Philadelphia, PA

Director of Philanthropy, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Pennsylvania

The Organization
For nearly one hundred years, the ACLU has been at the forefront of every major civil liberties fight in our country’s history. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy provisions for our digital age or preserving the right to vote, we work in the courts, legislature and in communities to take on the toughest civil liberties issues to protect and strengthen individual freedoms and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) is a strong, growing organization. With offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, we are a fast-paced environment that addresses headline-making issues with powerful personal stories and dynamic, precedent-setting advocacy. The ACLU-PA has 9 volunteer chapters, approximately 15,000 members and 20 full-time employees, and operates with a $2.8 million budget. We are a passionate, highly motivated group of lawyers, public policy and advocacy experts, community organizers and fundraisers, and we are looking for exceptional talent to join our team, working out of the Philadelphia office.

For more information on the ACLU, please visit our website at www.aclupa.org.

Position Overview
This is an incredibly exciting time in the ACLU’s history that presents an unparalleled opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced fundraising professional.  Having completed, in 2010, an aggressive and unprecedented nationwide campaign to raise $400 million in major and planned gifts, the ACLU is now embarking on its first major comprehensive fundraising campaign, tentatively set to run up through the organization’s 100 year anniversary in 2020.  The ACLU of Pennsylvania is part of this most ambitious fundraising campaign – with a goal of over $1.2 billion nationwide – in the ACLU’s history. The Director of Philanthropy will leverage Pennsylvania’s role in this comprehensive campaign to increase our affiliate’s revenue stream to support significant expansion of our influence and impact over the next five to ten years. Building on existing donor relationships and a robust major donor prospect pool, and partnering with our national office on key leadership gift strategies, the Director of Philanthropy will have a significant opportunity to increase investments in the ACLU-PA and to play a major role in an organization that continues to make a real difference in people’s lives. The right candidate will provide visionary, strategic leadership to build and strengthen relationships between donors and the organization, toward the goal of generating leadership gifts to support the ACLU’s current and future strategic goals.

The Director of Philanthropy, a member of the senior staff reporting to the Executive Director, is charged with developing and overseeing the program to raise funds, including identifying prospects that have both the capacity and demonstrated interest in investing in the ACLU to generate longstanding, tangible victories. Working closely with the Executive Director and key lay leaders and national ACLU staff, the Director of Philanthropy is responsible for planning, supervising and executing development programs to: 1) reach our annual and long-range fundraising goals, and 2) develop strategies to support the growth and expansion of the organization. The Director of Philanthropy supervises the Major Gifts Officer and Annual Fund Manager.

The position is based in Philadelphia, which has topped many lists for quality of life, urban renewal and must-see destinations. Philadelphia has the recent distinction of being the US’s first and only World Heritage City (joining the ranks of Cairo, Paris and Jerusalem). Accessible to both New York City and Washington, D.C., it is home to a burgeoning restaurant and arts scene, with world-class museums and music venues. Host to many national and international conventions, the city has recently witnessed significant investment in its green spaces and remains an affordable and sought after place to live.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and lead a comprehensive work plan that focuses on major gifts and includes specific fundraising goals and targets for face-to-face solicitations of individual donors, proposals, appeals and campaigns
  • Expand the number of leadership gift ($10,000+) supporters in Pennsylvania
  • Manage relationships for a portfolio of 75-100 donors and prospects with the capacity to make annual contributions of $10,000+, including those assigned to the Executive Director
  • Develop goals, strategies, and cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for each donor, ensuring that they receive frequent personalized “touches”Engage in face-to-face solicitations and other direct engagement with donors and prospects, and arrange and support engagement for the Executive Director, senior staff, and select lay leaders
  • Generate and analyze data, to ensure that fundraising is done in the most efficient and effective ways
  • Utilize the organization’s nationwide database and other systems to track, evaluate, and report on performance
  • Draft donor correspondence and maintain primary responsibility for developing the messages, strategy memos, talking points, and materials for all of our development efforts
  • Partner with colleagues from the national ACLU to advance key donor relationships
  • In partnership with national ACLU staff, conduct prospect research and actively lead identification of major gift prospects to bring new supporters into the organization
  • Produce an annual development plan that builds momentum for increased giving that supports organizational growth
  • Develop an annual fundraising case statement which incorporates long- and short-range goals and identifies major donor efforts
  • Work strategically with, and provide progress reports to,  volunteer Development Committee and the Board of Directors
  • Provide goals and projections to inform the budgeting process

Planned Giving

  • Work collaboratively with national ACLU staff to pursue strategies and market planned giving opportunities to expand membership in planned giving programs
  • Track, cultivate and sustain planned givers

Foundations/Grants

  • Build portfolio of foundation/grant prospects and supervise the writing of grants
  • Maintain foundation grants calendar of submissions and reporting cycles

Management

  • Maintain accurate, confidential records of progress of all giving campaigns for the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Be proficient in national ACLU policies
  • Supervise the  Major Gifts Officer and Annual Fund Manager
  • Participate in the Development Department budget planning and monitor expenditures
  • Prepare quarterly development reports for the Board of Directors
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least five years’ experience in fundraising
  • Demonstrated success in major gift solicitation ($10,000+) for an advocacy or community-based organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and quickly gain the respect and support of various and diverse constituencies, including board members and other lay leaders, affiliate and national staff members, donors, and high net worth prospects.
  • Experience with multi-faceted campaign planning, implementation and management
  • Database and record-keeping proficiency, including donor database/CRM  experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ease working with donors, volunteers and staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and diplomacy; experience developing successful marketing materials
  • Superb organizational skills; detail-oriented with strong follow-through and the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead and collaborate with colleagues and volunteers in positive, team-oriented approach
  • Sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information
  • Firm commitment to the mission and principles of the ACLUA commitment to diversity

Compensation and Benefits:  Salary is based on experience.  Excellent benefits provided.

How To Apply
All applications are treated confidentially.  Interested candidates should send a letter of application, resume, a short business writing sample and a description of a successful fundraising campaign effort to search@aclupa.org. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please.

