Frontlines Fund Coordinator

Quick Details: 

Organization: Southern Vision Alliance 

Position: Frontline Funds Coordinator

Hours/week: 35-40hrs/week, exempt full-time

Prior Experience Requirement: at least 2 years prior experience in grant-making

Duration of Contract: Pending 90 day review, option to sign 1-3 year contract 

Application Deadline: Will be open until filled

Compensation: Salaried: $49,000-$60,000 for FT, commensurate with experience. SVA uses an equity pay scale to determine compensation.

Benefits: generous package (employer pays 75% of premium healthcare plan with BCBSNC + dental)

 

Summary: 

The Southern Vision Alliance is looking for a bold, visionary administrator to coordinate our community-directed Frontlines Funds. We seek a leader and team player who has knowledge of southern the organizing landscape, someone with great attention to detail, experience in mobilizing resources for grassroots communities, and alignment with our vision – to say “Yes!” as much as possible to advance emergent organizing work led by frontlines, directly-impacted communities. 

The FrontLine Funds coordinator would manage strategies and processes to move resources to non-traditional and emergent groups and experiments, to support collaborative solidarity planning processes, and support organizing experiments.

  • short-term fiscal sponsorship for events, campaigns, and convenings
  • re-granting modest funds to group-centered projects designed by directly-impacted communities

SVA is committed to resourcing innovative, bold grassroots efforts led by directly impacted communities across the U.S. South. SVA’s mini-grants programs help groups scale-up efforts, evaluate their work, and deepen a diverse bench of leaders who center organizing as a primary strategy to build and shift power, and believe in collaboration and solidarity across movements, identify, sectors, and geographies.

The current political climate demands that our movements be nimble, strategic and visionary. SVA mini-grants respond to urgent needs. We prioritize community- centered funding proposals from youth, working class leaders, people of color, queer and trans activists, and groups that are not traditionally funded.

Desirable experiences and skills include: 

Project management experience.

Basic knowledge of financial and fiduciary regulations around grant-making.

Prior experience in grant-giving or community directed philanthropy.

Ability to support a diverse group of people/leaders. 

Ability to travel. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Generate the strategies and processes to grant $500,000 in 2020 through  small grants ($500-$2000) to frontlines initiatives led by directly impacted communities or networks
  • Assist the grant panels and community advisory boards in creating best practices for grantmaking that aligns with the vision and strategies of the funds
  • Maintain positive relationships with funders and foundations and partners 
  • Support SVA’s thought leadership in the sector by participating in learning exchanges

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good attitude and team oriented.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and remain self motivated.
  • Training or background in accounting.
  • Attention to details and willingness to patiently work with partners.
  • In office during work hours, able to travel,
  • Quick to pick up new software and systems.
  • Ability to be nimble and responsive to changing needs in a fast-paced work environment. 
  • Conversational Spanish would be a plus

WHAT IS THE SOUTHERN VISION ALLIANCE

Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) is a values-based “grassroots intermediary” organized to provide infrastructure, capacity building, coaching, and technical assistance to groups and projects led by youth and directly-impacted communities.

SVA supports emergent grassroots groups and efforts organizing for social, racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice in the U.S. South. We build movement infrastructure, mobilize resources, and incubate collaborative solidarity.

SVA is headquartered in Durham, NC and supports a diverse cohort of fiscally sponsored projects groups and funds across North Carolina.

TO APPLY

Submit an email with the following details to jobs@southernvision.org:

  • Subject line:SVA FLF Coordinator <YOUR NAME>
  • In the body of the email include:
    • A cover letter describing your interest in the position, and relevant experiences, 
    • Three references, including someone who can attest to your spanish-language competency if applicable (Name, Phone, Email, Relationship to you)
    • A short bio of yourself,
  • Include the best way to contact you
  • Attach a copy of your resume

DEADLINE

  • Position open until filled. Please apply by January 15, 2020.

People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

SVA is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions and treatment against employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, and/or past incarceration.

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