Groundswell Fund is the largest funder of the U.S. Reproductive Justice (RJ) movement. For more than a decade, we have enabled foundations and individual donors to increase the impact of their giving by offering a different kind of philanthropic model.
Different in Who We Are
We’re a program staff of women of color and gender non-conforming people of color who come directly out of community and labor organizing and have a combined 70 years of grassroots organizing and civic engagement experience within communities of color; a board comprised of grassroots leaders shaping strategy alongside a few funders and donors.
Different in Who We Support
We support women of color (WOC), low income women, and transgender people who are organizing at the grassroots.
Different in How We Support the Field
We support the field not just through grants, but through capacity building support focused on boosting grassroots power, and funder organizing that lifts up our grantees with a larger audience of funders and donors who can move resources to their work, whether or not these resources come through our doors; and moving at least 80 percent of the dollars that come in our doors back out to the field.
Communications Director: This position is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive, data-driven communications and digital organizing strategy rooted in Groundswell’s mission and goals. This position serves to amplify the work and impact of Groundswell and our grantees to a broader audience of funders and donors, helping us raise an annual budget of approximately $16M across our 501c3 and 501c4; organize and track information through our database, platform analytics, and press hits to help Groundswell’s work grow and become more strategic; and support staff and grantees in maintaining a strong public voice in the philanthropic sector and the media to advocate for the wider adoption of a philanthropic framework grounded in reparations, self-determination and liberation, influencing shifts in giving to grassroots organizing led by Black, Indigenous and other women of color, including transgender women of color. Please click here for more information and how to apply. Accepting applications until the position has been filled.
Chief Development Director: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Development Officer will be instrumental in the organization’s continued growth and opportunity for impact. As a member of the Guidance Team (Groundswell’s executive leadership), the Chief Development Director will be responsible for leading the Funder Organizing team and working closely with leadership and key external-facing staff to raise an annual budget of approximately $16M across Groundswell’s c3 and c4, with a plan to increase to $25M by 2025. The Chief Development Officer will be focused on supporting the growth and stewardship of Groundswell’s vibrant and engaged individual donor and foundation funder community, and will directly supervise a Foundation Relations Manager, Donor Community Manager, and Communications Director, as well as a group of consultants and outside vendors. This full-time position is location-flexible. Please click here for more information and how to apply. Accepting applications until the position has been filled.
Deputy Director: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Deputy Director will play a key role in supporting the ongoing growth and infrastructure-building of this high-impact, $16M organization. As a member of the Guidance Team (Groundswell’s executive leadership), the Deputy Director will be instrumental in overseeing day to day internal operations, including coordinating the activities of the Guidance Team and ensuring strong alignment, communication, and cohesion across the organization toward effective and timely implementation of the five-year Strategic Blueprint and Annual Operating Plan. The Deputy Director will be responsible for designing and implementing a range of organizational strengthening initiatives to support staff morale, retention, and efficient systems. These efforts include, but are not limited to, activities in the following areas: staff leadership development, team building, effective cross-team planning and coordination, organizational culture building, pacing to ensure the sustainability and well-being of staff, and leading organizational learning and scaling-up initiatives. The Deputy Director will directly supervise the Chief Financial Officer, Director of Special Initiatives, Director of Grantmaking, Director of Capacity Building, and a number of external consultants. This full-time position is location-flexible. Please click here for more information and how to apply. Accepting applications until the position has been filled.
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