Senior Associate, Grants and Finance

Mighty Earth, a global environmental advocacy non-profit organization, is accepting applications for a Grants and Administrative Senior Associate. We’re looking for a talented and highly-organized individual to support our organization’s grant management and financial compliance. You will play a crucial role in ensuring our environmental campaigns and programs are both adequately funded and operationally sound so that we can achieve maximum impact for the planet and all life that depends on it.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Facilitating our grant management, reporting and compliance.
  • Supporting the Senior Director of Finance and Grants and project directors to provide accurate and timely information for accounting and compliance with donor, federal and state requirements.
  • Collaborating with the leadership team, development staff and project directors to create and ensure implementation of budgets for new grants. 
  • Working with the Senior Director of Finance and Grants to provide ongoing analysis of spending to help project directors make efficient and effective use of budgets. 
  • Supervising documentation of expenditures including contracts, personnel hours and expense reports. 
  • Ensuring grantmaking and contracting is done in compliance with requirements.
  • Supporting and helping to coordinate audit processes with external auditors. 
  • Other administrative support as needed.

Who You Are

Required qualifications:

  • You have familiarity with grant-making, funder compliance, and grant reporting.
  • You have a minimum of three years of professional experience.
  • You enjoy working with numbers and are confident in programs like Excel.
  • You live and breathe details and are highly organized. You are tenacious and see projects through.  
  • You work well on a deadline and can focus on priorities, but also adjust and adapt as necessary in changing situations. You can switch between different projects and tasks on short notice and with grace.
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills. You are happy to pick up the phone to call a colleague or walk into their office to sort out an issue and solve problems.
  • You work well with other people and are a team player; you also know how to “manage up” across working and management styles.
  • You have experience with and comfort working with people from a variety of backgrounds, including different ethnic, racial, sexual, and religious orientations. 
  • You can get up to speed quickly on new programs and technology as needed. We use Microsoft Office, Expensify, Harvest,, and QuickBooks, among others.

Preferred Qualifications

  • You have a passion for environmental and social justice issues.
  • You have financial experience including working with a budget and balance sheets.
  • You have experience handling confidential information including payroll information.
  • You speak Spanish or have other language skills.

Who we are: Mighty Earth – Never Impossible

Mighty Earth is a global advocacy organization working to defend a living planet. We are obsessed with impact: Our goal is to protect half of Earth for Nature and secure a climate that allows life to flourish. We aspire to be the most effective environmental organization in the world.

Through our proven “perfect storm” model of driving change, we have played a leading role in persuading the world’s largest food and agriculture companies to act against deforestation land-grabbing human rights abuse, and driven adoption of multi-billion-dollar shifts to clean energy. We work to support Indigenous communities, communities of color, and low-income communities through these efforts.

Read more about our approach and our campaign in the following resources;

Fomenting a “Perfect Storm” to push companies to change (Mongabay).

How Pressuring Corporations Can Save the Amazon from Destruction (Yale Environment 360)

More about our team: Mighty Earth is made up of people from various backgrounds including people with background in non-profit organizations, election campaigns, government, the private sector, and legislative offices, at a range of experience levels. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming place for people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, parents, empty-nesters, and more.

Approach and Culture:

Consistent with our obsession with impact, Mighty Earth is results-focused, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and nimble – and we seek candidates who are excited to work in that culture. While remaining true to our public interest mission and commitment to movement-building, we’ve sought to apply the best of business to our organization. A resource that has informed our approach to culture is the book No Rules Rules and the famous Netflix culture deck.

Details: This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. You will report to our Senior Director, Finance and Grants.

Application Deadline: Please submit your application as soon as possible. Please include a thoughtful cover letter which speaks to our mission and demonstrates your writing abilities and also let us know where you heard about the job. 

Compensation and benefits: This is a full-time position. The annual pay range is $60-$75,000, with exact pay depending on experience. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact Jeanne-Marie at [email protected]

Mighty Earth is an equal opportunity employer; we strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.