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National Organizer for Infrastructure Development - Fiscal Sponsor Program Organizer

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Ideal Start Date: April 1st, 2021. Open until filled.


Location: SF Bay Area or Brooklyn NY 

(Other locations will also be considered, with priority in Philadelphia, Boston or Atlanta)


About The Right To The City Alliance (RTTC)

Right To The City Alliance (RTTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youth of color from our historic urban neighborhoods. We are a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations. Through shared principles and a common frame and theory of change, RTTC is building a national movement for racial justice, urban justice, human rights, and democracy.  

The RTTC organizational ecosystem has evolved into a tripartite governance structure with three interdependent bodies including RTTC, Homes For All (our trans-local campaign for land and housing justice), and RTTC Action (a 501c4 electoral formation growing the electoral power of the renter class).


Position Summary

RTTC serves as a fiscal sponsor for a mix of small and large social movement projects, most of which are active members of the Homes for All and Right to the City Networks. At current scale, RTTC houses 6-8 projects across the US, with a total FSP budget of $1.5-$2Million. The Fiscally Sponsored Projects (FSP) Organizer will join the Infrastructure Team to provide fiduciary oversight, financial management, and organizational development support to build the capacity of local organizing groups. This is an exciting position that will accelerate capacity of local groups and the national housing justice movement.


We are looking for someone to join our funky, visionary and solutions-oriented team of organizers to help grow our fiscal sponsorship program and build the powerful movement we need to win the right to the city and liberation for our people. Ideal candidates will be someone who is a multi-faceted, able to adapt to new conditions, believes deeply in self-determination and community power and who will bring fierce creativity, imagination and abundance to advance a bold and unapologetic vision of the world our communities need. This position will be supervised by the Senior Organizer for Infrastructure Development.


Job Responsibilities

The FSP Organizer will offer tailored support to each Fiscally Sponsored Project. Manage applications process, onboarding and training FSP’s. Build the capacity of each FSP to develop self-governance and organizational development trajectory. Coordinate with RTTC finance and HR to ensure compliance with FSP systems and policies. 


The FSP Organizer will be the lead coordinator of the FSP Team, composed of the Senior Organizer for Infrastructure Development, Director of Finance and Administration, National Organizer for Operations and Accounting Manager. 


  • FSP Training, Support and Capacity Development 
  • Conduct monthly check-ins and supervision meetings with each FSP liaison 
  • Provide ongoing support for each project on fiscal planning, expense management, HR planning, fundraising and self-governance. Offer guidance and coaching for FSP liaisons to manage their teams and systems.
  • Coordinate between RTTC teams to support FSPs (resource development, communications, and programs) and the needs of the fiscally sponsored projects, to provide the right mix for each FSP.
  1. Coordinate and lead training sessions for FSPs on finance, HR and organizational development.
  2. Develop long-range capacity plans with FSP’s 
  3. Support the build-out of electoral work via C4 Fiscal Sponsorship program, working with RTTC Action Fund National Organizer.


  • Administrative Systems 
  1. Manage the FSP program’s online platforms, processes and access controls. 
  2. Onboard new projects: Train/orient each FSP to RTTC platforms (Nextcloud, Google Drive, Divvy, EveryAction, BambooHR) 
  3. Ensure filekeeping protocols are maintained in coordination with FSP leads
  4. Coordinate the FSP Team to ensure smooth functioning of the program
  5. Ensure clear DOL, systems, communication etc. between members
  6. Support and promote political alignment, purpose and goals of the team
  7. Schedule Infrastructure Team reviews and cross-team internal meetings to review mix of services RTTC is providing and align with Program team strategies with the FSP’s


  • Finance and Compliance Oversight 
  1. Liaise with National Organizer for Operations to maintain FSP employee records, payroll, timesheets, benefits and compliance administration, etc.
  2. Coordinate with each FSP to create their budget and integrate into RTTC budget systems
  3. Review and distribute monthly financial reports - know the financial picture of each FSP and be able to talk about it with each.
  4. Summarize and report highlights to RTTC and flag any difficulties
  5. Review and update allocations in each FSP project budget regularly
  6. Collect all grant documents and update grant information per each FSP budget
  7. Update project financials in RTTC budget - twice per year or when large changes
  8. Liaise with Accounts team & Controller - quarterly review, annual reconciliation.
  9. Liaise with RTTC Resource Development team to support FSP fundraising plans
  10. Train FSP liaisons on using the RTTC expense systems, reading their financial statements, fiscal planning, budgeting and basic bookkeeping concepts. 
  11. Manage Divvy online expense payment system for FSPs
  12. Create budgets, issue cards. Ensure expenses are coded correctly
  13. Support with general upkeep, management and reporting of expenses via Divvy


