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The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We are a values-based organization committed to producing lasting results for nature and people around the globe. We have dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 69 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be! Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
Join one of the most successful and sophisticated gift planning programs in the country as a Gift Planning Officer in our Development department. The Gift Planning Officer contributes to a comprehensive program to secure significant financial resources from individuals primarily through bequests and charitable gift annuities that have enabled the protection of more than 100 million acres of land as well as cutting-edge scientific research, collaborations with indigenous communities and diverse constituencies, and most recently solving global challenges such as climate change. Annually, we raise approximately $100 million in deferred and complex gifts, including charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of real estate, and donor advised funds.
TNC is seeking a professional with 5+ years gift planning experience and demonstrated skills closing bequest and life income gifts. She/he will directly responsible for persuasively conveying the mission of TNC to diverse groups over the phone, and responsible for 200 – 250 closed planned gifts and bequest notifications annually, and 1,000 – 1,500 donor interactions. The Gift Planning Officer will report to the Director of Bequests & Annuities and will be based at our fabulous headquarters in Arlington, VA—directly in front of the Ballston stop on Metro’s Orange Line.
· Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
· Experience, coursework or other training in fundraising principles and practices.
· Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
· Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.
· Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
· Experience working with diverse cross-functional teams.
· Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
· Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.
· Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
· Working knowledge of the basics of charitable gift planning and current trends in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.
· Proven ability to negotiate high profile or sensitive agreements.
· Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience are appreciated.
How To Apply
Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale. Please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more about our organization. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45252 by 11:59pm ET on May 1,2017.
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our onservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, early literacy, youth development, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience research, international crop research, and rural livelihoods. Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Foundation had assets of approximately $2.2 billion and granted about $87 million in 2016. For more information, visit www.mcknight.org.
Designated as a Great Place to Work® for its high-trust, high-performance workplace culture, 100% of McKnight employees say they’re proud to work here. Employees love our mission and the chance to take on meaningful, creative work alongside caring, talented colleagues in a beautiful location with great benefits. In addition, McKnight has been recognized as one of the nation’s best workplaces for women and one of the nation’s best small workplaces.
The newly created digital engagement officer reports to the communications director. The position develops and implements key strategies, creating or overseeing a variety of content types and message channels to promote McKnight’s credible influence, transparency, clarity, and brand, while strengthening understanding of the Foundation’s impact and identity.
This is an exciting opportunity for a savvy digital storyteller to design and execute creative strategies to advance critical ideas and insights.
Key Areas of Responsibilities:
Develop and implement digital engagement strategies to achieve mission and program objectives:
- Develop creative engagement strategies for McKnight’s online presence that integrates web, social, mobile, email and other platforms and reaches target audiences.
- Assist communications director to identify and plan digital communications priorities.
- Track and analyze results using Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, and other sources, to produce regular reports and make adjustments based on data collected.
- Vet, select, and supervise vendors as needed to support communications strategy.
- Oversee development of content, promotion and distribution of special projects, such as the annual report.
- Write and edit engaging digital content, such as email copy, e-newsletters, web content, and social media posts.
- Design social media cards, infographics, animations, and other visuals to enhance communications efforts.
Oversee McKnight’s web presence.
- Keep day-to-day website and blog content accurate, appropriate, up-to-date and compelling.
- Oversee website structure, layout, navigation, images, graphics, and functionality to maximize user experience and meet communications goals.
- Engage with other staff teams to lead development of specific website functionality enhancements.
Protect McKnight brand and represent McKnight’s communications function.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent analytical, writing, editing and oral communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (such as Photoshop, Indesign, Lightroom and Flash), MailChimp, Google Analytics, visual storytelling, WordPress, Hootsuite, all the major social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) as well as a working knowledge of grammar and style standards (such as the Chicago Manual of Style), are ideal. Familiarity with HTML, Canva, UX, SEO, and email segmentation strategies strongly preferred.
Required Education and Experience:
In addition to the above knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements, the ideal candidate for this position will also possess a Bachelor’s degree, or commensurate experience. Additionally, 5-7 years relevant professional work experience in multi-media journalism, digital strategy and marketing, communications, or equivalent experience and training.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
- Work is normally performed in an office work environment.
- Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds is required.
- Bending, reaching, and lifting over head is required.
- Regular operation of normal office machines (computer, copier, and fax) is required.
- Occasional evenings and weekends are required.
- Some travel outside of office is required.
How To Apply
Apply via The McKnight Foundation website
Applications accepted through May 3, 2017
At the Greater New Orleans Foundation, we look to create a resilient, sustainable, vibrant community in which individuals and families flourish and the special character of our region is preserved, celebrated, and supported.
