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Director of Community Investment

The Director of Community Investment works closely with the Chief Strategist, Programs and Foundation staff to shape and implement the strategic vision for the Women’s Foundation of California (Foundation), ensuring that the Foundation’s programs are innovative and strategic and aligned with our core belief that those who directly experience injustice are best suited to develop solutions that ultimately benefit all Californians. The Foundation leverages an intersectional, inclusive approach to building a California where all our communities are healthy, safe, and economically secure.

Description

The Director of Community Investment working with the Chief Strategist of Programs, will lead grantmaking focused on building community power through multi-issue grantmaking in three core issues areas: economic security, health and safety. In addition, The Director of Community Investment conceptualizes, plans and executes the Foundation’s Connect strategy to convene movement partners throughout California and beyond. The Director of Community Investment represents the Foundation in public settings, provides leadership in multiple social movements, and offers timely opinion and analysis to Foundation management, constituents and board members on issues impacting gender, racial, and economic justice. This position requires frequent overnight travel.

Requirements

Essential Duties
Program Leadership & Oversight

  • Provide leadership, oversight, management and supervision for all aspects of the Foundation’s grantmaking and community convenings and special initiatives, including program design and evaluation, achieving the goals and objectives of the project(s) within the budget assigned.
  • Cultivate new relationships and networks to broaden the awareness and deepen the impact of the Foundation’s programmatic work.
  • Design, plan and implement convenings for community and grant partners.
  • Ensure alignment and coordination around community convenings, grantmaking practices, special initiatives and other Foundation program activities.
  • Analyze the progress of grant partners and community convenings and special initiatives and proactively interpret and assess partner needs to determine areas of strengthening and serve as a resource as requested.
  • Review proposals submitted for consideration within the Community Power Fund; make site visits, as appropriate; prepare written summaries and analysis documents of grant applications to aid staff and board members in evaluating and making awards.
  • Design and execute community convenings, grant partners and special initiatives monitoring processes, including conducting assessments, collecting and analyzing data, documenting results
    and identifying and discussing implications.
  • In collaboration with Chief Strategist, Programs, support the Program Committee of the Board of Directors by providing information and analysis to ensure the Board’s appropriate due
    diligence and fiduciary oversight.
  • Ensure an accurate, timely, efficient and transparent process for the entire Community Power Fund grant life cycle, from proposal to close (e.g., pre-award management, tracking payments, reviewing and producing relevant reports, monitoring and post-award management).
  • Collaborate with the Finance Team to aid in monthly reconciliation between the grantmaking and finance databases.
  • Supervise Program Assistant.

Team & Organizational Management

  • Support the Foundation’s Program Team by providing guidance, mentorship and direct supervision of staff and consultants. Create opportunities for team members’ leadership and professional development and ensure that Program team members are supported, valued, appreciated and motivated to produce high-quality work.
  • Participate in Foundation staff and Program Team meetings on a regular basis.
  • Engage in other activities as needed or assigned to successfully move the Foundation’s mission forward.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 6 years of experience with progressively more responsibility planning and managing multiple mission-driven programs within a large nonprofit setting, and staff supervision;
  • Passion for and knowledge of issues and challenges faced by cis and trans women, gender- variant, genderqueer, and non-binary individuals; and trans men;
  • Advanced project management experience and expertise with effective project management practices;
  • Excellent analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to innovate, with capacity to create or seize opportunities to improve program effectiveness and organizational outcomes;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including confidence and comfort with public speaking in front of a variety of audiences;
  • Demonstrated experience overseeing programs that successfully engage diverse communities; strong understanding of best practices related to cultural competence of gender, racial, and economic justice issues;
  • Demonstrated history of innovative program design and implementation experience supporting creation of funding proposals and budgets;
  • Evidenced commitment to an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary team approach to work; strong collaboration and conflict resolution skills;
  • Excellent computer and technology skills including proficiency with MS Office suite and familiarity with using databases and online project management tools; must be comfortable learning and using new technology;
  • Ability to conduct regular overnight travel throughout California and the United States. At times, up to 30% of the position’s time will be spent traveling.

Qualities

  • Possesses a strong commitment to the mission, policies, goals and values of the Women’s Foundation of California;
  • Committed to leading with humility, approachability, and accessibility, and helping team members grow and learn by being a mentor, facilitator and coach;
  • Possesses a strong commitment to the self-reflection and interpersonal work needed to create an inclusive and grassroots-driven organization that is at the forefront of gender justice in California;
  • Results-oriented and entrepreneurial;
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team, set and achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement and maintain confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team;
  • Creative thinker, joyful collaborator, self-starter and detail-oriented communicator with a positive approach, can-do attitude and a sense of humor;
  • Ability to create positive, long-term working relationships by demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and customer service, tact, dependability, diplomacy, and flexibility;
  • Willingness and ability to travel to meetings and other Foundation events.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  •  This is a full-time, non-exempt position, with a salary range of $90,000-105,000. Salary offer will be dependent on experience.
  • We provide 15 days paid vacation to start which increases over time (20 days after 5 years, and 25 days after 10 years); 12 paid sick days, 15 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule.
  • We provide generous benefits including paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, flexible spending account, fitness reimbursements, a 401(k) retirement plan match, transportation benefits, and AD&D insurance with the Foundation covering 100% of the costs of the insurance package.

