Coordinator (UPDATED DESCRIPTION)

(UPDATED DESCRIPTION)

AFI Seeks Coordinator Starting Spring/Summer 2021.

ABOUT AFI

Led by immigration and human rights attorneys, Artistic Freedom Initiative (AFI) facilitates pro bono immigration representation and resettlement assistance for international artists who are persecuted or censored.

Dedicated to safeguarding the right to artistic freedom, AFI was founded on the notion that artists are uniquely situated to positively and powerfully effect change, provided their voices can be heard. As artists are increasingly censored, imprisoned, restricted from moving freely across borders, tortured, or even killed, it is more critical than ever that we safeguard the right to artistic freedom and zealously champion the courageous artists who exercise it.

To this end, AFI directly assists artists who have experienced persecution, censorship, or other restrictions on their freedom of expression, and supports artists who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing progressive social change and fundamental human rights.

We work with immigrant artists to champion art produced in exile, advance creative cultural exchange, improve conditions for artists in their home countries, and safeguard their ability to express themselves creatively through the arts.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

AFI seeks a full-time Coordinator to provide critical administrative, operations, and programmatic support towards executing our mission. We are looking for a highly-motivated, resourceful, detail oriented, articulate, versatile, and socially conscious individual to join our team. The ideal candidate is committed to human rights and the arts, is creative, self-driven, and possesses an entrepreneurial spirit. Many of our programs and initiatives during summer 2021 and fall 2022 will have a specific focus on Latin America. As such, candidates with lived or academic experience in the region will be prioritized.

This is an entry-level position with potential to grow as the organization expands. The Coordinator will report to the Director of Programs.

AFI staff members are currently working remotely, but we will be moving towards a hybrid in-person/remote model in the coming months. Candidates should be based in, or willing to relocate to, the New York City area.

Assist the Director of Programs and Programs Associate in the following:

Provide administrative and operations support in day to day running of the nonprofit
Provide programmatic and administrative support for AFI programs, advocacy initiatives, and events
Conduct desk research and compile research memos on various topics related to the suppression of artistic freedom globally, with particular emphasis on the suppression of artistic freedom in Latin America
Manage digital filing and data management systems on DropBox and Google Drive
Manage record keeping of AFI’s artist roster and pro bono services provided
Manage accounting through QuickBooks, including bill payment, donations, receipts and invoices
Copywriting and copy editing for website, social media, and white papers

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Undergraduate degree required
Demonstrated commitment to advancing human rights
Highly organized and extremely detail oriented
Self-motivated and resourceful
Works well independently and as part of a small team
Ability to communicate effectively and to present information in a concise and organized fashion in both oral and written forms
Demonstrated ability to multitask, track timelines and deadlines, and prioritize projects in a fast-paced environment

PREFERRED
Work experience preferred, especially in small nonprofit setting
International experience a plus (particularly that in Latin America)
Strong command of a foreign language a plus (Spanish and Portuguese are particularly desirable)
Familiarity with Quickbooks, Dropbox, Canva, DropBox, WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite preferred

JOB TYPE: Full-time.

SALARY: $38,000 – $42,000

Please apply by sending a single PDF document, containing a cover letter and resume, and saved as “Last Name, First Name: Coordinator Application” to ashley@artisticfreedominitiative.org and sofia@artisticfreedominitiative.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Program Officer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Program Officer — Global Programs
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation (STBF) is a private grantmaking foundation based in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. We work towards a world in which every person controls their reproduction and all reproductive decisions are treated with dignity and respect. Toward this end, our core mission is to prevent unintended pregnancy and ensure access to safe abortion.
Position Title: Program Officer
Reports To: Senior Program Officer
Job Location: Kigali, Rwanda or Omaha, NE, US
Classification: Exempt

Background | STBF’s Global Programs (GP) strategy invests in sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. At the core of our strategy is the central tenet that our funding will lead to permanent change: We want our funding to help build the systems, organizations, and institutions that will outlive our grantmaking, so that women and girls will continue to receive services when our funding comes to an end. In order to deliver on this ambitious strategy, the GP team is expanding thoughtfully, adding strategic and grants management capacity in key areas. Compared to the size of its grant-making, the GP team is small in staff size, though growing globally. We aim to identify opportunities for impact by questioning, piloting, reflecting, learning, and putting learned information to effective use. We are not afraid to fail or change our approach in light of new learnings. We regard our investments as partnerships and regard our grantees as our partners.

Position Description | The primary role of the Program Officer (PO) is to work closely with and under the guidance of the Senior Program Officer (SPO) to manage a dynamic portfolio of grants. The PO will play a critical role in taking on end-to-end grant management which will enable the SPO to focus more fully on strategy research and development. The role of the PO is also to provide appropriate thought partnership and support in ongoing strategy development and implementation. They will demonstrate nimbleness, able to pivot and adapt easily to play a continually integral role on a dynamic global team. They will work in alignment with SPO(s) on all aspects of work, demonstrating strong judgment and trustworthiness in stewarding grantee and other relationships on behalf of the foundation. The PO sees themselves as a leader who embraces the opportunity to positively contribute to the team — through curiosity, humility, empathy, and humor — in all facets of their work.

The Ideal Candidate | This position is right for you if you are:

● Adaptable with a good sense of humor | You keep sight of the end-goal but are flexible in how that is achieved, understanding where there are limitations and finding creative approaches to surmount them. You aren’t out for ownership and credit, but to facilitate a smooth and results-driven workflow to serve the mission. You are skilled in
managing up and sideways and do so with ease. You see yourself in service to the mission always, and as part of a team working to realize an ambitious vision.

