The Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF) was founded in 2020. Its mission is to further the advancement of historically underserved and marginalized populations, principally Black populations in their intersectional dimensions, in the US and globally. Fund investments focus on three key pillars: education, arts & culture, and criminal justice reform, with the belief that work in these areas will aid in dismantling structural racism and advancing equity and justice for all people. The WMG/BFF SJF is fiscally sponsored by Moore Impact.
Moore Impact, a 501(c)(3) exempt entity, is a Black-founded and Black-led institution. It provides fiscal sponsorship to community leaders and donors, helping them bring to life their vision for a more just world. Moore Impact also serves as a sponsoring organization for Donor Advised Funds (DAF), which allows individuals, families and institutions to create a structured and flexible giving fund from which they can manage all of their grantmaking, both in the U.S. and abroad. The Project Associate will be an employee of Moore Impact.
The Program Associate (PA) is a core member of the WMG/BFF Social Justice Fund team. They are responsible for working across the SJF network with program, grant administration and executive staff to advance the mission of the Social Justice Fund. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Associate has four primary areas of focus: event planning, research, communications and administrative support. The individual who fills this role should be committed to the foundation’s social justice mission, a strong team player, detail-oriented, flexible, and willing to take on new projects and responsibilities as needed. Strong communications and event planning skills are required.
Event Planning: This person will be responsible for the successful planning and implementation of a grantee convening; 3-4 public events (hybrid and in-person) per year; grantee site visits; and various internal events, meetings and convenings. They will:
● Manage all aspects of the online registration process, including logistics, setup, IT/platform management, serving as a primary contact for participant questions.
● For any in-person events, vet and book event venues; book travel arrangements; coordinate catering and signage; coordinate technical assistance.
● Coordinate logistics for grantee site visits with ED and Board members of the SJF.
● Design and implement event evaluations and reporting.
● Manage event planning budget, track expenditures, vendor contracts and invoicing.
General Program and Administrative Responsibilities:
● Conduct research in new or emerging areas of the foundation’s strategy to help inform decision making; prepare reports and related presentations.
● Provide administrative support for three SJF programming areas: Core Grants Fund (flagship grants program), Repertoire Fund (internal WMG grantmaking initiative), and the Reservoir Fund (capacity-building fund for SJF grantees).
● Conduct initial research on prospective grantees to determine fit with SJF priorities.
● Coordinate with Moore Impact staff in updating grantee files and scheduling events.
● Take minutes at Board Meetings and other meetings as needed.
● Perform general administrative tasks, including but not limited to, creation and maintenance of listservs, contact lists, and email newsletters.
● Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.
● Produce materials for Advisory Board meetings and board sub-committee meetings, including powerpoint presentations and other documents.
● Support development of materials for Advisory Board Lunch & Learn events.
● Collaborate in managing SJF social media platforms, engaging with grantees and other social media allies.
● Monitor and respond to the SJF’s general email accounts and any unsolicited proposals for funding.
The successful candidate is a confident, analytical, and agile problem solver with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to handle several programmatic and administrative tasks simultaneously. Ideally, candidates for the Program Associate position will demonstrate:
● A minimum of three years’ experience in relevant areas of the Foundation’s work such as philanthropy, communications, social justice advocacy and organizing, event planning and project management.
● Outstanding organizational and project management experience, including the ability to move work from concept to implementation and completion.
● Experience in supporting a fast-paced team, including developing shared plans and coordinating external and internal communications.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to quickly develop productive relationships with grantees, speakers, attendees, vendors and staff.
● Excellent analytic, writing, and project planning skills. Advanced communication skills needed in writing and social media.
● Demonstrated experience successfully partnering with and working in Black and/or African Diaspora communities
● Experience working in both domestic and international contexts; foreign language capacity (especially Spanish) is ideal.
● Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
● A strong sense of passion, purpose, and sense of humor.
● Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropic Studies, Political Science, Sociology or other relevant areas.
Salary: $75,000, with generous benefits package.
Moore Impact’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity
We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We employ qualified people without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; ancestry; disability; sexual orientation; pregnancy or breastfeeding; veteran or military status; marital status; civil union or domestic partnership status; arrest record; citizenship; genetic information; gender identity or expression; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking; or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.
How To Apply
Please visit https://moorephilanthropy.com/careers/ to submit an application.