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Founded in 1972, the Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) engages the community to address its needs by connecting charitable resources to a wide variety of important issues facing Baltimore. As the community foundation for the region, BCF enjoys the support of donors, other foundations and corporate partners and uses a variety of tools – grants, working with donors through their advised funds, programmatic initiatives and advocacy – to achieve maximum impact on critical issues in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Community Foundation seeks a new President and CEO to provide dynamic and forward-thinking leadership to promote the fulfillment of BCF’s vision and mission, clearly articulating the role of BCF as a change agent in Baltimore. The new President and CEO will have a broad-based mix of experiences to promote philanthropy throughout the region, attract gifts to grow the size and impact of the Foundation, lead grantmaking and evaluation, and continue to advance the Foundation’s role in community leadership and advocacy on Baltimore’s behalf. From the grassroots to the treetops, all Baltimoreans are constituents of BCF, and the President and CEO will position the organization to listen to and lift the voices of a broad cross-section of residents, engaging them in developing solutions for the City and region.
How To Apply
The Baltimore Community Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://the360group.us/BCF_CEO_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Thursday, October 19th, 2017.
The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, is one of the largest community foundations in the nation, with net assets of about $1 billion. In 2015, the Foundation and its donors paid $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and received gifts of $123 million. In celebration of its Centennial in 2015, the Boston Foundation launched the Campaign for Boston to strengthen the Permanent Fund for Boston, the only endowment fund focused on the most pressing needs of Greater Boston. The Foundation is proud to be a partner in philanthropy, with more than 1,000 separate charitable funds established by donors either for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. The Boston Foundation also serves as a major civic leader, think tank and advocacy organization, commissioning research into the most critical issues of our time and helping to shape public policy designed to advance opportunity for everyone in Greater Boston. The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), an operating unit of the Foundation, designs and implements customized philanthropic strategies for families, foundations, and corporations around the globe. For more information about the Boston Foundation and TPI, visit tbf.org or call 617-338-1700.
Title: Donor Services Officer
Department: Philanthropy Group
Reports To: Senior Director of Donor Relations
FLSA Classification: Exempt FTE: 1
Position Summary: Responsible for relationship building, cultivation, and fundraising of donors. Cultivate donors for replenishment of funds, co-investments, legacy planning, and gifts to the Civic Leadership Fund. Develop and manage donor programs, undertake donor-initiated special projects, and other fund management responsibilities as assigned.
- Initiate and cultivate relationships with new and existing preferred donors with the goal of repeat gifts, deeper engagement in the work of the Foundation, and legacy planning through the planned giving program;
- Manage relationships with 100-125 Preferred Donor Advised Fund holders;
- Cultivate and steward preferred donors through relationship building for repeat giving and engagement in the work of the Foundation, with emphasis on the Permanent Fund for Boston, Civic Leadership Fund and other initiative fund raising;
- Work on planned and legacy giving/succession planning for assigned funds, in conjunction with the Director of Estate and Gift Planning;
- Develop and manage donor education and engagement activities and participate in the development and coordination of events;
- In coordination with the Senior Director of Donor Partnerships, work closely with the Program department to keep apprised of grant making strategies and to identify funding needs for co-investment opportunities to present to donors;
- Work with the investment, finance and/or fund administration teams to resolve and/or develop creative solutions to fund and grant issues and donor requests;
- Oversee scope, timeline and implementation of preferred donor initiated projects;
- Manage special funds and supporting organizations, including competitive grantmaking programs, and other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Donor Relations or Vice President of Development and Donor Services.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned
Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
- Bachelor degree or equivalent, Master’s degree preferred;
- Three to five years related work experience;
Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
- High level of customer service orientation;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong collaboration and influencing skills;
- Excellent analytical skills and comfort with financial content;
- Ability to understand and communicate finance, accounting and investment strategies to a wide range of audiences, including donors and professional advisors;
- Participative and proactive work style, team player, ability to give and receive feedback;
- Flexible and responsive to development opportunities as they arise;
- Mature interpersonal style and sense of humor, able to interact calmly with a diverse range of people;
- Demonstrated experience with database management and computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office products;
- Ability to work under the pressure of tight deadlines;
- Ability to make decisions about how to manage multiple tasks and organize own workload.
Preferred Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
- Demonstrated ability to master grantmaking program content;
- Demonstrated ability to advise and counsel individuals and families on their philanthropy decisions making and planning.
How To Apply
All applications should be submitted online. Go to http://www.tbf.org/about/careers-at-tbf and select Donor Services Officer to complete our online application process. Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.
At The Nature Conservancy, we are working to save the world! In all 50 states, and in 72 nations, we work with a full range of partners to develop innovative solutions that assure people and nature both thrive. Our global success can be measured by a membership of approximately 1 million, protection of over 100 million acres in 72 countries and all 50 states, and over $2.3 billion raised to-date in the largest global conservation campaign in history.
With a 61-year history and an energized, cutting-edge leadership presence in the region, the Maine Chapter is a hub of innovation, using science and collaboration to drive conservation success that is relevant around the nation and the world. Maine is one of the last places in the Northeast where fish migrations still occur on a grand scale, despite being severely disrupted for nearly 200 years by dams and other barriers. Together, we are reversing the trend and bringing nature back to life. Building on successes in the Penobscot River Restoration Project—which removed two mainstem dams and bypassed a third—we are removing many more barriers to fish and wildlife passage in rivers and streams throughout the state. By 2025, we plan to protect and restore fish access to 1,500 more miles of river and thousands of acres of lake habitat, supporting the return of tens of millions of fish to Maine.
