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Asheville, NC

Chief Financial Officer, Dogwood Health Trust

The Organization

Dogwood Health Trust is a $1.5 billion private, health conversion foundation, based in Asheville, North Carolina whose broad mandate is “to dramatically improve the health and well-being of all people and communities of Western North Carolina.” The Trust became operational upon the sale of the assets of Mission Health System to HCA Healthcare in 2018. Dogwood Health Trust seeks to fulfill its mission by addressing what the World Health Organization and other experts call the social determinants of health – factors such as individuals’ early childhood development, education, economic stability, and physical surroundings.

Position Overview

Do you get big things done and create results? Do you thrive on new challenges when there’s no roadmap for where you’re going? Do you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and families? Do you want to look back five years from now and know you played a significant role in meaningfully reducing health inequalities? Dogwood Health Trust (DHT) seeks an entrepreneurial Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who loves start-ups and working with high performing teams, has a track record of building strong financial systems from the ground up and getting results, and is passionate about strategically creating and adapting new financial and business models to achieve impact.

A leadership team is forming which is quickly establishing the Foundation as an impactful place and a philanthropic agent for change, and the CFO will be in the middle of the action. You will have a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play an instrumental role in generating measurable, sustainable change in the health equity and well-being of Western North Carolina residents at the largest healthcare conversion foundation in the United States on a per capita basis. You will work alongside equally talented and motivated colleagues who will be building their own systems, teams, and strategic initiatives from scratch.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in leading transformative projects, for example: participating in the launch of a new company or nonprofit; serving as a key member of a leadership team to create a new product, platform, or service; or achieving breakthrough results against bold objectives such as growth, reach, or impact. You should be comfortable setting and achieving ambitious, quantifiable goals, and be able to document your accomplishments in a clear and compelling fashion.

To steward this dynamic vision, you will need to understand the nuances of public and private funding streams and be adept at guiding decision-making and forecasting around the Trust’s business operations and programmatic opportunities. We will also look to you to be a role model of commitment to social and economic justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering an internal atmosphere of innovation, purpose, and excellence consistent with the Trust’s core identity and values.

More information about the Dogwood Health Trust may be found at: http://www.dogwoodhealthtrust.org/.

How To Apply

Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: DHT-CFO@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

 

Dogwood Health Trust is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Battle Creek, MI

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

The Organization

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

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

How To Apply

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

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

Bethesda, MD

Fundraising Director, The Nature Conservancy, MD/DC Chapter

The Organization

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 79 countries and territories, all 50 United States, and your backyard.  Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.  One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Position Overview

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland/DC Chapter’s Fundraising Team!  Our work is focused on two areas where our outcomes can have the greatest impact for the residents of Maryland/DC: protecting clean water and tackling climate change. Our efforts span the region, from western Maryland’s Central Appalachian forests to our nation’s capital and beyond to the Chesapeake Bay. The Fundraising Director leads the fundraising team and develops, implements, and manages effective multi-year strategies and plans for the cultivation and solicitation of gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, institutions, and/or individual donors. The Fundraising Director will be a part of the Chapter’s Executive Team indirectly leads a team of six staff and has one direct report, the Fundraising Program Director, who is responsible for all operational matters related to the team. The Fundraising Director is responsible for all team deliverables and fundraising activities and reports directly to the Executive Director. The position is located in Bethesda, MD, although it might be possible to base the position in Arlington, VA.

Responsibilities and scope include managing a portfolio of 40 – 75 donors, including donors with the capacity to give over $750,000, once that portfolio is developed, as well as conducting 40 – 75 visits and 120 – 225 moves annually. The annual fundraising goal for the person in this position is $2,000,000 or more, along with a goal for bequest notifications. The Fundraising Director has the financial responsibility for setting and meeting fundraising objectives, evaluating results, and developing corrective strategies; to persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups important to the organization’s overall prosperity; and to ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements; be alert to ethical compliance issues. Besides implementing and leading multiple collaborative and complex projects, directing work of staff, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability, the Fundraising Director maintains confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information, makes decisions that may have program-wide impact, affect staff in non-program areas, and bind the organization financially or legally. This position provides maximum opportunity to act independently; resolves complex issues within scope; directs or participates in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements; serves as main point of contact for the fundraising team at board meetings and high-profile trustee engagements, and it requires travel frequently and on short notice, work long hours/days and weekends, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience.

• Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as major donors and corporations.

• Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $75,000 or more, including planned gifts.

• Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

• Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.

• Experience, coursework, or other training in current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving.

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities.  Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature-based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.

How To Apply

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, please submit your cover letter and resume for position number 48461 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time by February 23rd, 2020.  Please see the full position description and apply at www.nature.org/careers.

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 with diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. 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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

Boston, MA

Grant Administrator, Fidelity Foundations

The Organization
The Fidelity Foundations are a group of private, non-operating foundations that fund a diverse set of programs on a national scale, with particular focus on Boston and New England. In addition, the Foundations fund nonprofit organizations that strengthen the primary communities in which Fidelity Investments employees live and work. The Foundations’ values of responsibility, integrity, compassion, and expertise guide its investments in education, arts and culture, health, conservation, and community services.
The Foundations support organizations at significant points in their growth, with the goal of adding lasting, measurable value. Grants focus on capacity-building and are designed to encourage the highest standards of management. The Foundations seek to support initiatives that enable nonprofits to reach new levels of achievement.
The Foundations’ grantmaking approach is through quiet giving, in which publicity is not sought, confidentiality is critical, and most grants are awarded anonymously. For more information, please visit http://www.fidelityfoundation.org.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Grant Administrator is an essential member of the Fidelity Foundations team and works closely with program, operations, finance and other teams. The position will report to the Director of Grants Management and intersect with all staff members. Duties include facilitating and tracking the progression of proposals and grants as they go through various stages of vetting. The incumbent will be in contact with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and thus a service-oriented attitude and professional demeanor is critical. The successful candidate will be a motivated, flexible problem-solver who thrives in a complex, fast-paced environment. S/he be highly organized and capable of working under tight timelines. S/he should also have strong communication and collaborative skills. Furthermore, s/he should be committed to the values of the Foundations and have a high-level of integrity, ethical rigor and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Process incoming applications, including performing due diligence and routing applications to Program staff via an automated workflow
Invite proposals and process declinations
Support processing of grant payments
Generate ad-hoc reports
Assist with maintenance of forms and templates
Contribute to data integrity and quality assurance of the grants management database
Monitor Grant Administration email box and coordinate prompt responses to inquiries with the team
Participate in efforts related to the development and continuous improvement of grant operations
Support execution of workflows and processes with grantees, across Foundation offices, and Trustees
Provide back up to the Senior Grant Administrator as required

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. Will consider applicants with equivalent combination of education, training and experience
2+ years of work experience in a professional environment

PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE
Flexible team player who is service-oriented and collaborative, with high-level interpersonal skills
Experience with grants administration and financial processes preferred
Highly organized and detail oriented
Sound judgment, integrity and respect for confidentiality are absolute requirements
Advanced computer skills including proficiency with MS Office and strong aptitude to learn other software systems. Previous experience in Blackbaud Grantmaking preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication, including phone and editing skills
Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with all levels of co-workers, including assistants, staff, and senior management

This position is based in Boston, MA. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Boston, MA

VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION, Barr Foundation

The Organization

The Barr Foundation, one of New England’s largest private foundations, seeks a talented, inspirational, and innovative Vice President for Administration. This new position on the senior leadership team will provide leadership and oversight for Barr’s operations, grants management, and talent development functions. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented leader with demonstrated managerial acumen and experience guiding organizations through growth and change.

Based in Boston, with assets of more than $2 billion and a 2020 grantmaking budget of $95 million, the Foundation focuses regionally and selectively engages nationally, working in partnership with nonprofits, foundations, the public sector, and civic and business leaders to elevate the arts and creative expression, advance solutions for climate change, and expand educational opportunity. Since 2014, Barr’s staff size has doubled as the amount it awards in grants has grown by 80%.

Position Overview

Reporting to Jim Canales, President and Trustee, the Vice President for Administration will manage a team of six staff and provide strategic leadership on a range of issues that cut across the 38-person organization. The Vice President for Administration will bring a record of leading operations and administrative functions in the civic sector and demonstrated experience around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Outstanding interpersonal, communication, leadership, and management skills, along with a deep-seated passion for the mission, legacy, and core values of the Foundation are essential for the role.

This new leader will have the opportunity to strengthen the organizational infrastructure, enhance the grants management process, accelerate the development of technological systems solutions, and support the development of talent and culture. They will be expected to establish a vision and definition of organizational effectiveness; create and implement systems to gauge and ensure achievement of that vision; and provide data, analysis, and support to the President and Vice President for Programs and Strategy in shaping strategic initiatives for the Barr Foundation. This position will also manage organization-wide processes such as workplanning, performance reviews, and information/document management.

How To Apply

The Barr Foundation has retained the services of Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist the Search Committee in its identification and review of candidates. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters can be submitted electronically using the link below. Materials may be addressed to the Isaacson, Miller team:

Greg Esposito, Partner
Alycia Johnson, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S7-399

Boston, MA

Part-Time Controller, The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

The Organization

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is dedicated to improving lives and societies across the globe by supporting advancements in information technology and neuroscience research that benefit humanity.

The Foundation is the legacy of Patrick McGovern (1937-2014),  an enterprising business leader, and tireless advocate for science.  McGovern was the founder of International Data Group (IDG), a global research, investment, and publishing company that created nearly 300 information technology publications such as PCWorld, MacWorld and the Dummies guides. IDG chronicled the rise of digital technology and made it intelligible to millions, then moved beyond publishing to research and venture investing worldwide.

From his early childhood, McGovern was fascinated by information technology and neuro science. He dedicated his early life to these pursuits, eventually receiving a full scholarship to MIT, where he graduated with a degree in biophysics. Recognizing a need for applicable research on the emerging field of computers, McGovern founded IDG in 1964 and grew the company to span 97 countries across the globe. Throughout his career McGovern was a trail-blazer and forward thinker. He was incredibly hard-working, a risk taker and an optimist who often told his employees “the best is yet to come.”

More on Patrick McGovern’s approach to leadership and the company’s history can be found in Future Forward: leadership Lessons from Patrick McGovern, the Visionary Who Circled the Globe and Built a Technology Empire, by Glenn Rifkin, McGraw Hill Education, 2019.

Inspired by his deep belief in the potential for information technology and neuroscience research to do good, McGovern left almost the entirety of his estate to fund the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation. The Foundation will ramp up its giving over the next five years to make $50 million or more in annual grants.

The Foundation’s work is guided by six core values drawn from Patrick McGovern’s life and leadership:

●      Remain dedicated to mission

●      Respect human dignity

●      Invest in people

●      Strive for excellence

●      Be responsive to change

●      Always keep a “let’s try it” attitude.

We understand “respect human dignity” to include diversity and inclusion, which are core values of the Foundation. It’s important to us that our staff reflect the world we inhabit. We believe that diversity of lived experience, backgrounds, personality, thoughts and identities strengthens our work and makes us smarter. Respect for qualities and experiences that are different from our own and the ability to work well with all kinds of people are highly-valued management skills here. We seek candidates who demonstrate cultural humility, sensitivity, and willingness to learn, who respond vigorously to injustice and stand up for those who are mistreated.

The Foundation is governed by an active and deeply-engaged board that includes family members and independent trustees.

More information about the Foundation can be found on its website: mcgovern.org

Position Overview

The Opportunity

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation is seeking a Part-time Controller (approx 20 hrs/wk) for a new philanthropic foundation. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO), the Controller will help develop and manage the technology forward accounting and financial reporting systems that support the DFO that establish the platform and systems needed to manage a major grant-making entity.

The Foundation is still in its infancy. Because it is a startup, this is an evolving position that requires flexibility and a range of skills. The successful candidate will be a secure utility player who is comfortable in unstructured settings and playing many roles. Team spirit, curiosity, an appetite for startups, and a flexible mindset are musts, as are commitment to responsible stewardship, integrity, and discretion. The ideal candidate will love creating and managing systems that serve end users and advance the organization’s mission. S/he will have a front row seat on the design of a new grant-making foundation and learn a lot about philanthropy.

Initially, the role will be part-time with the potential to transition to full time and/or add additional accounting support over time capacity as the Foundation scales its grant-making and other activities.  This is an ideal opportunity for a professional who wishes to have a part time schedule.  Generally, we prefer to have someone working shorter days across more days during the work week if possible.

The role in summary:

The Controller is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day accounting for the Foundation’s financial transactions and ensuring compliance with financial reporting practices consistent with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”)policies and procedures conforming to Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations, and best practices. Initially, the Controller will collaborate with the DFO and other members of the staff team to design and develop financial systems to transition accounting activities internally from the outsourced accounting firm.  On a day to day basis afterwards, the Controller will be responsible for maintaining and continuously improving the system of financial controls, including general accounting, tax compliance and planning, budgeting, and payroll and benefits. 

Key Responsibilities

Initial

●      Collaborate with the DFO to design and implement scalable, flexible accounting and financial reporting systems.  Assist with the transfer of day to day accounting activities and financial records from the outsourced accounting firm and implement the functions internally.

●      Assist with the development and design of relevant accounting policies and proceduresto ensure a strong internal control environment..

●      Collaborate with the DFO and Grants Manager to design and integrate the Foundation’s grants management system (GivingData) with the financial systems, ensuring strong internal controls.

General Accounting and Reporting

·      Prepare interim financial statements and monthly financial reports that comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

·      Maintain general ledger and other accounting records needed for the preparation of the financial statements.  Post journal entries.

·      Reconcile investment balances per books to monthly reporting provided by the outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO).  Post investment activity on a monthly basis.  Account for legacy investments as needed.

·      Reconcile financial information from grants management system, Bill.com and other subsidiary applications to the general ledger.

·       Review and analyze supporting documents for payment of vendor invoices and grants.  Process payments via Bill.com.

·       Prepare wire transfers and inter-bank transfers as required.  Arrange for approvals of transfers in accordance with Foundation policies.

·      Ensure compliance with Foundation accounting policies and procedures.

·      Maintain current relevant knowledge of GAAP.

Tax Compliance and Planning  

·      Assist with the preparation of tax returns IRS 990-PF, IRS 990T, MA Form PC, and other returns as may be necessary.

·       Provide information to auditing firm as requested in connection with the review and preparation of estimated tax payment calculations.

·       Prepare IRS Forms 1099 and 1096.

·       Prepare audit schedules, financial statements and footnotes for the Foundation’s year-end financial statement audit.  Provide support to the auditors during the annual audit.

·       Maintain current knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting philanthropic institutions.

Budget

·      Assist with the preparation of the annual operating budget and cash flow projections

·      Assist with the preparation of the capital budget as applicable.

·      Prepare the monthly budget vs. actual reporting and variance analysis.

Payroll and Benefits

·      Process semi-monthly payroll with external payroll vendor.

·      Review and reconcile employee paid leave.  Prepare accrual calculations for vacation leave.

·      Calculate and manage transfers of employee payroll withholdings to benefits providers based on employee elections.

·      Reconcile benefits reports with the general ledger.

·      Ensure compliance of employee maximum elections and withholdings with IRS requirements.

·      Coordinate with DFO and Culture and Values Manager to administer and process employee benefit paperwork.

·      Reconcile quarterly payroll tax returns.

Other

·      Manage office and IT equipment inventory in collaboration with staff.

·      Assist with the implementation and management of the Foundation’s privacy and document retention policies.

·      Complete industry surveys.

·      Support the DFO with other administrative tasks as needed.

Qualifications and Experience

●      Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with 2-5 years related work experience

●      Public accounting/CPA experience preferred

●      Excellent knowledge and understanding of investment accounting

●      Strong knowledge of accounting concepts and current accounting principles, including FASB pronouncements and nonprofit GAAP.

●      High aptitude for system and data management and math concepts used in accounting and statistics.

●      Ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, good judgement, accuracy and productivity.

●      Strong business acumen with the ability to quickly grasp issues and understand strategy.

●      The ability to work well under pressure and balance multiple priorities with a drive to achieve results and deadlines.

●      Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel) and Google Suite.

●      Experience with accounting software packages required, preferably with Intacct and Bill.com.

●      Must exhibit a motivated, proactive work ethic, with a strong focus on customer service internally and externally.

●      Superior organizational skills, with attention to detail, commitment to follow-through, and the ability to multitask and set priorities.

●      Excellent interpersonal communications skills and demonstrated diplomatic acumen; professional demeanor and attitude.

●      Discreet and willing to protect the privacy of the trustees.

●      Ability to work collegially in a team environment with a high level of flexibility.

How To Apply

Applications will be held in the strictest confidence. To apply, please forward a resume and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications (in Word or PDF format) to E. Catlin Donnelly & Associates at mcgoverncontroller@ecdonnelly.com

Applicants are required to undergo a background check before being hired.

Compensation and Benefits: Salary competitive, and commensurate with education and experience.  Generous benefits package.

The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, military status, or disability, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and grant-making.

Boston, MA

Chief Operating Officer, National Institute For Children's Health Quality-NICHQ

The Organization

Organization Overview

The National Institute for Children’s Health Quality (NICHQ) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to driving dramatic and sustainable improvements in the complex issues facing children’s health. We provide deep expertise in building and managing effective change strategies that align partners and engage participants to achieve better outcomes for children’s health. At the heart of what motivates us is the belief that children and families deserve better systems and supports so that every child achieves their optimal health. Because of this belief, addressing social determinants of health, eliminating health disparities, and achieving equity are central to our mission. We believe that by creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, we will similarly foster greater strength and resilience within and beyond the organization.

Position Overview

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) serves on the executive leadership team and assures that effective processes are in place to manage, measure and report on organizational capacity.  NICHQ’s COO ensures alignment of strategic plan and budget projections, and implementation of operations in fulfillment of the organization’s plan and mission. The primary responsibilities of the COO are management of the general and administrative functions of the organization, including operations, human resources, facilities management, and coordination of Board of Director meetings. The COO works closely with the finance team to ensure appropriate fiscal management, including overseeing the administrative budget for the organization. The COO is responsible for overseeing HR policies and procedures, and building a constructive, successful work environment. The COO has direct people-management responsibility and works closely with directors of all departments.

Summary

Career Level: Experienced

Status: Full-Time, Exempt Employee

Education: Master’s degree or commensurate experience in business, non-profit management, or health care administration

Reports to: CEO

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Responsibilities

• Manage general and administrative functions of the organization, including administration/operations, human resources, facilities management

• Support CEO in planning for, organizing, and managing meetings of Board of Directors, ensuring appropriate and strong organizational governance

• Participate in the development and direct the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan

• Working with the finance team, ensure budget projections are met across the organization and identify areas to improve cost efficiency and performance

Human Resources Leadership

• Build and sustain a culture aligned with organizational values and vision that is high performance, mission driven, equity-oriented, client-focused, and business savvy

• Oversee talent management, including direct supervision of the Senior Manager of Human Resources

• Ensure compliance with labor regulations in all states in which NICHQ conducts business and/or employs staff

• Ensure the identification of training and developmental needs of staff

• Assist in the management of staffing resource needs for the organization

• Develop new positions as organization changes and grows, and manage organizational structure aligned with core functions and strategy

• Foster the diversity, inclusion and equity goals of the organization

Oversight of Business Systems and Processes

• Supervise general and administrative functions, including human resources, technology and operations to ensure business and strategic goals are met according to NICHQ values

• Monitor systems and procedures for contracting with clients and grant organizations and for subcontracting with consultants and partners, ensuring adherence to the contracting process

• Maintain mechanisms to ensure compliance with key federal, state and other funder requirements

• Identify areas to improve cost efficiency and performance

• Identify and pursue opportunities for new business development

Qualifications

• 10-15 years of progressively responsible nonprofit management experience required, with direct experience in senior organizational leadership (CEO, COO, Executive Director, Executive VP) strongly preferred

• Master’s degree or commensurate experience in business, non-profit management, health care administration

• Demonstrated effective leadership and managerial skills

• Demonstrated ability in business development and/or fundraising required

• Demonstrated experience in human resources and operation systems required

• Knowledge of the health care environment (e.g., provider, insurer and public health perspectives) with knowledge of children’s health care environment preferred

• Demonstrated understanding of quality improvement approaches preferred

• Strong collaboration skills and communication skills, both oral and written required

• Proven ability to balance multiple projects and responsibilities

• Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, holidays, and commuter benefits.

To Apply 

To apply for this employment opportunity, please complete and submit an online application at NICHQ.org. https://www.nichq.org/about/careers

NICHQ is committed to increasing the representation of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in our workforce and to value and embrace their skills, perspectives and experiences for the benefit of our mission. NICHQ is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability

Brooklyn, NY

Human Resources Specialist, Ms. Foundation for Women

The Organization

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Finance & Operations, the HR Specialist is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s Human Resources programs and activities. The HR Specialist will be instrumental in driving the Foundation’s culture and values alignment. Serving as both an internal and external ambassador to the Foundation, the HR Specialist oversees employee satisfaction and productivity, ensuring that the workplace is operating efficiently.

Responsiblities/Duties

Performance Management:

·         Oversees all aspects of the Foundation’s performance management program

·         Provides management and employees support throughout the process, as needed

·         Recommends, tracks and monitors employee performance actions

·         Supports the leadership team and managers with regards to disciplinary matters

·         Monitors and manages the performance improvement process for non-performing employees

·         Assists with employment terminations

 Learning and Professional Development:

·        Coordinates trainings associated with compliance and safety of the organization, such as harassment training and orienting staff with the employee handbook and other personnel manuals

·        Manages all aspects of the learning and professional development program

·        Identifies learning needs and offerings

·        Administers and organizes trainings

·        Evaluates the effectiveness of training programs

Recruitment:

·        Leads and executes the Foundation’s recruiting strategy

·        Works with hiring managers to determine staffing needs

·        Provides support in creating job announcements and advertises positions

·        Reviews, screens, and interviews candidates

·        Chairs the hiring committee and recruitment meetings

 

Employee Relations and HR Legal Compliance:

·        Oversees the implementation and refinement of human resource policies and procedures

·        Conducts a thorough and systematic review of all practices, policies and systems

·        Partners with leadership to communicate HR policies, procedures, programs and laws

·        Administers employee relations practices that support collaboration, productivity, and a high level of morale and motivation

·        Provides manager support, assisting managers with communications, feedback, and recognition tools needed to manage and build highly productive teams

·        Investigates and address employee claims as they arise

Benefits Administration and Operations:

·         Administers the Foundation’s benefits program

·         Works closely with the Director of F&O to identify high quality and cost-effective options

·         Plans and coordinates benefit orientations and trainings

·         Supports the identification of additions and changes to the benefits package that best meet the needs of a diverse team

·         Assists employees with HR and benefits related matters

·         Process all HR transactions

·         Maintains all personnel files

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field, alternatively 5 years or more of post-secondary work in the HR or business field in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree will be considered

·         A minimum of 3 years in an human resources position or general business experience

·         Excellent communication skills, ability to listen and communicate the needs and expectations of both the Foundation and its employees

·         Ability to maintain a positive demeanor throughout even the most difficult situations

·         Proficiency in HR systems and strong working knowledge of technology

·         Ability to maintain discretion and respect confidentiality of the Foundation and its employees

·         Exercises sound judgment and remains diplomatic

Institutional Values Alignment:

·         Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision and to working with diverse communities toward women’s safety, health and economic justice

·         Demonstrated commitment to, and accountability around actively living the Foundation’s values of integrity, trust and respect, interconnectedness, and social justice – throughout internal and external communications and relationships, work, and decision-making

·         Ability to build collegial, productive relationships with team members, grantees, donors, peer funders, volunteers, and institutional partners, through the lens of our organizational values

How To Apply

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

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

 

The Ms. Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status.

Charlotte, NC

Program Analyst, Rural Church, The Duke Endowment

The Organization

Based in Charlotte and established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits. Since its founding, it has distributed more than $3.7 billion in grants. The Endowment shares a name with Duke University and Duke Energy, but all are separate organizations.

