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1441 Broadway Suite 1600

Comunications Associate, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

The Organization

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY, and Washington, DC.

Wellspring’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:

·Social institutions and structures should promote the full realization of human rights and human potential, and should be accountable to these ends.

·The rights of all people are advanced when the rights of the most marginalized and vulnerable peoples are protected.

·Social justice movements should employ means that are consistent with their ideals, and should give agency to the people whose interests they seek to advance.

·As responsible stewards, we must strive to maximize the impact of our charitable investments.

As a private foundation, Wellspring’s key functions are to conduct research and education tailored to our mission; manage a grantmaking portfolio of various programs, administer grants and monitoring grantee performance; and work to promote the effectiveness of programs that receive donor funding.

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund hires, promotes and retains employees based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Foundation’s needs and requirements. Wellspring welcomes candidates with diverse experience and backgrounds, and strongly encourages people of color and people with disabilities to apply.  Qualified candidates for employment having records of arrest or criminal conviction will be considered.

All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law (each a “protected characteristic”). This policy also bans discriminatory harassment.

Position Overview

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund seeks a Communications Associate who will provide critical support for the President, Vice President, and other members of Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (WPF) in the areas of communications and external affairs. While WPF prefers to keep a low profile, there is a need for someone to manage our internal communications, report to our donors on our work, and the occasional outside communications related to public relations. The ideal candidate will be well-organized while also being a creative thinker with an ability to shift priorities quickly as needed, and able to lead work indepently.

Key responsibilities for the Associate include:

·As needed in collaboration with an outside public relations firm, draft press materials, and serve as on-the-record spokesperson.

·Plan and prepare talking points and presentation materials as needed for the President and other senior leaders’ as part of their participation at important events.

·Support event logistics and planning around donor convenings.

·Serve as a resource for programs in thinking about strategic communications.

·Monitor the internet and social media channels for positive and negative stories about WPF.

·Ensure quality of content in print and on web by copyediting, proofreading, and ensuring consistent style and brand implementation.

·In collaboration with other departments (namely Programs staff, and Learning and Evaluation), gather information and produce communications-related projects such as the web-site, reports to donors, and internal communications.

The successful candidate will have the following:

·BS or BA in Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations – or equivalent experience.

·3-5 years of experience working in a communications and/or external affairs function.

·a demonstrated interest in human rights/social justice.

·Superior written and oral communicaiton skills; ability to produce original, clear, concise content witihin tight deadlines; meticulous proofreader and copyeditor.

·Self-motivation, with an ability to work proactively, independently, and with a strong sense of urgency.

·Experience interacting and communicating effectively with members of a complex organization at multiple levles.

·Ability to shift gears comfortbaly, flex skills, and multi-task effectively.

·Strong interpersonal and communication abilities.

·Strong project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibilty and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task.

·Strong moral compass; personal ethics and integrity must be impeccable.

·Collaborative focus, recognizing the value in fostering an environment which promotes shared communications, efforts and results.

·Ability to handle confidential and senstitive information with discretion.

·Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Mailchimp and InDesign skills a plus.

How To Apply

For employment consideration, please submit application to jobs@wpfund.org, with the subject line “[Your name] – Communications Associate”. All applications must include:

·a resume (PDF);

·a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opporunity and salary requirements (must specify actual amount and range) (PDF); and

·one writing sample (no less than 3 and no more than 5 pages, attached in PDF format).

No phone calls please.

Augusta, ME

Communications Associate, Maine Health Access Foundation

The Organization

The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) is recruiting for a full-time (30-40 hours/week) Communications Associate to join our dynamic and mission-driven team.  This is a new position at MeHAF.  Our recent equity capacity and strategic planning processes identified building public commitment to achieve equitable health outcomes and sharing the successes of MeHAF’s diverse grantees as priorities.

Position details:  The Communications Associate (CA) will help to build and spread a vibrant media and public presence for MeHAF; coordinate development of meaningful and evidence-informed messaging to advance the foundation’s mission; assist with refining brand identity to underscore MeHAF’s commitment to advancing equity; coordinate production and distribution of major print, electronic, and social media products; and ensure a vibrant, up-to-date, and user-friendly MeHAF website.  The CA supports critical functions related to communications, external relations, learning and dissemination, and partner and grantee relationships.  The CA must have both excellent written and oral communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills.  The CA reports directly to the President & CEO (CEO), and will work closely with the Senior Program Officer who will oversee the CA’s collaborative work with other program staff, and with the Program and Communications Assistant.  The CA will also oversee contracts with diverse experts in areas such as message framing, website development and maintenance, and publication design.  This is an opportunity to help MeHAF to be on the cutting edge of communicating about transformational change rooted in advancing equity.

Qualifications:  Six years’ experience or combined education and experience in communications (including social media), external relations, partnership development, or other relevant field.  Bachelor’s degree and experience in the nonprofit sector or philanthropy desirable.  See the position description for all required core competencies.

MeHAF is an equal opportunity employer and seeks applicants who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.  The MeHAF office is based in Augusta, and staff lives in a variety of urban and rural communities in southern, central, and coastal Maine.

MeHAF is Maine’s largest statewide, private health care foundation, with a mission to promote quality health care, especially for those who are uninsured and underserved, and improve the health of everyone in Maine.

Position Overview

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How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Dani Kalian by August 3, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.

Augusta, ME

Program Officer I/II, Maine Health Access Foundation

The Organization

The  Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF)is recruiting for a full-time (30-40 hours/week) Program Officer I or II to join our dynamic and mission-driven team.  The Program Officer will develop, manage, and evaluate program activities including grants, policy research, technical assistance, information dissemination, and convening.  

Position details:  This staff person will take a combination of lead and secondary roles in several of the program areas outlined in the new MeHAF Strategic Framework.  Program Officers must have strong organizational, relational, and analytic talents to support program design, implementation, monitoring, and improvement.  Such work relies on working closely with partner organizations, applicants and grantees, requires exceptional interpersonal and cross-cultural skills and an ability to navigate complex systems and structures and the power differential that may exist between organizations, including between a foundation and its applicants and grantees.  Program Officers also contribute to the broader work of the foundation and its growing commitment to health equity by serving as active participants in planning overall foundation activities and working collaboratively with other staff and leadership.  Specific program areas will be assigned based on expertise and interests of new and current team members.  The ideal candidate is a strategic, creative thinker who is adept at cultivating collaborative relationship with diverse groups, and who brings knowledge, capacity, and experiences that broaden those of the MeHAF team.  Subject area expertise is desirable, but more important is the ability to plan, implement, and adapt programs while contributing to MeHAF’s ongoing organizational learning and development.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree with five years’ experience in public health or health fields, community organizing, public policy, or community development.  Highly relevant personal or professional experience or an advanced degree may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for educational requirements.  Experience with nonprofit organizations and philanthropy is desirable, as is knowledge of health care delivery and public health.  See the position description for all required core competencies.

MeHAF is an equal opportunity employer and seeks applicants who will contribute to the diversity of its staff.  The MeHAF office is based in Augusta, and staff lives in a variety of urban and rural communities in southern, central, and coastal Maine.

MeHAF is Maine’s largest statewide, private health care foundation, with a mission to promote quality health care, especially for those who are uninsured and underserved, and improve the health of everyone in Maine.

Position Overview

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How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, specifying which areas of MeHAF’s new strategic framework are of particular interest and what the applicant would bring to advance achievement of those areas, and resume to Dani Kalian by August 3, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.

Boston, MA

Research & Data Associate, The Boston Foundation

The Organization

The Boston Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation. Our donors meet their own philanthropic goals, while adding to the Foundation’s overall strength. We also play a major civic leadership role for our region through publishing fresh research, convening people to discuss our region’s challenges and creating powerful agendas for change. – See more at: http://www.tbf.org

Position Overview

All applications should be submitted online.

Go to https://www.tbf.org/who-we-are/careers and select Research and Data Associate to complete our online application process.

Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Job Description

 

Title: Research and Data Associate

Department:  Philanthropy Group

Reports To: Senior Manager, Philanthropy Operations

FLSA Classification:    Exempt   FTE:  1

Supervises: None

Position Summary:

The Research and Data Associate will support and enhance the Development and Donor Services team’s capacity for data integrity, research and analysis. This individual will monitor and maintain the accuracy and consistency of constituent and activity data entered into the Salesforce database as well as conduct research on donors and prospects for the Development and Donor Services team.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct research and create research briefings on individuals and organizations to support donor stewardship as well as prospect identification and qualification for the Development and Donor Services team;
  • Coordinate constituent and activity data management in Salesforce, in collaboration with the Senior Manager, Philanthropy Operations;

·         Serve as a key departmental resource for the Salesforce database and various reporting needs;

  • Implement and uphold data integrity protocols to ensure accurate reporting and inform departmental activities, in collaboration with colleagues;
  • Create, run, and analyze weekly, monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc reports in Salesforce to monitor data integrity and consistency related to donor and prospect activities, gifts, and grants;
  • Maintain prospect and donor research files, updating periodically as needed;
  • Enter and clean prospect, donor and departmental activity records in Salesforce database;
  • Ensure timely entry of activities in Salesforce database and maintain a 90% deliverable rate for all Development and Donor Services mailings;

·         Provide technical and administrative support for events including managing timelines and activities in coordination with the Events Team, tracking and coordination of guest lists, invitation mailings and follow up correspondence; assist with occasional events in the mornings (prior to 9:00am) and evenings (after 5:00pm); and

·         Provide general administrative support to other department team members as requested.

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

 

Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:

  • College degree or equivalent; and
  • At least 3 years of office-based work experience, with a focus on data integrity and analysis.

Skills, Abilities, Competencies:

  • Strong organization skills and impeccable attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Excellent written and verbal skills; high level of customer service orientation;

·         Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products especially Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point; database experience (Salesforce) strongly preferred;

·         Excellent data management and reporting skills;

  • Willingness and ability to work outside the regularly scheduled work day as needed;
  • Professional and mature interpersonal work style, ability to interact well with a diverse range of people;
  • Ability to adjust work activity to various management styles;
  • Ability to make decisions regarding organizing own workload and managing multiple tasks;
  • Must be independent, proactive and able to work under the pressure of tight deadlines;
  • Participatory work style; team player and sense of humor; ability to give and receive feedback;
  • Strong goal orientation with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities; and
  • Willingness and ability to handle confidential information.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time;
  • Ability to use a keyboard for extended periods of time; and
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds, occasionally.

The content is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job.  It is not intended to constitute an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

 

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents, who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act or applicable state law, must be able to perform the essential functions of the job (including those listed above) either with or without reasonable accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation, if any, will be determined by management in consultation with the employee on a case-by-case basis.

 

This job description is intended to be general and may be revised from time to time.  At management’s discretion, the employee may be assigned different or additional duties from time to time.

 

6-2018

 

How To Apply

All applications should be submitted online.

Go to https://www.tbf.org/who-we-are/careers and select Research and Data Associate to complete our online application process.

Boulder, CO

Loyal Donor Officer (CO), The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity; therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.  Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and build long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

Position Overview

Want to help save the planet? One quarter of The Nature Conservancy’s funding comes from supporters who have named our organization a beneficiary of their estate plans. Many long-time donors make a gift in their will or trust to their favorite charities to ensure that the work they believe in will continue beyond their lifetime. The Conservancy considers these donors an important part of our “family” and invests the funds from these gifts in critical work to conserve lands and waters around the world for future generations. Join our team in a new initiative to build a meaningful stewardship and cultivation program for our loyal donors and help raise even more of these gifts critical to our conservation mission. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is highly motivated, loves interacting with diverse constituencies and supporters, and is interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.

 The Loyal Donor Program is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as Loyal Donor Officer in Colorado. This position works closely with fundraising staff to secure bequest notifications, steward our most loyal supporters, and uncover major and planned gift potential. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment, have experience working with donors, and has exceptional attention to detail. The Loyal Donor Officer will apply knowledge of our local, regional, and global conservation projects to their donor-centric approach to cultivation and solicitation of loyal donors. To be successful and happy in this position, candidates should have a strong interest in working with donors, an interest in learning about our organization’s conservation priorities and planned giving, and be available to travel when needed. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual; multi-cultural; cross cultural experience and background an asset.
  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
  • Major gift and direct fundraising experience.
  • Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, specifically planned giving.
  •  High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.

