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Battle Creek, MI

Program Officer, Michigan (Health Equity), W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

Position Overview

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Program Officer on its Michigan team to strengthen the foundation’s work in Health Equity. In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: education and learning; food, health and well-being; and family economic security. The foundation has made a generational commitment to grantmaking in the region that advances the vision of a future in which every child thrives. The Michigan team partners closely with community stakeholders and policy makers to create a network of organizations working together to advance Michigan’s economic stability, racial equity, and community and civic engagement, while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and medical care for children and families in need.

Working in partnership across the three team offices for Michigan Programs led by its new Director Faye Nelson and in collaboration with WKKF national staff, the Program Officer will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that nurture opportunities for achieving positive systemic change for better education, health, and economic outcomes for children and their families throughout the state of Michigan. The Michigan team works in offices in Battle Creek, Detroit, and Grand Rapids and is a critical place-based team at the foundation. Particular areas of interest related to WKKF priorities as the Michigan Programs team grows include public health and health equity. The Program Officer will screen and recommend grants for funding, conduct site visits, manage and monitor a portfolio of grant programs aligned with the WKKF strategic framework, and collaborate within the Michigan Programs team and across the foundation to share learnings from both the place-based work and national work to inform grantmaking strategies at all levels. The Program Officer will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees and act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families.

The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of and experience with Michigan’s diverse communities and will know how to foster collaboration and support for positive change among and with Michigan’s most vulnerable children and families. S/he will bring specific knowledge in working in and partnering with the various systems that foster the success of communities and impact access to quality healthcare. S/he will possess a thorough knowledge of systems change and will be a holistic and interdisciplinary thinker with significant mastery of the broad social, economic, and place-based forces affecting the social determinants of health among communities and families in Michigan. S/he will have a demonstrated ability to oversee development and implementation of programs that target disparities and possess the skills to facilitate authentic, productive dialogue within diverse communities and settings. S/he will possess a strong team orientation, a high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and a record of success in working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree and substantial work and leadership experience in a relevant field.

How To Apply

The search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Melinda Hull of the national search firm NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are 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-POMIHE@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

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

Battle Creek, MI

Program Officer - Food, Health & Well-being (Maternal and Child Health and Health Equity), W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

HISTORY AND MISSION

In 1930, breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg donated $66 million in Kellogg Company stock and other investments “to help people help themselves,” launching the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Foundation began its work in Michigan, but by the 1940s had expanded its work internationally and was breaking ground in areas such as rural children’s health, “mainstreaming” children with disabilities, and the development of the healthcare profession. By its 50th anniversary, the Foundation was among the world’s largest private philanthropic organizations. Its mission reflects the Foundation’s core priorities of thriving children, working families, and equitable communities, and the dynamic connection between the three.

“The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.”

To advance this mission, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation created a framework supported by an innovative matrixed organizational design to prioritize investment decisions and maximize effectiveness toward achieving the desired ends and improvements for children and their families. This new framework supports disciplined choices toward targeted outcomes and stronger alignment across programs. It is a focused and networked approach to strategic programming that relies on close cross-foundation collaboration and agile teams to leverage human capital and knowledge resources to positively impact vulnerable children, families, and communities. Across bodies of work, the foundation implements an array of change-making tools – grantmaking, impact investing, contracting, networking and convenings – to ensure progress. A commitment to racial equity, community engagement and leadership development are woven into each endeavor as essential to the creation of a social context in which all children can thrive, particularly the most vulnerable.

Position Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading national philanthropic force helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Program Officer with a focus on Food, Health & Well-Being (FHWB) to strengthen the foundation’s work in Health Equity and Maternal Child Health. In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: education and learning; food, health and well-being; and family economic security. Reporting to the Director of Food, Health & Well-Being, the Program Officers will provide leadership and oversight for execution of programs and policy that strive for positive systemic change within communities to ensure educated, healthy kids and secure families nationally, focusing on the integration of these areas with efforts to transform public health systems to more effectively address racial equity, community engagement, and social determinants of health.

The FHWB team partners closely with community stakeholders and policy makers to co-create a network of organizations working together to support community-based approaches in key areas of maternal and child health, oral health, breastfeeding, and continued access to good food and active living throughout a child’s early development. Programming efforts focus on building food systems infrastructure and providing places for physical activity, supporting equitable maternal and child health services and improving birth outcomes, and advancing health equity to help vulnerable children and families achieve optimal health. The incoming Program Officers will play a key role in building upon and supporting this work, particularly in ways in which those areas intersect with public health systems.

Ideal candidates will have a master’s or terminal degree and substantial work experience in maternal child health and/or health equity at the intersection of public health systems paired with a solid understanding of community engagement in those systems. The new Program Officers will screen and recommend grants for funding; build relationships and coalitions nationally; conduct site visits; and build, manage, and monitor a portfolio of grant programs and a public policy agenda aligned with the foundation’s strategic framework. The Program Officers will build and maintain strong, authentic relationships and act as spokespeople, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of working with communities to improve the lives of their children. They will have familiarity with public health networks as well as experience developing robust partnerships across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. A deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development along with local, regional, and national networks of contacts is desired. Successful program officers at the Foundation are holistic, entrepreneurial, and interdisciplinary thinkers with a current understanding of broad social and economic forces affecting communities and families, demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs, and the skill to facilitate authentic, productive dialogue within diverse communities and settings. S/he/they will possess a strong team orientation, the ability to adapt quickly to change, a natural learning orientation, and have demonstrated success working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.

The search is being conducted with assistance from Carolyn Ho and Melinda Hull of NPAG. Please see application instructions at the end of this document.

Food, Health & Well-Being

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recognizes the vital role food plays in the overall health of an individual, family and community and acknowledges that many children, especially those in vulnerable communities, face disproportionately high barriers to acquiring a healthy start, good nutrition, physical activity and accessible health care in order to thrive in school, work and life. The foundation works to improve the health of mothers and families; to increase breastfeeding rates; to provide innovative, community-based oral health care and to transform food systems so children and families have healthier foods in child care settings, in schools and in their communities.

WKKF believes that its work must focus on community and civic engagement as well as racial equity in order to create real, systemic and lasting change for all children. By addressing the health and well-being of children on a number of interrelated fronts, the foundation seeks to create a set of conditions within communities that support and encourage optimal child development at home, at school, and at play.

Health Equity

The foundation champions the notion that all children deserve the opportunity to thrive. In the spirit of this philosophy, the foundation places particular value on creating environments that advance children’s health given troubling racial disparities impacting vulnerable families in this country. Despite many advances in public health and health care; racial, ethnic and socioeconomic inequities in health outcomes are endemic to communities and a major transformation is needed in how public health entities conduct their business, translate data, work across sectors, engage with community, and explore a broader array of policy options.

There is an opportunity for public health leadership at all levels to guide strategy and development for building the capacity of public health systems to execute approaches that promote health, address root causes, and eliminate inequities in health outcomes for children, families and communities.
In recognizing the critical role that public health systems play in these efforts, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is increasing its focus on building capacity of public health entities to work across sectors; to engage community as key decision makers to create conditions for health, safety and equity; and to leverage policy vehicles to strengthen public health infrastructure, systems, and approaches. In addition to a comprehensive national analysis of current status, gaps, and trends of public health systems and capacity building activities and the results of these efforts to date, the foundation will support extensive investigations and programming to support this work in WKKF’s priority places. A key strategy to this work will be the engagement of national thought leaders, networks of community partnerships, and selected leaders across sectors engaged in promising efforts. Early energies will involve seeding innovations at international, local, state, and tribal levels to support infrastructure enhancement, capacity building efforts, elevating leadership, creating learning labs to co-create solutions, and disseminating findings.

Today, with a greater understanding of the role of social determinants of health, the impact of structural racism, the importance of community engagement in advancing health outcomes, and the continued evolution of the Affordable Health Care Act and expanded Medicaid coverage, there is an increasing role for the foundation to ensure alignment and strength of its efforts in the context of evolving public health systems.

Maternal and Child Health

Americans have one of the highest infant mortality rates among developed countries, and African American babies are twice as likely to die before their first birthday as are white babies. As part of its larger Food, Health and Well-Being program, the foundation addresses these inequities through the maternal and child health program which supports strategies that promote breastfeeding, healthy food, physical activity and access to quality health care. The maternal and child health program aims to eliminate racial disparities in infant mortality rates, reduce low birthweight and preterm births, and address the social determinants that impact maternal and child health.

The foundation’s broad strategy is designed to address the needs of vulnerable children along a developmental continuum from the prenatal months to early adulthood.

The foundation’s grantmaking in maternal and child health supports national and community-based organizations in providing equitable maternal and child health services, conducting innovative research, and developing best practices with a particular focus on the most vulnerable mothers and children.

Its approach includes a holistic perspective on health that promotes high-quality prenatal care, personal empowerment for mothers, and community support to address the social determinants of health. The program prioritizes cross-sector collaboration to engender the systemic changes necessary to reduce inequities in infant mortality rates and create healthy environments for all children.

For more information, please see the foundation’s Maternal and Child Health webpage.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FACING THE PROGRAM OFFICER

The new Program Officers will join an extraordinary team of individuals on the Food, Health and Well-Being team who are passionate about eradicating social disparities and improving health and well-being for all children. While national in scope, all program officers at the foundation are also closely connected to place-based work that spans across Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Orleans, Haiti, and Mexico. The Program Officers will lead on-the-ground execution of program and coalition building efforts and engage the following challenges and opportunities:

Support the development and lead the execution of a public health program strategy in collaboration with the Director and other program officers for the Food, Health and Well-Being portfolio. Partner with the Director to develop a vision and strategy and provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts. Communicate strategic direction and funding interests to various audiences internal and external to the foundation, and demonstrate flexible, multidisciplinary thinking and an ability to be driven by immediate issues and opportunities found in communities and across issue areas, rather than limiting him or herself to a departmental organization of the foundation’s programs.

Collaborate with and support prospective and existing grantees in developing funding strategies, requests, and plans with a focus on change making relevant to public health policy and advocacy. Provide high-level technical assistance to grantees including conducting site visits and consulting on model development, partnership negotiations, leadership capacity building, and coaching. Maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees, ensuring understanding of WKKF program direction, goals, and expectations.

Develop and steward partnerships in support of creating new opportunities for healthy children and families. Understand and effectively communicate the foundation’s mission, vision, core values and strategic direction to internal and external groups, including key stakeholders and intermediaries. Cultivate, forge and successfully maintain strategic relationships to leverage participation of other foundations, businesses, governmental agencies, and other key decision makers in alignment with WKKF core values and program interests. Working with key internal and external partners, identify and recommend grantmaking opportunities that leverage WKKF investments for maximum impact in creating healthy environments for vulnerable families.

Create learning communities and collaborative networks among grantees and partners, develop and manage learning and evaluation components for grants, and cultivate a wide breadth and depth of knowledge about trends, practices, and issues relevant to public and community-based health systems and efforts. Work closely with WKKF’s Learning and Impact team to incorporate assessment components into program efforts to measure progress and impact. Document and circulate lessons learned from grant investments, networking meetings, and other foundation-related activities.

Work collaboratively to identify and prioritize the highest value knowledge and learning from the foundation’s grant investments and networking meetings.
Build goodwill and awareness of health issues affecting vulnerable children and families. Contribute ideas for how the foundation’s highest value knowledge and learning could be packaged and disseminated to benefit nonprofit executives, business leaders, government officials, community leaders, parents, and other external stakeholders of the foundation. Serve as a credible, articulate representative and spokesperson for the foundation.

Communicate the program’s strategic direction and funding interests to various audiences, internal and external to the foundation.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be first and foremost committed to the foundation’s mission and will have a current understanding of broad social-economic and systemic forces affecting the health and well-being of children, their families and their communities. S/he/they will have a demonstrated understanding of the necessity of an active pursuit of racial equity through healing efforts and the eradication of structural racism and an established understanding that creating lasting, systemic change in our society requires the engagement of all its members. S/he/they will possess relevant subject matter expertise and work experience in health equity and/or maternal and child health.

While no one person will embody all of the qualities enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:

• Master’s or terminal degree in public health or a relevant field is preferred. Preference for significant relevant work experience (8+ years) working within or partnered with public health systems and with strong national networks and contacts. A broad, generalist background with deep and comprehensive understanding of public health systems and financing, program design and development, budgeting and contracts, and community engagement.
• Strong familiarity with health policy landscape and evidence of effective work and technical skills in understanding the role that philanthropy can play in policy developments to sustain program success.
• Current knowledge about trends, movements, and policy development to stimulate appropriate programming directions and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Understanding of broad social and economic forces that affect the health of communities and families and shape programming efforts.
• An entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to translate concept into action. An innovation orientation and demonstrated courage to take calculated risks and respond flexibly. A high tolerance for complexity and uncertainty and the ability to adapt quickly to change.
• Capacity to develop and implement impactful programs and effectively communicate conceptual program frameworks to grant-seekers and trustees; deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking, and community change;
• The knowledge and sensitivity to effectively work with and support vulnerable communities including appreciation for historical context, discernment of relationship nuances and power dynamics, and understanding of social, racial, and ethnic realities;
• Expertise in understanding philanthropy’s role in policy development to sustain program success and the current trends, movements, and best practices in developing policy to advance and magnify philanthropic investment and capitalize on emerging opportunities; representing WKKF to a variety of stakeholders and intermediaries in a credible and influential way and with a selfless manner focusing on values and the greater good;
• Demonstrated success in forging and stewarding partnerships with the private sector, government agencies, foundations, policymakers and stakeholders in health, racial justice and equity, economic development, education, and community organizations in support of children and families;
• Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds; willingness to set aside a personal agenda in favor of organizational and/or community goals and objectives;
• Strong relationship building and communication skills; the ability to have authentic dialogue around sensitive issues including funding priorities, WKKF expectations, and community concerns; highly developed emotional intelligence and active listening skills, and the ability to use interpersonal and political skills in collaborative, diplomatic ways;
• Excellent writing, editing, analytical, and oral communication skills including the ability to collect, review, synthesize, and present information and findings;
• Ability to multitask and meet deadlines within designated timeframes, as well as demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities; strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail with the ability to work both independently, take initiative, and contribute ideas for enhancing performance;
• An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, and patience necessary to work within a transformative environment; and
• The ability and willingness to travel approximately 50-70% of the time.

How To Apply

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
More information about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation may be found at http://www.wkkf.org.

The search is being led by Carolyn Ho and Melinda Hull of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are 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-POFHWB@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

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

Chicago, IL

Development Officer (Part Time), Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education

The Organization

Since 1992, CAPE has engaged students, inspired teachers, transformed schools, and demonstrated impact by weaving the arts into academic classrooms across Chicago. CAPE is a fiscally sound organization that has a successful history of receiving support from private and public sources.

