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 – Full Time (35 hrs/wk with benefits)
Are you passionate about mobilizing resources for grassroots movements? Are you a fearless fundraiser who loves bringing donors into social justice work and helping them align their resources with movement needs? Do you have strategic expertise that you’d like to contribute to advancing Astraea’s critical mission at this pivotal time for the world? Do you find fulfillment in team leadership and mentorship of up-and-coming fellow fundraisers? We are looking for you to join Astraea’s close-knit, committed and leaderful Development team!
Building on a decade of institutional and programmatic growth, Astraea is excited to be bolstering our Development team as part of a holistic strategy to support our long-term sustainability as a resource partner to our movements. One of three new positions, the Associate Director, Individual Giving will lead and manage Astraea’s individual donor program. Individual giving has accounted for 10-20% of Astraea’s revenue for the past several years. We are looking to diversify our resources, first via deeper stewardship of our current individual donors and then by expanding our donor base in the coming years. Reporting to the Senior Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, working in close collaboration with the Development Officer, Individual Giving, and partnering with Astraea’s senior leadership and Board, the Associate Director will oversee and execute an overall plan for donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship as well as hold a dedicated portfolio of donors.
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.
Astraea offers a competitive salary and benefits for this position, including resources for professional development. The starting annual compensation is $110,000. U.S. work authorization is required.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send resume/CV and cover letter to [email protected] with “Associate Director, Individual Giving” in the subject line, or submit via the form on our website by December 11th, 2020. No phone calls, please. Only applicants being considered for interviews will be contacted. If you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to engage in a presentation or other skills-based task as part of the hiring process.
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 www.astraeafoundation.org.