Gulf South Program Officer - Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice

Opportunity Type: Job

In this newly created position that the selected candidate will help shape, the Gulf South Program Officer will manage an annual grant-making portfolio of approximately $6M focused in the Gulf South, anchored in Texas and Louisiana with consideration for additional future grant-making in Mississippi and/or Alabama dependent on fundraising.

Oil, gas, and petrochemical pollution in Texas and Louisiana is expected to increase dramatically over the next 15 years, threatening to nullify all the global warming emission reductions achieved in the U.S. power sector over the last two decades. Groups in the region have asked for support in a just transition toward a cleaner, healthier, safer, and more equitable future. Working within a participatory decision-making structure, the program officer will work with co-directors, grantee partners, allied funders, and others to support an ecosystem of grantee partners. This ecosystem will work to achieve collective goals of reducing harmful pollution and building a healthier and more just society.

The Gulf South Program Officer will support grantee partners by making multi-year general operating and healing justice and holistic security grants; helping to craft compelling stories of collective progress and impact; and connecting grantee partners with other donors and potential supporters. The ideal candidate for this role is an entrepreneurial self-starter and inclusive bridge-builder who approaches new situations with humility and faces challenges with courage and humor.

The Hive Fund’s compensation practices support staff in thriving and are part of living into the just, equitable world we are actively creating. These practices are guided by the Hive Fund’s six core values , especially transparency, equity, and healing & security. The salary range for this position is $125,000 - $165,000, commensurate with qualifications, plus access to professional development resources, and the competitive benefits package provided to all Windward Fund employees including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays. 

Email a cover letter, resume and a short (1-2 page) writing sample by April 1, 2021 to