Meanwhile, decades of overfishing, habitat loss, and coastal development have taken their toll on the Gulf of Maine. More recently, impacts from sea level rise and ocean acidification are intensifying—the Gulf is now warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans. In response to the ecological challenges facing the Gulf of Maine and their impact on the economic viability of Maine’s working waterfronts, The Nature Conservancy is protecting and restoring critical coastal habitats, helping coastal communities adapt to our rapidly changing ocean, and partnering directly with fishermen on a globally-recognized sustainable fisheries initiative with a goal of transforming the way fishing happens in Maine and New England.
Maine’s forests are the heart of one of the largest, most connected temperate deciduous forests remaining in the world. Our scientific analyses have also shown that the forests of Maine will be particularly important in a changing climate, providing an essential refuge for migrating species. Our state has a long and storied tradition of Mainers making their living in the woods: in lumber, recreation, and preservation. These trees already store vast amounts of carbon, and help keep more in the form of long-term, durable building materials and products. It’s imperative that we reinvent how we look at Maine’s forest economy. In addition to acquiring and stewarding forest lands, today we are also focused on reaching out to communities and building forums for important discussions to take place. We aim to help guide the forest products economy in ways that encourage sustainable forest management, yield climate-friendly results and also support our local Maine communities— ultimately, with the purpose of keeping our forests as forests.
In Maine, we depend on nature for our economic well-being and our cultural nourishment. The natural world has shaped our communities and now we look to nature to solve the complex challenges of today’s world. We can only achieve our ambitious goals by valuing and advancing diversity and inclusion—in our work and in our workplace. For conservation to succeed, we must engage local communities, listen to all voices, value new ways of thinking and getting work done, and acknowledge that we can’t succeed on our own. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion drives us to engage deeply, facilitate partnership and support broad leadership.
The Maine Chapter seeks a Director of Development (DOD), a skilled and dynamic professional fundraiser at the top of their career who is an excellent manager of people and compelling leader who will inspire the program to realize its full market potential. The DOD will build on the Maine Chapter’s significant contributions to the Conservancy’s domestic and global priorities. To that end, the DOD must be motivated to learn and able to work in collaboration with conservation experts, philanthropy staff organization-wide, donors, and volunteers across a dispersed and complex organization to integrate philanthropy with sophisticated conservation and policy initiatives. They will serve as a valued member of the Chapter’s senior management team, partnering with them to build a culture of philanthropy within the office and bringing the voice of the Conservancy’s donors into Chapter planning and decision-making.
Our ideal candidate will have proven success in relational philanthropy, sincere interest and pleasure in developing fundraising talent in professional staff and volunteers, and will lead by example as an active fundraiser with personal responsibility for managing donor relationships aimed at securing seven and eight-figure gifts. The DOD must have demonstrated strategic thinking, planning and problem-solving skills, including experience drafting and implementing complex fundraising plans, and planning and managing capital campaigns. They must have the ability to develop sound donor strategies and well thought-out moves that are coordinated with other programs, principal gift and other philanthropy staff to ensure donors are being solicited for organizational priorities and the largest possible gifts. To effectively address the urgency of the Conservancy’s mission and support its work in Maine and across the globe, the DOD must be able to meet ambitious philanthropy goals, leading a team of 7 development staff, directly supervising 3 staff and managing a department budget of $980,000. They will have a successful history of motivating, coaching, and encouraging growth and strategic creativity in their team. Knowledge of Maine’s philanthropic community and networks of social and professional relationships within it would enhance a candidate’s potential for success.
In order to address the urgency of the Conservancy’s mission and support its work in Maine, the region, and globally, the ideal candidate will have the following:
- Eight or more years of experience in major gift fundraising including experience working at a senior level
- Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations
- A successful track record of cultivating and closing 7- and 8-figure gifts
- Experience recruiting, training and engaging board members and other volunteer leaders and ensuring that they are well prepared to engage in effective fundraising efforts
- Demonstrated leadership skills, with an approach that inspires and motivates donors and staff
- Proven management skills, with a talent for developing and motivating staff
- Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives
- Demonstrated ability to inspire through presentations, conversations, and written communications.
- Collaborative work style and excellent communication skills for effective team work across the chapter and larger organization; a team player and team builder
- A demonstrated interest in conservation and the ability to understand, embrace and communicate The Nature Conservancy’s mission and work
- Experience working within a large, complex, and decentralized global organization
- Familiarity with major donors and contacts with a commitment to Maine
- Multi-cultural; cross cultural experience or background an asset
How To Apply
Visit www.nature.org/careers and apply online with cover letter and resume to job #45686 or apply directly by following the link below:
All resumes and required cover letters must be submitted through The Nature Conservancy’s online application system. The application deadline is September 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT. If you experience technical problems with the site or application process, please contact email@example.com and include the job opening ID.
Salary Range: $97,000 – $125,000
The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation 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.