Recognizing that New Orleans is more than a city—it is an interconnected region—we serve the surrounding parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, and Washington.
Like other community foundations, the Greater New Orleans Foundation serves both donors and recipients–linking philanthropists with the needs and aspirations of the greater community. We pull together people, ideas, and resources; we serve as a champion of civil society and civil solutions; and we help the effectiveness of nonprofit leaders and organizations.
The Program Officer will report to the Senior Program Officer under the supervision and guidance of the Vice President for Programs to support the Foundation’s grantmaking and non-grantmaking work. While most of this non-grantmaking work will originate from and/or be housed in the Foundation’s Program Department, the Program Officer might also be asked to support special projects and initiatives in other Foundation departments. Specific responsibilities will vary from project to project.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Capacity to think strategically
• Familiarity with the region and its nonprofit organizations (the Foundation is open to candidates from outside the region)
• Experience in non-profit leadership and/or program management
• Honesty, integrity, professionalism, and compassion for diverse communities
• Strong work ethic, a positive attitude, a dedication to quality and accuracy
• An ability to work well with co-workers in a team approach, especially in a small office
• Self-starter, with an ability to fulfill job requirements with minimal supervision
• Ability to work with diverse populations and points of view
• Flexibility in dealing with changing demands
• Ability to analyze budgets, financial statements, balance sheets a plus
• Ability to design and implement programs
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred or equivalent experience.
• Minimum of five years of experience working in or with the nonprofit or philanthropic sector.
• Prior grantmaking experience a plus, but not necessary.
How To Apply
Interested applicants should email or mail a hard copy of the following:
1. a cover letter;
2. a resume;
3. a recent salary history; and
4. three (3) references
To: Sandra Lilly
Greater New Orleans Foundation, Suite 100
1055 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT RESUME: May 8, 2017
For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, The Rockefeller Foundation pursues this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. To achieve these goals, The Rockefeller Foundation works at the intersection of four focus areas – advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities – to address the root causes of emerging challenges and create systemic change. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations that create unlikely partnerships that span sectors.
The Foundation currently maintains offices in New York, a study and conference center in Bellagio, Italy, and regional offices in Bangkok and Nairobi.
Since 2009, the Foundation has structured its programmatic work through a portfolio of interconnected Initiatives. Initiatives are intended to unfold through four phases. The Foundation scans the landscape in its four issue areas to identify pressing problems in the field. The Search phase is usually a short-term (four month) exploration, largely through research and convenings, of a problem the Foundation might pursue. It typically involves an assessment of the system impacting the problem and the development of a hypothesis about potential solutions. The Development phase (which unfolds over one to two years) tests potential interventions through demonstration projects and further research. The Execution phase, which requires Foundation Board approval, runs for eight to ten years with a defined strategic plan and budget.
The Foundation is seeking a Program Associate to join our Program Related Investments (PRIs) team. PRIs are impact investments used by Foundations to forward their program objectives. The Rockefeller Foundation makes PRIs across multiple initiatives. The existing investments include debt, equity and guarantees. The Foundation currently maintains a PRI portfolio of ~$45 million dollars in investments and plans to commit $25 – 40 million in new investments over the coming few years.
You will play a key role in developing and executing PRIs with various Initiative Teams for the Foundation. The ideal candidate would be able to lead transactions that range across multiple deal structures, sectors, and geographies. This person will be expected to conduct due diligence, perform financial modelling, structure, and negotiate transactions on behalf of the Foundation. This will include both direct deals, as well as fund investments. The successful candidate will be comfortable working within a team structure, sharing information and insights, and engaging in ongoing intellectual exchange. The candidate must be comfortable building bridges between commercial actors,non-profit, and government and with internal stakeholders. (S)He should have experience in conducting and analyzing research.
The individual will formally report to the Sr. Associate Director for the PRI Fund, and is also expected to work closely with the Sr. Associate Director for the Zero Gap – Innovative Finance program and the Managing Director for Innovation.
Duties and responsibilities also include, but are not limited to:
- Leading with the vetting, due diligence and execution of new deals which includes:
- Sourcing new investment opportunities, including analyzing industry sectors and other areas of investment activity;
- Conducting due diligence on potential investment opportunities;
- Building financial models to determine value and optimal capital structure under various financing and operating scenarios;
- Preparing materials for investment committee review and approval processes (including monthly update presentations, investment committee memoranda and other relevant documentation);
- Liaising with program teams on relevant investment opportunities;
- Ensuring with foundation counsel that proposed investments meet IRS standards of charitable purpose;
- Assist in structuring and negotiating the financial and legal terms of new investments.
