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Atlanta, GA 30303

Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs, Georgia State University

The Organization

Georgia State University (GSU), a public research university in Atlanta, seeks a vice president for development and alumni affairs to lead the department’s operations to unprecedented levels of success and productivity.

Position Overview

The vice president will lead a large and complex fundraising and alumni affairs operation for GSU, the most comprehensive public institution in the Atlanta metropolitan area and largest in the state. GSU offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs spread across 10 academic colleges with around 3,500 faculty members. The institution has an economic impact on the Atlanta economy of more than $2.5 billion annually. The vice president will inherit an operation that has made significant progress by finishing a $328 million comprehensive campaign on December 30, 2018.

Reporting to and working closely with President Mark Becker, the vice president will join an energized and ambitious leadership team. He or she will have the opportunity to play a principal role in advancing a university deeply committed to and engaged with the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia. This is a university eager to continue moving ahead into a new era of excellence and prosperity. Accomplishing these ambitions will require a leader steeped in best practices and experienced at change management. The vice president will build and sustain strong and sincere interpersonal relationships both internally and externally. This person will demonstrate a track record of major and principal gift fundraising success, and will possess the leadership and managerial acumen necessary to galvanize a large and complex institution.

The vice president will have a collaborative approach to leadership as a hands-on leader in a development program of similar or greater complexity and scope. He or she will resonate with the particular mission and history of GSU, and demonstrate significant intellectual curiosity characterized by the ability to translate the work of the faculty and the college’s programs. It will be important for the new VP to have experience working directly with and managing the activities of the foundation board. The VP will have a superior strategic ability at the prospect, departmental and institutional level. He or she will have comfort with the capacity to leverage technology to support a robust and contemporary approach to outreach, and communication will be a particular advantage.

GSU seeks a vice president who will assess and mentor the team, raise it to a new level of quality and effectiveness, and continue to enhance its strong culture of collaboration and collegiality. Strong leadership skills are imperative as this organization responds to increasing expectations for philanthropy. Integration of best practices is expected to improve both results and performance within all areas of development on the GSU campus. The new vice president will have broad authority to shape and build a development program in the annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning programs, endowment, capital campaigns, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship and advancement services. The vice president will take leadership in preparing the institution for and carrying out the next comprehensive campaign. Additional information, including a Leadership Profile, can be found at

How To Apply

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a statement of application and a resume) should be submitted via email to Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search: Mercedes C. Vance and Kim Brettschneider at 630-575-6993.


Vice President of Development, The GroundTruth Project

The Organization
The GroundTruth Project is an award-winning, independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world. Founded by correspondent, author, and editor, Charles Sennott, GroundTruth is committed to narrative storytelling that enlightens and informs across media platforms, including digital, radio/podcast, television and documentary film.

Based at WGBH in Boston — and reporting across America and around the world — GroundTruth focuses on issues of social justice including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging democracies, the environment, religious affairs and global health. We work to foster dialogue and engagement about these issues, with the aim of finding solutions, as well as exposing injustice.

In the last five years, GroundTruth has supported more than 200 reporting fellowships as far away as Myanmar, Egypt and Somalia, and as close to home as Kentucky, Minnesota and Montana. Our local initiative, Report for America (RFA), places early-career journalists for a year-of-service at more than 50 community news organizations around the country. The RFA program headed by Steve Waldman has great momentum, and an ambitious plan for scaling.

Position Overview

With multi-year investments from regional, national and global foundations – such as the Knight Foundation, Google News Labs, Center for Investigative Journalism, and the MacArthur Foundation — GroundTruth is poised for major scale and growth. To help GroundTruth reach the next level of impact, we are seeking a Vice President of Development to partner closely with our dedicated and passionate CEO, RFA President, Board of Directors, and staff to build upon our fundraising success and ensure long-term sustainability.

Specifically, the Vice President of Development will:

Spearhead the strategy and execution of a comprehensive and ambitious fundraising effort to take GroundTruth from $5 million per year to $30 million per year over the next five years. Create and manage to clear metrics for success and hold others accountability to achieving metrics.
Identify, cultivate, and solicit potential 6- and 7-figure major individual, foundation, and corporate donors from existing and to-be-developed pipelines.
Work closely with GroundTruth CEO and Report for America (RFA) President as thought partners and collaborators, driving efforts to ensure leadership is fully engaged in funder cultivation and stewardship. Steer the work of the CEO and RFA President to enable the Board and Advisors to leverage their networks.
Grow and supervise a team to execute on a coordinated approach that balances securing support for our ongoing work and scaling support for new initiatives.
Effectively steward secured gifts and grants, keeping GroundTruth supporters abreast of our progress and setting up successful renewal of support.
Design and execute events to showcase the organization’s talent and raise visibility and funds (e.g. salons and galas.)
Develop and maintain data-driven systems to support a robust pipeline and moves management.
Serve as a key member of the senior management team, contributing to overall organizational strategies.
Present to the Board of Directors at quarterly, in-person meetings, and on committee calls as needed.

How To ApplyPlease apply directly at:

Chicago, IL

Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Feeding America

The Organization

Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization–a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks across the country.  We feed 46 million people at risk of hunger, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.

Position Overview

Lead the implementation of Feeding America’s plan for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) rooted in our mission, outcomes, and vision for ending hunger.  Ensure that our ED&I vision is infused into the DNA of the network and national office through its systems, tools, policies, structures, and practices.  Serve as a  member of the Equity and Programs Leadership Team and as as member of Feeding America’s Senior Management Group.

How To Apply 

Chicago, IL

Vice President, Partnership Development, Feeding America

The Organization

Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization–a powerful and efficient network of 200 food banks across the country.  We feed 46 million people at risk of hunger, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the VP will set the new partnership development strategy and annual operationg plans to deliver eight-figure revenue from new institutional partners, spanning philanthropic giving, focusing on corporate partnerships, cause marketing, donor employee engagement, in-kind support and other institutional engagement.

How To Apply

Koya Leadership Partners has been exclusively retained for this search.  To express your interest in this role please submit your materials to:

or email Marissa Marein and Chartise Clark directly at

Des Moines, IA

Iowa Director of Philanthropy, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

The Nature Conservancy


Iowa Director of Philanthropy 

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has become the leading conservation organization by protecting more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide in 72 countries, all 50 Unites States, and in your backyard. 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 building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. 

Our mission is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends.

Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

Position Overview

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Iowa team!

In Iowa our goal is to ensure our beautiful prairies, woodlands, wetlands, lakes and rivers are conserved for the enjoyment and health of future generations. We are working to address important water and land challenges with common sense solutions. We work with a diverse set of partners including key agribusinesses, community leaders, government agencies and Iowa landowners to implement solutions that benefit the people, waters, and lands of Iowa. Our top conservation priorities address water quality, soil loss, flooding and natural habitat conservation.  Visit or follow @nature_IA on Twitter for more info.

The position is located in Des Moines, which in 2019 ranked as the 5th best US city to live in by US News and World Report and is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest/Great Plains.  The city has more than 4,000 acres of parkland, 81 miles of trails, boasts the nationally renowned Des Moines Farmers Market, the Iowa Cubs baseball team, is a center for the finance and insurance industries, ranks high in affordability, has a growing airport that is easy to fly in and out of, and offers so much more.  

The Director of Philanthropy in Iowa is part of a leadership team working to honor the deep roots of Iowa’s conservation and agricultural heritage and pursue healthy lands and waters to enrich and inspire the people of Iowa. This position manages the development & philanthropic processes for the Iowa Chapter and is part of a powerful network of global fundraising professionals working to raise resources for conservation.

We are looking for an inspiring leader and problem solver with excellent people skills and experience managing a fundraising program.  This position helps set the strategic direction for the Iowa chapter, works closely with the Iowa Board of Trustees, and will report to the State Director. This position is full time with benefits.

The ideal candidate will be relationship focused and build meaningful connections with donors and staff. They will ensure that fundraising plans meet the immediate needs of the chapter and will help ensure sustainability for the future. The candidate will develop their team and empower other staff to participate in the philanthropic process. We appreciate collaborative approaches and seek a team player with strong communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience or equivalent combination, including cultivating and closing major gifts (6-7 figures).

  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with major donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Experience in planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
  • Experience managing and supervising a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in principles, practices, and procedures of charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Understanding of and passion for conservation with expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in major gifts giving and solicitation.

  • CFRE certification.
  • Experience supervising a major and principal gifts program.
  • Experience recruiting, training and engaging board members and other volunteer leaders and ensuring that they are prepared for effective fundraising efforts.
  • Eloquently communicate and inspire via presentations, conversations, and documents.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships and motivate colleagues, donors and volunteers.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

How To Apply

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit to learn more and view the full position description. Submit your cover letter, resume, and writing sample for position # 47782 by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on August 19, 2019.


Executive Director, Funders for Reproductive Equity (FRE)

The Organization

Funders for Reproductive Equity is a community of grant makers who address issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice in the United States and around the world. We aim to ensure that all people have the rights and resources to make and act on decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. To that end, we seek to improve communication, foster collaboration, increase resources, and enhance the effectiveness of funders in this field.

Position Overview

Funders for Reproductive Equity (FRE) strengthens the impact and effectiveness of philanthropy supporting reproductive health, rights and justice in the United States and around the globe.  At a pivotal moment when reproductive rights are being challenged at an unprecedented rate both domestically and globally, and the field of philanthropy evolves strategically to view reproductive rights and justice within a broader intersectional equity lens, FRE seeks an experienced and visionary Executive Director who will usher in an exciting new era of leadership.

With appreciation for the diversity of missions and imperatives of funders in the field, FRE celebrates those differences and seeks to create spaces that promote effective collaboration, coordination, and alignment.
To support its membership base, FRE offers a range of initiatives, resources, meetings, and learning opportunities on the most pressing issues in the field, introducing its members to emerging areas of interest and innovations in grantmaking and philanthropy, encouraging collaborations among members and producing the most comprehensive source of data about foundation giving in the field. Additionally, FRE nurtures collaboration by convening working groups of funders with shared interests, including: International Funders, Women of Color, Youth Leadership and Engagement, and State-Level. FRE has a talented, remote staff team of three and an annual operating budget of $1.2 million.

The new Executive Director will advance FRE’s vision and role in shaping the conversation in the field of reproductive equity, rights, health, and justice and in philanthropy as a whole. S/he/they will be a dynamic, visionary leader with a deep commitment to FRE’s mission, with insight into the intersectionality of reproductive equity across social justice and international issues; a sophisticated understanding of the role that philanthropy can play in supporting and advancing reproductive equity; and proven experience developing innovative programs and initiatives that advance shared values and goals.