  • Program Management and Policy Development 
  1. Participate in Fiscal Sponsorship networks such as Allied Media Project Fiscal Sponsor Gatherings and the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors annual convening
  2. Liaise with RTTC Legal Counsel and FSP related legal resources/representatives
  3. Maintain FSP policy handbooks and create a resource library for FSPs. Provide recommendations to improve FSP policies and procedures manual
  4. Participate in Team and staff meetings, annual planning process and other RTTC events. 
  5. Strategic design thinking around FSP program development; being able to identify gaps, initiate interventions, perform landscape assessments etc. 


Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Support the mission, vision and goals of the Right To The City Alliance

  • 3+ years as a non-profit finance manager or HR administrator, preferably in a base-building organization
  • Familiar with GAAP Accounting standards and non-profit bookkeeping systems. Ability to explain accounting concepts and financial statements to a range of users.
  • Familiar with labor regulations and employee policies.  
  • Experience supervising a team, or coaching other staff to manage their teams.
  • Commitment to compliance and clear processes with the awareness to make these systems effective and a positive experience for each FSP
  • Excellent attention to detail and can handle a lot going on at once.
  • Willing to do what it takes to make a project come off. Low ego, high focus on getting stuff done

  • Able to work independently while maintaining close communication with remote teams

  • Experience in multi-racial, multicultural settings
  • Open to flexible hours and able to manage your time independently. You know that changing the world doesn't always happen between 9am and 5pm
  • Knowledge of common computer applications: MS Office, Google docs, Dropbox, Mac environment, Zoom video tele-conferencing systems, and CRM/database (preferably Everyaction).
  • Access to reliable internet, phone and remote office arrangements. RTTC provides for costs of home offices. Candidates in SF Bay Area or New York may have access to RTTC office space.
  • Willingness to travel: up to 1 -2 trips per month in the US. During the pandemic, RTTC has a no unnecessary travel policy.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and familiarity with housing justice, gentrification, displacement and anti-eviction work and/or grassroots base-building organizations and transformative organizing
  • Experience and knowledge of trends in best practice to make operational infrastructure serve the movement
  • Ability to write and speak a second language, preferably Spanish
  • Fundraising/grant-writing experience helpful

  • Drivers license and auto insurance


Salary and Benefits

This is a full time, non-exempt position. The salary range is $75-90K, with possibility for raises commensurate with experience and competitive with our sector. RTTC offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package including 100% medical, dental and life insurance, employee-matched 401k retirement plan as well as sick and vacation PTO. 


How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample through our hiring portal at: righttothecity.bamboohr.com/jobs/. References will be asked for candidates who advance in the process. Applicants for this position will be required to submit to a background check. Candidates will only be contacted if our hiring team chooses to pursue an interview.


Right To The City Alliance is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from communities heavily impacted by gentrification, displacement and housing insecurity are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Ideal Start Date: April 1st, 2021. Open until filled.


Location: SF Bay Area or Brooklyn NY 

(Other locations will also be considered, with priority in Philadelphia, Boston or Atlanta)


About The Right To The City Alliance (RTTC)

Right To The City…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    April 1, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$75,000 - $90,000The salary range is $75-90K, with possibility for raises commensurate with experience and competitive with our sector.

Benefits

RTTC offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package including 100% medical, dental and life insurance, employee-matched 401k retirement plan as well as sick and vacation PTO. 

RTTC offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package including 100% medical, dental and life insurance, employee-matched 401k retirement plan as well as sick and vacation…

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Preferred: ability to write and speak a second language, especially Spanish


  • Preferred: ability to write and speak a second language, especially Spanish


Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
Oakland, CA, USA

How to Apply

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample through our hiring portal at: righttothecity.bamboohr.com/jobs/. References will be asked for candidates who advance in the process. Applicants for this position will be required to submit to a background check. Candidates will only be contacted if our hiring team chooses to pursue an interview.


Right To The City Alliance is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from communities heavily impacted by gentrification, displacement and housing insecurity are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample through our hiring portal at: righttothecity.bamboohr.com/jobs/. References will be…

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