Job Title: Environmental Grants Programs Manager
Reports to: Lisa Myers, Senior Manager of Environmental Grants
Location: Ventura, CA
This role is responsible for the strategic development, research, implementation and execution of Patagonia’s environmental proactive funding programs. They are responsible for facilitating all related granting responsibilities from the RFP process through reporting.
Essential Job Functions:
- Aligns our proactive grant making initiatives with enviro department annual and long-term strategies.
- Evaluates priority funding initiatives, assesses internal and external expertise and creates specific funding strategies for each.
- Manages all pro-active funding initiatives, engaging key stakeholders throughout the process.
- Assists with the development and growth of impact-driven, long-term grant making strategies like multi-year grants.
- Responsible for outreach to potential grantees, initiating and managing the requests through our grants database platform, communication of grant making decisions, facilitating grant payments and the tracking of all reports.
- Conducts research and advises on special grant making requests that come in through the department grants and from the executive leadership team.
- Tracks high priority funding initiatives over time to assess outcomes.
- Develops, fosters and strengthens relationships with grantees though regular communication, events/conferences and occasional site visits.
- Responsible for tracking and providing reports on respective grants programs to help our team evaluate success of our proactive grant making initiatives.
- Network with other corporate and foundation grant makers in an effort to stay connected to environmental field.
- Assists with the planning and execution of the Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference.
- Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
- Ability to look at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
- Ability to maintain a composed and professional demeanor within a flexible and (at times noisy) work environment.
- Must be able to travel domestically and internationally utilizing various transportation methods.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- College Degree in a related field required.
- Minimum 5-8 years’ philanthropic foundation experience in the environmental movement.
- Working knowledge of global environmental issues and understanding of the political process.
- Leadership experience in project management
- Excellent writing skills.
- Public speaking and/or public relations skills.
- Excels in a team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
- Demonstrated ability to handle controversial issues with comfort, subtlety and finesse.
- Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility
- Proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Windows, and Excel. Experience with grants management software helpful.
Employee Conduct: It is the responsibility of every employee to contribute to a positive work environment through cooperative and professional interactions with co-workers, customers and vendors.