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Atlanta, GA

Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Morehouse School of Medicine

The Organization

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is highly regarded as the premier institution among U.S. medical schools for its social mission and health equity thought leadership. Founded in 1975 as the Medical Education Program of Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine became an independently chartered institution in 1981. MSM is located in Atlanta, Georgia and is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and healthcare professionals, with faculty and alumni known for their excellence in teaching, research, clinical care delivery, community engagement and public policy. Housed within the cluster of Historically Black Colleges and Universities known as the Atlanta University Center, MSM attracts a diverse student body drawn by its unique social mission and academic excellence.

As a Historically Black Graduate Institution, MSM has a deep commitment to serving BIPOC and the underserved in urban and rural populations in Georgia, the nation, and the world.

Over the past five years, Morehouse School of Medicine has continued to see sustained momentum as their enrollment, research, and resources have grown substantially. The current class size has exceeded 225 students, with the addition of a physician’s assistant program and a separate Master of Public Health. The budget has grown from $160 million to $360 million, with annual research expenditures increasing from $35 million to $110 million. The capital campaign raised $225 million in three years, setting a new goal of $500 million. Across the street from their current campus, spanning four acres, is the development of a state-of-the-art surgical center and Level 3 emergency services unit.

Morehouse School of Medicine is trailblazing into the future. Intending to become the first Historically Black College and University to receive Carnegie R1 classification, MSM has increased its research efforts and awarded 20 research doctoral degrees. Additionally, MSM is building a Medical Science Training Program (MSTP), funded by the National Institute of Health. When completed, this will be the first MSTP affiliated with a Community Based Medical School. In addition, MSM has applied for a National Institute of Health funded Cancer Center. These efforts will double MSM’s faculty over the next five years.

Morehouse School of Medicine stands at the vanguard of efforts to achieve health equity for people of color and the underserved in urban and rural populations, to advance a diverse healthcare workforce, and to ensure biomedical discoveries permeate such that all communities can realize the promise of science. And as our society broadly reassesses matters of race and equity, reorders priorities, embraces community, and looks to science, medicine, and public policy to extend and improve quality of life, MSM’s critical leadership role has been further highlighted. A wide range of individuals and organizations are carefully evaluating how to best align their philanthropy with the needs of minority populations and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, and MSM is well-positioned to leverage their partnership and investment. An abundant solution for an abundant need, MSM champions the innovative and forward-thinking models that allow every person the access and resources they need to be healthy.

Position Overview

Under the leadership of President & CEO Valerie Montgomery Rice, MSM has established a well-functioning Office of Institutional Advancement to build partnerships and financial support to carry the institution’s bold vision forward. Dr. Montgomery Rice has also launched MSM’s first-ever comprehensive campaign, called IMPACT: The World Needs What We Do Best, which has secured more than $240 million to date towards Phase 1 of the $225 million goal. In September 2022, MSM entered Phase 2 of its capital campaign with an overall goal of $500 million. In addition, MSM is seeking to raise $105 million in support of its recently announced partnership with CommonSpirit Health, the first nationwide initiative between two of the country’s leading health organizations to address the underlying causes of health equity.

Amid this favorable backdrop of social consciousness, programmatic expansion, and growing investment, MSM seeks candidates for the role of Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement (SVP). Reporting to the President & CEO, the SVP is responsible for visioning and leading a comprehensive development program, ensuring alignment with mission and strategy, promoting a culture of philanthropy, integrating high-quality and innovative alumni relations, and executing against short and long-term objectives in an evolving, growing organization. The SVP will leverage the committed partnership of the President & CEO, other executive leadership, and Board of Trustees in continuing sustainable growth of major, multi-year, and principal gifts from individual, foundation, and corporate sources. The SVP will prioritize a donor-centric, relationship-based approach, deepening existing partnerships and cultivating new support from both alumni sources and continuing MSM’s strong track record of securing non-traditional support. The SVP oversees the Office of Institutional Advancement comprising approximately 18 staff, serving as a hands-on, player-coach and effectively balancing strategic and operational management. The SVP will be a highly visible leader in articulating the case for support and play a key role in expanding high-level donor relationships through frontline engagement with current and potential partners, donors, and sponsors. 

While Morehouse School of Medicine will consider a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Passion for the mission of Morehouse School of Medicine.
  • A seasoned development leader who has achieved progressive levels of responsibility, including extensive experience managing all dimensions of a comprehensive fundraising program (individual giving, institutional giving, annual giving, major and planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and leadership in a major fundraising campaign, preferably within an academic medical center, higher education institution, healthcare organization, or other environment of similar complexity.
  • Strong grasp of and commitment to best practices in all areas of development; experience integrating giving programs at various levels to cultivate greater donor commitments.
  • At least five to seven years of experience in a supervisory capacity in a nonprofit development role, with a strong record of providing strategic and operational leadership, including creating and managing a budget.
  • Experience in developing the case for support and strategic fundraising plans, particularly a major fundraising campaign, and executing plans to achieve goals and objectives. Demonstrated experience cultivating, training, and working collaboratively with senior-level colleagues, board members, and other high-level volunteer leaders on successful development-related activities.
  • Successful track record of personally cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts from individual and institutional donors at the level of six to seven-figures or greater.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and executing integrated, strategic, and innovative communications in support of achieving fundraising goals, including leveraging digital and social media.
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills in evaluating existing programs, conceiving and implementing new programs or strategies, and resolving complex and/or sensitive operational and interpersonal issues. The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process, as well as working knowledge of modern data management practices and innovations that can streamline the development process and contribute to the integration of related functions.
  • A forward thinker with a track record of utilizing new methods of donor engagement and connectivity.
  • Ability for regional and national travel, consistent with public health guidelines.

How To Apply

Download the full position description via the following link: https://diversifiedsearchgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Morehouse-Sch-Med-SVP-Inst-Adv-PD-2022.pdf

Morehouse School of Medicine is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. Morehouse School of Medicine does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Morehouse School of Medicine complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Morehouse School of Medicine is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Morehouse School of Medicine has retained the DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice of the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) may be submitted via the following link – https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/19132, or directed to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director and DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice Leader
Diversified Search Group
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, New York 10174
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Auburn, Alabama

Director, Development (College of Architecture, Design and Construction), Auburn University

The Organization

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!

Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit www.auburn.edu/inclusion to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Job Summary

The Office of Advancement and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction are conducting a search for a Director of Development who can effectively and diplomatically work with prospects and donors, colleagues, high-level administrators, volunteer leaders, parents, corporations and foundations, and other constituents to secure philanthropic support that enhances the student experience at Auburn University. The ideal candidate is a collaborative, energetic professional with strong management skills and sound judgment who can perform the role of a major gift fundraiser and unit leader for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction Philanthropy Office. The Director will jointly report to the Vice President of Philanthropy and the Dean of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction.

It is an exciting time to join Auburn Advancement which includes Operations and Strategy, Talent and Culture, Engagement, Philanthropy, and Communications. Led by Senior Vice President John Morris, an energetic, experienced, and respected advancement leader, this newly formed organization has a vision to lead and shape the future of advancement. It will embrace purpose, collaboration, innovation, and production as core values. Auburn Advancement is committed to a culture that fosters mutual respect, inclusion, accountability, and professional development. It offers a modern work environment where employees are trusted to realize their full potential and earn their pinnacle career experience.

Essential Functions    

•               Manages and coordinates the functions and operations of a Development office that includes supervision of staff and sole budget responsibility.

•               Creates a strategic plan for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction Philanthropy Office that supports the fundable initiatives for the college.

•               Updates and informs supervisors and other staff of goal status, new plans, and project proposals, and ensures that a cooperative team effort is made to meet goals and objectives.

•               Identifies potential prospects for cultivation through research, initial contact ratings, peer reviews, development officers, and other relevant resources and conducts follow-up actions.

•               Secures an appropriate level of private support in relationship to goals.

•               Solicits gifts through person-to-person visits, group presentations, and phone contacts.

•               Provides stewardship to include acknowledging and showing gratitude and impact for donating either by letter, phone call, and/or participating in/attending events and functions for donors.

•               Develops campaigns and/or presentation proposals related to funding priorities in order to keep top prospects informed, interested, and involved and to meet development goals and objectives.

•               Assists in producing marketing materials to support development efforts.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree

Field of Study: Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or related field

Years of Experience: 7

Area of Experience: Proven successful experience in development, fundraising, donor relations, alumni relations, public relations, and marketing/communications.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels      

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Requirements for Additional Job Levels      

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities  Knowledge of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) gift regulations, fundraising techniques and strategies, and accounting and budgeting principles and practices. Ability to plan and implement fundraising programs and marketing strategies.

The candidate selected for this position should have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse stakeholders, have evidence of success in cultivating and maintaining collaborative relationships, and possess superior interpersonal and communications skills including public speaking and persuasive writing. Excellent organizational skills; the desire and ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team-based environment; and the ability to work in a system that emphasizes measurable objectives which include targets for fundraising goals are required. Must be able and willing to work some weekends, evenings, and to travel extensively. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection.

Minimum Technology Skills 

Minimum License and Certifications  Valid Driver’s License

 

Desired Qualifications

Proven track record of successful gift solicitation in higher education and a strong motivation to exceed annual goals. Demonstrated experience in public speaking, organization of events, and leadership roles is also desired.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range   $74,400 – $133,900

Job Category   Development/Alumni Affairs

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

How To Apply

Special Instructions to Applicants

Quick Link for Internal Postings: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/33929

Baltimore, MD

Director, Business Technology, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Organization

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to building a brighter future for millions of children and youth by improving educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The Foundation’s work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity because children need all three to succeed. Casey advances research and solutions to overcome barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.

Position Overview

The Foundation is seeking an executive-level leader who will develop long-term strategy and related plans for technology and information systems. This role will direct technical support to Foundation staff and grantees, enforce and maintain security systems and oversee telecommunications, audiovisual systems and other technical-related services to ensure uninterrupted operations support for the Foundation. This role reports to the chief administrative officer.

At Casey, you will find a dynamic environment with staff of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share a deep commitment to advancing the Foundation’s mission. Casey staff also have flexible schedules, including a hybrid workweek, to support a healthy work and life balance.

Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Advanced degree in management information systems or IT systems and a minimum of 15 years of information technology experience with progressive responsibility supporting IT requirements
  • Comprehensive understanding of IT infrastructure (network and cloud-based), software application systems and telecommunication systems
  • Experienced in developing and implementing multi-year strategic IT plans at an enterprise level, including IT infrastructure and software application systems
  • Demonstrated success managing complex, multi-vendor relationships, negotiations and contracts
  • Demonstrated experience in project and program management, including a complex portfolio of projects driving toward stated goals and meeting deadlines

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing how you fit the qualifications above, why you are the best person for this job and why working for the Foundation as director, Business Technology interest you. The Foundation will not consider resumes submitted without a cover letter. Read the full job description and apply online at www.aecf.org/about/jobs.

NOTE:  The Foundation has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment unless they have a medical or religious exemption. If offered the position, you will be required to provide evidence that you are fully vaccinated.

Chicago, IL (hybrid)

Program Officer, Woods Fund Chicago

The Organization

ABOUT WOODS FUND CHICAGO:

Woods Fund Chicago (WFC) is a bold grantmaking foundation that finds and funds organizations  that draw on the power of communities to fight the brutality of structural racism and economic injustice. It promotes social, economic, and racial justice through the support of community organizing and public policy advocacy that engages people that are most impacted. Woods Fund Chicago has been on a years-long, intentional journey to center equity and justice in its work, build community through its grantmaking, and support partners more holistically across Chicago. Visit woodsfund.org for more information on how these ideals are put into practice.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Woods Fund Chicago is looking for a dynamic individual excited about joining a new team during a period of organizational, programmatic, and culture change to manage the Foundation’s grantmaking portfolio.

The Program Officer reports directly to the Vice President of Programs and will work closely with them on defining conceptual and strategic directions for grantmaking that ensures alignment with Foundation goals and values. An eye to “disrupt” current, traditional philanthropic practices is desired.

The Program Officer has responsibility for grant-making, grantee solicitation to apply for funding,  providing technical support to new applicants and grantees, reviewing grant requests for new applicants, monitoring grants to support the Foundation’s mission, implementing grantee convening,  coordinating external evaluation processes, and understanding of current organizing practices/trends and developing deep relationships with the community organizing sector.

The Program Officer will work with the Vice President of Program to align Woods Fund’s grantmaking to adhere to the principles of racial justice and trust-based philanthropy. This position would also manage one of two capacity building programs that the Foundation implements. The Program Officer will assist the Vice President with any identified special projects and policy and research initiatives.

The Foundation is looking for an individual who aligns with community practice, understands the movement building and organizing landscape in Chicago, is knowledgeable of current organizing and advocacy strategies, has excellent relationship building skills and can help shape the Foundation’s grantmaking strategy to be even more responsive and supportive to the organizing/advocacy sector in Chicago.

The strongest candidates for the Program Officer role will be able to demonstrate their ability to thrive in the organization’s emerging work norms:

  • Purpose-driven: ​Grounded in the work, aware of the impact that is possible, and able to purposely engage and collaborate with others internally and externally to move the work forward
  • Innovation​: Able and eager to identify new opportunities, strategies, and approaches to philanthropy within and outside of traditional systems and structures
  • Entrepreneurialism​: Ability to present ideas to reimagine supporting community based organizing groups in Chicago
  • Ideas and inquiry​: Generate ideas, then test those ideas internally and externally to establish original methods and points of view
  • Comfort with ambiguity: ​Possess the confidence and flexibility to successfully work in an environment where experimentation is encouraged
  • Growth mindset:  An individual who is always learning, growing, improving, open to feedback is one that would fit into the culture of the foundation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grantmaking and Program (approximately 70% of the position)

  • Lead all aspects of WFC’s  grantmaking and programmatic work with a racial justice lens
  • Effectively manage grants programs with high quality report generation, grant review and evaluation (and helping us to reimagine these elements of grantmaking)
  • Work closely with the Vice President of Programs on overarching grantmaking documents, processes, strategies, and evaluation procedures
  • Establish, cultivate, and invest in relationships with key people and organizations that help the Foundation achieve its mission and serve as a positive and trustworthy steward of the Foundations’ relationships, resources, and priorities
  • Support the role and activities of the President and Vice President in directing and managing the Foundation’s relationships in the wider philanthropic and nonprofit community
  • Identify service gaps, define areas appropriate for the Foundation to address
  • Provide a critical analysis to grant portfolio
  • Maintain timely knowledge of community and policy issues encompassed in the Foundation’s mission and the work of grantee partners
  • Research best practices and program models in the field of capacity building, and supporting BIPOC leadership, that could be implemented in the Foundation’s target communities
  • Create and facilitate a community of learning among grantee partners and provide feedback to grantees to foster optimal achievement of goals
  • Manage one of two programs in addition to grantmaking: Capacity Building Initiative or Cultivate Women of Color leadership program
  • Participate in the design and ongoing review of the Foundation’s strategic plan, program priorities, and policy initiatives
  • Develop and support workgroups or other appropriate governance structures to guide and support the Foundation’s programmatic efforts

Administration and Special Projects (approximately 30% of the position)

  • Attend and present at board or committee meetings and provide support with the preparation of materials and documents
  • Assist the President and Vice President in representing the Foundation at community and philanthropic events and activities
  • Assist with the development of Foundation documents and materials, such as press releases and annual reports, and contribute to the Foundation’s social media presence
  • Protect the organization by keeping information confidential

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • This is a full-time position. Evening and weekend work are occasionally required.
  • The Foundation’s staff are currently working a hybrid in-office and remote schedule and taking all necessary precautions due to COVID-19. This position will likely remain hybrid for the foreseeable future.
  • To center the safety and well-being of its employees, as an employer we require that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law.
  • Ordinarily, this position operates primarily in an accessible office environment. Some travel to grantees and other off-site locations in the Chicago area is required. Some may not be accessible.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and use hands to operate office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, scanners, filing cabinets.
  • Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment.
  • Woods Fund Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in community organizing and/or public policy advocacy
  • Direct experience working with community-based organizations
  • Ability to plan and evaluate programs and initiatives
  • Understanding of how systems work, intersect, and influence one another, along with knowledge of how to create impact in community organizing and advocacy outside of traditional systems and structures
  • Ability to utilize data to inform decision-making and narrative change
  • Ability to manage up and across the Foundation to effectively engage colleagues and to keep important initiatives and programs moving forward
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Strategic, analytical problem solver, who identifies and leverages resources to advance grantmaking
  • Knowledge of, and high comfort level with, computer software systems: Google GSuite, Asana, PowerPoint, Excel, and video conferencing

We know that BIPOC and women or female identifying candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every requirement. Please do not be deterred. You may be exactly who we are looking for! 