Position Overview

  • Conducts research, performs analysis and provides strategy support on various topics related to Rural Church and the Endowment’s grantmaking in this area.
  • Prepares summaries, white papers, and reports to share with various  audiences, including Endowment Trustees and other program areas.
  • Monitors results of Rural Church grants; works with the Endowment’s evaluation team and the Rural Church program area team to analyze and assess the impact of grantmaking activities and to propose course corrections/new approaches as needed.
  • Ensures the integrity of Rural Church’s grantmaking data in the Endowment’s various information systems.
  • Assists with convening meetings and conferences for grantees.
  • Participates in intra-Endowment committees and special projects as appropriate.
  • Represents the Endowment in relationships with grantees and participates in meetings with other philanthropic organizations at state and national meetings.

Requirements:

  • Graduate degree and/or at least two to three years of related experience.
  • We will look for candidates who have demonstrated, through their work and volunteerism, an understanding of and appreciation for the role the church plays in societal change.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical skills; ability and drive to analyze and synthesize data, and to organize and process significant interrelated information.
  • Interpersonal skills that will allow the position to build relationships both internally and externally.
  • Initiative to contribute and share ideas, and to engage others to learn from diverse perspectives and opinions.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and take initiative to pursue work, assist others and resolve problems and issues.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe/PDF), the Internet, Blackbaud Grantmaking software, and any specialized technology relevant to a specific program area.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Tania Mapes at The Duke Endowment programanalystrc@tde.org

Chicago, IL

Executive Director, Advancing Nonprofits

The Organization

AMPT: Advancing Nonprofits is a new initiative that will offer capacity building support, professional development, trainings, resources and connectivity to nonprofits in under-resourced communities, initially on the West Side of Chicago, and later to other communities.  AMPT grew out of a research project during which hundreds of stakeholders were surveyed and interviewed about the capacity-building needs of community organizations doing the most critical work with the least resources. Research and experience confirm that explicit and consistent investment in capacity building and organizational development is critical to ensuring that organizations realize their full potential.

Chicago Cares proudly serves as the fiscal sponsor for AMPT.  Established in 1991, Chicago Cares mobilizes volunteers to build a stronger, more unified Chicago.  In 2017, Chicago Cares launched an exciting new Community Investment Strategy to use impact volunteerism as a catalyst for community change efforts on Chicago’s south, west, and northwest sides where the infusion of resources and capacity could be transformational.

Given the daunting challenges facing Chicago today and a renewed emphasis in the non-profit and corporate sectors on impact, isolated acts of generosity are no longer sufficient as we seek to move the needle on large, intractable social problems like violence and poverty.  Impact volunteerism responds to this complexity by connecting volunteer service to the civic engagement, community development, and collective impact work already happening on the ground in communities of greatest need.

The work of AMPT: Advancing Nonprofits will revolve around the following core priorities:

  • Focus on Equity: Prioritize investments in under-resourced communities through a variety of programs and services.
  • Navigation, Programming and Supportive Grants: Help organizations get and stay on a developmental path over time, moving from one-time offers to long-term capacity-building support including assessments, grants for customized capacity building projects, connection to culturally competent consultants, referrals to sources of expertise, etc.
  • Support Nonprofit Connectivity and a Strong Ecosystem: Promote capacity-building efforts that build connections between and among organizations, their leaders and their peers, ultimately creating a physical hub on the West side where leaders can come together to facilitate innovative approaches to solving common problems, hold meetings and events, network with other nonprofits, etc.

Position Overview

AMPT is looking for an Executive Director who understands nonprofit operating realities and life cycles, ideally has experience with nonprofit start-up, is a self-starter, possesses an entrepreneurial drive and who is committed to capacity building to support organizations led by people of color and those organizations who serve people of color on Chicago’s West Side.

The Executive Director, in consultation with AMPT’s Governing Board and Executive Committee, will oversee all aspects of the program’s high-level planning (e.g. launch and start-up and mapping out its strategic direction and workplan development). The project’s core funders will provide the first three years of operating funds to support the Executive Director to hire staff (a Program Manager and part-time administrative assistant), design and implement programming, work collaboratively with a Board of Directors and create a grants pool from which funds can be tapped for capacity-building projects and support for designated organizations.

As the leader of a new initiative, key priorities for AMPT’s Executive Director will focus on:

  • Inspiring and cultivating stakeholders
  • Further developing the identity and visibility of AMPT
  • Building strategic relationships necessary to ensure the success of a new organization
  • Steward relationships with founding donors while anticipating growth of fundraising program in the future
  • Creating innovative programming
  • Strengthening internal operations and management
  • Developing effective governance and leadership
  • Ensuring successful program delivery
  • Creating a culture of ongoing evaluation and learning

http://www.mortengroup.com/chicago-cares-executive-director-ampt-advancing-nonprofits/

How To Apply

Chicago Cares has retained Morten Group, LLC to assist with this search.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com  with the subject line “Chicago Cares – AMPT Executive Director Search”. Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. For best consideration, applications should be received by Friday, March 6, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Chicago Cares provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Chicago Cares complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which it has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Applicants from historically underrepresented communities, including people of color, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chicago, IL

Executive Director, Affinity Community Services

The Organization

Affinity Community Services (Affinity) is a social justice organization that focuses on health and wellness, leadership development, and community building. Affinity’s core constituents are Black lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women and LGBTQ youth of African descent in the Chicago metropolitan area, though much of its work addresses needs and issues related to the broader LGBTQ and Black communities. To learn more, please visit: https://affinity95.org/acscontent/

Position Overview

The Executive Director provides visionary leadership for Affinity, ensuring that it is serving the community in a manner consistent with its mission. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its strategic goals, financial objectives, and successful day-to-day operations.

http://www.mortengroup.com/affinity-community-services-executive-director/

How To Apply

Affinity Community Services has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com with the subject line “Affinity Community Services –  Executive Director Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. Note that due to the number of applications we receive, we will only respond to those applicants whom we would like to invite to interview for the position. For best consideration, applications should be received by Monday, March 02, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Affinity Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factors. Applicants from historically underrepresented communities, including people of color, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chicago, IL

Chief Executive Officer, TPAN

The Organization

Established in 1987, TPAN’s mission is, “Saving lives and empowering people affected by HIV/AIDS and related challenges.”  Armed with the vision of providing lifesaving care and far-reaching education to people affected by HIV that improves quality of life, TPAN is committed to its grassroots foundation as a highly mobilized, peer-led and community-based organization that maintains its key value of self-empowerment.

Initially founded as a grassroots resource for those struggling with an HIV diagnosis, TPAN’s work has expanded to meet clients’ needs, whatever they may be, and provides information and access to care with efficacious attention and a non-judgmental philosophy.

While HIV is a common concern for the organization’s clients, it is not the only issue addressed, as almost 30% of those who visit TPAN are homeless, and many are coping with mental health or substance use issues. TPAN’s free services address co-occurring conditions faced by HIV-positive and vulnerable individuals, including but not limited to HIV stigma, mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, unemployment, extreme poverty and inadequate access to healthcare.

TPAN’s staff are trained to work with clients using a holistic approach, which allows medical, social, emotional, and psychological problems to be addressed simultaneously. This client-centered approach addresses various clinical complexities and treats the whole person, not simply parts of the person or their individual illnesses or problems.

Position Overview

TPAN is seeking a new CEO that will serve as the leader and public face of the organization. The successful candidate will be engaging, personable and possess strong leadership skills with an ability to lead a highly-skilled and knowledgeable team.  The CEO will report directly to the Board of Directors and work in concert with the senior leadership team.  The CEO will be expected to develop a strategic vision for the future of TPAN and demonstrate innovative thinking and judicious use of resources. This person will also foster and develop strong relationships with clients, government agencies, philanthropic enterprises and community partners. Therefore, candidates with a strong connection to the community that TPAN serves and the Chicagoland area are especially encouraged to apply.

http://www.mortengroup.com/tpan-chief-executive-officer/

How To Apply

TPAN has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com with the subject line “TPAN – Executive Director Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. For best consideration, applications should be received by March 6, 2020.

TPAN is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity and/or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factors.

Chicago, IL

Executive Director, Chicago Freedom School

The Organization

The Chicago Freedom School (CFS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2007 in the spirit of the original freedom schools in Mississippi in the 1960s, with the vision of advancing youth-led social change movements with support from adult allies. CFS provides programs, trainings, and other nontraditional educational opportunities where young people and adults can study the work of past movements, deepen their understanding of current social problems, build new coalitions, and develop strategies for change. Please visit www.chicagofreedomschool.org to learn more.

Position Overview

The Chicago Freedom School is seeking a passionate and dedicated professional to assume leadership for the organization by serving as the next Executive Director. As an organization poised for growth, committed social justice educators, activists, and/or youth development professionals with prior nonprofit management experience are encouraged to apply.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for CFS’s staff, programs, fundraising, outreach, and the overall execution of its mission.

http://www.mortengroup.com/chicago-freedom-school-executive-director/

How To Apply

Chicago Freedom School has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com with the subject line “Chicago Freedom School – Executive Director Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. Note that due to the number of applications we receive, we will only respond to those applicants whom we would like to invite to interview for the position. For best consideration, applications should be received by Friday, February 21, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Chicago Freedom School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factors. CFS is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from under-represented group members. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Columbus, OH

Center Director, Grange Insurance Audubon Center, National Audubon Society, Center Director, Grange Insurance Audubon Center, National Audubon Society

The Organization

The National Audubon Society is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential conservation organizations in the United States. Since 1905, a passion for birds and nature has been the driving force behind Audubon’s legacy. The organization has played a critical role in some of the most significant victories for birds and the environment. Audubon advocates broadly for conservation through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.

Position Overview

The National Audubon Society is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential conservation organizations in the United States. Since 1905, a passion for birds and nature has been the driving force behind Audubon’s legacy. The organization has played a critical role in some of the most significant victories for birds and the environment. Audubon advocates broadly for conservation through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.

Audubon is a powerful distributed network with an unparalleled reach that includes more than 1.6 million members, 463 chapters, 22 state and regional offices and 34 nature centers. In addition, Audubon works with dozens of international partnerships throughout the Western Hemisphere that also support the protection of migratory birds and the habitats they need to thrive today, and in the future.

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center is dedicated to conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. As a part of the National Audubon Society, the Center engages people in learning about conservation, provides resources for all generations on how they can take actions to support birds and communities, and teaches about how birds are indicators of environmental health.

The National Audubon Society is seeking a transformative Center Director that is an experienced non-profit leader who is passionate about conservation, brings experience building programs and raising earned and contributed revenue, and is excited about the opportunity to work for a national organization. The Director will have a deep understanding of non-profit leadership, strong development experience, and demonstrated expertise in program development.

Interested candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

At least 7 years of progressive leadership experience, preferably in an environmental or educational (to include schools and museums) institution to include fundraising, budgeting, operations management, and program development and execution.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required; Master’s degree preferred.

Record of success in establishing and executing fundraising goals and strategies, identifying and analyzing challenges, and formulating effective solutions.

Ability and willingness to partner with key stakeholders, including boards, donors, government leaders, and staff.

Experience working in a matrixed organization.

Comfort working in a fast-paced, flexible, collegial, goal-oriented and entrepreneurial environment.

Project management experience, including managing budgets, teams, and programs.

Interested candidates are invited to learn more and apply at DRi’s website.

Questions, resumes, cover letter, and writing samples should be sent to: search@driconsulting.com, subject line: National Audubon Society

How To Apply

Questions, resumes, cover letter, and writing samples should be sent to: search@driconsulting.com, subject line: National Audubon Society

Durham, NC

Associate Director, Managed Organizations, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

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

Position Overview

In 2020, Arabella’s is opening a new office in downtown Durham that will include both current members of the Arabella team and new hires. This position will be located in that office.

Arabella Advisors seeks an entrepreneurial, socially engaged professional to help our clients launch and manage innovative social sector projects. If you want the opportunity to work with a fast-growing and entrepreneurial team reshaping the charitable sector, then this job is for you. The Associate Director will manage a diverse portfolio of projects focused on affecting national and global change. In doing so, you will work closely with philanthropists, program staff, and other key stakeholders; and rely on your operations and relationship management expertise to ensure programmatic compliance and effectiveness.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a relationship and project manager for a portfolio of projects, drawing upon skills that include client relationship management, proposal and grant/contract management, and financial and legal compliance
  • Act as primary liaison with philanthropic partners to develop, structure and maximize the impact of projects
  • Ensure your portfolio of projects adheres to best practices in tracking and monitoring all activities to ensure compliance with IRS, federal, and state regulations
  • Support new business development by meeting with potential clients, evaluating projects, and developing collateral, proposals and budgets
  • Contribute to the team and organization’s significant year-over-year growth by innovating our operations and processes

Other Responsibilities:

  • Develop new services based on donor and client needs
  • Develop relevant expertise in philanthropy, grant management, technology and business processes

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • 5+ years of work experience with steadily increasing responsibility
  • Experience in philanthropy, non-profits, and/or business
  • Experience in financial analysis and/or impact investing
  • Ability to manage and lead complex projects, oversee and delegate to others, and meet deadlines
  • Personal presence and intellectual heft needed to work effectively with sophisticated and demanding partners
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and resourcefulness that spurs innovation and problem solving
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly collaborative working style with strong interpersonal skills

How To Apply

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

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses.

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

Flexible

Project Director, CFLeads

The Organization

CFLeads is the leading national network of community foundations committed to community leadership. CFLeads helps individual community foundations access tools to rally the resources and build the relationships needed to drive progress, and empowers the entire field to create the best possible outcomes for community residents. CFLeads is launching a two-year pilot Economic Mobility Action Network (working title) in early 2020.

Position Overview

CFLeads seeks a Project Director to lead the Economic Mobility Action Network. This work will include implementing CFLeads’ proven peer learning method to help community foundation participants develop a data- and community-driven agenda to increase low-income communities’ access to economic opportunity. The Project Director will identify relevant research, leading experts, useful tools and other resources on which to draw to facilitate learning, effective practice and heightened community impact. The Project Director will manage a significant budget, lead the resource team to implement the network, and work collaboratively with other programs and external partners.

How To Apply

CFLeads has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search.

Please visit http://the360group.us/CFL_PD_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

 

Flexible

President, Institute for Sustainable Communities

The Organization

The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is in the business of unleashing the power of people to transform their communities in the face of climate change. ISC’s mission is to help communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all.

Position Overview

ISC seeks a dynamic, visionary President with a strong equity lens who will take the organization to exciting new heights by leveraging a background of executive leadership and management experience, well-honed fundraising, business and partner development skills, experience with and knowledge of scaling organizations, experience with culture change, and above all, a commitment to driving sustainability strategies that embrace equity and inclusion principles, benefiting communities disproportionately affected by climate change and environmental harms.

How To Apply

ISC has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search.

Please visit http://the360group.us/ISC_PRES_PD.pdf  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Kennett Square PA

Director of Donor and Member Engagement, Longwood Gardens

The Organization

Longwood Gardens is the living legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, inspiring people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts.

Position Overview

Longwood Gardens seeks an experienced and innovative Director of Donor and Member Engagement. Building upon the Gardens’ success over the last ten years, the Director will have the opportunity to help shape Longwood Gardens’ strategic vision for its successful Membership Program and future giving programs. The candidate will create, plan, and execute a higher-level Membership plan and annual giving plan to realize the goals and ambitions of the Gardens while embodying the organization’s core values and delivering extraordinary experiences to each of its Members and constituents.

The position of Director of Donor and Member Engagement demands leadership and the ability to guide, support, and steward high-level Members and prospects. The chosen candidate will have a successful track record in development, as well as demonstrated experience in building and managing a multi-faceted development program for a dynamic cultural institution. The Director will bring creativity and experience to the advancement of Longwood Gardens; s/he will have the demonstrated ability to motivate and lead staff, engage participation from all levels, and create strong working relationships with internal and external constituents.

This position reports directly to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications and works closely with the President and CEO of Longwood Gardens.

With knowledge of Longwood’s vision and programmatic needs, the successful Director of Donor and Member Engagement will build relationships with key Longwood stakeholders, including volunteers, members, staff, and donors. This individual will develop and grow a higher-level Membership Program to align with the organization’s strategic direction and goals. S/he will manage a three-person Membership team to cultivate, solicit, and steward Members at all levels as well as create a higher-level giving program with an understanding of how to develop a portfolio of individual and corporate prospects.

Director of Donor and Member Engagement Responsibilities

·         Strategically lead the Membership division’s future direction, creation of KPIs, and budgets.

·         Steward prospective and current Members with meaningful interactions and communications.

·         Develop and execute a higher-level Membership program and explore corporate Memberships within Longwood.

·         Oversee the development of messaging, collateral, and materials to support the new higher levels of Membership.

·         Work closely with the associate director of Membership to ensure all levels of Membership are achieving organizational goals.

·         Responsible for the cultivation and retention of our existing Membership program which includes 70,000 households and is an earned revenue driver.

·         Work with the Marketing Data Analyst and the Director of Marketing to ensure successful implementation of a new CRM and other systems to ensure success.

The Director of Donor and Member Engagement’s previous experience should include:

·         Bachelor’s degree

·         Significant experience leading and managing giving efforts with a proven record that exceeds $1 million annually

·         Professional fundraising certification (CFRE) preferred

·         Experience with Blackbaud NXT preferred

·         Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

·         Excellent analytical skills

·         Attention to detail is critical

How To Apply

Please apply for this unique opportunity online at https://longwoodgardens.org/employment/full-time-job-opportunities . For full consideration please include a letter addressing pertinent qualifications and interests, resume, and contact information for three professional employment references. We offer competitive starting salaries, an outstanding benefits package, and our commitment to your professional development. Longwood Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity, equality, and inclusion strengthen our institution.

Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2020

Los Altos, CA

Program Associate for Climate & Clean Energy, Heising-Simons Foundation

The Organization

The Heising-Simons Foundation is a family foundation with offices in Los Altos and San Francisco. The Foundation works with its many partners to advance sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enable groundbreaking research in science, enhance the education of our youngest learners, and support human rights for all people. In 2019, the Foundation awarded $115 million. Since its first grant in 2007, the Foundation has awarded more than $500 million.

Position Summary

The Program Associate (PA) provides administrative and program-related support to the Foundation’s Climate & Clean Energy (CCE) Team. The goal of the Foundation’s CCE program is to protect people and the planet from the worst impacts of climate change by cutting pollution and accelerating the transition to a clean energy future. We aim to help make energy clean, affordable, safe, and reliable for all.

The CCE Team is currently staffed by two PAs, two Program Officers (POs), and the Program Director (PD). In 2019, the CCE Team made 60 grants totaling $22M in grant funding. This role will work in partnership with the current and outgoing PAs to provide support to the team’s PD and POs. Although the majority of this role will work with the CCE Team, the PA will also support POs in other program areas as needed.

This position is an opportunity to learn about the fields of climate and clean energy and philanthropy. Candidates are not expected to have experience in all areas listed in the job posting.

The primary responsibilities of the PA are to:

·       Serve as the first point of contact for grantees and grant seekers.

·       Work closely with the Grants Management team to ensure that grantmaking adheres to the Foundation’s grantmaking and contracting policies, procedures, and deadlines.

·       Provide administrative support to the POs and PD, ranging from calendaring to research.

This full-time (37.5 hours per week), nonexempt (hourly) position reports to the PD of the CCE team and is based in our Los Altos, CA office, with at least two days each month in our San Francisco, CA office.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide grants administration support.

·       Regularly update the program’s grantmaking budget.

·       Invite grantees to the Foundation’s grantee portal and offer technical assistance to support the successful completion and submission of grant proposals and reports.

·       Track grant start and end dates, due dates for deliverables and reports, and changes to grant timelines and scopes of work. Ensure team members and grantees are aware of upcoming deadlines.

·       Keep grant files and contacts current by entering and updating grant information.

·       Conduct research to inform the program’s grantmaking, including:

o   Reviewing organizations’ websites for information about their mission, staff, board members, and recent projects or accomplishments.

o   Reviewing organizations’ financials to conduct an initial assessment of financial stability.

o   Reviewing reports, products, and press to gather background information on prospective grantees.

·       Work with team members to draft, format, and proofread written materials for grants, including grant summaries, budgets, and overview memos.

Provide administrative support.

·       Manage calendars and meeting requests daily and make travel and other logistical arrangements, as needed.

·       Arrange and attend meetings and phone/video conferences, and plan logistics of convenings ranging from 2 to 50 attendees.

·       Plan and attend grantee site visits, when team members visit grantees to learn more about their work.

·       Work with team members to draft, format, and proofread materials, including memos, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, and other documents.

·       Track and help manage the program’s workflow and deadlines.

·       Support the management of contracts by monitoring expenditures and submitting invoices and authorized expenses to the Director of Finance for payment.

Support the CCE program’s strategy development, learning, and evaluation.

·       Communicate the CCE program’s strategy and grantmaking guidelines to internal colleagues and in external meetings.

·       Communicate the Foundation’s history, values, and programs in external meetings.

·       Support strategic planning activities, including collating historical grants data and other information and contributing to strategies and presentations.

·       Conduct research, analyze data, and prepare reports, as guided by the POs and PD.

·       Track current research, policy changes, and trends in the areas of energy, climate, and philanthropy by reviewing news and professional publications and by attending related conferences, meetings, and other events.

Support the Foundation’s organizational evolution.

·       Help the Foundation promote and maintain environmentally friendly office practices.

·       Pitch-in across the Foundation, as important deadlines or events approach, and participate in Foundation-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion work, internal culture-building, and process-improvement activities and initiatives.

·       Pursue ongoing professional development opportunities and participate in Foundation-wide training sessions.

Requirements

  • Relevant work experience providing administrative support or a college degree.
  • Interest in climate and clean energy policy.
  • Able to manage and prioritize a large volume of tasks and deadlines with attention to detail.
  • Able to read, write, and produce professional written materials in English.
  • Able to communicate and work with people of different backgrounds internally and externally to achieve shared goals.
  • Reliable, resourceful, proactive, and motivated to find creative solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Able and willing to quickly learn and use new systems of technology, such as Microsoft Office applications, Salesforce, Zoom, and Box. Experience developing presentations in PowerPoint and maintaining databases is a plus.
  • Committed to living the Foundation’s values.

Compensation and Benefits

The target starting salary for this position is $60,000-$70,000, depending on experience.

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, long term disability, business travel and life insurance, flexible spending accounts for medical and child care expenses, a 401(k) plan (with a matching contribution of up to 16%), commuting assistance, an employee assistance program (EAP), tuition reimbursement and a generous professional development budget, matching gifts, fitness reimbursements, fertility and adoption assistance, and identity theft protection. In addition, we allow some schedule flexibility and occasional telecommuting, with manager’s approval.

Paid time off includes:

  • Vacation Time – starting at 3 weeks per year
  • Sick Time – 12 days per year
  • Personal Time – 2 days per year
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Holidays

How To Apply

Our success is dependent on our ability to build teams that include people with different experiences who can challenge each other’s assumptions with new perspectives. We encourage people of color, from under-resourced communities, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and others with diverse perspectives and experiences to apply.

Please complete our online application (including a letter of interest and your resume) at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/231995/The-Heising-Simons-Foundation/Program-Associate-for-Climate-Clean-Energy

Los Altos, CA

Operations Coordinator, Evaluation and Learning, Communications, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

About Evaluation and Learning
One of the most important questions for our The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is, “How are we doing?” We care about what grant funds accomplish, as well as how we do that grantmaking, engage with grantees, and improve over time. Our monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) approach is guided by these principles. Our MEL work is a shared responsibility across our Foundation staff, grantee partners, and external research and evaluation partners. The E&L team provides leadership, guidance, and tools for MEL across the Foundation and ensures that all programs have the mechanisms and capacity in place to effectively learn about how they’re doing and use these insights to optimize program impact.

About Communications
The Foundation is faced with increasing opportunities to more effectively utilize outreach strategies to increase its impact; advances in technology and society have transformed how the world communicates, and philanthropy plays an increasingly important role in shaping social change. The Foundation is committed to effectively reaching grantees, philanthropy, media, government leaders, and others, from surrounding counties in northern California to selected nations around the world. All members of the Communications team work collaboratively, with each other and across the Foundation, to ensure that communications strategies and tactics are deployed intentionally and strategically to increase the impact and effectiveness of the Foundation’s work.

