Menlo Park or Los Angeles, CA

Program Manager - Food & Agriculture, 11th Hour Project, The Schmidt Family Foundation

The Organization

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION & THE 11TH HOUR PROJECT
Established in 2006 by Wendy and Eric Schmidt, The Schmidt Family Foundation (TSFF) supports efforts worldwide that uplift communities to build resilient systems for food, water, and human health. Through community-, market- and technology-based approaches, TSFF promotes an intelligent relationship between human activity and the planet’s natural resources. TSFF pursues its mission through three, innovative and thoughtful strategies: 1) The 11th Hour Project; 2) the Mission Investment Program; and 3) Schmidt Marine Technology Partners.

As a program of TSFF, the 11th Hour Project provides grants to qualified 501(c)3 organizations that are committed to promoting a responsible relationship with the planet’s food, water and energy resources. Our team works at the nexus of energy, food and agriculture, and human rights. For us, growing beyond a linear economy based on extraction and waste towards a regenerative economy means advancing frameworks that value healthy ecosystems, active civic engagement, and social fairness.

Position Overview

The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, seeks a collaborative, inspiring, organized, and self-motivated Program Manager to be part of a small, supportive, and audacious team leading the Food & Agriculture Program designed to support a transition of food and agriculture systems from consolidated, fossil-fuel intensive industries toward regenerative, regionalized food economies that provide compounding ecological, social, and health benefits to all communities.

ABOUT THE POSITION
The 11th Hour Project is looking for an exceptional person to join our two-person Food & Agriculture team. The Program Manager – Food & Agriculture will help refine and implement our strategies for working at the intersection of healthy soil and healthy communities while executing all aspects related to grant-making subject to all existing policies and procedures of the Foundation. A high degree of flexibility and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves in a dynamic, small-team environment are essential. The Program Manager will primarily focus on our portfolio in California.

The Program Manager must have an excellent work ethic, be highly skilled at setting priorities, and possess a willingness to jump in with both feet. The successful candidate will be confident, smart, and highly productive quick study who thrives in a high-performing organization.
This position reports to the Program Director for the Food & Agriculture Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Strategy & Grants Management
• Participate actively in supporting a program-wide strategy that aligns with the organizational mission of The 11th Hour Project
• In collaboration with team members, manage and refine the California program strategy
• Engage in ongoing research in a defined area, identify potential opportunities for transformational change, and develop grant recommendations to achieve program objectives
• Gather and analyze monitoring and evaluation data to assess program impacts, gaps, and challenges in the program’s strategy, and generate learning that informs future grant-making
• Maintain/share knowledge of current events in our strategic areas as it relates to programmatic outcomes
• Manage and execute site visits to regions of geographic focus across California
• Solicit, review and analyze grant proposals
• Prepare and complete grant documentation for approval by the Program Director
• In collaboration with the Program Director, periodically present grant strategy and recommendations to Executive Director and Board
• Maintain grant files, including contact management, evaluations and metrics reporting
• Execute other projects and activities, as assigned

Network Building
• Maintain and expand upon an existing network of thought-partners and advisors
• Lead positive and productive partner and grantee relationships with a wide range of organizations and individuals
• Represent the Foundation at conferences and gatherings
• In partnership with Program Director, develop funding coalitions for strategic priorities

Organizational Management
• Work closely with grants administration and finance teams to ensure grants are processed and managed in a timely, accurate and compliant manner
• Foster a dynamic, collaborative environment with other members of The 11th Hour Project teams and TSFF management to work together to achieve program goals as well as TSFF goals overall

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE DESIRED
• Ability to foster passion for the mission of the Food and Agriculture Program and The Schmidt Family Foundation
• Grounded in a holistic, in depth understanding of systemic inequities and committed to racial and environmental justice
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent education with a record that demonstrates suitable preparation for the position
• Experience in project and program administration and proven project management skills
• 3+ years of experience with and knowledge of the Food & Agriculture space
• Ability to work in a small organization with an emphasis on teamwork
• Articulate writer and oral communicator with strong presentation skills and the ability to actively participate in group meetings

