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Boston, MA /Washington DC

Vice President Resource Development, Oxfam

The Organization
Oxfam America

Position Overview
Oxfam America
Vice President Resource Development

Introduction

Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. We tackle the root causes of poverty to create lasting solutions. We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters.

We work towards a world that provides opportunity for all, a world where people can influence the decisions that affect their lives, where justice and equality make poverty impossible. In short, our vision is a just world without poverty.

About Oxfam

Working in more than 90 countries, the global Oxfam confederation is an interdependent network of affiliate organizations with massive reach. Working with thousands of partners and allies, we reach tens of millions of people directly each year. With more than 70 years of experience, we have learned a lot about what it takes to end poverty, and we mobilize people and resources worldwide to make it happen. In 2017-2018 Oxfam spent $1.14 billion and reached more than 22.2 million people (more than half of them women) in our long-term development, advocacy and humanitarian assistance programs.

One of 20 members of the Oxfam confederation, Oxfam America is an $80+ million organization with more than 250 staff in the US. We hold a critical responsibility for US advocacy, fundraising and domestic programming for the global confederation. Oxfam America plays three roles in joint efforts with Oxfam country offices, affiliates, allies and partners all over the world:
• Advocate. We use our access to governments, corporations, multilateral institutions, and influencers to leverage change. Our advocacy is grounded in the priorities of partners and allies and in lived experience of communities paired with research and analysis. We mobilize our supporters to create change.
• Connect. We use our reach and access to convene unlikely allies to negotiate differences and create new opportunities for change. We connect dots, analyzing trends to inform collective action. We connect US supporters to Oxfam’s global work so they can bring their resources—voices, money, and ideas—to bear.
• Amplify. We help the voices of people and communities experiencing marginalization be heard by the powerful and the public. We engage and support the agendas of our partners and allies with our capacities, expertise and access.
We do not accept U.S. government funding and instead build broad-based independent support.

Our Strategy

This is a time of celebration and transformation at Oxfam America. Oxfam America’s 50-year anniversary is in 2020, and we have just completed a new 2030 strategic framework that focuses on fighting inequality.

To fight inequality, we will tackle imbalances in power and put marginalized people —especially women—at the center of our work. We will work towards fair economies and equal rights and for the rights and dignity of all people in humanitarian crises. We will join others to address the climate crisis, which poses an existential threat to communities we work with.

We will leverage the power of the US for positive impact in the world and work to curtail its harm. We will fight inequality in the US. We recognize that inequality and humanitarian crises cross borders and make connections between our domestic and global efforts.

We aim to increase our revenue to fuel this ambitious strategy and to direct resources to the movements, partners, and networks that create change. We will maintain a high percentage of flexible program funding to ensure our independence and our ability to respond quickly to emerging issues.

We intend to grow our current donor base and explore new groups of donors through current channels and strategies and select investments in new revenue generation opportunities. We will invest in market research and data analysis to understand our supporters and create better defined target audiences and more relevant supporter experiences. We will create meaningful opportunities for our supporters to engage with us and help shape our work.

About the Role

The Vice President Resource Development (VP RD) will be a highly effective and proven leader that is deeply motivated by Oxfam’s mission to end the injustice of poverty and by the goal of growing revenue and supporters in the competitive and disrupted landscape of US philanthropy. The VP RD will play a critical role in advancing Oxfam’s commitment in our new strategy to transform systems that drive inequality. They will bring the vision, experience, curiosity, creativity, resourcefulness, and enthusiasm to support a well-recognized international NGO to leap to a new level of donor engagement that fuels an ambitious strategy.

Reporting to the CEO and as an integral member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the VP RD will embrace challenges and change to support the evolution of a high performing organization working in a rapidly changing world. They will be responsible for providing progressive thought and practice leadership to drive Oxfam America’s fundraising strategy to a new revenue floor of $100 million and beyond. They will continue to strengthen Oxfam America’s diversified funding base through compelling supporter journeys for all levels of donors and strong institutional relationships, playing a hands-on role in securing transformational seven and eight figure gifts. They will support their teams and the organization to embrace digital and data-enabled strategies and practices. The VP RD will be an inclusive leader that values and promotes open and collaborative approaches – within the organization as well as with external stakeholders – needed to achieve important goals in a complex context.

Key responsibilities
Strategic Leadership
The VP RD will support the organization to develop, implement, and adapt emergent strategies that enable Oxfam America to navigate and thrive in a volatile donor and political context in order to deliver on our 10-year strategic vision. The VP RD will develop a deep understanding of Oxfam America’s strategy, approach, values, and stakeholders in order to develop fundraising strategies that will fuel Oxfam’s contribution to impact.

The VP RD will work in productive partnerships with diverse constituencies — the SLT, the division they lead, the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors, the Leadership Council, major donors, and others – to assure current understanding of philanthropic trends, continuously explore and adapt proven and new approaches, and successfully position Oxfam America in a crowded and fast-changing market. The VP RD will set strategic direction and parameters to enable talented staff to innovate and execute.

The VP RD will support both Oxfam America’s 501c3 and 501c4, the Oxfam America Action Fund, which is an increasingly important tool for Oxfam’s advocacy initiatives. The VP RD will develop a strategy for raising funds for this small but growing fund.

Donor Stewardship and Expansion
The VP RD will responsible for stewarding Oxfam America’s relationships with long-time donors while continuously networking and cultivating a new cohort of committed donors. In partnership with the VP of Public Engagement, they will bring intuition, curiosity, and data analytics to understanding the values and interests of these different cohorts.

They will be responsible for stewarding strong and diverse institutional relationships and cultivating new institutional and corporate partnerships to achieve shared goals in support of programming across the global Oxfam confederation. These relationships are particularly important because Oxfam America maintains a longstanding policy that we do not take US government funds in order to maintain our independent voice and influence of US international development aid and policy.

The VP RD will be responsible for expanding Oxfam America’s network of high net worth donors and securing transformational high sum gifts, working with the President and CEO and the Major Gifts team.

Innovation in Fundraising Approaches
The VP RD will bring, cultivate in teams, and source from networks: proven and innovative approaches that respond to changing donor expectations. They will apply a keen understanding of both opportunities and regulatory and financial constraints, and value the tenets of Oxfam America’s rights-based approaches to development, humanitarian action and social change.

They will play a key role in fostering and leading organizational culture and practice that values data as a critical resource for decision making.

In partnership with the VP of Public Engagement, they will leverage their knowledge and passion for practice and promise of digital fundraising as a means of deepening relationships with current donors and engaging new ones. They will support the transition from traditional Direct Marketing approaches such as direct mail to online approaches, balancing the value of proven channels with the need to leverage new options to adapt to changes in donor preferences.

In all above, they will embrace the challenge of limited resources – experimenting with different approaches to see which ultimately bring the greatest return.

Divisional and Organizational Leadership
The VP RD will lead a highly talented and motivated division of approximately 50 staff responsible for individual giving (major gifts, planned giving, Leadership Council, donor services), direct marketing, and institutional giving (foundations, corporations, partnerships and non-U.S. government donors).

They will create conditions for success as their teams continue to use advanced teaming and distributed leadership approaches to advance shared goals in divisional and cross-organizational teams.

The VP RD will play an important role in modelling and cultivating an organizational culture that is foundational to the 2030 strategy and consistent with Oxfam’s values. We are committed to advancing gender justice and incorporating feminist principles throughout our work—including in how we work. We aim to be a humble and equal partner with country offices, external allies, and supporters and to unlock the power of Oxfam America staffs’ collective expertise, moving from a culture of experts to one of experimenters. The VP RD will excite and incorporate opportunities for all Oxfam America staff to learn, lead, and innovate.

Collaboration and Representation
The VP RD will develop highly effective partnerships with all members of the Oxfam America Senior Leadership Team. The role requires an individual who places high value on collaboration and has a passion for Oxfam’s policy, advocacy, campaigning, and programming work. They will partner with the VP of Public Engagement to advance shared organizational goals, digital approaches and using data analytics to inform planning, investment and learning.

The VP RD will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer for revenue and expense forecasting, and with their VP counterparts in Policy and Advocacy and Global Programs on proposal development and donor engagement.

The VP RD will serve as an expert advisor to the Oxfam America President and CEO on fundraising strategies and asks, donor stewardship, campaigns, and philanthropic trends, and as a working partner for outreach in the US.

The VP RD will represent Oxfam America on key Oxfam International (OI) working groups and initiatives, developing strong working relationships will OI Public Fundraising and Oxfam affiliate counterparts in order to advance global fundraising goals.

Within the INGO sector, the VP RD will collaborate with colleagues to learn, share and, where appropriate, develop collaborative fundraising approaches such as the Global Emergency Response Coalition of which Oxfam America is a member.

The VP RD will utilize strong political acumen, be passionate about partnership and collaboration, recognize complexity, and embrace joint problem solving to navigate organizational challenges for progressive outcomes.

Board and Leadership Council Engagement
The VP RD will partner with the Chair of the Board Advancement Committee to set ambitious but realistic targets and to assure meaningful Board engagement in and oversight of Oxfam America fundraising.

