Reports to: Program Officer
Employment Classification: Fulltime and Remote
About Borealis Philanthropy
As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us. We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.
Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, Boldness
The Program Associate supports programming, administration, grantmaking, and other operational activities for program funds. In addition, the Program Associate participates in the cultivating relationships, corresponding and fielding inquiries, and conducting research on topics for new studies, drafting proposals, and identifying potential donors/grantees, etc.?
Under clearly defined guidance and direction of a program officer, the Associate solves routine problems and maintains processes and procedures to ensure effective and efficient operation of programs and fund related projects.
The Racial Equity in Journalism Fund (REJ) was launched in 2019 at Borealis with the goal to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of news organizations led by and for people of color to provide relevant, accurate information to increase civic engagement in the communities they serve. People of color-led news organizations, in particular those led by Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous people, lack the capital and multiple streams of revenue to build infrastructure and resources that ensure their longevity in the field, as well as their ongoing growth and innovation. This donor collaborative fund seeks to address the gap in capital and resources faced by these organizations. Recognizing organizational development and technology improvements are critical for the success of people of color-led media, the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund provides both general support and capacity building resources to invest in the long-term sustainability of its grantees.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY JOB OUTCOMES
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/Behavioral Attributes)
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This job operates in a virtual office environment with occasional local and national travel. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, and the employee is generally subjected to long periods of sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items up to 25 pounds.
Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [[email protected]]. 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.