- Monitoring existing PRI investments which includes:
- Analyzing and tracking the receipt of financial and social reporting, and payments from investees;
- Ensuring that reporting meets requirements of expenditure responsibility;
- Inputting, formatting and synthesizing financial information and other data received for internal reporting to the investment committee.
- Representing the Foundation’s PRI team at external meetings, conferences and field visits as needed.
Strong Financial Analysis Skills: Must be able to perform financial analysis, accounting, and complex modeling for highly structured transactions.
Transactional Experience: Must have previous investment experience and strong financial structuring skills. Must be able to negotiate financial terms.
Social Impact Assessment: Has past experience and/or interest in learning about frameworks for assessing social impact.
Execution: Strong project management skills; meets deadlines; sense of urgency and responsibility; able to multi-task and work under pressure; detail oriented.
Communication: Excellent interpersonal abilities; good listening skills; writing skills; verbal skills; able to cogently present ideas.
Decision-Making: Ability to evaluate risks and opportunities; uses analytical and problem-solving skills; takes initiative and drives for results; able to prioritize.
Education, Training and Experience
Required: 6+ years’ work experience in a transactional finance role.
Experience working in banking (preferably investment or commercial) or private equity (primary or secondary transactions) preferred.
Required: Able to comprehend and negotiate complex legal agreements.
Required: Detail oriented and proactive.
Required: Strong writing skills.
Preferred: Exposure to emerging markets and related issues such as currency & political risks, as well as complex legal & regulatory issues.
Computer proficiency in: MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet search skills, and ability to learn new applications quickly
Ability to travel as necessary both domestically and internationally
Familiarity with impact investing field (and specific knowledge of development finance or economics
Graduate degree in relevant discipline a plus, but not necessary
Foreign Language(s) a plus
How To Apply
The Andrus Family Fund (The Fund) believes that every young person deserves more than one chance at a successful life. For over 30 million young people, their first chance was compromised by adults and systems that didn’t always serve their best interests. We partner with organizations across the country that connect young people to caring communities, proven services and teach vital skills. Yet we know that for this work and to have an impact it cannot happen just at the individual level – that’s why we also work with local and national partners to make sure communities are equipped with the tools and knowledge that support the well-being of our most vulnerable young people.
Our approach is straightforward and laser focused: We support organizations whose work directly connects youth to the people and services they need to become self-sustaining adults. We commission research that helps identify what works and what doesn’t when it comes to creating sustainable change in young people’s lives. We work closely with our grantees to advance and advocate for programs and policies that are proven to put youth on a path to a successful and sustainable future and we support organizations that utilize community organizing as a tool to remove barriers and create social change. Though legally a sub-fund of the Surdna Foundation (parent foundation) AFF operates autonomously with a highly engaged Board and has an independent reputation for its innovative grantmaking programs. The Fund has an annual grantmaking budget of $4 million. Please visit the AFF site to learn more about the Fund’s approach.
Community Board Member Opportunity:
For the first time in its history the Andrus Family Fund (AFF) is seeking Community Board members to join its Board of Directors. To better live and fulfill its mission of social justice and racial equity the Andrus Family Fund is looking to bring on non-family Community Board members to its Board of Directors. The Fund’s Board and staff believe that this is an important step so that the entire institution can better represent what will soon be the new American majority and is looking to build a diverse, inclusive and equitable Board of Directors. Established as a next generation learning opportunity for extended Andrus Family members between the ages of 25-45 to learn and become involved in organized philanthropy, the fund is excited to bring this opportunity to non-family members. Though the Fund has not had non-family Board members it has long been committed to building leadership in the communities it works in and serves. Inviting community board members to join is a natural extension of its social justice values. The Fund is looking for three (3) Community Board members who will understand and share in the belief of a small, innovative and nimble foundation to impact change in its core areas. The fund uses its convening power and its leadership as well as its grantmaking to address and influence inequity in the communities that it works with.
The Andrus Family Fund is deeply committed to inclusive leadership across the board, staff and its key consultants. Because the fund is thinly staffed there is often great collaboration between the Board, staff and key consultants and board members have strong relationships with staff members often joining in site visits when possible and conferences to maintain firsthand engagement with the work.
The Board meets three times a year in person and works virtually throughout the year on program and other committees. There is no direct compensation for serving on the AFF Board though travel, meals during meetings and hotel expenses are covered.
First Year’s Community Board Member Priorities:
Board members are trustees who act on behalf of the Andrus Family Fund’s constituents, grantees, the extended Andrus Family, and its Philanthropies. The Board of Directors has the principal responsibility for fulfillment of AFF’s mission and, with guidance from the Surdna Foundation (its parent foundation), the legal accountability for its operations. The Andrus Family Fund Board has the dual purpose of engaging the extended family in organized philanthropy and exploring and implementing effective grantmaking strategies.