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and values a diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. ACLU-PA’s hiring process will comply with Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards (“Ban the Box”) ordinance.

Troy, MI

Staff Accountant, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization
The Kresge Foundation is metro Detroit’s largest private, national foundation, with more than $3.5 billion in its endowment, a growing staff of nearly 100 employees and a mission to expand opportunities in America’s cities for low-income people. We do this through grant making and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development efforts in Detroit. The Detroit Program is one of the foundation’s signature efforts, reflecting our commitment to working in America’s most challenging and dynamic cities and our belief in strategic, interdisciplinary, collective, and innovative approaches to urban revitalization.

Position Overview
Responsible for providing support to the Finance Department.  Maintains and controls the General Ledger accounts and transactions of the organization, applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) that includes analytical work and thorough review of financial records.

Primary responsibilities of the Staff Accountant include:

  • Review and process accounts payable, expense reports, grants and matching gifts.
  • Review and process corporate credit card reports and receipts submitted by cardholders on a monthly basis.
  • Perform Social Investment module monitoring, invoicing and reconciling.
  • Record assets in the fixed asset system. Perform fixed asset inventory. Reconcile and maintain fixed asset inventory schedules.
  • Perform general account analysis and reconciliations including monthly custodial reports.
  • Perform monthly and annual accruals, amortization of prepaid expenses and recording of adjusting and reclassification journal entries as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting.
  • Prepare supporting schedules for the audit, budget and tax return.
  • Track various tax reporting forms and prepare the 1099’s.
  • Secure and maintain various record keeping documents.
  • Develop and maintain job role-specific accounting policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Strong commitment to the foundation’s vision and values with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in accounting or business.
  • Two-five years of accounting experience, preferred.
  • Experience with information systems and data visualization, preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Working knowledge of PC-based accounting software and Microsoft Office Suites.
  • Advanced skill level with Excel.
  • Solid technical, analytical, organizational and planning skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and organize efficiently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in engaging the cooperation of others.
  • Positive team attitude.
How To Apply
For consideration or nominations, please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to careers@kresge.org by April 14, 2016.

The Kresge Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women and LGBT applicants. 

Baltimore, MD

Program Officer, Baltimore Community Foundation

The Organization
The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) is a fast-paced, dynamic tax exempt organization dedicated to inspiring donors to improve the quality of life in the Baltimore region through grantmaking, civic leadership and strategic investments. BCF believes that one of the great strengths of the Baltimore area is the rich diversity of its residents. We believe that our region is stronger, better and more prosperous when all residents have equal opportunities to participate in civic life. We strive to incorporate considerations of diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of BCF’s work. Our core values are trustworthy, inclusive and entrepreneurial.

With assets over $170 million comprised of over 800 charitable funds, BCF has granted over $392 million since its inception in 1972 and is one of the Baltimore region’s top grantmaking foundations. BCF is the fiscal sponsor for three major program initiatives and is affiliated with four supporting organizations. BCF undergoes a vigorous accreditation every five years and is certified under the Council on Foundation’s National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

BCF operates from the knowledge that profound disparities in opportunity exist between people of color and their white counterparts; and we acknowledge the historic and ongoing role that structural racism plays in creating and perpetuating those disparities. That is why we are committed to reducing racial disparities, identifying and combating structural racism, and fostering more equity and inclusion through our grantmaking, initiatives, and advocacy.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Vice President for Community Investment and serving as a member of the Community Investment Department, the program officer will be responsible for grants management and donor stewardship.  BCF makes charitable contributions to support a wide range of issues affecting the Baltimore region, currently with a focus on investments in two interest areas: Neighborhoods and Education.

The position requires strong organizational, analytical and evaluative skills. Superb written and oral communication skills are necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons and organizations throughout the Baltimore community. The Program Officer is expected to have extensive knowledge of the Baltimore nonprofit community, its programs, services and resources. The individual is expected to maintain a knowledge base of current trends and activities within the community that relate to the Foundation’s interests, the nonprofit sector and the community at-large.  Program Officers must be able to function productively in a fast-paced environment, in which a wide variety of tasks are expected of each employee and the ability to work collegially with staff, trustees and volunteers is extremely important.  Integrity, discretion, self-motivation and flexibility in attitude and working style are important assets.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated, outgoing professional with diverse experiences and a proven track record to work in a collaborative, mission-driven organization to effect positive change in Baltimore.

BCF Program Officer Responsibilities include:

·         Work with members of the Community Investment Department to effectively administer BCF’s grantmaking, initiatives and advocacy efforts.

·         Work collaboratively with BCF’s President, Development Department, trustees and volunteers to raise funds for current grantmaking as well as build a permanent civic endowment;

·         Review and evaluate grant applications for discretionary grantmaking – including identifying prospective grantees, reviewing and responding to grant requests, conducting site visits, preparing and presenting grant recommendations, conducting research to provide background and support for grant recommendations, attending committee meetings and other duties as assigned;

·         Facilitate grants management and monitoring with the support of the Program Associate, including reviewing progress reports, conducting site visits and accessing program outcomes;

·         Work collaboratively with the Development Department to maintain relationships with current and prospective donors and facilitate opportunities for donors to fulfill their philanthropic interests to support critical community needs;

·         Provide staff support to BCF’s family foundations, giving circles, donor-advised funds and affiliated foundations;·         Support one or more the program committees of the Board of Trustees;

·         Provide outreach to the nonprofit community, grantmakers, and other public and private organizations for the purpose of building and strengthening Baltimore communities, residents and their effectiveness in the community; and

·         Stay current with best practices and literature and apply this knowledge to grantmaking strategies.

BCF Program Officer should have the following qualifications:

·         A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is a plus;

·         Minimum 5 years nonprofit experience with increasing responsibilities as a member of a team of professionals;

·         Knowledge of Baltimore civic and community issues and an understanding of non-profit management;·         Professional experience and knowledge in the area of education, community development/neighborhoods; public policy advocacy, and data analysis;

·         Ability to work comfortably and effectively with people from a broad range of backgrounds and settings;·         Demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies, e.g. community and nonprofit leaders, donors, trustees, volunteers and elected and other public officials;

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

·         Demonstrated competence in grants and donor management database; and

·         Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and attention to detail.

