We Mean Business Job Vacancy: Grants and Program Associate - Washington, DC - USA

Grants and Program Associate

We Mean Business, a project of the New Venture Fund is recruiting a full time Grants and Program Associate.The Associate is a full time, non-exempt position working as part of the operations team where we manage fundraising, grants + programs, finance, and our partner board.

The associate role works very closely with the Managing Director and reports directly to the Director of Operations + Culture.

This is an essential role for our operations and development responsibilities for the entire coalition. A successful person in this role loves to work with people, is extremely detail oriented, has a good sense of humor and loves working in fast-paced entrepreneurial environments.

Essential Responsibilities

Grants + Programs
  • Work with Strategic Projects Manager to develop, plan for, and execute on granting cycles. Includes end-to-end support ranging from gantt calendar development, setting meetings + review time, overview material development, and having visibility on contracts
  • Support Strategic Projects Manager in developing biannual grant reports for funders, including coordination of partner reporting and drafting materials following templates
Board Management
  • Manage board meetings (and other) logistics including venue selection, catering, transportation, fulfillment and other related tasks
  • Scheduling board and compliance committee calls, working across time zones and with multiple staff
  • Working with Strategic Project Manager and Managing Director on various board communications, including planning, drafting materials and staff outreach
Managing Director support
  • Calendar + scheduling meetings and calls across time zones, manage travel schedules
  • Drafting emails on behalf of the Managing Director
  • Track emails for Managing Director and surface high priority items
  • Research and write briefings for various meetings and/or future ideas to develop
General Responsibilities
  • Lead on coordinating meeting and events logistics for all meetings – board meetings and calls, full team meetings, smaller team meetings for operations team
  • Provide support and logistics for various special projects and events, including research and event production management
  • Act as leading liaison between fiscal sponsor account team and operations team on select questions and items
Education + Experience
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum three years of full-time work experience
  • Impeccable interpersonal and client relationship skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Have enthusiastic team spirit, and the discipline and confidence to work solo
  • High level of computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Salesforce and Asana experience a plus
  • Ability to plan long term and proactively plan and provide materials needed
  • Enthusiasm for – and is very good at – managing multiple demands, projects and deadlines
To Apply
Send resume and cover letter as one document to jobs@wemeanbusinesscoalition.org
Use subject line “Grants and Program Associate

Applications will be accepted until the right candidate is found

Closing Date: 06 March 2019