We’re hiring a program coordinator!

April 28th 2021


Under the guidance of the Program Director, the Transforming Power Fund (TPF) Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for implementing the organization’s community-led grantmaking strategy, ensuring grant cycles and trainings are executed in an accessible, equitable, and organized manner. The Program Coordinator will also support critical relationship-building with community leaders, organizers, artists, and advocates across metro-Detroit, and contribute to the success of the organization’s emerging capacity-building initiatives.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Administer the organization’s grant cycles, moving grant awards through a pipeline of application, review, award, distribution, and reporting; implementing a system that is participatory, equitable, and community-driven;
  • Raise awareness of opportunities to participate in the Transforming Power Fund and facilitate the participation of those marginalized by traditional grantmaking; activities include but are not limited to the creation of written and digital materials; coordination of informational sessions; communication via email, phone, social media;
  • Support coordination of TPF’s capacity-building events and projects, including but not limited to establishing relationships with vendors and venues, planning event and project details, managing logistics, and promoting opportunities to community partners;
  • Assist the Program Director in supporting TPF’s community advisory grantmaking body, and its participatory, democratic grantmaking process;
  • Contribute to the evaluation process of TPF’s programs with the goal of distilling lessons and recommendations for future funding cycles;
  • Contribute to the development and execution of emerging capacity-building initiatives, supporting efforts to ensure that projects, trainings, and events are equitable and consistent with organizational goals and values; and
  • Take on related projects as assigned by staff with creativity, initiative, and self-direction. 


  • 2+ years of relevant experience, preferably coordinating social justice programs or organizing communities for change in Detroit;
  • Commitment to racial equity: You have a strong, intersectional analysis of harmful systems, experience working with and accountable to low-wealth people and communities of color, and the ability to apply your analysis and prior experience to the work of the Fund;
  • Organized: You are attentive to detail, able to multitask but still keep track of priorities, with the ability to manage your workload and expectations accordingly while prioritize tasks and responsibilities;
  • Computer proficiency in: Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Internet search skills, database management skills, and ability to learn new applications quickly;
  • Solutions-focused: You take ownership of challenges, get things done and enjoy creating operational and administrative solutions that keeps the office running efficiently;
  • Communications and relationship building: You have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, excellent written & in-person/virtual communication and are adaptable and flexible;
  • You are a collaborative team player that enjoys working with teams, work groups, and community organizations.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full time, exempt, salaried position. The salary range is $40K – $45K.  As a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects, all TPF staff will be offered a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical (Blue Cross Blue Shield), dental, and vision plans. Paid time off includes vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Other benefits include life insurance, long and short-term disability, 403b, and a flexible spending account.

Application Process

Interested applicants must submit the following application materials via Idealist:

  1. Cover letter which describes your interest in supporting community-led efforts for transformative systems change and any relevant experience in social justice programming and/or community organizing
  2. Resume
  3. Two professional references, including a former supervisor
All applications must be submitted by May 28th.

Accommodations for Interview

For questions and to request reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact mary@transformingpowerfund.org.

Click here to submit your application by May 28th.

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