The VP RD will leverage Board members networks to cultivate new donor prospects.

The VP RD will ensure a strong and vibrant Leadership Council as a platform to deepen relationships with loyal donors. The Leadership Council is a group of individuals who help guide and promote Oxfam America by serving as donors, advisors, and ambassadors to the organization.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate has a contagious passion and curiosity that translates into enthusiastic and successful collaboration with colleagues and external stakeholders to achieve audacious goals. They will have the innate ability to empower donors to invest deeply in Oxfam programs and policy advocacy for systemic change. They will have a proven track record of leadership of diverse high-trust, high-performing teams, especially in a wide-reaching and networked organizational context such as large matrixed organizations, international alliances, or confederations.

Other qualities and competencies include:
Fundraising Skills and Networks
Ability to personally source, attract, and steward large transformational seven and eight figure gifts. Extensive established network with strong external relationships that can be leveraged to grow fundraising through introduction of new target donor markets, increased channel opportunities, and increased breadth and depth of current donor and supporter base. Respects donor privacy needs.

Demonstrated ability to champion and motivate staff and organizations to embrace new approaches, such as the personalization of fundraising, the use of new platforms to reach donors, etc.

Track record in building and implementing practices, systems and incentives that enable effective use of data to support excellent supporter engagement.

Excellence in Senior Leadership and Developing High Performing Teams
Builds meaningful and high-trust cross-divisional relationships with team members. Experience participating in, leading and creating diverse high performing teams that work across disciplines on joint goals.

Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and the capacity to simplify and communicate complex concepts to diverse audiences.

Builds strong working relationships with Board of Directors. Adept at Board level communications and working groups.

An approach to risk that fosters creativity and innovation while maintaining the health of organizational revenue.

Interpersonal Skills
Outstanding oral and written communication and presentation skills. Passion for and ability to represent Oxfam in public venues as both a thought-leader and an inspirational ambassador.

Intellectual curiosity

Unquestionable integrity and unbridled humility.

Optimism and a sense of humor.

Mission fit
A genuine affinity for the mission of Oxfam America displayed by empathy for people living in poverty aligned with an impatience with the injustices wrought on human rights. Excited about joining an organization that employs policy, advocacy, campaigning, private sector engagement and international and domestic programming to contribute to addressing the root causes of poverty and injustice.

A deep and compelling passion to make an impact on the world and a willingness to overcome formidable obstacles to accomplish this goal.

A strong gender champion, drawn to the prospect of learning with an organization that is committed to practicing feminist principles.

Key Qualifications
Education: A minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalency, exceptional relevant practical experience can substitute.
Experience and Core Competencies:
• At least 15 years of progressively more responsible roles in leadership and management in one or more development disciplines (major gifts, institutional, direct marketing, campaigns)
• At least 3 years of senior management and leadership experience with significant span of control in a complex multi-cultural environment, including: strategic planning and execution; facilitative and collaborative management and leadership of large diverse teams; change management; and budget development and management, including financial reporting and analysis
• Proven track record in developing and achieving aggressive fundraising goals. Particular specialty in raising transformational gifts and attracting new donors.
• Strong network of donor prospects
• Experience in fundraising to support advocacy and campaigning
• Outstanding written and verbal communication and presentation skills
• Deep commitment to equity and gender justice in the workplace
• Demonstrated effectiveness as team player and collaborator; ability to engage other senior staff and co-create new initiatives
• A successful track record in taking calculated risks and encouraging others to do the same in pursuit of expanded channels, approaches, and donor bases
• Up-to-date professional network in fundraising, supporter engagement, youth, digital and/or innovation.
• Proficiency in Spanish, French, or Arabic a plus

Location: Boston MA or Washington DC

In line with our workforce diversity policy, all persons from any indigenous or minority groups and/or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The salary is competitive with the market rate and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH

Vice President of Development, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

The Organization

About Planned Parenthood

At Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, you will find an organization that supports both your professional goals and your personal passions. We strive to create a workplace where you feel valued and empowered to be more than just an associate, but also a change-maker. Go to work each day feeling like what you’re doing matters. Because really it does!

Compensation is competitive and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits program. It has been designed to provide you and your family valuable resources to protect and enhance your health and financial security.

Why Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio…

  • 100 Years of providing safe accessible & affordable health care
  • We utilize a team centered approach to patient care
  • Opportunity to assist in leading the growth of our primary care services
  • 360 Approach – Impact our communities through high quality health care, education and public policy
  • In This Together – Bringing associates together and fostering an inclusive culture
  • 100,000+ Patient visits to our health centers in 2018
  • A progressive health organization committed to adhering to medical standards well above national requirements
  • We fight every day to provide safe, high quality and affordable health care to everyone – no matter what

Position Overview

Summary

The Vice President of Development develops effective strategies, plans, and tactics to lead Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio fundraising and development efforts. S/he leads the development team in implementing the plan to achieve the agency’s development goals. The VP is a member of the Senior Management Team. This corporate opportunity is flexible to be based from either Columbus or Cleveland and requires travel throughout the PPGOH footprint.

Job Scope

Strategy and plan development:

    • Develop the strategy to increase contributed revenue for the agency. Create and implement a multi-year development plan to support the strategy.
    • Analyze general and agency donor trends to develop strategy and plans.

 

Fundraising Management

    • Direct and lead complex and multi-faceted fundraising program; lead a broad range of development functions including annual campaigns, major gifts, middle gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, grant writing, and special events.
    • Lead major gift solicitation; work closely with Board and organizational leadership; cultivate and interact with donors and prospects at all levels of philanthropic potential. Maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and support the CEO with major gift solicitation.
    • Direct donor stewardship and donor relations; develop plans to ensure donor retention.
    • Direct and oversee effective database management of all donor records. Ensure effective data management and reporting to the CEO, finance office, and the Board. Oversee analysis and evaluation of fundraising programs and results.

 

Team Leadership

    • Provide overall direction for the development team. Hire, manage, and develop an effective team to ensure that fundraising objectives are established, prioritized, and met.
    • Serve as affiliate representative to relevant Board committees; provide leadership and support to volunteers in fundraising, communications, and advocacy efforts.
    • Develop budget projections in conjunction with finance and recommend fundraising goals to the CEO and the Board. Conduct thorough fundraising and expense analyses to determine budget projections and goals.

 

Development Communication

    • Oversee fundraising and development communication; oversee digital and print media related to fundraising and donor communication.
    • Oversee the development of a compelling case(s) for support.

 

Community Involvement/Public Awareness Efforts

    • Participate in community activities that enhance the community’s awareness of the affiliate and its services; speak to audiences regarding Planned Parenthood mission, goals, and objectives.
    • Represent the affiliate on community activities, and at meetings/functions or other Planned Parenthood groups.
    • Establish and cultivate community relationships.
    • Manage volunteer workforce and volunteer groups.

 

Required Competencies And Attributes

  • Action and results
  • Business acumen
  • Comfort with business community
  • Comfort with philanthropic community
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Integrity

Interpersonal relationships:

    • Listening
    • Negotiation
    • Organizing & planning
    • Presentation
    • Prioritization
    • Problem solving
    • Process & systems management

 

Supervisor Responsibilities

Senior Directors

EDUCATION And/or EXPERIENCE

B.S. /B.A. plus 7 years management experience, including experience in a fundraising related position required.
Graduate degree, CFRE certification preferred. Experience managing a fundraising team with a successful track record of increased contributed revenue. Experience holding and managing a major gift portfolio.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Experience in all phases of the budget development and monitoring financials.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must possess valid driver’s license at the time of employment. Must be willing to travel.

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 stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee will operate a computer including keyboard, multi-key telephone, FAX, copier, and other office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 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.

Job involves frequent interruptions and interpersonal interaction. Work is routinely performed in an office environment but may necessitate frequent travel throughout the service area.

Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends, as needed. Must have reliable transportation to travel the Affiliate territory. When requested, must be flexible in the performance of job duties and responsibilities.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed.

How To Apply

Apply online at http://ppoh.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1073595&cust_sort1=-1&nohd#job

Denver, Colorado

Senior Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

These positions are responsible for supporting the Foundation’s work towards bringing health in reach for all Coloradans.

Ideal candidates for all three positions will have a personal commitment and connection with our mission and cornerstones; work well in ambiguity and managing change; and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities. Further, they will have a broad understanding of health philanthropy; primary care and/or behavioral health; social determinants of health, nonprofits; and community-based work.

SPOs are part of the Foundation’s growing Philanthropy team. Each position will serve on a team that focuses on three or more of the Foundation’s priorities; thereby each position has unique needs.

Team 1 – Extensive community organizing, policy, and/or governmental experience. Background with immigrant and refugee communities preferred.

Team 2 – Extensive experience with child and adolescent health including school-based solutions and the promotion of physical activity.

Team 3 – Extensive experience with strategies for adult recovery and/or early childhood social emotional health.

