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Grant Manager for The People’s Fund, U.S. 38 views

Remote in the United States
This job posting will close at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time) on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

Mercy For Animals aims to end industrial animal agriculture by constructing a just and sustainable food system. We envision a world where animals are respected, protected, and free. 
As a leading farmed animal advocacy organization, we know that achieving this goal requires a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment—one that welcomes and sparks new perspectives and innovative ideas. If you are passionate about our mission, driven to make a big impact for animals, and eager to be part of a dedicated team, join us!

We currently seek a grant manager for The People’s Fund to join our U.S. organizing team. In this role, you will oversee The People’s Fund, a U.S. grant program that aims to advance Mercy For Animals’ mission and vision while addressing racial inequity in funding in the animal protection and vegan movements. You will lead work to fund mission-aligned advocates and organizations, expand grantees’ access to nonfinancial resources, and foster community and collaboration among grantees and with Mercy For Animals. 

Learn more about The People’s Fund.
You will do invaluable work:

  • Create a program vision and strategy in service of Mercy For Animals’ mission, vision, and core values with support from the senior organizing manager, U.S.
  • Execute the program from start to finish, including by overseeing all stages from application solicitation through grant disbursement
  • Cultivate trust, community, and mutual accountability with grantees according to the principles of trust-based philanthropy, and ensure the program structure reflects these principles to the extent possible
  • Involve former grantees or community partners in grantmaking (e.g., through a participatory grantmaking process) to ensure decisions are led by those closest to the areas of need
  • Develop program components to support grantees beyond grants, such as through mentorship and networking opportunities
  • Gather feedback from grantees and adjust the program accordingly
  • Collaborate with internal teams to promote the program, highlight grantees’ work, and foster grantee collaboration with Mercy For Animals teams
  • Explore the potential to expand the program to regions outside the United States, such as Asia and Latin America, in collaboration with the global senior vice president of culture
  • Partner with Mercy For Animals’ philanthropy team to fundraise for the program, including by drafting donor proposals, meeting with donors, and preparing reports
  • Manage The People’s Fund program budget, tracking expenses and grants
  • Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures
  • Perform any other duties assigned

Your qualifications will take our U.S. organizing team to the next level:

  • Three or more years’ experience working in a social-change setting, including the following:
    • One to two years of project management experience, with the ability to plan, execute, and deliver on project objectives (experience managing a project budget a plus)
    • Experience working for or in support of grassroots initiatives or organizations led by marginalized communities
    • Experience in grant management or fundraising (preferred)
    • Experience in the animal protection/animal rights sector (preferred)
  • Racial equity literacy and a deep understanding of how racism, patriarchy, and other forms of oppression show up in culture and structures, with a passion for advancing equity by shifting the power dynamics and narratives that built and enable these structures
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to cultivate trust and mutual accountability
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and align on shared values and goals
  • Humility and a growth mindset, with the ability to prioritize progress over perfection
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically three to four times per year
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization
  • Commitment to continued personal and organizational growth in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice principles

About Your Team Leader
Your team leader, Shayna (she/her), is the senior organizing manager for the United States. She volunteered with Mercy For Animals before coming on full time in 2016. Her early experiences as a volunteer taught her the importance of meeting people where they are and leading with compassion. She believes people are our greatest power and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our movement is critical to achieving our mission and vision. Shayna strongly values a growth mindset, open communication, teamwork, and a solutions orientation. Outside Mercy For Animals, she enjoys reading; listening to audiobooks; trying to keep her many plants alive; engaging in anything competitive; and spending time outdoors with her chihuahua, Marchesa.

Compensation and Benefits
Earn an annual salary of $55,000–$62,000, depending on qualifications, and enjoy a commute-free life as a remote team member. In addition to a collaborative and innovative work environment, you will be able to take part in our benefits package, including no- or low-cost health, vision, and dental insurance; generous paid time off and sick leave; and a 401(k) retirement plan, with a dollar-to-dollar employer match of up to 3 percent of your annual salary.

Application Details
We consider traditional and nontraditional qualifications and carefully review each application, resume, and cover letter. Feel encouraged to go outside a traditional cover letter and state how you would add to our culture; what we would gain from having you on our team; and how you align with our organizational vision, mission, and values. 

Our Commitment to You
Mercy For Animals is a globally minded organization. We are committed to the principles of equity and justice, and our culture celebrates authenticity—enabling every team member to shine. All employment decisions are based solely on individual qualifications, job needs, and job requirements, and potential team members of every color, orientation, age, gender, origin, veteran status, and ability are encouraged to apply. We strive to include candidates from historically marginalized communities and those from or in communities impacted by environmental, social, and economic injustice. 

Come as you are, and help us transform our society and construct a truly compassionate food system.

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