We’re Hiring Co-Director, Resource Redistribution!

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Resist is looking to hire a Co-Director of Resist—Resource Redistribution to join our staff collective.
This position will primarily focus on administrating our grant distribution as well as building relationships with regional and national philanthropic organizations with an eye toward how Resist grantees can further build with new funders. Our staffing approach blends traditional position lines, and as a result, we have the flexibility to find the best candidate for our team.
We’re looking for someone who is excited to learn and experiment with getting resources to our frontline communities!
Read more about the position below:

Resist’s Mission

Resist is a foundation that supports people’s movements for justice and liberation. We redistribute resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world.

About Resist

We are in our 55th year and aspire to be on the leading edge of philanthropy, led by and accountable to people and communities most impacted by oppression. We operate with three strategic priorities:

Redistributing Resource: We directly resource frontline communities that are resisting oppressive systems, reimagining new paths to liberation, and/or creating resilient and vibrant communities.

Amplifying Stories: We make the movement irresistible by amplifying the abundant stories and emergent strategies of resistance so they spread like wildflowers, uncontained.

Cultivating Networks: We support the connection between frontline communities at the forefront of change to build power, foster interconnectedness and help to bring efforts in concert.

Position Role and Description

Resist operates as a Worker Self-Directed Non Profit (WSDN), which combines the best of traditional non-profit structures with the best of a cooperative structure. We are seeking a candidate to serve as one of the co-directors and as a part of our WSDN team that governs, manages, and carries out the work of the organization. This position will primarily focus on Resource Redistribution. Our staffing approach blends traditional position lines, and as a result, we have the flexibility to find the best candidate for our team.

Resource Redistribution Responsibilities:

  • Give vision and direction to Resist’s resource redistribution program
  • Manage our resource redistribution circle (weekly meetings, budget, program evaluation, other circle members, and iteration)
  • Manage and execute four funding cycles a year alongside the Co-director of Amplification and Relationships
  • Facilitate our grant-making panel’s participatory funding, hold space for continued reflection and inspired iteration
  • Grantee engagement: With the Co-director of Grantee Relationships and Amplification, answer grantee and applicant questions, conduct relationship building calls, support grantees’ engagement with Resist’s grantee support offerings
  • Write and edit grantee-related communications with the Communications circle and support collaborative, original content creation
  • Manage and troubleshoot our grant-making software (with the support of a technical team)
  • Philanthropy Relationship Building and Integration – develop relationships with other regional and national philanthropic organizations with an eye towards how Resist grantees can further build with new funders
  • Support the continued shift towards radical resource redistribution at Resist and in the field of philanthropy, may involve travel
  • Member of staff circles with rotating leadership responsibilities

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Member of at least one other circle: Communications, and/or Development and Finance.
  • Facilitate staff meetings monthly and staff retreats quarterly.
  • Participate and lead in mutual support and accountability processes at Resist.
  • Participate and support in Resist organizational development work.
  • Represent Resist in networks and collaborative projects

Desired Qualifications

Resist is committed to finding someone with the right mix of political commitment, experiences (both traditional and nontraditional), and the potential to grow with us. We strongly encourage people from the communities we work with to apply, especially: Resist grantees, people of color; people with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and Two-Spirit people; immigrants; women and feminine-identified people; and genderqueer, trans, and gender non-conforming people.

In addition, we are looking for someone who has:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An ability to think strategically and creatively
  • An interest and investment in social justice movements
  • An ability and interest in working collaboratively as part of a non-hierarchical collective
  • Commitment to and participation in movements for justice and liberation
  • Commitment to continual self-development and personal and collective healing
  • Excitement about regularly giving and receiving feedback
  • Experience with managing multiple projects
  • Experience working under deadlines and proactively communicating with others when any barriers to meeting those deadlines arise
  • Experience working with donors, grassroots organizations, and communities of color.
  • An ability to learn using multiple database software

The salary for this position is listed at $65,000 for those seeking to work full-time at 40 hours per week. Resist is open to candidates who are interested in working 32-40 hours per week, salary at the same rate adjusted by hours. That being said, the Resist team is undergoing a salary readjustment process that will likely increase this salary within the first quarter of 2023.

To Apply

We will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The start date for this position is flexible ranging from January to March 2023.

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