CULTURE & CAREERS

We strive to create an open, honest and caring environment that fosters creativity, experimentation and success.

Change & Risk Management

Our Culture

We strive to create an environment where team members can thrive.

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We Believe

People work best when they are allowed to follow their intuition and bring their whole selves to work.

We Enact

We enact our beliefs through core principles and practices.

Core Principles

Be mindful.

We aspire to meaningful, respected and profitable work, and recognize that being mindful of individuals, the team, and realistic expectations is key.

Evidence trumps claims.

We believe that good decisions come from iteration and debate. When faced with choices, we favour evidence over claims.

Actions speak louder than words.

We place a high value on moving from words to action in a timely manner. Through action, we create magical moments to celebrate.

Core Practices

Empathy

We encourage team members to bring their whole selves to work - to interact with honest and mutual understanding. We invest the time to build emotional literacy and to foster a sense of shared ownership over our work.

  • Whole selves are welcome at work
  • Emotional literacy to understand other perspectives
  • Shared sense of ownership of our work
  • Invest time for relationship-building

Self-Management

We trust each team member to know how to complete their work best, and to seek advice, gather support and make decisions proactively. We champion continuous learning and flexibility, adapting our strategies as new lessons and challenges arise.

  • Both trustworthy and trusting
  • Proactive and adaptive to change
  • Autonomous but accountable
  • Anticipate long-term needs and trade-offs

Candor

We aspire to cultivate an environment that encourages openness and direct speech. Our team embraces self-awareness; we encourage acknowledging the feelings, motivations and thoughts behind our individual contributions.

  • Open-door policy: anyone should be able to talk to anyone
  • Be self-aware, because honesty starts with the self
  • Have frank conversations when something isn't working
  • Transparency empowers our work and cooperation

Daring

In a world where things are changing rapidly, learning constantly is vital to getting things right. Our team embraces agility over stagnancy, to deliver the best we can to philanthropy while minimizing risks.

  • Employ agile methodology and scrum to boost efficiency
  • Choose experimentation and learning over obsolescence
  • Innovate for long-term resiliency
  • Take strategic risks when necessary

We Are Inspired By

Our beliefs and practices evolve constantly as we encounter more brilliant ideas. Here are just a few:

Teal Organizations

“When trust is extended, it breeds responsibility in return. Emulation and peer pressure regulates the system better than hierarchy ever could.”

Scrum & Agile

“Scrum doesn’t have project managers. Instead, the team is empowered. They’re responsible for the outcome, and they can manage themselves. The classic project manager ‘boss’ of the team isn’t needed in Scrum.”

Systems Change

“The crisis of our time isn’t just a crisis of a single leader, organization, country, or conflict. The crisis of our time reveals the dying of an old social structure and way of thinking, an old way of institutionalizing and enacting collective social forms.”

Nurturing Creativity

“Getting the right people and the right chemistry is more important than getting the right idea.”

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Benefits & Perks

Comprehensive Benefits

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Each employee receives a comprehensive benefits package, including both stability and flexibility to meet you and your loved ones’ needs.

4 Weeks' Vacation

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For every full-time employee, regardless of your position.

Profit Sharing

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Grantbook commits 33% of net revenue every year to an employee profit-sharing bonus pool that is split equally among all employees regardless of position.

Personal Development Fund

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Build your own professional development plan, where we will accommodate and help fund any reasonable request.

Active Living Credit

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If you walk, ride your bike, or take public transit to get to work for at least 6 months of the year, we will buy you one monthly metro pass or give you a $150 gift card to a store that helps support your active lifestyle (e.g. MEC or a Bike Shop).

Flexible Work

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Need to work from home from time to time? Required to be closer to home periodically? Grantbook has flexible work arrangements to meet the needs of the modern household needs.

Volunteer Time

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If you volunteer at least 50 hours of your time with charities or nonprofits, we provide one day off.