• Proven critical thinking, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills to interface and coordinate professionally with a number of diverse internal and external contacts, including grantees, vendors and fellow team members
• Ability to understand organizational structure and work through administrative systems with a keen attention to detail
• Ability to be flexible and forward-thinking to envision and enact solutions
• Ability to work on a wide range of projects, prioritize tasks, manage time effectively and meet deadlines
• Ability to work as a team member and individually, with a high level of self-motivation
• Demonstrated expertise in successfully managing a budget
• Fluency in MS Office and Google Docs with experience using an online database strongly preferred
• Willingness to travel up to 30-40%

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, email a cover letter, resume and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to tsffoundation@walkeraac.com on or before 5:00 PM on Friday, April 17, 2020. Use the subject line: Program Manager – Food & Agriculture. Submit Microsoft Word or PDF files only (one combined PDF file is preferred). Resume review begins immediately.

The Schmidt Family Foundation is committed to using its philanthropic resources to deepen and expand its relationships with organizations led by people color – both operationally and programmatically. The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create an atmosphere where diversity of identity, experience, and background are welcomed, valued, and supported.

The 11th Hour Project believes that diversity brings about greater sustainability on all levels and aims to use its resources to generate greater social and environmental diversity through its grant-making and other related investments. Candidates who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Battle Creek, MI

Talent Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Talent Officer.

In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: thriving children, working families and equitable communities. WKKF partners closely with stakeholders and policy makers to co-create a network of organizations working together to advance racial equity, leadership, and community engagement while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and economic stability for children and families in need.  Embedded within all we do are commitments to advancing racial equity and racial healing, to developing leaders and to engaging communities in solving their own problems. We call these our DNA and believe they are essential to creating the conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success. This sharpened focus has highlighted the need for a thriving workforce of agile leaders at the foundation who can leverage their expertise across traditional silos of content and hierarchy and break down barriers to positive systemic change and impact both within and outside of the foundation.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Vice President for Talent and Human Resources (THR) and working collaboratively with  dedicated THR, Talent Success, and Leadership Development core teams, the new Talent Officer will be responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of talent strategy, recruitment, and learning and development for the foundation.  S/He/They will partner with the senior core team leadership of the foundation to set priorities for human capital development and internal capacity building, ensuring that foundation talent programs and systems reinforce the organization’s ability to transform grantmaking.  As a member of this strategic team, the Talent Officer will leverage both internal and external consulting resources to ensure effective recruitment, retention, and talent pipeline development for the foundation and its employees and leverages their intrinsic and learned talents in effective ways. S/He/They will also act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families.

The ideal candidate will be a mission-driven leader with comprehensive knowledge of best practices in human capital management, recruitment, and learning and development. S/He/They will bring an understanding of how equity, diversity, inclusion, and impact are integrated into organizational development, talent pipeline development, workforce planning, and recruitment and retention processes and will have demonstrated success in the development of talent management initiatives.  The successful candidate will be a holistic thinker who understands how to build strategic relationships both within and outside of the organization and will possess a strong team orientation, a high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, the ability to travel nationally and internationally, and demonstrated success working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. The new Talent Officer will be committed to the values and mission of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

For a detailed description of the position, desired candidate qualifications and instructions for application, please visit: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/additional-searches/wkkf-to.

How To Apply

The search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Whitney Herrington of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To apply please click this link or go to nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches. Applications should include a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and where you learned of the position. Please send questions about the role to WKKF-TO@nonprofitprofessionals.com.

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

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

Washington, D.C.

Grants and Corporate Operations Manager, Exponent Philanthropy

The Organization

Exponent Philanthropy is a member-led community of lean funders. Where foundation leaders and individual funders learn and inspire one another to make an exponential impact. When lean funders are uncertain about what’s right or best, looking for new ideas, or feeling alone in making decisions, here is where they connect with answers, experts, and peers to create a community of fulfilled, and, ultimately, more effective philanthropists. Our mission is to amplify and increase the impact of lean funders by building an inclusive community where they can learn, connect, and collaborate.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for managing and executing Exponent Philanthropy’s competitive grants strategy, and supporting the director in building and implementing our corporate partnership program. A successful Grants and Corporate Operations Manager will be relationship centered, collaborative, self-motivated, detail-oriented, efficient, and solutions-minded.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grants Management/Administration

