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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.

Important Application Information

Virtual Organization

Groundswell is a completely virtual organization and has been for many years before the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are committed to building a strong identity and thriving culture that is exemplary in the nonprofit world and in the greater landscape of fully remote organizations.

To succeed as remote workers, applicants should have a dedicated workspace, a commitment to clear and frequent communication, and comfort in utilizing technology to increase collaboration and connection.

Those with previous remote work experience are preferred, but we also welcome those who are new to remote work and understand the requirements of working in a thriving virtual organizational culture.

Work Schedule

Groundswell is currently piloting a 4-day, 32-hour work week with the intention of making it a permanent schedule.

We are a completely virtual organization, allowing for flexibility in work schedules for our staff across differing U.S. time zones. While work can usually be completed during standard business hours of the applicant’s time zone, there may be times when early morning, evening, and weekend work may be needed to ensure organization-wide collaboration, to staff or attend events, and/or to meet organization workload needs during busy times of the year.

Staff whose jobs require travel can expect longer hours, as travel may happen outside of business hours and on weekends.

Compensation & Benefits

Groundswell Fund is currently in the midst of a salary benchmarking study. The salary for positions may increase in the future. 

Very generous benefits include fully paid-for employee and family health, dental, vision, matching 401K plan, as well as additional employer-provided reimbursements for fertility expenses, transgender health care costs, and midwifery/doula expenses that are not covered by insurance.

Three weeks of vacation upon hire, a generous holiday schedule, a week during the summer and the last two weeks of December, and a flexible 4-day, 32-hour work schedule.

To Apply

Please include a resume, three professional references, and a cover letter that includes your salary expectations and describes why you feel you are a strong candidate for this position.

We accept applications on a rolling basis, with applications received by date, until the position has been filled. 

If you have questions, please email  (please do not reach out to individuals).

Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for further discussion will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

Current Openings


At Groundswell, we recognize the crucial role that values-aligned operations and infrastructure-building play in supporting healthy organizational ecology. We seek a radical operations leader who loves organizational systems and problem-solving to serve in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) to guide our efforts in this area.

The COO will lead and manage all operations and administration for Groundswell and Groundswell Action Fund – including people and culture, labor relations, IT, compliance, legal, and risk management functions – creatively ensuring alignment of operations, systems, and policies with our values and mission across the organization.

Read the full job description and application instructions.



The Senior Manager, HR & Compliance is a newly created role that will oversee and enhance various aspects of human resources, labor relations, and performance management.

As a vital member of the HR team, the Senior Manager, HR & Compliance will serve as a knowledgeable resource on HR matters, ensuring compliance with pertinent laws and regulations while upholding our commitment to equity, inclusion, and other values.

Responsibilities include managing employee and labor relations, conducting investigations, and resolving conflicts in collaboration with the Director of People.

Read the full job description and application instructions.



Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, the Donor Relations Manager plays a key role in developing and implementing research, relationship-building, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for a growing individual donor program for both Groundswell’s 501c3 and 501c4.

This position will also directly oversee a portfolio of mid-level donors and collaborate with the Communications team to acquire and steward grassroots donors. This role will help support the long-term sustainable growth of Groundswell and will have a deep personal and professional connection with our core values.

Read the full job description and application instructions.