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Arlington, Virgnia

Chief Development Officer, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.

Position Overview

Reporting to the CEO and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for providing visionary leadership and exceptional management of our Development and Membership functions.  Our ideal candidate possesses tremendous communication, leadership and management skills, with proven success in nonprofit fundraising, membership and revenue generation at a global level. We are looking for a ground-breaking, global leader with strategic, creative, and financial acumen as well as a strong business intellect and passion to take our organization to the next level.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field.  Equivalent education and experience will be considered.
  • At least 10 years direct experience in fundraising, including at a senior level.
  • Experience leading, supervising and managing a large multi-disciplinary team, including the ability to motivate, lead, set objectives and manage performance.
  • Experience working with current and evolving trends in major gift giving, complex gifts, solicitation, capital campaigns and Membership fundraising.
  • Experience in cultivating and maintaining long term relationships with major donors, foundations and corporations and asking for and closing major and complex gifts.
  • Experience communicating and presenting to varied audiences.
  • Must be able to travel extensively both within the US and globally.

How To Apply

The application deadline is November 1, 2020 prior to 11:59p.m. Eastern Time.
Internal applicants: Please apply to Job ID #49034 in PeopleSoft Self Service. Cover letter is required.
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Bay Area, California

Just Transition Organizer, Justice Funders

The Organization

Justice Funders is a partner and guide for philanthropy in reimagining practices that advance a thriving and just world. We believe that such a world cannot be achieved if institutional philanthropy is constrained by its ingrained practices that uphold the accumulation of wealth and power, while perpetuating systemic social and economic inequality. Responding to the needs of both movements and the philanthropic sector, Justice Funders’ programs support individual, organizational, and field-wide transformation in philanthropy. We are guided by the Just Transition principles that build political and economic power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. More information is available at: http://www.justicefunders.org

Position Overview

SUMMARY
FTE: 100%
Location: Bay Area
Position reports to: Executive Director
Application deadline: Oct. 30, 2020
Ideal start date: On or before Jan. 4, 2021
Salary: $80,000

About the Position: 
The Just Transition Organizer is a new position for the organization, and reflects an expansion of our work to re-orient philanthropic resources to be aligned with social justice movement priorities. From 2015-2019, Justice Funders coordinated two Community and Funder Collaboratives to successfully move more than $1.5 million in grants to Bay Rising and Lift Up Contra Costa, two regional civic engagement alliances comprised of frontline groups that are organizing and building power in marginalized communities to advance systemic change for racial and economic justice.

With the growing number of social justice groups and alliances that are situating their organizing work within the Just Transition framework, there are new opportunities for aligning philanthropic resources to support local, place-based projects that are experimenting with true alternatives to our extractive, capitalist economic system by building local, regenerative economies that transfer wealth and economic power to low-income communities of color. One such formation is the Richmond Our Power Coalition (ROPC), with whom Justice Funders is partnering to promote Just Transition vision, values and projects to philanthropic communities in the Bay Area and nationally.

Through support from the Chorus Foundation and other philanthropies, Justice Funders has secured funding for the first year to advance this work. Sustaining this work in subsequent years will require this position to fundraise for their salary & programmatic expenses. There are a few responsibilities of this position that will require interfacing with the Chorus Foundation and their network officers in other regions. Specifically, this role will be responsible for (1) amplifying the vision and values of the Just Transition framework within philanthropy; (2) elevating the priorities of the Richmond Our Power Coalition within philanthropy; (3) aligning philanthropic resources with the strategy set forward by ROPC; (4) facilitating participatory/democratic grantmaking processes of resources stewarded by the ROPC; and (5) working with Justice Funders Development team to ensure that the Just Transition Organizer’s work can be sustained.

The Just Transition Organizer will join a staff team of 9 people based in the Bay Area and 1 person based on the East Coast. The location for this role would be in the Bay Area. This position will be accountable to co-created work plans that they develop with the ROPC, work in coordination with the Chorus Foundation’s network organizers, and report to the Executive Director of Justice Funders.

Job Responsibilities:
ORGANIZE PHILANTHROPY TO SUPPORT JUST TRANSITION PROJECTS (50%)
● Build deep relationships with the leaders and organizations of the Richmond Our Power Coalition to better understand their work and collective strategies.
● In partnership with the Richmond Our Power Coalition, co-create a strategy and resulting workplan for amplifying and elevating their priorities to philanthropic communities with the goal of securing resources for their Just Transition projects.
● Establish regular check-ins with the ROPC coordinator and develop a process for how this position engages with and remains accountable to the coalition and its members.
● Develop materials articulating the strategies and priorities of the ROPC for a philanthropic audience.
● Build relationships with philanthropies whose issue or geographic focus mirrors the Richmond Our Power Coalition’s priorities and work to secure resources for their Just Transition projects.
● Identify and explore opportunities for funders and field practitioners to build relationships, and for philanthropy to learn more about the vision for Just Transition that groups are advancing, as well as the ground conditions that they are facing.
● Introduce the work of the Richmond Our Power Coalition and their member organizations to donors and staff of philanthropic organizations.

FACILITATE BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF JUST TRANSITION IN PHILANTHROPY (20%)
● Partner with Just Transition national movement alliances who organize philanthropy to build a broader understanding of Just Transition among donors and staff of philanthropic institutions by participating in funder organizing spaces like funder assemblies.
● Amplify movement and philanthropic efforts working to facilitate a Just Transition to a philanthropic audience through writing, presenting at philanthropic events, and conducting 1:1 meetings with donors and staff of philanthropic organizations.
● Engage funder formations (e.g. philanthropic affinity groups & networks) who explicitly or have the potential to support Just Transition in communications and/or programming that increases the visibility of local, regenerative economies that transfer wealth and economic power to low-income communities of color.
● Work with Justice Funders’ Development team to develop and implement a resource development strategy to sustain this work at Justice Funders.

FACILITATE DEMOCRATIC/PARTICIPATORY GRANTMAKING (15%)
● In partnership with the Richmond Our Power Coalition, facilitate an annual democratic/participatory grantmaking process for the Richmond community in coordination with the Chorus Foundation and local grantmaking partner, the East Bay Community Foundation.

ADMINISTRATIVE (15%)
● This position will be responsible for their own administrative needs, including: booking own travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, preparing materials for amplification.
● Participate in all Justice Funders staff retreats, meetings, and political education sessions.
● Participate in monthly meetings of the Chorus Network Officers.
● Develop and implement an annual professional development plan for yourself.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Skills, Qualifications, Experience:
● We are seeking an individual who has a deep understanding of the Just Transition Framework and familiarity with the connected strategies of building power and the development of regenerative economies.
● This position will require being adept in translating movement and Just Transition work to a philanthropic audience.
● This position will require previous experience working in philanthropy, and ideally with the design and facilitation of participatory grantmaking processes. The most qualified candidates will have previous experience as a funder organizer and have successfully organized capital and/or the political alignment of others in philanthropy.
● Experience in managing different forms of philanthropic capital is a plus.
● The nature of this position will require someone who is skillful in building and holding multiple relationships of complexity, and has a high degree of personal accountability and integrity to those relationships–rather than an automatic default to positions of power/hierarchy.
● Organizational skills that include project management and time management skills, with the ability to to adapt as needed, self-manage, and to prioritize between and manage multiple demands.
● Strong verbal and written communications skills; the ability to synthesize and clearly articulate ideas verbally and in writing.
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Online Office Tools.

Supervisory Responsibility: 
The Just Transition Organizer does not have any supervisorial responsibilities.

Expected Hours of Work: 
Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame, and will be decided in consultation with the Executive Director.

Travel: 
Occasional domestic travel may be required for meetings and conferences.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Type & Compensation: 
The Just Transition Organizer is a 100% FTE, hourly, non-exempt salaried position. Gross hourly wage is $38.47 (Estimate annual gross wage is $80,000).

Movement Strategy Center (fiscal sponsor)’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:
● 20 days vacation leave per year;
● 12 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year;
● 12 sick days per year;
● 1 week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service; an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks;
● Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period and a per paycheck employee contribution);
● 100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage;
● Access to a 403b retirement plan;
● Access to Flexible Spending Account and Commuter Benefits.
● Additionally, Justice Funders provides each staff member with paid professional development annually.

How To Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to justicefunders@gmail.com with the subject line: Just Transition Organizer. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Deadline to apply is October 30, 2020.

Justice Funders is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Movement Strategy Center (MSC). Justice Funders is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. People of color, working-class people, differently-abled people, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Brookline, MA

Assistant Director, Annual Giving, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Organization

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Position Overview

Assistant Director, Annual Giving

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brookline, MA

Remote until the end of 2020 with potential for extension or partial remote work through 2021.

The Assistant Director manages the process of identifying, qualifying, and personally soliciting and cultivating a portfolio of 350-450 donors who have the capacity to give $1,000 or more to Dana-Farber through Annual Giving, and works closely with colleagues from other Business Units to coordinate prospect management activity.

The Division of Philanthropy launched an Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (ID&E) Action Team in February of 2020 and developed a thoughtful action plan for Philanthropy to achieve progress in three areas: Fostering an Inclusive Team, Engaging Diverse Supporters, and Telling an Inclusive Story. A Philanthropy ID&E Council was established following to guide the strategy created by the Action Team and manage its implementation in the Division.

Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.

Dana-Farber is currently in the quiet phase of a bold fundraising campaign. Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Personal Solicitation:

  • Solicit prospects for increased leadership level commitments ($1,500+); make leadership level asks; qualify and steward prospects toward annual leadership, principal and major gift solicitation; participate in comprehensive gift strategies, prepare and submit proposals; cultivate prospects; track results.
  • Utilize direct mail, phone, email, or volunteers for solicitation or cultivation of prospects as appropriate.
  • Keep current with and be able to convey information about highlights and initiatives at Dana-Farber.
  • Generate lists for donor visit requests and conduct visit calls and e-mails. Schedule donor visits (80+ donor visits per year).
  • Draft donor correspondence and proposals.

Supervise Staff:

  • Direct supervision of one Officer and shared supervision of an Assistant. Assign projects, train, motivate, evaluate.

Reporting:

  • Report progress on goals & responsibilities to the department; produce analysis of personal solicitation effectiveness.
  • Coordinate with Information Systems staff for reporting and prospect tracking.
  • Generate call reports.

Programmatic:

  • Assist with implementation of comprehensive prospect management plan within Annual Giving.

Business Unit Support:

  • Participate in visits, asks, and stewardship of Annual Giving donors.

Other Activities As Needed:

  • Participate as needed in the Division of Philanthropy’s efforts including solicitation strategy teams for key prospects and internal planning efforts. Ad-hoc projects. Other responsibilities as assigned. Responsible for assisting the entire department, including other Business Units, in reaching financial goals.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to the Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving. Direct supervision of one Officer and shared supervision of an Assistant.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree required plus 5-7 years of experience in development, including a minimum of 1 year of personal solicitation experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Strong oral and written communications skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational skills, analytical skills, and attention to detail.  Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including donors, volunteers, and DFCI staff. A significant portion of our donor base is grateful patients and families. A high degree of empathy and sensitivity is required. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and development databases. Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills. Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals. Ability to work in a collegial manner with the Division of Philanthropy team in creating and implementing solicitation strategies. Willingness to travel, primarily in MA/New England, and 1-2 times per year in other key regions. *

PATIENT CONTACT:

No 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Typical office setting. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Frequent travel in the New England area. Travel in other key regions 1-2 times/year.

* To protect the health and safety of our patients and staff, in person donor visits and travel are on hold and will resume in accordance with Institute guidelines.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Resume and cover letter required with application submission.

For more information, or to apply, please visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/job/assistant-director-annual-giving-development-fundraising-brookline-ma-6-20574/

DFCI DISCLAIMER:
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

DFCI offers a competitive benefits package including generous healthcare and retirement plans, at minimum 3-weeks’ vacation time in addition to 9 paid holidays, a flexible work environment, and work/life balance. We also provide an array of professional development opportunities.*

*All benefits subject to Institute changes

We’re hiring! Learn more about working in the Division of Philanthropy and view all open positions

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

How To Apply

For more information, or to apply, please visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/job/assistant-director-annual-giving-development-fundraising-brookline-ma-6-20574/

Chicago, IL

Manager, Institutional Advancement, Erikson Institute

The Organization

We are the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.

Erikson Institute’s graduate school uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, direct services in the community, and advocacy and policy and leadership.

Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).

Position Overview

With supervision from the Associate Director of Development, the Manager of Institutional Advancement leads the planning and execution for Annual Fund campaigns and special events related to Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations. The Manager of Institutional Advancement will primarily be responsible for direct mail and online giving, and donor relations. Additionally, the Manager will coordinate and manage Erikson’s annual fundraising and cultivation events, and alumni events (on and off campus). The position will also actively participate in IA fundraising strategy and be responsible for achieving and tracking annual fundraising benchmarks and goals. The Manager will have interactions with Trustees, donors, alums, and act as a liaison for the Advancement team within Erikson and the ability to exercise discretion and judgment.

Roles and Responsibilities

·       Work closely with the Associate Director of Development to develop strategies to reach annual giving goals consistent with institute-wide fund raising and alumni relations initiatives.

·       Lead the development of a comprehensive annual appeal program that incorporates strategies to engage current donors, attract new donors, increase average gift amounts and encourage participation from Erikson friends and alumni.

·       Responsible for managing and implementing annual direct mail appeals customized to donor segments in collaboration with Advancement and Communications staff. Working with the Marketing and Communications Project Manager to establish timelines; manage project and production relationships with external print and mail house vendors.

·       Make connections between and among people, events, and programs to foster development of donor relationships, increased support, and philanthropy at all levels of the gift pyramid.

·       Chief author of donor and alumni e-newsletters.

·       Measure and monitor progress against goals and manage course changes as needed.

·       Provide excellent service to donors and volunteers by anticipating needs and responding promptly to requests.

·       Coordinate and assist in planning events (logistics, invitations, program planning).

·       Ensure that records on individual donors and donor prospects are maintained to support ongoing activity and future fund raising.

·       Assist in recruitment, training and direction of volunteers in alumni relations and development activities.

Required Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree

·       3+ years of Development experience and/or related experience in a higher education setting.

·       Prior experience with fundraising software. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge v7+ preferred.

·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power Point) – strong emphasis on Excel.

How To Apply

To Apply:

Please email, fax, or mail a cover letter and resume to:

Associate Director of Development
Erikson Institute
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
fax:  312.893.7229
email: arickard@erikson.edu

Chicago, IL

Managing Director, Midwest Region, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

Corporation

About Arabella Advisors

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Advancing DEI within our firm and in our work with partners is critical to our mission. To be effective partners to philanthropists, nonprofits, and communities impacted by philanthropic dollars, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging, and a nuanced understanding of the racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other disparities that undergird the issues we engage in and the interactions we have with one another. For us, equity means that our staff members, our clients, and the people they serve can experience the same level of success, no matter their starting place. We expect all our employees to share this commitment, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. Click here to learn more about DEI at Arabella and read our official DEI statement.

Working with US

While this position is based in Chicago, IL, please note that due to COVID-19, all Arabella Advisors’ offices are closed, and we remain a remote-first organization until further notice. We have a strong firm culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. To that end, once our offices reopen it is our expectation that all staff will generally work from the office according to a schedule agreed upon with their supervisor.

We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our base salaries are based on a blend of similar sized organizations from different sectors, including nonprofits, foundations, and professional service firms. They are also based on local market rates and differentiated by geography. You’ll start with three weeks of vacation, 80 hours of personal time, and 20 hours of paid time to volunteer at an organization of your choice. In addition to seven federal holidays, you get to pick four more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday. Our competitive health package includes medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance, and our retirement package includes a 401(k) plan that is fully vested from day one. We also provide funds for professional development, a fitness benefit, and cover part of your personal cell phone plan.

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers page to learn more.

Position Overview

The Managing Director will represent Arabella throughout the Midwest, developing and pursuing growth opportunities in new and existing markets across the region. They will focus on engaging the philanthropic community in building a portfolio of clients, working to ensure high-quality service, and developing a multi-year book of business.

They will be a key leader on business development in the region and at the firm, managing client engagements, driving impact on key issues, and working collaboratively across teams to achieve the firm’s strategic priorities.

This position will be based in Chicago, preferably, but is open to other areas in the Midwest.

Specific responsibilities include:  

Business Development (60%) 

  • Generating revenue through business development across multiple segments, including foundations, corporations, families, and individuals, leveraging existing networks and building new ones;
  • Working toward identified firm, regional team, and individual annual revenue targets;
  • Leading the development of proposals and presentations to secure new business and expand existing relationships;
  • Developing relationships in the Midwest with wealth advisors and related partners, identifying and cultivating partnerships and serving as firmwide lead where appropriate;
  • Representing Arabella as an ambassador in various settings; and
  • Providing leadership and guidance for the growth of the firm’s presence in the Midwest.