COMPENSATION:

  • Salary is in the $100,000-$115,000 range, commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes employer-paid medical insurance, employer-matched contribution to a retirement plan, and generous paid leave

TO APPLY:

  • Submit resume, salary requirements, and, instead of a cover letter, answers to a few short questions here: WFC Program Officer Opening
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for further discussion will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

Chicago, Illinois

Managing Director, Discovery, Exploration, and Programs, MacArthur Foundation

The Organization

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. The Foundation makes grants across six strategic areas: Climate Solutions, Criminal Justice Reform, On Nigeria, Nuclear Challenges, Journalism and Media, and the Chicago Commitment. In addition, it supports Field Support programs (Technology in the Public Interest, Impact Investments, and Philanthropy) and special awards, such as the Fellows Program and 100&Change.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur were quiet philanthropists in their lifetime and gave primarily to organizations in the cities where they lived: Chicago and Palm Beach. John’s longtime friend and attorney, William T. Kirby, convinced John that a foundation would allow his money to do good long after he was gone and on October 18, 1970, the documents for the Foundation were filed. The direction presented to the Foundation’s first Board was twofold: divest responsibly the assets of the Foundation and shape a forward-looking organization that could change with society’s evolving challenges. From its inception the Foundation funded programs in Chicago school reform; international programs in Mexico, Nigeria, India, Russia, and Brazil; human rights; international justice; juvenile justice; affordable housing; and community and economic development. Since narrowing its focus for greater impact, the Foundation has created groundbreaking awards like 100&Change, a global competition for a single $100 million grant to enable real and measurable process in solving a critical problem in our time.

Current President John Palfrey is leading MacArthur as it seeks to make significant progress in some of the world’s most pressing social challenges including advancing global climate solutions, decreasing nuclear risk, promoting local justice reform in the U.S., and reducing corruption in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program and the global 100&Change competition, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsive democracy. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in India and Nigeria.

Position Overview

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the world’s most prominent Foundations, supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. The Foundation works on a small number of Big Bets and a few enduring commitments that strive toward transformative change and impact in areas of profound concern. Now at a pivotal moment of reimagining the direction of several of its Big Bets and in the midst of societal change, threats to our democracy, and existential threats like climate change, the Foundation is evolving its leadership team structure to forge next level innovation for philanthropic programs. To that end, the MacArthur Foundation seeks nominations and applications for Managing Director, Discovery, Exploration, and Programs (Managing Director). The new Managing Director will design, operationalize, lead processes, and manage a team of professionals to surface, test, and translate innovative program goals into program strategy for the Foundation’s next Big Bet investments. Reporting directly to President John Palfrey, the Managing Director will lead a strong team in next level identification of new and innovative programmatic areas for the Foundation, while also leading select priority programs.

The ideal candidate will be a creative, agile, and values-based leader who is an expert in strategy and design processes that advance transformative ideas. They will bring 15+ years of multidisciplinary experience as an innovator and thought leader in relevant fields. They will have demonstrated the ability to collaboratively develop, manage, evaluate, and adjust strategies that advance innovation in both practice and program relevant to communities served by philanthropy. They will also bring 10+ years of organizational management and leadership experience relevant to supporting a high performing team to achieve measurable results.

OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES

The Managing Director, Discovery, Exploration, and Programs will lead process and a team that surfaces, tests, and socializes new grantmaking opportunities and strategies for the Foundation. As a member of the Leadership Advisory Team (LAT) and reporting to the Foundation President, the Managing Director will engage immediately in the following opportunities for impact:

Support next level ideation and innovation for MacArthur’s new investments work by surfacing practices, programs, and strategies that result in transformative progress for the world’s most pressing challenges.

The new Managing Director will lead the development of a methodology and framework for surfacing innovation and determining new investment opportunities that enhance and clarify processes for robust ideation, testing, and development phases in the incubation and launch of new investments. They will also bring learning, perspective, and next-level analysis of opportunities to the Board of Directors and harness the wisdom of the collective while disciplining Board-led processes in data to drive informed decision-making processes as the Foundation makes its next Big Bet commitments in areas of profound concern. The Managing Director will harness the power of innovation in philanthropy to impact and improve research, communication, grantmaking, and grantee management to meet current and future organizational goals. The Managing Director will also guide programmatic strategy, including select priority program areas, and oversee all aspects of the strategy’s grantmaking and maturation to ensure its success, while sustaining excitement and energy throughout the lifecycle of these programs.

Represent MacArthur’s work at the national level and evolve the Foundation’s platform and influence through building and nurturing relationships with relevant stakeholders who help ensure innovation, best practices, and learning are both shared from the team and brought to the team from the field.

The new Managing Director will serve as a strong, visible, and proactive philanthropic leader for MacArthur, representing the organization and building relationships with key stakeholders across public, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors. The Managing Director will also be a critical field connector, brokering relevant sector partnerships to advance programmatic success.

Provide executive leadership to MacArthur as a member of the senior leadership team identifying opportunities for collaboration in strategy and decision-making across the organization.

The new Managing Director will be an internal leader in service to the Foundation’s cross-functional learning and collaboration by developing and leveraging relationships at multiple levels within the organization, including with international offices. The Managing Director also will collaborate with other members of the leadership team in making critical assessments and decisions for the Foundation, recommending organizational policies, and contributing to institutional strategic planning processes whilst ensuring that the Discovery and Exploration portfolio aligns with the organization’s budgetary and operational framework.

Lead and manage a team of committed professionals dedicated to discovering new bodies of work for MacArthur, developing a culture of engagement, innovation, and collaboration that drives impact.

The Managing Director will provide strategic vision, direction, and management for a talented team in a manner that upholds MacArthur’s core values of Creativity; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Empathy; Integrity; and Learning. The Managing Director will mentor staff and recognize each team member’s unique strengths and perspectives to provide professional development opportunities while strongly advocating for internal policies and systems that support the Discovery and Exploration team’s success.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The Managing Director, Discovery, Exploration, and Programs will be an innovative and strategic leader committed to the mission of the Foundation and philanthropic excellence. 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 design thinker, strategist, visionary, and process leader with demonstrated experience developing and implementing innovative and complex initiatives with direct relevance to communities served by philanthropic or large, knowledge-focused institutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to ground innovation in the theory, history, and trends in relevant areas of work; a strong grasp of relevant empirical research and theoretical literature; and a good understanding of the substance and dynamics of public policies relevant to the work of the programs.
  • High equity fluency and a proven understanding of how to weave equity values throughout program, process, and managerial practices.
  • Significant experience in the design of operational systems and processes to support programmatic excellence, and significant experience setting clear and strategic operational visions with exceptional skills in translating vision into immediate and long-term action plans.
  • Ability to identify and leverage all of the tools in the philanthropic toolkit including, but not limited to, directing capital to seed effective innovation and impact.
  • An agile, mindful, and effective people leader who attracts and retains great talent by building a positive, trusting, and inclusive team culture that inspires all to achieve excellence.
  • Great performance manager with ability to coach, lead, be open to feedback, be trustworthy, and be a good advisor.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively establish and manage toward the progress of end goals while remaining adaptive to changing circumstances and competing priorities.
  • A collaborative leader, lifelong learner, and natural educator with a growth mindset who integrates the best ideas, no matter the source, and supports others to do the same in a way that activates, unites, and builds trust and shared understanding across a variety of stakeholders while nurturing a culture of accountability to impact.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in strategy, programming, innovation, and other related fields including at least 10 years of deep leadership, supervisory, and management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to make effective connections among research, policy, and practice and to work productively with government, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, and working knowledge of relevant government policies and programs.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent diplomatic, meeting facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, PhD, MBA, or other advanced degrees in a relevant fiend strongly preferred
  • Experience in policy, research, or as a practitioner in relevant philanthropic, nonprofit, or academic fields strongly preferred

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

The work environment is an office setting. Intermittent physical activities will include bending, reaching, sitting, and walking during working hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable a person with physical disabilities to perform the job.

MacArthur has a commitment to pay equity and target salary will be shared with all qualified candidates during first round interviews.

How To Apply

More information about the MacArthur Foundation may be found at:  macfound.org

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Sharon Gerstman 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 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

College Park, MD and remote

Development Manager, American Association of Physics Teachers

The Organization

We are the American Association of Physics Teachers. Our mission is to advance physics teaching and learning by serving as the trusted hub for valued resources and programs, facilitating strong professional networks, and supporting members to advocate for physics education. AAPT aspires to create a future where the understanding of physics is driven by a vibrant, diverse, and empowered community of educators, researchers, and learners, which increasingly benefits the world.

The American Association of Physics Teachers is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation. AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and rewards excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.  For more information, see aapt.org.

Position Overview

The part-time AAPT Development Manager will join the AAPT at an exciting time as the association scales its fundraising program. The position will help the CEO by identifying fundraising opportunities, developing relationships with potential donors within and beyond AAPT members, and managing an annual development plan which includes fundraising appeals and communications. The ideal AAPT Development Manager will be highly motivated, professional, organized, and possess curiosity and a willingness to learn. In addition, the Development Manager must exhibit alignment with AAPT’s mission and demonstrate an exceptional drive to further AAPT’s existing fundraising efforts and help strategize and deliver new ones focused on individual donors.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, public relations, or a related field.
  • Certificate in Fundraising, Diploma in Fundraising, or similar qualification.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office suite and donor management systems.
  • Experience writing press releases and/or fundraising letters.

How To Apply

We would like you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.  Simply email your cover letter and resume to Beth Cunningham, AAPT CEO, at eo@aapt.org with “AAPT – Development Manager Application” as the subject of the email.  Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, or physical or mental disability.  This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.  We also require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Denver, CO

Program Manager, The Colorado Trust

The Organization

The Colorado Trust
The Colorado Trust is a grantmaking foundation dedicated to ensuring all Coloradans have the opportunity to thrive. When the nonprofit PSL Healthcare Corporation was sold to a for-profit organization in 1985, the proceeds of the sale were used to create The Colorado Trust. Since then, The Colorado Trust has provided funding and resources to people and organizations across Colorado that are working to make positive changes in their communities. We work side by side with Coloradans, including people who have been left out of decision-making and are directly impacted by hardships. The Colorado Trust also provides grants and support to organizations advocating for local and statewide policies that have a positive impact on people’s well-being.

The Colorado Trust strives to maintain a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Position Overview

Position Overview
The program manager oversees a strategic grantmaking portfolio supporting organizations including nonprofits, community groups and public institutions working in the foundation’s determined program areas. The portfolio includes grants to support place- or issue-based initiatives, including multiyear grants that support the foundation’s vision of achieving health equity for all Coloradans. The program manager oversees resources dedicated to strategic grantmaking, administrative and technical assistance, convenings and relationship management to meet the foundation’s goals. This position oversees program development, seeks grants and proposals, manages budgets and projects, and reviews grantee reports. The program manager collaborates with peer program managers, foundation colleagues, senior leadership and board members to ensure the foundation’s activities and programs align with organizational objectives and the mission of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado.

Responsibilities
Strategic Grantmaking

  • Collaborate with relevant Grants Department staff, including the vice president of grants & impact, to provide input on The Colorado Trust’s strategic approach to community-informed grantmaking statewide
  • Oversee coordination between fiscal sponsors and grant-supported projects to develop budgets, skills and staffing in alignment with requirements and guidelines
  • Review, analyze and make recommendations on grant proposals and requests
  • Collaborate with research and evaluation processes to guide strategic grantmaking
  • Integrate learnings from evaluation findings and make recommendations to refine grantmaking to be more responsive and effective, as needs emerge
  • Contribute to the integration of Colorado Trust funding strategies as warranted
  • Collaborate on capacity-building opportunities for grantees, including (but not limited to) technical assistance, education, compliance, resource management and convenings
  • Create grantmaking strategies with other Colorado Trust staff that address the social determinants of health for Coloradans
  • Create specific goals and build relationships to deploy more resources to communities
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging issues, trends and policy developments; deepen political education and connections with allied funders and movement partners
  • Continually learn the social and cultural histories of Colorado communities.

Grantee/Community Engagement and Funder Collaboration

  • Conduct outreach to community organizations, nonprofit organizations and public institutions, offices and programs and other potential grantees statewide
  • Maintain data to ensure grant files are complete (including strategy records as well as in the grants database)
  • Build and maintain trusting relationships with grantees and act as a resource and funding partner, including supporting their development and making introductions to allied funders and partners
  • Communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders about The Colorado Trust’s mission, vision and strategies
  • Actively represent The Colorado Trust in philanthropic organizations, funder networks and other relevant entities in the broader health equity field
  • Strengthen and support community efforts to merge and form strategic alliances to address social, political and economic inequities
  • Collaborate on preparing internal and/or external grant proposals and project reports.

Program Management

  • In collaboration with Grants Department leadership, manage activities and processes happening simultaneously among multiple grantees in various communities
  • Maintain ongoing communications with grantees
  • Maintain knowledge of and support for all foundation program areas, including current issues, key resource people and organizations
  • Facilitate, present, plan and/or host events with the goal of uplifting grantee partners.

Internal Collaboration

  • Consistently work in a collegial and constructive manner with Finance & Operations Department staff
  • Collaborate with Finance & Operations Department staff to support and align with internal grant management processes
  • Assist with budget tracking, review and reconciliation processes for grantees
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to internally integrate work across strategies and the Research, Evaluation & Strategic Learning, Communications and Executive departments
  • Manage multiple complex budgets
  • Act in a supervisory capacity for other staff as directed.

Supervisor Relationship
The person designated to provide supervision of the program manager is the grants program director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as public health, social justice, community development, race relations, social policy, health equity, community organizing; commensurate experience also applies
  • Ten or more years working in philanthropy or nonprofit organizations
  • Five or more years in an advanced management role inclusive of contractors and facilitators
  • Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation and organizational skills
  • A strong network within and knowledge of health equity-focused organizations, advocates, communities and allied sectors across Colorado
  • A strong understanding of and respect for cultural differences across populations, communities and geographic areas
  • Demonstrated work experience on one or more of the social determinants of health
  • Experience with conflict management and attunement; and a solution-oriented approach
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal awareness, and excellent listening and critical-thinking skills
  • Ability to confidently and proudly represent The Colorado Trust’s funding strategies, approaches and values behind our theory of change
  • Demonstrable good judgment and integrity regarding maintaining confidentiality concerning the business and affairs of The Colorado Trust
  • Proficiency with technology, including Microsoft applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint, SharePoint), the internet, mobile devices, and a willingness to follow organizational policies and team norms for remote communication platforms (e.g., Zoom, Skype, Google Hangout), data and project management
  • A valid Colorado driver’s license is expected on the employment start date unless special accommodations are necessary.

