Senior Grants Manager

Astraea is seeking an experienced Senior Grants Manager who will lead the overall implementation of our grantmaking cycles, manage and maintain the grants database and the application system and supervise the Grants Management team.

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 – Full Time (35 hrs/wk with benefits)

The Senior Grants Manager leads Astraea’s grantmaking to LGBTQI organizations pursuing social change in the United States and internationally. The Senior Grants Manager leads the overall implementation of Astraea’s grantmaking cycles; manages and maintains the grants database and the application system; and supervises the Grants Management team. The Senior Grants Manager reports to Astraea’s Interim Co-Associate Directors of Programs and is based in Astraea’s New York office. *

* 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 2021. Staff will return to Astraea’s office when restrictions are lifted, and it is deemed safe to return.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leading the Grantmaking Calendar:

  • Guide and oversee the full lifecycle of Astraea’s 250+ core grants and 100+ non-core grants per year, including invitations to apply, due diligence, production of grant documents, payments, and final reporting.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor effective grants tracking systems that are accessible and digestible for staff across teams.
  • Schedule, implement and manage grantmaking cycles and grant approval processes.
  • Work closely with Program Officers and coordinate with the Program Team on a number of issues, including political landscapes in different regions that affect NGO law and payment options; planning grantmaking portfolios; strategic discussions and coordination of multi-year and exit grants; fiscal sponsorship relationships; troubleshooting on grants; and more.

Database Management:

  • Manage and maintain the grants database, including data integrity, maintenance and revision of templates, fields, searches, reports, user accounts, forms, and coding.
  • Train staff (in Development, Communications, and Program Team) on how to use the database and maintain their skills.
  • Manage the online application system, including editing and maintaining all forms across different Funds and languages.
  • Receive periodic technical training from the software company on increased functionality and changes to the system.

 Compliance and Grants Management Policies:

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for Astraea’s grantmaking, ensuring compliance with federal and bilateral donor regulatory standards and grantmaking best practices.
  • Create and maintain Astraea’s Grantmaking Manual and Policy Book.
  • Keep updated on international grantmaking, compliance, and banking regulations and best practices.
  • Manage and administer domestic and international donor-advised fund (DAF) grants by stewarding proposals, budgets, payments and compliance.
  • Provide grants operations and management support to the International Trans Fund (ITF), including training all staff on grantmaking; supporting their due diligence; and approving all ITF payments.

Cross-Team Work and Troubleshooting:

  • Provide grant information on a weekly basis to the Fiscal Team and participate in end-of-year reconciliation of all expenses.
  • Review weekly payment submissions of all grants and ensure smooth payments by liaising with Fiscal and Program staff.
  • Coordinate various special projects with other teams, such as annual grant testing for the yearly audit, creating schedules related to Astraea’s filing of 990 forms, and data analysis for the Communications Team related to their e-blasts and the Annual Report.
  • Conduct data analysis to support Astraea’s Learning & Evaluation rubric.
  • Conduct data analysis of Astraea’s grantmaking for internal and external stakeholders and support the preparation of Astraea’s dockets. 

Management:

  • Supervise, mentor and support professional development of Grants Management Associates; train and coordinate the work of Program Associates who work on grantee compliance, due diligence review, and grants administration. Support ongoing learning for all grant administrators.
  • Participate in the Management Team at Astraea.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned from time to time, such as organizational strengthening activities; culture-change work; and staff-retreat planning and execution.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • At least four years’ experience with grants administration and management in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with tax rules governing public charities and grant makers; international grantmaking experience preferred.
  • Experience providing support to grantee partners in difficult circumstances and completing compliance checks.
  • Experience with grantmaking databases; Blackbaud Grantmaking experience is helpful.
  • Fastidious attention to detail, with the ability to produce quality reports and manage data with accuracy.
  • Proven project management, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills, with experience meeting tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work and communicate with diverse audiences and multi-stakeholders, including grantee partners, coworkers, donors, colleague funders, and others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a supportive team player.
  • Flexible, adaptive work style suited to a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in English required. Proficiency with other languages (specifically Spanish, French, Russian or Mandarin) is a strong plus.
  • Passionate about Astraea’s mission and committed to social justice.
  • Experience with LGBTQI, human rights and/or social justice non-profits and movements

COMPENSATION

Astraea offers a competitive salary and benefits for this position, including resources for professional development. The starting annual compensation is $80,000.00. U.S. work authorization is required.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@astraeafoundation.org with “Senior Grants Manager” in the subject line or submit via the form on our website by March 17th, 2021. 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. 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). If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the application and interview process, please express that with your cover letter and resume submission.

Program Officer, International Fund (Latin America)

Astraea seeks a dedicated, passionate and collaborative Program Officer to sustain our international grant making develop country, regional and thematic strategies, manage relationships with grantee partners, engage in capacity building/advocacy in philanthropy, and participate in learning and evaluation of Astraea’s programs.

