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About Fòs Feminista

Fòs Feminista is an intersectional feminist organization centered around the sexual and reproductive rights and needs of women, girls, and gender-diverse people. Led and governed by the Global South, Fòs Feminista works as an alliance of organizations in 40+ countries worldwide to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice (SRHRJ).

Fòs Feminista is both the connective tissue that links these diverse partners in an alliance and an active participant in the broader ecosystem of actors working on sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. Fòs Feminista orchestrates transnational and transregional action by connecting partners throughout the SRHRJ ecosystem, amplifying innovative partner-led solutions to SRHRJ issues, and catalyzing funding and political will for an intersectional feminist agenda on SRHRJ.

We recognize that the ability of women, girls, and gender-diverse people to make free and informed choices about their sexual and reproductive lives, including to access safe and legal abortion, is central to their life plans and to achieving gender and reproductive justice. Together with partners in the alliance, we provide access to sexual and reproductive health care and services, including contraception, abortion, and care for survivors of gender-based violence, and we reach young people with comprehensive sexuality education.

We are at the forefront of advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) from an intersectional lens in national, regional, and global spaces, coordinating with our partners to ensure that diverse experiences, priorities, and voices of the Global South are represented in these spaces. We strengthen intersectional feminist movements and organizations by creating and holding space for partners to participate in an international community built on feminist values of sharing power, diversity, mutual learning, and solidarity, and to access resources to strengthen their work.

Position Summary

As Fòs Feminista expands our international feminist alliance, the Senior Philanthropy Officer will work collaboratively with a range of staff and consultants to build and implement strategies for deepening engagement with Fòs Feminista’s institutional donors and prospects and scaling up the resourcing for our growing number of partner organizations worldwide.

As a member of the Foundations, Governments and Major Gifts Unit, the Senior Philanthropy Officer will be responsible for the strategic management of our existing institutional donor relationships, in addition to tracking funding opportunities and strategically engaging in spaces to position Fòs Feminista with potential progressive governments and foundations.

The Senior Philanthropy Officer will facilitate the cultivation of donors in a way that both grows revenue and fosters authentic connection to the work of our partner organizations and the women, girls, and gender-diverse people they reach. In alignment with Fòs Feminista’s deepening commitment to feminist philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy Officer will infuse an intersectional feminist perspective into this critical fundraising work.

This very hands-on position requires an implementer with excellent interpersonal, writing, and editing skills, and attention to detail. The successful candidate will be able to multi-task, meet deadlines, build strong relationships, and have a collaborative and flexible work style to coordinate with multiple internal teams and partners.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn from and contribute to a dynamic, diverse, and growing global feminist organization that spans multiple generations, contexts, and identities and works collaboratively to address practical reproductive health needs while strengthening and linking movement-led efforts for sexual and reproductive rights and justice.

Supervisory Relationship

The Senior Philanthropy Officer reports to the Philanthropy Lead for Foundations, Governments, and Major Gifts. This role may oversee consultants and interns as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the achievement of annual organizational and team revenue goals.
  • Strengthen donor communication and outreach by coordinating preparation for virtual and in-person meetings, and ongoing written correspondence, in close collaboration with the Programs Unit, the Office of the CEO, and the Global Advocacy for Change Unit; preparing research and briefs on prospective donors and new funding opportunities to facilitate decision-making.
  • Lead the development of grant proposals, in close collaboration with other Fòs Feminista teams and partners, that advance strategic and innovative approaches within key areas of our intersectional feminist approach to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Manage an annual grants schedule and coordination of reports and other deliverables across finance, M+E, and programs staff to establish timelines and work distribution.
  • Co-create and engage in innovative approaches to proposal development, reporting, and donor communications. (storytelling, visual narratives, etc.)
  • Stay connected to the shifting global funding landscape and identify opportunities to increase Fòs Feminista’s visibility and participation in key feminist and philanthropic spaces and initiatives, facilitating leadership engagement and representing Fòs Feminista in relevant conferences and meetings as needed.
  • Track the priorities and commitments related to gender equality and support for feminist movements of progressive governments, including opportunities to apply for significant funding as part of strategic consortia.
  • Ensure the comprehensive tracking of moves management and donor-related metrics, updating Salesforce and the library of donor proposals and grant agreements.
  • Find creative ways to update donors on the work of Fòs Feminista, including contributing to materials that amplify and make the case for our work (e.g., brochures, website sections, videos, case statements, etc.).

Education and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in non-profit management and fundraising, public health, gender studies, or a related field; a master’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of5-7 years of related professional experience, including significant experience working with global women’s rights or social justice organizations

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Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Spanish is required.
  • Passion for and solid understanding of sexual and reproductive health and rights through an intersectional feminist lens
  • Passion for and demonstrated knowledge of feminist movement building and resource mobilization
  • Understanding of, and connections within, the global philanthropic sector
  • Experience building relationships with donor partners
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex ideas and strategies into a clear and compelling case for donors through proposals and pitches; experience writing about SRHRJ and/or broader social justice issues
  • Strong analytical skills and capacity for creativity and innovative thinking
  • Comfort working independently and coordinating processes across teams; ability to work effectively under pressure and manage multiple projects and deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • International experience and ability to work cross-culturally; strong commitment to anti-racism, equity, and social justice including a focus on self-awareness and engagement in continuous learning around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required; familiarity with donor databases like Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or other CRMs preferred
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Location: This position is remote and preferably based in the Global South.

Compensation: Fòs Feminista offers generous compensation consistent with competitive salaries and a benefits package that includes private health coverage, life insurance, retirement benefits, paid sick, vacation leave and parental leave, holidays, and flexible working arrangements. The annual salary for the LAC region is US$38,192.40 and the annual salary for the AFR region is US$42,223.82.

While salary is calculated in USD, payment may be made in local currency.

Safeguarding Commitments

Fòs Feminista is committed to ensuring that the health, rights and wellbeing of all children, young people, and vulnerable populations who work and engage with Fòs Feminista ’s Team Members and Associated Persons are respected and protected in their interactions with them and requires all its Team Members and Associated Persons to share this commitment.

The successful candidate must:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding in the United States and the international context.
  • Sign and adhere to Fòs Feminista’s International Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Code of Conduct, including the minimum operating standards for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Fòs Feminista is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive rights and health and dismantling inequities from a feminist intersectional lens.  Reproductive justice, racial justice and diversity are driving forces for us.

Fòs Feminista provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital and partnership status, genetic information, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

At Fòs Feminista we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our employees. We strongly encourage applications from all kinds of backgrounds to build a diverse workforce in which all social and minority groups are represented.

While we strongly encourage all current and new employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, there is no vaccine requirement for employment with Fòs Feminista.  However, it is our policy that employees must show proof of full vaccination in order to engage in any work-related travel or to attend any work-related in-person gatherings.  As appropriate, reasonable accommodations will be made, including, for example, arrangements for employees to participate remotely in any relevant gatherings.

Applications will be considered as they are received, and only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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