The Diverse City Fund is hiring!

January 31, 2019

We are excited to announce that we are hiring an Operations Manager to support the work of the Diverse City Fund’s Board of Instigators! Please see the job description below, and please share it with your networks! We are accepting applications at diversecityfund@gmail.com until February 28, 2019. 

Diverse City Fund
Job Announcement
Operations Manager

If you are a self-starter who is passionate about racial and social justice, has great project management and administrative skills, and wants to make a difference in DC, consider joining our team! The Diverse City (DC) Fund seeks an Operations Manager to assist the Board of Instigators in its administrative, grantmaking, fundraising and communications activities. This is a full-time position with benefits. The salary range is $45,000-$55,000 depending on experience.

The DC Fund envisions a just DC in which communities of color flourish, systems are equitable and sustainable, and the people who are most impacted by injustice build power, develop their own solutions and create continuous change.  We are a grantmaking organization dedicated to racial justice that invests financial and social capital for social justice. We fund and support efforts in Washington, DC, led by and rooted in communities of color to realize liberation, spark solutions, organize against oppression of all kinds, and create systemic change. 

The DC Fund is run by an all-volunteer Board of Instigators (BOI). As the only paid staff, the Operations Manager will support the work of BOI committees.

Responsibilities

  • Grantmaking:
    • Coordinate outreach to potential grantees
    • Process grant applications and prepare for review by Grantmaking Team
    • Coordinate Grantmaking Team logistics
    • Serve as primary contact for grantees
    • Notify applicants of Grantmaking Team decisions and insure timely issuance of grant checks
    • Coordinate logistics for grantee events
  • Communications:
    • Manage internal communications of Board of Instigators
    • Coordinate external communications
    • Assist in developing external outreach materials
    • Manage website and DC Fund social media
  • Fundraising:
    • Develop and monitor fundraising and grants calendar
    • Coordinate logistics for donor events
    • Coordinate and assist in preparation of grant proposals and reports
  • Administration:
    • Coordinate tasks and transactions between BOI committees and fiscal sponsor
    • Manage contact lists in support of all BOI activities

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrable commitment to racial and social justice
  • Minimum three years nonprofit program or administrative experience
  • Experience working with minimal supervision
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient technology skills including GSuite, constituent relationship management tools (preferably CiviCRM), social media, website
  • Ability to organize and keep track of a variety projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of  DC political and community landscape


In lieu of a cover letter, please write an essay answering the following three questions in 750 words or fewer, total:

  • Why are you interested in this role? 
  • What are your top 2-3 professional strengths? Please give a brief example of each. 
  • How have you demonstrated your commitment to racial and social justice (professionally and/or as a volunteer)?


Please send your essay and resume by February 28th to: diversecityfund@gmail.com

The Diverse City Fund is an equal opportunity employer.