HIP-LatinoAmerica A.C. is an affiliate of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) a transnational network of grantmakers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas. HIP-LatinoAmerica A.C. is based in Mexico City and works closely with HIP to connect and convene 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. In 2014, HIP created HIPGive; the only bilingual crowdfunding platform serving Latino nonprofits in the U.S. and the Americas. Through HIPGive, organizations raise funds, gain unmatched visibility and get access to customized resources and tools for effective crowdfunding.
The new Gender Equity Program Manager will drive and shape HIP’s gender equity work. The current focus is in Mexico and largely around women’s rights, violence against women and women’s movement building. However, there is room to build this program in geographic scope across the Americas, as well as in terms of communities served i.e. men and boys and the LGBTQI community. This position will report to HIP-LatinoAmerica A.C.’s Vice President based in Mexico City and will manage HIP’s current gender equity program including strategy design, impactful grantmaking, responsive grantee technical assistance and effective fundraising. This role will also be responsible for managing 1-2 staff program members.
Program Management and Implementation (65%)
- Develop and implement high impact grantmaking strategies
- Manage gender equity portfolio of grantees: conduct comprehensive due diligence of new grantees, supervise the administration and implementation of grants, monitor and evaluate grantee performance, recommend new, renewal, and final grants, prepare written summaries and evaluations of grant proposals
- Manage overall gender equity project financials
- Manage relationships with prospective and existing gender equity grantee and other relevant partners in the field
- Develop and oversee implementation of comprehensive and responsive grantee support (capacity strengthening, context analysis, movement building)
- Support the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for programs in the interest of strategizing, measuring, and achieving meaningful impact
- Integrate and support HIPGive crowdfunding initiatives within Gender Equity Program
- Manage and strengthen all relationships with current Gender Equity Program donors
- Recruit, manage and supervise consultants and relevant staff
- Support driving overall gender equity program design and strategies based on past work, lessons learned and best practices from the field through a combination of research, site visits, engagement of local experts, advisors, organizations and pro-active coordination and collaboration with peer grantmakers
Fundraising, communications and partnership development (25%)
- Identify key ecosystems and opportunities to work with various actors to shape and influence agendas to promote women’s rights and gender equity in the Americas
- Oversee management of key relationships with existing funders
- Work with HIP’s Fundraising Team, lead fundraising efforts to grow Gender Equity program, reach and impact throughout the Americas
- Represent HIP and its work with government, academic, business, philanthropic, and civic leaders through meetings, updates, speeches, briefings and interviews
- Address knowledge gaps around program thematic issues and coordinate research to build knowledge around women’s rights and gender equity in Mexico and across the Americas
- 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
- Pitch and draft external communications including blogs, talking points, and short articles to promote HIP’s programmatic initiatives, events, and vision
Organization-wide learning, cross-program partnership and administrative efficiency (10%)
- Develop and execute a clear and comprehensive annual work plan
- Work closely with colleagues in the US and Mexico from other HIP (i.e Migration and Forced Displacement, HIP Lideres, Civic Participation, etc.) and HIPGive programs to develop and advance intersectional agendas
- Share lessons internally through field reports and other transfer of information for board and staff
- Participate as a member of HIP’s, program and development teams, utilizing a collaborative style to achieve programmatic and fundraising goals
- Participate in meetings or committees as needed
- Provide active, creative cross-functional thinking and ideas
- Manage personal regular administration, including timely submission of receipts, reimbursement requests, scheduling, travel planning, filing HR paperwork etc.
Required Qualifications & Skills:
- BA or equivalent work experience
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- Five or more years of experience working on women’s rights/violences against women in Mexico and the broader gender equity agenda
- Five or more years of experience in strategic grantmaking and/or nonprofit management
- Demonstrated fundraising experience, particularly in the area of foundation and corporate partnerships
- Project management experience, success managing multiple projects at the same time
- Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and the ability to consistently meet deadlines
- 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
- Ability to be focused and detailed, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks, and work as part of a team, while maintaining the big picture
This position enjoys benefits that exceed Mexican labor law. HIP offers competitive salaries, professional development opportunities, and a generous benefits package.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
This position requires 5+ hours per day sitting, meeting, computer keying. Most work is completed in an office setting, and the ability to travel to meetings, trainings, networking events is required.
HIP-LatinoAmerica A.C. is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.
How to Apply:
Please email the following materials to [email protected] and include your name and the title for this position (“Your name – Gender Equity Program Manager”) in the subject line of your email.
- Thoughtful cover letter explaining why you’re the right fit for this role and organization, including your available start date
- 2 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 (at least one in English)
- 3 references available upon request during the application process
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with applications encouraged by November 22. 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.