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California Reinvestment Coalition

California Reinvestment Coalition


Resilience Fund Program Manager

Based out of Oakland, CA
(but remote throughout California)

 

The California Reinvestment Coalition seeks an experienced, mission-driven Program Manager to lead CRC’s new Resilience Fund initiative, a two-year, $4 million program to reimagine systems of capital centered on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Guided by an Advisory Committee of community leaders, the Resilience Fund will provide capacity building, technical assistance, and grants to a support cohort of 10-12 BIPOC-led nonprofits in becoming certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). Cohort members will build their operational capacity, strengthen organizational balance sheets, and develop loan funds and investments to expand small business ownership and affordable housing in low-income communities of color throughout the state.

This position calls on someone with proven project management skills and a depth of knowledge designing and leading philanthropic initiatives, with a focus racial and economic justice. To keep the lived experiences of people and communities at the center of this grantmaking and capacity building initiative, the Program Manager should have significant lived and/or professional experience working closely with BIPOC communities that have been historically excluded from mainstream financial systems and access to capital.

The Resilience Fund Program Manager reports to the Executive Director and/or their future designate. This full-time salaried position is based in California and is currently slated for two years, with continued employment contingent upon future funding.

Primary Responsibilities
Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Working with the Executive Director, Chief Development & Finance Officer, and CRC staff, implement programmatic and grantmaking strategies in support of CRC’s overall mission and in compliance with grant funding from corporate and foundation donors.
  • Research community needs, refine philanthropy strategies, and develop goals for impact in response to changing economic, political, social, and environmental conditions.
  • Promote and participate in fostering open-mindedness and a culture of learning, including learning and evaluation activities to guide the evolution of programmatic work, gather data and evidence about the effectiveness of grantmaking and capacity building strategies, and adapt practices as needed.

Project Management - Grantmaking and Cohort Selection

  • Manage all aspects of cohort member selection, ongoing engagement, and grantmaking process, including grant reporting requirements and timelines. Set and communicate deadlines and timelines with CRC staff and cohort members. Identify resource gaps and contingencies for successful program implementation.
  • Work with Communications Manager to promote the fund to potential applicants, funding partners, and CRC members.
  • Develop and help lead Community Advisory Committee with the Executive Director to inform program design, select cohort members, and review progress, including scheduling and coordinating committee meetings, providing summary dockets, and reaching out to individual committee members as needed for expert advice.

Project Management - Capacity Building and Peer Learning

  • In collaboration with strategic partners/contractors, design and manage two-year capacity building, technical assistance and peer learning programs, supporting individualized and shared goals and objectives of cohort members.
  • Work with Executive Director and CRC program staff to integrate social justice training and community advocacy into workshops, and create a learning environment that celebrates and embraces the richness of the cohort and challenges white supremacy thinking within the financial/philanthropic sector.

Evaluation and Impact Measurement

  • Work with Advisory Committee and cohort members to develop evaluation methodologies and metrics built upon a shared program structure, vision, mission, and priorities to shape community-driven solutions that align with CRC’s mission of challenging the roots of racial and economic injustice.
  • Design and review progress reports, conduct evaluations of cohort members, and work with Executive Director to monitor use of grant funds.
  • Provide written reports and materials detailing program progress and impact, including an interim report and final report for funding partners and periodic updates to Advisory Committee and CRC board.

Qualifications

  • At least 5 years in philanthropy, managing capacity building programs or related field
  • Second language, particularly Spanish is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex, multi-year projects; experience with Asana or other project management platforms.
  • Strong written communications
  • Commitment to social and economic justice
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Compensation

  • Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000
  • Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vacation/paid time-off, and 401k retirement savings plan.

To Apply
Please submit cover letter and résumé to: jobs@calreinvest.org, with Resilience Fund Program Manager in the subject line. Position is available until filled. No calls please. Deadline to submit applications is September 3rd, 2021.

The California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) is the largest statewide community reinvestment coalition in the country, with over 300 member organizations across California that provide services to tens of thousands of Californians. CRC members include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, housing counseling agencies, small business technical assistance providers, legal services agencies, and community-based organizations.

CRC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, CRC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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