Reporting to the Senior Director, Grant Strategy, the Grant Coordinator will support portfolio management for The Snider Foundation’s program area focused on limited government, free enterprise, and individual and economic liberty, in addition to coordinating the due diligence process across the Foundation’s three program areas: American Values, Community, and Jewish Culture and Survival. He or she will work closely with the in-house team and Board Members to support implementation of the Foundation’s vision and strategy through high quality research, analysis and reporting. We are seeking a fun-loving, mission-focused, energetic, collaborative, personable, thoughtful, self-starter to join our team in making a positive impact through philanthropy. The Grant Coordinator will be based in our Bryn Mawr, PA office, with occasional travel (less than 10%).
Key Responsibilities: Portfolio Support – American Values (50%)
- Working closely with the Senior Director, Grant Strategy, support a portfolio of existing grantees, with some direct relationship management with organizations.
- Conduct research regarding, and evaluation of, mission-aligned organizations according to priorities set by the Board of Directors and leadership team.
- Thoroughly review grant requests, reports, audited financials, 990s and other relevant materials provided by applicants.
- Prepare concise summary reports on all existing and prospective grantees based on established guidelines and assessment areas to present to the Board.
- Develop a knowledge and understanding of the issues impacting the American Values program area, including news and current events, and share relevant information with the Board and staff.
- Represent the Foundation at select events.
Grant Coordination (50%)
- Capture and track specific data about grantees for our donor database.
- Prepare grant statistics to help the Board understand and analyze giving patterns in the American Values program area.
- Coordinate the due diligence process across the Foundation’s three program areas in close coordination with the Foundation’s program directors and operations staff.
- Work closely with the in-house team and the Board of Directors to support decision-making for the Foundation’s annual grant cycle, preparing necessary documents and coordinating meetings.
- Carefully edit and proofread written materials.
- Identify and implement improvements to the Foundation’s grant-making processes.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- At least 2 years’ experience related to philanthropy, grant analysis or general due diligence preferred. We will also consider candidates with a background in public policy, law, program management, development, or other fields that relate to advancing American values.
- Knowledge of and passion for the principles of limited government, individual and economic liberty, and free and private enterprise. The ideal candidate will have an interest in Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism.
- Ability to analyze and summarize a significant amount of information in a concise manner for Board communications.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work closely in a supportive team environment.
- Good judgement and discretion.
- Humility and adaptability; willingness to embrace the Snider family members’ philanthropic goals and implement the vision.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with strong editing skills.
- Self-motivated, highly dependable, ability to work independently with attention to detail.
- Ability to remain calm under pressure, and manage multiple simultaneous inputs.
- Proficient with computer and office systems (particularly Excel), grants management software and other database management systems.
- Willingness to travel as needed (expected travel: 10%).
How to Apply: Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing:
- Your sincere interest in supporting philanthropy and grant-making as well as in advancing American values such as limited government, free enterprise, and individual and economic liberty, as well as your interest in supporting
- Your salary requirements
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to The Snider Foundation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.