Foundation Program Manager
Peace Development Fund

Job Order #: 20028258

Amherst, MA 01004

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 11/13/2023

EXPIRES 12/13/2023

Job Description

Foundation Program Manager

Position Summary
The Foundation Program Manager is responsible for PDF's Community Organizing Grants Program and Fiscal Sponsorship Program; offering capacity building through technical assistance, administrative support and trainings. The manager oversees all grant processes including working with community advisory groups. They also engage in fundraising to ensure adequate resources for the grant programs and the foundation.

The Program Manager has knowledge and experience with best practices in grantmaking and experience in non-profit administration.  Minimum of five years' experience in grantmaking and/or non-profit administration is required.

The Program Manager works in our Amherst, MA office. Partial remote work options are available.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Fiscal Sponsor Program Management: Ensures timely processing of grants, ensures strong relationships with organizations, and provides technical assistance and training, Provides regular communications with organizations and ensures their adherence to program requirements. Coordinates with PDF staff for grant processing.
Grant Program Management: Manages strategy and process for Community Organizing Grant Program including deadlines, reviewer coordination, grant management software tracking, adherence with IRS regulations, and workflows. Provides program impact reports and helps set goals for program.
Fundraising: Works with the Executive Director and Advancement Director to raise funds for grant programs. Serves as ambassador for PDF with donors including phone, e-mail, and in-person visits.
Office Operations: Be a member of the team which collaboratively runs the PDF office, including the workflows and technological systems that support our work together.
Communications: Provides program impact reports and helps provide storytelling for communications team. Ability to communicate technical, budgetary, and program details to staff, grantees, and applicants.

Core Competencies
BA (required), MA (a plus)
Minimum 5 years' experience in grantmaking and/or non-profit administration
Experience as a lead community organizer, lead trainer and/or lead technical assistance provider and commitment to the grassroots communities to which PDF provides funding and training
Experience with fiscal management and budget development
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial and communication skills
Knowledge of Raiser's Edge (or other donor management software), GIFTS Online (or other grantmaking software) and Microsoft Office to include Excel, Powerpoint and Word
Experience working with diverse staff and Board
Comfortable prioritizing, planning workflow, and managing simultaneous projects.
Internal resilience and self-sufficiency.  Ability to improvise and adapt to the changing circumstances of a small, dynamic, community-based public foundation.
Team-oriented approach.
Sense of humor, curiosity, and creativity. We like to laugh and have fun at work!

We value a diverse workforce and encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, justice-involved and/or formerly incarcerated, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, and non-binary gender identity persons.

How To Apply

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44 North Prospect St.
Amherst, MA 01004

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$59,000.00 - $62,000.00 per year


  • Major Medical
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays

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44 North Prospect St.
Amherst, MA 01004