Applicants should have an understanding of the low-income communities we exist to serve, including communities of color, LGBTQ, rural communities, and/or and neighborhoods or regions that face health inequities. Ideal candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ experience directly applicable to health philanthropy (or related), strategy development, and project or operations management. Experience in the nonprofit or public sector and experience working in health or related organizations. Senior Program Officers are actively engaged in their assigned regions and spend a great deal of time in the community, which requires a minimum of 40% travel throughout Colorado.

How To Apply

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

This position closes on January 9, 2020

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

Detroit, MI

Program Officer - Detroit, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

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

Position Overview

As a member of teams led by Faye Nelson and Jonathan Njus, Directors of Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security respectively, the new Program Officer – Detroit will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that nurture opportunities for achieving positive systemic change that improves economic outcomes for working families and children throughout the Detroit region. The ideal candidate for the role will have a master’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in fields related to Family Economic Security, as well as strong local, regional and national systems, policy and programming networks. The new program officer will have systems and programmatic expertise in economic development, job creation, workforce development, employer engagement, job quality, worker organizing, and labor issues. S/he/they will have experience understanding the opportunities for individuals to enter the workforce through a variety of career pathways and demonstrated experience with partnership, program, and systems development reflecting both long-standing and emerging industries in the region. S/he/they will have the capacity, skill and passion to assume leadership and management of a large body of work.

The program officer will screen and recommend grants for funding, conduct site visits, manage and monitor a portfolio of grant programs aligned with the strategic framework, and collaborate within the Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams and across the foundation to develop a more interdisciplinary approach to grantmaking. The program officer will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees and act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families. The program officer will work closely with stakeholders in Detroit as well as state-level partners to foster economic vitality and new investments for the city.

A full position description can be found here: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/additional-searches/wkkf-dpoed

More information about the W. K. Kellogg Foundation can be found at www.wkkf.org.

How To Apply

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is conducting this search with assistance from Katherine Jacobs and Melinda Hull of the national search firm, NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including your resume (in Word or PDF format) and a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-DPOED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

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

Irvine, California

Program Associate, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

The Organization

ABOUT WELLSPRING PHILANTHROPIC FUND

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and Irvine, CA

Wellspring’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

JOB SUMMARY

A Program Associate at Wellspring’s Climate Initiative (WCI) reports to one of the Program Directors (recruitment to begin early 2020), supporting a diverse grantmaking portfolio across several sectors and geographies. A Program Associate provides both programmatic and administrative support for the WCI team and may manage a limited number of direct grantee relationships, including soliciting and reviewing proposals, monitoring grants, and conducting site visits under the guidance of the Program Director.

A Program Associate has a minimum of three years of experience in the climate change or related field; demonstrated experience creatively and strategically directing resources to leverage change; and strong analytical, writing, and verbal communication skills.

WELLSPRING CLIMATE INITIATIVE (WCI) MISSION

WCI seeks to avoid the worst impacts of climate change by dramatically reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and accelerating the transition to a clean energy future. Our investments will be aimed at decarbonizing the world economy as quickly as possible and will focus on the strategies and venues where philanthropy can have the highest impact. We will be active in multiple geographies based on opportunities for cost-effective mitigation. We believe that solving climate change requires the adoption of ambitious, evidence-based policy solutions that transform markets, advance clean technology and lead to large-scale change. WCI is dedicated to building the political will and powerful coalitions needed to achieve these bold policy solutions.

WCI is based in Irvine, California. It is an initiative of Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, which is headquartered in New York City.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Program development, delivery, and performance

·         Conduct research and analysis on specific programs and climate sector trends to support WCI in determining strategic priorities and setting operational plans.

·         Provide and communicate global and regional analysis verbally and in writing, including developing presentations, graphs, and charts to contribute to the strategy and planning process.

·         Assist the Executive Director, Program Director, and leadership team in preparing aspects of the program strategy and evidence base to support grant approval processes.

·         Support the oversight and lead administration of the grant management process to enable WCI to deliver and monitor its philanthropic activity efficiently and effectively, and ensure impact.

·         Assist the program officers as needed with tracking grantee work and outcomes, including reviewing grants reports, and participating in meetings with grantees.

·         Support the preparation of strategy recommendations, background papers, summary reports and portfolio investment reports, to ensure these are produced to a high standard and in a timely fashion.

·         Assist program directors with drafting of summaries and analysis of grant proposals.

·         Participate in all aspects of grant making, including initial screening of potential grantees, analyzing background information; soliciting and developing funding proposals; preparing grant recommendations; serving as focal point on select grantee relationships; and conducting site visits.

Administrative

·         Assist team with planning and coordinating meetings, travel, workshops and convenings; make logistical arrangements as needed; manage consultant contracts.

·         Maintain grants database, budget spreadsheets and grant calendars, and coordinate grant processes for the team.

·         Support strategic planning, reflection and learning processes, including through research, analysis, preparation of materials, and note taking.

Sector knowledge and profile-building

·         Proactively build and maintain external knowledge and networks to ensure decision-making is shaped by up-to-date insights and research.

·         Monitor developments in the field to identify emerging needs, gaps, and opportunities.

·         Support geographic or sector-relevant research and analysis to inform the effective development, delivery, and evaluation of programs and initiatives.

Financial stewardship, supervision, and management

·         Coordinate the development of grant agreements closely with the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund team including the forecasting of grant payments, to enable effective grant management and reporting.

·         Support the maintenance of annual administrative budgets for programmatic expenses.

·         Prepare and support relevant WCI presentations.

·         Serve as a compliance checkpoint to ensure grantmaking stays within yearly budgets.

·         Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

·         Minimum of three years of experience working in climate change or a related field; philanthropic and/or advocacy experience is desired.

·         An advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred, or equivalent by experience.

·         Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain close, collegial, effective working relationships with colleagues and grantees of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

·         Exceptional judgment and ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.

·         Proven experience interacting with senior management.

·         Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work both independently and collaboratively.

·         Understanding of grantmaking.

·         Excellent analytic abilities and organizational skills.

·         Comfort with quantitative information and data, including budgets and financial information.

·         Initiative, resourcefulness, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

·         Excellent English language writing, synthesizing, editing, and proofreading skills.

·         Ability to work in a cross-cultural, team environment.

·         Understanding and embodiment of Wellspring values (https://wpfund.org/about-us/), including humility and teamwork

·         Understanding and valuing social justice, including racial and gender equity as an organizational operating principle – – and a commitment to continued learning on issues related to race, gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

·         Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.

·         Willingness to learn, be open to new ideas, and have fun.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range $60,000-$70,000 based on experience and skills. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of the health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of the premiums for spouses, domestic partners and qualified family members). Wellspring also offers other benefits including life insurance, long‐term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), support for continuing education, up to $5,250 in annual student loan repayment OR college savings assistance for qualified dependents, and is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY

For employment consideration, please submit application to employment@wellspringclimate.org Subject Line: “[Your name]— Climate Program Associate.”

All applications must include:

·         a resumé; and

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

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

The application deadline is Friday, January 17th. (Candidates selected for interview will be contacted following the end of the application period.) No phone calls please.

Los Angeles, CA

Associate of Planned Giving, ACLU Socal

The Organization

Founded in 1923, ACLU SoCal is dedicated to defending and advancing civil liberties and civil rights. ACLU SoCal works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin. ACLU SoCal has offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, and Kern County.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks an Associate Director of Gift Planning. ACLU SoCal has a high achieving track record of securing support through planned gifts from its 130,000 members. The purpose of this position is to ensure that ACLU SoCal is establishing, strengthening, and retaining strong, long-term partnerships with planned gift donors, primary through the management of a portfolio of high-level prospects, and leading the advancement of the Gift Planning program.

Donor interest in planned gifts has surged at the ACLU, and we are poised for unprecedented growth. We are seeking a seasoned gift planning professional to lead this effort. This key member of ACLU SoCal’s philanthropy team will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and will focus on a portfolio of prospects with the potential to make significant, six- and seven-figure plus planned gifts, as well as managing a stewardship portfolio of top DeSilver Legacy Society members. Activities will include face-to-face donor visits, cultivation programming and other avenues in cooperation with the resources of the national ACLU’s Gift Planning department. Gift administration, and most marketing, inquiry fulfillment, and management of estates in probate, are centralized at the ACLU national office.

Position Overview

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

FACE-TO-FACE SOLICITATION & STEWARDSHIP (75%)

  • Make use of provided modeling and wealth screening to prospect for longtime, loyal donors with high bequest likelihood and the capacity to make seven-figure plus planned gifts;
  • Maintain an active solicitation portfolio, and advance prospects through the cultivation and solicitation process; Create individual goals and a comprehensive plan for each person in the portfolio; Solicit outright and blended gifts as the opportunity arises;
  • Maintain a select stewardship portfolio of top donors, and personally manage key relationships;
  • Track portfolio activity and progress. Meet portfolio goals including number of donor visits and meaningful, monthly personalized donor contacts;
  • Maintain a working knowledge of relevant tax, probate, trust, and financial/estate planning strategies and appropriately apply this knowledge to address individual donor needs and goals;
  • Provide advice for individual giving fundraisers on donor strategies for planned gifts;
  • Participate in fostering a culture of philanthropy by promoting planned giving throughout the organization, including training and coaching staff or volunteer solicitors when applicable.

