We received hundreds of applications from incredibly talented folks for our open positions, and the hiring process has been very competitive. We greatly appreciate all of the interest in joining our team and wish all of the applicants our best! Please follow our Facebook Page (facebook.com/SolidaireNetwork) for updates and to hear about future opportunities.
Please help us welcome our two newest team members:
Janis will hold the vision and implementation of our grant-making programs. This includes building and maintaining relationships with organizational leaders, developing curriculum to help educate members, and improving the impact, evaluation, and accountability of our programs.
For over a decade, Janis has organized with communities most impacted by injustice, following their lead and demanding just and right repair for past and ongoing harms. She has worked as Executive Secretary for Racial Justice with United Methodist Women and was formerly the Executive Director at Families for Freedom, a national anti-deportation organization center. She was also a Fulbright Fellow to South Africa, where she documented the struggles of migrants, shackdwellers, and other working class activists. Janis also does political education with the Flatbush Tenant Coalition and lectures at John Jay College on the criminalization of migrant life. Janis serves on the boards of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. She holds an MA in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford in England.
Eugenia will help facilitate our community culture and be a support to members. She’ll be the point person for new members, will explore ways to encourage member participation and leadership, and will be thinking about the overall health of the community.
Eugenia first became involved with organizing and movement work in 2007, when she worked on the Obama campaign in Iowa. Since then, her work has focused on community empowerment and bringing new voices to the table for more equitable decision-making. Prior to joining Solidaire Eugenia worked in international development and consulted for The Global Philanthropists Circle, a membership group for philanthropists moving over $1 MM/year to global causes. She has lived and worked in various parts of the world including in Nairobi, Kenya where she conducted teacher training and leadership development in informal settlements, and led projects throughout East Africa and South Asia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.