Overview

About Us

UpTogether is a national organization of individuals across the country with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities who share a passion for social justice and racial equity.  Our mission is to recognize, highlight and invest in the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of people in historically undervalued communities and partner with government and philanthropy to do the same.

After working with thousands of families since our founding in 2001, at UpTogether, we are certain people don’t live in poverty because they are lazy, uneducated, or mismanage money, as stereotypes would indicate. Instead, the poverty cycle, which disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx communities, can be traced to well-intentioned but inadequate governmental and charitable policies and practices that rely on a traditional top-down approach.

UpTogether’s  Strengths Based Approach (SBA) includes:

  1. Community: We honor the strengths and initiatives of people living in historically undervalued communities and promote the role social networks within these communities play in helping people accomplish their goals and achieve long-term socioeconomic mobility.
  2. Capital: We invest in our members with unrestricted cash in recognition of the initiatives they are taking to improve their lives.
  3. Choice: We trust that people in historically undervalued communities know what’s best and are capable of making decisions for themselves and their families.

UpTogether reveals and accelerates the initiative people are taking to improve their lives. As a community, a movement, and a platform, we use the power of information—compelling insights and personal success stories—to transform stereotypes, beliefs, practices, and policies. Together with our members, we are championing a community-led movement to boost economic and social mobility in communities that have been historically undervalued and underinvested in for far too long.

At UpTogether, we work towards these values:

  • Community: We honor the strengths and initiatives of people living in historically undervalued communities and promote the role social networks within these communities play in helping people accomplish their goals and achieve long-term socioeconomic mobility.
  • Impact: We test and scale strategies for systems adoption of a strength-based approach to accelerate socioeconomic mobility for people living at or below the poverty line in the U.S.
  • Collaboration: We center the lived experiences of families in  historically undervalued communities and engage the knowledge, experience, and perspectives of our board, partners, and staff to build and grow a strength-based approach to end poverty.
  • Racial Equity: We are committed to being an anti-racist organization, and we promote anti-racist policies that eliminate the racial wealth divide.
  • Leadership: We acknowledge that leadership is not based on a title and honor the many forms in which it appears. We celebrate leadership that embodies all of our organizational values, driving us to act against the dominating deficit-based approach to fighting poverty.
  • Choice: We trust that people living at or below the poverty line know what’s best and are capable of making decisions for themselves and their families.

The Position

Reporting to the National Revenue Director, the National Partnerships & Revenue Manager (NPRM) will play an integral role in the execution of our revenue generation and fund development strategy by supporting the cultivation of national institutional and individual donors. You will also support the day-to-day operations of the National and Regional Partnerships and Revenue teams.

This is a 100% remote position so solid internet connection and functional work environment required.  You’ll be part of the Partnerships and Revenue Team and you will work directly with the National Revenue Director as well as our team of Regional Partnership Directors and Partnership Managers.

Responsibilities

  • With oversight and direction from the National Revenue Director, support the implementation of the revenue and fund development strategy by drafting grant proposals, LOI’s, reports, and individual donor communications
  • Lead development operations and ensure coordination of those operations with relevant staff, including the Finance Department and Regional Partnership and Revenue teams
  • Manage and innovate the Salesforce platform, a tool used across multiple verticals at UpTogether to cultivate fund partnerships, donors, track UpTogether Funds, and provide donor records and insights
  • Manage the day-to-day implementation of National UpTogether Funds on the UpTogether Community platform
  • Initiate and coordinate grant and financial reporting  for National and cross-regional UpTogether partnerships
  • Track and analyze trends, success, and best practices in UpTogether Funds nationally and across regions
  • Assist in the prospecting, cultivation, and management of relationships with fund partners for support of UpTogether’s work and operations and National UpTogether Funds
  • Stay abreast of key issues and trends in the field of poverty alleviation, economic mobility, and social justice
  • Provide operational support to the Partnerships and Revenue team and other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Attributes & Skills

  • At least 4 years of work experience in grant writing and project management; experience working with philanthropy and government a plus
  • Superb writing ability; demonstrated experience crafting grant proposals and other written documents.
  • Excellent communication skills, responding to internal and external needs in a timely manner and listening, being thoughtful in your response, and setting clear expectations and boundaries.
  • Familiarity and comfort working with data (numbers) and basic analytics
  • Experience with Salesforce as a user, a plus as an administrator. Interest and desire to develop Salesforce skills and knowledge at the administrator level greatly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Google applications.
  • Familiarity and comfort working on both administrative tasks (detail) and strategic planning (high-level)
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work cross functionally with other verticals, as well as serve in a leadership/mentorship role amongst peers on the same team.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a remote work environment; self-directed; proactively reaches out; responsive; comfortable in a virtual setting
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-changing environment, flexible in the pursuit of goals
  • Comfortable interacting with a diverse group of stakeholders and the public and a passion for building relationships with people of different backgrounds to have conversations aimed at addressing erroneous stereotypes about low-income people and people of color, and shifting how they address poverty
  • Demonstrated commitment to, or passion for, our mission; deep belief and trust in the innate capabilities of low-income families and communities; willingness to engage in conversations aimed at addressing erroneous stereotypes about low-income people and people of color

Compensation

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision, 401(k), and vacation. Salary range is $70,000–$90,000.

Inclusion Statement

We strive to create a community that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we support the efforts of others to build such communities. We encourage all qualified and interested persons to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter via the link here. Your cover letter should outline how your personal and/or work history will contribute to the mission of UpTogether. We ask that you do not include a photo or image of yourself on your resume or cover letter. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.