Boston, MA

Chief Executive Officer, CFLeads

The Organization

Position Overview

Chief Executive Officer
CFLeads

Boston, MA

Helping community foundations advance their community leadership practice to build thriving communities.

THE SEARCH

CFLeads, a national network of community foundations committed to community leadership, seeks a strategic, passionate, and equity-focused Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to further its mission and guide the organization to the next phase of evolution, impact, and growth. CFLeads works with hundreds of community foundations, large and small, urban and rural, committed to moving beyond grantmaking and serving as charitable banks to deepen their impact in their communities. CFLeads supports community foundations as they create positive change in their communities using the Community Leadership Framework and peer-to-peer learning and support. What was once a “coalition of the willing” is now a national movement of community foundations helping to build strong communities and advocate for better outcomes for all by insisting on racial equity, amplifying community voice, and influencing public policy and systems.

Today, CFLeads offers a wide range of peer learning opportunities designed to help community foundations grow their capacity for community leadership. By working with community foundations of all sizes from across the country, CFLeads is uniquely positioned to identify and lift the opportunities, challenges, and changes in practice associated with community leadership.

The organization has an annual operating budget of $3.91 million. It will end FY2022 with $5.3 million in a Strategic Acceleration Fund in unrestricted funding, due largely to a generous gift of $5 million from MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett. Capitalizing on a 5-year strategic plan adopted by the board in May 2021, CFLeads seeks to continue to accelerate and scale its work.

CFLeads’ next leader will bring enthusiasm for the critical role that community foundations play in solving some of society’s most vexing challenges. They will also bring a proven commitment to civic leadership and a desire to support the field-building of community foundations. The CEO will serve as an inspirational leader, an influential communicator, an outstanding connector of people, a skilled fundraiser, and an effective strategic and organizational leader. They will also be a champion of racial equity and will work to represent CFLeads externally and internally, overseeing continued success, impact, and growth of the organization as well as continuing to develop and support a talented team of professionals and board members.

This incoming leader will work to develop programs and network opportunities that deepen community foundation expertise in community leadership and support public policy and systems change efforts. They will help to codify and collect CFLeads’ learnings for greater dissemination and shared learning and to generate national foundation support to ensure ongoing financial sustainability. The CEO will work to elevate CFLeads’ public profile and communications strategy to increase organizational visibility.

CFLeads is a national organization, with staff who work out of the Boston office and virtually. This leader must be prepared to travel extensively to visit community foundations across the country, for hosting events and convenings, and for spending time in Boston where the offices are located. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience, with an anticipated salary range of $250k to $300k.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

CFLeads has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications (including resumes and a 1 to 3-page long letter of interest responding to the opportunities and challenges outlined above should be directed in strict confidence to the search team at the link below. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

Rebecca Swartz, Haley Burrowes, and Sokeng Cleary

https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/8658

 

CFLeads is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. CFLeads is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

How To Apply

https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/8658

Location Flexible

Program Officer, Racial Equity and Community Engagement, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation with headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan is a leading philanthropic institution supporting thriving children, working families, equitable communities, and the dynamic connection between the three.

Position Overview

Advancing the core values of the Foundation in strategic grantmaking, the Program Officer, Racial Equity and Community Engagement (RECE), on WKKF’s DNA team, is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for affecting positive policy and systemic change within communities and executing investments and collaborations that are aligned with the Foundation’s strategic priorities. The Program Officer will work closely with colleagues within the Foundation, philanthropy, and the field to ensure that the Kellogg Foundation leverages opportunities to advance racial equity and racial healing, develop leaders, and engage communities. The Program Officer will lead a portfolio of work dedicated to expanding investments and calling on colleague foundations and field leaders to advance work and practices that intentionally address the most pressing challenges facing communities and champion racial equity.

The Program Officer will have the following responsibilities:

Enhance relationships among the Foundation, grantees, and partners

  • Maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees, ensuring understanding of WKKF program direction, goals, and expectations.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships to leverage participation of peer foundations, businesses, communities, governmental agencies, Native Nations, and key decision makers in alignment with WKKF core values and program interests.

Drive effective grantmaking strategies

  • Bring vision for and ability to articulate and advance strategic end goals that can be achieved through partnership and philanthropy to improve the lives of children and their families.
  • Articulate explicit change strategies and convene key stakeholders and intermediaries as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the overall strategic direction for the organization and assigned core programming area and provide input into the development of programming efforts.
  • Work with key internal and external partners, identify and recommend grantmaking opportunities that leverage WKKF investments for maximum impact in creating systemic change.

Lead grant making, grant management, and grant program evaluation processes for portfolio

  • Screen and recommend grants for funding, prepare funding documents, conduct site visits, and manage and monitor a grant portfolio.
  • Provide high level technical assistance to grantees, including consultation on model development, partnership negotiations, leadership capacity building, coaching, etc.
  • Incorporate assessment components into program efforts to measure progress and impact.

The Program Officer’s work and the work of the Program team at the Foundation ensures WKKF is distributing its funds efficiently and effectively to communities and organizations supporting the conditions for thriving children and families in areas of racial equity and racial healing, leadership development, and authentic community engagement.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Success in the Program Officer role will require a passion to further the WKKF mission and a commitment to core values of diversity and inclusion, intercultural awareness, openness, collaboration, and stewardship.