Client Relationship Management (30%) 

  • Cultivating strong relationships with clients, donors, and philanthropic partners in the Midwest;
  • Serving as a senior strategist on project teams for client relationships and their project engagements;
  • Facilitating client meetings and producing high-quality deliverables for clients;
  • Serving as primary relationship manager and trusted advisor for client and wealth advisors, ensuring client standards are met on engagements; and
  • Negotiating contracts, identifying expansion opportunities, and troubleshooting engagements, as necessary.

Thought Leadership (10%) 

  • Develop Arabella’s voice, leading and partnering on content and representing the brand throughout the Midwest region

Candidate Profile

The Managing Director will have deep experience, market knowledge, and a strong understanding of strategic philanthropy, and bring experience at the nexus of philanthropy, business development, and professional services. They will also have an interest in helping high net worth individuals, institutions, and corporate and family foundations achieve their philanthropic goals.

The ideal candidate will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

An Expert Business Developer

The Managing Director will enjoy business development and will be skilled at cultivation and stewardship. They will have a proven track record of building a book of business, or cultivating relationships, across client segments in the Midwest. The Managing Director will be able to maintain existing client relationships and identify new opportunities, leveraging their colleagues within Arabella and their connections within the philanthropic sector. They will be able to continuously and creatively seek opportunities, be able to manage rejection, and maintain the goal of securing and growing further business.

A Collaborator and Key Partner

The Managing Director will be experienced in collaborating within a team and amongst key partners. They will have a proven track record of working with individuals, families, or other complex entities to help them achieve greater philanthropic impact. The Managing Director will have a consultative and participatory style, working in close partnership and leading clients to actualize goals. The Managing Director will have strong people skills, will be an incredible listener, and have deep empathy. To do this work well, you must be curious, perceptive, and demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence.

A Strong Relationship Builder and Communicator

The Managing Director will bring a proven record of engagement to the role and be a natural ‘ambassador’ for Arabella Advisors. They will be innovative, ambitious, and experienced in establishing strong working relationships to further a client’s philanthropic goals. The Managing Director will have a sophisticated personal presence and outstanding communication abilities, both verbal and written. They will substantively contribute to the development of written content, articles, analytic reports and other thought leadership avenues. The Managing Director will exemplify leadership and will inspire trust and confidence across a diverse range of stakeholders. They will enthusiastically convey the importance of an organization’s work to existing and potential clients.

A Passion for the Mission

The Managing Director will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to working with individuals, families, and institutions of wealth in philanthropy. They will enjoy working in a nimble environment, while navigating the complexity of consulting with a wide variety of clients. The Managing Director will embrace the Arabella Advisors culture and will roll up their sleeves along with their colleagues to deliver the highest levels of quality client service. They will demonstrate fluency across a variety of issue areas and bring deep networks to the work. The Managing Director will have experience driving impact on key issues and the ability to inspire others to do the same. Moreover, the ideal candidate is an individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics, and operates in alignment with Arabella’s values; moreover, is someone who can be trusted without reservation.

How To Apply

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online here. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know. We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying.  We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Chicago, IL

Program Director, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH), Irving Harris Foundation

The Organization

The Irving Harris Foundation (IHF) enhances the quality of life for children, families, and communities by advancing human potential, social justice and equity, and creative experience and expression. IHF is a strategic grantmaker, investing approximately $14 million annually in the fields of early childhood development, reproductive health and justice, arts and culture, and Jewish values in the U.S. and Israel. IHF’s grants aim to address root causes, leverage public and private resources, provide technical assistance, and foster collaboration through public-private and funder partnerships.

Position Overview

IHF is seeking an experienced collaborator to serve as Program Director, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) to contribute to the leadership and deepen the Foundation’s expertise. The Program Director will be responsible for leading strategy development and implementation of IHF’s work to influence services, systems, and policies in Illinois and at the national and federal levels related to infant and early childhood mental health and child trauma in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, and other team members. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional with expertise in the field of infant and early childhood mental health to further develop IHF’s grantmaking portfolio and shape the future of the field.

IECMH and its intersection with early childhood development, maternal child health, and reproductive health and justice is one of IHF’s primary giving areas. In this area, IHF focuses on cultivating a diverse workforce and the creation of programs, policies, and systems that address the complex and comprehensive needs of children and their families. In addition to grantmaking, IHF plays a critical role in advancing the field of IECMH through two initiatives: the Harris Professional Development Network and the Tenets initiative. Bringing a wealth of expertise in the area and a vision for the future of the infant and early childhood mental health field, the new Program Director will advance and manage the IECMH grantmaking program areas, advance and grow the Foundation’s two IECMH initiatives (PDN and the Tenets), and contribute to the development of a revised grantmaking strategy aimed at having a long-lasting impact on the field of IECMH.

For more information and the full position description, please visit: https://npag.com/current-searches-all/ihf-pd

How To Apply

IHF is partnering with Carolyn Ho, Cara Pearsall, and Andres Marcuse-Gonzalez of NPAG on this search. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly 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: IHF-PD@npag.com. 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 Irving Harris Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Dallas, TX

Managing Director -Higher Education, Educate Texas

The Organization

Educate Texas (EdTX), an initiative of the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), is a catalyst for large-scale statewide educational systems change.  EdTX partners with public and private entities to achieve the goal of strengthening the public and higher education system in Texas so that every student is prepared for educational and workforce success by earning a college degree, certificate, or technical credential. In their new strategic plan (to be unveiled early in 2021), EdTX will be increasing its emphasis on equity, higher education, and state policy/advocacy.

Position Overview

The Managing Director is responsible for the development of Educate Texas’s higher education and workforce efforts to increase postsecondary readiness, access and success for all students by building partnerships, leading innovation, and scaling practices and policies.This position is the first addition to EdTX’s leadership team in ten years.  This is an important expansion area for Educate Texas.  The Managing Director will become the strategy director and thought leader for the improvement of postsecondary access and success, and the new strategic plan’s significant goals in this area, across the state of Texas.  Marshalling resources inside and partnerships outside EdTX, the Managing Director will be asked to design, build and execute a new, expanded vision for an innovative higher education program portfolio.

Ideal candidate background:

Educational background:  a bachelor’s degree is required and a terminal degree is strongly preferred.

• Work experience:  at least 15 years in the higher education, workforce development, nonprofit sector or related/relevant work, with at least 8 years’ experience in a senior-level leadership role with proven ability to develop and manage a comprehensive strategic program to advance goals and objectives and to build, mentor, and motivate the team to achieve this.

• Excellent communications skills – oral, written, and presentation – are essential; Spanish language skills would be a strong plus.

• Experience in building and participating in networks that can inspire and produce systemic change.

• Track record in that shows innovative thinking in higher education, and project management skills to follow through with execution.

• Proven relationship/interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop meaningful working relationships across a range of audiences from top higher education leadership and policymakers to partners, philanthropic supporters, the media, and the public.

How To Apply

For the full position description, please go to: Managing Director, Higher Education – Educate Texas

For further information, or to apply, contact Dorothy Drummer, executive search consultant, at dorothy@dorothydrummer.com or 512-320-9983.

Detroit, Michigan

Director, Michigan Justice Fund, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

The Organization

The Community Foundation creates permanent, positive change in southeast Michigan through thoughtful philanthropy. With generous support from thousands of donors, the Community Foundation is building permanent endowment for the region and helping individuals, families, and businesses fulfill their charitable goals.

Position Overview

The Michigan Justice Fund (MJF) is a funders’ collaborative that seeks to make investments that help stem the flow of individuals into the criminal justice system, support the investment of public dollars to community-driven alternatives to incarceration, and ensure that those who are returning home after incarceration receive the support they need to flourish.

The Michigan Justice Fund Director will manage the ongoing strategy and program development efforts; day to day operations; relationships with nonprofit organizations, funders, sector leaders and other key stakeholders; and serve as a liaison between all groups involved. While the core activities, duties, and tasks of this role have been identified, other responsibilities of the Director may surface as MJF evolves and matures. The Director reports to the Vice President, Program at CFSEM and will also report to the MJF Steering Committee, a group made up of local and national funders, for fundraising, programmatic, and strategic matters related to MJF. The Director will be onboarded in 2020, and the role is initially funded through the end of 2023. As the Michigan Justice Fund continues its work, it is anticipated that the term of the Fund will be extended.

Individuals with lived experience of the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

STRATEGY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

·        Collaborate with the Steering Committee, CFSEM staff and consultants to set program goals, objectives and budget, and develop strategies and design activities that achieve the Michigan Justice Fund’s goals and objectives, and identify and cultivate partners to support and participate in the Fund’s activities.

·        Listen to and learn from learning cohort and stakeholders about what local juvenile justice and adult criminal justice issues are most pressing in their towns/cities/counties and use information to help direct key aspects of the initiative in order to position the Michigan Justice Fund to support breakthrough juvenile and criminal justice reform.

·        Organize and coordinate learning cohort meetings and other convenings and events to inform MJF strategy, elevate MJF priorities, and enable partner organizations and stakeholders to get to know each other and learn from each other.

GRANTMAKING, GRANT MONITORING AND GRANT EVALUATION

·        Identify programs and projects across the state that will leverage Fund resources.

·        Meet with representatives of nonprofit organizations to discuss specific grant proposals.

·        Collaborate with CFSEM staff to review grant proposals, and prepare grant recommendations

·        Participate in the communications with grant recipients to gather progress reports.

·        Actively support evaluation of the Michigan Justice Fund in partnership with MJF’s evaluator, both in order to strengthen the existing work and to learn lessons for future efforts.

FUNDRAISING AND DONOR STEWARDSHIP

·        Actively support fundraising and donor prospecting/cultivation activities

·        Build relationships with potential donors and maintain relationships with existing donors through information sharing, donor events, and regular communication

COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

·        Serve as spokesperson nationally and locally for the Michigan Justice Fund

·        Prepare regular MJF updates and other information briefings for the Steering Committee, funders, grantees and strategic partners

·        Assist in coordinating special events to enhance understanding of the MJF’s programmatic work

·        Actively seek opportunities to introduce the MJF to key community, public and private sector constituents, and look for opportunities for collaborative partnerships

  • Promote and facilitate cooperation and collaboration among nonprofit organizations

·        Attend regional/national network meetings, providing updates and obtain information

·        Oversee the timeliness of MJF information on the CFSEM website and ensure that the MJFs website is an effective tool for communicating the Foundation’s program strategy

·        Act as a key resource for information, networking, and communications for the Michigan Justice Fund, serving as an effective liaison between MJF partners and grant seekers

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Understanding of the criminal justice reform sector, including issue content knowledge (applied knowledge preferred), and understanding of diverse tactics and strategies including policy advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

·        Based in Michigan/willingness to move to Michigan for the duration of this role

·        Commitment to center the voices of directly impacted communities, including analysis of disproportionate impact of the justice system based on race, class, and gender

·        Ability to travel regularly (post-COVID-19) both in-state and out-of-state for convenings, conferences, etc.

·        Facilitation and training experience, including design of educational materials for diverse audiences

·        Ability to function as a member of a team and to supervise others as the project continues to grow

·        Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to think creatively and strategically, in both the design and execution of programs

·        Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with persons and communities of diverse cultural, economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds

·        Willing to continuously acquire new skills and knowledge and share with partners and colleagues

·        Exceptional presentation skills and a strong professional presence

·        Ability to prioritize and handle multiple deadlines effectively 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Fundraising and donor stewardship experience

·        Grantmaking experience

·        Five years or more experience in a similar position in a related field, with
progressively greater responsibilities

How To Apply

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Our office is located in Detroit, Michigan and the position is based there.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Nancy Davies, Human Resources Director,  at careeropportunities@cfsem.org.  Please reference Michigan Justice Fund Director in your subject line of your email.

In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, political or union affiliation, disability or any factor prohibited by law.

Eden Prairie

Manager, Program Operations, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

The Organization

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) supports efforts to enhance quality of life and prevent and relieve suffering of children, families, and seniors; preserve and promote the environment and the arts; and encourage the humane treatment of animals.

Founded by the late Margaret A. Cargill, MACP actively partners with capable organizations to make a lasting difference for individuals and communities, with particular attention to overlooked causes. MACP’s combined assets (Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation) place us among the top ten foundations in the United States.

MACP develops and implements integrated grantmaking strategies across seven programmatic areas we call domains: Arts & Cultures, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Environment, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, Teachers, and Legacy & Opportunity.

Our grantmaking approach is rooted in direction from our founder and reflects our Philosophy of Grantmaking.

Position Overview

The Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) seeks nominations and applications for the newly created role of Manager, Program Operations. MACP consists of two grantmaking entities – the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Foundation, both of which were funded by the late Margaret A. Cargill. MACP organizes most of its grantmaking activities into seven program domains with defined strategic boundaries. These seven domains include: Animal Welfare, Arts & Cultures, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Environment, Quality of Life, Teachers, and Legacy & Opportunity. Additional funds are awarded through special grant programs including an employee matching gift program.

MACP created the program operations function in 2018 within a culture that fosters a high level of cross-functional collaboration to improve the quality of its grantmaking. Embedded within the program team, Program Operations works closely with MACP leadership to ensure the effectiveness of MACP’s grantmaking, promoting a culture of rigor, stewardship, strategic clarity and accountability, and impact.

Following the hire of the first Director, Program Operations, the growing team now is responsible for: 1) supporting the effective operation and ongoing improvement of MACP’s grantmaking processes, practices, policies and systems; 2) supporting cross-functional efforts to ensure that MACP is in compliance with regulations and laws that govern our work; and 3) supporting the planning and implementation of program leadership goals.

The Manager, Program Operations will join the team during an exciting moment of growth and opportunity to play a critical role in the evolving scope of work of the MACP Program Operations team. Reporting to the Director, Program Operations, this position will focus primarily on facilitating the implementation of key program leadership initiatives and program operation priorities, the continual improvement of MACP’s grantmaking practices and processes, the implementation and optimization of a new business intelligence reporting tool for Programs, as well as assisting with special projects.

For a full position description, please visit: https://npag.com/current-searches-all/macp-po

How To Apply

MACP is partnering with Allison Kupfer Poteet, Cara Pearsall, and Julian Jackson of NPAG in this search. Applications including a cover letter, addressed to the MACP hiring team, describing your interest that includes a short statement about how you have fostered a positive, values-based organizational culture, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: macp-mpo@npag.com. 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.

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

Flexible

Director, Early Educator Investment Collaborative

The Organization

Overview of the Collaborative

The Early Educator Investment Collaborative (the Collaborative) is a national early childhood funder collaborative that has come together to transform the early childhood education workforce. The Collaborative envisions a country in which there is no opportunity gap among children, and every child makes significant and sustained gains in cognitive, social, and emotional development through their early care and education experience.

To achieve this vision, the Collaborative seeks to ensure every young child in an early care and education (ECE) program has an educator who is well prepared, possesses competencies needed to promote healthy learning and development, and is compensated appropriately.

The Collaborative is enacting two strategies to fulfill its vision:
-Educator Preparation: Under this strategy, the Collaborative is working to transform how institutions of higher education (IHEs) prepare ECE teachers.
-Compensation: Under this strategy, the Collaborative is working toward an increased and appropriate compensation for ECE professionals.

The Collaborative is represented by a Steering Committee of funders and informed by an Advisory Committee of experts, with deep experience in early childhood. The Collaborative is fiscally sponsored by TSNE, an organization that provides grants and financial management, consulting, and training services to strengthen nonprofits.

Position Overview

Role of the Director

The Director will bring a substantial level of knowledge in and passion for ECE, and deep knowledge of the ECE workforce. This includes an understanding of the demographic composition of the ECE teaching workforce in the U.S., the status of access to competency-based preparation for lead teachers, the historical antecedents and barriers to appropriate compensation for the workforce, and the impact of external forces – including, but not limited to, systemic oppression and the racialized and gender wealth gaps, and how these affect the stability of the ECE workforce.  The Director reports to the Steering Committee (SC), the governing body for the Collaborative, under a mutual agreement with TSNE.

The Director will also demonstrate a proven track record of leadership, execution, and consensus-building, to lead the Collaborative forward toward its goal of dramatically of eliminating the opportunity gap by improving the status of the ECE workforce via increased compensation and competency-based preparation. The Director will be the nexus and day-to-day leader of the Collaborative, skillfully implementing the Collaborative Steering Committee’s dual strategic focus on competency-based preparation and compensation for lead ECE teachers.  The Director will engage directly with the communities of intended impact. This includes, but is not limited to, working with the ECE workforce itself, individuals working in IHEs that prepare the workforce, and policymakers, advocates, and grassroots organizers working to increase workforce compensation and access to competency-based preparation.  The ability to effectively engage and comfortably communicate with many different audiences is essential.  As the first staff member for the Collaborative, an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated capacity to be a “self-starter” will be necessary to thrive and succeed.

