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Co-Directors Being Hired for the Transforming Power Fund

The Transforming Power Fund (TPF) is a new Detroit-based social justice fund committed to transformative systems change. The fund is being developed as a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects,

The Transforming Power Fund is an attempt to put into practice the 12 Recommendations for Detroit Funders produced in 2015 by Allied Media Projects and Detroit Peoples’ Platform. It is also informed by the research of the 2017 report, Changing the Conversation: Philanthropic Funding and Community Organizing in Detroit.

Through community-led grantmaking and donor organizing the TPF aims to model a more equitable approach to traditional philanthropy. The TPF is rooted in the following values: inclusion, equity, justice (racial, economic, gender, disability, environmental), personal transformation, structural transformation, intergenerational relationships, cooperation, collaboration, continual learning, creativity, audacity, healing, and working across boundaries.

The TPF is seeking two visionary, talented, and dedicated leaders to serve as co-directors of the fund. The role of the co-directors will be to work from the strong framework that has been developed over three years of community engagement. The ideal co-director team will bring a mix of audacious vision for how philanthropy can be transformed and pragmatic implementation skills to ultimately bring that vision to life through Transforming Power Fund.

Joint applications from people with existing track records of collaborative work are strongly encouraged. Individuals may also apply. The positions will be housed at Allied Media Projects in Detroit. Starting salary for each Co-Director is $65,000 plus benefits. The ideal start date is December 1, 2018.

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