Work with Us at Headwaters

If you share our mission and values, we want to work with you. Our staff members are organizers, facilitators, creatives, and advocates who show up for each other to advance their Headwaters goals. Organizational culture is something we actively shape together as a team, encouraging leadership and collaboration at all levels.  

Personal and Professional Development 
Holistic wellness is a priority at Headwaters, and we are committed to developing the talents, skills, and leadership of our team. We have systems and practices in place that help staff be and do their best. We offer flexible professional development and wellness dollars; ten hours of professional development time each month; and a six-week sabbatical after five years of employment. 

Benefits, Holidays, and Paid Time Off 
Headwaters offers excellent benefits. This includes 100% of employee-only and 90% of employee plus family and dependent health and dental insurance; a 401K retirement plan with a five percent employer contribution after a 90-day probationary period; and a flexible spending account. Headwaters also offers generous time off for professional development, holidays, sick time, and vacation. 

We observe all Federal holidays in addition to a winter break between Christmas Eve Day and New Year’s Day. Headwaters supports staff who celebrate other personal and religious holidays.  

It is important for all staff to step away from work to renew themselves. That is why Headwaters provides generous paid time off: personal days, 12 sick days, and 20 vacation days. We are planning for a four-day workweek during Summer 2021. 

Current Job Opportunities

We want to fill the following position:

A Program Officer, Black Movement Ecosystem to design and facilitate the Black Seed Fellowship and to co-facilitate HFJ's Giving Project Program. Salary range is $63,851 - $74,454. The application window will close Friday, January 29, 2021.

  • In your cover letter for the Program Officer position, please explain your interest and relevant experience in supporting the leadership of Black-led movements for change, and how your skills and commitments align with the position description.
  • Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis—applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible.

To apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume in an email with Program Officer, Black Movement Ecosystem as the subject line to Human Resources at by the posted deadline.