San Francisco, CA

Director of Program Strategy, Metta Fund

The Organization

Founded in 1998, Metta Fund is a private foundation formed from the merger of Davies Medical Center with California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Health. Metta Fund is dedicated to advancing the health and wellness of San Francisco’s aging population, particularly focusing on social determinants of health.

Position Overview

Metta Fund seeks a Director of Program Strategy to play an integral role in achieving Metta Fund’s vision of an inclusive, connected, multi-generational, healthy, and thriving San Francisco. The Director of Program Strategy will be responsible for driving the foundation’s grantmaking and programmatic investments, learning and evaluation efforts, and partnerships.

How To Apply

Metta Fund has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://the360group.us/MF_DPS_PD.pdf  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

New York, NY

Women's Rights Program Associate, Wellspring Philantropic Fund

The Organization

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, a private philanthropic consulting firm, seeks a Program Associate to join its Women’s Rights (WR) Program.  The mission of the Women’s Rights Program is to promote the dignity, equality, autonomy, and well-being of women by supporting the women’s rights community to build power to drive social change and by funding efforts to prevent violence against women, advance women’s land and property rights, and guarantee reproductive rights.The Program Associate provides both administrative and programmatic support for the team working on a diverse set of issues both domestically and internationally.  In addition, the Program Associate will be tasked with managing some aspects of grantee relationships,including reviewing proposals and monitoring grants.

Position Overview

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative

Assist team with planning, scheduling and coordinating meetings, travel, workshops and convenings; make logistical arrangements as needed; coordinate consultant contracts

Lead on tracking budget spreadsheets and grant calendars, coordinating grant workflow, including entering grants as needed.

Support strategic planning, reflection and learning processes, including through research, analysis and evaluation.

Programmatic

Conduct research related to field developments, opportunities related to grant-making, and other topics requested by team.

Participate in all aspects of grantmaking, including screening and scoping of potential grantees, analyzing background information; soliciting and developing funding proposals; preparing grant recommendations; conduct site visits and manage a small portfolio of grantees (as needed).

Contribute to the team’s learning agenda (as needed).

Donor Communications:

Research and prepare donor education materials and other information for Wellspring internal use, including presentation slides and regular donor updates.

External Representation:

Coordinate calls and meetings with peer funders and funder affinity groups.

Represent Wellspring at site visits and conferences.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

Familiarity with and strong commitment to women’s rights and gender justice, including in the global South.

Knowledge of a range of human rights and social justice issues, including in the global South.

Three or more years working in a human rights or social justice organization.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Excellent and demonstrated English-language writing and editing skills.

Strong research, analytic and organizational abilities.

Working knowledge of Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook.

Experience working with quantitative information, budgets and databases.

Ability to remain flexible, work independently and as a team player, and manage one’s own time.

Ability to handle confidential donor information with integrity and complete discretion.

Willingness to learn, be open to new ideas, and have fun.

Understands and values social justice, including racial and gender equity as an organizational operating principle –and is committed to continued learning on issues related to race, gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Fluency in Spanish.

Experience working in a grantmaking organization

Experience working or studying in a developing country.

Ability to approach issues with an intersectional lens, especially with regard to race and class and gender.

How To Apply

For employment consideration, please submit application to jobs@wpfund.org  Subject Line: “[Your name]—WRProgram Associate.” All applications must include:a resumé;a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity (i.e. job portal, referral, etc.) and salary requirements (must specify actual amount and range); and one writing sample (no less than 3 and no more than 5 pages, attached in PDF format).No phone calls please.

NOTE:At this time our preference is that applicants have work authorization to work in the United States. If you need sponsorship for a US work visa, please let us know in your cover letter.

The application deadline is February 7, 2020.

Pittsburgh, PA

Major Gifts Officer, Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern PA

The Organization
The mission of the Women and Girls Foundation is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come. Our vision is for women and girls, in Pennsylvania to have equal access, opportunity, and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives. To realize this vision, the organization’s active work is focused on developing the female leaders of tomorrow and advancing women’s rights today.

For more information please visit our website at www.wgfpa.org. The Women and Girl’s foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization, based in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Position Overview
The Women’s and Girl’s Foundation seeks a skilled, engaging and dynamic Major Gifts Officer to lead its fundraising and planned giving activities. Reporting to the CEO, the Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with prospective major gifts donors, while also leading annual appeal efforts and ongoing donor engagement.

