About Borealis Philanthropy
Borealis Philanthropy works as a partner to philanthropy, helping grantmakers expand their reach and impact. As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis helps connect grantmakers to organizations that meet their mission. We provide a high level of service to our funders and grantees by conducting our work in a manner that is collaborative, transparent, and accountable. We respond promptly to the needs and interests of our partners by staying abreast of changing policy and social landscapes. We educate grantmakers and non-profits organizations on the important role intermediaries play in the philanthropic sector, and endeavor to share our knowledge with the broader field. In carrying out this vision, we ultimately hope to change the way philanthropy works.
Overview of the Position
The Program Officer works in partnership with the Director to lead programmatic work of the Racial Equity to Accelerate Change Fund (REACH) as a part of the Racial Equity Initiatives team at Borealis Philanthropy. The Racial Equity Initiatives includes three donor collaboratives at Borealis Philanthropy whose purpose is to strengthen the racial equity capacity across three sectors – philanthropy, nonprofit and journalism. The Funds exist to provide a dedicated vehicle for institutional funders to support the racial equity organizational development and sustained practice.
The REACH Fund seeks to build the capacity of the nonprofit sector to address issues of racial and intersectional equity and inclusion and to address the gap between interest and capacity in the sector to pursue racial equity. The goal of the REACH Fund is to resource racial equity practitioners, the individuals and institutions working closely with nonprofit groups on the ground to advance their racial equity work internally and externally. The REACH Fund’s three-part grantmaking strategy includes: 1) Grants to racial equity practitioners; 2) Communities of practice to create opportunities for grantees and capacity-builders to share lessons learned, strengthen their respective practice, and identify the ways in which the larger sector can benefit from this shared knowledge; and 3) Communications – share lessons and knowledge for others undergoing racial equity work and share stories and case studies to make the case for philanthropy to provide greater support for this work.
Reports to: Director of Racial Equity Initiatives
Donor Committee Management:
Compensation and Benefits:
Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt, benefits eligible
Salary Range: $90-115k
Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Trans Health Benefit program, 401k plan, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life and AD&D Insurance, 12 paid holidays plus the days between Christmas and New Year’s, paid parental leave, and a generous PTO program.
* Borealis Philanthropy is a virtual organization where our staff primarily work remotely from home offices. We provide financial support for home office setup along with options for coworking office space in particular locations.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Borealis is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.
Close date: Sept 30, 2019
No Phone Calls Please