Movement Partnerships Practitioner (Program Officer) at Collective Future Fund
About Collective Future Fund
Collective Future Fund brings together social justice movements, survivors, and donors to heal, resource, and mobilize in order to shape a collective future free from all forms of patriarchal violence. We prioritize support for work that is led by survivors, Black, Indigenous, and women of color, queer, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people of color, people of color with disabilities, and im/migrants, who are cultivating community, building impactful movements, and sustaining transformational work. Together, we envision a world of collective safety, healing, and liberation.
The Fund is fiscally sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations, and major foundations. As one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations, RPA has facilitated $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries and serves as fiscal sponsor for more than 50 projects.
For more information about Collective Future Fund, please visit our website.
About the Opportunity
Collective Future Fund seeks a compassionate and spirited relationship-builder to lead its movement-building and grantmaking partnerships. This individual will represent the Fund’s vision and values by exemplifying them in external partner work and being a thought partner and collaborator with grantee organizations to support and advocate for their work, focused on eradicating violence against marginalized survivors. The successful candidate builds partnership with grantees through a foundation of respect and community-building and also recognizes grantmaking as a tool for reinforcing organizing and community power-building; this leader believes in and excels at experimenting with pushing the envelope of what philanthropy does, especially in the movement to end violence.
The Movement Partnerships Practitioner is a full-time employee of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), the fiscal sponsor for the Fund, will serve as the Fund’s primary grantmaking leader, and play a leadership role as part of the Fund’s team to craft impactful grantmaking strategies in collaboration with the Collective Partners (donors) and with grantees and movement leaders.
Areas of Leadership
The Movement Partnerships Practitioner will be accountable for but not limited to:
Mission Alignment & Subject Matter Expertise
Translate your interest, expertise, and experience in the Fund’s goals of cultivating community through supportive grantmaking and centering survivor leadership into the strategies and tactics that build momentum for the movements to end violence.
- Experience in the gender based violence movement, ideally in the form of direct service, and/or coming out of movements that are focused on safety, healing and/or racial, gender, criminal justice, or related movements. Lived experience with the communities and issues that the collaborative fund prioritizes is a plus but not required.
- Belief in and commitment to increasing the visibility of violence, and the movements to address it, and in the ability of survivors to live free from patriarchal violence in shared abundance, joy, and power.
- Sensitivity to trauma, healing, and a deep commitment to centering survivors of harassment and violence.
- A creative, entrepreneurial spirit to contribute to the ecosystem of the movement to end violence, even when its momentum and future are uncertain.
Philanthropic Partnership & Grantmaking
In close collaboration with the Fund’s team and grassroots leaders, activists, advocates, and culture change practitioners, develop a grantmaking strategy that aligns with the long-term vision of the Fund, builds upon the Fund’s existing approaches and impact, and ensures inclusive, equitable, and effective decision-making and approvals of grants. Lead initial screening of potential grantees; analyze and assess background information; conduct site visits; solicit, develop and review funding proposals and reports; and develop clear grant recommendations. Prototype, pilot, and systematize approaches to participatory grantmaking that promote democratic participation of grantees and movement leaders beyond being beneficiaries of philanthropy. Envision and direct the grants invitation and submission, grants administration, and due diligence processes.
- Relevant experience in a grantmaking role with a philanthropic, policy-focused organization, with an emphasis on trust-based approaches (experience with pooled/collaborative funds a plus).
- Ability to think strategically, analytically, and creatively, and to translate ideas into writing and action through grantmaking and related programmatic work.
- Demonstrated financial management skills, including budget preparation, giving/grantmaking portfolios, analysis, and decision-making.
- Track record of partnering with grantees, funders and partners to achieve just and liberatory impact, (experience working directly within the movement to end violence a plus).
- Preference for experience in nontraditional approaches to grantmaking and philanthropy, including grantmaking as a tool for organizing, learning, storytelling and movement building.
Relationship-Building & Collaboration: Convene grantees and other partners and allies in ways that strengthen the grantees’ work and the field overall.
Collaboratively engage partners, including but not limited to: building relationships with current grantees, identifying new grantees, and promoting trust-based engagement among donors and grantees, especially through meaningful communication and site visits. Engage in deep listening across multiple fields to develop approaches that bolster feminist leadership and intersectional movements to end violence against Black and Indigenous women of color, queer, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people of color (QTPOC), people of color with disabilities, and im/migrants. Stay abreast of new developments and trends, especially related to innovative approaches led by women of color, indigenous, trans and queer communities, and provide analyses to the Fund that informs its grantmaking strategy.
- Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships, particularly with senior leaders, teammates, and partners.
