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 tens of millions of dollars 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.
As the Grant Support Specialist, you will be responsible for:
Support state partnership associates and fund directors with administrative tasks that include notifying grant award recipients of their grants and updating contact preferences.
Prepare monthly grantmaking reports for MVP’s leadership, and prepare data to inform donor briefings and other external materials on grantmaking activities and emerging areas of funding, with support from the grantmaking team.
As directed by Programs Team, support communications flow with MVP’s grantee partners
Support the collection of end-of-year reporting data from grantees; support the Programs Team in designing creative collection methods in order to meet groups where they are; and produce an annual report that MVP can use to highlight the groups and work we support with a variety of audiences.
Using similar creative methods in order to create and help organize plans/budgets from grantees when necessary for annual grantmaking. Where appropriate, collecting responses from grantees that need additional support to submit required data points.
Other duties: We’re a growing organization, and responsibilities will evolve with the role and as opportunities emerge.
2+ years of experience in the field in paid or volunteer capacity, supporting local grassroots organizations and leaders, and a deep understanding of the work.
2+ years of experience in grant writing, including proposals and reporting.
Cultural humility — ability to build relationships across lines of difference.
Demonstrated ability to engage at a high level with issues of racial and social equity and inclusion.
Passion for grassroots progressive political change and shifting power to marginalized communities.
Demonstrated writing and editing skills.
Demonstrated ability to leverage technology and database systems such as Google Suite, Microsoft Excel, AirTable, and Slack.
Awareness of legal compliance for c3, c4, and PACs. You know that different entities adhere to different legal compliance guidelines and are willing to learn more about them to help groups remain in compliance.
Having worked in an issue-based organization, that engages members on legislative & policy change, as well as electoral activism.
Remote work management experience and skills.
Coaching and/or facilitation experience.
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!
Compensation: Based on experience, We envision a full-time version of this role in the $60,000 to $75,000 range, but we are open to exploring other arrangements, including a consulting relationship for the right person.
Reports to: Director of Legal Compliance & Grants Coordinator
Equal employment statement:
Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer, we’re 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.
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