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Baltimore, Maryland

DIRECTOR – EXTERNAL RELATIONS, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Organization

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture opened in June 2005, in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The 82,000 square foot building houses 10,000 artifacts showcasing 400 years of Maryland African American history and culture.  The museum is the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about African American Marylanders. As the gateway to history through living culture, the museum showcases groundbreaking collections, exhibitions, performances, public and educational programs for all ages, and bridges the gap between the past and the present.

The Lewis is the second largest African American museum on the east coast. The museum is named after Reginald F. Lewis, a native of Baltimore and the first African American to close a billion dollar international leveraged buyout deal in 31 countries.  He was one of the first African Americans to open a law firm on Wall Street.

Position Overview

The Director-External Affairs will lead and coordinate the organization’s overall communications strategy. The Director will assist in developing policy and procedures governing public information and communications for the media, general public, state legislature, and special targeted audiences and will serve as the central spokesperson for the Museum in all communication efforts, developing and implementing advertising and marketing strategies. He/she works closely with partner organizations or initiatives connecting the Museum with positive marketing opportunities and community action programs. The Director provides marketing and communication support to all departments as needed and directs Museum’s advertising programs, agencies and the creative services for museum promotional materials, social media, and other scholarly publications. The Director is responsible for the brand website and the development of microsites as necessary. The Director manages the Sales and Facility Rental staff, developing appropriate presentation and sales material to promote the Museum as a desirable rental venue. The Director maintains media, internet, and public interest in the Museum, its mission, programs, and events. The Director will work with the Retail Manager to establish an online Museum Shop. The Director – External Relations supports Development in producing the annual fundraising Gala.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reports to the Museum Executive Director (ED) and is a member of the Senior Management team
  • Participates with other Senior Management team members in setting the vision, mission, values and strategic planning for the Museum
  • Manages the brand
  • Manages sales and facility rental staff
  • Identifies opportunities to promote the Museum throughout the state
  • Works closely with the ED and senior team to develop communications strategies that will broaden the Museum’s reach and increase its branding
  • Develops and refines “core” messages to ensure organizational consistency; provides training to all staff on communicating these messages
  • Identifies significant media opportunities that can be leveraged to support increased awareness and exposure
  • Develops crisis communication strategy and plans
  • Supports the ED with communication to legislative bodies and elected officials regarding the vision, mission and goals
  • Works with the Director of Development to develop the creative for the Museum’s donor communications, website and all other collateral materials
  • Leads all public relations efforts
  • Develops strategy, monitors and manages all web communications and social media for the museum, including analysis and evaluation
  • Conducts VIP tours for national and local media and dignitaries as requested
  • Supports the Interpretation, Collections, and Education staff  with marketing and communication of hosted programs and special exhibits
  • Local, regional and national travel on a limited basis is required

OTHER FUNCTIONS

 The Director- External Affairs performs additional functions (essential or otherwise), which may be assigned from time to time. The position may require work on weekends, nights, and holidays to accommodate facility programming and utilization.

 TYPICAL PHYSICAL / SOCIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires the ability to operate general office equipment.
  • Must exhibit strong people skills and be comfortable interacting with the general public
  • While the majority of the work is performed inside, some outdoor work is required during various museum-related functions

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Communications and Public Relations required, masters preferred
  •  At least six (6) years’ experience in the Marketing, Communications and Public Relations field
  • At least four (4) years serving in a supervisory role as a team leader with management related duties
  • Significant communications experience that includes a blend of advocacy, media relations, and social media
  • A strong track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communications environment
  • Ability to coach and support senior leaders as spokespersons
  • Above average ability and experience serving in a public speaking role on camera, media interviews and group settings
  • Ability to write speeches, prepare annual reports, and special presentations for media, board members, general public, and targeted audience
  • Ability to utilize strategic marketing analysis to formulate marketing and communications goals with measurable outcomes
  • Experience with event management and familiarity with working with and coordinating celebrities and dignitaries
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects
  • Thinking outside the box desired
  • Must have a sense of humor

How To Apply

Send cover letter, three professional references, and desired salary to info.services@lewismuseum.org. No phone calls please.

Battle Creek, MI

Vice President, Place-Based Programs, 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 (WKKF), a leading national philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Place-Based Programs. 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. This work is grounded in WKKF’s multi-generational commitments to communities in its critical places – New Mexico, Michigan, Mississippi, New Orleans, Mexico, and Haiti. In partnership with these communities, WKKF seeks to bring the power of all of its resources – national and place-based learning and history, financial resources, relationships, and leadership and capacity building – to support the vision of a future in which every child thrives.

Reporting to the President & CEO as a senior member of the Executive Council with management responsibility for the Directors leading WKKF’s place-based work, the Vice President for Place-Based Programs leads, designs and implements strategic programming efforts to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in the foundation’s priority places. S/he/they will manage and model organizational vision, strategy, values, purpose, and culture, serving as coach and people developer, modeling agile leadership practices, and demonstrating WKKF’s commitment to racial equity, community engagement, and leadership. The Vice President will build strong and authentic relationships across the foundation and with national, state, and community leaders to support two-way learning that both helps to align and inform place-based philanthropic strategy to WKKF’s end goals and also elevates learning and voice from communities to the ongoing development of WKKF’s national portfolio and organizational journey. S/he/they will identify shared strategies and themes across the place-based work to advance effective policy change and align leaders across sectors to sustain the work of the foundation’s place-based teams.

The ideal candidate will be a distinguished and exceptional people leader with relevant field experience and a clear understanding and vision for how philanthropic resources can support effective systems, build capacity, and mobilize strength in communities. S/he/they will be an influencer, a collaborator, and a coach who is able to reach across lines of difference and seize upon opportunities for strengthening relationships, systems, and programs in support of the work. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required, with a master’s degree preferred.

How To Apply

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is being assisted in this search by Katherine Jacobs, Carolyn Ho, Cara Pearsall, and Julian Jackson of the national talent strategy firm, NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

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

DeLand, Florida

Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement, Stetson University

The Organization

Position Overview

Stetson University

Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement

Stetson University seeks inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement. Located in beautiful DeLand, Florida, Stetson University is the oldest private university in the state, recognized for providing its students with a superior liberal arts education and its profound commitment to student success and academic excellence. As a result, Stetson alumni and parents form a community that takes great ownership of, and is deeply committed to, the University and its future.

Stetson has seen a decade of growth, change and resource augmentation and now, under the new leadership of President Christopher Roellke, Ph.D., Stetson University stands ready to bring the kind of attention and make the investment needed to bring the development program to the level of the best contemporary development operations. In June 2019, Stetson completed a comprehensive campaign that exceeded its $200 million goal. With an energetic new president, Stetson has an opportunity to build on this success by engaging its alumni, friends and parents more fully in the life of the institution, as well as to immediately plan for continual and increased philanthropic activity and building the University’s endowment.

The new vice president will be dedicated to Stetson’s mission and values and will, in particular, be a champion for the liberal arts and strategic professional preparation. The vice president serves as the chief development officer for the University and advises the president and other senior-level leaders on all development matters. As a key member of the president’s senior leadership team, the vice president participates in strategic planning and works collaboratively with leadership across the institution to support key academic and University priorities, initiatives and opportunities. A superior ability to think strategically at the institutional, departmental and individual prospect levels is of the utmost importance. Stetson seeks a collaborative, forward-thinking and goal-oriented development leader with a robust track record as a major/principal gift fundraiser and manager of a sophisticated fundraising operation, who will play a leadership role in future comprehensive campaigns of considerable size and ambition. Additional information about the position, including a leadership profile can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

The University’s strong reputation for intellectual rigor and individualized attention provides a solid base for expanding its reach and further engaging its alumni and donor base. Stetson strives for a diverse and inclusive community and calls on an entire campus–student, faculty and staff–to shape that journey. Stetson seeks a vice president who has substantial leadership and management acumen and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and the ideal candidate will have successfully led or had a major leadership role in development or advancement programs for at least 10 years, with a substantial proportion of that experience in the service of one or more institutions of significant complexity and accomplishment. As would be expected, superior communication and relationship-building skills are required, with an advanced degree preferred. A facility with data and an approach that uses information technology to drive strategy is required. The vice president will be an inspirational team builder with the capacity for embedding development best practices within institutional values and aspirations. The successful candidate will serve as an encouraging manager and mentor capable of bringing further cohesion to a department of eager, committed and engaged development professionals.

The Stetson University community stands poised to build upon a long and successful history of uniting in support of the University’s goals. Its new vice president for development and alumni engagement will play a central role in leading the University to a new era of attainment and excellence.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. The search process is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacón Vance and Veena Abraham, J.D. at StetsonVPDAE@wittkieffer.com

How To Apply

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. The search process is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacón Vance and Veena Abraham, J.D. at StetsonVPDAE@wittkieffer.com

Denver, CO or Remote

Grants Director, Katz Amsterdam Foundation

The Organization

The Katz Amsterdam Foundation believes that emotional well-being is essential for people and communities to thrive. We strive to be a catalyst for eliminating the stigma of mental illness, increasing access to behavioral and mental healthcare and improving the quality of care for all.

Position Overview

The Katz Amsterdam Foundation is looking for our very first Grants Director to join our team.

Our foundation has spent our first few years striving to be a catalyst for eliminating the stigma of mental illness, increasing access to behavioral and mental healthcare and improving the quality of care for all.  We believe that emotional well-being is essential for people and communities to thrive.  Our focus for this work has been mountain resort communities, in some of the most iconic locations across North America.

We recognize that people and communities of color in this country are greatly impacted by systemic injustices which hinders their ability to recognize their full potential.  In response to this reality, our Foundation is launching a new strategic initiative to address racial and social injustice at a national level.

Our Grants Director will play a vital role in standing up this work.  We value teamwork and partnership in driving our mission and strategic priorities forward.  You’ll join a small but ambitious team who wants to add a teammate who is different than us and will complement our strengths.  We are looking beyond the right fit, to find the right person to move our mission forward.

Consider the following questions, you just might be the person we’re looking for.

  • Do you have a passion for helping people improve their mental and behavioral health?
  • Do you believe there are injustices against people of color in this country that need to be repaired?
  • Are you skilled at measuring and articulating the impact of the work organizations do?
  • Does communicating with your teammates and clients come easily to you?
  • Are you comfortable engaging with people from all sorts of cultural backgrounds?
  • Does writing come easy to you?
  • Are you able to synthesize lots of information into clear and condensed summaries?
  • Do you like working in start-up environments?
  • Are you motivated to take on new challenges?

While we value your educational and academic achievements, we want to focus on the great work experiences you’ve had in this field.  We need our Grants Director to be technically sound, innovative, and a strategic thinker, with multiple years of demonstrated experience in nonprofit grant management or foundation work.  Our Grants Director is expected to provide leadership for all grants made by the Katz Amsterdam Charitable Trust.

You’ll get to work with a variety of innovative nonprofits serving urban youth, advancing racial and social justice priorities and supporting behavioral health.

And one more thing, we are based in Colorado, but you don’t have to be.  We will support you if you want to work remotely, but there will be some travel involved.  You’ll get to visit some remarkable locations to engage with our stakeholders.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity to explore, then apply today and let’s explore together how we can help you become the person who excels in this role.

The Katz Amsterdam Foundation believes that long-standing systemic inequities in our culture continue to harm already marginalized populations in our country, especially people of color.  In order to begin to repair these injustices, we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do.  We strongly encourage applications from people of color.

How To Apply

To apply today, send your cover letter and resume to: info@katzamsterdam.org

Durham, NC or Washington, DC

Accounting Manager, Revenue, Managed Organizations Finance, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

About Arabella Advisors 

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

About Arabella’s Managed Organization’s Finance Team 

Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple nonprofit organizations, including the New Venture Fund, the Windward Fund, and the Hopewell Fund—all 501(c)(3) public charities—and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview. The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused-on conservation, global health and civic engagement.

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

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

Total Rewards (compensation and benefits)  

This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our base salaries are based on a blend of similar sized organizations from different sectors, including nonprofits, foundations, and professional service firms. They are also based on local market rates and differentiated by geography.

All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package on their first day of employment:

  • Health insurance- On average Arabella pays 86% of the medical premium, 80% of the dental premium, and 100% of the vision premium
  • Paid time off- 16 days’ vacation, 10 personal days, 11 company holidays (7 federal and 4 more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday), 20 hours’ volunteer leave, 8 weeks’ parental leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan- Arabella will match up to 4% of your contributions. There is no waiting or vesting period; all funds are yours to keep on day 1
  • Reimbursements for your personal cell phone plan and fitness
  • Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking
  • Bonus incentive opportunities
  • Access to professional development opportunities

Position Overview

An experienced finance professional who will provide leadership and oversight to the accounts receivable functions for Arabella’s multiple managed non-profit clients 

We are looking for an organized self-starter to support the full-cycle accounting procedures for several nonprofit projects that the firm manages. The right candidate must have a strong understanding of nonprofit accounting and tax practices, non-profit revenue standards, internal controls, and must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment.  We need you to be highly organized and have a demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously. Our accounts receivable team processes over 450 cash receipts a month. The work is fast-paced and mission-driven.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the revenue and accounts receivable “A/R” functions for Arabella’s managed nonprofits “MNPOs” to ensure activities are recognized in the correct fiscal period; captured timely and accurately
  • Evaluate grants, contributions, consultant contracts and other revenue generating activities for recognition in accordance with non-profit GAAP
  • Manage the reconciliation of A/R accounts on the statement of financial position and compile relevant annual schedules for entity financial reporting
  • Collaborate with Managed Organization Finance “MOFI” revenue teammates and Arabella “Corporate” Finance to apply workflow and technology-based solutions to streamline existing processes and to enhance controls and the quality and accuracy of financial data
  • Support the accounting management in timely, accurate monthly closing of the books and records
  • Work directly with Director and Senior Director of Managed Organizations Finance regarding personnel decision making for revenue business cycle
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate quality assurance activities, ensuring compliance with standards, laws, regulations and procedures. Recommends new and/or revised policies and procedures as needed
  • Draft technical accounting memos to document existing accounting positions and support/ justify the accounting capture of new or unique activities
  • Account for the receipt of government funds and track qualified spend against award parameters
  • Leads cross departmental and cross organizational teams, financial projects and planning activities as needed

General Accounting  

  • Review and approve accounting transactions and journal entries prepared by the revenue team
  • Assist in annual audits, including the compilation of financial statements
  • Draft technical accounting memos to document accounting positions
  • Support review of processes to drive efficiency and quality

Staff Management and Team Development 

  • Oversee the work of the revenue team to ensure compliance with established processes and controls
  • Establish, guide and review team metrics on a regular basis; examine trends and identify solutions
  • Support the development and mentorship of teammates by influencing and coaching others to reach their individual and project goals
  • Encourage and lead team learning activities, focused on the development of technical skills necessary to provide high quality service to a diverse portfolio of clients

To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience maintaining books with nonprofit organizations
  • Proficiency with accounting software, report design, and Excel
  • Experience with full-cycle GL and AR processes
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to oversee and advise on multiple complex projects, including encouraging workflow and work plan innovations, and ensuring deliverables are high-quality and meet clients’ needs
  • The ability to provide excellent service, including being able to effectively manage resources, create and implement enhancements across the firm to efficiently achieve service standards, and to coach junior teammates on how to address complex service challenges
  • The ability to coach colleagues in how to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and to handle high-level stakeholder challenges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex financial matters to non-financial personnel
  • The ability to help teams overcome collaboration challenges and promote compromise, inclusion, and openness; promote and lead activities that support an open, safe, and inclusive organization; understand the context in which we work and build critical cross-team connections; and share useful knowledge firm wide
  • The ability to regularly integrate learnings to improve team operations, to lead learning opportunities that enhance team performance, and to be a mentor to others
  • The ability to empower teammates to solve problems and provide guidance only when necessary; to solve complex challenges without clear owners or solutions by identifying innovative approaches; and to facilitating coordination with others and to coach colleagues in thinking through solutions
  • The ability to work within multi-functional teams

Other Highly Preferred Skills and Experience 

  • Experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management, or consulting
  • Experience with capture and spend of federal funding
  • Experience with Grant accounting and donor reporting
  • Certified Public Accountancy (CPA)
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics and SAP Concur
  • Experience with advocacy rules and regulations
  • Experience supervising staff

Working with Us 

While this position must be based in Durham, NC or Washington, DC, please note that due to COVID-19, all Arabella Advisors’ offices are closed, and we continue to temporarily work in a remote environment. We have a strong firm culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. Once our offices reopen it is our expectation that all staff will generally work from the office according to a schedule agreed upon with their supervisor. We will make reasonable accommodations under the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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

How to Apply 

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

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying.  We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and, except in rare circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis, all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position.

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

Erie, PA

President, The Erie Community Foundation

The Organization

The next leader of The Erie Community Foundation will join a rapidly growing, and widely respected, institution recognized as a key community leadership organization working collaboratively with others to transform the region.

In the past five years, the Foundation has averaged $21.3 million annually in new gifts and $19.9 million in annual grantmaking.  Recently, it worked closely with corporate and civic leadership to raise $27 million in start-up funding to transform the downtown area, while also strengthening adjacent neighborhoods.  It has led the effort to establish a community college, a center city Innovation District and the Magee-Women’s Research Institute in Erie, a $26 million medical research facility that represents a unique partnership of UPMC Hamot, a 423-bed hospital, and Penn State University, the Behrend Campus.

Position Overview

The Erie Community Foundation seeks a proven and visionary executive-level leader who demonstrates a strong ability to work collaboratively at all levels in the community, but especially including government, nonprofit and private sector leadership.  The ability to inspire confidence and trust, along with exceptional communications skills, are a must.

The successful candidate will likely be a self-starter who pursues, cultivates and enjoys building and maintaining strong and authentic donor and stakeholder relationships.  This person must be able to engender trust and empathy and relate to donors in a highly professional, honest and caring manner. His/her career has been noted by their ability to chart a path forward with exceptional interpersonal skills and a servant leadership style.

The ability to communicate exceptionally well in oral and written form is necessary for success in this position. As the key spokesperson for the Foundation, this person must be able to speak extemporaneously and appropriately on any number of subjects in a clear and transparent fashion in order to build trust and support.

The qualified candidate must demonstrate success in reaching out to the community, participating with people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and building rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and perceptions.  High integrity and sound judgment are essential to success in this role.

While a familiarity of the region and of Erie is a plus, it is not a requirement.  However, the ability to quickly understand the resources of the region and assimilate into the culture is a necessity.

Career experience in a top leadership position in a community foundation is highly desirable.  However, an understanding of the community foundation’s organizational and financial model is expected. Leading, growing and empowering the staff and a dedicated, committed Board are needed skills, as well.  Energy, natural optimism and the ability to be a good listener and a quick learner are important personal attributes.  A sense of humor and humility are also valued.

The ideal candidate will show a high level of participation in the life of the community in which he or she works by virtue of civic involvement, public service, volunteerism and club or social activities.  A Bachelor’s degree is required.  Advanced and continuing education/certification is preferred.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to the following link: https://bit.ly/3tLfBWA (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

Flexible

Climate Change Initiative Director, Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC

The Organization

ABOUT US

The climate threat is well-documented and has pernicious qualities that demand a rapid, forceful and highly strategic response. The dangers of climate change are governed by inexorable, physical facts — about carbon sources, accumulation, impacts and timing. Similarly, the solutions that work are clear, must be grounded in the math of CO2 emissions and delivered at speed and scale in the biggest countries. The key is smart public policy.

To pursue these solutions, Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC was established in 2012 as a clean energy and environmental policy firm to provide timely research and analysis on low-carbon energy policy options to policy makers, thought leaders and members of the media. In addition to conducting policy research, the organization also works with clients to facilitate philanthropic investments into technology and advocacy that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

A new flagship nonprofit project of the organization has identified some of the most important decisions worldwide, organized as unique initiatives, that can drive sharply lower carbon emissions over the next five years. Representing the largest near-term carbon abatement opportunities around the world, the cumulative impact of these initiatives is projected to save at least three billion tons of CO2e by 2050. Strong leadership and precision focus is crucial for success.

For each initiative, we are building and strengthening a talented, proven team and backing it up with whatever is needed to win: world-class technical advice, direct financial support, targeted communications, and/or public support. This project focuses on clean energy in the U.S. and abroad.

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY & KEY PRIORITIES

The Initiative Director joins a rapidly growing global team to lead an ambitious climate change campaign in the US, while building relationships and working with local leaders and advocates overseas.

Working with established partners who are already leading aspects of this effort, the Director will maintain these strong alliances while building new relationships with grassroots leaders in communities most impacted by climate injustice in the U.S. and abroad. This role is strategic and tactical, requiring continual evaluation of a dynamic initiative, solid planning and the ability to both anticipate and seize opportunities that may arise. Through grantmaking, grantee convenings and funder organizing, the initiative is designed to support a full spectrum of change tactics led by partners, from impact litigation and lobbying to community organizing and strategic communications. The initiative centers racial justice and equity and an economic transition strategy for affected workers, ensuring that these values and principles are reflected in the design, implementation and impact of the effort.

In addition to oversight of this initiative, the Director will serve on the organizational leadership team. Working in a highly collaborative environment, this team is responsible for strategic planning, organizational policy, learning and impact evaluation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy Development

  • In partnership with grantees and other aligned funders build a clear, concise, metric-driven campaign strategy to win.
  • Develop a research and communications agenda, consulting with relevant experts and advisors.
  • Identify the NGOs and partner organization grantees in the U.S. who can execute various components of the campaign strategy, ensuring that all partners have a deep understanding of how to win in each decision-making venue.
  • In collaboration with regional partners, assess the potential and the strategies to increase the adoption of clean energy worldwide.

Strategy Implementation – Grantmaking, Convening & Technical Assistance

  • Ensure that racial justice, equity and an economic transition strategy for affected workers are reflected in the design, implementation and impact of the initiative.
  • Develop portfolios of grants to implement the strategy.
  • Provide tailored technical assistance to grantees directly or with consultants.
  • Regularly convene partners to build relationships, track progress, lift up successes, expand, contract or phase down elements of the initiative as necessary.
  • Report to organizational leadership, other funding partners and grantee partners, without coloration, on progress, stalls and recommended course correction as necessary.

Thought Leadership & Team Management

  • Identify and manage consultants as needed.
  • Serve as a thought leader to the broader philanthropic and grantee community on the campaign strategy and grantmaking, which may include writing and public speaking.
  • Serve as a sounding board and resource for other initiative directors, sharing effective strategies and identifying opportunities for collaboration.

PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE 

The new Director is a skilled, creative and innovative climate change professional with well-honed strategic leadership skills and a track record of campaign success. The new Director has effective communications abilities and a disposition toward finding and driving solutions in a complicated arena. The window of time to execute this campaign creates an urgency that requires the Director to be a relationship-oriented subject matter expert with the ability to build trust and rapport quickly and drive ambitious goals using sophisticated strategies with diverse global stakeholders. The Director is an inspiring leader who motivates all stakeholders involved in the initiative to build resilience, celebrate progress and persevere in spite of obstacles.

The successful candidate is highly collaborative and understands the social, economic, institutional and other forces that could drive or inhibit smart climate and energy policy. The new Director must work equally effectively with diverse partners who represent politically and economically marginalized communities, state and federal lawmakers and policy experts, funders and philanthropic leaders. The Director understands coalition dynamics and the principles of community organizing and engages in policy advocacy at the local, state and federal levels around thorny political issues. The successful candidate is someone who possesses and continually enhances a keen understanding of which interventions and policies, worldwide, can deliver the most carbon abatement. This includes partnering with other policy experts and a small analytics team to ensure substantiated data and empirical evidence drive the work.

QUALIFICATIONS & CHARACTERISTICS

Core

  • Deep interest in, passion for and commitment to reducing the negative impacts of climate change, understanding what is at stake and ready to boldly tackle some of the most complex challenges facing humanity.
  • 10+ years of proven success in leading climate campaigns, influencing policy agendas and outcomes at local, state and national levels; an understanding of clean energy technologies and familiarity with U.S. politics and climate-related public policy.
  • Outstanding leadership and relationship-building skills with clarity of vision and a commitment to the highest levels of integrity, quality and collaboration.
  • Commitment to and ability to develop strategies grounded in the values of racial equity, justice and a just economic transition.
  • Highly collaborative work style with the ability to operate as a peer and thought partner to the Executive Director, other initiative directors and organizational leadership.
  • Political sophistication and strong policy analysis with the ability to communicate, work effectively with and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
  • Sets and achieves high-performance expectations that are motivating and results oriented.
  • Seeks out and delivers timely and direct feedback that contributes to the ongoing development of oneself and team members.
  • Promptly resolves problems through timely consultation in an environment of mutual respect.
  • Exceptional project management skills and high degree of emotional intelligence to support collaboration between and among diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify, develop strong relationships with and evaluate the progress of grantee partners in the US and overseas.
  • Ability to set clear priorities, keen analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills that enable sound decision making and ensure proper follow through while monitoring actions and results.
  • Eager to take on a wide variety of tasks and help with all aspects of a small company.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and be flexible in a fast-paced, constantly evolving and highly collaborative environment.
  • Collegial approach, excellent interpersonal skills and a sense of humor.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of climate and clean energy frameworks, relevant legislation, public policymaking/legislative and regulatory environments.
  • Legal background or competence to supervise the work of attorneys pursuing impact litigation strategies.
  • Background in grassroots organizing and understanding of the dynamics and principles of coalition-building.
  • Willingness and ability to travel post-COVID.
  • Undergraduate degree in one or more environmental policy-related fields, including public policy, environmental management, environmental science, international relations, sustainability, law, or sustainable finance. Advanced degree strongly preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT, SCHEDULE & TRAVEL

This is a full-time salaried position with comprehensive benefits. Because the team is located throughout the U.S., typical work hours vary to support strong collaboration with colleagues in different time zones. The role is currently remote, and the organization will provide the equipment and supplies necessary to support remote work. Post-COVID, the location of the Director is flexible, while occasional travel in the U.S. will be necessary. Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The organization values diversity in all its forms and is committed to an inclusive and transparent recruitment process. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, religion, creed, disability (actual or perceived), medical condition including genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic partnership status, citizenship, military service, height, weight, HIV/AIDS status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 

This position offers a competitive salary, informed by the geographic region of the successful candidate and commensurate with experience, plus a competitive benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid time off and holidays and access to professional development resources.

How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Initiative Director” to cathy@energyinnovation.org by Monday, April 26, 2021. All applications are held in strict confidence. Candidate review begins immediately  Monday, April 26, 2021. All applications are held in strict confidence. Candidate review begins immediately.

La Jolla, CA

Vice President, External Relations, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Organization

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world’s preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused on both discovery and mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.

Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.

Position Overview

Reporting to the President and serving as an integral member of the executive leadership team, the Vice President, External Relations (VP-ER) is responsible for the strategic vision and leadership of the development function, as well as all internal and external events at the Salk Institute. In close collaboration with the President, executive team colleagues, faculty, Board of Trustees, and other important stakeholders, this strategic development professional will further advance a robust, sustainable external relations operation and expand philanthropic capacity in anticipation of ongoing major fundraising campaigns and other innovations. Having successfully completed Salk’s first major fundraising campaign to support scientific research, which secured $360 million in 2015, Salk is now in the quiet phase of a $500 million campaign to build the financial and scientific resources necessary to move Salk into the future.

In the last decade, with an investment of resources and support from leadership, Salk’s external relations program experienced dramatic growth, a heightened level of professionalization, and a strong adherence to industry best-practices. This is evidenced by Salk’s earning the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator for strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Receiving the highest ranking for nine consecutive years puts Salk in a rare group of nonprofits, as only three percent of the roughly 10,000 nonprofits evaluated have achieved that status.

The VP-ER will have substantial executive-level leadership and management experience and a proven track record of frontline major- and principal-gift donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship in scientific, biomedical, higher-education or other non-profit research institutions. In addition, the VP-ER will demonstrate an understanding of and genuine passion for basic biological research. The VP-ER must be collaborative and politically savvy. A results-oriented professional with proven innovative and strategic leadership is also is critical to the success of this role.

Position Summary

 The VP-ER is responsible for providing strategic vision and skilled leadership of all aspects of private philanthropy and development, building a culture of collaboration, high achievement, and accountability that fosters strong relationships among team members and with researchers and colleagues across the Institute. In collaboration with executive team colleagues, the VP-ER will assess the Institute’s fundraising potential and current development operation, crafting a sophisticated multi-year strategy to substantially expand philanthropic support (including significantly increasing current annual donations of approximately $40 million) and reinforce a high- performing, sustainable development enterprise that supports the Institute’s priorities and advances its mission. The VP-ER will oversee an annual budget in excess of $6.0 million as well as staff in the following areas: major gifts; annual and planned giving; corporate and foundation giving; donor relations and stewardship; development information services; development operations; and benefactor relations. The VP-ER may also oversee staff in communications and public relations. This position will be keenly focused on developing pipelines for attracting six, seven and eight figure gifts to Salk.

While the Vice President will have primary responsibility for fundraising success, leading new levels of engagement with current and prospective donors, and strategically advancing the culture of philanthropy across the institution, the Vice President may also have responsibility for directing Salk’s external and internal communications team. These responsibilities will be determined commensurate with demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  •  Partner with the President to support key fundraising activities; utilize the President’s time effectively as Salk’s chief fundraiser; strategize about how to identify, engage, cultivate and solicit new donors.
  • In collaboration with senior leadership, successfully execute a multi-year fundraising strategy, to include a major fundraising campaign.
  • Serve as member of Salk’s Executive Leadership Team.
  • Provide appropriate qualitative and quantitative progress reports.
  • Develop and maintain close, effective working relationships with senior colleagues, academic leadership, key faculty, staff, the Board of Trustees and other stakeholders.
  • Partner with and support the fundraising activities of trustees and senior leadership, ensuring they are well briefed and their time spent is highly productive and personally rewarding.
  • Engage key scientists in the fundraising process, providing direction and professional insight; facilitate meaningful relationships between potential donors and scientists; ensure that faculty members receive appropriate staff support and that all donor and prospect outreach is carefully coordinated.
  • Act as a team player with colleagues across the Institute, particularly in finance, technology transfer and other key areas closely involved with development efforts; be responsive to the needs and concerns of colleagues.
  • Serve as liaison to the Board of Trustees Development Committee, preparing agendas and reports and implementing special projects. Sit on the Board’s Finance and Governance Committees.

