Job ID: 18326

Location: San Antonio Texas

Federal Program Manager


National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) is a national membership organization representing 200+ nonprofits that serve diverse Latino communities in 46 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico. With offices in San Antonio, TX, and DC, we are a grant maker and US Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). We support our members through training, funding, policy advocacy, and resources to amplify the impact of their programs and services. Working together, the NALCAB network is able to effect real change. NALCAB Network members invest in their communities by building affordable housing, addressing gentrification, supporting small business growth, and providing financial counseling on credit building and homeownership issues. We aim to strengthen the economy by advancing economic mobility in Latino communities.


Your Role:

As the Federal Program Manager, you will manage federal programs created to build assets in diverse communities nationwide. You will help build assets in local communities through affordable housing and community development programs, with a focus on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Compass program. Through these programs, NALCAB provides technical assistance and capacity-building activities to nonprofit organizations and local government entities engaged in community development and operating federal entitlement programs. This position reports to the Director of Federal Programs and may supervise staff.


To thrive, you should have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, business or public administration, operations management, or related field
  • Knowledge of techniques for providing technical assistance and training.
  • Knowledge of federal entitlement programs, including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and HOME, and federal grant processes/systems is preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team environment across different program areas
  • Ability to understand and interpret data.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Some travel required.


Don’t be discouraged to apply if you don’t meet every requirement. Research has shown that people of color are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t meet every requirement. At NALCAB, we are committed to building an improved, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We encourage you to apply even if your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification listed in this job description. You may be the candidate for this role.


Your key responsibilities and duties as the Federal Program Manager – Community Compass will include:

  • Manage multiple short- and medium-term technical assistance and capacity-building work with non-profits, cities, states, and counties to facilitate equitable/efficient use of federal funds. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
    1. Assist in creating work plans and budgets
    2. Manage project budgets and monitor actual expenditures
    3. Engage, contract, and deploy third-party consultants
    4. Coordinate and facilitate collaborative efforts among multiple entities
    5. Document outcomes and compliance with contractual obligations
    6. Synthesize data and assist in writing reports
    7. Utilize HUD information management systems as required
  • Provide direct technical assistance, either through internal expertise or a consultant team, on topics including, but not limited to, the following:
    1. Efficient/effective use of federal block grants such as CDBG, HOME
    2. Addressing the housing needs of diverse populations
    3. Community wealth-building and economic development
    4. Placed-based initiatives
    5. Strengthening or expanding community development programs
    6. Resource development and strategic planning
  • Participate in facilitating community engagement sessions and public presentations.


Best-in-Class Benefits and Perks:

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by a competitive compensation of $51,000-$63,000 annually, depending on experience, and an extensive benefits package including:

  • Health benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) / retirement plan with employer matching
  • Life & Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending and health savings accounts
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Employee assistance program
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Parental Leave


Plus, we work to maintain the best environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where everyone feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.


Ready To Lead Lasting Change by Shaping The Future Of Our Communities? Apply Now!

NALCAB is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NALCAB believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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