Administrative Assistant

Astraea seeks a committed, collaborative, and organized person to join our Human Resources team as an Administrative Assistant.

Organization Description
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. We support brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. We work for racial, economic, social, and gender justice, because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity. The first grant maker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI groups around the world – particularly those led by lesbian and queer women, trans and gender non-conforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Our grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support their work to challenge oppression and claim rights. A proud public foundation and one of the first women’s funds in the world, Astraea has granted over $46 million to LGBTQI activists and artists in our 43-year history. 

 

Position Description (Part-Time/ 21 Hrs per week)
Astraea seeks a committed, collaborative, and organized person to join our Human Resources team as an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant will support the day-to-day operations of Astraea’s office and virtual needs under the direction of the Human Resources manager. Candidates should have a deep alignment with Astraea’s mission and values and an interest in a career in either office management or human resources. This position requires a level of high organization. The ideal candidate would need to live in the New York City area where our main office is based as on-site and virtual work is required. This position is part-time with the ability to grow to a full-time position.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Administrative office job functions including but not limited to managing the office needs, maintaining a relationship with building management, sorting mail, filing and making donation check deposits.
  • Administrative virtual functions including but not limited to managing and updating calendars, mailing lists and all staff cloud-based filing systems and apps.
  • Partnering with multiple teams on projects as needed.
  • Monitor the IT Asana project and maintain a working relationship with our IT consultant.
  • Assist the Human Resources Manager with onboarding processes, recruitment and the applicant selection process.
  • Be a member of Astraea’s culture committee.
  • Perform other office and administrative duties as assigned by the Human Resources Manager.

 

Education and Certification

  • Associates degree or equivalent work experience. Knowledge of social justice movements is a plus.

 

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • 1 year of administrative experience in an office environment is a plus but not required.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Very detail-oriented with the ability to prioritize and manage ever-shifting duties.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365, project management software such as Asana, and cloud file storage software such as Box, a plus.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot especially in the area of IT is a strong plus.
  • Creative out-of-the-box thinker.
  • Understanding and willing to commit to the mission and vision of Astraea.
  • Second language a plus.

 

Salary & Compensation

This is a part-time, 3 days/week position with an hourly pay rate of $30.22. This position is eligible for Astraea’s 401k, Life/Dental, and Vision benefits package.

 

How to Apply

Please send resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@astraeafoundation.org in .pdf, .doc. or .docx format with the position title as the subject heading by November 2nd , 2020. Applications may also be submitted via the form below. No phone calls, please. Only applications being considered for interviews will be contacted.

 

Astraea is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse (multi-gender, cross-class and multi-racial), collaborative and sustainable work environment. We strongly encourage all to apply (including people of color; lesbian; bisexual; queer; trans and gender non-conforming people; intersex people; and people with disabilities).

For more information visit www.astraeafoundation.org.

Program Associate, US Fund

Astraea seeks a committed, collaborative, and organized person to join our Program Team as a Program Associate for the US Fund.

Organization Description

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. We support brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. We work for racial, economic, social, and gender justice because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity. The first grant maker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI groups around the world – particularly those led by lesbian and queer women, trans and gender non- conforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Our grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support their work to challenge oppression and claim rights. A proud public foundation and one of the first women’s funds in the world, in our 40-year history we have granted over $40 million to LGBTQI activists and artists.

Position Description

Astraea seeks a committed, collaborative, and organized person to join our Program Team as a Program Associate for the US Fund. Working with our program team of 11 people, the Program Associate will support grantmaking and the day-to-day activities of the US Fund. This includes supporting the Fund’s $2 million in annual national grantmaking, supporting Program Officers to provide accompaniment and technical assistance to grantee partners to strengthen movements, and supporting the overall smooth operations of the team. People of color, lesbian, bisexual and queer women, trans and gender non-conforming people, intersex people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. This position will ideally be based in Astraea’s office in New York. Candidates based in the South may also apply to hold the position remotely.

