We're Hiring: MIIC Project Advisor

Movement Strategy Center seeks a MIIC Fiscal Sponsor Project Advisor to advise fiscally-sponsored projects (FSPs) in support of their acceleration and growth. Reporting to the Chief Fiscal Sponsored Programs Officer, this position is central to operationalizing MSC’s commitment to transformative movement building.

Job Details

Movement Strategy Center – Oakland, CA

Optional Work from Home

Full Time

$75,000.00 – $90,000.00

Day

Full Job Description

Position Overview

Reporting to the Chief Fiscal Sponsored Programs Officer, the primary role of the MIIC Fiscal Sponsor Project Advisor is to advise fiscally-sponsored projects (FSPs) in support of their acceleration and growth. A relational role, the Advisor works with FSP staff leads as well as internal MSC departments to build FSP financial and operational literacy, and enhance their empowerment and organizational management. This position is central to the operationalizing of MSC’s commitment to transformative movement building. The Advisor seeks to understand FSPs’ operations and development goals to inform growth strategies.

The Project Advisor works with the FSP team to provide responsive and effective fiscal sponsorship services. Through collaboration and weekly strategy meetings this team identifies systemic service delivery and capacity building needs as well as growth and impact strategies.

The MIIC Project Advisor:

  1. Partners with FSPs to meet organizational growth and impact goals
  2. Manages daily service requests with attention to timely responsiveness
  3. Provides financial and operational literacy support
  4. Advises on and supports project business development strategies
  5. Manages a dashboard of key performance indicators

The Movement Infrastructure Innovation Center (MIIC)

The purpose of the MIIC is to support transformational movement building. The MIIC’s fiscal sponsorship program is a 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.

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.

Core Responsibilities:

Project Advising (40%)

  • Build relationships with FSP staff in support of operational needs and growth via emails, phone calls and/or meetings as needed
  • Manage a portfolio of FSP projects
  • Partner with FSPs to advise on and support nonprofit business development strategies and asset growth
  • Meet with FSPs monthly to review financial reports and organizational health
  • Provide proactive financial literacy support incl. online systems (Xero, Bill.com)
  • Support FSPs’ development and integration of budget planning
  • Provide organizational management support and education
  • Identify FSP operational literacy barriers and capacity building needs

Operations (40%)

  • Manage daily incoming service requests and provide general operational support
  • Route incoming FSP questions to appropriate departments and staff
  • Proactively support FSP compliance with grant provisions, state and local laws and regulations, MSC FSP policies, and tracking of relevant lobbying activity
  • Maintain dashboard of key performance indicators
  • Serve as a MIIC finance department’s liaison to FSPs

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, opportunities and sustainable initiatives that can be brought into the MIIC environment
  • Contribute to MIIC programming, trainings and events
  • Provide data analysis and identify growth opportunities for the MIIC
  • Attend FSP events or activities
  • Represent the MIIC externally in support of business development strategies
  • Network with other FSP intermediaries to learn new or effective practices.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not supervise other employees.

Position Type/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

No significant travel expected. Occasional domestic travel may be required for meetings and conferences around the Bay Area and nationally. This position can be performed remotely from anywhere though being based in the San Francisco Bay Area is an advantage.

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.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years experience working and/or actively volunteering in nonprofit, community-based, advocacy or public sector fields
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a leadership role managing operations, finance or development for a nonprofit
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in finance and/or accounting, preferably non-profit
  • Experience providing innovative and values-based business development strategies
  • Passionate about building the capacity of individuals, organizations, networks and sectors towards transformational, strategic and sustainable goals
  • Skill in providing capacity building education and trainings
  • Strong tech literacy skills, proficiency in Google Suite including Google Sites and utilizing online work productivity tools
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, while managing multiple projects with competing timelines
  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to systems, processes, and matrix management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passionate about supporting organizational management and development
  • Community Development Corporation or community asset building experience
  • Nonprofit Fundraising experience
  • Value systems-based design, operational excellence and a network-based ecosystem
  • Proactive and data-inspired innovator with strong strategic advising skills
  • Experience tracking permissible lobbying activity for advocacy organizations
  • Proficient in Xero and Bill.com
  • Proficient in Asana and other project management tools

Position Type & Compensation

  • Full-time, 100% FTE exempt position
  • Annual compensation is offered between $75,000 – $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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We're Hiring: Operations Assistant

Movement Strategy Center seeks a methodical thinker to work with managers and other staff members to ensure that administrative tasks are completed and function efficiently.