B. Y. O. D.

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Our work place has a Bring in Your Own Device policy, where employees bring their own computers in to work on. We offer a stipend for your computer.

Family Leave

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Family comes first. If you have to take short or long-term leave, we make time with your family a priority.

Perks Coming Soon

This is the list of benefits that we are working hard to put into place in 2019:

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

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Grantbook is committed to establishing an employee stock ownership plan – in fact we are currently in the midst of establishing our policies, and all team members have input into the process.

Self-Management Framework

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Grantbook has always operated with a fairly flat organizational structure; however, we’ve learned that to be a truly effective self-managing teams, we need a framework. This is something we are currently working on.

Open Positions

Implementation Specialist

As an Implementation Specialist Grantbook, you’ll research, recommend, implement, and help integrate different cloud solutions for grants management, customer relationship management, and related functional areas that meet our foundation clients’ needs. You’ll work closely in cross-functional teams of 2-4, taking ownership over the technical details and implementation and/or integration pieces on multiple projects.

WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR

You are a self-motivated tech specialist who is equally adept at communicating with computers as you are at communicating with people. You don’t need to be a programmer, but you have a great grasp on how technology works. You might be great at system administration, cloud software configuration, integration, or data management... but your hidden talent is championing the user’s voice and explaining technology in simple terms.

Implementation Specialist

Who We Are

We are a fast-growing digital transformation firm (and Certified B Corp) with big dreams for the future of philanthropy. Our diverse and close-knit team of 16 techies and do-gooders work closely with foundations to help them unlock the full potential of their processes, teams, and technology so that they can do more good - even better.

We’ve worked with some of the world’s largest foundations, including the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Arnold Ventures, Tides USA, and The JW McConnell Foundation.

HOW WE WORK

We’re an ideal match if you seek autonomy, mastery, and purpose in your work. We take pride in our non-hierarchical work culture, where learning trumps ego. Active learning, self-management, and emotional maturity are core to how we do meaningful work together.

We live our values by designing a digitally and socially engaged workplace where policies are transparent, team members are empowered to make decisions about areas that affect them, and digital tools enable us to do our best work. This allows our team to have flexible hours and sometimes work remotely; we trust each other to be accountable and to get stuff done (see “How You’ll Benefit”, below).

Who You Are

You are a self-motivated tech specialist who is equally adept at communicating with computers as you are at communicating with people. You don’t need to be a programmer, but you have a great grasp on how technology works. You might be great at system administration, cloud software configuration, integration, or data management... but your hidden talent is championing the user’s voice and explaining technology in simple terms.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

At Grantbook, you’ll research, recommend, implement, and help integrate different cloud solutions for grants management, customer relationship management, and related functional areas that meet our foundation clients’ needs. You’ll work closely in cross-functional teams of 2-4, taking ownership over the technical details and implementation and/or integration pieces on multiple projects.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Work closely with project managers to serve as the technical lead on the implementation, setup and deployment of cloud solutions for clients. This includes:

  • Leading discovery meetings to map out business processes with clients, and translate it into requirements for systems that evaluate and rank applications.
  • Working with various form builders to create applicant-friendly application forms that balance user experience and data collection.
  • Setting up online portals for users to review and submit applications, reports and payments.
  • Automating emails and communications between the foundation and their applicants to streamline the grant approval process.
  • Building reports for foundation boards and directors to see where their funds are going, and where their impact is measuring against benchmarks.
  • Continuous testing, deployment and support of new features and changes to ensure systems are available and functioning for staff as intended.

Other primary responsibilities will include:

  • Using middleware tools like Zapier and Workato, build out API integrations between systems so that information flows across platforms and workflows seamlessly (if you’d like to learn or apply programming skills, you are welcome to do this with code as well!)
  • Support current-state audits and solution evaluations by gathering and documenting the functional requirements for new grantmaking systems and processes.
  • Complete data migrations and other data-related tasks as needed, including data audits, visualizations, cleansing, deduplication, and field mapping.
  • Produce and share client-specific training and documentation, including on-site training, video tutorials, and blog posts around technology best practices and processes.
  • Monitor technology adoption and provide enhancements as needed.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Provide feedback and help enhance Grantbook’s overall operations.
  • Support Grantbook’s marketing and sales efforts.
  • Have fun, work as a team, and "get it done".
  • Contribute to service innovation and development.
  • Share your knowledge with the rest of our team.
  • Co-create your own personal and professional development plan.
  • Occasional travel to client offices across North America.

