Do you enjoy championing your organization's work, building strong partnerships, and motivating others to leverage resources for the greater good? Do you enjoy crafting creative fundraising appeals and opportunities to engage with partners? Do you want to be challenged, leverage a ton of skills, be on the cutting edge of economic justice work, have a good laugh, brainstorm a lot, get frustrated sometimes but inspired frequently, and be on the right side of history?
Mission Asset Fund (MAF) is looking for a Grants Coordinator to join MAF’s Philanthropy team to support the day-to-day management of the grant portfolio. The Grants Coordinator will be primarily responsible for supporting the preparation of grant proposals and reports, but also eager to jump in on funder communications, presentations and webinars, as well as fundraising campaigns. As part of the Philanthropy team, the Grants Coordinator will work closely with MAF’s CEO to help build open and authentic relationships with community and corporate foundations, government agencies, innovative philanthropists and other partners who want to advance solutions centered on low-income and immigrant communities’ experiences.
Our story: Mission Asset Fund (MAF) is a groundbreaking non-profit on a mission to create a fair financial marketplace for hardworking families. MAF is a nationwide leader in developing innovative and successful asset-building strategies. Our award-winning social loan models build pathways out of the financial shadows for low-income individuals across the U.S. A hybrid between a tech start-up and a nonprofit, MAF is a great place to work for both nonprofit and for-profit professionals who are interested in tech for social good and thrive in a fast-paced environment. The issues we are tackling are real and require dedication and urgency to be met head-on. At MAF, we work hard and care deeply about the clients we serve.
As MAF grows, we need a data-drive and eloquent Grants Coordinator to help us communicate and report to philanthropic partners. This is a great opportunity for someone with passion and experience mobilizing resources that help low-income and immigrant communities build financial security.
An awesome team to work with: This is a fully remote position with potential opportunities for regular meetups in our San Francisco office for local candidates. You will be working with a team that is ridiculously dedicated to the mission and fun to work with. We are extremely collaborative and embrace teamwork as a core value. As a nonprofit and tech startup, we attract people who like to jump in with both feet and who aren’t afraid of learning how to do better. Hailing from many different cultural and professional backgrounds, we are drawn together by a passion for embracing technology and creativity to make the world a better place for hardworking families.
Reports to: Philanthropy Manager
Desired Skills and Experience
- You bring a passion for social justice to everything you do and are excited about the opportunity to champion equity, immigrants’ rights, and financial security with a growing national network of supporters.
- You have 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, including at least 2 years supporting the management of a large grant portfolio and seven-figure grants.
- You have experience with corporate, foundation, and government funders. Experience with high net worth individuals is a plus.
- Experience working with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Community Reinvestment Act funding, and federal grants is a plus.
- You are an exceptionally compelling storyteller and writer, with an adaptive and versatile writing style.
- You are a good listener and collaborative builder, able to take strategic guidance and transform it into a tangible product - whether that’s a proposal, email, or campaign messaging.
- You have experience designing and implementing individual donor strategies, including annual appeals and recurring donation programs.
- You bring an analytical approach to your work, and are comfortable pulling together portfolio performance metrics, building data reports, and designing budgets. Must be familiar with Salesforce.
- You are detail-oriented, extremely organized, and have a proven track record of leading complex projects and building new infrastructure and processes.
- You have impeccable interpersonal and communication skills. You bring a high level of professionalism alongside a strong sense of empathy and authenticity.
- You are a strong collaborator who enjoys working with others, has a systems eye, and is extremely well-organized.
- You enjoy a fast-paced environment, wearing multiple hats, and are able to distill a lot of information into clear insights.
- You have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
Project & systems management (45%)
- Update and manage contact and donation records in Salesforce for an active portfolio of government, corporate, and foundation funders and prospects.
- Develop Salesforce reports, dashboards, and data requests that help the team keep a pulse on the grant portfolio and report updates to internal stakeholders.
- In the development of fundraising dashboards, coordinate regular check-ins with the fundraising team to monitor progress.
- Maintain institutional archives related to funders and campaign files, including records of proposal submissions and grant agreements.
- Help keep the grant calendar up to date with all ongoing philanthropy projects, using the calendar to manage and assign tasks and ensure the team meets all deadlines.
- Track fundraising-related phone calls, meetings, webinars, trainings, and conferences.
- Manage team’s internal funding audits, including monthly individual donor and institutional funder cross-check reporting.
Grant management & writing (35%)
- Support with the outlining, drafting, and editing of grant proposals and reports about MAF’s financial programs and services for private, community, and corporate foundations and government agencies.
- Proofread and edit narrative materials produced by other team members as necessary.
- Take primary ownership of collecting and submitting grant-related materials in a timely and organized fashion.
- Support the team’s monitoring compliance with relevant federal, state, and local guidelines.
- Keep grant acknowledgment letters updated and ensure all funder contributions receive a timely acknowledgment.
- Conduct research and write funder profiles on current and prospective funding sources, to prepare for phone calls/meetings and/or expand grants portfolio.
- Grow in understanding of the fields of asset building, immigrant rights, community development, and financial security to ensure MAF’s funder-facing content is timely and relevant.
Relationship management (20%)
- Participate in cross-team collaboration to gather insights that may inform reports to funders on progress toward grant objectives.
- Help with the team’s fundraising campaigns (end of year and issue-focused campaigns) that rally individual donors and foundation partners to support MAF’s work.
- Participate in the team’s development and implementation of a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with individual donors.
- Help the team manage relationships with philanthropic partners, like supporting follow up on information requests and periodic one-on-one check ins, as needed.
Compensation & Benefits
- This is a full-time position with an anticipated salary range of $80,000-85,000. Salary will be dependent on experience.
- We believe in work-life balance and are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with this value.
- We provide 20 days of Paid Time Off (160 hours)/year accrued for the first two years of full-time employment, 13 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule.
- We provide generous medical (HMO and PPO options), dental, vision, disability, life, flexible spending account, and AD&D insurance.
- We care about your financial future. We provide a matching 401K plan that is immediately vested. We will match up to 6% of your compensation/year.
- Commuter benefits & flexible savings accounts: pre-tax benefit accounts used to pay for expenses like healthcare or commuter expenses like parking, vanpool, public transit—including train, subway, bus, and ferry.
Our Hiring Process & Timeline
- We will read your cover letter first; it’s important for us to understand whether this is the right fit for you. In your cover letter, please be sure to tell us why you are interested in this job, what is most important to you about MAF’s work, and share examples of past work you’ve done that makes you a strong candidate.
- We’ll also take a close look at your grant writing sample. Please provide the best example you can share that showcases your strengths in writing clear and compelling appeals.
- We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
- We would like to have the selected candidate start as soon as possible.
Equal Opportunity Employment: Mission Asset Fund is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Mission Asset Fund does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Deadline: Applications are processed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled.
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