How To Apply

This position will be based in the Boulder, CO office. We offer a competitive salary with great benefits. For a complete position description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #46644.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on July 24, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, Disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Cambridge, MA

Director of Major Gifts/Assistant Chief Advancement Officer, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The Organization

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1780, is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious scholarly organizations. The Academy is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems.

Position Overview

Overall Responsibilities

Work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer to oversee day-to-day operations of the Development Office. Assume primary responsibility for managing the cultivation and stewardship of major gift donors and implement an efficient and effective major gifts plan for the Academy.  Build strong relationships with the Academy’s program staff and stay abreast of current Academy work.

Responsibilities

• Working with the Chief Advancement Officer, set short- and long-term strategies for the department and for major gift prospects and donors.

• Identify opportunities for stewardship and engagement. Manage prospect tracking for President, Development and Communications Committee, Program Directors, and Chief Advancement Officer.

• Draft and edit major gifts solicitations, acknowledgments, commitment letters, and stewardship materials. Draft presidential correspondence for donors and prospects.

• Provide coordination and support for the President’s development activities including identifying priorities for engagement. Assume primary responsibility for incorporating development strategy into presidential briefings for individuals.

• Work with the Chief Advancement Officer to create a supportive and high-achieving work environment. Motivate staff members to develop professionally and achieve success in their positions.

• Work collaboratively with and supervise the Development Associate.

• Oversee the agenda and preparation of materials for the Development Inside meeting and for meetings with project teams.

• May manage a small portfolio of individual donors for cultivation and for major gift and leadership-level annual fund prospects.

• Other duties as assigned. Some travel may be necessary.

Qualifications

• A minimum of 8-10 years of Development experience required.

• Bachelor’s degree required.

• Experience working with major gift donors and high-level volunteers.

• Excellent written and oral communications skills as well as the ability to rapidly comprehend and communicate complex information.

• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and assign priority to key tasks.  Ability to think strategically as well as operationally.

• Track record of building strong internal and external relationships.

• Computer literate and fluent in PC use of Microsoft Office, Excel, and Raiser’s Edge (or equivalent database).

How To Apply

Please apply using the following link: http://https://amacad.wufoo.com/forms/director-of-major-gifts/

Hartford, CT

President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Greater Hartford

The Organization

Founded in 1964, Urban League of Greater Hartford is an affiliate of the National Urban League. The Urban League of Greater Hartford (ULGH) is a community-based, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) offering direct social services to more than 3,000 individuals and families annually. The organization’s mission is to: reduce economic disparities in our communities through programs, services and educational opportunities.

Position Overview

The previous President and CEO was recently appointed as the new CEO of the YWCA of Greater Hartford, after nearly nine years leading ULGH. The board seeks a new leader who can leverage the organization’s passion, well-executed programs and services, assets, and young professionals to further align the organization’s mission with contemporary societal issues.

ULGH offers a comprehensive list of programs including: Adult Education; Youth Development; Workforce Development and Training; Economic Enrichment; and Health and Wellness. In addition, Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals is designed to provide young professionals with a forum to foster professional development, community service, social awareness, equal access to opportunities, and self-reliance.

The President and CEO will be the organization’s primary representative to the broader community; serve as the chief fundraiser, spokesperson, and advocate of ULGH; be a visible and involved member of the Greater Hartford and Connecticut communities, as well as with select regional and national opportunities; keep abreast of issues facing the African-American and minority communities; and engage in dialogue across race, gender, sexual orientation, economic, and other differences.

The President and CEO position requires a leader who can implement change, quickly form and maintain relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders, and generate and use innovative approaches to enhance an organization’s impact. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated passion for the organization’s current role and future aspirations, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a coalition/team builder, with an equity and advocacy lens.

How To Apply

This search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWorks and led by Consulting and Executive Transitions Consultant Michael Negrón. All submissions are confidential. For the complete position profile and candidate guidelines, please visit:

http://tsne.org/president-chief-executive-officer-urban-league-greater-hartford

The Urban League of Greater Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We will seek, and welcome, a diverse pool of candidates.

Los Angeles or Southern CA

Philanthropy Officer - Major Gifts, Mercy For Animals

The Organization

Mercy For Animals is dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

Mercy For Animals is the largest and most effective international charity focused exclusively on preventing cruelty to farmed animals.
As part of an international team of innovators changing the world, you will do the most meaningful work of your life at MFA.

Position Overview

Philanthropy Officer

Terms of Employment: Full Time, At Will, Exempt
Reports to: Associate Director of Major Gifts
Position Location: Los Angeles or Southern California

Position Objective:

To advance the impact of Mercy For Animals by cultivating and stewarding a sustainable portfolio of high-value major-donor partners; meet or exceed revenue targets through solicitation of major gifts; and manage a portfolio of major-gift donors located in a defined territory primarily encompassing Southern California, with additional territory responsibilities across the southern United States

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage a portfolio of 120-150 major gift donors
  • Execute annual strategies based on varied priorities within the assigned portfolio of donors
  • Meet or exceed monthly metrics for visits, solicitations, proposals, and gifts
  • Work with team supervisor to routinely review donor portfolio and qualify or cultivate new prospects
  • Coordinate inclusion of executive and programmatic leaders in the cultivation and solicitation process whenever appropriate
  • Implement core components of donor cultivation and fundraising events and collaborate with events team and other departments as necessary
  • Assist with securing corporate sponsors and leadership gifts in advance of annual gala
  • Maintain meticulous records of all donor contacts and related action items
  • Frequently travel within defined territory, including trips up to two weeks in duration
  • Accurately track individual receipts and business expenses required for accounting purposes
  • Serve as member of the development project team to assist with fundraising appeal planning and execution, donor relations, database conversion, and other joint projects within the department
  • Collaborate with other major gift team members effectively and with a focus on shared goals and priorities
  • Adhere to all human resource and administrative policies and procedures

Position Requirements:         

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of five years’ previous development experience, including working in a major gifts officer capacity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Adeptness at building strong rapport with donors, volunteers, and colleagues
  • Collaborative, team-playing spirit
  • Transparent and reliable work style (experience with a remote organizational structure a plus)
  • Experience writing fundraising proposals
  • Strong time management skills, organizational ability, and attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for frequent travel (25 percent of work time), including some evening and weekend work
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the organization

Mercy For Animals offers competitive salaries, benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401k retirement plan, and a pleasant vegan work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mercy For Animals provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran. MFA complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

How To Apply

Please submit an application, cover letter, and resume via the following job link:

https://mercyforanimals.org/jobs-application?jobId=1119387&gh_jid=1119387

Madison, WI

Loyal Donor Officer; Job ID 46687, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity; therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Want to help save the planet? One quarter of The Nature Conservancy’s funding comes from supporters who have named our organization a beneficiary of their estate plans. Many long-time donors make a gift in their will or trust to their favorite charities to ensure that the work they believe in will continue beyond their lifetime. The Conservancy considers these donors an important part of our “family” and invests the funds from these gifts in critical work to conserve lands and waters around the world for future generations. Join our team in a new initiative to build a meaningful stewardship and cultivation program for our loyal donors and help raise even more of these gifts critical to our conservation mission. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is highly motivated, loves interacting with diverse constituencies and supporters, and is interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.  Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and build long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

Position Overview

The Loyal Donor Program is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as Loyal Donor Officer in Wisconsin. This position works closely with fundraising staff to secure bequest notifications, steward our most loyal supporters, and uncover major and planned gift potential. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment, have experience working with donors, and has exceptional attention to detail. The Loyal Donor Officer will apply knowledge of our local, regional, and global conservation projects to their donor-centric approach to cultivation and solicitation of loyal donors. To be successful and happy in this position, candidates should have a strong interest in working with donors, an interest in learning about our organization’s conservation priorities and planned giving, and be available to travel when needed. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual; multi-cultural; cross cultural experience and background an asset.
  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
  • Major gift and direct fundraising experience.
  • Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, specifically planned giving.
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.

How To Apply

This position will be based in the Madison, WI office. We offer a competitive salary with great benefits.  Positions start between $65,000 and $70,000. For a complete position description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #46687.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, August 8.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, Disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Muskegon, Michigan

President/CEO, Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFFMC),

The Organization

Established in 1966, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFFMC), collaborates with donors, grantees, advisors and individuals to identify issues that are vital to the success of the community and region. By bringing people together around a common mission and creating links between resources and the community’s vision for the future, CFFMC helps to ensure that its communities remain strong.

Position Overview

The incoming President/CEO will inherit a strong, creative organization that is poised to enter a new era of activity and engagement with the community.  As part of the Community Foundation’s 2016 Strategic Plan, the Board of Trustees charted a bold course that is now guiding its community engagement, leadership and grantmaking priorities.  Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President/CEO is responsible for the overall day-to-day leadership of the Foundations. Priorities of this position focus on delivering the highest quality donor services while safeguarding the financial sustainability of the organization through prudent business practices.

We seek a leader who demonstrates a strong ability to raise community awareness of and to clearly articulate the innovative message of vision and direction of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

The qualified candidate must demonstrate success in reaching out to the community, participating with people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and building rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and perceptions.  High integrity and sound judgment are essential to success in this role.  While a familiarity of the region and of Michigan is a plus, it is not a requirement.  However, the ability to quickly understand the resources of the region and assimilate into the culture is a necessity.

Career experience in a top leadership position in a community foundation is highly desirable.  However, an understanding of the community foundation’s organizational and financial model is expected. The ideal candidate will show a high level of participation in the life of the community in which he or she works by virtue of civic involvement, public service, volunteerism and club or social activities.  A Bachelor’s degree is required.

How To Apply

All applications are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Submit a letter of introduction and a current resume at https://www.kittlemansearch.com/community-foundation-for-muskegon-county/

For more information about the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, visit https://cffmc.org/

New Haven, Connecticut

Managing Director, Development, Teach For America

The Organization

THE ORGANIZATION

There are more than 16 million children growing up in poverty in the U.S., and less than 10 percent of them will graduate from college. These statistics are not a reflection of our children’s potential; we know that children growing up in poverty can and do achieve at the highest levels. Rather, these statistics reflect the systemic lack of access and opportunity for children in low-income communities.

Teach For America’s (TFA) mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders committed to expanding opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. We are seeking individuals who align with our mission and core values and are ready to join us in this global movement.

Position Overview

THE ROLE

As the Managing Director Development, you will form and shape a diverse coalition of supporters to join the effort to ensure that all children in our state have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Your work to channel the energy and funding of philanthropy to solve the problem of education inequity has a direct and measurable impact on the opportunities students have to thrive in Connecticut no matter their background. Over the next 5 years you will lead the team to raise nearly $30 million in regional revenue. You will set a bold vision and forge strong and dynamic relationships with public and private partners to position Teach For America – Connecticut as a thriving and enduring institution in the state whose impact and members are driving change across the system to improve outcomes for kids. You are highly ambitious, are a compelling communicator, and have a track record of influencing others to outcomes through forming strong and lasting relationships. You directly manage the Director-Corporate Foundations Relations and Manager-Develpment. You report to the Executive Director.

