MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective and promising grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of movements, community organizing, and elections. We aim to increase investment in frontline organizations led by the most impacted communities to increase turnout among the progressive base, build long-term political power, and ultimately to transform our country at the local, state, and national levels. In the 2020 cycle, MVP successfully moved over $120 million to over 600 local groups across the country, focused in the most critical states.
We are organizers, and the heart of our work is organizing donors through MVP to support local groups in order to build, sustain, and amplify their impact. We work in service of local groups, and we try to be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and to be careful about incentivizing actions that could alter an organization’s own priorities; we work hard not to impose on our partners. We are also striving to continuously scrutinize and dismantle the ways we manifest and reproduce white supremacy culture both internally and externally.
We focus on building from our assets, and taking a positive approach to growth and change that helps groups and donors to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement. We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach; we are always seeking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration among groups and donors.
The Foundation Relations Manager will work as part of MVP’s multifaceted and fast-moving Development department. Reporting to the Senior Director of Foundation Relations, the FRM will assist in developing a well-coordinated strategic plan aimed at increasing and maintaining foundation support to the Movement Voter Fund; maintaining current foundation relationships; targeting new prospects; cultivating new relationships; and securing new grants. The FRM will work to develop and maintain excellent grant maintenance and reporting systems, and ensure timely submission of proposals, financials, and reports.
As MVP’s Foundation Relations Manager, you will be responsible for:
Tracking grant submission and reporting deadlines.
Managing incoming grant agreements and tracking the flow of funds to and through our fiscal sponsor.
Create and maintain accurate and timely donor tracking systems and databases, in coordination with the Development Operations Manager
Researching and identifying new grant opportunities.
Working closely with the Senior Director of Foundation Relations in developing, cultivating and soliciting potential prospects.
Developing reports on activities and progress toward achieving stated goals.
Stewarding assigned prospects and documenting activities in CRM database.
Other duties as assigned; we’re a growing organization, and responsibilities will evolve with the role and as opportunities emerge.
Location: Fully remote, with the expectation of occasional travel post-pandemic (i.e. 2-5 times annually). We strive to create a family-friendly work environment and can make accommodations for team members with limited ability to travel.
Compensation and hours:
This is a full-time, salaried position with a base salary between $70,000 - $100,000, commensurate with skills and experience, with generous benefits including employer-paid medical and optional dental and vision insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k), regular work-from-home and wellness stipends, and four weeks of paid vacation.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and we will move quickly to hire an excellent candidate.
Equal employment statement:
Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other characteristics.
At least three years of foundation relations experience, including prospecting, cultivation, proposal writing, budget experience, and stewardship.
Passion for grassroots progressive political change and shifting power to marginalized communities.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate to a wide range of external as well as internal constituents.
Must be self-motivated and well-organized and work well in both a team atmosphere and independently.
Strong computer and database skills, ideally including CRMs, Airtable, and Google Suite.
Experience working effectively in a fast-paced environment and producing results under deadlines. Experience working on a fully-remote team is a plus.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills with large groups as well aswith individuals.
Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.
Cultural humility - ability to build relationships across lines of difference.
Demonstrated ability to engage at a high level with issues of racial equity and inclusion.
We realize that some great candidates may not have every single thing on this list - that’s OK! If this job posting piques your interest, we encourage you to apply!
Telecommuting is allowed.
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