Co-Director

AWID - Gender and Climate Justice Funding Initiative

US Southeast

Job Responsibilities

Co-Lead Organizational Strategy and Vision

Co-Directors will collaborate to:

  • Set broad organizational strategy and annual goals and track progress;
  • Liaise with the Executive Committee and fiscal sponsor;
  • Develop and manage a sustainable leaders program (with the possibility of hiring consultants and/or staff support), at both national and regional levels;
  • Develop and manage a narrative and culture shift program (likely through a set of grants to culture-focused organizations), which will be run at both national and regional levels;
  • Develop communications materials about the impact of grantee partners’ work and educational materials for funders about the importance of funding at this nexus;
  • Co-Directors will meet on a regular basis via phone, video, and in person.

Lead Design Process for Participatory Grant-making Model

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.

Manage Regional Grant-Making Process

Oversee a participatory grant-making process that will provide grants in one or more of three key areas:

  • Supporting the sustainable leadership and resiliency of climate justice leaders and amplifying their power and perspectives;
  • Supporting organizations that conduct advocacy and movement-building to enact local, state, and national policies and other solutions that prevent and/or reduce global warming emissions and promote resilience, while also building power, health, and well-being for those most impacted;
  • Supporting communications to shift narratives and generate cultural change in support of climate justice;
  • Set and meet annual grant-making goals. Track and report on the collective impact of grants portfolios.

Engage with Key Partners and Represent the Fund

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.

Ideal Candidate

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.

Candidates must have

  • Significant expertise in the US climate justice, gender justice, and/or racial justice sectors;
  • Superb intercultural communication and collaboration skills; and
  • Experience with social movements, grassroots organizing, political campaigning, and/or the progressive NGO sector in the Southeast;
  • Experience in philanthropy is a plus, but not required.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

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.

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