Position Overview

Responsibilities

For Evaluation and Learning:
Maintains E&L team’s budget, including working with the E&L Director to develop the budget and monitor progress and contracts with outside vendors
Maintains calendar, including coordinating with various Foundation staff to update and communicate upcoming cross-Foundation events, as well as gather and analyze feedback from events.
Ensures operational effectiveness and efficiency by developing, refining, coordinating, and administering the E&L knowledge management processes in support of program and Foundation goals
Supports planning and execution of annual MEL Partner and quarterly E&L off-site meetings, including coordinating with vendors and arranging food and room set up
Provides administrative support for Foundation-wide reporting, data queries, and ad hoc report requests
Assists in testing the Foundation’s data platform to ensure quality and functionality

For Communications:
Reviews, posts, and manages intranet postings and homepage items, amongst other efforts to keep staff connected and informed
Manages general inquiries email boxes, responding promptly and accurately and triaging to various departments across the Foundation
Monitors media mentions of the Foundation, grantees, or programmatic field work to share with relevant staff
Reviews and approves external requests for the Foundation’s logo and name use

For both Evaluation and Learning and Communications:
Provides administrative support for the E&L team and on occasion to the Communications team, including scheduling team-related meetings and handling meeting logistics, making travel arrangements on occasion, and ensuring materials are available prior to meetings
Suggests and implements improvements to department administrative processes and increases efficiencies
Participates in E&L team meetings and ad-hoc Communications meetings
Handles special projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail in a fast-paced office with high standards
Quickly and effectively understands requests and handles multiple tasks while meeting deadlines
Skilled in building relationships; works well with others in a professional, courteous, culturally sensitive, and tactful manner; highly dependable and trustworthy
Relevant experience with document management
Interest in supporting data visualization and experience with Excel and other visualization software preferred
Project management skills and experience documenting and implementing process improvements
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in Outlook, Word, and Excel; experience with WordPress and other SharePoint applications is highly valued
Ability to work independently and on a team, manage time efficiently and meet timelines, handle and prioritize multiple tasks, and remain calm and constructive under pressure
Ability to anticipate information needed as work develops

Education and Experience

A minimum of a BA degree and one year of relevant administrative support work experience or a combination of post secondary education and work experience.

Benefits and Compensation
The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with related work experience. This position is full-time and temporary (nonexempt) and located in downtown Los Altos, CA.
Priority application deadline of Monday, February 17.

How To Apply

https://packard.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/25?c=packard&source=ABFE

Los Angeles, CA

Individual Giving Manager, ACLU of Southern California

The Organization

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

Position Overview

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks to hire an experienced full-time Individual Giving Manager to manage and engage a portfolio of major gift level donors.

The Individual Giving Manager reports directly to the Deputy Director of Philanthropy (DDP) and works closely with other members of the affiliate and national development departments, as well as with program staff and volunteers. The Individual Giving Manager will manage a portfolio of c3 (Foundation) and c4 (Union) donors and prospects giving annual gifts of $10,000+. In addition, the Individual Giving Manager will manage various aspects of the department’s annual appeal and cultivation activities, and special projects as assigned.

CLASSIFICATION

Full-time, Exempt

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Portfolio & Pipeline Management

  • In consultation with the DDP and other members of the Major Gifts team, Development Department, and development colleagues at the National ACLU, as well as with program staff and leadership volunteers, manage a select portfolio of 80-100 major donors and prospects giving annual gifts of $10,000+, including their cultivation, stewardship and solicitation.
  • Create individual goals and a comprehensive plan based on research for each person in the portfolio. Perform donor and prospect research.
  • Record all interactions and post-meeting reports promptly in database and communicate all aspects of meeting, from set-up to follow-up, to other team members as needed.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate database records for the Leadership and Major Gifts portfolio. Track portfolio activity and progress. Create reports as required by management that accurately reflect portfolio activity and performance.
  • Track portfolio activity and progress. Meet portfolio goals including number of donor meetings and meaningful, monthly personalized donor contacts.
  • Work with the National ACLU Mid & Major gifts staff to create coordinated strategies on shared donors, and to provide input and guidance on appropriate communications and solicitation methods for donors in their portfolio.
  • Coordinate with the Development Department on donor pipeline prospects and management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Donor Relations & Communications

  • Support the production of 5-8 cultivation events for all major and leadership donors throughout the year, varying in topics/staff and location to match interests, and maximize outreach.
  • Assist in the production of the department’s annual appeal and cultivation calendar.
  • Work with the appropriate staff to secure project information and use this information to develop materials directed at individual donors/prospects, such as highly personalized proposals or stewardship reports that detail progress resulting from a gift.
  • Assist the department in stewardship of major and leadership donors identify articles and other materials to send donors, reinforcing the importance of their support and our appreciation of their commitment to the ACLU, and share with other staff.
  • Stay well-versed in the current work of the ACLU, locally and nationally, and be an effective representative of the organization.

Other

  • Participate in the Development team as a cooperative, positive team player.
  • Help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional environment for employees and volunteers.
  • Develop a solid understanding of ACLU’s structure, programs, office protocols, and equipment.
  • Attend certain ACLU functions and assist in other ways as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements

·         Minimum of five years of experience working in the nonprofit industry, with at least three years of experience specifically in nonprofit fundraising, including progressive responsibility and a proven record of securing visits with prospective donors, and soliciting, closing, and stewarding mid and major gifts.

·         Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills. Ability to understand and follow many different areas of civil rights work, and to describe many different areas of work in a way that is concise, compelling, and easy to understand for donors and prospective donors.

·         Strong organizational skills. Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress towards achieving objectives. Familiarity with the concepts of moves management preferred.

·         Personal initiative, curiosity about people, and a sense of humor. Friendly, outgoing, and collaborative approach and a strong team-oriented style.

·         Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and donor databases, preferably Salesforce.

·         Must be available for travel within Southern California and limited travel outside California.

·         Must be available for some weekend and evening responsibilities.

·         Passionate about civil liberties and civil rights. A professional approach and a commitment to a workplace that values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances.

BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $76,000 – $86,000. Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance for staff members and their eligible dependents; life and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) plan with employer match; ample vacation and sick leave, and thirteen paid holidays.

How To Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample personally prepared by the applicant (NO Phone Calls PLEASE) to jobs@aclusocal.org or mail to:

HR Department—Individual Giving Manager
ACLU of Southern California
1313 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

ACLU of Southern California is committed to developing a culture of diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion and to strive to maintain a workforce that reflects the communities that we serve. The ACLU SoCal is an equal opportunity employer that does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable law.  We encourage all qualified individuals to apply and value people of all races, genders (including gender identity or expression), sexual orientations, disabilities, citizenships, ages, religions, and national origins and who have different marital statuses, family caregiving responsibilities, lived experiences with the criminal justice systems, and genetic information.  ACLU SoCal does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these characteristics.

Los Angeles, CA

Controller, The California Wellness Foundation

The Foundation:

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with over $900 million in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services. The Foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios that focus on equitable access to health care; safe and healthy neighborhoods; economic security; and community and organizational leadership. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. As the Foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolios.

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

Please visit http://www.calwellness.org for more information

Overview:

The California Wellness Foundation seeks an experienced, collaborative and exceptional Controller who will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities including the maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the Foundation reported financial results and ensure that reported financial results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. This position is part of a 6-person finance team.  It reports directly to the CFO and oversees the work of a Sr. Accountant and an Accountant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Has primary duty to manage the accounting and financial reporting functions of the Foundation. Oversees all accounting systems including general ledger, accounts payable and payroll.
  • Oversee the implementation of and compliance with Foundation investment policy, including, monitoring and reconciliation of custodian investment reports with investment manager statements; oversee quarterly investment accounting and ensure accurate recording and reporting of investment values.
  • Manage the preparation of financial statements and has overall responsibility for the annual financial audit and the preparation of the annual audited financial statements. Liaises with external auditors and the audit committee of the board of directors.
  • Develops the annual operating budget in consultation with executive management, ensuring the operating budget is in alignment with the operating plan and foundation’s strategic priorities.
  • Monitors monthly budget variances and reports to the executive management team.
  • Develops mid-year Forecast and monitors actual spending to budget and forecast.
  • Analyzes grant payout requirements and works closely with the grants management team to monitor grant payout and oversees pre-grant financial analysis of grantee financial statements.
  • Oversees the preparation of annual and/or periodic tax and regulatory filings including the Foundation’s 990-PF; Oversees the maintenance of tax accounting records for investments.
  • Oversees cash management needs.
  • Manage the financial analysis of operating expenses, cash forecasts, payout projections, investment performance and certain other trends and projections; develops, calculates and issues reports on financial and operating metrics.
  • Oversees, reviews and approves the bi-weekly payroll and 401 (K) contributions. Member of the 401(k) Plan Committee, ensuring compliance with Foundation policies and procedure and Federal regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Manages internal control processes and the continual improvement of accounting systems, processes and policies.
  • Manages, trains, develops and directs finance and accounting staff. Ensuring that positive relationships with bankers, investment advisor, investment managers, external accountants, grantees, community partners, staff, Board members and various constituencies are maintained.
  • Board Relations: Present annual operating budget and budget to actual analysis to the Executive Committee of the Board (quarterly) and the Board of Directors (annually).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will possess many or all of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of strategic leadership and career growth in a finance function at a complex and relevant organization (e.g. a foundation, large nonprofit, university, audit/consulting firm, etc.).
  • Clear record of achievement in financial management and experience with the intersection of finance, accounting, and compliance.
  • A CPA is a plus.
  • Experience with NetSuite accounting system is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP, investment theory, financial markets, tax concepts and regulations and financial analysis.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and ability to convey complex information and data visually and orally in a concise, effective, and engaging way.
  • An effective manager with demonstrated ability to develop strengths of individual team members and to build effective, values-based teams.
  • Ability and willingness to travel periodically.
  • Passionate about The California Wellness Foundation’s mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience in finance and accounting, combined with superb interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to adapt and respond thoughtfully to emerging needs and work quickly and effectively in a dynamic work environment. He or she will bring the knowledge and experience necessary to work with minimal oversight, as well as taking on additional project work. He or she will possess a high level of flexibility, strong written and oral communication skills, and exquisite attention to detail.

The California Wellness Foundation is guided by a set of Core competencies, that are the essential set of knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that enable its team to achieve their mission, goals and philosophy. These include:

  • Live Our Core Values: Our North Star. Modeling our values and using them in decision making and navigating challenges.
  • Drive Toward Innovation: Be bold. Experiment and learn from both successes and failures.
  • Make a Difference: Yes, we can. Own our responsibilities and our ability to make positive change.
  • Contribute to One Team: We’re in this together. Our success is a collective effort.
  • Show Courage: Be thoughtful but act on your convictions and be open to feedback.

Compensation and Culture:

For this position, the selected candidates starting salary may range from $154,600 to $192,200 per year, commensurate with skills and experience. The benefits package includes a variety of health plans, a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid time off, professional development and educational opportunities, matching gifts, and the opportunity to work at a mission- and values-driven organization.

How To Apply

To Apply

Lucas Group has been retained for this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by uploading their resume letter of interest and salary requirements at https://www.calwellness.org/mission/employment/#op-371755-controller

All correspondence will remain confidential.

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

The California Wellness Foundation and Lucas Group are equal opportunity employers. We welcome a diverse candidate pool. 

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

Los Angeles, Oakland or the Northern CA Region

Program Officer, The California Wellness Foundation

The Organization

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with approximately $1 billion in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services. The Foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes three interrelated portfolios: Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care; Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods; and Expanding Education and Employment Pathways. In addition, the foundation is proud of its $15 million initiative focused on women of color and its recent investments in the area of immigration.  Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. Its annual operating budget is approximately $13M, and its annual grantmaking is approximately $37M. In addition, Cal Wellness awards approximately $2 million in Program Related Investments (PRIs) each year.

As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including using the foundation’s voice to speak out on critical issues that affect health and wellness, and investing $50 million in mission related investments (MRIs).

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

THE PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT
The Program Officers will be part of a 14-member department headed by the Vice President of Programs who reports to the CEO. Each program officer will report to a seasoned Program Director and will have an opportunity to rotate portfolio assignments every few years. The programs team is supported by a cohort of program coordinators and the director of program operations. Program officers will interact with the CEO, the executive management team and the board of directors.

Please visit calwellness.org for more information.

Position Overview

THE OPPORTUNITY
This is an exciting time to join The California Wellness Foundation as we create new pathways for growth within our programs department. We are currently seeking three creative, innovative and visionary thought partners to accelerate the equitable distribution of the foundation’s resources by adding depth to our extraordinary programs team. Generalists with program management experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic, government and/or private sectors; a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); and experience across one or more of the strategic priorities within our Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy are preferred. Of the three new program officer positions, one will be based in the Humboldt or Redding areas of Northern California, and will be filled by a candidate with deep connections to issues impacting the lives of rural Californians (although the role will not focus solely on rural issues). The other two positions will be based in Los Angeles or Oakland.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidates will be aligned with our mission and values; possess strong program management, strategic and analytical skills; demonstrate exceptional communications and relationship-building aptitude to respectfully develop genuine connections with grantees and peer funders; and embody, through lived experience, applying a DEI lens to our work.

CORE COMPETENCIES

• Live our Core Values: Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Stewardship, Excellence, Learning, and Trust.

• Drive Towards Innovation: Be bold. Experiment and learn from both successes and failures.

• Make a Difference: Yes, we can. Own our responsibilities and our ability to make positive change.

• Contribute to One Team: We’re in this together. Our success is a collective effort.

• Show Courage: Be thoughtful but act on your convictions. Be open to feedback.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Grantmaking

• Review solicited and unsolicited letters of interest to determine fit with the foundation’s guidelines and priorities

• Review and analyze grant proposals and financial documents to determine strategy alignment, organizational capacity and effectiveness

• Conduct site visits with prospective and current grantees

• Perform programmatic and financial due diligence for all grant proposals

• Prepare and present cogent analytical grant recommendations to the Program Director and Vice President of Programs

• Present recommendations and analyses to CEO and the board as needed

Grant Monitoring and Learning

• Monitor the performance of active grants within assigned portfolios

• Monitor progress of grantees in achieving key objectives through the life of the grant and participate in discussions with grantees to help resolve issues

• Contribute to reports that communicate the alignment of grantee activities with portfolio goals and strategies, including grant recommendations, analyses and other documents

• Review and assess grantee reports and coach grantees, as needed, to support success

• Maintain and build content expertise by staying abreast of current research, data and trends in the health care, public health and social justice fields; and by attending and participating in relevant convenings and conferences

• Perform research and other assignments

Community Engagement

• Explain foundation priorities and procedures to grantseekers and respond to goal- and priority-related inquiries from grantseekers and the general public

• Represent the foundation at relevant conferences, meetings, briefings

• Participate in conferences, workshops, briefings and other professional development opportunities to remain current on issues and philanthropic best practices

Collaboration

• Develop and maintain teamwork with all staff members in a trustful, respectful, and cooperative work environment

• Participate as an active member in cross-departmental and foundation-wide activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• 5-7 years of experience in project development, nonprofit management, community organizing, fundraising, strategy development, and/or financial analysis

• Exceptional project management skills, including organization and attention to detail

• Solid understanding of the social determinants of health and the philanthropic, public and nonprofit sectors including knowledge in one or more of the foundation’s grantmaking areas

• Ability to work independently and prioritize duties: must work well under pressure, balance multiple and competing demands, complete work accurately under deadlines, and follow tasks through to completion

• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences while maintaining high professional and ethical conduct including maintaining confidentiality and exercising discretion

• Ability to maintain objectivity in proposal evaluations

• Excellent interpersonal skills, a strong customer service orientation, and desire to work in a collegial, team-oriented environment

• Excellent analytical, research, reasoning, problem‐solving and decision‐making abilities

• Superb written and oral communication skills, including solid presentation abilities

• Capacity to see how details fit into a bigger picture

• Comfort with receiving feedback and assisting others

• Flexibility in assuming additional responsibilities, as required

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and general computer literacy

• Strong alignment with the foundation’s values

• Willingness to travel up to 40%

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

• Desirable areas of expertise include (but are not limited to): health administration, health policy, public policy, health care, mental health, social work, communications, nonprofit business management, or a related field

• Experience with community-based organizations, community organizing, fundraising, corporate philanthropy, government, health professions, higher education, public affairs, or private foundations

• Understanding of program related investments

COMPENSATION

The starting salary range for this position is $86,600 – $108,200, commensurate with skills and experience. The full salary range for the role is $86,600 to $129,900. Highlights from our benefit package include: a variety of health plans, a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid time off, professional development and educational opportunities, matching gifts, and the opportunity to work at a mission and values driven organization.

How To Apply

The California Wellness Foundation is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting – a national strategic management consulting and search firm located in Oakland – for this search. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to references) to calwellness@walkeraac.com on or before 5:00 p.m. PST on Monday, March 16, 2020. Use the subject line: Program Officer Search. Submission via one combined PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred. Resume review begins immediately.

Questions or Nominations? Email us at calwellness@walkeraac.com or call (510) 834-2341.

The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.

Maraga, CA

Chief Executive Officer, Y & H Soda Foundation

The Organization

The Y & H Soda Foundation is an anti-poverty organization committed to uplifting the full participation and prosperity of low-income and underserved residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We aspire to create a more just, prosperous and caring community in the East Bay. We believe that every resident deserves an equal opportunity to develop to his or her fullest potential and contribute to community life. Since our founding 56 years ago, the Y & H Soda Foundation has become a trusted philanthropic leader in the East Bay known for helping to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations, especially in Contra Costa County. We address emergent issues by convening funders, nonprofits, businesses and government representatives to achieve a more significant impact on the lives and livelihoods of residents. We are committed to the principles and promise of inclusion, equity and justice for all as we carry out the mission set by our founders. Over the past 13 years, the Y & H Soda Foundation has been led by a respected, thoughtful, and visionary leader who is retiring this spring. Our Board of Directors now seeks an innovative, strategic and visionary Chief Executive Officer to build on past program accomplishments, deepen our racial diversity and equity practice, and lead us into a new phase of growth and impact.

ABOUT THE Y & H SODA FOUNDATION

The Y & H Soda Foundation was established in 1964 by Charles (Chet) Soda and his wife, Helen C. Soda. Deeply rooted in their Catholic faith and values, Chet and Helen envisioned a permanent resource to lift the strengths and capacities that inherently exist in communities across their beloved East Bay. This vision was inspired not only by Chet’s experience as a successful businessman in construction, but also as a widely recognized civic leader with a strong commitment to people, especially those struggling with poverty and isolation. The founders were also keenly aware that different times require different solutions to issues. Thus, Chet and Helen established a mission with the flexibility to respond to evolving needs.

With time, the Y & H Soda Foundation also evolved and we are about to enter our third phase of development. In the first phase, we directed our grantmaking to organizations that focused on Catholic education and safety net support. Our close connections to these early grantees and growing knowledge of philanthropic tools ushered the Foundation into our second and current developmental phase. We recognize that poverty in our communities has many root causes, from individual and family circumstance to historical systems and structures that facilitate economic opportunity for some, while preventing it for others. Consequently, with assets of $120 million, a staff of five and an annual grants budget of $5 million, we currently work to make a difference at the individual, community and policy levels by focusing on five strategic priorities: Family Economic Success; Grassroots Community Organizing; Immigration Legal Services; Safety Net Innovation; and Nonprofit Sector Development.

Program accomplishments include: convening the Contra Costa Safety Net Task Force, a multisector effort to respond to the Great Recession and focus attention on the issue of growing suburban poverty; the East Contra Costa STRONG Initiative, a nonprofit leadership development and capacity building initiative; and Stand Together Contra Costa, a public/private collaborative legal services and community education project responding to rising threats on immigrant rights and the related trauma to families in our community. Through our Family Economic Success program, we have contributed to building a cadre of economic and workforce development organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties skilled at improving the economic security of low-income residents. As a result, they are better positioned to take-on bolder economic initiatives.

In the spirit of continuous learning and dedication to the communities we serve, the Y&H Soda Foundation recently concluded a two-year, organization-wide training in racial diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This important endeavor was also motivated by changing demographics, a rapidly changing economy, and a widening income gap evident in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties as in other communities across the nation. With the help of a DEI consultant, we deepened our understanding and commitment to applying a DEI lens to our work, and developed an equity framework to guide future grantmaking and operations.

Now, at this pivotal moment in our development, the Y & H Soda Foundation seeks a new Chief Executive Officer to lead the next phase of impact and commitment to support low-income residents in the East Bay to develop their fullest potential to grow, learn, thrive and contribute to community life. The new CEO will be a trusted and strategic advisor to the Board of Directors to advance our vision and mission.

Position Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION
The successful candidate will be a proven leader in her/his field with strong communication and analytical skills, and a track record of building formal collaborative relationships across sectors. She/he will have substantial experience applying innovative and strategic approaches in one or more of our strategic priority areas. The candidate will possess working knowledge of how policy and associated systems and structures play-out at both the legislative and grass roots levels. Equally important, preferred candidates will possess knowledge and understanding of racial justice, social equity, racial and cultural difference, systemic and institutional racial bias, and sensitivity to issues concerning communities of color, as well as other diverse groups.

The new CEO will share the Y & H Soda Foundation’s fundamental values – compassion for those struggling; dignity and respect for individuals; learning from others through their life experiences and knowledge; and integrity in all we do – as well as our passion for the Foundation’s mission. In addition, she/he will have the ability to comfortably navigate within a range of community and professional circles, from the volunteer-run nonprofit in a low-income neighborhood to the board rooms of business, civic and legislative leaders. Our candidate will also bring to our close-knit office environment in Moraga the ability to promote an inclusive and supportive workplace culture.

While no one candidate will embody 100% of the qualifications we seek, the successful candidate will possess many of those stated above as well as the following professional and personal attributes, experiences and qualifications.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Board Partnership: Cultivates a strong partnership with the Board in setting strategies and policies consistent with our mission; leads Board development activities; assists in the recruitment of new Board members; and provides Board members with sufficient information to make sound policy decisions.

Strategic Leadership: Assures that we have a long-term strategy to achieve our mission and measure consistent and timely progress; leads the completion and execution of our new strategic plan; provides leadership in developing program, organizational, investment and financial plans by monitoring standards in the field and creating an environment in which our activities reflect best practice; and stays abreast of advances in the field of philanthropy, changing policies and social landscapes.

Operational and Organizational Management: Manages our human capital including maintaining an inclusive workplace culture; hires, evaluates, and develops staff, informing the Board of Directors of personnel matters, as appropriate; ensures that employment policies are enforced and in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and Foundation policies; directs grant making and program evaluation to assess overall strategic impact and monitor implications of learnings to continuously ensure effective grant making; oversees preparation and
monitoring of the annual budget and periodic reporting on our finances; monitors our investment activities to ensure that they are carried out in accordance with the investment policy statement; designs, reviews, maintains and implements all operational policies and guidelines for the Foundation and presents these to the Board of Directors for input and approval; ensures that we have the appropriate communication systems, physical space and technology to operate efficiently and effectively; and ensures that systems are in place to maintain accurate records and documents.

Community Relations: Represents and serves as our main spokesperson to the general public, philanthropic and nonprofit community, public officials and partner organizations; serves as an effective and strategic convener, community leader and bridge-builder; collaborates with other foundations, leaders in the field and key constituents to help deepen our impact; and oversees our communication strategies and tools to ensure consistency with our overall strategic objectives.