This involves prospect research and developing effective solicitation strategies as well as stewarding donors throughout the manor giving process. The Major Gifts Officer will compile this information in a donor portfolios and emphasize gifts of $25,000 or greater. This individual will also work with our board members and staff leaders to coordinate and execute long term fundraising initiatives.

Our ideal candidate will have existing relationships and extensive experience making direct asks of donors in the five and six figure categories of philanthropic giving. At least five years of major gift/planned giving experience, preferably with non-profts, and an undergraduate degree are requisites. Other relevant experience, along with evidence of successful major gift fundraising, will be considering. The Major Gifts Officer will also have a thorough background in fundraising best practices and donor databases for managing donor and solicitation records.

Most important attribute – a passion for our mission – to achieve equality for
women and girls by breaking down barriers so that every girl can rise, and
every woman can soar!

Women and Girls Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values as the Foundation. WGF seeks equity for all without regard to economic status, class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or genetics. All applicants are encouraged to apply.

How To ApplyThis search is being led exclusively by Mari Clare Consulting. Please email your resume, cover letter and a list of three references to: Marion Taylor Key, Principal, at mariclareconsulting@gmail.com.

Portland, OR

Vice President, People and Culture, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW)

The Organization

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) is the largest non-profit family planning and reproductive rights organization in Oregon and Southwest Washington. PPPCW’s mission is to provide, promote, and protect access to sexual and reproductive health care. PPCW is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).

Position Overview

PPCW seeks a Vice President, People and Culture to contribute creative, dynamic, and forward-thinking leadership, promoting the fulfillment of PPCW’s vision and mission by focusing on the highest functioning of the organization and its people. This role will lead, develop, and execute all employment-related services and functions of the organization. The Vice President, People and Culture will guide and support organizational planning and decision-making from the perspective of PPCW’s people needs, including talent and culture development, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, and employee relations. Experience working with labor unions is required.

How To Apply

PPCW has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://the360group.us/PPCW_VPPC_PD.pdf  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

San Francisco, CA

Program Director, Immigrant Rights, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

The Organization

ABOUT THE EVELYN AND WALTER HAAS, JR. FUND

Sixty-six years ago, Evelyn and Walter A. Haas, Jr. started a family foundation as a way to give back to their community— the people of the San Francisco Bay Area. The founders were inspired by their vision of a society in which all people could live, work, and raise their families with dignity. Today, their children and grandchildren—Robert D. Haas, Betsy Haas Eisenhardt, Walter J. Haas, Elise K. Haas, Jesse Eisenhardt, and Walter A. Haas III—carry on the founders’ legacy by taking on contemporary issues rooted in a deep commitment to advancing rights and creating opportunities for all. The Haas, Jr. Fund has evolved from a locally-focused funder in the Bay Area to one that is recognized at the local, state, and national levels.

In all of its work, the Haas, Jr. Fund seeks to:

  • Demonstrate empathy. Compassion and empathy for others are key to the Haas, Jr. Fund’s work on issues ranging from alleviating homelessness to advancing rights and opportunities for gay and lesbian people, immigrants, and students in San Francisco’s public schools.
  • Respect people’s tremendous ability to create change. The Haas, Jr. Fund approaches its philanthropy with a deep belief in the power and the wisdom of people to shape solutions to the problems affecting them and their communities.
  • Affirm diversity and inclusion. Treating people fairly, equitably, and with dignity has been a distinguishing and longstanding value of the Haas family, dating back to the days when Walter A. Haas, Jr. and his brother, Peter Haas, led Levi Strauss & Co. to desegregate its plants in the South.
  • Make a deep and lasting difference. Over the years, the Haas, Jr. Fund evolved from supporting local direct services in the Bay Area to scaling and leading transformative efforts to level the playing field for people, families, and communities.
  • Nurture and sustain a love for the Bay Area. The Haas family’s philanthropy is motivated by their love and deep appreciation for the vitality and beauty of the Bay Area, its diverse people, and its rich culture.

Under the family’s leadership, the Haas, Jr. Fund leverages its partnerships and grantmaking to make a positive difference across these current priorities: Immigrant Rights; Gay and Lesbian Rights; Education Equity; Haas Leadership Initiatives; and community initiatives.

The Haas, Jr. Fund, located in downtown San Francisco, has a full-time staff of about 25 professionals and assets of approximately $460 million. It has awarded over $600 million in grants since its founding. For more information, visit us online at haasjr.org.

