Movement Strategy Center seeks an experienced Grant Compliance Manager to ensure compliance with all grant-related regulations and policies for the Movement Strategy Center (MSC). Reporting to the Chief FSP Officer, this role will oversee grant-related activities and serve as the organization's primary point of contact for grant inquiries.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Chief Fiscal Sponsored Programs Officer, the primary role of the Movement Infrastructure Innovation Center (MIIC) Grant Compliance Manager is to ensure compliance with all government, 501c4, and 501c3 grant-related regulations, policies, and procedures for Movement Strategy Center (MSC).  They will work closely with fiscally sponsored projects, project advisors, human resource team and finance team to ensure compliance with grant requirements and to monitor and track grant-related activities. The Grant Compliance Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for all FSP grant related inquiries.

ABOUT MOVEMENT STRATEGY CENTER (MSC)

Founded in 2001, Movement Strategy Center’s mission is to cultivate the power necessary to accelerate a just transition from a world of domination, extraction, and violence, where the few live at the expense of the many – to a world of interdependence, liberation and resilience, where the many govern for the benefit of all. MSC centers Black, Indigenous, and people of color intergenerational systems leaders and networks that are committed to transformation and boldly leaning into the future and whose communities are most impacted by extraction, domination, and violence.

MSC understands that transformative movements change the way we think, our structures and systems, the way we live, and even who we are. We recognize that we are whole people, and whole communities, and because the issues and problems we face are interconnected, our systemic solutions and movements must be interconnected as well. The way we achieve our goals and with whom are just as important as our outcomes. We harness our individual and collective strengths from the inside out — engaging together in transformative practices that generate powerful movements grounded in purpose and deep relationships.

MSC’s values and approach are grounded in four elements of transformative movement building: leading with audacious vision and bold purpose; deeply embodying the values at the heart of the vision; building radical and deep connection; and centering that vision, embodiment, and connection to strategically navigate towards the just transition we and our partners seek to achieve.

The MIIC Process Manager serves to:

  1. Develop and implement a grant compliance program for Movement Strategy Center including government, 501c4, 501c3 grant management 

  2. Assist with grant application process

  3. Oversee the development and submission of grant reports and ensure compliance with reporting deadlines and requirements.

The Movement Infrastructure Innovation Center (MIIC)

The purpose of the MIIC is to support transformational movement building. The MIIC’s fiscal sponsorship program includes financial, operational, HR, compliance, capacity building and ongoing advising support to our FSPs. The MIIC is home to visionaries, social entrepreneurs, initiatives and networks. Our innovative movement infrastructure operationalizes social justice methods, BIPOC-centered projects, local and national organizing, and community-based strategies

Core Responsibilities (80%):

  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of a cross departmental government, 501c3 and 501c4 grant compliance program for Fiscally sponsored projects at Movement Strategy Center.

  • Build alignment  with project advisors and FSP project directors to develop and submit grant applications.

  • Review grant applications and ensure compliance with funding requirements.

  • Manage the grant award process, including monitoring and tracking award status, ensuring timely and accurate reporting, and addressing any issues that arise.

  • Oversee the development and submission of grant reports and ensure compliance with reporting deadlines and requirements.

  • Develop radical relationships with project directors to ensure compliance with grant objectives and requirements.

  • Conduct regular monitoring and audits to ensure compliance with grant requirements.

  • Identify and address areas of non-compliance, and develop and implement corrective action plans as needed.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for FSP grant-related inquiries from funding agencies, program officers, and other stakeholders.

  • Maintain a deep understanding of grant regulations, policies, and procedures and communicate changes to relevant staff members.

  • Partner with the Finance team to prepare grant-related financial reports and provide analysis of grant spending to ensure compliance with grant budgets.

  • Collaborate across departments to develop and deliver people centered training and educational materials on grant compliance for MSC staff and fiscally sponsored projects.

Team Collaboration (20%)

  • Work collaboratively with other team members to develop, define and implement program strategies to achieve significant and scalable impact toward team goals

  • Identify emerging trends and opportunities

  • Contribute to MIIC programming, trainings and events

  • Provide data analysis and identify growth opportunities

  • Attend FSP events or activities

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not supervise other employees.

EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m PST. Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame, and will be decided in consultation with the supervisor.

TRAVEL

Occasional domestic travel may be required for team retreats, meetings and conferences around. This position can be performed remotely from anywhere in the USA.  Access to a major airport is helpful.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • 5 years of experience in grant compliance, preferably in a non-profit organization or gov agency.

  • Strong knowledge of government, 501c4 and 501c3 grant regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to identify and address areas of non-compliance.

  • Ability to build strong relationships with funders and other stakeholders

  • Fast learner and able to integrate new systems collaboratively

  • Ability to work independently and in teams, managing projects with competing timelines 

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to present clearly and effectively

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years experience working and/or actively volunteering in nonprofit, community-based, advocacy or public sector(s)

  • Project management skills

  • Experienced with entry level accounting practices

  • Experienced with basic human resources and risk management compliance practices

  • Experience tracking permissible lobbying activity for advocacy organizations

Position Type & Compensation

  • Full-time, 100% FTE, exempt position.

  • Annual compensation is offered between $70,000 – $90,000

  • MSC’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:

    • 20 days vacation leave per year (requires 90 day waiting period before accrual);

    • 13 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year;

    • 12 sick days per year;

    • 1 week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service; an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks;

    • Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period and a per paycheck employee contribution);

    • 100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage;

    • Access to a 403b retirement plan.

    • Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits.

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. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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