Position Overview

To further the reach and impact of CAPE’s work, we seek a trustworthy, dedicated, and experienced professional to support our individual giving efforts as a consultant or part-time staff member.  A successful candidate will enjoy collaborative work and will be excited to learn about, train in, and undertake a significant role in CAPE’s approach to individual giving.

Working at CAPE, the Development Officer will have the opportunity to support and to build upon a growing network of individual donors by contributing to individual giving efforts, organizing special events, collaborating with CAPE’s Board of Directors and Associate Board, and supporting marketing and communications strategies. The Development Officer will report to the Executive Director and will coordinate her/his work with CAPE’s Communications & Marketing Manager and the Grant Writer.

  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience
  • Status: Part time employee or consultant, depending on candidate preference
  • Hours:  20 hours per week; some evenings and weekends required for meetings and special events
  • Benefits:  Part-time employees are eligible for certain benefits, including access to health insurance and 401k.
  • Location: Based at the CAPE Offices at 228 S. Wabash, partial work-from-home arrangements are possible.
  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Starting Date: January 2019

Responsibilities
Donor Acquisition

  • Lead semi-monthly information sessions on CAPE’s mission designed to educate and inspire prospective donors
  • Engage potential donors to determine interest and set next steps for further engagement
  • Support volunteers and board members in identifying and cultivating potential new donors

Donor Cultivation and Retention

  • Schedule and attend meetings, phone calls and small group events with annual fund donors
  • Meet with program staff and visit classrooms to collect information and stories to share with potential and current donors

Donor Solicitation

  • Support the Executive Director in scheduling meetings and calls with the members of CAPE’s Creative Learning Society
  • Develop and organize mission-driven small-scale special events for Creative Learning Society Members
  • Develop, and when appropriate present, solicitation materials and proposals for leadership gifts

Administrative

  • Work with Communications & Marketing Manager to create and distribute fundraising mailings (physical and digital), including calendar maintenance, printing, and mailing
  • Meet quarterly with the Office Manager to reconcile accounting and fundraising records
  • Contribute to foundation and corporate prospect research, and contribute to grant proposals if needed
  • Maintain and update information in CAPE’s donor management database and create reports as needed by CAPE board and staff
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the development team consisting of board members, volunteers and staff members

Special Events

  • Lead the planning, execution, and follow up related to CAPE’s annual fundraiser, smaller donor events, discussion panels, and art exhibitions throughout the year
  • Support the CAPE Associate Board in developing and executing 2 or 3 special events each year

Board Relations

  • Participate in the CAPE Board of Directors Development and Marketing Committees
  • Work with the Executive Director to schedule committee meetings and confirm attendance
  • Attend and take minutes at board and committee meetings as needed

Staff Meetings

  • Participate in weekly Advancement Team meetings and quarterly staff meetings

Qualifications

  • Ability to articulate a passion for the arts and arts education and/or a personal connection to public education
  • Demonstrated understanding of prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation strategies
  • Bachelor’s degree required in a related field
  • Passion for engaging with potential and current donors, both one-on-one and in group settings
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Google Apps, and at least one donor management database (Bloomerang a plus)
  • Ability and eagerness to travel occasionally to schools located all across Chicago and to occasional conferences and workshops nationally
  • Comfort with working independently and collaborating with colleagues and volunteers
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills that can be adapted for different audiences
  • Understand and abide by generally accepted fundraising ethics and privacy standards and policies
  • Experience with Benevon a plus

How To Apply

Please visit CAPEchicago.org/development-officer to review job posting and submit application materials through the form link available at the bottom of the page.

Dallas, TX

CEO, Philanthropy Southwest

The Organization

VISION :: A thriving southwestern U.S. through the power of collaborative philanthropy

MISSION :: We foster philanthropic excellence and trusted partnerships that impact our region’s most pressing issues.

WHO WE ARE :: Founded in 1949, Philanthropy Southwest is the most enduring association of grantmakers in the United States. Our long history means we know how to provide timely information and connect colleagues across the region to help them thrive and succeed in their work.

PSW is the premier philanthropy serving organization in the southwestern United States, with hundreds of member organizations across the region. We believe that philanthropy is done best when done collaboratively and with excellence, and we foster a network across which our members generously help and support each other. We would like to see philanthropy drive meaningful impact on pressing regional issues.

PSW provides the following core programs and services:

  1. Annual Conference – 70 years of convening the region’s grantmakers to learn, connect, collaborate, and grow
  2. Educational Offerings – dozens of local, regional, and online training sessions designed to meet the professional development needs of our members’ trustees and staff
  3. Membership Network – a robust and diverse group of hundreds of grantmaking and philanthropic organizations, connected to each other, and committed to philanthropic excellence and impact
  4. Research and Resources – a robust resource library, and both primary and secondary research on issues that are important to our members
  5. Policy Advocacy – opportunities to join with peers to advocate for the views and needs of grantmakers at the local and national level
  6. Collaboration-Building – catalyzing of and backbone services for several issue- and geography-focused collaborations of grantmakers
  7. Peer Networks – creation of and support for affinity groups based on role, geography, etc.

PSW has also recently completed a robust strategic direction-setting initiative led by the board of directors. That initiative has resulted in our new vision and mission, a significant new focus on building meaningful collaborations with our partners and peers, and a reimagination of PSW as a leading-edge, impactful philanthropy serving organization. The PSW board and staff team are extremely excited about bringing on a new CEO to help lead the organization into a bold new future!

Position Overview

Overarching CEO responsibilities include: 

  • Lead the active pursuit of PSW’s vision of building a thriving southwestern U.S. through the power of collaborative philanthropy
  • Partner closely with the board of directors to set a clear strategy for PSW (including long- and short-term goals and objectives), and lead the ongoing execution and evaluation of that strategy
  • Manage the PSW 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with integrity and according to best practices
  • Supervise, develop, and build the PSW staff team (currently four other professionals)
  • Develop strong relationships with our members, serving as a strategic connector across the network, and ensuring that our members receive timely and high-quality service and support
  • Lead the PSW staff effort to provide programs, resources, and educational opportunities (to include but not limited to annual conference, workshops, seminars, etc.) to support PSW’s membership learning about and applying excellent philanthropy
  • Actively recruit new members to join PSW
  • Develop strategic partnerships among our peer philanthropy-serving organizations that benefit our members and their work
  • Proactively develop and maintain leadership-level expertise in the world of philanthropy, and serve as a subject matter expert in the philanthropic arena
  • Build relationships with grantmakers and donors for the purpose of raising funds, including submitting grant proposals
  • Ensure PSW’s public image (including our brand, web and social media presence, PR profile, etc.) remains positive
  • Communicate regularly and clearly with the board of directors and the broader membership
  • Advocate for our members, and for their collective interests and needs, with policy-makers and other influencers

In relationship to the PSW Board, responsibilities include:

  • Work with the chair of the board to set the agenda for regular board meetings
  • Create and manage an annual budget that will be reviewed and approved by the board
  • Ensure board meetings and their logistics are planned and managed well
  • Meet regularly with the PSW Board members individually and collectively to drive adoption and execution of board initiatives
  • Ensure PSW’s various board committees are well-supported, and either personally serve or assign another staff member to serve as a staff liaison for each committee
  • Provide information and metrics to measure performance to assist the board in evaluating the performance of the CEO
  • Be responsible for the execution and fulfillment of decisions made by the PSW Board
  • Oversee all PSW financial management, including budgeting, financial reporting, external auditing, accounting, payroll, etc. in a manner that appropriately engages the board and ensures their satisfaction with regard to their fiduciary oversight
  • Serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the PSW Board of Directors
  • Work with board to identify and recruit a strategically diverse pool of board directors

In relationship to our members, responsibilities include:

  • Cultivate personal relationships with members throughout the region to promote their active  engagement in PSW’s member network and programs
  • Ensure members receive accurate and timely communications, opportunities to interact with other members, resources they need to be successful, and prompt, high-quality service from PSW staff
  • Respond to and anticipate member needs, and identify opportunities and developing products and services that address those needs
  • Actively recruit new members and ensure an organization-wide membership recruitment and retention plan is in place and executed against
  • Continuously seek to enhance member benefits and ensure that membership dues and benefits are competitive and offer members great value
  • Help ensure that PSW has a diverse and inclusive membership

In relationship to peer philanthropy-serving organizations, responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain collaborative, constructive relationships with southwest region state-level philanthropy serving organizations and with other such regionally- and nationally-focused organizations
  • Seek opportunities to create collaborative programs and other offerings with our peer organizations

In relationship to our funders, responsibilities include:

  • Ensure an annual fund development plan, with a clear understanding of the fundraising needs of the organization, is shared with the board and managed by the staff
  • Develop healthy, long-term relationships with donors, ensuring they receive full communication and any information they need to continue to support our work

In relationship to PSW staff, responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a mission leader to the staff, working to inspire them to rally behind our mission and vision
  • Within budget parameters, manage day-to-day operations and all PSW staff, including ensuring appropriate levels of staffing
  • Regularly evaluate staff performance, both individually and collectively
  • Support the staff’s professional development needs
  • Cultivate a healthy, respectful, and diverse work environment and culture
  • Ensure the organization has appropriate systems, tools, technology, processes, and policies required according to leading practices

Required Competencies

  • Has experience casting a vision for an organization and working to achieve that vision
  • Is a skilled relationship developer and builder, with a demonstrated understanding of the strength of networks
  • Has a strong working knowledge of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors
  • Has solid business acumen and a strong understanding of financial analysis, revenue and expense management, and budgeting
  • Has demonstrated a capability to raise funds for an organization
  • Has been a change agent and is comfortable embracing and leading change
  • Has successfully managed a team of employees, volunteers, or both
  • Has a strong work ethic and is a self-starter
  • Has an effective, collaborative interpersonal manner
  • Has demonstrated experience in building consensus among diverse stakeholders and facilitating action towards a common goal
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills, able to balance multiple competing priorities and schedules
  • Is an effective communicator, both interpersonally and in a public speaking format

Additional Preferred Competencies

  • Experience working in a membership-focused nonprofit organization
  • A genuine enthusiasm for philanthropy
  • Experience developing and leading earned revenue service offerings (in nonprofit or business)
  • Executive-level experience leading a nonprofit organization, ideally in the philanthropic sector, and/or similar experience in the for-profit arena
  • Experience and/or close involvement with conference planning and management
  • Familiarity with current technologies used to manage and support nonprofits, especially membership organizations
  • Experience promoting equity and inclusion in organizations and networks
  • Some experience with organizing policy analysis and advocacy efforts

Education and Experience

  • Preferred 7-10 years of executive or senior management experience successfully leading teams and organizations is required
  • Previous experience in the nonprofit and/or philanthropy sectors is strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required) or Master’s Degree (preferred)

Compensation

  • PSW will offer an executive-level salary that is competitive with industry standards and commensurate with experience
  • Benefits include paid health, dental, and vision benefits, as well as an employer retirement contribution and generous personal time off and holidays
  • A performance bonus is also part of the compensation package

Job Classification and Expectations

  • This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position, subject to State of Texas employment laws
  • Candidates should expect a combination of traditional work days and weeks (e.g. roughly 40-hour weeks, approximately 8:30 am – 5:30 pm days) with occasional need to work evenings and weekends
  • The PSW office is located in Dallas, TX, and there is a preference that the selected candidate would be able to live full-time in Dallas. However, given the right candidate and situation, the board is willing to consider other arrangements
  • Regular travel throughout the southwestern U.S. (by air and car) is expected for this position

Reporting Structure

  • This position reports to the PSW Board Executive Committee and ultimately to the full board of directors
  • Four PSW staff members (one of whom is a contractor) currently report directly to the CEO position

Just a few of the many reasons we believe this position will be attractive to candidates include:

  • The emerging new vision and mission for PSW is compelling, and the organization’s strategy is innovative and forward-looking
  • PSW is a stable, 70-year-old nonprofit with a long history of success, impact, and solid support
  • Philanthropy in the southwest is on the rise, with dozens of new grantmaking organizations being created every year, and philanthropy’s impactful role in our region growing rapidly
  • Both the board and staff are filled with highly engaged, talented individuals who are excited about welcoming a new leader
  • The organization is financially strong, and its members are all philanthropic organizations, many of which generously support PSW over and above their annual membership dues

How To Apply

Application Process

  • This search is being led by PSW’s Strategy and Search Committee, with the guidance of a search consultant
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, official resume, and a list of three references to: search@philanthropysouthwest.org
  • Information should be submitted no later than January 6, 2019
  • All interested applicants can expect to be contacted in some manner within three weeks of the above date
  • All candidate submissions will remain confidential with our search consultant (Good Works Strategic Advisors), and only vetted semi-finalist candidates will be revealed to PSW Strategy and Search Committee members for interviews

Denver, CO

Senior Program Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

The Mission of The Colorado Health Foundation is to improve the health of Coloradans and it is our Vision that across Colorado each of us can say: “We have all we need to live healthy lives.” The Foundation follows these cornerstones upon which our work is based: We serve Coloradans who have low income and/or have historically had less power or privilege. We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.  We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.  

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce the position of Senior Program Officer. This opportunity is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s work towards bringing health in reach for all Coloradans. The Senior Program Officer will be working on the Foundation’s priorities of Advocacy, Capacity Building and Community Solutions, as well as on the Foundation’s place-based efforts.

The Foundation follows these cornerstones upon which our work is based: We serve Coloradans who have low income and/or have historically had less power or privilege. We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.  We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

The ideal candidate personally connects with our mission and cornerstones, excels at communicating across constituencies, works well in ambiguity, and proactively identifies opportunities to advance the Foundation’s mission, while remaining grounded in the day to day execution of tasks and responsibilities. They will have a broad understanding of health philanthropy, precursors to health (i.e. social determinants), nonprofits, systems and community-based work.

This position requires a deep understanding of the low-income communities we exist to serve, including communities of color, rural communities, and/or and neighborhoods or regions that face issues of inequity. A Bachelor’s Degree in either social work, public health or administration, business administration or related field is necessary. Additionally, qualified candidates need eight years’ experience in the nonprofit, public, or health sectors providing program and/or operational management. Program officers spend a great deal of time in the community which requires a minimum of 40% travel throughout Colorado.

How To Apply

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced professional who wants a rewarding opportunity to bring health in reach for all Coloradans. All applications require a resume and cover letter. You will want to visit www.coloradohealth.org to apply.

This position closes on Monday, December 3rd, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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

Denver, Colorado

Chief Development Officer, Morris Animal Foundation

The Organization

Morris Animal Foundation is the oldest and largest non-profit source of funding for science that improves the lives of animals. Established in 1948 by a veterinarian, the Foundation has funded over 2000 studies and committed over $100M to research benefiting companion animals and wildlife. Based in Denver, Colorado, its staff of 40 professionals manages approximately 250 studies at any given time, including the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest and most important study to date in veterinary medicine. Building on this impressive and solid history, the Foundation is entering a new era.  They believe that with the increasing recognition of the vital role that animals play in their lives and society, extraordinary growth of their mission is not only possible but also imperative.