Personal Attributes

  • Passion for and commitment to The Colorado Trust’s health equity vision, and its mission of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds, especially across race, ethnicity, gender and class
  • Ability to represent The Colorado Trust in public and community settings, and communicate effectively with grantees, partners and other stakeholders
  • Commitment to issues of community, diversity, equity, integrity and fairness
  • Comfort serving collaborative teams of colleagues both on-site and remotely
  • Ongoing commitment to improving skills and knowledge acquisition
  • Action-oriented, self-starter who can work well independently and in teams
  • Ability to effectively manage time and meet deadlines
  • Comfort creating and adhering to organized systems within flexible and dynamic community environments.

Salary and Benefits
$108,000-$126,000 annually. The Colorado Trust offers its employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance and paid time off.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
All Colorado Trust employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide documentation to this effect upon request. Employees must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks from their first day of employment at The Colorado Trust. Exemption requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

How To Apply

To Apply
Please apply via The Colorado Trust’s online application system. Registration is not necessary to use this system. Document uploads may be required. The application system is currently only available in English; applicants who would prefer to apply in Spanish may apply via email if needed. All other applications must be received via the online application system. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

The deadline to apply for this position is 5 p.m. MST on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022.

The Colorado Trust seeks talented, team-oriented individuals, dedicated to our goal of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado. Additionally, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome a diversity of perspectives and experiences among our staff. For more information, please visit www.coloradotrust.org.

Denver, CO

IT and AV Support Technician, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

At the Foundation, we believe that keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead us to better health. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work in communities across Colorado. For example, our cornerstones are designed to help ensure that:

·        We serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and prioritize Coloradans of color.

·        We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.

·        We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce an opening for the position of IT and AV Support Technician. This position provides primary end user support on all hardware and software, network operations, telecommunications, and audio-visual system. The technician performs a variety of computer systems administration and support tasks for the organization.  Working as a member of the IT and Facilities Services team, the technician provides support cross-functionally to ensure exceptional service throughout the organization.

Candidates will have a personal commitment and connection with our mission and cornerstones; work well in ambiguity and managing change; and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities of the technology and facilities services team.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be skilled at analyzing, constructing, documenting, testing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and supporting PC hardware and operating systems.
  • Advanced familiarity with audio visual tools and technology
  • Have solid practical experience in network and application administration support.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail and demonstrated expertise in quality assurance.
  • Familiarity with service desk ticket systems and processes.
  • Be skilled in basic project management practices

Qualified candidates must have at a minimum:

·        Associate’s degree and 2 years’ experience OR 4 years’ relevant experience in lieu of degree.

·        2 years’ experience in IT end user support

·        Advanced proficiency in all MS business and server products, cybersecurity, networking, and infrastructure tools

·        Ability to move/lift 50 pounds on a regular basis

·        Valid Colorado driver’s license

·        While the Foundation works on a hybrid model, members of this team may be required to be onsite when other staff are not and must have 24/7 availability, as needed, for technical emergencies and off-hours maintenance.

It’s an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.6 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The starting range for this non-exempt position is $30.96/hr – $35.62/hr and is eligible for all CHF benefits.  This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel.  The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

How To Apply

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through their professional contributions. Interested candidates may submit their resumes and cover letters on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website (www.coloradohealth.org).

This position closes on December 11, 2022.

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

Denver, CO

Technical Operations Manager., Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

At the Foundation, we believe that keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead us to better health. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work in communities across Colorado. For example, our cornerstones are designed to help ensure that:

·        We serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and prioritize Coloradans of color.

·        We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.

·        We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce an opening for the position of Technical Operations Manager. With a goal of operational excellence, this position is responsible for efficiency in office operations and the coordination of training for organizational meeting, service and business application tools.   The manager assists with all aspects of technical training including budgets and logistics. The role will also be responsible for WELL management.

Candidates will have a personal commitment and connection with our mission and cornerstones; work well in ambiguity and managing change; and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities of the technology and facilities services team.

Ideal candidates will:

·        Have advanced skills in efficient process management for office operations and office management

·        Have solid proficiency with SharePoint and Microsoft Office Applications

·        Demonstrated experience with databases and/or other service desk systems

·        Basic knowledge of training methodologies and competency assessment

·        Be collaborative minded while excelling as an independent contributor

  • Experienced in delivering learning and training sessions

Qualified candidates must have at a minimum:

·        Associate Degree and one (1) year experience in facility/office management, tech training, or complex office administration. Three-years’ of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

·        Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

·        Advanced process efficiency skills

·        Valid Colorado Driver’s License

  • Demonstrated success handling training schedules and logistics
  • Excellent planning, organizing, and coordination skills
  • Effective communication, presentation, and training skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Proven ability to gather and analyze data and resolve problems

·        While the Foundation works on a hybrid model, members of this team may be required to be onsite when other staff are not and must have 24/7 availability, as needed, for technical emergencies and off-hours maintenance.

It’s an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.6 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The starting range for this non-exempt position is $30.96/hr – $35.62/hr and is eligible for all CHF benefits.  This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel.  The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

How To Apply

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through their professional contributions. Interested candidates may submit their resumes and cover letters on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website (www.coloradohealth.org).

This position closes on December 11, 2022.

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

Durham, NC

Regional Associate Development Director, Duke Alumni Engagement & Development

The Organization

The Regional Development Associate Director in the Major & Leadership Gifts Program is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual prospects at the $100,000 – $5,000,000 level. Regional Development Associate Directors manage portfolios of prospects with multiple University affiliations and philanthropic interests in a regionally organized program.  Specifically, their region will be comprised of Tier two and three geographies within the United States and Canada.  Because these areas have not been the primary focus of fundraisers within Major & Leadership Gifts and across the University, the Regional Development Associate Director is essential to build the major gift pipeline for schools and units as well as university development in these tier two and three geographies.  In addition, Regional Development Associate Directors are responsible for making leadership annual fund solicitations and having preliminary planned giving conversations.

Position Overview
Fundraising

·         Soliciting, cultivating and securing gifts for all schools and units at Duke University, with emphasis on gifts of $100,000 – $5M.

·         Developing and maintaining portfolio of prospects and maintaining active efforts to evaluate prospects identified through fieldwork, screening, and research.

  • Developing, executing and leading strategies for engagement, cultivation and solicitation of single and multi-interest donors,
  • Collaborating actively with fundraising colleagues in schools and units based on the prospects expressed interests.

·         Traveling frequently to his/her assigned region but also integrating the use of virtual technology to conduct meetings.

·         As opportunities become available, traveling with the president, provost, deans and interdisciplinary initiative directors to cultivate and solicit prospects or attend fundraising events, involving top Duke University academicians, leaders and volunteers in fund raising efforts.  In addition to joint travel, making full use of virtual technology to connect prospects in the region with academic leadership, senior administrators, faculty, and development colleagues.

·         Maintaining active communication with development officers throughout the University to inform of travel and visit potential prospects, coordinate prospect activity, collaborate on strategy and make and “take” referrals.

·         Demonstrating decisiveness and sound judgment to predict how a decision will affect individuals and groups in the department or university and developing strategies to build support for the decision.

·         Developing thoughtful stewardship plans for key donors.

Identifying new major gift prospects to add to his/her portfolio and who will support the greatest philanthropic priorities across all University schools and units.

·         Identifying volunteers, encouraging their placement on school or unit boards or other activities and involving University representatives as appropriate.

  • Meeting with Duke prospects identified by PRMA, fieldwork, individual prospecting, and screenings to personally qualify their financial capacity and inclination to make gifts to Duke.
  • Soliciting leadership annual fund gifts for all schools and units at Duke University.

Program

·         Maintaining a robust knowledge of University-wide funding priorities, and a general knowledge of school and unit funding priorities; keeping abreast of institutional and departmental priorities, university programs, personalities and events.

·         Maintaining a working knowledge of Duke’s regional volunteer and prospect base and regional activities.

·         Writing detailed clear and concise contact reports and conduct follow-up communication for individual meetings.

  • Acquiring and maintaining a working knowledge of Duke’s regional volunteer and prospect base and regional activities.
  • Acquiring and maintaining a working knowledge of University-wide funding priorities, and a general knowledge of school and unit funding priorities.
  • Reporting on activity on a regular basis in accordance with the Major & Leadership Gift team standards.

·         Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training

Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program.

Experience

Work requires seven years of experience in alumni affairs, public relations, fund raising, sales and promotions, marketing or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary to administer, coordinate and/or participate in general fund raising activities and proposal development. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Preferred Experience

Five years experience required in alumni affairs, public relations, fundraising, or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary to administer, coordinate, and/or participate in solicitation, including three years of direct fundraising experience.

Skills

·         Ability to think strategically about identifying prospects and connecting donors to Duke.

·         Demonstrated ability to handle multiple fundraising activities simultaneously.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         High level of creativity, initiative, and motivation.

·         Demonstrated ability to handle multiple, complex fundraising activities simultaneously.

·         Must be willing to travel.

·         Ability to plan and implement a fundraising plan for a metropolitan area of strategic importance to Duke University

How To Apply

https://careers.duke.edu/job-invite/220529/

Fully Remote

Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy, Schott Foundation for Public Education

The Organization

Schott is a BIPOC-led public fund that pools philanthropic funding and fuels racial and education justice movements.

Position Overview

Department

Programs and Advocacy

Reports to

President and CEO

Location

Fully Remote

FLSA Status

Exempt

Benefits and Compensation

Schott Foundation offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical and dental coverage, FSA/HRA benefits, vacation and paid holidays, retirement plan with employer contributions after 18-months employment and other benefits. The starting salary is expected to be $165,000-$180,000 annually depending on experience.

Position Overview

The Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy leads all grantmaking and programmatic efforts of Schott, working closely with philanthropic partners, external stakeholders, and grantees to support and cultivate effective campaigns focused on building systems to provide all students an opportunity to learn. The SVP of Programs and Advocacy is a critical leader, visionary, and executive in the achievement of Schott’s goal of a best-in-class social justice philanthropic intermediary that is integrated and intersectional in its approach. The position is responsible for positioning Schott as a leading force for change in aligning philanthropic partners with grantees to effectively respond to national challenges with urgency and impact.

The SVP of Programs and Advocacy is a member of the Foundation’s Leadership Team and leads a team of directors, program officers, associates, and consultants, and works closely with the communications, development, and operations and finance teams.

Responsibilities

Programs and Advocacy Management and Policy Leadership (45%)

  • Provide leadership to the Programs and Advocacy department by executing on the strategic direction and goals of the department and managing team members by establishing annual goals, providing mentorship, ensuring professional development, and conducting performance reviews. Provide programmatic guidance and support for fiscally sponsored projects.
  • Manage day-to-day partnerships related to the Foundation’s stakeholders—which may include other foundations and philanthropic partners, policymakers, labor unions, educational institutions, grassroots organizations and others— to resource systemic campaigns and strategic institutions in targeted localities and states across the country.
  • Serve as social justice policy thought leader and ensure the development of racial equity and racial justice in education policy materials, initiatives, briefings, and convenings in service and support of grantee partners and movement leaders.
  • Manage and oversee the Programs and Advocacy budget, including supervising project-specific budgets and budgets more directly developed and managed by the Opportunity to Learn (OTL) Network Director.
  • Partner with Schott Leadership Team to implement and refine organizational planning that supports the growth and development of a highly integrated organization that uses all its resources for impact.
  • Promote a culture of collaboration, rigor, innovation, respect, and accountability with diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center. Hire, manage, guide, and inspire a program team that works within and across program priorities.

Grantmaking and Grantee Support (10%)

  • Support the growth and maintenance of major philanthropic and advocacy partnerships by advocating for grassroots movement and capacity building in support of grantee partners and increased grantmaking capacity, convening and leading efforts to embed educational justice work into larger social justice movements, and engaging in policy roundtables and working groups focused on equity in public education and related movements.
  • Lead the Foundation’s grantmaking efforts by directly managing the OTL Network Director who is responsible for the day-to-day grantmaking of the Foundation and actively cultivating philanthropic and other partners.
  • Oversee the administration of grants awarded by the Schott Foundation to nonprofit partners, leveraging Schott resources and its role as a philanthropic intermediary to have a measurable impact, particularly related to increasing the power and impact of grassroots organizations and partners.

Development (20%)

  • Work with the CEO and SVP of Advancement to strategically identify and cultivate new donors.
  • Ensure coordination among donor outreach between various programs.
  • Provide presentations to current and prospective donors as needed.
  • Serve as an effective public spokesperson for Schott and raise the visibility of the organization’s work by presenting and writing in diverse forums.
  • Build and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with funder colleagues, grantees, and other key partners to seek opportunity to leverage Schott’s investments.

Grants Management and Evaluation (10%)

  • Oversee a highly efficient and responsive grantmaking process using enhanced grants administration systems, tools, and processes to strengthen the quality and impact of the Foundation’s work, while bringing new efficiency to the work of staff and board and aligning impact with the Foundation’s strategic plan.
  • Ensure a unified vision for program work and a complementary culture of evaluation and learning.
  • Build innovative strategies and frameworks for evaluation of impact. Support and implement decisions about the appropriate type and depth of evaluation and learning at the Foundation, including assessing the capacity needs of the Foundation to achieve these aims in alignment with Schott’s culture and values.

Program Communications and External Relations (10%)

  • Represent the Foundation to external constituencies and participate in high-level programming and discussions with partner organizations, policymakers, labor unions, educational institutions, and grassroots organizations and grantee partners. Support the development of strategic partnerships and collaborations that leverage and extend Schott’s impact.
  • Work closely with the CEO and communications team to elevate the work of grantees and disseminate stories and lessons learned on the impact of program and grantmaking initiatives.
  • Build on the Foundation’s identity as a thought leader in areas of programmatic focus as well as an innovator in social justice philanthropy.
  • Participate in coalitions and develop relationships with allies and other organizations to further advocacy goals and serve as an effective advocate and responsible spokesperson for the Foundation.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)

  • Other duties as assigned by the President and CEO

Qualifications

  • Significant work experience (10+ years) and credibility as a leader and expert working with social justice policy, movement building and/or philanthropy.
  • Experience working in philanthropy and connections to other foundations focused on grantmaking with an emphasis on racial justice and/or educational justice.
  • Deep passion for and commitment to the Foundation’s mission and a track record of driving impact on cross-cutting social justice issues and movement building. A natural disruptor and innovator with the ability to inspire, motivate, generate new ideas, and actualize change programmatically and operationally.
  • Experience working in coalition(s), including developing shared plans, coordinating external and internal communications, and understanding internal political dynamics among partner groups.
  • Experience with both grassroots organizing and grasstops engagement and deployment to mobilize activist networks at the state and/or national levels.
  • Experience providing oversight for both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) campaigns and strategies.
  • Demonstrated success in the area of campaign management, organizing, and/or partnership development. Other social justice-related lobbying, targeted constituent outreach, voter persuasion and turnout, and messaging research experience is a plus.
  • Outstanding organizational, programmatic, and financial management experience, including the ability to move work from concept to implementation and completion.
  • Excellent analytic, writing, and strategic planning skills, and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple, often-conflicting deadlines and ensure timely delivery of high-quality work.
  • Creativity, flexibility, sound judgment, and ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diverse staff, clients, and consultants across varied geographies. A team player who can add value to the Schott team beyond his/her/their area of expertise.
  • Experience developing thoughtful, effective relationships and dialogue with senior leadership and board members.
  • Experience managing organizational transition and development as well as program innovation and learning.
  • A deep network in philanthropy and education is a plus, and a firm understanding of key public policy, research, and movement building efforts in the sector is required; accurate and current knowledge of trends, movements, and developing policy to inform emerging changemaking opportunities.
  • Commitment to creating and reinforcing a transparent, accountable, and mutually respectful work environment.
  • Willingness to travel frequently.
  • A strong sense of passion, purpose, and sense of humor.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree, law degree, or higher preferred.

