Seattle

Chief Development Officer, Mary's Place

The Organization

Mary’s Place is the largest Family Shelter provider in King County, Washington. We provide safe, inclusive shelter and services for women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. For over two decades, Mary’s Place has been implementing innovative programs to move women and families out of homelessness and into housing.

As a Mary’s Place team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, and building strong relationships with fellow employees as well as our network of volunteers, partners, and providers.

Position Overview

Mary’s Place is seeking a Chief Development Officer (CDO) to lead our development team to meet our current annual fundraising goal of $15 million in support of our $17 million annual operating budget. Reporting to the Executive Director and part of our Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the CDO will provide strategic oversight and direction of all lines of fundraising including strategic events; development operations including data management and gift processing; and volunteer programs. The CDO manages the Development team of 11 staff (6 reporting directly to the CDO).
The CDO will have frontline fundraising responsibilities, including managing a portfolio of donors and securing and stewarding five- and six-figure gifts.

They will also support the Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors and the Fund Development Committee in cultivating and soliciting major gifts and grants. Additional responsibilities include identifying new prospective donors and strategic resource development opportunities, and effectively communicating the Mary’s Place story and case for support to a variety of audiences.

Our ideal candidate will have a passion for our mission, proven success meeting bold fundraising goals, and a history of building donor-centered relationships that deepen engagement with mission and organization support. Optimism, persistence, transparency, adaptability and comfort working in a complex and evolving organization are essential qualities.

Valuing diversity and championing equity are core values at Mary’s Place. This position requires critical thinking and analysis through a racial equity lens, as well as demonstration of compassion, understanding and empathy while working with diverse staff, guests and community partners in a multi-racial and multi-cultural environment.

The CDO annual salary range is $95,000 – $110,000 DOE. This position is also eligible for a discretionary bonus at the end of the financial year (July 1 – June 30), with bonus criteria based on meeting both team and individual goals. This position is also eligible for a discretionary bonus at the end of the financial year (July 1 – June 30), with bonus criteria based on meeting both team and individual goals.

Requirements

  • Develop and lead a comprehensive and diverse fund development strategy to sustain and grow the revenue of Mary’s Place, enabling us to meet the significant and growing need for our services.
  • Provide direction and oversight of all lines of fundraising managed by development staff, including corporate, foundation and individual giving, government grants, strategic annual events, and strategic in-kind and pro bono contributions. Working together with staff and leadership, set goals and develop strategies that will expand and diversify our fundraising portfolio, donor engagement, cultivation and stewardship activities to help us meet increasing fundraising goals year-over-year.
  • Develop and manage the annual fundraising budget and work plan, providing input into annual goals and reforecasting, tracking progress throughout the year, and leading team-wide efforts to respond to new opportunities and modify strategies to address potential budget shortfalls.  Ensure that fundraising expenses are managed to budget.
  • Motivate and inspire our 11-person development team to work with persistence, accountability, collaboration and integrity to strengthen Mary’s Place relationships within the community and enhance our profile as an accountable partner in impactful philanthropy. Encourage and model formal and informal cross-team collaboration and camaraderie.
  • Supervise 6 members of the team as direct reports, providing direction and support for their goals, strategies and progress throughout the year. Meet regularly with each direct report to review metrics, plans and progress toward goals. Assist with decision making and be a conduit to the Executive Director and ELT as needed.
  • Report development team activity and progress against goals to the Executive Director, ELT, Board of Directors and Fund Development Committee. Prepare and present Development Report at Board meetings. Be accountable to direction and input from leadership to build on our strengths and address challenges. Communicate organizational news, updates and priorities from the ELT and Board back to the development team.
  • Manage a portfolio of 75-100 strategic donors and prospects for significant engagement through personal visits and meetings with the Executive Director and/or members of the Board. Develop a personal fundraising plan for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities throughout the year. Identify and cultivate new relationships to expand our portfolio of major and principal donors. Follow development team standards for accurate documentation of fundraising activity and other operational processes.
  • Support the Vice Chair for Fund Development in reinvigorating the Fund Development Committee, recruiting new members, setting goals and staffing the ongoing work of the committee.
  • Provide strategic oversight of our annual Luncheon, Gala, No Child Sleeps Outside year-end campaign, and other strategic fundraising campaigns and events, helping us navigate the changing landscape for events in light of COVID-19. Support the recruitment and stewardship of committee chairs and key volunteers, as well as the participation of our Board members, to lay the groundwork for event success.
  • Provide strategic oversight of our operational systems and procedures for donor gratitude and stewardship, data management and gift processing, ensuring that the team is accountable to industry standards and best practices, as well as the Donor Bill of Rights.
  • Provide strategic oversight of our Corporate Volunteer Engagement and Volunteer Services programs that match members of the community with remote and (when available) in-person opportunities to volunteer their time and talent.
  • Be a collaborative and supportive partner of peers on the Executive Leadership Team, along with members of their teams, to ensure mutual success responding to the growing and evolving needs of supportive services for women, children and families experiencing homelessness.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS

  • Annual revenue goal is met or exceeded.
  • Individual goals and work plans are in place for each member of the development team, and quarterly progress checks and annual performance reviews are completed.
  • Donor retention targets are met or exceeded.
  • Fundraising and data management policies and procedures are in place and reviewed on an annual basis.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • An optimistic, goal-oriented, adaptable leader with at least 10 years of experience in a philanthropy or development role.
  • Proven success in implementing successful fundraising strategies and building productive, long-term relationships with organizational leaders, volunteers and donors.
  • Success cultivating and securing five- and six-figure gifts for a $10+ million nonprofit organization.
  • At least 5 years of direct supervisory experience, with a strong preference for experience managing a team of fundraisers. Experience managing a team remotely and implementing new ways of working in response to the COVID-19 pandemic is optimal.
  • Demonstrated ability to exude compassion, understanding and empathy while working with diverse staff, guests, volunteers and donors in a multi-racial and multi-cultural environment.
  • Proven success building a collaborative and results-oriented team culture, and inspiring and motivating employees to meet ambitious goals.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets, using financial analysis and reporting to inform strategic decisions, and assessing and measuring results.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments, meet tight deadlines, coordinate and communicate effectively, in a fast-paced and compassionate work environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of fundraising software applications, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
  • Proficiency with Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours, including evenings, weekends and periods of high-intensity to meet project demands.
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable access to a car, and proof of car insurance.