Responsibilities

  • Grant Cycle Support
    • Support US Fund grantmaking activities, including screening letters of interest, updating proposal forms and engaging in outreach with requests for proposals, participating in proposal review, and supporting grant decision-making meetings.
    • Provide support to Program Officers during review and decision-making processes, including sending endorsement requests, conducting checks for compliance, and following up with all applicants.
    • Support preparation of grants dockets and other materials for meetings of advisors, fund steering committee members, donor partners, or external audiences.
  • Accompaniment, Technical Assistance, and Other Program Activities
    • Support implementation of grantee accompaniment activities, philanthropic advocacy and engagement activities, and program-related meetings, including handling logistics (travel, venues, lodging, catering, audio-visual & translation needs), and producing/organizing meeting materials. Accompaniment is defined as the strong relationship-building and programmatic activities carried out in partnership with our grantee partners to deepen access to the resources, expertise, networks, tools, and funding they need and to demonstrate support and solidarity.
    • Provide logistical and communications support for Racial Justice Fund member calls, meetings, and ongoing coordination.
  • Grant Administration
    • Work with the Senior Grants Manager and the Fiscal Department to support grant disbursement processes, including generating grant agreements and processing payments.
    • Coordinate administrative tasks such as maintaining up to date grantee data in database and server and maintaining timely and accurate filing of all grantee information.
  • Cross-team collaborative work
    • Support the learning & evaluation activities of the US Fund, including coordinating with Program Officers on mid-term check-in calls with grantee partners and contributing to the review and analysis of grantee reports/program activities.
    • Collaborate with the Communications and Development teams to collect and share grantee information, and amplify the work of grantee partners through external channels.
    • Participation in organization-wide working groups, planning, and other activities as identified.

Qualifications

  • Minimum two years of programmatic experience in social justice, human rights and/or philanthropic fields.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of issues facing LGBTQI racial justice movements in the U.S., and in the U.S. South a plus.
  • Commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple and often competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency in general computer and web-based technology including word processing, spreadsheets, and email. Previous experience with program-related database systems and /or project management applications a plus.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven track record in developing creative solutions and trouble-shooting under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to manage a wide variety of internal and external relationships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong collaborative approach, including kindness and humor in partnering with others.
  • Passion for Astraea’s mission as a public foundation and role as a women’s fund.
  • Fluency in Spanish in addition to English a plus.

Compensation

Astraea offers a competitive salary and benefits for this position. The starting annual compensation for this position is $55,000.

How to Apply

Please send a resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@astraeafoundation.org in .pdf, doc, or .docx format with the position title as the subject heading by October 15, 2020. These materials may also be submitted via the form on our website. No phone calls, please. Only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.

Astraea is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse (multi-gender, cross-class, and multi-racial), collaborative, and sustainable work environment. For more information visit www.astraeafoundation.org.

Grants and Compliance Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for a detailed, organized, and collaborative individual to join Astraea as the Grants and Compliance Manager (GCM).

WHO WE ARE

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. We support brilliant and brave grantee partners who challenge oppression and seed change. We work for racial, economic, social, and gender justice because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity.

The first grantmaker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI groups around the world – particularly those led by lesbian and queer women, trans and gender non-conforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Our grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support their work to challenge oppression and claim rights. A proud public foundation and one of the first women’s funds in the world, Astraea has granted over $40 million to LGBTQI activists and artists in our 40-year history. 

 

JOB SUMMARY – Full Time (35 Hrs Per Week with benefits)

This is an exciting opportunity for a detailed, organized, and collaborative individual to join Astraea as the Grants and Compliance Manager (GCM). Astraea is experiencing significant growth and has increased its global presence particularly with public support. The GCM will provide leadership and management of all grant resources received (private and public) that will ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations. The GCM will support the Program and Development teams and the organization’s capacity to manage the administration of awarded public and private grants (USAID, SIDA, EU, State, Donor Advised Funds, and foundations).  Compensation for this position is $79 – $85k. This position reports to the CFO.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Fiscal Compliance:

  • Reviews proposals from the compliance side (including the correct Indirect Cost Rate (ICR) and calculation, in the correct format for that donor).
  • Tracks grants administratively throughout their life cycle, including financial reporting, and any extensions. 
  • Closes-out grants, ensuring no overspends.
  • Manages reporting, compliance, and recognition of international grants for assigned portfolios.
  • Partners with accounting to design and prepare monthly grant budget-to-actual reports.
  • Liaises with Program and Development teams to ensure restricted funds used in accordance with donor intentions or appropriate modifications are requested.
  • Ensures that fiscal requirements for grants and contracts identified, realized and monitored through regular monitoring meetings.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reports for funders. 
  • Maintains a working knowledge of laws, regulations, policy, and other requirements that affect grants management, in particular federal grant requirements.
  • Reviews coding of expenses against restricted grants to ensure adequate charging.
  • Assists in the maintenance and analysis of staff allocations.
  • Works with program managers to prepare spending plans and grant forecasts.

Budget:

  • Partners with Development and Program teams to prepare cost proposal budgets for future funding from donors.
  • Prepares and performs monthly budget-to-actual analysis, conducts monthly reviews with program managers. Communicates results of reviews and analyses to finance leadership.
  • Ensures timeliness and accuracy of budgets.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Competencies:

  • This position should be familiar with 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Federal Awards, USAID Standard Provision and regulations, as well as compliance with major private donors’ rules and regulations. 
  • Experience in managing donor-funded programs, including US government-funded programs.
  • Strong financial planning, procurement, and operations management skills.
  • Previous cost proposal experience is preferred.

Basic Qualifications (Minimum Requirements):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or another relevant field or a minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated experience in the financial management of donor-funded projects in a nonprofit environment required.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills through a multicultural lens.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and accounting software; Raiser’s Edge experience strongly desired.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a resume/CV, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@astraeafoundation.org in .pdf, doc, or .docx format or submit via the form on our website by September 30th, 2020. No phone calls, please – only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.

Astraea is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse (multi-gender, cross-class, and multi-racial), collaborative, and sustainable work environment. People of color; lesbian, bisexual and queer women; trans and gender non-conforming people; intersex people; and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

LBQ Philanthropic Advocacy Project Coordinator

Astraea and Mama Cash are looking for a Project Coordinator who will support the team on a part-time basis by carrying out essential administrative and programmatic tasks.

Overview

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) and Mama Cash are leading a collaborative project that is creating space for the articulation of a funding agenda for lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women and non-binary people and advocating for increased philanthropic support for their activisms. In June 2020 we launched the report Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: the State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements based on a survey of nearly 400 LBQ women’s and non-binary people’s groups working in every region of the world. Their responses provide the most comprehensive data available on how LBQ groups are organizing, their financial status, their funding and capacity needs and priorities, and the barriers they face in accessing funding. The report also presents data from a survey with foundation donors that, among others, fund LBQ groups and movements. The donor data sheds light on how LBQ groups are being funded and how donors’ funding approaches can be strengthened.

Astraea and Mama Cash are now embarking on the next phase of the project that is specifically focused on influencing the philanthropic sector to increase and improve funding for LBQ groups and movements around the world, based on the findings and recommendations of the report. 

Note on terminology: In the context of this project, LBQ focuses on sexual identity and is inclusive of all lesbian, bisexual, and queer women (both trans and cis, dyadic and intersex), and all non-binary people who relate to a lesbian, bisexual and/or queer identity. We use the values of self-determination, queer and trans-inclusive feminism, and gender justice to guide this project. 

 

Consultant Role, Fees & Timeline

In order to support the core project team in reaching our advocacy goals and objectives, Astraea and Mama Cash are looking for a Project Coordinator who will support the team on a part-time basis (approx. 4 business days a month) by carrying out essential administrative and programmatic tasks. Astraea and Mama Cash have budgeted $700 per work day for this consultancy.

The candidate can be located anywhere, but with availability for meetings in the morning hours in New York and the afternoon hours in Cape Town and Amsterdam.

The time period for the consultancy is September 28, 2020 – December 31, 2020 (with a potential for extension till summer 2021).