THE PERSON

  • Create the long–term regional development vision and annual strategic and operating plans for all donor streams to raise $5MM in revenue in FY19 and approximately $30MM over the next five years
  • Set ambitious yet feasible revenue, donor retention, and acquisition benchmarks to achieve both immediate (current fiscal year) and long-term (next 3-5 years) development goals
  • Strategically broaden and diversify our fundraising base to promote long-term organizational sustainability
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors through meetings, events, and correspondence
  • Design a stewardship strategy to maintain our strong connections and ongoing communication with existing donors and consistently engage new prospects
  • Serve as the primary external relationship holder and solicitor for the region
  • Directly manage two full-time staff members and support their professional development and growth through providing regular feedback, meeting weekly to track progress-to-goal, and serving as a thought-partner and coach
  • Regularly assess team-wide progress to goals, identifying what is driving and impeding progress and developing strategies to expand opportunities and overcoming barriers
  • Prioritize the right actions for the Executive Director to take in order to cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors and prospects and prepare/support ED to execute
  • Suggest and agree upon the strategic ways that best leverage the ED’s time and talent with regards to fundraising
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to prepare for and  participate in board meetings, lead board members on  development specific projects or activities, and communicate with board members as needed
  • Take on special projects at the direction of the Executive Director to maximize results and organizational impact

Regional & Organizational Stewardship

  • All team members meet submission requirements for reimbursements (monthly), timesheets (weekly), and American Express reports (monthly, as needed) to support the organization’s financial standing
  • Support team–wide goals for Connecticut and the National Breakthrough Results through participation in corps member recruitment, selection and matriculation, regional events and programming, team meetings, professional development, and participation in the city-based events to which the team member is assigned, if applicable

THE MUST HAVES

Prior Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 6+ years of previous work experience preferred; previous experience working for a non-profit or in education preferred

Work Demands

  • Willing and able to work some early mornings, evenings or weekends as needed
  • Willing and able to travel 2-3 times per year for professional development purposes

Skills

  • Uncommon level of personal responsibility with exceptional goal orientation and a proven track record of success
  • Demonstrated ability to both motivate and manage superiors, peers, and direct reports to achieve ambitious, measurable results
  • Exceptional strategic and critical thinking skills
  • Experience representing Teach For America to external parties
  • Ability to build strong relationships with varying constituencies, even in challenging situations (including regional board members, funders, vendors, etc.)
  • Ability to deeply understand the motivations of donors, corps members, alumni, and external partners and compel them to take action
  • Able to use data and sound judgment to solve complex problems and prioritize action
  • Able to work across multiple stakeholders on critical, time-sensitive projects
  • Strong verbal and written communicator: can speak compellingly about our organization, mission, and goals and has a mature presence

THE TEAM

Institutional  Advancement  is  responsible  for  building  the  support  network  to  resource  and  sustain  our  regional  work by rallying commitment from individuals and institutions who share our aspiration that every student in Connecticut have access to excellent educational opportunities. Over the next 5 years you will lead the team to raise nearly $30 million in regional revenue and grow and strengthen a coalition of champions for Teach For America’s work in Connecticut. The Institutional Advancement team is a three-person team situated within the Connecticut regional team.

THE PERKS

By joining staff, you join a network of individuals committed to pursuing equity for all students and developing themselves as professionals in the process. We as an organization value the longevity of our employees and offer a full benefit plan that has proven to be pretty competitive. The salary for this position is also competitive and depends on your prior work experience. Please be advised, you will have an opportunity to discuss salary in more detail after you begin the application process.

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Teach For America encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.

Teach For America is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

*This job description reflects Teach For America’s assignment of essential functions and qualifications of the role. Nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign, reassign or eliminate duties and responsibilities to this role at any time.

How To Apply

NEXT STEPS

Interested in this position? Apply now! Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the link to the online application. If you still have questions regarding the role, feel free to contact our recruitment team at staffing@teachforamerica.orgor visit www.teachforamerica.org/about-us/careers.

New York, NY

Program Officer, Grants, Trinity Wall Street

The Organization

Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal community in Lower Manhattan that seeks to serve and heal the world through a wide range of ministries and programs. Join a team of more than 200 employees in New York City who are working to make a difference in people’s lives and transform communities.

Our work is grounded in our core values of faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship.

Our culture celebrates diversity, and our employees come from a variety of cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds. We all share a common mission: to build generations of faithful leadership, to build up neighborhoods, and to build financial capacity for holy service in New York City and around the world.

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Officer, Grants provides grant support and oversight for the initiative teams within the Grants & Mission Investing department. They also manage a portfolio of grants and charitable activities that are outside the strategy of the initiatives but serve to advance Trinity’s work and mission.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Support & Oversight

  • Provide expert advice and guidance to colleagues on all grant processing policies, procedures and practices.
  • Identifies and flags areas of concern and engages with appropriate colleagues to enable a resolution.
  • Manages the grants database, identifying potential improvements in technology or processes and coordinating with IT and external vendors as needed.
  • Works with GMI program officers to ensure monitoring of grant implementation including tracking of deliverables; tracking of funds transfers to grantees; and providing regular status reports.
  • Ensures compliance with IRS regulations and Trinity’s requirements for all grants and payments.
  • Quantitatively reviews all interim and final grant reports. Identifies measures and stories of success and impact and flags areas of concern or challenge.
  • Coordinates the preparation of all proposal docket material for the Vestry and Grants Committee meetings.
  • Works with Director of Budget & Compliance to ensure budget and grant-making are aligned. Flags issues.
  • Designs and manages grantee perception and engagement surveys.
  • Manages the development, maintenance, and monitoring of grants-related web pages and notifies Communications of grants-related opportunities or concerns.

Grants Management

  • Manages a portfolio of grants and charitable activities that are outside the strategy of the initiatives.
  • Serves as program officer for these grants and the primary point of contact at Trinity for these grantees.
  • Manages the process of review, disbursement and reporting for these grants.
  • Identifies points of connection between these grantees and surfaces stories of success from these grants.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience with grants database programs, ideally in a context of implementation or adaptation.
  • Experience with grant-making and managing relationships with grantees.
  • Experience with budget planning and management.
  • Extremely detail orientated.
  • Ability to identify issues of concern and the confidence to do so without fear or favor of seniority.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Maintains professional demeanor in all situations and proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work in a mission/results-driven high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities, and work independently on projects, from conception to completion.
  • Flexible and able to work well with all levels of internal and external leadership and management as well as outside constituents.

Required and Preferred Education, Experience, and Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • 3-4 years of experience in a foundation or other grant-making context.
  • Experience with grantees outside the US preferred.

How To Apply

Please apply at https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/about/careers

New York, NY

Program Assistant, Operations & Planning, Trinity Wall Street

The Organization

Trinity Church Wall Street is a growing and inclusive Episcopal community in Lower Manhattan that seeks to serve and heal the world through a wide range of ministries and programs. Join a team of more than 200 employees in New York City who are working to make a difference in people’s lives and transform communities.

Our work is grounded in our core values of faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship.

Our culture celebrates diversity, and our employees come from a variety of cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds. We all share a common mission: to build generations of faithful leadership, to build up neighborhoods, and to build financial capacity for holy service in New York City and around the world.

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Assistant provides administrative and programming support to the Operations & Planning team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in cataloguing, reviewing and organizing grant proposals and inputting grant proposals into the online database systems.
  • Makes payments.
  • Closes grants and process for archival storage.
  • Helps prepare materials for grant review by Vestry and others.
  • Maintains team calendar and identifies potential conflicts or synergies.
  • Handles logistics for team meetings and events including set-up, scheduling rooms, IT notification, food, materials, etc.
  • Attends meetings, records and writes up notes.
  • Maintains up-to-date contact information for grantees, partners, contractors and other stakeholders.
  • Organizes hospitality for visitors as needed.
  • Coordinates with other program assistants in the Grants & Mission Investing team on calendars, events and department-wide activities.
  • Works across departments such as Communications, IT, Real Estate, Finance and Legal as required for projects and events.
  • Proactively suggests ideas for process or system improvements.
  • Contributes to team discussions and planning.
  • Adheres to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures and rules.
  • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes Trinity’s mission and core values.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities and special projects as required.

Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

Required: 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with meeting planning and related logistics
  • Creative, problem solver
  • Detail-oriented
  • Team player and experience working in a team context.
  • Demonstrates flexibility when assigned new tasks, new goals, and new systems and processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Organized, courteous and able to handle multiple priorities
  • Cultural awareness and the willingness to learn and to work with diverse cultures and populations
  • Available as needed for occasional evening and weekend meetings and/or events

Preferred: 

  • A minimum of one year of administrative or program experience.
  • Familiar with CRM or other database management programs.
  • Passion for social change.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent combination of training and/or work experience, in administration, hospitality, customer service or related field.

How To Apply

Please apply at https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/about/careers

New York, NY

Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Policy, Partnerships & Communications, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Organization

For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation has brought people together around the globe to try to solve the world’s most challenging problems and promote the well-being of humanity. Today, in a world capable of so much, it is unacceptable that there are still so many with so little. That’s why the Rockefeller Foundation fights to secure the fundamentals of human well-being—health, food, energy, jobs—so they’re within reach for everyone, everywhere in the world. Our approach is grounded in what we’ve seen work over more than a century: It’s inspired by science, rigorous about data, brings together and empowers others, and is focused on real results that improve people’s lives.

Position Summary:

As Executive Assistant, you are central to the activities that support the VP, PPC and a key ambassador for the department. You are an energetic, thoughtful, positive and creative team player who loves rolling up your sleeves and keeping everything hyper-organized. You thrive in fast-moving, multi-tasking environments, remaining calm and collected while always paying exquisite attention to detail. You know how to successfully execute complex and strategic scheduling and high-level relationship management for a senior principal, using excellent judgement and knowing when to be discreet. You are motivated by a collaborative environment and are always willing to go the extra mile, working closely with the rest of the PPC team to manage information flow and briefings and to smoothly execute a wide range of daily tasks and broader goals.

In addition to providing all executive assistance to the Vice President, this individual must assume a leadership role in the department and act as a liaison to internal colleagues and external stakeholders, communicating needed information in a timely way. In this capacity the Executive Assistant is the public voice of the department, and must project a professional persona consistent with the Foundation’s values. You will report to the VP and will also work closely with the Managing Director and Associate Director, PPC and will share responsibility for ensuring that all elements of the office are managed professionally, proactively and efficiently in service of the mission we are so proud to dedicate ourselves to at the Foundation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Scheduling the VP’s appointments and maintaining the calendar. Anticipating the VP’s needs for various commitments and preparing  accordingly.
  • Communicating all needed information to PPC staff regarding VP’s daily activities and requirements, preferences and other relevant matters.
  • Managing relationships on behalf of the Vice President in a thoughtful, responsive and timely manner.
  • Handling logistics for all internal and external meetings and events, including arranging travel, accommodations, facilities and meals, as necessary.
  • Assisting with logistical management of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees meetings as needed.
  • Working with PPC staff to ensure the VP has all necessary briefings and materials well in advance of meetings and events. Coordinating material delivery when necessary.
  • Handling administrative duties including phones, typing, document preparation, editing and review.
  • Preparing the VP’s expense reports.
  • Reviewing all invitations for disposition and retention, in consultation with other parts of the department and foundation.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Team Player: Strong social skills and willingness to work together with a small team and provide back up for all; adaptable and flexible
  •  Communication: Excellent interpersonal abilities; excellent listening skills; writing and verbal skills; assertiveness in presenting ideas while
    also possessing the ability to be discrete
  • Decision-Making: Ability to evaluate risks and opportunities; uses analytical and problem-solving skills; takes initiative and drives for
    results; able to prioritize
  • Execution: Strong project management skills; meets deadlines; sense of urgency and responsibility; ability to multi-task and work under
    pressure; detail oriented
  •  Integration: Accesses functional and substantive expertise organizationally; demonstrates inclusiveness, collaboration
  • Leadership: Thinks innovatively and creatively; displays negotiation skills; demonstrates accountability and good judgement
  • Partnership and Relationship Building: Professional representation of the Foundation as an internal and external ambassador;
    intercultural knowledge and appreciation; strong interpersonal competencies and ability to build strategic partnerships
  • Strategic Ability: Anticipates future opportunities and consequences; demonstrates innovative approach to work; ability to organize chaos
    into coherent plan

Education, Training and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Previous administrative experience in an fast paced office setting strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage telephone calls, messages, and all correspondence with confidence and professionalism
  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet search skills and ability to learn new applications quickly

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply

Careers

New York, NY

Communications Associate, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

The Organization

ABOUT WELLSPRING PHILANTHROPIC FUND

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY, and Washington, DC.

Wellspring’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:

• Social institutions and structures should promote the full realization of human rights and human potential, and should be accountable to these ends.
• The rights of all people are advanced when the rights of the most marginalized and vulnerable peoples are protected.
• Social justice movements should employ means that are consistent with their ideals, and should give agency to the people whose interests they seek to advance.
• As responsible stewards, we must strive to maximize the impact of our charitable investments.

As a private foundation, Wellspring’s key functions are to conduct research and education tailored to our mission; manage a grantmaking portfolio of various programs, administer grants and monitoring grantee performance; and work to promote the effectiveness of programs that receive donor funding.

