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Based out of Newmarket, NH or Burlington, VT office (once safe to do so) with opportunity to work remotely.

Program Manager, New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Inc.

The Organization

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (Grassroots Fund) is a 501(c)(3) environmental justice funder with a mission to energize and nurture long term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and environmentally sustainable communities.

Our program work:

  • fosters innovation by directly providing grants to frontline environmental justice/just transition organizers and engaging in conversation around our guiding practices towards transformative work;
  • amplifies voices through our participatory modeling focused on shifting power in decision-making;
  • convenes changemakers through our Community of Practice work, RootSkills Training Series, Catalyst Conversations and pop-up offices;
  • reimagines philanthropy through our shared decision-making model of grantmaking and by working to disrupt white supremacy culture across programs.

The Grassroots Fund co-creates healthy and sustainable communities throughout New England by providing individuals and groups – particularly those who have been traditionally marginalized – with access to the tools, resources and connections they need to achieve environmental and social justice.  Our Guiding Practices are fundamental to our mission, functions and programs.

Position Overview

The Grassroots Fund seeks a dynamic and collaborative individual who has an established record of direct environmental justice/just transition work in marginalized communities.  The Program Manager works with a team of two other Program Managers and reports to the Director of Operations. The Program Manager has four primary focus areas in support of the organization’s mission:

1.   Lead facilitation of the Grow grant program, which includes managing a 3-tiered participatory process with an open call for application readers, planning grantmaking committee retreats (in collaboration with a planning committee), providing applicant support, managing grant intake, review, and management of grant awards;

2.   Design and facilitate a (new to the Grassroots Fund) cohort program that brings together grassroots organizers around narrative strategy & movement building. Program manager will collaborate with consultant(s) to set program goals, design content, manage logistics of (virtual) cohort meetings and assist in the delivery of narrative outcomes (Community Stories as blog posts, podcasts or videos);

3.   Manage social media platforms and coordinate staff content/contributions.

4.   Collaborate with fellow Program Managers to deliver an integrated series of convenings (pop-up offices, Catalyst Convenings & RootSkills trainings) and community of practice opportunities for grassroots organizers;

Job Location:  Staff members are based out of Newmarket, NH and Burlington, VT but are working remotely for the foreseeable future due to the COVID19 pandemic. This position will ideally be based in one of our offices. Consideration will be given to permanent remote staffing, provided staff member is based in New England and could work out of one of the offices on an agreed upon minimum routine with transportation costs reimbursement.        Learn More

How To Apply

Please submit a single PDF that contains a cover letter, current résumé and the names and contact information of at least three professional or relevant references. We will begin review/interviews as applications are received with priority given to applications received by August 10th, 2020.  Please send your PDF application file to: Please direct any questions to email only.

Battle Creek, MI

Program Officer – Fellowship Alumni, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), a leading philanthropic force helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for Program Officer, working with alumni of their fellowship programs.  WKKF’s work focuses 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. Across these three areas, WKKF has committed to approaches that undergird racial equity and healing, community and civic engagement, and leadership capacity building.  Key to the leadership capacity building approach, fellowships have been one of the foundation’s most effective tools for realizing the belief that community-grounded leadership is a critical tool for both individual development and broad societal change.  In 2014, the foundation launched a new Community Leadership Fellowship program, targeting individuals who can be transformative change agents in their communities so that vulnerable children and their families can achieve optimal health and well-being, academic achievement, and financial security.

As a member of the foundation’s Racial Equity, Community Engagement, and Leadership Programs team, and serving as a peer to the program officers on the grantmaking teams, the new program officer will co-design and support programming for alumni of WKKF fellowship programs that realizes a vision where fellowship alumni are engaged with the work of the foundation and connected to each other in meaningful ways. The program officer will assume responsibility for fellowship alumni engagement and programming; cultivating a rich network of former fellows in the foundation’s priority places of Michigan, Mississippi, New Orleans, and New Mexico, and worldwide. Together with this distinguished group, the program officer will engage in thought partnership with foundation leaders to envision, articulate, and operationalize a community leadership and talent network that nurtures ongoing individual growth opportunities for fellows, builds continued connections to human capital in communities, and helps to  inform leadership development programming throughout the foundation.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned connector and network builder. S/he/they must be firmly committed to the foundation’s mission and will have an understanding of the broad social and economic forces affecting communities and families, demonstrated knowledge of best practices in leadership development and network building strategy, and success facilitating authentic, productive dialogue within diverse communities and settings. The successful candidate will have experience directing meaningful engagement with alumni groups or fellowship networks, ideally in a community-based context, and will have strong understanding of trends and networks within the leadership development field, both domestically and internationally. S/he/they will bring a significant set of skills in strategic communication, translating concept into action, and building meaningful relationships with persons from diverse cultural, social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.  S/he/they will be an outstanding writer and communicator and will possess a strong team orientation, a high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and the maturity and humility to learn from a variety of stakeholders and partners.

Position Overview

Work at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is both a great privilege and a tremendous responsibility. The new program officer will join an extraordinary team of individuals who are passionate about leadership and communities at a time of reimagining the way the foundation can leverage all its assets toward greater impact and ends achievement.  The program officer will direct and create alumni engagement and programming offerings that recognize the importance of human capital development in the achievement of systems change in education, health, and economic security across the foundation’s priority locations and in support of racial equity, healing, and transformation in our country.

Specifically, the new program officer will:

  • Guide ongoing fellowship alumni engagement efforts and alumni professional development. Through strengthening linkages with the alumni community and various leadership networks, the program officer will build a program of robust alumni engagement and ongoing professional development and learning opportunities for fellows and emerging leaders engaged in the work of community change.
  • Support capacity building and the connectivity of community leadership nationally and internationally.  The program officer will leverage the foundation’s ongoing alumni engagement efforts and follow-on guidance and learning opportunities to ensure the cadre of entrepreneurial and innovative WKKF fellows will continue to serve as catalysts for systems change in communities and provide continued support for each other. The program officer will work closely with other relevant foundation staff and partners to support the development of social change leaders, build collaboration within and for the benefit of fellowship projects, and guide ongoing implementation of fellows’ social change efforts in their communities, nationally and internationally.
  • Manage and promote the fellowship alumni community. The program officer will be a community builder with a clear view of how to inspire and maintain a deeply engaged alumni community, utilizing multiple communication channels to engage with alumni and amplify their voices. The program officer will develop feedback mechanisms to understand alumni and community leadership needs to inform and improve program offerings. The program officer will collaborate with internal, place-based and systems change teams to share and source alumni stories and ideas.
  • Promote opportunities for the alumni network to inform and engage WKKF programmatic and talent strategy in support of the foundation’s mission. The program officer will work to ensure that alumni community talents and expertise are brought into close partnership and collaboration with the foundation, working together to achieve community and programmatic goals in the priority areas.
  • Serve as a resource to other leaders in the foundation. As the program officer nurtures the growth of the alumni network, s/he/they will also be a thought partner to grantmaking colleagues within the foundation on best practices and innovations in community leadership development. This includes providing insight to departments across the foundation into the impetus and goals of local community movements, how to strengthen networks, the benefits of strategic communication, and how to keep national leaders aware of and embedded in community-level social change.

How To Apply

For a full position description, please visit

More information about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation may be found at

This search is being conducted with the assistance of Callie Carroll and Vanita Bhargava 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 a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

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

Bethesda, MD

Chief Financial Officer, Bainum Family Foundation

The Organization

Established in 1968, The Bainum Family Foundation is a private, operating foundation with a mission to improve the quality and availability of resources for children living in poverty. Geographically, the Foundation works primarily in the Washington, D.C. area, but maintains a broader commitment to other communities, both domestically and internationally. The Foundation’s current grantmaking strategy includes three interconnected initiatives: Early Learning, Food Security and School Mental Health. Together with community partners, the Foundation operates and supports high-quality educational programs and services to directly enhance outcomes for children. This is done through a circle of collaboration that includes parents, educators, other funders, nonprofit partners, policymakers, and business and civic leaders.

With more than $600 million in assets, the Foundation is among the largest philanthropic organizations in the state of Maryland.  Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, the Foundation employs 38 dedicated professionals with a rich diversity of backgrounds and content expertise.  Several additional full-time staff and seasonal laborers live on and work for the Bainum Foundation Farm, launched after the Foundation received 263 acres in Virginia from Stewart Bainum’s estate in 2015.  This farm is now integral to the Foundation’s Food Security initiative which works to develop a deeper understanding of root causes and systemic inequities contributing to food insecurity.  In 2019, the Foundation’s operating budget was $25 million.

The Foundation values and maintains a commitment to a diverse workforce and an equitable, inclusive culture.  Reflecting an essential core belief, the Foundation endeavors to center diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of its work, including holistically supporting team members, partners, and the communities being served.

Please visit for more information.

Position Overview

Under the leadership of David Daniels, appointed CEO and President in November of last year, the Foundation now seeks nominations and applications for a mission-oriented Chief Financial Officer to help steward the next chapter in the Foundation’s journey.  Reporting to the CEO, the new CFO will join a passionate Executive Leadership Team at a pivotal moment in the foundation’s history.  The new CFO will work directly with the CEO, the leadership team, and the Board of Directors to drive changes needed to ensure that the foundation’s financial capabilities, investment portfolio, and programs are aligned and in service of the organization’s mission.  They will also be instrumental in creating a culture of trust and accountability, transparent communication, and continuous improvement and innovation.

For a full position description, please visit:

How To Apply

This search is being conducted with assistance from Linh Nguyen, Katherine Jacobs, and Vanita Bhargava of NPAG.  Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to:  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 Bainum Family Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Brooklyn, NY

Program Associate, Safety, Health, Economic Justice (SHE), Ms. Foundation for Women

The Organization

Organization Information

Since our founding in 1973, we have had a history of supporting the birth and growth of social justice movements in the U.S.—from women’s safety and reproductive justice, to economic justice, child care and the re-building of the Gulf Coast. The Ms. Foundation has consistently pioneered and supported cutting-edge strategies within and across feminist and social justice movements. We have been willing to take risks to support emerging issues, identify gaps in resources, and inform the fields of philanthropy and social justice to create inclusive and sustainable social change for all. Our grants — paired with skills-building, networking and other strategic opportunities — enable organizations to advance women’s grassroots solutions across race and class, and to build social movements within and across three areas: Economic Justice, Safety and Women’s Health. We strive to promote organizations committed to feminist movement-building.

Our mission is to build women’s collective power In the U.S. to advance equity and justice for all. We achieve our mission by investing in, and strengthening the capacity of women-led movements to advance meaningful social, cultural and economic change in the lives of women.

Our vision is a just and safe world where power and possibility are not limited by gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or age. We believe that equity and inclusion are the cornerstones of a true democracy in which the worth and dignity of every person are valued.


We accomplish our mission and make our vision a reality by actively living our core values and holding each other accountable for them:

Integrity: We believe in holding ourselves responsible and accountable for all that we say in order to build an aligned, principled and powerful movement for gender equity.

Trust and respect: We believe in the truth that comes from those we work with and those most impacted by the issues affecting their communities. We believe in honoring their voices and supporting their leadership.

Interconnectedness: We believe that by achieving equity for women of color, we achieve equity for all. Given the complexity of the issues we face, we are committed to addressing issues holistically, understanding that we need to build power and alignment across multiple movements and sectors to win the battles we are facing.

Social justice: We believe that structural changes are needed in order to increase opportunities for those who are least well off politically, socially and economically.

Position Overview

The Program Associate, Safety, Health, and Economic Justice (SHE) works closely with the Vice President of Strategy and Programs to provide both programmatic and administrative support for the program team. In addition, the Program Associate 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 Vice President of Strategy and Programs or as assigned. The Program Associate brings a broad understanding of feminism, gender, racial and LGBTQ justice movements, and intersections with other social justice movements.

Specific Responsibilities/Duties

Administrative and Program Support:

  • Manage administrative tasks such as organizing program files, reference materials, and mailing lists, retrieving information from GIFTS and other databases.
  • Handle invoices, payment reconciliation, and expense reporting as assigned.
  • Assist team with planning and coordinating meetings, travel, workshops and convenings, and making logistical arrangements as assigned.
  • Manage consultant contracts.
  • Maintain grants database, budget spreadsheets and grant calendars, and coordinate grant processes for the team.
  • Support strategic planning and learning processes, including through research, analysis, preparation of materials, and notetaking.

Program and Grants Management:

  • Participate in grantmaking process and design, including initial screening of potential grantees, analyzing background information; soliciting and developing request for proposals, preparing grant recommendations; serving as a focal point on select grantee relationships and conducting site visits.
  • Liaise with Finance and Administration to ensure smooth grants management and work flow in the due diligence process.
  • Liaise with grantee organizations on issues related to the grants process, due diligence requests, reporting and other data gathering for the program.
  • Serve as a compliance checkpoint to ensure grantmaking stays within yearly budgets.
  • Conduct research related to field developments, opportunities related to grantmaking, and other projects requested by the Vice President of Strategy and Programs.
  • Assist the team as needed with tracking grantee work and outcomes, including reviewing grant reports, participating in meetings with grantees, and reading and tracking news and research related to grantees, assigned.


  • Track and maintain grantee progress reports and victories for reporting and communications.
  • Assist in the preparation of educational materials and other information, including presentation slides, newsletters and the annual report.
  • Participate in team presentations as needed.


  • Minimum of two years of experience in program administration, financial management, community organizing or grassroots advocacy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to summarize, synthesize, and revise documents.
  • Ability to effectively understand and manage financial information, budgets and databases.
  • Highly proficient with Internet and Windows-based technology (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience with MicroEdge GIFTS or other project management and grants management software a plus.
  • Ability to work under pressure, take ownership of projects, and hold oneself accountable for results.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, and willingness to ask questions and seek assistance.
  • Ability to manage relationships with Foundation colleagues, grantees and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexible working style that supports positive partnerships and collegial relationships.
  • Ability to travel for Foundation and external events as needed.

Institutional Values Alignment:

  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision and to working with diverse communities toward women’s safety, health and economic justice
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and accountability around actively living the Foundation’s values of integrity, trust and respect, interconnectedness, and social justice – throughout internal and external communications and relationships, work, and decision-making
  • Ability to build collegial, productive relationships with team members, grantees, donors, peer funders, volunteers, and institutional partners, through the lens of our organizational values


The annual salary range for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. We also offer a generous and comprehensive range of benefits.

How To Apply

Applications should include your résumé and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and where you learned of the position. Please submit these materials to:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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

Charlottesville, VA

Chief Financial Officer, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

The Organization

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation was established in 1967 with a mission to improve the quality of life in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange. This region of more than 310,000 people includes a variety of rural and urban environments, and is home to a complex, and at times, deeply painful American history. The region’s changing demographics present opportunities for great inclusion, and the Foundation is deeply committed to centering its work in equity to ensure our region is one where everyone can belong, contribute, and thrive. As a tax-exempt, nonprofit public charity, the Community Foundation works with local residents, nonprofits, and public and private organizations to facilitate philanthropy through several hundred donor funds and scholarships while awarding grants from its own discretionary resources.

Position Overview

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the President & CEO and has primary responsibility to oversee and direct financial, accounting, and investment activities in support of Foundation strategy. The CFO ensures sound financial management and investment practices that support organizational growth, financial stability, and community impact goals. The CFO communicates widely with external audiences about the Foundation’s investment program. The CFO also seeks ways to continuously improve the investment and finance program to align with organizational values and to expand opportunities for greater community investment. The CFO ensures organizational compliance with relevant laws and tax obligations, and manages organizational risks and liabilities. The CFO partners with the Director of Advancement to identify, establish, and maintain funds, and to provide other products and services that meet donors’ philanthropic goals. The CFO partners with the Director of Programs to ensure proper recording and auditing of community investment strategies that advance the Foundation’s strategic goals. The CFO engages in racial-equity trainings and personal growth opportunities offered by the Foundation.