How To Apply

For more information:

FRE is partnering with Carolyn Ho and Cara Pearsall of NPAG on this search. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to:

Kansas City, MO

President & Chief Executive Officer, Health Forward Foundation

The Organization

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Harold McAlidon

No statement better reflects the type of individual that the Board of Directors for Health Forward Foundation (formerly known as Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City), located in Kansas City, MO, is seeking for their next transformational President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This individual will focus on strategies and collaborations that maximize the Foundation’s impact. Using a combination of community partnership and empowerment, advocacy and resources, distributed through extensive grant programs, Health Forward is tackling both health and social determinant issues that impact residents of Greater Kansas City and six surrounding counties.

Following the sale of several HCA area hospitals, Health Forward, with assets of just under $800 million has awarded in excess of $280 million to 475 organizations since 2005. Health Forward is also focused on the big issues, which involve political, cultural and economic systems that can be resistant to change. They work alongside their partners and grantees to focus on advancing public policy at the city, county, state and federal levels.

Position Overview

Ideal candidates will be individuals from a broad range of backgrounds, but experienced in leading a complex organization with a multiplicity of constituents and competing priorities. This leader needs to be comfortable in public settings, advocating for the most vulnerable and successfully navigating complex political and social landscapes. Guided by their personal values and unwavering integrity, the CEO will have a passion for and be driven by the mission: focusing on those most in need.

How To Apply

Interested parties should direct all nominations and resumes to the Witt/Kieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here.  For additional questions, please contact Keshia Harris at

Minneapolis, MN

Vice President of Finance and Operations, McKnight Foundation

The Organization

The McKnight Foundation (McKnight), a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, education equity, youth engagement, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience research, international crop research, and rural livelihoods. Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Foundation has assets of approximately $2.2 billion and grants about $90 million a year.

Position Overview

After a recent review of finance, operations, and investments in light of the retirements of two senior staff, McKnight now seeks nominations and applications for the newly created position of Vice President of Finance and Operations (VPFO). This new position will be responsible for leading the integration of the finance and operations functions and related teams into one unit for greater synergies and efficiencies.

Reporting to the President, the VPFO will join a passionate and highly experienced leadership team at a critical moment in the Foundation’s history to help achieve its strategic goals. The VPFO will build and steward strong, integrated systems and practices encompassing finance, operations and relevant compliance in support of McKnight’s mission. After a recent review of finance, operations, and investments in light of the retirements of two senior staff, McKnight now seeks nominations and applications for the newly created position of Vice President of Finance and Operations (VPFO). This new position will be responsible for leading the integration of the finance and operations functions and related teams into one unit for greater synergies and efficiencies.McKnight’s Senior Leadership Team, the VPFO will help to advance the Foundation’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; foster a culture of curiosity, innovation, excellence and purpose in which all staff grow and thrive; and serve as a thoughtful and active ambassador for the Foundation, internally and externally.

How To Apply

This search is being conducted with assistance from Linh Nguyen, Tamar Datan, Nureen Das, and Javier Garcia of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. All inquiries should be directed to or

New York

Program Officer, 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 believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff, and welcomes such diversity including race, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system.  We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply. We actively cultivate an institutional culture that reflects the values of respect, equity and inclusion that we seek through our work to amplify in the larger world.

Wellspring 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 service needs and business requirements.  All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on any protected characteristic as defined by law (e.g., race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and prior criminal convictions, as well as educational attainment.

ABOUT WELLSPRING PHILANTHROPIC FUND Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private donor foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and economic and social justice for all. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY, and Washington, DC. Wellspring’s work is based on respect for the dignity and value of all human beings and is guided by the following principles: · Institutions and social structures should promote the full realization of human rights and human potential, and should have the responsibility to achieve it. · Progress is made with respect to people’s rights when the rights of the most marginalized and the most vulnerable are protected. · Social justice movements should use means that correspond to their ideals, and should give an entity to people whose interests seek to improve. · As responsible administrators, we must strive to maximize the impact of our donations. As a private foundation, the key functions of Wellspring are to conduct research and provide personalized learning according to our mission, manage a portfolio of donations in various programs, administer them and monitor the performance of the grantees and work to promote the effectiveness of the programs that receive donations. . Wellspring Philanthropic Fund believes that we are strengthened thanks to the diversity of its staff, and welcomes this diversity, including race, identity or expression of gender, educational level, disability, age and personal experience with the criminal justice system. We appreciate receiving requests from people of all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and people with disabilities to submit applications. We actively cultivate an institutional culture that reflects the values ​​of respect, equality and inclusion that we seek through our work to replicate them in the rest of the world.

Wellspring contracts, promotes and retains employees according to their professional aptitudes, demonstrated abilities and work performance, in addition to the professional title degree that these skills are required for the available positions according to the requirements and service needs of the Foundation. All decisions related to personnel, which include, among others, decisions on recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, sanctions and dismissal, are made without discrimination on the basis of a protected characteristic as defined by law (eg ., by race, color, religion, nationality, citizenship, origin, age, disability, identity or expression of gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, nationality of the spouse, military or veteran status, genetic predisposition or state of carrier, and previous criminal conviction, as well as educational level).

Position Overview


Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is seeking a program officer to support strategy refinement and grantmaking, as well as internal and external collaboration focused on advancing a locally-rooted, inclusive vision of human rights and social justice, with a focus on Latin America.


·         With the Country Programs team and in close partnership with local experts, support the program’s strategy refinement and grantmaking in Latin America through a combination of research; site visits; engagement of local experts, advisors, and organizations; and pro-active coordination and collaboration with Wellspring and with peer grant-makers.

·         Act as point person at Wellspring for international program collaboration and coordination in Latin America. With the Country Programs team, develop and advance a learning agenda within Wellspring focused on the Latin American region; identify and engage the appropriate expertise, resources, and support to Wellspring programs to strengthen their work; and support Spanish language use and translation.

·         Support learning and collaboration within the program team and across geographic contexts.

·         Stay abreast of new developments and trends and provide analysis and synthesize implications for Wellspring.

·         For grants in which staff is directly responsible, conduct comprehensive due diligence, including: monitoring and evaluating grantee performance; recommending new, renewal, and final grants; and ensuring grantees satisfactorily complete applications and reports.

·         Manage relationships and maintain regular and responsive and respectful communications with all relevant partners.

·         Prepare written summaries and evaluations of grant proposals; track spending; enter all information in grants database; prepare and manage consultant contracts.

·         Support the development of external reviews and strategic plans for the program; create presentations and written reports for internal learning.

·         Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


·         Minimum of 7 years of experience working on Latin America with local human rights and social justice organizations required, including working with marginalized communities.

·         Experience working in multiple Latin American countries strongly preferred; experience working with regional mechanisms and regionally-focused organizations in Latin American a plus.

·         Collaborative, team-oriented workstyle required; ability to connect and coordinate with staff internally as well as with peer grantmakers externally to deepen impact.

·         Spanish fluency required; Portuguese a plus.

·         Experience working in other developing country contexts, including sub-Saharan Africa, a plus.

·         Substantive grantmaking experience strongly preferred; experience with organizational development and leadership support a plus.

·         Strong organizational skills; ability to handle a variety of programmatic and administrative tasks independently and meet deadlines.

·         Excellent research, writing, editing, and communications skills.

·         Initiative, resourcefulness, flexibility, and strong cross-cultural skills.

·         Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.

·         Relevant graduate degree or commensurate experience.

·         Understands and values social justice, including racial and gender equity as an organizational operating principle – and is committed to continued learning on issues related to race, gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Salary range: $110,000‐$120,000 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, up to $5,250 in annual student loan repayment or college savings assistance for qualified dependents and is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is looking for a program officer for Latin America to support strategy optimization and donation recommendations, as well as collaborate internally and externally to achieve an inclusive vision of human rights and social justice rooted in local communities in Latin America. .

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES · Together with the Country Programs team and in close relationship with local experts, support the strategy optimization and recommendation of donations of the program in Latin America combining research work, field visits, interaction with local experts, advisors and organizations; and coordination and active collaboration with Wellspring and other donors. · Act as the main contact for the collaboration and coordination of Wellspring’s international programs in Latin America. Together with the Country Programs team, develop and promote an educational training agenda within Wellspring focused on this region; identify and engage the right experts and resources, and support Wellspring programs to strengthen their work; and collaborate in the translations and use of the Spanish language. ·


·         Se requiere una experiencia mínima de 7 años de trabajo sobre América Latina con organizaciones locales de derechos humanos y justicia social, incluyendo trabajo con comunidades marginadas.

·         Experiencia de trabajo en varios países de la región es fuertemente preferida; se valorará además experiencia de trabajo con organismos regionales y organizaciones con enfoque latinoamericano.

·         Disponibilidad de trabajar en colaboración y en equipo, con capacidad para conectar y coordinar con el equipo de Wellspring, además de asociarse con otros donantes para profundizar impactos.

·         Dominio de español es requerido; se valorará dominio de idioma portugués.

·         Experiencia de trabajo en países en vías de desarrollo; se valorará, por ejemplo, el trabajo en África subsahariana.

·         Experiencia relevante en la autorización de donaciones es fuertemente preferida; también se valorará la experiencia de respaldo de liderazgo y desarrollo organizacional.

·         Excelente aptitud organizativa; capacidad para gestionar varias tareas programáticas y administrativas de manera independiente y cumplir plazos.

·         Excelente competencia de investigación, escritura y edición, y comunicativas.

·         Aptitud para manejar información confidencial con absoluta discreción.

·         Título profesional pertinente o experiencia relevante.

·         Comprender y valorar la justicia social, incluyendo la igualdad racial y de género como principios operativos organizacionales. Compromiso con el aprendizaje continuo sobre temas relacionados con raza, el género, la igualdad, la diversidad y la inclusión.


Rango de salario: $110,000 ‐ $120,000 basado en experiencia. Wellspring ofrece un paquete de beneficios muy generoso que incluye el pago del 100% de las primas de seguro de salud para los empleados (y el 80% de las primas para los cónyuges, parejas domésticas y familiares calificados). Wellspring también ofrece otros beneficios, como seguro de vida, protección por discapacidad a largo plazo, un plan de jubilación de grupo 401(k) (con una contribución de el empleador), apoyo para educación continua, hasta $5,250 en pagos anuales de préstamos estudiantiles o asistencia de ahorro para la universidad para dependientes calificados y se compromete a proporcionar atención médica inclusiva para personas transgénero.


For employment consideration, please submit application to Subject

Line: “[Your name]— Country Programs PO.” All applications must include:

·      a resumé;

·      a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity (i.e. job portal, referral, etc.) and salary requirements (must specify actual amount and range); and

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

NOTE: To be employed at Wellspring, you must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  If you are not currently authorized to work in the United States and will need to be sponsored,  please let us know in your cover letter.

The application deadline is July 5th, 2019.


Para ser considerado para este puesto, envíe su solicitud de empleo a Línea del asunto: “[Su nombre]—Country Programs PO”. Todas las solicitudes deben incluir:

·         un CV;

·         una carta de presentación formal, que diga cómo se enteró de esta oportunidad laboral (por ej., portal de empleo, referencia, etc.) y el salario esperado (debe especificar el monto y rango en dólares); y

·         una muestra de escritura (de no menos de 3 y no más de 5 páginas, adjunto en formato PDF). No se aceptan llamadas telefónicas.

