To solve our toughest issues, we need everyday people, who stand in solidarity with the community’s needs, to use their power to push for justice. In short, we need community leaders.
But, millions of us, especially from underrepresented and undervalued communities, face barriers – whether uncompensated time, poor civic education, or obscure decision-making processes – to becoming community leaders.
At GenUnity, we know community leadership is a muscle. We support diverse adults to learn a civic practice and build their muscle through our 3-month, 2-3 hour/week programs. Members translate their growth into sustained action as part of our lifelong community.
We are already seeing impact in real-time. Our members are driving systemic changes in their local and state governments – whether through legislation or joining planning boards and citizen’s councils.
GenUnity was co-founded by Jerren Chang and Nimisha Ganesh, recent graduates from Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School. GenUnity was a President’s Innovation Challenge finalist and part of the Harvard Innovation Labs’ Venture Incubation Program and Harvard Business School’s Rock Accelerator.
We are looking to bring on a specialist to support our grant writing efforts. The ideal candidate would have prior experience writing successful grant proposals, particularly for nonprofits working in the civic education and engagement space. The position will be 8-10 hours a week and report directly to the CEO. The position will be compensated based on organization’s ability to pay.
We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and are deeply committed to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates interested in the role should send an email with a short description of their interest and resume (highly encouraged) to email@example.com.
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