We have a casual work atmosphere where everyone’s input and ideas are valued. We’re committed to work-life balance and offer everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. Since creative, enthusiastic employees are our most valued resource and the basis for our success, we take great care in how we attract, hire, and support our employees for a successful career. If you care about collaboration, curiosity, communication excellence, and continuous improvement, this position is right for you.
Disaster Response At GlobalGiving
Disaster response is one of the most visible and tangible ways GlobalGiving delivers on its mission. For the past 16 years, we have been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support. Doesn’t that sounds awesome?
When crises happen—from a hurricane in Texas to an earthquake in Nepal, to ongoing refugee crises around the world—the GlobalGiving community is there to provide support. GlobalGiving responds to major disasters by posting general relief and recovery Funds, from which we then make grants. Our grantmaking supports local and community-led immediate response and longer-term rebuilding and resiliency efforts, as funding is available and the circumstances warrant. We also provide funding to international organizations that specialize in humanitarian relief operations.
During 2020, we supported hundreds of nonprofits helping communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, while responding to hurricanes across the globe, the explosion in Beirut as well as the Australia and California Wildfires. In 2019 alone, GlobalGiving awarded nearly $10 million in grants to organizations responding to Hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey and Dorian, the 2017 earthquakes in Mexico, and annual flooding in South Asia.
Consistent with our mission to accelerate community-led change we expect our disaster response and grantmaking to emphasize the following:
Are you excited to be part of a small but mighty, entrepreneurial team in a social enterprise? Do you want to work with fantastic nonprofits around the world addressing natural and humanitarian disasters?
Our team is growing - and we are looking for a disaster response associate who will support our efforts to build and strengthen relationships with community-led organizations in disaster-affected/prone regions, and play a critical role in our trust-based grantmaking through GlobalGiving Funds and our management of the Facebook Crisis Donate Button program. You’ll have the opportunity to work closely with the Disaster Response and Marketing and Communications teams to develop human-centered impact content, telling the stories of our nonprofit partners and GlobalGiving’s increasing footprint in disaster response.
You will support wide-ranging projects with an extensive focus on our responses to emerging programs as a result of the increasing frequency of disasters worldwide. Specifically, you will collaborate across the team, navigating competing priorities - reliably sourcing and recommending high-impact, community-led partners for both internally-driven and corporate-partner-driven programs. You will support our nonprofit partners through responsive engagement, development of resources to assist them in leveraging our funding, and by creating and executing opportunities for them to foster connections and partnerships.
For our team to be a great fit for you, the following qualifications should resonate with you:
In addition, the ideal candidate would also have some or all of the following qualifications:
Salary range: $42k to $50k.
Benefits include flexible work hours, remote work options, 5 weeks of paid time off per year, professional development opportunities, and a meaningful job where you can go home at night and say, "Today, my work helped more than 700 kids get their essential health and educational needs met.” (One of many true stories.) And of course, we’ve also got you covered with benefits like health care, dental/vision, paid family leave, paid sabbaticals, commuter benefits, and 401K.
This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Disaster Response Team, Executive Lead and will be filled remotely for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once in-office operations can safely resume, this role can either be based in GlobalGiving’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. or continue to operate remotely. If you intend to apply as a remote-worker, be prepared to speak about your experience with remote employment in the recruitment process.
Applicants must reside in the United States. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have legal authorization to work in the United States for the duration of the position. GlobalGiving does not sponsor employment visas.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.