Program Oversight

  •  Lead a high-performing, effective operation that reflects the same standards of quality and excellence that guide and motivate Salk’s research staff; optimize and strengthen processes, systems, and infrastructure.
  • Deepen alliances with existing donors; launch systematic initiatives to identify new individual and institutional donors capable of making significant contributions; create a robust pipeline of major- and principal-gift prospects that will provide a long-term, sustainable source of funding for Salk.
  • Direct planning and execution of high-visibility donor events, such as Symphony at Salk.
  • Provide leadership in identifying and using new technologies and initiatives for electronic and mail gift solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship.
  • Ensure that donors are engaged and stewarded in a personally meaningful way.

Staff Leadership & Management

  • Directly supervise Senior Directors in the areas of Foundation Relations, External Relations Administration, Principal Gifts / Cancer Center, Principal gifts / Harnessing Plants Initiative, Planned Giving and Development Communications.
  • Empower and inspire staff through transparent communication; ensure that each individual understands their role within the context of Institute-wide priorities.
  • Foster a service- and achievement-oriented culture of excellence that rewards success and new ideas, builds confidence, strengthens team cohesion, and welcomes constructive input and feedback.
  • Implement best practices; set clear and quantifiable performance metrics that identify areas for staff growth; hold staff accountable and provide feedback and guidance; coach underperforming staff as necessary.
  • Recruit, hire, train and mentor new staff; provide regular opportunities for professional learning and growth; create a succession plan and clear career paths.
  • Manage and/or lead professional and administrative support staff; ensure that the teams are organized and staffed appropriately and are well prepared to meet the ongoing and future challenges and aspirations of the Institute.
  • Lead frontline fundraising staff by example, demonstrating effective fundraising techniques and working directly with staff in developing and executing effective donor strategies.
  • Plan and manage the operational budgets based on department strategies in alignment with Institute goals.

Fundraising

  •  Develop and maintain a select portfolio of high-level donors, personally cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding them; actively engage and interact with all members of the Salk community.
  • Develop a keen understanding of the scientific research conducted at Salk and its funding priorities; compellingly articulate funding priorities to current and prospective donors.
  • Appropriately engage academic partners in key prospect activities.
  • Ensure successful achievement of fundraising goals for each development unit on the team.

Communications (dependent on qualifications)

  •  Oversee and provide strategic direction to a communications office that provides both internal and external communications services including branding and messaging for the Institute, website and digital communications, publications, media relations, and multimedia resources.
  • Oversee communications and media relations programs to optimize effectiveness of outreach, awareness and donor conversations.
  • Increase the visibility of Salk’s research across key stakeholder audiences.
  • Assist the President in planning and carrying out executive communication.
  • Develop and execute crisis communication plans.
  • Create marketing/public relations strategy that will allow Salk leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key influencers.
  • Collaborate with Executive Team and other Salk colleagues to identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the Institute. Work with leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies for support.

Qualifications

  •  Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible frontline experience in individual fundraising in a non-profit setting; substantial fundraising and managerial experience in academic, medical, scientific research or higher-education institutions recognized for excellence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing equity and inclusion in science in a collaborative working and learning environment. Proven success in promoting equity and inclusion in the workforce and continual achievement of inclusive excellence.
  • Commitment to the highest levels of integrity and ethics; passionate about and able to compellingly articulate Salk’s mission.
  • Extensive national network of philanthropists and foundations and a demonstrated history of raising six, seven and eight figure gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide appropriate and timely oral and reports and to achieve objectives in a focused, timely manner.
  • A thirst for and understanding of meaningful data, paired with keen analytic skills; ability to think strategically, critically, and creatively; proven success driving a strategic planning process and executing sustainable programs.
  • Ability to effectively advance and defend ideas and programs in an environment that respects conviction but demands intellectual and analytical rigor; a love of intellectual exchange and lively dialogue.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in significantly growing and leading a large existing development program such that the increased philanthropic support is transformative for an organization; success in increasing the effectiveness of a development program and staff through established objectives and performance standards.
  • Supportive and accessible management style that brings out the best in staff and fosters pride, ownership, and a sense of team effort; able to lead and motivate a diverse staff and foster growth and change in others.
  • A keen eye for operational efficiency and optimal use of resources; ability to develop, monitor, and tightly manage a budget.
  • Superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to understand and translate academic, technical and research information for all audiences.
  • Depth of knowledge in all key areas of development; demonstrated ability to plan, manage and successfully close a comprehensive campaign.
  • A track record of resourcefulness, tenacity, and creative problem solving; proven effectiveness in a dynamic, ambiguous environment.
  • Proven ability to inspire and encourage leadership, the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff to embrace a culture of philanthropy and achieve fundraising goals and objectives.
  • An optimistic outlook, entrepreneurial spirit, and strong work ethic; an outgoing nature and unaffected style; willingness to pitch in wherever necessary to get the job done.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, and travel to meet with prospective and/or donors.
  • Successful writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or a comparable combination of education, training and experience required.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and to considering all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other non-job related characteristic.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

How To Apply

Please use link below to apply for the position:

https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SAL1013SIBS/JobBoard/d9b57f2c-5146-4473-81d4-daf8a634510a/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=c190320f-e2d3-482e-b56a-d0258830a485

Applicants should submit a current resume and letter of interest. Applications will be accepted until position is closed. 

Los Altos, CA

Senior Advisor for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a $7.4 billion family foundation, supports organizations that focus on environmental stewardship and sustainability; reproductive health; children, families and communities; nonprofit organizational effectiveness; and continues to have a commitment to giving in its local community. The Foundation also has a long-standing mission-related investment program, which was pioneering at its inception and remains robust to this day.

Position Overview

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

How To Apply

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/DLPF_SA_PD.pdf  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Los Altos, CA

Program Assistant, Limited Term, David and Lucille Packard Foundation

The Organization

About the David and Lucile Packard Foundation:

The Packard Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children, families, and communities—and restoring and protecting our planet. Guided by the principles of our founders, we think big and serve with humility.

Our grantees are making positive change all over the world and in our own backyard. We are known for our work protecting the climate, oceans, and land and for advancing reproductive health and rights. We also work hard to ensure that all children and families have what they need to succeed. Our capacity-building projects help non-profit leaders build more powerful and impactful organizations and movements.

People join the Packard Foundation because they believe in our mission. They stay for the community of talented and thoughtful colleagues who care deeply about making a meaningful impact. Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is central to all our endeavors. We are committed to continually improving our efforts to lift up diverse voices, to advocate for justice and to foster inclusivity — both within the Foundation and in our grantmaking.

The organization lives the values it supports. Our green headquarters is net zero energy and LEED® Platinum. Our bathrooms are gender neutral. Employees get a full week of paid time each year to volunteer with a non-profit of their choice. The Foundation also has a generous donation matching program for staff.

There is much work to do in the world and our local communities. At the Packard Foundation, we are committed to doing it with the highest levels of integrity, effectiveness and caring.

To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.packard.org.

Position Overview

About the Department:

The Grantmaking Process Team ensures the Foundation’s end-to-end grantmaking process, systems, and data are continually optimized to support the Foundation’s goals, grantees, and partners today and in the future. This position will reside with the Grantmaking Process team but will provide support across the various grantmaking departments in the Foundation at different times.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Limited Term Program Assistant to join our team to support programs across the Foundation. This includes providing general administrative support and specific support for grantee proposal documents.

This is an ideal opportunity for you if you are early in your career and want to gain experience in the nonprofit sector OR you have work experience but want to transition into the nonprofit sector. We are looking for candidates who are mission driven, flexible, detail-oriented, have excellent time management capabilities, and demonstrated skills to work effectively with others. You should enjoy a variety of work and have the desire to contribute to the work of the Foundation and its grantees.

This is a limited term position (no more than 2 years) and will help build your resume for a role in the nonprofit space. You will report to the Grantmaking Process and Training Manager. Initially the role may start remotely but you will be required to work onsite at the Foundation offices in downtown Los Altos, California once the Foundation offices reopen.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with grantee proposal documents (reviewing for completeness, organizing, and maintaining)
  • Compose and/or proofread general correspondence, memos, summaries of grantee proposal documents, and other documents, as needed
  • Assist with tracking grantee report deadlines and reviewing reports as needed
  • Organize, schedule, and take notes at meetings
  • Update team documents and file documents stored in a web-based system
  • Support grantmaking teams in the review process of the grant portfolio from proposal invitation through post award
  • Work in an inclusive manner with integrity, sensitivity and respect for others
  • Assist in other administrative projects across the Foundation, special events, and Foundation-hosted meetings as needed

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively utilize technology, with proficient computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a variety of tasks
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member across multiple teams
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to multi-task
  • Highly organized and efficient
  • Ability to exercise judgment in responding to phone calls and email, and in handling confidential information
  • Experience working or connecting with diverse communities
  • Ability to work effectively remotely until the Foundation offices reopen

Experience

Ideal candidates will have 1-2 years’ experience working in an administrative support position. Nonprofit knowledge / experience as a volunteer, or recipient is helpful.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a limited term, full-time non-exempt position. Compensation will be commensurate with related work experience and education.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation offers excellent benefits for eligible employees. Current benefits include: medical (HMO and HDHPs), dental and vision coverage; 15% employer contribution to employee retirement plan; life insurance, disability insurance, vacation and sick leave; an adoption benefit; fertility benefit; a financial wellness program; health advocacy services, paid time off to volunteer for nonprofit organizations; matching grants for employee contributions to tax exempt organizations; commute assistance; and tuition assistance.

To Apply:

To apply, go to the Packard Foundation Careers page. Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the Packard Foundation’s mission and programs.

Principal applicants only — Candidates whose qualifications most closely fit the criteria for the job will be contacted — No phone inquiries, please

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.

The Foundation uses an outside firm to check the accuracy of information supplied by applicants who are extended an offer of employment.

Los Angeles, CA

Director of Communications, Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

The Organization

About the Levitt Foundation

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation exists to strengthen social fabric of America. We’re a national social impact funder that partners with nonprofits to build thriving, more connected communities through the power of free, live music. We realize our mission of community through music through two core programs: the permanent Levitt venue program and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, an annual grants competition. In 2019, more than 550 free outdoor Levitt concerts took place in 26 towns and cities across America, bringing joy to more than 750,000 people of all ages and backgrounds. In 2020 and 2021, permanent Levitt venues and Levitt AMP concert sites nationwide have innovated to uplift, connect and inspire their communities in new ways—from virtual concerts and online songwriting camps to drive-in and pop-up concerts, to a return to in-person live concerts this summer.

The Levitt Foundation is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) throughout our organization and all aspects of our work, recognizing this commitment as essential to realizing the Levitt mission. We value having a team with a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, and skills so our approach to grantmaking is well-rounded and the connection with our team members and the communities we support is authentic. We strive to create a positive working culture through professional development opportunities, employee recognition, and team-building events and activities. We focus on creating a working environment that promotes collaboration and fairness. Our commitment to EDI fosters a culture where team members can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We believe in the value of every individual and encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity. To learn more about the national Levitt network and the Levitt Foundation, visit levitt.org.

Position Overview

Position Title: Director of Communications
Reports to: Deputy Director
Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA; currently remote
Time Commitment: Full-time
Announcement Date: March 18, 2021
Applications Due: Open until filled
Compensation: $7,700 – $8,700/month; commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Director of Communications develops and implements comprehensive communications strategies to build national visibility for the Levitt Foundation and the national network of permanent Levitt music venues and Levitt AMP concert sites. This position is responsible for a broad spectrum of the organization’s internal and external communications, including, but not limited to, media and public relations, brand management and social media. The Director of Communications manages a variety of communications vehicles (print, web, social media and film) to support Levitt programs and advance the vision, mission and core values of the Levitt Foundation, creates movement messaging for the field and develops metrics to track the effectiveness of communications initiatives and activities. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Deputy Director. 

Responsibilities

  • Strategize and develop overall communications efforts, campaigns, content through lines, etc., in partnership with Foundation senior leadership and Levitt network
  • Stay current on topics relevant to Levitt’s mission and core values, case for support and position in the field: arts grantmaking, third spaces, creative placemaking, arts accessibility, designing livable communities, music, EDI, etc.
  • Supervise two full-time Communications team members (Senior Communications Manager and Digital Communications Associate) and an Intern/Fellow, reviewing their work and providing feedback on a timely basis
  • Conceptualize and author values- and mission-driven content for communications and collateral materials, including, but not limited to, brochures, eblasts, one sheets and grantee toolkits; oversee production and manage graphic designers, printers and other vendors
  • In partnership with Deputy Director, oversee the dynamic Levitt Foundation website; write/edit website content, integrate multimedia and interactive content, manage ongoing updates, and ensure new and consistent information that integrates values-driven messaging and content is posted regularly
  • Oversee management of Levitt AMP microsite and ensure smooth transition from application to public voting site each phase of the grant cycle; support the development of inclusive and accessible voting options
  • Support cohesiveness of MMLF website across platforms
  • Develop communications resources for the Levitt network
  • Direct comprehensive social media strategy and multipronged online presence, including approving daily social media posts created by the Digital Communications Associate; management of recurring social campaigns and the Levitt national blog; develop engaging content that leads to measurable results; manage online and social media advertising
  • Manage #musicmoves hashtag campaign through eblasts, social media, website and selection of winners; develop and manage future campaigns
  • Develop content, oversee design and manage distribution of The Levitt Effect e-newsletter
  • Oversee messaging, design, collateral materials and media partnerships for the Levitt National Tour, coordinating with artist management and Friends of Levitt partners to maximize promotional opportunities and audience engagement
  • Develop media plans and work in partnership with Deputy Director to facilitate effective PR campaigns to support national initiatives, as measured by media placements and audience impressions
  • Proactively seek media attention in partnership with Deputy Director
  • Negotiate and manage media partnerships; manage media relations; write press releases and ad copy; oversee design of ads
  • Develop concepts for and manage all aspects of production of multimedia content, including videos created in-house and film projects in collaboration with contracted film crew in partnership with Foundation senior leadership and the Levitt network
  • Oversee and analyze metrics provided by the Digital Communications Associate to assess the effectiveness of communications initiatives and activities; provide quarterly reports to Foundation senior leadership
  • In partnership with Senior Communications Manager, identify and secure speaking opportunities to elevate the Foundation’s visibility; assist with developing effective presentations
  • Identify and submit proposals for awards, recognitions and honors for the Levitt Foundation and organization’s leadership
  • Help develop talking points and ongoing media training to organization representatives to ensure confidence and knowledge in delivering consistent messages of the Foundation, Levitt programs, and the Levitt mission and core values during interviews and at events and in the field
  • Oversee Senior Communications Manager’s management of the email database, photo library, and artist database
  • Oversee Senior Communications Manager’s management of media tracking
  • Manage relationships with communications, public relations, and marketing agencies
  • Serve as brand steward to ensure all communications efforts maintain brand integrity and consistent messaging that is values driven
  • Serve as a Levitt ambassador, and at times as a spokesperson, at events on occasional nights and weekends, including but not limited to, benefits, concerts, conferences and Levitt events
  • Occasional travel to conduct grantee site visits and attend conferences pertinent to the Foundation and field (average 3-5 trips annually)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in a professional communications setting, ideally in-house
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including superior editing and proofreading skills
  • Gifted storyteller, with the ability to craft clear and engaging narratives for multiple audiences
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent creative skills as displayed through previous projects
  • Keen eye for design and art direction
  • Supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, Keynote, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Demonstrated commitment to mission-driven work in the arts, creative placemaking, arts for social impact, equitable civic revitalization, or a related field
  • Genuine passion for music and ability to write about artists and various music genres
  • Experience working in the philanthropic sector is preferred, but not required
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities
  • Highly motivated individual who also excels in a collaborative setting

How To Apply

Application Submission

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to search@levitt.org, including “Levitt Foundation Director of Communications” in the subject line.

The Levitt Foundation offers a dynamic work environment and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), and other benefits. EEO/AAW employer.

Menlo Park, CA

Performing Arts Fellow, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, seeks a Fellow for its Performing Arts Program. This is a three-year term position.

About the Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, the foundation has supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, and make the philanthropy sector more effective. The foundation’s assets are more than $9 billion, with annual awards of grants and gifts totaling over $400 million. A 14-member board of directors provides overall direction for the foundation. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation, please visit www.hewlett.org.

About the Performing Arts Program

The Performing Arts Program makes grants to ensure people and communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area are able to engage in artistic experiences that bring joy and meaning to their lives. Our grantmaking embraces a wide range of aesthetic and artistic practices in the areas of dance, media, music, theater, spoken word, and cultural arts. The Program supports a portfolio of roughly 240 organizations with an annual grantmaking budget of approximately $19 million. In addition, it manages the Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions, a five-year initiative in honor the Hewlett Foundation’s 50th anniversary, that supports the creation and premiere of exceptional works of performance.

The Program is comprised of six staff, complemented by staff from the foundation’s communications, grants management, and legal departments. Additional information about the Program is available at https://hewlett.org/programs/performing-arts/.

Position Overview

About the Fellowship

This fellowship is a three-year term position. A Hewlett Foundation Fellowship allows an individual to enrich their understanding of philanthropy and of specific subject matter by engaging in all phases of program development and grantmaking. Fellows work closely with program staff to help implement projects and conduct ongoing grantmaking activities.

Within the Performing Arts Program, the Fellow will help implement the recently refreshed strategy. This will entail both assisting with and managing projects to update the Program’s strategies in light of the host of changes facing the region and the arts sector. In close consultation with program staff, the Fellow will conduct research; communicate and engage with foundation staff, grantees, and external partners; and participate in critical thinking, writing, and analysis. The Fellow also will support the Performing Arts Program’s grantmaking activities and other Program needs that may arise, such as Program retreats and grantee convenings, including content creation. The Fellow will report directly to one of three Performing Arts Program Officers.

Please note: while there may be opportunities to return to the Hewlett Foundation later in their career, Fellows are ineligible to apply for posted foundation positions or transition into other roles at the foundation during their 36-month term as well as for a period of one year following the conclusion of the term.

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated competency to effectively work with diverse stakeholders, including rural communities, people with disabilities, LGBTQI communities, low-income people, and communities of color.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to synthesize and communicate ideas and critical analysis.
  • Excellent time management, project management, and organizational skills. Adept at thoughtfully approaching assigned projects.
  • Intention to pursue further studies, training, or professional experience in fields related to the Program’s interests at the conclusion of the fellowship.
  • Ability to participate as part of a team and contribute to a collegial work environment; open to sharing ideas and receiving feedback.
  • Knowledge of the arts and culture in the San Francisco Bay Area is preferred.
  • Personal integrity, excellent judgment, and flexibility.
  • Adept with technology tools and applications, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated interest and two to five years of work experience in the arts.
  • An undergraduate degree is required; a relevant master’s degree or equivalent professional experience is a plus.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time and to travel via various modes of transportation for extended periods of time. The primary location of this position is the Hewlett Foundation’s offices in Menlo Park, CA. The foundation employees are currently working remotely through June 2021. When we do return to the office it will begin with a phased, and voluntary approach.

How to Apply

Please apply online and submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your skills fit this position here: https://hewlett.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/4a386357-f02d-35bc-e8f3-3a4940f177df/apply?source=1494752-CS-31999

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation embraces the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally, in our hiring process and organizational culture, and externally, in our grantmaking and related practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

Menlo Park, California

Education Program Officers (2), William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization

Position Overview
Education Program Officers (2)
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Menlo Park, California

THE SEARCH

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation seeks two collaborative, creative, equity-focused, outcomes-oriented leaders to serve as Program Officers in its Education Program. As key members of the foundation’s Education team, these new Program Officers will engage in grantmaking within the K-12 Teaching and Learning and Open Education portfolios; will partner effectively and build and maintain strong relationships with grantees; and will monitor the progress of the program’s two strategies. They will also be deeply engaged in national conversations regarding educational equity and improvement and will prioritize the sharing of best practices related to impact, sustainability, and scalability with the field writ large.

Reporting to the Education Program’s Director, Kent McGuire, the Program Officers will work closely with a dedicated and dynamic team of colleagues to advance the Program’s overarching goal of ensuring that every student–no matter where they live or what they look like–has access to high quality teaching and learning opportunities that empower and equip them to become an engaged and thriving participant in society. The team is committed to listening carefully to what students are telling us, regarding both their current school environment, and the types of experiences they believe are most likely to prepare them to be engaged citizens. Beyond mastery of core content, students’ ability to work from primary sources in grappling with current issues, listen empathetically to others, engage in debate with those holding opposing views, and work collaboratively to solve problems exemplify Hewlett’s commitment to deeper learning. The program pursues this commitment by working within the education system, supporting teachers and administrators in their efforts to create transformative learning opportunities for their students, and by working with and in communities to give expression to what they want their children to know and be able to do.

Successful candidates will exhibit a passion for the team’s vision of teaching and learning. They will provide thought leadership around this vision and bring a strong desire to enact this vision through grantmaking and associated grants management efforts. They will also bring a keen understanding of education systems and best practices for their improvement, a strong commitment to public education, exceptional skills in working and communicating effectively with others, and a deep commitment to addressing issues of equity and diversity in education today.

How To Apply

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be sent in confidence via the Isaacson, Miller website: www.imsearch.com/7870:

Ericka Miller, Partner

Martens Roc, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller www.imsearch.com/7870

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation embraces the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally, in our hiring process and organizational culture, and externally, in our grantmaking and related practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

Minneapolis, MN

Accountant, McKnight Foundation

The Organization

The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Established in 1953, the McKnight Foundation is deeply committed to advancing climate solutions in the Midwest; building an equitable and inclusive Minnesota; and supporting the arts in Minnesota, neuroscience, and international crop research.

POSITION SUMMARY

The McKnight Foundation seeks an experienced Accountant. The successful candidate will maintain the Foundation’s financial records in a manner consistent with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and best practices. This position is responsible for accounts payable and related tax filings, contract management, general accounting, supporting financial reporting, and supporting the annual audits, budget, and tax filings.  This position serves as a backup as needed for the Junior Accountant.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This position is an individual contributor role and will report to the Finance Manager.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounts Payable Management

  • Process and verify incoming banking instructions, create and modify vendor information, and file.
  • Process invoices in the accounts payable system, including accuracy verification, coding, approval, and filing. Ensure timely payment of invoices.
  • Generate and send payment transmittal notifications for administrative payments
  • Monitor for payment failures and Notice of Change received from bank, failed wires, and physical check returns—inform staff members as needed and resolve promptly.
  • Reconcile GL accounts related to accounts payable. Reconcile statements received by vendors in coordination with staff members, respond to information requests, and research and resolve issues.
  • Coordinate year-end cutoff process and communication.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline accounts payable process and team with IT, finance team, and others to implement. Provide analysis and metrics of expenses and accounts payable, as requested.

Contract Management 

  • Verify executed administrative contracts for completeness, assign contract number, and file.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on vendor contracts, including fees/expenses paid life-to-date under each contract. Follow-up with staff members as necessary.
  • Field staff members’ questions and provide staff training on the contract management process.

Audit & Tax-Related Duties

  • Collect, review and file necessary tax forms from vendors, e.g., W8, W9, etc. Provide support as needed to staff members and external parties.
  • Prepare, review, and coordinate filing of vendor-related annual tax forms (1099/1096 and 1042/1042S).
  • Prepare audit work papers, footnotes, and support preparation of functional expense statement/analysis.

Grant Accounting

  • Reconcile grants in accounting software (GL) to Blackbaud and Board/Committee minutes.
  • Perform conditional grant accounting in coordination with non-finance staff members.
  • Maintain relationship with Grants & Information Management staff.

General Accounting Functions, Reporting, and Special Projects

  • Prepare and distribute monthly budget management and fringe-benefit reports. Field staff members’ questions and prepare reclassification journal entries as appropriate. Create ad-hoc financial reports as needed.
  • Perform prepaid asset accounting and benefits accounting and reconcile bank accounts.
  • Assist with special short- and long-term projects that arise during the course of business.
  • Ensure that the Finance team complies with the Foundation’s document retention policy.
  • Serve as primary liaison with IT/others to troubleshoot accounting software integration failures.
  • Serve as backup to the Junior Accountant. Serve as backup to the Senior Accountant for select tasks.

Fixed Asset and Lease Accounting

  • Record fixed asset activity, perform reconciliation, and prepare depreciation projections.
  • Track and record leases and ensure appropriately recorded in the general ledger.
  • Conduct a triennial physical inventory of fixed assets with IT and Facilities.

Team and Foundation Contributions

  • Contribute to the development and execution of the accounting team’s annual work plan.
  • Create and maintain clear instructions and information for primary job duties and, as applicable, organizational-wide instructions, on-boarding, and training.
  • Keep up-to-date on guidelines and regulations impacting primary job duties. Coordinate implementation of new standards.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, retreats, DEI sessions, and other Foundation-wide meetings.
  • Participate in cross-functional workgroups, as appropriate.
  • Liaise with identified program team and participate in local site visits annually.

CORE COMPETENCIES

All McKnight employees are expected to display the following attributes: 

  • Strategic mindset
  • Communicates effectively
  • Instills trust
  • Drives results
  • Manages complexity
  • Builds networks
  • Collaborates effectively
  • Models resiliency

Position Specific Competencies: 

  • Action-oriented, Plans and Aligns, Customer Focus, Optimizes Work Processes

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is typically performed in an office work environment but includes bending, stooping, and kneeling for filing.
  • Regular operation of standard office machines (computer, copier, and fax) is required.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends required.
  • Minimal business travel is anticipated.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred, in accounting or finance and a minimum of three years related full-time professional work experience in a foundation, nonprofit, or government organization with two or more years of experience managing accounts payable; in lieu of a degree, we will accept candidates with a combination of experience and training equivalent to satisfying the requirements above.
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit or foundation accounting with an understanding of GAAP.
  • Skilled at organizing tasks, managing time, and prioritizing projects.
  • Ability to manage heavy load of highly-detailed work with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to adhere to high standards of accuracy and to exhibit a strong attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to communicate professionally and effectively and work collaboratively, with a customer service focus, both internally and externally.
  • Skilled at recognizing inefficiencies and identifying and driving process improvements.
  • Ability to work with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office—Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel, including proficiency using advanced formulas, tables and formatting, advance charting, pivot table and pivot reporting, and VBA and macros.
  • Proficiency in Sage Intacct or comparable accounting software.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The McKnight Foundation provides a competitive compensation package. Benefits include health, dental, life, and disability insurance; generous paid time off; contribution to a retirement plan; matching charitable gifts program; and a flexible work environment. This opportunity is a full-time, exempt position based in Minneapolis. The salary range is $66,000–$70,000.

The McKnight Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

THE ORGANIZATION

The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Established in 1953, the McKnight Foundation is deeply committed to advancing climate solutions in the Midwest; building an equitable and inclusive Minnesota; and supporting the arts in Minnesota, neuroscience, and international crop research.

McKnight works in partnership with communities across Minnesota, the Midwest, and internationally. Its diverse programs are united in a quest to improve our shared fate. The Foundation envisions a world that recognizes the dignity of every human being, a world where we celebrate the creativity of the arts and sciences and come together to protect our one and only Earth.

Learn more about McKnight.

TO APPLY

Click here to apply

This position will close Tuesday, April 12 at 5 p.m. central daylight time.

Naperville, IL

Chief Financial Officer, 360 Youth Services

The Organization

About 360 Youth Services: 360 is a powerful organization joined together by a shared commitment to change lives and inspire hope. By strengthening emotional skills, reducing youth access to and use of alcohol and other drugs, and ending the experience of homelessness, 360 works passionately in our pursuit to help children, teens and young adults experience their full potential.

ORGANIZATIONAL VALUES:

Our values unite us as an organization. They are the anchors that steer our behavior, interactions with each other, and provide a guide for decision-making.

•       Compassionate: We wholeheartedly care for and listen to others.

•       Empowering: We nurture potential, build on strengths, and inspire hope for a brighter future.

•       Inclusive: We accept others completely as they are.

•       Affirming: We encourage and celebrate personal identity.

•       Respectful: We hear people where they are and are willing to work on judgments we may have towards others while treating people with the highest regard.

•       Authentic: We are truthful and transparent in what we say and do.

360 Youth Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants of color and those who identify as LGBTQ+ are highly encouraged to apply.  Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, age, FMLA status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state or local statues.

For more information about 360 Youth Services visit our website at:   www.360youthservices.org

Position Overview

Chief Financial Officer

360 Youth Services, a non-profit agency transforming the lives of youth for almost 50 years, is looking to hire a Chief Financial Officer to lead the financial, administrative, IT, and human resource functions for the organization.

Our ideal candidate can manage a variety of financial and administrative tasks, simultaneously. The individual is equally comfortable meeting with the Board of Directors as explaining a balance sheet to a staff member. The right applicant successfully manages both the big picture and day-to-day financial operations while working as a part of a small team. The person will have experience outlining, designing, and implementing the infrastructure and systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five years. With a history of increasing demand and not enough services in our community, our goal is to triple the size of the organization in the next 5 years through both organic and inorganic growth. Looking for someone who is excited about building both a department and a culture of financial literacy.

This is a full-time (40 hours/week) executive position, exempts and reports directly to the CEO, As a department head, the Chief Financial officer is a member of the Senior Leadership Team who together are responsible for strategic decisions impacting the entire organization

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Financial Management

1.     Provide leadership to achieve financial and operational performance objectives including revenue growth, maximizing grant reimbursement, expense management, and overall efficiency measures.

2.     Provide leadership in strategic planning and growth opportunities by tracking important financial and operational KPIs, analyze trends and prepare financial models and cash flow planning.

3.     Working with the department heads, develop analytical processes and financial reports to help drive service line success.

4.      Review, approve and present monthly financial reporting materials for the CEO, Leadership Team, Board Finance Committee and Board of Directors.

5.     Oversee agency’s books and records, including procedures to ensure compliance with fiscal policies.

6.      Drives the organization’s financial planning overseeing budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow analysis and ensuring cash flow is appropriate for growing operations.

7.      Prepare all government contract budgeting, billing, and fiscal reporting ensuring the organization complies with allowable costs and other Uniform Guidance requirements.

8.      Staff liaison to the Board of Directors Finance Committee.

9.      Serve as primary point of contact to the agency’s independent accounting firm and lead financial response to annual financial audit and other state/regulatory audits, as necessary. audit and IRS 990.

10.  Stays up to date with financial accounting requirements and policies under Uniform Guidance.

Administrative Leadership and Management

1.      Serves as a key business partner to the CEO helping drive continuous quality improvement in the areas of finance, HR, payroll, benefits, risk management and IT with the goal of achieving our $10M vision and builds a team to support this growth.

2.      Build operational capacity and infrastructure by leveraging technology to automate systems and procedures.

3.      Centralize financial functions currently dispersed throughout the organization such as insurance billing, collection of co-pays, and fee for service billing.

4.      Provide leadership for overall strategy in all aspects of HR operations including professional development, succession planning, employee relations, recruitment and retention, training, HRIS, payroll, and benefits administration.

