The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund supports municipal efforts to improve the financial stability of households by leveraging opportunities unique to local government. By translating cutting edge experience with large scale programs, research, and policy in cities of all sizes, the CFE Fund assists mayors and other local leaders to identify, develop, fund, implement, and research pilots and programs that help families build assets and make the most of their financial resources. Financial empowerment spans four key disciplines:
- Professional financial counseling and education
- Access to safe and affordable mainstream banking products and services
- Short- and long-term asset building
- Consumer protection in the financial services marketplace
Over the last 6 years, the CFE Fund has received funding from over two dozen foundations and corporations, and has provided funding to over 60 local government grantees and their nonprofit partners. In addition, the CFE Fund contracts with numerous vendors, consultants, and other project partners to complete its mission. The CFE Fund is seeking a talented and experienced Associate to perform the grantmaking and contract management components of the CFE Fund, working in close coordination with the CEO, Managing Director and program leads. This position also serves as the primary liaison between the CFE Fund and its pro bono attorneys on contract issues. The Associate will draft, negotiate and finalize agreements and contracts with funders, grantees and vendors, and support the program leads in various partner selection processes.
The Associate also will help to manage an internal database of city grantees to facilitate internal communications and content sharing among teams, and build a historical knowledge base of our grantees.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of grant and contract management work, will have had experience handling a wide range of project management tasks, and will be able to work independently. This person must be exceedingly well organized, flexible, and enjoy the challenges of supporting a small entrepreneurial organization. This is a New York City-based position and may require occasional domestic travel.