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Boston, MA

Senior Director of Philanthropy, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Organization

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a world-class academic medical center affiliated with Harvard Medical School, seeks a seasoned philanthropy manager and front-line fundraiser to join an ambitious, rapidly growing philanthropy program. The Senior Director of Philanthropy will lead, guide and mentor a team of principal, major and leadership gift officers, while championing a niche donor portfolio in achieving strategic fundraising goals, including a $750 million comprehensive campaign consisting of $500 million for programmatic support and $250 million for its state-of the-art New Inpatient Building.

Located in the heart of Boston, BIDMC is a 673-bed, academic medical center of the newly formed Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH), a new, integrated health system comprising academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, and more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees. Guided by the motto “Working together, we can do more than we ever could on our own,” the BILH Philanthropy Team is actively engaged in a true partnership between and among local and system leaders and staff members. Staff are committed to advancing donor engagement in a collective mission that ensures affordable healthcare, improved patient outcomes, investments in research and education, and a healthier community – ultimately, measuring success by the difference made in people’s lives.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy, the Senior Director directs fundraising for assigned institutional priorities, creating prospect engagement strategies that build the donor pipeline and advance major individual and planned gifts at the 100,000+ level. In addition to managing the leadership gifts team and major/principal gift officers, the Senior Director will nurture a small but significant donor portfolio, and oversee and/or manage volunteer leadership advisory councils, engaging lay leaders and new prospects in key programmatic areas.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a mission- and values-driven team player with authentic comfort in matrixed organizations, and a record of success raising significant and complex gifts (six- to seven-figure) while guiding a team of front-line fundraisers. An entrepreneurial, highly motivated and organized manager with the confidence and expertise to contribute to strategy and goal-setting, a strong operational focus and bias for action. A superb communicator and consummate relationship manager, this individual is adept at working with a wide range of individuals from administrative, clinical and lay leaders to sophisticated, affluent donors and grateful patients. Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years’ progressive fundraising experience (3+ years’ supervisory) required.

EOE M/F/VET/DISABILITY/GENDER IDENTITY/SEXUAL ORIENTATION

How To Apply

This is a retained executive search of Exceptional Executive Search.

For more information, contactinfo@eesrecruit.com.

Boston, MA (Flexible Remote location)

Associate Director of Institutional Giving, The GroundTruth Project

The Organization

The GroundTruth Project is an award-winning, independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the world. Our mission is to advance sustainable, innovative, and equitable journalism that serves under-covered communities worldwide through on-the-ground reporting,

GroundTruth is home to Report for America, a national service program recently recognized as a Top Six Finalist and a scalable, sustainable solution to the crisis in local news by the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. In 2021, we also launched a new global initiative, Report for the World, working with local partners in India, Nigeria and Brazil.

Position Overview

GroundTruth’s Development Team is hiring a brand new role — Associate Director for Institutional Giving — as we enter an exciting phase of growth for the organization. This position as a frontline fundraiser is full-time, with remote flexibility for work location, and reports to the VP of Development and Communications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research: Employ best practices in prospect research to identify and engage new foundation and corporate prospects; leverage connections with our senior leadership team and board to expand GroundTruth’s network;
  • Cultivation and solicitation: Work closely with the VP of Development and Business Development Officer to execute on GroundTruth’s foundation and corporate giving strategy, building and maintaining a strong and engaged portfolio of institutional donors;
  • Stewardship: Identify and implement strategies for keeping our current supporters engaged and apprised of the impact of GroundTruth’s work; provide input and support to our proposal development and grant reporting processes, in close partnership with the Business Development Officer;
  • Operations: Maintain accurate donor records, and in coordination with our wider Development Team, ensure we carefully track, acknowledge, and report grants in a timely fashion;
  • Support other development functions, especially grant writing, as needed.

Experience:

  • 6-8 years of professional work experience in a frontline fundraising role for a nonprofit or social impact organization, directly interfacing with and engaging foundations, corporation giving offices, and/or government funders;
  • A track record of building strong networks and relationships that lead to direct philanthropic support and ability/comfort to make direct asks;
  • An ability to prep and coach executive leadership in best practices around donor cultivation and stewardship in coordination with the VP for Development;
  • A deep passion for and understanding of our mission to restore local news nationally and globally, and an ability to become a strong spokesperson and advocate for that work;
  • Demonstrated experience in donor prospect research and developing well-researched internal memos;
  • Demonstrated experience in database management (Salesforce preferred) or content management systems;
  • Excellent attention to detail, especially as it relates to handling sensitive information and tracking down data;
  • An ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment;
  • A customer service mindset that centers our donors as a critical part of our work;
  • A sense of humor, creativity, flexibility and high standards in nonprofit excellence.

Interviews may be conducted via video conferencing or in-person.

The GroundTruth Project is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

How To Apply

Please apply for the position directly through the following website link:

https://groundtruth.submittable.com/submit/208690/associate-director-of-institutional-giving

Brookline MA

Assistant, Event Fundraising, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Organization

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.

Dana-Farber is pursuing an ambitious, multi-year fundraising effort to change the future of cancer research and care: The Dana-Farber Campaign. This $2 billion campaign is the largest in the Institute’s history and one of the largest ever in the U.S. focused solely on cancer. Philanthropy raised through The Dana-Farber Campaign will accelerate the Institute’s strategic priorities by supporting revolutionary science, extraordinary care, exceptional expertise, and essential opportunities—helping us prevent, treat, and Defy Cancer.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Position Overview

Assistant, Event Fundraising
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brookline, MA
Full Time (4-5 days remote/week)

The Assistant provides administrative support to an Associate Director of Event Fundraising and other team members as needed. The Assistant collaborates on logistics and details for various committee driven events, and community fundraisers. Manages portfolio of donors and volunteers. Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals. Resume and cover letter required with application submission.

DFCI guidelines state that employees must reside in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island.

 

Requirements:
Coordinate Projects and Administrative Activity for Associate Director of Event Fundraising

·         Assists in managing Associate Director’s calendars, including travel arrangements and meeting requests;

·         Manage the monthly reconciliation of the Associate Director’s credit card.

·         Assist in design and production of written materials such as solicitations, acknowledgments, proposals, invitations to events. Proofread/edit written materials.

·         Distribute copy materials, answer phones.

·         Participate in ad-hoc special projects.

Overall Event Fundraising Office Management

·         Assist with fiscal year projections and expense tracking. Assist with departmental billing; review departmental budget, manage supervisors’ monthly expense reports, process expenses, and reconcile procurement card transactions.

·         Process vendor invoices.

·         Respond to calls from volunteers, donors, prospects, staff, as well as general inquiries; evaluate urgency, suggest appropriate response, assess when situation merits supervisory assistance.

·         Create/maintain organizational and management systems for the department.

·         Create and distribute agendas, briefings, and Call Reports as necessary.

·         Develop expert knowledge of management systems and databases including ClearView, Luminate Online, PeopleSoft, and Event Management System.

·         Maintain and distribute monthly status reports, meeting notes, agendas, gift revenue as requested.

·         Provide support for front desk and related duties as requested and needed.

Fundraising Event Support

·         Coordinate volunteers and interns and assist in preparation of their work.

·         Support the management of third-party event procedures and policies.

·         Attend, work, and provide support at all internal Event Fundraising as well as at external events, as assigned; responsibilities may include managing auctions, tracking RSVPs and event registration, and volunteer management.

·         Assist team members with the execution of internal events; responsibilities may include project planning, working with external vendors, drafting and editing documents, including briefings for Institute leadership.

·         Maintain confidentiality regarding donor, volunteer, and patient information.

·         Exhibit strong interpersonal relationship management skills in working with various event managers and committees.

·         Responsible for assisting the entire department reach financial goals.

·         Reports to an Associate Director of Event Fundraising. This position has direct supervision of temporary staff and volunteers but will seek major decision-making authority from direct supervisor. However, decision-making on day-to-day tasks and good judgment is required for dealing with Institute donors, trustees, and senior staff and confidential information.

 

Qualifications:

·         Associate degree and/or administrative training degree required.

·         As this level position is often considered a “base” for someone pursuing a career in Philanthropy, a bachelor’s degree is preferred. 1-3 years of administrative experience.

·         Excellent written and verbal communications skills are necessary with a strong orientation to customer service.

·         Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to manage a variety of projects are essential.

·         Directed and self-starting attitude with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team required.

·         Solid computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office Suite products is absolutely necessary.

·         High degree of confidentiality must always be exercised.

·         Experience with diverse donors is a plus.

To learn more and to apply, please visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/assistant_eventfundraising

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.

Dana-Farber is pursuing an ambitious, multi-year fundraising effort to change the future of cancer research and care: The Dana-Farber Campaign. This $2 billion campaign is the largest in the Institute’s history and one of the largest ever in the U.S. focused solely on cancer. Philanthropy raised through The Dana-Farber Campaign will accelerate the Institute’s strategic priorities by supporting revolutionary science, extraordinary care, exceptional expertise, and essential opportunities—helping us prevent, treat, and Defy Cancer.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

How To Apply

To learn more and to apply, please visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/assistant_eventfundraising

Brookline, MA

Assistant Director, Philanthropy Communications, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Organization

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Position Overview

Assistant Director, Philanthropy Communications
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brookline, MA
Full Time – Remote (4/5 days per week)

Reporting to the Associate Director, Philanthropy Communications, manage Division-wide marketing campaigns and major projects that promote the Dana-Farber and Jimmy Fund brands through advertising (all mediums), print collateral, digital, and social media. Serve as account lead on several assigned teams. Develop marketing strategies, concepts, deliverables, and plans to help teams and their fundraising events and programs meet and exceed their revenue and participation goals. Supervise one Account Manager/Writer in providing marketing strategy and execution for their assigned teams. Serve as a senior Philanthropy Communications contact for the Division of Philanthropy. Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact, Excellence, Compassion & Respect, and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.

Dana-Farber is pursuing an ambitious, multi-year fundraising effort to change the future of cancer research and care: The Dana-Farber Campaign. This $2 billion campaign is the largest in the Institute’s history and one of the largest ever in the U.S. focused solely on cancer. Philanthropy raised through The Dana-Farber Campaign will accelerate the Institute’s strategic priorities by supporting revolutionary science, extraordinary care, exceptional expertise, and essential opportunities—helping us prevent, treat, and Defy Cancer.

Resume and cover letter required with application submission.

Requirements:

  • Contribute high-level marketing and communications expertise to strategy and concept development, leading or serving on major project teams, and advising Account Manager/Writers on their projects.
  • Develop marketing strategies and plans that help the Division and teams reach target audiences, meet and exceed their revenue/participation goals, and attract new donors
  • Collaborate as a strategic partner with assigned Jimmy Fund teams to ensure marketing tactics meet goals. Serve assigned teams as main account lead: Carry out the strategic planning and analysis, concepting, and copywriting; and oversee creative execution and production for all marketing collateral from concept through completion
  • Lead strategic planning and brainstorming sessions to facilitate creative concepting on new Division-wide marketing projects and campaigns.
  • Liaise between senior management and Media and Traffic Coordinator to execute Division-wide media buys. Liaise with Digital Marketing for all e-philanthropy efforts
  • Produce in-depth wrap-up reports, including detailed analysis that drives marketing recommendations for subsequent fiscal year.
  • Research, write, and edit a variety of documents to support the needs of the Division of Philanthropy. Specific writing and marketing assignments include, but are not limited to
    • Articles for donor newsletters and publications, including Impact, the annual Honor Roll of Donors, and other print and online/email newsletters (adhering to AP style)
    • Marketing collateral (brochures, flyers, banners, postcards, fact sheets, etc.), advertising copy (print, broadcast, radio, online, out-of-home, social media), website copy, email blasts, e-newsletters, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with the Philanthropy Marketing and Digital Marketing teams to execute marketing projects on time and on budget
    • Directly supervise one Account Manager/Writers in providing marketing strategies, plans, execution, and expertise; writing and editing leadership; project management; and other services to their assigned Philanthropy clients:
    • Develop strategies to motivate staff and encourage their professional growth and development.
  • Assume responsibility for senior-level-work as assigned by or in the absence of the Associate Director.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, or related field required. Five to six years of copywriting and marketing experience in an agency, non-profit, or related industry required; experience in a Philanthropy setting preferred.

Also required are: Strong marketing and advertising experience, strong writing abilities, strong project management experience, proficiency in interpersonal business communications and staff management, publication management knowledge, experience with branding, the creative process, concepting, writing strategic marketing plans, excellent organizational abilities and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while providing quality service to multiple teams.

This position will evaluate current programs and create and execute approved plans to expand and diversify the donors and participants for the events assigned in order to broaden our donor base and create even more inclusive events. Experience with diverse donors is a plus.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/assistant_director_philanthropy_communications

About Dana-Farber:
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

How To Apply

https://careers.dana-farber.org/assistant_director_philanthropy_communications

Brookline, MA

Officer, Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Organization

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Position Overview

Officer, Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brookline, MA
Full Time – Remote

The Officer works to recruit, cultivate, retain, and recognize Walk teams and their participants in the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk, in addition to providing support to all members of the team as needed. Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.

Dana-Farber is pursuing an ambitious, multi-year fundraising effort to change the future of cancer research and care: The Dana-Farber Campaign. This $2 billion campaign is the largest in the Institute’s history and one of the largest ever in the U.S. focused solely on cancer. Philanthropy raised through The Dana-Farber Campaign will accelerate the Institute’s strategic priorities by supporting revolutionary science, extraordinary care, exceptional expertise, and essential opportunities—helping us prevent, treat, and Defy Cancer.

Resume and cover letter required with application submission.

Requirements:

Revenue responsibility of $1,660,558 to be accomplished through the following:

  • Primary contact for all teams raising $10,000-$20,000 for the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk
    • Officer, in conjunction with Senior Associate Director, to develop fundraising plan for all teams and work individually with Team Captains and Pacesetters to continually increase revenue for the Walk
  • Serve as contact for Pacesetters on teams yielding less than $5,000, as well as individual Pacesetters for the Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk
  • Cultivate and steward new Walk teams as assigned by the Walk Assistant Vice President and Senior Associate Director
    • Officer to contact Team Captain for all new teams to set up initial donor visit to discuss team goals, fundraising strategies and expectations for Walk
  • Complete donor visits to participants and Team Captains yielding 140 calls/face-to-face meetings annually
    • Year-round focus of donor visits with Team Captains, Pacesetters, and prospective Pacesetters
    • Work directly with Team Captains to formulate recruitment strategy and clearly define team goals in terms of participation and fundraising totals
    • Cultivate and steward current Pacesetters and encourage migration to higher fundraising level
    • Cultivate and steward non-Pacesetters and encourage migration to Pacesetter status
  • Create and implement plan to obtain more Tweeners (those people $750 – $1,499) to become Pacesetters. Analyze these numbers throughout the year and strategize on ways to migrate these walkers to Pacesetter level

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist Senior Associate Director, Recruitment and Stewardship in:
    • Developing strategic fundraising tips and tools for participants, with a focus on encouraging and supporting all Pacesetters Teams to reach the next fundraising level, and encouraging non-Pacesetters to become Pacesetters
    • Developing recognition and incentive plans for walkers
    • Planning and executing various team events, including the Pacesetter Exclusive Event series, team events, Extra Mile Brunch, etc.
      • Larger role in planning and execution of the Young Pacesetter event for those under 18 who raised $500 or more for the Jimmy Fund Walk
  • Assume major responsibilities/a leadership role with regard to set-up and logistics on event weekend
  • Participate in at least one other organization’s event

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required with minimum 3-5 years’ experience in professional fundraising and/or sales. Special events or donor relations preferred.

Detail oriented with excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills; possess the ability to work well with all DFCI Departments and donor constituencies of all levels; juggle multiple projects; and work independently in a fast-paced environment. Reliance on excel so high level of competence in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

This position will evaluate current programs and create and execute approved plans to expand and diversify the donors and participants for the events assigned in order to broaden our donor base and create even more inclusive events. Experience with diverse donors is a plus.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/jimmy_fund_officer

About Dana-Farber:
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

How To Apply

Visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/jimmy_fund_officer

Burlington & Peabody, MA

Assistant Vice President, Philanthropy, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

The Organization

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC), a physician-led, tertiary medical center and teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, seeks a seasoned fundraising leader to serve as a thought partner to philanthropy leadership in building and strengthening a best-practice, front-line fundraising program currently raising $10+ million annually. The Assistant Vice President, Philanthropy (AVP) will guide and mentor a growing team of gift officers and champion a niche donor portfolio in achieving ambitious annual and multi-year fundraising goals.

LHMC is a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health, Massachusetts’ second largest health system comprising academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, and more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees serving 1M+ people. Founded in 1923 by Dr. Frank Lahey with the goal of coordinating all of patients’ needs under one roof, LHMC remains committed to putting the patient first, and ensuring the highest standards of patient care and safety (evidenced by an “A” grade from Leapfrog for the ninth consecutive year). It shares a collective mission with its partner organizations to expand access to exceptional and affordable care, improve patient outcomes, and advance the science and practice of medicine through ground-breaking research and education.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Vice President, Philanthropy (VP), the AVP serves as a key member of the philanthropy leadership team in driving annual and multi-year fundraising strategies, programs and goals. Bringing a growth mindset to the role, the AVP oversees a team of six toward successful achievement of individual and departmental fundraising goals, and personally manages a portfolio of 75+ highly-rated donors and prospects. The AVP may also have responsibility for philanthropy-related activities of one or more priority clinical or specialty areas, working with physicians, volunteers and lay leaders. Additional responsibilities include working with BILH Central Services to maximize prospect research, shape key institutional development-related messages, and ensure strategically and fiscally sound cultivation experiences – all toward building and strengthening LHMC’s donor pipeline; and working with colleagues to coordinate donor activity across the system to increase overall engagement and giving.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is an accomplished fundraiser with success raising significant and complex major and planned gifts (six- to seven-figure) while guiding a team of front-line fundraisers; a values-driven team player who builds consensus while engendering trust, confidence and credibility; entrepreneurial and highly motivated with the confidence and expertise to contribute to strategy and goal-setting; organized with a strong operational focus and bias for action; and, is a superb communicator and consummate relationship manager, adept at working with a wide range of individuals from administrative, clinical and lay leaders to sophisticated, affluent donors and grateful patients. Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years’ progressive fundraising experience (5+ years’ supervisory). Healthcare fundraising experience a plus.

EOE M/F/VET/DISABILITY/GENDER IDENTITY/SEXUAL ORIENTATION

How To Apply

This is a retained executive search of Exceptional Executive Search.

For more information, contact info@eesrecruit.com.

Burlington, VT

President and Chief Executive Officer, The University of Vermont Foundation

The Organization

The University of Vermont Foundation (UVMF) seeks a collaborative, energetic, innovative and dynamic leader as their President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Having recently celebrated the success of raising $580 million Move Mountains: The Campaign for the University of Vermont, the Foundation is exceptionally well positioned to build upon this record of success.

Reporting to the Board of Directors of the UVM Foundation and working in close contact with The University of Vermont (UVM) President Suresh Garimella, currently in his third year, the CEO leads an enterprise entirely dedicated to the support of UVM, the State’s flagship institution, the University of Vermont Medical Center and the UVM Health Network. A Carnegie R2 Doctoral University, UVM provides the full range of education, scholarly research, creative endeavors and public service to the State and its citizens, including NCAA Division I athletics and a comprehensive academic medical center in Vermont’s largest city, Burlington. An independent 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation is fully aligned with the activities and goals of UVM.

The new CEO will join the Foundation at an ideal time. Building on the success of the most recent campaign, the CEO will implement the strategic plan for the Foundation, a centerpiece of which will be a comprehensive suite of campaign efforts that will drive the University to new heights. President Garimella is articulating an exciting and aspirational agenda for UVM that will capture the imagination of CEO candidates. The Foundation’s infrastructure is exceptionally sound with an excellent team that is innovative and readily accepts new ideas, embraces continuous improvement, and is ready to support the new CEO.

Accomplishing the strategic vision President Garimella has set forth in Amplifying Our Impact requires an advancement leader of considerable experience and success. Demonstrating a successful track record as a major and/or principal gift fundraiser within a complex university and academic medical center, the new CEO will benefit from 10 or more years of progressively responsible leadership experience, preferably within an institution of equal or greater complexity; direct experience with an institutionally related foundation is preferred. This position collaborates with and oversees the advancement activities of the Chief Development Officer for the Academic Health Sciences, including the Larner College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the UVM Medical Center and the UVM Health Network which to date represent 50% of the gifts and endowments for the institution. Superior strategic skills are of the utmost importance, as are excellent skills in relationship-building, media and communication. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of how best to leverage engaged alumni and a robust alumni association to maximize philanthropic investment. Financial acumen, including the ability to work closely with a highly successful investment committee managing a large endowment is essential. A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. Additional information about the position, including a leadership profile can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

The Foundation is poised to increase significantly its capacity to support UVM and thus to have a direct and lasting impact on the citizens of the State and beyond. The Foundation’s next leader will play a seminal role in that success.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacón Vance and Greg Duyck at UVMFPresident@wittkieffer.com.

The UVM Foundation is dedicated to improving our organization and the University, in part by better reflecting the alumni and students we serve. We are committed to diversity and to building an environment that values and supports equity, and inclusiveness for people of all backgrounds and ages, and we’re taking active steps to meet this commitment.

We encourage applications from qualified individuals with a demonstrated commitment to these ideals and especially invite members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities, who will help the Foundation support UVM’s commitment to the global community.

The University of Vermont Foundation is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

How To Apply

President and Chief Executive Officer

Cambridge, MA

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The Organization

Founded in 1916 as one of the first community foundations in the nation, the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) remains committed to serving as a vehicle for social change in the city of Cambridge. As a civic leader, philanthropic partner, and grant-making nonprofit, the Foundation highlights emerging and critical needs and catalyzes efforts to ensure that resources are focused where they can have the greatest impact. Harnessing the power of philanthropy, CCF advances its visionary goals of shared prosperity, social equity, and cultural richness for Cambridge and its residents.

Position Overview

To lead and support its meaningful work, CCF seeks a dynamic, mission-centric Director of Programs and Grantmaking to help build, shape, and implement a bold, ambitious, community impact strategy through grantmaking, civic leadership, and philanthropic partnership. Working as a thought partner to the Foundation’s president, guided by its recent research report, Equity & Innovation Cities: The Case of Cambridge, the Director will help drive efforts to address a range of critical issues in Cambridge, including income inequality and job loss, food insecurity, and the digital divide, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Position Summary:

The Director of Programs and Grantmaking is charged with leading and overseeing the strategic development and implementation of all program functions for existing and new areas of grantmaking and community impact. He/She/They will lead the development of programmatic agendas for CCF, working in deep collaboration with the community and across the nonprofit ecosystem. Together with the Foundation’s program, communications, development, and distribution committees, the Director will foster a mission-driven, mutually supportive environment that advances the organization as a whole. Primary responsibilities include grantmaking and strategy, civic and community engagement, and support of the nonprofit sector.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate is a seasoned and mature leader with demonstrated experience in the philanthropic, private, public and/or nonprofit sectors; and skilled in program development and management, including strategic planning, project management, financial oversight, and impact assessment. Other criteria include: excellent analytical, problem-solving and reasoning skills; solid organizational and time-management skills, able to consistently deliver on established schedules, guidelines, and deadlines; superb written and oral communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills, and the ability to foster productive relationships with a diverse population. This individual is a team player and collaborator who works well in a fast-paced, hands-on environment; has a deep-rooted personal interest in/commitment to working in a diverse and inclusive environment that places a high value on equity; and is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture of collaboration and respect.

Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience with 8 years’ progressive experience in community organizing, public policy, social work, public education, urban planning/community development, or related field; lived experience and understanding of diverse communities; proficiency in Microsoft Office and data systems.

EOE M/F/VET/DISABILITY/GENDER IDENTITY/SEXUAL ORIENTATION

How To Apply

Send letter of introduction and resume to CCF@eesrecruit.com.

Charleston, SC

Chief Advancement Officer and Executive Director of the College of Charleston Foundation, College of Charleston

The Organization

 The College of Charleston (the College) continues its steep upward trajectory, the campus seeks an entrepreneurial and innovative Chief Advancement Officer for the College and Executive Director of the College of Charleston Foundation (CAO/ED).

Founded in 1770, the College is the oldest educational institution south of Virginia, and the 13th oldest in the United States. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, it is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life and affordability. Its beautiful campus, combined with contemporary facilities, cutting-edge programs and accessible faculty attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Nearly 10,000 undergraduates and approximately 1,000 graduate students at the College enjoy a small campus feel blended with the advantages and diversity of a mid-sized, urban university. They work closely with a committed faculty, made up of more than 500 distinguished teacher-scholars. And the city of Charleston – world-renowned for its history, architecture, culture and coastal environment – serves as a living and learning laboratory for experiences in business, science, technology, teaching, the humanities, languages and the arts.

Position Overview

The Chief Advancement Officer and Executive Director of the College of Charleston Foundation serves in a wide variety of roles at the College. The CAO/ED is chief fundraiser, lead alumni relations executive, key advisor to the President, partner to the other cabinet members and manager of a broad team of development professionals. This team’s primary responsibility is to secure private philanthropic funds and resources to advance the strategic plan of the College as well as to build long-lasting relationships with alumni and other key constituents. This position also serves as Executive Director of the College of Charleston Foundation, the private, nonprofit fundraising and fund management entity supporting the College. The position works closely with the Foundation Board of Directors to raise, invest, budget and steward private contributions.

The next CAO/ED will have the opportunity to build on the storied history of the College as well as the partnership offered by President Andrew Hsu, volunteer leaders, alumni and others who have contributed to the College’s philanthropic success over the past decade. To realize this opportunity, the CAO/ED will be a seasoned leader who has successfully managed a significantly sized advancement operation and has an appreciation for well-coordinated alumni relations and development programs. Specifically, candidates are required to have five to seven years of progressive leadership experience and must be skilled in inspiring staff and organizing multiple projects. Previous college foundation experience is vital.

