Date:                  July, 2017

Department:      Programs

Reports to:        Program Director, Economic Justice

Location:           12 MetroTech, Brooklyn, NY

Salary Range:    $50-55K

Position Summary:

The Ms. Foundation for Women seeks an exceptional individual with strong program management, coordination, and organizing skills for the position of Program Associate, Economic Justice. The Program Associate will work closely with the Program Director to support the Foundation’s Economic Justice program; identify potential grantees and partner organizations; manage grantmaking and programmatic initiatives.

The Program Associate will bring an understanding of feminism, the women’s rights movement, and the intersections of race, class, and gender as well as intersections with other social justice issues such as reproductive justice, safety, immigrant justice and criminal justice, particularly as they pertain to women of color, transgender and gender-non-conforming women. In addition, she/he/they will bring knowledge of a broad set of economic justice issues, including but not limited to, childcare policy, low wage worker rights, and will have an understanding of movement building, advocacy, and grassroots organizing within women of color communities.

Responsibilities:

Implement grantmaking process for Economic Justice program area, including preparing requests for proposals; coordinating and participating in proposal review, docket write-up, and coordinating and co-facilitating staff-wide proposal review meetings; monitoring grantee progress and outcomes through phone calls and email, webinars, and other tools; tracking annual program plans and grants budgets. Work with Program Director to strategize around grantee selection process and assist in the development/evolution of program design. Research and explore existing trends in women’s economic security and policy.   20%
Organize grantee convenings as part of our capacity building work, including but not limited to: organizing grantee convenings and other program-related meetings, including providing input on the agenda, grantee communication, handling all logistics (travel, venues, lodging, catering, AV), producing/organizing meeting materials, managing budgets, processing contracts and expense reimbursements, on-site support, and any needed follow-up.   20%
Draft agreements with external consultants, monitor and manage SOWs to ensure timely and appropriate deliverables (follow up on timelines, extensions and/or agreement modifications). Support on consultant projects/research reports, i.e. assisting consultants with data collection, interview scheduling, report editing and design, and dissemination strategies.   15%
Actively participate in internal and external meetings, taking notes to document/summarize proceedings and decisions made, and follow-up as appropriate; represent the Foundation at external program-related meetings and conferences as determined by Program Director; and respond to general inquiries for information regarding the program.   10%
Work with Finance team and Program Director to monitor and manage EJ program budget spend down according to approved annual budget, organize and maintain program files, reference materials, assisting in retrieving information as needed/requested.   15%
Work cross departmentally with Development staff to prepare proposals to potential donors, review and edit reports, provide updates to current funders. Work with External Affairs staff to coordinate on communications or policy advocacy-related projects involving grantees.   15%
Take on research and special projects as directed by Program Director, Economic Justice or Vice President, Programs.   5%
Manage administrative tasks such as organizing program files, reference materials, and mailing lists, retrieving information from GIFTS and other databases; handling invoices, payment reconciliation, and AmEx payment requests.   5%

 

Requirements:

 Bachelor’s degree or minimum of three years’ work experience in relevant program implementation, grantmaking, or grassroots organizing, especially within the labor movement. An economic analysis a plus.

  • Strong project management skills, e.g. planning, administrative, and organizational skills; ability to manage time efficiently, meet deadlines, and work independently with minimal support.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to quickly gather, synthesize and summarize information in a clear and jargon-free manner.
  • Highly proficient with Internet and Windows-based technology (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Experience with Asana, Redbooth, or other project management and grants management software a plus.
  • Clear communications style; well-developed problem-solving skills; willingness to ask questions and seek assistance if needed.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; flexible working style; sense of humor; calm and resourceful; able to work under pressure; responsible; able to take ownership of a project and hold oneself accountable for results.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate respectful, responsive relationships with grantee partners, funder affinity group partners, external consultants, and allies.
  • Ability to manage stakeholder relationships and work with grantees or partner organizations. Experience with grassroots organizations and grassroots leadership development a plus.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and build strong and collegial working relationships with colleagues, grantees, donors, potential funders, and institutional partners.
  • Feminist with a demonstrated understanding of movement building, progressive movement organizing, and intersectionality.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s Theory of Change, and to working with diverse communities on women’s economic justice while also making connections to other social justice issues.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.
  • Women of color strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To learn more about the Ms. Foundation for Women, please visit: www.forwomen.org

To apply for the position, please submit a detailed cover letter and current resume to: abradford@ms.foundation.org not later than August 25, 2017.

 

The Ms. Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status or sexual orientation. Job is Brooklyn-based.

This position is included in the bargaining unit of UAW Local 2110, Technical, Office and Professional Workers.