How To Apply
The Baltimore Community Foundation provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity, veteran or military discharge status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.  BCF seeks a diverse pool of candidates for this position.We offer a competitive compensation package including benefits such as health, vision and dental insurance, retirement contribution and match, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, disability insurance, charitable match, flexible spending account, employee assistance program and more.To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Angelique McKoy
Human Resources
Baltimore Community Foundation
2 East Read Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
amckoy@bcf.org

No calls and/or unsolicited third party endorsements.

San Francisco, CA

Advocacy Communications Manager, Earthjustice

The Organization
Earthjustice is the nation’s premier environmental law organization, built on the belief that everyone has the right to a healthy environment. Since its founding in 1971, Earthjustice has tirelessly defended that right by using the power of the law to protect people’s health, preserve wildlife and wild places, advance clean energy, and combat climate change.

Position Overview
The Advocacy Communications Manager will provide communications support for the Healthy Communities program. The Healthy Communities program focuses on federal rules and standards related to toxic chemicals, pollution, clean air and clean water, and ensures that these rules and standards benefit all people, especially those who live in communities most impacted by environmental harms. The Advocacy Communications Manager builds relationships with clients, partners, and allies and, in coordination with them and program staff, drives the development of coalition-wide communications, media, and advocacy work.

How To ApplyEarthjustice has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://www.the360group.us/EJ_ACM_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please.

To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016. 

San Francisco, CA

Advocacy Communications Director, Earthjustice

The Organization
Earthjustice is the nation’s premier environmental law organization, built on the belief that everyone has the right to a healthy environment. Since its founding in 1971, Earthjustice has tirelessly defended that right by using the power of the law to protect people’s health, preserve wildlife and wild places, advance clean energy, and combat climate change.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, the Advocacy Communications Director supervises a highly talented team of communications strategists and press secretaries and associates, overseeing development and implementation of major advocacy campaigns, media relations, and special projects.

How To Apply
Earthjustice has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://www.the360group.us/EJ_ACD_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please.

To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016. 

Troy, MI

Systems and Information Manager, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization
The Kresge Foundation is metro Detroit’s largest private, national foundation, with more than $3.5 billion in its endowment, a growing staff of nearly 100 employees and a mission to expand opportunities in America’s cities for low-income people. We do this through grant making and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development efforts in Detroit. The Detroit Program is one of the foundation’s signature efforts, reflecting our commitment to working in America’s most challenging and dynamic cities and our belief in strategic, interdisciplinary, collective, and innovative approaches to urban revitalization. The foundation has a state-of-the-art campus located in Troy, which includes an 1850s farmhouse, a LEED-Platinum certified wing and a newly opened expansion that includes a cafeteria and convening center. It also has an office in Midtown Detroit.

The Kresge Foundation offers a competitive total compensation package including health, employer-paid dental, vision, basic life insurance, short and long-term disability, generous paid time off, free breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and an attractive 401k plan with employer match and 10% employer contribution.  We also provide robust employee learning and development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.  We promote and support a healthy and green work environment and encourage intellectual curiosity where we embrace and live out our values of creativity, respect, opportunity, partnership, and stewardship.

Position Overview
The Systems and Information Manager serves as the lead systems administrator of the Foundation’s grants management system, including training, maintenance, support and building adhoc and custom reports. The role is a strategic partner to Program, Social Investment, Learning and Evaluation, Finance, IT and Communications for systems reporting and information. The Systems and Information Manager plans, evaluates, acquires, implements and manages strategic information gathering, categorization, visualization and analysis systems and tools to meet the Foundation’s objectives.

Primary responsibilities of the Systems and Information Manager position include:

  • Serves as the lead system administrator of the Foundation’s grants management system.Administers user setup and maintains user rights for all databases – namely Fluxx, Guidestar, and Bridger.
  • Directs installation and testing of all database systems.
  • Determines systems and information objectives and develops user-driven specifications for new systems.
  • Evaluates vendor supplied hardware and software solutions with Information Technology through demonstrations, direct product evaluations, product research, and reference checks.
  • Provides training for staff in the use of all databases through in-house training or through external training providers.
  • Tests and installs program updates and service packs when issued.
  • Sets-up and maintains preferences, codes, and templates. Defines custom report requirements with users and develop reports for all databases.
  • Serves as a resource for primary users and coordinate the modification and improvement of systems.
  • Evaluates and implements enhancements to existing technology to increase effectiveness, accuracy and efficiency.
  • Develops and implements policies, procedures, and standards to ensure security and confidentiality of all records, accuracy, integrity and completeness of data.
  • Works with the Director of Program Operations and Information Management to develop annual budget and track expenditures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Strong commitment to the Foundation’s vision and values with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.Seven to ten years of systems administration experience.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, Crystal Reports, PC-based accounting software, grants management systems and Windows-based spreadsheet and word processing software (Microsoft Office family of products preferable).
  • Experience with coding and building custom reports required.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a matrixed team environment.
How To ApplyFor consideration or nominations please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to careers@kresge.org by April 11, 2016.

The Kresge Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women and LGBT applicants.

Troy, MI

Program Operations and Information Management Associate, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization
The Kresge Foundation is metro Detroit’s largest private, national foundation, with more than $3.5 billion in its endowment, a growing staff of nearly 100 employees and a mission to expand opportunities in America’s cities for low-income people. We do this through grant making and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development efforts in Detroit. The Detroit Program is one of the foundation’s signature efforts, reflecting our commitment to working in America’s most challenging and dynamic cities and our belief in strategic, interdisciplinary, collective, and innovative approaches to urban revitalization.

The foundation has a state-of-the-art campus located in Troy, which includes an 1850s farmhouse, a LEED-Platinum certified wing and a newly opened expansion that includes a cafeteria and convening center. It also has an office in Midtown Detroit. The Kresge Foundation offers a competitive total compensation package including health, employer-paid dental, vision, basic life insurance, short and long-term disability, generous paid time off, free breakfast, lunch, and snacks, and an attractive 401k plan with employer match and 10% employer contribution.  We also provide robust employee learning and development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.  We promote and support a healthy and green work environment and encourage intellectual curiosity where we embrace and live out our values of creativity, respect, opportunity, partnership, and stewardship.