Full Job Description

This is a hybrid position. Remote and On-Site

Core Responsibilities

Admin and Office Support (70%)

  • Coordinate distribution of incoming mail and external mailing and shipping when needed
  • Answer and direct phone calls/voicemails from the main MSC phoneline
  • Enter Org invoices into Bill.com for payment
  • Research, identify and vet potential vendors; build and manage vendor relationships and operations contracts
  • Monitor General Info Google Suite inbox
  • Manage document retention and filing system for organization
  • Order general office supplies, and coordinate supply requests
  • Coordinate with Historic Central Building Management on office maintenance and equipment requests
  • Ensure integrity and efficiency of office functions

Finance Support (20%)

  • Manage Daily Mail Log
  • Reconciling PEX cards of the Executive Director, Chief of Staff & Admin Ops Manager
  • Send out Donor Acknowledgement letters monthly

Misc Projects (10%)

  • Provide other office and administrative support as needed
  • Work on special projects as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility:

Currently does not supervise other employees.

Expected hours of work:

Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame, and will be decided in consultation with the supervisor.

Travel:

No significant travel is expected.

Please note 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.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • A minimum of four years of experience in an administrative role;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to switch between detail-intensive data processing and relationship-based interaction with ease;
  • Ability to manage and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent computer skills with a strong understanding of Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Dedication to social justice;
  • An orientation towards learning and development; willing to learn from mistakes, receive feedback, and give feedback to others.

Position Type and COMPENSATION

  • This is a 100% FTE hourly non-exempt position.
  • 100% FTE. Gross hourly pay, depending on experience.
  • MSC’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:

o 20 days vacation leave per year;

o 12 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year;

o 12 sick days per year;

o 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;

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

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

o Access to a 403b retirement plan.

o Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits.

Please include a cover letter with your application. Applications missing a cover letter will not be considered.

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • This job requires you to submit a cover letter. Please attach your cover letter as an attachment when applying to this role.

Experience:

  • demonstrated: 4 years (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid. One on-site location & Remote

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00 per year

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We're Hiring: Executive Assistant

Movement Strategy Center is seeking a dynamic professional to provide administrative support to MSC’s Executive Director (ED), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and executive leadership team along with support for special projects that the ED focuses on to advance the organizational mission and work.

Full Job Description

Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, the primary role of the Executive Assistant is to provide administrative support to MSC’s Executive Director (ED), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and executive leadership team along with support for special projects that the ED focuses on to advance organizational mission and work.

Core Responsibilities

Executive Assistance (50%)

  • Support for ED, COO and Board of Directors Committees
  • Manage calendars, scheduling & executing meetings from start to finish; selecting a date, inviting appropriate attendees, supporting agenda clarification and follow-ups and next steps
  • Serve as principal administrative contact for ED and COO; answer and route: phone calls/phone messages, mail and email messages, and handle wide-range information dissemination
  • Special projects & project management as needed (e.g. Organizational Development projects)
  • Partner with Chief Advancement Officer and Advancement team to support executive voice, communications, development and relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support MSC Executive Teams’ partnerships cultivation including initiating meetings and responding to requests from key partners
  • Scheduling and implementing the logistics for Board of Director meetings including Committee meetings
  • Support preparation of ED presentations and content for executive team and staff meetings
  • Manage and reconcile expense accounts for ED and COO
  • Schedule and book travel accommodations for the ED and COO
  • Provide file management for the ED and COO
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Agency-wide Administrative Support (35%)

  • Under the direction of the COO, work in collaboration with MSC’s administrative team members to support agency-wide logistics, operational needs and other administrative duties as may be assigned

Organizational Change Initiatives, Community Stewardship & Emergent Projects (15%)

  • Support organizational change management initiatives and special projects at the direction of the ED and COO
  • Support Organizational Culture and Community Stewardship activities such as coordinating staff meetings, leadership team meetings, board meetings, retreats, and community building activities that may interface between staff, board members, the larger community and stakeholders in MSC’s network
  • Provide project management support to emergent projects that may arise from the Board Executive Committee and Executive Leadership Team

Please note 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.

Expected hours of work

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

Travel

No significant travel expected.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in working with and supporting non-profit social justice organizations and leaders focused on transformative change to make the world more equitable and just;
  • Minimum of five years demonstrated experience with executive assistant or special assistant to C-Suite roles, and/or equivalent positions;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to switch between detail-intensive data processing and relationship-based interaction with ease;
  • Ability to manage and make progress on multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Experience in supporting change management and organizational development;
  • Ability to handle diverse challenges with a calm demeanor and positive outlook with service excellence;
  • Ability to hold confidentiality and discretion re: sensitive information to support Executive Team’s work;
  • Highly skilled in managing competing priorities;
  • Highly motivated and proficient problem solver who anticipates needs and proactively creates solutions in a timely manner in a fast-paced, emergent environment;
  • An orientation towards learning and development; willing to learn from mistakes, receive feedback, and know how to properly give feedback to others;
  • Ability to communicate and take initiative in asking for help and clarity, and to propose solutions/options. Adaptability and comfort with emergence (i.e. ideas and systems not yet fully developed that responds to dynamic situations) — to partner and pinch hit on emergent projects that arise for the Executive and Leadership Teams;
  • Proficiency and excellent computer skills in utilizing Apple and Mac operating systems and products, as well as virtual communication and meeting platforms, database management systems, expense reconciliation systems and other software applications including Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Canva and other design platforms; and
  • Experience with online services such as Egnyte, Docusign, Paycom, Airtable and Asana is preferred but not required

