The Black Future Co-op Fund (BFCF) is Washington State’s first cooperative philanthropic fund created by and for Black Washingtonians to ignite Black wealth, health, and well-being over generations. Inspired by the uprising for racial justice, four Black women who are social change leaders came together to launch the Black Future Co-op Fund in June 2020. By centering Blackness, following the lead of Black people, building trust with Black communities, and intentionally valuing Black life, the Fund is shifting the philanthropic paradigm.
The Director of Community Engagement & Learning is an executive leadership team position that reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The Director’s primary responsibility is developing and maintaining relationships with organizations and individuals throughout all 39 counties of Washington state to support their visions of Black liberation. The position leads the Fund’s endeavor to get to know the Black people, Black communities, Black-led and Black-serving organizations and associations, Black-owned businesses, and racial justice allies in this work — listening and learning to inform the priorities, strategy, and grantmaking of the Fund. Working closely with the Fund architects, this position is responsible for developing and managing programs to engage community and support networking among organizations to advance Black-led solutions that build Black generational prosperity and well-being.
The ideal candidate is a passionate, entrepreneurial, community builder, advocate and connector who possesses a demonstrated commitment to supporting the prosperity and well-being of Black communities. The candidate has a leadership style that is marked by finding joy and inspiration through genuine relationship building and creating the space for inclusion and belonging in communities. Successful candidates will exude the clarity, confidence and grounding in the mission and vision of the fund.
How To Apply
This position requires a minimum 7 years of community-based, racial justice work experience, including 2 years of supervisory experience.
Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated equivalent work or learning experience desired.
The salary will be commensurate with experience up to $150,000 annually.
Essential to the mission and work of the Black Future Co-op Fund is cultivating a team who embodies the diverse experiences of Washington’s communities. We encourage applications from Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; people with disabilities; LGBTQIA+ and gender non- conforming persons; people living on low incomes; and people who hold several of these identities.
The position will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 28, 2022. A complete brochure is available at www.byersgroupca.com. To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please electronically submit your resume, letter of interest to The Byers Group at: BFCF.Team@byersgroupca.com. The letter of interest should outline why you are interested in joining the Black Future Co-op Fund and your relevant accomplishments.