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Grants Program Associate

Grants Program Associate
Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 20, 2020
Job Description: 


In 1987, Community Vision’s founders had a vision of putting their money to work as a tool for building financially strong and culturally vibrant communities capable of growing their sown seeds of self-determination. We promote economic justice and alleviate poverty by increasing the financial resilience and sustainability of community-based nonprofits and enterprises. Through flexible financial products and sound advice, we create opportunities to make socially responsible investments that revitalize Northern and Central California communities. We envision financially strong and culturally vibrant communities where each person has access to decent jobs, homes, health care, education, and economic opportunities. We work in partnership with individuals and organizations who share our vision of sustainable communities and social and economic justice.


Community Vision is dedicated to anti-racist practices and to building an anti-racist organization. This includes treating colleagues with respect, supporting the vision of the organization and demonstrating the professional practices of the organization which are community centered, patient, communication, work-ethic, responsiveness, conscious of difference, humility and curiosity, humor, creativity, practical, accountability and data driven. Staff members attend to the culture of the organization by being ambassadors of Community Vision’s values and participating in internally focused work groups.


Community Vision provides customized technical assistance and advising in two key areas — financial management and real estate consulting services — to our core clients, community-based nonprofits that serve communities on the margin of opportunity. In addition to this strategic guidance, the consulting program also administers grantmaking programs that support community real estate projects.

The Grants Program Associate will support the administration and implementation of Community Visions grant making programs including: program development, marketing, application analysis/review, selection committee support, grant disbursement, program compliance and monitoring.


Grant Program Administration (75%)

  • Assist in the development of program parameters, guidelines, application and timelines
  • Manage intake process and follow-up with applicants to complete all necessary documents
  • Review application submissions for alignment with the program guidelines and assess financial and programmatic feasibility
  • Complete a analysis for program applicants and develop application summary memos
  • Support the Selection Committee and grant selection process
  • Work with grantees to ensure that pre-disbursement requirements are met
  • Support grantees in complying public funds procurement requirements
  • Track the progress of grantees to ensure their grants are disbursed in a timely manner, and ensure all grant conditions are met to Community Vision’s satisfaction
  • Facilitate grant disbursements once grant conditions are met
  • Collect and maintain impact data related to the program
  • Coordinate logistics for program informational workshops and webinars

Program Management & Administration (25%)

  • Conduct on-going relevant “best practices” research and document results for the benefit of consulting partners
  • Prepare applications and reports to external funders (government agencies, foundations, etc) for third party contracts
  • Think creatively about new ways of working and raise these for discussion
  • Attend staff meetings and participate in internal workgroups both departmentally and organization-wide
  • Work with Community Vision staff to coordinate Consulting services with other organizational programs
  • Offer opportunities for internal colleagues to learn from you about your work


Ideal Qualifications 

  • Minimum 2 years developing and/or supporting grantmaking programs
  • Experience with the review or analysis of nonprofit financial statements
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel and experience with Salesforce and From Assembly
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage timelines
  • Enthusiasm, entrepreneurial spirit, and a passionate commitment to work in community development and the nonprofit sector.
  • Understanding of and ability to work with a range of nonprofit clients which reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and Northern California.


The Grants Program Associate is a full-time exempt position. This position is supervised by the Managing Consultant (financial management and grants). The salary for this position is between $68,000—$76,500 annually, depending on experience and if outside of the Bay Area salary will be adjusted based on cost of living of the region. Benefits include: 100% health insurance premium coverage for employees and a contribution towards dependent coverage, dental insurance, long-term disability & life insurance, transportation and cell phone subsidies, employer contributions towards retirement savings, three weeks’ vacation, and a commitment to work/life balance. Occasional evenings and out of area travel may be necessary. Positions involve regular computer and telephone use plus some minimal lifting. The position can be based at either of Community Vision offices in San Francisco or Oakland. All staff are working remotely until further notice.