How To Apply

Applications accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your cover letter and resumes to our careers page at: https://bit.ly/MPCareersPage

Remote position – Must be based in New England

Director of Development, Massachusetts Charter Public School Association

The Organization

The Massachusetts Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) exists to create and protect the conditions that enable the charter public school sector to thrive, and ultimately advance a larger goal of ensuring all Massachusetts children and families have equitable access to high-quality public schools. Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) serves more than 70 charter public schools and 44,000 students. As the voice of one of the nation’s highest-performing charter public school sectors, MCPSA engages in public policy advocacy, strategic communications, and best practice sharing and training aimed at strengthening educational programming.

Position Overview

At this time, MCPSA is seeking a strategic, creative, and values-aligned Director of Development (DOD) to build upon our fundraising success and secure the revenue needed to continue to ensure that all students in Massachusetts have access to a high-quality public school. With ownership of a $2M fundraising goal in FY21, the DOD will lead development strategy, partner closely with the Executive Director on donor activities, and join a team that is committed to continual learning and growth, open communications, and a shared belief in the power of charter public schools. Specifically, the DOD will:

  • Design and implement a bold fundraising strategy to 1) raise $2M+ annually, 2) grow engagement of current supporters, including renewing and/or increasing multi-year grants, and 3) generate new relationships with institutional and individual funders.
  • In close partnership with the Executive Director, initiate and cultivate relationships with funder prospects with the potential to make 5 and 6+ figure gifts.
  • Build out a robust individual giving program ranging from grassroots giving campaigns to major donor cultivation. Conduct research through iWave and other platforms to identify and qualify prospective donors.
  • Serve as “chief grantwriter,” taking ownership of MCPSA’s letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports, and tightly manage a fundraising calendar to ensure that proposals, renewals, and reports are submitted on time.
  • Create and strengthen processes and systems for fundraising operations. Develop and manage systems in Salsa Engage/CRM and/or other donor relationship management systems, ensuring that all touchpoints and projections are tracked with a high degree of timeliness and accuracy.
  • In partnership with MCPSA staff, design and execute targeted cultivation and stewardship events throughout the year, such as roundtables and leadership convenings.
  • Create a structure for strategic donor communications, including stewardship touchpoints, briefing materials for donor meetings, funder presentations, written appeals, and other materials as needed. Leverage data, impact stories, and knowledge of MCPSA’s member schools in communications.
  • Become a knowledgeable ambassador for MCPSA, with an understanding of the funding, policy, and educational landscape that impacts MA’s charter public school movement.

WHO YOU ARE

  • A versatile and well-rounded fund development professional. You bring success at least 8 years of work experience in fundraising, with a track record of qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding institutional and individual supporters. You enjoy both the behind-the-scenes and donor-facing aspects of fundraising, and are knowledgeable about fundraising systems, processes, and best practices.
  • A “big picture” thinker 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 appreciate how routine tasks and details contribute to overall success.
  • An exceptional writer, storyteller, and communicator. You are skilled in analyzing, breaking down, and communicating complex ideas in ways that inspire others to action. You demonstrate an understanding of the context surrounding an issue area and create logical arguments that clearly articulate the “why” behind an organization’s mission and impact. Extensive grant writing experience is required.
  • A thoughtful relationship builder who develops rapport easily and fosters long-term connections. You have a warm, energetic, and authentic personality that translates to building lasting relationships both internally and externally. You “manage up” to senior leadership and effectively work across functional areas.
  • A tech-savvy and well-organized project manager. You are experienced in leading multiple projects with concurrent deadlines. You are skilled at building processes and systems, and strategically use limited resources to create the biggest impact. You are proficient in donor relationship management and research programs and utilize technology to track people, resources, and programs.
  • A flexible, self-directed, and willing team member. You are at home in a lean nonprofit environment with the ability to stay focused and nimble in the face of growth and change. You play well with others, pitch in wherever is needed, and are comfortable with shared responsibility.
  • A passionate advocate who is committed to MCPSA’s mission and values. You believe in the power and possibility of charter public schools. You thrive in an organization that values excellence, continual learning, teamwork, integrity, and personal ownership.

The following knowledge, skills, and experiences are nice to have:

  • Experience with planning and executing high-touch fundraising events
  • Experience with Salsa and/or CRM systems; iWave and/or other donor prospecting systems
  • Knowledge of and experience with political fundraising; understanding of 501c(4) organizations
  • Knowledge of and experience with Massachusetts’ philanthropic community

How To Apply

If this opportunity calls out to you, please click here to submit 1) a tailored, authentic cover letter that explains why this mission excites you and why this particular role is a fit for you and 2) your resume. Please address your cover letter to Tim Nicolette, Executive Director. We review applications on a rolling basis and strive to get back to applicants within two weeks.

Washington, D.C.

Senior content producer, The Freedom Forum

The Organization

The Freedom Forum’s mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all. It works to raise awareness of First Amendment freedoms through education, advocacy and action, sharing the stories of Americans who have exercised their rights to ignite change.

Established July 4, 1991, by founder Al Neuharth, the Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) foundation that advances First Amendment freedoms through initiatives that include the Religious Freedom CenterNewseumED, the Power Shift Project, the annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, the Chips Quinn Scholars and the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media.

Position Overview

Status: Full-time, Exempt
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Freedom Forum is a national nonprofit organization that fosters First Amendment freedoms for all through education, advocacy and action. The best candidate for this position will join a dynamic, fast-paced and action-oriented team that is inventing new and creative ways to encourage the broad understanding and vigorous use of these fundamental freedoms by all Americans.

The work will involve collaborative brainstorming, idea generation, researching, writing, editing and fact-checking.

Qualifications:

  • A passion for the First Amendment and the Freedom Forum’s mission
  • At least five years of multimedia communications experience
  • Excellent writing and copyediting skills
  • Strong research skills and the ability to produce content on tight deadlines
  • A portfolio that includes examples of engaging storytelling
  • A self-starter who contributes original thinking and creative energy to our work, but who collaborates and understands the benefits of a good editor and critical thinking
  • Experience with on-camera interviews (experience moderating programs and hosting webinars is a plus, but not a requirement)
  • Active Twitter/Facebook or other social media accounts (a strong following is a plus but not a requirement)
  • A track record of effectively adapting to the changing media landscape and a readiness to learn new media platforms
  • A willingness to dive into First Amendment issues and a desire to help explain those complex issues to diverse audiences
  • Ability to produce short videos a plus
  • Journalism or public relations experience a plus

The Freedom Forum is committed to an ethical workplace, and our code of ethics reflects this commitment by promoting integrity, innovation, inclusivity, collaboration, accountability, respect and engagement. Competitive benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as paid time off and a 401(k) Plan.