5.      Work with outsourced provider to develop and implement an IT plan.

Relationships:

1.      Reports to and works closely with the CEO.

2.      Oversee the accounting service that prepares AP, AR, Payroll, bank reconciliations, and monthly financial reporting.

3.      Supervises the full-time Administrative Assistant.

4.      Hires and supervises support staff as needed in the future.

Qualifications & Characteristics:

1.      Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Finance, Accounting, or relevant field.  Master’s degree and/or CPA preferred.

2.      Experience: 8 -10 years of professional experience including managing the finance and administration of a high growth division or small organization. Experience creating and driving the financial analytical framework for planning and managing change in an entrepreneurial organization.

3.    Able to work in both details as well as strategy. Able to translate and teach financial literacy to staff and board members.

4.      Competencies: Strong interpersonal and communication skills, flexible and creative thinking to maximize resources. Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and accounting. Capacity to be a thought partner with the CEO in solving complex business challenges.

5.      Technical: Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting including audit, compliance, and budgeting. Analytical thinker able to solve complex management issues. Technologically savvy, with experience developing and implementing new processes and systems that increased efficiency in a fast-moving environment.

6.      Social Skills: Must be a positive, engaging, open to feedback, collaborative team player with the ability to work independently and take initiative.

7.     Leadership: As a member of the Senior Leadership Team model these principles –

•     We value each other and authentic relationships.

•    We cultivate openness and vulnerability to challenge ideas not people. We remain engaged and honor healthy conflict. We hold ourselves and each other accountable.

•    We value all voices to inform decisions. We seek commitment not consensus.

8.      Mission-Driven: Reinforces 360’s mission and vision with the organization and the community.

9.      Collaboration: Advocates for inclusion and diversity. Initiates the development of relationships with partners and key community leaders. Inspires others to engage with and support 360.

10.    Personal Growth: Models adaptability, facilitates change, and an awareness of the impact of change. Demonstrates a hunger to maintain and learn skills.

Special Conditions:

1.      Position requires evening hours and weekends.

2.      Must have access to a vehicle daily, a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and proof of auto insurance.

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter with salary requirements and your resume to:
Joe McLennan, McLennan Partners
mclennan.partners@gmail.com

New York

Vice President, Programs, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

The Organization

The Client
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. Astraea supports brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. The Foundation’s founders—a cross-class, multi-racial group of women activists—dreamed of a women’s movement that centered the leadership of lesbians and women of color. For over four decades, Astraea has uniquely supported women’s rights and LBTQI movements working at the crossroads of gender justice, racial justice, bodily autonomy, sexual rights, and self-determination because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity. The first grantmaker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI groups around the world – particularly those led by lesbian, bisexual and queer women, trans and gender nonconforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Astraea’s grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support work to build powerful movements for justice. A proud public foundation and one of the first women’s funds in the world, in its 44-year history Astraea has granted over $49 million to LGBTQI activists and artists.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.astraeafoundation.org/

Position Overview

The Position
This is a newly created position reporting to the Executive Director. In collaboration with the Executive and Program Teams, the Vice President, Programs will provide leadership to create a unified and coherent vision and direction for Astraea’s international and domestic programmatic work, including (but not limited to) grantmaking initiatives. This position will lead the refinement, implementation and evaluation of Astraea’s liberatory, feminist and trust-based approach to grantmaking. As a member of Astraea’s Executive Leadership Team, the VP will lead a collaborative process to develop a departmental strategic plan, iterative reflection and evaluation of programs and programmatic strategies, including employing participatory grantmaking practices aligned with movement needs, contribute to honing programmatic work under each pillar: grantmaking, accompaniment/capacity building, philanthropic advocacy, and research & communications, and play a key role in shaping Astraea’s broader long-term strategy. In addition, the Vice President will oversee the implementation of a knowledge management/Learning & Evaluation system that tracks Astraea’s impact, supports organizational learning, and positions the foundation as a leader in intersectional gender justice grantmaking. The VP will also be an active leader, contributor and collaborator to Astraea’s broader communications, engagement and development strategies.

  • Management and Organizational Leadership: The Vice President will be responsible for overseeing and managing a team of highly skilled and passionate Directors, AssociateDirectors and program staff who bring a depth of experience and understanding of the movements Astraea resources through its grantmaking. As such, the VP must be an astute manager of people and successful in developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with grantees, partners and resource people. The VP will oversee team goals, activities, operations, and performance and development of direct and indirect reports; oversee the program team budget; and cultivate and maintain an inclusive and equitable culture. Thisposition will also represent along with other program staff Astraea’s programming and impact to external audiences, including funding partners, donors and the board of directors.
  • Strategy and Vision: The Vice President will be responsible for collaboratively developing and implementing a vision for program evolution, aligned with Astraea’s feminist funding principles, and must be able to engage in critical thinking, innovate and influence how changes occur. The VP must also be able to effectively communicate program vision and strategies. Additional responsibilities include networking peers in the field to stay connected with emerging opportunities and maintaining current knowledge about trends, movements and policy developments across all areas of grantmaking.
  • Centering Equity and Anti-Oppression in all its forms: Astraea works externally to combat oppression in all forms by embracing intersectional queer feminism as part of a wider struggle for social justice, recognizing that sexism, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, and restrictive gender norms harm everyone. Rooting its feminism in social justice, Astraea particularly supports Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Global South & East movements and leadership. This position will be responsible for ensuring that these values and principles are embedded within Astraea’s grantmaking, accompaniment and philanthropic advocacy programs, as well as its internal culture.

The ideal candidate has demonstrated success in leading program strategy and related budgeting processes, experience managing remote and global teams, and is committed to nurturing a collaborative, values-aligned and vibrant work environment.

  • Required Skills and Experience
  • The successful candidate must have the following:
  • 10 plus years of progressively responsible experience in nonprofits or public or private philanthropy, ideally as a Senior Program Officer, Associate Director, or Director of Programs;
  • A track record of providing visionary leadership and effective management. Experience managing institutional growth and transformation;
  • Strong decision-making ability; organizational team-building skills;
  • Minimum five years of management and supervision experience, an inclusive leadership style, a commitment to distributive and feminist leadership, and the ability to motivate and develop direct reports, and build collaborative and accountable relationships;
  • Experience working transnationally and overseeing global programs. Ideally, experience managing global teams;
  • Ability to effectively resolve problems. Balances multiple needs, priorities and interests;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and open to feedback from colleagues;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the needs and realities of LGBTQI movements around the world, especially in the geographic areas where Astraea works;
  • Deep, authentic knowledge of racial, economic and gender justice and experience applying these equity practices to programs and management;
  • Deep experience in conflict literacy and creating safe spaces where staff can share their authentic selves;
  • Strong communication skills, both internal and external;
  • An engaging and positive personality. Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Deep passion and commitment to honest and candid conversations and self-reflection about racial and economic justice, gender, privilege, social class, power dynamics and Americanism;
  • Knowledge of feminist leadership and funding principles, and comfort working in nontraditional ways;
  • Understanding and acceptance of Astraea’s core values and guiding principles;
  • Willingness to travel to represent the organization or speak at conferences, once the pandemic subsides;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree, or commensurate work experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have the following:
  • Experience working within a social justice environment;
  • Expert facilitation and change management skills. Experience working within a Healing Justice and Transformative Justice framework;
  • International perspective and lived experience in the Global South and/or East;
  • An understanding of the fiscal and donor reporting requirements associated with global grassroots grantmaking;
  • Fluency in a language/languages other than English.

How To Apply

Contact
For individuals wishing to be considered, please submit a cover letter and résumé to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner
McCormack + Kristel
Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599
Email: search@mccormackkristel.com | Website www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. Please note that your education, dates of employment and other information will be verified prior to an offer.

Astraea is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse (multi-gender, cross-class and multi-racial), collaborative and sustainable work environment. We select, place, train, and promote the best- qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude, and experience so as to provide equal opportunity for all of our employees without regard to non-work-related factors such as sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, economic status, personal appearance including height and weight, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation or any other status. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the application and interview process, please express that with your cover letter and resume submission.

New York

Director of Philanthropy, TCC Group

The Organization

TCC Group is a Certified B Corporation, founded in 1980, that provides management consulting and planning services to the social sector.  Our mission is to collaborate with leaders to solve complex social problems. We work with the nonprofit, philanthropic and corporate sectors and provide core services in Strategy; Organizational Strengthening; Grantmaking Design, Administration and Management; Research, Evaluation and Learning; and Initiative Design and Implementation and Strategic Communications. We help clients devise strategies, implement programs, evaluate progress and outcomes, and make ongoing improvements so that they can better achieve social impact.  Our unique strength lies in the ability to leverage knowledge from our complementary practices, which build on and inform one another.

We are in growth mode and seek a senior level Director to collaboratively build on our current assets and move us into our next organizational life phase.  A commitment to the firm’s growth, excellence, and an inspired, nourished work force is critical for any candidate serious about joining TCC Group at this time.

TCC Services Overview

Strategy: TCC brings strategy to all of our projects.  We help our clients consider the big picture and its implications on their “universe”, whether it be the nonprofit, corporate or philanthropic field, geographic community, or combination thereof.

TCC Group provides strategy services to private independent foundations, family foundations, community foundations, health care conversion foundations, and grantmaking public charities, and nonprofits of all types.  This work typically involves data collection and analysis, report writing, facilitation, and ongoing counsel.  We also provide other types of strategy assistance to our foundation and corporate clients, including grants program design, capacity-building program design, and governance planning.

Organizational Strengthening: We apply our expertise in organizational strengthening across all three sectors: it is not limited, as is traditionally the case, to nonprofits alone.   Through our nonprofit effectiveness services, we support funders and large nonprofit associations/federations in providing organizational strengthening consulting services (strategic planning, board development, program evaluation, leadership coaching, relational capacity building, values-based communications, etc.) directly to nonprofits/affiliates, while also assisting foundations and companies in the design and implementation of cohort-based initiatives to strengthen groups of nonprofits.

Our work with philanthropic and corporate entities prepares, strengthens, and amplifies their ability to work across and within sectors to achieve collective goals. TCC Group helps foundations and companies interested in building their internal capacity, whether through internal efficiency studies, reviews of internal processes, or facilitation of change management and organizational transitions, including launches and executive transitions. Our work in this area is data-driven, grounded in an understanding of the specific strengths and resources foundations and companies need to be as effective as possible in both their grantmaking and non-grantmaking roles, ultimately achieving their societal visions.

Grantmaking Design, Administration and Management:  Our consultants help design and manage grant programs, often playing a part-time program officer role for larger corporate or independent foundations and providing program and administrative support to private and family foundations. We meet grantmakers where they are, encouraging strategic, committed giving in ways that educate, support and ensure inclusive practices.

TCC Group provides a range of management services for unstaffed foundation clients.  For these clients we serve as the primary foundation/fund administrator, handling all grant administration and basic operational needs.  We are the primary point of contact for grantseekers and the de facto staff for these foundations with no professional program or administrative staff.  We provide a range of services, customized for each client’s needs: we handle matters relating to governance (e.g., planning and leading board meetings, developing board dockets, etc.); grantmaking (e.g., organizing proposal intake and review processes; conducting proposal review; overseeing grant payments; and managing grant reporting processes); finance (e.g., working with investment and accounting professionals to develop financial reports; ensuring compliance with IRS regulations); and generally ensuring that foundations operate as efficiently and effectively as possible

Research, Evaluation and Learning: TCC’s evaluation consultants have the analytics of our strategy team, the “applied science” approach of our implementation team, as well as the rigorous evaluation skills of academically trained researchers.  TCC adapts its approach to evaluation engagements to the specific identified needs of each organization, conducting comprehensive qualitative and quantitative research, evaluation, analysis, and predictive modeling.  TCC focuses on learning and using information to make informed decisions, design improvements, and to innovate, all with the goal of maximizing success.

Initiative Design and Implementation: We believe that tackling a complex social problem demands integrated action, informed by deep listening, intentional engagement, critical analysis, and bold approaches—all thoughtfully applied, evaluated, nurtured, and developed over time. An integrated initiative is a strategic endeavor designed to achieve your goals through the careful choreography of multiple program components, well-integrated and implemented for lasting impact.

Strategic Communications: Whether the need is designing a complex initiative, embarking on an organizational change in direction, or creating a suite of educational materials, strategic communication is essential at all stages of social impact work.  We understand the power of words and ideas to build relationships, mobilize people, share knowledge, and advocate for change, and are committed to deep listening, asking the hard questions, and creating and collaborating with clients’ extant communication partners to inform all communication strategically. For many of the services we provide, we create complementary communications plans, campaigns, branding, content, media plan, to ensure that clients’ strategic goals are advanced. We also provide strategic communications as a standalone service.

TCC Group is headquartered in New York City, with team members throughout the U.S.  We have more than 40 consulting staff, as well as a wide network of affiliates.   We work in teams of consultants assembled to reflect the client’s consulting needs and staff’s areas of expertise.  All of our consultants have relevant formal education and practical experience working in nonprofit organizations and philanthropies.  We are critical thinkers, provocative partners, effective communicators, skilled facilitators, and insightful strategists.  We work with organizations of various sizes and lifecycle stages, in a range of sectors, including arts and culture, health and human services, criminal justice, education, environment, youth development, policy and advocacy, international aid and development, and public administration, to name a few.

More About TCC’s Service Delivery and Our Current Needs

As described in the introduction, we currently seek a Director to work with a diverse array of foundations.   This person should have skills and interests in areas such as leading program strategy assignments, strategic planning with foundations, and addressing foundation policy issues.  We welcome forward-thinking service ideas that address emerging needs in philanthropy.

A candidate’s strengths and experience will determine where s/he/they will be able to have maximum impact.

Position Overview

The Director is a full-time employee who would be primarily responsible for managing the work and team in the service for which s/he/they are responsible.

Leading client engagements.  Duties include: 

o Serving as the project lead on multiple projects; integrally involved in the project teams and all aspects of the consulting assignment.

o Developing and monitoring project work plans and budgets.

o Conducting interviews and overseeing research.

o Overseeing the design of quantitative and qualitative assessment tools.

o Planning and facilitating meetings with boards, staffs, other stakeholders, and observers.

o Writing and editing client reports and other communications.

o Preparing and making presentations to clients.

o Managing project teams and providing senior-level oversight to projects.

o Managing client relationships, including regular communications and meetings.

• Business development and marketing, including:

o Playing a key leadership role in the development and implementation of TCC Group marketing strategies, especially related to Service area.

o Bringing business to the firm by identifying prospective clients, overseeing the drafting of proposals, leading sales meetings, and “closing the deal.”

o Representing the firm by speaking on panels at conferences and serving on committees of infrastructure organizations and professional networks.

o Bringing positive attention to the firm by serving as a “thought leader” in the field by publishing papers, articles, blogs, and disseminating knowledge.

• Service Team management, including:

o Refining and updating a vision for the Service for which Director is responsible, including desired social impact, priority audiences, capacity needs, and growth trajectory, in coordination with other leaders at the Firm.

o Developing annual Service operating plan and ensuring strategies are implemented and goals are met.

o Recruitment and hiring of Service Team members.

o Supervising Consultants, Associate Consultants, Analysts, and Administrative Assistants.

o Ensuring the appropriate training and professional development of all Service Team members.

o Supervising the project work of Service Team members: Consultants, Associate Consultants, Analysts, and affiliates.

• Assisting with overall management responsibilities for the firm. 

o Serving on the firm’s Leadership Team, sharing responsibility for ensuring the firm’s financial health, human asset nourishment and social impact goals are achieved.

Required Skills and Background

Education

• Graduate degree in a relevant field or relevant experience.

Experience

• A minimum of 10 years of experience in the philanthropic sector.

• Consulting experience: extensive experience and deep expertise with funders and non-profits.

• Substantive knowledge of key area(s) of public policy and program (e.g., children and youth, community development, the arts, etc.) and ability to demonstrate this knowledge.

• At least five years in a supervisory or management role, including organizational leadership.

• A strong professional network in the philanthropic sector and a demonstrated ability to leverage that network to increase visibility of a project or organization.

• Experience as a “thought leader:” developing and delivering content for workshops, conferences, articles, etc.

• Experience building a firm, business, or initiative a plus, but not required.

Skills

• Excellent analytic skills: Intellectual curiosity, creativity, strategic thinking and a strong desire and capacity for work with a wide variety of clients and situations.

• Demonstrated client service skills.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Strong management, supervisory, and mentoring skills.

o Ability to be a strong team leader.

o Ability to prioritize and delegate work appropriately.

• Ability to manage and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.

• Exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail.

• Demonstrated public speaking skills.

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

• Willingness and ability to travel for business.

 Salary  
The estimated starting salary for this position is $175,000, with the potential for an annual bonus.  We welcome an open discussion with all interested candidates about the full compensation package.

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter for the “Director of Philanthropy” position by clicking here.

New York, NY

Development Associate, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative North America

The Organization

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), an international, not-for-profit research and development organization (R&D), was created in response to the desperation of patients and the frustration of clinicians faced with medicines that were ineffective, unsafe, unavailable, unaffordable, or that had never been developed at all. We use the power of innovation, open science, partnerships, and advocacy to find solutions to a great injustice: the lack of medicines for life-threatening diseases that disproportionately impact poor and marginalized people. DNDi was launched in 2003 when five leading research institutes from Brazil, India, Kenya, Malaysia, and France, with the participation of the World Health Organization, teamed up with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), after MSF dedicated a portion of its 1999 Nobel Peace Prize award to exploring a new, alternative, not-for-profit model for developing drugs for neglected populations.

Nearly two decades later, DNDi has grown into a network of nine offices and more than 200 partner institutions that span the globe, united in bringing the best science to the most neglected. Together, we have delivered eight new treatments for people with neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and HIV that have saved millions of lives, created the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP), a not-for-profit R&D organization that develops new treatments to fight drug-resistant infections, and launched a multi-country study in Africa to identify safe, effective, and affordable treatments for COVID-19.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, DNDi has built a team of approximately 250 employees working across nine offices (Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Kinshasa, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Tokyo, and Cape Town). DNDi North America, created in 2008 and based in New York City, is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to strengthen and expand scientific, policy advocacy, partner development, communications, and in particular, fundraising efforts to enhance DNDi’s global impact.

Position Overview

DNDi North America is seeking a dynamic Development Associate to play an instrumental role in supporting DNDi’s U.S. private resource mobilization efforts as part of an ambitious global goal, set forth in the new 2021-2028 Strategic Plan, to raise $40 million in new philanthropic support by 2028. Based out of DNDi’s office in New York City, the Development Associate will report to the Development Manager and will provide crucial support to a small U.S.-based team of staff and consultants, including the Director of Development, Senior Advisor of External Affairs, and Development Manager in New York.

S/he will help ensure outstanding cultivation/stewardship efforts for donors and prospects, manage a growing portfolio of annual giving donors, propose and implement efficient procedures to strengthen and automate internal processes, provide crucial administrative support for the team, and assist with the production of marketing materials. S/he will have experience handling a variety of tasks related to relationship management with donors, gift processing, database maintenance, prospect research, and fundraising events. The candidate should have strong writing and project management skills and be able to set priorities and take initiative as well as work as part of a cohesive team.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Cultivate, solicit, steward and serve as main point of contact for individual donors giving below $1,000
  • Conduct research on current donors and help identify new funding opportunities
  • Assist in drafting and finalizing grant proposals, reports, and letters of inquiry
  • Manage data entry of donor records and relationships in Salesforce
  • Process all gifts and ensure accurate and appropriate documentation of all pledges, proposals, grants, gift acknowledgments, reports, and donor correspondence.
  • Research, recommend and help to implement most efficient practices in Salesforce and other internal systems
  • Serve as the primary liaison with the team in Geneva for Salesforce and with the Finance team for gift reconciliation
  • Provide administrative and clerical support, such as supporting external and internal meetings, maintaining team calendar, improving donation website, and other tasks as needed
  • Coordinate production of direct mail appeals and other creative content
  • Assist with logistics of fundraising events (both online and offline)
  • Update various charity evaluators/assessment organizations (Better Business Bureau, Guidestar, Charity Navigator), as needed

Experience

  • Passion for DNDi’s mission and interest in global health innovation and access to medicines, infectious diseases, and neglected populations
  • At least 2-3 years of experience working in a nonprofit fundraising environment
  • Proficiency in Salesforce is required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is required
  • Experience with Mailchimp (or similar email marketing system) is preferred
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud Programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is a plus

Skills & Attributes

  • Well organized and structured
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment and problem-solving competencies
  • Ability to write and communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Detail-oriented even while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Multi-lingual skills (Spanish or French preferred) and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
  • Ability to communicate information concisely and effectively

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, generous vacation days, and contributions to individuals’ 403(b) plans.

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at https://dndi.org/work-with-us/2021/jobs/development-associate-2/

DNDi North America strives to be an actively anti-racist organization and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

New York, NY

Deputy Executive Director for Development, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative North America

The Organization

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), is an international, not-for-profit research and development organization (R&D) that discovers, develops, and delivers lifesaving medicines for people with neglected diseases around the world.  We use the power of innovation, open science, partnerships, and advocacy to find solutions to a great injustice: the lack of medicines for life-threatening diseases that disproportionately impact poor and marginalized people.

DNDi was launched in 2003 when five leading research institutes from Brazil, India, Kenya, Malaysia, and France teamed up with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), after MSF dedicated a portion of its 1999 Nobel Peace Prize award to exploring a new, alternative, not-for-profit model for developing drugs for neglected populations. Nearly two decades later, DNDi has grown into a network of more than 200 partner institutions that span the globe, united in bringing the best science to the most neglected. Together, we have delivered eight new treatments that have saved millions of lives.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, DNDi has built a team of approximately 250 employees working across nine countries. DNDi North America, created in 2008 and based in New York City, is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to strengthen and expand scientific networks, policy and advocacy influence, partner development, communications, and in particular, fundraising efforts to enhance DNDi’s global impact.

Position Overview

DNDi is seeking a dynamic, seasoned, and mission-driven U.S. Deputy Executive Director for Development to lead the development and execution of DNDi’s U.S. private resource mobilization efforts as part of an ambitious global goal, set forth in the new 2021-2028 Strategic Plan, to raise $40 million in new philanthropic support by 2028.

DNDi is looking for a strategic, hands-on, passionate, and creative individual who is deeply committed to global health equity. Managing a small U.S.-based team of staff and consultants, s/he will be responsible for cultivating and securing new support from high net-worth individuals, foundations, corporations, and other private donors in the U.S. – bringing a nascent major donor program to scale – and will also contribute to global strategies to diversify and sustain philanthropic funding for the organization. S/he will be capable of serving as a compelling spokesperson for DNDi, creating excitement about its mission, and inspiring others to support its goals. Once a robust private resource mobilization program is in place s/he may take on a broader strategy, planning, and managerial role within the DNDi North America office and team.

S/he will report to the DNDi North America Regional Executive Director, with a technical reporting line to the global Director of Donor Relations (External Relations).   S/he will also play a key advisory role in the design and stewardship of the global strategy as a member of the global steering committee for philanthropic fundraising and work as part of the global fundraising team. S/he will interact with the executive leadership of DNDi, the DNDi North America Board of Directors, and other relevant governing and advisory bodies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead, design and execute a development strategy for DNDi in North America (including the annual and long-term development plans) in alignment with DNDi’s global fundraising goals, while playing a key role in a DNDi global fundraising steering group
  • Close 6+ figure major gifts from private individuals, foundations, corporations, and other private sources
  • Forge new relationships with prospects, build a portfolio of principal donors, strengthen relationships with existing donors
  • Help develop Board capacity and commitment to support fundraising objectives
  • Co-lead the creation and management of a global advisory council to champion DNDi, open doors and networks, increase visibility, and help secure substantial long-term financial support
  • Represent the organization publicly at philanthropic and other networking events
  • Oversee fundraising campaigns, identification and qualification of prospects, cultivation and stewardship efforts, solicitation strategies, and the development and timely submission of grant proposals and reports
  • Supervise, mentor, and support a small development team and ensure that appropriate budgets, systems, and procedures are in place
  • Oversee donor publications and donor communications for U.S. audiences working in partnership with the Communications team to align strategies and craft messaging
  • Serve as advisor to DNDi leadership regarding global strategies for private resource mobilization, working with counterpart(s) in other regions, and helping to create an organization-wide culture of development and philanthropy
  • Over time, oversee internal operations functions (human resources, administration, finance) and support strategic planning and positioning.

Experience

  • Minimum 15 years’ relevant experience in fundraising and philanthropy at a senior level, especially in the United States
  • A strong affinity for the mission, ideally grounded in experience with international NGOs, academic or research institutions, hospitals, or other organizations with global public health relevance
  • Successful track record of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and securing 6-8 figure principal gifts
  • Deep experience building successful private fundraising programs; knowledge of fundraising campaigns and event production preferred; experience raising significant funding from governments (especially the U.S. government) and/or multilateral institutions a plus
  • Experience managing budgets as well as teams, with a strong ability to recruit, train, mentor, and motivate

Skills & Attributes

  • Strong decision-making and leadership skills; wisdom and good judgment; keen analytic and problem-solving skills
  • History of building effective, collaborative working relationships
  • Ability to write and communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong commitment to establishing and maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment
  • Multi-lingual skills (Spanish or French preferred) and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
  • Ability to travel (pandemic permitting) both within the U.S. and globally
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Suite; experience with Salesforce a plus

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, generous vacation days, and contributions to individuals’ 403(b) plans.

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume at https://dndi.org/work-with-us/2021/jobs/deputy-executive-director-for-development.

DNDi North America strives to be an actively anti-racist organization and is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

New York, NY

Director, Operations & Partnerships, Trinity Church Wall Street

The Organization

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

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

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

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director, Operations & Partnerships leads the support and partnership functions for the Grants and Mission Investing (GMI) team. The GMI team is charged with leading four strategic initiatives focused on Housing & Homelessness, Racial Justice, Mission Real Estate Development and Leadership Development.  The Director advances the work of all four of these strategic initiatives, helps each of them achieve their goals and provides support functions that are needed across all four initiatives. The Director has a particular charge for supporting collaboration and integration across the initiatives, across Trinity and with grantees and other external partners, as well as working as a strategic thought partner with the CPO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Operations

  • Leads GMI team coordination and manages cross team needs including:
  • Oversees development and execution of strategy updates, team retreats and offsites
  • Identifies and implements systems to support GMI team, e.g. SharePoint, CRM
  • Coordinates with the CPO, Strategic Projects Officer, Executive Assistant for MDs, and CPO’s executive assistant to align on calendars, schedules, team meetings and event planning
  • Oversees onboarding of new team members, working with the CPO’s executive assistant
  • Identifies potential improvements to work practices and approaches

Internal Partnerships

  • Acts as a coordinator, communicator, and connector between the initiative teams in GMI and other parts of Trinity, including:
  • Works closely with the Communications team to ensure that communications tools are being used to advance initiative goals and impact, including coordinating on website content
  • Coordinates with Investments team around mission investing strategy and opportunities
  • Coordinates with Trinity Commons and other relevant teams around neighborhood focused work
  • Coordinates with ministry teams to ensure good connections between GMI’s work and the congregation
  • Works closely with finance, legal, HR and other teams within Trinity to ensure both impact and compliance
  • Works with the Managing Director, Grants Management on the budget development process for the GMI team including administrative costs, coordinating GMI calendars, and staffing.
  • Serves as an early warning system and surfaces potential problems resulting from internal miscommunication, lack of process with another department

External Partnerships

  • Working with the CPO, identifies and develops opportunities for partnerships with other funders and investors
  • Coordinates grantee engagement at the GMI level, including grantee communications and events, working with program teams and the Strategic Projects Officer
  • Develops strategy and plan for Special Opportunities grants in collaboration with CPO and Strategic Projects Officer who serves as the program officer for these grants
  • Team Culture
  • Contributes to an entrepreneurial work environment and positive culture of high impact, focused on outcomes
  • Ensures that all work is approached with rigorous execution and the highest standards of ethics, aligned with Trinity’s core values
  • Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures, and rules
  • Assume other related responsibilities and special projects as required

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Experience with managing complex projects.
  • Experience navigating a complex and multi-facetted organization and building relationships with peers.
  • Experience with internal communications, external relations or public engagement.
  • Experience developing and launching new initiatives.
  • Experience of focusing on a goal, rallying people to meet it, measuring progress to goal and course-correcting as needed.

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS

  • 5 to 7 years of non-profit, foundation or government experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Leadership skills, particularly the ability to lead by influence, collaboration, and consensus-building.
  • Knowledge of grantmaking processes and/or mission investing preferred
  • Organizational skills that include capacity to plan, implement, and oversee multiple, simultaneous projects and initiatives. Ability to set priorities decisively, delegate responsibilities, assure accountability, and allocate resources appropriately to achieve results.
  • Experience with one or more subject areas of racial justice, affordable housing, mission real estate and/or leadership development preferred.
  • An understanding of the particular dynamics presented by Trinity being a religious institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time (mostly domestically).

How To Apply

Please apply online at https://trinitywallstreet.org/about/careers 

New York, NY

Development Manager (Temporarily remote - See COVID Notice), National Advocates for Pregnant Women

The Organization

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) is a New York City-based 501c3 non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to protect the rights and human dignity of all people, focusing on pregnant and parenting women and those who are most likely to be targeted for state control and punishment, including low-income women, women of color, and drug-using women. NAPW works to ensure that women do not lose their constitutional and human rights as a result of pregnancy; that addiction and other health challenges they face during pregnancy are addressed as health issues, not as crimes; that families are not needlessly separated based on medical misinformation; and that pregnant and parenting women have access to a full range of reproductive health services, as well as non-punitive drug treatment services.

Our work encompasses litigation, litigation support, and legal advocacy; local and national organizing; and public policy development, public education, and outreach. Two principles guide all NAPW activities: (1) to build bridges and align agendas across diverse public health, social justice, and civil rights movements, and (2) to leverage and connect local organizing and activism with national advocacy and policy work.

Position Overview

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: www.AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org

****COVID-19 NOTICE****

Due to the Pandemic, NAPW is at present a completely remote workforce. This position is normally in-office. If the successful candidate is hired while the staff is still remote, we will work with that candidate to ensure that they have the tools, equipment, and digital on-boarding to be successfully integrated into our remote work environment. All staff will transition to onsite when the office reopens.

