Senior Program Manager

General Overview

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is a transnational network of more than 500 grant-makers, donors, and philanthropic leaders committed to Latino communities in the United States and Latin America. HIP engages Latinos in philanthropy, identifies emerging needs and promising new organizations and leaders in Latino communities, and leads wide-impact, multi-site philanthropic programs to strengthen Latino communities, leaders, and organizations. Through its award-winning grant-making consortium, the Funders’ Collaborative, HIP has built the capacity of over 500 grassroots Latino nonprofits and leaders through grants and trainings in sixteen sites across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In Latin America, HIP funds community-based economic development projects that draw upon the resources of the Latino diaspora. Hispanics in Philanthropy currently has a staff of fifteen, with national headquarters in Oakland, CA and regional offices in Miami, Mexico City, and North Carolina.

In California, HIP’s current programs include a range of funder engagement, research, and grant-making activities. HIP is currently providing capacity-building grants and training to Latino-led nonprofits.

Position Description

The Senior Program Manager (SPM) plays an important part in HIP’s overall grant-making and community building work, and leads HIPs state-wide program in California, including all funder engagement, grant-making, technical assistance, and membership activities. The SPM also supervises local program interns, research assistants, and program consultants. The SPM reports to the Vice President of Programs and works in collaboration with HIP’s programs and communications staff. This is a full-time position based in Oakland, California.

Major Responsibilities

Fundraising and Partnership Development (35%)

  • Lead design and implementation of development goals and fund raising strategies for Northern California.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with current and prospective funders and other partners
  • Prepare proposals for funding consideration and reports
  • Raise funds for local initiatives and activities
  • Generate interest and commitment from new local and national partners
  • Establish effective partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Work with the Membership and Events Manager to engage members in California
  • Report to grant-makers and communicate effectively with donors

Grant-making (45%)

  • Serve as key liaison with local committee of funding partners
  • Serve as HIP’s representative for grant-making activities in the region, including the execution of applicant information sessions, grantee convenings and other grantee-focused technical assistance activities, funder briefings, and presentations
  • Oversee California-based grant-making and grant monitoring
  • Implement California-based capacity building strategy
  • Help design and lead implementation of California-based monitoring and evaluation strategy

Representation and Administration (20%)

  • Develop and execute a clear and comprehensive annual work plan
  • Oversee execution of HIP budget for California site
  • Work with the Vice President to play a leading role in the development and implementation of future-focused initiatives to extend regional reach and impact
  • Participate as a member of HIP’s program and development teams, utilizing a collaborative style to achieve programmatic and fundraising goals
  • Participate in meetings or committees as needed
  • Provide active, creative cross-functional thinking and ideas
  • Support HIP’s mission, vision and strategic goals


  • Minimum five years’ experience in strategic grant-making and/or non-profit management
  • Demonstrated fund-raising experience, particularly in the area of foundation and corporate partnerships
  • Experience and ability to work with grassroots nonprofits
  • Experience building relationships with key local leaders
  • Experience managing multi-stakeholder initiatives, with the capacity to maintain a transparent, consensus-based process while working toward successful results
  • Ability to be focused and detailed, meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks, and work as part of a team, while maintaining the big picture
  • Ability to be self-directed and work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Familiarity with California Latino community issues and organizations
  • Ability to travel (approximately 20%)


Commensurate with experience, with possibility for growth based on performance results. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plan matching program. HIP is committed to the professional development of all employees.

How to Apply

Please email the following materials to Please include your name and the title for this position and organization (“Your name – Development and Program Manager, HIP”) in the subject line of your email.

  1. Thoughtful cover letter explaining why you’re the right fit for this role and organization, including your available start date
  2. Résumé