New York, NY

Senior Director of Marketing, Human Rights Watch

The Organization
Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.

Position Overview
The Development and Outreach Department of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking highly-qualified applicants for the position of Senior Director of Marketing in the New York office. The Development and Outreach Department handles the fundraising and outreach activities of HRW. The Senior Director of Marketing oversees marketing, branding, and development operations. The Senior Director of Marketing reports to the Deputy Executive Director of Development and Global Initiatives based in New York.


1. Manage the Marketing Team, leading the development and implementation of the direct-response fundraising program (direct mail and digital);

2. Strategize and lead digital outreach and acquisition programs;

3. Oversee the Marketing team’s campaigns while leveraging data to continually optimize campaigns and ensure strong market coverage;

4. Manage Human Rights Watch’s global brand definition and exposition, including appropriate training, support and tools for global staff;

5. Ensure high quality and data led supporter care, development and upgrades;

6. Ensure clear Marketing budgetary and staff resource management and accountability, with a focus on effective expenditure of resources;

7. Lead the Development Operations team, responsible for running the Raiser’s Edge database and digital CRM;

8. Support and actively engage with Senior Leadership Team of Development and Outreach Department and work to provide strong, positive collegial support;

9. Work collaboratively across the organization with colleagues in program, communications and outreach;

10. Establish clear work plans for staff and communicate priorities clearly and effectively; and

11. Perform other duties and travel as may be required.


Education: A bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree in human rights, communications, philanthropy, or a related field is preferred.

Experience: A minimum of 8-10 years of work experience in modern high performance fundraising and/or marketing environments is required.

Related Skills and Knowledge:

1. Experience with online donor recruitment and retention, analytics set-up and monitoring, search and display marketing, and brand management is required.

2. Strong supervisory and leadership skills are required.

3. Experience in developing new markets for digital outreach and acquisition programs is required.

4. Ability to create and own business metrics and goals to determine what will move the needle is required.

5. Ability to be rigorous, think critically, ask probing, clear questions, and drive toward simple, practical solutions quickly is required.

6. Creativity, initiative, follow-through and excellent organizational skills are required.

7. Strong interpersonal skills with collegiality and good-humouredness in order to work collaboratively within HRW as well as with external partners are required.

8. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

9. An understanding of the global fundraising marketplace with extensive experience in delivery of international campaigns and/or events for non-profits is required.

10. Proven ability using analytics to inform and influence decision-making is required.

11. Digital experience with high interaction and partnership with Communication teams are strongly preferred.

12. Experience in international contexts and languages other than English is strongly preferred.

13. Ability to manage reputation risk and communicate from a values led position during crisis situations that may arise is required.

14. A commitment to social justice and incorporation of HRW’s values, vision, mission, and strategic priorities is preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Human Rights Watch seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW offers a relocation assistance package and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply
Please apply immediately or by 11:59 PM ET on November 30, 2016 by visiting our online job portal at No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.

Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento or San Diego, CA

Healthy Communities Outreach Strategy Program Manager, The California Endowment

The Organization
The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The Endowment’s Web site at

Position Overview
The Healthy Communities Outreach Strategy Program Manager is responsible for publicizing BHC strategy and accomplishments aimed at influencing and transforming other key aligned private and public systems, such as local and state health agencies in California, healthcare institutions and regional bodies with purview over health and health related systems. The outreach focuses primarily on key BHC concepts and strategies, including place-consciousness, inclusion, equity and healthy democracy, and will highlight BHC’s effectiveness in reducing structural barriers to health opportunity in local communities. The Manager is also responsible for disseminating to these key aligned institutions BHC’s narrative and the evolution of place based changes that has occurred throughout the BHC initiative. The Our BHC narrative will be targeted to key institutional leaders, influential decision makers, academics, policy think tanks, key media sources, and social media outlets.  The Manager, in collaboration with the Senior Vice Presidents and BHC Directors, will develop a multi-year Outreach Plan and bring outreach opportunities forward to the Healthy Communities Program manager team for review and discussion.

Position Responsibilities:

The position serves as a Program Manager on the Healthy Communities Team as a peer to the site-based Program Managers and will report to the Senior Vice President, Healthy Communities and be an integral part of the SVP’s strategy development team.  The Manager will attend Healthy Communities staff meetings, staff development sessions, Strategic Learning and Implementation Team gatherings, BHC retreats and convenings.  The Program Manager will be involved in making and monitoring grants to enhance outreach efforts and will participate in grant reviews. In this position, the Manager will:

  • In conjunction with the Director of Communications, Healthy Communities, lead the area of strategic outreach for the Healthy Communities team.
  • Work closely with the SVP and BHC Directors in the identification and review of outreach ideas and strategy.
  • Coordinate outreach work with relevant staff from the Healthy California team.
  • Identify potential outreach targets and develop strategic initiate relationships with them.
  • Report on contacts and seeks feedback about outreach strategies regularly from the Healthy Communities and Healthy California teams.
  • Bring the Endowment point-of-view on prevention and wellness as a way to educate and engage outreach partners.  Seeks out public speaking opportunities with outreach targets.
  • Prepares and presents written proposal summaries for various levels of the grant review process, including recommendations for approval or decline.
  • Participates in the grant-review process, evaluates written proposal summaries, and ensure grants under their review support The Endowment’s mission and strategic program area goals and objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experienced and skilled public speaker at the state and national level.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate concepts into actionable items.
  • Demonstrated relational skills, including tact and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and implement multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to travel frequently as part of job responsibilities.

Minimum Education:

  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Graduate degree in public health, public policy, education, nonprofit management, or a relevant discipline strongly preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience in a health care or related field (educator, administrator, advocate, or funder in the health field is required).
  • Experience conducting national outreach campaigns in public health or related field.
  • Experience communicating complex ideas such as structural racism, health equity, and implicit bias.
  • Working familiarity with national public health organizations such as NACCHO, APHA, ASTHO, state public health agencies and local public health agencies.
  • Experience influencing other sectors such as Chambers of Commerce, political caucuses, ethnic organizations, and media organizations.
  • Experience as a collaborator, facilitator, and/or change maker.
  • Relevant experience with concept, development, planning, and implementation of program and/or projects.
  • Relevant content knowledge and experience.
  • Relevant experience in advocacy and policy change.
  • Philanthropic exposure as a Board member, grant maker, or grantee.
How To Apply
Please access and complete our online application at: and include a cover letter detailing how you helped advance health and social change through your work experience.

Saint Paul, MN

Director of Investments, Minnesota Philanthropy Partners - The Saint Paul Foundation

The Organization
Minnesota Philanthropy Partners are The Saint Paul Foundation, Minnesota Community Foundation, F.R. Bigelow Foundation, Mardag Foundation and more than 2,000 charitable organizations and donor funds. Together we provide charitable and financial expertise, connections and services to help all people and communities in Minnesota thrive.

Position Overview
The investments team stewards the assets of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners and allied organizations. This experienced team has deep expertise in asset management services for foundations and nonprofit organizations.  The team works closely with investment committees and professional asset managers to ensure the long-term growth of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners and its affiliates. The director of investments is a senior member of a small team that invests $1.3 billion of charitable capital across multiple foundations, numerous portfolios/strategies and investment relationships. The director of investments represents and advances the organization’s mission, vision and values.

This position is responsible for:

Investment Manager Due Diligence and Monitoring

  • Write recommendations and share knowledge regarding markets and managers with vice president, investments team and investments committee.
  • Perform ongoing monitoring and due diligence on current investment managers.
  • Proactively source and evaluate minority owned and majority investment managers across broad range of asset classes; maintain pipeline of prospective managers.
  • Perform due diligence on prospective managers including analysis of investment strategy, track record, manager competitive advantages/weaknesses, risk management, operation, team strength, reference checks, review of audited and unaudited financial statements, and review of investment documents.

Portfolio Management

  • In conjunction with vice president, review economic trend data and stay current with general capital market developments.
  • Support strategic investment planning by performing asset class research and portfolio level analysis in support of asset allocation, portfolio construction and future investment commitments.
  • Oversee Individually Managed Funds and Financial Institution Partnerships portfolios including new manager due diligence, quarterly monitoring and additionally as needed, annual reviews and annual investment reporting to finance & operations committee.
  • Serve as member of Foundations’ retirement plan and charitable trust committees.  Monitor and perform due diligence on investment options as assigned.
  • Manage Administrative Fund’s short-term cash pool investments.
  • Research and develop perspective on mission investing.  Participate in assisting Foundations to develop approach to mission investing.
  • Initiate transfer of funds between investment managers to fund new managers, capital calls, grants, or reallocation of assets to maintain asset allocation target for assigned portfolios

Staff Assigned Investment Committees

  • Effectively support and collaboratively work with committee chair to develop annual committee work plan, meeting topics and agenda and provide appropriate leadership.
  • Provide overall committee meeting support including preparation of meeting agenda and materials, draft minutes and implement action items, etc.

Donor/Prospect Engagement

  • Meet with donors and prospects; present Foundations’ investment portfolios and investment strategy in conjunction with philanthropic services team.


  • Serve as back-up to investments operations for daily operations and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Actively participate in improving business processes and use of investment management software.
  • Assist with annual audit of financial statements; review draft investment footnotes and financial statements and assist in work plan preparation as required.
  • Develop and deliver ongoing investmenst training for new and existing employees.

