Fiscal Sponsorship Coordinator
Rapid City, SD or Remote
Rolling basis until position is filled
Director of Operations
NDN Collective is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds the power of Indigenous Peoples, Communities, and Nations to exercise our inherent right to self-determination, while fostering a world that is built on a foundation of justice.
The Fiscal Sponsor Coordinator provides administrative and programmatic support to NDN’s Fiscal Sponsorship Program in planning, organizing and implementing activities and duties of the Fiscal Sponsorship Program internally and externally. Primary responsibilities include coordinating the delivery of fiscal sponsorship services, including financial systems, fundraising support and assistance in becoming stand-alone tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization from across the NDN Collective Eco-system. Additional responsibilities include ensuring timely and accurate payment of expenses, precise file keeping and calendaring, and assisting with the oversight and management of reporting.
Who We Are
NDN Collective is an ambitious, systemic effort to empower Indigenous communities. We are creating a paradigm change in how society invests in Indigenous Peoples by dramatically scaling up investment and shifting decision-making power to Indigenous Peoples. We are doing four key things to create a new ecosystem that supports Indigenous self-determination:
- We are creating an Indigenous-led Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) to move $100M of for-profit investment into large-scale projects led by and serving Indigenous communities.
- We are dramatically increasing philanthropic investment into Indigenous-led organizations, with the goal of giving out $50M per year in grants.
- We are building capacity in Indigenous communities to be able to absorb this new influx of capital.
- We are advocating for Indigenous rights and policy changes that will enable our peoples and communities to thrive.
What Sets Us Apart
- We represent the people we serve—we are Indigenous-led and support Indigenous people and organizations
- We think in systems and recognize the interconnectedness of all living things
- We are changemakers that have and model a mindset of abundance
- We believe in the power of Indigenous self-determination to create a just, equitable world for all people and the planet
- We integrate culture and ceremony into our work
- We acknowledge and pay respects to our elders and past while taking ownership and control of our future
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Providing administrative/programmatic support to the Director of Operations who oversees the Fiscal Sponsorship Program.
- Coordinating the delivery of fiscal sponsorship services, including financial systems, fundraising support and assistance in becoming stand-alone tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization from across the NDN Collective Eco-system.
- Ensuring timely and accurate payment of expenses.
- Maintain precise file keeping and calendaring.
- Assisting with the oversight and management of reporting.
- Other duties as assigned.
Who You Are
Education, Skills and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred with 1-2 year of professional experience preferred.
- Experience working in non-profit organization, tribal or philanthropic setting, preferably with grants and administration.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
- Experience working with Microsoft Windows and Gmail Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and online database software, i.e. Fluxx or similar.
- Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
- Strong ability and desire to work in a team environment which may include remote/virtual work.
- Strong motivation and ability to take initiative.
- ACTIVATOR: You are a self-reliant person and are strong at making things happen by turning thoughts into action. You have a proven track record of successfully building or sustaining a nonprofit fundraising operation.
- LEARNER: You have strong learning agility and are able to rapidly understand and analyze new situations. You learn from your successes and failures and improve processes to drive our fundraising.
- COMMUNICATOR: You are an exceptionally strong communicator who can create high-quality materials and deliver compelling messages and presentations. You have experience using this strength in securing funds for nonprofits.
- ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: You are ambitious and creative and enjoy the process of building something from the ground up. You are excited by the opportunity to come in and have a heavy hand in shaping our development operations.
- SOCIALLY & EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT: You are able to work efficiently and respectfully with others. You understand how individuals, groups, and societies work and you build rapport through being trustworthy and empathetic.
- DETAIL ORIENTED: You strive for perfection and are able to move from the high level of a project to its smallest details.
- FLEXIBLE: You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are flexible when it is necessary. You are willing to travel when needed.
This position is salaried, commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance as well as 401(k) retirement plan, a wellness program, personal leave and professional development.
How to Apply
Send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Fiscal Sponsorship Coordinator – [YOUR NAME].” In the email, please include:
As a single PDF attachment, include:
o Your resume
o 1-page cover letter explaining your interest in the organization and position
o Short answers to the following three questions:
- What is your philosophy about fiscal sponshorship?
- What would you be most nervous about going into this role if you were offered and accepted the position?
- What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
· In the body of the email, please copy and paste the content of your short answers and include your name, phone number, and email address.
As attention to detail is critical for success in this role, only applicants who follow these specific application guidelines will be considered.
NDN Collective is committed to equal opportunity for all persons without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination. It is NDN Collective’s policy to comply with all federal, state, tribal and local laws and regulations regarding equal opportunity. In keeping with that policy, NDN Collective is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against or harassment of any of our employees or others present at our facilities by anyone, including any NDN Collective supervisor, co-worker, vendor or client.