Location: New York, Berlin, Washington, D.C., London
Duration: Full time
Job ID: JR-0002607
Division Director, Advanced Intersectional Justice. New York. Posting Date: 07/15/2022. Deadline: 08/07/2022
Do you want to help make the world a better place with your expertise in justice, equity, and expression to build stronger democracies? We’re seeking a Division Director based in New York, Washington D.C., London or Berlin to provide strategic leadership and ensure the advancement of Intersectional Justice within and beyond OSF.
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.
Global Programs focuses on justice, equity, and expression to build stronger democracies and protect rights. We design bold, transformational strategies that integrate and upscale work across regions to generate the greatest possible transnational impact. https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/who-we-are/programs
Global Programs’ Justice Division is dedicated to securing democratic freedoms, advancing intersectional justice, and ensuring accountability for human rights abuses through grant making, advocacy, and network-building.
The Division Director (Advanced Intersectional Justice) is a people management role that leads a team to design and implement strategies to advance intersectional justice building structural analysis or political critique that dismantles interlocking power relations that privilege some social identities whilst excluding others based on race, sexual orientation and gender identity, class, ethnicity, disability, descent, religion, and age. The Director focuses on structural, political, and economic factors that cause and enable exclusion, including enduring legacies of slavery, colonialism, apartheid, laisse faire capitalism and imperialism that have shaped global political, economic, and social systems and relations creating inequalities that concentrate poverty, structural violence, economic and social exclusion, in racialized and indigenous communities globally.
As a Division Director you will:
- Provide strategic leadership for programming to ensure advance of Intersectional Justice within and beyond OSF.
- Contribute to the overall leadership and management of Global Programs.
- Lead and manage a team to develop and operationalize transformative strategies to advance intersectional justice within and beyond OSF
- Build key internal and external partnerships, represent the Foundation, and leverage strategic tools and expertise from across the network to advance shared goals and advocacy strategies
- Lead partnership, ally-ship and solidarity with global gender justice movements , Dalits , racial justice, and indigenous people’s movements ,including elected representatives of these and other vulnerable/excluded groups, particularly from the global south/east
What we are looking for:
- A thought leader with at least 10-15 years demonstrable international experience leading and working on issues of Intersectional justice across different geographies and movements, including at a multilateral level. Direct experience in applying Intersectional Justice approaches to grantmaking, programming, advocacy, and movement building will be an added advantage
- Demonstrable experience engaging with partners across geographies, building and maintaining collaborative partnerships, and working effectively within a complex global organization with a high tolerance for risk and frequent adaptation.
- A Leader and people manager with commitment to continuous learning and growth in the areas of intersectional justice, diversity, equity, equality, and Inclusion.
- Direct Experience and knowledge of the Middle East /West Asia Region, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and AFRICA, especially in women’s rights and gender justice, racial and reparative justice, global south feminist, and human rights movements would be an added advantage
- Understanding of decolonial analysis, tools, approaches, concepts, and programming, including effective use of arts and culture in intersectional justice struggles
What we offer:
- Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and learning conversations with visiting experts.
- Top-notch benefits and perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more.
- A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.
If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.
Work Authorization: Please note, this position may be eligible for work authorization sponsorship and relocation support is provided.
For London-based employment: We feel our salaries are competitive for our sector. The salary for this position starts at a minimum of £67,300.
For U.S. based employment: Open Society requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or for a sincerely held religious belief. If you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you and if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation related to Open Society’s vaccination requirement.
Competitive rates of pay apply.
We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.