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund hires, promotes and retains employees based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Foundation’s needs and requirements. Wellspring welcomes candidates with diverse experience and backgrounds, and strongly encourages people of color and people with disabilities to apply.  Qualified candidates for employment having records of arrest or criminal conviction will be considered.

All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law (each a “protected characteristic”). This policy also bans discriminatory harassment.

Position Overview

Job summary

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund seeks a Communications Associate who will provide critical support for the President, Vice President, and other members of Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (WPF) in the areas of communications and external affairs. While WPF prefers to keep a low profile, there is a need for someone to manage our internal communications and develop and maintain communications vehicles to report to our donors on our work, and the occasional outside communications.  The ideal candidate will have a combination of excellent design management and communications skills, while also being a creative thinker.

Key responsibilities

Key responsibilities for the Associate include:

• Design and produce branding materials for Wellspring’s internal and external. communications, such as Annual Reports to donors, online reports for website, presentation materials for donor and staff presentations, etc.
• Produce and oversee the distribution of all print communications such as newsletters, intranet blogs, templates, brochures, etc., as well as audio/visual graphics.
• Update and maintain Wellspring’s website and intranet.
• In collaboration with an outside public relations firm, draft press materials, and serve as on-the-record spokesperson.
• Plan and prepare talking points and presentation materials as needed for the President and other senior leaders’ as part of their participation at important events.
• Support event logistics and planning around donor convenings.
• Serve as a resource for programs in thinking about strategic communications, and edit written documents prepared by others.
• Monitor the internet and social media channels for positive and negative stories about WPF.
• Ensure quality of content in print and on web by copyediting, proofreading, and ensuring consistent style and brand implementation.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following:

• BS or BA in Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations – or equivalent experience.
• 3-5 years of experience working in a communications and/or external affairs function.
• Proven proficient in a variety of word processing and presentation software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), database applications and desktop publishing, graphics and layout to produce newsletters and other publications (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; MailChimp).
• Experience and proficiency managing and maintaining websites using different platforms, such as WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, etc.
• A demonstrated interest in human rights/social justice.
• Superior written and oral communication skills; ability to produce original, clear, concise content within tight deadlines; meticulous proofreader and copyeditor.
• Self-motivation, with an ability to work proactively, independently, and with a strong sense of urgency.
• Experience interacting and communicating effectively with members of a complex organization at multiple levels.
• Ability to shift gears comfortably, flex skills, and multi-task effectively.
• Strong interpersonal and communication abilities, and project management and time management skills.
• Strong moral compass; personal ethics and integrity must be impeccable.
• Collaborative focus, recognizing the value in fostering an environment which promotes shared communications, efforts and results.
• Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range: $65,000-70,000 based on experience. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of the health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of the premiums for spouses, domestic partners and qualified family members). Wellspring also offers other benefits including life insurance, long‐term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), support for continuing education, and is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.

How To Apply

For employment consideration, please submit application to jobs@wpfund.org, with the subject line “[Your name] – Communications Associate”. All applications must include:
• a resumé (PDF);
• a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity and salary requirements (must specify actual amount and range) (PDF);
• one communications-related writing sample (no less than 3 and no more than 5 pages, attached in PDF format); and
• One Adobe inDesign OR Illustrator document sample (PDF and source file).

No phone calls please.

The application deadline July 24, 2018.

New York, NY

Senior Portfolio Associate, Evaluation, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

The Organization

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation champions economically disadvantaged youth. We partner with other investors to expand programs with compelling evidence in order to help more vulnerable young people become successful adults.

Incubated at EMCF and launched in 2016, Blue Meridian Partners is an independent collaboration of 12 philanthropic institutions and individuals who share decision-making authority. It plans to invest at least $1 billion in propelling evidence-based programs to a scale that maximizes their impact directly, serving greater numbers of youth from birth to age 30, and indirectly, increasing their influence on the child welfare, educational, judicial, and other systems that affect young people’s lives.

For more than four decades, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has sought to uphold the values that inspired the Clark family to create it. In our work with grantees and with each other, EMCF and its staff strive to live up to and put into action five core values: humility, belief in people, pragmatism, trust and high standards.

Position Overview

Position Profile
The Senior Portfolio Associate, Evaluation, based in New York, supports and helps develop a portfolio of investments in nonprofit organizations that result in increased positive opportunities for economically disadvantaged youth. The Senior Portfolio Associate’s role includes partnering with the Blue Meridian Partners Managing Director who leads the Foundation’s evidence-building work in activities related to evaluation, learning, and evidence-building in alignment with the Foundation’s overall strategy. The Senior Portfolio Associate is also responsible for supporting all the Blue Meridian Managing Directors across a diverse set of activities, including working closely with Blue Meridian Partners grantees, reporting on performance, and leading key projects relevant to the foundation’s strategic priorities.

Position Type
Exempt

Primary Responsibilities* include but are not limited to the following:
Grantee & Foundation Evaluation Services (approximately 50%):
• Provide support and thought partnership to the Blue Meridian Managing Director in all activities related to evaluation, learning and evidence building in alignment with the Foundation’s strategy; help ensure the Foundation’s evaluation and evidence standards are upheld and advanced; take the lead on projects and other work as appropriate.
• Synthesize studies and supporting evidence, and other evaluation-related activities, at all phases of BMP processes including due diligence, scaling planning, ongoing performance management, and any special initiatives the Foundation launches that require evidence assessments.
• Support BMP Managing Director on the work of the Evaluation Advisory Committee (EAC), by managing agenda setting, committee member assignments and contracts, onboarding of new committee members, and other related duties as appropriate.
• Ensure the highest standards of data analysis; effectively interpret and communicate implications and recommendations internally and, where applicable, to grantees.
• Collaborate with Foundation managers and grantees to clarify and support grantee program evaluation milestones, performance tracking, and other needs.
• Monitor the progress of grantee-conducted program evaluations, and with the support of the Blue Meridian Managing Director and the portfolio team, ensure progress remains on track.

Grantee Relationships & Other Support for the Managing Directors (50%)
Supporting 1-2 Grantee Relationships
With senior team members’ direction, guidance and collaboration, and aligned with the Foundation’s theory of investment, operating principles, performance behaviors and investment management plans, ensure excellent relationship management with grantees that integrates financial sustainability, evaluation and growth plans.
• Contribute toward grantees receiving excellent relationship management and support from the Foundation. Lead quarterly reporting processes and support the development of financial sustainability plans, evaluation plans and strategic growth plans in coordination with external consulting partners.
• Earn and maintain the respect of grantees; be a trusted point of contact with grantee management teams and a supporting resource for strategy development, refinement, and implementation, performance management and other activities.
• Participate in the development of grantee scaling plans; facilitate sharing high-quality and timely information within the Foundation, draft investment recommendations, and support the team’s advancement of investment decisions.
• Help craft performance milestones with grantees that reflect alignment of the Foundation and grantee interests and chart a roadmap for success.
• Take ownership of grantee quarterly performance reports, ensuring documents are current and reflect the team’s perspective on grantee performance, risks and potential future investment tracks, and authentically and adequately capture the grantees’ current strategic position. Prepare materials and talking points for Partner updates.
• Design, participate in and sometimes facilitate grantee meetings, strategy sessions and performance reviews.
• Lead research, conduct interviews, analyze data to support the Foundation’s sourcing and due diligence efforts to explore future investment opportunities.
• Manage projects and initiatives critical to the Foundation successfully implementing its overall strategy and its grantmaking efforts. Develop project plans, manage internal and/or external teams to accomplish project.
• Interact with and support, as needed, other areas of the Foundation’s work, including other program teams, Finance, Human Resources, IT and Communications.
• Perform other responsibilities and duties consistent with the achievement of Foundation goals.

*This is a guide to the primary responsibilities of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions.

Qualifications
The Senior Portfolio Associate, Evaluation, must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to represent the Foundation externally in alignment with its core values and culture. He/she/they should be passionately driven by issues affecting young people and social justice, and have the capacity to work with diverse peers, trustees, consultants, advisers, grantees and communities. He/she/they must also have/be:
• Sophisticated and diverse analytical skills; facility in diverse quantitative and qualitative methods is essential. Able to manipulate databases, use computer-based statistical and analytical applications, and be able to critically assess outcome and impact studies. Comfortable compiling and analyzing disparate and even contradictory qualitative and quantitative information.
• Prior experience teaching generalists about research and evaluation concepts and methods, especially regarding the specification of outcomes and the selection of indicators and measures, is critical.
• An experienced project manager with a demonstrated track record in program impact evaluations, analysis and program management is required. Experience building and maintaining performance measurement systems, and knowledge of youth development field or experience working the public sector is desired.
• At least 7 years of professional experience in public policy, social justice, youth development or a related field in the private or public sector is required. An advanced degree with a concentration in statistics, quantitative methods, research and evaluation is preferred, but not required.
• A strategic and highly rigorous professional approach, balanced by a flexible and empathetic demeanor that is responsive to the needs of grantees, teammates and partners. Able to develop strong grantee relationships, while remaining objective and committed to meeting established goals.
• A professional and genial demeanor with the ability to forge strong relationships with EMCF staff that support Blue Meridian, and to work effectively within the larger Foundation structure.
• Skilled at thinking independently while carefully considering and engaging colleagues’ points of view.
• Sound judgment and the ability to use discretion, seek input and feedback, listen well and make sometimes difficult decisions independently while understanding the need for collaboration and leadership’s endorsement of final results. Open to finding creative, alternative solutions to challenges and disagreements that may arise.
• Results-oriented with a track record of charting a clear course of action that requires both multi-disciplinary and complex team delivery with the measurement of results against goals.
• Experience in managing and organizing projects and priorities through time sensitive and at times short deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail, a positive attitude and producing effective, professional and timely results; able to contribute as a lead or participant.
• Strong oral and written communication skills are essential, including the ability to speak up and present in group settings that may include senior executives and boards of directors, as well as to draft agendas, letters and memoranda, assist with document and report content, and produce and proofread materials.
• Strong computer skills with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to master new software quickly; experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint is a plus.
• Able to travel approximately 20% of work time.

Salary & Benefits
Total compensation includes an annual base salary that falls in the $90,000 to $100,000 range, the potential for an annual incentive award based on performance, and an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 403b retirement plan with employer contributions and generous time off. Base salary will be set commensurate with chosen candidate’s knowledge, skill and experience.

How To Apply

How to Apply
For consideration, please include the following in your application:
• cover letter
• resume
• writing sample

Please send your application to EMCFcareers@emcf.org. Be sure to include “Senior Portfolio Associate, Evaluation” in the subject line and let us know where you found our job post.

No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, elderly and disabled candidates to apply. We appreciate all applicants, but due to the anticipated volume of submissions, we will only be able to respond to those who are best qualified for the position.

New York, NY

Assistant General Counsel, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Organization

For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation has brought people together around the globe to try to solve the world’s most challenging problems and promote the well-being of humanity. Today, in a world capable of so much, it is unacceptable that there are still so many with so little. That’s why the Rockefeller Foundation fights to secure the fundamentals of human well-being—health, food, energy, jobs—so they’re within reach for everyone, everywhere in the world. Our approach is grounded in what we’ve seen work over more than a century: It’s inspired by science, rigorous about data, brings together and empowers others, and is focused on real results that improve people’s lives.

Position Overview

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking a dynamic Assistant General Counsel. The Assistant General Counsel reports to the Deputy General Counsel, and has responsibility for the provision of a range of legal services to the Foundation, working both with the Deputy General Counsel on grants and other program-related legal work, and with the General Counsel on overall corporate legal and compliance matters.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing grants and other program-related work for compliance with regulations governing the Foundation as a tax-exempt private foundation;
  • Reviewing (and in appropriate cases negotiating) most commercial contracts entered into by the Foundation;
  • Conducting legal due diligence on potential grantees, vendors and external partners;
  • Monitoring compliance with a range of laws, regulations and policies governing Foundation operations, particularly with respect to intellectual property, data privacy,  and external communications including Foundation website;
  • Advising and coordinating with Regional Directors and local counsel and other professional service providers on legal issues affecting overseas offices, including regulatory compliance, employment issues, real estate, registration, and compliance-related filings;
  • Reviewing documentation and supervising outside counsel on legal matters relating to employee benefits;
  • Serving as secretary of some internal Foundation committees;
  • Assisting with preparing board and committee meeting materials and drafting minutes;
  • Conducting legal research as needed;
  • Supervising outside counsel as needed;
  • Providing training to Foundation staff on applicable laws, regulations, and ethics code;
  • Providing other legal services as requested by the Deputy General Counsel or General Counsel.