 

Responsibilities

  • Jointly develop and manage detailed project workplan and contribute to its implementation, particularly focusing on our Dissemination and Advocacy Strategy 
  • Support the management of relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders, including Astraea and Mama Cash staff as well as activist and donor advisors
  • Develop agendas and materials for webinars, meetings, and presentations that share findings and recommendations from the Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced report
  • Support the development and production of new project materials, such as donor briefs
  • Oversee the project budget, track expenditures and prepare payment requests
  • Coordinate the work of the core project team (representatives from Astraea and Mama Cash) by scheduling regular online meetings, documenting discussions and action items, and following through their implementation

 

Qualifications

We are seeking a consultant with the following skills and experiences:

  • Some programmatic experience in social justice, human rights and/or philanthropic fields
  • Commitment to and knowledge of issues facing global LGBTQI and feminist movements
  • Experience with and knowledge of global LBQ women’s organising and issues, including an understanding of the range of programmatic approaches used by activists 
  • Experience of working with donors and some understanding of the philanthropic sector
  • Commitment to racial, economic and gender justice
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to handle multiple and often competing deadlines
  • Proficiency in general computer and web-based technology including word processing, spreadsheets, and e-mail. Previous experience with project management applications is a plus
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with a proven track record in developing creative solutions and trouble-shooting under tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Passion for Astraea and Mama Cash’s missions as feminist public foundations and their role in philanthropy 

 

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a brief letter of interest and a CV/resume via email to C.de.Nobrega@mamacash.org and S.Jessop@mamacash.org with the subject line: LBQ Philanthropic Advocacy Project Coordinator. The deadline to apply for this consultancy is August 26, 2020.  (Please do not use the below form to submit your application.)

The expected start date of the consultancy is September 28, 2020. Please note that only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted.

Trans and non-binary people, intersex people, lesbian, bisexual and queer women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and members of other marginalised communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Executive Director/Co-Directors

The new Executive Director or Co-Directors will build on Astraea’s proud radical history to create a nimble, thriving, and resilient organization that effectively and efficiently shifts power to LGBTQI people.

About Astraea

Established in 1977, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) is one of the first women’s funds in the world and the only solely dedicated to LBTQI rights globally. Their founders – a cross-class, multi-racial group of women activists – dreamed of a feminist movement that centered the leadership of lesbians and women of color. For over four decades, Astraea has uniquely supported women’s rights and LBTQI movements working at the crossroads of gender justice, racial justice, bodily autonomy, sexual rights, and self-determination.

As a LBTQI women’s fund, Astraea uniquely fuels groups at the nexus of feminist and LBTQI movements. Astraea’s reach is unparalleled: since its inception, they have granted over $40 million via nearly 5,000 grants to 1,700+ grantee partners in 100+ countries and nearly all 50 states in the United States (U.S.). Astraea shifts power and resources to LBTQI and feminist activists so that they can build strong, intersectional movements that combat violence and discrimination, counter structural economic and social inequalities and drive transformational cultural change.

Headquartered in New York City, Astraea’s mission is advanced by more than 30 staff in the U.S. and around the world. The team comes from diverse backgrounds and possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge. Tied together by a deep passion for human rights and social justice, the staff places a high value on self-awareness, commitment to racial justice, shared learning, and genuine kindness.

Over the years, Astraea has continued to honor the legacy of its founding mothers: uncompromising in a vision of rights for all, upholding values such as belief in self-determination, community empowerment, movement building, and building across issues and generations. The organization that grew from this lesbian feminist vision is a multi-gendered, multi-racial, multi-identity public foundation that last year granted over $4.2 million to 190 grantee partners in 64 countries, including the United States. 

Astraea operates with a budget of $14 million and is governed by a 12-person Board of Directors. To learn more, please visit: https://www.astraeafoundation.org/

The Opportunity

The mission of Astraea is needed now more than ever. Our world and our people are up against unending challenges – closing civil societies, the rise of nationalist governments, escalating anti-Black, anti-immigrant violence, discrimination of people already pushed to the margins, increased economic inequity, growing power of religious, cultural and economic conservatism, and the use of gender “paranoia” to mobilize masses of people toward these conservative and increasingly authoritarian agendas. 