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (15%)

  • Monitor the pipeline of estates in probate; Assist with estates and trusts that present complications;
  • Support the annual budgeting process with planned giving revenue projections; support annual operating goals planning process;
  • Provide analytical support and strategic guidance on the direction of planned giving program.

CULTIVATION & MARKETING (5%)

  • Lead affiliate participation in special gift planning opportunities, such as legacy matching challenges;
  • Design and produce stewardship/engagement events for DeSilver Legacy Society members;
  • Create and update collateral materials that are consistent with national ACLU’s style guide and planned giving program.

OTHER (5%)            

  • Maintain a strong knowledge of local and national ACLU work, priorities and historical highlights to discuss with donors and prospects;
  • Participate in professional organizations and maintain visibility in the local planned giving community;
  • Assist with, support and participate in fundraising events and stewardship activities with Philanthropy team colleagues, as needed;
  • Undertake special projects, as requested, at the direction of the Chief Development Officer;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ACLU SoCal anticipates hiring an individual with Estate and Trust or related planned giving experience or attorneys with 10 or more years of experience with a demonstrated commitment to civil and human rights, racial justice, and strong advocacy and litigation skills.

  • Requirements
    • Minimum bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience. J.D. or CPA designation preferred, but not required;
    • Minimum four years of experience in fundraising, portfolio management and solicitation;
    • Proven track record cultivating and soliciting qualified planned gift prospects and closing planned gifts of $100,000 or more. Strong knowledge and experience with charitable bequests and other gift planning vehicles.
    • Demonstrated experience with tax, financial and estate planning issues.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations while demonstrating tact and diplomacy.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; including expertise in public speaking.
    • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects. Superior attention to detail and strong follow-through. Creative thinker with the ability to see projects through to completion and meet tight deadlines.
    • Must be self-motivated, possess initiative and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
    • Computer proficiency, including an understanding of donor database management systems. Experience using Planned Giving Manager software preferred.
    • Experience working in a non-profit institution of comparable complexity and scale is preferred, as is experience working with volunteers and board leadership.
    • Frequent travel is required.
    • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.

BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $90,000 – $100,000. Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance for staff members and their eligible dependents; life and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) plan with employer match; ample vacation and sick leave with thirteen paid holidays.

How To Apply

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample, and three references to jobs@aclusocal.org (NO Phone Calls PLEASE) with the subject title “Associate Director of Planned Giving” or mail to:

HR Department — Associate Director of Planned Giving
ACLU of Southern California
1313 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

(No phone calls, please.)

ACLU of Southern California is committed to developing a culture of diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion and to strive to maintain a workforce that reflects the communities that we serve. The ACLU SoCal is an equal opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable law.  We encourage all qualified

New York, NY

Field Building Officer, Perspective Fund

The Organization

Perspective Fund believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff, and welcomes such diversity including race, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply.

We actively cultivate an institutional culture that reflects the values of respect, equity and inclusion that we seek through our work to amplify in the larger world. We hire, promote and retain interns based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Foundation’s service needs and business requirements.

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

Position Overview

●        Increase Perspective Fund’s ability to measure and analyze the “success” of media impact campaigns (in partnership with Metrics-focused consultants) and create an internal standard for how we define impact.

●        Find and leverage new tools and distribution platforms to improve influence and engagement.

●        Actively seek out expertise and test approaches from other fields to improve messaging, influence, mapping, distribution, etc.

●        Lead the charge in growing the non-fiction media impact field and cultivating a more unified impact movement (by funding, convening and evangelizing).

●        Collaborate with organizations and filmmakers to experiment and test innovative models & ideas.

Medium-term Priorities

●        Support sustainable career opportunities and roles within the media impact space.

●        Connect civil society with the media impact space to work collaboratively on large scale systemic problems, bridging the gap between outreach and movement building.

●        Spearhead innovative models and structures which can be replicated, scaled and learned from by the field. Seeding innovative organizations and for-profit models through program-related investments and recoverable grants.

●        Discover the “secret sauce” for navigating outreach in the age of streaming platforms.

●        Increase Perspective’s internal capacity to add value and advise on outreach strategy and impact infrastructure.

Long-term Priorities

●        Build and strengthen network of grantees to address the field’s challenges (see below) at various levels.

●        Create an open channel of communication with grantees and partners to share learnings and  rapidly elevate successful models and/or iterate promising experiments.

●        Further develop the sophistication and effectiveness of outreach campaign strategies  and execution.

●        Normalize impact funding into production budgets/costs/fundraising so a portion of outreach costs are realized by everyone (investors, distributors, production specific donors), instead of a few philanthropic players baring the bulk of the financial responsibility.

●        Expand our understanding and support for other forms of media beyond feature non-fiction.

Challenges of the field

●        Redundancy in impact efforts and development.

●        Vacuum of funding in the media impact space.

●        Aversion to testable models as well as metrics/quantitative based approaches.

●        Lack of alignment between film investors’, distributors’, filmmakers’, and grantmakers’ interests.

●        Impact Producers and experts leaving the space because of a lack of career stability.

●        Reliance on old models and complacency (while acknowledging there is value and existing low hanging fruit with existing models). Non-fiction media impact is lagging behind efforts to use misinformation and modern tools to influence public opinion.

●        Lack of resources and access to leverage sophisticated tools/methods.

●        Grantmakers’ and funders’ aversion to higher-risk innovation and experimentation.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

 

●        7+ years of experience in the social justice media impact field, documentary film space and/or the media field in general.

●        Professional experience in impact/outreach campaigns utilizing media for social change.  This could be as a film producer, proposal evaluator, or strategist.

●        Extensive network and connections in the media impact, documentary, and human rights fields.

●        Proven track record of strategizing and delivering major media impact and field strengthening initiatives, helping organizations adapt to rapidly evolving field.

●        Eagerness to expand media impact expertise by learning from other fields to improve messaging, influence, mapping, distribution, etc.

●        Strong understanding of all phases of media production, finance, evaluation, distribution and impact, and provision of strategic support.

●        Familiarity with and commitment to human rights and social justice issues.

●        Excellent English-language writing and editing skills, as well as research, analytical and organizational abilities.

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

●        Knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office; experience with Airtable a plus.

●        Comfort with financial information, budgets and databases.

●        Ability to remain flexible, work independently and in a team, and manage one’s own time.

●        Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.

●        Willingness to learn, be open to new ideas, and have fun.

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

Preferred Qualifications

●        Knowledge of emerging digital and multi-platform storytelling practices globally.

●        Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

●        Proficient in a second language a plus.

How To Apply

For employment consideration, please submit application to jobs@perspectivefund.org. Subject Line: “[Your name]— “Field Building Officer.”

All applications must include:

1.       a resumé;

2.       a cover letter outlining relevant and applicable experience and salary requirements (MUST specify actual amount and range); and

3.       one writing sample that shows your relevant experience in media impact film (in PDF format).

Only applications that include these materials will be reviewed and considered.

New York, NY

Women's Rights Program Associate, Wellspring Philantropic Fund

The Organization

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, a private philanthropic consulting firm, seeks a Program Associate to join its Women’s Rights (WR) Program.  The mission of the Women’s Rights Program is to promote the dignity, equality, autonomy, and well-being of women by supporting the women’s rights community to build power to drive social change and by funding efforts to prevent violence against women, advance women’s land and property rights, and guarantee reproductive rights.The Program Associate provides both administrative and programmatic support for the team working on a diverse set of issues both domestically and internationally.  In addition, the Program Associate will be tasked with managing some aspects of grantee relationships,including reviewing proposals and monitoring grants.

Position Overview

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative

Assist team with planning, scheduling and coordinating meetings, travel, workshops and convenings; make logistical arrangements as needed; coordinate consultant contracts

Lead on tracking budget spreadsheets and grant calendars, coordinating grant workflow, including entering grants as needed.

Support strategic planning, reflection and learning processes, including through research, analysis and evaluation.

Programmatic

Conduct research related to field developments, opportunities related to grant-making, and other topics requested by team.

Participate in all aspects of grantmaking, including screening and scoping of potential grantees, analyzing background information; soliciting and developing funding proposals; preparing grant recommendations; conduct site visits and manage a small portfolio of grantees (as needed).

Contribute to the team’s learning agenda (as needed).

Donor Communications:

Research and prepare donor education materials and other information for Wellspring internal use, including presentation slides and regular donor updates.

External Representation:

Coordinate calls and meetings with peer funders and funder affinity groups.

Represent Wellspring at site visits and conferences.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Familiarity with and strong commitment to women’s rights and gender justice, including in the global South.

Knowledge of a range of human rights and social justice issues, including in the global South.

Three or more years working in a human rights or social justice organization.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Excellent and demonstrated English-language writing and editing skills.

Strong research, analytic and organizational abilities.

Working knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.

Experience working with quantitative information, budgets and databases.

Ability to remain flexible, work independently and as a team player, and manage one’s own time.

