2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation

2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation

The Roddenberry Foundation (TRF) is seeking a Grants Coordinator to support its grantmaking operations and act as liaison between grantees and program and finance staff.

The ideal candidate for this role is resourceful, highly detailed, organized, self-directed, and empathetic. This role is for a go-getter who is excited to find ways to build up TRF’s operational “toolbox” so that its grantmaking can be more equitable and less burdensome to grantees.

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2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation

You know how to be creative in the midst of complex paperwork, and find ways to make a human connection – even as you create spreadsheets and review budgets. This candidate is committed to shifting the power imbalance in philanthropy and is excited to design solutions for grantees and changemakers in resource-limited environments.

TRF is committed to investing in the growth and development of this role as best fits the candidate’s passions and abilities. Professional development (such as continuing education, participation in professional organizations, etc.) opportunities are available.

2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation
2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation

Competencies, Skills, and Experience required for 2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation

We recognize that even good candidates for this role might not fulfill everything on our list, but here are the ideal competencies, skills, and experience we are seeking:

  • Ability to design, document, and implement effective workflow processes and procedures
  • Strong communicator with program and finance staff, grantees and applicants
  • Sound judgment with regards to budget and program issues
  • Proven abilities in analytical, database and reporting skills
  • Knowledge and application of best practices in grantmaking
  • Analytical capabilities with accounting procedures and processes for structuring grants so that they empower and give flexibility to grantees
  • Understanding of current IRS regulations related to foundations
  • International grantmaking experience and equivalency determination knowledge
  • Grants management database and customization experience
  • Experience in Majority World countries

Responsibilities of 2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation

This role would be responsible for the following:

  • Assures compliance with IRS and foundation-specific regulations for assigned grants
  • Creates grant files that meet legal, auditing and TRF requirements
  • Schedules reporting requirements and coordinates payments for new grants
  • Analyzes budget and expenditure reports, monitors program-related investments
  • Maintains multi-year payment schedules and monitors grant balances
  • Provides reports, responses to inquiries and grants histories as requested
  • Keeps grants management system current
  • Communicates externally with grantees and applicants
  • Communicates internally with program and finance staff
  • Participates in training and professional development
  • Undertakes special projects as assigned

POSITION DETAILS FOR 2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation

  • Hours: this is a full-time, salaried role with flexible hours
  • Benefits: health and dental, vision, unlimited PTO, professional development budget, cell phone reimbursement, 2% employer contribution to SIMPLE IRA  
  • Location: remote (even in non-pandemic times), but able to overlap with Pacific Time zone for meetings as needed
  • Compensation: $50,000-$60,000


Qualified applicants should complete this brief form, which will ask you for your contact details, resume/CV, why you believe you are uniquely suited for the role and, optionally, anything else you’d like to share. Please submit the form by Friday, May 12, but note that applications will be reviewed as they are received, so you are encouraged to submit as soon as possible.

People of color, immigrants, queer, women, transgender, non-binary folks are strongly encouraged to apply.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION ; 2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation

Named as one of the Most Innovative Nonprofits in 2018 by Fast Company, the Foundation takes a fiercely experimental and optimistic approach to ensure philanthropic solutions match the complexity and urgency of today’s global challenges. The Foundation supports great ideas and the people behind them through its Catalyst Fund, a small grants program for early-stage ideas; the +1 Global Fund, a network-based approach to mitigate the impact of COVID; the Roddenberry Fellowship; and the Roddenberry Prize, a biennial competition to crowd-source innovative solutions to global challenges.

We’re a small team that cares deeply about social change. We work hard and try not to take ourselves too seriously – we enjoy each other and the work. The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and deeply values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Apply here for 2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation

2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation
2023 Grants Coordinator at The Roddenberry Foundation

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