Sr. Contracts Administrator

Location: Los Angeles

Salary: $90,000/yr

Organization Overview

Founded in 2004, Brilliant Corners provides innovative housing and housing-related services to those transitioning from or at risk of homelessness or institutionalization. We develop, own, and manage multi-family supportive housing and licensed residential care homes. Additionally, we implement a broad array of scattered-site, one-on-one supportive housing, and clinical case management programs through partnerships with developmental services, homeless services, veteran services, and health care sectors. 


In short, we do good work.


We have offices statewide with a staff of passionate people. While we are growing rapidly, we are also selective: We’re seeking inspired, talented people who want to be part of a team effecting profound change and who have fun doing it.   

Department Summary  

The Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool (FHSP) is a supportive housing rental subsidy program of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), along with other governmental partners, managed-care organizations, and foundations. The goal of the FHSP is to secure quality affordable housing for extremely vulnerable Angelenos. Brilliant Corners, the central coordinating community-based partner for FHSP, works to secure a broad range of housing options, including individual apartments, blocks of units, and entire buildings. Brilliant Corners identifies and secures units Countywide, provides move-in assistance and rental subsidy disbursements, coordinates with case managers, and assists with neighborhood relations. 


Position Summary

The Sr. Contracts Administrator is a new position within the Project Based Voucher (PBV) Pipeline Team. In collaboration with the Associate Director and Real Estate Manager, this position leads the charge in negotiating and executing Master Rent Subsidy Agreements (MRSA) that expand the Pipeline of PSH buildings. An MRSA is a long-term operating agreement between Brilliant Corners and private housing providers, where Brilliant Corners reserves a specific number of units within a project-based building for a duration of usually 5-15 years. This position will provide high-quality thought partnership, strategic direction, and support in contract negotiation throughout the entire MRSA contract lifecycle, including amendments and extensions. During tenancy, S/he/they will provide technical assistance when contract compliance issues arise and will strategize with internal stakeholders and funders on how to leverage the MRSA to resolve challenges.


The Sr. Contracts Administrator position is a great opportunity for a person interested in leveraging their skills in contract negotiation, partner relations, and collaborative problem solving to support the growth of our PBV pipeline. S/he/they will actively engage with County funders – DHS, the Office of Diversion and Reentry (ODR), and the Department of Mental Health (DMH) – to provide MRSA content expertise and will have the ability to shape MRSA policies and recommendations.


Position Responsibilities

Lead MRSA contract negotiations with the goal of efficiently & successfully executing agreements agreed upon by BC, funders and partners

Serve as the primary point of contact throughout the MRSA contract lifecycle from contract development, negotiation and execution, including amendments, extensions and termination

Provide documentation, information and programmatic insight to BC counsel to draft and prepare MRSA contracts, amendments, extensions and notices

Collaborate with internal teams to process and track MRSA contracts, amendments, extensions, and notices

Receive and organize any documentation needed to verify partner obligations stipulated in contracts, amendments or notices

Work with County funders to discuss or consult on specific contractual issues that may initiate changes to MRSA policies and templates

Collaborate with the Associate Director and BC counsel to amend contract templates for agreements, amendments, extensions, and notices as needed.

Provide technical assistance to Portfolio Management team when contract compliance issues arise and engage in direct conversations with partners to address challenges until resolved

Update database which contains MRSA details, contract and amendment tracking data, and other information

Attend workshops, meetings and conferences as appropriate

Special projects as assigned


Professional Experience

3 or more years of experience in permanent supportive housing development, real estate acquisitions and/or contract management strongly preferred.

Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM), Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM), or Certified Contract Management Associate (CCMA) certification strongly preferred, but not required.  

Knowledge of basic principles of contract law.

Experience drafting contracts and legal documents.

Knowledge of contract document management systems or other data systems.

Demonstrated leadership as evidenced by increasing levels of responsibility and management over the course of the candidate’s career.

Knowledge of the LA County affordable housing and PSH landscape strongly preferred.

Excellent people skills, specifically customer service skills and a capacity for collaboration and interpersonal relationships.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to express technical concepts clearly to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Strong organizational skills with strong attention to detail.

Ability to simultaneously manage multiple contracts, projects and timelines.

Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse community and organizational groups.


Core Competencies  

Managing and Measuring Work: Clearly assigns responsibility for task and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work. 

Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for things they see as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others. 

Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; gets first-hand client information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with clients in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with all stakeholders and gains their trust and respect. 


Organizational Values  

Humanity: Putting people first: We are committed to meeting people where they’re at, honoring their dignity, diversity, and experience.   

Community: Building a better future: Sustainable housing solutions are fostered through partnership, collaboration, and human connection.   

Ingenuity:Innovating for transformation: Systems-change requires relentless determination, thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo.  


Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to speak, hear, and see.  


Salary range for this position is $90,000 annually. This position is being offered at $90,000 annually.  


Brilliant Corners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.  


Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental, & Vision)  

Retirement Plan (With 5% Match)  

Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary and AD&D)  

Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)  

Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)  

Short Term & Long-Term Disability  

Training & Development  

Wellness Resources  

Hybrid Work  

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