Developer Grants Coordinator

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About the Filecoin FoundationThe Filecoin Foundation (FF) is an independent organization that facilitates governance of the Filecoin network, funds critical development projects, supports the growth of the Filecoin ecosystem, and advocates for Filecoin and the decentralized web. In 2017, the creators of Filecoin envisioned that an independent Filecoin Foundation would serve as the long-term governance body for the Filecoin Ecosystem. They gave the Foundation the mandate to “grow an open ecosystem for decentralized storage” and to “give developers an open and sustainable platform to build, enhance and monetize those services.” They wanted the Foundation to be modeled on Foundations for other open source projects like the Apache Software Foundation, the Mozilla Foundation and the Linux Foundation. The Filecoin Foundation operates independently of Protocol Labs, the organization that designed and built the Filecoin network. As a member of our early-stage team, you will have the opportunity to help define our growth as the organization scales. This is a full-time position, remote from anywhere in the world.
Job DescriptionThe Developer Grants program is a core program of Filecoin Foundation, aiming to award $350,000 every quarter for work to improve the Filecoin network and widen its functionality. These grants engage community members and fund the development of features and applications on the Filecoin network. Your role will be to act as the bridge between different parts of the organization, ensuring that the entire grant process runs smoothly, grantees are well supported, and no communication is dropped throughout the life of each grant. You will work closely with the Program Manager for Developer Grants and the Developer Advocate to onboard and guide development teams. You will work cross-functionally with finance, communications, and other teams to ensure that all payments are made and all milestones celebrated. You will also assist with grantee recruitment and community management. This would be an ideal position for someone who is highly detailed oriented, skilled at different modes of communication, and interested in becoming more involved in the Filecoin and IPFS ecosystems.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the proposal intake process: ensure that all proposals are complete and ready for review by the granting committee, coordinate meetings and reviews of proposals
  • Ensure that all aspects of grant process happen on time and no balls are dropped
  • Manage the contracting process: ensure contracts are complete and correct
  • Coordinate communication with grantees: ensure that grantees understand the grant process and lifecycle, that they have the resources that they need, and that their concerns are communicated back to the rest of the grants team
  • Ensure smooth coordination between the grants working group, legal, finance, communications, and other functions
  • Assist with grantee recruitment: maintain contact database of potential grantees, research potential grantees and events

Your Profile

  • 2 years of experience in an operational role or program coordination
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly detail oriented
  • Good written and oral communication, comfort around technical conversations
  • Ability to prioritize multiple workstreams at different stages
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively with developers from a variety of backgrounds
  • Proficiency with Github
  • Passion for the decentralized web and information access
  • Open-source software familiarity preferred
Job perks/benefits: Team events
Job region(s): Worldwide/Anywhere
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