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Grants Coordinator

Facing History and Ourselves
16 Hurd Road
Brookline, MA 02445

The Organization: Facing History and Ourselves is a nonprofit, international, educational and professional development organization. Our mission is to engage students and teachers of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. For over 40 years, we have provided educators with professional development and best-in-class educational resources that enable students to conduct rigorous investigations of the development of difficult histories, including the Holocaust, Reconstruction, the struggle for civil rights in the United States, the fall of apartheid in South Africa, and other key historical moments worldwide. Students explore the individual choices that led to mass violence or systemic discrimination, as well as decision-making that led to positive change. Through the lens of these histories, they reflect on the choices they face today and consider how they can make a difference as “upstanders,” rather than bystanders.

The Role: The Coordinator will be responsible for a variety of analytics functions designed to support the Foundation Relations team in making data-driven decisions about Foundation and Corporate funding prospects. The Specialist will work with our Data Management team to generate and maintain analytical reports about Foundation and Corporate giving trends to help the national and regional offices establish a pipeline of prospects. The Coordinator will also assist in scheduling, managing, and creating reports to facilitate the building of our institutional donor pipeline.

Additionally, the Coordinator will support the Foundation Relations team in an administrative capacity by pulling reports and taking notes for team meetings, building and maintaining information libraries and repositories, and coordinating initial proposal and report development with regional Development staff. The Coordinator will develop and maintain working relationships with frontline fundraisers and other development staff members, and will often be the first point of contact for the Foundation Relations team.

Success in this position will be measured by your ability to procure accurate and thorough reports, meet deadlines, and prepare for and run effective pipeline meetings guided by our customer relationship management database (Salesforce). Success will also be measured by your ability to drive strong data integrity in all systems and databases in coordination with the Data Management team. There will be opportunities for candidates who demonstrate quick mastery competencies for our systems of record to grow and learn as Facing History expands and scales.

Who You Are: Our ideal candidate is organized, proactive, dedicated, intuitive, thoughtful, and accurate. We are looking for someone who can bring a fresh perspective and voice to our department. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the mission of Facing History, as well as someone who has the confidence to share new ideas and is interested in learning and growing in this position. You should be comfortable working independently and as a member of multiple teams.

Having a good sense of humor and remaining cool under multiple deadlines is a plus.


  • 1-2 years data collection and management experience
  • 1-2 years experience in an administrative support position
  • BA/BS
  • Excellent time management skills, with an ability to handle multiple projects and to meet and coordinate deadlines
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Good communication skills, in person, in writing, and on the phone
  • Experience using MS Office Suite & Google Suite; Salesforce and other database experience a plus and a strong interest to actively and continuous advance this competency
  • Able to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Keen attention to details in data, dates, timelines and language
  • Open learner
  • Interest in and ability to articulate the mission of this nonprofit

In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, Facing History provides an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee assistance plan & a travel assistance plan, pre-tax Transit-pass program, flexible spending health care and dependent care accounts, 4 voluntary Aflac plans, limited free parking, and a friendly work environment.

Facing History proudly values diversity and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Category: Corporate Functions

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Facing History and Ourselves combats racism and antisemitism by using history to teach tolerance in classrooms around the globe.

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