Ability to handle confidential donor information with integrity and complete discretion.

Willingness to learn, be open to new ideas, and have fun.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Fluency in Spanish.

Experience working in a grantmaking organization

Experience working or studying in a developing country.

Ability to approach issues with an intersectional lens, especially with regard to race and class and gender.

How To Apply

For employment consideration, please submit application to jobs@wpfund.org  Subject Line: “[Your name]—WRProgram Associate.” All applications must include:a resumé;a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity (i.e. job portal, referral, etc.) and salary requirements (must specify actual amount and range); and one writing sample (no less than 3 and no more than 5 pages, attached in PDF format).No phone calls please.

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

The application deadline is February 7, 2020.

Pittsburgh, PA

Major Gifts Officer, Women and Girls Foundation

The Organization

The WOMEN AND GIRLS FOUNDATION (WGF) is a non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania engaged in statewide programming and policy work. The mission of WGF is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come. In pursuit of this mission, WGF breaks down barriers so that every girl can rise and every woman can soar. Our vision is for women and girls in Pennsylvania to have equal access, opportunity, and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives. WGF core programs include: GirlGovFemisphere; and the Family Care Act Campaign.

WGF considers all initiatives and programs through the lens of five core values:

  • We believe that when women and girls thrive, communities prosper.
  • We seek equity for all women without discrimination on the basis of nationality, economic status, class, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or marital status.
  • Our programs and initiatives drive statewide solutions to the problem of gender inequity.
  • Empowering girls, as well as women, is central to our mission. We engage young women as donors, activists, and leaders.
  • Engaging men as allies, partners, and champions for gender equity is vital for our mission’s success.

The Women and Girls Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Position Overview

WGF seeks a skilled, engaging and dynamic individual to lead its major gift fundraising and planned giving activities. Reporting to the CEO, the Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with prospective major gift donors and planned giving donors, while also leading annual appeal efforts and ongoing donor engagement.
This involves prospect research and developing effective solicitation strategies as well as stewarding donors throughout the major giving process. The Major Gifts Officer will compile this information in a donor portfolio and emphasize gifts of $25,000 or greater. This individual will also work with our board members and staff leaders to coordinate and execute long-term fundraising initiatives.

Our ideal candidate will have existing relationships and extensive experience making direct asks of donors in the five and six figure categories of philanthropic giving. At least five years of major gift/planned giving experience, preferably with nonprofits, and an undergraduate degree are requisites. Other relevant experience, along with evidence of successful major gift fundraising, will be considered. The Major Gifts Officer will also have a thorough background in fundraising best practices and donor databases for managing donor and solicitation records.

Most important attribute – a passion for our mission – to achieve equality for women and girls by breaking down barriers so that every girl can rise, and every woman can soar!

WGF is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values at the Foundation. WGF seeks equity for all without regard to economic status, class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or genetics. All applicants are encouraged to apply.

This position offers a competitive salary, flexible work schedule and a generous benefits package, consistent with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope and scale.

How To Apply

Early submissions are encouraged, and interviews will be ongoing until position is filled. This search is being led exclusively by MariClare Consulting. Resumes, cover letters and a list of three references should be emailed to: Mariclareconsulting@gmail.com in care of Maron Taylor Key, Principal, Mari Clare Consulting. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 31, 2020.

Pittsburgh, PA

Major Gifts Officer, Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern PA

The Organization
The mission of the Women and Girls Foundation is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come. Our vision is for women and girls, in Pennsylvania to have equal access, opportunity, and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives. To realize this vision, the organization’s active work is focused on developing the female leaders of tomorrow and advancing women’s rights today.

For more information please visit our website at www.wgfpa.org. The Women and Girl’s foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization, based in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Position Overview
The Women’s and Girl’s Foundation seeks a skilled, engaging and dynamic Major Gifts Officer to lead its fundraising and planned giving activities. Reporting to the CEO, the Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with prospective major gifts donors, while also leading annual appeal efforts and ongoing donor engagement.

This involves prospect research and developing effective solicitation strategies as well as stewarding donors throughout the manor giving process. The Major Gifts Officer will compile this information in a donor portfolios and emphasize gifts of $25,000 or greater. This individual will also work with our board members and staff leaders to coordinate and execute long term fundraising initiatives.

Our ideal candidate will have existing relationships and extensive experience making direct asks of donors in the five and six figure categories of philanthropic giving. At least five years of major gift/planned giving experience, preferably with non-profts, and an undergraduate degree are requisites. Other relevant experience, along with evidence of successful major gift fundraising, will be considering. The Major Gifts Officer will also have a thorough background in fundraising best practices and donor databases for managing donor and solicitation records.

Most important attribute – a passion for our mission – to achieve equality for
women and girls by breaking down barriers so that every girl can rise, and
every woman can soar!

Women and Girls Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values as the Foundation. WGF seeks equity for all without regard to economic status, class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or genetics. All applicants are encouraged to apply.

How To ApplyThis search is being led exclusively by Mari Clare Consulting. Please email your resume, cover letter and a list of three references to: Marion Taylor Key, Principal, at mariclareconsulting@gmail.com.

Portland, OR

Vice President, People and Culture, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW)

The Organization

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) is the largest non-profit family planning and reproductive rights organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. PPPCW’s mission is to provide, promote, and protect access to sexual and reproductive health care. PPCW is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).

Position Overview

PPCW seeks a Vice President, People and Culture to contribute creative, dynamic, and forward-thinking leadership, promoting the fulfillment of PPCW’s vision and mission by focusing on the highest functioning of the organization and its people. This role will lead, develop, and execute all employment-related services and functions of the organization. The Vice President, People and Culture will guide and support organizational planning and decision-making from the perspective of PPCW’s people needs, including talent and culture development, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, and employee relations. Experience working with labor unions is required.

How To Apply

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

San Francisco, CA

National Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving, Summer Search

The Organization

What if we lived in a world in which young people, regardless of circumstances, have the opportunity fulfill their potential and lead their families and communities to thrive?

Through a combination of year-round mentoring and transformative summer experiences, Summer Search aims to unleash the potential of young people while also building a toolkit for navigating and challenging systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities.

Since our founding in 1990, Summer Search has reached more than 7,000 young people and currently serves more than 3,600 high school and college students in five region across the country – San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Seattle. Our alumni are three times more likely to graduate with a 4-year degree than their peers and become the kind of leaders our country needs – civic leaders, advocates, industry leaders, teachers, mothers and fathers. Their collective leadership ripples out into the community and future generations and contributes to a more equitable society.

Position Overview

In support of a new strategic plan, Summer Search is seeking a National Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving. This hire will join an 8-member national development team and collaborate closely with our CEO, Dr. Marc Spencer, national and regional leadership, and board members. Building upon a track record of investments from supporters like Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, AT&T, Aspire, PwC, Deloitte, SAP Concur, this hire will craft opportunities for institutional funders to play a transformative role in growing Summer Search’s impact nationwide.

Specifically, the Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving will:

  • Design and implement a bold institutional giving strategy aimed to 1) increase engagement of current institutional partners and 2) generate new relationships with corporate and foundation partners. Raise $1M+ annually through the management of a portfolio of 50-60 institutional accounts.
  • Qualify and initiate relationships from a pre-identified list of 150 funder prospects with the potential to make $100K+ gifts.
  • Partner with and leverage the CEO, COO, VP of Program, VP of Marketing, five regional Executive Directors and Board members to cultivate donors and “package” investment opportunities that are tailored to programmatic priorities and a variety of funding interests e.g. workforce development, financial literacy.
  • Motivate and inspire a cohort of institutional development staff across five regional program sites to ensure consistency in communicating Summer Search’s vision, mission, and strategic direction. Facilitate cross-site collaboration and proactively identify opportunities to partner across geographic boundaries.
  • Lead the crafting of proposals, letters of inquiry, briefing materials for meetings and site visits, internal memos, and other grant-related materials. Manage an institutional calendar to ensure that proposals, renewals, and reports are submitted on time.
  • Partner with the Senior Development Associate to utilize a moves management system for donors and prospects in Raiser’s Edge, ensuring that all touchpoints and projections for gifts are tracked with a high degree of timeliness and accuracy.
  • Leverage data, stories, and knowledge of educational landscape and communities in communications with funders and donors. Communicate an understanding of the cultural context surrounding our young people and elevate students’ voices and assets in all fundraising activities.
  • Collaborate with Summer Search’s marketing department to raise the profile of Summer Search in the philanthropic and corporate communities.
  • Represent Summer Search at meetings, conferences, and events to cultivate and steward donors and stakeholders, proactively engaging thought leaders and champions within the philanthropic community.
  • Manage and coach a 2-member institutional giving team, providing ongoing supervision and creating opportunities for professional development.

The Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving calls for:

An experienced fundraiser with a track record and passion for institutional giving. You bring success in and enjoyment of every step of qualifying, cultivating, and stewarding funding relationships of $100K+ with foundations and corporations. Experience at a national or multi-site nonprofit is a plus.

A collaborative leader with the proven ability to guide and influence others. You are successful in motivating, coordinating, and directing others towards a defined vision or goal. You “manage up” to senior leadership and effectively work across functional areas. You coach and mentor direct and indirect reports to high performance.

An emotionally astute relationship builder who easily forms meaningful connections with others. You have a warm, energetic, and authentic personality that translates to building lasting relationships both internally and externally. You demonstrate active listening and credibility in all interpersonal interactions.

A “big picture” thinker teamed with the ability to implement tactically. You approach challenges and opportunities through an analytical lens and take a hands-on approach to translating strategy into tangible activities. You are competent in the technical aspects of fund development, including donor qualification, portfolio management, and data management (Raiser’s Edge experience is preferred.)

A compelling storyteller and communicator. You bring a track record in crafting strong presentations, case statements, letters of inquiry, grant proposals and reports, and other donor communications. You demonstrate an understanding of context surrounding an organization’s mission and elevate constituents’ voices and assets in all communications.

A flexible and well-organized team player. You are comfortable with ambiguity and can succeed in a highly entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment. You possess strong attention to detail and capacity to balance competing priorities.

A passionate advocate who is committed to Summer Search’s mission and values. You believe that students have innate potential, and that through relationships and experiences, students can fully realize their potential. You thrive in an organization that values authenticity, gratitude, relationships, well-being, and a commitment to social emotional learning and personal growth.

A catalyst for equity, diversity, and inclusion. You possess cultural sensitivity and humility, with an understanding of systemic and institutionalized racism facing communities of color. You actively work to ensure that Summer Search’s equity, diversity, and inclusion principles are infused fundraising activities.

How To Apply

Click here to submit a resume and targeted cover letter that answers the question, “What excites you about Summer Search and the National Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving opportunity?” Please address your cover letter to Megan Sussman, Vice President of Development.

San Francisco, CA

Program Director, Immigrant Rights, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

The Organization

ABOUT THE EVELYN AND WALTER HAAS, JR. FUND

Sixty-six years ago, Evelyn and Walter A. Haas, Jr. started a family foundation as a way to give back to their community— the people of the San Francisco Bay Area. The founders were inspired by their vision of a society in which all people could live, work, and raise their families with dignity. Today, their children and grandchildren—Robert D. Haas, Betsy Haas Eisenhardt, Walter J. Haas, Elise K. Haas, Jesse Eisenhardt, and Walter A. Haas III—carry on the founders’ legacy by taking on contemporary issues rooted in a deep commitment to advancing rights and creating opportunities for all. The Haas, Jr. Fund has evolved from a locally-focused funder in the Bay Area to one that is recognized at the local, state, and national levels.

In all of its work, the Haas, Jr. Fund seeks to:

  • Demonstrate empathy. Compassion and empathy for others are key to the Haas, Jr. Fund’s work on issues ranging from alleviating homelessness to advancing rights and opportunities for gay and lesbian people, immigrants, and students in San Francisco’s public schools.
  • Respect people’s tremendous ability to create change. The Haas, Jr. Fund approaches its philanthropy with a deep belief in the power and the wisdom of people to shape solutions to the problems affecting them and their communities.
  • Affirm diversity and inclusion. Treating people fairly, equitably, and with dignity has been a distinguishing and longstanding value of the Haas family, dating back to the days when Walter A. Haas, Jr. and his brother, Peter Haas, led Levi Strauss & Co. to desegregate its plants in the South.
  • Make a deep and lasting difference. Over the years, the Haas, Jr. Fund evolved from supporting local direct services in the Bay Area to scaling and leading transformative efforts to level the playing field for people, families, and communities.
  • Nurture and sustain a love for the Bay Area. The Haas family’s philanthropy is motivated by their love and deep appreciation for the vitality and beauty of the Bay Area, its diverse people, and its rich culture.

Under the family’s leadership, the Haas, Jr. Fund leverages its partnerships and grantmaking to make a positive difference across these current priorities: Immigrant Rights; Gay and Lesbian Rights; Education Equity; Haas Leadership Initiatives; and community initiatives.

The Haas, Jr. Fund, located in downtown San Francisco, has a full-time staff of about 25 professionals and assets of approximately $460 million. It has awarded over $600 million in grants since its founding. For more information, visit us online at haasjr.org.

Position Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Director for Immigrant Rights leads the Haas, Jr. Fund’s efforts to secure equal rights and opportunities for immigrants, and ensure their ability to fully participate in the social, economic and civic life of our communities and to positively shape the future of California and the nation.

After years of groundbreaking immigration policy advancements in California, the changing political climate requires a leader who can work creatively to respond to challenges and capitalize on opportunities in close partnership with immigration movement leaders and other partners to advance inclusive values and policies. At this pivotal moment for immigrant rights, the Program Director will have an opportunity to build on the Haas, Jr. Fund’s past accomplishments, reputation and strengths to shape and implement a bold new vision for the program. This unique opportunity is suited for an ambitious leader who is willing to take risks, exhibits strategic agility, and thrives by continually learning from successes and setbacks.

The Program Director for Immigrant Rights reports to the Vice President of Programs and is responsible for:

Strategic Grantmaking and Partnership

  • Provide strategic partnership and support to the immigrant rights movement at both the state and national levels as thought leader, alliance builder, strategist and fundraiser.
  • Direct the development and implementation of the Fund’s Immigrant Rights priorities, identifying levers for impact, establishing goals and objectives, and directing grantmaking.
  • Play an influential role beyond grantmaking by providing grantee partners, movement leaders, foundation representatives and allies with strategic advising, resource connections and additional supports.
  • Collaborate with foundations and additional partners to develop initiatives, leverage resources, and engage in cross-movement efforts.
  • Prepare grant and strategy recommendations, and educate the Board of Directors, staff and other stakeholders on challenges and opportunities for advancing the immigrant rights movement.
  • Manage the immigration grants portfolio, including due diligence, financial reviews, site visits, compliance with applicable rules and regulations, and evaluation.
  • Supervise staff assigned to support and advance the Fund’s immigration program by providing ongoing direction, coaching, and professional development support.

Field Knowledge and External Relations

  • A high level of knowledge about current immigration policies, trends, and the immigration ecosystem.
  • Provide an active leadership role in fundraising and attracting other funders to the immigrant rights field.
  • Participate in the philanthropic sector and represent the Fund in public arenas and forums to advance the program strategy, including affinity groups and funder collaboratives.
  • Help deepen partnerships with public, nonprofit and other sectors and leaders to advance mutual goals.

Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes

Experience and Perspective

  • Demonstrated track record of success moving a strategic policy or project initiative from vision to impact in partnership with community leaders.
  • Direct experience in immigrant movements and ability to advance social change agendas.
  • A deep understanding of the immigrant experience; appreciation of immigrants and their connections to other movements; and a track record of working with diverse immigrant and low-income communities, especially in California.
  • Ten years or more experience demonstrating progressively greater leadership responsibility and impact.
  • Solid understanding of philanthropy and the role of foundations in the nonprofit sector, with substantial experience working in a nonprofit or similar environment, ideally with grantmaking experience.

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • Embrace the Haas, Jr. Fund’s mission and values, and professionally represent the Haas family.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to write clearly, succinctly, analytically, and persuasively in a jargon-free and inspiring way.
  • Strong research and analysis skills. Ability to identify levers for change within complex systems (“see the forest for the trees”) and operate at a high conceptual level.
  • Proficiency in maintaining high standards of integrity and confidentiality in all relationships with board members, staff, grantees, colleagues, grant applicants and other audiences.
  • Excellent public speaking skills and ability to engage different sectors and audiences such as board members, other foundations, public sector leaders, nonprofit and movement leaders, and immigrant communities.
  • Humility, with an emphasis on getting the work done and leading from behind rather than getting credit.
  • Exhibits significant cultural competence with awareness of the increasing complexities of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and orientation.
  • Effective adapting to change, working flexibly and dealing with ambiguity.
  • Comfortable working in a generative space, contributing ideas and creativity.
  • Well organized with ability to multitask and move many projects forward simultaneously.

Additional Desirable Attributes 

  • A degree in a related field such as public policy, law, urban planning; or a commensurate level of experience.
  • Compassion, a sense of humor and joy, and a commitment to doing the highest quality work.
  • Creative and able to think about age old problems in new ways.
  • Able to be an effective team member, contribute to the effectiveness of colleagues, and positively contribute to organizational culture.
  • Fluency in a second language and experience living, studying, working or volunteering abroad.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Haas, Jr. Fund offers an excellent benefits package including generous medical, dental, and vision plans; paid time off and other paid leave policies; a substantial employer contribution to pension; transit subsidy; and volunteer and matching grant support.

How To Apply

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to Derek Tynes, Director of Talent and Culture at Jobs@haasjr.org.

  • Use the subject line: Program Director, Immigrant Rights.
  • Submit Microsoft Word or PDF files only (one combined PDF file is preferred).
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

San Francisco, CA

Director of Program Strategy, Metta Fund

The Organization

Founded in 1998, Metta Fund is a private foundation formed from the merger of Davies Medical Center with California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Health. Metta Fund is dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of San Francisco’s aging population, particularly focusing on social determinants of health.

