About the Position
EBCF seeks a thoughtful, collaborative, community-oriented Senior Program Officer to lead the Foundation’s grant-making and programmatic strategies focused on community organizing, power building, and movement building. The Senior Program Officer will be curious about and willing to support their colleagues across other core programmatic strategies including: capacity building, fostering new economic models, and arts and culture for social and racial justice.
Strong candidates will have experience in community organizing and civic engagement strategies and networks, particularly those led by and rooted in Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, and SSWANA communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Candidates will be familiar with and committed to Trust-Based philanthropy values and practices. Candidates will have a deep understanding of racial, economic, and social justice, and their intersections and applications.
We seek a leader who will:
- Build trust and work collaboratively with Team members to implement and refine program and grant-making strategies towards EBCF’s vision of A Just East Bay
- Lead the grant-making and programmatic approach focused on community organizing, power building, and movement building
- Partner with VP of CIP to support and carry out direct and grassroots lobbying, particularly related to community-driven policy and electoral campaigns
- Manage, monitor, and coordinate a grants portfolio, including: grant planning, identifying and working with prospective grantees, carrying out an application process, undertaking periodic reviews of progress with grantees; and reviewing financial and narrative reports.
- Build and sustain relationships with grantee partners using Trust-Based Philanthropy principles and practices; develop creative and respectful ways to partner with grantees to inform EBCF strategies and learning goals
- Communicate effectively, intuitively, and passionately with multiple audiences about community organizing, power building, and movement building as a core EBCF program strategy; aggregate, communicate, and amplify stories of community organizing and social movements
- Fundraise to augment and leverage the Foundation’s discretionary resources through partnerships with donors, philanthropic allies, and corporate partners
- Approach your role with an organizing mindset, raising and directing financial and community resources in alignment with organizing and movement partners
- Support donor engagement and donor organizing by building relationships with donors, developing opportunities for political education, recommending grantee partners, and supporting the EBCF Donor Leader cohort in partnership with the Development department
- Continually scan and update an analysis of the private, public and nonprofit sectors in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, sharing key findings and lessons among colleagues.
- Partner with aligned social justice funders on shared goals, and represent the Foundation and its work to government, business, philanthropic and community leaders
- Perform other duties, as assigned.
You are a leader with:
- Deep knowledge, understanding, and experience in community organizing, power building, and movement building rooted in BIPOC communities; at least 5-7 years leading in these or related fields.
- Experience in grant-making, philanthropic/community collaborations, and/or fundraising preferred; at least 3-5 years in these or related fields.
- A deep commitment to and skill set related to racial, economic, and social justice and equity.
- Excellent persuasive communication skills (written, visual, oral) with grassroots and grasstops audiences.
- A strong base of experience and relationships in the East Bay or Bay Area region.
- Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships among diverse individuals, organizations and communities; with a high impact/low ego orientation
- Demonstrated humility, flexibility, and emotional intelligence; a sense of humor and excitement for the work.
See attached job description for more information.