In addition, the next CAO/ED must have a high energy level and be self-motivated. The ideal candidate will have the demonstrated ability to plan, execute and successfully complete a significant comprehensive campaign and a track record of soliciting and closing gifts of seven figures or more. Excellent communication skills, poise, diplomacy, honesty, integrity, enthusiasm and perspective are also essential. A bachelor’s degree is required for this role, and an advanced degree is preferred.

How To Apply

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile available at www.wittkieffer.com.

WittKieffer is assisting the College of Charleston in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by January 21. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.

Nominations and inquiries may be directed to Mercedes Vance, Greg Duyck and Jevon Walton at CofC-CAO@wittkieffer.com.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability

Chicago, IL

Education Program Officer, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

The Organization

The Lloyd A. Fry Foundation awards $8 million in grants each year across four main program areas: Arts Learning, Education, Employment and Health.  Across all of our funding areas, our focus is on helping organizations: 1) build capacity to enhance the quality of services and better assess the impact of programs; 2) develop successful program innovations that other organizations in the field can learn from or adopt; and 3) share knowledge so that information which can help low-income communities and individuals is widely and readily available.

Position Overview

The Fry Foundation seeks an Education Program Officer to develop and lead the Foundation’s Education grantmaking. Our education funding, which is ~ $2M annually, is committed to increasing the academic achievement of  students in historically disinvested Chicago public schools.

Our primary strategy is focused on developing highly effective principals and improving the quality and effectiveness of teaching. To accomplish these goals, we are interested in supporting efforts that help Chicago public school principals and teacher leaders improve the school climate for learning and reduce persistent racial academic opportunity gaps.  We are interested in supporting efforts that:

  • Connect principals with current research on strong instruction and help them test and implement instructional strategies that support all students
  • Help principals build and improve school level systems that cultivate a strong instructional climate, including developing teacher leaders to support professional learning in schools
  • Help principals and teacher leaders reduce persistent racial opportunity gaps that play out in schooling
  • We also look for efforts to develop policies and programs that promote the development and retention of strong school principals and teacher leaders across the District

We also support a limited number of rigorous academic enrichment programs for students.  These programs improve educational opportunities, guide students to high school graduation, and support transitions into college or career.  Academic enrichment programs supported by the Fry Foundation target students from historically disinvested schools.

The Foundation seeks to support innovative approaches and knowledge which can help advance practice in the field.  To achieve this, we seek a candidate who is able to identify trends and common challenges across organizations; investigate new topics quickly; synthesize a wide range of information; and adapt and apply ideas across new contexts.

Responsibilities

The Education Program Officer’s work is primarily focused on the management and execution of four annual education grant cycles, with the remaining time focused on knowledge development (e.g, learning more about the latest education research or findings related to the Foundation’s priority areas and identifying new grantees and opportunities to pursue), and participating in opportunities (e.g., conferences) that can help our Foundation make an impact in the field.

A breakdown of the Education Program Officer’s responsibilities are provided below:

  • Oversee the education grants portfolio, work with colleagues and the board of directors to identify programmatic goals and strategies, and manage and plan the program grant budget
  • Actively identify challenges that can be addressed through the Foundation’s grantmaking and opportunities that have the potential to advance program goals
  • Solicit and review proposals and letters of inquiry, arrange and manage site visits, prepare proposals for board review, and present written and verbal recommendations to the board of directors. Prepare decline letters and work to communicate clearly with grantees as well as with organizations that do not receive support from the Fry Foundation.
  • Work with grantees to support collaborative work; help organizations advance knowledge and practice in the field; and provide guidance and assistance on program strategy, assessments, and other aspects of building capacity and program development.

Qualifications
The most competitive leaders for this role will have the following experiences and skills:

  • Five or more years work experience; non-profit or education experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to write compelling recommendations.  The Foundation puts a high priority on clarity of ideas.
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to assess information and build persuasive recommendations
  • Superior organizational skills. Program Officers manage all of their own logistics (e.g., site visits, reporting deadlines, and follow-up reporting).
  • Curiosity, and interest in asking questions in order to learn more about a given issue
  • Collaborative and supportive. The Foundation expects team members to work together and learn from each other.
  • Self-motivated; able to work and make decisions autonomously, while knowing when to reach out get additional support or information
  • Welcomes and actively contributes to intellectual give and take — asks thoughtful questions, is open-minded, is comfortable challenging ideas and benefits from being challenged

Compensation and Benefits
The Foundation provides competitive compensation and benefits, which include health insurance, vacation and a generous matching gift program.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Fry Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively invites a diversity of candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion.

How To Apply

Please submit all applications to https://klbconsulting.applytojob.com/apply/oghI6KJAN3/Education-Program-Officer.

A cover letter is not required to apply for this role. Instead, all candidates will provide written answers to the application questions provided in the application. Your responses will be shared with the hiring managers as well as the hiring committee for this search, so please put forth your best effort. Up to 3 paragraphs maximum per response, please.

Corvallis, OR

Executive Director of External Relations, College of Engineering, Oregon State University

The Organization

Oregon State University (OSU) is Oregon’s largest university and the state’s only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. OSU is one of only three land, sea, space, and sun grant universities in the United States and offers more than 200 undergraduate and approximately 80 graduate degree programs through its 11 colleges.

Representing nearly a third of the entire University’s student body and expected to grow to over 10,000 students in the coming year, the College of Engineering is focused on driving economic, social, and environmental prosperity by providing a supportive learning culture and ample leadership opportunities to some of the best engineering talent in the world. With a history of instruction in engineering since the 1880s, the College continues to fulfill its mission of transforming lives and enhancing society through impactful education and research that create solutions to global challenges along with partnerships that ensure responsiveness to Oregon and beyond. The College has the largest external relations infrastructure of any OSU college, making it a leader and forward-thinking role model at the University for external relations.

Position Overview

Lindauer is proud to partner with Oregon State University in its search for an Executive Director of External Relations, College of Engineering.

The College of Engineering seeks an innovative and collaborative leader for the inaugural role of Executive Director of External Relations. Reporting directly to the Dean as a member of the College’s leadership team, the Director is responsible for integrating all marketing, communication, and engagement activities.The Director will focus on advancing the reputation, building recognition, and enhancing awareness of the College with a focus on multiple constituencies including alumni, donors, employers, academia, prospective and current students, faculty, and staff. A strong communicator who values transparency and collaboration, the Director will be responsive to the needs of an established external relations team while also upholding cross-campus relationships to maintain the College’s reputation as a strong University citizen and exemplary partner to the OSU Foundation, OSU Alumni Association, and University Relations and Marketing.

The Executive Director of External Relations will bring a combination of education and extensive experience in progressively more complex roles within advancement services, such as marketing and communications, external relations, or development and fundraising. The Director will have experience developing and advancing strategies, projects, and programs across multiple teams and collaborating with a senior leader. The Director brings a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and demonstrated effectiveness in addressing issues of diversity and multiculturalism and in building community among different groups in university or community settings.

How To Apply

To learn more and apply, contact Lindauer Senior Executive Vice President Jill Lasman or Consultant Omar Bell at https://apptrkr.com/2711833

Detroit, MI

Communications Officer, The Skillman Foundation

The Organization

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

A voice for children since 1960, The Skillman Foundation is a private philanthropy that works to ensure Detroit youth achieve their highest aspirations. To this end, we are focused on strengthening K-12 education, afterschool learning opportunities, and college and career pathways in Detroit.

Position Overview

WHO YOU ARE: Innovative storyteller, multimedia creator, and cross-platform communicator with exceptional project management skills and attention to detail.

WHAT YOU’LL DO: Advance the story of Detroit’s visionary young people and bring life to the Foundation’s multiple platforms through leading, developing, and implementing storytelling and digital engagement strategies.

CORE OBJECTIVES: 

  • Multichannel Communications: Design and deliver multichannel communications strategies across the Foundation’s social media, website, videos, e-newsletters, press materials, and other distribution channels.
  • Social Media: Take our social media presence to the next level by publishing lively content that harnesses the voices, energy, and lived experiences of young Detroiters, stoking two-way conversation and measurably increasing engagement.
  • Ongoing Communication Support: Ensure our website reflects who we are, explains what we do, and features the voices of our team members, grant partners, community members, and—especially—our beloved Detroit youth.
  • Branding for Impact: Write and edit for clarity, conciseness, brand tone, and social impact—including blogs, board memos, press materials, presentations, etc.
  • Equity Focused: Hold equity and justice as core values for each project.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Storytelling  – Produces articles, blogs, videos, and other multimedia content to inform, inspire, and influence

  • Expresses and deploys key messages (of the Foundation and its partner initiatives) in creative and effective/resonant ways
  • Showcases the impact of the Foundation and its partners
  • Works with Detroit youth and Foundation partners to amplify their perspectives, aspirations, and impact
  • Supports the development of talking points, press releases, memos, presentations, board materials, and other materials
  • Works with the Foundation’s Strategic Learning and Evaluation function on storytelling products
  • Repackages board materials as appropriate for external audiences

Social Media – Devises and executes audience and content strategies

  • Leverages each platforms’ medium and optimal demographic/audience to influence and engage
  • Amplifies youth voice
  • Showcases the work of the Foundation’s partners
  • Builds the Foundation’s reputation
  • Sets and achieves engagement goals

Website – Devises and executes audience and content strategy

  • Responsible for SEO, content uploads, posting grants (at least quarterly), and managing an external web developer
  • Sets and achieves engagement goals

Email Marketing  – Builds and maintains outreach list(s) and produces the Foundation’s monthly eblast (newsletter), grant partner updates, letters from the president, and other email content for targeted and mass audiences

  • Sets and achieves engagement goals

Additional Responsibilities Include: Copy editing, working with creative vendors, and maintaining the Foundation’s brand guide

STRUCTURE:

  • Minimum Experience: At least 5 years of professional experience in a related field (i.e., communications, marketing, journalism, storytelling, digital media)
  • Reporting: This role will report to the Director of Communications
  • Job Type: This is a full-time position offering an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, PTO, flexible work schedule, technology stipend, and more
  • Salary: The annual salary range for this position is $75,000 to $82,000

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send the following information to hr@skillman.org:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Creative sample of your authorship as a storyteller (This could be written, video, or audio format. For video and audio, please include as a hyperlink.)

This posting will close on Thursday, January 27, 2022. 

The Skillman Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Eden Prairie, MN

Vice President of Programs, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

The Organization

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies refers collectively to two grantmaking entities, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (MACF) and Anne Ray Foundation (ARF). The two foundations have separate, but overlapping boards and investment portfolios and share a common mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.

Position Overview

Inspired by the opportunity to partner for lasting community impact, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is seeking applications and nominations for the role of Vice President of Programs (VPP). The VPP provides leadership to the Philanthropies’ grantmaking activities and to the alignment of program strategies across domains towards MACP’s mission to provide meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment. Reporting to the President and CEO, the VPP serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and contributes to the strategy and implementation of the organization’s priorities. The VPP’s scope ensures alignment with the Philanthropies’ values, Philosophy of Grantmaking, donor intent, and is rooted in the organization’s vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

Through the leadership of Terry Meersman, MACP’s program team has grown to a talented staff of over 50, overseeing on average more than 400 grants and totaling more than $300 million. MACP is now poised to welcome a new VPP who will lead its programmatic work to meet the evolving needs of communities across the globe.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

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:

  • A minimum of 15 years related experience to include extensive experience in a complex management and leadership role with success building and motivating teams, leading internal change efforts, structuring, and aligning resources, and building and fostering a high-performance organization.
  • Sophisticated management skills, with an understanding of the importance of setting priorities, instituting effective process and practice, working cross-functionally and instilling discipline in shaping sound, strategic decisions.
  • Capacity to prioritize and implement a broad strategic plan that engages buy-in from all key constituencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in grantmaking across a range of interests and in ways that leverage philanthropy’s contribution with larger societal, governmental, or community objectives.
  • Deep awareness of systemic racism and resulting inequities; ability to lead teams and organizations through the operationalization of equity, inclusion, and diversity into organizational programs, strategy, operations, and relationships.
  • Ability to generate innovation, engagement, and empowerment by listening to staff and communities and reflecting their thinking in solutions and practices.
  • Strong relational skillset and ability to work in partnership with President & CEO, Board, and senior staff, as well as in collaboration with cross-functional partners.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills paired with a relational style and ability to adapt messages and modes as called for in a dynamic environment.
  • Graduate level academic degree in a human services field, non-profit leadership, or related field or equivalent level of experience preferred. Minimum requirement is an undergraduate degree with relevant experience in areas which could include non-profit management, human services, organizational development, community development, collective impact, or philanthropy.

Travel:  Up to 30%, domestic and international

ABOUT OUR WORKPLACE

Our community of more than 100 employees brings expertise from a variety of professional and personal experiences. We are inspired by a common mission, shared values, and the difference we can make by working together.

We are proud to offer a welcoming workplace that supports our employees’ careers, health, and overall wellbeing. We supplement that environment with activities throughout the year that promote collaboration, learning, and fun. Reflecting our investment in staff wellbeing, we have deepened our commitment to flexible work schedules and will be implementing an innovative new approach to work arrangements in 2022. All MACP staff have a reduced work week, with half-day Fridays, year-round, and upon our return to the office, the option of working remotely up to two days per week.

MACP’s home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota is a foundational aspect of our identity, reflecting an organizational commitment to sustainability, balance, and collaboration. In spring 2016, MACP completed a major building

expansion focused on sustainable design practices. The original building renovation earned LEED Gold certification, and for the expansion, MACP earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Eden Prairie is part of the Twin Cities metro area including Minneapolis and St. Paul, which have over 3 million residents and together make up the 14th largest metropolitan area in the country. A unique blend of small town and major cosmopolitan hub, both urban cores boast a thriving business atmosphere. Saint Paul, as the state capital, is home to state government and has a more historical vibe. Minneapolis is the larger and more commercial of the two cities. Both cities share a common root of being river towns – and the great outdoors are still a major attraction for residents and visitors alike.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The compensation range for the VPP role is $375,000 – 425,000. Actual starting salary of candidate will be commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position. Additionally, MACP provides a generous benefits package.

Given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, MACP is currently assessing its return-to-work plans. When staff do return to the office, MACP policy currently requires staff to be fully vaccinated or to confirm a negative COVID-19 test result within the previous seven days. COVID-19 protocols continue to be reviewed.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AND ACCESSIBILITY

We know that engaging, building trust, and making a difference relies on the collective wisdom and strength of a truly diverse organization. With this in mind, and as an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and strongly welcome candidates of all identities, lived experiences, orientations, and communities to apply.

How To Apply

For more about Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, please visit: www.macphilanthropies.org

This search is being led by Linh Nguyen, Allison Kupfer Poteet, Cara Pearsall, and Britni Russell Bianchi of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

Evanston, Illinois

Director of Development, Parent Giving and Student Affairs, Northwestern University

The Organization

Benefits:
At Northwestern, we are proud to provide meaningful, competitive, high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts and more! Visit us at https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/index.html to learn more.

Work-Life and Wellness:
Northwestern offers comprehensive programs and services to help you and your family navigate life’s challenges and opportunities, and adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.
We support flexible work arrangements where possible and programs to help you locate and pay for quality, affordable childcare and senior/adult care. Visit us at https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/benefits/work-life/index.html to learn more.

Professional Growth & Development:
Northwestern supports employee career development in all circumstances whether your workspace is on campus or at home. If you’re interested in developing your professional potential or continuing your formal education, we offer a variety of tools and resources. Visit us at https://www.northwestern.edu/hr/learning/index.html to learn more.

Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.

Position Overview

Job ID: 43096
Location: Evanston, Illinois

Department: Alumni Relations & Development
Salary/Grade: EXS/12

Job Summary:
Senior fundraising position with management responsibilities. Designs and implements innovative programs to identify prospective major &/or principal gift donors from parents and families.  Devises and executes plans to qualify, cultivate, steward and solicit donors. Oversees the tracking & management of staff to ensure an emerging prospect pool. Builds and adapts programs to a point of sustainability. Collaborates with various teams (e.g. Major Gifts, Marketing and Communications, Annual Giving, Schools/Units, NULC) as well as deans, vice presidents, and/or faculty and interfaces with campus leadership to develop philanthropic and fundraising strategies and prepares for prospect meetings and solicitations.

This position is responsible for both the overall fundraising efforts for Parent and Family Giving and the overall fundraising efforts for the Division of Student Affairs. Of critical importance, the Director of Development will need to partner with the Vice President for Student Affairs to develop philanthropic and fundraising strategies and to prepare the Vice President for prospect meetings and solicitations that intersect with multiple audiences with an emphasis on parents and families. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Please note: Frequent travel is required.

Specific Responsibilities:
Strategic Planning

  • Creates and leads a coordinated program of fundraising activities designed to increase the number and level of major and/or principal gifts donors.
  • Develops and executes strategies to involve campus leaders, alumni, parents, and volunteers to identify and cultivate new individual, corporate, institutional and/or foundation prospects.

Collaboration

  • Reviews and proposes strategic alliances, joint ventures and key collaborations with department and other University partners to identify opportunities to integrate University strategic plan goals.
  • Oversees and coaches team members regarding department collaborations.
  • Examples of key partnerships and work involved below:
    • Division of Student Affairs
    • Marketing and Communications
    • Principal Gifts
    • Major Gifts
    • Annual Giving
    • Special Events

Prospects and Gifts

  • Manages staff, provides leadership, determines and evaluates individual goals, develops and implements training and mentoring, and assigns and monitors coverage of primary areas of focus ensuring that goals and objectives are attained.
  • Identifies and personally solicits high-profile, and/or extremely complex major gifts of $100,000+ prospects annually.
  • Oversees continuous research, development and up-to-date knowledge on prospects and works with other areas to coordinate contacts.
  • Requires travel throughout the region or country.

Events

  • Oversees development and management of events and programs designed to expand constituent and participation.

Administration

  • Oversees administration of unit development operations.
    • Position oversees a pool of prospects (parents and families) and a giving area (student affairs)
  • Coordinates appointments and prepares materials used by senior management, Board and volunteers for meetings, visits, events or phone calls made to high-profile prospects.

Budget

  • Strategically manages a department budget ensuring to minimize expenses while maximizing return.

Supervisory

  • Supervises 2 or more staff.
  • Provides training to staff within or outside of immediate department or division in regard to function.
  • Leads, coaches and evaluates performance of direct reports.

Miscellaneous

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years’ equivalent experience in development function.
  • 8 years development, marketing, sales or the equivalent experience is required.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Team leadership; analytical thinking, complex problem solving and  planning; global/organizational perspective; ability to work in fast-paced environment; comfortable with change and associated ambiguity

How To Apply

Please apply online at https://giving.northwestern.edu/s/1479/282-giving/21/interior3.aspx?sid=1479&gid=282&pgid=39292&cid=69547&ecid=69547&crid=0&calpgid=8830&calcid=15276

Flexible, USA

Executive Director, Fund for a Safer Future

The Organization
Following the tragic shooting of 19 people in Tucson, Arizona, five funders, led by The Joyce Foundation, created the Fund for a Safer Future. FSF is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Since its inception, more than 30 funders have contributed and collectively disbursed more than $15 million to gun violence prevention (GVP) work nationwide. In addition, funders have contributed $107 million in aligned grantmaking in the field outside of the Fund. Grantees include Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Prevention and Policy, Cities United, Duke University School of Medicine, Yale Law School, the Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus, and the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform.

Position Overview

Fund for a Safer Future (FSF or the Fund), a national donor collaborative with a vision of a country where everyone is safe from gun violence, seeks applications and nominations for Executive Director. Launched in 2011 and housed at the New Venture Fund, the Fund’s mission is to strengthen the gun violence prevention community’s capacity to develop and implement smart policy, mobilize supporters, summon the best available research, expand the capacity of community violence intervention programs, advance Second Amendment litigation strategies, and resist the gun lobby’s opposition to common sense reform. More than 30 members strong, FSF is working to reduce gun violence by supporting community-based solutions, research, and state and federal policy change. After ten successful years, FSF seeks to engage its first fulltime Executive Director to more actively manage grantmaking, donor engagement, and fundraising objectives. With a strong track record in raising funds and impacting gun violence prevention policy and practice, the Executive Director will be well-positioned to build on success and forward momentum. This is a unique opportunity to coalesce and support philanthropy’s growing investment in gun violence prevention to achieve even greater strategic impact.

Strong candidates will bring experience and leadership in gun violence prevention and/or a related social justice field and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the integration of philanthropy, civic engagement, and policy reform, with experience in managing these relationships effectively. They will be responsible for all fundraising, including recruiting new donor members and retention of existing members, in partnership with the FSF executive committee. Reporting to the President of the New Venture Fund, the ED will manage all aspects of the Fund’s grantmaking, and ensure proactive and coordinated communications to members, the field, and the public.

THE SKILLS YOU’LL NEED

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:
• Passion for gun violence prevention and experience working in a related social justice and/or public health field.
• Experience managing collaborative initiatives and innovative programs that advance shared values and goals; vision to drive an idea from concept to reality and commitment to developing timely, responsive, and field-relevant programs and initiatives.
• Highly relational with capacity to develop effective, engaging messages for diverse audiences in context.
• Exceptional writing skills to convey key messages, interpretations, and action steps accurately, clearly, succinctly, and quickly to ensure respectful engagement.
• Five years or more experience in leadership position and/or deep expertise in a related field, with progressively greater responsibilities.
• Experience driving fundraising and effectively engaging donors to build and sustain movements.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the integration of philanthropy, civic engagement, and policy reform, with effective experience in managing these relationships. Experience building grassroots movements and/or community organizing is highly valued.
• Demonstrated effectiveness as a convener, facilitator, and collaborator, including professionally managing sensitive topics and information.
• Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to think creatively and strategically, in both the design and execution of programs.
• Experience collaborating with persons and communities of diverse cultural, economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds; proven capacity for centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of organizational management.
• The ability to work in a complex environment with many partners, and to maintain confidence when working with sensitive and proprietary information.
• Budgeting and financial acumen, sufficient to organize and manage project and sub-grant budgets.
• Willing to continuously acquire new skills and knowledge and share with partners and colleagues.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple deadlines effectively, while working with limited direct supervision and without the benefit of support staff.
• Bachelor’s degree. An advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred.

How To Apply

More information about the Fund for a Safer Future may be found at: www.fundforasaferfuture.org

This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Britni Russell Bianchi of NPAG. Candidates are welcome to submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

Fund for a Safer Future is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Flexible, USA

Director, Measurement, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL), Results for America

The Organization

Results for America (RFA) is the leading national nonprofit organization helping policymakers at all levels of government harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Our mission is to make investing in what works the “new normal” so that one day, all government leaders use rigorous evidence and quality data to inform important policy and funding decisions. We believe that data-driven and evidence-based policy decisions could significantly increase the impact of the over $1 trillion that governments spend annually to advance economic mobility and racial equity.

Position Overview

RFA is building a new Impact & Learning Team to lead on data infrastructure management, data analysis, facilitating focused conversations about data and performance, and following through on rigorously measuring impact. RFA desires to effectively ‘roll up’ data it already collects via standards of excellence and create new metrics where needed to ‘draw the dots’ to key population-level outcomes both within and across programs.

One of the key hires on this new team is the Measurement, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Director. The MEL Director will work with both program and operational staff to lead a range of activities including data analysis, program codification, addressing learning agenda questions, managing and updating our Theory of Change, supporting continuous improvement, evaluation planning, and cross-organizational learning.

The MEL Director will be the point person for keeping RFA laser-focused on delivering on its ultimate goal of “dollars shifted and lives changed” by convening senior leaders from across the organization in regular evidence-driven, action-oriented “stocktake” conversations about impact and progress.

The MEL Director should be able to conduct formal and informal data analyses with relative speed. Although this individual will not be tasked with the expressed responsibility of leading the adoption and integration of a new data system, e.g., Salesforce, RFA would ideally like to hire someone who has experience leveraging the full functionality and power of an integrated data collection system for organizational intelligence and impact management purposes.

The MEL Director will report to RFA’s Chief Impact Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS, COMPETENCIES & TECHNICAL SKILLS

Education and Professional Background

  • Master’s degree in social science, public administration, sociology, public policy, public health, or related field.
  • 12+ years of experience in a performance measurement, data collection and data analysis (quantitative and qualitative), and/or evaluation role in a nonprofit, public agency, or similar.

Competencies

  • Strong commitment to the Results for America mission and vision, and a drive to always bring the conversation back to outcomes.
  • Strong commitment to RFA’s diversity, equality, and inclusion commitments.
  • Experience with planning, managing, and executing projects and the ability to work on multiple projects independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives.
  • Experience in identifying and solving problems collaboratively with leaders across an organization, synthesizing insights from qualitative and quantitative evidence.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate findings from data analyses and evaluations to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to build trust and credibility with senior leaders quickly.

Technical Skills

  • Experience working with data collected and managed in a CRM system, such as Salesforce.
  • Clear knowledge of structuring data files for different purposes, including: analysis, visualization, creating codebooks, quality checks, etc.
  • Experience with statistical data analysis (preferably R or Python for statistics), basic understanding of SQL (Structured Query Languages) and advanced spreadsheet skills, including statistical and analytic functions.
  • Experience building effective data visualizations to explore hypotheses, monitor performance metrics, and present key analytic findings.
  • Experience with business intelligence applications, such as Tableau or PowerBI.