Position Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Director for Immigrant Rights leads the Haas, Jr. Fund’s efforts to secure equal rights and opportunities for immigrants, and ensure their ability to fully participate in the social, economic and civic life of our communities and to positively shape the future of California and the nation.

After years of groundbreaking immigration policy advancements in California, the changing political climate requires a leader who can work creatively to respond to challenges and capitalize on opportunities in close partnership with immigration movement leaders and other partners to advance inclusive values and policies. At this pivotal moment for immigrant rights, the Program Director will have an opportunity to build on the Haas, Jr. Fund’s past accomplishments, reputation and strengths to shape and implement a bold new vision for the program. This unique opportunity is suited for an ambitious leader who is willing to take risks, exhibits strategic agility, and thrives by continually learning from successes and setbacks.

The Program Director for Immigrant Rights reports to the Vice President of Programs and is responsible for:

Strategic Grantmaking and Partnership

  • Provide strategic partnership and support to the immigrant rights movement at both the state and national levels as thought leader, alliance builder, strategist and fundraiser.
  • Direct the development and implementation of the Fund’s Immigrant Rights priorities, identifying levers for impact, establishing goals and objectives, and directing grantmaking.
  • Play an influential role beyond grantmaking by providing grantee partners, movement leaders, foundation representatives and allies with strategic advising, resource connections and additional supports.
  • Collaborate with foundations and additional partners to develop initiatives, leverage resources, and engage in cross-movement efforts.
  • Prepare grant and strategy recommendations, and educate the Board of Directors, staff and other stakeholders on challenges and opportunities for advancing the immigrant rights movement.
  • Manage the immigration grants portfolio, including due diligence, financial reviews, site visits, compliance with applicable rules and regulations, and evaluation.
  • Supervise staff assigned to support and advance the Fund’s immigration program by providing ongoing direction, coaching, and professional development support.

Field Knowledge and External Relations

  • A high level of knowledge about current immigration policies, trends, and the immigration ecosystem.
  • Provide an active leadership role in fundraising and attracting other funders to the immigrant rights field.
  • Participate in the philanthropic sector and represent the Fund in public arenas and forums to advance the program strategy, including affinity groups and funder collaboratives.
  • Help deepen partnerships with public, nonprofit and other sectors and leaders to advance mutual goals.

Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes

Experience and Perspective

  • Demonstrated track record of success moving a strategic policy or project initiative from vision to impact in partnership with community leaders.
  • Direct experience in immigrant movements and ability to advance social change agendas.
  • A deep understanding of the immigrant experience; appreciation of immigrants and their connections to other movements; and a track record of working with diverse immigrant and low-income communities, especially in California.
  • Ten years or more experience demonstrating progressively greater leadership responsibility and impact.
  • Solid understanding of philanthropy and the role of foundations in the nonprofit sector, with substantial experience working in a nonprofit or similar environment, ideally with grantmaking experience.

Essential Skills and Attributes

  • Embrace the Haas, Jr. Fund’s mission and values, and professionally represent the Haas family.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to write clearly, succinctly, analytically, and persuasively in a jargon-free and inspiring way.
  • Strong research and analysis skills. Ability to identify levers for change within complex systems (“see the forest for the trees”) and operate at a high conceptual level.
  • Proficiency in maintaining high standards of integrity and confidentiality in all relationships with board members, staff, grantees, colleagues, grant applicants and other audiences.
  • Excellent public speaking skills and ability to engage different sectors and audiences such as board members, other foundations, public sector leaders, nonprofit and movement leaders, and immigrant communities.
  • Humility, with an emphasis on getting the work done and leading from behind rather than getting credit.
  • Exhibits significant cultural competence with awareness of the increasing complexities of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity and orientation.
  • Effective adapting to change, working flexibly and dealing with ambiguity.
  • Comfortable working in a generative space, contributing ideas and creativity.
  • Well organized with ability to multitask and move many projects forward simultaneously.

Additional Desirable Attributes 

  • A degree in a related field such as public policy, law, urban planning; or a commensurate level of experience.
  • Compassion, a sense of humor and joy, and a commitment to doing the highest quality work.
  • Creative and able to think about age old problems in new ways.
  • Able to be an effective team member, contribute to the effectiveness of colleagues, and positively contribute to organizational culture.
  • Fluency in a second language and experience living, studying, working or volunteering abroad.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Haas, Jr. Fund offers an excellent benefits package including generous medical, dental, and vision plans; paid time off and other paid leave policies; a substantial employer contribution to pension; transit subsidy; and volunteer and matching grant support.