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, bisexual and queer women, trans and gender-nonconforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Our grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support their work to build powerful movements for justice. A proud public foundation and one of the first women’s funds in the world, Astraea has granted over $46million to LGBTQI activists and artists in our 43-year history.

POSITION DESCRIPTION – Full Time (35 hrs/wk with benefits)

Astraea seeks a dedicated, passionate and collaborative Program Officer to sustain our international grant making and join our Program Team. The Program Officer is responsible for developing country, regional and thematic strategies, manages relationships with grantee partners, engages in capacity building and advocacy in philanthropy, and participates in learning and evaluation of Astraea’s programs. The Program Officer reports to Astraea’s Associate Director of Programs and may be based in their respective location or in Astraea’s New York office*.

* 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 2021. Staff will return to Astraea’s office when restrictions are lifted, and it is deemed safe to return.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Grantmaking

  • Develop and manage diverse LGBTQI rights grantmaking portfolios in Latin America, including designing, updating or reviewing regional strategies and budgets, conducting outreach to applicants, writing and disseminating requests for proposals, soliciting input from activists and advisors, writing grant summaries and recommending grants for approval.
  • Contribute to the development of in-depth knowledge and strategic analysis of the regional/thematic portfolio, including current trends, threats and opportunities, and key resource people and organizations.
  • Manage relationships with Astraea’s regional and thematic advisors, including recruitment, interview, nomination, support, and communication with advisors.

Capacity-Building and Accompaniment

  • Manage relationships with potential applicants and current grantees, including resolving questions and issues, maintaining regular communications, engaging in networking and conducting site visits.
  • Provide capacity building and accompaniment support to grantee partners, including through organization of convenings and training, securing their access to technical assistance resources and support with resource mobilization.

Philanthropic Advocacy

  • Manage strategic philanthropic and movement partnerships by working closely with partner organizations, consultants, and funder and activist advisory groups.
  • Be a key player in representing Astraea at local and international grantmaking and advocacy conferences and donor affinity groups as appropriate to Astraea’s philanthropic advocacy goals and participate in public speaking engagements and support grantee partner access to such spaces.
  • Work collaboratively with the International Fund and Program Team leadership, and Astraea’s Development team to help secure and retain resources for Astraea’s programs.
  • Coordinate philanthropic advocacy or organizational initiatives, through programmatic oversight, project coordination, budget management, strategy co-creation and implementation as well as liaison with activists, peer organizations and consultants.

Communications and Research

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of issues and trends facing LGBTQI organizations and movements globally, with specific regional expertise and focus, and particularly in Astraea’s geographic and thematic focus areas.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team on media and communications, generating data and reporting to impact philanthropy and develop materials that highlight the work of Astraea grantee partners and support Astraea’s strategic goals.

Learning and Evaluation

  • Gather, analyze and document issue-, country- and grantee-specific information to feed into Astraea’s grantmaking, learning and evaluation, and development efforts.
  • Participate in the program design, implementation and evaluation processes, including evaluating grantee progress and ability to link analysis, planning and evaluation.
  • Support the learning & evaluation activities of the International Fund, including coordinating with Program Team members on mid-term check-in calls with grantee partners and contributing to the review and analysis of grantee reports/program activities.

General

  • As a member of the Program Team, be responsible for remaining in compliance and adhering to any/all Astraea Foundation policies and procedures.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields (e.g., gender studies, international relations, social sciences, public policy, international human rights law) or equivalent work experience required. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant professional experience in gender and racial justice, women’s rights, LGBTQI and human rights and/or social justice movements.
  • At least 3 years’ experience with grantmaking processes and procedures. Prior experience in a participatory grantmaking or philanthropic organization is considered an asset.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines, and develop creative solutions.
  • Experience with supervision of staff and overseeing the work of consultants.
  • Experience with training, capacity building, and participatory design/popular education a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to articulate a clear vision for social justice using a gender and racial justice lens, facilitation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate with diverse audiences and multi-stakeholders, including donors, colleague funders, community members and grantees.
  • High level of proficiency with computers, databases and other technology. Knowledge of Blackbaud or other grantmaking databases is a plus.
  • Commitment to, knowledge and understanding of the needs and issues of global LGBTQI and feminist movements and activists especially in Latin America.
  • Prior experience with an international organization, including experience working with remote teams would be considered a plus.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish required.
  • Ability to travel within the US and internationally up to 25% of work schedule.

COMPENSATION

Astraea offers a competitive salary and benefits for this position, including resources for professional development. The starting annual compensation is $80,000.00. U.S. work authorization is required.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@astraeafoundation.org with “Program Officer – International Fund (LA)” in the subject line or submit via the form on our website by March 15th, 2021. 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. 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). If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the application and interview process, please express that with your cover letter and resume submission.

African Movement Building Coordinator

Astraea is seeking a consultant to help deepen our work to strengthen LBTQI feminist organizing on the African continent and to facilitate connections with wider feminist movements.

Organization Description

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. We support brilliant and brave grantee partners across the globe 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.