Position Overview

The Morris Animal Foundation seeks a leader with exceptional strategic skills combine with the personal qualities necessary to build upon current success to a new level of operational effectiveness and philanthropic investment in its enterprise. The chief development officer will be a person of significant gravitas who resonates both personally and professionally with Morris’ mission and the people who both carry out and benefit from its pursuit of that mission.

Morris Animal Foundation is the oldest and largest non-profit source of funding for science that improves the lives of animals. Established in 1948 by a veterinarian, the Foundation has funded over 2000 studies and committed over $100M to research benefiting companion animals and wildlife. Based in Denver, Colorado, its staff of 40 professionals manages approximately 250 studies at any given time, including the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the largest and most important study to date in veterinary medicine. Building on this impressive and solid history, the Foundation is entering a new era.  They believe that with the increasing recognition of the vital role that animals play in their lives and society, extraordinary growth of their mission is not only possible but also imperative.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CDO will help facilitate and foster a culture of philanthropy that assures fundraising success and strategically advances the foundation’s mission, all while subscribing to the highest professional standards of prospect cultivation, gift stewardship and staff management. The CDO will be a member of a collaborative leadership team and will be expected to contribute to making institutional decisions, setting priorities, reviewing plans and developing policies and practices, in accordance with the foundation’s strategic goals for fundraising. The CDO will work closely with the foundation’s Board of Trustees in setting fundraising strategies and priorities that will help to realize the collective vision for the future of the foundation.

The CDO will have overall leadership responsibility for institutional advancement through the management of a portfolio that encompasses all development program areas: annual programs, leadership gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, stewardship and events and development operations. It is expected that the CDO will maintain and foster relationships with key donors and prospects.

The CDO will be the principal architect and director of all development activities. This will require strong coordination with the foundation departments, especially with marketing and communication colleagues to ensure the foundation’s messages are aligned with the institution’s overall communications strategy.

The new CDO will have an exemplary background of demonstrated success in building relationships as well as leading a modern, complex development effort. Other essential qualities include exemplary interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, personal integrity, belief in accountability and excellent communication skills. It will be important that this leader be a strategic thinker who can execute the plan, as well as, the ability to build positive rapport and work effectively with a diverse and wide range of constituencies. The successful candidate should have a proven track record in fundraising and comprehensive knowledge of all major advancement functions, including the ability to solicit and close major gifts.

How To Apply

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a statement of application and a resume) should be submitted to the candidate portal by clicking here. Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search: Mercedes C. Vance and Kim Brettschneider at 630-575-6175.

Equal employment opportunity/ unlawful harassment

Morris Animal Foundation is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity.  We prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment against applicants or employees based on age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.  This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes.  Unlawful harassment means to create a hostile work environment based upon an individual’s race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age 40 or over, or religion.  This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.

East Hartford, Connecticut

Executive Director, The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence

The Organization

Overview

The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (The Alliance) is a 501 (c)(3) statewide coalition of nine individual sexual assault crisis programs – or “member centers” – that encompass all corners of the state with headquarters in East Hartford, Connecticut. Since its founding in 1982, The Alliance has grown to be a pivotal organization in the movement to end sexual violence and expand high-quality trauma-informed services to sexual violence survivors throughout the state of Connecticut.

The Alliance is proud of the many strengths it has built over the nearly 40 years of its work: a strong reputation as the go-to expert on issues related to sexual violence, a solid funding base of government support that increased even during the recent years of government cutbacks, a victim-centered focus throughout its work, a consistent track record of legislative wins, robust community partnerships and alliances, a new prevention-focused brand, outreach to and engagement of men and marginalized communities, high-quality and active training and education efforts, significant work in the Latinx community and on college campuses, significant investments in task forces and collaborations with the justice and health care systems and a nationally-recognized post-conviction victim advocate program.

The Board of Directors of The Alliance now seeks a new executive to build on its considerable strengths, successfully address its challenges, work toward securing an even more resilient future and lead the effort to realize its mission to end sexual violence. The new leader of this flagship organization will take the reins at an exciting time and has the opportunity to lead The Alliance to a new level of leadership in the movement to end sexual violence.

Overview of Programs and Operations

The mission of the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence is to create communities free of sexual violence and to provide culturally affirming, trauma-informed advocacy, prevention, and intervention services centered on the voices of survivors.

The Alliance works to fulfill its mission through the following core activities:

Support of nine member centers

The Alliance supports its nine member centers by providing them with pass-through funding, training, and coaching and advising. It also designs and promotes standards for member centers and key stakeholders. Each member center provides intervention and advocacy services to people of all ages through 24-hour crisis hotlines in English and Spanish, crisis counseling, safety planning and accompaniment, advocacy and emotional support through the criminal justice and health care systems. These services operate free of charge 365 days per year.

Public policy advocacy

A keen focus of The Alliance is on impacting state policy related to sexual violence. To that end, a full-time policy director, with strategic support from the executive director, is very active in advocating for system change through legislative action.

Post-Conviction Victim Services Program

The Alliance has developed a statewide Post-Conviction Victim Advocate Program that provides support to victims after their offenders return to the community. This program is nationally recognized for its highly collaborative model that brings together probation and parole officers, sex offender treatment providers and victim advocates.

Prevention through education, training and outreach programs

The Alliance is the state’s leading provider of sexual violence prevention education and training programs with specialized campaigns and programs for men and youth that have reached over 50,000 people throughout the state each year. The Alliance’s new Training and Advocacy Center focuses on professional skills and best practice for certified sexual assault crisis counselors and advocates, first responders and allies.

Legal Services Program

The Alliance recently acquired the Victim Rights Center of Connecticut, or VRCCT, which brought legal services of four attorneys in-house to survivors and capacity building to member centers to help assess the legal needs of the victims they serve.

Movement building

The Alliance spearheads caucuses and councils where sexual assault victim advocates and allied professionals can discuss and learn from their unique perspectives, identify emerging trends and make recommendations on policy and community issues: Queer Caucus Against Sexual Assault, Women of Color Caucus Against Sexual Assault, Men’s Advisory Council, Member Advisory Committee and Victim Survivor Advisory Council. The Alliance also continues to coordinate the Connecticut College Consortium to End Sexual Violence, a partnership between private and public universities and The Alliance and its member centers.

Approximately two thirds of The Alliance’s 6.7 million-dollar budget is passed through to support front line member center services. The additional funds support statewide operations and programs. The majority of The Alliance’s revenue is from state and federal government grants including Department of Justice and Office for Victims of Crime funds.

The Alliance is governed by a 12-member board of directors. Board composition includes ethnic, gender, age and racial diversity, as well as expertise in communications, marketing, higher education, sexual assault and trauma-informed interventions, psychotherapy, government relations, workforce development and risk assessment. The Alliance employs 31 staff that include a team of 14 post-conviction victim services advocates.

Executive Transition

The Alliance’s executive director of seven years is exiting the organization to pursue a new professional opportunity. An eight-member search committee comprised of both board and staff members have assumed the responsibility of managing the search.

In order to support this important transition in leadership, The Alliance’s board engaged the services of TSNE MissionWorks to facilitate an executive transition process that would be thoughtful and inclusive. Participants in the process include the entire Alliance staff and board, as well as directors and managers from the member centers, and a number of community partners/stakeholders. The Alliance’s strengths, challenges, priorities and more were identified through this process, and this information will inform the organization’s next leader, with the goal of ensuring a successful executive transition and success of The Alliance well into the future.

Responsibilities

Strategic Opportunities and Challenges

The Alliance has a pivotal opportunity as it embarks on this transition. The organization saw tremendous growth under the previous executive’s leadership, including significant increases in staff and budget, an organizational re-branding, increased marketing, major legislative wins, increased services to marginalized communities, the development of a Training and Advocacy Center and the recent acquisition of a legal services center.

The next Executive Director of the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence will inherit a significant opportunity to leverage The Alliance’s many strengths to continue to grow the organization into the next phase of its important social change work. The organization will be able to expand into new program areas as well, such as youth activism and transformative justice.

Challenges

· A tight funding environment; budget cutbacks.
· Increased competition for funds.
· An uncertain and tumultuous political landscape.

Opportunities

· Capitalize on the many opportunities brought by the #MeToo movement: the public and intensive coverage and rich public dialogue, new allies and collaborations and new resources and energy that can support the work of ending sexual violence.

· Expand and diversify The Alliance’s funding base through creative avenues of earned income, cause-related fundraising and private foundation grants.

· Expand into new program areas, such as youth activism and transformative justice.

· Promote The Alliance as the state’s leading voice to end sexual violence.

High priorities for the new executive director are

· Maintain a strong, supportive and collaborative relationship with the nine member centers as a critical vehicle of The Alliance’s survivor-centered work;
· Ensure a high-functioning, team-centered, trauma-informed organization. This includes assessing the workplace environment and addressing climate issues through team building, staff development and a collaborative management approach;
· Maintain The Alliance’s focus on the needs and voices of survivors/victims;
· Deepen The Alliance’s anti-racism and anti-oppression work;
· Drive large-scale, strategic fund development;
· Maintain current and build new partnerships and relationships with key players in state government and the field of sexual violence;
· Further strengthen and diversify the board of directors; and
· Move The Alliance’s systems change and policy agenda forward.

Position Overview

Qualifications

Profile of the Ideal Candidate

The next Executive Director of The Alliance will be able to build on the many strengths of the organization while navigating through a turbulent and highly charged political and social environment to further grow the organization’s capacity to fulfill its critical mission of creating communities free of sexual violence. This position requires a leader with high emotional intelligence and excellent communication and public speaking skills; a relationship-builder who astutely navigates the political, criminal justice and other realms; skillful at building coalitions, an advocate who is passionate about ending sexual violence and understands the dynamics of building and sustaining trauma-informed services.

Minimum Credentials

Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred. At least five years of experience in a senior leadership role in a similar size organization in the field of sexual violence or a related field.

Qualities

Passionate advocate for the mission

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated passion for ending sexual violence and a commitment to anti-oppression, anti-racism and an inter-sectional lens through his/her/their personal or professional history, and be able to translate that passion into an articulate and compelling story. She/he/they will have a personality that ignites passion in others.

Keen emotional intelligence
The ideal candidate will have keen listening skills, empathy, self-awareness and the ability to connect with people of different styles, professional levels and backgrounds.

Demonstrated core values of integrity and honesty
The essential quality of humility and an intuitive understanding of when to give credit to others while exercising effective leadership is a must. The ideal candidate will be open-minded, approachable and fair.

Flexibility and balance
The ability to face difficult challenges and occasional crises with competence and grace will be a valuable asset.

Innovative and entrepreneurial approach
The ideal candidate will continually scan the environment for key trends and new opportunities, can leverage opportunities and support for initiatives and has an innovative approach to solving problems and overcoming challenges.

Skills

Experienced nonprofit or business manager
The ideal candidate will have significant professional experience in supervision and management of staff, in administering a complex, multi-source budget and in efficiently and strategically aligning and maximizing resources.

Respectful, inclusive and effective leader and developer of staff
The ideal candidate will be able to inspire, develop and empower staff and create a productive team-based culture that welcomes inclusion and diversity. She/he/they will be able to build and maintain a climate of trust and respect where each worker feels appreciated for her/his/their strengths and contributions. She/he/they will embrace a learning environment and be committed to supporting diversity, inclusion and equity.

Experience in trauma-informed services
The ideal candidate will have a background working in the field of sexual violence or in a closely related area. She/he/they will have a strong understanding of trauma-informed work and be committed to supporting a trauma-informed work environment. Experience as a victim advocate a plus.

Demonstrated success in diversifying and expanding revenue streams
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in fund development and will have the ability to lead the board and staff in executing an ambitious, multi-year comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Exceptional communication skills
The ideal candidate will be able to passionately articulate, both in writing and orally, the organization’s mission, and deliver compelling presentations to public and private audiences.

Experience in public policy advocacy, with keen political acumen and strong networking and collaboration skills
The ideal candidate must have strong political acumen and skills and be able to navigate the legislative process and influence policy decisions. She/he/they will have a track record of gaining high-level access and building and maintaining strong relationships of trust with people of influence in the nonprofit, corporate, education, legislative and government arenas, as well as the ability to build effective collaboration among these various groups.

Experience working with boards of directors
The ideal candidate will be skilled in working effectively in partnership with boards of directors to carry out the mission of the organization, set strategic direction and build a board culture of diversity and inclusiveness.

Application Information

This national search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWork’s Executive Transitions Program with Transition Consultant Catherine Bradshaw. All submissions are confidential. Electronic submissions sent via this link are preferred.

Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter, the latter expressing passion for the mission and fit for the role at The Alliance. Along with salary expectations, please include how you learned of the opportunity and attach any other relevant information (e.g., published articles). All applications will be acknowledged. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit their candidacy within 30 days of the position posting date.

The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. People from historically and currently under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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New York

Executive and Operations Assistant, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

The Organization

About Funders for LGBTQ Issues

 

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a network of foundations and corporations dedicated to increasing the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic, and gender justice. We provide three key services for the field of philanthropy:

  1. Convening & Collective Action – We convene grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues so that they may connect with one another, learn from each other, coordinate their efforts, and maximize their impact. We host working groups and initiatives on specific topics to help funders shape funding strategies and leverage opportunities for new philanthropic partnerships. Through participation in other philanthropic conferences and partnerships with other funder networks, we also broaden our reach and ensure LGBTQ voices are present in vital funding conversations.
  2. Outreach & Support Services – We conduct individualized outreach and engagement of funders not currently funding LGBTQ issues to demonstrate how LGBTQ issues intersect with a range of grantmaking priorities. We connect with allies in foundations not yet funding LGBTQ issues and work with them to build institutions that are more inclusive and responsive to LGBTQ communities.​
  3. Research & Communications – We produce an annual tracking report and other special reports to monitor the charter of LGBTQ funding in order to identify trends, gaps, and opportunities. Our reports on domestic and global LGBTQ funding are considered the field’s most reliable and useful source of data on resource flows to LGBTQ communities. Many of our reports have been cited by academic journals, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, government agencies, newspapers, blogs, and other media.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues has a long history of tracking LGBTQ grantmaking by both U.S. foundations and international institutions.  The organization prides itself on being the premier hub for information and resources related to LGBTQ philanthropy. The Executive and Operations Assistant plays an instrumental role in maintaining this reputation.