Job Title:                          Development Manager (DvM)

JOB TYPE:                        Full-Time; Regular; Exempt; Confidential

JOB LOCATION:               New York City (Office-based position) **SEE COVID-19 NOTICE**

SALARY RANGE:               $75,000 – $85,000 annually, based on experience

BENEFITS INCLUDE:        Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance and AD&D; FSA; Commuter Benefits; 403(b) Retirement Plan with matching; Paid Time Off; Paid Parental Leave; Professional Development Assistance

Position Description

NAPW is seeking a Development Manager (DvM) to assist with existing fundraising efforts/strategies and to help develop, implement and manage a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the organization.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Executive Director, with close consultation with the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, the DvM will align development activities with NAPW’s strategic priorities. The DvM will also work closely with Legal, Finance, and Communications teams and will take part in Board and senior management team meetings as required.

The DvM will provide coordination and management for the planning, implementation and evaluation of NAPW’s fundraising and development strategies as established in the annual budget. The ideal DvM is a results-oriented individual with strong project management skills and a strong comfort with a hands-on approach to fund development. The DvM will develop strategies to maximize foundation opportunities, cultivate new and ongoing individual donors, and identify and coordinate fundraising opportunities, including annual fundraising events, in addition to other opportunities like lectures, webinars, and smaller gatherings.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

·       Developing fundraising strategies

·       Grant identification, writing, reporting, and tracking

·       Raising income and coordinating NAPW fundraising efforts and reporting

·       Managing donor relations

·       Be responsible for the fundraising budget.

Minimum qualifications include:

·       Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university;

·       5-7 years of direct and consistent fundraising and grant writing experience, with demonstrated a track record of success;

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills; proposal writing, public speaking, with strong interpersonal skills with an ability to connect with a range of stakeholders; Be a strong strategic thinker;

·       Financial acumen; superior organizational, time management, and project management skills, and an ability to multi-task;

·       Ability to step into an active role immediately; proven ability to make sound judgments on a day-to-day basis;

·       Ability to maintain a flexible schedule and travel as needed;

·       Excellent relationship builder; able to communicate with firmness and warmth, and to demonstrate a high level of tact, discretion, humility, and diplomacy with all internal and external stakeholders;

·       Demonstrated alignment with NAPW’s mission, values, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;

·       Solid experience using Mac OS platform and equipment (NAPW is an 100% Mac environment);

·       Advanced-level proficiency with solid, measurable experience in a variety of Mac OS computer software applications, social media platforms, and databases (REQUIRED: MS Office Suite, Gmail, Zoom, Google Docs, Social Media apps);

·       Advanced-level proficiency with solid, measurable experience (or trainability) in Mac OS platform Development/Donor management applications;

How To Apply

THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE HIRE

REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS (MUST INCLUDE ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW):

 1.      Cover Letter which must include all of the following elements:
        a) Your personal and professional motivation for seeking this position.

        b) A discussion of what makes you the ideal/best candidate for this position.

        c) Explain how your skill sets and experience best demonstrate your strategic approach.

        d) If relevant to you, the identities, perspectives, and experiences that you would bring to NAPW that are important to you and/or relevant to our work.

e) Indicate where you found this job announcement.

2.      Resumé

3.      Three (3) professional references

INSTRUCTIONS:   NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES PLEASE.All submissions must be sent via email only to: NAPWjobs@AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org with the subject line: NAPW Development Manager (April 2021)

New York, NY

Head of People and Culture, Foundation for a Just Society

The Organization

Foundation for a Just Society (FJS) envisions a world where all people are equally valued and lead self-determined lives. FJS advances the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQI people and promotes gender and racial justice by ensuring those most affected by injustice have the resources they need to cultivate the leadership and solutions that transform our world.

FJS makes grants to local, national, regional, and global organizations and networks with an emphasis on Francophone West Africa, Mesoamerica, South and Southeast Asia, and the US Southeast. FJS supports efforts that advance long-term, structural change and meet immediate needs that enable women, girls, and LGBTQI people most affected by injustice to be leaders, strategists, and agents of change.

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a new position that will report to the chief financial officer and be a close advisor and thought partner to FJS’s management team. The head of people and culture will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Human Resources (HR) function, supervising the HR generalist, and providing leadership and support to ensure that our internal practices and protocols reflect the values of the organization and center anti-racism, gender justice, and individual and collective care. The position will lead and/or support cross-organizational projects and initiatives which embed FJS’s values and mission into the workplace culture of the Foundation. The head of people and culture works collaboratively with all levels of the organization to develop and implement plans to attract, develop, and retain qualified and diverse staff members at all levels of the organization.

This is a part-time (24 hours/week) role with benefits, with possibility for growth up to a full-time role in the second half of 2022.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

●      Manage all human resources functions including supervision and coaching of HR generalist.

●      Assist the management team and staff in the development of current and long-term organizational cultural change goals and objectives, including the addition and adaptation of new and existing policies and procedures.

●      Lead or support HR, culture, and learning initiatives that reflect the organization’s mission, values, and strategic priorities, including through participation in organization-wide working groups (e.g., the culture committee). Initial projects include supporting ongoing processes around gender and racial equity and leading the comprehensive compensation review.

●      Provide HR advice and counsel to the management team including support with prioritizing potential initiatives and projects, and centering individual and collective care.

●      In collaboration with the HR generalist, evaluate all HR policies and practices, on an ongoing and as needed basis, to identify needs for enhancement, addition, and/or elimination to enhance and reinforce mission objectives, values, and strategic organizational priorities.

●      Manage and maintain all external HR-related partnerships. Ensure effectiveness and ongoing alignment with organizational objectives. Research and identify new vendors, coaches, and tailored and off-the-shelf trainings that can further support the organization’s HR and professional development needs.

●      In collaboration with the HR generalist, provide advice, guidance, coaching, and mentorship support to managers and employees as required to support effective employee relationships and performance management. This includes working with managers to identify and recommend programs and initiatives to support current and emerging professional development needs and leading professional development and learning programs for employees at all levels.

●      Advise management team on internal communications. Prepare documents, internal materials, and Board documents as required.

REQUIREMENTS

●      Demonstrated commitment to FJS’s vision, mission, and values.

●      Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, including at least five years leading the function.

●      Proven experience developing and implementing progressive policies and practices in diverse (and ideally, global) contexts.

●      Experience in the nonprofit sector or the for-profit sector (professional service firm). Foundation experience is an advantage.

●      Strong experience in the development of organizational culture initiatives.

●      Strong understanding of racial and gender justice and experience applying these equity practices to organizational development.

●      In-depth understanding of all aspects of human resources and organizational development including proven experience aligning and adapting best practices with wider organizational mission and strategic objectives.

●      Strong written and verbal communications skills including understanding of how to effectively present complex materials for different audiences.

●      Superior attention to detail and comfort working with complex data.

●      Team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively with sensitivity and respect for colleagues’ time, work styles, and needs. Experience working with global teams is an asset.

●      Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and take initiative to work through problems and issues in a collaborative, proactive, and creative manner.

●      Exceptional organizational and project management skills. Proactive and self-motivated, ability to multi-task and focus on practical solutions to achieve results.

●      Focused on own learning. Open to ideas of others and takes active steps to improve on and enhance own professional skills and remain knowledgeable about HR trends and best practices.

●      Bachelor’s degree required. Professional certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) preferred.

●      Comfortable with technology, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Docs, and HR systems and databases.

●      Eligibility to work in the United States.

COMPENSATION AND CULTURE

Salary Range (full time equivalent): $120,000 to $150,000 depending on experience.

FJS offers a benefits package that includes:

●      100% employer-paid medical insurance for all eligible employees and their spouses, domestic partners, and eligible dependents.

●      Paid vacation days, and closed Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.

●      401(k) retirement plan (with employer match).

●      Generous parental leave with full salary continuation.

●      Educational support benefits – tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, dependent tuition assistance.

●      Supplemental benefits for adoption, reproductive health, surrogacy, and transgender and intersex health.

FJS is committed to cultivating an organizational culture where everyone is able to bring their full, authentic selves to work. The foundation believes a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, education, or disability, are valued and respected.

How To Apply

APPLY HERE – Submit a concise cover letter explaining why this role would be a great fit for you and your resume in one PDF by May 6, 2021.

All applications must be received via the APPLY HERE link above. No phone inquiries please.

New York, NY

Research Officer for Education Leadership, The Wallace Foundation

The Organization

The Wallace Foundation — an independent, national, New York-based philanthropy with $1.75 billion in assets – traces its origins back more than half a century to DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace, founders of The Reader’s Digest Association. The Foundation’s mission is to foster equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people, and in the arts for everyone. Grounded by its core values (see Page 2), which guide how staff work together and with grantee and external partners, the Foundation aims to create a workplace where everyone can thrive and support the mission.

Position Overview

The Foundation is seeking a Research Officer to manage its portfolio of research grants and grantees associated with its investments in Education Leadership. The Officer serves as a key member of the education leadership strategy and implementation teams, where the Foundation’s education leadership directions, including research directions, are collaboratively developed and refined. Both teams are comprised of staff from the Foundation’s program, communications, and research units. The Research Officer for Education Leadership will contribute their research perspectives and expertise to support the Foundation’s overall strategy in education leadership, and in particular, to identify related research directions and opportunities to build the knowledge base in ways that advance the Foundation’s strategy.

The four primary dimensions of the Research Officer for Education Leadership position are:

1)      Effectively manage the design, review, award, and implementation of a range of research projects developed as a part of the Foundation’s knowledge agenda in education leadership;

2)      Intellectually contribute research perspectives to the Foundation’s collaborative process of designing, implementing, and refining its education leadership strategy;

3)      Conduct in-depth editorial reviews of commissioned research reports to support knowledge-sharing and dissemination of lessons learned with the broader fields of practice and policy; and

4)      Contribute to the Foundation’s research capacity and approach as a part of the Research Unit.

As the Foundation begins a new 6-year initiative focused on equity-centered leadership in Fall 2021, the Research Officer will manage a suite of grants employing a range of predominantly qualitative and mixed methods including ethnography, impact and effects study designs, and development of an equity assessment tool.

Reporting to The Wallace Foundation’s Director of Research, the Research Officer will bring deep knowledge of research in education leadership and equity and a depth of experience with qualitative research in particular. Strong candidates will also demonstrate exceptional relational, translational, and active-listening skills which will be crucial for contributing to sound decision-making in the Foundation’s collaborative team structure. The Foundation values 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 organization.

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

Organizational Overview

History

DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace founded The Reader’s Digest Association with the initial launch of the magazine in 1922. With the wealth amassed from the publication, the Wallaces contributed generously to a wide assortment of artistic, cultural, and educational causes during their lifetimes. They also ensured that after their deaths their fortune would go to philanthropy. The Wallaces’ giving has touched many institutions and their legacy continues today through the work of The Wallace Foundation. With assets of about $1.75 billion in 2019, The Wallace Foundation stays true to Lila and DeWitt Wallace’s passions for education, youth development and the arts. In particular, The Wallace Foundation has supported work in the areas of: school leadership, afterschool programming, summer learning, expanded learning, building audiences for the arts and arts education for young people.

Over the last ten years, the foundation has refined its approach to focus on identifying and filling knowledge gaps that, if closed, could help fields make significant progress. It has launched several major efforts: the Principal Supervisor Initiative, Building Arts Audiences for Sustainability, Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Initiatives, and an initiative to develop stronger afterschool arts programming for underserved young people. It has also added significantly to its library of information and ideas; its online Knowledge Center has more than 1,000 reports, articles, videos, infographics, and other materials.

Core Values

Wallace seeks to develop long-term, inquiry-led approaches to creating a more equitable society by developing and sharing evidence-based strategies to make meaningful contributions in partnership with others locally and for the field. They value behavior that demonstrates a commitment to Mutual Respect and Support, Equity, Continuous Learning, Collaboration, Excellence, and Accountability.

Mission and Approach

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

The Foundation’s approach to strategy and investment begins with efforts to understand the context of the fields in which they work to identify an important unanswered question to address. They then simultaneously fund programmatic work in the field and invest in research that studies the process and results of the funded field efforts to answer the question in order to generate improvements and insights that can benefit both the people served by the grant recipients and the field as a whole. The public reports and other research products resulting from this work are the basis for the Foundation’s strategy of catalyzing broad impact by serving as a knowledge hub for credible, useful lessons to be disseminated to key audiences of practitioners, policymakers, and influencers.

Research at The Wallace Foundation

At the Foundation, research is fully integrated into all initiatives. Funded research projects include a wide range of approaches, including the synthesis of existing knowledge; landscape and big data studies; qualitative and ethnographic studies; implementation analysis; case studies; participatory research; outcomes studies; cost studies; market research; and policy analysis. In addition to the academic publications these studies may produce, they almost always generate research reports or products designed for use by practitioners and policymakers, in order to advance the Foundation’s goal of spreading useful, effective ideas and practices.

The majority of Wallace-funded studies in education leadership are related to:

  • Understanding conditions and developments in the field of education leadership.
  • Studying and understanding the work of program grantees (such as districts, schools, and communities) in multi-year initiatives.
  • Conducting exploratory studies that analyze conditions, generate knowledge, or build research tools that can advance future investments by the foundation.

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE RESEARCH OFFICER

The Research Officer for Education Leadership will bring deep research knowledge, expertise, and experience at the intersection of education leadership, equity, and research methods to the strategic discussions that shape Wallace’s initiatives. The Research Officer will work with the Research Director to identify gaps in the knowledge base, develop RFPs, manage the grantee selection and award process, and then manage funded studies.

The Research Officer for Education Leadership will play a crucial role in the following areas:

Strategy and Initiative Design

As a member of the educational leadership interdisciplinary team, s/he/they will:

·       Identify and synthesize existing evidence related to Wallace initiatives; develop and shape useful analyses of implementation and effects of Wallace initiative approaches; identify and analyze challenges and opportunities for an initiative to inform policy discussions; and ensure that evidence-based approaches are fully integrated into the strategy.

·       Work with the Director of Research to identify key knowledge gaps and research approaches that could most benefit practitioners and policymakers, and advance knowledge in the field.

·       Draft requests for proposals for research studies. Lead or co-lead the identification, review, and selection of researchers with appropriate scholarship and methodological expertise for the questions the awarded studies are intended to answer. Develop ways to keep the strategy team informed, synthesizing emerging results from funded research teams, and organizing research updates for the team, as useful.

Collaboration within Education Leadership Team

As an active contributor to the education leadership strategy team, the Research Officer will:

·       Demonstrate deep understanding of equity with respect to education leadership—issues, challenges, trends, leading researchers, and practices.

·       Stay current with the relevant research literature in order to provide substantive, research-based, input into the team conversations, write RFP language that references the literature to frame the problem and research questions, and know who the relevant scholars are to invite to respond to RFPs or to commission directly.

·       Fully understand and support emerging directions in the strategy and implementation teams in order to represent the research unit and the interdisciplinary team to external and internal parties.

·       Contribute to discussions about potential education leadership program and communication grantees and technical assistance providers.

·       Have a full command of current and past Wallace-funded research in education leadership to be able to explain it to others, and know its strengths and weaknesses, including where more research is needed.

·       Be proactive and responsive to current and emerging needs and interests surfacing in the education leadership strategy and implementation teams, and in the respective program and communication units; this includes alerting staff to existing research findings or efforts, and identifying proactive scans and evidence reviews that could be conducted to inform anticipated needs or discussions.

Grants Management

The Research Officer for Education Leadership fosters positive working relationships with research grantees and district or other grantees in order to: (1) support the research grantees in their work, as needed, (2) ensure and understand how the funded studies are aligned with the Foundation’s strategy and knowledge agenda, and (3) ensure timely updates and connections in ways that can advance both the research grantee work and the Foundation’s strategy team processes. The Research Officer manages all aspects of Education Leadership research grants, including contracts management; review and analysis of analytic memos, reports, and other research deliverables; and budget or timeline changes. Specifically, s/he/they will:

·       Coordinate commissioned researchers’ data collection with relevant program officers when it involves complicated interactions with site grantees, including the collection of complicated and sensitive data in public school systems and youth-serving organizations.

·       Develop relationships centered on clear communication, including open exchanges about problems and successes, in order to ensure mutual understanding about the scope of work and deliverables.

·       Monitor grant progress throughout the year through periodic calls, meetings, contributions to PLCs and review of reports, and share feedback with grantees.

·       Build researchers’ understanding of the initiative strategy and learning agenda, how the site grantees’ work connects to the knowledge agenda and local context.

·       Lead research briefings to share findings and lessons with ed leadership strategy team and the foundation staff more broadly.

Support Effective Dissemination of Lessons Learned

·       Identify the kinds of knowledge emerging from research grants that can support learning among grantees, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and field leaders, as well as the formats that would best support their intended use (e.g., policy briefs, infographics, design principles, data charts, etc.).

·       Conduct careful editorial reviews of draft research reports and knowledge products to ensure that they are accurate, credible, clear, and meet the Foundation’s quality standards.

·       Represent the Foundation-funded education leadership research and overall strategy at conferences, briefings, workshops and on webinars.

Develop the Research Unit’s Capacity

The research unit currently consists of three Research Officers, each assigned to a different content area, an Administrative Assistant, and a Director. Together, the unit shares relevant findings of interest to one another, troubleshoots methodological and process issues related to the design and management of research grants, and seeks to develop a coherent approach to issues that cut across the distinct focus areas, such as equity, research use, and research methods. As a part of the research unit, the Research Officer for Education Leadership specifically will:

·       Work collaboratively with colleagues to stay abreast of emerging research methods and strategies, for example, new forms of data visualization, research tools or protocols, or theory development.

·       Work collaboratively with colleagues to identify new ways the unit can contribute to the strategy and implementation teams’ work in timely and useful ways, including new processes or protocols for evidence reviews or proposal reviews, or identifying external researchers whose work aligns with the foundation’s directions.

·       Provide intellectual and management support to the director, by keeping him or her abreast of relevant research findings or developments in the field and possible implications for the work of the foundation.

·       Represent the broader research unit to others inside and outside of the foundation.

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:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline;
  • Scholarly history of conducting research and publishing peer-reviewed papers in the context of education leadership and equity;
  • At least seven years’ experience designing and conducting education research (serving as a PI, co-PI, or project director);
  • Deep understanding of the research literature in education leadership, particularly with respect to the equity dimensions and implications of practices, policies, and systems change efforts;
  • Grasp of the education leadership field at large, current issues it is engaged with, and how research could be conducted and presented to advance practice;
  • Excellent writing skills, spanning academic and more public/practitioner related audiences;
  • Extensive professional networks with the education leadership research community;
  • Capacity to work productively in a collaborative team structure;
  • Experience working with or in district and school contexts, and/or working as a practitioner in a K-12 district or school context is desirable;
  • Experience managing the collection of quantitative and qualitative data, including sensitive data from children, while meeting the requirements of relevant laws and norms;
  • Demonstrated commitment to accountability and transparency;
  • Ability to synthesize and add value by connecting site lessons, research, and the broader system;
  • Excellent conceptual, analytic, and forward-thinking skills;
  • Exceptional project management skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Outstanding ability to connect, convey and receive complex ideas, and drive consensus and mutual understanding in writing, speaking, active listening, and synthesis.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary for this position is $160,000.

Benefits include:

  • Health, dental and vision for employee and covered dependents as of date of hire.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer contribution.
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and schedule of annual holidays.
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development initiatives for growth.
  • Leaves of Absence providing employees time to manage personal or family responsibilities, recover from an illness or injury, or respond to civic duties.

How To Apply

TO APPLY

More information about The Wallace Foundation may be found at: https://www.wallacefoundation.org/.

This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Sarah Hecklau of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

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

New York, NY

Director, Member Engagement, Philanthropy New York

The Organization

About Philanthropy New York
Philanthropy New York is a trusted community of nearly 300 grantmaking organizations that develops forward-thinking guidance and programming to address the unique challenges of philanthropy and convenes funders to strengthen ties across the sector.
Philanthropy plays a vital role in the endeavor to build an equitable, sustainable and democratic society. To serve the public good thoughtfully and strategically, philanthropic leaders need a trusted community in which they can challenge and advance their knowledge and practices.
We are a convener and a connector: we bring together funders from within and across sectors to form networks, develop and share knowledge and nurture crucial skills to make the work of each grantmaker – and the sector as a whole – more meaningful and more effective.
Philanthropy New York seeks candidates aligned with our Vision, Mission and Values.

Position Overview

Organization: Philanthropy New York

Job Title: Director, Member Engagement

Reports To: Senior Vice President

FLSA Status: Exempt

Supervises: Member Services Coordinator; consultants and interns as required

Location: New York, NY

Salary: $85,000 – $90,000, based on experience

Please note: Philanthropy New York is currently operating remotely. We anticipate continuing virtual programs through 2021 and will return to in-person programming when it is safe to do so. The candidate must be able and willing to work in our Manhattan office when PNY resumes in-person work.

Position Summary
The Director of Member Engagement leads Philanthropy New York’s efforts to build a vibrant philanthropic ecosystem committed to meaningful social change by building connected member engagement and retention strategies across the organization. The position is responsible for cultivating prospective members, deepening the work of PNY’s robust professional networks, and ensuring member needs and interests inform PNY’s programming and communications.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Lead the overall strategy, implementation, and evaluation of Philanthropy New York’s membership engagement and recruitment efforts.
  • Build relationships with members to understand their philanthropic goals and learning and development priorities and serve as a key resource to them. Connect the dots between member interests and priorities and PNY programs, leadership opportunities and marketing outreach.
  • Lead, design and facilitate peer networks and in-depth learning and leadership development programs for professionals in a variety of roles and at different stages in their career.
  • Supervise and provide strategic guidance on the organization’s knowledge and data infrastructure so that our core operational systems support member engagement.
  • Communicate the value of engaging with the PNY community.
  • Equip the Board of Directors and the Committee on Members to serve as ambassadors and staff the Committee, in partnership with Board co-chairs.
  • Hold organizational leadership and management responsibilities, which include:
    • supervising Member Services Coordinator, who holds principle responsibility for membership administration and database management. Supervise interns, part-time staff and other consultants as needed.
    • promoting organizational values and using PNY’s values as a lens for decision-making and action;
    • creating a culture with colleagues to think beyond specific tasks to the overall organizational mission and context;
    • supporting the development and implementation of racial equity commitments into the core work of the organization; and
    • collaboratively create an annual operations plan aligned with the organization’s strategic plan and monitor progress and learnings each year.
  • The Director may take on other duties in support of PNY’s mission and operations, as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated understanding of structural racism and of the ways that white supremacy culture operates in institutions. Knowledge of and commitment to personal growth and development on issues of racial equity and diversity and to supporting others in growth around issues of racial equity.
  • Strong written communication skills with adaptable style for different audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to listen, engage, persuade, and diplomatically handle challenging interpersonal situations with stakeholders in a wide range of roles and from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong multi-tasker with a proven track record of organizing, prioritizing, and managing complex projects and engaging volunteer leadership.
  • Excellent meeting management and facilitation skills, including the ability to craft meaningful agendas, facilitate discussion and implement curriculum. Comfort working at the front of the room and flexibility to support others in that role.
  • Demonstrated skills in building strong supervisory relationships, including setting clear expectations, coaching and training toward performance, and giving and receiving feedback.
  • Comfort with and skilled in public speaking.
  • Strong member service orientation with the ability to maintain diplomacy, and negotiate successfully at all levels of management.
  • Strong relationship-building skills with a demonstrated ability to understand the behavior, needs and concerns of others and use this knowledge to effectively work in teams or build collaborative relationships.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to interpret information from diverse sources and draw meaningful conclusions that inform the organization’s strategies.
  • Ability to lead on database and business tool solutions that support a full understanding of member engagement.
  • Fluent in technology platforms including Microsoft Office, G Suite; proficient with databases and communications platforms. Experience with Salesforce, a plus.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in program development, fundraising/donor engagement or membership engagement.
  • Four-year college degree – or demonstrated complex analysis, writing, and project management skills equivalent to higher education.
  • Experience in nonprofits and a demonstrated understanding of the philanthropic sector, Philanthropy New York’s mission, and membership structure.
  • Experience contributing to an organization’s growth and transformation on issues of racial equity.
  • Experience working with donors, foundations, or volunteers a plus.

How To Apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter via email to employment@philanthropynewyork.org. We will not consider applications without a cover letter. In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • What skills, competencies and experience would you bring to the role?
  • Tell us about your experience building relationships with key stakeholders and developing and executing engagement strategies.
  • What appeals to you about working at Philanthropy New York?

Please note that due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates.  We will be directly in touch with candidates for first round telephone interviews.

Philanthropy New York is committed to creating a more equitable workplace.  We value diversity and are dedicated to the recruitment, inclusion and retention of people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

New York, NY (can work remotely)

Director of Philanthropy, Compassion & Choices

The Organization

Compassion & Choices works nationally to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. Compassion & Choices envisions a society where everyone receives state-of-the-art care at the end of life, and a full range of choices for dying in comfort, dignity and control. We engage our mission through three main pillars of service: end-of-life consultation, educational programs, and legislative/legal advocacy. Compassion & Choices is leading the way nationwide in our efforts to make medical aid in dying a legal and acceptable option for terminally-ill, mentally competent adults.  We are taking a multi-prong approach–legislation, litigation, and ballot initiative—to assure that we bring end-of-life options to everyone.

Position Overview

The Director of Philanthropy position is responsible for the management and oversight of the major and principal gifts program for the organization.  This position will work with gift officers to oversee the identification, cultivation and solicitation of major and principal gifts (gift of $10,000 and above).  This position will manage three full-time Philanthropy Gift Officers based across the country.  This position will also have a portfolio  of donors  in the northeast and will be responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting five and six figure gifts  with an emphasis on the New York tri-state area.  The ideal candidate must have a track record of soliciting and closing major and principal gifts, an understanding of moves management and demonstrated experience developing long term philanthropic relationships while consistently meeting fundraising goals.  Experience managing staff is required.

This is a full-time, remotely-located, paid position reporting to the Chief Development Officer. Compensation offered will be commensurate with experience.

We offer excellent benefits including employer-shared medical and dental insurance premiums, employer-paid short- and long-term disability, life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance, flexible spending account for medical and child care, commuter pre-tax benefit, eligibility to participate in 401K with generous 5% employer match and 100% vested at time of eligibility, 11 paid holidays, 17 PTO days first year, and floating holidays.

Primarily, the person in this position:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 70-80 current donors utilizing moves management to renew and increase giving.
  • Work with the chief development officer, program staff and other leadership to begin and maintain a fast pace of cultivating and soliciting gifts from current and prospective donors both of their own and working with gift officers to ensure the renewal and upgrade of all major and principal gifts. .
  • Work with organizational leadership and current supporters to identify new prospects in the northeast capable of making major or principal gifts.
  • Coordinate and manage  local events and activities that engage current and prospective donors.
  • Collaborate with the program team on overall fundraising opportunities within the region.
  • Manage three regional Philanthropy Officers responsible for closing major and principal gifts across the country.
  • Track and ensure the effective cultivation and renewal of all major and principal  gifts.
  • Manage and ensure the proper cultivation and process for qualifying and disqualifying prospective major donors.
  • Develop short term and long term goals to grow the major gift program that motivates donors to give and increase their giving over time.

The candidate will contribute by employing and role-modeling key processes and programs that support an office-wide emphasis on collaborations, efficiencies and metrics/performance based outcomes.

Education and Experience:

  • B.A. in Business, Marketing, Communications or Non-Profit Management– or an equivalency of related experience and/or education may be considered.
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in nonprofit development, event planning, marketing, communications, or high-end sales (or equivalent combination of experience and education) including a minimum of 6 years of direct fundraising experience, ideally raising gifts of $100,000 or more.
  • Experience managing multiple employees.

Skills: 

  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • High level attention to detail; ability to meet all deadlines.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and reports. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from donors. Ability to effectively present information to donors, volunteers, organizational management, and public groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

How To Apply

Email current resume and cover letter as one combined PDF document to: Jobs@CompassionAndChoices.org.

In the subject line of your email, indicate “Last_First Name, DOP 03-2021”. In your cover letter, please (1) indicate how your personal philosophy aligns with our mission, (2) provide a brief summary of your directly related experience, and (3) provide your salary expectation (with a specific amount/range vs ‘negotiable’).

Questions about the position may be directed to:  Jobs@compassionandchoices.org.

Norfolk, VA

”Director
Director for Social Media and Marketing, Hampton Roads Community Foundation

The Organization

The mission of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is to make life better in Hampton Roads through leadership, philanthropy, and civic engagement. We began in 1950 as The Norfolk Foundation with total donations of $2,350. Despite the city-focused name, we were always regional -- giving scholarships and grants across southeastern Virginia to ambitious students and essential nonprofits.

Position Overview

POSITION: Director for Social Media and Marketing

FUNCTIONAL AREA: Communications

SUPERVISOR: Vice President for Communications and Marketing

STATUS: Full-Time [with in-office requirement]

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

ESTABLISHED: April 2, 2021

DESCRIPTION 

A restructured position for the Hampton Roads Community Foundation (“HRCF” or “Foundation”), the Director for Social Media and Marketing (“Director” or “D-SMM”) works closely with the Vice President for Communications and Marketing in implementing a comprehensive, multi-dimensional marketing and communications strategy for positioning the Foundation as the region’s premier charitable giving partner for donors and as an indispensable thought leader and community partner for advancing the region’s economic vitality.  The Director is especially adept at digital and social media, and their growing intersection with traditional media, in organizational branding.  The Director reports to the Vice President for Communications and Marketing, serving as his/her/their primary team member in delivering a robust, audience-focused communications program for the Foundation.

The Director believes in the vision, mission, and values of the Foundation and supports the 2018-23 Strategic Roadmap as the guidepost for realizing them.  S/he/they also subscribes to HRCF’s Commitment to Racial Equity Statement and the underlying tenets of its 2020-23 Racial Equity Plan.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Under the guidance of the Vice President for Communications and Marketing, helps to adapt and disseminate stories and messages across a variety of platforms—both electronic-based media (such as website, e-news, blogs, social media, and video) as well as print-based media (such as print publications, advertising, and other traditional media).

2. Supports the implementation of HRCF’s communications plans with community-focused strategies that deepen relationships with key stakeholders, strengthen community participation in Foundation-sponsored programs and initiatives, and promote the HRCF brand.

3. Assists with communications plans, public relations, special projects, and events by creating, curating, and producing written, visual, and digital content.

4. Manages, maintains, and monitors digital media platforms, including websites, social media, and related software applications and programs.

5. Maintains relationships with members of the news and niche media to help promote HRCF as a resource on a variety of topics, pitching stories and assisting with media coaching as needed.

6. Uses the data analytics of HRCF’s communications platforms to help inform on-going communications and marketing strategy.

7. Collaborates with the vice presidents for Grantmaking, Donor Engagement, and Development to advance and improve communications with and for their respective constituents.

