WHO WE ARE
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies (Schusterman) strives for a future in which the United States and Israel live up to their ideals and achieve more just and inclusive societies. We work to advance racial, gender and economic equity in the U.S., as well as to foster a more joyful and diverse Jewish community. Our culture is built on a foundation of principles that guide our attitudes, behaviors and interactions in the workplace. We look for people to join our team who are trustworthy, excellent, risk-takers – and who are committed to equity. Learn more about us!
The Program Associate (PA) supports the Gender and Reproductive Equity (GRE) team to develop, implement and assess grantmaking strategies that increase women’s and gender non-conforming people’s: 1) political power and leadership; 2) knowledge, freedom and power to determine their reproductive lives; 3) economic power; and 4) freedom from sexual harassment and violence. The PA understands how intersecting forms of oppression and discrimination shape gender and reproductive equity and is committed to building the power of Black, Indigenous and People of Color movements to respond. The PA will join a team of six and will be based in our Washington, DC or New York, NY office.
Research, Writing and Analysis (60%)
Outcome: High quality, written products that highlight the work and fit of potential grantee partners; make the case for funding; and keep the team, leadership and evaluators up to date on partners’ progress, achievements and setbacks. Specific tasks may include:
- Conducting due diligence, site visits, landscape scans and research on gender equity organizations.
- Staying well-informed of developments in the field through literature review, research, networking and representing the organization at external meetings.
- Reviewing and synthesizing application materials into clear, concise and insightful funding recommendations.
- Collecting, tracking and analyzing grantee data and metrics for the GRE and evaluation teams.
- Drafting internal team updates to share with the broader organization.
Internal and External Collaboration (40%)
Outcome: Strong relationships within Schusterman and with external networks to promote our values and strengthen both awareness and the impact of the GRE team’s work. Specific tasks may include:
- Developing and maintaining relationships with grantee partners, other Schusterman teams, peers in the philanthropic sector and thought leaders in the GRE field.
- Identifying possible partners, projects and opportunities.
- Promoting Schusterman’s values of collaboration, humility, equity, impact and optimism and a culture of trust, excellence and risk-taking on our team.
- Carrying out special projects and supporting events, as requested by the team.
COMPETENCIES NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL
- Manages activities and projects effectively and efficiently across the team.
- Builds productive relationships with colleagues across the organization and with staff at grantee organizations.
- A commitment to equity and diversity and ability to contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment.
- A clear learning posture for understanding the work and the gender and racial equity field at large.
- Communicates the GRE vision and strategy with key internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrates clear analytic thinking and ability to connect big picture and details.
Competitive salary band of $80,000-$100,000 based on experience and on Schusterman’s commitment to internal equity. A strong benefits package is also included. Schusterman encourages ongoing professional development and supports activities aligned with one’s individual career growth plan. Schusterman does not cover relocation expenses for this position.
Please share your resume along with a cover letter that describes how you have contributed to building gender and reproductive equity both in your work and inside your workplace. Your application materials should be submitted on Greenhouse by Friday, December 9, 2022. The application is available here.
We believe that gender and reproductive inequity disproportionately affects women of color, people from working class backgrounds and trans and gender-nonbinary people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other communities that face gender and reproductive inequity. Additionally, please note that previous philanthropic experience is not necessary to apply for this role.