Bread & Roses Community Fund Seeks Program Coordinator
Do you enjoy supporting movement organizers, find joy in a well-organized spreadsheet, and thrive in a collaborative work environment? Bread & Roses Community Fund is a social justice fund and the Philadelphia region’s leading funder of grassroots organizing for racial, social, and economic justice. Our slogan is, “change, not charity,” and our goal is radical transformation of society. Since 1977, we have been connecting donors and organizers to move money to grassroots organizing for real change. We also provide training to movements for change, and work to build community across differences of race and class. Each year we raise every dollar that we give out in grants, and community members decide where that money goes.
The program coordinator supports Bread & Roses Community Fund’s community-led grantmaking processes. The program coordinator shares administration responsibilities for Bread & Roses Community Fund’s grants, including annual funds (Racial & Economic Justice Fund, Gender Justice Organizing Fund, Phoebus Criminal Justice Initiative, and Future Fund), special issue funds, a scholarship, and donor-advised funds. This position reports to the director of grantmaking.
- Community-led grantmaking
- Manage coordination and scheduling for fund advisory committees and community grantmaking committees (CGCs)
- Coordinate applicant interviews with community grantmaking committee members
- Prepare grant application materials for review by CGC members
- Assist with drafting CGC recommendations to Board of Directors
- Assist with soliciting grant applications
- Create, distribute, and collect grant agreements
- Support grantee reporting and maintaining grantee files
- Participate in team-wide responsibilities including application eligibility screening processes and maintenance of grants administration systems
- Respond to inquiries about Bread & Roses funding opportunities
- Schedule director of grantmaking site visits or other relational touch points with grantees
- Support communication of grantee stories to staff and public
Support organization-wide fundraising efforts including making fundraising and stewardship calls to Bread & Roses donors and documenting communication in Bread & Roses’ donor database
Along with other staff members, ensure the office is welcoming, safe, and clean at all times
Other duties as assigned Required skills and experience
Experience managing a high volume of work with efficiency: Asks for help and clarification when needed. Can manage a system for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. Able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. Plans backwards to meet deadlines.
Clear written and verbal communication: Communicates well with others, including sharing context and asking questions to understand others’ perspectives. Gets back to people in a timely manner. Takes pride in providing clear, helpful information.
Attention to detail: Notices and fixes errors that others might overlook.
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence: Ability to hear, reflect, act on, and learn from feedback and willingness to give feedback to others.
Reliability and empathy: Follows through on commitments. Builds authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities.
Mission alignment: Shares our vision of liberation for all people and our theory of change that movements are the key strategy to get us there. Spanish fluency and experience with grantmaking software are desired but not required. Bread & Roses Community Fund requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster vaccinations if eligible.
Location & Hours
This is a full-time, in-person position based in our Philadelphia office, with potential for hybrid work as team needs allow. Our regular hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and this position requires working occasional evenings and weekends. We have COVID-19 safety protocols in place, and we revisit and update them in accordance with city, state, and federal guidelines.
The salary is $50,000; benefits package includes paid time off, 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision coverage, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, FSA for health and childcare expenses, an employer-paid health and wellness fund, student loan repayment assistance, 401(k) with up to 5% employer match after the first year, and more.
How to Apply
We strongly encourage Black people, indigenous people, people of color, women, trans people, non-binary people, LGBQ people, elderly people, formerly incarcerated people, and people with disabilities to apply. Email resume and cover letter as one pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org with “program coordinator” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please. The deadline to apply is October 14, 2022. We appreciate all applicants, but we can only respond to those best qualified for the position.