As a LBTQI women’s fund, Astraea uniquely fuels groups at the nexus of feminist and LBTQI movements.  We shift 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. The first grantmaker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LBTQI groups – particularly those led by lesbian, bisexual and queer women, trans and gender nonconforming folks, intersex people, and Black, Indigenous and people of color. Our grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support their work to build powerful movements for justice. In our 44-year history we have granted over $49 million to LBTQI activists and artists.

Consultancy Description

In partnership with our activist partners and allies, Astraea will be deepening our work to strengthen LBTQI feminist organizing on the African continent and facilitate connections with wider feminist movements. Through activist-led research and convenings, we will build a deeper analysis of backlash and anti-rights mobilization on LGBTQI and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) issues, how LBTQI groups are responding, and how to support stronger cross-movement collaboration and resistance strategies. 

    1. In partnership with an activist advisory committee that includes representatives from LBTQI, feminist and SRHR groups, we will develop a participatory research agenda that we approach in an iterative way, with a focus on learning and exchanges to reinforce linkages to feminist and SRHR movements, including as it relates to generating insights on backlash and anti-rights mobilization on LGBTI and SRHR issues.
    2. Grounded in the research insights, we will hold a series of sub-regional and regional convenings, bringing together LBTQI feminist and mainstream feminist and SRHR allies to share learning and identify effective strategies to combat the opposition. These convenings may be virtual or physical depending on the context of COVID, at the time. In partnership with peer feminist funders and movement-building partners, we will use these spaces to support groups to develop tools and strengthen capacities for resistance, resilience, shared analysis and solidarity.
    3. Finally, we will seek opportunities to bring these insights into philanthropic spaces. We aim to leverage this research and movement-building initiative to foster learning about how to support cross-movement work in an activist-led way and to support efforts to improve funding flows to LBTQI and feminist movements on the continent.

Consultant Roles and Responsibilities

We seek to engage an Africa Movement-Building Coordinator to lead the design and implementation of this exciting new project, working in close collaboration with the Astraea programs team. The ideal candidate would be an activist with commitment to and knowledge of queer and feminist movements; possesses and applies feminist leadership principles to movement building and is curious about how we can strengthen creative resistance strategies and build resilience within our movements.

  • Lead the strategy development process for the project, identifying and bringing together relevant movement partners, including activist advisers, peer donors and technical advisers. Based on this process, develop a workplan for the remainder of the project.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the project. This includes but is not limited to the following action items:
    • Identify and engage research partners, supporting them to ensure smooth implementation of the research work plan.
    • Identify and engage an activist advisory group to inform priorities of the project
    • Plan all aspects of activist convenings, from agenda development to logistical coordination
  • Work closely with the Astraea team to document and share learnings emerging from the project with communities of funders, grantee partners and other stakeholders.
  • Timeline and commitment: We envision the consultant to work on this project from April 2021 to December 2023. While days worked will shift throughout the course of the project, we estimate an average of 15 days per month.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience being part of African LGBTQI, feminist, human rights and/or social justice movements
  • Deep knowledge of the needs and issues affecting feminist and LGBTQI communities and activists facing multiple oppressions in Africa
  • Experience in programs including designing, managing and evaluating strategic programs and budgets
  • Ability to work flexible hours (including early mornings and late evenings) as required, to accommodate time differences with grantees, funders, etc.
  • Ability to work and communicate with diverse audiences and stakeholders, including activists, donors and community members
  • Based on the African continent
  • Language competency in English is required; French competency is preferred

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover letter to lolebile@astraeafoundation.org, including a cost proposal and/or daily rate for the scope of work, by March 19, 2021.

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, especially Black, Indigenous and People of Color; lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans and gender non-conforming people; intersex people; and people with disabilities.

RFP: Organizational Information Systems Assessment and Roadmap Development

With this RFP, Astraea seeks a collaborative partner to assess and document current information technology systems and environment needs and gaps, and to develop recommendations and a roadmap in service of building organization-wide integrated knowledge and information management system.

Request for Proposals
Description: Organizational Information Systems Assessment and Roadmap Development

Background:

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works for social, racial, and economic justice globally.  Our grantmaking and philanthropic advocacy programs support and enable LGBTQ and Intersex organizations to challenge oppression and claim their human rights. In pursuing our mission, Astraea engages in grantmaking by raising and distributing funds to social change programs, capacity building and leadership development through strategic programmatic support, philanthropic advocacy by expanding the community of donors that support LGBTQ and Intersex issues, and media and communications to increase the visibility and break isolation of our constituencies.

Since 2013, Astraea has grown significantly, and the Foundation is now laying groundwork to invest in commensurate strengthening of its technology operating environment.  With this RFP, Astraea seeks a collaborative partner to assess and document current information technology systems and environment needs and gaps, and to develop recommendations and a roadmap in service of building organization-wide integrated knowledge and information management system. The ideal partner will help the Foundation to gain a better understanding of how to strategically apply IT to achieve its mission. 