How To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume to the Freedom Forum Human Resources Department at: jobapplicants@freedomforum.org

Remote- A remote work opportunity (outside of Indiana or DC)– may require, on average, 3-5 days in the Indianapolis office per month with additional presence as needed.

Strategy Director, Community College Workforce Education and Training, Lumina Foundation

The Organization

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

Lumina is working with partners to design a learning system that gives every person—regardless of race and ethnicity, income, or other socioeconomic factors—the opportunities that only education and training after high school can provide. To achieve our mission, we work with governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations to bring about widespread change. Our work relies on strategic communication, empowering leaders who can bring about change, policy outreach to state and federal officials, investments in proven and promising practices, and targeted efforts to measure and evaluate progress.

Lumina Foundation has a passionate and committed staff and is among the nation’s top private foundations, with an endowment in excess of $1.2 billion.

Position Overview

Purpose

The Strategy Director for Community College Workforce Education and Training leads a portfolio designed to increase the number of occupational short-term credential and AA degree programs.  In an era of growing demand for work-integrated learning, there is need to expand the supply of high-quality career preparation programs that are tightly linked to local employers and economic development opportunities.  The flexibility, affordability, and workforce focus of these programs respond to the interests of both traditional aged and older students seeking alternatives to traditional degrees.  Employer interest in work-aligned credentials is also growing.  A decade of sustained economic growth, low unemployment, and rising demands for skills has generated innovative partnerships between community colleges and employers across many different regions and industry sectors. Increasingly, employers are seeking local solutions to their talent development needs that are customized to their needs – and playing a more direct role in developing and financing those programs.

The Director will have an opportunity to develop and implement Lumina’s strategy, approach, and grantee portfolio in this field.  In addition to experience with occupational short-term credential and AA degree programs, the director should be knowledgeable about employer-community college partnerships, labor market information, and financing of community college programs, as well as the institutional, state, and federal and policy context in which community colleges operate.  The Director should also have insight into the current array of strategies and reforms that address equity, quality, scale and innovation dramatically increase the enrollment, persistence, and completion of postsecondary credentials, particularly for learners of color and adults.

This position works in a collaborative and integrated manner within the Learning and Work division  as well as across all other areas of the Foundation to ensure that the goals of Lumina’s Strategic Plan are realized, and to assist the nation in making significant improvements in credential attainment.

Responsibilities

 Strategy Leadership, Design, Planning & Implementation:

·        Develops strategies and plans for an assigned significant area of the Foundation’s grantmaking.

·        Establishes budgets and executes the work in the assigned significant area or defined critical outcome.

·        Develops, monitors and reports progress on the annual work plan that incorporates multiple foundation tools.

·        Collaborates on grant and contract development and budget review in the cross-functional programmatic group.

·         Collaborates with other stakeholders and leverages resources that support the foundation’s strategies.

·         Assumes significant, shared responsibility for managing the Foundation’s related grantmaking work including preparing for and actively engaging in grant review meetings, drafting grant and contract-related information, monitoring grant progress, and working with staff and grantees to identify and troubleshoot problems in funded programs.

·        Drafts concept papers and develops requests for proposals and grant/contract guidelines to support new programs.

·        Regularly revisits strategies to assure efforts remain responsive to emerging issues and information.

·        Prepares materials for, attends, presents and responds to questions in Board meetings.

·         Performs writing or analytical activities concerning grantmaking programs, the research and public policy agenda, and communications that support organizational learning and lessons learned to the field.

Support for Lumina’s Commitment to Racial Justice and Equity

·        Strategy Directors Advance Lumina’s commitment to ending  systemic racism and barriers to learning beyond high school for Black, Latino and Native American individuals.

·        Further Learning and Works specific practices that promote racial and ethnic diversity in hiring, contracting, grantmaking, inclusive decision making, and achieving fair and just outcomes arising from the department’s exercise of its duties and responsibilities.

·        Effectively communicate Lumina’s commitment to internal and external partners

Functional Leadership and Staff Development

·        Provide leadership for a Strategy Team by setting a clear direction, delivering frequent and open communications, leveraging the strengths of team members while also providing development opportunities within the team.

·        Support direct reports in their work by serving as an experienced, objective adviser and mentor.

·         Provide administrative oversight on expenses, travel, grantmaking, contracting, and other functional processes.

·        On-board new hires to ensure they have the introductions, resources, training, and productivity tools necessary to be effective as quickly as possible.

·        For direct reports, collect feedback from internal or external stakeholders.

·        Review individual and collective performance and provides clarifying examples where necessary.

·        Support professional and career development by discussing and documenting with direct reports their professional development interests, strengths and gaps.

·        Collaborate with direct reports to create a development plan, identify learning and reinforcing opportunities, and serve as mentor to them.

Thought Leadership

·        Author and issue op-ed’s, position statements, reports, talking points and other documents that advance the foundations strategic efforts

·        Collaborates with human network an design staff to identify, plan and execute convenings, meetings and conferences of grantees and leaders in higher education

·        Attends and/or makes professional presentations and meetings of national associations and other groups.

 Education and Experience

·        Graduate degree or demonstrated competency required in higher education, social and behavior sciences or other related content area.

·        Relevant Experience: At least eight (8) years’ experience in senior-level leadership role preferably in the higher education, workforce development, nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors. Broad exposure to multiple employment sectors and employer community college partnerships ideal.

 Qualifications

·        Ability to learn quickly and connect learning to ongoing conversations related to the assigned body of work.

·        Ability to demonstrate how best to use the Foundation’s resources to ensure the policies and practices envisioned in the Strategic Plan are aligned with Lumina’s principles of learning and credentialing.

·        Ability to make decisions in concert with others without complete information and to thrive in an outcomes-oriented, continuously evolving work environment in which thinking beyond the curve is encouraged.

·        Project management skills with demonstrated ability to execute and follow through to achieve intended results, by following through on commitments, prioritizing work, and managing time and resources well.

·        Experience building and managing diverse networks that support efforts to produce systemic change.

