The Heartland Fund is seeking a dedicated, creative leader to direct our new Rural Climate Initiative. Top priorities for this position include continuing development and implementation of the Rural Climate Initiative strategy, identifying and working with rural leaders across the country, increasing the funding available for rural climate work and leveraging resources of existing efforts in the climate, economic development and rural advocacy space, supporting a diverse advisory team of top rural field and thought leaders, and communicating program accomplishments and trends to our funders and grantees.
This is an exciting and dynamic job in an emerging nonprofit funding collaborative, with opportunities for advancement and leadership.
The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and excellent communicator with project management experience, campaign skills, experience working on complex policy issues, and a thoughtful approach to relationship management and racial equity issues. We are looking for a self-starter with a knack for strategy and evaluation, and an upbeat team player who shares our vision of connecting leaders and building civic and political infrastructure in rural areas.

Read full announcement here: https://www.heartlandfund.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Heartland-Rural-Climate-Initiative-Job-Announcement.pdf

This is a 100% remote role with a salary range of $110K – $125K

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time

About Rural Democracy Initiative /The Heartland Fund

The Heartland Fund, part of the Rural Democracy Initiative, is a funding collaborative that connects rural leaders with funders to build powerful, permanent civic infrastructure in small towns, small cities and rural areas. We challenge the stereotype of the conservative white rural voter, and instead center racial justice and partner with groups working in rural communities of color, and modeling groundbreaking anti-racist organizing in majority-white communities.
Our coalition of rural innovators and aligned funders is working in 20 states across diverse regions, including Alaska and Montana in the Northwest, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania in the Midwest and Northeast, Arizona in the Southwest, and North Carolina, and Georgia in the Southeast. We support rural people working to transform rural America – and therefore the entire country – for decades to come.
The Rural Climate Initiative is a new cornerstone program of the Heartland Fund.

Application Instructions

https://cloversearchworks.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk0so96 Priority deadline January 14th, 2022. Applications will be reviewed and considered on a rolling basis with interviews anticipated to start mid-January. Desired start date March 1, 2022