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Growald Climate Fund: Senior Program Associate, Network Leadership

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Harvard, IL, USA · Brookline, MA, USA · Maryland, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Growald Climate Fund: Senior Program Associate, Network Leadership


1 Harvard St Suite 202 MA


$79,000 - $85,000 / Yearly


Growald Climate Fund



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**About Growald Climate Fund**
We are a high-impact venture global philanthropy fund catalyzing the rapid transition to a clean energy future. We believe that philanthropy plays a key role in nurturing new climate solutions, supporting a vibrant and growing civil society, and promoting objective research and analysis for use by governments and key partners.

**About the Network Leadership Pillar **
We recognize that the scale and speed of change required for the energy transformation is such that no single actor can accomplish it alone. The field has[ learned](https://www.bridgespan.org/insights/philanthropic-collaborations) that[ collective impact](https://ssir.org/articles/entry/collective_impact#) models,[ collaborative giving](https://climatelead.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/CLI_Gates_Collaboratives_061422.pdf) and network action are powerful keys to unlocking impact. We support these efforts both through our network grantmaking as well as through our direct engagement weaving networks and mobilizing resources for the field. Together, network grantmaking and resource mobilization aim to catalyze and build philanthropic infrastructure that fills funding gaps and scales partner work around the world.
Through our network grantmaking, we support field-led collective impact networks and regrantors, seed and strengthen infrastructure for philanthropic collaboration, and help embed collaborative practices across the ecosystem.
In addition to our network grantmaking, GCF dedicates time and resources to lead ALFIE, an informal community of funders aligned in their efforts to encourage clean electricity globally. Together, we galvanize and align resources and aggregate knowledge to bring our collective response to the climate emergency to the scale of the challenge. Our resource mobilization work is highly collaborative, ecosystem-generous, and aims for ecosystem-wide knowledge sharing and funding.
Through our grantmaking and network leadership, we aim to enable and catalyze collective impact approaches in climate philanthropy.

**About the Role **
This new role drives both network grantmaking and resource mobilization forward by providing administrative and logistics support, project management, and knowledge and contact management. This role will work across internal GCF teams as well as coordinate with external partners to help keep projects, events, and grants on-time and on-budget.

**About You **
To be successful in this role, the Senior Associate will be a self-starter who proactively spots issues and recommends solutions, and is adept at navigating complex calendars, processes, relationships, and partners. The role requires balancing initiatives and processes and prioritizing across competing interests and opportunities. This role requires discretion, confidentiality, strong communication, and good judgment. At times, they will be called upon to roll with the punches and provide rapid response support, all while maintaining a high degree of attention to detail and process. Comfort with working on a highly collaborative, growing team, combined with a sense of humor is essential. They are a do-er, solutions-oriented coordinator, and strong communicator who can translate the ‘what’ into recommending the ‘how.”
Specifically, this role requires Salesforce administrator experience, as they will be championing platform use and building and maintaining systems that manage contacts and knowledge effectively. We are also looking for exposure working on a grants management or administration team or similar experience managing pipeline and partner cycles.

Resource Mobilization
_Project Management/Logistics in support of Team Operations- 40%_
- Project manage resource mobilization efforts including proactive tracking of complex timelines and tasks in Asana in close partnership with Executive Assistant (EA) and key stakeholders.
- Schedule meetings/convenings across time zones and complex stakeholder calendars.
- Support meeting infrastructure including drafting agendas, summarizing content, leading on follow-ups and sharing information with others as needed
- Draft documents and briefs, as needed, coordinating across internal teams
- Track team contracts, budgets, and deliverables with consultants, as needed
- Support on-site GCF logistics for external resource mobilization events, coordinating with manager, network leadership, and events & planning consultant to execute.
- Support internal team on trips/events, including: 1.) inputting into trip briefs for CEO, Directors, Board, 2.) scoping logistics and creating travel budget estimates, 3.) collating event agendas and participant lists for look books & briefs, 4.) performing administrative tasks such as printing, photocopying, mailing, etc as needed in advance of events
- Conduct desk research and special projects: ad hoc, in support of Associate Director
_Knowledge and Contact Management- 30%_
- _Salesforce Administrator (15-20% of time): _You will be the Network team’s Salesforce Administrator: owning backend updates, being point for consultant support, leading on support for users and ensuring adherence, and managing dashboards, data uploads, reports, and troubleshooting. You will lead on and own resource mobilization contact management and reports within Salesforce.
- Work with IT/Ops to ensure contact and knowledge sharing data policies and procedures are secure, understood, and adopted by the team.
- Support the timely delivery of resource mobilization materials to CEO/key stakeholders
- Ensure fund mobilization trips and materials are debriefed and documented as part of knowledge management.

Grants** **
_Administrative support/project management 20%_
- Scheduling lead for network grant related calls, meetings and convenings, drafting agendas and executing follow-ups like requests for information as requested
- Own pipeline management for prospective Network grantees: register ideas, help research potential grantees, and organize information to be inputted into Asana and GivingData, our grants management system.
- Project-manage the Network grants management cycle by tracking all grant requirements and liaising with leads to make sure all requirements and reports are completed by established deadlines.
- Aid in the development of quarterly Grant Dockets and annual impact reports by drafting Network’s section outline and inputting known information.
_Cross-cutting pillar special projects - 10%_
- Opportunistic special projects agreed upon by Sr. Associate and manager

- Bachelor’s Degree
- 3-5 years of relevant experience providing administrative and/or project coordination and management support with increasing levels of complexity including:
- Managing individual relationships, trips, events, and receptions
- Engaging with external partners and internal stakeholders on different teams to achieve results
- Scheduling complex meetings across time zones
- Working cross-culturally and with people from diverse backgrounds and languages
- Minimum 3 years experience with Salesforce, strongly preferred in a administrator role
- Attention to detail; motivated by working through the little details to achieve larger outcomes; conducts regular maintenance work within systems.
- Experience with the grants cycle and grants management systems; working on or with a grants team; and with impact measurement and reporting.
- Self-starter able to work independently while identifying moments for effective collaboration.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and proven ability to produce high-quality written materials and presentations.
- Speedy and adept at learning new tech programs and softwares; self-sufficient at acquiring new skills and applying those to support the team. Experience or willingness to learn Asana, GivingData, Google Drive, and Box.
- Creative, solutions-oriented do-er with proven ability to to come up with solutions, whether they are to implement systems or managing competing priorities.
- Exceptional organization and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet changing deadlines and requests, while strategically thinking ahead.
- Comfort with ambiguity and shifting environments, combined with a sense of humor.

**Benefits & Organizational Culture**
We have a dynamic and agile organizational culture and we’re serious about supporting our people to thrive. Read more about our organizational culture[ here](https://www.growaldfamilyfund.org/our-credo).
- This is a full-time, hybrid role based in Brookline, MA.
- Flexible work policy: flex hours and opportunity to work from home two days / week.
- 401(k) retirement plan with 6% employer match
- 100% employer paid health, dental and vision coverage
- Four weeks of PTO plus thirteen paid holidays
- Annual allowance for professional development activities
- Coaching and management support with regular 1:1 meetings
- Performance reviews and feedback to support you and the team to reflect and grow
- A co-developed initial three month work plan to help you hit the ground running and have clarity on your role and responsibilities

**Equal Opportunity Employer **
As an equal opportunity employer, we recognize the power of a diverse community and strongly encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States. All Growald employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, CDC Boosters shots are highly recommended.

Growald Climate Fund offers competitive salaries annually benchmarked against a thousand other philanthropic non profit grant making foundations. The Salary Band for this position is $79,000-85,000. Benefits include 100% employer paid medical and dental care, generous allowances including professional development, commuter, and work from home, an employer matched retirement plan, 13 holidays, 20-25 days of vacation, and additional paid time off including sick and parental leave. Growald offers flexible working hours, and our location in Brookline (in Boston’s backyard) was recently ranked 16th in the top 25 best places for families to live!

This is a full-time, hybrid role based in Brookline, MA. Staff are in-office three days a week.

**To Apply**
Please fill out the application questions on this page and attach your resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with the first wave being reviewed on 5/24. This search is being led by[ NRG Consulting Group](https://www.nrgconsulting.group/). Please reach out to jobs@nrgconsultinggroup.org with any questions.