NOTA: Para ser empleado de Wellspring, debe estar legalmente autorizado para trabajar en los Estados Unidos. Si no está actualmente autorizado para trabajar en los Estados Unidos y necesita obtener un patrocinio, incluya esta información en la carta de presentación.

 La fecha límite para la presentación de solicitudes es el 5 de Julio del 2019.

New York, NY

Development and Membership Associate, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

The Organization

Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Job Posting:
Development and Membership Associate

Reports to: National Director of Philanthropic Outreach
FLSA: Exempt (Full-Time)
Location: New York City Metro Area

About Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a network of funders committed to advancing equity and well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer (LGBTQ) communities. We provide three key services:

  1. Organizing convenings and forums for LGBTQ funders to connect, coordinate their efforts, learn from each other, and maximize their impact.
  2. Providing trainings and support services for foundations to help them increase their LGBTQ-inclusiveness in both grantmaking and internal practices.
  3. Providing up-to-the-minute information, research, and resources on LGBTQ grantmaking for the benefit of funders and the broader LGBTQ movement.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is unique in that the organization not only raises funds to support its own work, but also works to increase resources for the LGBTQ movement, particularly the most under-served communities within the LGBTQ movement, such as LGBTQ people of color, transgender communities, and women.


The Development and Membership Associate is a new position, which will play an essential role in increasing the organization’s capacity for effective outreach and engagement of new funders—both to fundraise for the organization’s operations and initiatives and to expand philanthropic resources for the LGBTQ movement. The three key areas of responsibility are:

  1. Supporting philanthropic outreach, including documenting the development of identifying, cultivating, and tracking of prospective new funders for the LGBTQ movement and LGBTQ issues, particularly under-resourced LGBTQ populations such as LGBTQ people of color, transgender people, LBQ women, and rural LGBTQ communities.
  2. Supporting training and member support services, including managing membership appeals, and tracking trainings and other support services.
  3. Supporting the organization’s fundraising, including identifying and tracking prospects, tracking grant deadlines, and supporting the writing and completion of grant proposals and reports.

The Development and Membership Associate will play an important supportive role in strengthening the organization’s systems for outreach and fundraising. They will support advancing the work of the organization by assisting with a wide range of administrative duties while maintaining integrity, donor trust, confidentiality, and tact at all times. The position will report to the National Director of Philanthropic Outreach and work closely with Philanthropic Outreach and Engagement team to manage the workflows for the team to ensure that all programs and activities are progressing to completion. The position will be based at Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ New York City office. The position may be partially remote but requires at least two to three days in the office per week.

Position Overview

Specific Responsibilities

Philanthropic Outreach

  • Track outreach to and cultivation of hundreds of potential new funders of the LGBTQ movement and of LGBTQ issues.
  • Conduct research on prospective new funders to engage in LGBTQ issues and oversee the writing of brief background and strategy documents on prospects.
  • Work with the Philanthropic Outreach and Engagement team to maximize the use of programs, events, and working groups as tools for engaging and supporting funders new to LGBTQ issues.

Funder Training and Support Services

  • Track and document the trainings, coaching, and informal support services provided to new funders and members.

Organizational Fundraising

  • Manage systems for tracking all deadlines for grant proposals, reports, and other requirements.
  • Coordinate workflow for completion of all grant proposals and reports, including potential grantwriting and research in collaboration with staff.
  • Support the organization’s strategy for membership cultivation and development, including managing the coordination of semi-annual membership appeals and regular member engagement.
  • Coordinate semi-annual campaigns for raising funds from individual donors.

Database maintenance

  • Oversee integration of development records into Salesforce database and ensure regular upkeep of prospect, member, and donor information, including data clean-up, address, and salutation updates, create new records and other general data entry as necessary.
  • Champion the use of the database in recording engagements and relevant data points while working with the Funders for LGBTQ Issues team.


  • Excellent organizational skills with a focus on detail and strong follow through.
  • Strong writing and oral communications skills.
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage up and to work both independently and as a part of a small team.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects and deadlines while advancing long-term goals.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to take on new tasks.
  • Salesforce database experience preferred.
  • Experience with Google Suite products (Google Docs, Gmail, etc.).
  • Boldness and joy in seeking resources for social justice.
  • Passion for LGBTQ rights and social justice, combined with a pragmatic orientation and an openness to understanding and engaging people and institutions representing diverse viewpoints and theories of change.

Salary in the low $50,000’s. Excellent benefits, including full medical, health reimbursement and flexible spending accounts, retirement plan contributions, and generous vacation schedule. Flexible work hours friendly to balancing work and personal obligations. Funders for LGBTQ Issues values mentorship and leadership development, and will work with the hired candidate to identify opportunities to support their professional growth in philanthropy and beyond.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to the Development & Membership Associate position on our career page at

Due to expected high volume of applications, we are unable to accept phone inquiries.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building the leadership of people of color, women, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals. Funders for LGBTQ Issues does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.

New York, NY

Communications Officer, The Wallace Foundation

The Organization

The Wallace Foundation — an independent, national, New York-based philanthropy with $1.5 billion in assets – traces its origins back more than half a century to DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace, founders of The Reader’s Digest Association.

Mission and Approach

The Wallace Foundation seeks to improve learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and foster the vitality of the arts for everyone. The foundation has an unusual approach: in each of our focus areas – Arts, Education Leadership, and Learning and Enrichment – we seek to identify, and help answer, one or more significant questions whose answers are not known but which, if known, could help propel progress more broadly. As responsible stewards of our resources, we seek to ensure that our initiatives contribute to Wallace’s dual goals: (a) benefits for our partners and those they serve in the form of increased capacity, and (b) benefits for the broader field through credible, relevant knowledge.

This “Wallace Approach” is reflected in the way the foundation develops its strategies and designs its initiatives. We begin by attempting to understand the context of the fields in which we work in order to identify important unanswered questions to address.  We then simultaneously fund programmatic work in the field by organizations (including technical assistance and peer learning communities) and research that studies the process and results of their efforts in order to generate improvements and insights that can benefit both the people served by the grant recipients and the field as a whole. The public reports emanating from this work are the basis for our strategy of catalyzing broad impact, acting as a knowledge hub for credible, useful lessons to be disseminated to key audiences.

Interdisciplinary Team Structure

The Wallace Approach is carried out in an interdisciplinary team-based structure with three disciplines: program, communications, and research.  We seek employees who are highly skilled in their professions, able to work collaboratively across disciplines to capture the synergy of diverse experience and ways of thinking, think analytically, and communicate clearly.  We value the flexibility to adapt to change, a desire to learn, and the ability to work productively both on one’s own and with colleagues inside and outside the foundation.

For more information on The Wallace Foundation and to see examples of our work, please visit


Communications strategy

All our communications efforts are designed to support our foundation-wide branding and positioning as a source of relevant, credible knowledge. We thus place a high premium on the preservation of our credibility: we say more only as we know more. Because of this commitment, the Communications Officer is expected to acquire deep knowledge of lessons learned from our initiatives, both those captured in published reports and emerging through grantee activities. She or he plays a leading role in helping members of the interdisciplinary team reach consensus on the foundation’s institutional point of view on the evidence base to inform the development of syntheses, tools, videos and infographics that help translate findings to key audiences.


Wallace’s communications strategy supports the foundation’s overall approach by promoting the diffusion of effective ideas and practices generated through our work toward the goal of strengthening practice and policy broadly. Our dissemination strategies draw on insights from a wide variety of fields —including the diffusion of innovations, communications, persuasion theory, marketing, social marketing, and social psychology—to reach our key audiences: policymakers, practitioners and their influencers in the fields in which we work.

The work of the Communications unit is guided by our foundation-wide communications strategy encompassing four channels: direct dissemination through our Web site, conference presentations and speeches; dissemination in partnership with external membership and issue organizations who help us reach practitioners and policymakers; underwriting of coverage in non-profit trade and general media; and social media. In all cases, we use metrics to assess reach and cost effectiveness.


The Communications Officer is a key contributor to the success of the Foundation’s initiatives, bringing substantive expertise and experience in strategic communications to the interdisciplinary team’s work and the foundation’s overall communications strategy. The Officer is member of the interdisciplinary teams that design and implement the initiatives through which the foundation does its philanthropic work. The Officer leads the planning and design of multi-dimensional approaches to disseminate knowledge to catalyze broad impact in assigned areas of focus, and effectively manages a broad range of communications partners.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Officer will support our work in Education Leadership and the Arts, serving on these interdisciplinary teams.


Membership in interdisciplinary teams

Actively contribute to both the design and implementation of the initiatives undertaken by the interdisciplinary teams responsible for the assigned focus areas.

·         Bring a communications perspective to the interdisciplinary team’s design of major strategies, both in launching new initiatives and in making course corrections. Actively contribute to the identification of learning agendas and the design of professional learning communities among grantees. Ensure strategies build on the foundation’s evidence base and sustain its reputation for credibility, and employ best practices in communications, both Wallace’s and industry-wide, to most effectively reach key audiences and contribute to nationwide impact.

·         Lead the interdisciplinary team’s development and implementation of the overall communication strategy for initiatives that helps us synthesize and share evidence and lessons as they emerge and, if appropriate, provides communications technical assistance to grantees.

·         Lead the implementation of the communications aspects of strategies and actively support program and research colleagues in the implementation of the entire strategy.

Knowledge sharing to catalyze broad impact

Support dissemination of knowledge generated through Wallace’s work with the goal of strengthening practice and policy in the fields in which we work.

·         Lead the process within the interdisciplinary team to distill, synthesize and write the key messages that constitute the foundation’s institutional point of view on relevant topics (which we call developing “message maps”). These maps are used by Wallace staff and/or grantees for meetings, speaking engagements, and media interviews, and as the basis for Wallace products expressing the foundation’s point of view and encouraging awareness, understanding and action among targeted audiences of the evidence and lessons from our initiatives.

·         Participate in staff review of draft reports and knowledge products to ensure the final versions reflect our interdisciplinary perspective and commitment to “say more only as we know more,” are respectful of the grantees whose work is presented in the report, and meet our high standards for credibility, clarity, organization and non-partisanship.

·         Lead planning, organization and execution of conferences, briefings, webinars, and workshops for the initiatives in the areas of focus, as well as Wallace-developed products including publications, videos, podcasts, infographics and other vehicles.

·         Contribute to and/or lead aspects of the Communications Unit’s development and implementation of Wallace’s foundation-wide communications strategy and processes, e.g. guidelines for selecting and managing communication partners, and principles for our editorial review process.

·         Cultivate relationships and participate in external networks, with other funders, and professional associations.

Grants, contracts, and partnerships management

Acting as responsible stewards of our resources, ensure that the funded work of our initiative reflects Wallace’s “dual goals:”

·         Manage the work of public relations firms, grantees, communications partners and media sponsorships to advance the overall goals of the initiative: local impact and broader field knowledge.

