Division Director, Fiscal Justice - Global Programs
Advertiser: Open Society Foundations
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Health; Education; Welfare - Political Economy
Position type(s): Other nonacademic
Location of job: 224 West 57th Street, New York, New York, 10019, United States (map)
Degree required: None
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 2
Application deadline: 16 Aug 2022 midnight UTC (no longer accepting applications)
Current search status: Reviewing applications
Posting end date: 16 Aug 2022
Ad text:

Division Director, Fiscal Justice- Global Programs
New York, Nairobi, Berlin, Washington, D.C., Brussels, Seoul, Bogota, London, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your experience advancing green, inclusive and equitable economic policy agendas? We’re seeking a Division Director to be based in one of our hub or regional offices to lead a team designing and executing strategies to tackle socio-economic inequalities through redistributive fiscal policies.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Division Director for Fiscal Justice works in the Equity Pillar of Global Programs. This pillar works to promote fiscal justice and safeguard essential public services, to advance corporate accountability and worker rights, to promote refugee protection and to ensure just drug policy. https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/who-we-are/programs

As a Division Director at Open Society, you will:

  • Lead a team to develop and execute strategies that advance fiscal justice, safeguard essential public services, and promote green, inclusive, and equitable economic policies.
  • Implement strategy using multiple tools and make decisions related to authorizing/declining grants within an approved budget.
  • Provide strategic leadership and people-management and contribute to the overall leadership and management of Global Programs.
  • Build key internal and external partnerships, including with government, multilateral and private sector actors, and leverage tools and expertise from across the network to advance shared goals and advocacy strategies.

What we are looking for:

  • 5-7 years of management experience and at least 10 years of experience in a field connected to the advancement of economic rights and justice.
  • Deep knowledge of and experience working on issues relating to tax policy, public budgets and debt, social and economic inclusion issues.
  • Knowledge of advocacy targets with international financial institutions; multilateral spaces addressing Sustainable Development Goals; the corporate sector and other actors.
  • Demonstrated management skills, and ability to develop clear strategic goals consistent with the program’s overall objectives.
  • Practical experience using multiple tools to effect change, including grant-making, campaigning, coalition-building, NGO strengthening, and policy research.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and growth in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism and social justice.
  • Commitment to listening and working with humility; ways of working that are respectful to all people; and that support space and voice for all diverse perspectives in our workplace.

Desirable (but not required):

  • Strong networks within international financial institutions.
  • Fluency in additional languages besides English.

What we offer:

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and learning conversations with visiting experts.
  • Top-notch benefits and perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more.
  • A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.

See what a day in the life of a Director/Team Manager at Open Society is like.

If this sounds like the position you have been looking for, please submit your cover letter and CV; we look forward to learning more about you.

Closing date: 16 August 2022.

Work Authorization: Please note, this position may be eligible for work authorization sponsorship and relocation support is provided.

For London-based employment: We feel our salaries are competitive for our sector. The salary for this position starts at a minimum of £79,400. Your offer will be based on your level of experience.

For U.S. based employment: Open Society requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or for a sincerely held religious belief.

If you may require an accommodation, please apply for any roles that interest you and if hired, you will receive information on how to request a reasonable accommodation related to Open Society’s vaccination requirement.

Competitive rates of pay apply.

We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and colleagues with disabilities.

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