We are seeking a Program Manager to join our grantmaking team and be based out of our North County (Santa Maria) office. The incumbent will report to the Director of Grantmaking.
This is a full-time, exempt position at our Santa Maria office.
Please review our Job Description below, before applying.
ALL applicants must submit a professional resume, cover letter and completed copy of our employment application, in order to be considered.
See the bottom of our ad for information regarding benefits!
The Program Manager, based in the North County office, serves as the principal point of contact for SBF’s Focus Areas, especially workforce development and childcare. The Manager oversees grants administration for the Daniel Fund and the Childcare Grant Program.
- Develop, review, analyze, and recommend grant proposals under the guidance of the Director of Grantmaking.
- Conduct due diligence of potential grantee partners, including analysis of financial information, site visits, and interviews with other funders and relevant stakeholders.
- Prepare written summaries of grant requests.
- Oversee consistent grant monitoring and reporting, including the review of progress reports, maintenance of regular communication with grantees, and site visits.
- Assist in the design and implementation of processes which contribute to grantmaking strategy.
- Review outcomes and indicators and collect and analyze this data for all relevant grants.
- Maintain expertise in areas relevant to the Focus Areas and policy reform efforts that impact these issues nationwide.
- Collaborate with Director, Evaluation and Learning and the larger Community Engagement division team to leverage institutional knowledge during the analysis and evaluation process.
- Collaborate with the Grantmaking team to address technical assistance needs of grantees.
- Ensure all funds are spent per the guidelines and responsibilities the Foundation.
- Promote collaboration and learning across Foundation grantees, as appropriate.
- Identify issues to convene stakeholders and, as appropriate, plan, coordinate and lead convenings, using these opportunities to engage the community.
- Support other SBF staff and work as a member of cross-functional teams to ensure effective and efficient internal collaboration. Attend staff meetings and functions.
- Conduct outreach to community partners and collaborators to enhance the Foundation’s knowledge of community issues.
- Serve as a liaison to community organizations, initiatives and collaborations as appropriate.
- Partner with the Communications Team on development of print and digital content in support of the focus area grant
- Serve as a resource to staff and the Foundation on North County matters, issues and perspectives.
- Provide oversight to North County Office Headquarters.
- Manage the North County Office Coordinator, including, coaching, training, timecard and review oversight and completion.
- Stay in close communication with Operations Manager regarding North County facilities and events especially as they relate to the North County Office Coordinator.
- Keep Outlook calendar updated as per SBF standard.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Five years of relevant experience in similar roles.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Emotionally intelligent with the ability to communicate and collaborate with a diverse range of populations.
- A good listener and team-player.
- Demonstrated people management experience.
- Gain the trust of others in the organization and community.
- Quickly shift gears when organizational priorities shift.
- Respond constructively to problems, challenges and difficult situations.
- Evaluate programs and use data to support organizational decision making.
- Manage multiple projects and competing priorities.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, especially Outlook.
- Proficiency in various computer applications and the ability to learn new programs quickly.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- General office environment, maybe in open office area or shared office space.
- Dogs (pets) intermittently on the premises, weekly. See our Pet Policy for more information.
- Significant telephone and computer work (repetitive movement – typing).
- Some driving travel within the county and occasional travel outside of the county (via car or plane).
- Frequent sitting, standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending and occasional lifting/pushing of light to heavy loads (10lbs. to more than 50 lbs.)
At SBF, we value wellness and offer a very generous benefits package, including: up to 15 days of PTO in the first year of employment, sick time, 401K with 4% matching in the first year and an additional 6% of profit sharing after one year anniversary, fully paid medical and ancillary benefits, massages and more!
All applicants are required to submit an employment application, a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
No calls, please.