BWF is Hiring Youth Leaders!

Do you want to learn more about philanthropy and grantmaking while directing money and resources to youth initiatives leading transformative social change throughout Greater Boston? 

 

Boston Women’s Fund is hiring youth leaders 16 - 21 years old to facilitate our youth-led grantmaking initiative this summer. Youth leaders will:
 

  • Lead BWF in awarding $25,000 to local young people and initiatives organizing for transformative social change

  • Learn about the history of BWF and philanthropy, as well as the nonprofit sector and organizing strategies around issues of social justice

  • Research and nominate local youth leaders and youth-centric organizations working for racial, gender, economic, and social justice 

  • Learn about and write grant proposals 

  • Meet with community leaders and learn from leaders within the philanthropic sector

  • Additional opportunities include: learning interview techniques, providing social media support, and designing workshops on youth-adult partnerships and topics most important to young people in Boston  


Job Logistics

  • Between ages 16 - 21 living in Greater Boston

  • 8 weeks, July and August (with the possibility to continue in the fall) 

  • $15 an hour, 20 hours a week

  • Schedule is Monday - Thursday, from around 10am - 3:30pm

  • Hybrid group work environment and some individual work; some days will be virtual and some will be in-person 
     

Who is BWF?

Boston Women’s Fund envisions a world where power, opportunity, and access exist for all, regardless of gender identity or gender expression. To achieve this, BWF uplifts, advocates for, and invests in women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals who are leading grassroots organizations and systems change. Together we strive toward racial, economic, social and gender justice.

 

Boston Women’s Fund (BWF) 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. We believe that women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals can and must be leaders within all movements if transformative change is to occur. BWF has granted more than $7 million to over 350 grassroots organizations.

 

For more information about BWF and who we support, explore our website!

 

Gender Equity

We understand there are endless ways in which people identify across the gender spectrum. Our commitment to gender equity is inclusive of (and not limited to) women, girls, gender-nonconforming, genderfluid, nonbinary, genderqueer, transfeminine, agender and all trans-identified individuals. 

To Apply
 

​If interested, please fill out this application by May 25th. We will conduct interviews the first and second week of June, and the position begins the first week of July. Feel free to reach out to Samantha at samantha@bostonwomensfund.org if you have any questions! 

Commitment to Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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.