Grants/Project Coordinator, Consumer State Advocacy Hub (The Hub)

Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation.

Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization, has been giving consumers a voice in health care reform for two decades. We provide leadership and support to state and local consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations that are working to guarantee access to high-quality, affordable health care for everyone. Our contributions, which range from policy analysis and strategic assistance to managing national campaigns, enable consumer groups to provide leadership in the hard work of transforming the U.S. health care system. Since 1997, in states and communities across the country, we have been a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and action in health care reform.

POSITION SUMMARY


The Grants/Project Coordinator, Consumer State Advocacy (CSA) will oversee the day-to-day grant making operations of the new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Consumer State Advocacy project and provide additional support to the project team. The Coordinator will be a part of both the CSA project team as well as Community Catalyst’s broader grants management team, working to build on our existing equity in grant-making initiatives. This CSA project will provide grants to approximately 25 state and local project grantees on a variety of health care advocacy and health justice-oriented initiatives and campaigns. The CSA project will work with these partners to uplift racial justice and/or anti-racism work in the context of their projects, as many project partners will be organizations of color, supporting Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, Latino/a/e/X, Arab/Arab American, Southeast Asian, Asian, Asian Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, Desi and/or immigrant communities.

This is a full time grant-funded position that will begin
June 15, 2020 and is funded through May 2023.

SUPERVISION:

The Grants/Project Coordinator will report to the Co-Director of the CSA Hub Project.

RESPONSIBILITIES:


• Coordinate and perform all administrative aspects of Hub grant making, including managing the awards, review and reporting processes. This includes producing award letters, grant agreements and reporting guidelines, distributing and collecting narrative and budget reports, ensuring payments and managing application materials (budgets, budget narratives, checklists, demographic data, additional supporting materials).
• Provide technical assistance to Hub Co-Directors to set up Hub grant making initiatives and provide additional project coordination for the project.
• Review financial reporting documents for Hub grantee/organizational compliance.
• Communicate regularly with Hub grantees and potential grantees to identify and collect follow up materials, answer questions and relay feedback on proposals/reports/requests.
• Maintain and manage detailed records of Hub grant making activities and documents.
• Maintain close communication with relevant finance staff to insure timely payment of Hub grants and track balances and Financial Due Diligence Checklist for Hub grantees.
• Identify opportunities to improve our grant making policies and practices, particularly around equity in grant making, and take initiative to implement better practices as appropriate.
• Support Grants Department in identifying and implementing best practices for grant making with an equity and justice-oriented lens.
• Perform other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the Hub project and the grants management department.

QUALIFICATIONS


Required
• Commitment to health justice and racial justice
• Interest in grant making, and particularly in equitable grant-making practices
• Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
• Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks at once, meet tight deadlines, pay attention to detail and operate effectively in a fast-paced environment
• Self-motivated with demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiative as well as work collaboratively as part of a team
• Strong follow through abilities, including the ability to diplomatically push others for information
• Flexibility and a desire to improve systems and ensure they reflect diverse grantee needs
• Familiarity with reading and reviewing budgets

Preferred
• Familiarity with grant-reporting technology systems such as Salesforce
• Familiarity with non-profit grant making, with experience in grant administration

BENEFITS & SALARY


• Salary Range: $46,680-$55,000
• Generous paid time off policy
• Robust benefits package
• Flexible office/remote location: Boston, MA; Washington, D.C.; St. Louis, MO. Location possibilities can also include: Atlanta, GA; Boise, ID; Chicago, IL; Lansing, MI; New York, NY; Pittsburgh, PA.

Applicants should submit a resume with a one-page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Grants/Project Coordinator, CSA Hub” in the subject line.

Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.

We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio-economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, gender identity, sexual identity and socio-economic status. It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ+ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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