  • Assist CEO and key staff with lead generation, cultivation, relationship management and stewardship of large grants
  • Coordinate and assist grant writers and editorial staff on writing and submission of LOIs and competitive grant proposals
  • Manage day-to-day communications with funding organizations to ensure timely communication and due diligence
  • Coordinate with relevant departments and staff post-grant award to manage timely fulfillment of deliverables, communications, and grant reports
  • Ensure grant-related data is entered into database and updated as needed Corporate Partnerships
  • Assist department director with implementing corporate partnerships program, including stewardship, renewal, and communications plans
  • Develop familiarity with corporate partners, their respective industries and services provided
  • Conduct prospect research to maintain a viable list of potential corporate partners and sponsors and advise director on prospects to cultivate
  • Draft corporate partnership agreements and coordinate with relevant departments to ensure benefits are implemented
  • Manage relationships post-commitment to ensure partner familiarity with benefits and available engagement opportunities
  • Oversee corporate partner webpages, working with digital team on design, corporate partner visibility, and strategy to drive traffic to the site
  • Brainstorm with relevant staff on program innovations, including new benefits and opportunities for corporate partner engagement, and streamlining and automation of internal processes Annual Conference
  • Organize all development-related tasks for the Annual Conference and ensure alignment with overall conference timeline
  • Assist department director with developing sponsorship opportunities and crafting language for conference prospectus
  • Manage exhibit hall and serve as primary point of contact for show floor decorator to develop and confirm exhibit hall floor plan
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure speaker/sponsorship/exhibit information is captured and uploaded to the conference website in a timely manner, and partner benefits are implemented General Operations
  • General department operations including coordinating internal and external meetings and calls, report production, and payment processing
  • Occasional travel to partner/prospect offices and to support Annual Conference

QUALIFICATIONS

Exponent Philanthropy seeks to not only acquire top talent, but continuously develop and retain top talent. The ideal incumbent will possess proven experience, be committed to continuous learning, and motivated to take on challenges.

The qualifications below have been identified to improve the likelihood of employee success, engagement, and satisfaction.

Bachelor’s degree required; and 3-5 years of experience in fundraising operations/grants management/corporate fundraising Additional criteria include: Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Salesforce required; Asana a plus. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, communication, and project management skills. Must have the ability to multi-task and to manage time wisely. Must be a team player and demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative environment and maintain a high level of quality control. Effective customer service skills including the ability to interact positively with staff at all levels is must.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $60K – $75K, commensurate with experience. In addition, Exponent Philanthropy offers a competitive suite of benefits, including fully covered health insurance for the first year, and a subsequent benefits package equal to 21% of salary to cover your choice of health, dental, vision, disability, and/or life insurance, and 401(k) retirement contributions. Our total benefits offering is designed to support employee wellness while also providing the flexibility to customize your package.

How To Apply For Position:

Interested parties should email cover letter, resume and salary expectations to hr@exponentphilanthropy.org and include “Grants and Corporate Operations Manager” in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Although we value initiative, we cannot field phone calls regarding the position.

Washington, DC

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The Organization

Council for a Strong America is an indispensable ally to advocacy organizations seeking to create a generation of well-educated youth equipped to lead productive lives. The organization seeks a Vice President of Development to lead a talented fundraising program to help diversify its support.

Council for a Strong America has mobilized unique and powerful voices to change public debates about public policy investment in children. CSA united five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors, and prominent coaches and athletes who promote solutions that ensure the next generation of Americans will be citizen ready. With more than 9,000 members and decades of expertise and leadership across communities, the organization works together to promote evidence-based policies that strengthen the country.

Position Overview

Council for a Strong America seeks a highly skilled Vice President of Development to lead a talented fundraising team. The ideal Vice President of Development will have a sophisticated understanding of opportunities and challenges related to fundraising for an advocacy organization and a demonstrated record of success communicating the unique ways that non-profit advocacy organizations shape and advance public policy.

Reporting to the President, serving on the organization’s leadership team, and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Vice President of Development will be responsible for designing and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to secure and diversify financial support for the organization.

