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Asheville, NC

Chief Executive Officer, Dogwood Health Trust
The Organization

Witt Kieffer is honored to partner with Dogwood Health Trust and its Board of Directors in recruiting its founding Chief Executive Officer. This is a career-defining opportunity for a seasoned, collaborative and humble executive to build and lead the biggest healthcare conversion foundation on a per capita basis in the country. Dogwood Health Trust is a $1.5 billion private, not for profit, non-operating foundation, based in Asheville, North Carolina, whose sole purpose is “to dramatically improve the health and well-being of all people and communities of Western North Carolina.” The Trust became operational upon the sale of the assets of Mission Health System to HCA Healthcare. Dogwood Health Trust will seek to fulfill its purpose by addressing what the World Health Organization and other experts call the social determinants of health – factors such as individuals’ early childhood development, education, economic stability and physical surroundings.

This person will be a bold and entrepreneurial leader with a proven track record of success and clearly identifiable accomplishments that lend confidence that he or she is capable of thriving with a challenge of this magnitude. The CEO, in conjunction with the Board, will build the Dogwood Health Trust’s reputation and organization, establishing a clear understanding of the Trust’s mission, purpose and goals and eliminating any public confusion over the beneficiaries of its efforts. The CEO will establish a sustainable organization that will serve as a model for other communities across the nation. Dogwood Health Trust has the opportunity to create a model for other organizations in other communities to emulate. The CEO will drive all efforts to have the Trust recognized as an advocate and thought leader in addition to a grant-making organization.

Position Overview

The successful Chief Executive Officer candidate will firmly establish oneself in the community and be seen as the voice and face of Dogwood Health Trust to all constituents. This executive must develop personal and professional credibility, gain respect and build trust internally and externally, making certain that residents throughout Western North Carolina are engaged in the launching and planning of the Trust’s charitable work and that the Trust will be faithful to its charitable purposes.

Candidates must possess 10+ years of management experience leading an organization or business with full P&L responsibility, operations, strategy and execution. Candidates from foundations, not-for-profit and for-profit environments will be considered. Essential to this CEO’s success will be a proven understanding of the social determinants of health, population health assessment and programming, as well as an appreciation of emerging trends and opportunities. The selected candidate must have demonstrated program development and delivery success, with the clear ability to quantify/validate program performance. The successful candidate will have experience building and managing a complex organization that is innovative and responsive.

How To Apply

A full Leadership Profile detailing the opportunity can be found at www.wittkieffer.com. Please direct all nominations and resumes to Kimberly Smith, Julie Rosen and John Fazekas, the Witt/Kieffer Consultants leading this assignment in partnership with the Dogwood Health Trust via e-mail, to: DHT-CEO@wittkieffer.com.

Brooklyn, NY

Program Officer, SHE, Ms. Foundation for Women
The Organization

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Ms. Foundation for Women’s mission is to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all.  We seek to achieve our mission by investing in and strengthening the capacity of women-led movements, particularly by women and girls of color, to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of all women and girls. We do this by focusing our grantmaking on women’s safety, health and economic justice (SHE).  We provide flexible, general operating support to grantee partners to ignite change, amplify the least heard voices, and create collaborations across issues that address the interconnected nature of women’s and girls’ lives.

Since 1973, the Ms. Foundation has invested more than $70 million into building the power of women in social justice fields, serving as a conduit to the philanthropic sector as an intermediary funder investing in women and girls.  Our vision is to create a just and safe world where power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.  Please see this link to the strategic plan: https://forwomen.org/resources/strategic-plan-2018.

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

 The Program Officer, Safety, Health and Economic Justice (SHE) will bring a broad understanding of gender and racial justice, with a particular focus on the issues and challenges facing women and girls of color and indigenous women and girls, including queer and trans women, immigrant and low income communities.  In addition, they will have some knowledge and understanding of movement building, grassroots advocacy, policy advocacy and community organizing within women-of-color communities, and will have knowledge of social justice philanthropy. The Program Officer will have expertise in feminism, gender justice, racial justice and LGBTQ justice movements, and an intersectional, cross-movement analysis.

The Program Officer will be part of the Ms. Program Team, working to carry out a unified program strategy to advance safety, health and economic justice for women and girls of color.  In this role, they will identify strategic opportunities and priorities in the field; determine potential grantees and partner organizations; manage grantmaking, capacity building and programmatic initiatives; and collaborate with grantees, funders, colleagues and other partners to advance programmatic goals and outcomes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Identify strategic priorities and opportunities to advance safety, health and economic justice for women and girls of color.

·         Build and manage a grants portfolio, including identifying new grantees and making grant recommendations, writing requests for proposals, reviewing proposals, facilitating review meetings, and monitoring grantee progress.

·         Cultivate relationships with grantees, funders and other movement partners.

·         Stay abreast of trends and new developments in philanthropy and social justice movements.

·         Plan, facilitate and participate in external meetings and follow-up as appropriate.

·         Actively engage in external philanthropic organizations and networks to promote a gender and racial justice lens in the philanthropic sector, highlight grantees, and increase resources for work led by and for women and girls of color.

·         Present at conference panels and workshops.

·         Collaborate with the Director of Capacity Building and Learning and other Ms. team members to develop and implement technical assistance, capacity building and field building strategies as needed.

·         Participate as active member in cross-departmental and foundation-wide activities.

·         Conduct special projects or research assignments as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Minimum 5-7 years’ work experience in grantmaking, program management, community organizing or advocacy.

·         Commitment to the Ms. Foundation’s mission, vision and values, and to working with diverse communities toward women’s safety, health and economic justice.

·         A broad understanding of feminist and/or gender justice, racial justice and LGBTQ justice movements, and intersections with other social justice movements.

·         Strong project management skills, ability to manage time efficiently, problem-solve, meet deadlines, work independently with minimal support, and ask questions and seek assistance if needed.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to quickly gather, synthesize and summarize information in a clear and jargon-free manner.

·         Highly proficient with Internet and Windows-based technology (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

·         Experience with MicroEdge GIFTS or other grants management software a plus.

·         Strong interpersonal skills, flexible working style, sense of humor, resourcefulness, and ability to take ownership of a project and hold oneself accountable for results.

·         Ability to work well as part of a team and build collegial working relationships.

·         Experience with grassroots organizations and grassroots leadership development a plus.

·         Ability to travel as needed.

How To Apply

TO APPLY  

Applications should include your résumé (in Word format) and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and where you learned of the position. Please submit these materials to: jobs@ms.foundation.org.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To learn more about the Ms. Foundation for Women, please visit:   www.forwomen.org

 

The Ms. Foundation for Women is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and promotions. We shall continue to adhere to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, position status and other employment actions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, socio-economic status, marital status, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Brooklyn, NY

Director, Girls Fund Initiative, Ms. Foundation for Women
The Organization

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Ms. Foundation for Women’s mission is to build women’s collective power in the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all.  We seek to achieve our mission by investing in and strengthening the capacity of women-led movements, particularly by women and girls of color, to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of all women and girls. We do this by focusing our grantmaking on women’s safety, health and economic justice (SHE).  We provide flexible, general operating support to grantee partners to ignite change, amplify the least heard voices, and create collaborations across issues that address the interconnected nature of women’s and girls’ lives.

Since 1973, the Ms. Foundation has invested more than $70 million into building the power of women in social justice fields, serving as a conduit to the philanthropic sector as an intermediary funder investing in women and girls.  Our vision is to create a just and safe world where power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age.  Please see this link to the strategic plan: https://forwomen.org/resources/strategic-plan-2018.

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director, Girls Fund Initiative is a new, full-time position at the Ms. Foundation. The Director will bring significant expertise in girls’ advocacy, movement building, and leadership development, and/or demonstrated experience working with adolescent girls. They will have a commitment to and broad understanding of feminism, gender, racial and LGBTQ justice movements, and intersections with other social justice movements, and knowledge and expertise in approaches to advancing gender and racial equity and justice. Ideally, the Director will have prior experience working in the philanthropy sector.

The Director, Girls Fund Initiative will be part of the Ms. Program Team and work closely with the Vice President of Strategy and Programs to develop and manage the new Ms. Foundation Girls Fund Initiative to support adolescent girls of color in the U.S. and U.S. territories. This new position is intended to expand the Ms. Foundation’s grantmaking and other programmatic support to strengthen adolescent girls’ movement building and advocacy, with an emphasis on girls of color.

Consistent with the Ms. Foundation’s values and strategic approach, we would prioritize supporting groups and projects led by, centering and/or focused on adolescent girls of color, and cross-movement building efforts centering their advocacy needs. We define adolescent girls as being approximately 12-18 years of age, and have a clear and unequivocal commitment to transgender girls and gender non-conforming people.

The Ms. Foundation is the first US-based partner in The Global Girls’ Fund, a 7-year initiative, seeded by the NoVo Foundation, to support the growth of a flourishing eco-system of funders committed to increasing the resources to, and visibility of, girl-led and girl-centered groups across movements globally.

RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Conduct a landscape/field analysis to identify strategic opportunities for the Ms. Foundation’s engagement and funding, and involve a wide range of partners from across multiple fields and perspectives.

·         Develop a program strategy for a multi-faceted Ms. Foundation Girls Fund Initiative to support advocacy and movement building led by and/or centering girls of color in the U.S. and U.S. territories.

·         Provide thought leadership and expertise on adolescent girls programming to the Vice President, Strategy and Programs, other staff, grantees, and other Global Girls Fund partners, including sharing knowledge, strategies and best practices.

·         Work with the Director, Capacity Building and Learning to identify outcomes and measure results of the Initiative.

·         Manage grantmaking and other programmatic activities for the Girls Fund Initiative, including coordinating grant applications and review processes and preparing grant recommendations, monitoring grantee progress and outcomes, designing and implementing technical assistance, capacity building, and field building strategies, organizing grantee convenings, and generating and managing annual program plans and grants budgets.

·         Attend and participate in the planning of convenings with additional Global Girls Fund Initiative partners, funder staff, other colleagues/experts and girls.

·         Serve as a liaison to Grantmakers for Girls of Color.

·         Manage the budget of this initiative, including preparing reports and interim written and verbal updates with funders.

·         Develop and provide internal and external updates and other communications.

·         Promote a collegial and cooperative approach to work both internally and externally.

·         Actively participate in external practitioner and philanthropic organizations and pursue opportunities to present to philanthropic and other audiences, as appropriate, to advance the strategic goals and priorities of the Girls Fund Initiative and Ms. Foundation in general.

·         Serve as Foundation spokesperson, as approved, at conferences, press conferences and other external-facing events.

·         Supervise consultants and support staff related to the initiative as needed.

·         Take on special projects as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Minimum ten years’ related work experience, with increasing levels of responsibility, in relevant program development, management, grantmaking, community organizing or grassroots advocacy.

·         Commitment to the Ms. Foundation’s mission, vision and values, and to working with diverse communities toward women’s safety, health and economic justice.

·         Expertise in girls’ advocacy, movement building and leadership development, and/or demonstrated experience working with adolescent girls.

·         Prior experience working in the philanthropy sector a plus.

·         A broad understanding of feminist and/or gender justice, racial justice and LGBTQ justice movements, and intersections with other social justice movements.

·         Experience managing stakeholder relationships and working with grantees or community-based organizations to increase capacity and evaluate program outcomes and impacts.

·         Ability to build strong and collegial working relationships with colleagues, grantees, donors, potential funders and institutional partners.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills, and able to quickly gather, synthesize and summarize information in a clear and jargon-free manner.

·         Strong planning, administrative and organizational skills; ability to manage time efficiently, meet deadlines, and work independently with minimal support.

·         Flexible working style, sense of humor, strong interpersonal skills, calm and resourceful, able to work under pressure, and committed to working cross-functionally and collaboratively.

·         Ability to travel.

·         Proficient with Internet and Windows-based technology (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

·         Experience with MicroEdge GIFTS or other grants management software a plus.

·         Fundraising experience helpful but not required.

How To Apply

TO APPLY  

Applications should include your résumé (in Word format) and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and where you learned of the position. Please submit these materials to: jobs@ms.foundation.org.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To learn more about the Ms. Foundation for Women, please visit:   www.forwomen.org

 

The Ms. Foundation for Women is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and promotions. We shall continue to adhere to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, position status and other employment actions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, socio-economic status, marital status, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Cambridge, MA

Manager, Assessment and Advisory Services, Center for Effective Philanthropy
The Organization

About CEP

For nearly 20 years, CEP has led the movement to improve philanthropy through a powerful combination of dispassionate analysis and a passionate commitment to improving lives. Today, over 300 foundations around the world have used CEP’s assessment tools to gather honest feedback from their stakeholders in an effort to learn how to be even more effective. CEOs and trustees have come to rely on our research for insights into foundation effectiveness on a wide range of topics, from assessing performance to developing strategy to managing stakeholder relationships. Our highly regarded programming—including our biennial conference—gives foundation leaders an exclusive and unprecedented opportunity to connect with their peers. CEP is based in Cambridge Massachusetts, with a second office in San Francisco, California. Strengths of CEP’s work culture are entrepreneurialism, accountability, teamwork, collegiality, diversity, and mutual respect.

Position Overview

Manager, Assessment and Advisory Services

Cambridge, MA

CEP is expanding its Assessment and Advisory Services team and is seeking a dynamic and skilled Manager to join its Cambridge, MA office. Reporting to the Vice President, Assessment and Advisory Services, the Manager position is responsible for leading effective engagements with CEP’s foundation clients by partnering with a variety of stakeholders. Externally, the Manager builds and maintains relationships with foundation leaders and represents CEP in meetings, presentations of assessment tool results, and at conferences and speaking engagements. Internally, the Manager supervises research analysts and collaborates with other leaders on the strategy and continuous improvement of the Assessment and Advisory Services department.

Position Outcomes

A successful Manager, Assessment and Advisory Services will achieve the following outcomes:

·        Lead a portfolio of client engagements, driving the development of appropriate assessments, overseeing data collection and analysis processes, and presenting results to clients, ultimately building a trusted advisory role with major funders

·        Develop new business for CEP’s Assessment and Advisory Services department, identifying opportunities for CEP to meet foundations’ needs related to data-driven decision-making

·        Foster high performance and individual development among CEP’s research analysts through effective supervision, coaching, and collaboration, and by promoting a positive environment within the Cambridge office

Key Responsibilities

In order to achieve these outcomes, the Manager will:

·        Cultivate strong existing and new client relationships based on trust, communication, integrity, and a commitment to service excellence

·        Oversee the development of high quality assessment engagements by appropriately scoping projects, effectively choosing what paths of analysis to pursue and focusing interpretation on the most important findings; managing project-based teams in an empowering way and deciding how best to communicate results through CEP’s online reporting system and presentations for clients

·        Help clients deeply understand assessment results, demonstrating patience, empathy, and an appreciation for organizational dynamics and the psychological barriers to change and improvement

·        Contribute to new business development by reaching out to potential clients, following up on inquiries and leads as well as exploring new business opportunities with existing clients

·        Participate on the client leadership team, addressing the strategy, content, and continuous improvement of CEP’s assessments, participating in the development of new approaches, and identifying opportunities to provide advisory services

·        Supervise research analysts through coaching, mentoring and training to foster their development and ensure that CEP’s work is of consistently high quality

·        Attend conferences and philanthropy events to generate interest in CEP’s work

·        Contribute positively to the organization’s culture by demonstrating a commitment to the organization’s mission, its belief in the power of good data to improve decision-making, and its commitment to excellence

Qualifications

·        Minimum of seven years of experience, with previous consulting and/or foundation experience highly desired

·        A minimum of a bachelor’s (BA, BS) degree is required; advanced degree in business, public policy, public health, or public administration preferred

·        Experience developing new and managing existing client relationships with responsibility for deliverables and presentations

·        Comfort interacting with high-level senior executives in high-pressure, high-stakes settings

·        Passionate commitment to the work of the nonprofit sector and the effectiveness of philanthropy

·        Experience leading teams and mentoring or training junior staff members, with the ability to collaborate effectively with remote colleagues

·        Outstanding quantitative analytical ability and commitment to data-driven insight, including facility with basic statistical analyses (i.e., T-tests, ANOVA)

·        Experience developing and delivering presentations

·        Excellent writing and communication skills

·        Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

·        Highest level of personal integrity and commitment to excellence

·        Travel annually of up to 30% will be required of this position

 Benefits

Our nonprofit model is central to our identity: our bottom line is impact, not profit. Yet even as a nonprofit, we successfully compete for top talent across both the public and private sectors and offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:

·        The annual salary for this role is ­­­­$111,000

·        Performance based incentive compensation plan

·        Comprehensive health and dental insurance plans

·        Generous paid time off plan, including up to 15 holidays, two weeks of accrued vacation, and two personal days per year

·        401(k) plan with a 1:1 Employer Match up to 5% of total compensation

·        Generous annual personal professional development allowance

·        Flexible spending and dependent care tax free savings plans

·        Life insurance covered 100% by the organization

How To Apply

To Apply

Please fill out our application for employment and attach a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. If you have any questions, please contact Leaha Wynn, Associate Manager, Human Capital and D&I Strategist or Alyse d’Amico, Director of Human Capital at jobs [at] cep [dot] org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 We believe that a diversity of thoughts, experiences, backgrounds, personalities, and identities helps us think bigger and better, and enables us to reach our goals more effectively. We are committed to building a diverse staff, and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Chicago, IL

Communications Manager, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
The Organization

Communications Manager

Department: Communications
Reports to: Director of Communications
Location: Chicago, IL

About the Communications Department

 The Foundation’s Communications team is responsible for the visual and written brand management of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. We are the brand managers and the voice of all the grantmaking programs of the Foundation. We work within the digital design landscape, including various social media platforms, campaigns, photography, videography and editing to visually market the work of the grantmaking programs, and the grantee-partners of Chicago and the state of Illinois. Our team manages all visual content including graphic design, publishing, advertisement, signage management, brochures, video, photography and all marketing collateral. Additionally, we maintain social platforms for the McCormick Foundation, develop and cultivate relationships with our followers, and play a direct role in social media growth through the state of Illinois.

 Position Overview

Opportunity: Communications Manager

The McCormick Foundation is looking for an experienced project manager and savvy relationship builder with a philosophy of providing excellent client service. The ideal candidate has strong writing and campaign management skills, and experience supporting fundraising and development communications.

The Communications Manager leads and oversees client service for all Foundation grant programs through coordinated communications support. This includes coordinating overall content development (stories, videos, graphics and presentations), designing and implementing fundraising efforts through public campaigns with the community, proactive and reactive media relations work, managing internal communications, and supporting plans that enhance the impact of the Foundation.

The Manager provides oversight to one Communications Officer (who, in turn, supervises the Communications Intern) in the design and development of social media campaigns, related content, and meeting support services. The Manager is a partner to the Web Development Manager in providing integrated communication support to all Foundation staff.

Responsibilities

·         Provides coordinated client service to all Foundation grant teams to develop and implement best-in-class internal and external communication strategies with confidence and diplomacy

·         In partnership with the Director of Communications, develops, implements and manages the Foundation’s fundraising solicitation campaigns to support the McCormick Foundation Communities Matching Fund, disaster relief campaigns and other efforts as needed

·         Leads the development and production of online and offline communication channels for internal and external audiences (i.e. the Roadmap, Insights, the RoundUp, Kernels, social media, etc.)

·         Maintains the Communications editorial calendar, identifying and managing content topics, vehicle frequency and distribution methods

·         In partnership with the Director of Communications, responds to requests from local and national media, providing necessary information as appropriate

·         Provides supervision and direction for the Communications Officer

·         In partnership with the Director of Communications and Web Development Manager, takes a leadership role in planning and execution of awareness campaigns and special promotional events

·         Assists the Director of Communication in the management of the departmental budget

·         Undertakes special projects as requested by the Director of Communications, including providing additional support to Cantigny Communications

Qualifications

 ·         A minimum of 10 years of field experience in internal/external communications, fundraising communications, journalism, campaign management, public relations or related field. Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field required; advanced degree preferred

·         Presents an extensive writing portfolio, showcasing examples of online and offline writing styles (please note: candidates will be required to submit writing samples and participate in an onsite writing assessment during the interview process)

·         Experience working in or with a fundraising or development department within a nonprofit organization and demonstrated ability to support campaigns greater than $500,000 annually

·         Previous demonstrated experience managing a broad range of website and social media content development and distribution

·         Familiarity with internal stakeholder client service and curating an editorial calendar for those clients

·         Strong relationships with Chicago media and regional journalists

·         Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to create content in the appropriate voice for the organization

·         Excellent organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills

·         Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced atmosphere and interest in a working collaboratively as team member to accomplish goals

·         Decisive and proactive; operates as a take-charge self-starter with adaptive ability to prioritize and manage projects

·         Proficient in MS Office Suite

·         All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

How To Apply

Required Application Materials: Submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples online here.

Chicago, Illinois

President, Woods Fund Chicago
The Organization

Woods Fund Chicago seeks to help create a society where people of all racial and ethnic groups across all levels of social and economic status are empowered and have a voice to influence policies that impact their lives and where all communities are free of poverty and racism.

Woods Fund is a grantmaking foundation committed to the promotion of social, economic, and racial justice through the support of community organizing and public policy that engages people that are most impacted.

Position Overview

The next president of Woods Fund will be a proven leader of the highest personal and professional integrity and demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to the vision and mission of the foundation. The position demands exceptional written and verbal communication skills, seasonal political instincts, and superior leadership and management skills. The president will be thoughtful, visionary and confident, with authentic empathy and humility.

