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Battle Creek, MI

Program Officer - Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), a leading philanthropic force helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Program Officer for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT). Launched in 2016 with 14 communities across the country, TRHT is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change addressing the historic and contemporary effects of racism. The TRHT framework and process will help communities gain understanding of the predominant factors and conditions that are supporting the racial hierarchy and blocking progress, and through the process, heal and produce actionable change.

Position Overview

Reporting to Arelis Diaz, Director for the Office of the President, the Program Officer will collaboratively serve as a strategic partner to the leaders of the 14 multi-sector community collaborations that are carrying out TRHT work across the US and be a thoughtful advisor and resource to colleagues across the foundation as they engage in racial equity work in all program areas. Additionally, the Program Officer will build public support and awareness of TRHT and the overall work of racial equity and healing among nonprofit executives, business leaders, government officials, community leaders, parents, and other external stakeholders of the foundation.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience (8+ years preferred) successfully leading racial equity and healing work at both local and systems levels and will bring a nuanced expertise of race, racism, and how racial healing and reconciliation can manifest in local communities to advance systemic change. The successful candidate will be a holistic and interdisciplinary thinker and an enthusiastic strategic partner to grantees, with the ability to co-create solutions, draft strategies, and critically analyze challenges in order to accomplish the work of healing across a diverse cohort of communities. He/she/they will bring deep and varied experiences in community engagement, leadership development, movement building, coalition building, nonprofit leadership, faith-based organizing and/or other related areas.

The search is being conducted with assistance from Callie Carroll and Erica Nicole Richardson of NPAG. Please see application instructions at the end of this document.

How To Apply

This search is being assisted by Callie Carroll and Erica Nicole Richardson of NPAG. Due to the pace of the 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: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Brooklyn, New York

Vice President of Programs and Partnerships, Brooklyn Community Foundation
The Organization

Brooklyn Community Foundation is seeking a Vice President of Programs and Partnerships to join its senior team.  She/he/they will manage all of the Foundation’s grant programs, create a concrete advocacy agenda and serve as a strategic partner both internally and externally to advance the Foundation’s mission and growth.

The ideal candidate will have a strong non-profit and/or philanthropy background, as well as strong management skills and a penchant for collaboration across the organization and with external stakeholders.  We are seeking a leader who is passionate about community empowerment and racial justice.  The Vice President of Programs and Partnerships will be an innovator who is comfortable working closely with the Foundation’s dynamic Board of Directors, grantee partners, funders, as well as donors, public officials and businesses throughout Brooklyn and beyond.


We seek a visionary and ambitious leader who is capable of both creative and strategic thinking.  She/he/they will value an opportunity to work collaboratively, both internally and externally, and to shape the Foundation’s vision as it builds assets for the community and moves into its second decade.


About the Foundation

Brooklyn Community Foundation is the first and only public foundation solely dedicated to New York City’s largest borough. We are on a mission to spark lasting social change, mobilizing people, capital, and expertise for a fair and just Brooklyn.

Since its founding in 2009, Brooklyn Community Foundation has provided over $40 million in grants to more than 300 nonprofits through its Community Fund and Donor Advised Fund program. The Foundation’s innovative community-led approach stems from Brooklyn Insights, a project that engaged nearly 1,000 residents across Brooklyn. In 2015, the Foundation won the prestigious Impact Award from National Committee for Response Philanthropy for this work.

The Foundation is at an exciting stage. In 2018, the Foundation broke all historic records and raised over $16.5 million in Field of Interest, Donor Advised, and unrestricted contributions.  In addition, the Foundation made over $7 million in grants through donor directed, community led, and staff led initiatives. We’re excited to welcome a new team member to grow with us.

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Position Overview

Position Overview

The Vice President of Programs and Partnerships reports directly to the President & CEO and manages a team of two (2) Program Officers. The Vice President of Programs is responsible for strategic planning for all community leadership initiatives including the Foundations’ grant making, as well as developing a strong advocacy effort to effect change on a more systemic level. Working closely with the Foundation’s team of 10 full-time staff, a growing Board of Directors, and external partners, he/she/they shapes the Foundation’s program strategies and assessment measures, determines staffing and budget allocations, and ensures successful realization of approved program designs. The Vice President of Programs serves as a member of the Foundation’s senior management team, working with other team members on overall strategy, policymaking, and management.  Together with other staff, the Vice President of Programs represents the Foundation in regional and national discussions on effective philanthropy, resident engagement, racial justice, and related issues.


Planning & Program Design

·         Partner with the program staff,  President, and relevant board members on shaping and implementing a multi-year program plan for grantmaking, advocacy, and leadership initiatives, building on findings and recommendations from community input and feedback processes.

·         Work closely with relevant staff, grantees, and board members to determine the measures of success, assessment methods and milestones, and develop systems and stories to demonstrate our impact.

·         Oversee Program timetables, staffing, and budget to implement strategic plan each year.

Program implementation

·         Manage the process of creating guidelines for grant programs and processes for soliciting and fairly evaluating grant applications, including outside advisors and peer panels.

·         Manage grant review processes for each grant program.

·         With program team conduct site visits, monitor grants and distill relevant information on grant outcomes.

·         Collaborate with team members across organization to shape capacity building for grantees.

·         Define and shape plans for strategic leadership initiatives, including goals, administrative structures, timetables, staffing and budgets.

·         Oversee successful execution of leadership initiatives, collaborating with key stakeholders.

Staff Management

·         Supervise two (2) Program Officers, select consultants, and interns, building a skilled, high-functioning team for the Foundation’s grant programs and leadership initiatives, as well as serving as advisor to donors collectively making $4M+ (and growing) in grants from Donor Advised Funds.

Board Management

·         Manage the Program Committee in their efforts to oversee the strategic vision and program outcomes of the Foundation.

·         Work closely with Board of Directors to engage them in program activity and planning.

Fundraising & Communications

·         Work closely with relevant staff in cultivating and managing strategic external partnerships.

·         Collaborate with the President and relevant staff on identifying fundraising prospects for key initiatives, and participating in the stewardship of these prospects.

·         Specifically, collaborate with the Vice President of Communications and Strategy on marketing and communications strategies to ensure visibility for programs and to position Foundation as a philanthropic leader in Brooklyn and beyond.

·         Work with the Vice President of Communications on appropriate public communications regarding grant decisions, policy positions, and thought leadership around giving in Brooklyn and other related topics.

·         Seek out speaking opportunities for self and relevant staff to ensure a thought leadership role for the Foundation.

·         Work with the Development team to initiate programming and strategies to move DAF funding to community funding and create opportunities for potential and existing Foundation donors.

Required Skills and Abilities:

·         Entrepreneurial and strategic leader

·         Experience with advocacy, grant making, and other strategies that promote social change and equity

·         Strong supervisory and leadership skills

·         Strong understanding of Brooklyn demographics and non-profits

·         Passionate and knowledgeable about racial justice with strong understanding of the various interconnected issues that impact historically disinvested communities

·         Experience maintaining and cultivating relationships with public officials and agencies

·         Demonstrated project management skills with ability to manage multiple projects at the same time

·         Energetic and creative thinker who makes connections across sectors, cultures and fields of practice

·         Promotes a learning orientation with humility and input from community stakeholders

·         Excellent collaboration skills, consensus builder

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills that effectively engage a broad and diverse audience

·         Diplomacy, discretion, and sound judgment

·         Flexibility and enthusiastic team player


·         Bachelor’s degree minimum

·         10+ years’ experience in non-profit and/or philanthropy, including strategic planning, advocacy/policy, community organizing, program design and management, and program evaluation

·         Relevant experience in business or for-profit may be considered

·         Experience fundraising is a plus

How To Apply

This is a full-time, senior position located in Brooklyn, NY that occasionally requires early morning, evening, and weekend work. The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package, which includes generous paid time off, employer-paid health and dental insurance, and friendly work environment.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Brooklyn Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In alignment with its Racial Justice Lens, the Foundation is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and lifting up the leadership of people from communities historically underrepresented in philanthropy. Additionally, the Foundation does not base any hiring decisions on an applicant’s history of involvement in the criminal justice system.

Email cover letter and résumé to (no reference letters or phone calls please!) and please list Vice President of Programs in the Subject line.

Brooklyn, NY

Director of Local Development and Fundraising, Report for America
The Organization

The crisis in journalism threatens democracy — which is why we need a dramatic new approach to reinvigorating journalism, especially at the local level.

Report for America is a privately-financed national service program that places talented emerging journalists into local news organizations.

The acclaimed program fielded 13 reporters in its first year and will be placing more than 50 in its second year — with an eye toward 1,000 in 2023.

The program was co-founded in September 2017 by journalist/entrepreneurs Steven Waldman and Charles Sennott as an initiative of The GroundTruth Project. It is backed by the Google News Lab, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the Knight Foundation, the Galloway Family Foundation and others.

We seek a Director of Local Development and Fundraising to help run this ambitious and crucially important program. Report for America is based in Brooklyn, NY. The GroundTruth Project is based at WGBH in Boston.

Position Overview

Director of Local Development and Fundraising

Lead efforts to generate support from local and regional funders and work with local news organizations to raise local philanthropic support. Reports to the President of Report for America.


  • Raise money from local and regional foundations for the Report for America program
  • Work with local news rooms to identify and solicit funds from local philanthropy (foundations, individuals, corporations) to provide the “local” share for Report for America reporting positions
  • Work with GroundTruth’s Development Officer as well as the CEO of GroundTruth to generate support for Report for America in general and to coordinate with the Ground Truth’s development strategy.


  • Several years of experience in nonprofit development
  • Experience in training or teaching (to help train local news organizations how to advance their local fundraising efforts)
  • Passion for, and familiarity with, the cause of local journalism

How To Apply

To apply, please fill out this form. Questions about this position may be directed to

Report for America is an initiative of the GroundTruth Project, which is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Cincinnati, OH

Director, Development Strategy & Innovation, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
The Organization

VISION: Our region is a vital and caring community where all children are educated and prepared for life success, all people are financially stable with maximum health and independence, and all neighborhoods and communities are vibrant, inviting places to live.

OUR MISSION: United Way leads and mobilizes the caring power of individuals and organizations to help people measurably improve their lives.

Position Overview

The Director, Development Strategy & Innovation is responsible for the development and execution of innovative and emerging strategies for United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s (UWGC) Resource Development and the achievement of assigned growth and revenue goals.  Manages and directs digital revenue strategies and donor engagement teams to increase financial support, and overall engagement of current and prospective donors.  Ensures

·         Utilizes entrepreneurial and iterative approach to revenue generating program creation, implementation, evaluation and revision.

·         Ensures New Revenue Strategies team executes on comprehensive strategies supporting the attraction, retention, and growth of donors to UWGC.

·     and review information and reports to achieve mutual goals of increased participation and retention, ensuring the growth of UWGC revenue.

·         Supports all development team members with digital tools and reporting, innovation, and engagement strategies to help meet individual and corporate fundraising goals.

·         Ensures the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database and process is managed and leveraged, regularly analyzing data and reports for opportunity and risk identification. Oversees the tracking and evaluation of the effectiveness of strategies, initiatives, and overall results.


·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.

·         Eight or more years professional work experience, with five or more years previous experience in a fundraising, development, sales, communication and/or public relations capacity required. Thorough working knowledge of relationship-based fundraising procedures and philosophies.

·         Proven track-record of creation and implementation of innovative programming, ideally in revenue generating programs.

·         Prior management experience, including developing and monitoring budgets, required.

·         Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft office products (specifically Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and CRM programs, required.

·         Excellent negotiation, analytical, organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.

·         Outstanding written and verbal communication skills required, including public speaking and presentation skills.

·         Excellent listening skills, with the proven ability to solicit information from others.

·         Proven project management skills, including the ability to balance multiple projects in varying degrees of implementation.

·         Proven ability to create, grow and retain strong customer relationships.


UWGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

How To Apply

Applicants should apply by Friday, February 22, 2019 via the link below:

Denver, CO

Associate Communications Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation
The Organization

The Colorado Health Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of an Associate Communications Officer. This role is ideal for a communications professional who is a strong writer and skilled at developing different types of content, along with passion for the power of communications to influence and move people to action that increases health equity in Colorado. This is a tactical support role on our Communications team, which is responsible for making meaning of our work and creating culturally-appropriate experiences with the Foundation through strategic communications.

At the Foundation, we believe that keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead us to better health. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work in communities across Colorado. For example, our cornerstones are designed to help ensure that:

  • We serve Coloradans who have low income and/or have historically had less power or privilege.
  • We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.
  • We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Position Overview

Ideal candidates will connect with our mission and cornerstones; work well in ambiguity and managing change; and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities.

The position also requires:

Demonstrated experience, at least three years, in varying types of writing and clear understanding of audience (through volunteering, internships or paid roles) along with a deep interest in further developing strong communications skills such as marketing expertise. Candidates will need to take a writing and editing test.

Demonstrated talent in translating difficult information to others and thinking from an audience-first perspective.

Demonstrated passion for learning and hard work.

A deep understanding of the communities we serve, including Coloradans living on low income, communities of color and/or and neighborhoods or regions that face equity issues (experience may be professional in nature or personal).

A Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing/communications, nonprofit management, technology or a related area is required.

Eagerness, proactivity, flexibility and the ability to work in a fast-paced setting.

The ability to quickly and efficiently develop content and meet deadlines.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the use of email marketing and social media platforms (especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube) to advance communications efforts.

Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

How To Apply

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through her or his professional contributions. Interested candidates may submit their resumes and cover letters on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website (

This position closes February 17, 2019

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Denver, CO

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Denver Foundation
The Organization

The Organization:

With more than $800 million in total assets, including an endowment of $125 million and a 94-year history, The Denver Foundation (the Foundation) is one of the largest and most experienced community foundations in the Rocky Mountain region. The Denver Foundation is rooted in Metro Denver and is guided by a mission to inspire people and mobilize resources to strengthen the community.