The ideal candidate will first and foremost be a:

  • Relationship Builder and Effective Communicator:  The Program Officer will have the capacity to have authentic dialogue around sensitive issues, have highly developed emotional intelligence and active listening skills, and the ability to use interpersonal and political skills in collaborative, diplomatic ways. They will have comfort with and the ability to work effectively within communities, including appreciating historical contexts, discerning nuances of relationships and power dynamics, and understanding racial/ethnic realities while centering community needs and desires. Additionally, the Program Officer will have the proven ability to be a strong facilitator and presenter; having the ability to respond to, design and execute on the Foundation’s internal and external requests to speak about racial equity strategies, learning topics, and approaches.
  • Strategic Systems Thinker:  The Program Officer will have demonstrated institutional knowledge and sophisticated understanding of racial equity, social equity, community organizing principles, racial and cultural differences; an understanding of systemic and institutional racial bias; understanding of issues and concerns of communities of color. They will understand disparities, opportunities, and related systems at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels to stimulate appropriate programming directions and capitalize on emerging opportunities. The Program Officer will have experience applying their understanding of broad social and systemic forces that affect communities and families to shape programming efforts.
  • Networked Leader:  The Program Officer will bring strong networks that equip and enable leaders committed to racial equity to advance the health, education, and economic well-being of children, families, and communities.

Additional skills and attributes that will be important to the Program Officer’s success include:

Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to assigned area is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Minimum five years of related work experience and demonstrated success in a field or fields relevant to assigned responsibilities. Significant relevant work experience with strong networks and contacts with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking, and community change is preferred.
  • Experience in and knowledge of most of the following areas is required: racial equity, dismantling systemic racism, community organizing principles, racial and cultural differences; an understanding of developing leaders and engaging communities in solving their own problems.
  • Experience in the formation or management of effective strategic and operational partnerships with other organizations.
  • Experience in leading and facilitating conversations around advancing racial equity and racial healing, developing leaders, and engaging communities.
  • Experience working across multi-cultural and multi-ethnic teams with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to establish trust, understanding, and strong thought partnership in the development of the foundation’s vision for racial equity combined with the adeptness to translate that vision into priorities and goals and align relevant resources effectively.
  • Experience in the design and execution of effective strategies surrounding critical issues driving opportunity gaps, poverty, and inequality in communities and the corresponding approaches adopted at the local, regional, tribal, and national level to address these issues.

Personal Attributes

  • Highly responsive; strong propensity to provide excellent customer service and support.
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to adapt quickly to change.
  • Demonstrate agility in day-to-day work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mindfulness, resilience, and ongoing personal development.

Salary range is $121,600 – $152,000. Actual starting salary of candidate will be commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position.

How To Apply

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

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs, Chaz Chapman, 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 W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Denver, CO

Learning & Evaluation Officer, 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 pleased to announce the position of Learning & Evaluation Officer. The officer leads L&E support for several of the Foundation’s strategies. They play an integral role in helping the Foundation assess its progress and impact for these strategies, and supports staff in the design and refinement of organizational strategies. As part of this work, the officer is responsible for overseeing the collection of evidence, designing and deploying evaluation studies, and engaging the teams in learning that both informs future strategy work and assesses existing work. This position is responsible for implementing the L&E team’s approaches to strategic support, assessing progress and impact, creating learning, and knowledge management for each of the strategy teams they support – with an emphasis on being able to tailor planning and actions to the context and priorities of each strategy team. They contribute to capacity-building around evidence and learning, and participate in reflection on the L&E team’s own practices with the intent of improving practice.

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. They will need to be able to apply principles of health equity and racial justice across all of their work, as well as integrate concepts of strategy formation and refinement, systems thinking, complexity, adaptive/emergent strategy, worldviews and power.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the following key areas:

·         Experience designing evaluations to assess the progress and impact of strategy

·         Experience helping groups or organizations integrate evidence into their decisions

·         Experience designing and implementing learning practices, with strong facilitation and group process skills

·         Demonstrated ability to center principles of equity in evaluation, learning and strategy work

·         Superb skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and an ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity

·         Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, within and across teams

·         Exceptional motivation to identify issues, innovate solutions, and continuously improve practice

·         Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Candidates must possess:

·         Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years in lead roles that involved designing evaluation and learning practices, or

·         Additional relevant education (masters or PhD) and three years’ relevant experience.

·         A valid Colorado driver’s license is required for travel throughout the state.

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 salary range for this position is $71,199 – $96,291 per year, paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits.  The starting salary will be based on experience. This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. We work on a hybrid schedule of three days in-office (required) and two days remote.  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 10/23/22

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

California, Texas, New York, Florida

Chief Development Officer, Start Early

The Organization

ABOUT START EARLY

Since its beginning in 1982, Start Early has persistently pursued a mission to advance quality early learning for families with children, before birth through their earliest years, to help close the opportunity gap. For many children, the odds are stacked against them before they are even born, and the impact lasts a lifetime. This is particularly true for those living in communities left under-resourced by decades of historical and institutional racism. The global coronavirus pandemic only further highlighted and exacerbated these inequities. Through direct service programs, professional development solutions, and research and policy efforts, and leveraging a growing body of scientific evidence about early brain development, Start Early is building capacity at every level, within homes and classrooms and across programs and systems, to develop and refine effective solutions towards equitable early childhood experiences. Private dollars are used to apply that science to develop innovative programs, and then leverage public funding to support their implementation and replication. Start Early’s ultimate vision is that every U.S. community has a comprehensive, equitable prenatal-to-five system that ensures that all children – regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic situation, geography, or ability – enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

THE POSITION

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is a newrole which represents an exciting opportunity to build capacity for next-level fundraising by the industry leader in the early childhood space. The CDO should be a confident, skilled listener and an equity-focused, results-driven leader who will provide overall leadership and strategic direction to meet Start Early’s annual and multi-year private revenue and strategic goals. The CDO oversees all development programs which include philanthropic gifts from individuals (from annual giving, major giving, and planned giving), foundations, donor advised funds, and corporations.