8. Performs additional duties as assigned by the Vice President for Communications and Marketing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

General

1. Clear understanding and belief in the mission of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

2. Cultural competence, with demonstrated ability to understand, collaborate, and navigate cross-cultural differences.

3. Commitment to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion.

4. At least 5-7 years of work experience, preferably in non-profit communications or related fields.

5. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field from a regionally accredited institution.

Technical

6. Demonstrated expertise in using new and traditional media, along with an interest in exploring and learning to use emerging technologies and software applications.

7. Experience creating compelling content across multiple platforms.

8. Exceptional verbal and writing skills, with the demonstrated ability to listen reflectively, draw out a subject, and discern and share what is pertinent. Feature writing experience is a plus.

9. Accuracy and impeccable spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

10. Familiarity with area media outlets, including online news sources.

11. Demonstrated ability to grasp complex ideas rapidly, finding ways to share and make them meaningful and interesting to various audiences.

12. Detail-oriented, with exceptional organizational skills, a strategic nimbleness, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize amid a demanding workload and often inflexible deadlines.

Interpersonal

13. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with such diverse constituencies as donors, board members, grantees, the media, and the public.

14. Professional and personal ethical standards above reproach.

15. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues in a small, fast-paced work environment that depends on collaboration.

16. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality, be the consummate professional, and use good judgment.

17. Openness to learning and constructive feedback, with a willingness to share ideas.

18. Sense of humor.

Technology

19. Excellent computer and technology skills, especially digital, mobile, video, photo as well as databases.

20. Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and Cloud, email marketing and survey programs, and Apple McIntosh applications.

21. Experience with relational databases.

22. Demonstrated adeptness with the technology of today’s work environment and a proven ability to maintain a working knowledge of deployed work-specific equipment and software once adequately trained.

PERIODIC POSITION REVIEW

The position of Director for Social Media and Marketing is a restructuring of the Director for Multimedia Communications position established in January 2017.  It continues to reflect the Foundation’s expanding communications platforms and work in community engagement under new vice-presidential leadership.  This job description was developed by the Vice President for Communications and Marketing and was subsequently approved by the President and CEO on April 2, 2021.

How To Apply

To Apply for This Position:

  • Submit a cover letter, résumé and salary requirements online at hamptonroadscf.org.
  • Please do not mail, fax or email your résumé. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
  • Review of applications will begin on April 27, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted virtually in May.

Philadelphia, PA

Vice Dean for Advancement, University of Pennsylvania

The Organization

The University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities.

Teaching students across all 12 Penn schools, the academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.

Position Overview

Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, the largest of the University’s academic divisions, is seeking a Vice Dean for Advancement (VDA). Reporting to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and the University’s Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Vice Dean provides strategic leadership for a comprehensive advancement program participating in the academic, financial, and physical planning of the School of Arts and Sciences while serving as a member of both the Dean’s and the Senior Vice President’s senior management teams.

The VDA will oversee a coordinated advancement program and manage a team of 36 that annually raises up to $75 million. The School is close to completing its $550 million goal as part of the University’s $4 billion Power of Penn Campaign. Along with dollars raised in Penn’s Making History Campaign, SAS has raised close to $1 billion since 2007.

Bringing experience in providing leadership to, and management of both the communications and philanthropy of a School-based advancement program, the successful candidate will be polished, passionate, and possess exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as demonstrate a personal commitment to service and diversity.

How To Apply

To learn more or apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/2202724

Philadelphia, PA

Director, Watershed Protection Program, William Penn Foundation

The Organization

The William Penn Foundation (WPF) was founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas and  today is one of the country’s largest private foundations with over $3 billion in assets, $125 million in annual grants, and a staff of 40. The Foundation is a vital part of the civic life in Philadelphia, one of the country’s largest and most historic cities, with grantmaking that extends to the multi-state region that surrounds it.

WPF’s current core strategies include:

• Creating the conditions that will support and sustain clean water in the four-state Delaware River watershed;

• Increasing the number of low-income children receiving a high-quality education;

• Fostering a vibrant city through support of arts and culture organizations, arts education programs, and great public spaces. The Foundation  is governed by  third and fourth generation family members and public directors selected for their professional and civic expertise.

More information may be found at https://williampennfoundation.org/

Position Overview

The William Penn Foundation, a $3 billion family philanthropy based in Philadelphia, seeks a Director of its Watershed Protection Program. With approximately $30 million in annual grantmaking, the Program is dedicated to protecting and restoring the water quality of the Delaware River, which is the source of drinking water to more than 15 million residents. The Director reports to the Foundation’s Executive Director and oversees a lean program staff of four in pursuit of three core strategies: A Watershed Wide strategy that addresses four priority threats to the watershed; a strategy focused on Targeted Sub-

The William Penn Foundation, a $3 billion family philanthropy based in Philadelphia, seeks a Director of its Watershed Protection Program. With approximately $30 million in annual grantmaking, the Program is dedicated to protecting and restoring the water quality of the Delaware River, which is the source of drinking water to more than 15 million residents. The Director reports to the Foundation’s Executive Director and oversees a lean program staff of four in pursuit of three core strategies: A Watershed Wide strategy that addresses four priority threats to the watershed; a strategy focused on Targeted Sub-Watersheds of critical importance to the river basin; and a Constituency Building strategy to foster equitable public access to and engagement with the rivers and streams in the watershed.

This important role calls for a seasoned strategic thinker and a results-oriented team leader with a sense of urgency about the Foundation’s work. Very strong communication, thought leadership, and team building skills are required as is a deep, proven commitment to values of equity and inclusion. Candidates should be broadly knowledgeable about environmental and conservation issues and sensitive to the challenges of driving change on the ground. While the direct focus of this grantmaking is regional, its influence on the field is national, and the Director represents the Foundation to partners and stakeholders within the Watershed and well beyond.

As the Watershed Protection Program approaches the end of its current 10-year strategic plan, the new Director will play a key role in stewarding Board and staff through an intensive program review and refinement, setting the stage for the Program’s next decade of impact and influence.

How To Apply

The Foundation is working with the national search firm, Isaacson, Miller on this recruitment.  For a full position description and to apply, contact the search firm in confidence at:  www.imsearch.com/7843 .  The Foundation welcomes and strongly encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in the philanthropic sector, including BIPOC candidates and persons with non-traditional work and educational experience.

Princeton, NJ

Assistant Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Organization

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 strengthen our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. With a career at RWJF, you will make a difference.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; the Foundation), 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 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 strengthen our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. With a career at RWJF, you will make a difference.

Position Overview

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; the Foundation), 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 Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

Reporting to the senior vice president (SVP), Program, the assistant vice president (AVP) is a key partner with program leadership in the Robert Wood Foundation’s efforts to promote fair and just opportunities for health and well-being in the United States. The AVP will provide leadership to identify and advance strategic objectives and manage and guide operations.

As with staff at all levels of the Foundation, AVPs are expected to demonstrate a passionate commitment to equity and to the Foundation’s mission and Guiding Principles.

Job Responsibilities

  • Integrate an emergent approach to learning and strategy evolution for optimum outcomes, centered on advancing health equity.
  • Work with program leadership and senior management in developing departmental policies and approaches.
  • Represent the Foundation on program theme strategies.
  • Represent the SVP and the program department, by networking, coordinating, and promoting RWJF activities with external organizations and partners.
  • Aprove grants up to $2,000,000 in collaboration with the SVP, following Foundation program policies.
  • Identify barriers and work closely with various units (Grants Management, Finance, Law, etc.) to implement process change and improve operations.
  • Participate in various decision-making and information-sharing committees and groups, representing Program.
  • Provide input, guidance, and counsel on management issues.
  • Manage theme-staffing activities.
  • Mentor and coach staff.
  • Help with production and editing of written program communications to the Board of Trustees.
  • Plan and manage the program and administrative budget.
  • Work with Research-Evaluation-Learning to oversee and coordinate learning experiences for staff.
  • Coordinate learning site visits.
  • Serve as interim director as needed and assigned.
  • Work on selected programming, as applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision, and alignment with our values.
  • Facilitate emergent approaches to learning and strategy evolution for optimum outcomes, centered on advancing health equity.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion with successful experience fostering an inclusive environment; working as part of a multidisciplinary team; and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Completion of an advanced degree (e.g., MA, MPH, MBA, MPA) and minimum seven to ten (7–10) years of relevant experience, including in a complex managerial and leadership role. A terminal degree in health or public health, or health care related field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Understanding of strategic communications tactics; strong written and verbal skills; demonstrated persuasive and respectful presentation skills—for communications with internal leadership, external high-level stakeholders, and people from communities with whom we are working—to reach on a range of complex issues. This also includes a sense of how and when to employ communications tactics strategically. Able to thoughtfully manage upward communication.
  • Experience handling multiple priorities; can organize time; responsibilities and policies for team members; ability to understand and work with team members in the Foundation’s organizational structure; must understand and work within set decision-making roles.
  • Manage and react to confidential information with discretion and sound judgment with capability to maintain professional conduct and demeanor at all times, exhibiting high levels of emotional intelligence.
  • Experience and skill in complex project management.
  • Experience creating and managing complex budgets.
  • Must be creative, flexible; able to work independently and in teams to think imaginatively about opportunities; to create and respond to new approaches to addressing an issue; to inspire others to work toward achieving collective, shared goals.
  • Interpersonal skills; collegial, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, grantees, consultants, external funders, and others who contribute to program development and management.
  • Exhibits maturity and sound judgment. Ability to make decisions, justify recommendations, and be responsive and clear.
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and other office or project management efficiency software or systems.
  • Comfortable using social networking tools to further RWJF’s work.
  • Ability to travel; including applicant and grantee site visits and representing the Foundation at outside meetings.

How To Apply

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. For more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply click here or visit www.rwjf.org/employment.  The application deadline is April 25, 2021.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. For more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply click here or visit www.rwjf.org/employment.  The application deadline is April 25, 2021.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Raleigh, North Carolina

Director, Communications, John Rex Endowment

The Organization

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Director, Communications

LOCATED IN:  Raleigh, North Carolina

ABOUT JOHN REX ENDOWMENT

The John Rex Endowment is a private philanthropic foundation that supports an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives. The John Rex Endowment was created in 2000 as the result of the purchase of Rex Healthcare by the University of North Carolina Health Care System. The foundation is governed by a 13-person Board of Directors and managed by a staff of 5 employees. Together, they oversee an operating budget of $1.2 million and financial assets of $80 million. The John Rex Endowment makes grant awards of $2-$3 million annually, with between 30 and 60 grants active at a time.

In 2018, John Rex Endowment adopted its current Strategic Roadmap, which confirms the foundation’s role in building the effectiveness of non-profit organizations and shaping policy at the community and system level so Wake County children and their families are safe, healthy, and living to their full potential. The Endowment has made a commitment to incorporate a racial equity lens in all of its work, learning and developing the capacity to make intentional efforts to meet the needs of all children and families in Wake County.

To learn more, visit the John Rex Endowment website.

THE OPPORTUNITY & NATURE OF WORK

The Director, Communications will guide and execute a strategy for all John Rex Endowment communications, including internal and external marketing, branding, public relations activities, and support for program and advocacy initiatives.

The Director, Communications is a new role that reports to the President & CEO. The Director, Communications will join a team committed to making a difference through philanthropy. The successful candidate will be self-starting and an effective collaborator who works well with small teams and shared decision-making, embraces change, is passionate about child well-being, and is excited about the future of the John Rex Endowment. The successful candidate will have a clear commitment to equity and understand the importance of centering equity to achieve the mission of the Endowment.

Major responsibilities of the Director, Communications include (but may not be limited to):

·         Lead marketing and public relations efforts to increase awareness of key focus areas including child well-being, advocacy, racial equity, and nonprofit capacity building.

·         Develop and implement brand strategy to reflect and clearly articulate the Endowment’s Strategic Roadmap and priorities.

·         Establish key messaging for the Endowment; work with the staff and board to ensure the foundation maintains a consistent voice within the community.

·         Develop, implement, and manage an annual communications plan and budget to support the Endowment’s priorities and focus areas.

·         Evaluate the effectiveness of communications strategies in support of the Endowment’s goals.

·         Stay abreast of issues and trends that relate to the work of the Endowment and its partners; curate content and share with the board, staff, partners, and other interested parties.

·         Manage external communications, including social media, website, newsletter, print and electronic collateral, and media interaction; maintain and educate staff and board on talking points.

·         Create, or delegate and oversee the creation of, external content in the form of articles, interviews, videos, reports, social media posts, statements, speeches, presentations, and emails.

·         Support the board and staff in preparing programmatic materials such as requests for proposals, presentations, grant recommendations, reports, and memos.

·         Work with the staff and board to ensure effective communications to support programmatic efforts.

·         Ensure the appropriate processes, software, and other resources are in place to properly support the successful implementation of the communications strategy.

·         Source and manage relationships with consultants, contractors, vendors, and other resources required to carry out duties.

·         Ensure equitable policies and practices are in place for all aspects of areas of responsibility.

·         Represent John Rex Endowment in the community.

Position Overview

SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS, AND ATTRIBUTES OF THE DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS

The Director, Communications must demonstrate a firm commitment to and passion for the mission of the John Rex Endowment.  In addition, the individual should possess a myriad of attributes, skills, and qualifications among those listed below:

·         Director-level leadership experience in a communications role (that includes a combination of marketing, advertising, brand management, and public relations functions), with direct responsibility leading the development and implementation of overall communications strategy

·         Experience working in foundation, non-profit, human/social services agencies, and/or government entities

·         Excellent writing and editing skills

·         Experience with website management, content development, and social media platforms

·         Experience in media relations and working with print, radio, television, and online media

·         Experience telling the stories of diverse communities, and working under the leadership of and collaborating with black and brown communities

·         Experience leading advocacy campaigns and implementing communications strategies to support advocacy efforts

·         Proven ability to express thoughts, perceptions, and ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to project confidence and knowledge when speaking publicly

·         Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver against deadlines while maintaining the flexibility necessary to adapt, respond, and meet the needs of the organization

·         Great attention to detail and a willingness to “get in the trenches” to achieve goals

·         Demonstrated ability to develop positive, productive professional relationships with diverse stakeholders

·         An understanding of issues and policies affecting children in Wake County and surrounding areas; knowledge of the agencies and institutions involved in child well-being in Wake County and North Carolina

·         Entrepreneurial mindset with demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, while also implementing tactically

·         Enthusiastic approach to work, with the humility and attitude to work effectively in a team environment and contribute to team building and culture

·         Collaborative and creative nature with an approachable demeanor

·         Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office

·         Bachelor’s degree in a communications-related field or equivalent experience

How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS

Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC, is conducting this search in partnership with the John Rex Endowment. To apply, click on the link to the Director, Communications position profile at ArmstrongMcGuire.com/apply. You will see instructions for uploading a cover letter, resume, and professional references.  Please provide all requested information to be considered; failure to do so will remove you from the process. In case of any technical problems, contact staci@armstrongmcguire.com. No phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email or directly from third-party posting sites.

Salary is commensurate with the requirements of the position and begins in the $80K range. Benefits include medical, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance; pension and 403(b) retirement plans; accrued vacation and sick time; 10 paid holidays; and a charitable matching program.

The John Rex Endowment actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. The John Rex Endowment is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

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Black Led Movement Fund Program Officer, Borealis Philanthropy

The Organization

About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Position Overview

Program Officer
Reports to (Title): Program Director
Department: Programs
Full-Time and Remote
Salary : $86,000-$107,000

About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

About Black Led Movement Fund 

For generations, Black-led social justice institutions have been under-resourced and their leaders have not received the support to develop professionally and personally. As a new generation of leaders shapes the conversation about race, criminalization, and gender-based violence in America, the Black-led Movement Fund (BLMF) has developed a coalition of donors and grant partners to transform systems of oppression by supporting intersectional Black-led organizing and institutions to build and activate bases of power within local communities. This work is facilitated through direct grantmaking, capacity building, movement-wide support, donor development and education, and coordination with other philanthropic partners to help resource the movement.?

Unique and Preferred Capacities for the Black Lead Movement Fund Program Officer 

  • Has resourced, supported or worked (volunteer or in a professional capacity) within BIPOC and LGBTQ movements
  • Existing relationships throughout Black-led and/or other grassroots movement organizations
  • Training and meeting/ group facilitation experience
  • Understanding of organizational development practices and capacity building strategies especially for historically under-resourced Black-led organizations

Our Values 

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, Boldness

JOB OVERVIEW 

The Program Officer works with the Program Director in the overall design and implementation of programming, grantmaking and other program/project activities for the program fund. The Program Officer provides day-to-day oversight of key program and project activities from start to finish.

Under minimal oversight and within overall objectives, the Program Officer resolves complex problems and assess different strategies to enhance program process and systems for consideration.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY JOB OUTCOMES 

  • In partnership with the Fund Director, plan, design, and implement program(s), including managing day-to-day grantmaking, grantee capacity building, and program operations
  • Supervises senior program associates and or program associate(s)
  • Create and execute program work plans
  • Advise constituents on issues affecting programs and maximize impact of programs to ensure strategy goals are achieved
  • Assist with identifying opportunities internally and externally to strengthen partnerships, collaborate to refine program related processes and systems to best support program objectives.
  • Manage the grantmaking process for the fund including design of LOI/RFPs, reviewing proposals, reports, and participating in grantmaking decision conversations.
  • Partner with program associates to implement grantmaking processes
  • Serve as principal contact and communicator to grant partners
  • Work in partnership with the Fund Director to prepare proposals, written summaries, reporting, and other communication materials to donors or prospective donors.
  • Facilitate at program related events and co-facilitate at donor related events
  • Gather data, perform analysis, and prepare reports on program/project information and activities for stakeholder audiences including donors and grant partners.
  • Research and track updates on emerging trends in philanthropy, advocacy, policy, and other relevant program topics
  • Collaborate with team members and external constituents to support program objectives
  • Be an ambassador for Borealis’ culture and values; align outcomes, practices, and communications within the organization’s culture
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

  • High school diploma with nine years of related experience; Bachelor’s degree in related field with five years (5) of experience preferred; or a combination of education and experience
  • Five (5) years of grantmaking experience preferred
  • Experience using systems and tools such as Salesforce, Google Suite, Slack
  • Demonstrated project management skills and a successful track record of leading multiple projects including planning, organizing, directing, supervising and accomplishing the goals of a program(s)/project(s) requirements and activities to meet objectives within schedules and budgets.

COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/Behavioral Attributes)

  • Excellent communications skills and experience designing/developing communications products in a variety of formats
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, solution development, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated experience working and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Ability to interact and network effectively with all levels of staff, including senior leadership
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and to think conceptually, strategically, and learn quickly
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adhere to project plans, and work on several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to identify and mitigate risks to the program

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This job operates in a virtual office environment with frequent national travel.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment, and the employee is generally subjected to long periods of sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:  Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [HR@borealisphilanthropy.org]. 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. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

How To Apply

Please apply via the careers page: https://borealisphilanthropy.org/careers/

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Communications Director, Borealis Philanthropy

The Organization

About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Position Overview
Communications Director
Reports to (Title): President
Department: Communications
Full-time and Remote
Salary: $118,000-$148,000

About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Our Values 

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity Boldness

JOB OVERVIEW 

Borealis Philanthropy seeks a visionary, experienced, and values-based Director of Communications (Director) with a commitment to racial and social justice. The Director will develop and lead Borealis’ strategic communications work, amplifying our donor collaborative funds and telling the story of our unique approach to people-powered philanthropy. The ideal candidate has experience across disciplines, including some combination of strategic communications, media, journalism, data, and visual design, as well as experience in social movements and philanthropy. They are a natural connector – of people, issues, stories, and learnings, and will use this super power to elevate the voices and visions of Borealis’ grantee partners. We are looking for a strong team player who is excited to dream, build, and sustain with us, and who brings a low-ego, high-impact approach to the work.

The Director will have the opportunity to build and manage a small communications department, as well as external vendors, to support Borealis’ strategic communications goals. The ideal candidate has 10+ years of communications and high-level strategy experience and will be a senior member of the Borealis team.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY JOB OUTCOMES 

  • Hold the vision, strategy, and leadership for communications across the organization
  • Strengthen Borealis’ brand and messaging in service of deepening and expanding donor partnerships, amplifying grantees’ work and stories, and influencing the philanthropic field to center the experiences of those most impacted by injustices
  • Oversee press strategy and expand Borealis’ national presence to reflect our growth and the outsized impact our grantees have had across movements
  • Serve as a strategic thinker, content creator, and thought partner to Borealis’ program staff and leadership
  • Be a partner to organizational leadership in managing internal communications across departments
  • Lead communications work across Borealis’ collaborative funds, including messaging, collateral, video, etc. (Note: The Director will build a team, including a new role who will eventually take over as the lead to supporting fund-specific communications)
  • Hire and manage a stellar, values- and impact-driven communications team, as well as a team of communications consultants
  • Develop a dynamic mission-focused communications strategy and identify opportunities to expand and communicate Borealis’ grantmaking initiatives
  • Support the President in representing the organization as needed to existing and potential funders, foundations, government officials, media relations, etc.
  • Consult with program staff to identify goals and monitoring plans to strengthen impact of communications
  • Manage resources, remove barriers, provide creative solutions to staff to achieve goals and objectives for effective communication
  • Coach, manage performance, influence, and leverage staff to execute programs/projects within parameters including quality, timelines, and cost
  • Support Borealis’ culture and values; align outcomes, practices, and communications within organizational culture
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as communications marketing journalism, English, business, or public relations
  • Five (5) years of previous supervisory experience
  • Ten (10) years of experience in content development, managing multiple media platforms including social media, website, blogs, etc.

 COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/Behavioral Attributes) 

  • Exceptional written and verbal skills, writing and editing skills and the ability to translate messaging from multidisciplinary teams into compelling stories and targeting diverse audiences
  • Ability to manage change, work under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously both strategic and tactical
  • Ability to work collaboratively and execute strategies
  • Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis using software tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience training and mentoring diverse participants
  • Experience with and a deep commitment to racial and social justice
  • Management experience, including creating a professional environment with team members that is collaborative, values-driven, and results-oriented
  • Excellent project management skills – from the visioning phase, to clarifying roles and timelines, to execution
  • Creative thinker who is, at the core, a communicator, but who is influenced and knowledgeable of a variety of disciplines including graphic design, learning and evaluation, and digital media

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

This job operates in a virtual office environment with frequent national travel.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment, and the employee is generally subjected to long periods of sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:  Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [HR@borealisphilanthropy.org]. 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. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

How To Apply

Please apply via the careers page: https://borealisphilanthropy.org/careers/

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Director of Racial Equity in Journalism Fund, Borealis Philanthropy

The Organization

About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Position Overview
Director of Racial Equity in Journalism Fund
Reports to (Title): Deputy Director of Programs
Department: Programs
Fulltime and Remote
Salary: $102,000-$127,000

About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

About the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund 

The Racial Equity in Journalism Fund (REJ) was launched in 2019 at Borealis with the goal to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of news organizations led by and for people of color to provide relevant, accurate information to increase civic engagement in the communities they serve. People of color-led news organizations, in particular those led by Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous people, lack the capital and multiple streams of revenue to build infrastructure and resources that ensure their longevity in the field, as well as their ongoing growth and innovation. This donor collaborative fund seeks to address the gap in capital and resources faced by these organizations.  Recognizing organizational development and technology improvements are critical for the success of people of color-led media, the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund provides both general support and capacity building resources to invest in the long-term sustainability of its grantees.

Unique and preferred capacities for REJ Fund Director 

  • Experience in media/journalism as a funder, practitioner, capacity builder, particularly on the business and technology side
  • Networks in key communities (South, Latinx, Midwest, Native/Indigenous) with media and journalism
  • Strong communication skills as a presenter and facilitator

Our Values 

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, Boldness

 JOB OVERVIEW 

The Program Director provides leadership and strategy in all aspects of planning, executing, and tracking one or more programs/projects with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. The Program Director develops and implements program strategies, including fundraising, donor engagement/relationship, grantmaking, and capacity building/technical assistance to grantees. This position leads, hires, coaches, and provides direction to staff to execute outcomes within budget and in a timely manner.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY JOB OUTCOMES 

  • Provide program leadership, strategy and design regarding all aspects of program management, grantmaking process and activities, donor relations, and fundraising
  • Translate donor needs into effective strategies and action plans and monitor and evaluate operational effectiveness
  • Support cross-fund prospective fundraising conversations and opportunities in partnership with the Development Director
  • Drive program planning and execution in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders other team members
  • Manage financial and other resources, remove barriers, provide creative solutions to staff and external stakeholders to achieve program goals
  • Coach, manage performance, influence, and leverage staff to execute programs within parameters including quality, timelines, and budget.
  • Supervise the fund program officer
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with finance and other team members regarding grant and program review, budget and compliance
  • Review reports, analyze data, and evaluate information to mitigate risk, educate, and inform appropriately
  • Serve as principal point of contact for program(s), build and maintain relationships with prospective grantee partners, grantees, and other constituents
  • Manage all donor engagement including preparing and facilitating donor meetings, webinars and donor engagement events in partnership with the Development department.
  • Manage all fund related fundraising activities including writing proposals, reports, and meeting with donor prospects in partnership with the Development Director
  • Participate in public engagements and communication to represent the program including sector related conferences/events, blogging, media interviews, grantee learning and engagement events, external workshops etc.
  • Model Borealis’ culture and values through values-based behaviors, and aligned outcomes, practices and communication with all stakeholders internal and external.
  • Other duties as assigned

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Eight (8) years of experience in program management; five (5) years in philanthropy as a grantmaker in-field level or social movements preferred
  • Five (5) years of experience leading and supervising staff
  • Five (5) years of fundraising experience
  • Experience facilitating group conversations of varying sizes

COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/Behavioral Attributes) 

  • Excellent communications skills and experience designing/developing communications products in a variety of formats
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, solution development, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated experience working and building relationships with clients and stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Ability to interact and network effectively with all levels of staff, including senior leadership
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and to think conceptually, strategically, and learn quickly
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adhere to project plans, and work on several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to identify and mitigate risks to the program

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

This job operates in a virtual office environment with frequent national travel.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment, and the employee is generally subjected to long periods of sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:  Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [HR@borealisphilanthropy.org]. 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. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

How To Apply

Please apply via the careers page: https://borealisphilanthropy.org/careers/

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Director of Racial Equity Initiatives, Borealis Philanthropy

The Organization

About Borealis Philanthropy

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Position Overview
Director of Racial Equity Initiatives
Reports to (Title): Deputy Director of Programs
Department: Programs
Full-time and Remote
Salary : $102,000-$127,000 

About Borealis Philanthropy

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

About Racial Equity Initiatives

The Racial Equity Initiatives Director leads two funds in the initiative, Racial Equity to Accelerate Change (REACH) and the Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund (REP)

The Racial Equity to Accelerate Change (REACH) Fund invests in racial equity practitioners to support nonprofit organizations with learning and strategy to integrate racial equity into their institutional policies, practices, culture, services, and programs. The REACH Fund directly resources practitioners to provide racial equity consultative services to nonprofit organizations.

The Fund prioritizes investment in practitioners who have a body of work around racial equity by resourcing their time and expertise to develop and scale tools and strategies for the benefit of the nonprofit sector. The Fund will also support cross-sharing, learning, and innovation among practitioners. Doing so will lift up promising practices, case studies, strategies, frameworks, and tools that facilitate nonprofits’ capacity to have a greater impact on addressing racial inequities, internally in their organizations and externally in program and service delivery.

The Racial Equity in Philanthropy (REP) Fund is a donor collaborative fund housed at Borealis Philanthropy which focuses on advancing racial equity within the philanthropic sector. The REP Fund invests in philanthropy serving organizations to inform, educate, and equip funders to integrate racial equity policies and practices into their grantmaking and programs. The Fund’s vision is to normalize grantmaking strategies that prioritize structural change and contribute to ending racial disparities. The REP Fund provides general operating, project support, and capacity-building grants to philanthropic-serving organizations. The REP Fund offers leadership enhancement, peer learning opportunities, and thought partnership support to grantees outside of grantmaking dollars.

Unique and preferred capacities for REI Director:  

  • Has an in depth understanding of racial equity principles and practices
  • Has a strong network in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors

Our Values 

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, Boldness

JOB OVERVIEW

The Program Director provides leadership and strategy in all aspects of planning, executing, and tracking one or more programs/projects with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. The Program Director develops and implements program strategies, including fundraising, donor engagement/relationship, grantmaking, and capacity building/technical assistance to grantees. This position leads, hires, coaches, and provides direction to staff to execute outcomes within budget and in a timely manner.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY JOB OUTCOMES 

  • Provide program leadership, strategy and design regarding all aspects of program management, grantmaking process and activities, donor relations, and fundraising
  • Translate donor needs into effective strategies and action plans and monitor and evaluate operational effectiveness
  • Support cross-fund prospective fundraising conversations and opportunities in partnership with the Development Director
  • Drive program planning and execution in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders other team members
  • Manage financial and other resources, remove barriers, provide creative solutions to staff and external stakeholders to achieve program goals
  • Coach, manage performance, influence, and leverage staff to execute programs within parameters including quality, timelines, and budget.
  • Direct supervisor for the fund program officers
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with finance and other team members regarding grant and program review, budget and compliance
  • Review reports, analyze data, and evaluate information to mitigate risk, educate, and inform appropriately
  • Serve as principal point of contact for program(s), build and maintain relationships with prospective grantee partners, grantees, and other constituents
  • Manage all donor engagement including preparing and facilitating donor meetings, webinars and donor engagement events in partnership with the Development department.
  • Manage all fund related fundraising activities including writing proposals, reports, and meeting with donor prospects in partnership with the Development Director
  • Participate in public engagements and communication to represent the program including sector related conferences/events, blogging, media interviews, grantee learning and engagement events, external workshops etc.
  • Model Borealis’ culture and values through values based behaviors, and aligned outcomes, practices and communication with all stakeholders internal and external.
  • Other duties as assigned

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Eight (8) years of experience in program management; five (5) years in philanthropy as a grantmaker in-field level or social movements preferred
  • Five (5) years of experience leading and supervising staff
  • Five (5) years of fundraising experience
  • Experience facilitating group conversations of varying sizes

COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/Behavioral Attributes) 

  • Excellent communications skills and experience designing/developing communications products in a variety of formats
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, solution development, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated experience working and building relationships with clients and stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Ability to interact and network effectively with all levels of staff, including senior leadership
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and to think conceptually, strategically, and learn quickly
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adhere to project plans, and work on several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to identify and mitigate risks to the program

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

This job operates in a virtual office environment with frequent national travel.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment, and the employee is generally subjected to long periods of sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:  Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application orDirector interview process, please contact [HR@borealisphilanthropy.org]. 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. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

How To Apply

Please apply via the careers page: https://borealisphilanthropy.org/careers/

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Disability Inclusion Fund Program Director, Borealis Philanthropy

The Organization

About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Position Overview
Program Director
Reports to (Title): Deputy Director of Programs
Department: Programs
Fulltime and Remote
Salary  $102,000-$127,000

 About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

About the Disability and Inclusion Fund 

The Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) is a donor collaborative fund that supports U.S. groups run by and for disabled people to lead transformational change. The fund is supported by the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy, which is comprised of foundation presidents who are committed to disability inclusion as part of improving diversity, equity, and inclusion within philanthropy. The guiding values of this fund are aligned with several principles of disability justice including intersectionality, leadership of those most impacted, and cross-movement solidarity. The fund strives towards movement funding that is accountable to the disability rights movement. Involvement of those most impacted by injustice and/or exclusion in strategies to advance justice and inclusion forms a core practice for this fund.

