Project Manager



Project Manager

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA



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Job Description:

Project Manager (Temporary, F/T)

Social Justice Fund is a member-funded foundation that supports the creation of a just society through fundraising, grantmaking, and member involvement.  The foundation provides essential resources to organizations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming to strengthen grassroots efforts in the broad-based movement for progressive, systemic social change.

Employment Type: Full-Time Staff, Exempt
Salary: $50,000 plus full benefits  
Location: Seattle, WA

Reports to: Program Director
Deadline: Apply by December 22, 2017. Position begins March 2018 and ends March 2019.

Position Summary

This temporary Project Manager position will fill an important role in our organization, stepping in for a permanent staff member who is going on leave. This is a one-year position with no plans to extend the position beyond March 2019.

This is an exciting time to join the Social Justice Fund team. Since launching six years ago, our innovative Giving Project model has helped us grow from about 300 to about 2,000 donors, and in that time we have granted more than $3.8 million in over 200 grants to grassroots groups across the Northwest. In 2017, almost all of our Giving Projects filled up, with waiting lists, and one broke all previous fundraising records. We are on track to grant over $1 million this year. This Project Manager will help us sustain and build on that momentum.

Working closely with two other Project Managers in Seattle and the rest of the Social Justice Fund Program team, you will implement Giving Projects (more information at and This includes outreach, networking, and relationship-building to bring new people into Giving Projects; skilled facilitation on topics as varied as race and class analysis, grassroots fundraising, and democratic grantmaking; and one-on-one coaching of Giving Project members in their individual fundraising plans. This dynamic position is a great fit for someone who enjoys doing a variety of different tasks and learning new skills.

We envision our staff as a fully collaborative team in service to our mission. As Project Manager, you will have a direct impact for social change – developing new leaders to resource social justice movements, and moving hundreds of thousands of dollars to some of the most inspiring community organizing in the Northwest.

Salary for this position.  A full benefits package is available, including 100% employer-paid health and dental insurance, vacation, and sick leave.

Qualifications and Qualities

The ideal candidate is an inquisitive, communicative organizer who is able to connect with people both on an individual level and in a group setting, is skilled in facilitation on challenging topics, is not just fearless about asking for money but passionate about the power of grassroots fundraising, and not only has a strong social justice analysis but is able to communicate that analysis to people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience levels.

Note: For the qualifications listed below, both paid and volunteer are considered and valued.

  • Project planning experience—demonstrated ability to create and execute a project that meets expectations

  • Community organizing skills with demonstrated experience in connecting with communities of color, and other under-represented groups / identities

  • Excellent facilitation skills, including working with people from diverse backgrounds, preferably with an anti-oppression focus

  • Experience in one-on-one fundraising from individuals

  • Experience developing & supporting emerging leaders

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues and a strong social justice analysis

  • Ability to quickly build strong relationships with members and grantees

  • Ability to motivate and engage volunteers and build a strong, functional team

  • Strong communication skills

  • Fearlessness about asking—for money, time, etc.

  • Self-motivated, effective problem-solver

  • Willingness to work as a team on a variety of tasks

  • Willingness to work frequent evenings and weekends, and travel occasionally

  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office and databases (eTapestry a plus)

  • Sense of humor

Desired but not required:

  • Experience with SJF members and/or grantees

  • Curriculum development or evaluation experience

  • Public speaking experience

  • Fluency in a language other than English

  • Expertise in any of the required qualifications, with the ability to train others in those areas

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Giving Project Coordination (approximately 60%)

    1. Recruit participants for Giving Projects.

    2. Work with other staff to develop, implement, and lead Giving Projects

    3. Train, coach, and manage volunteer fundraisers

    4. Facilitate meetings, trainings and workshops in Giving Projects and other SJF work

    5. Design and adapt curricula for Giving Projects

    6. Evaluate and document Giving Project work

    7. Take responsibility for Giving Projects reaching their goals (quantitative and qualitative)

    8. Represent SJF at events in the community.

  2. Grants Management (approximately 15%)

    1. Identify potential grant applicants and respond to grant inquiries

    2. Prescreen grant applications and provide timely notification to grantees at each step of the grantmaking process

    3. Provide feedback to unfunded applicants

    4. Use database to record, track, and analyze grantmaking

    5. Work with other Program staff to administer grants

  3. Fundraising support (approximately 15%)

    1. Ensure each Giving Project participant makes a meaningful financial contribution

    2. Assist Giving Project members in fundraising strategy and implementation

    3. Participate in Giving Project and general fundraising campaigns—making phone calls and visits to donors as needed

    4. Contribute to project-specific foundation prospecting and grantwriting

  4. Outreach (approximately 10%)

    1. Participate in regional grantmaking networks when possible

    2. Represent SJF at events in the community

    3. Build connections in the progressive grassroots organizing community in the Northwest

  5. Other tasks as identified by the Program Director or Executive Director

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to by December 22, 2017.  In your cover letter, be sure to explain why you would like to work at Social Justice Fund and why in this particular position.

Social Justice Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and support the retention and advancement of diverse persons within the organization. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer base with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates a vibrant environment where individuals can learn, grow and thrive. People of diverse backgrounds, including diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status, are encouraged to apply.

Social Justice Fund NW
1904 Third Ave Suite 806
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 2066244081

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