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 Derek Tynes, Director of Talent and Culture at Jobs@haasjr.org.

  • Use the subject line: Program Director, Immigrant Rights.
  • Submit Microsoft Word or PDF files only (one combined PDF file is preferred).
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Pittsburgh, PA

Major Gifts Officer, Women and Girls Foundation

The Organization

The WOMEN AND GIRLS FOUNDATION (WGF) is a non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania engaged in statewide programming and policy work. The mission of WGF is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come. In pursuit of this mission, WGF breaks down barriers so that every girl can rise and every woman can soar. Our vision is for women and girls in Pennsylvania to have equal access, opportunity, and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives. WGF core programs include: GirlGovFemisphere; and the Family Care Act Campaign.

WGF considers all initiatives and programs through the lens of five core values:

  • We believe that when women and girls thrive, communities prosper.
  • We seek equity for all women without discrimination on the basis of nationality, economic status, class, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or marital status.
  • Our programs and initiatives drive statewide solutions to the problem of gender inequity.
  • Empowering girls, as well as women, is central to our mission. We engage young women as donors, activists, and leaders.
  • Engaging men as allies, partners, and champions for gender equity is vital for our mission’s success.

The Women and Girls Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Position Overview

WGF seeks a skilled, engaging and dynamic individual to lead its major gift fundraising and planned giving activities. Reporting to the CEO, the Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with prospective major gift donors and planned giving donors, while also leading annual appeal efforts and ongoing donor engagement.
This involves prospect research and developing effective solicitation strategies as well as stewarding donors throughout the major giving process. The Major Gifts Officer will compile this information in a donor portfolio and emphasize gifts of $25,000 or greater. This individual will also work with our board members and staff leaders to coordinate and execute long-term fundraising initiatives.

Our ideal candidate will have existing relationships and extensive experience making direct asks of donors in the five and six figure categories of philanthropic giving. At least five years of major gift/planned giving experience, preferably with nonprofits, and an undergraduate degree are requisites. Other relevant experience, along with evidence of successful major gift fundraising, will be considered. The Major Gifts Officer will also have a thorough background in fundraising best practices and donor databases for managing donor and solicitation records.

Most important attribute – a passion for our mission – to achieve equality for women and girls by breaking down barriers so that every girl can rise, and every woman can soar!

WGF is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values at the Foundation. WGF seeks equity for all without regard to economic status, class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or genetics. All applicants are encouraged to apply.

This position offers a competitive salary, flexible work schedule and a generous benefits package, consistent with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope and scale.

How To Apply

Early submissions are encouraged, and interviews will be ongoing until position is filled. This search is being led exclusively by MariClare Consulting. Resumes, cover letters and a list of three references should be emailed to: Mariclareconsulting@gmail.com in care of Maron Taylor Key, Principal, Mari Clare Consulting. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 31, 2020.

New York, NY

Field Building Officer, Perspective Fund

The Organization

Perspective Fund believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff, and welcomes such diversity including race, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply.

We actively cultivate an institutional culture that reflects the values of respect, equity and inclusion that we seek through our work to amplify in the larger world. We hire, promote and retain interns based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Foundation’s service needs and business requirements.

All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on any protected characteristic as defined by law, e.g., race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and prior criminal convictions, as well as educational attainment.

Position Overview

●        Increase Perspective Fund’s ability to measure and analyze the “success” of media impact campaigns (in partnership with Metrics-focused consultants) and create an internal standard for how we define impact.

●        Find and leverage new tools and distribution platforms to improve influence and engagement.

●        Actively seek out expertise and test approaches from other fields to improve messaging, influence, mapping, distribution, etc.

●        Lead the charge in growing the non-fiction media impact field and cultivating a more unified impact movement (by funding, convening and evangelizing).

●        Collaborate with organizations and filmmakers to experiment and test innovative models & ideas.

Medium-term Priorities

●        Support sustainable career opportunities and roles within the media impact space.

●        Connect civil society with the media impact space to work collaboratively on large scale systemic problems, bridging the gap between outreach and movement building.

●        Spearhead innovative models and structures which can be replicated, scaled and learned from by the field. Seeding innovative organizations and for-profit models through program-related investments and recoverable grants.

●        Discover the “secret sauce” for navigating outreach in the age of streaming platforms.