Unique and preferred capacities for DIF Director 

  • In-depth Understanding of the disability justice and disability inclusion principles
  • Networked with the disability justice and inclusion field and organizations


Our Values 

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, Boldness

JOB OVERVIEW 

The Program Director provides leadership and strategy in all aspects of planning, executing, and tracking one or more programs/projects with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. The Program Director develops and implements program strategies, including fundraising, donor engagement/relationship, grantmaking, and capacity building/technical assistance to grantees. This position leads, hires, coaches, and provides direction to staff to execute outcomes within budget and in a timely manner.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY JOB OUTCOMES 

  • Provide program leadership, strategy and design regarding all aspects of program management, grantmaking process and activities, donor relations, and fundraising
  • Translate donor needs into effective strategies and action plans and monitor and evaluate operational effectiveness
  • Support cross-fund prospective fundraising conversations and opportunities in partnership with the Development Director
  • Drive program planning and execution in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders other team members
  • Manage financial and other resources, remove barriers, provide creative solutions to staff and external stakeholders to achieve program goals
  • Supervises the fund program officer
  • Coach, manage performance, influence, and leverage staff to execute programs within parameters including quality, timelines, and budget.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with finance and other team members regarding grant and program review, budget and compliance
  • Review reports, analyze data, and evaluate information to mitigate risk, educate, and inform appropriately
  • Serve as principal point of contact for program(s), build and maintain relationships with prospective grantee partners, grantees, and other constituents
  • Manage all donor engagement including preparing and facilitating donor meetings, webinars and donor engagement events in partnership with the Development department.
  • Manage all fund related fundraising activities including writing proposals, reports, and meeting with donor prospects in partnership with the Development Director
  • Participate in public engagements and communication to represent the program including sector related conferences/events, blogging, media interviews, grantee learning and engagement events, external workshops etc.
  • Model Borealis’ culture and values through values based behaviors, and aligned outcomes, practices and communication with all stakeholders internal and external.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Eight (8) years of experience in program management; five (5) years in philanthropy as a grantmaker in-field level or social movements preferred
  • Five (5) years of experience leading and supervising staff
  • Five (5) years of fundraising experience
  • Experience facilitating group conversations of varying sizes

COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/Behavioral Attributes) 

  • Excellent communications skills and experience designing/developing communications products in a variety of formats
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, solution development, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated experience working and building relationships with clients and stakeholders
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Ability to interact and network effectively with all levels of staff, including senior leadership
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and to think conceptually, strategically, and learn quickly
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adhere to project plans, and work on several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to identify and mitigate risks to the program

 WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

This job operates in a virtual office environment with frequent national travel.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment, and the employee is generally subjected to long periods of sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:  Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [HR@borealisphilanthropy.org]. 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. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

How To Apply

Please apply via the careers page: https://borealisphilanthropy.org/careers/

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Executive Assistant, Borealis Philanthropy

The Organization

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Our Values 

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, Boldness

Position Overview
Executive Assistant
Reports to (Title): President
Department:  Executive
Employment Classification:  Full-time and Remote
Salary $62,000-$78,000

 About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Our Values 

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, Boldness

 JOB OVERVIEW 

The Executive Assistant performs a variety of administrative duties including calendar management, organizes meetings, plans events, and other initiatives and assignments to support the management team and Board of Directors.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY JOB OUTCOMES 

  • Plan and schedule appointments, meetings, travel, catering, and      retreats
  • Serve as a liaison between the board and management, coordinate meeting logistics, communications, and take committee meeting notes
  • Cultivate relationships with external stakeholders and their administrative support
  • Prepare materials, agendas, meeting reminders and transcribe and distribute notes
  • Draft, gather, or edit correspondence, letters, emails, and other documents on behalf of management
  • Maintain files, corporate documents, records, and other information of special interest
  • Perform routine task such as filing, forwarding and distributing correspondence, and submitting expenses on behalf of management
  • Receive calls and other correspondence and respond or distribute appropriately
  • Conduct research, compile data and information for consideration
  • Support Borealis’ culture and values; align outcomes, practices, and communications within organizational culture
  • Serve as a backup to Operations Coordinator, participate in special projects, and other duties as assigned

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma with five (5) years of experience supporting senior management positions; Associate’s degree preferred
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office software

 COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/Behavioral Attributes) 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and commitment to confidentiality
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and deadlines with strong attention to detail

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This job operates in a virtual office environment with frequent national travel.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment, and the employee is generally subjected to long periods of sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:  Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [HR@borealisphilanthropy.org]. 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. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

How To Apply

Please apply via the careers page: https://borealisphilanthropy.org/careers/

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Operations Director, Borealis Philanthropy

The Organization

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Our Values

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity Boldness

Position Overview

Director of Operations
Reports to (Title): Managing Director
Department: Operations
Employment Classification: Fulltime and Remote
Salary : $118,000-$148,000 –

About Borealis Philanthropy 

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Our Values

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity Boldness

JOB OVERVIEW 

Leads the core operational team at Borealis, including grants management, CRM software and data collection, technology, and office management. Provides the strategic direction for internal operational systems and internal communication platforms; ensuring that systems are in line with organizational values and that platforms are equitably accessible. Partners across departments to ensure that the grantmaking process, data collection and reporting systems, technology platforms, and overall office management meet the needs of multiple internal and external stakeholders.?

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY JOB OUTCOMES 

  • The Operations Director collaboratively leads design, implementation and evaluation of processes and systems to increase operational effectiveness and efficiency for Borealis and facilitates internal communication and connectedness for the virtual staff team.?
  • Designs and leads strategy and improvement efforts in our grant making processes so that we can quickly disburse grants, efficiently track their progress, and improve our practices by actively listening to grantees
  • Works closely with the programs department to ensure that the grantmaking process meets the needs of funds, grantees, and donors.
  • Oversees organization-wide technology systems and digital security.
  • Ensures that there are updated operational policies, systems, resources, and training for security, safety, and emergency protocols.?
  • Identifies and champions opportunities for streamlining and improving technology, including integration across applications, workstream efficiencies, and internal communication platforms.?
  • Supervises staff in the operations department (Operations Coordinator, Database Administrator, Grants Officer).
  • In partnership with the President, HR and the Management team, develops policies and procedures, ensuring they are accessible, equitable, documented, and up to date.
  • Develops and manages the Operations department’s annual work plan and budget, manages contracts with consultants and vendors.
  • Oversees virtual and physical office administration, safety and accessibility of the virtual office environment and operational support for staff, events, and meetings.
  • Manages organizational memberships held by the Operational Department

 EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management, IT, or related field.?
  • Ten (10) years of experience in operations and systems management for a nonprofit or philanthropic institution.
  • Three (3) years experience with grants management and database administration, preferred.
  • Technologically savvy, experience with SalesForce, G Suite, and MacOS required; experience with the following systems preferred: Slack, Asana, Zoom, Mailchimp
  • Five (5) years of previous supervisory experience including managing a team.

COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/Behavioral Attributes) 

  • Proven leadership experience with strong management skills, including the ability to coach, direct and inspire diverse staff towards a common goal.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, excellent organizational skills, careful judgement, and an enterprise leadership perspective
  • Systems thinker and builder, with the ability to solve complex problems
  • Able to apply the lens of disability justice, racial justice, language justice, and gender justice to this work
  • Collaborative leader who builds brides across differences
  • Ability to manage change, work under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously both strategic and tactical

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

This job operates in a virtual office environment with occasional local and regional travel.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment, and the employee is generally subjected to long periods of sitting, typing, and working at a computer.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:  Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [HR@borealisphilanthropy.org]. 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. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

How To Apply

Please apply via: /https://borealisphilanthropy.org/careers/

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Racial Equity in Journalism Fund Program Associate, Borealis Philanthropy

The Organization

About Borealis Philanthropy

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Position Overview

Program Associate
Reports to: Program Officer
Department: Programs
Employment Classification: Fulltime and Remote
Salary: $50,000-$63,000

 About Borealis Philanthropy

As a philanthropic intermediary, Borealis Philanthropy builds bridges between funders and organizers by creating opportunities for impact-driven investment in movements building a future that serves all of us.  We connect Grantmakers to organizations that share their mission. We team with philanthropy to conceive, develop, and implement grantmaking initiatives that resource the many innovative organizations within each of our respective grantmaking funds. Through our collaborative funds, we create opportunities for donors to learn from the organizers on the ground and provide resources to leaders, organizations, and movements pursuing transformational change. In partnering with philanthropy, we remove barriers to funding for grassroots organizations and invest in intersectional movement work across communities so that they have the resources they need to thrive.

Our Values 

Responsiveness, Racial Equity, Trust, People-Centered, Curiosity, Boldness

 JOB OVERVIEW

The Program Associate supports programming, administration, grantmaking, and other operational activities for program funds.  In addition, the Program Associate participates in the cultivating relationships, corresponding and fielding inquiries, and conducting research on topics for new studies, drafting proposals, and identifying potential donors/grantees, etc.?

Under clearly defined guidance and direction of a program officer, the Associate solves routine problems and maintains processes and procedures to ensure effective and efficient operation of programs and fund related projects.

FUND OVERVIEW

The Racial Equity in Journalism Fund (REJ) was launched in 2019 at Borealis with the goal to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of news organizations led by and for people of color to provide relevant, accurate information to increase civic engagement in the communities they serve. People of color-led news organizations, in particular those led by Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous people, lack the capital and multiple streams of revenue to build infrastructure and resources that ensure their longevity in the field, as well as their ongoing growth and innovation. This donor collaborative fund seeks to address the gap in capital and resources faced by these organizations.  Recognizing organizational development and technology improvements are critical for the success of people of color-led media, the Racial Equity in Journalism Fund provides both general support and capacity building resources to invest in the long-term sustainability of its grantees.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / KEY JOB OUTCOMES 

  • Provide administrative, logistics, booking accommodations, scheduling, notetaking and planning/coordination support for program projects, such as meetings, trainings, and webinars
  • Track and organize grantee applications and reports and serve as the liaison with grants management to ensure implementation of grantmaking processes
  • Assist with drafting, reviewing and organizing communications to internal and external audiences
  • Maintain and organize program files, gather analytics, and monitor program deliverables
  • Coordinate cross-functionally to administer contracts, process invoices, honorariums, etc.
  • Assist with researching and tracking updates on emerging trends in philanthropy, advocacy, policy, and other relevant program topics
  • Maintain and support the development of tools and resources for program use
  • Collaborate with team members and external constituents to support program objectives
  • Support Borealis’ culture and values; align outcomes, practices, and communications within the organization’s culture
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Manage and organize Fund databases – maintain updated contact lists for donors, grantees Fund collaborative partners
  • Maintain calendar of Fund deadlines, such as reporting and proposal deadlines to donors
  • Monitor and organize database of online news and stories about Fund grantees
  • Monitoring Fund general email inbox and respond to general inquiries from potential grantees

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

  • High school diploma: Associates degree preferred.
  • One-year of experience administering multiple projects/programs; 3 years of experience preferred
  • High level of proficiency using systems and tools such as Salesforce, G-Suite, Asana and other project and client management tools

COMPETENCIES (Knowledge, Skills & Personal/Behavioral Attributes) 

  • Ability to organize work, manage time, and build relationships
  • Good communication, (written and verbal) and entrepreneurial skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Excellent attention to detail and commitment to quality

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This job operates in a virtual office environment with occasional local and national travel.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment, and the employee is generally subjected to long periods of sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items up to 25 pounds.

Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:  Borealis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [HR@borealisphilanthropy.org]. 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. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

How To Apply

Please apply via the careers page at https://borealisphilanthropy.org/careers/

Remote

Strategy Officer, Employer Aligned Credential Programs, Lumina Foundation

The Organization

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

Lumina is working with partners to design a learning system that gives every person—regardless of race and ethnicity, income, or other socioeconomic factors—the opportunities that only education and training after high school can provide. To achieve our mission, we work with governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations to bring about widespread change. Our work relies on strategic communication, empowering leaders who can bring about change, policy outreach to state and federal officials, investments in proven and promising practices, and targeted efforts to measure and evaluate progress.

Lumina Foundation has a passionate and committed staff and is among the nation’s top private foundations, with an endowment in excess of $1.2 billion.

Position Overview

Purpose

The Strategy Officer for Employment Aligned Credential Programs works with the director to implement and oversee a portfolio of grants and contracts designed to increase the quality and availability of sub-baccalaureate credentials offered through community and technical colleges that can lead to well-paying jobs and career advancement. This includes efforts to better leverage partnerships between community colleges, business leaders, and other stakeholders to ensure that credentials align with labor market demand, while ensuring that such efforts specifically expand opportunities for adults of color. The ideal candidate will have direct programmatic and/or policy experience in advancing employment aligned credentials through community colleges, and should have working knowledge of national, state, and institutional efforts that support such credentials.

This position works in a collaborative and integrated manner within the Learning and Work division as well as across all other areas of the foundation to ensure that the goals of Lumina’s Strategic Plan are realized, and to assist the nation in making significant improvements in credential attainment.

The Role

• Commitment to Equity: Strategy Officers advance Lumina’s commitment to ending  systemic racism and barriers to learning beyond high school for Black, Latino and Native American individuals.  Officers will further Learning and Works’ specific practices that promote racial and ethnic diversity in hiring, contracting, grantmaking, inclusive decision making, and achieving fair and just outcomes arising from the department’s exercise of its duties and responsibilities and effectively communicate Lumina’s commitment to internal and external partners

• Strategy Conceptualization & Leadership: Manage an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts through the lifecycle, proactively addressing questions and concerns, and communicating with director on ways to support, enhance, or pivot in strategy execution.

• Strategy Analysis and Synthesis: Analyze and synthesize information across a variety of sources, and then make recommendations to the Strategy Director and executive team member about the design, development, and piloting of new initiatives; partner on integrated strategy approaches that aim to scale promising practices.   Likewise, Strategy Officers need to have the critical thinking skills necessary to extract key lessons from past or current work, and to use those learnings to both shape and inform future work. Finally, Strategy Officers must be strong writers who can both review and revise incoming material, as well as convey their thoughts and Lumina’s key messages in a clear and articulate manner.

• Portfolio Design and Management: Responsible for leveraging existing relationships with trusted colleagues and cultivating new partnerships to develop a portfolio of grants and contracts related to the assigned strand of work. Assist in the evaluation of grant proposals and monitoring of grantee performance. Analyze key developments and lessons learned from grants and contracts, as well as within the field. Share that analysis both within the Learning and Work team and the wider Foundation, as well as with external partners and audiences where appropriate. The portfolio of grants and contracts must expand the availability of employment aligned credential programs through community and technical colleges. The Strategy Officer must constantly stay abreast of key issues and players in the field in order to assess how the portfolio can be enhanced.

• Integration and Collaboration: Collaborate in an intentional and forward-thinking way with colleagues across the organization to maximize the impact of the Foundation’s resources. Examples include working closely with Strategic Impact to develop metrics and targets to ensure grants and contracts are designed to produce results, with Stakeholder Engagement so that convenings are used as a key tool to advance strategic priorities, and with Impact Ventures to explore alternative ways of supporting mission-aligned efforts. Importantly, the Strategy Officer will deeply engage his or her supervisor consistently for feedback, guidance, and alignment.

Education/Experience

• Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• At least five (5) years of experience working in community colleges, industry associations, workforce development, economic development, nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors.

Skills, Competencies and Characteristics

• Ability to learn quickly and connect learning to ongoing conversations related to the assigned body of work.

• Ability to demonstrate how best to use the Foundation’s resources to ensure the policies and practices envisioned in the current Strategic Plan are aligned with Lumina’s principles of learning and credentialing.

• Ability to make decisions in concert with others without complete information and to thrive in an outcomes-oriented, continuously evolving work environment in which thinking beyond the curve is encouraged.

• Project management skills with demonstrated ability to execute and follow through to achieve intended results, by following through on commitments, prioritizing work, and managing time and resources well.

• Experience building and managing diverse networks that support efforts to produce systemic change.

• Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate accurately, effectively, and in ways appropriate to different audiences.

• Strong writer, with the ability to review, revise and synthesize a variety of information and help connect the Foundation’s work to broader discussions within the higher education landscape.

• Ability to manage internal and external constituents, projects, and budgets.

• Analytical, problem-solving, and research abilities and an ability to coordinate with researchers and program evaluators.

• Capable of applying adaptive problem-solving skills in response to unforeseen challenges and new assignments.

• Ability to prioritize a wide range of duties and responsibilities, organize tasks, and remain flexible to changing and multiple requests.

• Ability to work collegially and diplomatically across the organization and audience groups, with an ability to resolve any conflicts.

• Exercise sound judgment in handling sensitive or confidential information.

• Ability to use technology effectively, including databases, spreadsheets, Microsoft Office 365 products such as Outlook and Word, Salesforce, WebEx and Yammer.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

• Work is performed in an office environment, mostly sedentary.

• Visual and auditory acuity for extensive use of various forms of technology.

• Currently Lumina staff are not traveling. When travel resumes- this position travels 10-20%, including overnight stays.

This Position Summary is only a summary of the typical job functions, not an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, and may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

How To Apply

Applicants should send to the e-mail address below:
•a letter of interest, and
•a resume as an attachment outlining experience relevant to the position.

Amber Shelton
Human Resources Manager
lfecareers@luminafoundation.org

Remote

Strategy Officer, Participation, Lumina Foundation

The Organization

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

Lumina is working with partners to design a learning system that gives every person—regardless of race and ethnicity, income, or other socioeconomic factors—the opportunities that only education and training after high school can provide. To achieve our mission, we work with governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations to bring about widespread change. Our work relies on strategic communication, empowering leaders who can bring about change, policy outreach to state and federal officials, investments in proven and promising practices, and targeted efforts to measure and evaluate progress.

Lumina Foundation has a passionate and committed staff and is among the nation’s top private foundations, with an endowment in excess of $1.2 billion.

Position Overview

Purpose

The Strategy Officer for Participation works with the director to implement Lumina’s strategy, approach, and portfolio of grants and contracts designed to increase enrollment and re-enrollment in AA degree and short-term credential programs. The strategy officer should have practical expertise in effective approaches to identifying, informing, engaging, and enrolling students in high-quality programs, well designed to promote credential attainment.  The officer should also have insight into innovative marketing strategies, behavioral barriers to enrollment, and best practices in student advising and navigation.  In addition, the officer should be conversant with an array of strategies and reforms that address equity, quality, scale, and innovation to dramatically increase the enrollment, persistence, and completion of postsecondary credentials, particularly for learners of color and adults.

This position works in a collaborative and integrated manner within the Learning and Work division as well as across all other areas of the foundation to ensure that the goals of Lumina’s Strategic Plan are realized, and to assist the nation in making significant improvements in credential attainment.

The Responsibilites

• Commitment to Equity: Strategy Officers advance Lumina’s commitment to ending  systemic racism and barriers to learning beyond high school for Black, Latino and Native American individuals.  Officers will further Learning and Works’ specific practices that promote racial and ethnic diversity in hiring, contracting, grantmaking, inclusive decision making, and achieving fair and just outcomes arising from the department’s exercise of its duties and responsibilities and effectively communicate Lumina’s commitment to internal and external partners

• Strategy Conceptualization & Leadership: Manage an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts through the lifecycle, proactively addressing questions and concerns, and communicating with director on ways to support, enhance, or pivot in strategy execution

• Strategy Analysis and Synthesis: Analyze and synthesize information across a variety of sources, and then make recommendations to the Strategy Director and executive team member about the design, development, and piloting of new initiatives; partner on integrated strategy approaches that aim to scale promising practices.   Likewise, Strategy Officers need to have the critical thinking skills necessary to extract key lessons from past or current work, and to use those learnings to both shape and inform future work. Finally, Strategy Officers must be strong writers who can both review and revise incoming material, as well as convey their thoughts and Lumina’s key messages in a clear and articulate manner.

• Portfolio Design and Management: Responsible for leveraging existing relationships with trusted colleagues and cultivating new partnerships to develop a portfolio of grants and contracts related to the assigned strand of work.  The portfolio must either directly lead to an increased number of enrollments or facilitate a change in conditions that will likely lead to the increased enrollment and re-enrollment in AA degree and/or short term credential programs.  The Strategy Officer must constantly stay abreast of key issues and players in the field in order to assess how the portfolio can be enhanced.

• Integration and Collaboration: Collaborate in an intentional and forward-thinking way with colleagues across the organization to maximize the impact of the Foundation’s resources. Examples include working closely with Strategic Impact to develop metrics and targets to ensure grants and contracts are designed to produce results, with Stakeholder Engagement so that convenings are used as a key tool to advance strategic priorities, and with Impact Ventures to explore alternative ways of supporting mission-aligned efforts. Importantly, the Strategy Officer will deeply engage his or her supervisor consistently for feedback, guidance, and alignment.

Education/Experience

• Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• At least five (5) years of experience working with postsecondary providers to improve outcomes for Today’s Students. Applicants with backgrounds in higher education, healthcare, workforce development, education sales or some other mix of relevant skills and experience.

Skills, Competencies and Characteristics

• Ability to learn quickly and connect learning to ongoing conversations related to the assigned body of work.

• Ability to demonstrate how best to use the Foundation’s resources to ensure the policies and practices envisioned in the current Strategic Plan are aligned with Lumina’s principles of learning and credentialing.

• Ability to make decisions in concert with others without complete information and to thrive in an outcomes-oriented, continuously evolving work environment in which thinking beyond the curve is encouraged.

• Project management skills with demonstrated ability to execute and follow through to achieve intended results, by following through on commitments, prioritizing work, and managing time and resources well.

• Experience building and managing diverse networks that support efforts to produce systemic change.

• Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate accurately, effectively, and in ways appropriate to different audiences.

• Strong writer, with the ability to review, revise and synthesize a variety of information and help connect the Foundation’s work to broader discussions within the higher education landscape.

• Ability to manage internal and external constituents, projects, and budgets.

• Analytical, problem-solving, and research abilities and an ability to coordinate with researchers and program evaluators.

• Capable of applying adaptive problem-solving skills in response to unforeseen challenges and new assignments.

• Ability to prioritize a wide range of duties and responsibilities, organize tasks, and remain flexible to changing and multiple requests.

• Ability to work collegially and diplomatically across the organization and audience groups, with an ability to resolve any conflicts.

• Exercise sound judgment in handling sensitive or confidential information.

• Ability to use technology effectively, including databases, spreadsheets, Microsoft Office 365 products such as Outlook and Word, Salesforce, WebEx and Yammer.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

•Work is performed in an office environment, mostly sedentary.

•Visual and auditory acuity for extensive use of various forms of technology.

•Currently Lumina staff are not traveling. When travel resumes- this position travels 10-20%, including overnight stays.

This Position Summary is only a summary of the typical job functions, not an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, and may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

How To Apply

Applicants should send to the e-mail address below:
•a letter of interest, and
•a resume as an attachment outlining experience relevant to the position.

Amber Shelton
Human Resources Manager
lfecareers@luminafoundation.org

REMOTE or San Diego, California

Director of Individual Giving, Nature and Culture International

The Organization

Nature and Culture International – About Us 

At Nature and Culture International, we work in close and collaborative partnership with rural and indigenous communities to conserve diverse and fragile ecosystems and develop and support sustainable ways of life. For more than 20 years, we have successfully implemented a locally-based conservation model resulting in the legal protection of more than 21 million acres of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Latin America. In the process, we have helped save thousands of irreplaceable plant and animal species, mitigate climate change through carbon storage and sequestration, and secure clean water and other benefits for hundreds of thousands of people. We have also increased the income of 300 local communities through sustainable development activities.

We have 70 program staff in nine offices in Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico; with additional projects in Bolivia, Colombia, and Brazil through partner organizations. A small international team handles accounting and administration, marketing, communications and development. They are located in Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and the United States (mainly at our US headquarters in San Diego).

Our organizational budget in 2021 is $5.2 million. Since its founding, Nature and Culture has prided itself on its nimble and effective work and entrepreneurial spirit, ushering funds from generous donors, primarily in the US, to protect irreplaceable natural areas in Latin America. Nature and Culture’s philosophy during its first 25 years has been to keep overhead as low as practical to maximize work in the field, racing against the tide of deforestation and habitat destruction.

Nature and Culture’s Values

Our values are important to us. They are core to who we are and we strive to live them in everything that we do.

  • Bottom-up. We pursue conservation that is locally driven, primarily by indigenous and rural communities and subnational governments whom we treat as partners and equals. This means a commitment to active listening. It means promoting a staff culture where everyone (junior and senior staff alike) has a voice.
  • Funds to the field. We recognize that robust administration, financial management, development and marketing are key to our success, and we strive for efficiency with a small international team so we direct the lion’s share of funds to the field where the magic happens.
  • Commitment. Design and implement programs with the long-term in mind to ensure lasting conservation outcomes.
  • Stay agile, innovative and entrepreneurial, adapting effectively to challenges and seizing new opportunities as they arise.
  • Diversity and inclusivity. Include diverse communities and cultures as equal partners in every aspect of our work. Encourage and celebrate diversity among our staff.
  • Adapt and share. Learn from our successes and mistakes and share this learning with others. Remain open-minded to learn from others.

Position Overview

  • Position Summary

Nature and Culture International (Nature and Culture), an international conservation organization, seeks a full-time Director of Individual Giving who is passionate about our mission to conserve biological and cultural diversity in Latin America.

Your Position with Us

As Director of Individual Giving, you will oversee planning and implementation of Nature and Culture’s Individual Giving program, including major, mid-level, and planned gifts, a small but growing annual giving program, and special events and donor tours focused on cultivation and stewardship. The position reports to the CEO whom you will work closely and collaboratively with, particularly on major gifts. You will also work as a team with the Director of Marketing and Director of Foundations and Strategic Partnerships to align strategies, tactics, and messaging and to support and complement each other’s efforts.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsible for ensuring Nature and Culture’s $2.5 million individual giving revenue goal is met in 2021. With input from CEO, other senior staff, and board, you will devise and recommend strategies for
establishing, tracking progress toward, and achieving long-term individual giving growth targets to
support the ambitious program goals in our five-year strategic plan. Specific tasks include:

  • Collaborate with program and marketing / communications staff to develop compelling funding proposals and accompanying informational materials for individual donors that support organizational priorities. This will require both a broad overview and detailed understanding of the organization’s programs and projects.
  • Oversee the annual development and implementation of a detailed individual giving work plan.
  • Identify, qualify, and prioritize prospects through research, screening, and discovery meetings.
  • Create annual goals and an engagement plan for each of Nature and Culture’s major donors and prospects based on organizational priorities, the individual’s interests, history of giving and other relevant criteria.
  • In collaboration with the CEO, successfully engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major donors and prospects (currently about 50 people, with a goal of 150-200). You will be lead staff for a portion of the major donor portfolio and provide logistic (moves management) and tactical support and advice to the CEO when and where he is the lead.
  • Engage, activate, and support the board and other key volunteers as ambassadors, connectors, cultivators, and, where appropriate, askers, for Nature and Culture.
  • Provide support and mentorship to junior development and program staff as appropriate to develop their skills in donor cultivation and stewardship. Currently, this position has no direct supervisory responsibilities. However, that may change as the organization’s needs evolve to meet revenue growth goals. You and the senior staff team will periodically assess ideal staff structure.
  • Oversee content development for all donor-related communications with significant input from Marketing Director, communications, and program staff. These communications will include major and mid-level donor proposals and reports on programs and projects they have helped fund, other donor engagement materials, planned giving materials and annual giving campaigns.
  • Work with CEO to ensure best practices for donor pipeline, cultivation, stewardship, upgrade, and lapsed donor renewal.
  • Make recommendations as to the appropriate CRM (currently Salesforce with 4,800 accounts) to meet Nature and Culture’s needs for major gifts as well as donor acquisition and a robust annual giving program. Once selected, oversee implementation and effective ongoing use of CRM to ensure accurate, actionable data.
  • Develop, track and regularly report on meaningful metrics and milestones to CEO and board to ensure progress toward and attainment of fundraising targets (with willingness and ability to recommend course corrections if needed).

Personal Qualities

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about conservation and other environmental issues.
  • Positive and personable.
  • Highly organized and conscientious with ability to prioritize effectively, juggle multiple
    responsibilities, and meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and entrepreneurial.
  • Strong moral compass; able to maintain highly sensitive and confidential donor information.
  • Committed to fostering an environment of trust, transparency and mutual respect.
  • Appreciation of and sensitivity to a diverse environment, inclusive of staff, donors and partners from many socio-cultural, economic, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least five years related experience.
  • Experience and success building rapport with and maintaining long-term relationships with major and mid-level donors.
  • Experience and success in raising major gifts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a variety of audiences. Includes one-on-one conversations, proposals and reports, and emails.
  • Able to work effectively in a team setting.
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking skills with ability to develop long-term plans, set
    objectives, and track and report on progress towards achieving them.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles, practices, and procedures of charitable giving, particularly in the areas of major gifts, annual gifts campaigns and planned giving.
  • Able to participate professionally in board meetings and support and empower board members on their development-related goals and activities.
  • Travel up to 15% of time, including to Latin America, with occasional late evenings and weekends.

Desired Qualifications

  • Effective leadership, management, and training skills.
  • Experience in coordinating with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.
  • Experience working in Latin America or other culturally diverse settings.
  • Experience in planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
  • Understanding of best practices in non-profit management.
  • Public speaking.
  • Experience with CRMs and other fundraising tools and platforms.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit Letter of Interest, Resume, Professional References, and a short statement about your experiences and perspective on diversity and inclusion and how they will inform your role as Director of Individual Giving. Email all materials to Lauren Alvarez.

