FII-National (FII) UpTogether is a national organization of individuals across the country with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities who share a passion for social justice and racial equity. Our mission is to recognize, highlight and invest in the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of people in undervalued communities and partner with government and philanthropy to do the same.
After working with thousands of families since our founding in 2001, at UpTogether, we are certain people don’t live in poverty because they are lazy, uneducated, or mismanage money, as stereotypes would indicate. Instead, the poverty cycle, which disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx communities, can be traced to well-intentioned but inadequate governmental and charitable policies and practices that rely on a traditional top-down approach.
UpTogether’s Strengths Based Approach (SBA) includes:
1. Community: We center our work around the strengths and initiatives of people living in undervalued communities and promote the role social networks within these communities play in helping people accomplish their goals and achieve long-term socioeconomic mobility.
2. Capital: We invest in our members with unrestricted cash in recognition of the initiatives they are taking to improve their lives.
3. Choice: We trust that people in undervalued communities know what’s best and are capable of making decisions for themselves and their families.
UpTogether reveals and accelerates the initiative people are taking to improve their lives.
As a community, a movement and a platform, we use the power of information—compelling insights and personal success stories—to transform stereotypes, beliefs, practices and policies. Together with our members, we are championing a community-led movement to boost economic and social mobility in communities that have been undervalued and underinvested in for far too long.
At UpTogether, we work towards these values:
At UpTogether, we are shifting the way philanthropy and government invest in communities living with low incomes. We believe that to be able to realize our vision, we need to re-imagine and re-design how our systems work today and equip philanthropy and government to do the same.
The Partnerships and Revenue team’s role is to generate earned revenue and national growth capital, and to partner with philanthropy and government to adopt the practices of our strength-based approach. The East Coast Partnership Coordinator will play an integral role, alongside the East Coast Partnership Director and two East Coast Partnership Managers, to support the operations of the region and the cultivation of regional philanthropic and government partners. This position will report to the East Coast Partnership Managers.
You’d be a great match for this position if database management and innovation, relationship building, project management, and translating and tracking strategy into clear processes are some of your favorite things to do. You’re also a great match if you enjoy orienting people with financial power to the realities of systemic inequity and why people are poor in this country, and working independently in a team of people who are passionate and excited about our mission and value each member’s personal experience as it informs their work.
This is a 100% remote position so solid internet connection and functional work environment is required. We are also looking for candidates that reside in the North East.
The primary focus of the East Coast Partnership Coordinator will be to provide operational support to the East Coast region, including project administration, Salesforce administration, finance tracking, and grant coordination. Support on a special project of the East Coast region called the Trust and Invest Collaborative (TIC) will be a primary element of this role. TIC is a research study and approximately 50% of the work will focus on engaging participants in the study and ensuring well-coordinated communication with them.
Qualifications, Attributes & Skills:
This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision, 401(k), and vacation. Salary range is $55,000–75,000.
We strive to create a community that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we support the efforts of others to build such communities. We encourage all qualified and interested persons to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter via the link. Your cover letter should outline how your personal and/or work history will contribute to the mission of UpTogether. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.