Competencies:

  • Extremely strong legal reasoning and analytic skills
  • Exceptionally solid judgment and complete discretion and integrity
  • Professional discipline, and a rigorous approach to the practice of law
  • Ability to make sound risk judgments, working with colleagues to find an appropriate solution to enable programmatic work to move forward
  • Pleasant, diplomatic disposition, sense of humor, ability to adapt, and collaborative working style
  • Communication:  Excellent interpersonal abilities; good listening skills; writing and verbal skills; assertiveness in presenting ideas
  • Decision-Making:  ability to evaluate and advise on risks and opportunities; uses analytical and problem-solving skills; takes initiative and drives for results; able to prioritize and follow through
  • Execution:  Strong project management and creative problem-solving skills; meets deadlines; sense of urgency and responsibility; ability to multi-task and work under pressure; detail oriented; careful drafter
  • Integration:  Accesses functional and substantive expertise organizationally; demonstrates inclusiveness, collaboration
  • Leadership:  Thinks innovatively and creatively; displays strong negotiation skills
  • Partnership and Relationship Building:  Professional representation of the Foundation, interpersonal abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation
  • Strategic Ability:   Anticipates future opportunities and consequences, demonstrates innovative approach to work, ability to organize competing interests into coherent plan

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Law degree
  • Admission in good standing to the Bar in New York State
  • A minimum of four (4) years of law practice, some of it preferably with or for tax exempt organizations
  • Experience with one or more of the following is strongly preferred:  tax rules applicable to private foundations; international compliance; intellectual property; data privacy issues

COMPENSATION:

The Rockefeller Foundation offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.  The Foundation provides a very generous package of benefits.

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New York, NY

Associate Counsel, Innovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Organization

For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation has brought people together around the globe to try to solve the world’s most challenging problems and promote the well-being of humanity. Today, in a world capable of so much, it is unacceptable that there are still so many with so little. That’s why the Rockefeller Foundation fights to secure the fundamentals of human well-being—health, food, energy, jobs—so they’re within reach for everyone, everywhere in the world. Our approach is grounded in what we’ve seen work over more than a century: It’s inspired by science, rigorous about data, brings together and empowers others, and is focused on real results that improve people’s lives.

Position Overview

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking a dynamic Associate Counsel, Innovative Finance. The Associate Counsel, Innovative Finance reports to the General Counsel, and has responsibility for the provision of a range of legal services to the Foundation, focused on supporting Innovative Finance programmatic work, the Investments Office, and as part of a small team of attorneys on overall corporate legal and compliance matters.

Background on Innovative Finance Portfolio:

The Rockefeller Foundation is a leading philanthropic institution in the Innovative Finance sector. The Foundation’s Innovative Finance work is centered on providing grants and program-related investments (debt, equity and guarantees) to incubate the next generation of financial mechanisms that can mobilize large scale private capital against the Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, the Innovative Finance team actively supports the Foundation’s program teams (i.e. health, power, food, jobs and cities) in designing and implementing finance-oriented interventions that help achieve the Foundation’s overall programmatic priorities.

 Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide legal assistance to the Foundation’s Innovative Finance team for program-related investment transactions that support the Foundation’s charitable goals, including helping to structure transactions, conduct due diligence, and prepare and negotiate debt and equity investment documents and guarantees, and supervising outside counsel with respect to these matters as required; these transactions pilot the application of innovative financing techniques and mechanisms, such as pay for performance vehicles, fund structuring and project financing;
  • Reviewing and structuring Innovative Finance grants and other program-related work for compliance with laws and regulations governing the Foundation as a tax-exempt private foundation;
  • Conducting legal due diligence on Innovative Finance grantees, investees and external partners;
  • Reviewing documentation and supervising outside counsel on legal matters relating to endowment investments;
  • Reviewing (and in appropriate cases negotiating) contracts entered into by the Foundation with outside service providers and strategic partners;
  • Monitoring compliance of the Innovative Finance work with a range of laws, regulations and policies governing Foundation operations, particularly with respect to securities, fundraising, intellectual property, data privacy, and external communications, and conducting staff training in these areas as needed;
  • Serving as secretary of the internal Program-Related Investments Committee;
  • Conducting legal research as needed;
  • Providing other legal services as requested by the General Counsel.

Competencies:

  • Extremely strong legal reasoning, analytic and drafting skills
  • Exceptionally solid judgment and complete discretion and integrity
  • Professional discipline, and a rigorous approach to the practice of law
  • Ability to make sound risk judgments, working with colleagues to find an appropriate solution to enable programmatic work to move forward
  • Pleasant, diplomatic disposition, sense of humor, ability to adapt, and collaborative working style
  • Communication:  Excellent interpersonal abilities; good listening skills; writing and verbal skills; assertiveness in presenting ideas
  • Decision-Making:  Ability to evaluate and advise on risks and opportunities; uses analytical and problem-solving skills; takes initiative and drives for results; able to prioritize and follow through
  • Execution:  Strong project management and creative problem-solving skills; meets deadlines; sense of urgency and responsibility; ability to multi-task and work under pressure; detail oriented; careful drafter
  • Integration:  Accesses functional and substantive expertise organizationally; demonstrates inclusiveness, collaboration
  • Leadership:  Thinks innovatively and creatively; displays strong negotiation skills
  • Partnership and Relationship Building:  Professional representation of the Foundation, interpersonal abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation
  • Strategic Ability:   Anticipates future opportunities and consequences, demonstrates innovative approach to work, ability to organize competing interests into coherent plan

Education, Training and Experience:

  •  Law degree
  • Admission in good standing to the Bar in New York State
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of law practice, with a background in general corporate and transactional practice, including structuring, drafting and negotiation of domestic and cross-border finance transactions.  Experience with impact investing, tax-exempt organizations, tax rules applicable to private foundations, and intellectual property issues is preferred.
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating complex financing documents
  • Significant experience working on complex cross-border financing transactions

COMPENSATION:

The Rockefeller Foundation offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.  The Foundation provides a very generous package of benefits.

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply

Associate Counsel, Innovative Finance

New York, NY

Manager of Financial Reporting, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Organization

The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission—unchanged since 1913—is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot.

Position Overview

Position Summary:

The Manager of Financial Reporting is responsible for managing the Foundation’s budget/forecast, financial reporting analysis and financial systems functions.  This position assists the Controller in directing financial reporting, budget & forecast management, and ensures data integrity across all financial systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes and manages issuance of foundation-wide monthly budget statements through the use of the Financial Reporting/Budget System.
  • Preparation of Board docket financial materials & exhibits for Board committees.
  • Manages budget and oversees all budgeting activities.
  • Produces monthly budget v. actual reports for senior management to facilitate decision making
  • Supervises year end payout process
  • Oversees and coordinates cash flow planning and reporting along with the Controller
  • Assists the Controller in preparation and analysis of annual budgets and multi-year financial planning
  • Designs and develops budgetary guidelines to optimize the budget/forecast processes
  • Facilitates annual and longer term payroll planning working with managers across the Foundation
  • Leads and collaborates alongside RF program teams to help plan, manage and provide analysis for multi-year grant and administrative spending.
  • Provides reports for annual Workers Compensation Audit and 990 PF tax return.
  • Supervising the activities of one staff professional.
  • Oversees compilation of key financial data utilizing visualization tools that provides staff with access to data that is simple and easy to follow
  • Identifies and details variances between actual and budgeted financial results at the end of each reporting period
  • Analyze financial information to ensure all operations are within budget and identify shifts amongst all teams

Supervision Received:

  • The Manager of Financial Reporting reports to the Controller of the Foundation.
  • The Controller will provide general support to the Manager of Financial Reporting’s day to day responsibilities, so the Manager of Financial Reporting will be expected to work independently the majority of the time.
  • The Controller will however provide “stretch” responsibilities to allow the Manager of Financial Reporting to grow professionally.

Supervision Exercised:

  • The Manager of Financial Reporting supervises the Data Analyst.
  • The Manager of Financial Reporting will work to develop his/her staff and will conduct performance reviews of his/her direct reports ensuring goals for the team are aligned.

Qualifications & Skills:

Leadership: Vision, innovation, thought leadership, collaboration, integrity, accountability and emotional intelligence.

People Management: Skills in team building, coaching, mentoring, delegating, inspiring and motivating.

Strategic Ability: Ability to see opportunities, design innovative approaches backed by strong analysis and planning.

Execution:  Strong project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task.

Partnership and relationship Building: Strong professional representation of the Foundation, interpersonal relationship abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation, strategic partnership building.

Decision-Making: Ability to evaluate risks and opportunities, using analytical and strong problem-solving skills.

Integration: Ability to demonstrate inclusiveness, collaboration, respect and broad organizational interests.

Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication abilities; exceptional listening written and verbal skills.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Four year undergraduate degree in accounting
  • 5 – 7 years of financial statement preparation experience
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

New York, NY

Communications Officer, Speechwriting and Internal Communications, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Organization

The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission—unchanged since 1913—is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot.

Position Overview

Position Summary:

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking a highly motivated Communications Officer, Speechwriting and Internal Communications who can research, produce and edit a wide array of high-quality written materials including speeches, op-eds, statements, talking points, video scripts, blog posts, correspondence, presentations, and publications. The key role of this position is to focus on producing materials that The Rockefeller Foundation staff can use with internal and external audiences, helping to advance our message and mission.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supports the Sr. Speechwriter in researching, drafting, and editing speeches and remarks for the Foundation’s senior leaders.
  • Develops and repurposes written materials for use as op-eds, statements, blog posts, articles, talking points, correspondence, and other speeches.
  • Produces content for internal communications purposes including newsletters, talking points, all-staff emails, and presentations.
  • Works with the Digital team to develop and produce content for The Rockefeller Foundation website.
  • Works with the Media Team to develop statements and quotes for the Foundation president and other senior leaders.
  • Writes talking points, blog posts, press releases, and other material.
  • Develops, researches, and writes briefing memos and prepares briefing materials.
  • Leads content development for annual report and other publications.

Qualifications and Competencies:

Communication:  Exceptional written and verbal skills; strong interpersonal and communication abilities.

Execution: Strong research and project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task.

Partnership and Relationship Building: Strong professional representation of the Foundation, interpersonal relationship abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation, strategic partnership building.

Leadership: highly driven, results-oriented, creative, intellectually curious, nimble problem solver.

Strategic Ability: Ability to see opportunities and design innovative approaches to resolve issues.

Decision-Making: Ability to evaluate risks and opportunities, using analytical and strong problem-solving skills.

Integration: Ability to demonstrate inclusiveness, collaboration, respect and broad organizational interests.

Education, Training and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, international relations, or related field
  • 2-5 years’ experience with a proven track record as a writer and/or creator of written content for an executive, government official, high-level politician, or influencer, with demonstrated ability to think strategically and devise speeches and presentations that help achieve specific goals; 1 year of speechwriting experience preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of international affairs, economics, global health, or other development topics
  • Superb inter-personal skills, professional presence and experience engaging directly with senior officials
  • Experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and analysis
  • A proven ability to think strategically, analyze critically, and to translate ideas and insights into action through coherent and viable programs and plans
  • Strong interest in non-profit and public sectors
  • Ability to manage projects, consultants and budgets on deadline and per agreed upon benchmarks
  • Team skills, such as flexibility, diplomacy, and listening skills
  • Highly organized with ability to multi-task
  • Digitally savvy with familiarity writing for digital platforms

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply

https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/about-us/careers/communications-officer-speechwriting-internal-communications/

Philadelphia, PA

Part-time Senior Writer – Development, Pennsylvania Humanities Council

The Organization

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council puts the humanities in action to create positive change. Our programs and grants bring Pennsylvanians together to build avenues for civic involvement and community development, and for youth and adult learners to strengthen skills for school, work, and personal improvement. We are an independent partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and part of a network of 56 state humanities councils that spans the nation and U.S. jurisdictions. Learn more at pahumanities.org.