·        Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate accurately, effectively, and in ways appropriate to different audiences.

·        Strong writer, with the ability to review, revise and synthesize a variety of information and help connect the Foundation’s work to broader discussions within the higher education landscape.

·        Ability to manage internal and external constituents, projects, and budgets.

·        Analytical, problem-solving, and research abilities and an ability to coordinate with researchers and program evaluators.

·        Capable of applying adaptive problem-solving skills in response to unforeseen challenges and new assignments.

·        Ability to prioritize a wide range of duties and responsibilities, organize tasks, and remain flexible to changing and multiple requests.

·        Ability to work collegially and diplomatically across the organization and audience groups, with an ability to resolve any conflicts.

·        Exercise sound judgment in handling sensitive or confidential information.

·        Ability to use technology effectively, including databases, spreadsheets and Microsoft Office 365 products.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

·        Work is performed in an office environment, mostly sedentary.

·        Visual and auditory acuity for extensive use of various forms of technology.

·        Currently Lumina staff are not traveling. When travel resumes- this position travels 10-20%, including overnight stays.

How To Apply

Applicants should send to the e-mail address below;

·        a letter of interest that includes desired compensation,

·        resume/curriculum vitae as attachments outlining experience relevant to the position, and

·        a writing sample that focuses on a topic relevant to this position.

Amber SheltonHuman ,Resources Manager, lfecareers@luminafoundation.org

Remote- A remote work opportunity (outside of Indiana or DC)– may require, on average, 5-8 days in the Indianapolis office per month with additional presence as needed.

Strategy Director, Participation, Lumina Foundation

The Organization

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

Lumina is working with partners to design a learning system that gives every person—regardless of race and ethnicity, income, or other socioeconomic factors—the opportunities that only education and training after high school can provide. To achieve our mission, we work with governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations to bring about widespread change. Our work relies on strategic communication, empowering leaders who can bring about change, policy outreach to state and federal officials, investments in proven and promising practices, and targeted efforts to measure and evaluate progress.

Lumina Foundation has a passionate and committed staff and is among the nation’s top private foundations, with an endowment in excess of $1.2 billion.

Position Overview

 The Strategy Director for Participation leads a portfolio of work designed to increase enrollment and re-enrollment in AA degree and short-term credential programs. Over the past decade, postsecondary attainment has grown steadily but millions more traditional age and adult students would benefit from enrolling or re-enrolling in postsecondary education. In a labor market where post-secondary credentials are a necessity for economic success and stability, there are 36 million adults with some college but no degree and over 50 million adults with high school diplomas only.  The economic upheaval the nation faces in the wake of the corona virus pandemic will only increase the number of workers who will find it necessary to learn new skills in order to re-enter the labor force.

The Director will have an opportunity to develop and implement Lumina’s strategy, approach, and grantee portfolio in this field.  The Director should have expertise in effective approaches to identifying, informing, engaging, and enrolling students in high-quality programs well designed to promote credential attainment.  The Director should also have insight into innovative marketing strategies, behavioral barriers to enrollment, and best practices in student advising and navigation.  In addition, the Director should be conversant with the current array of strategies and reforms that address equity, quality, scale and innovation dramatically increase the enrollment, persistence, and completion of postsecondary credentials, particularly for learners of color and adults.

This position works in a collaborative and integrated manner within the Learning and Work division as well as across all other areas of the Foundation to ensure that the goals of Lumina’s Strategic Plan are realized, and to assist the nation in making significant improvements in credential attainment.

 Responsibilities

Strategy Leadership, Design, Planning & Implementation:

·        Develops strategies and plans for an assigned significant area of the Foundation’s grantmaking.

·        Establishes budgets and executes the work in the assigned significant area or defined critical outcome.

·        Develops, monitors and reports progress on the annual work plan that incorporates multiple foundation tools.

·        Collaborates on grant and contract development and budget review in the cross-functional programmatic group.

·         Collaborates with other stakeholders and leverages resources that support the foundation’s strategies.

·        Assumes significant, shared responsibility for managing the Foundation’s related grantmaking work including preparing for and actively engaging in grant review meetings, drafting grant and contract-related information, monitoring grant progress, and working with staff and grantees to identify and troubleshoot problems in funded programs.

·        Drafts concept papers and develops requests for proposals and grant/contract guidelines to support new programs.

·        Regularly revisits strategies to assure efforts remain responsive to emerging issues and information.

·        Prepares materials for, attends, presents and responds to questions in Board meetings.

·         Performs writing or analytical activities concerning grantmaking programs, the research and public policy agenda, and communications that support organizational learning and lessons learned to the field.

Support for Lumina’s Commitment to Racial Justice and Equity

·        Strategy Directors Advance Lumina’s commitment to ending  systemic racism and barriers to learning beyond high school for Black, Latino and Native American individuals.

·         Further Learning and Works’ specific practices that promote racial and ethnic diversity in hiring, contracting, grantmaking, inclusive decision making, and achieving fair and just outcomes arising from the department’s exercise of its duties and responsibilities.

·        Effectively communicate Lumina’s commitment to internal and external partners

Functional Leadership and Staff Development

  • Provide leadership for a Strategy Team by setting a clear direction, delivering frequent and open communications, leveraging the strengths of team members while also providing development opportunities within the team.
  • Support direct reports in their work by serving as an experienced, objective adviser and mentor.
  •  Provide administrative oversight on expenses, travel, grantmaking, contracting, and other functional processes.
  • On-board new hires to ensure they have the introductions, resources, training, and productivity tools necessary to be effective as quickly as possible.
  • For direct reports, collect feedback from internal or external stakeholders.
  • Review individual and collective performance and provides clarifying examples where necessary.
  • Support professional and career development by discussing and documenting with direct reports their professional development interests, strengths and gaps.
  • Collaborate with direct reports to create a development plan, identify learning and reinforcing opportunities, and serve as mentor to them.

Thought Leadership

·        Author and issue op-ed’s, position statements, reports, talking points and other documents that advance the foundations strategic efforts

·        Collaborates with human network an design staff to identify, plan and execute convenings, meetings and conferences of grantees and leaders in higher education

·        Attends and/or makes professional presentations and meetings of national associations and other groups.

 

Education and Experience

·        Graduate degree or demonstrated competency required in higher education, social and behavior sciences, marketing, or other related content area.