The next president will have demonstrated experience working and collaborating with disinvested (or communities most impacted by structural racism and economic justice) communities and peoople of color, as well as a strong track record advancing racial equity and economic justice.

The successful candidate will be experienced in working closely with a board of directors, staff, outside consultants and others, along with a proven ability to motivate and lead. Knowledge of the Chicago metropolitan region is highly desirable as is an in-depth understanding of the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. A demonstrated track record in budgeting, financial and investment management, along with a working knowledge of related laws and regulations, is required. A creative, organized, focused and goal-oriented personality, coupled with a high level of initiative and energy, is preferred.

A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. The next president must have at least 8-10 years of professional management experience.

How To Apply

Woods Fund has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com with the subject line “Woods Fund Chicago – President Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. Due to the anticipated number of applications, Morten Group will respond only to those applicants selected for interviews.

Woods Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factors.

For best consideration, please submit application materials by May 1st. Applicants from historically underrepresented communities, including people of color, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Denver, CO

Executive Assistant for Operations, The Colorado Health Foundation
The Organization

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

·         We serve Coloradans who have low income and/or have historically had less power or privilege.

·         We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.

·         We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Position Overview

The Foundation is pleased to announce the opening for the Executive Assistant for Operations.  This position provides high-level administrative support to the Chief Financial Officer and operational departments supporting the Foundation’s work towards bringing health in reach for all Coloradans.

Ideal candidates will connect with our mission and cornerstones, work well in ambiguity and managing change, and remain grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities. An understanding of the communities we serve, including Coloradans living on low income, communities of color and/or and neighborhoods or regions that face equity issues (experience may be professional in nature or personal) is a plus.

The Executive Assistant is responsible for maintaining complex schedules, planning meetings and handling official and confidential correspondence. Additionally, this position is responsible for maintaining relevant corporate records, including taking minutes and recording all decisions made at designated Board committee meetings.  In addition to general support for all operational functions, this position provides specific support to the Investment team. Examples of these responsibilities are maintaining all tracking sheets, investment manager visits, Investment Committee topic reference guide, and the new investment list.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of three years’ experience providing executive-level administrative support in a professional office. Experience supporting an investment function and working with boards are preferred. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required, especially Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

How To Apply

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

This position closes April 14, 2019

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

Denver, CO

Executive Assistant for Operations, The Colorado Health Foundation
The Organization

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

·         We serve Coloradans who have low income and/or have historically had less power or privilege.

·         We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.

·         We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Position Overview

The Foundation is pleased to announce the opening for the Executive Assistant for Operations.  This position provides high-level administrative support to the Chief Financial Officer and operational departments supporting the Foundation’s work towards bringing health in reach for all Coloradans.

Ideal candidates will connect with our mission and cornerstones, work well in ambiguity and managing change, and remain grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities. An understanding of the communities we serve, including Coloradans living on low income, communities of color and/or and neighborhoods or regions that face equity issues (experience may be professional in nature or personal) is a plus.

The Executive Assistant is responsible for maintaining complex schedules, planning meetings and handling official and confidential correspondence. Additionally, this position is responsible for maintaining relevant corporate records, including taking minutes and recording all decisions made at designated Board committee meetings.  In addition to general support for all operational functions, this position provides specific support to the Investment team. Examples of these responsibilities are maintaining all tracking sheets, investment manager visits, Investment Committee topic reference guide, and the new investment list.

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of three years’ experience providing executive-level administrative support in a professional office. Experience supporting an investment function and working with boards are preferred. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required, especially Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

How To Apply

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

This position closes April 14, 2019

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

Denver, CO

Grants Manager, Data and Reporting, The Colorado Health Foundation
The Organization

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

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

Position Overview

The Foundation is pleased to announce the opening for a Grants Manager, Data and Reporting. This position acts as a steward of the Foundation’s grant system of record, ensuring that the system is structured and utilized in a manner that supports the Foundation’s work towards bringing health in reach for all Coloradans.

Ideal candidates will connect with our mission and cornerstones; work well in ambiguity and managing change; and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities. A deep understanding of the communities we serve, including Coloradans living on low income, communities of color and/or and neighborhoods or regions that face equity issues (experience may be professional in nature or personal) is a plus.

Qualified candidates will have proven expertise in database integration and reporting. Specific knowledge in grantmaking operations and specialized compliance standards are a plus. They understand database structures and ensure tools are optimally designed and implemented for efficiency and ease of use. The ideal candidate is proactive, operations focused, technology savvy and must possess the ability to be thoughtful and positive contributors to departmental and cross-functional teams.

This position is responsible for ensuring integrity of grant data, and also uses a variety of platforms to run routine and ad hoc reports that provide key information to internal and external customers. The position also coordinates grantee reporting by sending reporting deadline reminders, providing assistance to grantees in completing their reports, and monitoring internal grantee reporting reviews. The Grants Manager is responsible for creating system documentation and providing training and user support for the grants database and other business intelligence tools.

At a minimum, candidates must have five years of experience managing database information, advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite with strong skills in Excel, demonstrate quick learning of software packages and advanced knowledge in both the front and back end of systems. Experience with Fluxx, Tableau, SQL and/or other data reporting tools is preferred. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

How To Apply

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

This position closes April 21, 2019

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

Detroit, MI

Senior Program Officer, The Skillman Foundation
The Organization

The Skillman Foundation believes children are our greatest asset and that the future of Detroit and its young people are inextricably linked. When Detroit children thrive, our city thrives.

We work to ensure that Detroit youth have access to high-quality educational and economic opportunities and a strong, broad network of champions that work on behalf of their interests by forming deep partnerships with individuals and organizations from a spectrum of backgrounds and ideologies and investing in efforts that help Detroit kids succeed in school and beyond. Our grant and changemaking strategy, the ​Opportunity Agenda for Detroit Children, targets three priority deliverables: high-quality education, a robust afterschool system, and an effective college and career pipeline. Our top-level benchmark measurements against these priorities are third-grade reading proficiency, perceptions of hope and opportunity, and meaningful high school graduation.

Position Overview

Senior Program Officer, Education

The Foundation is seeking a Senior Program Officer to lead our Education strategy. This position will provide leadership to a team of Program Officers who work collaboratively to support the Foundation’s strategies. In collaboration with the Vice President of Program & Strategy, this position has responsibility for designing and executing strategies, stewarding the resources of the Foundation, and building relationships.

Candidate Profile: 

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will oversee the Foundation’s Education work, which is complex and involves many partners and moving pieces. The ideal candidate possesses nuanced understanding and deep experience with youth-serving systems and systems change, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to the Foundation’s work in K-12 public education and youth development (afterschool and summer programming) in Detroit. While content knowledge is important for this role, it is equally important that candidates are able to hold a strategic high-level vision and organize a team against it. This position demands building authentic and supportive relationships with grant partners and fellow team members. The SPO will leverage internal and external relationships, resources, data, and insights to determine how the Foundation can best deploy its grantmaking and civic leadership to drive positive outcomes for Detroit youth.

Principal Responsibilities:  

  • Manage a significant grant portfolio. Review, summarize, evaluate, and prepare grant partner reports and recommendations. Provide technical assistance as necessary and appropriate to applicants and grant partners. Monitor and evaluate approved grants; manage compliance. Assist in the preparation of the reports and materials for Trustees. Support and maintain quality in systems operations, grantmaking procedures and process, and assume responsibility for data integrity. Periodically assess the Foundation’s grantmaking process, procedures, and guidelines and make recommendations for improvements. Assist in the development and management of the Foundation’s annual grantmaking budget.
  • Develop strategy and cultivate squad planning for results and impact. Conduct critical landscape scan and analysis to identify high-leverage opportunities for impact driven by data and analytic rigor. Develop clear logic models that define scope.
  • Lead and manage team of program officers. Establish squad practices and behaviors that yield results and enable individual program officer development.
  • Demonstrate public leadership and advocacy on behalf of children. Provide public presentations on behalf of the Foundation. Serve on civic and community-based boards to guide issues related to the Foundation’s core strategies. Convene key leaders and stakeholders on issues that advance the Foundation’s strategies and community investments, and to develop learning communities around issues that impact the lives of children.
  • Write compelling and clear analysis. Develop compelling and clear written analysis on strategy or strategy components and/or issue briefs that can be leveraged by others. Design respective board materials and external communication planning for squad projects.
  • Cultivate relationships to enable change. Lead and/or guide relationships with key stakeholders in the community to advance the Foundation’s core strategies. Strategically strengthen networks and build effective relationships with leaders in the field. Build and maintain relationships with other local and national funders for the purpose of generating additional support for Foundation strategies.
  • Use data to learn and improve. Participate in data collection and assessment to drive Foundation strategy development and priorities. Utilize data to assess organizational and program quality and effectiveness. Assess and secure leverage opportunities for growth.
  • Provide Trustee support. Upon request, prepare written materials and participate in quarterly Board of Trustee meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Education, and Skill Set: 

  • Master’s degree in Social Science or related field plus a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant program-related experience
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in the formal k-12 schooling system for student learning and/or the out-of-school system
  • Previous philanthropic and grantmaking experience highly preferred
  • Knowledge and exposure to system building, collective impact, data and analytics, nonprofit capacity building, and policy
  • Data-driven, results-focused, proactive
  • Experience forging and maintaining strategic partnerships, co-designing high-leverage investments, and building systems
  • Strong understanding of the systems and policies that impact the Foundation’s work and objectives
  • Research capabilities that have guided successful decision making
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding written and verbal communication skills including the ability to listen effectively, respond appropriately, and maintain solid relationships with a variety of personality types and diverse workforce
  • Strong project management and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-based environment, focusing on collaboration and inclusion
  • Success in accessing, developing, and sharing knowledge internally and externally
  • Ability to manage ambiguity comfortably
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking, independent judgment, and creative problem solving
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and core values of stewardship, integrity, excellence, inclusiveness and equal opportunity, adaptability, and collaboration.

How To Apply

This position is a full-time salaried position. The Skillman Foundation offers competitive salary offerings and excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, 401k (with a match), life insurance, and disability coverage.

If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@skillman.org no later than Friday, April 5, 2019. No phone calls please.

The Skillman Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Detroit, MI

Special Projects Manager, The Skillman Foundation
The Organization

The Skillman Foundation, located in Detroit, MI, is committed to improving the lives of Detroit children. We are a private, place-based philanthropic organization committed to expanding educational and economic opportunities for Detroit youth. We believe that when Detroit children thrive, Detroit thrives. For more information, visit www.skillman.org.

Position Overview

The Foundation is seeking a Special Projects Manager who will report directly to the Associate Vice President, Organizational Excellence & Impact. This dynamic role works closely with all functions in the Office of The President to affect change and advance the Foundation’s Opportunity Agenda for Detroit Children. The Special Projects Manager will work collaboratively with staff as well as with external partners. This position also works closely with the Foundation’s President & CEO by driving key, strategic projects (internally and externally) that have a direct impact on the Foundation’s mission.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple high-level projects and initiatives including establishing timelines; plotting and organizing the activities and resources needed to achieve objectives; overseeing and supporting execution; monitoring possible influencing factors; keeping proper documentation; and maintaining exceptional communication with staff and external partners.
  • Play a key role supporting the President & CEO and the Executive Leadership Team to execute ambitious external relations activities. Activities include preparing for key meetings with external partners and audiences, and assisting in the development and execution of reports, presentations, and materials for external relations as well as for the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
  • Serve as an external representative for the Foundation (meetings, conferences, etc.).
  • Support the Associate Vice President, Organizational Excellence & Impact and the President & CEO to develop new partnerships with mission-aligned organizations across the public, private and philanthropic sectors.
  • Work alongside the Associate Vice President, Organizational Excellence & Impact to ensure the internal development and sharing of continuous improvement processes, including tools to monitor progress of implementation of the Foundation’s organizational goals.
  • Assist in research and development efforts with the Foundation’s staff and Board on the diversity, equity and inclusion work.
  • Partner with the Foundation’s communications staff to share knowledge, both internally and externally, through presentations, meetings, publications, blog posts, and other digital platforms.
  • Employ advanced facilitation skills and support the sharing of organizational knowledge internally through organization-wide learning opportunities.
  • Support the evaluation of data and help Office of the President team members determine best ways to visually depict data to help move an agenda for children.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Education and Skill Set:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Minimum of five years of advanced project management experience. Prior experience in the nonprofit sector is preferred, but not required.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and high-level initiatives while maintaining flexibility.
  • In-depth experience with Microsoft applications and data visualization tools. Experience with info graphics and graphic design preferred.
  • Strong ability to facilitate meetings and conversations, oriented at setting objectives and deliverables.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to listen effectively, respond appropriately and tactfully, and work collaboratively with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a complex, team-based environment, focusing on collaboration and inclusion.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including youth, residents, nonprofit professionals, and civic leaders.
  • Proven analytical, critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills including the ability to analyze and synthesize complex material.
  • Innovative strategic thinker who is able to anticipate next steps to successfully complete work.
  • Exceptional work ethic, integrity, dependability and ability to utilize independent judgement while working effectively.
  • Proven ability to utilize discretion and maintain confidential information.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and core values of stewardship, integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, equal opportunity, service delivery, effectiveness, and respect.

How To Apply

This position is a full-time salaried position. The Skillman Foundation offers competitive salary offerings, and excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, 401k (with a match), life insurance, and disability coverage. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@skillman.org no later than Friday, April 5, 2019.  No phone calls please.

The Skillman Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Detroit, MI

Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.

Position Overview

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for program officer for its Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams. In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: education and learning; food, health and well-being; and family economic security. The foundation has made a generational commitment to grantmaking in the region that advances the vision of a future in which every child thrives. WKKF partners closely with community stakeholders and policy makers to co-create a network of organizations working together to advance economic stability, racial equity, and community and civic engagement, while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and medical care for children and families in need. This program officer will be dedicated to building pathways to the workforce and improving employment equity in Detroit and southeast Michigan.

Faye Nelson and Jonathan Njus, directors of Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security respectively, will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that nurture opportunities for achieving positive systemic change that improve economic outcomes for working families and children throughout Michigan. The Michigan Team is distributed across the State with offices in Battle Creek, Detroit, and Grand Rapids and is one of four critical place-based teams at the foundation. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in fields related to Family Economic Security, as well as a strong regional and national network. She/He/They will have expertise in economic development, job creation, workforce development, employer engagement, job quality, worker organizing, and labor policy. She/He/They will have experience understanding the pathways for individuals to enter the workforce through the skilled trades and other training opportunities and partnership and program development which is responsive to industry in the region. She/He/They will have the capacity, skill and passion to assume leadership and management of a large body of work. The program officer will screen and recommend grants for funding, conduct site visits, manage and monitor a portfolio of grant programs aligned with the strategic framework, and collaborate within the Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams and across the foundation to develop a more interdisciplinary approach to grantmaking. The program officer will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees and act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families. The program officer will also work closely within the city of Detroit to foster economic vitality and new investments for the city.

The search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Javier Garcia of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to:  WKKF-PODET@nonprofitprofessionals.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 W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

HISTORY AND MISSION

In 1930, breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg donated $66 million in Kellogg Company stock and other investments “to help people help themselves,” launching the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The foundation began its work in Michigan, but by the 1940s had expanded its work internationally and was breaking ground in areas such as rural children’s health, “mainstreaming” children with disabilities, and the development of the healthcare profession. By its 50th anniversary, the foundation was among the world’s largest private philanthropic organizations. Its mission reflects the foundation’s core priorities of thriving children, working families, and equitable communities, and the dynamic connection between the three.

“The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.”

To advance this mission, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation created a framework supported by an innovative matrixed organizational design to prioritize investment decisions and maximize effectiveness toward achieving the desired ends and improvements for children and their families. This new framework supports disciplined choices toward targeted outcomes and stronger alignment across programs. It is a focused and networked approach to strategic programming that relies on close cross-foundation collaboration and agile teams to leverage human capital and knowledge resources to positively impact vulnerable children, families, and communities. Across bodies of work, the foundation implements an array of change-making tools – grantmaking, impact investing, contracting, networking, and convenings – to ensure progress.  A commitment to racial equity, community engagement, and leadership development are woven into each endeavor as essential to the creation of a social context in which all children can thrive, particularly the most vulnerable.

MICHIGAN PROGRAMS & FAMILY ECONOMIC SECURITY

As the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s home state, Michigan has always held a special place in its mission. The foundation has a focused team whose work in the region is committed to the health, happiness, and well-being of all children in the community. Critical to that effort is having the community fully engaged in its own outcome. The Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams are integral in advancing grantmaking that focuses specifically on secure and sustainable employment and economic development in vulnerable communities. The foundation believes that its work must focus on community and civic engagement as well as racial and economic equity in order to create real, systemic and lasting change for Michigan’s children and their families.

Grantee Highlights:

Detroit Regional Workforce Fund (Access for All)

The Detroit Regional Workforce Fund, which is operated by the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, provides workforce training to increase career readiness of Detroit residents. With support from WKKF, Access for All offers Detroiters more than 290 hours of classroom and worksite training in the skilled trades (carpentry, masonry, operating engineers, plumbing, etc.), while also innovatively equipping workers with a “point of access” to skilled trades employment.

Southwest Detroit Business Association

The Southwest Detroit Business Association fosters innovation, drive, and commitment to support the community’s vision for a healthy, vibrant neighborhood. This is accomplished by employing strategies that support existing business and industrial enterprises, enhance the climate for public and private investment and economic growth, and act as a vehicle for cooperative ventures that support economic development in Southwest Detroit. WKKF funding will be used to support the creation of a Small Business Advocacy Center to increase the number of Detroit-based/owned businesses certified to bid on state and federally funded projects and to assist small business hiring by removing barriers to work preventing Detroit residents’ full access to jobs created.

Southwest Economic Solutions

Southwest Economic Solutions strives to provide opportunities for individuals and families to achieve greater economic success and has become a leader in workforce development services. WKKF financial support is providing holistic solutions in workforce preparation, employer services and job placement/retention for Detroit residents who are long-term unemployed and/or who face multiple barriers to equitable quality employment, including high school drop-outs, single parents, returning citizens and others.

Southwest Organizations Unifying Resources for Community and Employees (SOURCE)

The SOURCE is an employee support organization designed to help employees keep their jobs, receive training to enhance their employment, and help employees move into better positions within or across companies. WKKF funding will be used to increase economic security for low-wage healthcare workers in southeast Grand Rapids neighborhoods by providing support for career recruitment, retention and advancement.

WKKF works with industry partners and technical education programs to ensure there are clear pathways to employment for diverse populations. The foundation also supports families in developing a base of financial security that will enable them to support and engage in the education of their children and to save for the future. Additionally, WKKF is committed to helping develop diverse local leaders with influence and who can help leverage other local and national philanthropic dollars.

Opportunities Ahead for the PROGRAM OFFICER

The new program officer will join an extraordinary team of individuals who are passionate about eradicating social disparities and improving well-being for all children. She/He/They will also be part of a closely connected cross-disciplinary team executing the place-based work that spans across Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Orleans, Haiti, and Mexico. The place-based teams strive to improve conditions across these diverse places by sharing best practices and aligning resources, approaches, and assessment of grantmaking to drive solutions for systemic social change.

The new program officer can expect to engage in the following opportunities:

·       Provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of grantmaking efforts that are aligned and integrated with the unified mission and vision of the foundation. The program officer will be experienced in urban workforce and economic development and will possess a deep understanding of the importance of access to jobs that pay a living wage.  She/He/They will recognize the systemic barriers that have prevented minority communities from gaining access to the skilled trades and be actively engaged in breaking down those barriers. She/He/They will develop a strong network of key stakeholders, policymakers, community leaders, and grantees that support the foundation’s mission and inform and advance its work in Detroit. The program officer will expand and deepen the foundation’s work in employment equity, community development, and economic development, shaping the work and supporting communities to enhance the well-being of children and families in Detroit.

·       Collaborate with and support prospective and existing grantees in developing funding strategies, requests, and plans with a focus on change making relevant to policy and advocacy. The program officer will provide high-level technical assistance to grantees including conducting site visits and consulting on model development, partnership negotiations, leadership capacity building, and coaching. She/He/They will identify and recommend grantmaking opportunities that leverage WKKF investments for maximum impact in creating systemic change, and will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees, ensuring mutual understanding of WKKF program direction, goals, and expectations.

·       Create learning communities and collaborative networks amongst grantees and partners, develop and manage learning and evaluation components for grants, and cultivate a wide breadth and depth of knowledge about trends, practices, and issues relevant to workforce development, economic development, and employment equity. The program officer will work closely with WKKF’s Learning and Impact team to incorporate assessment components into program efforts to measure progress and impact. She/He/They will document and circulate lessons learned from grant investments, networking meetings, and other foundation-related activities. She/He/They will work collaboratively to identify and prioritize the highest value knowledge and learning from the foundation’s grant investments and networking meetings.

·       Build public and policy goodwill and awareness of issues affecting vulnerable children and families. The program officer will contribute ideas on how the foundation’s knowledge and learning could be packaged and disseminated to benefit nonprofit executives, business leaders, government officials, community leaders, parents, and other external stakeholders of the foundation. She/He/They will serve as a credible, articulate representative and spokesperson for the foundation and will communicate the program’s strategic direction and funding interests to various audiences, internal and external to the foundation.