Areas of focus include:

  • Integrated Knowledge Management
  • Financial Management
  • Grants Management
  • Digital Security
  • Relationship Management
  • Donor Management
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
  • Communications, including website
  • Accessibility and Multi-language Support
  • Development and build of an organizational intranet

The assessment will be critical in helping the Foundation to make informed and accountable decisions about: capital investment in technology; decisions about an acquisition strategy for technology; and decisions regarding whether new technology is compatible with current Foundation infrastructure. 

The assessment should effectively evaluate key aspects of Astraea’s information systems, policies, and practices to create an actionable report that:

  • Offers a technology systems roadmap to incrementally build toward an integrated information environment
  • Outlines clear, mission-aligned criteria for comparing different solutions, and, where appropriate, makes specific software recommendations
  • Establishes baselines and best practice for technology management, data security, and business continuity
  • Clearly assesses the value of IT investments through the lens of increased cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and impact toward achieving the Foundation’s Mission
  • Includes specific guidance on ensuring maximum accessibility of Astraea’s implemented solutions, as well as support for operating in multiple language environments

Outcomes and Approach

Anticipated outcomes from this significant infrastructure investment will include:

  • Increased alignment between operating systems and Astraea core values, and organizational size and complexity
  • Decrease in staff time spent on low-value, administrative tasks
  • Increase in overall data quality and strengthened ability to analyze Foundation impact
  • Strengthened relationship management processes and support
  • Reduction in time in grantmaking processes lightening administrative burden for grantees and applicants
  • Greater tech support for participatory grantmaking processes
  • Increased data transparency for and ease of reporting to key constituencies
  • Increased accessibility and linguistic support for all Foundation functions, including for constituent groups with low bandwidth access

The ideal approach will be collaborative, participatory, and inclusive.  Systems needs should be primarily defined and determined by those most impacted by each system, and clearly defined performance metrics.  The Foundation values inclusion over speed and anticipates that the scale and scope of this work will require several years to implement deliberately and sustainably.  A successful roadmap will also need to rigorously assess priority order for each aspect of this systems upgrade.  

Deliverables

The final report should include:

  1. An executive summary of findings
  2. A comprehensive IT Assessment Report, including an actionable roadmap and recommended process for implementing recommended solutions, including cost analysis.

Timeline

  • March 29 |Applications due
  • April 12-16 |Interviews with shortlisted applicants
  • April 23 |Consultant(s) hired 

Anticipated Project Timeline

  • May 3 | Project Commences
  • June 21 | First draft due
  • July 26 | Full executive summary and report submission with the following annexes:

    ○   List of resources/references and relevant evaluative tools
    ○   List of key informants

Profile of the Consultant or Consultancy Firm

  • Commitment to, relationships with and knowledge of social justice issues facing LGBTQI and feminist movements;
  • Extensive and proven experience in field of foundation technology assessment and implementation, with examples of successful projects with similarly situated public and private charities and foundations;
  • Expertise in balancing values-orientation with effective organization-wide technology solutions

Application Process and Requirements:

Please submit an organizational profile that includes your qualifications to undertake this work and a 3-5 page proposal including: key personnel, summary of how you will approach the work, timeline (including the number of days you will need to complete the work) and a budget which includes your daily rate and any expenses  you  will  likely  incur.  Additionally, we will require two references and a work sample relevant for this project.

Please submit your proposal and accompanying documents by March 29, 2021 to jobs@astraeafoundation.org with “Astraea IT Assessment and Roadmap Proposal” in the subject line. Unfortunately, we will only be able to respond to shortlisted candidates. Kindly email with ‘QUESTION: Astraea IT Assessment and Roadmap Proposal’ included in the subject line if you have any questions about any aspect of this request for proposals. 

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Caribbean CommsLabs Researcher ToR

Astraea is seeking a consultant(s) to support with research for our Caribbean CommsLabs Landscape Mapping project with the Equality Fund.

Astraea Foundation
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 grantmaker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI groups around the world – particularly those led by lesbian, bisexual and queer women, trans and gender nonconforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Our grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support their work to build powerful movements for justice. 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.

Women’s Voice and Leadership – Caribbean
In September 2018, the Equality Fund (formerly The MATCH International Women’s Fund) and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) began a partnership to co-implement Women’s Voice and Leadership – Caribbean program (WVL-Caribbean)—a five-year, $4.8 million initiative supported by the Government of Canada to advance women’s and LBTQI rights and gender equality in the Caribbean region. WVL-Caribbean supports the capacity, leadership, and agendas of grassroots women’s rights organizations and LBTQI groups in Jamaica, Belize, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Suriname*. The focus is on supporting organizations to advance their own solutions to improve women’s and LBTQI rights and gender equality in their own contexts, especially at the intersections of economic justice; sexual and reproductive health and rights; feminist leadership and movement-building; lesbian, bisexual and trans rights; and climate change.

