OUR MISSION: Liberty Hill envisions a society built on racial, economic, environmental and social justice in which all people have a powerful voice, including those currently shut out of our democracy, people cut off from opportunities because they are poor, because of their skin color, because of their gender or sexual orientation, because of where they live, or where they were born. We will not rest until society provides justice and equality for all.
OUR APPROACH: Liberty Hill is a public foundation founded in 1976 to power social change from the ground up by fueling grassroots community organizing. Every dollar invested in community organizing yields a $90 return in community benefits through progressive policy change. We support organizers who are tackling injustice with our three-pronged strategy, involving:
Grant making - Liberty Hill’s unique approach to grant making ensures that social justice organizations that build power through grassroots community organizing, coalition building and partnerships, and advocacy have the resources they need to win campaigns and defend underserved communities. The Foundation also focuses on organizations led by and for most impacted by systemic injustice, largely low-income communities of color, because they are best suited to create their own solutions. With input from seasoned activists and policy experts, Liberty Hill awards grants to L.A.’s most effective grassroots groups. At the same time, our rapid response funds can move money fast in times of crisis or opportunity.
Leadership Training - When it comes to fighting for justice, leadership matters. Through Liberty Hill’s Wally Marks Leadership Institute, we have provided hundreds of rising organizers and activists across Los Angeles County with tools and skills to help change themselves and their communities. With the Commissions Training Program, Liberty Hill prepares community leaders to serve effectively on L.A.’s many influential boards and commissions.
Alliance Building - Liberty Hill works at the intersections of philanthropy, grassroots organizing and public policy, forging powerful relationships and building coalitions between funders, activists and policymakers. Coalitions established by Liberty Hill have influenced everything from school discipline practices to environmental regulations.
Public Partnerships – Liberty Hill is rapidly expanding partnerships with government agencies to create initiatives that further the mission of Liberty Hill, build power in communities most impacted by systemic oppression, implement victories won by our grantee-partners, and enable Liberty Hill and our partners to more effectively advance systems change. Currently these partnerships include Stay Housed LA, emPOWER, Ready to Rise, and others. Each of these is developed and managed in close partnership with our community partners.
In 2017, Liberty Hill launched the Agenda for a Just Future (AJF) to fight for our youth, our health and our homes with three focused campaigns. We believe we can stop incarcerating kids, fight for a roof over every Angeleno, and end the oil drilling that sickens our region’s poorest communities.
Liberty Hill’s work is focused on Los Angeles County; however, we understand that what happens in L.A. influences the nation. In this historical moment, we believe it is especially important for Los Angeles to be a beacon of social justice nationwide.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President (EVP), the Vice President, Public Partnerships (VPPP) oversees the creation and implementation of Public Partnerships at Liberty Hill. As a key member of the Executive Team, the VPPP Develops strategies to support the Foundation’s mission and provides organizational leadership to execute said plans with the newly formed Public Partnerships team. This role will represent the Foundation in the progressive nonprofit, donor, foundation, government and general community to promote the Foundation and progressive work in Los Angeles. The VPPP will work closely with grantee-partners, government, and foundation partners to develop and implement innovative partnerships and programs. This role presents a unique opportunity to join a growing organization at an exciting time.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions
Primary areas of responsibility and tasks that may typically be assigned include but are not limited to:
Strategic & Departmental Leadership
Public Private Partnerships
Staff Management & Development
Starting Salary Range
$165,000 - $185,000
Remote Work Flexible - L.A. County ONLY
Liberty Hill Foundation is not just an equal opportunity employer; we are actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. LHF does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other characteristics.