Los Angeles, CA

Director of Strategic Partnerships/ External Relations, PICO California

The Organization

PICO California is the statewide collaborative effort of the PICO National Network of faith-based community organizations, representing 485 congregations and 500,000 families across the state. Through our member organizations, PICO California unites people of diverse economic, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds around a vision of racial and economic justice. Since 1994, PICO California has been at the forefront of organizing working families to improve schools, increase access to health care, end mass incarceration, win a pathway to citizenship, and improve the quality of life for our families and our communities. PICO California is one of the largest community-organizing networks in the state.  We are seeking individuals to join our growing staff team who are committed to a transformative racial justice movement (that demands reflection, introspection and truth telling) in order to actively dismantle racist structures in our society.

Position Overview

The Director of Strategic Partnerships/External Relations for PICO CA is a newly created position on the senior leadership team of PICO CA charged with being the organization’s leader for strategic partnerships and external power relationships within the statewide faith leadership and racial justice arenas.  This person is primarily responsible for creating opportunities for PICO CA in these circles to move the work forward on the statewide and local level as well as translating these opportunities into tangible financial support.

How To Apply
All applicants must apply for this position online.

Please have the following documents ready to upload to your online application:

  1. An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format) including salary history and 3 references ready to be uploaded with your online application.
  2. A cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, addressed to Corey Timpson, Executive Director.
  3. Two writing samples demonstrating your ability to think critically and communicate powerfully.

Click here to apply.

If you need assistance with your application, contact careers@piconetwork.org.

Troy, MI

Assistant Controller, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion private, national foundation that works to improve the life circumstances of vulnerable people living in cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development efforts in Detroit. In 2013, the Board of Trustees approved 316 awards totaling $122 million; $128 million was paid out to grantees over the course of the year. In addition, our Social Investment Practice made commitments totaling $16 million in 2013. For more information, visit www.kresge.org.

Position Overview

The Assistant Controller is responsible for supporting the Controller in the direction of accounting and tax functions for the foundation.  This position manages the budgeting and payables process, prepares tax reporting, is responsible for complex reconciliations, and assists with maintaining the accuracy of general ledger accounts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – Performance Related

  1. Develops collaborative relationships with external audit and tax advisors, legal staff, and investment custodian to maximize the benefits realized from the relationships.
  2. Participates in analysis of complex accounting and tax issues as they arise.
  3. Provides technical expertise, reviewing and recommending procedures for compliance with accounting standards and tax regulations.
  4. Develops processes and procedures as necessary to ensure proper internal controls while promoting accuracy and improving efficiency of reporting processes.
  5. Develops operational, data documentation and troubleshooting procedures.
  6. Manages the annual budget process and quarterly updates with department heads.
  7. Prepares quarterly budget vs. actual reporting to the Audit Committee and Board of Trustees.
  8. Reviews payable contracts for terms and recommended changes.
  9. Reviews general ledger entries and reconciliations to ensure data accuracy and integrity.
  10. Prepares complex ledger entries, analysis and reconciliations.
  11. Assists with the monthly, quarterly and yearly close process.
  12. Assists with preparation for the annual audit as needed.
  13. Prepares tax work papers and Forms 990-PF and 990-T for internal and external tax review.
  14. Prepares all quarterly tax estimates and return extensions.
  15. Maintains tax basis schedules.
  16. Tracks foreign entity elections, transactions and related information for foreign reporting forms.
  17. Liaison with outside preparers of federal and state tax filings.
  18. Assists with tax and payout forecasts.
  19. Assists with special projects as needed.
  20. Performs other duties as assigned.

Strong commitment to the foundation’s vision and values with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and Qualifications                                               

  • Excellent analytical, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • BA/BS degree in accounting, business or finance required with at least five years work experience in public/private accounting and/or treasury experience; CPA and public accounting experience required.
  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting, finance, treasury and investment operations; working knowledge of GAAP and other authoritative accounting guidelines.  Proficient in the application of accounting standards.  Private Foundation tax experience is preferred but not required.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows-based spreadsheet and word processing software required (Microsoft Office family of products).  Knowledge and experience working with accounting and tax software (Great Plains and ProSystem fx, respectively) preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to engage the cooperation of others.
  • Solid technical, analytical, organizational, and planning skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive team attitude.

 

How To Apply

Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resumes to careers@kresge.org by January 19, 2015.

Chapel Hill, NC

Industry Relations Officer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Organization

Since the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill‘s founding in 1789 as the nation’s first public university, Carolina has been a place where students, faculty, staff and members of the larger community have stretched their potential and helped make the world around them a better place.

Position Summary:

The role of the Industry Relations Officer is to create, plan, develop, and facilitate productive and growing relationships between UNC Chapel Hill and corporate and industry organizations within the U.S. and internationally.  The Industry Relations officer will develop and manage a collection of prospective partner companies and be responsible for executing partnerships that increase the total size of the partnered-program portfolio. To do so will require the Officer identify prospects and create new partnerships between them and the university by developing an understanding of the strategic technology and business challenges of the companies and by maintaining in-depth knowledge of UNC Chapel Hill scholarship and research, activities, and resources, and accurately matching them to the interests of the companies. The officer will maintain productive relationships and encourage collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill departments, laboratories, and faculty and identify new opportunities for company-UNC interaction and collaboration. When there are specific or broad areas of potential interaction the Officer will plan and execute a series of company-specific meetings and events with UNC faculty and will proactively identify and bring science and technology developments and opportunities of potential value to the attention of prospective partner companies.  The officer will develop and nurture strategic communication with other UNC administrative units and also participate in office-wide programs, conference development, and faculty liaison activities.

Principal Functions:

·         75%        Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective corporate and industry partners.  The Industry Relations officer will develop and  manage a portfolio of companies and be responsible for growing the total size of the portfolio by identifying prospects and creating new partnerships between them and the university; develop an understanding of the strategic technology and business challenges of portfolio companies; maintain knowledge of UNC Chapel Hill scholarship and research, activities, and resources and accurately match them to the needs of the portfolio companies; maintain productive relationships and encourage collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill departments, laboratories, and faculty; identify new opportunities for company-UNC interaction and collaboration; plan and execute a series of company-specific meetings and events with UNC faculty; and proactively identify and bring developments and opportunities of potential value to the attention of portfolio companies.

·         15%        Will develop and nurture strategic communication with other UNC administrative units and also participate in office-wide programs, conference development, faculty liaison activities, and faculty travel planning.

·         10%        Perform other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Foundation Relations and Talent Management.

Education Requirement:  Bachelor’s degree.  An advanced degree, masters or PhD preferred. Advanced degree in science or health related field preferred.

Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Three to five years of experience in corporate and industry relations or related industry/academy experience.  Demonstrated success in setting and achieving portfolio development goals.  Exceptional written and oral communication skills.  Mastery of the basic principles and techniques of successful relationship building as they pertain to the identification, solicitation and support of corporate partners in an academic setting.  Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive, research university setting.  Ability to work effectively with faculty researchers and teams, administrators, and volunteers.  Willingness to do extensive travel.  A strong drive to be successful.  A high energy level.  Integrity/sincerity.

Position Overview

The role of the Industry Relations Officer is to create, plan, develop, and facilitate productive and growing relationships between UNC Chapel Hill and corporate and industry organizations within the U.S. and internationally.  The Industry Relations officer will develop and manage a collection of prospective partner companies and be responsible for executing partnerships that increase the total size of the partnered-program portfolio. To do so will require the Officer identify prospects and create new partnerships between them and the university by developing an understanding of the strategic technology and business challenges of the companies and by maintaining in-depth knowledge of UNC Chapel Hill scholarship and research, activities, and resources, and accurately matching them to the interests of the companies. The officer will maintain productive relationships and encourage collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill departments, laboratories, and faculty and identify new opportunities for company-UNC interaction and collaboration. When there are specific or broad areas of potential interaction the Officer will plan and execute a series of company-specific meetings and events with UNC faculty and will proactively identify and bring science and technology developments and opportunities of potential value to the attention of prospective partner companies.  The officer will develop and nurture strategic communication with other UNC administrative units and also participate in office-wide programs, conference development, and faculty liaison activities.

Principal Functions:

·         75%        Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective corporate and industry partners.  The Industry Relations officer will develop and  manage a portfolio of companies and be responsible for growing the total size of the portfolio by identifying prospects and creating new partnerships between them and the university; develop an understanding of the strategic technology and business challenges of portfolio companies; maintain knowledge of UNC Chapel Hill scholarship and research, activities, and resources and accurately match them to the needs of the portfolio companies; maintain productive relationships and encourage collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill departments, laboratories, and faculty; identify new opportunities for company-UNC interaction and collaboration; plan and execute a series of company-specific meetings and events with UNC faculty; and proactively identify and bring developments and opportunities of potential value to the attention of portfolio companies.

·         15%        Will develop and nurture strategic communication with other UNC administrative units and also participate in office-wide programs, conference development, faculty liaison activities, and faculty travel planning.

·         10%        Perform other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Foundation Relations and Talent Management.

Education Requirement:  Bachelor’s degree.  An advanced degree, masters or PhD preferred. Advanced degree in science or health related field preferred.

Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Three to five years of experience in corporate and industry relations or related industry/academy experience.  Demonstrated success in setting and achieving portfolio development goals.  Exceptional written and oral communication skills.  Mastery of the basic principles and techniques of successful relationship building as they pertain to the identification, solicitation and support of corporate partners in an academic setting.  Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive, research university setting.  Ability to work effectively with faculty researchers and teams, administrators, and volunteers.  Willingness to do extensive travel.  A strong drive to be successful.  A high energy level.  Integrity/sincerity.

How To Apply

Chicago, IL or San Francisco, CA

Associate Director, Philanthropy Management, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources.  We help our clients imagine what’s possible, design the best strategies, learn what works best, and do the work necessary to realize their visions.

Our staff is a team of passionate problem-solvers—mission-driven and action-oriented—with a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience.

The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation. Our leadership team, advisors, colleagues, and staff are fundamentally concerned with social change. We share a desire to make a difference and apply an outcomes-focused approach. Our internal culture supports employee passions, enables continuous learning, and fosters innovation, risk taking, and fun—even as it emphasizes excellence.

Position Overview

The Philanthropy Management team provides strategy, program, and back office support for a stable of fully-managed, in-house foundations.  In addition, we engage in short-term strategy projects with family and individual clients navigating critical transitions.

The Associate Director (AD) is the connector between our clients and the services the Philanthropy Management team provides. The AD must have the emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills necessary to build long-lasting and close relationships with our clients. They are working hand-in-hand with clients as a trusted advisor.  They also are the primary project manager for client work.

At the center of client services, the AD manages day-to-day foundation activities such as strategy, governance, grant-making, administration and operations support across multiple foundation clients and liaises with client advisors such as wealth managers, accountants, and attorneys.  The AD also supports senior management in marketing and business development activities on an as needed basis. This position is an exciting opportunity for someone with project management, nonprofit, and and/or consulting experience looking to delve deeper into philanthropy, and who enjoys being a member of a fast-paced, dynamic team.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Serve as the project manager and a point of contact for clients for a portfolio of engagements
  • Responsible for day-to-day project team and budget management
  • Provide high touch client support through regular and responsive communications to ensure that clients feel valued and important
  • Manage compliance and financial matters for private foundations that Arabella manages, with the support of  Arabella’s general counsel and finance team
  • Serve as thought partner for senior team members and clients on philanthropic strategies, and be responsible for implementing the strategies
  • Review grant applications, conduct due diligence (including financial analysis), and make recommendations on grants according to client strategies and needs
  • Develop content and facilitate client meetings with senior staff oversight; handle logistics for client and/or board meetings as needed
  • Support business development efforts by drafting proposals, participating in meetings and events upon request, and providing input on marketing efforts
  • Contribute to team and firm-wide initiatives such as short and long term strategic planning and analysis

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 – 7 years of work experience including time in a nonprofit role working with high net worth individuals (grant making or grant seeking)
  • Highly organized project manager with the ability to prioritize competing demands, meet deadlines, and manage and motivate team members to do the same
  • Analytical skills: ability to manage research and strategy engagements, collect, review, and synthesize large amounts of information, and present a summary of findings
  • Ability to take ownership and lead in areas of responsibility
  • Impeccable professional written and verbal communication skills and understanding of how to tailor one’s message for different audiences; keen attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence, and ability to build strong relationships; deliver top quality customer service
  • Capacity to give, receive, and apply constructive feedback
  • Ability to travel for client meetings (15-20% of the time)
  • Ability to work occasional weekend days for planned client meetings (estimated at 6-8 annually)
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office , particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (or a similar e-mail and calendar management software)

Other Highly Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree (MBA, MPP, or other related field)
  • Consulting or advisory experience
  • Proposal development or fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of IRS private foundation rules and industry best practices
  • Experience with nonprofit financial analysis
  • Skilled at data visualization and translating narrative content into an engaging, visual format
  • Experience with database management, grants management software, Salesforce, and other web-based communication and meeting tools

Essential Characteristics

  • Genuinely enjoys people and connecting with them, has a good sense of humor, and likes forging bonds with colleagues
  • Ability to empathize with individuals from diverse backgrounds to anticipate their concerns and to customize communication and approach accordingly
  • Never settles for the status quo—constantly looking for improvements and identifying best practices
  • Motivated by checking items off a to do list, and believes submitting tasks on the due date is too late
  • Enjoys the challenge of a learning curve, but never views routine tasks as a burden
  • Has chameleon-like abilities to adapt his/her working style to different personalities and enjoys understanding how people tick

A Career with Arabella Advisors

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, fun, transparent, collaborative, and healthy culture.  We invite you to visit our careers website to learn more about our people, culture, and work. However, we thought you should know that Arabella is committed to providing excellent benefits to our employees.  For you and your eligible dependents, we pay 100% of premiums and in-network deductibles for health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. We also provide you disability coverage; life insurance; personal and volunteer leave time; a 401K match that you are eligible to receive when you start; $1,500 a year for professional development; and a fitness benefit.

We also are committed to building a firm that is diverse and inclusive. We invite our clients and employees to be fully themselves. By integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work, we benefit from increased knowledge, creativity, flexibility, and organizational and individual growth. We expect all Arabella staff to share this commitment.

How To Apply

Candidates must submit a resume and one-page cover letter to be considered for the position. The cover letter must address why you want to work at Arabella and why this is your dream job. We will disregard candidates that do not submit the appropriate materials. We will stop accepting applications on January 23rd, at the latest. Apply as soon as possible to ensure that your candidacy will be considered.

Apply here: http://www.arabellaadvisors.com/careers/open-position/?gnk=job&gni=8a32181449ba2ec1014a2c0791bc1f18&gns=Association%20of%20Black%20Foundation%20Executives

Washington, D.C.

Chief Operating Officer, Polaris

The Organization

Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris disrupts the conditions that allow human trafficking to thrive in our society. From working with government leaders to protect victims’ rights, to building partnerships with the world’s leading technology corporations, to engaging and aligning multilaterals and other programmatic partners, we spark long-term change that focuses communities on identifying, reporting, and eliminating trafficking networks. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of all that we do — helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and gathering the data to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Unparalleled expertise. Relentlessness. And an innovative spirit. This is how Polaris eradicates the slavery networks that rob human beings of their lives and independence.

Today, Polaris employs 100 passionate staff and has an operating budget of $7M. The organization has developed an ambitious, market-disrupting strategy – Vision 2020 – and is on track to grow to be a $10M organization by 2017.

More details about our programs, history and values can be found at www.polarisproject.org.

Values Statement

The work of Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field.

Polaris is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In the fight against human trafficking, we realize and celebrate the fact that human capital is the greatest and most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and our organization’s achievement as well.

Position Overview

The Opportunity

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO), in this new position, will support Polaris’ externally facing CEO by leading Polaris’s internal operations on a day-to-day basis. S/he will ensure that both talent and infrastructure position Polaris as a high-performing, sustainable, and scalable operation able to deliver on the ambition of Vision 2020.

To achieve this, the COO will: translate vision and strategy into operational delivery; manage, motivate and mentor senior staff responsible for programs, business development, fundraising and communications, and oversee the key functions of finance, accounting, legal, security and crisis management, information technology, knowledge management, HR/talent management, and monitoring and evaluation; drive the team toward optimized, streamlined, and integrated functions; oversee all internal functions and controls (financial systems, program performance and delivery, revenue development, infrastructure, evaluation processes); track and integrate meaningful technology solutions that will advance Polaris’ mission; and engage in proactive risk management.

The COO must bring a blend of business acumen, rigor, compassion, and an unflagging commitment to excellence. This is an outstanding opportunity for a seasoned, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading an executive team, and inspiring a high performance culture.

Specific responsibilities include:

Strategy and Leadership

  • Partner closely with the CEO to provide organizational leadership; ensure lines of communication are open by keeping the CEO informed of all critical issues.
  • Provide future-leaning guidance, and drive organizational strategic planning, to ensure Polaris is positioned to optimize opportunities in a rapidly growing field.
  • As the lead internally-facing senior leader, inspire, mentor and collaborate with the Chief Program Officer, Chief Business Development Officer, the Director of Talent Management, and the Director of Operations and Finance.
  • Coordinate internal communications, ensuring staff buy-in and engagement.
  • Constantly review competing organizational needs; identify opportunities that leverage cross-program or network strengths to take advantage of new opportunities, or influence partners.
  • In partnership with the CEO, serve as an additional management liaison to the Board of Directors and Board committee meetings.
  • Represent the organization externally, as necessary.

Finance, Administration, and Operations

  • Lead and implement multi-year financial planning that ensures scale and growth are appropriately resourced and that sustainability is assured.
  • Ensure that the CEO, Board, and other key members of senior management are advised on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters.
  • Working in partnership with the Director of Operations and Finance, ensure that all financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and organizational operations achieve optimal resource allocation that balance programmatic goals and resource restrictions.
  • Aggressively drive technology infrastructure planning.
  • Identify, address, and resolve any barriers to effective implementation across all areas of Polaris’ work.
  • Minimize and mitigate risk and liability for the organization through effective policy implementation.

Talent Management and Development

  • Lead, coach, cultivate, and retain a high-performance, multi-disciplinary management team with an emphasis on developing capacity in analysis, strategic planning, program budgeting, measuring impact, focusing on outcomes, and managing talent.
  • Authentically integrate Polaris’ core organizational values into every aspect of the organization’s culture, performance, focus on excellence and continuous improvement; promote learning and innovation, agility and entrepreneurship, an unwavering commitment to quality, organizational cohesion, equity, and professional growth.
  • Ensure systems are in place to effectively recruit, retain, train, support, and evaluate a talented and diverse staff.
  • Enhance and deploy effective performance management systems to monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountability, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 15 years of professional experience with a successful track record in executive leadership and management. BS/BA degree required; an MBA, MPA, or similar graduate degree preferred.
  • Senior-level operating and management experience in a high performing enterprise – corporate or nonprofit — with a thorough understanding of core operating areas such as program/service delivery, business development, talent management, budgetary and operational planning, finance, strategic planning, evaluation, information and knowledge management.
  • Proven track record facilitating sustainable change and development in a high growth environment.
  • Sophisticated business and operational acumen, with the distinct ability to balance program delivery with budgetary realities. Excellent project management and problem- solving skills as well as resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investments in people and systems.
  • Experience building organizational and team capacity to meet current and future needs; ability to develop and empower exceptional leaders, enforce accountability and adapt leadership priorities as necessary.
  • Track record of inquiry, innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Thought-partner and decision-maker with wisdom, judgment, resilience and fortitude; willing to take charge of situations, overcome resistance and take unpopular stands when necessary.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills; able to translate complex ideas into actionable language and to adjust communication style for multiple audiences.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives.
  • Passion for Polaris’ mission.

How To Apply

For more information, please contact:  Kathleen Yazbak kyazbak@bridgepartnersllc.com

New York, NY

Senior Analyst, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors pursue their social and environmental goals more effectively. Our platform of services enables clients to use all of their assets—grants, investments, relationships, time, and talent—to achieve greater good. We work with large foundations and corporations, as well as families and individuals, to develop strategic focus, execute projects, evaluate grantees and programs, invest for impact, efficiently manage grants and funds, and continually learn and innovate. Our team is socially minded and entrepreneurial, always looking for ways to make the world a better place by better serving our clients.

To find out more about Arabella Advisors click here.

Position Overview

The Senior Analyst will take a lead role in managing, drafting, and developing insights for key parts of client deliverables while driving core project research, analysis, problem solving, project support, and writing.  This position will also have the opportunity to mentor and train other analysts.  The Senior Analyst position is an excellent opportunity for someone who has demonstrated research and analytical skills to apply them to the field of philanthropy and the nonprofit community.

Essential Responsibilities

Client projects

·         Coordinate assigned project tasks on social issues of interest to our clients with minimal supervision of a project manager

·         Synthesize most relevant information from research to identify trends and key issues on social issues for client projects

·         Develop, administer and analyze surveys to inform client reports

·         Identify recommendations for client reports, based on analysis of research and interviews

·         Lead in writing portions of reports or PowerPoints for clients, including designing info-graphics, charts, and graphs

·         Present findings from reports to clients

·         Creatively problem-solve and manage up to advance project work

·         Provide scheduling and note-taking support on interviews and meetings for projects, as necessary

Internal Projects

·         Conduct research and interviews for internal projects

·         Lead trainings for analysts on research skills

·         Lead on-boarding sessions for new analysts

·         Mentor new analysts

Other Responsibilities

·         Assist in research for and writing of client proposals and the development of new project budgets

·         Contribute to and occasionally lead internal research projects to be shared with the field, such as through blog posts and white papers

·         Participate in professional development opportunities to develop new skills or expertise

·         Participate in on-going training throughout the year on such topics as evaluation methods, models for strategy development and advanced report writing

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

·         Bachelor’s Degree, with coursework that demonstrates use of analytical skills and writing ability

·         Professional work experience (3-5 years preferred) that demonstrates use of analytical skills, and writing and presentation ability

·         Interest in philanthropy

·         Strong skills with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

·         Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communications skills

·         Excellent research and writing skills

·         Team-oriented, professional, positive attitude and sense of humor

·         Resourceful and adaptable

·         Detail-oriented, strong ability to multi-task

Other Highly Preferred Skills and Experience

·         Familiarity with qualitative data analysis

·         Experience using SPSS, Excel, or both for quantitative analysis

·         Professional work experience in social sector

·         Familiarity with Tableau or InDesign

·         Experience managing others

A Career with Arabella Advisors

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, fun, transparent, collaborative, and healthy culture.  Arabella is committed to providing excellent benefits to our employees.  For you and your eligible dependents, we pay 100% of premiums and in-network deductibles for health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. We also provide you disability coverage; life insurance; personal and volunteer leave time; a 401K match that you are eligible to receive when you start; $1,500 a year for professional development; and a fitness benefit.

We are also committed to building a firm that is diverse and inclusive. We invite our clients and employees to be fully themselves. By integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work, we benefit from increased knowledge, creativity, flexibility, and organizational and individual growth. We expect all Arabella staff to share this commitment.

We invite you to visit our careers website to learn more about our people, culture, and work.

How To Apply

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Ginger Elsea, by following this link: http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0KG000000cs2wv&tSource=Arabella Advisors offers a competitive total compensation package, commensurate with experience and skills.

Arabella Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

About Commongood Careers:

Arabella Advisors has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Senior Analyst. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of high-impact organizations. With an approach that leverages robust talent networks, recruitment and search management expertise, and a deep understanding of our clients’ missions and cultures, we help organizations secure the talent they need to create greater social impact. Since our founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led more than 700 searches at 275 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced and dedicated social sector search firms in the country. Learn more about job opportunities at Commongood Careers.

Washington, DC, Chicago, IL or San Francisco, CA

Human Resources Manager, Managed Organizations, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors pursue their social and environmental goals more effectively. Our platform of services enables clients to use all of their assets—grants, investments, relationships, time, and talent—to achieve greater good. We work with large foundations and corporations, as well as families and individuals, to develop strategic focus, execute projects, evaluate grantees and programs, invest for impact, efficiently manage grants and funds, and continually learn and innovate. Our team is socially minded and entrepreneurial, always looking for ways to make the world a better place by better serving our clients.

About the Managed Organizations Team

Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple public charities, including a 501(c)(3) named the New Venture Fund and a 501(c)(4).  These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview.  The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused on conservation and global health.  The organizations have also provided fiscal sponsorship to projects focused on voter registration, public policy, education, disaster recovery, and music and the arts.

To find out more about Arabella Advisors click here.

Position Overview

Arabella Advisors is seeking a customer service-oriented and dynamic professional to serve as the Human Resources Manager, Managed Organizations (MO). Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, MO, The Human Resources Manager, MO will play a critical role on the team to provide exceptional service and expertise to our clients and staff.  The Human Resources Manager, MO will manage payroll and benefits for Arabella Advisors’ non-profit affiliates, primarily the New Venture Fund as well as consulting support as needed. This position will partner with the Managed Organizations department, as well as staff associated with our affiliated nonprofit organizations to support the overall goals of the MO HR team.

Essential Responsibilities:

Manage Payroll and Benefits

·         Manage payroll administration process.

·         Proactively manage lifecycle of benefits administration, including open enrollment

·         Manage administration of COBRA/FMLA.

·         Oversee 401k administration.

·         Guide new employees through change requests, terminations and open enrollment.

·         Proactively introduce process improvements and support related special projects as necessary.

Consulting Services

·         Provide exceptional daily HR service to clients and affiliated staff, communicating quickly, effectively and efficiently, particularly on payroll and benefits employee issues.

·         Maintain employee confidence and protect confidentiality of personnel data.

·         Lead new employee orientations and exits.

·         Maintain working knowledge of relevant policies, procedures and benefit plans.

·         Work with HR Director to create and maintain client toolkits and resources.

·         Participate in developing and supporting HR’s objectives, outputs and standards.

Compliance

·         Work with Director to ensure compliance with laws, policies and benefits terms.

·         Work with Director to maintain, or create as necessary, policies, procedures and benefits that maximize staff satisfaction.

·         Maintain employee manual and ensure it is updated to remain compliant with changing policies, laws and regulations.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

·         5-7 years of professional experience in Human Resources with experience administering the full range of benefits programs (primarily health, retirement and cafeteria plans).

·         Experience administering payroll, an HRIS and/or benefits programs required.

·         Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, with a strong customer service mentality and high degree of integrity, accountability, and emotional intelligence.

·         Experience managing high volume of tasks with shifting priorities and deadlines.

·         Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills with the ability to take a thoughtful approach to addressing challenges.

·         Ability to think strategically and build systems and processes for effective payroll and benefits administration.

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; strong preference for a Master’s in Human Resources, or PHR certification.

·         Experience in a progressive, mission-driven and entrepreneurial environment is preferred.

·         Candidates with optimism, adaptability and a good sense of humor preferred.

A Career with Arabella Advisors:

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, fun, transparent, collaborative, and healthy culture.  Arabella is committed to providing excellent benefits to our employees.  For you and your eligible dependents, we pay 100% of premiums and in-network deductibles for health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. We also provide you disability coverage; life insurance; personal and volunteer leave time; a 401K match that you are eligible to receive when you start; $1,500 a year for professional development; and a fitness benefit.

We are also committed to building a firm that is diverse and inclusive. We invite our clients and employees to be fully themselves. By integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work, we benefit from increased knowledge, creativity, flexibility, and organizational and individual growth. We expect all Arabella staff to share this commitment.

We invite you to visit our careers website to learn more about our people, culture, and work.

How To Apply
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Gideon Steinberg, by following this link:http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0KG000000cs2r4&tSource=

Arabella Advisors offers a competitive total compensation package, commensurate with experience and skills.

Arabella Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

About Commongood Careers:

Arabella Advisors has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Human Resources Manager, Managed Organizations. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of high-impact organizations. With an approach that leverages robust talent networks, recruitment and search management expertise, and a deep understanding of our clients’ missions and cultures, we help organizations secure the talent they need to create greater social impact. Since our founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led more than 700 searches at 275 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced and dedicated social sector search firms in the country. Learn more about job opportunities at Commongood Careers.

Washington, DC

Human Resources Associate, Managed Organizations, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors pursue their social and environmental goals more effectively. Our platform of services enables clients to use all of their assets—grants, investments, relationships, time, and talent—to achieve greater good. We work with large foundations and corporations, as well as families and individuals, to develop strategic focus, execute projects, evaluate grantees and programs, invest for impact, efficiently manage grants and funds, and continually learn and innovate. Our team is socially minded and entrepreneurial, always looking for ways to make the world a better place by better serving our clients.

About the Managed Organizations Team

Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple public charities, including a 501(c)(3) named the New Venture Fund and a 501(c)(4).  These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview.  The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused on conservation and global health.  The organizations have also provided fiscal sponsorship to projects focused on voter registration, public policy, education, disaster recovery, and music and the arts.

To find out more about Arabella Advisors click here.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, Managed Organizations (MO), the Human Resources Associate, MO assists with the administration of vital human resources functions and responsibilities for Arabella Advisors’ non-profit affiliates, primarily the New Venture Fund.  This position provides exceptional service to our clients and their associated staff regarding personnel matters, payroll, benefits and internal HR systems. This position will partner with the Managed Organizations department as well as staff associated with our affiliated nonprofit organizations to support the overall goals of the MO HR team.

Essential Responsibilities:

General

·         Provide exceptional daily HR service to clients and fiscal sponsored organization staff, communicating quickly, effectively and efficiently.

·         Maintain employee confidence and protect confidentiality of personnel data.

·         Coordinate onboarding processes for new staff and exit processes for departing staff.

·         Maintain working knowledge of relevant policies, procedures and benefit plans.

·         Participate in developing and supporting HR’s objectives, outputs and standards.

Payroll and Benefits Administration

·         Support payroll by administering employee changes, documentation and HRIS data.

·         Support benefits administration by coordinating documentation for new employees, change requests, terminations and open enrollment.

·         Maintain employee electronic and paper files in compliance with Arabella and legal requirements.

·         Administer and enter accurate data into all HR information systems.

·         Run regular and ad hoc reports as requested.

Systems Improvements Support

·         Assist with the planning, development and integration of new and existing technology solutions that facilitate improved access to information for clients and staff.

·         Assist with creation of a system to coordinate the high volume of communications.

·         Coordinate performance management system.

·         Proactively suggest process and systems improvements to senior team members

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

·         At least 2 years of relevant professional experience required.

·         Exposure to payroll, an HRIS and/or benefits programs required.

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to create effective presentations, training materials and/or toolkits.

·         High level of comfort with data systems, such as HRIS’s, Salesforce or other databases.

·         Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills with the ability to take a thoughtful approach to addressing challenges quickly, efficiently and without compromising excellence.

·         Demonstrate sound professional judgment and confidence.

·         Experience managing high volume of tasks with shifting priorities and deadlines.

·         Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong customer service mentality and high degree of integrity, accountability, and emotional intelligence.

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in human resources; demonstrated interest in the field of Human Resources required.

·         Experience in a progressive, mission-driven and entrepreneurial environment is preferred.

·         Candidates with optimism, adaptability and a good sense of humor preferred.

A Career with Arabella Advisors:

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, fun, transparent, collaborative, and healthy culture.  Arabella is committed to providing excellent benefits to our employees.  For you and your eligible dependents, we pay 100% of premiums and in-network deductibles for health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. We also provide you disability coverage; life insurance; personal and volunteer leave time; a 401K match that you are eligible to receive when you start; $1,500 a year for professional development; and a fitness benefit.

We are also committed to building a firm that is diverse and inclusive. We invite our clients and employees to be fully themselves. By integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work, we benefit from increased knowledge, creativity, flexibility, and organizational and individual growth. We expect all Arabella staff to share this commitment.

We invite you to visit our careers website to learn more about our people, culture, and work.

How To Apply

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Gideon Steinberg by following this link: http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0KG000000crlvfMAA&tSource

Arabella Advisors offers a competitive total compensation package, commensurate with experience and skills.

Arabella Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

About Commongood Careers:

Arabella Advisors has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for an Associate of Culture and Talent. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of high-impact organizations. With an approach that leverages robust talent networks, recruitment and search management expertise, and a deep understanding of our clients’ missions and cultures, we help organizations secure the talent they need to create greater social impact. Since our founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led more than 700 searches at 275 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced and dedicated social sector search firms in the country. Learn more about job opportunities at Commongood Careers.

Chicago, IL

Associate, Culture and Talent, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

Arabella Advisors helps philanthropists and investors pursue their social and environmental goals more effectively. Our platform of services enables clients to use all of their assets—grants, investments, relationships, time, and talent—to achieve greater good. We work with large foundations and corporations, as well as families and individuals, to develop strategic focus, execute projects, evaluate grantees and programs, invest for impact, efficiently manage grants and funds, and continually learn and innovate. Our team is socially minded and entrepreneurial, always looking for ways to make the world a better place by better serving our clients.

To find out more about Arabella Advisors click here.

Position Overview

Arabella Advisors is seeking an organized and results-driven Associate, Culture and Talent to assist with the administration of vital human resources management functions and responsibilities.  Reporting to the Manager, Culture and Talent, the Associate will provide exceptional service to our staff regarding personnel matters, payroll and benefits administration, and monthly culture events. Working closely with Arabella teams, the Associate will play a critical role to support the goals of the Culture and Talent team.

Essential Responsibilities:

Talent Management

·         Provide exceptional day-to-day HR-related customer service to staff.

·         Support benefits administration, and communicating benefit information to employees including, but not limited to, responding to specific inquiries.

·         Maintain and update personnel records in compliance with Arabella and legal requirements; enter accurate data into all HR information systems.

·         Manage employee change requests and process paperwork.

·         Coordinate new staff onboarding/orientations and lead orientation sessions.

·         Support payroll administration and performance management systems.

·         Assist with staff transitions, including onboarding and exits.

·         Participate in developing and supporting department goals and objectives.

·         Maintain employee confidence and protect confidentiality of personnel data.

·         Run personnel reports upon request and help with special projects as necessary.

Culture

·         Work with the culture team to develop new ways to maintain the Arabella culture.

·         Lead monthly culture events within the Chicago office.

·         Assist the Office Manager with planning of larger office events.

·         Coordinate the buddy program.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

·         1-2 years of relevant professional experience.

·         Exposure to payroll, an HRIS and/or benefits programs required.

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to create effective presentations, training materials and/or toolkits.

·         High level of comfort with data systems, such as HRIS’s, Salesforce or other databases.

·         Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills with the ability to take a thoughtful approach to addressing challenges quickly, efficiently and without compromising excellence.

·         Demonstrate sound professional judgment and confidence.

·         Experience managing high volume of tasks with shifting priorities and deadlines.

·         Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong customer service mentality and high degree of integrity, accountability, and emotional intelligence.

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in human resources; demonstrated interest in the field of Human Resources required.

·         Experience in a progressive, mission-driven and entrepreneurial environment is preferred.

·         Candidates with optimism, adaptability and a good sense of humor preferred.

A Career with Arabella Advisors:

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, fun, transparent, collaborative, and healthy culture.  Arabella is committed to providing excellent benefits to our employees.  For you and your eligible dependents, we pay 100% of premiums and in-network deductibles for health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. We also provide you disability coverage; life insurance; personal and volunteer leave time; a 401K match that you are eligible to receive when you start; $1,500 a year for professional development; and a fitness benefit.

We are also committed to building a firm that is diverse and inclusive. We invite our clients and employees to be fully themselves. By integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work, we benefit from increased knowledge, creativity, flexibility, and organizational and individual growth. We expect all Arabella staff to share this commitment.

We invite you to visit our careers website to learn more about our people, culture, and work.

How To Apply

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Megan Zeeck, Manager, Culture and Talent by following this link: http://commongoodcareers.force.com/careers/ts2__Register?jobId=a0KG000000cs2qG&tSource=

Arabella Advisors offers a competitive total compensation package, commensurate with experience and skills.

Arabella Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

About Commongood Careers:

Arabella Advisors has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for an Associate, Culture and Talent. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of high-impact organizations. With an approach that leverages robust talent networks, recruitment and search management expertise, and a deep understanding of our clients’ missions and cultures, we help organizations secure the talent they need to create greater social impact. Since our founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led more than 700 searches at 275 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced and dedicated social sector search firms in the country. Learn more about job opportunities at Commongood Careers.

San Francisco, CA

Blue Greenway Director, San Francisco Parks Alliance

The Organization

ABOUT San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA):

San Francisco’s parks and green open spaces are deserving of a world-class, independent nonprofit organization that holds the vision for our parks, aligns community needs and civic engagement with accountable City government, and supports park improvements through philanthropic investments.

The mission of SFPA is to inspire and promote civic engagement and philanthropy to protect, sustain, and enrich San Francisco parks, recreation, and green open spaces.  SFPA is dedicated to fulfilling a vision that acknowledges and supports the critical environmental functions parks serve while striving to ensure that they are accessible, beautiful, safe, clean, fun, and managed in a manner that makes them accountable, open, and welcoming to all.

Inclusive Policy and Education is an essential part of SFPA’s mission. SFPA seeks to enhance public participation in the challenges and opportunities facing our park system and to grow our network of park supporters. SFPA partners with multiple government agencies including the Recreation and Parks Department, Port of San Francisco, and the Department of Public Works, as well as the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, and other elected and appointed officials. SFPA engages in Stewardship and Volunteerism, especially by serving as the fiscal sponsor for more than 100 Park Partners – a wide array of community organizations engaging in park improvement projects and programming that activates our park system. And SFPA engages the private sector in Philanthropy to support park improvements that strategically complement public investments.

SFPA has an annual budget in the $12 million range, including a $2 million core operating budget and about $10 million in Park Partner activities. SFPA has a paid staff of 17, a Board of 21 civic leaders, and an advisory Parks Policy Council of 24 community leaders.

Position Overview

SFPA seeks a passionate park advocate with extensive environmental planning and community engagement skills to manage SFPA’s Blue Greenway work under the direction of the CEO. The goal of this position is to implement and support the Blue Greenway – a unifying process concentrating on the 13-mile long corridor along San Francisco’s southeastern waterfront. The Blue Greenway will link established open spaces; create new recreational opportunities and green infrastructure; provide public access through the implementation of the San Francisco Bay Trail, the San Francisco Bay Water Trail, and green corridors to surrounding neighborhoods; install public art and interpretive elements; support stewardship; and advocate for full waterfront access as an element of all planning and development processes throughout southeastern San Francisco now and for all time.

The Blue Greenway Director will lead SFPA’s role in a two-year collaboration with SPUR to execute a master planning process for the Blue Greenway. This master plan will engage more than a dozen government agencies at the local, regional, state and federal levels, as well as several private developers and other property owners, and numerous community organizations. The master plan will serve as a road map to completion of the Blue Greenway. Major funders of the master plan, which has a $1 million budget, include the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Office of the Mayor. Numerous other foundations, agencies, and other interested parties are funding the effort.

SFPA seeks an accomplished individual with a strong background in land-use and environmental planning, inter-agency coordination, community engagement, policy development, public speaking, and community advocacy. The Blue Greenway Director should be very familiar with San Francisco neighborhoods and the local political landscape, have a deep personal commitment to San Francisco, and to the causes of social and environmental justice.

The ideal candidate will have at least ten years of experience in environmental or other forms of public policy, with at least three years in a nonprofit setting. They should have experience with managing outreach and/or public advocacy programs in diverse communities, staff oversight, and working with development staff to secure program funding. The Blue Greenway Director should be an analytical thinker and problem solver, be an excellent writer with experience in report preparation, budget development, and production of public education materials. 

DUTIES

Blue Greenway planning and implementation, 80% time

Working with the Board’s Blue Greenway Committee and the CEO, the Blue Greenway Director will:

Lead SFPA’s collaboration with SPUR in executing the Blue Greenway Master Plan

Track development of regional planning and park issues for the existing park system along the southeastern waterfront and propose solutions

Track future open space developments on the Blue Greenway and advocate for addressing gaps in the open space system

Work with neighborhood groups along the Blue Greenway to ensure that they are active participants in the overall visioning, planning process and implementation

Support the Blue Greenway Committee through recruitment, meeting execution, issue research, follow up and report preparation

Identify and monitor the acquisition of parcels along the Blue Greenway that can be used for future parks and open spaces

Testify at and attend public hearings, public meetings, community task forces, and meetings with officials on neighborhood park issues and open space issues

Contribute to grant applications, reports and other fundraising activities as requested

Other program management, 10% time

Serve as a member of SFPA’s Leadership Team of senior staff

Support other environmental planning and land use projects as needed

Support advocacy and education projects as needed

Support special projects and events, 10% time 

Manage and staff special events, meetings, and workshops

Support SFPA outreach and communication, including website and newsletter content

Support or oversee special projects as requested

Oversee volunteers and interns as appropriate

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Experience with open space policy and planning

Experience in environmental and land use planning

Experience in interagency coordination

Experience with community engagement, especially with communities of color

Experience with program and project management, and strategic planning

Comfort and experience with public speaking

Self-directed, highly detail oriented, with excellent organizational skills

Good written and oral communication skills

Outgoing personality and willingness to be flexible with duties and priorities

Ability to work with a team

Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, environmental sciences, or a related field is required, and a graduate degree is preferred

Minimum 10 years in a program management capacity

Minimum 3 years experience in a nonprofit setting focused on the environment, urban planning, public policy or similar field

Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat

Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or other planning related software preferred.

Priority will be given to San Francisco residents who are familiar with San Francisco’s political landscape and neighborhood groups

Valid driver’s license required

Ability to participate in hikes and other outings, including settings where pathways are broken, uneven, or nonexistent.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

Interpersonal Skills

Attention to Communication

Building Collaborative Relationships

Strategic Thinking

Results-Oriented

Environmental and Civic Stewardship

Continuous Learning

How To ApplyTo apply, please email your cover letter and resume to: bgwjobs@sfparksalliance.org in a single PDF document with “Blue Greenway Director” in the subject title.

This is a full-time exempt position reporting directly to the CEO, with generous vacation and sick time policies, and participation in 125 Cafeteria and 401(k) plans.  San Francisco Parks Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  People of color and other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.