Temporary Consultant

Logistics Coordinator for National Advocates Convening

The Security & Rights Collaborative of the Proteus Fund seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented, self-starter to coordinate the logistics of a convening of national advocates to be held in the first quarter of 2015. While remote candidates will be considered, candidates based in the Washington, D.C. metro area (where the convening will be held) are preferred, to enable the coordinator to be on-site during the convening. The contract period will be from mid-January to mid/late-March. We anticipate the consultancy to entail approximately 120 hours of work, the majority of which will be allocated to pre-convening planning and preparation (between mid-January and late February/early March) and attendance at the three-day convening, with the remaining hours allocated to post-convening work, which will mainly entail managing reimbursements to convening participants. This is a part-time, temporary contract position and does not offer any benefits.
The Security & Rights Collaborative (SRC) is planning a three-day convening of approximately 25 – 30 individuals, to be held in late February or early March 2015. Convening attendees will be advocates working on civil rights/racial justice issues across the nation. The convening will likely be held at the Airlie Center, located in Warrenton, VA, approximately one-hour from Washington, D.C.
We are seeking a consultant to coordinate the logistics of the convening, including arranging travel with the attendees, coordinating with convening venue, attending and managing all logistics during the convening and assisting with any post-convening follow-up such as reimbursements for travel, etc.
Additional information and a more detailed job description can be found: www.proteusfund.org/logistics-coordinator.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume and a list of 2-3 references.
Deadline: Applicants should submit materials by email to Lindsay Ryder, SRC Program Officer at lryder@proteusfund.org by January 9, 2015.
Please contact Lindsay with any questions regarding this opportunity prior to submitting an application.
The rate for this contract position is $25/hour, with an anticipated 120 hours of work for a total compensation of $3,000.


Temporary Consultant:

Regional Program Coordinator
San Francisco Bay Area

The Security & Rights Collaborative of the Proteus Fund seeks an experienced, highly organized, detail oriented self-starter to advise on, develop and implement a groundbreaking relationship building program between Muslim, Arab and South Asian (MASA) community leaders and racial justice leaders in the Bay Area. The contract period will be from mid-January 2015 – February 2016. We anticipate  the consultancy  to entail approximately 50-60 hours of work per month. This is a part-time, temporary contract position.
The Security & Rights Collaborative (SRC), in partnership with local Bay Area funders, will be implementing an innovative and transformative relationship building program in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2015. This programming will be designed to enhance and complement similar programming we are conducting with advocates in other U.S. cities as well as with federal policy advocates. The grassroots leaders we invite to participate in the programming in the Bay Area will be leaders within MASA and broader racial justice and civil rights organizations. These leaders will convene at least four times over the course of 12-18 months, including one larger meeting in which the leaders from federal policy advocacy groups (also representing MASA and racial justice/civil rights constituencies) will participate. By convening the same group of individuals multiple times, our goal is to create opportunities to build trust and sustained relationships as well as reflect on commonalities and differences in the specific issues faced by local communities. Creating an opportunity for local leaders to meet with national advocates creates lines of communication that will open up opportunities for national-level attention and momentum.
After investing in 12 months of programming and supporting collaborative efforts with small grants, our intent is that the SRC (along with local and national funding partners) will increase grantmaking to support the organizations that participated in the program and their allies, so as to promote collaborative and inclusive racial justice advocacy in the short- and long-terms.
We are seeking a consultant to assist the SRC in planning and implementing the Bay Area programming, including selecting participants, developing and implementing the programming over the course of the year, providing regular updates and reports on the results and evaluating and assessing the programming at the end of the year.
This is a temporary contract position and compensation will be dependent on experience. Please include an hourly rate in application materials. This position does not offer any benefits.
Additional qualifications and a detailed job description can be found on the Proteus Fund website: 
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of 2-3 references.
Deadline: Applicants should submit materials by email to Shireen Zaman, SRC Program Director at szaman@proteusfund.org by January 9, 2015.


Partnership Associate Grant Writer

This position will be responsible for the development, writing, editing and submission of grant proposals, reports and other written materials to foundations and individual donors.  The position will support the partnership development efforts for the Piper Fund which works to build a movement to address corporate and special interest influence on our democracy.  This position reports to the Chief of Staff in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Qualified candidates should have these preferred skills: Bachelor's degree and five years + of experience in writing proposals and reports to foundations and individual donors; Must possess excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills; Ability to prioritize and manage multiple high-priority tasks and responsibilities under tight deadlines and schedules; Comfortable working independently and as part of a team to complete assignments; Strong computer literacy skills are required; Experience working with Donor Perfect, Raisers Edge, or similar fundraising data management systems a plus; Knowledge of Money in Politics and Fair Courts topics a plus.  Additional qualifications and a detailed job description can be found at:
Interested candidates shall submit a letter of interest, a resume, salary requirements, and names and contact information for three references.  Please submit materials electronically to hr@proteusfund.org with subject line:  Partnership Associate Grant Writer.
No phone calls, please.  Applications received by January 2, 2015 will be given priority consideration.
Proteus Fund is a grant making foundation committed to advancing justice through democracy, human rights and peace. We partner with individual donors and foundations to achieve their goals, through strategy development, research and fund management. Proteus is known for tailored grant making initiatives that are responsive, have high impact and integrate support for lobbying activity. Our work is at the leading edge of democracy and social change.
Proteus Fund believes that one of the great strengths of the community is the rich diversity of its residents and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race,color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental handicap, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law.  Proteus Fund’s policies and practices are to reflect Proteus Fund’s commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment. 
                                 Proteus Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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