This proven leader will focus on developing and growing fundraising programs and initiatives, ensuring effective integration and collaboration across the organization and fidelity to Start Early’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) efforts. In addition to playing an active role in donor cultivation and solicitation, this individual will serve as an inspiring, visionary leader who will expand the current high-performing Development team into a fully national effort, centered on principles of equity and anti-racism, that maximizes new opportunities across foundation, individual, corporate, and other emergent revenue streams.

The CDO serves as a member of Start Early’s Executive Team and reports to the President. The CDO will lead a full-time staff which includes three direct reports: the Vice President, Development; the Managing Director, Strategic Advancement; and the Vice President, Educare Learning Network. To facilitate workplace flexibility and encourage travel, this individual may work remotely, ideally in a metropolitan city with a major airport.

MAJOR OBJECTIVES

Within the first 12 to 18 months, the CDO will achieve the following major objectives:

• Plan, develop, and implement a visionary, long-term strategic plan for Development that centers fundraising at the organization as part of the annual strategic and budget planning cycle

• Work closely with the Chief Marketing Officer to better translate organizational and programmatic strategy into compelling fundraising opportunities to grow and diversify the donor portfolio

• Center DEIB in Start Early’s fundraising, from what is being pitched, to how materials are presented, to diversifying the donor base

• Optimize the structure of the Development department and partner with the Business Development Operations team to manage progress of more robust and efficient fundraising program based on metrics, analytics, and best practices

• Collaborate closely with the President and Managing Director of Strategic Advancement to ensure existing donor relationships are maintained, and begin to transition ownership to Development

RESPONSIBILITIES

The CDO will have the following primary responsibilities:

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

• Develop and implement a visionary, strategic development plan along with the infrastructure needed to support a sustainable, growing, comprehensive fundraising program and increases the pool of individual and corporate prospects and donors significantly, particularly in regions outside of Chicago, while centering Start Early’s DEIB commitments.

• Lead, build, inspire, and support a high-performing development team with clear portfolio assignments, ensuring strong moves management and increasing donor retention and engagement.

• Serve as a strategic advisor and thought partner to Executive Team, Development staff, and volunteers in terms of prospecting, cultivation, and donor strategy.

PHILANTHROPY

• Cultivate a culture of philanthropy across the organization that reflects Start Early’s DEIB commitments and anti-racist stance and that can be a model in the philanthropic sector, ensuring that all staff understand the role they play in helping to advance the organizational vision.

• Articulate the organization’s work in a way that is motivating to a wide range of donors and empowers fellow staff to communicate funding priorities by developing a strong “case for support” for the organization and key programs with clear, distinct impact stories that will resonate with funders.

• Directly manage a portfolio of Start Early’s top funders, focusing on a pipeline of six- and seven-figure prospects.

• Establish clear business development goals that position staff to grow large and diverse donor programs across revenue streams.

COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIPS

• Serve as an advocate for the Development team at leadership tables; collaborate with other department leaders and communicate Development’s vision, scope, and key priorities so that other divisions of the organization are developing strategies that are aligned with Development’s.

• Partner with the Vice-President, DEIB and with members of the Development staff and program teams to advocate for new, innovative, cutting-edge approaches to fundraising that center equity and maintain awareness of emerging trends in the sector.

• Partner with Chief Marketing Officer on shared vision and strategies for external relations and collaborate in the execution of projects such as the online giving program and mid-level giving program to ensure a healthy pipeline of new donors into the organization.

• Manage Board giving; in partnership with the Chief Marketing Officer, work with the Strategic Advancement Committee of the Board and fully leverage member involvement; collaborate with Board members to identify, qualify, and engage prospects.

• Oversee revenue tracking in partnership with Chief Financial Officer; collaborate with Finance team to ensure dollars are managed well and that donor intent is honored while also making sure organizational needs are met.

• Provide high-level oversight for special events, including Start Early’s annual luncheon, fully leveraging opportunities to engage donors and prospects.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following qualifications:

• At least seven to ten years of senior-level leadership experience managing successful comprehensive fundraising teams, with a track record of building and scaling development programs, particularly in the area of individual major gifts and/or corporate partnerships.

• Ability to tap into and expand upon a national network of donors.

• An entrepreneurial mindset that brings fresh perspective, takes risks, and makes new recommendations, respecting the history of how development has functioned previously but understanding what emerging best practices in fundraising look like.

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with storytelling acumen and the ability to translate complex information into widely accessible and donor-friendly materials.

• Strong mentorship and team leadership skills with the ability to cultivate an environment in which staff are set up to succeed.

