The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Schusterman) is a global organization that seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities and reduce inequality. Our philanthropic vision is grounded in a commitment to pursue justice, repair the world and treat all people with dignity and civility. We invest in efforts to improve public education in the United States, strengthen the Jewish people and Israel, and address the needs of marginalized individuals and communities. www.schusterman.org
The Director, Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health (Director) is a part of the Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health team, based in Schusterman’s Washington, DC office. The Director is responsible for planning and implementing the women’s rights and reproductive health philanthropic program of Schusterman, which seeks to: 1) advance women’s rights and gender equity; 2) prevent sexual harassment and abuse; and 3) promote reproductive health and protect reproductive rights, including access to abortion, contraception and sex education. Initial efforts will focus on our major investments, including the Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health Funding Collaborative and the Safety Respect Equity Coalition (SRE). The Director reports to the Co-President, who leads the US Jewish and Women’s Rights portfolios and co-leads the Reproductive Health portfolio. The Director will oversee grantmaking, programmatic and leadership initiatives, such as SRE, and special projects related to Schusterman’s Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health agenda.
- Develop grantmaking and related strategies to advance Schusterman’s Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health agendas.
- Join, represent and support Schusterman in funding collaboratives, partnerships and convenings to advance its women’s rights and reproductive health program.
- Create and manage a grant portfolio and grant relationships with relevant organizations and initiatives primarily in the US and also some internationally, including:
- Solicit, review and analyze grant applications to build a grant portfolio and ensure compliance with Schusterman policies and standards.
- Oversee preparation of grant agreements, including grant objectives, reporting requirements and methods of evaluation, as well as ensure grants are tracked and monitored.
- Coordinate grant programs and related approaches to narrative and communications, designed to enhance impact and delivery of services and support.
- Initiate and oversee relevant research and evaluation efforts to ensure ongoing learning and effectiveness.
- Forge philanthropic partnerships and facilitate working relationships among funders and foundations.
- Hire, supervise and develop professionals required to effectively advance the agenda, including existing Program Officer.
- Track and report on grants and overall performance of the portfolio toward its strategic objectives.
- Design and implement special projects, meetings, programs and initiatives that advance Schusterman’s strategic objectives in Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health.
- Perform as a key member of the Schusterman-DC professional team.
- Uphold and promote the mission and values of Schusterman.
The following qualifications are representative of the high level of demonstrated skills, maturity, judgement and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies required of Schusterman employees:
- A Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree in related field, preferred.
- At least 10 years in non-profit management, grantmaking and/or the philanthropic sector required.
- Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to develop cooperative and effective working relationships with supervisory personnel, co-workers, colleagues, grantees, partners, and the general public required.
- Demonstrated expertise in women’s rights and reproductive health and rights and familiarity with state and national organizations advancing women’s rights and reproductive health required. Familiarity with international women’s rights organizations desired.
- Strategic and leadership skills, including the ability to design and implement a strategic plan required.
- Sophisticated knowledge of political and ideological currents in the field, and a clear capacity to navigate them diplomatically and skillfully required.
- Strong track record in building and managing partnerships, portfolios and programs required.
- Proven ability to successfully manage professionals required.
- Demonstrated and compelling presentation skills required.
- Analytic and research abilities necessary to collect and evaluate data and identify opportunities to utilize Schusterman resources effectively required.
- Excellent judgment, an ability to exercise discretion and tact in difficult or confidential situations and an ability to project a positive, professional image to the public required.
- A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion required.
- PC skills (with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), as well as a thorough knowledge of: (a) modern office practices and procedures; (b) the use of office machines and equipment; and (c) basic web skills and comfort required. Knowledge of Fluxx preferred.
- Ability to travel up to 30%, with occasional international, required.
Competitive salary based on experience and on Schusterman’s commitment to internal equity. A strong benefits package is also included. Schusterman does not cover relocation expenses for this position.
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Schusterman promotes diversity and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identify, gender expression, religious creed, disability, genetic information, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.