The Denver Foundation serves seven counties in Metro Denver: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson. It serves three roles: working with community leaders to address the core challenges facing the region; stewarding its endowment to meet current and future needs for Metro Denver; and managing charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families, and businesses.

The Denver Foundation envisions a community where all residents have the opportunity for a high quality of life. The Foundation works with donors, nonprofits and the community through grantmaking, nonprofit capacity building, and leadership development programming for communities of color.

A cornerstone of the Foundation’s work stems from its partnership with local donors and its stewardship of a variety of donor-influenced funds. The Denver Foundation has over 1,000 component funds, including donor-advised, scholarship, field of interest, designated, and nonprofit endowment funds. More than 640 of these component funds are donor-advised; they are established by donors who are families, individuals, and corporations, groups large and small that select the Foundation to steward charitable assets for a variety of philanthropic reasons.

In 2018, the Foundation’s total grantmaking exceeded $79 million, of which $54 million came from donor-advised funds alone. Another $4.1 million of that total came from scholarship funds. The Foundation’s donors are generous and engaged in supporting a wide variety of organizations and issues, with the common goal of improving the community and the world. This scale of grantmaking is significant compared to peer foundations in the field.

In 2011, after an extensive listening campaign, the Foundation prioritized community grantmaking from its permanent endowment into four community impact areas: Basic Human Needs, Economic Opportunity, Education, and Leadership & Equity.

The Foundation also operates a number of field of interest funds, ranging from increasing access to behavioral health, introducing young people of lower-incomes to the performing arts, and supporting legal representation for immigrants at risk of deportation.

The Denver Foundation also makes grants directly to community residents through its nationally recognized Strengthening Neighborhoods program. Moreover, it supports the impact of the nonprofit sector by launching and supporting large scale initiatives and building the strength of nonprofits through technical assistance and leadership development supports.


§  Denver, Colorado

Position Overview

The Position:

The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Denver Foundation reports to the Board of Trustees and is accountable for leading the organization in pursuit of its mission, including executive leadership of the Foundation, its grantmaking, investments and initiatives, stewardship of its current and future donors, and ensuring its financial health and sustainability. The CEO works closely with the Board and The Denver Foundation’s diverse and talented team of 52 staff members to achieve the goals and objectives of the Foundation.

Priorities of the position include but are not limited to:

§  Updating and implementing the core vision to inspire staff, board, donors, and the community, including development of a new strategic plan.

§  Convening and collaborating with all community constituents to achieve impactful solutions to problems facing the most vulnerable in the Metro Denver region.

§  Continuing a strong focus on diversity, inclusiveness, and racial equity within the Foundation, and in the community while bringing new voices to the table.

§  Diversifying and growing the donor base, working closely with current donors and growing unrestricted assets.

§  Identifying business and financial models geared toward sustainability in the context of a competitive and evolving community foundation landscape.

§  Ensuring infrastructure, technology, processes and systems are scalable and can keep pace with rapid growth in a changing environment.

As The Denver Foundation approaches its 100th Anniversary, with plans to move into its own building, this is an outstanding opportunity for a strategic and visionary leader to serve a community experiencing explosive growth and fast changing demographics. The incoming CEO will be a fully invested and an active participant in the Metro Denver community, helping to highlight and address its most pressing problems while working in collaboration with various community stakeholders to be catalysts for the common good.


Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership & Board Relations

§  Forge a powerful vision for the Foundation that inspires and unites staff, Board, donors and the community, positioning it to continue as an invaluable community resource.

§  Lead the organization in a new strategic planning process, leverage current successes and identify new and innovative ways of creating change and investing in creative solutions that have positive impact in the community.

§  Ensure sustainability and continued relevance of the Foundation; identify forward-thinking business and financial models that respond to the changing and competitive community foundation landscape and the needs of a growing and changing demographic in the Metro Denver area.

§  Support and facilitate the Board’s work in exercising their governance responsibilities through collaboration, communication and education regarding local issues and innovative trends in philanthropy.

Fundraising & Donor Relations

§  Grow the culture of giving in the Metro Denver area by diversifying and expanding the donor base and engaging and educating a new generation of donors; work with the existing Foundation donor base in new ways identifying unique resources, ideas and aspirations.

§  Build assets, while leveraging the community endowment, to support projects in the community and make the Foundation an even more effective engine for community change.

§  Support the Philanthropic Services Group and the Finance & Administration team in providing high quality donor services including accurate and timely fund statements, grantmaking services including financial management, grantmaking services, issue briefings and other programs and events, and opportunities for collaboration between donors.

§  Participate in fundraising strategy development for all types of gifts and donors.

Community Leadership & Engagement

§  Promote the Foundation’s visibility and serve as a leading voice for philanthropy in the Metro Denver region and beyond.

§  Cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with other locally based foundations to create a vibrant community for all Metro Denver residents.

§  Build effective coalitions with donors, advisors, nonprofits, grassroots organizers, policy makers, the business community and government to achieve common goals and share investment and best practices.

§  Actively participate in the community; understands the changing demographics and racial dynamics of the Metro Denver community.

§  Champion the various aspects of the Foundation including investments, donors, and nonprofit grantees which work to improve our communities.

§  Engage in clear and effective communications and support consistent branding of the Foundation to raise its profile and reach new audiences.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equity

§  Lead work in the area of racial equity and inclusion; create a pathway forward rooted in the Foundation’s historic leadership of community-centered work.

§  Engender a culture of continuous learning, listening, and input about effective methodologies to support inclusiveness and belonging, modeling these values inside and outside the Foundation.

§  Support inclusion and racial equity in both philanthropic strategies and in commitment to community programs that lift up and empower all Metro Denver citizens.

§  Commitment to constituent and community leadership as a core value for nonprofits and the Foundation.

§  Serve as a constructive voice at the center of key conversations about racial equity and social justice in Metro Denver.


Organizational & Internal Leadership

§  Champion an inclusive and racially equitable workplace that values employee development and contribution, facilitates cross-functional cooperation and teamwork, supports constructive resolution of conflicts, and is steadfastly dedicated to serving donors and the community broadly.

§  Promote a results-oriented and “coaching” culture that values strong links between individual and team performance and overall organizational performance measures.

§  Ensure the organizational structure, systems and business processes support the strategic imperatives and growth of the Foundation and enable staff to do their best work.

§  Align and empower the Foundation to handle change and drive new models and ways of working together.

The Leader:

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of senior executive management.
  • Executive and strategic leadership experience in a community foundation, other grantmaking foundation, or large/complex nonprofits; private sector candidates should be service-oriented and have experience sitting on boards and volunteering in their communities.
  • Track record of providing strategic and visionary leadership at a large complex organization that inspires new ways of doing business that bring about positive change.
  • Experienced fundraiser with a track record of building innovative and lasting partnerships and growing diverse donor bases from a variety of sources.
  • Familiarity with the latest thinking on community foundation structure, purpose, financial model, and trends.
  • Experience in, or deep understanding of, investment management and complex financial administration.
  • Experience working in a community setting and responsive to community needs.
  • Commitment to and experience working with organizations prioritizing racial equity work.

Personal Attributes:

  • Passion for and commitment to innovative community philanthropy.
  • Champions a racial equity lens at all levels of the organization and in the community.
  • Experienced community leader comfortable operating in diverse settings.
  • Ability to unite and align stakeholders and promote positive change.
  • Exceptional bridge builder; understands the power of collective impact.
  • Shared leadership style; motivate, develop and build all teams across the Foundation.
  • Effective spokesperson for the Foundation; a public presence and approachable.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen, learn, and collaborate with all constituents.
  • Change agent; comfortable with change and complexity.
  • Demonstrated business acumen.
  • Strong value system and work ethic; authentic and leads by example.
  • Knowledge of the Metro Denver region is highly desirable.



§  A graduate degree in administration or business administration, graduate degree, or other post-graduate work is preferred.

§  Relevant work experience may be substituted for undergraduate and graduate degrees.


Physical Demands of the Job:

§  Daily communication via phone.

§  Frequent extended hours in front of a computer screen with or without accommodations.

§  Regular group and public speaking.

§  Occasional activities occurring outdoors.

The Denver Foundation’s Anti-Discrimination Policy:

The Denver Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

The Denver Foundation practices and champions inclusiveness in our community. We honor the diverse strengths, needs, voices, and backgrounds of all members of our community. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.


The Denver Foundation offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience coupled with an attractive, comprehensive benefits package.

How To Apply

If you or someone in your network is interested in exploring this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Janet Albert – Partner, Bridge Partners

Durham, North Carolina

Director of Development and Communications, Durham Arts Council
The Organization

Organization Overview:

The Durham Arts Council (DAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and leading local arts agency in North Carolina dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the entire Triangle Region. For 65 years DAC has served the community as a catalyst in the cultural development of Durham – it leads, inspires, and promotes excellence in and access to the creation, experience and active support of the arts for all the people of our community.  We do this through:

• Serving the Public: Providing and supporting arts programs, classes, exhibits, festivals, arts integration programs in schools, and arts events for residents, students and visitors of all ages.

• Serving the Arts & Cultural Community:  Providing facility space, grant support, employment, exhibition, sales and performance opportunities, training, advocacy and information services for artists and arts and cultural organizations.

• Leading Arts and Cultural Planning, Advocacy and Creative Placemaking: Providing arts and creative economy research, arts advocacy, and development of the SmART Initiative downtown arts corridor.

Each year DAC serves over 400,000 visitors and program participants, over 2,000 artists, and more than 300 arts and cultural organizations through its services.  DAC’s service to the community has grown substantially in the last ten years with 153% increase in number of people served through existing and new programs.  DAC seeks to grow support for its mission and current programs and develop support for new initiatives in a rapidly growing arts and cultural scene in Durham.

Our home is the Durham Arts Council Building, a city owned, multi-purpose community arts center in downtown Durham, North Carolina and our signature event, CenterFest, is Durham’s annual street arts festival.
The Durham Arts Council 2018/2019 operating budget is $3 million with approximately 50% from earned revenue and 50% contributed.  DAC is governed by an active Board of Trustees and managed by 10 full-time professional staff members plus part-time staff and contracted service providers.

Durham Arts Council is in downtown Durham, a vibrant, diverse and fast-growing city of approximately 250,000.  Durham is part of the larger Research Triangle region of North Carolina, with a metro population of well over 1,200,000. The area is a center for education, research, health care and technology industries that require a strong cultural, educational and entertainment base to attract qualified employees. A recent 2018 national study cites Durham as #7 in U.S. mid-size cities for arts vibrancy.

Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development and Communications is a senior level position that is responsible for planning, developing, managing, implementing, and growing a comprehensive fundraising and marketing effort to support the Durham Arts Council. Development strategies include building relationships and increasing funds from all areas of contributed revenue including: government support, foundation grants, corporate and individual giving, major gifts, planned giving, special events, sponsorships and in-kind support.  Communications includes guiding and driving institutional marketing and public relations with ever-growing diverse audiences, constituents and supporters, ensuring that DAC’s mission and value is clear and embraced in the community. In addition, this person will represent DAC as an engaged member of the community and serve on the organization’s leadership team.

We encourage you to apply if you have a demonstrated ability to:

• Develop and implement both traditional and creative fundraising, and marketing strategies to advance the organization’s resource development efforts and profile in the community.

• Identify, cultivate, engage and steward existing and new donors to grow support for the mission.

• Ability to ask and close major gifts of $5,000+.

• Build and maintain positive relationships internally and externally.

• Work independently and collaboratively as a team with high degree of accountability.

• Write copy and develop inspiring and engaging communications materials across all written modes and online platforms.

• Communicate effectively via public speaking and interpersonal communication.

• Ability to motivate and train others – donors, staff and volunteers.

• Develop and ensure a well-organized, effective development office, fundraising systems and record keeping.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Fundraising and Special Events:

• Works with CEO to lead and evaluate all fundraising activities through a comprehensive development plan to ensure the achievement of annual contributed revenue goals of $1.3-$1.5 million annually. Current support is comprised of donations, sponsorships and in-kind support from the City of Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, foundations, local and national corporations, endowments, and individuals.

• Initiates and personally participates in 6-8 face-to-face cultivation or donation solicitation meetings with prospective or current donors per month, involving Executive Director and Board members as needed.

• Writes inspiring copy and oversees design, print production and mailing of all collateral and communications for fundraising solicitations, special events, annual reports, special invitations and donor correspondence.

• Researches prospects, writes grant applications and coordinates grant writing and grant reporting with other DAC divisions for donations, sponsorships and grants, both cash and in-kind.

• Ensures effective stewardship of donors and grantors meeting all deadlines and reporting requirements.

• Develops and oversees fundraising events. Current events include Dinners a l’Art and may include the production of a black-tie gala for major commemorative anniversaries.

• Oversees the effective management and organization of DAC development and marketing files and databases.

• Fosters a positive understanding of philanthropy within organization.

Public Relations and Marketing:

• Oversees design and print production of DAC marketing materials and advertising. Assists other departments in achieving consistent branding and “DAC voice.”

• Creates and maintains a public relations and communications plan to keep major audiences, supporters, and the media aware of DAC programs, services and roles in the community – including annual report, news releases, media placement, advertising, publications, social media and web-site.  (various departments help prepare releases, ads, catalogs, newsletter, social media and web content)

• Responsible for creating public relations and marketing plan for major DAC events and festivals and coordinates and supports DAC staff, contractors and/or agencies in plan implementation.

• In conjunction with the Development and Marketing Associate and other departments, oversees the weekly Enewsletter and social media.

• Seeks and implements opportunities to make presentations and share information about DAC at community events, forums, meetings. Utilizes other DAC staff as appropriate.

