Grants & Partnerships Specialist, One Project

The Organization

One Project’s mission is to bring about a world that’s more equitable, ecological, and effective. We work in deep collaboration with communities to explore how the full wisdom of humanity can be applied to create a fairer, more abundant future. We are exploring practical solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges through economics and governance systems that can serve as an alternative to a world in crisis.

As both an operating non-profit and a giving foundation, One Project works with communities to co-create new systems and solutions, while also building support for people and organizations around the world working toward a shared vision of the, “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.”

Founded by Justin Rosenstein, whose tools have already changed the way billions of people collaborate, our team blends a values-driven, multi-perspectival and self-reflective ethic with the vision and ambition of some of the most innovative organizations of our time. We are bold enough to work on the largest problems but humble enough to know we must proceed with care, in deep collaboration with those we aim to serve.

Why are we called One Project? We hold a vision of a world in which humanity works together as one team, seeing ourselves not as rivalrous factions in a zero-sum game, but engaged cooperatively in the joint project of creating an ever-more-flourishing world.  In the words of the Zapatistas, we envision, “un mundo donde quepan muchos mundos” — a world where many worlds fit.

Bringing this world about is the project we hope to share with all humanity, and we are eager to invite you to join in this work alongside us.

Position Overview

One Project’s grants and partnerships strategy is key to achieving its ambitious mission. We are a dynamic, flexible funder providing general and unrestricted support, as well as programmatic funding, for projects supporting the collective work.  We champion participatory funding and generative relationships with the communities and projects with whom we partner. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with an understanding of the grants process to support and enhance this work. This is an opportunity to engage and support incredible communities and organizations doing crucial work in a challenging, fun, and dynamic role that will expand knowledge and practice of progressive, participatory philanthropy.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support One Project prospective grantees and grant recipients by overseeing an effective and well-functioning grants management system
  • Manage the grants diligence process; research, collect, and analyze information related to potential and existing partnerships; provide reports and updates and conduct follow-up as needed
  • Manage CRM and ensure timely and accurate updates to the database; exercise good judgment and pattern recognition in sharing relevant information with appropriate One Project team members to surface connected, interdependent opportunities
  • Serve as a point contact for general inquiries about grantmaking and partnerships; provide excellent service to partners, grantees, internal teammates and others
  • Partner with team members across the organization and communicate regularly to ensure transparency and ensure shared expectations across stakeholders
  • Provide operational and logistical support to the Grants and Partnerships team
  • Support communications throughout the grantee lifecycle
  • Manage special projects and systems related to grants management

While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, the following reflects the ideal candidate profile:

You may be the candidate we’re looking for if you bring:

  • 5+ years working in grants management; experience with progressive or grantee-centric and participatory philanthropy
  • Experience with grants diligence process and proposal management
  • Ability to manage projects and information with demonstrated discretion and good judgment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to interact with range of external partners
  • Experience working with CRM databases and an ability to use technology to facilitate relationship management; experience with Copper a plus
  • Proactivity, a commitment to high quality work and follow through
  • A collaborative mindset with an ability to relate to others and develop strong relationships
  • Nice to have, but not required:
    • Experience with topic areas aligned with One Project such as New Economics, governance and democracy, technology and society
    • Demonstrated experience in superlative relationship management

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