Travel

The Schott Team currently operates virtually with staff located throughout the United States. This position requires regular travel to participate in various organizational meetings, attend conferences, and otherwise participate in job-related events. The employee is also expected to 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 Schott, 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:

  • Submit a cover letter and detailed resume to jobs@schottfoundation.org. Materials must be attached in one combined PDF including both the cover letter and resume.
  • Your cover letter should speak to your current relationships within philanthropy, your understanding of the funding needs of grassroots organizations focused on education justice, racial justice, or both, and your leadership style.
  • The subject line of your electronic submission must read “SVP of Programs”.

The recruitment is open until filled; however, the priority deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

New York, NY

Accounting Manager, Trickle Up

The Organization

About Trickle Up:

Trickle Up is a global poverty alleviation nonprofit with a mission to partner with women in extreme poverty to build economic opportunity and drive inclusion. In partnership with governments and local, national, and international organizations, we reach underserved women in remote, rural areas with livelihood programming. Together, we equip women with tools and support as they forge their own resilient pathways out of extreme poverty for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Position Overview

The Accounting Manager will be a strategic thought partner and report to the Vice President of Finance and Operations (CFO). This is a tremendous opportunity for a hands-on finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a growing, high-impact global organization with finance and operations staff in three countries. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, execution-oriented financial manager with a commitment to working in a mission-driven organization. The Accounting Manager will lead and develop efforts to support accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, and strategic planning, and will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and financial operations as Trickle Up expands its global operations, enhances its quality programming and builds capacity. This position interfaces with our regional offices in Guatemala and India virtually and with program managers in the United States.

The Accounting Manager will be responsible for oversight of all accounting and reporting operations. This position will lead the day-to-day financial operations of a $7 million budget and supervise a team of one staff member currently located in the United States and multiple staff members across three field offices overseas, including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants accounting. Ensure procedures are optimal to support effective program implementation and conduct successful audits.

Primary Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Provides leadership and support to the overall financial review process including designing presentations and reports, variance analysis, and forecasting future results in conjunction with the Vice President of Finance and Operations and in coordination with various department heads and regions.
  • Manage accounting staff and develop/ implement training programs to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.

Accounting

  • Develop and implement training programs to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Prepare GAAP basis reports, complete with the balance sheet, income statement, indirect cash flow statement, and nonprofit principles of unrestricted and temporarily restricted income and revenues.
  • Manage accounting software package (MIP), including maximizing the system functionality and ensuring data integrity.  Ensure connectivity overseas and that currency modules are implemented and working.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, program budgets, and actual expenditures. Assist in establishing, documenting, and maintaining internal control policies and procedures.
  • Perform reconciliation of development/fundraising reports from the various units, including Individual Learn and Business Development.
  • Liaise externally with Donors, Vendors, Funders, and Banking personnel as required for fiscal matters, including but not limited to following up on receivables, providing information on the status of payments, providing funders with information as required, and communicating with banks.

Audit

  • Prepare and work closely with external auditors to ensure timely completion of all tax returns and other compliance documents, prepare relevant schedules for audit processes, and ensure timely completion of adjusting journal entries.

Grants

  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/ reporting system.
  • Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, program budgets, and actual expenditures. Oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants; to support program operations.
  • Assist Trickle Up’s leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.

Policies & Procedures

  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.

Reporting

  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements; monitor progress.
  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting cycles of the organization in coordination with our external Kiwi (CPA) consultants, including but not limited to, oversight of accounts receivable & payable, general ledger review, and the creation/updating of financial reporting materials.
  • Monitor progress under all financial plans and budgets and keep the senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Monitor grant spending, and monthly allocations, and provide financial grant reports to funders.

Other

  • Oversee the organization’s administration of risk management procedures.
  • Assist with client-requested projects and other ad hoc requests.

Qualifications

Education requirements

  • Minimum of a BA in Accounting or Finance; CPA or MBA preferred

Certification requirements

  • CPA preferred, not required

Experience requirements

  • Seven years of not-for-profit accounting and finance experience
  • Three years of supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and GAAP
  • Grants management experience as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate, and foundation grants. Substantial experience in managing complex foundation and government grants
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing accounting software installations and managing relationships with accounting software vendors and consultants; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Knowledge of MIP Accounting Software for the Cloud or similar accounting systems
  • Experience working with international financial operations and multiple currencies

Behavioral competencies

  • Ability to work with a diverse workforce, with multiple cultural outlooks and local perspectives, some not fully fluent in English
  • Excel at details, manage and organize multiple projects, work independently and as part of a team, and can set priorities.
  • Commitment to recruiting, mentoring, training, and retaining a diverse global team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly.
  • Keen analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills

How To Apply

To Apply: 

To be considered, click the link, and follow the instructions to upload your cover letter and resume. A cover letter is required. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled. We are sorry we are unable to entertain phone calls related to this posting.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which include criminal records checks and other reference-check databases  Trickle Up participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this initiative, as part of the referencing process, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment during employment.  By applying, you confirm your understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Trickle Up requires that employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to visiting or working in a Trickle Up office or conducting any travel or in-person meetings on behalf of our organization. If you are hired for this position, Trickle Up will require proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

Trickle Up is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and extend equal opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC

Chief of People and Culture, Lambda Legal

The Organization

About Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

Since 1973, Lambda Legal has used impact litigation and other advocacy tools to decriminalize same-sex relationships; challenge discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV in the workplace, in the home, in schools, in health care, and in the military; and protect LGBTQ+ families, including by winning and defending marriage equality. Clients are not charged for legal representation or advocacy, and Lambda Legal receives no government funding. Headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.

Lambda Legal believes that serving the full breadth of the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. To be successful, the organization approaches its work with an understanding that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is not the only obstacle to achieving full formal and lived equality for LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV; rather, it recognizes the intersectional nature of discrimination, specifically including biases based on race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, education, and class. In light of this reality, Lambda Legal prioritizes awareness and proactive commitment to counteracting these biases and their compounding effects.

Position Summary

Lambda Legal seeks a Chief of People +Culture (CPC). This executive role is responsible for recognizing the value of everyone in the organization and the organization’s important mission and priorities. The CPC will lead a human resources (HR) team and operation steeped in equity principles, with the goal of moving Lambda Legal toward becoming an anti-racist organization.

This executive leads the team responsible for talent acquisition and pipeline, onboarding, employee relations, performance management, training and development, compensation, and employee benefits in alignment with the organization’s strategic priorities and programmatic vision. This position supports DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging) and internal cultural initiatives and activities and works toward a human resources function rooted in equity. The CPC recognizes that the workplace is stronger when employees bring their whole selves to work and actively creates an environment in which employees feel safe and encouraged to do so.

Essential Job Functions

The Chief of People + Culture reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and works closely with the leadership management team. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the core duties and responsibilities expected of the CPC:

Organizational Effectiveness

  • Aligns HR operations with the organizational strategic plan; creates and implements HR strategy rooted in equity principles
  • Builds strong relationships with each member of the executive team, providing counsel on management concerns and coaching on best practices
  • Analyzes core program effectiveness from a human resources perspective to ensure that staffing is strategic, effective, and equitable
  • Works with COO and Leadership Team to define core values; ensures that core values are a part of daily work and conversation throughout the organization
  • Creates, encourages, and with the Executive Team, leads and maintains a culture of belonging in which all staff are united by vision and driven by mission; Encourages staff to assume responsibility for individual and organizational goals and ensures accountability
  • Develops systems of accountability and transparency in cooperation with the full staff, ensuring staff members have clear support structures and can expect a respectful, equitable, and humane working environment, both in the office and at external worksites
  • Creates and supports programs and initiatives that encourage and boost staff morale, engagement, and achievement consistent with core values, including a program of internal communications to promote productive and respectful exchange
  • Promotes a welcoming and vibrant work environment for both remote and in-office employees
  • Meaningfully engages staff in the development of policies, procedures, initiatives, and more through surveys, working groups, and other opportunities for involvement
  • Conducts employee engagement surveys, analyzes results, and recommends strategic investments to improve the outcome
  • Analyzes performance management structure to ensure equity, reflection of organizational values, and achievement of goals; ensures the organization’s performance standards are specifically defined, clearly communicated, and consistently and fairly applied; stays abreast of performance management best practices
  • Establishes strong rapport with staff via active listening, learning, and responsiveness
  • Devises a system for monitoring organizational turnover rates; makes recommendations aimed at increasing retention of high-performing employees
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws; remains current with changes in human resource and employment law
  • Supports organization-wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging initiatives; shares Lambda Legal’s dedication to building a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Actively participates in management bargaining process and maintains productive rapport with the union

Recruitment, Development, and Training

  • Designs and leads a robust internal and external recruiting structure for all positions in the organization, rooted in equitable talent practices
  • Supports each hiring manager to fill positions with exceptional candidates and reflects organizational values
  • Develops a recruitment pipeline that elevates diversity and equity goals and aligns with organizational programmatic needs
  • Designs and executes a comprehensive onboarding process that will integrate each new hire into the organization, leading to increased retention
  • Develops and oversees a team that coordinates employee recruitment and new staff orientation programs
  • Organizes, leads, and continually enhances organization-wide staff and management training, mentoring, coaching, and leadership development programs. Ensures that managers are fully trained on inclusive and equitable management practices; maintains awareness of staff dynamics and management issues to support training needs as they arise
  • Designs and administers staff retention and recognition/reward programs

Employment, Compensation, and Benefits

  • Provides analysis of Lambda Legal’s compensation structure, recommending revisions where strategically advisable and necessary for equity, including analysis of benefits and executive compensation; conducts regular salary surveys, and develops and maintains compensation guidelines
  • Oversees management and administration of the benefits programs
  • Oversees all aspects of employee relations, including disciplinary process, grievance process, mediation, and supervisory guidance
  • Oversees legal matters related to employee performance, compliance issues, and legal actions and serves as a liaison with counsel
  • Supervises regular review and revision of personnel policies

Qualifications

With the understanding that no one person will offer every desired skill and characteristic outlined below, compelling candidates will offer much of the following:

Education + Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent professional experience is preferred; advanced degree a plus
  • Ten or more years of experience in HR, preferably with five to seven years in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience building and leading an HR team of direct reports
  • Substantial HR experience with employees from the LGBTQ+, BIPOC, disabled, and gender-nonconforming communities
  • Labor relations, collective bargaining, and contract administration experience
  • Experience working within a nonprofit organization

Skills + Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal skills, exceptional communication + presentation skills (both written and spoken); well-developed supervisory, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational, project management, and time management skills required
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with coworkers at and across all levels of the organization and teams, excelling in such an environment
  • Demonstrated success leading teams through periods of change
  • Strong understanding of employee relations in a multi-state environment
  • Proficiency in business and HR systems, inclusive of talent management, time and attendance, and HRIS systems.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred
  • Firm commitment to equity and the mission of Lambda Legal
  • Commitment to serving the people of Lambda Legal as individuals and to helping them succeed alongside the organization
  • Talent for navigating ambiguity, rapid change, and uncertainty; comfortable operating in an environment that can pivot as needed to respond to internal and external priorities
  • A direct and open style; diplomatic approach; confident with complex and sensitive conversations; able to facilitate compromise and achieve consensus
  • Understands dimensions of diversity and how to work within diverse communities; understands the intersection of race and LGBTQ+ identities; understands the complexity of doing this work within systems of inequality
  • Excellent mentor who takes pride in developing team members
  • Compassion and empathy; a “counseling” mentality
  • Independent thinking and personal courage
  • Politically savvy; can maneuver and manage through complex organizational and political issues while being sensitive to personal cultural differences

Lambda Legal believes in creating a more equitable playing field for applicants and values the depth of relevant skills built through lived experience as well as formal educational and professional paths. If you don’t meet all the above qualifications but believe you could excel in this position, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will welcome the opportunity to work in a racially- and gender-diverse environment and to contribute to a positive and inclusive atmosphere. Working at Lambda Legal requires demonstrated awareness, understanding, and commitment to champion the concerns of the breadth of the communities and staff that Lambda Legal serves.

Reporting Relationships

The Chief of People + Culture reports to the Chief Operating Officer and has the following supervisory responsibilities:

  • Human Resource Manager* – Interim in place
  • Recruiter* – vacant

* indicates a direct report

Compensation + Benefits

The salary range for this position is $185,000-$200,000.

A competitive benefits package is provided, including:

  • Medical*, Dental*, Life insurance*, Short- and long-term disability insurance*
  • Vision
  • Pre-tax Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent care account
  • Commuter transit account
  • 403(b) retirement account with a 2% employer contribution plus up to 4% match
  • Substantial vacation (accrue up to 15 days year 1)
  • Three personal, 12 sick days
  • Lambda Legal observes ten holidays per year and is supportive of the observance of religious holidays

* Life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and basic medical and dental are provided at no cost to the employee.

As a reflection of our firm’s commitment to equity and equal pay for all, it is Cooper Coleman’s requirement that salary ranges or salary starting points be published for every search we conduct. The practice of not posting salaries perpetuates the gender and racial wage gap and discriminates against women, people of color, and other historically excluded populations by causing individuals to negotiate from a disadvantaged starting point.

Location

The ideal candidate is located in any of the following major metropolitan areas where Lambda Legal has a regional office:

  • National Headquarters – New York, NY
  • Southern Regional Office – Atlanta, GA
  • Midwest Regional Office – Chicago, IL
  • South Central Regional Office – Dallas, TX
  • Western Regional Office – Los Angeles, CA
  • Washington, DC Office

Travel + COVID Statement

During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel will be minimal. However, some amount of travel (up to 15-20%) will be required in the future. Lambda Legal’s offices have reopened. The health and well-being of our employees and their loved ones are of the utmost importance to us. We follow CDC and Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of employees who work from the office.

EEO + Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Lambda Legal is committed to further building and maintaining a staff that reflects the full range of LGBTQ+, HIV-affected, and allied communities and is an equal-opportunity employer. People of color, transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse people, women, people with abilities in multiple languages, immigrants, people living with HIV, and people living with (or perceived as having) other physical or mental disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Background Checks

Before sending your resume for this position, please read it over for accuracy. Cooper Coleman verifies its candidates’ employment and academic credentials at the time of offer, and our clients frequently conduct background checks before finalizing an offer.​

How To Apply

Submission Instructions (read carefully)

Cooper Coleman is leading this search on behalf of Lambda Legal. To apply, please visit this link (www.coopercoleman.com/lambda-legal-jobs). Inquiries and nominations of qualified candidates can be sent to:

Kathy Kraushar | kathy@coopercoleman.com

Kindly use the position title as the subject line of your email. All inquiries will be held in confidence.

