Program Description The ClimateWorks Finance program aims to catalyze financial and market changes that accelerate climate action. It works in partnership with the philanthropic community to pursue multi-grant transnational strategies that target specific outcomes in the capital markets and for public finance. The Finance program pursues these strategies through its own grantmaking and by convening and advising funders to foster collaboration and alignment. The program also incubates and supports nascent opportunities where finance is the lever of change.
The Grants Specialist will help ensure the effective delivery of the Finance Program’s strategic vision, with specific responsibility for a range of grants management functions and programmatic support tasks. The Grants Specialist will report to the Finance Program’s Director and work closely with its Associate Director. The position requires a detail-oriented, collaborative, and self-directed team member with strong project management skills. The Grants Specialist will serve as a liaison between the Finance program and ClimateWorks’ Grants & Contracts Administration department. The central responsibility of this role is managing the smooth processing and administration of grants and contracts and otherwise supporting the delivery of the Finance team’s programmatic strategy. The Grants Specialist will support the Finance Program and other programmatic areas as the programs team and its needs evolve.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Grants and Contracts Administration
- Processing and entering data related to grants, contracts, and organizational records using shared resources such as Fluxx, Google Drive, and Salesforce
- Reviewing supporting financial, organizational, and programmatic documents (e.g., organizational budgets) for grant submissions and working with grantees to resolve issues and ensure compliance guidelines are met
- Developing and tracking metrics for grants and contracts processing
- Coordinating grantee reporting – sending report reminders, reviewing and compiling reports, and tracking submission metrics
- Providing other grants and contracts-related assistance as needed in coordination with the Program Director and Associate Director
- Acting as first point of contact for internal/external inquiries regarding grant and contract processing, awards, and amendments
Project Management and Programmatic Support
- Supporting programmatic initiatives with project management and organizational support
- Providing general support including but not limited to drafting, editing, and formatting planning and programmatic materials, supporting the development of presentations, conducting relevant programmatic research, note-taking, and related tasks
- Bachelor's degree
- 2+ years of relevant professional experience
- Demonstrated project management competency is essential
- Experience with database management
- Highly organized and detail-oriented
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Well-developed interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to work across a complex globally networked organization
- Diplomacy, tact, and high standards of professional judgement
- Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities, and respond quickly to management requests
- Commitment to the mission and values of ClimateWorks
- Interest in and experience with the following:
- Environmental policy
- Climate change
- Finance and economics
- Experience working and/or living outside the United States
- Experience working with non-governmental organizations
- Organizational development experience
- Grants administration experience
Compensation and Location
This position will begin as a work-from-home position, which can be done remotely. Once the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, the position will be located in San Francisco, CA.
ClimateWorks offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary.
ClimateWorks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender/gender identity, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
To be considered, interested candidates must apply through the link below to submit a resume and cover letter. The position will remain open until filled.