● Thrive in complexity and ambiguity | You are comfortable in the grey, and can find ways to take meaningful steps forward toward clarity amidst a changing backdrop. You seek clarity and guidance when needed, yet remain solutions-oriented and self-directed. You aim to create clarity, not add to complexity. You respond easily to changes in direction, and you even anticipate them.
● An effective communicator | You take the time to listen actively and understand the value of diverse ideas and opinions. You know that individuals give and receive messages differently and, therefore, adjust your communication tactics — regarding content, technique, and tone — to land your ideas effectively in a global and remote team. You are committed to transparency and visibility to ensure alignment with the SPO and other team members as needed, and to support an effective, collaborative team. You remain aware of cultural context and power dynamics, thoughtfully communicating to bring others in and along — even in hard conversations.
● A strategic, critical thinker | You are able to adjust your lens of analysis based on strategic priorities as directed. You are able to keep the big picture in mind, but bring a critical analysis lens to assess how a particular investment or approach maps to it. You are able to break down a complex vision into actionable steps, translating strategy into grants management and coordination. You balance your bias for action with a need for reflection time to consider how to maximize the opportunity before you.
● A leader | You are self-aware — embracing continuous learning and leveraging your ability to influence. You understand that energy — positive and negative — is contagious and work to consciously create collaborative and inclusive working dynamics. You seek feedback from others and look for opportunities to develop yourself, as well as coach and mentor others.
Responsibilities | Primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Grants Management
● Coordinate administration of grants in alignment with STBF policies and bring a highly organized, proactive systems approach to tracking and managing grants
● Manage ongoing grant performance through conversations, review of progress narratives and budgets, and in-person visits (as applicable), and communicate aligned guidance and feedback on behalf of the foundation
● Provide range of flexible and responsive support to current and prospective grantees through thoughtful, timely communication
● Represent the Foundation thoughtfully to past, present, and potential grantee partners, and other donors and stakeholders, both internally and externally
Support Strategy Implementation
● Collaborate and support on ongoing development, management, analysis, and refinement of strategy across the advocacy portfolio as needed
● Participate in introductory and scoping calls with other donors, external partners, and potential grantees to undertake due diligence or scoping
Team Leader
● Exhibit a growth mindset, bringing positivity, creativity, and a commitment to continuous learning to the team
● Enthusiasm for collaboration and shared learning, mentoring and being mentored
● Humility in commitment to leveraging your unique strengths and insights toward a greater vision for impact
Qualifications | Skills and knowledge the candidate must possess:
● ~5-10 years of relevant professional experience
● Strong background in global health and development, preferably sexual and reproductive health and rights, in low-resource settings
● Excellent relationship manager, with a track record of fostering and maintaining trusting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
● Excellent communicator who is responsive, thoughtful, culturally humble, and able to convey complex content in clear ways to a range of audiences
● Highly-organized systems thinker with ability to synthesize complex information in an orderly and efficient manner using tools such as Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
● Ability to work independently and creatively to solve problems, with limited context
● Proven commitment to reproductive justice, as well as power shift within the global health and development field, including in philanthropy
● Patience, flexibility, adaptability, and a sense of humor
● Ability to travel up to 50% of the time (dependent on COVID-19 pandemic)
Education and Experience | A range of professional experiences or educational preparation will be considered. A background in SRHR or philanthropy is helpful, but not critical. Rather, transferrable experience working in a dynamic, global setting adapting to competing needs and priorities of a range of stakeholders is more critical. An unapologetic commitment to reproductive justice is non-negotiable.
Benefits and Compensation | The annual salary range for this position is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. The Foundation offers a full and generous benefits package, including medical/dental insurance and a retirement program.
Application Process | Send cover letter and CV to internationalprograms@stbfoundation.org with subject line Program Officer. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. References and other information may be requested.
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Who We Are

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

 

CRS has grown significantly in size over the past 10 years and the agency has established a global footprint which is both broad (over 100 countries) and deep (extending to community level, rural areas, and conflict zones). CRS employs a global and diverse workforce of almost 7,000 people—most of them outside of the US—and has a yearly operating budget of approximately one billion dollars.

 

As a global organization, CRS has an incredibly diverse workforce, with an incredible mix of intellectual approaches, religions, races, ethnicities, languages, and socio-economic statuses. We strive to make CRS an even more diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces each individual staff member’s unique background and experiences, celebrates our differences, and eliminates barriers to opportunity.

 

Job Summary

The Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will report to the Sr. Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Director will led agency-wide REDI (Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) programming and action priorities that aim to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace culture among all CRS staff and locations. The Director will work closely with Global REDI Council leaders from across the organization to support and execute on our global REDI programming and strategic priorities.

As this is a newly created position, will serve as a leadership role on our Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion team.The Director will be responsible for leading the execution and implementation of REDI frameworks, goals, metrics and assessments, including staff perceptions and feedback, that support a diverse and inclusive workplace. The Director will manage and track that CRS remains aware of and compliant with all federal and state government regulations and requirements regarding diversity and inclusion.

 

Roles and Key Responsibilities

Support the Sr. Director DEI to establish REDI programming and strategic priority that boldly drives change towards a positive impact and a high quality consistent global colleague experience.

In partnership with the Sr. Director DEI, set up and monitor progress on global REDI multi-year objectives and metrics to ensure steady organizational progress against established goals.

Oversee the execution and implementation of REDI action priorities and multi-year strategy in alignment with CRS’ overall mission. Lead the project management and communications for actionable REDI initiatives, including preparing for executive leadership updates and developing/ reviewing agency-wide communications to create transparency and measure progress on our global REDI strategic initiative.

Drive and manage internal REDI programming with corporate culture and D&I focuses, including but not limited to equity assessment and actions, cultural competency and inclusive behavior-based learning and development efforts.

Maintain and track REDI metrics and success measures, etc.

Serve as a consultant to the learning and development team to help design and deliver strong and effective professional development opportunities for all staff and leaders.

Support with Sr. Director DEI on ongoing equity audits and assessment to identify and set up action plans to address inequities in our workforce, culture, policies, practices, systems and structure; related to, but not limited, to performance evaluations, compensation, benefits and promotions ensuring fairness and equity in career advancement and total rewards for CRS colleagues

Collaborate with HR leadership team, as needed, to promote diverse and inclusive recruitment, selection, onboarding, retention and professional development strategies for CRS staff and leaders

Collaborate with the talent acquisition team to advise and contribute to diverse hiring and inclusive onboarding best practices.