A cover letter is not required with your initial application but is welcomed to help us understand your fitness for this role during our initial evaluation. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to provide a thoughtful letter of interest indicating their specific qualifications for the opportunity, desire to join Lambda Legal, and connection to its mission.

Please note:  Viable candidates for this role are senior-level, experienced, practiced HR professionals. Those invited to advance stages of the interview process may be asked to complete an exercise in which they present responses to a panel. Keep this in mind as you consider exploring this opportunity.

Cooper Coleman LLC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified candidates and will refer candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or identity, age, ability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

Newark, NJ

Senior Vice President, Social Impact, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The Organization

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is seeking candidates for the exciting new position of Senior Vice President, Social Impact.  This leadership role will advance the mission to harness the arts to benefit all communities served by NJPAC and to develop new pathways to share NJPAC’s unique programs.

NJPAC, located in downtown Newark, NJ, is the anchor cultural institution for the state of New Jersey. Since opening its doors in 1997, NJPAC has attracted over 11 million patrons, and reached almost 2 million children and families through its arts education and community engagement programming. As a presenter of world-class performances on its campus and throughout the Northeast, and nationally through broadcast and touring productions, NJPAC is the nation’s most diverse performing arts center in terms of programming, audience and staff.

In its 25th anniversary season, NJPAC is launching the expansion of many facets of its work with the construction of a new home for its arts education and community-driven performing arts programs and state-of-the-industry professional rehearsal studios for the development of new work. This facility, the Cooperman Center, which is slated to open in 2025, will be the cornerstone of a new neighborhood NJPAC is building on its campus that also includes public park spaces, apartments and townhomes, restaurants, retail and cultural venues.

Position Overview

The SVP, Social Impact will oversee three departments:

  • Community Engagement. NJPAC offers 200+ free programs per year at libraries, churches and community spaces throughout Greater Newark, with a focus on literacy, poetry, jazz, film and dance. NJPAC maintains six advisory councils and over 170 engaged partners.  The organization is launching new long-term partnerships with local community organizations in Newark that will increase the reach of these programs, prompt the creation of new offerings, and engage even more community members.
  • Arts Education. NJPAC is the state’s largest provider of arts education, serving more than 100,000 students and families annually.  NJPAC offers student performances on its campus throughout the season, in-school residencies with professional teaching artists, summer and Saturday classes for children and teens, professional development and arts integration training for teachers, and more. NJPAC’s endowed Colton Institute for Training and Research in the Arts supports the department’s initiatives in arts education research, student evaluation, faculty training, and college and career programs. The Cooperman Center will enable a significant expansion of arts education offerings.
  • Arts and Well-being. This new department is charged with developing initiatives that use the arts to improve individual and community health, which includes a first-in-the-nation collaboration between a health insurer, healthcare system and a performing arts center. New research into the intersection of arts and well-being, and best practices for maximizing impact, will be part of this department’s work, as will the creation of new programming.

These departments are engaged in work with overlapping goals and similar partners, and the SVP will enhance cross-department collaboration and unify efforts for maximum impact. The SVP will also build a strong relationship with the Executive Producer and Programming Department to enhance opportunities for mainstage programming to include community and educational offerings.  The SVP will possess deep commitment to and experience in working with diverse communities.

Key Selection Criteria
NJPAC is seeking a creative leader with a vision, who can foster communication, cultivate partnerships, listen, adapt, evaluate, build consensus, advocate passionately, motivate and inspire.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Likely have an advanced degree and at least 10-15 years in a senior leadership position at a nonprofit, or educational or cultural organization. Knowledge of the City of Newark, County of Essex, local government and/or neighboring arts communities is a plus.
  • Believe in the power of the arts to positively impact individuals and communities
  • Be committed to the mission and values of NJPAC
  • Embed values of equity, inclusion, belonging, social justice and sustainability into all programs, policies, processes and practices
  • Have significant experience in effectively leading and managing a large and diverse staff
  • Have an understanding of social-emotional learning, maker theory and creative placemaking/place keeping
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of arts, research and evaluation practices and protocols
  • Be able to imagine, plan, organize and execute cultural programs which integrate the work of all three departments
  • Work efficiently and thoughtfully, both independently and as part of a team, in a high-pressure environment with tight time constraints and deadlines
  • Balance service to the community and NJPAC’s many artistic and cultural partners with prudent management of resources
  • Communicate effectively and clearly with various audiences, including elected officials, City, County, and State government representatives, corporate and community leaders, funders, artists, and members of the public
  • Deep commitment and experience working with diverse communities
  • Demonstrate a track record of driving complex projects and achieving results in the face of ambiguity
  • Successfully manage a $6.5 million operating budget (total budget for three departments combined)

Personal / Professional Attributes

  • Collaborative, approachable and supportive colleague and mentor
  • Adept at building relationships, internally and externally
  • Empathetic listener and communicator, able to clearly articulate vision and lead effective teams
  • Expert at coaching and promoting staff development.
  • Impactful public speaker and representative of the institution
  • Outstanding interpersonal abilities; skilled in assessing employees’ strengths and weaknesses, and helping them recognize and fulfill their potential in a gracious manner
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills; strong project management and talent management experience
  • A self-starter with a results-oriented and productive workstyle, at ease in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment

How To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the contact below.  Please also feel free to reach out to request a copy of the position description or to nominate a candidate for consideration.

Michele Counter
Principal, Nonprofit Practice
DHR Global
Email: njpac_svp@dhrglobal.com

NJPAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Oak Park, IL

Executive Director, Collaboration for Early Childhood

The Organization

Since its beginnings in 2002, the Collaboration for Early Childhood (the Collab) has embraced the vision that all children should arrive at kindergarten safe, healthy, ready to succeed and eager to learn. The Collab’s focus has always been on how much impact the organization could have on the youngest among us in the community.

Position Overview

Since its beginnings in 2002, the Collaboration for Early Childhood (the Collab) has embraced the vision that all children should arrive at kindergarten safe, healthy, ready to succeed and eager to learn. The Collab’s focus has always been on how much impact the organization could have on the youngest among us in the community.

The Executive Director of the Collaboration for Early Childhood will be provided the opportunity to substantially shape the long-term future of this highly accomplished, regionally recognized early education organization with a trusted reputation, dedicated staff and an engaged Board of Directors. Specifically, the Executive Director will be charged with taking the organization into its next phase of organizational life.

The Collab’s next Executive Director will have the opportunity to leverage the organization’s expanded influence and funding, potentially beyond the state of Illinois. The Executive Director will enhance the organization’s advocacy profile and will help shape a policy agenda for early learning. He/She/They will help expand the organization’s opportunities for revenue generation, diversification, and strategic partnerships. Most significantly, the Collab will continue to serve as one of the state’s primary thought leaders in early childhood education.

This next leader will continue to deepen relationships with the local schools, PTOs, Village management, the business community and healthcare providers. The ED will help move the organization towards being a more professionalized, mature nonprofit by continuing to support the Board and their goal to transition from being a working board (doing) to a governing board (vision, oversight).

The chief executive will be supported by a motivated, dedicated 14-member board seeking to build upon a strong foundation and advance our effectiveness, impact and influence with ambition. The budget for 2023 is $1.9 million.

The Collab has been thoughtful about their organizational journey around diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility through the lens of early childhood education. There is an ever-growing appreciation for health equity, racial justice and the new conversations and collaborations that may bring new opportunities and deeper impact.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides leadership and direction in fulfilling and advancing the vision, mission, values and goals of the Collaboration. The Executive Director is responsible for leading the Collab in achieving its operational and strategic goals including successful performance on the Contract for Services with the Village of Oak Park and School Districts 97 and 200; donor development and grant seeking; program development and operations; fiscal management; board relations; human capital management; data collection and analysis; and administrative matters.

The next Executive Director will be an experienced, visionary leader with progressive leadership experience and a passion for the unique mission and vision of the Collaboration for Early Childhood. This person will bring to the Collaboration demonstrated accomplishments in working successfully and respectfully in racially, ethnically and economically diverse settings to achieve practices and partnerships that dismantle structural inequities and increase inclusion.

He/She/They will have prior management experience, preferably in nonprofit management and/or collective impact leadership, and will have analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills that support sound decision-making.  Strong business, financial and organizational knowledge will be evidenced by a proven ability to set clear priorities, delegate and guide the investment of human and other resources to help achieve goals.

The minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, though a master’s or advanced degree is preferred.  Evidence of continuing education, certification and executive level training is desirable.

The salary range for this position is between $120,000 and $140,000 and will be commensurable with experience. The Collab offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to 12 paid holidays, vacation days and group health insurance, as well as a retirement plan.

It is the policy of the Collaboration to afford equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, religion, marital status, disability, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, order of protection status, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. This policy of equal employment applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to: initial consideration for employment; job placement and assignment of responsibilities; performance evaluation; promotion and advancement; compensation and fringe benefits; training and professional development opportunities; formulation and application of human resource policies and rules; facility and service accessibility; and discipline and termination.

TO APPLY

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please send a current resume and letter of interest to https://bit.ly/3tBKpLu (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

Palo Alto, CA

Operations Associate, Marine Conservation Initiative, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Organization

Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations.  Guided by this vision and the Statement of Founders’ Intent, we foster path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Each day we strive to make a significant and positive impact on the world. Together, we work tirelessly to honor the vision of our founders and serve as stewards of the resources they entrusted to us. We establish specific strategies based on input from experts, identify partners who share our goals, and measure results along the way—all while making adjustments as needed. We build relationships and fund work in areas where we hope to make a significant impact. We’re okay with failing, as long as we learn from our mistakes. And we know that working together expands our ability to drive meaningful change.

We believe there can be no truly lasting change for the good if that change is not just and widely shared. Comprehending and incorporating values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in pursuing goals and refining strategies is vital to achieving our desired outcomes. These values weave through what we do and drive how we operate.

Position Overview

Operations Associate, Marine Conservation Initiative

The Marine Conservation Initiative (MCI) works to achieve healthy and resilient marine ecosystems in North America that support sustainable uses over the long-term, including food, jobs and recreation. MCI’s grantees protect key habitats, improve fisheries through science-based management, and help defend or establish policies and other conditions required to achieve and maintain conservation gains. We focus our work in priority ocean geographies – the U.S. and Canadian Arctic and British Columbia – as well as on establishing enabling conditions to achieve durable conservation outcomes.

Operationally, MCI deploys over $20 million annually in over 100 active grants and maintains a discretionary operations budget of approximately $400,000. The initiative is authorized through 2024 and will conduct an external evaluation and strategic planning effort during 2023 and 2024. For more information please visit: Marine Conservation Initiative.

Position Summary

The Operations Associate provides coordination and administrative support for program staff and is accountable for enabling effective operations throughout the full cycle of grant development and grant management and in other key internal processes, which include management of operating and grantmaking budgets, monitoring and evaluation, external evaluations, initiative strategic planning, and other needs (e.g., submission of reports and other information to the Board of Trustees). The Operations Associate may also be asked to represent MCI on working groups in the Environmental Conservation Program or for the larger foundation.

Our ideal candidate will have deep experience in administration and project management. Candidates are not expected to have extensive experience in all areas listed in the job posting.  This role reports to the Program Director, with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Environmental Conservation Program Manager on operational and financial management. The Operations Associate works closely with others in the Environmental Conservation Program and across the foundation.

This position is based at our main office in Palo Alto, CA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, foundation offices are temporarily closed until at least January 9, 2023, and work will initially occur remotely. Once our offices reopen, the foundation will shift to hybrid working arrangements; and all employees will work a minimum of eight days per month in their designated office location.

Primary Responsibilities

Initiative Team Operations:

  • Track Initiative operating budget and grantmaking allocations, ensuring informed financial decisions of the Program Director and regular coordination with the Program Officers and Program Manager.
  • Develop and implement templates, timelines, analyses, and processes to support and enhance initiative operations, particularly grant submissions, internal deadlines, team deliverables, initiative spending, and management of active grants. Use good judgment, with understanding of context, to identify priorities and strengthen team operations.
  • Manage internal team processes ensuring that tasks and responsibilities are clear, and deadlines are met.
  • Facilitate team coordination, work plans, internal functional relationships, knowledge management, and tracking and accountability of action items.
  • Support MCI team meetings by drafting and maintaining agendas; taking and distributing meeting notes, action items, and synthesis documents; and coordinating follow-up with individuals and teams.
  • Collaborate with the Program Director and Program Officers in the formulation and implementation of team processes and, with the Program Manager and other Environmental Conservation Program Operations Associates, in the development and implementation of program-wide processes (e.g., grant submission flow, grant sign-off, grant document templates).
  • Track and manage priorities within multiple work-streams to support the Program Director’s decision-making, the Program Manager’s oversight of program operations, and the Program Officers’ grant development processes – including data collection and entry, deadline tracking, and grant-requirement follow-up.
  • Edit written materials and provide recommendations for clarity on initiative documents for internal and external audiences.
  • On occasion, provide additional support or serve as backup for the Administrative Assistant in planning and coordinating internal or external meetings, events, and other convenings.
  • Contribute to, and participate in, the foundation’s cross-program activities and projects as needed.

Grants Operations:

  • Ensure effective and efficient day-to-day grant development and management by facilitating grant development tasks, managing active grant records and requirements, tracking payments, preparing and sending reporting templates to grantees, and responding to communications with grantees and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the grant submission processes for the Program Director and Program Officers, ensuring high quality, consistent, timely, and appropriate products for decision-makers.
  • Edit draft grant materials, review grant budgets, and help prepare new grants for submission.
  • Support the Program Director and Program Officers with active grant records, create templates and monitor narrative and financial grant reports and grant payments.
  • Exercise judgment within defined internal grant procedures and practices to determine appropriate courses of action. Serve as key internal contact for MCI, solving problems and consulting with Grants Administration and Program Manager as needed.
  • Manage expenditure-responsibility and equivalency-determination requirements, working with grantees, foundation legal staff, and Grants Administration.
  • Communicate with grantees regarding procedures and grantee relationship management.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s and/or bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.A.) preferred.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience preferred with proven experience in administration, program coordination, and/or project management.

Desired Competencies

  • Excellent project management and analytical skills.
  • Diligent attention to detail.
  • Ability to think critically and provide practical solutions based on thorough analysis in the face of real-time issues.
  • Interest in and ability to obtain knowledge in marine conservation, philanthropy, and other fields.
  • Willingness to ask for help and identify appropriate resources to accomplish tasks, when necessary.
  • Strong team orientation, positive attitude, integrity, self-motivation, discipline, and reliability.
  • Proficiency with office productivity software (e.g., MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (e.g., copy editing, drafting memoranda and reports, preparing PowerPoint presentations, taking and distributing meeting notes, and exchanging correspondence with external contacts).
  • Experience developing, managing, and reviewing budgets.
  • Ability to work independently, self-manage priorities and goals for projects, anticipate needs, meet deadlines, and multi-task while working well under pressure.
  • Ability to track action items and accountabilities with a team that works remotely.
  • Willingness to support and promote the foundation and colleagues through commitment to the foundation’s goals for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Attributes
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes that describe how we at the foundation strive to do our work with each other and our partners.

  • Committed to Excellence – We bring our best to all we do.
  • Passionate – Inspired by the vision of our founders, we are passionate about our work.
  • Collegial – We are part of a team striving toward common goals.
  • Open and Honest – We act with integrity, putting the good of the foundation first.
  • Humble and Self-Aware – Emulating our founders, we bring a sense of humility to our work.