Specific activities include:

● Develop and monitor the implementation of long-range financial plans in conjunction with the President & CEO and the Finance Committee, including setting targets for organizational growth

● Develop and maintain internal financial-management policies and procedures, performance measures, and dashboards

● Develop strong working relationship with the Governing Board

● As member of leadership team, develop, present, and secure Governing Board approval for strategic organizational initiatives

● Work with the Audit Committee to ensure compliance with all applicable financial, accounting, legal, and regulatory requirements and best-practice standards; ensure a system of strong internal controls

● Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements and financial analysis; oversee annual audit

● Lead the Investment Committee to ensure compliance with Governing Board–approved investment policies

● Research and propose community investment approaches that advance Foundation goals

● Ensure the timely reporting of investment activity to donors and fundholders

● Oversee and steward agency-endowment relationships, including cultivating new relationships

● Oversee the Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Gift Processing functions to ensure best practice and compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory standards

● Oversee organizational budgeting and reporting, working with the Accounting Manager to prepare annual budgets and routine expenditure reports

● Oversee functioning and relationship with database system provider

● Serve as primary contact on behalf of the Foundation for banking relationship and investment managers

● Oversee general administration and operations

● Handle risk-management for the Foundation, working with insurance agents to ensure proper liability coverage (D&O, cybersecurity, key person, etc.)

● Supervise and develop the Accounting Manager, Administration Manager, Data Analyst, and Accounting and Administrative Assistant positions

● Oversee human-resources function, including employee benefits program


The CFO has strong leadership, strategic, and communications skills as related to finance, investment, and general administration. A successful candidate has operational experience and should have the ability to assess the business implications of the Foundation’s operations; to design and execute approaches to meet strategic business opportunities and challenges; and to build support for proposed approaches at the Board level and externally. The candidate also understands, or is willing to develop an understanding of, the unique complexities of the community foundation business model. The CFO possesses strong analytical skills and practical experience and expertise in financial and accounting policies, practices, and systems. A successful candidate has a demonstrated track record in meeting compliance and best-practice standards for finance, investment, and/or accounting. The candidate can assess and propose strategies to manage organizational risk. The CFO is also familiar with—or is willing to learn about—a variety of charitable-giving products and approaches.

The CFO is a team player, an active problem-solver, and open to new ideas. A successful candidate can provide both strategic and operational support to the President & CEO and works collaboratively with other Directors to ensure coordinated management across the Foundation’s functional areas. The CFO is risk aware but not risk averse. The CFO also strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and works to embed these values across the financial, investment, and administrative functions of the organization. A successful candidate thrives as part of a team that values integrity, open and direct communication, vulnerability, and empathy.

The CFO has a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. A successful candidate has eight or more years, or the equivalent, of directly relevant work experience at a Director or Chief Financial Officer level in the field of finance or investment. Proficiency with financial-management and accounting software systems and programs is required. Understanding of GAAP-basis accounting required.

How To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter highlighting relevant experience and skills to

Denver, CO

Major Gifts Officer, Denver Health Foundation

The Organization

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Position Overview

Denver Health Foundation has been accelerating the work of Denver Health & Hospital Authority for more than 20 years by securing philanthropic support and investments. Given the aspiring agenda of Denver Health, the Foundation is planning for the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of the organization. The Major Gifts Team will be essential to the success of this exercise.
The Major Gifts Team will play a vital role in the success of the campaign by helping build and establish key relationships that will translate into significant financial commitments to the organization. The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) works closely with the Director of Major Gifts and the Major Gifts Team to develop and implement strategies for the major gift program. The primary objective of the MGO is to invest prospective donors in the vision of Denver Health and to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donor’s interests, passions and values and to secure financial investments as a result of these relationships. The MGO will be responsible for a portfolio of approximately 100 major gift donors and prospects.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to meet financial goals for major gift giving.  Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively.  Demonstrated ability to build relationships and compel others.  Ability to multi task, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision.  Strong written, oral and presentation communication skills.  Experience with constituent relationship management systems. Attention to detail and strong project management skills.  Ability to work as part of a team.  Professional attitude and appearance.

Computers and Technology:
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Proficiency in donor database management programs.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience: Three years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising; major gifts experience required.

How To Apply

Please apply directly to our Major Gifts Officer position via the following link:

Or go to our Denver Health Career Page and search for Job ID #674

Denver, CO

Senior Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

The SPO will serve on a team that focuses on four of the Foundation’s current priorities, including food access and security, affordable housing, child and adolescent health including school-based solutions and the promotion of physical activity. While the SPO will work across all of the Foundation’s priorities, knowledge and experience in the field of food access and security and food systems is preferred.

Applicants should have an understanding of the low-income communities we exist to serve, including communities of color, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ, rural communities, and/or neighborhoods or regions that face the greatest health inequities. Ideal candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree and eight years’ experience directly applicable to health philanthropy (or related), deep competency with strategy development and implementation, and project or operations management expertise. Experience in the nonprofit or public sector and experience working in health or related organizations is preferred. Senior Program Officers are actively engaged in their assigned geographic 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 on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website (

This position closes on August 14, 2020.

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

Eden Prairie, Mimnesota

Program Officer, Native Arts & Cultures, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

The Organization

Ballinger Leafblad is pleased to conduct the search for Program Officer, Native Arts & Cultures at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) was established through the generosity of Margaret A. Cargill, a granddaughter of the co-founder of Cargill, Inc. MACP encompasses two grantmaking entities, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation, whose collective assets place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.

The organization’s grantmaking supports work in seven domains: Animal Welfare, Arts & Cultures, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Environment, Quality of Life, Teachers, and Legacy & Opportunity.

To provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.

The organization’s grantmaking reflects the values and Margaret Cargill’s guiding principles and is always directed toward the mission and core purposes.

We expect our grantmaking to have these characteristics:

• We lead with our values, internally and externally.

• We partner with capable organizations that have demonstrated their ability to work successfully in our interest areas and in a manner consistent with our values. We look to our grantees as partners and co-learners.

• We provide meaningful support to strategic grantees.

• We support work in and with communities toward sustainable solutions.

• We pay special attention to underserved or low-attention areas, populations, or issues.

• We value and affirm the integration of all functions of the Philanthropies in our grantmaking.

• We make measurable impact on focused goals.

• We evaluate our work, reshape our approaches as we learn, share and apply our learning to future grantmaking.

All this we do, not to bring recognition to ourselves, but to support our grantees in the work they do to provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment, in a manner consistent with our founder’s wishes and intent.

Done well, this will distinguish us.

The cultural aspirations of MACP are to be humble, compassionate, respectful, honest, professional, ethical, and mindful of the importance of carrying out the philanthropic work as envisioned by Margaret A. Cargill.  Staff members need to be comfortable in an organization that is still “young” with ongoing growth and development. This is a culture where teamwork is critical, learning is ongoing, and decisions are made thoughtfully.

Our Cultural Values inspire us to learn, create, and excel through strong relationships with one another, our partners, and our community.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE – Working together to make lives better

• Our collective efforts are focused on furthering our mission

• We engage with colleagues and partners to achieve meaningful shared goals

• Everyone’s contributions count and even small actions have great value

• We encourage self-sufficiency

RESPECT – We treat people well

• We live full lives and appreciate one another’s time

• We listen to understand, and encourage candid, constructive dialog

• We welcome and value diverse perspectives and world views

• We actively support organizational decisions

• We show compassion to those in need

EXCELLENCE – We set the bar high

• We are committed to bringing our best, every day

• Our high-performing teams set and meet challenging goals

• We believe collaboration leads to better results

• We invest in expertise and bring the right resources to the table

• We are responsible stewards

LEARNING – Always growing

• We are committed to mentoring and developing our people

• We are willing to try new things

• We learn from our experiences, including our mistakes

• We embrace change as a means of growth

INTEGRITY – Do the right thing, even when no one is watching

• We take on commitments thoughtfully, and we deliver on what we promise

• We strive to earn and maintain trust

• We are committed to results without sacrificing our values

• We act and interact with honesty and authenticity

HUMILITY – “It’s not about us…”

• We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of MACP’s work

• We focus recognition on those who do the good work

• We value expertise and honor what others contribute

• We are mindful of the power dynamic in philanthropy

Position Overview

The Program Officer is responsible for supporting the development, implementation and management of the Native Arts & Cultures program of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies’ (MACP) Arts & Cultures domain. This position operates under the supervision of the Program Director and works in collaboration with the Managing Program Director, other Program Officers, and Program Associates. The Program Officer will work with team members and other Foundation staff in supporting and managing an effective grantmaking program to support the strategic content and desired impact for the Native Arts & Cultures program.

Across all programs, MACP seeks to provide meaningful assistance and support working in and with communities toward solutions that provide effective and sustainable programs to enhance quality of life, especially for vulnerable populations, or those who are underserved. The Native Arts & Cultures program “vision for impact” is being pursued through a well-developed strategy focusing on the intergenerational transfer of artistic skill and cultural knowledge within Native communities so that the following will be realized:

  • The Native arts and cultures of the Northwest, Upper Midwest and Southwest will be more deeply understood, more widely practiced, and more broadly recognized.
  • The culturally artistic core Native communities of practice throughout these regions will thrive sustainably while at the same time connect and be a resource for emerging culturally artistic Native communities through cultural corridors.

The Native Arts & Cultures program works with an established portfolio of key and regional grantee partners who serve as important intermediaries in direct connection and collaboration with Native communities located in a geographic focus of 13 states in the Northwest, Southwest and Upper Midwest regions of the U.S., and the Province of British Columbia.


  • Support the development and implementation of a strategically aligned grantmaking portfolio within clear annual distribution goals.
  • Work with applicants on all aspects of the MACP grantmaking process, Assist applicants in developing realistic proposals that are aligned with strategic funding priorities, within the scope of the program grantmaking budget, and consistent with MACP grantmaking policies and practices, and within applicants’ capacity to deliver.
  • Oversee active grants, track grantee progress, provide guidance and assistance to grantees, and review and analyze grantee reports. Monitor progress of grantees and provide clear communications to grantees, applicants, and other interested parties.
  • Work collaboratively with MACP Legal, Finance, Grants Management teams to conduct due diligence, assess institutional capacity, and monitor active grants.
  • In collaboration with the Managing Program Director, Program Director, other Program Officers, and MACP’s Evaluation team, develop qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze program impact and effectiveness for the purposes of learning and accountability.
  • Analyze and research sector practices, trends, innovation and organizational best practices in delivering programs and services.
  • Maintain an understanding of public policy and funding mechanisms and the role of private giving that supports the perpetuation of Native Arts & Cultures in community.
  • Prepare written materials for board and management review.  Assist with board meeting preparations and participate in board meetings as necessary.
  • Manage grantee relationships diplomatically in a manner consistent with MACP’s values and Philosophy of Grantmaking.
  • Promote partnership and a culture of learning within MACP and among grantees, and in some instances plan and co-facilitate grantee convenings or related gatherings.
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and site visits related to the continued understanding of Native Arts & Cultures.
  • Organize site visits for Program Director and for other MACP staff and leadership.
  • Strategically and responsibly recommend new grant concepts that will further strategic impact of the program portfolio.
  • Represent MACP to the public, including community leaders, community-based organizations, and colleagues in the field of philanthropy and arts & cultures sector.
  • Facilitate relationships and partnerships across organizations and institutions working on shared issues, in coordination with the Managing Program Director, Program Director, and other Program Officers.

Education, Experience and Other Qualifications

The ideal candidate is an experienced professional with demonstrated experience in Native Arts & Cultures or related fields such as:

  • Experience in Native Arts & Cultures programming, development, and experience in grantmaking or fund development.
  • Experience and familiarity with Native communities and working with Native artists, entrepreneurs, intermediaries, and technical-assistance providers.
  • Understanding of the specific nature and challenges of nonprofits and Tribal organizations in Native communities.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the diversity of Native arts and cultures and the discernment to judge place based and quality programming.
  • Excellent people skills and a demonstrated ability to develop trusted relationships within Native communities
  • Experience and understanding of protocols within Native communities and ability to advance program interests diplomatically in this area at local, regional and national levels.
  • Demonstrated high levels of intercultural understanding, cultural competency and sensitivity with specific experience in Native communities and Indian Country.
  • Understanding of culturally related intergenerational dynamics and influences present in communities of artistic practice.
  • Experience working in at least one of the geographic areas of program focus (Northwest, Upper Midwest, Southwest) preferred.

Experience as a Grantmaker is also desired. An undergraduate or graduate degree in a related field or equivalent work experience is expected.

Candidates should have an active curiosity and passion for MACP’s program interests and values, including making a difference in communities, forming deep partnerships with grantees, providing support to low-attention needs, and working with humility. Successful candidates will be collaborative, positive, and able to deal well with ambiguity and change. They will be adept at building collegial relationships and able to respond to issues with clarity and diplomacy. They will inspire and foster trust and confidence in staff, management, and their colleagues.

Other essential skills and experience include:

  • Understanding of the emerging trends, concepts, technical and practical issues involved in supporting Native Arts & Cultures in community.
  • Strong project management and planning skills including the ability to organize and prioritize tasks, effectively manage time, meet multiple competing deadlines, work independently and in a team environment, quickly develop written materials, maintain a positive attitude under pressure, and manage budgets.
  • Strategic thinking with analytical and planning skills and experience.
  • Experience with evaluation methodology.
  • Experience as a user of grant-management software and tracking systems.
  • Professional demeanor with proven ability to build collaborative relationships.
  • An understanding of the respective roles of funders and grantees and the relationship between the two.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.
  • Strong communication skills, including making verbal presentations and producing clear and concise written documents.

Up to 20%. Most if not all travel for this position will be domestic.

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

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this description.

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How To Apply

For additional information and to apply for the position please contact:

Lars Leafblad, MBA


Marcia Ballinger, PhD


Initiative Director, U.S. States Policy, Climate Imperative

The Organization

Climate Imperative is driving to win the most important climate policy decisions. Each Climate Imperative policy initiative aims to save at least three billion tons of CO2e cumulatively by 2050. For each initiative, Climate Imperative is building and strengthening a talented, proven team, and backing it up with whatever is needed to win: world-class technical advice, direct support for decision-makers, targeted communications, and/or public support. The decisions targeted by Climate Imperative represent the largest near-term carbon abatement opportunities around the world.

Position Overview

Climate Imperative seeks an Initiative Director, U.S. States Policy to lead Climate Imperative’s state strategy and grantmaking efforts, and serve as part of the Climate Imperative leadership team. The Initiative Director will report to the Executive Director of Climate Imperative. While the organization is headquartered in San Francisco, California, the location of this position is flexible.

How To Apply

Climate Imperative has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Grand Rapids, MI

Executive Director, NIA Centre

The Organization

The NIA Centre is a non-profit organization that has launched a major effort to place a world-class African American Cultural Centre in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Centre’s roots date back to 2011. Ultimately, the goal of the Centre is to provide an inclusive gathering space created to inspire, build, transform, and connect all people, of all ages. Ultimately, the goal of the Centre is to provide an inclusive gathering space created to inspire, build, transform, and connect all people of all ages.

NIA is a Swahili word meaning “purpose.” One of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, NIA refers to the building and development of a local community in order to restore people to their traditional greatness. So, too, is NIA Centre’s purpose. It is a place where family, community, and culture is celebrated. A place where the past is revered and honored. A place where the community gathers to share, teach, and learn. And a place where the organization advocates for the community’s future.

Position Overview

NIA Centre seeks an Executive Director, who, in partnership with the Board of Directors, will lead the NIA Centre in fulfilling its mission. A key aspect of this role will be the development of a strategic and sustainable approach to achieving the Centre’s goals. The ED will provide oversight over the daily operations of the organization and lead efforts in a wide range of areas including event planning, fund development, program development, membership engagement, social media, volunteer development, capital campaigns, and facilities management.

