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The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that works to build a brighter future for the nation’s children by strengthening families, building paths to economic opportunity and transforming struggling communities into safer and healthier places to live, work and grow. The Foundation distributes grants to organizations that help states, cities and neighborhoods improve the lives of children and families.
The Foundation seeks a program associate for its Atlanta Civic Site team who will manage projects that aim to strengthen families, increase access to opportunity and build thriving communities in Atlanta, focusing on three key result areas: family economic success, education achievement and neighborhood transformation. The Foundation’s work in Atlanta centers on six neighborhoods on the south side of the city, known as Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V).
The program associate will work with the director and senior associates to ensure assigned projects are completed within the scope and budget and in a timely fashion to achieve maximum results. In addition to Foundation staff, the program associate will work collaboratively with grantees, partners and community stakeholders in and outside of NPU-V. Primary responsibilities include jointly designing and facilitating community engagement efforts to address racial and other inequities and to advance equitable outcomes for children, families and communities.
- Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with Foundation staff, grantees, partners and other community stakeholders
- Collaborate with grantees and partners to develop, clarify and execute specific requirements for each project
- Track assigned project progress and performance, specifically to ensure the successful completion of short- and long-term goals
- Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to projects based on financial analysis and feedback
- Delegate project tasks as appropriate to Foundation staff, grantees and partners
- Assist in the development, implementation, management and monitoring of grant-making, partnership and field-building strategies
- Review the progress of designated grantees and project partners, with a particular emphasis on program development and capacity building; assist with acquisition and management of technical assistance to grantees and project partners; facilitate communication and the exchange of information among grantees and project partners
- Represent the Foundation at meetings and conferences and assist in organizing and participating in meetings, conferences and site visits
- Use data and data analysis and conduct and present research in implementing and reporting progress on projects
- Make recommendations regarding adjustments to investments and advise in the development of new projects
- Stay current on relevant issues, policies, exemplary programs, resources and information related to the Atlanta Civic Site team’s family economic success, neighborhood transformation and education achievement result areas
- Provide coordination and support to the Atlanta Civic Site team, respond to requests for materials and information and track and obtain resources and information
- Exhibit a keen understanding of and have experience working with racial and ethnic equity and inclusion principles in communities of color
- Exhibit a keen understanding of community strengths, needs and opportunities, and apply an approach to community work that emphasizes strengths and assets
- Seek to use the Foundation’s resources in an equitable manner with regard to race, ethnicity and gender
- Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the Foundation’s mission, values, standards, principles and programs, drawing on Casey’s knowledge management system, intranet, website, staff development sessions and other learning opportunities to establish this competency
- Manage grantees and consultants
- Manage community planning, engagement and feedback processes
- Supervise program assistants, administrative assistants and interns assigned to support the above work
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to manage projects, including establishing timelines, managing resources, conducting follow-up and due-diligence visits, communicating with partners and meeting project deadlines and goals
- Demonstrated skill in the areas of strategic and program planning, organizational development and management and research
- Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of one or more of the Atlanta Civic Site team’s result areas — family economic success, neighborhood transformation and education achievement.
- Must be able to work simultaneously on multiple projects, tasks and deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to develop content for blog posts
- Demonstrated flexibility, maturity and ability to work with a leadership team with varying professional backgrounds and work styles
- Excellent command of basic software applications and the use of the internet to identify resources, communicate with stakeholders and conduct research
- Outstanding judgment, initiative and motivation
- Commitment to improved outcomes for children and families
- Minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree in human services, community development, social work, business or related field; ideally holds a graduate degree and has eight to 10 years of relevant work experience
- At least five years of experience with community-based or policy organizations focused on health and human services, education or economic and community development
- Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a community-based setting, or familiarity with the unique challenges inherent in engaging in community-based philanthropy, highly desirable
Tools and Equipment Used
Telephone, copiers, computer with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
Physical Demands/Workplace Environment
- The work involves occasionally lifting or moving up to 30 pounds.
- The work is performed primarily in an office setting with up to 20 percent overnight travel required.
This is an exempt position, meaning pay is on a salaried rather than hourly or daily basis. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. A strong benefits package will be provided.
How To Apply
Please apply online at www.aecf.org/about/jobs
For additional information, contact:
Jestine May, Human Resources Specialist
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
503 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
The Heising-Simons Foundation is a family foundation based in Los Altos, California. The Foundation works with its many partners to advance sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enable groundbreaking research in science, enhance the education of our youngest learners, and support human rights for all people.
The Program Associate provides administrative and program-related support to the Foundation’s Education portfolio. As assigned by the Program Director of Education, the Program Associate may be involved in the initial screening of potential grantees, arranging meetings with potential grantees, preparing docket materials, and monitoring ongoing grants. The Program Associate works closely with the Grants Manager to ensure that grantmaking under the Education Program adheres to Foundation policies, procedures and deadlines.
