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Capacity Building Manager (Tipping Point Community)

Company Name

Tipping Point Community

Company City

San Francisco

Company State


Job Location

Hybrid, Bay Area

Company Information

Tipping Point finds, funds, and strengthens the most promising poverty-fighting solutions so one day everyone in the Bay Area can prosper. Since 2005, Tipping Point has invested over $412 million in the community to support organizations, advance policies, and develop new ideas to increase economic opportunity. Last year, our investments funded life-changing services in housing, early childhood, education, and employment for more than 100,000 of our neighbors across the Bay Area. Our Board covers 100% of our operating costs, so every dollar donated goes where it’s needed most. Visit to learn more.


Tipping Point’s core values are at the heart of everything we do and we look for individuals who share our commitments:

  • We cultivate community because we know we are more powerful together.
  • We practice gratitude.
  • We hold ourselves accountable to achieving impact for and with the communities we serve.
  • We relentlessly pursue equity because one’s background and identities should not predetermine one’s opportunities.

Job Description

All organizations evolve over time, but in the nonprofit space, there are very few resources to support their growth for maximum impact. Tipping Point’s Capacity Building Team provides financial and strategic partnerships, building trusted relationships with grantees to support where they are today and help them unlock their full potential so more individuals can move from poverty to prosperity.

The Capacity Building Manager plays a critical role within the Program Team’s work to help grantee partners maximize their impact in their community. Through organizational assessment and consultative relationships with grantee leaders, the Capacity Building Manager works with organizations and the Tipping Point Program Team to understand and address our grantees’ most promising areas for investment and growth and match them with resources to build their internal organizational capacity.

This role provides both a strategic lens to organizational development and strengthening systems and the project management required to source and select vendors to support grantee partners.

This position reports to the Capacity Building Director and is part of the Grantmaking and Capacity Building Team.

Capacity Building

  • Manage existing and develop new services for grantees, including workshops, cohort/peer learning offerings.
  • Work with Senior Program Officers and grantee leadership to assess the strengths and needs of each grantee organization in the Early Childhood area.
  • Utilize the Organizational Strengths Assessment as a platform for discussions with grantees and an analysis tool to identify broader portfolio opportunities.
  • Provide customized support for grantees that aligns with their stage of organizational development (e.g., create supports that fit the unique organizational challenges and bandwidth concerns of early-stage nonprofits) by scoping projects and matching with resources (e.g., financial support/consultants).
  • Research available resources, including existing consultants or pro-bono partners, prospective consultants or pro-bono partners, and experts in the field; vet appropriate prospective providers for new projects.
  • Provide project management across several active capacity building projects at once, ensuring both strong relationships with grantee partners and vendors while tracking deliverables, budgets, and outcomes.
  • Support grantee organizations both at the individual organization unit and across grantees at a network/system level.
  • With the Impact Team, utilize evaluation tools to understand how delivering capacity building offerings leads to grantee organizational growth and greater client impact.

Vendor Relationship Management

  • Conduct regular meetings with consultants or pro-bono partners to define a strong Scope of Work and deliverables and ensure strong collaborations and effective engagement with grantee organizations.
  • Collaborate with the Capacity Building Team to set consultant or pro-bono partner recruitment priorities and targets.
  • Maintain strong vendor networks to ensure the broad array of capacity needs among our grantees are supported by effective vendors.

Management + Leadership

  • Own key capacity building initiatives as determined by CB Director (e.g., manage Tipping Point’s cohort offerings in policy, advocacy, and narrative change).
  • Identify trends and project future topics where targeted and focused capacity building will aid our grantees to address new and emerging challenges and/or optimize emerging opportunities; this area of work requires strategic leadership and case-making to build support and identify resources.
  • In partnership with the Events and Communications Teams, design and deliver capacity building events for grantees (e.g., Executive Summit – an annual daylong conference for nonprofit leaders in the portfolio).
  • Work with the Impact Team to develop and refine internal tools to enable Tipping Point’s Impact Team to measure the impact of our capacity building investments.
  • Closely collaborate with Senior Program Officers and Learning + Evaluation Managers to drive toward three-year investment area targets and analyze the long-term impact of capacity building offerings.

All other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

What qualifications are we looking for?

In addition to our core values, Tipping Point staff exhibit four core competencies: flexibility, exceptional communication skills, ability to work well on a team, and the ability to continuously problem solve in the face of challenges.

Additionally, the Capacity Building Manager must have:

  • Sustained relevant professional experience with a proven track record in organizational/systems development.
  • Leadership experience with policy /advocacy or narrative change nonprofit(s).
  • The ability to quickly understand organizational and systems-level needs and opportunities, including assets, strengths, and challenges.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, a willingness to take risks, and the ability to address complex issues creatively and effectively.
  • Results orientation with a commitment to establishing and executing goals.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders (e.g., grantees, partners, colleagues, and donors).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and comfortable communicating in different formats to various audiences.
  • Advanced organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and experience in developing and maintaining systems and processes.
  • The flexibility to prioritize, manage multiple competing priorities, and thrive in a constantly evolving environment.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Salary + Classification

Tipping Point is committed to paying competitive wages. In an effort to increase equity, because we know that salary negotiations tend to have an unfair bias, we do not participate in a salary negotiation process for any candidate. We will make our best offer, and it will be the same regardless of the candidate. The annual starting salary for the Capacity Building Manager role is $128,773. This position meets the exemption requirements as defined by state and federal law. Exempt employees are paid on a salaried basis, and their salary is intended to constitute their entire regular compensation, regardless of the number of hours they work; therefore, exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay.

Hybrid Work Environment

Tipping Point is committed to the safety of our staff and to facilitating connection and community with one another. While we were remote for almost two years, we are a highly in-person culture and have moved into a hybrid work environment. While managers have some discretion over the schedule, teams are generally expected to be in person Tuesday-Thursdays. All other days staff may choose to work in the office or remotely. Please note that in a constantly changing environment, Tipping Point may adjust this arrangement as it sees the need to.

Vaccine Policy

Tipping Point is committed to providing our staff with a safe work environment and helping to promote the health of our community. As such, Tipping Point will require all employees to confidentially show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, unless they are unable to receive the vaccine because of a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII, and applicable state laws, Tipping Point is prepared to make reasonable accommodations for employees who (1) cannot take the vaccine due to a medical disability or (2) seek an exemption from the vaccine based on sincerely held religious beliefs.

How to Apply

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We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Tipping Point will consider qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Tipping Point accepts applications on a rolling basis; if the position is still posted on our website, we are still accepting and giving equal consideration to applications.

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