Position Overview

Overview of the Position

The Executive and Operations Assistant will play an important role in increasing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness. The three key areas of responsibility are:

  1. Supporting the President through various executive administrative duties, including managing the President’s schedule and travel arrangements, and managing the president’s expenses.
  2. Supporting the Board of Directors, assisting with management of the board of directors and its committees, including scheduling board meetings and committee meetings.
  3. Supporting the Director of Finance and Administration through various operational and finance duties, including management of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

The Executive and Operations Assistant will play an important role in strengthening and streamlining organizational systems. The successful candidate will love building out smart systems, whether a spreadsheet for tracking prospects or a new workflow for managing travel schedules. The job will include a wide range of tasks large and small, but patience for administrative minutiae and for managing up are a must. Experience in philanthropy is not required for this position, but we are seeking candidates with a passion for LGBTQ issues and social change and a deep curiosity and interest in understanding the world of funders. The position will work closely with the President and the Director of Philanthropic Outreach to implement strategies for building and maintaining strong relationships with members, new funders, and other key stakeholders. The position will be based at Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ New York City office.

Specific Responsibilities

Executive and administrative support for the President.

  • Manage the President’s calendar, including scheduling of meetings and booking of travel arrangements.
  • Work with the President and the Director of Philanthropic Outreach to assure high-quality relationship building and efficient follow-up for the organization’s members, funders, trustees, and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide administrative support for the President, including the processing of receipts and expenses, management of Expensify account, data entry, and follow-up on meetings and conferences.

Board of Directors support

  • Work with the President and the Board of Directors to coordinate the logistics of all board meetings, including document preparations, travel arrangements, and venues.
  • Coordinate scheduling of all board meetings and board committee meetings.
  • Attend board meetings and take minutes.
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of board documents and tools, such as board dockets, orientation materials for new board members, and demographic surveys.

Support operations and finance functions of the organization.

  • Assist in logistics for meetings, convenings, and member events including preparing and shipping.
  • Order office supplies as needed.
  • Monthly management of accounts payable and receivable.
  • Prepare electronic files for the annual audit.

Other possible opportunities and cross-team support

  • Contribute to development of President’s presentations and external communications as needed.
  • Participate in staff-wide projects, organizational planning, fundraising, and events.
  • Participate in other meetings and activities as assigned.

  • Contribute to development of President’s presentations and external communications as needed.
  • Participate in staff-wide projects, organizational planning, fundraising, and events.
  • Participate in other meetings and activities as assigned.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented and personable, combining a love of people with a love of well- organized systems. She or he will have an aptitude and energy for “managing up” for a friendly but busy executive and board of directors.

Some prior experience working in an office setting required, as well as a passion for LGBTQ philanthropy and social change. Additional requirements are as follows:

  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Preferred proficiency with FLUXX database or familiarity with other donor/grantmaking databases.
  • Experience with office management and working with vendors.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel; Powerpoint a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage ever-shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a semi-remote team.

Salary range is in the low $50,000s depending upon experience. Excellent benefits, including full medical, retirement plan contributions, and generous holidays and vacation schedule. Flexible work hours, including the ability to work from home occasionally, are friendly to balancing work and personal obligations.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to the Executive and Operations position on our career page at lgbtfunders.bamboohr.com/jobs.

Calls will not be accepted.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building the leadership of people of color, women, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Funders for LGBTQ Issues does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.

New York

Bellagio 60 Project Manager, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Organization

For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation has brought people together around the globe to try to solve the world’s most challenging problems and promote the well-being of humanity. Today, in a world capable of so much, it is unacceptable that there are still so many with so little. That’s why the Rockefeller Foundation fights to secure the fundamentals of human well-being—health, food, energy, jobs—so they’re within reach for everyone, everywhere in the world. Our approach is grounded in what we’ve seen work over more than a century: It’s inspired by science, rigorous about data, brings together and empowers others, and is focused on real results that improve people’s lives.

Position Overview

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center is a 50 acre property located at the heart of Lake Como in Northern Italy.  The Foundation’s history with the Bellagio Center began in 1959, when the property was gifted to the Foundation “for the promotion of international understanding.” Since 1959, the Center has supported many meaningful advances through its residency and conference programs and is globally renowned for fostering cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exchange.

June 2019 will mark the 60th anniversary of the Foundation’s stewardship of the property and this milestone is a unique opportunity for the Foundation to experiment with a range of events and content which will inform go forward strategy. Bellagio 60 is a key priority of the Foundation’s Global Policy and Advocacy (GPA) team and will include a range of integrated activities including convenings at Bellagio, a film production, podcasts, network building and engagement, and other events outside of Bellagio such as an art exhibit(s), alumni gatherings and more.

The Global Policy and Advocacy team is comprised of the regional offices in Asia and Africa, the convenings & Bellagio Center team, and the policy, communications, partnerships, and program influence and campaigns functions. As a strategy and service unit, the team operates with four primary aims: setting the table for action-oriented convenings and consensus in support of global goals; shaping the conversation around food, health, power and jobs, and building optimism for solving problems that will improve life for the world’s poorest through compelling story-telling and impact-focused narratives; building allies for our program teams and their work by creating, nurturing and extending networks that will help Rockefeller Foundation investments and ideas travel farther and make an impact faster. Finally, the team aims to partner for impact, forging alliances, shared funding vehicles, and advocacy strategies that amplify our reach, influence, and impact.

The Bellagio 60 Project Manager will be responsible for organizing all aspects of the Bellagio 60 program – including tracking and managing workflow and execution against deadlines, running Bellagio 60 working group meetings, and other critical logistical and programmatic details. This person will work closely with all members of Global Policy and Advocacy engaging in Bellagio 60 programming including the VP office, the Convening team in NY, the Bellagio team in Italy, and other key partners across the Foundation. This position is offered on a one year term appointment.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

  • Conduct all Bellagio 60 activities through the production of an overall project plan that enables management of workflows and tracking against deadlines
  • Lead weekly Bellagio 60 planning meetings efficiently and effectively to move the work forward
  • Support execution of singular projects within Bellagio 60 set of activities (i.e., documentary film production, event planning at Bellagio and elsewhere, creation and distribution of external communications)
  • Support production of materials to communicate project progress and status with senior leadership of GPA and the Foundation
  • Manage tracking of external engagement across all Bellagio 60 activities such as invitations, acceptances and declines, and other communications
  • Produce external communications as needed such as invitations, thank you notes and other follow ups
  • As necessary, support day of and onsite execution of various events by coordinating with vendors and managing other logistics

Key deliverables:

  • Overall project plan with key activities, timeline, and milestones
  • Weekly planning meetings
  • Status updates on activities to inform decision making and to share out information with key partners
  • Support of execution of all components of Bellagio 60 through July 2019

Supervision Received:

This position is supervised by and reports to the Associate Director, Global Policy and Advocacy

 Supervision Exercised:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities

 Qualifications & Skills:

Competencies:

Leadership: Vision, innovation, thought leadership, collaboration, integrity, accountability and emotional intelligence.

People Management: Skills in team building, delegating, inspiring and motivating.

Strategic Ability: Ability to see opportunities, design innovative approaches backed by strong analysis and planning.

Execution:  Strong project management skills, deadline management, sense of responsibility and accountability and the ability to effectively multi-task.

Partnership and relationship Building: Strong professional representation of the Foundation, interpersonal relationship abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation, strategic partnership building.

Decision-Making: Ability to evaluate risks and opportunities, using analytical and strong problem-solving skills.

Integration: Ability to demonstrate inclusiveness, collaboration, respect and broad organizational interests.

Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication abilities; exceptional listening written and verbal skills.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated independent project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong inter-personal and people management skills
  • Familiarity with operations
  • Flexibility to travel when necessary

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply

Details can be found here.

New York, NY

Senior Associate, Portfolio Strategy & Management, Blue Meridian Partners

The Organization

Blue Meridian Partners is a results-driven model that is unlocking unprecedented resources for solving problems that trap youth and families in poverty and limit economic mobility.

Blue Meridian brings the mindset of an investor to its philanthropic work, viewing grants as investments that serve as flexible, upfront growth capital for organizations and pay dividends in the form of measurable social progress. Blue Meridian takes a rigorous, strategic approach to grantmaking: identifying, funding and scaling the most promising strategies poised to make a national impact.

We provide social sector leaders with the growth capital they require (up to $200 million) to reach their full potential. We provide philanthropists with a way to deploy their capital effectively, while sharing the costs, risks and rewards of our collaborative investments.

Launched in 2015 and building on the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s nearly 20 years of experience, Blue Meridian has built a strong portfolio of “investees,” committed a total of $350 million to back the first phases of their scaling plans, and pooled $1.7 billion from more than a dozen a group of philanthropists.

Blue Meridian has recently announced plans to continue to grow and become an independent organization. As part of our next chapter, we seek strategic and collaborative team members who share our commitment to building a better future for our nation’s youth and families, and to expanding the impact of strategies that work.

Position Overview

Position Profile

The Senior Associate, Portfolio Strategy & Management, supports and helps develop a portfolio of investments in high-performing nonprofits with proven strategies to improve the life trajectories of economically disadvantaged youth and families.  He/she is also responsible for supporting all the Blue Meridian Managing Directors in diverse activities, including working closely with Blue Meridian investees, reporting on performance to Blue Meridian management and Partners, and leading projects pursuant to Blue Meridian’s strategic priorities.

Position Type
Exempt

Location
New York City

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, the Senior Associate, Portfolio Strategy and Management, will:

  • ​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. Help craft performance milestones with investees and chart a roadmap for success.
  • Take ownership of investee quarterly performance reports, capturing current performance, risks, and future potential.  Prepare materials and talking points for Partner updates.
  • Design, participate in, and sometimes facilitate investee meetings, strategy sessions and performance reviews.
  • Lead research, conduct interviews, and analyze data to support Blue Meridian’s sourcing and due diligence efforts to explore potential investment opportunities.

Contribute to Innovation Initiatives
To expand our work and enhance our competitiveness, Blue Meridian will develop from time to time “innovation initiatives.”.  These will typically be cross-staffed by members of the Blue Meridian team on a part-time basis, depending on their skills and experience as well as team members’ interests wherever possible.  With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, the Senior Associate, Portfolio Strategy and Management, will:

  • Contribute to and sometimes lead activities that may include project planning and management, research, developing strategies, concepts and proposals, and developing and implementing new programs.

Qualifications

  • At least seven years of professional/advanced academic experience in finance, management consulting, philanthropy, economic mobility, social justice or a related field in the private or public sector are required.  Knowledge of or experience working in the direct-service nonprofit field is an advantage. An advanced degree with a concentration in business administration or public policy is preferred but not required.
  • A passion for issues affecting children and youth, as well as social justice.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills, with the ability to represent Blue Meridian externally in alignment with its core values and culture.
  • Sophisticated and diverse analytical skills and facility in quantitative and qualitative methods are essential.
  • Experience in building and maintaining performance measurement systems/reporting.
  • 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 investees, teammates and Partners.
  • 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 extensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to master new software quickly; experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint is a plus.
  • Able to travel approximately 20% of work time.

Salary & Benefits
Total compensation includes an annual base salary that falls in the $90,000 to $100,000 range, the potential for an annual incentive award based on performance, and an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 403b retirement plan with employer contributions and generous time off. Base salary will be set commensurate with chosen candidate’s knowledge, skill and experience.

How To Apply

For consideration, please include the following in your application:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • writing sample

Please send your application to EMCFcareers@emcf.org. Be sure to include “Senior Associate, Portfolio Strategy & Management” in the subject line and let us know where you found our job post.

No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, elderly and disabled candidates to apply. We appreciate all applicants, but due to the anticipated volume of submissions, we will only be able to respond to those who are best qualified for the position.

New York, NY

Director – Inclusive Cities Practice, HR&A Advisors

The Organization

HR&A provides strategic advisory services for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to solve some of the most complex challenges facing cities today. We care about improving the quality of urban life, and we are increasingly focused on the challenges of inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation in cities as we advance public-private development projects that improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes.

HR&A’s Inclusive Cities practice leverages our deep understanding of government, knowledge of local and private economic forces, and analytical rigor to promote social and economic justice. We help government, civic, and business leaders to promote more inclusive development and build more dynamic and equitable cities. We launch programs that advance social and economic justice and inform policy and empower advocates to distribute the benefits of growth. We help our clients to think about who will benefit from economic development from the very beginning, and show them how to make more equitable projects, neighborhoods and cities.

Position Overview

We are seeking an experienced, thoughtful, and efficient Director to support and grow our Inclusive Cities practice in our New York Office. Successful candidates will have a background in public policy, city government, or non-profit management. They must possess exceptional critical thinking skills, a passion for advancing equitable outcomes, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities and institutions. Successful candidates will bring a strong foundation in city government and an interest in crafting policy that supports economic development, as well as significant capacity for leadership and to drive small teams toward meaningful outcomes for our clients, which include philanthropies, city governments, advocates, activists, and people who care about cities.

Day-to-day responsibilities will include –

·         Craft and implement new programs for clients to advance equitable outcomes for all populations in cities

·         Develop a benefits case to support progressive policies within organizations and government

·         Directly manage projects, dealing with all aspects of project delivery such as client relations, team management, and research oversight

·         Present client deliverables, including memos, reports and PowerPoint presentations

·         Support the practice’s business development efforts aligned with the Inclusive Cities practice

The candidate will be working on a variety of projects, whether it’s a strategic plan for a new open-air art museum that will fight displacement and support local businesses, or a strategy for creating community-based supervision services for people returning from the criminal justice system. Some of the practice’s highlighted work includes creating a racial equity agenda for the United States Conference of Mayors, designing a leadership and training program for Career Coaches in Colorado, and conducting a feasibility report evaluating the possibility of a Seattle public bank.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and qualitative skills, a passion for inclusivity and equity policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Candidates must have the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently.  Successful candidates must have a minimum of six years of work experience in economic development, public policy, city government, and/or consulting in a related field and a Bachelor’s Degree. Preferably whose experience includes project management for consulting engagements in a relevant field and/or candidate who has worked in a leadership setting within a social justice-focused organization or local government agency. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as technical, research and analytical skills.

In addition to considerable experience in public policy and economic analysis, the candidate must also possess substantial project management experience, excellent writing and presentation skills, and mentorship capabilities.  They should be a highly motivated independent thinker with sufficient poise for direct client interaction.

COMPENSATION | We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience.  We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage.

How To Apply

HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, competitive team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) at https://www.hraadvisors.com/career-opportunities/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will be discarded.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.

New York, NY

Program Officer, 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.