• A mindset of abundance that fosters collaboration between Start Early and partner organizations and facilitates collective fundraising for shared objectives.

• The ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and seek input from a wide variety of sources, including actively seeking and hearing perspectives outside of one’s own, while also balancing that with firm decision-making skills.

• DEIB expertise; demonstrated success incorporating equity into all aspects of the fundraising process and an ability to access new funders who prioritize DEIB principles and who represent diverse backgrounds.

• Experience with analytics and with using data to inform strategy.

• An understanding of how to craft strong relationships in a remote environment and forge cross-departmental camaraderie, particularly between Program and Development colleagues.

• The ability to bring others along in promoting a strong organizational vision within a rapidly evolving environment.

• Confident yet humble in presenting themselves on equal footing with other executive leaders and donors.

• A knowledge of public grant opportunities with an understanding of how to best leverage those revenue streams.

• Solid financial management skills with experience in fundraising and budget analysis, forecasting, and planning.

• Technological proficiency, including experience with donor management fundraising software applications, calendar management, and database entry.

• Ability to travel as necessary and attend program and fundraising activities as needed, including evenings and weekends.

• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience is required.

We recognize that few candidates might meet every single piece of knowledge, experience, or education listed here. Research shows that women and people of color, among many other historically excluded groups, are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Start Early is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your qualifications don’t perfectly align with everything in the job description, we still encourage you to apply!

How To Apply

Start Early has retained Campbell & Company to conduct this search. The team for this project includes Joey Scheiber, Abigail Husain, and Kris McFeely.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Abigail Husain

Associate Consultant, Executive Search

abigail.husain@campbellcompany.com

(312) 436.2348 direct

Florida and Louisiana

Foundation Professional, The Humana Foundation

The Organization

About the Humana Foundation

The Humana Foundation was established in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies. Located in Louisville, Ky., the Foundation seeks to co-create communities where leadership, culture, and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes. For more information, visit humanafoundation.org.

About the Humana Foundation

The Humana Foundation was established in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies. Located in Louisville, Ky., the Foundation seeks to co-create communities where leadership, culture, and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes. For more information, visit humanafoundation.org.

Humana and The Humana Foundation are dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility. Our goal is to ensure that every business decision we make reflects our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our members, our employees, the communities we serve, and our planet.

About Humana

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

Position Overview

Foundation Professional – FL

job requisition id R-288639

Description

The Foundation Professional is responsible for executing strategies in support of the Foundation’s funding, research, and programmatic goals by identifying innovative regional and/or national programs which directly aim to address community-identified needs such as social isolation (loneliness, belonging) and food security (food deserts).

Responsibilities

The Foundation Professional is responsible for executing strategies in support of the Foundation’s funding, research, and programmatic goals by identifying innovative regional and/or national programs which directly aim to address community-identified needs such as social isolation (loneliness, belonging) and food security (food deserts). The Foundation Professional will grow an intimate understanding of the needs of organizations, community, and individuals in the geography in which they are assigned. The Foundation Professional is an effective project manager that can engage multiple grantees and stakeholders at once, manage grantee relationships using both trust and metrics, drive grantees toward adapting or driving best practices, and evaluating grantee outcomes. The Foundation Professional will also ensure programs within the assigned portfolio operate within the spirit of the Foundation’s objectives and strategy by facilitating on-time delivery and managing towards meeting grant outcomes and outputs.

The Foundation Professional , with supervision, may co-create or design programs that accelerate the Humana Foundation’s larger innovation and design, pilot and research objectives. These programs or partnerships seek to transform the current local landscape or drive toward national system-building approaches.

The Foundation Professional must have an intimate understanding of the communities and geographies in which they are assigned, live and work and may conduct outreach, organize, listen to and address the concerns of local residents and organizations. With this in mind, in this role the Foundation Lead must discern how funded programs or research may directly impact individual citizens, neighborhoods, or whole communities in which the Humana, Inc. business may operate.

This role requires critical thinking, a commitment to effectively communicating across teams and stake holders, strong verbal and written communication skills, high-level presentation skills, and a desire to advance the Foundation’s strategic vision. Foundation Professional will need to have the ability to work independently and collaboratively while completing multiple tasks with competing deadlines and priorities. This role may require travel.

The role may also include implementation of special projects, as needed, and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities

• Works with Foundation leadership to inform and drive grant making priorities, strategies, and tactics in support of the Foundations goals including but not limited to improving and sustaining health outcomes and achieving greater health equity.

• Writes and produces informative briefings and reports and other materials related to the Foundations’ strategies or emerging /key issues for Foundation leadership and board (and external audiences, when appropriate) in partnership with Communications Director.

• Stays up-to-date on developments in Foundation focus areas through research and by attending pertinent conferences and meetings.

• Monitors Foundation progress at the strategy and initiative levels; and incorporates key learning when aligned with Foundation strategy

• Forms key partnerships with individuals and organizations – in the non-profit, public and private sectors – to enhance implementation of Foundation strategies.

• Represents the Foundation and its interests to key Program related external constituencies, including Humana, Inc.,  in both formal and informal presentations such as attending conferences, committee representation and other meetings as necessary.

• Serves on non-profit boards and working groups as a Foundation representative, as needed.

• Facilitate community discussions with the goal of advancing key Foundation initiatives that advance overall impact and strategy.