The ideal Executive Director will have:

  • At least 5 years of leadership experience in a non-profit organization, preferably one focused on community organization.
  • Organized and methodical approach to decision-making and change management; ability to balance continuity and growth.
  • Ability to identify and build relationships with potential institutional funders, ultimately resulting in monetary support from the organization.
  • Understanding of the basic principles of fundraising and fund development; ability to proactively build a fundraising base.
  • Experience designing and building unique community-focused programs that are accessible to a wide audience.
  • Ability to manage a program from inception through results evaluation.
  • Sincere and inspirational belief in the importance of NIA Centre’s work and its impact on the local community.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.

How To Apply

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for NIA Centre. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at Applications can also be submitted via email to

Kansas City, MO

Director of Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation

The Organization

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion.The Foundation’s vision is to foster “a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.” In service of this vision, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas –education and entrepreneurship –which our founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum. A quality education is the foundation for self-sufficiency, preparing young people for success in college and in life. Many young adults will work in businesses started by entrepreneurs. Some will become entrepreneurs themselves, providing jobs and wealth for society.

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

Position Overview

The Director serves as the key programmatic, operations and administrative director for the Entrepreneurship Department of the Foundation, executing the strategic vision of the Vice President of Entrepreneurship. The Director is responsible for implementing the Entrepreneurship Department’s strategic plan while building strong relationships and alignment, and establishing accountabilities for senior program officers and directors across all entrepreneurship functions to inform and influence outcomes and maintain momentum.

Specific Responsibilities include: 

Strategy Implementation, Execution, and Operation

Translate high-level vision and strategy into operational plans that provide role clarity, accountabilities, resourcing, and trackable performance indicators for all team members.

· Ensure trackable key program and grantee performance measurements are in place to inform department strategy, design, and effectiveness.

· Monitor progress reporting and associated dashboards for active oversight and insight of program areas’ progress to strategic goals.

· Accountable for implementation and execution of strategic and operational plans for all Entrepreneurship-related work products while seeking out and implementing methods and processes to increase efficiency and response time to team members.

· Accountable for cross-departmental collaboration and alignment on department initiatives supporting strategic plan goals.

· Oversee, and provide support and guidance to departmental finance, budget and grant management areas.

· Serve as trusted thought partner and inform, advise, interact and work with the VP through weekly in person and ongoing communications in support of effective strategic implementation, execution and operations.

· Recommend novel contracting and grant strategies to ensure timely delivery of core Foundation priorities and secure non-employee assets to meet these needs.

· Serve as final decision maker on operations, proposed work and projects and personnel assignments, (including recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding as well as staff development) and provide input on the ability to operationalize strategic commitments.

Team Culture and Staffing

Support Vice President in developing and maintaining a high performing, high trust team culture in which associates achieve ambitious goals.

· Plan for and manage processes related to staffing plans, management, recruitment and performance reporting.

·  Increase focus on inter-departmental communication to develop strong working relationships among all senior program officer team leads and directors so that initiative is taken to share resources, assist with cross-departmental problem solving with the goal of expediting workflow and decision-making.

· Review and approve team engagement, activities, meetings, and as necessary, internal communications.

·  Act as liaison to senior Foundation staff and constituencies on Entrepreneurship-related workflow, performance standards, measurements, and outcomes and coordinate across the Foundation to enhance collaboration, alignment and communication for all Entrepreneurship Department initiatives.

·  Oversee the engagement and management of external contractors.

Finance and Operations

· Monitor budgets and provide expenditure plans on future spending allocation to support the strategic plan.  Work with finance to monitor and adjust as needed and make decisions on budget and personnel as required.

· Oversee the department’s grants process management team, including progress monitoring and related budget implications.

· Oversee travel, paid time off and expense approvals with an eye toward their impact on deliverables and budget.  Work with Directors to mitigate impact on deadlines and work product to ensure that program priorities are achieved.


·  Serve as a deputy to the Vice President to meet senior departmental needs

· While focused primarily on internal operations, will be asked to represent the department at high-level events and organizations to drive the strategy and performance priorities of the Entrepreneurship department at the discretion of the Vice President.

· Support the Vice President as needed in evaluating new business models for programs to ensure sustainability and impact.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of related experience required. Master’s degree preferred in a relevant discipline with demonstrated success relevant to the Foundation’s work.

Work Experience: Minimum of eight years proven experience in providing senior administrative management in a large organizational setting.  Demonstrated experience with comprehensive and complex project management while building and managing high-performing, innovative teams.

Travel: This position may require up to 20% regional or national business travel, including as a delegate on behalf of Vice President, facilitating decision-making, and executing department strategy.


Qualified incumbents for this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-direction, detail oriented, and able to work collaboratively across the department and Foundation in a teamwork environment.  Incumbents must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities, and constant change, ensuring accountability for required outcomes.

· Training and experience in project management and administrative oversight of organizational budget, financial and grant management functions.

·  Proficiency in program management and analysis, particularly in data collection and research related to economic development, entrepreneurship, cities, or related topics. Ability to think rigorously and analytically about advanced program outcomes and policy issues. Ability to identify gaps and think creatively about solutions and performance drivers.

·  Highly motivated, capable of self-direction, detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively in a teamwork capacity while working with multiple demands, shifting priorities and constant change.

·  Ability to design and implement cross-department progress reporting and financial procedures to ensure continuous access to program performance data.

·  Possesses strong financial acumen and experience managing and monitoring budgets.

·  Ability to engage in and think critically about systems-level analysis and problem-solving.

·   Ability to lead culture and behavior change in a team environment.

·   Ability to manage and oversee innovative programs/projects and plan resource strategies to meet program needs.

·  Ability to synthesize and translate information and content.

·  Practical, hands-on, ‘in-the-trenches” experience building entrepreneurial ecosystems or large-scale innovation programs, preferably in the private sector.

·  An understanding of, or interest in, place-based focused work, and expressed interest in systemic change related to growth/economic opportunity and entrepreneurship.

·  Experience in organizations that prioritize race, equity, diversity and inclusion in culture and strategic or programmatic work.

·  Excellent writing and speaking skills.

· High level of ethics with a strong sense of integrity and commitment to the values of the Foundation and adherence to confidentiality.

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

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Director of Individual Giving and Engagement, Management Leadership for Tomorrow

The Organization

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) prepares men and women of color to secure career path post-college jobs that deliver economic mobility for their families, and then provides the social capital they need to become high-impact senior leaders who can transform our institutions and vulnerable communities.  Spanning college through mid-career, MLT’s programs have driven breakthrough results for more than 8,000 people of color and 130+ partner organizations including leading corporations, social-sector organizations and universities.

Position Overview

MLT is at a pivotal point in its growth trajectory.  Over 15 years, MLT has benefitted from the support of its corporate partners, loyal alumni, a dedicated board and an impressive network of individual and institutional donors.  With clarity in the philanthropic community that K-16 education is not reliably delivering economic mobility for people of color, third party validation that MLT’s interventions are solving that problem, and recognition that historic investments in attacking systemic inequities have fallen short, MLT is seeking to build its philanthropic engine to scale its impact and ensure that talented young people are able to go as far as their abilities and hard work can take them.

We are seeking a talented individual to add significant leverage to the capital raising efforts of our senior leadership team. Reporting to the Vice President, Finance & Development, the Director of Individual Giving and Engagement will be responsible for increasing the revenue from individual donors at all levels (6 + 7 figure investments from high net worth individuals, and mid-range and lower dollar donors). She/he will be responsible for leveraging MLT’s network to create a donor pipeline and develop solicitation and cultivation strategies to engage donors more fully in MLT.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead a comprehensive individual giving and engagement program that cultivates, solicits and stewards donors, especially leadership level donors.
  • Manage the expansion of MLT’s high net worth donor program, implementing systems and processes to build an effective pipeline of prospective donors.
  • Provide strategy and support to MLT leadership and board as they identify, prioritize, cultivate and engage high net worth individual donors.
  • Develop and implement a multifaceted stewardship program (including a robust calendar of high-level board and other VIP-hosted cultivation events and regular “personalized” communication) aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
  • Work closely with marketing and communications to maximize fundraising opportunities through messaging and collateral materials.
  • Work closely with the Alumni engagement team to engage alumni more fully in philanthropy as donors and brand ambassadors.


  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in nonprofit management and fundraising.
  • Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high net worth individuals, moving them through the pipeline from prospects to engaged donors.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective prospect donor strategy and compelling, persuasive audience centered communications.
  • Superior leadership and creative problem-solving skills, and an entrepreneurial and strategic approach to resource development, communications, administration and operations.
  • Experience effectively engaging and supporting a CEO, board of directors and other executives.
  • Passion for MLT’s mission and, ideally, experience with and insight into the communities of those we serve and the problems we are addressing.
  • Comfort working on a relatively small team, toggling between strategic thinking and digging into details.

How To Apply

Please apply directly to the position posted on our website, in order to facilitate communication and scheduling.

Los Altos, CA

Program Operations Assistant, Reproductive Health, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

About the Department: 

The Packard Foundation’s funding in Reproductive Health (RH) supports efforts to expand access to and improve the quality of essential services, including comprehensive sexuality education, voluntary family planning/contraception, and safe abortion. We focus our efforts in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States. In each region, we make grants to strengthen service delivery, build leadership and advocacy capacity, and shift social and cultural norms that prevent women and youth from seeking the services they need to make healthy reproductive decisions. We use the evidence and experience we collect to forge partnerships with global research and advocacy organizations, especially youth-led networks, and to shape the discourse at the regional and global levels. The Reproductive Health program seeks to promote women’s reproductive health and rights. The health and well-being of women, youth and their families improves when they have access to reproductive health information and services. In turn, when women and families are healthy, their communities are stronger, economic opportunities are greater and countries can better meet the needs of their people.

Position Overview

About the Role:
The Program Operations Assistant provides administrative, logistics, and operations support to the Reproductive Health program, through various administrative and operative tasks.

This position reports to the Program Operations Manager. Initially the role may start remotely but will require working onsite at the Foundation offices in downtown Los Altos, California once the Foundation offices reopen.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Administrative and Logistics Support (30% while Foundation staff work remotely, 60% when Foundation offices reopen)

  • Handle all the logistics related to travel: research, coordinate, and manage complex travel arrangement support for program officers and program related guests, including flights, hotels, and visas. Draft and compile materials and/or binders for travelers.
  • Process expenses for program officers in financial system.
  • Research and book travel arrangements for program officers and high-level external guests at the Foundation, coordinate reimbursement and honorarium processing for guests.
  • Support onboarding process for new employees, which includes conducting trainings on tools the team uses to work such as Orchard, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Outlook, Calendly, Concur, as well as on travel policies and the expense reimbursement process.
  • Schedule, support, and sometimes lead preparation for program-wide meetings. Responsibilities include venue research, contract management, catering, and AV support. Types of meetings include, but are not limited to: regular team meetings, including quarterly and annual learning (“look back”) sessions; annual team retreats and team building activities; and annual grantee meetings, in close coordination with the regional offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and New Delhi, India.
  • Lead the logistical preparations and execution of the annual global team meeting which brings together the Los Altos, Addis Ababa, and New Delhi teams. Responsibilities include: research to select the city and venue, contract negotiations, draft and monitor the budget, coordinate visa and travel arrangements for participants, arrange ground transportation, research and plan off-site events, material preparation.
  • Coordinate team participation in high-profile international meetings, such as the International Conference on Family Planning. This includes coordinating travel for staff, working with the conference logistics organizer and RH team on sessions that staff are leading, coordinating the logistics for staff side meetings (venue, catering, materials, etc.). Coordinate schedules for guests that attend with RH program staff.
  • Represent the program on cross-foundation teams and events.

Operations Support (50% while Foundation staff work remotely, 30% when Foundation offices reopen)

  • Work with Program Operations Manager to draft annual operations budget by researching projected estimated costs and actual past costs for various activities. Reconcile actual expenses with the budget and update monthly projections.
  • Process service provider/consultant contracts, including compliance approval and tax forms; track and process invoices.
  • Maintain electronic and hardcopy document organization and archives.
  • Serve as a point of contact for other Foundation departments, including the President’s Office, Office of the General Counsel, Controller’s Office, Workplace Services, IT, and Facilities.
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of Foundation operations policies and processes.

Grants Management Support (20% while Foundation staff work remotely, 10% when Foundation offices reopen) 

  • Provide grantmaking support to Program Associates such as: creating grant files from proposal documents, proofreading grant summaries, pulling reports such as historical grant and budget data, contact updates, and proposal cross-checks.
  • Monitor general program email inbox, review inquiries, and coordinate appropriate response.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong aptitude for administrative, financial, and operational processes
  • Experience with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, electronic filing / maintenance systems, and PowerPoint and ability to learn other software as needed; experience with digital organizing tools a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled in event or meeting management, with the highest degree of attention to detail and able to work well under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with a variety of stakeholders and treat all with courtesy and warmth
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines, and anticipate and proactively respond to work requests
  • Demonstrated positive attitude
  • Ability to work collaboratively and contribute effectively to team(s)
  • Demonstrated respect for diversity and multicultural sensitivity; international experience a plus
  • Consistent and dependable for full-time work and able to work overtime when needed
  • Ability to work effectively remotely until the Foundation offices reopen
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Education and Experience
At least three years of experience in a fast-paced work environment. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and related work experience is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:
The is a full-time non-exempt position. Compensation will be commensurate with related work experience and education.

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

How To Apply

Los Altos, CA

Temporary Program Assistant, Grantmaking Operations, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

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

Position Overview

About the Role:
We are looking for a Temporary Program Assistant to join our team to support programs across the Foundation. This includes providing general administrative support and specific support for grantee proposal documents. The successful candidate will be flexible, detail-oriented, have excellent time management capabilities, and demonstrated skills to work effectively with others. This person should enjoy a variety of work and have the desire to contribute to the work of the Foundation and its grantees.

This is a 4 – 12 month temporary position and reports to the Grantmaking Process and Training Manager. Initially the role may start remotely but will require working onsite at the Foundation offices in downtown Los Altos, California once the Foundation offices reopen.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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

Education and Experience
High school diploma is required, some higher-level education is desired. At least 12 months of experience working in an administrative support position is recommended.

Compensation and Benefits:
This a temporary full-time non-exempt position that will be payrolled via a third-party vendor. The hourly rate will be set based on related work experience and training/education.

How To Apply

Los Angeles or Oakland, CA

Program Director - Leading for Power and Change, The California Wellness Foundation

The Organization

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with over $900 million in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services.

The foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios that focus on equitable access to health care; safe and healthy neighborhoods; economic security; and community and organizational leadership. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolios.

Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 40 located in its Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 11-member Board located throughout the state of California. The foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment and safety.

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Position Overview


The Opportunity

The California Wellness Foundation is launching a search for a Program Director to lead the foundation’s work confronting injustices related to race and gender that negatively impact community outcomes and health. The ideal candidate is an experienced social justice leader with deep and relevant content experience who is passionate about engaging directly, deeply and strategically with communities of color to advance equity and justice.

The Program Director will lead the “Leading for Power and Change” portfolio which aims to amplify the voices, leadership, and power of people of color, and other people who have historically been excluded from full participation in civic society. The portfolio will support systems, policy, norms/narrative and capacity-fielding building in the following areas: 1) non-profit sector equity, 2) movement and power-building, and 3) new models that address the social determinants of health and advance equity.

Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Program Director will play a key role in shaping the foundation’s grantmaking strategy in collaboration with the foundation’s other Program Directors, Executive Management Committee, President and CEO and the Board of Directors. The Program Director will be a member of a 14-person Programs team, will manage a Program Officer and have the support of a Program Coordinator. The position can be based at the foundation offices in either Los Angeles or Oakland, California. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, work will initially occur remotely.

The Work

Leading for Power and Change

Leading for Power and Change is a newly crafted portfolio based on several of Cal Wellness’ long-standing program areas. The Program Director will have an opportunity to build and shape the way the strategy is implemented, along with colleagues at the foundation.

There is critical work to be done to address the deep-seated and long-standing impacts of institutional, structural and systemic racism. Philanthropy has a critical and unique role to play in better mobilizing and targeting resources to address this inequity, and to better address inequities in its own practices and approaches.

