The Organization – Funders for Justice:
Funders for Justice is a national network and organizing platform for grantmakers, donor networks, and funder affinity groups to mobilize resources to grassroots organizing led by and for people of color, at the intersections of racial justice, gender justice, ending criminalization, and building models for community safety and justice.
FFJ was founded in 2014, and has since grown from less than 100 members, mostly rapid response programming, and part time staff, to over 500 members, seven areas of programming, twelve formal member leadership roles, and six full time staff members. Funders for Justice is led by a steering committee, staff, and a set of member leaders across three issue-based strategy groups. The staff work closely with the member leadership and other members to design and implement the daily programming.
FFJ’s current programming includes: divest/invest political education for funders; a cohort of 17 movement advisors that provide political guidance and frame to the work; three strategy groups: healing justice, ‘me too’ in philanthropy, and eroding the power of police unions; a new fellowship for member leaders; and multiple ad hoc and emerging projects.
FFJ also offers additional responsive and collaborative programs throughout the year, including webinars and virtual institutes, as well as in-person events and training institutes at philanthropic conferences.
Interviews are rolling and are expected to begin in late September 2023. Our goal is for the role to be filled in December 2023 or January 2024, and work to begin by February 2024.
The Director of Member Development & Education at Funders for Justice (FFJ) leads the Member Development & Education team. The team leads the organization’s general member recruitment and general member political education programming, institutional membership income and membership drive, membership database, and partners with the Director of Communications on general member communications materials. They are committed to the development of FFJ members across a spectrum of political learning and leadership skills. The Membership Director understands that effective leaders are strong organizers who work with others to move towards FFJ’s larger vision and impact goals.
The ideal candidate has experience in racial, gender, and economic justice work, is an experienced fundraiser, and has significant base-building experience at a membership-based organization. They also have relationships with movement partners, have knowledge of community organizing efforts led by and for BIPOC folks, and are unapologetically committed to transformative social justice that is led by Black folks, Indigenous people, and other people of color.
How To Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org