·         Effectively build a relationship of trust, candor and transparency with grantees so that discussion of challenges and problems leads to the shared leaning and problem-solving on which progress is recognized and we build on success.

·         Fulfill stewardship responsibilities: (i) ensure grant budgets reflect the scope of deliverables; (ii) monitor spending and review financial reports to inform future funding; and (iii) review reports, provide feedback, and maintain an up-to-date grantee record in the foundation’s grants management database.


·         Demonstrated experience designing and executing strategic communications plans, preferably aimed at encouraging the spread of ideas or changing behaviors.

·         Demonstrated collaborative approach to shared problem-solving – preferably in an interdisciplinary setting – that is grounded in advancing the work, assumes good intentions, demonstrates respect, and welcomes diversity of perspectives.

·         Demonstrated experience leading or helping to lead the development and management of briefings, webinars, conferences and workshops, press releases, and other tactical communications efforts.

·         Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated ability to distill key messages from complicated research reports in ways that reflect our commitment to credibility and accuracy rooted in our evidence base, and which will be clear to external audiences.

·         Skill in managing multiple projects at the same time.

·         Ability to bring together and build productive relationships with and among external parties (grantees/partners/vendors).

·         10 – 12 years of experience in a strategic communications, public affairs, journalism, public relations or policy analyst role, of which at least five years should include managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders; experience can be in non-profit, for-profit or government.

·         Bachelor’s degree.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Our benefits include health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a 403(b) Retirement Plan and Paid Time Off (PTO).


The Wallace Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to maintaining a diverse workplace where differing perspectives are a source of strength.

To Apply:

The Wallace Foundation has retained the services of Chaloner Associates to conduct this search.  Please direct all inquiries, nominations, and applications in confidence to:

Amy Segelin, Partner
Chaloner Associates
580 Broadway, Suite 600
New York, NY 10012
Please put Wallace Foundation in the subject line of your emailed application

New York, NY

Senior Associate, Portfolio Strategy & Management - Criminal Justice, Blue Meridian Partners, Inc.

The Organization

Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to the problems that trap America’s young people and families in poverty and limit economic mobility.

We operate with an investor mindset, but measure success in terms of greater social impact, rather than financial returns. Blue Meridian takes a rigorous, strategic approach to philanthropic investing: identifying, funding and scaling the most promising strategies poised to make a national impact Our portfolio of “investees” addresses some of the root causes of inequity and lack of opportunity—poverty, mass incarceration, foster care, unemployment, and more. Our experience convinces us that solutions are achievable.

We provide social sector leaders with the flexible, upfront growth capital they require to reach their full potential. We offer philanthropists a way to amplify the impact of their investments by finding the initiatives that produce the most effective results, while sharing the costs, risks and successes.

We come to this work with a decades-long track record of innovation in philanthropy and a comprehensive investing approach developed at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF). We are constantly learning, exploring, and seeking out new collaborations in relentless pursuit of creating lasting impact at scale that can change the lives of generations.

Blue Meridian is expanding its focus on criminal justice to increase economic mobility by reducing and mitigating the impact of incarceration and criminal convictions on the individuals, families, and communities. We will invest in multiple interventions including policy advocacy, narrative change and direct service that aim to increase economic mobility and address the disproportionate negative impact on low income people and people of color.

This full-time position will focus on criminal justice issues, reporting to a Managing Director.

Position Overview

Position Profile
Senior Associates support senior leaders to source and manage Blue Meridian’s relationships with select investees and develop innovative scaling plans and / or investment roadmaps to help them achieve greater impact.  Senior Associates may also support ‘innovation initiatives’ to expand Blue Meridian’s work.

Position Type

New York City

Primary Responsibilities[1]
The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

Support Relationships with Investee Organizations

With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, a Senior Associate will:

·       Contribute to, and sometimes lead, activities including research, conducting interviews, and analyzing data to support Blue Meridian’s sourcing and due diligence efforts to explore potential investment opportunities

·       Contribute toward investee leaders and their teams’ receiving excellent relationship management and support from Blue Meridian.  Earn and maintain the respect of investees and be a trusted point of contact.

·       Support the development and implementation of investee scaling plans and / or investment roadmaps that support the basis of investment recommendations. Support preparation of investment recommendations and help craft performance milestones with investees and chart a roadmap for success.

·       Take ownership of investee performance reports, capturing current performance, risks, and future potential.  Prepare materials and talking points for Partner and other updates.

·       Contribute to the design, participate in, and sometimes facilitate investee meetings, strategy sessions and performance reviews.

·       Recommend and participate in learning and evaluation activities to guide the evolution of programmatic work, including helping to develop convenings to review opportunities, challenges and progress across the fund and its investees.

·       Work collaboratively with other team members to develop and implement program strategies to achieve significant and scalable impact, report regularly on the progress of those strategies, and recommend strategy adjustments to deepen the fund’s impact.

Support Innovation Initiatives
To expand our work and enhance our competitiveness, Blue Meridian will develop from time to time “innovation initiatives.”  Team members will typically dedicate part of their capacity to cross-staffing these initiatives, depending on their skills and experience as well as team members’ interests wherever possible.  The proportion of time spent on innovation initiatives will vary according to factors such as the needs of the initiative and the individual’s role on the initiative.

With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, a Senior Associate will contribute to, and sometimes lead, activities that may include:

Project planning and management

·       Conducting research

·       Developing concepts, strategies, and proposals

·       Developing, implementing and evaluating new programs.


·       Senior Associates must believe in Blue Meridian’s mission.

·       At least seven years of professional/advanced academic experience in finance, management consulting, philanthropy, economic mobility, social justice or a related field in the private or public sector are required.  Knowledge of or experience working in the criminal justice field and/or lived experience interacting with the criminal justice system is required. Knowledge of or experience working in policy, advocacy, and/or social services is highly desirable. A Bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree in a related field (e.g. business, law or public administration) is desirable.

·       Strong relationship skills, with the ability to represent Blue Meridian externally.

·       Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional and genial demeanor, and the ability to work with people with different backgrounds and experiences.

·       Sophisticated and diverse analytical skills and facility in quantitative and qualitative methods are essential.

·       Experience in building and maintaining performance measurement systems/reporting.

·       Strong project management skills, including experience managing complex, multi-year projects.

·       Strong oral and written communications skills are essential, including the ability to present to senior groups and craft well-written prose and PowerPoint materials.

·       Demonstrated strategic and highly rigorous professional approach, balanced by a flexible and empathetic demeanor and responsiveness to the needs of others.

·       Sound judgment and discretion, seeking input and feedback, listening well and sometimes making difficult decisions independently while understanding the need for collaboration and leadership’s endorsement of results.  Open to finding creative, alternative solutions to challenges and disagreements that may arise.

·       Results-oriented, with a track record of executing against agreed goals and deliverables.

·       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.

·       Willing to travel as needed.

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.

[1] This position description is a guide to the primary duties and functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions.  Position descriptions are reviewed and may be revised to meet the changing needs of Blue Meridian Partners at the sole discretion of management.

How To Apply

For consideration, please include the following in your application:

·       cover letter

·       resume

·       writing sample

Please send your application to Be sure to include “Senior Associate, Criminal Justice” in the subject line and let us know where you found our job post.

No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

Blue Meridian Partners, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability, age, military or veteran status, familial status, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Oakland, CA

Loan Officer, Nonprofit Finance Fund

The Organization

What We Do:

NFF works toward a more just and vibrant society through:

Financing that helps nonprofits and social enterprises expand opportunity in low- and middle-income communities.

Consulting that helps nonprofits and funders connect money to mission and community impact.

Partnering with service providers, funders, and investors to turn money and goodwill into positive outcomes.

Learning that shares experiences and expertise – from ideas to anecdotes to cutting-edge data and analysis.

Nonprofit Finance Fund® (NFF®) advances missions and social progress in underserved communities through financing, consulting, partnerships, and knowledge-sharing. A leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), NFF currently manages over $329 million. Since 1980, we have provided $871 million in financing and access to additional capital in support of over $2.9 billion in projects for thousands of organizations nationwide.

Position Overview

Position Summary:

The Loan Officer plays a central role in the growth and expansion of NFF’s financing business on the west coast. They will support the underwriting of and directly underwrite transactions and work closely with the Loan Originations / Business Development team and the Director, Underwriting to ensure the deal pipeline proceeds in a timely and expeditious manner. Primary responsibilities include: managing the collection and analysis of client due diligence; analyzing financial spreads; underwriting loans and lines of credit; preparing documents for loan approval; presenting proposals to loan committees; and assisting with loan closings. In addition, the Loan Officer assists in business development efforts and maintains knowledge of key markets within the western region and across all sectors and industries in which NFF works. The Loan Officer partners internally to support meeting budgeted lending goals and contributes to lending process improvements.

The Loan Officer demonstrates an interest in or commitment to supporting low-income communities and/or the nonprofit sector and is a strong communicator and relationship builder with the ability to forge deep community relationships while setting realistic expectations and moving financial projects forward.

This position will be based in NFF’s Los Angeles, CA or Oakland, CA office. This position will report to the Director, Underwriting.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Underwriting and Product Management

  • Collect and manage due diligence, underwrite and structure financing requests for on and off-balance sheet transactions within appropriate and relevant credit policy guidelines and in a timely manner. Work with borrowers through all stages of the financing process.
  • Prepare and present proposals to loan committees for approval.
  • Support and/or manage loan closings, including drafting commitment letters and reviewing loan documents.
  • Engage with clients, actively seeking to understand customers’ circumstances, expectations, and needs, and developing financing solutions to meet those needs.
  • Develop, maintain, and share knowledge of key sectors by attending conferences and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, among other ways.

Client Relationship and Management

  • Maintain strong relationships with current and future borrowers and partners.
  • Develop and use knowledge of clients and markets in West Coast region to identify evolving trends and risks.
  • Work closely with West Coast business development team in assessing project viability and providing guidance around loan structuring and creditworthiness.
  • Support West Coast business development team, as requested, by participating in business development activities, including early-state client visits and conversations and attendance at external events.
  • Ensure the smooth transition and support of borrowers as transactions transition from business development to underwriting and from underwriting to portfolio management.

Essential Requirements for Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree in business, finance, public administration or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience, preferably in the financial services, consulting or nonprofit sectors and in increasingly more senior positions
  • Excellent analytical skills, including ability to identify and assess risk and analyze and understand financial statements.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, manage, and deepen client relationships.
  • Ability to relate to diverse constituencies.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Solutions-based mindset and approach.
  • An entrepreneurial work ethic, including openness to learning new skills and systems and ability to take initiative for independent learning with and quickly develop deep knowledge of a particular market or area.
  • Ability to exhibit calm under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to take on increased responsibility over time.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within region to work with staff and meet with applicants, borrowers, and stakeholders.