What You Can Offer

  • 2-3 years of working with the implementation and technology adoption of cloud solutions, ideally in a grantmaking or nonprofit environment.
  • 2-3 years of data experience in a team setting.
  • High proficiency in the use of cloud solutions, such as G Suite, Office 365, Salesforce, Box, Dropbox, Smartsheet, Trello, IFTTT and Zapier.
  • Strong interest in developing an expertise in configuring grants management systems, such as Fluxx, GivingData, SurveyMonkey Apply, Salesforce and SmartSimple.
  • Prior experience and familiarity working with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and relational databases preferred.
  • Self-organizer and problem-solver, prepared to meet tight deadlines across multiple projects.
  • Able to translate technical information into plain English.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and a customer service oriented approach.

How You'll Benefit

SALARY & BENEFITS

You can expect annual compensation in the range of $58,765  - $76,395, including 4 weeks of paid vacation and a comprehensive benefits package. In addition, all team members at Grantbook participate equally in the employee bonus pool created from 33% of earnings from the previous year.

CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Although we’ve listed concrete responsibilities here, as a growing organization there are continual opportunities to learn and grow new kinds of work, whether it is developing a new skill set or bringing a new product/service offering to market. You, along with the rest of our team, will be key to driving our work forward.

Who You Are

You are a self-motivated tech specialist who is equally adept at communicating with computers as you are at communicating with people. You don’t need to be a programmer, but you have a great grasp on how technology works. You might be great at system administration, cloud software configuration, integration, or data management... but your hidden talent is championing the user’s voice and explaining technology in simple terms.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

At Grantbook, you’ll research, recommend, implement, and help integrate different cloud solutions for grants management, customer relationship management, and related functional areas that meet our foundation clients’ needs. You’ll work closely in cross-functional teams of 2-4, taking ownership over the technical details and implementation and/or integration pieces on multiple projects.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work closely with project managers to serve as the technical lead on the implementation, setup and deployment of cloud solutions for clients. This includes:
    • Leading discovery meetings to map out business processes with clients, and translate it into requirements for systems that evaluate and rank applications.
    • Working with various form builders to create applicant-friendly application forms that balance user experience and data collection.
    • Setting up online portals for users to review and submit applications, reports and payments.
    • Automating emails and communications between the foundation and their applicants to streamline the grant approval process.
    • Building reports for foundation boards and directors to see where their funds are going, and where their impact is measuring against benchmarks.
    • Continuous testing, deployment and support of new features and changes to ensure systems are available and functioning for staff as intended.
  • Using middleware tools like Zapier and Workato, build out API integrations between systems so that information flows across platforms and workflows seamlessly (if you’d like to learn or apply programming skills, you are welcome to do this with code as well!)
  • Support current-state audits and solution evaluations by gathering and documenting the functional requirements for new grantmaking systems and processes.
  • Complete data migrations and other data-related tasks as needed, including data audits, visualizations, cleansing, deduplication, and field mapping.
  • Produce and share client-specific training and documentation, including on-site training, video tutorials, and blog posts around technology best practices and processes.
  • Monitor technology adoption and provide enhancements as needed.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide feedback and help enhance Grantbook’s overall operations.
  • Support Grantbook’s marketing and sales efforts.
  • Have fun, work as a team, and "get it done".
  • Contribute to service innovation and development.
  • Share your knowledge with the rest of our team.
  • Co-create your own personal and professional development plan.
  • Occasional travel to client offices across North America.

What You Can Offer

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