During the first year of Board Service, the Community Board member will be expected to:
• Become familiar with the Fund’s grantmaking strategies, grant guidelines and theories of change.
• Participate in governance and contribute to the planning, execution and operationalization of the Fund’s theory of change and approach to grantmaking.
• Contribute and apply current subject matter and field expertise to an ongoing analysis of the Andrus Family Fund lines of work; develop the ability to communicate about the work well.
• Begin to understand the present finances, leadership, and challenges of the current grantees.
• Begin to develop and leverage relationships with key internal and external colleagues, (individual and institutional) to bring forth their best ideas and efforts to inform the work of the Andrus Family Fund’s program areas.
Basic Responsibilities of the Andrus Family Fund Board:
• Help the organization continue to live and if necessary refine its mission and purpose and ensure that the program areas and strategies are reflective of that mission and purpose.
• Ensure effective program and grantmaking planning, and assist in the implementation, monitoring, and strengthening of AFF’s programs.
• Ensure financial solvency of the organization within the allotted organizational and grantmaking budget as determined by the Surdna Board.
• Interpret and represent the organization to the community at large.
Ideal Attributes and Experience:
• Be between the ages of 25-45
• The Community Board member/s will deeply believe in principles of social justice and will be excited by the approach, mission, and vision of the Andrus Family Fund. They will be a bold thinker, an avid learner and someone that can reimagine the role that philanthropy can play in the world.
• Bring a diversity of experience and expertise in the areas that AFF funds and cares about. While we care about both experience and expertise we believe that it comes in many forms such as lived experience with and in the issues, that we work on.
• We value a strong record of achievement and relevant experience in the non-profit, public, or private sector. A minimum of 10 years in either the work that AFF focuses on and/or interdisciplinary experience that can bring a fresh perspective to the Board is preferred. Excellent strategic thinking and planning skills.
• Substantive knowledge of the fields and issues related to at least one of AFF’s Program areas (youth, transitioning youth from foster care, juvenile justice, social justice and/or racial equity).
• Energetic, flexible, self-starting team player with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to problem solving, and ability to foster collaboration and contribute to a strong sense of community among staff and board.
• Embody humility, wisdom great listening skills and good judgment. Intellectual rigor and a good sense of humor. S/he will demonstrate sensitivity to the dynamics of a multigenerational family philanthropy and can partner effectively with other Board members and staff. An appetite for and competence for work with diverse communities across race, class, ethnic, political and geographic boundaries.
The candidate cannot be an employee or current Board member of any of the Andrus Family Fund’s grantee partners. The Andrus Family Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented and historically marginalized communities to apply.
How To Apply
Please send a thoughtful cover letter, outlining your interest, experience and potential fit as an Andrus Family Fund Community Board member along with a resume/CV to our careers website: http://surdna.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=536524&&&nohd#job
No phone calls please.
The East Bay Community Foundation mobilizes financial assets and community leadership to transform the lives of people in the East Bay with pressing needs. This means bringing together the financial resources and leadership capabilities of the Foundation’s charitable-fund holders with those of government, business, private foundations, and non-profit service providers in coordinated, grant-making efforts to positively affect change. Since our founding in 1928, over 430 funds and endowments have been established at EBCF. In 2016, in partnership with our donors, EBCF granted more than $84 million to nonprofit organizations and has charitable assets under management of nearly $350 million.
Reporting to the Vice President of Community Investment and Partnership, EBCF seeks a seasoned organizational development expert to lead efforts to strengthen and build capacity of grantees and community organizations throughout the region. This position is a unique opportunity to advance the field of organizational and leadership development with approaches that are grounded in an understanding and analysis of race and cultural competency.
Strong candidates will have substantive experience helping organizations achieve impact through leadership and organizational development. He/she/they should also be passionate about the power of organization and leadership development as a catalyst for social change, have a familiarity with and demonstrated commitment to social justice concepts and frameworks such as racial equity, gender analysis, economic justice, structural racism.
The Initiative Officer will help to shape and implement the Foundation’s overall approach to building the capacity of grantees and community organizations in the region. A significant effort that the IO will lead and manage is the Initiative to Support Black-Led Organizations, a 7 year strategy to stabilize and accelerate the work of anchor organizations led by and serving the Bay Area’s black communities. This Initiative is supported by a funders’ collaborative in response to a report issued by the Bay Area Black United Fund – Black-Led Organizations in the Bay Area: From Crisis to Change. In that report, more than 125 Black-Led Organizations identified revenue, systems, training and leadership development as critical resources needed to ensure the success of Bay Area Black-Led Organizations and the communities they serve.
