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Capacity Building Manager

Capacity Building Manager
Job Description: 

About Tipping Point 

Tipping Point’s mission is to build community to advance the most promising poverty-fighting solutions. Since 2005, Tipping Point has invested more than $300 million for housing, early childhood, education, and employment solutions in the region. Our board covers 100% of our operating costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most. Last year, our grantees provided life-changing services to more than 500,000 of our neighbors in need. Visit to learn more.

Tipping Point’s core values are at the heart of everything we do and we look for individuals who share our commitments:

  • We cultivate community because we know we are more powerful together.

  • We practice gratitude.

  • We hold ourselves accountable to achieving impact for and with the communities we serve.

  • We relentlessly pursue equity because one’s background and identities should not predetermine one’s opportunities.

Position Overview

We are seeking an experienced Capacity Building manager passionate about fighting poverty in the Bay Area. As the Capacity Building Manager, you will provide a range of services to strengthen the nonprofits Tipping Point fund including building and managing partnerships with multiple stakeholder groups, working closely with nonprofits and program officers to understand nonprofit needs, matching providers with nonprofits, and joining key meetings to help guide the work and advise as needed. You will engage collaboratively with colleagues across the Program and Impact teams to understand and address our grantees’ most critical needs. This position reports to the Capacity Building Director and is part of the Grantmaking and Capacity Building team.

What will you do?

Capacity building

  • Utilizing the Organizational Strengths Assessment (OSA), as a new, refined tool in our grantmaking, the Capacity Building Manager will work with Senior Program Officers and grantee leadership to assess strengths and needs of each organization, scope projects, and match with resources.

  • Research available resources, including existing partners, prospective partners, and experts in the field; vet appropriate prospective providers for new partnerships. 

  • Manage existing and develop new offerings, including workshops and cohort offerings.

Partner relationship management 

  • Collaborate with the Capacity Building Director to set partner recruitment priorities and targets. 

  • With the Impact team, implement evaluation tools to understand how the delivery of capacity building offerings leads to greater client impact. 

  • Work with the Events team to plan and deliver a minimum of 2 partner appreciation events per year; ensure the appropriate inclusion of partner contacts in Tipping Point’s general events.

  • Conduct regular meetings with partners to ensure their needs are being met, they are effectively engaging with grantee organizations, and they feel adequately recognized for their work. 

Management + leadership

  • Manage Tipping Point’s cohort offerings in areas such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Talent, etc.

  • Manage Executive Summit, working closely with Capacity Building Director and Events team.

  • Lead annual partner review process, working with Capacity Building Director. 

All other duties as assigned.

Who are you?

  • You have at least five years of experience and a proven track record in organizational development and/or program leadership in the non-profit sector.

  • You are entrepreneurial. You are a self-starter with a results and problem-solving orientation and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

  • You are data + results driven. You are skilled at interpreting data to make recommendations, decisions, and drive results. You are not afraid to take measured risks.

  • You are an effective communicator. You tailor communication, both written and spoken, to meet the needs of various stakeholders and actively listen to others’ perspectives.

  • You act as a team player. You recognize you are part of a whole and have a track record of being able to work effectively across different groups of people.

  • You are committed to Tipping Point’s mission and values and have the ability to operate with the highest degree of integrity in representing the organization.

Nice to have*:

  • Knowledge of issue-specific interventions (housing/homelessness and/or workforce development)

  • Experience working in grant-making, nonprofit capacity building and/or consulting

*“Nice to have” really means just that; it’s entirely possible that you don’t have any of these and are still a great fit. It’s not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all of these areas — we’re looking for candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas, and have some interest and capabilities in others.

Salary + classification

Tipping Point is committed to paying competitive wages. In an effort to increase equity, because we know that salary negotiations tend to have an unfair bias, we do not participate in a salary negotiation process for any candidate. We will make our best offer, and it will be the same regardless of the candidate. The annual starting salary for the Capacity Building Manager role is $95,000. This position meets the exemption requirements as defined by state and federal law. Exempt employees are paid on a salaried basis, and their salary is intended to constitute their entire regular compensation, regardless of the number of hours they work; therefore, exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Tipping Point will consider qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.