Specialized Knowledge/Beneficial Skills and Experience:

  • Familiarity with outcomes-based and/or impact investing.
  • Strong time management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills, with an ability to coordinate complex activities and prioritize conflicting demands and deadlines.
  • Results-oriented individual with the ability to work independently, as well as collaborate with a close-knit group.
  • Experience in nonprofit, business, or commercial lending and credit analysis.
  • Market knowledge in western region and in one or more targeted sectors including community health centers, education/charter schools, and human service providers.

How To Apply

Apply directly here:

Redwood City, CA

Principal, Redstone Strategy Group, LLC

The Organization

Founded in 2003, Redstone is a prominent social sector consulting firm and advisor to private foundations, nonprofit organizations, family offices, companies, and governments worldwide.  Redstone works with clients, experts, and stakeholders to solve complex social problems and answer tough questions on poverty reduction, food security, education, health, climate and the environment.
Redstone is guided by three core values:

•  To help leading organizations solve the world’s most urgent social problems
•  To build a firm that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people
•  To advance the field of philanthropy and social change

Redstone works with clients to assess, design, and execute strategies that make real progress on social change through partnerships, policy and politics, service delivery, impact investing, grantmaking, and research.
For example, in New York City, Redstone facilitated a collaboration of the city’s top food assistance providers to help bring 10 million pounds of new food to neighborhoods where it’s needed most. In Brazil, the firm assisted the Linden Trust for Conservation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to permanently preserve over 60 million hectares of critical Amazon habitat. Redstone also helped the International Planned Parenthood Federation double the number of annual services provided, reaching 137 million people, including some of the planet’s most disadvantaged and marginalized citizens. Redstone supported the design and launch of an initiative to eliminate textbook costs in degree programs at 38 community college, and Redstone helped guide and coordinate philanthropies through the Water Funder Initiative to develop their overall strategy to save the Colorado River.
Redstone has offices in Boulder, Colorado; Redwood City, California; and New York, New York. More information on Redstone is available at

Position Overview

Redstone partners with private foundations and non-profits around the world who aspire to tackle the world’s toughest social problems. Redstone is seeking an individual to join the firm who will advance the firm’s capacity and high-impact consulting practice.  This is an opportunity for an established consulting leader to join a growing and dynamic firm with highly developed business and operating capabilities, a team of talented, ambitious consultants, and a reputation for delivering unparalleled quality in service and insight. The ideal candidate will enter the firm with a developed client network and a demonstrated capacity and interest to engage in business development and client service execution.
Ideally, the candidate will add to the firm’s topical and functional capabilities in areas such as public health, global development, economic mobility, education, and movement building as well as social impact engineering, social media communications and marketing, etc. The new Principal will expand Redstone’s representation with social change clients on the West Coast.  The Principal will also join other senior colleagues in setting the strategic direction of the firm. The position is based in the Bay Area, but consideration will be given to other locations on the West Coast.
Firm Culture
The firm makes every effort to provide an environment where individuals can sustainably achieve significant client impact while continuing to grow professionally and reach personal goals. Following are some professional standards around Redstone’s commitment to clients and one another that carry through their work and foster a sustainable workstyle. Redstone is committed to:
•  Delivering extremely high-quality work that has real impact on the world, meets clients where they are, and is delivered on time.
•  Trusting and helping one another to make decisions that fulfill our commitment to high-quality work and help us establish and maintain sustainable workstyles.
•  Communicating transparently about our needs and values and working together to resolve instances where those needs or values are in conflict.
•  Supporting each other’s professional and personal goals, recognizing that these may not always be perfectly aligned.
The Principal is expected to possess the experience and capacity to serve as a trusted advisor to high net-worth individuals, philanthropic boards and senior program leadership, and elected and appointed public sector officials who serve at all levels of government.

The candidate will ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
Professional Qualifications:
•  Prior experience as a partner, principal or senior consultant with a top-tier business or social-impact consulting firm or experience in a senior leadership position with a philanthropic organization, nonprofit enterprise or public sector agency.
•  Experience developing new analytical tools and insights to guide engagement with client interests in a diverse range of fields. Excellent written, verbal and public speaking communications skills.
•  Demonstrated ability to attract, develop and inspire future diverse leaders of the firm.
•  Experience developing and negotiating substantial projects, and then managing the execution of projects in a timely manner and on budget.
•  Experience building and facilitating partnerships, coalitions and initiatives.
•  Strong work ethic and willingness to travel, including weekends and evening engagements when needed.
•  Eligible to work in the US without sponsorship; ability to travel in both developed and developing countries.
•  Bachelor’s degree required with an advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred.
Personal Attributes:
•  Passionately motivated to address social, economic and environmental issues and deeply committed to the values and mission of Redstone.
•  Ability to inspire trust, to guide and facilitate complex discussions, and to move from ideas to action.
•  The highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.
•  Commitment to collaboration and the values of diversity, equity and inclusion.
•  Demonstrated intellectual curiosity and an energetic and optimistic outlook on life.

How To Apply

Compensation at Redstone is among the best in non-profit consulting and competitive with private-sector firms. In addition to salary and bonus, Redstone offers an appealing benefits package.
How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format responding specifically to the experience and qualifications being sought to: Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at  Refer to RSG/Principal in the subject line.  No phone inquiries please.
Redstone is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


National Director, Private Sector Giving, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

The Organization

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 19,000 families per year.  Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.

Position Overview

This is a national position, and the ideal candidate will develop and implement a private sector giving strategy across the country. YAP currently operates programs in 23 states and Washington, DC and also engages in national work. YAP has historically been funded through government grants, so this position would be charting new course for the agency as a whole. Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement private sector giving development strategy, systems, programs and campaigns to support Youth Advocate Programs growth and expansion goals and increase support from the private sector
  • Lead efforts to identify new donors (philanthropy, individuals, corporate) who may support YAP’s work, including prospecting, research and developing proposal submissions
  • Sets and achieves fundraising goals in-line with the private sector giving strategy
  • Builds and maintains a robust donor and prospect management system
  • Develops, cultivates and maintains relationships with donors and prospective donors
  • Works collaboratively with field staff, YAP’s leadership teams and the Board of Directors
  • Work closely with YAP’s public sector development, marketing, policy and communications teams f to coordinate messaging.
  • Provide training to key staff to support implementation of the private sector giving plan.

A successful candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Believe in and support YAP’s mission, including a demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice
  • At least seven years’ history of proven success in development for a large nonprofit.
  • Experience in raising private sector support for non-profits, including designing and implementing innovative, successful major gift and private donor campaigns.
  • Significant experience in planning, leading, and managing development strategy and projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to key stakeholders.
  • Capable of launching and implementing a successful “start-up” development effort at a large national organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications that convey complex ideas through brief, simple, clear materials. Knowledge of social media is a plus.
  • Models creativity, integrity, persistence and win-win results- orientation.
  • Effective at working with diverse internal and external stakeholders to reach common goals and objectives.
  • Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization’s internal and external stakeholders.

How To Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, and two professional and one personal reference to: ATTN: D. Silva at with subject line, “National Director, Private Sector Giving.”

Washington DC

Education Policy Associate/Senior Policy Associate, The Century Foundation

The Organization

Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, TCF is a think tank that pursues its mission by conducting timely, nonpartisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

TCF focuses particularly on four basic challenges facing the United States: persistent economic inequality combined with the shift to American households of financial risks previously borne by employers and government; the challenges facing the education and health care systems; and restoring America’s international credibility as an effective and cooperative leader in responding to global security and economic dangers.

TCF is based in New York, with an office in Washington, D.C. Its fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, but share a commitment to the abiding belief in the power of ideas

Position Overview

The Century Foundation (TCF), a progressive, non-partisan think tank, seeks a policy associate/senior policy associate in the Washington, D.C. office to work closely with the K–12 education team, including education fellows Richard D. Kahlenberg, Halley Potter, and Conor Williams.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching education policy topics identified by TCF education fellows and preparing background memos.
  • Attending think tank and congressional forums and preparing memos summarizing key insights.
  • Writing short essays and other content for TCF’s website.
  • Participating in the planning and execution of TCF education projects, including publications and events.
  • Assisting with communications and outreach, including identifying stakeholders and promoting TCF’s work on social media.
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for the education team and TCF events held in D.C.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and/or work experience.
  • Exceptional research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Background in education policy. 1–2 years of previous related experience in public policy and/or education preferred.
  • A commitment to looking at education issues through an intersectional lens, recognizing the importance of elevating the experiences of low-income students, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, English learners, and students of color.
  • Experience working on or studying some of TCF’s key K–12 education policy areas (especially advancing socioeconomic and racial school integration and addressing housing segregation) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Apps (Google Docs, Sheets, Drive, etc.).
  • A commitment to progressive values and interest in TCF’s education research agenda.

How To Apply

This is a full-time position in our Washington, D.C. office. This role may be structured as a policy associate or senior policy associate, depending on the qualifications of the person hired.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package to all our selected candidates. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample of no more than five pages to with “[Your Name] Education Policy Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret we are unable to confirm the receipt of your materials or the status of your application. No inquiries by third-party vendors or phone calls please.

The Century Foundation is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to apply, including LGBTQ+ people, people of color, and people with disabilities

Washington, D.C.

Experienced Corporate Fundraiser, KaBOOM!

The Organization

KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids – especially those living in poverty – the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. KaBOOM! inspires communities to make play the easy choice and works to drive the national discussion about the importance of PLAYces. KaBOOM! has collaborated with partners to build or restore more than 17,000 playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million volunteers and served over 9 million kids. To learn why play matters for all kids, visit and join the conversation at, and #playmatters #PLAYceforKids

Position Overview

Experienced Corporate Fundraiser

Title: Associate Director, Corporate Partnership Development

Department:  Partnership Development

Reports to: Director, Corporate Partnership Development

KaBOOM! is looking for a passionate, self-motivated corporate fundraiser to join the Partnership Development team in Washington, D.C. As an Associate Director on the team, you will play a key role in supporting KaBOOM! revenue generation by building relationships with corporate decision makers to secure six and seven figure multi-year gifts to support our programs initiatives and operations.

What you’ll do:

  • Secure new restricted and unrestricted annual revenue in excess of $2M toward the organization-wide revenue target of $28M+ against stated fundraising priorities – driving revenue and resources toward KaBOOM! strategic priorities
  • Cultivate a portfolio of prospective partners in your assigned geographic region and/or industry
  • Clearly articulate the KaBOOM! value proposition taking prospects through all phases of the business development cycle, including calls and meetings, presentations, budget and proposal development, appropriate follow up, contract negotiations, relationship management and stewardship
  • Collaborate with your Partnership Management counterpart as well as colleagues in other departments via extended partner support teams to successfully implement partnership terms and expectations
  • Maintain an understanding of the current city partnership priority markets and opportunities so that corporate funding can be directed toward it as appropriate
  • Ensure all partner activities/results are monitored and reported in a professional manner to internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintain a solid understanding of the KaBOOM! mission, strategic plan, culture, values, history, programs and initiatives, and stay abreast of trends in corporate philanthropy
  • Actively contribute to our inclusive work environment by valuing other people regardless of differences and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence

What you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years of experience in new business revenue generation, fundraising programs and/or direct sales and securing six and seven figure multi-year gifts
  • Proven strategic prospecting and pipeline management skills with direct experience managing against overall revenue goals
  • Past experience developing and growing comprehensive partnerships with Fortune 500 companies
  • Exceptional and persuasive written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with staff, community leaders and senior level executives
  • Demonstrated ability to be a creative and resourceful problem solver; able to balance tension between partner expectations and organizational capabilities, strategies and results
  • Advanced CRM skills (Salesforce preferred) and expertise in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and goals with high ethical standards, tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to travel to assigned territory, events and conferences
  • Passion for the vision and mission of KaBOOM!

