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Join Our Passionate Team

Do you believe that the women and girls in our state are powerful beyond measure? Are you committed to building gender and racial justice, led by the wisdom of our state’s communities?

If you believe listening and research can guide the way to policy change and that people most impacted by inequity are at the center of our way forward, put your skills and experience to work for the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota!

Working at the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

Hear from President & CEO, Gloria Perez, about what it’s like working at the
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota.

Who We Are

Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is a statewide community foundation that invests in systems change to drive gender and racial justice in Minnesota. Founded in 1983, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is the first 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 and racial equity. We invest in front-end of the pipeline, permanent solutions to the root causes of gender and racial injustice, 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.

How We Work

We advance our mission for gender and racial justice by contributing to a culture of learning and effective teaming, activating each staff member’s strengths and expertise. We value all members equally, provide support to one another, and are committed to advancing equity and justice as individuals and as a team. Staff members are solution-focused, value all roles, 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 use direct, respectful communication with colleagues and 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.

Competitive Benefits

  • Paid health insurance (+75% of dependent health insurance paid by WFM)
  • Term life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; long-term care insurance; accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • 1:1 401(k) retirement plan contribution match up to 7% of an employee’s salary. Traditional and Roth 401(k) options are available.
  • Facilitated Legal and ID Shield
  • Paid parking
  • Professional development

The following benefits are accumulated at 40 hours per week, pro-rated for staff working over 20 hours per week:

  • Two weeks’ vacation
  • 7 personal days
  • 12 office closure days
  • Half-day Fridays in summer
  • Paid sick leave
  • Cafeteria plan

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Current Openings

The Women’s Foundation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment.

Have questions?

If you have a question regarding our career openings or the application process,
please don’t hesitate to contact us.