●        Increase Perspective’s internal capacity to add value and advise on outreach strategy and impact infrastructure.

Long-term Priorities

●        Build and strengthen network of grantees to address the field’s challenges (see below) at various levels.

●        Create an open channel of communication with grantees and partners to share learnings and  rapidly elevate successful models and/or iterate promising experiments.

●        Further develop the sophistication and effectiveness of outreach campaign strategies  and execution.

●        Normalize impact funding into production budgets/costs/fundraising so a portion of outreach costs are realized by everyone (investors, distributors, production specific donors), instead of a few philanthropic players baring the bulk of the financial responsibility.

●        Expand our understanding and support for other forms of media beyond feature non-fiction.

Challenges of the field

●        Redundancy in impact efforts and development.

●        Vacuum of funding in the media impact space.

●        Aversion to testable models as well as metrics/quantitative based approaches.

●        Lack of alignment between film investors’, distributors’, filmmakers’, and grantmakers’ interests.

●        Impact Producers and experts leaving the space because of a lack of career stability.

●        Reliance on old models and complacency (while acknowledging there is value and existing low hanging fruit with existing models). Non-fiction media impact is lagging behind efforts to use misinformation and modern tools to influence public opinion.

●        Lack of resources and access to leverage sophisticated tools/methods.

●        Grantmakers’ and funders’ aversion to higher-risk innovation and experimentation.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

 

●        7+ years of experience in the social justice media impact field, documentary film space and/or the media field in general.

●        Professional experience in impact/outreach campaigns utilizing media for social change.  This could be as a film producer, proposal evaluator, or strategist.

●        Extensive network and connections in the media impact, documentary, and human rights fields.

●        Proven track record of strategizing and delivering major media impact and field strengthening initiatives, helping organizations adapt to rapidly evolving field.

●        Eagerness to expand media impact expertise by learning from other fields to improve messaging, influence, mapping, distribution, etc.

●        Strong understanding of all phases of media production, finance, evaluation, distribution and impact, and provision of strategic support.

●        Familiarity with and commitment to human rights and social justice issues.

●        Excellent English-language writing and editing skills, as well as research, analytical and organizational abilities.

●        Understands and values social justice, including racial and gender equity as an organizational operating principle – and is committed to continued learning on issues related to race, gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

●        Knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office; experience with Airtable a plus.

●        Comfort with financial information, budgets and databases.

●        Ability to remain flexible, work independently and in a team, and manage one’s own time.

●        Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.

●        Willingness to learn, be open to new ideas, and have fun.

●        Understands and values social justice, including racial and gender equity as an organizational operating principle – and is committed to continued learning on issues related to race, gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

●        Knowledge of emerging digital and multi-platform storytelling practices globally.

●        Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

●        Proficient in a second language a plus.

How To Apply

For employment consideration, please submit application to jobs@perspectivefund.org. Subject Line: “[Your name]— “Field Building Officer.”

All applications must include:

1.       a resumé;

2.       a cover letter outlining relevant and applicable experience and salary requirements (MUST specify actual amount and range); and

3.       one writing sample that shows your relevant experience in media impact film (in PDF format).

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

Cleveland, OH or Columbus, OH

Vice President of Development, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio

The Organization

About Planned Parenthood

At Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, you will find an organization that supports both your professional goals and your personal passions. We strive to create a workplace where you feel valued and empowered to be more than just an associate, but also a change-maker. Go to work each day feeling like what you’re doing matters. Because really it does!

Compensation is competitive and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits program. It has been designed to provide you and your family valuable resources to protect and enhance your health and financial security.

Why Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio…

  • 100 Years of providing safe accessible & affordable health care
  • We utilize a team centered approach to patient care
  • Opportunity to assist in leading the growth of our primary care services
  • 360 Approach – Impact our communities through high quality health care, education and public policy
  • In This Together – Bringing associates together and fostering an inclusive culture
  • 100,000+ Patient visits to our health centers in 2018
  • A progressive health organization committed to adhering to medical standards well above national requirements
  • We fight every day to provide safe, high quality and affordable health care to everyone – no matter what

Position Overview

Summary

The Vice President of Development develops effective strategies, plans, and tactics to lead Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio fundraising and development efforts. S/he leads the development team in implementing the plan to achieve the agency’s development goals. The VP is a member of the Senior Management Team. This corporate opportunity is flexible to be based from either Columbus or Cleveland and requires travel throughout the PPGOH footprint.

