Social Justice

Social Justice and Advocacy

Social justice has been one of Koya’s key areas of focus since its founding in 2004. We have had the privilege of partnering with a wide range of organizations focused on advancing human rights and equality in the U.S. and globally.

We approach this work with a strong diversity and equity lens, understanding that social justice organizations are most effective when they reflect the communities that they serve. From our broad experience, we know that our role as a recruiting partner to these organizations comes with the responsibility to ensure that we are designing and implementing transparent, inclusive processes and working to place leaders who reflect traditionally underrepresented groups.

We are passionate about maintaining and growing a deep network of leaders who are fighting for racial and gender justice, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, immigrant rights, gun control, and other issues. Our work in these areas spans from placing leaders in the world of progressive philanthropy to placing activists on the frontline and administrative leaders who ensure these organizations are operating for maximum impact.

Our deep understanding of the unique characteristics of social justice organizations as well as our team’s personal commitment and lived experience allows us to bring a collaborative and consultative approach that is rooted in equity principles and based on collaboration, listening, and partnership.

Selected Clients

We are proud to have worked with the selected social justice and advocacy clients listed below and many more.

Selected Placed Leaders

We are proud to have placed hundreds of transformational leaders with clients across the country and around the world. We support and celebrate these leaders as they continue to create a deep and measurable impact on our world.

Current Opportunities

Portfolio Manager

The Portfolio Manager will source and evaluate new investment opportunities, lead due diligence on high potential opportunities, and assist with structuring deal terms.

Deputy Director

As a member of the Guidance Team (Groundswell’s executive leadership), the Deputy Director will be instrumental in overseeing day to day internal operations, including coordinating the activities of the Guidance Team and ensuring strong alignment, communication, and cohesion across the organization toward effective and timely implementation of the five-year Strategic Blueprint and Annual Operating Plan.

Chief Development Officer

The Chief Development Officer will be focused on supporting the growth and stewardship of Groundswell’s vibrant and engaged individual donor and foundation funder community, and will directly supervise a Foundation Relations Manager, Donor Community Manager, and Communications Director, as well as a group of consultants and outside vendors. This full-time position is location-flexible.

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