• Translates community and non-profit needs into insights that can be used to further refine the Foundation strategy and focus areas and may incorporate those findings into program development.

• Monitors and evaluates grantee outcomes across the following areas: program, policy, finance, governance, management and legal

• Uses key learnings from grant evaluation, overall portfolio review, and Foundation’s desire to be research-driven and innovative to recommend program modifications, extensions, to Foundation leadership and Board.

• Screens and managers funding inquiries

• Conducts due diligence assessments of prospective grantees in partnership with Finance Lead

• Manage all phases of the investment cycle from inquiry to application review, selection, performance evaluation (when required) renewal or closing.

• Identifies areas where capacity enhancement grants, within defined scope,  may be delivered to further scale  grow program  impact

Role Essentials

DRIVER LICENSE

• This role is a part of Humana’s Driver Safety program and therefore requires and individual to have a valid state driver’s license, a clean driving record and proof of personal vehicle liability insurance with at least 100,000/300,000/100,00 limits.

• 3-5 years’ experience in the philanthropy, nonprofit or public sectors

• Exceptional technology skills, including familiarity of or willingness to learn and operate online grants management and event systems (Grant management systems, Event systems, Microsoft Office Applications)

• Knowledge in one or more of Humana Foundation’s strategic focus areas (Health Equity, Mental health – social isolation/companionship/loneliness; Food security and Nutrition)Awareness of concepts related to health equity, systems change, and root causes

• Demonstrated persuasive and respectful presentation skills for communications with internal leadership, external high-level stakeholders, and communities

• Proven ability to work effectively independently and across diverse disciplines including but not limited to the Humana Foundation’s strategic focus areas

NOTE: This is a work from home position – the ideal candidate will spend a significant amount of time collaborating with the regional partners in Florida and Louisiana.

COVID:

• We will require full COVID vaccination for this job as we are a healthcare company committed to putting health and safety first for our members, patients, associates and the communities we serve. This job requires close personal interaction with patients. You will not be able to social distance.

• If progressed to offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination where allowed by law. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Scheduled Weekly Hours 40

How To Apply using the following link:

https://humana.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Humana_External_Career_Site/job/Remote-Florida/Foundation-Professional—Remote–FL_R-288639

Columbus / hybrid

Director of Public Policy, Philanthropy Ohio

The Organization

Philanthropy Ohio is a statewide membership association that leads and equips Ohio philanthropy to be effective partners for change in our communities. Working towards a vision of a just and vibrant Ohio through impactful philanthropy, our dedicated staff helps members achieve their charitable goals by advocating, educating, convening and collaborating – all with an equity lens.

Members are community and private foundations, corporate contributions programs, individuals, giving circles, government, federated funds including United Ways and other grantmaking organizations. Incorporated in 1984, Philanthropy Ohio is a 501(c) (3) organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a regional office (serving northern Ohio) located in Cleveland. Our nearly 200 Philanthropy Ohio members hold over $50 billion in assets and provide over $4 billion in grants to nonprofit organizations that work to improve our communities.

Read more about us at www.philanthropyohio.org.

Philanthropy Ohio is an equal opportunity employer. There shall be no discrimination of persons on the basis of race, age, sex, marital status, disability, citizenship, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief with regard to hiring, assignment, promotion or other conditions of staff employment.

Position Overview

Philanthropy Ohio Job Posting

Position: Director, Public Policy

Reports to: Vice President, Public Policy

Location: Columbus and Temporarily Remote

Position Summary:

The Director, Public Policy, supports the organization’s advocacy strategies for internal and external audiences by: developing and implementing annual legislative agendas; building relationships with state and federal policy makers; monitoring and reporting on issues and legislation; managing member coalitions and affinity groups; and educating members on key policy issues. This is a full-time exempt position, working 37.5 hours per week, based in the Columbus office. Some travel is required.

Starting salary range: $ 56,000 – $65,000.

Philanthropy Ohio offers 15 days paid vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits, medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, and a collegial work environment. Philanthropy Ohio is currently operating in a hybrid work environment that includes remote and in-office work; the hybrid work schedule is reevaluated periodically and subject to change.

 

Strategy:

  • Lead the development and implementation of annual work plans for priority policy initiatives, coalitions and affinity groups
  • Research and draft content for policy briefs, newsletters and special reports
  • Monitor legislative and executive department activity related to priority policy areas
  • Schedule, prepare for and lead meetings with state and federal policy makers

Policy:

  • Plan and deliver policy-focused learning events
  • Lead advocacy and lobbying activities in priority policy areas
  • Engage members and the President & CEO in advocacy and lobbying activities as appropriate
  • Support the Vice President and the Public Policy Committee
  • Support fundraising efforts to fund policy initiatives
  • Attend policy related conferences when needed

 

Management:

  • Maintain primary relationship with members as assigned by the customer relationship management plan

Cross collaboration:

  • Coordinates policy-focused learning events with Programs & Learning Team
  • Collaborates with Programs & Learning Team to develop and deliver policy-focused sessions at the annual conference
  • Collaborates with Communications Director to develop policy-related materials
  • Collaborates with the United Philanthropy Forum on federal policy issues
  • Participates in Directors’ Internal Work Group

  

Minimum Qualifications for the position

Experience:

  • 5 -7 years of experience in government, public policy, philanthropy or nonprofit settings;
  • 4-year college degree in public policy/administration, political science or similar degree required, MA preferred

Skills:

  • Strong research and analysis, project management, written and verbal communications, ability to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities

Characteristics:

  • Interpersonal skills with strong commitment to high quality member service, attention to detail, well-organized, collaborative team approach, creative, innovative and continuous improvement orientation

Qualifications common to all positions

  • Commitment to our core values of Community, Courage, Voice, Integrity and Equity
  • Good interpersonal skills with strong service orientation
  • Attention to detail, ability to produce high quality work products
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of settings and styles
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience with or interest in learning about organized philanthropy

How To Apply

Applicants must send both a cover letter and resume no later than November 1, 2022 to employment@philanthropyohio.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Denver, CO

Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer, 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 pleased to announce the position of Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer. The senior officer leads L&E support for several of the Foundation’s strategies. They play an integral role in helping the Foundation assess progress and impact for these strategies, and supports staff in the design and refinement of organizational strategies. In addition, they bring an enterprise-wide perspective and provide support across the organization around evidence and learning. For the strategy teams they support, the senior officer is responsible for creating and implementing comprehensive strategies for collecting evidence, designing and deploying evaluation studies, and engaging the teams in learning that both informs future strategy work and assesses existing work. This position plays a key role in supporting the senior director of learning & evaluation in developing and implementing how the L&E department does its core work around strategic support, assessing progress and impact, creating learning, and knowledge management. The senior officer also leads aspects of organizational capacity building around evidence and learning, as well as creating and overseeing structures and practices for the learning & evaluation team to improve and innovate their own practices.

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. They will need to be able to apply principles of health equity and racial justice across all of their work, as well as integrate concepts of strategy formation and refinement, systems thinking, complexity, adaptive/emergent strategy, worldviews and power.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the following key areas:

·  Expertise in designing evaluations to assess the progress and impact of strategy

·  Expertise leading the design and implementation of learning practices for groups or organizations, with strong facilitation and group process skills

·  Expertise incorporating evidence and learning into planning and implementation of organizational strategy

·  Demonstrated ability to center principles of equity in evaluation, learning and strategy work

·  Superb skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and an ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity

·  Ability to design and coordinate multifaceted and complex projects involving multiple stakeholders

·  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, within and across teams

·  Exceptional motivation to identify issues, innovate solutions, and continuously improve practice

·  Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Candidates must possess:

·  Bachelor’s degree

·  Minimum 8 years in lead roles that involved generating evidence, and supporting stakeholders to apply evidence to strategy decisions through robust learning practices

·  A valid Colorado driver’s license is required for travel throughout the state.

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 salary range for this position is $95,872 – $129,433 per year, paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits.  The starting salary will be based on experience. This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. We work on a hybrid schedule of three days in-office (required) and two days remote.  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 10/23/22

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

Redding, CA.

Executive Director, Northern Valley Catholic Social Service

The Organization

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$170,000
DOE/DOQ 

INTEGRITY. RESPONSIBILITY. RESPECT. RESILIENCY. HOPE.

 

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS) is seeking a charismatic and personable Executive Director to ensure the organization is helping children and families reach their fullest potential through a variety of social services, such as counseling, housing, and disaster response. This individual will be highly invested in the organization’s vision to be a change agent that enhances people’s quality of life through integrated services. The Executive Director will oversee a team of 200 employees (with six direct reports), 14 housing complexes, and an operating budget of $15 million. Candidates who have a background working with a nonprofit Board of Directors are highly desirable, as are those who can tap into a Board’s expertise to make meaningful contributions. The next Executive Director does not need to be Catholic but is willing to champion NVCSS’ Guiding Principles. NVCSS needs a leader who is proactive, interpersonal, and creative. The ideal candidate for this role is an effective planner, project manager, and mentor whose passion is infectious and drive is admirable. If you want to lead an organization that values integrity, responsibility, respect, resiliency, and hope and have the skills to be an innovative and thoughtful leader, apply today!

See the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/8b396a60-b4e1-4f79-998f-6b61ce2a2c98

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have the perfect blend of the soft skills needed to supervise a social service agency and workforce with sound financial and administrative skills and foresight, abundant initiative and creativity, boldness to try new things, and charisma to bring people along. They will have the ability to adapt to changing conditions while maintaining the vision and confidence to get ahead. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, relationship builder, and organizer. They will follow the Catholic tenants and have a passion for helping those in need. The next Executive Director will have the forethought to come up with proactive solutions and develop better systems for their team through innovative problem solving. This role requires a change agent who is eager to implement new ideas and who can adapt to a changing world, especially as a result of COVID-19 and California wildfires.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Non-Profit Management, Social Work, or a related field

Desired

·        Master’s degree

·        Five years progressively responsible experience with administration and management in an agency with a diverse annual operating budget of $5 million or more

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Annual Salary: $170,000 DOE/DOQ and an attractive benefits package

 

See more benefits information here:

·        https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/403B_distriboptions.pdf

·        https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Diocese-Lay-Benefits-Booklet-2021.pdf

SECURE THE DATES:

·        Interviews will be held virtually on October 28th and in-person on November 10th. Candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days.

