About the HEAL (Health, Environment, Agriculture, Labor) Food Alliance:
HEAL is committed to achieving food and farm systems that are healthy for our families, accessible and affordable for all communities, and fair to the hard-working people who grow, distribute, prepare, and serve our food — while protecting the air, water, and land we all depend on.
Our staff team is small and mighty – we are highly accountable to our members, and to each other. Each of us contributes to the overall functioning of the organization, maintaining relationships with members, and adapting workflows to support one anothers’ needs. For more about how our team operates, please see our protocols and principles.
About this Position
The ideal candidate will have a strong movement-building lens and commitment to uplifting and resourcing the work of BIPOC-led organizations. They will be a compelling communicator, a confident manager, an intersectional thinker, and will have an understanding of the funding landscape for movement-building, sustainable food and agriculture, and social change. They will be able to cultivate and navigate multiple complex relationships with a high degree of accountability and integrity, and be able to confront traditional power structures in a way that builds trust.
- Grow the level of funding HEAL receives from foundations and maintain key funders.
- Expand HEAL’s individual giving program
- Support and coordinate the work HEAL members’ are doing to redirect and redistribute philanthropic resources to BIPOC-led initiatives
HEAL FUNDRAISING (50%)
- Lead the production of communications with donors and funders, including grant proposals, reports, and fundraising appeals, with support from staff
- In coordination with Executive Director, steward relationships with existing foundations that sustain our work and support staff in cultivating new relationships with funders
- Research, identify and generate new funding opportunities
- Manage the production of fundraising events, with support of other staff
- Drive the process of integrating HEAL’s fundraising efforts with all programs
ORGANIZING RESOURCES FOR A BIPOC-LED MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE (40%)
- Coordinate and support Open Letter Signers’ group process
- Partner with and learning from aligned formations who organize philanthropy
- Track and amplify philanthropic investment (or lack thereof) in BIPOC leadership
- Build relationships with justice-based funders whose values mirror HEAL’s and engage funder formations in moving towards justice-based funding
- Develop materials for philanthropic audiences
- Facilitate democratic, participatory grant-making processes within HEAL
HEAL ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (10%)
- Participate in program and project meetings, cross-organizational meetings, and special organizational efforts, including member engagement.
- Participate in planning and strategy sessions to achieve HEAL’s goals using the experience and learning in this position to inform HEAL’s work plan, infrastructure development, and strategic planning.
- Deep understanding of power-building and resource distribution
- Skills in building and holding complex and accountable relationships
- Project management and adaptability
- Experience translating movement work to a philanthropic audience
- Strong English language verbal and written communications skills; the ability to synthesize and clearly articulate ideas verbally and in writing.
- Proficient with Neon (or a similar CRM) and Google Online Office Tools.
- Previous experience working with or within philanthropy
- Experience with participatory grantmaking processes
- Understanding of food and agriculture systems
- Successful grant writing experience for a social justice organization
- Background in community organizing or group facilitation
Position Type & Compensation
- 20 days vacation leave per year
- 12 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year
- 12 sick days per year
- 1 week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service; an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks
- Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period and a per paycheck employee contribution)
- 100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage
- Access to a 403b retirement plan
- Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits
- Reimbursement for work-related internet, cellphone, and other office expenses
This position is remote, but HEAL currently maintains an office space in Oakland and local staff are welcome to (safely) make use of this space. When public health conditions allow, domestic travel will be required for meetings and conferences.