The ideal Vice President of Development will have:

  • At least 10 years of senior management experience, with extensive experience in foundation relations.
  • Experience in comprehensive fundraising for children’s issues or policy; experience in an advocacy organization and/or advocacy campaigns is preferred.
  • Proven track record raising 5-, 6-, and 7-figure donations to support advocacy efforts.
  • Expertise in principles of donor stewardship necessary to renew gifts and increase gift levels.
  • Background in public policy, early childhood, education, nutrition, or youth issues is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com/positions/.

Greensboro, NC

Director of Marketing & Communications, Ready for School, Ready for Life

The Organization

Overview

Ready for School, Ready for Life (Ready, Ready) is a regional effort to plan, design and implement a connected, innovative system of care for Guilford County’s youngest children and their families. Ready Ready is a 501(c)(3) that is in the early stages of designing and piloting a strategy for children – prenatal to the age of five – that will improve their outcomes through a connected and seamless service delivery system. The initiative has significant multi-year philanthropic interest, commitment and support and is positioned to serve as a national model.  The Director of Marketing and Communications will lead all efforts to design, implement and measure the impact of messaging to a broad constituency.

The Opportunity

The Director of Marketing and Communications will join a talented committed team working in a fast-paced, rapidly expanding and evolving environment that will require the ability to develop and apply strategic vision while completing the necessary daily tasks for maintenance and growth. Reporting to and partnering with the CEO, the Director will be a leader within and outside of the organization, regularly interfacing with families served by the initiative, board members, funders, and organizational partners.  The Director of Marketing and Communications will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all of the organization’s communication strategies, including internal and external digital marketing and public relations activities. The successful candidate must have the ability to analyze and synthesize a complex initiative and express its intent and value in a straightforward way to a broad array of audiences.  

Responsibilities  

Strategy & Management

Serving as a member of the Leadership Team and in partnership with the CEO:

  • Lead communications and marketing planning and implementation, adhering to approved goals and brands.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Director’s Communications Sub-Committee and the organization’s Public Will-Building Committee.
  • Work closely with program staff to design and implement communications strategies and effective messaging for organizational and project-specific goals ensuring that all communications are culturally competent, reaching and resonating with a variety of diverse audiences.
  • Identify, develop and provide training to board and staff members and community advocates on organizational messaging and, in some cases, the use of technology.
  • Ensure evaluation systems are in place to measure impact and routinely report progress to the CEO and Board of Directors and external stakeholders in an easy-to-digest manner.
  • Ensure the appropriate tools and resources are in place to properly support the successful implementation of the communications strategy, including managing vendor relationships.
  • Work with the CEO and Finance Manager to develop annual budgets for communications and marketing.  

Brand Management

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate an annual communications and marketing plan that includes website, social media, print and digital content, and email marketing.
  • Ensure that brand identity, messaging and communications and marketing strategy are infused into all organizational efforts (programming, development, network support).
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate marketing campaigns related to programs, special events, and funder/donor cultivation.  

Content Strategy and Implementation

  • Oversee the development, design, distribution, and maintenance of high-quality print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, annual reports, brochures, presentations, newsletters, and reports.
  • Lead the strategy and implementation for Ready Ready’s website, social media and email channels that lead to measurable action.  

Press and Public Relations

  • Identify trends and monitor current events and influencers to anticipate opportunities for Ready Ready to engage in the national conversation on early childhood development and systems change.
  • Guide the strategy on press outreach, including messaging in press releases, creation of press kits and materials, interview preparation, and responses to media requests. Develop and maintain partnerships with members of the media.

Position Overview

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required with advanced degree preferred in the areas of communications and marketing or related field (e.g. communications, marketing, business administration, management, advertising, or journalism).
  • At least five to eight years of professional experience that includes leading communications, marketing, social media and public relations activities in a high-growth organization.
  • Experience utilizing Search Engine Optimization and digital tools.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, strong knowledge of WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A successful track record in developing and executing marketing campaigns, communications and public relations activities.
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of online and print collateral and publications, and, experience developing and implementing successful digital marketing strategies.
  • Proven track record in developing a broad spectrum of proactive media relations campaigns and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent communication skills including oral, writing and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational and excellent people skills with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and dynamic team.
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
  • Some early childhood development and/or education experience preferred.