The Director will be an employee of TSNE and will have the flexibility ability to hire one full-time equivalent position(s) for support staff to assist with content and logistics or another identified need.

Responsibilities
-Implement, refine, and help evolve the Collaborative’s strategy and content as defined by the SC to transform the ECE workforce and serve as direct liaison to the SC co-chairs
-Serve as the day-to-day leader of all Collaborative activities, including staff management and supervision, communications, fundraising, financial planning, strategic planning, and stakeholder management
-In conjunction with the Collaborative, develop, issue, and manage requests for proposals to solicit grants and contracts
-Oversee grantees and contractors for the Collaborative, potentially including an external evaluator to measure progress against the strategy
-Oversee/Supervise logistics and administrative supports
-Manage the learning table for the Collaborative higher education grantees
-Provide technical assistance to grantees as needed
-Convene and facilitate the Collaborative’s Steering Committee and sub-committee regular meetings, as well as the Expert Advisory Committee, the Technical Assistance Advisory Group, and Aligned Contributing funders.
-Accountable to individual foundations such as facilitating grants to the Collaborative, handling funder specific requests, and tracking of funder allocations and distributions
-Oversee and work with the Collaborative’s communications firm and communications sub-committee to manage external communications, serving as a spokesperson for the initiative when appropriate.
-Ensure strategic alignment of grants issued by independent foundations across the six principles intended to capture the spirit of collaboration and transparency in grantmaking, reporting, and evaluation, among the Contributing Funders acting through the Steering Committee, including as related to: providing resources to achieve shared vision, grantmaking and contracting, reporting from fiscal sponsor, monitoring and evaluation, relationships, and confidentially.

Qualifications

Education & Experience
-Bachelor’s degree required and an advanced degree in a relevant field strongly preferred
-5+ years working in the early childhood sector, with specific experience related to ECE workforce system development a must
-5+ years of management with increasing responsibility

Skills:

In addition to the attributes described in the role above, the successful candidate will have:
-Ability to think strategically and successfully execute the Collaborative’s strategy
-Ability to move seamlessly between big picture / strategic thinking and highly detailed execution and is responsive to changing environments
-Strong management skills, both project and staff management
-Facilitation and management of meetings in person and on-line is a strength; an ability to set clear agendas, practice good listening skills, and work toward building consensus
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills including communicating a compelling vision that attracts others to the work
-Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation
-Excellent critical-thinking skills and ability to prioritize and think about long-term goals
-Energetic and resourceful, with creative problem-solving skills and learning orientation
-Sound judgment and the highest ethical standards
-Strong foundation in ECE and the status of the early childhood workforce and extensive knowledge of related research
-Comfort working independently and in a collaborative team environment
-Passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a demonstrated ability to lead with cultural sensitivity

Location
This will be a telework position. Funders are flexible on location.

Term
The Collaborative funders have committed to funding this role for a minimum of two years.

How To Apply

pplication Guidelines
This search is being conducted by TSNE and the Collaborative.  All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential.

Please include a resume and a cover letter with salary range expectations, information regarding how you learned of the position, and a description of how your qualifications and experience match the Collaborative’s needs and mission. All submissions of candidacy will be accepted until the position is filled. The compensation range for this position is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget and in conjunction with TSNE’s benefits package.

TSNE / the Collaborative actively seek a diverse pool of candidates and welcome people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, religions, ages, and sexual orientations to apply. As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE / the Collaborative will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

Greensboro, NC

VP, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

The Organization

Position Title: Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Reports To: President

Overview:

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG) is a public charity serving greater Greensboro and Guilford County in North Carolina.  Under the direction of a volunteer board of community leaders, the Community Foundation receives charitable funds from donors, invests those funds, distributes funds to charitable causes, provides services and grants to nonprofit agencies and the community, and leads, convenes and facilitates issues important to its communities.

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro proudly upholds the tenets of an equal opportunity employer.

Position Overview

The Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VP-DEI) champions the Foundation’s guiding principles of our DEI Statement and Community Pledge (see addendum.) The VP-DEI leads the design, implementation, and monitoring of policies and programs that support a diverse and inclusive workplace and develops strategic partnerships with diverse community groups. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the VP-DEI works closely with leaders across the Foundation organization, soliciting and utilizing input, to build a meaningful, motivational, and sustainable approach to diversity, equity and inclusion, in all aspects of its internal and external work.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Develops and supports initiatives, policies, and practices, including ongoing education and training programs, that promote a culture of inclusion and develop the skills of staff to work effectively, respectfully, and equitably with diverse members of our team and community

Educates and interacts with members of the Board, Executive Committee, Governance Committee and Personnel Committee especially as relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion policies

Provides strategic thinking and subject matter expertise to the Senior Leadership team to integrate diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace practices

Leads the Foundation in managing certain human resource functions including the development and implementation of an operations manual, personnel policies and procedures, employee benefits, performance assessment and compensation programs

Integrates metrics into compensation and benefits process to ensure equitable treatment and industry alignment

Provides timely, accurate, and data-driven metrics on the progress of diversity, equity and inclusion goals to the President, Board, and community partners

Collaborates with the Development and Grants teams to communicate and advise on diversity and inclusion strategies with stakeholders and strategic partners

Stays abreast of relevant regulatory statutes, policy developments and national/local trends to ensure CFGG’s effectiveness and credibility of its work, and facilitates cross-functional team discussions to ensure accreditation with National Standards for US Community Foundations is maintained

Supervises the Manager, Employee Engagement and Operations

Carries out special assignments as needed

Required Capabilities:

Professionalism:

 Supports the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the Foundation to serve internal and external constituents

 Conducts self in a professional manner and maintains confidentiality

 Follows and supports Foundation policies and procedures

 Evaluates own performance and assumes responsibility for professional development

 Maintains current knowledge of all changes affecting area of work responsibilities

Teamwork:

 Participates as a team member utilizing a collaborative style to achieve mutual goals

 Provides proactive, creative cross-functional thinking and ideas to enhance service to customers

 Demonstrates ability to effectively work with diverse constituencies

 Actively participates in relevant meetings, and leads committees as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Required:

 Bachelor’s degree (Human Resources or relevant concentration) and preferably, a Master’s in Business or Non-profit Management

 At least seven years of progressive diversity and inclusion professional experience

 Interpersonal, organizational, time management, leadership and development skills

 Creativity and self initiative

Qualifications:

 A proven leader with senior level executive experience in developing and managing programs and resources in a dynamic and growing organization.

 Effective decision-making and problem-solving skills, initiative and resourcefulness to achieve goals

• Ability to facilitate open and honest dialogue that encourages staff and Board members to reflect, listen and learn from others’ experiences and to achieve positive outcomes for the Foundation

• Effectively balance big picture thinking and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize work and manage multiple demands

• Able to successfully interact, present and facilitate with and amongst a wide range of constituents

Our Pledge to the Greater Greensboro Community

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro was founded in 1983 with inclusiveness as one of our core values.

Our purpose is to improve the community and the lives of all its residents. We are governed by a 30+ member board that celebrates the diversity of Greensboro, so our decisions and recommendations are made truly for the benefit of all. We also bring people of diverse backgrounds together to discuss challenges affecting the community as a whole and help champion new initiatives to solve them.

To formally recognize our work in diversity, equity, and inclusion, in 2018, CFGG adopted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement, as follows:

“Our communities are diverse.  They include people of all ages and abilities, creeds and religions, cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, races, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. To pursue our mission, we will embrace our diversity, create opportunities for equity, commit ourselves to fairness, and promote inclusion of all people.”

Looking forward, we believe it is important to be intentional on our journey to be the champion of all people in our community and to “walk the walk” as stated above.

We, therefore, dedicate ourselves to the following guiding principles:

1. We are committed to continue building a diverse, inclusive, and representative organization

a. We will measure the diversity of our board, volunteers serving on our committees, and leadership within our strategic initiatives to reflect the diversity of our community

b. We will share our learnings and evolution openly with the community

2. We are committed to a diverse and representative staff

a. We will hire all open positions from a diverse pool of candidates, and will measure the diversity of our staff and management annually to reflect the diversity of our community

b. We will hire a Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

c. We will provide racial equity trainings and professional development opportunities for all staff annually

3. We are committed to working with a diversity of vendors with a focus on those who are local

a. We will perform an internal analysis of our vendors to ensure equitable opportunities for all

b. We will give preference to local vendors over national ones and track annually

c. We will include vendors who are representative of the diversity of our community, including women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) and historically underutilized businesses (HUB)

4. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work

a. We will measure the diversity of donors engaged in our work to ensure that diverse voices are represented in the philanthropic leadership of our community

b. We will measure the diversity of grantees we support and track their respective impact on equity and inclusion

c. We will communicate the results of our efforts through all appropriate channels, with an emphasis on storytelling

5. We are committed to invest significant resources into initiatives that will address racial equity issues in our community

a. We will invest $250,000 in the Black Investments in Greensboro Equity Fund and continue our involvement with the Expanding Community Giving initiative

b. We will support convenings and projects that address issues of diversity and inclusion

c. We will implement appropriate equity metrics into our workforce development initiatives, including: 60 x 30, Say Yes Guilford, Forward Cities, and others.

How To Apply

Apply to careers@cfgg.org

Hamilton, NJ

Chief Development Officer, Grounds For Sculpture

The Organization

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture park, contemporary art museum, and arboretum, uniquely situated on restored landscape that was once home to the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Opened to the public in 1992, it has become one of the premier cultural destinations in New Jersey, welcoming and enchanting three million visitors since then. GFS was founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson, who saw the potential of the neighboring bygone fairgrounds as a place where artwork could be sited within the landscape, and visitors could delight in discovering contemporary sculpture. Grounds For Sculpture was designed to provide a space for visitors to engage with contemporary sculpture in an intuitive and self-directed way. The nonprofit organization presents and conserves an exceptional collection of nearly 300 contemporary sculptures, provides rotating exhibitions from established and emerging artists in six indoor galleries, and offers engaging and educational programs for all ages year-round, which include lectures from top minds, hands-on workshops, tours, concerts, and performances.

Position Overview

Grounds For Sculpture
Chief Development Officer
Hamilton, NJ

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture park, contemporary art museum, and arboretum, uniquely situated on restored landscape that was once home to the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Opened to the public in 1992, it has become one of the premier cultural destinations in New Jersey, welcoming and enchanting three million visitors since then. GFS was founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson, who saw the potential of the neighboring bygone fairgrounds as a place where artwork could be sited within the landscape, and visitors could delight in discovering contemporary sculpture. Grounds For Sculpture was designed to provide a space for visitors to engage with contemporary sculpture in an intuitive and self-directed way. The nonprofit organization presents and conserves an exceptional collection of nearly 300 contemporary sculptures, provides rotating exhibitions from established and emerging artists in six indoor galleries, and offers engaging and educational programs for all ages year-round, which include lectures from top minds, hands-on workshops, tours, concerts, and performances.

Grounds For Sculpture seeks candidates for the newly enhanced role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Development Sub-Committee of the Board, the CDO is a member of the leadership team and oversees all functions of fundraising, including individual major and principal gifts, corporate and foundation giving, planned gifts, annual fund and membership programs, special fundraising events, and prospect research. The CDO will also work closely with a highly respected, engaged, and talented volunteer leadership group and serve as a key strategic partner to the Executive Director, working collaboratively across the organization to carry out Grounds For Sculpture’s mission. Key priorities for the CDO include the following: building out the infrastructure and processes for a sustainable, comprehensive, major-gifts-focused development program; establishing a culture of philanthropy across the organization; leading donor discovery, and enhancing the levels of engagement with current and prospective donors; creating greater awareness of Grounds For Sculpture’s mission to combine art and beckoning spaces to welcome, surprise and engage visitors in the artist’s act of invention; and, ultimately, aligning external funding with the financial needs of GFS. The CDO will supervise a current staff of four (down from a staff of seven prior to the COVID-19 staff reductions), and it is expected that the CDO will lead team expansion over time commensurate with the growth of the development program and GFS overall. Last year, the department secured a total of approximately $2.4 million in contributed revenue. (An additional $4.5 million of earned income came through admission, membership, and other sources.)

As Grounds for Sculpture is steadfastly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), an ethos which permeates all areas and levels of the organization, the CDO must possess the cultural capacity, lived experience, and shared commitment to DEI in the hiring of a diverse staff, and in all external affairs as it relates to supporting GFS’ values and goals of inclusivity. The Chief Development Officer must possess the skills and sensitivity to navigate and successfully cultivate a donor base reflective of the region’s diverse constituency.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree and strong academic credentials that will be credible to donors and other stakeholders are preferred.
  • A minimum of seven to 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, annual giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign (planning, implementation, management, and successful conclusion), preferably within a major cultural institution, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of significant supervisory experience, including experience creating and managing a budget. A strong record of recruiting and developing exceptional people and fostering a transparent work environment where collegiality is a key to success.
  • Hands-on experience with six and seven-figure gifts and greater, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies for grooming the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors. Success in securing gifts from both defined and undefined constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement philanthropic initiatives and achieve goals. A working understanding of how to effectively leverage various communication mediums and distribution channels to support philanthropic initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the players, strategies, and trends in the region’s philanthropy is preferred, particularly as it relates to the diverse constituency therein. Must have the ability to navigate the region’s philanthropic elite with aplomb.
  • An understanding of and commitment to diversity with the ability to work effectively with stakeholders from disparate backgrounds; cultural competency with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual, and gender identity.
  • A passion for and dedication to Grounds for Sculpture’s vision to be a leader, creative magnet, and vibrant space that invites a diverse public to create, learn, and discover personal meaning in their interactions with art, artists, nature, and one another. Ability to inspire and engage others as a senior representative of this important cultural entity.

Grounds For Sculpture, Inc. adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Grounds For Sculpture has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

How To Apply

Grounds For Sculpture has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Houston, TX

Community Partnerships Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation

The Organization

The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) believes all Texans deserve to be healthy. EHF is committed to transform the health of our communities by going beyond just the doctor’s office. By providing millions of dollars in grants, working with congregations and community partners, and providing important research, we’re supporting solutions that address the underlying causes of poor health. EHF was established in 2013 and is based in Houston. With more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and works to help 10 million people across 57 Texas counties.  #HealthNotJustHealthcare

Position Summary: The Episcopal Health Foundation believes that healthy communities are created when diverse people work together to develop community-driven, people-centered, health-oriented systems. Individuals, organizations, and coalitions can be powerful forces in changing the systems that impact community health when they are effectively engaged.

The Community Partnerships Officer supports the Foundation’s Community Engagement efforts and works with the Director of Community Engagement to develop and implement EHF’s capacity building strategies for strengthening community health. This is a new position that will work with community health coalitions and organizations to advocate for health equity, including racial justice and the social determinants of health. This person will be responsible for developing the strategy and leading the planning and implementation for expanding EHF’s work to strengthen community health coalitions and expand advocacy for health equity in our region.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Work with the Director of Community Engagement to develop and implement the Foundation’s overall community engagement strategy for delivering on the vision, consistent with the direction set by the Foundation’s board

• Work with the Community Engagement team to develop, plan, coordinate and implement community coalition building and engagement activities

• Develop training and other capacity building opportunities for community leaders to support and strengthen coalitions and advocate for health equity in their communities

• Develop and implement strategies for strengthening public advocacy work on health equity among EHF partner organizations

• Manage relationships with consultants and partner organizations for community engagement work

• Build knowledge of best practices for strengthening community collaborative efforts for health equity (including racial equity) and ensure that those practices are part of the Foundation’s work

• Help disseminate information on EHF’s goals, desired outcomes and strategies among community stakeholders, and communicate community perceptions back to the foundation

• Provide a high level of accountability and responsiveness to the diverse communities served by EHF

• Collaborate with other EHF divisions to support the integration of EHF’s engagement capacity across the organization; May lead cross-divisional projects as needed

Qualifications and Skills:

• Must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience in program development, community organizing, community collaborative development or related work; Master’s degree in an associated field is preferred;

• Experience working with community collaboratives or partnerships

• Experience working in health equity and/or social determinants of health preferred

• Demonstrated experience working to address racial equity issues strongly preferred

• Track record of success in developing new ideas and innovative approaches, strategy development and program planning

• Experience with public advocacy work and campaign strategies preferred

• Track record of working successfully across a diverse range of communities, institutions and population groups and building commitment among stakeholders

• Experience interfacing with a variety of stakeholders such as elected officials, community leaders and grassroots constituencies

• Exceptional relationship management skills and the ability to diffuse difficult situations

• Strong writing and presentation skills

• Experience in convening and facilitation of individuals and groups to work on collaborative projects

• Strong and creative strategic thinker

All employees are expected to comply with EHF values, EHF citizenship expectations and EHF policies and procedures. These include: taking responsibility for actions and outcomes, being a good stewardship of resources, being transparent, being a team player, producing high quality work and maintaining a high level of productivity. All employees are expected to have sound knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply at https://www.episcopalhealth.org/about/work-with-us/  The position will remain open until filled.