Position Overview

The Senior Writer supports the work of PHC to increase the funding and visibility of the organization, its programs and advocacy efforts. Reporting to the Development Director, this individual will motivate contributions and expand visibility by telling the story of PHC’s mission and impact. The position requires strategic thinking, collaboration, and a combination of finely honed development and communications skills – including writing high-quality, compelling proposals, and translating research into relatable content for development audiences. This is a tremendous opportunity for a fund development professional looking to join a highly regarded and growing organization on a permanent part-time basis, and to have a significant and meaningful impact on the lives of people and communities PHC serves.

RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Leads the development, writing, and design of the donor newsletter and annual report, as well as solicitation campaigns and stewardship correspondence.

·         In consultation with the Development Director, develops and assumes primary responsibility for executing a donor and prospect stewardship strategy.

·         With the Development Director, develops a comprehensive calendar of funding opportunities for private and corporate foundations, as well as government agencies to support PHC’s priorities.

·         Creates production timelines for donor campaigns, proposals, and reports.

·         Provides stewardship to current donors, including regular written updates.

·         Researches and identifies foundation and government funding streams, and participates in prioritizing and planning for new funding opportunities.

·         Conducts the research for and writing of a broad range of documents, including proposals, narrative reports, award nominations, appeal letters, and correspondence.

·         Contributes to creation of social media fundraising campaigns and effective reports, fact sheets, development invitations, and other marketing, fundraising, and advocacy materials.

·         Assists with writing projects and external communications efforts as requested and edits/proofreads material written by other staff members.

QUALIFICATIONS

•         Bachelor’s Degree.

•         Minimum 5-7 years of experience with fundraising research and writing proposals, reports, and development communications.

•         Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources and write compelling copy for fundraising.

•         Ability to handle multiple assignments and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.

•         Ability to work with internal and external constituents, and comfort dealing with diverse audiences.

How To Apply

TO APPLY
Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position addressed to hr@pahumanities.org.

Preference for Seattle, WA; Oakland, CA; Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; and Cambridge, MA

Director of Foundation Engagement, Mathematica Policy Research

The Organization

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, Mathematica has been at the forefront of assessing the effectiveness of policies and programs for decades. Considered an architect of social policy research, the organization conducted the nation’s first major social research experiment, the New Jersey Negative Income Tax Experiment, to test ways of encouraging low-income individuals to work. In recent years, Mathematica has launched four specialized research centers and has diversified its work to include policy issues related to child welfare, housing, veterans’ affairs, and climate change as well as strategies to alleviate poverty in developing countries.

Position Overview

Mathematica Policy Research, an internationally recognized nonpartisan research organization, seeks a relationship-driven and strategic Director of Foundation Engagement (Director) who will help to grow, deepen, and diversify the organization’s portfolio of work with foundations and their implementing partners. Working together with Mathematica’s area leaders and experts in the human services portfolio, the Director will engage foundation leaders and grantees to better understand both existing and emergent priorities, how Mathematica’s services can advance those priorities, and where there is opportunity for co-creation and partnership around new areas.

Mathematica is dedicated to improving social well-being by creating and making use of relevant evidence. With 1,200 staff across nine national offices, Mathematica helps clients address pressing social issues through program and policy evaluations, technical assistance, data analytics, data collection, and capacity-building.  They have worked with a wide range of foundations, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. In addition to foundations, Mathematica serves nonprofit organizations, universities, professional associations, and federal, state, and local agencies.

As it is more critical than ever that social policy and community change be evidence-based, the Director will play a key role in identifying ways that Mathematica can develop and refine the strategies of partners in the philanthropic sector, particularly around issues involving education, early childhood, youth programs, and economic mobility. The Director is expected to have a finger on the pulse of significant developments and trends across the philanthropic landscape and have familiarity in working with or at foundations on projects that inform the decisions of foundation staff, grantees, other implementing partners, policymakers, and practitioners.

The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in or around the philanthropic sector and will bring substantive expertise working in the US on initiatives relevant to Mathematica’s Human Services division. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to convey complex technical issues to a broad and diverse audience are required. A Master’s degree or equivalent experience in education, public policy, sociology, psychology, economics or a related social science is preferred.

How To Apply

Mathematica Policy Research has retained Talent Citizen to assist in this recruitment. President Tracy Welsh and Associate Connor Daley are leading this search.

To learn more about this opportunity or to apply, please visit http://talentcitizen.com/active-searches/mpr-dfe/

Richmond, VA

Director of Philanthropy, The American Civil Liberties Union of Virgnia

The Organization

The ACLU of Virginia strives to be Virginia’s premiere guardian of civil liberties https://acluva.org/and a recognized champion of civil rights for all Virginians. For nearly a hundred
years (50 in Virginia), the ACLU has made a profound difference in the lives of
clients and community members, as well as historic contributions to our country and state. Now, more people than ever before have turned to the ACLU, to fight back against unprecedented new attacks on civil rights and liberties. The ACLU of Virginia is dedicated to reforming our criminal justice system, ending sex discrimination and ensuring equality for all, and protecting freedom of speech and religion, abortion access, voting rights, and right to privacy.

Position Overview

The Director of Philanthropy is a member of the leadership team reporting
to the Executive Director. The Director is responsible for creating and energizing a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization and leading a comprehensive development program to grow the ACLU-VA’s revenue stream and strengthen our relationships with supporters. The Director of Philanthropy will drive and implement the fund development growth strategy and manage the operation of the development programs. The Director of Philanthropy will work in partnership with the Executive Director and a Development Associate and with the active involvement and professional support of the members of the
ACLU-VA board of directors and other staff of the ACLU-VA and the national ACLU.

How To Apply

Send a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position as detailed in this announcement, a current resume, and an outline of a plan for
identifying and stewarding a $10,000+ donor to Claire Guthrie Gastañaga,
Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia, 701 E. Franklin Street, Suite 1412,
Richmond, VA 23219 or by email to Jobs@acluva.org with “Director of Philanthropy” in the subject line of the email.

https://acluva.org/en/jobs/director-philanthropy

San Francisco

Controller, The San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

he Controller reports to the CFO and is responsible for all aspects of the accounting department, including financial reporting and GAAP compliance, tax reporting, establishing and monitoring internal controls, supervision of general accounting functions, and implementing best practices for nonprofits and community foundations.

The Controller leverages community foundation and nonprofit accounting networks to stay abreast of and educate staff about accounting and regulatory developments impacting The San Francisco Foundation (the Foundation). The Controller will also be the team leader for the selection and implementation of a new fund accounting and general ledger software package and oversee the integration of the accounting systems with other systems in use at the Foundation.

Position Overview

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversight of Accounting Department:  Establishes, documents, and implements internal controls pertaining to all aspects of the accounting and finance department. This includes accounts payable and receivable, gift processing, grants payable, cash and investment flows and reconciliations, tax and regulatory compliance, and accounting for supporting organizations. Also includes ownership of the general ledger, chart of accounts, and accounting processes and procedures.
  • Staff Supervision and Development: Supervises accounting staff to ensure appropriate understanding of roles and integration of workflow. Sets workloads, assignments, and goals with staff. Develops staff through continuing education and mentoring. Provides feedback and encouragement of staff through performance reviews and goal setting.
  • General Accounting:  Ensures that all accounts are appropriately reviewed and reconciled. Reviews general ledger account balances and transactions for validity and appropriateness. Reviews all journal entries and ensures all activity is properly recorded. Ensures proper fund set up and maintenance of fund activity and fund records. Researches current accounting guidance to ensure compliance with GAAP.
  • Banking and Investments:  Authorizes investment and cash movements, monitors bank and brokerage activity, submit files to bank for check payments or cancelations, monitors changes to payee vendor records.
  • Annual Audit: Manages audit process and relationship with auditors. Oversees preparation of financial statements, notes, and all supporting documentation for the annual audit. Coordinates handoff of items requested by the auditor for both interim and year-end audit. Assist auditors in interfacing with departments to ensure information is provided and any issues are resolved.
  • Audit Committee: Staffs the Audit Committee by providing agenda materials and items for action items for approval by the committee. Follows up on committee action items. Ensures appropriate approval for audit and tax work to be performed. Coordinates Audit Committee activities with auditors and the TSFF Board of Trustees. Addresses management letter comment and ensures appropriate follow up.
  • Tax Returns: Oversees filing of all tax returns, including Form 990, Form 990-T, 1099s, and California Forms 199, 109, RRF-1, Statements of Information, welfare exemption, property tax return, EDD withholding, and other state tax returns as required. Provides all data needed to for preparation of tax returns by outside CPA firm. Reviews all returns for filings. Ensures all tax payments have been made timely. Researches tax compliance and consults as needed with tax advisors on issues such as donor-advised fund compliance, unrelated business income tax, and reporting of transactions with offshore entities.
  • Ad-hoc Analysis and Support: Contributes finance and accounting expertise and data to support cross-department initiatives and decision-making. Responds to inquiries from other staff or constituents regarding accounting or business processes.  Collaborates with other departments, such as Grants Management and Donor Services to find solutions to operational issues and ensure smooth handoffs. Responds to grantees’ and other non-profits’ questions regarding generally accepted accounting principles for non-profit organizations. Responds to audit confirmation requests for agency funds.
  • System Implementation and Maintenance:  As the business owner of the financial accounting system, maintains data integrity, ensures adequate training, oversees the quality of the system, and sets system rights for users. The Controller manages the definition of business rules, configuration, and maintenance of accounting system. Administrator of Concur expense reporting system.
  • QUALIFICATIONSEducation:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related finance degree.  CPA required.

    Experience:  5+ years’ experience in accounting/finance as a Controller or comparable level.  Nonprofit experience desirable. Experience in effectively managing and developing professional staff. Experience in leading accounting system implementation is a plus.

    Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:  Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) to a diverse group of individuals including the Board of Trustees, Auditors, CPAs, IRS, Investment Managers and Staff.  Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting, tax law, investments and banking, and accounting systems. Works well under pressure and can meet multiple, critical deadlines and goals with a high degree of accuracy.  Takes initiative and solves problems with minimal direction.  Skilled in creating a team-oriented work environment.

How To Apply

Employment Opportunities

Tacoma

Controller, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation

The Organization

About Greater Tacoma Community Foundation: Created in 1981 by a group of nine caring and compassionate community members, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF) has grown from one gift of $10,000 to a robust organization supporting thousands of nonprofits partners in the South Puget Sound. In 36 years of operation, we provided more than $100 million in grants to the Pierce County community due in part to the generosity of our donors.

GTCF has helped hundreds of social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders reshape our community through arts and culture, basic needs services, education, after-school programs for youth, environmental initiatives, empowerment opportunities for women and girls, and much more. Our focus has and will be on making a measurable impact on key community issues through collaborative efforts that ensure our communities thrive for generations to come.

Our Team: We are a relatively small but mighty team committed to delivering the highest quality philanthropic services for the greater community, our donors, and our nonprofit partners. We believe our people talents are at the heart of creating meaningful community opportunities and results. Our values guide our decision-making and our strategies ensure we are intentional in maximizing our efforts to serve people with diverse ideas, cultures, and backgrounds in meaningful ways. We value people with open hearts and open minds who can create a warm, inviting, and transformational experience for all people.

Mission: Strengthening our community by fostering generosity and connecting people who care with causes that matter.

Vision: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation visualizes Pierce County as a vibrant, compassionate, and beautiful community where people and programs work in harmony to provide personal, organizational, and environmental prosperity. GTCF will be a leader in the development of this vision by providing expertise, innovation, and inspiration for community members to connect personal and family values with powerful long-term community impact through philanthropy.

Values: Integrity, Leadership, Innovation, Collaboration

Position Overview

Job Title: CONTROLLER

Department: Finance/Accounting

Position Reports to (Title): CFO

FLSA Status: Exempt

Roles that Reports to this position (Titles): SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

The Controller is responsible for administration of financial systems and monthly accounting practices including preparation of accurate and timely financial data for financial reporting and management uses, financial systems and process development, as well as the administrative functions of payroll, benefits, insurance, and taxes.

The Controller plays a key role in supporting GTCF’s staff to ensure friendly, timely, and accurate information

to both internal and external clients. The Controller manages, trains, and provides guidance to the Sr. Accountant who performs the majority of the daily financial tasks.

