Grant Coordinator

Fractured Atlas

Fractured Atlas is seeking an innovative expert in institutional fundraising for a unique full‐time Grants Coordinator role on our expanding Program team. We have nearly 75,000 artists in our membership nationwide who come to us daily for guidance, assistance, and support. This new mid-level position is the Program team’s go-to person for support in researching and reviewing grant proposals and LOIs for fiscally-sponsored projects. The Grants Coordinator collaborates across teams, interacts with members, and reports to the Associate Director of Program Operations.

The successful candidate will be a team player and an excellent problem solver with a track record of successful fundraising, have a talent for cultivating funder relationships, and support the teams in providing guidance to our fiscally-sponsored projects.

The successful candidate will be someone who thrives in Fractured Atlasʹs ʺwork hard, live wellʺ environment. Our organizational culture embraces people who:

  • Seek out challenging problems and relish opportunities to venture into unexplored territory.

  • Are entrepreneurial and comfortable with high‐risk, high‐impact efforts.

  • Are agile, creative problem solvers with an unsentimental focus on concrete results.

  • Invest their time in quality work and giving others their respect and support.

  • Additionally, at Fractured Atlas, we are committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression principles in all areas of our internal and external work. This commitment is grounded in our belief that change is possible, and that our work, and that of the artistic community more broadly, will grow stronger as oppression is eliminated. Learn more about what it’s like to work at Fractured Atlas by visiting work.fracturedatlas.org.

Responsibilities

Manage a comprehensive and evolving catalog of national and local grant funding opportunities;

Facilitate the timely, accurate, and thorough review of grant proposals and processes submitted by our fiscally-sponsored projects to institutional funders, including those involving multiple applicants, to ensure high probability of success;

Serve as the main point of contact for funders who need to speak with Fractured Atlas about our fiscal sponsorship program;

Create and update educational materials for external and internal use, present publicly as needed;

Liaise with External Relations and Finance teams to develop optimal answers to common questions about Fractured Atlas for proposals;

Other duties assigned as needed to support the team and our members.

Requirements

2-3 years experience in researching, writing, and soliciting grant funds for a nonprofit and/or experience as a program officer at a foundation or other grant-making institution; working knowledge of other forms of fundraising a plus;

Interest in the arts. It’s important to be able to relate to the needs and experiences of our members;

An ability to successfully interact with a wide range of personalities and communication styles;

Demonstrated ability to successfully move forward multiple, concurrent projects effectively, take direction, and delegate when necessary;

Strong desire to work as part of a fun, creative, and entrepreneurial team;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a meticulous attention to detail, and creative problem solving skills;

Strong organizational and leadership skills;

Experience with Microsoft Office, G-Suite, web-based software, and arts administration is preferred;

Self-motivated and hyper-organized with the ability to manage responsibilities independently.

LOCATION

This position can be 100% virtual (with travel about 3-4 times per year). The Fractured Atlas staff currently live and work in 11 different states, and you can live and work almost anywhere in the United States with a reliable internet connection. Because most of our staff is based on the East Coast, you must be available to attend meetings during a 10AM-6PM EST window.

How to Apply

To be considered for the position, please use the application portal to upload all the items below in one PDF-formatted file with your name as the filename. (Please address materials to Pallavi Sharma, Chief Program Officer.)

A substantive and original cover letter including your interest in the position and Fractured Atlas, including the date you are available to start.

A list of (3) professional references complete with phone number, email address, and explanation of the relationship. (References will not be contacted without your prior consent.)

A résumé no longer than (2) pages outlining your educational and professional experience.

Writing Prompt: Think about a grant application process that you’ve been involved with (at any stage, in any role). How would you enhance that process? In one page or less, please outline the steps, identify any specific areas where you think it could be improved, and describe how you’d make it better.

Incomplete submissions—including those failing to follow directions—will not be considered, nor will submissions sent via postal mail or fax. No calls or emails please.

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to review our websites www.fracturedatlas.org and work.fracturedatlas.org prior to submitting materials.

OUR COMMITMENT

Fractured Atlas is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. (Read more about our Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression commitment.) We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Posted on May 30