Interim Director of Development and Solidarity Philanthropy
- Experience Level
Length of contract: 12 to 24 months
Location: Remote, may be located anywhere but East Coast preferred
About this position:
Grassroots International seeks an Interim Director of Development and Solidarity Philanthropy to manage, expand and inspire our diverse fundraising and funder organizing program.
This will be an interim position while we prepare to hire a permanent DDSP. The DDSP develops an overall fundraising strategy and coordinates implementation to meet the organization’s needs and long term sustainability, and serves on the Senior Management Team. The DDSP reports directly to the Executive Director and supervises a staff of five. Although the organization is based in Boston, MA, this position may be remote (with preference for candidates on the East Coast). Travel may be required once it’s safe to do so.
This will be a great position for someone with deep commitment to justice, leadership experience, and an eye for strategy, who wants to put their development and supervision skills to work in service of grassroots movements and a vision of a more just world. We’re looking for someone with the skills, experience, and values alignment to hit the ground running.
The Director of Development and Solidarity Philanthropy will play an essential role in realizing our strategic plan by leading our team to secure funds from values-aligned foundations and individual donors and by providing leadership in organizing funders and donors as organizers and activists themselves. We see ourselves not just as an intermediary for institutional and individual funders, but an organizer, bridge-builder, and leader promoting a bolder, more progressive politic in philanthropy to mobilize more resources toward global movements. The DDSP will be an integral part of that strategy.
About Grassroots International:
Grassroots International connects people in the US with global movements that defend land, territory, water, food, seeds and the earth. Together we address the root causes of injustice and oppression, and build alternatives that nurture human rights, ecological justice, and liberation. We do this through grantmaking, social action, and philanthropic leadership. As a public foundation, Grassroots International raises its budget annually. Our organizational culture is collaborative, relational, and deeply mission-driven.
Leadership & Management
- As a member of the senior management team, collaboratively develop and maintain a healthy and vibrant culture of collaboration, creativity, work ethic, mutual caring and highest standards of work.
- Work in partnership with staff to create and implement a diversified fundraising plan that meets the annual budgetary needs of the organization as well as strengthens the foundation for long-term sustainability. This includes institutions and foundations, major donors, individual donors, planned gifts and a variety of donor organizing opportunities.
- Commitment to the mission of Grassroots International; demonstrated commitment to human rights and social movements or community organizing.
- Experience in supervising multiple staff.