·       Identify and nurture opportunities for affecting positive systemic change. The program officer will join a team responsible for grantmaking locally and nationally, specifically to advance key campaigns for Family Economic Security, including but not limited to, employment equity, workforce development, community development, and economic development.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be first and foremost committed to the foundation’s mission and will have a current understanding of broad social-economic, systemic forces affecting the economic wellbeing of children, their families and their communities. She/He/They will be distinguished as a leader in the broad field of economic security, with a strong team orientation, a high tolerance for ambiguity, and the ability to adapt quickly to change.

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

·       Eight to ten years of significant relevant work experience in workforce development, community development, economic development, and/or employment equity; familiarity and experience with the grantmaking process as well as strong networks in Detroit and nationally are a plus; Master’s degree in a field relevant to the portfolio is preferred;

·       Demonstrated flexible, multidisciplinary thinking required to address the social determinants of economic security and the drive to shape and inform the work based on the immediate issues and opportunities found in communities; understanding of the broad social and economic forces that affect communities and families and shape programming efforts; holistic and multi-dimensional approach to leadership development, organizational change, and community transformation;

·       Sophisticated understanding of economic disparities in Michigan and the related policy landscapes; ability to navigate successfully the different legal, social, and political forces at play through the federal, state, and local governance systems in Michigan; and/or knowledge of financial systems, capital markets, and economic mobility policy and practices that leverage diverse models and effective strategies for economic security, particularly among underserved communities;

·       Expertise in understanding philanthropy’s role in policy development to sustain program success and the current trends, movements, and best practices in developing policy to advance and magnify philanthropic investment and capitalize on emerging opportunities;

·       Capacity to develop and implement impactful programs and effectively communicate conceptual program frameworks to grant-seekers and trustees; deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking, and community change;

·       Experience in leading efforts to build coalitions between nonprofits and employers who are committed to creating equitable and sustainable environments for low-wage workers, women, and persons of color;

·       Demonstrated success in forging and stewarding partnerships with the private sector, government agencies, foundations, policymakers and stakeholders in economic development, workforce development, and community organizations in support of children and families;

·       The knowledge and sensitivity to effectively work with and support vulnerable communities including appreciation for historical context, discernment of relationship nuances and power dynamics, and understanding of social, racial, and ethnic realities;

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs that have impact; ability to think globally while working locally, representing WKKF to a variety of stakeholders and intermediaries in a credible and influential way and with a selfless manner focusing on values and the greater good;
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds; willingness to set aside a personal agenda in favor of organizational and/or community goals and objectives;
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills; the ability to have authentic dialogue around sensitive issues including funding priorities, WKKF expectations, and community concerns; highly developed emotional intelligence and active listening skills, and the ability to use interpersonal and political skills in collaborative, diplomatic ways;
  • Excellent writing, editing, analytical, and oral communication skills including the ability to collect, review, synthesize, and present information and findings;
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines within designated timeframes, as well as demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities; strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail with the ability to work both independently, take initiative, and contribute ideas for enhancing performance;
  • An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, and patience necessary to work within a transformative environment; and

·       Ability to travel approximately 50 percent time is required; regular attendance on-site at the Battle Creek headquarters to facilitate interaction and synthesis of the grantmaking programs is required.

How To Apply

The search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Javier Garcia of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in PDF or Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-PODET@nonprofitprofessionals.com. Please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

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

Durham, NC

Director of Talent Management, Self-Help

The Organization Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. In service of its mission to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all, Self-Help seeks applications for the role of Director of Talent Management. Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration, the Director will be charged with attracting, developing, and retaining mission-aligned talent across the organization. Through leadership of a team of recruiting, performance management, employee engagement, and staff development professionals, the Director will build upon and execute the overall talent strategy across Self-Help’s diverse lines of service. They will have the opportunity to innovate around the organization’s approach to staffing, internal capacity and culture building. The ideal candidate will be a mission-driven professional with proven knowledge of best practices in recruitment and retention, learning and development, and employee engagement. They will bring demonstrated skills in critical thinking, coaching and mentoring, and collaboration with teams at all levels. They will bring an understanding of how equity, diversity, inclusion, and impact are integrated into talent management strategies and will have experience working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds. The successful candidate will be able to balance a tolerance for ambiguity with the skills to drive closure and have the ability to adapt quickly to change. They will be a compassionate and skilled strategist, coach, and relationship-builder.

This position can be located in Durham, NC (preferred) or Vallejo, CA. Self-Help is being supported in this search by Allison Kupfer Poteet, Melinda Hull, and Nureen Das of NPAG. Please see application instructions at the end of this document.

THE ORGANIZATION Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $7 billion in financing to 146,000 families, individuals and businesses. The organization helps drive economic development and strengthens communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation.

The Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending. Through its credit union network, Self-

Help serves over 145,000 people in North Carolina, California, Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, and South Carolina. Learn more at www.selfhelp.org, www.selfhelpfcu.org, and www.responsiblelending.org. Position Overview Self-Help’s Director of Talent Management will be responsible for designing and implementing an overall talent strategy that considers the unique and diverse needs of the various lines of service and geographies within the organization. The Director leads a team of human resource professionals with expertise in recruiting, staff development and employee engagement.

The Director of Talent Management works collaboratively with other senior HR leaders to ensure that all of Self-Help’s people practices reflect the organization’s mission, values, and commitment to economic opportunity. Specifically, the Director of Talent Management will:

• Collaborate with senior management and other leaders to set organizational priorities for talent management and lead the design and development of talent strategies to respond to those priorities;

• Serve as the organization’s “thought leader” on talent; sharing best practices and innovations in recruiting, performance management, employee engagement, and staff development; • Manage and mentor the Staff and Leadership Development Director, regional HR managers, Sr. Generalist, and recruiter;

• Collaborate with managers and HR staff to develop and execute talent acquisition strategies and methods that meet the needs of Self-Help’s teams and lines of service;

• Plan and implement onboarding processes that effectively orient new staff;

• Ensure that high-quality staff development programs and services are consistently delivered, inspire staff to grow their skills and impact, and achieve results that meet the needs of Self-Help’s teams and diverse lines of service;

• Create and facilitate innovative training workshops in areas of expertise as part of the staff and leadership development strategy;

• Design and implement performance management tools and engagement processes;

• Serve as a supportive sounding board and internal management coach;

• Support worker member councils and internal affinity groups;

• Ensure that all talent management processes and outcomes meet Self-Help’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity;

• Promote processes that encourage staff to share best practices internally and leverage data, workforce analytics and metrics, and benchmarking to make processes smarter and more efficient; and

• Contribute to other processes and functions as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

• A bachelor’s degree, and significant management experience in human resources, organizational development and learning, and/or another field relevant to the responsibilities outlined above; master’s degree preferred; • SPHR and/or SHRM-SCP preferred;

• International Coaching Federation (ICF) or other coaching certifications a plus;

• Minimum of ten years of experience in planning, partnering, and overseeing the delivery of human resources services and operations, particularly in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, mission-oriented organization; • Breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in talent acquisition, employee engagement, organizational development, and learning and an ability to advance equity and inclusion through such processes;

• Experience building organizational capacity, including opportunities for process and systems improvement;

• Highly developed emotional intelligence and the ability to use interpersonal skills in collaborative, supportive ways;

• An optimistic outlook, and the humor, integrity, patience, and perseverance necessary to support a diverse and mission-driven staff;

• Ability to adapt to a dynamic, multi-disciplinary staff and work environment;

• Excellent writing, analytical, and oral communication skills; • Available for national travel (approximately 30% time); and

• A demonstrated commitment to Self-Help’s mission and core values.

How To Apply

Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To apply, send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, and where you learned of the position to: SH-DTM@nonprofitprofessionals.com

In order to expedite the sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. More information about Self-Help can be found here: www.selfhelp.org, www.selfhelpfcu.org, and www.responsiblelending.org.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, class or family status.

Evanston, IL

Chief Advancement Officer, Youth & Opportunity United
The Organization

The Organization
Founded in 1971, Y.O.U. is an Evanston-based non-profit that partners with families, schools, and the community to provide academic, social, and emotional support to close the opportunity gap and prepare all youth for post-secondary and life success. Each year, Y.O.U. provides over 1,600 youth across 11 school sites with free, holistic, out-of-school support, including afterschool and summer learning programs, mental health counseling, and experiential learning through partnerships.

This is an exciting time of transformation for the organization, following a three-year $16.4M capital campaign that expanded programs, launched an endowment, and funded a new headquarters facility.  The organization is implementing a new strategic plan focused on data & evaluation of impact, increased integration of services, and a refined program model.  Our staff are a diverse collection of 70+ passionate individuals, committed to social justice, to trauma-informed care, to inclusion and equity, and to helping youth realize their full potential.

Y.O.U. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Position Overview

The Opportunity                               
Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) seeks a Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) to join a dynamic youth development organization. The CAO will oversee all aspects of fundraising, development and communications at Y.O.U. and will play a lead role in strategic advancement planning with the CEO. The CAO will report directly to the CEO as a key thought partner, collaborate with other members of the Executive Team, lead the Advancement Team of four, work closely with the Board of Directors and support various organizational committees.

A successful candidate will be passionate about the mission, will actively integrate with program staff to promote advancement planning, will be comfortable presenting to external and internal groups, will have a proven track record of cultivating, securing and expanding organizational funding via a strategically designed and comprehensive pipeline and will have strong executive presence.

The Role

  • Development and Stewardship: 70%
  • Leadership, Strategy, & Risk Management: 20%
  • Organizational communication: 10%

Development and Stewardship

  • Set and execute a vision for advancement in partnership with the CEO that best supports the strategic plan of the organization
  • Lead the Y.O.U. Board of Directors and Executive Team in developing short, medium, and long-term fundraising plans and projections
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy in Y.O.U., ensuring collaboration among and between internal stakeholders in keeping with our values and financial goals
  • Oversee the advancement planning process to meet and grow a $4.5-$5M annual operating budget to ensure availability and sustainability of resources, and to maximize impact and growth
  • Develop successful identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to direct and monitor the progress of donor relationships
  • Establish innovative strategies to promote giving to Y.O.U., in particular focusing on attracting and increasing corporate, foundation and individual support
  • In partnership with the CEO, create individual stewardship plans for each Board member, to ensure leadership contributions and 100% participation
  • Ensure the accurate and up-to-date maintenance of corporate and foundation records as well as individual donor information in the Neon database
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking fundraising models to provide insight into the organization’s current, future and past fundraising goals and strategies
  • Utilize a variety of engagement strategies with all donors to increase giving, including personal visits with other Y.O.U. allies (CEO, etc.) to develop and foster understanding of Y.O.U.’s vision and programs, and enthusiastically embrace asking strategies. In partnership with the advancement staff, cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate and foundation contributors.
  • Collaborate closely with Y.O.U.’s Finance Department and Programs Team to develop fundraising proposals, grant expenditure, programmatic impact and current and future fundraising opportunities
  • Establish and follow advancement policies and procedures and maintain appropriate internal controls
  • Provide timely, accurate, and useful advancement, programmatic impact and management reporting for all funders and Y.O.U.’s Board of Directors; prepare and communicate monthly and annual fundraising status reports, including a real-time pipeline of current and future fundraising opportunities

Leadership, Strategy, & Risk Management

  • Support the development and leadership of the Advancement team, which includes an Advancement Officer, Grants Manager, Communications Manager and Grants Writer, and Communications and Development Coordinator
  • Serve as staff lead of the Advancement and Nominating Committees of the Board and support preparation of full Board meetings
  • Continually review department infrastructure to ensure support of organization’s revenue growth and goals
  • Serve as a strategic thought partner to the Chief Executive Officer, supporting strategic planning, organizational dashboards and reporting, data & evaluation efforts, and external relations
  • Collaborate closely with Chief Talent Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as well as Program Directors, on cross functional issues such as culture management, effective program design, and managing organizational change
  • Serve as a key leader and build internal relationships with staff, in order to develop an understanding of programming that enables strategic resource allocation for efficient impact and growth of financial resources to meet programmatic needs
  • Represent Y.O.U. to internal and external stakeholders including the Y.O.U. board,  community partners, donors, grantmakers and public officials
  • Other projects and duties as assigned to assist the CEO and broader organizational initiatives

Organizational Communications

  • Lead the creation and support the implementation of a comprehensive communications plan that enhances Y.O.U.’s public image and status in the local community, as well as with corporate and grant community, with a recognizable “brand” reflective of organizational mission and values
  • Define expectations and lead the development and maintenance of brand image, positioning, and messaging for Y.O.U.
  • Define expectations and lead in the maintenance of image and identity standards for the organization
  • Manage the development and production of organizational marketing communications, including print and electronic publications, collateral materials, presentations, website content, social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, new media productions, advertising, media relations, and television broadcasts for staff and the community

Events Management

  • Conceptualize, manage and support the coordination and execution of all fundraising events in partnership with respective organizational staff, Board members and community stakeholders
  • Assist the CEO in strategically preparing for and prioritizing external events involving CEO and other organizational leadership

The Candidate

The CAO will be a seasoned, strategic and innovative leader with at least ten years of experience in advancement, development or comprehensive nonprofit fundraising, including at least four years of departmental leadership.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a proven track record in corporate, foundation, governmental, individual and and major gift solicitation and cultivation, preferably with major gift campaign experience, and evidence of cultivating new donors.

The successful candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible fundraising and development experience and four years leading a team of advancement or development professionals
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with preference given to candidates with advanced degrees or additional, relevant certifications
  • Performance in a senior advancement management role that partnered with executive staff to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies
  • Significant experience working with and cultivating individual donors and Board members
  • Experience and interest in strategic planning, including process design and measurement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to identify and translate programmatic outcomes and operations into compelling narratives for internal and external  audiences
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven effectiveness supervising and developing advancement professionals
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to Y.O.U.’s mission
  • An ability to work well with others in a highly collaborative environment

The Offer

Y.O.U. is a dynamic and energetic place to work, with a rich history as a community organization coupled with an entrepreneurial approach to solving problems. Out-of-school time programming spans grades 3 – 12, and a holistic model of program delivery includes collaboration with families, schools, and partners.  The Y.O.U. headquarters is a brand new facility housing administrative offices, a Maker Lab for STEM programming, a commercial-grade kitchen, clinical counseling spaces, a community gathering space, and an outdoor garden/event space.

Staff members of Y.O.U. benefit from

  • Professional learning budget for every staff, plus all-staff continuous learning trainings
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage
  • Pre-tax benefits including flexible spending and transit
  • 401K plan including company contribution
  • 12+ paid holidays per year, including a week-long Winter Break
  • 15 days of paid vacation and 12 days of paid sick leave annually
  • Competitive salary practices
  • Team-oriented culture supported by staff work groups to inform our values, shape our practices, and build community through social  gatherings
  • Caring and flexible work environment committed to work-life balance
  • Strong commitment to building and maintaining an inclusive environment, including race and LGBTQ+ equity work

How to apply

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Y.O.U. at this link to apply for the position. In addition to the general details requested, applicants are asked to submit a resume and a cover letter describing specifically how their background, skills, education, and experience match the needs described above.

Motivated candidates can also send their resume and cover letter to Tim Carnahan, Chief Talent Officer, at tcarnahan@youthopportunity.org.

Houston, Texas

Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, UTHealth Houston
The Organization

About UTHealth

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. Position Overview Position Summary: Develops, implements and evaluates comprehensive fundraising and advancement efforts for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of regional, national and international foundations, corporations, organizations and/or associations.

Position Key Accountabilities: 1. Identifies, cultivates, stewards and manages a large pool of prospective donors. Develops strategy and solicits gifts from local, national and/or international foundations and corporations. Constructs a set of activities and initiatives leading to the solicitation of major gifts. Promotes mutually beneficial relationships between foundations and corporations and UTHealth. In this capacity, guides foundations and corporations in identifying opportunities for partnership with areas of the University which parallel their priorities 2. Works with volunteers to identify, cultivate and solicit foundation and corporate prospects. 3. Works with prospect research to develop a strong and continuous donor pool. 4. Establishes and maintains strong and effective relationships with the University’s major internal constituencies. 5. Participates in University development meetings as appropriate. Attends events/special functions as required. Travel as required to maintain relationships with donors and to cultivate new prospects. 6. May manage Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection; hiring and termination, training, development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning. 7. Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded; financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. 8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills: Demonstrated experience working with senior-level and executive leadership. Ability to work with minimal supervision; demonstrated energetic and enthusiastic self-starter with the ability to relate well with and influence decisions of a diverse constituency.

Ability to systematically analyze complex issues and resolve problems quickly, using discretion with sensitive material. Proven track-record of cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts of $50,000 and above. Ability to communicate complex information clearly in oral and written formats to a variety of audiences. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar software. Minimum Education: Bachelor degree in a related field.

Minimum Experience: Five (5) years of experience in higher education or healthcare fundraising, or related work at a foundation or corporation at a level comparable to the needs of the position.

How To Apply Link to Posting: https://uth.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/director-of-corporate-foundation-relations-4206 Recruiter: Nikesh ‘Nick’ Kumar, 713/500-3152, Nikesh.Kumar@uth.tmc.edu

jreinders@voqal.org

Telecommunications General Manager, Mobile Citizen
The Organization

Mobile Citizen, a Voqal project, actively advances social equity through access by providing low-cost wireless 4G internet exclusively to nonprofit organizations, educational entities and social welfare agencies. Championed by a national collaboration of EBS (Educational Broadband Service) licensees, Mobile Citizen’s internet service is available nationwide. We believe that making the internet available at an affordable price contributes to an engaged public and ultimately a more equitable democracy.

Position Overview

The Mobile Citizen General Manager is the right hand to the Mobile Citizen Chief Business Development Executive and together these two positions will develop Mobile Citizen business strategy. The General Manager will focus on ensuring that strategy is implemented, managed and measured by leading and having overall responsibility for the areas of people management and customer relationships. The General Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the business which requires effective planning, delegating, coordinating, staffing, organizing and decision-making to attain the desired goals of the organization. This position requires operations and project management skills and knowledge of business development, sales, marketing, contracting and vendor management.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required.
  • At least 10 years of experience in some or all the following areas: telecommunications, sales and marketing development, warehousing, inventory, logistics and call center/customer care.
  • Experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management and ability to develop, implement and manage best practices.
  • Experience with NetSuite or equivalent.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Word applications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • Strong problem-solving and deductive reasoning skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in managing groups and major projects.
  • Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications of both for-profit and nonprofit status organizations.
  • Excel at operating in a fast pace, community-based environment.
  • Demonstrated passion for public sector technology initiatives that benefit nonprofit and social welfare organizations and education institutions.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate on strategic planning and execute those plans to enhance profitability, productivity and efficiency throughout the company’s operations.
  • Structure and implement operational initiatives by developing work plans, gathering and synthesizing relevant data, leading analyses and developing recommendations.
  • Collaborate with internal and external business partners to solve complex operational challenges.
  • Work with leaders across the company to set KPIs and develop systems for monitoring progress against them.
  • Monitor customer satisfaction with existing clients to ensure service delivery.
  • Oversee the formation of new business partnerships and negotiate contracts while maintaining existing partnerships, compliance and contracts.
  • Develop systems and processes to build efficiency and consistency across business operations.
  • Lead all local employees, includes; hiring, coaching, counseling, development, creating positive teamwork and ensuring a rewarding work environment.
  • Manage the Mobile Citizen team and key outsourced services, including call center operations.

The salary for this position is $116K. Voqal also offers a very generous benefits package including: partially paid medical coverage for employees and dependents, partially paid dental and vision, paid LTD, STD, and AD&D. Paid vacation, sick, holidays, and personal time. Retirement program including profit sharing and 401K plans and match.

If you are passionate about a career that allows you to positively impact society, then join the Voqal team and be the call for change.

We invite you to apply: Voqal is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Voqal employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need.

How To Apply

Please email resumes to careers@voqal.org, No phone calls, please.

New York

Racial Justice Program Officer, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
The Organization

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY, and Washington, DC. Wellspring’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wellspring hires, promotes and retains employees based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Foundation’s service needs and business requirements.  All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on any protected characteristic as defined by law (e.g., race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and prior criminal convictions, as well as educational attainment.

Position Overview

JOB SUMMARY

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (WPF) seeks a Program Officer to join its Racial Justice Program. Launched in 2016, WPF’s Racial Justice Program envisions a day when Black people and other people of color in all corners of the U.S. thrive and experience full participation in the U.S. democracy.  In service of this vision, the program provides grants and field support that build power within Black communities and communities of color creating a more just and equitable society by challenging anti-Black racism and White supremacy that perpetuate structural racism and a racialized criminalization system.

WPF seeks a Racial Justice Program Officer who shares our core institutional and program values, including:

·         Humility: openness to listening to and learning from groups and leaders working on the ground, from colleagues in philanthropy and across WPF, and to elevating the work of our grantees, not ourselves

·         Respect: for WPF grantees and colleagues, their perspectives, pressures, and contributions

·         Teamwork: a desire to work collaboratively and supportively with grantees and WPF colleagues

·         Courage: to support work that is bold, strategic, and informed by those most impacted by criminalization and injustice.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Racial Justice Program at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is dynamic and growing.  Under the direction of the Racial Justice Program Director, the Racial Justice Program Officer will work in close collaboration with three program teammates to continue building out an ambitious grantmaking strategy and rooting the program within WPF and the philanthropic sector. The Program Officer’s responsibilities fall in to three broad categories, each of which is central to the role:

 

Grantmaking: The Racial Justice Program Officer, in collaboration with the Program Director, will shape and manage a portfolio of grantees within the Racial Justice Program grantmaking strategy.  The Program Officer must listen to and learn from the racial and criminal justice fields the program supports, including formerly incarcerated people and communities of color directly impacted by criminalization and punishment, and Black communities and other communities of color building movements for social justice.  Specific grantmaking tasks include:

·         Staying abreast of new developments and trends in the field, and providing analyses to synthesize implications for the program

·         Undertaking initial screening of potential grantees; analyzing and assessing background information; conducting site visits; soliciting and developing funding proposals; and writing concise and clear grant recommendations

·         Managing grantee relationships, reviewing progress reports, conducting evaluations of grantee programs, and monitoring use of grant funds

·         Ensuring adherence to internal grantmaking processes via appropriate documentation, grant budgeting, data entry and reporting.

