MRG Foundation is looking for a committed and inspirational leader, who has a deep understanding of racial justice and intersectionality, the ability to inspire a wider circle of people to support social justice grantmaking by elevating MRG’s work locally, regionally, and nationally, and will unleash the leadership potential of the MRG team. Learn more about the position by reviewing the full job announcement. 

About the Position

The Executive Director serves as both the external and internal leader of MRG. They will be responsible for inspiring discourse and expanding MRG’s visibility through strategic partnerships that elevate MRG’s role as a leading social justice funder. Simultaneously, they will cultivate an organizational culture that celebrates collaboration ensuring that MRG continues to work as a vibrant, inclusive, people of color-led organization.

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated success and find joy in fundraising and has strong relationships with social justice leaders, donors, and radical thinkers both inside and outside of Oregon. MRG’s Executive Director will also be enthusiastic about the power of social justice philanthropy, inspired by MRG’s vision for a just and joyful world, and eager to effectively manage and prioritize a variety of complex projects.

Salary and Benefits

Salary of ($75,000 – $85,000) per year (40 hours per week), depending on experience. Excellent medical and dental coverage. Generous vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this position. Your cover letter should be no more than two pages and should include your responses to these two questions:

  1. MRG is committed to racial and social justice. How would you integrate these values into MRG’s grantmaking, fundraising, and thought leadership work?
  2. How would you champion leadership among activist grantees, MRG staff, and a board that includes activist leaders and allies?

Applications will accepted and reviewed as received until October 28 or an offer of employment has been made and accepted. The cover letter and response to two questions, can be submitted either through email at [email protected], mailed hard copy, or hand delivered to MRG offices, 1235 SE Morrison St., Suite 100, Portland, OR. 97214. Interviewees will be asked for three references.

To learn more about MRG visit Questions about the position or application process? Contact Brooks Nelson at [email protected]  or 503-289-1517.

 MRG is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action and accessibility. We are a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse and inclusive organization. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you need any accommodations to participate in the application process, please let us know.



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