Serve as an internal consultant to HR managers and managers across the agency on D&I related issues and concerns

Serve as a mentor and consultant to REDI team staff and Community Engagement Specialist.

Collaborate with marketing and communication team to ensure REDI communications are available in different languages and our internal communications that reflect the company DEI goals and values. Actively partner with the MarComm team to develop, design and set up colleague facing REDI communications. Ensure that there are regular updates and communications, including a dedicated web page to support D&I related communications and trainings

Liaise with Country Program HR Managers to understand the diversity challenges facing the country programs and to help put processes in place to ensure CRS field offices are diverse and inclusive and in accordance with appropriate country-specific gender and minority goals

Lead D&I-related education, communication and events to ensure that all staff understand D&I concepts and the value they bring to the organization

Monitor and report on D&I trends and network with peers in other NGOs and similar organizations to gain insight into issues and best practices.

Influence and build sustainable relationships with people at every level of the organization to assist in the development and maintenance of the organization’s global D&I strategy

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related / relevant field (Master’s degree preferred).

8-10 years of relevant, progressively responsible experience with at least 5 years of experience in Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Culture Effectiveness or Leadership Development areas.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated success in carrying out strategic goals and initiatives.

Program development experience from conception to delivery.

An independent worker and skilled communicator who seeks broad input and is known for transparency and collaboration.

Project management skills in implementing multi-layered programs.

A dedicated lifelong learner in the field of social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Diversity and inclusion leadership experience and related professional background preferred.

Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.

Excellent leadership abilities, interpersonal and collaborative skills, strong communication and listening skills, organizational skills, and the ability to execute.

A detailed thinker with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, flexibly, and thoughtfully in a fast-paced and ambitious environment.

An inclusive leader with high character and impeccable integrity with the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and tact.

Experience with building and facilitating learning programs welcomed

Professional HR/ DEI or related experience with global organizations that have a significant foot print outside of USA.

Extensive experience in partnering across multiple stakeholders and colleagues using exceptional judgment, diplomacy, and the ability to inspire and motivate change.

Preference for experience with the development, implementation and evaluation of D&I training programs.

Preference for experience with and knowledge of employment law, D&I compliance requirements.

Strong preference for experience working for a mission driven / global organization.

Demonstrated sensitivity to all forms of diversity and multiculturalism including, but not limited to: age, gender race, color and ethnicity, nationality and national origin, ancestry, religious affiliation and creed, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, physical and mental abilities, veteran and active armed service status

 

Required Languages – English. Bilinguals encouraged to apply and welcome, but not required.

Travel – must be able/willing to travel the countries where CRS works (up to 1 or 2 trips per year).

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Demonstrated ability to set priorities, analyze data and think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective.

Ability to build consensus and trust at all levels of the organization, and across diverse locations and cultures.

Strong meeting facilitation skills; preference for experience leading focus groups

 

Agency-wide Competencies

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

Integrity
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Builds Relationships
Develops Talent
Strategic Mindset
Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

 

What we offer

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

 

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

 

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

 

EOE/M/F/D/V – CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sr. Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Who We Are

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

 

CRS has grown significantly in size over the past 10 years and the agency has established a global footprint which is both broad (over 100 countries) and deep (extending to community level, rural areas, and conflict zones). CRS employs a global and diverse workforce of almost 7,000 people—most of them outside of the US—and has a yearly operating budget of approximately one billion dollars.

As a global organization, CRS has an incredibly diverse workforce, with an incredible mix of intellectual approaches, religions, races, ethnicities, languages, and socio-economic statuses. We strive to make CRS an even more diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces each individual staff member’s unique background and experiences, celebrates our differences, and eliminates barriers to opportunity.

 

Job Summary

The Sr. Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will report to the Sr. Director Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The Sr. Manager will assist the Sr. Director on agency-wide REDI (Respect, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) programming and action priorities that aim to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace culture among all CRS staff and locations. The Sr. Manager will work closely with Global REDI Council leaders from across the organization to support and execute on our global REDI programming and strategic priorities.

The Sr. Manager will manage and track that CRS remains aware of and compliant with all federal and state government regulations and requirements regarding diversity and inclusion.

 

Roles and Key Responsibilities

Support the Sr. Director DEI to establish REDI programming and strategic priority that boldly drives change towards a positive impact and a high quality consistent global colleague experience.

In partnership with the Sr. Director DEI, set up and monitor progress on global REDI multi-year objectives and metrics to ensure steady organizational progress against established goals.

Provide support to the Sr. Director DEI in the execution and implementation of REDI action priorities and multi-year strategy in alignment with CRS’ overall mission. Lead the project management and communications for actionable REDI initiatives, including preparing for executive leadership updates and developing/ reviewing agency-wide communications to create transparency and measure progress on our global REDI strategic initiative.

Manage internal REDI programming with corporate culture and D&I focuses, including but not limited to equity assessment and actions, cultural competency and inclusive behavior-based learning and development efforts.

Maintain and track REDI metrics and success measures, etc.

Serve as a consultant to the learning and development team to help design and deliver strong and effective professional development opportunities for all staff and leaders.

Support with Sr. Director DEI on ongoing equity audits and assessment to identify and set up action plans to address inequities in our workforce, culture, policies, practices, systems and structure; related to, but not limited, to performance evaluations, compensation, benefits and promotions ensuring fairness and equity in career advancement and total rewards for CRS colleagues

Collaborate with HR leadership team, as needed, to promote diverse and inclusive recruitment, selection, onboarding, retention and professional development strategies for CRS staff and leaders

Collaborate with the talent acquisition team to advise and contribute to diverse hiring and inclusive onboarding best practices.

Serve as an internal consultant to HR managers and managers across the agency on D&I related issues and concerns

Serve as a mentor and consultant to REDI team staff and Community Engagement Specialist.

