Position Title: Grants Manager – NDN Foundation
Location: Remote, Hybrid, or at Headquarters in Rapid City, SD
Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
Reporting to the Director of Grants Management, the Grants Manager will support the Director and team in managing the overall effectiveness of operations and the utilization of the grants management systems and processes. The Grants Manager will administer the planning and implementation of the transactional aspects of grantmaking within the grants management system, as well as its maintenance and refinement. This includes adhering and enforcing grantmaking parameters and the legal and compliance aspects of the process.
WHO WE ARE
NDN Collective is the most ambitious, systemic effort to empower Indigenous Peoples in the history of philanthropy. We are creating a paradigm change in how society invests in Indigenous Peoples by dramatically scaling up investment and shifting decision-making power. We are doing four key things to create a new ecosystem that supports Indigenous self-determination:
- We are dramatically increasing philanthropic investment into Indigenous-led organizations, with the goal of giving out $50M per year in grants.
- We are creating an Indigenous-led CDFI to move $100M of for-profit investment into projects led by and serving Indigenous communities.
- We are building capacity in Indigenous communities to be able to absorb this new influx of capital.
- We are advocating for Indigenous rights and policy changes that will enable our peoples and communities to thrive.
What Sets Us Apart
- We represent the people we serve—we are Indigenous-led and support Indigenous people and organizations
- We think in systems and recognize the interconnectedness of all living things
- We are changemakers that have and model a mindset of abundance
- We believe in the power of Indigenous self-determination to create a just, equitable world for all people and the planet
- We integrate culture and ceremony into our work
- We acknowledge and pay respects to our elders and past while taking ownership and control of our future.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Manages and supports the entire spectrum of grants requirements and funding streams for the organization beginning with grant applications, payments and reporting, all aspects of legal and compliance and grantmaking parameters, and appropriate record keeping.
- Manages the workflows of grantmaking in conjunction with the Foundation grantmaking team.
- Identifies and develops strategies to optimize the grants administration process for continuous improvements.
- Leads and manages the grants review process as it pertains to the utilization of the grants management system.
- Ensures that grants are implemented in accordance with funding allocations.
- Communicates and works closely with the grants review team to coordinate grant review and reporting cycles.
- Manages and coordinates grant timelines with Foundation staff, including upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities.
- Assists in invoicing, accounting, reporting, and all other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of the grant process.
- Prepares and maintains rubrics, reports, and other data collection for grants and data analysis and review.
- Provides detailed reports for the leadership team or the NDN Collective Board of Directors with respect to grantee impact and progress.
- Monitors grant related record-keeping and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs.
- Provides training to new staff and others as needed on grants management, reporting requirements, and all required systems.
- Other duties as assigned.
WHO YOU ARE
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- 3-4 years of relevant experience
- Grant writing experience with success securing foundation, state, and federal grants
- Prior grant management experience with a non-profit, tribal or government agency, or other entity
- Experience working with data management systems
- Demonstrated commitment to serving Indigenous Peoples and/or the public in a mission-drive organization
- A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in budgets for grant proposal
- Demonstrated ability to assess qualitative and quantitative outcome data and to provide technical assistance to grantees to help them achieve exemplary results
Knowledge and Skills
- Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
- Excellent organizational skills with abilities to prioritize work, pay attention to detail, and meet deadlines and objectives
- Strong written and verbal communication, including presentation skills for various audiences
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Outstanding research and analytical skills
- Possesses good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues
- Strong team collaboration skills that move projects forward in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to perform within a cross-functional team structure and handle multiple job responsibilities as they occur
- Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
- Must be a multi-tasker with a strong ability to work under pressure
- Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and the Internet
- ACTIVATOR: You are a self-reliant person and are strong at making things happen by turning thoughts into actions.
- LEARNER: You have strong learning agility and are able to rapidly understand and analyze new situations. You learn from your successes and failures and improve processes in your work.
- COMMUNICATOR: You are an exceptionally strong communicator who can create high-quality materials and deliver compelling messages and presentations.
- ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: You are ambitious and creative and enjoy the process of building something from the ground up.
- SOCIALLY & EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT: You are able to work efficiently and respectfully with others. You understand how individuals, groups, and societies work and you build rapport through being trustworthy and empathetic.
- DETAIL ORIENTED: You strive for perfection and are able to move from the high level of a project to its smallest details.
- FLEXIBLE: You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are flexible when it is necessary. You are willing to travel when needed and excel in a remote worksite.
This position is salaried at a GS Level 11 with a salary ranging from $58,465 – $76,000. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance as well as 401(k) retirement plan, a wellness program, personal leave and professional development.
HOW TO APPLY
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “INSERT JOB TITLE – [YOUR NAME].” In the email, please include:
As a single PDF attachment, include:
- Your resume
- 1-page cover letter explaining your interest in the organization and position
- Short answers to the following questions:
- How does your indigeneity inform your current work and your interest in the position?
- What is your philosophy about the position?
- What would you be most nervous about going into this role if you were offered and accepted the position?
- NDN Collective conducts background checks, is there anything you want to share with us about your background?
- What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
- In the body of the email, please copy and paste the content of your short answers and include your name, phone number, and email address.
- During the month of December we freeze all hiring. Though applicants may be contacted for interviews during this time, please understand that we will not hire any new employees until January.
As attention to detail is critical for success in this role, only applicants who follow these specific application guidelines will be considered.
Note: Please apply to one position only.
NDN Collective is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination. It is NDN Collective’s policy to comply with all federal, state, tribal and local laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. In keeping with that policy, NDN Collective is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against or harassment of any of our employees or others present at our facilities by anyone, including any NDN Collective supervisor, co-worker, vendor or client.