ABFE is a 501(c)(3), membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the all-volunteer organization was credited with many of philanthropy’s early gains in diversity. It since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab-fee) to better reflect its broadening membership.
The Trainer/Advisor will lend her/his expertise to train and facilitate ABFE’s racial equity and philanthropic advising services content. The trainer/advisor will actively participate in the development and execution of ABFE’s growing portfolio to advance racial equity in philanthropic practices. The Trainer/Advisor works closely with the Director of Philanthropic Advising Services to further support ABFE’s program delivery and professional development goals and services. The position is also responsible for supporting the implementation of various projects’ activities in partnership with ABFE partners and affiliations, as directed. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Support timeline management and assist with meeting target deliverables on schedule and of high quality. • Lead racial equity training and facilitation for ABFE clients and internal/designated engagements. • Identify learning tools that further enhance ABFE racial equity training and delivery. • Support development and management of curriculum development in partnership with the director and VP. • Serve as lead facilitator with ABFE external training team members. • Support development of pre-and post-training materials (pre-readings; post-observation memo; client follow-up check in process). • Lead internal training events. • Serve as thought partner for Director, Philanthropic Advisory Services team. 2 Relationships and Networks • Key Outside Relationships include: ABFE racial equity clients and prospective clients; foundation and nonprofit professionals; other sector professionals aligned with ABFE mission; ABFE members; content specialists • Assist with execution of evaluation vehicles for on-going assessment of philanthropic advising services programming. • Create and configure virtual events, including but not limited to Zoom, GoTo Slack, Sli.do; Jam Board platforms. • Generate and download reports: registrant, attendee, polling responses, and Q&A. • Conduct & archive local/regional racial equity/inequity history research for client workshops. Communications support • Ability to be trusted with confidential and proprietary information from clients and prospects. • Capable of synthesizing racial equity and philanthropic processes and practices , which will provide useful instruction for clients. • Support development of philanthropic advising services materials. • Supports program coordination and execution of Programs & other ABFE departments, as needed (including Harambee (annual conference; Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program; webinars; Black Social Change Funders Network; Congressional Black Caucus Black Business Series, etc.). Administrative Support • Provide meeting support including logistical setup, note-taking, and document preparation, in the absence of administrative support. • Process invoices, receipts, and general expense items for trainings and workshops. • Monitors tracking of trainings/workshops. • Ability to use & effectively navigate technologies required for day-to-day office work and conducting virtual workshops.
Desired Skills, Qualifications, Education & Experience
Solid writing capabilities. • Demonstrated experience with understanding and teaching racial equity concept and practices. • Experience with training groups and individuals (virtual and in-person). • 4+ years of experience with facilitation and curriculum development. • Ability to provide professional feedback and coaching support. • Ability to manage high content presentations, timing, and group dynamics of all sizes. • Some experience with organizational change work in the non-profit/philanthropy sector. • Ability to multi-task and effectively hit deadlines, being responsive to coworkers and external clients. 3 • Ability to travel as needed for workshops, events/conferences and in-person staff meetings, as needed. • Ability to manage required expenses and budget responsibilities as needed.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills of the employee. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. ABFE is an at-will employer and may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.
AAP/EEO Statement: ABFE is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law
How To Apply
Interested candidates, please apply through the following link https://smrtr.io/7NfjW, including your cover letter and a copy of your resume for consideration. Position open until filled. Salary: $72,000-$77,000