Collaborate with marketing and communication team to ensure REDI communications are available in different languages and our internal communications that reflect the company DEI goals and values. Actively partner with the MarComm team to develop, design and set up colleague facing REDI communications. Ensure that there are regular updates and communications, including a dedicated web page to support D&I related communications and trainings

Liaise with Country Program HR Managers to understand the diversity challenges facing the country programs and to help put processes in place to ensure CRS field offices are diverse and inclusive and in accordance with appropriate country-specific gender and minority goals

Lead D&I-related education, communication and events to ensure that all staff understand D&I concepts and the value they bring to the organization

Monitor and report on D&I trends and network with peers in other NGOs and similar organizations to gain insight into issues and best practices.

Influence and build sustainable relationships with people at every level of the organization to assist in the development and maintenance of the organization’s global D&I strategy

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related / relevant field.

6-8 years of relevant, progressively responsible experience with at least 3 years of experience in Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Culture Effectiveness or Leadership Development areas.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree

Demonstrated success in carrying out strategic goals and initiatives.

Program development experience from conception to delivery.

An independent worker and skilled communicator who seeks broad input and is known for transparency and collaboration.

Project management skills in implementing multi-layered programs.

A dedicated lifelong learner in the field of social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Diversity and inclusion leadership experience and related professional background preferred.

Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.

Excellent leadership abilities, interpersonal and collaborative skills, strong communication and listening skills, organizational skills, and the ability to execute.

A detailed thinker with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, flexibly, and thoughtfully in a fast-paced and ambitious environment.

An inclusive leader with high character and impeccable integrity with the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and tact.

Experience with building and facilitating learning programs welcomed

Professional HR/ DEI or related experience with global organizations that have a significant foot print outside of USA.

Extensive experience in partnering across multiple stakeholders and colleagues using exceptional judgment, diplomacy, and the ability to inspire and motivate change.

Preference for experience with the development, implementation and evaluation of D&I training programs.

Preference for experience with and knowledge of employment law, D&I compliance requirements.

Strong preference for experience working for a mission driven / global organization.

Demonstrated sensitivity to all forms of diversity and multiculturalism including, but not limited to: age, gender race, color and ethnicity, nationality and national origin, ancestry, religious affiliation and creed, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, physical and mental abilities, veteran and active armed service status

 

Required Languages – English. Bilinguals encouraged to apply and welcome, but not required.

Travel – must be able/willing to travel the countries where CRS works (up to 1 or 2 trips per year).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Demonstrated ability to set priorities, analyze data and think systematically from both a detailed and a strategic perspective.

Ability to build consensus and trust at all levels of the organization, and across diverse locations and cultures.

Strong meeting facilitation skills; preference for experience leading focus groups

 

Agency-wide Competencies

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

Integrity
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Builds Relationships
Develops Talent
Strategic Mindset
Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

 

What we offer

CRS offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, vision, generous retirement savings plan and the opportunity to work in a collaborative, mission-driven culture that is committed to improving the lives of the poor throughout the world.

 

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

 

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

 

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

 

EOE/M/F/D/V – CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salesforce Administrator

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.
Program Summary

Rise Up activates women and girls to transform their lives, families, and communities through investment in local solutions, strengthening leadership, and building movements. Since 2009, Rise Up’s powerful network of over 500 leaders has directly benefited 7 million girls, youth, and women, advocating for over 100 laws and policies impacting 115 million people in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the US. Rise Up, is based at the Public Health Institute (PHI), a leader in global health and development for over 50 years.
Position Summary

Rise Up is seeking a Salesforce Administrator to support the operations of Rise Up’s newly developed Salesforce system. Rise Up currently uses Salesforce and the Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) to manage fundraising. We are in the process of building our programming and grantmaking operations into NPSP. Once the additional processes are implemented Rise Up has approximately 15 Salesforce users and every team in the organization will be using the system. The adoption of Salesforce is new to Rise Up and this position will play a pivotal role in both building our system and ensuring successful adoption.
The Administrator will respond to questions or issues from users throughout the organization and will resolve technical and functional support issues, manage data loads, create reports, review data quality, and provide training to personnel and end-users on new features and functionality. On a less frequent basis, the Administrator will work with leadership to document and implement a new business process, modify the existing configuration, integrate new applications and more.

Most Rise Up’s United States-based staff work from Oakland, CA. However, we are open to applicants for this position who are based in other regions of the country. The Administrator will be supervised by Rise Up’s Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining Salesforce instance including NPSP maintenance, fundraising process, program tracking, grantmaking and external reporting.

Work with M&E Manager and our external consultants to help build a robust grantmaking system that aligns with the program, operations, and reporting guidelines.

Implement new configuration as needed, including the creation of custom objects and fields, workflows, email alerts and templates, campaigns and more.

Create new reports and dashboards.

Create and maintain system documentation for all functional areas.

Create and document an internal training program including each department’s use of Salesforce individually and provide live support and training to new and existing end-users regularly.

Monitor and manage all system releases for Salesforce, NPSP and any integrated apps.

Import and update data into Salesforce regularly.

Strategize with team leadership to address issues within or affecting Salesforce as needed.

Identify and provide timely responses to system usage problems and craft solutions as needed.
Minimum Qualifications
Minimum of 1 year of experience with data systems administration, Salesforce administration strongly preferred.
Minimum of 1 year of experience working in a nonprofit, grantmaking experience preferred.
Experience with data collection, reporting and visualization.
Proficient knowledge of the Nonprofit Success Pack.
Proficient knowledge of one or more the following applications: Form Assembly, Apsona, Conga, NPSP Data Import Tool.
Experience working with remote teams domestically and internationally.
Ability to practice active listening, elicit and consider adequate and relevant information, alternative arguments, and diverse perspectives.
Solid organizational and time-management skills.
Ability to consistently deliver on established schedules, guidelines, protocols, and deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to communicate data and Data management systems to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Effective interpersonal skills that lead to productive relationships with a diverse population of colleagues and associates.
Desired Qualifications
Some knowledge of financial management systems.
Salesforce Administrator certification.
Spanish proficiency.
Important Information
This is a full-time (40 hours per week minimum) position.