PACE Center for Girls, Inc. (PACE), a 501c3 nonprofit nationally recognized as one of the most effective programs in the country for ensuring girls are successful in their schools, homes, and communities and for keeping girls from entering the juvenile justice system, is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Chief Advancement Officer (CAO). With a $38M budget spanning 20 centers and multiple outreach programs across Florida and preparing for national expansion, PACE was highlighted in 2015 by the White House Council on Women and Girls as a leading solution for dramatically reducing both incarceration and recidivism. The gender-responsive program model is proven to change life trajectories, demonstrating that when girls are a priority in communities, they will change the world.
Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Advancement Officer will lead the development and execution of a new resource development strategy, build and retain a highly skilled advancement and communications team, and contribute to the broader strategic direction of the organization. S/he will join a dynamic and successful leadership team and serve as a collaborative partner to the CEO, Board of Trustees, and Center Executive Directors and local board members in driving new growth and resources locally, regionally, and nationally. The CAO will serve as a key external representative to diverse partners, articulating PACE’s mission, vision, values, and objectives and building the brand and recognition of the organization among new audiences while stewarding existing relationships.
Founded in 1985, PACE began as a community response to the realization that trauma was resulting in an increasing rate of arrest of girls, and that girls involved with the justice system were either being placed in programs designed for boys or driven into the system under the auspices of their own protection. PACE created a new alternative to institutionalization or incarceration for girls and now, over thirty years later, is recognized as a national model for keeping girls out of the juvenile justice system and improving school success, employment, and self-sufficiency. To do this, PACE employs a research-based, gender-responsive program model that positively transforms girls’ lives by supporting their social-emotional and academic development. In 2016, PACE was recognized for this work as an inaugural recipient of the Accelerating Change Award from the Center for the Study of Social Policy and as a presenter at the inaugural United State of Women Summit hosted by the White House and in 2017 was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. Building on this success, PACE has recently undertaken a new five-year strategic plan aimed at doubling impact in five years and scaling nationally. The CAO will be a driver of the program’s national expansion at a time when the organization is poised for growth and expanded impact.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned and visionary strategic leader with a proven record of success in driving resources to organizations, leading highly effective and complex distributed teams, and setting broader organizational strategy as part of a collaborative leadership team. S/he will naturally thrive in entrepreneurial environments, demonstrate exceptional ability to manage and deploy teams across distance and functions, and have extensive experience successfully cultivating relationships across philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate sectors that result in growth and value. S/he will have a strong personal commitment to empowering and serving girls and the adaptability to evolve along with the organization as it plans for a new era of expansion and impact.
This search is being conducted with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet and Callie Carroll of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Please find application instructions at the end of this document.
For a detailed position description, please visit www.nonprofitprofessionals.com/jobs/pace-cao.
For more information on PACE, visit www.pacecenter.org.
How To Apply
This search is being conducted with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet and Callie Carroll of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to: PACE-CAO@nonprofitprofessionals.com. PACE Center for Girls, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is a bold and innovative collaborative effort to close the achievement gap in a geographic “Zone” of North Minneapolis. The purpose of our work is to end multigenerational poverty in our community, using education as a lever. We use a data-driven, evidence-based, achievement-focused model in which both children and their families move through a “cradle-to-career” ecosystem that provides comprehensive support. NAZ is a leading initiative in the national Promise Neighborhoods and cradle to college/career movement. As NAZ learns what works with families in North Minneapolis to address complex issues related to urban poverty, strategies are being set up for replication and informing the regional, state, and national field.
The Human Resource Director is responsible for supporting a collaborative and results-oriented culture to meet human resource targets. This includes developing, implementing and managing HR policies, programs and practices that align with NAZs mission and values, and supporting the intentional development of a results-based culture within a collaborative. The HR Director is specifically responsible for leading NAZ efforts in talent management and staffing including talent acquisition, performance management, coaching and performance improvement; compensation and benefits; learning and organizational development.
Strategic HR Leadership
§ Foster an organizational climate that enhances goal achievement and ensures capacity for growth and development
§ Manage HR planning to align with NAZs mission and succeed in a collaborative effort
§ Develop practices to support a co-located staff experience (staff located at partner locations)
§ Develop programs that support staff health and wellness
§ Support and facilitate leadership development and change management initiatives
§ Lead efforts to recruit and hire qualified applicants and reflect the zone demographics in the NAZ staff composition.
§ Develop and manage efforts to onboard and retain staff
§ Develop and manage system to set performance expectations, appraise performance and support performance improvement and corrective action as needed
§ Create and maintain a culture of learning and continuous improvement
Compensation and Benefits
§ Design and administer job classification system
§ Conduct annual compensation review and recommend annual compensation plan including salary grades and salary adjustment criteria
§ Administer NAZ-sponsored benefits and oversee Payroll administration
How To Apply
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation supports leadership, innovation, and collaboration for a better New Jersey. For more than 40 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has nurtured leaders, ideas and institutions that foster sustainable, creative and engaged communities. We fund Arts, Education, Environment, Informed Communities, and Poetry initiatives that are innovative and promote collaboration and community-driven decision making.