SALARY & BENEFITS

At Results for America, all staff members currently receive a compensation package that includes:

  • A salary aligned with RFA’s position level and salary bands and against similar nonprofit organizations. The approximate starting range for this position is $125,000 – $145,000 and is negotiable depending on experience.
  • A suite of benefits that includes a choice of medical and/or vision and dental care, paid time off, a 403b retirement plan with employer match, and education and commuter benefits.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

How To Apply

More information about Results for America may be found at: results4america.org

We are partnering with Linh Nguyen, Emily Wexler, and Rachel Burgoyne of the national talent and search firm NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

RFA is an equal opportunity employer that values/celebrates diversity and that follows a policy of making all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, partnership status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses or stalking, military status, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

Flint, MI

Director of Finance and Administration, Ruth Mott Foundation

The Organization

The Ruth Mott Foundation’s mission is to advocate, stimulate, and support community vitality. Based in Flint, Michigan, the Foundation envisions communities of hope and pride, whose neighborhood environments and urban core are safe, attractive, and healthy, enriched by cultural diversity and an engaged citizenry. Ruth Mott’s values inspire the Foundation today and its commitment to be welcoming, inclusive, and just, treat everyone with respect and dignity, act with kindness and good humor, promote civic hope and pride, encourage personal responsibility, practice prevention, and maintain the “long view.” As part of the Foundation’s 2016-2025 strategic plan, the Foundation is pursuing its mission by finding and fostering place-based interventions, including social innovation, that emerge from and are focused on achieving positive outcomes in north Flint.

Position Overview

The Ruth Mott Foundation seeks nominations and applications for a new Director of Finance & Administration. Reporting to the President and working in close partnership with the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance & Administration (the Director) will manage the finance, accounting, human resources, and facilities administration of the Foundation, including payables, payroll, benefits administration, and computer networking. As a member of the Foundation’s senior leadership, the Director plays a significant role in strategic planning and policy development at the Foundation. Providing leadership and coordination in the administrative, foundation planning, accounting, and budgeting efforts of the Foundation, the Director holds significant financial and administrative responsibility and exercises discretionary authority in significant matters. The Director serves on several initiative-specific and ongoing Foundation committees, including the Applewood Master Planning Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Human Resource Committee, Investment Committee, and the Impact Investing Ad Hoc Committee. In these capacities, the Director routinely partners with and presents to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to the Foundation’s mission and understand the critical role that philanthropy can play in advancing social change in north Flint. While no one person will embody all the qualities enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • A minimum of 8 years of strategic leadership and career growth experience at a mission-driven organization, including nonprofit accounting, legal, tax, and regulatory requirements.
  • Master’s Degree in finance, accounting, or related field. CPA preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience providing outstanding stewardship of financial, physical, and human resources along with a clear track record with managerial accounting, cash basis accounting and experience with investments and/or investment accounting, budgeting, and financial controls.
  • Demonstrated body of work that reflects a commitment to organizational excellence and efficiency, servant leadership, management of collaboration and effective teamwork, and promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • A strategic thinker and proven implementer in bringing about organizational, technical, and service enhancements and change efforts. Exceptional skill in synthesizing information and translating vision into action steps for the long and short term.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, navigating change management, and proposing new ways of achieving desired outcomes with inclusive approaches to planning, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Combined experience, maturity level, and flexibility to interact with a broad set of stakeholders, including the Board of Trustees, executive management, and staff across the organization.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills including the demonstrated ability to research, synthesize, and analyze information, compose documents, and present data in a clear and concise manner to appropriate personnel, including top management, program staff, and Board of Trustees.
  • Highly developed facilitation, coaching, and engagement skills; comfort with managing diverse group dynamics and leading toward common desired outcomes.
  • Highly developed emotional intelligence and demonstrated ability to use interpersonal skills and political acumen in respectful, collaborative, and diplomatic ways.
  • A strong, intuitive communicator, skillful at managing through influence; demonstrated ability to connect and inspire across stakeholder groups.
  • Passion for the mission-driven sector and the role that place-based philanthropy can have in addressing some of society’s most challenging problems.
  • Experience with nonprofits, foundations, and working directly with a family foundation Board of Trustees a plus.

COMPENSATION

The expected starting salary range is $143,210 – $171,848, commensurate with experience, plus benefits.

How To Apply

More information about the Ruth Mott Foundation may be found at: www.ruthmottfoundation.org

This search is being conducted with assistance from Linh Nguyen and Emily Wexler of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The Ruth Mott Foundation looks to recruit team members who are as economically, culturally, and ethnically diverse as the community we serve. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Fully Remote

Finance and Operations Director, Schott Foundation for Public Education

The Organization

The Schott Foundation for Public Education is a national public fund that serves as a bridge between philanthropic partners and advocates to build movements to provide all students with an opportunity to learn. Schott’s mission is to develop and strengthen broad-based and representative movements to achieve fully resourced, quality PreK–12 public education for all children across the nation. For thirty years, Schott has been an instrumental leader and partner in building a more just society. Looking ahead, Schott believes that a national, well-funded movement can address opportunity gaps that continue to plague our country. Championing existing grassroots organizations that focus on addressing public education, racial justice, economic justice, healthy living, and creating safe communities is critical. Our work with grassroots and philanthropic partners supports creating a comprehensive network that eliminates racism, changes systems, and creates wellness and opportunity for all children.

Position Overview

Department
Finance and Operations
Reports to Senior Vice President of Strategy

Location
Fully Remote

FLSA Status
Exempt

Position Overview

The Finance and Operations Director is a multifaceted position and is responsible for financial accounting, bookkeeping, technology, and other operations of Schott Foundation and its fiscal sponsored projects. This person ensures alignment of the organization’s financial, information technology and data systems, and other operations and works across departments. The Finance and Operations Director reports to the Senior Vice President of Strategy.

Responsibilities

Finance Administration and Management (50%)

• Oversee and manage all internal financial processes and maintain financial records, including overseeing cash management, financial forecasts and projects, accounting processes, monthly and annual financial reports, and audit and tax related matters.

• Track and assist in managing restricted grants, including proper spend down for purpose, time, and to align with budget.

• Support asset management and investment policy with respect to foundation endowments, retirement plans, and other accounts in conjunction with the President and CEO and SVP of Strategy.

• Prepare reports and present financials at key meetings, including monthly all-staff meetings and department meetings, regular board meetings, staff retreats, and other meetings as necessary.

• Supervise the Staff Accountant while implementing and strengthening routine systems for invoicing, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Work in conjunction with our outside consulting firm that provides account reconciliations, monthly closing procedures and financial statement packages, as well as annual financial audit document preparation and logistics.

• Serve as liaison to bank and credit card companies for any questions and clarifications.

• Manage and administer organizational insurance requirements, including liability with independent insurance providers and workers’ compensation administration.

• Primary relationship manager and point of contact with all finance, audit and information technology vendors, contractors, and consultants.

• Lead the annual budget process with the President and CEO and SVP of Strategy, including facilitating and leading meetings and discussions with leadership and other team members.

• In partnership with the SVP of Strategy, take a proactive role in management and oversight of the organization’s finances.

Human Resources Administration and Personnel (20%)

• Manage and oversee all human resources functions, including administering payroll and medical, health, dental and vision insurance services via Schott’s outsourced HR organization, HR Knowledge.

• Primary point of contact and relationship manager with all third-party benefits vendor and responsible for managing the annual benefits open enrollment process, including serving as the foundation’s Plan 403b Plan Administrator and supporting the management of 403b employer and staff contributions.

• Responsible for all human resources related compliance, including employment eligibility, state and federal compliance, staff handbook, and required staff trainings.

• Manage all aspects of virtual office infrastructure and operations, including technology resources, supplies and materials, and access to shared office space, conference rooms, or physical space needed to host conferences, convenings, or events.

Information Technology (20%)

• Primary relationship manager and point of contact with Information Technology vendors, contractors, and consultants.

• Support the management and continuous improvement of the organization’s data management system and document management system.

• Manage the organization’s cybersecurity protocols and implement measures with staff and ensure compliance is achieved.

• Manage information technology functions for staff, including serving as liaison between staff and third-party IT vendor.

• Ensure compliance with organizational policies and protocols, including email and cloud storage.

• Advise staff on industry best practices and training opportunities.

Contracts (5%)

• Work with the President and CEO and Senior Vice Presidents to prepare and administer all contracts, agreements, and related documents.

• Draft and review contracts, agreements, and related documents in consultation with the SVP of Strategy to ensure compliance with Schott practice.

• Manage contractual relations with vendors and other third parties.

• Maintain all contracts and related documentation to ensure compliance with all terms and applicable laws and policies.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

• Other duties as assigned by the SVP of Strategy.

Qualifications

• Excellent decision-making skills to maximize the coordination and effectiveness of the position’s diverse responsibilities.

• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to expand and maintain long-term and supportive relationships with all internal and external parties.

• Ability to think of new and improved ways to increase organization’s capacity and effectiveness.

• Strong interpersonal and partnership development skills.

• Ability to create annual and long-range planning tools and demonstrated flexibility in making changes to reflect a dynamic working environment.

• Commitment to ensuring fiscal integrity and ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion.

• Creativity, flexibility, sound judgment, and ability to take initiative and work independently.

• Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team member and provide proactive leadership in a complex and fast-paced environment.

• A strong sense of passion, purpose, and sense of humor.

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting required, Master’s degree or higher preferred.

• 7+ years of relevant experience preferred.

Travel

The Schott Team currently operates virtually with staff located throughout the United States. This position requires limited travel to staff retreats and board meetings up to six times a year.

Physical Demands and Work Environment Factors

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will sit for long periods of time and may use repetitive wrist and hand motions involved in typing and computer work as well as in sorting and handling documents. The employee is regularly required to reach, with hands and arms, and engage in light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision as the employee will have close visual contact with a computer monitor daily.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at the Schott Foundation for Public Education, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

How To Apply

Please email your resume and a substantive cover letter to jobs@schottfoundaiton.org. Be sure to include “Finance and Operations Director” in the subject line.

Grayslake, IL

Executive Director, Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County

The Organization

The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County (HFNLC) is committed to improving the health status of uninsured and underserved residents in northern Lake County through improving access to comprehensive and integrated care. This takes place through investing in programs that target marginalized individuals and families and underserved neighborhoods and communities. Throughout its history, the Foundation has built the capacity of nonprofit organizations and the health system/continuum of care, reduced unnecessary treatments, hospitalizations and emergency visits, and decreased healthcare costs to consumers and the community.

Over the past 15 years, the Foundation has awarded over $27.8 million dollars to over 80 organizations that improve access to health services for those most in need in northern Lake County. Notable accomplishments include addressing the dearth of mental health services in northern Lake County, launching the first school-based health center in this area, partnering with local universities to create pipelines of health care providers to work in northern Lake County and creating unique cross-sector partnerships to improve system capacity.

Northern Lake County is comprised of diverse communities with wide-ranging needs and organizations that serve them. A lack of social services and healthcare providers, low health literacy levels among residents and growing poverty are among the issues that affect healthcare access today. As needs continue to grow, the nonprofit community must continue to improve its ability to serve those most in need. To this end, in addition to funding programs that facilitate or provide access to healthcare, HFNLC strives to build capacity of health services in northern Lake County through increasing program effectiveness, ensuring organizational sustainability, and leveraging healthcare resources.

Position Overview

The Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County seeks a proven leader whose passion for service to the community is demonstrated by a career-long dedication to improving the human condition.  As a leader with exceptional leadership ability, this person must exhibit success in collaborating with a wide variety of stakeholders.  Experience convening people sharing disparate interests and concerns – so that the aspirations and goals of HFNLC are pursued in a collegial, transparent and highly participatory manner – is essential.

The ability to communicate exceptionally well in oral and written form is necessary for success in this position.  As the key spokesperson for the Foundation, this person must be able to speak extemporaneously in public in a clear and cogent fashion to build trust and credibility.  The qualified candidate must demonstrate success in reaching out to the community, participating with people of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, and listening to and building rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and perceptions.  High integrity, sound judgment and humility are essential for success in this role.

HFNLC seeks a leader who is an organization builder, with preference for a candidate who has healthcare or health programming experience.  This person should demonstrate an ability to raise awareness and to clearly articulate a message about the Foundation’s vision and purpose. The ideal candidate will show a high level of empathy and compassion for others, especially communities of color who will be impacted by his or her actions. Participation in the life of the community in which he or she lives and/or works as evidenced by a high level of civic involvement, public service and volunteerism is expected.

Career experience in a top leadership position with a large grantmaking foundation is highly valued, but not required. Career knowledge of public health issues in Lake County/greater Chicagoland is desirable and advantageous. A management style that is open, collaborative and empowering of others would be ideal. Political astuteness, intellectual ability, business and financial savvy, natural optimism, analytical ability, good listening skills, and a sense of humor are some of the more important personal attributes HFNLC seeks. At minimum, a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is expected. Formal education at the graduate level is preferred.

The salary range for this position is between $200,000 and $215,000 and will be commensurable with experience. HFNLC offers a benefits package, including health insurance compensation, 8 paid holidays, vacation, and a generous 403b plan.

How To Apply

To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3ngtM51 (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

For more information about Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County, Inc. visit https://www.hfnlc.org/

Houston, TX

Program Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation

The Organization

The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) believes all Texans deserve to be healthy. EHF is committed to transform the health of our communities by going beyond just the doctor’s office. By providing millions of dollars in grants, working with congregations and community partners, and providing important research, we’re supporting solutions that address the underlying causes of poor health. EHF was established in 2013 and is based in Houston. With more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and works to help 10 million people across 57 Texas counties.  #HealthNotJustHealthcare

Position Overview

The Program Officer assists in developing, managing, and evaluating a portfolio of grants and initiatives. The focus of the Program Officer’s work is to seek out investment opportunities that align with Episcopal Health Foundation’s (EHF) goals, outcomes, and strategies.
While EHF’s Program Officers manage a portfolio of diverse grantees working across all EHF’s goals, outcomes, and strategies, each Program Officer serves as the primary lead on particular areas of work. This position will take the lead in our work under Goal 3: Build the Foundation for a Healthy Life by Investing in Early Childhood Brain Development. The ideal Program Officer should be knowledgeable of and have direct experience working within the health system and within systems that impact early childhood brain development including those providing supports for families in the perinatal period (during pregnancy and post-partum) and advancing relational health including nurturing dyadic interaction between caregiver and child. This position does not focus on work within the childcare, early education, or child welfare sectors but pertains to those programs and policies that build knowledge of and create opportunities to implement strategies for optimal, equitable brain development in the early years of life.
The Program Officer will generate insights and develop actionable recommendations that inform our investment decisions and movement toward our goals. In addition, they will guide organizations through the entire grant application process, from concept development through presentation of proposals and evaluation results. The Program Officer is expected to develop and maintain a variety of relationships in the community, and a knowledge base of current trends, activities and changes within the community at-large in support of our goals, outcomes, and strategies.

This job is based in Houston, Texas and offers a hybrid work environment in which all staff work in the office Monday through Thursday and have the option to work from home on Fridays, if schedules permit.

How To Apply

To read the detailed job description, learn the required qualifications and skills, and for a link to the online application please visit our website: https://www.episcopalhealth.org/about/work-with-us/

Los Angeles, CA

Digital Communications Associate, Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

The Organization

Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

Digital Communications Associate Position Announcement

Position Title: Digital Communications Associate

Reports to: Director of Communications

Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA; currently remote

Time Commitment: Full-time

Announcement Date: January 5, 2022

Applications Due: open until filled

Compensation: $3,500 – $4,200/month; commensurate with experience

About the Levitt Foundation

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation (MMLF) is a national social impact funder that partners with nonprofits to build stronger, more connected communities through the power of free, live music. We realize our mission of building community through music through two core programs: the permanent Levitt venue program and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, an annual grants competition. In 2019, more than 550 free outdoor Levitt concerts took place in 26 towns and cities across America, bringing joy to more than 750,000 people of all ages and backgrounds. This past year, permanent Levitt venues and Levitt AMP concert sites nationwide have innovated to uplift, connect and inspire their communities in new ways—from virtual concerts and online songwriting camps to drive-in and pop-up concerts, to a return to in-person live concerts this summer.

The Levitt Foundation is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our organization and all aspects of our work, recognizing this commitment as essential to realizing the Levitt mission. Our commitment to EDI fosters a culture where team members can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We believe in each individual’s value and encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity. To learn more about the national Levitt network and the Levitt Foundation, visit levitt.org.

Position Summary

The Digital Communications Associate manages the day-to-day scheduling and posting of content on Levitt’s various social media channels and tracks and monitors results to advance the vision, mission and core values of Levitt programs. The Digital Communications Associate also writes mission- and values-driven content for the Levitt blog, produces and updates content for the MMLF and Levitt AMP websites, creates short multimedia videos, and designs eblasts, web banners and other collateral materials. This is a full-time, non-exempt position that provides daily support to the Director of Communications. This position is currently remote, though will be in-person at the Levitt Foundation’s office in Echo Park beginning this fall.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Assist the Director of Communications in the execution of social media strategies to promote awareness of Levitt’s mission and values—including daily updates to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.; write and develop engaging, daily content that leads to measurable results; create compelling graphics to accompany posts
  • Support the Director of Communications in producing and updating mission-driven and values-driven content for MMLF and Levitt AMP websites, ensuring new and consistent information is posted regularly to drive website traffic
  • Support the development of the new national Levitt website
  • Assist in the creative and written development of eblasts and e-news
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing social media editorial calendar
  • Track and measure social media metrics as well as Google Analytics for national Levitt websites to understand effectiveness of penetration and impact
  • Create quarterly and year-to-year reports based on social media metrics and Google Analytics to draw insights from interactions and engagement
  • Coordinate nationally-focused social media campaigns with multiple stakeholders to support the national network of Levitt music venues and concert sites and the national Levitt organization
  • Create lively and engaging, relevant blog content on the Levitt Foundation blog contributing to the blog at least once a week
  • Develop relationships with influential audiences via social media
  • Monitor trends in social media tools, applications, channels and design and develop strategies accordingly
  • Create short multimedia videos to promote Levitt concert seasons, the Levitt National Tour, Levitt AMP program, #musicmoves campaign, and Levitt mission and core values via social media; support creation of Faces of Levitt / MMLF videos
  • Support the creation of grantee toolkits and various network campaigns
  • Augment research of articles on topics relevant to Levitt’s mission, core values and case for support: third spaces, creative placemaking, arts accessibility, designing livable communities, music, EDI, etc.
  • Assist in the execution of Levitt’s overall communications efforts, including graphics and design of collateral materials
  • Serve as a Levitt ambassador at events on occasional nights and weekends, including, but not limited to, benefits, concerts, conferences, and Levitt events
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of professional experience in social media and/or digital communications
  • Possess in-depth understanding and experience with various social media platforms
  • Online content creation experience
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills for all types of social media and online platforms
  • Strong creative thinking skills as shown through approach to various social media platforms
  • Innovative and critical thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience and skill in executing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment, without loss of attention to detail
  • Good technical understanding with ability to learn and use new social media tools quickly
  • Understanding of basic graphic design principles with experience in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop in a Mac environment; experience in Illustrator, a plus
  • Proficient in video editing software, a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and use of the Internet as a research tool
  • High degree of initiative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a national team
  • Passion for and commitment to Levitt Foundation’s mission
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

How To Apply
Application Submission

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, writing sample and graphic design sample to search@levitt.org, including “Levitt Foundation Digital Communications Associate” in the subject line.

The Levitt Foundation offers a dynamic work environment and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), and other benefits. EEO/AAW employer.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: We deeply understand the value of bringing together a team with different perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences, and we prioritize diversity within our team. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Los Angeles, CA

Programs Manager, Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

The Organization

About the Levitt Foundation 

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation exists to strengthen social fabric of America. We’re a national social impact funder that partners with nonprofits to build thriving, more connected communities through the power of free, live music. We realize our mission of building community through music through two core programs: the permanent Levitt venue program and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. In 2019, more than 550 free outdoor Levitt concerts took place in 26 towns and cities across America, bringing joy to more than 750,000 people of all ages and backgrounds. In 2020 and 2021, permanent Levitt venues and Levitt AMP concert sites nationwide innovated to uplift, connect, and inspire their communities in new ways—from virtual concerts and online songwriting camps to drive-in and pop-up concerts, to a return to in-person live concerts this past summer and fall.

The Levitt Foundation is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) throughout our organization and all aspects of our work, recognizing this commitment as essential to realizing the Levitt mission. We value having a team with a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, and skills so our approach to grantmaking is well-rounded and the connection with our team members and the communities we support is authentic. We strive to create a positive working culture through professional development opportunities, employee recognition, and team-building events and activities. We focus on creating a working environment that promotes collaboration and fairness. Our commitment to EDI fosters a culture where team members can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We believe in the value of every individual and encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity. To learn more about the national Levitt network and the Levitt Foundation, visit levitt.org.

Position Overview

Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

Programs Manager Position Announcement

Position Title:  Programs Manager

Reports To: Director of Programs

Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA; hybrid: remote (2 days/week), office (3 days/week)

Time Commitment: Full-time

Announcement Date: January 13, 2022

Applications Due: open until filled

Compensation: $5,833-$6,250/month; commensurate with experience

About the Levitt Foundation 

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation exists to strengthen social fabric of America. We’re a national social impact funder that partners with nonprofits to build thriving, more connected communities through the power of free, live music. We realize our mission of building community through music through two core programs: the permanent Levitt venue program and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. In 2019, more than 550 free outdoor Levitt concerts took place in 26 towns and cities across America, bringing joy to more than 750,000 people of all ages and backgrounds. In 2020 and 2021, permanent Levitt venues and Levitt AMP concert sites nationwide innovated to uplift, connect, and inspire their communities in new ways—from virtual concerts and online songwriting camps to drive-in and pop-up concerts, to a return to in-person live concerts this past summer and fall.

The Levitt Foundation is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) throughout our organization and all aspects of our work, recognizing this commitment as essential to realizing the Levitt mission. We value having a team with a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, and skills so our approach to grantmaking is well-rounded and the connection with our team members and the communities we support is authentic. We strive to create a positive working culture through professional development opportunities, employee recognition, and team-building events and activities. We focus on creating a working environment that promotes collaboration and fairness. Our commitment to EDI fosters a culture where team members can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We believe in the value of every individual and encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity. To learn more about the national Levitt network and the Levitt Foundation, visit levitt.org.

Position Summary

The Levitt Foundation is seeking an experienced, high-performing Programs Manager to manage the Foundation’s portfolio of Friends of Levitt (FOL) venue partners. This is an exciting opportunity to join a collaborative team environment, working across the organization with Foundation staff and closely with the Programs team to optimize the Foundation’s grantmaking efforts and maximize potential impact.

The Programs Manager will work with existing grantees and play a key role in identifying resources to support the Levitt network, as well as manage network-wide collaborations and opportunities aligned with the Foundation’s values and mission.

This position will participate in various network activities related to Levitt’s mission-driven work, including national convenings and program initiatives. The ideal candidate will have an interest in traveling to communities across the country and previous program and project management experience. This position requires strong writing, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills, along with a passion for Levitt’s mission of supporting free, outdoor concerts as a means to create equitable, activated public spaces and invigorate community life.

Major Areas of Responsibilities 

  • Manage portfolio of Friends of Levitt (FOL) venue partners including tracking of deliverables, best practices, disbursements, and reporting
  • Manage all aspects of Foundation-supported FOL data collection for each permanent Levitt venue, including support materials and staffing, for audience surveys and annual reporting
  • Review and analyze collected data to assess outcomes, shared Levitt network priorities, and identify support resources
  • Build and maintain strong, authentic relationships with FOL partners, grantees, and grant seekers
  • Perform site visits of FOL partners and current grantees to nurture relationships and discuss feedback and ideas regarding Levitt Foundation support
  • Manage various components of national Levitt network convenings, venue group site visits and in-person gatherings
  • Develop and manage national Levitt network collective programming, such as the Levitt National Tour, to highlight shared impact of Levitt in communities and support local community engagement
  • Identify, develop, and manage capacity building tools, support resources, and learning opportunities for FOL partners
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally to facilitate information and resources sharing amongst the Levitt network
  • Play a key role in the development and implementation of processes and systems to support efficiencies within the Programs department
  • Ensure program-related information and resources are current on the Levitt network’s grants management portal and information exchange platform
  • Remain abreast of evolving practices in the fields of philanthropy, creative placemaking, arts funding, performing arts presenters, and EDI
  • Represent organization at events, conferences, and other related activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 4-6 years of experience in effective project management, grantmaking, and/or program development
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to develop productive relationships with colleagues, potential applicants, grantees, partners, and stakeholders
  • Excellent project management skills with a strong ability to balance multiple, often competing, priorities, without loss of attention to detail
  • Innovative and critical thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent writing skills with keen ability to communicate clearly
  • Working knowledge of creative placemaking and driving social impact through the arts
  • Passion for the Levitt Foundation’s mission and commitment to incorporating equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organization and all aspects of our work
  • Ability to commit to and interest in traveling throughout the country for site visits and national conferences, up to 2 to 3 times per month primarily during summer and fall; duration of travel is approx. 2 to 4 days per trip
  • Willingness to adapt as programs evolve and comfortable adjusting based on organization and grantee needs
  • Strong leadership qualities with ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Self-motivated with high degree of initiative
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and willingness to learn new technologies
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

How To Apply

Application Submission 

 To apply, email your cover letter and resume to levittsearch@levitt.org, including “Levitt FoundationPrograms Manager” in the subject line.

The Levitt Foundation offers a dynamic work environment and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), and other benefits. EEO/AAW employer.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: We deeply understand the value of bringing together a team with different perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences, and we prioritize diversity within our team. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

Los Angeles, CA

Development Operations Assistant, ACLU of Southern California

The Organization

The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal) seeks a Development Operations Assistant.

Founded in 1923, the ACLU SoCal has been at the forefront of many major efforts to protect civil liberties, civil rights, and equal justice in California. Principled and nonpartisan, ACLU SoCal has offices in Los Angeles, Orange County (Orange), the Inland Empire (San Bernardino), and Kern County (Bakersfield). ACLU SoCal tackles a vast array of issues, including criminal justice, police practices, First Amendment rights, gender equity and reproductive justice, LGBTQ rights, immigrants’ rights, education equity, and economic justice.

