The Libra Foundation is a family foundation committed to the belief that all people have the right to live in a healthy environment and in peaceful, just, and equitable societies. Libra utilizes a human rights lens to focus its grantmaking on three program areas: gender justice, environmental and climate justice, and criminal justice and social justice. Libra’s grantees fight against systemic inequalities, organize communities most impacted by injustice, and innovate new models of networks and organizations serving our common good.
Libra is also part of a larger shift in philanthropy that aims to disrupt traditional power relationships in the nonprofit world, elevate the voices of grantees, and channel new resources to diverse grassroots groups. The Foundation is an intimate environment where shared values and collaborative spirit are very important.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Initiative Officer, Democracy Frontlines Fund (DFF) will lead strategic implementation of the Democracy Frontlines Fund, acting as a representative of the foundation and working with the Executive Director and other team members to advance Libra’s mission. The Initiative Officer, DFF will focus on one of Libra’s newest responses to the impact of the nation’s dual crises of chronic racial injustice and COVID-19 on Black communities. Founded in September 2020 when Libra’s Executive Director joined together a group of 12 foundations, the DFF is a national aligned giving strategy to meet this moment with $36 million in unrestricted, multi-year support for an exemplary slate of 10 Black-led organizations. DFF is a three-year initiative with potential for a successful Initiative Officer, DFF to remain part of Libra's team beyond the initiative’s life.
The Initiative Officer, DFF works closely with the Executive Director to create, execute, and manage strategies to advance DFF’s goals by amplifying its work and supporting its learning community. They have stellar project management, communication, and relationship-building skills and a strong ability to navigate through and problem-solve challenges toward successful implementation. They excel at operationalizing vision and strategy, designing processes, creating project plans, and managing complex logistics. They have a sound analysis of systemic inequities, intersectionality, and social justice issues and believe in Libra’s guiding principle that those who are the closest to the problem are the best-equipped to design and implement the solutions. They think creatively about social change while ensuring efficient and effective execution.
The salary range for this position is $130,000 to $150,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and The Libra Foundation offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision plans; paid time off and other paid leave policies; 401k matching; and a transit subsidy.
HOW TO APPLY
The Libra Foundation is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting – a national strategic management consulting and search firm – for recruitment. To apply, email a single PDF file containing a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to [email protected] on or before 5:00 p.m. PT on Monday, January 4, 2021. Use the subject line: Initiative Officer. Resume review begins immediately.