Kansas City, MO

Program Officer, Kauffman Foundation

The Organization

BACKGROUND

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion.

The Foundation’s vision is to foster “a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.” In service of this vision, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas—education and entrepreneurship—which our founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum. A quality education is the foundation for self-sufficiency, preparing young people for success in college and in life. Many young adults will work in businesses started by entrepreneurs. Some will become entrepreneurs themselves, providing jobs and wealth for society.

Our mission:

To help individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success, consistent with the aspirations of our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman.

Position Overview

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Program Officer (PO) manages a diverse grant portfolio that focuses on supporting our work within the Kansas City metropolitan area. The PO will work collaboratively with other entrepreneurship, education, and Foundation staff, while supporting departmental initiatives through program and grant development, project management, and relationship building. Relationship building and partnership includes collaborating with and convening diverse stakeholders who help position Kansas City as a leader in improving quality of life for all residents through cultural, social, and economic investments.

Specific Responsibilities include: 

  • Supports the vice president of KC Civic in exploring bold ideas that foster Kansas City’s economic development capacity and providing oversight for a cross Foundation initiative focused on building inclusive prosperity, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship focused economic development, including managing and tracking progress toward the logic model for this initiative.

·       Serves as the primary liaison to the We Grow KC Coalition. This Coalition is an outgrowth of the Foundation’s efforts to steer Opportunity Zone investments toward projects in underserved areas and to ensure that the residents have a voice in the decision making for their community.

·       Monitors the progress and implementation of local economic development research and planning initiatives related to cross Foundation work referenced above.

·       Works in collaboration with colleagues across the Foundation to share and receive information about KC Civic issues, initiatives and grants.

·       Stewards a wide range of content knowledge on all issues that are of interest to the department.

·       Builds key partnerships— acting as a catalyst, colleague, and advocate who is dedicated to educating groups on Kauffman Foundation initiatives and engagement.

·       Identifies and evaluates the most innovative and effective organizations, through a lens of racial, equity, diversity and inclusion, that support KC Civic’s strategic and departmental goals for funding strategic grant recommendations in support of large, multi-year level grants as appropriate.

·       Represents the Foundation by attending meetings and/or accepting speaking engagements both locally and regionally.

Grant Making Responsibilities:

·       Rigorously evaluates potential grantees based on strategic fit and grant guidelines and seeks new grants ensuring proposed investments are aligned with program strategies.

·       Provides clear, concise, and insightful written analysis and recommendations for funding.

·       Identifies program partners, reviews proposals, develops grants, and presents proposals to the vice president of KC Civic for consideration.

·       Prepares and manages project management plans, specifically relative to cross Foundation initiatives.

·       Manages and oversees assigned grant portfolio (strong emphasis on supporting cross foundation initiatives) including monitoring grantee spending and performance:

o   Establishes goals, outcomes, and metrics to be achieved with each grantee over the term of the grant, documented in grant agreement.

o   Monitors grantee performance through analysis of outcome data, grantee reports, and site visits.

o   Identifies grantee challenges and provides recommendations for interventions.

o   Tracks effectiveness of interventions.

·       Provides data and updates for board reports.

·       Works collaboratively with grants administration, evaluation, and legal in all stages of the proposal from intake to commitment letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

Education: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, political science, public administration, business, economics, or related area of study preferred or equivalent years of experience.

Work Experience: Minimum five years of progressive experience in public, private or non-profit sector; background in community and economic development and neighborhood and community engagement. Understanding of the Opportunity Zone Act and/or familiarity with city government and community development financial institutions, preferred.

Travel: This position may require occasional travel.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates for this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-directed work, detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively across teams and departments.  Incumbents must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities and constant change.

Incumbents in this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-directed work, detail-oriented, and able to work collaboratively across teams and departments.  Incumbents must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities, and constant change.

A successful candidate profile:

  • Understands the history of the Foundation, its founder, vision, and mission.
  • Passionately pursues an understanding of and has experience with the complex dynamics and relationships between people and organizations within the Kansas City community including knowledge of and experience with leaders in relevant sectors, e.g., nonprofit community, local funders, economic development institutions, civic institutions.
  • Has experience working in diverse communities—including low-and-moderate income communities and in racially diverse communities.
  • Is familiar with and has deep knowledge of the landscape of Kansas City relative to economic and community development
  • Demonstrates consensus-building skills with the capacity to forge strong working relationships, through influence and persuasion, with people at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Has at least one year of direct project management experience using project management skills, tools, and best practices with the ability to manage projects to completion; including informing key stakeholders, as needed, throughout the project.

·       Manages multiple projects simultaneously with exceptional organizational skills including the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and meet or exceed deadlines.

·       Possesses a general knowledge of budgets and financial reporting.

·       Has excellent communication skills including well-developed verbal skills, writing and research skills, and strong presentation skills.

  • Accesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to assimilate new information and processes quickly.
  • Possesses strong computer literacy skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications. Previous experience working in Salesforce or other customer relationship management (CRM) system is preferred.
  • Has a personal values system that encompasses the highest standards of humility, humor, stewardship, respect, excellence, openness, inclusiveness and professional ethics reflective of the Kauffman Foundation.

All statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. This document describes the position currently available.  The organization reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

How To Apply

Apply here.

Kansas City, MO

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Engagement Manager, Kauffman Foundation

The Organization

BACKGROUND

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion.

The Foundation’s vision is to foster “a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.” In service of this vision, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas—education and entrepreneurship—which our founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum. A quality education is the foundation for self-sufficiency, preparing young people for success in college and in life. Many young adults will work in businesses started by entrepreneurs. Some will become entrepreneurs themselves, providing jobs and wealth for society.

Our mission:

To help individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success, consistent with the aspirations of our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman.

Position Overview

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Chief Talent, Integration & Culture Officer, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Engagement Manager will manage and coordinate efforts related to Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) initiatives and overall associate engagement for the Foundation.

The Foundation is on a long-term REDI journey and we’re seeking an individual who will bring both head and heart to this work. This is work that requires action and visible progress as well as ongoing care for associates. We’re calling that out because we seek an individual who will bring deep expertise, thoughtful strategy and execution, while also bringing deep compassion, authenticity, care and heart to this important work.

 Specific Responsibilities include:

 Foster a culture that advances REDI through policies, practices and partnerships

  • Facilitate the Foundation’s ability to work as a trusting, strong team – both in internal partnerships and in building relationships with the communities we serve.
  • Work in partnership with the Chief Talent, Integration & Culture Officer to establish objectives and outcomes for the Foundation REDI (race, equity, diversity, and inclusion) efforts designed to attract, retain and promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.
  • Lead the implementation of internal policies and practices to support REDI in areas including talent, engagement and inclusion.
  • Contribute to internal and external communications strategy that enables the Foundation to pro-actively plan and communicate the Foundation’s REDI commitment, voice, and accomplishments.
  • Maintain a strong awareness of REDI issues and trends; educate internal stakeholders on diversity, equity and inclusion matters.
  • Cultivate partnerships with community members, community organizations, and stakeholders aligned to REDI mission and goals.

The responsibilities described above – especially regarding communication, outcomes and impact of this work, and cultivating partnerships will require a highly collaborative approach. The person in this role will work closely with the Talent & Culture team as well as team members across the Foundation who also share responsibilities for REDI internally and externally.

Foster REDI through the Foundation’s approach to Talent Attraction and Retention

  • Partner with colleagues in Talent and Culture to integrate REDI methodologies that drive diverse talent identification, development and retention strategies.
  • Bring an equity lens to all talent practices – including onboarding, growth and development and performance management.
  • Oversee all aspects of the intern program including intern selection, program development and program execution.

Manage REDI associate skill development, learning and growth

  • Develop and drive the implementation of education, tools, partnerships and processes focused on the development of a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace in alignment with Foundation objectives.

Associate Relations – serve as REDI internal point of contact, coach, sounding board and facilitator for opportunities, issues and challenges related to race, equity, diversity and inclusion. This includes facilitating/supporting repair practices.

  • Develop and continuously strengthen effective relationships with associates across the Foundation to create the conditions for high-trust, high-performance, and a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture.
  • Support associate care and wellness – including holding associate healing spaces that acknowledge and are sensitive to the trauma associates carry with them.
  • Coach and mentor associates on REDI-related issues.

Associate Engagement – manage overall associate engagement efforts with a REDI lens

  • Promote awareness and understanding of REDI within the Foundation and instill REDI awareness and practices into the workplace culture.
  • Advance REDI approach and programming across engagement opportunities, speaker series, and other development opportunities.
  • Set direction and manage overall associate engagement via the Kauffman Engagement teams and initiatives.
  • Lead the Kauffman Engagement Team to create a range of relationship building and engagement opportunities. Develop and deploy employee engagement group strategies that support team and departmental work along with the broader Foundation REDI work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, business, human resources or related fields. REDI/DEI certifications preferred. Coursework in critical race theory preferred.

Work Experience: Professional track record of a minimum of 3 or more years of experience advancing diversity, equity, engagement and inclusion.

Travel: This position may require occasional business travel.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates for this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-direction, detail oriented, and able to work collaboratively in a teamwork capacity.  Candidates must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities, and constant change.

A successful candidate profile:

  • Strategic thinker with a demonstrated track-record in anticipating trends in diversity, equity and inclusion practices for associate attraction, development and retention.
  • Experience inside an organization with a mature diversity, equity and inclusion approach.
  • Demonstrates a deep commitment to an equitable and inclusive workplace. Has knowledge, experience and a commitment to ongoing personal and organizational growth to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Strong preference for a candidate with prior training/professional development healing and restoration, facilitating difficult conversations, unconscious bias, microaggressions and practices for advancing equity in the workplace.
  • Should be tactful and diplomatic with good listening skills and an approachable personality. Must be capable of building and sustaining long-term relationships.
  • Keeps confidences, easily handles confidential material appropriately.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills; builds productive relationships with people both similar and different to themselves; strong team player.
  • Strong project management experience and thrives in matrixed work environments.
  • Exceptional organizational skills including the ability to meet or exceed expectations with regard to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills which include a team-oriented approach.
  • Launched and led successful diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives which required developing plan and actions.
  • Led a major transformation or change initiative.
  • Demonstrated progress against organizational resistance or barriers.
  • Should have a personal values system that encompasses the highest standards of humility, humor, stewardship, respect, excellence, openness and professional ethics reflective of the Kauffman Foundation.

How To Apply

All of the statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. This document describes the position currently available.  The organization reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

To apply.

ME, CT, Flexible

Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Jackson Laboratory (JAX)

The Organization

Founded in 1929, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is a leading science institute dedicated to discovering precise genomic solutions for disease and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Position Overview

JAX seeks a Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to lead the development and implementation of bold and proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in support of JAX values, culture and strategic priorities. This role will be responsible for bringing and leading world-class diversity practices to JAX and will champion the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive environment covering every part of the JAX organization.

How To Apply

please contact recruiters@jax.org

 

Morristown, NJ

Vice President of Programs, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The Organization

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey.  Over the course of over 45 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has distributed almost $500 million to nonprofits and currently has more than $300 million in assets.  It has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future.  The Foundation has a staff of 15 and is led by Tanuja Dehne, who joined the Foundation as its first woman of color President and CEO in 2019.

Position Overview

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Vice President of Programs

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey.  Over the course of over 45 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has distributed almost $500 million to nonprofits and currently has more than $300 million in assets.  It has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future.  The Foundation has a staff of 15 and is led by Tanuja Dehne, who joined the Foundation as its first woman of color President and CEO in 2019.

The Dodge Foundation seeks a visionary Vice President of Programs (Vice President) to serve as a critical leader at the Foundation during a period of organizational, programmatic, and culture change, providing oversight and management of all programmatic activities and ensuring alignment with Foundation goals and values.  Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President is a new leadership position created to lead the Foundation’s grantmaking activities as it transforms its program priorities to focus on equity, anti-racism, and justice.  The Vice President will infuse the Equity Framework in programmatic activities to ensure alignment with Foundation goals and values.  While most grantees operate in the State of New Jersey and are focused on issues and concerns specific to the State, the Vice President will be well-versed in issues of equity, justice, advocacy and organizing more broadly.

The Vice President’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves as an active member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Acts as a close advisor and thought partner to the President and CEO
  • Under the advisement of the Board of Directors and in partnership with the President and CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President of People, Culture and Equity align program activities and priorities in accordance with the Foundation’s vision of an equitable New Jersey and commitment to anti-racism
  • Develop and implement new initiatives that more closely reflect the Foundation’s mission and new funding priorities, with attention to opportunities that go beyond grantmaking to expand the Foundation’s reach and impact towards equitable outcomes
  • Identify priorities, gaps, and trends in program areas and make recommendations accordingly
  • Identify and cultivate new relationships and networks that closely align with the Foundation’s desire to deepen the impact of the Foundation’s programmatic work
  • Lead the Program Staff by providing guidance, support, mentorship, and direct supervision of program directors, officers and associates; create opportunities for team members’ leadership and professional development and ensure that program team members are supported, valued, appreciated, and motivated to produce high-quality work
  • Work with Program Staff to set priorities including new program areas and determine what current work and grantees will need to be respectfully transitioned from the portfolio
  • Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, ensuring they can elevate their level of responsibility, program priorities, and performance
  • Lead annual planning and budgeting for programs and projects and contribute to annual organizational planning and budgeting; work closely with the CFO to budget and monitor programmatic operations to ensure sound fiscal and system management
  • Imagine and create new and different ways to share power and decision-making
  • Design, develop and implement methodologies for measurement and evaluation towards measurable and additional equitable outcomes

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

While no candidate will meet every qualification, ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • At least seven years’ experience with progressively more responsibility planning and leading multiple mission-driven programs in a philanthropic setting, with a preference for expertise in social justice grantmaking
  • Minimum of five years’ experience managing staff from diverse backgrounds, with strong experience in supporting staff development
  • Track record of effectively building strategic alliances and partnerships on behalf of an organization
  • Demonstrated experience in creative program design and implementation overseeing programs that successfully engage diverse communities with a strong understanding of best practices related to equity, anti-racism, community organizing, movement building and justice issues
  • Deep authentic knowledge of and experience working in the New Jersey philanthropic community is highly preferable
  • Experience and familiarity working with organizations in transformation and demonstrated ability to lead and manage major organizational change initiatives with tact, empathy, and alignment with the vision and values of the Foundation
  • Solid analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to innovate, with capacity to create or seize opportunities to improve program effectiveness and organizational outcomes
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including confidence and comfort with communication (oral and written) for a variety of audiences
  • Ability to provide leadership in the face of challenges or changing priorities and guide a team accustomed to longstanding norms that are being significantly changed
  • Experience as a collaborative leader with the ability to drive simultaneous, complex projects to measurable success
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred (Open to consideration of robust and relevant work experience)

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND VALUES

  • Deep passion for and a strong commitment to the vision and values of the Dodge Foundation
  • Transparent and collaborative leadership style with Board, staff, grantees, and other stakeholders
  • Displays sensitivity to how changing priorities will impact longstanding grantees and the Foundation staff who have nurtured these relationships over several years
  • Committed to leading with humility, empathy, and accessibility while demonstrating full alignment with the Foundation’s vision and commitment to anti-racism; serves as a leader in helping Foundation staff adjust to new opportunities and change
  • A creative thinker who encourages others to explore new ideas and perspectives and to adopt new approaches while implementing a shared vision
  • Deep passion for and commitment to honest and candid conversations and self-reflection about race, racial justice, privilege, social class and power dynamics, especially in the philanthropic context
  • Exceptional communication and conflict-resolution skills with experience navigating politically charged situations to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests
  • Ability to cultivate and sustain trust with colleagues, community partners, and stakeholders
  • Energetic leadership with high ethical standards and a commitment to bringing the best out in oneself and others, honesty, and integrity
  • The interpersonal strengths of an open-minded, curious, strategic, and creative thinker and active listener who can mediate diverse opinions to address shared needs
  • Strong relationship builder with the ability find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders
  • Conflict literacy and ability to receive critical feedback with compassion, curiosity and humility
  • Determination, drive, and results-driven mindset

COMPENSATION

For the Vice President of Programs position, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation anticipates an annual base starting salary of at least $160,000.  The Foundation is committed to supporting their staff with a competitive benefits package which presently includes 20 days of paid time-off plus holidays, professional development stipend, medical and dental coverage for staff and their families, and participation in a retirement savings plan, among other benefits.  All benefits are subject to modification by the Foundation at any time.  At the time of posting, consistent with the Executive Order in place in the State of New Jersey, all staff is encouraged to work remotely.  Policies regarding ongoing remote work options are under development.

