PROJECT SUMMARY: Funders for Housing and
Opportunity (FHO) brings the nation’s leading funders together from
across sectors and perspectives to remove barriers to stable
housing in thriving communities for those who have historically
been denied access to these opportunities. FHO is a national funder
collaborative focused on ensuring that renters have access to a
safe, stable home they can afford in a community that supports
better health, economic mobility, and educational achievement, free
from the barriers and harms of systemic racism. This is
accomplished primarily through grant making and learning exchanges
in FHO’s three priority areas: policy, advocacy, and
organizing; narrative change; and elevating what works. FHO has
prioritized racial equity in its work, and seeks to change housing
policies, practices, and institutions that have perpetuated a
system of discrimination in housing and harm communities of color.
More information can be found on our website, www.housingisopportunity.org.
POSITION SUMMARY: Funders for Housing and
Opportunity (FHO) seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented
team-player with a strong commitment to housing justice and the
mission of FHO to fill its Program Associate position. The Program
Associate, in consultation with the Senior Program Officer, is
responsible for managing the grants cycle, including grant
tracking, administration, and reporting for both existing and
prospective grantees in FHO’s three programmatic priority areas.
The Program Associate is also responsible for maintaining FHO’s
website and social media presence and managing vendor and contract
payments. FHO has a small but mighty team (currently 2.5 FTEs) and
is looking for a self-motivated, highly collaborative quick learner
to fill this critical role.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Grants Administration and Grantmaking Support
- Manages subgrants database and grantee portal, ensuring that
documentation is complete, accurate data is entered, and that
information is updated as necessary.
- Monitors and tracks grants to ensure compliance with all
financial, legal and other NVF requirements.
- Maintains records for grants and ensures the integrity of
grants data and files, including data on grantee demographics.
- Oversees grant report reminders and ensures grantee reports are
submitted in a timely manner.
- Summarizes grantee reports for committee members and works with
Senior Program Officer and FHO’s evaluation consultants to
aggregate data and determine/communicate impact.
- Manages grant disbursement calendar, ensuring all requirements
are met prior to disbursement release and initiating disbursements
with New Venture Fund
- In partnership with Senior Program Officer, assists with the
full grantmaking cycle including monitoring grants, reviewing
applications, completing due diligence, and processing grant
reports and amendments.
- Screens applications for completeness and fulfillment of
- Assists with scheduling internal and external meetings related
to grants management
- Provides grantmaking reports quarterly and as needed to FHO
staff and members.
- Ensures high data quality in all database systems in terms of
completeness, consistency and accuracy.
- Support grant application and report preparation for FHO
Communications and External Engagement
- Manages FHO’s social media and website presence.
- Drafts FHO Quarterly Newsletter and Headlines & Deadlines
in consultation with Senior Program Officer.
- Manages and builds out FHO’s contact database and distribution
Administrative Support, as needed (10%)
- Manages and tracks vendor & contractor payments and ensure
timely and accurate completion of required documentation.
- Assists in the preparation and distribution of the meeting
materials prior to grantee convenings and FHO member meetings.
- Upon request, provides assistance with writing, editing and
proofreading for materials and respond to routine inquiries via
phone and e-mail.
- Coordinates and participates in special events or projects as
needed or requested.
- Provide logistical support to new initiatives, like the
development of Strategy Advisors.
- Provide support for additional activities, as needed.
REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND
While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications below,
the ideal candidate will have many of the following professional
and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
- 2-4 years of experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropic
field is preferred. Experience with grants administration and
understanding of the philanthropic grantmaking process is
- Strong technical and database capabilities. At least one year
of database management experience is preferred.
- A deep commitment to racial and housing justice and the mission
- Understanding of and/or experience with the affordable housing
and homelessness systems, and/or related fields is preferred.
- Attention to detail and the ability to manage a fast-paced
- Ability to work independently and on a team.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to
summarize and present to various audiences.
- Excellent project management skills with proven organization
and planning/time management skills.
- Highly cooperative team-player with the ability to also be
effective independently and meet deadlines.
- Maintains professional demeanor in all situations and proven
ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
- Ability to work in a mission/results-driven environment.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (including Outlook,
Word, Excel, Power Point), Ability to learn to use Slack, Box, and
- Candidate must have the ability to travel up to 20% of the time
once pandemic travel restrictions are lifted
- Candidate must be able to provide a home environment conducive
to remote working, including a quiet and distraction-free working
space, an internet connection that’s adequate for the job and
capable of videoconferencing, and full attention to their job
duties during working hours.
- We seek to recruit the most talented people from a diverse
SALARY AND BENEFITS
- Salary range is $55,000 to $70,000 with full benefits (health,
dental, vision, retirement, paid time off).
- Please email a pdf version of a resume and cover letter
describing recent relevant experience and/or skills to firstname.lastname@example.org
on or before 5pm Eastern on September 9. The
subject line should read: Program Associate, INSERT YOUR
- Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an
interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Funders for Housing and Opportunity is a project of New Venture
Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and
innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF
is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional
people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic,
rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s
work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners,
respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political
affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information,
veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in
the locality and/or state in which you are working.