Director – Finance (NYC/Wash, DC)

THE ORGANIZATION AND ROLE

About Access Now

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission.

About this role

As finance director you will bring exceptional strategic finance and operations expertise to our international NGO, which includes five registered legal entities worldwide. Reporting through the Chief Operations Officer, and working closely with our Executive Director, Board of Directors, and all budget holders across the organization, you will lead financial planning, budgeting, and core operations with a finance team that includes financial controller, senior accountant, bookkeeper, and operations coordinator roles globally. This leadership position collaborates closely with the Organization’s senior leadership team overall, and in particular with its line directors over development, grantmaking, and human resources.

What you will do

Core functions and oversight responsibilities include:

Strategy, Planning and Management

*Assess and evaluate financial performance of the Organization with respect to short- and long-term goals, budgets, and forecasts
*Serve as a key strategic business partner to COO, Executive Director, and to senior leadership team
*Contribute extensively to organizational development and growth strategies
*Provide leadership and direction to core finance and administrative teams

Financial Management

*Lead accounting operations in accordance with GAAP
*Develop annual organizational budget with Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Development, Financial
Controller, and senior management team
*Oversee budget tracking and reporting, including preparation for quarterly Finance Subcommittee and Board meetings
*Provide financial projections and statements for grant proposals and reports
*Monitor financial policy implementation including procurement, foreign exchange and delegations policy implementation
*Ensure general financial compliance in the US, and internationally, in coordination with global operations team

Cash Management

*Guide bookkeeping including A/R, A/P, reconciliations, and general ledger
*Accurately manage and account for multi-year pledges, receivables, and restricted assets
*Oversee organization’s cash-flow and work with Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Development Director on managing the Organization’s income and expenditure
*Implement month-end US and global payroll, including monthly contractor invoicing

Audits and Agreed Upon Procedures

*Lead on all grant-related project audits and agreed-upon-procedures
*Lead on annual audit requirements including bank regulations, tax filings, financial statements, and management recommendations
*Manage relationships with auditors and coordinate the project team as point of contact and Organization lead

Operations and Compliance

*Administer US insurance benefits programs, including healthcare, disability, and financial savings
*Ensure Organization’s programmatic activities adhere to all required limitations related to lobbying and related activities
*Partner with the General Counsel and Human Resources Director on matters related to global compliance, including tax, and other employee regulations

Skills, education, and mindset you will bring

Extensive work experiences in similar or related roles, leading the needs of a global non-profit organization registered in the US and with significant global financial operations
Strong people management skills and ability to lead and motivate teams
Ability to plan and follow through with projects in an organized and efficient manner
Exceptional analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
Excellent attention to detail, and ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and priorities
Experience working with external auditors, internal controls, and compliance-related issues
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Bachelor degree in accounting, finance, or complementary discipline

THE DETAILS

Location

This is a full-time position, based in either the New York City or Washington, DC areas. At this time Access Now team members are working remotely full-time, with a likely return to office arrangements in New York City and Washington, DC, at some point in 2022. The successful candidate must possess the right to work in the location in which they will be based. We are unable to sponsor visas or relocations for this role.

Remuneration

Access Now offers competitive compensation in line with skills and experience, and benefits packages that align with our office localities. Initial placement within the salary range for this role is anticipated between $115,000 and $135,000 USD annually, and will be determined by depth of experience and preparation. Benefits for this specific role include paid healthcare – medical, dental, and vision – insurance, as well as access to a 401k retirement saving program. Team members also benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:

*Work-life balance…including a generous paid time-off program
*Professional development and growth opportunities
*Extensive workplace flexibility
*Connection to a diverse, global team of passionate, principled professionals
*Organizational resilience and support for all team members
*Opportunities to recharge (including one month of paid refresher leave after 4 years)

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit the following documents:

*Résumé/CV (removing all personally identifying information such as age, gender, marital status, and address)
* Thoughtful cover letter outlining your suitability for our role, with particular attention to your experience aligning to nonprofit financial leadership

Our hiring teams review applications submitted through our Career Openings page; email submissions are not accepted. Please note that if you are applying via a link in a 3rd party system (examples: Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn), be sure that you are properly uploading a distinct Cover Letter and a separate CV/Resume.

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We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. We are interested in receiving applications from people who consider themselves as under-represented in their talent communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.

Program Officer III, Equality and Inclusion

Please Note: All work will be done remotely for the duration of the global health crisis. Once government restrictions are lifted and office conditions are confirmed safe, the Program Officer III for Equality and Inclusion will work in our Washington, DC headquarters.

The Solidarity Center is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location: Washington, DC

Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2021

Deadline to Apply: Until filled

 

Solidarity Center seeks a Program Officer III to assist in advancing the work of its Equality and Inclusion Department. The Program Officer III reports to the Center’s Co-Directors for Equality and Inclusion and works in close partnership with all Departments of the Solidarity Center in DC and offices overseas.

Summary of Position

This is a senior staff position, responsible for day-to-day support to field offices and programs. They are thoroughly conversant with all aspects of department activities and current events relevant to intersectional approaches to equality and inclusion, including gender equality and gender-based violence and harassment in unions and workplaces. The Program Officer III is the main contact between the Equality and Inclusion Department and other departments and field offices. They have working knowledge of and experience in U.S. Government regulations and procedures related to the funding and management of grants.

 

The Program Officer III writes persuasive proposals, describes complex activities and develops budgets for those activities. They participate in the development and implementation of trade union development, education, training and other programs regarding equality and inclusion. The Program Officer III produces well-written program reports and evaluations. They monitor programs to meet budget targets and programmatic results. The Program Officer III prepares and exchanges information and coordinates activities with other departments and field offices, as required. They provide advice and guidance to Country Program Directors for the development and implementation of programs, the drafting and submission of concept papers and project proposals to donor organizations, and the effective management of field offices and programs as related to equality and inclusion. They draw on their experience to initiate program proposals and seek funding.

