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Perspective Fund Associate

Company: Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Location: New York
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY---- Wellspring Philanthropic Fund seeks an Associate to join the Perspective Fund (PF) team. The PF Associate will have demonstrated experience in impact--and outreach campaigns for--documentaries and will report to the Senior Program Officer of Special Initiatives. The PF Associate will support strategic planning, grantmaking, portfolio management and implementation of PF strategy.---- -- Perspective Fund--provides grant support to independently-produced documentary films that highlight social justice and human rights and align with our priority areas. Through our--grantmaking, we--seek to support--documentaries that raise awareness, connect people, inspire action, and create impact around human rights and social justice.---- -- The PF Associate--will coordinate a limited number of direct film grantee--relationships, under the guidance of the Senior Program Officer and co-founders, and--will--provide programmatic, research and administrative support for the team of three working.---- -- -- KEY RESPONSIBILITIES---- Program/Impact--and Outreach Campaigns for--Documentaries---- ---------------- Provide feedback on film cuts/works in progress/audience engagement strategies,--impact campaigns--and performing due diligence throughout the grant period.-------------------- Collaborate with PF--staff to curate, plan and produce events and grantee/field convenings; represent--PF--at film festivals and events.-------------------- In consultation with Senior Program Officer, the PF Associate will prepare internal grant recommendations and reports on PF--strategy progress, impact and plan adjustments.--------------------- Organize and engage in convenings, partnerships, co-funding, and other strategies with peer funders to promote a common grantmaking agenda to advance--PF--strategy--and--field learning.------------------ Collaborate--broadly and communicate with internal teams; capture and share knowledge of the PF's learning and impact; and participate in learning and evaluation activities to guide the evolution of PF.-------------------- Advise grantees on key impact and outreach campaigns and connect grantees with opportunities, resources, and other actors in the field.------------------ Under the guidance of the co-founders and Senior Program Officer, and in collaboration with the rest of the PF--team,--develop, refine, and implement grantmaking priorities and strategic approaches around film as--a tool--for social change.-------------------- Monitor developments in the field to identify emerging needs, gaps, and opportunities in alignment with approved program strategy and how to best respond.------------------ Educate--donors, other--staff members, and public audiences on issues related to documentary and media for social change.-------------------- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.-- -- Grants Management-- ---------------- Participate in all aspects of grantmaking, including initial screening of potential grantees, analyzing background information; soliciting and developing funding proposals; preparing grant recommendations; serving as focal point on select grantee relationships;--conducting site visits.-------------------- Build relationships with current and potential grantees. Maintain regular contact with grantees about programming.------------------ Liaise with grantee organizations on issues related to the grants process, due diligence requests, reporting and other data gathering for the portfolio.------------------ Conduct research related to field developments, opportunities related to grantmaking, and other topics requested by team.-------------------- Assist the Senior Program Officer--with drafting of summaries and analysis of grant proposals.------------------ Assist the team with tracking grantee work and outcomes, including reviewing grant reports, participating in meetings with grantees, and reading and tracking news and research.-------------------- Track and--maintain grantee progress for reporting and communications.-- -- Research, Communications and--Administrative---- ---------------- Research and prepare educational materials and other information including presentation slides, newsletters and annual report.------------------ Participate in team presentations as needed.------------------ Assist team with planning and coordinating meetings, travel, workshops and convenings; make logistical arrangements as needed; manage consultant contracts.-------------------- Support strategic planning, reflection and learning processes, including through research, analysis, preparation of materials, and note taking.-------------------- Participate with other staff on internal Wellspring committees and working groups as needed.-------------------- Supervise consultants for specific projects as needed.------------------ Other duties as needed.----T Jobs.Category: Marketing & Biz Dev, Keywords: Strategic Planning Specialist

Keywords: Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, New York , Perspective Fund Associate, Other , New York, New York

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