Caribbean CommsLabs 
Led by Astraea, the ‘Media, Communications, and Technology’ (CommsLabs) program has a vision of a network of linked activists, healers, and technologists from the Global South and East working independently and together to strengthen the next generation of women’s rights and LBTQI human rights advocacy through the use of communications and technology tools. 

The content and production of CommsLabs in the Caribbean will be intentionally grounded in the work, vision, needs, and expertise of those engaged in the Caribbean women’s rights and LBTQI movement. This value is reflected in the proposed shared leadership structures for CommsLabs planning and production, which center a participatory and transparent design and implementation process.

To date, Astraea has held CommsLabs in Colombia, the Dominican RepublicKenya and South Africa. More information can be found in the hyperlinked reports above and here

Summary of Caribbean CommsLabs Research Project
The Caribbean CommsLabs Landscape Mapping is the first of two components of research that will provide a comprehensive overview of the systems of oppression and counter mechanisms for the LGBTQI community within the digital ecosystem of the Caribbean ahead of and in preparation for the Caribbean CommsLab. It will entail an analysis of the factors that shape the socio-technological realities for LBTQI and women’s rights organizing in the Caribbean. It will also serve as a framework for the second component – the Perspectives, Sustainability and Visibility research – to explore and analyze the effects these realities have on values, experiences, needs, and expertise of those engaged in the Caribbean LBTQI and women’s rights movements.

As the initial component of a dynamic and participatory process, the Caribbean CommsLabs Landscape Mapping research and research consultant will be crucial resources in the latter stages of CommsLab design, which will rely on the research insights to direct programming and potential amendments to activity implementation, as to best address the needs of LBTQI and women’s rights organizers in the Caribbean. It is crucial, therefore, that research findings and outputs employ a sound methodological framework and be substantiated with reliable and transparent data.

Taken together, the Caribbean CommsLabs Landscape Mapping and subsequently the Perspectives, Sustainability and Visibility research will provide research-based data to 1) inform the design and thematic scope of a future Caribbean CommsLab convening and 2) be translated into strategic advocacy tools to contribute to the knowledge and work of movement actors, potential strategies and initiatives to address the specific gaps or issues they face, and shift harmful narratives and enhance the position of women’s and LBTQI lives in society.

Scope of the Research
The below proposed themes for the landscape mapping are, by no means, exhaustive, but have been identified as a baseline for lines of inquiry into and understanding of the socio-technological realities in the context of the Caribbean’s digital ecosystem and women rights and LBTQI organizing in the region. At minimum, the research should address: 

  • Framework: The broader digital human rights legislative horizon, jurisprudence and institutional mechanisms at the international, regional and national levels, specifically related to freedom of expression, access to digital infrastructure, data protection and protection of privacy and freedom of assembly and association, and intersectional discrimination in the digital context;
  • Repository of initiatives: Advocacy and policy initiatives, and mechanisms for digital rights, safety, participation, representation and activism by international organizations, government, civil society organizations, women’s rights organizations, and members of the LBTQI community, in particular related to online activism and networking;
  • Conceptual analysis: An analysis of local, regional and sub-regional influences that affect social justice movement organizing, with a particular focus on the rights, safety and participation, representation and activism of women’s rights and LBTQI activists ;
  • Strategic opportunities: around technologies and/or communications tools that advocates could use to further their work;  change opportunities/tipping points, where alliances across movements/sectors should be forged to advance shared agendas. 

Methodology
The research project aims to use mixed methods, based on human rights  and intersectional approaches, and relying on document analysis and semi-structured interviews. The human rights based approach puts people at the center of inquiry, ensuring that the analysis questions how the holistic digital ecosystem shapes the reality of lived experiences while contextualizing diverse techno-societal and political factors. An intersectional approach is crucial to address the interconnection of race, class and gender and the ways these social categorizations reproduce oppression.

Role Responsibilities 

  • Conduct desk research, data analysis and interviews to provide a landscape map of the digital ecosystem in the Caribbean and implications on the rights, safety, participation, representation and activism of women’s rights and LBTQI organizing;
  • In coordination with the WVL-Caribbean team, identify and prepare interview guidelines and questions for and conduct interviews with key figures and organizations, including State actors, related to advocacy and policy on the rights, safety, participation, representation and activism of women’s rights and LBTQI organizing;
  • Draft recommendations based on landscape mapping research for the design and curriculum of the Caribbean CommsLab;
  • Draft thematic and structural proposals for a survey instrument for women’s rights and LBTQI organizations in the Caribbean related to their experiences, needs, values and expertise in the context of the digital ecosystem;
  • Present research findings and recommendations to WVL-Caribbean coordination team during CommsLab design meetings;
  • Provide data and expertise in the process of translating landscape mapping research findings into sustainable programme design and content;
  • Coordinate with and provide expertise to the WVL-Caribbean coordination team, and Perspectives, Sustainability and Visibility researcher (second component research) following the conclusion of the Caribbean CommsLab, when necessary, to ensure consistency and sustainability of research findings.