The Program Officer III assists and advises the Co-Directors and Senior Gender Specialist on details of programs assigned. They work closely with AFL-CIO affiliates to coordinate their participation in the development and implementation of Solidarity Center programs, at the request of the Co-Directors and within approved communications guidelines. They assist with and, when necessary, provide logistical support for international visitors and participants in Washington-based programs conducted by the Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO, affiliates, global labor federations, and/or other related organizations. They have the experience and presence necessary to represent the Center accurately and effectively in public and in private meetings with donor organizations, partner organizations, and national and international public and private organizations, the policies and programs of the Center and the AFL-CIO. They represent the Center at various meetings and conference in the U.S. and abroad and coordinate with Washington-based NGOs, and U.S. government agencies. They travel domestically and internationally as needed.

Qualifications

Ability to work independently and complete assignments with limited or no supervision
Extensive knowledge of intersectional approaches to achieving equality and inclusion in labor organizing and workplaces
Extensive knowledge of international relations, including trade union and socio-economic and political developments in the U.S. and abroad
Experience developing programming to promote equality, equity and inclusion in the workplace and/or in unions, including addressing racism, sexism, abilism, homophobia, and xenophobia
Trade union experience is highly desirable
Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
Bachelor’s degree in political science, gender equality, international relations, labor relations or related fields and/or ten years equivalent work experience
Good communications and writing skills
Computer literacy for word processing and simple spreadsheets
Ability to work and interact respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds and multiple identities
Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in a second language is a plus

Personal Qualities

The successful candidate will bring a strong social justice orientation, passion for workers’ rights and commitment to equality and inclusion. They will have demonstrated good judgment in U.S. and international political environments and the confidence, energy, patience, and commitment to work with others in this multilayered international organization to advance the cause of all workers’ rights around the world.

Specific Duties

Provide the Equality and Inclusion Department with programmatic financial and administrative support;
Write/edit proposals, reports, letters, and other correspondence;
Conduct research on intersectional approaches to achieving equality and inclusion for use by Center headquarters and field offices;
Coordinate activities with the Center’s other program and functional offices;
Assist, as required, in the work of the Center’s other program and functional offices;
Develop coalition-building contacts with U.S. and global diverse organizations building equality and inclusion of all workers regardless of gender and/or sexual identity, ability, race, national origin, or religion in the world of work, and U.S. labor, government and non-governmental organizations in the Washington area;
Provide guidance to field offices on AFL-CIO and Center policies and priorities, and serve as a liaison between the Center and AFL-CIO affiliates, GUFs, ICFTU, its regional organizations, and the ILO;
Assist and advise field offices in program development and proposal writing;
Develop and implement regional and sub-regional programs and programs in countries without resident field representative;
Provide field offices with information on USAID, NED, and U.S. government rules and regulations that affect program management;
Recruit outside program consultants and other technical staff in accordance with Departmental needs;
Provide technical assistance and support to conduct program evaluations of projects related to achieving equality and inclusion and recruiting evaluators;
Support field trips by Center personnel;
Share information on country conditions and labor issues as requested by Washington-based U.S. government offices and Congress;
Travel on a TDY basis to conduct and/or oversee program development and/or implementation
Work closely with AFL-CIO affiliates to coordinate their participation in the development and implementation of Solidarity Center programs, within approved communications guidelines;
Monitor programs to meet budget targets;
Represent the Solidarity Center as directed;
Furnish financial and administrative support services to field offices, and provide advice and guidance to field offices on grants management and funding procedures;
Initiate concept papers and program proposals and seek funding for same; and
Perform other related duties as assigned.

This is a collective bargaining unit position, generously compensated with a gross annual salary starting at approximately $83,000 USD. A robust benefits package includes excellent health and life insurance, a retirement plan/pension, and ample paid time off for holidays, vacation, and medical leave.

 

For Candidates Applying from the AFL-CIO: Please be advised that we will inform the AFL-CIO when any of its current employees apply for positions with Solidarity Center. This notification is a matter of policy for all candidates, regardless of each individual’s qualifications and competitiveness for a specific opportunity.

 

The duration of this position, as with all positions at the Solidarity Center, is contingent upon continued grant funding.

 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)

Reports to: Director of Programs
Direct Reports: None
FLSA Status: Exempt

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
Foundation for a Just Society (FJS) envisions a world where all people are equally valued and lead self-determined lives. FJS advances the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQI people and promotes gender and racial justice by ensuring those most affected by injustice have the resources they need to cultivate the leadership and solutions that transform our world.

FJS makes grants to local, national, regional, and global organizations and networks with an emphasis on Francophone West Africa, Mesoamerica, South and Southeast Asia, and the US Southeast. FJS supports efforts that advance long-term, structural change and meet immediate needs that enable women, girls, and LGBTQI people most affected by injustice to be leaders, strategists, and agents of change.

POSITION SUMMARY
Over the past few years, Foundation for a Just Society has rolled out a new strategic plan, built a robust program team for each regional portfolio, and put in place the staffing and infrastructure to manage complex grantmaking processes. As part of this process, FJS has prioritized the integration of monitoring, evaluation, and learning into our structures, processes, and culture to more rigorously and effectively assess our contributions to advancing our vision and mission.

The head of monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) is a newly-created position that will manage this new body of work at FJS. The head of MEL will have the opportunity to develop the existing theory of change and monitoring, evaluation and learning framework and to build upon the existing reflective habits and practices across the foundation. This position holds responsibility for finalizing and maintaining strategy-wide (cross-portfolio) data collection and analysis (primarily but not exclusively in GivingData, the foundation’s grants management software), providing summaries of strategy-wide and portfolio-specific findings, identifying (in collaboration with program staff and management) opportunities for evaluations across and within portfolios, creating and sustaining learning practices for staff, and communicating with staff and Board about MEL. The head of MEL will also be responsible for representing FJS in philanthropic-oriented evaluation spaces.

