Philanthropy Network Manager – South

About Hispanics in Philanthropy

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is a transnational network of more than 500 grant­makers, 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 grant­making 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.

HIP currently has a growing team, with national headquarters in Oakland, CA and regional teams in Washington, DC, Miami, Oregon, Mexico City, and North Carolina. Our team is passionate about supporting the voice, leadership, and equity of Latino communities. We work in a changing environment, sometimes remotely but closely connected. Entrepreneurial in nature, we seek innovative ways to strengthen Latino communities throughout the Americas.

HIP’s current programs in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Central America include a range of funder engagement, research, and grant­making activities. As HIP embarks on a period of growth and strategy planning, we will seek to expand partnerships and opportunities in the southern states. To date, HIP has provided capacity­-building grants and training to Latino­-led organizations throughout North Carolina through the North Carolina Funders’ Collaborative and is growing its footprint in Virginia, Georgia, and Florida.

Position Description:

The Philanthropy Network Manager will facilitate the building of a strong network of Latino-led, Latino-serving organizations and individuals through a crucial leadership role in HIP’s overall grantmaking and community-building work in the southern U.S. The Philanthropy Network Manager will lead HIP’s current state­wide program in North Carolina and identify new opportunities to expand our programmatic partnerships and investments throughout the southern U.S., including coordinating funder engagement, grant­making, technical assistance, and membership activities. The Philanthropy Network Manager will be responsible for fostering relationships with key grassroots, institutional, and funder stakeholders and creatively identify opportunities for partner collaboration and investment with the ultimate goal of building strength, power, and health of Latino communities in the South.

The Philanthropy Network Manager may be based out of Virginia, Washington D.C., North Carolina, or Georgia.

The Philanthropy Network Manager will report to the Director of U.S. Programs and Operations and will work in collaboration with HIP’s programs and communications staff.

This is a 40 ­hour per week position with the expectation of 25% travel locally, regionally, and nationally.

Major Responsibilities:

Strategy Planning and Program Delivery (45%)

  • Lead the design and implementation of strategic direction and goals for the South
  • Conduct outreach and engagement to identify and cultivate relationships with current and prospective key partners: local coalitions, organizations, funders, and other important stakeholders
  • Identify opportunities for network development throughout the South and facilitate the planning of joint activities, actions, or projects of local and national network members and partners
  • Coordinate communication among network members and partner organizations, organize convenings and workshops, and support external communication of lessons learned and progress achieved by networks
  • Identify and engage new HIP members and Next Generation Latino Leaders in the South
  • Identify emerging issues and trends facing Latino communities and remain in close communication with Latino-­serving community groups and coalitions within under-resourced areas

Fundraising, Grantmaking, and Reporting (35%)

  • Prepare proposals for funding consideration and report and communicate effectively with donors as necessary
  • Serve as key liaison with funding partners, including local committee of funders in North Carolina and as they are developed in other locations
  • Serve as HIP’s representative for grantmaking activities in the region, including the execution of applicant information sessions, grantee convenings, and other grantee-­focused technical assistance activities, funder briefings, and presentations
  • Develop and implement grantmaking strategies through programmatic initiatives developed in close partnership with networks and other key stakeholders
  • Develop and oversee capacity-building programs for networks of grantees and other local partners
  • Support the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for programs in the South in the interest of strategizing, measuring, and achieving meaningful impact

Program Oversight (20%)

  • Develop and execute a clear and comprehensive annual work plan
  • Oversee execution of HIP program budgets
  • Work with the HIP Programs Team 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 staff and membership meetings or committees as needed
  • Provide active, creative cross­-functional thinking and ideas
  • Support HIP’s mission, vision, and strategic goals in other areas that arise

Qualifications

  • Proven track record of successful facilitation and program implementation and relationship management of multi-­stakeholder initiatives, particularly with networks of grassroots groups and organizations
  • Minimum five years or more experience in strategic grant­making and/or non­profit management
  • Demonstrated fund­raising experience, particularly in the area of foundation and corporate partnerships
  • Deep understanding of the South’s political and cultural landscape and with a special familiarity of Latino community issues and organizations
  • Ability to be focused, detailed, and strategic, while meeting deadlines, juggling multiple tasks, and working as part of a remote, multi-cultural team
  • Ability to be self­-directed, creative, and work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Spanish
  • Ability to travel (approximately 25%)

Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, vacation, sick, and holiday pay as well as retirement plan matching program, commuter benefits HSA or FSA plans available. HIP is committed to the professional development of all employees.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis closing on February 16, 2018. Please include your name and the title for this position and organization (“Your name – Philanthropy Network Manager”) in the subject line of your email.

Please email the following materials to apply@hiponline.org:

  1. Cover letter: explain why you’re the right fit for this role and organization, including your available start date
  2. Résumé
  3. Relevant writing sample (3-5 pages)
  4. Availability for start date