NOW HIRING: Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager

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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 Hurricane Katrina. While FFL was founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, our founders recognized the need to address the longstanding inequities that have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today FFL focuses on racial justice, climate justice, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, LGBTQ organizing, and support for Louisiana's vibrant arts and culture via:

  • Investment: We redistribute resources to on the ground projects, many of whom cannot access traditional philanthropy. Each year, FFL makes grants to support organizations and projects throughout Louisiana in our key program areas.
  • Power building: We build the capacity of our partners and grantees to effect change in their communities. Our signature programs, LEAD and Together, convene emerging and experienced community leaders to provide them with training related to organizing, advocacy, policy change, leadership, public speaking, and group facilitation to tackle issues of climate change, police accountability, health disparities, housing access, and more.
  • Collaboration: We develop collaborative initiatives through leveraging public and private partners to impact change, support public policy initiatives, and provide critical fiscal sponsorship and management to external projects and special initiatives.

Since inception, FFL has invested $55 million in more than 250 mission-critical nonprofit organizations working across the state towards building a more just Louisiana. As a social justice philanthropic intermediary, FFL’s work unapologetically advances racial justice while moving Louisiana forward. The foundation engages communities in both program co-design as well as its grant-making process, in order to expand opportunities and move communities towards a more just future.


The Fiscal Sponsorship Program Manager (FSPM) carries out the administration and management of  contracting, fund development and finance processes, for projects that are fiscally sponsored by Foundation for Louisiana. This role reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and coordinates work across Finance and Fund Development. The Manager tracks incoming revenue in Excel, Salesforce, FIMS, other electronic systems and paper files. The Manager supports development and finance staff in processing incoming grants, gifts paperwork, grant applications, managing data on grants and gifts, and tracking deadlines in staff calendars. The (FSPM) manages fiscal sponsor accounts by meeting with fiscal sponsor representatives, tracking all grants activities in calendar, Excel and salesforce, providing customer service and support, managing invoicing and accounts, and acting as a liaison between the fiscal sponsor and the Foundation.


Resource Development Management (20%):

  • Manage and providing technical assistance (including reporting and troubleshooting) for donor platforms (currently Stripe, PayPal) and contact management system; process gift information from these platforms in contact management system (currently Salesforce).
  • Customize contact management system (currently Salesforce) in order to produce reports and pipelines and use the tool to the best of the organization’s ability.
  • Administer systems to track and record incoming revenue.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Fiscal Sponsorship Program (80%):

  • Act as liaison between the Foundation and fiscally sponsored projects (FSPs) including:
    • Manage relationships and serve as primary FFL contact with FSPs.
    • Provide other support and customer service to fiscal sponsors as needed.
    • Ensure that FSP complies with the application process and the FSP policy and procedures manual.
    • Manage data in Salesforce and other systems, including recording funding sources in Salesforce.
    • Track and communicate with FSP any grant related deadlines.
    • Submit relevant grants and reports.
    • Maintain electronic and paper funder files.
  • Manage contracts and invoicing between FSP and vendors.
  • Work with the Finance department to generate monthly reports for fiscal sponsors.
    • Work with Finance department to generate and manage fiscal sponsor receivables and payables.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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, grantees, board members and dealings with the general public.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume along with a cover letter to Charmel Gaulden, Chief Operating Officer, Foundation for Louisiana, via email:

No phone calls please. Individuals fluent in Spanish and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.