US Programs Manager (HIP)

Location: California (preferably Oakland office)
Reports to: Director of Programs and Strategy
Projects/Areas: Programs
Position Type: Full time

Organization Overview:

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is a transnational network of grantmakers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas. HIP connects and convenes funders, nonprofits, researchers, and other leaders to identify emerging needs among Latinos as well as best practices for responsive and effective funding of social change. HIP pioneers new philanthropic models by leading collaborative initiatives and has provided grants and training to help build the capacity of more than 800 organizations and leaders.

Position Summary:

The U.S. Programs Manager will be responsible for supporting HIP’s Program Directors to develop and implement US programs including in the areas of civic participation, health equity, leadership development, education equity, immigration, and other programmatic priorities to further HIP’s mission to further Latino leadership and voice.

In coordination with senior leadership, the U.S. Program Manager will support HIP’s fostering of relationships with key grassroots, institutional, and funder stakeholders and creatively identify opportunities for partner collaboration and investment with the ultimate goal of building the strength, power, and health of Latino communities.

This is a 40 ­hour per week position with the expectation of 25% travel locally, regionally, and nationally.

Major Responsibilities:

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION (40%)

  • Facilitate the planning of joint activities, actions, or projects of local and national network members and partners
  • Research, design, fundraise for, and coordinate the launch of programmatic initiatives in the areas of civic participation, immigration, economic, environmental justice, leadership development, education, and health equity, and other areas according to HIP’s strategic direction and goals, in coordination with programs team
  • Integrate and support HIPGive crowdfunding initiatives within US programs in coordination with a multinational HIPGive team
  • Develop and execute clear and comprehensive work plans for programmatic initiatives, in coordination and in close communication with Programs Directors and informing other team members at HIP
  • Manage execution of HIP program budgets
  • Research and support proposals to develop and implement future­ focused initiatives that extend reach and impact of our programs
  • Participate as a member of HIP’s program and development teams, utilizing a collaborative style to achieve programmatic and fundraising goals
  • Support HIP’s mission, vision, and strategic goals in other areas that arise

COMMUNICATIONS AND PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (35%)

  • Conduct outreach and engagement to identify and cultivate relationships with current and prospective key partners: local coalitions, organizations, funders, and other important stakeholders
  • Coordinate communication among network members and partner organizations, organize convenings, webinars, and workshops, and support other efforts to engage partners and bring visibility to HIP’s work
  • Identify emerging issues and trends facing Latino communities and remain in close communication with Latino-­serving community groups and coalitions within under-resourced areas
  • Draft, edit, and finalize external communications including blogs, talking points, and short articles to promote HIP’s programmatic initiatives, events, and vision

FUNDRAISING, GRANTMAKING, AND REPORTING (25%)

  • Prepare proposals for funding consideration and report and communicate effectively with donors as necessary
  • Serve as key liaison with funding partners, including local committee of funders in priority locations throughout to the U.S.
  • Manage grantmaking activities, including the execution of applicant information sessions, review of applications, maintaining close communication with grantees, planning grantee convenings, and other grantee-­focused technical assistance activities, funder briefings, and presentations
  • Develop and implement grantmaking strategies through programmatic initiatives developed in close partnership with national and local funders and other key stakeholders
  • Develop and oversee capacity-building programs for networks of grantees and other national and local partners
  • Support the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for programs in the interest of strategizing, measuring, and achieving meaningful impact

OTHER AREAS:

  • Participate in staff and membership meetings or committees as needed
  • Support the planning and running of national events and regional convenings
  • Provide board reports and information as requested

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • BA or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years or more of experience in strategic grantmaking and related activities
  • Project management experience, success managing multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and the ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Candidate must have an ability to be focused and detailed, meet deadlines and juggle multiple tasks, be organized and effective, and work as part of a team, while maintaining the big picture and a sense of humor
  • Self-motivated, with strong problem-solving abilities, “can do” style, with high professional and ethical standards and a willingness to pitch in as needed and where needed
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communicating with diverse audiences in a variety of settings
  • Experience and high comfort level in multicultural or international environments (including the Americas)

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Qualities:

  • Masters degree and/ or equivalent degree strongly preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Prior grant writing and fundraising experience
  • Prior experience with Salesforce or similar databases; Google Drive, and Windows tools
  • Prior experience with Zoom or other virtual meeting platforms and Asana or other project management tools
  • Experience working with both funding institutions and grassroots leaders
  • Flexibility and ability to work well individually, as part of a team, and with diverse communities

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This position requires 5+ hours per day sitting, meeting, computer keying. Most work is completed in an office setting, and ability to travel to meetings, trainings, and networking events is required.

Benefits:

Hispanics in Philanthropy offers a range of benefits for full time employees including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching, commuter check benefits, discounts on services, as well as sick, vacation, and paid holiday time.

Hispanics in Philanthropy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

Please email the following materials to apply@hiponline.org. Include your name and the title for this position (“Your name – U.S. Programs Manager”) in the subject line of your email.

  1. Thoughtful cover letter explaining why you’re the right fit for this role and organization, including your available start date
  2. Résumé
  3. Two short writing samples that showcase your ability to write clear, concise, and compelling content with a high level of analysis and creativity for different audiences
  4. Three references available upon request during the application process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with applications encouraged by Tuesday, September 25. Please note that due to a high volume of applicants, HIP will only contact candidates selected for an interview. Candidates whose applications do not complete the aforementioned requirements will not be considered.


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