DIRECTOR, GRANTS & PROGRAMS
The Foundation for Financial Planning (FFP) is currently looking for a Director, Grants & Programs, to help us empower the financial planning profession to provide pro bono advice and planning to underserved people. FFP powers pro bono financial planning for people in crisis or need by: providing grants to local and national nonprofits to create and expand pro bono programs, helping activate volunteer financial planners, developing innovative pro bono program models, offering free financial planning resources, and raising the visibility of pro bono service within the financial planning profession. We focus much of our grantmaking and other efforts on areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact, including programs for people with cancer, programs for military and veterans, and activating volunteers in partnership with our national strategic partners. See www.FoundationforFinancialPlanning.org to learn more.
This is a fantastic position for someone who is highly motivated, strategic, energetic, and seeking growth and the flexibility to innovate. Candidates must be able and willing to both plan and execute, and must be excellent at building relationships. The salary is negotiable and the ideal candidate can start as soon as possible.
Working closely with the CEO, the Director of Grants & Programs helps set the direction for enriching and expanding FFP’s pro bono mission. Manages FFP’s grantmaking and existing outreach programs while developing and executing new programmatic work to expand FFP’s scale and foster strategic partnerships. Also leads FFP’s relationships with financial planner volunteers via key partners.
TO APPLY: Please visit https://app.trinethire.com/companies/387-trinet/jobs/6812-director-grants-programs-non-profit. We will be in contact with those candidates who best meet our needs and requirements.
More detail on the job follows:
STRATEGY: With CEO/leadership and FFP Board of Trustees, help drive strategic approaches related to grantmaking and program development and execution.
GRANTS: Manage FFP’s grants process, coordinated through an online platform. Promote availability of grants, and work with CEO and trustees to rate grant proposals and disburse funds. Collect and assess periodic progress reports against grantee goals, and asses work for models that are successful and replicable. Engage in ongoing conversations with grantee learning community and FFP leadership to inform grants strategy and impact metrics.
PROGRAMS: Help develop and coordinate various nationally-scoped programs to provide pro bono financial planning to populations in need, including managing program-related partnerships and outreach efforts. Current programmatic focus is the Pro Bono for Cancer effort, helping newly-diagnosed families with free financial planning.
PARTNERS: Manage the strategic relationship with the Financial Planning Association (FPA), a key partner that supplies many volunteers through its chapter network, and other targeted organizations. Collaborate with FPA’s Pro Bono Director whose position we fund at FPA, plus other national leaders in the profession to develop resources and expand work to serve vulnerable populations.
- Completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and at least 5+ years’ related experience in managing programs and/or grantmaking efforts; experience working with volunteers; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering successful program strategies and a variety of initiatives to drive social impact.
- Proven ability to apply technology to programmatic work to reap efficiencies.
- Experience managing and developing volunteers to further a major program’s reach and scale.
- Experience/knowledge of the financial planning profession/industry is an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully on a team, to establish common goals, performance measures and guidelines.
- High-energy individual who thrives on a small, collaborative, innovative team. Sense of humor mandatory!
- Excellent written, verbal, visual/presentation and interpersonal communications skills.
- Strong managerial and multitasking skills. Skilled in establishing performance measures, and creating win-win relationships. Takes initiative and holds his or herself accountable.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office software suite. Ability to master new electronic platforms and systems as needed. Experience with Common Grant, WordPress desired but not required.
SALARY: Commensurate with Experience & Education.