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Co-Executive Director

Global Foundation for Girls
New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 31, 2023

About Us

Global Foundation for Girls is an intermediary, advocate, resource provider, and network for community organizations that work with girls, gender-diverse youth, birthing persons of color and children in crisis worldwide.  


Global Foundation for Girls (GFG), founded in 2020, is a Black Female Youth led intermediary purposed to redirect wealth distribution to BIPOC-led community organizations which serve girls, gender-fluid youth, and birthing persons of color. We hold a dual responsibility: to amplify the work of grassroot organizations, and to respond as an advocate, news distributor, resource provider, capacity builder, and network convenor around the core topics of Racial Injustice, Gender Injustice, Birth Injustice & Reproductive Violence, Gender Based Violence and Crisis. Authentically representative of the organizations we serve, and cognizant of the challenges faced, we are ideally situated to provide tangible support that makes for real change in funding, policy, and visibility. GFG hopes to be a thought leader, catalyst, innovator, and partner that fortifies community organizations, and acts to disrupt, reduce, and eliminate the harms experienced in communities of color. We focus specifically on girls, gender-diverse youth, and birthing persons; and define youth as prenatal to 27 years of age.

Our volunteer, consultant, and leadership teams are composed almost entirely of young adult girls 18-27 years old, gender-fluid persons, & birthing people of color. We represent the demographic we serve, and are therefore best-positioned to understand the needs of our constituents. As an organization, we are led entirely by young activists, Black women/girls, non-binary, gender-fluid and birthing persons fighting for change in their own communities. We were founded because we acknowledged the present day and historical gaps in the philanthropic system to fund spaces led by BIPOC leaders positioned to respond to grassroot community groups on the ground who are supporting sustainable efforts for girls, gender-fluid youth and birthing persons.


For more information about GFG please visit our website


Role Title: Co-Executive Director– Philanthropy & Development


Reports To: Board Chair & President


Direct Reports: Development Intern 


Location: Remote (ideally in the NYC metro area with travel to NY as needed). Will consider other areas in the United States for the right candidate.


About the Role

Working closely with the Board Chair and the Co-Executive Director- Programs & Digital Advocacy, the Co-Executive Director- Philanthropy & Development (COED) is accountable for helping to achieve the fundraising and new business development goals of the organization by growing our corporate, high net-worth donor pool and major gifts contributions, expanding our donor base, and by managing in person and virtual donor relationships and external engagements. The COED’s primary focus will be to set up short term face-to-face or virtual engagements to introduce the foundation and discuss regranting and intermediary partnerships with larger foundations and donor collaboratives that focus on our key areas of Birth & Reproductive Justice, Children, Girls, LGBTQ+, Racial Justice, Family Equity, Crisis & Rapid Response, and Gender Based Violence. You will work closely with GFG’s current leadership for leads, introductions, and direction, as well as being expected to cultivate your own meetings using your pre-existing and new contacts. 


The COED will not be responsible for grant writing, grant portals, grants administration, operations, communications or programs but will have support in these areas.




  • The COED must have experience working with major donors and a track record of raising philanthropic funds for foundations, intermediaries. 
  • Experience with grant making and grantee-focused/trust -based philanthropy, and a deep understanding of the intermediary grantmaking model vs traditional private and family foundations donation models.
  • Ability to generate short-term revenue and funding leads within 6 months totaling 100-250K, 1 year totaling 500K and 1.5-2 years totaling 1 Million+
  • Experience with start-ups or raising seed funds or launching a foundation or philanthropic organization from the ground up.
  • Strong understanding of, and familiar with, the needs of social justice grassroot groups, and the issues of birth justice, reproductive justice, advocacy for girls, LGBT, children and youth, and rapid response to crisis events (Domestically and Globally); 
  • Well-versed in pitching these needs in compelling ways to funders when representing the organizations externally.
  • Has had measurable success raising funds for similar organizations and has their own established network
  • Can thrive well in a time-zone diverse, fast paced environment with short and long term deliverables. 
  • Experience managing Donor-Advised Funds is a plus.
  • Deep love of raising funds for a good cause!
  • Uses a racial & gender justice framework and anti-oppressive lens to their work.



This position is perfect for a consultant who is in between roles, a freelancer, or a seasoned development professional. The opportunity could also serve as a great stepping stone for a middle management fund development director looking to support their career growth. 


We strongly encourage applications from Black and Indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, refugees, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as individuals from other underrepresented and historically marginalized communities. We recognize the lived experiences and leadership of these individuals as being fundamentally relevant to GFG’s work in advancing our mission. Non-traditional candidates are also welcomed and encouraged to apply.



This is a consultant position with no benefits


GFG’s Nondiscrimination Policy: GFG is an EOE. We are committed to the principles of equal opportunity. GFG’s organizational policies, practices, programs, activities and decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, volunteerism, internships and other terms and conditions of employment or voluntary service shall not be based on a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, source of income, parental status, housing status, or other protected status, in accordance with applicable law.



Application Process

Please send a cover-letter, resume and a short writing sample (funder pitch, letter of intent, sample grant, sponsorship request) or other development related sample to

No phone calls or solicitation please



Interview Process


Step One: Screeners Round

Step Two: Project Round - Create a 1-2 page summary of a fundraising strategy 

specifically for GFG  on what you would do within 3-6 months to generate 

funds if hired

Step Three: Finalist group round with Co-Ed, GFG staff, and Board members


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