Director of Vibrancy Funds

The New Sun Rising

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The Director of Vibrancy Funds is responsible for the effectiveness and compliance of the financial operations of the organization. Responsibilities of the position will include directing and implementing financial operations at the strategic, managerial, and transactional levels; including support staff management, process monitoring and improvement, and day-to-day operations related to the organization’s integrated capital portfolio (fiscal sponsorship, grants, loans, awards, debt security, and equity).  Making funding more accessible is one of New Sun Rising’s primary goals and therefore has identified this position as key to our future growth and impact. This brand new position blends a need for strategy and ingenuity along with sound financial management practices and people support skills.


New Sun Rising (NSR) envisions empowered communities that equitably and sustainably contribute to the growth of people, places, and ideas.  We pursue this vision by strengthening nonprofits, social enterprises, and collaborations through capacity building, accessible funding, and data + creative advocacy services.  NSR recognizes that not all people and places enjoy the same level of access to the information, technology, and networks necessary to increase their impact.   Our support helps disinvested communities to organize and build power that promotes regenerative, net positive development.

New Sun Rising invests resources through strategies in the Vibrant Communities Framework which reflect our core values of promoting an equitable + inclusive society, through adaptive processes, and asset-based practices.  We help people to create a positive impact by strengthening culture, promoting sustainability, and creating opportunity, as measured and coordinated through the Sustainable Development Goals.  The Director of Vibrancy Funds will lead initiatives to support New Sun Rising and our clients in order to make progress towards all 17 of these goals.

As a small, committed team with four full time employees, three part-time employees, nine board members, and over one hundred project contractors, New Sun Rising stands out as an innovative, risk tolerant, learning organization.  We prioritize the needs of our partners and clients, encourage creative approaches to problem solving which honor individual experiences, and do our best to keep it real.


The Director of Vibrancy Funds will oversee and implement the following activities.


  • Leading the administration of Vibrancy Funds’ loans, grants, and awards, including fiscal sponsorship
  • Establishing and maintaining financial control processes
  • Directing financial staff team activities, including Office Administrator, bookkeeper, accountant, and shared Director of Finance (CBO Collaborative)
  • Supporting annual audit and tax return preparation
  • Developing and implementing the Vibrant Communities  investment thesis
  • Working with legal departments on any matters that occur
  • Monitoring and reporting on programs and outcomes
  • Researching and identifying socioeconomic and industry trends to inform strategic initiatives
  • Forming organizational partnerships to support strategic goals
  • Analyzing financial operations to evaluate performance in meeting objectives or to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change
  • Coordinating and supporting Board committee activities
  • Supporting the Executive Director to coordinate financial or budget activities to fund operations, evaluate return on investment, monitor performance or increase efficiency related to organizational, departmental, and programmatic financial targets


  • Mentoring and advising nonprofit, social enterprise, and collaborative leaders
  • Supporting clients with capacity building services including planning, resources, connectivity, and identity
  • Supporting fundraising activities, including possible grant research and writing
  • Planning and delivering educational workshops
  • Surveying and reporting client satisfaction

Team (all)

  • Following established organizational processes, policies, and procedures
  • Supporting program content creation, outreach, and implementation across all departments
  • Developing income opportunities which increase financial sustainability
  • Supporting the Executive Director in activities which fulfill our mission
  • Additional duties as assigned


The Director of Vibrancy Funds will be thoroughly committed to New Sun Rising’s mission, vision, core values, goals, and culture. Competitive candidates will have proven experience in supporting and leading related funding and financing services. Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a combination of related work experience
  • Experience developing and managing operational strategies and models for nonprofit funding and financial (3 years minimum)
  • Understanding the development of diverse revenue streams, including earned income, grants, crowdfunding, investments, and loans
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing financial support staff and teams
  • Ability to engage, collaborate, and work effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Personal characteristics including: Adaptive, resilient, entrepreneurial, positive, self-directed, solution oriented, passionate, integrity, community focused
  • Demonstrated commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


  • $70,000 to $80,000 annual salary range (paid bi-weekly)
  • 10 days PTO annually (includes vacation, sick, and personal time)
  • 8 days off for observed holidays (New Year’s Day, MLK Day (flex), Easter (flex), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas)
  • Employer sponsored health (UPMC Health Plan), dental, vision, and long term disability coverage (with employee contribution)
  • Professional Development Fund ($1,000 annually)
  • Technology Stipend ($300 once per employee)
  • Hybrid and flexible work environment

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