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

Required competencies and experience:

• Seven years or more of senior level management experience in the philanthropic, nonprofit, government and/or private sector

• Deep knowledge, connections and professional experience in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties

• Field knowledge and experience across at least two of our Strategic Priority Areas

• Experience building relationships with funders, grantees and other community and public sector leaders

• Demonstrated, practical understanding and application of race, equity, diversity and inclusion principles in an organizational setting

• Experience with board development, strategic planning, change management and employee engagement

• A Master’s degree in a related field (relevant experience in excess of the minimum requirements can be a substitute for an advanced degree)

Additional skills and abilities include:

• Approachable, ethical and humorous with strong emotional intelligence

• Philosophy of innovation, collaboration and movement building to create change

• Big-picture thinker capable of evaluating systems and developing solutions

• Excellent communicator across multiple audiences including grassroots organizations and peer funders

• Ability to coach, develop and inspire staff

• Appreciation of the power dynamics that shape grant making relationships and a commitment to building trust, two-way accountability and mutual respect, internally and externally

Compensation and Benefits

The Salary Range for this position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. There is an excellent benefits package including generious medical, dental, and vision plans: paid time off; and a retirement plan.

How To Apply

The Y & H Soda Foundation is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting – a national strategic management consulting and search firm located in the East Bay – to facilitate this search. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to yhsodafoundation@walkeraac.com on or before 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, February 28, 2020. Use the subject line: CEO Search. Submission via one combined PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred. Resume review begins immediately.  Questions or Nominations? Email us at yhsodafoundation@walkeraac.com or contact Constance Walker, President, at (510) 834-2341.

The Y & H Soda Foundation is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants of all races, religions, national origins, ethnicities, ages, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identities, marital status, veteran status, medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance are encouraged to apply.

Menlo Park, CA

Program Associate, Effective Philanthropy Group, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization

For more than 50 years, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, and make the philanthropy sector more effective. In addition, we also make grants for special projects and to address other timely For For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, and make the philanthropy sector more effective. In addition, we also make grants for special projects and to address other timely problems, such as challenges related problems, such as challenges related to cybersecurity and U.S. democracy.

The foundation was started in 1966 by engineer and entrepreneur William R. Hewlett and his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, with their eldest son, Walter Hewlett. Today, it is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States, awarding roughly $400 million in grants in 2019 to organizations across the globe to help people build better lives. Established through the personal generosity of the Hewlett family, the foundation is wholly independent of the Hewlett Packard Company and the Hewlett Packard Company Foundation.

The foundation has approximately 120 employees, in programmatic, operational, and investment roles, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Across the organization, our employees are challenged with meaningful work, have the resources for ongoing professional development and learning, and contribute to a collegial and engaging environment where they can thrive. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. The foundation offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

Position Overview

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation – a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world – is seeking a Program Associate to join the Effective Philanthropy Group. This is a unique role that will support the work of both the Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy Grantmaking programs in furthering our goals to strengthen the capacity of our grantee partners and the philanthropic sector. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented team player with strong organizational and project management skills, who enjoys working with others, and believes in our mission of strengthening our programs, nonprofit partners, and the field of philanthropy to achieve the common good.

As a member of the Effective Philanthropy Group, the Program Associate will provide administrative and project-related support for the Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy Grantmaking programs.

Philanthropy Grantmaking: With a $6 million budget, we build a stronger philanthropic sector by supporting two main strategies: Knowledge for Better Philanthropy and Fund for Shared Insight. We also manage a portfolio of membership grants to philanthropic sector infrastructure organizations on behalf of the foundation.

Organizational Effectiveness (“OE”): We believe that strong grantees are the engines that power the success of the foundation’s strategies. The OE program provides $7 million in targeted, capacity-building grants to organizations across the foundation’s programs for strategic planning, leadership development, and internal diversity, equity, and inclusion work, among other needs.

For more information on the Effective Philanthropy Group, please go to our web page, which includes a video about our team.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Philanthropy Grantmaking

  • Manage grant records and grantee information in the foundation’s grants management system, including legal and foundation-required documents.
  • Communicate regularly with and respond in a timely and courteous manner to all current and potential grantees.
  • Serve as liaison to foundation grants management, finance, and accounting departments for grant processing, including reports and payment schedules, and tax information on grantees.
  • Coordinate foundation-wide membership grants.

Organizational Effectiveness

  • Manage the OE grants process, including reviewing proposals for completeness.
  • Help train other staff on program guidelines and support staff on good OE grantmaking practices.
  • Work collaboratively with OE liaisons from each program to stay informed of OE proposal pipeline and make potential mid-year budget reallocations.
  • Provide OE-related resources to program staff across the foundation upon request.
  • Conduct data analysis and research to support programs in their OE grantmaking.

General Administrative Support

  • Manage travel, conference registrations, and other arrangements as needed.
  • Provide calendaring and scheduling support, including assistance setting up one-on-one and group meetings.
  • Prepare consulting agreements and serve as a point of contact for consultants; provide guidance on billing and expenses, as needed.
  • Prepare and submit program-related requests, subscriptions, reimbursements/expense reports, and other related internal documentation.
  • Provide support for strategy reviews and evaluations of our work; participate in strategy refreshes, evaluations, and monitoring as needed.
  • Serve as EPG’s board book coordinator and prepare docket memos and grant recommendations lists. Assist in reviewing and editing board memos.
  • Provide other support, as needed, for priority projects. Lead ad hoc research and analysis projects.
  • Occasional travel to conferences and grantee site visits.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong organization and project management skills, with a track record of consistently meeting deadlines. Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with multiple managers and handle multiple tasks independently.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, with a collegial spirit in sharing ideas and being willing to receive constructive feedback.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • The highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.
  • Excellent judgment, flexibility, good humor, and initiative.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and in the nonprofit sector.
  • Excellent computer skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Office. Demonstrated ability to learn and understand new systems and processes quickly.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience, and a minimum of three to five years working in administrative or related functions.
  • Interest in philanthropy, organizational development, and effective nonprofit practices; demonstrated experience in these areas a plus.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to spend extended periods of time at the computer.

How To Apply

Please apply online and submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your skills fit this position.

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

New Jersey

Philanthropic Advisor, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The Organization
ALSAC exists to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our staff is dynamic and diverse. Our skills are different, our professions are varied; but our mission is the same: support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. It’s more than a job; it’s a place where you can do what you love, and love why you do it.

#1 Hospital Charity in the Nation

#1 Health Non-Profit Brand of the Year

94% of Employees Agree ALSAC is a Great Place to Work

Ranked a Top 10 Non-Profit Organization by Revenue

Position Overview

Strategically cultivate, steward and solicit a portfolio of St. Jude donors, including current donors, Danny Thomas St. Jude Society (DTSJS) members and prospects.  Acquire new DTSJS members to ensure pipeline and revenue growth from Bequest and other planned gifts. Revenue from this program is the largest single grossing program within ALSAC, as well the 2nd largest Bequest program among all charities nationally.

  • Requires ability to speak and write in a clear and understandable manner for internal/external relations; to understand complex verbal or written instructions; understand data processing applications; negotiating skills and listening skills.
  • Ability to develop genuine and authentic relationships with high wealth prospects, older individuals, and people with diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge ordinarily acquired through Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years experience in development and/or planned giving/sales experience.
  • Development experience helpful but not essential.
  • Good writing and telephone skills essential as is willingness to work with seniors.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Must be willing to be trained in the basics of planned giving and achieve the ability to communicate with donors on a conversational level; requires travel approximately 50% to 70% of the time, including some evening and weekend work.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

How To Apply

Please Apply via the following link:

https://alsacstjude.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careersalsacstjude/job/Home-Office—NJ/Advisor—Philanthropic_R0003824

New York

Grants Associate, The Nathan Cummings Foundation

The Organization

The Nathan Cummings Foundation (the Foundation) seeks applications for the position of Grants Associate to join our Grants Management Team.  This role is a full-time position that is available immediately and is a great opportunity for a mission-driven candidate interested in a job in the philanthropic sector that provides stimulating challenges as well as developmental opportunities.

 The Foundation is a multi-generational family foundation, rooted in the Jewish tradition of social justice and committed to creating a more just, vibrant, sustainable, and democratic society.  As a family foundation, the Board of Trustees is actively engaged in the affairs of the Foundation.  Located in New York City, the Foundation’s grantmaking is concentrated in the U.S. with a history of support in Israel and is focused on four key areas: an inclusive, clean economy; racial and economic justice; voice, creativity and culture; and corporate and political accountability. The Foundation has also expanded its approaches beyond grantmaking through a strong fellowship program and impact investing. The Foundation encourages creative thinking and individual growth in a work environment where all employees, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, education, disability, genetic information or background are valued and respected.

Position Overview

The successful candidate will be a trusted partner capable of dealing with a variety of responsibilities in maintaining effective relationships with people at all levels on behalf of the program team.  They will be thoughtful, highly motivated, energetic, collaborative and congenial with well-developed communication and organizational skills.   This work is detailed-oriented and requires flexibility, patience, good humor, and discretion.  Perhaps more importantly, the GA must maintain a positive “can-do” attitude to deal with the norm, as well as the unexpected.  The ideal candidate will feel challenged and excited.

Principal Responsibilities Include:

Grants Management

·       Conducts preliminary due diligence on all potential grantee organizations, including verifying eligibility and compliance, and following up when necessary

·       Supports grant seekers with application submission and grant reports by communicating necessary requirements and specified deadlines

·       Track and follow-up with prospective and existing grantees to ensure receipt of financial statements, outstanding documentation and any other necessary materials to complete their profile

·       With the support of the Senior Grants Manager, oversee and respond to general inquiries from prospective and current grantees that comes in via mail, email, and telephone, involving the appropriate Program Team member, when necessary

·       Supports the Senior Grants Manager with weekly grants payment processing by coordinating and confirming with the Program Team

·       Aid the Senior Grants Manager in drafting and communicating grants related correspondence on behalf of the GM Team and in some instances, the Program Team

·       Supports the GM Team and other departments with the preparation of material, assembly and distribution of the Foundation’s board book

·       Supports Senior Grants manager with reports for legal, auditing, and requirements as requested by staff

·       Assists Senior Grants Manager and Program Team with grantee reporting, reviewing for completeness of applications and following up with grantees on outstanding issues

·       Assists the Senior Grants Manager with technical support

·       Troubleshoot matters concerning the grantee application portal

·       Assists the team in preparing dashboards and reports for information as requested by staff

·       Works with the Senior Grants Manager to ensure data integrity

·       Support with the maintenance of the grants database

Grants Administration

·       Provide administrative support with e-expense reports, travel arrangements, and drafting and editing correspondence

·       Supports the Grants Management Team’s projects by assisting the Senior Grants Manager in creating timelines and taking the necessary steps to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner

·       Coordinating administrative functions with Program Associates to ensure an exchange of knowledge coverage as it relates to tasks and assignments among the Grants Management Team and Program Team

·       Perform other duties or special projects assigned by the Senior Grants Manager

Compensation and Benefits:  Salary $70,000 – $80,000 annually, plus generous benefits including retirement plan, foundation-paid medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, TransitChek, long-term disability and life insurance, vacation and holidays, professional development and tuition reimbursement funds.

How To Apply

To apply – In one PDF file, please send a cover letter explaining why this position would be great for you and vice-versa; a current resume, two 2-4 pages of relevant writing samples, three references (at least two professional); and any other information that might be useful in evaluating your candidacy for this position.  Please submit applications to ncf.recruit@nathancummings.org.  The application review process will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.  No telephone calls, please.

Hiring policyThe Nathan Cummings Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that participates in fair-chance hiring practices, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. As an organization deeply committed to diversity of experience, NCF values and welcomes candidates from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds, including community-based organizations, policy organizations, government, national nonprofits, or the private sector.

 

This is an exempt position.

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New York, NY

Research Fellow, The Wallace Foundation

The Organization

The Research Fellow is a new role for The Wallace Foundation, designed as a one-year, part-time position (minimum of 20 hours/week), particularly well-suited for a graduate student working towards a Ph.D. and a portfolio of advanced scholarship focused on the intersection of equity and K-12 education leadership, youth development or the arts.

Position Overview

The position offers a distinct opportunity to integrate this scholarship to strengthen, deepen and expand Wallace’s knowledge base, inform our grantmaking, and participate in research design, while learning about the philanthropic sector. The position reports to the Director of Research.

At Wallace, research is an integral part of our strategy design grounded in our interdisciplinary teams, our commitment to learning, and our focus on dual goals for our initiatives: (a) benefits for our partners and those they serve, and (b) benefits for the broader field through credible, relevant knowledge. By comparison, at most foundations the focus for research is on evaluation of the work of the grantees or the foundation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Develop deep familiarity with Wallace’s published research about education leadership, youth development, and the arts, and the strategies guiding our initiatives to establish a foundation on which to build.

·         Conduct literature reviews, research scans, and analyses, to inform the exploration phase of strategy design, ongoing refinement of an initiative, a potential new area of interest, or a particular topic or tactic that supports the Foundation’s approach to grantmaking.

Examples of the projects include developing a thematic bibliography for equity-centered principal pipelines, and prepare summaries of relevant papers for internal use; and developing a bibliography and short syntheses on a range of research methodologies, e.g., culturally-responsive evaluation, research-practice partnerships, or improvement science.

·         Prepare and present the findings of the scans, reviews, and analyses using an approach that engenders discussion within the teams to refine the initiative design and knowledge question.

·         Stay current on, and share with the team(s) relevant trends and developments in the field, as well as new published research over the course of an initiative, to inform the team’s discussion of the impact of the research on our initiatives.

·         As requested, assist in the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs), managing grants for commissioned research, and contribute to the editorial review of new research reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Graduate student working toward a Ph.D. with a portfolio of advanced scholarship on the intersection of equity and K-12 education leadership, youth development or the arts.

·         Demonstrated experience conducting literature reviews and (co)-designing research studies.

·         Experience with critical research methods, either quantitative or qualitative, is preferred.

·         Preferred work experience in relevant practitioner settings, e.g. districts, schools, afterschool, intermediary organizations, or arts organizations

·         Capacity to work productively and contribute in Wallace’s interdisciplinary team approach

·         Exceptional project management skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

·         Excellent conceptual and analytical thinking skills

·         Outstanding communication skills: listening, writing, speaking

·         Resourceful, attentive to detail, and efficient in conducting scans and analyses

How To Apply

The Wallace Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to maintaining a diverse workforce where differing perspectives are a source of strength. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send their resume with a cover letter to HR@wallacefoundation.org by February 21. Please note “Research Fellow” as the subject in your email.

New York, NY

Managing Director, Enabling Strategies, Blue Meridian Partners

The Organization

Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to problems that trap America’s young people and families in poverty and limit economic mobility. We bring philanthropists together to make significant, multi-year investments that make it possible for social sector leaders to take their successful interventions to regional or national scale.
Today, Blue Meridian is evolving and extending its early vision for integrating the work of expanding solutions nationwide with regional and local strategies to produce the strongest possible outcomes for children and families. We are deeply aware of a growing body of research that highlights how place and economic mobility are inextricably linked and pervasive racial gaps in outcomes. We believe more cross-sector solutions are required to realize the potential of compounding benefits of coordinated work in communities.
In response to the needs identified by community leaders and a study of the challenges that seem to have stymied prior efforts, Blue Meridian is assembling a team to unlock significant new private and public resources for practitioners in order to accelerate place-based work across the country.

Position Overview

Managing Directors provide strategic leadership and help execute and innovate on critical business priorities for Blue Meridian Partners, including sourcing and leading Blue Meridian’s relationships with select investees.
Managing Directors are members of a dynamic leadership team. Operating with great flexibility and freedom while working closely with other Managing Directors, the CEO and Chief Investment and Impact Officer (CIIO), as well as Blue Meridian’s investment Partners they provide the leadership necessary to advance Blue Meridian’s mission.
Reporting to the CIIO, the Managing Director of the Enabling Strategies portfolio will refine and launch this new portfolio as a part of the team focused on the next generation of Blue Meridian’s regional investment strategy.

Primary Responsibilities
The Managing Director will oversee and manage, delegating and working with other team members where appropriate, activities that may include but are not limited to the following:

Lead Strategy and Investments
• Partner with the CIIO to refine and continuously improve the Enabling Strategies elements of Blue Meridian Partners’ regional investment strategy.
• Co-develop an outcomes framework and own, and deliver on strategic outcomes related to investments in enabling supports and strategies including outcomes related to the progress in place-based efforts served.
• Source, conduct and manage due diligence to explore opportunities and make investment recommendations, developing, with team, compelling and feasible investment recommendations.
• Manage the Enabling Strategies portfolio of investments overseeing and supporting their impact and performance.
• Capture ongoing learning from investments and broader trends to continuously inform and improve Blue Meridian’s and investees’ strategy and operations.
• Serve as an external spokesperson/representative of Blue Meridian and assist as needed with fundraising, BMP Partner engagement, and other activities.
• Develop relationships and partnerships with other relevant investors and aligned organizations to increase information flow and sourcing, leverage additional expertise or resources, and extend the reach and impact of the portfolio and strategy.
Lead Relationships with Investees
• Ensure investee leaders and their teams receive excellent relationship management and support from Blue Meridian.
• Earn and maintain the respect of investees and serve as a trusted partner and advisor to their CEOs and boards. This includes representing Blue Meridian Partners with investee boards and advising on strategy and scaling plans; evaluation and evidence building; board development; fundraising; organizational design; and human capital and communications.
• Develop and implement creative scaling strategies and plans. Craft performance milestones with investees and chart a roadmap to success.
• Develop and present regular progress reports to the Blue Meridian board and other Partners. Review and approve materials and talking points for Partner updates.
• Design and facilitate investee meetings, strategy sessions and performance reviews.
• Identify advisors, consultants and other resources to ensure robust support for investees.

Manage team and ensure tight alignment across Blue Meridian
• Oversee and participate in the recruitment, development and management of top talent to build and sustain a high performing team.
• Partner closely with other Managing Directors to ensure ongoing strategic alignment of portfolios.
• Oversee aspects of the board book content, contribute to and participate in board, Partner and committee meetings.

Qualifications
• Managing Directors must believe in Blue Meridian’s mission and be driven by personal values that align closely with Blue Meridian’s core values.

• At least 20 years of professional experience, ideally in for-profit, government and nonprofit environments, either in significant line-leadership roles managing initiatives or parts of organizations, or as strategy, financial and/or change-management consultants to the senior leadership of high-growth organizations. Experience with regional and community-based initiatives is essential. A Bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced studies or demonstrated derivation of overarching lessons and approaches from related experiences preferred.
• Perspective from direct experience living or working in communities with significant low income or otherwise disenfranchised peoples preferred.
• A track record of playing a significant role in an organization’s achievement of innovative results, demonstrating the ability to formulate and execute effective strategies, chart clear courses of action that require complex, multi-disciplinary teamwork, and the measurement of and accountability for results.
• Strong skills in developing and managing external and internal relationships and partnerships, working directly with senior executives, boards of directors and investors, leading teams, building and stewarding relationships, networks and agreements, and managing complex business associations.
• A superior ability to analyze, assess and conceptualize the implications of quantitative and qualitative data, sometimes amid disparate and even contradictory information.
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, comfortable engaging with and presenting at senior levels
• Highly energetic, self-motivated and entrepreneurial, able to balance a meticulous and highly rigorous professional approach with a flexible and empathetic responsiveness to the needs of others. While skilled at thinking and working independently and advocating own point of view, respects and solicits the contributions of others.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional, accessible demeanor, and the ability to work with and lead people with different backgrounds and experiences including in complex contexts and power dynamics.
• Strong computer skills with facility using popular document, spreadsheet, presentation, email, filesharing and other communication software.
• Willing to travel frequently.

How to Apply
For consideration, please include the following in your application:
• cover letter
• resume

Click the link provided below to apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=27ab89cc-b876-4114-acaa-53ba4507b26d&ccId=1586553128652003_2189&type=MP&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter

No phone calls or in-person applications, please.
Blue Meridian Partners, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability, age, military or veteran status, familial status, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

New York, NY

Managing Director/Senior Director, Portfolio Management and Operations, Blue Meridian Partners

The Organization

Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to problems that trap America’s young people and families in poverty and limit economic mobility. We bring philanthropists together to make significant, multi-year investments that make it possible for social sector leaders to take their successful interventions to regional or national scale.
Today, Blue Meridian is evolving and extending its early vision for integrating the work of expanding solutions nationwide with regional and local strategies to produce the strongest possible outcomes for children and families. We are deeply aware of a growing body of research that highlights how place and economic mobility are inextricably linked and pervasive racial gaps in outcomes. We believe more cross-sector solutions are required to realize the potential of compounding benefits of coordinated work in communities.
In response to the needs identified by community leaders and a study of the challenges that seem to have stymied prior efforts, Blue Meridian is assembling a team to unlock significant new private and public resources for practitioners to accelerate place-based work across the country.

Position Profile
Reporting to the Chief Investment and Impact Officer (CIIO), the Managing Director (MD)/Senior Director will work closely with staff to manage team operations to advance Blue Meridian’s strategy to help them achieve greater impact. They will also coordinate and drive ongoing partnership with leaders in the field.

Primary Responsibilities
The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Manage and Develop Process for Team Operations
The MD/Senior Director will drive strategy implementation including all team coordination, integration, and strategic process for a highly complex innovative portfolio of work. With the oversight and guidance of senior leaders, the MD/Senior Director will lead and contribute to activities including:

• Partner in strategy development and drive strategy implementation, managing a complex set of workstreams and underlying activities across ensuring coherence, rigor and timeliness of execution with a focus on achieving maximum impact while building and maintaining a strong team culture anchored on core values.
• Ensure seamless integration with the overall Blue Meridian organization leveraging shared services and ensuring shared learning and other synergies are realized. Specifically, act as point of integration for Blue Meridian staff –
including ongoing tight partnership with Communications, Finance, HR, other key leaders and the CEO’s Office.
• Lead implementation and continuous improvement of core processes including investing, measurement and evaluation, knowledge management, and internal and external communication.
• Cultivate a strong team culture grounded in agreed upon core values and guiding principles and reinforced by processes, systems, and norms such as collaboration, establishing and managing team meeting agendas and
norms, and launching team events, delegating where appropriate.
• Oversee the production of quarterly performance reports, capturing current performance, risks, and future potential. Contribute to the preparation of materials and talking points for Partner updates.
• Manage financial plans and budgets for area of responsibility.

Drive Strategic Initiatives and Field Collaboration
• Support initial strategy development in key areas.
• Design, in partnership with the team, key meetings with prominent field leaders, delegating where appropriate.
• Ensure leaders in the field and their teams receive excellent relationship management and support from Blue Meridian. Earn and maintain the respect of investees and be a trusted point of contact and advisor.

Qualifications
• Aligned with Blue Meridian’s mission and core values.
• At least 15 years (Senior Director) / 20 years (MD) of related professional experience, ideally gained in the social sector, preferably including philanthropy. A Bachelor’s degree is required, as well as advanced studies and/or demonstrated derivation of overarching lessons and approaches from related experiences.
• Perspective from direct experience living or working in communities with significant low income or otherwise disenfranchised peoples preferred.
• Experience managing complex projects, teams and relationships in the social sector, either in a line leadership role or as a strategy, financial and/or management consultant to senior leadership and boards of directors.
• Strong skills in developing and managing external and internal relationships with diverse constituencies in diverse environments. Track record of working directly with senior executives, boards of directors and investors.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills, comfortable engaging with and presenting at senior levels.
• Strong ability to analyze and assess complex quantitative and qualitative data, with experience in performance measurement and evaluation.
• Excellent organizational and project management skills, with a strong track record of delivering against agreed goals and milestones.
• Highly energetic, self-motivated and entrepreneurial, able to balance a meticulous and highly rigorous professional approach with a flexible and empathetic demeanor that is responsive to the needs of others. While skilled at thinking and working independently and actively advocating own points of view, respects and remains open to the contributions of others.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional and genial demeanor, and the ability to work with and lead
people with different backgrounds and experiences.
• Strong computer skills with facility using popular document, spreadsheet, presentation, email, filesharing and
other communication software.
• Willing to travel frequently.

How To Apply

For consideration, please include the following in your application:
• cover letter
• resume
Apply using the link provided below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=27ab89cc-b876-4114-acaa-53ba4507b26d&ccId=1586553128652003_2189&type=MP&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter

No phone calls or in-person applications, please.
Blue Meridian Partners, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national
origin, alienage or citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability, age, military or veteran status,
familial status, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by
law.

