Westlake Village, CA

Program Associate, Catholic Sisters, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Organization

International hotelier Conrad N. Hilton established the grantmaking foundation that bears his name in 1944 to help people living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage worldwide. Today, the work continues, concentrating on efforts to improve early childhood development outcomes, support older youth as they transition from foster care, ensure opportunity youth can access career pathways, prevent homelessness, identify solutions to safe-water access, help integrate refugees into society and lift the work of Catholic sisters. Additionally, following selection by an independent, international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to an organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. The Foundation is one of the world’s largest, with assets recently growing to approximately $7.5 billion. It has awarded grants to date totaling more than $2 billion, $207 million worldwide in 2020. Please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org for more information.

Job Summary

The Program Associate will play a central role in coordinating the Catholic Sisters Initiative as a central part of the program team. The program Associate holds a variety of responsibilities related to research, analysis and coordination for programmatic and administrative support to their respective program teams, and act as a liaison between program staff, grantees and external consultants. S/he will provide support for key operational areas of the team, including: project tracking,financial and budget, communications and knowledge sharing, coordination of meetings and contribution to project reports, grant oversight, and planning. This position will also assist the team with general administration functions including the coordination of convenings.

This position will work closely with the Sr. Program Officer/Program Officer in the Catholic Sisters strategic initiative and as a member of the team, the Program Associate will participate in project and department-wide activities, meetings, conferences, etc. The program Associate may need to travel internationally and domestically. S/he will participate in programming discussions, and will be conversant with the Foundation’s approaches.


Grantmaking Support:

  • Assists the Sr. Program Officer/Program Officer in proposal research, summaries and budgets during the proposal review process
  • Reviews and analyzes submitted grant proposals
  • Serves as a contact for grantees and applicants during the application and reporting processes
  • Works closely with the Sr. Program Officer/Program Officer in producing board write-ups and presentation materials, including dashboard analytics and memos to the board
  • Works closely with the Sr. Program Officer/Program Officer to review and analyze grantee reports, monitor grantee work plans and budgets, generate progress analyses, and facilitate/trigger payments
  • Provides assistance on grant modifications (Budget modifications, no-cost extensions)
  • Participates in peer review process of board write-ups
  • Performs program-related research and other projects as assigned

Program Liaison:

  • Assists the Sr. Program Officer/Program Officer with strategic grant planning and budgeting
  • Works with grants management to comply with internal audit and grant tracking procedures and grant-making processes
  • Updates and tracks grant-related information in grants management database, including reports and grant payment information
  • Provide support for key operational and administrative areas of the team, including project tracking, coordination of meetings, vendor/consultant contract agreements, and contribution to project reports, grant oversight and planning

Program Operational Support:

  • Provides support to the team with travel, appointments, contacts, correspondence, reports and maintenances of information, as needed
  • Collaborates in planning annual convening of grantees, stakeholders and monitoring, evaluation and learning partners. Leads logistical support for convenings
  • Coordinates program-related events such as internal and external meetings, conferences and presentations

Communications and Learning:

  • Supports the Sr. Program Officer/Program Officer and Communications team members with the development of program communication strategy and priorities
  • Provides support to the SPO/PO in the implementation of the Catholic Sisters Initiative and helps to produce dashboards/analytics on grant portfolio
  • Assists in the development of communication materials – e.g. blogs, tweets, articles, reports, etc
  • Collaborates with communications team to distribute communication materials to appropriate audiences
  • Performs program-related research and special projects (as needed) to identify trends in the field and best practices, as well as store and communicate information
  • Maintains team contacts and email lists


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, International Studies, Public Health, Public Policy, business administration or related field
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector
  • Excellent writing skills and the critical thinking skills to analyze and summarize reports
  • Strong oral communication and relationship-building skills; interacts with others in a professional and diplomatic way
  • Solid organizational skills, able to effectively manage and prioritize work-flow to meet deadlines, and is highly attentive to detail
  • Works well independently and collaboratively within a team and demonstrates a high degree of initiative, resourcefulness and flexibility to meet the needs of the role
  • Ability to continually seek information and look for new approaches to processes and practices
  • Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office, financial software and/or database experience


  • The Catholic Sisters team is looking to add a member who has an interest in working with and for Catholic sisters or has a background or knowledge of Catholic Sisters in a complementary area
  • An understanding of grant-making and the nonprofit sector is highly desired
  • International field experience/familiarity working in the developing world is highly desired especially in Latin America and the Caribbean region
  • Spanish language is a plus

About our Benefits

We value the health and well-being of our employees, some of the benefits we offer include:

  • Comprehensive and generous health and life insurance options
  • Fitness benefits
  • Paid holidays, time off, and parental leave
  • Flexible work schedules and technology benefits
  • Foundation-funded retirement savings plan
  • Professional learning and development and educational assistance
  • Employee matching gifts to qualified non-profit organizations

Apply Here


Position Overview

The program Associate holds a variety of responsibilities related to research, analysis and coordination for programmatic and administrative support to their respective program teams, and act as a liaison between program staff, grantees and external consultants.

