Disability Inclusion Fund Program Director

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Borealis Philanthropy
Anywhere in U.S., MN
Published 26 days ago

Program Director 

Reports to (Title): Deputy Director of Programs 

Department: Programs 

Fulltime and Remote

Salary $102,000-$127,000 

 About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.  

About the Disability and Inclusion Fund 


The Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) is a donor collaborative fund that supports U.S. groups run by and for disabled people to lead transformational change. The fund is supported by the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, which is comprised of foundation presidents who are committed to disability inclusion as part of improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within philanthropy. The guiding values of this fund are aligned with several principles of disability justice including intersectionality, leadership of those most impacted, and cross-movement solidarity. The fund strives towards movement funding that is accountable to the disability rights movement. Involvement of those most impacted by injustice and/or exclusion in strategies to advance justice and inclusion forms a core practice for this fund.  

Unique and preferred capacities for DIF Director 

  • In-depth Understanding of the disability justice and disability inclusion principles 
  • Networked with the disability justice and inclusion field and organizations 


Our Values 

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, Boldness 


The Program Director provides leadership and strategy in all aspects of planning, executing, and tracking one or more programs/projects with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. The Program Director develops and implements program strategies, including fundraising, donor engagement/relationship, grantmaking, and capacity building/technical assistance to grantees. This position leads, hires, coaches, and provides direction to staff to execute outcomes within budget and in a timely manner.   



  • Provide program leadership, strategy and design regarding all aspects of program management, grantmaking process and activities, donor relations, and fundraising 
  • Translate donor needs into effective strategies and action plans and monitor and evaluate operational effectiveness  
  • Support cross-fund prospective fundraising conversations and opportunities in partnership with the Development Director 
  • Drive program planning and execution in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders other team members 
  • Manage financial and other resources, remove barriers, provide creative solutions to staff and external stakeholders to achieve program goals 
  • Supervises the fund program officer 
  • Coach, manage performance, influence, and leverage staff to execute programs within parameters including quality, timelines, and budget.  
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with finance and other team members regarding grant and program review, budget and compliance  
  • Review reports, analyze data, and evaluate information to mitigate risk, educate, and inform appropriately 
  • Serve as principal point of contact for program(s), build and maintain relationships with prospective grantee partners, grantees, and other constituents 
  • Manage all donor engagement including preparing and facilitating donor meetings, webinars and donor engagement events in partnership with the Development department.  
  • Manage all fund related fundraising activities including writing proposals, reports, and meeting with donor prospects in partnership with the Development Director 
  • Participate in public engagements and communication to represent the program including sector related conferences/events, blogging, media interviews, grantee learning and engagement events, external workshops etc.   
  • Model Borealis’ culture and values through values based behaviors, and aligned outcomes, practices and communication with all stakeholders internal and external.  
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Eight (8) years of experience in program management; five (5) years in philanthropy as a grantmaker in-field level or social movements preferred 
  • Five (5) years of experience leading and supervising staff 
  • Five (5) years of fundraising experience  
  • Experience facilitating group conversations of varying sizes   

 COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/Behavioral Attributes) 

  • Excellent communications skills and experience designing/developing communications products in a variety of formats 
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, solution development, and analytical skills 
  • Demonstrated experience working and building relationships with clients and stakeholders 
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality  
  • Ability to interact and network effectively with all levels of staff, including senior leadership 
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and to think conceptually, strategically, and learn quickly 
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adhere to project plans, and work on several projects simultaneously 
  • Ability to identify and mitigate risks to the program 


This job operates in a virtual office environment with frequent national travel. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, and the employee is generally subjected to long periods of sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items. 

 Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact []. Borealis is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people. 

Program Director 

Reports to (Title): Deputy Director of Programs 

Department: Programs 

Fulltime and Remote

Salary $102,000-$127,000 

 About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Anywhere, Anywhere in U.S., MN 55403

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