Compensation and Benefits

The Moore Foundation provides a generous total compensation package that includes a competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits to support your life, health, and well-being.

The salary range for this position starts at $74,580 per year. Offers are based on the candidate’s years of experience and our practice of upholding salary equity within the foundation.

Health benefits include employer-paid options for medical insurance and employer-paid dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents; an employee assistance program; employer-paid disability, business travel, and life insurance benefits; paid parental leave; and pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and child care expenses.

Other benefits include 6 weeks of paid time off per year of employment and 10 paid holidays; 401(k) retirement savings plan with a foundation contribution of up to 10% and a Roth 401(k) option; matching gifts program for qualifying charitable contributions; hybrid work arrangement; commuter benefits program; tuition assistance; and professional development opportunities.

How To Apply

Application Process

To apply, please visit our careers page at https://jobapply.page.link/NZpmZ to submit your cover letter, resume and application.

The Moore Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of applicants. We depend on individuals who possess varied skills, perspectives and expertise. We seek to recognize many forms of excellence in candidates, attract individuals with varied identities and backgrounds, and enable all employees to feel they belong and can contribute to the mission of the Moore Foundation.

We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or on any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We also do not discriminate based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics.

The foundation is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its programs, and operations. As part of this commitment, the foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact hr@moore.org.  A request for an accommodation will be responded to within three business days. However, non-disability related requests, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the ordinance.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

COVID-19

The Moore Foundation requires that all employees are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations as defined by the CDC, except as required by law. Any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you are up to date per the CDC definition (which is subject to change over time), subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Palo Alto, CA

Executive Director, Yellow Chair Foundation

The Organization

Founded 22 years ago, Yellow Chair Foundation (YCF) is a Palo Alto-based family foundation that funds local, national and global organizations tackling problems at their roots, and shifting systems toward a more equitable and just future. The foundation works in the areas of climate change solutions, educational equity, civil liberties, and maternal health. Yellow Chair Foundation’s grantmaking and the family’s other philanthropic work have totaled more than $290 million to date.

Position Overview

Yellow Chair Foundation seeks an Executive Director who will be a dynamic leader with a strong equity lens and strong operational skills to guide this private family foundation in executing its mission and implementing foundation policies and programs globally.

How To Apply

Yellow Chair Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/YCF_ED_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.

Palo Alto, CA

Executive Director, Yellow Chair Foundation

The Organization

Founded 22 years ago, Yellow Chair Foundation (YCF) is a Palo Alto-based family foundation that funds local, national and global organizations tackling problems at their roots, and shifting systems toward a more equitable and just future. The foundation works in the areas of climate change solutions, educational equity, civil liberties, and maternal health. Yellow Chair Foundation’s grantmaking and the family’s other philanthropic work have totaled more than $290 million to date.

Position Overview

Yellow Chair Foundation seeks an Executive Director who will be a dynamic leader with a strong equity lens and strong operational skills to guide this private family foundation in executing its mission and implementing foundation policies and programs globally.

How To Apply

Yellow Chair Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/YCF_ED_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.

Philadelphia, PA

Major Gifts Officer - Executive - Wharton External Affairs (Hybrid Eligible), University of Pennsylvania

The Organization

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn’s vaccine requirements, visit the https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/ for the latest information.

Position Overview

Posted Job Title

Major Gifts Officer – Executive – Wharton External Affairs (Hybrid Eligible)

Job Profile Title

Major Gifts Officer/Executive Level

Job Description Summary

Wharton External Affairs engages alumni and friends in meaningful, lifelong relationships with the School, sustaining and strengthening a culture of giving that creates positive impact among students and communities worldwide. Four distinct teams within External Affairs – Operations, Development, Alumni Relations, and Communications – work collaboratively across the School and the University to secure philanthropic commitments that empower teaching and learning, research, and dynamic programs that comprise a leading global business education. Wharton celebrates diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among its esteemed students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Job Description

The Regional Director, International Relations reports to the Senior Director of International Relations and manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a major gifts prospect pool of up to 250 people capable of making gifts of $250,000 or more, from multiple countries. In addition, this position actively participates as a liaison to Wharton’s international executive advisory boards in the assigned regions and identifies, engages and solicits prospects for Wharton executive boards membership. This position also assumes significant fundraising/sponsorship solicitations and takes a joint leadership role managing volunteer committees for the Wharton Global Forums in the assigned regions. This position represents Wharton External Affairs and the Wharton School in international markets and requires extensive travel, as much as 2-3 weeks at a time.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree and 7 to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

• Five to seven years of fundraising experience – or a comparable, transferable skillset – with demonstrated ability to cultivate, solicit, and close major gifts.

• Proven experience and success in strategizing and leading the solicitation of five- and six-figure gifts from high-net-worth individuals.

• Demonstrated track record of fundraising success in a fast-paced, complex institution.

• Demonstrated success in collaborating with senior management, school leadership, faculty and staff to advance a high-level philanthropic program.

• Maturity and diplomacy to navigate relationships with the cultural fluency, interpersonal, and networking skills necessary to build relationships with external (donors, prospects, board members, volunteers, friends) and internal constituents (deans, faculty, staff, colleagues).

• Proactive approach that takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and forge new ones.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve both engagement and revenue goals.

• Ability to manage multiple priority projects at once with ease and efficiency.

• Resourceful and collaborates with colleagues and external constituents at all levels.

• Superior verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

• Excellent attention to detail; strong organizational skills and ability to plan.

• Proficient in SalesForce, or a similar relationship management solution, Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

• Ability to travel extensively domestically and internationally, and for extended periods; a valid passport is required.

Job Location – City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hybrid Eligible – This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$74,476.00 – $117,086.00

Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family’s health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

Tuition: Take advantage of Penn’s exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.

Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn’s Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.

Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.

Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you’re newly hired, you won’t have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.

Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That’s why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.

Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.

University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University’s libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There’s always something going on at Penn, whether it’s a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you’re right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.

Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you’ll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.

Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.

Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.

Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3618636

Quincy, MA

President & Chief Executive Officer, Nellie Mae Education Foundation

The Organization

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) seeks a visionary, strategic, and transformational leader as its next President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Headquartered in Quincy, MA, and the largest philanthropy in New England dedicated exclusively to education, NMEF has assets in excess of $500 million and a staff of 18 committed to ensuring that all New England youth have access to excellent and equitable public education that prepares them to succeed and thrive.

Position Overview

The CEO will serve as a major philanthropic thought leader on education equity and justice, significantly supporting a strategy to build sustainable resources for a regional education justice infrastructure that supports school and system transformation. Working with the Board of Directors and senior management, the CEO will provide strategic and organizational leadership for NMEF, ensuring operational alignment with the strategic plan. Importantly, the CEO will think systemically about NMEF’s role in determining the ideal balance of achieving direct impact through grant making and influencing, networking, and convening to magnify the power and funding capacity of NMEF to support schools and system transformation.

The successful candidate will be a passionate, energetic, and innovative leader who possesses the following:

  • Substantial professional experience in a strategic leadership position with a deep understanding of education systems;
  • Formal academic preparation, including a bachelor’s degree or higher, along with higher level training and/or certification in fields related to education, philanthropy, and/or nonprofit management, or demonstrable lived experience commensurate with leading an organization of the size and complexity of NMEF;
  • Strong background in education research, policy, and practice and an understanding of the dynamics of education organizing and advocacy;
  • Experience in racial equity policies and demonstrated success in advancing change in this space;
  • Ability to develop substantive partnerships and build relationships with a wide variety of leaders from diverse backgrounds including grantees, community leaders, and other philanthropic organizations;
  • A record of innovative leadership and a demonstrated commitment to place-based philanthropic strategies; and
  • A successful track record in leading nonprofit organizations and collaborating with non-profit boards, and skilled at identifying, recruiting, and engaging board members, senior staff, and community members.

The annual salary for this role will be based on a range, starting at $425,000 and commensurate with the successful candidate’s skills and experience. NMEF provides health care, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a flexible paid time off policy.

We strongly encourage applications from traditionally marginalized groups — including people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and other marginalized communities – as we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do.

How To Apply

Nellie Mae Education Foundation has retained Diversified Search Group to assist in this recruitment. To express your interest in this role, please submit your materials here. Nominations may be submitted by email to NMEFCEO@divsearch.com. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. The full position description can be viewed at https://diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/president-and-ceo-nellie-mae-education-foundation/  For best consideration, please submit all applications, nominations, and inquiries by January 9, 2023.

Remote

VP of Development, Merit America

The Organization

The American economy is broken. Today 53 million working adults–nearly half of the U.S. workforce–do not earn a living wage. And these talented workers have few options to advance: college is too long and expensive, full-time bootcamp programs don’t offer enough flexibility, and online courses don’t have the structure or support to translate learning into a new career. The result? Talented workers, disproportionately people of color and women, get stuck in low-wage roles with no way to build a better life for themselves and their families.

The American economy is broken. Today 53 million working adults–nearly half of the U.S. workforce–do not earn a living wage. And these talented workers have few options to advance: college is too long and expensive, full-time bootcamp programs don’t offer enough flexibility, and online courses don’t have the structure or support to translate learning into a new career. The result? Talented workers, disproportionately people of color and women, get stuck in low-wage roles with no way to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Merit America is a national nonprofit that creates pathways to family-sustaining careers for Americans without college degrees, stuck in low-wage work. Our fast, flexible solutions are built for working adults: we start by analyzing tens of millions of job postings to identify in-demand, high-paying tech careers, and then work with industry-recognized partners to train for these roles with part-time programs that combine flexible online learning with best-in-class coaching. Finally, we work with a broad constellation of local and national employers like JPMorgan Chase and Infosys to place learners into higher-earning, family-sustaining jobs, driving an average wage gain of $19k. Merit America is on a mission to build a scalable pathway for workers to join the middle class through merit, not money. We’re on track to generate $1B in wage gains by 2024.

Position Overview

We are excited to bring on a uniquely talented, senior leader to oversee our development function and partner with us to achieve our future growth. The VP of Development will report to our Chief Business Officer and work closely with the CBO and co-CEOs to develop and implement our fundraising strategy, build our development team, and close $30M+ in funding in 2023.

This leader will build their team, including hiring direct reports to focus on:

We are excited to bring on a uniquely talented, senior leader to oversee our development function and partner with us to achieve our future growth. The VP of Development will report to our Chief Business Officer and work closely with the CBO and co-CEOs to develop and implement our fundraising strategy, build our development team, and close $30M+ in funding in 2023.

This leader will build their team, including hiring direct reports to focus on:

  • Corporate Philanthropy (Corporate Partnerships, Corporate Foundations, Matching Gifts, Workplace Giving)  we have a strong track record of working with the largest corporate funders in our space: Google.Org, Walmart.Org, Ascendium, etc.
  • Institutional Foundations – we anticipate building strong and lasting relationships with major funders; the role requires  stewarding key partners like Blue Meridian Partners, ECMC, Strada, and others
  • Individual Giving (High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), Private Family Foundations, Community Foundations, Family Offices) – though nascent for Merit America, individual giving is expected to offer the strongest future potential to drive impact. We seek a seasoned professional with a strong track record of developing and leading individual giving functions, carrying a portfolio personally, and managing a team of front-line individual giving officers
  • Government Funds (Local, State, Federal) – we’ve had successful pilots with government grants (e.g. partnerships with the state of CT and city of Sacramento) and see opportunities to expand our presence to take advantage of large-scale opportunities such as the Good Jobs Challenge from the Department of Commerce (which we actively developed alongside policy makers)

How To Apply

To view additional details about the role and organization and to apply, please use this link.

St Paul MN

Program Operations Director, Bush Foundation

The Organization

About the Bush Foundation

Archibald G. Bush believed that “wealth should be used for the benefit of all humanity.” This belief led Archie, a 3M executive, and his wife Edyth to establish the Bush Foundation in 1953. Since then, the Bush Foundation has granted more than $1.2 billion to individuals and organizations working to do good.

 

The Bush Foundation Approach

We inspire and support creative problem solving – within and across sectors – to make our region better for everyone. Everything we do is to advance this purpose. It is what ties all our work together.

We invest in great ideas and the people who power them in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share this geography. This is both our tagline and our strategy to advance our purpose.

We work through open grantmaking programs to support organizations and people who think bigger and think differently about solutions to problems in their communities to:

·       Develop, test and spread great ideas that will make the region better for everyone

·       Inspire, equip and connect people to more effectively lead change

Position Overview

The Program Operations Director Role

The Program Operations Director provides Foundation-wide leadership, coordination and expertise in grantmaking processes, grants administration and technology. They are responsible for ensuring that our grantmaking processes and practices are aligned with the Foundation’s operating values and are simple, supportive, strategic and advance equity. Leading a six-person team, they provide strategic and day-to-day leadership of grants management and administration, program operations and technology.

Core Responsibilities & Key Relationships

Grants Administration

Promotes Foundation-wide understanding and adoption of effective grantmaking practices, including staying on top of and contributing to best practices and innovations in the field.

Oversees grants administration at the Foundation through all stages of the grantmaking process in close collaboration with the Grants Administrator and other Program Operations team members.

Reviews and approves all Foundation grants and program-related investments (PRIs), as well as all grant and program-related investment payments to ensure compliance with legal requirements and best practices.

Consults with and supports staff across the organization in identifying and working through technical questions on grant design and implementation. The Program Operations Director plays a key role in problem-solving and working through technical issues on investments that are particularly complex or unique or have implications beyond a single investment.

Consults with outside legal counsel as needed to accomplish this work effectively.

Program Operations

Provides leadership and support to staff across the Foundation on a wide range of program design and implementation questions. This work is done in close collaboration with Program Operations Officers as well as Grantmaking, Learning & Evaluation and Communications team members.

Supports Program Operations team members in resolving a wide range of technical, strategic and process issues.

Works with Program Operations staff on tools and processes – such as dashboards, program calendars, etc. – that illustrate, anticipate and address operational and capacity tension points.

Key consultant and collaborative decision-maker on Foundation membership and funder collaborative grants.

Takes a big picture view in seeing the range of issues, questions and concerns that the Program Operations staff manage in their work with individual programs and activities. Proposes changes to process, training and workflow that would support effective org-wide partnerships, productive internal practices and great grantmaking.

Technology & Data Leadership

In partnership with the IT Administrator, leads the information technology strategy (including hardware, software, online tools) to ensure effective operations and to create culture and practice that optimizes the functionality and utility of the Foundation’s tools.

Serves as a key leader and resource on strategy and practice related to data protocols, data collection, data analysis and data extraction.

Provides strategic leadership to the Foundation’s team of data experts (made up of the Grants Administrator and two Learning & Evaluation Managers) so that the Foundation’s data collection and data reporting meet our goals for transparency, high quality analysis and equity. This includes providing guidance and direction to ensure that reports prepared for the public, staff and board illustrate and analyze key trends and issues accurately and effectively.

Team and Organization-wide Leadership

Supervises the six-member Program Operations team to ensure a positive and collaborative environment resulting in a high performance and continuous improvement culture that helps to support and develop team members to succeed individually and as a team.

Oversees and manages the budgets for program operations, IT, staff and board donor advised funds and all individual grant recommendations for our donor advised funds.

Plays a key role in organization-wide work to prioritize and manage key projects and work cycles, including our program prioritization process, program calendar and planning for the weekly org-wide meetings.

