Greening Youth and Growald Foundation International Fellowship Program
Position: Impact Fellow – Growald
In collaboration with the Growald Family Fund, the Greening Youth Foundation will work to recruit, place, and train fellows to work at the Growald Family Fund international partner sites through the International Fellowship Program. This program will advance the goals of both organizations.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Increase diversity in environmental organizations.
- Increase the number of recent graduates from HBCUs with international experiences.
- Develop and strengthen resources for young adults transitioning from universities into the workforce.
- Contribute to and build the capacity of host organizations, ensuring that this program is symbiotic for both parties.
Help us reverse climate change! An exciting opportunity to join Growald, a high-impact venture philanthropy fund catalyzing the rapid transition to a clean energy future.
Who We Are
Growald Family Fund’s mission is a high-impact venture philanthropy fund catalyzing the rapid transition to a clean energy future. We believe that philanthropy plays a key role in nurturing new climate solutions, building a vibrant civil society, and supporting objective research and analysis for use by governments, NGOs, and foundation partners. We invest in a portfolio of organizations poised to create an outsized impact on the transformation of the electricity sector. We work in partnership with a network of like-minded foundations and nonprofit partners internationally, as well as with academic and policy research institutions.
Growald Family Fund is operated by a small, tightly-knit team. We work to scope out and scale new grantees and new opportunities, create partnerships, and work with partner foundations to strengthen the philanthropic community’s response to the climate crisis. Our team is composed of passionate, dedicated, and highly flexible individuals.
As the Impact Fellow, you will partner with Growald Family Fund team members to capture and measure the impact of the organization’s work across its three pillars: venture philanthropy portfolio, Furthering the Field, and network leadership. Specifically, you will partner with the Philanthropic Network Manager and Portfolio Manager to build tools and processes to capture and codify the key impact outcomes from our work throughout 2021 to support the writing of our 2021 impact report and our ongoing impact reporting to the Board of Directors and key partners.
Additionally, the Impact Fellow will help to catalyze the impact of a network of 60+ foundations that are working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy by helping to build and maintain a list of grantmaking opportunities that are aligned with our network’s goals and strategies. The Impact Fellow will also support ad hoc projects to support the success of our network leadership efforts, including: supporting our annual network funding data collection and analysis process; conducting prospect research to identify potential new philanthropic network members; helping to create materials for philanthropic partners that describe the work and impact of the network; and helping to support the preparation and execution of the network’s annual meeting in December 2021. The Impact Fellow will directly report to Portfolio Manager/Philanthropic Network Manager, and is a core member of the strategy/program team.
You are a great fit for the role if:
● You love data — organizing it, analyzing it, and telling stories with it
● You are comfortable with spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and learning new tech platforms
● You are curious to learn about civil society’s response to addressing the climate crisis
● You love collaborating and being a part of a team
● You are high energy, self-motivated
● You have outstanding communication skills (both written and verbal) and interpersonal interactions
● You have excellent attention to detail and organization skills
● You bring a pragmatic approach to work and are adaptable and a team player
Portfolio Impact Metrics Development 60%
● Conduct research to determine best practices in measuring impact
● Review existing metrics and practices and recommend system improvements
● Develop systems (tools and processes) to capture impact across three pillars of work
● Develop a dashboard system to track and report impact
Network Impact Metrics Development 40%
● Help build and maintain a list of grantmaking opportunities for the network
● Support the network’s annual network funding data collection and analysis process
● Conduct prospect research and identify potential new funding partners
● Create materials for philanthropic partners
● Support the preparation and execution of the network’s annual meeting
● A graduate (or anticipated graduation of May 2021) of a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a major in a relevant discipline such as environmental studies, political science, psychology, sociology, or nonprofit management
● Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
● Familiarity with Google Docs and Microsoft Office Suite
● Familiarity with visualization tools , but not required
● Possess individual initiative and able to follow directions and work independently in a small office environment
● Excellent analytical, research, and problem solving skills with attention to detail
● Basic knowledge of key issues around climate change and fossil fuels preferred
This position is remote for the first three months of the six-month program. Once safe travel is permissible, program participants will travel and work at the international host site for the remainder of the program. All documentation, travel, and housing arrangements required for safe voyage and establishment at the host company’s international location will be arranged and expenses covered.
GYF and Growald would love to know more about you as an applicant and your aspirations in the sustainability field. As a supplement to your online application, please submit at three-minute video (MP3 file) detailing the following:
- A short and persuasive opening statement or your elevator pitch introducing us to you. Include your name and any quantifiable achievements.
- A brief overview of your skills, experience, and/or interest detailing why you are tailored for the role you are applying for.
- Lastly, a brief statement of your views on the intersection of climate change and diversity on a global scale.
Videos and inquiries should be submitted directly to email@example.com.