Organizational engagement: The Racial Justice Program Officer will work in close alignment with others on the Racial Justice Program team and across WPF, and will contribute to the success of the program and of WPF. The Program Officer will work both independently and collaboratively toward program and WPF goals.  Organizational engagement activities will include:

·         Supporting and contributing to Racial Justice Program processes and infrastructure, including weekly meetings and annual retreats

·         Shaping and participating in internal program presentations, including staff lunches and workshops

·         Advancing institution‐wide initiatives, including by serving on internal committees and/or task forces

·         Collaborating in learning and grantmaking with colleagues from across WPF

·         Communicating the program’s progress and challenges across the Foundation

External Relations:  The Racial Justice Program Officer will represent WPF and the Racial Justice Program in the philanthropic community and the fields we support.  External relations activities will include:

·         Engaging with peer funders and community-based organizations working in fields relevant to the Racial Justice Program, including mass criminalization and incarceration, civic engagement, youth leadership, economic justice, public health, and narrative change

·         Engaging in creative use of convenings, co-funding partnerships, pooled funds and other tools with different actors to promote a common grantmaking agenda and advance learning in the philanthropic and advocacy sectors

·         As appropriate, appearing on panels at funder conferences highlighting our grantees’ work and progress made under the program’s grantmaking strategy

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate is passionate about social justice and building power in Black communities and communities of color, and has a bold vision of what is possible.  WPF seeks a colleague eager to learn, grow, and be part of an enterprise larger than themselves.  Candidates should possess the following knowledge, skills and qualifications:

·         Minimum of seven years of experience with a social justice organization or in philanthropy

·         Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain close, collegial and effective working

o   relationships with colleagues and grantees of diverse backgrounds and perspectives

·         Deep knowledge and understanding of criminalization of communities of color and the criminal justice system—personal experience with criminalization or the criminal justice system is a plus

·         Ability to think and work intersectionally, particularly with regard to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity

·         Familiarity with organizing and power building strategies

·         Strong research, analytic, problem solving and writing skills, and ability to synthesize information clearly and concisely

·         Close attention to follow-up and detail

·         Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, orally and in writing

·         Ability to plan and manage multiple priorities on different timelines

·         Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion

·         Ability to travel extensively (30-40% time)

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

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range: $110,000‐$120,000 based on experience. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of the health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of the premiums for spouses, domestic partners and qualified family members). Wellspring also offers other benefits including life insurance, long‐term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), support for continuing education, up to $5,250 in annual student loan repayment or college savings assistance for qualified dependents and is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY:

For employment consideration, please submit application to jobs@wpfund.org

Subject

Line: “[Your name]— ”

All applications must include:

·      a resumé;

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

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

NOTE: At this time our preference is that applicants have work authorization to work in the United States. If you need sponsorship, please let us know in your cover letter.

The application deadline is April 22nd, 2019.

New York, NY

Director of Development, The Resolution Project
The Organization

The Resolution Project (“Resolution”) is a unique pathway to action for aspiring young leaders committed to changing the world. Resolution funds, mentors, and supports undergraduate students starting social enterprises in their home communities around the world. Over 450 Resolution Fellows, in 77 countries and 21 states across the U.S., are working in diverse, high-impact fields such as water, food, sustainable development, education, energy and the environment, equality and empowerment, health and wellness, and humanitarian relief, impacting over 1.6 million people with their work. Their impact ranges from life-improving to life-saving, their leadership transforms what their communities expect of leaders, and their example serves as a beacon for other young people to see their own capacity for change. Supporting our Fellows are over 500 volunteers, a dedicated staff, and dozens of partners from both the public and private sectors. We are now seeking an exceptional individual who is passionate about transformative leadership and the power of young people to change the world to join our growing team!

Resolution is at its tipping point. After a decade in startup mode—cultivating relationships across the social sector, building its community, and proving that its model works (with data to back it up)—the organization is poised for a phase of rapid growth. Seven years ago, it went from a volunteer endeavor to one with a professional staff; in 2017, the team doubled over the course of a year; and with added capacity to unlock the financial opportunities that the organization has built, Resolution stands to do precisely that again, while realizing its strategic plan, moving into its next phase of impact, and advancing its mission globally. With a dynamic and effective leader at the helm of development to round out a powerful combination of visionary leadership, talented staff, and dedicated volunteers, Resolution will be able to fundamentally shift the way that communities look at youth and transform the landscape for youth-led impact around the world.

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

Resolution seeks to hire a Director of Development (“Director”) as a senior leader of the staff and as a department head. The Director will provide clear vision, leadership, and direction on effective strategies for meeting Resolution’s annual revenue goals ($2.5MM) and growing its greater revenue potential. This individual will work closely with the CEO to design fundraising approaches; deploy the CEO and Board for maximum effectiveness; build out department systems, staff, and practices to support scaling efforts; manage a portfolio of existing corporate and foundation relationships; and identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new individual, foundation and corporate donors. Resolution has a strong Board and Advisory Board in place with whom the Director will partner to cultivate, solicit, and steward donors. The Director will partner with the events staff member and volunteer planning team to plan, execute, and grow two major annual fundraisers and several smaller events throughout the year. The Director will also work with volunteer leadership to support various fundraising activities for the broader volunteer community. The Director will be supported by a Development Manager, a Senior Communications Associate, and a Special Events Associate, and will be responsible for directly managing these individuals. The candidate must have a flexible schedule, be prepared to join meetings and conference calls earlier and later than regular business hours – including some weekends – and be willing to travel.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

– Work with the CEO to design, execute, manage and evaluate a comprehensive fundraising strategy.

– Develop and deepen relationships with foundation and corporate prospects and partners, and expand Resolution’s network of individual donors.

– Develop and implement a scalable, renewable major gifts program.

– Manage and expand a portfolio of individual donors and prospects with the capacity to make annual contributions of at least $5,000 and some substantially higher than this.

– Engage in face-to-face solicitations and other direct engagement with donors and prospects, and arrange and support engagement for the CEO.

– Develop goals, strategies, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for each donor, ensuring that each one receives frequent personalized engagement.

– Draft donor correspondence, and maintain primary responsibility for developing messaging, talking points, proposals, and materials for development activity.

– Conduct prospect research and outreach.

– Secure major event sponsors.

– Design, execute, and assess giving campaigns and donor appeals.

– Prepare regular fundraising activity reports

– Provide goals and projections to inform the annual budgeting process.

– Represent Resolution at relevant conferences, workshops and meetings.

– Mentor and support Development staff.

– Lead on special projects as determined by opportunity and need.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate has at least 7 years of demonstrated fundraising experience and success with progressively increasing responsibility. This opportunity is perfect for someone who is skilled at building infrastructure and process, and who thrives at building and sustaining meaningful relationships. The position requires a high-energy, detail-oriented, hard-working individual who can help set direction, execute on planned activities, and build deep and lasting relationships with donors and team members. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in front line fundraising and will bring the ability to expand on Resolution’s existing base.

– Demonstrated success in major gift solicitation

– Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies, including board members, donors, and high net worth prospects

– Experience managing a team and administering a department (in whole or in part)

– Connections and influence within the philanthropic community

– Proactive approach to daily work, problem solving, and long-term project implementation

– Ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment and manage cross-organizational relationships

– Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and good judgment

– Ability to work with a small and entrepreneurial professional staff; flexibility in supporting other staff and volunteer team members and other functions, as needed

– High level of professionalism with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships internally and externally

– Vigilant attention to detail and demonstrated commitment to meeting high-quality standards

– Excellent written and oral communication skills

– Passion for young people making an impact, and commitment to social change and social entrepreneurship

– Computer literacy, including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite

– Experience with donor database software (Salesforce preferred)

– Friendly and outgoing personality, a sense of optimism and enthusiasm, and dedication to teamwork

COMPENSATION 

Salary commensurate with experience.  Competitive benefits package, including health, dental, and vision coverage, transit check, FSA, and HSA options.

The Resolution Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, family and medical leave status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to careers@resolutionproject.org. You must include “Director of Development” as the subject line of the email—please include where you found out about this opportunity. No phone calls or faxes, please.

New York, NY

Director of Research, The Wallace Foundation
The Organization

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

The Wallace Foundation’s mission is to improve learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and to foster the vitality of the arts for everyone.  In each of its focus areas – Arts, Education Leadership, and Learning and Enrichment – the Foundation seeks to achieve “dual goals” by simultaneously creating benefits:

·         at the local level through supporting its grantees in delivering and improving their services to their target beneficiaries, and

·         at the national level by identifying and helping to answer one or more significant questions whose answers are not known but which, if known, could help propel progress broadly in the field.

Using what is referred to as the “Wallace Approach,” the Foundation designs its initiatives based on efforts to understand the context of the fields in which they work, fund programmatic work in the field to generate improvements and insights, and catalyze broad impact through the creation and dissemination to practitioners and policy makers of a broad range of accessible and useful studies, reports and tools emanating from the work.

All Wallace initiatives are designed and implemented through interdisciplinary teams consisting of staff from its program, communications and research units. The team works collaboratively to create strategies that capture the synergy of its members’ diverse knowledge, skills, experience and ways of thinking. Team members from program, communications and research units are responsible for managing the grants in their respective disciplines and for collectively coordinating the work of grantees across disciplines.

The Role

The position of Director of Research at The Wallace Foundation offers an unusual opportunity at the most senior level of a well-resourced private foundation to apply the skills and experience of a seasoned social science researcher and manager across a broad range of types of research where s/he can make a meaningful contribution to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts at a national scale.

Reporting directly to the Foundation’s president, the Director of Research is a member of Wallace’s senior management team, with shared responsibility for strategic planning, policy, and organizational development. The Director is a significant contributor to the design of initiatives, integrating a research and policy analysis perspective with those of Wallace’s other disciplines as they seek to achieve “dual benefits” in their work.  In addition, s/he is a member of the Foundation’s Public Policy Engagement Working Group.

The Director leads a team of two senior research officers, a research officer and an administrative assistant, who are responsible for managing the research grantees and partners whose work they commission to support Wallace’s knowledge agenda.

The Wallace Foundation commissions a wide variety of types of research and practical tools in its focus areas – from literature reviews and knowledge syntheses that can inform both the field and the design of its initiatives; to implementation, cost, effects and sustainability studies of the Foundation’s funded work; to tools and guides that help policy makers and practitioners apply the results of what we learn in a variety of contexts.

Please visit the Foundation’s Knowledge Center at www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center for examples of the broad range of knowledge products we publish.

Position Overview

Responsibilities Include

Strategy, initiative design, and implementation through interdisciplinary teams

·          Actively contribute to strategy and initiative design through interdisciplinary teams, bringing a social science research and policy analysis perspective to the interdisciplinary team discussion.

·         Contribute to identifying important unanswered questions (“high-leverage knowledge gaps”) in the Foundation’s areas of focus for potential Wallace initiatives to support a fully integrated evidence-based approach.

·         Contribute to the design of large-scale research projects for each initiative, with a focus on generating results that would most benefit practitioners and policymakers, and advance knowledge in the field. These research projects often include: synthesis of existing evidence related to the initiative’s knowledge agenda, implementation evaluations, outcome studies, and opportunities and challenges for an initiative to inform policy.

·         Manage the work of research grantees, contractors and partners – primarily through leadership of the unit – to build a relationship of trust, candor and transparency so that discussion of challenges and problems leads to shared problem-solving and resolution, and progress and success is recognized and built on.  Actively participate in the editorial review process for major reports to ensure credibility, clarity, organization, non-partisanship and usefulness while respecting and maintaining the independence of third-party researchers.

·         Fulfill Wallace’s responsibility as stewards of the Foundation’s resources by ensuring research grantee budgets cost-effectively reflect the scope and deliverables to support the initiative goals, spending is monitored, financial reports are reviewed, and up-to-date records are maintained in the grants management database.


Strategic approach, policy, organizational development and accountability

·         Actively engage in and contribute to the strategic thinking and planning for the Foundation’s overall approach to grantmaking and knowledge development as expressed in the Wallace Approach.

·         As a member of the Public Policy Engagement Working Group comprised of senior leaders at Wallace, contribute to the development of plans for policy work in areas where the evidence and policy window suggest it is warranted, consistent with Wallace’s policy engagement principles.

·         Actively contribute to building high-performing interdisciplinary teams across the foundation to improve how we work together, build trust, and advance Wallace’s mission.  Demonstrate an approach to shared problem solving that is grounded in advancing the work, assumes good intentions, demonstrates respect, and welcomes a diversity of perspectives. Support the individual professional development of staff in the Research unit.

·         Aligned with Wallace’s values of accountability and being good stewards of its resources, provide thought leadership in the process to develop the foundation’s indicators of progress and impact in the Foundation’s initiatives and policy engagement work. This includes leading the analysis and discussion of responsive action plans for the  Grantee Perception Report, and contributing to the identification of cross-cutting themes in the Year in Review Report to the Board.

Knowledge-sharing to catalyze broad impact

·         Working with the Program Directors and the Director of Communications, contribute to the development of appropriate knowledge dissemination strategies to further the foundation’s overall initiative goals.

·         Cultivate relationships with policy makers, practitioners, thought leaders, external networks such as funder collaborations, and professional associations to advance the thinking and dialogue in the fields relevant to the goals of the Foundation’s initiatives.

·         Contribute to sharing what we learn by representing Wallace at professional conferences, convenings and events.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will be a leading social science researcher and manager with demonstrated credibility, technical expertise, and managerial experience across a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. S/he will have a strong track-record of applied research and of managing other researchers. As a member of several interdisciplinary teams, s/he will be a persuasive advocate for the value of rigorous, credible research while understanding the limits to research created by – and helping to find practical solutions that address – dynamics in the field and the realities confronting grantees.

We are looking for an innovative leader knowledgeable in a wide range of research methodologies and approaches and connected to a wide and diverse network of research partners; a collegial team member able to contribute to culture of collaboration and constructive dialogue between Research, Programs and Communications; and an inclusive and adept people manager able to instill the same spirit and skills in the members of the Research unit s/he manages.  Subject matter expertise in one of the focus areas of the Foundation is an advantage but not a requirement.

As with all members of the Wallace staff, we seek candidates who are highly skilled in their professions and derive energy from working collaboratively across disciplines. All Wallace employees need to be able to work collegially with others from different backgrounds, think analytically and communicate clearly.  We value the flexibility to adapt to change, a desire to learn, and the ability to work productively both on one’s own and with colleagues inside and outside the foundation.

In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:

·         Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate as part of a high-performing, integrated, interdisciplinary team of professionals in a goal-oriented environment, actively contributing across the foundation to improving how we work together, build trust and advance Wallace’s mission.

·         Ph.D. in a social science discipline with a focus on applied research and/or policy analysis in a field related to the Foundation’s grantmaking.

·         Fifteen or more years of substantive experience in managing and conducting a variety of research approaches employing both quantitative and qualitative methods.

·         Extensive experience managing a broad array of research projects and/or as a principal investigator on major multi-site longitudinal research projects.

·         Excellent analytical, conceptual thinking, interpersonal, strategic planning and project management skills.

·         Strong listening, written and oral communication skills.

·         Demonstrated ability to work effectively with grantees and partners.

·         Ability to both lead and collaborate with senior management team colleagues to achieve the Foundation’s goals.

How To Apply

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

To submit an application, please contact Russell Reynolds Associate at the email address below.

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Wallace_Research@russellreynolds.com

New York, NY

Part-Time Communications Internship, Creative Capital
The Organization

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Our pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. The organization began as an experiment to see how artists could benefit from the kind of opportunities afforded to entrepreneurs in other sectors. Our pioneering system of supporting artists is inspired by the venture capital principles of building a long-term relationship with a project, providing funding at strategic moments, and surrounding the project with critical resources, counsel and advisory services. Over time, this has become known as venture philanthropy.

In response to the National Endowment for the Arts’ termination of the majority of its grant programs for individual artists, Creative Capital was founded with a fierce commitment to freedom of expression. We aim to support the latest thinking in the field and to provide early support for projects that initially have challenges receiving funding from other sources. We also strive to help all artists gain access to the tools and strategies needed for improved self-sufficiency. Creative Capital has since become the leader in supporting individual artists and the only national organization that has made a long-term commitment to artists’ career development.

Creative Capital is committed to diverse cultural and social perspectives whether or not they are represented in the organization in all its forms and is an equal opportunity employer, Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

Position Overview

The Creative Capital internship program is an opportunity to receive practical arts administration training for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts. The Communications intern will help with a range of responsibilities, receiving an immersive work experience and gaining exposure to many professional activities under the mentorship of Creative Capital staff. During the internship period, Creative Capital will be in the process of organizing its Artist Retreat. The intern will assist these project with web and social media content. Additionally, interns will be invited to participate in the planning and development of several communications and outreach initiatives.

Position Requirements

Open to current college seniors, graduate students, recent graduates or individuals interested in transitioning to arts administrative work.

Applicants should have:

–       Excellent information management and organization skills

–       Strong verbal and written communication skills

–       Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Apps

–       Attention to detail, adaptability to change and ability to manage several different projects day to day

–       Creative, collaborative problem-solving skills

–       Interest in work on equity-building for underrepresented communities

–       A strong interest in contemporary arts

This internship is for 13 weeks from June 3 to August 30, 2019.   Interns are asked to work 24 hours/3 days a week. Our office is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm. Final schedule will be determined in conversation with Communications staff. Compensation is $15 per hour.   This is a temporary, part-time (non-eligible for benefits) position.

How To Apply

Application Instructions

Please email intern@creative-capital.org with Communications Department in the subject line. Please include your resume and a cover letter tailored to this opportunity. In preparing your application we encourage you to review our website to better understand Creative Capital’s mission and programs: creative-capital.org. No calls, please.  Application deadline:  April 15, 2019.

New York, NY

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE, BOREALIS PHILANTHROPY
The Organization

ABOUT BOREALIS PHILANTHROPY

Borealis Philanthropy works as a partner to philanthropy, helping grantmakers expand their reach and impact.

The growing organization provides a high level of service to funders and grantees by conducting work in a manner that is collaborative, transparent, and accountable. Program initiatives include Immigration, Movement Building, Criminal Justice Reform, and Racial Equity.

Borealis is in high growth mode, leaping from managing one donor collaborative fund and less than $1M in grants in 2015 to managing eight funds, $25M in grants, and a $29M total operating budget in 2018. Borealis’ credibility and reputation in the field, coupled with a surge in philanthropic response to rising social justice issues and movements in the past few years, have created fast growing external demand for its roles and services. Borealis currently has a full-time staff of 20 across the country.

For more information on Borealis Philanthropy, please visit borealisphilanthropy.org.

Position Overview

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

BOREALIS PHILANTHROPY

LOCATION: FLEXIBLE, US

ABOUT BOREALIS PHILANTHROPY:

THE OPPORTUNITY

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced leader with a solid financial and people operations background and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management to join in a high-growth, high-impact, well-respected, mission-driven organization.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President of Administration and Finance will work closely with leadership to create an environment for success that inspires staff and provides holistic, adaptive systems to support the organization’s mission and values. The Vice President will supervise the Director of Finance, Human Resources Manager, Senior Grants Manager, and Operations Associate.

Responsibilities will include:

Strategy, Vision, and Leadership

  • Serve as the internal leader, providing remote staff with a strong day-to-day leadership presence that promotes cross-team collaboration, communication, and a commitment to Borealis values
  • In partnership with the President and Vice President of Programs, be the primary advisor regarding finance and operational practices, organizational strategy and goals, and team management
  • Function as a key player in the implementation of Borealis’ strategic plan goals and operational objectives, including new business development
  • Lead the finance and operations team development and annual work planning and evaluation activities
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the President informed of all critical issues
  • Serve as the management liaison to the Board of Directors; effectively communicate and present financial matters at Board and Committee meetings

Human Resources

  • Oversee human resources functions with a social justice lens, ensuring Borealis’ values are reflected in HR and management practices
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and well-being that values learning, diversity, equity, inclusion, and a commitment to supporting the lived experiences of Borealis’ staff
  • Lead staff mentoring and development using a supportive and collaborative approach
  • Further develop Borealis’ HR initiatives, enhancing professional and leadership development by implementing equitable best practices regarding compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting

Finance and Administration

  • Manage and lead annual budgeting and planning process
  • Oversee cash management and investment strategies for the organization
  • Review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team and Board abreast of the organization’s financial status
  • Oversee and manage administrative and technological functions to ensure the infrastructure is in place to support a growing, complex organization

CANDIDATE PROFILE

We are looking for a mission-driven professional with the agility, enthusiasm, and aptitude to thrive in a dynamic and fast growing organization. Candidates should have:

  • A deep commitment to the core values and principles of Borealis and passion for the issues, communities, and movements the organization supports
  • Demonstrated ability to involve and work collaboratively and effectively with peers in joint and shared efforts, serving as a strategic thought partner with the senior management team and program leadership and approaching the work with a coach/mentor mentality
  • At least 10 years of finance and operations leadership experience, with experience driving equitable practices across an organization
  • Skills in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial, HR, and technology policies and procedures, with experience developing systems to track and continuously improve organizational culture objectives
  • An ability to perform effectively under pressure and to practice strong organizational skills when faced with multiple time-sensitive priorities
  • An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills
  • The highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards
  • Ability to work remotely, within a virtual organization
  • Knowledge of grants management is a plus

COMPENSATION

The annual salary range for this role will be $145K-$170K, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Borealis offers excellent benefits, including Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account, Trans Health Benefit program, 401k plan, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Life and AD&D Insurance, 12 paid holidays plus the days between December 24th-January 1st, paid parental leave, and a generous PTO program.