Position Overview
The Associate is the analyst level position within the Program Operations and Information Management Department (formerly Grants Management).  The position works externally with applicants, grantees and investees and internally with Program and Social Investments staff to review grant and program-related investments applications, ensuring compliance and leveraging data to inform strategic decision making and support organizational learning. This position serves as the Foundation’s liaison between grantees, program and finance staff, and is responsible for reviewing all components of grants and program-related investments in the Foundation’s grants management system. Primary responsibilities of the Program Operations and Information Management Associate position include:

·         Provides systems and process training and operational support to programs as a partner to and member of their program teams. Advises teams on basic issues of compliance.

·         Develops comprehensive understanding of program portfolios over time, including grantee profiles, data trends, and program strategies and how specific grants fit into their frameworks.

·         Analyzes and leverages grants and program-related investments data to foster continuous learning and improvement.

·         Monitors and ensures that grants and program-related investments move expeditiously through the automated review process in the grants management system, focusing on high-quality, timely and consistent due diligence.

·         Supports foundation grantees and investees in the navigation of foundation systems used for application, approval, reporting and the disbursement of funds. Works with organizations to ensure compliance with foundation reporting and other requirements.

·         Works with Program and Social Investment staff members to ensure required documentation is in the grants management system and closes out grants and program-related investments.

·         Coordinates with Managing Directors and Program Team to ensure proper communication and correspondence with applicants and grantees/investees.

·         Attends quarterly reconciliation meetings. Assumes responsibility for final production and accuracy of grant and program-related investment materials for Board book.

·         Conducts monthly audits to ensure accurate program coding, budget allocation and payments, reporting, compliance efforts and adherence to policies and requirements.

·         Builds strong relationships within and across teams.

·         Attends appropriate Program and Social Investments meetings and engages with the teams in a collaborative and constructive manner on an ongoing basis.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

·         Three years of work experience in an office environment, working independently and managing detailed information on specific deadlines and with others in teams required.

·         Excellent computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and intermediate to advanced knowledge of and experience with a grants management system preferred.

·         Proven process management, operation, organization, and time management skills; strict attention to detail.

·         Adept at prioritizing and handling multiple complex assignments, and setting and meeting deadlines with an orientation towards results and resolution.

·         Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a matrixed team environment.

·         Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to work through solutions and under pressure from all levels of the organization are essential.

·         Demonstrated ability to problem solve and suggest new processes to improve internal and external customer responsiveness. Excellent customer service skills required.

·         Basic understanding of IRS and foundation-specific regulations, ability to read basic NPO financial reports, basic nonprofit law, basic concepts of program related investments, and basic concepts of financing, familiarity with the exercise of expenditure responsibility and foundation structure and history preferred.

How To Apply
For consideration or nominations please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to careers@kresge.org by April 11, 2016. There are currently two open positions available.

The Kresge Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women and LGBT applicants.

Boston, MA

Executive Director, The Hyams Foundation

The Organization
The Hyams Foundation (Hyams), a highly respected private, independent foundation committed to increasing economic, racial, and social justice and power within low-income communities in Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts, seeks a dynamic new Executive Director. From 2000 until 2015, Hyams has invested more than $81.3 million in grants and has played a vital role in Boston’s philanthropic community.

The Foundation has long been known for its deep knowledge and engagement of local neighborhoods and communities, as well as its commitment to supporting civic engagement, grassroots community organizing, public policy, and leadership development. Hyams stands apart from many other philanthropic organizations because of its fundamental commitment to dismantling persistent, racialized economic disparities, and to building a future in which systems and structures are transformed to create conditions for increased collective well-being that produces equitable power, access, and opportunities and outcomes, regardless of race.

In 2015, Hyams rolled-out a new, ambitious, and focused racial justice strategy which the next Executive Director will refine, implement and extend. Today, Hyams has an endowment of $134 million and an operating budget of $2 million.  In 2016, Hyams will distribute $5.8 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations. The Foundation also makes Program Related Investments (PRIs) from its endowment and is engaged in market rate mission investing. The Executive Director reports to a ten-member Board and oversees a staff of seven based in Boston, Massachusetts.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide creative vision and leadership to a vital philanthropic organization well positioned for continued impact.  This is also a critical time in the United States when leadership is urgently needed to advance tangible and actionable strategies to create greater racial, economic, and social justice in communities across the country.

The Executive Director must bring a demonstrated commitment to Hyams’ racial justice strategy and institutional values, along with a record of leadership and implementation in a philanthropic or nonprofit context. This role calls for experience working at a grassroots level with low-income populations and communities of color, and involvement with policy and advocacy initiatives. A track record of building partnerships in the field is critical, as well as possessing strong personnel, financial, and management acumen. The Executive Director will be an important public spokesperson and must have outstanding communication skills. Experience reporting to a governing board is strongly preferred, and grantmaking experience would be an asset.

Isaacson, Miller, a national retained executive search firm based in Boston, is assisting the Hyams Foundation in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in strict confidence to the search firm.

Position Overview
Hyams, with its 95-year history, is a private, independent foundation with a mission to increase economic, racial and social justice and power within low-income communities in Boston and Chelsea, Massachusetts. In 1921, Godfrey M. Hyams, a Boston metallurgist, engineer and financier, established a trust to ensure his wealth would be used for charitable purposes in perpetuity. Throughout his life, Mr. Hyams maintained a simple style of living; he chose not to seek public attention and did most of his philanthropic giving anonymously. Since the establishment of the Foundation, Hyams Trustees have been given a broad mandate, and an opportunity to interpret the Foundation’s mission and vision over time.

Since its inception, Hyams has played an important and critical role in Boston’s philanthropic community. While the focus of the Foundation has always been to address local civic needs, its emphasis has changed over time to address evolving community needs. In recent years, the Foundation has focused on identifying and responding to critical social and racial justice issues especially in low-income communities of color. Today, it is known for its deep knowledge and engagement of local neighborhoods and communities.

