A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

Career Opportunity: Director of Membership and Programs

Funders Together to End Homelessness is seeking to hire our next Director of Membership and Programs. You can view this job description as a PDF. 

Posted April 29, 2022


About Funders Together to End Homelessness 

Our Mission: Funders Together to End Homelessness will mobilize its members to utilize the voice, influence, and expertise of philanthropy in ways that will advance lasting solutions to ending homelessness, including addressing its underlying causes like structural and racial inequities, and helping create policies and systems that center people with lived expertise. 

About Funders Together: Funders Together to End Homelessness is the only philanthropic membership organization devoted to ending homelessness in the United States. We serve as a vehicle for members to be part of a broader movement and bring greater financial and intellectual resources to end homelessness and move toward housing justice, and we support the field of philanthropy by providing critical learning and networking opportunities around best practices and innovation to ensure investments are maximized.  

COVID-19: Funders Together is an entirely remote organization, and all staff work from home unless traveling for work. Due to COVID-19 several of our in-person events have shifted to a virtual format, though we plan to slowly resume travel and in-person convenings in 2022. Employment with Funders Together is conditional on full COVID-19 vaccination, with exceptions for documented medical exemptions or religious accommodations.  


Director of Membership and Programs Job Description

This position reports to the Chief Strategy Officer and leads the membership strategy and activities (recruitment, retention, and engagement) and programming strategy and development for the organization.  

  • Serve as a point of contact for members and keep apprised of their interest, activities, challenges, and work and find ways for Funders Together to support and advance their goals in a mutually beneficial way.  
  • Engage current members to deepen interactions with Funders Together and other members through member benefits and services. Support members by understanding their goals and objectives within Funders Together and for their community and customize support and resources based on member needs.  
  • Research and scope out information about members and other funders working in homelessness, housing, or intersectional issue areas. Develop and execute a recruitment strategy for new members and convert existing Basic Members (non-dues paying) to Full Members (dues-paying).   
  • Lead efforts to track, assess, and report on member engagement.  
  • Oversee and manage the onboarding and orientation process for new members.  
  • Manage the Membership and Programs Coordinator, who currently supports the membership renewal process and membership administrative tasks.  

We conduct two signature in-person events a year (during COVID-19 this temporarily shifted to a virtual format, and in 2022 we anticipate doing hybrid events), 1-2 webinars every month, and 1-2 smaller funder calls per month.  

  • Create annual programming strategy that meets the interests of our members, share timely and emerging work in housing and homelessness, and pushes philanthropy to learn about and advance housing and racial justice.  
  • Design and execute programming, including webinars, funder calls, convenings/events, and other relationship and network-building activities.  
  • Develop partnerships with other national and regional philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs) to design joint programming and engage members across interest areas or geographic regions 
  • In partnership with the Chief Strategy Officer, Director of Networks, and Director of Communications, develop and promote online resources (e.g. recommendations, case studies, blog posts) to guide and influence philanthropy.    
  • Conduct outreach to members to engage them to participate in programming, serve as speakers, and/or author content.  


Qualifications and Compensation 

Required Qualifications 

  • Strong commitment to racial justice, housing justice and the mission, vision, and values of Funders Together to End Homelessness. 
  • Knowledge of homelessness, human services, or housing systems. 
  • Experience creating and facilitating programming for a philanthropic audience and adapting programming to both fit in-person and virtual formats.  
  • Self-starter with significant initiative, intuition, autonomy, and drive. Able to work independently with little need for close management.  
  • Personable, relatable, and relationship-oriented; must work well with all types of people and be able to bring out the best in those around them. 
  • Thoughtful and insightful, with the ability to anticipate, appreciate, and reconcile diverse and complex perspectives.  
  • Ability to adapt to changing or ambiguous circumstances smoothly.  

Additional Qualifications 

  • Experience with Salesforce and other software and systems including NationBuilder, Zoom, and MailChimp.  
  • Experience identifying new revenue opportunities, forecasting revenues, managing budgets, and developing business models.  
  • Experience working in a small, virtual team that spans US time zones.  
  • Management experience a plus. 

Other Details 

  • Given the remote nature of this position, staff must be able to maintain their own office and work schedule during core hours, which are currently between 10am – 4pm ET (with flexibility for candidates from other US time zones). Candidates must be based in and able to work in the United States.  
  • This is a full time, exempt, remote position. When it is safe to travel, this position requires domestic travel roughly 30-40% of the time and the ability and willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.  

Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer 

Compensation: $90,000 - $100,000, plus generous benefits including: 

  • 3 weeks of paid time off (increases to 4 weeks after 2 years), 12 paid holidays, and 15 paid sick days 
  • Paid parental leave and short- and long-term disability leave 
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance (80% employer paid), as well as flexible spending accounts (health, dependent care, and commuter) 
  • 5% employer contribution to 403b beginning the month following one-year work anniversary (employee can contribute immediately) 


How to Apply 

Please send your cover letter and resume as PDFs to Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer, at [email protected] with “Director of Membership and Programs, First and Last Name” in the subject line.                                 

Funders Together to End Homelessness is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive staff. We encourage people with lived experience of homelessness and housing instability to apply. 

Due to the anticipated volume of applicants, we will only be contacting applicants we wish to schedule a phone screening with.

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  • Stephanie Chan
    published this page in Careers 2022-04-29 09:46:22 -0400

We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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