KaBOOM! is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that is dedicated to giving all kids – regardless of color or zip code  – the childhood they deserve through great, safe places to play. We prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion as an integral part of our culture. We strongly encourage people of color (including bilingual and bicultural), all genders identities and gender expressions, people of all abilities, LGBTQ individuals, veterans and national service alumni to apply.

How To Apply

Please follow this link to apply:

Washington, DC

Research and Development Internship, NCRP

The Organization

Since 1976, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has served as the country’s independent watchdog of foundations. NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. To achieve the organization’s mission, NCRP produces original research and thought-provoking content, provides tools for grantmakers, engages philanthropy and nonprofits in productive dialogue and advocates for public policies. For more information, visit us at

Position Overview

Research and Development Internship with a Progressive Nonprofit in D.C.

Do you love trying to change someone’s mind about an issue using numbers and stories? Do you sweat the small details on school and/or work projects? Are you driven to make your community and our country a more just and equitable place?

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, D.C., is looking for a recent college graduate student or graduate student who can help the organization’s small but mighty team promote philanthropy that builds the power of marginalized communities and leads to long-term equitable change. This one-year PAID research and development internship begins August 2019, with the potential to convert to a full-time staff position during that period.

This internship is a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience using data to tell compelling stories at a national nonprofit. You’ll practice database design, qualitative data collection, and managing short-term projects. You’ll also get a chance to learn more about and interact with grassroots nonprofits and progressive foundations across the country that are engaged in the daily fight for a more equitable society. If you’re interested in learning more about this sector and building transferable skills for future work at a nonprofit or philanthropic institution, please read more below.

Who will coach, mentor and supervise you? The Research Director and the Senior Director of Foundation Engagement. You will help support NCRP’s research agenda as well as efforts to fundraise to sustain our organization.

You are…

·   Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel

·   An excellent communicator, both in writing and verbally

·   Familiar with the basics of quantitative data analysis

·   Able to quickly synthesize findings clearly and concisely

·   A creative, strategic thinker

·   Empathetic in your approach to collecting data from people with demanding lives

·   Committed to equity and social justice

A major plus: Familiarity or experience with US immigrant communities including those whose first language is not English.

You’ll be responsible for…

Research (67%):

·   Data entry and database maintenance

·   Quantitative and qualitative data analysis

·   Scheduling interviews with research partners

·   Working – often collaboratively and sometimes independently – on a 3-       person research team to change hearts and minds about grantmaking         for marginalized communities

·    Other duties as assigned

Foundation Fundraising Program (33%)

·    Manage the data entry process for foundation support

·    Assist with updating fundraising records in our online database

·    Oversight of the gift acknowledgement process

·    Research foundation prospects as needed

·    Assist with maintaining foundation fundraising files

You’ll learn how to…

·    Gather and interpret quantitative data on the nonprofit sector from diverse sources

·    Build relationships with leaders on the front lines of social change

·    Gather information in an interview setting

·    Support a thriving organizational culture at a nonprofit dedicated to respect, ethics, affirmation, and diversity in the workplace.

This is a 30 hour per week internship.

To Apply: See NCRP’s website to apply. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. We are hoping to fill the position by late August.

NCRP is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes and strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ-identified candidates to apply. NCRP will provide, excepting any undue hardship, reasonable accommodations, on request, for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Washington, DC

Deputy Director of Development, Arena Stage

The Organization

Arena Stage is alive as a center for American Theater in our nation’s capital with productions, diverse and innovative works from around the country and the nurturing of new plays. Our focus is on American artists. We produce and present all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit. We explore issues from the past, present and future that reflect America’s diversity and challenges. These are voiced through the productions we create, the work we develop, the presentations that move beyond our stages and community and education programs that engage artists, students and audiences.

Position Overview


Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred. At least 7 years of professional and management experience, with at least 5 years of experience in front-line fundraising, the majority of which focused on corporate fundraising and partnerships. CFRE/ACFRE desired. Must have a passion for the performing arts and be able to work occasional nights and weekends.


A successful track record in setting ambitious revenue goals and implementing the strategies and plans to achieve them.  Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and work effectively under pressure to achieve individual, team, and organizational goals.

Experience in directly managing, supervising and motivating front-line team members to meet or exceed performance metrics and revenue targets. Manages toward clarity, finds solutions, and thinks strategically.

A highly-motivated team player with a collaborative approach who can lead when needed while empowering teammates and colleagues to contribute their best. Personal commitment to employing and coaching industry-best practices.

Track record of securing significant corporate gifts with knowledge of foundation and other institutional donations, development operations, and events.

Highly organized, detail oriented, reliable and flexible with a positive attitude and collaborative spirit.

Effective and mature communicator able to convey ideas and strategies verbally and in writing. Excellent presentation skills. Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to listen to, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Ability to use a database like Tessitura and other technical resources effectively.



Primarily administrative, balanced between sedentary and light work with occasional lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty pounds.


Working as a thought partner to the Chief Development Officer and a member of the senior leadership team of the Development Department, the new title will help manage the day-to-day functions of the Development Department and will actively review, develop and implement processes and procedures that are focused on efficiently transforming philanthropy at Arena Stage.

Directly supervise Corporate Giving (1), Foundation/Government Relations (1), and the Operations/Special Event (1) teams with the goal of substantially growing philanthropic revenue from each area. Lead each team’s work with existing funders and enhance efforts to prospect, qualify and effectively engage a growing pipeline of new donors. Build a strong, collaborative and productive team that shares in successes and works together to solve challenges. This position will also supervise the Development Assistant (1) and the work of the Development Fellow or Intern (1). FY20 (7/2019–6/2020) combined revenue targets for Corporate, Foundation, Government, and Special Events is approximately $2M.

In conjunction with the Individual Giving Director and the Campaign Director, create strategies for ensuring the success of Arena’s comprehensive campaign and personally oversee execution of strategies for securing transformational gifts from corporate and foundation prospects. The campaign’s goal of $70M is inclusive of corporate and foundation support.

Develop and implement approaches that build, track and monitor a growing number of prospects in the pipelines and build revenue opportunities that are consistent with the growing restricted and unrestricted revenue requirements of Arena Stage and contribute to the bottom line of Arena’s current comprehensive campaign.

Closely track donor requirements, including reporting, compliance, financial management, programmatic deliverables, activation, and benefit fulfilment. Lead the teams in providing frequent, tailored and professional updates to funders.

Lead and monitor team efforts to draft and finalize letters of inquiry, grant proposals and corporate solicitation decks ensuring that proposals, budgets, and other materials are aligned with donor requirements and tailored to meet their priorities. Collaborate effectively with other departments at Arena Stage on proposal content.

Actively manage a portfolio of high-level institutional donors and prospects (mainly corporations).

Professionally support leadership staff and volunteers who may serve as ambassadors, door openers, relationship builders, and solicitors for Arena Stage.

Liaise with members of Arena’s Board of Trustees on matters pertaining to corporate and foundation support and revenue-generating special events.

Establish and track goals, strategies and plans through the OGSP planning tool for Development.

Ensure that all giving data, strategies, gifts, correspondence, etc. is appropriately recorded and is consistent with departmental guidelines.

Other duties as assigned.


The New Title will support  the Chief Development Officer by managing the operational functions of the Development Department and carrying a portfolio of institutional funders.  The position will  directly supervise Corporate Giving, Foundation & Government Relations, Operations & Events, a Development Assistant and an intern or development fellow.  The New Title will review, develop and implement processes and procedures that will help the department enhance efficiencies and focus strategies and tactics that increase philanthropic support. The New Title will lead effective approaches that ambitiously grow corporate, foundation, government, and special event revenue and will play a vital role in the success of Arena’s current $70M comprehensive campaign.

How To Apply

Please upload cover letter, resume and references to:

Washington, DC

Grants Management Associate, Project on Government Oversight

The Organization

Founded in 1981 in partnership with whistle blowers, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonprofit nonpartisan independent watchdog that works to expose waste, corruption, abuse of power, and other instances where the government fails to serve the public. We champion reforms to achieve a more effective, ethical, and accountable federal government that safeguards constitutional principles. POGO has an over $6 million annual budget that supports a staff of over 40 employees.

Position Overview

POGO’s Development Team is looking for a talented Grants Management Associate to assist with managing all aspects of POGO’s grant related fundraising activities involving private foundations. POGO does not accept donations or other revenue from for-profit corporate foundations or the government. The Grants Management Associate reports directly to the Director of Development.

Responsibilities include:

·         Assist the Director of Development with foundation management—including the drafting of acknowledgements, reports, letters, and emails—and with tracking grant requirements, grant deadlines, and communications between POGO staff and funders.

·         Manage a portfolio of foundations, maintaining and further developing POGO’s relationship with them and assisting with revenue and cash flow forecasting.

·         Identify, research, and evaluate new funding opportunities that align with POGO’s mission and programs.

·         Maintain foundation and grant data within a Salesforce database, ensuring that the data is current and accurate.

·         Assist with the planning and execution of meetings with foundation representatives—including the preparation of senior staff for foundation meetings and phone calls.

·         Other duties as required to accomplish POGO’s mission.

Qualifications include:

·         Minimum of 1 year of fundraising experience including successfully developing and managing relationships with external donors—or demonstrated equivalent experience.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work on internal teams, across external organizations, and independently when necessary.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to translate technical and complicated information into compelling narratives for prospective and current donors.

·         Demonstrated commitment to working in a nonpartisan and respectful manner with diverse stakeholders.

·         Demonstrated track record of taking initiative to solve problems and adapt to changing circumstances.

·         Knowledge of foundations and grantmaking is preferred, but not required.

·         Experience working with Salesforce or other CRM databases is a plus.

Compensation and benefits:

·         Competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience in the range of $47k-$63k.

·         Health, dental, and vision insurance.

·         403(b) investment plan available, with employer retirement contribution once eligible.

·         Life insurance and long-term disability coverage.

·         Metro SmartTrip benefits.

·         Paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave.

How To Apply

To Apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to, subject line: Grants Management Associate, or mail application to: Project On Government Oversight, 1100 G Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005.  No phone calls please.

Application Deadline: July 24th, 2019

POGO provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We encourage all interested and qualified individuals to apply.

Washington, DC

Director of Foundation Engagement, The National Women's Law Center

The Organization
The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

For more than 45 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women, and we need you with us to continue this fight.