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 (WPF) is seeking a New York–based Program Officer who will be responsible for the strategic development and implementation of grantmaking related to women’s rights, specifically advancing economic justice, including land and property rights.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Educate WPF donors on issues related to economic justice for women, including land and property rights, internationally.
• Develop and direct grantmaking programs to advance economic justice for women that demonstrate creativity, strategic thought, and a learning orientation.
• Manage a large portfolio of grants, from solicitation through assessment, analysis, recommendation, and evaluation; manage the program’s budget as well as relationships with grantees.
• Build constructive relationships with grantees, both virtually and through site visits in the United States and internationally.
• Remain up-to-date on women’s rights issues, strategies, and funding trends, internationally and domestically.
• Engage with the community of donors and NGOs working to advance women’s rights globally and in the US, and remain in ongoing conversation with leading experts, especially related to economic justice.
• Identify appropriate partners and collaborations to advance grantmaking strategies.
• Explore new models of grantmaking.
• Develop capacity building strategies for grantees/field.
• Actively support programmatic integration and learning within the women’s rights program and across programs; contribute to the advancement of foundation-wide initiatives.
• Identify and manage consultants supporting the program and grantees.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.

How To Apply
For employment consideration, please submit your application to wr@wpfund.org with the subject line [Your name]—WR Program Officer. All applications must include:

• a thoughtful cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience make you well-suited to fill this role and how you became aware of this opportunity
• a résumé
• one writing sample (no less than three and no more than five pages, in PDF format)
• salary requirements (must specify amount or range)

Our preference is that applicants have work authorization to work in the United States. If you need sponsorship, please let us know in your cover letter.

New York, NY

Perspective Fund Associate, 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.

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 an Associate to join the Perspective Fund (PF) team. The PF Associate will have demonstrated experience in impact and outreach campaigns for documentaries and will report to the Senior Program Officer of Special Initiatives. The PF Associate will support strategic planning, grantmaking, portfolio management and implementation of PF strategy.

Perspective Fund provides grant support to independently-produced documentary films that highlight social justice and human rights and align with our priority areas. Through our grantmaking, we seek to support documentaries that raise awareness, connect people, inspire action, and create impact around human rights and social justice.

The PF Associate will coordinate a limited number of direct film grantee relationships, under the guidance of the Senior Program Officer and co-founders, and will provide programmatic, research and administrative support for the team of three working.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Program/Impact and Outreach Campaigns for Documentaries 

·         Provide feedback on film cuts/works in progress/audience engagement strategies, impact campaigns and performing due diligence throughout the grant period.

·         Collaborate with PF staff to curate, plan and produce events and grantee/field convenings; represent PF at film festivals and events.

·         In consultation with Senior Program Officer, the PF Associate will prepare internal grant recommendations and reports on PF strategy progress, impact and plan adjustments.

·         Organize and engage in convenings, partnerships, co-funding, and other strategies with peer funders to promote a common grantmaking agenda to advance PF strategy and field learning.

·         Collaborate broadly and communicate with internal teams; capture and share knowledge of the PF’s learning and impact; and participate in learning and evaluation activities to guide the evolution of PF.

·         Advise grantees on key impact and outreach campaigns and connect grantees with opportunities, resources, and other actors in the field.

·         Under the guidance of the co-founders and Senior Program Officer, and in collaboration with the rest of the PF team, develop, refine, and implement grantmaking priorities and strategic approaches around film as a tool for social change.

·         Monitor developments in the field to identify emerging needs, gaps, and opportunities in alignment with approved program strategy and how to best respond.

·         Educate donors, other staff members, and public audiences on issues related to documentary and media for social change.

·         Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Grants Management

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

·         Build relationships with current and potential grantees. Maintain regular contact with grantees about programming.

·         Liaise with grantee organizations on issues related to the grants process, due diligence requests, reporting and other data gathering for the portfolio.

·         Conduct research related to field developments, opportunities related to grantmaking, and other topics requested by team.

·         Assist the Senior Program Officer with drafting of summaries and analysis of grant proposals.

·         Assist the team with tracking grantee work and outcomes, including reviewing grant reports, participating in meetings with grantees, and reading and tracking news and research.

·         Track and maintain grantee progress for reporting and communications.

Research, Communications and Administrative 

·         Research and prepare educational materials and other information including presentation slides, newsletters and annual report.

·         Participate in team presentations as needed.

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

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

·         Participate with other staff on internal Wellspring committees and working groups as needed.

·         Supervise consultants for specific projects as needed.

·         Other duties as needed.

How To Apply

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

1.       a resumé;

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

3.       one writing sample that shows your experience in social justice documentary film (in PDF format); this could also include a work sample that shows your experience in impact documentary and outreach campaigns. Visual samples are accepted.

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

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.

New York, NY

Project Management Officer, The Wallace Foundation

The Organization

The Wallace Foundation – an independent, national, New York-based philanthropy with $1.5 billion in assets – traces its origins back more than half a century to DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace, founders of The Reader’s Digest Association.

The Wallace Foundation seeks to improve learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and foster the vitality of the arts for everyone.  The foundation has an unusual approach: in each of our focus areas – Arts, Education Leadership, and Learning and Enrichment – we seek to identify, and help answer, one or more significant questions whose answers are not known but which, if known, could help propel progress more broadly.  Accordingly, we work with a small number of grant recipients both to help them test new ideas and generate improvements for those they serve, and to generate evidence and insights that, when shared broadly, can improve policy and practice in an entire field.

This “Wallace Approach” is reflected in the way the foundation develops its strategies and designs its initiatives. We begin by attempting to understand the context of the fields in which we work in order to identify the right unanswered questions to address.  We then simultaneously fund programmatic work in the field by organizations—including technical assistance and peer learning communities—and research that studies the process and results of their efforts in order to generate improvements and insights that can benefit both the people served by the grant recipients and the field. The public reports emanating from this work support our strategy of catalyzing broad impact, acting as a source of credible, useful lessons to be disseminated to key audiences.

The Wallace Approach is carried out in an interdisciplinary team-based structure.  Our three disciplines are program, communications, and research.  In each discipline, we seek employees who are both highly skilled in their professions and able to work collaboratively across disciplines to capture the synergy of diverse experience and ways of thinking.  Wallace employees need to be able to work collaboratively, think analytically and communicate clearly.  We value 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.

For more information on The Wallace Foundation and to see examples of their work, please visit http://www.wallacefoundation.org

Position Overview

Position

The Learning and Enrichment interdisciplinary team is focused on its Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI). This six-year initiative has been designed to learn whether and how students in grades K-6 will benefit if urban schools and their out-of-school time partners work together to foster children’s social and emotional learning. The partners will address both the content taught to students and the environment, or school climate, in which it is taught. Over time, Learning and Enrichment plans to develop the capacity to design and implement multiple initiatives simultaneously. As with all Wallace initiatives, PSELI has dual goals:  direct benefits for the participating students, schools and communities, and the development of research-based lessons for the field that can contribute new knowledge and improve educational practice more broadly.

Reporting  to the Director of Learning and Enrichment and using Wallace’s interdisciplinary team approach, the Project Management Officer (“PMO”) contributes to the success of the Learning and Enrichment initiatives by leading the development and management of the systems and processes that ensure operational integration of the multiple strands of work across program, communications and research. The PMO will interface with all aspects of the initiative and must demonstrate the capability to build relationships of trust, candor and transparency both internally and externally, a collaborative approach that leads to shared problem resolution, and contribute to an environment where progress and success is recognized and built on.

Responsibilities

·         Lead the development and integration of the overall framework and supporting systems and processes to operationally integrate the multiple strands of complex work for PSELI.

·         Lead the development of a master planning and implementation schedule which incorporates all the deliverables for PSELI. The schedule will reflect the perspectives of grantees and other partners, and sensitivity to “on-the-ground” conditions, particularly in the schools.

·         Manage the regular review of the schedule in implementation team meetings, as well as an easy and timely process to update the schedule, and an approach that allows for discussion and resolution of problems as they arise.

·         Contribute to strategy and implementation discussions in the interdisciplinary team and unit.

·         Recognizing that data collection is a foundational component of PSELI and requires smooth interaction of both program and research teams, manage the relationships with partners to ensure high-quality data collection, including the schedule, guidelines, supporting processes, and communications to facilitate data collection.

·         Ensure data-sharing agreements are in place; track and support timely completion and data submission in collaboration with Program Officers.

·         Ensure clear communications within the team and with grantees to support them in their work and as learning partners.

·         Develop the annual grantee communications calendar which details content for key “milestone” communications to grantees, and incorporate into the overall master schedule.

·         Working with the team, lead the process for the development, editorial review and publication of recurring initiative-level communications, such as the PSELI weekly e-newsletter.

·         Develop and facilitate a process to solicit timely feedback from grantees about resources that will support them in planning and implementing their Wallace grant. Based on the input from grantees, work with the team to develop tools, templates, protocols, guidelines and associated materials that are responsive to this input.

·         Work with the interdisciplinary team to design, implement and manage the process to identify topics/issues/deliverables for discussion.Manage the development of the agenda for implementation team meetings. Prepare and distribute meeting notes to ensure shared understanding and required follow-through. As needed, prepare materials and schedule After Action Reviews (AAR) at various stages of initiative implementation to capture learning to apply going forward.

 

Qualifications

·         6 – 10 years of relevant experience applying exceptional project management skills and proven success with improving, integrating and maintaining complex operational systems across distinct organizational units in an interdisciplinary team and with a wide range of external partners. Experience working with large urban school districts and/or youth development organizations serving communities with high needs is preferred.

·         Commitment to a collaborative approach that leads to open communications and shared problem resolution in an interdisciplinary team structure.

·         Demonstrated capacity to build internal and external relationships of trust, candor, and transparency.

·         Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to anticipate issues before they arise.

·         Experience working on complex projects with a large social science research component is helpful.

·         Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment; resilient, flexible and patient.

·         Outstanding communication skills – listening, writing, speaking – as well as proficiency in facilitation and building consensus.

·         Excellent conceptual and analytical thinking skills, as well as financial analysis and budgeting.

·         Proficiency in project management online tools and applications and the Microsoft Office suite.

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.

To Apply: The Wallace Foundation has retained the services of Harris Rand Lusk to conduct this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to:

Anne McCarthy, COO

Elly Kirschner, Director of Healthcare and Advocacy

Harris Rand Lusk

122 E. 42nd Street, Suite 3605

New York, NY 10168

ekirschner@harrisrand.com

Please put Wallace Foundation in the subject line of your emailed application

New York, NY

Director, HR&A Advisors

The Organization

HR&A Advisors is a leading real estate and economic development consulting firm. We provide strategic advisory services for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to solve some of the most complex challenges of urban development across the nation. Our projects range in scale from single assets to full districts and in focus from urban planning through transaction support services. We care about improving the quality of the urban environment and urban life, and are increasingly focused on advancing public-private development projects that harness the transformative power of inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation to improve economic, environmental, and social outcomes.

Our team includes former public servants, real estate developers, urban planners, city officials, community advocates and economists. We are unique in our ability to create value by integrating multiple disciplines for our clients, often leading multidisciplinary teams of architects, engineers, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists.

Position Overview

We are seeking Director candidates to manage projects in our real estate advisory practice. Successful candidates will have relevant project management-level experience in real estate, economic development, and related consulting fields; must demonstrate strong analytic and critical thinking skills to serve our clients, both in terms of private investment objectives and public policy goals; and should possess a passion for intelligent urban development and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities.

Day-to-day tasks will include managing internal and external teams to complete complex real estate and economic assignments including market research and analysis, financial feasibility analysis, master plan development, economic and fiscal impact studies, public-private partnership structure and strategy, and development of critical path timelines to support project implementation. A Director will manage the team’s production of client deliverables, including memos, reports, and PowerPoint presentations, support or lead client communication and presentations, and support the firm’s business development efforts aligned with the real estate practice. The successful candidate will bring a strong foundation in the fundamentals of real estate economics and public-private real estate development, and an understanding of the role of real estate in shaping cities and the role of public policy in guiding that process.

How To Apply

HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, competitive team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document (maximum of 2 pages) on HR&A’s website at http://www.hraadvisors.com/career-opportunities/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications without a cover lever will not be reviewed.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.

New York, NY

Senior Director of Narrative Strategy, Program Director & Associate Program Director, Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity

The Organization

Our Mission

To empower catalytic communities of emerging leaders to advance fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies.

How the Atlantic Fellows Program Works

Through the global, interconnected Atlantic Fellows programs, Fellows collaborate to understand and address root causes of pressing problems. These include socio-economic and racial inequality; barriers to full participation in democracy; the social determinants of health and access to quality care.

Each of the seven Atlantic Fellows programs is distinct and grounded in its local context. All programs start with a core fellowship experience, bringing  together a cohort of 20 to 30 emerging leaders. All cohorts become part of the Atlantic Fellows’ connected community of changemakers, and receive ongoing support from the Atlantic Institute throughout their careers with opportunities to meet, learn from one another and connect with the global community of Fellows.

Position Overview

Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE), a fellowship program working to build just and equitable communities in the United States and South Africa, is growing and seeking nominations and applications for three new positions based in its New York City office: Senior Director of Narrative Strategy, Program Director, and Associate Program Director.

Based at Columbia University in New York City and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, AFRE’s fellowship brings together accomplished individuals from diverse backgrounds to incubate new strategies for addressing, dismantling, and transforming the power structures that exist to subjugate black people. The program aspires to build a dynamic and enduring network of transnational, cross-sectoral leaders dedicated to creating the institutions, narratives, and policies that advance racial equity and justice in both countries. AFRE launched its inaugural group of fellows in 2017, with the second cohort beginning in February 2019.

In preparation for the launch of its second cohort of fellows and at a time where dialogue about the importance of racial equity is at the fore, AFRE is expanding its team with three critical roles, briefly outlined below and expanded upon in the following pages:

Senior Director of Narrative Strategy: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director of Narrative Strategy will serve as an organizational leader in programmatic, operational, and communications strategy to enable AFRE to impact global narratives and support community-based racial justice and equity.

Program Director: Also reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Director will lead ongoing development and improvement of the AFRE fellowship curriculum and be a senior advisor on AFRE’s growth and development. The Director will collaborate closely with teams in the United States and South Africa to oversee successful execution and implementation of the program.

Associate Program Director: The Associate Program Director will report to the Program Director and support the individual development of current and alumni Fellows and execute on key program, operating, and evaluation goals.

Successful candidates for all three roles will have a strong grounding in social justice, particularly related to anti-black oppression, and a deep commitment to transforming the scale, impact, and quality of efforts to advance racial and social equity. The ideal candidates will have a high level of emotional maturity, high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and success working effectively in a consensus-driven team environment with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds – including internationally. All positions are based in New York City and will require international travel.

For a detailed position description, please visit: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/afre.

For more information on AFRE, please visit: https://www.atlanticfellows.org/for-racial-equity/.

How To Apply

TO APPLY

This search is being conducted with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet, Callie Carroll, and Yuniya Khan of NPAG. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Please submit application materials separately for all positions you would like to be considered for.  Please apply via the following links through Columbia University:

Senior Director of Narrative Strategyhttps://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=173390

Program Director: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=173294

Associate Program Directorhttps://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=173298

Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion.  AFRE does not discriminate in employment based on any individual’s race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity and encourage all candidates to apply.