Applicant profile
The candidate should have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in knowledge development with track record of written research, particularly in the fields of human rights and technology;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to clearly synthesize both normative frameworks and empirical data, using participatory action research and an intersectional perspective;
  • Exceptional written and communication skills in English (Spanishand/ or French are also a plus), including experience presenting research methods and findings to non-technical audiences;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and flexibility to work remotely, and across time-zones if necessary;
  • Attention to detail, particularly related to the secure processing of sensitive and personal data;
  • Deep knowledge of women’s rights and LBTQI organizing in the Caribbean;
  • Deep knowledge of trauma-informed, harm reduction-focused, and human rights-based research methods and practices;
  • Project management and/or advocacy experience, particularly the translation of research data into inclusive and transformational change initiatives, would be an advantage.

Application requirements
In addition to a cover letter and CV, please submit a brief proposal outlining a work plan for the research process to skreitzberg@astraeafoundation.org or using the form below. The proposal should include:

  • Brief technical framework including methodology and research process;
  • Three references with name, title and organization, and contact information;
  • A portfolio of projects and previous publications;
  • A financial and timeline proposal.

Proposals received by Feb. 26, 2021 will be prioritized, and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Astraea will contact selected candidates for an interview before making a final decision and offer.

* – Even though WVL-Caribbean is being implemented in these eight CARICOM countries, when possible, and in the spirit of regional movement building, other Caribbean countries may also benefit from project components such as capacity-building and networking and alliance building, including the Caribbean CommsLabs.

Director, People & Culture

Astraea is seeking a Director, People and Culture who will provide leadership and vision to enliven a culture of inclusion, transparency, and equity within our organization.

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 grantmaker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI groups around the world – particularly those led by lesbian, bisexual and queer women, trans and gender nonconforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Our grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support their work to build powerful movements for justice. A proud public foundation and one of the first women’s funds in the world, Astraea has granted over $46million to LGBTQI activists and artists in our 43-year history.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This is a newly created position reporting to the Executive Director. In collaboration with the Executive Team, and within the framework of Astraea’s bylaws, the Director of People and Culture will provide leadership and vision to enliven a culture of inclusion, transparency, and equity at Astraea. This position will ensure the organizational structures reflect the values of the organization and ensure a continuous learning culture within Astraea’s practices, policies, strategic focus, priorities, and general scope of programs. The key focus areas of this role will encompass the following challenges:

  • Embarking in a new direction: The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is undergoing a leadership transition and undertaking a new strategic plan. It will be necessary to support Astraea’s new leader(s) in leading transformational change while also learning and adapting to Astraea’s unique culture.
  • Realigning the organization: Astraea has been preparing for its new future and will be defining new ways of operating to realize its global focus; as well as realize the organization’s commitment to anti-racism and gender justice work. It is envisioned that this position will work with a core Executive leadership team to help achieve the organization’s commitment to operate in a more agile, transparent, cohesive manner and centers Astraea’s employees at the heart of everything it does.
  • Centering Equity and Anti-Oppression in all its forms: Astraea works externally to combat oppression in all forms by embracing intersectional feminism as part of a wider struggle for social justice, recognizing that sexism, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, and restrictive gender norms harm everyone. Rooting our feminism in social justice, we particularly support Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Global South movements and leadership. This position will be responsible for guiding the organization in realizing these commitments internally- through our human resources practices and in other ways.

The ideal candidate will live in the greater New York region and be able to travel regularly (at least one to two times a month) to New York City if they are not based in NYC. Candidates who do not live in the NYC metro area but willing to travel based on the needs of the position will also be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Liaison to the Executive Team:

  1. Serves as an active member of the Executive Team.
  2. Acts as a close advisor and thought partner to the Executive Director(s).
  3. Assists in the development of current and long-term organizational cultural-change goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures for Astraea operations. Establishes plans to achieve these goals and implements policies, subject to approval by the Executive Leadership Team.

Communications:

  1. Sets the strategic vision for Astraea’s cultural change and transformative justice work, specifically addressing anti-racism, gender justice and overall anti-oppression efforts in all the organization’s internal operations and external engagement.

Training and Development:

  1. Infuses knowledge and best practices related to racial equity and gender justice and other forms of disparities across the organization in all programming, communications, staff development, internal culture-building and business operations.
  2. Develops and executes an internal learning agenda, team building and culture-building activities.
  3. Seeks opportunities to improve and integrate organizational learning into operations.
  4. Helps build an organizational understanding and affinity for working within a Healing Justice and Transformative Justice framework, centering individual and collective care.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree, or commensurate work experience.
  • 10 plus years of progressively responsible organizational development experience in a nonprofit or foundation.
  • Strong experience in the development of organizational structure and workplace culture initiatives.
  • Outstanding people and project management with a focus on building and supporting cross-functional, collaborative teams.
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws.
  • Deep, authentic knowledge with formal training in racial and gender justice and experience applying these equity practices to organizational development and programs.
  • Deep experience in conflict literacy and creating safe spaces where one can bring and share their authentic selves.
  • Demonstrated experience as a communicator.
  • Excellent leadership and writing skills.
  • Deep passion and commitment to honest and candid conversations and self-reflection about racial justice, gender, privilege, social class, power dynamics and Americanism.
  • Knowledge of feminist leadership principles, and comfort working in nontraditional ways.
  • Understanding and acceptance of Astraea’s core values and guiding principles.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when appropriate and legally required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred:

  • Experience working within a social justice environment.
  • Willing to travel nationally and internationally (15%).
  • Expert facilitation and change management skills.
  • Experience working within a healing justice and transformative justice framework.