OVERVIEW

The Development Operations Assistant supports the Development Department by handling gift processing and acknowledging, daily database and administrative duties, and provides key internal support of Development operations and donor/member services.

The position will report to the Database Manager.

CLASSIFICATION

Full-time, Non-Exempt

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Gift Processing and Acknowledgment

·       Produce daily income report of monies the organization receives and distribute to Finance and Development Departments; make applicable check scans and save as appropriate; prep gifts for batching and deposit;

·       Process gifts and serve as back-up to the Database Manager;

·       Produce acknowledgment letters on a timely basis; Review donor acknowledgments for accuracy and action items that require follow-up;

·       Perform various departmental financial duties including processing of credit cards;

·       Maintain department’s electronic filing systems including uploading of pertinent acknowledgments, correspondence, and back-up documentation;

·       Prepares the routine distribution of membership income to National office;

Database Administration and Operations

·       Perform basic list pulls, basic reporting, and account creation and combining in database;

·       Ensure that donor/member contact information is consistently updated, accurate, and easily retrievable;

·       Manage mass upload process of donor interactions into database;

·       Assist with donor data entry and prospect research as needed;

 

Donor and Member Relations

·       Respond to and resolve donor and member services-related issues in a professional and courteous manner, including answering questions about how to give and on a range of general issues;

·       Assist with the fielding of calls from donors, members, and prospects;

·       Other stewardship and donor/member relations activities as assigned and required to advance the ACLU mission;

·       Provide support for mailings as needed;

Other

·       Participate in the Development Team as a cooperative, positive team player;

·       Help maintain a positive, respectful, welcoming, and professional environment for employees and volunteers;

·       Develop a solid understanding of ACLU’s structure, programs, office protocols, and equipment;

·       Attend certain ACLU functions and assist in other ways as assigned;

·       Other duties as assigned.

RACIAL EQUITY COMPETENCIES:

 

Understanding and Applying Racial Equity

·       Demonstrate commitment to building or deepening understand of racial equity:

o   Core terms and concepts such as structural racism, white privilege, and anti-Blackness;

o   The role that racial inequity has played and continues to play in our society;

o   How race impacts supervisory relationships, team dynamics, and organizational culture;

o   Personal/implicit/unconscious bias;

Working for Racial Equity

·       Consistently assess structural implications and racially disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions within the context of their job responsibilities; race/ethnicity, intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, identity, and/or sexual orientation;

·       Consistently adhere to organization’s racial equity policies and procedures, including those that relate to hiring, retention, and promotion;

·       Consistently identify and disrupt ways in which bias plays out in work and/or team;

QUALIFICATIONS

 

·       At least one year of work or equivalent experience in non-profit database administration (such as Salesforce);

·       Ability to handle challenging and sensitive donor and member relations situations professionally and with discretion;

·       Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills and comfortable working with people with different backgrounds and experiences;

·       Strong organizational and time management skills, judgment, dependability, and punctuality;

·       Solution-oriented approach, including the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively;

·       Demonstrated willingness to take initiative while juggling several priorities all with readiness, optimism, and calm under pressure;

·       Must be available for some weekend and evening responsibilities;

·       Must be available for occasional limited local travel (within L.A. County);

·       Passionate about civil liberties and civil rights;

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

·       Curiosity about people, a sense of humor, friendly, outgoing, and a strong team-oriented style.

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

 

The salary range for this position is $25.60- $29.18. Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance for staff members and their eligible dependents; life and long-term, short-term disability insurance; 401(k) plan with employer match; ample vacation and sick leave and fifteen paid holidays.

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter for “Development Operations Assistant” through our online Applicant Tracking Portal:  https://secure.onehcm.com/ta/ACLUSC.careers?ShowJob=402846422

 

DEADLINE

Open until filled.

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

 

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

Menlo Park

Director, U.S. Democracy Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation–a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world–is seeking a Program Director to join the U.S. Democracy team. Leading and partnering with a team of four, the Program Director will oversee $25,000,000 in annual grantmaking. Over the next five years, as the program implements, evaluates, and refreshes its strategies, its grant budget is expected to increase substantially in response to the pressing challenges facing democracy in the United States.

About the Foundation

For more than 50 years, the Hewlett Foundation has supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, make the philanthropy sector more effective, and foster gender equity and responsive governance around the world. The U.S Democracy program is the newest program. In addition, we also make grants for special projects and to address other timely problems, such as challenges related to cybersecurity. In 2020, the foundation announced a new grantmaking commitment focused on racial justice.

The foundation was started in 1966 by engineer and entrepreneur William R. Hewlett and his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, with their eldest son, Walter Hewlett. Today, it is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States, awarding roughly $471 million in grants in 2020 to organizations across the globe to help people build better lives.

The foundation has approximately 120 employees in programmatic, operational, and investment roles, located in Menlo Park, California. Across the organization, our employees are challenged with meaningful work, have the resources for ongoing professional development and learning, and contribute to a collegial and engaging environment where they can thrive. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation, please visit www.hewlett.org.

Hewlett’s Work to Support U.S. Democracy

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation began its work to support U.S. democracy in 2014, when it launched the Madison Initiative. The initiative was named for James Madison, who warned against and sought to alleviate “the mischiefs of faction.” Between 2014 and 2020, the foundation board authorized the Madison Initiative to make $150 million in grants to uphold U.S. democracy in an age of polarization.

In March of 2020, the foundation board deepened the institution’s commitment to U.S. democracy by converting the time-limited Madison Initiative into the ongoing U.S. Democracy Program. Its work is now on an equal footing with the foundation’s other core programs. In June, in response to one of the most tumultuous and troubling periods in the history of our democracy, the Program launched two refreshed strategies, one focused on strengthening national governing institutions and the other focused on supporting trustworthy elections.

Hewlett’s U.S. Democracy Program is nonpartisan and supports organizations across the ideological spectrum, including academic researchers, advocacy groups, think tanks, media platforms, infrastructure providers, and civic leadership organizations that share our values and goals.

Position Overview

The Role

Reporting to the President, the Program Director provides strategic direction and overall leadership to the program. Building on the strength of the current program and staff, the Program Director is responsible for the ongoing implementation, evaluation, and development of the program’s strategies, for reviewing and approving grantmaking decisions and other related efforts by program staff, and for managing the program’s budget and financial matters. The Director also serves as a member of the foundation’s senior staff leadership team, engaging with the President and peers on policies, practices, and other cross-foundational projects.

Specific responsibilities include:

Program Strategy and Leadership

·       Lead, to demonstrable and sustainable impact, the continuing implementation, communication, evaluation, refinement, and dissemination of program strategies and outcomes

·       Develop and manage operations and programming budgets

·       Maintain efficient systems for managing large workloads within the team and ensuring adherence to grantmaking and other deadlines

·       Ensure measurement and evaluation systems are robust and consistent with the foundation’s principles and approach

·       Ensure that the program’s strategic and operational objectives continue to align with those of the Hewlett Foundation

Collaborative Management

·       Manage and promote a collaborative working environment that capitalizes on the diversity of team members’ backgrounds and perspectives

·       Lead an ongoing process of continuous improvement and learning in the program’s grantmaking

·       Foster strong and continuous communication across the program team

·       As part of the senior management team, contribute to the development and implementation of the foundation’s mission, policies, strategies, and operations

Leadership in the Field

·       As part of the senior management team, contribute to the development and implementation of the foundation’s mission, policies, strategies, and operations

·       Through strong policy acumen and field knowledge, effectively represent the foundation and its work to government leaders, nonprofits, business, and civic leaders through meetings, updates, speeches, briefings, and interviews

·       Help to develop and strengthen organizations that are central to the program’s strategies, focusing on their goals, governance, staffing, financial health, communications, and fundraising

·       Provide external leadership and engage in meaningful dialogue on critical program issues as they intersect with the foundation’s work, mission, and goals

Candidate Profile

The Hewlett Foundation seeks a leader with intellectual breadth and leadership experience in the field of U.S. democracy as well as an ability to lead and manage a dynamic and high-performing team. With skill in setting priorities across multiple domains, the Program Director will identify and support collaboration, mutual learning, and integrated grantmaking opportunities. The Program Director must also understand the dynamic and complex contexts in which the foundation’s grantees work, as well as the evolving landscape of organizations in the democracy field; be skilled in building constructive dialogue and collaboration; and manage for results in a way that is responsive to both budget and time constraints. The Program Director will have outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to effectively represent the foundation to many audiences.

Specific competencies include:

Leadership Style: The successful candidate will model and promote collaboration, transparency, openness, and inclusivity in ways that encourage creativity and innovation. With confidence, a sense of humor, humility, intelligence, humanity, energy, and respect, they will be adept at productively engaging with and managing intellectual debate.

Setting Strategy and Achieving Results: The successful candidate will have the capacity to develop a compelling view of the future of the U.S. Democracy Program and how best it can address rapidly evolving challenges in its areas of focus. The candidate will guide and implement the elements of a program focused on outcomes and goals that align with the Hewlett Foundation’s mission and values.  They will have demonstrated organizational and managerial skills to lead a diverse team to meet grantmaking goals, timelines, and other benchmarks.

Building Teams: The candidate will have a demonstrated track record in building collaborative teams. In addition to the core team of direct reports and colleagues providing functional support (for example: Legal; Communications; Grantmaking Operations, Insight and Learning), these teams could include other program directors and external partners (grantees and other funders, etc.). The position requires a person with a proven ability to recruit, retain, motivate, and develop talented individuals from diverse backgrounds and engage them in an intellectually rigorous environment. They will be a person of sound judgment and sensitivity, and will be able to listen, value, and leverage the skills of people with different perspectives and approaches.

Judgment: Through timely and clearly communicated decisions, they will take appropriate risks to achieve results. Likewise, they will be thoughtful about deploying the program’s grantmaking and administrative budgets in a way that maximizes outcomes aligned with core institutional values, while managing risk. With unquestioned personal and professional integrity, they will listen to and learn from key stakeholders inside and outside of the foundation and will be an inclusive and independent thinker, drawing on current research, when applicable. They will manage ambiguity and devise solutions in a timely manner, even when a clear path is not evident.

Passion and Shared Values: Evidence of such passion and commitment should be demonstrated through significant contributions to improving democracy through public service, the nonprofit or private sectors, or other appropriate venues in one or both areas the program is focused on (governing institutions and trustworthy elections). It will be necessary for the leader to share the program’s commitment to nonpartisanship in promoting democracy. They should be ready, willing, and able to work with partners across the political and ideological spectrum who share the program’s values and goals and lead the team’s work in ways that alleviate rather than inflame the polarization and divisions that threaten U.S. democracy. They must also share the foundation’s overarching commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensure it is reflected in how the team goes about its work.

Work Environment

The position is based in Menlo Park, California. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to spend extended periods of time at a computer. This position also requires moderate levels of travel. Program directors and officers of the Hewlett Foundation serve for an eight-year term. The foundation employees are currently working remotely until early 2022. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Effective September 13, 2021, the foundation will require all staff, vendors, and visitors accessing our office to be fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Compensation and Benefits

The Hewlett Foundation is committed to providing compensation that is competitive within the philanthropic sector. We offer a generous total compensation package that emphasizes both base salary and comprehensive benefits. The salary range for this role starts at $300,000. Offers are based on the candidate’s years of experience and our practice of maintaining salary equity within the foundation. This position is exempt and full-time.

How To Apply

Viewcrest Advisors (www.viewcrestadvisors.com) is partnering with the Hewlett Foundation on this search. Please send your resume and an initial cover letter in non-pdf, preferably MS Word, format. Your cover letter should include a description of how your skills and professional experience fit this position.

Email: hewlettfoundation.USDemocracy@viewcrestadvisors.com

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

Milwaukee, WI

Chief Development Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee

The Organization

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee in the search for a Chief Development Officer.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Chief Development Officer will be responsible for all fundraising strategies and initiatives for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM). The Chief Development Officer will work in close partnership with the President & CEO and other leaders at BGCGM to implement strategies for growth and enhance the culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. As the chief architect of a world-class development program, the Chief Development Officer will transform and reach a new and aspiring level of philanthropic success – one that will propel BGCGM on a sustainable path for accomplishment in the coming years. As a partner and advisor to the President & CEO, the Chief Development Officer will set and articulate a vision for the organization’s next fundraising chapter, and build and execute a development plan and evaluate outcomes with a metrics-based approach. The Chief Development Officer will embody the values and mission of BGCGM and, as a result, inspire and motivate others about improving the lives of kids.

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee has helped local kids and teens since 1887 when Annabell Cook Whitcomb transformed two basement rooms at Plymouth Church on Milwaukee’s east side into a Club for boys. Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is the largest youth-serving agency in the city and has grown to be one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in the country. Every day, thousands of Milwaukee’s youth stream through the Clubs’ doors and participate in academic and recreational programming. The Clubs provide safety and support during critical hours of the day as well as meals, strong role models, organized athletics, and access to the arts. At the Clubs, there’s a way for every kid to get involved and learn something new.

Position Overview

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee’s vision is to build the community’s social and economic fabric by ensuring the academic and career success of every Club member who walks through its doors or engages with its programs virtually. It achieves this by providing more impactful programs that appeal to its members, strengthening their academic performance, building character, encouraging healthy lifestyles, and meeting the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth. The Clubs’ talented youth development professionals work hard to foster the unlimited potential in its members. Their success is why it does what it does. At the Clubs, a proven model for success is followed. Research shows that kids and teens who have an optimal Club experience are more likely to have positive self-esteem, be engaged in school and learning, and volunteer in their communities. The Clubs’ youth development professionals provide young people with safe spaces, deeply impactful programs, and key resources to help them achieve academic success, make healthy life choices, and reach their full potential.

Boys & Girls Clubs’ mission centers around nurturing the enormous, equal potential inside every young person. Every kid and teen deserves access to experiences and opportunities that change their lives for the better – regardless of their socio-economic status, color of their skin, or other factors that contribute to inequity in the U.S. today. Boys & Girls Clubs work to provide solutions to support racial equity and social justice so that children, families, and communities can have a better tomorrow. Clubs are community catalysts, where kids and teens of all races and backgrounds are encouraged to have difficult conversations and use their voices to create positive change. Clubs provide inclusive environments where youth of all races, abilities, gender expressions, and backgrounds are encouraged to express themselves and be heard. Because youth are the leaders, innovators, and problem-solvers that communities – and the world – need most.

How To Apply

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee seeks a Chief Development Officer with a commitment to the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee; experience as leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success; expertise with a wide range of fundraising channels, with particular focus on major donors and campaigns; experience collaborating and leveraging relationships and ensuring effective support to achieve fundraising goals; and experience as a system-wide enterprise leader with an ability to build upon the team-oriented approach of the BGCGM development team, resulting in a stronger internal culture of philanthropy organization-wide. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

To apply for this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/1047

New Orleans, LA

Director of Nonprofit Leadership & Effectiveness, Greater New Orleans Foundation

The Organization

The Greater New Orleans Foundation has been a trusted philanthropic leader in the 13-parish Greater New Orleans region for nearly 100 years. Our vision is to create a vibrant, sustainable, and just region for all, and our mission is to drive positive impact through philanthropy, leadership, and action. As a community foundation, our resources are comprised of more than 900 charitable funds established by individuals, businesses, and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Greater New Orleans region. As a civic leader, we bring together passionate people from nonprofits, business, government, and philanthropy to address our region’s greatest challenges.

The Foundation is an inspiring, engaging, challenging, thought-provoking, diverse, and dynamic place to work and advance your career. We pride ourselves on investing in high-quality staff members and encouraging success by allowing individuals the opportunity to both contribute and enhance their skills and talents as well as to share their unique perspectives as we address community challenges. Our workplace environment nurtures a diverse team and results in a broad base of staff knowledge and talent.

Position Overview

Director-level positions at the Foundation are exciting, multifaceted roles that include a mix of strategic leadership over important local and regional issues and tactical execution. Our Directors operate as civic leaders within their area of focus; they build coalitions, leverage their content expertise, influence change in the public sector, and secure funding to allow the ecosystem’s work to flourish. They lead local and regional initiatives, designing programs, driving high-quality evaluation, and serving as a key public voice in their area of focus. More than just great thinkers, our Directors are doers. They not only conceptualize the ideas that drive us forward, but they implement them as well.

The Director of Nonprofit Leadership and Effectiveness (DNLE) is responsible for designing and leading programs that strengthen the region’s nonprofit organizations and increase the effectiveness of the Foundation’s programmatic and grantmaking work. Current areas of focus for the Foundation’s Nonprofit Leadership and Effectiveness work include direct technical assistance and training to nonprofit leaders and boards; connecting nonprofits with funding, knowledge, networking, and training resources; administering grants to support organizational effectiveness work with key nonprofits; supporting nonprofits seeking strategic partnerships and mergers, and broadly working to increase the impact and sustainability of the nonprofit ecosystem. You can learn more about the Foundation’s nonprofit leadership and effectiveness programs and initiatives here.

The ideal candidate will bring a strong understanding of the nonprofit sector and nonprofit organizations including governance, organizational structures, collaboration and mergers, program evaluation, and financial management, as well as the ability to design training programs tailored to adult audiences and partner with external consultants and partners to achieve maximum impact.

The DNLE reports directly to the Vice President for Programs and is supported by one or more Program Associate(s), pending the programs funded at the time.

Principal Duties

Nonprofit Leadership & Effectiveness Programs

Lead the design, development, implementation, and monitoring of NLE programs, program elements, or projects. Specific activities include:

  • Design and commission training for cohorts of nonprofit organizations. Focus on issues that are key to improving organizational performance, such as evaluation, financial management, planning, technology, communications, leadership development, performance management, human resources, board governance, and board development.
  • Connect nonprofits with knowledge, networking, and training resources. Leverage the Foundation’s communications capabilities to connect nonprofits with the resources they need to improve and sustain their work.
  • Design and administer capacity-building grants to support organizational effectiveness work at key nonprofits. Ranging from $10,000 to $25,000, these grants enable key organizations in education, youth development, health, affordable housing, job training, the environment, and other areas to work with skilled consultants to improve organizational effectiveness, sustainability, and impact.
  • Develop and maintain a diverse network of high-quality local and national technical assistance providers, consultants, and coaches that work with nonprofits with expertise in the areas of governance, operations, leadership, planning, strategic communications, finance, and evaluation.
  • Provide coaching and technical assistance to capacity-building grantees including strategic restructuring projects and mergers.
  • Design, facilitate, and report on convenings with nonprofits, grantees, and cross-sector partners.
  • Develop and lead data collection, evaluation, and research projects including studies on the nonprofit sector.
  • Identify and lead fundraising and resource development efforts that fund the Foundation’s NLE Programs, in collaboration with the Vice President for Programs and the Foundation’s Development and Donor Relations Department.
  • Continue proactive identification of NLE programming opportunities, and take appropriate action to bring opportunities to life.

External Relations & Communications

  • Connect with leaders in the region, and regularly meet and work with organizations, leaders, and experts to advance the Foundation’s NLE priorities.
  • Use existing tools and protocols to collect, analyze, and interpret information to effectively communicate about the Foundation’s NLE work to diverse audiences.
  • Develop, write, and maintain a variety of reports, documents, correspondence, and records related to areas of assigned responsibility. Conduct presentations regarding these materials and other matters related to NLE on behalf of the Foundation.

Cross-Program and Cross-Departmental Collaboration

  • Design and recommend NLE strategies for the Foundation directly to the Vice President for Programs, and support NLE strategy development as part of the Foundation’s overarching strategic planning processes.
  • Establish and maintain a broad understanding of all of the areas in which the Foundation provides funding and, under the supervision of the Vice President for Programs, actively seek opportunities for collaboration and cross-area work.
  • Seek opportunities for creating “synergies” or collaborations both within the Foundation and with partners across the region, avoiding the isolation of working in a silo.
  • As a member of the Foundation’s Programs Department, provide occasional support for special projects and initiatives in other program areas or departments.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Department in efforts to share knowledge and information with external audiences, with the Development and Donor Relations Department in fundraising efforts, and with the Finance and Administration Department to complete relevant requests.

Remain Flexible about Work Assignments

Because of the fluid and evolving nature of work at the Foundation, the Director of Nonprofit Leadership & Effectiveness may, from time to time, be asked to take on other assignments not covered in this position description. The Director of Nonprofit Leadership & Effectiveness is expected to demonstrate openness and flexibility when asked to take on these new assignments.

Required Qualifications

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the ability to simplify and effectively communicate complex topics.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work closely with outside vendors and monitor project budgets, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate with and lead a team.
  • Strong growth and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Receptiveness to feedback and course correction, and willingness to learn.
  • Steadiness and resilience under changing internal and external circumstances and needs.
  • A preference for a quick pace of work, while maintaining high levels of detail-orientation and accuracy.
  • Ability to operate as both a leader and a doer, executing programs in a “small shop” environment.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s strongly preferred)
  • 7+ years experience working in environmental resilience or related areas. Gulf South experience preferred.
  • History of successfully engaging diverse audiences in conversation about the environment.
  • Experience working with low-income communities, rural communities, and grassroots organizations.
  • Understanding and agility in navigating varied political environments, including management priorities, staff roles and responsibilities, and external factors impacting the Foundation.
  • Experience with fund development, including grant-writing, reporting, budget development, and prospecting.
  • Experience with program design, grantmaking, evaluation, and research.
  • Experience and strength managing partnerships and coordinating across initiatives.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to careers@gnof.org. Only complete applications will be considered. A writing sample will be requested for candidates who advance to late-stage interviews.

New Orleans, LA

Director of Environmental Programs, Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF)

The Organization

The Greater New Orleans Foundation has been a trusted philanthropic leader in the 13-parish Greater New Orleans region for nearly 100 years. Our vision is to create a vibrant, sustainable, and just region for all, and our mission is to drive positive impact through philanthropy, leadership, and action. As a community foundation, our resources are comprised of more than 900 charitable funds established by individuals, businesses, and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Greater New Orleans region. As a civic leader, we bring together passionate people from nonprofits, business, government, and philanthropy to address our region’s greatest challenges.

The Foundation is an inspiring, engaging, challenging, thought-provoking, diverse, and dynamic place to work and advance your career. We pride ourselves on investing in high-quality staff members and encouraging success by allowing individuals the opportunity to both contribute and enhance their skills and talents as well as to share their unique perspectives as we address community challenges. Our workplace environment nurtures a diverse team and results in a broad base of staff knowledge and talent.

Position Overview

Director-level positions at the Foundation are exciting, multifaceted roles that include a mix of strategic leadership over important local and regional issues and tactical execution. Our Directors operate as civic leaders within their area of focus; they build coalitions, leverage their content expertise, influence change in the public sector, and secure funding to allow the ecosystem’s work to flourish. They lead local and regional initiatives, designing programs, driving high-quality evaluation, and serving as a key public voice in their area of focus. More than just great thinkers, our Directors are doers. They not only conceptualize the ideas that drive us forward, but they implement them as well.

The Director of Environmental Programs (DEP) will lead core programs critical for advancing our theory of change, including sustainability and resilience, urban management, and the acute coastal land loss challenges facing Louisiana. The DEP should bring a strong understanding of these topics and the broad scope of environmental issues, including climate adaptation and mitigation, as well as utilizing a racial equity lens in grantmaking. You can learn more about the Foundation’s environmental programs and initiatives here.

The Director of Environmental Programs reports directly to the Vice President for Programs and is supported by one Program Officer and Program Associate who provide cross-functional support for the Programs Department, with additional support available pending the programs funded at the time.

Principal Duties

Environmental Strategy and Programs

  • Establish and maintain a deep understanding of rural and urban environmental concerns in the Greater New Orleans region, including the severe effects of climate change on the coast and in our cities.
  • Design and recommend environmental strategies for the Foundation and support environmental strategy development as part of the Foundation’s overarching strategic planning processes.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and monitoring of environmental programs, program elements, and projects. Ensure proactive identification of opportunities.
  • As appropriate, perform technical and administrative duties to support the implementation of program activities.
  • Design, facilitate, and report on convenings with nonprofits, grantees, and cross-sector partners.
  • Identify and lead fundraising and resource development efforts that fund the Foundation’s Environmental Programs, in collaboration with the Vice President of Programs and Foundation’s Development Department.

External Relations & Communications

  • Connect with leaders in the Gulf Coast region and across the country, and regularly meet and work with organizations, leaders, and experts on environmental issues.
  • Use existing tools and protocols to collect, analyze, and interpret information to effectively communicate about the environment and the Foundation’s Environmental Initiatives to diverse audiences.
  • Develop, write, and maintain a variety of reports, documents, correspondence, and records related to areas of assigned responsibility. Conduct presentations regarding these materials and other matters related to the environment on behalf of the Foundation.
  • Staff and manage the environmental committee of the Foundation’s board and stakeholders in collaboration with the Vice President of Programs.
  • Represent the Foundation on boards, committees, and advisory groups locally, regionally, and nationally.

Cross-Program and Cross-Departmental Collaboration

  • Establish and maintain a broad understanding of all areas in which the Foundation works, including grantmaking and programs, and, under the supervision of the Vice President for Programs, actively seek opportunities for collaboration and cross-area work.
  • Seek opportunities for creating “synergies” or collaborations between areas, avoiding the isolation of working in a silo.
  • As a member of the Foundation’s Programs Department, provide occasional support for special projects and initiatives in other program areas or departments.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Department in efforts to share knowledge and information with external audiences, with the Development and Donor Relations Department in fundraising and donor relations efforts, and with the Finance and Administration Department to complete relevant requests.

Remain Flexible about Work Assignments

Because of the fluid and evolving nature of work at the Foundation, the Director of Environmental Programs may, from time to time, be asked to take on other assignments not covered in this position description. The Director of Environmental Programs is expected to demonstrate openness and flexibility when asked to take on these new assignments.