Supervision and Administration:

• Supervises a full time Development and Marketing Associate, periodic contractors, volunteers, and interns.

• Trains and develops proficiency in fundraising software Bloomerang.

• Prepares division reports of activity and accomplishments.

• Develops and administers the annual division budget, workplan, and cash flow projections.

Institutional Leadership, Interaction, and Planning:

• Attends Board of Trustee meetings and leads the active engagement of the Development Committee.

• Participates in senior management meetings and staff meetings and provides input for institutional decisions.

• Develops knowledge of and interaction with diverse audiences, communities, and clients, identifying and communicating needs to senior management and Executive Director.

• Represents DAC on select community committees, groups, task forces, boards, and/or panels.

Professional Development:

• Attends professional meetings and networking opportunities as appropriate to build contacts with arts, business, and fundraising community, and other professional colleagues, including Association of Fundraising Professionals, Americans for the Arts, NC Center for Nonprofits, AFTA United Arts Fund, Chamber of Commerce and others.

• Works to continually build knowledge and awareness of fundraising and communication best practices; researches and utilizes this data to improve and promote DAC.

Education and Certifications:

B.A. or B.S. college degree required.  Master’s degree or CFRE preferred.


Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible fund development and marketing experience.  Proven track record of planning, directing, managing and implementing a comparable successful major non-profit fundraising, special events, and marketing program is required.  Arts background and related arts fundraising experience helpful.  Clear record of effectiveness in planning, supervision and management of staff and volunteers, and cultivation and stewardship of donors.  Proficient in Microsoft Office, and a general understanding and prior use of a donor database system.  Candidate must demonstrate ability to communicate with and engage with a diverse community of supporters and participants.

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience.  DAC offers an excellent benefits package for full time employees that includes paid holidays, vacation, sick time and personal time, health, long and short-term disability, dental, and life insurances and a retirement Simple IRA plan with 3% match.

DAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The provisions of this job description are based upon and are to be compatible with existing legislation, by-laws, goals and objectives, and personnel policies governing Durham Arts Council, Inc.  Durham Arts Council serves a diverse community, and highly values a diverse staff and board.

How To Apply

To apply: Visit . If you have trouble uploading your resume, please email  No phone calls please.

Freeport, Maine

Executive Director, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
The Organization

The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation supports work in Maine to improve the well-being of people, animals and the environment while fostering relationships that strive for social equity and community resilience.

Position Overview


The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation (EBSF or the Foundation) is a private foundation with a long-term commitment to improving the well-being of people, animals, and the environment of Maine.  The Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that promote healthy and whole lives for all people, protect and enhance land and water quality and productivity, ensure the humane treatment of animals, and stimulate long-term development while building local opportunity. The Foundation also invests in community engagement that builds social equity and strengthens participation for collective benefit.  Looking to the future, the Foundation’s leadership is assessing Maine’s unique assets and challenges and charting a bold way forward in service of its mission to empower communities, foster innovation, and model effective investment for sustainable change.  Following a period of growth and organizational development and building on a legacy of philanthropy and innovation, the Foundation now seeks applications and nominations for its next Executive Director (ED).  The new ED will be a visionary leader, strategist, and partner to the Board and staff in the achievement of EBSF’s vision of integrated, equity-driven philanthropy and full mission alignment of operations, systems, and culture.

Since 2011, EBSF has awarded over $66 million in grants to support communities and organizations working to empower, advance and protect Maine’s most crucial resources – people and communities, land and water, and a complex, diverse social fabric of traditions and valued connections. EBSF has expanded its approaches beyond grantmaking to incorporate investment practices that are mission-aligned. With a firm commitment to being guided by and grounded in its values, the Foundation now seeks to grow its impact and contribute to the collective knowledge of integrated, community-embedded philanthropy.

Reporting to and partnering closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will join a deeply committed and talented staff to realize EBSF’s mission and to guide and manage its operations, culture, and external partnerships in alignment with the Foundation’s values. The ED will be a passionate team-builder and gifted developer of systems that promote collaboration, communication, and organizational effectiveness.  The ED will develop strong relationships with the Board of Directors in support of their oversight of program strategy and impact and will support a culture of mutual learning and transparency that deepens capacity for effective engagement and governance. As chief ambassador and spokesperson for the Foundation, the ED will bring keen instincts for strategic use of the Foundation’s voice to elevate community partners and effectively engage stakeholders with humility and for mutual benefit. S/he/they will actively contribute to the field of philanthropy, sharing learning as a leader and innovator.

The successful candidate will be a seasoned leader and organizational strategist with a proven track record of conceiving and implementing innovative ideas and approaches to effecting community change at the local and systemic levels.  An inclusive leadership style, outstanding organizational management skills, and experience building and supporting high-functioning teams are essential.  A natural convener and relationship builder, s/he/they will bring a demonstrated commitment to deepening the Foundation’s collective understanding of the structural drivers of inequity and their impact on Maine’s communities.

This search is conducted with support from Allison Kupfer Poteet and Melinda Hull of NPAG. Please see the application instructions at the end of this document.


Elmina B. Sewall learned early in life about the importance of philanthropy.  When she was a young girl, her father gave her two piggy banks for her weekly allowance: one for her spending money and the other for charity. This early lesson in giving and sharing made a lasting impression and influenced Mrs. Sewall’s attitudes toward giving back to community and making a difference to society.   Spending time on her grandfather’s farm imbued her with a lifelong love of animals and open spaces, two important influences on her future philanthropy.

Mrs. Sewall moved to Maine in 1949 and settled along the Mousam River in Kennebunk. She founded the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk in 1967 and, in 1976, she deeded her estate property to the Rachel Carson Wildlife Preserve.   Throughout her life, Mrs. Sewall earned the respect and love of community members who recognized her quiet demeanor, business savvy, sense of humor, and genuine humility.  She was a committed volunteer to organizations she valued and dedicated her financial resources toward philanthropic support of companion animals and wildlife, institutions advancing human well-being, and organizations promoting Maine’s cultural heritage.  In her later years, Mrs. Sewall made significant contributions to land conservation projects to protect land in the North Woods and along the coast.

Established by Mrs. Sewall in 1983, the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has a legacy of grantmaking initially focused on animal welfare, environmental protection, and land conservation in Maine.  While retaining its commitment to animal welfare, in 2011, the Foundation began to shift toward a more integrated approach to addressing human and environmental well-being and later established the Healthy People Healthy Places (HPHP) initiative. HPHP now comprises the majority of the Foundation’s annual grantmaking. From its launch in 2015 to 2017, the Foundation made 329 HPHP grants to more than 200 organizations working in Maine, totaling almost $22 million.  HPHP is based on the observation that as the connections between people and their environment are strengthened, both become healthier and more vibrant.  Further, HPHP is premised on the belief that positive and equitable relationships between people across socioeconomic and cultural boundaries bridge differences, reduce inequities, and contribute to community health and resilience.

HPHP has focused on five broad, interrelated strategies that are intended to enhance individual, community and environmental health, resiliency and vibrancy:

Support the Well-Being of People – supports all people to lead healthy and whole lives

Support Healthy Land and Water – protects or enhances land and water quality and productivity

Develop Thriving Local Economies – promotes long-term development while building local opportunity

Invest in Community Engagement and Social Equity – builds community, strengthens relationships, and enhances civic participation

Build Resilient Communities – builds the capacity of all communities to adapt and thrive

The Foundation’s historical and ongoing commitment to equity is clearly demonstrated through its humane approach to the well-being of humans, animals, and the environment; support of systems that work and working to change systems that do not; nurturing new ways of thinking and working; and supporting individuals and empowering communities. In pursuit of these commitments, and with equity as a core driver, the HPHP initiative has made grants in the following program areas:

Integration of Environment and Human Well-Being grants support work that uses deliberate, unified approaches to benefit both Maine’s natural environment and people.

Improving Systems for Meeting Basic Needs grants focus on removing barriers and advancing change in systems and policies so that people in Maine can meet their most basic needs.

In 2017 the Foundation undertook an assessment of the HPHP grantmaking by reviewing data, talking to grantee partners, and examining program goals and outcomes.  That assessment brought to light several challenges that are now being addressed. These challenges include: high decline rates, dispersed impact, and limited capacity to engage meaningfully with communities.  Efforts are underway to further align grant- related activities with the Foundation’s values and to bring together all elements of the HPHP program to support the interconnection of human and environmental well-being.  With sensitivity to the potential impacts that shifts in funding programs may have for its non-profit partners, the Foundation is continuing to make grants by invitation only during this refinement process and expects to launch a refined HPHP program in November 2019.


A full listing of grants made by the Foundation in all program areas can be found on the Sewall Foundation website at:

Opportunities and Challenges Facing the New EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The next Executive Director joins EBSF at a time that is rich with opportunity, enjoying the support of an enormously talented and engaged staff and Board as the Foundation moves through a period of reflection that is inspiring a refined strategy and vision for increased impact.  The ED can expect immediate engagement with the following challenges and opportunities:

Provide visionary and strategic leadership to ensure coordination, clarity, and consistency across the foundation in alignment with its mission and values

·       Support creation of a clear plan to enhance EBSF’s positive impact on the well-being of Maine’s communities and environment with fidelity to the founder’s legacy.

·       Promote a community-informed grantmaking strategy and programmatic agenda that reflects the Foundation’s values of supporting communities and individuals, promoting systems change, and fostering innovative thinking.

·       Champion an effective, highly responsive, transparent, and equitable grantmaking process.

·       Innovate Maine-based mission-aligned investment opportunities.

Promote team structure, systems, and culture that reflect and enable excellence, collaboration, respect, and innovation.

·       Serve as a mentor and coach and build a culture in which team members feel valued, have opportunities for continued growth and learning, and are recognized for the unique contributions, perspectives, and commitment they bring to the work.

·       Bring rigorous thinking and experience with budgeting, administrative systems, use of technology and other resources to promote productivity and excellence across functions.

·       Review current internal organizational needs and opportunities and help build capacity for programmatic priorities. Develop an organizational design that ensures effective lines of supervision and ensures that workflow is well-managed throughout grantmaking cycles.

·        Articulate and implement EBSF’s vision through practices and policies that are aligned and supportive of the organization’s mission and values.

Facilitate ongoing conversations, reflections, and organizational steps toward greater clarity and measurable action toward equality.

·       Bring a courageous, respectful, and informed approach to participate thoughtfully and actively, and, at times, lead ongoing conversations around equity with the Board and staff.

·       In partnership with communities, cultivate efforts to align the Foundation’s processes and resources toward the goal of creating equitable opportunities for healthy living.

·       Guide the iterative transformation of processes and approaches to grantmaking and mission-aligned investments to advance equity and translate understanding into action.

Represent the Foundation to external constituencies and participate in strategic and policy discussions with partner organizations.

·       Foster relationships between the Foundation and community leaders, advocacy organizations, nonprofit organizational partners and others.

·       Represent EBSF to the public, the media, policy makers, public officials, and other key stakeholders, proactively engaging with communities to benefit Maine people and places.

Support the development and ongoing excellence of Board communication and partnership to facilitate governance.

·       Build a strong partnership with the Board of Directors, engaging with Board members as critical thought partners and key advisors.

·       Effectively leverage the Board members’ diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences in the advancement of the Foundation’s strategy and programmatic efforts.

·       Nurture Board activities and operations that promote good governance principles and ensure sustainable and effective functioning.


While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:

·       Demonstrated passion for and commitment to the Foundation’s mission and a track record of successfully engaging communities and partners to effect change and address inequities and obstacles to equitable systems. A natural innovator with the ability to inspire, motivate, generate new ideas and actualize change programmatically and operationally;

·       Significant work experience and credibility as a leader and expert in an area relevant to the Foundation’s mission. Strong administrative and management skills, with experience supporting the development of staff and board activities and processes that foster collaboration, innovation, effective governance, and professional growth.  Broad knowledge of innovative philanthropic practices is strongly desired;

·       Deep knowledge of equity and a commitment to strengthening the Foundation’s collective understanding of issues related to the drivers of structural and systemic inequity. Capacity to lead these conversations with credibility at the board and staff level, as well as in community, and promote learning and reflection with trust and courage;

·       Experience as an effective Board liaison fostering thoughtful, effective relationships and dialogue across the organization; demonstrated ability to refine and operationalize effective governance and shared leadership strategies, clarify roles, and articulate priorities and fiduciary responsibilities; ability to engage and leverage the Board’s diverse knowledge and expertise to enhance the Foundation’s work;

·       A vision for innovation, effectiveness, and excellence in grantmaking; affinity for and experience with developing evaluation strategies and promoting a culture of rigor around data collection and use and continuous learning;

·       Experience and savvy with communications and the ability to effectively disseminate stories and lessons learned on the impact of programs, investments, and initiatives.   Exemplifies respect, clarity, and openness in all communications internally and externally;

·       Experience with and genuine enthusiasm for mentorship and staff development; ability to instill teams with a sense of shared commitment and purpose; demonstrated commitment to responsive, accountable leadership and the ability to inculcate those values into the team;

·       Current knowledge of trends, movements, and developing policy to inform emerging changemaking opportunities;

·       Sense of humor and an interpersonal style that invites engagement and dialogue, builds trust, connection, and investment in the work. Excellent listening skills and an ability to translate complex ideas into accessible stories; and

·       A personal commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture that places a high value on equity.

How To Apply


This search is being conducted with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet and Melinda Hull of the national search firm NPAG. More information about the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation may be found at:

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: Because of the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team is an essential component of

Elmina B. Sewall Foundation’s commitment to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.