Position Overview

Metta Fund seeks a Director of Program Strategy to play an integral role in achieving Metta Fund’s vision of an inclusive, connected, multi-generational, healthy, and thriving San Francisco. The Director of Program Strategy will be responsible for driving the foundation’s grantmaking and programmatic investments, learning and evaluation efforts, and partnerships.

How To Apply

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

Washington, DC

Chief Development Officer, League of Women Voters, League of Women Voters

The Organization

As the League of Women Voters embarks on the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment and its own 100th birthday, it seeks a Chief Development Officer to join a senior team that is launching the organization into its second century.

The League is redefining its mission for the 21st century with initiatives like People Powered Fair Maps, a national effort to take on partisan gerrymandering, and She is me, a cross-generational effort to engage a diverse range of women in voting rights movements.

Position Overview

As it pursues these expansions, the League’s development program will cultivate pipelines in various verticals to expand annual revenue to $15M by 2025. The Chief Development Officer will lead a team with responsibility for Direct Mail and Telemarketing, Major Giving, Foundations and Government, Corporate Giving and Digital Giving.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will oversee the development of new messaging for fundraising and combine development and communications strategies for annual and opportunity-based support.

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have extensive experience in the design and execution of multi-faceted revenue generation programs, including the establishment of growth targets for wide varieties of outreach and communications channels and the continual and creative expansion of a major donor pipeline. The successful candidate will have experience working closely with senior management and a Board of Directors to build visibility, impact, and financial resources toward organizational goals.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • At least 10  to 15 years of experience in non-profit development, including fundraising for an advocacy organization.
  • Demonstrated results executing non-profit fundraising strategies that expand and diversify the donor base to increase overall revenue.
  • Experience mobilizing both long term and immediate opportunities to capitalize revenue and awareness for an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to shape core messaging that drives fundraising outreach and strategies.
  • Exceptional organizational and management skills to lead a team of fundraisers.
  • Record of successfully engaging senior leaders and Board members in the fundraising process.

How To Apply

More information about DRi searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions.

Washington, DC

Director of Programs (Peer Learning), Grantmakers for Effective Organization

The Organization

The GEO community makes the difference between grantmaking as usual and transformational change. We’re more than 6,600 grantmakers working together to turn a hunger for more effective philanthropy into clear pathways for achieving it. We’re cutting through the noise to lift up the practices that matter most to nonprofits and communities.

About GEO

The GEO community gives grantmakers the opportunity to work with others navigating the same journey to improve. With conferences focused on solving of-the-moment challenges, regular opportunities for peer learning, and publications that lift up best practice and examples from peers, GEO speeds grantmakers’ progress on the road to effectiveness. Four out of five GEO members outpace the field in adopting smarter grantmaking practices. To learn more about how GEO is making faster progress possible, visit www.geofunders.org.

Position Overview

The director of programs (peer learning) plays a key role in developing a strategic vision for, designing and delivering GEO’s peer learning and community building programming, including cohorts, workshops, speaking engagements, webinars and member calls. Working closely with program staff as well as with members and key stakeholders, they plan, implement, and manage impactful opportunities for grantmakers to learn and connect with one another across a variety of in-person and remote settings. The director reports to the vice president of the programs and supervises members of the peer learning subteam. As a director at GEO, they hold responsibility for stewarding organizational culture, talent development, planning/budgeting, strengthening the connections between programming and revenue, and fostering alignment and relationships across the team and organization. This position involves about 20% travel.

If you were working with us, here are some of the things you would have done last week:

·         Facilitated a meeting of the peer learning team to discuss lessons learned from last quarter’s programming

·         Discussed the draft 2020 peer learning budget and work plan with other directors and members of the senior team; suggested revisions to peer learning revenue goals

·         Prepared for the upcoming staff-wide Intercultural Development Inventory training

·         Fielded a call with a partner organization interested in hosting a workshop featuring content from GEO’s most recent publication

·         Held a planning session with the other speakers in a breakout you’re facilitating at an industry conference in November

·         Connected with members to begin designing a new member network within the GEO community

·         Met with your direct reports for quarterly feedback conversations

Qualifications

·  8-10 years of relevant work experience, including designing and delivering programming (i.e. workshops, conference sessions, webinars, cohorts/communities of practice)

·         Knowledge of adult learning and change management practices

·         Track record of supervising and developing a diverse group of people in an inclusive way

·         Experience leading and/or navigating an organizational change process

  • Skilled facilitator and presenter who brings their energy and enthusiasm into content delivery
  • Able to hold the strategic through line of a variety of programming with different levels of direct involvement
  • Experience centering racial equity in content and conversations
  • Able to delegate and work collaboratively on a team while supporting professional growth of colleagues
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and organizational effectiveness
  • Commitment to and experience working in the nonprofit sector
  • Willingness to support an organization in the midst of cultural transformation to integrate a racial equity lens into its mission.

Salary and Benefits

GEO offers a competitive salary ($80k’s-90k’s) and a generous benefits package, including 100 percent employer paid health insurance, three weeks of vacation, twelve sick days, a 7 percent employer retirement contribution, a commitment to professional development and growth, along with a Metro accessible location in downtown D.C.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs, a resume and cover letter must be included with your application. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 6, 2020. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • Why are you a good fit for this position?
  • Tell us about your experience developing and delivering peer learning programming
  • Describe your approach to management and supervision
  • What appeals to you about working at GEO?

Washington, DC

Director of Individual Giving, National Women's Law Center

The Organization

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Position

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a strategic, experienced Director of Individual Giving also known as the Director of Philanthropic Engagement, to oversee and grow the Center’s individual giving program, with a specific emphasis on major gifts.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize, develop, and lead the execution of a comprehensive, integrated individual giving program with a current annual revenue goal of over $2.4 million—with a particular emphasis on major and planned gifts through finalizing a compelling case for support, implementing regular moves management, and establishing and deepening donor relationships managed by the Director and by senior staff and volunteers;
  • Directly manage a portfolio of individuals capable of gifts of $10,000 and over, including existing and prospective donors, securing renewals and increasing their support over time;
  • Oversee the Center’s Annual Fund, including integrated multi-channel strategies and appeals—supervising the efforts of the Manager of the Annual Fund to coordinate with development, program, and communications and marketing staff to seamlessly integrate offline and online messages, fundraising collateral, and donor engagement experiences;
  • Oversee individual donor-related aspects of the Center’s annual gala and regional fundraising and cultivation events, including recruiting and engaging philanthropic/culture chairs and host committees, integrating these events into the Center’s overall individual fundraising efforts, and coordinating with development and communications and marketing staff on event program and logistics;
  • Support the design and implementation of a comprehensive strategy to grow the organization’s grasstops presence and influence by engaging key individual influencers and philanthropists—including those within TIME’S UP and the entertainment industry;
  • Lead individual prospect research and the effective use of contact management systems and processes to staff the President and CEO, other senior staff, and volunteer leaders’ work with individual donors and prospects; oversee individual donor gift acknowledgements and reconciliation of individual revenue and projections with colleagues in Finance; oversee tracking of pertinent donor and prospect information in Raiser’s Edge, wealth screening and other research projects, and analytic reporting. Supervise the Database Manager and coordinate with other Development Team staff and colleagues in Communications to integrate these efforts with online appeals and gifts received through Every Action.

Key Relationships

The Director of Philanthropic Engagement reports directly to the Vice President of Development.  The Director collaborates with the President and CEO, COO and Chief of Staff, the Senior Vice President for External Affairs, the Board of Directors, the Leadership Advisory Committee, and key program staff, as well as colleagues in Development and Communications. The Director directly supervises the Manager of the Annual Fund (who supervises the Philanthropic Engagement Associate) and the Database Manager, and oversees relevant projects delegated to the External Affairs Assistant and Development interns.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Fundraising strategist with passion for fundraising for social justice and equity-centered organizations, with at least 11 years of progressively responsible development experience, including significant experience designing and implementing integrated individual giving programs;
  • Collaborative style and inclusive approach to leadership and management;
  • Proven track record in fostering professional relationships with high-net-worth individuals, managing a dynamic portfolio of donors and prospects, and personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that lead to successful major gift and planned gift closures, including supporting and leveraging executive-level staff and volunteers;
  • Superior communications and storytelling skills, with the ability to frame and write in compelling language about gender justice;
  • Experience with fundraising galas or other high-profile special events, and with integrating these events into an organization’s overall donor relations and communications plans;
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or similar database) and prospect research tools;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, multi-faceted projects, meet deadlines, maintain composure and perform well independently in a fast-paced, collaborative, deadline-driven setting, with careful attention to detail;
  • Sound judgment and ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential information regarding the Center’s business and sensitive donor information; high degree of self-motivation, personal discipline and integrity;
  • Ability and willingness to travel—approximately an annual average of 30-50% of the Director’s time will be spent on travel—and ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule when required; and
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Additional preferred skills and experience:

·         Progressively responsible experience in individual giving, including with a national social justice advocacy organization;

·         Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential and/or a track record of active involvement in the philanthropic community;

·         Working knowledge of estate planning issues and experience coordinating external consultants and/or pro bono counsel; and

Compensation

A minimum salary of $116,875 will be provided to the successful candidate having at least 11 years of experience directly relevant to this role, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework.