NPAG is a national executive search and consulting firm dedicated to serving the mission-driven community. We partner with global mission-driven clients to deliver highly-tailored, innovative, and strategic senior- and executive-level search services.

www.nonprofitprofessionals.com.

 

NYC, NY or Hudson Valley, NY

Development Coordinator, Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc.

The Organization

Job Title:  Development Coordinator, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

About Us: Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. uniquely combines America’s outstanding folk traditions of circus, sideshow, vaudeville, storytelling, and burlesque. Our three primary areas of focus are presenting and performing world-class circus arts productions; cultivation and support of emerging artists in our medium; and engaging communities in which we live and work through Social Circus initiatives, which use circus arts to foster individual and community development. Bindlestiff hosted its first Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret in 1995 in Brooklyn, New York. Since then we have presented over 450 of the world’s top artists in the circus and variety fields. The annual Winter Cabaret has appeared in ten different Off Off and Off Broadway theaters in NYC, and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has toured 35 American states and performed in a dozen international festivals and events.

Position Overview

Job Title:  Development Coordinator, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Salary: commensurate with experience

Description: Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc. is seeking a full-time Development Coordinator. This position provides a unique opportunity for a highly-organized individual with an interest in non-profit development and fundraising.

Responsibilities:

  • Create overall development strategy for Bindlestiff that includes contributed income from individual donors and institutional funders.
  • Research new foundation and government funding opportunities aligned with Bindlestiff’s mission and programs.
  • Collaborate with team to develop new strategies for conveying information about Bindlestiff to potential funders.
  • Work closely with team to develop effective and compelling grant materials, proposals, letters of inquiry, presentations, acknowledgement letters, reports, and other institutional communications.
  • Manage the proposal development process. Research new institutional, foundation, and individual funding prospects and prioritize funding opportunities. Draft and review proposals, letters of inquiry and reports to prospective and existing funders
  • Cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting donors and prospects
  • Oversee drafting and timely production and mailing of donor acknowledgement letters to individual and institutional supporters.
  • Maintain detailed grant tracking and grants calendar
  • Weekly email communication and bi-weekly phone meetings with Bindlestiff executive and administrative staff
  • The Development Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director and will also work closely with the Artistic Director and other members of the team. The Coordinator will be expected to work remotely and operate in an independent, self-motivated fashion.

Requirements include:

Motivation, creativity, and flexibility ● Communication and People skills ● Google Drive familiarity

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success at grant writing, large and small donor cultivation and building relationships with funders.
  • Strong writing skills with attention to detail, and the ability to demonstrate persuasive writing and articulate clear and concise thoughts.
  • Sharp analytical skills to figure out the inputs that lead to desired outputs, figure out what’s missing, what’s superfluous, and how to do it better with a strong focus on systems and process.
  • Strong contributor in team environments to help strengthen internal communications, collaborations, and organizational culture.
  • Good sense of humor.
  • Exceptional project management skills and ability to balance multiple, complex projects in a highly deadline-driven environment.
  • Displays resiliency and realistic optimism when articulating challenges in their work and ability to use a solutions-based, collaborative approach to drive change.
  • Quick learner who demonstrates an eagerness to continually strengthen their understanding of Bindlestiff’s three primary fields of focus. Continually seeks constructive feedback and leverages input to move work forward.
  • Flexible and adaptive to effectively manage changing priorities and new opportunities.
  • Deep commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and aligned in thought and action with Bindlestiff’s values.

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Please send a résumé and cover letter to laura@bindlestiff.org. No phone calls, please.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Siegel at laura@bindlestiff.org If You’ll receive a follow-up phone call from Ms. Siegel if your qualifications and requirements match our needs, at which time meeting will be arranged with Ms. Siegel and Bindlestiff’s Board of Directors. No deadline applies to this application.

Seattle, Washington

Executive Director, Raikes Foundation

The Organization

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

With professional roots in business and the tech industry and family roots in community and civic engagement, Tricia and Jeff Raikes’ values and commitment to improving community run deep. As they embarked on their own personal philanthropic journey, they were inspired by their three children and the belief that real change for the future rests with young people. Founded in 2002 and based in Seattle, the Raikes Foundation has been a leader in catalyzing systems-level change and influencing issues related to young people and impact-driven philanthropy. As living donors and trustees of the foundation, Tricia and Jeff Raikes are deeply committed to their philanthropic initiatives and actively engaged in the strategic direction of the foundation.

The Raikes Foundation has invested nearly $115 million in grants since its founding in 2002 and the Raikes have used their name and influence to leverage impact far beyond their dollars. This first phase of giving has evolved an innovative approach to philanthropy that is committed to equity, collaboration, systems transformation, learning, and advocacy. The Raikes’ approach, combined with the discipline to invest in programming with catalytic potential, has already led to significant contributions in areas related to youth homelessness and education, and has inspired the development of tools and technologies that will transform the work of philanthropy into the future. The Raikes’ commitment to a fresh approach to philanthropy has also attracted a team of exceptional leaders, each a significant contributor to the development of the foundation’s strategy and programming. Now at a pivotal moment, the foundation seeks a new Executive Director who will lead the next phase of impact and increased investment for the Raikes Foundation. The Executive Director will be a trusted advisor to the trustees in the further articulation, refinement, and execution of their philanthropic vision and will bring organizational leadership to the foundation that advances that vision.

The successful candidate will be a seasoned strategist with proven and progressive leadership combined with a track record of innovation, systems change, and a learning orientation that fosters impact and effectiveness in the art of grantmaking and philanthropic investment. The new Executive Director will possess an inclusive leadership style, outstanding management skills, and experience building and supporting high-functioning teams. The new Executive Director will be an adaptive, collaborative leader who engenders trust and respect with the aim of developing philanthropic strategies grounded in social justice and equity that are nimble, responsive, and reflective of the communities the foundation serves and the change the trustees seek through their giving.

 

Organizational Overview

The Raikes Foundation is grounded and disciplined by its commitment to impactful philanthropy. Tricia and Jeff Raikes were inspired early on by the catalytic potential of investing in youth and youth-serving systems and at the same time were excited about leveraging their resources and business acumen to support field alignment and innovation in philanthropy. In the first years of the foundation’s work, the Raikes articulated the foundation’s belief in the unlimited potential of young people and its commitment to work toward a just and inclusive society where all young people have the support they need to reach their full potential. This focus led to careful attention to the systemic barriers often impeding the potential of far too many, particularly low-income children and young people of color. The foundation’s work in education, youth homelessness, and expanded learning opportunities focuses on eliminating these barriers and works to change systems that have traditionally been, and continue to be, inequitable.

The foundation’s holistic, collaborative, and innovative approach to systems change is central in all its programs. The foundation works to strengthen the philanthropic and non-profit sectors by engaging in research to better understand the barriers that donors face in giving with impact, developing and strengthening the field of donor support, and developing strategies and tools to increase effective giving. The foundation’s team models its approach to impactful giving through investment in a range of youth systems. Their aspirations include a commitment to making youth and young adult homelessness a rare, brief, and one-time occurrence, to ensuring classrooms enable all children to thrive, and to raising the level of quality in programs that serve students outside the regular school day.

THE FOUNDATION’S GUIDING VALUES

Impact: The Raikes Foundation believes in the potential of philanthropy to better our world.

The power of young people: The Raikes Foundation believes in the boundless potential of young people to change the world. By acknowledging the humanity in every young person and ensuring systems work for those who have been most marginalized, all young people will be able to reach their full potential.

Equity: The Raikes Foundation aspires to a more just and equitable world and accepts its responsibility to understand and address the longstanding racial and social inequities that shape the systems it aims to impact today. Its commitment to equity guides the problems it aims to solve, the partners it chooses, and the actions it takes.

Systemic change: The Raikes Foundation believes that the most enduring impact comes from improving systems, not just focusing on specific programs or organizations. To achieve change at this level, the foundation focuses on high-leverage opportunities for impact where private philanthropy can play a catalytic role.

Collaboration and partnership: Systems-level change doesn’t happen without collaboration and deep engagement with the communities the systems serve. Multiple constituencies must work together to advance solutions. Collaboration is an essential ingredient of the foundation’s approach, both internally and externally.

Learning: The work of the Raikes Foundation is always evolving. The desire to continuously learn drives the foundation to seek and embrace feedback, integrate new information, reflect on successes and failures, and always look for ways to more effectively achieve its mission.

Diversity of knowledge and expertise: The Raikes Foundation uses scientific research and data to inform its work while also proactively seeking out the insights and expertise of people with lived experience from the communities it serves, especially young people.

CURRENT INITIATIVES AND AREAS OF FOCUS

Impact-Driven Philanthropy

Society has many pressing issues and causes that need to be addressed urgently with long-term solutions and philanthropic support. Over the next 50 years, donors will contribute nearly $20 trillion to nonprofit organizations, and yet high-quality resources offering proven tools and approaches to philanthropy are not easily accessible. This presents an enormous opportunity for those interested in innovation in philanthropy and social sector technologies to contribute to progress on pressing social issues, and to solve some of our greatest challenges. The Impact-Driven Philanthropy Initiative was created because Jeff and Tricia believe that the social sector can do more to help donors who want to give well. They seek to unlock knowledge about how to give with impact for donors who are hungry for opportunities to contribute to lasting, meaningful change. In the summer of 2017, the Raikes Foundation launched the Giving Compass, which aggregates the world’s best information to help donors home in on strategies to give well. The Raikes Foundation is committed to modeling impactful philanthropy and much of its programming focuses on young people.

Education

All young people should have access to rich, supportive, and challenging educational experiences that affirm who they are and prepare them to thrive as adults in family, community, and career. However, the education system today is a relic of another era. Race and class remain the most reliable predictors of students’ educational outcomes at a time when our school systems and our nation are becoming more diverse. The Raikes Foundation focuses on creating an education system that is responsive to the needs and experiences of all young people, particularly students of color and those from low-income backgrounds, and how the science of learning and development points the way. This research reinforces that while what students learn is important, the environment adults create to support them is essential to their success as adults. Investing in an equitable education system is one of the most important contributions to help create a more just and economically viable society.

Youth Homelessness

Every year more than 4.2 million young people, ages 13 to 25, experience homelessness in the United States. Overwhelmingly, they are youth of color and young people who identify as LGBTQ. The foundation believes youth homelessness is solvable. As a society, there are missed opportunities through our public schools, child welfare, behavioral health, and juvenile justice systems to recognize the early warning signs of young people in crisis and connect them to supportive services, in a faster, more integrated fashion. Communities can do more to create an effective crisis response system where youth homelessness can be a rare, brief, one-time occurrence. The foundation offers support and works with others to support communities to better understand the needs of young people, more effectively align services, and offer innovative solutions.

Expanded Learning Opportunities

The Raikes Foundation is in its final year of investment in the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) strategy, a ten-year effort to ensure high quality learning and developmental opportunities for youth outside of the formal school day. The foundation’s investments have led to the development of a statewide system for high quality ELO programs that serves hundreds of organizations across Washington and is linked to the state’s quality system for early learning, ensuring Washington has an integrated framework for quality programs from birth to age 18. As this work is completed in early 2019, the foundation will continue to ensure that the strides made over the strategy’s ten-year lifespan are sustained and key learnings are applied to the foundation’s future initiatives.

Opportunities and Challenges Facing the New Executive Director

With primary responsibility for overall organizational leadership, the Executive Director will work closely with the trustees, staff, and external stakeholders to advance the mission of the foundation and bring leadership in key areas. In the first 12-18 months, the new Executive Director can expect to engage in the following opportunities and challenges.

Build strong and trusting relationships with the trustees that help further refine and focus the foundation’s strategic direction.

The Executive Director will serve as a thought partner to the trustees in the ongoing development of the foundation’s strategy, approach, and philanthropic investments. S/he/they will contribute expertise in effective philanthropy and will provide ongoing counsel on emerging trends and opportunities, as well as ways to more deeply embed an equity lens into the foundation’s grantmaking strategies and partnerships with grantees and key stakeholders. The Executive Director will focus on impact and will support the robust dialogue of the trustees and staff in a culture of ongoing learning and intellectual rigor.

Ensure that the foundation’s philanthropic initiatives continue to align with and fulfill the trustees’ values and vision of impact with an integrated focus on equity and systems level change.

The Executive Director will partner with the senior team to develop, implement, and refine the Impact-Driven Philanthropy initiative in support of the broader field of philanthropy, and the foundation’s current focus areas of Education and Youth Homelessness, as well as future areas of focus. S/he/they will identify opportunities for integration and cross-learning between program areas, explore how the tools of technology and the private sector can be leveraged to advance the foundation goals, and will ensure proposed grantmaking, advocacy, and other investments advance the foundation’s strategic priorities and systems-level change. The Executive Director will also identify strategies to integrate and honor the voices of youth and those with lived experience in the systems and issues the foundation hopes to influence. Finally, the Executive Director will integrate and synergize effective approaches to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), across the foundation and with grantees in close partnership with the organization’s new Director of DEI.

Attract, nurture, and motivate a highly capable and talented staff in support of the foundation’s mission.

The Raikes Foundation is proud of its talented, passionate, and leader-full team.  The Executive Director will continue to foster a learning culture grounded in intellectual curiosity where staff is supported to engage in substantive dialogue internally, with trustees, and externally with grantees and key stakeholders. The Executive Director will provide leadership, professional development opportunities, and coaching to a staff of 16, ensuring that the foundation’s programs are supported by top talent and that all employees share in successes of the foundation. S/he/they will also work closely with key staff members of the family office to ensure a seamless execution of the foundation’s work and coordination with other activities of the trustees.

Build strong and trusted partnerships externally to advance the foundation’s mission and represent the foundation in tandem with or as surrogate for the Trustees.

The new Executive Director will inspire and motivate others to engage in the mission and values of the Raikes Foundation and will identify and build partnerships and opportunities for collaboration that further the foundation’s impact. Working closely with the Communications team, s/he/they will elevate the foundation’s profile and influence through the implementation of a strategic communications and advocacy plan and seek opportunities to share the foundation’s approach and influence the field.

Position Overview

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

·       Vision, expertise, and leadership advancing the field of effective philanthropy, particularly in the development and implementation of practices and tools to keep equity at the center.

·       A deep personal and professional commitment to social justice and equity with a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the issues and challenges facing the populations the foundation serves; a servant leader with an authentic and grounded approach who conveys passion, humility, and a strong values orientation.

·       Proven success in an externally facing leadership role, preferably in a nonprofit, philanthropic, or other mission-aligned organization.

·       Experience leading a comparably sized staff and skill to collaborate across the foundation and with the family office.

·       Ability to build trust quickly and be a thought partner in the development of the trustees’ vision for their philanthropic impact; organizational adeptness to translate that vision into priorities and goals and align resources effectively.

·       Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a sophisticated understanding of the systemic, structural, and historical challenges that impact youth, especially youth of color and LGBTQ youth.

