Solidaire Network is a community of 300+ individual and
institutional donor organizers, and 19 staff members who mobilize
quickly to get critical resources and unprecedented amounts of
solidarity to the frontlines of social justice movements.
The MPGP will join our Movement Partnerships & Grantmaking
team currently composed of five talented team members supporting
frontline movements, leaders and grantee partners in their work to
advance racial, gender and climate justice.
Solidaire’s grantmaking seeks to achieve five goals: protect
movements immediately; resource movement infrastructure; support
resistance; fund imagination and futures; and liberate wealth. We
do this through three key grantmaking areas: the Movement
Infrastructure Fund, Black Liberation Pooled Fund, and the Social
Justice Funds Portfolio. To learn more about these, as well as the
vision and goals for Solidaire’s grantmaking, visit: https://solidairenetwork.org/grantmaking/
The MPGP collaborates with staff on the MPG team and on our
Donor Organizing & Political Education Team to advance
Solidaire’s goal to serve as a critical resource mobilization arm
for movements in alignment with our theory of liberation (https://solidairenetwork.org/who-we-are/theory-of-liberation/).
To that end, the new MPG practitioner will manage grantmaking
processes and mechanisms to move us towards our goal of moving $1
bn to movement building by 2030. They will work to expand, refine,
and leverage Solidaire’s grantmaking mechanisms; with a focus on
strengthening relationships with movement groups for long-term
trust building and grantmaking rooted in movements’ needs,
aspirations and dreams. This includes innovating grant processes
based on input from movement leaders, nurturing just relations
between movements and Solidaire staff and members, deepening
partnerships and relationships with movement organizations,
identifying and helping to creatively resource capacity needs of
partners, strategically responding to general program inquiries,
conducting research, and making grants.
Movement Building & Grantmaking Practitioner
Demonstrate solidarity-based, rigorous partnership development
and movement building in all aspects of grantmaking.
Conduct outreach and strategically respond to inquiries rapidly
from movement leaders to improve their understanding of Solidaire
programs and grant making processes.
Gather information and resources, and keep abreast of movement
trends, players and innovations through relationship building and
Ground grantmaking by understanding and communicating the
resource development needs and challenges of movement
Build authentic partnerships with movement formations working
intersectionally on gender, climate, racial justice.
Partner with movement groups and funding allies to identify and
creatively resource organizations’ capacity beyond Solidaire’s
Collaborate with Solidaire’s Donor Organizing and Education team
to build community between members and grantee partners.
Produce and coordinate monthly newsletter to grantee
Steward capacity building support to movement partners,
particularly funding to
movement groups doing trainings
Hold relationships with up to 50 movement organizations
Help to move $12M-$14M annually to movement organizations,
formations and ecosystems
Align grantmaking and movement partnerships work to a long-term
strategic orientation towards funding and resourcing movement
infrastructure for sustainability and transformation.
Update grant databases and maintain excellent records to ensure
compliance with policies and procedures.
Work collaboratively with the Grants Coordinator, Director of
Movement Partnerships and Grantmaking, and other practitioners to
ensure that Solidaire’s grantmaking systems, processes and outcomes
align with our Theory of Liberation.
Contribute to Solidaire’s culture of entrepreneurship, teamwork
and continuous learning.
Experience and Qualifications of Our Ideal
While no one person will embody every quality, our ideal
candidate will bring many of the qualifications and attributes
listed below. We strongly encourage applications from people with
lived experience that reflects that of the Indigenous and Black-led
movements we fund.
Alignment with the vision and values of Solidaire Network
including a strong racial, gender, class, and environmental/social
Eight years’ experience working in grassroots, base building
organizations, networks and movements that advance social, racial,
economic and/or climate justice in the United States, or a
combination of experience working in the above and with or within
social justice philanthropic organizations that share a commitment
to values of humility, solidarity and justice.
Experiential knowledge of grantmaking and partnerships with
movement organizations and Black and Indigenous-led organizing
Proven experience in program and strategy development.
Strong facilitation skills.
Grounded and flexible with a high degree of integrity,
transparency, and collaborative
Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Able to pay close and consistent attention to details and
Ability to work on a virtual team and juggle multiple projects
Our staff is the heart and soul of Solidaire Network. As
movement leaders, organizers and advocates ourselves, we approach
this work with curiosity, integrity and the audacity to challenge
the norms that our society has forced upon so many. We are
committed to building culture change from the inside out so we can
become an even more effective, aligned and powerful resource to our
movement partners. Bring your authentic self and join us as we
enact practices away from exploitation and extraction and towards
abundance, connection and collective liberation.
Compensation, Benefits, Location:
The starting salary for this full-time exempt position is $100k
with excellent benefits. Solidaire Network prioritizes its staff’s
well-being, health and work-life balance. This commitment is
reflected in staff receiving fully paid health benefits for
themselves and their family members, an employer sponsored 401K up
to 10% of an employee’s annual salary; a flexible work schedule,
and a generous time off policy: 30 office holidays per year
including a 5-day summer break and 10-day winter break; 20 days of
paid vacation annually; 9 days sick/wellness leave, and more. This
is a U.S. based fully remote position.
Please submit your resume along with a thoughtful cover letter
outlining your interest in Solidaire and fit for the role to
email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a
rolling basis, early applications are therefore encouraged. Open