Borealis is a virtual organization where staff primarily work remotely from home offices. Borealis provides financial support for home office setup along with options for coworking office space in particular locations.

Borealis is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. Borealis is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team. Borealis strongly encourages applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities, and/or formerly incarcerated.

ABOUT KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with mission-driven organizations, institutions of higher education, and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information, visit koyapartners.com.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/fsqxb6z2d8938cvy

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How To Apply

CONTACT

Trisha Sutrisno of Koya Leadership Partners has been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role, please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Oakland, CA

President & CEO, The Greenlining Institute
The Organization

Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute envisions a nation where communities of color thrive and race is never a barrier to economic opportunity. Because people of color will be the majority of our population by 2044, America will prosper only if communities of color prosper. Greenlining advances economic opportunity and empowerment for people of color across the nation through advocacy; community and coalition building; research; and leadership development. Greenlining works to increase the health and wealth of people of color by targeting five major sectors of the economy: Financial Services, the Green Economy, Energy, Health, and Technology. We also train emerging leaders to advocate for equity and justice in their careers through our nationally recognized Leadership Academy programs. Greenlining has a bold, progressive and team-oriented culture and is deeply committed to upholding a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all.

Headquartered in California, Greenlining’s approach focuses on bringing grassroots community leaders face to face with leading public and private sector leaders. We design and support policies to open doors to opportunity. We don’t see these interactions as a zero-sum game in which one side must win and the other must lose. Instead, we reach for win-win solutions that expand the size of the pie for all Americans. For more information, visit us online at greenlining.org.
Position Overview

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Direction and Oversight
+ Assure that the organization has long-range strategies to effectively achieve its mission and measure its progress
+ Provide leadership in developing high-quality, proactive and responsive programs and policy strategy with corresponding organizational and financial plans in partnership with staff and Board
+ Ensure implementation of governance and management policies adopted by the Board
+ Provide strategic leadership in close coordination with program directors to advance local, state, and federal policies that advance racial and economic justice
+ Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field
+ Maintain official records and documents and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations

Board and Staff Relations
+ Support Board development and operations by regularly informing Board members on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it
+ Seek the Board’s guidance, direction, and approval on all important strategic matters and engage the Board in all key initiatives
+ Ensure appropriate systems are in place for recruitment, employment, development and retention of talented, diverse personnel
+ Ensure sound human resource practices including job descriptions and performance evaluations
+ Maintain and cultivate an effective executive leadership team, with appropriate provision for succession
+ Encourage professional development and training for staff consistent with their respective roles and responsibilities
+ Support and maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace culture to attract, retain, and motivate exceptional staff
+ Provide leadership in applying and embedding a diversity, equity and inclusion framework to Greenlining’s internal processes and infrastructure

Fundraising and Financial Management
+ Develop and maintain sound financial practices and ensure effective stewardship of the organization’s resources
+ Work with the staff and Board in preparing and managing the organization’s budget to ensure organizational and programmatic needs are met while operating within legal and budget parameters
+ Support the implementation of annual fundraising plans and other revenue models to ensure long-term financial sustainability
+ Jointly, with the Executive Committee of the Board, conduct official correspondence of the organization and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents

Communications and External Relations
+ Broadly and strategically promote and position the activities of the organization, its programs and goals ensuring that the organization is consistently presented to relevant stakeholders
+ Guide the development of a comprehensive communications strategy to effectively tell the story of Greenlining’s work and incorporate strategic communications into our advocacy
+ Build strong ties with and galvanize The Greenlining Coalition – a diverse group of community-based organizations that have banded together around a common vision of social justice
+ Foment existing connections with; galvanize; and support the Greenlining Academy Alumni Association
+ Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with other allied community groups and organizations
+ Represent the programs, policy positions, and point of view of the organization to agencies, community partners, funders, and the general public via writing, speaking, conferences and other engagements
+ Develop strong relationships with existing funders and cultivate relationships with new supporters

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities
+ Demonstrated commitment to Greenlining’s mission, vision, values and goals and an understanding of the intersectionality in Greenlining’s work, culture, and workplace
+ Demonstrated commitment to and experience in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color
+ Strong track record of a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible, senior-level management experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, government and/or private sectors
+ Previous nonprofit management experience at a Director level or higher strongly preferred
+ Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field strongly preferred or experience in excess of the minimum experience requirement
+ Working knowledge of the local, regional and national landscape, including key stakeholders, data points and trends for the work done by Greenlining
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to confidently speak and represent the organization in local, regional and national forums
+ Courageous, strategic, collaborative and visionary leadership while being accountable, approachable, effective and inspiring
+ A consensus-builder with strong emotional intelligence to relate to, understand and lead others
+ Related public policy, legal, and/or research experience and expertise
+ Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain people-centric engagement strategies
+ Ability to build and motivate strong, efficient teams that exhibit high levels of trust and accountability
+ Fiscal management and fundraising experience at a scale similar to Greenlining ($7 million+ annual budget) or extensive experience building relationships with funders or having ample existing relationships with funders
+ Strategic planning and program and initiative management experience
+ Ability to effectively develop and facilitate outcomes-oriented meetings, retreats, workshops
+ Ability to evaluate existing systems, and develop and implement improvements
+ Ability and willingness to travel, as needed, to meetings and conferences throughout the state and possibly other locations

How To Apply

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to greenlining@walkeraac.com on or before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Use the subject line: President & CEO. Submit Microsoft Word or PDF files only (one combined PDF file is preferred). Resume review begins immediately.

Greenlining is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and a welcoming workplace. We encourage women, immigrants, people of color and LGBTQ applicants to apply.

Oakland, CA

Chief Financial Officer, First Place for Youth
The Organization

First Place for Youth (First Place) helps foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood. Believing that foster youth, like all youth, need a runway of support to transition from adolescence to adulthood, First Place partners with young people in finding a safe place to live, getting their first job, and continuing their education. Headquartered in Oakland, CA, First Place has expanded rapidly in recent years and now serves young people in six California counties and two additional states, with additional expansion on the horizon. As it navigates a new era of scale and impact, First Place seeks a mission-driven, collaborative leader and strategist with experience leading in the context of growth, programmatic excellence, and sustainability to serve as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Position Overview

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer will drive the financial planning and accountability functions throughout the organization as they plan for further national expansion of an affiliate network. Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and the senior management team, s/he/they will bring strategic financial acumen to bear in setting the agency’s future direction, shaping policy and funding priorities, monitoring relevant shifts in the regional and national landscape, and developing the systems and practices that will allow First Place to fully capture those opportunities for expansion.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned and strategic finance professional with experience in nonprofit management, preferably in the context of a multi-site program with diverse funding streams. S/he/they will demonstrate exceptional analytical, consultative, and collaborative leadership skills in both guiding and developing the finance team, creating and implementing systems and processes to ensure compliance, efficiency, and excellence across the department, and as a crucial member of the senior leadership team. S/he/they will have a strong personal commitment to First Place’s mission to serving youth; a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and continuous learning and reflection; and the ability to grow along with the organization as it plans for a new era of expansion and impact.

This search is being conducted with support from NPAG. Application instructions can be found at the end of this document.

Organizational Overview

First Place for Youth (First Place) is a national leader in building and utilizing evidence for how to most effectively address the needs of foster youth as they transition to adulthood. Driven by a relentless pursuit of excellence, First Place is working to increase awareness, change perceptions, and build a movement to eliminate the disparities between foster youth and their non-foster peers.

VISION, HISTORY & KEY PROGRAMS

First Place for Youth believes that all foster kids in the United States can make a successful transition to adulthood, eliminating the disparities between foster youth and their non-foster care peers. First Place knows that, just like all youth, foster youth need a runway of support in the transition from adolescence to adulthood.  Unfortunately, in the United States, many foster youth lack supports for housing, education, or other assistance from caring adults; without this:

·       35% of former foster youth experience homelessness;

·       20% will be arrested or incarcerated;

·       54% will drop out of high school; and

·       99% will never graduate from college.

First Place partners with young people in finding a safe place to live, getting their first job, and continuing their education – interventions that are carefully designed, tested, and proven to lead to decreased rates of chronic homelessness, incarceration, and long-term poverty. Since its inception, First Place’s programs have demonstrated that with the right leadership and support, transition-age foster youth can defy these odds.

Founded in 1998 by graduate students Amy Lemley and Deanne Pearn at the University of California at Berkeley-Goldman School of Public Policy, First Place began with a small grant to provide critical housing and education support to four alumni of foster care. With growing awareness of the significant challenges youth face in exiting foster care, First Place became the first organization in Northern California dedicated exclusively to addressing the lack of affordable housing and resources for this population. With the support of transformational leadership, including that of outgoing CEO Sam Cobbs, First Place has grown into a nationally-recognized organization providing evidence-informed, customized interventions that drive meaningful and measurable change in the long-term success of young people exiting foster care.

Grounded in positive youth development theory, First Place’s approach focuses on partnering with youth in service delivery and providing opportunities that meet their full range of developmental needs – educational, economic, social, and psychological. First Place delivers these interventions through three key program models:

My First Place

My First Place (MFP) is a nationally-recognized model for providing current and former foster youth necessary support in their transition to adulthood. The program provides one or two-bedroom apartments, support with move-in costs, rent, furnishings, health and nutrition resources, employment support, and other essential services. Program staff work directly with young people to collectively set and work toward goals, allowing young people to move toward greater independence. MFP serves the most vulnerable former and current transition-age foster youth (ages 18 to 24) who are otherwise often unprepared for independent living. MFP employs a youth-centered, needs-driven, trauma-informed approach to providing youth with support and coaching to learn independent living skills across life domains through real world application.

Steps to Success

The Steps to Success program within First Place is a Career Pathway Program that provides current and former foster youth critical educational and employment supports that increase their ability to perform effectively at a post-secondary level, and ultimately to secure sustainable, living-wage employment. Youth receive one-on-one support to explore and identify a career pathway of interest, work toward stackable vocational certificates, and transition into internships where they gain technical skills and work-based experience. Program staff also work directly with young people in providing education planning, course selection, tutoring, career counseling, resume writing, and other services that directly support their long-term goals.

First Foundation/ Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP)

Key to First Place’s commitment to providing preventative services to foster youth still in care, the First Foundation program is a nationally-recognized, intensive academic and personal counseling program (part of the larger Independent Living Skills Program) that works to keep foster youth from dropping out of school. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has highlighted First Foundation as one of 20 “best practice programs” in the country.

IMPACT & EXPANSION

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, First Place has demonstrated extraordinary impact and success as measured by the outcomes of the foster youth and former foster youth that they serve.

With the support of Tipping Point Community, The Kresge Foundation, The Conrad Hilton Foundation, and New Profit Inc., among others, First Place has built upon its early work in specialized housing and services for former foster youth in Oakland, incorporating and expanding its nationally-recognized employment and education programming.  This holistic, evidence-based and comprehensive approach is changing the dialogue around emancipated youth, shaping the culture and practices of child welfare, and affecting legislation in a way that supports the desired outcome of self-sufficiency.

Since its founding, First Place’s work has been driven by two simultaneous goals: provide result-driven direct services to young people while also initiating and shaping public policies that will improve the lives of youth as they transition out of foster care. By ensuring that effective, evidence-informed direct services drive the organization’s public policy efforts, First Place has a unique opportunity to continually inform, test, implement, and refine services for young people in order to support policies that drive the best long-term outcomes for the largest number of foster youth.

The success of First Place’s programming has also attracted significant support from a diverse group of private and public funders, furthering the long-term sustainability of the work. Now one year ahead of schedule, First Place’s Ready to Launch Campaign has raised more than the $15M goal, building a financial foundation for the expansion and enrichment of programs as the work continues to scale rapidly.

My First Place Affiliate Network

Over the past five years, First Place has focused significantly on the refinement and expansion of the flagship My First Place (MFP) program. The newly formed My First Place Affiliate Network has begun to replicate this model in Boston and the state of Mississippi, with plans for additional expansion to New York City in process. First Place plans to continue this work, partnering with independent 501(c)3 organizations to launch additional affiliate MFP programs in five to seven cities in the next few years. This affiliate network model allows First Place to leverage existing infrastructure and talent and allow for necessary adaptation while still upholding rigorous standards for quality and outcomes that are driven by evaluation.

Opportunities and Challenges Facing the New CFO

The CFO will be a forward-looking and flexible thinker with the ability to quickly gather and synthesize information to drive rigorous planning and decision-making processes. S/he/they can expect to engage with the following challenges and opportunities:

Finance Leadership and Strategic Vision

·       Provide proactive financial planning support and bring an entrepreneurial approach to creating and assessing financial strategies and funding mechanisms by way of recommendations, development of benchmarks, and analysis of progress. Work closely with the CEO and senior leadership team to ensure that organizational initiatives and activities are aligned with the financial growth strategy of First Place.

·       Refine systems for generating real-time forecasts and other financial tools to support the organization in making sound business decisions, developing philanthropic support, and building capacity to review programs from a budgeting perspective.

·       Advise CEO and key members of senior management on finances including planning, budgeting, cash flow,

investment priorities, and policy matters.

·       Serve as the management liaison to the board and audit committee; effectively communicate and present critical financial matters at select board of director and committee meetings.

·       Lead proactive communications efforts to keep the CEO, senior leadership team, and board continuously up to date on the financial status of the organization and drive momentum on new initiatives.

·       Represent the organization externally as necessary, particularly with respect to banking and lease negotiations.

Organizational Management and Development of the Finance Systems and Processes

·       Create systems to produce accurate and timely information on the financial status of all programs and departments upon request, including reports that enable First Place directors and managers to monitor and manage their own departmental, team, or project budgets.

·       Oversee the annual audit and ensure a clean opinion.

·       Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual budget process. Lead the development of a set of annual planning tools and systems that encompass broader strategic goals.

·       Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures. Provide analytical support to the leadership team including development of internal management reporting capabilities.

·       Improve administrative and accounting services such as treasury management, 403B plans, grants payment processing, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing. Ensure accuracy and compliance with First Place accounting policies and procedures as well as regulatory compliance and sales tax reporting.

Staff Development and Performance Management

·       Ensure that staff members receive timely and appropriate training. Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer all aspects of employee relations for assigned staff.

·       Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality and customer service.

·       Exemplify First Place’s commitment to serving and empowering youth and advance a culture of respect and inclusion that respects individuals and their unique contributions.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

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

  • Sophisticated leadership skills and presence developed through a minimum of eight to ten years of progressive nonprofit financial leadership experience preferably in a high-growth, best-in-class organization with a youth-facing and/or direct service focus; Demonstrated values-based leadership and the highest levels of personal and professional integrity;
  • Experience managing a variety of sources of grants and contracts, and gathering accurate financial data for government and foundation grant proposals and reports is required; Comprehensive and expert knowledge of internal controls, FASB, GAAP, government accounting policies, cost allocation procedures, and fund accounting is desirable;
  • Experience leading budget development, financial modeling, and forecasting processes in a non-profit organization; Strong cross-functional capacity to both lead and participate across teams to define issues and agree on processes, strategies, and outcomes;
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills including the demonstrated ability to research, synthesize, and analyze information, compose documents, and present data in a clear and concise manner to appropriate personnel, including top management, program staff, and/or Board of Directors;
  • Strong customer service orientation and willingness to be a consistent resource to staff around issues of finance, budgeting, and planning;
  • Collaborative work style and the ability to either take direction or work independently as the situation requires; Sets clear goals with staff and uses data to evaluate progress towards goals; Creates and communicates vision and then empowers team to carry it out; Proactively addresses performance issues by diagnosing problems, developing solutions, and monitoring progress; Celebrates accomplishments, and invests in staff using both collaboration and guidance;
  • Strongly results-driven with detail orientation; Demonstrated ability to think strategically while executing tactically within a resource-constrained environment;
  • Sense of humor, humility, perspective, and balance;
  • Proficiency with standard finance systems and tools is required; Working knowledge of Sage MIP fiscal software not required, but a plus;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field from an accredited institution required. Advanced degree and/or CPA preferred.

How To Apply

More information about First Place for Youth may be found at: www.firstplaceforyouth.org

This search is being conducted with support from Allison Kupfer Poteet, Nureen Das, and Chris Cannon of NPAG. Nominations, inquiries, and/or

applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and your resume should be submitted to: FPFY-CFO@nonprofitprofessionals.com 

First Place for Youth is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Philadelphia, PA

Senior Director of Content and Engagement, Pennsylvania Humanities Council
The Organization

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

Position Overview

Create, incubate, lead, and sustain all PHC’s content, strategic initiatives, and core program activities. This position is part leader and part doer, an editorial maestro who can both choreograph storytelling and program production, with responsibility for a cohesive brand voice and portfolio of engagement platforms. You will intentionally develop target audiences for PHC’s big vision to put the humanities in action for positive change in the state of PA. Portfolio will integrate core programs including advocacy, grants, and events, with external communications and outreach, marketing and media relations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Work with Executive Director in shaping the organization’s strategy and projects.

• Lead and collaborate with program staff on creation and development and refinement of PHC produced content, grantmaking, and co-funding models or partnerships.

• Develop and execute new points of engagement that amplify the voices of talented partners and individuals, and lead a movement to champion and redefine the role the humanities play in our lives.

• Initiate, leverage, and manage strategic cross-sector partnerships.

• Shift perceptions and gain national recognition for PHC’s unique approach.

• Manage and inspire a creative and entrepreneurial team of communications and program professionals

• Oversee the development, production and maintenance of PHC’s website and social-media channels.

• Write or assign and edit copy for news releases, features, newsletters, brochures, reports, etc.

• Identify thought leadership needs and explore opportunities and support efforts for staff and board to speak publicly on behalf of PHC.

• Work collaboratively with the Director of Development and take the lead when appropriate in raising funds for new and emerging content strategies.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree required.  Advanced degree preferred.

• 7 to 10 years of demonstrated success in developing creative content and strategy, preferably in the nonprofit, media, advocacy, philanthropic, or government sector.

• Past experience managing large, complex campaigns, projects, and programs with multiple stakeholders.

• Experience managing a complex budget with multiple funding sources.

• Familiarity with digital platforms and a commitment to learning and adapting to emerging technology.

• Ability to lead and attract top talent and inspire creativity and positive change within PHC.

• Position requires regular travel throughout Pennsylvania and occasional travel nationally.

• Self-directed and collegial, with the ability to juggle multiple priorities and manage time effectively.

• Ability to speak, write, and design messages in various formats for different audiences.

How To Apply

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

Princeton, NJ

Program Officer (REL), Transforming Health and Health Care Systems, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Organization

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972 we have been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a national Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our guiding principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Diversity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthens our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. With a career at RWJF you will make a difference.

Position Overview

This Program Officer—as part of the Research-Evaluation-Learning unit—will play a critical role in advancing the Foundation’s priorities by working with colleagues and executive staff across the Foundation to design, implement and manage research and evaluation strategies that generate impact congruent with the specific objectives of the Transforming Health and Health Care Systems theme and of the Foundation. They are also responsible for the development and management of performance measurement systems, and for collaborating with Communications to disseminate findings from research, evaluation and policy investments.

In support of this work, the PO must bring a systems-level perspective that reflects a deep understanding of United States health care system and how it can work successfully with the public health and social services systems to address health, wellbeing and equity. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of the connection between research/evaluation and policy/systems and comfort moving back and forth between those areas; three (3) or more years of relevant experience across health care systems and community/public health; and a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Ph.D. in a related field.

How To Apply

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Click here for more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Princeton, NJ

Program Officer (REL), Healthy Communities, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Organization

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972 we have been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a national Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our guiding principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Diversity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthens our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. With a career at RWJF you will make a difference.

Position Overview

This Program Officer—as part of the Research-Evaluation-Learning unit—will play a critical role in advancing the Foundation’s priorities by working with colleagues and executive staff across the Foundation to design, implement and manage research and evaluation strategies that generate impact congruent with the specific objectives of the Healthy Communities theme and of the Foundation. They are also responsible for the development and management of performance measurement systems, and for collaborating with Communications to disseminate findings from research, evaluation and policy investments.

In support of this work, the PO must bring an equity focus and systems-level perspective that reflects experience in community participatory research, community development, as well as a deep understanding of the conditions in communities that allow all residents to reach their best possible health and well-being. The successful candidate will have three (3) or more years of relevant experience in community participatory research and/or community development, as well as a deep understanding of the conditions in communities that allow all residents to reach their best possible health and well-being, and a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Ph.D. in a related field.

How To Apply

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Click here for more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Remote position or Wilmington NC

Development Manager, Working Films
The Organization

About Working Films

Working Films was one of the first organizations using documentary film to raise public consciousness, catalyze action, and create real and measurable impact. Since our founding in 1999, we have honed an approach that engages communities nationwide in advancing social justice and environmental protection.

