POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Status: Full Time/Exempt
Location: Brooklyn, NY/Remote
Reports to: Executive Director
Apply By: June 12, 2020

ABOUT GRANTMAKERS FOR GIRLS OF COLOR

An initial project of the NoVo Foundation, Foundation for a Just Society, Ms. Foundation for Women, The New York Women’s Foundation, Communities for Just Schools Fund and other partners, Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC) launched as an online platform in 2015. In April of 2020, G4GC hired the renowned Dr. Monique Morris as its first Executive Director and became an independent nonprofit organization supporting a growing community of funders who are actively working on or interested in efforts to address the structural inequities facing girls of color. With an annual budget of $3.5 million and an anticipated staff of 8-10, G4GC brings together the latest research, data, news, and insights to promote collective strategizing, grantmaking and partnership across philanthropy; hosts an annual funder convening; connects funders to movements through webinars focused on ongoing timely issues facing girls of color; and leads research to help philanthropy better respond to the needs of girls of color.

G4GC envisions a world in which all girls are healthy, safe and thriving. Where each person is fully empowered to pursue their dreams and shape their desired reality on their terms, free from all structural barriers created by racism, sexism and ageism and other forms of discrimination. We recognize that girls of color hold particular vulnerabilities because of their age and other intersecting identities; and yet they also hold immense power to drive transformation. At the same time, girls of color are often invisible across funding priorities, efforts to address policy change, and in systems and programming. We believe that investing in building the power of girls and responding to their vulnerabilities is critical to creating meaningful change with and for them, their communities, and this country.

Visit www.grantmakersforgirlsofcolor.org to learn more about G4GC’s programs and operations.

ABOUT THIS POSITION

G4GC seeks a high performing Deputy Director to oversee the effective development and management of programs, grants and operations. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will manage up to three direct reports; coordinate advisory groups, consultants and volunteers; and guide the development and refinement of programs and grants management systems.

Core Characteristics and Skills

  • Passion for the Mission & Relationship Builder
    The Deputy Director will be a champion of our constituents with a true passion for improving outcomes and expanding opportunities for girls of color. They will exhibit a strong connection to our diverse community and will have the skills and enthusiasm to support the Executive Director in continuing to build relationships within the philanthropic sector while ensuring that G4GC develops new and unique opportunities to serve the mission.
  • Strategic Leadership & Internal Operations Manager
    The Deputy Director will be strategic, results-oriented and will ensure the organization meets its goal of being a convener, catalyst and leading thought partner. They will be skilled at building systems and managing operations while maintaining effective, trusting relationships and coalitions with stakeholders at multiple levels within complex environments.

Key Responsibilities
Project Development and Management of Funder and Grantee Relationship

  • Work with the Executive Director to structure and lead the development and implementation of grants management systems and other programmatic areas for G4GC including the management of the Love is Healing Covid-19 Response Fund
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with current and prospective funders and grantees
  • Represent G4GC at conferences, in professional associations, and at other public venues as determined by the Executive Director and Advisory Committee
  • Participate in the development of thought leadership around specific topics/emerging practice areas in philanthropy
  • Share in knowledge dissemination, reporting, webinars and other communications

Organizational Building

  • Partner with the Executive Director in coordinating with our fiscal sponsor (Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors) and building a high-functioning organizational structure, including bi-coastal offices and equitable remote working policies
  • Establish and provide oversight for grants management, human resources (recruiting, reviews, staff deployment/workload balancing, professional progression) and other systems with related responsibilities for internal communications, budget and finance
  • Identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities
  • Mentor and coach staff and serve as a sounding board and resource to the Executive Director and Advisory Committee

Required Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of senior-level management experience, including building start-ups and/or major initiatives
  • Significant experience working with and building trust-based relationships within philanthropy and among other key partners, stakeholders, donors, and investors
  • Shared commitment to serving the unique needs and challenges of girls across the spectrum of cisgender, transgender or gender expansive youth or adolescents of color in the U.S.
  • A strong track record of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and demonstrating an understanding of how race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and age shape experiences with power and access to opportunity, particularly in the U.S. context
  • Experience in supervising staff and consultants, team building and contributing to the development of a positive organizational culture
  • A nuanced understanding of philanthropy and how it leverages policy, education and communications for change as developed through significant hands-on experience in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and/or social investment sectors
  • Agility and ability to quickly course correct in changing or complicated political environments and communities, both internally and externally
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing a remote staff and willingness to travel domestically (up to 50%)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Nonprofit Management, Policy, Social Work, Anthropology, or a similar field
  • Deep knowledge and experience in the philanthropic sector including prior positions in grantmaking and program management
  • Experience building systems and managing remote team members

ABOUT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $150,000 – $175,000, commensurate with experience, plus a competitive benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement, and access to professional development resources.

HOW TO APPLY

For this national leadership search, G4GC is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting, a black woman-owned strategic management consulting firm with a 25-year history of recruiting and placing highly-qualified diverse leaders in critical philanthropic and nonprofit positions. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and a list of three reference to G4GC@walkeraac.com on or before 5:00 PM PDT on Friday, June 12, 2020. Email applications are required. One combined PDF file is preferred. Use the subject line: G4GC Deputy Director. Note that application review begins immediately and candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to references.

 

As a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Grantmakers for Girls of Color is a values- based equal opportunity employer. We have a deep commitment to building transformative culture and challenging racism, sexism, homophobia and oppression in all its forms. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, differently-abled people, formerly incarcerated people and people of any and all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.