Non-Profit Program Officer, Economic Justice

Moraga, CA

Foundation Profile:

Y&H Soda Foundation has deep roots in the East Bay, where our founders lived and worked. Based on their intent and legacy, our grant-making has focused on improving the lives of low-income residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Initially, the Foundation funded a variety of non-profit organizations doing exceptional work in our communities. However, starting in 2010, we became more focused in our efforts, primarily partnering with organizations helping families earn a living wage, save for the future and become active community participants. Recent events have driven us to reimagine our work and how best to support low-income people of the East Bay, with a focus on people of color and immigrants. Based on our founders’ values and Catholic Social Teaching, we are striving to create an equitable region where everyone thrives, belongs, contributes to the common good and participates in shaping the future. We recently completed a new strategic plan that centers equity at the core of all that we do. As we work to advance equity in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, we will focus our resources going forward in two areas: Economic Justice and Immigrant Rights and Inclusion.

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Program Officer of Immigrant Rights and Inclusion, the Program Officer (PO) for Economic Justice plays a critical role within the Foundation’s small, hard-working, results-oriented team. This position advances the Foundation’s goals in economic justice, by researching potential grantees, assessing alignment and preparing written and oral recommendations on grant proposals to the CEO and Board of Directors.  The PO will possess strong analytical and presentation skills to inform relevant parties on key demographic and economic justice issues related to the Foundation’s impact goals.  Equally important is that the PO exemplifies a professional and positive team spirit, with enthusiasm and report for the history and work of the Foundation.

Duties/ Responsibilities:


Responsible for reviewing grant proposals, grant reports, conducting site visits, evaluating, and recommending grants to the Board of Directors, under the direction of the CEO;

Provide exceptional support to applicants and grantees to facilitate their grant requests and reports on the Foundation’s online system;

Develop and maintain a current pipeline of prospective grants; monitor budget commitments to ensure annual program and payout goals are successfully met;

Conduct research, analysis and write strategy papers for key foundation priorities initiatives and emerging issues;

Partner with the Immigrant Rights Program Officer to identify and develop funding opportunities at the intersection of both program areas. 

Grants Management:

Work closely with administrative staff to ensure monitoring and management of grants awarded and online inquiries are streamlined;

Utilize electronic grant management system to maintain grant database and ensure that all grant documentation is complete, accurate and current;

Review grant agreements, award and payment letters, process grant reports, manage payment schedules and respond to applicant inquiries by phone and e-mail.

External Leadership:

Plan and conduct convenings of grantees, topical experts and key stakeholders to advance grantmaking goals, as needed;

Work effectively and collegially with a diverse community of non-profit organizations, including culturally, racially and language diverse organizations.

Internal Leadership and Support: 

Support CEO in planning and coordinating Foundation Board meetings, to include conducting research, preparing framing comments and writing meeting summaries for CEO reports to the Board;

Actively participate in a culture of learning within the organization and professional development to include identifying opportunities to improve the grant-making process;

Be committed to the Foundation’s mission and values and modeling those values internally and externally;

Contribute to the Foundation’s racial equity work and foster a culture of diversity and collaboration;

Provide general administrative support in this small office environment where everyone pitches in as needed.


Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline; at least 5 years of professional experience as a practitioner and/or grant maker in the field of economic justice and inclusion, preferred; or relevant experience can be substituted for formal education;

Previous experience/knowledge working in diverse immigrant and low-income communities;

Ability to coach, support and provide technical assistance to grantees, as needed;

Ability to analyze financial statements and determine financial health of grant applicant organizations;

Proficiency in the MS Office suite of products; familiarity grant management and database software;

Exemplary oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;

Astute organizational, time management, attention to detail, accuracy, multi-tasking, problem-solving and leadership skills;

Ability to work well alone and within a small team environment.


$120K annual base salary, for this full-time exempt position


Health, dental, vision insurance paid at 80% of the employee’s premiums and 60% of the employee’s dependents;

Life and long-term disability insurance paid 100% for the employee;

401(K) with a 5% annual company match and 10% unmatched by the company (total of 15%annually), which is fully vested after 3 years;

Paid vacation accrued from start date at a rate of 1.33 on a monthly basis up to 16 days annually; increasing to 21 days in years 2 – 5; increasing to 26 days in year 6;

Paid sick time accrued from start date at a rate of .83 per month and capped up to 30 days annually.

Working Hours:

9:00AM –5:30PM Monday through Friday


Moraga, CA  - 100% in office through the training period, then hybrid working at least 3 days per week in the office, including Mondays and Thursdays.