How To Apply

Apply Online: https://www.click2apply.net/r7DRDLtBkE7yIZ8nizgdp

washington, DC

Program Coordinator, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

The Organization

About GEO

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a community of funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to the resources and relationships needed to support thriving nonprofits and communities. We envision courageous grantmakers working in service of nonprofits and communities to create a just, connected and inclusive society where we can all thrive. With more than 6,000 grantmakers who belong to philanthropic organizations of all sizes and types across the globe, we work to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropic practice.  Join us to create a greater impact for these communities by helping grantmakers grow along with the nonprofits they serve.

Position Overview

The Program Coordinator works as part of the program team to support the research and development of GEO publications and content and supports program design and facilitation for GEO members. The Program Coordinator is a strong project manager who has a knack for keeping track of details and loose ends, can toggle easily back and forth between multiple projects involving multiple people, likes to keep up with what is happening in the nonprofit/philanthropic field, draws inspiration from connecting with people and is always on the lookout for opportunities to make connections to GEO’s work. In addition to supporting content research and development, they work to develop and deliver impactful peer learning, conferences and other programming. They are committed to providing excellent customer service, both to external stakeholders as well as other GEO staff. The Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Programs and is part of the program team. This position involves up to 5% travel.

This position is DC based preferred.

If you were working with us, here are some of the things you would have done last week:

• Served as project manager for peer review process for an upcoming GEO publication allowing members of the GEO community to review an early version and provide input, synthesizing this input and recommending changes to the draft publication.

• Tracking publication development progress in Wrike and through coordination with authors and members of the publication sub-team.

• Worked alongside director of programs to suggest updates to GEO content based on member stories and GEO’s mission of community-driven, equity-centered practices.

• Conducted research to inform development of new GEO publication.

• Met with the director of programs, program manager and communications team to coordinate and gather information for print program, website, conference app, and conference marketing efforts.

• Reviewed content for a capacity building webinar to plan to deliver a similar webinar to members at a peer organization.

• Contributed to work and/or working groups that are helping to advance GEO’s organizational culture and work on racial equity.

• Researched potential professional development opportunities for yourself in preparation for a goals conversation with your supervisor.

• Attended a weekly check-in with your supervisor.


• Minimum 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience, including professional writing experience (developing published content from concept to release), with a strong attention to detail.

• Experience in program design and delivery that utilizes adult learning practices.

• Experience centering racial equity in content and conversations.

• Strong written and interpersonal communication skills with commitment to a high level of customer service.

• Ability to manage multiple priorities with flexibility and effective project management.

• Experience with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop preferred.

• Willingness to support an organization in the midst of transformation to center racial equity in its culture, practices and work.

• Knowledge of philanthropy and nonprofit effectiveness is a plus.

• Passion for GEO’s mission and vision to improve philanthropic culture and practice.

Salary and Benefits

GEO offers a competitive salary (mid 50k to low 60k) and a generous benefits package, including 100 percent employer paid health insurance, three weeks of vacation, twelve sick days, a 7 percent employer retirement contribution, a commitment to professional development and growth, along with a Metro accessible location in downtown D.C.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs, a resume and cover letter must be included with your application. We will accept applications until the position is filled. We will not consider applications without a cover letter. In your cover letter, please address the following:

·         Why are you a good fit for this position?

·         Tell us about your project management experience, especially as it relates to conducting research and developing and shaping content and/or programming.

·         What appeals to you about working at GEO?

Note:  Our team has gone full-time remote in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. For the time being, we will be conducting the hiring process virtually.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is an equal opportunity employer. GEO is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment. GEO does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation or any other legally protected characteristic. 

New York, NY

Analyst, Grant Operations, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

The Organization

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is working to secure a healthy, growing economy by addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges. The Foundation partners with leading policy experts, elected officials and the public to build support for solutions to put America on a sustainable fiscal path. As a non-partisan organization, the Foundation engages in grant-making, partnerships, and research to educate and involve Americans from a variety of perspectives.

Position Overview

Tackling complex fiscal issues and fostering meaningful action requires developing targeted, high impact grant investments. To be successful, the Foundation must leverage its resources to support education, research and analysis, and outreach to policymakers and the American public at large.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Grant Operations and the Manager, Grants Management, this position is a key contributor to the grantmaking function of the Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare.


  • Ensure consistent application of grant processes within grants department, from maintaining database of potential grantee and proposal application and pre-award stages through termination of grant
  • Process and track all proposals and letters of inquiry
  • Track grant modification requests, such as extensions, budget revisions, and carryovers
  • Track grant deliverables
  • Prepare correspondence and grant-related documentation
  • Update and maintain records in grants database, and produce analytic reports on grant activity
  • Provide assistance to grantees and staff regarding administration of grants
  • Independently prepare and/or update presentations and flow charts
  • Develop templates and design reports for the efficient and effective oversight of grants
  • Coordinate with administrative and executive assistants to schedule/reschedule meetings; arrange group meetings
  • Maintain grants department files
  • Manage grants analysis and process improvement projects
  • Support the department with back-end maintenance and development of grants database (currently Blackbaud Grantmaking/GIFTS Online)
  • Interface with various departments on behalf of grants department to collect information, respond to requests, obtain service, etc.
  • Provide miscellaneous support to Grants Management Senior Director and Manager


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with office technology; skills in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel for use in analyzing and presenting data
  • Experience using databases as a tool for effective operations and knowledge management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management/prioritization skills; ability to self-direct
  • Solid judgment with outstanding attention to detail and follow-up
  • Self-starter; highly motivated and resourceful team-player. Comfortable with ambiguity and the ability to work through solutions when there is no obvious path
  • Demonstrated ability to work proactively with colleagues and members of the department at all levels


  • Experience with Blackbaud Grantmaking
  • Experience working or interning with a nonprofit or philanthropic organization
  • Bachelor’s degree

How To Apply

To apply, please send a brief letter summarizing your interest and a resume to careers@pgpf.org. Subject header on the e-mail should be: “Analyst, Grant Operations.”

Negotiable, USA

Deputy Director of Gift Planning Fundraising, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Position Overview


The Deputy Director of Gift Planning Fundraising is responsible for managing a gift planning fundraising team focused on raising outright, blended, and planned gifts. They will also develop, implement, and manage effective gift planning strategies and plans for the cultivation and solicitation in asking for, negotiating, and closing outright and complex gifts of $100,000 or more from major individual donors and prospects.


The Deputy Director of Gift Planning Fundraising is responsible for managing a fundraising team of experienced regional gift strategists across the Conservancy and is responsible for motivating and coordinating the efforts of the team. They will oversee the day-to-day management and performance of the team and ensure their fundraising work is a collaborative and well-integrated effort within and across the organization. They will contribute to the development of new initiatives and approaches and report to leadership on progress towards goals, fundraising strategy, and team metrics. They will also serve as a technical and strategic gift planning advisor and partner to state leadership and fundraising staff in assigned chapters to determine effective strategies for identified donors and prospects to generate leads for complex gifts. They understand and apply complex principles of developing donor strategies and build strong relationships with a portfolio of new and current donors and prospects. The Deputy Director of Gift Planning Fundraising discusses assets proficiently and listens for opportunities for gifts of assets.  They negotiate and close a wide range of outright and complex gifts, including bequests and life income gifts, gifts of non-cash assets such as stock and real estate, and Donor Advised Funds. They will incorporate blended gifts and gifts of assets in proposals to donors. They involve and engage appropriate partners in the field and staff at the Worldwide Office, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues or concerns. They will be required to use the Conservancy’s donor database, understands and complies with all TNC gift-related policies and procedures and ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.


  • Accountable for team fundraising goals of $50 million to $70 million a year in deferred and complex gifts.
  • Broad management responsibility for five or more professional staff, including training, professional development, establishing clear directions, setting objectives, and overseeing the execution of day-to-day work.
  • Direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
  • Ensure that programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for ethical compliance.
  • Financial responsibility for setting and meeting fundraising objectives, evaluating results, and developing corrective strategies.
  • Implement and lead multiple collaborative and complex projects, directing work of staff, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability.
  • Lead strategic initiatives through collaboration with senior-level stakeholders in order to enhance overall performance in accordance with short and long-term objectives.
  • Maintains confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information.
  • Make strategic decisions; decisions made may have program-wide impact and may bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Maximum opportunity to act independently, resolves complex issues within scope.
  • Persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups important to the organization’s overall prosperity.
  • Responsible for closing personally 15-25 outright, complex, and planned gifts annually. Responsible for 100-150 donor interactions and 25 visits annually. Work with donors on complex giving vehicles and assets.  Annual fundraising target of $3.5-9M or more in deferred and complex gifts.
  • Travel up to 50% time and on short notice, work long hours and weekends as needed.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years related experience.
  • Experience managing and supervising a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors capable of giving noncash and complex assets.
  • Experience in asking for, negotiating and closing outright, blended and planned gifts of $100,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.
  • Experience using communication and presentation skills, and experience working with boards.
  • Experience, coursework or other training in current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major and planned gifts.


  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated.
  • Experience managing a geographically dispersed team.
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and marshal resources. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to positively influence and persuade.
  • Ability to design and implement fundraising strategies, including cultivation, solicitation and recognition strategies.
  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.
  • Advanced knowledge of complex charitable gift planning.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Proven ability to negotiate complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.

How To Apply

To apply for job ID 50020, submit your required cover letter and resume online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ or by applying directly HERE.  If you need help applying, please visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

Location – Flexible

Racial Justice Program Director, Katz Amsterdam Foundation

The Organization

Rob Katz became the Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts in 2006 and has led the company through more than a decade of significant growth and incredible success. Elana Amsterdam is an entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of Elana’s Pantry. Over the last several years, Rob and Elana have contributed nearly $150 million to their family foundation and charitable trust.

Rob and Elana are deeply focused on giving back. The initial focus of the Katz Amsterdam Foundation and Charitable Trust has been mental and behavioral health in mountain communities where Vail Resorts operates. Rob and Elana feel a strong connection to each mountain community, especially because it is where so many of the company’s employees and their families live and work. They understand that each community has felt a tremendous and personal impact from mental health and substance abuse issues, which has been amplified by a lack of services and stigma that is very real. With the utmost respect for the complexities involved in such critical issues, the Katz Amsterdam Foundation has focused on learning and partnering with community, non-profit, and local government leaders. Moving forward, the Foundation hopes to be part of the solution as these mountain communities put meaningful programs in place to have a direct impact on the people that need it most.

In June 2021, the Foundation announced a new nationwide focus area related to social and racial justice and is currently working through a supported strategic planning process that will identify key issue areas where the Foundation can make a meaningful impact and best align with current efforts to advance racial justice. The Foundation seeks to award grants to organizations across the country to support existing social and racial justice efforts, create proximity to lived experiences of others, and help build networks of BIPOC leadership. While this strategic planning process will be ongoing, the Foundation is narrowing in on issues of social well-being, including mental and behavioral health and food justice.

Position Overview

The Katz Amsterdam Foundation (KAF) is pleased to invite nominations and applications for the position of Racial Justice Program Director. The Foundation has spent the first few years striving to be a catalyst for eliminating the stigma of mental illness, increasing access to behavioral and mental healthcare and improving the quality of care for all. KAF believes that social and emotional well-being is essential for people and communities to thrive. The focus for this work thus far has been mountain resort communities, in some of the most iconic locations across North America.

As they continue to grow, KAF recognizes that people and communities of color in this country are greatly impacted by systemic injustices that hinder their ability to recognize their full potential. In response to this reality, the Foundation recently announced the launch of a new strategic initiative to address racial and social injustice at a national level. The Program Director will work closely with the Co-Founders and the Executive Director to stand up this new initiative and build out a strategy. The Foundation is currently working through a strategic planning process, with support from Jessyca Dudley and Bold Ventures, a strategic advisory firm that works to transform and democratize philanthropy and will identify key issue areas where the Foundation can make a meaningful impact and best align with current efforts to advance racial justice. KAF values teamwork and partnership in driving the mission and strategic priorities forward and sees opportunities for the Foundation to support racial justice change the areas of mental and behavioral health and food justice in particular. The new Program Director will join a small but ambitious team to move the work from vision to reality.

The new Program Director will be a systems thinker, strategic communicator, and partnership-builder who has achieved notable change and momentum to advance racial justice. They will bring knowledge of the landscape of strategies across sectors that are effectively moving the needle on racial justice, with the capacity to conduct effective diligence and discovery that generates and vets ideas, fosters relationships, and conceives action steps to drive the work forward. The Program Director will bring a broad network of leaders and influencers on racial justice issues at the national and/or state levels and an understanding of how to influence policy and systems change at the national and community levels. In concert with the Grants Manager, they will be responsible for recommending grants for Board approval and supporting grantee partnerships to success and impact.

The Katz Amsterdam Foundation is based in Colorado, but you don’t have to be. KAF will support this role to work remotely, but there will be some travel involved. The Program Director will get to visit some remarkable locations to engage with KAF’s stakeholders.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity to explore, then apply today and let’s explore together how we can help you become the person who excels in this role.


The new Program Director will join the Foundation during this unprecedented time to address timely social challenges in partnership with organizations working on intractable social issues. The Program Director will join a small and extraordinary team of individuals who are passionate about eradicating social disparities. Below are questions to consider for interested candidates:

  • Do you believe there are injustices against people of color in this country that need to be repaired?
  • Are you skilled at measuring and articulating the impact of the work organizations do?
  • Does communicating with your teammates and clients come easily to you?
  • Are you comfortable engaging with people from all sorts of cultural backgrounds?
  • Does writing come easily to you?
  • Are you able to synthesize lots of information into clear and condensed summaries?
  • Do you like working in start-up environments?
  • Are you motivated to take on new challenges?


While we value your educational and academic achievements, we want to focus on the great work experiences you’ve had in this field. We need our Program Director to be an innovative and strategic thinker with multiple years of experience implementing programs, grants, or other relevant initiatives in the racial justice space.


The salary range for the Program Director is approximately $130K to $160K, commensurate with experience, and a benefits package including health care benefits through QSEHRA (Qualified Small Employer HRA) plan that reimburses premiums and out-of-pocket expenses.

LOCATION: Flexible

How To Apply

More information about the Katz Amsterdam Foundation may be found at:  katzamsterdam.org

This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Britni Russell Bianchi of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The Katz Amsterdam Foundation believes that long-standing systemic inequities in our culture continue to harm already marginalized populations in our country, especially people of color. In order to begin to repair these injustices, we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people of color.

Austin, TX

Vice President of Community Programs, St. David's Foundation

The Organization

St. David’s Foundation is one of the largest health foundations in the United States, providing over $70 million of direct funding to the community with an $80 million total community benefit impact annually in the five-county Central Texas area. The Foundation is anticipating growth of up to $100 million over the next few years.

Through a unique partnership with St. David’s Healthcare, the Foundation reinvests proceeds from the hospital back into the community, with the goal of advancing health equity and improving the health and well-being of the most underserved populations in Central Texas. St. David’s Healthcare itself is a partnership between the hospital management company HCA, St. David’s Foundation, and Georgetown Health Foundation. Since the inception of this visionary partnership in 1996, more than $400 million have been given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of people in Central Texas. The Foundation invests to solve the most pressing health challenges across its community, especially for those traditionally left out–the underserved and uninsured.

The Foundation believes that all Central Texans should have the opportunity to achieve optimal health. Health equity is achieved when it can no longer be predicted how healthy a person is–or will be–by their race, ethnicity, gender or zip code. All of the Foundation’s goals and principles are guided by a commitment to achieving health equity.

Access to high-quality medical care is essential to overall health. While some aspects of a person’s health depend on individual behavior and choice, approximately 80% of health is shaped by community-wide factors. Problems such as poverty, unemployment, inadequate housing, lack of public transportation, low educational attainment and neighborhood deterioration shape a person’s health. Many of these factors–economic, environmental, educational and behavioral–exist outside of the healthcare system and are the most influential drivers of health.

The Foundation is committed to taking a strengths-based approach to social services in which it listens to and trusts the communities it serves, and where it can work alongside grantees and partners to strengthen institutions that support health, such as strong safety net and specialty care clinics, while also prioritizing the other factors that contribute to health and well-being.

St. David’s Foundation grantmaking is currently focused on the strategic goals of resilient children, healthy women and girls, older adults aging in place, thriving rural communities, and clinics as community hubs for health.

Along with grantmaking, St. David’s Foundation focuses on learning and evaluation, and community engagement strategies that include a number of renowned programs such as mobile dental services, healthcare scholarships, and AgingWell, a program for aging adults and their caretakers.

The St. David’s Foundation Dental Program operates the largest mobile dental program providing charity care in the country. This includes a fleet of nine mobile dental clinics operated in collaboration with local schools and community-based agencies to deliver free dental care to underserved children. In particular, this program offers free dental screenings, sealants and acute care to students at high-needs elementary schools within six Central Texas school districts. During the summer, the dental program visits safety net clinics to serve adults and families.

Each of these dental vans is equipped with two dental exam rooms, digital x-rays, and computer workstations. A team of dedicated dentists, hygienists and dental assistants not only address immediate needs, but also educate students and encourage dental hygiene habits to last a lifetime.

The St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship provides financial support for area students pursuing healthcare careers. As the largest healthcare scholarship program in Texas, it has empowered hundreds of graduates from Central Texas high schools to take the next steps toward their desired professions and ensure the future of good health in underserved communities. St. David’s Foundation understands that its mission relies heavily on the tireless work of talented, dedicated healthcare professionals, and counts on the next generation of physicians, nurses, dentists and lab technicians to carry the torch.

For nearly forty years, the Foundation has organized and led the annual series of spring Toast of the Town fundraiser events—one of the most popular series of philanthropic events in Austin—to help support the Neal Kocurek Scholarship program.

As Central Texas has one of the fastest-growing aging populations in the country, St. David’s Foundation created AgingWell to address this population’s growing needs. The mission is to bring together individuals and community partners to improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers.

For more information on St. David’s Foundation, please visit: https://stdavidsfoundation.org/

Position Overview

The Vice President of Community Programs (VPCP) oversees the direct service portfolio of the Foundation, including the Mobile Dental Program and Scholarship Program—two of the largest and most successful examples of such programs in the country. The VPCP will also lead efforts to engage with external constituencies to help grow and support a philanthropic culture in Austin and throughout Central Texas. The VPCP will develop, implement and support the Foundation’s direct program agenda in alignment with the Foundation’s strategic vision and direction. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the VPCP will serve as a strategist, advisor and project manager to the President and CEO.

The VPCP, along with other Foundation leaders, shares the responsibility of being a “face of the Foundation” in the community with the President and CEO and may be asked to speak on behalf of the Foundation both locally and nationally. This position requires proven strategic and change management leadership, business acumen, strong public speaking skills, political savvy, diplomacy and attention to detail, combined with a demeanor and actions that align with the Foundation’s culture and core values of Collaboration, Community, Compassion, Innovation, and Stewardship.

This is a newly-created position that has emerged out of a strategic reorganization of the Foundation. The VPCP will report to the President and CEO, Dr. Edward B. Burger, who joined the Foundation in 2020.


Direct Community Programs (80%)

1.     Strategic oversight of the Foundation’s direct service programs, including the Dental and Scholarship Programs.

2.     In the short- and intermediate-term, working closely with the Dental leadership team to provide direction and support in implementing selected recommendations from a soon-to-be-completed external review to further enhance the Dental Program and its strong culture.

3.     Effectively facilitate collaboration between the Community Affairs (Neal Kocurek Scholarship program, Toast of the Town, AgingWell), Dental, and other Foundation teams.

4.     Amplify the Foundation’s direct service programs to make that work flourish as a cohesive centerpiece of the Foundation’s strategic goals.

5.     Assess and evaluate the capacity to effectively raise additional funds for sponsorships and the Dental Program, as well as partner with the Foundation’s capacity-building efforts to help build financial infrastructure for grantees who seek to enhance their development efforts.

6.     Work with Foundation leadership to develop and implement the Foundation’s overall community programs strategy for delivering on the vision, consistent with the direction set by the Foundation’s board.

7.     Establish relationships and work with peer Foundation teams to support the integration of the Foundation’s engagement capacity across the organization and look for opportunities for cross-collaboration.

8.     Manage relationships with consultants and partner organizations for community program work, as appropriate.

9.     Work with team members to develop, plan, coordinate and implement community coalition-building and engagement activities.

10.  Oversee the delivery of direct services to ensure they follow best practices standards, as well as strengthen community collaborative efforts to advance health equity.

11.  In partnership and collaboration with the Community Investments’ team, intentionally plan for increases in philanthropic giving in priority areas over time.

12.  Develop and lead community philanthropy roundtables.

13.  Engage with the Central Texas community on emergent issues of importance connected with community programs that relate to the Foundation’s mission, strategic vision and direction.

14.  Develop and manage the Community Programs budget, ensuring fiscal stewardship and budgetary compliance.

Along with other members of the Executive Leadership Team, Support and Advise the Foundation President & CEO (10%)

1.     Coordinate and integrate staff efforts to reduce duplication and uncover synergies and opportunities.

2.     Direct strategic planning and implementation, as necessary.

3.     Protect strategic priorities against dilution and mission creep.

4.     Facilitate successful outcomes of challenges and concerns with appropriate points of contact.

5.     Focus on organizational goals and oversee special projects and emergent work.

6.     Anticipate risks and needs to achieve optimal outcomes and prevent undesirable ones.

7.     Support operational and strategic budget management.

8.     Build trust among leadership and Foundation staff.

Leadership (5%)

1.     Work closely with Foundation leadership to ensure a cohesive and intentional mission throughout the organization that supports and enhances a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion.

2.     Serve as a trusted advisor and resource to support collaboration, positive culture, team building, management, communication and cohesiveness.

3.     Perform other duties as assigned by the President & CEO.

Special Projects (5%)

1.     Lead and manage a portfolio of special projects and initiatives of importance to the Foundation as directed by the President & CEO.

How To Apply

Candidates must apply through the St. David’s Foundation jobs portal:


Washington, DC

Development Department - Multiple Positions, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Organization

About The Kennedy Center

“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” – President John F. Kennedy

The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents performances across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra.

Mission Statement: As the nation’s performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Kennedy Center is a welcoming and inclusive culture where everyone benefits – we do it in a way that honors everyone’s humanity. We are able to advance our mission because of committed and passionate employees. We are fortunate to be able to leverage their diverse perspectives, life experiences and skills to inform how our workplace can be a safe, transparent, and replenishing community. Through honest discussion, our focus on DEI, and the creation of a D&I council, we are committed to always being the best versions of ourselves.

Position Overview

The Department of Development is responsible for the planning and execution of fundraising activity for the Kennedy Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera. This includes identifying, cultivating, soliciting, entertaining and stewarding donors and prospects. The department manages the function of and cultivates nine constituent groups including the NSO Board, the WNO Board, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts (PACA), the National Committee for the Performing Arts (NCPA), the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts (KCICA), the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, the Kennedy Center Circles Board, the WNO Council, and the National Trustees of the NSO (NSONT). The department additionally manages the Roger L. Stevens Society, the Washington National Opera Legacy Society, the Rostropovich Legacy Guild and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet Board, while overseeing the development stewardship of the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees.

The Development Department is growing! Open positions are listed below. Full job descriptions and job requirements for each role are available on our website at www.kennedy-center.org/careers

Chief Development Officer, WNO

Manager, Major Gifts

Manager, Pipeline & Moves Management

Manager, Foundation & Government Giving

Assistant Manager, Planned Giving

Assistant Manager, Endowment Giving

Assistant, Individual Campaigns

How To Apply

Please submit your application at www.kennedy-center.org/careers

Everett, WA

Chief Philanthropy Officer, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Colby Campus

The Organization

Position Overview

Providence General Foundation, located in Everett, Washington, seeks an experienced, collaborative, and innovative leader as the next Chief Philanthropy Officer. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to lead and coordinate all philanthropic fundraising activities for Providence Northwest Washington including Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and Providence Medical Group-Northwest that are part of Providence – one of the most progressive health systems in the country.

Providence General Foundation is one of 38 local foundations across the Providence health system but one of only two non-consolidated foundations operating as a fully separate non-profit organization. Most of the Providence foundations are departments of the hospitals they serve, with financial statements consolidated with the hospital. Providence General Foundation has been ranked as one of the top producing and most cost effective foundations within the Providence system.

The Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) will provide leadership for all philanthropic programs conducted by the Providence General Foundation in support of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, including mentoring and leading the Foundation staff and providing guidance on the selection and development of Foundation Board Members as needed. The CPO will coordinate fundraising activities of the Foundation, enhancing collaboration, maximizing performance and ensuring achievement of regional goals. These efforts include identifying prospects, leading all aspects of development including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, online giving, planned giving and events. The CPO will implement best practice fundraising systems. A successful capital campaign will culminate at the end of 2021 providing opportunity for continued momentum, growth and donor cultivation.

In this role, the CPO serves as an integral member of the medical center’s leadership team, working closely and collaboratively with the Chief Executive of Providence Northwest Washington, the Foundation Board, staff, and patients to ensure the fundraising strategy is aligned with the organization’s mission, goals and priorities. Providence General Foundation is seeking a candidate that has a track record of accomplishments in creating an organizational culture of philanthropy, aligning philanthropy with organizational strategy, and donor base growth. Additional information, including a leadership profile can be found at www.wittkieffer.com.

Applications, inquires, and nominations are welcome. You may perform any of these activities by contacting Mark Andrew, Mercedes Chacón Vance, and Jessica Herrington using WittKieffer’s candidate portal or through the office of Jessica Herrington at jherrington@wittkieffer.com. WittKieffer is assisting in this search, which will remain open until an appointment is made.

The Providence General Foundation values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

How To Apply

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Washington, DC

Associate, External Affairs, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

The Organization

Founded in 1992, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers is a nonprofit membership association comprised of over 100 of the most well-respected foundations and corporate giving programs in the Greater Washington, D.C. region. Dedicated to improving the health and vitality of the region and all who live here, the WRAG network provides a robust arena for grantmakers to network, learn, problem-solve, and develop collaborative solutions to achieve greater impact with limited philanthropic dollars.

Founded in 1992, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers is a nonprofit membership association comprised of over 100 of the most well-respected foundations and corporate giving programs in the Greater Washington, D.C. region. Dedicated to improving the health and vitality of the region and all who live here, the WRAG network provides a robust arena for grantmakers to network, learn, problem-solve, and develop collaborative solutions to achieve greater impact with limited philanthropic dollars.

Position Overview

WRAG is seeking a modern and influential communicator who enjoys developing social media strategies and graphic design. The ideal candidate takes pride in leveraging technological bravery, social justice best practices, and an enduring commitment to racial equity to develop WRAG’s new communications strategy. The Associate, External Affairs will report to the Director, Member Experience.

The Associate also partners with the Director across WRAG business units to ensure that WRAG programs, communications, and services provide an exceptional member experience.


Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

Lead WRAG communications and marketing efforts (65%)

  • Develop and implement strategic plan across all WRAG’s communications strategies
  • Serve as webmaster for www.washingtongrantmakers.org and other organizational websites as assigned.
  • Co-lead a collaborative rebrand process that supports the new strategic plan and WRAG’s 30th anniversary
  • Deliver social media campaigns that align with larger organizational goals to drive brand awareness, membership generation, and thought leadership specifically regarding racial equity using LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Work across WRAG business units to elevate the WRAG brand and to ensure social media campaigns and events add value for WRAG members and the National Capital Region philanthropic community.
  • Respond to comments and requests from followers on social media, WRAG members, and WRAG constituents and provide proactive customer service as needed.
  • Analyze social media and website data and provide reports/findings on performance across social media channels and opportunities to improve campaigns and increase audience reach.
  • Create social media graphics and endure all social content meets WRAG brand standards and guidelines, understanding that each platform has a unique purpose and tone
  • Work with WRAG business units on content marketing materials on WRAG’s websites, infographics, and social media posts.
  • Participate in the United Philanthropy Forum’s KM Collaborative.
  • Manage WRAG’s Listservs and Mailchimp electronic mail list software applications.
  • Create content and distribute WRAG’s weekly newsletter, The Weekly WRAG.
  • Support brand communications as needed which may include copywriting, video script development, talking points, and other projects as assigned.

Coordinate and support the member experience program at WRAG (35%)

  • Provide Salesforce support through gift input and acknowledgments.
  • Prepare new member packets and coordinate new member orientations.
  • Staffs the Resource Development committee of the board, with support from the Director, Member Experience, and prepares prospect snapshot before resource development engagements
  • Coordinate marketing, ongoing communication, and meeting logistics for WRAG’s working and affinity groups and other meetings as necessary.
  • Develop appealing and effective membership collateral that promotes WRAG’s identity and mission, including WRAG’s commitment to racial equity.


  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission and work of WRAG, especially the pursuit of racial equity.
  • Technological bravery and competence. Someone who will explore technology to determine the best organizational use.
  • Previous experience in marketing/communications, including internships.
  • Proficient in social media and content marketing, with a willingness to learn new applications.
  • Highly skilled with at least one graphic design platforms (i.e., Canva, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, CorelDraw, etc.).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication. Copy editing a plus!
  • Self-motivation and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines in a predominantly remote work environment.
  • Experience with website management is a plus but not required.

How To Apply

Apply on Idealist.org

Ithaca, NY

Senior Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell University

The Organization

A leading, privately endowed research university and the federal land-grant institution of New York State, Cornell University strives to be a model university for the interweaving of liberal education and fundamental knowledge with practical education and impact on societal and world problems. While offering the highest level of education possible, Cornell has earned a reputation as one of the top ten research institutions in the world.

Position Overview

Senior Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Cornell Alumni Affairs and Development (AAD), led by Fred Van Sickle, operates with a team of approximately 400 and a budget of $63 million. The University will publicly announce a university-wide $5B campaign in October 2021 to achieve further success in service to society. As of July 5, 2021, $2.5B has been raised toward this effort which will end in 2026. Fiscal year 2021 was Cornell’s best fundraising year to date, nearly exceeding $800M for the first time; the Annual Fund exceeded $50M, also a historic high for the institution; and 130K of the 200K undergraduate alumni have been engaged, achieving another set target last year.

Cornell University is seeking its next Senior Associate Vice President for Alumni and Development Affairs (SAVP) to manage the day-to-day activities of a team of 200+ responsible for leadership and major gifts fundraising programs, campaign planning, and prospect research. Providing executive leadership and strategic direction to fundraising programs across the division, including Major Gifts, College and Unit fundraising, Foundation Relations, and Annual Giving fundraising programs, the SAVP will also collaborate and lead office-wide goal setting, organizational assessment, and continuous improvement processes within an operation that supports group achievement and individual development; ensuring that the management team is effectively maximizing resources to mobilize a talented staff in engaging an extraordinarily loyal and diverse group of alumni, parents, and friends. A key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the SAVP will serve as a critical thought partner to the VP for Alumni Affairs and Development in implementing the annual organizational and longer-term fundraising growth strategies creating a sustainable model for Cornell’s next campaign.

How To Apply

To learn more and apply, contact Lindauer Senior Executive Vice President Jill Lasman or Senior Consultant Donna Russell at https://apptrkr.com/2393517.

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