·       Sophisticated understanding and experience achieving impact using philanthropic tools to affect change through policy/advocacy, influencing the field, and/or innovative grantmaking.

·       Systems-level thinking and demonstrated experience leading advocacy and policy work at both the state and federal level in areas relevant to the foundation; experience building and supporting public and private partnerships to achieve greater impact.

·       Proven track record of delivering regular and well-organized information to trustees in order to ensure alignment, strong organizational governance, operational excellence, and strategic focus; experience managing change, leading through growth and transition, and creating a shared vision.

·       Exceptional communication skills, including communicating in a compelling, inspirational manner in a variety of settings.

·       Experience leading teams with a high degree of emotional intelligence and trust; a leadership style that is driven by active inquiry and learning, an intellectual curiosity that seeks to creatively synthesize ideas and input from multiple sources, and the ability to recognize excellence.

·       Proven ability to lead thoughtfully and intentionally, gathering input, acting on feedback, making appropriate yet at times difficult decisions, and demonstrating sound professional judgment; maturity, gravitas, and self-knowledge to know when to step into the spotlight and the humility and team orientation to know when to let others take the lead.

·       Team orientation, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and sense of humor necessary to create an inclusive and equitable culture where staff are supported to maximize their full potential and share in the joy and passion of mission-driven work.

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred in a field related to the foundation’s work.

How To Apply

TO APPLY

More information about the Raikes Foundation may be found at: www.raikesfoundation.org .

This search is being conducted with assistance from Katherine Jacobs, Carolyn Ho, Callie Carroll, and Chris Cannon of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group (NPAG). Please send nominations and/or applications including cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, and where you learned of the position to: RF-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com

The Raikes Foundation’s ability to achieve its mission is enhanced by a diverse team, an inclusive culture and programmatic strategies that apply an equity lens. The foundation seeks candidates who possess the knowledge, skills, and lived experience that contribute to the diversity of our team and share a commitment to equity.

NPAG is a national executive search and consulting firm dedicated to serving the mission-driven community. We partner with global mission-driven clients to deliver highly-tailored, innovative, and strategic senior- and executive-level search services. www.nonprofitprofessionals.com 

Tarrytown, New York

Manager, Public Programs, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Organization

About the Fund

Founded in 1940, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. The RBF’s grantmaking is organized around three themes: Democratic Practice, Peacebuilding, and Sustainable Development. Though the Fund pursues its three program interests in a variety of geographic contexts, it has identified several specific locations on which to concentrate cross-programmatic attention. The Fund refers to these as “RBF pivotal places”: subnational areas, nation-states, or cross-border regions that have special importance with regard to the Fund’s substantive concerns and whose future will have disproportionate significance for the future of a surrounding region, an ecosystem, or the world. The Fund currently works in two pivotal places: China and the Western Balkans. The Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture program, focused on New York, nurtures a vibrant and inclusive arts community in the Fund’s home city.

Through its grantmaking, the Fund supports efforts to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy. The Fund’s programs are intended to develop leaders, strengthen institutions, engage citizens, build community, and foster partnerships that include government, business, and civil society. Respect for cultural diversity and ecological integrity pervades the Fund’s activities.

About The Pocantico Center

In addition to overseeing the stewardship of the historic buildings, collections and gardens, The Pocantico Center is a venue for conferences and meetings on critical issues related to the mission of the RBF. It also serves as a community resource and offers public access through a visitation program, lectures, and cultural events, as well as support to artists and arts organizations in the greater New York City area. Located 20 miles north of Manhattan in the Pocantico Historic Area, The Pocantico Center is managed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as part of its agreement with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Position Overview

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund seeks a Manager for its Public Programs at Pocantico Center who is responsible for overseeing all aspects of public programming on the Estate and represents the Fund in its relationships with a wide variety of partners, including Historic Hudson Valley (HHV), other not-for-profits, and the community.

The Manager, for Public Programs reports to, provides general administrative support, and performs other tasks as requested by the Executive Director, Pocantico Center.

Key Responsibilities

Public Programs

  • Identify and contact potential partners within the cultural ecosystem of Westchester County and New York City to explore opportunities for expanded public access to the estate on the days not programmed by HHV.
  • With the Director of the RBF’s Culpeper Arts and Culture Program, curate the residency and performance programs at The Pocantico Center.
  • Manage the production of The Pocantico Arts Collaborative programs including box office, promotion, and set up in collaboration with Pocantico and Greenrock staff.
  • Work with staff and interested partners to develop diverse public programs that are compatible with the RBF’s mission and broad program objectives.
  • Vet all potential programs with Pocantico staff before entering into a contractual relationship.
  • Issue necessary contracts to partners for specific programs to be conducted on the estate:  one type for ongoing programs and another for one-time programs.
  • Schedule and manage calendar for all public programs.
  • Coordinate with Pocantico staff; “Learning Experiences” programs by creating calendar, invitations, information sheets, and gate lists.
  • Manage the two local school collaboratives to encourage ongoing dialogue and joint programming.
  • Oversee the documentation and evaluation of the Pocantico public programs in order to inform the Pocantico Committee, the RBF Board of Trustees, and others of Pocantico Center activities.
  • Manage public program related budget in consultation with the Executive Director.

Visitation Program

  • Review and edit all interpretive material associated with the tours.
  • With the Executive Director, act as RBF liaison with HHV and maintain regular dialogue with the HHV Kykuit team to build and maintain a stronger working partnership.
  • Monitor tours to confirm that RBF and NTHP story is being conveyed on all tours during the applicable seasons.
  • Track monthly visitation numbers and distribute to Pocantico staff. Issue regular updates on the status of the visitation program to the Executive Director.
  • Oversee school garden program and all garden volunteers.

Community Relations and Administrative Support

  • Assist staff in cultivating relationships with community leaders.
  • Perform other tasks, including special projects such as the Orangerie adaptive reuse, as requested by the Executive Director.

The incumbent will perform all other duties assigned by the Executive Director, Pocantico Center.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of cultural ecosystem in Westchester County and/or familiarity with community leaders on the local and county level is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of the Rockefeller family history and legacy is desirable.
  • Proven organizational skills and orientation to detail.
  • Strong managerial skills and the ability to communicate clearly to a diverse group of individuals and organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Long-range planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to understand and apply information technology to efficiently accomplish work.

Additionally, each employee is expected to:

  • Understand and support the philanthropic mission of the RBF.
  • Respect and value those who partner with or request assistance from the RBF.
  • Manage the resources of the RBF in a manner that maximizes the funds available for charitable activity.
  • Appreciate the value of diversity initiatives and equal opportunity in all work relationships.
  • Respect the contribution of each employee of the RBF and support colleagues in fulfilling their individual responsibilities.
  • Appreciate differences in perspectives and point of view and work collaboratively with colleagues toward shared goals and objectives.
  • Commit time to RBF activities and conversations that strengthen the Fund’s culture and improve its effectiveness.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with five years of related experience with a cultural institution. Alternatively, advanced degree in a related field, with three years of required experience.

How To Apply

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, a generous benefits package, and a pleasant work environment.

To apply, please send a letter explaining your interest in the position and qualifications along with a resume to recruiting@rbf.org. Include ‘Manager, Public Programs’ on the subject line of your email. No telephone or fax inquiries please. Application deadline is November 23, 2018.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Attn: Human Resources – Manager, Public Programs, Pocantico Center

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900

New York, NY 10115

For additional information please visit our website at www.rbf.org.

Troy, MI

Investment Director, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

What is The Kresge Foundation?

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private foundations in the United States and is metro Detroit’s largest foundation. With a $3.8 billion endowment and over 100 employees, we work to expand opportunities in America’s cities for people with low incomes. We do this through grant making and social investing nationally in arts & culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development in Detroit. Kresge’s Detroit Program is one of the foundation’s signature efforts, reflecting our commitment to work in one of America’s most challenging and dynamic cities and our belief in strategic, interdisciplinary, collective, and innovative approaches to urban revitalization.

Join an Award-Winning Investment Office

The Kresge Investment Office works to ensure the foundation has the necessary resources to achieve its mission of improving opportunities in America’s cities by managing the foundation’s endowment. The team is responsible for prudently investing funds across a wide variety of asset classes including public equity, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, natural resources, real estate, and fixed income. By combining a long-term investment horizon with innovative investment strategies, the team strives to consistently be a top performer in its sector.

During the past five years, Kresge’s Investment Office has produced industry leading returns among institutional portfolios exceeding $1 billion in assets. The results of the team and individual managers have been validated in the investment community with numerous awards and nominations by aiCIO, Institutional Investor, Trusted Insight, and others.

Thrive in a Mission-Driven Environment

We offer a competitive total compensation package including….

  • Health benefits, employer-paid dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 4 weeks of paid time off
  • Attractive 401k plan consisting of a 5% 1:1 employer match and an additional 10% employer contribution

….and other benefits:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily for a minimal charge
  • Robust professional development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement
  • Award-winning platinum LEED facility anchored by a 19th century farmhouse
  • Annual Giving Back campaign to support non-profits in Southeast Michigan

Position Overview

Available Position: Investment Director

The Kresge Foundation has an opening for an Investment Director to play a key role as a contributing member of the investment team. The Investment Director will work closely with the investment team in all phases of the investment process, from asset allocation to manager hiring, in a wide range of asset classes. The Director will be a generalist working as part of the senior team to set strategy, asset allocation and implementation plans for the endowment. In conjunction with investment team members, the Investment Director will:

  • Globally source, access and recommend prospective investment managers across all asset classes.
  • Manage existing external investment manager relationships – in all asset classes, on at least two continents.
  • Conduct due diligence on prospective opportunities including analysis of investment strategy, process, organization, portfolio positions and performance.Have an opinion
  • Prepare and present recommendations regarding new investment opportunities.
  • Form and share opinions on every investment recommended for inclusion into the portfolio.
  • Guide the construction of an asset class by determining portfolio fit for each manager or strategy recommended.
  • Analyze market trends and capital market research to provide insights into asset allocation decisions.
  • Network with industry professionals and peers to enhance the investment process.
  • Interact and present to the Investment Committee.
  • Serve as a representative of the Foundation throughout the investment community by participating in networking events, attending industry conferences, and investment manager annual meetings.
  • Strong commitment to the Foundation’s vision and values with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.

Core Qualifications:

  • Masters degree and/or CFA is required
  • At least 7-years of related work experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all constituencies, including Investment Committee members, sophisticated investment professionals and a broad array of other constituents
  • Strong analytical and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Passion for learning

The Kresge Foundation, an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to reach a broad and diverse candidate pool when filling vacant positions. We strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds because we believe that the foundation and its work benefit from the various perspectives and talents of a diverse staff. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

How To Apply

Please click the link below to apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=87274f4c-cc7a-4ce9-97ab-d86186933f96&jobId=170014&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Troy, MI

Talent and Human Resources Assistant, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization
The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private foundations in the United States and the only one focused exclusively on expanding opportunities for people with low income in American Cities. With a $3.8 billion endowment and a staff of over 100 employees, the foundation deploys grants and social investments across arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development. The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting systems. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

Position Overview
About the position

The Talent and Human Resources Assistant provides administrative and project-based coordination for the Chief Talent Officer and the Director of Human Resources, while providing additional support to the Talent and Human Resources department.

The Talent and Human Resources Assistant requires the ability to be proactive and self-directed and must possess sound judgment and high attention to detail. This position also requires a commitment to producing high quality work and support while displaying a consistently collaborative and cooperative work style. The Assistant role requires highly professional, customer service focused interaction (orally and in writing) with the public and representatives within the Foundation. This position also requires the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

The Assistant reports to the Chief Talent Officer.

Primary responsibilities

1. Manages and tracks the department objectives, plans, and timelines. Monitors and informs team members of required actions and meetings to meet deadlines.
2. Organizes Talent and HR department meetings; prepares and distributes meeting minutes and other materials.
3. Assists the Chief Talent Officer and the team with budget management and tracking, including understanding, preparing and processing consulting agreements, contracts and statements of work; and allocating expenses into General Ledger accounts.
4. Manages Talent and Human Resources processes:
a. Prepares materials for key meetings such as Compensation Committee, Board, and 401K Committee: proofreads, finalizes, and posts documents.
b. Manages the Talent and Human Resources content on the intranet and in the bi-weekly internal newsletter.
c. Manages the Employee Conflict of Interest Disclosure and Code of Ethics process.
d. Manages other talent and human resources processes as assigned and performs various duties to advance staff communication and development.
5. Schedules internal and external meetings: manages calendars, assembles meeting materials, makes meal arrangements, and confirms appointments.
6. Processes department expenses, prepares expense reports, and resolves discrepancies with Finance.
7. Coordinates business travel for the Chief Talent Officer and senior team members.
8. Prepares correspondence, proofreads memos, and manages department wide contacts.
9. Maintains files and document management.
10. Prepares mailings and shipments of materials; opens and distributes department mail.
11. Orders Talent and HR department office supplies.
12. Coordinates with the IT department to maintain operations of office equipment and coordinates with Facilities to maintain cleanliness of the Talent and HR department space.
13. Provides back-up for filing, scanning, and organizing confidential personnel records and documents.
14. Provides secondary back-up for telephone support and receptionist activities.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:
• Associates degree.
• A minimum of five to seven years of professional administrative office experience.
• Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and practice discretion.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact as a team member and with Foundation colleagues.
• Proven experience with advanced Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and creating forms, handouts, and packets of information is essential to accomplishing the work of this position.
• Proven experience and skill with calendar management, travel arrangements, and proofreading.
• Highly collaborative approach to working in a team-based environment.
• Demonstrated high work quality in a highly detail-oriented role.
• Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.
• Strong commitment to the foundation’s vision and values with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions

Preferred:
• Bachelor’s degree including course work in business communications, human resources, office management, or related areas.
• Proficiency of a variety of software programs, i.e. expense management, General ledger accounts, project management.

The Kresge Foundation, an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to reach a broad and diverse candidate pool when filling vacant positions. We strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds because we believe that the foundation and its work benefit from the various perspectives and talents of a diverse staff. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

How To Apply
Please apply via the link below:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=87274f4c-cc7a-4ce9-97ab-d86186933f96&jobId=169411&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Troy, Michigan

Investment Director, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

What is The Kresge Foundation?

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private foundations in the United States and is metro Detroit’s largest foundation. With a $3.8 billion endowment and over 100 employees, we work to expand opportunities in America’s cities for people with low incomes. We do this through grant making and social investing nationally in arts & culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development in Detroit. Kresge’s Detroit Program is one of the foundation’s signature efforts, reflecting our commitment to work in one of America’s most challenging and dynamic cities and our belief in strategic, interdisciplinary, collective, and innovative approaches to urban revitalization.

