Wellspring Advisors Job Announcement

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Wellspring Advisors
New York
Job Type: 
Full Time
NY New York
Job Description: 


Wellspring Advisors, a private philanthropic consulting firm, seeks a Program Officer to join its new Racial Justice Program (RJ). RJ promotes equity and builds power among communities of color denied justice and opportunity because of systemic and structural racism and bias. Launched in the fall of 2016, the Racial Justice Program focuses on challenging the criminalization and punishment of people of color in the U.S., with an emphasis on the criminalization system’s impact on African Americans. Under the direction of the Racial Justice Program Director, the Program Officer will participate in developing and implementing a grantmaking strategy designed to support organizations and movements working to end mass incarceration and criminalization while increasing power for and equity of communities of color. The work of the Program Officer will consist of staying abreast of relevant issues, trends, and policy developments, building and maintaining close relationships with grantee organizations, soliciting and reviewing proposals, recommending and evaluating grants, and participating in funder collaboratives. Additional responsibilities include development and implementation of funding strategies and grantmaking best practices, among other activities. 

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