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Wallace Global Fund
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Wallace Global Fund


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Published 16 days ago

April 15, 2021
February 28, 2021
$55,000 - $65,000

Position Description 

Wallace Global Fund is a philanthropic leader supporting progressive social movements and collaborative campaigns to confront corporate capture and corruption of democracy, to demand accountability for environmental harms and human rights abuses, and to elevate community- and nature-based solutions and benefits. WGF supports non-profit organizations and social movements seeking systemic solutions in four program areas: democracy, environment, corporate accountability, and women’s rights. These programs are fundamentally aligned and interconnected. At Wallace Global Fund (WGF), we support people-powered movements to advance democracy and rights and to fight for a healthy planet.

The Fund seeks a Program Assistant to provide crucial support to the Executive Director and the Director of Women’s Rights and Empowerment, while providing additional support to cross program collaborations. While the position is primarily administrative, the assistant will also monitor political, social, and economic trends related to the Fund's areas of grant making and will have the opportunity to gain substantive experience in progressive philanthropy. 

 Organizational Background:

 Established in 1995, WGF grew out of the philanthropic endowments of Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States, co-architect of the New Deal, and former US Secretary of Agriculture under Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Wallace, a progressive committed to empowering people and making democracy work in service of the common good, believed it was critical to fight moneyed elites for control of government and in order to defend the planet’s precious resources. Today, as a direct result of that legacy, we work with partners and grantees to realize a healthy and sustainable environment, strengthen democracy and human rights, and fight the increasing power and concentration of corporate interests in an era of rising inequality.

To accomplish these goals, we support and partner with non-profit organizations and social movements seeking systemic solutions in four program areas: democracy, environment, corporate accountability, and women’s rights. Additionally, we advance priorities in two “global spotlight” areas: Southern Africa and Energy Access and Justice. To move these priorities forward, WGF uses all of our assets: grants, investments, networks, and our own advocacy voice. We have aligned our endowments to our program priorities and leverage our unique social capital to amplify the demands of movement partners. 

In additional to our grant-making, WGF also has a long history of mission-related investing and has long supported and driven integration between program priorities and social impact investment strategies, including for gender, racial and climate justice. We also helped seed the work of the movement to divest from fossil fuels and invest in clean and renewable climate solutions.

 Responsibilities will include: 

·      meeting scheduling and planning, 

·      basic correspondence, 

·      assisting with travel arrangements, 

·      supporting foundation-initiated convenings, 

·      coordinating the submission of proposals and supporting materials from grant seekers for staff and board review, 

·      facilitating the review of grantee progress reports, 

·      supporting the work of the Fund's internal, cross-program team functions,

·      providing limited programmatic support to the Executive Director and Women’s Rights Director.

Candidate Profile

The position requires a Bachelor's degree, strong writing abilities, and excellent organizational and time management skills. The Program Assistant will have an appetite for supporting WGF’s priorities, issues, strategies, values, approaches and colleagues and a commitment and enthusiasm for WGF’s values, style of advocacy, strategies and priorities. 

 The WGF team is highly collaborative and generative. We work at a fast pace, making flexibility, collegiality, and humor important characteristics.

Timeframe

We seek to have someone in place by April 2021. The position is available for a two year timeframe; renewal may be considered.

Compensation

This position offers a competitive salary range of $55,000-$65,000, with excellent benefits. We actively welcome candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.

To Apply 

All applications are held in strict confidence. Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant experience, resume and writing samples to WallaceGlobalFundjobs@gmail.com. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with a deadline of February 28, 2021.

 

 

 

Position Description 

Wallace Global Fund is a philanthropic leader supporting progressive social movements and collaborative campaigns to confront corporate capture and corruption of democracy, to demand accountability for…

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  • Full Time Schedule
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  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

great benefits

great benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

English - fluent

Strong writing abilities

Excellent organizational and time management skills

English - fluent

Strong writing abilities

Excellent organizational and time management skills

Location

On-site
2040 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

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