Position Type and Compensation

  • Full-time, 100% FTE, exempt position. Annual compensation is offered between $70-90K
  • MSC’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:
  • 20 vacation days leave accrual per year (15 days in the first year of employment due to a mandatory 3 month waiting period before accrual begins)
  • 12 standard holidays, and 2 personal days per year (Personal days are designated as your birthday and hire date anniversary, and need to be used on these dates as required by CA time off laws)
  • 12 sick days leave accrual per year
  • 1-week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service (to be integrated with available state benefits); an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks
  • Medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance coverage for employees and their dependents (the enrollment eligible date is first of the month following 30 days of employment)

Employee contribution is required and further details will be provided upon hire

  • Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits
  • Opportunity to participate in an employer sponsored 403b retirement plan

Please include a cover letter with your application.

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.

Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Based in Oakland, CA

Pay: $70,000.00 – $90,000.00 per year

Apply here.


We're Hiring: Director of Institutional Giving

Movement Strategy Center is seeking an organized, innovative, ambitious leader and communicator who is amiable and self-motivated, with experience in fundraising to join our team.

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL GIVING

Job Description

Movement Strategy Center – Oakland, CA

Optional Work from Home

Full Time

$105,000.00 – $120,000.00

Day

POSITION OVERVIEW

MSC is seeking an organized, innovative, ambitious leader and communicator who is amiable and self-motivated, with experience in fundraising to join our team. The Director will grow and sustain robust relationships with institutional donors and work to significantly increase MSCs operations revenue and overall impact.

This is a full time and remote-based (US-only) role that has room for professional growth in an evolving organization. The position reports to the Chief Advancement Officer.

ABOUT MOVEMENT STRATEGY CENTER

Founded in 2001, Movement Strategy Center over the last two decades has been a social and environmental justice incubator, serving as a movement hub for both housing visionaries and emergent networks, and providing core intermediary functions to advance ecosystem-wide impact: resourcing a robust and maturing ecosystem of leaders, networks, and projects, and offering core infrastructure support through fiscal sponsorship and philanthropic services.

In recent years, MSCs in-house incubation efforts have focused on cross-sector movement building 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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for identifying, engaging, soliciting, and closing grants and gifts from foundations and individuals to support a $7+ million organizational budget
  • Identify prospective funders and develop strategies to cultivate relationships
  • Provide leadership to the internal MSC leadership team collaborating on all partnership efforts that have fundraising aspects. This entails working closely with the grants management and contracts team
  • Execute grant writing including: LOIs, budgets, concepts, proposals, distribution schedules and grant research
  • Facilitate and optimize the Chief Advancement Officers fundraising efforts: prepare and provide information about funders and prospective funders and facilitate the logistical components of meetings
  • Provide thought partnership and fundraising strategy support to the organizations in the Movement Strategy Network
  • Manage all aspects of prospecting, grants and tasks management, and grant reporting for the fundraising team within Advancement
  • Please note that 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:

  • Prior demonstrated experience with grant writing, and preferably experience with high-value, six-figure grants
  • A record of success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding nonprofit funders
  • Extremely well-organized; a creative self-starter, capable of handling multiple tasks, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines
  • Passion for the organizations mission with a desire to be an ambassador Commitment to continuous learning about and sensitivity to DEIA values
  • Proven leadership and supervisory and skills desired but not required
  • Expert written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to collaborate effectively
  • Comfort with remote work software and a tech-centric approach to work. We use Google Drive, Airtable, and Slack
  • Skill in database management; familiarity with multiple database management software systems is a plus
  • Significant experience with the grant management process
  • Experience with community-based organizations, such as CDCs, and/or donor advised fund programs is a plus

Supervisory Responsibility

Will manage any grant writing consultants as necessary.

Expected hours of work

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

COMPENSATION

This is a full-time, 100% FTE, exempt position. Annual compensation is $105,000-$120,000.

MSCs 100% FTE benefits package includes:

o 20 days vacation leave per year (15 days in the first year of employment due to mandatory 3 months wait period before accrual begins)

o 13 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year;

o 12 sick days per year;

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

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

o Access to a 403b retirement plan.

o 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.

APPLY HERE