Serves as part of Management Team and in other cross-organization roles and groups to ensure organization-wide alignment on strategic direction and operations.

Represents the Foundation in relevant convenings and professional organizations, adding to knowledge and expertise in the sector.

Key Qualifications and Experience

Required

Experienced leader. We’re looking for someone with significant experience – likely at least seven years – successfully leading and managing complex projects, working across teams, divisions, departments in fluid and dynamic settings. The issues that bubble up to this role usually have a mix of strategic, technical, operational and people elements and so the next Program Operations Director needs to be comfortable and effective in managing multi-dimensional issues.

Grants professional. We need significant experience with and comprehensive understanding of grants administration processes and tools and current issues and trends in the grants management field. The Foundation strives to be creative and expansive in how and what we fund and the Program Operations Director is a critical partner in making that work. Commitment and interest to developing and spreading best practices in grantmaking, both internally and externally.

Great supervisor. The Program Operations team is highly capable and self-directed. We’re looking for someone who is a terrific supervisor, with experience supporting and developing talented colleagues to succeed individually and as a team.

Equity champion. The Program Operations Director must have a strong commitment to equity and anti-racism work, with experience leading inclusively and equitably, and applying that experience and expertise to all decisions both directly related to program operations and not.

Creative problem-solver. Demonstrated aptitude for designing and supporting innovative process and technical solutions to address the Foundation’s grantmaking, date and operational goals. Is responsive and able to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines.

Values-driven leader. Demonstrates integrity, sound judgement, positivity in their daily work with effective and adaptable communication and interpersonal skills. Strong problem-solving abilities and comfortable working at both strategic and operational levels.

Collaborative partner: Is good at building trusting relationships and able to work well with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

 Other desirable experiences and skills

Experience with foundation Connect, Salesforce or similar complex databases as an end user or administrator would be a significant plus.

Knowledge of the funding region or focus for the Foundation’s work or programmatic investments.

Understanding of IRS rules and regulations governing private foundations, grantmaking and related activity.

How To Apply

Program Operations Director

We’re looking for an experienced, strategic, mission-focused and process-minded person to join the
Bush Foundation as our next Program Operations Director. The right person is both technically inclined
and big picture focused, who jumps at the chance to collaborate and discuss options while also being
ready to move forward with a decision when the time is right.

Read the position description to learn more.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Talent@BushFoundation.org and include Program Operations Director: [your name] in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, December 28. We encourage and appreciate early applications!

The Bush Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Troy, MI

Executive Assistant to the President, 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

This position provides administrative support and project-based assistance to the President and the Director of the Executive Office. This position is responsible for effective handling of the President’s schedule, as well as coordinating and executing administrative functions for the President and the Executive Office, including travel, expense reporting, and budget monitoring, and proficiently handling documents and tasks for optimal organization. This position is also responsible for administrative support to Trustees as it relates to the Foundation’s work, and interacts regularly with representatives of the local community, national partners, and public, private, and nonprofit leaders. This position reports to the Director of the Executive Office.

 

Primary responsibilities

 

Scheduling and Calendar Management

·       Organizes and maintains a complex, multi-calendar schedule of meetings, speaking engagements and events across various time zones.

·       Performs and manages scheduling for internal and external meetings and convenings: coordinates calendars, assembles meeting materials, makes meal arrangements, and confirms appointments for the department.

·       Serves as first point of contact and coordinates with internal/external colleagues for annual calendars, meetings, projects, etc.

·       Schedules and supports board and board committee meetings.

Travel and Logistics

·       Arranges domestic and international business travel, including airfare bookings, lodging accommodations, transportation services, translation services and creates detailed itineraries for Executive Office staff, while effectively addressing contingencies and last-minute changes.

Board of Trustees Activities

·       Serves as administrative contact for Trustees, arranging travel, including airfare bookings, lodging accommodations, transportation services and itineraries for foundation events.

·       Assists with annual Trustee Conflict of Interest process.

·       Works with trustee assistants for scheduling and expense reporting.

·       Schedules and supports all board and committee meetings.

·       Produces quarterly board book and is the co-administrator for Board Effect portal.

Internal Operations

·       Assists with program department budget tracking.

·       Prepares expense reports, completes internal forms for consulting contracts, invoices, and resolves discrepancies with finance.

·       Is responsive to emails/texts/calls in a timely fashion.

·       Prepares correspondence, proofreads memos, creates charts, excel spreadsheets, and manages contacts and distribution lists.

·       Completes special research projects and prepares written reports as assigned.

·       Prepares mailings and shipment of materials, opens and distributes department mail.

·       Provides coordination for special events and meetings that involve the entire Foundation staff.

·       Screens incoming calls, takes and delivers messages, responds to requests, refers calls to the appropriate staff, and follows up as necessary.

External Engagement

·       Interacts regularly with local and national business, government, and non-profit leaders

·       Represents the foundation externally (orally and in writing) in a highly professional and customer service focused manner.

Other Duties

·       Completes filing, document management and special projects as requested.

·       Performs other duties as assigned.

·       Displays a strong commitment to the foundation’s mission and values. and demonstrates that commitment in daily interactions.

 

Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree including course work in business communications, office management, or related areas or commensurate work experience.

·       Five years of professional administrative office experience. Experience supporting C-Level executives is preferred.

·       Demonstrated exceptional organizational skills and superior attention to detail.

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

·       Proven experience with advanced features of Microsoft Office suite of products and other software essential to accomplishing the work of this position.

·       Proven experience and skill with calendar management and travel arrangements.

·       Demonstrated ability to proofread and meticulously review documents for accuracy, noting errors such as punctuation, spelling, and word usage.

·       Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, practice discretion, and work effectively with sensitive information.

·       Demonstrated commitment to learning, and willingness to give and receive feedback.

·       Ability to be proactive and self-directed, must be solutions-oriented and possess sound judgment.

·       Demonstrated commitment to producing high quality work while displaying a consistently collaborative and cooperative work style.

·       Demonstrated highly professional, customer service focused interaction (orally and in writing); excellent communicator able to interact with people at all levels in a confident, polished manner

·       Demonstrated comfort in a high performing, fast-paced work environment, and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

·       Demonstrated comfort with change and changing priorities.

·       Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks in a heavy workload.

·       Proven ability to be self-directed and make sound judgment calls when needed.

·       A strong commitment to the foundation’s mission and values.

 

The Kresge Foundation COVID -19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be “up to date” on the COVID-19 vaccination. The Foundation defines “up to date” as having received two primary doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna vaccine or one primary dose of the J&J vaccine and any booster dose(s) when eligible. Proof of vaccination must be provided on the first day of employment. If you believe you need a disability or religious accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding the vaccination policy, you are responsible for requesting an accommodation on your first day of employment by notifying Human Resources. Employment will be contingent upon the outcome of the accommodation review process.

 

The application deadline for this position is Midnight EST on December 4, 2022.

 

This position currently has a hybrid schedule with remote work from home up to 3 days per week.

Kresge is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer 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.

How To Apply

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=87274f4c-cc7a-4ce9-97ab-d86186933f96&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=878319&source=CC2&lang=en_US

Troy, MI

Staff Accountant, 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 Staff Accountant is responsible for providing support to the Finance Department.  This position maintains and controls the general ledger accounts and transactions of the organization, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records. This position supports the Deputy CFO and Controller, Finance team and other internal staff.

Primary responsibilities

·       Review and process accounts payable, expense reports, grants and matching gifts while maintaining accurate vendor information.

·       Process corporate credit card payments and review receipts submitted by cardholders on a monthly basis.

·       Process weekly deposits and post monthly cash entries.

·       Process monthly café charges, reconcile café ticket purchases and post monthly entries.

·       Perform monthly program-related investment transaction posting and reconciling.

·       Record assets in the fixed asset system, reconcile and maintain fixed asset inventory schedules.

·       Perform general account analysis and reconciliations.

·       Perform monthly and annual accruals, amortization of prepaid expenses and recording of adjusting and reclassification journal entries as required.

·       Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting.

·       Prepare supporting schedules for the audit, budget and tax return.

·       Prepare and file 1099’s.  Respond to inquiries and notices accordingly.

·       Secure and maintain various record keeping documents.

·       Develop and maintain job role specific accounting policies and procedures.

·       Perform other duties as assigned.

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

 

Qualifications

·       BA/BS degree in accounting or finance required; Master’s preferred.

·       Two-five years of accounting experience, preferred.

·       Experience with information systems and data visualization, preferred.

·       Knowledge of accounting principles and excellent verbal and written skills.

·       Working knowledge of PC-based accounting software and Microsoft Office Suites.

·       Knowledge and experience working with accounting software, Great Plains preferred.

·       Advanced skill level with Excel.

·       Solid technical, analytical, organizational and planning skills with excellent attention to detail.

·       Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.

·       Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in engaging the cooperation of others.

·       Displays a consistently collaborative and cooperative work style.

The Kresge Foundation COVID -19 Vaccination Policy requires all employees to be “up to date” on the COVID-19 vaccination. The Foundation defines “up to date” as having received two primary doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna vaccine or one primary dose of the J&J vaccine and any booster dose(s) when eligible. Proof of vaccination must be provided on the first day of employment. If you believe you need a disability or religious accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act regarding the vaccination policy, you are responsible for requesting an accommodation on your first day of employment by notifying Human Resources. Employment will be contingent upon the outcome of the accommodation review process.

 

The application deadline for this position is Midnight EST on December 4, 2022.

 

This position currently has a hybrid schedule with remote work from home up to 3 days per week.

Kresge is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer 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.

How To Apply

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=87274f4c-cc7a-4ce9-97ab-d86186933f96&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=878235&source=CC2&lang=en_US

Tysons, VA

Operations Asoociate, Weissberg Foundation

About the Organization

Founded in 1988 and based in Virginia, the Weissberg Foundation is a family foundation deeply rooted in the vision, values, and experience of its founder, Marvin Weissberg. The Foundation supports organizations and efforts building power of those most negatively impacted by racism.  We envision a world that recognizes inequities and actively seeks to dismantle structural racism by continuously building access, opportunity, and power so that all can thrive. As the Foundation prepares to significantly expand its philanthropy throughout Virginia, we commit to:

·       Building power of those most negatively impacted by racism as the central path to transforming systems.

·       Proactively messaging the benefits of racial equity and justice while combatting disinformation, misinformation, and extremism.

·       Racial wealth building and working towards acknowledgement, apology, atonement, and repair of the generational harms caused by structural racism.

·       Identifying and combatting structural racism in electoral processes.

·       Activating 100% of assets for racial equity and justice.

About the Opportunity

Do you enjoy supporting the effective operations of social justice-oriented organizations and individuals? We are looking for a self-starting, detail-oriented Operations Associate with exceptional administrative, systems, planning, and project and data management skills. The position will report to the Director of Operations and will play a critical administrative and systems support role at the Foundation. Tasks include, but are not limited to:

·       Bookkeeping

·       Administrative duties such as setting appointments, arranging meetings, coordinating conference attendance and travel arrangements, and managing calendars.

·       Maintain grants management systems by updating and entering data and tracking reports.

·       Support board and committee meetings by taking minutes and helping to compile board packages.

·       Maintain office equipment and coordinating maintenance with vendors.

·       Ensure office space, supplies, food/catering, and IT resources are prepared for internal events, meetings, trainings, and retreats.

·       Monitor/escalate technology help-desk tickets and assist users with technology needs.

Key Skills and Experiences

The Operations Associate role is ideal for a mission driven, equity focused person who is self-motivated and highly organized. Specific qualifications include:

●        Deep and abiding belief in racial and social justice; alignment with Foundation values of listening and learning, racial equity and justice, and building power and community; and commitment to building and maintaining an antiracist organization and culture.

●        Open-mindedness and willingness to have candid conversations around race and racial justice

●        Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 applications including SharePoint

●        Bookkeeping experience

●        High-level administrative capacity with attention to detail, initiative, and follow-through

●        Capacity to prioritize work and manage multiple projects

●        Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly

●        Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team, and work effectively and positively with a range of individuals and working styles, and with people at all organization levels including staff, board members, and vendors

●        3-5 years of experience in a similar role

●        Comfort with organizational change and ability to exercise patience and flexibility as the Foundation grows and continues its commitment to ongoing learning

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation is $70,000 plus benefits consistent with the culture of collective care we are building:

·       100% of employee premium for medical/dental/vision insurance paid by employer + short-term disability and life insurance

·       4-day work week

·       Leave:

o   15 vacation days, 10 sick days

o   10 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, and annual office closure the last week of the year

o   16 weeks of paid family leave, 3-month paid sabbatical after 5 years

·       6% employer contribution to 401K plan

·       Employee Assistance Program and monthly wellness and cellphone/Wi-Fi reimbursements

Location & Work Environment

This is a full-time exempt position reporting in-person to the Northern Virginia office (Tysons Corner) 3 days a week with 1 day remote.  Occasional travel throughout Virginia is required for staff and weekend board meetings.  Staff is required to be vaccinated for COVID unless an employee requires a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or for a sincerely held religious belief.

To Apply

Please email a resume and cover letter describing your mission-alignment and relevant experience to info@weissbergfoundation.org with the subject line: Operations Associate.  All applications are due by Friday, December 2nd.

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Weissberg Foundation is committed to having a diverse staff and as such we strongly encourage applications from people of color, members of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities, people with disabilities; and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.  Weissberg Foundation does not discriminate against any person or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, U.S. Veteran status, criminal record, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Washington, D.C.

Senior Director of Development, Human Rights Campaign

The Organization

By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people, plus community members who use different language to describe identity, are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.

HRC’s campaigns are focused on mobilizing those who envision a world strengthened by diversity, where our laws and society treat all people equally, including LGBTQ+ people and those who are multiply marginalized.

With an estimated 52 million Equality Voters across America, the community is one of the largest and most politically engaged voting blocs in the country.

The HRC Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization created in 1984, envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ people can participate fully in the systems that shape our daily lives. Through 11 programs spanning public education, research, and policy and practice change, the Foundation’s impact can be felt in schools, on factory floors and corporate suites, and in places of worship. It touches LGBTQ+ lives from childhood through end-of-life, people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, and religious beliefs, in big cities and small towns, in the United States, and across the globe.

This is a pivotal moment in the movement for equality for LGBTQ+ people. Community members, particularly trans and BIPOC communities, are quite literally in the fight for their lives and facing unprecedented threats that seek to destroy them. The overturning of Roe v. Wade reminds us we are just one Supreme court decision away from losing fundamental freedoms, including the freedom to marry, voting rights, and privacy. We are facing a generational opportunity to rise to these challenges and create real, sustainable change. Working together, this change is possible right now. This next chapter of the Human Rights Campaign is about getting to freedom and liberation without any exceptions — and this work is being carried forward under the newly appointed leadership of HRC President Kelley Robinson in partnership with more than three million member-advocates.

Position Overview

Amid an environment characterized by decidedly high stakes but also brimming energy fueled by visionary new leadership, the Human Rights Campaign seeks candidates for Senior Director of Development. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development and Membership, the Senior Director of Development oversees the strategic direction, operational efficiency, and staff management of the following fundraising programs: major gifts, planned giving, foundation relations, mid‐level giving (Federal Club membership, starting at $100 per month), political fundraising, and events (30 per year). This leader personally manages a portfolio of donors and relationships, as well as engagement with members of the Board of Directors and HRC Foundation Board on fundraising. The Senior Director of Development is also responsible for ensuring consistent, compelling communications with donors, prospects, and volunteers. They serve on the Development and Membership Department leadership team and as a key thought partner to the Senior Vice President of Development and Membership.

