Deadline for this position is past due, we are not receiving more applications.
Whose Knowledge? (WK?) is a global, multilingual campaign and collective to centre the leadership, imaginations, histories and knowledges of those we call the “minoritised majority” – all peoples marginalised by historical, ongoing and intersecting structures of power and privilege – including women, LGBTQI+ communities, indigenous peoples, working class folks, and those from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, and Latin America and the Caribbean, and its diasporas.
Hours: 20-30 per week, to be determined based on availability
Hourly rate: $47.25 per hour
Contract type: self-employed contract
Duration: 1 year with renewal potential
Application deadline: 18 December 2022 (end of your day)
Potential start date: 15 January 2023
The Resources and Reparations Lead (aka Fundraising Lead) will guide, support and work alongside the WK? team to sustain, diversify and inspire resources aligned with WK? strategy, politics and mission. They will also serve as a member of the global WK? team with shared responsibility for ensuring WK?’s strategic impact in the advancing knowledge justice for marginalized communities globally.
Candidates must bring strong feminist leadership skills and a commitment to working from an intersectional feminist collective approach, as well as a significant track record in building impactful donor and philanthropic partnerships and expanding and diversifying resource streams, including through individual fundraising.
For Whose Knowledge?, “fundraising” in the current socio-economic landscape is a political act, rooted in an understanding of justice and reparations. We seek supporters and funders who are excited to be part of our extended community, committed to shared visions of just and equitable knowledge and tech futures. The Resources and Reparations Lead will have the opportunity to expand this community of support, in solidarity with our work and that of our communities.
This is a one year position, at $47.25/hour for 20-30 hours per week, depending on the candidate’s availability and interest. The position is likely to be renewed, based on resources and mutual chemistry.
Whose Knowledge? strives for equitable and reparative pay principles, so folks are paid the same across the world, no matter their location, with no more than 3x difference between the bottom and top of our payment scale. We offer a monthly wellness allowance for all team members.
- Cultivate and sustain (and support others in WK? to build) relationships and collaboration with current and prospective donors, including leading co-creation of the development of a long term resource renewal strategy that accompanies WK?’s strategic plan.
- Support WK? in trends analysis and mapping of funders, identifying potential global and regional funders and diverse revenue streams, and defining strategies that sustain and increase (financial) resources for WK? in ways consistent with our mission and values;
- Engage and support WK? team, Board, programmatic staff, and broader community of practice around their roles in ensuring the success of our resource mobilisation efforts;
- Ensure WK?’s pipeline of prospective donor allies is refreshed and activated; develop and maintain relationships with current and prospective donors and find regular and compelling ways to share and invite them into WK? work;
- Stay informed of the fundraising landscape, relevant trends and opportunities; draw on and build relationships with donors and funders; ensure WK? is proactively engaging and educating in different philanthropic spaces;
- Investigate opportunities and coordinate the development and submission of compelling funding proposals, defining clear processes and ensuring conceptualization moments provide opportunities for learning and strategy clarification;
- Work with team, advisors, and allies to support the role of WK? in engaging donors and funders in our work, and influencing them on the needs and priorities of feminist knowledge and tech justice communities and movements.
- Leverage and co-coordinate WK? events, contributions to donor influence spaces, and relationships to share lessons and strategies with our partners, communities and movements on strategic funding needs and priorities;
- Represent WK? and work with our partners and communities to contribute to collective conversations that influence philanthropy towards more just and reparative processes and outcomes, especially for feminist knowledge and tech infrastructures.
- Ensure internal organization, efficiency and ongoing capacity strengthening of our resource mobilization efforts and systems across WK?.
- Ensure regular communication and coordination across communications, grants and programme teams through regular meetings to share and plan together to link and strengthen the collective’s goals and functions, aka our dreamings and doings;
- Ensure deep accountability and learning across the team in our resource mobilisation efforts.
Qualifications and attributes of our ideal candidate
- We are looking for someone with the experience and expertise to be our Resources and Reparations Lead; along with the skills (embodied and learnt), the ideal candidate is committed to WK? values with a deep desire to listen to, learn from, and collaborate with our diverse team. For this reason, we will strongly prioritize qualified candidates whose lived and professional experiences align with the feminist values, cultures and principles of WK?.
- We are looking for a candidate with a significant track record in developing genuine philanthropic (funder and donor) relationships over time and securing (financial) resources from a range of sources, including mission-aligned foundations, progressive governments and individual donors;
- Preferably, experience in building and engaging in strategic partnerships, e.g. consortiums, to access and expand funding and influence donors;
- Knowledge of the global donor landscape for the intersections of feminist and social justice work; an understanding of the related tech philanthropy landscape would be ideal;
- Excellent writing skills and capacity to conceptualize, write and edit compelling proposals;
- Excellent planning, strategic thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills;
- Ability to self-manage, prioritize, be resourceful, and adapt in a fast changing environment with multiple demands;
- Ability to work remotely, across time zones, with flexibility in working hours as needed.
Please submit a CV and a cover letter highlighting relevant skills and experience for this position with Subject: Resources and Reparations Lead to jobsATwhoseknowledgeDOTorg. The deadline for applications is 18 December 2022 (end of day, wherever you are in the world). We will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis, and hope to finalise the position by middle to end January 2023.