Houston, TX

Donor & Foundation Relations Coordinator, ACLU of Texas
The Organization

ACLU of Texas– The Donor & Foundation Relations Coordinator reports to the Development Operations Manager and writes and creates grant reports and proposals for major funders, in addition to developing content and activities for informing, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting current and potential donors. The role includes management and coordination of grant calendars and annual outreach initiatives.
The Donor & Foundation Relations Coordinator is expected to participate in the Development team as a cooperative, positive team player; develop a solid understanding of ACLU’s structure, programs, office protocols, and equipment; and help maintain a respectful, welcoming, and professional office environment.

Position Overview

Writing and Content Development – 50% 
Create and develop written content for use in grant proposals and reports, mailings, printed pieces, and digital media. Work closely with departments across the organization to ensure timely and accurate representation of the ACLU’s work in Texas and nationwide. Provide high-quality and proactive content for use by ACLU of Texas leadership and out-the-door fundraisers to communicate with donors and potential supporters. Identify and seek out opportunities for creating and sharing new content. Work with the Development Operations Manager to prepare progress reports for the Board of Directors.

Grant Management – 25%
With the Development Operations Manager, ensure timely management and submission of grant reports and proposals to foundations and other major funders, following guidelines and meeting deadlines. Prepare and submit grant reports and proposals to funders after establishing proper review and approval by relevant ACLU personnel. Collaborate with the Finance department to properly capture grant spending in selected reports. Coordinate and attend meetings with foundation program officers and foundation staff as needed. Document and record interactions with funders in the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system.

Strategic Planning and Project Implementation – 25%
Identify, devise, and implement communications strategies for cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospective donors, including personalized outreach to selected donors. Work in collaboration with the Development and Communications teams to help design and implement donor stewardship and communications plans, pieces, and activities. In collaboration with the Development Director and Development Operations Manager, establish processes and strategies for effective internal communication, planning, and reporting for the grant-management process. Seek out and identify new Foundation prospects for submitting proposals to fund work in the ACLU of Texas strategic plan.

How To Apply

Electronic applications in MS Word preferred. Submit a letter of interest mentioning where you saw this posting, along with a résumé and the ACLU of Texas application to:
or mail: ACLU of Texas
Attn: Donor & Foundation Relations Coordinator
PO Box 8306, Houston, TX 77288-8306

Los Altos, CA

Program Operations Manager, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Organization

The Organization

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation that is guided by the business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. Their approach to business and community participation has guided the Foundation’s philanthropy for more than 50 years. Today, their children and grandchildren continue to help guide the work of the Foundation with David and Lucile Packard’s enduring core values: integrity, respect for all people, belief in individual leadership, commitment to effectiveness, and the capacity to think big. Our Foundation’s goals and how we work reflects our organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). We aim to create a workplace culture and pursue policies and practices that demonstrate how we value DEI.

Our Foundation makes grants at the local, state, national, and international levels, supporting innovative nonprofits to create meaningful impact across the globe. We continue to work on the issues our founders cared about most:  improving the lives of children; enabling the creative pursuit of science; advancing reproductive health; conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems; and supporting and strengthening our local communities. For 2019, we expect to award more than $350 million in grants.

Position Overview

The Opportunity

The Foundation’s Conservation and Science Program is seeking a skilled and committed Program Operations Manager to lead the development, management, and implementation of all administrative operations of the C&S Program. The POM will help to lead a C&S team of 24 staff working to protect the ocean, solve climate change, conserve western lands, and support basic scientific research.

Reporting to the C&S Program Director, you will serve as a member of the three-person C&S leadership team, partnering on decisions, priorities, plans, and problem solving with the Program Director and Deputy Director. You will help to ensure integration and synergy across C&S operations and programmatic priorities and implementation, ensuring consistently high quality and timely deliverables with the highest level of customer service in a dynamic grantmaking and operational context. You will also serve as a member of the Foundation’s Management Team and join a cohort of POMs working in the Foundation’s program areas.

In this role, you will manage and support the professional development of a 10-person operations and administrative staff, including hiring, evaluating, coaching, developing, and mentoring staff. You will oversee the development and refinement of systems, processes, and operational deliverables, as needed, so that work is completed in an effective and efficient manner. With your technical and systems skills, you will design and help to facilitate internal processes to facilitate learning, ensure team cohesion and coordination, obtain staff input into decisions, and solve problems. You will be a key point of contact with the Foundation’s legal, finance and administration, human resources, information technology, workplace services, and facilities departments. To support and maintain philanthropic best practices, you will have the opportunity to develop a network within philanthropy and across the Foundation’s operations to learn and apply best practices within C&S and the Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

·       Oversee program operations for operational effectiveness, efficiency, and alignment with program goals and the Foundation’s policies and practices

·       Contribute to, develop, and oversee operational infrastructure, systems, and processes that ensure effective grantmaking processes

·       Serve as a problem solver and thought partner to the C&S Director and Deputy Director in the context of a dynamic grantmaking and operational landscape with the goal of achieving program and operational integration and synergy

·       Represent the needs of the operations and administrative team within C&S and the Foundation, while managing the team to meet the program’s mission as well as its strategic and operational goals

Individual and Team Management

·       Hire, manage, coach, and develop members of the operations and administrative team, consistent with the Foundation values and policies

·       Design and facilitate staff meetings and internal processes including our annual strategic reviews, goal setting, and learning sessions

·       Work closely with program officers and members of the administrative team to ensure effective working relationships

·       Work closely with the C&S Director and Deputy Director to facilitate effective arrangements for placing Program Research Analysts within C&S

Administrative and Financial Leadership

·       Oversee the design and implementation of the processes for annual strategic planning, team goal-setting, preparation for C&S Board sessions, and program-wide meetings including team meetings and retreats

·       Oversee the ongoing processing of grants, ensuring that grants are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with Foundation policies and procedures

·       Oversee the operating and grants budgets, track spending, create financial models for various grantmaking scenarios, reconcile grant awards to grant payments, and manage overall financial performance for C&S

·       Oversee the administration of contracts with consultants and vendors

·       Administratively self-sufficient

·       Engage in Foundation-wide operations projects

Ideal Candidate

The Foundation seeks an individual with a passion for, and proven effectiveness as, a team leader and manager and a demonstrated ability to manage, coach, and support skills development for their staff. This position requires someone who can consistently maintain a positive attitude and strong working relationships and who is able to work well with a diversity of colleagues with varied personalities and work styles.

As an ideal candidate, you will bring a track record of creating, managing, and adapting operational structures and systems for maximum performance in a dynamic operational and/or grantmaking context. You will have significant experience in the design and facilitation of meetings and in the design of effective internal processes to achieve team objectives. You will have impeccable integrity and trustworthiness, with an ability to handle sensitive information effectively and confidentially. You will meet deadlines and handle pressure with poise and respond with grace and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment. You will demonstrate professional and emotional maturity with a good sense of humor. You are someone with a high level of emotional intelligence and the ability to be versatile and diplomatic.

Inherent in all aspects of the Foundation is a commitment to creating an inclusive culture that values all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. You are personally devoted to growing your own cultural competence and will actively participate in the Foundation’s work to integrate justice and equity into all facets of our work.


Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and a minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in a people management role. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and develop team members in alignment with organization values, mission, and goals.

Candidates should possess exceptional communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and inspire teams. Impeccable integrity and ethics, along with a diplomatic approach to problem solving are critical.

Experience in the nonprofit sector, experience in grantmaking processes and familiarity with best practices, either through a foundation or grantee perspective, is desirable but not required.

Benefits and Compensation

The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with related work experience and education. The position is located in downtown Los Altos, CA. It is full-time and exempt.

How To Apply

To Be Considered

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing our work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location.

Please send an email referring to job number 19-04-3700R in the subject line along with a resume and targeted one-page cover letter explaining your interest and how your skills and work experience fit the position to

Minneapolis, MN

Program Administrator, McKnight Foundation
The Organization

The McKnight Foundation, 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.

Designated a Great Place to Work® for its high-trust, high-performance workplace culture, McKnight notes that 100% of its employees said they were proud to work here. Employees love our mission and the chance to take on meaningful, creative work alongside caring, talented colleagues in a beautiful location with great benefits. In addition, McKnight has been recognized as one of the nation’s best workplaces for women and best small workplaces.

Position Overview

Position Purpose

The program administrator will provide shared program and administrative support to the Vice President of Programs and the Director of Learning.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

Provide individual administrative support to the VP of Programs.

  • Assist VP with budget management and tracking.
  • Coordinate creation and production of materials for board meetings.
  • Process and track consulting contracts.
  • Coordinate and craft meeting agendas for meetings initiated by the VP.
  • Manage space requests from groups requiring VP’s participation.
  • Manage and track the VP’s budget.

Provide individual administrative support to the Director of Learning.

  • Support engagement and follow up of learning projects throughout the year. Organize and distill information we may need in partnership with grants management to advance learning.
  • Support the development of ‘systems’ of learning, capturing, distilling, applying learning internally and externally.
  • Support communications from the Director and more broadly from organizational learning projects.

Provide common program and administrative support to the VP of Programs and Director of Learning.

  • Process initial inquiries, grant proposals, grant payment letters and grant agreements as needed.
  • Track and provide due diligence on grant requirements.
  • Maintain calendars and manage appointments, including scheduling for internal/ external meetings and convening’s with community members or grantees.
  • Schedule, attend and coordinate agendas for meetings.
  • Prepare correspondence, emails, meeting materials as needed.
  • Manage meeting space requests from grantee organizations, coordinate logistical support or directly provide support as needed.
  • Assist with travel arrangements and registration for meetings and conferences.
  • Assist with expense reports and visa bill reconciliations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to prepare and/or edit written summaries and analysis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively interpersonally and in a group setting.
  • Skill with computer programs including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience using Blackbaud Grantmaking and SharePoint is preferred, but not necessary.
  • Ability to handle heavy workload and meet deadlines.
  • Skill with organization and prioritization of workload.
  • Ability to work autonomously and without a lot of direction.

Required Education and Experience

In addition to the above knowledge, skills, and abilities, the ideal candidate for this position will also possess a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years related full time professional administrative work experience or a combination of equivalent experience and training. Additionally, preferred candidates will have at least two years’ experience providing administrative support to a senior level, board or board committees. Experience in a foundation, non-profit, or governmental field desirable.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in an office work environment.
  • Regular operation of normal office machines (computer and copier) is required.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends are required.

How To Apply

This position closes on March 18, 2019. Apply now.

Salary Range: $28.00-$29.00/hour based on a 37.5 hour week

Mundelein, IL

Vice President of Development, University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary
The Organization

The University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary prepares priests to serve in parishes and help society on their journey with the Lord. As the major seminary and graduate school of theology for the Archdiocese of Chicago, over 200 seminarians study in Mundelein, Illinois. While many become priests and serve in the Archdiocese of Chicago, others bring their training back to one of 34 dioceses in the United States and abroad.  Mundelein Seminary is the largest priesthood preparation program in the United States, and has graduated over 4000 students since 1926.

Position Overview

KEES has been exclusively retained by University of Saint Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary in its search for a new Vice President of Development.

University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary seeks a highly motivated and accomplished senior development and marketing professional to lead the institution as its next Vice President of Development. The ideal candidate will have a proven, measurable history of success securing major gifts from individuals and foundations, executing strong annual and planned giving programs, implementing effective marketing strategies and successfully executing a major campaign initiative. They will be flexible and adaptable with the ability to motivate, lead and mentor both staff and colleagues. With a deep appreciation for the Catholic faith and community, the ideal individual will bring a passion for and ability to articulate the mission of the University.

University of Saint of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.
Specific Requirements Include:

  • A minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in major gift-level fundraising and leadership.
  • Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of volunteers, donors, clergy, board members and other stakeholders.
  • Track record closing five, six and seven-figure gifts.
  • Strong analytic and strategic-thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to create, implement and monitor complex plans, and translate those plans into goals and concrete strategies.
  • Proven success in building strong and productive work teams with a focus on mentoring and nurturing staff development.
  • Career track record that shows stability with an organization and capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in overall success.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree and/or CFRE certification preferred.
  • Experience in a Catholic fundraising organization is highly preferred.

How To Apply


To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President/CEO, and Sue Bultman, Senior Consultant, of KEES. Questions may be addressed to Sue Bultman at

KEES is a retained executive search and nonprofit consulting firm that builds transformative teams and leaders. For more information, please visit

New York, New York

Program Coordinator, ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities
The Organization

ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the all-volunteer organization was credited with many of philanthropy’s early gains in diversity. It since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab-fee) to better reflect its broadening membership.

Position Overview

The Program Coordinator reports to the Manager, Racial Equity Grantmaking Program (REGP) at ABFE. The Program Coordinator duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Supporting ABFE programs to assist institutions to incorporate racial equity analyses and tools into their grantmaking practices through offering training opportunities and more extensive consultations for ABFE racial equity clients. • Providing administrative and logistical support to the Racial Equity Grantmaking Program Manager, clients, training facilitators and other relevant partners. • Communicating with potential clients. • Analyzing data and presenting periodic reports on the impact of racial equity trainings. • Managing the scheduling and facilitation of external and internal meetings. • Performing other related duties as assigned by the REGP Manager, and the Vice President of Programs at ABFE.

Education and Experience Requirements: Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for ABFE’s mission are key to success in this role. • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent educational experience is required; graduate-level experience preferred. • 2-3 years of program administration and demonstrated experience with data analysis. • Demonstrated experience of analyzing data on program impact or of similar nature. • Moderate to advanced knowledge of various social media platforms and applied skills. • Familiarity with database creation and data analysis; • Excellent writing, typing, oral communication, and research skills; fluent command of the English language required; second language fluency is valued. • Ability to prepare presentation materials and interact with senior-level executives. • Strong project coordination skills resulting in efficient, timely and accurate delivery. • Possess a track record of success managing multiple projects.
How To Apply

Individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and native language backgrounds are encouraged to apply. You can learn more about ABFE at

Contact: ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities   42 Broadway, 20th Floor   New York, NY 10004   (646) 392-9877   Attn: Anthony Simmons – Manager, Racial Equity Grantmaking Program

Interested parties please email ABFE at with: 1) a cover letter of interest and 2) a resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV). Please use the subject line: Program Coordinator Position.