Required Qualifications

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the ability to simplify and effectively communicate complex topics.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work closely with outside vendors and monitor project budgets, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate with and lead a team.
  • Strong growth and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Receptiveness to feedback and course correction, and willingness to learn.
  • Steadiness and resilience under changing internal and external circumstances and needs.
  • A preference for a quick pace of work, while maintaining high levels of detail-orientation and accuracy.
  • Ability to operate as both a leader and a doer, executing programs in a “small shop” environment.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s strongly preferred)
  • 7+ years experience working in environmental resilience or related areas. Gulf South experience preferred.
  • History of successfully engaging diverse audiences in conversation about the environment.
  • Experience working with low-income communities, rural communities, and grassroots organizations.
  • Understanding and agility in navigating varied political environments, including management priorities, staff roles and responsibilities, and external factors impacting the Foundation.
  • Experience with fund development, including grant-writing, reporting, budget development, and prospecting.
  • Experience with program design, grantmaking, evaluation, and research.
  • Experience and strength managing partnerships and coordinating across initiatives.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to careers@gnof.org. Only complete applications will be considered. A writing sample will be requested for candidates who advance to late-stage interviews.

New York

Program Manager, Field Program and Grantee Relationships, TransitCenter

About the organization:

TransitCenter is a private foundation that conducts research and advocacy and works nationally to improve public transit in ways that make U.S. cities more just and environmentally sustainable. To do this, we are committed to reforming how and by whom decisions about transit are made, bringing new perspectives, especially those of transit riders, into planning and policy work. We believe that supporting community-based activists and harnessing our own voice are critical to advancing the type of transit advocacy urgently needed in American cities.

More about TransitCenter’s work and staff can be found on our website, transitcenter.org

Position Overview

Job Title:  Program Manager, Field Program and Grantee Relationships

Job Level: Manager

Reports to:  Director of Advocacy and Organizing

Salary Range: $84,000 to $126,000

Job Location: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Bay Area, Philadelphia, Greater Washington DC, or Boston

For candidates located in or around New York City, office attendance will be expected 2 days per week while the other 3 days per week remote work will be permitted; more time in the office will be required in the first few months of employment

For candidates located in cities other than New York City, travel to our New York City office will be expected one time per quarter.

About the organization:

TransitCenter is a private foundation that conducts research and advocacy and works nationally to improve public transit in ways that make U.S. cities more just and environmentally sustainable. To do this, we are committed to reforming how and by whom decisions about transit are made, bringing new perspectives, especially those of transit riders, into planning and policy work. We believe that supporting community-based activists and harnessing our own voice are critical to advancing the type of transit advocacy urgently needed in American cities.

More about TransitCenter’s work and staff can be found on our website, transitcenter.org

In order to live our organization values (listed below), specifically to have an equitable and inclusive workplace and because we believe in the power of complementary strength, people of color, people with low incomes, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

About the position: 

Position Description:  Program Managers are the primary connectors between TransitCenter and the universe of transit advocates and organizers across the country.  They hold routine conversations and meetings with grantees and other field partners to discuss strategies and tactics, work plans, alliances, organizational sustainability, and funding strategies.  They recruit and invite organizations into group organizing projects, and they make funding recommendations to senior leadership.  They assess alignment between individual organizations and TransitCenter playing a key role in defining the nature of the relationship between field organizations and TransitCenter.  Program managers are involved in strategy development and program implementation of both TransitCenter and that of our grantees and field partners.

Advocacy and organizing is a small and highly collaborative team undertaking the work described above and below in the list of “Key duties and Responsibilities.” Division of labor in the team is fluid and distributed through a combination of geographical and issue considerations, personal areas of interest and expertise, fair work load balance, and more.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Help identify, recruit, and get to know potential TransitCenter grantees and other field partners.
  2. Develop trusting relationships with TransitCenter grantees and other field partners or strategic allies.
  3. Develop shared strategies among field partners through group learning and decision-making spaces. Motivate and take responsibility for moving forward coordinated activities among TransitCenter grantees and other field partners including:

a)     common policy demands of local, state and federal transit agencies,

b)     common message and narrative pertaining to the central role mass transit can play in creating more racial equity and environmental sustainability,

c)      base building and leadership development techniques designed to give riders stronger roles in local organizing and advocacy

  1. Facilitate technical assistance to grantees and other field partners including campaign planning, message and narrative development, policy analysis, targeted research and brokering of relationships with agency personnel and other stakeholders.
  2. Look for and promote alignment between TransitCenter goals and the current workload and strategic plans of grantees and field partners. Consistently participate in routine staff meetings, retreats, ad hoc work groups etc. Represent TransitCenter within the organization, to external partners and grantees, funders, allied organizations, in assigned groups and committees, and at all times to the general public.
  3. Perform necessary and routine administrative duties such as maintaining and sharing contact information for advocates and allies, helping chart and measure activities of grantees and field partners, reviewing grantee questionnaires, helping draft grant agreements, preparing grant evaluations, conducting routine expense reporting, agenda preparation and note taking.

Desired experience, skills, and knowledge:

While we are seeking candidates who have many of these skills, we understand that candidates may not have all of the skills listed below.

  1. Minimum of four years’ experience in advocacy and organizing and in implementing local, state or national policy initiatives on economic &/or environmental justice matters, ideally including some familiarity with mass transit.
  2. Minimum four years’ experience in coalition work, ideally assisting with coalition management and facilitation.
  3. Trained in basic principles of power analysis, campaign strategy, base building and development of grassroots constituency, media tactics, and direct action.

4.     Experience with race, class and gender analysis and with promoting race, class and gender justice in programing decisions around messaging and roles.

  1. Relationship building skills, facilitation skills, conflict resolution skills, ability to deliver difficult messages, active listening skills.
  2. Experience in campaign planning, message and narrative development, policy analysis, targeted research, and brokering of relationships.
  3. Ability to discern alignment between TransitCenter’s and partner organizations values and positions.
  4. Ability to make persuasive arguments to strengthen common purpose; define and deliver assistance that supports common purpose or recommend redefinition of relationships.
  5. Ability to engage in constructive dialogue around disagreements.
  6. Ability to work constructively in a team.
  7. Past experience representing an organization with external partners.
  8. Availability to travel up to four times per year (in addition to traveling to our NYC offices four times per year, if located in another part of the country). Availability to occasionally work evening hours.
  9. Ability to meet mutually agreed upon deadlines.

TransitCenter’s staff and field partners believes that change:

  1. Should be informed by research;
  2. Should advance big picture ambitious reforms but also secure timely pragmatic wins;
  3. Requires the direct involvement of riders in decision making and public roles and the development of allies in multiple sectors:  labor; business; independent living, social, environmental, and economic justice; identity; and faith.
  4. Involves constructive engagement with transit agencies and local government;
  5. Requires attention to racial equity and targeted solutions;
  6. Requires work at the intersection of clean energy and climate sustainability, public health, housing affordability and economic opportunity;
  7. Requires broad dissemination of narrative & message about the essential role of public transit
  8. Should increase ridership, advance equity and accessibility, ensure the health, wellbeing and effective deployment of the transit workforce and advance financial resilience of public transit systems.

TransitCenter’s values are:

  1. Strategic: TransitCenter aims to shape transit policy and practice to make cities more just and environmentally sustainable. Our decisions are guided by strategic thinking about how to advance this mission.
  2. Public-spirited: Our work is grounded in the interests of transit riders and the broader public.
  3. Equitable: To rectify longstanding injustices and achieve greater social equity, TransitCenter strives to improve transit in ways that prioritize the mobility needs of people of color, people with low incomes, and people with disabilities.
  4. Rigorous: We hold ourselves to high standards. Our research is methodical and applicable in the real world. Our engagement with transit professionals consistently improves the state of agency practice. Our advocacy produces tangible policy reforms that make a difference in people’s lives.
  5. Inclusive and egalitarian: We foster an inclusive, egalitarian workplace where anyone can advance, everyone can contribute to major initiatives, and no one is above gruntwork.
  6. Collaborative: Both internally and in our relationships with outside partners, we encourage collaboration, honest communication, and the open exchange of ideas. We believe in teamwork and the power of complementary strengths.
  7. Respectful: We conduct ourselves with respect for the transit riders affected by our work, and for the transportation professionals and advocates we interact with.
  8. Nimble: We are flexible. We seize opportunities that strategically align with our goals, adjust in response to new information, and change course if it better serves our mission.
  9. Stewardship: Our staff are stewards of TransitCenter and shepherd our resources and reputation with care.

In order to live the values listed above, specifically to have an equitable and inclusive workplace and because we believe in the power of complementary strength, people of color, people with low incomes, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Benefits package:

The full benefits package will be described as part of the interview process but some of our benefits include:

  • 401(k) with 5% matching contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • 11 company holidays, 22 days of vacation, 10 sick days per year, and 12 weeks of paid parental leave for new parents

How to Apply:

Interested applicants can apply by clicking on this Google Form application link and answering the questions and submitting the requested documents.

Other information:

  • If you would like to request an accommodation during the interview process, please email the Director of Operations at jelam@transitcenter.org
  • Proof of covid vaccination is required for employment.

Proof of US work authorization and the successful completion of a background check are required for employment.

  • TransitCenter is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
  • Employment is on an “at-will” basis, meaning both the employer and the employee can terminate the relationship at any time.

TransitCenter, a private philanthropic foundation, is incorporated in the State of New York, with its sole office located in the City of New York, and is bound by the employment statutes and regulations of those jurisdictions.

How To Apply

Interested applicants can apply by clicking on this Google Form application link and answering the questions and submitting the requested documents.

New York, NY

Program Assistant, Racial Justice, Trinity Church Wall Street

The Organization

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

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

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

Now is an especially exciting time for employees to join Trinity as we are in a phase of expansion. In the coming years we will be hiring to facilitate the growth of programs at Trinity Commons (our new parish center) and our increasing philanthropic activities at home and abroad.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Assistant provides administrative and programming support to the Racial Justice team. The team includes a Managing Director, Senior Program Director, and Senior Program Officer. Trinity has made a commitment to racial justice a pressing priority and deploys grants, programs, advocacy, convenings, and its communications platforms with a particular goal of ending mass incarceration in New York City. The Program Assistant works closely with others in the Racial Justice team to manage workflows and ensure smooth operations of the unit.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategic Grantmaking

  • Under the direction of and in partnership with the Senior Program Officer and Senior Program Director:
  • Processes applicant registration requests.
  • Assists in reviewing and organizing grant proposals and reports.
  • Provides communication support and responds to email and phone inquiries about the grantmaking process.
  • Assists in writing grant documents and compiling budget information for review by Trinity Church Wall Street’s Vestry and others.
  • Maintains up-to-date contact information for grantees, partners, contractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Maintains organized files and records and a system of tracking, monitoring, and prioritizing tasks.
  • Contacts grantees to resolve routine reporting problems and administrative issues.
  • Develops and deepens knowledge of the racial justice field and grantmaking practices through independent, proactive research and by participating in approved meetings, conferences, and convenings.

Administrative

  • Maintains team calendar, provides scheduling support to staff, and identifies potential conflicts or synergies.
  • Handles logistics for team meetings and events including set-up, scheduling rooms, IT notification, food, materials, etc.
  • Prepares materials for team meetings and handles necessary follow-up.
  • Attends meetings; records and writes notes.
  • Compiles and processes expense reports, reimbursements, and check requests.
  • Supports Senior Program Officer in scheduling and planning grantee convenings, trainings and events, including coordinating arrangements for guests, handling logistics, and preparing materials.
  • Coordinates and manages travel arrangements for team events where efficiencies can be realized through collective booking.
  • Coordinates with other program assistants in the Philanthropies team on scheduling, events, and department-wide activities.
  • Facilitates collaboration with other departments, such as Communications, IT, Real Estate, Finance and Legal as required.
  • Proactively suggests ideas for process and system improvements.
  • Contributes to team discussions and planning.
  • Adheres to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Church Wall Street policies, procedures, and rules.
  • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes Trinity’s mission and core values.
  • Assumes other related responsibilities and special projects as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Computer literacy and proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with meeting planning and related logistics.
  • Detail-oriented, and excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to exercise strong judgment and initiative.
  • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize, accurately complete multiple tasks, and work under deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Demonstrates flexibility when assigned new tasks, goals, and systems and processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and possesses the ability to relate well with people within and outside Trinity, including the ability to build relationships.
  • Creative; problem solver.
  • Team player and experience working in a team context.
  • Commitment to social justice and racial equity.

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS

  • A minimum of two years of administrative or program experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent combination of training and/or work experience.
  • Familiarity with social justice movements.
  • Familiarity with database management programs (Experience with Fluxx highly desirable).
  • Knowledge of and experience in nonprofit organizations and/or the philanthropic sector.
  • Individuals with relevant personal experience with the justice system are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply: Please apply online at

https://trinitywallstreet.org/about/careers

 

New York, NY

Senior Associate, Portfolio Strategy & Management, Place Matters, Blue Meridian Partners

The Organization

Background

Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to the problems that limit economic mobility and trap America’s young people and families in poverty.

We know solutions exist, but even the most promising strategies cannot reach far enough, fast enough without significant, long-term investment. We bring an innovative, investor mindset backed by a decades-long track record to the pursuit of upward economic mobility for individuals and communities. Core to our mission is addressing systemic inequities and the injustices they create. By pooling resources, our Partners can unlock substantial philanthropic capital and invest effectively and efficiently.

Anchored by our carefully tested, performance-based investing approach, Blue Meridian makes strategic, long-term investments across multiple portfolios aimed at boosting economic mobility from cradle to career. We support both nationwide and place-based strategies in order to amplify impact across the country as well as within specific communities. We identify visionary social sector leaders who address key drivers of poverty – including youth unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, and engagement with the criminal justice system – and invest the flexible, upfront capital they need to dream bigger and exponentially expand their reach, influence, and impact.

We are constantly learning, exploring, and seeking out new collaborations in relentless pursuit of creating lasting impact at scale that can change the life trajectories of millions of young people and families in America. Blue Meridian is staffed by an experienced team of results-focused leaders and we welcome other mission-driven champions to join us.

Position Overview

About Place Matters

The Place Matters Portfolio invests in community-driven place-based partnerships focused on the people, problems, and inequities specific to a place. Our approach pairs local investment with place-relevant, evidence-based national strategies and supports to create a comprehensive continuum of local services – from cradle to career – to drive long-term economic and social mobility outcomes and systemic change. Our partners are community leaders, nonprofit organizations, government leaders, families, and youth who know the needs of their communities best and are working together to identify core issues and local solutions that advance holistic community-wide impact and shift and build power for durable outcomes.

Position Description

Senior Associates support and partner with Managing Directors and Directors to source and manage Blue Meridian’s relationships with select investees, and advance strategic priorities including but not limited to investment recommendations, strategy design and development, and stakeholder engagement. The Senior Associate, Place Matters will work across the Place Matters Portfolio, partnering closely with relevant team members to support place-based investees and ensure coordination and delivery of local and national technical assistance providers.

Position Type

Exempt

Location

New York City Preferred. Hybrid Working Arrangement Allowed.

Primary Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

Support Relationships with Investee Organizations

With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, a Senior Associate will:

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

Qualifications

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

[1] This position description is a guide to the primary duties and functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions. Position descriptions are reviewed and may be revised to meet the changing needs of Blue Meridian Partners at the sole discretion of management.

Blue Meridian Partners is committed to equal employment opportunity, without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, prior record of arrest or conviction, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including (but not limited to) recruiting, hiring, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, and termination.

How To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply via application link: https://boards.greenhouse.io/bluemeridian/jobs/4913298003

Newport, RI

Program Officer, van Beuren Charitable Foundation

The Organization

van Beuren Charitable Foundation is a Rhode Island-based private family foundation dedicated to investing in the quality of life and quality of place on Aquidneck Island and in its surrounding communities. The Foundation invests its grants across four portfolios that support Healthy Lifestyles for all residents, Strong Starts for children and youth, Community Prosperity generated by economic opportunity and planning for the future, and Excellence in the Commons, those shared landscapes and built environments critical to quality of life and quality of place.

In 2016, the Foundation adopted a strategic framework that intentionally seeks connectivity between its priority program areas, supports learning and adaption, and increases emphasis on impact. As a place-based funder, the spirit of partnership with our grant partners is critical to our success. The Foundation’s grantmaking is not restricted to Aquidneck Island, as the levers for change are not determined by geography. For more information on van Beuren Charitable Foundation, please visit: www.vbcfoundation.org 

Position Overview

As the Foundation’s grantmaking budget increases, the organization is hiring a third Program Officer. In support of the connected portfolio approach, Program Officers operate primarily as generalists, working across the four portfolios. Each team member brings their own unique experience and skills to bear in support of the whole team. These types of grants the Foundation makes range from operating support, project/program, capital, and occasionally loans. The Foundation’s grants support planning, implementation, and learning from the work. Because the Foundation seeks to have an impact, it encourages and supports local collaboration when appropriate.

Program Officers help build and manage the grants pipeline, maintain communications with grant partners, and articulate to the board and external partners lessons learned from the various initiatives the Foundation supports. Staff Colleagues like one another and exhibit a collaborative spirit, a team-first mentality, and a can-do attitude infused with humor and flexibility. Everyone feels respected and empowered to share points of view and perspectives in a safe way.

The most compelling candidates come from grantmaking and/or nonprofit arenas, and possess a mix of domain experience and credibility across one of the four portfolio areas; administrative, operations, and organizational experience; intellectual curiosity; an embrace of cultural competency and inclusion; and excellent relationship, communication, and teamwork skills.

How To Apply

van Beuren Charitable Foundation has retained the services of Lincoln Leadership (www.lincolnleadership.co) to conduct this search. For those interested in the search or to recommend someone for the role, please contact confidentially Andrew C. Wheeler, Founder & President, at (267) 257-1910 or awheeler@lincolnleadership.co. For best consideration, please apply by March 1, 2022.

Oakland, CA

Associate Director of Individual Giving, Oakland Museum of California

The Organization

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) tells the many stories that comprise California, creating the space and context for greater connection, trust, and understanding between people. Through its inclusive exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and cultural events, OMCA brings Californians together and inspires greater understanding about what our state’s art, history, and natural surroundings teach us about ourselves and each other. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA brings together its multi-disciplinary collections of art, history, and natural science with the first-person accounts and often untold narratives of California, all within its 110,000 square feet of gallery space and seven-acre campus. OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage for visitors from the region, the state, and around the world.

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Associate Director of Individual Giving is responsible for growing philanthropic support from individuals who are inspired by Oakland Museum of California’s mission. In addition to managing relationships with some of the Museum’s most generous donors, this individual will also have oversight of the planned giving program. This position works closely with the CEO and the Senior Director of Philanthropy to cultivate, solicit, and steward both unrestricted and programmatic gifts to the Museum. Additionally, the Associate Director of Individual Giving will manage the Individual Giving Associate, providing strategic oversight to the Donor Forum program, the Museum’s higher level donor membership group. This position will work collaboratively across the Museum, partnering with staff to identify fundraising opportunities and to instill a culture of philanthropy across OMCA.

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major gift donors to the Museum, including building relationships with those who gave to OMCA’s successful All In! Campaign to foster continued philanthropic support in the post-campaign period.
  • Partner across the organization to develop opportunities for individual philanthropic support and to engage colleagues in the work of fundraising.
  • Supervise through coaching and facilitation, the Individual Giving Associate, who is responsible for the Donor Forum program.
  • Provide strategic oversight to the Donor Forum program, specifically considering how to leverage it as a major gifts pipeline.
  • Manage the Planned Giving program, including marketing of opportunities and growing the number of planned giving donors to the Museum.
  • Develop and manage annual expense and revenue budget for Individual Giving.
  • Partner across the Development team, in providing exceptional cultivation and stewardship for OMCA donors.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for the work of evolving OMCA’s individual giving fundraising practices to align with the Museum’s evolution to become a more anti-racist museum and OMCA’s values around diversity, equity, and inclusion.

EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to deliver results, facilitate and influence others, and problem solve beyond temporary solutions.
  • 4+ years of related fundraising experience.
  • Experience personally cultivating, soliciting, and closing gifts of 5-figures or more from individual donors.
  • Demonstrated commitment to evolving fundraising practices through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Experience managing and developing staff.
  • Knowledge of planned giving policies and best practices.
  • English language proficiency in both spoken and written form.
  • Relational database experience, Raisers Edge preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

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

  • Museum environment involves both indoor and outdoor working conditions
  • Ability to travel between OMCA locations, and other travel as required by position responsibilities
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends

EEO STATEMENT

The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and the surrounding community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OMCA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

How To Apply

To learn more about the position and apply, please visit our career site:

https://careers-museumca.icims.com/jobs/1363/associate-director%2c-individual-giving*/job

Oakland, CA or remote

Institutional Giving Specialist, Center for Environmental Health

The Organization

Mission

CEH protects people from toxic chemicals by working with communities, consumers, workers, government, and the private sector to demand and support business practices that are safe for public health and the environment.

Vision

All people live, work, learn, and play in healthy environments.

Overview

The Center for Environmental Health (“CEH”) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that protects people from toxic chemicals and promotes business practices that are safe for public health and the environment. We stop corporations from exposing people to toxic chemicals, collaborate with responsible businesses and industry leaders, and are committed to inclusive, community-led solutions that address environmental injustices in low-income communities of color.

Workplace

CEH is an organization of committed, science-driven advocates who work together to keep short-sighted business interests from harming people in the name of profit. We are proud of our work and achieve big wins for people’s health. The organizational culture is one of entrepreneurism and thoughtfully assessed risk taking. CEH believes that to protect the health of all people, we must address the disproportionate health effects of toxic chemicals caused by systemic racism and other social injustices. The movement to eliminate dangerous chemicals must move forward in partnership with Environmental Justice, Reproductive Justice, and other related movements working to address the pressing social justice issues of our day. CEH’s headquarters are in Oakland, and we have staff located in North Carolina’s Triangle Area, Chicago, the Los Angeles area, and Seattle. This position is located in the Oakland office, but we are open to candidates from other locations. All staff are working remotely currently due to the pandemic.

Commitment to JEDI

At CEH, striving for justice, diversity, equity and inclusion (“JEDI”) for all is critical to our mission and values. We know that having a team that is diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, ability, sexual orientation, age, background, and opinions — and fostering inclusion among that team — is core to achieving our organizational goals. CEH strives to recruit talent from a diverse pool of candidates and ensure that those professionals it hires are sufficiently supported so that they flourish. The organization wants everyone to not only have a seat at the table, but to know that their presence and input makes the organization stronger.

Learn more about the Center for Environmental Health at www.ceh.org.

THE POSITION

This is a full-time, exempt position. The Institutional Giving Specialist is primarily responsible for writing foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals and reports and assisting with identifying, researching, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding institutional funders.

Position Type:  1.0 FTE. Exempt

Start date: Position will be open until filled

Reports to:  Director of Development

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Institutional Giving Specialist will join CEH’s dynamic four-person development team and work closely with our Institutional Giving Manager to write foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals and reports and assist with identifying, researching, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding institutional funders. In addition, they will manage a prospect pipeline, track moves management, conduct prospect research, manage grant deliverables and track progress, and oversee all data input and reporting to ensure data integrity in Salesforce.

Their responsibilities will include:

1.     Write Grant Proposals and Reports

  • Serve as the lead writer on all Letters of Inquiry (LOIs), proposals, reports, and any required attachments.
  • Coordinate document reviews with relevant staff and integrate edits from various stakeholders to produce persuasive proposals and reports. Reviews include narrative and budget content with program, executive, and finance teams.
  • Create narrative boilerplate to be used throughout the year that is vetted by program staff and then coordinate targeted reviews of new content. Implement a streamlined review system that lowers the time commitment by the reviewers.
  • Assist the Institutional Giving Manager in the creation of proposal budgets and expenditure reports in partnership with the Director of Finance.
  • Partner with program staff to gather needed proposal and report data and be a thought partner for staff on how to optimize data systems to streamline data gathering.
  • Assist the Institutional Giving Manager with the facilitation of grant kickoff meetings, program officer meeting prep calls, foundation strategy meetings, and grant debrief calls by helping set agendas, taking notes, and ensuring feedback is incorporated into future grant processes.

2.     Lead Prospect Research

  • Identify foundation, corporate, and government grant prospects and conduct prospect research (i.e. Foundation Search). Manage all prospect research, system creation and maintenance, and report regularly to the CEO, Managing Director of Programs, Institutional Giving Manager, and Director of Development for qualification.
  • Tracks prospect pipeline to ensure that CEH is tenaciously pursuing new funders, moves management is happening in a timely manner, and that we are meeting set budgeted goals for new grants.
  • Work with CEH Board to identify and cultivate institutional prospects.

3.     Conduct Data Input and Reporting

  • Maintain grant deliverables systems in Salesforce for timely submissions and meeting deadlines for LOIs, proposals, and reports, and other planned communications to funders.
  • Input funder correspondence, prospect research, meeting notes, and other moves management activities into Salesforce.
  • Create needed new fields, reports, and dashboards in Salesforce to better track and analyze our fundraising efforts.
  • Lead efforts to ensure accurate reporting and data integrity.

4.     Other Activities

  • Assist the Institutional Giving Manager with the cultivation of institutional contacts (including strategy, correspondence, and meetings) in collaboration with staff.
  • Track institutional donor gatherings, such as Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), and Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN). Develop outreach strategy for each in coordination with the Director of Development and CEO.
  • Work closely with the Development Coordinator to accurately track grant agreements, payments, and acknowledgements for all institutional grants.
  • Manage and organize electronic and hard copy grant files.
  • Support development team with other projects as needed.