COMPENSATION

Astraea offers a competitive salary and benefits for this position, including resources for professional development. The starting annual compensation is $140,000 depending on experience. U.S. work authorization is required.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume/CV and cover letter to jobs@astraeafoundation.org with “Director, People & Culture” in the subject line, or submit via the form on our website by March 5, 2021. 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. We strongly encourage all to apply, especially Black, Indigenous and People of Color; lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans and gender non-conforming people; intersex people; and people with disabilities.

Grants Management Associate

We are seeking an extremely organized, collaborative, and detailed-oriented New York City based person to join our Program Team as a Grants Management Associate.

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 grantmaker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI groups around the world – particularly those led by lesbian, bisexual and queer women, trans and gender nonconforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Our grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support their work to build powerful movements for justice. 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 – Full Time (35 hrs/wk with benefits)

Astraea seeks an extremely organized, collaborative, and detailed-oriented New York City based person to join our Program Team as a Grants Management Associate. Working with a dynamic team of 12 people, the Grants Management Associate works to ensure that every one of Astraea’s applicants and grantee partners has a smooth and welcoming experience with our application and grantmaking systems.

The Grants Management Associate (GMA), reporting to the Senior Grants Manager, to supports the compliance, due diligence, and processing of $6 million+ of grantmaking per year in more than 65 countries, spread across more than 340 grants per year. The GMA’s work is integral to increasing Astraea’s grantmaking capacity, improving efficiency, and ensuring that Astraea is in line with the field’s best practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review proposals for due diligence and compliance
  • Generate and send grant documents throughout the year
  • Prepare, process, and track grant documents, payments, and final reports
  • Keep multiple databases and tracking systems up to date daily
  • Reply to grantee partners within days of their emails in multiple languages, using translation software or templated language
  • Work with the Fiscal Team and grantees on payment, fiscal sponsor, or other due diligence problems
  • Solicit references and endorsements via email
  • Monitor integrity of grants data; data cleanup and data entry projects as needed
  • Conduct ongoing grants management training for staff
  • Participate in professional development and peer learning through the national Grants Managers’ network and other professional groups
  • Work with the Program Team, and all staff at Astraea, to operationalize our shared vision and values with all grantee and philanthropic partnerships.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

COMPETENCIES

  • Two years or more of administrative or data-intensive work experience in social justice, human rights and/or philanthropic fields.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a strong plus, and fluency in another language common to our grantee partners such as French or Mandarin is welcome
  • Fastidious attention to detail when tracking large amount of complicated data
  • Ability to multi-task and handle complicated administrative projects
  • Commitment to applying an anti-oppressive lens to organizational operating principles and practices
  • Interest in public philanthropy and grants management
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize when facing multiple and sometimes competing deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to new database, data-tracking tools, and protocols
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proven track record in developing creative solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills to manage a wide variety of internal organizational relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

COMPENSATION

Astraea offers a competitive salary and benefits for this position, including resources for professional development. The hourly compensation is $30.22/hr totaling $55,000 annually. This position is eligible for Astraea’s generous benefits package. U.S. work authorization is required.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send resume/CV, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@astraeafoundation.org by February 15th , 2020. Please include “Grants Management Associate (GMA)” in the subject line or submit application via 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. We strongly encourage all to apply, especially Black, Indigenous and People of Color; lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans and gender non-conforming people; intersex people; and people with disabilities. For more information, visit astraeafoundation.org.

Executive Director

The new Executive Director 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. Our 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 fund, Astraea uniquely fuels groups at the nexus of feminist and LBTQI movements. Astraea’s reach is unparalleled: since its inception, we have granted over $49 million via more than 5,000 grants to over 2,000 grantee partners in 120 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-gender, multi-racial, multi-identity public foundation that in 2020 granted over $5.3 million to 203 grantee partners across the globe.

 Astraea operates with a budget of $14 million and is governed by a 13-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, and 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. Astraea experienced exponential and transformative growth over the past several years, including receiving an unrestricted $4M gift from MacKenzie Scott last year. With a significantly increased base of  funding, Astraea has 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.

Since September 2019, under the leadership of Interim Executive Director Sandy Nathan, we have invested in our operational and financial infrastructure, hired critical roles, and restructured staff teams and reporting lines to align more with our functions. We have also prioritized staff wellness and sustainability, centered conversations on anti-oppression, anti-racism, and Astraea’s values, and built strategic alignment across the board and staff on Astraea’s priorities moving forward.

