Program Manager

About Boston Women’s Fund 

​Boston Women’s Fund (BWF) envisions a world where power, opportunity, and access exist for all, regardless of gender identity or gender expression. We advocate for and invest in women, girls, trans, nonbinary, and all people experiencing gender-based oppression, leading grassroots, community solutions to systems of injustice at the intersections of racial, gender, social, and economic justice. 

BWF is grounded in values that reflect a participatory, transparent, trust-based approach to philanthropy with a commitment to “do nothing about us without us.” We believe that those most proximate to issues of injustice know what is best for them and are best positioned to lead us toward healing and collective liberation. Our lens is intersectional. To advance racial, economic, social, and gender justice in Greater Boston and beyond, we prioritize people experiencing gender-based oppression within the following communities: elder; youth; immigrant and refugee; Black, Indigenous and other people of color; LGBTQIA+; disability; and low-income.
 

History

Boston Women’s Fund was founded in 1984 by a group of activist women who sought to support community-led grassroots organizations and movements led by women and girls with a clear vision of transformative social change. Our founders recognized that organizations supporting women and girls received fewer foundation grants than other organizations. This was especially true for groups helping low-income women and women of color. Since its inception, BWF has granted more than $7 million to nearly 350 grassroots organizations.


 

Workplace Culture

 

BWF’s organizational workplace culture is collaborative and supportive. We have a small team environment with an “all hands on deck” approach.


 

Program Manager Overview 

Reporting to the Community Investments Director, the Program Manager will strategize, plan, and execute on BWF’s grantmaking, community engagement, and related programs. We are in an exciting time at BWF as we continue to expand our work and deepen our partnerships with our grantees and philanthropic community. We seek passionate and motivated individuals to work with us and learn alongside us. This is a full-time, hybrid position, with both remote work and some required time in the office.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Community Investments Director to develop, implement and track grantmaking strategies to support BWF’s mission and goals

  • Lead on all grantmaking activities, including application and grant tracking, grantee partner communications, and planning for meetings and events

  • Collaborate with the Community Investments Director to evaluate the effectiveness of the grantmaking portfolios, including creating and reviewing reports, interpreting grantmaking results, and making adjustments as needed

  • Plan and implement community engagement strategies

  • Develop and build BWF’s programs and events with Community Investments Director, including the Women of Color Leadership Circle

  • Collect and maintain data and records for all programs and events (participation, content, budgets, impact data)

  • Work with Community Investments Director to provide updates to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, funders, and other stakeholders as needed

  • Participate as an active member of the BWF team, providing support on organization-wide projects and initiatives as needed

 

Qualifications

  • ​​Minimum of four to five years experience successfully working in grantmaking, programs, and/or providing philanthropic support

  • A strong understanding of, commitment to, and passion for BWF’s mission, community organizing, social justice, youth-led activism, and combating gender-based oppression

  • An intersectional and critical lens of historical and present systems of oppression, and a commitment to racial equity, just and inclusive systems, and ongoing learning in this area

  • Demonstrated ability to build and hold thoughtful relationships with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, ages, immigration status, and abilities/disabilities in an intersectional environment

  • A creative thinker and thoughtful communicator with the ability to attend to details, remain organized, and manage multiple responsibilities at once

  • Experience using Microsoft Office, Google Docs and other computer applications 

  • Experience using design software, including Canva, and social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, a plus

  • Ability to work in remote and in-person settings 

  • Sense of humor and a joyful abundance mindset are a must! 

 

Salary and Benefits

​This is a full- time (approx. 37.5 hours per week) position. Full- time annual salary range $70,000 -75,000. BWF offers generous paid time off and benefits.

 

Timeline


​We will continue accepting applications until this position is filled. The ideal start date is June 1, 2022.

 

Commitment to Racial Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

​Statistics show that women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. If this position excites you, BWF encourages you to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. 


BWF is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to building and maintaining diverse community. We strongly encourage people from the communities we work with to apply, especially: people of color; people with disabilities; Native American and Indigenous people; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people; immigrants and refugees; and women, girls, genderqueer, transfeminine, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, and all trans-identified individuals. We look forward to your application.
 

  

To Apply

 

Please email your resume and cover letter to:

Alexandra Auguste    
Community Investments Director
alexandra@bostonwomensfund.org