Candidate Qualifications/Experience

The successful candidate will share the following qualifications:

  • Minimum two years’ experience in nonprofit grant writing or other fundraising writing
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Some database experience preferred (experience with Salesforce or similar donor database a plus)
  • Ability to work independently and strength in multi-tasking, goal setting, and workload prioritization
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Positive and creative—willing to take risks and try innovative new ideas
  • Research skills, including a natural curiosity and tenacity for thorough research
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment and work collaboratively
  • Self-motivated to learn increasingly complex skills
  • Professional approach to internal and external stakeholders
  • Approach challenges and opportunities with a positive attitude
  • Expertise in, and deep commitment to, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, (JEDI)
    • Knowledge of communicating with diverse groups, working with a multicultural workforce, and sensitivity and appreciation to cultural differences is required.
    • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
    • Commitment to environmental justice, environmental health, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Comfort with new technology and proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Sharepoint, and Google Suite
  • Sense of humor and grace under pressure

What to expect from CEH

  • Salary range: $65,000 – $70,000
  • Full benefits, including 401k match (up to 5% of salary), health insurance, vacation, sick time, and paid holiday.
  • A team with a sense of justice and a sense of humor
  • A low-ego, high-performance, all-for-one-and-one-for-all culture and flexible work environment.

How To Apply

Applying for this job
Write/gather the following materials and send in a single PDF:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Applying for this job
Write/gather the following materials and send in a single PDF:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two writing samples (can be separate PDFs)

Please merge these documents into a single PDF whose file name includes your surname and “Institutional Giving Specialist.” Then email it to: jobs@ceh.org with the subject line: Institutional Giving Specialist.

We acknowledge receipt of all employment applications, and when we decide a candidate is no longer in the running, we inform her/him/them promptly.  (Note: this sometimes can take a while.)

This position will remain open until we find the right person to fill it. If this posting is still up, go ahead and apply. 

CEH is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, it considers applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, age, ability, personal appearance, family responsibilities or national origin.

Park City, UT

President and Chief Executive Officer, Park City Community Foundation

The Organization

Park City Community Foundation identifies gaps and issues and then works in partnership with the community to address greater Park City’s most pressing needs. The organization brings together local nonprofits, political and business leaders, caring donors, and community members to contribute both financial resources and innovative ideas that affect lasting change. The Community Foundation incubates and grows community initiatives providing the necessary capacity to foster impact.

The goal is to benefit all the people of greater Park City—now and in the future. The organization cares for and invests in the people, place, and culture of greater Park City. Since 2007, the Community Foundation has had a cumulative impact of over $39 million in grants, programming, and Live PC Give PC. With years of philanthropic expertise and deep roots in Park City, the Community Foundation is the philanthropic hub of greater Park City, connecting impactful organizations with the most pressing issues in the area so giving back is easier and more effective.

Position Overview

Park City Community Foundation seeks a dynamic, visionary leader and experienced manager who is excited about the potential of the nonprofit sector to improve the quality of life and outcomes for everyone in the greater Park City area. Highly qualified candidates will have knowledge of and experience with the dynamic forces that are reshaping communities, the nonprofit sector, and the work of community foundations.

This individual will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, foundation, corporate, and/or government sectors.  They have experience leading and directing complex organizations with varied internal and diverse external constituencies.  The ideal candidate will have a background that includes high-level decision-making and implementing promising organizational practices.

The successful candidate champions equity, authentic collaboration, and has experience building durable relationships with external constituencies and internal teams inclusive of many different perspectives and lived experience.

This individual is results and growth oriented and will demonstrate success in operating a financially sustainable organization. This executive has experience mentoring teams and refining structures and systems to support an organization’s operating results and impact. A proven track record in raising private contributions is necessary. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to operate effectively and collaboratively within nonprofit governing environments.

As the key spokesperson for the Community Foundation, this individual must have the ability to tailor written and verbal communications to all audiences, is a compelling and persuasive public speaker, and is a reliable and trusted representative for media and other public presentations.

The Community Foundation’s offices are in Park City, Utah.  The next President and Chief Executive Officer is expected to reside within 35 miles of Park City within six months of accepting the position. As an active participant in the local community, this role requires attendance at events and meetings outside traditional core business hours.

Park City Community Foundation seeks a dynamic, visionary leader and experienced manager who is excited about the potential of the nonprofit sector to improve the quality of life and outcomes for everyone in the greater Park City area. Highly qualified candidates will have knowledge of and experience with the dynamic forces that are reshaping communities, the nonprofit sector, and the work of community foundations.

This individual will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, foundation, corporate, and/or government sectors.  They have experience leading and directing complex organizations with varied internal and diverse external constituencies.  The ideal candidate will have a background that includes high-level decision-making and implementing promising organizational practices.

The successful candidate champions equity, authentic collaboration, and has experience building durable relationships with external constituencies and internal teams inclusive of many different perspectives and lived experience.

This individual is results and growth oriented and will demonstrate success in operating a financially sustainable organization. This executive has experience mentoring teams and refining structures and systems to support an organization’s operating results and impact. A proven track record in raising private contributions is necessary. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to operate effectively and collaboratively within nonprofit governing environments.

As the key spokesperson for the Community Foundation, this individual must have the ability to tailor written and verbal communications to all audiences, is a compelling and persuasive public speaker, and is a reliable and trusted representative for media and other public presentations.

The Community Foundation’s offices are in Park City, Utah.  The next President and Chief Executive Officer is expected to reside within 35 miles of Park City within six months of accepting the position. As an active participant in the local community, this role requires attendance at events and meetings outside traditional core business hours.

How To Apply

To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction, as soon as possible, to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3IYIy9T (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). For more information about Park City Community Foundation, visit https://parkcitycf.org/.

Remote

Vice President of Development, VOW for Girls

The Organization

Launched in October 2018, VOW for Girls is an innovative new social change initiative that aims to galvanize the public and socially conscious brands to raise awareness of and create funding to prevent and end the international child marriage crisis. Co-founded by global human rights activist Mabel van Oranje and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, VOW seeks to create new and sustainable resources to support the 12 million girls’ futures at risk of child marriage each year.

Position Overview

VOW is seeking a VP of Development (reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer) to fully build out and operationalize a best-in-class development office. The Vice President will develop and manage an active portfolio of high-net-worth individuals and foundation stakeholders, with a special emphasis on maximizing unrestricted revenue and core support. He/she/they will model best practices around prospect/donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies, and foster a collaborative, innovative approach to engaging and upgrading funders over time. The Vice President will assist in the recruitment and manage one Development Coordinator who will be responsible for the administrative support of VOW’s individual and foundation resource mobilization, as well as managing a small portfolio of mid-level individual donors and prospects.

CREDENTIALS

  • Builder: You understand how to navigate and communicate with foundations, funds, high-net-worth individuals, and other various stakeholders and are able to motivate individuals at various levels to invest in and support VOW’s model.
  • Innovator: You know how to design strategies for positioning VOW within foundation portfolios, demonstrating business value, and identifying opportunities for shared impact. You can see the long-term vision for the organization and are able to develop a comprehensive, innovative, and actionable strategic plan for VOW’s development department with a focus on raising millions to support VOW’s operations.
  • Leader: You are a thoughtful leader and you are able to coach others involved in cultivating VOW donors while retaining an eagerness to learn. You are aware of how to manage to people’s strengths, and your goal is to help others become the best they can be.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish annual and long-range funding goals and benchmarks for a managed portfolio of individuals and foundations, maximizing unrestricted revenue from the portfolio while modeling best-in-class, innovative approaches to pipeline development and funder management.
  • Monitor and report on all key performance metrics (including financials), providing updates and insights to internal stakeholders to ensure alignment and pacing towards targets and goals.
  • Support the involvement of the CEO and other VOW staff and Board members in high-level, high-touch individual and foundation solicitations and relationship management with briefing materials, agendas, background research, and appropriate follow-up.
  • Facilitate the involvement of VOW’s Board and Advisory Council members in relationship building and relationship management activities as required and appropriate.
  • Synthesize VOW’s campaigns, initiatives, and projects into clear, compelling proposals and reports for individuals and foundations that serve to communicate VOW’s effectiveness as a global movement builder, strongly making the case for unrestricted/core support.
  • Oversee maintenance of CRM records for the wider portfolio to develop and maintain relevant knowledge management processes that contribute to comprehensive tracking of and reporting on VOW’s individual and foundation stakeholders.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

ROLE QUALIFICATIONS Success in this role means meeting most, if not all, of the following needs:

  • You have at least 10+ years of high-net-worth individual and foundation development/fundraising experience and a proven track record of closing multiple six- and seven-figure gifts.
  • You have experience meeting and exceeding ambitious team and personal revenue goals and performance indicators, as well as participating in financial projections, reporting, and scenario planning.
  • You have a proven ability to define and implement critical near-term and long-term revenue generation strategies concurrently.
  • You have experience leading complex funder relationship development and management strategies in a global context: experience of philanthropy, foundation, and/or corporate relations in North America essential; experience of donor engagement, solicitation, and management in other important funder markets relevant to VOW would be useful (e.g., UK, Europe).
  • You have the ability to lead on translating broad organizational vision and strategies into specific objectives and operational delivery plans while being able to respond quickly to changes in short-term priorities.
  • Your experience demonstrates an intuitive understanding of how large organizations work and an ability to quickly speak the language of different companies across various sectors and industries.
  • You are equally comfortable in both strategy and execution with a high-quality standard and the ability to manage multiple projects at a time while paying attention to details.
  • You are an active leader at the company-wide level, sharing knowledge and interest in emerging concepts and practices in the field of strategic philanthropy and/ or foundation relations, and are able to identify philanthropic sector trends and opportunities to inform VOW’s approach to external stakeholder engagement.
  • You’re an incredible communicator. You have strong, persuasive, and compelling interpersonal skills with superior written and oral communication and presentation abilities, including experience speaking to and writing for sophisticated individual philanthropists and foundation executives.
  • You want to help build an organization, taking VOW from an early-stage startup to a global philanthropic initiative. You thrive in fast-paced, ambitious environments. You work hard and you have fun while you do it
  • You have a passion for gender equality and girls’ rights coupled with the spirit and drive of a social entrepreneur.
  • You have exceptional judgment and emotional intelligence. You’re a careful listener and can read the room. You demonstrate personal integrity and dedication.
  • You are prepared to travel on occasion.
  • You hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.

BENEFITS

VOW offers a generous benefits package, including:

  • Paid time off which includes 15 vacation days and 14 paid holidays, as well as personal and sick leave
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits for the staff member and family
  • 401K match of 1% that vests immediately
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave (available after 6 months of employment)
  • Home office setup stipend

COMPENSATION The salary range for this role is $120,000-$150,000. This range is for illustrative purposes only and salary offers are commensurate with experience.

LOCATION Location is flexible. VOW for Girls is based in New York City and we are open to candidates who are located near a major airport and willing to travel on occasion.

How To Apply

To apply, send your application by Friday, January 21, 2022, to careers@vowforgirls.org with the subject line “VP of Development.” Your application should include your resume and a cover letter.

VOW is committed to racial equity and social justice and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively seek applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities to provide a wide range of perspectives, ideas, views, and insights into the strategy, policies, culture, and ambitions of VOW for Girls. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Richmond, VA

Stewardship and Events Coordinator, James River Association

The Organization

The James River Association (JRA) is seeking a full time Stewardship and Events Coordinator to be based at its headquarters office located in Richmond, Virginia.

About the James River Association:
Founded in 1976, the James River Association (JRA) is the oldest and largest river conservation group in Virginia and the only organization solely dedicated to protecting and restoring the James River.  JRA has offices in Richmond, Lynchburg, Williamsburg, and Scottsville, as well as the James River Ecology School on Presquile National Wildlife Refuge.  JRA pursues its vision of a fully healthy James River that supports thriving communities by protecting the James River and connecting people to it.  We work through four program areas based on a model of individual engagement – awareness, appreciation, action, and advocacy.  JRA’s core values are:  We are optimistic; We are catalysts; Credibility is our currency; and Community drives everything we do.

Position Overview

Summary:

The James River Association (JRA) is seeking an experienced Development professional who specializes in donor stewardship and special events. This position will be responsible for coordinating and executing an annual calendar of special events to include our two signature events, Westover Lawn Party and the Annual Meeting & Oyster Roast, as well as targeted major donor cultivation events. The successful candidate will be a creative self-starter and leader in this specialized area of our Development team. Must have the ability to work collaboratively with key staff and volunteers to facilitate long term planning, execution, logistics and follow up of JRA’s key stewardship activities. This position will report to JRA’s Senior Development Manager and will be a member of JRA’s fast moving Development and Marketing teams. This position will work on a hybrid schedule, performing work both at home and in the Richmond Office with travel required to JRA’s offices in Williamsburg, Lynchburg, and Scottsville, and other venues across the watershed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Manage all donor events to include:

o Building and maintaining guest lists, including managing RSVPs

o Creating all event materials (invitations, promotional materials, nametags, programs, letters, reports etc.) in tandem with Marketing and Communications team

o Managing event and stewardship mailings

o Creating and implementing standard operating procedures for event and stewardship management

o Managing all event logistics, including facilities set-up and breakdown, creating, and implementing a staffing plan, Zoom or other virtual event logistics, creating seating arrangements, floor plans, talking points, and event bios, etc.

o Creating and managing event follow-up plans and implement stewardship and events best practices with Senior Development Manager

o Managing relationships with event vendors, including photographers, caterer, graphic designers, florists etc., as well as various internal departments

o Attending all JRA Development and Campaign events and provide logistic management (evenings and weekends required in some instances)

o Managing event planning committees with Senior Development Manager

o Maintaining event committee contact information files and in Salesforce

o Managing and maintaining records and track stewardship and events budget

• Create and execute JRA’s annual donor and member stewardship calendar to include:

o Hosting small gatherings to give updates and connect donors to JRA’s work with a strategic program and follow up plan

o Planning and executing correspondence/mailings to donors and members i.e. Annual Report, holiday and birthday cards, JRA publications such as the State of the James Report, and other meaningful touchpoints

o Working closely with Annual Fund and Database Coordinator to maintain records for donor correspondence and stewardship

o Working collaboratively across teams with program staff to share meaningful updates on progress and recent work

• Supervise and coordinate volunteers as needed for events and JRA’s presence at mission driven festivals and awareness building events

• With the Senior Development Manager and VP of Development, manage all aspects of JRA’s donor stewardship program

• Assist with all other Development activities and priorities as assigned by the Sr. Development Manager

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in related area of study, or comparable experience

• Two years of experience in event planning or in a development office

• An interest in advancing within the development field

• Proven track record of successful event and/or project management

• Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends

• CMP or similar professional certification is a plus

• Thorough proficiency with MS Office

• Outstanding organization and interpersonal skills

• Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills

• Strong customer service background.

• Ability to work closely with volunteer committees

• Work independently and collaborate with a team

• A high level of integrity and discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality and professional composure

Qualifications:

• Knowledge of philanthropy and giving trends with at least 2-years of experience in this field

• Experience working in a donor database

• Must possess leadership skills and the ability to resolve conflicts and help with troubleshooting.

• Good at problem solving, meeting deadlines and schedules, and ability to coordinate volunteer committees

• Strong communications, analytical skills, teamwork, integrity, and reliability

• Physical requirements – ability to lift and carry a min. of 25 lbs

• Experience in Special Event planning required

• Ability to work some weekends and evenings as needed

• Valid driver license

Compensation:

JRA offers a dynamic and flexible work environment with a generous and comprehensive benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience; expected salary range $40-$45k.  JRA is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply

o apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter by email to admin@thejamesriver.org or by mail to:

James River Association

Attn: Kristen Armstrong

211 Rocketts Way, Suite 200

Richmond, VA 23231

Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.  The position will remain open until filled.  Interviews with qualified candidates will begin January 9, 2022.  Otherwise, no calls or visits, please.

San Francisco, CA

Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, WestEd

The Organization

WestEd — a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency — works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

Position Overview

WestEd is seeking a Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to lead the development and implementation of bold and proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in support of WestEd’s values, culture and strategic priorities. This role will be responsible for leading world-class practices at WestEd that champion the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive environment covering every part of the organization.

How To Apply

WestEd has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/WE_DDEI_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Seattle, WA

Donor Relations Manager, ACLU of Washington

The Organization

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a Donor Relations Manager (DRM). Reporting to the Associate Director of Individual Giving, this position will feed the major gift pipeline by pre-qualifying major donor prospects. The DRM will create and implement a program to maintain and grow donations from the mid-level portfolio, donors giving annual gifts between $1,000-$10,000. This will take extra creativity and innovation during the pandemic. Through cultivation touches, regular communication, virtual and in-person meetings and small group events (when Covid-19 permits), the DRM will keep donors engaged and aware of the organization’s work. This role complements the solicitation and cultivation activities of the National organization with opportunities for deeper connections with the local organization.

Rejection can be the most challenging aspect of donor qualification work. Only a fraction of attempts will result in a meeting, and only a fraction of those donors will be qualified as major gift prospects. A successful candidate will be an optimist – positive, driven, self-directed, and disciplined.

*Please note: the ACLU-WA is closely following the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Currently, our office is closed and staff is working remotely until further notice. We continue to carefully monitor public health pronouncements and recommendations.

 

As an organization, we value working together and look forward to when we can return to our office. Candidates outside of Seattle and/or Washington State will be considered for this position with the understanding that relocation to the Puget Sound region will be ultimately required.

 

To aid remote work, we provide laptops, home office supplies, certain equipment, and technology support. You will need an effective WiFi connection and a way to reach you by phone. This position is eligible for either a work phone or phone stipend, as well as an additional $100 stipend each month to help cover any additional costs while working from home.

 

Overview

The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country’s premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness, and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. We have a staff of 45+ and are supported by more than 135,000 members, activists, and donors.

The ACLU of Washington is committed to ending racism in Washington State and throughout the country. This includes how we work with each other, and with our partners and allies in the communities we serve. We are committed to bringing anti-racism to all aspects of ACLU-WA’s internal and external functions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and human resources, strategic planning, ally, donor, and volunteer relations, Board and committee processes, and deciding what cases to litigate. We are looking for candidates who share this commitment to advancing racial justice, both internally in our organization and externally in the communities that we serve.

The mission of the ACLU-WA Development Department is to unlock the full potential of the partnership between donors and the ACLU to fund the defense and expansion of civil liberties. We are committed to integrating an understanding of the intersections of race, class, power, and privilege in our development work, particularly through our engagement with donors. We bring our donors closer to the organization and build long-term relationships with them by sharing the ACLU’s story, engaging donors how they wish to engage, and asking them to give us their full financial support.

We are currently a team of four (soon to be six) who care deeply about the work of the ACLU and building an anti-racist development approach and practices. We strive to embody these values. Our team, like most nonprofit development departments, is predominantly (75%) white. While we are actively striving to achieve anti-racist fundraising, the profession is only now beginning to examine and dismantle its racist roots. We view development work not just as funding the program work to achieve justice and equity but advancing it through our approach and practices. We enjoy working together, view everything as a team effort, help each other when asked, and stay easily inspired by the work of our amazing program colleagues.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The ACLU-WA office is generally open between the hours of 9a.m. and 5p.m. and is located in downtown Seattle. The physical demands and work environment described below represent those required and encountered by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

·       Able to input information into a computer for long periods of time.

·       Able to remain stationary for extended periods.

·       Able to assess information communicated through a computer.

·       Able to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays.

·       Able to periodically work long and extended hours.

·       Able to travel locally/regionally/across the state, as needed.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The ACLU of WA is dedicated to centering equity in all aspects of the organization and, as such, has adopted a salary scale for measuring how to best compensate its employees. The salary for this position is $63,360 – $73,300. A range indicates the intention to accommodate those with varying years of relevant experience, as determined by the salary scale.

Benefits include three weeks of vacation, thirteen sick days, fifteen holidays, fully paid employee medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, a generous retirement plan, and an ORCA card, the regional transportation pass.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction. We do not conduct criminal background checks on our candidates.

Position Overview

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Participation in ACLU-WA’s race equity work. This may include utilizing ACLU-WA race equity tools, adopting ACLU-WA race equity practices, serving on the Race Equity Team or subcommittees, etc.

Prospect Qualification (30%)

·       Feed the major gift pipeline by qualifying major donor prospects through virtual and in-person meetings, phone screens, and cultivation events. Once qualified, ensure that they are successfully handed-off and appropriately assigned.

Donor Engagement (50%)

·       Manage a portfolio of approximately 1,500 planned giving and mid-level ($1,000-$9,999) donors statewide.

·       Be the ACLU contact for mid-level donors. Keep them engaged and updated on the work of the organization through cultivation touches, regular communication, and small group events. Offer opportunities for them to “raise their hand” for deeper engagement and major gift portfolio assignment.

·       Create small donor gatherings for the high priority segments of the mid-level portfolio. Offer a minimum quarterly engagement opportunity to these segments.

·       Solicit all mid-level donors by the end of the year in-person, virtually, on the phone, email, or through the year-end mail appeal.

·       Thank donors in the mid-level portfolio as well as any new, unassigned donors when we receive their gifts (via phone, email, or card).

·       Maintain up-to-date and accurate database records for the mid-level portfolio.

Event Management (20%)

·       Manage all donor events including program briefings, house parties, court visits, presentations (virtual and in-person) and more.

·       Manage the calendar of all donor cultivation activities which includes updating the calendar with engagement opportunities offered by the Communications and Political Strategies departments.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·       Ideal candidates will have an awareness of, and willingness to engage in, the difficult and transformative work of challenging systems of oppression, institutional and structural racism, and implicit bias.

·       A minimum of three years of experience in nonprofit fundraising preferred. A proven record of securing visits with prospective donors, and soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts. The most competitive candidates also will have proven experience converting new donors/prospects into major donors.

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

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

·       Event management experience preferred.

·       Strong organizational skills. Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress towards achieving objectives.

·       Excellent computer proficiency, including Word and Excel. Strong proficiency in Salesforce or other CRMs is a plus.

·       A commitment to the confidentiality of donor records.

·       A commitment to the ACLU’s mission.

How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email: your name and Donor Relations Manager. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until February 1, 2022, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers.

HIRING TIMELINE

We will schedule interviews with qualified candidates after the close date and hope to have the selected candidate start in early April.

 

The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington”.

Stony Brook, NY

Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement/Chief Development Officer, Stony Brook University

The Organization

A flagship institution within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, Stony Brook University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and is known as one of the nation’s premier centers for academic excellence and a leader in generating social mobility. In the last decade, with an investment of resources and support from leadership, the Advancement division experienced dramatic growth, a heightened level of professionalization, and a strong adherence to industry best practices. That success is evidenced by The Campaign for Stony Brook, the most successful fundraising effort in SUNY history.

Position Overview

Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement/Chief Development Officer

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

https://www.stonybrook.edu/

Lindauer is proud to partner with Stony Brook University as it seeks an experienced advancement leader to serve in the newly created role of Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement/Chief Development Officer (CDO).

Reporting directly to Vice President for Advancement, Justin Fincher, the CDO will manage the day-to-day operation of all major gifts fundraising teams, including staff in units (e.g., the College of Arts and Sciences, Stony Brook Medicine) and in central fundraising (e.g., Gift Planning, Foundation Relations). This includes over 20 frontline fundraisers collectively managing just under 3,000 prospective donors, with significant investments planned in the coming years.

The CDO will play a key role in shaping and propelling the Advancement Division into its next stage of growth, capitalizing on the momentum that is driving Stony Brook into the ranks of the most highly regarded public research universities in the nation.  The CDO will inspire innovative and expansive thinking around fundraising opportunities across the institution and will be instrumental in partnering with the VP of Advancement in expanding, leading, and inspiring the Advancement Division over the next few years as the institution plans for its next campaign.

The CDO will be a proven coach, mentor, and leader of teams with a demonstrated track record of building sustainable models for an institution’s future. The right candidate will bring a spirit of optimism while raising sights, instilling industry innovation, and broadening the donor base to elevate the institution’s profile and reputation among key public universities.

How To Apply

To learn more and apply, contact Lindauer Senior Executive Vice President Jill Lasman or Senior Consultant Christian Myers at https://apptrkr.com/2778027

Stony Brook, NY

Assistant Vice President for Constituent Experience, Stony Brook University

The Organization

A flagship institution within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, Stony Brook University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and is known as one of the nation’s premier centers for academic excellence and a leader in generating social mobility. In the last decade, with an investment of resources and support from leadership, the Advancement division experienced dramatic growth, a heightened level of professionalization, and a strong adherence to industry best practices. That success is evidenced by The Campaign for Stony Brook, the most successful fundraising effort in SUNY history. As a national leader in moving students from the bottom to the top of the socioeconomic ladder, Stony Brook has a mission of excellence coupled with access, a rare combination that has the potential to excite increased support from private philanthropy.

Position Overview

Assistant Vice President for Constituent Experience

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

https://www.stonybrook.edu/

Lindauer is proud to partner with Stony Brook University in its search for an Assistant Vice President for Constituent Experience.

Reporting to Vice President for University Advancement, Justin Fincher, the inaugural Assistant Vice President for Constituent Experience (AVP) will be an entrepreneurial and visionary leader who will integrate Stony Brook’s Alumni Relations, Events, Annual Giving, and Donor Relations programs. The AVP will be an internal and external bridgebuilder ready to join Stony Brook at a time of momentous change and growth and will increase alumni engagement as well as philanthropic support to the University.

The AVP will be instrumental in expanding, leading, and inspiring teams over the next few years as the institution plans for its next campaign. With an eye toward the future and a new perspective, the AVP will operationalize and personalize engagement models, utilize technology to its fullest, and measure and track outcomes to reconceptualize Stony Brook’s continuum of engagement. The AVP will have experience in higher education development/advancement or similar leadership experience and the demonstrated ability to successfully manage a complex alumni relation, annual giving, and/or donor relations program.

How To Apply

To learn more and apply, contact Lindauer Senior Executive Vice President Jill Lasman or Senior Consultant Christian Myers at https://apptrkr.com/2777823

Troy, MI

Program Team Assistant – Programs & Learning and Evaluation Departments, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private philanthropic foundations in the United States and the only one focused exclusively on expanding opportunities for people with low income in American Cities. With a $4.2 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.