There are a variety of systemic factors at play. There is a pattern of philanthropic neglect and underinvestment in the infrastructure of organizations of color. Foundations are beginning to realize that systemic and progressive change can only be achieved with a robust and strong infrastructure for social change led by people of color. Additionally, there is the need to address longstanding challenges in the nonprofit sector and test innovative and creative new models where social justice is front and center. The COVID-19 crisis only further highlights and exacerbates this with many non-profits facing survival challenges and desperately in need of new operating and revenue models. As such, foundations are being challenged to do more to invest and scale organizations that are most proximate to needs in vulnerable communities and increase support for organizing and power-building strategies.

The overarching goal of Leading for Power and Change portfolio is to amplify the voices, leadership, and power of people of color, and other people who have historically been excluded from full participation in civic society, to improve their community outcomes and health. The portfolio will support efforts in the following areas:

Non-profit Sector Equity. Support for stronger and more resilient organizations that advance equity and justice, with a focus on people of color-led organization.

Movement and Power-building. Support for structure and supports for community mobilization of under-represented communities.

Social Justice Re-Imagined. Support for new models, approaches, and strategies for addressing the social determinants of health and advancing equity.

The Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with over $900 million in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services.

The foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios that focus on equitable access to health care; safe and healthy neighborhoods; economic security; and community and organizational leadership. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolios.

Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 40 located in its Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 11-member Board located throughout the state of California. The foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment and safety.

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Key Responsibilities

Grantmaking and Strategic Planning

Develop, implement and track grantmaking strategies to support the foundation’s mission and goals.

Review and respond to letters of interest and grant proposals and make grant recommendations.

Produce and present written summaries, analyses and recommendations for proposed grants.

Monitor grant progress and portfolios, including participating in discussions and resolving issues with grantees.

Conduct grantee site visits.

Contribute to the team’s development of criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the grantmaking portfolios; review reports and interpret grantmaking results; reach annual grants targets.

Recommend and participate in learning and evaluation activities to guide the evolution of programmatic work.

In partnership with the other Program Directors, identify opportunities for the Foundation’s Women’s Initiatives that are strategically aligned with Leading for Power and Change.

In partnership with Finance and Program colleagues, evaluate the feasibility of alternative forms of capital support for nonprofit organizations and contribute to the foundation’s embrace of program-related investment strategies.

Community Engagement

Serve as a liaison between the foundation and grantees, grantseekers, other foundations, evaluators and policymakers.

Represent the foundation and its work in a variety of venues and to a range of audiences, including philanthropic, governmental, academic and nonprofit groups.

Participate in networks, affinity groups and other external efforts to learn about relevant issues and trends and to advance the foundation’s strategies.

Facilitate and participate in outreach activities and public speaking opportunities.

Internal Responsibilities

Prepare analyses and reports of grants, as well as strategy papers and other written materials, for the Executive Management Committee and the Board of Directors.

Stay informed on trends, activities and effective strategies in the health care, public health and social justice fields.

Obtain, maintain and share a high level of knowledge of effective grantmaking strategies and current thinking in the field of philanthropy.

Manage a budget that ensures good stewardship and efficient use of foundation funds.

Partner with Public Affairs staff to disseminate highlights and lessons learned from grantmaking portfolios.

Participate constructively in ongoing organizational development as a senior leader within the Foundation.

Manage, train and develop a Program Officer.


Cal Wellness is a statewide and responsive grantmaker. Typically, staff travel throughout California to connect with leaders and communities. Frequent travel for site visits, conferences, meetings and events is required. (Travel will resume once deemed safe, according to public health guidelines and relevant policies at the Foundation.)

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with deep knowledge of social justice and health equity issues. This person’s background and experience will result in an authentic perspective on the work of the foundation’s grantees and the communities it serves. Internally, as a thought partner, and externally, as an ambassador, the new Program Director will bring a fresh perspective to the work, building upon the knowledge and experience of the existing team and the 25-year legacy of Cal Wellness as a courageous leader in philanthropy.

The ideal candidate will be familiar with, or able to quickly learn, the operations of a private grantmaking foundation. This individual will demonstrate strong project management skills, a high level of flexibility and superb written and oral communications skills. Ideal attributes will include the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and deep experience working with diverse communities. Intellectual curiosity will lead our new program director to continually learn and develop new skills and knowledge. The individual will be driven to sustain the mission, culture and best interests of Cal Wellness and to live its core values; drive toward innovation; make a difference; contribute to one team and show courage.


Demonstrated leadership and relevant senior-level experience in the philanthropic, private, public and/or nonprofit sectors.

Expertise and experience in community organizing, advocacy, public health, public policy, social work, urban planning, medicine or a related field.

Prior experience managing and mentoring a team.

Highly developed skills in program management including strategic planning, project management, financial oversight, impact and evaluation, etc.

Candidates with lived experience in California’s diverse communities is preferred, and candidates that bring lived and/or work experience in rural communities is a plus.

A deep understanding of public health and the philanthropic, public and/or nonprofit sectors; knowledge in one or more of the foundation’s grantmaking areas.

Solid organizational and time-management skills; ability to consistently deliver on established schedules, guidelines, protocols and deadlines.

Excellent analytical, reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

Superb written and oral communication skills, including solid presentation and facilitation abilities.

Effective leadership and interpersonal skills that lead to productive relationships with a diverse population of colleagues and associates.

Ability to use discretion and act ethically with respect to sensitive materials and issues; strong sense of integrity.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to use technology in a productive and efficient way.

Compensation and Culture
Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. The starting salary range will be $126,700 to $158,400. The full salary range for the position is $126,700 to $190,100. The benefits package includes a variety of health plans, a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid time off, professional development and educational opportunities, matching gifts, and the opportunity to work at a mission- and values-driven organization. Cal Wellness will consider a modest relocation stipend for candidates located outside of the Los Angeles area or San Francisco Bay Area.

How To Apply

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

Candidates selected for advancement will be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews and complete a writing/presentation assignment. The final offer will be contingent upon background check, inclusive of credit, and professional references. If you require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our interview process, please let us know.

A Note Regarding COVID-19: Cal Wellness is proceeding with hiring in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Interviews will be conducted utilizing videoconferencing. New staff will be onboarded in a virtual environment. Cal Wellness looks forward to someday returning to it offices in downtown Los Angeles and Oakland and being able to see everyone face-to-face. The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.

The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not intended to limit the scope of potential work assignments. This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job and duties may differ from those as outlined above.

Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco Bay Area, New York City or Chicago

Chief Advancement Officer, SCS Noonan Scholars

The Organization

SCS Noonan Scholars seeks an outstanding frontline fundraiser as its next Chief Advancement Officer. The mission of SCS Noonan Scholars is to help high-achieving low-income underrepresented students get into and graduate from top colleges equipped to achieve their full career potential and to become the professional, business and civic leaders our country needs.

With a current annual budget of $6.4 million, up from just $2 million four years ago, and serving approximately 600 students per year, SCS Noonan Scholars is projected to raise over $8 million in fiscal year 2019/2020. SCS Noonan Scholars is on track to triple the number of Scholars it serves and reach an annual budget of $11 million by 2023. With a combination of new small regional cohorts of Scholars and expanded national outreach, SCS Noonan Scholars has set the strategic goal of raising an additional $35 million over five years to fund this growth; more than half of which has been raised in the first year. Staff are currently headquartered in Los Angeles and Boston and the organization will establish a local presence in Chicago and Cleveland and be rebranded nationally as Thrive Scholars later this year. For more information, please visit

Position Overview

Reporting to the Boston-based CEO, the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will be charged with developing and leading SCS Noonan’s strategy for expanding national philanthropic support and will play a critical role in building the brand and impact of the organization nationally. This is a compelling opportunity for a highly experienced and entrepreneurial leader to build a robust, diversified, best-practices advancement program that will provide the capacity for continued expansion of SCS Noonan’s fundraising and external relations efforts and results. The CAO will guide the organization’s national development strategy in partnership with the CEO, Founders and executive team and oversee the strategic alignment of regional and national fundraising efforts.

Leading candidates will have a minimum of ten years of demonstrated high-level leadership success developing and implementing comprehensive development programs, ideally on a national scale. A substantial knowledge of best practices in fundraising, especially in major gifts, donor stewardship and prospect management, is essential. Nonprofit experience is required. The CAO can be based in Los Angeles, Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City or Chicago and must be willing to travel nationally 25-30% of the time. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

How To Apply

SCS Noonan Scholars has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Chief Advancement Officer search.  To apply and to review the full position description, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website:

Los Angeles, CA

Sr. Program Officer, Refugee Initiative, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Organization

Who we are:

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help individuals throughout the world living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage. The Foundation invests in 11 program areas, including providing access to safe water, supporting transition age foster youth, ending chronic homelessness, hospitality workforce development, disaster relief and recovery, helping young children affected by HIV and AIDS, and supporting the work of Catholic sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 billion in grants, distributing $110 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2019. Foundation assets increased from approximately $2.9 billion to $6.6 billion following the 2019 passing of Barron Hilton who, like his father, pledged virtually his entire estate to the Foundation. For more information, please visit

Our Culture:

Our employees are inspired by the Foundation’s mission and are committed to support our program areas in a thoughtful and effective way. Everyone is expected to cultivate the work environment in a way that contributes to respectful, open, and engaging dialogue and connection that support meaningful innovation, learning, progress and outcomes.

Our Benefits:

We value the health and well-being of our employees and offer comprehensive and generous health care coverage options including fitness benefits, disability coverage, paid holidays, paid time off, paid parental leave, flexible work schedules and technology benefits. Professional learning and development are supported through educational assistance and participation in professional conferences and seminars. To encourage charitable giving, the Foundation triple-matches employee gifts to qualified non-profit organizations.

Position Overview

About the Role

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) is a strategic leader and portfolio manager for the Foundation’s Refugee Initiative. This role will serve to advance the Foundation’s mission of impacting the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged specifically by supporting efforts that can make a significant difference in refugees’ livelihoods and early childhood development in refugee settings.

S/he is the content expert in work on refugees and provides creative, out-of-the-box thinking in both strategy development and in the day-to-day management of the strategy portfolio.  In addition to strategic leadership and portfolio management, the SPO is responsible for supporting the management of the team while providing guidance on learning and evaluation efforts that will inform strategy development, grant monitoring, management, integration across the portfolio and future strategy development.

The SPO will initiate and sustain external partnerships with grantees, stakeholders, policy decision makers, and other funders.

This position reports to the Vice President, Strategy and Programs.

Responsibilities and Tasks

Strategic Initiative Planning and Implementation:

  • Provides strategic leadership and develops a long-term vision for the Refugees Initiative
  • Leads Initiative strategic planning to drive significant impact on refugee livelihoods and early childhood development work, bringing in innovation, best practices, and learning
  • Serves as leader for the Initiative at Board meetings, program and grantmaking conferences, and other stakeholder meetings.
  • Works collaboratively with the Strategy, Learning, and Evaluation Division of the Foundation and with external Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) partners to track progress toward initiative goals.
  • Works collaboratively with the communications and advocacy department to develop and implement an influence plan
  • Supports the Vice President, Strategic Programs in advancing the mission of the Foundation through its programmatic work.
  • Supports implementation of program team goals.

Grantmaking and Grantee Relations:

  • Oversees the development and management of a multi-year, large-scale strategic initiative.
  • Identifies potential grantees and projects.
  • Investigates and evaluates grant proposals and presents recommended proposals for funding at Board meetings.
  • Monitors and evaluates strategic initiatives and grantee performance.
  • Conducts site visits.
  • Conducts due diligence to assess grantee work.
  • Provides advice/area expertise assistance to and maintains an open, ongoing relationship with grantees.
  • Nurtures partnerships among grantees and other stakeholders.
  • Participates in meetings with the VP, SP to review grant recommendations, provide updates on grantee progress, determine technical assistance needs of grantees, plan convening, evaluation and communications activities, and share and reflect on experiences in the field and related program activity.

Issues and Trend Analysis:

  • Remains informed of current research, policy, activities, and trends in the issues related to the refugee sector, specifically with attention to the livelihoods and early childhood development sub-sectors.
  • Directs and guides additional research and development specific to the Humanitarian Action strategic portfolio.
  • Responds effectively to the broader knowledge in the field by aligning grant making with emerging learning and opportunities in the field.
  • Pursues and promotes learning throughout the field.

Thought Leader and Coalition Building:

  • Engages and develops external relations to strengthen strategic coalition-building within the refugee sector in support of program enhancement work.
  • Convenes meetings of key government, philanthropic, and nonprofit leaders to mobilize coordinated efforts and funding in strategic initiatives.
  • Develops collaborative relationships within philanthropy by serving on affinity groups, initiating philanthropic partnerships, and leading educational opportunities for other foundations on topics related to the refugee area.
  • Represents the Foundation to various constituencies through verbal and written communications (annual reports, brochures, correspondence) and through participating in outside conferences and meetings.
  • Works with other leaders in the field to strengthen and further build the field.

Management and Program Team Relations:

  • Builds collaborative and positive working relationships and effective communication channels with team members and staff.
  • Effectively manages direct reports and provides mentorship in developing professionally.
  • Builds out a team structure to support the work of the new strategic initiative.
  • Participates in team meetings to review grant recommendations, provide updates on grantee progress, determine technical assistance needs of grantees, plan convening, evaluation and communications activities, and share and reflect on experiences in the field and related program activity.


  • Works with communications team to develop communication strategy.
  • Writes blogs/articles for the website and supervises web-site content and updates.

Education / Training


  • Graduate degree in public policy, social welfare, or a related field.

Experience/Technical Skills


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of senior management experience in the refugee field with international organizations, including substantial experience working in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated networking with major refugee actors and the humanitarian and development architecture, including governments, NGOs and other stakeholders.
  • Knowledgeable of humanitarian and emergency response policy at global, federal, state and local levels
  • Experience, or relevant experience, in strategic planning and implementation and in coordinating public/private efforts for long-term, systemic social impact and experience in growing and managing a team.
  • Advanced written/oral communication, presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to develop effective and professional relationships with internal and external colleagues and partners.
  • Political acumen to coordinate, facilitate and negotiate at all levels across large and complex confederation of stakeholders.
  • Policy, analysis, advocacy and representation skills.
  • Strong strategic, conceptual and critical thinking abilities; capacity to navigate through ambiguity.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and time management skills with high attention to priority and detail.
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to professionally develop team members.
  • A practical understanding of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.


  • Fluency in English required and a second major language skill is desired.

How To Apply

Los Angeles, CA

Philanthropy Program Officer, ACLU of Southern California

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.

Position Overview

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks a Philanthropy Program Officer. Under direction of the Deputy Director of Philanthropy, the Philanthropy Program Officer manages the department’s prospect research program, helps to lead the major gifts team cultivation and solicitation efforts, centralizes and coordinates the executive portfolio, develops and manages priority donor materials and major department publications, assists with event planning and other department needs, and manages a small portfolio of donors.

To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume, and writing samples.

Remote Work: Remote work available due to “Safe at Home” order.


Full-Time, Non-Exempt


Prospect Research (25%)

Leads the philanthropy department’s prospect research program by:

  • Producing weekly reports to track income from all portfolio donors and new prospects;
  • Identifying major gifts prospects based on reporting and making recommendations for portfolio assignment as needed;
  • Conducting biographical and financial capacity research on donors and prospects;
  • Facilitating a series of quarterly portfolio review meetings for the portfolio officers to assign new prospects;
  • Managing database administration to transition individual donors in and out of portfolios;
  • Managing a research request process to support portfolio officers;
  • Collaborating with the national ACLU fundraising team on developing strategies and processes for prospect development;
  • Creating analytical reports to track success of prospect research program.

