Director of Institutional Partnerships

Ref: 7103

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

This is a remote, flexible role can be based in any location globally, but candidates must have the existing right to work in their preferred location and to adhere to core working hours 9:00am-Noon ET.

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Role coordinated by:

Madeleine Loll

Senior Research Associate

t: +1 631 887 4811


Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: The annual compensation is $130,000-$158,000 USD.

Closing Date: 24/03/2024

Formal Interview Date: May 2024

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. We support brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. We work for racial, economic, social, and gender justice because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity. 

Astraea is the first grantmaker to hundreds of organizations; Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI groups worldwide - notably those led by lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, trans and gender-nonconforming people, intersex people, and people of color. Our grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support their work to build powerful justice movements. Astraea has granted over $49 million to LGBTQI activists and artists in our 45-year history, a proud public foundation, and one of the world's first queer feminist funds.

About the Role
Astraea is seeking to hire an exceptional leader to the newly created position of Director, Institutional Partnerships. As a key leader of Astraea’s Development team responsible for the management of the Institutional Partnerships (IP) team, the Director of IP develops and executes comprehensive strategies to secure funding from institutional donors including private foundations and government agencies. The Director is responsible for stewarding a portfolio of complex donors. The Director also leads the IP team’s prospect research in alignment with Astraea’s organizational and programmatic priorities and pipelines new funding to advance our mission.

About You
As our new Director of Institutional Partnerships, you will bring a successful track record of delivering significant income growth from institutional funding sources and of stewarding complex donor relationships. You will bring experience of team management, coaching, and mentoring alongside the ability to work efficiently, collaboratively, and flexibly as part of a diverse team in a global organization. Importantly, you will also bring a deep commitment to Astraea’s mission and feminist values of being an organization that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfill the role description and personal specification quoting reference 7103. The deadline for applications is Sunday, March 24, 2024, at Midnight ET.

This is a remote, flexible role can be based in any location globally, but candidates must have the existing right to work in their preferred location and to adhere to core working hours 9:00am-Noon ET. Astraea offers a competitive salary and benefits for this position, including resources for professional development. The annual compensation is $130,000-$158,000 USD.

Astraea is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse (multi-gender, cross-class and multi-racial), collaborative and sustainable work environment. We select, place, train, and promote the best-qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude, and experience to provide equal opportunity for all of our employees without regard to non-work-related factors such as sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sex characteristics, age, marital status, disability, economic status, personal appearance including height and weight, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other status. We strive to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates needing individualized support during the hiring process. Please express that with your cover letter and resume submission.

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