Head of Philanthropy

Head of Philanthropy

Equality Fund

Canada, Outside US   |   November 4, 2020

Our Future Depends on Feminism

Inequality. Poverty. Climate Change. Conflict. All over the world, feminist movements are building solutions to the most pressing problems of our time. Yet funding for feminist movements remains stuck in the past. Traditional charity models keep money and power at the top, leaving feminist movements starved for steady funding and control over their future. Every day, many of our planet’s most promising changemakers are systematically denied resources and power. This puts everyone’s future at risk.

At the Equality Fund, we believe that feminist movements deserve support that is as revolutionary and reliable as they are. Money is power and shifting power to feminist leaders demands that we fundamentally shift the ways that money flows into their hands. The solution is about mobilizing more resources, but it is also about betting big on an entirely new funding strategy that liberates our movements from dependency on broken models of the past.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Co-CEO, the Equality Fund is seeking an energetic, creative, and bold fundraising professional to lead our philanthropy team. The Head of Philanthropy will lead their team towards EF’s ambitious 5-year $80M target by focusing on the strategic growth of its supporter base and diverse fundraising channels. Confident and adaptable, the ideal Head of Philanthropy is comfortable with complexity, able to embrace working in an environment of ambiguity, and is at ease shifting between immediate needs and longer-term strategic goals. The Head will prioritize and focus fund development plans and construct systems/processes to drive results and ensure accountability to achieve goals.

This successful candidate will bring a strong track record of leading unique and inspiring philanthropy programs, especially those that create meaningful and authentic relationships and engagement opportunities with donor partners. This includes major gifts stewardship programs, with demonstrated success closing and managing six and ideally seven figure gifts. A strategic leader and experienced fundraising professional, the Head will bring significant broad-based fund development expertise to lead the design and execution of comprehensive and diverse philanthropy programs including major gifts, corporate, annual giving, planned giving, and institutional foundations, that will effectively leverage our unique value proposition to exponentially increase fundraising revenue.

Expressing Interest

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been engaged by the Equality Fund to advise in this pivotal leadership hire.  Leading this search is Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of the Global Practice, Sarah Avendaño, Consultant, Executive Search and Ashley Troyer, Coordinator, Project Management. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role, please submit your completed application – both your compelling cover letter (addressing how this role fits in your life now, motivation, and your suitability per the above role specifications) as well as your CV/resume here. Only completed applications, with both CV/resume and cover letter, will be presented to the client.

Read and download the position profile HERE.