The Warner Music Group (WMG) and the Blavatnik Family Foundation (BFF) Social Justice Fund (WMG & BFF SJF) is a fiscally sponsored project of Moore Impact. The Social Justice Fund (the Fund) invests in organizations around the globe that build more just and equitable communities and create real change in the lives of historically underserved and marginalized populations. We focus our investments on organizations that are led by and work to benefit affected populations, principally Black populations, in their intersectional dimensions, with a belief that work in these areas will aid in dismantling structural racism and advancing equity and justice for all people. The Fund is time-limited (10 years) and will make investments in both in the U.S. and abroad, focused on three key strategic pillars: education, arts and culture, and criminal justice.
The Warner Music Group (WMG) and the Blavatnik Family Foundation (BFF) Social Justice Fund (WMG & BFF SJF) seeks a highly experienced leader in philanthropy and/or social investment with a demonstrated commitment and passion for social, racial justice and equity around the world.
Our ideal candidate is an open-minded, agile, curious, strategic thinker with a demonstrated commitment to systems change, movement and power building, and ameliorating the impact of racism and dominant culture in marginalizing and silencing Communities of Color. This role requires significant experience in managing a start-up initiative with high internal and external visibility. We want a proven leader eager to help grow the Fund’s impact and presence by helping chart the Fund’s path forward with confidence, energy and a bold vision.
The Project Director will be an employee of Moore Impact. As the Project’s Director they will closely with the Fund’s fiscal sponsor, Moore Impact, and the Fund’s Advisory Board and should be equally comfortable with project and strategy development and program execution. The Project Director responsibilities include:
Project Development and Oversight
● Oversee the Fund’s long-range organizational planning, program development, monitoring, evaluation and impact, and staying abreast of the evolving global landscape around racial equity and justice
● Ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulation necessary to maintain the Project’s good standing
● Cultivate a professional environment that upholds equity, dignity, respect, and diversity; emphasizes shared leadership and decision making and embeds collaborative and inclusive practices across the Project and operations
● In partnership with the fiscal sponsor, produce at least two grant dockets, annually, for approval by the Fund’s Advisory Board; ensure adherence to legal due diligence and best practices in both domestic and international grantmaking
● Carry out program work including evaluating and investigating grants, conducting site visits to current and prospective grantees, monitoring reports and managing grantee relationships
● Maintain a deep understanding of critical issues affecting the Fund’s key strategic pillars
● In partnership with the fiscal sponsor and the Advisory Board, support the growth and implementation of the WMG Repertoire Fund (or Rapid Response Fund)
Advisory Board Support
● Serve as a strategy partner to the Advisory Board of the Fund, and as a liaison to the staff and Board of Directors of Moore Impact, to encourage and monitor the fulfillment of the Fund’s mission and strategic goals
● Work with the Advisory Board President to manage and facilitate all business meetings of the Fund’s Advisory Board
● Report to the Advisory Board matters of policy and performance, including producing materials and opportunities critical to furthering their learning and knowledge of the Fund’s key strategic pillars
● Liaise with the fiscal sponsor on the Fund’s financial reporting including the development of the Project’s annual administrative and grants budgets and approving and monitoring expenditures
● Work with the fiscal sponsor and the Advisory Board to understand and monitor the Fund’s investment goals against the 10-year lifespan of the Fund
Communications and External Relations
● Provide leadership in the philanthropic field to represent the Fund’s voice within the philanthropic and grantee community
● Build and maintain bold partnerships with mission and values-aligned funders and other stakeholders which can help scale the Fund’s impact, including curating, leading and/or facilitating conversations and initiatives with music industry executives
● In partnership with the Fund’s donors, support the creation of a public communications strategy for the Fund, ensuring that the Fund and the work of its grantee partners is disseminated effectively via various media
● Minimum seven years in philanthropy and strategic grantmaking and/or social investments in social/racial justice and equity, movement building, advocacy and organizing, community or civic engagement, or a similar field
● Extensive knowledge and experience working in both domestic and international grantmaking
● Exceptional relationship management skills, with demonstrated experience managing internal and external relationships
● Demonstrated experience successfully partnering with and working in Black and/or African Diaspora communities
● Strong project management skills including managing multiple projects, prioritization, and accepting new challenges
● A creative and direct communicator with excellent public speaking and writing skills, able to communicate effectively in diverse contexts
● Fluency or high proficiency in Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese a plus
Moore Impact anticipates an annual base salary of at least $150,000 for the Project Director. The Foundation is committed to supporting the staff with a benefits package which presently includes full medical, vacation, sick, and retirement. All benefits are subject to modification at any time.
Moore Impact’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity
We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We employ qualified people without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; ancestry; disability; sexual orientation; pregnancy or breastfeeding; veteran or military status; marital status; civil union or domestic partnership status; arrest record; citizenship; genetic information; gender identity or expression; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking; or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.
How To Apply
Please submit all applications to Moore Impact via the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: WMG/BFF SJF Project Director on or before March 14, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews will commence prior to the application deadline. Your application packet must include: 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) one brief writing sample of no more than three pages.