- Track record of building relationships that center individuals’ and communities’ healing journey, seeking to understand their ideas and motivations, and then collaborating with them to support their growth toward their vision.
- Draws energy from making connections and expanding networks.
Organizational Leadership: Learning, evaluation, and building the case for philanthropic commitment.
Participate in the Fund’s efforts to design and execute innovative approaches to learning, monitoring, and evaluation in alignment with its values and mission. Ensure the timely reporting of activities and costs for grant reports to donors. Share knowledge of grantee partner work and analysis through excellent storytelling, communication, and presentation skills, working with the Fund’s colleagues to promote the work of grantee partners and their impact. Produce program-related documents (e.g., strategy papers, portfolio reviews, updates to the Collaborative Partners, etc.), to communicate grantmaking approaches and outcomes. Participate in building the case to the philanthropic sector for scaling up funding/resources for survivors and movements working to end gendered, sexualized, and racialized violence, including by representing the Fund at conferences, funder affinity group meetings, and engagement in other spaces to encourage interest in both pooled and aligned grantmaking.
- Track record of innovating to support and collaborate across a talented, diverse, and passionate team in service of a mission.
- Experience developing others as a mentor, motivator, and coach in the face of service.
- Ability to drive strategy, including managing teams through growth, strategic pivots and changes, and the introduction of interdependent systems and processes by building a clear workplace culture and the norms and agreements that protect and steward it.
Salary, Location & Benefits
The starting, annual salary range for this role is $125,000-135,000, based on experience. This is a full-time, exempt position. The Fund’s fiscal sponsor offers a full compensation package, including health insurance, 401k retirement plan, and generous PTO and parental leave, among other benefits.
The Movement Partnerships Practitioner position can be remote for anyone in the continental United States, with a preference for candidates who have previously worked independently, as a part of a fully remote team.
Collective Future Fund is a fiscally sponsored organization based in the northeast. However, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, all team members and many partners are working remotely indefinitely. The Fund continues to monitor public health guidance and keep safety, science, and flexibility top of mind as it evaluates what post-pandemic travel looks like for the team. In the meantime, the Movement Partnerships Practitioner will be expected to travel at least once per quarter to convene in person with the Fund team (usually in the northeastern region of the U.S.). In addition, as strategically necessary, the Movement Partnerships Practitioner may need to meet in person once a quarter with partners, funders, and other constituents who impact the Fund’s movement-building and grantmaking.
Collective Future Fund is an equal opportunity employer that strives to build and support an equitable work community that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. As a part of the survivor-led, gender based anti-violence movement, CFF aims to foster leadership and raise the voices of historically marginalized people, including but not limited to Black and Indigenous women of color, queer, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming people of color (QTPOC), people of color with disabilities, and immigrants. We strongly encourage candidates of these and other diverse backgrounds to apply.
This search is being managed by Axis Talent Partners, a talent strategy and search firm that partners with social impact organizations. Interested candidates should submit an application, including a resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position and their interest in Collective Future Fund’s mission.
The Fund provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital/domestic partner status, former incarceration status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion: The Fund is committed to building a diverse, just and fair workplace in which all employees can participate, prosper and reach their full potential.
Commitment to Safety at the Workplace: The Fund is committed to providing a safe and dignified workplace environment for all its staff, whether full-time employees, consultants, volunteers or interns, free from discrimination on any ground and from harassment at work, including sexual harassment, sexual violence and abuses of power, treats all incidents seriously and promptly investigates all allegations of harassment, discrimination or sexual violence.
Commitment to racial and gender justice: The movement to end gender-based violence is and always has been led by girls and women of color and indigenous women who are most impacted by sexual harassment and violence. Girls and women of color live, learn, and work at the intersection of sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression, and therefore hold critical perspectives on the solutions that will enable safety and full participation in our country’s future. Thus, the collaborative is envisioned to be part of an overall philanthropic strategy to dismantle racial, gender, and economic inequalities that hold girls and women of color and indigenous women back. The Fund will prioritize racial, gender, and economic justice for all women and girls by addressing structural racism, sexism, misogyny, and its consequences, within communities and the institutions that serve them. Additionally, the Fund prioritizes supporting efforts that are led by women of color, Indigenous women, trans and nonbinary people, and communities in the Global South and the building of transnational solidarity.
About Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
The Collective Future Fund is fiscally sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), a nonprofit organization that advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving. As one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations, RPA has facilitated more than $3 billion in grantmaking to nearly 70 countries. RPA also serves as a fiscal sponsor for more than 40 projects, providing governance, management and operational infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.rockpa.org.