Sisterhood Resource Manager:  Spirit Aligned Leadership Program-ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS

Sisterhood Resource Manager: Spirit Aligned Leadership Program-ROCKEFELLER PHILANTHROPY ADVISORS


Sisterhood Resource Manager

Spirit Aligned Leadership Program


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations and major foundations. Continuing the Rockefeller family’s legacy of thoughtful, effective philanthropy, RPA remains at the forefront of philanthropic growth and innovation, with a diverse team led by experienced grant makers with significant depth of knowledge across the spectrum of issue areas. Founded in 2002, RPA has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations and, as a whole, has facilitated more than $3 billion in grant making to nearly 70 countries. RPA serves as a fiscal sponsor for more than 40 projects, providing governance, management and operational infrastructure to support their charitable purposes. For more information, please go to


Under the fiscal sponsorship of RPA, the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program strengthens Indigenous communities in North America by addressing systemic problems and oppressions by investing in and elevating the inherent power of the undervalued assets of North American Indigenous women and girls. Launching in 2017, the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program will continue to grow in scale and complexity. The program invites in annual cohorts of elder indigenous women who lead meaningful lives as grassroots leaders and, who carry unique cultural knowledge that they desire to transfer to future generations in a self-determined manner. Each Legacy Leader demonstrates responsibility and commitment to her cultural and ceremonial values through leadership and role modeling. The three-year sisterhood leadership opportunity includes an annual honorarium and supplemental resources to intentionally transition their knowledge and experience to future generations. The program is designed to increase and sustain each Legacy Leader’s personal and public impact across the following interrelated focus areas: leadership of Indigenous girls and women; elevating the cultural importance of indigenous families and tribes; perpetuation of tribal homelands; sustainability of indigenous foods; Indigenous education; Indigenous cultural expression and practices; preventing violence against girls, women and the earth; and, intergenerational healing from historic and personal trauma and expression.


To support the development and implementation of the Spirit Aligned Leadership Program, the new position of Sisterhood Resource Manager has the important role of managing programmatic supplemental resources to achieve the leadership dream projects of the Legacy Leaders. The successful candidate will work closely with the Legacy Leaders and staff to manage customized supplemental resources for each Legacy Leader that reflects their unique individual resource needs. This position requires a strategic and collaborative partner who can work closely with the Legacy Leaders, staff, contractors, and RPA. This position requires frequent travel to the Legacy Leaders’ homes and communities.

SUPERVISOR: Program Director, Spirit Aligned Leadership Program

LOCATION: Remote office in an urban, rural or reservation-based setting

STATUS: Full time


BENEFITS: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays.

SALARY: Negotiable


The Sisterhood Resource Manager is responsible for the following:

· Provide Legacy Leaders with needed support for their lives and work in their communities.

· Manage programmatic supplemental resources, including:

o Drafting and expeditiously processing the Legacy Leader supplemental resource applications;

o Close out reporting for all supplemental resources; and,

o Work closely with RPA to process and track programmatic supplemental resources.

· Assist the Legacy Leaders in identifying and accessing needed support and resources, including public speaking coaches; interns/mentees; financial planners; relevant training; and other communications, media, and issue-related community resources in line with their work and dream projects.

· Build and sustain effective relationships with the Legacy Leaders, including visiting their homes and communities as needed.

· Navigate and access community resources to support Legacy Leader’s work and dream projects, including connecting with pertinent other leaders and resources in the Legacy Leader’s communities.

· Work with Legacy Leaders, staff and contractors to identify targeted supplemental resources.

· Assist other Program staff to plan and implement the following program components:

o Recruitment & selection of Legacy Leaders

o Individual Legacy Leader support

o Annual Gatherings

o Cluster Meetings

o Sisterhood Alliance

o Staff meetings & trainings


The Sisterhood Resources Manager should have:

· A minimum of five years of experience working with tribal communities on reservations or urban settings.

· A minimum of two years of non-profit program fund management and/or accounting experience.

· A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.

· Experience in a team approach of collaboration and partnership

· Excellent planning and project management skills.

· Demonstrated ability to: work well independently and on multiple projects simultaneously; use good judgment in prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines; and exercise appropriate initiative.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently as well as to take direction and provide support to a team

· Demonstrate proficiency with computer technology and social media platforms

· Excellent judgment, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills

· High proficiency in Microsoft Office, Mac OS, and databases. Experience with Concur or other travel and expense management software, or willing to be trained in relevant software.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills required (in person, via e-mail, and on telephone), and ability to compose effective, thoughtful correspondence

· Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion

  • Knowledge of trauma informed approaches

How to apply: Email resume to

Note: This description is a guide to the primary duties and functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands, and working conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed annually and may be revised to meet the changing needs of the Leadership program at the sole discretion of the Director.