New York, NY

Managing Director, Places, Blue Meridian Partners

The Organization

Background
Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to problems that trap America’s young people and families in poverty and limit economic mobility. We bring philanthropists together to make significant, multi-year investments that make it possible for social sector leaders to take their successful interventions to regional or national scale.
Today, Blue Meridian is evolving and extending its early vision for integrating the work of expanding solutions nationwide with regional and local strategies to produce the strongest possible outcomes for children and families. We are deeply aware of a growing body of research that highlights how place and economic mobility are inextricably linked and pervasive racial gaps in outcomes. We believe more cross-sector solutions are required to realize the potential of compounding benefits of coordinated work in communities.
In response to the needs identified by community leaders and a study of the challenges that seem to have stymied prior efforts, Blue Meridian is assembling a team to unlock significant new private and public resources for practitioners to accelerate place-based work across the country.

Position Overview

Managing Directors provide strategic leadership and help execute and innovate on critical business priorities for Blue Meridian Partners, including sourcing and leading Blue Meridian’s relationships with select investees.
Managing Directors are members of a dynamic leadership team. Operating with great flexibility and freedom while working closely with other Managing Directors, the CEO and Chief Investment and Impact Officer (CIIO), and Blue Meridian’s investment Partners they provide the leadership necessary to advance Blue Meridian’s mission. AManaging Director may have oversight responsibility for Portfolio Strategy and Management operations.
Reporting to the CIIO, the Managing Director of the Places portfolio will refine and launch this new portfolio as a part of the team focused on the next generation of Blue Meridian’s regional investment strategy.

Primary Responsibilities
A Managing Director oversees and manages, delegating and working with other team members where appropriate, activities that may include but are not limited to the following:

Lead Strategy and Investments in Regional Initiatives
• Partner with the CIIO to refine and continuously improve the Places elements of Blue Meridian Partners’ regional investment strategy.
• Co-develop an outcomes framework and own and deliver strategic outcomes related to investments in comprehensive place-based partnerships and related elements of the regional investment portfolio.
• Conduct and manage due diligence to explore opportunities and make investment recommendations, developing, with team, compelling and feasible investment recommendations.
• Manage the Places portfolio of investments overseeing and supporting their impact and performance.
• Capture ongoing learning from investments and broader trends to continuously inform and improve Blue Meridian’s and investees’ strategy and operations.
• Serve as an external spokesperson/representative of Blue Meridian and assist as needed with fundraising, BMP Partner engagement, and other activities.
• Develop relationships and partnerships with other relevant investors and aligned organizations to increase information flow and sourcing, leverage additional expertise or resources, and extend the reach and impact of the portfolio and strategy.

Lead Relationships with Investees
• Ensure investee leaders and their teams receive excellent relationship management and support from Blue Meridian.
• Earn and maintain the respect of investees and serve as a trusted partner and advisor to a diverse range of senior leaders in a community. This includes representing Blue Meridian Partners with regional public sector leaders, regional funders, business and community leaders, and advising on strategy and regional investment plans; evaluation and evidence building; fundraising; strategy design; and human capital and communications.
• Craft performance milestones with investees and chart a roadmap to success.
• Design and facilitate investee meetings, strategy sessions and performance reviews.
• Identify advisors, consultants and other resources to ensure robust support for investees.
• Serve as an external spokesperson/representative of Blue Meridian and assist as needed with fundraising, Partner engagement, and other activities.
Manage team and ensure tight alignment across Blue Meridian
• Bring together national and local investments, as appropriate to ensure that our investment portfolio maximizes the potential of evidence-based programs in place.
• Oversee and participate in the recruitment, development and management of top talent to build and sustain a high performing team.
• Partner closely with other Managing Directors to ensure ongoing strategic alignment.
• Oversee aspects of the board book content, contribute to and participate in board, Partner and committee meetings.

Qualifications
• Managing Directors must believe in Blue Meridian’s mission and be driven by personal values that align closely with Blue Meridian’s core values.

• At least 20 years of relevant professional experience, ideally in a position of leadership within a place-based partnership, community foundation, or municipal government, ideally spanning the public and non-profit sector, and across silos that impact economic and social mobility (i.e. education, economic environment, built environment, public sector transformation). A Bachelor’s degree is required, as well as advanced studies and/or demonstrated derivation of overarching lessons and approaches from related experiences.
• Perspective from direct experience living or working in communities with significant low income or otherwise disenfranchised peoples preferred.
• A track record of strong strategic and operational thinking, demonstrating the ability to formulate and execute effective strategies, chart clear courses of action that require complex, multi-disciplinary teamwork, and the measurement of and accountability for results.
• Strong skills in developing and managing external and internal relationships and partnerships, working directly with city leaders, community leaders, senior executives, boards of directors and investors, leading teams, building and stewarding relationships, networks and agreements, and managing complex partnerships.
• A superior ability to analyze, assess and conceptualize the implications of quantitative and qualitative data, sometimes amid disparate and even contradictory information.
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, comfortable engaging with and presenting at senior levels
• Highly energetic, self-motivated and entrepreneurial, able to balance a meticulous and highly rigorous professional approach with a flexible and empathetic responsiveness to the needs of others. While skilled at thinking and working independently and advocating own point of view, respects and solicits the contributions of others.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional and genial demeanor, and the ability to work with and lead people with different backgrounds and experiences.
• Strong computer skills with facility using popular document, spreadsheet, presentation, email, filesharing and other communication software.
• Willing to travel frequently.

How To Apply

For consideration, please include the following in your application:
• cover letter
• resume
Click the link provided below to apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=27ab89cc-b876-4114-acaa-53ba4507b26d&ccId=1586553128652003_2189&type=MP&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter

No phone calls or in-person applications, please.
Blue Meridian Partners, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability, age, military or veteran status, familial status, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

New York, NY

Senior Associate, Portfolio Strategy & Management – Regional Investments, Blue Meridian Partners

The Organization
Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to problems that trap America’s young people and families in poverty and limit economic mobility. We bring philanthropists together to make significant, multi-year investments that make it possible for social sector leaders to take their successful interventions to regional or national scale.

Today, Blue Meridian is evolving and extending its early vision for integrating the work of expanding solutions nationwide with regional and local strategies to produce the strongest possible outcomes for children and families. We are deeply aware of a growing body of research that highlights how place and
economic mobility are inextricably linked and pervasive racial gaps in outcomes. We believe more cross sector solutions are required to realize the potential of compounding benefits of coordinated work in
communities.

In response to the needs identified by community leaders and a study of the challenges that seem to have
stymied prior efforts, Blue Meridian is assembling a team to unlock significant new private and public
resources for practitioners in order to accelerate place-based work across the country.

Position Overview:
Senior Associates support senior leaders to source and manage Blue Meridian’s relationships with select investees and develop innovative plans and / or investment roadmaps to help them achieve greater impact. Senior Associates may also support ‘innovation initiatives’ to expand Blue Meridian’s work.

Primary Responsibilities
The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Support Relationships with Investee Organizations

With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, a Senior Associate will:
 Contribute to, and sometimes lead, activities including research, conducting interviews, and analyzing data to support Blue Meridian’s sourcing and due diligence efforts to explore potential investment opportunities.
 Contribute toward investee leaders and their teams’ receiving excellent relationship management and support from Blue Meridian. Earn and maintain the respect of investees and be a trusted point of contact.
 Support the development and implementation of investee scaling plans and / or investment roadmaps that support the basis of investment recommendations. Support preparation of investment recommendations and help craft performance milestones with investees and chart a roadmap for success.
 Take ownership of investee performance reports, capturing current performance, risks, and future potential. Prepare materials and talking points for Partner and other updates.
 Contribute to the design, participate in, and sometimes facilitate investee meetings, strategy sessions and performance reviews.
 Recommend and participate in learning and evaluation activities to guide the evolution of programmatic work, including helping to develop convenings to review opportunities, challenges and progress across the fund and its investees.
 Work collaboratively with other team members to develop and implement program strategies to achieve significant and scalable impact, report regularly on the progress of those strategies, and recommend strategy adjustments to deepen the fund’s impact.

Qualifications
 Senior Associates must believe in Blue Meridian’s and be driven by personal values that align closely with Blue Meridian’s core values.
 At least seven years of professional/advanced academic experience in non-profit community-based work, local government, management consulting, philanthropy or a related field in the private or public sector preferred. A Bachelor’s degree and/or comparable and demonstrated professional or other experiences preferred.
 Perspectives from direct experience living or working in communities with significant low income or otherwise disenfranchised peoples preferred.
 Strong relationship skills, with the ability to represent Blue Meridian externally.
 Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional and accessible demeanor, and the ability to work with people with different backgrounds and experiences.
 Sophisticated and diverse analytical skills and facility in quantitative and qualitative methods are essential.
 Experience in building and maintaining performance measurement systems/reporting.
 Strong project management skills, including experience managing complex, multi-year projects.
 Strong oral and written communications skills are essential, including the ability to present to senior groups and craft well-written prose and PowerPoint materials.
 Demonstrated strategic and highly rigorous professional approach, balanced by a flexible and empathetic demeanor and responsiveness to the needs of others.
 Sound judgment and discretion, seeking input and feedback, listening well and sometimes making difficult decisions independently while understanding the need for collaboration and leadership’s endorsement of results. Open to finding creative, alternative solutions to challenges and disagreements that may arise.
 Results-oriented, with a track record of executing against agreed goals and deliverables.
 Strong computer skills with facility using popular document, spreadsheet, presentation, email, file sharing and other communication software.
 Willing to travel as needed.

How to Apply
For consideration, please include the following in your application: cover letter and resume

Click the link provided below to apply:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=27ab89cc-b876-4114-acaa-53ba4507b26d&ccId=1586553128652003_2189&type=MP&lang=en_US&selectedMenuKey=CareerCenter

No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

Blue Meridian Partners, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, genetic predisposition or
carrier status, disability, age, military or veteran status, familial status, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

New York, NY

Grants Management Assistant, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

The Organization

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY, and Washington, DC. Wellspring’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JOB SUMMARY:

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund seeks a Grants Management Assistant. The Grants Management Assistant will work under the direction of the NY-based Deputy Director of Grants Management to collaborate with and provide administrative support to a vibrant GM team of ten, split between New York City and Washington, DC.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

§  Serve as primary coordinator for grantee reports via the Reports inbox and Grantee portal:

o   Receive report submissions, review for legitimacy and accuracy, log in the GM database, and assign review workflows.

o   Send reminders regarding upcoming and overdue reports; follow-up with grantees at risk of being block-listed.

o   Respond to inquiries from grantees including requests for reporting templates and requests for extensions that are less than 30 days; elevate requests for longer extensions.

o   Cross reference report inbox emails and online report portal, and update any overlapping of report submissions.

o   Work with GM team and program staff to resolve any reporting questions or issues, and serve as back up reviewer of reports.

§  Support Wellspring’s Equivalency Determination program by loading documentation into the grants database, updating status fields, and assisting with periodic reviews of expiration dates and renewals.

§  Provide testing of new releases to GM database, identifying and elevating bugs to the Director or Deputy Director of GM.

§  Assist with contacts management in the GM database, including monthly updates of foreign grantee board members, and grooming of contacts details and roles.

§  Complete monthly scan of system for grants where all requirements have been met, and close them out.

§  Contribute to OFAC compliance by running relevant contacts through external database prior to each grant docket.

§  Assist with coordination of meetings, catered meals, and travel for the GM team, as well as the creation of the annual grants calendar and related reminders.

§  Take on special projects and other administrative tasks as needed; as time allows support grants management associates with intake of applications and initial screening tasks, including reviewing grantee financial documents.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

§  Above all this role requires a keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills, exceptional judgement and discretion, and proven ability to follow through on a project.

§  The ability to be flexible and solutions-oriented in a fast-paced environment is also essential.

§  You will thrive in this role if you bring a team-oriented approach, an understanding of the value of administrative work, a thirst for learning, and a sense of humor.

§  Comfort with technology required; Experience with relational databases and Microsoft Office important, but teachable.

§  College degree or equivalent experience required; 1-2 years of work experience in a professional office strongly preferred.

§  Spanish proficiency (written and spoken) preferred.

§  Knowledge of digital security (including recognition of phishing/spoofing attempts) a plus.

§  A commitment to continued learning on issues related to race, gender, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is required of all Wellspring staff as we value social justice as an organizational operating principle.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The team member may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range:  $50-$55,000 based on experience. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of the health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of the premiums for spouses, domestic partners and qualified family members). Wellspring also offers other benefits including life insurance, long‐term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), support for continuing education, up to $5,250 in annual student loan repayment or college savings assistance for qualified dependents and is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.

How To Apply

For employment consideration, please submit application to jobs@wpfund.org   Subject Line: “[Your name]— Grants Management Assistant” All applications must include:

·        a resumé;

·        a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity (i.e. job portal, referral, etc.) salary requirements (must specify actual amount and range); and a description of your fit for and interest in this role.

No phone calls please.

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

 

The application deadline is February 14, 2020.

New York, NY

Grants Management Assistant, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

The Organization

ABOUT WELLSPRING

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY, and Washington, DC. Wellspring’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

JOB SUMMARY

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund seeks a Grants Management Assistant. The Grants Management Assistant will work under the direction of the NY-based Deputy Director of Grants Management to collaborate with and provide administrative support to a vibrant GM team of ten, split between New York City and Washington, DC.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  •   Serve as primary coordinator for grantee reports via the Reports inbox and Grantee portal:
  •   Receive report submissions, review for legitimacy and accuracy, log in the GM database, and assign review workflows.
  • Send reminders regarding upcoming and overdue reports; follow-up with grantees at risk of being block-listed.
  •   Respond to inquiries from grantees including requests for reporting templates and requests for extensions that are less than 30 days; elevate requests for longer extensions.
  •   Cross reference report inbox emails and online report portal, and update any overlapping of report submissions.
  •   Work with GM team and program staff to resolve any reporting questions or issues, and serve as back up reviewer of reports.
  • Support Wellspring’s Equivalency Determination program by loading documentation into the grants database, updating status fields, and assisting with periodic reviews of expiration dates and renewals.
  •  Provide testing of new releases to GM database, identifying and elevating bugs to the Director or Deputy Director of GM.
  •   Assist with contacts management in the GM database, including monthly updates of foreign grantee board members, and grooming of contacts details and roles.
  •   Complete monthly scan of system for grants where all requirements have been met, and close them out.
  • Contribute to OFAC compliance by running relevant contacts through external database prior to each grant docket.
  •   Assist with coordination of meetings, catered meals, and travel for the GM team, as well as the creation of the annual grants calendar and related reminders.
  • Take on special projects and other administrative tasks as needed; as time allows support grants management associates with intake of applications and initial screening tasks, including reviewing grantee financial documents.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  •  Above all this role requires a keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills, exceptional judgement and discretion, and proven ability to follow through on a project.
  •   The ability to be flexible and solutions-oriented in a fast-paced environment is also essential.
  •  You will thrive in this role if you bring a team-oriented approach, an understanding of the value of administrative work, a thirst for learning, and a sense of humor.
  •  Comfort with technology required; Experience with relational databases and Microsoft Office important, but teachable.
  •  College degree or equivalent experience required; 1-2 years of work experience in a professional office strongly preferred.
  •  Spanish proficiency (written and spoken) preferred.
  •  Knowledge of digital security (including recognition of phishing/spoofing attempts) a plus.
  •  A commitment to continued learning on issues related to race, gender, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is required of all Wellspring staff as we value social justice as an organizational operating principle.

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The team member may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range:  $50-$55,000 based on experience. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of the health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of the premiums for spouses, domestic partners and qualified family members). Wellspring also offers other benefits including life insurance, long‐term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), support for continuing education, up to $5,250 in annual student loan repayment or college savings assistance for qualified dependents and is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.

How To Apply

For employment consideration, please submit application to jobs@wpfund.org   Subject Line: “[Your name]— Grants Management Assistant” All applications must include:

·         a resumé;

·         a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity (i.e. job portal, referral, etc.) salary requirements (must specify actual amount and range); and a description of your fit for and interest in this role.

The application deadline is February 14, 2020.

New York, NY

Chief Talent and Human Resources Officer, The Wallace Foundation

The Organization

The Wallace Foundation  is an independent, national philanthropy with $1.6 billion in assets based in New York City.  The Foundation – traces its origins back more than half a century to DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace, founders of The Reader’s Digest Association. H C Smith Ltd, a retained executive search firm,  is excited to partner with the Wallace Foundation in its search for a Chief Talent and Human Resources Officer.

The Wallace Foundation seeks to improve learning and enrichment for marginalized children and to foster the vitality of the arts for everyone.  In each of its focus areas – arts, education leadership, and learning and enrichment – the Foundation seeks to achieve “dual goals” by simultaneously creating benefits:

·         At the local level through supporting our grantees in delivering and improving

their services to their targeted beneficiaries, and

·         At the national level by identifying and helping to answer one or more significant questions whose answers are not known but which, if known, could help propel progress broadly in the field.

Most of the Foundation’s grantmaking is conducted through initiatives.  These strategic investments are several times larger and longer than is typical for its peer foundations. Using the “Wallace Approach,”   initiatives are designed and based on efforts to understand the context of the fields in which it works.  It funds programmatic work in the field to generate improvements and insights and catalyzes broad impact through the creation and dissemination to practitioners and policy makers of a broad range of accessible and useful studies, reports and tools emanating from the work.

Wallace initiatives are designed and implemented through interdisciplinary teams from program, communications and research units. Teams work collaboratively to create and implement strategies that capture the synergy of its members’ diverse knowledge, skills, experience and ways of thinking. Team members from program, communications and research units are responsible for managing the grants in their respective disciplines and for collectively coordinating the work of grantees across disciplines. The Wallace Foundation has 50 employees in three program units (arts, education leadership, and learning and enrichment), communications, research, grants administration, finance, information technology, investments, legal, human resources and office services.

The Foundation seeks employees who are highly skilled in their professions and derive energy from working collaboratively across disciplines.  Wallace employees need to be able to think analytically, communicate clearly, and work collegially with others from different backgrounds.  The Foundation values the flexibility to adapt to change, a desire to learn, and the ability to work productively both on one’s own and with colleagues inside and outside the foundation.

Position Overview

Chief Talent and Human Resources Officer

The Chief Talent and Human Resources Officer (CTHRO) works closely with and reports directly to the Foundation’s president. The position has two primary areas of focus: i) overall organization development, employee engagement, talent acquisition and management strategies, aiming to create high performance teams that enable the Foundation to achieve its mission within a culture that fully reflects its core values, and ii) the full scope of human resources including performance enhancement, compensation systems, benefits and policies, staffing and day-to-day employee relations. There is one direct report to this position, a human resource

specialist, and the position shares administrative support with the General Counsel. The CTHRO is a member of the Foundations’ senior management team and shares responsibility for overall strategic planning and organizational policy. She/he serves as a liaison to the Governance and Compensation Committee of the Board, and chairs the Administrative Committee, which has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Foundation’s retirement and deferred compensation plans.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organization, Team, and Individual Growth and Development

·         Leads efforts to engage staff in fostering the culture the Foundation aspires to – fully aligned with the values, including work on diversity, equity and inclusion.

·         Builds on analysis of various data sources (e.g., employee survey, 360 feedback, working groups and other input and feedback) and leads the discussion with the senior management team to design and implement Wallace’s annual organization development plan.

·         Supports directors in identifying the development needs of the teams/units they lead, develops a plan and researches resources to implement the plan, customizes for the team it serves, and provides ongoing support.

·         Designs and oversees processes to support the individual professional development of all staff at the Foundation.

·         Identifies external consultants to support the work – foundation-wide, with teams/units, and with individual employees. Reviews options and approaches with senior management and/or the individual director, develops the scope of work, and monitors for ongoing performance against agreed-upon deliverables.

Talent Acquisition

·         Collaborates with the hiring managers to develop position descriptions that reflect the responsibilities of the positions, qualifications required, and approaches that will attract a robust pool of diverse qualified candidates.

·         Identifies search firms, and with the hiring managers interviews and selects firms with the discipline/field expertise for the positions.  Firms must be capable of identifying and maintaining a robust and diverse candidate pool through to the finalist interviews.

·         Manages and participates in the recruiting process to ensure delivery of high-quality outcomes and timely results.

·         Designs and plays a key role in the onboarding process for all new hires at the Foundation.

Employee Engagement

·         Manages the performance enhancement system. Ensures the design of the annual process for performance feedback and goal-setting supports a developmental focus and is consistent across the Foundation.

·         Ensures Wallace’s policies and practices are competitive with the market, aligns with the values and the culture the Foundation aspires to, and in compliance with federal, state and local legislation and regulations.

·         Recommends changes to the senior management team as necessary.

Compensation and Benefits

The Foundation’s total compensation philosophy is to be competitive in the market so that it can attract, retain and motivate staff working together to advance its mission:

·         Works with the Foundation’s independent compensation consultant to prepare the annual review with the Governance and Compensation Committee of senior management and investment staff, and the review every three years for all staff.

·         Works with the compensation consultant to review design features of the incentive compensation plan for investment staff annually.

·         Manages Wallace’s health and welfare, and retirement plans (including incentive compensation plans for investment staff), ensuring they are competitive with the market, in compliance with legislation and regulations, administered in accordance with plan provisions, with timely and clear communications to staff on changes to build understanding.

·         Engages and manages external consultants, e.g., ERISA counsel, retirement plan investment advisor and benefit brokers to support this work.

·         With the human resource specialist, be a resource to employees and manage the day-to-day operational aspects of human resources.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate as part of a high-performing, integrated, senior management team in a mission-driven, values-based culture, actively contributing across the Foundation to improve how we work together and build trust.

·         Ability to actively contribute across the Foundation to improve working relationships while building trust, respect and a high degree of integrity.

·         A combination of:  The proven ability to design and lead strategic organizational cultural initiatives (in areas such as building high performance teams and diversity, equity and inclusion), and

·         Strong track record of employee relations experience with technical skills to deliver the full scope of excellent day-to-day human resources services to the Foundation staff.

·         Fifteen or more years of substantive experience as a Chief Human Resources Officer or similar role.  Relevant experience would include culture and organization development, and employee benefits and compensation and a reputation for driving HR best practices in organizations.

·         Excellent analytical, conceptual thinking, interpersonal, strategic planning and project management skills.

·         Exceptional listening, written and oral communication skills combined with a sense of humor, poise and presentation capabilities.

·         Experienced in mentoring and coaching employees at all levels of the organization.

HOW TO APPLY
The Wallace Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to maintaining a diverse workplace where differing perspectives are a source of strength. People of color are encouraged to apply.

The Wallace Foundation has retained HC Smith Ltd to conduct this search. All interested candidates are asked to contact Herbert C. Smith, PhD, Founder and President and Rebecca R. Smith, Principal at the following email addresses: hcsmith@hcsmith.com or rebecca@hcsmith.com.

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

New York, NY

Director of Communications, Foundation for a Just Society

The Organization

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

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

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

Position Overview

Working in close collaboration with the CEO and the director of programs, the director of communications provides strategic leadership, vision, and oversight of communications approaches that advance the foundation’s mission. Strategic communications is a critical part of FJS’s work through which we aim to transform public conversations about women, girls, and LGBTQI people and build support for movements that advance their rights. In addition, FJS gives dedicated communications grants, journalism grants, and accompaniment support. The director of communications oversees the integration of strategic communications across grantmaking, accompaniment, philanthropic advocacy, and execution of the foundation’s own communications strategy. The director of communications reports to the CEO and contributes to organization-wide decision making and projects through participation in the foundation’s management team, comprised of the CEO, chief financial officer, and the director of programs.

This position leads and supervises FJS’s communications team, including a communications officer, a communications associate, and a cadre of communications consultants. The ideal candidate for this position is a strategic thinker and leader who inspires and motivates team members through a management style that centers relationship building, collaboration, prioritizes leading by example, and incorporates ongoing feedback. This is a full-time position that requires international and domestic travel (approximately 5-10%).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategic Leadership + Management

●      Provide strategic leadership, vision, and oversight of communications approaches that advance the foundation’s mission.

