PROGRAM DIRECTOR POSITION OVERVIEW
The Program Director of the Progressive Multiplier Fund is the perfect position for a fundraising specialist who would find meaning in making a broader, movement-wide impact; enjoys exposure to the most cutting edge ideas; and thrives in a data-driven decision-making environment. They will be joining a rapidly growing start up organization and part of a four person senior team that is thinking and acting dynamically.
The Program Director leads the Progressive Multiplier Fund’s (PMF) grant selection process, tracks and publicizes best practices in non-profit revenue generation, manages marketing efforts for the PMF, and manages relationships with grantees.
The best candidate for this position will possess excellent analytical skills, have experience creating and assessing small donor and fee for service financial models, be an enthusiastic convener of best practice and respectful in communication with grantees, and act as a strategic partner with the senior team in designing the overall grantmaking strategy of the PMF. They will be capable of moving seamlessly from high level strategic planning to detailed analysis of business models and motivated by working on a wide range of progressive causes.
The PMF is a non-profit organization that finances small donor and fee for service projects for the progressive movement.
The PMF gives grants from two funds, the Test & Innovation Fund and the Growth Fund, which have different funding criteria and priorities.
- The Test & Innovation Fund provides grants to nonprofits interested in testing new revenue generation models, as well as testing the replication of revenue generation programs that have worked in other organizations. Grants range from $1,000 to $25,000, with an average grant size of $10,000. Successful revenue generating projects can be scaled up with funding through the PMF Growth Fund.
- The Growth Fund is a valuable resource for organizations that wish to scale up existing revenue projects. The Growth Fund provides recoverable grants and market rate loans to support organizations seeking to expand their revenue streams and have a greater impact. Recoverable grants and loans from the Growth Fund can be as large as $120,000.
Of equal importance, the PMF works to share everything it learns with all progressive organizations, equipping the whole community to grow more quickly.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Partner with the Executive Director to develop and implement a strategic framework, objectives, and outcome measures across the Progressive Multiplier Fund’s various funds;
- Manage the evaluation process of grant applications, screen applications, and participate as a final decision-maker in the Progressive Multiplier Fund’s investment committee;
- Review grant proposals; provide clear, concise and insightful feedback to applicants and recommendations to the finance committee, including drafting and editing proposal summaries and progress reports for review by the board;
- Manage internal processes and portfolio progress while ensuring appropriate documentation, grant budgeting and reporting. Improve operational efficiency and effectiveness;
- Consult with grantees and other partners to maximize impact of projects and ensure grants are meeting strategic goals. This may include: regular phone calls, site visits, providing operational guidance, connecting grantees with resources or support, and convening meetings of key stakeholders;
- Partner with the Development and Executive Directors to structure and manage recoverable grants in a way that positions the PMF to attract donor advised funds, program related investments, loans, or loan guarantees;
- Stay up-to-date on best practices for targeted fundraising channels.
Marketing and Communication
- Manage the Center of Excellence, a resource center for progressive organizations on fundraising best practices;
- Manage webinars and online marketing of the Progressive Multiplier Fund, educating potential grantees on proposals that qualify for the PMF, and educating progressive organizations on revenue generation breakthroughs;
- Represent the Progressive Multiplier Fund at major fundraising, donor, and non-profit conferences.
- Create content for PMF including articles and summaries for the Center of Excellence aggregating lessons learned;
- Co-Design the grantmaking strategy with the Development Director and Executive Director to align our work to raise resources from funders, PRIs, and lenders with grantmaking activities;
- Participate in the design and execution of small donor fundraising projects for the Progressive Multiplier Fund in future years.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Minimum 5 years’ experience leading direct marketing or digital fundraising teams;
- Highly numerate with experience in data analysis, strategic decision making, and a relentless focus on results;
- Experience in developing a robust digital acquisition program leveraging all digital mediums to grow the program through a variety of platforms, including Facebook and Google;
- Familiarly with data segmentation and analysis;
- Proven ability to lead, collaborate with, and influence others in a constructive and inclusive manner; and to build and sustain collaborative relationships;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Demonstrated evidence of leadership ability and/or entrepreneurial behaviour;
- An ongoing passion for lifelong learning and new ideas;
- Strong written and oral communication;
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- Humility, integrity, passion, motivation, and a self-starter attitude;
- Culture contributor: can endorse, model, and reinforce creation of the team’s culture in the areas of developing trust, showing respect, being transparent, and creating energy;
- Experience in grantmaking a plus.
Prospective candidates interested in applying should contact our search partners Perrett Laver. For an informal discussion about the role, contact Daniel Flynn (Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org) to hear more or address any questions you may have.
Completed applications comprised of CV and cover letter should be uploaded at http://www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference number 3638 or sent to Daniel Flynn directly at Daniel.Flynn@perrettlaver.com.
The deadline for applications will be Friday, June 21, 2019.
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