Now hiring: Anti-racist Abundance Curator
This is an exciting time to join the team! We are looking for an Anti-Racist Abundance Curator who is creative, curious, and passionate about racial equity in education; and understands the role, opportunity, and responsibility of the philanthropic sector working towards excellence in education. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Anti-Racist Abundance Curator will play an integral role in shaping CCER’s funding strategy, securing, and managing resources for short and long-term impact. The Anti-Racist Abundance Curator is a director-level community-centered resource strategist who thinks critically and joyfully about the abundance of wealth that exists locally and nationally; and about the opportunity to shift wealth into the hands of communities of color to address systemic inequities through the promise of Black, Indigenous and all People of Color genius and ingenuity. We seek an individual who is alert to promising paths forward in the philanthropic sector, excited about making new friends who can resource big dreams, and enthusiastic about thinking outside of the standard foundation-funded non-profit box. This work requires a high degree of leadership and passion to participate in the sometimes, hard, and joyous conversations and inquiries that may elicit strong emotions when doing work that leads with race and centers the communities impacted by the resource decisions at hand.
- Direct and collaborate efforts toward the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewarding of funding and relationship prospects
- Build and sustain trust-filled partnerships intentionally cultivated to create pathways that increase access to community-led resource allocation
- Collaborate within CCER and RMP to prepare, review and edit all materials needed to secure and steward funding resources
- Manage and support the grants requirement and implementation processes for the organization
- Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
- Identify opportunities to abundantly resource work that leads with race and centers community in the quest to provide exceptional education opportunities throughout the Road Map Region
- Direct grant writing efforts which include antiracist storytelling, by coordinating with CCER staff and/or community partners
- Research for effective and authentic abundance opportunities that are aligned to our commitment to lead with race and center community.
- Oversee processes to ensure that grants are implemented according to the operational and financial needs of the organization
- Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, to ensure smooth completion of the grants management and reporting requirements
- Work in collaboration with the Operations team to ensure invoicing, accounting, reporting, and that other administrative grant functions are completed to ensure successful execution of grant process
- Work in collaboration with the Operations/Finance team and strategy leads to prepare financial and budget plans, determine allocations, and develop processes in accordance with each plan
- Provide detailed reports to the funders and the board of directors with respect to the organization’s funding/impact progress
- Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs
- Tracking payments and receivables and cross-check with monthly accounting reports, surfacing and communicating any discrepancies
- Provide training to the new/existing staff on grants management and reporting requirements
ATTRIBUTES OF A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
We seek a leader for this role who possess many of the following experiences and skills and/or a willingness for deep immersion that will grow your skills and exposure in the following areas:
- History of a deep commitment to racial equity and justice, a passion to address anti-Black racism and white supremacy in philanthropy, and an eagerness and ability to coach and develop others in this work
- A deep understanding and commitment to centering the strengths and needs of communities who have been historically furthest from educational justices
- Experience within the philanthropic sector, including Knowledge of foundations locally or nationally who are aligned and/or growing in alignment in their commitment to racial equity and anti-racist funding
- Excellent communications skills, including the ability to effectively shift messaging and tone for various audiences while prioritizing anti-racist analysis and values to influence and motivate others toward a future that centers Black joy as a means towards liberatory education for all students in the Road Map Region
- Excellent project management skills with experience in bringing together 10 – 20 cross-function teammates in a remote environment to achieve organization-wide deliverables and developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
- Beyond ordinary organization skills; you are equipped to find dozens of the obscure details quickly while not losing sight of the bigger picture and purpose for the work.
- Strong influential presentation experiences that include an ability to tell a story via written, verbal and maybe even artistic communication skillsets.
- Interpersonal joy – you’re a people person who can read a room and enter confidently sure of who you are and what you stand for.
- Good understanding of CCER and the Road Map Project’s overall mission and objectives
- Ability to work within a dynamic team and provide support to a diverse staff, partner network, and community of love who needs us to get this work right.
- Ability to prioritize and push back on deadlines while producing quality results that balance our deep commitment to rest and work/life balance.
- Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet
- Interested individuals who are reflective of the communities in our region and are from the Road Map Project Region are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary range currently budgeted for this position is $96K annually. Excellent benefits package, including health, vision, dental and life insurance as well as a 401k plan with employer match. CCER is an equal opportunity employer.
Our office is in Pacific Tower at 1200 12th Avenue South, Suite 701 Seattle, WA 98144, but we are currently working remotely. There may be infrequent need to travel locally to support meetings and events.
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