●      Develop, adopt, and monitor concrete and realistic communications objectives that align with FJS’s mission, vision, values, and strategies.

●      Support the integration of communications across the organization.

●      Work with program staff to determine communications needs and establish a culture in which communications work is fully integrated into programs.

●      Present the foundation’s communications work to the Board of Directors; produce updates on emerging trends and opportunities.

●      Participate in meetings, convenings, and working groups to maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends in communications, movements, and journalism and build effective collaborations and alliances with peers and other stakeholders to advance FJS’s philanthropic advocacy priorities.

●      Directly supervise communications staff (communications officer and future communications associate) and consultants; lead onboarding and professional development of communications staff.

●      Develop budgets and work plans and monitor progress.

●      Participate in FJS’s management team.

Grantmaking

●      Oversee and support the advancement of communications goals in FJS’s regional grantmaking strategies, as guided by program staff.

●      Support regional program teams with implementing their grantmaking strategies for strategic communications and journalism, helping to identify and build relationships with current and prospective grantee partners.

●      Support communications staff to implement the communications accompaniment grantmaking program, focused on providing grantees with dedicated funding for communications.

●      Manage communications grants that are not included in regional portfolios (e.g., donor collaboratives).

●      Develop in-depth knowledge and strategic analysis of the communications elements of the foundation’s regional and global grantmaking.

●      Assist with the development of communications goals, indicators, and mechanisms for data collection and analysis within the learning, monitoring, and evaluation process.

Corporate Communications

●      Manage the foundation’s public identity to ensure mission, brand, and message continuity, integrity, and effectiveness.

●      Ensure communications activities and materials are aligned with the foundation’s mission, vision, values, and strategies.

●      Oversee content creation and audience engagement (e.g., website, social media).

●      Collaborate with communications team to recruit and manage relationships with outside consultants and vendors that support communications activities — including digital communications manager, writers, editors, researchers, designers, translators, transcribers, photographers, videographers, media relations, and web developers — to ensure results are achieved on time and on budget.

●      Contribute to operational needs pertaining to communications, including policy development and implementation, risk management, and staff training.

Perform any other related duties or tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

●      Knowledge of, passion for, and firm grounding in grassroots, global women’s, girls’, and LGBTQI rights movements, with an emphasis on the leadership of women, girls, and LGBTQI people from marginalized communities.

●      At least seven to ten years of professional experience overseeing communications within the women’s, LGBTQI rights, or social justice fields with progressively increasing management responsibility.

●      Exceptional leadership and management skills with a minimum five years of experience managing and growing staff from diverse backgrounds.

●      Adept at leading communications and advocacy strategy development from conceptualization to completion, balancing long-term strategic thinking with short-term tactical actions and analysis.

●      Ability to create and operationalize innovative approaches to communications and advocacy, and take calculated risks in support of the foundation’s mission.

●      Strong political analysis and understanding of intersectionality in movements and organizational practice.

●      Understanding of communications and philanthropic advocacy measurement and analysis.

●      Strong project management skills; ability to run multiple projects simultaneously and work swiftly under competing deadlines.

●      Exceptional written and oral communications skills, including editing the work of others, and ability to communicate clearly and persuasively to a variety of audiences and stakeholders.

●      Excellent interpersonal skills, including sensitivity to cultural communication differences, and ability to work well with team members.

●      Ability to listen actively, synthesize input, build consensus, and respond effectively to feedback and to opportunities and challenges.

●      Proven experience maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professional conduct.

●      Eligibility to work in the United States.

PREFERRED ASSETS

●      Fluency in Spanish and/or French.

●      Experience in a grantmaking foundation.

●      Experience working in philanthropy and with groups in the Global South.

●      Expertise in journalism that supports and elevates voices of movements.

COMPENSATION AND CULTURE

FJS offers a benefits package that includes:

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

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

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

·      100% employer-paid life insurance, supplemental short-term disability, and long-term disability.

·      Generous parental leave with full salary continuation.

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

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

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

How To Apply

The search is being led by Amy Segelin, Partner at Chaloner.  Please email your resume and note of interest to amy@chaloner.com.

New York, NY

Philanthropy Gift Officer, Compassion & Choices

The Organization

COMPASSION & CHOICES works to create a society that affirms life and accepts the inevitability of death, embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers everyone to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities and beliefs. To make this vision a reality, we improve care, expand options and empower everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

Position Summary: 

The Philanthropy Gift Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting five and six figure gifts from prospects and major donors living in the north east with an emphasis on the New York City metro area. The ideal candidate must have a track record of soliciting and closing major and principal gifts, an understanding of moves management and demonstrated experience developing long term philanthropic relationships while consistently meeting fundraising goals. Experience closing five- and six-figure gifts and higher from individuals is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 130 current donors utilizing moves management to renew and increase giving.
  • Work with the Chief Development Officer, program staff and other leadership to begin and maintain a fast pace of cultivating and soliciting gifts from current and prospective donors.
  • Work with organizational leadership and current supporters to identify new prospects capable of making major or principal gifts.
  • Coordinate and manage local events and activities that engage current and prospective donors.
  • Collaborate with the program team on overall fundraising opportunities within the region.
  • Contribute by employing and role-modeling key processes and programs that support an office-wide emphasis on collaborations, efficiencies and metrics/performance based outcomes.

Position Qualifications: 

Compassion & Choices seeks a candidate with:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or Non-Profit Management.
  • At least five years of development experience with demonstrable proof of fundraising success, ideally raising gifts of $25,000 or more.
  • Prior responsibility for development strategy and planning in a large nonprofit or policy organization.
  • Political organizational fundraising experience and/or staffing principals is preferred
  • A demonstrated commitment to progressive issues, candidates and/or institutions
  • Some management experience as part of a development team

Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have:

  • The ability to work quickly and effectively with a broad range of people and as part of a team
  • The ability to read and interpret documents and reports. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from donors.
  • Ability to effectively present information to donors, volunteers, organizational management, and public groups.
  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • The Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • The working knowledge of Microsoft Office, donor databases, and basic prospect research tools.
  • A strong work ethic and ability to adapt in a fast-changing environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A willingness to take initiative and work with minimal supervision

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

Supervisory Role:  N/A

Based in:  New York metro area

Positions Available: One

Start Date:  Immediately

Travel: Must be able and willing to travel (overnight and possible weekends); 20% of travel. Travel costs and mileage are  employer paid.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

How To Apply

Applicants should email HR@compassionandchoices.org and must include a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample and salary requirements as one PDF document. Email MUST reference “PHILANTHROPY GIVING OFFICER – NORTH EAST” in the subject line. No calls, please.

COMPASSION & CHOICES seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool in the belief that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving our goals.

Oakland, CA

Chief Financial Officer, East Bay Community Foundation

The Organization

Founded in 1928 and supported by over 400 local donors, the East Bay Community Foundation partners with fundholders, social movements, and the community to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes for all who call the East Bay home. The Foundation is committed to advancing a Just East Bay; where all members of our community are treated fairly; resulting in equitable opportunity and outcomes for all.

Today, EBCF manages over $400 million in community-based assets and offers charitable tools, funds, and investment options to enable donors to give smartly. For more information, visit ebcf.org

Position Overview

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a critical role in leading the financial functions of EBCF, which holds more than $800 million in assets. Reporting to the President & CEO, the CFO will manage a team of four; partner with colleagues on the senior leadership team of eight; and oversee budgeting, forecasting, reporting, financial analysis and accounting. The CFO will also be responsible for Investment Management, in conjunction with the President & CEO, Board of Directors and relevant committees of the Board.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, collaborative and results-oriented financial leader who is committed to our vision of establishing an inclusive, fair and just East Bay, and motivated by working with an organization experiencing significant growth and change.

Core Responsibilities

Financial Management

 Develops financial strategy and models to support EBCF’s mission

 Oversees all finance and accounting functions, including financial reporting, audits and tax preparation

 Works closely with the Board’s Finance Committee and Senior Staff

 Develops and manages dynamic financial and business planning models and metrics

 Manages and anticipates opportunities and challenges related to financial systems

 Establishes strong external relationships with auditors, attorneys, vendors, service providers and other financial entities

 Ensures all financial audits and related filings are completed on deadline and that the EBCF remains in good financial standing

Strategic Investment Management

 Reviews and recommends strategic investment strategies to the President & CEO and Board of Directors

 Directs and provides oversight of investment management activity, working closely with Investment Advisors, the Board’s Investment Committee and Senior Staff

 Serves as primary point of contact on all aspects of executing investment decisions approved by the Board of Directors

 Maintains records of all investments and is responsible for reporting investment performance to the Board

 Provides leadership and is responsible for strengthening EBCF’s socially responsible investment strategies and policies

Team Management

 Manages a team of four experienced team members across the Finance and Accounting functions

 Leads the team to achieve ambitious results while supporting a high standard of excellence, service delivery and accountability

 Builds team culture and supports team members’ learning and professional development

Organizational Leadership

 Provides strategic and financial guidance on all matters related to the President & CEO and various Board Committees

 Serves as a member of EBCF’s Senior Leadership Team

 Partners with the Board and the Senior Leadership Team on key strategic issues and decisions, informed by rigorous financial analysis and risk assessment

 Contributes to an organization-wide culture of financial accountability that empowers leaders to take ownership of their team’s budget and financial needs

Required Skills and Competencies

The Ideal Candidate will have the following qualifications:

 An MBA, CPA or both

 Certification in Investments

 A minimum of 7-10 years of Senior-Level Financial Management and/or Investment experience in the non-profit or philanthropic sector

 Exceptional analytical skills, including financial planning, forecasting and modeling

 Demonstrated experience with banking and investment industries, including using environmental, social and governance practices for socially responsible and impact investing

 Proven financial systems literacy to evaluate and enhance current systems and processes

 Demonstrated passion for social justice, alongside excellent communication and relationship building skills to establish rapport and improve financial literacy at all levels of an organization

 Demonstrated team management and organizational leadership experience as a results-oriented leader who collaboratively develops data-driven, innovative and effective solutions

 Experience hiring and managing legal counsel and consultants

 Experience negotiating contracts, lease and general corporate agreements

 Familiarity with fund accounting and multiple giving vehicles in philanthropy, including trust and legacy gifts

 Familiarity with lobbying and advocacy standards and rules

Compensation

This position offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, in line with the field of philanthropy.

How To Apply

The East Bay Community Foundation is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting – a national strategic management consulting and search firm located in the East Bay – to facilitate this search. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to eastbaycommunityfoundation@walkeraac.com on or before 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, March 13, 2020. Use the subject line: CFO Search. Submission via one combined PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred. Resume review begins immediately.

Questions or Nominations? Email us at eastbaycommunityfoundation@walkeraac.com 

The East Bay Community Foundation does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law and is an employment-at-will company. EBCF is an equal-opportunity employer. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply

Oakland, CA

Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Public Affairs, The California Wellness Foundation

The Organization

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with more than $900 million in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services. The Foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes three interrelated portfolios: Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care, Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods, and Expanding Education and Employment Pathways. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. Its annual operating budget is approximately $13M, and its annual grantmaking is approximately $35M.

As the Foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolios.

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

Please visit calwellness.org for more information.

Position Overview

The California Wellness Foundation is seeking an experienced administrative professional to provide executive support to the Vice President of Public Affairs. The Public Affairs department is responsible for the foundation’s communications, community relations and public policy work.

At Cal Wellness, an executive assistant (EA) performs work well beyond the scope of entry-level assistants.  The EA becomes the right hand of the executive, with the goal of taking on any administrative or project-related tasks in order to allow the executive to focus on department- and enterprise-wide priorities. EAs report directly to a member of the executive management committee, which includes the CEO, CFO, Vice President of Programs, Vice President of Public Affairs, and Vice President of Operations.

EAs provide administrative support primarily to their EMC member, as well as limited support to the department’s directors.  EAs are responsible for a wide variety of complex and critical executive administrative duties and serve as a key representative of the executive’s office.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain executive’s calendar, scheduling meetings, and coordinate related arrangements.
  • Manage logistics for executive’s travel, making reservations and coordinating any related needs.
  • Manage expense reporting, ensuring timely submission of materials through Concur.
  • Develop and track contracts and consulting agreements to support department work, coordinating with project leads in the department as well as the Operations and Finance teams.
  • Design, implement and maintain efficient processes to manage administrative work within the department.
  • Work closely with EAs across the foundation to coordinate meeting logistics and project work for foundation executives.
  • Plan and manage logistics for meetings and events, including vendor and venue selection and budget management.
  • Manage meeting materials and documentation, including agenda planning, note taking, synthesizing outcomes, and distribution of advance materials as well as follow-on action items. Follow up with task owners to ensure completion.
  • Develop and/or review, format, and proofread correspondence, presentation materials, and other documents to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of operational practices, policies, and procedures.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERIENCE

  • Monitor and triage incoming email communications via the foundation’s website.
  • Provide backup support for digital communications, including website and social media postings, email newsletters and intranet updates.
  • Organize and advise on structure to maintain electronic files for the department.
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend productivity tools, in consultation with IT, to create efficiencies and improve coordination of department work.
  • Collect information to inform Public Affairs work as needed, including articles and media reports, public policy information, and other background materials on a variety of issues.
  • Experience developing content or managing digital communications (e.g. websites, social media channels, electronic newsletters) for a professional organization is a plus.
  • Exposure to the philanthropic and/or nonprofit sector and experience working in a communications/public relations, public policy, or public affairs department or organization is a plus

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The EA position requires deep proficiency in a broad range of administrative and operational activities. The ideal candidate has superb interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, the ability to anticipate needs as well as adapt and respond thoughtfully to emerging issues, and the ability to work quickly and effectively in a dynamic environment.

The position requires clear, effective communications skills; a high level of discretion, critical thinking and judgement in handling sensitive and confidential information; and advanced organizational and prioritization skills necessary for multitasking and keeping the supervising executive on track, on time and informed.

REQUIREMENTS, QUALIFICATIONS AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to anticipate the executive’s needs and make independent decisions when necessary.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Ability to proactively problem solve, identifying and implementing effective solutions, even when there is a lack of clear process or standards.
  • Good judgement in balancing independent work with the need to seek guidance and ensure alignment on top priority initiatives.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse population.
  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and follow through to effectively manage workflow.
  • Ability to plan ahead and work within deadlines.
  • Strong time management skills, effectively managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality when handling sensitive materials and issues.
  • Self-awareness and the ability to assess one’s own strengths and weaknesses; willingness to pursue training and development opportunities to continuously build knowledge and skills and share expertise with others.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, with ability to create high-level presentations.
  • Occasional domestic travel, primarily between foundation offices in Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif.

Travel

  • Occasional domestic travel, primarily between foundation offices in Los Angeles and Oakland, California.

Core Competencies

  • The ideal candidate will embody Cal Wellness’ core competencies:
  • Live our Core Values: Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Stewardship, Excellence, Learning, and Trust.
  • Drive Towards Innovation: Be bold. Experiment and learn from both successes and failures.
  • Make a Difference: Yes, we can. Own our responsibilities and our ability to make positive change.
  • Contribute to One Team: We’re in this together. Our success is a collective effort.
  • Show Courage: Be thoughtful but act on your convictions. Be open to feedback.

COMPENSATION

For this position, the selected candidates starting salary may range from $72,200 to $90,200 ($34.71 to $43.36 per hour), commensurate with skills and experience. Highlights from our benefit package include: a variety of health plans, a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid time off, professional development and educational opportunities, matching gifts, and the opportunity to work at a mission and values driven organization.

How To Apply

Please upload your resume and letter of interest to the link here:

https://calwellness79804.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0383b?cjb_hash=O_lSEj53&apply_now=true

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our application process, please let us know.

The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.

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

Oakland, CA

Office Services Coordinator, The California Wellness Foundation

The Organization

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with approximately $1 billion in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services. The Foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes three interrelated portfolios: Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care; Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods; and Expanding Education and Employment Pathways. In addition, the foundation is proud of its $15 million initiative focused on women of color and its recent investments in the area of immigration.  Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. Its annual operating budget is approximately $13M, and its annual grantmaking is approximately $37M. In addition, Cal Wellness awards approximately $2 million in Program Related Investments (PRIs) each year.

As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including using the foundation’s voice to speak out on critical issues that affect health and wellness, and investing $50 million in mission related investments (MRIs).

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

Please visit calwellness.org for more information.

Position Overview

The California Wellness Foundation seeks an energetic, well-rounded and professional Office Services Coordinator to join our team.  The Office Services Coordinator will be a hub for the entire Oakland office (a staff of approximately 14).  This position will engage in general office operations and procedures to ensure staff operate effectively, efficiently and safely. This position will be seated at the front desk of the office (the office is not open to the public), and will be responsible for overseeing the reception area, mail, kitchen, supplies, and general facilities. They will also manage key areas of facilities and vendors and provide administrative support to multiple departments.  The selected candidate must demonstrate critical customer service skills, and they must be able to handle multiple projects, managing their time, and presenting a friendly, efficient experience to internal and external customers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Support for Operations—75%

 Guests:

  • Greets and accommodates the needs of guests and visiting staff; arranges visitors’ access with security staff; arranges any needed transportation; maintains a clean, professional and clutter-free reception area.
  • Coordinates scheduling and setup of conference rooms, Board rooms and equipment for meetings utilizing an online request process.
  • Provides logistical support for external constituents (up to 25 people) who are utilizing our space for meetings.

Customer Service

  • Monitors, responds to and takes action on in-office requests/tickets
  • Technical support liaison for Oakland staff with IT/outside support.
  • Basic phone assistance to grant applicants and grantees around applications and reporting
  • Assist with grantee back-coding/data clean-up efforts (Grants Management).
  • Assists with new employee set-up and onboarding orientation.

Communications:

  • Receives, sorts, sends and distributes general mail correspondence, packages and notices, including with UPS and FedEx; reconciles packing invoices with receipt of supplies and other products.
  • Receives, prescreens, directs and relays incoming telephone calls, telephone messages and other electronic messages; responds to basic inquiries about the Foundation’s grantmaking program; and directs grantees and other callers to appropriate staff or website.
  • Manage Cal Wellness General Calendar.

Supplies:

  • Orders and maintains kitchen supply inventory and food items; organizes food and refreshments for various staff meetings and celebrations, including coordinating catering orders.
  • Orders and maintains office supply inventory, including letterhead and envelope materials, first aid supplies, and emergency supplies in a cost effective and organized manner.
  • Stocks all common office areas and equipment with adequate provisions and keeps areas organized, well-maintained and clean.

Facilities:

  • Maintains and coordinates the effective operation, maintenance and servicing of assigned office and equipment, including kitchen appliances, shredders, postage meters and other office equipment.
  • Oversees janitorial and cleaning services to ensure the common areas of the Foundation are clean and well-maintained, including overseeing any plant services.
  • Oversees the maintenance and alteration of office areas and equipment, as well as layout, arrangement and housekeeping of office facilities; oversees the ordering and maintenance of office furniture; assists with and coordinates staff’s office moves within the building.
  • Manages relationships with vendors, service providers and the landlord, ensuring all items are invoiced and paid as required in accordance with approval and tracking processes.
  • Interacts with building management to resolve building-related issues and problems, including maintenance issues, building access, employee and guest parking, insurance certificates, property removal, e-waste and building closures; uses building-related software to properly communicate open items and monitor staff safety tests.
  • Liaison for Oakland’s vendors for IT/VP of Operations.
  • Coordinates annual emergency preparedness training; maintains fire extinguishers; may facilitate fire drills as floor warden; may be point person for office security issues.

Support for the Programs Team—25%

  • Reports to the Director of Program Operations.
  • Support with Concur reports for Program Directors/Director of Programs Operations.
  • Scheduling support.
  • Data input as needed.
  • Coordinate and manage meeting materials, notes, etc.
  • Order food and coordinate logistics for meetings.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Three or more years of general office or administrative experience; proven office management, administrative or assistant experience; accounting, data management and/or inventory management experience.
  • Proficiency with office management systems and procedures; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SharePoint); proficiency in the use of telephone systems, postage meter usage and Fed Ex software; proficiency with Internet research, vendor portals and online inventory and ordering systems.
  • Excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to interact with a diverse population.
  • Pleasant and professional attitude and demeanor.
  • High level of flexibility and responsiveness with the ability to shift priorities quickly and as organizational demands require.
  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines and taking initiative to make confident decisions quickly and under pressure.
  • A “can-do” attitude for all situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A proactive ability to anticipate needs and changes, then react efficiently with independent and sound judgement.
  • Professionalism and the ability to work under pressure when given a task of vital importance.
  • A passion for learning new things, continual improvement and sharing best practices.
  • Determination, self-motivation and eagerness to take on new challenges.
  • Ability to be calm under pressure.
  • Exceptional work ethic, discretion and trustworthiness.
  • Ability to function and interact on a professional level to sustain the mission, culture and best interests of the Foundation.
  • Ability to understand and consider organizational culture and organizational change.
  • Ability to contribute a fun and creative approach to team activities and morale.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Good logical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good math, spelling and editing skills.

Travel

  • Periodic travel to our Los Angeles headquarters office may be required.

Core Competencies

  • The ideal candidate will embody Cal Wellness’ core competencies:
  • Live our Core Values: Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Stewardship, Excellence, Learning, and Trust.
  • Drive Towards Innovation: Be bold. Experiment and learn from both successes and failures.
  • Make a Difference: Yes, we can. Own our responsibilities and our ability to make positive change.
  • Contribute to One Team: We’re in this together. Our success is a collective effort.
  • Show Courage: Be thoughtful but act on your convictions. Be open to feedback.

COMPENSATION

For this position, the selected candidates starting salary may range from $22,60/hour ($47,000 annualized) to $28.27/hour ($58,800 annualized), commensurate with skills and experience. Highlights from our benefit package include: a variety of health plans, a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid time off, professional development and educational opportunities, matching gifts, and the opportunity to work at a mission and values driven organization.

For this position, the selected candidates starting salary may range from $22,60/hour ($47,000 annualized) to $28.27/hour ($58,800 annualized), commensurate with skills and experience. Highlights from our benefit package include: a variety of health plans, a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid time off, professional development and educational opportunities, matching gifts, and the opportunity to work at a mission and values driven organization.

How To Apply

Please upload your resume and letter of interest through the link here:

https://calwellness79804.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk035m6?cjb_hash=O_HdzX30&apply_now=true

If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our application process, please let us know.

The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.

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

Oakland, CA

Investment Associate, Self-Help Credit Union

The Organization

Self-Help is a leading national community development financial institution headquartered in Durham, NC. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided $8.5 billion in financing to 159,000 families, individuals and businesses. It helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. The Self-Help family of nonprofit organizations includes Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund and the Center for Responsible Lending. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves over 150,000 people in North Carolina, California, Chicago, Florida and South Carolina. Learn more at www.self-help.orgwww.self-helpfcu.org and www.responsiblelending.org.

Role Overview:

Self-Help is seeking an Investment Associate to join our team in Oakland, CA. The Investment Associate is responsible for raising deposits to support Self-Help Federal Credit Union’s California lending. The Investment Associate will coordinate regional, state, and national campaigns targeting institutions and higher-wealth individuals looking to invest funds in a mission-aligned institution, and will enhance the deposit-raising efforts of our branch staff by providing training, strategic guidance, and implementation support.

The Investment Associate serves an important role in supporting the growth of Self-Help Federal Credit Union by coordinating all of our deposit-raising efforts in California, and connecting the organization to a broad range of socially responsible investors that live outside of our branch areas. This role is primarily focused on raising deposits and plays a key leadership role in coordinating and leading the strategies, communications, and outreach activities that constitute the deposit-raising function within the credit union.

