Location: Anywhere, remote
350.org is looking for talented and strategic Grants Coordinator to partner with climate activist groups on the implementation of mini grants programs. At least two years experience in administrative roles is required.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We are committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We strive to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.
350.org is building a global grassroots movement to stop the fossil fuel industry from destroying our climate. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.
In the US, 350 fights for a just and equitable world by stopping the fossil fuel industry from continuing to destroy our climate. We do this by building a powerful multiracial movement to confront and isolate the fossil fuel industry.
About the Grants Coordinator
The Grants Coordinator will be responsible for running 350.org’s mini grants program for partners and climate activist groups. They will be literate on climate and movement issues, will be able to think strategically about grant requests, and offer guidance when necessary. The position also requires good administration, project and time management skills.
Grants Strategy and Guidance:
- Helping 350 staff as well as regional partners and local groups develop grant requests to fit with program priorities.
- Offering guidance on framing for specific campaigns, actions, or budgeting when requested.
- Supporting strategic implementation, capacity building and networking for grantees.
- Reviewing and summarizing funding proposals along with other team members and relevant staff within 350.org.
- Collecting required documentation and processing grant requests.
- Tracking grant requests, following up with grantees.
- Preparing internal communications / updates about the program, stages, deadlines, learnings and results for staff.
- Ensuring quality photo and video documentation of the projects
- Doing social media amplification for selected projects.
- Understand 350.org’s history campaigns, and theory of social change, and keep current with basic climate science and policy. From time to time, use this knowledge to represent 350.org’s perspective in varied public venues based on geographic location and areas of expertise.
- From time to time, contribute work towards 350.org’s overall mission that is outside of standard responsibilities and instead relies solely on geographic location or work capacity.
- Ability to frame local issues through a global climate movement lens and help grantees develop relevant proposals.
- Proficiency with cloud based office applications, especially spreadsheets. Administrative and project management skills to effectively keep track of applications
- Ability to set professional boundaries. Resilient and able to manage self and keep composure in times of stress. Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
- Effectively craft and deliver concise and informative communications. Basic social media management skills.
- Ability to build, nurture, promote and influence local, regional and international networks.
- Organized, detail oriented and accurate.
- Able to create work plans and anticipate deadlines.
- Be comfortable juggling multiple priorities with competing deadlines.
- Must believe and embrace 350.org’s vision, mission, and progressive values.
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
- At least two (2) years of experience in administrative roles.
- Proficiency in Google Drive
Preferred but not required:
- Experience with grant making
- Previous experience in not-for-profit
- Climate movement experience
- Experience as a local group leader
- Experience as a grant recipient
- Proficiency in Slack and Zoom.
We are looking for someone who is comfortable working both independently and in teams, highly responsive, and able to lead initiatives as well as take direction from others.
Position Type: Full-Time, 40 hours per week
Location: Flexible, remote
Travel: May occasionally travel from time to time (domestic and international)