March 18, 2022

East Coast Partnership Coordinator

14/04/2022
  • Deadline: 14/04/2022
  • Location: U.S., Remote
  • Organization: UpTogether
  • Salary: 75000
Full Time

About Us:

FII-National (FII) UpTogether is a national organization of individuals across the country with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities who share a passion for social justice and racial equity. Our mission is to recognize, highlight and invest in the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of people in undervalued communities and partner with government and philanthropy to do the same.

After working with thousands of families since our founding in 2001, at UpTogether, we are certain people don’t live in poverty because they are lazy, uneducated, or mismanage money, as stereotypes would indicate. Instead, the poverty cycle, which disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx communities, can be traced to well-intentioned but inadequate governmental and charitable policies and practices that rely on a traditional top-down approach.

UpTogether’s Strengths Based Approach (SBA) includes:

1. Community: We center our work around the strengths and initiatives of people living in undervalued communities and promote the role social networks within these communities play in helping people accomplish their goals and achieve long-term socioeconomic mobility.
2. Capital: We invest in our members with unrestricted cash in recognition of the initiatives they are taking to improve their lives.
3. Choice: We trust that people in undervalued communities know what’s best and are capable of making decisions for themselves and their families.

UpTogether reveals and accelerates the initiative people are taking to improve their lives.

As a community, a movement and a platform, we use the power of information—compelling insights and personal success stories—to transform stereotypes, beliefs, practices and policies. Together with our members, we are championing a community-led movement to boost economic and social mobility in communities that have been undervalued and underinvested in for far too long.

At UpTogether, we work towards these values:

  • Community: We honor the strengths and initiatives of people living in undervalued communities and promote the role social networks within these communities play in helping people accomplish their goals and achieve long-term socioeconomic mobility.
  • Impact: We test and scale strategies for systems adoption of a strength-based approach to accelerate socioeconomic mobility for people living at or below the poverty line in the U.S.
  • Collaboration: We center the lived experiences of families in undervalued communities and engage the knowledge, experience, and perspectives of our board, partners, and staff to build and grow a strength-based approach to end poverty.
  • Racial Equity: We are committed to being an anti-racist organization, and we promote anti-racist policies that eliminate the racial wealth divide.
  • Leadership: We acknowledge that leadership is not based on a title and honor the many forms in which it appears. We celebrate leadership that embodies all of our organizational values, driving us to act against the dominating deficit-based approach to fighting poverty.
  • Choice: We trust that people living at or below the poverty line know what’s best and are capable of making decisions for themselves and their families.

The Position:

At UpTogether, we are shifting the way philanthropy and government invest in communities living with low incomes. We believe that to be able to realize our vision, we need to re-imagine and re-design how our systems work today and equip philanthropy and government to do the same.

The Partnerships and Revenue team’s role is to generate earned revenue and national growth capital, and to partner with philanthropy and government to adopt the practices of our strength-based approach. The East Coast Partnership Coordinator will play an integral role, alongside the East Coast Partnership Director and two East Coast Partnership Managers, to support the operations of the region and the cultivation of regional philanthropic and government partners. This position will report to the East Coast Partnership Managers.

You’d be a great match for this position if database management and innovation, relationship building, project management, and translating and tracking strategy into clear processes are some of your favorite things to do. You’re also a great match if you enjoy orienting people with financial power to the realities of systemic inequity and why people are poor in this country, and working independently in a team of people who are passionate and excited about our mission and value each member’s personal experience as it informs their work.

This is a 100% remote position so solid internet connection and functional work environment is required. We are also looking for candidates that reside in the North East.

Job Description:

The primary focus of the East Coast Partnership Coordinator will be to provide operational support to the East Coast region, including project administration, Salesforce administration, finance tracking, and grant coordination. Support on a special project of the East Coast region called the Trust and Invest Collaborative (TIC) will be a primary element of this role. TIC is a research study and approximately 50% of the work will focus on engaging participants in the study and ensuring well-coordinated communication with them.

Responsibilities:

  • Operational and administrative support to the East Coast team, including:
    • UpTogether Community Fund project administration.
    • Managing data and staying up to date on the latest iteration of each of our systems to ensure successful fund administration and spend down.
    • Tracking UpTogether Member payment information and developing and executing a clear system of follow-up to ensure successful payments.
    • Working with external partners to update them on the status of UpTogether Funds and member payment.
    • Maintaining data inSalesforce, our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, to help cultivate and steward donors, track UpTogether partner funds, and work with finance to maintain financial records.
    • Tracking and maintaining details on grant and other team deadlines and deliverables.
    • Scheduling and meeting management.
  • Administrative and organizational support for Trust and Invest Collaborative including:
    • Coordinating with multiple teams to send time sensitive monthly emails to participants;
    • Track participants who have not entered accurate payment information and develop and execute a clear system of follow-up to ensure they are paid;
    • Possible opportunity to facilitate budget reconciliation and fund transfers between our internal systems.
    • Communicate directly with a high volume of members for scheduling and meeting planning.

Qualifications, Attributes & Skills:

  • Familiarity, comfort, and excitement working on administrative activities (extreme attention to and joy working with ever shifting details), and ability to engage in team-level strategic planning.
  • Desire to engage in a learning-based, collaborative work environment.
  • Preference for prior experience with CRM databases.
  • Organizational and project management skills, and the ability to juggle and track multiple priorities and deadlines at once.
  • Familiarity and comfort working with data (numbers) and analytics (or the desire to learn these skills).
  • Great communication skills, responding to internal and occasionally external needs in a timely manner and listening, being thoughtful in your response, and setting clear expectations and boundaries.
  • Relevant work experience or proximity to fundraising, project management or administration, operations, community organizing or related area; experience working with philanthropy and government a plus.

Other Attributes:

  • Ability to thrive in a remote work environment; self-directed; proactively reaches out, responsive; comfortable in a virtual setting;
  • Demonstrated commitment to, or passion for, our mission; deep belief and trust in the innate capabilities of families with limited incomes and their communities; willingness to engage in conversations aimed at addressing erroneous stereotypes about people with limited incomes and people of color; and
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; familiarity with Salesforce and Google applications a plus.

Compensation:

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision, 401(k), and vacation. Salary range is $55,000–75,000.

Inclusion Statement:

We strive to create a community that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we support the efforts of others to build such communities. We encourage all qualified and interested persons to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

How to apply:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter via the link. Your cover letter should outline how your personal and/or work history will contribute to the mission of UpTogether. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.