New York, NY

Program Assistant, Racial Justice, Trinity Wall Street
The Organization

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Program Assistant provides administrative and programming support to the Racial Justice team. The team includes a Managing Director, Program Director, and Program Officer. Trinity has made a commitment to racial justice as a pressing priority and uses grants, programs, advocacy, convenings, and its communications platforms to advance racial justice in New York City, the Episcopal Church, and beyond. Trinity currently focuses this work on efforts to decrease detention, deportation, and mass incarceration; advancing policy change to end criminalization and racial bias perpetuated by the justice system; promoting holistic reentry services for the formerly incarcerated; defending immigrant rights; advancing gun control policies and initiatives; and promoting efforts to organize communities to end mass incarceration and dismantle racism. The Program Assistant works closely with others in the Racial Justice team to manage workflows and ensure smooth operations of the unit.

Strategic Grantmaking
Under the direction of and in partnership with the Program Officer and Program Director:
• Processes applicant registration requests.
• Assists in reviewing and organizing grant proposals and reports.
• Provides communication support and responds to email and phone inquiries about the grantmaking process.
• Helps prepare materials for grant review by Trinity Wall Street’s Vestry and others.
• Maintains up-to-date contact information for grantees, partners, contractors, and other stakeholders.
• Maintains organized files and records and a system of tracking, monitoring, and prioritizing tasks.
• Contacts grantees to resolve routine reporting problems and administrative issues.
• Develops and deepens knowledge of the racial justice field and grantmaking practices through independent, proactive research and by participating in approved meetings, conferences, and convenings.
• Maintains team calendar, provides scheduling support to staff, and identifies potential conflicts or synergies.
• Handles logistics for team meetings and events including set-up, scheduling rooms, IT notification, food, materials, etc.
• Prepares materials for team meetings and handles necessary follow-up.
• Attends meetings; records and writes notes.
• Compiles and processes expense reports, reimbursements, and check requests.
• Supports Program Officer in scheduling and planning grantee convenings, training and events, including coordinating arrangements for guests, handling logistics, and preparing materials.
• Coordinates and manages travel arrangements for team events where efficiencies can be realized through collective booking.
• Coordinates with other program assistants in the Grants & Mission Investing team on scheduling, events, and department-wide activities.
• Facilitates collaboration with other departments, such as Communications, IT, Real Estate, Finance and Legal as required.
• Proactively suggests ideas for process and system improvements.
• Contributes to team discussions and planning.
• Adheres to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures, and rules.
• Performs all duties in a manner that promotes Trinity’s mission and core values.
• Assumes other related responsibilities and special projects as required.

Experience, Skills and Knowledge:
• Computer literacy and proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience with meeting planning and related logistics.
• Detail-oriented, and excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Demonstrates the ability to exercise strong judgment and initiative.
• Demonstrates the ability to prioritize, accurately complete multiple tasks, and work under deadlines and changing priorities.
• Demonstrates flexibility when assigned new tasks, goals, and systems and processes.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and possesses the ability to relate well with people within and outside Trinity, including the ability to build relationships.
• Creative; problem solver.
• Team player and experience working in a team context.
• Commitment to social justice and racial equity.

• A minimum of one year of administrative or program experience.
• Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent combination of training and/or work experience.
• Understanding of grants administration.
• Familiarity with database management programs (Experience with Fluxx highly desirable).
• Familiarity with social justice movements.
• Knowledge of and experience in nonprofit organizations and/or the philanthropic sector.

We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.

How To Apply

Please apply online at

New York, NY

Managing Director of Investments, The Wallace Foundation
The Organization

The Wallace Foundation is an independent private foundation with $1.5 billion in assets created in 2003 through the merger of charitable trusts that represented the philanthropic legacy of DeWitt and Lila Wallace, founders of the Reader’s Digest. The Foundation seeks to improve learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and foster the vitality of the arts for everyone.

Wallace’s approach to grantmaking is to undertake initiatives that meet local needs while also developing insights into important questions that, if answered, could help strengthen practices and policies within the foundation’s fields of interest. In the five years ending December 31, 2017, Wallace made grants and related expenditures totaling more than $330 million. Wallace currently has initiatives in school leadership, social and emotional learning, expanded learning, afterschool, summer learning, building audiences for the arts, and arts education.

We have a team-based structure and seek employees who are both highly skilled in their professions and able to work collaboratively, think analytically and communicate clearly. We value behavior that demonstrates a commitment to mutual respect and support, diversity, continuous learning, collaboration, excellence, and accountability.

The Managing Director of Investments opportunity at Wallace offers a senior role in the management of a substantial endowment with scale enough to pursue a sophisticated asset allocation strategy and have access to top quality managers, that is also small enough to allow the Managing Director direct involvement in all investment processes, including helping set the overall strategic direction of the endowment and researching individual managers across all asset classes. The opportunity also offers a mission-driven investment opportunity at a leading nonprofit that values collegiality and takes pride in contributing to improvements in education, youth development and the arts at a national scale. The Managing Director position will be the most senior person on the investment team other than the CIO and will have direct interaction with the Foundation’s president, Investment Committee, and Board of Directors.

Position Overview

Endowment Management

The Foundation’s investment goal is to earn a total return that will provide a steady stream of income to fund the grantmaking and operations of the Foundation in support of its mission while preserving the real or inflation-adjusted value of the Foundation’s total investment assets over long periods of time. We use a forward-looking, research-driven process to refine our Asset Allocation Strategy and identify top quartile investment managers with the aim of exceeding a challenging benchmark for total endowment performance. The Wallace Foundation’s endowment is diversified across a broad range of asset classes to achieve this goal: Market Stocks, Hedge Funds, Private Assets, Opportunistic, Global Credit, US Government Bonds, and Cash. Our Investment Policy, Investment Committee Charter, IRS-Form 990, and other financial and governance information can be found here on Wallace’s website.

The Managing Director will join an Investment Team consisting of the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), an Investment Officer, an Investment Associate, and an Investment Assistant. All members of the

team work across all asset classes within the endowment. Members of the Investment Team conduct site visits to managers’ offices on a regular basis in the US and periodically overseas.


The Managing Director of Investments contributes to the effective management of the Foundation’s endowment by successfully fulfilling these responsibilities: 1) working with the CIO to develop and implement the asset allocation strategy; 2) contributing to the selection of new managers and decisions on continuation/termination of current managers across all asset classes; 3) leading our risk management work and operational due diligence which includes supervision of the Investment Associate; and 4) contributing to our team-based learning culture.

Asset Allocation Strategy

The Managing Director works with the CIO to design and implement the Foundation’s asset allocation strategy. Drawing on knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of leading asset allocation strategies and techniques, the Managing Director will contribute to the assessment and refinement of the Foundation’s asset allocation strategy and will use quantitative models to estimate the expected returns and volatility of prospective asset allocations in various market scenarios. The Managing Director contributes to asset allocation strategy presentations at IC meetings.

Investment Due Diligence (IDD) on Current Managers

We review current managers two to three times each year, depending on asset class, and wind down managers at least once annually. The review includes analyses of each manager using a broad range of qualitative and quantitative analytical tools prior to meeting with the manager through conference calls and site visits.

The Managing Director will have responsibility for regular IDD on a set of current managers across all asset classes. He or she will prepare a written analysis covering staff, strategy, portfolio holdings, performance, style, risk metrics, and risk controls after each Investment Due Diligence meeting.

Investment Due Diligence (IDD) on Prospective Managers

New managers are identified by Investment Team members through reviewing investment manager databases, attending conferences, networking with institutional investment peers, and meeting with bank capital market groups. The Managing Director may identify and recommend prospective managers in any asset class. The CIO, Managing Director and Officer jointly conduct the rounds of Investment Due Diligence on prospective managers.

Operations Due Diligence (ODD)

The Managing Director leads the Foundation’s Operations Due Diligence work for both current and prospective managers, supported by the Investment Associate, whom the Managing Director supervises. The Managing Director reviews our overall approach to ODD on an annual basis to identify, recommend and implement best practices to improve our ODD. Under the direction of the Managing Director, the Investment Associate prepares ODD reports on current managers annually and on prospective managers as needed.

Risk Management

The Managing Director leads the Foundation’s Risk Management work in Investments by: 1) preparing risk management reports for the Investment Unit; 2) reviewing our overall approach to Risk Management in Investments – covering both strategic and tactical risks – on an annual basis to identify, recommend and implement best practices to strengthen our risk management practices; and 3) supporting the Investment section of our annual foundation-wide Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process.

Global Economic Analysis

The Managing Director contributes to the preparation of quarterly global economic analyses with a focus on understanding the potential impact on the Foundation’s endowment. These analyses support the CIO in preparing his regular report to the IC.

Team-based Learning Culture

The Managing Director contributes to fostering a learning culture with colleagues in Investments by sharing investment insights day-to-day and at team meetings, and by contributing to or leading process improvement efforts based on best practices and other analyses.

As the supervisor of the Investment Associate, the Managing Director takes a professional development and learning approach to build and deepen the Associate’s knowledge across the investment field, with a focus on ODD.


·         Ten to fifteen years relevant experience in institutional endowment management, which would include demonstrated experience in:

o   Developing asset allocation strategies; and

o   Identifying and conducting due diligence leading to the selection of high-quality investment managers across multiple asset classes.

·         Experience managing staff with a focus on professional development and learning

·         Experience with Operations Due Diligence

·         Excellent quantitative skills with demonstrated experience in modelling

·         Excellent conceptual and analytical thinking skills

·         Commitment to a collaborative approach, with demonstrated experience working well in teams

·         Outstanding communication skills – listening, writing, speaking – with the ability to clearly and concisely present complex issues

·         MBA and/or CFA preferred

·         Ability to travel within the U.S. and internationally

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

People of color are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

The Wallace Foundation has retained the services of Harrison, Stone & Associates to conduct this search. Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications in confidence by February 22, 2019 to: Please put “Wallace Managing Director of Investments” in the subject line of your email.

New York, NY

Public Policy Fellow, Philanthropy New York
The Organization

Philanthropy New York is a membership association of approximately 280+ private, corporate, family and public grantmaking organizations based in the New York City region, and provides a broad range of services to over 3,500 individual philanthropic professionals and trustees of those organizations. Philanthropy New York’s primary mission is to support our members’ work to serve the public good.

Philanthropy New York:
• Presents 200+ programs, group meetings and conferences each year ranging from short panel discussions to multi-part program series and conferences. PNY’s programming covers a vast range of subjects – from the intricacies of interpreting nonprofit 990s to recognizing implicit bias, from New York City workforce development to international advocacy.
• Nurtures professional peer networks for foundation administrators, international grant makers, financial managers, communications professionals, support professionals, general counsels, COO’s and CEOs.
• Coordinates issue-based working groups for philanthropic professionals focused on education, health, gender equity, justice reform, and others.

Position Overview

Public Policy Fellow Role and Responsibilities:
The Public Policy Fellow is a key member of Philanthropy New York’s staff, interacting with and supporting groups of PNY members to develop engaging programs, written pieces, and committee work that advances the organization’s strategic priorities.

The Policy Fellow’s primary responsibilities include:
• Functioning as the primary staff liaison for PNY’s issue-based working groups. These groups currently consist of funders concerned with: health policy, justice reform, education policy, and gender equity. The policy fellow may also support networks and committees that focus on issues related to international grantmaking and equitable and inclusive philanthropy.
• Developing and executing issue-focused programs, including working group educational events, PNY’s annual conference and other events as they arise;
• Researching and writing issue guides on topics at the nexus of the government, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
• Producing and curating content and identifying resources for Philanthropy New York’s website, newsletter and media platforms.
• Preparing materials for and attending Foundations on the Hill, the annual gathering of sector leaders to meet with federal officials on issues of concern to the philanthropic community.

Exact responsibilities for the new fellow will be developed in collaboration with the selected candidate and will be based on PNY’s organizational priorities during the two-year fellowship period.

The fellowship also offers mentorship and professional development opportunities:
• Policy fellows are afforded two mentors selected from PNY’s membership. The mentors advise the fellow on career objectives over the course of their two-year tenure.
• Policy fellows may choose to develop a specific project that aligns with PNY’s strategic goals to complete by the conclusion of the fellowship. The project may involve research, programming, a government relations initiative or capacity building. It may be specific to a particular issue or
more broadly address grantmaking practice.
• In the final six months of the two-year fellowship, the fellow will receive coaching and professional guidance in finding future employment.

Fellowship Period, Salary and Benefits:
The Philanthropy New York Public Policy Fellowship is a two-year full-time commitment, with an annual salary of $67,500 and full health, dental and vision benefits. The fellow will receive paid vacation time and is eligible to participate in PNY’s 403(b) retirement program. Accepting the fellowship will
constitute a formal pledge to remain in the fellowship full-time throughout the entire two year period.
Philanthropy New York’s commitment to employing the Fellow for the entire two-year period is conditional upon satisfactory performance.