For more information, please visit http://www.grdodge.org/about-us/job-opportunities/
- Support all phases of the grants process, including processing proposals, assisting due-diligence review, preparing reports for internal review, managing grant-related correspondence, and facilitating bank transfers and tracking of grant payments;
- Manage and maintain digital and paper records and a grants database to ensure integrity of the due-diligence process;
- Review and respond to inquiries regarding programs and grant opportunities from a wide range of nonprofit organizations and stakeholders;
- Monitor program-area budgets and assist with financial management and accounting functions, including grant payments and fund transfers;
- Work with IT Manager to research and evaluate new grant database systems and make recommendations for database coding, work flow, and reporting efforts. The Grants Manager will play a formative role in shaping and influencing our use of the system.
- Provide data analysis to inform and support decision making and planning efforts. Extract and interpret data files to answer analytical questions and present data in user-friendly manner.
- Participate in peer networking opportunities for continued growth in grants administration and the philanthropic field.
- A college degree with 5+ years of relevant work experience;
- Experience with database and data management; preference given to candidates proficient in accounting and grant-tracking software, specifically Microedge Gifts Alta and Great Plains Dynamics;
- Excellent written and oral communications skills; ability to gather, synthesize and summarize information and data;
- Knowledge of and experience working with the non-profit sector;
- Administrative, financial, and customer service and or/program support experience.
The ideal candidate is someone who is:
- Able to work collaboratively with a team of colleagues and manage multiple projects and initiatives;
- Self-directed and flexible with the ability to think ahead and anticipate program needs and manage priorities;
- Detail-oriented with strong organizational, financial and analytical skills;
- Curious about the Foundation’s major areas of interest: Arts, Education, Environment, Informed Communities, and Poetry;
- Able to appreciate and contribute to a work environment that values integrity, adaptability, reliability, a commitment to learning, patience and a sense of humor.
The Dodge Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to achieving our goals and advancing our vision for New Jersey.
Salary Range: $75,000 – $85,000 commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits
How To Apply
Send an e-mail by Sept. 11, 2017 to Christopher J. Daggett, President and CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org and attach your resumé and a cover letter outlining your interest.
TCC Group is a mission-driven strategy consulting firm committed to helping diverse social actors strengthen and scale their work. We are committed to addressing complex social problems by heightening our clients’ understanding of their collaborative role in society. A Certified B Corporation founded in 1980, we partner with foundations, nonprofits, and corporate responsibility programs of all shapes and sizes. We provide an array of services that span strategic planning and program development, foundation and grants management, landscape research and organizational assessment, evaluation and organizational learning, and capacity building.
TCC Group’s staff of 30 professionals are incisive strategists, critical thinkers, and facilitative leaders.
We typically work in teams of consultants that are assembled to reflect our client’s consulting needs and our staff’s areas of expertise. Our consultants bring years of practical experience and leadership with foundations and nonprofit organizations; most typically have at least a Master’s degree as well. We work with organizations of various lifecycle stages, across a broad range of issues, including youth and education, civic capacity, policy and advocacy, environment, health and human services, arts and culture, immigration reform, criminal justice, gender, and human rights. As strategy consultants, our fundamental role is to guide clients in doing more impactful work by helping them make informed decisions and manage their work effectively and efficiently in order to support lasting change. Our work typically engages our foundation clients as active participants and collaborators.
TCC is currently seeking an exceptional and versatile full-time Senior Consultant to join the firm’s Philanthropy Team. We work with a broad range of philanthropic entities, including private, family, and community foundations, helping them address fundamental questions about their mission, vision, impact, programs and operations. We support funders in developing and strengthening a broad diversity of strategies to advance their agenda and to achieve a more just and equitable world.
The Senior Consultant will lead, manage, and/or advise projects in strategic planning, grantmaking strategy development, foundation learning and capacity building, funder collaboration, and family foundation management. Beyond direct client work, the Senior Consultant will contribute to TCC Group’s thought leadership and sector service through means such as producing published articles, presenting at conferences and webinars, and serving on philanthropy sector leadership bodies. The Senior Consultant will also partner with the Director of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships in identifying new client prospects and in cultivating, supporting, and sustaining foundation client relationships.
Deep knowledge of the philanthropic sector is a must; prior experience as a grantmaker (in an independent, family, community, or public foundation context) is strongly desired. We are looking for someone with exceptional research and communication skills (both written and verbal); demonstrated capacity to analyze complex organizational and social problems and to present research information clearly and crisply; expertise in group facilitation, including a track record of enabling executive-level decision-making; and a history of success in stewarding productive client relationships and managing in-house staff. The successful candidate will possess a very high degree of social and emotional intelligence, a sense of humor, and a commitment to respectful collaboration. This individual will be self-directed, work well in team settings with diverse staff and institutional partners, and (very importantly) be able to produce and deliver very high quality products while juggling multiple client engagements simultaneously. The position requires someone who is stimulated by working within a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
Under the supervision of the Director of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships, this position includes the following responsibilities:
Strategy and Governance Advising
•Assessing organizational and/or portfolio strengths and challenges
•Conducting landscape analyses in funded areas, or areas of future interest, to identify strategic opportunities, challenges, and prospects for building multi-party partnerships and funder alignment
•Developing effective grantmaking approaches and complementary resource investments
•Assessing the institutional capacity of foundation clients and guiding their approach to improve and strengthen institutional systems and governance
•Designing and executing a research agenda to inform strategy planning
•Collecting and analyzing data through strategies including interviews, focus groups, surveys, secondary data, and review of client organizational materials, published research studies, and other qualitative and quantitative sources
•Leading and actively participating in team meetings to discuss and develop findings and recommendations
•Developing written reports and presentations summarizing analysis and recommendations
Facilitation and Presentation
•Planning and facilitating meetings and retreats with boards, leadership staff, and other key stakeholders
•Fostering learning, shared consensus, and collective decision-making on strategic and operational issues
•Overseeing and/or preparing written materials and presentations for clients
•Individually and in teams, authoring articles, blogs, e-letters, and other written materials reflecting practical wisdom gleaned from philanthropic sector engagements
•Presenting at philanthropy sector conferences, webinars, and other peer forums
•Developing and implementing marketing strategies to attract new mission-driven work to TCC
•Identifying prospective foundation clients and networking with funders in various sector settings
•Overseeing and/or preparing approach and materials for meetings with prospective clients
•Drafting proposals, including proposed budgets and workplans
•Support in overseeing, managing, and/or building TCC Group’s foundation management practice, including:
– identifying prospective family foundation clients
– conducting due diligence on grantees of foundation management clients
-researching and/or advising on portfolio growth and grantee diversification
– stewarding grantee relationships
– overseeing and/or strengthening foundation management routine processes and systems
•Building and sustaining productive client relations, including email and telephone communication, and in-person meetings
•Advanced degree (MA or PhD) in a relevant field.