About the position

The Program Team Assistant (PTA) provides administrative and project-based support to the VP of Programs, Managing Director of Strategic Learning, Research, and Evaluation, Director of Programs and Social Investments Operations, and associated teams (3-4 people).

This position requires highly professional, customer-service focused interaction (verbally and in writing) with grantees, consultants, the public, and representatives within the foundation. This person is required to be familiar with and engaged in the team strategy and initiatives. The PTA role requires the ability to be proactive and self-directed. The PTA must display sound judgment and demonstrate the initiative to work through multi-part assignments with 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.

Primary responsibilities

1.     Manage and maintain calendars for assigned team members, including scheduling, and confirming appointments, and managing schedule changes.

2.     Schedule and organize internal and external meetings, convenings, and special events, including securing venues and equipment, making meal arrangements, preparing invitations and announcements, and maintaining the attendee list.

3.     Greet, assist and direct visitors as needed. Manage visitor access to foundation staff.

4.     Attend and assist with meetings and events by documenting minutes, creating briefing books, and providing other assistance as needed.

5.     Maintain event calendars and confirm appointments for the department and visitors to the foundation.

6.     Work with Legal to process and track consultant contracts.

7.     Make travel arrangements, including airfare bookings, accommodations, car services, conference registrations, and Outlook itineraries for team members and meeting participants as needed.

8.     Finalize documents and post to appropriate locations adhering to the processes and deadlines set by the Executive Office.

9.     Prepare correspondence, proofread documents, draft letters, create charts and Excel spreadsheets, and manage contacts and distribution lists.

10.  Process department expenses, prepare expense reports, and resolve expense discrepancies with Finance.

11.  Act as a first point of contact to internal stakeholders relating to documents and information for the team.

12.  Respond to and/or distribute initial email and verbal general inquiries as needed.

13.  Prepare mailings and shipments of materials. Open and distribute department mail.

14.  Research, assemble and track various department information and data.

15.  Represent the foundation externally (verbally and in writing) in a highly professional and customer focused manner.

16.  File, manage documents, and prepare special projects as requested by team members.

17.  Requires alternating presence in both Kresge offices located in Detroit and Troy, depending on where majority of team is located on each day, with some local off-site work, and light travel for meeting preparations.

18.  Perform other duties as assigned.

19.  Demonstrate a strong commitment to the foundation’s vision and values in daily interactions.  

Qualifications

·       Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred, including course work in business communications and related areas.

·       Knowledge of, passion for, and commitment to the foundation’s mission.

·       A minimum of three to five years of professional administrative office experience.

·       Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact as a team member and with foundation colleagues.

·       Proven experience with advanced features of the Microsoft Office suite.

·       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.

·       Demonstrated ability to organize, plan and prioritize work.

·       Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain discretion.

·       Knowledge of software programs preferred, e.g. expense management, general ledger accounts, project management.

·       Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.

·       Demonstrated ability to be proactive and show initiative.

How To Apply

The application deadline for this position is Midnight EST on February 10, 2022

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=87274f4c-cc7a-4ce9-97ab-d86186933f96&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=350976&source=CC2&lang=en_US

Kresge is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants. 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.

Virtual

Executive Director, Food & Farm Communications Fund

The Organization

The Food and Farm Communications Fund (“the Fund”) is a multi-funder pooled grant program and advocate for the vital role of strategic communications and narrative change in advancing racial equity, social and economic justice, and environmental stewardship in our food and farm systems. The Fund is committed to investing in frontline and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities to support and amplify their transformative narratives and solutions.

The Fund was launched by a group of aligned funders in 2012 in response to an urgent need for communications support among food and farm movement organizations. In 2018, the Fund undertook an evaluation to review its history, hear from grantees and community leaders, and update its strategy to better meet the needs and priorities as identified by those in the field.  Since then, the Fund has deepened its commitment to a participatory process that resources the grassroots organizations and networks on the frontlines of transformational food and farm systems change.

Position Overview

At a time of exciting growth, the Fund is seeking an Executive Director to provide strategic leadership, increase the Fund’s grantmaking capacity, expand and deepen the engagement of staff, funders, advisors, and partners, and elevate the Fund as an innovative and powerful model for philanthropy and systems change. Specifically, the Executive Director will:

  • Co-create and facilitate a strategic vision for the Fund in partnership with the Steering Committee, Grants Advisory Committee, and staff. Uphold the principles of participatory grantmaking in setting the Fund’s strategic direction and operational/financial goals.
  • Shepard, steward, and cultivate the currently 5-member Steering Committee, deepening their engagement and working collaboratively to oversee the strategic direction and growth of the Fund. Plan and facilitate regular meetings, recruit and onboard new committee members, and leverage committee members’ time and talent in co-governance.
  • Envision and collaboratively implement a fundraising goal to increase the Fund’s financial capacity. Work in partnership with the Steering Committee in funder prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Engage funders through affinity groups, events, updates and communications, and other stewardship activities.
  • Serve as “chief development writer,” managing all letters of inquiry, proposals, and renewals for funding of the Fund. Assure that each funding source receives reports on program results and finances in accordance with reporting requirements.
  • Oversee the financial management of the Fund, inclusive of creating and managing an annual budget, ensuring financial controls are in place, and setting financial priorities.
  • Support and inform the work of the Director of Programs and Movement Support, who coordinates the Grants Advisory Committee and works to ensure that all program activities (i.e., core grants, mini-grants, impact media award, movement support) are well-coordinated and delivered with impact. Assess current staffing and consultant needs and augment if necessary. Manage engagements with consultants and vendors.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable and passionate ambassador and public speaker for the Fund, forging and deepening relationships with a wide range of partners, stakeholders, and constituencies i.e., environmental, food systems, social change, and media funder communities. Lead efforts to ensure that the Fund is a visible and credible partner within the food and farm movement.
  • Above all, operate with an authentic commitment to bringing an anti-racist, intersectional, and participatory approach to grantmaking and increasing the agency of communities to tell their stories.

WHO YOU ARE

  • A passionate advocate for the Food & Farm Communications Fund’s mission and values. You envision a racially, socially, and economically just food and farm system and believe in the power of strategic communications and narrative change. You understand inequitable power dynamics in philanthropy and are committed to advancing innovative approaches that shift power to those most impacted by funding decisions.
  • A well-rounded senior leader with a track record in growing and sustaining healthy organizations. You bring at least 10 years of professional experience, with at least 5 in a senior leadership role, inclusive of strategic planning, communications, fundraising, operations, fiscal, and program oversight. You have experience working within food and farm organizations and/or adjacent mission areas and/or strategic communications and narrative change.
  • A catalyst for racial, social, and economic equity and justice. You possess a keen understanding of the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, ability, economic, and ecological justice, and a commitment to leading with anti-racist values. You demonstrate awareness of one’s own race, culture and identity and how it fits into the funder/grantee landscape and the world at large. You are self-reflective about your own growth and learning, relative privilege, and positional power.
  • A capable fundraiser with an understanding of philanthropy and grantmaking. You are experienced in nonprofit fund development and are energized to play a lead role in fundraising, inclusive of cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding funders. Grant writing experience is required.
  • An attuned people manager who leverages individuals’ strengths and promotes collaboration. You have experience in building strong teams, coaching and mentoring others, and fostering a culture of collaboration and accountability. You exercise influence strategically, ensure that goals and objectives are clear, and tap into the power of a group’s collective gifts and genius.
  • A “big picture” thinker with the ability to implement tactically. You balance both emotional intelligence and analytical rigor as you approach challenges and opportunities.  You’re skilled at working in partnership with others to translate strategy into tangible activities and goals.
  • An effective communicator and relationship builder who develops rapport easily and inspires trust in all directions. You have a warm, energetic, and authentic personality that translates to building lasting relationships with a range of stakeholders. You convey an organization’s vision and programs in ways that inspire others to take action. You communicate across differences, modeling sensitivity toward the dynamics between white mainstream audiences and the needs and priorities of BIPOC communities served by the Fund.
  • A charismatic and knowledgeable ambassador for an organization. You are experienced at public speaking/external relations and raising the profile of an organization with a variety of audiences. You are a natural networker with the ability to deepen existing connections and develop new ones.

The following experiences and knowledge are appreciated, but not required:

  • Personal connection to the organizations, networks, and communities served by the Fund
  • Experience as an organizer and/or an understanding grassroots organizing
  • Proficient in a language other than English that may be used in the Fund’s community, e.g. Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Arabic.

LOCATION AND COMPENSATION

The Fund is a virtual organization and the Executive Director can work remotely from anywhere in the U.S. The salary range is $115,000 – $125,000. Benefits are provided by Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and include 401(k) eligibility with a 10% employer contribution, a comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental, vision) package, life and disability insurance, paid time off, and a complimentary personal donor-advised fund.

How To Apply

If this opportunity calls out to you, please click here to submit 1) a cover letter that explains why Food & Farm Communications Fund’s mission excites you and why this role is a fit for you and 2) your resume. Please address your cover letter to the Hiring Committee. We review applications on a rolling basis and strive to get back to applicants within two weeks.

Virtual (East Coast Headquarters) Programs and Philanthropic Advising

Director, Philanthropic Advising Services, ABFE

The Organization

ABFE is a 501(c)(3), membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the all-volunteer organization was credited with many of philanthropy’s early gains in diversity. It since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab-fee) to better reflect its broadening membership.

Position Overview

The Trainer/Advisor will lend her/his expertise to train and facilitate ABFE’s racial equity and philanthropic advising services content. The trainer/advisor will actively participate in the development and execution of ABFE’s growing portfolio to advance racial equity in philanthropic practices. The Trainer/Advisor works closely with the Director of Philanthropic Advising Services to further support ABFE’s program delivery and professional development goals and services. The position is also responsible for supporting the implementation of various projects’ activities in partnership with ABFE partners and affiliations, as directed. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Support timeline management and assist with meeting target deliverables on schedule and of high quality. • Lead racial equity training and facilitation for ABFE clients and internal/designated engagements. • Identify learning tools that further enhance ABFE racial equity training and delivery. • Support development and management of curriculum development in partnership with the director and VP. • Serve as lead facilitator with ABFE external training team members. • Support development of pre-and post-training materials (pre-readings; post-observation memo; client follow-up check in process). • Lead internal training events. • Serve as thought partner for Director, Philanthropic Advisory Services team. 2 Relationships and Networks • Key Outside Relationships include: ABFE racial equity clients and prospective clients; foundation and nonprofit professionals; other sector professionals aligned with ABFE mission; ABFE members; content specialists • Assist with execution of evaluation vehicles for on-going assessment of philanthropic advising services programming. • Create and configure virtual events, including but not limited to Zoom, GoTo Slack, Sli.do; Jam Board platforms. • Generate and download reports: registrant, attendee, polling responses, and Q&A. • Conduct & archive local/regional racial equity/inequity history research for client workshops. Communications support • Ability to be trusted with confidential and proprietary information from clients and prospects. • Capable of synthesizing racial equity and philanthropic processes and practices , which will provide useful instruction for clients. • Support development of philanthropic advising services materials. • Supports program coordination and execution of Programs & other ABFE departments, as needed (including Harambee (annual conference; Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program; webinars; Black Social Change Funders Network; Congressional Black Caucus Black Business Series, etc.). Administrative Support • Provide meeting support including logistical setup, note-taking, and document preparation, in the absence of administrative support. • Process invoices, receipts, and general expense items for trainings and workshops. • Monitors tracking of trainings/workshops. • Ability to use & effectively navigate technologies required for day-to-day office work and conducting virtual workshops.

Desired Skills, Qualifications, Education & Experience
Solid writing capabilities. • Demonstrated experience with understanding and teaching racial equity concept and practices. • Experience with training groups and individuals (virtual and in-person). • 4+ years of experience with facilitation and curriculum development. • Ability to provide professional feedback and coaching support. • Ability to manage high content presentations, timing, and group dynamics of all sizes. • Some experience with organizational change work in the non-profit/philanthropy sector. • Ability to multi-task and effectively hit deadlines, being responsive to coworkers and external clients. 3 • Ability to travel as needed for workshops, events/conferences and in-person staff meetings, as needed. • Ability to manage required expenses and budget responsibilities as needed.

Disclaimer:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills of the employee. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. ABFE is an at-will employer and may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.

AAP/EEO Statement: ABFE is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law

How to Apply:

Interested candidates, please apply through the following link https://smrtr.io/7NfjW, including your cover letter and a copy of your resume for consideration. Position open until filled. Salary: $90,000-$100,000

Virtual Office (East coast Headquartered

Manager of Communications and Marketing, Virtual Office (East coast Headquartered)

The Organization

ABFE is a 501(c)(3), membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the all-volunteer organization was credited with many of philanthropy’s early gains in diversity. It since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab-fee) to better reflect its broadening membership.

Position Overview

The Manager of Communications and Marketing serves to advance ABFE’s goals through (1) supporting and implementing ABFE’s communication and marketing strategy, (2) distributing and marketing of all projects, programs, and campaigns, (3) supporting revenue-generation efforts, and (4) advancing digital strategy and effective use of technology. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Support and execute an integrated marketing communications strategy and external project plan across all online platforms (web, email, social media, press) and via printed materials, panels, speaking, public appearances, media etc. • Manage ABFE’s mass communications including writing, designing, and distributing monthly newsletter, e-mail updates, alerts, and other targeted member/ sector communications. • Support ABFE’s current campaigns, including our comprehensive campaigns which includes advertising with Black press, virtual PR events, fundraising opportunities, and mail campaigns. • Prepare and coordinate the release of announcements, news releases, President’s messages, and other communications as requested. • Support membership recruitment and retention efforts through digital and traditional media. • Copyedit marketing collateral materials to support membership, fundraising, and programming efforts. • Responsible for building processes within Pardot, including email marketing, responsive email templates in Pardot that render correctly across mobile and all major email clients, create a template/code library of reusable content, develop, and configure landing pages and forms in Pardot with personalization and dynamic content, manage Pardot tags. • Support the Director of Communications and Marketing and external partners and vendors, support the launch of ABFE’s Drupal website with demonstrated ability to plan, publish, curate and update content and online features. 2 Community Engagement and Growing Audience • Monitor news cycle and relevant discussions in the racial and social justice, philanthropy, community. • Support rapid response efforts with the senior leadership team and Director of Communications and Marketing to review current events, determine when an organizational response is necessary, and manage the next steps (e.g., drafting statements, pitching experts available, releasing existing products, support production of new products). • Support interdepartmental project-planning and designing interactive products, more visual storytelling, and other methods to sustain organizational engagement with movement allies, members, and other stakeholders of engagement. • Support Development team with fundraising appeals and creation of donation pages (e.g., graphics, video, content review, scheduling coordination). • Promote attendance to the annual conference, webinars, workshops, and other events. • Submit regular reports and funder-specific reports as needed with key metrics (e.g., media hits, social media analytics, web traffic, report downloads). Other duties, as assigned. • Support a plan for ABFE’s thought leadership activities, including speaking engagements, webinars, opinion pieces, and whitepapers. • Develop and execute strategic employee communications and engagement plans designed to support key business objectives, long-term goals, and key projects. • Provide communications support to key senior executives, including communications around key initiatives, high level organization announcements, engagement activities, and other communications needs. The Ideal Candidate: • Excellent writing and tactful editorial skills • 5+ years communications experience, within a publicly traded company, philanthropy and/or nonprofits. • Proven track record of successful media relations coverage; experience in pitching stories to various media outlets, including bloggers. • Knowledgeable in Pardot and Salesforce, as you take full ownership of Pardot, and manage various related tasks in Salesforce. • Strategic and analytical thinker • Diplomatic communicator who is comfortable working under deadline with diverse constituencies • Strong project management skills

Skills/Qualifications: • Demonstrated passion for ABFE’s mission, advocacy, and racial and social justice. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail. • Must have an in-depth knowledge of basic marketing principles and practices. 3 • Strong writing and editing skills; background in AP-style writing. • Experience developing online content. • Experience in Salesforce, Pardot, Canva, and developing online design content. • Ability to produce, record and edit video content. • Driven self-starter who works effectively and efficiently with colleagues, partners, members, and other external stakeholders including senior level executives and CEOs. • Proficiency in computer and web-based technology skills, including database management. • Travel may be required. Education/Experience Requirements • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field is required. • Minimum five years of relevant experience in communications and marketing.

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills of the employee.

Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. ABFE is an at-will employer and may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.

AAP/EEO Statement: ABFE is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law

How To Apply
Interested candidates, please apply through the following link https://smrtr.io/7MCD2, including your cover letter and a copy of your resume for consideration. Position open until filled. Salary: $72,000-$77,000

Virtual Office (East coast Headquartered)

Trainer and Advisor, Philanthropic Advising Services, ABFE

The Organization

ABFE is a 501(c)(3), membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the all-volunteer organization was credited with many of philanthropy’s early gains in diversity. It since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab-fee) to better reflect its broadening membership.

Position Overview

The Trainer/Advisor will lend her/his expertise to train and facilitate ABFE’s racial equity and philanthropic advising services content. The trainer/advisor will actively participate in the development and execution of ABFE’s growing portfolio to advance racial equity in philanthropic practices. The Trainer/Advisor works closely with the Director of Philanthropic Advising Services to further support ABFE’s program delivery and professional development goals and services. The position is also responsible for supporting the implementation of various projects’ activities in partnership with ABFE partners and affiliations, as directed. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Support timeline management and assist with meeting target deliverables on schedule and of high quality. • Lead racial equity training and facilitation for ABFE clients and internal/designated engagements. • Identify learning tools that further enhance ABFE racial equity training and delivery. • Support development and management of curriculum development in partnership with the director and VP. • Serve as lead facilitator with ABFE external training team members. • Support development of pre-and post-training materials (pre-readings; post-observation memo; client follow-up check in process). • Lead internal training events. • Serve as thought partner for Director, Philanthropic Advisory Services team. 2 Relationships and Networks • Key Outside Relationships include: ABFE racial equity clients and prospective clients; foundation and nonprofit professionals; other sector professionals aligned with ABFE mission; ABFE members; content specialists • Assist with execution of evaluation vehicles for on-going assessment of philanthropic advising services programming. • Create and configure virtual events, including but not limited to Zoom, GoTo Slack, Sli.do; Jam Board platforms. • Generate and download reports: registrant, attendee, polling responses, and Q&A. • Conduct & archive local/regional racial equity/inequity history research for client workshops. Communications support • Ability to be trusted with confidential and proprietary information from clients and prospects. • Capable of synthesizing racial equity and philanthropic processes and practices , which will provide useful instruction for clients. • Support development of philanthropic advising services materials. • Supports program coordination and execution of Programs & other ABFE departments, as needed (including Harambee (annual conference; Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program; webinars; Black Social Change Funders Network; Congressional Black Caucus Black Business Series, etc.). Administrative Support • Provide meeting support including logistical setup, note-taking, and document preparation, in the absence of administrative support. • Process invoices, receipts, and general expense items for trainings and workshops. • Monitors tracking of trainings/workshops. • Ability to use & effectively navigate technologies required for day-to-day office work and conducting virtual workshops.

Desired Skills, Qualifications, Education & Experience
Solid writing capabilities. • Demonstrated experience with understanding and teaching racial equity concept and practices. • Experience with training groups and individuals (virtual and in-person). • 4+ years of experience with facilitation and curriculum development. • Ability to provide professional feedback and coaching support. • Ability to manage high content presentations, timing, and group dynamics of all sizes. • Some experience with organizational change work in the non-profit/philanthropy sector. • Ability to multi-task and effectively hit deadlines, being responsive to coworkers and external clients. 3 • Ability to travel as needed for workshops, events/conferences and in-person staff meetings, as needed. • Ability to manage required expenses and budget responsibilities as needed.

Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent in the position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills of the employee. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. ABFE is an at-will employer and may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.

AAP/EEO Statement: ABFE is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law

How To Apply
Interested candidates, please apply through the following link https://smrtr.io/7NfjW, including your cover letter and a copy of your resume for consideration. Position open until filled. Salary: $72,000-$77,000 

Washington State

Grants Manager, Group Health Foundation

The Organization

Group Health Foundation is a growing 501(c)(4) philanthropic organization committed to partnering with communities across Washington State to shape and accelerate efforts to improve health equity and advance community aspirations for a vibrant, healthy future in Washington. We are hiring a Grants Manager to join our expanding team.

Cultivating a staff team that embodies the diverse experiences of Washington communities is essential to these aspirations. We strongly and sincerely encourage applications from people of color; immigrant, bilingual, and multicultural individuals; d/Deaf people and people with disabilities; members of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities; and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

To learn more about our work, our approaches, and our values, please visit our website.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Grants Manager ensures that grantmaking operations align with and advance the Foundation’s values and fierce commitment to centering grantees in our work. The Grants Manager co-leads the work of a growing grantmaking operations team alongside another Grants Manager. Collectively, the Grants Managers oversee a range of work, including knowledge management, grantmaking workflows, data systems, and reporting & compliance.

Grants Managers report to a Vice President of Programs and supervise Grants & Data Administrators. We expect to hire at least one additional position on the grantmaking operations team in 2022-2023. As an embedded part of the Foundation’s programs team, Grants Managers work closely with program management, grantmaking, and policy & advocacy staff. They also work closely with colleagues in finance, communications, learning & community engagement, leadership programs, and the office of the CEO.

This is a full-time, exempt position that can be located remotely (within Washington) or at any of our offices. We currently have an office in Seattle and will be opening offices in the Tri-Cities and Tacoma in 2022. Some early morning, evening, and weekend hours will be required, and regular statewide and regional travel should be expected. All employees participate in our offsite retreats, which often require travel and overnight stays.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Co-lead the grantmaking operations team in partnership with the other Grants Manager, ensuring the Foundation’s core philosophies are built into the daily practices of grantmaking operations

·       Champion a grantee centered culture by designing and implementing grantmaking practices centered on the needs of communities most often overlooked by philanthropy

·       Develop and document grantmaking practices that center the needs of applicants and grantees led by people with disabilities and people who communicate in languages other than written English

·       Partner with portfolio teams to manage grants through the full grant lifecycle, from proposal submission to grant closure

·       Implement and improve internal communications, reporting, and training practices to ensure that Foundation stakeholders have the information, tools, and resources to support grantees

·       Review grant recommendations and supporting documentation, ensuring that grants move expeditiously through the review and approval process, with a particular focus on timeliness, quality, and consistency

·       Conduct due diligence processes in compliance with IRS regulations and Foundation-specific policies and practices

·       Partner closely with portfolio and legal staff to ensure that all administrative, legal, and tax compliance requirements of grants are met

·       Provide counsel and support to staff who are working through potential complexities with a grant or grantee (for example, questions about organizational status, reporting requirements, and amendments)

·       Coordinate regular grant payments with the finance department to ensure timeliness and accuracy

·       Track and monitor grants, and ensure all pre- and post-grant requirements are met

·       Design and update grantmaking forms, including correspondence, applications, and reporting

·       Create, update, and document grant-related business processes and workflows

·       Contribute one’s own ideas, perspectives, and lived experiences to the emerging culture of the Foundation

·       Assume other responsibilities and explore new opportunities that arise with the evolving needs and aspirations of the Foundation

QUALIFICATIONS

·       A deep commitment to equity and social justice, and strong alignment with our organizational values

·       Ability to authentically connect the Foundation’s mission and aspirations with one’s own personal experiences

·       Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities

·       At least five years of experience in grants administration at a private foundation, community foundation, or other grantmaking organization

·       Excitement about data management and customer service

·       Experience creating and updating grantmaking workflows, policies, and procedures that prioritize accessibility and positive experiences for staff and applicants

·       Proficiency in grants management systems (preferred: Fluxx, GivingData, and/or SalesForce)

·       Comfort and experience working with and presenting large data sets (preferred: experience with data visualization and visualization software)

·       Preferred: Experience with grantmaking or contributions to political campaigns or funding policy advocacy work

·       A strong desire to learn about the needs of communities across the state who are most impacted by structural inequities

·       An understanding of the foundational role that racism, ableism, sexism, and other forms of bias and oppression play in perpetuating inequity

·       Humility and curiosity, and an understanding of how these qualities are connected to success in this role

·       Demonstrated capacity for self-reflection

·       Strong verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills combined with the ability to listen deeply and authentically

·       Advanced Excel skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint) and Adobe (Acrobat DC) and ability to adapt to new technologies

·       Enthusiasm for traveling throughout Washington and engaging with communities that may be different from your own (travel is estimated at 5% for this position)

COMPENSATION

In addition to a positive and flexible work culture, we attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary ranges are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant data are reviewed when setting ranges for each position. The anticipated starting salary range for this position is $110,000 to $130,000. A compensation enhancement is provided to employees with indigenous or advanced language proficiency in more than one language that they utilize to advance the Foundation’s work across Washington. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully paid medical/dental/vision coverage for employees and dependent children (and partial coverage for partners and spouses), a 10% retirement contribution, generous and flexible paid time off, paid family and medical leave, a transit pass (where available), and support for ongoing professional development.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your specific interests through our online application portal. Priority will be given to applications submitted by Friday, January 28. You will receive an automatic acknowledgment of your application once you submit your materials, and you can expect updates from the Foundation every two to three weeks once the priority deadline has passed.

We are committed to creating conditions where all candidates are able to fully express their talents and potential and invite you to let us know if there are any accommodations that we can provide to support you in your pursuit of this role.

Thank you for your interest in joining Group Health Foundation!

Washington, D.C.