The Senior Director of Development manages three direct reports and a staff comprising about 27 positions in total. They will work toward a total goal of securing approximately $40 million annually from corresponding fundraising programs.

HRC Workplace Culture
HRC’s culture is one of hope, opportunity, and entrepreneurial spirit. Colleagues strive to instill joy and optimism in their work, and rally together during periods of adversity.

A dynamic team of achievement-oriented professionals comprises the Development and Membership department, a learning lab dedicated to continuous improvement. Team members’ work to grow and achieve has yielded a number of long-tenured staff, and kindness and collaboration are important characteristics of the team culture.  The department has built excellent infrastructure and systems, yet strives to remain innovative, always seeking ways to add value and capitalize on opportunities. Partnerships with volunteer leaders are meaningful and authentically collaborative.

HRC is a special place to work. The issues that HRC’s mission tackles are challenging, but the organization represents a culture and community working to bring safety, joy, and even love to people’s lives.

Candidate Profile
While the Human Rights Campaign will consider a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Commitment to HRC’s mission; knowledge of and a passion for the LGBTQ+ rights movement.
  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in individual fundraising, with emphasis on major gifts, political fundraising, and stewardship.
  • Proven track record of positively influencing both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives and delivering philanthropic growth for a mission-based organization. Experience with the challenges of working across a large organization and broad, diverse network of stakeholders.
  • Five or more years of management experience and the ability to lead and motivate large teams. Ability to recruit, evaluate, and develop professionals and contribute to the ongoing fostering of a results-oriented, multiracial/multicultural workforce. Track record of maintaining best practices, clear goals, and shared accountability.
  • Demonstrated success in developing the case for support, aligning organizational needs with funder interests, and developing and executing strategic, innovative fundraising plans to grow revenue and exceed goals. Demonstrated experience cultivating, training, building relationships with, and working in collaboration with executives, senior staff, and board leaders on development-related activities, providing them with quality support and intelligence and increasing their comfort with and success in fundraising.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically move individuals and foundations, across the spectrum of prospect development. Substantial experience helping lead high-dollar leadership giving, political bundling operations, and political action committee/candidate fundraising.
  • Experience working with strategies for identifying and cultivating the next generation of major gift donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate data into decision-making and strategy development.
  • Ability to assist with department-wide budget development and experience with revenue forecasts.
  • Flexibility with work schedule; this position requires evening and weekend work.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time, including weekends
  • Bachelor’s degrees (or equivalent in work experience) in business, management or nonprofit management, political science, or related field.

HRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We strongly encourage people of color, transgender, and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ+ people, to join its team. Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that people from marginalized communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. HRC is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. 

Full Vaccination (as defined by CDC guidelines) Required for All Positions
At this time, HRC is following the CDC’s definition of fully vaccinated (two doses of the MNR vaccine or one of the J&J) and including up to date with your boosters. A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible. HRC will continue to review these criteria. Individuals may request accommodation if they are unable to be fully vaccinated for either medical or religious reasons.

How To Apply

Download the full position description here.

The Human Rights Campaign has retained the DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice of the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) may be submitted via the following link – https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/18819, or directed to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director and DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice Leader
Diversified Search Group
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, New York 10174
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Washington, DC

Advancement Coordinator, BroadFutures, Inc.

The Organization

ABOUT BROADFUTURES

Our Mission is to celebrate neurodiversity by creating access, cultivating skills, and revolutionizing the workplace for all.

Our Vision is an inclusive workplace where all people have an equal opportunity to thrive.

BroadFutures is revolutionizing the way young, neurodivergent people enter the workforce through an innovative training, mentoring, and paid internship program. We are the only program of our kind in the country. Young, neurodivergent people remain underserved, underrepresented, unsupported by government programs, and at significant risk for failing out of school and not successfully entering the workforce. This need forms the basis of our model and mission to provide access to opportunities and individualized support to ensure young, neurodivergent people reach their potential.  In doing so, we also provide employers with a vetted, trained, and motivated talent pool. Since our incorporation in 2013, we have served more than 270 young people directly and hundreds more through our community outreach. We have partnered with over 60 employers, working side by side with our employers to ensure successful internships.

Position Overview

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The Advancement Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the development process to raise the necessary funds to operate our programs and effectuate key strategic initiatives. The position encompasses a combination of tasks including communications, event planning, overall project management, data review and reporting, and scheduling and coordinating meetings. The major goal of our advancement efforts is to create a more engaged and committed donor base with increasing donor retention.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor and Prospect Data

  • Manage donor and prospect data to provide the advancement team with the focus to engage each prioritized segment of the donor base in a tailored manner.
  • Ensure data is kept up to date and systems to track data are working efficiently.

Donor Engagement

  • Project manage, engage donors and cultivate donors within the segmented donor engagement strategies in collaboration with the BroadFutures team
    • Develop, schedule and coordinate donor meetings for the CEO
    • Effectuate donor strategies and accountability for engagement of  donors not managed by the CEO
    • Small group engagements and follow-up
    • Annual fall gala and follow-up
    • Foundation and business engagement
    • Mass communications strategy
    • Donor acknowledgement

Planning, Reporting and Accountability

  • Project manage revisions and improvements to the annual advancement plan.
  • Coordinate and manage monthly Advancement Committee meetings focused on the execution of the annual advancement plan and  accountability to annual goals.
  • Produce monthly reports for planning and accountability toward progress of annual resource development planning goals.

Communications and Social Media

  • Develop an overall and monthly communications plan.
  • Oversee, coordinate, and review all BroadFutures communications  (newsletters, blasts, donor thank yous, etc)
  • Oversee posting of content to BroadFutures’ social media channels
  • Coordinate revisions to the fundraising case.
  • Coordinate the training and preparation of staff, board, and volunteers for advancement efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. At least 7 years related professional experience in nonprofits, project coordination, communications, marketing, or related work.  At least 2 years of experience with nonprofit advancement and fundraising.
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in the successful development and execution of fundraising campaigns and mass communication strategies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Strong creative and organizational skills with the experience of managing multiple concurrent projects at a time.
  • Ability to see the big picture while also being highly detail-oriented with an attention to quality.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and propose new ways of creating efficiencies.
  • Experience managing others and working collaboratively.
  • Experience with management of donor database systems. Specific experience with Bloomerang is a plus.
  • Computer skills including spreadsheets, project management software, presentation creation/editing, Canva, and PowerPoint.
  • Personal experience with neurodiversity and the disability community is a plus.

ATTRIBUTES:

Key attributes of a successful Advancement Coordinator: 

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the BroadFutures mission.
  • Empathetic and considerate of others.
  • Entrepreneurial, accountable and a flexible self-starter/
  • A people person with confidence to engage with a variety of team members, donors, and business partners.
  • A good listener and also a sincere and transparent communicator.

DETAILS & BENEFITS: 

BroadFutures is committed to a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  BroadFutures makes reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.  Women, non-binary, racially marginalized, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, disabled, and other historically oppressed and disenfranchised people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Some positions may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.

BroadFutures has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. Staff unable to be vaccinated may request an exemption under certain circumstances.

Salary:

  • $55,000 – $70,000, depending on specific qualifications, experience, and skills.
  • Job Type: Full-time, Exempt / Salaried
  • Location: Washington, DC (Hybrid model with blended in-office and remote work)

Benefits:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 4 weeks paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Professional development assistance
  • 403(b) retirement plan

TO APPLY: 

Submit your resume and cover letter to BroadFutures at info@broadfutures.org by December 15, 2022.

Washington, DC or New York, NY

Program Associate, Gender and Reproductive Equity Grantmaking, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

The Organization

WHO WE ARE

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies (Schusterman) strives for a future in which the United States and Israel live up to their ideals and achieve more just and inclusive societies. We work to advance racial, gender and economic equity in the U.S., as well as to foster a more joyful and diverse Jewish community. Our culture is built on a foundation of principles that guide our attitudes, behaviors and interactions in the workplace. We look for people to join our team who are trustworthy, excellent, risk-takers – and who are committed to equity. Learn more about us!

JOB SUMMARY

The Program Associate (PA) supports the Gender and Reproductive Equity (GRE) team to develop, implement and assess grantmaking strategies that increase women’s and gender non-conforming people’s: 1) political power and leadership; 2) knowledge, freedom and power to determine their reproductive lives; 3) economic power; and 4) freedom from sexual harassment and violence. The PA understands how intersecting forms of oppression and discrimination shape gender and reproductive equity and is committed to building the power of Black, Indigenous and People of Color movements to respond. The PA will join a team of six and will be based in our Washington, DC or New York, NY office.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Research, Writing and Analysis (60%) 

Outcome: High quality, written products that highlight the work and fit of potential grantee partners; make the case for funding; and keep the team, leadership and evaluators up to date on partners’ progress, achievements and setbacks. Specific tasks may include:

  • Conducting due diligence, site visits, landscape scans and research on gender equity organizations.
  • Staying well-informed of developments in the field through literature review, research, networking and representing the organization at external meetings.
  • Reviewing and synthesizing application materials into clear, concise and insightful funding recommendations.
  • Collecting, tracking and analyzing grantee data and metrics for the GRE and evaluation teams.
  • Drafting internal team updates to share with the broader organization.

Internal and External Collaboration (40%) 

Outcome: Strong relationships within Schusterman and with external networks to promote our values and strengthen both awareness and the impact of the GRE team’s work. Specific tasks may include:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with grantee partners, other Schusterman teams, peers in the philanthropic sector and thought leaders in the GRE field.
  • Identifying possible partners, projects and opportunities.
  • Promoting Schusterman’s values of collaboration, humility, equity, impact and optimism and a culture of trust, excellence and risk-taking on our team.
  • Carrying out special projects and supporting events, as requested by the team.

COMPETENCIES NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL 

  • Manages activities and projects effectively and efficiently across the team.
  • Builds productive relationships with colleagues across the organization and with staff at grantee organizations.
  • A commitment to equity and diversity and ability to contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • A clear learning posture for understanding the work and the gender and racial equity field at large.
  • Communicates the GRE vision and strategy with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates clear analytic thinking and ability to connect big picture and details.

COMPENSATION 

Competitive salary band of $80,000-$100,000 based on experience and on Schusterman’s commitment to internal equity. A strong benefits package is also included. Schusterman encourages ongoing professional development and supports activities aligned with one’s individual career growth plan. Schusterman does not cover relocation expenses for this position.

TO APPLY

Please share your resume along with a cover letter that describes how you have contributed to building gender and reproductive equity both in your work and inside your workplace. Your application materials should be submitted on Greenhouse by Friday, December 9, 2022. The application is available here.

We believe that gender and reproductive inequity disproportionately affects women of color, people from working class backgrounds and trans and gender-nonbinary people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other communities that face gender and reproductive inequity. Additionally, please note that previous philanthropic experience is not necessary to apply for this role.

Washington, DC or Princeton, NJ

Assistant Vice President for Policy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Organization

Since 1972, we have focused on developing and promoting innovations in health and healthcare to improve the lives of millions and are currently the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. In partnership with others, we are working toward a nation that is rooted in equity, compassion, and respect. We aspire for an America where everyone has a fair and just opportunity to thrive, no matter who they are, where they live, or their financial means. This requires addressing many harmful obstacles to well-being, including poverty, powerlessness, and discrimination. The Foundation’s ability to tackle our nation’s most pressing health challenges is supported by our Guiding Principles and a talented team that brings a wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to this work.

Position Overview

The Assistant Vice President for Policy brings superior strategic and management skills to the position, (1) serving as a vital thought partner with the Vice President for Policy in shaping Foundation policy strategy; representing the VP at senior management meetings and externally as needed; making significant contributions to the intellectual and organizational development of the Foundation’s overall operations; and (2) managing tactical and short-term program operations to ensure that Department staff and relevant collaborative partners across the Foundation can do their work efficiently and effectively.

The AVP will be charged with:

  • Supporting the development, execution, and impact assessment of Departmental strategy, informed by continuous learning and consideration of the evolving policy landscape.
  • Serving as a core member of senior staff, leading cross foundation strategic or programming efforts as needed, and representing the Foundation, primarily on Policy Department strategies, but as needed for all Foundation strategies.
  • Working with the VP and Department staff, Finance, and others to plan and manage the Department’s program, administrative and staffing budgets, as well as organize and monitor grantmaking and contracting.
  • Collaborating with other Departments (Law, Finance, Grants Management, Program Themes, Communications) to identify operational barriers and implement any needed process changes.
  • Supporting the management and organization of staff and consultants, including providing input and counsel on recruitment, goals, onboarding, mentoring, performance assessment and other staffing considerations.
  • Assisting, and as requested, directly managing selected programming and department staff, in work to: engage with policy activities of various Foundation Departments; facilitate learning, collaboration and coordination; track key policy areas; support the Foundation’s direct influence activities, and develop and lead strategic grantmaking efforts.
  • With the support of Research Evaluation and Learning, oversee the evaluation of effectiveness and influence of the Foundation’s policy activities, coordinate learning experiences for staff, and implement quality improvement measures as identified on an ongoing basis.
  • Representing the VP, as appropriate, internally and externally by networking, building relationships, coordinating, and promoting activities across teams and with other organizations and partners.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES OF THE ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT

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:

  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and Guiding Principles, including leadership experience that demonstrates a personal and professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion along with an ability to approach this work with humility, continuous self-reflection, and bravery. Familiarity with concepts related to racial equity, structural racism, and the social and economic determinants of health. Successful experience fostering an inclusive environment, and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Seven (7) or more years of relevant work experience with three (3) or more years of progressive experience in a complex management and leadership role with direct supervision, budgetary management, and extensive project management responsibilities, preferably in a decentralized, matrixed organization.
  • Completion of an advanced degree (e.g., MA, MPH, MJ, MBA).
  • A background in Federal and/or state health policy and advocacy (but not necessarily specific subject-matter expertise) with an awareness of forces that shape policy landscapes and an orientation toward policy change that addresses structural racism and advances health equity.
  • Track record of exceptional operational effectiveness, ability to think and act independently with limited supervision, comfort working in ambiguity, adaptability and flexibility, and experience providing leadership during periods of significant organizational change. Demonstrates maturity and good judgement.
  • Proven ability to think strategically; to make sense of complex issues; to synthesize material and focus quickly on the essence of an issue and specific opportunities while still seeing the big picture; to think creatively and make connections.
  • Strong people management and interpersonal skills that support a collaborative, productive and thoughtful working environment and relationships with colleagues, grantees, consultants, external funders, and others. Ability to inspire colleagues within and outside the Department to achieve shared goals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate clearly, persuasively, and strategically. Possesses persuasive and respectful presentation skills—for communications with internal leadership, external high-level stakeholders, and people from communities with whom we are working. Able to manage upward communication.
  • Familiarity with, although not necessarily a professional background in, philanthropy, including a basic understanding of grantmaking processes and legal considerations.
  • Ability to travel between Foundation offices with the understanding that one will function as the AVP’s office of record. Additional travel will include site visits and representing the Foundation at external meetings.

The AVP can be primarily based at one of the Foundation’s offices – our headquarters in Princeton, NJ or in Washington, DC. Please note that this is not a remote position. The starting salary range is $225,000 – $235,000 depending on prior experiences and skills. Information on our comprehensive benefits package is available via a dropdown menu available here.

How To Apply

More information about the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation may be found at: www.rwjf.org

This search is being led by Emily Wexler and Robert Diggs of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ and other underrepresented applicants.

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