The Working World is a 501c3 organization with operations in the US, Nicaragua, and Argentina. We are a business lender like no other. If you've ever dreamed of being a part of a revolution in the financial sector – putting workers and economic justice at the center of your work while helping democratically run businesses thrive – then come and work with us!
The Working World builds cooperatively-owned businesses in low-income communities in the US, Argentina, and Nicaragua, using a groundbreaking model that combines non-extractive finance with tailor-made business support. We facilitate loans and business support to businesses with democratic ownership in many sectors of the economy that are designed to help facilitate business growth and worker ownership.
Since 2004, The Working World has supported more than 800 projects with over 200 businesses – lending more than four million dollars and creating hundreds of jobs in the process. We have over 98% repayment rates – unheard of in our industry. We attribute it to the tailor-made business support we are able to provide to each and every business that receives a Working World loan.
The Working World is seeking a new member of the team who can beautifully articulate our work, impact, reach, and dreams to foundations through our grant proposals, foundation reports, and ongoing communication with our institutional funders and investors. The Fundraising and Communications Officer will work closely with our Founder and Executive Director, our Director of Research & Strategy, our Director of Operations, and our Lead Office Administrator to successfully increase The Working World's operating budget over the coming years. Specifically, the Fundraising and Communications Officer will work to prepare grant proposals and grant reports, as well as keep track of the logistics of grant applications, organize and draft foundation updates and individual donor solicitation communications, and help log donations and send thank you letters.
This position will report to our Executive Director. Preference will be given to candidates who are in the New York City metro area and can work from our office in lower Manhattan.
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