Working Films builds partnerships between documentary makers and advocates to tackle the biggest issues of our time. We train and work with change leaders using film to enhance their programs, extend their reach, and move their missions forward. We identify partners’ needs, work with them to select great media, and put it to work through screening tours, trainings, policy briefings, and in other strategic settings. Our approach prioritizes leadership in directly impacted communities and respects the interests of the people most affected by the issues at hand.

Position Overview

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Working Films is conducting a national search for a full-time Development Manager to lead the organization’s fundraising. The Development Manager will report to the co-directors and work closely with them and the finance committee of Working Films’ board to create and implement an annual fundraising plan.

Primary duties include:

●      Develop and implement an annual fundraising plan that supports the innovative programming work of the organization.

●      Lead and coordinate the timely preparation, writing, and submission of all elements of grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and of narrative and financial grant reports.

●      Prepare and send acknowledgements to all of Working Films institutional supporters and individual donors.

●      Manage foundation relations, including retaining current foundation supporters and increasing grants from current funders.

●      Prospect and secure new sources of foundation support and new major individual donors.

●      Create and maintain an accurate and complete grants calendar and fundraising schedule that notes all proposal deadlines and dates that grant reports are due.

●      Design, manage, track, and implement 3+ individual donor solicitation campaigns via social media, email and direct mail per year.

●      Maintain a thorough understanding of Working Films activities in order to prepare successful fundraising approaches to grow the organization’s programs.

●      Track all fundraising activities, gifts, and interactions in SalesForce and prepare monthly development reports for the WF co-directors and Board Finance Committee.

●     Support the co-directors as they lead External Fundraising activities. The Development Manager will support the co-directors as they engage in external donor relations and presentations.

The development manager must have:

●      3-5 years experience in developing and implementing successful fundraising plans for organizations with budgets of $1 million and higher.

●      Experience and success grant-writing and securing institutional support.

●      Deep experience and knowledge of trends in foundations, philanthropy, individual giving, and crowdfunding.

●      Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

●      Experience in SalesForce and/or similar fundraising databases and search engine systems, or a demonstrated ability to learn it quickly.

●      Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with a dynamic and diverse team.

●      Enthusiasm for Working Films’ mission and about being part of the organization.

●      The ability to make successful public presentations about our work.

●     Experience fundraising in the sectors of film and/or social justice is highly preferred.

Working Films is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Candidates of color are particularly encouraged to apply. Working Films encourages applications from veteran fundraisers seeking (or interested) in coming out of retirement to support social justice organizing in the documentary film world.

Salary:We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, a generous benefits package, and a pleasant work environment.

Location: This is a remote opportunity. Relocation to Wilmington, NC is desired, but not required.

To Apply: Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and at least two successful proposal or LOI writing samples to: apply@workingfilms.org

Sacramento, CA

Chief Impact and Strategy Officer, Sacramento Region Community Foundation
The Organization

The mission of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation (Foundation) is to transform our community through focused leadership and advocacy that inspire partnerships and expand giving. As the trusted steward of charitable assets, a community catalyst for meaningful change, and the advocate for shaping vital impact through philanthropy, we provide leadership and work with others to produce a thriving community exemplified by opportunities for all to:

  • Reside and work in a vibrant economy
  • Benefit from a strong nonprofit sector
  • Flourish through the strength of our diversity
  • Live with a sense of dignity and self-worth

Learn more about the Foundation’s mission, vision, and values at www.sacregcf.org.

Position Overview

The Chief Impact & Strategy Officer (CISO) is a senior leadership position, reporting to the CEO, providing strategic leadership, management, and guidance to the Foundation’s community leadership, Strategic Initiatives, and impact efforts through grantmaking, community engagement, programs, and donor engagement efforts. The CISO will ensure the Foundation’s impact and leadership goals and objectives are achieved according to community foundation national compliance standards and will lead implementation, development, iteration, and evaluation of the Foundation’s strategic direction for community investments and engagement. The CISO will be an experienced change maker, be a leader within the Foundation and in the philanthropic, nonprofit, civic and social sectors in the region and beyond. S/he will guide, manage, motivate and inspire the Foundation’s Impact staff and their colleagues, will be a key 2 member of the Foundation’s senior management team, and serve as a trusted partner to the Board of Directors.

The Foundation is looking for an exceptional leader who will:

  • Possess extensive grantmaking and grant writing experience and relationships with external funders.
  • Be a strategic thought partner and a collaborative problem solver with the CEO, senior staff, Impact team, Board, and donors.
  • Lead all aspects of impact, program/initiative, grants activity, and strategic planning, especially as they relate to community leadership and donor engagement at the Foundation.
  • Embrace the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensure they are reflected in the impact portfolio of work.
  • In collaboration with Impact and grants management staff, lead implementation and evolution of the Foundation’s strategic plan with an openness to being responsive to changing conditions.
  • Provide staff leadership for the Community Impact Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee annual Impact and grants management budgets, including developing systems, policies and procedures.
  • Be a leader of the Foundation, a trusted colleague for others on the leadership team, Impact staff, and across the organization. The CISO will help create and support a highly professional, outcome-oriented work environment.
  • Communicate the Foundation’s actions and policies clearly, protecting and enhancing the Foundation’s reputation and standing in its region, the state, and the nation, and represent the Foundation in a variety of settings.
  • Lead and motivate Impact staff to work to the highest standards of excellence, grow professionally, and provide opportunities for staff to be satisfied and challenged by their jobs.
  • Create and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with key outside colleagues, donors, community partners, grantees, and civic and political leaders.
  • In partnership with the Chief Marketing and Donor Engagement Officer, strategize and refine the Foundation’s impact communications to a diverse constituency
  • Capture and disseminate data and insights in external communications, both written and verbal, and as appropriate, participate as a speaker, panel member, or moderator in professional settings.
  • Carry out special projects as required.
  • Adhere to the Foundation’s core values and guiding principles.

The ideal candidate has a record of strong community engagement experience, grounded in a shared value of diversity, equity and inclusion, focusing on how diverse perspectives and opportunities for participation from all communities lead to greater effectiveness, improved outcomes and community life. This value underpins the work of the Foundation. Experience working for underserved communities from a systems perspective is highly desired. Overall, the successful candidate possesses the ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex 3 projects in a deadline-driven and high-achieving environment, and practices rigor, resourcefulness, collaboration, flexibility, creativity, and patience.

Minimum Requirements

  • 10 years’ work and grantmaking experience in an equivalent position for a community foundation or similar setting and familiarity with the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors is required.
  • Experience with budgeting and financial management of operating and grantmaking budgets.
  • Master’s degree desired, but bachelor’s with significant and relevant work experience may substitute.

How To Apply

Interested applicants are requested to submit cover letter and resume to: resume@sacregcf.org.

San Francisco Bay Area

Executive Vice President, Fundraising and Business Development, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Organization

For the past 11 years, the mission of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has been to advance innovative solutions to challenging problems. Under CEO Nicole Taylor’s new leadership, the organization returns to its community foundation roots – focusing its resources on communicating and collaborating with local leaders and helping philanthropists who work with the foundation to be their most effective at accomplishing their charitable giving and community investment goals. SVCF works to improve people’s lives in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, and partners with donors, companies and other foundations to address regional concerns that affect local communities.

Position Overview

SVCF seeks an Executive Vice President, Fundraising and Business Development to play a pivotal role in the overall resource development and sustainability of SVCF. The Executive Vice President, Fundraising and Business Development will be responsible for developing new business (e.g., donor advised funds, field of interest funds, and supporting organizations) and for relationship development representing the exciting and rapid changes in the region.

How To Apply

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit  https://the360group.us/SVCF_EVPFBD_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

San Francisco, CA

Project Manager, Mosaic
The Organization

We need clean air and water, a stable climate, and healthy and vibrant communities for all. The mission of the Mosaic initiative is to build the power of the environmental field to achieve this vision by strengthening movement infrastructure—the connections and shared resources all social movements need to succeed. Mosaic will launch in spring 2019, led by a diverse & rotating governance body of leaders from environmental nonprofits and philanthropy, supported by a small staff.  With the ideas sourced from the field, and the guidance of a community of participating organizations, the governance body will make grants that build field-wide connections and shared resources. Topics include communications, leadership development, tools and training, knowledge about the field, and strengthening relationships and trust. Innovative in its focus and approach, Mosaic aims to make transformative investments that build the power of the environmental field.

Position Overview

Mosaic is hiring a Project Manager to help launch the initiative and implement this ambitious vision. S/he will work closely with the Director to establish and support the Mosaic governing body, and work to engage and network members of the broader Mosaic community. The Project Manager will also help implement the initiative’s inclusive grant-making process and will support day-to-day operations. The ideal candidate excels at bringing together people with diverse experiences and perspectives for a common cause. Mosaic is a start-up, and s/he will have the resourcefulness, flexibility, self-direction, and good humor to operate effectively on a small team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

The Project Manager will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of environmental NGOs and philanthropies across the U.S. in order to create a more connected, effective, and inclusive environmental movement. The Project Manager will be Mosaic’s second full-time team member, which means that s/he will help influence the direction and formation of the initiative. The successful candidate will be passionate about thinking about how change happens and energized by working collaboratively with field organization to support the movement.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Mosaic staff team will be responsible for successfully launching and implementing the initiative.  The Project Manager will work closely with the Director on the following:

Community engagement | Growing the Mosaic community and facilitating opportunities for the community to connect by:

  • Tracking the growth and development of a community of 90+ NGO’s and philanthropies
  • Drafting regular updates about Mosaic’s activities
  • Supporting efforts to broaden and build an inclusive Mosaic community that reflects the diversity of the environmental movement, with particular attention to including historically marginalized people and organizations
  • Supporting in-person and virtual meetings to connect the Mosaic community around strategy and grantmaking activities

Governance support | Enabling effective decision-making by Mosaic’s governance groups, focused on strategy and grantmaking, by:

  • Supporting meeting preparation, including development of meeting materials, and presentations
  • Drafting communications to the governance groups to keep them informed of Mosaic’s day-to-day progress and solicit input in between meetings
  • Conducting research and otherwise supporting the work of the governance groups

Operations | Managing internal operations, by:

  •  Helping coordinate between Mosaic’s fiscal sponsor and contractors
  • Preparing reports and other funder requirements

Qualifications

We’re seeking candidates who excel at collaboration and are passionate about the environment. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of skills, experiences, and ideas.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An ability to foster collaboration and relationship-building among people and organizations who have different perspectives and experiences;
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience, which has yielded an understanding of how social movements work and interest in how change happens; knowledge of environmental issues and philanthropy a plus;
  • An ability to forge new relationships and represent Mosaic in a professional, courteous, and tactful manner;
  • An ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be a highly-motivated, resourceful, self-starter;
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability—and desire—to collaborate effectively in complex environments;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and be a strategic and creative thinker who can forge new ground;
  • Strong organizational skills with an excellent attention to detail and commitment to high quality work;
  • A history of operating successfully and with enthusiasm in evolving circumstances, particularly at the start-up phase of an organization or company;
  • Flexibility, emotional intelligence, positive attitude, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor;
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills; Salesforce or other CRM platform experience a plus;
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the U.S.

Compensation and Location

Mosaic offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position will be located in San Francisco, CA.

How To Apply

CEA Recruiting is assisting the Mosaic initiative with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements through CEA’s job portal. This position will remain open until filled.

https://job.ceaconsulting.com/jobs/mosaic-project-manager-san-francisco–104755

The Mosaic initiative is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

CEA Recruiting works with leading environmental nonprofits, foundations, and businesses to recruit top talent and design effective organizational staffing strategies. For more information, visit www.cearecruiting.com.

San Francisco, CA

Development Officer - West, Global Fund for Women
The Organization

OVERVIEW

Global Fund for Women’s vision is a world where every woman and girl is strong safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions. For the last 32 years, we have been a global champion for the rights of women and girls, using grantmaking and advocacy to propel global movements for women’s rights.

Global Fund for Women’s vision is a world where every woman and girl is strong safe, powerful, and heard. No exceptions. For the last 32 years, we have been a global champion for the rights of women and girls, using grantmaking and advocacy to propel global movements for women’s rights.

The Development Officer – West will be based in San Francisco and will be responsible for strategic outreach, cultivation, and solicitation of donors giving $5,000-$99,999 in the Western region of the United States. The person in this role will also work to grow the portfolio of major donors by prospecting among new contacts and lower-level donors; support organization-wide stewardship strategies; utilize the organization’s Salesforce database to maintain detailed records of donor relationships to build and support institutional memory; and organize and support major-donor and prospect cultivation events in the Western region.

Position Overview

JOB SUMMARY

The Development Officer – West is charged with supporting regional major gifts strategies and systems, managing a portfolio of major donors, and supporting the regional Director in strategic outreach, cultivation and solicitation of major donors. As an officer in the major gifts program, this position is responsible for raising approximately $2 million. This includes the existing major donor portfolio, as well as increasing the portfolio yield through a combination of strong stewardship and prospecting in the Western region (i.e. San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Denver, etc.). This position requires availability to travel regularly (approximately 15%) to meet with donors. The officer will be responsible for supporting a coordinated, efficient, org-wide donor stewardship plan and calendar, managing an affinity group of young professional donors (the San Francisco Vanguard Advisory Council), maintain records in and generate reports as needed from the Salesforce donor database; and create and support donor-oriented events in the Western Region, as well as support the execution of approximately two in-house major donor mailings per year.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Major Gifts Program

• In partnership with the major gifts directors and with input from their supervisor, develop and oversee a comprehensive, regional annual plan for major gifts, including new strategies to increase giving from the current major donor pool and to increase the number of major donors; manage annual communication, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for existing and prospective major donors in the Western Region.

• Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major donors and major donor prospects, with the capacity to make four and five figure gifts. Through cultivation and solicitation of these donors contribute substantially to raising revenue of approximately $2 million + annually.

• Ensure that all major donors receive appropriate, consistent engagement/acknowledgment and an accounting of the impact that their gift has on community needs annually.

• Set strategies and incentives for upgrading major donors and for encouraging stretch gifts.

• Ensure that the President and CEO’s time and that of other program staff is used strategically and efficiently for major donor fundraising.

• Stay informed and knowledgeable about planned giving options for donors to the Global Fund. Work with the Development team to grow and steward the Anne Firth Murray Circle of donors, who have made or plan to make bequest, legacy, or estate gifts to the Global Fund for Women.

• Stay informed and knowledgeable about programmatic activities, maintaining the capacity to converse with donors about diverse areas of the Global Fund for Women’s work.

• Develop prospect research using free online tools and giving profiles of existing lower-level donors to build prospect pipeline and prioritize prospects in the Western region.

• Ensure donor and prospect data is recorded in the database and that all donor information is maintained with respect to confidentiality. Maintain impeccable database records including detailed notes on donor meetings and correspondence to ensure good organizational memory and careful and attentive donor stewardship.

• Organize and manage all back-end for major donor cultivation and prospecting events in the Western or Eastern Region, including outreach, logistics and follow up.

• In coordination with the Development Associate, support report generation and other tasks aligned with scheduled stewardship engagement including list pulls and mailing of Fall and Spring Impact Reports, holiday cards, CEO letters, annual report, and Donor acknowledgements.

• Create donor acknowledgment letter content and templates quarterly.

Miscellaneous

• Serve as staff liaison to the Young Professionals Network “Vanguard Advisory Council” in San Francisco to fundraise and increase demographic reach of organization

• Participate in cross-team projects and assignments

• Follow Global Fund for Women policies and procedures, and contribute to institutional knowledge

• Represent the Development team in a positive way within the organization and in interactions with individuals and organizations external to the Global Fund for Women

• Maintain the integrity of donor relationships and the Global Fund for Women’s fundraising philosophy.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Required

• Demonstrated success in relationship building

• Demonstrated ability to solicit and close gifts of five and six figures

• An ability to think strategically and execute tactically

• A commitment to international women’s rights and a strong desire to support global women’s rights movements and women’s initiatives

• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

• Flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced environment, with an ability to adjust to changing priorities

• Entrepreneurial spirit, with the enthusiasm and energy to implement new strategies and meet ambitious goals

• Ability to work comfortably in a shared workspace; demonstrated productivity in remote-working situations

• Strong organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects, and execute excellent follow through

• Willingness and ability to travel to meet with major donors within the US

• Complete comfort and familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

• Excellent judgment, including sensitivity to confidential information

• Willingness to pitch in when needed on administrative and operational tasks (picking up mail, depositing checks at the bank, event set-up)

• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

• Excellent inter-office relationship skills; the ability to develop positive working relationships across teams and levels and demonstrate sensitivity and appreciation for diverse viewpoints and different communication styles in a multicultural environment.

• Ability to multitask and skillfully balance competing needs across the team

Preferred

• Fluency in a language in addition to English

• Familiarity with Salesforce or other fundraising databases

• Familiarity with prospect research tools and strategies

Education and experience:

• Minimum of 5 years professional experience in non-profit fundraising or external relations with experience in major gifts

• BA/BS Required

• International experience is preferred

How To Apply

Please apply via our website: https://globalfundforwomen.bamboohr.com/jobs/

San Jose, CA

Chief Finance & Operations Officer, Pivotal
The Organization

As a population, foster youth struggle to succeed in school and the workplace.  It’s not because they’re doing anything wrong. In fact, 95% want to go to college. But being in foster care is a tough road, no matter how you look at it. So, while they dream of brighter futures, on a national level, 50% of foster youth drop out of high school and most never make it to college. Pivotal specializes in guiding foster youth towards academic and employment success.

Pivotal is a nonprofit committed to supporting young people in and from foster care to realize their educational and career goals and ensure their equitable  access to opportunity. Envisioning a community in which every young person gets the education, career, and life they want for themselves, Pivotal’s proven programs directly impacting foster youth and improving the policies and systems surrounding them, with a business model that supports sustainability and significant scale.

Position Overview

Recently rebranded from the merger of the Silicon Valley Children’s Fund, established over twenty years ago to address the unfulfilled educational needs of foster youth, and TeenForce, a Silicon Valley non-profit with a solid reputation for finding foster youth jobs, Pivotal – a name chosen to highlight its role in the lives of the foster youth it serves – is seeking nominations and applications for the newly-created role of Chief Finance and Operations Officer (CFOO). Through its integrated mission Pivotal is the only nonprofit in the Silicon Valley that focuses exclusively on education and employment support for high school and college age foster youth. This strong combination of support includes 1:1 coaching support, college scholarships, tutoring, summer internships, and professional development training. With Pivotal’s support, foster youth in the Silicon Valley have proven to graduate from high school and college at significantly higher rates than their foster youth peers.

Reporting to the CEO, the CFOO will join a passionate, highly experienced leadership team at an exciting moment in Pivotal’s history to help achieve these strategic goals. As a member of the senior leadership team, the new CFOO will help Pivotal solidify its financial and operational capabilities, build efficient and adaptive infrastructure, and scale strategically for greater impact. The CFOO will also help build effective policies, learning experiences, and practices to create a culture grounded in community engagement; data-informed innovation; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. To drive holistic change, the CFOO will lead and oversee key capabilities areas including accounting and financial management, programmatic learning and evaluation, program administrative support, human resources, technology, physical space and related operations as Pivotal grows both its organizational footprint and impact.

The successful candidate will be passionate about youth and human services and deeply inspired by Pivotal’s mission. The new CFOO will first and foremost demonstrate the ability to ensure the financial soundness and integrity of the organization as it grows in revenue and related complexity.  S/he/they will have experience successfully designing, implementing, and evolving operational and service delivery systems to support a rapidly growing organization, as well as effectively analyzing data, trends, and evidence to inform enterprise-wide decisions and continuous improvements. S/he/they will be a strategic thinker grounded in design thinking and have the proven ability to enable efficient organizational growth and scale. Leadership experience and emotional intelligence in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders is crucial along with ability to inspire and manage high-performing teams and foster a culture of curiosity, innovation, excellence, and purpose in which all staff can grow and thrive. Finally, as a key member of the Pivotal leadership team, the CFOO will serve as a thoughtful and active ambassador for Pivotal and advocate for foster youth throughout and across all sectors of the community.

This search is being conducted by NPAG. Application instructions can be found at the end of this document.

Organizational Overview

For more than 20 years, Pivotal has created better life outcomes for foster youth in Silicon Valley.  With a reputation for being relentless, Pivotal has helped hundreds of youth graduate from high school and go on to college and is committed to helping every foster youth in Silicon Valley who is ready to create a future they are excited about.

By supporting young people in and from foster care to realize their educational and career goals and ensure their equitable access to opportunity, Pivotal amplifies the voice of, and advocates for, foster youth in the San Mateo and Santa Clara communities. This includes engaging educational and employment partners (including government, schools, nonprofits and businesses) in community priorities for foster youth by aligning and coordinating the foster care ecosystem.

In launching the next chapter of its journey, Pivotal announced three key strategic goals:

1.       Deepen the levels of education and employment support services currently offered to approximately 550 foster youth in Silicon Valley.

2.       Lead reform on a new collective impact initiative which is co-chaired by the Department of Family and Children’s Services and the County Office of Education. The initiative is designed to bring community advocates and leaders together to disrupt the status quo and improve life outcomes for foster youth.

3.       Build out the structure needed to serve more than 800 foster youth (or 80%) by 2023.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Pivotal’s delivers services and programs to youth in the following three areas:

Trauma Competent coaching to help foster youth set and realize educational and career goals;

Access to education and workforce opportunities through tutoring, scholarships, internships, job shadowing, and networking; and

Enrichment through STEM workshops, professional development, peer group and extracurricular activities.

