Director of Programs
The Director of Programs (DoP) will be responsible for leading Third Wave in researching, building, implementing, and maintaining innovative systems and processes to support our grantmaking and capacity-building programs. This includes grantmaking systems, grants data, evaluations and learning, program work plan alignment, program team training, and other programmatic strategy setting and execution. Reporting to the Co-Directors, the DoP would be a new member of Third Wave’s leadership team and will be involved in a wide range of strategic planning and programmatic initiatives. This position will be responsible for the overall success of our six grantmaking programs: Mobilize Power Fund, Grow Our Power Fund, Own Our Power Fund, Sex Worker Giving Circle, Disability Frontlines Fund, and Accountable Futures Fund.
The Disability Frontlines Fund Program Officer (PO) plays a critical role in the successful execution of Third Wave’s Disability Frontlines Fund grantmaking program. In conjunction with the Co-Directors and Director or Programs, the PO is responsible for building and sustaining Third Wave’s Disability Frontlines Fund in consultation with a diverse group of Disabled, D/deaf, Sick, and Mad community activists, grantee organizations, and supporters. The PO will coordinate the program through a learning phase of gathering data from the first two years of grantmaking, and a strategic phase of implementing the learnings.
The PO is also responsible for supervising and supporting the leadership development of the Program Associate. Some evenings, weekends, and travel required, when it is safe to travel.
We seek Co-Director candidates that have a vision for gender justice philanthropy and a deep connection to grassroots organizing with young Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) most directly impacted by and best positioned to end gender oppression. Co-Directors should apply together, as we will not be matching solo candidates. Third Wave Fund is a collaborative organization, so we’re seeking Co-Directors who can balance giving direction to advance our organization’s strategy while also honoring and drawing upon the lived experiences and professional expertise of our staff, Advisory Council, grantees, and other stakeholders. As a by-and-for organization, we encourage applications from members of our communities, particularly those who have held some management responsibilities but are seeking to grow into organizational leadership positions. Third Wave is committed to providing coaching and other professional development support to help the right candidates succeed in their new roles.