Resources for Abortion Delivery (RAD) envisions a future where reproductive freedom and justice prevail for all people, including those who are BIPOC, poor or low-income, or otherwise marginalized. RAD’s mission is to promote the continued existence and resiliency of the U.S. abortion delivery sector so that abortion seekers have timely and equitable access to quality abortion care.
Founded in 2016 and now with a strong track record and a staff of 14 people, RAD provides support to the independent abortion provider sector through its two divisions, Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers (RAAP) and Funding and Technical Assistance (FTA). RAAP, RAD’s legal team, provides free legal compliance assistance to abortion providers to navigate abortion restrictions and reduce the negative impacts of anti-abortion laws. FTA supports independent abortion providers across the United States with grants and loans to help them protect or expand abortion access and with free technical assistance to respond to the changing abortion landscape and to maximize patients’ access to abortion care. Since its inception, RAD has provided more than $60M in funding awards to independent abortion providers.
Resources for Abortion Delivery (RAD) seeks nominations and applications for a Director of Funding and Technical Assistance. A member of RAD’s leadership team, the Director of Funding and Technical Assistance (Director of FTA) will be responsible for the overall operations of the Funding and Technical Assistance division. The Director of FTA will lead and supervise a team of two to four FTA staff members responsible for day-to-day provision of quality grantmaking and technical assistance to the independent provider sector. This role reports to the Chief Program Officer (CPO).
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FACING THE DIRECTOR OF FUNDING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
The Director of FTA will bring flexibility, good judgment, and strong relationship-building and management skills to the role of leading and managing the division’s work.
Lead, manage, and continuously improve current funding and technical assistance programs.
The Director of FTA will oversee the execution of the division’s funding programs. The Director will lead and manage the team’s work in soliciting and reviewing funding applications. They will work in partnership with their team to ensure critical analysis is conducted and funding parameters are appropriately applied during funding review. Given the evolving landscape of abortion services, they will maintain the division’s flexibility to allow for submission and evaluation of funding requests in the event of urgent and important emergent needs. They will work to develop and execute the provision of direct technical assistance in areas such as financial assessments, project management, or proposal development. They will direct and supervise the FTA team on the ongoing management of funding awards and active technical assistance (TA) engagements and drive efforts within the team to support individual awardees as needed.
The Director of FTA will be committed to continuous improvement of administrative processes to promote the efficient and successful achievement of program goals. They will be informed by monitoring and evaluation data to regularly assess program activities and outcomes and contribute to the development and execution of effective monitoring and evaluation activities. They will develop and conduct periodic review of core program materials and resources such as RFPs and grant agreements and will ensure the FTA division’s ongoing maintenance of official funding records and documents.
Key to these efforts will be the Director of FTA’s supervision of a team of two to four FTA division staff, who manage the daily, ongoing implementation of funding and technical assistance programs. They will delegate effectively to this team and serve as a coach to build both individual and team strengths. The Director of FTA will uphold a strong team culture and establish working conditions that support excellence and quality.
Develop and implement new, innovative programs in partnership with CPO.
The Director of FTA will work in close partnership with the CPO to set and maintain the division’s strategic direction to ensure goals are realized. They will identify emerging needs in the abortion service delivery field and develop relevant strategies to address those needs. They will work together with the CPO to develop new TA and/or loan and grant funds that open up access to capital for abortion providers consistent with strategic priorities. They will create and implement processes for newly created funds or other division resources. They will work alongside the CPO to evaluate program impact and apply these learnings to current and future programs.
Serve as internal and external partner for strong communication, learning, and relationships.
The Director of FTA will be a strong internal and external relationship-builder and serve as a member of RAD’s leadership team. They will share the work of the FTA division to both internal colleagues and with external stakeholders and funders. They will foster and maintain productive and collegial relationships with independent abortion providers that are current or potential RAD service partners. They will conduct broad outreach to publicize the FTA program to independent abortion providers and build relevant networks with allied groups. They will keep abreast of regulatory and environmental changes, especially as they impact abortion providers’ need for outside support. Internally, they will lead the division’s efforts to collaborate and communicate effectively with other internal departments and contribute to grant writing and reporting related to the division’s work.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
- Related Leadership: At least eight (8) years of experience within reproductive health, philanthropy, or related field (healthcare delivery, technical assistance, reproductive health and/or nonprofit law, small business lending, consulting, etc.).
- Staff Management: At least five (5) years of experience supervising and an ability to effectively lead, coach, and mentor staff.
- Program Management: Ability to independently design and implement results-oriented programs with input from multiple diverse stakeholders. Strong track record of program development (translating strategies into implementation plans) and project execution and management (timelines, staff assignments, budgets, process documentation, etc.).
- Analytic Skills: Ability to perform detailed examination of quantitative and qualitative information and form a reasoned assessment.
- Thought Partnership: Willingness and ability to engage in strategic thinking and planning in a team environment, under the direction of executive leadership. Skilled at synthesizing large amounts of information; productively provides input and feedback; energetically and flexibly engages in brainstorming iterative ideas and solutions.
- Equity: Ability and commitment to critically examining structural inequities rooted in race, economic status, and other dimensions of social identity, experience working as part of a team to take action to address these internally and programmatically.
- Communication: Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills – with emphasis on ability to write with clarity, brevity, and in plain language, including when conveying complex critical analysis.
- Change Management: Experience with maintaining composure and thriving – and supporting teams to thrive – in a dynamic and evolving organizational and external environment.
- Remote Work: Ability to effectively work, collaborate with diverse partners, and manage a team, in a remote (virtual) work environment.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The salary for this position is $174k – 217k annually.
Hopewell Fund offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in 401k retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401k contributions. Employees are also eligible for pre-tax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 160 hours (4 weeks) of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of volunteer leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 90 days of employment. All employees of Hopewell Fund are required to complete timesheets.
Additional benefits include:
- Short-term and long-term disability insurance
- Base-term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- Flexible spending account for medical and dependent care
- Up to $1500/year (gross) remote work stipend
- Up to $500/year for professional development
- Up to $200 for a new smartphone every 2 years, and up to $75/month for cell phone plan
This position requires travel approximately four to six times annually, with an average of one to two overnight stays per visit.
The physical requirements of this position are as follows: job duties may be modified as necessary to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with a disability.
- Ability to operate a computer for long periods of time, and to use a cellphone.
- Ability to communicate with internal staff and external stakeholders via video conference, the telephone, email, and in person.
- Access to a space from which to work virtually on a full-time basis.
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Hopewell Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except as otherwise prohibited by relevant state or local law. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@hopewellfund.org.
How To Apply
More information about Resources for Abortion Delivery may be found at: radprogram.org
This search is being led by Cara Pearsall and Stephanie Guidry of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume and three professional references via NPAG’s website.
Hopewell Fund and RAD believe in the power of diverse and inclusive organizations. We strongly encourage candidates from across the full spectrum of identity, background, and experience to apply.
Hopewell Fund Careers
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