Join an Award-Winning Investment Office

The Kresge Investment Office works to ensure the foundation has the necessary resources to achieve its mission of improving opportunities in America’s cities by managing the foundation’s endowment. The team is responsible for prudently investing funds across a wide variety of asset classes including public equity, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, natural resources, real estate, and fixed income. By combining a long-term investment horizon with innovative investment strategies, the team strives to consistently be a top performer in its sector.

During the past five years, Kresge’s Investment Office has produced industry leading returns among institutional portfolios exceeding $1 billion in assets. The results of the team and individual managers have been validated in the investment community with numerous awards and nominations by aiCIO, Institutional Investor, Trusted Insight, and others.

Thrive in a Mission-Driven Environment

We offer a competitive total compensation package including….

·         Health benefits, employer-paid dental, vision, and life insurance

·         4 weeks of paid time off

·         Attractive 401k plan consisting of a 5% 1:1 employer match and an additional 10% employer contribution

….and other benefits:

·         Breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily for a minimal charge

·         Robust professional development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement

·         Award-winning platinum LEED facility anchored by a 19th century farmhouse

·         Annual Giving Back campaign to support non-profits in Southeast Michigan

Position Overview

Available Position: Investment Director

The Kresge Foundation has an opening for an Investment Director to play a key role as a contributing member of the investment team. The Investment Director will work closely with the investment team in all phases of the investment process, from asset allocation to manager hiring, in a wide range of asset classes. The Director will be a generalist working as part of the senior team to set strategy, asset allocation and implementation plans for the endowment. In conjunction with investment team members, the Investment Director will:

·         Globally source, access and recommend prospective investment managers across all asset classes.

·         Manage existing external investment manager relationships – in all asset classes, on at least two continents.

·         Conduct due diligence on prospective opportunities including analysis of investment strategy, process, organization, portfolio positions and performance.Have an opinion

·         Prepare and present recommendations regarding new investment opportunities.

·         Form and share opinions on every investment recommended for inclusion into the portfolio.

·         Guide the construction of an asset class by determining portfolio fit for each manager or strategy recommended.

·         Analyze market trends and capital market research to provide insights into asset allocation decisions.

·         Network with industry professionals and peers to enhance the investment process.

·         Interact and present to the Investment Committee.

·         Serve as a representative of the Foundation throughout the investment community by participating in networking events, attending industry conferences, and investment manager annual meetings.

·         Strong commitment to the Foundation’s vision and values with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.

Core Qualifications:

·         Masters degree and/or CFA is required

·         At least 7-years of related work experience

·         Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all constituencies, including Investment Committee members, sophisticated investment professionals and a broad array of other constituents

·         Strong analytical and communication skills (written and verbal)

·         Passion for learning

 

How To Apply

Please click the link to apply: Investment Director

The Kresge Foundation, an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to reach a broad and diverse candidate pool when filling vacant positions. We strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds because we believe that the foundation and its work benefit from the various perspectives and talents of a diverse staff. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Washington, DC

Project Manager – Digital Fundraising, Bread for the World

The Organization

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities in which we live.

Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it.

Position Overview

DEPARTMENT: Development and Membership
REPORTS TO: Deputy Director of Development and Membership

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To support the membership and fundraising activities of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute, with primary responsibility for meeting targets for digital fundraising and acquisition that are tied to the overall membership revenue goals and that integrate with multi-channel fundraising campaigns.

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Development and Membership, the Project Manager for Digital Fundraising will be responsible for the production and implementation of digital fundraising efforts that take place across digital platforms including web, email and social media.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACTIVITIES:

  • Digital Fundraising and Member Acquisition: 60%
  • Reporting and Analysis: 20%
  • Digital Advertising: 15%
  • Participate in multi-department task forces & committees: 5%

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • BA or BS degree required and a minimum of two years’ work experience with similar responsibilities in digital fundraising or
  • Minimum of four years of work experience with similar responsibilities in digital fundraising
  • Knowledge and experience in digital communications and fundraising; experience with Excel and databases; Raiser’s Edge, Luminate Online eCRM or other similar eCRM software is preferred
  • Knowledge of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, for fundraising/list growth purposes
  • Working knowledge of HTML, Google AdWords and Google Analytics a plus
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills (written, oral, and electronic), especially for a digital environment
  • Experience utilizing project management principles
  • Ability to meet deadlines on a daily basis with strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to conduct research and analyses of multiple factors related to communicating with Bread’s large and growing online network and make data-driven recommendations and decisions
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships internally and externally which require a high degree of diplomacy and judgment in order to address and resolve substantive conflicts or escalate concerns to management.
  • Ability to work independently as up to 40% performance and outcomes are subject to broad organizational review and up to 60% of the time are subject to management review.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a professional demeanor including dependability, flexibility, willingness to learn, and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with Christian faith perspective and advocacy to end hunger desirable.

WORK ENVIRONMENT ISSUES:
None

DISCLAIMER: The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of  employees assigned to this job.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Please click on the link below or fax your cover letter and resume to the attention of Kari Burnside at 202-688-1155.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c5df76a4-69ed-41f9-b5d9-52dae2bedbe4&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=111156&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Washington, DC

Director of Administration, Public Welfare Foundation

The Organization

PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION

Position Announcement:
Director of Administration

The Public Welfare Foundation, a private, national grantmaking foundation with assets of approximately $500 million based in Washington, DC, is seeking a Director of Administration to lead its human resources, facilities, and office operations functions. As Director of Administration, you will report to the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.

About us:
The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need.  These efforts honor the Foundation’s core values of racial equity, economic well-being and fundamental fairness for all. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. In its 70-year history, the Foundation has distributed more than $570 million in grants to more than 4,800 organizations. With current assets of approximately $500 million, Public Welfare makes grants nationwide and focuses its grant making in some difficult, and often overlooked, social justice areas where it believes it can serve as a catalyst for reform. Its main programs are Criminal Justice, Youth Justice, and Workers’ Rights. For more information, please visit our web site at www.publicwelfare.org.

Position Overview

About the position:

As Director of Administration, you will lead all aspects of human resources, including talent management, benefits administration, and compliance with statutory and other requirements and best practices. In addition, you will be responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s relationship with its property management and office operations vendors, including risk management and insurance. You will also participate in an internal IT committee.

Your primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

•    Lead the human resources function, including benefits administration, compensation benchmarking, talent management and employee handbook;
•    Manage office operations and risk management functions, including capital and FF&E procurement and business continuity/incident response planning;
•    Supervising the Events Manager, lead the Foundation’s facilities management, including its relationship with the outsourced property management vendor and tenants, and the events/office space rental programs;
•    Participate on internal Information Technology Committee to develop and implement information technology planning and policies.
•    Provide input on the Foundation’s annual operating budget for all line items under purview; review monthly financial statements; prepare long-term outlook for capital projects and fixed asset acquisitions.

Additional skills and qualities we seek in an ideal candidate are:

•    Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a concentration in human resources or business administration.
•    Five years relevant administrative experience required, preferably in a non-profit setting.
•    Extensive knowledge and experience in human resources management, including recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, and performance assessment.
•    Extensive knowledge of laws and regulations related to employment and benefits issues.
•    Significant experience with property and office facilities management, to include management of physical office space and procurement/maintenance of furniture, fixtures and equipment.
•    Knowledge to create systems to ensure that the Foundation’s offices provide a safe and functional environment in which staff and guests may function on a day-to-day basis.
•    Excellent communication skills and ability to produce work at a high level of accuracy; attention to detail.
•    Ability to multi-task and prioritize work requirements.
•    Solid managerial skills; creativity and innovation in solving problems.
•    Ability to work independently and adaptable to change.

How To Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer with competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Diversity and equal opportunity employment reflect the core values of the Public Welfare Foundation. Employment opportunities at the Public Welfare Foundation are based on individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, citizenship, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law. Furthermore, applicants who have been impacted by the criminal justice system may apply.

Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Human Resources, Public Welfare Foundation, 1200 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. Applications are to be submitted via email only: hr@publicwelfare.org.

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, December 17, 2018.

Westlake Village

Program Officer, Domestic Programs (Foster Youth), Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Organization

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping young children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. In 2018, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize was awarded to SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities), a grassroots organization based in Nairobi, Kenya that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums by providing critical services for all, community advocacy platforms, and education and leadership development for women and girls. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants, distributing $114.9 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2017. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.

Position Overview

The Program Officer is a key member of the Domestic team and supports the Foundation’s grantmaking in Foster Youth initiative. Reporting to the Senior Program Officer (SPO), the Program Officer serves as a key thought partner and will have primary responsibility for managing the Foster Youth initiative’s overall grant portfolio. The Officer will work closely with the SPO to design, implement, and monitor a portfolio of grants related to Foster Youth. The Officer will help to identify potential grantees, assist with proposal development, and provide grantee technical support, as well as monitor grant progress.

The ideal candidate must be a proactive team player with excellent multi-tasking skills. The individual must have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to understand, interpret, and translate qualitative and quantitative data. S/he will be expected to resolve time-sensitive issues with a high degree of precision and exhibit strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail and the ability to anticipate needs are a must.

Key Responsibilities:

Portfolio Management

  •  Participates in the identification of potential grantees and projects.
  •  Reviews proposals and works with the SPO to determine which ones will be further developed and recommended for funding.
  • Presents recommended proposals for funding at board meetings, as needed.
  • Provides counsel to organizations invited to develop proposals.
  • Reviews and refines grant-write-ups and assists in writing, preparing other materials for the quarterly board of directors meetings.
  • Monitors portfolio of grants in Foster Youth and other projects as assigned.
  • Monitors and evaluates grants and grantee performance, including timely completion of all progress reports. Provides feedback to SPO.
  • Recommends for approval any deviations from approved plans and budgets, and ensures that such changes are documented.
  • Conducts site visits, as needed.

Strategic Support

  • Acts as a thought partner and provides support to SPO in planning, development and implementation process, as needed.
  • Works with SPO and MEL partner on convening planning. Attends strategy convenings.
  • Works with SPO identifying the need for consultants within the program area; plans scope of work for contracts and develops terms of contract and monitors progress.

Communications

  • Supports SPO’s work with communications team to develop communication strategy for the Foster Youth initiative.
  • Writes blogs/articles for the website and supervises website content and updates

Core Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, public policy, social sciences, social welfare or a related field, with a minimum of five (5) years experience.

Desired:

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

Experience/Technical Skills:

  • A minimum of five (5)years of relevant work experience in program development and/or management experience.
  • A substantive knowledge of Domestic policy issues and the funding landscape.
  • Ability to assess the leadership, track record, fiscal health and capacity of a nonprofit organization to lead a proposed program or project.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically about program design and implementation.
  • Enthusiastic, professional and self-motivating, with a ‘can-do’ attitude’.
  • Understands quantitative and qualitative data; ability to ask the right questions; experience with data analytics and evaluation.
  • Creative, flexible, and collaborative with an ability to work in a team-oriented environment; demonstrates a high degree of initiative; results-oriented.
  • Ability to continually seek information and look for new approaches to processes and practices.
  • Welcomes feedback as a means to personal and professional growth.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong presentation skills and the ability to clearly articulate ideas.
  • An understanding of grantmaking and the non-profit sector.

Competencies:

  • Manages complexity
  • Action-oriented
  • Plans and aligns
  • Communicates effectively
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Builds networks

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we seek candidates from all backgrounds and experiences.

How To Apply

https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oB2J8fwe&s=ABFE

Westlake Village

Program Officer, International Programs (YCABA), Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Organization

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping young children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. In 2018, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize was awarded to SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities), a grassroots organization based in Nairobi, Kenya that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums by providing critical services for all, community advocacy platforms, and education and leadership development for women and girls. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants, distributing $114.9 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2017. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.

Position Overview

The Program Officer is a key member of the International team and supports the Foundation’s grantmaking in Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (YCABA) initiative. Reporting to the Senior Program Officer (SPO), the Program Officer serves as a key thought partner and will have primary responsibility for managing the Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (YCABA) initiative’s overall grant portfolio. The Officer will work closely with the SPO to design, implement, and monitor a portfolio of grants related to YCABA. The Officer will help to identify potential grantees, assist with proposal development, and provide grantee technical support, as well as monitor grant progress.

The ideal candidate must be a proactive team player with excellent multi-tasking skills. The individual must have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to understand, interpret, and translate qualitative and quantitative data. S/he will be expected to resolve time-sensitive issues with a high degree of precision and exhibit strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail and the ability to anticipate needs are a must. This role involves travel to Africa several times per year.

Key Responsibilities:

Portfolio Management

  •  Participates in the identification of potential grantees and projects.
  •  Reviews proposals and works with the SPO to determine which ones will be further developed and recommended for funding.
  • Presents recommended proposals for funding at board meetings, as needed.
  • Provides counsel to organizations invited to develop proposals.
  • Reviews and refines grant-write-ups and assists in writing, preparing other materials for the quarterly board of directors meetings.
  • Monitors portfolio of grants in YCABA and other projects as assigned.
  • Monitors and evaluates grants and grantee performance, including timely completion of all progress reports. Provides feedback to SPO.
  • Recommends for approval any deviations from approved plans and budgets, and ensures that such changes are documented.
  • Conducts site visits, as needed.

Strategic Support

  • Acts as a thought partner and provides support to SPO in planning, development and implementation process, as needed.
  • Works with SPO and MEL partner on convening planning. Attends strategy convenings.
  • Works with SPO identifying the need for consultants within the program area; plans scope of work for contracts and develops terms of contract and monitors progress.

Communications

  • Supports SPO’s work with communications team to develop communication strategy for the YCABA initiative.
  • Writes blogs/articles for the website and supervises website content and updates

Core Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, public policy, social sciences, social welfare or a related field, with a minimum of five (5) years experience.

Desired:

  • Graduate degree in public health, public policy, social sciences, social welfare or a related field, with a minimum of 5-10 years of relevant work experience.

Experience/Technical Skills:

  • A minimum of five (5)years of relevant work experience in program development and/or management experience.
  • A substantive knowledge of International policy issues and the funding landscape.
  • Ability to assess the leadership, track record, fiscal health and capacity of a nonprofit organization to lead a proposed program or project.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically about program design and implementation.
  • Enthusiastic, professional and self-motivating, with a ‘can-do’ attitude’.
  • Understands quantitative and qualitative data; ability to ask the right questions; experience with data analytics and evaluation.
  • Creative, flexible, and collaborative with an ability to work in a team-oriented environment; demonstrates a high degree of initiative; results-oriented.
  • Ability to continually seek information and look for new approaches to processes and practices.
  • Welcomes feedback as a means to personal and professional growth.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong presentation skills and the ability to clearly articulate ideas.
  • An understanding of grantmaking and the non-profit sector.

Competencies:

  • Manages complexity
  • Action-oriented
  • Plans and aligns
  • Communicates effectively
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Builds networks

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we seek candidates from all backgrounds and experiences.

How To Apply

https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oJDI8fwW&s=ABFE