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Opening: Program Manager, Migration & Forced Displacement

Publication date: 
July, 2021

Position: Program Manager, Migration & Forced Displacement
Organization: Hispanics in Philanthropy
Location: Oakland, CA or Remote

Organization Overview

Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is a transnational network of grantmakers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas. HIP connects and convenes funders, nonprofits, researchers, and other leaders to identify emerging needs among Latinos as well as best practices for responsive and effective funding of social change. HIP pioneers new philanthropic models by leading collaborative initiatives and has provided grants and training to help build the capacity of more than 800 organizations and leaders. 

Position Summary

The Program Manager is responsible for managing grantmaking for the Migration & Forced Displacement program. The manager will identify and manage relationships with existing and potential grantee partners, lead on capacity building strategy, and support program evaluation in coordination with the Migration and Forced Displacement Program’s transnational staff and in close collaboration with Programs, Operations, Communications, Leadership, Gender Equity, Finance, and Development teams at HIP.

Core Responsibilities 

  • Manage a steady workflow of grantmaking and grant monitoring; 
  • Conduct evaluation of proposals with a focus on content, quality, and accuracy of the data and information submitted by grantees; 
  • Serve as point of contact for grantee partners, conduct analysis of their work and relationships, and identify opportunities to connect with others; 
  • Maintain deep understanding of the program’s grantees’ profiles, context, and opportunities for growth and capacity building;
  • Manage grantee partners capacity building activities; 
  • Support programmatic planning, evaluation, and learning through the collection, analysis, and presentation of information;
  • Contribute to related research and analysis of Central America, Mexico and the U.S. corridor including emerging priorities and stakeholders; 
  • Track and oversee the program budget; and
  • Develop narrative and financial reports for donors and other HIP stakeholders.

Key Qualifications

  • Five or more years of experience in grants management or project management at a nonprofit organization;
  • Experience working/collaborating with migration organizations in Latin America, preferably in Central America; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentation and editing;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to consistently meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting; 
  • Self-motivated, team player, with strong problem solving skills; 
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships and work remotely with virtual teams across time zones; 
  • Commitment to HIP’s mission and values, including racial equity; 
  • Fluent in English and Spanish; and
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Desired Qualifications

  • Background in international relations or social sciences preferred, ideally with knowledge of philanthropy, social impact, racial equity, and gender equity; 
  • Familiarity with databases (e.g. Salesforce, SmartSimple, etc.); and
  • Demonstrated communication and analysis skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Daily use of computer and phone for regular communications with staff and team members. This position can be remote or based in our Oakland office. Employees are required to comply with health and safety measures consistent with CDC guidelines, and federal, state, and local regulations.

How to Apply

Submit an application to be considered for this position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference to applications received by July 23rd. Required materials include a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Three references, at least two from a former supervisor, will be requested of those continuing through the interview process.

Hispanics in Philanthropy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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