OUR VALUES AND COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At the Women’s Foundation of California, we believe outstanding people are the key to our success. We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, trans people, gender non-conforming individuals and formerly incarcerated people to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit and hire with the understanding of systemic oppression and of the lived reality of people with marginalized identities. We also recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position for long periods while operating a computer to create documents, conducting Internet research, sending and receiving e-mail and participating in meetings; communicate on a telephone and in person; read and write; apply logic and focus attention in the presence of distractions. Occasional requirements are to move about the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.

APPLICATION & DEADLINE

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume, combined in one document, with the subject line:Director of Community Investment to: jobs@womensfoundca.org. The cover letter should highlight why you are interested in the position and what makes you a strong candidate. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. All documents need to be Microsoft Word or PDF files (PDF files are preferred).

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Program Assistant

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Policy Programs, the Program Assistant provides general administrative support for our Women’s Policy Institute Programs team, which administers: 1. State fellowship, 2. Local fellowship and 3. Alumni Network, as well additional convening including the Philanthropy & Public Policy Institute. This is a non-exempt, full-time position based in our Oakland office.

Description

Essential Responsibilities – Team Support

  • Perform administrative and clerical duties, including submitting requests for reimbursement or payment, setting up meetings and drafting agendas and taking notes for team meetings, managing and coordinating action items, and creating and maintaining organizing documents and files.
  • Coordinate event logistics for trainings, convenings, and retreats including booking travel, coordinating with venues and caterers, ordering meals, tracking dietary restrictions and accessibility needs, confirming hotel reservations, organizing and printing training materials, and helping Program team staff prepare and pack for events.
  • Coordinate event logistics for webinars, including creating event information pages and providing administrative support on the day of the webinar.
  • Provide event staffing support at day-long and multi-day trainings, retreats, and convening, including setting up training rooms, responding to participants needs, and ensuring that events run smoothly.
  • Support team with coordination of policy requests for letters of support for all bills supported by WPI fellows and alumni, other coalitions, and organizational partners.
  • Assist with outreach and recruitment efforts for WPI programs—particularly in relation to immigrant communities, transgender communities, and communities impacted by mass incarceration.
  • Assist with grants management and administration, including support for the maintenance of grants database and data entry.
  • Meet regularly with individual staff from WPI-State, WPI-Local and WPI-Alumni and work with direct supervisor to meet the administrative needs of the three areas.

Qualifications
Skills

  • 1 to 2 years of experience as an administrative assistant or related administrative experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite; Outlook (email, calendar), Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Slack, Dropbox, Basecamp and other online information management, communications and project management applications. Internet research experience and experience with video conference applications are a plus.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and organizational skills with outstanding attention to detail and follow through.
  • Strong listening, written and oral communications skills, including phone presence.
  • Experience working and communicating regularly with remote team members is a plus.
  • Excellent copy editing skills is a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Qualities

  • Strong commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision and to our organization’s values of community, justice, well-being, and equity.
  • Commitment to learning about and practicing gender justice.
  • Eager to engage and learn from the people and communities the Foundation serves.
  • Passion for working in the social justice sector.
  • Talent and interest in creating and managing systems.
  • An eye for creating efficiencies and keeping track of details.
  • Ability to develop trusting relationships with diverse individuals from many different backgrounds.
  • Comfort with computers and multiple online platforms.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and dependable.
  • Curiosity and love of continuous learning.
  • Ability to work in an open office environment.
  • Track record of being a highly organized, self-starting and a pro-active initiator.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and in a timely manner their progress on multiple projects and deadlines to ensure team coordination.
  • Exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Work independently as well as within a team.
  • Achieve goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Positive approach, can-do attitude and great sense of humor!

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 35 hours per week, with a compensation range of $25-27 per hour. Compensation offer will be dependent on experience.
  • We provide 15 days paid vacation to start which increases over time (20 days after 5 years, and 25 days after 10 years); 12 paid sick days, 15 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule.
  • We provide paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, flexible spending account, fitness reimbursements, a 401 (k) retirement plan match, transportation benefits, and AD&D insurance with the Foundation covering 100% of the costs of the insurance package for employees and 90% for dependent children.

Requirements

Our Values and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
We at the Women’s Foundation of California believe that our team should be reflective of the communities most impacted by gender injustice. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, and formerly incarcerated individuals to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we recruit and hire with an understanding of the lived realities of people who have experienced systemic oppression.

Application & Deadline
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume, combined in one document, to: jobs@womensfoundca.org. The cover letter should highlight why you are interested in the position and what makes you a strong candidate. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please use this as subject line of your email: Program Assistant. All documents need to be Microsoft Word or PDF files (combined PDF file is preferred).