The Program Associate will support the Foundation’s Education Program Officers (POs). This nonexempt position is based in our Los Altos, CA office and reports to the Program Director of Education. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Provide primary clerical and administrative support to the Education POs: manage meeting requests; handle travel and other logistical arrangements; prepare POs’ expense reports, if needed; handle logistical details for internal and external meetings, keep contacts databases updated; and assist with formatting presentations and other electronic documents. Maintain the Education grant files, drafts or edits correspondence and reports, and track and renew memberships and subscriptions to journals and other publications.
- Provide grants administration support for the maintenance of all active grants in the Education portfolio, including: regular communications with grantees; report receipt and follow-up on overdue reports; authorizations for no-cost extensions or changes in the grant budget and report or payment schedules; ensuring grant files are complete and updated as needed; and entry of all related information and attachment of documents such as reports and closing summaries in grants database. In carrying out these duties, respond to all requests, deadlines, and any special assignments from the Grants Manager, Program Officers, or the Program Director for Education.
- Ensure timely receipt of concept papers and proposal submissions and their appropriate internal distribution.
- In coordination with the POs, prepare a series of written products for Education grants in advance of deadlines for grants and docket preparation, including grants-level summaries, budgets, and/or overview memos and program-level narratives, budgets, memos, surveys, and/or presentations. Compile all grant materials in accordance with grantmaking policies and procedures and within deadlines set forth by the POs and Grants Manager.
- Participate in meetings and training sessions organized by Grants Management, Human Resources, and/or Finance.
- Assume a lead role and serve as first point of contact in compiling, reviewing, and responding to unsolicited grant requests: request additional information from organizations, if necessary to complete a review; and communicate declinations and the rationale of the declination to the grant seekers orally and/or in writing.
- Maintain a thorough knowledge of the priorities and grantee selection criteria for the Education program area and a working knowledge of the priorities of other program areas of the Foundation. Respond to phone or email requests for program area information from potential grant applicants.
- Conduct research and maintain an internal database on potential grantees and partner institutions, including intermediary organizations. Assist colleagues in gathering background information, history, and organizational data on prospective grantees to inform the review process and ensure the eligibility of prospective grantees in the early phase of consideration.
- At the request of or in consultation with the POs, arrange and attend meetings of grantees in the Foundation’s office or in the field on site visits. Manage the logistical arrangements, coordination, and follow-up activities related to meetings on- or off-site, as needed. For on-site meetings, work collaboratively with the Office Manager to plan and carry out events.
- Prepare consultant contracts and assist in coordinating activity of the consultants with internal colleagues or grantees, as needed. Prepare required documents for the establishment and approval of individual consulting contracts. Assist with monitoring expenditures related to the approved budgets, ensure reimbursement of authorized expenses, maintain supporting documentation of related contracts, and work with the Finance Department on year-end budget reconciliation.
- Conduct research, data analysis, and prepare reports as assigned by the POs. Remain abreast of current research, activities, and trends in philanthropy by reviewing professional publications, and attending related conferences, meetings, and other events.
- Support strategic planning activities which may include collating historical grants data, and responding to other data calls and information needs.
- A bachelor’s degree is required.
- 2+ years of related work experience with a nonprofit organization.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as databases and cloud-based file sharing systems.
- Ability to plan and prioritize workflow and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently and reliably, think strategically, take initiative, and be solution-oriented.
- Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through.
- Experience in meeting facilitation and organization.
- Flexibility and willingness to assist others as needed.
- Ability to explain Foundation’s history, values, and current funding initiatives.
- Ability to accurately articulate the goals and objectives of assigned program area(s).
- Experience in philanthropy or nonprofit organizations.
- Experience in one or more of the Foundation’s Education areas of interest.
- Sense of teamwork, community, humor, and integrity.
How To Apply
The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation created in 1992 with a mission to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. It’s the Foundation’s desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded 8,750 grants totaling more than $987 million. It is one of the state’s largest private foundations.
Cal Wellness has always valued strong communications work and policy efforts to drive meaningful social change. As one of the first foundations to invest in professional communications staff, Call Wellness understands the value of storytelling to engage people and drive action. In 2016, the Foundation combined communications, community relations and public policy work under a newly formed Public Affairs Department. The department is charged with better leveraging the Foundation’s strategic muscle in these areas and fostering additional collaborative work among Foundation staff in support of programmatic efforts to advocate for access and equity.
As a key member of the Public Affairs Department, the digital communications officer will partner with the director of communications in realizing the Foundation’s vision to completely transform our online/digital presence and practices. We seek to align our digital and online presence with the short- and long-term strategic priorities of the Foundation. The digital communications officer will be actively engaged in maintaining and improving the Foundation’s website, and will serve as a partner in developing a strategy for, and executing on, an expansion of our social media presence.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
This position reports to the director of communications and will have day-to day responsibility for the duties listed below.