Major Gifts Program Management (20%)

  • Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Philanthropy, manage the cultivation and solicitation efforts of the major gifts team including:
  • Designing and implementing a fiscal year calendar to centralize the cultivation and appeal schedule of the major gifts program, strategically developing a year-long series of touches to keep donors cultivated and solicit renewals;
  • Manage the application of the calendar by coordinating between major gift portfolios and ensuring coherent program-wide implementation;
  • Maintain a retroactive department calendar in order to track meetings, cultivations, appeals, grant deadlines, and events as they take place.
  • At calendar and fiscal year end, collaborate with department staff to track and collect pledge payments and contributed income;
  • Prepare analytics and reporting to support assessments on the performance of major gift portfolios and health of the donor pipeline.

Executive Portfolio Management (15%)

  • Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer (CDO), provide high level management of the executive portfolio through:
  • Fielding calls from donors and prospects, answering inquiries and fulfilling requests;
  • Ensuring database integrity by entering records of correspondence between CDO and donors into database, managing data in the accounts, and uploading supporting documentation related to solicitations and pledges;
  • Arranging key internal and external appointments, including travel arrangements and reservations;
  • Preparing strategy memos and materials for individual donor and prospect meetings;
  • Drafting correspondence to individual donors and prospects;
  • Drafting detailed proposals in collaboration with Chief Development Officer and/or Deputy Director of Philanthropy for soliciting major gifts and follow-up correspondence.

Priority Materials Development (15%)

Lead the production and management of donor materials including:

  • The creation and maintenance of the affiliate-wide summary of legal and legislative advocacy, project area-specific informational leaflets; and more;
  • The creation and management of the Annual Report in collaboration with development, advocacy, communications, and finance staff;
  • Editing, as needed, Individual Giving Team staff’s donor materials and external-facing writing products to ensure consistent donor messaging about ACLU work;
  • Archiving department cultivation and solicitation materials for department’s institutional memory;
  • Maintaining printed materials and other inventory of branded fundraising stationary.

Fundraising (10-15 donors) (15%)

  • Manage portfolio of 10-15 donors including creating individualized strategies for each donor; writing customized proposals to solicit, renew, or increase support; and uploading all pertinent information into the donor database.

Philanthropy Department Support (10%)

  • Support the planning and hosting of donor cultivation events;
  • Provide administrative support for development-focused board committees;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in the nonprofit industry, with at least 2 years on a development team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills. Ability to understand and follow many different areas of civil rights work, and to describe many different areas of work in a way that is concise, compelling, and easy to understand for donors and prospective donors.
  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress towards achieving objectives.
  • Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and donor databases, preferably Salesforce.
  • Must be available for travel within Southern California (travel expenses will be reimbursement)
  • Must be available for some weekend and evening responsibilities.
  • Passionate about civil liberties and civil rights. A professional approach and a commitment to a workplace that values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances.


The hourly range for this position is $28.20- $33.33. 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


Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE) to or mail to:

HR Department — Philanthropy Program Officer
ACLU of Southern California
1313 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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 individuals to apply and value people of all races, genders (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientations, disabilities, citizenships, ages, religions, and national origins and who have different marital statuses, family caregiving responsibilities, lived experiences with the criminal justice systems, and genetic information.  ACLU SoCal does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these characteristics.

The ACLU SoCal is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

Memphis, TN

Senior Development Officer, National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM)

The Organization

The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM), located at the historic Lorraine Motel, honors and preserves the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The Museum chronicles the American civil rights movement and tells the story of the ongoing struggle for human rights. The mission of NCRM is to educate and serve as a catalyst to inspire action to create positive social change.

Position Overview

NCRM seeks a Senior Development Officer to manage a portfolio of individual, corporate, foundation and government donors. In addition, the Senior Development Officer will work to create and sustain new donor relationships in Tennessee and beyond, with the goal of sustaining the NCRM’s present and future.

How To Apply

The National Civil Rights Museum has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search.

Please visit  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Minneapolis, MN

Program Associate, Education, GHR Foundation

The Organization

GHR Foundation is a private philanthropy of service to people and their limitless potential for good. Alongside our partners around the world, we re-imagine what’s possible when pursuing impact on issues related to Children in Families, Education, Alzheimer’s Disease and more.

GHR Foundation is a private philanthropy of service to people and their limitless potential for good. Alongside our partners around the world, we re-imagine what’s possible when pursuing impact on issues related to Children in Families, Education, Alzheimer’s Disease and more.

For more than 50 years, the pioneering design-build legacy of Opus Group founders Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst (GHR) has guided our optimistic and transformational philanthropic approach.  We exist to be of service to people and their limitless potential for good.  To achieve GHR’s purpose, we are guided by shared values calling us to lead with love, reimagine what’s possible, partner boldly, navigate and adapt. .  In this way, our external impact extends beyond programmatic funding to influential leadership within philanthropy and across the social sector.  Internally, we nurture an inclusive organizational culture centered around curiosity, courage, and trust that values both the individual and team.

Position Summary

The program associate provides high-quality grants management, program administration and learning practice contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of the program department in achieving its impact goals. Program associates are part of a core grants management and learning team and deployed to specific initiatives and projects, both programmatic and operational. The program associate manages multiple projects and deadlines across different teams exhibiting critical thinking, effective communication, sound judgment, and seamless planning and execution. The associate’s work is primarily internal with occasional interaction with grantees and partners.

This position will join the Catholic Schools and Higher Education teams specifically and contribute to other cross-cutting projects.

Reporting and Collaborative Relationships

The program associate has a direct reporting line to the Senior Director, and dotted line to program area lead for Education. The position is highly matrixed and is also expected to take direction from and collaborate with other team members.

Primary Responsibilities

The program associate is responsible for processing and monitoring a portfolio of grants throughout the life cycle from application to closure; managing knowledge and data for assigned initiatives to generate insights in support of strategic review and refinement; providing high-level administrative management of annual work plans and activities for assigned initiatives; and, contributing to strategy, learning, and continuous improvement efforts.  Responsibilities generally include:

Grants management

·         Facilitate and monitor the completion of grantee proposals, reporting and amendments, quantitative and qualitative data capture, and any internal program reporting requirements

·         Perform initial review of grant proposals for compliance and completeness; ensure accurate and complete initial grant record including coding and monitoring & assessment module

·         Inform the structure and documentation of grants, funding guidelines, and application and reporting tools

·         Manage grant data for assigned areas including data collection, reporting, and packaging for multiple audiences; and supporting the development and implementation of tools for data tracking and analysis, both internal and with grantees as appropriate

·         Support and oversee initiative team use of technology and tools to ensure effective and efficient grants and knowledge management

·         Support grantees as needed to improve grant execution, and to resolve questions or potential problems that arise

Program administration

·         Draft and monitor initiative work plans and budgets

·         Initiate regular team meetings in assigned areas and generate agenda to review status of portfolio, coding and compliance, scenario planning, work plans and budget

·         Prepare and coordinate production of materials including draft memos, spreadsheets, reports and presentations; liaise with other team members on assignments; produce high-quality materials with consistent formatting and editing; copy and distribute materials as appropriate

·         Plan, coordinate and manage grantee/stakeholder meetings and events including calendaring, scheduling, logistics, travel and associated communication; manage all pre- and post-event activities to ensure well-coordinated and seamless execution; use technology effectively

·         Monitor and reconcile grant and administrative budgets for assigned areas

·         Support team use of technology and tools through training

Learning practice

·         Draft funding recommendations, and initial review and summary of grantee reports for senior program officer review

·         Conduct initial assessment of proposals identifying strategic alignment, primary learning questions and areas for knowledge sharing for senior program officer review

·         Initiate team meetings and generate agenda to reflect on initiative portfolio, including grant and portfolio review, data and analysis on hand, lessons learned from activities to date, all to generate insights in support of continuous learning and improvements to strategy and process; capture lessons and next steps and incorporate into forward work plans

·         Foster opportunities to gather team, grantee, partner and broader stakeholder feedback; capture and share learning across teams


The program associate has an active curiosity and passion for philanthropy, and a genuine commitment to support a team to ensure customer focus and the achievement of high-quality work.

·         Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience in relevant field required;

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook software required, with experience generating clear, concise reports and presentations using this software

·         Cross cultural understanding and commitment to racial equity required.

·         Strong organization and project management skills including the ability to anticipate workflow, handle multiple projects simultaneously, create/request clarity on multiple priorities, take initiative within a collegial work team and accomplish tasks under a deadline

·         Strong analytical skills.  Ability to mine data from proposals/reports and show correlation to strategy.

·         Ability to manage projects and attend to multiple details.

·         Embodies the values of GHR Foundation

·         Strong interpersonal skills to effectively work with, and relate to colleagues, grantees/ perspective grantees and community members at large

·         Experience handling highly confidential matters in an appropriate manner

·         Strong communications skills; ability to write clearly and concisely

·         Experience with Microsoft PowerBI and grant-tracking software (e.g., GivingData) preferred but not required

·         Program development or grant proposal review experience preferred


Working Conditions

This is a typical office environment in which employees use office equipment like personal computers, , copiers, telephones; stand or sit at a desk for long periods of time (2-3) hours; may need to lift and move documents and supplies (not to exceed 25 lbs.); and bend to file or retrieve documents. Occasional local and domestic travel may be required.

GHR is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected by state or local law for an individual who falls within the jurisdiction of such law.

We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Please reference job #722ABFE. Application review will begin August 28.

Minneapolis, MN

Program Team Administrator, McKnight Foundation

The Organization

About the McKnight Foundation:

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

McKnight has earned national recognition for fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness that empowers our diverse teams to achieve our shared mission. McKnight has been named one of the best workplaces for women and one of the best small workplaces in the nation. McKnight offers a high-trust, high-performing culture that encourages continuous learning and improvement across its program areas. The Foundation’s offices are located above the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis. This landmark building is an architecture award winner whose sustainable design and historic preservation practices blend modern amenities with original features and reclaimed materials. Filled with art and natural light, the space offers stunning city and riverfront views that connect the urban and natural environments year-round—a reflection of the Foundation’s mission.

Position Overview

The McKnight Foundation seeks a professional Program Team Administrator (PTA) to help support and advance the goals of the Arts program, Vibrant & Equitable Communities program, and Other Grantmaking teams. Reporting to the Grants & Information Manager, this role will be joining the McKnight Foundation at a critical moment in its history as the institution advances its recently adopted Strategic Framework.

The PTA will provide support for these programs, specifically related to meetings and program operations to advance the work of the Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

Program Operations Support

  • Partner with the program and grants associate for calendar management and serve as backup for external scheduling.
  • Schedule and coordinate agendas for internal program team meetings, and attend all regular program team meetings.
  • Prepare correspondence and meeting materials as needed.
  • Manage meeting space requests from grantee organizations, coordinate logistical support, and/or directly provide support for convenings.
  • Assist with meeting and conference registration as needed.
  • Assist with expense reports and visa bill reconciliations.
  • Assist the program team and program and grants associates with the production of materials for board meetings as needed.
  • Process and track program team contracts as directed by the contract lead.
  • Assist with grants and information management team projects.
  • Provide backup for the other program team administrator as needed.

Administrative Support to the Broader Foundation

  • Assist other teams as requested and available.
  • Provide backup for reception area as scheduled.
  • Assist the meeting and events assistant with Foundation-wide events as necessary.

Minimum Requirements and Preferred Experience For an Ideal Candidate

Minimum Requirements

  • 3 years related full-time work experience, or a combination of experience and education.
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple projects concurrently and effectively.
  • Able to build relationships and effectively communicate with people across levels, functions, and culture to achieve shared objectives.
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, or comparable software.
  • Able to advance the Foundation’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and foster a culture of curiosity, innovation, excellence, and purpose.

Preferred Experience

  • Work experience in an administrative position, including, but not limited to, scheduling meetings, event planning, or tracking and coordinating contracts and invoices.
  • Work experience within a foundation, community organization, or governmental field.
  • Demonstrated experience with arts and/or advancing equity.

This is a full-time nonexempt position based in Minneapolis. The salary range is approximately $52,000–$54,897.

The above statements are intended to provide a general framework of what this position requires. There may be other functions and qualifications that emerge in time, and the chosen candidate may be asked to perform other duties that are not listed here.

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

To Apply

Click here to apply for the opening. The position closes on August 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon) Central Time.

New York, NY

Program Director, Leadership Development, Trinity Church Wall Street

The Organization

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

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

Position Overview


Trinity Church Wall Street Grants and Mission Investing

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

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

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

The Grants and Mission Investing (GMI) team at Trinity uses the tools of philanthropy, our convening power, and our voice to advance Trinity’s mission goals.

Trinity Church has engaged in a strategic visioning process to clarify and articulate our core values and mission priorities. As a result of this process, Trinity’s grantmaking programs align with the church’s mission goal of building neighborhoods, leadership, and capacity.

Our grantmaking focuses on four strategic initiatives, guided by the GMI team. These initiatives are Housing and Homelessness, Racial Justice, Mission Real Estate Development, and Leadership Development. Our work across all four initiatives is rooted in a strong commitment to advancing an equitable society in which the allocation of resources, opportunities, and hardships are not determined by race.

The Leadership Development team is part of the Grants and Mission Investing group leading Trinity Church Wall Street’s philanthropy. Through conversations with fellow Anglicans in the United States and around the world, we have consistently heard that the two critical challenges for the Church are the formation of leaders for a changing world, and the financial capacity to sustain their ministries.

In response to the need to gather, train, and network future leaders for the Church and the world, Trinity has partnered with Church Divinity School of the Pacific and will launch a leadership development initiative. The initiative will include a network of partners around the world that will provide educational resources to build excellence in the current and traditional divinity categories, as well as add substantial learning from other sectors. We expect the initiative, in collaboration with partners, to equip lay and ordained leaders in the Church—and leaders in values-aligned secular organizations—to respond to emerging challenges and work together in dynamic partnerships that honor and activate the ministry of all believers and those who share our values.

Trinity plans to work collaboratively with partners around the world to establish programs, relevant to local and community cultural context, each of which will focus on a specific area of leadership development supporting three key approaches:

  • Strengthening leadership development within existing institutions and programs of theological education
  • Offering mid-career faith-driven leadership development programs to those who have started their careers or ministry
  • Providing open-access, online, faith-driven leadership development education resources

The Program Director, Leadership Development is a new role on the team and will be key in developing the full set of faith-driven leadership development offerings for the Trinity Leadership Development initiative.

The candidate will be responsible for working in close collaboration with partners at Trinity, the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, other theological education institutions, secular leadership development education organizations, and education technology experts, to create and sustain innovative programming that develops the faith- and values-driven leadership mindsets and skills of clergy, lay leaders, and people of faith working in secular organizations.

The program director will bring prior experience in higher education and/or management training, and/or leadership development, and/or online education. They will work in close collaboration and partnership with leaders in theological education and with the Managing Director, Leadership Development to develop collaborative leadership programs, based in faith and values, and sensitive to local and community cultures and context.

For more information on the new leadership development initiative, please see:


Strategy and Execution

  • Identify innovative emerging leadership development programming in theological education, the Church, and secular education and network them with Trinity and with each other.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for innovation, integrate and expand on offerings within theological education and the Church, developing them into a coherent set of faith-driven leadership development programs.
  • Keep abreast of technology innovations, education and industry trends, learning design research and pedagogy, and share such knowledge within Trinity, CDSP, and with other partners.
  • Analyze and assess the potential impact of proposals and funded initiatives.
  • Manage all stages of the grant review, approval, funding and reporting process. Uses grants database to facilitate this process.
  • Evaluate and assess impact, working with internal and external evaluators as required. Engages regularly with grantees and conducts site visits as required.
  • Identify additional opportunities for impact and tests those opportunities against strategy, in collaboration with the Managing Director.

External Engagement & Partnership

  • Represent Trinity within the philanthropic community and beyond, as appropriate to advance Trinity’s mission and vision.