Job Scope

Strategy and plan development:

    • Develop the strategy to increase contributed revenue for the agency. Create and implement a multi-year development plan to support the strategy.
    • Analyze general and agency donor trends to develop strategy and plans.

 

Fundraising Management

    • Direct and lead complex and multi-faceted fundraising program; lead a broad range of development functions including annual campaigns, major gifts, middle gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, grant writing, and special events.
    • Lead major gift solicitation; work closely with Board and organizational leadership; cultivate and interact with donors and prospects at all levels of philanthropic potential. Maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and support the CEO with major gift solicitation.
    • Direct donor stewardship and donor relations; develop plans to ensure donor retention.
    • Direct and oversee effective database management of all donor records. Ensure effective data management and reporting to the CEO, finance office, and the Board. Oversee analysis and evaluation of fundraising programs and results.

 

Team Leadership

    • Provide overall direction for the development team. Hire, manage, and develop an effective team to ensure that fundraising objectives are established, prioritized, and met.
    • Serve as affiliate representative to relevant Board committees; provide leadership and support to volunteers in fundraising, communications, and advocacy efforts.
    • Develop budget projections in conjunction with finance and recommend fundraising goals to the CEO and the Board. Conduct thorough fundraising and expense analyses to determine budget projections and goals.

 

Development Communication

    • Oversee fundraising and development communication; oversee digital and print media related to fundraising and donor communication.
    • Oversee the development of a compelling case(s) for support.

 

Community Involvement/Public Awareness Efforts

    • Participate in community activities that enhance the community’s awareness of the affiliate and its services; speak to audiences regarding Planned Parenthood mission, goals, and objectives.
    • Represent the affiliate on community activities, and at meetings/functions or other Planned Parenthood groups.
    • Establish and cultivate community relationships.
    • Manage volunteer workforce and volunteer groups.

 

Required Competencies And Attributes

  • Action and results
  • Business acumen
  • Comfort with business community
  • Comfort with philanthropic community
  • Communication
  • Decision making
  • Integrity

Interpersonal relationships:

    • Listening
    • Negotiation
    • Organizing & planning
    • Presentation
    • Prioritization
    • Problem solving
    • Process & systems management

 

Supervisor Responsibilities

Senior Directors

EDUCATION And/or EXPERIENCE

B.S. /B.A. plus 7 years management experience, including experience in a fundraising related position required.
Graduate degree, CFRE certification preferred. Experience managing a fundraising team with a successful track record of increased contributed revenue. Experience holding and managing a major gift portfolio.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Experience in all phases of the budget development and monitoring financials.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must possess valid driver’s license at the time of employment. Must be willing to travel.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee will operate a computer including keyboard, multi-key telephone, FAX, copier, and other office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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

Job involves frequent interruptions and interpersonal interaction. Work is routinely performed in an office environment but may necessitate frequent travel throughout the service area.

Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends, as needed. Must have reliable transportation to travel the Affiliate territory. When requested, must be flexible in the performance of job duties and responsibilities.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed.

How To Apply

Apply online at http://ppoh.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1073595&cust_sort1=-1&nohd#job

San Francisco, CA

National Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving, Summer Search

The Organization

What if we lived in a world in which young people, regardless of circumstances, have the opportunity fulfill their potential and lead their families and communities to thrive?

Through a combination of year-round mentoring and transformative summer experiences, Summer Search aims to unleash the potential of young people while also building a toolkit for navigating and challenging systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities.

Since our founding in 1990, Summer Search has reached more than 7,000 young people and currently serves more than 3,600 high school and college students in five region across the country – San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Seattle. Our alumni are three times more likely to graduate with a 4-year degree than their peers and become the kind of leaders our country needs – civic leaders, advocates, industry leaders, teachers, mothers and fathers. Their collective leadership ripples out into the community and future generations and contributes to a more equitable society.

Position Overview

In support of a new strategic plan, Summer Search is seeking a National Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving. This hire will join an 8-member national development team and collaborate closely with our CEO, Dr. Marc Spencer, national and regional leadership, and board members. Building upon a track record of investments from supporters like Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, AT&T, Aspire, PwC, Deloitte, SAP Concur, this hire will craft opportunities for institutional funders to play a transformative role in growing Summer Search’s impact nationwide.