Hyams also stands apart from other philanthropic organizations because of its fundamental goal to dismantle persistent, racialized economic disparities in Boston and Chelsea, and to build a future in which systems and structures are transformed to create conditions for increased collective well-being and produce equitable power, access, opportunities and outcomes, regardless of race.

The New Racial Justice Strategic Framework

In 2014, the Hyams Board and staff embarked on an extensive strategic planning process to embed racial equity more deeply into the fabric of the Foundation’s work. As part of this effort, the Foundation adopted its own definition of racial justice, applying a structural racial analysis, and identifying the multiple institutions, policies, and actions that have created racial disparities over time. In addition, the Foundation identified three specific racial justice issues of critical importance to Boston and Chelsea which are:

•    Disrupting the “school to prison pipeline”, beginning with decreasing the number of youth of color suspended/expelled/excluded from the Boston and Chelsea public schools.

•    Expanding fair wages and benefits, and improving working conditions, for low income workers.

•    Reforming and adopting land use and institutional policies to advance equitable housing access.

This planning process was an opportunity to go deeper into existing work rather than shift into an entirely new direction. In addition to identifying these three areas, the Foundation recommitted itself to grassroots leadership development, community organizing and institutional policy change as key levers for dismantling persistent, racialized economic disparities.

Hyams also intends to select one especially critical racial justice issue area (or a goal that addresses intersecting areas) for its most intensive level of investment in 2017. The initiative will be supported by grantmaking dollars, capacity-building resources, convenings, communications activities and staff time. The new Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead the process for determining what this pivotal racial justice issue will be.

This deeper new focus on racial justice has shifted the Foundation’s orientation from a direct service and an issues-focused theory of change to one with more emphasis on public policy, community empowerment, and a movement building approach to grantmaking. As a result, the Hyams staff is working in new ways, across issue areas, and with fewer silos.

The official roll out of this strategic plan took place in June 2015, and so far, one grantmaking cycle under this new framework has occurred, with five new grantees identified. The implementation of this strategic plan by the new Executive Director provides a tremendous opportunity to take Hyams to the next important stage in its development and impact in the community.  In partnership with local leaders and community stakeholders, Hyams has a vital and important role to play in Boston and Chelsea, in creating a new model for this racial justice work.

Grantmaking

Over the years, Hyams has become distinctive in the philanthropic funding world because of its authentic commitment to working in close partnership with grantees and simultaneously being cognizant of the power dynamics that exist between funder and grantee. At the Foundation, staff takes the time to understand deeply the issues within local communities and neighborhoods, and brings those perspectives and ideas to the table. Program officers are accessible, offer honest feedback and advice, and the Foundation plays a convening and networking role within the community. Hyams also has a long-standing commitment to funding organizations over the long term because it recognizes that making systemic social change takes time and that nonprofit organizations require support as they develop new capacities and/or grapple with internal and external challenges.

In 2014, before the new strategic plan was rolled out, grants were distributed through three major program areas: civic engagement ($1,984,537), affordable housing ($1,514,000), and teen development ($1,385,326) as well as through the Special Opportunities Fund ($400,025). The Special Opportunities Fund has enabled Hyams to try out new ideas or support a small number of grants that fall outside of the Foundation’s specific grantmaking guidelines but still support public policy efforts focused on addressing racial disparities. For grantmaking in 2016, funding will continue to support civic engagement and community organizing as well as racial justice related policy change that impacts affordable housing and low-income teens.

For FY15 (ending in 12.31.15), Hyams paid out 157 grants totaling $5.5 million and made PRI payments of $275,000. The average grant was $39,000 with the dollar amount ranging from $5,000 (technical assistance) to $125,000 (special funding initiative). The grants budget for FY16 is $5.8 million.

Hyams has three grantmaking cycles each year, and Trustees review and approve each grantmaking docket. Currently, there is an open invitation for organizations to apply to become grantees. In the future, there is an opportunity for Hyams to reach out in a strategic way to new organizations that have not historically been funded by the Foundation. Hyams will also spend the next couple of years tracking and mapping grantmaking under this new racial justice strategy, and will evaluate and assess the progress and outcomes of these grants. Some very preliminary work around assessment tools and how best to determine progress and impact has already begun.

The incoming Executive Director will also have the option of leading a process to consider recommending larger grants and/or making multi-year grants. Down the road, there are also opportunities to streamline the grantmaking processes and to continue its legacy of partnering with other funders in an effort to leverage resources and address critical issues in the Boston and Chelsea communities.

Public Policy and Strategic Communications

To advance Hyams’ overarching goal of eradicating racialized economic disparities, the Foundation has been committed to, and intends to be even more invested in, influencing larger public policies and systems. To support these public policy efforts, Hyams has developed a Public Policy/Community Organizing Framework to guide its work. Moving forward, the Foundation intends to support grantee organizations that are led by, and/or provide meaningful participation of individuals who are directly affected by these policies. Since public policy change can take a long time, Hyams is also committed to supporting the capacity of policy-focused grantees on a long-term basis so that a continuing advocacy presence can exist while seizing opportunities for action when they arise.

While Hyams has always led with its mission first, its leadership style has been to push and lead quietly from behind the scenes, thus allowing the grantees to take center stage. However, with the rollout of this new racial justice strategy and feedback from the grantee community, there is an opportunity for Hyams to bring the full weight of the Foundation to these critical issues and to become more external and visible in its leadership as a way of more deeply supporting grassroots advocacy and policy efforts. This public advocate role for Hyams could very well take the form of public speaking or writing op-ed pieces to add more credibility and power behind these community issues. The new Executive Director will have an opportunity to step into this more public role, and moving forward, Hyams is well positioned to think about strategic communications for the Foundation as a whole, and for the grantee community.