Internal Engagement & Team Culture

  • Liaise with Finance, Legal and other teams within Trinity to ensure both impact and compliance.
  • Work closely with the GMI Planning & Operations team to ensure that policies, processes, and the grants management software are effectively advancing the work and goals of the initiative.
  • Oversee budgets for the Leadership Development team.
  • Work with members of Trinity’s clergy to ensure Trinity’s global network is leveraged to advance the initiative and our impact.
  • Contribute to an entrepreneurial work environment and positive culture of high impact, focused on outcomes.
  • As the Leadership Development team grows, provide management oversight for junior team members. Ensure outstanding team experiences including onboarding, training of new hires, career development, mentorship, and assisting staff to achieve their development goals
  • Ensure that all work is approached with rigorous execution and the highest standards of ethics, aligned with Trinity’s core values
  • Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures, and rules.
  • Perform all duties in a manner that promote Trinity’s mission and core values.
  • Assume other related responsibilities and special projects as required.


  • Ability to work with multiple partners in building consensus and relationships while managing competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated success in an academic or training environment in the development of instructional projects using multimedia applications, emerging technologies, and/or distributed/distance technologies.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills; Supervisory experience.
  • Cultural, social, and political sensitivity and humility.
  • Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Ability to work in a mission/results-driven environment.
  • Flexible and able to work well with all levels of internal and external leadership as well as outside constituents.
  • Experience with budget planning and management.


  • A Master’s degree in business, education, instructional technology, or related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a higher education setting and ability to work collaboratively with faculty and academic leadership in seminaries around the world.
  • Three or more years professional work experience working with faculty to design educational program.
  • At least five years supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Experience with grant-making and managing relationships with grantees.
  • Conversant in adult-centered pedagogy to support learning.
  • Demonstrated high degree of independence and initiative.
  • Experience applying performance and other key learning data to course re-design.

How To Apply

Please apply online at

Omaha, NE

Research and Evaluation Associate, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

The Organization

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation is seeking a Research and Evaluation Associate for immediate hire. The Foundation was established in 1964 by Warren Buffett and the late Susan Thompson Buffett, and works to improve the lives of women and families throughout the world by promoting access to contraception and abortion and expanding educational opportunities for Nebraska students. It is comprised of Global, U.S., and College Access and Success (CAS) Programs and the Research and Evaluation Unit. The Associate will be an integral member of the Research and Evaluation Unit with specific focus on supporting Global Programs. The Foundation is committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion through its programs, collaborations and research, as well as in the workplace.

Position Overview

The Research and Evaluation Unit (R&E Unit) drives learning across the Foundation by providing technical support and guidance to the Global, U.S., and CAS Programs. The R&E Unit enhances the quality and effectiveness of the Foundation’s grantmaking by guiding the early stages of research and evaluation idea-generation and planning, helping partners think through methodological and analytic approaches, and strategizing about the use of findings.

The R&E Associate will support the work of the R&E Unit and will become deeply involved in several specific projects relevant to the Foundation’s Global Programs, which are primarily in low income countries. Generally, the Associate will contribute meaningfully to R&E team and Foundation-wide dialogue to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion. Examples could include centering a DEI lens in measurement frameworks, supporting diverse pools of potential evaluation partners, etc.; collaborate with colleagues to develop logic models, frameworks, and metrics to measure outcomes and impact of sexual and reproductive health programs; and, assist R&E Officers with project management, including: monitoring timelines; reviewing proposals, contracts, study protocols, progress reports, and budgets and budget justifications; providing input into study design; preparing materials for and documenting key discussion points from internal and external meetings; and facilitating relationships with partners.

Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to reproductive rights and the values of racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion; a master’s degree; at least two years of monitoring, research and/or evaluation-related experience for health programs; familiarity with evaluation study designs, causal inference, and the steps involved in collecting and analyzing data with rigor, quality, and transparency; an understanding of quantitative and qualitative research concepts and applications; and a demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and reflection, a willingness to think critically and creatively, and ask challenging questions

For a full position description, click here.

How To Apply

The Foundation is conducting this search with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet, Cara Pearsall, and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please send a detailed cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to:

Omaha, NE

Research & Evaluation Officer, College Access and Success Program, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

The Organization

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation is seeking a Research and Evaluation Officer to support the College Access and Success Program for immediate hire. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation is a private grant-making foundation based in Omaha, Nebraska. With assets in excess of $3 billion, it is among the largest foundations in the United States. The Foundation’s College Access and Success (CAS) Program enables underserved populations in Nebraska to attend college in-state at no cost. Scholarship support provided by the CAS Program is the Foundation’s longest-standing initiative, reflecting its commitment to equal access to higher education. The Foundation’s other programs support access to family planning services and reproductive choice, in the U.S. and globally.

A hallmark of the Foundation’s culture is to constantly challenge itself and grantees to “think big” while doing so critically and carefully – by questioning, testing, learning, and putting that learning to use. The Foundation has built an environment in which staff are not afraid to fail or change course in light of new information. Moreover, the Foundation approaches investments as partnerships, which they pursue thoughtfully and with humility.

Position Overview

The Research and Evaluation Officer (REO) would be an integral member of the R&E Unit, with a focus on supporting the College Access & Success team program. The Foundation is committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion through its programs, collaborations, and research, as well as in the workplace. The REO will conduct technical assessments and study design recommendations; help Programs and grantees formulate research questions and hypotheses; and analyze data in support of programmatic decision-making. Additionally, the R&E Unit is engaged with the Programs to commission expert external evaluators to assess the potential impact of major areas of grant-making. The R&E Unit values diversity and is working to incorporate an equity lens into the way it works internally and externally. The Unit is committed to creating a physical and intellectual environment that is welcoming and values different perspectives and experiences.

The ideal candidate will be committed to ensuring equal access to higher education and creating opportunities for underserved populations. The REO will have expertise/knowledge of higher education systems and one-year post-doctoral or a master’s degree and three years professional experience designing and conducting research and/or evaluation experience in education or a closely related field.

For a full position description, please visit:

How To Apply

The Foundation is conducting this search with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet, Cara Pearsall, and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG. To apply,  please send a detailed cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to:

In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.


Vice President, Learning and Evaluation, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

The Organization

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia (Philanthropy Network) is a trusted hub for funders, social investors, and philanthropy support organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region who wish to maximize their social impact while aligning with other philanthropic partners to achieve scale and sustainability. Philanthropy Network creates opportunities to learn, connect, and lead change that centers racial equity across all social impact priorities and in their operations.

The following core values guides the operations of Philanthropy Network:

  •  Adaptive Leadership – taking action that is bold, nimble, and informed to seize opportunities and address the greatest challenges in our region.
  •  Equity – using philanthropy intentionally as a tool to address structural racism and all other inequities.
  •  Partnership – working with Philanthropy Network members and others to leverage resources, knowledge, and relationships while retaining the independence of individual organizational priorities.
  •   Openness – working with community in a way that is participative, transparent, and inclusive.
  •  Learning – learning from research, evidence, experimentation, and lived experiences to create systemic impact.
  •  Stewardship – transparent, responsible stewardship of resources guided by high standards of integrity and accountability.

Together, this network is a powerful force for progress in Greater Philadelphia, investing more than $500 million annually.

For more information on Philanthropy Network, please visit:

Position Overview


As a cornerstone to its bold, evolving strategies, and an expression of its values, Philanthropy Network is deepening its investment in learning and evaluation to advance systemic change and in pursuit of a just and thriving Greater Philadelphia. To lead this work, Philanthropy Network is hiring a Vice President, Learning and Evaluation, who will report to the President.

The Vice President, Learning and Evaluation role is a compelling and evolving opportunity for a strategic, adaptable thinker and implementer who is deeply committed to centering racial equity, affirming intersectionality, and desires a role where they can put those values into action. The person will be an advocate for changing the traditional power dynamics in philanthropy and uplifting nonprofit and community voices. The Vice President, Learning and Evaluation will provide thought leadership on how Philanthropy Network’s learning programs can help organizations achieve their goals while integrating the importance of equity, inclusion, and liberation into programming.

The overall goal for learning and evaluation activities is to maximize the impact of the Network’s learning opportunities, which are delivered with a focus on professional and organizational readiness, organizational practice change, and long-term sustainability of newly adopted practices. This position will lead the design, implementation, innovation and evaluation of Philanthropy Network’s learning program strategy.

The Vice President must be proactive in voicing ideas and developing quality, innovative learning opportunities with the support of team member, while leveraging the connection between learning and social impact.


Learning and Evaluation Strategy

  • Set the overall strategy for Philanthropy Network’s learning programs including but not exclusive to the Essentials in Effective Philanthropy; engaging staff and foundation boards, nonprofit partners, and other social impact organizations.
  •  Continuously update knowledge of trends pertaining to learning and actively centering racial equity and integrate this knowledge into the learning strategy.

Learning and Evaluation Implementation

  •  Develop high-quality learning opportunities that include in-person sessions, self-paced activities, group work, and rapidly increasing virtual learning opportunities.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of Philanthropy Network’s signature events, including but not exclusive to Philanthropy Network’s annual SPARX Conference.
  • Create mechanisms for evaluating and continuously informing the design of learning opportunities, incorporating feedback from participants regarding the impact of learning on individual and organizational practices.


  • Provide strategic oversight for Philanthropy Network’s Learning Committee and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

Thought Leadership

  • Author blog posts and provide oversight for thought leadership publications that support the advancement of effective philanthropy in our region.

Management and Oversight

  • Supervise learning program team members and manage outside consultants and content experts. This position does not currently have a direct report but will likely have direct reports in the near future.


  • Fearless imagination with the ability to think creatively about creating brave spaces for reflection, learning, and development.
  • Strategic thinker with a track record of operationalizing vision and strategy.
  • Track record of commitment to diversity, inclusion, and centering racial equity.
  • Experienced in delivering effective learning and professional development programs. Experience with virtual learning is a plus.
  • Self-aware, curious, and mission-centered with marked determination to make a meaningful impact on the world.
  • Propensity to thrive in environments of ambiguity and change until clarity and coherence emerges.
  • Comfort interacting with executive and senior leadership, including Philanthropy Network’s board as well as executive and senior leadership of philanthropic entities.
  • Advanced facilitation and presentation skills with the notable experience curating braves spaces for difficult conversations.
  • Intermediate to advance understanding of evaluation methods design, including but not exclusive to equitable and participatory evaluation for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback graciously and use feedback for the betterment of the organization.
  • Excellent writing ability and verbal communications skills.


At Philanthropy Network we work to build a team with many different views, approaches, and experiences. The work environment is one of high energy, high activity, and one that involves mutual support. Each team member is expected to be a team player, self-motivated, adaptive, curious and committed to an atmosphere of respectful, honest, and open communication.

Team members are working from home during the COIVD-19 pandemic. Once preventative measures effectively lower virus transmission, staff will resume working in the Center City Philadelphia office, as well as occasional travel within the Greater Philadelphia region.


Bachelor’s degree minimum; Master’s degree preferred. However, life experience can be considered in lieu of degrees.


Annual Salary starts at $75k and is negotiable based on experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance effective within one month after hire date; short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; and vacation, holiday, bereavement, and sick leave.

How To Apply

To Apply: 

Submit a resume, a cover letter highlighting why you are a good fit for this position, and a writing sample (active URL links in resume is acceptable) to Matt Smith Candidates from groups that are underrepresented in philanthropy, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQIA+, and individuals with all sorts of abilities are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is Monday, August 24, 2020 by 5pm ET.

Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Development Director, Interfaith Prison Ministry For Women

The Organization







Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women (IPMW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to equip women with the tools and support they need to heal, grow and thrive while in prison and in the communities to which they return. The organization also educates and trains the interested public to welcome women back into the community after a period of incarceration.  Since hiring the first female Chaplain in the North Carolina prison system in 1980, IPMW has grown to serving more than 500 women each year through chaplaincy programs and services, transition education, reentry support, and community engagement.

IPMW is a unique organization operating at the nexus of prison chaplaincy, women’s issues, and social justice, and operates with a set of core values that include empowerment, intentionality, caring, dignity, inclusiveness, and compassion. The organization is funded through individual donations, foundation grants, faith-based giving, and service-based contract income.  The organization will be rebranding and expanding its programming this year and has a projected operating budget of $600,000, which is expected to grow in 2021. To learn more, please visit IPMW’s website at

Position Overview


IPMW celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020, and after a rigorous organizational assessment as part of a broader strategic planning process, the organization is poised for growth with significant new programmatic opportunities ahead.  The Development Director will be a vital part of the team and will enhance the capacity of IPMW to sustain the range of exciting work upon which we are embarking.

The successful candidate is highly organized, and able to take initiative and work autonomously and independently.  This individual will be a strategic business partner with the Executive Director and work collaboratively with the Board and staff.  The successful candidate can operate in a fast-paced environment – sometimes under pressure – while remaining good-natured, resourceful, and efficient.  A high level of maturity, integrity, professionalism, discretion, sound judgment, tact, confidentiality, and self-care are crucial.


The Development Director will create and execute a philanthropic vision that will sustain and expand IPMWs mission and reach. The ideal candidate has led a successful and verifiable resource development program and has a record of securing individual, foundation, faith-based and business gifts.  Responsibilities will include:

·         Developing, managing, and implementing the fundraising strategy of the organization, with emphasis on expanding the donor base.

·         Sustaining a philanthropic spirit and unified sense of purpose among all staff, Board members, other volunteers, donors, and partners.

·         Managing annual, major donor, capital and other campaign giving.

·         Devising, recommending, and implementing donor cultivation and solicitation strategies, including solicitation appeals.

·         Creating and presenting proposals for consideration, according to the donor’s or foundation’s interests and financial circumstances.

·         Working closely with the Executive Director, volunteer Fundraising Committee, Board of Directors and Communications Manager to build relationships with donors and other charitable sources.

·         Ensuring the successful implementation of industry best practices in pursuit of excellence in all facets of resource development operations.

·         Working with Office Manager to ensure accuracy of donor data and timeliness of communications.

·         Developing and managing the fundraising and marketing budgets.


The Development Director must demonstrate a passion for and willingness to support IPMW’s mission, vision, values, and work. The ideal candidate will possess sufficient experience and training to execute the responsibilities of the position and demonstrate the following:

·         Inclusive, empathetic worldview and demonstrated skill working across lines of difference.

·         Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience in management and development of fundraising program, including donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition strategies, grant writing and special events.

·         Successfully soliciting donations from individuals, foundations, and faith-based organizations.

·         Proven track record of achieving revenue targets and/or performance metrics.

·         Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication (both verbal and written), analytical and negotiating skills to interact with a broad range of individuals in a professional and pleasant manner.

·         Self-motivated, results-oriented, and able to set priorities and work on numerous projects simultaneously coupled with the ability to work well in a collaborative environment.

·         A personal commitment to excellence and strong organization skills, accuracy, and ability to successfully manage multiple and sometimes competing projects, tasks, and deadlines.

·         Experience with supporting senior staff, Board and/or supervising staff, interns and/or volunteers.

·         Understanding and appreciation of equity issues, and desire and humility to grow and learn with the team.

·         Willingness to extend kindness, compassion and accountability to oneself and others.

·         Proficient with computer skills and knowledge of database programs.

·         Willingness to operate in compliance with organizational policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements.

·         Sense of humor and ability to have fun a plus. 


This position will work closely with Executive Director and will interact regularly with other staff and volunteers.  Will have substantial contact with key stakeholders, including members of the Board of Directors and its committees, clients, community members, other volunteers, donors, funders, and partners.   


This position requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations, as well as the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and occasionally manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-30 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, read information and perform basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements).  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SALARY RANGE: Salary is in the high fifties.  This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package.

How To Apply


Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC is conducting this search. To apply, click on the link to the  position profile at You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume and professional references. In case of any technical problems, contact  Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.  No phone calls please. No applications by email please. 

Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Formerly incarcerated individuals encouraged to apply.

Redwood City, CA

Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund - SV2

The Organization

Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) is a vibrant community of hundreds of individuals and families who have joined together to learn about and practice effective giving while pooling their resources and talents to create positive social impact in the Bay Area and beyond. This community comprises more than 200 current Partners and more than 800 alumni Partners who share the belief that working together results in bigger, more meaningful impact than any individual could make alone.