Astraea experienced exponential and transformative growth over the past several years. With a significantly increased base of institutional funding, Astraea radically increased its reach and impact. Now, while continuing to build power and challenge the status quo, Astraea is utilizing this leadership transition period to invest in organizational development and staff well-being. 

The new leader(s) will inherit a financially stable, mission-driven organization with a strong culture that is living its feminist social justice values. 

With the confluence of global health, political, and economic disruptions unfolding amid tectonic shifts in philanthropy and LGBTQI movements, the need for bold queer feminist funding has never been greater. This is an exceptional opportunity for a strategic and visionary leader(s) to build on four decades of innovative grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy to fuel the organizing of powerful grassroots movements and realize a world where all people can actively and enthusiastically belong.

Astraea experienced exponential and transformative growth over the past several years. With a significantly increased base of institutional funding, Astraea radically increased its reach and impact. Now, while continuing to build power and challenge the status quo, Astraea is utilizing this leadership transition period to invest in organizational development and staff well-being. The new leader(s) will inherit a financially stable, mission-driven organization with a strong culture that is living its feminist social justice values. 

With the confluence of global health, political, and economic disruptions unfolding amid tectonic shifts in philanthropy and LGBTQI movements, the need for bold queer feminist funding has never been greater. This is an exceptional opportunity for a strategic and visionary leader(s) to build on four decades of innovative grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy to fuel the organizing of powerful grassroots movements and realize a world where all people can actively and enthusiastically belong.

The Position(s) 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new Executive Director or Co-Directors will build on Astraea’s proud radical history to create a nimble, thriving, and resilient organization that effectively and efficiently shifts power to LGBTQI people. In collaboration with the board and staff, the new Executive(s) will leverage the organization’s expertise to center its activist-centered grantmaking and expand its global presence. In keeping with Astraea’s commitment to upholding feminist leadership principles and decentralizing power, the Board of Directors is open to structuring the role for an individual Executive Director or for a team of two Co-Directors. Primary responsibilities include the following:

Leadership

  • Inspire, mentor and motivate an international team of experts connected by a deep passion for human rights and social justice;
  • Model feminist leadership principles that support self-determination and advance equity and inclusion;
  • Champion a culture grounded in transparency and accountability; 
  • Center healing justice practices and uphold the ongoing supportive work to nourish and strengthen staff;
  • Leverage networks to develop a global board of directors.

Strategy & Vision

  • With staff, board, grantees, advisors, and peers, develop a strategic plan that defines Astraea’s role in the global ecosystem of feminist funds and movements;
  • In collaboration with regional and feminist funds, enhance Astraea’s role in building LGBTQI movements and the philanthropic infrastructure;
  • Center participatory grantmaking that shifts power to activists and refine funding models to be even more nimble, responsive, and flexible. 

Fundraising and Fiscal Stewardship

  • Enthusiastically lead and actively engage in Astraea’s diverse fundraising efforts;
  • In partnership with board and staff, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including individuals and institutions to expand Astraea’s base of supporters;
  • Leverage external presence to grow Astraea’s fundraising initiatives;
  • Diversify and increase unrestricted funding sources, especially from individual donors, and grow Astraea’s reserves and endowment;
  • Oversee the effective and efficient management of the organization’s financial resources ensuring its fiscal stability and long-term sustainability. 

    Communications & Outreach

    • With an authentic and progressive voice, represent Astraea in the media, in the activist and philanthropic communities, and to a broad range of stakeholders including grantee partners, donors, and advisors;
    • Increase visibility and provide leadership within the network of women’s funds;
    • Serve as a trusted advisor to governments, private foundations, movements, and grassroots organizations.

    Organizational Development

    • Ensure the organizational structure supports the recent expansion of grantmaking and programs, while centering staff and reinforcing an anti-oppression frame; 
    • Dedicate resources and expertise to build a robust human resources department;
    • Oversee the updating and integration of technology systems adequate to meet the needs of globally distributed organization;
    • Refine and implement policies and procedures that reflect Astraea’s values;
    • Center mentoring and coaching of the management and senior teams, providing support to build strong teams;
    • Support the development of a leadership pipeline for diverse staff; 
    • Prioritize professional development and mentoring for the next generation of leaders.

