Join the Funders for Justice Team

FFJ will be growing our staff over the next 2-3 years. We are thrilled to announce these first two open positions, to join our current team of two staff. FFJ is an entirely virtual organization, with staff and consultants across the U.S. Please send all inquiries to For all positions, please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to

Funders for Justice is a national network and organizing platform for grant-makers, donor networks, and funder affinity groups to mobilize resources to grassroots organizing, led by and for people of color, at the intersections of racial justice, gender justice, ending criminalization, and building models for community safety & justice.

FFJ serves as a collaborative learning space, networking home, and leadership development hub for our members to connect across funding silos of issues and place, and cultivate common commitment to mobilize resources to movements to end the criminalization of people of color. We move members on a spectrum from education to action, in a process where participants learn from movements, and from each other, and ultimately apply those learnings to their institutions’ grant-making strategies and to their work at other funder tables.

FFJ Core Practices

  • Follow and promote leadership by and for people of color in movement and in philanthropy, primarily women and trans people of color
  • Participate in collaborative learning, in which we lift up each other and movement partners
  • Elevate and amplify collective work led by communities and movements, and promote funding solutions guided by movements
  • Organize new funders into FFJ and drive new resources to movements

Open Positions as of 4/12/2021

Interviews are rolling, and are expected to begin in May 2021. Our goal is for both of these roles to be filled in June, and for work to begin by July.

Director of Training & Leadership Development

The Director of Training & Leadership Development at Funders for Justice (FFJ) develops and runs training and workshops for staff, member leaders, and general members, in order to build strong funder-organizers across all bodies of the organization. They are committed to the development of FFJ members across a spectrum of political learning and leadership skills. They work closely with all staff and member leaders to constantly develop the most needed and effective trainings and workshops; feedback, new ideas, evaluation, and evolution are core practices. The Director of Training & Leadership Development understands that effective leaders are strong organizers who work with others to make big moves towards FFJ’s larger vision and impact goals.  

The ideal candidate has extensive experience in racial and gender justice work, has experience and understanding of local and national organizing landscapes, has deep knowledge of community organizing efforts led by and for folks of color, and is unapologetically committed to transformative social justice that is led by Black folks, Indigenous people, and other people of color.  

For the full job description and application instructions, click here.

Program Associate

Funders for Justice (FFJ) seeks a Program Associate with community organizing and administrative support and coordination skills, to manage all day-to-day program logistics, as well as event logistics. The ideal candidate will be able to hold both structure and flexibility, take initiative, and work collaboratively as part of a team of strong leaders. 

For the full job description and application instructions, click here