Trauma Competent Coaching

Pivotal coaches are highly trained at using a counseling approach called Motivational Interviewing to spark change in young people. Coaches model compassion and accountability so that youth learn to be the authors of their own stories. The coaching team consists of highly trained individuals in trauma-informed care, a branch of counseling that acknowledges the effects of trauma, that help youth build resilience, and change the behaviors that hold them back from success so they can focus on their future. Pivotal coaches also understand the foster care system and the rights high school and college-age youth are entitled to. They are well-connected youth advocates with expert knowledge of graduation requirements at every high school and community college in Silicon Valley.

Access

Pivotal provides foster youth access to resources that non-foster youth typically receive from their families. This includes providing private tutors to fill in academic gaps and opening doors to jobs and internships in high-profile firms to expand their professional network and expose them to the business world. In addition to this Pivotal provides college scholarships so youth can stay on track to graduate. And, when youth need resources beyond the scope of Pivotal’s practice, they are referred to our trusted community partners.

Enrichment
Like all youth, foster youth need opportunities to dabble in learning activities outside of school. Foster youth who wish to explore STEM can enroll in Pivotal’s flagship STEM program to learn gaming, coding, and robotics from technology professionals in Silicon Valley. They can also participate in organized youth leadership activities like college campus visits, field trips, and our Youth Advisory Board to build confidence as future leaders. Pivotal also believes that getting job-ready is crucial to career success, and provides professional development workshops that teach foster youth valuable skills they’ll use over and over again, like resume writing, interviewing, communicating effectively, and using common business software. Students receive 20 hours of professional development training to build their skills and confidence before starting a new internship or job, alongside learning how to take stock of their talents, write a strong resume, create a LinkedIn profile, and search for jobs that align with their passions and goals.

Opportunities and Challenges Facing the New POSITION

As part of a top-notch leadership team, the new CFOO will play a key role in solidifying and innovating programs, internal support systems, and organizational infrastructure in order to scale up Pivotal’s influence, knowledge, and programs. Immediately and continuing over the next three years and beyond, the CFOO will be entrusted to:

·       Establish a robust, reliable accounting and financial management engine to steward significant growth in revenue and handle the complexity that comes with a wider array of financial resources and requirements. Pivotal has a well-thought-out growth strategy that will drive significant growth in revenue from a wide array of sources including government, education entities, private companies, philanthropies, and private donors. The new CFOO will partner closely with the CEO and other members of the executive leadership team to ensure that strong systems, skillsets and capabilities, processes and procedures are in place to forecast, plan, budget, and steward Pivotal’s financial resources with a high degree of integrity, transparency, and auditable excellence. In partnership with the CEO, the CFOO will serve as the go-to voice with the Board of Directors, internal staff, and external stakeholders on all matters relating to the financial health and integrity of the organization.

·       Ensure best-in-class support and administrative processes and systems are established and linked seamlessly to support evolving programs for youth outcomes. The CFOO will guide and oversee the solidification and enhancement of finance and operational support systems, transactions and services connected with Pivotal’s coaching, enrichment, and access programs and the dynamic array of youths, services providers, partners, volunteers, interns and staff involved in these programs. As Pivotal continues to grow in terms of reach, depth and impact, the COO will provide strategic vision and operational expertise on how these service capabilities will also scale and continually improve to keep pace.

·       Steward a coherent evaluation and learning strategy and related capacity to generate data-driven evidence and insight surrounding Pivotal’s programs and innovations. Working with the Director for Evaluation and Learning, the CFOO will deliver the recommended vision and strategy for programmatic learning, impact measurement, and knowledge sharing in support the organization’s strategic goals and metrics. S/he/they will create a strong evaluation and learning function and the enabling environment to help Pivotal become an evidence-based, data-driven learning organization. S/he/they will ensure the tracking and management of accurate and current data, knowledge, and insight regarding Pivotal’s programmatic impacts and outcomes, as well as learnings that can be shared with funders, investors, and community stakeholders. In partnership with the Pivotal executive leadership team, the CFOO will serve as an ambassador in communicating internally and externally programmatic lessons learned, evidence of impact, and actionable insights.

·       Nurture and build a diverse, values-driven, competent workforce to support Pivotal’s growth. The CFOO will steward the development of the talent strategy to support Pivotal’s growth. S/he/they will ensure the ongoing recruitment, development, and human-resource management required to build and support a diverse, mission-oriented, innovative and high performing workforce and culture. This will require establishing a strong talent and human resource management function and related infrastructure as one of the functional pillars under the CFOO’s responsibilities. In alignment with Pivotal’s core values, the CFOO will also guide the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and practices as part of Pivotal’s organizational maturity and success.

·       Provide thoughtful leadership and guidance to complete the journey of merging two established organizations into one Pivotal family. Organizational change is difficult and ultimately very human. While the merger has occurred with great success, a year later work remains to be done to further integrate and harmonize the two organizational cultures and ways of working into one unified culture and operational system. In partnership with the CEO and executive leadership team, the CFOO will take a highly visible leadership role to offer an inclusive approach and respectful process for bringing the organization together quickly and effectively to learn, reflect, and co-create its desired operating environment. This effort must be undertaken quickly, with care, in concert all the other expectations.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

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

·       Sophisticated leadership skills and presence developed through a minimum of ten years of progressive strategic leadership in a high-growth, best-in-class organization, ideally in a social sector or cross sector context; Demonstrated experience and success in building or scaling a complex organization, with an eye towards sustainability;

·       Clear record of achievement in financial management and experience with the intersection of finance, development, and program management for effective stewardship of resources;

·       Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, change management, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems; A strategic, comprehensive, and critical approach to planning, problem solving, and decision making;

·       An unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in strategic, organizational, and budget management; Experience in building efficient, data-informed, cost-effective programs and leveraging data for planning and managing organizational change;

·       A strong, intuitive communicator, skillful at managing through influence with humility; Demonstrated ability to connect and inspire across stakeholder groups;

·       A high tolerance for ambiguity and the ability to adapt quickly to change; Demonstrated ability to anticipate and manage potential impacts of change;

·       An optimistic outlook and the natural tendency to forego individual promotion in the interest of mission; Humor, integrity, charisma, patience, and a natural learning posture; A servant-leader orientation and the emotional intelligence necessary to know when to lead and when to follow;

·       A demonstrated passion for Pivotal’s mission and commitment to helping guide foster youth towards academic and employment success; and

·       Bachelor’s degree required with an advanced degree in a related field strongly preferred.

TO APPLY

More information about the Pivotal may be found at: https://www.pivotalnow.org/.

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: PIVOTAL-CFOO@nonprofitprofessionals.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.  

PIVOTAL is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Seattle, WA

Chief Executive Officer, ArtsFund
The Organization

ArtsFund, soon to celebrate 50 years of service to the Puget Sound region, has actively strengthened the community by (1) raising funds that support the region’s nonprofit arts sector through grants and other organizational assistance; (2) advocating for the needs of the sector; and, (3) serving as an active member of Seattle’s civic and grantmaking community. Its vision is a community with a dynamic and world-class arts and cultural sector where the arts are accessible to all and valued as critical to a healthy community and society. To that end, ArtsFund serves a growing network of cultural partners, large and small, established and emerging, in performing, visual, literary, and multidisciplinary arts. ​

Position Overview

ArtsFund seeks a new Chief Executive Officer who is passionate about the importance of the arts in civic life, provides thoughtful strategic and operational leadership, and who brings significant, hands-on fundraising capabilities, and management experience to the position. With an opportunity to participate in the strategic planning efforts which are underway, the incoming CEO will be a proactive innovator who will lead the organization as it shapes ArtsFund’s approach and business model going forward. ​

How To Apply

ArtsFund has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://the360group.us/AF_CEO_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Tacoma, WA

Vice President of Community Impact, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
The Organization

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF) is seeking a strategic, community-focused leader to grow our philanthropic impact in Pierce County. You will be working with our community foundation leadership team to develop and support partnerships, programs, funding, and initiatives that are informed by community voice and help build a stronger community.

WHO WE ARE

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

Pierce County is a thriving, engaged, and caring community.

Our Values

We are guided by these values as we engage, strengthen, and invest in the Pierce County community.

  • Integrity: We maintain a reputation of trust and stewardship through an honest, accountable, and transparent approach in all of our relationships.
  • Leadership: We value the diverse experience of all community members and takes time to listen and learn from others to inform and guide our work.
  • Innovation: We are committed to creative thinking, excellence, and the development of new philanthropic approaches to create positive change.
  • Collaboration: We believe that building effective relationships and working with others for positive impact leads to more powerful and lasting solutions.

Our Team

You will be joining a team that invests in authentic communication and collaboration to achieve our mission.  We model with each other our organizational values and beliefs and recognize that how we work together has as much impact as what we accomplish.  We look forward to you sharing your vision and passion with us.

THE ROLE

You will lead the Community Impact team to identify, design and champion strategic programs and initiatives that create connections and investments in our community that move us toward our vision for a thriving, engaged Pierce County.

THE ROLE

You will represent GTCF in the community, listening and learning, ensuring the right voices are at the table, and serving as a trusted friend and advisor to community partners, civic leaders and other stakeholders who will help move our collective work ahead.

You will lead our work on:

  • Census 2020
  • Youth Philanthropy
  • Empowering Women and Girls
  • Impact Investing in Community
  • Engaging Learning Communities
  • Resource Strategy
  • Leading through Capacity Building

Internally, you will work as a close and valued colleague with the rest of the leadership team, including our President and CEO, to advance the foundation’s mission, lead with our values, and steward our culture. You will set the strategic vision for program initiatives and investments, manage a highly talented staff and be responsible for hiring staff over time; coaching, mentoring and developing your team to do their best work.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

To join our team, you will be a highly motivated and entrepreneurial professional who possesses the following knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes:

You will be:

  • An excellent, clear communicator
  • A passionate champion for Pierce County
  • A strategic, forward thinker
  • An adaptive leader and manager
  • An active listener and continuous learner
  • A collaborator and connector
  • A facilitator
  • A systems thinker
  • Relational – able to build relationships will all community stakeholders
  • A voice amplifier – able to elevate and incorporate voices across the community, particularly those who aren’t often at the table or heard

You will have:

  • Humble gravitas
  • A growth mindset
  • The highest level of integrity and ethics
  • Superior management skills
  • A lived experience aligned with GTCF’s values and beliefs, including a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • An approachable manner
  • The ability to lead and balance short- and long-term work
  • A high tolerance for ambiguity
  • Familiarity with philanthropy and community foundations
  • Familiarity with Pierce County, its community, its networks and its resources OR the ability to learn and build relationships and networks quickly
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • A minimum level of 10 years in a leadership and/or managerial role, preferably with philanthropy, program or non-profit management
  • A sense of humor

How To Apply

TO APPLY

We have retained The Giving Practice to support our search for this position. If you believe you are the right match for this opportunity, please apply by uploading your cover letter and resume to our online application portal. In your cover letter, please tell us why you are the right person for this job. If you have any issues with submitting your application, please contact Dawn Chirwa of The Giving Practice at TGPsearch@philanthropynw.org.

You may also recommend individuals for this position by submitting names and any supporting materials to Dawn Chirwa at the email address above.

Troy, MI

Education Fellow – 2-year Term, The Kresge Foundation
The Organization

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

Position Overview

About the Foundation

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

About the position

The Higher Education Fellow will support the Education Program in advancing its goal of helping more low-income and students of color enter and succeed in undergraduate education. The Fellow will gain experience and insight into institutional philanthropy, higher education policy and advocacy, research and strategies to incorporate equity firmly in higher education work. This position provides a valuable career development opportunity for an emerging higher education or philanthropy professional.

The fellowship is a two-year appointment and is open to those who have completed a minimum of master’s level training in a field related to higher education access and success, such as higher education administration, higher education public policy or student affairs. We are most interested in candidates whose work experience and education has included coursework or activities related to access and success, public policy, community colleges, minority-serving institutions, urban education, and who have a demonstrated commitment to racial equity.  Relocation assistance may be available for this position.

Primary responsibilities

·            Lead at least one priority project during the term of the fellowship, on a topic to be jointly determined.

·            Assist with the team’s review of grant requests and management of its portfolio of grants.

·            Analyze reports from grantees to identify key lessons that should be highlighted, shared and applied to our future strategies.

·            Conduct background research and analysis to support team strategy and program development; this includes keeping abreast of new developments and published research in relevant fields.

·            Analyze data from various sources to identify patterns, trends and insights to inform our strategies.

·            Prepare key materials for internal and external presentations and meetings, supported by relevant research.

·            Develop clear, concise written communications (including memos, briefs and grant recommendations) for a range of audiences.

·            Contribute to the development of the team’s strategic learning and evaluation infrastructure, practices and activities.

·            Participate in travel to conferences, convenings and site visits as needed.

 

Qualifications

·            Minimum of master’s degree in a field relevant to higher education access and success.

·            At least two years relevant work experience.

·            Ability to collaborate effectively within and across Kresge program teams.

·            A learning orientation that enables one to recognize patterns, identify key lessons and develop creative solutions.

·            A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

·            Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

·            Ability to manage a heavy workload and flexibility with shifting priorities.

·            A self-starter who can multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

·            A strong work ethic.

The Application Deadline for this position is April 30, 2019

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

How To Apply

To apply please click the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=87274f4c-cc7a-4ce9-97ab-d86186933f96&jobId=175321&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Troy, MI

Senior Accountant and Tax Specialist, The Kresge Foundation
The Organization

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

Position Overview

Join an Award Winning Finance Office

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

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

Strong Work Life Balance

We offer a competitive total compensation package including…

 

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

–          Wellness program with financial incentives

–          4 weeks of paid time off

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

 

….and other benefits:

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

–          Robust professional development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement

–          Technology reimbursement

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

About the position

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

 Primary responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18.   Assists with special projects as needed.

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

 Qualifications

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

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

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

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

•          Advanced skill level with excel.

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

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

•          Positive team attitude.

Application deadline is May 12th, 2019.

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

How To Apply

Please click the link below to apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=87274f4c-cc7a-4ce9-97ab-d86186933f96&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=175967&source=CC3&lang=en_US

Troy, MI

Program Coordinator – 2-Year Term, The Kresge Foundation
The Organization

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

Position Overview

The Program Coordinator, reporting to the Vice President, Chief Program and Strategy Officer (“VP of Programs”) and the Director of Strategic Learning, Research, and Evaluation (“L&E Director”), is responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementing projects that span the Foundation’s programs and learning activities. Projects may include learning and evaluation analysis, special projects, and/or departmental coordination and administrative support.

Among other responsibilities, the role helps to coordinate, shape and implement grantmaking for the Opportunity Fund, which focuses on access to justice, protecting human dignity, and strengthening democracy – including issues that impact the foundation’s urban opportunity frame. Along with the VP of Programs and L&E Director, the Program Coordinator is also responsible for the effective administrative functioning of Cross-Program and Learning & Evaluation activities.

This position is a two-year appointment with the possibility of an additional one-year extension (based on performance and Foundation need).

 Primary responsibilities

General Administration and Team Coordination (40%)

1.       Serve as overall project manager and coordinator for the Programs Department and L&E team, keeping current with tasks for each activity, including dates and deliverables, meeting agendas, and notes.

2.       Monitor and drive program timelines, board deadlines, key dates, upcoming events, and meeting planning.

3.       Review department objectives and work plans regularly and suggest operational innovations to improve efficiency and efficacy.

4.       Assist with budget management and tracking, including:

a.       Analyzing, assembling and tracking financial information to provide ongoing support and ensure overall operations are within budget.

b.       Monitoring budget allocations, expenditures and related financial activities to ensure all allocations and expenses are accurate.

c.       Collaborating with internal personnel (e.g., Managing Directors, Finance Department) to implement and maintain budgets.

5.       Facilitate active communication between Program, L&E and the Executive Office to ensure effective and efficient work flow.

6.       Ensure effective schedule management:

a.       Schedule a high volume of meetings and convenings.

b.       Coordinate calendars, assemble meeting materials, make meal arrangements, and confirm appointments.

c.       Interact regularly with high-level local and national business, government, and non-profit leaders.

7.       Coordinate business travel, airfare bookings, accommodation arrangements, car services, and Outlook itineraries.

8.       Manage distribution lists; create charts, excel spreadsheets, and power point presentations; proofread memos; complete decline letter templates; and prepare correspondence.

9.       Assemble Board materials, including updates for the Opportunity Fund, adhering to the process and deadlines set by the Executive Office.

10.   Process expense reports, resolving discrepancies with Finance.

11.   Manage consulting contracts on an ongoing basis, including routing approvals, distributing executed documents to external consultants and Finance, and overseeing invoices to ensure negotiated amounts stay within budget.

12.   Maintain and update Program and L&E intranet pages, and document management systems for both departments.

13.   Prepare mailings and shipments of materials as needed.

14.   Perform other duties as assigned.

Project Management: Opportunity Fund (40%)

1.       Provide overall Fund project management and coordination, keeping current with tasks for each activity, including dates and deliverables, meeting agendas, notes, and budget.

2.       Track and present data analysis of current and future grantmaking.

3.       Support grantmaking through activities that may include:

a.       Drafting grant write-ups

b.       Conducting due diligence

c.       Communicating with grantees

d.       Reading interim reports

4.       In conjunction with L&E Director, help shape the Opportunity Fund’s learning activities.

Program and Strategic Learning & Evaluation Support (20%)

1.       Serve as primary interface and logistics point person to internal and external partners including contractors for the VP of Programs and the L&E function.

2.       Coordinate activities such as lunch and learns, program forums, retreats, Foundation-wide learning events, projects related to cross-foundation issues, cross-team evaluations, and visits from external guests.

3.       Conduct research and prepare written reports and presentations as directed by the VP of Programs and L&E Director for speeches, Board-related content, and other cross-foundation issues.

4.       Support cross-team evaluations by gathering background documents such as write-ups and final reports.

5.       Support content of foundation learning events through material preparation, participant surveys, analysis of results, and development of recommendations for future learning events.

 

Qualifications

Education

o   Bachelor’s degree required.

o   Minimum 2 years of professional work experience, with demonstrated increase of responsibility over time.

o   Demonstrated interest in community development, public administration, and/or urban planning.

o   Working knowledge of one or more of the Foundation’s Program areas desirable.

Skills

o   Strong project management skills and the ability to work with all resources for flawless project implementation.

o   Effective time management skills, with demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload in a dynamic environment.

o   Ability to work with many personalities and successfully navigate organizational work culture.

o   Strong customer service orientation for engaging with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and partners.

o   Strong ability to solve problems creatively.

o   Ability and desire to take initiative to achieve project goals.

o   Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

o   Strong social and collaboration skills.

Values

o   Dedication to expanding opportunity for low-income people.

o   Commitment to the Foundation’s vision and values (stewardship, respect, creativity, partnership and opportunity) with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.

o   Takes a learning stance.

 Application deadline for this position is April 30th, 2019

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

How To Apply

click the link below to apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=87274f4c-cc7a-4ce9-97ab-d86186933f96&jobId=175522&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Washington, DC

President and CEO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
The Organization

MISSION

Understanding that grantmakers are successful only to the extent that their grantees achieve meaningful results, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) promotes philanthropic strategies and practices that contribute to nonprofit success.

ABOUT GEO

In 1997, a group of grantmakers committed to strengthening and improving their practice around capacity building came together to learn from one another. Over the years, GEO members have inspired each other by working and learning together to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropy.

GEO designs 1) conferences focused on solving of-the-moment challenges, 2) regular opportunities for peer learning (including cohorts, workshops, webinars, and member calls), and 3) publications that highlight best practice and examples from peers. As a result, GEO drives grantmakers’ progress for more effective change.

GEO’s current strategy focuses on 1) engaging grantmakers in high-impact programs that encourage the adoption of smarter grantmaking practices, 2) integrating racial equity into a vision for smarter grantmaking, 3) delivering the call to action for grantmakers to strengthen nonprofits and communities, 4) establishing shared values and stronger member identity within the GEO community to support long-term field change; and 5) building and maintaining the internal excellence necessary to do this work.

Toward this end, GEO engages 1) members who are looking to change their own practices as well as those who can partner with other funders, 2) nonprofits who are leading the direct work and can determine if GEO is on the right track about the grantmaker practices that are most important, and 3) other philanthropy support organizations, consultants, and other partners that share GEO’s goals for the field and can enhance its knowledge.

GEO is based in Washington, DC with a staff of more than 20 and an annual budget over $5 million.

Position Overview

THE OPPORTUNITY

GEO, a vibrant community of more than 7,000 grantmakers worldwide, is leading a dynamic and growing movement for smarter grantmaking to transform communities and ensure equitable and impactful outcomes. GEO offers a rich community for its members to learn with each other and a platform of resources and tools for: stronger relationships between grantmakers, nonprofits, and communities; capacity building; learning and evaluation; collaboration; change management; culture; racial equity; and flexible, reliable funding.

GEO seeks a curious, inspirational President and CEO motivated by possibilities and committed to maximizing philanthropic effectiveness to achieve a more just society. With an adaptive and facilitative leadership style, the President will be an effective mobilizer, collaborator, and bridge builder among GEO’s members, staff, and the broader philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.

Committed to implementing a framework of racial equity as core to philanthropic effectiveness, the President will ensure that the principles of transparent communication, collaboration, and commitment to equity are consistently promoted both externally as well as within the organization.

