Katz Amsterdam Foundation (KAF) is pleased to
invite nominations and applications for the position of
Racial Justice Program Director. The Foundation
has spent the first few years striving to be a catalyst for
eliminating the stigma of mental illness, increasing access to
behavioral and mental healthcare and improving the quality of care
for all. KAF believes that social and emotional well-being is
essential for people and communities to thrive. The focus for this
work thus far has been mountain resort communities, in some of the
most iconic locations across North America.
they continue to grow, KAF recognizes that people and communities
of color in this country are greatly impacted by systemic
injustices that hinder their ability to recognize their full
potential. In response to this reality, the Foundation recently
announced the launch of a new strategic initiative to address
racial and social injustice at a national level. The Program
Director will work closely with the Co-Founders and the Executive
Director to stand up this new initiative and build out a strategy.
The Foundation is currently working through a strategic planning
process, with support from Jessyca Dudley and Bold Ventures, a
strategic advisory firm that works to transform and democratize
philanthropy and will identify key issue areas where the Foundation
can make a meaningful impact and best align with current efforts to
advance racial justice. KAF values teamwork and partnership in
driving the mission and strategic priorities forward and sees
opportunities for the Foundation to support racial justice change
the areas of mental and behavioral health and food justice in
particular. The new Program Director will join a small but
ambitious team to move the work from vision to reality.
new Program Director will be a systems thinker, strategic
communicator, and partnership-builder who has achieved notable
change and momentum to advance racial justice. They will bring
knowledge of the landscape of strategies across sectors that are
effectively moving the needle on racial justice, with the capacity
to conduct effective diligence and discovery that generates and
vets ideas, fosters relationships, and conceives action steps to
drive the work forward. The Program Director will bring a broad
network of leaders and influencers on racial justice issues at the
national and/or state levels and an understanding of how to
influence policy and systems change at the national and community
levels. In concert with the Grants Manager, they will be
responsible for recommending grants for Board approval and
supporting grantee partnerships to success and impact.
Katz Amsterdam Foundation is based in Colorado, but you don’t have
to be. KAF will support this role to work remotely, but there will
be some travel involved. The Program Director will get to visit
some remarkable locations to engage with KAF’s stakeholders.
this sounds like an exciting opportunity to explore, then apply
today and let’s explore together how we can help you become the
person who excels in this role.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
new Program Director will join the Foundation during this
unprecedented time to address timely social challenges in
partnership with organizations working on intractable social
issues. The Program Director will join a small and extraordinary
team of individuals who are passionate about eradicating social
disparities. Below are questions to consider for interested
- Do you believe there are injustices against people of color in
this country that need to be repaired?
- Are you skilled at measuring and articulating the impact of the
work organizations do?
- Does communicating with your teammates and clients come easily
- Are you comfortable engaging with people from all sorts of
- Does writing come easily to you?
- Are you able to synthesize lots of information into clear and
- Do you like working in start-up environments?
- Are you motivated to take on new challenges?
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
While we value your educational and academic achievements, we
want to focus on the great work experiences you’ve had in this
field. We need our Program Director to be an innovative and
strategic thinker with multiple years of experience implementing
programs, grants, or other relevant initiatives in the racial
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The salary range for the Program Director is approximately $130K
to $160K, commensurate with experience, and a benefits package
including health care benefits through QSEHRA (Qualified Small
Employer HRA) plan that reimburses premiums and out-of-pocket
More information about the Katz Amsterdam
Foundation may be found at: katzamsterdam.org
This search is being led by Allison
Kupfer Poteet and Britni Russell Bianchi
of NPAG. Candidates may submit
their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications,
along with their resume via NPAG’s website.
The Katz Amsterdam Foundation believes that
long-standing systemic inequities in our culture continue to harm
already marginalized populations in our country, especially people
of color. In order to begin to repair these injustices, we believe
that these communities must be centered in the work we do. We
strongly encourage applications from people of