Partnerships Manager (LIFT)

The Labor Innovations for the 21st Century (LIFT) Fund identifies and supports unique opportunities to catalyze the conditions under which worker centers, emerging worker organizations, and labor unions can collaborate on strategies to build worker power, improve workplace conditions, and increase community well-being. The LIFT Fund seeks to foster an environment of learning, experimentation, and innovation that provides value for the broader field of worker organizing and for fund members. Established in 2011 as a partnership between the AFL-CIO and philanthropic institutions, the LIFT Fund is a first-of-its-kind fund supporting collaboration and innovation around new forms of worker organizing.

The fund is led by a Steering Committee, composed of representatives from the AFL-CIO, philanthropic institutions, including Omidyar Network, Kellogg Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Solidago Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, and the Unitarian Universalist Veatch Fund, as well as representatives from academia. Now in its ninth year, the LIFT Fund focuses on grantmaking, funder and field learning, convenings, and the dissemination of research and learnings. The LIFT Fund is fiscally sponsored by Neighborhood Funders Group.


At this tumultuous and opportune moment, the LIFT Fund is poised for growth and expanded impact and now seeks a new Partnerships Manager who will support the fund’s grantmaking, learning, convening, and research agendas in partnership with the Executive Director and Steering Committee. They will be a strong and detail-oriented project manager who is familiar with the culture, rhythm, and emerging trends in philanthropy paired with a deep and sustained passion for worker rights and economic justice. The Manager will lead and coordinate a broad and diverse learning and research agenda in partnership with stakeholders across the fund’s network and support opportunities to expand the fund’s reach and base of support. This is an exciting opportunity to influence and foster innovation at the intersections of philanthropy and the labor movement. The Partnerships Manager will join a small but growing team dedicated to building worker power and sustaining and expanding the combined philanthropic and labor movement support to achieve that mission.


The LIFT Fund is fiscally sponsored by Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG). Compensation for this position is targeted at $80,000-$95,000.


Click here to learn more about the position. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume to

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2020-12-29 01:34:11 -0500