Posted on 04 November 22 by Mary Jones
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kpCompanies is leading the search for the Program Associate, Local Initiatives and Opportunities. This position will be responsible for providing administrative, program, grant, and evaluation support for the Program Director and Program Officers for the Foundations work in their Local Initiatives and Opportunities program.
ABOUT MARGARET A. CARGILL PHILANTHROPIES
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is the umbrella over the grantmaking foundations created by the late Margaret Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation. MACP provides meaningful support through long-term relationships with strategic grantee partners across seven program domains: Environment, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Arts & Cultures, Teachers, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, and Legacy & Opportunity. The collective assets of MACP place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.
The two foundations have separate boards and investment portfolios but share a common mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.
To learn more, please visit MACPs Philosophy of Grantmaking.
The Local Initiatives and Opportunities program provides flexible, responsive funds for one-time support primarily to 1) local or regional organizations in Minnesota and 2) to a specific set of designated grantees that are aligned with MACPs core interests and program priorities. The Program Associate will support the local initiatives team with our administrative and systems needs in building out our grant portfolio and deepening organizational, institutional, and community relationships.
MACP is seeking candidates who share the organizations values and commitment to join our team as a full-time Program Associate, Local Initiatives and Opportunities.
We are looking for a .
Project Support. Effectively uses the company's systematic approach to planning, organizing, directing, supervising and accomplishing the goals of a project(s) requirements and activities to meet objectives. Includes balancing the task requirements within the constraints of schedules and budgets.
Attention to detail. Directs attention to the task at hand in order to avoid making mistakes. Prepares and carefully reviews figures, computations, reports, etc., to identify any errors or problems; ensures consistency and that information can be understood by all who read it. Shows concern for all aspects of the job no matter how small.
Program Administrator. Understands, supports, and adopts recommended process improvements with MACPS grantees.
Research Evaluator. Assist with research of potential grantees to ensure they meet MACPs criteria to receive one-time support for their initiatives that align with MACPs core interest and program priorities.
Relationship Builder. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with team members, internal partners, customers and others through the use of strong interpersonal skills. Obtains cooperation from others; seeks and encourages win-win alternatives. Works effectively with people outside formal authority to accomplish goals.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Grant Administration and Evaluation Support:
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Outstanding candidates for the role position will offer many of the qualities, skills, and characteristics listed here. We know that no candidate is likely to have every one of these qualities, so we encourage interest and applications from people who have the capacity to grow into the responsibilities listed and who bring transferable skills.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
MACP has identified a salary range of $67,000- $75,000 for this role. Actual starting salary of candidate will be commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position. MACP benefits are generous, please see total rewards at https://www.mac philanthropies.org/careers/
HOW TO APPLY
MACP has partnered with kpCompanies in this search. Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume (combine your files to make one upload), and salary expectations no later than 9:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, November 16, 2022. All submissions are received in strictest confidence.
You can apply by submitting your application online here: https://evoportalus.tracker-rms.com/kpCompanies/MyLite?id=1030
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AND ACCESSIBILITY
We know that engaging, building trust, and making a difference relies on the collective wisdom and strength of a truly diverse organization. With this in mind, we strongly welcome the interest of people who bring a variety of lived experiences, including people of color, all gender identities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and others who are excited to contribute their skills to our work. Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies is an equal opportunity employer, and we consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law. MACP is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.In December 2021, we formally adopted a DEIJ Vision Statement to guide our work; view it online here.
Rate / Salary
$67,000 - $75,000
Skills / Experience