New York, NY

Program Director, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

The Organization

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and the effective advancement of social justice for all people. We ground our work in our respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and we prioritize the advancement of racial, gender, and economic justice across all our programs. Through domestic and international grantmaking, Wellspring strives to cultivate accountable social systems and structures that uphold human dignity, strengthen agency, and advance equity for all people, and to contribute to making real change that matters. As responsible stewards, we strive to maximize the impact of our charitable investments and make a tangible difference in shifting conditions that materially affect people’s lives.

Wellspring has offices in New York, NY and Washington, DC.
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Position Overview

Wellspring is recruiting for a Program Director responsible for the overall management and direction of Wellspring’s SOGIE Program. As a leader in the field, the SOGIE Program Director will oversee all aspects of strategy, portfolio development, and management related to SOGIE’s grantmaking program and serve as a member of Wellspring’s Management Team.

Responsibilities include managing the SOGIE program team (including hiring); informing and engaging donors and the Board around the program’s work; overseeing the deployment of substantial grantmaking and operations budgets; projecting thought leadership and managing key external relationships with field leaders and funders; supporting coordination and shared learning with other Wellspring programs; and contributing to sustaining a mission-aligned internal organizational culture.

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How To Apply

To apply, please contact Jenna Capeci at  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with an anticipated closing date of January 31st.

Due to the volume of applications typically received, we can only reply to shortlisted candidates. Interviews with WPF are scheduled to begin in February 2023.

Your application should contain the following information in PDF format:
• A current resumé detailing recent and relevant experience.
• A one- to two-page letter of interest that responds to the following questions:
o What motivates you to apply?
o How would your skills and experience advance the work and goals of Wellspring
Philanthropic Fund and the SOGIE Program?
o How has your personal or professional experience prepared you to contribute to a work
environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion?
• Your PDF should be labeled: Last Name, First Initial- SOGIE PD Application
• If we can make the application process easier through accommodation, please let us know.

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