It is EBCF’s intention to offer the lessons learned from the Initiative to Support Black-Led Organizations – to help catalyze similar efforts within other communities of color.
We need a leader who will:
· Work collaboratively with other team members to develop define and implement program strategies towards EBCF’s vision of A Just East Bay and team goals.
· Manage, monitor and coordinate the Initiative to Support Black-Led Organizations, including: management of a network of highly experienced independent consultants, trainers and mentors; overseeing a process to identify participating organizations; and together with other EBCF staff, maintenance of strong working relationships with the funding entities supporting the Initiative.
· Work together with other EBCF staff to fundraise, manage external communications, issue grant agreements and contracts for the Initiative to Support Black-Led Organizations.
· Ensure a learning culture, overseeing the development and implementation of effective feedback processes for EBCF’s efforts to build capacity in its grantees and other community organizations.
· Continually scan the fields of organizational development, capacity building and leadership development to incorporate innovations into EBCF’s approach towards capacity building work.
· Represent the Foundation and its work to government, business, philanthropic and community leaders through oral and written presentations, reports, etc.
You are a leader with:
· Substantive experience helping organizations achieve impact through leadership development and capacity building. At least 5-7 years of experience in the areas of organizational development, capacity building, leadership development or related fields.
· Experience that demonstrates the proven ability to manage a high-performing team and produce consistently high-quality results.
· Significant experience within the nonprofit sector and communities of color – experience within Black communities preferred.
· Experience with fundraising – and especially with funders’ collaboratives – preferred.
· Broad knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in the field of organizational development.
· Comfort and ease in an intermediary role; can balance the priorities of organizations together with the needs of a Funders’ Collaborative.
· A demonstrated commitment to and familiarity with social justice concepts and frameworks such a racial equity, gender analysis, economic justice, structural bias.
· Strong interpersonal skills and with demonstrated ability to build relationships among diverse individuals, organizations and communities.
· Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders from a range of backgrounds, experience and education.
· Comfort with taking risks and recognizing and learning from failures.
· Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
· Demonstrated humility, flexibility, and initiative; a sense of humor and excitement for the work.
How To Apply
To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and three references to: email@example.com
· E-mail applications are required – Use the Subject Line: Initiative Officer, Capacity Building
· Documents should be Microsoft Word or PDF files only (PDF files are preferred)
· Resume review will begin immediately
· Questions: Contact Jeannine Walker, Walker and Associates Consulting, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The East Bay Community Foundation does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, size, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. The East Bay Community Foundation is an employment-at-will company.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, global development and population, performing arts, and philanthropy, and it makes grants to support disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation’s assets are more than $9 billion, with annual awards of grants and gifts totaling more than $400 million. A fourteen-member Board of Directors provides overall direction for the Foundation.
Learn more about The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Grants Officers in the Hewlett Foundation model are respected resources, thought partners, and catalysts for innovation. Grants Officers partner with program teams and collaborate closely across administrative functions to facilitate the grantmaking process and achieve foundation goals. They also engage across the Foundation by leading cross-organization projects, committees and initiatives, and engage at all levels in the organization. From developing tools and processes, to implementing systems and advancing best practices, the Grants Officer plays a pivotal role in all grantmaking activities and has a valued voice in all aspects of the Foundation’s work.
The ideal candidate will be motivated by a passion for the Hewlett Foundation’s work and a drive for continuous learning and improvement. S/he will be a project manager, consultant, analyst and problem solver with exacting standards and an eye towards creativity and innovation. This role requires an individual who can balance strong attention to detail and analytical skills with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people.
View the full position profile here.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Candidates should have a minimum of 7 years of professional work experience. Some knowledge or background in nonprofits, grantmaking, or management/systems consulting environments is an advantage.
How To Apply
The Hewlett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates for this search. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered, please go to http://candidateportal.waldronhr.com and submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your interest and fit for the role.
With more than $1.3 billion in assets, The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area, and working with its donors, it distributed nearly $100 million to nonprofit organizations last year. The San Francisco Foundation serves San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo Counties.
REPORTS TO: Director, Marketing and Communications
The Marketing and Communications Officer reports to and works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications. This officer is one of two marketing and communications officers on the team. As a core member of the marketing and communications team, the associate will help develop and drive the communications and marketing strategies to enhance and strengthen the position of The San Francisco Foundation to build stronger engagement among external stakeholders.