Eligibility Criteria:
The fellowship is designed for students from diverse backgrounds, especially those that have been underrepresented in the field of philanthropy, such as people of color. Students must be graduating in
Spring 2019 from a masters-level or Ph.D. program in public policy, government, social work or related field of study, OR have graduated from such a program in the previous two years (May 2017 or more
Excellent writing skills
Experience facilitating small groups and/or supporting voluntary leadership a plus
Ability to research issues and present critical information succinctly
Commitment to personal growth and development on issues of racial equity and inclusion
Strong customer-service orientation
Excellent organizational, planning, project management and administrative skills
Interest in the field of philanthropy
A commitment to working out of our Manhattan office for the entire two-year fellowship period
Legally authorized to work in the United States

Required Elements of Application:
Applications must include the following materials:
• Current resume or Curriculum Vitae of the candidate.
• Philanthropy New York is interested in understanding applicants’ lived experience and how those experiences inform their understanding of policy issues and their professional goals for this program. Please write a short description (no more than 500 words) outlining how your personal experiences have shaped your commitment to a more diverse, equitable and just society.
• A description (up to 1,000 words) describing your current professional and topical interests. Please address how you believe the Philanthropy New York Public Policy Fellowship could advance your professional goals and contribute to our members’ learning. Applicants are encouraged to include a discussion of the areas about which the candidate is most passionate
(e.g. affordable housing, LGBTQ issues, immigrant rights – does not need to overlap with the issues PNY is currently working on) and why.

Optional: Candidates are encouraged to include in their application a writing sample (previously written) that they feel demonstrates their ability to write in a style appropriate to the policy realm.

Before the Fellow is chosen, the candidate will also be required to produce a brief writing exercise and submit at least two names of academic advisors or previous employee supervisors who would discuss and support the candidate’s application.

How To Apply

Submit applications to:

Kathryn O’Neal-Dunham, COO

No phone calls, please. Please note that due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates. We will be directly in touch with candidates for first round telephone interviews.

Newark, NJ

Program Officer, Victoria Foundation
The Organization

Victoria Foundation is a place-based, private grantmaking institution founded in 1924 by Hendon Chubb and named in honor of his mother, Victoria Eddis Chubb. Since the early 1960s the Foundation’s trustees have targeted giving to efforts that impact the cycle of poverty in Newark. Current grantmaking of approximately $11M/year addresses K-12 education (including access to college), youth development, neighborhood revitalization, and the environment. For additional information on the Foundation, its major grant programs, and recent grant awards, please visit

Position Overview

Victoria Foundation seeks outstanding candidates to fill the position of Program Officer. This Program Officer will be an integral member of the Victoria team, developing strategy, researching programmatic initiatives, working closely with Newark residents and nonprofit organizations, and engaged in myriad activities to advance the Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for children and families.  As the Foundation seeks to delve deeper to address root causes of poverty in Newark, the ideal candidate will have a strong connection to the city of Newark, with expertise in civic engagement, community organizing, advocacy, and/or public policy.


·   Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, work with VF staff and trustees to develop strategies aimed at greater community impact that address social, racial and economic inequalities;

·       Evaluate grant proposals and conduct due diligence, which includes applicant site visits, mission alignment, and review of budgets and financial information. Prepare written grant recommendations and present them to Trustees at Committee meetings;

·       Maintain positive relationships with grantees and provide technical assistance as needed. Monitor and assess grantee performance by reviewing grantee reports, and work with grantees to foster successful project implementation;

·       Conduct research and analysis related to potential funding initiatives and/or special projects;

·       Develop connections with Newark-based resident associations, key stakeholders across sectors, and philanthropic leaders and researchers doing innovative work in low-income communities;

·       Communicate openly with nonprofit agencies, public and private funders, and the general public about the Foundation’s grantmaking priorities, guidelines, and proposal review process;

·       Represent Victoria Foundation at community meetings and local/national conferences;

·       Take on leadership roles in various initiatives related to the Foundation’s mission; and

·       Generate content related to the Foundation’s website and other communications.

Qualifications and Expertise

·       Content knowledge and experience in civic engagement, community organizing, public policy and/or advocacy;

·       Passion for social, racial and economic justice;

·       Strong connection and commitment to the city of Newark;

·       Excellent analytical abilities;

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

·       Strong ability to learn quickly and to summarize complex issues clearly and concisely;

·       Excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach, and willingness to work as part of a cohesive team;

·       Excellent convening and facilitation skills;

·       A high degree of personal integrity, sound judgment, kindness, tact, and discretion;

·       Ability to manage multiple complex processes and track activities and outcomes to successful conclusion;

·       An understanding of the operational and financial management issues of nonprofits;

·       Comfortable with a high degree of autonomy and a small office environment;

·       Excellent sense of humor;

·       Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree a plus;

·       Bilingual in Spanish a plus;

·       Experience using MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; and

·       Experience with social media and database/website software a plus.

How To Apply

To apply:  Please send a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position. Include a resume and a list of three references. Send materials to: Irene Cooper-Basch, Executive Officer at Competitive salary and benefits.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority given to applications received by February 28th.

Oakland, CA

Director of Education Strategy and Ventures
The Organization

About The Foundation

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is a family foundation that collaborates with creative thinkers to enhance quality of life by championing the arts, promoting early childhood literacy, and supporting research to cure chronic disease. Founded in 2008, the organization believes in taking smart risks to achieve breakthroughs. Today, with a team of over 40 and total annual grants and investments of approximately $19.5 million, the Foundation supports visionary artists in the Bay Area, creates opportunities for Oakland’s youngest learners, and funds researchers on the forefront of scientific discoveries to cure chronic disease. Through grantmaking and operations, the Foundation embraces the values of collaboration, leveraging of all assets, innovation, responsibility and equity. Inherent in our core values is a belief in compassion, respect, humor and joy.

The Foundation also embodies an combination of the strategic and creative approaches. While it engages in three diverse program areas with a focus on long-term growth, it embraces innovation and allows for its passionate program staff to pursue the best possible paths to impact their respective areas of expertise. The result is a developing culture that is both unified and intentional.

Position Overview

About The Position

The Director of Education Strategy and Ventures leads and strategically expands the Foundation’s education grantmaking portfolio and initiatives in Oakland. The Director oversees the Rainin Foundation’s partnerships with community-based nonprofits, the City of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Charter Management Organizations. Reporting to the Chief Program and Strategy Officer (CPO) and working with a committed and passionate team of a Program Officer, Program Associate and Literacy Coaches, the Director develops and drives strategy and ventures for Rainin Foundation early childhood education programs with annual grants and investments of approximately $4 million.

The Director of Education Strategy and Ventures works closely both with high-level partners in the city and district, and directly with teachers and principals to improve literacy and educational attainment for children. The leader in this role will have deep understanding of current issues that impact early literacy such as social and emotional development, trauma, family resources and community assets. The Director will be responsible for a grantmaking strategy that advances this programmatic priority, leads to effective interventions, and achieves more equitable results for children.

This role requires a collaborative, strategic and effective leader with the demonstrated ability to develop strong relationships with key stakeholders within and external to the Foundation. We seek a skilled innovator who can capably collaborate to: build new and sustain existing relationships, use subject matter expertise and strategic thinking to drive change that yields improved student outcomes, and leverage all of the Foundation’s resources to help expand high-quality early childhood education to all children in Oakland.

This position also requires an understanding of venture philanthropy: high-engagement grantmaking that can be summarized as “grants plus advice.” Venture philanthropy takes concepts and techniques from venture capital finance and high technology business management and applies them to achieving philanthropic goals through innovative grantmaking.

The Director serves as the public face and voice of the Foundation’s Education program at high-level academic and government events locally and nationally. The Director must have the presence, humility and interpersonal skills to work effectively and professionally with a diverse range of people, internally and externally, from different environments and sectors of society. They must also possess an evidence-informed and outcome-focused orientation to goal setting and thrive in a workplace environment that values transparency, communication and the exploration of new ideas to solve complex problems.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Grantmaking Strategy & Execution (40%)

  • Identify potential opportunities for change that lead to more equitable educational outcomes in OUSD and charter schools, and develop grant recommendations and long-term initiatives
  • Drive and manage the process of planning, reviewing, evaluating and developing initiatives
  • Use evidence to help shape the rationale for deploying Foundation resources in support of interventions that promise to achieve more equitable educational outcomes
  • Shepherd resources responsibly and transparently to advance the mission and align with Foundation values
  • Collaborate with Foundation colleagues to ensure grants are legally sound, well positioned for learning and success, are captured in the grants database, and are communicated effectively to internal stakeholders
  • Show up as an accountable and humble partner in relationship to internal and external partners and collaborators
  • Develop strategic programmatic plans based on in-depth knowledge and expertise in education and early childhood literacy

Impact Monitoring (30%)

  • Develop performance measures to track and demonstrate impact on achieving more equitable educational outcomes for children
  • Work with grantees and partners to shape attainable success measures and progress indicators
  • Support iterative learning in initiatives through on-the-ground presence with key partners
  • Research trends, data, and issues in the field and provide logical and well-written findings
  • Craft a framework for building the capacity of grantee partners to collect, track, analyze and report on critical performance indicators
  • Effectively communicate to Foundation stakeholders a state-of-the-field analysis and progress on the Foundation’s resource commitments

Leadership (30%)

  • Lead and manage the performance of the Education program team
  • Provide training, mentoring and frequent feedback for the team
  • Complete staff reviews for each team member and invest in the skill development and career advancement of the Education team
  • Develop relationships to create high-impact investments
  • Act as a thought partner for stakeholders
  • Represent the Foundation in written communications, presentations and more
  • Develop initiatives that fortify the capacity of grantees and elevate their impact
  • Work with colleagues to improve understanding of successes and setbacks among stakeholders
  • Elevate lessons from grantee partners to improve practices and policies

Required Experience and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred or ten years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong commitment to the philanthropic goals of the Foundation
  • Programmatic experience in and knowledge of early childhood education preferred
  • Demonstrated success in strategic planning and execution
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, with the ability to synthesize information succinctly
  • Ability to identify, negotiate and manage Program Related Investment opportunities a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage competing responsibilities
  • Ability to collaborate, lead a team, and engage in productive relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong relationship building capacity
  • Communications or nonprofit external relations experience preferred
  • A community organizer with an ability to relate to people from multiple levels and different fields of work with cultural competency
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage resources needed to get things done
  • Proficiency in researching, analyzing and presenting complex information using multimedia formats
  • Sound business judgment and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, and adaptable with a sense of humor
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite requiredCOMPENSATION AND BENEFITSThe salary range for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is also included.

How To Apply

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to on or before 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Use the subject line: Director of Education Strategy and Ventures. Submit Microsoft Word or PDF files only (one combined PDF file is preferred). Resume review begins immediately.

Palo Alto, CA

VP Business Development,
The Organization

About is a nonprofit social enterprise and the premier organization advancing women’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in technology, envisioning a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. The organization blends the best of community and corporate practices to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Women in Tech. Since 1987, when Dr. Anita Borg began a digital community for women in tech, the organization has connected, inspired, and guided women in computing, and the organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative, making great strides in awareness and outcomes for women in tech.

With annual revenue now in excess of $40 million and a community consisting of the leading high-profile technology organizations, seeks to transform the technology sector to achieve 50-50 gender equity by 2025. Expanding beyond its signature annual event, the Grace Hopper Celebration, the organization is positioned to deliver year-round support to women and relevant organizations, through expanding communications about the underrepresentation of women in technical roles, the importance of increasing diversity in tech, and promoting solutions to these issues.

Position Overview is seeking a Vice President of Business Development dedicated to the mission of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, to drive and diversify the organization’s revenue generating efforts. The ideal candidate for this role will have a proven track-record in corporate tech sales and experience working with mission driven organizations, bringing a blended best practice approach of sales and fundraising to the role. The VP of Business Development will be well versed in creating unique, effective collaborations with sponsors and donors to support an ever-expanding portfolio of world-class programs. The VP will identify and foster emerging sponsorship, giving, and engagement opportunities for expansion, in areas such as the Grace Hopper Celebration, individual giving, and other community events.

In addition to being an exceptional salesperson, the VP of Business Development will display innate characteristics of humility, leadership, sound management, integrity and collaboration,  acting as a beacon of the mission both externally and internally. The VP will lead a sophisticated, high-performing team of Senior Director Business Development Executives, Account Managers and Operations Professionals to meet ambitious revenue and growth goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive Revenue Generation and Diversification Efforts
    • Maintain responsibility for events sponsorships and corporate fee-for-service revenue through the Grace Hopper Celebration and related events, Innovation Lab, Corporate DEI Services, raising a minimum of $40 million annually.
    • Cultivate, strengthen, and expand relationships with new and existing partners, sponsors, and key corporate customers to advance the development of additional revenue generation opportunities throughout the year.
    • Attract philanthropic donations, social impact investing, and venture funding where appropriate to support novel programs that deepen Equity for Women in Technology in accordance with’s  strategic plan priorities.
  • Exceptional Leadership and Management Acumen
    • Lead sophisticated and high performing Business Development team of 9+, providing mentorship, development, and guidance to achieve ambitious sales targets.
    • Act as a steward of’s strategic plan, and integrate such direction within Business Development team’s goals and activities. Encourage a sense of unity across departments to identify opportunities for mutual benefit.
    • Collaborate among the Executive Team at a strategic level, to advance the organization’s success and impact, and steward change across the organization.
    • Connect with, understand, and lead team members at all levels from various backgrounds.
  • Authentic Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Demonstrate a dedication to significantly advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at a global level, supporting women and companies to improve performance meaningfully, and for the long term.
    • Represent an authentic commitment to social justice, accountability and loyalty to the mission of the organization, and “walk the walk” of equity, diversity, and inclusion for people of all backgrounds, in both an internal and external facing capacity.