Mission Related Investing

For over 25 years, Hyams has relied on its endowment to invest directly in solutions to social problems that are consistent with the Foundation’s programmatic goals and priorities. The primary way that Hyams has used its assets for charitable purposes has been by making Program Related Investments (PRIs). Past PRIs have helped revitalize low-income neighborhoods, have spurred the creation of affordable housing, and have addressed specific housing needs such as those created by the mortgage foreclosure crisis and transit oriented development.

Hyams is also involved in mission-related investing which produces a market rate of return, while also achieving a charitable goal consistent with its mission, or is involved in mission-driven activities that are related to its market rate investing. To date, direct market rate investments have included a $5 million investment in Community Capital Management as a more targeted housing related bond investment, as well as the selection of the Boston Private Bank to handle the Foundation’s cash, based on the bank’s positive Community Reinvestment Act ranking due to local affordable housing investments and services to nonprofits.

Recently, the Foundation has been working closely with investment consultants to increase the number of women and minority money managers in its portfolio, and has also been investing in companies that are owned by people of color and/or have high organizational diversity representation, while ensuring no compromise on the rate of return. These efforts to align Hyams’ financial resources with mission and shareholder engagement are a corner stone of the new racial equity strategy and the allocation of resources to this focused strategy are expected to grow over time.

Governance, Finance and Organization

Hyams is governed by a majority people of color 10-member Board of Trustees. The Board is drawn from a range of fields and backgrounds, and Trustees work intensively, collaboratively, and closely with the Executive Director and staff in setting the direction of the Foundation and in overseeing the focus and impact of its grantmaking. In addition to participating in seven board meetings each year, each Trustee is a member of at least one of the three committees: Governance, Program, and Investment/Finance, and committee assignments are expected to rotate over time. Hyams also has strong governance and accountability policies and procedures in place.

As of December 2015, Hyams’ total assets were $134 million. The endowment is managed by the Investment/Finance Committee of the board and the staff, and is assisted by the Foundation’s investment consultants, Cambridge Associates. The Foundation has an annual operating budget of $2 million and a staff of eight.

Leadership Transition

After almost 30 years at Hyams, including the past 26 years as Executive Director, Beth Smith plans to leave the Foundation by the end of 2016. Beth has been an extraordinary leader for Hyams, leading through many challenges and remarkable, systemic change, both within the foundation and in the community.  Most recently, she led the Board and staff through this exciting and ambitious new strategic planning process, and the Foundation is well positioned to make even more of a difference in the future of Boston and Chelsea.

Beth’s successor at Hyams will inherit a focused and vibrant organization, which is well positioned for its next era of leadership. Board and staff alike are proud of all that has been accomplished, and equally excited to build on the racial justice strategy recently inaugurated. This leadership transition offers an exciting opportunity for the new Executive Director to be creative, take risks, and implement the new strategic plan in partnership with the Board and staff.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

The broad objectives for the Executive Director are as follows:

  • Provide strategic and creative leadership to the Hyams Board and staff in the refinement, articulation, and extension of this newly inaugurated racial justice strategy. The incoming leader must be willing to embrace innovation and take well calculated risks.
  • Serve as an articulate, public, and visible spokesperson for Hyams, circulating widely, to raise the visibility of the work of the grantees and of the Foundation as a whole.
  • Ensure that Hyams continues to increase its impact within the public policy arena as a key lever for effecting change, while working to develop the role of strategic communications internally and externally.
  • Continue to support strong working relationships with grantees, ensuring a high level of mutual trust with effective channels of communication. Support current grantees in assessing their readiness and capacity for program implementation and seek out new grantees to enrich community dialogue and impact.
  • Maintain, cultivate, and nurture current and new collaborative and strategic relationships with community partners, non-profit organizations, the public sector, affinity groups, and philanthropy.
  • Work with the Trustees to support their board and committee activities, while providing educational opportunities, and cultivating and nurturing the next generation of leadership on the board.
  • Retain, develop and attract the strongest possible staff and support them in the development of their respective roles. Draw upon the considerable staff expertise already in place and assess what additional staffing may be required in the Foundation’s next phase of work.
  • Ensure implementation of trustee policies and decisions regarding the Foundation’s   endowment in conjunction with outside counsel.  Develop and oversee annual budgets and the monitoring of expenditures.
  • Continue to develop and increase mission related investing efforts to enhance the reach and impact of the Foundation’s program strategies.  Support the Board and staff in assessing both investment opportunities and risk tolerance.
  • Guide the Foundation’s efforts to use data and key indicators to monitor how Hyams is progressing around its new racial justice strategy and to seek clarity on evaluation, impact and outcomes.
  • Cultivate and value the facilitative, process-oriented and collaborative work culture and continue to move Hyams in the direction of more operational effectiveness, efficiency, and streamlining.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

For this pivotal role, an ideal candidate will bring the following professional experiences and personal attributes:

  • Life experience working with diverse grassroots communities across race, class, ethnic, and geographic boundaries; and a demonstrated commitment to advocating for social, racial and economic justice.
  • A track record of providing bold, strategic, and visionary leadership of an organization or program, as well as implementing that vision and translating knowledge and theory into action.
  • A record of facilitative and effective management as a senior leader in a mission-driven organization, ideally during a time of opportunity and transition.
  • Experience reporting to, or working closely with a governing board of a non-profit or philanthropic organization. An understanding of the staff role in informing, inspiring, and supporting board members.
  • Familiarity with and appreciation of the full range of Hyams’ grantmaking strategies, including civic engagement, community organizing and leadership development, public policy advocacy, strategic communications, mission related investing, and field building activities.
  • A deep respect for the grantee community and knowledge of the importance of being inclusive, responsive and in symbiotic partnership with grantees to achieve greater goals. Familiarity with philanthropy as a field of practice and grantmaking experience (as foundation staff or as a grantee) is ideal.
  • An outgoing, open personality, with strong listening and interpersonal skills and an appetite for public speaking and writing.
  • Demonstrated experience building and sustaining collaborative networks and alliances and working effectively in partnership with community groups, nonprofit organizations, the public sector, and other funders.
  • An understanding of public policy, advocacy, and the political processes, and the role of communities and grassroots nonprofits in driving progress and change.
  • Knowledge of the neighborhoods, institutions and leadership of the Boston and Chelsea communities that Hyams serves, or the willingness and excitement to invest time and energy in becoming familiar with them.
  • A record of building and supporting a positive work environment and a high functioning team, as well as nurturing a collegial spirit. The ability to mentor, delegate, and encourage initiative and independent thinking.
  • Strong skills in financial management, budgeting and planning, and experience or familiarity with investments.
  • An eye for innovation and willingness to challenge conventional thinking and take calculated risks; coupled with a commitment to rigor, accountability, and outcome measurements.
  • Good judgment, and openness to both learning and group process, with the highest level of personal and professional integrity. Good humor in working with Board colleagues, Foundation staff and community grantees.

