APF Seeks Programs Manager

The Anchorage Park Foundation is a nonprofit organization that builds Healthy Parks & Healthy People by mobilizing public support and financial resources for Anchorage parks, trails, and recreation opportunities.

The Anchorage Park Foundation is seeking a permanent, full-time Programs Manager.

Reports to: Executive Director. Acts as part of a cohesive team to achieve APF mission, goals, and values.
Status: Full-time non-exempt
Salary: DOE

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES – Include, but are not limited to the following:

• Program/Project Management: Works with funders, grantees, and partners to further APF’s core programs and initiatives (Challenge Grants, Youth Employment in Parks, Parks for All/Inclusive Playgrounds, Neighborhood Park Fix-Its). Works and liaisons with APF staff and the Parks & Recreation Department to ensure management and growth of programs. Actively promotes programs and projects.
• Developing & Coordinating Partnerships: Networks and researches to identify new partnerships. Expands partnerships to seek funding and support for APF programs. Coordinates with existing partners to create and implement programs and share successes.
• Building and Tending Relationships: Is main point of contact with Challenge Grantees for their community park improvement projects. With the support of the APF and Parks & Rec team, acts as advocate and problem solver for grantees to ensure project success. Actively promotes and communicates about challenge grants. Provides staff leadership of Parks for All, building community support for inclusive playgrounds.
• Grant Management: Communicates effectively with funders to ensure that their objectives are met through APF programs. Acts as vital connection and communicator between finance, fund development and programming. Manages grant life cycles from proposals to close where applicable. Completes financial and narrative reporting and involves program staff, park planners, and leadership as necessary. This entails pre-award management, tracking payments, reviewing or producing relevant reports, monitoring and post-award management.
• Staff Management: Provides direct supervision of part-time administrative staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES – you are an ideal candidate if you have:

• Experience collaborating with multiple partners
• Effective communication skills in written and verbal forms
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor
• A passion for community development, and parks and recreation as cornerstones of a healthy community
• Flexibility and adaptability
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications with great Excel skills; comfort with Quickbooks.
• Organizational skills and detailed approach to communication and record-keeping
• An ability to proactively solve problems; independent and self-directed work style
• An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university

Close date: Friday, July 17

This position offers a competitive salary, health care benefits, 403(b) and flexible work environment.

To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Jess@AnchorageParkFoundation.org. Include the name of your favorite park or trail in the subject line.