•A minimum of eight years of relevant work experience in the philanthropic sector, consulting experience
•Experience working in diverse communities and across social, economic and cultural differences
•Record of publication in peer review journals, blogs, e-letters, or other media outlets
•Previous consulting experience
•Social and emotional intelligence: ability to work well in diverse teams; make quick and productive connection with diverse organizational clients; “read the temperature” of a room through skilled facilitation, enabling consensus; and remain calm, productive, and upbeat in a high pressured, fast paced, constantly changing environment. Commitment to personal and professional growth; intellectual curiosity, creativity, and desire professional challenge
•Communication and presentation skills (verbal and written): ability to present complex concepts, findings and recommendations in succinct, salient and readable prose (memos, reports, published articles, etc.); and be able to articulately communicate information of a complex and/or sensitive nature in person and through various media.
•Analytical skills: ability to tackle large and complex problems in topical areas of interest by parsing out issues, weighing pros and cons, identifying common themes and patterns, and developing recommendations for consideration.
•Interpersonal relational skills: ability to interpret and work productively within diverse organizational cultures, enabling strong rapport and productive consensus among boards and leadership staff.
•Management skills: ability to seamlessly juggle multiple projects simultaneously, providing different roles and services, addressing different topical areas, supervising and/or contributing to team work, managing work flow, and ensuring that high quality materials are delivered on time
•Temperament: Congenial, collaborative, respectful, self-reflective, high degree of integrity, strong work ethic, sense of humor.
How To Apply
Salary: Commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package.
To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages – can be excerpted) for the “Senior Consultant, Philanthropy” position at https://jobs-tccgrp.icims.com/.
No telephone calls, please.
TCC Group is an equal opportunity employer. Each position at the firm is filled by the best qualified applicant available. The firm does not discriminate against employees or applicants on any legally protected basis, including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status, age, or disability which does not interfere with an individual’s ability to perform the essential functions of his or her job position with or without reasonable accommodation.
The Surdna Foundation, a New York City-based family foundation, seeks a Program Officer for its Strong Local Economies Program. Created by John E. Andrus in 1917, the Surdna Foundation has assets exceeding $1 billion and an annual grantmaking budget of more than $32 million. The Foundation has a staff of 25, based in its Midtown Manhattan offices. Governed by a Board of Directors that includes fourth and fifth generation family members, the longstanding values of the Andrus family – practicality, modesty, excellence, and an appreciation for serving those in need – underlie all of the Surdna Foundation’s work.
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States;communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy and sustainable environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.
The Surdna Foundation has three grantmaking areas: Strong Local Economies, Sustainable Environments, and Thriving Cultures. The Foundation provides grant support for efforts at the national, state, regional, and local levels throughout the United States. Surdna invests in the exchange of ideas across networks of people, institutions, and places with the intent of seeding innovative projects, programs, and policies and bringing them to scale across the country. The Foundation seeks grantmaking opportunities that include balanced efforts to: demonstrate the effectiveness of specific, targeted projects, practices, and models; advocate for and implement federal, state, and local public policies; and empower, mobilize, and develop leadership in communities and agencies to encourage civic participation. Surdna recognizes its programmatic interests as interrelated and is committed to working cross-programmatically. At the same time, program staff have considerable autonomy and are expected to balance responsibilities to the Foundation, to their program, and to each other.
The Strong Local Economies Program
The Strong Local Economies Program aims to create robust and sustainable economies that include a diversity of vibrant businesses and sectors, improved access to quality jobs for low to moderate income individuals, people of color, women, and immigrants (the Program’s priority populations), economic development practices that produce equitable outcomes and ultimately, opportunities for economic stability and upward mobility. Surdna works to ensure that people of color and members of lower income communities are a part of the decision-making process and have the ability to participate in the renewed economic promise of their regions and cities. The Strong Local Economies Program has an annual budget of $9.2 million and we anticipate making between 30-45 project specific and general operating support grants each year. Our resources also support research, communications, leadership development and capacity building efforts across the portfolio. In addition, we manage a $10 million Program Related Investment fund primarily focused on addressing access to capital (debt and equity) challenges for minority owned businesses.