Position Overview

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a strategic, experienced Director of Foundation Engagement to oversee foundation fundraising efforts and lead a team that is expanding and deepening relationships with individual, corporate, law firm, and foundation donors to fund an ambitious gender justice agenda.  Working in close partnership with both internal and external stakeholders, the Director of Foundation Engagement will develop and execute a comprehensive plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward foundation donors.  Maximizing unrestricted foundation support while simultaneously prioritizing support for new and underfunded projects and programs, the Director of Foundation Engagement will personally manage a $2 million donor and prospect portfolio and will supervise the Director of Foundation Relations and Manager of Foundation Relations/Grant Writer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead the execution of a comprehensive foundation fundraising program, with an emphasis on securing unrestricted grants, funding for new and underfunded projects and programs, and new donors—while retaining, and growing, existing foundation support. Such program must include a strong cultivation plan.
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for increasing the Law Center’s visibility among foundation funders nationwide.
  • Craft compelling frames and narratives for the Law Center’s work—collaborating closely with foundation relations staff, Vice President for Development, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, program staff, and finance staff to develop general and issue-specific program proposals, reports, and related budgets and expense reports.
  • Lead and manage the foundation relations team within the Development department, including supervising, developing, and mentoring both new and experienced staff.
  • Directly manage a portfolio of foundation funders—including key existing and prospective donors—on a range of issues, including reproductive rights and health.
  • Work closely with the Vice President for Development to coordinate with and appropriately leverage the contacts and involvement of the President and CEO, COO and Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, program Vice Presidents, Board of Directors, Board Development Committee, Leadership Advisory Committee, and other executive-level leaders, to engage with foundation prospects.
  • Lead the foundation relations staff’s prospect research and the effective use of contact management systems and processes to oversee foundation donor acknowledgements and to track pertinent donor and prospect information in Raiser’s Edge, including overseeing data entry for all foundation donor contacts, research, and analytic reporting—supervising the foundation team and coordinating with the Database Manager.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President for Development, Database Manager, and colleagues in Finance to develop and monitor the Center’s annual and longer-term foundation revenue plan—leading foundation revenue and expense budgeting and tracking within the foundations team and serving as the foundation relations team lead in coordinating with Finance to prepare the annual budget and related financial materials.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following attributes:

  • Fundraising strategist with passion for fundraising for social justice and equity-centered organizations; experience in reproductive health fundraising preferred.
  • Natural collaborator and role model for inclusive leadership.
  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible development experience, including significant experience in managing a foundation fundraising program, proposal and report writing, and supervising experienced foundation relations teams, preferably at a major national advocacy organization.
  • Proven track record in fostering professional relationships with foundation program officers and staff, managing a dynamic portfolio of foundation donors and prospects and personally implementing cultivation strategies;
  • Superior communicator and storyteller, with the ability to frame and write in compelling language about the Center’s work and to prepare complex proposals, reports, and related materials;
  • Expertise in revenue planning, budget development, and expense reporting for foundation funders;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and engage diverse audiences and to build long-term relationships, including experience leveraging executive-level staff to achieve fundraising success;
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or similar database) and prospect research tools required;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple, multi-faceted projects, meet deadlines, maintain composure and perform well independently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven setting;
  • Sound judgement and ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential information regarding the Center’s business and sensitive donor information; high degree of self-motivation, personal discipline, and integrity;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred;


A minimum salary of $125,000 will be provided to the successful candidate having at least 7 years of progressively responsible development experience. 

Key Relationships

The Director of Foundation Engagement reports directly to the Vice President of Development, and collaborates with the President and CEO, COO and Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, the Vice President for Communications and Marketing and key program staff, as well as colleagues in Development, Communications and Marketing, and Finance.  The Director of Foundation Engagement supervises the Director of Foundation Relations and Manager of Foundation Relations/Grant Writer, and oversees relevant projects delegated to the Development Assistant and Development Interns.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and a substantive cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications via e-mail to: and include the position title in the subject line. Electronic submissions are preferred. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources Department, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Applications accepted until position is filled.

The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse workforce.  We strongly encourage and seek applications from people with disabilities; people of all gender identities; people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals; veterans; and LGBTQI individuals.


As noted above, NWLC welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email us at or you may send the request by mail to:

National Women’s Law Center

ATTN: Human Resources Manager – Talent

11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036

Washington, DC

Membership Internship, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

The Organization

Since 1976, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has served as the country’s independent watchdog of foundations. NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. To achieve the organization’s mission, NCRP produces original research and thought-provoking content, provides tools for grantmakers, engages philanthropy and nonprofits in productive dialogue and advocates for public policies. For more information, visit us at

Position Overview

Paid Nonprofit Membership Internship with a Progressive Nonprofit in D.C. (Potential to convert to full-time role)

Are you recent graduate looking to build skills and experience in nonprofit membership management through a PAID year-long internship?  This PAID internship lasts from August 2019 to August 2020, with the potential to convert to a full-time staff position during that period.

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, D.C., is looking for a membership intern. In this role, you’ll get a chance to learn more about and interact with progressive nonprofits and foundations across the country that are engaged in the daily fight for a more equitable society.

You’ll learn about program support – managing financial and activity records, maintaining a database of contacts crucial to our program’s success, and how to prepare reports to track an organization’s progress.  You’ll get a chance to bring new organizations into the fold as we continue this movement to make philanthropy more accountable to the needs of communities with the least wealth, opportunity and power.  You’ll get a chance to engage with our member organizations to think strategically about how NCRP’s membership program can best support their critical role in our society and you’ll play a part in implementing those plans.

This intern will have an opportunity to work across teams while deepening their project management skills. If you’re interested in learning more about this sector and building transferable skills for future work, please read more below.

This is a 25-hour per week internship.

*The nonprofit membership intern reports to the Manager of Nonprofit Membership and Engagement.


Daily Program Oversight

• Track financial transactions

• Manage records of membership recruitment and member enrollment into one of our 12 issue area specialties using database campaigns

• Send membership sequence emails for new memberships, lapsed and soon-to-lapse members

• Maintain up-to-date contact information in our database for all members

• Update the member-only website with new resources as needed

• Draft bi-monthly member update emails

• Schedule team meetings and other administrative tasks

Field Engagement – Recruitment and Retention

• Help assemble recruitment lists

• Conduct outreach via emails, phone calls, and local in-person meetings

• Manage follow up and help with the planning of recruitment events as needed

• Answer inquiries from prospects or current members as they’re received

• Conduct orientation calls with new members

• Represent the organization out in the larger sector

Other duties as assigned

Core Competencies:

• A strong commitment to equity and social justice

• Interest or experience in community organizing

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Detail oriented and personable with excellent follow up skills

• Ability to work independently, with strong organization and time-management skills and comfort with priority changes

• Ability to troubleshoot and take initiative in solving problems

• Creative talents such as web design and video creation are a plus

• Microsoft Office proficient, especially Word and PowerPoint

• Working knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM databases

• Working knowledge of Zoom or similar webinar platforms

How To Apply

To Apply: See NCRP’s website to apply. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. We are hoping to fill the position by early October.

NCRP is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes and strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ-identified candidates to apply. NCRP will provide, excepting any undue hardship, reasonable accommodations, on request, for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Washington, DC

Engagement Internship, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

The Organization

Since 1976, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has served as the country’s independent watchdog of foundations. NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. To achieve the organization’s mission, NCRP produces original research and thought-provoking content, provides tools for grantmakers, engages philanthropy and nonprofits in productive dialogue and advocates for public policies. For more information, visit us at

Position Overview

Engagement Internship with a Progressive Nonprofit in D.C.

Are you a graduate student or recent graduate looking to build skills in community engagement and event planning through a PAID internship?

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, D.C. is looking for an engagement intern who can help the organization’s small but high-performing team promote philanthropy that is accountable, effective and responsive to the needs of underserved communities. The intern will play a crucial role in supporting two core initiatives: Power Moves and the Movement Investment Project. The internship lasts from October 2019 through September 2020.

This internship is a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience in program management with a national nonprofit. You’ll practice creating high-quality materials for presentations, coordinating event logistics with sector leaders, and capturing learning from high-touch engagement strategies. You’ll get a chance to learn more about and interact with progressive nonprofits and grantmakers across the country that are engaged in the daily fight for a more equitable society, and learn how to engage them to act on common goals. If you’re interested in learning more about this sector and building transferable skills for future work at a nonprofit or philanthropic institution, please read more below.

The intern will be supervised by the Senior Associate for Learning and Engagement and the Manager of Nonprofit Membership and Engagement.

Major Responsibilities:

Events and Webinars Programming Support

• Support staff presentations in the field, including shipment of materials

• Create and update PowerPoint templates and presentations

• Organize and catalogue planning documents and records

• Support logistics, including scheduling with partners and featured speakers

• Prepare outreach, registration and attendance lists for input into database

• Send mass emails using mail merge

• Support programming evaluation such as feedback surveys

Engagement Support

• Track interactions with funders, consultants, nonprofits, and other philanthropy-serving organizations, and input notes into database

• Coordinate scheduling of calls and meetings

• Write in-house blog posts and help coordinate communications with guest authors

• Support project learning and reflection activities, including analysis of engagement data

• Contribute to notetaking and provision of updates in team and staff meetings

Other duties as assigned

Core Competencies:

• A strong commitment to equity and social justice

• Interest or experience in community organizing

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Detail oriented with capacity to creatively research and synthesize information in a clear and concise manner

• Ability to work independently, with strong organization and time-management skills and comfort with priority changes

• Ability to troubleshoot and take initiative in solving problems

• Ability to compile and ship handouts and materials for events

• Microsoft Office proficient, especially Word and PowerPoint

• Working knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM databases

• Working knowledge of Zoom or similar webinar platforms

This is a 30-hour per week internship.

How To Apply

To Apply: See NCRP’s website to apply. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received. We are hoping to fill the position by early October.

NCRP is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes and strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ-identified candidates to apply. NCRP will provide, excepting any undue hardship, reasonable accommodations, on request, for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Westlake Village

Talent Acquisitions Specialist (Recruiter), Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Organization

About The Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping young children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. In 2018, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize was awarded to SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities), a grassroots organization based in Nairobi, Kenya that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums by providing critical services for all, community advocacy platforms, and education and leadership development for women and girls. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants, distributing $114.9 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2017. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.8 billion. For more information, please visit

Position Overview

About The Role

Working with the Talent & Culture Team the Talent Acquisition Specialist will be responsible for recruiting qualified candidates to fill positions across the Foundation. The talent acquisition specialist will also be responsible for identifying top talent and converting prospects into active candidates. They will work with Hiring Managers and the Talent & Culture team to execute on workforce and hiring plans. They will also assess the profiles of candidate and manage them through the interview process, negotiating offers and closing acceptances.

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will work to establish and maintain strong networks of diverse candidates for ongoing organizational needs by developing innovative sourcing initiatives and a solid pipeline of qualified candidates at all times. Ensure that all recruiting processes and procedures meet the needs of the organization and ensure compliance with state and federal reporting requirements.