Specifically, the Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving will:

  • Design and implement a bold institutional giving strategy aimed to 1) increase engagement of current institutional partners and 2) generate new relationships with corporate and foundation partners. Raise $1M+ annually through the management of a portfolio of 50-60 institutional accounts.
  • Qualify and initiate relationships from a pre-identified list of 150 funder prospects with the potential to make $100K+ gifts.
  • Partner with and leverage the CEO, COO, VP of Program, VP of Marketing, five regional Executive Directors and Board members to cultivate donors and “package” investment opportunities that are tailored to programmatic priorities and a variety of funding interests e.g. workforce development, financial literacy.
  • Motivate and inspire a cohort of institutional development staff across five regional program sites to ensure consistency in communicating Summer Search’s vision, mission, and strategic direction. Facilitate cross-site collaboration and proactively identify opportunities to partner across geographic boundaries.
  • Lead the crafting of proposals, letters of inquiry, briefing materials for meetings and site visits, internal memos, and other grant-related materials. Manage an institutional calendar to ensure that proposals, renewals, and reports are submitted on time.
  • Partner with the Senior Development Associate to utilize a moves management system for donors and prospects in Raiser’s Edge, ensuring that all touchpoints and projections for gifts are tracked with a high degree of timeliness and accuracy.
  • Leverage data, stories, and knowledge of educational landscape and communities in communications with funders and donors. Communicate an understanding of the cultural context surrounding our young people and elevate students’ voices and assets in all fundraising activities.
  • Collaborate with Summer Search’s marketing department to raise the profile of Summer Search in the philanthropic and corporate communities.
  • Represent Summer Search at meetings, conferences, and events to cultivate and steward donors and stakeholders, proactively engaging thought leaders and champions within the philanthropic community.
  • Manage and coach a 2-member institutional giving team, providing ongoing supervision and creating opportunities for professional development.

The Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving calls for:

An experienced fundraiser with a track record and passion for institutional giving. You bring success in and enjoyment of every step of qualifying, cultivating, and stewarding funding relationships of $100K+ with foundations and corporations. Experience at a national or multi-site nonprofit is a plus.

A collaborative leader with the proven ability to guide and influence others. You are successful in motivating, coordinating, and directing others towards a defined vision or goal. You “manage up” to senior leadership and effectively work across functional areas. You coach and mentor direct and indirect reports to high performance.

An emotionally astute relationship builder who easily forms meaningful connections with others. You have a warm, energetic, and authentic personality that translates to building lasting relationships both internally and externally. You demonstrate active listening and credibility in all interpersonal interactions.

A “big picture” thinker teamed with the ability to implement tactically. You approach challenges and opportunities through an analytical lens and take a hands-on approach to translating strategy into tangible activities. You are competent in the technical aspects of fund development, including donor qualification, portfolio management, and data management (Raiser’s Edge experience is preferred.)

A compelling storyteller and communicator. You bring a track record in crafting strong presentations, case statements, letters of inquiry, grant proposals and reports, and other donor communications. You demonstrate an understanding of context surrounding an organization’s mission and elevate constituents’ voices and assets in all communications.

A flexible and well-organized team player. You are comfortable with ambiguity and can succeed in a highly entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment. You possess strong attention to detail and capacity to balance competing priorities.

A passionate advocate who is committed to Summer Search’s mission and values. You believe that students have innate potential, and that through relationships and experiences, students can fully realize their potential. You thrive in an organization that values authenticity, gratitude, relationships, well-being, and a commitment to social emotional learning and personal growth.

A catalyst for equity, diversity, and inclusion. You possess cultural sensitivity and humility, with an understanding of systemic and institutionalized racism facing communities of color. You actively work to ensure that Summer Search’s equity, diversity, and inclusion principles are infused fundraising activities.

How To Apply

Click here to submit a resume and targeted cover letter that answers the question, “What excites you about Summer Search and the National Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving opportunity?” Please address your cover letter to Megan Sussman, Vice President of Development.

Winston-Salem, NC

Associate Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Organization

Overview 

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is seeking an Associate Network Officer to manage existing relationships and identify new ones in specific parts of the South and grow into administering related grants portfolios.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of the change the region so urgently needs right now. America is in a pivotal moment, and the South has always played an outsized role in the direction the country takes, for better or for worse. Structural racism and other forms of discrimination are major barriers to an equitable, inclusive and more democratic region. Political control remains too concentrated in the hands of a wealthy few. Disinvestment in public goods has eroded the framework people need to get ahead. The economy too often relies on short-term behavior that hurts low-wealth people, communities and the environment.