The Marketing and Communications Officer functions include, but are not limited to the following:
- Develop the communications strategy to build stronger relationships and engagement with the foundation through regular and targeted communications.
- Plan and implement the foundation’s events and develop new opportunities for engagement with the foundation.
- Work with all departments to support their events (e.g. fundraising events, program convenings, etc.) with marketing and communications strategies.
- Work with the director and vice president of marketing and communications on external affairs.
Marketing and Communications
- Collaborate as a member of the marketing and communications team in advancing the overall marketing and communications strategy for the foundation.
- Provide support on other marketing and communications projects, as needed.
- Assist with the creation and production of marketing/communications deliverables.
- Assist with the development of a messaging guide.
- Develop and implement marketing campaigns to build stronger engagement.
- Work in conjunction with the digital communications officer on content creation for the website and identify opportunities for stronger engagement through social media.
- Create content for sff.org.
- Build and manage the new TSFF e-newsletter.
- Programs: Serve as the marketing and communications lead for the Place pathway, which is focused on anchoring communities, and its initiatives. This includes program and grantee communications support. Initiatives in this pathway include, but are not limited to: The Partnership for HOPE SF.
- Development and Donor Services (DDS): Serve as marketing and communications lead in strategic communications planning for planned giving. In addition, will work closely with the director on Bay Area Leads.
Leadership and Committee Roles
- Serve as the lead for the Community Leadership Awards staff committee.
- Represent the marketing and communications team on internal and external committees as assigned.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field.
- Experience: Minimum of six years of relevant experience. Knowledge of communications and community engagement strategies. Have a good understanding of the Bay Area is preferred.
- Knowledge, skills, and competencies: Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Strong ability to build successful relationships with media and key constituencies. Ability to work collaboratively in and across teams. Demonstrated ability to engage people from diverse backgrounds and in a variety of settings. Experience in developing community and donor engagement strategies.
- Demonstrable computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite, contact management systems, and media databases.
How To Apply
Please submit your resume, cover letter and two writing samples, which best represent your writing skills.
For more information and to sumbit application, please visit:
Social Venture Partners Seattle (SVP) is a community of engaged philanthropists who believe social change takes more than money–it takes human and social capital. SVP Seattle comprises more than 500 philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and business and community leaders who have joined forces to build livable, sustainable, inclusive communities.
Social Venture Partners Seattle (SVP) is a community of engaged philanthropists who believe social change takes more than money–it takes human and social capital. SVP Seattle comprises more than 500 philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and business and community leaders who have joined forces to build livable, sustainable, inclusive communities.
The new CEO of SVP Seattle will join a vibrant organization with a reputation for thought leadership and innovation, one that plays a crucial role in broader conversations about the social sector’s effectiveness, impact and related trends. The new CEO will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for SVP’s staff, programs, partners, future development and fulfillment of its mission. This represents an exciting opportunity to lead a powerful network of philanthropists with the drive to make change in their community and to help shape the impact of their collective efforts and investments.
To read more about the organizational priorities and characteristics of the ideal candidate, minimum qualifications and how to apply, please view the full profile here.
How To Apply
As an equal opportunity employer, SVP is committed to a diverse, multicultural work environment. SVP does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply by sending a thoughtful cover letter that articulates your interest in the position and fit for the role to Sarah Meyer. Please submit your cover letter and resume to the Waldron candidate portal no later than Wednesday, May 24th.
Philanthropy Northwest is the philanthropy network for Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. We envision vibrant and healthy Northwest communities – each with its own unique history, culture and traditions – connected to the natural environment and facing the future with optimism. Founded in 1976, we partner with family funds, foundations and corporate giving programs through professional development, networking, research, publications, public policy work and consulting.
Our work includes three core programs: 1) The Learning Network, a regional community providing opportunities for emerging and established philanthropy leaders to connect, learn and grow; 2) The Giving Practice, a national consulting team bringing customized solutions, deep regional relationships and national expertise to support organizations navigating philanthropy’s changing landscape; 3) An incubation platform for innovative philanthropic projects, including: Cascadia Foodshed Financing Project and Community Democracy Workshop.
We elevate the field of philanthropy by identifying opportunities, taking smart risks, challenging our assumptions, experimenting creatively, listening actively, engaging in deep conversations and learning through action and reflection.
Strong relationships power our work at every level; we build them with care and nurture them attentively.
We embrace and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion in our community and continuously seek to bring new perspectives into our organization and our networks.
We are a learning organization that invests in supporting the ongoing growth of our individuals, our team and our community.
We value high quality work that is grounded in deep mutual respect, healthy work/life balance, clear communication, humor and joy.
