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Seeking Brilliance

As more people wake up to the power and potential of grassroots organizing led by women of color and transgender and gender-expansive people of color, Groundswell finds itself in a moment of growth!

We’re looking for talented, experienced individuals eager to join a collaborative team that’s working to organize resources to back up the brilliant leadership of our grantee partners.

We know it’s important that our staff have deep connections and experience with the diversity of people, organizations, and movements our work supports. As such, we especially seek applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, transgender, and gender-expansive people, and LGBQ folks.

Current Openings

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

At Groundswell, we recognize the crucial roles that values-aligned human resources and organizational infrastructure building play in supporting a healthy organizational ecology.

Well-run human resources departments are vital toward achieving those efforts. The Human Resources (HR) Director will lead and manage all human resources functions for Groundswell and Groundswell Action Fund.

Accountable for Groundswell’s HR functions, the HR Director will serve as a key thought partner to the Interim Co-Executive Directors, Senior HR Manager, and senior management.

Job description and application instructions

INTEGRATED VOTER ENGAGEMENT (IVE)PROGRAM CO-MANAGER

Two positions available

Groundswell’s Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) Program supports organizations with a deep investment of resources to engage under-represented constituencies in grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, systems change, and the democratic process in an ongoing, non-partisan way, within and beyond election cycles.

The IVE Program Co-Manager (IVE Co-PM) is responsible for co-leading the oversight and implementation of Groundswell’s Integrated Voter Engagement program alongside its counterpart, another IVE PM. The PMs will develop and manage strategic annual work plans and budgets and make grant recommendations.

Target start date: January 9th, 2023

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PROGRAM OFFICER, BIRTH JUSTICE FUND

The Program Officer, Birth Justice Fund, is responsible for supporting Groundswell’s Birth Justice Fund.

Groundswell’s Birth Justice Fund (BJF) aims to eliminate disparities in family-building, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum outcomes and experiences of communities of color, low-income communities, young people, and queer and transgender people by expanding access to culturally-matched midwifery and doula care.

Working closely with the Senior Director of Grantmaking, Program Associate, Senior Grants Manager, Birth Justice Fund Advisory Committee, and other key staff members, the Program Officer contributes to the design and implementation of Birth Justice Fund grantmaking strategy, capacity building, evaluation, communications, and funder organizing.

This includes taking a leadership role in being a spokesperson and fundraising for this fund.

Target start date: January 9th, 2023

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PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, GRANTMAKING AND RAPID RESPONSE FUND

The Program Associate is responsible for supporting Groundswell’s Grantmaking Department, including supporting grantmaking as needed across five funds: Catalyst Fund, Liberation Fund, Rapid Response Fund, Black Trans Fund, and Birth Justice Fund, two special project initiatives focused on Healing Justice and Climate Justice, as well as supporting grants management through our capacity-building programs.

Working closely with the rest of the Grantmaking and Capacity Building Teams, the Program Associate contributes to the implementation of grantmaking, grants management, technical assistance, evaluation, communications, and funder organizing efforts, while supporting and fostering key relationships with our funder colleagues, individual donors, grantees, and other key partners.

This role will predominately provide grantmaking support to the Rapid Response Fund, support cross-team coordination, and grantmaking, and lead general Grantmaking Department administrative support and scheduling.

Target start date: January 9th, 2023

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PROGRAM ASSOCIATE, BLACK TRANS FUND

The Program Associate BTF is responsible for supporting Groundswell’s Black Trans Fund.

Working closely with the Program Director and Program Manager to implement an array of grantmaking, capacity building, grants management, technical assistance, evaluation, communications, and funder organizing efforts while supporting and fostering key relationships with our funder colleagues, individual donors, grantees, and other key partners.

This role will provide grantmaking and program support to Black Trans Fund and be the lead for general Black Trans Fund administrative support and scheduling.

Target start date: January 9th, 2023

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