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Memphis Music Initiative: Program Manager, Institute for Nonprofit Excellence

Position Summary: The Program Manager, Institute for Nonprofit Excellence (INE), (a technical assistance program designed to support the infrastructural development of MMI GMCB grantees) develops program structures, executes Grantmaking and Capacity Building (GM&CB) strategies, and serves in an advisory role to GM&CB grantees. The Program Manager will have experience with nonprofit leadership development, finances, marketing and communications, governance, and general best practices to discuss and oversee strategy and operations with MMI’s grantees, evaluate organizations for excellence and sustainability, and take a hands-on approach in developing prescribed support packages unique to grantees’ needs.

Essential Functions:
Collaborate with the Director to develop and support MMI’s Institute for Nonprofit Excellence
• Communicate effectively with members of MMI’s leadership team to advance the goals of the Institute; assist in the refinement of MMI’s grantmaking infrastructure
• Administer and oversee Institute offerings at its various stages; monitor the quality of Institute programs and lead efforts to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of services; identify consultants and other professionals required for Institute success
• Evaluate success of the Institute after completion of each cycle; develop and implement new modules and services based on need and findings from evaluations

Establish collaborative engagement with MMI’s core grantees
• Design and administer prescriptive interventions for grantee capacity building; engage grantees on a one-on-one level to ensure success of the Institute and MMI investments; develop relationships of trust and open communication with grantees; promote collaboration and effective practices among

Institute participants
Monitor cash grants for Institute grantees
• Review and evaluate grant requests based on organizations’ current standing and participation in the Institute; ensure grant agreements are met with high quality; oversee cash disbursements to Institute participants; ensure grant fund administration per MMI’s internal guidelines; provide regular updates to the Director
• Ensure grantmaking and the INE are on track to deliver its goals and implement processes for continuous improvement; coordinate with META Manager, Data, Evaluation and Research to collect and analyze evaluations and data from internal programs and data from program grantees
• Oversee and administer Institute for Nonprofit Excellence (INE) grant process and support grantees towards capacity building goals; develop and maintain a strong relationship with youth-based community organizations with music programming; facilitate proposal development per MMI’s internal processes; review grant applications and determine alignment with MMI’s giving priorities; monitor and report on grant outcomes; coach and advise grantee partners towards the adaptation of effective practices

Program Manager, INE 2
Other Functions:
• Collaborate with Program Manager, Community Music Program Grants to develop strategies for network learning workshops
• Other duties as assigned by Director, GM&CB

Required Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, education, organizational development, or related focus with six (6) years of direct, exempt-level experience performing similar work. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, must have 10 or more years of direct, exempt-level experience performing similar work. Must have three (3) years’ strategic nonprofit leadership
experience and seven (7) or more years’ experience working with nonprofit, philanthropic, and/or arts organizations. Demonstrated skill in building productive relationships with a variety of stakeholders, with a previous track record of developing turnkey solutions and achieving targeted results. Advanced research and written communications and presentation skills. Ability to navigate a computer system and use software applications and productivity software such as Google Suite and MS Office programs to produce communications, reports, presentations, spreadsheets, etc.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience working with nonprofit, philanthropic, social justice, educational, or youth development organizations that advocate for and/or develop underserved minority youth. Proven ability to strategize, define, and meet defined goals. Previous project or program management experience. Ability to leverage digital and social media applications and technology to support project strategies and partnerships.

Biweekly Salary: $2,384.62 – $2,692.31

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