Remote Job Opportunity! Become a Participatory Grant Manager at the Youth Climate Justice Fund

Are you passionate about empowering communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis? The Youth Climate Justice Fund (YCJF) is on the lookout for a dedicated and talented Participatory Grant Manager to join our team. This role is pivotal in fostering and supporting our participatory grant-making model while driving further decentralization and regionalization of decision-making processes.

About Us:

The Youth Climate Justice Fund (YCJF) is dedicated to supporting youth climate justice movements through trust-based funding, resources, and youth-to-youth capacity development. Launched during New York Climate Week 2023, we’ve already made significant strides, receiving over 1,800 applications worldwide in our first grantmaking call. In 2023, we allocated $500,000 to support 40 groups working tirelessly for climate justice.


Remote, preferably in the Global South.


$230 per day – full time (35hrs/week) + benefits.

Contract Type:

Renewable consultancy contract, managed by our Fiscal Sponsor in the United States on behalf of the Youth Climate Justice Fund. Vacation time and benefits are included.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Participatory Grantmaking:

  • Lead the preparation and launch of YCJF’s call for applications.
  • Distribute applications to youth-led steering committees.
  • Provide support and guidance to prospective applicants.
  • Design a process for receiving and translating applications.
  • Research and implement improvements to our grant-making process.

Facilitation of Participatory Grantmaking Processes:

  • Implement YCJF’s decentralized participatory grant-making model.
  • Support regional facilitators in organizing and leading grantmaking roundtables.
  • Conduct training sessions for Regional Facilitators and Advisors.
  • Attend regional grantmaking committee discussions.
  • Facilitate meetings with selected prospective grantee partners.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning:

  • Ensure regional boards meet deadlines and receive adequate support.
  • Uphold communication, collaboration, and safeguarding practices.
  • Gather insights to improve YCJF’s grant-making processes.
  • Support Regional Facilitators in maintaining robust records.
  • Implement disciplinary measures if needed, in accordance with YCJF Safeguarding Policy.



  • Over 5 years in social justice philanthropy or movements.
  • Commitment to advancing social justice, particularly for marginalized groups.
  • Passion for climate justice and addressing systemic marginalization.
  • Proficient in communication and facilitating meetings/events.
  • Experience managing staff and consultants.


  • Kindness, empathy, and care for others.
  • Comfort with technological tools.
  • Dedication to climate justice principles.
  • Ability to work with diverse cultures.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Deadline-driven and ability to work under pressure.

Additional Valued Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and group facilitation skills.
  • Proficiency in one or more of YCJF’s working languages.

Why Join YCJF?

As a Participatory Grant Manager at YCJF, you’ll play a crucial role in the fight for climate justice and the equitable distribution of international funding. If you’re a strategic thinker, creative problem-solver, and passionate leader committed to advancing equity and justice, we encourage you to apply.

Application Process:

To find out more CLICK HERE.If interested, please upload your CV and a cover letter ➡️ in this form ⬅️. We will be receiving applications up to the 14th of April of 2024. 🌸🌼

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