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Grants Associate

Global Greengrants Fund Full-Time  Anywhere 11 Jul 2022

Job Description

Grants Associate (Remote)

Reports to: Grants Manager
Position Status: Full-time, Exempt
Position Location: Remote
Salary Range: $50,000 $55,000 DOE

ABOUT US

Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) is a Colorado-based public charity that mobilizes resources to communities worldwide to protect our shared planet and work toward an equitable world. We power grassroots change by trusting local people to advance solutions and strategies that best fit their needs while providing them the resources to make their ideas a reality. Our vast global network reaches deep into communities to find innovative, effective, outside-the-box solutions that protect the planet and the rights of people. Together with our diverse community of people on the frontlines and our supporters, since 1993 we have made over 15,000 grants in 168 countries, mobilizing more than $100 million to support the work of local groups.

2022 is a year of exciting work-culture evolution and growth at GGF, as we open new staff roles and embark on a transformative strategic journey to re-imagine what working at our global organization looks and feels like. Our vision is moving us toward reduced hierarchy, decentralization, and more collaborative and self-organized ways of working.

Join us! We are seeking new team members to be a force for change as we collectively reinvent how we work while helping our activists take on the world’s most pressing environmental and social justice challenges.

GGF is committed to being a diverse, inclusive organization and workforce that fully represents the world we want to see. People of color and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other members of historically oppressed communities are encouraged to apply for this role.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Grants Associate plays a key role in collaborating across teams and our network to carry out Greengrants’ grantmaking. They work to get funding to grantee groups quickly, while administering and maintaining the processes that ensure that grantmaking is legally compliant, efficient, and timely.

The Grants Associate will be assigned specific regional and thematic Advisory Boards, and will oversee the processing, administration, and due diligence of grants, the tracking of budgets and restrictions, and communication with coordinators, administrators, advisors, and grantees.

The Grants Associate is responsible for accurately recording and tracking grant information, grantee data, and grant reports, as well as analyzing that data, identifying trends, providing research, and sharing information with other Greengrants staff.

As part of our organizational transformation processes, the Grant Associate will actively participate in regular meetings to help shape the strategy and ways of working in our organization.

The Grant Associate will work remotely, from anywhere in the world.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide administrative and programmatic support for the Advisory Boards assigned to the Grants Associate, serving as the primary point of contact for all grant problem-solving and questions related to their Advisory Boards
  • Process grants recommended by Advisory Boards, ensuring the proposal meets standards, and is finalized and paid in a timely manner
  • Maintain grantmaking process integrity and meet due diligence requirements to ensure legal compliance
  • Ensure the grant and grantee records’ accuracy, track board budgets, track spenddown of restricted funds, and maintain grant database accuracy
  • Collaborate with Finance Team to pay grants and address issues as needed
  • Keep the Advisory Boards within budget and work with coordinators, administrators, and Programs staff to help ensure that Boards meet their funding requirements
  • Perform monthly, quarterly, and annual grants management and financial records reconciliations
  • Assist in grant database development, enhancement, and implementation
  • Support the grants and program teams by analyzing grantmaking, outcomes, and trends, and providing research and reporting
  • Work with development and communications staff to utilize grant stories, data, research, and other information
  • Assist in the onboarding support of administrators for regional advisory boards

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR LIVED EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience with nonprofit grant accounting/financial issues and analysis
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Excellent MS Excel skills, proficiency with pivot tables
  • Ability to ensure accuracy of work and demonstrate precise attention to detail
  • Database experience (I.e.. SmartSimple, Blackbaud, Salesforce)
  • Ability to embrace, support, and integrate GGF’s values and principles into work and relationships. Promote and demonstrate GGF’S commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • International grants and grantmaking experience
  • Experience conducting social science research, particularly on issues of environmental and social justice
  • Knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector
  • Multi-cultural experience and/or multi-lingual skills appreciated
  • Understanding of and interest in Global Greengrants Fund’s work and environmental and climate justice, human rights, and philanthropy is highly desired
  • Knowledge and understanding of Global South grassroots movements

LOCATIONS/AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Remote (from anywhere in the world!)
  • Available to collaborate virtually with offices in Colorado, USA (MST) and London, UK (GST)

BENEFITS

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance coverage for you and your dependents
  • 403b retirement plan, life insurance, flexible spending plan
  • 11 paid holidays, sick time, and vacation at an accrual rate of 10 days year one

COMPENSATION REMOTE WORKER

The salary range is $50,000 55,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience for the employee based in the U.S., or regional-equivalent salary if outside of the US.

Global Greengrants Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. To successfully perform the job, individuals must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

https://www.greengrants.org/careers/grants-associate-remote/

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