The Imago Dei Fund (“IDF”) is a private grant-making foundation that dedicates its resources to bringing about a more just, free, and sustainable world. Founded in 2009 by Emily and Ross Jones, IDF has established itself in the philanthropic landscape as a faith-inspired foundation working across faith and secular lines to fund social change, enter into partnerships to expand the impact of our philanthropic investments, and catalyze movements which are transforming the deeper roots of injustice and working to restore wholeness to our world.

We seek to do our part as a funder to not just support individual non-profit organizations but also to partner to create greater collective impact across different sectors.

With the aim of both deepening and widening the foundation’s philanthropic impact within the larger movements/ sectors within which we fund, we are seeking to build out a more robust internal team by adopting a “partner- ship” organizational structure to segment our grantmaking with lead Program Partners overseeing and proac- tively managing separate (yet overlapping) portfolios (“nodes”) within the foundation’s larger portfolio.


The Operating Partner is responsible for managing IDF’s daily operations including office and systems man- agement, board administration and all grants administration. Primarily an internal-facing position, the Operating Partner develops operational and grants management processes that support staff, board, and grantee partners to work effectively and collaboratively together. S/he is a highly motivated, problem-solving, solution-oriented self-starter who can hit the ground running. S/he will play a lead role in creating and maintaining the organiza- tional systems which enable a creative and collaborative work culture for the entire staff.

In partnership with the Program and Founding Partners, s/he will take the lead in developing a 3-year plan for operations based on a new partnership organizational structure with segmented grantmaking into multiple “nodes” (6+/-), each led by a Program Partner who has ownership/responsibility for proactively building out each portfolio and cultivating grantee and funding partnerships. S/he will work with the Founding Partners to create

an espirit de corps which fosters a sense of shared purpose, team-building, ongoing learning, thought partner- ship across program sectors, high professional standards, and creative approaches to partnering with and sup- porting grantee partners to advance larger goals. S/he will create and manage a master calendar of team meet- ings including: regular operations and program team meetings, occasional all-staff team-building meetings, and monthly board meetings. S/he will hire new staff including a Grants Manager. S/he will manage an operations team which will include part-time IT and administrative staff and outsourced operational resources as needed. S/he will also liaise with the Founding Partners’ family office, Castle Rock Associates (CRA) around financial planning and tax-related matters.

Imago Dei Fund
Boston, MA, United States