Founded in 1986, Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) is a multi-faceted organization whose mission is to promote understanding, compassion and tolerance among people through the innovative use of dance and theater.
The three pillars of our current programming include: creating new works of dance-theater; expanding access to movement education; and managing the Joe Goode Annex, an affordable studio theater in San Francisco.
Description of Role
JGPG’s institutional giving from Government and Foundation sources accounts for roughly half of our annual budget of $700,000. We apply to ~20 entities per year. Our institutional fundraising team includes the Executive Director and Program & Communications Manager, who typically do the initial drafting of grant applications, reports, budget, and attachments. Our grant writer’s primary role is to edit narrative (often helping to edit to length) and offer critical feedback.
We’re seeking a grant writer with particular skill in editing and synthesizing complex ideas, someone who brings an experienced and critical eye to help articulate how our programs and values align with each funders’ vision for giving. Support tracking our development calendar and prospect research is also desired.
JGPG’s project management style – in particular that of our ED, Michelle – includes working well ahead of funders’ deadlines and submitting grants at least one business day ahead. Narratives and budgets are created and edited in Google Drive; calendars are tracked in gCal.
Joe Goode founded this organization to uplift queer stories from his community; our organization has this reference point but has grown beyond that initial vision. We seek to broaden our stance as an organization fueled by relationship-building and trust. JGPG began an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative in November 2019, which is still ongoing. We are working within a traditional non-profit structure, where traits of hierarchy, scarcity mindset, and complicity in systemic racism prevail. We are in the process of unpacking how habits of white supremacy show up in operations and programs. We acknowledge that we are still early in our journey towards true equity; and we’re seeking a grantwriter who is versed in antiracist work, has capacity to be with us in our process and contribute to our growth, and is willing to support our shift towards becoming an anti-racist organization. We are looking for a grant writer with experience in fundraising from this stance.
Part-time; we have a budget of $12,000/yr ($1,000/mo) for this role, which could be paid hourly or as a flat rate/salary. JGPG is open to bringing on this individual as an employee or as an independent contractor, depending on the structure preferred by the candidate. Likewise, this role could be done remotely or at our office* at the Joe Goode Annex, if preferred**.
*JGPG’s office space has a 6” step to enter, not accessible with a wheelchair and/or other assisted mobility devices. The ADA accessible Annex studio space and/or lobby can be made available as a workspace, if needed.
**All JGPG employees and contractors are working remotely due to COVID-19
Email Michelle Lynch Reynolds, Executive Director, at [email protected] Please include information about your grant writing experience, interest in the role, as well as information on your journey with antiracism that you would like to share. After that inquiry, we’ll set up a time to “zoom” and will likely ask for 1-2 grantwriting references and/or writing samples.
Joe Goode Performance Group is non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds – BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities – are encouraged to apply. JGPG aligns itself with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and considers all qualified applicants, regardless of arrest and conviction records.
JOIN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Joe Goode Performance Group Board plays a vital role in supporting the mission of JGPG. Board members are part of the ensemble that makes the Company a success. Many Board members are long-term fans and supporters of Joe’s work and that loyalty helps to draw in additional viewers and contributors to the company.
In its official capacity, the Board of Directors governs and holds fiduciary responsibility for JGPG. The primary means of governance are:
- Understanding the mission and history of the organization.
- Setting policy and providing direction for the organization by establishing a multi-year strategic plan, approval of the annual budget and monitoring financial performance.
- Hiring and overseeing the Executive Director.
Directors serve a three-year term, renewable one time and Board Member responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Supporting the financial sustainability of JGPG
- Contributing and/or garnering a minimum of $1000.00 in funding.
- Soliciting personal and professional contacts for financial support.
Performance, Event and Marketing Support
- Attending Company performances, key events and activities.
- Representing and promoting the organization in his/her own community and to the community at large.
Meeting Attendance and Participation
- Attending a minimum of seven Board meetings a year. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.
- Maintaining and expanding the organization’s current network of relationships.
- Serving on a minimum of one Board committee and actively participating in the planning and execution of a minimum of one project a year.
Benefits of Joining the Board
Our highest aspiration is to attract Board members that are both committed to the arts and to the innovative work of JGPG.
If you join us, you will:
- get an inside view of Joe Goode’s creative process and the privilege of seeing the development of performance pieces.
- be inspired by the community and culture built around the JGPG.
- make new connections and friends with other board members, dancers, staff, and the extended JGPG family.
- gain valuable board member experience.
If you are interested in learning more about a Board role, please contact Board President Jennine Heller, at [email protected]joegoode.org.
Joe Goode Performance Group volunteers are passionate, dedicated friends of the company interested in sharing their time to serve the mission of the company. We are always looking for individuals to assist with our performances and special events. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering please email [email protected] and let us know your interests. You can also join our email list to keep up to date on our upcoming events and volunteer calls.