Maine Philanthropy Center

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New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Inc. Seeks Director of Learning

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Inc. (Grassroots Fund) is hiring a Director of Learning!  

The Grassroots Fund seeks a dynamic and collaborative individual who has an established record of direct environmental justice/just transition work in marginalized communities. The Director of Learning is a new position focused on participatory action research, including establishing, implementing and overseeing ongoing data collection systems, learning loops and participatory evaluation. The Director of Learning will lead or play an active role in development of new programs and pilots as well as in ongoing grant review as needed across grant programs. The Director of Learning will report to the Executive Director.

The Director of Learning has four primary focus areas in support of the organization’s mission:

  1. Oversee participatory action research that will include the development and ongoing improvement of framework for grantee/participant data collection, mapping and participatory evaluation. This role will include working with all program staff to enhance these systems across grantmaking, convenings, communications and other program design;
  2. Oversee a new grant program at the Grassroots Fund, currently called the New England Food System Resilience Fund. Tasks will include community needs surveying, developing a community-led steering committee, grant process/logistic design (based on steering committee recommendations) and oversight of/participation in the grant review process. As with other Grassroots Fund grant programs, oversight of the Resilience Fund will incorporate a 3-tiered participatory process with an open call for application readers, planning grantmaking committee retreats, providing applicant support, managing grant intake, review, and management of grant awards;
  3. Collaborate with Executive Director and Director of Operations across strategic initiatives;
  4. Assist, as-needed, in semiannual Grow and Young Leader grant program review.    

Job Location:  Based out of Newmarket, NH or Burlington, VT office (once safe to do so) with opportunity to work remotely.

How to Apply

Visit the position announcement on the Grassroots Fund website for more information.


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