Now Hiring: Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager

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ABOUT FOUNDATION FOR LOUISIANA:                                                                            

Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While FFL was established in the wake of these disasters, our founders recognized the need to address the longstanding inequities that contributed to their disparate impacts and have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans for centuries. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today FFL focuses on racial justice, climate justice, criminal justice reform, economic justice, gender justice, and support for Louisiana's vibrant arts and culture.


The Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager works closely with other staff within the fiscal sponsorship practice and Programs department to partner with mission-aligned, community-based leaders to support the implementation and expansion of the FFL fiscal sponsorship practice.

Through fiscal sponsorship, FFL develops a deep knowledge of each fiscally sponsored project and creates a flexible, high functioning operational infrastructure to meet each partner’s unique needs. The Fiscal Sponsorship practice currently supports 23 projects annually with projected growth of 5 to 10 projects per year.

The Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager can be based anywhere in the state; however, the position will require travel to FFL’s New Orleans offices once a month and may require up to 5 days of in-state travel monthly.  All FFL employees are currently working remotely. Office space for in-person meetings and small gatherings is available in New Orleans.


You are fulfilled and excited by operations-based tasks and administrative work and have demonstrated success in building systems that help you and teams you are a part of remain organized and responsive to teammates and stakeholders. You understand that not all movement work is front line work. You have supported an organization in meeting grant deliverables and submitting grant reports.  Regardless of where you are coming from, you have a basic knowledge of racial, gender, and economic justice. You are comfortable working in complex, frequently shifting contexts and approach your work in a deeply values-centered way.  You can take and give meaningful feedback, challenge and be challenged in ways that are generative and productive and approach your work with a deep commitment to learning and reflective practice.  You love Louisiana and are concerned about the most pressing issues facing this state.

You’ll fit right in if you love to:

  • Dive deeply into administrative systems and daily administrative tasks
  • Offer high-quality customer service with transparency and professionalism
  • Work toward shared goals with multiple stakeholders and partners
  • Use technology to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality
  • Use FFL’s core values (community wisdom, courage, integrity, and commitment) to serve Louisiana’s communities of color and low-income communities with an intersectional analysis of racism, specifically anti-Black racism.


Want to know what it’s like to work at our office? Don’t worry, we’ll involve multiple internal stakeholders in the interview process. 


The following list of duties and responsibilities is representative and may be subject to evolution and change over time.  FFL is committed to an inclusive workplace for all staff, including those with disabilities, and is open to discussing disability-related accommodations to essential job functions for qualified applicants.

Partner Support and Program Development (80%)

  • Provide day-to-day service coordination to a complex portfolio of community initiatives
  • Cultivate, build, and nurture sustainable, trust-based relationships with fiscally sponsored partners
  • Ensure adherence to internal grantmaking processes via appropriate documentation, grant budgeting, and reporting
  • Assist with developing new policies and procedures for the program
  • Collaborate with a cross functional team of finance, human resources, donor management, grants management, and operations colleagues to ensure smooth and transparent service delivery for FFL’s fiscally sponsored partners
  • Build the capacity of community-based organizations or community leaders in ways that are consistent with FFL’s strategic plan
  • Document emails, visits, meetings, and calls with grant partners, ensuring the Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director is kept informed about partner progress, especially highlighting any areas of concern
  • Build partnerships with diverse and cross-sector individuals and organizations across Louisiana
  • Advise and provide technical assistance to fiscally sponsored partners across the state
  • Represent the program and the Foundation in meetings and committees as appropriate
  • Support the development and/or implementation of emerging work projects and initiatives in collaboration with other FFL program staff

Organizational Partnering & Initiatives (15%)

  • Attend community meetings and other events to build and foster new relationships statewide as needed
  • Occasionally represent the Foundation at conferences and meetings; stay abreast of the fiscal sponsorship field and the Foundation’s program areas through conferences and other professional activities

Other (5%)

  • Assist the Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director and Vice President of Programs with special projects as needed
  • Continually scan the field and keep abreast of the changing political climate related to the program nationally and specifically in Louisiana
  • Share key findings, updates, and learnings both internally and externally, in alignment with FFL’s fund development and communications strategies
  • Contribute to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical and equity policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff


  • Centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of your work
  • Executing administrative tasks with accuracy
  • Working independently
  • Active listening
  • Conflict resolution
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Multitasking
  • Prioritizing work
  • Being organized
  • Communicating (verbally and in writing)
  • Working with diverse groups


  • Had 5 + years of progressively responsible professional experience in community-based or regional programs
  • Are familiar with Salesforce, Submittable, and Asana
  • Speak Spanish, Vietnamese, and/or American Sign Language 


  • Salary is offered at $60,000 - $75,000 and will be based on experience
  • A generous benefits and PTO package includes 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision premiums, a work-from-home monthly stipend, up to $50,000 employer-paid life insurance, and a 403(b)-employer match


This is a full-time, exempt position. Candidates should have a willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY:                                                                                 

Foundation for Louisiana aspires toward freedom for all Louisianans and aims to create a fully inclusive and affirming workplace for all people.  We welcome and encourage applications from people who have been involved with the criminal legal system.

Foundation for Louisiana follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, criminal justice background, and marital status.

This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, grant partners, board members, and dealings with the public.


Please send your resume along with a cover letter to Jessica Kinnison, Fiscal Sponsorship Director, Foundation for Louisiana, via email: jobs@foundationforlouisiana.orgReview of applications will begin on June 24, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

We encourage applications from people with disabilities and are available to discuss reasonable accommodations for any applicant who may need them.

To inquire about accommodations, please email Megan Faunce at or call FFL at (504) 457-8035.  Please refrain from making phone calls for any reason other than to request application accommodations.