The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package, and four weeks of annual vacation.  NWLC is located on Metro’s Red Line in Dupont Circle.

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward a resume and cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications. Resumes should include exact start and end dates of employment. Please send application materials via e-mail to: philanthropicengagement@nwlc.org and include the position title in the subject line. Electronic submissions are preferred. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources Department, National Women’s Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Applications accepted until position is filled.

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

Reasonable accommodations

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

National Women’s Law Center

ATTN: Human Resources Manager – Talent

11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036

Washington, DC

Manager of Foundation Relations/Grant Writer, National Women's Law Center

The Organization

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

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

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

Position Overview

The National Women’s Law Center seeks two (2) talented and experienced grant writers to join its Development team as Managers of Foundation Relations.  The Managers of Foundation Relations will support foundation fundraising efforts across all of the Center’s program areas, including reproductive rights and health, income security and child care, and workplace justice, and will serve as a key member of a development team that is expanding networks of and deepening relationships with individual, corporate, law firm, and foundation donors for this leading women’s rights organization.

Responsibilities

  • Develop detailed proposals and reports for the Center’s foundation funders across the Center’s program areas, in collaboration with the Director of Foundation Engagement and key program area and communications/marketing staff.
  • Develop issue-specific projects/programs and related budgets in collaboration with the Director of Foundation Engagement, Vice President for Development, and program, communications/marketing and finance staff as appropriate.
  • Track project/program activities and expenses in collaboration with the Director of Foundation Engagement, Vice President for Development, program staff, and finance staff.
  • Maintain and track pertinent foundation outreach—including cultivations, solicitations, and other activities—in Raiser’s Edge and other tracking systems.
  • Directly manage a portfolio of foundation funders.
  • Engage in grant stewardship, cultivation, and regular communications with foundation staff.
  • Engage in foundation prospect research and cultivation.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Foundation Engagement and in collaboration with the Vice President for Development and colleagues in Finance, assist in developing and monitoring the Center’s annual and longer-term revenue plan and the Development department’s annual budget as they relate to foundation support.
  • Engage in other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible foundation fundraising experience, including significant experience in writing foundation grant proposals and reports, preferably at a major national advocacy organization;
  • Proven track record in building and maintaining successful relationships with foundations;
  • Superior oral and written communications skills, including the ability to write in compelling language about the Center’s work and to prepare complex proposals, reports and related materials;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and engage diverse audiences and to build long-term relationships, including experience leveraging executive-level staff to achieve fundraising success;
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills, with careful attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to manage multi-faceted projects, meet deadlines, and perform well independently with grace under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment;
  • Sound judgment and ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential information regarding the Center’s business and sensitive donor information; high degree of self-motivation, personal discipline and integrity;
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or similar database) and prospect research tools required;
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule when required.

 

Additional preferred skills and knowledge:

·         Experience with Law Center issues (e.g., child care access, income security and public benefit programs, workplace justice, education), or other issues related to gender justice, racial justice, reproductive justice or LGBTQ+ equality.

  • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment;

Key Relations

The Manager of Foundation Relations will report directly to the Director of Foundation Engagement.  The Manager will collaborate with the Vice President for Development and key program staff, as well as the President and CEO and Senior Vice President for External Affairs and colleagues in Development, Finance, and Communications.  The Manager will oversee relevant projects delegated to the External Affairs Assistant and Development Interns.

Compensation & Benefits

A minimum salary of $69,685 will be provided to the successful candidate having at least 2 years of experience directly relevant to this role, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s compensation framework.

The Center offers a comprehensive benefits package, and four weeks of annual vacation.  NWLC is located on Metro’s Red Line in Dupont Circle.

How to Apply

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

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

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

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

National Women’s Law Center

ATTN: Human Resources Manager – Talent

11 Dupont Circle NW, Suite 800

Washington, DC 20036

Winston-Salem, NC

Associate Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Organization

Overview 

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is seeking an Associate Network Officer to manage existing relationships and identify new ones in specific parts of the South and grow into administering related grants portfolios.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of the change the region so urgently needs right now. America is in a pivotal moment, and the South has always played an outsized role in the direction the country takes, for better or for worse. Structural racism and other forms of discrimination are major barriers to an equitable, inclusive and more democratic region. Political control remains too concentrated in the hands of a wealthy few. Disinvestment in public goods has eroded the framework people need to get ahead. The economy too often relies on short-term behavior that hurts low-wealth people, communities and the environment.

History tells us people working collaboratively and in networked ways have the ability to disrupt those power dynamics, and the communities most affected by oppression are best positioned to dismantle it. In building our board and staff, MRBF places high value on a broad diversity of race, gender, class, sexual orientation and ability.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to continuous learning, with a dedication in particular to understanding history, context, current events, lessons from our partners and opportunities for change.  We believe people’s experiences – joys and triumphs, challenges and adversity – offer wisdom and shape perspectives, which are important contributions to an organization’s culture and work. This person will have excellent interpersonal skills – a natural relationship builder who recognizes the difficulty inherent in social justice work while maintaining optimism and embracing the importance of camaraderie, humor and humility. The Associate Network Officer will be a member of the program team, a highly collaborative and responsive group that studies context and opportunities to inform grantmaking and strategies.

This is an exciting time to work at the Foundation. New board and staff members are bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the work. The team is working to instill a clearer commitment to racial equity and more collaborative decision-making processes. The Foundation welcomes an associate who thinks creatively to help us be the best philanthropic partner we can be.

The Foundation

The Babcock Foundation’s mission is helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. We serve an 11-state footprint, supporting organizations and networks advancing economic opportunity, increasing civic engagement and advocating for more supportive policies.

The Foundation fosters honest, respectful, supportive relationships with our grantee partners, strives to learn deeply from them and share those lessons broadly. We emphasize a clear focus on place, understanding the sociopolitical context varies from town to town, state to state. We employ multiple, layered strategies, investing in multiple organizations and networks with general support funding over time, and engage with multiple tools, wielding our reputation in service of our mission and carefully considering how we invest our financial assets. The Foundation seeks to support networks, understanding social change is more likely when people and organizations bring mutually reinforcing strategies, capacities and perspectives.

Commitment to Racial Equity

Addressing the pervasive harm racism has inflicted demands organizations examine everything they do with an explicit analysis of how race and power operate, and how our interventions can advance opportunity and justice for everyone in the region. Today the Babcock Foundation is learning to center this analysis in all our work. The board and staff are delving into the history omitted from schoolbooks and analyzing how it continues to exacerbate wealth inequality and disenfranchise people. We are collecting new data about the organizations we support and the communities they serve so we can become better partners. We are also examining internal policies, from hiring to investing, how we talk about our work, the vendors we hire, and the hotels and restaurants we patronize.

Position Overview

The Position

  • Develop the Foundation’s relationships in specified states and regions to identify grantmaking opportunities.
  • Nurture funding partnerships and networks one-on-one as well as at conferences and other professional activities to advance MRBF’s priorities.
  • Review grant proposals, conduct due diligence, write and present recommendations to the board.
  • Stay abreast of the philanthropic field and the shifting economic, political and social context.
  • Respond to grant inquiries, help grant seekers understand MRBF’s process, offer referrals and networking opportunities.
  • Participate on program team to make recommendations to the board.
  • Build strong relationships with fellow team members to advance learning, shared support and effective collaboration.
  • Contribute to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff.
  • Monitor grants for technical assistance needs, impact and lessons.
  • Research, write and present occasional papers for the program team and board.
  • Contribute as needed to external Foundation communications.
  • Help plan and implement resources and activities such as convenings, technical assistance, peer networks and directories.

Qualifications 

  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Foundation, with a willingness to learn proactively about racial equity and integrate it into all aspects of the work
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • 4+ years of nonprofit, grantmaking or other experience related to the Foundation’s priorities
  • Experience working with and accountable to low-wealth people and communities of color in the South
  • Respect for the dignity and abilities of all people
  • Experience building relationships and fostering alliances to accomplish goals
  • Experience with and trust in collegial decision making, coupled with the ability to work independently, flexibly and with good humor
  • Keen analytical skills with the ability to learn and synthesize new information quickly while using instinct and intuition effectively
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines; ability to pay attention to accuracy and detail while thinking broadly
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Commitment to the Southeastern United States
  • Ability to drive and travel about 30 percent of the time

Additional Information 

The Associate Network Officer is supervised by the Senior Network Officer. This is a full-time position based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a generous benefits package and an annual salary range of $52,000 to $60,000. The Foundation will contribute to relocation expenses. We look forward to receiving applications from a diverse pool of candidates. The Babcock Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a diverse staff.

How To Apply

To ensure the Foundation finds the most qualified candidate, the hiring committee will review applications every two weeks, beginning February 7, 2020.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to applications@mrbf.org