Essential Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

  • Social Enterprise Funding Leader. You have deep experience in cultivating and deepening client relationships, and can strategically lead the organization’s sales function through a stage of significant growth.   However, you are knowledgeable of diverse sources of social enterprise funding and can seamlessly integrate philanthropy, social impact investing, venture funding and other mission-based revenue sources to sustain our financial viability without compromising our commitment to advancing Equity for Women In Technology.
  • Consummate Manager.  You have mastered motivating, organizing and managing people to maximize their work outcomes while advancing their dedication to the organization and professional development, expertly preventing and resolving staff relations conflicts with fairness, creating an environment of accountability and mutual respect.
  • Professional Character. You hold yourself to the highest degree of professionalism and represent the organization’s dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in society and the workplace.
  • Team-Oriented. You enjoy engaging with others in the sales function and beyond, involving all relevant stakeholders and promoting a culture of collaboration and unity. You actively listen and communicate. You can easily connect with your team and gain their trust and respect. You are able to balance strategic work with execution.
  • Connected. You have existing relationships with corporate customers and potential partners that could partner with in various capacities.
  • Gravitas. You are engaged and engaging.  You know how to speak the language of’s key partners and customers, and can effectively influence their thinking.
  • Excellent Communicator. You have excellent presentation and contract negotiation skills, and  you can easily develop and maintain effective relationships through relevant and timely communications. You understand what it means to be accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers.
  • Mission Aligned. You have an appreciation for and understanding of’s approach of using best practices from the private sector to achieve social goals. is a non-profit organization with a business minded approach.
  • Equity Mindset. You are an exemplary thought leader in the DEI space, and are keenly aware of how your work in this space aligns with the overall strategic plan of the organization.

How To Apply

Application Instructions has retained Schaffer&Combs, a certified B Corporation, to support this high-priority search. In order to apply, please submit an updated resume and thoughtful cover letter that outlines how your skills and experiences meet the qualifications of the position to this link.

Please refrain from contacting directly; all inquiries should be directed to Schaffer&Combs at We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.

San Francisco, CA

VP Development & Marketing/Communications, REDF
The Organization

REDF (The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) is the only philanthropy in the United States that invests exclusively in some of the most effective and innovative social enterprises focused on employment across the country. In addition to making grants and loans, REDF provides specialized advisory services to help the businesses grow, and their employees thrive, while

REDF (The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund) is the only philanthropy in the United States that invests exclusively in some of the most effective and innovative social enterprises focused on employment across the country. In addition to making grants and loans, REDF provides specialized advisory services to help the businesses grow, and their employees thrive, while assessing and learning from the results achieved.  They connect this growing community of practitioners nationwide while applying principles of private equity and social equity to invest in solutions that generate a social return on investment-social enterprises that generate revenue to reinvest in employing more people.

REDF has one mission: jobs and a better life for millions of people who want to work, but whose histories of homelessness, incarceration, mental health challenges, addiction, and limited education form barriers to getting or keeping a job.

Since 1997, REDF has invested in 168 social enterprises in 26 states. Together, these businesses have employed over 33,340 people, and earned $650 million in revenue (and counting). It’s an investment that works—generating $2.23 in benefits for every $1.00 spent.

A key goal of REDF’s 2020 strategy is to support social enterprises that employ 50,000 people nationwide. They believe that providing more people an opportunity to change their lives through employment creates a stronger and more inclusive society. REDF is looking for a seasoned fundraising leader who shares their commitment to this work.

Position Overview


REDF seeks a leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who brings experience andenergy to fundraising and communicating on behalf of REDF and the social enterprises we support. Someone who enjoys creating change and doing what it takes to make things happen.

The VP, Development and Marketing Communications will partner closely with the President & CEO and REDF’s Board of Directors to close the 2020 campaign raise and provide inspirational and strategic leadership to develop a new plan for REDF’s next five years that will enable REDF to continue its’ trajectory of growth and impact well into the future.

The key focus of the role will be cultivating and soliciting major gifts from individual donors while stewarding and cultivating institutional funders, and accessing public funding when it is well-aligned. In addition, the VP will support and leverage development opportunities that result from programmatic partnerships, especially with corporations.

The VP will also provide strategic direction and oversight of REDF’s marketing and communication function, ensuring that it supports the organization’s development goals.


Development Strategy

·      Develop REDF’s overall fundraising strategy to help REDF reach an aggressive fundraising goal and lead implementation of annual action plans in support of the strategy.

·      Oversee the planning and implementation of goals and activities relating to the identification, research, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects and donors.

·      Support and contribute to marketing and communications planning to align objectives with those of development, and other strategic objectives.

·      Stay informed and up-to-date on REDF’s programs and understand how to make program work relevant to donors’ interests.

Resource Development

·      Conceive, plan and execute fundraising strategies that achieve and exceed revenue expectations.

·      Evaluate and determine giving trends of individual donors and build a strong pipeline to acquire, retain and upgrade major donors including higher touch engagement with Chairman’s Circle Donors.

·      Identify new prospects and work with other staff and Board members to cultivate and solicit new donors and explore new partnerships.

·      Oversee the identification of foundation and government prospects; cultivate and steward relationships to secure multi-year gifts.


·      Work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop a marketing and communications plan to increase financial resources and the visibility of REDF and the social enterprise field.

·      Maintain and build good public relations with donors, prospects and the community at-large.

·      Work to enhance the organization’s visibility and public image while fostering positive external relations.


·      Provide motivational leadership to an enthusiastic team, including coaching, professional development, and performance management to foster a culture of continuous learning.

·      Manage and/or participate in relevant committees and sub-committees of the Board of Directors.

·      Develop and manage the fundraising budget and partner with the Director, Marketing and Communications to develop the marketing and communications budget.

·      Set clear priorities and metrics for program success, and measure progress with a focus on ROI.

·      Incorporate REDF’s support for diversity, equity and inclusion, and a ‘growth mindset’ into internal and external strategies, team management, and all other initiatives.


·      Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues effectively and build relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

·      Deep passion and commitment to REDF’s vision and mission

·      Significant track record (12 years plus) of raising multi-million-dollar gifts/investments for non-profit or for-profit organizations.

·      Several years’ experience building, developing and retaining strong relationships with donors and board members.  A collaborative and communicative work-style that translates into strong results with donors as well as internal partners.

·      Demonstrated understanding of current trends and best practices in annual fundraising and direct marketing.

·      Knowledge and expertise in effectively using technology and social media for communicating with stakeholders and increasing visibility and funding.

·      Leadership, management and organizational skills that focus on reaching goals and objectives within an agreed upon timeline.

·      Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity.

·      Proficiency in Microsoft Office and fluency with for-profit/non-profit customer relationship management software (Salesforce preferred).

·      Must be available for local, state, and national travel as required.


The VP will embody the following characteristics and qualities:

·      Excellent and intuitive verbal and written communicator:  a leader and bridge-builder who communicates effectively with diverse audiences and manages diverse viewpoints in a professional and compelling manner.

·      Results oriented and resourceful along with the drive to be proactive, strategic, and operational in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment.

·      Warm, supportive, productive professional with a “roll your sleeves up style”.

·      Confident with the ability to make and delegate decisions as needed, work well under pressure, and adapt easily to changing situations and priorities.  Good judgment and consensus-building skills.

·      Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a Master’s degree preferred in marketing/business or a related field (experience may substitute for education).


An attractive compensation and benefits package will be provided to the successful candidate.

REDF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with staff members and prospective employees and will not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. REDF encourages employment applications from people who are representative of the culturally and ethnically diverse communities REDF serves.  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, REDF will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

How To Apply


Please submit resumes and letters of interest to:

Tarek Azzani /

Azzani Search Consultants

1 Market, Spear Tower, Suite 3600

San Francisco, CA 94105

San Francisco, CA

Philanthropic Advisor, Tao Capital Partners LLC
The Organization

Tao Capital Partners LLC is a San-Francisco-based family philanthropy and investment entity.  Tao Capital Partners LLC is the umbrella organization for family’s philanthropic work and complementary investments. Tao Capital Partners includes various donor-advised funds, as well as the Libra Foundation, a separate family foundation with an endowment of approximately $300 million endowment. The Foundation utilizes a human rights lens to focus its grantmaking within and at the intersection of three program areas: gender justice, environmental justice, and criminal justice reform/drug policy.

Position Overview

The Philanthropic Advisor role is a unique opportunity to work intimately and collaboratively with members of this multi-generational family to further refine each family members’ philanthropic interests and engage in grantmaking through various donor-advised funds (DAFs).

The Philanthropic Advisor position is based at Tao Capital Partners offices in The Presidio, and reports to the Director of Philanthropy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborative Strategy. Work closely with family members to identify individual and collective areas of philanthropic interest for grantmaking through donor-advised funds.
  • Thought partner. Serve as thought partner and information resource for family members on their philanthropy and related work. Initiate and respond to requests for relevant research and insight. Collaboratively consider potential approaches and identify organizations to support.
  • Emerging issues and trends. Track and stay current on emerging issues and trends in donors’ areas of interest.
  • Project and resource management. Develop and lead DAF-related projects in partnership with others in the nonprofit, social, public and philanthropic sectors. Determine the need for outside consultants and other resources, and also determine the most effective and efficient way to manage specific initiatives or projects.
  • External relationship-building and partnerships. Invest in relationships with key non-profits in the SF Bay Area and institutions and leaders in relevant fields. Identify new, emerging and innovative organizations doing groundbreaking work in areas of interest to the family.
  • Public policy. Identify relevant public policy issues and potential paths for involvement and impact.
  • Funding/grants management. Identify funding opportunities in line with each family members’ strategic goals. Engage in a process to evaluate potential grantee organizations. Maintain relationships with grantees or other organizations. Prepare reports for family members through the life-cycle of the investment.
  • Investment management. Collaborate with investment and family office staff as needed if and when there are investment approaches that complement the DAF strategy.
  • Evaluation. Devise and execute effective strategies and methods for evaluating the success and impact of grants and investments.


The firm is a small, intimate environment where culture fit, shared values and perspective are very important. The ideal candidate should be: 1) an experienced philanthropic advisor with prior experience working directly with high net worth individuals and donor-advised funds; 2) a generalist with knowledge of the SF Bay Area and non-profit and philanthropic sectors, and ideally, experience in one or more content areas that overlap with the family’s philanthropic interest areas; 3) a superb project manager and quick study with excellent skills in strategy, planning, execution/implementation, writing and communications; and 4) a down-to-earth, adaptable and flexible individual with exceptional people skills and emotional intelligence.

  • Seven to ten plus years of experience as a funder or guiding funders/donors.
  • Mission-oriented with a proven commitment to social impact.
  • Prior experience working with high net worth individuals and their spouses/partners.
  • Experience participating in the management of DAFs and/or philanthropic operations, systems, and grant programs preferred.
  • Extensive experience in or with the nonprofit sector also highly desirable. Strong network and deep knowledge of the SF Bay Area non-profit and social sector strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of the philanthropic sector and philanthropic giving vehicles, as well as the various laws and regulations affecting them.
  • Solid social sector knowledge, including strategy, theory of change, program design, evaluation/performance management, business models, capacity-building, etc.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (listening, interpersonal, verbal, and written); responsive, thoughtful and timely.
  • Excellent writing, research, synthesizing and presentation skills.
  • Strong planning and implementation skills; ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple competing assignments and responsibilities.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with many constituencies.
  • Ability/comfort level to work with a broad cross-section of individuals from the community.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally.

Additional Attributes

Successful candidates will also exemplify the following:

  • High EQ. Thoughtful, open-minded listener and thought partner with high emotional intelligence.
  • Excellent communicator. Highly developed skills in synthesizing ideas across fields and sectors, and in writing, speaking and facilitating.
  • Flexible and positive. Demonstrated work style that is flexible, humble and adaptable. Must have a positive attitude that inspires confidence and action.
  • Collaborative yet independent. Collaborative with experience supporting and leading teams, while also being comfortable working independently and being resourceful and accountable.
  • High integrity. Impeccable reputation for integrity and judgment; models ethics and trustworthiness in all actions. Personal and professional maturity. Ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion, credibility and trust.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience, and a generous benefits package is offered.

To Apply

Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained for this search. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to All correspondence will remain confidential.

San Francisco, CA

Senior Program Officer, The Libra Foundation
The Organization

The Libra Foundation is a family foundation committed to the belief that all people have the right to live in a healthy environment and in peaceful, just and equitable societies. Libra’s grantees fight against systemic inequalities, organize communities most impacted by injustice, and innovate new models of networks and organizations serving our common good. The Libra Foundation utilizes a human rights lens to focus its grantmaking within and at the intersection of three program areas: gender justice, environmental justice, and criminal justice reform/drug policy.  Libra is part of a larger shift in philanthropy that aims to disrupt traditional power relationships in the nonprofit world, elevate the voices of grantees, and channel new resources to diverse grassroots groups.

Position Overview

The foundation is seeking a new Senior Program Officer. This is a unique opportunity to lead and nurture a portfolio of social justice funding and projects with a nationally-focused foundation. The position is based at The Libra Foundation offices in The Presidio, and reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborative strategy. Work closely with the Executive Director, program team and board/family members to further develop, test, and refine the Foundation’s grantmaking approach and strategy.
  • Grantmaking. Identify grant opportunities in line with the organization’s strategic goals. Engage in and oversee development of grants, grantee relationships, and grant monitoring. Maintain relationships with grantees and serve as a resource to them. Identify partnership and collaboration opportunities. Maximize opportunities for intersectional grantmaking.
  • Public policy. Develop/maintain knowledge of criminal justice reform, drug policy, and related issues in areas of interest to the foundation. Track and identify emerging policy and advocacy efforts that support the foundation’s goals.
  • Collaborative team member. Participate and sometimes lead in collective efforts to nurture the health and effectiveness of the team, offer to support to team members without being asked, provide thought partnership to fellow staff and board.
  • External relationship-building and partnerships. Invest in relationships with key grantee institutions and leaders in relevant fields. Identify new, emerging and innovative organizations doing groundbreaking work in the foundation’s areas of interest. Develop prospective projects in partnership with the nonprofit community, colleagues in philanthropy, and government, where applicable.
  • Project and resource management. Identify the need for consultants in program development and contract management. Contract with and manage consultants, as needed.
  • Evaluation. Collaborate with the rest of the Libra team to devise and execute effective strategies and methods for evaluating the success and impact of grants and investments, and community learnings and findings.


