Careers at Headwaters Foundation for Justice
Headwaters Foundation for Justice was established in 1984 when a group of thoughtful, progressive donors got together. They believed that the people who experienced society’s injustices were essential to ending them. They used that belief to radically change philanthropy’s landscape and created a new grantmaking model—one that shifted power away from funders by placing decision-making in the hands of the people. This was the start of an innovative, community-centered, trust-centered model.
Today, the Foundation is on the leading edge of philanthropy. We still rely on a community-centered model to guide our funding decisions. Our participatory grantmaking programs prioritize community organizing that is led by and for people of color and Indigenous people.
Our mission is to amplify the power of community to advance equity and justice.
Why work for Headwaters?
At Headwaters, we care about our employees and work to build an amazing organizational culture that is grounded in our mission of social justice and equity. Working at Headwaters is more than just a job – it means making an impact in our community and developing leaders. Headwaters offers equitable salaries, health & dental insurance, 401(k) retirement benefits, generous paid time off, and other meaningful benefits that empower all employees. Headwaters Foundation for Justice is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQ persons and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Headwaters Foundation for Justice is currently hiring the following positions: