Job Announcement: Innovation Center Coordinator

About Movement Strategy Center
Movement Strategy Center is building the movement for social and racial justice by increasing
the capacity of individuals, organizations, alliances and sectors to be more collaborative,
strategic and sustainable. We support community-based organizations and their foundation
partners to develop the skills, culture, analysis and vision to work together in broad alliances.
We prioritize the leadership of people of color working in low-income communities and
communities of color. MSC provides a range of services, including strategy development and
visioning, organizational development and capacity building, national network and alliance
building, sustainability training and coaching, field building and community-based research.

About The Innovation Center
The purpose of the Innovation Center (IC) is to support movement leaders who are creating new
solutions. The IC provides fiscal sponsorship to key partners whose work is aligned with
MSC’s mission and furthers our tax-exempt purpose. It is a home to visionaries, methods,
initiatives, and networks that are breaking new ground and bringing wholeness and healing to
social justice, organizing for national impact, engaging youth in creating solutions, and training
communities to thrive and survive on our changing planet.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the primary role of the Innovation Center Coordinator is to
provide deep and ongoing support to projects as they navigate the financial, operational and
administrative requirements necessary for organizational effectiveness and sustainability.

Project Communication and Community Building
● Maintain regular and ongoing communication with projects in the Innovation
● Engage proactively with projects to assess and anticipate needs and areas for
growth and support
● Cultivate project and cultural relationships beyond transactional needs

Finance, Operational and Administrative Support
● Support projects during annual budgeting process and periodic budget review.
● Support projects on the monthly and quarterly review of reports; including
monthly review of detailed financial data
● Weekly analysis of projects’ accounts payable requests to confirm accuracy of
information and documentation and validity of expense
● Weekly analysis of credit card transactions, documentation and coding to confirm
accuracy of information
● Ongoing management of vendor contracts and relationships; including reviewing,
processing, filing and tracking contracts submitted for approval by projects
● Ensure overall integrity of projects’ administrative and finance functions
● Provide other fiscal and administrative support to fiscally sponsored projects as
needed; including serving as the primary liaison to other members of the Finance
and Administrative team around questions and needs related to insurance,
payroll and risk assessment
● Assist the Finance Team as needed with preparations for annual audit

Development Support
● Support fiscally sponsored projects with grant proposals, reporting and
● Coordinate with Grants Coordinator on any grant management needs and

The MSC Community
● Participate in MSC’s weekly practice sessions and regularly scheduled all-team
● Identify and participate in learning and training opportunities as necessary and
Miscellaneous Projects
● Participate in problem solving and innovating solutions to support the growth of
the Innovation Center; including developing new systems and tools to support the
● Work on special projects as assigned or requested

● A minimum of 3 years experience working and/or actively volunteering in nonprofit,
community-based, public sector(s)
● Ability to work independently and in teams, while managing multiple projects with
specific timelines
● Ability prioritize multiple tasks, attend to details and accuracy, and maintain organization
● Strong analytical skills and critical thinking skills
● Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills; ability to present multiple
updates, information, and needs clearly and effectively
● Strong computer aptitude, including familiarity and comfort using Google Drive, Microsoft
Office Suite, and other online, computer programs
● Flexibility with shifts in systems, processes, and workload; ability and willingness to
adapt with micro- and macro- level changes
Successful candidates will also:
● Demonstrate a commitment to the goals and values of justice and equity
● Be passionate about building the capacity of individuals, organizations, alliances and
sectors to be more collaborative, strategic and sustainable
● Have an understanding and an awareness of movement work and ecosystems
● Model and support self-care within the workplace
● This job can be demanding and the core financial, operational and administrative
functions are cyclical week to week; a great fit would be someone who can take on the
job with humor, flexibility, and commitment to our movement ecosystem

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume and list of references to The
position will remain open until filled. Priority given to applications received by April 7, 2017.

Movement Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including
pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates
are strongly encouraged to apply.

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