More information on the Hyams Foundation can be found at: http://www.hyamsfoundation.org/

How To Apply
Resume, with cover letter and list of references, may be emailed in confidence to:Rebecca Swartz, Principal
Donna Cramer, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller, 263 Summer Street
Boston, MA, 02110
imsearch.com/5720Electronic submission of material is strongly preferred.

The Hyams Foundation is committed to an inclusive work environment and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

San Francisco, CA

Chief Operating Officer, Tides

The Organization
ORGANIZATION: TIDES
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the CEO Kriss Deiglmeier

Tides is a foundation and social enterprise partner committed to building a world of shared prosperity and social justice. Founded in 1976, Tides accelerates the pace of social change, working with innovative partners to solve society’s toughest problems: equality and human rights; sustainable environment; healthy individuals and communities; and quality education.Our services include charitable giving and grant-­‐making (through donor-­‐advised funds and other charitable vehicles), fiscal sponsorship and backbone services for social ventures, and collaborative workspaces in San Francisco and New York City. We also provide social impact consulting, impact investing, and policy support to individuals and institutions driving social change.

Position Overview
The COO reports directly to the CEO and will work closely with her to ensure that Tides can continue to achieve its aggressive impact goals.   As part of the leadership team the COO will participate at the Board meetings and will be instrumental in staffing the External Relations Committee of the Board.

He/She will be responsible for bringing an innovative and customer focused approach to Client services, Human Resources, Communications as well as Real Estate that permeates throughout the organization and expands services, grows the client base and ultimately scales Tides ability to create social change.

Key Leadership responsibilities include:

INNOVATION/CHANGE MANAGEMENT/STRATEGY
·      Working in partnership with the CEO to champion Tides mission and ensure ongoing innovation and adaptation across the portfolio that establishes Tides leadership position as a social change network for impact.·      Leading organizational redesign that propels Tides to a new model as a social impact professional services enterprise in all aspects of organizational architecture and operations.

·      Driving growth that differentiates Tides from its competitors by working closely with other members of the leadership team to ensure the strategic direction set by the Board and CEO is put into a planning document that will be implemented across the organization.

·      Stimulating new thinking and driving the ongoing evolution of organizational change management and culture of innovation throughout the organization.

·      Determining and implementing a cross-functional strategy to balance, align and augment internal processes, policies, organizational design and systems that enhance client outcomes across the organization.

·      Building excellent working relationships at all levels of the organization while coordinating development and project implementation plans of new and existing programs, products and services.

·      Participating actively as a member of the Senior Leadership Team in making decisions that affect the overall strategic direction of the organization and identifies and leverages synergies between all departments.

·      Leading cross-sector and community collaboration and partnerships across Tides Network aligned with the changing eco-system to deliver on the new vision, mission and approach.

FINANCIAL/OPERATIONAL
·      Overseeing the annual planning and multi-­‐year budgeting process for client departments and providing guidance to staff during the operating budget planning process by establishing guidelines and allocating resources according to the short and long-term objectives of the organization.

·      Ensuring all financial targets are met annually across all client operations departments while monitoring and managing expenses to deliver on projected net income.

·      Hiring, managing, motivating and building an experienced and talented staff and providing opportunities for them to develop and grow in the organization.

·      Building implementing and driving all phases of Tides client operations business model focusing on growing the client base and delivering value added services.

·      Develop and utilize data and business modeling, benchmarking and new assessment tools to maximize organizational effectiveness.

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have a leadership track record of over Fifteen years within rapidly growing mission driven organizations that build and encourage an innovative and high-performing team culture. Experience in successfully leading an organization through significant change and reinvention is essential.

He/She will also have a sophisticated grasp of strategy along with track record in building and managing an organization that has created and sustained the following:

·      Proactive and client focused program/product development.
·      Responsive and effective technology with organizational learning and knowledge management systems.·      Financial benchmarks and timely reporting.

In addition, the COO needs to have excellent communication skills, strong organizational acumen, and executive management experience leading the day‐to‐day operations.

Additional qualifications include:
·      Ability to provide strong entrepreneurial and innovative leadership in growing an organization while sustaining its current momentum.
·      Broad knowledge of the key operational functions, which includes client/customer services, human resources, communication and real estate.
·      Track record in promoting and building an ethnically and culturally diverse workforce.
·      Experience in change management and the evolution of organizational culture.
·      Demonstrated ability to engage others in addressing and resolving complex issues efficiently and effectively.
·      Superior analytical skills to successfully manage projects and resources.
·      Exceptional relationships with a deep network of social change leaders.
·      Deep understanding of the philanthropic sector and experience crossing sector boundaries to drive impact.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
The COO should embody the following personal characteristics:

·      Excellent communicator with people at every level, a leader and bridge builder.
·      Passion for the mission and goals of the organization.
·      Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation.
·      Is both proactive and operational; can initiate new ideas/relationships while keeping our fast moving train on the tracks.
·      Ability to work well under pressure and adapt easily to changing situations and priorities. Good judgment and consensus building skills.
·      Both a driver and a doer.
·      Values diversity.
·      Sense of humor

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree is required. An MBA is highly desirable.

COMPENSATION: An attractive compensation and benefit package will beprovided to the successful candidate.

How To Apply
Please email resumes to:

Azzani Search Consultants
tazzani@azzanisearch.com

New York, NY

Grants Manager, TCC Group

The Organization
TCC Group is a Certified B Corporation, founded in 1980, that provides management consulting and planning services to the social sector.  Our mission is to develop strategies and programs that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, philanthropies, and corporate citizenship programs to achieve social impact.  Our core services are strategy; foundation, program and grants management; capacity building; and evaluation.  We help clients devise strategies, implement programs, evaluate progress and outcomes, and make ongoing improvements so that they can better achieve social impact.TCC Group has a staff of 30 professionals, headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco and Philadelphia.

We work in teams of consultants that are assembled to reflect the client’s consulting needs and staff’s areas of expertise.  All of our consultants have at least a Master’s degree as well as practical experience working in nonprofit organizations and philanthropies.  We are critical thinkers, effective communicators, skilled facilitators, and insightful strategists.  We work with organizations of various sizes and lifecycle stages, in a range of sectors such as arts and culture, health and human services, education, environment, youth development, policy and advocacy, and public administration, to name a few.

Position Overview
About our Grants Management Services

TCC Group provides a range of management services for a number of corporate clients.  For these clients we serve as the primary grants manager, handling all grant administration and basic operational needs for foundation and corporate philanthropic giving.  We are the primary point of contact for grantseekers and the de facto staff for these clients with no professional grantmaking program or administrative staff.  We provide a range of services, customized for each client’s needs.  As part of our grants management services we lead and implement multiple processes including:

•Planning and implementation: including process development and protocol; systems and tools set up; legal and technical compliance; timing and logistics support; core criteria development, and ongoing project management;

•Application development and processing: including developing templates for applicants, managing proposal intake and tracking, coordinating follow up with applicants, and trouble-shooting as necessary for clients and grant seekers to ensure successful application processes

•Review & Due Diligence: including reviewing applications for eligibility and compliance, conducting financial and reputational due diligence on prospective grants, designing and facilitating grant review meetings, scoring and providing preliminary recommendations as needed.

•Approval: including managing various approval level and logistics related to committee meetings, development of dockets for review, facilitating committee meetings, conducting necessary follow up, and drafting award announcements.

•Payment: including overseeing grant payment processes to ensure accuracy ; complete financial document packages prepared for internal storage and auditing; and working with appropriate client contacts to ensure timely payment and reporting needs are met.

•Reporting & Storytelling: Including ensuring timely completion of grantee reports, synthesizing key data points, and supporting overall monitoring, evaluation and communications efforts for grant portfolios.

About the Position

TCC is currently seeking an experienced and versatile professional to play a lead role in our grants management work.  The position requires a mix of expertise in project and grants management as well as detailed oriented administration. The Grants Manager will be working as part of a client services team, and will be in direct communications with clients and grant seekers. The position demands extreme detail orientation, as well as exceptional client relations, discretion, and familiarity with nonprofit due diligence. This person must also be able to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines with the highest degree of professionalism and judgment. This position requires a hands-on analytical, detail-oriented, self-motivated manager who is able to effectively oversee all aspects of our clients’ grants operations. He or she must be able to meet our clients competing needs while also applying field wide best practices to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our grantmaking services. This individual should have experience managing others as need, as well as working independently.

Responsibilities

This position oversees and implements all grants management functions, including:

Grants administration:

•Conducting ongoing grants administration as described above

•Reviewing, analyzing and summarizing grant proposals for board review; preparing grant write-ups for board dockets

•Implementing and maintaining grants management software that follows clients’ work processes while balancing the needs of program and accounting staff and regulatory compliance; assuring integrity of data

•Negotiating and facilitating sensitive issues in the grant-making process using the utmost levels of discretion

•Providing links between program, finance, information technology and other administrative staff so that all grants activities are smoothly implemented

•Training staff on both grants procedures and grants management software

•Drafting and updating grants management manuals

•Identifying professional development and training opportunities for staff and self

•Developing and overseeing standard terms and conditions for grant award letters, agreements and contracts

•Undertaking special projects as assigned or initiated

Project Management:

•Providing day-to-day project management with project manager and review team, as appropriate and as needed

•Developing and monitoring project work plans and budgets

•Supervising the project work of administrative assistants and grants reviewers

Client Relations:

•Developing and maintaining exceptionally strong relationships with clients, including email and telephone communication, and in-person meetings

Governance:

•Supporting planning of board and committee meetings, in conjunction with foundation leadership (developing agendas, preparing dockets, etc.)

•Taking minutes at board and committee meetings, as needed•Ensuring compliance with clients’ by-laws

Finance:

•Working with clients’ on matters relating to 990s, audits, etc.

•Ensuring compliance with IRS regulations and foundation’s legal requirements for all grants and programs

Desired Skills/Background

Education:

•Bachelor’s degree required

Grants Management Experience

•Knowledge and application of best practices in grant making

•Familiarity with accounting procedures and processes for structuring grants

•Understanding of current IRS regulations related to grantmaking

•Knowledge of grants management software and information technology skills

Management and Communications skills:

•Exceptionally strong client relations skills, especially experience working with grantmaking committees and boards

•Ability to communicate technical, budgetary and program details to clients, grantees and applicants

•Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to manage and motivate team members

•Demonstrated experience in formulating and implementing policies and procedures

•Ability to design and implement effective workflow processes and procedures

•Capability to foster an atmosphere which recognizes and respects cultural and individual differences

Professional Experience:

•A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in grants management.

•Experience using grants management software.

•Experience working directly with foundation boards and/or grants committees

Qualifications:

•Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

•Excellent attention to detail, strong project management skills and ability to meet deadlines

•Ability to manage multiple complex tasks and maintain composure under demanding conditions

•Ability to prioritize work at hand

•Proven problem-solving skills and a focus on solutions

•Flexibility in approach and willingness to adapt when necessary

•Proactive and action-oriented personality; strong sense of pace and urgency

•Ability and experience working productively and proactively both independently and as part of a team

•Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Internet search engines and databases. Technologically savvy with ability to learn new programs quickly

How To Apply
Please submit a resume and a cover letter for the “Grants Manager” position at https://jobs-tccgrp.icims.com/.No telephone calls, please. TCC Group is an equal opportunity employer.
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