TO APPLY:

Diversified Search and Koya Leadership Partners have been retained to assist in this search process.  Applications, nominations and further inquiries should be directed to DodgeVP@divsearch.com.   For best consideration, all materials should be received by October 23, 2020.  A full position description can be viewed at Dodge Foundation – Vice President of Programs.pdf.

THE GERALDINE R. DODGE FOUNDATION COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We employ qualified people without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; ancestry; disability; sexual orientation; pregnancy or breastfeeding; veteran or military status; marital status; civil union or domestic partnership status; arrest record; citizenship; credit history; genetic information; gender identity or expression; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking; or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Morristown, NJ

Vice President of People, Culture and Equity, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The Organization

The https://www.grdodge.org/Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey.  Over the course of over 45 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has distributed almost $500 million to nonprofits and currently has more than $300 million in assets.  It has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future.  The Foundation has a staff of 15 and is led by Tanuja Dehne, who joined the Foundation as its first woman of color President and CEO in 2019.

Position Overview

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Vice President of People, Culture and Equity

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey.  Over the course of over 45 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has distributed almost $500 million to nonprofits and currently has more than $300 million in assets.  It has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future.  The Foundation has a staff of 15 and is led by Tanuja Dehne, who joined the Foundation as its first woman of color President and CEO in 2019.

A newly created position reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of People, Culture and Equity (Vice President) will join Dodge to provide the leadership and vision to enliven a culture of equity at the Dodge Foundation.  In collaboration with the leadership team, the Vice President will ensure that organizational structures and grantmaking decisions are fully reflective of and inspired by an equity lens and embody strategic objectives.  The Vice President will guide the implementation of an overarching diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) vision and ensure continuous learning within the Foundation’s organizational culture and practices, as well as engagement with community and external stakeholders.

The Vice President’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves as an active member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Acts as a close advisor and thought partner to the President and CEO
  • Sets the strategic vision for the Foundation’s DEI efforts in all of the Foundation’s internal operations and external engagement
  • Infuses knowledge and best practices related to racial equity and other forms of disparity across the Foundation in all programming, communications, staff development and hiring/retention, internal culture-building, and business operations that works to eliminate system organizational marginalization and promotes inclusion and anti-racist practices
  • Establishes equitable policies and procedures from human resources to supply chain
  • Develops equitable talent recruitment, retention and development, performance evaluation and culture building programming and processes
  • Designs, develops and implements an enduring talent pipeline program or fellowship for the Foundation
  • Develops and executes an internal equity learning agenda, teambuilding and culture-building activities
  • Oversees internal and external strategic communications and engagement

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

While no candidate will meet every qualification, ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • A demonstrated understanding of intersecting identities that include, but are not limited to, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status
  • Deep, authentic knowledge with formal training in racial justice and equity and experience applying racial equity practices to organizational development and programs
  • Experience working with senior leaders and staff in driving a people strategy that aligns with the needs and culture of an organization
  • Functional knowledge of core areas of human resources including talent development, recruiting, organizational development, change management and organizational planning
  • Deep experience in conflict literacy and creating safe spaces where one can bring and share their best and authentic selves
  • Proven leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives aligned with organizational mission and proven ability to inspire and nurture a climate of inclusiveness
  • Experience as a collaborative leader with the ability to drive simultaneous, complex projects to measurable success
  • Deep passion for and commitment to honest and candid conversations and self-reflection about race, racial justice, privilege, social class and power dynamics, especially in the philanthropic context
  • Exceptional communication and conflict-resolution skills with experience navigating politically charged situations to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests
  • Demonstrated experience as a communicator comfortable in dialogue with a broad range of individuals at all levels of understanding of multicultural inclusion, non-discrimination, and anti-racism
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including confidence and comfort with communication (oral and written) for a variety of audiences
  • Ability to provide leadership in the face of challenges or changing priorities and guide a team accustomed to longstanding norms that are being significantly changed
  • Proven expertise and at least six years of leadership experience developing and achieving strategic DEI goals
  • Experience and familiarity working with organizations in transformation and demonstrated ability to lead and manage major organizational change initiatives with tact, empathy, and alignment with the vision and values of the Foundation
  • Prior experience preferably in a foundation, nonprofit organization, educational institution, governmental entity, or other complex organization
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred (Open to consideration of robust and relevant work experience)

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND VALUES

  • Deep passion for and strong commitment to the vision and values of the Dodge Foundation
  • Transparent and collaborative leadership style with Board, staff, grantees and other stakeholders
  • Committed to leading with humility, empathy, and accessibility while demonstrating full alignment with the Foundation’s new mission; served as a leader in helping Foundation staff adjust to new opportunities and change
  • A creative thinker who encourages others to explore new ideas and perspectives and to adopt new approaches while implementing a shared vision
  • Deep passion for and commitment to honest and candid conversations and self-reflection about race, racial justice, privilege, and social class
  • Exceptional communication and conflict-resolution skills with experience navigating politically charged situations to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests
  • Ability to cultivate and sustain trust with colleagues, community partners, and stakeholders
  • Extremely high capacity to manage one’s own emotions and to identify the emotions of others in order to support staff, with the ability to facilitate challenging and courageous conversations about race/racism and other topics
  • Energetic leadership with high ethical standards, and a commitment to bringing the best out in oneself and others, honesty, and integrity
  • Evidence of sound judgment and the ability to understand nuance
  • The interpersonal strengths of an open-minded, curious, strategic, and creative thinker and active listener who can mediate diverse opinions to address shared needs
  • Strong relationship builder with the ability to find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders
  • Conflict literacy and ability to receive critical feedback with compassion, curiosity and humility

COMPENSATION

For the Vice President of People, Culture and Equity position, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation anticipates an annual base starting salary of at least $160,000.  The Foundation is committed to supporting their staff with a competitive benefits package which presently includes 20 days of paid time-off plus holidays, professional development stipend, medical and dental coverage for staff and their families, and participation in a retirement savings plan, among other benefits.  All benefits are subject to modification by the Foundation at any time.  At the time of posting, consistent with the Executive Order in place in the State of New Jersey, all staff is encouraged to work remotely.  Policies regarding ongoing remote work options are under development.

TO APPLY:

Diversified Search and Koya Leadership Partners have been retained to assist in this search process.  Applications, nominations and further inquiries should be directed to DodgeVP@divsearch.com.  For best consideration, all materials should be received by October 23, 2020.  A full position description can be viewed at Dodge Foundation – Vice President of People, Culture and Equity.pdf.

THE GERALDINE R. DODGE FOUNDATION COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We employ qualified people without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; ancestry; disability; sexual orientation; pregnancy or breastfeeding; veteran or military status; marital status; civil union or domestic partnership status; arrest record; citizenship; credit history; genetic information; gender identity or expression; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking; or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Muncie, IN

Vice President for Development, Ball State University

The Organization

Located in Muncie, Indiana, Ball State University serves approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students across seven academic colleges with about 190 undergraduate programs. Ball State offers more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Originally founded to meet the need for more and better teachers, Ball State has earned a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation and serves as one of Indiana’s public research institutions while remaining committed to empowering its graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.

At Ball State University, diversity is an integral part of its identity. Success depends on the University’s efforts to cultivate inclusivity within its pedagogical, scholarly, and creative pursuits. Community is an inherent and crucial aspect of such efforts at local, national, and international levels. As the University recruits and trains a diverse administration, faculty/staff, and study body, it strives to ensure that Ball State students are prepared to engage and succeed in increasingly diverse environments. Ball State will be a place recognized for its positive climate—one where all stakeholders know that their contributions to the mission of the University are essential to success.

For more information about Ball State University and the Ball State University Foundation, visit bsu.edu and bsu.edu/foundation.

Ball State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Position Overview

Vice President for Development
Ball State University Foundation

The Ball State University Foundation is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to execute strategic direction for Ball State’s development team and fundraising campaign.

The Vice President for Development reports to the Ball State University Foundation President and Vice President for University Advancement and is responsible for driving all major gift activity for the Foundation. The person in this role works closely with the Chief Advancement Officer to help coordinate all principal giving efforts. The Vice President serves as a member of the Foundation’s executive leadership team and works in collaboration with the Foundation President to manage, motivate, and steward Foundation board members for the purpose of increasing philanthropic support to the Foundation and University. The incoming vice president will be expected to provide leadership to the development team, manage a comprehensive fundraising campaign, and develop an aggressive development program that increases the donor pipeline and ultimately increases private support to the institution.

The Vice President for Development should be highly motivated with a strong record of demonstrated fundraising experience and success in a highly complex organization or University setting. The incoming Vice President should be a self-starter, strong communicator and possess a high degree of integrity. The Vice President should have experiencing managing a fundraising department engaged in a comprehensive fundraising campaign of $100 million or more. The preferred candidate will have an advanced degree plus seven year of fundraising experience working in a complex organization or University setting, or a bachelor’s degree plus ten years of fundraising experience working in a complex organization or University setting.

How To Apply

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include, as separate documentation, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. WittKieffer is assisting the Ball State University Foundation in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by Monday, November 16. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal: https://candidateportal.wittkieffer.com/description?jobID=21907.

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Kim Brettschnieider

BallStateFoundationVP@wittkieffer.com

New York

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, Solar One

The Organization

Solar One is a fast-paced organization with programming throughout New York City’s five boroughs and in nearby New Jersey. Through specialized education across a range of audiences, we are addressing climate change and building the resiliency and sustainability of the region: forming students into the environmental stewards of tomorrow, developing the green workforce needed to reach our region’s environmental goals, and making renewable energy accessible and affordable for more and more local residents. Throughout our work, we seek to uplift the voices and goals of the communities we serve. This includes underserved schools, un- and under-employed adults seeking workforce training, and affordable housing and environmental justice organizations. A new Solar One Environmental Education Center slated to be built in 2022 will offer the opportunity to expand our programming, rebuild and diversify revenue streams, and provide a focal point for New York City’s development as an environmental leader.

Position Overview

The Director of Development will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Solar One’s revenue streams including private foundation grants, government contracts, individual giving, events, and fee-for-service; and building new revenue streams such as program-related investment, social impact investment funds, corporate sponsorships, earned income, and other emerging funding vehicles. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Co-Program Directors and the Development Team in all development and fundraising endeavors. We recognize that this is a time of economic uncertainty; but with uncertainty comes opportunity.  The Director of Development will be ready for the challenge of re-building revenue streams and exploring new sources of income within this uncertainty.  The position can operate remotely for the next 6-12 months and then will transition to in-person when the pandemic is under control.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must embrace the mission of Solar One.

Have strong interpersonal and writing skills.

Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, especially emerging or innovative funding streams.

Experience with the intersection of racial equity, social justice and climate change is a plus.

Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and past experience working with individuals from various backgrounds is helpful.

Have the desire to build external relationships.

Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.

Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense, and good listening ability.

Have experience in building successful social impact programs, public-private partnerships, as well as deep understanding of the public and social sector is helpful.

Five years of experience in professional fundraising or a related field.

ACTUAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monitor and implement best practices and understand fundraising trends in order to advise on strategy.

Work with the development and communications staff to identify and execute strategies for strengthening organizational storytelling across visibility opportunities, including print and digital resources as well as public events. This includes working with internal staff as well as communities we serve to craft stories that accurately reflect our work and values.

Oversee pilot projects and social impact programs with a connection to our core business. This includes, but is not limited to, building programs, identifying partners, liaising with internal departments and external stakeholders to execute and measure success.

Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.

Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements. This includes oversight of two existing writers.

Develop, plan, and direct the build-up and stewardship of an annual fund program; a capital campaign and other major fundraising drives; and fundraising special events.

Staff Board Development Committee meetings; supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff.

Work with Finance Department to set budget goals, track expenses, and report to donors.

Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.

How To Apply

Solar One offers a generous benefits package.  Compensation structure is flexible and is commensurate with experience.

If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@solar1.org.

Solar One values change and difference within the Solar One organization.  We strive to attain equity, inclusion and justice in all elements of our work.  We support the interdependent needs of people who lack access to renewable energy and resilience in a rapidly changing world. Solar One recruits and employs through a lens of equity and encourages people of all races, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, justice system involvement, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law to apply.

New York, NY

Director of Development, Park Avenue Armory

The Organization

Part American palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory fills a critical void in the cultural ecology of New York, supporting unconventional works in the performing and visual arts that cannot be fully realized in a traditional proscenium theater, concert hall, or white wall gallery. With its soaring column-free 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and its array of exuberant period rooms, the Armory enables artists to create, students to explore, and wide audiences to experience epic, adventurous, relevant work that cannot be done elsewhere in New York. Such was its impact in its first years that The New York Times declared, “Park Avenue Armory…has arrived as the most important new cultural institution in New York City.” More recently, The New York Times has noted that: “few cultural institutions have been as adept at pushing the cultural FOMO button, triggering that ‘fear of missing out’ that New Yorkers hate…” Alongside unconventional programming, a creativity-based Arts Education program for students from underserved public schools has found a special niche at the Armory, offering at no cost to schools, student performances for all Armory productions; curriculum enrichment to partner schools; and a paid and highly mentored Youth Corps internship program that includes job training and engagement with Armory artists.

Position Overview

The Armory seeks a highly organized, efficient, proactive development professional with the ability to oversee a team of seven focused on individual giving, events, and administration; carry a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals; ensure the smooth operation and maintenance of all systems and structures that support the achievement of goals for all philanthropic revenue streams; provide oversight for approximately 50 events a year, including a high-profile gala; and serve as a resource for the President, and other departments across the institution. The position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer and works closely with her to develop strategic direction and fundraising goals for the institution.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Cultivate, close and steward major gifts from a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals.

·         Oversee the Individual Giving team with campaigns for acquisition, stewardship, benefits and renewals for the Membership ($100 to $2,499), Avant-Garde Young Patron Program ($350 and $600), Chairman’s Circle ($2,500 to $25,000), and the Education Committee ($5,000).

·         Liaise with the president’s office, together with the CDO and Director of Individual Giving, on key major donor giving plans and solicitations.

·         Represent the Development Department at production meetings where all matters pertaining to drill hall productions are discussed. Communicate programming plans and funding needs/opportunities to the rest of the development team.

·         Together with the CDO, oversee a robust pipeline of major gifts prospecting and Board recruitment through research and Committee engagement.

·         Create narratives and reports for Board meetings and board committee meetings as necessary.

·         Directly communicate with Armory Board members on special projects like the Education Committee and education events.

·         With the Associate Director of Special Events, ensure timelines and activities for major events like the annual Gala are on schedule and provide organizational oversight for an additional 50+ smaller fundraising events a year.

·         Direct day-to-day operations of the development office, including direct management of a team of seven staff and integration of additional staff into event and solicitation calendars.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will be:

·         A highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to set priorities and manage the team executing against them.

·         An experienced development professional with an understanding of both the internal and external aspects of fundraising.

·         A personable individual comfortable working with prominent high-net-worth individuals in both formal and informal settings.

·         Experienced in development best practices with the ability to continually improve fundraising operations so the department works as efficiently and as effectively as possible.

·         A strong communicator and relationship builder with the ability to work within the department, across the institution, and externally.

·         An effective manager able to balance a collaborative nature with timely decision-making.

·         Confident, resilient, and have a great sense of humor.

·         10-15 years of senior level experience

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter in a single Word or PDF document saved as candidate’s first and last name.  All submissions should be emailed to HR@ARMORYONPARK.ORG with “Director of Development” in the subject line.  Only resumes and cover letters submitted in this format will be reviewed.  No phone calls, please.

Park Avenue Armory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from all interested candidates

New York, NY

Chief Philanthropy Officer, UNICEF USA

The Organization

UNICEF USA

Chief Philanthropy Officer
New York, NY

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most vulnerable children. The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The past two decades have seen important progress on child rights, yet while much has been achieved, sharp disparities remain. In most countries, inequality is higher today than a generation ago, including in middle income countries where a majority of the world’s poor children now live. The rapid pace of urbanization and the growing youth bulge in Africa and parts of Asia will require significant expansion of the provision of essential services for children. These challenges are compounded by the scale and complexity of crises triggered by conflict, natural disasters, or epidemics. The global community faces these challenges when the political and economic environments pose challenges of their own, testing the world’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable. In this environment, strong and consistent leadership of UNICEF is critical to enable the achievement of results for children.

