Program Associate, Black-led Movement Fund

Borealis Philanthropy
Published
April 16, 2019
Location
Anywhere in the U.S., United States
Category
Program  
Job Type

Description

 

 

Program Associate – Black-Led Movement Fund (BLMF)

 

About Borealis Philanthropy

Borealis Philanthropy works as a partner to philanthropy, helping grantmakers expand their reach and impact. As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis helps connect grantmakers to organizations that meet their mission. We provide a high level of service to our funders and grantees by conducting our work in a manner that is collaborative, transparent, and accountable. We respond promptly to the needs and interests of our partners by staying abreast of changing policy and social landscapes. We educate grantmakers and non-profits organizations on the important role intermediaries play in the philanthropic sector, and endeavor to share our knowledge with the broader field. In carrying out this vision, we ultimately hope to change the way philanthropy works.

 

Overview of the Position

The Black-Led Movement Fund (BLMF) is a donor collaborative at Borealis Philanthropy whose purpose is to strengthen the capacity of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) so that it can better shape policy agendas for Black communities, create viable alternatives to institutions that have been harmful to Black people and build local Black community power.  The Fund exists to provide a dedicated vehicle for institutional funders to support the M4BL ecosystem as a whole. BLMF invests in organizers and leaders from directly affected communities — the underpinnings of any meaningful and lasting progress for Black liberation movements. The programmatic elements of the BLMF are

1) direct grantmaking; 2) organizational development, leadership and technical assistance support to a cohort of grantees; 3) movement-wide support; 4) donor development and education; and 5) coordination with other philanthropic partners to help resource the movement.

 

Reports to:        Program Officer BLMF

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Grantmaking: Provide administrative and programmatic support for Fund activities including:
    • Design of the Request for Proposals (RFP) sent to prospective applicants.
    • Inquiries from applicants,
    • Feedback during the grantee selection process
    • Review of proposals submitted by grant applicants; make site visits, as appropriate.
    • Preparation of written summaries for recommendations docket to donors.
    • Provide support to the organizational development and leadership development components of grantmaking.
    • Assist with grantee notifications and ongoing communications
  • Meeting coordination: Support the coordination of meetings for the BLMF:
    • Provide support for donor meetings, forums, funder briefings and grantee gatherings.
      • Specific tasks include: meeting planning, support with the creation of meeting materials, preparation and distribution of minutes and meeting materials, creation and management of mailing lists, meeting follow-up work, hosting of webinars, etc.
    • Fundraising: provide staff support as necessary around donor prospect research, assistance with proposal and report writing, preparation and distribution.
    • Budgeting: assist with tracking of BLMF expenses.
    • General administrative support: generate payment requests and invoice processing, compile reimbursement requests, provide travel and meeting logistical support, update the BLMF webpages as necessary, schedule internal and external meetings and organize and maintain program files.
    • Other support for programmatic activities as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector/community work.
  • Experience with and strong interest in Black-led, intersectional organizing and advocacy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a range of groups, including donors, consultants and community leaders.
  • Strong administrative skills, including accurate and timely preparation of reports, time management and organization.
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Expertise with Microsoft Windows Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and familiarity with or comfortability learning how to use grant management software such as Foundant GLM and Salesforce.
  • Ability to work independently and virtually with a staff team located in different parts of the country.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

Status:  Full-time, Regular, Exempt, benefits eligible

Salary Range: $60-75k

Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Trans Health Benefit program, 401k plan, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Life and AD&D Insurance, 12 paid holidays plus the days between Christmas and New Year’s, paid parental leave, and a generous PTO program.

 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Borealis is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

 

How to Apply

Position open until filled. We encourage applications on or before May 15, 2019.

 

Please email the following materials to [email protected] and indicate: “BLM Program Associate – Name” in subject line of email and attach:

  • Cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications
  • Resume
  • Links to 2 – 3 articles, videos, and/or resources about Black-led activism that speak to your interests on this issue and/or that you have written
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