Assistant Director, Grants & Administration

EYElliance
  • Location
    Remote, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 03

Position description

EYElliance accelerates equitable access to eyeglasses for the one billion people who need them. We are working to create a world where children and adults in low- and middle-income countries can obtain high quality glasses where they live and learn. Without clear vision, children and adults are excluded from a world of educational and economic opportunities. Creating routine, reliable access to eyeglasses through the public and private sector will result in over $410 billion ppp restored to the global economy annually due to increased productivity in the working poor. EYElliance is driven by the solvability of this problem –we know that proven models already exist so we focus on engaging an ecosystem to scale these models. We orchestrate systems-level change by applying four global and national strategies: government delivery, sustainable financing, catalytic partnerships, and institutional advocacy. We are in active dialogue or collaborating with the World Bank, the WHO, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Global Partnership for Education, and the Development Finance Corporation. EYElliance’s work has been recognized in FSG’s “Seizing Opportunity” report, Bridgespan’s article, “How Philanthropy Can Support Systems-Change Leaders” and the Skoll Foundation’s, “Unpacking EYElliance’s Role as a Systems Orchestrator” series.

The Opportunity
Working closely with the Co-Founder and CEO, the Assistant Director will ensure timely and accurate grant writing, reporting and data as well as detailed project and process management regarding  all fundraising activities.

The successful candidate will have outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a drive to proactively support the execution of the organization’s development work.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

·      Ensure effective processing and monitoring of all grants and utilization of grants management database;

·      Prepare reports, analyses, presentations, and other documents that support decision-making and tracking of progress;

·      Create meeting, reporting templates, and grant letters for use;

·      Assist CEO with research and analysis of potential funding initiatives and projects;

·      Primarily responsible for all written materials, high quality and on time including proposals, reports, and communications with prospective and existing donors.

·      Brief documents, including 1-3 pagers, LOIs, and follow up letters to potential supporters;

·      Maintaining a funding pipeline document and manage the process involved with moving prospects into the pipeline;

·      All organizational collateral, including creating, maintaining, and customizing as needed;

·      Manage the grants calendar, ensuring timely submissions of proposals and reports;

Candidate Profile
The right candidate has sufficient experience on a fundraising team to understand the lay of the land but is motivated by finding new ways to tell an organization’s story.  If you are tired of following strict formats for proposal writing, then this is the role for you. We are looking for someone who is energized by translating complicated ideas and work into compelling and easily understood narratives.

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

·      Demonstrates care and respect toward coworkers, outside partners, members of the public, donors, and others with whom this role interacts;

·      Outstanding organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects with excellence and strong attention to detail;

·      Appreciation for and commitment to the EYElliance mission;

·      Proactive work style, self-motivated;

·      Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with the team and external partners;

·      Engaging writer who can work quickly and is able to tailor their approach according to the audience;

·      Experience developing proposals for both restricted and unrestricted funding sources;

·      Experience tracking and reporting on multiple metric requirements and restricted funding;

·      Maturity and flexibility to roll with the unpredictable rhythm of startups;

·      Outstanding judgment about when to proceed independently and when to ask for direction;

·      Ability to work independently most of the time, with the flexibility to switch gears quickly to a more closely engaged approach as needed;

·      Experience working in a small office (3-4 people) and/or independent consulting, and will flourish working solo at times as the CEO and small team travel extensively;

Compensation & Benefits
The salary range for this position is $90,000-100,00 and is offered alongside a competitive benefits package. This position will report to the CEO who is based in New York, NY. This is a remote role, with a strong preference for someone to work East Coast hours.

Application instructions

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