Grants Compliance and Development Lead

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The Tenant Resource Center (TRC) is a nonprofit organization committed to housing justice for all. We help tenants, landlords, and service providers to keep people housed because housing is critical to everyone’s health and well-being. 

We are looking for a Grants Compliance and Development Lead who wants to use their experience, knowledge, and passion to help make a difference and be a part of this important work. At TRC, you’ll be joining a diverse team of talented, dedicated advocates for housing justice. Our services are all centered on eviction prevention and stable housing, including housing counseling, housing case management, mediation services, eviction diversion, rental assistance, outreach and education, and housing law seminars. TRC also created and manages an eviction defense program in partnership with local housing attorneys. We offer opportunities for professional growth and a fast-paced environment with complex challenges and a supportive team. 

Compensation and Benefits:


TRC pays 100% of the monthly premiums for individual and family health, dental, and vision plans. TRC also pays the monthly premium for a long-term disability plan, and offers additional benefits such as a 401(k) plan, short-term disability, and a flexible spending account. TRC offers 18 days a year of paid personal time off (PTO) as well as 11 paid holidays. At TRC, we believe all individuals should be paid fair wages and have access to affordable healthcare. Our compensation and benefits packages reflect our values.

Position Description:

The Grants Compliance and Development Lead, under the guidance of the Finance Director, will be responsible for overseeing the compliance of all grants and funding contracts. The Grants Compliance and Development Lead will ensure contract compliance requirements are met and will serve as internal liaison to program staff in their roles as they relate to grant compliance.

Position Type: Full-time (36 hours); Non-exempt

Hours: Some flexibility in scheduling available between 8:00-6:00, Monday-Friday

Position Reporting: Finance and Operation Director

Location: TRC Office, 1202 Williamson Ste 101, Madison, WI 53703; Remote Eligible

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a Grants Compliance and Development Lead with TRC, you will: 

  • Review all contracts and serve as the internal expert on grant compliance.
  • Maintain systems for tracking compliance with TRC’s grant reporting requirements.
  • Prepare timely and accurate reports to comply with grant requirements.
  • Oversee all grants and contracts and ensure all are consistently aligned with grants and program
    budgets throughout the grant period.
  • Work with staff to develop and implement processes to ensure grant compliance.
  • Coordinate with staff responsible for preparing information required in grant reports, including
    establishing deadlines and efficient systems for preparing and meeting requirements.
  • Communicate with funding agencies about grant requirements.
  • Assist with drafting and providing information for grant proposals.
  • Assist with grant writing functions and provide logistical support.
  • Assist with preparation of other reports to funders and the community.
  • Other duties as assigned which may vary based on grant requirements and staffing changes.


You don’t need to have all the preferred qualifications listed below to add value to our team and the work. Our clients have diverse experiences and backgrounds, and so do our employees. Diversity is a strength. If you care about housing justice and meet the minimum qualifications, we encourage you to apply! If a qualification below does not say it is preferred, that means it is required. 

  • Experience with managing grants or funding contracts at a nonprofit or government agency.
  • Experience with online grant management systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and proactively with a team, as well as work independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with diverse populations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite.
  • Experience with database systems and data collection tools.
  • Bi or multilingual, preferred.
  • Lived experiences of housing insecurity or court involved processes, particularly eviction,
    mediation, or the criminal justice system, preferred.

Essential Skills Required for All TRC Positions:

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Alignment with Tenant Resource Center core values and mission, including principles of Housing First, Trauma-Informed Care, and Housing as a Human Right.
  • Ability to hold compassion and empathy for all people and desire to provide client-centered care to program participants; requires a high degree of cultural competency.

Physical Requirements:

With or without a reasonable accommodation, a Bilingual Client Services Specialist must be able to: 

  • Work sitting and/or standing for long periods of time in the office and at other locations in the community
  • Work in a busy office environment with exposure to loud noises, fluorescent lighting, potential ink fumes, contact with synthetic materials, and air conditioning
  • Use a computer for the entire workday

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

TRC employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Under current CDC guidelines, an individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered consistent with legal requirements.

To Apply:

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We are committed to fostering and supporting an inclusive environment where all employees feel respected and welcome. TRC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. TRC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.