Key Attributes

  • A passion for children and families and the organization’s mission.
  • Flexibility and the ability to be a self-starter; able to manage multiple projects while maintaining quality.
  • Creative, strategic, and analytical.
  • Adaptive, able to pivot when needed and to thrive in a fast-paced evolving organization.
  • Enthusiastic while able to keep mission and vision in the forefront amid the design and implementation of multiple projects.
  • Able to genuinely connect with people of varying backgrounds and experiences.

How to Apply

To apply, upload a cover letter, resume, and references to www.armstrongmcguire.com/apply.  Email leslie@armstrongmcguire.com in the case of technical problems.  No phone calls, please and no applications will be accepted by email or third-party sites.

Ready Ready is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williamsburg, VA

Vice President for Development, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Organization

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

As Colonial Williamsburg prepares to celebrate its centennial and the country celebrates its 250th birthday in 2026, the institution seeks a vice president and chief development officer to play a central role in securing philanthropic investment for the enterprise.

Colonial Williamsburg boasts the support of several of the nation’s most generous and thoughtful philanthropists. Raising in excess of $75 million per annum over the past several years, CW’s development program is mature and productive. Its new vice president and chief development officer will bring the program to the level of best practices and will utilize all of the tools of the modern fundraising operation in pursuit of considerably greater levels of philanthropic investment. Of particular import in this regard will be the opportunity to analyze a remarkable amount of data that CW gathers on its visitors and patrons, data that should lead to a significantly expanded prospect pool. Bringing these efforts together, the vice president and chief development officer will plan and execute a major campaign to coincide with the 2026 anniversaries.

Success in this endeavor requires a leader with significant and sophisticated knowledge and experience across the development enterprise. The vice president and chief development officer will demonstrate a track record as a leader of one or more enterprises of significant complexity demonstrating outstanding growth and transformation. A personal track record raising major or principal gifts is highly desirable, and experience at the leadership level of at least one major, ambitious campaign is required. Of greatest import is a leader who resonates with and can speak passionately on behalf of the mission and values of Colonial Williamsburg and its place in our nation’s history.

Position Overview

Colonial Williamsburg’s new vice president and chief development officer will play a seminal role in the preservation and advancement of one of our nation’s crown jewels.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For formal consideration, applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in response to the opportunities and expectations described within this leadership profile to CWVPD@wittkieffer.com. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by April 15, 2020. A detailed leadership profile is available at www.wittkieffer.com.

How To Apply

Material that must be mailed may be sent to:

 

Vice President for Development

Colonial Williamsburg

c/o WittKieffer

Attention: Dennis M. Barden, Melissa Fincher and Andrew Bowen

2015 Spring Road, Suite 510

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search at 630-575-6152.

Colonial Williamsburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons 

Location Flexible/Remote Office

Chief Executive Officer, Grantmakers in Aging

The Organization

Grantmakers in Aging seeks a facilitative coalition builder as their next Chief Executive Officer. Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) is the nation’s leading membership organization of funders serving aging philanthropy, with the mission to promote and strengthen grantmaking for an aging society. Believing a society which is better for older adults is better for people of all ages, GIA acts as a relevant and responsive network, resource, and champion, amplifying the voices of older people and issues of aging. For more information, please visit www.giaging.org 

Position Overview

The CEO is responsible for the overall successful operation and performance of GIA.  All activities of GIA shall be carried out under the leadership and direction of the CEO who, in partnership with the Board, sets the strategic direction of the organization and oversees daily operations to ensure GIA achieves its strategic and financial objectives. The CEO manages an annual budget of approximately $1.6 million and oversees three staff. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in a senior leadership position and an interest in the field of grantmaking for an aging society. Membership organization or professional or trade association experience would be a plus. Candidates could have experience working on behalf of older adults in a direct service or grantmaking role, but could also come from a variety of other settings. GIA seeks to build a diverse staff and membership and candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups are strongly encouraged to apply. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

How To Apply

Grantmakers in Aging has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Chief Executive Officer search. To apply and to review the full position description, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website HERE

Los Altos, CA

Ocean Program Research Analyst (UC Berkeley Haas School), the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

About The Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation, guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. The Foundation invests in effective organizations and leaders, collaborates with them to identify strategic solutions, and supports them over time to reach common goals. Our Foundation’s goals and how we carry out our work reflects our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We aim to create a workplace culture and pursue policies and practices that demonstrate how we value diversity, equity and inclusion.

