Granting Coordinator

Rosenberg Fund for Children | Easthampton, Massachusetts

Background

The Rosenberg Fund for Children is a public foundation that provides for the educational and emotional needs of children whose parents have suffered because of their progressive activities and who, therefore, are no longer able to provide fully for their children. The RFC also provides grants for the educational and emotional needs of targeted activist youth. The RFC’s guiding principles are: All people have equal worth; World peace is a necessity; People are more important than profits; and Society must function within ecologically sustainable limits.

Job Summary

The Rosenberg Fund for Children’s Granting Coordinator oversees the interaction between beneficiary families, providers of services to our beneficiaries, and our Board of Directors; his/her primary responsibility is to administer the RFC’s grants to the children of targeted activists and targeted activist youth.

Reports To

The Executive Director

Responsibilities

Key tasks include: research and outreach to potential new beneficiaries; phone, email and written communication with current and potential beneficiaries and service providers; processing applications and managing grants; and presenting applications to the Board. The Granting Coordinator also plans and attends off-site Family and Carry it Forward Gatherings in consultation with the Executive Director and a Board committee. These Gatherings are held approximately every three to four years. Additional responsibilities include general administrative tasks (processing mailings, data entry, bank deposits and post office runs, ordering supplies) and other tasks as needed. Some travel may be required.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (preferred), plus experience studying and/or working with activists and/or activist movements.

The ideal candidate must have a strong commitment to social justice and the RFC’s mission. S/he must be computer literate (we are a Windows 10, Microsoft Office environment with several Foxpro databases), flexible, teamwork oriented and be comfortable with public speaking. Must have reliable transportation and ability to attend occasional evening/weekend events including off-site. Must have familiarity with the strategic use of social media to advance the mission and increase the impact of an organization. We strongly prefer someone from a progressive activist background and/or with current connections to activist communities in the U.S. In addition, preference will be given to applicants who are fluent in Spanish.

The job requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The successful candidate will have strong organizational abilities, work well independently, take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be comfortable working collaboratively with co-workers, and be able to effectively delegate and prioritize tasks.

Compensation

The starting salary is $36,000 plus generous benefits (including health insurance & paid vacation and sick time).

Requirements/Other

This is a full-time position to be performed in the RFC office in Easthampton, MA Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. The job will begin in mid-July, exact start date TBD.

How to Apply

To apply, please email cover letter & resume to Jenn Meeropol at jenn@rfc.org (we strongly prefer to receive applications via email) or mail them to Rosenberg Fund for Children, 116 Pleasant Street Ste. 348, Easthampton, MA 01027 by June 1st. We will contact finalists for interviews in June and hope to complete the hiring process by the end of June. Finalists should be prepared to provide three references.

Job description and application process is detailed at www.rfc.org/jobs

Rosenberg Fund for Children