Los Angeles, CA

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, The California Wellness Foundation

The Organization

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with over $900 million in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services.

The foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios that focus on equitable access to health care; safe and healthy neighborhoods; economic security; and community and organizational leadership. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolios.

Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 40 located in its Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 11-member Board located throughout the state of California. The foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment and safety.

Please visit http://www.calwellness.org for more information.

Position Overview

Job Title: Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Department: Executive 

Reports to: President and CEO

Status: Full-time Regular, Exempt

Location: Los Angeles, CA

THE OPPORTUNITY

The California Wellness Foundation is seeking a talented executive assistant to support its President and CEO, Judy Belk, as she enters her seventh year leading the foundation, one of the state’s largest philanthropic institutions focused on health, wellness and equity. The Executive Assistant serves as a key administrative partner to the CEO, managing communications and triage for a large number of external relationships with grantee partners, philanthropic leaders, government officials, and others, while independently handling a myriad of administrative and support functions. The position also provides administrative support to the Executive Management Committee (EMC) and the Board and is a member of a small, highly collaborative executive office team that includes the CEO, Board Liaison and Executive Vice President.

This is a great opportunity for an accomplished executive assistant, or a talented professional interested in working alongside and learning from a leader in the philanthropic community.  The selected candidate will be equally proficient in and enthusiastic about both the support functions of the job and the opportunity to contribute to the foundation’s social justice mission.  They must be interested in working both independently and collaboratively within the executive office team and across departments.  The position requires exceptional writing, research, interpersonal, project management, and technology skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Executive Support

  • Supports the CEO in providing an exemplary level of customer service in responding to the ongoing needs of the Board, EMC, staff and community stakeholders.
  • Represents the CEO and Cal Wellness and is often the first point of contact for those reaching out to the executive office.
  • Serves as the primary contact for the CEO in responding to and managing a myriad of external inquiries from key Foundation stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with the Public Affairs Department in vetting and managing CEO speaking requests and commitments.
  • Maintains positive relationships with grantees, staff, Board and various constituencies.
  • Manages confidential information on behalf of the CEO.
  • Assists the CEO with her discretionary grantmaking activities and supports her with activities related to external boards of which she is a member.

Board Support

  • The 13-member Board meets quarterly, typically 2-3 days at a time, in addition to regular Committee meetings.
  • Collaborates and serves as a back-up for the Board Liaison sharing information and workload including Board communications, management of the Board Book (Diligent), and maintenance of Board schedules and agendas.
  • Acts as a resource to the Board regarding upcoming meetings, schedules, agendas, board discretionary grants, expenses and other items that might be of interest to the Board.

EMC Support

  • The Executive Management Committee (EMC) includes the CEO and 5 other senior members of staff. The EMC meets weekly and oversees a variety of organization-wide initiatives.
  • Supports the EMC by developing agenda and coordinating logistic for meetings and retreats.
  • Ensures the timely preparation and distribution of materials (e.g. requests, agendas, schedules, notices).
  • Tracks ongoing EMC projects and deliverables, in collaboration with the EVP.

Administrative Support

  • Coordinates the administrative activities for the CEO, including screening incoming calls; e-mail messages, reviewing and screening incoming and outgoing correspondence.
  • Manages and coordinates complex calendar for the CEO, including triaging requests and logistics for meetings and retreats; researching background profiles; and scheduling travel, hotel, restaurant, and rental car accommodations, as directed.
  • Prepares correspondence on behalf of the CEO.  Takes notes and summarizes key points addressed at conferences, events and meetings.
  • Anticipates upcoming needs of the CEO, proactively plans for those needs and communicates with stakeholders.
  • Prepares expense reports and invoices for CEO.
  • Collaborates regularly with four other Executive Assistants at the foundation.
  • Analyzes and tracks information utilizing enterprise-wide databases and spreadsheets. Generates reports and documents as needed.
  • Maintains digital and physical, files records and publications, and ensures the physical office space is neat and organized.
  • Proactively manages the task list and assigned activities, verifying status, and providing assistance and reminders where appropriate.

Other Functions

  • Participates in professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge relevant to the role.
  • Incorporates best practices, innovation and learning into daily operations.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

SKILLS, ABILITIES AND QUALITIES: 

  • Experience supporting the needs of a high-level, fast-paced executive. Experience in an executive office or the nonprofit sector is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with effective customer service skills. High skill level in drafting and editing internal/external correspondence on behalf of the CEO.
  • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, VOIP systems, and familiarity with other cloud-based and database programs such as Salesforce, Concur, NetSuite. High level of proficiency in PowerPoint .
  • Detail-oriented, deadline-oriented, organized, and able to handle confidential information discretely.
  • Solid judgement, logic, analytical, problem solving skills. Solid planning and organizational skills with high attention to detail, accuracy, protocol and deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and highly productive with the ability to shift priorities quickly and as CEO demands require.
  • Ability to take initiative and develop solutions quickly and effectively.
  • Broad and strategic mindset, creative aptitude and effective use of independent judgment.
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow-through to effectively manage work flow and meet deadlines.
  • Travel: Periodic travel may be required in order to visit the Oakland office, attend convenings or site visits, or for other Foundation needs.  Travel is estimated at 5% or less.

CORE COMPETENCIES

The selected candidate will exemplify our core competencies:

  • Live our Core Values: Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Stewardship, Excellence, Learning, and Trust.
  • Drive Towards Innovation: Be bold. Experiment and learn from both successes and failures.
  • Make a Difference: Yes, we can. Own our responsibilities and our ability to make positive change.
  • Contribute to One Team: We’re in this together. Our success is a collective effort.
  • Show Courage: Be thoughtful but act on your convictions. Be open to feedback.

COMPENSATION

The starting salary for this position is $97,000. The full salary range for the role is $86,600 to $129,900. Highlights from our benefit package include: a variety of health plans, a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid time off, professional development and educational opportunities, matching gifts, and the opportunity to work at a mission and values driven organization.

A Note Regarding COVID-19: Cal Wellness is proceeding with hiring in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Interviews will be conducted utilizing videoconferencing. New staff will be onboarded in a virtual environment. Cal Wellness looks forward to returning to its offices in downtown Los Angeles and Oakland and being able to see everyone face-to-face, but at this point we expect to be working from home until July 6, 2021. When it is safe to return to the office, this position will be based in our Los Angeles office.

The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool.  

The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not intended to limit the scope of potential work assignments. This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job and duties may differ from those as outlined above

How To Apply

Please upload your resume and letter of interest here. Candidates selected for advancement may be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews and complete a writing assignment. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in our application process, please let us know.

Please upload your resume and letter of interest here. Candidates selected for advancement may be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews and complete a writing assignment. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in our application process, please let us know.

San Francisco

Chief Executive Officer, Rhia Ventures

The Organization

Rhia Ventures is a women-led social investment organization that seeks to create a vibrant, equitable market for women’s sexual, reproductive, and maternal health. In the US, women of color are 2-3 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women and are more likely to experience unintended pregnancy. A growing market, built for equity from the start, is needed to reduce these inequalities and achieve Rhia’s vision: equitable maternal and reproductive health outcomes for all women and youth in the US.

Rhia fosters market development through 3 complementary areas of work: direct investment via its for-profit investment fund, market-level research and technical assistance to the fund, and field-level and corporate advocacy. Rhia recognizes that its success will require participation from diverse stakeholders. As such, it is also increasing its efforts to engage new investors, reproductive and racial justice activists, and maternal and reproductive health actors—with an emphasis on people and organizations that are deeply versed in the challenges facing people of color.

Position Overview

Rhia Ventures, a 501c3 that works in close concert with its investment fund, seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead through a critical period of growth, which will include design and implementation of a refined strategy, building a team, and developing new partnerships. The CEO will join a passionate and entrepreneurial team based in the Bay Area and represent Rhia Ventures with funders and partners across the health field. The CEO will leverage the connections and expertise of an experienced board to support entrepreneurs and mobilize investments that advance maternal and reproductive health quality, access, knowledge, and tools.

The CEO will be an entrepreneurial leader in a relevant field with a passion for maternal and reproductive health equity. S/he/they should understand the role that a 501c3 can play to enhance equitable market development in the reproductive health space and mobilize corporate action to support access to quality maternal and reproductive health care. The CEO will lead with a personal commitment to the mission, bringing experience centering equity in organizational mission and strategy, exceptional listening skills, and an authentic and inspiring approach to engagement. Experience raising significant funding and bringing new champions to a mission from across diverse networks is essential.

For a full position description, please visit: https://npag.com/current-searches-all/rhia-ceo

More information about Rhia Ventures may be found at: https://rhiaventures.org/

How To Apply

This search is being conducted by Allison Kupfer Poteet, Linh Nguyen, Britni Russell-Bianchi, and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, you are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: rhia-ceo@npag.com. To expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Rhia Ventures is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected law. Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other people of color, and LGBTQ+ people
are strongly encouraged to apply.

Beaufort, SC

Program Assistant (Beaufort Office), Coastal Community Foundation of SC

The Organization

Paygrade: $38,000 – $40,000

Reports to: Southern Lowcountry Director

Status: Non-Exempt, Full-time employee

Thank you for your interest in joining the Coastal Community Foundation team. Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is an Equal Opportunity Employer with offices in North Charleston and Beaufort, as well as four affiliate foundations. We serve all nine counties on South Carolina’s coast: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry and Jasper counties.

Established in 1974, Coastal Community Foundation works to create vibrant communities by identifying the challenges facing the region and bringing together resources to address them. Coastal Community Foundation is the largest community foundation in South Carolina, managing more than 700 charitable funds established by individuals, families and organizations and awarding tens of millions of dollars in grants and scholarships each year.

Financial resources are among the many tools we employ in our purpose to create vibrant communities. Throughout our history, we have served as a community convener to bring residents and leaders together to tackle major structural challenges, such as housing shortages or inequitable school systems. We also have a long history of helping nonprofits build their capacity, and incubating grassroots causes to provide them with structural support so they grow into fully operational organizations.

Why work for us?

When you join Coastal Community Foundation, you join a dedicated staff and Board of Directors working to be the reason why education, housing and access to opportunities are more equitable; working to be the reason why donors advance positive outcomes in their communities; and working to be the reason why our region thrives, together.

This dedication from our team is one of the main reasons we’ve been successful in earning the trust of communities we serve, and ensuring we adapt to their evolving needs. That is why we are deeply committed to supporting our staff members to ensure their success at work and outside of work. We offer a competitive salary and a full benefits package, including Paid Time Off, Holidays, Insurance (health, dental, vision, life, long-term disability), 401(k), and training and development opportunities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Inclusion with equity is one of our four core values at Coastal Community Foundation, so we not only work to recruit diverse candidates, we work to ensure our team members have all the tools they need to be successful. Our purpose is most effectively fulfilled through proactively supporting the values of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Diversity may be measured by, but is not limited to, differences in age, ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, class, religion, disability, geography, and profession. We acknowledge and respect the many differences that comprise thriving communities and seek diversity in our staff to ensure that a range of perspectives, opinions and experiences are recognized and acted upon in achieving our purpose.

It is our intention to promote a fully equitable philanthropic sector that justly represents and serves all our constituencies. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from candidates of color, of LGBTQ+ identity and of other historically marginalized communities.

About this position

The Program Assistant provides primary administrative support for the Southern Lowcountry Director, and secondary support for the Vice President of Grantmaking & Community Leadership.  He/she will manage the calendar and schedule of activities, as well as, support specific grant programs, nonprofit capacity building and community activities, meetings and events.  He/she will respond to grant and program-related requests and questions from potential applicants and others, and assist in volunteer engagement.

Position Overview

Essential Functions

Administrative Duties

  1. Field inquiries (correspondence, email, phone) from nonprofit organizations and others and coordinate responses with a target of one working business day or less.
  2. Make travel and schedule arrangements for Director and Vice President.
  3. Conduct research, compile data and prepare materials for grantmaking programs, nonprofit meetings and events.
  4. Prepare reimbursement and expense reports and submit as directed.

5.              Learn and maintain fluency within grantmaking software, to assist with entry, pull reporting and search for information.

Program Duties

  1. Support and execute productive and rewarding meetings for volunteers and Staff associated with various grantmaking programs.
  2. Assist in planning and implementing departmental events, capacity building workshops, and leadership development initiatives.
  3. Support the Southern Lowcountry Director in the efficient and effective operation of the following programs:

·                                           The Beaufort Fund

·                                           Genesis Grant

·                                           First Time Grant

·                                           Catalyst RPF

·                                           Winthrop Family Fund

·                                           Rural Fellowship

·                                           Capacity Building

General Responsibilities

·         Attend meetings of Grants Committees and Advisory Boards, take minutes, prepare for distribution, and produce a draft copy at most ten days after meeting date.

·         Maintain databases of related Grants Committees, Advisory Boards, and Capacity Building participants as directed.

·         Enter and maintain organizational entries and grant requests in the database, with appropriate documentation.

·         Participate in site visits to applicants, as requested.

·         Generate and transmit correspondence to applicants (including decline, conditional and funding letters and Terms of Grant for grantees).

·         Maintain electronic files of grant programs.

·         Provide primary administrative support for the Southern Lowcountry Director, including preparing reports for CCF’s Board and other committees.

·         Research new organizations to determine their nonprofit status, mission and charitable merit.

·         Compose meeting notes of ad-hoc committees and advisory committees.

·         Provide software-generated reports and analysis of grantmaking and general charitable activity in the service area, as requested and as needed by CCF staff and by the public, to include local nonprofit organizations, national or regional foundation affiliates, auditors, governmental offices or others.

·         Generate grantmaking reports for in-house publications/presentations.

·         Assist donors, Board members, grantees, Professional Advisors, and the general public in a courteous, helpful, and respectful manner.

·         Support CCF’s practice of encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficient in calendar management.
  • Keen attention to detail and project management.
  • Excellent written and oral skills required.

Education and Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree preferred.

·                 At least two years of administrative/office experience or an Associate’s degree required.

Physical Requirements

·                 Must be able to sit and work at a computer for long periods.

·                 Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. and lift small items (less than 20 pounds).

·                 Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

·                 Frequently communicates with colleagues and the public. Must be able to exchange accurate information.

How To Apply

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and essay response to the question listed below:

·                 Why do you want to work for Coastal Community Foundation?

Please submit materials to jobs@coastalcommunityfoundation.org combined in one (1) PDF document by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020 for consideration.

Fort Collins, CO

Executive Director of Development, University Initiatives and Campaign, Colorado State University

The Organization

The Vice President for University Advancement at Colorado State University is seeking an Executive Director of Development, University Initiatives and Campaign. This position will be supporting university wide fundraising initiatives through Provost Programs and Research, as well as managing campaign strategy for the next capital campaign for CSU.

The Vice President for University Advancement at Colorado State University is seeking an Executive Director of Development, University Initiatives and Campaign. This position will be supporting university wide fundraising initiatives through Provost Programs and Research, as well as managing campaign strategy for the next capital campaign for CSU.

Who We Are

Located in the beautiful town of Fort Collins, Colorado, CSU is a premier land-grant university with world-class programs in education, outreach, and research. CSU has a student body of 34,000 students, 7,000 employees, 200,000 living alumni, and annual research expenditures exceeding $350 million. Guided by the five supporting Principles of Community: Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Social Justice, the University constantly pursues its mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service, and engagement.

Within CSU, the Division of University Advancement is integral to achieving and sustaining the University’s institutional excellence through fundraising and engagement efforts. Our purpose is to connect our alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to raise the financial support necessary to advance the University’s mission and vision. With one of the leading development teams in the country, the Division most recently reached its $1 billion campaign goal 19 months ahead of schedule.

The Office of the Provost/Executive Vice President oversees the following areas: Enrollment and Access, the Libraries, IT, as well as Student, Faculty, International, Graduate and Undergraduate Affairs including the Institute for Learning and Teaching, ROTC programs, Collaborative for Student Achievement, Curriculum, and the Honors Program. In addition, the Provost office leads the Council of Deans and Faculty Council, and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

The Office of the Vice President for Research has overall responsibility for facilitating the research enterprise on campus. The Vice President for Research Advancement unit (VPRA) fundraises for the world-class research enterprise and programs at Colorado State University.

Position Overview

The EDOD, UIC will be responsible for planning, coordinating and managing all campaign activities and creating a master campaign plan for CSU’s next comprehensive campaign. The EDOD will also have fundraising and Development leadership responsibilities for Provost programs and initiatives, as well as the Vice President for Research Office.

What You’ll Be Doing

The Executive Director of Development, University Initiatives and Campaign (EDOD, UIC) will be responsible for planning, coordinating and managing all campaign activities and creating a master campaign plan for CSU’s next comprehensive campaign. The EDOD will also have fundraising and Development leadership responsibilities for Provost programs and initiatives, as well as the Vice President for Research Office.

The EDOD, UIC will report directly to the Vice President for University Advancement and serve as a member of the VP’s Leadership Council. The EDOD will supervise the Vice President for Research Advancement Team: the Managing Director, an Associate Director, an Assistant Director, and a Development Coordinator.

The proposed annual salary range for this position is $165,000-$180,000 plus benefits. A moving allowance may be negotiated at time of hire.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by employment start date
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience as a Development Officer in a University or other complex non-profit environment
  • Three years’ experience supervising full-time professional staff and leading a team in the development and execution of complex strategic goals, initiatives, and programs
  • Experience leading campaign strategy and initiatives for multi-million or billion dollar capital campaigns
  • A track record of measurable results in the solicitation and cultivation of high net worth donors, including asking and securing gifts of $500,000 or more
  • A demonstrated ability to engage and effectively communicate with diverse audiences
  • The ability to travel locally and out of state, and work non-standard hours including evening and weekends
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to obtain a driver’s license, or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CRFE) certification and/or Master’s Degree in business, public administration, nonprofit studies, philanthropy and development or a related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience working in a CRM or other relational database such as Advance or Raiser’s Edge
  • Advanced written and verbal communication, must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated success in: personal solicitation of major and planned gifts, major gift stewardship, principal gift and prospect management, volunteer management, and event planning
  • Knowledge of higher education fundraising and contemporary issues/best practices in the field
  • Demonstrated ability to develop cross-functional partnerships, foster collaboration and gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including; College Deans, Directors of Development, faculty, active board members, high level administrators, and donors
  • Successful candidate must have the following attributes: initiative, attention to detail, timeliness, discretion, sound judgment, and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Understands and is able to articulate a commitment to the mission of the University and University Advancement
  • Exceptional organizational and management skills to articulate and realize complex goals and objectives through strategic planning
  • Previous experience managing budgets and financial processes with a strong fiscal acumen

Be a Part of Something Bigger

CSU is Fort Collins’ largest employer, and the Division of University Advancement is integral to the University’s success. Guided by our values of Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Innovation, Ram Pride and Results-Driven, we are motivated by our common purpose: transforming lives and making the world a better place.

We are looking for talented individuals to join our team, and we offer our employees a culture committed to diversity and inclusion, extensive professional development opportunities, and a competitive and flexible total rewards package. For example, full-time administrative professional employees receive nearly five weeks of paid annual leave, 15 days of paid sick leave,10 paid holidays, and a CSU contribution equal to 12% of their salary to their retirement plan each year. Other benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, disability insurance, parental leave, and discounted services at our world-renowned Veterinary Teaching Hospital Additionally, staff may enroll in up to 9 CSU credit courses every year to further their education, and University Advancement offers a flexible work arrangements program, including remote work options.

For more information about what it’s like to be a part of the UA team, visit our Careers page. For more information about the benefits offered to CSU employees, please visit our HR website.

How To Apply

For full consideration, all materials must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on November 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed within 2 weeks of the full consideration date. Following this, all applicants will be notified of their status in the search.

In order to be considered for this role, applications must be submitted electronically to: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/80659. Please note: we cannot accept applications via email.

For full consideration, all materials must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on November 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed within 2 weeks of the full consideration date. Following this, all applicants will be notified of their status in the search.

Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter that demonstrates any and all of the required and preferred qualifications that they meet 2) a resume, and 3) three professional references noting name, phone number, email address and professional relationship (one must be a current or former supervisor). References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

For tips on how to craft a successful application, please review the FAQ document on our Careers site. You can also sign up for our Careers mailing list to receive updates about future job opportunities with CSU University Advancement.

Questions regarding the position or anything else related to careers with UA may be directed to Annika Yappert, Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Specialist, at Annika.Yappert@colostate.edu.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

New York, NY

Executive Director/Co-Directors, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

The Organization

Established in 1977, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) is one of the first women’s funds in the world and the only solely dedicated to LBTQI rights globally. Their founders – a cross-class, multi-racial group of women activists – dreamed of a feminist movement that centered the leadership of lesbians and women of color. For over four decades, Astraea has uniquely supported women’s rights and LBTQI movements working at the crossroads of gender justice, racial justice, bodily autonomy, sexual rights, and self-determination.

As a LBTQI women’s fund, Astraea uniquely fuels groups at the nexus of feminist and LBTQI movements. Astraea’s reach is unparalleled: since its inception, they have granted over $40 million via nearly 5,000 grants to 1,700+ grantee partners in 100+ countries and nearly all 50 states in the United States (U.S.). Astraea shifts power and resources to LBTQI and feminist activists so that they can build strong, intersectional movements that combat violence and discrimination, counter structural economic and social inequalities and drive transformational cultural change.

Headquartered in New York City, Astraea’s mission is advanced by more than 30 staff in the U.S. and around the world. The team comes from diverse backgrounds and possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge. Tied together by a deep passion for human rights and social justice, the staff places a high value on self-awareness, commitment to racial justice, shared learning, and genuine kindness.

Over the years, Astraea has continued to honor the legacy of its founding mothers: uncompromising in a vision of rights for all, upholding values such as belief in self-determination, community empowerment, movement building, and building across issues and generations. The organization that grew from this lesbian feminist vision is a multi-gendered, multi-racial, multi-identity public foundation that last year granted over $4.2 million to 190 grantee partners in 64 countries, including the United States.

Astraea operates with a budget of $14 million and is governed by a 12-person Board of Directors. To learn more, please visit: https://www.astraeafoundation.org/

Position Overview

The Position(s) 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new Executive Director or Co-Directors will build on Astraea’s proud radical history to create a nimble, thriving, and resilient organization that effectively and efficiently shifts power to LGBTQI people. In collaboration with the board and staff, the new Executive(s) will leverage the organization’s expertise to center its activist-centered grantmaking and expand its global presence. In keeping with Astraea’s commitment to upholding feminist leadership principles and decentralizing power, the Board of Directors is open to structuring the role for an individual Executive Director or for a team of two Co-Directors. Primary responsibilities include the following:

Leadership

●       Inspire, mentor and motivate an international team of experts connected by a deep passion for human rights and social justice;

●       Model feminist leadership principles that support self-determination and advance equity and inclusion;

●       Champion a culture grounded in transparency and accountability;

●       Center healing justice practices and uphold the ongoing supportive work to nourish and strengthen staff;

●       Leverage networks to develop a global board of directors.

Strategy & Vision

●       With staff, board, grantees, advisors, and peers, develop a strategic plan that defines Astraea’s role in the global ecosystem of feminist funds and movements;

●       In collaboration with regional and feminist funds, enhance Astraea’s role in building LGBTQI movements and the philanthropic infrastructure;

●       Center participatory grantmaking that shifts power to activists and refine funding models to be even more nimble, responsive, and flexible.

Fundraising and Fiscal Stewardship

●       Enthusiastically lead and actively engage in Astraea’s diverse fundraising efforts;

●       In partnership with board and staff, develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including individuals and institutions to expand Astraea’s base of supporters;

●       Leverage external presence to grow Astraea’s fundraising initiatives;

●       Diversify and increase unrestricted funding sources, especially from individual donors, and grow Astraea’s reserves and endowment;

●       Oversee the effective and efficient management of the organization’s financial resources ensuring its fiscal stability and long-term sustainability.  

Communications & Outreach

●       With an authentic and progressive voice, represent Astraea in the media, in the activist and philanthropic communities, and to a broad range of stakeholders including grantee partners, donors, and advisors;

●       Increase visibility and provide leadership within the network of women’s funds;

●       Serve as a trusted advisor to governments, private foundations, movements, and grassroots organizations.

Organizational Development

●       Ensure the organizational structure supports the recent expansion of grantmaking and programs, while centering staff and reinforcing an anti-oppression frame;

●       Dedicate resources and expertise to build a robust human resources department;

●       Oversee the updating and integration of technology systems adequate to meet the needs of globally distributed organization;

●       Refine and implement policies and procedures that reflect Astraea’s values;

●       Center mentoring and coaching of the management and senior teams, providing support to build strong teams;

●       Support the development of a leadership pipeline for diverse staff;

●       Prioritize professional development and mentoring for the next generation of leaders.

Professional Requirements 

The ideal candidate(s) will be transformative leader(s) and respected social justice thought partner(s). They will have a nuanced understanding of the philanthropic climate including current trends and tensions, and Astraea’s place among global LGBTQI and feminist funders. They will have deep connections to grassroots communities and movements. The successful candidate(s) must have the following:

●       Executive or senior leadership experience with a global or multinational organization, including experience managing remote teams;

●       Prior executive or senior leadership experience in a grantmaking or philanthropic support organization;

●       Proven success building strong and effective teams and creating cultures defined by transparency, accountability, trust and respect;

●       Strategic fundraising experience that includes cultivating individual and institutional donor relationships, soliciting major gifts, and negotiating government contracts;

●       Prior experience working with a nonprofit board and a demonstrable understanding of board development, governance and decision-making;

●       Financial acumen to develop, track, and manage a $14 million budget that includes restricted government contracts, foreign funds, complex investments, and fiscal sponsorships;

●       An understanding of the fiscal and donor reporting requirements associated with global grassroots grantmaking;

●       Demonstrated experience leading the creation and implementation of strategic plans;

●       Exceptional communications skills including the ability to effectively convey radical ideas and to engage individuals and large groups;

●       Fluency in English and another/other language(s);

●       Enthusiasm for significant domestic and international travel;

●       Authorization (for the Executive Director or at least one Co-Director) to work in the United States. 

Personal Characteristics 

The new Executive Director or Co-Directors will be fierce feminist leaders with an uncompromising commitment to advancing gender, racial, economic and environmental justice. They will be rooted in the politics of global solidarity, and comfortable holding and articulating a radical vision. They will be an innovative, transparent and adaptive leader(s) with a commitment to lifelong learning and a drive to mentor, coach, and support leadership. They will bring an international perspective to Astraea and ideally will have lived experience in the Global South and/or East. The ideal candidate(s) will have the emotional intelligence to engage in honest self-reflection and receive constructive feedback, and the humility to share power and make collective decisions. 

Compensation

Commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate(s), the salary range for the position(s) is $200,000 – $225,000 per annum. In addition to generous PTO, our client provides an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and ancillary insurance, as well as flex spending and health reimbursement accounts, and a 401(k) savings plan with employer match.

Reimbursement of basic relocation expenses will be considered for the exceptional individual(s) they are seeking.

Location 

In response to public health guidelines concerning COVID-19, Astraea’s staff is currently working remotely. It is expected that they will continue working remotely at least through the end of 2020. Ideally, when restrictions are lifted and congregant workplaces are deemed safe, the new Executive Director or at least one Co-Director will work on-site in the Foundation’s New York office. For Co-Director applicants, the Board is open to considering one remote (U.S. or international) candidate. For individual Executive Director applicants, the Board is open to considering U.S.-based remote candidates. If selected, an individual Executive Director living outside of the New York metropolitan area, will be expected to spend one week per month on-site in the Foundation’s New York office. The Foundation will cover the cost of travel and accommodations related to the candidate establishing a New York presence.

How To Apply

For individuals wishing to be considered for the Executive Director position and pairs wishing to be considered for the Co-Director roles, please submit a cover letter and résumé(s) as attachments via e-mail to:

Please note: Pairs wishing to be considered for the Co-Director positions, must apply as a team. Individual applications for Co-Directors will not be combined.

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

Soladé Rowe, Senior Consultant

McCormack+Kristel

1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599

Email: search@mccormackkristel.com | Website www.mccormackkristel.com

Washington, DC

Digital Media Strategist, Elizabeth Dole Foundation

The Organization

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill, or injured veterans. Founded by Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service and promote their well-being.

Mission Statement

Strengthen and empower America’s military caregivers and their families by raising public awareness, driving research, championing policy, and leading collaborations that make a significant impact on their lives

Position Overview

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is looking for an experienced and creative Digital Media Strategist to join our Communications team. The Digital Media Strategist is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring the Foundation’s Social Media strategy across multiple platforms in order to increase brand awareness, spotlight military caregiver stories and resources, and encourage audience members to take action. The strategist will also support fundraising strategy and implementation across digital channels. This position will be working closely with both the Communications and Development teams.

Responsibilities

● Develop, implement and manage the Foundation’s social media and digital strategy

● Manage and oversee social media and website content

● Write and create social media posts and website content

● Build and maintain a social media post calendar that considers times for posting, considering both audience engagement metrics as well as web traffic

● Measure the success of social media campaigns

● Collaborate with designers on creating informative, attractive graphics and content

● Stay on top of the current best practices, trends and technologies for each social media platform

● Produce live social media coverage at Foundation and partner events

● Communicate with both industry professionals and social media influencers to create a strong social network

● Monitor SEO

● Define social media and website KPIs

● Develop and execute social media ad strategy in coordination with Foundation objectives

● Collaborate with Development team on digital fundraising needs

● Train co-workers on how to use social media in a beneficial way

● Other duties as assigned

Requirements

The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is looking for a hard-working, positive, creative and passionate professional for a full-time position based in Washington DC. The applicant should have excellent written communication skills, with extensive proficiency in the areas of Social Media and Website Development. Familiarity with the Military and Veteran Community is desired, and will be considered when choosing the best applicant for this position.

● 3-5 years of experience as a Digital Strategist, Social Media Strategist, or similar role

● Experience within a top digital strategy or public relations firm preferred

● Strong creative writing, copywriting and copy-editing skills

● Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and other social media best practices

● Direct experience using social media management tools (e.g., Hootsuite, Sprinklr)

● Proficiency with CRM platforms (e.g. Salesforce, HubSpot)

● Proficiency with WordPress, web design and publishing

● Detail-oriented with strong ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

● Proficiency with video and photo editing tools, digital media formats, and HTML

● Understanding of SEO and web traffic metrics

● Good understanding of social media KPIs

● Excellent multitasking skills

● Critical thinker and problem-solving skills

● Team player

● Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premier Pro, InDesign) or equivalent digital media editing tools is preferred

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format to the email address below and include “Digital Media Strategist” in the subject line:

Neil Sumilas, Vice President of Operations

neil@elizabethdolefoundation.org

Philadelphia

President, Equal Measure

The Organization

Established in 1988 as the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning—and becoming a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization in the early 1990s—Equal Measure has evolved into a leading professional services consulting firm working at the forefront of field innovation to strengthen partners’ ability to design, implement, evaluate, and communicate the program, policy, and systems change they seek. Equal Measure is one of the top recipients of nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure grants, and one of the few recipients that serve partners across the mission-driven sector.  As a trusted partner and “critical friend” to its clients, Equal Measure provides design, evaluation, capacity building, technical assistance, and communications services, combining insights from mixed-method and interdisciplinary approaches, and grounded in the practicalities and reality of social change.

Position Overview

We help our clients shift systems, policies, and practices to make communities stronger, healthier, more equitable, and more inclusive.

Equal Measure, a nationally renowned nonprofit contributing to powerful systems and social transformation across the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, invites applications and nominations for its next President. Equal Measure’s leadership across the field inspires clients and partners to take action to build capacity, advance cutting-edge trends, and identify new solutions to achieve greater community and social impact.

At this important transition point in the firm’s 32-year history, Equal Measure is exceptionally strong and vibrant, with a steady growth trajectory and a flourishing and stable mission-aligned culture and team. Following the successful tenure of Meg Long, the outgoing President, Equal Measure seeks a new leader to build on the firm’s sound strategic plan, outstanding and diverse team and board, steady financial position, and robust pipeline of business.

Through high-quality thought leadership, Equal Measure’s new President will continue and strengthen Equal Measure’s position in the field as a partner to the social and mission-driven sector. Equal Measure’s thought leadership and work will continue to address and help remove structural barriers to equality rooted in racial, ethnic, and gender inequities, and bring the firm’s voice to crucial conversations that will shape the field in the coming decade.

Equal Measure is based in Philadelphia, PA, and supports clients and partners across the country. It is composed of a talented interdisciplinary staff of 26, a diverse and engaged board with multi-sector experience, and has an annual budget of close to $6 million.

For a full position description, please visit: https://npag.com/current-searches-all/emp

How To Apply

Equal Measure is partnering with Allison Kupfer Poteet, Callie Carroll, Cara Pearsall, and Yuniya Khan of NPAG on this search. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to: EM-President@npag.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Equal Measure is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and actively seeks individuals who can offer broader perspectives to our organizational thinking and culture.

New York, NY

Chief Philanthropy Officer, UNICEF USA

The Organization

UNICEF USA

Chief Philanthropy Officer
New York, NY

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most vulnerable children. The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The past two decades have seen important progress on child rights, yet while much has been achieved, sharp disparities remain. In most countries, inequality is higher today than a generation ago, including in middle income countries where a majority of the world’s poor children now live. The rapid pace of urbanization and the growing youth bulge in Africa and parts of Asia will require significant expansion of the provision of essential services for children. These challenges are compounded by the scale and complexity of crises triggered by conflict, natural disasters, or epidemics. The global community faces these challenges when the political and economic environments pose challenges of their own, testing the world’s commitment to protecting the most vulnerable. In this environment, strong and consistent leadership of UNICEF is critical to enable the achievement of results for children.

UNICEF USA (UUSA) was founded in 1947 and is the oldest of the 36 UNICEF National Committees that support UNICEF. UUSA is headquartered in New York City and with 300 employees distributed across nine regional offices in the US. UUSA advocates, educates, and fundraises for the protection of children’s rights in more than 190 countries and territories. Every year, UNICEF USA raises nearly $600 million dollars from private sources and marshals its supporters to advocate for over $800 million in US government support for UNICEF’s lifesaving work. In addition to raising funds, UNICEF USA has built a broad-based advocacy movement.

Over the past 70 years, UNICEF USA has been profoundly successful in rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children, and its fundraising campaigns are imbedded in the country’s philanthropic consciousness. This past June, UUSA reported its best revenue year in history amidst the unprecedented challenges and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. That said, this iconic organization, although vibrant and more relevant than ever, is in need of a refresh to further strengthen its position as the leading child-focused NGO in the United States. An inspirational and transformational new President/CEO joined the organization in January of 2020 to lead this charge, and new highly engaged co-chairs were recruited to the Board of Directors. An immediate critical area of focus for UUSA leadership is the organization’s fundraising operation which over time has become siloed and lacking in cohesion. As a robust, integrated fundraising program is essential for UUSA to meet its ambitious goals and objectives, the organization seeks a deeply experienced and dynamic Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) to lead in assessing all aspects of the development enterprise, unify elements of the fundraising operation, drive innovation across multiple channels, maximize impact, and achieve significant sustained revenue growth. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated and mission-driven development professional to play a leadership role in reigniting a brand, have significant transformational impact on contributed revenue, and ultimately lead to further strengthening UUSA in making the world a safer and healthier place for the most vulnerable children.

Position Overview:

The Chief Philanthropy Officer will prioritize equity as a driver for UNICEF USA. This leader will embrace principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring, mentorship, teambuilding, network activities, and stakeholder engagement. The CPO will actively focus on building equity into structures, systems, and processes for employees and the communities UUSA serves. The CPO will bring expertise, an innovative and open mindset, and a commitment to inclusive practice that values different backgrounds and life experiences

The Chief Philanthropy Officer is responsible for creating and implementing a cohesive, collaborative, and unified fundraising program, and will provide strategic leadership to all organization-wide programs and activity with a collective responsibility for approximately $460 million in cash revenue and $140 million in Corporate Gifts-in-Kind in Fiscal Year 2020. Working with the President/CEO and other organizational leaders, the CPO is responsible for setting, supporting, and implementing an integrated fundraising strategy that expands the support base of UUSA, deepens relationships with donors, drives revenue growth above industry benchmarks, monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of fundraising programs, inspires giving from the UUSA board and other key volunteers/donors, and effectively leads a diverse fundraising team. Additionally, the CPO ensures UUSA’s corporate culture, systems, and procedures support effective fund development.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Deep passion for and commitment to UNICEF’s mission to protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Ability to inspire and engage others as a senior representative of this impactful organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign (planning, implementation, management, and successful conclusion), for a nonprofit, higher education, healthcare, or other institution of similar complexity with multiple stakeholders. Previous experience in an organization with an affiliate/federated structure is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic and operational management, with at least 10 years of senior-level development management experience, including creating and managing a budget. A supportive and accessible management style and strong record of recruiting and developing talented individuals. A history of increasing the effectiveness of a development program and staff through established objectives and performance standards.
  • Experience in strategic organizational assessment, development and design with proven success in rebuilding/restructuring a large-scale, comprehensive development operation and a track record of significant revenue growth.
  • Experience in international fundraising and the cultural sensitivity it requires. A global orientation and knowledge of strategies and trends in global philanthropy.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically move individuals and institutions across the spectrum of prospect development. A history of securing six, seven, and eight-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with strategies for grooming the next generation of major gift donors. Success in securing gifts from both defined and undefined constituencies.
  • Strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives. Experience working directly with the most senior levels of an organization.
  • Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board or other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective philanthropic network.
  • Demonstrated ability in working with marketing and communications in support of achieving development goals. A functional understanding of how to effectively leverage various communication platforms and distribution channels for optimal exposure and impact.
  • Highly developed skills in organizational efficiency and project leadership, including demonstrated accomplishments while working with cross-functional teams. Skill at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions when necessary to meet goals or respond to changing priorities.
  • The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about development strategies and processes.
  • A forward thinker, driven by innovation, transformation, and impact. The successful candidate must thrive on developing new philanthropic best practices in the current and post-COVID world.
  • An understanding of and commitment to diversity with the ability to work effectively with stakeholders from disparate backgrounds; cultural competency with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual and gender identity.

UNICEF USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. UNICEF USA prohibits discrimination because of the individual’s race, creed, alienage, citizenship, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, partnership status, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all UNICEF USA activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, performance evaluation, discipline and discharge.

We are an equal opportunity organization and our core values—Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork and Service—guide us in how we carry out this mission each day.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

UNICEF USA embraces the attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person unique. We respect all differences, visible and invisible, and challenge prejudice and bias that consciously or unconsciously target people from all walks of life. Just as we are dedicated to the principles of diversity and inclusion, we expect our staff, partners, volunteers and supporters to commit to these same values.

At UNICEF USA, we believe that the benefits of diversity and highly engaged employees can propel an organization to dream, communicate, build, and create in ways thought to be unimaginable. We value and incorporate the diverse experiences, perspectives, ideas, and backgrounds of our employees to build a solid foundation that enables us to achieve our mission for Every Child.

How To Apply

UNICEF USA has retained the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director
Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy
Diversified Search Group
The Chrysler Building,
405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor,
New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Kansas City, MO

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Engagement Manager, Kauffman Foundation

The Organization

BACKGROUND

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion.

The Foundation’s vision is to foster “a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.” In service of this vision, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas—education and entrepreneurship—which our founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum. A quality education is the foundation for self-sufficiency, preparing young people for success in college and in life. Many young adults will work in businesses started by entrepreneurs. Some will become entrepreneurs themselves, providing jobs and wealth for society.

Our mission:

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

Position Overview

RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Chief Talent, Integration & Culture Officer, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Engagement Manager will manage and coordinate efforts related to Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) initiatives and overall associate engagement for the Foundation.

The Foundation is on a long-term REDI journey and we’re seeking an individual who will bring both head and heart to this work. This is work that requires action and visible progress as well as ongoing care for associates. We’re calling that out because we seek an individual who will bring deep expertise, thoughtful strategy and execution, while also bringing deep compassion, authenticity, care and heart to this important work.

 Specific Responsibilities include:

 Foster a culture that advances REDI through policies, practices and partnerships

  • Facilitate the Foundation’s ability to work as a trusting, strong team – both in internal partnerships and in building relationships with the communities we serve.
  • Work in partnership with the Chief Talent, Integration & Culture Officer to establish objectives and outcomes for the Foundation REDI (race, equity, diversity, and inclusion) efforts designed to attract, retain and promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.
  • Lead the implementation of internal policies and practices to support REDI in areas including talent, engagement and inclusion.
  • Contribute to internal and external communications strategy that enables the Foundation to pro-actively plan and communicate the Foundation’s REDI commitment, voice, and accomplishments.
  • Maintain a strong awareness of REDI issues and trends; educate internal stakeholders on diversity, equity and inclusion matters.
  • Cultivate partnerships with community members, community organizations, and stakeholders aligned to REDI mission and goals.

The responsibilities described above – especially regarding communication, outcomes and impact of this work, and cultivating partnerships will require a highly collaborative approach. The person in this role will work closely with the Talent & Culture team as well as team members across the Foundation who also share responsibilities for REDI internally and externally.

Foster REDI through the Foundation’s approach to Talent Attraction and Retention

  • Partner with colleagues in Talent and Culture to integrate REDI methodologies that drive diverse talent identification, development and retention strategies.
  • Bring an equity lens to all talent practices – including onboarding, growth and development and performance management.
  • Oversee all aspects of the intern program including intern selection, program development and program execution.

Manage REDI associate skill development, learning and growth

  • Develop and drive the implementation of education, tools, partnerships and processes focused on the development of a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace in alignment with Foundation objectives.

Associate Relations – serve as REDI internal point of contact, coach, sounding board and facilitator for opportunities, issues and challenges related to race, equity, diversity and inclusion. This includes facilitating/supporting repair practices.

  • Develop and continuously strengthen effective relationships with associates across the Foundation to create the conditions for high-trust, high-performance, and a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture.
  • Support associate care and wellness – including holding associate healing spaces that acknowledge and are sensitive to the trauma associates carry with them.
  • Coach and mentor associates on REDI-related issues.

Associate Engagement – manage overall associate engagement efforts with a REDI lens

  • Promote awareness and understanding of REDI within the Foundation and instill REDI awareness and practices into the workplace culture.
  • Advance REDI approach and programming across engagement opportunities, speaker series, and other development opportunities.
  • Set direction and manage overall associate engagement via the Kauffman Engagement teams and initiatives.
  • Lead the Kauffman Engagement Team to create a range of relationship building and engagement opportunities. Develop and deploy employee engagement group strategies that support team and departmental work along with the broader Foundation REDI work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology, business, human resources or related fields. REDI/DEI certifications preferred. Coursework in critical race theory preferred.

Work Experience: Professional track record of a minimum of 3 or more years of experience advancing diversity, equity, engagement and inclusion.

Travel: This position may require occasional business travel.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates for this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-direction, detail oriented, and able to work collaboratively in a teamwork capacity.  Candidates must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities, and constant change.

A successful candidate profile:

  • Strategic thinker with a demonstrated track-record in anticipating trends in diversity, equity and inclusion practices for associate attraction, development and retention.
  • Experience inside an organization with a mature diversity, equity and inclusion approach.
  • Demonstrates a deep commitment to an equitable and inclusive workplace. Has knowledge, experience and a commitment to ongoing personal and organizational growth to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Strong preference for a candidate with prior training/professional development healing and restoration, facilitating difficult conversations, unconscious bias, microaggressions and practices for advancing equity in the workplace.
  • Should be tactful and diplomatic with good listening skills and an approachable personality. Must be capable of building and sustaining long-term relationships.
  • Keeps confidences, easily handles confidential material appropriately.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills; builds productive relationships with people both similar and different to themselves; strong team player.
  • Strong project management experience and thrives in matrixed work environments.
  • Exceptional organizational skills including the ability to meet or exceed expectations with regard to deadlines.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills which include a team-oriented approach.
  • Launched and led successful diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives which required developing plan and actions.
  • Led a major transformation or change initiative.
  • Demonstrated progress against organizational resistance or barriers.
  • Should have a personal values system that encompasses the highest standards of humility, humor, stewardship, respect, excellence, openness and professional ethics reflective of the Kauffman Foundation.

How To Apply

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

To apply.

Kansas City, MO

Program Officer, Kauffman Foundation

The Organization

BACKGROUND

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion.

The Foundation’s vision is to foster “a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.” In service of this vision, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas—education and entrepreneurship—which our founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum. A quality education is the foundation for self-sufficiency, preparing young people for success in college and in life. Many young adults will work in businesses started by entrepreneurs. Some will become entrepreneurs themselves, providing jobs and wealth for society.

Our mission:

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

Position Overview

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Program Officer (PO) manages a diverse grant portfolio that focuses on supporting our work within the Kansas City metropolitan area. The PO will work collaboratively with other entrepreneurship, education, and Foundation staff, while supporting departmental initiatives through program and grant development, project management, and relationship building. Relationship building and partnership includes collaborating with and convening diverse stakeholders who help position Kansas City as a leader in improving quality of life for all residents through cultural, social, and economic investments.

Specific Responsibilities include: 

  • Supports the vice president of KC Civic in exploring bold ideas that foster Kansas City’s economic development capacity and providing oversight for a cross Foundation initiative focused on building inclusive prosperity, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship focused economic development, including managing and tracking progress toward the logic model for this initiative.

·       Serves as the primary liaison to the We Grow KC Coalition. This Coalition is an outgrowth of the Foundation’s efforts to steer Opportunity Zone investments toward projects in underserved areas and to ensure that the residents have a voice in the decision making for their community.

·       Monitors the progress and implementation of local economic development research and planning initiatives related to cross Foundation work referenced above.

·       Works in collaboration with colleagues across the Foundation to share and receive information about KC Civic issues, initiatives and grants.

·       Stewards a wide range of content knowledge on all issues that are of interest to the department.

·       Builds key partnerships— acting as a catalyst, colleague, and advocate who is dedicated to educating groups on Kauffman Foundation initiatives and engagement.

·       Identifies and evaluates the most innovative and effective organizations, through a lens of racial, equity, diversity and inclusion, that support KC Civic’s strategic and departmental goals for funding strategic grant recommendations in support of large, multi-year level grants as appropriate.

·       Represents the Foundation by attending meetings and/or accepting speaking engagements both locally and regionally.

Grant Making Responsibilities:

·       Rigorously evaluates potential grantees based on strategic fit and grant guidelines and seeks new grants ensuring proposed investments are aligned with program strategies.

·       Provides clear, concise, and insightful written analysis and recommendations for funding.

·       Identifies program partners, reviews proposals, develops grants, and presents proposals to the vice president of KC Civic for consideration.

·       Prepares and manages project management plans, specifically relative to cross Foundation initiatives.

·       Manages and oversees assigned grant portfolio (strong emphasis on supporting cross foundation initiatives) including monitoring grantee spending and performance:

o   Establishes goals, outcomes, and metrics to be achieved with each grantee over the term of the grant, documented in grant agreement.

o   Monitors grantee performance through analysis of outcome data, grantee reports, and site visits.

o   Identifies grantee challenges and provides recommendations for interventions.

o   Tracks effectiveness of interventions.

·       Provides data and updates for board reports.

·       Works collaboratively with grants administration, evaluation, and legal in all stages of the proposal from intake to commitment letter.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS

Education: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, political science, public administration, business, economics, or related area of study preferred or equivalent years of experience.

Work Experience: Minimum five years of progressive experience in public, private or non-profit sector; background in community and economic development and neighborhood and community engagement. Understanding of the Opportunity Zone Act and/or familiarity with city government and community development financial institutions, preferred.

Travel: This position may require occasional travel.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidates for this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-directed work, detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively across teams and departments.  Incumbents must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities and constant change.

Incumbents in this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-directed work, detail-oriented, and able to work collaboratively across teams and departments.  Incumbents must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities, and constant change.

A successful candidate profile:

  • Understands the history of the Foundation, its founder, vision, and mission.
  • Passionately pursues an understanding of and has experience with the complex dynamics and relationships between people and organizations within the Kansas City community including knowledge of and experience with leaders in relevant sectors, e.g., nonprofit community, local funders, economic development institutions, civic institutions.
  • Has experience working in diverse communities—including low-and-moderate income communities and in racially diverse communities.
  • Is familiar with and has deep knowledge of the landscape of Kansas City relative to economic and community development
  • Demonstrates consensus-building skills with the capacity to forge strong working relationships, through influence and persuasion, with people at all levels inside and outside the organization.
  • Has at least one year of direct project management experience using project management skills, tools, and best practices with the ability to manage projects to completion; including informing key stakeholders, as needed, throughout the project.

·       Manages multiple projects simultaneously with exceptional organizational skills including the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and meet or exceed deadlines.

·       Possesses a general knowledge of budgets and financial reporting.

·       Has excellent communication skills including well-developed verbal skills, writing and research skills, and strong presentation skills.

  • Accesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to assimilate new information and processes quickly.
  • Possesses strong computer literacy skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications. Previous experience working in Salesforce or other customer relationship management (CRM) system is preferred.
  • Has a personal values system that encompasses the highest standards of humility, humor, stewardship, respect, excellence, openness, inclusiveness and professional ethics reflective of the Kauffman Foundation.

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

How To Apply

Apply here.