This is a time of transition and stabilization for this 40+ year old organization. This is an exceptional opportunity for a leader to lay the foundation and build the infrastructure for what Astraea will be in our next decades, shaping the organization to meet this moment and beyond. The new leader will inherit a financially stable, mission-driven organization with a strong culture that is living its feminist social justice values.

The Position

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new Executive Director 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 board, staff, and key partners, the leader’s responsibilities will include:

Strategy, Vision & Leadership

  • With staff, board, grantees, advisors, and peers, develop and implement 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;
  • Lead the staff executive team which stewards the mission, programs, and operations of Astraea, including program design and the development of annual goals, ensuring that all programs are integrated and advance Astraea’s mission;
  • Conduct periodic evaluation of existing work and assess ideas for new work as measured against Astraea’s vision, mission, and strategic plan;
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Boards of Directors of internal and external issues that affect Astraea, and act as a professional advisor to the Boards on all aspects of Astraea’s activities;
  • Share leadership with and provide staff support to the Board, facilitating its work as a governing and fundraising body and its continuation as an engaged and cohesive group;
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with grantees, government institutions, funders, and other organizations working in the sector to help achieve Astraea’s goals;
  • Promote Astraea’s culture of integrity, cooperation, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability, in which critical thinking, respectful discussion, creativity, and sound judgement are valued.

Organizational Development

  • Ensure the organizational structure supports the recent expansion of grantmaking and programs, while centering staff and reinforcing an anti-oppression frame;
  • Advance racial, gender, disability, and economic justice throughout the organization, culture, structures, policies and operations;
  • 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;
  • Ensure effective decision-making practices and clear communication that build staff alignment, facilitate productive and joyful struggle, and engage those most directly impacted;
  • Make it a top priority to develop and maintain an effective, healthy, and values-aligned organization that practices and lives Astraea’s feminist values in everything it does.

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;
  • Working closely with the CFO, ensure that financial and administrative systems, and sound bookkeeping, accounting procedures, and internal controls are in place and followed by all staff;
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of the organization.

    Communications & Outreach

    • Serve as primary external spokesperson for Astraea;
    • 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;
    • Serve as a trusted advisor to governments, private foundations, movements, and grassroots organizations;
    • Foster effective communication among all facets of the organization;
    • Set up oversight mechanisms to ensure continual assessment of progress towards goals and compliance with all applicable legal, accounting, and reporting regulations.

      Professional Requirements 

      The successful candidate must have the following:

      • A deep commitment to Astraea’s mission and values and to advancing gender, racial, disability, and economic justice;
      • Executive or senior leadership experience, including experience managing remote teams;
      • Experience with nonprofit organizational development, with proven success in building strong and effective teams and scaling operational infrastructure to support a growing organization;
      • Strategic fundraising experience that includes cultivating individual and institutional donor relationships, and soliciting major gifts;
      • 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;
      • Demonstrated experience leading the creation and implementation of strategic plans;
      • Strong communications skills including the ability to effectively convey Astraea’s radical vision in accessible ways and to engage individuals and large groups;
      • Humility and emotional intelligence, including the capacity for self-insight and learning and the resiliency to hold the emotions and experiences of staff and other partners;
      • Fluency in English;
      • Enthusiasm for significant domestic and international travel. 

      While Astraea recognizes that not every individual will exhibit all of these qualities, the successful candidate will demonstrate at least one – and ideally more than one – of the following:

      • A nuanced understanding of the philanthropic climate including current trends and tensions, and Astraea’s place among global LGBTQI and feminist funders;
      • Senior experience with building and growing a strong organizational culture centered around racial, gender, disability, and economic justice;
      • Experience managing an organizational budget of at least $10M;
      • History of being accountable to and in solidarity with grassroots movements, especially those in the Global South and/or East;
      • Commitment to lifelong learning and a drive to mentor, coach, and support staff;
      • International perspective and lived experience in the Global South and/or East;
      • An understanding of the fiscal and donor reporting requirements associated with global grassroots grantmaking;
      • Fluency in a language/languages other than English.

      Compensation

      Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate, the salary range for the position is $215,000 – $225,000 per annum. In addition to generous PTO, Astraea  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 we are seeking.

      Location 

      In response to public health guidelines concerning COVID-19, Astraea’s staff is currently working remotely. Ideally, when restrictions are lifted and congregant workplaces are deemed safe, the new Executive Director will work on-site in the Foundation’s New York office, however the Board is open to considering U.S.-based remote candidates. If selected, an 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.

       As for non-U.S. based candidates, present legal ability to work in the US. is not required. Astraea will work with the selected candidate to pursue the appropriate visa.

      Contact

      For individuals wishing to be considered for the Executive Director position, please submit a cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to search@mccormackkristel.com. Applications will be received on a rolling basis until filled.

      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

       

      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.