New York, NY

Managing Director, Racial Justice, Trinity Wall Street

The Organization

Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal parish that seeks to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live Gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities. We are guided by our core values: faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship. Members come from New York City and surrounding areas to form a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse congregation. Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel are the cornerstones of the parish’s community life, worship, and mission.

Position Overview

The Managing Director, Racial Justice leads Trinity’s racial justice strategic initiative as part of the Grants and Mission Investing team and function. In consultation with the Rector, Vestry and senior clergy the MD will help to develop a set of ambitious goals and objectives for Trinity’s racial justice work and then manage to success. Trinity has made a commitment to racial justice as a pressing priority and uses grants, programs and advocacy to advance racial justice in New York City, the Episcopal Church and beyond.  Trinity currently focuses this work on efforts to decrease detention, deportation, and mass incarceration; advancing policy change to end criminalization and racial bias perpetuated by the justice system; promoting holistic reentry services for the formerly incarcerated; defending immigrant rights and promoting efforts to organize communities to dismantle racism in various sectors of society. The future focus is currently being considered.


Strategy and Execution

– In consultation with the Rector, Vestry and senior clergy develops and refines a set of strategic goals and objectives for Trinity’s racial justice initiative.

– Deploys and integrates multiple tools to achieve impact including partnerships, Investing, grants, convening power and moral leadership.

– Integrates the various components and tools of the racial justice initiative into a coordinated and coherent strategy, connecting policy to action.

– Identifies additional opportunities for impact and tests those opportunities against strategy.

– Sets clear measurement indicators. Responds and adapts to the information they provide.

External Engagement & Partnership

– Seeks and builds partnerships that can increase impact and leverage expertize, voice and additional resources for Trinity’s racial justice work.

– Identifies and assesses partnership opportunities with political savvy.

– Strategically identifies potential grantees, works with the racial justice grants team to rigorously assesses grant proposals and manage grantee relationship throughout the lifecycle of a grant or PRI.

– Develops and maintains relationships with other grant-makers and philanthropic peers.

–  Publicly represents Trinity’s racial justice activities, including engagement with partners, other funders, government officials and advocates.

Internal Engagement & Team Culture

– Serves as a member of the senior leadership team for the Grants and Mission Investing department and works closely with the other GMI managing directors to identify opportunities for collaboration.

–  Co-leads with senior priests to source ideas, ensure key relationships within the Anglican Communion are maintained and built and inter-church dynamics are recognized.

– Collaborates with program colleagues who are developing social and racial justice programs for the congregation and community. This will include programs based at the new Trinity Commons parish building.

– Liaises with finance, legal and other teams within Trinity to ensure both impact and compliance.

– Contributes to an entrepreneurial work environment and positive culture of high impact, focused on outcomes.

– Builds and manages a team that is adaptable and flexible.

– Ensures that all work is approached with rigorous execution and the highest standards of ethics, aligned with Trinity’s core values.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience leading and/or developing a racial justice or social justice focused organization or program.
  • Experience managing a grants portfolio.
  • Strong financial skills and ability to manage budgets
  • Management experience.
  • Knowledge of the New York City racial justice community with national and international knowledge preferred.
  • Experience developing programs with a partnership mentality, looking for partners and opportunity.
  • Experience of focusing on a goal, rallying people to meet it, measuring progress to goal and course-correcting as needed.


Required and Preferred Education, Experience, and Credentials:

  • 10- 15 years of non-profit, foundation or government experience.
  • Experience developing and launching a new initiative or program.
  • Experience speaking and presenting in both internal and public settings.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Leadership skills, particularly the ability to lead by influence, collaboration, and consensus-building.
  • Mentoring and management skills.
  • Organizational skills that include capacity to plan, implement, and oversee multiple, simultaneous projects and initiatives. Ability to set priorities decisively, delegate responsibilities, assure accountability, and allocate resources appropriately to achieve results.
  • A strong understanding of the particular dynamics presented by Trinity being a religious institution.
  • Bachelors Degree required; Masters degree preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time (mostly domestically)

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