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Grants Manager

The Century Foundation (TCF)—a think tank promoting progressive ideas and innovative practical solutions that advance opportunity, equality, and security—seeks a proven, successful, hands-on Grants Manager who will assist the development team with our institutional giving efforts during this period of exciting growth. TCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funded by revenue from our endowment, grants, and contributions from foundations, individuals, and other partners. TCF is celebrating our centennial in 2019 with initiatives and events that will position us for our next 100 years.

Job Overview

Located in our New York City office, the Grants Manager is responsible for working with TCF’s development team on our overall institutional giving for TCF. Primarily reporting to TCF’s Director of Development, the Grants Manager will be responsible for the smooth running of the organization’s grants management/reporting activities and will work closely with the Director of Development, finance team, administrative team, editorial, and TCF Fellows to implement key aspects of grant application and management, grant reporting data and files, and research on funders, along with coordination of the participatory grant seeking process. Specifically, the Grants Manager will work under the Director of Development to facilitate efficient grant management processes, maintain accurate funder–partner files. They will bring energy, vision, and creativity to further TCF’s record of innovation and achievement.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director of Development with all grant management activities, including, reviewing and writing proposals, keeping all grant documents organized and filed in both TCF’s project management system (Asana), DonorPerfect, and development folders
  • Manage a comprehensive calendar of past, current, and upcoming proposals and reports
  • Assist with grant proposal submissions; conduct prospect research to identify new funding opportunities for the organization
  • Keep a track of all active grants on the grants calendar and development calendar and maintain a portfolio of over eighty prospects with the Director of Development
  • Implement grant-seeking work plans to ensure policy teams are on track to meet deadlines
  • Complete due diligence review of grant applications, identifying compliance issues for the team
  • Work with the finance team to reconcile all funds received on a monthly basis, or as a grant is received, with the paperwork scanned and filed
  • Implement a grant expense authorization process, in coordination with the finance team to ensure timely grant expenditures
  • Provide Director of Development with regular progress reports and updates on grants, including prospective grants
  • Organizing all grant agreements in project management system (Asana) and our shared files and in the donor base
  • Working with Director of Development on the financial and budget related questions, as per grant agreements
  • Research, prepare, and maintain a prospecting portfolio, with eligibility requirements and priority level
  • Coordinate with development team and finance team on the preparation and review of financial reports, and revisions of approved grant budgets as necessary
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for grant fundraising targets and current status for submissions to Director of Development
  • Assist with organizing meetings and distributing agendas and related materials
  • Other duties, as required

Qualifications

  • BA or equivalent required; 2–3 years of work experience in grant writing and management
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written, organizational and communication skills
  • Keen attention to detail, and a quick learner
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite is a must; experience with a project management system is a plus
  • Ability to think and work quickly and efficiently, and communicate effectively with teams
  • Solid ethics and an ability to use discretion with sensitive material
  • Willingness to be flexible and open-minded, and be a highly engaged team player
  • A sense of humor, balanced with a sincere interest in the mission

About TCF:

Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, TCF is a think tank that pursues our mission by conducting timely, nonpartisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

TCF is at the forefront of positive change in some of the most critical areas of domestic and foreign policy including pursuing fairness and opportunity in education; protecting workers and further strengthening the social safety net; encouraging democracy and ensuring personal rights in the tech age; and promoting stability and prosperity abroad.

Based in New York, with an office in Washington, D.C., our fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, and share an abiding commitment to the power of ideas.

Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, résumé and three writing samples to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No inquiries by third-party vendors and no phone calls please.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.


2020 Summer Scholars Program

New York, NY

The Century Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Scholars Program. You must apply by February 14, 2020 to be considered. We review applications on a rolling basis, but make no decisions until after all applications have been reviewed.

Please visit tcfinstitute.org to apply.


Higher Education Policy and Communications Intern

The Century Foundation (TCF)—a think tank promoting progressive ideas and innovative, practical solutions that advance opportunity, equality, and security—seeks a full-time (40 hours/week for 10 weeks), paid summer intern who will assist the Washington, D.C.–based higher education team.

Job Overview

Located in our Washington, D.C. office, the intern is responsible for working with TCF’s higher education team, while coordinating closely with the New York–based communications team. The intern will be responsible for work on state-based higher education affordability projects, including drafting content, engaging in outreach, and maintaining systems to maximize the reach of our public policy impact.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the higher education team with tracking state legislative and regulatory proposals.
  • Draft rapid response content applying policy research to moving public policy proposals.
  • Build and maintain outreach lists of partners and policy staffers.
  • Draft press releases, press pitches, social media posts, and other communications and outreach content.
  • Assist with organizing meetings and distributing agendas and related materials.
  • Other duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • BA or equivalent and 1–3 years of work experience in communications required. Ideal candidate would be a current graduate-level student.
  • Experience in public policy a plus.
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail, and a quick learner.
  • Ability to think and work quickly and efficiently, and communicate effectively across teams.
  • Willingness to be flexible and open-minded, and be a highly engaged team player.
  • A sense of humor, balanced with a sincere interest in the mission.

About TCF:

Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, TCF is an independent think tank that pursues our mission by conducting timely, nonpartisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.
TCF is at the forefront of positive change in some of the most critical areas of domestic and foreign policy including pursuing fairness and opportunity in education; protecting workers and further strengthening the social safety net; encouraging democracy and ensuring personal rights in the tech age; and promoting stability and prosperity abroad.
Based in New York, with an office in Washington, D.C., our fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, and share an abiding commitment to the power of ideas.

Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, résumé and three writing samples to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No inquiries by third-party vendors and no phone calls please.
The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities. .


Executive Assistant

The Century Foundation (TCF)—a think tank promoting progressive ideas and innovative practical solutions that advance opportunity, equality, and security—seeks an Executive Assistant based in our New York City office.

Reporting to TCF’s President, the Executive Assistant will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and other senior team leaders.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing administrative support for the President
  • Facilitate board meetings and board related events as requested by the President/COO/leadership staff including material prep, room setup, and catering
  • Taking a proactive role in helping the President in preparation of events and activities to ensure the President has adequate materials
  • Communicating with the board for meeting and travel arrangements and drafting board meeting notes
  • Assisting in the set-up for TCF activities when requested for TCF events
  • Collecting contract information, preparing standard agreement letters, and updating Asana and other files on shared drive
  • Resolving administrative challenges
  • Posting new job opportunities to websites
  • Undertaking special projects for the President
  • Providing administrative support for other departments as directed by the President
  • Greeting visitors to the office

Required Qualifications:

  • Willingness to learn and be involved with/assist high-level decision makers at progressive policy think tank
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized, able to manage priorities and meet deadlines
  • General office skills (email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google docs), database management experience
  • Strong Internet research skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexible, collaborative, supportive, and proactive

About TCF:

The Century Foundation is a 100-year old progressive, independent think tank that conducts timely research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. We fight for economic, racial, and gender equity in education, health care, and the future of work, and beyond our borders we promote U.S. foreign policy toward a more peaceful, better governed Middle East.

Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No inquiries by third-party vendors and no phone calls please.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds (Arabic or Spanish speakers are welcome). Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.


Higher Education Research Intern

Berkeley, CA

The Century Foundation (TCF)—a think tank promoting progressive ideas and innovative, practical solutions that advance opportunity, equality, and security—seeks a part-time (12 hours/week), paid intern for approximately 10 weeks who will work in a Berkeley, CA office.

Job Overview

Located in our Berkeley, CA. office, the intern will work on higher-education policy issues. The intern will assist with research into the online marketing practices of colleges, student loan companies and related businesses and other duties as required. Qualifications include familiarity with social media platforms and interest in advertising and consumer protection. Writing and spreadsheet skills are important. Knowledge of programming and databases would be helpful. Successful candidates will demonstrate curiosity and initiative.

About TCF:

Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, TCF is an independent think tank that pursues our mission by conducting timely, nonpartisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

TCF is at the forefront of positive change in some of the most critical areas of domestic and foreign policy including pursuing fairness and opportunity in education; protecting workers and further strengthening the social safety net; encouraging democracy and ensuring personal rights in the tech age; and promoting stability and prosperity abroad.

Based in New York, with an office in Washington, D.C., our fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, and share an abiding commitment to the power of ideas.

Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, résumé and three examples of writing or analysis to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No inquiries by third-party vendors and no phone calls please.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ people, people of color, and people with disabilities.


Economic Policy Intern, DC

The Century Foundation (TCF)—a think tank promoting progressive ideas and innovative practical solutions that advance opportunity, equality, and security—seeks a part-time (up to 20 hours per week in the spring, and 30 hours per week during the summer break) Economic Policy Intern to be based in TCF’s Washington, DC office. The Economic Policy Internship is a paid position (starting at $17/hour).

Position Description Summary:

The part-time Economic Policy Intern is responsible for supporting the research and communications needs of TCF’s Senior Economic Fellow and the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative.

Representative Core Responsibilities:

  • Research assistance related to child poverty, economic prosperity and inequality the future of work and manufacturing.
  • Track the latest development in child poverty and poverty policy, summarize them for TCF Senior Fellows and develop a list of articles and leading sources.
  • Compile research into spreadsheets, charts, graphs and memos.
  • Assistance with finalizing research reports, commentaries and other written products, including checking references, formatting, etc.
  • Develop an invitation list and promote our June 2020 Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative conference on child poverty.
  • Assist with logistics and planning of the June 2020 conference
  • Help with social media promotion, including drafting tweets and language for Facebook posts.
  • Participate in meetings and events as appropriate.
  • Assist in researching potential partnership and funding opportunities
  • Maintain relevant contact lists.

Administrative tasks:

  • Copy materials.
  • Register guests for Economic Policy events.
  • Help with personalized outreach.
  • Schedule large meetings (4 plus people).
  • Manage scheduling for DC Senior Economic Fellow
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong attention to detail, highly organized, able to manage priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with spreadsheets, data calculations, and key data sets.
  • Knowledge of key search tools for accessing legislation at the federal and state levels, as well as federal laws and regulations.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, supportive, and proactive.
  • Ability to work a consistent part-time schedule of up to 20 hours per week, and up to 30 hours per week from May 18-July 31.
  • Graduate students in public policy/administration, social work/sociology, political science or economics preferred.

About TCF:

The Century Foundation is a progressive public policy think tank that seeks to foster opportunity, reduce inequality, and promote security at home and abroad. Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, the TCF pursues its mission by conducting timely, non-partisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better. The Rediscovering Government Initiative at TCF was started nearly ten years ago to research and pursue policy ideas that have been neglected in an era of lost faith in government.

TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Its fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, but share a commitment to the TCF’s abiding belief in the power of ideas.

Apply:

Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No inquiries by third-party vendors and no phone calls please.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ and non-gender conforming people, people of color, Spanish or Arabic speakers, and people with disabilities.