The Talent Acquisition Specialist will also further develop and manage the Foundation’s internship and fellowship programs, applicant tracking system and the new hire on-boarding process. They will provide candidates with a general overview of the Foundation’s programs and growth plans; culture, mission, values; and benefits programs.

Candidate Recruitment

  • Develop strategy to influence hiring managers how to execute a process to best meet hiring needs, provide updates, ensure appropriate staffing, adjust strategy to meet changing priorities.
  • Manage the full life cycle recruitment process for new hires and our internships and fellowships programs. This includes all aspects of the recruitment process, specifically determining strategy for recruiting for specific positions in consultation with hiring managers, which includes; sourcing, reviewing resumes, evaluation criteria (to include assessment and selection tools), conducting initial phone screening, interviewing, and reference checking where applicable.
  • Negotiate candidate offers. Coordinate finalization of new hire and transfer paperwork, including contracts.
  • Communicates important employment information during delivery of employment offers (e.g., benefits, compensation, relocation policy, employee handbook, etc.).
  • Develop and maintain effective cross-functional working relationships between the Talent & culture recruitment function and hiring managers to enhance the delivery of best possible service.
  • Work to proactively identify, recommend and implement strategic and operational enhancements in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the recruiting function in support of overall business strategy.
  • Stay informed of trends and innovative recruiting techniques in order to be competitive.

Talent Sourcing

  • Build diverse talent pipelines to source candidates through direct channels, social media, internet sourcing, email, blogs and networking events, talent mapping and relationship building
  • Partner with the Communications to manage the Foundation’s social media strategy as it relates to our talent attraction efforts to continually promote our brand.
  • Monitor trends and developments in sourcing tools and technologies and utilize social media for sourcing and other marketing forums to drive traffic to our career website
  • Generate candidate interest through creative marketing and social media messaging
  • Provide an initial screen and high level assessment of a candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities and overall fit with the role
  • Actively track, manage and report on candidate pipelines through the applicant tracking system
  • Develop proactive traditional and out of the box, sourcing strategies that build relationships with a diverse pool of candidates and results in quality hires.
  • Partner closely with Hiring Managers to develop and execute tactical sourcing strategies aimed at generating candidate flow to meet overall recruiting goals, as well as pipelines for upcoming searches.
  • Responsible to find and actively participate in industry networking/sourcing communities (including universities) to leverage connections to recruit for current and future opportunities.

Internship/Fellowship Program

  • Continue to develop and manage the Foundation’s emerging internship and fellowship program
  • Deliver best in class internship experience including intern orientation, learning and development, and social events
  • Execute the on-boarding, learning and development strategy for interns/fellows entering the Foundation.
  • Act as a resource to interns throughout their internship experience Continue to seek out new ways to enhance programs and its linkage to the Foundation’s mission.

New Hire On-boarding Experience

  • Coordinate and track pre-employment process using Jobvite, HireRight and Namely systems
  • Create and manage an engaging new hire on-boarding process, which includes pre-employment activities through orientation in partnership with the Talent & Culture team and Hiring Managers.
  • Facilitate the orientation program, and procure all necessary paperwork for payroll
  • Ensure the effectiveness and relevance of the New Hire orientation and continually improve the experience and delivery of the process and materials.
  • Planning new hire orientation activities collaborating with managers to ensure training plan for new hires; work with Facilities and IT staff for office/IT needs

Recruitment Operations

  • Manage the advertising process including; analysis of advertising source effectiveness
  • Manages and coordinates the interview process.
  • Ensures a positive experience for all applicants.
  • Prepares interview guides and schedules all interviews as needed.
  • Coordinates travel arrangements for candidates, and handles related travel reimbursements.
  • Oversees relocation for new hires when applicable
  • Performs reference and background checks on candidates and makes recommendations for hire based on results.
  • Tracking and responding to recruitment related inquiries.
  • Maintain administration of Jobvite and Namely’s on-boarding module.
  • Provide close management of temporary agency providing support to the Foundation, and with external recruiting resource
  • Manage all vendors and tools associated with recruiting, and staffing needs
  • Maintain accurate data in applicant tracking system
  • Track and analyze applicable metrics of recruiting activities
  • Supports Managers with temporary staffing needs
  • Promotes Diversity & Inclusion throughout the recruiting and selection process
  • Represent the foundation internally and externally at events with a goal of networking and relationship building with potential candidates

Education / Training


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with emphasis in Human Resources or Social Sciences or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience


  • PHR or SHRM certification or recruitment certifications

Experience/Technical Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years Recruiting or Talent Acquisition experience
  • Ability to negotiate and close offers
  • Ability to quickly adapt to, embrace and champion new technology and tools. Act as a change agent as new technology, tools and processes are rolled out
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, multitasking environment
  • Ability to utilize strategic thinking skills and work to collaborate with fellow team members on best practices
  • Strong customer focus and effective use of consultative approach with hiring managers
  • Ability to work independently, but a strong effective team player with a commitment to results
  • Fluency in social media, networking platforms and internet search to generate prospects.
  • Must have experience working with an ATS or other HRIS platforms.
  • Expertise in advanced networking, candidate generation, and Internet sourcing methodologies.
  • Strategic thinking and innovative sourcing channel experience.
  • Ability to travel may be necessary within the scope of the role.


2-5 years international recruiting experience

  • Experience working with Jobvite or Namely platforms.
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist should be customer service-oriented and must have broad knowledge of the Foundation’s compensation & benefits, staffing, learning & development, policies and procedures, and basic US labor laws


  • Attracts top talent
  • Action oriented
  • Customer focus
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Optimizes work process

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we seek candidates from all backgrounds and experiences.

How To Apply

Winston-Salem, NC

Associate Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Organization


The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is seeking an associate network officer to manage existing Foundation relationships and identify new ones in specific states/regions. The associate network officer will administer a related grants portfolio over time.


The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation’s mission is to help people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. Founded in 1953, the Foundation now makes grants to nonprofit organizations in 11 states in the Southeastern United States. MRBF supports organizations and networks engaged in collaborative, multi-strategy work, particularly those working at the intersections of three mutually reinforcing pathways of change: economic opportunity, democracy and civic engagement, and supportive policy and institutions.

Position Overview

Position Description 

  • Develop the Foundation’s relationships in specified states/regions to identify grant and investment opportunities, develop and nurture funding partnerships and other networks to advance the Foundation’s priorities and to understand the economic, political and social context.
  • Respond to inquiries for grants, interpret the Foundation’s policies, offer assistance beyond grant seeking, including referrals, networking and general management counsel.
  • Participate on Program Team to develop, implement and evaluate programs and reach consensus on recommendations to the board to advance the Foundation’s mission.
  • Review grant proposals, conduct due diligence and write recommendations to the board.
  • Monitor grants for technical assistance needs, compliance, impact and lessons learned.
  • Research, write and present occasional papers on Foundation strategy for the Program Team and board.
  • Contribute as needed to external Foundation communications.
  • Assist in planning and implementing “value-added” activities such as convenings, technical assistance, peer networks, resource directories and other information.
  • Occasionally represent the Foundation at conferences and meetings; stay abreast of the philanthropic field and the Foundation’s program areas through conferences and other professional activities.
  • Contribute to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical and equity policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff.


  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • 3+ years of grantmaking, nonprofit or other experience related to the Foundation’s priorities.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Babcock Foundation and a commitment to equity, particularly racial equity, with a willingness to proactively learn about it and integrate it into all aspects of the work.
  • Respect for the dignity and abilities of all people.
  • Experience at building relationships and fostering alliances among diverse people to accomplish goals.
  • Experience with and trust in collegial decision making, coupled with the ability to work independently, flexibly and with good humor.
  • Keen analytical skills, ability to learn and synthesize new information quickly.
  • Ability to use instinct and intuition effectively in building relationships and making decisions.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines; ability to pay attention to accuracy and detail while thinking broadly.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Commitment to the Southeastern United States.
  • Ability to travel.

Additional Information 

The associate network officer is a member of the program team and supervised by the senior network officer. This is a full-time position based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a generous benefits package and an annual salary range of $52,000 to $60,000. We look forward to receiving applications from a diverse pool of candidates. The Babcock Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a diverse staff.

How To Apply

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to by July 24, 2019.

Winston-Salem, NC

Program Director, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Organization

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is a family foundation with total assets of $200 million and an annual grantmaking outlay of approximately $9 million. The Program Director will be expected to work consultatively and collaboratively with other staff to determine grantmaking guidelines and strategies. Mentoring and developing the Program Team and continuing to enhance and deepen the Foundation’s efforts on racial equity will be critical duties.

Position Overview

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation seeks a highly collaborative, discerning, mission-driven and experienced grantmaker committed to taking on entrenched challenges and structural inequalities for its next Program Director. With its mission of helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice, the Foundation is often described as a pioneer and leader in Southern philanthropy, thanks in part to The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation seeks a highly collaborative, discerning, mission-driven and experienced grantmaker committed to taking on entrenched challenges and structural inequalities for its next Program Director. With its mission of helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice, the Foundation is often described as a pioneer and leader in Southern philanthropy, thanks in part to a sophisticated array of strategies and approaches, as well as its long-term support of community asset building, civic engagement efforts, and supportive policies and institutions. The Foundation strives to foster respectful, supportive relationships with its grantee partners while diligently developing a deeper understanding of their specific contexts than is common in philanthropy. The Foundation’s grantee partners, with support from the Foundation and others, have made meaningful progress on key issues across the region through boldness, patience and a carefully curated set of multi-strategy approaches. While some raise skepticism about the prospect of social change in the region, the Foundation and its partners believe there are multiple opportunities to make a substantive difference for low-wealth communities and people of color.

The next Program Director will be coming at an exciting time for the Foundation. While the Foundation does not currently envision major strategic revisions to its mission and approach, in recent years there have been a number of personnel and organizational changes that make this perhaps the most fluid moment in its history. New board and staff members are bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the work. While the team is young in some ways, it is nonetheless a deeply committed, collegial and enthusiastic group that has the potential to carry on and even explore new approaches to achieving its mission. Organizationally, there has been a greater push to instill a clearer commitment to racial equity, and as a result more shared and collaborative decision-making processes.

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is a family foundation with total assets of $200 million and an annual grantmaking outlay of approximately $9 million. The Program Director will be expected to work consultatively and collaboratively with other staff to determine grantmaking guidelines and strategies. Mentoring and developing the Program Team and continuing to enhance and deepen the Foundation’s efforts on racial equity will be critical duties.

Nominations and applications are welcome. All applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent to:

Kahn Lee, Managing Associate

Martens Roc, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

Washington DC, 20036

Electronic applications strongly encouraged.

Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment.

How To Apply

Nominations and inquiries should be sent to:

Kahn Lee, Managing Associate

Martens Roc, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

Washington DC, 20036

Electronic applications strongly encouraged.