Key Job Functions:

% of Time Spent on Function on an Annualized Basis

40%

1.   Monthly Financial Accounting

2.   Reporting and Statement Preparation

30%

3.   Human Resource, Employee Benefits and Payroll Administration

10%

4.   Information Technology

10%

5.   Gifts and Pledges

10%

Primary Roles, Responsibilities:

 Monthly Financial Accounting

•       Provide oversight, training and review of AP, AR, P/R, GL, reconciliation, grants and fund accounting duties of the Sr. Accountant

•       Plan and coordinate month-end-close, including accurate preparation and review of JEs and reconciliation of accounts

•       Ensure accurate records and reporting for vendors including colleting W-9s, 1099s and 1096s at year end

•       Make sure all account detail is reconciled monthly to control accounts

•       Oversee disbursements, including AP, grant/scholarships

•       Determine cash flow needs and process related transactions

Prepare and submit timely state and local tax and license reporting Financial and Reporting

•       Prepare monthly and quarterly financial and management reports, including but not limited to Statement of Activities, Statement of Financial Position, forecasts, cash flow forecasts, variance reports, and related analysis.

•       Support work of the Investment, Audit and Finance committees

•       Assist CFO in preparation of the annual budget

•       Calculate and record administrative fees and annual spending amounts

•       Prepare and oversee the preparation of work papers for the annual audit including the adjusted consolidated trial balance and footnotes.

•       Plan and coordinate preparation of the Form 990 return and related supporting schedules

•       Prepare and issue Quarterly Fund Statements Collaborate with Program, Development and Communication staff to prepare and monitor departmental budgets

•       Maintain records for Charitable Remainder Unitrustsand Charitable Gift Annuities and oversee the processing of quarterly payments with cover letter

Bank and Investment Reconciliations

•       Review activity and reconciliation of checking and investment accounts monthly

•       Review allocations of unitized investment returns to each of the funds in the FIMS FACTS module

•       Communicate with investment advisors and managers

Human Resource, Employee Benefits and Payroll Administration

•       Work with CFO to Identify and establish comprehensive, competitive, cost conscious benefit package.

•       Oversee the calculation and processing of payroll deductions and recording of payroll transactions in accounting systems

•       Oversee the maintenance of organized and accurate employee records, including employee files and databases. Track and update employee census data

•       Assist in the onboarding of new hires, including benefits and payroll paperwork and enrollment as needed

•       Provide information to staff related to employee benefits

•       Develop accounting policies and procedures to provide adequate internal controls

•       Coach/train other staff members as needed in performing their duties according to the Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual

Information Technology

•       Maintain inventory of computer equipment, services, licenses; acquire hardware and software and arrange for installation as needed.

•       Arrange for additions, deletions, upgrades and patches to FIMS and other software

•       Orient and train new staff on computer network system including password security, log- on procedures and remote access

•       Maintain the IT portion of the Disaster Recovery Plan

Gifts and Pledges

•       Oversee the Senior Administrative Manager in gift and pledge payment entry

•       Review daily gift entry for accuracy, recommend corrections as necessary, and post.

•       Manage pledges payable, including maintain and monitor credit card processing system for recurring pledge payments

•       Work with staff to monitor accounts receivable – identify and process write-offs

Skills Required/Experience

•       Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Business is required. CPA designation desired

•       At least ten years of professional level accounting and finance experience, with 3 years’ experience

as a controller of a similarly sized organization including experience in fund accounting.

•       Experience providing support for human resources issues in a small team, including benefits, payroll and compliance requirements.

•       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to work within all levels of the organization and successfully deliver information and recommendations to executives.

•       Ability to work under pressure and achieve required deadlines.

•       Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment.

•       Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Experience and background

•       Nonprofit and/or Foundation experience

•       CPA with audit experience

•       Supervisory skills

Working Conditions

 GTCF offers many great benefits to its employees, including: a competitive salary; bonus pool opportunities; healthcare; generous retirement plan contributions; paid parking; paid vacation, holidays and sick time; continuing education opportunities; a fully-stocked kitchen with beverages and tasty snacks; and much more.

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS

•       Please submit a cover letter describing why this role is aligned to your background, skills and interest

•       Current resume

•       Materials are to be submitted via email – hr@gtcf.org

•       References will be requested from final candidates

•       No recruiters please

Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Troy, MI

Communications Officer, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private foundations in the United States and is metro Detroit’s largest foundation. With a $3.8 billion endowment and a staff of nearly 100 employees, we work to expand opportunities in America’s cities for people with low incomes. We do this through grantmaking and social investing nationally in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Detroit. The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting systems. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

Position Overview

The Communications Officer is responsible for identifying, researching, writing, visualizing and promoting news stories, press releases, case studies, videos, and other materials to promote understanding of The Kresge Foundation’s mission, grantmaking and investing through compelling data-driven storytelling across all media. This position serves as an integral partner and strategic advisor to develop and execute communication plans that advance the priorities of the Foundation.

Primary responsibilities

·         Identifies, captures and packages new knowledge generated by program/practice teams for sharing within their respective fields, with the sector and with mainstream audiences.

·         Identifies, researches and writes news stories, press releases, case studies and other materials to promote understanding of Kresge’s mission, grantmaking and investing through compelling, data-driven storytelling across all media.

·         Writes columns and opinion pieces for assigned program/practice teams, as needed.

·         Conceptualizes, originates content, scripts and produces video, multi-media, web and audio products.

·         Creates and/or edits content for speeches and presentations for assigned program/practice teams, assuring alignment with the foundation’s overall communications plan and key messages.

·         Creates, posts and updates content for Foundation website.

·         Brings the full complement of communications tools to bear – traditional, digital, graphic, social, and event management – to create and deliver content that is visual, consistent and integrated for maximum reach to desired audiences.

·         Helps build the social media presence and capacity of the Foundation through direct creation and training for assigned program/practice team members.

·         Assists Kresge grantees and partners with their communications needs, including advising, reviewing and editing press releases, research reports and other materials, as needed; orchestrating from behind-the-scenes or assisting with media and other events, as needed.

·         Stays abreast of the local, regional and national media to identify and pitch new stories that illustrate Kresge’s programmatic priorities and objectives, makes visible issues of strategic importance to the Foundation, and extends the work of program/practice teams.

·         Provides research and project support for the External Affairs and Communications Office as needed.

·         Assists with copyediting, fact checking and quality control as needed.

·         Serves as back-up to fellow communications office staffers, as needed.

 Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related liberal arts field.

·         A minimum of 7 years of progressive external experience working as a professional writer

or communications officer.

·         Demonstrates ownership of responsibilities with some management oversight.

·         Strong commitment to the foundation’s vision, values, and equity with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.

·         Demonstrated news judgment, writing, researching and interviewing skills.

·         Ability to accurately translate complicated technical and/or scholarly information to sector and mainstream audiences using clear, accessible prose.

·         Experience with content-management systems, social media, search engine optimization, and Web-based technology.

·         Thorough knowledge and practice of Associated Press style.

·         Ability to juggle tasks, quickly adapt to changing needs, and work independently and as part of a dynamic and evolving team.

·         Fervor to keep up with rapidly changing communications technology.

·         Experience with Web and print publishing desirable.

·         Experience designing, scripting, developing content and producing video, multi-media, Web and audio products desirable.

How To Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to careers@kresge.org. The deadline for application submission is July 12, 2018.

Kresge is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Troy, MI

Program Team Assistant – Human Services, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private foundations in the United States and is metro Detroit’s largest foundation. With a $3.8 billion endowment and a staff of nearly 100 employees, we work to expand opportunities in America’s cities for people with low incomes. We do this through grantmaking and social investing nationally in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Detroit. The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting systems. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

Position Overview

The Program Team Assistant serves as the support and information nucleus of the Human Services Program while providing administrative and project based assistance to the Managing Director, Deputy Director and other team members as assigned.

This position requires highly professional, customer service focused interaction (orally and in writing) with grantees, consultants, the general public, and representatives within the Foundation. This person is required to be familiar with and engaged in the team strategy and initiatives. The Assistant requires the ability to be proactive and self-directed and must possess sound judgment and high attention to detail. This position also requires a commitment to producing high quality work and support while displaying a consistently collaborative and cooperative attitude.

Primary responsibilities

·         Schedules internal and external meetings and convenings: coordinates calendars, assembles meeting materials, makes meal arrangements, and confirms appointments for the department.

·         Coordinates business travel, airfare bookings, accommodation arrangements, car services, and Outlook itineraries for the Deputy Director and other team members as assigned.

·         Assembles Board and/or Workgroup materials: finalizes documents and posts to appropriate locations adhering to the processes and deadlines set by the Executive Office.

·         Prepares correspondence, proofreads memos, drafts decline letters, creates charts and excel spreadsheets, and manages contacts and distribution lists.

·         Responsible for processing department expenses, preparing expense reports, and resolving discrepancies with Finance.

·         Serves as a first point of contact to internal stakeholders relating to documents and information for the team.

·         Responsible for receiving and preparing letters of inquiry (LOIs) for review and distributing to appropriate team member.

·         Responds to or distributes initial email and verbal general grant inquiries for assigned team as needed.

·         Completes consulting contract internal forms, routes for approvals and distributes executed documents to external consultants and Finance. Maintains master file of current consultants for the team.

·         Prepares mailings and shipments of materials; opens and distributes department mail.

·         Assists program staff with administrative budget tracking. Researches, assembles and tracks various department information and data accurately.

·         Represents the foundation externally (orally and in writing) in a highly professional and customer service focused manner.

·         Responsible for filing, document management and preparation of special projects as requested by the Deputy Director.

·         Provides secondary back-up for telephone support and receptionist activities.

·         This position may require some local off-site work and light travel for the purpose of meeting preparations.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.

·         Strong commitment to the foundation’s vision and values with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.

 Qualifications

·         High school diploma or Associates degree, including course work in business communications, office management, and related areas.

·         A minimum of three to five years of professional administrative office experience preferred, but not required.

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact as a team member and with Foundation colleagues.

·         Proven experience with advanced Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other software is essential to accomplishing the work of this position.

·         Proven experience and skill with calendar management, travel arrangements, and proofreading.

·         Highly collaborative approach to working in a team-based environment.

·         Demonstrated high work quality in a highly detail-oriented role.

·         The proven ability to maintain confidentiality and practice discretion.

Knowledge of, passion for, and commitment to human services preferred.

How To Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to careers@kresge.org. The deadline for application submission is July 16, 2018.

Kresge is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Tucson, AZ

Loyal Donor Officer (AZ), The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity; therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.  Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and build long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, Disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Position Overview

Want to help save the planet? One quarter of The Nature Conservancy’s funding comes from supporters who have named our organization a beneficiary of their estate plans. Many long-time donors make a gift in their will or trust to their favorite charities to ensure that the work they believe in will continue beyond their lifetime. The Conservancy considers these donors an important part of our “family” and invests the funds from these gifts in critical work to conserve lands and waters around the world for future generations. Join our team in a new initiative to build a meaningful stewardship and cultivation program for our loyal donors and help raise even more of these gifts critical to our conservation mission. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is highly motivated, loves interacting with diverse constituencies and supporters, and is interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.

 

The Loyal Donor Program is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as Loyal Donor Officer in Arizona. This position works closely with fundraising staff to secure bequest notifications, steward our most loyal supporters, and uncover major and planned gift potential. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment, have experience working with donors, and has exceptional attention to detail. The Loyal Donor Officer will apply knowledge of our local, regional, and global conservation projects to their donor-centric approach to cultivation and solicitation of loyal donors. To be successful and happy in this position, candidates should have a strong interest in working with donors, an interest in learning about our organization’s conservation priorities and planned giving, and be available to travel when needed. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual; multi-cultural; cross cultural experience and background an asset.
  •  Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
  • Major gift and direct fundraising experience.
  •  Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, specifically planned giving.
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.

How To Apply

This position will be based in the Tucson, AZ office. We offer a competitive salary with great benefits.  Positions start between $62,000 and $67,000. For a complete position description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #46686.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on August 8, 2018.

Washington, D.C.

Program Coordinator, National Center for Family Philanthropy

The Organization

About NCFP

NCFP is a national nonprofit located in Washington, DC. Our staff are mission driven, set ambitious goals, and share a culture of trust, respect and honesty. NCFP is open to diverse views and new ideas, and values open communications. Together we meet high standards of excellence in our work.

