Monday, March 4, 2013

Proteus Fund Now Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Diversity Fellowship in Philanthropy



The Proteus Fund is pleased to announce that applications for the 2013-2014 Diversity Fellowship are now being accepted until Monday, April 8, 2013 at 5pm EST.

Proteus Fund is a national grant making organization committed to advancing social justice through democracy, human rights and peace.  The Diversity Fellowship complements Proteus' work in the areas of strategy development, research and fund management and their established partnerships with donors and foundations.

Proteus believes that philanthropy is deepened when it is reflective of the perspectives, life experiences, and issues relevant to our diverse society and particularly of the organizations and constituencies that philanthropy serves.  Although the racial and ethnic demographics of our society continue to change, professional staff and trustees at many foundations do not reflect this diversity. The Proteus Fund Diversity Fellowship seeks to increase diversity in philanthropy, meet the interest of emerging practitioners, help prepare them, and open doors for Black and African Americans, Latino/a and Hispanics, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans.

The Diversity Fellowship is designed to increase the number of people of color in positions of leadership within philanthropy, who are skilled grant makers using a lens of equity and inclusion in order to support grant making to communities of color that is more representative and effective.

The fund expects candidates will come from the nonprofit and corporate sectors with evidence of community or volunteer experience.  Candidates will be considered based on knowledge, commitment, experience and skills and will be placed at foundations in and around Boston, Western Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Applicants must currently reside in the United States and satisfy federal laws regarding employment eligibility verification.  In addition, candidates must have a Bachelors Degree and five years of experience or a graduate degree and at least three years of experience.

The application and a guide to frequently asked questions can be found on the Proteus Fund website proteusfund.org.  The application is due by5pm EST on Monday, April 8, 2013 to the address listed on the application.

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