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Intersection Action Plan

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Intersection for the Arts is San Francisco’s oldest alternative art space and presents challenging new works in literature, theater, visual and interdisciplinary arts. We provide the community with a place where provocative ideas, diverse art forms, artists and audiences can intersect one another. We offer a space to perform and exhibit, programs of technical and financial assistance, and a point of view that encourages vision, risk-taking and discovery. Intersection is an art space where experimentation and risk are still possible, where debate and critical inquiry are embraced, and where community is essential.

About Us

Intersection for the Arts is a bedrock Bay Area arts nonprofit that’s dedicated to helping artists grow. Through vital resources, including fiscal sponsorship, low-cost coworking and event space, and professional development programs, we empower people to continue creating, thinking big, and taking weird and wonderful risks.
We believe art and culture are necessary elements of wellbeing. That’s why we serve people working in the arts—from artists to educators to administrators to funders.
We take the stance that artists should be at the top of the systems that were originally created to support their work. Art institutions would not exist but for artists’ creativity, sweat, blood, tears, and enormously generous hearts. We support those who take matters into their own capable hands and make their own opportunities. We stand by artists every day in their efforts to make our communities better, healthier, more exciting and dynamic places to live our lives.





Serve our community of artists and cultural workers and their respective communities in turn;
Approach our work with passion, driven by the belief in the transformative, healing, and unifying power of arts;
Act with transparency and professionalism in all matters of our organization;
Reflect the diversity that makes the Bay Area arts sector so vibrant, compassionate, and innovative;
Ensure the equity, inclusivity, and accessibility of our services and programs;
Connect artists with resources and professional networks;
Provide programs that are known for their rigor and that propel and challenge the arts sector to grow; and
Find humor in every challenging situation.

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📝 Grants Manager Job Description Full Text

Job Description
Position Overview
This position oversees the lifecycle of grants for Intersection’s fiscally sponsored members and for Intersection’s core operations. The Grants Manager represents Intersection for the Arts in relationships with funders and works closely with the Membership Manager to process, track, and report on grant activities and financials for fiscally sponsored members.
Organizational Overview
Intersection for the Arts is a bedrock Bay Area non-profit organization that has been empowering artists for 58 years. A deeply committed team supports the work of our 170+ fiscally sponsored and larger community of artists and cultural workers by delivering a suite of personalized services including fiscal sponsorship, professional development, space rental, and public programming opportunities.
About Fiscal Sponsorship
Fiscal Sponsorship is a partnership in which a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (“the fiscal sponsor organization”) sponsors a project so that it can access grants and tax-deductible contributions.
Additional services to Intersection’s fiscally sponsored projects include: dedicated support staff, fundraising platforms, grant reviews, bookkeeping and financial reporting, tax filing and issuance of 1099s, HR and payroll services, discounted rates on professional development courses and coaching, discounted rates on space rentals, a suite of arts business resources, and promotion on our social media.
Responsibilities, Duties, & Oversight
Maintaining an annual grants calendar
Notifying members of upcoming grant application deadlines and requirements
Providing members with information and documentation needed to apply for grants
Coordinating with Intersection’s Grant Specialist on writing grants for Intersection’s core operations and on Grant Reviews for members
Communication with grantors and grant program managers
Reviewing and signing grant contracts for Intersection and for fiscally sponsored members
Classifying and tracking grants within Salesforce
Tracking grant periods and reporting dates for Intersection and Members
Monitoring grant spending and release of funds
Assisting members with spending plans and budget oversight
Training members to use grant tracking tools
Ensuring compliance with City and State ordinances required by government contracts
Assisting members with final grant reporting requirements and financials
Desired Skill Sets
Microsoft Word, Excel, G-Suite / Google Docs
Quickbooks Online and Salesforce (willingness to learn)
Proficient in basic math skills
Excellent communication skills
Excellent customer service skills
Knowledge of nonprofit finance, grants, and program budgets
The Ideal Candidate
Works great with a small team
Flexible and able to prioritize duties and manage oneself effectively
Highly organized, methodical and attentive to details
Works well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Is committed to providing exceptional customer service to our fiscally sponsored members
Some knowledge of finance and arts administration experience is a plus
Knowledge of the Bay Area nonprofit funding environment is a benefit
Reports to: Executive Co-Director of Finance & Operations
Oversees: Membership Manager
Job Status: 40 hours per week, full time exempt
Schedule: Hybrid (remote/in-person), requires two days in-office
To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to
Timeline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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