Content development for website, intranet, social media and email marketing
- Develop and maintain an editorial calendar of content for CalWellness.org and Wellness Within (Cal Wellness’ intranet for staff) by working with the Public Affairs team to identify news, stories and information appropriate for publishing.
- Draft, refine and post content to CalWellness.org and Wellness Within, including writing headlines, reviewing blog posts and repurposing content for other audiences.
- Work with external web vendors to keep the website up to date; use Dreamweaver to make basic updates to the website.
- Manage content review and revisions to finalize materials for publication.
- Draft and refine external communications such as news releases and e-newsletters, and internal communications.
- Measure, analyze and optimize performance of content across all channels so as to improve audience engagement.
- Select and edit visuals (including infographics, photographs and line art) suitable for posting to support content on CalWellness.org and Wellness Within.
- Organize and manage Cal Wellness’ image archives, responding to internal inquiries and requests for images as needed.
- Design and deploy email campaigns and messages.
- Plan and execute content strategy related to the web, search engine optimization, email marketing and social media.
- Scan media for news and information relevant to Cal Wellness’ work and share a daily report with Public Affairs team to inform social media content decisions and internal communications.
- Manage and update a media-monitoring account as needed.
Research and briefing materials
- Conduct research and report on issues, policies, people, events and organizations as needed.
- Draft briefing materials and talking points for communications activities as needed.
Experience & Skills Required
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communication (or equivalent) and a minimum of four years of experience in web-related marketing and content development.
- Excellent written, analytical and oral communication skills.
- Strong organizational and multitasking skills with attention to detail, and experience with balancing and adhering to deadlines.
- Strong problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to meet challenges with resourcefulness and generate innovative approaches and ideas.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
- Basic knowledge of HTML, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
- Interest in, and ability to work for, an organization that is mission driven.
- Ability to promote and model the following Foundation values: respect, integrity, accountability, equity, stewardship, excellence, learning and trust.
- Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy and professionalism in responding to requests from both internal staff and external organizations.
- A high degree of initiative, creativity, enthusiasm and independence; desire to be productive and results oriented.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively and in a team-oriented environment.
Travel and activities outside of the office, predominantly within California, will be required, up to 20 percent of the time.
How To Apply
Please use the following link to apply:
WellStar Health System (WHS), the largest health system in Georgia, seeks an energetic, creative, and visionary leader for the position of Vice President and WellStar Foundation President. The Vice President will provide vision and leadership to achieve philanthropic goals to create a comprehensive and cohesive development operation for the WellStar Health System. The Vice President will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing all fundraising programs, including planned giving, annual giving, capital and major campaigns.
WHS is a nationally recognized leader in comprehensive care, their specialists and primary care providers work in a multi-disciplinary environment with 21,000 team members throughout the System’s 11 hospitals, 240 medical office locations, outpatient centers, health parks, nursing centers, and other entities, including hospice, homecare, and a pediatric center. WellStar places enormous value on quality and safety by working through a patient-centered model of care.
WHS delivers world-class individualized cancer care and cutting-edge integrated oncology treatment in a nurturing, collaborative and supportive environment. The multi-disciplinary cancer team addresses care at every step, from prevention and screening through genetic testing, clinical trials and follow-up care. As the focus of the combined resources of WHS’s world-class hospitals, the WellStar Medical Group, their Imaging Centers and dedicated medical staff, patients receive the most up-to-date treatment.
The ideal candidate for Vice President will possess a record of leadership and accomplishment in the field of development and will have a proven track record of fundraising success, especially with campaign planning and major gift solicitations. This individual must be an affable, tenacious, fiscally prudent, forward thinking, results oriented development expert.
The new Vice President will have an exemplary background of demonstrated success in building relationships as well as leading a modern, complex development effort. Other essential qualities include exemplary interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, personal integrity, personal accountability, and excellent communication skills. It will be important that this leader be a strategic thinker who can develop and execute the plan, as well as the ability to build positive rapport and work effectively with a diverse and wide range of constituencies. The successful candidate should have a proven track record in fundraising and comprehensive knowledge of all major advancement functions, including the ability to solicit and close major gifts.
How To Apply
Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted via email to VPWellStarFoundationPres@wittkieffer.com. Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Mercedes C. Vance or Margaret Base at 630/575-6948.
The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization that combines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.
The Vera Institute of Justice seeks a Senior Development Associate to support the organization’s fundraising efforts.
Reporting to the Director of Development the Senior Development Associate will be responsible for the following:
§ Overseeing donor engagement through fundraising events at Vera, including: annual gala, major donor dinners and other donor cultivation events; liaises with event venue; coordinates planning and sponsorship solicitation with Vera senior management and Board Members; oversees design and production of all printed and video materials; and overall event logistics.