 Essential Responsibilities:

    • Develop and execute strategies for raising mission-aligned deposits directly from Socially Responsible and Impact Investors nationally, with particular emphasis on California by creating campaigns, conducting outreach, and leveraging existing relationships to ensure meeting annual deposit raising financial goals.
    • Work effectively with other Self-Help colleagues on the Development, Policy and Impact team (particularly other Investor Relations Associates and those with deposit-raising responsibilities) to coordinate outreach, membership cultivation, and the development of marketing materials and more generalized messaging to external audiences.
    • Directly develop, maintain and manage relationships with socially-responsible and mission-oriented investors, firms and their advisors.
    • Manage Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) and Depository Trust Company (DTC)-eligible CD deposit programs and partnerships
    • Develop and maintain relationships with high net worth individuals, mutual funds, nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, banks, businesses and others interested in community and socially-responsible investment.
    • Prepare proposals that will answer impact, financial, and insurance-related questions from potential investors.
    • Maintain dialogue/make regular contact with a selection of key investors to provide enhanced stewardship and gain a better understanding of the reasoning they have for opening or closing large deposits with us.
    • Work cooperatively with Impact Reporting Manager and the operations teams to prepare reports and assess data regarding the inflow and outflow of deposits, as well as the impact of particular campaigns and outreach efforts
    • Use team systems (i.e. Salesforce) to input and manage data used to track relevant cultivation targets
    • Provide support to branch leadership throughout California’s 19 branches in formulating deposit-raising strategies and campaigns.
    • Assist in training of branch personnel (both leadership and front-line staff) in regards to deposit raising and how best to promote the impact of our work to potential members/investors.
    • Promote Self-Help and its credit unions in meetings, conferences and to the general public.
    • Manage the annual deposit/marketing budget and vendor relationships to optimize sponsorship and advertising opportunities that will enhance our community outreach and deposit-raising efforts.
    • Participate in other team and cross team projects, and perform other duties, as needed.

Credentials, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least 3 to 5 years of experience in community development, fundraising, sales, financial services or other related area with a preference for deposit raising experience. A graduate degree in a related field may be considered in lieu of work experience.
  • Strong commitment to our mission – creating economic opportunity for traditionally underserved communities.
  • Preference for working in organizations that place priority on teamwork and collaboration
  • Commitment to social and economic justice.
  • Sensitivity to issues of low-wealth communities and a desire to work in culturally and socially diverse organization that strongly values collaboration.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with potential investors and internal and external partners.
  • Ability to provide the highest level of customer service and ability to provide detailed follow through.
  • Knowledge of investment options available to individual and institutional investors.
  • Ability to use social media to effectively communicate to key stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as SalesForce or similar CRM programs.
  • Sensitivity to low-wealth communities and a desire to work in a racially and socially diverse organization that strongly values collaboration.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work overtime as needed.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in financial planning, marketing or community development finance preferred.
  • Knowledge of investment options available to individual and institutional investors and the SRI/impact investment field preferred.
  • Experience with CRM platform or SalesForce preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 40 pounds.

Compensation:

Competitive nonprofit compensation, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, class or family status.

How To Apply

Application:

Visit our Careers Page to apply for this position.  This position will remain posted until filled.

OPEN-USA

Walk Program Specialist, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The Organization

ALSAC exists to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our staff is dynamic and diverse. Our skills are different, our professions are varied; but our mission is the same: support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. It’s more than a job; it’s a place where you can do what you love, and love why you do it.

  • #1 Hospital Charity in the Nation
  • #1 Health Non-Profit Brand of the Year
  • 94% of Employees Agree ALSAC is a Great Place to Work
  • Ranked a Top 10 Non-Profit Organization by Revenue

Position Overview

Provides strategic direction and oversight for St. Jude Walk/Run. Develops, cultivates, and

manages strong working relationships and shared goals across internal functional teams and

external program partners to deliver strategies and resources for revenue

growth with specific focus on digital fundraising. Determines strategic execution needs

for St. Jude Walk/Run, events.

Assesses engagement and communication with peer-to-peer program online donors to steward

affinity for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • Requires knowledge of peer-to-peer fundraising with specific emphasis on online giving,
    virtual campaigns, fundraising and marketing.
  • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills; public speaking skills.
  • Understand difficult verbal and written instructions; understand data processing applications
    (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Knowledge ordinarily acquired through attainment of a Bachelor Degree and 5-7 plus years
    of peer-to-peer experience, marketing, program development experience required.
  • Travel 15%
  • This position can be available for remote work if not located in Memphis.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

How To Apply

https://alsacstjude.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careersalsacstjude/job/NEO—Tamer-Rashid-Building-OA/Specialist—St-Jude-Walk-Run_R0003916

Princeton, NJ

Program Associate, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Organization

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972 we have been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a Culture of Health where everyone has a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our guiding principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Diversity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthens our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. With a career at RWJF you will make a difference.

Position Overview

RWJF is seeking a program associate to join the Healthy Communities theme. The program associate is a professional staff member who will work with members of the program theme to facilitate and support the work of the theme by: assisting in the effective management of theme functions; conducting project and related research; working with key experts, grantees and applicants to develop strategies and action plans to fulfill the theme’s objective; and assisting in designing and implementing new initiatives, evaluating proposals, and monitoring programs and grants.

The Healthy Communities theme seeks to create the conditions in communities that allow all residents to reach their best possible health and well-being. This means addressing factors such as housing, public infrastructure, civic engagement, and other factors that shape community conditions. The Foundation is committed to seeing these improvements benefit the lives of all residents, with a focus on low-income residents and residents of color.

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

Essential Job Responsibilities

Theme Operations:

·        Assist in overall theme coordination and activities. Common associate responsibilities include preparing reports for the foundation’s board of trustees and senior leadership, maintaining shared folders and workspaces for the theme, tracking progress on the theme’s equity plan, supporting grantee engagement, and planning meetings with grantees and other partners.

·        Assist theme members with related activities, as assigned by the managing director or theme operations lead.

·        Assist managing director and theme operations lead with administrative and facilitation tasks, as needed.

·        Responsible for actively participating in theme activities and improving theme functioning, including compliance with theme norms and providing support and back-up for theme members.

Learning and Dissemination

·        Monitor, track, learn from, and report on theme initiatives and programs.  Work with staff and consultants to harvest “learnings” from previous and current grantmaking, and to actively disseminate results and “learnings” to other staff, grantees and the field.

Program Development and Monitoring:

·        Gather, synthesize, and analyze background information relevant to theme strategy and the development of individual programs.

·        Participate in site visits and reviews proposals.

·        Assist in coordinating external reviews for proposals and concept papers.

·        Assist theme members in program and project development and monitoring, as assigned by the theme operations lead.

·        Bring principles of equity and inclusion into program development and monitoring.

Grantmaking Processes:

·        Responsible for understanding, implementing, and following the grantmaking processes and policies of RWJF.

·        Represent the Foundation publicly regarding program and theme direction, program funding and grantmaking results.  Respond to public inquiries about the theme and the application process.

 

Foundation and Field Contributions:

·        Develop general background information for theme on major literature, field direction and stakeholders.

·        Attend outside meetings and conferences for the theme, at the discretion of the managing director, and prepares trip reports.

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision and alignment with our values.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Two (2) years of related work experience in health or health care related field. The foundation’s definition of health includes social determinants of health, and experience or education specifically focused on community and economic development, civic engagement, or policy and systems change is preferred.
  • Successful experience fostering an inclusive environment working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Strong project and people management skills, including demonstrated ability to think independently, to be flexible and to juggle multiple priorities for multiple managers, and to be tolerant of ambiguity and differences in grant making approaches.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytic skills and ability to synthesize and translate complicated material into clear and simple language.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals and periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Excellent oral presentation skills.
  • Personally motivated to support the Foundation’s mission and goals; creative, flexible; able to work independently and in teams to think imaginatively about opportunities; to create and respond to novel and innovative approaches to addressing an issue; to inspire others to work towards achieving team goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; collegial, energetic, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, grantees, consultants, external funders, and others who contribute to program development and management.
  • Good judgment and maturity.  Ability to make decisions, justifies recommendations, and is responsive and clear with proposal applicants.
  • Strong research and electronic communications skills, including use of Internet.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and team environment.
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent education and experience in a related field; or Bachelor’s degree and two (2) or more years related experience and/or training.

Physical requirements /working conditions

The incumbent performs job duties in a business office environment. Tasks are generally carried out with no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands. While performing the duties of this job the incumbent is regularly required to work at a desk with a computer for extended periods of time. Specific physical abilities required by this job include operating basic office equipment such as personal computers, duplicating machines, fax machines and standard office telephones.  The incumbent may be required to attend meetings, both on-site and off-site, via phone or videoconference.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to submit your resume and letter of interest.

Remote

Director of Development, The City Fund

The Organization

Our Why

In the United States, too few students have access to effective, high-performing public schools. At The City Fund (TCF), we work to increase educational opportunity for students and families by partnering with city and state leaders to create innovative public school systems. We believe that public schools do best when educators have the power to make decisions that meet the diverse needs of their students, when families are provided the information and access to choose the best schools for their children, and when schools are held accountable for helping all students succeed. We’re inspired by the growing number of cities that have empowered educators to dramatically expand opportunities for students in public schools.  We believe that circumstances can change for children and families in the communities we serve, because we have seen these efforts work.

What We Do

The City Fund is a national non-profit organization that provides financial support and expertise to local leaders seeking to improve the educational opportunities available in their cities. Our team consists of experienced education and nonprofit leaders; members of The City Fund team are committed to working as individuals and as a collective to put their experience and skills to work in support of transforming educational opportunities for all students.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that the work in cities will only succeed if it is led by leaders who reflect the students and families they serve. We are investing in diverse leaders to increase the number of Black and LatinX leaders who hold roles as superintendents, non-profit executives, and other city level roles.

Position Overview

What You’ll Do 

Reporting to a senior partner on the TCF team, the Director of Development will lead the effort to identify funders to support the vision and mission of The City Fund. To do this, you’ll have the opportunity to create a sophisticated and dynamic system to research potential funding partners, to deeply understand them and their commitment to TCF’s vision and mission, and to devise thoughtful strategies for engaging them with TCF’s senior leadership team and members of the board for exploration of mutually beneficial partnership. You will also support regional leaders that TCF supports with their efforts to raise major gifts. The TCF team will rely on you to create a portfolio tracking system that will ensure awareness of adequate funding sources and points. TCF’s philosophy related to funding is less about the number of funders, and more about the development of high-caliber funding partnerships. The organization is apt to seek funders who believe deeply in the work, and who are willing to commit in ways that reflect that shared belief. Additionally, you will have the chance to write grant proposals to support the vision and mission of the organization and create a system for reporting to the TCF team and its board. Your work as the Director of Development has the potential to impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and their families by creating possibilities that don’t currently or consistently exist for them in the realm of access to world class education in the cities TCF supports.

What You’ll Own 

As Director of Development, you will focus on the following bodies of work:

1.  Identify Potential Funders through Multifaceted Research  

  • Engaging in extensive network outreach to build on existing connections with high net-worth individuals and major foundations in regions that TCF serves to explore possibilities for funding partnership
  • Establishing a plan for outreach to identified major gift donors that includes senior leaders and members of the TCF board when appropriate
  • Working closely with TCF partners in cities the organization serves to identify potential funders
  • Collaborating with the Director of Communications to promote the work of TCF in venues and mediums that will generate the most fruitful level of interest in funding partnership
  • Providing regular updates to TCF senior leaders and board members regarding the identification of possible major gift funders

2.   Build Relationships and Create Connections with Potential Funders

  • Connecting directly with prospective funders on a regular basis through a planned communication structure to establish relationship and rapport
  • Examining connections between members of various boards and exploring their respective networks to determine if other relationships exist that could lead to other potential sources of funding
  • Collaborating with existing funders to understand how they are connected, and how their networks might lead to productive funding partnerships

3.  Develop a Portfolio Tracking and Management System  

  • Reviewing current state of funds and partnerships in the TCF portfolio to deepen understanding of the schedule of donations and where gaps might exist
  • Creating a communication and reporting mechanism to ensure regular dissemination of information to senior leaders and board members in the organization
  • Preparing written materials, in conjunction with the TCF Chief of Staff, to share with or present to TCF board members on a regular basis

4.  Write Grant Proposals and Maintain Corresponding Update Reports 

  • Researching and identifying grant opportunities, both regionally and nationally, that align with TCF’s vision, mission, and philosophies
  • Crafting grant proposals that represent the vision, mission, and values of TCF, and that clearly establish the urgency in the work
  • Providing regular reports to TCF senior leaders and board members on grant research, application, and securement

 What Skills You’ll Need to Be Successful

Networking Expertise

  • Your experience and research have inspired the ability to explore networks and discover connections in surprising and beneficial ways. You collaborate with other members of the TCF team to consider the needs of stakeholders in the TCF system, and to seek funding sources that align philosophically and propel financially. You are both confident in communicating TCF’s vision and mission through multiple mediums in order to generate awareness in an exclusive audience of potential funders, and humble when it comes to the ultimate close. You apply your professional experience and knowledge to build bridges between existing contacts and those in their networks.
  • You thrive in finding ways to bring people together for the purpose of generating financial support for TCF to bring its vision to fruition. You embrace TCF’s funding philosophy of quality over quantity and focus on relationships with existing and potential funders that reflect this belief. Your approach demonstrates a commitment to creating meaningful connections and symbiotic relationships between TCF and its key funders.

 Committed Relationship Building

  • As the Director of Development, you embody a commitment to working with others to create a compelling message to represent TCF in building relationships with funders. You are comfortable with working independently as a member of a virtual team and know when and how to manage up and work with busy partners and senior leaders as accelerants to your work. You care more about the results of the work than getting public attention or credit. You have the experience, finesse, awareness, and ability to bring the right people together at the right times both within the TCF organization and beyond it to inspire potential funders to make financial commitments to the organization that will sustain TCF’s efforts into the future.
  • Relationships matter to you, and it shows in how you create connections with others in your efforts to identify potential funders. As Director of Development, trust between you and potential funders is essential. Your way of learning about and expressing interest in their work and curiosity engenders a sense of credibility in the organization’s mission.
  • In the process of building relationships, you are able to identify the information needed to clarify situations, seek information from appropriate sources, and use skillful inquiry to determine the best next steps to move a potential funder to the next level of conversation. Your leadership strength manifests itself in bringing people together to coalesce around a common vision for students and communicating effectively and inclusively – and in a way that leads to successful funding partnerships with those committed to TCF’s work.

Compelling Communication

  • Connecting purposefully, intentionally, and masterfully with others in various ways is clearly a strength in your repertoire in the realm of communications leadership. You express yourself with clarity, grace, style, and awareness in conversations and interactions with others. You are an expert in planning and delivering communication that makes an impact, and in supporting others to do the same in ways that fully and appropriately represent the TCF brand.
  • The TCF communication architecture you design and implement represents TCF as an organization that exists to create opportunities and define possibilities for students and leaders in urban settings. You are fearless when it comes to navigating conflict in media relations, and are acutely prepared for crisis response. You instill confidence in TCF stakeholders by empowering them with information at just the right times. You live to build, promote, and protect the TCF brand based on the organization’s mission of service. You are completely committed to supporting the team to create life-changing opportunities for children through the collective work.

 What You’ll Bring 

  • Evidence of experience with large donor development, particularly from high net worth individuals and/or major foundations (a plus, though not required for the role)
  • Diverse background in fields like management consulting, the legal field, or investment banking can be helpful to this role
  • Understanding of current climate and corresponding sense of urgency to create change in urban school districts
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion values and belief that this is what impacts our work the most
  • Discipline and drive to work individually, and to succeed collaboratively with the TCF team and partners
  • Ability to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity, and to prioritize work efforts to execute overall strategy
  • Willingness to travel an average of 2 times per month
  • Comfort with leading the development of potential funder relationships, and collaborating with senior leaders or TCF board members to finalize commitments
  • Deep commitment to propelling TCF’s vision and mission through the generation of significant funding relationships from a small group of seriously committed funders and fellow believers in the work

How To Apply

Qualified candidates for the role of Director of Development must submit a letter of interest tailored to this opportunity and a resume that clearly demonstrates the aforementioned qualifications to TCF@AlmaAdvisoryGroup.com. Candidates invited to move forward in the interview process can look forward to an engaging, inspiring, and inclusive experience that illuminates the potential match between the candidate and the expertise, commitment, and skills that the Director of Development role will require.

Remote

Operations & Strategy Manager, RHWRC (Remote), RHWRC (Remote)

The Organization

Women are activating their collective power: from the Women’s Marches and #MeToo to the record number of women running for and holding office. Developments in technology mean healthcare can be centered around women in new ways.

At the same time, we are facing tremendous challenges. Extreme, restrictive policies at the national

and state levels are making it alarmingly difficult for women to access the health care they want, need, and deserve. Over the next few years, further restrictions on abortion and healthcare access and potential cuts to the Affordable Care Act are expected. These cuts are a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and would limit contraceptive access for millions of women.

Founded in 2018, RHWRC is a funder collaborative that recognizes that we are at a critical moment in the United States. The current landscape demands new funding to support urgent and significant advances for reproductive and gender equity: to become a nation in which every woman has the knowledge, resources and power to shape her own life.

First and foremost a partnership, RHWRC prioritizes listening to the field — and each other. By collaborating and pooling funds, it will be able to place strategic bets and move faster to support partner organizations. RHWRC is focused on testing and trying new approaches, responding to shifting needs, and looking farther ahead.

Position Overview

The Opportunity

The Reproductive Health and Women’s Rights Collaborative seeks an experienced and committed Operations and Strategy Manager to accomplish its strategic goals by developing and managing the team’s operations and implementing the strategic plan. The Operations and Strategy Manager will play a key role in a pivotal fund and have the opportunity to partner with deeply committed funders, the field, and other experts to achieve RHWRC’s vision. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Operations and Strategy Manager will be expected to develop, facilitate and implement policies and practices to manage the RHWRC team, finances, communications, operations and other components related to successful implementation of the strategic plan. RHWRC is a virtual workplace and operates as a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). This position will work remotely.

 

The Candidate

The Operations and Strategy Manager will be an engaged and passionate individual who will emphasize teamwork and cooperation to solve the most pressing issues facing women today. Working in close conjunction with staff and consultants, the manager will not just help RHWRC hold the line, but will help make real progress on reproductive and gender equity. Unafraid of daunting challenges, the individual will mirror RHWRC as a stubborn optimist that believes concerted philanthropic action, in partnership with field leaders and organizations, can reshape the country now and for decades to come.

The ideal candidate will possess:

·       At least 10 years of related professional experience with strong management responsibilities.

·       Bachelor’s degree required.

·       Experience managing a Foundation program area or working as a COO or Chief-of-Staff is a plus.

·       Experience in philanthropy, grantmaking and board management a plus.

·       Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, and commitment to accuracy and excellence.

·       Experience developing new and integrated processes for multiple aspects of organizational work, including program and operations.

·       Expertise at meeting management – strong planning, execution and facilitation skills for several interconnected meetings, including the integration of strategy, decisions, agendas and materials.

·       Expertise in the full cycle of budget management.

·       Experience managing a team, consultants, vendors, and other service providers.

·       Expertise in communication plans; experience working with branding, website, and materials development is a plus.

·       Experience integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into a project’s culture.

How To Apply

Development Resources, inc. is assisting the Reproductive Health & Women’s Rights Collaborative in this recruitment. DRi is an executive search and development consulting firm that recruits senior leaders and works with them to build talented teams, create bold strategic plans, and design powerful fundraising programs.

 

Questions, résumés, and CVs can be submitted at https://driconsulting.com/available-positions/ or via email to search@driconsulting.com. All first-round interviews will take place at Development Resources, inc. at 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive, Suite 702, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 294-6684, or via telephone/video conference.

Sacramento, CA

Director of Impact & Strategic Partnerships, Sacramento Region Community Foundation

The Organization

The mission of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation (Foundation) is to transform our community through focused leadership and advocacy that inspire partnerships and expand giving.

Position Overview

This work is guided by the Chief Impact & Strategy Officer together with the Impact Department to advance the Foundation’s four-county region (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo) through its general grantmaking, programs, and Strategic Initiatives.

As a key member of the Impact team, the Director of Impact & Strategic Partnerships will serve as a dynamic, engaged contributor working to develop and implement new approaches to promote and lead the Foundation’s Expanding Philanthropy and Social Economy and Connecting the Regional Food Economy initiatives.

As either team lead or collaborating staff member, the Director will be responsible for the development and management of several primary impact areas: 1) Curating programmatic content and evaluating and administering a portfolio of grants for assigned SIs; 2) Engaging in the community by serving as a Foundation representative for grantee or other impact-related events or opportunities; 3) Working with Foundation fundholders, as necessary, to guide them in their grantmaking to impact areas; and 4) Other special program or administrative duties as needed. Capacity-building is a core issue that supports all of the Foundation’s SIs.

Embracing an entrepreneurial spirit and approach, the Director of Impact & Strategic Partnerships will lead the Foundation’s efforts to build the capacity of the capital region’s social sector by cultivating knowledge of trends in philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and developments in the SIs and incorporating this knowledge within and outside the Foundation. The Director will help build and strengthen capacity building metrics and serve as a thought partner to grantees and community partners, with an eye toward helping create a pathway for the Foundation to make impactful and strategic grants, emphasizing the importance of unrestricted funding.

The ideal candidate has a record of strong community engagement, grounded in equity and inclusion, and focused on how diverse perspectives and opportunities for participation from all communities—especially those disproportionately underrepresented—lead to improved outcomes. Familiarity with philanthropic approaches, requirements and processes, nonprofits and/or grantmaking experience is required. The successful candidate has a demonstrated capacity to think strategically, take initiative, and execute strategies, as well as the ability to define program objectives, evaluate progress, and manage budgets and complex projects in a deadline-driven and high-achieving environment.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree desired, but Bachelor’s degree with significant and relevant work experience may substitute
  • Five or more years’ work experience in a foundation or similar setting and/or familiarity with philanthropy and nonprofit sector is required
  • Demonstrates ability to be exceedingly well-organized and flexible, a self-starter and work independently and within a team, with the proven ability to multi-task, set work priorities, track projects and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and experience with data sets
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills including excellent listening, public speaking, oral/written communications
  • Demonstrates robust ability to problem-solve using analytical and reasoning skills to maintain, identify, and make recommendations to improve operational systems
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work early morning, evenings or weekends as needed
  • Able to bend, lift and move up to 25 pounds

How To Apply

Find the complete job description and application instructions on our website at www.sacregcf.org/join-our-team.

San Francisco

Annual Giving Officer, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation 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. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

Position Overview

Reports  To: Director of Gift Planning

Position Summary:

The Annual Giving Officer is responsible for creating and executing fundraising strategies for the San Francisco Foundation’s annual fund called Bay Area Leads Fund (“The Fund”).  This position will include soliciting an existing donor pool and identifying and soliciting new prospective donors.  The position will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Department to develop and execute marketing strategies to raise the visibility of the fund.  The position will also seek opportunities to engage the Foundation’s Board in the annual campaign.

Position Scope and Responsibilities:

The Annual Giving Officer requires excellent fundraising, research, organizational, and writing skills.  Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting prospect research;
  • Developing and executing overall annual campaign plan;
  • Analyzing donor pool to develop segmented fundraising strategies;
  • Creating marketing plan including case for support, solicitation materials, ongoing communications, and updates;
  • Soliciting significant contributions directly from prospects;
  • Organizing and implementing stewardship and follow up strategies;
  • Creating opportunities for Board Member involvement;
  • Creating campaign metrics to measure progress of campaign;
  • Reporting campaign progress to key staff and Board.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies:

  • 7-10 years of experience working on annual giving campaigns.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce as fundraising CRM.
  • Solicitation skills.
  • Strong communications skills.

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

How To Apply

https://sff.org/contact-us/careers/

San Francisco

Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Philanthropy and Gift Planning, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation 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. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

Position Overview

The Senior Philanthropic Advisor, as an integral member of the Philanthropy and Gift Planning Department, is responsible for providing exceptional customer service and for deepening the relationships with assigned SFF donors.   S/He must, therefore, be able to effectively serve as a valuable philanthropic partner and resource to donors and inspire donors to align their charitable giving with the Foundation’s Equity Agenda.

The Senior Philanthropic Advisor assists donors in achieving their philanthropic goals by helping facilitate their giving, providing customized services to enhance the impact of their current giving, and by informing and inspiring donors to incorporate an equity lens into their charitable giving and to support the Foundation’s work.  The Senior. Philanthropic Advisor also assists donors in making additional contributions of cash, stock, and other assets to their funds.

