Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) seeks a full-time program and information resources manager to join a dynamic team working to inform, connect, and catalyze philanthropic organizations across the United States. The ideal candidate will have experience organizing programs in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sector; knowledge of a wide range of issues relating to immigration policy, immigrant integration, equity, and justice; and exceptional writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
Inside Philanthropy named Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) the 2017 Funders’ Affinity Group of the Year for the key role we played in coordinating funder pushback to the new administration’s anti-immigrant policies. With immigration as a central and defining issue of our time, our dedicated, dynamic, and diverse team is working to develop and carry out a vision to drive immigrant-related philanthropic investments for the next decade and beyond. Our staff members come from all walks of life—many of us with immigrant and refugee backgrounds, and some of us with non-traditional career paths.
GCIR works with more than 130 member foundations and the broader philanthropic community to inform, connect, and catalyze funders to address pressing issues facing newcomers and the communities in which they live and work. GCIR’s thought leadership and expertise position philanthropy to adapt to demographic trends, respond to policy developments, engage with cross-sector partners, and support timely and innovative efforts to advance equity, inclusion, and justice for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. With offices in the Bay Area, as well as remote staff in Washington, D.C., GCIR works with grantmakers across the country in both traditional immigrant destinations and newer gateways. For more information, visit www.gcir.org.
Working with and reporting to the director of California programs, the program and information resources manager plays a key role in 1) designing, implementing, and evaluating California programs and 2) monitoring policy, conducting research, and preparing information resources for both California and national programs. This position works closely with other members of the programs team and collaborates regularly with the communications, development, and knowledge management teams. Position must be based out of the Sebastopol or Oakland, CA office.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the director of California programs:
- Organized programmatic activities including but not limited to meetings, briefings, webinars, and sessions at the biennial national convening.
- Support the management of member working groups.
- Cultivate and maintain relationship with other philanthropy-support organizations, immigrant and refugee organizations, and other strategic allies and stakeholders.
- Represent GCIR at various events, conferences and meetings, including serving as a meeting facilitator, presenter, participant, and/or session organizer.
- Stay abreast of immigrant and refugee issues and policies and understand implications for philanthropy.
Information Resources (45%)
- Monitor immigration-related policies and research, curate background and resource materials for programs, and maintain up-to-date materials on the GCIR website.
- In collaboration with colleagues, develops information resources (including policy analyses, reports, issue briefs, talking points, funder recommendations, eNews, and website content).
- Take notes at meetings, conference calls, and other programs, and prepare summaries for either internal or external purposes.
- Draft, edit, and proofread presentations, program descriptions, and other assigned materials.
Fundraising, Membership, and Other (10%)
- In partnership with program and development staff, help write and edit grant proposals, reports, and collateral materials.
- Support the maintenance and expansion of the GCIR membership.
- Contribute to GCIR’s internal organizational development, professional development, and evaluation work.
The Ideal Candidate
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GCIR is committed to building and retaining a talented, diverse, and inclusive team. We strongly encourage women, people of color, those from immigrant and refugee backgrounds, and other minorities to apply. Our team members represent diverse backgrounds; bring a wide range of educational, professional, and lived experience; and contribute expertise from varied disciplines within the philanthropic, nonprofit, public, and corporate sectors.
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following skills, experience, and characteristics.
- At least 5 - 8 years of directly relevant program experience working in a social justice group, policy organization, philanthropy-support organization, or foundation.
- Exceptional writing, editing, and analytical skills.
- Ability to gather, distill, synthesize, and organize vast amounts of information into concise and compelling summaries.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Outstanding listening and oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate with diverse audiences.
- Solid knowledge and understanding of immigration-related policies, as well as issues and challenges facing immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
- Exceptional interpersonal and diplomacy skills—and proven ability to build and maintain professional relationships.
- A master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, but knowledge, skills, as well as work and lived experience will be prioritized.
- Experience with Salesforce database preferred.
- A natural sense of curiosity, good sense of humor, desire to work as part of a close-knit team, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Ability to apply common sense, exercise sound judgment in problem solving, and take a creative approach.
- High level of ethics, commitment to quality, strong sense of personal and organizational accountability, and ability to work independently and confidently to meet competing deadlines.
- Comfort with working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, staying nimble, and changing direction quickly on a regular basis.
- Ability to travel within California and occasionally to other parts of the country 6 - 8 times per year.
The program and information resources manager is an exempt position. The annual salary is $70,000 to $90,000, depending on years and type of experience, as well as level of education. Compensation includes a competitive benefits package, such as employer-paid health insurance, 401(k) contribution, and professional development opportunities.
Please email a letter of interest along with a resume and writing sample to Harmony Hayes. This position will remain open until the right candidate has been identified. No phone calls but email inquiries in advance of applying are welcome.
GCIR is committed to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minority, and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.