Ms. Foundation for Women
The Ms. Foundation for Women’s mission is to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. Ms. Foundation seeks to achieve its mission by investing in and strengthening the capacity of women-led movements, particularly by women and girls of color, to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of all women and girls. They do this by focusing their grantmaking on women's safety, health and economic justice (SHE). Ms. Foundation provides flexible, general operating support to grantee partners to ignite change, amplify the least heard voices, and create collaborations across issues that address the interconnected nature of women’s and girls’ lives.
Special Project Fellow, Executive Office
NEW YORK, NY
Supervisor: President and CEO
Job Theme: Women's Issues, Community Empowerment, Program Development
The Innovator will assist the President and CEO on special projects aligned to the Ms. Foundation’s strategic plan as assigned. The role will require working with the Foundation’s Leadership Team, which includes the Chief Operations Officer, who leads the day-to-day operations of the organization, the Vice President of Strategies and Programs, which has responsibility for grantmaking and capacity building of grantee partner organizations, and the Vice President of Advancement, who heads fundraising and communications.
Opportunities for the Innovator to work directly with the CEO include but are not limited to:
- Assisting the CEO with distribution of grants through the Building Connections Initiative, a five year, $25 million program that gives resources and support to organizations led by and for women of color.
- Working interdepartmentally on communications strategies for external audiences.
- Monitoring state-level policies that could potentially have a negative impact on women, especially in the areas of safety, health, and economic justice.
- Assisting the COO on program-related investment strategies (PRIs) targeted towards women, Indigenous people and people of color.
- Working on new projects that may be related to the outcome of the 2020 presidential and congressional elections.
- A broad understanding of gender and racial justice, with knowledge of the issues and challenges facing women and girls of color and indigenous women and girls, including queer and Trans women, immigrant and low-income communities.
- Additionally, some knowledge and understanding of movement building, grassroots advocacy, policy advocacy and community organizing within communities of color and/or feminist movements would be a plus.