§ Managing the production of all fundraising events from start to finish, including honoree selection and stewardship; Event Committee meeting facilitation; donor and sponsor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; venue and theme selection, artistic elements, catering, seating plans, production of printed and other materials, volunteer coordination, and event logistics (facilities, transportation, contracts, seating charts, etc.).
§ Executing income generating strategies under the direction of the Development Director for fundraising events, including reaching existing and new donor bases, peer-to-peer solicitations, sponsorship and underwriting solicitation, and ancillary fundraising activities.
- Collaborating with other Vera staff in the implementation of smaller events; for example, in Board members’ homes, at program sites, for groups of prospective donors; smaller cultivation events, etc.
- Assisting with the monitoring of event budgets, processing of check requests, purchase orders, contract clearance, income reconciliation, and other administrative needs.
- Supervising timely preparation, clearance, and production of printed event materials, i.e., pre-solicitation letters, invitations, programs, signage, etc.
- Collaborating with the Communications Department to develop media plans for maximizing event impact; event material content in keeping with agency branding; event-related copy for website and social media; online fundraising pages for events.
- As needed, the Senior Development Associate will assist in the creation and submission of grant reports and work on proposals to government agencies, corporations, or individuals.
- Other duties or special project as required.
Candidates have the following qualifications:
§ Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of successful event management experience organizing large fundraising events in the nonprofit sector; or a combination of education and experience.
§ Demonstrated leadership skills with proven track record of ability to multi-task, stay organized, problem-solve and manage time when facing multiple priorities with competing time and resource needs.
§ Excellent interpersonal, cross-cultural, and communication skills, both oral and written, and awareness of social media platforms.
§ Must have strong knowledge and background in Microsoft Office Suite; development software; internet software; database software and contact management systems.
§ Experience in print and graphics production.
§ Excellent customer service skills and demonstrated ability to respond to customer requests in a timely and courteous manner.
§ Highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, able to juggle multiple projects, set priorities, trouble-shoot and meet deadlines.
§ Skilled in thinking strategically and creatively about ways of building relationships with new and existing donors.
§ A strong marketing skills and mission-oriented sense to present the organization in print and other mediums and through events in inspiring and engaging ways.
§ Courteous and able to interact with high level donors, Board members, and staff.
§ A creative team player with the ability to inspire, motivate and work collaboratively; flexibility and a positive attitude required.
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.
How To Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.
Online submission in PDF format is preferred.
However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to
ATTN: Human Resources / Senior Development Associate Recruitment
Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10279
Fax: (212) 941-9407
Please use only one method (online, mail or fax) of submission.
No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.
Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.
Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.
The Meyer Memorial Trust (“Meyer”) is a regional foundation with national influence. Originally called the Fred G. Meyer Charitable Trust, Meyer was founded in 1982 by Fred Meyer, who started the chain of Pacific Northwest-based retail stores that bears his name. With assets of approximately $775 million, it is among the largest private foundations in the region. With a staff of 40 and a board of six trustees, the work of Meyer is focused on strengthening the region, using a mix of strategic, proactive and responsive investments – including grantmaking, loans and initiatives, commissioning research, supporting policy advocacy – and championing a range of community and nonprofit engagement approaches.
Meyer seeks a new Chief Executive Officer to provide thoughtful strategic and operational leadership, with an eye toward promoting a more equitable and flourishing Oregon. The new CEO will be a proactive innovator who will continue to execute and deepen Meyer’s impact, grounded in Meyer’s recent redesign process. The preferred candidate will have appropriate experience and skills to lead, manage, and advance Meyer’s initiatives, grantmaking, evaluation and civic and community engagement to advance the Meyer’s mission in the short term and into the future.
How To Apply
The Meyer Memorial Trust has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://the360group.us/Meyer_CEO_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Friday, September 15, 2017.
Founded in 1947 by Truman W. Collins Sr. and other members of the family of E.S. Collins, The Collins Foundation supports Oregon nonprofit organizations, both rural and urban, that are dedicated to improving quality of life and well-being for the people in their communities. As a funder and partner, The Collins Foundation is committed to the pursuit of equity, both in how it allocates resources across Oregon’s diverse communities and how it shapes its internal structures.
The Foundation is seeking a Program Officer who will be responsible for developing relationships with nonprofits, funders, and other community partners; conducting grantmaking activities; looking for opportunities to strengthen nonprofit organizational effectiveness, support innovation and collaboration, and build capacity for change; and working to enhance the Foundation’s responsiveness, relevance and effectiveness in Oregon.
How To Apply
The Collins Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://the360group.us/TCF_PO_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group urges interested candidates to apply as soon as possible; applications submitted before 5:00 pm Pacific time on Thursday, September 21, 2017 will receive priority consideration.