UNICEF USA (UUSA) was founded in 1947 and is the oldest of the 36 UNICEF National Committees that support UNICEF. UUSA is headquartered in New York City and with 300 employees distributed across nine regional offices in the US. UUSA advocates, educates, and fundraises for the protection of children’s rights in more than 190 countries and territories. Every year, UNICEF USA raises nearly $600 million dollars from private sources and marshals its supporters to advocate for over $800 million in US government support for UNICEF’s lifesaving work. In addition to raising funds, UNICEF USA has built a broad-based advocacy movement.

Over the past 70 years, UNICEF USA has been profoundly successful in rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children, and its fundraising campaigns are imbedded in the country’s philanthropic consciousness. This past June, UUSA reported its best revenue year in history amidst the unprecedented challenges and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, this iconic organization, although vibrant and more relevant than ever, is in need of a refresh to further strengthen its position as the leading child-focused NGO in the United States. An inspirational and transformational new President/CEO joined the organization in January of 2020 to lead this charge, and new highly engaged co-chairs were recruited to the Board of Directors. An immediate critical area of focus for UUSA leadership is the organization’s fundraising operation which over time has become siloed and lacking in cohesion. As a robust, integrated fundraising program is essential for UUSA to meet its ambitious goals and objectives, the organization seeks a deeply experienced and dynamic Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) to lead in assessing all aspects of the development enterprise, unify elements of the fundraising operation, drive innovation across multiple channels, maximize impact, and achieve significant sustained revenue growth. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated and mission-driven development professional to play a leadership role in reigniting a brand, have significant transformational impact on contributed revenue, and ultimately lead to further strengthening UUSA in making the world a safer and healthier place for the most vulnerable children.

Position Overview:

The Chief Philanthropy Officer will prioritize equity as a driver for UNICEF USA. This leader will embrace principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring, mentorship, teambuilding, network activities, and stakeholder engagement. The CPO will actively focus on building equity into structures, systems, and processes for employees and the communities UUSA serves. The CPO will bring expertise, an innovative and open mindset, and a commitment to inclusive practice that values different backgrounds and life experiences

The Chief Philanthropy Officer is responsible for creating and implementing a cohesive, collaborative, and unified fundraising program, and will provide strategic leadership to all organization-wide programs and activity with a collective responsibility for approximately $460 million in cash revenue and $140 million in Corporate Gifts-in-Kind in Fiscal Year 2020. Working with the President/CEO and other organizational leaders, the CPO is responsible for setting, supporting, and implementing an integrated fundraising strategy that expands the support base of UUSA, deepens relationships with donors, drives revenue growth above industry benchmarks, monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of fundraising programs, inspires giving from the UUSA board and other key volunteers/donors, and effectively leads a diverse fundraising team. Additionally, the CPO ensures UUSA’s corporate culture, systems, and procedures support effective fund development.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Deep passion for and commitment to UNICEF’s mission to protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Ability to inspire and engage others as a senior representative of this impactful organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign (planning, implementation, management, and successful conclusion), for a nonprofit, higher education, healthcare, or other institution of similar complexity with multiple stakeholders. Previous experience in an organization with an affiliate/federated structure is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic and operational management, with at least 10 years of senior-level development management experience, including creating and managing a budget. A supportive and accessible management style and strong record of recruiting and developing talented individuals. A history of increasing the effectiveness of a development program and staff through established objectives and performance standards.
  • Experience in strategic organizational assessment, development and design with proven success in rebuilding/restructuring a large-scale, comprehensive development operation and a track record of significant revenue growth.
  • Experience in international fundraising and the cultural sensitivity it requires. A global orientation and knowledge of strategies and trends in global philanthropy.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically move individuals and institutions across the spectrum of prospect development. A history of securing six, seven, and eight-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with strategies for grooming the next generation of major gift donors. Success in securing gifts from both defined and undefined constituencies.
  • Strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives. Experience working directly with the most senior levels of an organization.
  • Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board or other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective philanthropic network.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with marketing and communications in support of achieving development goals. A functional understanding of how to effectively leverage various communication platforms and distribution channels for optimal exposure and impact.
  • Highly developed skills in organizational efficiency and project leadership, including demonstrated accomplishments while working with cross-functional teams. Skill at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions when necessary to meet goals or respond to changing priorities.
  • The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about development strategies and processes.
  • A forward thinker, driven by innovation, transformation, and impact. The successful candidate must thrive on developing new philanthropic best practices in the current and post-COVID world.
  • An understanding of and commitment to diversity with the ability to work effectively with stakeholders from disparate backgrounds; cultural competency with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual and gender identity.

UNICEF USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. UNICEF USA prohibits discrimination because of the individual’s race, creed, alienage, citizenship, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, partnership status, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all UNICEF USA activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, performance evaluation, discipline and discharge.

We are an equal opportunity organization and our core values—Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork and Service—guide us in how we carry out this mission each day.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

UNICEF USA embraces the attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person unique. We respect all differences, visible and invisible, and challenge prejudice and bias that consciously or unconsciously target people from all walks of life. Just as we are dedicated to the principles of diversity and inclusion, we expect our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters to commit to these same values.

At UNICEF USA, we believe that the benefits of diversity and highly engaged employees can propel an organization to dream, communicate, build, and create in ways thought to be unimaginable. We value and incorporate the diverse experiences, perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds of our employees to build a solid foundation that enables us to achieve our mission for Every Child.

How To Apply

UNICEF USA has retained the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director
Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy
Diversified Search Group
The Chrysler Building,
405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor,
New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Oakland, CA

Development Director, California School-Based Health Alliance

The Organization
ABOUT US

California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA) is the leading voice in California for the movement to put health care where kids are– in school. We are committed to school-based health as a strategy for increasing health equity and reducing educational disparities. We are also committed to developing school-based health practices that go beyond traditional medical care and incorporate public health approaches to changing the social determinants of health. We are advancing school-based health through advocacy, trainings, technical assistance, strategic communications and special events. Please review our website to learn more about our work: www.schoolhealthcenters.org

POSITION SUMMARY

The Development Director (DD) is a senior member of CSHA’s leadership team. The DD will work with CSHA colleagues to lead, develop and execute strategies to optimize the organization’s fund development, grant and contracting processes in order to support the organization’s evolving needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Fund and Resource Development
The DD works closely with the ED and Director of Programs to lead and manage CSHA’s resource development efforts focused on foundations, corporations, government agencies, individual donors, and membership. Key strategies include grant proposals, annual giving campaign, membership drives, special events, and other revenue generating approaches. Specifically, the DD:

-Plays a leadership role, along with the ED, in developing an annual
resource development plan to meet the resource needs of the agency. S/he
identifies new opportunities to increase financial support of the agency in
the context of this plan.
-Coordinates fundraising efforts throughout the organization, including
collaboration with the ED, Director of Programs and other program staff as
designated.
-Identifies, researches and cultivates prospective funders in the grant
pipeline, moving them from prospect to solicitation.
-Develops, writes and edits letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, budgets,
budget modifications, and other fundraising materials.
-Assists the ED and Director of Finance & Administration in developing
and monitoring the agency’s annual operating budget, including revenue
forecasts and presentations to the Board when requested.
-Staffs the Board’s Resource Development Committee, helping to engage
the Board as effective overseers and ambassadors for fundraising.
-Develops corporate partnerships through grants, sponsorship, cause-related
marketing, workplace giving, and other avenues of support.
-Manages the membership program and leads the annual membership drive
in collaboration with the Communications Manager.
-Plays a lead role in planning and conducting the statewide conference in
close partnership with program staff. S/he leads and implements the
revenue generating components of the conference, including sponsorship,
exhibitors and registration, and develops and manages the event budget.
-Plans and implements other fundraising strategies.

Grants & Contracts Manager
-Oversees the agency’s contract, subcontract, and re-grant development
processes in collaboration with other staff. Ensures that all subcontracts
include appropriate language and attachments.
-Ensures that all funder reporting deadlines are calendared and met in a
timely manner. Maintains up-to-date and accurate database of proposal and
reporting due dates, keeping relevant staff informed of upcoming
deadlines and ensuring on-time and complete follow through on all grant
applications, RFPs and reports on awarded grants.
-Ensures donor data and related reports in Salesforce are accurate and
meaningful and maximizes the organization’s use of Salesforce in
fundraising campaigns.
-Works with auditors during single audit regarding funder contracts and
budgets.
-Maintains accurate and complete electronic copies of grant files and data.
-Manages reporting requirements for all public and private grants. Assists in
preparation of reports to funding sources.
-Works closely with program, finance and fund development staff on
project goals, activities, outcomes, and grant deliverables.
-Helps manage budget modification process as required for funders.

IDEAL COMPETENCIES
-At least five years documented experience in fund development and grant
management, ideally including federal government grants.
-Excellent writing and communication skills.
-Meticulous organization and attention to detail.
-Experience using Salesforce or other CRM highly desirable.
-Ability to travel occasionally, which may include overnight, weekend or
evening hours.
-Master’s degree in related field strongly preferred.
-Experience or interest in education and/or health care strongly preferred.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should email a resume, cover letter and grant proposal writing sample to jobs@schoolhealthcenters.org. Please include Development Director 2020 in the subject of your email. Only those being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Philadelphia

President, Equal Measure

The Organization

Established in 1988 as the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning—and becoming a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in the early 1990s—Equal Measure has evolved into a leading professional services consulting firm working at the forefront of field innovation to strengthen partners’ ability to design, implement, evaluate, and communicate the program, policy, and systems change they seek. Equal Measure is one of the top recipients of nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure grants, and one of the few recipients that serve partners across the mission-driven sector.  As a trusted partner and “critical friend” to its clients, Equal Measure provides design, evaluation, capacity building, technical assistance, and communications services, combining insights from mixed-method and interdisciplinary approaches, and grounded in the practicalities and reality of social change.

Position Overview

We help our clients shift systems, policies, and practices to make communities stronger, healthier, more equitable, and more inclusive.

Equal Measure, a nationally renowned nonprofit contributing to powerful systems and social transformation across the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, invites applications and nominations for its next President. Equal Measure’s leadership across the field inspires clients and partners to take action to build capacity, advance cutting-edge trends, and identify new solutions to achieve greater community and social impact.

At this important transition point in the firm’s 32-year history, Equal Measure is exceptionally strong and vibrant, with a steady growth trajectory and a flourishing and stable mission-aligned culture and team. Following the successful tenure of Meg Long, the outgoing President, Equal Measure seeks a new leader to build on the firm’s sound strategic plan, outstanding and diverse team and board, steady financial position, and robust pipeline of business.

Through high-quality thought leadership, Equal Measure’s new President will continue and strengthen Equal Measure’s position in the field as a partner to the social and mission-driven sector. Equal Measure’s thought leadership and work will continue to address and help remove structural barriers to equality rooted in racial, ethnic, and gender inequities, and bring the firm’s voice to crucial conversations that will shape the field in the coming decade.

Equal Measure is based in Philadelphia, PA, and supports clients and partners across the country. It is composed of a talented interdisciplinary staff of 26, a diverse and engaged board with multi-sector experience, and has an annual budget of close to $6 million.

For a full position description, please visit: https://npag.com/current-searches-all/emp

How To Apply

Equal Measure is partnering with Allison Kupfer Poteet, Callie Carroll, Cara Pearsall, and Yuniya Khan of NPAG on this search. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to: EM-President@npag.com. 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.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Equal Measure is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and actively seeks individuals who can offer broader perspectives to our organizational thinking and culture.

Pittsburgh, PA

Donor Services Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Organization

Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 15th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States. As a community foundation, our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation has approximately 2,400 individual charitable funds and, together with its supporting organizations, assets of more than $1.3 billion. Grantmaking from the funds benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond with more than 2,000 grantees receiving funding annually. The Foundation typically awards grants of more than $40 million each year. Grantmaking from the Foundation’s discretionary funds leverages a broad range of resources and enables the Foundation to be an important change agent for the region. Approximately 85% of all grant-making dollars stay within the Pittsburgh region.

Position Overview

The Donor Services Officer (DSO) is responsible for implementing a comprehensive donor relations program to promote interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.  The program goal is to enhance relationships with donors by gaining in-depth knowledge of their values, interests, and financial capabilities, matching their interests with Foundation programs, and being an active solicitor of donors to grow the size of their funds.  The officer will lead or participate in projects to form donor partnerships and engage donors in the Center for Philanthropy, when appropriate. The DSO will also have familiarity with planned giving strategies and how to integrate planned gifts into conversations with existing donors.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Manage and execute the current donor relations process, which includes making and coordinating phone calls, meetings, correspondence, site visits, seminars, surveys, etc.

·       Work with donor services team to meet expectations of the department that each donor assigned to the position receives the appropriate contact each year and is thoughtfully asked and solicited to increase their participation, where appropriate.

·       Complete approximately 100 individual donor visits per year and provide appropriate follow-up for these relationships.

·       Ability to have conversations with donors regarding the benefit to donating assets from a tax and estate tax planning perspective as means to increase gifts to The Pittsburgh Foundation.

·       Explore creative ways to engage donors within the Center for Philanthropy.

·       Educate donors, or connect donors to Program staff when appropriate, such that consideration may be given to expanding donations and growing their fund to benefit these causes.

·       Provide information to donors, as requested, to ensure that they are making educated grant making decisions.

·       Accurately record all interactions with donors in the database to ensure that annual contact goals set by the department are achieved.

·       Leverage the standard fund management practices of the Foundation to create agreements that are easily and consistently administered in accordance with the donor’s intent.

·       Keep detailed records of donor’s interests, ages, family engagement, potential opportunities for growth.

·       Participate and assist in various events and donor engagement opportunities which enhance relationships with donors or potential donors, such as the wish book, site visits, donor appreciation events, etc.

·       Work with multi-generational families at The Pittsburgh Foundation to engage them in giving opportunities and connect them with appropriate staff and nonprofits to steward their grant making experience.

·       Maintain a clear understanding of TPF policies related to all fund types.

·       Maintain an understanding of rules and regulations for fund expenses, including those related to fundraisers.

·       Conduct presentations to prospective donor or advisor groups, when assigned.

·       Work collaboratively and closely with all staff at The Pittsburgh Foundation.

·       Other tasks as assigned.

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

·       Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.

·       Commitment to the foundation’s values of collaboration, trust, racial justice, community and accountability.

·       Experience in fundraising with ability to use the knowledge and expertise to help donors grow the size of the fund and ensure they create a lasting philanthropic legacy at our organization.

·       Highly detail oriented; being able to keep track of each individual relationship with donors and their specific needs.

·       Ability to work independently and develop solutions to a variety of problems that may arise.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

·       Bachelor’s degree/ or equivalent work experience.

·       Requires minimum of seven (7) years professional experience in a donor relations or development position.

·       Exceptional customer service attitude.

·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·       High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

·       Experience with development / sales contact systems.

·       High levels of accuracy, productivity and initiative are required.

·       High degree of professionalism and the ability to work independently and solve problems

·       Able to maintain confidentiality.

·       Possess ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines under pressure.

·       Works well within a dynamic team environment.

·       Flexibility in meeting changing demands.

·       Knowledge of planned giving strategies a plus.

·       Preferred experience in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to jobs@pghfdn.org.

No phone calls please.

THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

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Consultant, Proposal Development and Management Services, AIDS United

The Organization

AIDS United’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States through strategic grantmaking, capacity building, policy and advocacy, and research and evaluation. AIDS United (AU) bridges policy with grantmaking and capacity building; linking the world of HIV service and community-based organizations with the public health, medical, advocacy and social justice communities to respond to the domestic HIV epidemic.  Our grantmaking and technical assistance efforts date back to the founding of the National AIDS Fund in 1987. Over the decades, AIDS United has managed strategic grantmaking efforts that have directly granted more than $104 million to local communities and leveraged an additional $117 million to increase the capacity of community organizations responding to HIV.  In 2019, our grantmaking provided direct financial support to over 157 grantees and program partners across 34 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Combined, these jurisdictions represent more than 96 percent of the domestic HIV epidemic. An additional 300 organizations were supported through technical assistance and capacity building activities.

Position Overview

AIDS United is seeking bids from seasoned proposal writers. This engagement would involve the contractor/consultant working with key members of the AU Programs team to target emergent federal, private and other funding opportunities and develop funding requests to support our work in the Southern US; with people who use drugs; and our capacity building services in affected communities.   Seeking core experience in these areas:

·       Conceptualization and development of federal funding applications for submission to the Department of Health and Human Services – with primary emphasis on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA), and potentially National Institutes of Health (NIH).

·       Conceptualization and development of funding requests and applications to multiple corporate and foundation funders; both current and potential

Terms

·       This will be a limited engagement of approximately 6 months

·       Dependent upon the federal funding cycle during the period of engagement, the contractor will be expected to work with key Program Department staff to support development of 2-3 federal applications, and 3-4 proposal templates on designated focus areas.

