Executive Director

Tzedek is a small foundation that invests in movement organizations, grassroots projects, nonprofit organizations, and leaders working in the following areas: LGBTQ Justice, Racial Justice, and Dismantling Anti-Jewish Oppression. Tzedek’s trust-based philanthropy prioritizes a process that centers its grantees’ expertise and self-determination, the provision of multi-year unrestricted funding, and an annual Community-Led Grantmaking program. Tzedek advocates in philanthropy and in other communities for systems and processes that serve our grantees and redistribute power. 

The Tzedek Social Justice Fund redistributes money, resources, and power to support systems change and community healing in Asheville, North Carolina. Through adaptive, trust-based philanthropy, we resist oppressive systems and work to transform our collective home into a place where everyone flourishes.


The Tzedek Social Justice Fund (Tzedek) seeks an experienced and inspiring leader with a passion for collective liberation and social justice philanthropy. Tzedek is poised to deepen its work focused on LGBTQ justice, racial justice, and dismantling antisemitism and to strengthen its work advocating for social justice in philanthropy. Tzedek is looking for an Executive Director with proven competence in relationship-building, communications, community healing, and applying a systems analysis.

Desired Credentials and/or Experience includes:

A minimum of 5 years of executive director (or senior leader) experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation, expertise gained from directly navigating systems of injustice and systemic oppression in Jewish, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and/or LGBTQ+ communities, experience in the philanthropic sector and/or grantmaking (volunteer or professional) is helpful, bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus




Click here for more information or to apply. Applications must be submitted through the portal and candidates must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of Tzedek. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; the ideal start date is May 1, 2023. 


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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2023-01-17 10:27:54 -0500