The Program Officer is a part of a three-person team that includes a Program Director and a Senior Program Associate. The Program Officer is expected to work closely with the team on all aspects of the program, including day-to-day operations, broader program strategy development, and work with members of our Board committee to advance their understanding and engagement with the program.
Program Officers contribute to the development and execution of the program’s strategy and participate actively in grantmaking by identifying, cultivating, and recommending new partnerships for funding consideration. Surdna expects Program Officers to have expertise and knowledge in one or more of the substantive elements of the grantmaking strategy. Program Officers are also expected to leverage Foundation resources to establish collaboration amongst funders, raise awareness about important grantee initiatives or projects and develop innovative approaches to addressing systems change. A successful candidate will demonstrate an eagerness to engage in an ongoing assessment of the Strong Local Economies Program’s priorities under the leadership of the Program Director, and to work across issue areas with the Foundation’s Sustainable Environments and Thriving Cultures program teams.
First Year’s Priorities
During the first year of employment, the Program Officer for Strong Local Economies will be expected to:• Thoroughly immerse herself/himself in the Surdna Foundation – its mission, philosophy, programs, staff, grantees, structure and operations, constituencies, organizational culture, and values.
Become knowledgeable about the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies, grant guidelines and theories of change.
Contribute and apply field expertise to an ongoing analysis of the Strong Local Economies Program’s lines of work.
Develop the ability to communicate the program’s strategy at a very high level and in an effective fashion.
Develop and leverage relationships with key internal and external colleagues in order to bring forth the best ideas and efforts to inform the work of the Strong Local Economies Program.
The Program Officer for Strong Local Economies will be expected to:
- Maintain a breadth of knowledge, including research about current trends, emerging issues, policy interventions, and innovations in the program’s areas of focus.
- Monitor and track ongoing grants and initiatives, including evaluating and reporting to staff, Board, and external colleagues on program and/or grant performance.
- Work closely with other programs at the Foundation and facilitate cross-program collaboration.
Recommend grants for funding by soliciting internal feedback on organizations and projects and providing critical analyses of projects strengths, weaknesses, and risks.
- Review, assess, and proactively cultivate grantmaking opportunities and assist grantees in improving proposal submissions.
- Conduct site visits of pending and active projects.
Develop relationships with public and private sector stakeholders to meet program and mission objectives.
- Help to plan and implement learning opportunities for grantees, staff, and Board.
- Regularly share lessons learned from the field with colleagues and Board members.
- Work with and manage external consultants.
- Assist in external communications: develop web site content, newsletters, public presentations, and articles as appropriate.
- Develop partnerships with other institutions to extend the impact of the Foundation’s grantmaking.
- Track and contribute to the development of best practices among funder.
- Participate in external working groups and funders’ collaboratives as a thought partner.
Ideal Experience and Qualities
The Program Officer for Strong Local Economies should have the following experience and qualifications:
- Strong record of achievement and relevant experience in the nonprofit, public, or private sector.
- A minimum of 8 years in the field and interdisciplinary experiences are preferred.
- Advanced degree in a related field is preferred.
- Substantive knowledge of the field and issues including, but not limited to: finance, economics, economic development, urban planning, business development, job quality issues, and public policy/administration.
- An outstanding relationship builder with the interpersonal skill necessary to gain the trust and confidence of the Foundation’s staff, grantees, and Board.
- A strong track record as a strategic and systems-oriented thinker.
- A demonstrated grasp of core principles of social justice, and; sustainability and equity, with a proven track record in these arenas.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with the presence and credibility to develop and sustain a broad range of relationships; and highly developed listening skills.
- Experience with social media and new communications technology is desirable.
- Willingness to work across programs to develop complementary strategies, grantmaking and priorities and learning opportunities.
- A track record as an energetic, flexible, self-starting team player. A direct, honest, and respectful approach to problem solving, with the ability to foster collaboration and contribute to a strong sense of community among staff and Board.
- Ability to thrive when working under deadlines; strong project, time, and budget management skills; and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing attention to detail.
- Familiarity with a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a willingness to share in both big picture & thinking and administrative tasks.
- Experience working with diverse communities across race, class, ethnic, political and geographic boundaries.
- Willingness and ability to travel.
Compensation & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience
Excellent comprehensive employee benefits package
To learn more about the Surdna Foundation, please visit: www.surdna.org
NO phone calls, please.
Surdna is an equal opportunity employer.
How To Apply
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume through our careers website:- http://surdna.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=612645&
TCC Group is a social impact consulting firm committed to helping diverse social actors strengthen and scale their work. We are committed to addressing complex social problems by heightening our clients’ understanding of their collaborative role in society. A Certified B Corporation founded in 1980, we provide an array of services to nonprofits, foundations and corporate citizenship programs that include strategic planning and program development, foundation and grants management, landscape research and organizational assessment, evaluation and organizational learning, and capacity building.
The Grants Support Specialist is a full-time employee who will support the Corporate Service team with project support and grants management. Strong writing, organizational, and detail orientation skills are a must. The Grants Support Specialist will support our consulting teams and clients by providing project management and coordination services to project leads. We are looking for someone who is self-directed but also works well in team settings, proactive, and who can juggle work on multiple projects simultaneously.
