Who We Are
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is a statewide community foundation that invests in innovation to drive gender equity in Minnesota. Founded in 1983, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is the first and largest statewide women’s foundation in the country. We hold a unique niche among Minnesota community foundations.
Through our grantmaking, we fund programs across the state that drive “systems change” – shifts in individual, cultural, and community attitudes and behaviors, and shifts in institutions and policies that serve as barriers to gender equity. We invest in front-end of the pipeline, permanent solutions to the root causes of gender inequity, including sexism, racism, poverty, violence, homophobia, health disparities, lack of women’s leadership, and more — all complex problems that impact women and girls, families, and communities.
An operating practice that sets us apart from other philanthropies is our Intersectional Lens Framework™, where we apply a gender, race, place, equity (class, age, ability, LGTBQ, and immigration status) lens to all our annual grantmaking, research, and public policy work.
How We Work
In our office, we strive for strategic excellence and teaming, and each of us commits to the success of the Foundation. Staff members are expected to exhibit initiative, be solution-focused, and build cross-department cooperation and learning. We govern with excellence by using our annual operating plan to move forward the Foundation’s Board of Trustees’ Strategic Plan.
We value and are committed to a healthy work culture grounded in respect and trust. Staff members are expected to use direct, respectful communication with colleagues and to share immediate feedback when conflicts arise, with a commitment to resolution before seeking supervisor intervention.
We like fun, too. Celebration and humor are important threads woven throughout the Foundation’s culture. We celebrate personal (ex. birthdays, other events) and professional milestones, and we prioritize team-building and leadership development throughout the year.
Current Employment Opportunities
Director of Community Impact:
The Director of Community Impact will lead implementation and management of the Foundation’s grantmaking, evaluation, leadership, and field-building programs that enable large-scale systems change. This position will create alignment of these programmatic areas to advance the Foundation’s strategic goals. Among the many skills required to be successful in this position, a candidate must display excellence in the following four key areas:
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and equity.
- Effectively build community through relationships within and across stakeholder groups.
- Drive a high volume of work forward in a fast-paced environment with adaptability, positive energy, solution-focus, and commitment to excellence.
- Ability to be a translator of logic models, theories of change, research and evaluation data.
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How to Apply
Applicants should send resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will be open until filled.
No phone calls, please.