San Antonio, TX

Vice President of Development and Chief Development Officer, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The Organization

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), one of six health institutions in The University of Texas System, is the major source of health professions education and life sciences research in South Texas and is a major center for patient care in South Texas. Recognized for the high quality of its teaching, research, and clinical care, UT Health San Antonio has achieved a critical mass of highly talented educators, researchers, and clinicians striving to solve today’s health problems, focusing on disorders prevalent in the South Texas/Border Region and working with promising young people who will become the next generation of health care workers and life science researchers.

Position Overview

The Vice President for Development and Chief Development Officer reports to the President of UT Health San Antonio and serves as principal administrative officer for all development, philanthropy, and donor relations activities of UT Health San Antonio. The VP will serve on the University’s executive leadership team and will partner and work closely with the President, Deans, and other institutional leaders. Interfacing with a diverse society, the VP will develop and manage many prospect and donor relationships, including their own major gifts portfolio.

Seeking a bold visionary with an innovative spirit for a greenfield opportunity, leading a talented team ready for the next level. Bringing professional expertise with new ideas and approaches, the successful candidate will develop and successfully implement a comprehensive and diversified institutional advancement and development program and plans that advance University priorities and the goals of the President to support its mission.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is the University’s policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

How To Apply

To learn more or apply, please contact Libby Roberts, Senior Vice President, LINDAUER,

LRoberts@LindauerGlobal.com, 617 -262-1102 extension 225

https://apptrkr.com/2194906

San Francisco Bay Area

Director of Development, Careers In Nonprofits

The Organization: Careers in Nonprofits

The Director of Development will facilitate and assist in leading the Development team’s fundraising efforts and growth. Reporting to the Chief Development & Communications Officer, you will play a key role within the department and organization by directly managing and leading a team focused on individual giving, managing and maintaining a portfolio of major gift donors, and advising on a growth strategy to increase philanthropic support across revenue channels.

As Director of Development, you will directly lead a team focused on individual giving, donor stewardship, and purposeful events as well as support broader efforts engaging prospects, managing pipelines, creating effective narratives, closing gifts, and executing high-quality cultivation, solicitation and stewardship processes. You will be responsible for making sure that the organization’s individual donor revenue goal of $6M+ annually is met or exceeded, which contributes to the Development Department’s overall annual fundraising goal of $14M+.

You possess top-notch relationship-building and management skills, with an ability to build rapport with staff, donors, volunteers, board members, and partners. You’ll bring a dynamic leadership style and an outcomes-oriented approach to this new role.

Position Overview

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • 7+ years of nonprofit fundraising experience, including experience with and track record of personally closing six- and seven-figure gifts
  • 5+ years of people management experience
  • Ability to successfully work with multiple stakeholders with an eye toward collaboration, alignment, and high service
  • Innovative, results-oriented with strong attention to detail and ability to manage the pipeline process
  • Organized and metrics-driven, flexible and open to trying various approaches, using data to inform strategic direction and decision making
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, confident with public speaking
  • Ability to lead, willingness to be led and comfort with situational leadership; good at listening and giving/receiving feedback
  • Collaborative nature with the ability to work closely with Chief Development & Communications Officer, Development Team, Department Heads as well as with a board of directors to accomplish tasks and initiatives
  • Adherence to the AFP code of ethical standards
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge CRM database helpful
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

How You Will Spend Your Day:

  • Meet or exceed personal revenue goal of between $750,000 and $1.5M annually
  • Lead team of 4-7 direct reports in meeting or exceeding individual revenue team goal of $6M+ annually (supporting efforts to reach or exceed Development team’s goal of $14M+)
  • Develop and execute the overall fundraising strategy in partnership with the Chief Development & Communications Officer
  • Drive individual fundraising activity and manage the team to clear goals and performance metrics
  • Communicate pipeline progress and status to goal to critical stakeholders on a consistent basis
  • Partner with and leverage other departments and individuals to provide training and support to the Development team
  • Use analytics to make data-driven decisions and fine-tune processes
  • Drive team performance, communicating and setting clear goals and expectations
  • Manage team in a collaborative, team-based environment, thinking through individual staff and team’s roles and growth to maximize the philanthropic potential of the organization
  • Embody a leadership style that empowers the strengths of all team members
  • Work closely with organization leadership and relevant functional areas to ensure alignment to goals, strategy, process, and cross-team collaboration

How To Apply

We’d love to hear from you.

If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit a resume to eschelle@cnpstaffing.com with “Director of Development” in the subject line.

Know a friend who would be a great fit? Feel free to send us their resume as well.

Seattle, WA

Business Operations and Finance Manager, ORS Impact

The Organization

About ORS Impact: ORS Impact is a consulting firm that helps clients clarify, measure, and align their social impact outcomes using evaluation, outcomes-based strategy and planning, theory of change, and robust internal MLE (Measure, Learning and Evaluation) systems. We support philanthropies, nonprofits, and government agencies in their most challenging and complex work with our expertise in advocacy and policy change, networks and coalitions, systems change, and initiatives and strategies.

“Impact” is not just part of our name: it is a core value for why we do this work. Implicit in this value is the belief that the world can be more equitable, and that accelerating social progress will lead to better lives for everyone.

These statements, however, do not explicitly address the systems of power that grant privilege and access unequally, particularly based on race, but also based on age, sexual orientation, gender, immigration status, or disability. These systems underlie the issues our clients seek to address and can be perpetuated and strengthened even as well-intentioned people seek to make positive social change.

We believe that diversity makes us stronger. We believe that all people are equal and that holding some groups of people down holds all of us down. We believe that these issues are complex and that we will stumble in our efforts. However, the goal of a more just, fair, and inclusive society requires changing how we work together, how we work with clients, and proactively finding ways for our organization to make a difference in the fight for a more equitable world.

Position Overview

About the Position:   The Operations and Finance Manager is a new role designed to meet the needs of a growing consulting firm. The successful candidate will join an existing two-person Operations team and report to the Vice President of Operations.

The goal of the Operations and Finance Manager is to ensure the smooth running of the business while contributing to a positive culture of equity and inclusion for all employees and clients. This position will play a key role in helping shape the company from an operations perspective as well as being an active participant in ORS Impact initiatives.

The Operations and Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the ORS Impact financial and operational infrastructure are executed appropriately and efficiently in collaboration with the Operations team. This position will utilize excellent communication skills to build and manage both internal and external business relationships to maintain high client satisfaction and a positive work atmosphere. This role will also oversee the documentation of ORS Impact’s processes and controls.

Duties and Responsibilities

It is important to note that the below description of duties and responsibilities will likely evolve and change as the person’s skill sets grow and the demands of the ORS business changes.

Financial Management (30%)

Manages the full spectrum of financial operations within ORS Impact.

  • Maintain all financial and operational aspects in ORS Impact’s back office system, Unanet A/E (formerly Clearview InFocus).
  • Prepare and submit monthly invoices to clients. Tracks and follows-up as needed on client questions about invoices.
  • Perform all accounts receivable and accounts payable duties.
  • Responsible for ORS Impact payroll process with payroll vendor.
  • Coordinate and process all monthly expenses for disbursement.
  • Process all incoming funds via check or electronic transfer.
  • Work with the accountant to ensure monthly controls and filings that include account reconciliations, quarterly and annual tax filings.
  • Assist with the preparation of annual organizational budget, regular variance statements and annual audit including end of year analysis.

Business Management (25%)

Manages most aspects of the ORS Impact internal business infrastructure.

  • Responsible for documenting and maintaining internal policies, controls and processes developed in collaboration with Operations and the ORS staff.
  • Actively apply ORS Impact’s values and commitment to race equity to ORS Impact policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Support the Operations team in rolling out Phase 2 of Unanet A/E.
  • Identifies, evaluates and approves operations vendors that align with ORS Impact’s values in collaboration with the Operations team.
  • Co-lead and maintain vendor relationships including the vendor relationship for IT system and computer management in collaboration with the Operations Coordinator.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the ORS Impact contact database.
  • Oversee the ordering of office equipment and supplies.
  • Support staff meetings where needed.
  • Co-manage the office space with the Operations team.

Client Account/Contract Management (20%)

Manages client contracts in collaboration with Project Directors – from initial project setup to tracking ORS Impact staff time/expenditures/expenses/schedules.

  • Provide financial and operational support to promote Project Director’s successful project execution and client account management.
  • Develop, maintain, amend, review, and close out select client contracts and subcontracts.
  • Provide contract oversight and track contract expenditures including expense reports and billable time records.
  • Manage the contract calendar and deliverables in collaboration with Project Directors.
  • Support high client satisfaction across all segments of the organization and upholds all company standards.
  • Responsible for filing and archived maintenance of ORS Impact client and business data.

People Operations (10%)

Manages and supports HR focused administrative needs across the organization. 

  • Co-lead with the Operations Coordinator the new hire process and intake with the relevant supervisor, including providing new employee orientation.
  • Support identifying and rolling out ORS Impact company benefits offerings.
  • Maintain personnel files in accordance to standard controls.
  • Ensure the accuracy of staff time records including hours worked, PTO/vacation, and other leaves of absence.
  • Engage ORS Impact’s outside HR service provider as needed.

ORS Culture (15%)

Supports an equitable and inclusive workplace at ORS. 

  • Contribute to creating an equitable workplace at ORS.
  • Co-lead the planning and execution of events and gatherings with the Operations team.
  • Actively participate in internal projects and initiatives where appropriate.

Required Qualifications

We are seeking a person that finds joy in their role in operations and customer service. This person ideally would wake up excited and happy to support an organization and staff that align with their values and make a positive impact on the world.

In addition, to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The list below is representative of the knowledge and skills required.

Direct Experience in:

  • Accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, and accounting software required.
  • Client contract management. Legal contract knowledge a plus.
  • Preparing payroll.
  • Highly Proficient in Microsoft Office tools; able to adopt new project management and client relationship management tools. Experience with enterprise software such as Unanet A/E or similar tools a plus.
  • Applying DEI and anti-racism knowledge and skills to operations.
  • Understanding of software and hardware technology a plus.
  • People operations including general understanding of basic human resources administration.

Style/Approach to Business

  • Proactively brings ideas to the team to further embed our commitment towards race equity and reflect our values in our internal practices.
  • Excellent communication and relational skills with both internal staff and external client teams across organizational hierarchies.
  • Communicates sensitive information in a tactful and professional manner.
  • Attentive to detail and ability to prioritize work appropriately in a fast-paced environment; balance client needs and business realities.
  • Prioritizes workflows between different project teams.
  • Professional, flexible, and proactive in dealing with all levels of business from daily support tasks to high-level executive interactions.

Compensation
The target salary for this role is $72,000, depending on experience. In addition, ORS Impact provides a generous benefits package that covers medical, dental, vision and health insurance (only a $60 monthly premium) as well as 15 days vacation, 6 days sick time, 10 paid holidays, 3% SIMPLE IRA match, a technology stipend, professional development support and an ORCA card (when we are in the office).

How To Apply:
As one document, please send your resume and cover letter detailing how your skills and experience align to the position requirements as well as where you heard about the job to careers(at)orsimpact.com by close of business Friday, April 23rd, 2021. In the subject line, please write “ORS Operations and Finance Manager”. We will contact all applicants after the deadline and schedule phone interviews with qualified applicants.

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Deaconess Foundation

The Organization

Deaconess Foundation, President and Chief Executive Officer
St. Louis, Missouri

Deaconess Foundation invites nominations and applications for the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This position calls for a dynamic organizational and philanthropic leader who is a passionate advocate for justice, equity, and child well-being. Deaconess Foundation (“Deaconess” or the “Foundation”) is a grantmaking organization building power for child well-being and racial equity through philanthropy, advocacy, and public policy change. A ministry of the United Church of Christ, Deaconess has invested more than $85 million to improve the health of the St. Louis community since 1998. The Foundation’s advocacy and grantmaking footprint includes St. Louis City, and St. Louis, Jefferson, St. Charles, and Franklin Counties in Missouri; and Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe Counties in Illinois. This is a prime opportunity for the next President and CEO to build on Deaconess’ rich heritage and record of impact in the St. Louis region as well as its burgeoning reputation as an innovator and national leader in responsive philanthropy that is community-rooted and focused on justice and equity.

The ideal candidate will be an inspirational public and organizational leader with a strong track record of experience in grassroots community engagement, organizational capacity building, and leadership development as well as an unwavering commitment to racial justice and economic equity with a focus on children and youth. In its next leader, Deaconess Foundation seeks a President and CEO who is passionate and thoughtful about the unique role advocacy-oriented philanthropy can have in shaping the local, regional, and national conversation about comprehensive child well-being through systems and policy change. This person will serve as a motivating, effective communicator both internally and externally; be committed to and adaptive in their development of people and teams; and advance the creation of efficient operational structures across the organization. The new President and CEO will need to work closely with a diverse and evolving mix of individual and organizational partners across sectors and contexts—from local community members and grassroots organizations to elected officials and national philanthropic leaders—to advance the mission of Deaconess Foundation. For more information about Deaconess Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at: www.deaconess.org.

How To Apply

Deaconess Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. Ericka Miller is leading this search along with Ernest Brooks. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed to the search firm in confidence at:  

www.imsearch.com/7799

Applications and nominations submitted by April 23, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process.

Deaconess Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer with a desire to reflect the population we serve with a diverse workforce.

Troy, MI

American Cities Program Fellow, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 largest private foundations in the U.S. Our staff of over 100 employees works to expand opportunities in America’s cities for people with low incomes. We do this through grantmaking and social investing nationally in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and placed-based work in Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans and other parts of the country.

Our state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting features. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

Position Overview

About the position

The American Cities Fellow will support the American Cities Program in scaling effective community and economic development practices that advance racial and economic equity in cities.  The Fellow will gain experience and insight into institutional and place-based philanthropy, cross-sector collaboration, community and economic development systems, policy and advocacy, and strategies to incorporate equity firmly in community and economic development practice.

The fellowship is a limited-term appointment of two-to-three years and is open to those who have completed a bachelor’s degree. We are most interested in candidates whose education, work or lived experience have brought them knowledge of urban systems, nonprofits, social justice, public policy, economic development or government, and who are committed to racial equity.

This position provides a career development opportunity for an emerging professional as well as added capacity to the American Cities Program.

Primary responsibilities

·       Provides project management support to the Kresge staff who manage the team’s grantmaking initiatives, including project planning, facilitating meetings, collaborating on internal and external communications, and tracking goals.

·       Assists in the team’s review of grant requests, preparation of grant recommendations, and management of its portfolio of grants.

·       Leads special projects as needed.

·       Conducts research and analysis to support the American Cities team strategy, including identifying lessons learned, and determining practices that should be amplified to the field.

·       Prepares materials for internal and external presentations and meetings.

·       Travels to conferences, convenings, and site visits with grantees and funding partners as needed and once coronavirus safety measures allow.

·       Supports the team in embedding racial equity and justice in its grantmaking processes.

 

Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

·       At least two years of experience on relevant issues.

·       Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

·       Strong end-to-end project-management skills that include project initiation, planning, development, and execution.

·       Ability to synthesize large amounts of information.

·       Strong team orientation, including the ability to collaborate effectively within and across teams and departments to reach common goals.

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

·       A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

·       High level of facility with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

 

Application deadline for this position is 11:59pm EST on April 18, 2021.

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.

Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Kresge staff are working remotely, and our Troy and Detroit offices remain closed until further notice. Kresge staff will not be traveling or attending in-person meetings during this time. Thank you for your understanding.

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=338058&source=CC2&lang=en_US

United States

CO-DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS, Justice Funders

The Organization

ABOUT JUSTICE FUNDERS

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

Position Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Co-Director of Leadership Programs is part of a two-person team responsible for co-designing, managing, and growing Justice Funders’ Harmony and Maestra programming alongside their fellow Co-Director of Leadership Programs. Reflecting the organization’s values and practice of collaboration, the Co-Directors of Leadership Programs co-lead the development and implementation of our leadership programming and field engagement opportunities, including, for the Harmony Initiative: (1) leading a leadership development cohort of grantmakers comprised of several multi-day retreats and related cohort support [individual coaching, peer and affinity groups] and (2) designing and leading a new alumni program to engage over 100 former Harmony cohort participants; and, for the Maestra Initiative: (1) Leading programming that supports philanthropic leadership in applying the Resonance Framework—a guide that supports accelerating Just Transition by reducing philanthropic institutions’ extractive practices and increasing regenerative practices; (2) develop Maestra alumni programming; (3) Establishing and nurturing relationships and building with movements creating a regenerative economy; and, (4) Amplifying efforts of regenerative movements and redistributive practices in philanthropy across the broader field of philanthropy.

ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Justice Funders believes in the importance of supporting people along their political journeys as part of a life-long practice.  One of the roles we play within the philanthropic ecosystem is that of a political home for people and institutions working towards a Just Transition. As a political home, we believe it vital to support, connect and accelerate regenerative practices in philanthropy. The Harmony and Maestra initiatives are two vehicles through which we pursue these goals.

Launched in 2015, the Harmony Initiative supports professional grantmakers in strengthening their philanthropic practice and provides cutting edge tools, training and knowledge needed to partner with grassroots communities, select impactful grantees, evaluate social change work, and collaborate in philanthropy. Designed by and for grantmakers, the program’s curriculum follows six common steps in the grantmaking cycle (strategy development; outreach and application; due diligence; making the case; award and implementation; and evaluation and learning) and investigates the competencies needed at each step.

Launched in 2019, the Maestra Initiative is an executive-level program that supports Vice Presidents, Presidents, CEOs, Executive Directors, and Trustees of philanthropic institutions in deepening, adopting, and accelerating their organizational and individual alignment and practice of Just Transition. Grounded in the Resonance Framework, Maestra equips philanthropic leadership with the strategies, skills, and support to guide their organizations through a Just Transition, shifting their practices away from extraction towards regeneration, and aligning practices with the values and needs of the communities they fund.

We are seeking someone with a sharp racial and social justice analysis, who has had opportunity to apply their analysis in coaching and consulting; has experience designing and facilitating trainings; has cultivated interpersonal and self-reflection practices conducive to generative collaborative partnerships; and, is skilled in assembling and managing project teams. The nature of this position necessitates a high-level of responsiveness, organization, and attention to detail. Prior experience in grantmaking is preferred.

Due to concentrations of existing or potential institutional partners, we have a preference for someone based in or near the Boston or New York areas, however, we also invite applications from other locations. This position will primarily work remotely, however, we anticipate that this position will involve travel once it becomes is safe to do so again in the future. The Co-Director of Leadership Programs reports to Lorenzo Herrera, Justice Funders’ Co-Director.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

PROGRAM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION (60%)

Alongside fellow Co-Director of Leadership Programs, co-lead all administration, design, and implementation of the Harmony and Maestra initiatives, including:

  • Establishing programs vision, goals, and activities as part of Justice Funders annual planning process
    • In partnership with movement partners and Justice Funders’ team, continue to refine the strategy and design of Maestra programming to align with the organization’s broader strategy and resource goals, including projected revenue model with a three-year goal for self-sustainability of Maestra
    • Set a sustainable strategy and financial plan for a mix of online and in-person programmatic offerings, including possible region-based cohorts and/or activities, for both initiatives
    • Developing and tracking annual programs budgets
  • Identifying and coordinating support from fellow staff and affiliates
  • Overseeing event logistics
  • Designing curriculum and developing tools based on Justice Funders’ Resonance Framework
  • Developing and facilitating recruitment strategies
  • Co-facilitating leadership cohort retreats
  • Providing 1:1 coaching for cohort programming
  • Coordinating and supporting program Peer and Affinity Groups
  • Engaging in program reflection and assessment through application of Appreciative Inquiry and other asset-based assessment models
  • Co-lead design and implementation of the alumni programming, including creating engagement opportunities for Justice Funders’ program participants as well as ongoing engagement and cultivates organizing opportunities for redistributing control, power, and resources.

CROSS-PROGRAM COLLABORATION AND INTEGRATION (20%)

In partnership with fellow Co-Director of Leadership Programs, collaborate with other program staff to:

  • Create engagement points that (1) meet participants and, if applicable, their affiliated institutions where they are at; and, (2) support their growth in skills and application of Just Transition practices
  • Develop programming that builds on, and supports, existing Harmony, Maestra, and, where applicable, other program strategies
  • Facilitate opportunities for cultivating relationships with program participants
  • Identify opportunities for cross-pollination, alignment, and/or continuity in content and program design

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (15%)

  • Attend Justice Funders’ staff meetings and retreats, culture-building sessions, and political education training
  • Participate in Justice Funders’ Appreciative Inquiry-based Annual Employee Engagement process.
  • With support of Lorenzo Herrera, Justice Funders’ Co-Director, create a professional development plan to support ongoing skill-building and deepening leadership and wellness practices

MOVEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY & FIELD-BUILDING (5%)

  • To facilitate personal accountability and understanding of the impact of choices made by philanthropy, build real and accountable relationships with leaders of frontline organizations
  • Participate in philanthropic field events to amplify grassroots and allied philanthropic efforts that advance equitable practice and facilitate a Just Transition for Philanthropy
  • Work in partnership with aligned funder formations (affinity groups & network) to connect the consulting practice to Justice Funders’ other leadership development programs

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, if necessary, to reflect the needs and goals of the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

This position is a professional, exempt position that requires in-depth knowledge of organizational development and significant education in nonprofit management, organizational development, or related field, or equivalent experience. It is essential that this person have previous experience in philanthropy, consulting, facilitation and training, and project management. If the person invited to serve in this position does not have a coaching certification, this will become one of their immediate professional development goals.

Justice Funders believes that funders are part of the movement for social justice. As such, we believe that funders have a responsibility to organize within the field of philanthropy for increased resources for social justice. In addition to sharing this value, we are looking for someone who has a nuanced understanding of regenerative economies and movement building. This position will be interfacing with donors and philanthropic staff from a variety of institutions. It is critical that this person be skilled in holding space for discovery as well as for challenging conversations. This position will require an ability to meet people where they are and the ability to hold a long-term vision, while making incremental steps.

EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

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

TRAVEL

This position will primarily work remotely, however, once it becomes safe to travel again in the future, the Co-Director of Leadership Programs will be expected to travel for required meetings, conferences, site-based programming, and, if necessary, for other Justice Funders-related purposes.

POSITION TYPE & COMPENSATION

The Co-Director of Leadership Programs is a Full-time, 100% FTE, exempt  position. Annual compensation is $85,000. Benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement, generous vacation time, and paid professional development.

Movement Strategy Center (fiscal sponsor)’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:

  • 20 vacation days leave accrual per year (15 days in the first year of employment due to a mandatory 3 month waiting period before accrual begins)
  • 12 standard holidays, and 2 personal days per year (Personal days are designated as your birthday and hire date anniversary, and need to be used on these dates as required by CA time off laws)
  • 12 sick days leave accrual per year
  • 1-week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service (to be integrated with available state benefits); an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks
  • Medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance coverage for employees and their dependents (the enrollment eligible date is first of the month following 30 days of employment)

Employee contribution is required and further details will be provided upon hire

  • Access to FSA and Commuter Benefits
  • Opportunity to participate in an employer sponsored 403b retirement plan

How To Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE & INSTRUCTIONS

To apply: send a cover letter, resume, and three references to justicefunders@gmail.com with the subject line: “Co-Director of Leadership Programs.” Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Deadline to apply is April 16, 2021.

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

Washington DC; Chicago, IL; or Durham, NC

Senior Director, Advocacy, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

About Arabella Advisors

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

About Arabella’s Managed Organizations Team

Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple nonprofit organizations, including the New Venture Fund, the Windward Fund, and the Hopewell Fund—all 501(c)(3) public charities—and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4).These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview. The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused on conservation, global health and civic engagement.

Position Overview

A strategic leader with deep nonprofit advocacy experience who will propel the next phase of Arabella’s client work

We seek a leader with significant experience leading advocacy initiatives and driving results. In this role, you will help quickly launch, scale, and manage operations for a variety of client philanthropic initiatives, including donor collaboratives, advocacy campaigns, and new nonprofit organizations. You will support client initiative across multiple issue areas. You will also help our team continue to grow and improve: you will use your skills to quickly build internal capacity, systems, and technologies that enable us to more effectively serve the sector.

We seek a leader with experience growing teams and developing team members, a person who combines entrepreneurial spirit with an eagerness to help clients accomplish greater good, and who values integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into every aspect of their work. If you want the opportunity to help lead a fast-growing team that is reshaping the charitable sector, then this job is for you. This is a full-time position.

Essential Responsibilities

Advocacy Leadership (25%)

  • Drive implementation of five-year vision
    • Determine and execute long-term staffing plans, given resources and constraints
    • Partner with technology team to determine technology needs, roadmap and execution
    • Evaluate potential new services or platforms and recommend for implementation
    • Increase team’s proficiency in structuring and ability to efficiently implement new entities and services
    • Collaborate with communications team on communications strategy, planning and execution
  • Oversee team learning to ensure that advocacy team grows in both knowledge/skills as well as in developing new members
  • With legal and compliance teams, assess and manage risk of the managed organizations advocacy compliance policies and procedures, as well as the risk of individual projects and across projects
  • Direct annual planning for advocacy
  • Represent the advocacy team across the firm

Client Services—Advocacy (25%)

  • Oversee the delivery of excellent client services for an advocacy-focused portfolio of donors and fiscally-sponsored projects
  • Lead on structuring entities and services to meet client needs
  • Cultivate strong relationships with clients, donors, and philanthropic partners in the advocacy space
  • Oversee our efforts to provide clients with excellent and responsive service while instilling a culture of compliance
  • Develop agreements, relationships and processes that enable us to provide service to the non-profits we manage
  • Serve as senior strategist for the most complex, important engagements

Management (15%)

  • Supervise mid-level team members with a focus on developing, motivating, and mentoring direct reports
  • Identify rising stars on the team, and support strategies to retain them
  • Identify, recruit, coach and support staff across the team
  • Provide visible leadership to the local office

Strategic Leadership and Organizational Growth (15%)

  • As a member of the Managed Organizations leadership team, contribute to team and organizational strategy, and oversee the achievement of important team objectives
  • Contribute to the team and organization’s significant year-over-year growth by innovating our systems, operations and processes
  • Contribute to the development and management of the team’s ongoing structure, annual objectives, and key business performance metrics
  • Develop and share relevant and valuable expertise

Business Development (20%)

  • Work closely with Managing Directors and other team leaders to inform and support business development
  • Support/participate in structuring discussions for potential clients and projects
  • Maintain familiarity with ongoing relevant sector research and share with team and clients
  • In partnership with BD team, develop and manage relationships with key advocacy external partners, including channel partners, funders, and KSA clients
  • Contribute to thought leadership
  • Represent the firm at conferences and events

 To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • At least 15 years of work experience with steadily increasing job responsibility, including extensive people management experience
  • Deep experience with or understanding of nonprofit (c3 & c4) advocacy compliance
  • Graduate degree in relevant field (e.g., business administration, nonprofit management, or public administration) or equivalent experience in the social sector or in business
  • Deep knowledge of and experience in the social sector.  The ideal candidate has philanthropic or nonprofit experience in an organization that has been advocacy focused or done a great deal of advocacy
  • Significant experience with providing high-quality customer service in fast-paced, sophisticated environments
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing skills, and demonstrated ability to structure large amounts of information into written documents that are clear and easy to understand
  • Ability to manage and lead complex projects, to oversee and delegate to others on the team, and to meet deadlines

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

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

Working with Us 

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

We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our base salaries are based on a blend of similar sized organizations from different sectors, including nonprofits, foundations, and professional service firms. They are also based on local market rates and differentiated by geography. You’ll start with 18  days of vacation, 10 days of personal time, and 20 hours of paid time to volunteer at an organization of your choice. In addition to seven federal holidays, you get to pick four more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday. Our competitive health package includes medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance, and our retirement package includes a 401(k) plan that is fully vested from day one. We also provide funds for professional development, a fitness benefit, and cover part of your personal cell phone plan.

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

How To Apply

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online: https://www.arabellaadvisors.com/careers/open-position/?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a878279a000178288cf916469d&gns=ABFE. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying.  We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and, except in rare circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis, all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position.

Washington DC; Chicago, IL; or Durham, NC

Senior Director, Client Service, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

About Arabella Advisors

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

About Arabella’s Managed Organizations Team

Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple nonprofit organizations, including the New Venture Fund, the Windward Fund, and the Hopewell Fund—all 501(c)(3) public charities—and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4).These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview. The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused on conservation, global health and civic engagement.

Position Overview

A leader with deep experience in the social sector who will oversee and support new and existing client philanthropic initiatives

We seek a leader with a passion for improving and advancing the social sector. You will help quickly launch, scale, and manage operations for a variety of client philanthropic initiatives, including donor collaboratives, advocacy campaigns, and new nonprofit organizations. You will support client initiatives across multiple issue areas. You will also help our team continue to grow and improve: you will use your skills to quickly build internal capacity, systems, and technologies that enable us to more effectively serve the sector.

We seek a leader with experience growing teams and developing team members, a person who combines entrepreneurial spirit with an eagerness to help clients accomplish greater good, and who values integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into every aspect of their work. If you want the opportunity to help lead a fast-growing team that is reshaping the charitable sector, then this job is for you. This is a full-time position.

Essential Responsibilities

Client Service (~60%)

  • Oversee the delivery of excellent client service for donors and non-profit projects while balancing compliance and staffing needs
  • Oversee the development and growth of a new service to high-net-worth individuals
  • Serve as a senior team lead for the most complex, important engagements in our new service and sometimes outside of it; provide expert guidance to clients in the areas of donor and grant/contract management, capacity building, and financial and legal compliance
  • Cultivate strong relationships with some of our most important clients, including the leadership of the non-profits we manage
  • Work with the executive team to help shape and implement practices that help us understand and promote the value and impact of the work with do across our services

Business Development (~10%)

  • Work closely with Managing Directors and other team leaders to inform and support business development for our new service
  • Support/participate in structuring discussions for potential clients
  • In partnership with BD team, develop and manage relationships with key external partners, including channel partners and funders
  • Maintain familiarity with ongoing relevant sector research and trends and share with team and clients
  • Contribute to thought leadership
  • Represent the firm at conferences and events

Management (~15%)

  • Supervise team members with a focus on developing, motivating, and mentoring direct reports
  • Identify rising stars on the team, and support strategies to retain them
  • Identify, recruit, coach and support staff across the team
  • Provide visible leadership to the local office

Strategic Leadership and Organizational Growth (~15%)

  • As a member of the Managed Organizations leadership team, contribute to team and organizational strategy, and oversee the achievement of important team objectives
  • Contribute to the team and organization’s significant year-over-year growth by innovating our systems, operations and processes
  • Contribute to the development and management of the team’s ongoing structure, annual objectives, and key business performance metrics
  • Develop and share relevant and valuable expertise

Senior Director, Client Service, Managed Organizations (Washington, DC)

A leader with deep experience in the social sector who will oversee and support new and existing client philanthropic initiatives

We seek a leader with a passion for improving and advancing the social sector. You will help quickly launch, scale, and manage operations for a variety of client philanthropic initiatives, including donor collaboratives, advocacy campaigns, and new nonprofit organizations. You will support client initiatives across multiple issue areas. You will also help our team continue to grow and improve: you will use your skills to quickly build internal capacity, systems, and technologies that enable us to more effectively serve the sector.