A significant amount of the Grants Support Specialist’s time will be dedicated to a range of healthcare programs that TCC manages for a pharmaceutical client. Interest and experience in healthcare issues is a plus.
Participating in client engagements under the supervision of the project manager, the Grants Support Specialist’s primary client is their TCC consulting team. Duties may include but are not limited to:
•Providing day-to-day project management support, including note-taking and providing meeting summaries, assisting with coordination of work of project teams across multiple offices and managing task and project budgets.
•Timeline and calendar development and monitoring.
•Stakeholder list management.
•Reviewing grant proposals, including conducting basic financial analysis of organizational and programmatic budgets, summarizing proposal highlights and identifying points of ineligibility and/or concern.
•Reviewing, tracking, assessing, and/or sorting of documents relevant to grant making including applications, progress reports, and/or evaluation reports.
•Supporting facilitation of Grant Committee meetings and decision making, as well as Grant Committee Members.
•Cross program monitoring and grant portfolio building.
•Report monitoring and administration.
•Managing timely and complete responses from grantees and/or related partners.
•Providing technical assistance to grantees through a virtual help desk.
•Monitoring online grantee portal.
•Supporting client auditing.
•Ongoing email and phone communication with applicants, grantees, clients, and senior team management.
•Assisting with preparation of work plans, action plans, correspondence, application and reporting materials, and PowerPoint presentations by formatting, proofreading, and copy-editing.
How To Apply
•Undergraduate degree essential
•At least two years of professional experience required
•Experience in grants management or grantmaking strongly preferred
•Experience or strong interest in HIV and public health is a benefit
Skills and Attributes
•Strong writing and speaking skills
•Must be responsive, accountable, and detail oriented with a problem-solving orientation
•Proactive and self-starter attitude – ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is a benefit
•Strong team member
•Demonstrated track record in managing tasks and/or small projects
•Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work on multiple teams and take direction from multiple project managers, in multiple geographic locations
•Intermediate to advanced skills in using Microsoft Professional Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Internet search engines and databases
•Knowledge of grantmaking systems preferred – experience with Fluxx is a benefit
Commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package.
Please submit a resume and a cover letter for the “Grants Support Specialist” position at https://jobs-tccgrp.icims.com/
No telephone calls, please.
TCC Group is an equal opportunity employer. Each position at the firm is filled by the best-qualified applicant available. The firm does not discriminate against employees or applicants on any legally protected basis, including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status, age, or disability which does not interfere with an individual’s ability to perform the essential functions of his or her job position with or without reasonable accommodation. The firm will provide equal opportunities in hiring, promotions, wages, benefits and other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to encourage promotion from among present employees, subject to the application of the best-qualified employee.
The Surdna Foundation, a New York City-based family foundation, seeks a Program Associate for its Sustainable Environments Program. Founded by John E. Andrus in 1917, the Surdna Foundation has endowment assets of over $900 million and an overall annual grantmaking/operations budget of $45 million. Surdna works across three grantmaking areas: Sustainable Environments, Strong Local Economies, and Thriving Cultures. Across its programs, the Foundation aims to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States and to advance national action on sustainability. The work environment at Surdna is team-oriented, collegial, and one in which diversity and inclusion are valued.
Overview and Responsibilities:
The Sustainable Environments Program Associate plays a key role in managing the day-to-day grantmaking activities of a four-person team composed of the Program Director, two Program Officers, and the Program Associate. The position combines program and administrative responsibilities with active engagement in the Sustainable Environments grantmaking and “Program Related Investment” strategy and portfolio development. Additionally, the incoming Program Associate will contribute to program strategy driven by a commitment to racial equity and social justice.
In terms of substantive program pursuits, the Program Associate will have the opportunity to learn and work across the Sustainable Environment’s lines of work. These opportunities and responsibilities (depending on experience) will range from direct grantmaking to
field building activities.
On the administrative side, the Program Associate’s general functions include the following activities: actively tracking and managing grant proposals, reports and related materials through Surdna’s grants management database system; assembling and proofing grant dockets; supporting the management of the program budget; providing technical support and counseling to grantees related to submission processes; managing contractors and consultants; scheduling and managing meetings, calls and travel for Sustainable Environments Program staff; and supporting communication activities that range from story generation to content editing.
In addition, the Program Associate helps to ensure strong connections with Surdna’s other programs (Strong Local Economies and Thriving Cultures), foundation-wide initiatives, and outside partners. Related tasks include: supporting the Program Director and Program Officers in preparing for cross-program meetings, internal foundation meetings, board meetings, etc.; tracking joint grantmaking between and among program areas; and, coordinating activities and initiatives related to funder affinity groups, program-led convenings, etc.The Sustainable Environments Program Associate is also part of a cohort at Surdna whose members provide support on foundation-wide projects and occasionally have the opportunity to take the lead on grantmaking projects. Overall this position offers exceptional access to the environmental and social justice communities and to the philanthropy field as a whole. The position also provides occasional opportunities for travel.
