Chief Fiscal Sponsored Program Officer

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Chief Fiscal Sponsored Program Officer

About Movement Strategy Center (MSC)

Founded in 2001, Movement Strategy Center over the last two decades has been a social and environmental justice incubator, serving as a movement hub both housing visionaries and emergent networks, and providing core intermediary functions to advance ecosystem-wide impact: resourcing a robust and maturing ecosystem of leaders, networks, and projects, and offering core infrastructure support, which we refer to as our Movement infrastructure Innovation Center and is the engine of our fiscal sponsorship and philanthropic program services.

MSC is seeking an experienced, visionary, and highly practical leader for its Fiscal Sponsorship Program that relishes in timely problem resolution. This leader must be adaptable, have excellent time-management skills, be open-minded and grounded in values of respect and collaboration, and possess the prerequisite skills contained herein.

Position Overview

The Chief Fiscal Sponsored Program Officer (CPO) is responsible for leading and expanding the fiscal sponsorship program of the Movement Infrastructure Innovation Center (MIIC) at Movement Strategy Center (MSC). The CPO is a member of the MSC Senior Leadership Team and reports to the Executive Director. Our fiscal sponsorship program is uniquely designed to support transformational movement building and is home to visionaries, leaders, social entrepreneurs, collaboratives, initiatives, and networks. Our innovative movement infrastructure operationalizes BIPOC and women-centered and led projects, local and national organizing, and community-based strategies and solutions. Our goal is to empower and support our fiscally sponsored partners’ financial and operational knowledge in the service of expanding their mission’s impact and role in systemic change while supporting their connection to others in our ecosystem.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the CPO will co-design cross-functional strategic initiatives that ensure the seamless delivery, quality, and evaluation of fiscal sponsorship services. Recruit, inspire and manage teams, and effectively develop, document, and communicate process and procedural upgrades. Leading with an innovation lens, this position, along with other members of Senior Leadership, will guide MSC‘s strategic growth towards radical connections with partners in the MSC ecosystem, MSC’s long-term financial sustainability, the organization’s strong strategic positioning, and excellence in service delivery.

Specifically, the Chief Fiscal Sponsored Program Officer will:


The CPO will develop and lead on the design and implementation of the fiscal sponsor program with a strong focus on proactive support and capacity building in financial/grants management, human resources management, risk management, and peer-support learning. The CPO will manage the FSP facing team and program with a breadth of capacity-building workshops, training, clinics, and network convenings, in order to leverage the collective power of our FSP network. This role works interdepartmentally to establish key performance indicators, metrics, and data collection to ensure learning and continuous improvement for both the internal (MSC operations) related to FSP’s and external teams (FSPs) related to FSP’s. The CPO will develop and maintain a peer learning community with other capacity builders to integrate learning and improve the quality and effectiveness of the MIIC program.


The CPO contributes to the strategic direction of the organization's communications and revenue-generating operations across a range of funding partners, leaders, strategic partners, and external stakeholders. In alignment with Executive Leadership, the CPO will execute revenue-generating strategies to mitigate risks and build on emerging strategic business opportunities that strengthen MSC and our fiscal sponsor projects, such as referring funding opportunities. The CPO ensures that the MIIC fiscal sponsor program works interdepartmentally within MSC to support mission impact and strategic, financial, and operational goals for the organization and our FSP projects.

Core Responsibilities

Program Design & Development (40%)

● Ensures open, proactive, and consistent communication with our fiscal sponsor program partners and service users

●Design with users & management ae menu of services and standards of FSP engagement

● Lead the development of intake/exit processes for FSPs in partnership with operations teams

● Lead MIIC programming for capacity building and network-expansive fiscal sponsorship

● Manage the fiscal sponsorship budget and FSP budgeting process Communications, Network & External Partnerships (30%)

● Lead MIIC and FSP communications in partnership with MSC’s Advancement and Communications Team

● Oversee the planning and execution of program events and network development

● Provide broad and high-level awareness of FSPs’ performance, visions and strategic impact

● Represent MSC in the field of fiscal sponsorship, nonprofit and grassroot movement intermediaries

● Inform program strategy, direction, and new opportunities

● Cultivate and maintain relationships with organizational partners, field experts and consultants

● Represent the MIIC’s work to key stakeholders, networks, and general public

Data, Education & Culture (30%)

● Establish key performance indicators, metrics and data collection for evaluation of both the MIIC and FSPs

● Direct MIIC programming for FSPs including clinics, trainings, workshops and network convenings

● Facilitate a MSC culture of innovation, agility, relational, design and systems thinking

● Lead cross-departmental practices of collaboration in strategies, structures and processes

● Engage in peer learning communities with other capacity builders in partnership with MSC.

Supervisory Responsibility

The Chief Fiscal Sponsored Programs Officer supervises the fiscal sponsorship team members, who reside and work from different time zones, namely Pacific Standard and Eastern Standard Times.

Expected hours of work

Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame, and will be decided in consultation with the supervisor.


Occasional domestic travel may be required for meetings and conferences.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

● Bachelor's degree in nonprofit management or related field of study, or equivalent work experience in programs administration.

● Minimum of 7 years nonprofit experience leading operations, fiscal, communications, development and/or strategy for organizations with annual budgets of $250K and larger

● Experience in leading and cultivating teams, managing conflicts, motivating staff, and working in teams

● Proven experience in successfully managing multiple tasks and priorities

● Strong time management skills

● Experience in managing change processes and staffing transitions

● Strong skills in finance, operations, and compliance preferably within fiscal sponsorship

● Ability to build upon and improve processes and procedures

● Able to build and lead cross-functional and diverse teams to achieve complex, long term goals, while managing ambiguity and ensuring short term needs

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written

● Computer skills: Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Xero.Com, Bill.Com, to name a few

● Deeply grounded in the values of racial, economic, political, climate, social, and gender justice, preferably with the lived experience of navigating oppressive systems

Position Type and Compensation

● 100% FTE, exempt position

● MSC’s 100% FTE benefits package includes

● 20 days vacation leave per year

● 12 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year

● 12 sick days per year

● 1 week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service; an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks

● Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period and a per paycheck employee contribution)

● 100% employer-sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage

● Access to a 403b retirement plan

● Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits

● Annual gross range is $115,000 to $130,000 (@100%FTE)

Movement Strategy Center is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Chief Fiscal Sponsored Program Officer

About Movement Strategy Center (MSC)

Founded in 2001, Movement Strategy Center over the last two decades has been a social and environmental justice incubator, serving as a movement hub both housing…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
USD $115,000 - USD $130,000
/ year


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
436 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Suite 425

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