The program manager is a full-time position reporting to the director of learning strategies. As a member of The Learning Network team, this position will develop and implement programs for a broad spectrum of philanthropy professionals across our six state region. S/he will engage frequently with Philanthropy Northwest members and other key stakeholders to develop, implement and coordinate programming that is relevant, timely and supportive of effective philanthropy in the Pacific Northwest. This position is ideal for a self-starter and someone with strong relational skills who can think strategically and also execute logistical details.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work in partnership with The Learning Network team to support the design and implementation of new and existing programs that meet the learning, networking and professional development needs of a broad spectrum of professionals in philanthropy.
Develop and maintain strategic relationships with members and key stakeholder organizations (public sector, NGOs and other philanthropy serving organizations).
Coordinate programming logistics, speakers and presenters including training preparation, scheduling and logistical management.
Outreach to recruit speakers, trainers and other programming partners that can bring content or best practice expertise to programs.
Facilitate program related meetings, programs or trainings.
Collaborate with team members on developing program materials consistent with Philanthropy Northwest brand.
Manage logistics of venues, audio/visual, supplies and catering arrangements for programs.
Actively participate as a member of the Philanthropy Northwest staff to identify, create and leverage existing programs and new opportunities that inspire, inform and engage our members in variety of areas including but not limited to democracy, diversity-equity- inclusion, transparency and learning, and other areas where members seek to build capacity.
Participate in staff wide meetings, retreats, trainings and other learning and development activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated enthusiasm and knowledge of the philanthropic and/or the nonprofit sector and understanding of key areas including diversity-equity-inclusion, public policy and advocacy, managing change, collaboration, program evaluation & learning.
Minimum of 3-4 years of experience managing projects or programs in the nonprofit or philanthropic sector.
Experience with diversity-equity-inclusion programming or projects.
Exemplary oral, written and online communication skills.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to manage relationships with integrity and consistency , including a keen ability to work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally and geographically diverse people and communities.
Solid organizational and project management skills.
Comfort with event planning, including logistics, marketing and speaker curation and coordination for meetings.
Comfort with ambiguity, flexibility and adapting to shifting priorities and plans.
Ability to travel occasionally throughout the six-state region.
Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively.
Openness and desire to be coached and give/receive feedback.
Team player able to collaborate with others, communicate effectively and support team members.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The annual compensation for this full-time (40 hours/week) position includes a package of benefits consisting of medical, dental, pre-tax savings accounts for medical/transportation/childcare, fixed retirement contribution by employer (6% of salary), professional development, flexible schedule and promotion of work-life balance. Salary range is $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience.
How To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter indicating 1) why you would be a good fit, 2) your salary requirement, and 3) what value you would bring to Philanthropy Northwest, to HR@philanthropynw.org including YOUR NAME + “Program Manager, The Learning Network” in the subject line by May 12, 2017. This position will remain open until we find our ideal candidate.
Philanthropy Northwest is an equal opportunity employer. We value and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status and other characteristics.
ABOUT WELLSPRING ADVISORS
Established in 2001, Wellspring is a private philanthropic consulting firm that coordinates grantmaking programs that advance the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Wellspring’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:
- Social institutions and structures should promote the full realization of human rights and human potential, and should be accountable to these ends.
- The rights of all people are advanced when the rights of the most marginalized and vulnerable peoples are protected.
- Social justice movements should employ means that are consistent with their ideals and should give agency to the people whose interests they seek to advance.
- As responsible stewards, we must strive to maximize the impact of our charitable investments.
The firm’s services include working with donors to develop, implement, and administer giving programs that meet their philanthropic goals; conducting research and education tailored to the interests of our donors; managing programs, administering grants, and monitoring grantee performance; and working to promote the effectiveness of programs that receive donor funding.
Wellspring Advisors, LLC, hires, promotes and retains employees based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Firm’s service needs and business requirements. Wellspring welcomes individuals with diverse experience and backgrounds.
All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law (each a “protected characteristic”). This policy also bans discriminatory harassment. Qualified candidates for employment having records of arrest or criminal conviction will be considered.
Job Title: Program Officer
Department: Atrocities Prevention and Response Program
Reports to: Program Director
Location: Washington DC (DuPont Circle area)
Status: Full Time
FLSA Status (OT eligibility): Exempt
Wellspring Advisors, a private philanthropic consulting firm, seeks a Program Officer to join its Atrocities Prevention and Response (APR) Program, based in Washington, D.C.
The APR Program Officer works with the APR Program Director, Program Assistant, and other Wellspring staff on an international grantmaking program focused on ensuring that the international community effectively prevents and responds to large-scale, systematic violence against civilians—situations that include genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and other types of “mass atrocities.” The program includes thematic concentrations on atrocity prevention, international response mechanisms, and emergency prevention and response activities.
