Movement Grants Program Officer
Type of Job
Dec 28, 2021
About the job
- Reports To: Director of Research
- Hours: We have a preference for full-time applicants (40 hours/week), though we are open to part-time applicants (20 hours/week).
- Salary: $47,864
- Location: Remote
- Paid leave (vacations and holidays): 30 days per year
Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is seeking a detail-oriented and strategic individual to work with our research department to administer grants from our ACE Movement Grants program. The Movement Grants Program Officer will facilitate the grant process by reaching out to potential recipients, reviewing grant proposals, managing our decision-making process, educating our team on grantmaking best practices, and communicating with recipients. They will also track and report the progress of our previous grantees.
The ideal candidate for this role will have superior organizational skills, sound judgment, and operations experience, preferably in a grantmaking role. They will have excellent communication skills that will enable them to work with all departments of our organization. They will work with our research team to make grant decisions, our impact assessment staff to learn from past successes, our operations department to track financials and assure legal compliance, and our philanthropy and communications teams to communicate with donors and the public about our fund.
Key areas of responsibility
- Contribute to Movement Grants program strategy. ACE is continually learning new information and actively considering the strategy that informs all of our activities, including our relatively new Movement Grants program, which was started in late 2018. The goals of our fund may evolve over time, and we hope that the Program Officer can help guide its evolution.
- Work cooperatively with our team and external organizations. One of the most interesting aspects of our work at ACE is the opportunity to discuss strategies with various animal advocacy groups and learn from individual advocates from all over the world. You will regularly engage with the advocacy community and academics to guide them through the grant application process, provide feedback on their applications, and follow up with them about their progress.
- Facilitate our grant process. You will help to plan, schedule, and implement our grant process.
- Research topics relevant to grantmaking decisions. During months when we are not actively engaged in the grant process, you will be working on related research projects to improve the impact of Movement Grants in future rounds.
- Communicate about the Movement Grants program. You will hone your writing skills by drafting content for our website and other public-facing materials, and you will engage with external stakeholders such as donors or peers in our field.
- Manage fellows or other researchers. You may be asked to manage a research fellow or junior staff member, depending on respective levels of experience.
- Grant decisions. You will facilitate our grantmaking decisions and write up the grants we award. Example content: our Spring 2019 grants announcement.
- Learn from advocacy research and past grants. You will stay up-to-date on the findings of animal advocacy research and draw conclusions from the reports of our past recipients, which can then be applied to future grant decisions.
- Related research and writing. You will research topics relevant to animal advocacy and the Movement Grants program and write about your findings for our website or blog. Example topic: the allocation of resources in the animal advocacy movement.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience
- Commitment to ACE’s mission, which is to find and promote the most effective ways to help the largest number of animals
- Familiarity with the fields of animal advocacy and effective altruism
- Superior project management skills
- Ability to prioritize and maintain close communication with multiple stakeholders simultaneously
- Openness to topics and efforts that are outside of mainstream animal advocacy movement
- High degree of professionalism, including discretion in handling confidential information
- Ability to work independently and collaborate with many different parties
- Strong ability to lead decision-making meetings and mediate disagreements
- Strong attention to detail, with a commitment to high-quality work
- Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
- Highly self-motivated and proactive
- Master’s degree in relevant field
- Three years of related professional experience
- Strong knowledge of grantmaking best practices
- Demonstrated abilities in strategic thinking
- Skills in spreadsheet software such as Excel
- Familiarity with Salesforce
- Demonstrated ability to manage time while working remotely
Commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities
Animal Charity Evaluators provides equal employment opportunities and highly values diversity. As such, we are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission and make an impact. We offer a mission- and employee-focused virtual work environment and a competitive compensation package.
We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons living with disabilities, and people of various socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position.
Animal Charity Evaluators is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, creed or religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, body size, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, family status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), ancestry, place of origin, social condition, political belief or activity, conviction of an offense for which a pardon has been granted or in which a record suspension has been ordered, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
All applications will be processed in strict confidentiality. ACE thanks all candidates for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
About Animal Charity Evaluators
Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in the United States dedicated to finding and promoting the most effective ways to help animals. ACE aids compassionate donors, professionals, and volunteers in making informed decisions about how to help animals as effectively as possible. We strive to identify ways to alleviate suffering and improve the lives of animals on a wide scale, while continuously updating our recommendations based on new evidence. We oppose all systems of oppression and recognize that they are connected and mutually reinforcing.