We seek a leader with experience growing teams and developing team members, a person who combines entrepreneurial spirit with an eagerness to help clients accomplish greater good, and who values integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into every aspect of their work. If you want the opportunity to help lead a fast-growing team that is reshaping the charitable sector, then this job is for you. This is a full-time position.

Essential Responsibilities

Client Service (~60%)

  • Oversee the delivery of excellent client service for donors and non-profit projects while balancing compliance and staffing needs
  • Oversee the development and growth of a new service to high-net-worth individuals
  • Serve as a senior team lead for the most complex, important engagements in our new service and sometimes outside of it; provide expert guidance to clients in the areas of donor and grant/contract management, capacity building, and financial and legal compliance
  • Cultivate strong relationships with some of our most important clients, including the leadership of the non-profits we manage
  • Work with the executive team to help shape and implement practices that help us understand and promote the value and impact of the work with do across our services

Business Development (~10%)

  • Work closely with Managing Directors and other team leaders to inform and support business development for our new service
  • Support/participate in structuring discussions for potential clients
  • In partnership with BD team, develop and manage relationships with key external partners, including channel partners and funders
  • Maintain familiarity with ongoing relevant sector research and trends and share with team and clients
  • Contribute to thought leadership
  • Represent the firm at conferences and events

Management (~15%)

  • Supervise team members with a focus on developing, motivating, and mentoring direct reports
  • Identify rising stars on the team, and support strategies to retain them
  • Identify, recruit, coach and support staff across the team
  • Provide visible leadership to the local office

Strategic Leadership and Organizational Growth (~15%)

  • As a member of the Managed Organizations leadership team, contribute to team and organizational strategy, and oversee the achievement of important team objectives
  • Contribute to the team and organization’s significant year-over-year growth by innovating our systems, operations and processes
  • Contribute to the development and management of the team’s ongoing structure, annual objectives, and key business performance metrics
  • Develop and share relevant and valuable expertise

 To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • At least 15 years of work experience with steadily increasing job responsibility, including extensive people management experience
  • Graduate degree in relevant field (e.g., business administration, nonprofit management, or public administration) or equivalent experience in the social sector or in business
  • Deep knowledge of and experience in the social sector. The ideal candidate has philanthropic, nonprofit or consulting experience, and has worked closely with donors in the past
  • Significant experience with business development and providing high-quality customer service in fast-paced, sophisticated environments
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing skills, and demonstrated ability to structure large amounts of information into written documents that are clear and easy to understand
  • Ability to manage and lead complex projects, to oversee and delegate to others on the team, and to meet deadlines
  • Experience with or understanding of DAF rules and regulations, advocacy compliance and/or fiscal sponsorship a significant plus

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

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

Working with Us 

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

We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our base salaries are based on a blend of similar sized organizations from different sectors, including nonprofits, foundations, and professional service firms. They are also based on local market rates and differentiated by geography. You’ll start with 18  days of vacation, 10 days of personal time, and 20 hours of paid time to volunteer at an organization of your choice. In addition to seven federal holidays, you get to pick four more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday. Our competitive health package includes medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance, and our retirement package includes a 401(k) plan that is fully vested from day one. We also provide funds for professional development, a fitness benefit, and cover part of your personal cell phone plan.

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

How To Apply

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online: https://www.arabellaadvisors.com/careers/open-position/?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a878279a0001782882990f4493&gns=ABFE. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying.  We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and, except in rare circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis, all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position.

Washington, D.C.

Strategy Officer - 2, The NEA Foundation

The Organization

The NEA Foundation is a national nonprofit and philanthropic organization that achieves its mission by investing in educators’ leadership, shared learning and collaboration; supporting partnerships that advance the best in teaching and learning; and sharing improvements in education policy and practice resulting from educators’ and organizational partners’ thought leadership.  Its aims are furthered through strategic initiatives, grants programs, fellowship and awards programs, and numerous collaborative efforts.

The Foundation believes that the most innovative and effective policies and strategies emanate from educators engaged in authentic partnership with policymakers, students, parents, and others committed to educational justice, equity, excellence and opportunity.

Position Overview

The NEA Foundation is seeking a passionate, highly skilled and entrepreneurial advocate for public education to join its new Strategy Group as a Strategy Officer.  This individual will assist in furthering existing Foundation programs as well as in the development and implementation of new strategic initiatives to advance the Foundation’s mission to promote the best in public education, particularly educational justice, equity, excellence and opportunity.

The individual filling this position will report to the Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives. The position is based in Washington, D.C. The salary range for this position is $60,000-$80,000.

Primary Responsibilities:

This position will offer the right candidate opportunities to lead and/or support key areas of the Foundation’s work.

Global Learning Fellowship Program Leadership

Serve as lead project and financial manager on the Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship (GLF) program, a 12-month, cohort-based professional development opportunity for K-12 public school educators, managing recruitment, application and review processes.

Facilitate the development and implementation of online and in-person learning opportunities to help each cohort of GLF Fellows develop the skills and knowledge to integrate global competency into their classroom activities. Manage consultants involved in this work.

Collaborate with the Foundation’s senior leadership team and external partners to design dynamic 7- to 10-day global learning field study programs for the GLF Fellows.

Cultivate and engage GLF alumni as advisors and as part of vibrant alumni network.

Design and Administration of Strategic Initiatives

Maintain and share a high level of knowledge of effective strategies and current thinking in the education and social change fields – what works, most effective and innovative ways to support educators and other positive changemakers, and how to implement effective strategies with partners.

Help identify potential strategic investments and partnership opportunities that advance the Foundation’s mission, vision and values.

With the Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives and team, administer assigned initiatives.

Contribute to the team’s development and refinement of criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategy portfolio as well as participate in the evaluation of results.

Strategy Teamwork

Prepare high-quality written materials for Foundation’s management and Board of Directors.

Work closely with the Communications team to identify, produce and/or review editorial content related to funded projects.

Develop and maintain effective professional relationships that advance the Foundation’s programmatic goals.

Help manage work of Strategy Group Assistant and/or interns (in partnership with other strategy officers).

Desired Qualifications & Characteristics

  •  A deep personal interest in and commitment to the NEA Foundation’s mission and values (advancing public education, educator leadership, enhancing the whole child, partnership, the public good and justice).
  • Knowledge of current issues in public education.
  • A demonstrated capacity to advance justice, equity, excellence and opportunity, including racial equity, in a given field, in prior roles.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience and senior leadership in relevant education/nonprofit/philanthropic sectors.
  • Previous grantmaking and grants management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in identifying, assessing, synthesizing, and communicating best practices related to education practice and policy.
  • Experience working on global learning issues or programs.
  • Experience developing and leading educational workshops and events.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with ability to present, facilitate and serve as spokesperson for the Foundation.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills, including exceptional attention to detail, ability to manage multiple relationships and deliverables simultaneously, work independently and follow through in timely manner.
  • Highest level of interpersonal skills including excellent listening, tact, patience, flexibility, courtesy and the ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Ability to travel internationally in alignment with the field study component of the GLF.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to neafhr@nea.org.  Please use Strategy Officer – 2 as the subject line.

Washington, D.C.

Strategy Officer, The NEA Foundation

The Organization

The NEA Foundation is a national nonprofit and philanthropic organization that achieves its mission by investing in educators’ leadership, shared learning and collaboration; supporting partnerships that advance the best in teaching and learning; and sharing improvements in education policy and practice resulting from educators’ and organizational partners’ thought leadership.  Its aims are furthered through strategic initiatives, grants programs, fellowship and awards programs, and numerous collaborative efforts.

The Foundation believes that the most innovative and effective policies and strategies emanate from educators engaged in authentic partnership with policymakers, students, parents, and others committed to educational justice, equity, excellence and opportunity.

Position Overview

The NEA Foundation (the Foundation) seeks a passionate, highly skilled, and entrepreneurial advocate for public education to join its new Strategy Group as a Strategy Officer.  This individual will assist in furthering existing Foundation programs as well as in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to advance the Foundation’s mission to promote the best in public education, particularly educational justice, equity, excellence and opportunity.

The individual filling this position will report to the Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives. The position is based in Washington, D.C. The salary range for this position is $60,000-$80,000.

Primary Responsibilities:

This position will offer the right candidate opportunities to lead and/or support key areas of the Foundation’s work.

Grantmaking

Serve as a lead project and financial manager of the Foundation’s portfolio of grants to individual educators. Manage the related recruitment, application, and review processes, serve as a resource for grantees, manage budgets, review and analyze reports.

 Management of National Awards Programs

Serve as the lead project and financial manager for a high-profile national Awards for Teaching Excellence program, working with affiliates to secure nominations, support applicants, and manage the review, selection and award processes.

 Design and Administration of Strategic Initiatives

Maintain and share a high level of knowledge of effective strategies and current thinking in the education and social change fields – what works, most effective and innovative ways to support educators and other positive changemakers, and how to implement effective strategies with partners.

Help identify potential strategic investments and partnership opportunities that advance the Foundation’s mission, vision and values.

With the Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives and team, administer assigned initiatives.

Contribute to the team’s development and refinement of criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the strategy portfolio as well as participate in the evaluation of results.

Strategy Teamwork

Prepare high-quality written materials for Foundation’s management, Board of Directors, and diverse external partners.

Work closely with the Foundation’s Communications and Development teams to identify, produce and/or review content related to Foundation projects.

Develop and maintain effective professional relationships that advance the Foundation’s strategic goals.

Help manage work of Strategy Group Assistant and/or interns (in partnership with other strategy officers).

Desired Qualifications & Characteristics

  •  A deep personal interest in and commitment to the NEA Foundation’s mission and values (advancing public education, educator leadership, enhancing the whole child, partnership, the public good and justice).
  •  Knowledge of current issues in public education.
  •  A demonstrated capacity to advance justice, equity, excellence and opportunity, including racial equity, in a given field, in prior roles.
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience and senior leadership in relevant education/nonprofit/philanthropic sectors.
  • Previous grantmaking and grants management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in identifying, assessing, synthesizing, and communicating best practices related to education practice and policy.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with ability to present, facilitate and serve as spokesperson for the Foundation.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills, including exceptional attention to detail, ability to manage multiple relationships and deliverables simultaneously, work independently and follow through in timely manner.
  • Highest level of interpersonal skills including excellent listening, tact, patience, flexibility, courtesy and the ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to neafhr@nea.org.  Please use the subject line Strategy Officer – 1.

Washington, DC

Chief Development Officer, WNO, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Organization

About Washington National Opera WNO
Mission Statement: Washington National Opera, as a leader in opera and a flagship of the Kennedy Center, seeks to inspire, connect, and enrich our community, shape the future of opera, and illuminate the American and human experience. We tell timeless stories with programming that excites, entertains, engages, and educates. We are committed to diversity and balance – presenting classic, contemporary, and American works – to broad local, national, and international audiences.

WNO Core Values: Integrity, Excellence, Inclusivity, Innovation, Joy

Founded in 1956 as a modest but intrepid ensemble known as the Opera Society of Washington, Washington National Opera (WNO) is today one of America’s largest opera companies. WNO moved to the Kennedy Center when the Center opened in 1971, and has been in residence there ever since.

Under the leadership of General Director Timothy O’Leary and Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, WNO draws inspiration from a rich legacy built on the values of artistic excellence, engagement with a broad community, and a thriving future for opera and its audiences. As an artistic affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, WNO performs fall and spring seasons in the 2,200-seat Kennedy Center Opera House. WNO also offers performances on Millennium Stage and at other venues at the Center and throughout the city, and offers training, educational, and social impact programs year-round.

WNO’s artistic profile is marked by numerous highlights, including more than 100 new productions of world and American premieres, including the commissioning of 28 chamber operas from diverse contemporary creators through its American Opera Initiative. With a commitment to presenting dramatically compelling works executed at the highest levels of artistry, the company balances the standard repertory with new and infrequently performed works.

In the past decade, the company has stepped into the international spotlight with ambitious projects such as Francesca Zambello’s acclaimed “American Ring Cycle” and the inauguration of wide-reaching education, training, and community engagement programs.  Most recently, a collaboration with the Kennedy Center’s Department of Social Impact and the National Symphony Orchestra led to the creation of The Cartography Project in order to use music as a source of healing and open dialogue. Inspired by the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a visual interpretation of the moral trauma of our history, The Cartography Project seeks to create a musical map of infamous racial incidents across America and use music as both a source of healing and a way to open dialogue about the future of anti-racism.

WNO’s Cafritz Young Artist Program was founded in 2002 and today stands as one of the premier training residencies for artists on the verge of international careers. Beyond the Opera House, WNO engages a broad public. Free and low-cost audience development programs such as Artist Q&As, lectures, master classes, BravO (a discount ticket program for young professionals 40 and under), and partnerships with other local cultural organizations ensure that WNO performances are accessible to all. The company was among the first to simulcast its productions, bringing free opera broadcasts to tens of thousands in an annual program known as Opera in the Outfield, held at Nationals Park. Coupled with award-winning youth education programs serving public schools in the District, Maryland, and Virginia, WNO’s programs are a vital resource not only for opera lovers, but for students and arts educators throughout the metro region.

About The Kennedy Center

“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” – President John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy’s words resonate more strongly than ever for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the twenty-first century. The nation’s performing arts center opened on September 8, 1971, and continues to fulfill President Kennedy’s vision by producing and presenting an unmatched variety of music, theatre, dance, international festivals, special events, and multi-media performances for audiences of all ages. The Center touches the lives of millions of people each year through thousands of performances by the greatest artists and ensembles from across America and around the world. The Center nurtures new work and emerging talent through commissioning and creating performances, broadcasts, and touring productions. And the Center serves the nation as a leader in arts education.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. The Kennedy Center’s Diveristy & Inclusion Council, composed of staff members from various departments across the organization, is committed to guiding and holding the Center accountable in the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the work at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Position Overview

Duties & Responsibilities:

34%   Strategic Planning and Leadership: Serve in a senior leadership role for both the WNO and the Kennedy Center Development teams.  Work with senior colleagues to develop, implement, execute, and evaluate long-term goals and strategies for the WNO and the Kennedy Center Development Department.  Serve as a senior leader in both areas and be able to navigate multiple organizational priorities, goals, and objectives clearly and persuasively.

33%   Management: Direct and oversee the strategy of the WNO fundraising team, comprised of 12 employees, a team within the larger overall Kennedy Center Development Department. This team of 12 is made up of the WNO Individual Giving and Board Relations teams, along with a Corporate Team, and a Foundation/Government Giving Team.  Of these, the WNO Board Relations and WNO Individual Giving teams are under direct supervision of the CDO and comprised of 6 employees. The Corporate and Foundation/Government teams share a portfolio of WNO, NSO (National Symphony Orchestra), and Kennedy Center donors.  Though these two teams are not under direct supervision of the CDO, the CDO works closely with and directs the strategy of the WNO Corporate, Foundation, and Government portfolios. The CDO works with the entire team to produce a high level of performance while creating a culture that emphasizes quality, consistency, and continuous improvement while integrating the WNO Core Values of integrity, excellence, inclusivity, innovation, and joy at the forefront of the team’s daily work.

33%   WNO Fundraising Program: Lead the planning and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program. Establish and measure annual plans, goals, reporting, and performance metrics for the team, aligning the members of the team in support of new and evolving operational strategies and goals.  Develop and recommend annual departmental budgets for revenues and expenses that support the program and contributed revenue goals of the WNO and the Center. Prepare regular fundraising reports for the WNO General Director and KC Senior Vice President of Development and present to the WNO Board of Trustees at quarterly meetings.  Provide oversight of fundraising for mixed used capital fund, endowment, and planned giving campaigns in coordination with WNO and KC colleagues.

N/A   Responds to the needs and requests of WNO and Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner; Adheres to all employer policies and procedures.

N/A   Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Eight to ten years minimum in professional fundraising.
  • Experience managing a dynamic and highly competent fundraising team.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills are imperative.
  • Knowledge of the arts in general, and opera and symphonic music specifically, are strongly preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work with donor databases and a desire for continued learning.
  • The position requires a solid understanding of non-profit accounting standards and practices.

Skills & Knowledge Qualifications:

Interpersonal skills: This position requires an extremely high level of interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communications skills. The ability to relate well in a professional and easy manner to donors of all levels, Board members, and corporate executives, as well as other WNO and Kennedy Center staff members, is critical. The incumbent should be able to create and manage the most aggressive possible fundraising program for the WNO, while simultaneously navigating the highly matrixed nature of the Kennedy Center’s overall institutional fundraising needs.

Decision-making ability, collaboration, and delegation: The position requires regular collaboration with other development managers and other WNO and Kennedy Center staff. The incumbent must have the ability to prioritize work efforts, to clearly and consistently delegate appropriate work to staff, and to ensure that the myriad of details required in any fundraising effort are carefully considered and attended to. The incumbent must have the ability and confidence to work without close supervision, including the ability to foresee development needs.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and on the telephone.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel in order to operate computer keyboard, office equipment, and other essential tasks.  The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch, and reach with hands and arms.  This position infrequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is minimal.

Travel up to 15% may be required.

Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits to all full-time employees including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Leave, and a 403(b) Retirement Plan

How To Apply

Please apply online at www.kennedy-center.org/careers

Washington, DC

Managing Director of Policy, Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF)

The Organization

Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) has been called “the leading voice for Wall Street accountability” in Washington. Help us continue and grow this important work.

Our organization played a leading role in winning passage of the Dodd Frank Financial Reform bill and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and we are continuing the fight to create a financial system that deconstructs systemic racism and inequality and promotes a just and sustainable economy. Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF)’s staff effectively advances the agenda of a coalition of more than 200 consumer, civil rights, labor, community-based, and other organizations, along with academics and other experts, working together to advance this fundamentally important part of the economic and racial justice agenda.

Position Overview

AFREF invites nominations and applications for a Managing Director of Policy. As a key member of the senior leadership team and reporting to the Executive Director, the Managing Director will increase our impact and capacity to drive change. She/he/they will partner with AFREF’s leadership and staff to strengthen our policy analysis and advocacy, build connections between different threads of our work, and will bring an inclusive management style that supports staff members to achieve their highest potential and is grounded in principles of equity and inclusion.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Leading a team of AFREF policy staff; Managing the work of the team to increase coordination of work streams within the team, and across the organization.
  • Providing mentorship and support to policy staff that helps build and sustain a strong culture of inclusion, growth, and performance.
  • Working with the Executive Director, leadership team, and policy staff to develop and implement specific strategies to advance our policy agenda.
  • Contributing to planning and to fundraising for the organization as a whole.

Policy Effectiveness

  • Collaborating with and supporting members of the policy team to produce high quality work including regulatory comments, bill analyses, reports, memos and responsive materials.
  • Collaborating with members of the policy team, and across the organization, to identify, develop and articulate connecting themes in AFREF’s work to build a strategic shared narrative.

 

External Engagement

  • Representing the organization and presenting on our policy agenda in meetings with policy makers, at public events, and with the press in an effective manner that advances AFREF’s goals.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with policy experts and leaders at partner organizations and academic and research institutions.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with policy staff and principals at financial regulatory agencies and on Capitol Hill.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

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:

·       A serious commitment to economic and racial justice.

·       15+ years of relevant experience, including five years of leadership and management experience in a mission-driven, fast-paced, high-performance environment.

·       Deep knowledge of at least some areas of AFREF’s policy work, and a demonstrated ability and willingness to learn in additional areas.

  • Experience with and enthusiasm for mentorship and staff development; demonstrated commitment to equity, and to responsive, accountable leadership and proactively managing others to take ownership, initiative, and action.
  • Exceptional writing skills, including for both general and technical audiences.
  • Excellent public speaking skills, and experience dealing with the media.
  • Knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory processes, experience on the Hill or at a Federal Regulatory Agency an asset.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at once, and to adapt to a swiftly changing environment.
  • A record of strategic and big picture thinking.
  • A law degree or an advanced degree in economics or a related field is an asset but not required.

The salary range for this position is $110k-125k plus benefits and will be determined based on experience and qualifications for the role.

TO APPLY

For more information about Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), please visit: ourfinancialsecurity.org

For more information about the AFR Education Fund (AFREF), please visit: realbankreform.org

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs, Paola Peacock-Villada, and Sarah Hecklau of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their resume, cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with a writing sample (included as part of cover letter document) via NPAG’s candidate portal.

AFREF is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Washington, DC

Grants Associate, Democracy Fund

The Organization

Democracy Fund is a foundation working to defend American democracy and challenge it to be more open and just. Created by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, Democracy Fund has made more than $200 million in grants to support free and fair elections, a vibrant and diverse public square, effective and accountable government, and a just and inclusive society. In addition to grantmaking, Democracy Fund advocates for better solutions and works with partners to grow philanthropic support for our democracy. To learn more, visit www.democracyfund.org or www.democracyfundvoice.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Grants Management Team prioritizes the user experience of our grantees, partners, and colleagues in every aspect of their work. From refining our grant application process to developing trainings for our internal colleagues, we bring a strong ethos of “getting to yes” on all that we do.

Democracy Fund is seeking an organized, collaborative person with an eye for detail to join our team as a Grants Associate. As a key contributor to this four-person team, the Associate plays a critical role in providing a seamless grants management experience to staff and grantees.

The Grants Associate works with all departments to implement and maintain an ambitious grantmaking portfolio, a portfolio that champions the leaders who are helping to build an open and just democracy. The ideal candidate is comfortable conducting compliance and due diligence reviews, helping to structure complex grants, and refining systems and processes to ensure the highest level of customer service. Every grant Democracy Fund awards is shepherded by one of our two Grants Associates, making this role central to achieving the changes we want to see in the field.

As the Grants Team continues to grow, we are especially looking for someone with experience or interest in how grant management systems can support an organization’s learning and decision-making through improved data collection and analysis.

The Associate also supports grant processing for Democracy Fund Voice, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and reports to the Associate Director of Grants Management.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Grants Associate’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

GRANTMAKING SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES

  • Review grant application materials — including budgets and financial statements — and coach program staff on improvements related to grant structure, building grantee capacity, compliance, and risk management.
  • Conduct and document initial legal due diligence for sponsorships and grants — including expenditure responsibility and “project grant rule” grants — and monitor legal issues in partnership with the General Counsel and Associate Director.
  • Prepare grant and sponsorship agreements, as well as grant amendments.
  • Collaborate with Grants Team colleagues in an ongoing effort to refine grantmaking systems, processes, and policies to be increasingly transparent, streamlined, and grounded in our organizational values around equity.
  • In collaboration with a peer Grants Associate, serve as a point of contact for staff and grantees who need support on using Fluxx, our grants management database; support Fluxx fixes and upgrades; and facilitate data reporting from the system.

GRANTMAKING LEARNING AND ANALYSIS

  • Support Democracy Fund’s program teams, internal grant committees, and Management Team by monitoring the pipeline of grant opportunities; provide ongoing support with improving visual presentation of pipeline data.
  • Compile and analyze grant and portfolio data that can be used for internal portfolio reviews, board meetings, and Democracy Fund’s annual tax return and audit.
  • Develop workshops and training materials on grantmaking and philanthropy topics such as making expenditure responsibility grants, maintaining compliance while funding advocacy work, and evaluating nonprofit financial health.
  • Stay informed of best practices in the grants management field, sharing findings with the broader team, and recommending improvements to the grants management process.

TEAM PLAYER

  • Take initiative to support other members of the Democracy Fund team and cultivate an organizational culture that is highly collaborative, positive, and productive.
  • Partner with colleagues across the Operations team to develop, support, and refine the team’s knowledge management systems.
  • Contribute to a team culture that values collaboration, positivity, and transparency and that drives towards impact through continuous improvement and learning.
  • Collaborate internally to advance Democracy Fund’s strategy and mission.
  • Represent Democracy Fund in a manner that is consistent with our mission.
  • Complete other special grantmaking projects and duties, as requested by the Associate Director.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIREMENT

  • Passion for strengthening American democracy.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience with legal and compliance issues related to private foundation or 501(c)(4) grant or contract management.
  • Experience with IRS rules applicable to private foundation grantmaking. Familiarity with IRS-defined lobbying and project grant rule grants, as well as expenditure responsibility grants, is a plus.
  • Exceptional customer service, problem-solving, project management, and analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Enthusiasm and affinity for working with technology and systems to create transparent, streamlined processes. Demonstrated experience with cloud-based grants management software such as SmartSimple, foundationConnect or other Salesforce CRM products. Experience with Fluxx, our internal system, is a plus.
  • Strong data analysis skills, including a demonstrated ability to distill complex data into easily understood formats and visualizations to inform decision-making; experience working in visualization software (Tableau or similar).
  • Commitment to learn and grow in a workplace that values diversity of multiple dimensions. Demonstrated experience innovating grantmaking practices to drive equity is a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff at all levels to execute duties, and proven talent in ensuring positive, proactive, responsive relationships within and across departments for compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and support multiple grantmaking functions simultaneously while exhibiting excellent time-management skills.
  • Professional maturity, ability to exercise discretion, and good judgment.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity in a growing organization, while helping the organization build and maintain structures for consistency.
  • The position will eventually be based in Washington, D.C., but will begin remotely due to the ongoing pandemic.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here. Applications submitted without a cover letter or lacking the desired number of years of experience will not be considered. Take this as a chance to tell us about yourself and why you’re interested in joining our team. No calls please.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Assistant Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

The Organization

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Assistant Director

LOCATED IN: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

BACKGROUND

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is a statewide, private, family foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians. The Foundation was established in 1936 as a memorial to Z. Smith Reynolds, the youngest son of R.J. Reynolds. For more than eighty years, the Foundation has been engaged in forward-thinking philanthropy with contributions of $608 million in North Carolina.

The Foundation’s current All For NC Grantmaking Framework for Grantmaking and Learning includes the following strategies:

·         State-Level Systemic Change Strategy, to improve state-level systems and structures to remove barriers and create opportunities.

·         Community-Based Strategy, to leverage the unique assets, knowledge, experience, and connections in communities to create meaningful change.

·         An Exploratory, Visionary Ideas Strategy, to invest in the bold ideas of North Carolinians.

Alongside these three main strategies, the Foundation has also expressed its commitment to:

  •   Augment its participation in its hometown of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County.
  •   Use a racial equity lens to underpin all of its work.
  •   Continue to be a learning organization.

The intent of the Foundation’s Framework for Grantmaking and Learning is to provide different strategies that meet people and communities where they are, as well as to break down silos, allow more flexibility in our grantmaking, and provide multiple entry points for potential applicants. The Foundation recognizes that not all the work that is funded will fit neatly into these three strategies; rather, there is work that lives in between them. Therefore, the Foundation wants to remain flexible to foster those areas of intersection.

Position Overview

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Assistant Director has responsibility for promoting the mission and core values of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR or the Foundation) by overseeing the implementation of the Foundation’s Framework for Grantmaking and Learning. This includes, but is not limited to, helping Trustees identify programmatic priorities, playing leadership roles within the state of North Carolina and within the broader field of philanthropy, actively listening to and learning from people and communities across the state, and coordinating the programmatic and grantmaking operations of the Foundation as set out below. The Assistant Director supports the Executive Director in matters of Foundation operations, strategic planning, and general management. This person acts as a liaison between the Administrative and Program Staff and provides staff support to Trustee Committees as assigned. The Assistant Director is a pivotal member of the team, contributing to idea generation, strategic thinking, organizational networking, and collaborative team dynamics. The Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director and works cooperatively with all Foundation staff. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Framework for Grantmaking and Learning:

             A. Coordinate the implementation of the Foundation’s strategies and commitments and ensure that they are carried out in accordance with the Foundation’s core values;

             B. Oversee the overall learning agenda for the Framework, including strategy-specific learning goals, as well as internal process improvements;

             C.  Alongside the Executive Director, serve as a liaison to Trustees to seek guidance and feedback on the implementation of the Framework;

             D.  Alongside the Executive Director and Director of Communications, develop and execute external communications plans for the components of the Framework;

             E.  Help identify potential opportunities to leverage ZSR resources to advance the Foundation’s mission.

2.  Strategy and Program Development and Implementation:

An assigned within the Framework for Grantmaking and Learning, serve as a strategy team leader to develop and implement certain initiatives, including the initiatives for the Exploratory, Visionary Ideas Strategy;

Staff designated Trustee Committees focused on supporting the implementation of the Framework;

Participate in meetings, seminars, forums, and educational programs that address the Foundation’s mission, core values and strategies;

Conduct research of subject areas of interest to the Foundation as assigned;

Assist the Executive Director in designing and carrying out strategic assessments/plans;

Support staff in carrying out other programs, as assigned (e.g., Sabbatical program, Non-Profit Internship Program, etc.);

Help design and support new initiatives as they are created.

3. Thought Leadership:

A.  Play a leadership role in the state, the nonprofit sector, and the field of philanthropy in furthering the mission, core values and strategies of the Foundation, including but not limited to:

                             i.  Convening and organizing other funders to learn and strategize together and better coordinate and/or leverage their resources; and

                             ii. Initiating and facilitating conversations within and among both grassroots individuals and traditional opinion leaders to develop responses to important issues facing North Carolina;

          B.  Promote ZSR across North Carolina and nationally as a thought partner and ally on matters that align with ZSR’s mission.

4.  Foundation Operations:

          A.  Work with the Administrative and Program Staff members to manage various grant compliance matters;

          B.  Work with the Business Manager and Executive Director on various budget, legal and operational matters;

          C.  Supervise the ZSR Fellows.

5. Communications and Outreach:

          A.  Communicate the Foundation’s interests to groups and individuals who are engaged in work related to the Foundation’s interests;

          B.  Work with the Director of Communications and the Executive Director on various communication matters.

How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS

Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC, is conducting this search in partnership with ZSR’s leadership team. To apply, click on the link to the Z. Smith Reynolds Assistant Director position profile at ArmstrongMcGuire.com/apply. You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Please provide all requested information to be considered. In case of any technical problems, contact beth@armstrongmcguire.com.

The salary range for this position is $150,000 – $170,000 based upon the candidate’s level of knowledge, education, skill, and experience. The Foundation provides an exemplary benefits package.

The deadline for applications is April 19, 2021 with final selection scheduled in May 2021.

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people of all races, genders, religions, ethnicities, nationalities, and sexual preferences.

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