 

Please contact your Board V.P. Kim Niemer or Human Resources Director Jennifer Cummings with any questions:

·        kpniemer@gmail.com

·        (530) 604-2288

·        (530) 247-3328

Position Overview

THE POSITION

The Executive Director will oversee the operations of NVCSS, including a budget of $15 million, 200 employees, six direct reports, and a wide range of social services, including counseling, housing, and disaster response. The Executive Director will report to and utilize the expertise of an engaged and skilled Board of Directors and reach the organization’s vision to be recognized as a catalyst for change, by providing integrated services that assist clients in improving their own lives. They will represent NVCSS with government officials and community-based agency leaders with whom NVCSS contracts and collaborates. They will work closely with the Diocese of Sacramento Catholic Charities in programmatic initiatives and some administrative functions. This leader will be readily available and responsive to key stakeholders and clients and serve as a respected representative for the organization in community settings.

The Executive Director will continue to develop partnerships focused on a common purpose of supporting clients and their families. The Executive Director will work with their leadership team to ensure strong relationships with referral agencies remain intact. Collaborative partnerships result in increased service delivery fostering a supportive environment and contributing to improved outcomes for an individual’s wellness and recovery.

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, APPLY by October 21st at:

·        https://wbcpinc.com/job-board

Seattle, WA

President, CareerWork$

The Organization

CareerWork$ is a national, nonprofit 501(c)3 workforce development and training organization with a vision to create an environment in which everyone can achieve meaningful careers, economic stability, and help all communities thrive. Based in Seattle as an independent program significantly supported by the Sheri and Les Biller Foundation, CareerWork$ connects young adults from under-resourced communities to lasting, stable careers through training, building supportive partnerships advancing equitable economic stability.

Position Overview

CareerWork$ seeks a new President to serve as its executive leader. This role oversees the overall strategy of CareerWork$, manages a team of talented Program Directors and staff, and works closely with the Board of Directors and Advisory Board to set goals and ensure progress toward them. Reporting directly to the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation CEO, this individual will have an understanding of workforce development, including landscape, key players, and emerging trends.

How To Apply

CareerWork$ has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/CW_PRES_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.

Remote

Director of Communications, Funder for Justice

The Organization

Funders for Justice is a national network and organizing platform for grantmakers, donor networks, and funder affinity groups to mobilize resources to grassroots organizing led by and for people of color, at the intersections of racial justice, gender justice, economic justice, ending criminalization, and building models for community safety and justice. FFJ is a political home for funders: a place of problem-solving and catalyzing change in philanthropy; a place for trouble-makers and visionary leaders in philanthropy; a place for the curious committed to manifesting tangible change; a place to learn, support each other, and tell the whole truth about this political moment: what communities and organizations are facing, what they’re doing to fight and build new ways, and how funders need to step up to meet the mandate of the moment.

FFJ is a highly collaborative organization that trusts the people on our team to lead. Staff are innovative and generative, and create infrastructure for our work that holds both structure and flexibility so that members can meaningfully participate in our programs and partner with staff to lead on new opportunities.

FFJ was founded in 2014, and has grown from less than 100 members, mostly rapid response programming, and part time staff, to over 500 members, several areas of programming, several formal member leadership roles, and six full time staff roles; the Director of Communications will be the seventh staff role. Funders for Justice is led by a steering committee and a set of member leaders across three issue-based strategy groups, and staff. The staff work closely with the member leadership and other members to design and implement the daily programming.

FFJ hosts an array of standing programming: divest/invest political education for funders; a cohort of movement advisors that provide political guidance to our work; three strategy groups: healing justice, ‘me too’ in philanthropy, and eroding the power of police unions; the donor organizing committee for the Movement for Black Lives, in partnership with M4BL staff; and a fellowship for FFJ’s member leaders. FFJ also offers additional responsive and collaborative programs throughout the year, including webinars and virtual institutes, as well as in-person events and training institutes at philanthropic conferences (when it is safe again to convene in person).

For more about FFJ, visit Funders for Justice. For more information about our fiscal sponsor, SEE, please visit saveourplanet.org.

Position Overview

The Director of Communications at Funders for Justice (FFJ) leads the public messaging of the organization, by working collaboratively with the executive director, staff, and member leaders to develop strategy, content, and materials that advance the mission, goals, and programs of FFJ.

The Director of Communications at Funders for Justice (FFJ) leads the public messaging of the organization, by working collaboratively with the executive director, staff, and member leaders to develop strategy, content, and materials that advance the mission, goals, and programs of FFJ.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Communications works in close partnership with the staff and member leaders to lead the public messaging of the organization, through working collaboratively to develop content and materials that advance the mission and goals of FFJ. The message will be rooted in the abolition values of FFJ, and guided by a deep solidarity with the movements and organizations that FFJ partners with, in order to shift the leadership and culture of philanthropy to accountability to the grassroots. This includes public materials, political education materials, managing and maintaining FFJ’s main website and divest/invest website, maintaining social media accounts, tracking member engagement with digital materials, and creating original content. The Director of Communications will be responsible for design of materials and websites, including project management for website redesign(s), graphic design for new materials, and project management with any communications consultants.

This role reports to the Executive Director. The Director of Communications will build out a communications team when resources are available.

