Urgent Action Fund is Hiring!

April 21, 2014                                                                                                                                                                                                         By Danny Kaufman, Development & Communications Officer

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the Urgent Action Fund team. 

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights is a global women’s fund that protects, strengthens and sustains women’s and trans* human rights activists and movements at critical moments. We offer a dynamic and fast-paced work environment that encourages professional growth and leadership. We are an activist fund, governed by an international Board of Directors that provides unique insight to the women’s human rights movements worldwide.

Urgent Action Fund currently has the following position open:

Director of Programs, Full-Time (click here for a full job description)

  • The Position: The Director of Programs is responsible for advancing Urgent Action Fund’s mission, achieving strategic goals to advance women’s and trans* human rights. This includes (1) management of the Rapid Response Grantmaking; (2) management of the Advocacy & Alliance Building program, through which UAF advocates on issues that emerge in its grantmaking and that activists deem as critical to supporting and sustaining their work; and (3) management of two Program Officers, as well as consultants and interns, as needed.  

    The Director of Programs is part of the leadership team for the organization. The position is fulltime and reports directly to the Executive Director. 

  • Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience. UAF offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractic, a 3% matching retirement plan, and a generous vacation and holiday schedule.

  • Location: This position is based in Oakland, CA or New York, NY.
  • To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and 1-2 pages writing sample to employment@urgentactionfund.org. Please write “Director of Programs” in the subject heading. Position is open until filled.

Urgent Action Fund is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

Please check this page periodically for future employment & internship opportunities.