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Facilitator

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Bread & Roses Community Fund
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Philadelphia, PA
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Published 15 days ago

Do you want to help grassroots community groups get the funding they need to create real change in the Philadelphia region? Can you discuss the nuances of racism, classism, and community organizing in ways that are easily understood? Are you known for inspiring and motivating volunteers? Are you a strong facilitator who loves working with groups?

Bread & Roses Community Fund is the Philadelphia area’s main social justice fund and leading funder of grassroots organizing for racial, social, and economic justice. Our slogan is, “change, not charity,” because our goal is radical transformation of individuals and society. Since 1977, we have been connecting donors and organizers to move money into grassroots organizing by communities of color and across the region. We also provide training and technical support to movements for change, and work to build community across differences of race and class. Every year, we raise from the community every dollar that we give out, and the community decides where that money goes.

The Giving Project is an innovative model for building community and moving money to grassroots organizing in the Philadelphia region. The Giving Project brings together a cross-class, cross-race, intergenerational group of 16 to 20 people who commit to a six-month process of shared learning, fundraising, and grantmaking. Our first Giving Project took place in spring of 2016. We now run four Giving Projects each year.

The Facilitator will work within a three member team in the Giving Project Program. This person will report to the Director of Donor Organizing and will be responsible for recruiting, managing, and facilitating the Giving Project.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Co-facilitate 2-3 Giving Projects a year
  • Recruit Giving Project participants with attention to building groups that are cross-race, cross-class, and intergenerational
  • Support the director of donor organizing in creating and executing a robust Giving Project outreach and engagement plan
  • Provide one-on-one coaching and ongoing support to Giving Project members in meeting their fundraising and personal goals
  • Coordinate logistics for each Giving Project meeting (virtual and in-person)
  • Manage all data related to Giving Project participants and their fundraising efforts 
  • Actively participate in the Giving Project Network, a collaboration of ten social justice funds and public foundations supporting community organizing for systemic change across the U.S. and internationally
  • Must be willing to work frequent evenings and weekends. Schedule will be flexed to accommodate the evenings and weekends when needed. 

Required skills and experience 

  • Self-awareness and emotional intelligence: Demonstrated awareness of growing edges in relation to one’s identities – and those of others – in a given situation, decision, or process. Ability to hear, reflect, act on, and learn from feedback.
  • Effective project management skills: Demonstrated ability to create and implement systems for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. Ability to manage competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. Ask for help when needed.
  • Relationship orientation: Demonstrated ability to authentically build relationships, trust, and credibility with community member and across race and class. Willing to be vulnerable. Genuine curiosity about others. Ability to motivate others to take action.
  • Coaching and learning mentality: Proactively seeks and uses coaching, training, and feedback to develop others and support problem-solving.
  • Effective facilitator: Demonstrated ability to design and lead meetings that engage a multi-racial, cross-class group of participants; effectively lean into and resolve disagreement and conflict; and support the group in consensus-driven decision-making.
  • Mission alignment: Shares our vision of liberation for all people and our theory for change of movements as the key strategy to get us there
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

Spanish fluency and fundraising experience are a plus but not required.

 Location 

This is a full-time position based in Philadelphia. We are currently working remotely but we do plan to return to the office so candidates should be based in the Philadelphia region or willing to relocate upon hire.

Do you want to help grassroots community groups get the funding they need to create real change in the Philadelphia region? Can you discuss the nuances of racism, classism, and community organizing in ways that are easily understood? Are you…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 10, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    November 5, 2021

Compensation

USD 45,000 - USD 45,000

Benefits

Benefits package includes generous paid time off, 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision coverage, STD, LTD and life insurance, FSA for health and childcare expenses, an employer paid health and wellness fund, student loan repayment assistance, 401(k) with 5% employer match after the first year, and more.  

Benefits package includes generous paid time off, 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision coverage, STD, LTD and life insurance, FSA for health and childcare expenses, an…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Philadelphia, PA
Associated Location
100 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19110, USA
Suite 1600

How to Apply

We strongly encourage Black people, indigenous people, people of color, women, LGBTQ people, elderly people, people with arrest and conviction records, and people with disabilities to apply.  

 

Email resume and cover letter as one pdf to jobs@breadrosesfund.org with “Facilitator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. The deadline to apply is November 5. We appreciate all applicants, but we can only respond to those best qualified for the position.  

We strongly encourage Black people, indigenous people, people of color, women, LGBTQ people, elderly people, people with arrest and conviction records, and people with disabilities…

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