Queer Mobilization Fund @ Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) is seeking a Fund Coordinator 

Who is SVA?

Southern Vision Alliance supports emergent grassroots groups & efforts organizing for social, racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice in the US South. We build movement infrastructure, mobilize resources, and incubate collaborative solidarity.

We serve as an anchor and resource hub for Southern frontline leaders to disrupt and transform power for total collective liberation.

What is the Queer Mobilization Fund?

The Queer Mobilization Fund was created in 2016 as a rapid response fund to support community mobilizations and projects that advance Queer and Trans liberation in the wake of NC House Bill 2 (HB2, the anti-trans, anti-worker “bathroom” bill). The purpose of this fund is to empower queer and trans people of color on the frontlines of struggles for freedom and liberation. Many queer and trans people of color recognize the legacy of slavery, genocide, and violence that makes HB2 possible. Queer and trans people of color are organizing to reclaim our future with this reflective lens illuminating our histories and inspiring change in our realities.

After undergoing an assessment and evaluation period in 2018, we have re-launched the fund to receive proposals on a bi-annual (twice a year) basis with the following funding priorities:

  • Leadership development,
  • Organizational development,
  • Solidarity exchanges & convenings, and
  • Healing justice

In service of grassroots organizing and power-building efforts that benefit the LGBTQ community.  

Job Description

This position is responsible for coordinating and facilitating a diverse grantmaking panel to award grants to LGBTQ organizers and organizations across North Carolina, with a special interest in increasing grantmaking efforts to rural communities. They will oversee the grantmaking process, associated administrative tasks, and outreach efforts to build a cohort of grantees that fit within the fund’s priorities. Additionally, this position is responsible for supporting grantees through capacity building and technical assistance associated with their grant award(s).

They will work directly under the co-directors and support fundraising efforts as needed. 

Qualities and Experience

  • Preferred ~3 years of experience in the LGBTQI movement ecosystem in North Carolina
  • Must be based in North Carolina
  • Ability to travel, this position requires reliable transportation as it has a statewide focus 
  • Team player, ability to motivate others, and foster healthy co-working dynamics 
  • Familiar with community driven grantmaking and democratic decision making processes 
  • Grassroots fundraising experience as well as foundation fundraising and grant-writing 
  • List and detail oriented, excellent at meeting deadlines, working independently, and holding multiple tasks at once.
  • Ability to exhibit patience and pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to self-direct and take initiative 
  • Strong communication skills, proactive on email, text, videoconferencing, & calls
  • Demonstrated commitment to deep equity, racial justice, and gender-identity sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated support for youth leadership, LGBTQI leadership, and the leadership of young people of color.

Application Information

  • This is a three-quarter time position at 30 hours/week.
  • Initial contract will be for a 1 year period with a 3-month review with opportunities to continue employment for the long-term.
  • Application is open until filled, with priority given to applications submitted by November 13, 2019.
  • Compensation begins at $32,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes benefits compensation package.
  • Please submit resume and cover letter outlining your interest, qualifications, and three professional references, by November 13, 2019 to jobs@southernvision.org

People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

SVA is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions and treatment against employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, and/or past incarceration.