  • Lead the development and implementation of the strategic communications plan for FFJ
    • Lead an innovative communications strategy that is long-term and focused, while also responsive and nimble to advance emerging opportunities and meet the mandate of movements, and that includes a wide range of platforms and mediums
    • Develop the public narrative of FFJ, in partnership with the Executive Director, other staff, and member leaders
    • Partner with the Executive Director, Director of Organizing, and the Director of Training and Leadership Development to develop and implement annual communications goals and strategies, as part of organization-wide goals and strategies
    • Develop the communications work plan and budget, and monitor progress
  • Craft public materials for member recruitment
    • Partner with the Membership Manager to develop materials for the annual membership drive
    • Partner with the Membership Manager to develop materials for ongoing member recruitment
    • Provide, or partner with a consultant on, graphic design for new materials
  • Design Political Education Materials
    • Partner with staff to develop political education materials to advance the goals of the strategy groups, fellowship, external trainings, and other programs
    • Provide, or partner with a consultant on, graphic design for new materials
  • Lead Digital Communications
    • Manage and maintain FFJ’s primary website, including regular content updates
    • Manage and maintain FFJ’s divest/invest website, including regular content updates
    • Lead the redesign for FFJ’s primary and divest/invest websites
    • Manage FFJ’s newsletter, including creating new content and coordinating
    • Run FFJ’s social media accounts, including creating original content as well as amplifying the content of our funder and movement partners
    • Track member engagement with FFJ’s digital platforms, and use that data to inform how you grow and pivot communications strategies and tactics
  • Media Relations
    • Develop relationships and engage with philanthropic media to amplify FFJ’s work
    • Develop relationships and engage with philanthropic media to amplify FFJ’s funder and movement partners
    • Land earned media and op-eds
    • Author and manage the distribution of press releases
    • Respond to press inquiries
    • Creating, implementing, and managing an editorial calendar
  • Safety and Security Systems & Practices
    • Partner with the Administration Manager on safety and security practices for FFJ’s communications work, including but not limited to digital security
  • Provide timely responses to funder and movement partners, and others with communications requests
  • Create and maintain the communications systems and files for the organization
  • Project management with consultants and vendors
  • Participate in all staff meetings and relevant meetings with staff and members

ABOUT YOU

Knowledge & Skills 

  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience and success with taking lead on the entire body of communications work of an organization
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in racial, gender, and economic justice work, preferably as part of a grassroots organization for at least part of that experience
  • At least 8-10 years of demonstrated experience with philanthropy, including foundations, intermediaries, collaborative funds, affinity groups, as a staff member and/or as a grantee partner.
  • Ability to communicate complex and powerful  ideas, frameworks, strategies, and campaigns on a range of mediums and through both short and long form
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with safety and security practices, especially as related to the communications work of an organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with crafting public materials that are accessible across multiple accessibility considerations, including multiple disabilities and multiple languages
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading in a manager or director role.
  • Strong demonstrated experience with Google Analytics, WordPress, Mailchimp, Canva, Powerbase and/or other membership database, and other relevant tools and platforms
  • Facility with technology and comfort with a virtual office
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, used to craft the public narrative for an organization, using a wide range of styles and platforms, including reports, blogs and short essays, and social media
  • You are able to manage time effectively, allowing you to prioritize, follow-up on, and finalize tasks in order of relevance.

Attitude and Teamwork

  • You believe in respect of self and others as a core value and work ethic.
  • You believe in responsibility/accountability as a practice and value that is not only about completing tasks and obligations.
  • You are proactive and take initiative in your approach to your work, at all levels and including collaboration with others
  • You link responsibility to awareness of the consequences of your actions, and anticipate the effects to prevent damage to yourself, others and the shared environment.
  • You practice and value kindness, effectiveness, and collaboration.
  • You come up with creative solutions to problems based on your own experience.
  • You are emotionally aware and practice self/community care to make your ability to work and fulfill your responsibilities sustainably.
  • You are aware of your own limits, discern, and have a practice of asking for support and collaboration to meet your goals.
  • You to interface easily with others to agree on plans of action, problem-solve, or give/receive feedback
  • You have great attention to detail.
  • You see the big picture, can make connections in analysis and work across programs within the organization, as well as between FFJ, grantmakers and donors, and sister affinity groups.
  • Flexibility and comfort with overlapping projects, competing deadlines, and multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to travel for occasional staff retreats, FFJ convenings, and other events when it is truly safe to do so, given the current global pandemic

FFJ/SEE is an equal-opportunity employer. Women (trans & cis), people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and others most impacted by the carceral system are strongly encouraged for this role.

COMPENSATION 

This is a salaried, full-time position. Salary, commensurate with experience, begins at $90,000. Benefits include generous leave and health insurance, and retirement contributions.

LOCATION & WORK ENVIRONMENT (Conditions and Physical Demands) 

Anywhere in the United States. This job operates in a professional, virtual, home office or co-working environment, with occasional local and national travel. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, including a laptop computer and cell phone. The employee is generally required to spend long periods of time sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.

How To Apply

Please submit an application consisting of the following materials combined into a single PDF:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 2-3 writing samples (preferably the samples demonstrate two different writing styles, e.g., blog post, op-ed, fact sheet, talking points, etc.)
  • Contact information for 3 references (we’ll notify applicants before contacting references)

Please submit your PDF application to jobs@funders4justice.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

We aim to begin interviews in November 2022, and expect to onboard a new staff member in late 2022 or early 2023.

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