The new President will take over an organization with an extraordinary record of achievement over the past 22 years. To build upon GEO’s legacy, the President will possess extraordinary vision and entrepreneurial acumen and the ability to manage a complex membership philanthropic support organization that serves as a connector and resource to its members while leading in an ever-evolving movement for systemic change in philanthropy and the broader society. Key to the President’s success will be their ability to dynamically and successfully ensure relevant and actionable programs and services, attract new members and resources, and equip members with additional tools to bring real progress to communities. All of the efforts of the next leader will be driven by a sense of passion, community, respect, humility, equity, and action, as well as a firm belief in the untapped potential of philanthropy.

PRESIDENT AND CEO’S RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES

● Leadership – Lead with a mission-driven sense of urgency and commitment to racial equity. Inspire with a strategic vision while attending to day-to-day operations, services, and activities. Lead and support a committed, passionate staff with a shared vision and sense of purpose, creating ongoing opportunities for learning, growth, and creativity. Facilitate effective and collaborative work of the senior leadership team, assuring and strengthening alignment with organizational values, strategy, and the business plan. Organize strategic planning initiatives, incorporating buy-in from GEO’s constituent membership base. Serve as a respected thought leader in the field, staying abreast of new developments and ahead of the curve.

● Racial Equity – Lead and support GEO’s continuing journey to incorporate a commitment to racial equity as core to philanthropic effectiveness into both its internal and external work.  Apply a racial analysis, communicate to others at multiple developmental stages of understanding, inspire allies in the equity movement, and support/partner with content experts. Develop programming, tools, and resources that help GEO member organizations practice racial equity within their own organizations and in their grantmaking. Internally, create an inclusive environment where all staff, regardless of their identities, can thrive. Tend to culture through living out values, build staff’s intercultural competencies, provide equitable access to growth opportunities for all staff, and ensure the staff has the competency to support members and each other in advancing racial equity.

● General Management, Administration, Finance, and Planning – With the COO and other staff, ensure fiscal sustainability and health, attending to both longer-term financial forecasting and the efficient administration of day-to-day operations. Hold the organization to the highest levels of accountability and consistency with respect to all management systems, accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, funding, cashflow, and cost reporting.

● Board Relations – Establish a strong working partnership with the Board of Directors built on trust that enriches their experience and brings forth their best ideas and efforts in the governance and support of GEO. Facilitate the work of the standing Board committees. Build strong, collaborative working relationships between Board and staff. Help strengthen the Board through the recruitment of new members as needed.

● Member Development and Fundraising – Lead fundraising with the Revenue Team and the engagement of senior staff and Board members to sustain, diversify, and strengthen recruitment, engagement, and support. Shape a revenue strategy and funding model that expands GEO’s reliable revenue over time. Build a strong culture of philanthropy within the organization in which Board and staff serve as ambassadors and engage in relationship building.

● Communication – Oversee communication of the organization’s vision for smarter grantmaking, stronger nonprofits, and more equitable communities. Serve as a visible spokesperson and advocate for smart and effective philanthropy, increasing membership and attracting resources. Build upon GEO’s reputation as a recognized leader and partner in the field. Shape and deliver compelling messages that move GEO’s change agenda forward. Serve as GEO’s principal public spokesperson to media, members, and other important constituencies about the organization’s mission, services, programs, and members. Represent GEO as a thought leader through national committees, conversations, and convenings that hold the most potential to advance its change agenda. Together with staff, monitor key trends and issues in the field of philanthropy and communicate their implications to staff and Board with recommended action.

● Partnership and Program Development – Serve as a driver of innovation by continuously scanning for new opportunities and new potential partnerships that support progress on GEO’s change agenda. Evaluate and ensure that all member services and programs are coordinated and relate to the organization’s overall strategy and mission. Align staff functions and responsibilities based on programmatic goals and promote a customer service culture that holds the organization accountable for achieving intended outcomes. Provide thought leadership as GEO shapes new partnerships, lines of business, or areas of focus. Contribute to strategy development of GEO’s programs and services. Ensure that GEO continues to produce practical tools grantmakers need to foster impactful change in their communities.

● Learning for Improvement – Assess and evaluate the organizational structure, staff, and functions. Implement strategies for promoting continuous improvement and accountability. Ensure an organizational commitment to evaluation so that GEO understands the progress it is making and where it needs to make adjustments. Ensure and promote ongoing learning and improvements in the field by setting expectations and modeling a commitment to give, receive, and integrate feedback.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE AND CHARACTERISTICS

The President and CEO will:

● Be an unwavering champion advancing the movement for smart and effective philanthropy to transform communities, creating a more equitable and just society;

● Be a knowledgeable and experienced leader with the credibility to engage and inspire a diverse set of constituencies around GEO’s mission, including members, funders, philanthropic and nonprofit peers, and the media; be able to influence change in the field both by lifting up and appreciating exemplars as well as holding grantmakers accountable to better practices;

● Be a leader with demonstrated experience putting racial equity into practice, who listens with understanding and treats everyone with respect with a consultative and inclusive internal and external management style; be a consensus builder able to make tough decisions when necessary;

● Have a high level of emotional intelligence, with the ability to bring people together around a shared vision and common cause;

● Inspire trust through integrity, competence, and follow-through;

● Have a deep understanding of the philanthropic and nonprofit fields with respect to capacity building, evaluation, systems thinking, change management, and organizational learning from an equity perspective; possess a firm understanding of the philanthropic community – its policies, leaders, trends, and funding matters;

● Be nimble and curious, with an openness to learning new things and seeing things in new ways;

● Have proven managerial, problem-solving, and strategic-planning skills as a results-oriented executive in a growth-oriented environment; have the creativity to break free from established structures and try new approaches to solving problems;

● Have demonstrated success as a steward of responsible growth in an organization; believe that anything is possible and be able to get it done;

● Have demonstrated ability as a catalyst for transformative change to balance long-term strategic vision with daily operational responsibilities; have the ability to attract and hold top people to work for the organization and to nurture high-performing teams; have the ability to share responsibility for leadership of the organization and partner with the Board and staff to set goals, track progress, and assess effectiveness of the organization;

● Have the sophistication to build membership services, cultivate, and seize new opportunities for revenue generation; be a leader able to ensure enduring and impactful services and programs; be a talented fundraiser who enjoys the opportunity to secure resources and rises to the occasion;

● Enjoy collaborating with others to develop creative ideas and approaches; possess a sense of optimism, adventure, and humor; effectively bring out the best in others; have demonstrated experience navigating partnerships, building and working in coalitions, and putting mission first, ahead of individual needs/interests; prioritize – listening and learning from partners.

For more information about the organization and its programs, please visit https://www.geofunders.org/.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations seeks a diverse pool of candidates. Salary will be negotiable commensurate with experience.

How To Apply

Applications, including cover letters and resumes, and nominations should be sent to the attention of Paul Spivey at GEO@PhillipsOppenheim.com.

Washington, DC

Director of Development/Campaign Director, Library of Congress

The Organization
Director of Development/Campaign Director

The Library of Congress seeks a Director of Development/Campaign Director to help realize the vision of the 14th Librarian, Dr. Carla Hayden, in making the Library a public institution accessible to all Americans.

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with a collection of more than 168 million items that include more than 39 million cataloged books and print materials in 470 languages; more than 74 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America; and the world’s largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music, and sound recordings. The Library adds approximately 12,000 items to its collection every working day.

But the Library of Congress does not merely collect and preserve objects. To be successful, collections must be used. While Congress is the Library’s most visible user, the institution has inspired, informed, and engaged creators and learners of all ages and backgrounds for 219 years. Under the leadership of Dr. Hayden, the Library has embraced this scope with a new sense of dedication and purpose. The Library is planning a major $60M campaign to undertake a renovation of the Thomas Jefferson Building, the home to the Great Hall that is open to all learners and the Main Reading Room where researchers work.

The Director of Development/Campaign Director will design and lead every aspect of a comprehensive, multi-year campaign that will also establish the foundation for long-term annual fundraising. Reporting to the Librarian through her Chief of Staff, the Director of Development/Campaign Director will collaborate with the highest-level fundraising volunteers and lead the development team to secure transformational support for the Library of Congress’ civic, education, and outreach efforts.

The ideal Director of Development/Campaign Director will be a sophisticated relationship-based fundraiser who is comfortable earning the confidence of high-level donors and volunteers and has the skills to plan and manage significant long-term projects. The Director will combine these skills with a personal or professional passion for history, literature, song, and film.

Ideal candidates will have:

* 10 years of experience in a comprehensive non-profit development program; experience fundraising in a library or cultural institution is preferred.
* Substantial experience within a successful campaign of a national organization.
* Experience building and managing a comprehensive fundraising department that includes outreach to government officials, individual major gifts, foundation grants, and/or special events.
* Proven ability to develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that expand a donor base and increase revenue.
* Patience and tenacity in leading cultural change, securing buy-in, and building infrastructure.
* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://driconsulting.com/position/director-development-campaign/.

Position Overview
The Library of Congress seeks a Director of Development/Campaign Director to help realize the vision of the 14th Librarian, Dr. Carla Hayden, in making the Library a public institution accessible to all Americans.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit http://driconsulting.com/position/director-development-campaign/

Washington, DC

Vice President of Development, Council for a Strong America, Council for a Strong America
The Organization

Council for a Strong America is an indispensable ally to advocacy organizations seeking to create a generation of well-educated youth equipped to lead productive lives. The organization seeks a Vice President of Development to lead a talented fundraising program to help diversify its support.

Position Overview

About the Organization

Council for a Strong America has mobilized unique and powerful voices to change public debates about public policy investment in children. Council for a Strong America united five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors, and prominent coaches and athletes who promote solutions that ensure the next generation of Americans will be citizen-ready. With more than 9,000 members and decades of expertise and leadership across communities, the organization works together to promote evidence-based policies that strengthen the country.

About the Opportunity

Council for a Strong America seeks a highly-skilled Vice President of Development to lead a talented fundraising team. The ideal Vice President of Development will have a sophisticated understanding of opportunities and challenges related to fundraising for an advocacy organization and a demonstrated record of success communicating the unique ways that non-profit advocacy organizations shape and advance public policy.

Reporting to the President, serving on the organization’s leadership team, and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Vice President of Development will be responsible for designing and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to secure and diversify financial support for the organization.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com/positions/.

Williamsburg,VA

Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
The Organization

Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum of America’s enduring story, boasting over 40 sites and trades, 4 historic taverns, and 2 world-class art museums. Located at one corner of Virginia’s Historic Triangle, Colonial Williamsburg takes visitors outside of history textbooks and back in time, immersing them in an 18th-century city and enabling them to walk along the path of freedom and linger in the footsteps of the ordinary men and women—black, white, and Native American; conquered, slave, and free—who created a new country.

Position Overview

Colonial Williamsburg seeks a Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer to work in partnership with President & CEO Mitchell B. Reiss to sustain and build on a new era of growth.

Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum of America’s enduring story, boasting over 40 sites and trades, 4 historic taverns, and 2 world-class art museums. Located at one corner of Virginia’s Historic Triangle, Colonial Williamsburg takes visitors outside of history textbooks and back in time, immersing them in an 18th-century city and enabling them to walk along the path of freedom and linger in the footsteps of the ordinary men and women—black, white, and Native American; conquered, slave, and free—who created a new country.

Under former Ambassador Mitchell B. Reiss’s leadership, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation achieved a watershed year in 2017. It increased visitorship, beat financial projections by $4M, broke ground on a major art museum expansion, and restored hospitality properties to strengthen the Foundation’s earned income stream. The results have garnered widespread attention in Forbes magazine, Virginia Gazette, the Daily Press, and more.

The new SVP & Chief Development Officer (CDO)) will continue this revitalization within the development department, one of four divisions in the Foundation’s Core Operations Group. The SVP & CDO will lead the comprehensive evaluation, restructuring, and integration of a complex program that includes 50 full- and part-time employees responsible for major, principal, and planned giving, the CW Fund and donor society engagement, corporate relations, special events, and foundation and government grants. With the SVP & CDO’s leadership, the Foundation will design a world-class fundraising program that will retire debt from Colonial Williamsburg’s past and mobilize the funders of its future.

The ideal Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer will have:

  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in development and in supervisory or management positions; prior experience in a cultural institution preferred.
  • Exceptional track record of leading, developing, and executing fundraising and business development initiatives in a complex, multi-disciplinary organization or company.
  • Ability to lead, influence, and motivate a staff and volunteer team
  • Record of soliciting major gifts, corporate and family foundations, and public agencies.
  • Capital and endowment campaign experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge of marketing principles, relevant current technologies, and emerging e-commerce fundraising techniques is also a plus.
  • B.A./B.S. required; Master’s degree preferred.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com/positions/.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com/positions/.

WOODSIDE, California

ASSOCIATE, VALHALLA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION/FOX HOLLOW VENTURES
The Organization

Valhalla Charitable Foundation invests in and supports innovative organizations having impact in three areas: education (with an emphasis on early childhood development and parental support in the U.S.), environmental innovation, and medical research. Through VCF and on a personal basis, they make grants to nonprofit organizations (80% of their investments) as well as equity investments in for-profit social impact organizations (20% of their investments).

Position Overview

ASSOCIATE

VALHALLA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION/FOX HOLLOW VENTURES

WOODSIDE, CA

ABOUT VALHALLA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION / FOX HOLLOW VENTURES

Fox Hollow Ventures LLC (“Fox Hollow”) is the family office for Scott Cook (co-founder of Intuit) and Signe Ostby (collectively, the “Principals”). Fox Hollow supports Scott and Signe’s philanthropic endeavors through the Valhalla Charitable Foundation (“VCF”).

Valhalla Charitable Foundation invests in and supports innovative organizations having impact in three areas: education (with an emphasis on early childhood development and parental support in the U.S.), environmental innovation, and medical research. Through VCF and on a personal basis, they make grants to nonprofit organizations (80% of their investments) as well as equity investments in for-profit social impact organizations (20% of their investments).

VCF assesses grant/investment decisions against six guideposts: an innovative solution meeting an important unmet need, demonstrated impact on learning and life outcomes proven through rigorous evaluation, potential for meaningful scale, sound business model and financials, exceptional leadership, and the opportunity to play a catalytic role for the organization to address the problem they are trying to solve.

Sample grantees/investments include UPSTART (Waterford Institute), Centering Healthcare Institute, Wildflower Schools, ParentPowered, ThinkCERCA, BetterLesson, UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center and the Sandler Fellows Program, the Whitehead Institute Fellows, Environmental Defense Fund, One Acre Fund, and Living Goods + Last Mile Health.

THE OPPORTUNITY

With Scott and Signe’s commitment to The Giving Pledge, Valhalla Charitable Foundation is at an exciting inflection point as Scott and Signe seek to scale the impact of their giving. VCF is seeking a talented and resourceful Associate to fill out a small but mighty team. Reporting to the Executive Director of the foundation, this Associate will be an integral member of the grantmaking team, which formulates grant-making goals, strategies, and protocols; develops specific investment recommendations; supports portfolio organizations in maximizing their potential for impact; and assesses portfolio performance.

A detail-oriented project manager with a genuine interest in social impact, the Associate will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with colleagues to assess prospective investment opportunities, serve grantees, assess the performance of portfolio organizations individually and collectively, and serve as a welcoming and knowledgeable representative for the foundation externally. VCF is deeply committed to professional development and as the Associate grows and progresses in their role there will be opportunities for upward career mobility within VCF. This is a unique opportunity for a collaborative and driven individual who is excited by the opportunity to learn all aspects of grantmaking and by extension, increase the impact of organizations across the sector.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Associate will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Conduct due diligence on prospective grantee organizations and evaluate potential investments
  • Measure overall portfolio performance and share successes and failures with the team
  • Provide strategic and analytical support to portfolio organizations (individually and collectively) to maximize their impact
  • Serve as a trusted and strategic support for select portfolio organizations
  • Research trends, prospects, and advances in the foundation’s issue areas and prepare summary analyses for review
  • Support Scott, Signe, and senior leadership on special projects

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • The Associate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Robust analytical skills particularly with quantitative data (e.g., impact measurement, financial and statistical analysis), and strong judgment; demonstrated ability to quickly assess situations, identify trends, evaluate opportunities and develop solutions in a changing environment
  • Strong project management skills and exceptional attention to detail; keen ability to organize a workplan and execute against deadlines; appropriately seek input from team members
  • Curiosity, keen listening skills and a consultative, problem-solving approach to challenges
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and a willingness to jump in where needed
  • Familiarity with the latest technology including web-based applications, analytical software, and data tracking tools including Salesforce
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; able to effectively synthesize analysis for multiple audiences with a focus on risk/reward
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders alike and to represent the foundation in a highly professional and supportive manner
  • A style that includes flexibility, adaptability, a positive outlook, and an eagerness to “roll-up one’s sleeves” without significant oversight or direction
  • Humble with a strong learning orientation and a willingness to act upon feedback
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to the social sector
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred

CONTACT

Valhalla Charitable Foundation / Fox Hollow Ventures has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Erin Reedy here.

Fox Hollow Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applicants regardless of the applicant’s race, color, religion, gender identify, age, or sexual orientation.

ABOUT KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital-consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com

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How To Apply

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WOODSIDE, WOODSIDE

ASSOCIATE, VALHALLA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION/FOX HOLLOW VENTURES
The Organization

Valhalla Charitable Foundation invests in and supports innovative organizations having impact in three areas: education (with an emphasis on early childhood development and parental support in the U.S.), environmental innovation, and medical research. Through VCF and on a personal basis, they make grants to nonprofit organizations (80% of their investments) as well as equity investments in for-profit social impact organizations (20% of their investments).

Position Overview

ASSOCIATE

VALHALLA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION/FOX HOLLOW VENTURES

WOODSIDE, CA

ABOUT VALHALLA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION / FOX HOLLOW VENTURES

Fox Hollow Ventures LLC (“Fox Hollow”) is the family office for Scott Cook (co-founder of Intuit) and Signe Ostby (collectively, the “Principals”). Fox Hollow supports Scott and Signe’s philanthropic endeavors through the Valhalla Charitable Foundation (“VCF”).

Valhalla Charitable Foundation invests in and supports innovative organizations having impact in three areas: education (with an emphasis on early childhood development and parental support in the U.S.), environmental innovation, and medical research. Through VCF and on a personal basis, they make grants to nonprofit organizations (80% of their investments) as well as equity investments in for-profit social impact organizations (20% of their investments).

VCF assesses grant/investment decisions against six guideposts: an innovative solution meeting an important unmet need, demonstrated impact on learning and life outcomes proven through rigorous evaluation, potential for meaningful scale, sound business model and financials, exceptional leadership, and the opportunity to play a catalytic role for the organization to address the problem they are trying to solve.

Sample grantees/investments include UPSTART (Waterford Institute), Centering Healthcare Institute, Wildflower Schools, ParentPowered, ThinkCERCA, BetterLesson, UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center and the Sandler Fellows Program, the Whitehead Institute Fellows, Environmental Defense Fund, One Acre Fund, and Living Goods + Last Mile Health.

THE OPPORTUNITY

With Scott and Signe’s commitment to The Giving Pledge, Valhalla Charitable Foundation is at an exciting inflection point as Scott and Signe seek to scale the impact of their giving. VCF is seeking a talented and resourceful Associate to fill out a small but mighty team. Reporting to the Executive Director of the foundation, this Associate will be an integral member of the grantmaking team, which formulates grant-making goals, strategies, and protocols; develops specific investment recommendations; supports portfolio organizations in maximizing their potential for impact; and assesses portfolio performance.

A detail-oriented project manager with a genuine interest in social impact, the Associate will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with colleagues to assess prospective investment opportunities, serve grantees, assess the performance of portfolio organizations individually and collectively, and serve as a welcoming and knowledgeable representative for the foundation externally. VCF is deeply committed to professional development and as the Associate grows and progresses in their role there will be opportunities for upward career mobility within VCF. This is a unique opportunity for a collaborative and driven individual who is excited by the opportunity to learn all aspects of grantmaking and by extension, increase the impact of organizations across the sector.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Associate will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Conduct due diligence on prospective grantee organizations and evaluate potential investments
  • Measure overall portfolio performance and share successes and failures with the team
  • Provide strategic and analytical support to portfolio organizations (individually and collectively) to maximize their impact
  • Serve as a trusted and strategic support for select portfolio organizations
  • Research trends, prospects, and advances in the foundation’s issue areas and prepare summary analyses for review
  • Support Scott, Signe, and senior leadership on special projects

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • The Associate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Robust analytical skills particularly with quantitative data (e.g., impact measurement, financial and statistical analysis), and strong judgment; demonstrated ability to quickly assess situations, identify trends, evaluate opportunities and develop solutions in a changing environment
  • Strong project management skills and exceptional attention to detail; keen ability to organize a workplan and execute against deadlines; appropriately seek input from team members
  • Curiosity, keen listening skills and a consultative, problem-solving approach to challenges
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and a willingness to jump in where needed
  • Familiarity with the latest technology including web-based applications, analytical software, and data tracking tools including Salesforce
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; able to effectively synthesize analysis for multiple audiences with a focus on risk/reward
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders alike and to represent the foundation in a highly professional and supportive manner
  • A style that includes flexibility, adaptability, a positive outlook, and an eagerness to “roll-up one’s sleeves” without significant oversight or direction
  • Humble with a strong learning orientation and a willingness to act upon feedback
  • Demonstrated passion for and commitment to the social sector
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred

CONTACT

Valhalla Charitable Foundation / Fox Hollow Ventures has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Erin Reedy here.

Fox Hollow Ventures is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applicants regardless of the applicant’s race, color, religion, gender identify, age, or sexual orientation.

ABOUT KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital-consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.

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How To Apply

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