The ideal candidate has a broad methodological toolkit, including experience and comfort with emergent and developmental approaches to evaluation as well as structured and quantitative approaches. The candidate should be able to identify opportunities for low barrier data collection and analysis that result in meaningful learning by asking important questions, selecting appropriate methods, overseeing data collection, analyzing data, communicating results, and facilitating decision making that makes use of the systematic tools offered by MEL. The candidate should be able to explain MEL concepts to a wide variety of audiences and act as a champion of MEL thinking within the organization. Additionally, the candidate should be a strategic and creative thinker with a commitment to gender and racial justice and a sophisticated understanding of intersectional organizing globally that is led by women, girls, and LGBTQI people most affected by injustice.

This position is based in New York City and requires international and domestic travel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Cross-portfolio MEL framework
● Implement and refine the MEL framework and related processes, including updating the framework at regular, structured intervals to reflect new priorities or areas of work.
● Ensure that all systems for evaluation and data collection, including but not limited to the grantmaking database, function and meet the needs of staff and Board.
● Oversee consistent implementation of existing data collection, conduct quality assurance on data, and provide support to program staff who enter data on an as needed basis.

Opportunities for case studies and learning
● Select case studies and other unique MEL opportunities and facilitate decision making about which to resource, how to approach them, and how to disseminate results.
● Innovate measurement strategies for emergent and hard-to-measure concepts of interest and importance to the foundation (e.g., holistic safety and collective care).
● Manage consultants engaged to do specific evaluation activities such as data analysis, case studies, or other methods of interest to the team.

Learning and support to program team processes
● In consultation with the director of programs:
o Plan and lead a learning agenda for the program staff and others in the foundation.
o Contribute to strategic conversations about grantmaking priorities and processes.
o Review and prepare analysis of progress and final reports from grantee partners to highlight achievements and lessons learned, prepare internal status reports, and contribute to programmatic analysis for the program team and Board.
o Design and co-lead strategy review and strategic planning processes.
o Attend Board meetings to present recommendations and provide information and updates, and interact with Board members throughout the year.
● Recruit and manage external consultants.
● Adhere to the foundation’s grants management system and grantmaking procedures, including preparation of all relevant documents.
● Plan and conduct outreach visits that are relevant for effective MEL planning or data collection.
REQUIREMENTS
Background
● Seven or more years of relevant professional experience in evaluation in the field of women, gender, LGBTQI+ or allied social justice organizations.
● At least two years of relevant professional experience in philanthropy as an evaluator or program officer.
● Strong feminist analysis and understanding of intersectionality in movements and organizational practice.

MEL Experience
● Has led and overseen at least one evaluation of a multi-year philanthropic strategy (i.e., either foundation-wide or for a sizable program within a foundation), either as the head of a team or as a lead researcher or evaluator.
● Familiar with developmental or emergent evaluation.
● Familiar with both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and has appreciation and fluency with both.

Skills and Knowledge
● Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to articulate a clear vision for social justice using a gender and racial justice lens.
● Ability to work in a cross-cultural and multiracial environment, and a commitment to examining and addressing racism and power imbalances within FJS and its field engagements.
● Ability to communicate and present data in a clear and easily understandable way and to a range of audiences (including staff, Board members, grantee partners).
● Ability to train and engage a diverse range of staff on monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
● Ability to conduct data cleaning of real-world data as well as statistical analysis of clean datasets.
● Knowledge and familiarity with grantmaking processes and procedures.
● Ability to adeptly manage multiple projects simultaneously and precisely.
● Experience overseeing the work of consultants.
● Ability to collaborate with colleagues in ways that are sensitive to their time and different work styles.
● Ability to receive and act on constructive feedback.
● Strong initiative and a desire to learn and improve skills.
● Discretion and the ability to effectively manage confidentiality issues.

Other
● Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally (approximately two trips per year).
● Eligibility to work in the United States.

NOTE: Academic experience in program evaluation does not substitute for professional work in the field unless you can demonstrate that the evaluative work provided a direct service to a non-academic organization (an NGO, activist organization, public or private foundation, or government agency).

PREFERRED
● Bilingual in a language of relevance to one or more of the portfolios (French, Spanish, and/or a Southeast or South Asian language)
● Fluency in a statistical program such as Stata, SPSS, R, or SAS.
● Experience in data visualization, either in statistical programs or using software such as Tableau.
● Experience with group facilitation and/or training related to MEL.

COMPENSATION AND CULTURE
Salary Range: $130,000 – $170,000, depending on experience.

The head of MEL reports to the Director of Programs.

FJS offers a benefits package that includes:
● 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for all eligible employees and their spouses, domestic partners, and eligible dependents.
● Paid vacation days, and closed Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.
● 401(k) retirement plan (with employer match).
● 100% employer-paid life insurance, supplemental short-term disability and long-term disability.
● Generous parental leave with full salary continuation.
● Educational support benefits – tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, dependent tuition assistance.
● Supplemental benefits for adoption, reproductive health, surrogacy, and transgender and intersex health.

FJS is committed to cultivating an organizational culture where everyone is able to bring their full, authentic selves to work. The foundation believes a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, education or disability, are valued and respected.

HOW TO APPLY
In one PDF please submit the following by June 6, 2021:
• A professional CV summarizing your relevant, recent experience
• A cover letter describing (at minimum):
o Your relevant experience, including your methodological expertise, philosophy, and approach to MEL.
o Your understanding of FJS’s strategy as a foundation and how your philosophy and practice of MEL supports FJS’s values, processes and goals.
• Submit at least two work samples such as reports or memos summarizing your work in (one sample may cover more than one domain): philanthropy, feminist and/or LGBTQI work, emergent and developmental evaluation and structured or quantitative methods. Work samples should best illustrate the experience-oriented requirements listed in the job description. Please highlight areas of particular interest to FJS in the samples you submit if any one sample is longer than 5-7 pages.
• Please also submit at least three professional references that we may contact at any stage in the process (please indicate if there is a reference you prefer we not contact until a later stage, for example, if you are listing a current supervisor).

