The Ms. Foundation for Women Overview
The Ms. Foundation for Women fights to keep women’s rights intact, to keep lawmakers in check, to protect and fortify our fragile successes, and to secure the same rights and opportunities for all women in the US — especially those whose voices are muted because of their economic realities and everyday challenges. We fight to eliminate barriers for all women. Because to secure a better future for ourselves, our families, our communities, this is a fight we can’t afford to lose.
Every day, we help over 150 grassroots organizations nationwide fight for changes like good paying jobs, reproductive health, ending violence against women and girls and the inclusion of women at decision-making tables. We deliver funding, build skills, develop leaders, connect activists with allies, and amplify the voices of our grantees to create change that benefits women, families and communities. Together, we work for a nation in which power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, or any other factor.
Find out about opportunities to join the Ms. Foundation staff below.
Executive Coordinator and Board Liaison
Based in Brooklyn and reporting directly to the President and CEO, the Executive Coordinator and Board Liaison provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship. She/he serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the President. The Executive Coordinator and Board Liaison also serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors and senior management teams; organizes and coordinates executive outreach and external relations efforts; and oversees special projects. She/he must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and team-oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Executive Coordinator and Board Liaison will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
Volunteer, Development Department
Supervised by the Director, Direct Marketing, the Development Department Volunteer will assist with one or more of the following projects – direct marketing, database management, donor research and events – while working with Ms. Foundation’s Development staff.
The volunteer will have the chance to gain insight about our work to build women’s collective power to realize a nation for all, while learning about fundraising through direct marketing, donor record management and/or event planning. She or he will also learn the basics of marketing research and reporting, the basics of using Photoshop, and the basics of Raisers’ Edge (donor record management) gift entry.