The Senior Philanthropic Advisor is the main liaison between his/her portfolio of donors and the Foundation and is the main point of contact in connecting donors with the grantmaking expertise available at SFF. To ensure that SFF is serving as a valuable philanthropic partner, the Senior Philanthropic Advisor must become knowledgeable about the breadth and depth of the programmatic work of SFF and must be able to clearly communicate the major initiatives and their impact to donors in a manner that adds value to their grantmaking.

This position will also work collaboratively with Program staff to identify and recommend funding opportunities that are aligned with both the donor’s and the Foundation’s interests.

Reports To: Director of Philanthropic Services

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Donor Stewardship and Cultivation: Work with members of the Philanthropy and Gift Planning team, Program Directors and Officers, to steward and cultivate current donors to meet their philanthropic and legacy giving goals, and to help support SFF’s targeted programmatic work. This will include developing a thorough understanding of donors’ needs and interests, looking for opportunities to deepen donors’ understanding and interests in SFF’s mission, and implementing strategies to encourage more giving into SFF’s work through lifetime and legacy giving options.

Donor Relationship Management: Manage a portfolio of donors with the goal of furthering the donor’s philanthropic vision and supporting the Foundation’s mission. Create programs that make the Foundation’s expertise – as represented by our Program areas – and philanthropic planning resources available to donors. This will include managing donor events and educational forums, arranging site visits, coordinating fund reviews, and timely communications with assigned donors. Respond to donors’ routine requests for information about grantee organizations and areas of philanthropic interest and tracks contacts between donors and The San Francisco Foundation.  Partner with Planned Giving Officer to create and implement strategies for legacy giving options when appropriate.

The Senior Philanthropic Advisor will also be responsible for using SFF’s donor database for tracking and recording relationships with donors, building profiles of donors, and researching donors’ interests, giving patterns, and philanthropic capabilities. The Senior. Philanthropic Advisor will also help advise on the creation and production of various marketing materials, events, and customized services for donors. Organize and present donor forums and represent SFF at various events in the field. This position requires occasional evening and weekend work.

  • Development Support: On occasion, meet with prospective donors and their professional advisors interested in establishing donor relationships with SFF.  The Senior Philanthropic Advisor will also be involved in helping to raise funds to support SFF’s’ work. This will include providing donors and prospects with information about relevant grantmaking opportunities in the Bay Area, as well as making direct funding requests to donors.
  • Marketing: Work collaboratively with Marketing and Communications to develop and maintain marketing materials which target new and existing donors with SFF philanthropic products and offerings.
  • Operations: Provide feedback and recommendations on updates to policies, procedures, and systems to improve donor services.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Job Dimensions and Qualifications

Education: Undergraduate degree in liberal arts, business or other relevant disciplines; Master’s degree a plus.

Experience: Minimum five years of fundraising portfolio and relationship management, stewardship and cultivation, and/or service-related experience with a particular focus on providing services to high net worth individuals. Proven experience in fundraising, including face-to-face solicitations, and strategic relationship management. Knowledge of basic planned giving concepts and experience in the Bay Area nonprofit sector a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:  Excellent verbal and written communications.  Exemplary ability to work collaboratively and to build and maintain interdepartmental relationships.  Exceptional attention to detail. Comfortable with public speaking. Personal maturity and demonstrated good judgment. Patience with problem-solving and troubleshooting and the willingness and ability to prioritize on-the-fly. Skill in working with major donors, prospects, professional advisors, and business and community leaders. Knowledge of Bay Area philanthropic community and charitable organizations. Passion for learning and sharing information.

Skill in creating professional service offerings. Good understanding of fundraising concepts and practices. General knowledge of investments and the financial services industry. Ability to understand and effectively communicate programmatic objectives and accomplishments. Exceptional project management skills. Knowledge of and familiarity with database systems and an understanding of how data is used in planning and evaluating project objectives and measuring impact.

Must be a critical thinker with the ability to understand the root causes of problems and envision systematic changes. Must be able to synthesize and translate technical content (financial, programmatic, and investment related) to donors, professional advisors, and prospects.

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

How To Apply

https://sff.org/contact-us/careers/

San Francisco, CA

Manager, Assessment and Advisory Services, Center for Effective Philanthropy

The Organization

About CEP

For nearly 20 years, CEP has led the movement to improve philanthropy through a powerful combination of dispassionate analysis and a passionate commitment to improving lives. Today, over 350 foundations around the world have used CEP’s assessment tools to gather honest feedback from their stakeholders in an effort to learn how to be even more effective. CEOs and trustees have come to rely on our research for insights into foundation effectiveness on a wide range of topics, from assessing performance to developing strategy to managing stakeholder relationships. Our highly regarded programming—including our biennial conference—gives foundation leaders an exclusive and unprecedented opportunity to connect with their peers. CEP is based in Cambridge Massachusetts, with a second office in San Francisco, California. Strengths of CEP’s work culture are entrepreneurialism, accountability, teamwork, collegiality, diversity, and mutual respect.

Position Overview

Manager, Assessment and Advisory Services

San Francisco, CA

CEP is expanding its Assessment and Advisory Services team and is seeking a dynamic and skilled Manager to join its San Francisco, CA office. Reporting to the Director, Assessment and Advisory Services, the Manager position is responsible for leading effective engagements with CEP’s foundation clients by partnering with a variety of stakeholders. Externally, the Manager builds and maintains relationships with foundation leaders and represents CEP in meetings, presentations of assessment and advisory results, and at conferences. Internally, the Manager supervises research analysts, leads analysis and report creation, and collaborates with other leaders on the strategy and continuous improvement of the Assessment and Advisory Services department.

Position Outcomes

A successful Manager, Assessment and Advisory Services will achieve the following outcomes:

·        Lead a portfolio of client engagements, driving the development of appropriate assessments, overseeing data collection and analysis processes, and presenting results to clients, ultimately building a trusted advisory role with major funders

·        Develop new business for CEP’s Assessment and Advisory Services department, identifying opportunities for CEP to meet foundations’ needs related to data-driven decision-making

·        Foster high performance and individual development among CEP’s research analysts through effective supervision, coaching, and collaboration, and by promoting a positive environment within the San Francisco office

Key Responsibilities

In order to achieve these outcomes, the Manager will:

·        Cultivate strong existing and new client relationships based on trust, communication, integrity, and a commitment to service excellence

·        Oversee the development of high quality assessment engagements by appropriately scoping projects, effectively choosing what paths of analysis to pursue and focusing interpretation on the most important findings; managing project-based teams in an empowering way and deciding how best to communicate results through CEP’s online reporting system and presentations for clients

·        Help clients deeply understand assessment results, demonstrating patience, empathy, and an appreciation for organizational dynamics and the psychological barriers to change and improvement

·        Contribute to new business development by reaching out to potential clients, following up on inquiries and leads as well as exploring new business opportunities with existing clients

·        Participate on the client leadership team, addressing the strategy, content, and continuous improvement of CEP’s assessments, participating in the development of new approaches, and identifying opportunities to provide advisory services

·        Supervise research analysts through coaching, mentoring and training to foster their development and ensure that CEP’s work is of consistently high quality

·        Attend conferences and philanthropy events to generate interest in CEP’s work

·        Contribute positively to the organization’s culture by demonstrating a commitment to the organization’s mission, its belief in the power of good data to improve decision-making, and its commitment to excellence

Qualifications

·        Minimum of seven years of experience; a variety of professional backgrounds could be successful in this role, especially including, but not limited to, prior consulting, philanthropic, and/or data-driven assessment experience

·        A minimum of a bachelor’s (BA, BS) degree is required; advanced degree in business, public policy, public health, or public administration preferred

·        Experience developing new and managing existing client relationships with responsibility for deliverables and presentations

·        Comfort interacting with high-level senior executives in high-pressure, high-stakes settings

·        Passionate commitment to the work of the nonprofit sector and the effectiveness of philanthropy

·        Experience leading teams and mentoring or training junior staff members, with the ability to collaborate effectively with remote colleagues

·        Outstanding quantitative analytical ability and commitment to data-driven insight, including familiarity with basic statistical analyses (i.e., T-tests, ANOVA)

·        Experience developing and delivering presentations

·        Excellent writing and communication skills

·        Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

·        Highest level of personal integrity and commitment to excellence

·        Travel annually of up to 30% will be required of this position

 

Benefits

Our nonprofit model is central to our identity: our bottom line is impact, not profit. Yet even as a nonprofit, we successfully compete for top talent across both the public and private sectors and offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:

·        The annual salary for this role is ­­­­$127,000

·        Performance based incentive compensation plan

·        Comprehensive health and dental insurance plans

·        Generous paid time off plan, including up to 15 holidays, two weeks of accrued vacation, and two personal days per year

·        401(k) plan with a 1:1 Employer Match up to 5% of total compensation

·        Generous annual personal professional development allowance

·        Flexible spending and dependent care tax free savings plans

·        Life insurance covered 100% by the organization

We believe that a diversity of thoughts, experiences, backgrounds, personalities, and identities helps us think bigger and better, and enables us to reach our goals more effectively. We are committed to building a diverse staff and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

How To Apply

To Apply

Please fill out our application for employment and attach a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. If you have any questions, please contact Leaha Wynn, Associate Manager, Human Capital and D&I Strategist or Alyse d’Amico, Director of Human Capital at jobs [at] cep [dot] org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

South San Francisco

Associate Grants Manager (contract), Genentech

The Organization

Corporate and Employee Giving (CEG) supports Genentech’s reputation, engages employees and benefits our communities through grants and programs. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of all patients, and create a future of science that is more diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Our solutions build more vibrant communities and unlock Genentech’s ability to fully deliver on our purpose.

Giving Operations is accountable for developing customer-centric solutions that bridge operational excellence and giving strategy. The team’s areas of focus includes:

  • Giving Management
  • Reporting, Analytics, and Systems
  • Budget Management
  • Customer Service, Training, and Compliance

Position Overview

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide exceptional customer service support to external grant applicants by resolving phone and email inquiries.  Inquiries include but are not limited to grant status updates, system training requests, system issues, payment process questions, and other process questions
  • Respond to internal employee inquiries and/or triage questions related to employee engagement / volunteer programs, charitable giving, etc.
  • Review grant applications for compliance based on internal SOPs and policies. Conduct compliant, thorough and appropriate assessments in a timely manner
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information
  • Continually evaluate, prioritize, and enhance existing processes and systems to drive improvements, efficiencies, and compliance risk mitigation
  • Participate in department wide initiatives, programs, and workstreams
  • Contribute to a team culture of innovation, enterprise-level thinking, collaboration, and impact.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • At least 3 years relevant experience. Experience in corporate philanthropy, private foundation program management, or grantmaking preferred.
  • Extensive customer service/focus experience
  • High-level proficiency in MS Office and Google applications (gCal, gDoc, etc)
  • Experience with Salesforce or grants management platforms preferred
  • Business travel for internal and external meetings as required

Skills / Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communications
  • Proven track record of working effectively in a collaborative, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Must be able to multitask with strong attention to detail and be adaptable to change with minimal oversight
  • Excellent problem solving and planning skills, with a focus on quality and accuracy
  • Impeccable ethics and integrity

How To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter to give@gene.com

Spokane, WA

Chief Executive Officer, Empire Health Foundation

The Organization

Empire Health Foundation, a private health conversion foundation formed in 2008, takes a bold and innovative approach to investing in ideas and organizations that improve access, education, research, and policy to transform the health of communities in eastern Washington. With philanthropic assets totaling approximately $76 million, the recent addition of $20M designated as a 501c(4), and a talented team of 17, EHF’s investments go beyond traditional grantmaking to leverage innovative public-private collaborations in its commitment to measurable health improvements in the areas of aging, Native American health, childhood obesity prevention, and family resiliency.

Position Overview

EHF believes strongly that solving today’s toughest social problems relies on much more than just writing a check. Through partnerships with community leaders and nonprofit organizations, EHF seeks to move the dial measurably and sustainably on health outcomes, an innovative approach known as “Philanthropy 3.0.” In contrast to traditional reactive grantmaking and top-down theory-of-change models, Philanthropy 3.0 is adaptive and collaborative, leverages partnerships, and is accountable for results. Following the successful tenure of founding CEO Antony Chiang, Empire Health Foundation now invites applications and nominations for its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to build on the strong existing foundation and inspirational track record of cutting-edge partnerships and bold initiatives to advance health in the region. The new CEO will chart the next era that focuses on community engagement and alignment through shared vision and collaborative strategies, the integration and maturation of initiatives incubated by EHF, continued exploration of entrepreneurial opportunities, and attention to staff development and organizational infrastructure to move EHF to a new level of impact in the coming decade.

The new CEO will be a values-centered leader with a passion for advancing the health and well-being of rural and underserved populations. They will bring a sophisticated and innovative approach to leveraging philanthropic dollars for greater impact and investment. The CEO will be a natural relationship builder who integrates community input into initiatives and builds strong partnerships with a diverse array of stakeholders for shared impact. They will be a nurturing and collaborative manager who inspires, coaches, and leads teams internally and externally that support a shared vision and collective investment in the work. This is an exciting opportunity to build on a strong foundation in partnership with a deeply engaged board and staff to chart the next era of innovation and impact on behalf of communities across eastern Washington.

How To Apply

For More Information: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/ehf-ceo

Empire Health Foundation is partnering with Carolyn Ho, Linh Nguyen, Cara Pearsall, and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG on this search. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to EHF-CEO@nonprofitprofessionals.com.

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team of board members, staff members, and partners is an essential component of Empire Health Foundation’s work to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Washington, DC

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison to President and CEO Office, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

About GEO

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

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

Position Overview

Position Description

The executive assistant plays a critical role in the support of the CEO, board and senior leadership team. The executive assistant helps further the organization’s mission by providing exceptional support which includes duties such as maintaining email, calendars, meetings and managing expense reports, and other daily responsibilities and tasks. With a strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills, the executive assistant is proactive in anticipating the needs of the CEO and senior team. They have the ability to handle confidential and time sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and are willing to support advancement of the organization’s culture and work on racial equity. The executive assistant reports to the president and CEO. This position involves 5-10% travel.

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

·         Met with Communications Team to coordinate remaining Roadshow meetings for president and CEO’s calendar

·         Worked with president and CEO and Board Chair to create February 2020’s board meeting agenda

·         Compiled president and CEO’s credit card receipts for monthly credit reconciliation report

·         Prepared draft speech for president and CEO’s participation at a member organization’s annual grantmaking event

·         Scheduled routine check-in meetings for all president and CEO’s direct reports for 2020

·         Identified meeting space for upcoming Senior Team retreat

·         Coordinated prospect member meeting with president and CEO and VP of External of Affairs

·         Crafted draft president and CEO’s holiday messaging to GEO members

·         Responded to member inquiry directed to the president and CEO

Qualifications

·         Minimum of five years of experience supporting C-Level Executives, preferably in a non-profit organization

·         Expert level written and verbal communication skills

·         Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development, and fundraising

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), Adobe Acrobat, and Social Media web platforms.

·         Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail

·         Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners
and donors

·         Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability

·         Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the
highest level of customer/client service and response

·         Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

·         Willingness to support an organization in the midst of cultural transformation to integrate a racial equity lens into its mission

Salary and Benefits

GEO offers a competitive salary ($60k-$70k) and a generous benefits package, including 100 percent employer paid health insurance, three weeks of vacation, twelve sick days, a 7 percent employer retirement contribution, a commitment to professional development and growth, along with a Metro accessible location in downtown D.C.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs, a resume and cover letter must be included with your application. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by February 28, 2020. In your cover letter please address the following:

·         Why are you a good fit for this position?

·         Tell us about your experience in providing effective C-level support

·         What is your process to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders?

·         What appeals to you about working at GEO?

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is an equal opportunity employer. GEO is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment. GEO does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation or any other legally protected characteristic.

Washington, DC

Program Specialist, Conferences, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

ABOUT GEO

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

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

Position Overview
Position Description
The Program Specialist works as part of the program team to develop and deliver impactful GEO conferences, peer learning and other programming. The program specialist is a strong project manager who has a knack for keeping track of details and loose ends, can toggle easily back and forth between multiple projects involving multiple people, likes to keep up with what is happening in the nonprofit/philanthropic field, draws inspiration from connecting with people and is always on the lookout for opportunities to make connections to GEO’s work. They are committed to providing excellent customer service, both to external stakeholders as well as other GEO staff. The Program Specialist reports to the Director of Programs and is part of both the conference and peer learning subteams. This position involves about 10% travel.

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

·         Held a call with conference session designers to answer questions about feedback given by a member planning committee

·         Facilitated a planning call with speakers for an upcoming plenary conference session

·         Led a conversation with the conference team about updates to GEO conference processes related to working with session designers and conference speakers

·         Developed an outline for a programming experiment at an upcoming conference to discuss with director of programs

·         Worked with program manager and events associate to collect and edit session descriptions provided by conference session designers so they are compliant with GEO’s brand and can be included in the print program and conference app

·         Reviewed content for a capacity building webinar to plan to deliver a similar webinar to members at a peer organization

·         Contributed to work and/or working groups that are helping to advance GEO’s organizational culture and work on racial equity

·         Researched potential professional development opportunities for yourself in preparation for a goals conversation with your supervisor

Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Proven project management experience, including attention to detail, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and on deadline
  • Demonstrated experience developing programs
  • Skilled facilitator who brings their creativity, personal energy and enthusiasm into coordinating work with others to create shared ownership and progress
  • Experience centering racial equity in projects and processes
  • Able to work collaboratively on a team
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and nonprofits
  • Commitment to and experience working in the nonprofit sector

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in philanthropy or the nonprofit sector
  • Demonstrated understanding of program development and session design
  • Experience working with organizational members or stakeholders to develop content and programming
  • Experience creating programs with a racial equity lens, focused on diversity, equity and inclusion

How To Apply

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs, a resume and cover letter must be included with your application. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by February 14, 2020. We will not consider applications without a cover letter. In your cover letter, please address the following:

·         Why are you a good fit for this position?

·         Tell us about your project management experience, especially as it relates to developing inclusive processes and shaping content and/or programming.

·         What appeals to you about working at GEO?

Washington, DC

Operations Associate, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

About GEO

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

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

Position Description

The operations associate serves as the first point of contact at GEO as they are the first person guests, members, and vendors encounter when visiting GEO’s DC office or calling in. The operations associate works closely with the Operations Specialist and plays a critical role in our accounting and finance operations as well as handling office management and information technology. The operations associate reports to the Director of Operations.

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

·         Fielded a member inquiry on using GEO conference room space for their team retreat.

·         Took stock of our laptop inventory to support upcoming onboarding for new hires; coordinate with outsourced IT vendor and Operations Specialist on the scheduling of the new laptop installation.

·         Received, sorted and routed all mail and emails to the info box, making copies of all checks, recording receipt, and routing them to the appropriate approvers.

·         Oversaw the monthly credit card reconciliation process, ensuring all cardholders submitted their expense reports in Concur on time, with all necessary receipts and coding, and prepared and submitted the expense reports for multiple Senior Team members.

·         Scheduled an out of state members meeting for the VP, Programs.

·         Met with Ops Team to discuss an ideal 2019 audit schedule and preparations tasks.

·         Worked with Director of People and Culture to prepare onboarding binder(s) for new hires.

·         Placed a work order with the building to repair broken floor tile.

·         Participated in a conversation with other associates about how GEO’s culture can best support organizational goals

Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year of AR and AP experience;
  • Experience with reconciliation of monthly expense reports and calendaring, preferably for executives within nonprofit or philanthropic organizations
  • Minimum of one year of operations and administrative experience in an office environment, including experience troubleshooting IT problems and maintaining office equipment including spotting trends, working with external vendors to resolve issues and project managing IT projects
  • Experience working with accounting software systems, preferably Bill.com, Concur platforms, or similar
  • Proven ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple types of administrative tasks; strong attention to detail and accuracy; persistent follow-through skills
  • Strength in multi-tasking, problem-solving and time management
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate using multiple avenues to people of diverse backgrounds and work styles
  • A basic understanding of how people and organizations change and the ability to be adaptable.
  • Strong customer service ethos
  • Willingness to support an organization in the midst of cultural transformation to integrate a racial equity lens into its mission

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs, a resume and cover letter must be included with your application. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by February 14, 2020. In your cover letter please address the following:

·         Why are you a good fit for this position?

·         Describe your technique in responding to multiple operational requests

·         Tell us about your greatest contribution towards building and maintaining effective processes with an equity lens

·         What appeals to you about working at GEO?

Washington, DC

Membership/Development Associate, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

The Organization

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

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

Position Overview

Under the direction of the director of membership/development, the membership/development associate administers the renewal process for GEO’s 600+ member organizations. As the front-line customer service contact for members, the membership/development associate works with members to help them access members-only content and to offer connections to relevant resources. The associate supports GEO’s development efforts, working with the department specialist and director to identify, solicit, nurture and sustain relationships with GEO’s grant funders.

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

·         Distributed renewal materials to over 60 members using GEO’s renewal software programs and conducted retention efforts with recently renewing members

·         Pulled a report from GEOs Salesforce database detailing which members have outstanding renewals and may need additional outreach

·         Pulled a mailing list and sent invitations to prospective members and funders inviting them to a board-hosted breakfast in New York City

·         Discussed with the director during your weekly check-in about how GEO could offer online payment options for its renewals

·         Responded to an email from a GEO member looking for our latest publication or other resources on supporting nonprofit leadership development

·         Called 10 members with outstanding renewals that have not yet responded to email outreach

·         Reserved an off-site meeting space for the Membership/Development team planning meeting

·         Participated in a conversation with other associates about how GEO’s culture can best support organizational goals around learning and equity

How To Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs, a resume and cover letter must be included with your application. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by February 14, 2020. In your cover letter please address the following:

·         Why are you a good fit for this position?

·         Describe your idea of member/customer satisfaction

·         How you worked with a team to accomplish a goal?

·         What appeals to you about working at GEO?

Washington, DC

Senior Manager, Major Gifts Officer, Partnership for Public Service

The Organization

Senior Manager Major Gifts Officer to Engage Individuals in Building a More Effective Government

For 19 years, the Partnership for Public Service has brought people together for constructive conversations and actions to improve the way our federal government works. Through thought leadership and a wide array of programs and services, the Partnership works to create a high-performing government by addressing linchpin issues such as government reform and innovation, federal leadership, and the presidential transition process. Since its founding, the Partnership’s nonpartisan stance has allowed it to collaborate with different stakeholders who share its vision for a better-functioning government.

The Partnership for Public Service is seeking an experienced and ambitious fundraiser to engage high-net-worth individuals to invest in its mission. The Senior Manager, Major Gifts Officer will work closely with the Partnership’s program leaders, executive leaders, and Board members to lead a comprehensive major giving program, expanding the number of individual donors, growing a portfolio of donors capable of making six-figure gifts, and working with program staff to identify fundable opportunities. The development team will capitalize on a forthcoming brand study to develop a compelling case for support of the Partnership’s mission, impact, and programs.​

Position Overview

The successful candidate will bring a ‘start-up mentality’ to the Partnership, ready to seize opportunities with creativity and confidence and to work with a wide variety of stakeholders in a strictly nonpartisan setting. The winning candidate will be a compelling ambassador for the Partnership with a strong affinity for its mission and priorities.

Specific qualifications the Partnership is seeking include:

  • At least eight years of progressively responsible nonprofit experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify new donors, broaden a donor base, and increase annual revenue.
  • Record of successfully identifying and securing five- and six-figure gifts from individual donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage senior leaders and volunteers in fundraising work and capitalize on their connections.
  • Oral and written communication skillful enough to discuss complex issues and proposed solutions in a nonpartisan way with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to perform independently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Desire to work in a highly collaborative and transparent team environment.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Partnership for Public Service. DRi searches can be accessed and applications submitted at https://driconsulting.com/available-positions/ or via email to search@driconsulting.com.

How To Apply

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Partnership for Public Service. DRi searches can be accessed and applications submitted at https://driconsulting.com/available-positions/ or via email to search@driconsulting.com.