·        At least eight (8) years of experience working with community colleges to increase enrollment. An ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of implementing innovative new strategies to increase enrollment particularly among adult and returning students.

Qualifications

·        Ability to learn quickly and connect learning to ongoing conversations related to the assigned body of work.

·        Ability to demonstrate how best to use the Foundation’s resources to ensure the policies and practices envisioned in the Strategic Plan are aligned with Lumina’s principles of learning and credentialing.

·        Ability to make decisions in concert with others without complete information and to thrive in an outcomes-oriented, continuously evolving work environment in which thinking beyond the curve is encouraged.

·        Project management skills with demonstrated ability to execute and follow through to achieve intended results, by following through on commitments, prioritizing work, and managing time and resources well.

·        Experience building and managing diverse networks that support efforts to produce systemic change.

·        Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate accurately, effectively, and in ways appropriate to different audiences.

·        Strong writer, with the ability to review, revise and synthesize a variety of information and help connect the Foundation’s work to broader discussions within the higher education landscape.

·        Ability to manage internal and external constituents, projects, and budgets.

·        Analytical, problem-solving, and research abilities and an ability to coordinate with researchers and program evaluators.

·        Capable of applying adaptive problem-solving skills in response to unforeseen challenges and new assignments.

·        Ability to prioritize a wide range of duties and responsibilities, organize tasks, and remain flexible to changing and multiple requests.

·        Ability to work collegially and diplomatically across the organization and audience groups, with an ability to resolve any conflicts.

·        Exercise sound judgment in handling sensitive or confidential information.

·        Ability to use technology effectively, including databases, spreadsheets and Microsoft Office 365 products.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Work is performed in an office environment, mostly sedentary.
  • Visual and auditory acuity for extensive use of various forms of technology.
  • Currently Lumina staff are not traveling. When travel resumes- this position travels 10-20%, including overnight stays.

How To Apply

Applicants should send to the e-mail address below;

  • a letter of interest that includes desired compensation,
  • resume/curriculum vitae as attachments outlining experience relevant to the position, and
  • a writing sample that focuses on a topic relevant to this position.

Amber Shelton, Human Resources Manager, lfecareers@luminafoundation.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

Open- A remote work opportunity (outside of Indiana or DC)– may require, on average, 5-8 days in the Indianapolis office per month with additional presence as needed.

Strategy Director, Data and Measurement, Lumina Foundation

The Organization

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

Lumina is working with partners to design a learning system that gives every person—regardless of race and ethnicity, income, or other socioeconomic factors—the opportunities that only education and training after high school can provide. To achieve our mission, we work with governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations to bring about widespread change. Our work relies on strategic communication, empowering leaders who can bring about change, policy outreach to state and federal officials, investments in proven and promising practices, and targeted efforts to measure and evaluate progress.

Lumina Foundation has a passionate and committed staff and is among the nation’s top private foundations, with an endowment in excess of $1.2 billion.

Position Overview

The Strategy Director for Data and Measurement is responsible for leading, developing and implementing organizational initiatives to measure, monitor and report performance regarding post high school attainment and related measures (e.g. Today’s Student, credentials, labor market outcomes, etc.)   The Director will oversee the measurement and synthesis of necessary new and existing data to advise Lumina’s strategic direction, make continuous improvement, document effective practices, inform Lumina and the field, and measure progress and success against key metrics, with specific emphasis on Lumina’s equity populations and strategic plan. The Director must also possess detailed knowledge of Lumina’s mission-related work, goals, processes and interdependencies in order to effectively execute a comprehensive data strategy.

Responsibilities

Data and Measurement Leadership: Provide leadership for Lumina’s Data and Measurement agenda by conceptualizing, setting a clear direction, executing, and directing a data and measurement plan for Lumina that represents our Equity Populations and Concentration areas. Deliver frequent and open communications, leverage the strengths of team members while also providing development opportunities within the team.   Work in collaboration with Directors and Officers across the Foundation to develop methodologies and strategies to inform grant and contract development across departments and concentration areas.  Work with Lumina’s partners and grantees to ensure that data collection activities are being implemented with integrity and produce results with high internal validity.  Oversee and manage the process of extracting, synthesizing, sharing, organizing, and applying key data results and lessons.  Develop and manage relationships across the Foundation to advance the utilization of findings and results for ongoing strategy refinement, development of new work, and decision-making.  Make interpretive judgments about data, targets, and trends to provide recommendations and assist in decision-making at the strategy and executive level.

Data and Measurement Activities: Conceptualize the national data and databases that will be needed to report on the strategic plan with an emphasis on Lumina’s equity imperative, concentration areas, and the merging of postsecondary and workforce data to report on attainment and inform the 60% goal. Monitor the national landscape of federal, national, and state-wide data sources and systems that could inform Lumina’s current and future work. Pull existing and examine opportunities for the creation of new sources from institutional and national surveys and sources on postsecondary education and workforce to inform Lumina’s work, research agenda, and creation of effective practices.  Oversee the continuous development and reporting of Stronger Nation, Lumina’s online tool providing various data and visualizations toward national and state attainment goals.

Internal Data and Measurement Activities: Develop and execute a strategy to help staff collect, report and understand accurate, reliable, meaningful data that helps them with their strategic priorities. Create dashboards and summaries on data and trends related to our work for Lumina’s staff, Executive Team, and Board of Directors.  Work across the Foundation to share and apply lessons from data and metrics that can inform our current work and ongoing strategic planning. Validate data and research used in Lumina’s communications.

Grant Responsibilities: Develop, monitor, and report progress on the annual work plan that incorporates multiple Foundation tools. Collaborate with other stakeholders and leverages resources that support the Foundation’s strategies. Assume significant, shared responsibility for managing the Foundation’s related grantmaking work including preparing for and actively engaging in grant review meetings, drafting grant and contract-related information, monitoring grant progress, and working with staff and grantees to identify and troubleshoot problems in funded programs. Draft concept papers and develop requests for proposals and grant/contract guidelines to support new work. Regularly revisit the portfolio to assure efforts remain responsive to emerging issues and information. Prepare materials for, attend, present, and respond to questions in Executive Team and Board meetings. Perform writing or analytical activities concerning grantmaking programs, the research and public policy agenda, and communications that support organizational learning and lessons learned to the field.

 

Functional Leadership: Support direct reports in their work by serving as an experienced, objective adviser and mentor.  Provide administrative oversight on expenses, travel, grantmaking, contracting, and other functional processes.  On-board new hires to ensure they have the introductions, resources, training, and productivity tools necessary to be effective as quickly as possible.