SV2 Partners and their families become more strategic, compassionate, and generous givers and civic leaders. The Grantees and Impact Investees grow into stronger organizations empowered with greater capacity to create significant social impact. Partners select organizations that have high-potential models and are at crucial inflection points in their development, where engagement with SV2 can have a transformative impact on their work and also serve as a signaling effect to other major funders.

Position Overview

The CEO at SV2 will have the distinct privilege of leading an organization operating at one of the most unique and exciting leverage points for impact in the philanthropic ecosystem. SV2 creates and delivers effective program offerings and nurtures a rich philanthropic partnership network in the Bay Area. The organization engages its Partners to guide them as they work to create systemic and transformative change as well as drive innovation through strategic philanthropy to address the most pressing issues of our time.

The CEO will be a transformational leader who will continue to catalyze SV2’s current network of philanthropists and impact investors to more effectively deliver lasting change, and lay the groundwork to attract future generations of Partners to the organization. Collaborating closely with the Board and Staff, the CEO will launch and lead the process to build SV2’s next strategic plan. This will require a visionary leader with entrepreneurial grit in order to identify and capitalize on new avenues for increased impact and reach, but in a manner that balances appetite for innovation with the practicalities of growth and execution. The CEO will also lead SV2 into a post-COVID-19 world and continue to adapt the organization and iterate on its programming to accommodate greater virtual learning, collaboration, and community-building.

How To Apply

To learn more and apply, please visit the position profile on our website:


Senior Associate Director, Investor Relations (Fundraising), The END Fund

The Organization


The END Fund is the world’s leading collaborative philanthropic investment vehicle dedicated to controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NTDs are parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases – including intestinal worms, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis and lymphatic filariasis – that affect over 1.7 billion people globally. The END Fund’s vision is to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs and has set out to accomplish this by:

  • Mobilizing and investing resources for maximum impact,
  • Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
  • Facilitating philanthropic and private sector engagement to end these diseases.

By engaging a community of activist-philanthropists and taking a systems approach, the END Fund works in collaboration with governments, local and international NGOs, pharmaceutical companies, and academic partners on the global campaign to control and eliminate the most prevalent NTDs by 2030.

Since our founding in 2012 through 2019, with our partners, the END Fund has provided over 920 million treatments for NTDs worth more than $1 billion. In 2019 alone, we reached more than 121 million people with more than 196 million NTD treatments, representing an almost 10-fold increase from 2012. The END Fund works globally in over 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa. You can read more about the END Fund and our 2019 impact story here.

Position Overview


The Investor Relations team is the END Fund’s fundraising team. This team is responsible for identifying, mobilizing, and maintaining meaningful and impactful partnerships with END Fund donors to mobilize philanthropic resources that advance the END Fund’s mission to end neglected tropical diseases. Driven by the transformative power of collaborative philanthropy, the team works alongside a consortium of donors and champions to help harness financial resources in support of neglected tropical disease programming in underserved communities.


As the END Fund continues to rapidly scale and strategically diversify its portfolio of NTD investment opportunities, a successful candidate for the Senior Associate Director role on the Investor Relations team will be responsible for managing the full grant life cycle, exceptional relationship management, and execution of multi-year fundraising plans in coordination with the department. The Senior Associate Director will play an integral role in the continued success of the Investor Relations team and thus, the broader organization’s high-level financial goals. This position will report directly to the Senior Director, Investor Relations, but will need to be able to work cross-departmentally across all levels to efficiently deliver on his/her assigned deliverables. The day-to-day of this position is likely to entail extensive writing, proactive and reactive donor cultivation and communication (written and verbal), coordination with other departments to secure programmatic and financial data needed for proposal development and reporting, and participation in interdepartmental meetings to ensure a holistic understanding of the organization’s programs, financials, and impact story. This is an individual contributor position with no direct reports.


Grant Writing & Reporting

  • With minimal oversight, manage the full grant cycle of a portfolio of institutional investors (e.g., private philanthropic foundations) from proposal development to report writing.
  • Lead donor reporting for a portfolio of restricted and unrestricted institutional investments, including management of reporting timelines, securing templates from the donor, coordinating and communicating cross-departmentally for necessary data inputs, and assembling narratives in a manner consistent with the END Fund’s expected level of quality, accuracy, and professionalism.
  • In coordination with the Investor Relations team, respond to new institutional funding opportunities that align with the END Fund’s mission and funding priorities:
    • Spearhead the proposal preparation process by systematically collecting information, determining and enforcing timelines, and fostering cross-team collaboration; drive process for proposals, letters of inquiry, and concept note development
    • Proactively identify grant proposal process inefficiencies and recommend and implement procedural improvements
    • Write evocative, data-driven, and concise grant proposals and develop and produce outreach materials requested by potential and interested donors.
    • Conduct prospecting research as needed in support of new revenue generation opportunities.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of donor records in Salesforce for assigned portfolio.

Relationship Management & External Relations

  • With minimal oversight, lead relationship management with a portfolio of institutional investors, including answering questions, preparing information as requested, and other cultivation and engagement activities beyond formal reporting requirements, including through email, video calls, and face-to-face meetings.
  • Serve as an external ambassador for the END Fund brand by participating in meetings, conferences, and events.
  • Travel on behalf of the END Fund up to 10% domestic and/or international.

Cross-departmental Collaboration

  • Coordinate with the Finance team on fundraising-related initiatives, including grant spending, revenue recognition, financial reporting, and reconciliation
  • In concert with varying actors across the organization – Board Development Committee, Investor Relations team, and other colleagues – engage in the execution of a fundraising plan to secure funding towards the END Fund’s multi-year revenue goals
  • Liaise with programs and other END Fund staff to gather information, materials, and updates and translate them into proposals and/or donor reports
  • Work closely with the END Fund’s communications team to produce marketing materials and other external communications as needed

Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a writing-intensive field, such as (but not limited to) English, communications, journalism, or marketing preferred, but not required; and/or equivalent level of related, transferable experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant relationship management and communications (written and verbal) experience, preferably in nonprofit institutional fundraising and grant management with a successful track record of donor relationship management, grant writing, and reporting; knowledge of private foundation grantmaking and corporate giving cultivation strategies a plus
  • Exceptional ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct, and lively style (both written and verbal)
  • Confidence and poise to interact regularly with philanthropic leaders and champions, including those at the executive leadership level, using all forms of communications (e-mail, phone, videoconference and face-to-face interaction)
  • A self-starter who works well independently, as well as part of a team, and with minimal oversight; flexibility and comfort navigating shifting and high pressure, deadline-oriented environments; ability to anticipate change and adapt accordingly.
  • Familiarity with global health issues, and NTDs specifically, and/or appetite and interest to learn
  • Experience with project management tools, such as Asana, G Suite and Salesforce a plus


The END Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. It is our policy and intent that all qualified persons be given full and equal opportunities for employment, training, promotions, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

The END Fund offers a competitive compensation package intended to motivate employees to perform at the highest level by acquiring superior skills and competencies to further the progress made to ensure people with neglected tropical diseases can live healthy and prosperous lives. Our philosophy is shaped by the following guidelines 1) understandable, 2) fair and defensible, 3) competitive, and 4) flexible. In addition to providing a competitive salary in the sector, we are proud to offer our employees 100% employer-paid health insurance benefits, 5% retirement contributions (without matching requirement), twelve weeks 100% parental leave, flexible work-from-home arrangements, a healthy annual professional development allowance, and more. Please note that benefits may vary by country of residency.

*In line with the END Fund’s core values, we are equally committed to responding to challenges swiftly and staying flexible with an unwavering dedication to reaching the best and most diverse candidate pool possible to further our mission. While there is a preference for this mid-level, full-time position in New York City, given the social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19, our team is effectively working remotely through at least December 31, 2020. We are looking to on-board a candidate who is a self-starter, thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and is an excellent communicator. The END Fund is open to the possibility of a more formal distributed workforce in the future and thus, strongly encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

How To Apply

Visit  our career page and complete the online application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

San Francisco, CA

Program Director, Emerging Markets, Energy Foundation

The Organization

Energy Foundation’s mission is to secure a clean and equitable energy future to tackle the climate crisis. We envision a healthy, safe, equitable economy powered by clean energy. We believe a thriving clean energy economy can create sustainable opportunities, spur innovation, and protect our climate—for today and future generations.

Energy Foundation supports education and analysis to promote non-partisan policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency while opening doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution. For nearly 30 years, Energy Foundation has supported grantees to help educate policymakers and the general public about the benefits of a clean energy economy. Our grantees include business, health, environmental, labor, equity, community, faith, and consumer groups, as well as policy experts, think tanks, universities, and more.

We are a complex, multi-site, multicultural nonprofit organization with big plans for the future. Under the leadership of our CEO, Energy Foundation has embarked on a major strategy refresh, a prioritized commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and rapid geographic expansion.

Our comprehensive approach advances energy efficiency and renewable energy in the power, transportation, and buildings sectors. Our programs focus on developing innovative policies and campaigns to help propel clean energy development in these sectors. The Venues team is a cross-disciplinary team of policy, communications, and campaign experts dedicated to advancing strong state and regional climate and clean energy policies. The Policy team works to deliver strategy and network support services to our issue-focused grantees and funding partners. And the Strategic Communications team develops powerful narrative and communications strategies designed to build support for our work regionally and nationwide.

Energy Foundation’s founding office is in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices in Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; and Las Vegas, NV.


The Program Director, Emerging Strategies, is a newly created role that will cultivate new strategies to accelerate solutions to decarbonizing the energy system in the US. The Program Director will work collaboratively with sector experts on the National team, and policy, campaigns and communications experts in our regional offices to foster transformational new strategies to advance clean energy solutions and reduce pollution. Engaging with networks of experts, advocates, and funders across the country, the person in this role will be pioneering strategies for U.S. climate progress in this critical next decade.

Energy Foundation has a preference for this position to be located in the founding office in San Francisco, CA, but is willing to consider location in one of the regional offices in Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; or Las Vegas, NV.


Develop and deploy new philanthropic strategies to advance carbon-reducing energy policies in a manner that furthers EF’s mission is to secure a clean and equitable energy future.
Develop fundraising plans for new strategies and work with the Vice President, Policy on fundraising.
Oversee discreet short-term and multi-year grantmaking strategies in areas of emerging opportunity for achieving deep decarbonization.
Provide policy strategy advice to Energy Foundation campaigns, and work with regional colleagues to execute and test strategy ideas in cities, states, regionally, and federally.
Engage and collaborate with key actors across the field, including opinion leaders, industry colleagues, technical experts, and funding partners.
Produce top-quality written materials (proposals, presentations) for a variety of audiences, including board members, funders, and other stakeholders.
Evaluate the impact of individual grants, initiatives, and broader campaigns.
Support and engage in cross-sector collaboration and build a reputation internally as a thought partner in refining Energy Foundation’s strategies.
Generate and implement ideas for systems, program, and operational improvement.
Maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues.
Supervise a Program Associate and contribute to that individual’s professional development.
Collaborate with new and existing funding partners to build a coordinated­ set of strategies, define a new set of metrics for philanthropy to measure progress, and attract more resources to this work.


Creative strategist with expertise in designing and leading policy initiatives in the U.S.
Demonstrated experience developing strategy in partnership with diverse internal and external stakeholders, including people with differing political perspectives.
An innovative growth mindset and an ability to work independently.


A minimum of 10 years demonstrated expertise at the leading edge of energy policy with emphasis in the power sector. Specific experience with power markets and finance, public and private utilities, state utility regulatory commissions, regional transmission organizations, or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission preferred.
While power sector experience is essential, success in this role will require a nimble strategist with competency and the ability to develop leadership in two or more of the following areas:Renewable energy, including wind, solar, and storage technologies
Advanced grid management
Vehicle to grid solutions
Finance and capital markets
Clean energy technologies
Carbon removal technologies and carbon capture, utilization, and storage
Green hydrogen
Credibility in the field. Able to establish rapport internally and externally with funding partners, grantees, experts, and other stakeholders.
Understanding of climate and clean energy advocacy in the U.S.
Solutions-oriented, collaborative problem-solver who is committed to working collaboratively in a diverse, dynamic, and complex environment with a combination of local, regional, and national staff and partners.
Curious and inquisitive, the ideal candidate will possess excellent relationship-building and convening skills and have experience bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Ability to present complex information in meaningful ways to a variety of audiences, including funders, other stakeholders, and grantees.
The flexibility to consider other points of view and meet people where they are.
Excellent communication skills.
A demonstrated commitment to contributing meaningfully to a workplace where equity and inclusion are core values in our internal and external Energy Foundation work.


Ability to travel 6-12 times a year for 2-3 business days at a time.


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 required to spend extended hours at the computer.


This position may be based in any of Energy Foundation’s offices. The office environments include some shared workspace, some individual offices, shared kitchen facilities, with moderate noise levels and a collegial atmosphere. On occasion, there are activities or events after work hours.

Staff are currently working at home during COVID-19 and decisions to re-open offices will be made in accordance to state and local guidance.

How To Apply

Apply online at with a resume and cover letter.

San Francisco, CA

Associate Director, Global Intelligence, ClimateWorks Foundation

The Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation (CWF) is a global non-governmental organization on a mission to end the climate crisis. We partner with philanthropy, providing funders with comprehensive resources to assess, build, evolve, and execute high-impact climate giving strategies. We do this through a suite of programs and services:

  • Global Intelligence: Built on unique datasets, in-house expertise, and global partnerships, we provide insights and guidance on top areas for climate action and philanthropic strategies.
  • Global Grantmaking:  We drive innovation and climate solutions that scale.Through our portfolio of global and transnational climate mitigation strategies and grantmaking, we help funders maximize their philanthropic impact.
  • Global Collaborations: Climate solutions require unprecedented collective action. We facilitate collaborations that enable funders to increase individual and collective impact.

Position Overview

Job Summary

The Associate Director, Global Intelligence will lead strategy and implementation for ClimateWorks Foundation’s philanthropy-focused analytics. S/He will work under the direction of the Vice President of Global Intelligence and in close partnership with other departments and senior staff.

Job Summary

The Associate Director, Global Intelligence will engage with a variety of funders and other partners to understand their strategies, budgets, and issues that ClimateWorks’ intelligence services can help solve. As such, this is a unique opportunity to represent ClimateWorks both internally and externally and the individual must be professional and comfortable in front of funders and high level partners, and have good judgment and excellent communications skills in dealing with a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

This position will acquire, manage, and analyze data on a range of topics related to climate funding flows to build knowledge, identify investment priorities, and support effective deployment of funding. They will manage junior staff and consultants to support the projects, and work collaboratively with other intelligence asset and product owners across departments to develop a set of compelling, integrated, and clearly positioned products that meet the information needs of key audiences.