The ideal candidate is a systems thinker with a commitment to social justice and equity. While there is no requirement to commit to
any one line of our sustainable environmental work, the most fitting candidate will have a demonstrated interest in holding social justice values at the center of an analysis on environmental and economic justice and public investment into communities most affected by inequitable systems. The ideal candidate is able to manage several tasks simultaneously, and has the ability to gather information, draw conclusions, and make recommendations regarding complex problems and issues. The candidate should also possess a high level of initiative and be comfortable working independently, as well as with peers and colleagues.
BA/BS degree required. A degree in a relevant field, interest in the nonprofit sector, and experience in one of the key
program areas: energy; green storm water management; regional food systems or transportation and land use is highly preferred
An understanding and commitment to support social justice and build inclusive practices to affect structural change
Minimum of 3 years work experience with previous office/administrative experience required
Previous nonprofit or foundation and grantmaking experience is a plus
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Excellent analytical thinking, writing, speaking and editing skills
A strong team-player, with a diplomatic, professional manner, and a sense of humor, who also can work independently
Commitment to applying skills broadly within Surdna in support of the foundation’s mission
Compensation & Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience
Excellent comprehensive employee benefits package
How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and current resume through our careers website at http://surdna.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=608871&
No phone calls please.
Surdna is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives.
Established by prolific US inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy in the early 1990 and guided today by the Lemelson family, we believe invention can solve many of the biggest economic and social challenges of our time. That’s why we work to strengthen the ecosystems where inventions can take shape, grow, and flourish. For more than two decades we have inspired young people from diverse backgrounds to tackle the world’s most daunting problems, advanced the field of invention education with a goal of reaching all children, and equipped entrepreneurs with the skills they need to start successful invention-based businesses. A private philanthropy, The Lemelson Foundation has investment assets of around $370 million and an annual budget of approximately $18 million. All told, we have provided over $200 million in grants and other investments to hundreds of organizations around the world.
Serving as a bridge between the finance and grants management departments, the Finance and Grants Accountant works with all members of The Lemelson Foundation team to provide general accounting services, and support the Foundation’s grants management function. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) and the Grants, Contracts and IT Manager, the Finance and Grants Accountant will serve in a key support capacity to ensure proper reporting, compliance, quality control, and data management across the two departments; and will work to integrate financial information between systems in support of financial planning and overall financial accountability.
To see a detailed overview describing the ideal candidate and the desired qualifications, please click here.
Candidates will have a minimum of eight years of increasing responsibility in general accounting, accounts payable, and accounting for investments in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field. The Finance and Grants Accountant will also have comfort with and command of databases and systems, including sophisticated online grants management databases, from set up, ongoing improvement, and use.
How To Apply
The Lemelson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically welcome and accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religious creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition as defined under State law, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and/or local laws and ordinances.
Cover letters expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role should be addressed to Heather Mohler and submitted via Waldron’s online portal at: http://candidateportal.waldronhr.com/.
The Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), is shaping a new vision for its future – a vision that builds on its unique history and values, and propels it mission into the 21st century. MoAD seeks to build a deeper understanding of the Black diaspora through contemporary art exhibitions, public programs and education programming for K-12 that cultivate wonder and excitement about the ways in which our personal histories are all connected. As a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, situated in the heart of the Yerba Buena Arts District, MoAD is actively engaged in building a thriving inclusive community that inspires, educates and connects people of all ages and backgrounds.
For more information on MoAD please visit www.moadsf.org.
The Senior Director of Development is responsible for all development activities, including creating and implementing a strategic plan for fundraising growth and sustainability.
The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.
LCV’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Engaging communities of color among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Workplace
The Individual Giving Officer at the League of Conservation Voters is an important leadership position that has a critical role in the organization’s success. This position has direct fundraising responsibilities for gifts between $1,000 and $9,999, offering a unique opportunity to learn skills needed to identify, cultivate and solicit major gifts. Additionally, you will work with a highly skilled and dedicated development team that is among the best in advocacy and political fundraising.
• Perform outbound fundraising calls to manage a portfolio of potential Annual Giving donors with a focus on securing donations at $1,000-$9,999 level.
• Sustain stewardship of all mid-level donors including acknowledgment of contributions and cultivation outreach.
• Work with senior program staff to assist in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.
• Work closely with the Senior Director of Annual Giving to execute an Annual Fund plan designed to significantly increase total dollars raised and number of donors in the mid-level range.
• Identify ways to highlight the organization’s racial justice commitment to donors.
• Assist in the production of all Annual Giving materials and communications, including direct mail, emails, and cultivation materials when needed.
• Accurately and efficiently record donor information in the LCV database, and ensure timely and accurate reporting.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Work experience: 2-4 years’ experience working in a non-profit fundraising or campaign fundraising setting, campaign or customer service field desirable; database experience required.
• Skills: Highly attentive to details, and adept at developing and maintaining systems. Experience soliciting donors both in person and on the phone. Call time experience preferred. Good oral and written communications skills; experience working in Microsoft Office particularly Word and Excel necessary.
• Capabilities: Extremely well-organized; critical thinking skills; a sense of teamwork and community; strong communications skills, commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV.
• Cultural Competence: Shares LCV’s commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture.
• Conditions: This job will be based in the national office in Washington D.C. but will require occasional travel. Able to work overtime on occasion.
How To Apply
Send cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Individual Giving Officer” in the subject line no later than August 25th. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Workplace