    Professional Requirements 

    The ideal candidate(s) will be transformative leader(s) and respected social justice thought partner(s). They will have a nuanced understanding of the philanthropic climate including current trends and tensions, and Astraea’s place among global LGBTQI and feminist funders. They will have deep connections to grassroots communities and movements. The successful candidate(s) must have the following:

    • Executive or senior leadership experience with a global or multinational organization, including experience managing remote teams;
    • Prior executive or senior leadership experience in a grantmaking or philanthropic support organization;
    • Proven success building strong and effective teams and creating cultures defined by transparency, accountability, trust and respect;
    • Strategic fundraising experience that includes cultivating individual and institutional donor relationships, soliciting major gifts, and negotiating government contracts;
    • Prior experience working with a nonprofit board and a demonstrable understanding of board development, governance and decision-making;
    • Financial acumen to develop, track, and manage a $14 million budget that includes restricted government contracts, foreign funds, complex investments, and fiscal sponsorships; 
    • An understanding of the fiscal and donor reporting requirements associated with global grassroots grantmaking; 
    • Demonstrated experience leading the creation and implementation of strategic plans; 
    • Exceptional communications skills including the ability to effectively convey radical ideas and to engage individuals and large groups;
    • Fluency in English and another/other language(s);
    • Enthusiasm for significant domestic and international travel;
    • Authorization (for the Executive Director or at least one Co-Director) to work in the United States.

    Personal Characteristics

    The new Executive Director or Co-Directors will be fierce feminist leaders with an uncompromising commitment to advancing gender, racial, economic and environmental justice. They will be rooted in the politics of global solidarity, and comfortable holding and articulating a radical vision. They will be an innovative, transparent and adaptive leader(s) with a commitment to lifelong learning and a drive to mentor, coach, and support leadership. They will bring an international perspective to Astraea and ideally will have lived experience in the Global South and/or East. The ideal candidate(s) will have the emotional intelligence to engage in honest self-reflection and receive constructive feedback, and the humility to share power and make collective decisions. 

    Compensation

    Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate(s), the salary range for the position(s) is $200,000 – $225,000 per annum. In addition to generous PTO, our client provides an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, short- and long term disability, and ancillary insurance, as well as flex spending and health reimbursement accounts, and a 401(k) savings plan with employer match. 

    Reimbursement of basic relocation expenses will be considered for the exceptional individual(s) they are seeking. 

    Location 

    In response to public health guidelines concerning COVID-19, Astraea’s staff is currently working remotely. It is expected that they will continue working remotely at least through the end of 2020. Ideally, when restrictions are lifted and congregant workplaces are deemed safe, the new Executive Director or at least one Co-Director will work on-site in the Foundation’s New York office. For Co-Director applicants, the Board is open to considering one remote (U.S. or international) candidate. For individual Executive Director applicants, the Board is open to considering U.S.-based remote candidates. If selected, an individual Executive Director living outside of the New York metropolitan area, will be expected to spend one week per month on-site in the Foundation’s New York office. The Foundation will cover the cost of travel and accommodations related to the candidate establishing a New York presence. 

    Contact

    For individuals wishing to be considered for the Executive Director position and pairs wishing to be considered for the Co-Director roles, please submit a cover letter and résumé(s) as attachments via e-mail to:

    Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner
    Soladé Rowe, Senior Consultant
    McCormack+Kristel
    1740 Broadway, 15th Floor
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599       
    Email: search@mccormackkristel.com | Website www.mccormackkristel.com

    Please note: Pairs wishing to be considered for the Co-Director positions, must apply as a team. Individual applications for Co-Directors will not be combined.

    All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.  Please note that your education, dates of employment and other information will be verified prior to an offer.

    Astraea is an equal opportunity employer. Our policy is to select, place, train and promote the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience so as to provide equal opportunity for all of our employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal law, and without regard to non-work related factors such as sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, economic status, personal appearance including height and weight, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all activities, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfers, promotions and benefits. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.