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We are creating an organization to support media and media making as an essential path for improving people’s lives and building just and equitable communities across the Greater Philadelphia region. As we build our organization from the ground up, we are looking for someone who has a passion for increasing equity across our city and knows how to build organized processes and grants management systems for a small staff and a vibrant, diverse community. Are you the person we need?

The ideal Office and Grants Manager will create and maintain structure and processes for grants and all administrative functions with creativity, team collaboration, and, above all, a focus on community accessibility and responsiveness. S/he must be flexible, easily adapting to new and changing situations.

What You’ll Do:

Create and manage day-to-day administrative functions from office support to purchasing to meeting and travel logistics.
Schedule Board and committee meetings and site visits, distribute materials, secure meeting space, and support overall Board meeting activity.
Assist with preparing materials for presentations (e.g. PowerPoint, etc.)
Respond to routine inquiries regarding grant status and process.
Build grants management systems, including the grants management database.
Conduct some due diligence prior to grant awards.
Set-up and maintain grant files.
Manage grants related correspondence from inquiry stage forward.
Conduct research and fact verification.
Contribute to the Foundation’s communications (blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
Assist with issues involving office space.

The Office and Grants Manager will report to the President, working to further define and advance the broad strategic goals set by the Board.

Who You Are:

You have 5 or more years of grants and office management experience; start-up experience is a plus.
You have advanced organizational, database management, and overall computer skills including cloud-based productivity tools such as Google Suite.
Your smile is one that can be heard on the phone and you excel at building and sustaining genuine, trusting relationships with people from all backgrounds and experiences.
You have managed projects on time and within budget.
You are independent, and a self-starter, but enjoy working on a team.
You are highly organized, a good writer, a clear communicator, and you are very detail oriented.
You are dependable and driven, with a strong work ethic and personal integrity.
You have some knowledge of Philadelphia and its neighborhoods and have a general appreciation for the power of media to connect people and improve their lives.

Salary, based on experience, is in the range of $60K to $75K and includes a generous benefits package.

The foundation operates from a temporary WeWork office in Center City and is currently seeking permanent office space in Philadelphia. There may be some opportunity for remote work.

Application Deadline: Novermber 27, 2019

About Us

Independence Public Media Foundation (IPMF) is a new private foundation, created when WYBE/ MIND TV, an alternative public TV station (Channel 35 in Philadelphia), relinquished its broadcast license and received a one-time payment of $131.5 million through the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Broadcast Incentive Auction in 2017. Since then, the foundation has undertaken a strategic planning process and hired its first president. We are now ready to hire an Office and Grants Manager.

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To apply, email us at: Tell us about your qualifications, and why our work matters to you. Along with your resume and letter of interest, we would like a work sample demonstrating your office organization or database management skill. Every letter of interest and submission will be read and acknowledged because mutual respect matters. Interviews will be held late November into December with the selected candidate expected to start in early January 2020. Application Deadline: Novermber 27, 2019 Learn more about IPMF by visiting us at IPM welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. It is our foundation’s first guiding principle: We believe that communities are stronger when they embrace and seek to understand diverse people, voices, and viewpoints. We model our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our board and staff and in the work we do.

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