Director of Development & Communications, Generation Hope

The Organization

Job Title: Director of Development & Communications

Salary Range: $100,000 – $120,000

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Starting: March 2022

Status: Full Time (40 hours/week)

Deadline to Apply: January 28, 2022

About Generation Hope: 

Generation Hope is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure all student parents have the opportunities to succeed and experience economic mobility by engaging education and policy partners to drive systemic change and providing direct support to teen parents in college as well as their children through holistic, two-generation programming. To date we have provided nearly $1 million in tuition assistance, supported 275 teen parents in college, celebrated more than 100 degrees earned through our program, and built relationships with 20+ two and four-year institutions around the DC Metro region as well as other institutions across the country. For more information, please visit: www.generationhope.org.

We are one of the “best non-profits in the region.” Read below to learn why. 

By joining our team, you will be working for an organization named “one of the best nonprofits in the Washington, DC region” by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Not only do we live out and operationalize our values, we have done the work to create a culture that truly supports every member of our staff. The best part of our organization is the people, from the families we serve to the team we have deliberately cultivated. We strive for excellence while understanding the most valuable asset that we have is our people. We celebrate diversity in all of its forms, including thought, professional and lived experiences, race, gender – even taste in music. If this sounds like a mission and work environment you would like to contribute to and grow with, please consider joining our team.

Position Overview

Essential Responsibilities:
Goal: Meeting Our Budget

● Creating and implementing a multi-year development plan that tracks and monitors progress toward short- and long-term fundraising goals.

● Maintaining oversight over all fundraising activities including major giving, individual giving, foundation relations, grants, fundraising events, direct mail appeals, corporate partnerships, government funding, and gift recognition programs for first-time donors, monthly donors, etc.

● Establishing, cultivating, and maintaining relationships with current and prospective funders and donors through various means (personal meetings, thank you calls, “insider” emails, periodic, virtual coffee chats, etc.) and providing support to the CEO to interact with funders and donors on a regular basis (i.e. creating briefing documents, prepping emails, etc).

● Refining and executing a strategy that supports a growing major gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors.

● Supervising and reviewing the performance and development of the Communications Manager and the Grants & Foundations Manager and leading a growing team to ensure the success of Generation Hope’s fundraising and communications efforts.

● Keeping track of all grant revenue including proposal deadlines, new opportunities, report submissions, and ensuring the Grants & Foundations Manager is researching grant opportunities, writing proposals, and drafting reports per funder requirements.

● In partnership with the CEO and COO, working with the Board of Directors, including the Development Committee, on development-related projects and ongoing fundraising efforts.

● Overseeing donor-focused events including virtual experiences, major fundraising events, and intimate cultivation events that occur throughout the year, and managing consultants to execute these events as needed.

● Working with the program team to identify opportunities for corporate partners to engage holistically in Generation Hope’s work.

● Researching trends in the field to support team learning, coordinating stewardship of existing foundation donors, and identifying and strategizing around new funding sources to meet ambitious fundraising goals.

Goal: Maintaining Our Budget

● Overseeing the planning, writing, and reviewing of all grant reports by working with the Grants & Foundations Manager and other members of the development team.

● Developing and monitoring the Development Department’s budget and expenses.

● In collaboration with the Operations team, working to ensure that donor records are populated and accurate in Little Green Light (CRM tool) to execute ongoing communication to donors. This includes ensuring that all grant budgets are being properly tracked and reported on to funders.

Goal: Increasing Awareness

● In collaboration with the communications team, developing Generation Hope’s internal and external communications strategies, including traditional and social media

● Providing oversight of Generation Hope’s brand to support the goals outlined in Generation Hope’s new three-year strategic plan.

● Connecting strategic communications with values-aligned brand development and fundraising to drive organizational growth, resource building, and national positioning of Generation Hope within relevant circles of thought leadership.

● Ensuring that the annual development plan is aligned with the annual communications plan and editorial calendar and that all plans and calendars include responsibility and timeline for achievement.

● Signing off on all graphic design products created internally and externally to ensure they reflect best design practices as well as the look and feel of Generation Hope’s brand.

● Participating in speaking engagements to share information about Generation Hope with the external audiences.

Other

● Building positive, long-term relationships with direct reports and conducting weekly individualized and meaningful one-on-one coaching sessions with each direct report as well as regular team meetings to get to outcomes and to support their professional development.

● Serving as a thought partner to direct reports and providing and soliciting feedback while also modeling transparency and oversight of individual and organization performance standards.

● Maintaining professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies.

● Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

● Must embrace the mission of Generation Hope.

● Bachelor’s degree required.

● Five or more years experience in fundraising required (including donor cultivation, grant writing, and special events) with a proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources, including major gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies (some combination of these).

● A minimum of two years experience in communications/public relations/marketing required.

● Knowledge of the funding community in the Washington, D.C. metro area and beyond, including national funders.

● Demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes and a results-oriented culture.

● Strong written and verbal communication skills.

● Strong interpersonal, supervision, administration and management skills.

● Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.

● Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.

● Embrace getting out of the office and building external relationships.

● Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.

● Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.

● Operate with integrity and ethics at all times.

● Display a positive attitude, sound judgment, professionalism, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, and good listening ability.

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

● Familiarity with donor tracking systems.

● Ability to work with diverse groups of people.

● Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills.

CANDIDATES MUST RESIDE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., VIRGINIA, OR MARYLAND BEFORE THE EMPLOYMENT START DATE. 

Generation Hope provides full benefits, including 403(b), health, dental, and paid time off. More information about the benefits of working at Generation Hope can be found at generationhope.org/careers.

Generation Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Generation Hope will not discriminate on any basis prohibited by law, including marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, breastfeeding, or reproductive health decisions), age, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, and disability

How To Apply

To apply, please complete the online application. If this link does not work, you can access the application at this URL: https://Generation_Hope.formstack.com/forms/apply_now. Please do not call.

Washington, DC

Senior Vice President of Development, League of Conservation Voters

The Organization

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) believes our Earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We work to elect climate and democracy champions, and hold elected officials accountable to deliver on the ambitious change the public wants and science demands. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, with highly effective and impactful grassroots and community organizing programs across the country. Core to all of this work is our commitment to advance racial justice and equity.

At LCV, we approach our work through our organizational values — accountability, anti-racism, community, innovation, learning, and sustainability — and we are seeking a leader who will help us maintain and expand our fundraising efforts with a deep commitment to these values.

Position Overview

The SVP of Development is a key leadership position that reports to the President, works closely with the Board of Directors and serves on the Executive Team. The SVP of Development will have the exciting opportunity to lead the largest department at LCV in raising over $100 Million+ annually through a combination of membership, major gifts, institutional giving, and special events fundraising.

The SVP is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of our fundraising efforts, ensuring that we set ambitious yet achievable goals by providing leadership, vision, and evaluation of the Development department’s performance, as well as managing relationships with some of our most important donors. The SVP will lead a skilled and growing team of over 40 development professionals in achieving the organization’s revenue goals, increasing income, and engaging more individuals and institutions in the work and values of LCV (501c4) and related entities, including LCV Education Fund (501c3), LCV Victory Fund (SuperPAC), LCV Action Fund (PAC), GiveGreen (Candidate fundraising), and the broader network of 30 state affiliates collectively called the Conservation Voter Movement (CVM).

The ideal candidate will bring a strong track record of overseeing sizable fundraising departments with varied and complex revenue streams, be a creative and thoughtful leader with demonstrated skills as a strong manager of people and systems, and have the ability to plan for and respond to growth. The SVP will need to have a deep commitment to protecting the environment and democracy and a dedication to centering racial justice and equity in all aspects of their work.

Responsibilities:

Development Department Management

●        Set and drive a clear vision for the Development department that advances organization-wide strategies, goals, and change processes.

●        Provide leadership, strategic direction, oversight, and the efficient coordination for the development team to execute the development plan and to monitor progress toward these goals.

●        Lead the fundraising team’s creation of a strategic vision for advancing our deep commitment to anti-racism.

●        Manage, develop, and retain a growing team of 40+ development professionals and actively cultivate a culture of collaboration, openness, trust, equity, inclusion, and support within the department, and in its work with other departments.

●        Lead the building, implementation, and adoption of systems and practices that support intra- and inter-departmental collaboration, integration, communication, and relationship building. Across functions, programs and campaigns, promote a fundraising culture of trust, support, resource sharing, and transparency.

●        Prepare yearly and mid-year budgets in collaboration with the Development department  leadership team and Finance department, sign invoices and contracts for the department, monitor revenue and expense budgets.

Fundraising Strategy and Implementation

●        Plan and direct a comprehensive, complex fundraising operation that includes maintaining and growing annual revenues of $100M+ from membership, mid-level donors, major donor principal giving, planned giving, foundations and other institutional funders.

●        Lead the department’s focus on expanding the racial diversity of the donor and activist base at all levels, and ensure fundraising strategies foster inclusion of donors and activists of color.

●        Own, manage, and grow a select portfolio of principal gift individual donors, institutional funders, and prospects.

●        Develop a vision and practices that increase integration and coordination of fundraising across the CVM, which is our network of 30+ state affiliates.

●        In coordination with NRDC Action Votes & NRDC Action Fund PAC, ensure that GiveGreen, a multi-million dollar candidate fundraising program, is staffed, resourced, and set up to succeed.

●        In collaboration with the Executive Team, Communications Department, and other senior development staff, create unified and inclusive messages and marketing frames to motivate and inspire individual and institutional donors and prospects at all levels to support LCV and LCVEF’s missions.

●        Coordinate with operations and campaigns teams to boost the use of data to inform goals and priorities. Work with the development team on short-and long-term revenue forecasting for membership, mid-level and major donor (individual and institutional) programs.

Executive Team Leadership and Organization-wide Goals

●        Instill a culture of philanthropy throughout LCV.

●        In collaboration with the Board of Directors and other senior leaders of the organization, help to develop and execute the overarching organizational direction, goals and strategies.

●        Cultivate strong relationships with the Boards of Directors to drive deeper engagement in stewardship and the fundraising process. Collaborate on recruitment of new Board members with an eye towards creating more age, race, and gender diversity.

Qualifications:

●        Work Experience: Required – Minimum of 15 years experience leading a robust and complex fundraising operation, with direct experience and knowledge of the full spectrum of development, including planned giving, gift solicitations, institutional fundraising, stewardship, digital and membership, as well as significant staff management.  Experience utilizing analytics, data segmentation and reporting to leverage and maximize growth, including retention, upgrade and lapsed strategies. Senior leadership experience and track record of working across multiple program areas and legal entities. Preferred – Electoral campaign experience. Familiarity with grants management and tracking across a large and growing organization. Experience in securing support for 501 (c)(3), 501(c)(4), PAC, and Super PAC contributions. Experience with operationalizing equity and developing equity and justice rooted fundraising strategies. Experience working in and raising money in organizations with an affiliated network structure.

●        Skills: Deep commitment to the organization’s mission and values. High level of cultural competence and ability to lead on issues of racial justice and equity. Proven track record leading a diverse and large team — including deep experience overseeing staff, hiring, nurturing and developing talent. Proven track record utilizing innovative strategies to maximize fundraising efforts. Proven ability to personally cultivate, solicit, and steward individual and foundation donors at five to seven figure levels. Demonstrated strength in prospect discovery and in building effective strategies to compel new major donor investments. Experience integrating giving programs at various levels to cultivate greater donor commitments. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with various constituencies, including the Board of Directors and various Board committees, other department heads, program directors, staff, and donors. Strong track record of developing and building out effective fundraising infrastructure, including operational systems and processes for fundraising team, financial management, administration, grant and contract management, CRM work, and membership/development administration. Demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to work in a dynamic, high-pressure, and reactive environment. Ability to be decisive while balancing input against deadlines. Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines while handling multiple projects. Understanding of power, racial, sexual, economic, and gender inequities and their intersection with climate justice. Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with different personalities and balance sometimes competing internal constituencies. Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives and create a results driven culture. Articulate and persuasive communicator in both the spoken and written word; must be adept at crafting case materials and making presentations to a variety of audiences.

●        Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the US and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.

●        Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. The person in this position frequently communicates with Board members/major donors/foundations  and must be able to exchange accurate information. Ability to travel regularly and frequently (up to 2-3 times/month post-pandemic) for meetings, training, affiliate engagement as well as internal staff meetings and LCV events. The preference is for the position to be based in Washington DC but other locations will be considered. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. Please note that most LCV staff are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, through February 28, 2022.

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org with “SVP of Development” in the subject line by February 21, 2022. No phone calls please.

Washington, DC

Vice President Development, Institutional Giving, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Organization

About The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center is the nation’s premier performing arts center, located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington DC.  The Center is home to the Washington National Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as producing or presenting over 2000 performances per year in many genres including ballet and dance, theater, contemporary music, comedy, jazz, hip hop.  The Center has a strong national education program which includes school and community partnerships as well as performances and experiences especially crafted for younger audiences. In 2019, the REACH—the first expansion in the Center’s nearly 50-year history—opened to the community, creating a 21st century arts campus which promotes both formal and informal artistic interactions, and ensures all visitors to the Center can have meaningful artistic interactions, whether on stage or behind the scenes. As the Center activates its vision for the REACH, it also has an eye to the future and the Center’s upcoming year-long 50th Anniversary Season beginning in fall 2021.

The Kennedy Center receives funding from the federal government which covers the operation and maintenance of the building, however all of the artistic programming and administrative costs must be covered by ticket revenue and private donations.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Kennedy Center is a welcoming and inclusive culture where everyone benefits – we do it in a way that honors everyone’s humanity. We are able to advance our mission because of committed and passionate employees. We are fortunate to be able to leverage their diverse perspectives, life experiences and skills to inform how our workplace can be a safe, transparent, and replenishing community. Through honest discussion, our focus on DEI, and the creation of a D&I council, we are committed to always being the best versions of ourselves.

Position Overview

Job Description

Salary: $155-170,000

The Vice President for Development, Institutional Giving leads and coaches a team of at least 16 development staff in the cultivation, acquisition, renewal, and stewardship of Corporate, Foundation, and Government contributed income for the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra.  This position will play a pivotal role in the fundraising strategy and execution during these rebuilding years, focusing on developing the team structure, workforce talent, and donor cultivation plans that ultimately lead to year-over-year growth in institutional giving.  Success will require creativity and organization to build new and innovative fundraising strategies including expanding and broadening our donor pool, analyzing team structures and evaluating and advancing existing programs. Further, this position will develop and maintain an excellent working relationship with the Government Relations team to fully utilize the unique position the Kennedy Center holds as a non-partisan trust instrumentality of the federal government.

In addition to managing annual fundraising campaigns, this position will play a leadership role in activating institutional donors in the pursuit of fundraising goals for the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary and future long term fundraising plans. This role reports to the Senior Vice President of Development and works closely with the Kennedy Center Chairman, President, Board of Trustees, senior staff, and programmers to develop and execute long-term strategies for fundraising from a myriad of sources.

The incumbent manages their time, resources, and work load to maximize productivity and financial results; demonstrates exceptional leadership and coaching skills when collaborating with staff at all levels; exercises discretion; evaluates complex internal and external relationships; and regularly takes initiative to advance campaign objectives and goals. In addition to meeting annual fundraising goals, this role is also a key member of the Development Department’s Senior Leadership team, responsible for Department-wide efforts such as cross-team “pillar” initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

50%   Empower a dynamic team of 16 talented professionals to identify, secure, and steward institutional contributed income (pre-covid, more than $32million annually from more than 14465 donors) by providing oversight, steady leadership, coaching, appropriate delegation of tasks, and sophisticated strategic planning.

30%   Maintains and expands a portfolio of both local and national six- and seven-figure donors.  Identifies year-over-year growth targets that are aggressive, yet achievable; collaborates across the department and leads team members to meet or exceed those goals in sustainable and innovative ways.

20%   Understand and advocate for the financial management goals and strategic initiatives set for the organization by the Senior Vice President, Kennedy Center President, CFO, and other senior staff.  Integrate and align Institutional Giving fundraising strategies and team culture with the strategic priorities of the Development Office, and serve as a thought partner to the Senior Vice President and departmental leadership in our collective pursuit of these goals.

N/A   Maintains current knowledge of the fundraising industry, specifically current tax laws, statutes, and trends in philanthropy via all available means.

N/A   Serves on the Senior Leadership team of the Development Department and actively participates in and advocates for departmental initiatives regarding professional development, work/life flexibility, gracious hiring and onboarding of new staff, etc.

N/A   Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner; Adheres to all employer policies and procedures; Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  An advanced degree or training in a related field is preferred.
  • 10-15 years of Corporate, Foundation, and Government fundraising experience, with a proven track record of success in closing complex and creative major gifts, achieving goals in a matrixed environment, and setting and implementing multi-faceted campaign strategies for a large team.
  • Experience managing a dynamic and highly competent team.
  • Experience with Tessitura is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the arts is required and experience in the arts is highly appreciated.
  • Participation in an industry association is appreciated.

Skills & Knowledge Qualifications

This position requires a highly developed entrepreneurial spirit, and proven adaptability along with a high level of interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communications skills, as well as deep understanding and comfort with database management tools.  A desire for continued self-learning is essential. The ability to relate well in a professional and easy manner to Board members, corporate executives, donors of all giving levels, and other staff members is critical.

The incumbent is faced daily with difficult and complicated situations and must be able to react with diplomacy, sensitivity, and a clear understanding of the broad issues relevant to a large performing arts presenter, a national presidential memorial site, and a major performing arts educator. Excellent management and team-building skills are necessary as the position manages board members and other volunteers. The position requires a solid understanding of standard financial principles and program/project budget preparation. The incumbent must have the confidence to work without close supervision and have the ability to foresee (and meet) departmental needs and objectives. The Vice President, Institutional Giving must possess a strong attention to detail, as well as an understanding of the long-term needs of the Kennedy Center.

Physical Demands

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and on the telephone.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel in order to operate computer keyboard, office equipment, and other essential tasks.  The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch, and reach with hands and arms.  This position infrequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is minimal. Travel up to 20% may be required. Flexible work arrangements may be considered.

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive range of benefits to all full-time employees including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Leave, and a matching 403(b) Retirement Plan (employees are eligible for organization match after 1 year of employment).

How To Apply

www.kennedy-center.org/careers

Washington, DC

Director of Finance & Accounting/Controller, Bezos Earth Fund

The Organization

The Bezos Earth Fund works with partners to combat climate change and protect the natural world so people and ecosystems can thrive. Founded in 2020 by Jeff Bezos with a $10 billion philanthropic commitment, the largest philanthropic commitment ever made to fight climate change and protect nature, the Earth Fund is now building its team, strategy, and portfolio of philanthropic work.

Position Overview

The Earth Fund is seeking a Director of Finance & Accounting/Controller to serve as an expert advisor to senior leadership, providing guidance that will significantly advance compliance and financial stewardship. This role will provide critical leadership ensuring both forward-looking financial planning and the daily management of accounting and finance functions in alignment with the Earth Fund’s mission, goals and budget.

How To Apply

The Bezos Earth Fund has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/BEF_DFAC_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Washington, DC

President and Chief Executive Officer, BoardSource

The Organization

BoardSource is a globally-recognized nonprofit focused on strengthening nonprofit leadership at the highest level — the board of directors. With more than three decades of experience, BoardSource is at the forefront of nonprofit board leadership, research, and support. BoardSource provides leaders with an extensive range of tools, resources, and research data to increase board effectiveness and strengthen organizational impact and serve as the national voice for inspired and effective board leadership.

Position Overview

Under the longtime leadership of its President and CEO Anne Wallestad, BoardSource has transformed itself from an organization primarily focused on meeting the technical support needs of individual boards to a more complex and influential organization that marries technical support for boards with a strong leadership voice advocating for necessary change in social sector board leadership, particularly to center equity and shift power toward the communities nonprofits serve. Wallestad will be stepping down from her role in June of 2022 after fourteen years with the organization and almost 10 years at the helm.

BoardSource now seeks a new leader who can build on the organization’s transformative momentum to reach new heights. The next President and CEO will strategize to:

  • Deepen and expand the organization’s work to spark board-level change that advances racial equity within organizations, their work, and ultimately their communities;
  • Design and build a robust research practice that can fuel data-driven insights about board leadership trends, practices, and opportunities for change; and
  • Respond to the continually evolving educational and technical support needs of nonprofit boards and board leaders in a way that is relevant and scalable.

The new CEO will be a dynamic thought leader on the role of boards and excellence in nonprofit governance and will continue to build and nurture a strong staff team and board collaboration to advance the mission. The CEO will build on the strong work of a well-recognized organization and brand in pursuit of an impactful social sector that serves all people and communities for our collective social good.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

BoardSource’s next leader will be passionate about the essential role the nonprofit sector plays in supporting and strengthening society, and believe deeply in the critical importance of inspired, effective, and engaged board leadership. They will have a deep understanding of the breadth and complexity of the nonprofit sector and demonstrated experience as a nonprofit leader, including service on nonprofit boards and experience working in partnership with boards. The CEO will also possess personal leadership skills consistent with the organization’s values of courage, curiosity, inclusiveness, and collaboration. The ideal leader for BoardSource will possess the following attributes:

  • Intellectually curious and a strategic, big-picture thinker – able to understand the full range of issues that affect board performance, be committed to ongoing learning, and have the ability to conceptualize a desired future and a theory of change to get there.
  • Inspirational and visionary – a record of communicating new ideas and aspirational goals as a thought leader in the field and to motivate others to act, reflecting strong written and oral communications skills, public presence, and media savvy.
  • A strong leader of people and culture – an effective leader of people, able to build and engage a high-functioning internal team and develop strong relationships that reinforce a healthy culture. This includes being self-aware and open to giving and receiving feedback with a growth mindset, as well as the ability to leverage these qualities in their engagement with the team.
  • Collaborative and networked in their approach to organizational success – able to engage effectively with an array of external collaborators that view BoardSource as a reliable, committed partner rather than a competitor. Model this orientation to other leaders and organizations, working to support and build on the success of others through open, adaptive, and appreciative partnership.
  • Intentional in cultivating the board-staff partnership – model the ideal partnership between a board and an executive. From the CEO, this requires honesty, transparency, humility, and a deep-seated appreciation for the board’s strategic role.
  • Deeply committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity – demonstrated personal commitment not just to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization, but also to helping BoardSource exercise leadership in the sector, with the ability to translate BoardSource’s commitment into actions, policies, and programs both for the organization and the larger field.
  • A capable and compelling fundraiser – a highly effective fundraiser, building relationships with foundation and corporate leaders that cultivate an understanding and appreciation of BoardSource’s work that results in financial support. The leader should have experience developing and communicating a powerful case for philanthropic support, ideally in the specific context of infrastructure organizations, and closing large-scale institutional asks.
  • A strategic and disciplined financial leader – demonstrated understanding of organizational financial management, with a demonstrated track record of managing to budgeted net, adapting and evolving business models, developing new revenue streams, and building a financially stable and sustainable organization.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

BoardSource offers competitive wages and excellent benefits, including high-quality health insurance with dental and vision coverage, life insurance, a retirement plan with employer match, and other work/life benefits. The salary range for this position is between $250,000 – $275,000.

How To Apply

More information about BoardSource may be found at: boardsource.org

This search is being led by Linh Nguyen, Carolyn Ho, and Rachel Burgoyne of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

In the leadership BoardSource provides to nonprofit organizations across the social sector, we work to spark new awareness about why a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is essential within nonprofit organizations, as well as provide practical support and guidance about how to create positive change. This work flows from our belief that a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is essential to realizing our vision of a world where every social sector organization has the leadership it needs to fulfill its mission and advance the public good. Given this commitment and effort, we work to ensure that our own team is diverse and inclusive, and that the entire team – regardless of background or identity – feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. Our work is enriched by the lived experiences of our team members, and there is no replacement for lived experience when working on issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are eager to welcome future team members who share our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity; we also strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Williamsburg, VA

Executive Director, Planned Giving, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Organization
Position Overview

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation seeks an executive director of planned giving to personally secure and proactively drive strategy for the long-term philanthropic plans of some of the nation’s most generous and thoughtful philanthropists. The executive director will also provide strategic counsel across the Foundation for giving vehicles that have been central to the success of America’s premier living history museum since its inception.

Located at the birthplace of American democracy, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation provides historical interpretation, intellectual resources, archaeology, preservation and restoration for some of the country’s most important treasures and is a convener of conversations about how the nation’s past is prologue for its present and future.

Reporting to the associate vice president of development and serving on the chief development officer and vice president of development’s leadership team, the executive director will develop a planned giving annual and campaign strategic plan and donor-centric customized planned giving portfolios, ensuring that each philanthropist’s passions are maximized. The executive director will also lead, mentor and inspire the planned giving team to new levels of success through visionary leadership. They will serve as a subject matter expert for the Foundation, ensuring that planned giving-specific policies and processes are up to date, operate in a best-practices environment and will stay aware of proposed and pending legislation that could impact key planned giving constituents. The executive director will enjoy partnership with an engaged development team, active board and loyal donor base who understand the importance of a strong culture of philanthropy.

As Colonial Williamsburg prepares to celebrate its centennial and the country celebrates its 250th birthday in 2026, the executive director will play an essential role in developing the strategy for the planned giving goal of the Colonial Williamsburg’s $750 million Centennial Campaign and carry a targeted portfolio of legacy giving prospects. Success in this endeavor requires a leader with significant and sophisticated knowledge and experience in planned giving and how it relates to the entirety of the development enterprise. The executive director will demonstrate a record of accomplishment raising transformative planned gifts.

The executive director must resonate with and speak passionately on behalf of the mission and values of Colonial Williamsburg and its place in our nation’s history. This is an exciting time to join a storied institution, playing a seminal role in its promotion and preservation.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile, available at www.wittkieffer.com.

WittKieffer is assisting Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 28, 2022. Application materials, nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Melissa Fincher and Lauren Bruce-Stets at CWPlannedGiving@wittkieffer.com.

Colonial Williamsburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons according to their individual, job-related qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification necessary for the successful performance of job duties), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or military status and any other traits or characteristics protected by federal, state or local law.

How To Apply

Executive Director, Planned Giving

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