·       Contractor with work primarily with the VP of Program Strategy, Director of Program Operations and Director of Grantmaking, with additional engagement with Senior Managers for key project areas

·       This engagement has the potential to be extended beyond the initial contract period

How To Apply

Please submit a proposed scope of work (SOW) for carrying out the required items highlighted above, in accordance with the following:

·       Period of performance estimated to be late October 2020 – March 30, 2021

·       SOW should be no more than 4 pages in length, and should include a cost estimation for the work outlined in the SOW; cost should correspond directly to the items outlined in the SOW

·       Related attachments (not part of the 4-page count) should include:

o   Current CV/resume, or appropriate organizational capability statement detailing experience in leading process for and developing federal funding applications, as well as corporate/foundation applications

o   a non-returnable, recent writing sample

o   2-3 professional references

Please submit your bid package by no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 to lgerson@aidsunited.org.

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Program Director, Fund for Shared Insight, Listen4Good

The Organization

Listen4Good (L4G) is a Fund for Shared Insight initiative dedicated to building nonprofit organizations’ and funders’ practice of listening to the people they seek to help. L4G leverages a semi-standard survey instrument and a set of capacity-building tools and resources for nonprofits to build their competencies for systematically listening and responding to feedback from their clients. To support organizations, L4G provides a suite of resources including an interactive web app, one-on-one coaching support, group learning, and financial support in some cases. Grounding our work is a fundamental belief that high-quality feedback, when fully embraced by organizations, can catalyze consistently inclusive and equitable relationships with clients.

Since 2016, more than 450 nonprofits across the United States have participated in aspects of the Listen4Good program. Looking ahead, we are seeking to test and refine our suite of resources, with the aim of making them publicly available for nominal fees by the end of 2021.

About Fund for Shared Insight Fund for Shared Insight is a funder collaborative working to improve philanthropy by elevating the voices of those least heard. Our goal is for foundations and nonprofits to be meaningfully connected to each other and to the people and communities we seek to help – and more responsive to their input and feedback. We believe engaging with the people we serve in more respectful and inclusive ways and working with them as partners in making changes will lead to more equitable experiences and outcomes for everyone we serve.

Position Overview

The Listen4Good (L4G) Program Director is responsible for management, oversight, and ongoing development of Listen4Good programs. As a member of the L4G Central team, this role will manage and support a diverse, virtual coaching team that provides direct assistance to portfolios of nonprofits participating in Listen4Good’s premium coaching program; oversee the Program Manager for Listen4Good’s Online+ program; monitor progress of the portfolio and ensure nonprofits are having a high-quality experience; assess and develop resources to support program execution and impact; and communicate and present on aspects of the Listen4Good program to external stakeholders, prospective partners, and program participants.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned strategic leader who has experience managing diverse teams and overseeing scaled programs, especially those that have a coaching component. Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of the direct service nonprofit field within the United States and a demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice issues. Having a background in organizational development, strategy/program design, and change management is particularly desired. Other required skills include an analytical mindset, facility with technology, and effective communication skills. Successful candidates are collaborative and fast-learners and excited to join a rapidly growing start-up organization at its early stages in conversion to a fee-based revenue model.

This role is a near-full time contract position and has the potential for conversion to a full-time salaried role with benefits in future years. As Listen4Good operates as a virtual organization, the position can be based anywhere in the United States but we have a strong preference for someone based in the Pacific time zone. We encourage individuals who reflect the communities whose voices we seek to amplify, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color and LGBTQ individuals, to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

· Cultivate a deep understanding of and champion L4G’s premium coaching and Online+ program(s) – our philosophy and values, the coaching model, available online resources and platforms, and the five-step feedback loop process.

· Manage a growing team of feedback coaches: conduct regular individual check-ins and provide strategic guidance /support on challenging coaching cases, plan and lead monthly group learning meetings, recruit and train new coaches as needed. Currently, we have eight coaches on our team. Oversee ad-hoc project teams focused on issues such as program design or issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

· Ensure participating organizations have a high-quality program experience: identify areas for improvement whether in available resources or in the program model. Deeply understand the experience of participating organizations. Represent and share organizations’, coach, and program perspectives in cross-functional team conversations.

· Provide direct coaching to organizations, as needed.

· Provide strategic leadership towards development of a sustainable and high-impact program model, based on portfolio/cohort and product learnings. Partner with L4G Central team members to guide program evolution.

· Oversee ongoing development of resources or changes to program model in conjunction with other L4G Central team members, which may include written articles, webinars, developing coach guidelines, or other materials.

· Guide and draft portfolio-level communications to participating organizations in conjunction with L4G Central team.

· Serve as relationship manager for funders that are sponsoring organizational participation in Listen4Good. Serve as secondary business development resource in recruitment efforts of funder partners.

· Represent L4G in meetings with external stakeholders.

· Monitor portfolio performance using quantitative and qualitative methods: track progress and experience of organizations through Salesforce reports, periodic third party evaluations, conversations with coaches, and any direct organizational feedback.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

· Commitment to social justice, racial equity, and inclusion, and a deep interest in lifting up the voices of the people least heard in society and whom nonprofits and foundations seek to help

· Prior work experience in an organizational leadership or senior consulting role, either with nonprofits, foundations and/or in the areas of program management, strategy, organizational learning, or measurement/evaluation. Experience with coaching-based program models is a plus.

· Superior strategic thinking skills. Able to formulate long-terms goals and develop milestone-based plans that take into account “go, no-go” decision points.

· Analytical mindset and excellent judgment. Able to review data of all different kinds, identify themes, and suggest action items. Ability to prioritize competing tasks and make decisions based on available information. Experience with survey design and analysis a plus.

· Strong management skills. Highly collaborative and able to build strong relationships in a multi-functional, diverse, virtual team. Able to communicate clearly both verbally and in written format across multiple mediums/platforms. Experience mentoring junior staff a plus.

· Strong self-management and project management skills. Ability to track multiple workstreams, set and meet deadlines, and manage others’ work.

· Entrepreneurial learning mindset. Flexible and open to feedback; willingness to learn new approaches and systems; comfort with ambiguity associated with a growing start-up organization.

· Familiarity with U.S. based philanthropic field.

· Knowledge, experience, and demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion issues.

· Adept at technology; experience with Salesforce a plus.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter and resume to careers@fundforsharedinsight.org. Please submit cover letter and resume together and label with your full name. Given high volume, we will only respond to candidates who are moving forward in our process.

Rockville, MD

Development Associate, RespectAbility

The Organization

RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with employers, entertainment leaders, governors, policy makers, educators, self-advocates, non-profits, faith-based organizations, philanthropists and the media to fight stigmas and advance opportunities. Led by diverse people with disabilities and allies, RespectAbility knows that people with disabilities and their families have the same hopes and dreams as everyone else.

RespectAbility accomplishes our mission with a three-part strategy:

  1. Fighting stigmas by promoting diverse, authentic and accurate portrayals of people with disabilities
  2. Advancing opportunities by identifying and promoting best practices in education, employment, civic engagement and access
  3. Leadership development to strengthen a talent pipeline of people with disabilities

Position Overview

RespectAbility’s Development Associate will support the Manager of Inclusive Philanthropy, staff and board in our work to generate contributions from foundations, corporations, governmental agencies and individuals, as well as maintain positive relationships with current funders. There is no direct solicitation required or expected – this is a role for someone with excellent research, writing, computer, organization and administrative skills who is passionate about our mission. Founded in 2013, we now look to substantially increase our $2 million budget, sustaining and accelerating our organizational growth and ability to advance the necessary progress needed by the disability community.

Salary, healthcare, vacation and other benefits provided. Position will work remotely at least for the duration of the pandemic. We prefer people located near our offices in Rockville, Maryland, or Los Angeles, California but will consider people in other locations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and support the RespectAbility team in all aspects of development operations, including grant applications and reports, annual fund solicitations, major gift solicitations, database management, lead generation and relationship management with existing funders and prospective donors.
  • Support the Manager of Inclusive Philanthropy and Development in prospect research and establishing contact with prospective funders, and support scheduling of meetings between the President and Manager of Inclusive Philanthropy and Development and prospective funders.
  • Assist in the production of donor engagement materials, including letters, gift acknowledgments and other communications with donors, in collaboration with the Communications Department.
  • Work with the Director of Finance and Administration and other staff to build grant budgets, process gifts and pledges, handle data entry and donor record maintenance.
  • Work with team to create, cultivate, empower and support our Board of Directors in development activities. This includes helping to recruit and cultivate new board members with high integrity, commitment and fundraising/gift capacity, and ensuring that their capacity is realized.
  • Maintain a development and outreach and reporting program infrastructure that includes a donor and contact tracking database, donor communications calendar and evaluation and reporting systems.
  • In concert with the National Leadership Program Director, Manage National Leadership Fellows who are working with this department.
  • Create and oversee organization of fundraising including meetings, presentations and digital events. This includes tracking ongoing performance metrics on our work and assisting with preparation of grant reports.
  • Work closely with grant writing advisors and consultants.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

How To Apply

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, including diversity, equity and opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Commitment to disability issues as well as a strong interest in issues of intersectionality and other marginalized communities.
  • Ability to work with CEO, board and staff to identify, research and connect with potential funding sources – especially high net worth philanthropists and major foundations.
  • Talented, detail oriented, highly motivated and honest professional with proven fundraising success.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills including grammar and spelling.
  • Minimum of two years of development/administration and gift outreach experience required.
  • Experience with data entry and database management required. Experience with Blackbaud e-Tapestry or Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Proficiency with the accessible design of office documents preferred. This proficiency can be gained with free trainings available on the RespectAbility website.
  • Excellent internet research skills, not only search engines, but also philanthropy sites, news sites, public records searching, at a minimum.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, fast-growing, dynamic nonprofit environment.
  • Team player who is flexible, upbeat and excited to work in a growing and mission-driven organization.

To find out more about RespectAbility, visit: www.respectability.org/about-us.

To apply please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Tonya Koslo: TonyaK@RespectAbility.org. The salary range for this position is $35,000-$45,000.

People with disabilities, BIPOC individuals, and members of other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require any accommodations in order to most effectively participate in the application process, please contact Tonya Koslo at TonyaK@RespectAbility.org or 202-517-6272, and let us know what we can do.

RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RespectAbility complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

San Francisco, CA

Director of Development, 826 National

The Organization

ABOUT 826 NATIONAL 826 National is the largest youth writing network in the United States, amplifying the impact of writing and publishing centers across the US, along with the words of so many young authors. We serve as an international proof point for writing as a tool for young people to ignite and channel their creativity, explore identity, advocate for themselves and their community, and achieve academic and professional success.

Our National team is comprised of a group of highly collaborative, passionate professionals dedicated to supporting our growing network of chapters and bringing the words of our students and the importance of writing to a national stage. Currently the 826 Network is in nine major US cities: Boston, Chicago, Detroit/Ann Arbor, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, with approximately 80,000 students participating in free programs provided by our chapters and National. Each chapter provides 5 core programs: after school tutoring, field trips, workshops, young authors book projects, in school programs — all free of charge — for the students, teachers, and school.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

826 National seeks a visionary Director of Development to lead the charge in building and implementing a fundraising strategy for the sustained long-term growth of the largest youth writing network in the nation. Highly innovative and entrepreneurial, the ideal candidate brings an approach to fundraising that is about charting new courses in addition to following prescribed paths; and has proven fundraising expertise, integrity, and a passion for elevating and expanding the foundational tenets of the 826 network. This role oversees all aspects of fundraising, managing the communications and development team, and is responsible for raising the current $1.8 Million dollar budget for 826 National, as well as leading a development cohort across the wider network of 826 chapters. This position plays a key role in amplifying the cause of youth writing by working to secure investment from influencers in the education and arts funding community.

Reports to: CEO

Supervises: Communications Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, and Development AmeriCorps Service Member

Hours: Full time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build and lead a multi-year fundraising strategy for 826 National’s next phase of ambitious growth, working lockstep with the Board of Directors and CEO.
  • Develop and foster new relationships with corporate, foundation, and individual funding sources.
  • Blaze trails to actively and consistently bring new donors into the 826 community; manage a portfolio of high net worth individual and institutional donors.
  • Envision and lead major mission-based national initiatives and campaigns, and secure resources to realize those efforts.
  • Execute brand strategy, vision, mission, and messaging, leading all collateral creation around  grant proposals, project budgets, and reports.
  • Strategize and lead team in implementing all fundraising events including house parties, dinners, and larger annual or one-time events.
  • Board and network cultivation, culture ambassador both internally and externally.
  • Partner with Executive Directors and development colleagues from 826 Network chapters to spearhead nationwide proposals and fundraising initiatives ensuring commitments are fulfilled.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree preferred

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A flexible, creative, and dynamic spirit who has a demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and values of 826 National.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability and maturity to engage and inspire a wide range of audiences.
  • 5+ years of fundraising experience, with a proven record of actively securing six-figure gifts from nationally recognized, high net worth individual donors, foundations, and/or corporations.
  • Demonstrated experience working with boards and strategic volunteers.
  • Experience working with nonprofit and/or educational organizations and holding fiscal responsibilities; proven track record of maintaining fiscal integrity and budget compliance.
  • Ability to direct large-scale projects while effectively managing the work of others.
  • Extensive experience using Salesforce, or a comparable database, to track donor giving, and to retrieve and analyze information to advance fundraising efforts.
  • Passion for and deep knowledge of the donor moves management process.
  • Strength -based approach to team leadership.

The position is open until filled. Final compensation is commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision care, and retirement, paid holidays, 15 days of annual vacation for the first two years of employment, with increases thereafter.

How to Apply

Please visit https://826national.typeform.com/to/jlVI4s to complete an online application and submit a resume and detailed cover letter highlighting your interest and relevant experience.

826​ National​ is​ an​ equal​ opportunity​ employer​ that​ seeks​ to​ hire​ those​ representative​ of​ the​ diverse communities​ we ​serve.​ 826 National hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

San Francisco, CA

Director, Finance & Grants Administration, ClimateWorks Foundation

The Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation (CWF) is a global non-governmental organization that partners with leading funders to be more strategic, efficient, and effective in their response to global climate change. The organization offers a suite of services:

ClimateWorks Foundation (CWF) is a global non-governmental organization that partners with leading funders to be more strategic, efficient, and effective in their response to global climate change. The organization offers a suite of services:

  • Provides a Global View: CWF aggregates, synthesizes, and presents emissions data and political, social, technical, and economic analyses in a way that offers insights for climate philanthropy. These insights help funders prioritize opportunities to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, develop strategies that are robust under different future scenarios, adapt strategies to changing conditions, and track progress towards climate goals.
  • Develops Strategies and Makes Grants: CWF collaborates with partners globally to develop portfolios of philanthropic investments designed to achieve large-scale greenhouse gas emissions reductions. With their partners, CWF evaluates insights from a wide range of sources, develops informed strategies, and clusters strategies into diversified, high-impact portfolios for philanthropic investment. CWF makes strategic grants that support transnational initiatives and organizations addressing climate change in critical parts of the world. They then monitor progress and apply candid assessments to drive learning and improvement.
  • Facilitates Funder Collaboration: CWF facilitates collaboration among influential philanthropic funders—creating opportunities for them to interact with their peers, compare strategies, generate ideas, and coordinate investments that target the biggest drivers of global climate change.

As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, CWF’s staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, organizers, and grantmakers who care passionately about the mission. For more information, please visit www.climateworks.org.

Position Overview

Job Summary

ClimateWorks Foundation is seeking an experienced, professional, and hands-on Director of Finance and Grants Management who will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the organization’s contract and grants management in a dynamic, collaborative, and mission-based

Job Summary

ClimateWorks Foundation is seeking an experienced, professional, and hands-on Director of Finance and Grants Management who will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the organization’s contract and grants management in a dynamic, collaborative, and mission-based environment. The ideal candidate will have financial management experience in a grant-making (preferably international grantmaking) organization and will be responsible for coordinating closely across the organization to ensure smooth and timely contract and grant processing, monitoring spending on grants budgets, and ensuring compliance with funder requirements and applicable laws.

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, adept at managing priorities and deadlines, and will have demonstrated success in leading a team. The Director of Finance and Grants Management will supervise two staff and will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Finance and Grants Management will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

Contracts and Grants Management (75%)

  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of contracts and grants administration.
  • Oversee and seek to improve the process and workflow by which grants and contracts are made, collaborating across the organization to ensure smooth and timely contract and grant processing. Provide timely and relevant data to promote learning and catalyze improvements.
  • Oversee approval of grantee proposals, compliance review, processing award letters, and grant reporting, all within the context of compliance with applicable laws and ensuring grantmaking best practices. Perform final compliance review on grants as applicable.
  • Oversee review of grantee budgets and financial information, providing appropriate risk mitigation recommendations as necessary to the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Develop and enhance systems for contracts and grants administration, using technology wherever possible to streamline operations.
  • Develop and enhance systems and processes to ensure further diversification of ClimateWorks’ overall network of grantees and contractors.
  • Oversee approval of independent contractor and professional service contracts, including review of contract terms and conditions and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Oversee monthly grant spending forecasts and reporting.
  • Work with Controller to ensure appropriate internal controls are maintained for all contracts and grants management functions.

