Movement Grants Administrator Position

Movement Grants Administrator Position

 Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha

Organization Summary

Over the past ten years, CTUL has forged a new path for worker leadership development in the Twin Cities, opening new spaces where low-wage workers of color have a voice in their workplaces and in their communities. CTUL seeks to strengthen its work building as a multi-racial organization.

CTUL has a vision of organizing the most marginalized workers in our economy to directly confront the elite corporations and 1% that control our economy, make demands, and win concrete and structural changes for communities across the metro area. Through worker-led campaigns with CTUL, workers have:

  • Worked in coalition to win increased wages and benefits for hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers through the $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis, and Earned Sick & Safe Time in Minneapolis and St. Paul;
  • Transformed the retail janitorial industry, making the Twin Cities the first metro area where the industry is unionized;
  • Recovered over $2 million in unpaid wages and damages in cases of wage theft; and
  • Won long-term changes in their workplace that bring over $7 million in additional income per year into the poorest communities in the metro area.

Position Summary:

The Movement Grant Administrator with CTUL will contribute to organizational success by effectively developing, maintaining, and managing the administrative side of our growing program  relationships, including our existing worker-driven co-enforcement contracts in Minneapolis and St. Paul through the Labor Standards and Enforcement Division (LSED) and administering funds for Tending the Soil program a coalition of poor people of color led organizations in the Twin Cities. 

The Movement Grant Administrator reports to the Administration Director and acts as a point of contact for all local movement grants administered through CTUL. Job duties include:

  • Develop a cross organizational grants administration program for CTUL
  • Manage city contracts and MOUs with partner organizations
  • Track and administer the receipt and dissemination of funds
  • Streamline and improve reporting, and the associated data collection
  • Develop and disseminate monthly reports for LSED and grant tracking
  • Coordinate the collection and tracking of information through a formal reporting process
  • Manage the invoicing submission process to the city
  • Budget tracking and administration of partner relationships
  • Track hours, data, and payouts to other organizations
  • Coordinate meetings between CTUL staff, city staff, and staff at partnering organizations
  • Connect the organizing to the city funding department through relationship building and networking
  • Meet with internal staff leads and partner organizations to gather information for data reporting and gather information to write narrative around worker stories.  

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant data management and/or grant administration experience is required
  • Familiarity with financial management, reporting, and accounting procedures for a nonprofit organization
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Ability to network and build relationships simultaneously with individuals at multiple organizations and bring them together for collaboration.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus
  • Previous experience working with administration or fiscal sponsorship programs, or city contracts.

Other Expectations:

  • Commitment to social, racial, and economic justice work as an integral part of a multi-racial team.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to use diplomacy and negotiation.
  • Commitment to a culture of vulnerability and loving challenge for both personal growth and the growth of the organization.
  • Capable of working both independently and cooperatively.
  • Flexibility to attend events outside normal business hours that from time to time may include evenings and weekends as well as extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, cope with change, and comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Salary & Benefits:

This is a salaried position compensated at $42,745-$49,500 per year for 2020 with an annual cost of living raise of 3%. This full-time salaried position will work on average 45 hours per week.

Benefits include: 3 weeks paid vacation, 12 paid sick days, 5 floating health days, and paid time off at the end of the calendar year, medical and dental insurance for you and your immediate family at 10% cost, Annual 5% year end bonus that may be applied towards retirement fund, and others. 

Reports to: Development Coordinator 

Please send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to using the subject: “CTUL Movement Grants Administrator”

Applications will begin to be reviewed on October 23rd: Position Open until Filled 

Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and people from other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply