D.C., Georgia, North Carolina

Southeast Director of Philanthropy, FoodCorps
The Organization

Who We Are:

FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child – regardless of race, place or class – deserves to be well nourished and ready to learn.  In under-served communities across the country, our AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to insure a long-term culture of health.  Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools.

Position Overview

What We’re Looking For:

FoodCorps seeks an exceptionally motivated and experienced major gifts development professional to lead, strategically guide and build our fundraising program across D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia. Reporting to our National Senior Director of Development, the Southeast Director of Philanthropy will lead, develop and implement fundraising strategies to grow FoodCorps’ base of donors with a primary focus on raising funds from high net worth individuals and foundations, with lesser emphasis on corporations that have a local or regional approach to their philanthropy. This is a unique opportunity to work within a national fundraising team while serving as senior fundraising lead in the Southeast region to build a high-caliber, comprehensive fundraising program.

This is a full-time position with the ability to be based in North Carolina, Georgia, or D.C. and requires occasional out of state travel.

Who We Are:

FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child – regardless of race, place or class – deserves to be well nourished and ready to learn.  In under-served communities across the country, our AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to insure a long-term culture of health.  Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools.

Who You Are:

You are passionate about racial and social justice and are eager to convince both stakeholders and prospective supporters of the urgency and impact of our work. You are an established front-line major gifts fundraiser and portfolio manager. You are a proven leader with a vision for building out and executing FoodCorps’s regional fundraising strategy and presence. You are an outstanding and adaptive communicator on all fronts. You are skilled at researching and identifying funder priorities and reflecting those interests in your conversations with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. You excel in development strategies and techniques, including cold prospecting, cultivation, closing gifts, and delivering exceptional stewardship. You have experience closing five and six-figure gifts from high-net-worth individuals and institutions. You possess strong organizational skills, an exceptional attention to detail, and are comfortable juggling multiple projects, tight deadlines and a rapid pace of work in a national organization. You bring a customer service orientation to funders, anticipating and responding promptly to their requests and needs. You are highly independent and can work across geographies. You are motivated by the idea of helping people invest in our nation’s children, and leveraging FoodCorps as their investment vehicle. You preferably have experience connecting philanthropists to under-served communities, and bring a significant level of maturity and sensitivity to discussing the needs of under-served communities with funders.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia development plan to support FoodCorps programming on the state and national levels, including the capital campaign
  • Achieve ambitious fundraising goals by actively managing and growing a portfolio of D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia donors using a moves management approach
  • Partner closely with our Senior Director of Development, current D.C., North Carolina and Georgia area funders and local partners to build a diverse pipeline of donors consisting of individuals and institutions, concentrating on prospects capable of giving $10,000 – $1,000,000+
  • Solicit and close five, six and seven-figure gifts from major donors, foundations and corporations
  • Create and lead  site visits, cultivation events, and donor engagement opportunities that foster not just philanthropic investment, but programmatic partnership with donors
  • Collaborate with members of the national Growth and Development team to meet and exceed state and national fundraising goals
  • Participate in team strategy meetings, and follow organization-wide practices for tracking relationships, measuring performance and stewarding donors in Salesforce or comparable database
  • In partnership with Program Directors, develop and implement donor strategies that offer philanthropic partnership opportunities to donors and prospects across all constituent categories
  • Develop and sustain professional relationships with key stakeholders and partners across D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia including major donors, locally focused foundations and corporations, and programmatic partners
  • In support of national programmatic and fundraising goals, develop a localized case for support for D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia state programs

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:

  • At least five years professional experience in establishing partnerships with diverse funders and generating new funding streams.
  • Proven record of soliciting and closing five and six figure gifts from major donors, foundations or corporations required.
  • Experience with capital campaign fundraising preferred.
  • Experience in or knowledge of creating portfolios and building pipelines from scratch
  • Sensitivity and diplomacy in working with and fundraising alongside local nonprofit partners
  • Thorough understanding of development philosophies, concepts and techniques, including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, negotiation and closing gifts
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion with a desire to work toward health equity and social and racial justice
  • Knowledge of or interest in food systems, national service, education and related issues
  • Ability to articulate a stellar case for support for both state and national program priorities
  • Strength in multi-tasking, goal-setting, prioritization and project management
  • Clear communication skills to enable collaboration with local and remote staff
  • High degree of comfort in a remote and computer-based environment
  • Ability to work independently, setting your own schedule
  • Must excel in a deadline-driven, high-accountability role and be self-motivated to succeed
  • Familiar with a current CRM software e.g. Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge
  • College degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia philanthropic communities highly preferred

How To Apply

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. To be considered, submit your résumé, cover letter and salary requirements through our career site at https://foodcorps.hiringthing.com/job/112401/southeast-director-of-philanthropy

FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location, and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) match, professional development funds and a sabbatical policy. This position is a Director level role with salary dependent upon experience. Candidates invited to interview for the position should expect to complete sample projects.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.

Mountain View, CA

Vice President, Human Resources, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Organization

For the past 11 years, the mission of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has been to advance innovative solutions to challenging problems. Under CEO Nicole Taylor’s new leadership, the organization returns to its community foundation roots – focusing its resources on communicating and collaborating with local leaders and helping philanthropists who work with the foundation to be their most effective at accomplishing their charitable giving and community investment goals. SVCF works to improve people’s lives in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, and partners with donors, companies and other foundations to address regional concerns that affect local communities.

Position Overview

SVCF seeks a new Vice President, Human Resources to contribute creative, dynamic, and forward-thinking leadership, promoting the fulfillment of SVCF’s vision and mission by focusing on the highest functioning of the organization and its people. This role will lead, develop, and execute all employment-related services and functions of the organization.

How To Apply

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

Dallas, TX

Managing Director, Development, Teaching Trust
The Organization

Teaching Trust is a nonprofit organization grounded in the conviction that school leadership is the single largest lever to improve public education. We develop strategic, visionary leaders at multiple levels within schools and school systems to engage and lead accountable, collaborative teams. These teams in turn ensure schools have high quality teaching and learning and aspirational cultures, which are necessary to provide an education that eliminates the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color.

We work in the following ways to provide education opportunities that eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities and give our students choice for their life path:

• We train, develop, and support school teams to grow leadership capacity
• We collaborate with partners to transform principal preparation programs
• We build a community of educators through our work
• We influence the practices of the school systems with which we partner

Position Overview

Teaching Trust seeks a full-time Managing Director of Development to lead all fundraising initiatives for the organization. This position reports to the Chief External Officer and is available immediately.

What You’ll Take On

The Managing Director of Development will partner with the Chief External Officer to establish the vision, goals, priorities, and plans that will form Teaching Trust’s multi-year revenue generation strategy, fueling our growth and expansion across the state of Texas. In this role, you will lead, manage, and grow your development team to deliver on these ambitious development goals that ensure the long-term financial health of our organization.
The Managing Director of Development will provide strategic direction and support for all fund development efforts including (but not limited to):
• Co-lead development of pricing strategy to support 100% renewal of district partners and multi-year agreements that grow impact horizon and revenue from public entities
• Manage relationships with a growing network of institutional investors and develop a systematic grant-writing and reporting process
• Build and manage productive relationships with prospects and donors through visits, correspondence, and regular communication
• Establish cooperative working relationships with other frontline fundraisers within the region and across the country, sharing best practices Partner with key internal stakeholders
• Craft strategies to engage a more racially and ethnically diverse individual donor base that better reflects the rich diversity of our school communities
• Ensure team keeps accurate and up-to-date records of regional activity in Salesforce
• Regularly participate in the creation of necessary materials to inform the Board of Directors of ongoing regional development activity, successes, and needed resources
• Work with Director of Development to formulate strategy to strengthen relationships with local and statewide business community and grow organizational revenues

Additionally, in FY19 (ending June 30, 2019) you will:

• Co-lead execution of gap closure strategy to secure a total of $3MM in FY19 private revenue.
• Draft a FY20 plan to generate $5MM in private revenue, placing special emphasis on the development of a corporate engagement strategy and diversification of individual donor base to deepen our existing  and new supporters’ connection to and investment in our work in North Texas.
• Establish strong rapport with development team and learn their strengths and areas of development to create trusting manager-direct report relationships and formulate development plans that effectively leverage your team’s skill sets.

What You’ll Bring

We are looking for someone who is excited to use their development expertise to help organizations amplify their impact to achieve educational equity.
• You motivate and influence others: Your keen understanding of the motivations and barriers of various leaders has enabled you to inspire others to make asks on your behalf and become powerful advocates for your cause.
• You lead with stewardship. You understand, embrace and act in a collaborative and donor centric matter. You manage experiences that lead donors to want to know more about the organization.
• You love to develop people and teams to get the best results. You are focused on being a great manager and creating a great environment for the Development team to grow, learn, and thrive.
• You have a proven track record of results leading a strong development function. You lead your teams to ambitious outcomes, time and time again. You have built, tested, and refined a toolkit of messages, data, and strategies you can leverage to reach your ambitious fundraising goals.
• You are strategic.  You balance meeting short-term needs with our long-term vision for achieving impact. You prioritize so that “what matters most right now”  happens and doesn’t get crowded by the “urgent but not important” work.

Ideal candidates will have:
• 5-7 years of experience professional fundraising and development with demonstrated experience expanding and cultivating an existing donor base over time.
• Experience leading a team of direct reports toward achievement of ambitious development goals.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, demonstrating resilience and a growth mindset
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills with ability to influence, collaborate, and build trusting relationships to drive results
• High level of comfort taking and implementing frequent feedback to improve the work
• Ability to work well with people with a very wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics; must be capable of achieving results while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style
• Passion to work at an organization focused on ameliorating educational inequity
• Strong desire and ability to innovate and adopt new approaches to achieve results
• Exceptionally strong project management and time management skills
• Authorization to work in the United States required

Additionally, alignment with our core values is essential for the success of any candidate:

Educational Equity: We prioritize work based on its impact in eliminating the achievement gap.
Disciplined Behavior: We are unapologetically results and competencies driven.
Courage and Resilience: We take risks, rebound and persevere.
Entrepreneurial Mindset: We own our outcomes and act with urgency.
Reflection and Growth: We seek feedback and modify behavior to achieve results.

What We Offer
Teaching Trust offer a salary of $105,000 annually for this role. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and ensuring compensation equity for our staff, the salary for this role is aligned based on level and tenure with the organization. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options, a generous vacation and holiday schedule, and a Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching. Teaching Trust also offers a one-time moving stipend to new hires who are relocating for the role.

Teaching Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Teaching Trust evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria and does not discriminate any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Teaching Trust positions are contingent on securing relevant contracts.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit your application, resume, and cover letter here.

Minneapolis, MN

Investment Analyst, ESG & Impact Specialist, McKnight Foundation
The Organization

The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, education equity, youth engagement, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience research, international crop research, and rural livelihoods. Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Foundation has assets of approximately $2.2 billion and grants about $90 million a year.

Designated a Great Place to Work® for its high-trust, high-performance workplace culture, McKnight notes that 100% of its employees said they were proud to work here. Employees love our mission and the chance to take on meaningful, creative work alongside caring, talented colleagues in a beautiful location with great benefits. In addition, McKnight has been recognized as one of the nation’s best workplaces for women and best small workplaces.

Position Overview

Position Purpose

The Investment Analyst (IA) reports directly to the Director of Investments (DI) and is part of a four-person team that leverages consultant, board committee, and staff resources to build a resilient endowment with a truly long-term horizon. McKnight is committed to using its investor influence to promote its mission and build better, more effective markets.

The IA is passionate about investing and excited to work across all asset classes with both strategic and day-to-day administrative responsibilities in the endowment. This position provides additional expertise and focus for mission-aligned investing: helping to integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) into the endowment, monitoring the maturing impact investing portfolio, and identifying new investments. Impact investments provide three types of returns to the Foundation: financial, social and environmental impacts, and learning returns to grantmakers. In addition, McKnight is committed to sharing its experiences and learning with the endowment and foundation community. The position provides backup to the Investment Associate and Investment Officer (IO).

As of year-end 2018, the Foundation has $190 million in impact investments. An additional $709 million of the main endowment is aligned with McKnight’s mission. One out of three investment dollars is aligned with mission. www.mcknight.org/impact-investing

Key Areas of Responsibility

Public and Private Market Investments

  • Help oversee existing portfolio of impact investments. This may include debt or equity raising by investee companies, corporate governance issues, managing public risks, changes in key personnel, or serving as a board observer. Meet with company leadership and fund managers as appropriate. Attend funds’ annual meetings periodically.
  • Contribute to ongoing oversight and diligence of existing endowment investments across asset classes. Conduct diligence or risk assessment on fund managers or direct investments—both market-rate and concessionary.
  • Help achieve ambitious deployment targets for private equity, venture, private debt, and real assets—both impact and non-impact dollars. Work with investment consultants, grantmaking staff, and community partners to source and develop deal flow. Build networks with other foundations and impact investors to enhance opportunities.
  • Seek opportunities to drive ESG integration throughout endowment and help implement strategies in specific asset classes or with a particular manager. Partner with DI and IO to achieve the Foundation’s impact and integration goals.
  • Shepherd investment recommendations through the Investment and Mission Investing committees’ gating process. Prepare materials, summaries, and information to facilitate committee decision making.
  • Oversee all fund paperwork for private investments across the endowment, working in cooperation with IO.
  • Track existing concessionary program-related investments (PRIs). Meet annually with organizations in the portfolio, creating and/or modifying agreements. Work closely with program staff and grantees that help generate PRI ideas.

Portfolio Oversight

  • Create opportunities and partner with grantmaking staff on market-based strategies in areas of mission alignment. These may include market scans, shareholder strategies, thought partnership, or endowment level projects (e.g., evaluate methods for assessing climate risk across the endowment).
  • Maintain quarterly dashboards and other in-house reporting as needed
  • Oversee annual impact reporting with consultant.
  • Monitor proxy voting across public equity funds. Review fund managers’ annual voting records on pooled accounts.
  • Oversee biennial assessment of fund managers’ ESG capabilities. Collaborate with consultant on new methods and tools for assessment. Find efficient ways to communicate our assessment to fund managers to encourage alignment and action.
  • Contribute to understanding in fund management industry of the imperative for greater diversity. Work with team to enhance McKnight’s information on whether fund managers are building effective, diverse teams.

Learning and Communication

  • Bring investment thinking to solve social and environmental challenges in partnership with other investors, nonprofit advocates, or stakeholders.
  • Maintain content of increasingly complex impact investing website with market-leading transparency featuring separate profiles and disclosure for each investment.
  • Conduct analysis and create reports to illustrate investment activities, concepts, and recommendations to stakeholders. Seek opportunities for data visualization. Match communication style to recipient needs.
  • Complete surveys about endowment.
  • Share useful information from fund managers with priority grantmaking programs to enhance cross-programmatic information exchange on capital markets.
  • Collaborate with Director of Learning to enhance systems to capture learnings from investing with grantmaking programs.
  • Serve as resource to grantmakers and McKnight grantees on feasibility of financing strategies and in providing information on field of impact investing.

Shareholder and Market Engagement

  • Stay abreast of developments in the impact investing and socially responsible investing fields.
  •  Develop and execute efficient strategy for leveraging McKnight’s position as a shareholder and a market participant with the goal of building more transparent and effective markets.
  •  Build relationships with key organizations. Track and participate in collaborative efforts including CERES, Mission Investors Exchange, and others.
  • Evaluate joint campaigns and initiatives to forward McKnight’s program priorities. Participate in Climate Action 100+ shareholder engagement group. Monitor key regulatory bodies to support shareholder rights and encourage regulations that fully value the costs of social and environmental impacts.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  •  Experience with diversified long-term investment portfolios—both theory and practice.
  • Skill in financial analysis, underwriting risk, due diligence on investments, and/or dealmaking—either market rate or concessionary.
  • Eagerness to bring investment thinking to solving social and environmental problems in partnership with other investors, nonprofit advocates, or stakeholders.
  • Experience with or knowledge of ESG and impact investing. Desire to achieve financial, impact, and learning returns for the Foundation.
  • Ability to clearly communicate concepts, research findings, financial analysis, and data interpretations.
  • Ability to see relationships and patterns and express them clearly.
  • Ability to design, monitor, and report to multiple audiences on the financial, social, and learning outcomes of individual deals and the impact portfolio as a whole. Skill in communicating to fellow experts; equally important to communicate, in plain English, to nonfinancial stakeholders. Willingness to bring other stakeholders into this field with patience so as to create passionate advocates and broad-based support.
  • Knowledge of relevant program areas. McKnight impact investment priorities are community-based social and economic development, social enterprise, the low-carbon economy, and sustainable agriculture.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships and to effectively represent the McKnight Foundation and the Impact Investing program with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to form effective relationships with consultants and leverage their expertise.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to accuracy, detail, and deadlines. Ability to handle heavy workload and meet deadlines.
  • Desire to build systems and processes and to continuously improve the investment team’s efficiency.
  • Ability to handle confidential and commercially sensitive information.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Skill in Microsoft Excel including proficiency using advanced formulas, tables and formatting, advanced charting, pivot tables and pivot reporting, and VBA and macros.
  • Ability to work with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint and Dynamics GP a plus.

Required Education and Experience

Baccalaureate degree. At least three years of experience in business, investing, finance, economics, or related analytical field demonstrating a thorough understanding of financial/investment analysis and reporting. MBA, CFA, or degree in finance would be considered beneficial.


Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in an office work environment.
  • Regular operation of normal office machines (computer, copier, and fax) is required.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends are required.
  • Travel is required.

How To Apply

This position closes on March 29, 2019. Apply now:  Click Here

Salary Range: $73,000-$75,000

New York, NY

VP for Programs, New York State Health Foundation
The Organization

NYSHealth is a private, independent, statewide foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. NYSHealth began operations in 2006; today, it has approximately $285 million in assets, a $15 million annual grants and operations budget, and a staff of 24.

NYSHealth is an activist philanthropy; we aspire to make change in addition to making grants. We inform health care policy and practice; develop, test, and spread effective programs; serve as a convener of health leaders across the State; and provide technical assistance to grantees and partners. To create change, we deploy all of our capital: financial, reputational, and human. in New York State, we advance an agenda using funding, research and analysis, convening, writing, speaking, publishing, and a robust communications program, among other activities.

Position Overview

Position Overview:

The Vice President for Programs is a principal advisor to the President and CEO on all matters related to Foundation program policies and operations. The Vice President for Programs uses his/her broad experience and expertise to guide efforts throughout the Foundation. The Vice President for Programs plays a leadership role in developing and implementing the goals and strategies of the Foundation. The Vice President for Programs plays a central role in developing the Foundation’s program areas; identifying emerging opportunities and strategic leverage points; building partnerships with other foundations; ensuring quality and accountability; raising the visibility and influence of the Foundation, supervising program staff, promoting collaboration across departments, and evaluating the performance of programs and grantees. The Vice President for Programs is a member of the Foundation’s senior management team and works in a close and collaborative style with the Communications, Policy and Research, and Finance and Operations departments.


The Vice President for Programs is responsible for:

A. Program Development and Grantmaking

The Vice President for Programs provides guidance and input to all programs and plays a leadership role to promote synergy across all of the Foundation’s grantmaking. Today, the Foundation concentrates its programmatic work in two strategic priority areas: empowering health care consumers and building healthy communities. It also engages in responsive grantmaking through its special projects fund and maintains a special interest in veterans’ health.

The Vice President for Programs will guide the development of overarching strategies, tactics, and evaluation metrics across all of the Foundation’s programmatic work. S/he has lead responsibility for grantmaking and project development across the Foundation and avoiding siloed approaches while also maintaining clear lines of responsibility among the program staff. S/he has responsibility for ensuring the quality, credibility, and potential impact of grantee work products and materials produced by the Foundation.

B. Management

The Vice President for Programs supervises a program staff of nine professionals. Management responsibilities include hiring, training, motivating, and retaining staff members, evaluating their performance, and ensuring effective collaboration and appropriate opportunities for professional growth and autonomy.

C. Outreach, Public Engagement, and Convenings

The Vice President for Programs plays a leadership role in strengthening the Foundation’s outreach, influence, communications, and dissemination efforts. The Vice President is a spokesperson for the Foundation and is expected to represent the Foundation externally. The Vice President for Programs assists the President and CEO in dealings with a range of external audiences, including the Executive Chamber, the State Legislature, government agencies, and leaders of health care and public health organizations. Related responsibilities include preparing reports, articles, op-eds and letters to the editor, public comments and testimony; conducting briefings for public officials; and representing the Foundation at professional meetings. The Vice President for Programs leads the development, organizing and promotion of the Foundation’s large-scale convenings and helps identify, develop, and implement the Foundation’s activist agenda.

D. Coordination and Collaboration Across Departments

The Vice President for Programs must be a natural collaborator who promotes coordination, communication, and joint efforts within the program staff and between the program staff and other functional areas of the Foundation. The Vice President and his/her staff work especially closely with the Policy and Research, Communications, and Finance and Operations departments. S/he encourages and facilitates the Program Department’s collaboration on preparing analytic reports developed internally by Foundation staff and externally by grantees, engaging in media and outreach efforts, and ensuring adherence to grants management protocols.

Required Experience and Qualifications:

The Vice President for Programs must be a person with broad experience working in the health policy, health care delivery, and/or public health arenas; an individual whose reputation, experience, and connections can personally make a difference in advancing the Foundation’s work; a leader with a proven track record of success; a person with foundation/grantmaking experience and knowledge of the philanthropic community; and a person with awareness and appreciation for the diversity of New York State. The person should be creative, mission-driven, and capable of working collaboratively with other health leaders in the State. The Vice President for Programs must be a strategic, energetic, and forward-thinking leader with a proven record of impact and influence. The person should have proven management experience and a collegial and inclusive style.

Additional qualifications include:

• Advanced degree in a relevant field, preferably at the doctoral level;

• At least 15 years of experience in a leadership position, preferably in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector;

• Superior ability to manage a talented and motivated program staff;

• Natural collaborative instincts;

• Excellent interpersonal skills;

• Superior communication abilities;

• Demonstrated ability to implement and manage multiple priorities effectively; and

• Personally motivated to support the Foundation’s mission and goals.

How To Apply

Application Process:

Send résumé, statement of interest, and salary expectations to HR@nyshealth.org and include “Vice President” in the subject line. 

The New York State Health Foundation welcomes applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and values having a diverse staff. Employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Greensboro, NC

Director, Marketing and Communications, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
The Organization

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (Foundation) is a public charity dedicated to strengthening the greater community of Greensboro, North Carolina.  Under the direction of a volunteer board of community leaders, the Foundation receives charitable funds from donors, invests those funds, distributes funds to charitable causes and provides services and grants to nonprofit agencies, and the community.
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is an equal opportunity employer, and proudly embraces its guiding tenets of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Position Overview

Position Summary:

The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of strategic branding, communication, and public events/activities to promote the Foundation’s programs, services and community impact. The goal is to advance the Foundation’s reputation, as well as drive increased awareness and donor support.  The Director has direct responsibility for communications products and services, including newsletters, impact reports, web and social media channels, media and public relations, and collateral materials.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

A. Marketing and Communications:
* Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan and budget to advance the Foundation’s brand identity and community visibility
* Broaden awareness of the Foundation’s programs, services and impact by integrating key messages/foci, collaboratively developed with development and program teams
* Identify emerging issues involving the Foundation’s work and craft appropriate responses
* Identify and tell compelling donor stories, using various channels (video, social media, collateral, earned media), to propel the success of overall organizational goals.
* Establish analytics to evaluate the communication plan’s effectiveness and report results to management team
* Manage the development, distribution, maintenance, and library of all print, visual and electronic content assets
* Coordinate major events, meetings and activities to engage targeted audiences; consult and advise with other departments to ensure consistent event branding and targeted invitees

B. Provision of Leadership:
* Represent the Foundation, participate in, and make professional presentations, at various community forums, events and activities
* Develop working relationships with media outlets covering the Greensboro area, along with relevant regional and/or national outlets
* Establish and monitor staff objectives, priorities, performance, and development goals
* Serve as primary liaison to the Marketing Committee
* Maintain strong working relationships with donors, community groups, and other organizations within the field
* Serve as member of the Foundation’s Management Team and interdepartmental teams to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the Foundation

Required Capabilities

* Supports the mission, vision and strategic goals of the Foundation in order to serve both internal and external customers
* Conducts self in a professional manner and maintains appropriate professional appearance
* Follows and supports Foundation policies and procedures
* Evaluates own performance and assumes responsibility for professional development
* Maintains confidentiality
* Maintains current knowledge of all changes affecting area of work

* Participates as a team member utilizing a collaborative style to achieve mutual goals
* Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement
* Provides proactive, creative cross-functional leadership, thinking and ideas to enhance service to customers
* Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others

Communications Skills:
* Effective oral and written communications skills
* Effective presentation skills

Initiative and Ingenuity:
* Takes action without being asked or required
* Anticipates and resolves problems
* Uses creativity and imagination to develop new insights, ideas, approaches   and/or solutions

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

* Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related field
* Minimum five years’ experience in leadership role, in-house or with an agency
* Extensive writing and editing experience, externally focused and effective
* Able to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker
* Creative, good problem solver, and self reliant
* Effective interpersonal, organizational, leadership and persuasion skills
* Ability to lead cross functional teams
* Accuracy and excellent verbal and written communication skills; effective presenter to large groups
* Extensive computer, publishing software and social media skills
* An ongoing commitment to training in both areas of soft skills and technical skills to keep the Foundation’s communications fresh
* Ability to gain the confidence and respect of donors and professional advisors as well as Foundation colleagues

* Strong understanding of nonprofit operations and familiarity with community issues and volunteerism
* A broad and diverse knowledge of community issues and demographics with a strong individual network
* Working knowledge of community foundations and an understanding of charitable giving opportunities and strategies

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@cfgg.org

Boston, MA

Director of Development and Programs, Shared Value Initiative, FSG
The Organization

FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm. We are experienced advisors to corporate, foundation, and nonprofit/NGO leaders. Through our combination of customized consulting services, powerful insights, and ground-breaking initiatives, we help clients around the world create social impact.

FSG’s collaborative approach combines rigorous data analysis with facilitation and a passion for impact. We help companies design social impact strategies that strengthen their businesses, and we help funders and nonprofits develop and evaluate strategies that advance their missions. We’ve worked with clients such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, General Mills, Kaiser Permanente, and the Global Fund for Women to create social impact in health, economic development, education, and more.

Position Overview

Please join us. We’re building a global community of leaders who believe there are business opportunities in solving society’s toughest challenges – creating what we call shared value for society and business alike.

Operated by a team from FSG with support from a network of partners, the Shared Value Initiative (Initiative) shapes this emerging shared value field though peer-to-peer exchange, market intelligence, strategy & implementation support, and shared value advocacy. To learn more visit sharedvalue.org.

We are looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial development and program professional with a proven track record of developing and maintaining corporate and foundation relationships that lead to meaningful engagement and resource commitments. Reporting to the Initiative Managing Director, the Director of Development and Programs will be a critical member of a small team that works collaboratively to achieve the Initiative’s goals.


The Director of Development and Programs will spend approximately 75% of their time on resource development and managing partner relationships and agreements, and the remaining 25% of their time on overseeing programming for our partner community, elevating needs and insights of the companies and organizations supporting our work and translating these into meaningful programming that advances the practice of shared value.

The Director of Development and Programs will:

  • Build new funding relationships to grow the Initiative’s membership and partner base.  Priority new relationships to cultivate include corporations (those adopting or considering shared value strategies) and private foundations and other funding entities (those interested in working with the private sector around issues of importance to shared value)
    • Identify new partner targets, develop and deploy partner cultivation plans, and convert into new Initiative corporate members or philanthropic funders
    • Attend relevant events representing the Initiative while cultivating new relationships
    • Engage with FSG shared value consulting leaders and other FSG Initiative teams to align partner cultivation efforts and inform/co-create proposals
    • Build a nuanced understanding of shared value in order to be effective with new and existing relationships
  • Advance existing stakeholder relationships in partnership with the Managing Director and FSG senior leadership to deepen the Initiative’s learning process
    • Maintain cadence of member communications and check-ins, including responsibility for annual membership renewals, satisfaction with membership elements, and tracking partner participation and engagement
    • In collaboration with Managing Director, engage with global network of regional shared value initiatives on collaborative opportunities (e.g., global network meeting planning and execution, content creation, fee for service arrangements, business development)
  • Oversee delivery of existing and development of new, innovative programming for current Initiative partners and the broader SV field, including:
    • In partnership with the Initiative team, lead planning and execution of the annual Shared Value Leadership Summit, convening 300+ global business and civil society leaders; source and prep speakers, develop and secure sponsorships, and curate VIP experiences to generate a successful event
    • In partnership with the Initiative team, plan and execute (may include facilitation) quarterly Initiative Idea Exchanges fostering information-sharing and learning amongst a curated community of practice
    • Co-create and deliver (may include facilitation) fee-for-service workshops and convenings
    • Explore opportunities for partnership with external venues that can reach new audiences and socialize the shared value concept
    • Contribute to shared value knowledge development through various channels (e.g., internal FSG content development efforts, blog posts, etc.)
  • Contribute to Initiative team leadership and overall strategic direction
    • Lead with influence over authority, with a results orientation and a collaborative spirit
    • Help shape the overall strategic direction of the Initiative and drive the strategy for Development and Programs
    • Be available to coach and mentor members of the team to help develop their skills and leadership
    • Contribute to FSG firm-wide leadership as a member of the Leadership Group


  • 10 years of partnership development experience with a proven track record of membership sales or related resource commitments, particularly with corporations and foundations
  • Strong business development skill set and orientation, developed networks, and the ability to travel both domestically and internationally from 25-40% of the time
  • Experience developing and leading programming for stakeholders and/or donors, with demonstrated ability to co-create and deliver to create value for all; strong facilitation skills
  • Exceptional time management skills with ability to support high-paced, nimble initiative
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities and the willingness to take initiative to get the job done
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; prior publications a plus
  • Creative and resourceful problem-solving skills; considers implementation as part of the process
  • Comfortable communicating across various staff levels within Initiative partners
  • Independent worker with a strong attention to detail, follow-up skills and results orientation; able to take the lead role in all areas of the role’s responsibilities
  • Prior knowledge of shared value preferred, but not essential
  • Commitment to creating greater equity in society demonstrated through prior work experience and/or volunteer work
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint


This is a full-time position based in FSG’s Boston office. We offer a competitive and equitable compensation package for the non-profit sector with the goal of attracting and retaining exceptional people. Salary bands are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant market data is analyzed when setting bands for each role.  We also offer a generous benefits package including: health insurance with 100% of premiums covered by FSG, 4 weeks paid vacation, a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, cell phone stipend, disability and life insurance, and more.

Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for our US offices. In addition, we are unable to support the OPT Training Visa, as this visa will eventually require sponsorship.


Equal Opportunity Employer    

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to equal employment and promotion opportunity regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and your resume via our online application system. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Washington, DC

Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships, United Philanthropy Forum
The Organization

As the largest and most diverse network in American philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum holds a unique position in the social sector to help increase philanthropy’s impact in communities across the country. We are a membership organization of more than 75 philanthropy associations and networks, representing 7,000 foundations and other funders, who work to make philanthropy better. The Forum envisions a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.

Position Overview

Do you know how to create a vibrant learning culture? Do you love to play a role in catalyzing new partnerships and connections and building new relationships? Do you want to play an influential role, at the national level, in helping make philanthropy better? Then join the United Philanthropy Forum team as our Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships!

Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, the Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships plays a key leadership role to ensure that the Forum helps our members achieve their missions and goals through effective and relevant member programming, networking and partnership opportunities. The Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships helps Forum members maximize their engagement in the Forum network, in order to increase the effectiveness and impact of philanthropy across the country. In this role, the position will also support the Forum’s senior leadership in pursuing and implementing new partnerships for programming, research and other opportunities.

The Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships will contribute as an active member of cross-organization teams and work collaboratively with other staff to advance program and organizational goals, serving as a key external representative for the Forum with members and other key partners.

This is a full-time, exempt position based in the Forum’s Washington, DC office. Salary starting in the low 80s, commensurate with experience, with a competitive benefits package including health coverage and a retirement plan.

For a complete job description, please visit our website.

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to careers@unitedphilforum.org; please use the following subject line: “Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships: Last Name, First Name.” Application deadline is March 31, 2019.

The Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse team and encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

No telephone inquiries please.

Missoula, MT

Managing Director, Namchak LLC
The Organization

About Namchak

The Namchak Foundation promotes the growth, study, and practices of the Namchak lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Namchak helps people from all backgrounds increase happiness and meaning in their lives through meditation practice, community, and retreat, whether they are Buddhist or not.

Namchak LLC is a Missoula, Montana-based company supporting the activities and mission of the Foundation.

Position Overview

The Opportunity and Key Responsibilities

Namchak LLC is looking for a Managing Director to lead this multifaceted and unique endeavor that includes the creation of a web of student groups across the nation, an online supported educational program, and the construction of a retreat complex.

Reporting to a three-member Executive Committee, the Managing Director will lead the day to day operations including supervision of the staff, oversight of the Retreat Ranch build-out, and support of Education and Outreach programs. It will be the Managing Director’s responsibility to support the teams in successfully implementing the strategic plan, meeting goals on time, and within the approved budgets. Every bit as important will be working collaboratively across the organization to ensure a healthy culture and business practices that align and reflect Namchak’s mission and values.

Ideal Candidate Profile

We seek a manager with a collaborative, nurturing nature who will respect Namchak’s vision and goals, and embrace its core values of peace, respect, openness, compassion, honesty, and patience. A guide and mentor at heart, the ideal candidate is a proven people manager and community builder. Strategic and self-motivated, the ideal candidate is able to work independently as well as with the support of the executive leadership team, consultants, volunteers, and fellow staff.

With a successful track record leading operations and teams in multifaceted organizations, the ideal candidate  has strong communications skills to convey the importance of the mission and the transformative educational experience that Namchak’s courses, conversations, and connections can provide. They have the emotional intelligence to support the Executive team and staff to manifest our vision in our authentic and kind dealings with each other as human beings and to sound that same note in the world.

We work with a diverse student body and we are looking for an appreciation of people of diverse ethnicities and orientations.

A full position profile can be found here.

Qualifications Summary

•          A minimum of five years of executive level managerial experience in a dynamic, multi-faceted environment

•          Operational leadership track record, strong strategic thinking, and an ability to manage multiple priorities

•          Proven leadership that embodies respect, teamwork, and collaboration from a diverse and dedicated staff

•          Demonstrated budget development expertise and the proven ability to interpret, forecast, and manage financial statements

•          A track-record of backing decisions and assertions with evidence, facts, and data

•          An undergraduate degree is required

•          Given the nature and purpose of our organization, we are looking for someone who has a personal meditation practice, and an interest in personal growth is desired

Commensurate with experience, compensation will include an excellent benefits package and salary within the mid $100,000s range.

The Namchak LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

The search for a Managing Director for the Namchak LLC is being assisted by a team from Waldron:

Melissa Merritt
Direct: 206.792.4300

Eliza Kinrose
Engagement Manager
Direct: 415.529.2057

Joanne Machin
Senior Associate
Direct: 206.792.4219

How To Apply


Please submit your resume and cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role via Waldron’s candidate web portal.

Durham, NC

Assistant Director of Development, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
The Organization

The Center for Documentary Studies is dedicated to capturing the reality of people’s diverse experiences in our complex culture. It reflects a commitment to documenting people’s daily struggles and to using varied approaches to understand the human condition. The Center will work hard at supporting such elusive and often-touted values as scholarship, literary skill, activism, and self-reflection.
—From the Center for Documentary Studies’ first brochure

Created in 1989 through an endowment from the Lyndhurst Foundation, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University was the country’s first institution dedicated to documentary expression as a mode of inquiry and catalyst for social change. CDS is today the preeminent place to learn, make, and share documentary across all mediums—photography, film, video, writing, audio, experimental and new media—for people of all ages and backgrounds. We provide cutting-edge learning experiences; produce and support original work that connects life, learning, and art; and present work by artists who create new ways of seeing and understanding the human experience.

As a nonprofit affiliate of Duke, the Center for Documentary Studies is more than a traditional educational center. We combine the educational advantages of an internationally renowned institution with profound engagement in the wider world through the documentary arts, emphasizing the role of individual artists in contributing to society.

Position Overview

Duke University and the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) aspire to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. The CDS community is committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion to achieve and sustain excellence. CDS invites applications from a widely diverse cross-section of professionals to further enrich diversity among our staff and the study and practice of documentary and related disciplines.

Occupation Summary:

Reporting to the Development Director at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), the Assistant Director of Development will be responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive annual giving, engagement, and stewardship program.  The Assistant Director will identify, cultivate, and solicit individual prospects and leadership donors through individual outreach and coordination with CDS staff, faculty, and volunteers.  The Assistant Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of an engagement and stewardship program that will help to identify new donors or volunteers, retain supporters, cultivate increased giving, increase awareness of CDS and its programs, and provide constituents opportunities for engagement with CDS.

Work Performed:

Annual Giving

  • Oversee, coordinate, and implement annual giving programs that will increase support for CDS’s unrestricted fund and special initiatives.
  • Work closely with the Development Assistant to establish and maintain tools and/or processes that will assist in the analyses, evaluation, and reporting of annual giving programs.
  • Assist in the development of budgetary recommendations for annual giving efforts; record and accurately report on actual costs and evaluate the use of funds within assigned programs and activities.
  • Stay current on the wide variety of CDS programs and associated giving opportunities.

Prospect Management and Development

  • Develop and maintain personal relationships with CDS alumni, prospects, friends, and donors via telephone, email, online platforms, and domestic and local travel, in order to qualify interest, cultivate awareness, secure support, and provide stewardship.
  • Support overall efforts to grow and enrich CDS’s prospect pipeline.
  • Assist in the identification, cultivation, and transition of potential major gift supporters.
  • Coordinate donor strategies and efforts with the Full Frame Development Associate.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the annual CDS Development Plan.

Engagement and Stewardship

  • Lead the development, implementation, and coordination of an overall engagement program that will help to identify new supporters and volunteers, raise awareness of CDS and its programs, and bring value and benefit to CDS.
  • Assist in the development, roll-out, and communication of a new comprehensive stewardship program.
  • Assist with the development and production of materials and digital content that can be used to cultivate, solicit, and steward supporters.

Collaboration and Special Initiatives

  • Collaborate with gift officers from other Duke University schools and units on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting multi-interest prospects.
  • Act as a CDS representative on University-wide special initiatives meetings and/or groups.
  • Participate on various CDS committees and groups.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree required. Three years of experience in alumni affairs, public relations, fund raising, sales and promotions, marketing, student activities or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary to administer, coordinate and/or participate in general fund-raising activities and proposal development. Candidates should possess a demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Familiarity with and appreciation of Duke University, arts organization, or higher education fundraising preferred.

Candidates must demonstrate successful project management experience, including meeting numerous deadlines and objectives and managing multiple concurrent projects with limited resources. Excellent communication skills are required. Experience and comfort in interacting with prospects from a variety of different communities, class years, and professional backgrounds. Required technical skills include proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as a willingness and ability to master Access and SAP-based database tools.

Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and travel as needed. Creativity, adaptability, diplomatic skills, and sense of humor needed to be successful in this job.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

How To Apply

Two (2) steps are necessary. Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 1)    Send cover letter, resume, and three references to docstudies@duke.edu (with Assistant Director of Development Search in the subject line) or to the mailing address below. Your cover letter should outline how your qualifications, work history, and experience make you a good fit for this position (References will not be called without the candidate’s knowledge).

Assistant Director of Development Search

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

1317 West Pettigrew Street

Durham, NC  27705

 2)    Go to the Duke University jobs site https://hr.duke.edu/careers/apply and follow the instructions to submit an application for the following requisition number: 401562299.