If you wish to request additional materials or ask questions prior to submitting materials, please email info@fjs.org and include a CV and a brief description of your question or request by May 26, 2021. Applications are due June 6, 2021, with no late or incomplete applications accepted. No informational interviews will be granted prior to this process.

All applications must be received via the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION link. No phone inquiries please.

Policy Outreach Specialist

The Center for Global Development, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, DC, is seeking a policy outreach specialist to support CGD’s policy engagement with Congress, the Executive Branch, NGOs, and others in the development policymaking community. This position will support work across the organization to increase the policy impact of CGD research, building relationships with external stakeholders, identifying opportunities to inform active policy debates, and helping to develop polished briefing materials. This unique opportunity involves working alongside researchers and policy professionals in an atmosphere that requires initiative to tackle tough, unstructured problems.

Responsibilities include:

• Support outreach and advocacy efforts to institutions, policymakers, and their staff
• Conduct background research and analysis. Co-author policy briefs, blogs, and papers, under the direction of the Director for Policy Outreach.
• Track policy developments and identify opportunities to strengthen policy analysis and outreach in one or more of CGD’s areas of focus
• Organize events, including setting agendas and preparing presentations and materials
• Develop relevant partnerships to amplify the work of the Center
• Contribute to the drafting of communications and reports to funders and supporters

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

• A bachelor’s degree in economics, development, political science, or a related field and at least five years relevant experience. A master’s degree may be substituted for some, but not all, experience. Relevant experience should be in political, economic, or public policy analysis related to international development.
• Strong knowledge and experience of working with government and US institutions.
• Excellent written and spoken English; proficiency in another language is a plus.
• Outstanding organization skills and attention to detail; proven ability to advance projects with hands-off supervision while being accountable for the accuracy of outputs.
• Ability to communicate effectively with senior officials and other VIPs.

Compensation:
A competitive compensation package including full benefits is offered. The starting salary for this position is $60,500.
Application procedures:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample. Application deadline is Monday, May 24 at 5pm EST.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our organization continues to work remotely. CGD has implemented a fully virtual onboarding process, and candidates should be comfortable working productively in a remote environment. Flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and tasks will be key. CGD is registered to employ staff living in DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Candidates who cannot relocate to the area, even while the office remains closed, cannot be considered at this time.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document upon hire. We are unable to sponsor work authorization for this position.

CGD celebrates fostering a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, parental status, or veteran status.

Director of Programs

Position: Director of Programs
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Remote

Organization:

Women First is a 50-year-old public charity based in the United States operating in a fully virtual office environment. Our innovative grantmaking model – the only one of its kind – provides long-term, flexible funding, capacity-building, and networking opportunities to especially small and emerging women-led organizations in Eastern Africa and South Asia. We partner with grantees to advance women’s economic empowerment and provide targeted mentorship and support to strengthen their organizations for long-term sustainability and amplified impact.

Position
The Director of Programs leads Women First’s programmatic work, including the three-stage grantmaking model and key moments fund; capacity-building program; Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) efforts; and programmatic partnerships. This position directly manages 3-4 program staff, as well as consultants and interns, and collaborates closely with the Executive Director, Board, and Committees across organizational priorities on both strategic and operational projects. The Program Director is a part of the leadership team for the organization, and acts as a key external face of the organization on program-related topics. Core Responsibilities:

● Define and drive Women First’s program strategies, including grantmaking, capacity-building, and program partnerships
● Oversee and monitor annual programmatic budget; identify and monitor program team goals and work plans; and assess/adjust programmatic strategies as needed
● Oversee grants management, compliance, and documentation of programmatic impact and learning
● Generate periodic reports
● Lead facilitation of, and staff participation in, committees of the board pertaining to programs
● Coordinate recruitment, training, supervision, and professional development of program team
● Lead organizational learning on topics pertaining to Women First’s grantees, geographies, and programs, especially in the area of women’s economic empowerment
● Contribute to the strategy and content driving Women First’s fundraising, including support for communicating Women First’s unique, differentiated position within the broader landscape
● Build, nurture, and expand relationships with Women First grantees, board/committees, donors, and external partners toward the organization’s short and long-term strategic goals
● As a member of the management team, contribute to the overall strategy and operation of the organization, such as through annual budgeting process, strategic planning, and supporting the overall organization culture and health

Key Qualifications:

● A critical understanding of and deep commitment to women’s rights and social justice, including LGBTQI equality
● 6-10 years in a program management position, including managing remote teams
● Subject-matter expertise in the area of women’s economic empowerment especially in the global south and/or demonstration of strong cross-cutting work in international women’s rights
● Master’s degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in a field related to women’s rights, human rights, community-led development, economic empowerment
● Knowledge and experience with international grantmaking processes and compliance
● Strong professional linkages with gender justice organizations, especially in philanthropy and/or economic empowerment and justice space
● Flexibility and comfort working within ambiguity; comfort in guiding a team to do the same
● Highly refined critical thinking and strategy development skills, with the ability to identify and support strategic solutions to complex challenges
● Outstanding written and oral communication skills with the ability to inspire others and target message and approach to different audiences, strong public speaking skills
● Demonstrated success as a relationship-builder, able to form and steward partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
● Experience living and/or working in, South Asia and/or Eastern Africa
● Strong working knowledge and understanding of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning strategies
● Team-oriented, collaborative, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and across cultures and time zones
● Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% (when it is safe and feasible to resume travel)

Compensation

Women First offers a flexible, remote working environment and competitive compensation package, based on location and commensurate with experience, including a comprehensive benefits package (employer paid health, vision, and dental; 3% match for retirement plan; generous vacation and sick time).