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Emerging Organizations Program Consultant

Propel Nonprofit’s mission is to fuel the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits with guidance, expertise, and capital. This mission is in service to a vision of a diverse network of mission-driven nonprofits building a healthy, vibrant, and more just community.

To help us drive this mission in the nonprofit community, we are searching for a Emerging Organizations Program Consultant.  This role works directly with emerging organizations, often newly formed, through the development and implementation of initiatives and programs with a fiscal sponsorship structure.

The Emerging Organizations Program Consultant understands and assesses the purpose and scope of fiscal sponsorship and provides emerging organizations hands-on guidance, assistance, and referrals to other resources.

Day-to-day activities involve meeting with individuals and groups of people to support the startup and development stage of nonprofit organizations, especially in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, governance, and finance. The position offers the opportunity to contribute to the health and vitality of a wide range of community led groups in all fields of service in the metro area and throughout the state.

The Emerging Organizations Program Consultant reports to the Fiscal Sponsorship Manager.

Main responsibilities for the Emerging Organizations Program Consultant role include, but is not limited to:

Relationships and Community Building

  • Develop and maintain mutually beneficial and trusting relationships with emerging groups from a wide variety of backgrounds, fiscally sponsored organizations, and their leaders.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with organizations and agencies providing services and capacity building for nonprofits.
  • Partner with marketing and communications and development teams to elevate and promote fiscal sponsorship in the broader community.

Program Process Management

  • Respond to initial inquiries regarding fiscal sponsorship and conduct scheduled information sessions.
  • Support groups through the application and review process and prepare materials for committee review.
  • Assure preparation of correct documentation for fiscal sponsorship agreements and related materials.
  • Orient new clients to policies and processes and ensure completion of fiscal sponsorship relationships.

Emerging Organization Development

  • Identify organizational life stage and developmental plans for client groups.
  • Support clients with grant planning, proposals, and grant reporting, and coordinate and schedule referrals and training for nonprofit management.
  • Respond to additional client needs by providing resources, guidance, technical assistance, and support. Coordinate with colleagues to provide comprehensive fiscal sponsorship services for clients.
  • Schedule and plan client convenings and other program events.


  • Stay abreast of developments and resources in fiscal sponsorship
  • Participate as a collaborative, helpful member of the Capital Access
  • Other duties as assigned or required to meet organizational

Required Skills, Abilities and Attributes for the Emerging Organizations Program Consultant role includes:

  • Commitment to the mission, vision, values of Propel Nonprofits and the nonprofit
  • Commitment to infusing a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens in work process and product.
  • At least three years of experience in at least one area directly relevant to the position: grants management, fundraising, nonprofit program management, or evaluation.
  • Broad-based knowledge of nonprofit organizations and community
  • Comfort with grant writing best practices and experience writing or editing grant proposals.
  • Comfort working with budgets and financial
  • Excellent communications, project management, and organizational
  • Commitment to building strong Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Flexibility to work effectively both independently and in a team
  • Capacity to balance multiple priorities and projects.
  • Curiosity and aptitude for learning and gaining and sharing information and insights.
  • Previous experience with a startup or early-stage nonprofit is highly desirable.

Preferred Skills, Abilities and Attributes for the Strategic Services Consultant role includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

We offer excellent compensation and benefits, to include:

  • Annual salary range of $53,000-$63,000 per year DOE
  • 32 PTO Days per calendar year (prorated your first year)
  • 12 personal holidays per calendar year (prorated your first year)
  • Cell phone and internet reimbursement
  • $500 annual home office reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedule in a hybrid work environment
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Basic and Supplemental Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • 403b Retirement with Match


We recognize that qualified applicants will include a range of people who will each require different support in order to be successful. Propel operates with a remote/office hybrid environment and we are committed to making sure that each staff member has the technology and programs they need to be successful. If you have a cognitive or physical disability that requires accommodation or specific support, we will provide what is reasonable within the organization’s capacity.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Propel Nonprofits is a mandatory vaccination workplace, with proof of vaccination required as a condition of employment. Employees may request an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief. Reasonable accommodations may be granted where they do not cause Propel Nonprofits undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. New employees must be fully vaccinated or be granted an accommodation prior to beginning employment.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by Monday, October 24, 2022, to hiring@propelnonprofits.org. Please use the subject line “EO Program Consultant 2022”


Interested candidates are invited to schedule a call to discuss any questions about the position, qualifications, or organization. (A pre-application call is not required to apply.) Schedule a time with Laura Ciotti, Fiscal Sponsorship Manager, directly at https://calendly.com/lciotti.

Propel Nonprofits is an equal opportunity employer.

Download the job description as a pdf here.