Global/Remote
Salary: The salary range for this position for someone in the USA as per workband E is between $100,875 and $134,500.
Candidate Level: Senior Executive
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Hours: Full Time
Sector: Conservation / Environment / Climate
Link to Website
Closing date: 03/03/2024
Global Greengrants Fund
Co-Director of Philanthropy
Background:

About Global Greengrants Fund:

Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) is a public charity registered in Boulder, Colorado and London, UK, that supports grassroots activists and civil society organizations around the world working to address environmental and social justice in over 160 countries.  GGF applies a participatory and decentralized model in making grants to grassroots groups through regional and thematic boards of advisors, global partner networks and independent funds, to support grassroots environmental and social justice action. Global Greengrants Fund believes solutions to environmental harm and social injustice come from people whose lives are most impacted. Every day, our global network of people on the frontlines and donors comes together to support communities to protect their ways of life and our planet. Because when local people have a say in the health of their food, water, and resources, they are forces for change.

In 2024, Global Greengrants Fund is amid a strategic journey in which we collectively center our values, including diversity, equity and inclusion, and organizational care in our work, and to rediscover our identity and potential after 30 years of work. We have experienced tremendous growth over the past two years and we are thoughtfully, yet rapidly, growing our annual grantmaking, our philanthropic advocacy, and our global partnerships and collaborations to new levels. This includes creating a globally networked learning organization and transforming our organizational culture to be more collaborative and self-steering – we call this our transformational journey. The Co-Director of Philanthropy needs to understand the challenges and opportunities that come with these transformations and is able to remain flexible, steady, and adaptable while inspiring the team through change.    

Description:

Global Greengrants Fund is looking to hire an energetic and passionate individual who will provide Co-leadership to developing and implementing a values-aligned philanthropic strategy and Co-leading our development team to meet our philanthropic goals. They will take up the Co-Directorship role alongside Chantal Pasquarello, GGF’s Co-Director of Philanthropy, who joined GGF in December 2023. Together, the Co-Directors of Philanthropy will be sharing and balancing the responsibilities for strategic development and strategic implementation working complementary to ensure integration and cohesion.  There is an expectation to deepen and develop the co-director model to align with the core values of shared leadership and democratic decision-making as well as to strengthen the complementarity of the skill sets and strengthen sustainability and impact of these roles; it needs to be more than two individual Director roles working together. 

In taking up this Co-Directorship, the successful individuals will be instrumental in:

●       Implementing the new philanthropic strategy, developed centered on community-centric fundraising principles and with an aim to shift harmful philanthropic practices, to build and sustain relationships with donors and partners across the organization’s fundraising portfolio, including through individual giving, major gifts, institutional donors, community development and other creative philanthropic means.

●       Implementing new philanthropic revenue strategies, reporting and accountability to ensure we reach multi-year revenue goals, meet fundraising targets quarterly, and provide the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees the revenue tracking and predications they require, overseeing fundraising operations towards a goal of +$30M and evolve strategy as needed to meet annual revenue goals.

●       Implementing new strategies for inspirational donor engagement and learning to meet the growing annual budget needs and to ensure long-term commitments, building diverse, multi-year, reliable funding to support Global Greengrants’ work and evolve strategy as needed to meet annual goals.

●       Leading the philanthropic team in meeting their day-to-day needs to reach philanthropic goals and self-management in alignment with the organizational vision for self-organized collaboration.

●       Developing and implementing team strategies and ensure that the team has the tools and resources they need to thrive and meet annual revenue and relationship building goals.

●       Ensuring collaboration and integration within and across the US Organization, the US Philanthropic team, and the UK organization.

●       Ensuring an integration of information and learning for the philanthropic team through working closely with relevant other functional areas.

The Co-Director of Philanthropy will come into the role as part of a team of approximately 40 staff, in an organization which is financially stable, with a strong culture grounded in a commitment to learning and growing and mutual accountability. Co-Directors of Philanthropy are members of the External Relations team, and in the present accountability structures are line managed by the Vice President of External Relations while building and working in more collaborative ways.

Requirements:

Successful applicants will have significant relevant experience in similar roles in non-profit environmental justice, feminist, gender, human rights organization, and/or funding organization. They should have demonstrated experience in creating global philanthropic strategies that address a need to diversify funding and meeting the evolving needs of a growing and transforming progressive organization. Crucially, being comfortable with outreach to donors, securing meetings, and soliciting gifts, they have a track record as a successful fundraiser and leader at an organization equal to or greater in size as Global Greengrants Fund. They also have a track record of developing and maintaining donor relationships that are politically aligned with the vision and values of the organization, at the $1 million level and stewarding such donors effectively. They demonstrate abilities to create a values-aligned environment of trust, equity, and accountability to our work and mission, and ensures involvement of the team in developing strategies and in the sharing of information. They should have excellent interpersonal understanding, relationship building and interpersonal skills to build strong alliances with diverse constituencies and manage complex politics, positioning and relationships. They also thrive in a virtual environment, motivated to take on challenges and collaboratively find innovative and creative solutions.

Personal characteristics

The successful candidate will be rooted in feminist politics, while pushing the boundaries of philanthropic discourse and be comfortable holding and articulating a radical vision that seeks to go beyond conventional thinking. They will be a transparent and adaptive leader with a commitment to lifelong learning and a drive to mentor, coach, and share leadership and who are able to intellectually drive the vision and ensure that there is space and opportunity for others to come along on its transformative journey while taking meaningful purpose-driven actions. They will have skills to give, receive and work with feedback constructively, with the intellectual and emotional resilience necessary to take up critical responsibilities for an international global organisation. Relevant lived experiences related to GGF’s work and community would be an advantage. Multiple language skills would be ideal, while English fluency is a must.  

The right candidate will understand Global Greengrants Fund’s core values and be committed to the guiding principles and mission of Global Greengrants Fund and ensure they uphold them in the way they take up the responsibilities of the role.

Comments:

Salary: Salaries at Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) are dependent on applicable salary scales, internal pay policies including equity considerations and budget. Due to the ways in which salary negotiations perpetuate existing structural inequities, GGF has moved away from salary negotiation processes for any candidate. We will make our best offer, and it will be the same regardless of the candidate. The salary range for this position for someone in the USA as per workband E is between $100,875 and $134,500. 

Benefits: Group medical and life insurances. Paid time off (10 vacation days in the first year, 12 sick days, four personal days and up to 11 paid public holidays). Contribution to retirement savings. Remote work and flexible work arrangements. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit in English, a current CV, along with a cover letter explaining why you want to work for Global Greengrants Fund, how you meet the requirements of the role, and what Co-leadership means to you. Please include “Co-Director of Philanthropy” in the subject line of the email and submit to careers@greengrants.org by March 03, 2024, at 23:00 MT. Please see the detailed Job Description by clicking here. If you’re intrigued by this position but feel like you don’t fit the profile precisely, please still apply. You can ask questions or seek further information to feel able to apply by writing to careers@greengrants.org.

We thank all those who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Women; trans, non-binary, and intersex persons; persons with disabilities and other candidates from historically oppressed groups, of all ages, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Global Greengrants Fund is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Global Greengrants Fund are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.

Contact person: People and Culture Team
Preferred method of response: Email
Apply link: Link to Apply
Closing date: 03/03/2024