Physical demands and work environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Job Posting Program Assistant September 2019
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.
This position requires travel approximately every month or two months within California to perform logistical duties at Foundation sponsored retreats and events. Some of these events will be multi day, overnight retreats taking place at various points in the year. The agendas for the retreats & events vary and include occasional work into the evening.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position for long periods while operating a computer to create documents, conducting Internet research, sending and receiving e-mail and participating in meetings; communicate on a telephone and in person; read and write; apply logic and focus attention in the presence of distractions. Occasional requirements are to move about the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc. At the Foundation sponsored events, responsibilities will include taking materials to the location in suitcases and setting out materials.

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Executive Associate

The Executive Associate provides exceptional strategic, organizational and administrative support to the Chief Strategist of Programs and the Chief Strategist of Partnerships. The Executive Associate manages the schedule and projects of the chief strategists for Programs and Partnerships, and serves as the primary support for the Leadership Team meetings.

 

Description

The Executive Associate upholds a strict level of organization, communication, confidentiality and professionalism. This position requires a skillset of a master organizer, scheduler, trusted advisor and protector of time and resources for the chief strategists for Programs and Partnerships. The Executive Associate will support the facilitation of communications and workflow with external stakeholders and internal staff, and tactfully handle all communications in a way that helps staff and stakeholders achieve the goals for the Foundation.

Requirements

Essential Duties

  • Manage an active calendar of appointments for the Chief Strategist of Programs and the Chief Strategist of Partnerships, using discretionary judgment in support of established priorities, goals and timelines.
  • Schedule complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries and agendas and compiling documents for meetings of the Chief Strategist of Programs and the Chief Strategist of Partnerships.
  • Provide meeting and event support: proactively prepare agendas and meeting materials, record meeting notes and coordinate meeting and event logistics.
  • Respond to written and telephone inquiries and invitations, using discretionary judgment to forward selected calls and correspondence to the Chief Strategist of Programs and the Chief Strategist of Partnerships.
  • Draft correspondence, reports, letters of solicitation, proposals, presentations on behalf of the Chief Strategist of Programs and the Chief Strategist of Partnerships.
  • Complete expense reports and credit card reports for the Chief Strategist of Programs and the Chief Strategist of Partnerships.
  • Manage projects assigned by and in support of the Chief Strategist of Programs and the Chief Strategist of Partnerships.
  • Maintain records, contact lists and other information and files (electronic and paper) related to the work of the Chief Strategist of Programs and the Chief Strategist of Partnerships.
  • Manage logistics for the Leadership Team meetings, including agendas, scheduling, and taking and distributing notes.
  • Manage and complete special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Skills

  • Two to four years of experience providing executive level support experience preferred.
  • Commitment to maintain the highest level of integrity for the Foundation.
  • Ability to produce excellent quality materials needing minimal editing.
  • Proven project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet multiple, simultaneous deadlines and motivate others to do so, using diplomacy, motivation approaches, clear communication and effective systems and processes to ensure that all team members follow through on assignments and tasks on time.
  • Outstanding listening, oral and written communication and meeting facilitation skills with a demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate with diverse communities.
  • Familiarity with issues and challenges facing cisgender and trans women and girls, gender nonconforming people and trans men.
  • Ability to articulate current trends, strategies and solutions that will contribute to equity and justice for all Californians in powerful, interesting and compelling ways.
  • Mastery of digital communications, including MS Office Suite, G-Suite, Slack, (especially Outlook, Word and Excel), and web navigation and search.
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred Qualities
  • Must possess a strong commitment to the mission, policies, goals and philosophy of the Women’s Foundation of California.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Must be able to multi-task with high degree of project and time-management capacityto achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with

    multiple interruptions.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and maintain confidentiality at alltimes.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create positive, long-term working relationshipsby demonstrating a commitment to team work and customer service, tact,

    dependability, diplomacy and flexibility.

  • Willingness and ability to travel to meetings and other Foundation events.
  • Positive approach, can-do attitude and sense of humor.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain at their desk for long periods while operating a computer to create documents, conducting Internet research and data entry, sending and receiving e-mail and participating in meetings; communicate on a telephone and in person; read and write; apply logic and focus attention in the presence of distractions. Occasional requirements are to move about the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.

Our Values and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At the Women’s Foundation of California, we believe outstanding people are the key to our

success. We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, transgender people, gender non-conforming individuals and formerly incarcerated people to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit and hire with the understanding of systemic oppression and of the lived reality of people with marginalized identities. We also recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position, with a salary range of $55,000-$60,000. Salary offer will be dependent on experience.
  • We provide 15 days paid vacation to start which increases over time (20 days after 5 years, and 25 days after 10 years); 12 paid sick days, 15 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule.
  • We provide paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, flexible spending account, fitness reimbursements, a 401 (k) retirement plan match, transportation benefits, and AD&D insurance with the Foundation covering 100% of the costs of the insurance package for employees and 90% for dependents.

Applications & Deadline

To apply, please email a cover letter describing your qualification and interest in the position and resume, combined in one document, with the subject line: Executive Associate to: jobs@womensfoundca.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. All documents need to be Microsoft Word or PDF files (PDF files are preferred).

 

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We believe outstanding people are the key to our success.

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, trans people, gender non-conforming individuals and formerly incarcerated people to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit and hire with the understanding of systemic oppression and of the lived reality of people with marginalized identities. We also recruit and hire without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.