Staff Development:  Provide work assignments and mentoring opportunities to facilitate growth and development. Review individual and collective performance and provide clarifying examples where necessary. Support professional and career development by discussing and documenting with direct reports their professional development interests, strengths, and gaps.

 

Stakeholder Relations: Act as a spokesperson to the postsecondary education community, public policymakers, and others outside the Foundation about achieving Goal 2025. Collaborate with convening staff to identify, plan, and execute convenings, meetings and conferences of grantees and leaders in postsecondary education. Attend and/or make professional presentations at meetings of national associations and other groups that the Foundation is interested in influencing. Identify and maintain relationships with researchers, public policy analysts, and others who might contract with Lumina or receive grant funding.

 

Support for Lumina’s Commitment to Racial Justice and Equity: Strategy Directors Advance Lumina’s commitment to ending  systemic racism and barriers to learning beyond high school for Black, Latino and Native American individuals. Further Impact and Planning’s specific practices that promote racial and ethnic diversity in hiring, contracting, grantmaking, inclusive decision making, and achieving fair and just outcomes arising from the department’s exercise of its duties and responsibilities. Effectively communicate Lumina’s commitment to internal and external partners

Education and Experience

·     Graduate degree or demonstrated competency required in research, statistics, social and behavior sciences, or other related content area.

·     At least eight (8) years of experience in senior-level role in the higher education, performance measurement organization, nonprofit and/or philanthropic sectors.

·     Proficient in navigating complex data systems.

·     Practical understanding of performance measurement, reporting, and performance data collection and reporting.

·     Knowledge of most common postsecondary data sources.

·     Demonstrated quantitative analytical skills with ability to derive important implications from data

 

Qualifications

·     Ability to develop and execute strategic plans, setting priorities, effectively manage a budget and lead change management efforts.

·     Ability to learn quickly and connect learning to ongoing conversations related to the assigned body of work.

·     Ability to demonstrate how best to use the Foundation’s resources to ensure the policies and practices envisioned in the Strategic Plan are aligned with Lumina’s principles of learning and credentialing.

·     Ability to make decisions in concert with others without complete information and to thrive in an outcomes-oriented, continuously evolving work environment in which thinking beyond the curve is encouraged.

·     Project management skills with demonstrated ability to execute and follow through to achieve intended results, by following through on commitments, prioritizing work, and managing time and resources well.

·     Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate accurately, effectively, and in ways appropriate to different audiences.

·     Strong writer, with the ability to review, revise and synthesize a variety of information and help connect the Foundation’s work to broader discussions within the higher education landscape.

·     Ability to manage internal and external constituents, projects, and budgets.

·     Ability to coach and develop others, including people that are not direct reports.

·     Strong skills in presentation and data visualization

·     Strong working knowledge of Tableau or other visualization platforms

·     Autonomous and self-motivated work style. Inclination to assume ownership of both short- and long-term projects.

·     Ability to work collegially and diplomatically across organizations and audience groups and a facility for resolving conflict among multiple parties.

·     Exercises sound judgment in handling sensitive or confidential information.

·     Ability to use technology effectively.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

·     Work is performed in an office environment, mostly sedentary.

·     Visual and auditory acuity for extensive use of various forms of technology.

·     Currently Lumina staff are not traveling. When travel resumes- this position travels 15-20%, including overnight stays.

How To Apply

Applicants should send to the e-mail address below.

·        a letter of interest that includes desired compensation,

·        resume/curriculum vitae as attachments outlining experience relevant to the position, and

·        a writing sample of a report that demonstrates knowledge of the field as well as a synthesis of the material that supports decision-making.

Amber Shelton, Human Resources Manager, lfecareers@luminafoundation.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

Kansas City, MO

Director of Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation

The Organization

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion.The Foundation’s vision is to foster “a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.” In service of this vision, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas –education and entrepreneurship –which our founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum. A quality education is the foundation for self-sufficiency, preparing young people for success in college and in life. Many young adults will work in businesses started by entrepreneurs. Some will become entrepreneurs themselves, providing jobs and wealth for society.

Our mission: To help individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success, consistent with the aspirations of our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman.

Position Overview

The Director serves as the key programmatic, operations and administrative director for the Entrepreneurship Department of the Foundation, executing the strategic vision of the Vice President of Entrepreneurship. The Director is responsible for implementing the Entrepreneurship Department’s strategic plan while building strong relationships and alignment, and establishing accountabilities for senior program officers and directors across all entrepreneurship functions to inform and influence outcomes and maintain momentum.

Specific Responsibilities include: 

Strategy Implementation, Execution, and Operation

Translate high-level vision and strategy into operational plans that provide role clarity, accountabilities, resourcing, and trackable performance indicators for all team members.

· Ensure trackable key program and grantee performance measurements are in place to inform department strategy, design, and effectiveness.

· Monitor progress reporting and associated dashboards for active oversight and insight of program areas’ progress to strategic goals.

· Accountable for implementation and execution of strategic and operational plans for all Entrepreneurship-related work products while seeking out and implementing methods and processes to increase efficiency and response time to team members.

· Accountable for cross-departmental collaboration and alignment on department initiatives supporting strategic plan goals.

· Oversee, and provide support and guidance to departmental finance, budget and grant management areas.

· Serve as trusted thought partner and inform, advise, interact and work with the VP through weekly in person and ongoing communications in support of effective strategic implementation, execution and operations.

· Recommend novel contracting and grant strategies to ensure timely delivery of core Foundation priorities and secure non-employee assets to meet these needs.

· Serve as final decision maker on operations, proposed work and projects and personnel assignments, (including recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding as well as staff development) and provide input on the ability to operationalize strategic commitments.

Team Culture and Staffing

Support Vice President in developing and maintaining a high performing, high trust team culture in which associates achieve ambitious goals.

· Plan for and manage processes related to staffing plans, management, recruitment and performance reporting.

·  Increase focus on inter-departmental communication to develop strong working relationships among all senior program officer team leads and directors so that initiative is taken to share resources, assist with cross-departmental problem solving with the goal of expediting workflow and decision-making.

· Review and approve team engagement, activities, meetings, and as necessary, internal communications.

