Co-Directors will collaborate to:
In conjunction with the Co-Director, Executive Committee, NGO leaders, and other experts, conduct an inclusive and efficient process for developing a participatory grant-making model for regional grant-making in the Southeastern US (including but not limited to Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Virginia). This includes clarifying roles for staff, funders, fiscal sponsor, Executive Committee, and external partners and developing workflows and other systems.
Oversee a participatory grant-making process that will provide grants in one or more of three key areas:
Identify and establish the necessary partnerships and convene meetings as needed with NGO, policy, governmental, social movement, and philanthropic leaders to contribute maximum support for grantee partners. Develop and use data and knowledge to facilitate learning opportunities for funders and grant recipients. Represent the Fund in public venues and online, including social media.
The Fund’s Executive Committee is seeking a Co-Director with innovative thinking, an inclusive leadership style, and a genuine commitment to help shape, define, and lead a bold, unconventional, and mission-driven initiative.
The ideal candidate will thrive in a startup environment that affords a great deal of autonomy. This position will involve virtual meetings across time zones, and travel. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, communicative, and team-oriented and brings an energetic, flexible, and collaborative disposition.
There is a strong preference for the Co-Director to be based in the US Southeast, however the Fund will consider applications from candidates living elsewhere in the US.
Significant relevant work experience promoting systems change and commitment to justice. Exceptional organizational, oral and written communication skills are a must. Excellent listening skills, confidence, candor, a sense of humor, humility, energy, and a commitment to the Fund’s climate justice values are all essential characteristics for the role. Ability to travel up to 30-40% time.