History tells us people working collaboratively and in networked ways have the ability to disrupt those power dynamics, and the communities most affected by oppression are best positioned to dismantle it. In building our board and staff, MRBF places high value on a broad diversity of race, gender, class, sexual orientation and ability.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to continuous learning, with a dedication in particular to understanding history, context, current events, lessons from our partners and opportunities for change.  We believe people’s experiences – joys and triumphs, challenges and adversity – offer wisdom and shape perspectives, which are important contributions to an organization’s culture and work. This person will have excellent interpersonal skills – a natural relationship builder who recognizes the difficulty inherent in social justice work while maintaining optimism and embracing the importance of camaraderie, humor and humility. The Associate Network Officer will be a member of the program team, a highly collaborative and responsive group that studies context and opportunities to inform grantmaking and strategies.

This is an exciting time to work at the Foundation. New board and staff members are bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the work. The team is working to instill a clearer commitment to racial equity and more collaborative decision-making processes. The Foundation welcomes an associate who thinks creatively to help us be the best philanthropic partner we can be.

The Foundation

The Babcock Foundation’s mission is helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. We serve an 11-state footprint, supporting organizations and networks advancing economic opportunity, increasing civic engagement and advocating for more supportive policies.

The Foundation fosters honest, respectful, supportive relationships with our grantee partners, strives to learn deeply from them and share those lessons broadly. We emphasize a clear focus on place, understanding the sociopolitical context varies from town to town, state to state. We employ multiple, layered strategies, investing in multiple organizations and networks with general support funding over time, and engage with multiple tools, wielding our reputation in service of our mission and carefully considering how we invest our financial assets. The Foundation seeks to support networks, understanding social change is more likely when people and organizations bring mutually reinforcing strategies, capacities and perspectives.

Commitment to Racial Equity

Addressing the pervasive harm racism has inflicted demands organizations examine everything they do with an explicit analysis of how race and power operate, and how our interventions can advance opportunity and justice for everyone in the region. Today the Babcock Foundation is learning to center this analysis in all our work. The board and staff are delving into the history omitted from schoolbooks and analyzing how it continues to exacerbate wealth inequality and disenfranchise people. We are collecting new data about the organizations we support and the communities they serve so we can become better partners. We are also examining internal policies, from hiring to investing, how we talk about our work, the vendors we hire, and the hotels and restaurants we patronize.

Position Overview

The Position

  • Develop the Foundation’s relationships in specified states and regions to identify grantmaking opportunities.
  • Nurture funding partnerships and networks one-on-one as well as at conferences and other professional activities to advance MRBF’s priorities.
  • Review grant proposals, conduct due diligence, write and present recommendations to the board.
  • Stay abreast of the philanthropic field and the shifting economic, political and social context.
  • Respond to grant inquiries, help grant seekers understand MRBF’s process, offer referrals and networking opportunities.
  • Participate on program team to make recommendations to the board.
  • Build strong relationships with fellow team members to advance learning, shared support and effective collaboration.
  • Contribute to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff.
  • Monitor grants for technical assistance needs, impact and lessons.
  • Research, write and present occasional papers for the program team and board.
  • Contribute as needed to external Foundation communications.
  • Help plan and implement resources and activities such as convenings, technical assistance, peer networks and directories.

Qualifications 

  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Foundation, with a willingness to learn proactively about racial equity and integrate it into all aspects of the work
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • 4+ years of nonprofit, grantmaking or other experience related to the Foundation’s priorities
  • Experience working with and accountable to low-wealth people and communities of color in the South
  • Respect for the dignity and abilities of all people
  • Experience building relationships and fostering alliances to accomplish goals
  • Experience with and trust in collegial decision making, coupled with the ability to work independently, flexibly and with good humor
  • Keen analytical skills with the ability to learn and synthesize new information quickly while using instinct and intuition effectively
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines; ability to pay attention to accuracy and detail while thinking broadly
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Commitment to the Southeastern United States
  • Ability to drive and travel about 30 percent of the time

Additional Information 

The Associate Network Officer is supervised by the Senior Network Officer. This is a full-time position based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a generous benefits package and an annual salary range of $52,000 to $60,000. The Foundation will contribute to relocation expenses. We look forward to receiving applications from a diverse pool of candidates. The Babcock Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a diverse staff.

How To Apply

To ensure the Foundation finds the most qualified candidate, the hiring committee will review applications every two weeks, beginning February 7, 2020.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to applications@mrbf.org