·  Act as liaison to senior Foundation staff and constituencies on Entrepreneurship-related workflow, performance standards, measurements, and outcomes and coordinate across the Foundation to enhance collaboration, alignment and communication for all Entrepreneurship Department initiatives.

·  Oversee the engagement and management of external contractors.

Finance and Operations

· Monitor budgets and provide expenditure plans on future spending allocation to support the strategic plan.  Work with finance to monitor and adjust as needed and make decisions on budget and personnel as required.

· Oversee the department’s grants process management team, including progress monitoring and related budget implications.

· Oversee travel, paid time off and expense approvals with an eye toward their impact on deliverables and budget.  Work with Directors to mitigate impact on deadlines and work product to ensure that program priorities are achieved.

External

·  Serve as a deputy to the Vice President to meet senior departmental needs

· While focused primarily on internal operations, will be asked to represent the department at high-level events and organizations to drive the strategy and performance priorities of the Entrepreneurship department at the discretion of the Vice President.

· Support the Vice President as needed in evaluating new business models for programs to ensure sustainability and impact.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of related experience required. Master’s degree preferred in a relevant discipline with demonstrated success relevant to the Foundation’s work.

Work Experience: Minimum of eight years proven experience in providing senior administrative management in a large organizational setting.  Demonstrated experience with comprehensive and complex project management while building and managing high-performing, innovative teams.

Travel: This position may require up to 20% regional or national business travel, including as a delegate on behalf of Vice President, facilitating decision-making, and executing department strategy.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified incumbents for this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-direction, detail oriented, and able to work collaboratively across the department and Foundation in a teamwork environment.  Incumbents must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities, and constant change, ensuring accountability for required outcomes.

· Training and experience in project management and administrative oversight of organizational budget, financial and grant management functions.

·  Proficiency in program management and analysis, particularly in data collection and research related to economic development, entrepreneurship, cities, or related topics. Ability to think rigorously and analytically about advanced program outcomes and policy issues. Ability to identify gaps and think creatively about solutions and performance drivers.

·  Highly motivated, capable of self-direction, detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively in a teamwork capacity while working with multiple demands, shifting priorities and constant change.

·  Ability to design and implement cross-department progress reporting and financial procedures to ensure continuous access to program performance data.

·  Possesses strong financial acumen and experience managing and monitoring budgets.

·  Ability to engage in and think critically about systems-level analysis and problem-solving.

·   Ability to lead culture and behavior change in a team environment.

·   Ability to manage and oversee innovative programs/projects and plan resource strategies to meet program needs.

·  Ability to synthesize and translate information and content.

·  Practical, hands-on, ‘in-the-trenches” experience building entrepreneurial ecosystems or large-scale innovation programs, preferably in the private sector.

·  An understanding of, or interest in, place-based focused work, and expressed interest in systemic change related to growth/economic opportunity and entrepreneurship.

·  Experience in organizations that prioritize race, equity, diversity and inclusion in culture and strategic or programmatic work.

·  Excellent writing and speaking skills.

· High level of ethics with a strong sense of integrity and commitment to the values of the Foundation and adherence to confidentiality.

All of the statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. This document describes the position currently available.  The organization reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

How To Apply

https://kauffman.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Headquarters/Director—Entrepreneurship_R1

Minneapolis, MN

Program Team Administrator, McKnight Foundation

The Organization

About the McKnight Foundation:

The McKnight Foundation, a Minnesota-based family foundation, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Established in 1953, the McKnight Foundation is deeply committed to advancing climate solutions in the Midwest; building an equitable and inclusive Minnesota; and supporting the arts in Minnesota, neuroscience, and international crop research.

McKnight has earned national recognition for fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness that empowers our diverse teams to achieve our shared mission. McKnight has been named one of the best workplaces for women and one of the best small workplaces in the nation. McKnight offers a high-trust, high-performing culture that encourages continuous learning and improvement across its program areas. The Foundation’s offices are located above the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis. This landmark building is an architecture award winner whose sustainable design and historic preservation practices blend modern amenities with original features and reclaimed materials. Filled with art and natural light, the space offers stunning city and riverfront views that connect the urban and natural environments year-round—a reflection of the Foundation’s mission.

Position Overview

The McKnight Foundation seeks a professional Program Team Administrator (PTA) to help support and advance the goals of the Arts program, Vibrant & Equitable Communities program, and Other Grantmaking teams. Reporting to the Grants & Information Manager, this role will be joining the McKnight Foundation at a critical moment in its history as the institution advances its recently adopted Strategic Framework.

The PTA will provide support for these programs, specifically related to meetings and program operations to advance the work of the Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

Program Operations Support

  • Partner with the program and grants associate for calendar management and serve as backup for external scheduling.
  • Schedule and coordinate agendas for internal program team meetings, and attend all regular program team meetings.
  • Prepare correspondence and meeting materials as needed.
  • Manage meeting space requests from grantee organizations, coordinate logistical support, and/or directly provide support for convenings.
  • Assist with meeting and conference registration as needed.
  • Assist with expense reports and visa bill reconciliations.
  • Assist the program team and program and grants associates with the production of materials for board meetings as needed.
  • Process and track program team contracts as directed by the contract lead.
  • Assist with grants and information management team projects.
  • Provide backup for the other program team administrator as needed.

Administrative Support to the Broader Foundation

  • Assist other teams as requested and available.
  • Provide backup for reception area as scheduled.
  • Assist the meeting and events assistant with Foundation-wide events as necessary.

Minimum Requirements and Preferred Experience For an Ideal Candidate

Minimum Requirements

  • 3 years related full-time work experience, or a combination of experience and education.
  • Able to manage and prioritize multiple projects concurrently and effectively.
  • Able to build relationships and effectively communicate with people across levels, functions, and culture to achieve shared objectives.
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, or comparable software.
  • Able to advance the Foundation’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and foster a culture of curiosity, innovation, excellence, and purpose.

Preferred Experience

  • Work experience in an administrative position, including, but not limited to, scheduling meetings, event planning, or tracking and coordinating contracts and invoices.
  • Work experience within a foundation, community organization, or governmental field.
  • Demonstrated experience with arts and/or advancing equity.

This is a full-time nonexempt position based in Minneapolis. The salary range is approximately $52,000–$54,897.

The above statements are intended to provide a general framework of what this position requires. There may be other functions and qualifications that emerge in time, and the chosen candidate may be asked to perform other duties that are not listed here.

