Texas Pride Impact Funds

Program Director

About Texas Pride Impact Funds

Texas Pride Impact Funds (TPIF) is a rapidly growing LGBTQ+ community foundation for Texas. In November of 2018, our inaugural year of grantmaking, we awarded $120,000 to fifteen organizations across Texas. By the end of 2022, in just four years, TPIF will have exceeded awarding $1 million to 60+ organizations, on our way to our stated goal of annual funding of $1 million by 2026. We are the only public foundation focused on the needs of LGBTQ+ people in Texas.

TPIF engages and mobilizes donors and funders in:

  • giving that moves resources to strengthen diverse organizations, projects, and leaders building equitable opportunities for support, advocacy, and community serving every part of the state.
  • legacy giving that secures our community’s future funding and capacity well beyond our own lifetime.

Position Summary

The Dallas Foundation is seeking an inventive, energetic, and resourceful individual for Texas Pride Impact Funds’ grant programmatic work. The Project Director will be responsible for completing a variety of objectives or projects for TPIF’s grant and cohort-based education programs, which will integrate into our communication strategy with partners and stakeholders to ensure overall mission continuity.

This position is an independent contractor position and reports to the board president. The Program Director position allows the individual to exercise their own judgment, without official hours or a prescribed minimum or maximum number of hours worked per week, to achieve the designated objectives set out below. The Dallas Foundation is Texas Pride Impact Funds’ fiscal sponsor, therefore an Independent Contractor Agreement with The Dallas Foundation will be utilized for this position. In consideration for completing the necessary projects and assignments, the annual compensation range is $52,000 –$58,000, depending on experience.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Director’s main objectives will be to (1) facilitate grantmaking; (2) expand community outreach; and (3) fundraise. Additionally, while the Project Director will have autonomy over the means and method of their work, the Project Director will be expected to keep the Dallas Foundation and TPIF apprised of their progress in these three areas.

TPIF expects that a Program Director would have experience successfully completing the above-referenced objectives by completing the following types of activities or projects:

Facilitate Grantmaking

  • Vetting, tracking, and responding to phone and email funding inquiries
  • Developing RPF materials, including scoring rubric and application materials, in partnership with TPIF leadership
  • Participating in TPIF’s institutional funders’ learning communities
  • Adhering to our institutional funders’ grant requirements and preparing grant reports (baseline, interim, and final)
  • Facilitating grants deliberation with our Board of Directors and our yet-to-be-formed Community Advisory Council* (CAC), planned for 2021/2022
  • Coordinating grant payment with TPIF Treasurer
  • Communicating regularly with grantees on grant requirements and expectations
  • Collecting, organizing, analyzing, and synthesizing grants reports and data for Board of Directors and CAC
  • Evaluating and reporting grantee outcomes to the Board of Directors

Expanding Community Outreach: Cohort-Based Education and Network-Building

  • Representing TPIF at community-based outreach events
  • Develop convenings for select grantees that respond to the needs and interests of specific grant programs
  • Creating presentations, securing speakers, and developing materials for periodic workshops
  • Promoting networking and collaboration among grantees
  • Developing and maintaining a database of grantees and community organizations

Fundraising

  • Contributing content that amplifies our grantees and their work for newsletters, donor reports, our website, social media, and events
  • Developing reports as required by TPIF’s institutional funders
  • Supporting efforts to secure grant revenue via research, writing, and reporting

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with at least five years of grantmaking and/or relevant nonprofit work experience particularly focused on the challenges and needs of LGBTQ+ populations living with or vulnerable to HIV and program evaluation. Experience working with communities of color, transgender/gender nonbinary persons, and/or within rural communities required. The individual should also understand how multiple strategies, including arts and culture, advocacy, healthcare, and community building can benefit PLWH and under-resourced communities including border regions, rural and urban centers.

The individual should also exhibit: Professionalism; Excellent verbal communication and writing skills including compelling storytelling; comfortability speaking to individuals from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; the ability to work both independently; and comfort learning and using new computer software are a must. Experience independently leading educational and cohort-based workshops - especially in a virtual environment - is a plus. We are seeking diverse candidates who represent the individuals we hope to serve as part of this grant program - BIPOC, transgender/gender nonbinary, and PLWH encouraged to apply.

In the absence of a bachelor’s degree, applicants should have a solid record of at least seven years’ experience working full-time in the nonprofit sector or a field closely related to this position. Candidates should have experience managing their own schedules to ensure the various TPIF objectives are completed in a timely manner, as they will have control over their work schedule. The ability to work virtually is required. Professional proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

To Apply

Texas Pride Impact Funds is an equity based non-profit organization committed to an inclusive work environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community, which extends to independent contractors. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities who are underrepresented in the field of philanthropy are encouraged to apply.

Please send (1) a letter of interest and (2) your resume to info@txpif.org. Please include “Program Director” in the subject line of your email.  In your letter of interest, please make it a point to address the skills and experiences you bring to this role, as outlined above. Specifically, we would appreciate you addressing:

  1. Your commitment to Texas Pride Impact Funds' work, mission, and values;
  2. Why you are interested in this role specifically; and
  3. How your experience and background have prepared you for a role like this.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by November 8th, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, though applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The independent contractor position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found, as the position is available immediately. For any question regarding position, please address them to: info@txpif.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent verbal communication and writing skills including compelling storytelling; comfortability speaking to individuals from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds; the ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and comfort learning and using new computer software are a must. Experience leading educational and cohort-based workshops - especially in a virtual environment - is a plus. We are seeking diverse candidates who represent the individuals we hope to serve as part of this grant program - BIPOC, transgender/gender nonbinary, and PLWH encouraged to apply.

In the absence of a bachelor’s degree, applicants should have a solid record of at least seven years’ experience working full-time in the nonprofit sector or a field closely related to this position.

The ability to work virtually is required. Professional proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

To Apply 

Texas Pride Impact Funds is an equity based non-profit organization committed to an inclusive work environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities who are underrepresented in the field of philanthropy are encouraged to apply. 

Please send (1) a letter of interest and (2) your resume to info@txpif.org. Please include “Program Director” in the subject line of your email.  

In your letter of interest, please make it a point to address the skills and experiences you bring to this role, as outlined above. Specifically, we would appreciate you addressing: 

  1. Your commitment to Texas Pride Impact Funds' work, mission, and values 
  2. Why you are interested in this role specifically  
  3. How your experience and background have prepared you for a role like this  

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by October 24th, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, though applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found, as the position is available immediately. For any question regarding position, please address them to: info@txpif.org.