Tides is a foundation and nonprofit partner committed to building a world of social justice and shared prosperity. Founded in 1976, Tides’ works at the cutting edge of today’s biggest challenges, with a focus on equality and human rights; a sustainable environment; healthy individuals, families, and communities; and education. Tides’ services include donor-advised funds, fiscal sponsorship, and shared spaces in San Francisco and New York City. For more information, please visit www.tides.org.
This is a 12-month, part-time position that plays a pivotal role in supporting the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and a select group of its Healthy Children, Healthy Weight (HCHW) policy grantees to develop a cohesive agenda and strategy in order to integrate the research, communications, and advocacy efforts associated with the Foundations’ HCHW strategy.
RWJF seeks to achieve a Culture of Health in which all children and their families have an equitable opportunity to attain optimal physical, social and emotional development and well-being. They understand all children getting off to the right start is essential to long- term well being. To accomplish this, RWJF is partnering with Tides to support HCHW policy grantees in revising and operationalizing a cohesive policy strategy to optimize the foundation’s efforts to improve child and family outcomes.
Tides’ role will be to coordinate and facilitate ongoing alignment, collaboration, and integration of grantee policy-focused work, including work related to addressing private industry, as well as both regulatory and legislative approaches at the local, state and federal levels. Tides will create space for HCHW grantees to connect, learn and collectively implement the tools and resources available to significantly improve health outcomes for children and families.
This position can be based in Tides’ San Francisco or New York office with flexibility to discuss a remote location. Expected start date is end of October to early November.
This job is for you if:
•You are passionate about providing logistical and administrative support to innovative nonprofit organizations working to promote health equity through aligned strategies and activities that achieve common goals. •You have an interest in innovative social change and/or children/family health. •You understand the importance of high-quality and timely customer service for internal and external stakeholders. •You take initiative and can work both independently and in coordination with internal and external stakeholders. You can juggle multiple projects and prioritize effectively. •You are highly organized and have an eye for details. You see how the many pieces fit to make a bigger picture.
The right candidate will be willing and able to:
•Manage scheduling and communications for in- person and virtual events, including reserving meeting space, communicating agendas and details, sending calendar invites, tracking RSVPs, managing virtual conferencing/webinar technology, and taking notes.
•Maintain and update communication and technology platforms to ensure accurate and current information to support grantee engagement and interaction. Provide customer service and troubleshooting support to users. •Create and maintain contact lists and other project management tools. •Draft written materials, such as presentations, technology guides and event agendas. •Submit and track invoices and contracts for processing and payment. •Support other program-related special projects and duties as requested.
•Basic understanding of nonprofit operations, including finance, compliance, and administration.
•Personal alignment with Tides’ Vision, Mission and Approach.
•Ability to work effectively with people from different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.
•Strong attention to details and organizational skills with ability to effectively prioritize among different tasks.
•Comfort with learning and utilizing technology. Demonstrated experience others troubleshoot and learn new technology.
•Able to work comfortably both independently and in coordination with cross-functional teams.
Your Education & Experience:
•B.A./B.S. or higher degree, or equivalent experience.
•2-3 years of experience of relevant work experience with a nonprofit organization, preferably with a client/customer- focused organization. Event planning experience helpful, but not required.
•Demonstrated experience in process and project management and ability to juggle multiple projects and prioritize effectively.
•Proficiency with Salesforce preferred, and demonstrated ability to learn and manage project management and communication tools, such as Mailchimp, Slack, Basecamp, Trello or others.
•Knowledge of or experience in policy advocacy and lobbying at local, state and/or federal levels helpful, but not required.
Get to know the team:
The Special Initiatives team is a small but mighty cross- functional team within Tides’ Client Services department. This team is responsible for managing collaborative initiatives at Tides to support foundations, businesses, governments, nonprofits and individuals to drive innovative social change. They work closely with colleagues across various departments at Tides including Client Services, Grants, Strategic Partnerships, Finance, Legal and others to help bring bold visions to life.
Why work for Tides?
•We have incredible clients and partners both domestically and internationally who are working towards a world of shared prosperity and social justice.
•We are serious about promoting sustainable commute options, including a free shuttle to and from downtown San Francisco and award-winning bicycle infrastructure, including secure bike parking, locker rooms, and bike share program.
•Tides was a pioneer in collaborative workspaces for nonprofits and we share our offices, located in a renovated military hospital, with 75 other nonprofits and social enterprises, creating a vibrant community of mission- aligned changemakers that get together regularly for happy hours, educational sessions, and holiday celebrations.
•Tides’ San Francisco offices are located in a National Park with views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The National Park, called the Presidio, is an outdoor recreation hub with miles of forested trails, outdoor art installations (including by the famed Andy Goldsworthy), and scenic overlooks perfect for strolling, exercising, or taking meetings outside.
•Tides has a robust staff engagement program, including regular cultural celebrations like a Chinese New Year pig roast and Black History Month film outings.
•Tides has a bi-coastal presence, with an office right across the street from the New York Stock Exchange building.
•The work is awesome, the people are awesome and we think there’s no better place to make an impact
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and a thoughtful but brief cover letter online. Your cover letter should express your interest in working for Tides and your qualifications for the role (please limit to 2 pages maximum). You may also share your detailed LinkedIn profile with us. Tides is an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity and inclusion and we look forward to reviewing applications from all who are qualified to apply. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.