Job Opportunity: President, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Monday, July 13, 2020

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) envisions a society in which everyone thrives no matter where they were born. To make that vision a reality, we galvanize philanthropy to advance immigrant justice and belonging.

As the nation’s only immigrant-focused philanthropy-supporting organization (PSO), we work with our more than 130 member institutions, the 1,200 individual grantmakers in our network, our partners in the field, and other PSOs to mobilize funder resources on the most pressing issues facing immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

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At a pivotal moment in history for the immigrant justice movement, GCIR offers a powerful platform for galvanizing philanthropy to advance a long-term affirmative vision for a just, equitable, and inclusive society—and a vibrant and pluralistic democracy.

The new GCIR president will lead a highly influential organization with a stellar track record of accomplishments, an outstanding reputation as a thought leader, and well-established relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in philanthropy and the field. Building upon a solid foundation established by the founding president, the new president will have the opportunity to shape GCIR’s future direction and focus in alignment with the organization’s mission and values.

The president will work closely with a dedicated board of directors, leveraging their expertise, connections, and resources to advance organizational goals. The president will lead a team of talented and high-performing staff, who have a wide range of lived and professional experiences. The senior management team—comprising the vice president of programs, vice president of operations, and director of communications and development—is ready to share leadership responsibility and partner with the new president in defining, prioritizing, and executing the work. With a focus on professional development and internal diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work over the past year and a half, the entire team is well positioned to help GCIR accomplish its objectives and increase its impact in the coming years. 

GCIR is in a strong financial position, with an annual operating budget of $2.6 million. The new president will prioritize fundraising and institutional advancement to maintain GCIR’s strong fiscal health and to strengthen its long-term sustainability. Continued resource development, including
membership cultivation and retention, will be another key responsibility.

The immediate focus of the role will be on navigating GCIR through a major leadership transition; forging relationships with staff and board; maintaining the impressive range of external relationships held by the organization; planning and leading a fundraising strategy; and leading the staff and Board through the process of building a new strategic plan to support GCIR’s mission of advancing more affirmative immigrant-related grantmaking.

The role provides an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to expand GCIR’s sphere of influence within philanthropy, utilizing strategic thinking, advocacy, and influencing skills.

If you wish to apply please first read the full Position Announcement with more detail on the role’s key responsibilities and GCIR’s key requirements of candidates. It can be found at: GCIR President Position Announcement

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