The Foundation is a small, intimate environment where shared values and a collaborative spirit are very important. The ideal candidate should be: 1) either an experienced grantmaker with knowledge and expertise in criminal justice reform or an experienced organizer ready to apply their skills and expertise to philanthropy; and 2) a superb network weaver and project manager with deep knowledge about the criminal justice system.

  • Mission-oriented with a proven commitment to social impact.
  • Deep experience in criminal justice reform. Experience in or knowledge of the nonprofit sector also highly desirable.
  • Experience as a grantmaker, organizer, or nonprofit leader is preferred.
  • Knowledge of philanthropic giving vehicles, as well as the various laws and regulations affecting them.
  • Solid social sector knowledge, including strategy, theory of change, program design, evaluation/performance management, business models, capacity-building, etc.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (listening, interpersonal, verbal, and written); responsive, thoughtful and timely.
  • Excellent writing, research, synthesizing and presentation skills.
  • Strong planning and implementation skills; ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple competing assignments and responsibilities.
  • Experience in, and comfort with, working collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Willingness to travel regularly.

Additional Attributes

Successful candidates will also exemplify the following:

  • High EQ – Thoughtful, open-minded listener and thought partner with high emotional intelligence.
  • Low ego – Humble, service-oriented team member who treats fellow team members and grantee partners with kindness and respect.
  • Flexible and positive – Demonstrated work style that is flexible and adaptable. Must have a positive attitude that contributes to a healthy, vibrant team dynamic.
  • Collaborative yet independent – Collaborative, while also being comfortable working independently and being resourceful and accountable.
  • High integrity – Sound judgment; models ethics and trustworthiness in all actions. Personal and professional maturity. Ability to maintain confidentiality,credibility, discretion and trust.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience, and a generous benefits package is offered.

How To Apply

Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained for this search. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to All correspondence will remain confidential.

Troy, MI

Senior Accountant and Tax Specialist, The Kresge Foundation
The Organization

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private foundations in the United States and the only one focused exclusively on expanding opportunities for people with low income in American Cities. With a $3.8 billion endowment and a staff of over 100 employees, the foundation deploys grants and social investments across arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development. The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting systems. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

Position Overview

The Kresge Foundation has an opening for a Senior Accountant and Tax Specialist.

About the Foundation

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private foundations in the United States and the only one focused exclusively on expanding opportunities for people with low income in American Cities. With a $3.8 billion endowment and a staff of over 100 employees, the foundation deploys grants and social investments across arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development. The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting systems. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

Join an Award Winning Finance Office

Our award winning team includes three Certified Public Accountants whose accomplishments include the 2011 Crain’s Detroit Business CFO of the Year, 2017 DBusiness Powered by Women Award, a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Not-For-Profit Advisory Committee, two MICPA Women to Watch Awards, a 2015 Crain’s Detroit Business CFO of the Year Rising Star awardee, a member of the MICPA Ethics Task Force, and a member of the Walsh College Accounting Advisory Board.

Our finance and accounting team offers the broadest possible exposure to the non-profit accounting field. You will have opportunities to learn accounting insights from some of the best finance and accounting professionals in the industry.

Strong Work Life Balance


We offer a competitive total compensation package including…


–        Health benefits, employer-paid dental, vision, and life insurance

–        Wellness program with financial incentives

–        4 weeks of paid time off

–        Attractive 401k plan consisting of a 5% 1:1 employer match and an additional 10% employer contribution


….and other benefits:

–        Breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily for a minimal charge

–        Robust professional development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement

–        Technology reimbursement

–        Award-winning platinum LEED facility anchored by a 19th century farmhouse

About the position

The Senior Accountant & Tax Specialist is responsible for reconciling financial accounting activity and performing the day-to-day tax and regulatory functions related to the Foundation’s tax reporting.  This position has the role of gaining a thorough understanding of complex accounting and tax matters affecting the Foundation to ensure proper tax planning, compliance, research, tracking, analysis and reporting.  This position will support the Deputy CFO and Controller, Finance team and other internal staff as well as interact with external tax advisors and peer foundations.

 Primary responsibilities

1.      Participates in analysis of accounting and tax issues as they arise with an emphasis on reporting for alternative investments.  In conjunction with external tax advisors, researches new and pending tax regulations and assesses impact and resulting reporting requirements.

2.      Provides technical expertise, reviewing and recommending procedures for compliance with international, federal, state and local tax regulations.  Responsible for documenting tax positions and implementing processes and procedures.

3.      Supports the Deputy CFO and Controller in the evaluation and monitoring of alternative investments for regulatory compliance and performs analysis to recommend the appropriate entity structure for new or renewing investments based on tax implications.

4.      Supports the Deputy CFO and Controller in the review of legal agreements for accounting and tax matters, participates in discussions with investment managers and/or their legal team if needed and recommends side letter language if necessary.

5.      Primary contact for investment tax related subscription document questions.

6.      Obtains U.S. Residency Certificates and foreign exemption letters as needed.

7.      Prepares all accounting and tax schedules, reconciliations and journal entries related to Forms 990-PF, 990-T and state tax filings for internal and external audit review.

8.      Prepares Forms 990-PF and 990-T for internal and external review.  Responds to all review notes and reviews returns prior to filing.

9.      Prepares state registrations, annual reports and tax exemptions.

10.   Assists with tax and payout forecasts as well as preparation of all quarterly tax estimates and return extensions.

11.   Responsible for the collection and follow up on all federal and state Schedule K-1’s, foreign reporting forms and all other relevant tax related information and forms.

12.   Tracks foreign entity elections, transactions, ownership and related information for foreign reporting forms.  Reviews externally prepared foreign reporting forms prior to filing.

13.   Fulfills accounting, audit and tax information requests as required.

14.   Performs complex accounting reconciliations, financial analysis and other duties as assigned.

15.   Supports the Deputy CFO and Controller during interactions with the Internal Revenue Service and State Treasury related matters.

16.   Develops collaborative relationships with external audit and tax advisors and demonstrates partnership with internal departments to maximize the benefits realized from the relationships.

17.   Develops processes and procedures as necessary to ensure accuracy and maintain proper internal controls.  Identifies and implements opportunities for operational improvements in the accounting, audit and tax preparation processes.

18.   Assists with special projects as needed.

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


•        Excellent analytical, writing, verbal and social communication skills.

•        BA/BS degree accounting or finance required; Master’s in taxation
preferred.   CPA or enrolled agent status required.

•        Three plus years of public accounting experience in financial
statement audit assurance and federal tax matters.  Tax experience
with investments and partnerships required.  Knowledge of
international and exempt organization tax compliance and regulatory
issues highly desirable.  Private foundation experience a plus.

•        Strong knowledge of Windows-based spreadsheet and word processing software required (Microsoft Office products).  Knowledge and experience working with accounting and tax software (Great Plains and ProSystem fx, respectively) preferred.

•        Advanced skill level with excel.

•        Proven organizational and planning skills with excellent attention to detail.

•        Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.

•        Positive team attitude.

The Kresge Foundation, an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to reach a broad and diverse candidate pool when filling vacant positions. We strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds because we believe that the foundation and its work benefit from the various perspectives and talents of a diverse staff. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

How To Apply

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Washington, DC

Leadership Giving Officer, Arena Stage
The Organization

Arena Stage is alive as a center for American theater. The Artistic Development Department operationalizes the artistic vision and mission of Arena by stewarding the current season and imagining and building a robust pipeline for a bright artistic future for the company and field. Guided by the vision of Artistic Director Molly Smith, and funded in part by Arlene and Robert Kogod, our American Voices programs and initiatives focus on advancing artists and audiences.

Position Overview


Reporting to the Campaign Director, the Leadership Giving Officer will serve as the steward for a portfolio of current and prospective major philanthropists in support of Arena Stage’s five-year, $70 million Ovation Campaign, in addition to working with Development colleagues to increase the pipeline of potential campaign partners. Prospect qualification and discovery will be central to the position. The Leadership Giving Officer will be expected to meet short-term and long-term revenue targets by engaging, cultivating and soliciting major gifts from donors, thereby advancing the goals outlined in the case for support and ultimately forwarding the mission and vision of Arena Stage.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Identify and cultivate donors with capacity to make campaign gifts of $50,000 or more; conduct one-to-one cultivation and solicitation meetings with major gift prospects capable of making gifts of $50,000 to $500,000, including multi-year and planned commitments; work with annual campaign fundraising targets and actively participate in the revenue projection process; build and manage a portfolio of 125 to 150 prospects capable of making gifts at the aforementioned levels; work with the events team to design and execute events that forward the mission of the Campaign; produce high-quality written materials including, but not limited to, proposals, briefings, solicitations and acknowledgements.


Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree welcome); five or more years of experience in a non-profit development environment with a successful track record of cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding leadership gifts; three to five years’ experience with deferred giving and working with four, five and six figure donors is highly favorable.

Knowledge of the local arts and culture environment and regional theater is highly favored. Experience in the non-profit world is essential.

Further, candidates should have excellent organizational, writing and communication skills, proven success in deadline-driven environments with shifting demands and priorities, demonstrated success in working with board, staff and volunteers and comfort with navigating complex situations involving high-profile individuals. Evenings and weekends will be required, with occasional need for out-of-town travel.

How To Apply

To apply on-line, please upload cover letter and resume to

Arena Stage values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

Westlake Village, CA

Program Associate, International Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The Organization

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:

The Program Associate will work as a part of the program team to support the implementation of the Foundation’s Safe Water strategy. The Program Associate holds a variety of responsibilities related to research, analysis and coordination of programmatic and administrative activities. The primary focus is the coordination of grant-making activities for the Safe Water program team as well as acting as a liaison between program staff, grantees and external consultants. S/he will provide support for key operational and administrative areas of the team, including: project tracking, financial and budget, help monitor grant progress and provide input into grant-making decisions, communications and knowledge sharing, coordination of meetings and contribution to project reports, and planning. This position will also assist the team with general administration functions including the coordination of convenings. This position will work closely with the Sr. Program Officer/Program Officer in the Safe Water strategy and as a member of the team, the Program Associate will need to travel internationally and domestically, participate in project and department-wide activities, meetings, conferences, etc. S/he will participate in programming discussions, and will be conversant with the Foundation’s approaches.

Key Responsibilities:

Coordinate the Grant-making & Reporting Process Participates in and provides insights in strategic grant planning, budgeting and portfolio coding. Participates in proposal research, summaries and proposal budget during the review process Review and provide technical assistance to grantees on completing application and budget materials Manage Giving Data entries (documentation, coding, data entry, etc.) and the scenario planning pad Works closely with SPO/PO in producing board write-ups and presentation materials, including dashboard analytics, to the board Work closely with SPO/PO to review and analyze grantee progress reports, monitor grantee work plans and budgets, generate progress analyses, and facilitate/trigger payments (PRAs?) Provide assistance on grant modifications (budget modifications, no-cost extensions) Participates in peer review process of board write-ups Conduct 1-2 site visits per year to understand grant portfolio, help monitor progress and provide input on program direction Program Liaison Maintains collaborative relationships with grantee partners, peer funders and external stakeholders on grant making and reporting processes, as well as organizing external events Interfaces with grants management to comply with internal audit and grant tracking procedures and grant-making processes (such as grant reporting, payment and reporting schedules, giving data entry) Provide support for key operational and administrative areas of the team, including: project tracking, coordination of meetings, vendor/consultant contract agreements, and contribution to project reports, grant oversight, and planning Communications and Learning Participates in planning and leads logistics of annual learning convening of grantees, stakeholders and monitoring, evaluation and learning partners (MEL) Maintains and ensures integrity of monitoring data in Giving data and help produce dashboards/analytics on grant portfolio Provides support to PO in the implementation of the Safe Water communications strategy and collaborates with the communications team on different communications and knowledge sharing efforts (blog, tweeter, newsletter, etc.) Coordinates with team members to develop content for the Foundation website and on other platforms Performs program related research and special projects (as needed) to identify trends in the field and best practices, as well as store and communicate information Program Administrative Support Provides support to Sr. Program Officer/Program Officer with travel, appointments, contacts, correspondence, reports and maintenance of information Coordinates external program related events such as meetings, conferences and presentations Education / Training Required: Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies, Public Health, Public Policy or related field Desired: Master’s in Business Administration, Public Policy/Health, Finance or Int’l Development. The Safe Water Team values multi-disciplinary approaches to building sustainable water services, therefore, is looking to add a member who has an interest, background or knowledge set in a complementary area; this may be finance, enterprise approaches, health systems, behavioral change, etc.

Experience/Technical Skills Required:

Minimum 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the non-profit sector or a private entity with a social mission Skilled writer with ability to produce communication products for a variety of audiences Comfortable working with complex budgets and work plans; understands non-profit financials and budgets; highly attentive to detail Solid organizational skills, able to effectively manage and prioritize work-flow to meet deadlines Works well independently and collaboratively within a team and demonstrates a high degree of initiative, resourcefulness and flexibility to meet needs of the role Curious, values learning and continually seeks information and look for new approaches to processes and practices Strong critical thinking skills to analyze and summarize reports Strong interpersonal skills and cross-cultural competency; adept at interacting with a range of diverse stakeholders in a professional, collaborative and diplomatic way Comfortable with traveling (1-2 site visit trips per year and domestic travel) and in rural settings across sub-Saharan Africa Can do attitude, sense of humor and commitment to being a part of a team that’s passionate for building safe water services!

Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office and database experience Desired: An understanding of grant-making and the nonprofit sector are desired. International field experience is highly desired and familiarity working in the developing world, and knowledge of health systems French language proficiency is a plus Competencies: Collaborates Communicates effectively Action oriented Interpersonal savvy Optimizes work processes Nimble learning The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we seek candidates from all backgrounds and experiences.

How To Apply