The work of the Program Officer will consist of staying abreast of relevant issues, trends, and policy developments; managing part of the program’s grants portfolio, to include monitoring and evaluating existing grants and soliciting and recommending new or continuing grants, building and maintaining relationships with other donors, and participating in funder collaboratives, among other things. Additional responsibilities include mentoring junior staff, participation in cross-programmatic and company-wide activities, and development and implementation of funding strategies and grantmaking best practices.
It is envisioned that the new Program Officer’s onboarding will include significant overlap with the Program Officer who currently manages the Prevention portfolio.
- Under the guidance of the Program Director, develop, refine, and implement grantmaking priorities and strategic approaches concentrated primarily on the Atrocity Prevention theme, including work on early warning and early response mechanisms, as well as “dangerous speech,” consistent with the program’s current multi-year work plan, proactively researching grantmaking opportunities and challenges.
- Monitor developments in the field to identify emerging needs, gaps, and opportunities.
- Work with Wellspring’s Chief Learning and Evaluation Officer and other staff to integrate measurement and evaluation as well as capacity‐building and technical assistance throughout the program, internally and among grantees.
- Partner with staff from other Wellspring program areas to share strategic thinking.
- Attend conferences and other events on field-specific issues.
- Undertake initial screening of potential grantees, manage grantee relationships, analyze and assess background information, conduct site visits, solicit and develop funding proposals, determine appropriate funding levels (in compliance with Wellspring guidelines), and prepare grant recommendations.
- Review progress reports, conduct evaluations of grantee programs, and monitor use of grant funds.
- Advise grantees, especially start-ups, on best practice approaches, tools, and information for organizational growth and development, managing leadership and staff transitions, multi-year strategic planning, and due diligence.
- Ensure adherence to internal grantmaking processes via appropriate documentation, grant budgeting, and reporting.
- Stay abreast of new developments and trends in the mass atrocities field and provide analyses to synthesize implications for the program.
- Create annual work plans, annual reports, and undertake other activities to educate donor clients on issues related to the APR Program.
- Exercise leadership through active engagement with peer funders, affinity groups, and civil society organizations working in fields relevant to the APR Program.
- Engage in creative use of convenings, co-funding, partnerships, pooled funds, and other tools together with other partners to promote a common grantmaking agenda and advance learning in the philanthropic and advocacy sectors, among others.
- Participate in the advancement of organization‐wide initiatives at Wellspring, including internal committees or task forces.
- Initiate and lead institutional discussions as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum of 7 years’ experience with a social justice organization or in philanthropy working on international development or international human rights issues.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree in conflict studies or another relevant field preferred.
- Familiarity with the NGOs, researchers, and funders working in this issue area.
- Familiarity with trends in public, private, and philanthropic investment in mass atrocity prevention and response.
- Experience working as an impartial player in coalitions across a range of progressive movements and with a diverse set of actors, developing and implementing strategic plans or initiatives that engage diverse perspectives and stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain close, neutral, collegial, and effective working relationships with colleagues and grantees of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
- Excellent judgment and ability to synthesize information.
- Strong research, analytical, problem-solving, and writing skills.
- Ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
- Desire to work as part of a small team in a highly collaborative environment.
- Ability to plan and manage multiple priorities on different timelines.
- Close attention to follow-up and detail, and ability to manage time effectively.
- Ability to handle confidential donor-client information with complete discretion.
- An understanding of the power differential in the funder–grantee relationship and ability to handle relationships with humility and respect.
- Ability to travel for protracted periods.
- Capacity to approach the work with a sense of hope and humor.
- Experience living and working overseas or traveling to conflict zones.
- Experience working on conflict and atrocity prevention, including scoping and identifying opportunities for practical upstream interventions to mitigate the potential for mass atrocities.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary range: $100,000–$120,000, based on experience. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of the health insurance premium for employees (and 80% of the premium for spouses, domestic partners, and qualified family members). Wellspring also offers other benefits including life insurance, long‐term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), and support for continuing education; Wellspring is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.
How To Apply
For employment consideration, please submit an application to email@example.com. Subject Line: “[Your name]—APR PO.” All applications must include:
- a résumé;
- a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity (i.e., job portal, referral, etc.), and your salary requirement (you must specify an actual amount and range); and
- one writing sample (no less than 3 and no more than 5 pages, attached in PDF format).
No phone calls please.
NOTE: At this time our preference is that applicants have authorization to work in the United States. If you need sponsorship, please let us know in your cover letter.
The application deadline is April 21st, 2017.