About the Ocean Team and Our Work

The ocean makes life on our planet possible. It delivers the oxygen we breathe, regulates our climate, and    provides food for billions of people around the world. Experts agree that increasing threats such as overfishing and climate change are putting pressure on the ocean and damaging its ability to sustain ocean life, ultimately endangering our own well-being. Creating positive, lasting change will not be easy, but it is possible. For half a century, the Packard Foundation has made investments to expand our understanding of the ocean and has worked with partners to improve its long-term health. Today, we invest in organizations and communities working within six focal countries (U.S., Mexico, Chile, China, Japan, Indonesia) and through three global strategies, together designed to improve ocean sustainability and the well-being of people who depend on a healthy ocean.

You will be joining an Ocean Team made up of nine strategy teams on site at the Foundation that include a Director and a Deputy Director of Conservation & Science, Program Officers, an Evaluation and Learning Officer, Program Associates, plus a slate of in-country advisors and senior Foundation leadership—all working to protect and restore ocean life. With a $38M annual budget, the Ocean Team works in close partnership with the Foundation’s Communications, Evaluation and Learning, and Organizational Effectiveness staff as well as other funders and ‘re-granting organizations, such as Oceans 5. More  information about our team and ocean grantmaking is available here: https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/ocean/.

During the term of this fellowship, the Ocean Team will be jointly reviewing and learning from findings and recommendations produced through four independent evaluations. In addition, the team and you will be highly focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as this is a priority area of learning and action within the Foundation’s Conservation & Science program. Together, we will be developing refreshed strategies that reflect our learning and adjust to new insights and evolving conditions. You will be deeply engaged with the Ocean Team, along with our internal and external partners, in this process.

About the Fellowship
The UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business (through the Center for Social Sector Leadership) offers this unique two-year fellowship in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to provide next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) leaders and work with a grantmaking team serving diverse issues and populations in the Conservation & Science program.

The vision for this partnership is to strengthen the future of philanthropy and civil society by providing recent graduates from diverse disciplines and backgrounds a professional-level introduction to philanthropy and the non-profit sector. The goals of the fellowship are to 1) introduce recent graduates to philanthropy and the role of NGOs to strengthen their impact in a future career and 2) introduce the Foundation to fresh ideas, new skills, and diverse perspectives.

The position will support the Foundation’s grantmaking, strategic planning, research, and monitoring, evaluation and learning for the Ocean Subprogram. This position will take day-to-day direction from the Deputy Director for Oceans who leads the Ocean Team.

While placed at the Packard Foundation and receiving day-to-day supervision from the Deputy Director there, the fellow will also enjoy full support from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business’ Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership. The Berkeley supervisor will provide context for the foundation world, access to resources for fellowship success, and personal coaching and supervision for the fellow. Since the purpose of the fellowship is to develop leaders, the fellowship also includes a professional development budget for the fellow to attend ocean and philanthropy conferences, take relevant workshops and seminars, receive professional career coaching, and develop specific skills and knowledge particular to the fellow’s next career goal. More information about past and present Research Analysts within Conservation & Science is available here: https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/climate/conservation-and-science-research-analysts/.

The fellowship begins June 2020 and ends May 2022.

Position Overview

How to Apply: Open the link into a new web browser and complete the application process.

https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=6140&PostingSeq=1

Battle Creek, MI

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

The Organization

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

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

Position Overview

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

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

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

How To Apply

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Mission Statement

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

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Executive Director, Women's Birth & Wellness Center

The Organization

Title:                          EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Reports To:              Board of Directors

Position:                   Exempt/Full-Time

Women’s Birth & Wellness Center (WBWC) www.ncbirthcenter.org is North Carolina’s longest-operating free standing birth center and is dedicated to providing women of diverse backgrounds with comprehensive primary, maternity and lactation healthcare throughout the life cycle. Located in Chapel Hill, NC, WBWC believes that every woman has the right to a standard of excellence in her healthcare, to be treated with respect for human dignity and cultural preferences, and to be an active partner in her healthcare.