NCFP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Position Overview

The National Center for Family Philanthropy is seeking a Program Coordinator to join its dynamic team. This role provides the opportunity to influence the largest and most diverse sector of philanthropic giving and to support philanthropic families and those who work with them. We are a very collaborative team and are excited to provide opportunities for growth in different areas based on the skillsets and interests of candidates. The successful candidate will have experience in providing programs and marketing/communications, blending the ability to envision, develop and manage programs while engaging audiences through social media, our interactive website, and other communications outlets.

The Program Coordinator reports to the Vice President, Programs, and supports and contributes to a robust offering of programs, services, and communications for audiences served by NCFP. Past team members in this role have enjoyed responsibilities including the following. We are a very collaborative team and are excited to provide opportunities for growth in different areas based on the skillsets and interests of candidates.

  • Support the development and execution of programs and strategies that advance the practice of family philanthropy, helping families to be more effective and achieve greater impact.
  • Support NCFP webinar planning and execution: including identifying speakers, creating slide decks and marketing emails, and other related activities.
  • Assist with content and session development for all convenings, including the National Forum on Family Philanthropy, Trustee Education Institute, CEO Retreats, and other trainings and seminars.
  • Scheduling and support for NCFP advisory committees, including the National Forum Advisory Committee, and Trends in Family Philanthropy Advisory Committee.
  • Respond to requests for information (RFIs) from NCFP families and other stakeholders, and deliver customized presentations to individual families and small groups.
  • Create website content, including podcasts, e-books, and slideshows, and edits the monthly e-newsletter.
  • Update programming events to support editing bios, descriptions, and keeping all materials updated.
  • Support the Family Philanthropy Online Knowledge Center, and ensure a robust offering of resources. Works with NCFP staff, sector leaders and partner subscribers to upload and format resources, identify new resources on topics of interest, and create curated lists on FAQs from members.
  • Represent the organization externally and maintain active relationships throughout the field, and build a growing network of sources for NCFP content and successful partnerships.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required; focus on philanthropy, nonprofit management, public policy, or related issue area preferred. Two to three years program management experience required in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector.

Strong communications skills, including writing and editing for print, web and social media. Excellent research and analytical skills. Exceptional attention to detail, along with strong project management skills. Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in organizing work, establishing priorities and meeting demanding project goals.  Strong team orientation and willingness to be flexible and work in cross-functional teams. This position will require both creativity as well as a willingness to provide administrative support if and when needed.

How To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to hr@ncfp.org with the subject line: Program Coordinator

Washington, DC

Executive Director, Food & Friends

The Organization
Food & Friends is built on a simple premise: people with life-challenging illnesses deserve nutrition and compassion.  Founded in 1988, Food & Friends started with 20 volunteers enlisted to deliver 15 meals per day.  Today, Food & Friends has its own state-of-the-art kitchen and pantry facility, and new programs to meet the changing needs of people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses in the Greater Washington area from its headquarters in Northeast DC.

With a budget of approximately $10 million, Food & Friends delivers nearly one million meals per year to health challenged community members in need of access to medically coordinated nutrition, the majority of which are low income community members.  Food & Friends operations and growth have been led by its Executive Director of 24 years, Craig Shniderman, who plans to retire at the end of 2018.

Food & Friends is at the cutting edge of the Food is Medicine movement.  The enormous potential of its work was underscored in 2016 by the completion of the Diabetes Pilot Project, which was done in conjunction with the George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates’ Heart and Vascular Institute.  The results of the project showed how Food & Friends’ service is critical to managing chronic illness, reducing hospitalizations, and improving health outcomes.

Food & Friends provides three core services: home delivered meals, groceries-to-go, and nutrition counselling.  Specifically, Food & Friends core mission is to improve the lives and health of people HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses by:

  • Preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries tailored to each of its client’s unique medical and dietary needs Providing nutritional counselling and wellness education that enhances its clients’ quality of life
  • Creating a strong sense of community for  clients, volunteers , and supporters, which is focused on reducing the social isolation that often comes with serious illnesses, and
  • Providing meaningful opportunities for neighbors to help neighbors in need

In 2017, Food & Friends embarked on an ambitious, four-year strategic plan to create a solid foundation for the next phase of the organization.

More information about the critical work taking place at Food & Friends can be found at https://www.foodandfriends.org/

Position Overview

The Role
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for leading a team of 55 employees and thousands of volunteers to deliver meals and hope to its clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  The ED will have the primary responsibility of providing the strategic and operational leadership and will work collaboratively with the staff and Board to develop and implement Food & Friend’s vision pertaining to programs, partnerships, and revenue generation in support of its mission.  Above all, s/he will be passionate about the Food & Friends mission.

The ED will be an exceptional leader who brings operational excellence, intellectual breadth, convening power, and practical experience with the nonprofit, philanthropic, and business sectors.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successful management of a large, diverse, and complex organization, with strong skills in fundraising/revenue generation and cost controls for improved operational efficiency.  S/he will have experience working closely with board leadership, staff, and external constituents to achieve ambitious goals.

The ED must be a leader with an entrepreneurial mindset and have the ability to establish a collaborative and supportive working environment that fosters trust and teamwork.  S/he will be the primary spokesperson for Food & Friends in communicating its mission, vision, and goals to internal and external constituents.  Bringing passion to the role, the ED will communicate standards and principles that guide the organization.  To achieve a high-performing work environment, this leader must also ensure workplace and food safety standards are met throughout its many operations.

This leader will work with staff and the Board of Directors to drive results and deepen its community impact.  The successful candidate will listen to, and learn from, key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.  S/he will lead the culture of the organization, and attract top talent.  The ED will have outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to represent the organization effectively across a diversity of audiences and can mobilize key constituents, such as individual and corporate donors to action.

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the efficient and effective daily execution of Food & Friend’s mission, preparation, and delivery of meals, groceries, and nutritional services, to clients.
  • Manage existing partnerships and coalitions to enhance Food & Friends’ ability to deliver on its mission, including partnerships with government funding sources (e.g. grants).
  • Serve as the main fundraiser of the organization and build institutional capacity; understand the interests, needs and capacities of different types of donors (e.g., individuals, corporations, institutions, and foundations).
  • Further develop the organization’s position as a leader in the Food as Medicine movement as it relates to food education, preparation, delivery and related services.
  • Serve as a thought leader, pushing forward new ideas and managing a high-performing staff and complex operation.
  • Maintain, develop, and manage internal operations to be productive, inspired, effective, and fiscally sound.
  • Bring a deep passion for the mission of Food& Friends, and a shared pride in the impact the organization has on the community.

Candidate Profile
Food & Friends seeks a highly effective, experienced, credible, strategic, enthusiastic, relationship and community-oriented leader to build on the current success of Food & Friends.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity for leadership through vision, communication, action, and passion for the mission of Food & Friends and the community it serves.

In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:
Community Engagement, Building Partnerships, & Influence

  • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
  • Adept at listening, informing, and contributing to a strategic vision, coupled with a willingness to be accountable for the oversight of implementation.
  • Ability to inspire trust and followership in others through compelling influence, powerful charisma, passion, and active drive.
  • Passionate for creating access to Food & Friend’s mission and the Food as Medicine movement.

Leadership & Management

  • High level of cultural acuity, emotional intelligence, empathy, integrity, and sense of humor.
  • Ensure the daily execution of the Food & Friends mission of delivering nutritious food and services to its clients
  • Charismatic and diplomatic, with the maturity, interpersonal skills, and intellect.
  • Ability to measure and report on outcomes and impact of partnerships by ensuring the appropriate performance management systems and metrics are in place to track performance against agreed upon goals.
  • Ensure workplace and food safety; leadership experience working in complex and compliance-oriented organizations.
  • Set priorities decisively, delegate responsibilities, assure accountability, and allocate resources appropriately to ensure sustainable results through excellent execution.
  • Ability to lead by example and drive the organization’s performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement.

Fundraising & Business Development

  • Significant experience with and/or aptitude to fundraise with individual, corporate, institutional, and foundation donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically partner in the development of transformative gift ideas while also managing a development program designed to build lifelong donor relationships at every gift band.
  • Proven ability to cultivate new revenue streams, including grants in aid.
  • Successfully engage Board of Directors in fundraising activities on an ongoing basis.

Strategic Acumen

  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization and push the boundaries within the industry.
  • Inclined to seek and analyze data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organization’s overall strategy.
  • Able to effectively balance the desire/need for broad change with an understanding of how much change the organization is capable of handling, to create realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful.
  • Pursues data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organization’s overall strategy.

Interpersonal Skills & Passion

  • Able to persevere in the face of challenges, and exhibit a steadfast resolve and relentless commitment to higher standards, which commands respect from followers.
  • Personal commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainly; able to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.
  • Encourage others to share the spotlight and visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team.
  • High degree of integrity and forethought in his/her approach to making decisions; able   to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always taking into account what is best for the organization.

How To Apply
This search is being conducted by John McNaught and Jamie Hechinger of Russell Reynolds Associates. Nominations and applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and your resume (in Word or PDF format) should be submitted to FoodandFriends@RussellReynolds.com on or before July 13, 2018. Email submission required.

Washington, DC

Membership Development Manager, Exponent Philanthropy

The Organization

Exponent Philanthropy is a vibrant membership organization that provides the resources and connections that help funders make the most of the minutes they have and the dollars they give. Exponent Philanthropy amplifies and celebrates the vital work of a diverse group of givers who unite through their unique style of giving, which is lean, agile, responsive, passionate, and personal. Membership is open to all individuals and organizations that give annually to more than one recipient, including those who use foundations, donor advised funds, giving circles, and other giving vehicles to carry out their philanthropy. We have members in all 50 states representing thousands of philanthropic leaders that embrace our warm and welcoming culture, based on the following principles: relationships come first, one size does not fit all, learning is a lifelong journey, quality is essential, and inspiration from the collective impact of our members.

In our staff, we look for highly collegial, ethical, bright, and customer service-oriented individuals who have a commitment to quality work. Staff members are passionate about our mission and core values, are driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, and have a strong outcomes orientation. Exponent Philanthropy is an organization that values and rewards performance, collaboration, and ingenuity.

Position Overview

This position is an integral part of our membership and marketing team and focuses on member acquisition. After evolving our brand from the Association of Small Foundations to Exponent Philanthropy in 2014, we are positioned to grow our membership in our core target market, leanly staffed private foundations, as well as in new target markets including small community foundations, individual donors, and philanthropic families. A successful Membership Development Manager will be innovative, creative, and committed to improving our overall member acquisition strategy and drive its implementation. He or she will collaborate with our full team and key stakeholders to ensure our acquisition goals are met.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the creation of and serve as the lead on the execution of dynamic membership acquisition strategies that will result in annual net gains in membership and broader awareness of Exponent Philanthropy.
  • Initiate, execute, and evaluate membership acquisition activities.
  • Contribute to the development of and manage membership recruitment communications and campaigns.
  • Collaborate with the broader team on identifying ways to effectively communicate the value of membership through the development of print and digital collateral.
  • Support and initiate organizational efforts to generate membership leads.
  • Process, track, and nurture prospects with the goal of moving them through the membership pipeline and converting them to members.
  • Collaborate with other teams to leverage existing programs and resources, and foster personal connections with prospects expressing interest in our network.
  • Effectively work with member volunteers and staff on initiatives that will contribute positively to membership-related goals.
  • Represent the organization at external events and effectively communicate the value of Exponent Philanthropy membership.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years of association, marketing, sales, or philanthropy; philanthropy experience a plus.
  • Capacity and motivation to develop an in-depth understanding of Exponent Philanthropy’s target audiences, programs, resources, and services.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with different personality types.
  • Experience with member databases, association management software, and/or customer relationship management software; Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated past success in executing membership strategies that have resulted in growth.
  • Excellent written, verbal, analytical, and organizational skills; able to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated assertiveness along with an ability to accept and learn from failure.
  • Resourceful, with the ability to make decisions in an evolving environment as well as anticipate future needs.
  • Attention to detail with the goal of generating and maintaining accurate data.
  • Commitment to customer service-oriented excellence.
  • Comfort with making presentations in front of an audience and meeting one-on-one with key stakeholders.

How To Apply

Interested parties should email cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to hr@exponentphilanthropy.org.