GEO is a diverse community of more than 500 grantmakers working to reshape the way philanthropy operates. We are committed to advancing smarter grantmaking practices that enable nonprofits to grow stronger and more effective at achieving better results. The GEO community provides grantmakers with the resources and connections to build knowledge and improve practice in areas that are proven to be most critical to nonprofit success. GEO does this by developing conferences and peer learning programs, producing original research for publications and other resources, and providing networking tools to connect members with like-minded peers. For more information visit www.geofunders.org.
The senior advisor is a new position that will have the opportunity to shape and lead GEO’s work focused on racial equity, diversity and inclusion both internally and externally. We envision this as a part-time position (20 hours a week) for someone with experience in the organizational development and racial equity space, who is interested in influencing philanthropy to achieve better racial equity outcomes in their grantmaking. The senior advisor will represent the organization externally in field leadership roles, relationship building, writing blog posts/articles and facilitating speaking engagements. The senior advisor will also work with the staff at GEO to help hardwire racial equity, diversity and inclusion into all aspects of GEO’s work. They will also serve as a resource and coach to staff at all levels to help build knowledge and capacity around racial equity, diversity and inclusion. The senior advisor will serve as a member of GEO’s six-person senior leadership team and report to the President and CEO. GEO will provide some dedicated staff support to this position, to be determined in consultation with the final candidate. GEO is open to this person working remotely.
If you were working with us, here are some of the things you would have done last week:
• Facilitated a call with GEO members about incorporating a racial equity lens into their grantmaking.
• Met with a colleague organization to learn more about their work and potential partnership.
• Represented GEO at a colleague organization’s conference while meeting with GEO members in attendance.
• Had a meeting with a GEO project team to consider how they might include a racial equity lens in a workshop series they are developing for GEO members.
• Met one-on-one with the President to be critical thought partner in advancing the work of racial equity internally and externally.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: GEO Senior Advisor. We’ll give first priority to applications received by December 15, 2016 but the position will remain open until filled. In your cover letter, please address the following:
• Where did you see you the position posted?
• Why are you a good fit for this position?
• How have you led work focused on diversity, racial equity and/or inclusion to make organizational improvements?
• What appeals to you about working at GEO?