The McKnight Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

To Apply

Click here to apply for the opening. The position closes on August 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon) Central Time.

New York, NY

Program Director, Leadership Development, Trinity Church Wall Street

The Organization

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

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

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

Trinity Church Wall Street Grants and Mission Investing

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

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

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

The Grants and Mission Investing (GMI) team at Trinity uses the tools of philanthropy, our convening power, and our voice to advance Trinity’s mission goals.

Trinity Church has engaged in a strategic visioning process to clarify and articulate our core values and mission priorities. As a result of this process, Trinity’s grantmaking programs align with the church’s mission goal of building neighborhoods, leadership, and capacity.

Our grantmaking focuses on four strategic initiatives, guided by the GMI team. These initiatives are Housing and Homelessness, Racial Justice, Mission Real Estate Development, and Leadership Development. Our work across all four initiatives is rooted in a strong commitment to advancing an equitable society in which the allocation of resources, opportunities, and hardships are not determined by race.

The Leadership Development team is part of the Grants and Mission Investing group leading Trinity Church Wall Street’s philanthropy. Through conversations with fellow Anglicans in the United States and around the world, we have consistently heard that the two critical challenges for the Church are the formation of leaders for a changing world, and the financial capacity to sustain their ministries.

In response to the need to gather, train, and network future leaders for the Church and the world, Trinity has partnered with Church Divinity School of the Pacific and will launch a leadership development initiative. The initiative will include a network of partners around the world that will provide educational resources to build excellence in the current and traditional divinity categories, as well as add substantial learning from other sectors. We expect the initiative, in collaboration with partners, to equip lay and ordained leaders in the Church—and leaders in values-aligned secular organizations—to respond to emerging challenges and work together in dynamic partnerships that honor and activate the ministry of all believers and those who share our values.

Trinity plans to work collaboratively with partners around the world to establish programs, relevant to local and community cultural context, each of which will focus on a specific area of leadership development supporting three key approaches:

  • Strengthening leadership development within existing institutions and programs of theological education
  • Offering mid-career faith-driven leadership development programs to those who have started their careers or ministry
  • Providing open-access, online, faith-driven leadership development education resources

The Program Director, Leadership Development is a new role on the team and will be key in developing the full set of faith-driven leadership development offerings for the Trinity Leadership Development initiative.

The candidate will be responsible for working in close collaboration with partners at Trinity, the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, other theological education institutions, secular leadership development education organizations, and education technology experts, to create and sustain innovative programming that develops the faith- and values-driven leadership mindsets and skills of clergy, lay leaders, and people of faith working in secular organizations.

The program director will bring prior experience in higher education and/or management training, and/or leadership development, and/or online education. They will work in close collaboration and partnership with leaders in theological education and with the Managing Director, Leadership Development to develop collaborative leadership programs, based in faith and values, and sensitive to local and community cultures and context.

For more information on the new leadership development initiative, please see: https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/social-justice/trinity-grants/leadership-development

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy and Execution

  • Identify innovative emerging leadership development programming in theological education, the Church, and secular education and network them with Trinity and with each other.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for innovation, integrate and expand on offerings within theological education and the Church, developing them into a coherent set of faith-driven leadership development programs.
  • Keep abreast of technology innovations, education and industry trends, learning design research and pedagogy, and share such knowledge within Trinity, CDSP, and with other partners.
  • Analyze and assess the potential impact of proposals and funded initiatives.
  • Manage all stages of the grant review, approval, funding and reporting process. Uses grants database to facilitate this process.
  • Evaluate and assess impact, working with internal and external evaluators as required. Engages regularly with grantees and conducts site visits as required.
  • Identify additional opportunities for impact and tests those opportunities against strategy, in collaboration with the Managing Director.

External Engagement & Partnership

  • Represent Trinity within the philanthropic community and beyond, as appropriate to advance Trinity’s mission and vision.

Internal Engagement & Team Culture

  • Liaise with Finance, Legal and other teams within Trinity to ensure both impact and compliance.
  • Work closely with the GMI Planning & Operations team to ensure that policies, processes, and the grants management software are effectively advancing the work and goals of the initiative.
  • Oversee budgets for the Leadership Development team.
  • Work with members of Trinity’s clergy to ensure Trinity’s global network is leveraged to advance the initiative and our impact.
  • Contribute to an entrepreneurial work environment and positive culture of high impact, focused on outcomes.
  • As the Leadership Development team grows, provide management oversight for junior team members. Ensure outstanding team experiences including onboarding, training of new hires, career development, mentorship, and assisting staff to achieve their development goals
  • Ensure that all work is approached with rigorous execution and the highest standards of ethics, aligned with Trinity’s core values
  • Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures, and rules.
  • Perform all duties in a manner that promote Trinity’s mission and core values.
  • Assume other related responsibilities and special projects as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to work with multiple partners in building consensus and relationships while managing competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated success in an academic or training environment in the development of instructional projects using multimedia applications, emerging technologies, and/or distributed/distance technologies.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills; Supervisory experience.
  • Cultural, social, and political sensitivity and humility.
  • Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Ability to work in a mission/results-driven environment.
  • Flexible and able to work well with all levels of internal and external leadership as well as outside constituents.
  • Experience with budget planning and management.

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS

  • A Master’s degree in business, education, instructional technology, or related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a higher education setting and ability to work collaboratively with faculty and academic leadership in seminaries around the world.
  • Three or more years professional work experience working with faculty to design educational program.
  • At least five years supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Experience with grant-making and managing relationships with grantees.
  • Conversant in adult-centered pedagogy to support learning.
  • Demonstrated high degree of independence and initiative.
  • Experience applying performance and other key learning data to course re-design.

How To Apply

Please apply online at https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/about/careers

Memphis, TN

Senior Development Officer, National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM)

The Organization

The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM), located at the historic Lorraine Motel, honors and preserves the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The Museum chronicles the American civil rights movement and tells the story of the ongoing struggle for human rights. The mission of NCRM is to educate and serve as a catalyst to inspire action to create positive social change.

Position Overview

NCRM seeks a Senior Development Officer to manage a portfolio of individual, corporate, foundation and government donors. In addition, the Senior Development Officer will work to create and sustain new donor relationships in Tennessee and beyond, with the goal of sustaining the NCRM’s present and future.

How To Apply

The National Civil Rights Museum has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search.

Please visit http://the360group.us/NCRM_SDO_PD.pdf  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.