WBWC midwives, nurse practitioners and nurses consider themselves partners with their patients in the healthcare process and work to ensure personalized care. WBWC delivers over 400 babies annually. In addition to prenatal care, WBWC offers primary care to all women, as well as to transgender people. We believe that pregnancy, birth, adolescence and menopause are natural processes. Our approach fosters a close relationship between provider and patient that is mutually enriching and informative.

Position Overview

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors to develop strategy and to ensure that its goals and mission are achieved. The Executive Director co-leads the organization with the Clinical Director allowing shared ownership over shared outcomes.  The Executive Director is the public face of the Center and is responsible for building awareness of WBWC in the communities which the Center serves and is responsible for the management of the organization, fundraising and new business development strategy.

KEY ROLES: (Essential Responsibilities)

Leadership

·         Support WBWC’s mission and principles

·         Work with Board to define future growth and vision for organization

·         Provide co-leadership with the Clinical Director to ensure the effective operation and
delivery of programs within the organization and community

·         Ensure the implementation of programs, services and activities that meet the
requirements of all grants and funding

·         Provide an open-door policy for employees

 

Resource Development & Advocacy

·         Articulate and promote the mission and vision of WBWC

·         Build awareness of WBWC and its work by participating in conferences, panels, speaking engagements and sitting on Boards that are active in women’s health issues

·         Create partnerships with other organizations that will help broaden the reach and increase effectiveness of the center and mission

·         Lead WBWC fundraising efforts through grants, special events, soliciting individual gifts, and other revenue sources

·         Participate in local, state and national efforts to improve access to and reimbursement for midwifery and birth centers

Board Relations

·         Work with the Board to develop and implement the Strategic Plan

·         Keep the Board of Directors informed of any issues that may have influence on the organization’s ability to achieve its mission and goals

·         Assist the Board in diverse and inclusive recruitment efforts

·         Develop Board competence and encourage greater board leadership

Operational Management

·         Assess the current operation and create plans that will sustain, grow and improve WBWC services and facilities

·         Provide effective leadership to develop a financially sustainable organization

·         Monitor WBWC’s performance against annual financial and service goals and develop and implement plans to address the shortfalls

·         Lead the development of the annual budget

·         Ensure organizational compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal rules and regulations

·         Develop metrics that matter that demonstrate organizational competence and achievement

·         Oversee negotiations with payers to ensure appropriate reimbursement and contract terms

·         Ensure strong working relationship with affiliated Western NC Birth Center (Asheville, NC)

·         Build and maintain strong, competent staff and ensure they are provided with the resources and support necessary to be successful in their roles

 

Equity and Inclusion

·         Grow and support Board and staff emphasis on the importance of equity and inclusion

·         Recruit and support staff with varying demographic backgrounds and perspectives

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE:

Required:

·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

·         Ten or more years experience in a management role with a health-related nonprofit organization

·         Proven leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision making and delegation

·         Expertise in strategic planning

·         Demonstrated success in fundraising

·         Successful track record in fiscal management

·         Excellence in organizational management and time management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

·         Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, self-directed, adaptable, and with an innovative approach to business planning

·         Personal values consistent with WBWC mission

Preferred:

·         Experience with birth centers, midwifery and/or out-of-hospital birth

·         Graduate degree in a field that supports and advances the work

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

Women’s Birth & Wellness Center is committed to equity and diversity in providing services and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. All employees have a responsibility to contribute to an environment that encourages and enhances the valuing of fairness, enthusiasm for diversity, and passion for respectful interaction.  The purpose of this Affirmative Action Statement is to reaffirm Women’s Birth & Wellness Center’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS: Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC, is conducting this search. To apply, click on the link to the WBWC Executive Director position profile at www.ArmstrongMcGuire.com/apply. You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references. In case of any technical problems, contact april@armstrongmcguire.com.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.