This post is for the Portfolio Management Fellow position. To view the post for the Strategic Engagement Fellow position, click here.
DC Social Innovation Project, Inc. (DCSIP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that invests in innovative community programs led by passionate, informed citizens. Through a competitive application process, DCSIP selects four programs annually and provides seed funding and robust pro bono consulting and incubation services to help the programs launch or grow. These programs tackle issues in the areas of health, economic opportunity, and youth & education — with the goal of improving the lives of DC’s low-income and vulnerable residents.
The Portfolio Management Fellow will help DCSIP make an impact through the work of its grantees and volunteers.
Tasks will include:
- Serve as the resident expert on the happenings of our grantees
- Meet regularly (via phone or in person) with two grantees for project updates and to assist with any issues or roadblocks in implementing their programs
- Assist grantees in effectively utilizing pro bono services; coordinate meetings and opportunities with pro bono providers
- Ensure periodic submission of grant reports from grantees
- Manage the monthly grantee opportunities newsletter to inform grantees of outside opportunities for funding, capacity-building services, and leadership development opportunities
- Track impact metrics and data
- Conduct outreach to firms, businesses, and individuals in order to help secure pro bono services for our grantees
- Plan and coordinate (monthly or thereabout) training sessions and pro bono work sessions for grantees
- Recruit, assign, and manage volunteer consulting teams
This is a virtual/telework position, however you must be located in the Washington, DC area as there will be in-person meetings and activities (which will frequently occur in the evenings, occasionally on weekends). It is anticipated that this position will require approximately 10 hours per week; this may increase as funding, workflow, and scheduling permits. You must be able to commit to at least four consecutive months starting in June. Compensation will be up to $350/month, which may increase based on funding and performance. Other benefits include opportunities for professional development (conferences, trainings, publishing, speaking, etc.); networking with partners, donors, and board members; and the opportunity to help shape a growing social venture.
- Exceptional writing skills
- Comfort and familiarity with online tools and software such as Google Apps for Business, Hootsuite, WordPress (blog and web development tools), and Mailchimp
- Strong attention to detail and a propensity to plan ahead and anticipate potential roadblocks and develop alternative strategies
- Resourcefulness and “can do” attitude — seeing challenges as an opportunity to be innovative or creative
- Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision
- Professionalism and humility — able to engage and connect positively with senior leaders and with community members
Additional preferred skills
- Quantitative skills; experience collecting, measuring, or synthesizing data
- Experience in consulting, client services, business development, or entrepreneurship
To apply, send a resume and writing sample (letter, blog post, report, article, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “Portfolio Management Fellow” in the subject line and attach all files as PDFs. In the body of your email, please specifically detail your qualifications and skills (you can write these in narrative form or in bullet points). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled; applying early is encouraged. Anticipated start date is early-June.