Democracy Fund invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. We work on things that make democracy work better.
At the heart of our vision for the future are three core commitments: fostering more effective governance in the United States, modernizing our election and campaign finance systems, and strengthening our media and the public square to help people understand and participate in the democratic process. To date, we have committed more than $150 million in support of a healthy democracy.
Out of deep respect for the U.S. Constitution and our nation’s core democratic values, eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar founded Democracy Fund. Incubated inside Omidyar Network, the Democracy Fund launched as an independent foundation in 2014 and is based in Washington D.C.
Democracy Fund is seeking an Associate Director of Grants Management to lead our Grants Management team, including overseeing the administration of more than $40M in grants each year, improving all aspects of the grants process, and providing support and trainings to program staff on best practices in philanthropy.
As Democracy Fund continues to grow, we are looking for a passionate grants management expert who will balance the standardization needed for our grantmaking processes to operate efficiently and equitably at scale, with the flexibility to meet the individual needs of our program teams.
The Associate Director of Grants Management will also support the grantmaking activities of Democracy Fund Voice, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. The Associate Director will manage two high performing Grants Associates and will report to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Grants & Finance.
The ideal candidate is a strategic leader with prior management experience and database systems experience, and brings an expertise of the intricacies of funding work in the advocacy and public policy space.
As part of a growing organization that strives to meet the needs of an ever-changing landscape, the successful candidate will bring experience improving grantmaking systems and processes to meet future growth and will thrive leading change management efforts. Further, they will bring a record of working collaboratively across teams to ensure that Democracy Fund continues to prioritize the user experience of our grantees, partners, and colleagues and maintain the team’s ethos of “getting to yes” in all that we do.
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