Financial Planning and Analysis (25%)

  • Manage budgeting process for programmatic initiatives.
  • Manage process for producing grant budgets for funding proposals and ensure proposals align with ClimateWorks’ pricing policy.
  • Perform financial analysis and maintain financial models to support business decisions.
  • Assist in organizational budgeting, forecasting, and planning processes.
  • Assist in review of financial reports due on grants to funders.

Team Leadership

  • Leverage strengths of the team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and professional development plans in order to maximize and reach optimal individual goals.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

Required Qualifications

The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience required with a minimum of 5 years non-profit experience
  • Knowledge of U.S. grantmaking practices
  • Financial management experience in a grantmaking (preferably international grantmaking) organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related field; MBA preferred
  • Flexible nature and ability to work under pressure and manage shifting priorities under competing deadlines
  • High attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills; ability to communicate policies and financial concepts to non-finance managers
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing a team
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for the mission of the ClimateWorks Foundation

How To Apply

Job Summary

ClimateWorks Foundation is seeking an experienced, professional, and hands-on Director of Finance and Grants Management who will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the organization’s contract and grants management in a dynamic, collaborative, and mission-based

ClimateWorks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered, please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role. Apply Here.

Washington, D.C.

CHIEF OFFICER FOR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES, The NEA Foundation

Position Overview

CHIEF OFFICER FOR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

The NEA Foundation

Washington, D.C.

The NEA Foundation (the ‘Foundation’), a leading national nonprofit and philanthropic organization founded by educators to advance public education, seeks a bold, creative, and passionate public education advocate to serve as its Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives.

Through its strategic initiatives — including grants, fellowships and awards programs, building communities of practice, and numerous collaborative efforts — the Foundation seeks to promote the best in public education. The Foundation believes that the most innovative and effective policies and strategies emanate from educators engaged in authentic partnership with policymakers, students, parents, and others committed to educational justice, equity, excellence, and opportunity. Through the transformative power of these partnerships, the Foundation believes it can improve both students’ and communities’ educational experiences and outcomes.

The Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives (COSI) will join the organization at a critical juncture. Reporting to the President, this is both an internal and external leadership role that calls for excellent conceptual acumen and communications skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to cultures of collaboration, partnership, and team building. Key responsibilities for the new leader include strengthening existing Foundation programs, creating new pathways for impact, driving new partner engagement, representing Foundation values and efforts to partners and the public, and leading and developing a mission-driven team.

The COSI will facilitate the design and direction of the Foundation’s grantmaking and other strategic investments, working most closely with the Foundation’s Program staff as well as senior fellows, consultants, and interns to advance the Foundation’s mission. The COSI also will serve as a thought partner to the President, senior leadership team, and key stakeholders.

How To Apply

The NEA Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to:

Ericka Miller, Partner

Katherine Stellato, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

1300 19th St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036

www.imsearch.com/7596

The NEA Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity in all employment-related matters, including hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers and other personnel actions, without regard to race, citizenship, religion, color, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation and political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by federal or District of Columbia law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent management from implementing any legally permissible affirmative action programs. In addition, the NEA Foundation complies with the District of Columbia’s Human Rights Law.

Washington, D.C.

Chief Development Officer and President of the NPR Foundation, National Public Radio, Inc. | NPR Foundation

The Organization

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization established in 1970, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility, and NPR employees do too. They are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, NPR employees and Member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

With a nationwide network of award-winning journalists, 17 international bureaus, and hundreds of NPR Member stations, NPR is never far from where a story is unfolding. Relying on hundreds of skilled journalists in the United States and abroad — from Washington, D.C. and New York City to Beijing and Dakar — NPR stays on top of breaking news, follows the most critical stories of the day, and tracks complex issues over the long term. In a time of media fragmentation and sound bites, listeners come to NPR for fact-based, independent journalism and civil conversation that examines and respects diverse perspectives.

Of the major U.S. news brands, research shows that NPR ranks #1 in being “credible” and “honest,” rising above the major television and cable news networks and media outlets, including The New York Times, MSNBC, and Fox News in both categories.

NPR programming can be found on broadcast radio, mobile devices, smart speakers, and other evolving platforms.

NPR connects with you, wherever you are and wherever the news takes us.

Position Overview

National Public Radio, Inc. | NPR Foundation

Chief Development Officer and President of the NPR Foundation

Washington, D.C.

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization established in 1970, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility, and NPR employees do too. They are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, NPR employees and Member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

With a nationwide network of award-winning journalists, 17 international bureaus, and hundreds of NPR Member stations, NPR is never far from where a story is unfolding. Relying on hundreds of skilled journalists in the United States and abroad — from Washington, D.C. and New York City to Beijing and Dakar — NPR stays on top of breaking news, follows the most critical stories of the day, and tracks complex issues over the long term. In a time of media fragmentation and sound bites, listeners come to NPR for fact-based, independent journalism and civil conversation that examines and respects diverse perspectives.

Of the major U.S. news brands, research shows that NPR ranks #1 in being “credible” and “honest,” rising above the major television and cable news networks and media outlets, including The New York Times, MSNBC, and Fox News in both categories.

NPR programming can be found on broadcast radio, mobile devices, smart speakers, and other evolving platforms.

NPR connects with you, wherever you are and wherever the news takes us.

NPR is seeking a Chief Development Officer and President of the NPR Foundation (CDO) who will lead the strategic design and execution of a comprehensive national fundraising program consistent with NPR’s reputation for innovation and excellence. The CDO will oversee the adoption of benchmark best practices and the development of creative strategies that continue to expand NPR’s major donor base and philanthropic revenue. This individual will provide direction and oversight for a geographically distributed, 40-person development staff assigned to the areas of Individual Giving and Collaborative Fundraising, Institutional Giving, Planned and Principal Giving, and Board and Donor Relations. The CDO will embody the highest standards of professionalism in developing fundraising systems and in executing high-touch frontline fundraising: as an influential member of the executive management team; as an effective partner to NPR’s President and CEO, NPR Foundation Board of Trustees, and NPR Board of Directors; as a mentor and role model for a team of development professionals and support staff; and as a lead ambassador to high-level partners and donors. The CDO will serve as the catalyst in strengthening a culture of philanthropy intended to permeate all areas of NPR, leading efforts to build and sustain relationships that advance NPR and its Member stations’ ability to provide high-quality, independent content that plays a critical role in the lives of the American public and of people around the world. The CDO will serve as chief campaign officer for any current and future NPR fundraising campaigns, including NPR’s current capital campaign surrounding the organization’s 50th anniversary in 2020. The CDO will develop processes and relationships to ensure that fundraising strategies are mutually beneficial to NPR and its Member stations, accomplishing both national and local goals and lifting the entire NPR system to new levels of giving.

The Chief Development Officer will work with the NPR President and CEO and the NPR Foundation Chair to ensure that the Foundation’s structure, governance, and operating model are organized to efficiently maximize future contributed revenue. The CDO must effectively leverage the diverse talents of NPR corporate leaders, the development staff, the extensive philanthropic contacts of the Foundation Board and other key volunteers, and the collective resources of the Member station network to achieve fundraising goals. Working in concert with Member stations across the country, the CDO will promote fundraising for public media generally, as well as for specific programming and operational needs, as flows from the collaborative efforts with stations. Overall, the CDO will undertake fundraising and related activities that promote and support an effective, stable, growing, and vibrant public radio ecosystem.

Required qualifications and experience:

– Commitment to NPR’s mission, the broader public radio landscape, and high-quality journalism.

– Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree or record of continuing education preferred.

– Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in fundraising from individuals, families, foundations, and corporations, including major and planned gifts, as well as development operations and stewardship. Previous experience in an organization with an affiliate structure, and in planning and leading a large-scale fundraising campaign is highly desired.

– Minimum of 10 years of management experience, including staff oversight and designing and/or implementing world-class fundraising operations and donor stewardship programs.

– Keen understanding of the evolving nature and dimensions of philanthropy, including motivations for giving and for volunteering.

– Steeped in modern philanthropy best practices, including those pertaining to research, qualification, cultivation, and stewardship, as well as face-to-face solicitations and proposals.

– Strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve diversified funding and sustainable growth. Experience working directly with the most senior levels of an organization and the ability to effectively engage and strategize with various stakeholders.

– Demonstrated ability to strategically move individuals and institutions across the spectrum of prospect development. A history of securing six, seven, and eight-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with strategies for grooming the next generation of major gift donors.

– Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic marketing and communications in support of philanthropic goals.

– Experience identifying, inspiring, nurturing, and motivating board members and other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective philanthropic network.

– Highly developed skills in organizational efficiency and project leadership, including demonstrated accomplishments while working with cross-functional teams.

– Ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about prospect/constituency engagement strategy and process.

NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive place to work that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NPR is building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard,  and inclusion is the key to success.  NPR seeks leaders who have shown a demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How To Apply

NPR has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr., Managing Director
Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy
Diversified Search
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Washington, DC

Digital Media Strategist, Elizabeth Dole Foundation

The Organization

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill, or injured veterans. Founded by Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service and promote their well-being.

Mission Statement

Strengthen and empower America’s military caregivers and their families by raising public awareness, driving research, championing policy, and leading collaborations that make a significant impact on their lives

Position Overview

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is looking for an experienced and creative Digital Media Strategist to join our Communications team. The Digital Media Strategist is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the Foundation’s Social Media strategy across multiple platforms in order to increase brand awareness, spotlight military caregiver stories and resources, and encourage audience members to take action. The strategist will also support fundraising strategy and implementation across digital channels. This position will be working closely with both the Communications and Development teams.

Responsibilities

● Develop, implement and manage the Foundation’s social media and digital strategy

● Manage and oversee social media and website content

● Write and create social media posts and website content

● Build and maintain a social media post calendar that considers times for posting, considering both audience engagement metrics as well as web traffic

● Measure the success of social media campaigns

● Collaborate with designers on creating informative, attractive graphics and content

● Stay on top of the current best practices, trends and technologies for each social media platform

● Produce live social media coverage at Foundation and partner events

● Communicate with both industry professionals and social media influencers to create a strong social network

● Monitor SEO

● Define social media and website KPIs

● Develop and execute social media ad strategy in coordination with Foundation objectives

● Collaborate with Development team on digital fundraising needs

● Train co-workers on how to use social media in a beneficial way

● Other duties as assigned

Requirements

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is looking for a hard-working, positive, creative and passionate professional for a full-time position based in Washington DC. The applicant should have excellent written communication skills, with extensive proficiency in the areas of Social Media and Website Development. Familiarity with the Military and Veteran Community is desired, and will be considered when choosing the best applicant for this position.

● 3-5 years of experience as a Digital Strategist, Social Media Strategist, or similar role

● Experience within a top digital strategy or public relations firm preferred

● Strong creative writing, copywriting and copy-editing skills

● Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and other social media best practices

● Direct experience using social media management tools (e.g., Hootsuite, Sprinklr)

● Proficiency with CRM platforms (e.g. Salesforce, HubSpot)

● Proficiency with WordPress, web design and publishing

● Detail-oriented with strong ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

● Proficiency with video and photo editing tools, digital media formats, and HTML

● Understanding of SEO and web traffic metrics

● Good understanding of social media KPIs

● Excellent multitasking skills

● Critical thinker and problem-solving skills

● Team player

● Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premier Pro, InDesign) or equivalent digital media editing tools is preferred

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to the email address below and include “Digital Media Strategist” in the subject line:

Neil Sumilas, Vice President of Operations

neil@elizabethdolefoundation.org

Wilmington, DE

President, Strive: How You Lead Matters

The Organization

Strive: How You Lead Matters (Strive), founded in 1996 as Sports Challenge Leadership Academy, is a non-profit dedicated to building character-based leadership skills in young people. With a focus on reaching children and youth from underserved communities, Strive designs and delivers dynamic, interactive leadership programs across the country. Strive believes, and research proves, that SECD (Social, Emotional, and Character Development) skills are critical to life-long success. It is Strive’s mission to build these skills in the next generation of leaders with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization, in the Strive curriculum, and with every program participant.

Strive provides programming in schools and with nonprofit partners in Wilmington, across the state of Delaware, and nationally, reaching 3,400 youth in 40 organizations in 2019.  All types of communities, universities, clubs, and schools including public, private, charter, and residential programs have utilized Strive teachings to engage different student populations. The programs have demonstrated positive results across multiple sectors and promote equity and inclusion among participants.

The Strive team and Board of Directors are driven by a set of core values: know thyself, fill tanks, brush it off and grow, be fair and honest, choose laughter, stick with it, and find the best in yourself so you can inspire the best in others.  These values are animated among a collaborative and dedicated team and in the curriculum of Strive’s five successful programs.

Position Summary
Strive seeks a President to lead the organization to and through the next exciting phase of growth as it continues to develop and empower the next generation of character-driven leaders.  Building on a 24-year foundation, the President will have overall responsibility of all aspects of the organization: leadership, strategy, revenue, operations, program quality, staff management and stakeholder engagement of the nearly $1M organization.  Strive recently completed its 5-year strategic plan resulting in significant program innovation, growth, and revenue diversification.  The President will work closely with the Board to develop and implement the new strategic plan as Strive continues to increase its impact.

The ideal candidate possesses exceptional leadership skills, embodies the Strive core values, is innovative and collaborative, and has a record of successfully managing the efforts of others while growing an organization, department or initiative.  In addition, the ability to grow revenue from a variety of diverse sources, and a commitment to youth development and those who serve them will be critical for the new leader.

This position reports to a national Board of Directors, manages a dedicated and talented team of four full-time employees, 30 coaches, and 8 summer program staff, and will be based in the Wilmington, DE region.

The staff is currently working remotely in the Wilmington, DE region.  Strive is open to considering candidates who would work remotely from other cities.

Key Responsibilities
Team Leadership

  • Provide inspirational leadership and vision to the Strive team and embody and promote the vibrant culture that fosters collaboration, learning, and accountability across the organization
  • Build on Strive’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion through intentional management, trainings, and thought partnership, ultimately formalizing Strive’s DEI work into a DEI strategy
  • Empower, inspire, and hold accountable four dedicated and talented staff and part-time coaches with a focus on collaboration and professional growth and development
  • Engage with members of the Board to leverage their talents across all aspects of the organization

 Strategy

  • Work with the Board of Directors on setting the strategic vision of the organization
  • Guide the implementation of the strategic plan; provide quarterly and annual updates to the Board
  • Set clear goals for the staff to ensure fulfillment of Strive’s vision and mission

 Program Quality

  • Oversee the management and continued improvement of all programs, consistent with the organization’s mission and values
  • Continually review and enhance the curriculum of Strive’s programs, ensuring they meet participant needs and are consistent with Strive’s vision, mission, and growth strategy
  • Build on and continue to enhance Strive’s research and evaluation focus

 Operations

  • Oversee the successful execution of the organization’s day-to-day operations, including effective strategic financial decision-making and management, reporting, and compliance
  • Create and maintain repeatable and measurable systems and procedures as needed to support Strive programs and strategy
  • Lead annual budgeting process in support of strategic plan and mission
  • Provide monthly reporting on annual priorities to Board

 Finance

  • Ensure effective and efficient financial management of the organizational budget
  • Provide fiscal oversight working closely with bookkeeping service and Board

Development and Communications

  • Manage and grow existing funder relationships and implement expanded funding strategies that generate new revenue from diverse sources to ensure organizational sustainability
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key funders, partners, community stakeholders, program and coaching alumna, and other external organizations
  • Advocate authentically and proactively for the mission, vision and goals of Strive
  • Oversee development and implementation of PR and communication plan including social media and website

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated passion for the vision and mission of Strive, including a deep passion for social impact and dedication to the organization’s core values
  • An unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Minimum ten years of professional leadership experience
  • Previous experience in a senior leadership role with a demonstrated ability to manage the strategic, financial, operational, and team leadership needs of an entrepreneurial education nonprofit
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to engage a diverse set of key stakeholders into the Strive community
  • A track record of successful sales and/or fundraising from a variety of sources
  • Demonstrated ability in growing and developing an organization and its programs
  • Experience in managing operations within a budget and appropriate cash flow
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and participate in strategic partnerships
  • Positive outlook, willingness to listen, and enthusiasm for professional growth as a leader and with the team
  • A sense of humor and perspective

How To Apply

https://leaderfit.catsone.com/careers/20424-General/jobs/13669019-President-Strive-How-You-Lead-Matters/