Join a growing team focused on equipping philanthropy and the climate community with insights to build and execute transformative climate strategies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

Includes the following and other duties as assigned:

Steward Data Strategy

  • Own and steward implementation of the expanded analytical product strategy for philanthropic data, including collaborations with other departments on the marketing and communications of services to targeted audiences
  • Collaborate with other data owners across departments at ClimateWorks to develop an integrated and efficient product and service strategy
  • Develop and manage annual workplans and detailed project plans including scope, timelines, and budgets

Manage Data Assets

  • Lead the development and ongoing management of an integrated landscape of philanthropic datasets, including managing junior staff and overseeing contractors as needed
  • Creatively identify, source, and incorporate new climate- and philanthropy-related datasets as needed to help deliver targeted, data-supported insights to a community of climate funders
  • Together with junior staff and contractors, manage specialized database, including assuring impeccable quality of database and outgoing work products
  • Oversee and ensure the security and confidentiality of sensitive data

Relationship Management 

  • Work directly with senior leaders at ClimateWorks and at other institutions to determine the strategic implications of funding data
  • Create strong, positive relationships with internal and external partners to support and grow the ClimateWorks Global Intelligence function
  • Respond efficiently to stakeholder requests for information through production of custom analytics, reports, and infographics

Analysis and Data Visualization

  • Develop data-supported findings and recommendations relevant to foundations working to end the climate crisis
  • Design and manage multifaceted data collection and analysis assignments
  • Together with junior staff, manage development of dashboards and presentations using tools including Excel, QlikSense, Tableau, and Salesforce
  • Provide real-time analytical support for high level funder discussions
  • Prepare briefings, background notes and presentations as needed for the senior leadership team and other climate mitigation funders on assigned topics

Personnel Management

  • Supervise one or more staff; proactively nurture staff talent through co-construction and management of performance goals, providing ongoing constructive and formal annual performance feedback, and co-creating and implementing professional development plans

Required Qualifications  

This is a mid-level position including management of staff and contractors. The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Passion and aptitude for creatively applying data to social sector issues. Previous history working in or knowledge of climate-specific issues is a plus but not required.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to lay audiences, including through presentation skills and ability to create compelling data visualizations.
  • Experience working in service to broad range of clients and stakeholders. Solutions-focused, collaborative personality.
  • Experience leading projects and programs, including independent decision-making, particularly in analytical and customer-facing roles. Experience managing staff a plus.
  • Strong analytical and programming skills, including in Excel and in a BI software such as Qlik or Tableau, or demonstrated ability to learn quickly.
  • Proficiency or demonstrated ability to learn Salesforce preferred.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills, including strong project management skills.
  • Strong writing, editing and communications skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Successful candidates will have 8+ years experience deploying a combination of the above skills in a professional setting.
  • ClimateWorks Foundation is committed to building a staff that reflects the global community our mission serves. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

ClimateWorks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered, please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your fit for the role to:

Submissions received by Friday, August 7th will receive priority

Seattle, WA

President & CEO, Seattle Parks Foundation

The Organization

Seattle Parks Foundation (SPF) is an amplifying force for philanthropy, planning, and advocacy on behalf of parks and public spaces throughout Seattle and a fiscal sponsor to 80 community partners across the city.  Initially fueled by the energy of civic leaders whose efforts to build a 60-acre “Seattle Commons” in South Lake Union in the mid-1990s, SPF has become a convener of community leaders, donors, and pubic partners working to create thriving, accessible and connected spaces.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Board Chair on behalf of the Board of Directors, the President & CEO, partners with the Board to shape and promote the organizational vision and works with the Board to determine the overarching organizational goals and strategies to achieve that vision; leads the engagement and cultivation of current and future donors to support the key priorities of SPF, engaging in activities across the spectrum of development with a specific

Reporting to the Board Chair on behalf of the Board of Directors, the President & CEO, partners with the Board to shape and promote the organizational vision and works with the Board to determine the overarching organizational goals and strategies to achieve that vision; leads the engagement and cultivation of current and future donors to support the key priorities of SPF, engaging in activities across the spectrum of development with a specific emphasis on working with high-level individual and institutional funders; champions diversity, equity and inclusion as the lens through which to develop, implement and evaluate all work of SPF and creates and sustains an attractive and professionally rewarding work environment for all staff, contractors, and volunteers; develops for the short- and long-term programmatic, operational, and financial success of the organization, articulating and ensuring organizational alignment—internally and externally—with an ever-evolving strategy of community and civic partnership; nurtures positive and collaborative relationships with leadership of public agencies critical to the SPF’s mission, and with city and county elected officials and key members of their teams; and ensures SPF is known, trusted, and relevant in every neighborhood across Seattle.

SPF seeks a proven, accomplished and visionary leader with a passion and drive to enhance and expand access to parks and open space. This values-based individual will bring leadership characterized by unwavering integrity, an ability to garner broad community support, and the ability to lead and execute strategic plans that impact public policy and community development.  Leaders of color and others with extensive experience addressing systemic racism and inequities to promote more just outcomes are encouraged to apply.

A bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Demonstrated leadership and management experience is required.

Anticipated Salary Range of $160,000 – $200,000 plus a competitive benefits package.

To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

To learn more about the programs and activities at SPF, please go to the following link:

How To Apply

To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

South Orange, New Jersey

Vice President for University Advancement, Seton Hall University

The Organization

Please see our website:

Position Overview

Vice President for University Advancement

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

Seton Hall University invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for University Advancement. The University is seeking a seasoned Vice President to partner with the President, Executive Vice President, Provost, Deans, and other academic leaders to define fundraising priorities, create a culture of philanthropy, and develop compelling ideas for transformative philanthropy across the University. The Vice President will motivate, mentor, and lead a team of 40; strengthen metrics and procedures; increase alumni and volunteer engagement across schools and units; and carry a portfolio of principal gift prospects.

The Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA) is responsible for leading the University’s philanthropic efforts, including annual giving, leadership, principal and major gifts, corporate and foundation grants, campaign planning, and related engagement and fundraising initiatives. The VPUA will plan, develop, and implement strategic programs to increase a wide range of philanthropic support for the University from individuals, foundations, and corporations. This role reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the Executive Cabinet and senior leadership team.

Motivated to be a change agent and with success in effecting large-scale change in previous organizations, Seton Hall’s next Vice President for University Advancement will have at least 10 years of demonstrated success in Advancement, fundraising, and the administration of capital campaigns (including a track record of raising six or seven figure gifts). With strong work ethic and a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, past experience in higher education is strongly preferred. Seeking an individual who is able to build a culture of philanthropy in the organization, strong communication skills are required, as is the ability to track and manage multiple projects and initiatives.

Pre-campaign planning for the University’s next major campaign commenced in January 2020 alongside the Strategic Planning Process. The feasibility study will wrap up in the fall 2020 and the Vice President for University Advancement will play a pivotal role in shaping this campaign and helping Seton Hall build its future.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Libby Roberts or Lisa Vuona at

How To Apply

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Libby Roberts or Lisa Vuona at

Washington DC

Senior Director, Policy & Government Relations, Humanity United

The Organization

About Humanity United

Humanity United (HU) is a foundation dedicated to cultivating the conditions for enduring freedom and peace. We support and build efforts to transform the systems that contribute to human exploitation and violent conflict. HU is part of The Omidyar Group, a diverse collection of organizations, each guided by its own approach, but united by a common desire to catalyze social impact.

About Humanity United Action

Humanity United Action (HUA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to cultivating the conditions for enduring freedom and peace. Like Humanity United, we support and build efforts to transform the systems that contribute to human exploitation and violent conflict. We pursue our mission by working directly and with partners to advocate for legislative policies that advance solutions to these intractable problems.

Position Overview

Humanity United is seeking an experienced Senior Director to lead a hardworking and impactful Policy and Government Relations team. This team, representing Humanity United and Humanity United Action, is responsible for developing relationships and engaging with key government and advocacy stakeholders in pursuit of legal and policy change, regulatory action, and public funding. The work of this team is integral to our broader efforts to cultivate the conditions for enduring peace and freedom.

The successful candidate must be committed to HU’s mission and values. To advance this mission, you’ll be accountable for developing a strategic plan for the Policy and Government Relations team, and for deploying resources to achieve that plan. The ideal candidate will not only have management experience, but also a proven dedication to servant leadership. You should be adept at working collaboratively in highly complex environments and with multiple internal and external teams. This position requires a high degree of integrity, discretion, and good judgment.

Based in Washington DC, the Senior Director will report to the Managing Director of Communications, Independent Journalism and Media, and Policy & Government Relations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all HU staff are working from home. When our offices do reopen, returns will be on an opt-in and gradual basis.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate relationships and engage with key policymakers and multiple advocacy communities
  • Provide vision and strategic direction for HU’s policy function and team
  • Develop and deploy annual budget
  • Lead team grantmaking efforts
  • Manage and develop a team of 3 professional staff, as well as external consultants
  • Advocate and lobby to advance HU and HUA’s strategic priorities
  • Serve as a policy voice within HU, leading and advising on policy matters – and act as a leader with a point of view in the broader policy field, engaging with high-level forums and in the media, as needed
  • Engage closely with HU’s programmatic teams to identify and support shared policy objectives and impact opportunities
  • Serve as primary liaison with legal staff to maintain and improve internal compliance systems enabling the affiliated private foundation / 501(c)(4) organizational structure
  • Engage with the HU and HUA Board of Trustees

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must-have requirements:

  • Commitment to HU’s mission and values (including Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice) is a must, with a perspective on how to apply these principles in our internal and external work
  • Significant government relations experience and proven experience in advancing policy priorities with U.S. government (USG), with an emphasis on human rights, social justice, international development, and/or foreign relations
  • Ability to effectively lead and develop teams and coalitions with a dedication to servant leadership, holding the ability to be in-service to others while encouraging a thriving and impactful community and team
  • Familiarity with legal and regulatory frameworks regarding advocacy and lobbying by tax-exempt organizations
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, to both plan and prioritize for impact
  • Ability to engage effectively across multiple bodies of work
  • Comfort working in highly complex and ambiguous environments
  • Ability to learn quickly, adapt and pivot as circumstances require
  • Excellent communications (verbal and written) and project leadership skills
  • Dedication to bringing people together, and building networks comprised of partners with a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives
  • Commitment to cultivating bipartisan leadership on priority issues for HU and HUA
  • Commitment to learning and sharing lessons across HU and HUA
  • Strong work ethic and outstanding professional ethics

It’s a bonus if you bring:

  • USG legislative or executive experience
  • Robust network within USG executive and legislative branches
  • Direct lived experience of the issues we work on.
  • Master’s degree, JD, equivalent postgraduate degree or equivalent experience preferred.

We encourage qualified candidates lacking formal or direct experience to describe how their background has served as preparation for this role.

Humanity United believes that diversity, equity and inclusion make us more successful in our work, and we are able to grow and learn better together when our team is diverse and representative of the communities we serve. We are actively engaged in a formal DEIJ journey as an organization, and expect that prospective employees are enthusiastic about advancing these goals.

We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, class, religion, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status and any other characteristics protected by law. We strongly encourage applications from people with diverse identities or who are members of marginalized communities.

How To Apply

Please apply at our website with your resume and cover letter.

HU is proud to offer all staff an inclusive and comprehensive benefits package to accommodate a diversity of needs and life circumstances and to accommodate staff at all life stages with flexible and supportive benefits.

In addition to full benefits, this role offers a competitive salary which we are happy to share on request. We will also share with all first-round interview candidates. We will not ask what you are currently earning or for any other details of your salary history.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to fully access our benefits of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation, or describe your needs in your application.

Washington, DC

Chief Revenue Officer, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

The Organization

A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.

This one belief guides everything Make-A-Wish does. It inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids and families they serve. It compels them to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives them to make their donated resources go as far as possible.

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic chapter was started in 1983 by six friends in Montgomery County, MD, who organized and granted their first three wishes that same year. Since then, the Mid-Atlantic chapter has raised millions of dollars and has been able to grant more than 10,000 wishes to children in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Position Overview

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic seeks a Chief Revenue Officer to lead the fundraising, marketing and communications team. In partnership with the President and CEO, CFO/COO, and Board of Directors, the Chief Revenue Officer will design and implement an integrated development, events, marketing, and communications strategy to increase revenue to advance the mission of the Mid-Atlantic chapter, drawing from hundreds of inspirational annual wish stories. The successful CRO will be a high-energy leader capable of thinking quickly and intuitively, and will be experienced enough to recognize and utilize the full skill set of the fundraising, marketing, and communications team of 10.

Specific requirements include:

• At least 10 years of experience in development and managing others with a background in marketing, public relations, and non-profit fundraising.

• Experience in individual major gift fundraising and sponsorships, cultivating, soliciting, and closing major and principal gifts.

• Experience in negotiating partnerships, strategic alliances, and collaborations with first-time partners.

• Knowledge of media and communication dissemination techniques, best practices, and methods, to include written, oral, and visual media.

• Ability to demonstrate a high level of professional demeanor, communicating and working successfully with a wide variety of constituents.

• Bachelor’s degree in non-profit administration, communications, marketing, or equivalent experience.

How To Apply

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. All of DRi’s searches can be viewed at Applications can also be submitted via email to

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Business Manager, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

The Organization

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is a statewide, private, family foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians.  The Foundation was established in 1936 as a memorial to Z. Smith Reynolds, the youngest son of R.J. Reynolds.  For more than 80 years, the Foundation has been engaged in forward-thinking philanthropy with contributions of $608 million in North Carolina.

Position Overview


The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation seeks a dedicated operational leader with outstanding financial skills, alignment with the Foundation’s mission, core values and commitments.  The successful candidate will possess excellent strategic and tactical expertise and demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills necessary for ensuring accountability.


The Business Manager is responsible for the effective operational and financial management of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

Financial Management Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day finance-related activities.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Effectively manage short-term investments, facilitate long-term financial planning, monitor the investment portfolio, maintain relationships with trust managers, and staff the Trustee Investment Oversight Committee.
  • Manage the annual budgeting process and develop business policies and internal controls for the Foundation’s fiscal operations. Prepare the annual operating budget for board approval.
  • Administer the grant payment process.

Operations Management

  • Ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the business operations, including, but not limited to purchases, benefit plans, contract management, and outside vendor relationships.
  • Oversee the successful implementation of adequate and cost-effective business insurance.
  • Manage the building lease relationships and maintain the office facilities.
  • Oversee the implementation of information technology systems, bringing recommendations as needed to improve Foundation operations.
  • Prepare and administer all contracts and consulting agreements.
  • Understand and apply applicable laws, policies, and workplace procedures quickly and succinctly to assure timely, consistent, and accurate compliance.

Human Resources Management

  • Effectively supervise the Foundation’s administrative staff and bookkeeper as well as manage relationships with accountants and auditors; maximize staff efficiency and ensure internal controls.
  • Oversee the Foundation’s employee benefits programs including health, dental, life insurance, retirement plan and flex plan.
  • Staff the Administration, Audit, and Sabbatical Committees.


  • Successful candidates will have a 4-year degree in business or finance or equivalent experience; an advanced degree is preferred. 10+ years of experience in business or finance is required.
  • Shares the Foundation’s core values and commitment to racial equity.
  • Excellent communication skills. Candidate must be able to clearly communicate with Board of Trustees and Foundation staff concerning financial statements, investment portfolio performance, and Foundation operations.
  • Experience with managing technology for a business entity [applications, processes, and technical requirements].
  • Ability to prepare and deliver a comprehensive budget for the Foundation.
  • Experience with financial audits and financial controls that are used to maintain the internal control environment of the Foundation.
  • Knowledge of cyber security requirements and processes needed to maintain integrity and continuity of the Foundation’s data, software, and systems.
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills.
  • Experience with organized training.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft 365, particularly Excel. Experience with creating PDFs using Adobe Acrobat.
  • Other skills and attributes needed include multitasking, being a team player, able to align operational strategies with the Foundation’s objectives, able to meet deadlines,  experience with negotiations and preparing contracts, office management as it relates to lease requirements and building services, and comfortable working under pressure, all with a  sense of humor.

The salary range is competitive, based upon the candidate’s level of knowledge, education, skill, and experience. The Foundation provides an exemplary benefits package.


  • The ability to accomplish multiple tasks, with competing deadlines, frequently under stress.
  • The ability to work with individuals of various personality types in a manner that leads to consensus and harmony in the organization.
  • Regularly required to utilize telephone and computer, often for extensive periods of time.  Sitting and standing is frequently required.  Lifting up to 10 pounds is required at times.
  • The ability to work flexible work hours, as needed.   The ability to work at the Foundation’s offices on a regular basis is required.
  • Occasionally required to walk, stoop, bend, and kneel.
  • The ability to drive is occasionally required.
  • The Foundation will make reasonable accommodations to allow qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions and for religious practices and observances.

How To Apply

Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC, is conducting this search in partnership with the Foundation’s leadership team. To apply, click on the link to the Business Manager position profile at You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter and resume. Please include three professional references and provide all requested information to be considered. In case of any technical problems, contact

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2020 with final selection scheduled for August 2020.

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people of all races, genders or gender identity, religions, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual preferences or expression, and regardless of age, genetics, disabilities (physical or mental), protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. These protections extend to all terms and conditions of employment with Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.