Position requirements include:

  • Passion for institutional endowment investing
  • 10+ years of relevant experience working in investments within a foundation, endowment, family office, pension, fund of funds, wealth management or other investor or direct investment experience; familiarity with UPMIFA, donor advised funds, charitable trusts
  • Advanced degree and certification preferred (e.g., CFA, CAIA, MBA, CPA)
  • Strong understanding of and experience in capital markets, portfolio construction and management, asset allocation theory and modeling, alternative assets, benchmark analysis and performance measurement
  • Experience performing research and analysis on various investment topics and conducting manager due diligence and monitoring
  • Ability to present capital market opportunities/issues and investment managers to investments team and investments committees
  • Demonstrated sales/customer relations experience with donors and prospects, presenting investment portfolio and capital markets information
  • Curiosity and keen attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving analytic abilities
  • Self-starter with strong leadership, organizational, time management and people management skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and experience with investment management databases
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact, communicate, and collaborate with people from cultural backgrounds other than your own. The work of our organization changes as we continuously seek to have greater impact. All team members must be flexible and able to adapt to short- and long-term shifts in job duties.
How To Apply
We are committed to hiring individuals who contribute to the cultural diversity of our workplace. Our hiring decisions are guided by our equity value: embracing differences, seeking to eliminate racism and other forms of discrimination, and striving to create a workplace in which everyone matters.

To view a position profile and to apply online, visit our website at:

NY or DC

Communications Associate, Open Road Alliance

The Organization

The world is unpredictable. No matter how rigorous your planning, at some point events may throw you off script. Yet, the philanthropic financial market is not structured to deal with the unexpected. As a result, money is wasted and impact gets lost.

About Open Road

The world is unpredictable. No matter how rigorous your planning, at some point events may throw you off script. Yet, the philanthropic financial market is not structured to deal with the unexpected. As a result, money is wasted and impact gets lost.

To address this need, Open Road exclusively makes investments when a mid-implementation project encounters an unexpected roadblock or opportunity. We provide the necessary fast, flexible capital to help organizations overcome the frequent obstacles that threaten to derail impact. Through this strategy we seek to maximize both financial leverage and social return. Our strategy supports projects across all sectors and geographies.

In addition to cultivating our portfolio, we conduct research, generate data, share our learnings, and advocate amongst our peers. Our goal is to mainstream ‘managing risk’ as a ubiquitous concept in philanthropy. To accomplish this goal, we develop and disseminate best practices for the assessment and management of risk with the goal of protecting the integrity and impact of the original project.

Position Overview

Candidate Profile

We’re looking for an excellent writer and external-facing communicator with 4-5 years experience in non-profit, philanthropy, impact investing or a related sector. The ideal candidate will be confident, self-motivated, organized, and eager to join our passionate, impact-driven, and humor-loving team.

Position Summary

The Communications Associate will work directly with the Open Road team to manage and support the organization’s communications, research and advocacy initiatives, and general programmatic needs. The Communications Associate will be responsible for providing direct support and execution of advocacy initiatives and producing a variety of external-facing marketing and other communications. The Associate will also conduct research, produce digital content, manage Open Road’s website and other communications platforms, and provide additional programmatic support as outlined below.

For full information click to view the full JD including additional detail on position responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, and other information.

URL for ful job posting:


How To Apply


Scholarship Coordinator, Pittsburgh Foundation

The Organization
Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 13th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States. As a community foundation, our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation has approximately 2,000 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations, assets of more than $1.14 billion. Grantmaking from the funds benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond with more than 2,000 grantees receiving funding annually. The Foundation typically awards grants of more than $40 million each year. Grantmaking from the Foundation’s discretionary funds leverages a broad range of resources and enables the Foundation to be an important change agent for the region. Approximately 85 percent of all grant-making dollars stay within the Pittsburgh region.

Position Overview
The scholarship coordinator is responsible for the administration, execution and integrity of the Foundation’s scholarship program which consists of more than 300 scholarships totaling approximately $2.8 million in distributable income each year, as well as managing the grant process for the West Allegheny Physicians’ Association Fund. The scholarship coordinator will be a key member of the Grants Management team providing assistance to the grants manager and grants coordinator during peak and vacation times. The scholarship coordinator will work closely with the systems owner for the Foundation’s online scholarship platform, ensuring its effective use and implementation of best practices.

Essential Duties:


Responsibility and accountability for all scholarships once funds have been established and review committees have been staffed, with the exception of donor outreach and relations which are maintained by the scholarship associate when donor is still living.

  • Understand and communicate to colleagues and committee members IRS scholarship requirements, including suggesting and implementing policy and procedure changes as required.
  • Review all scholarship nominations to ensure legal compliance.
  • Review committee recommendations and committee structures to ensure compliance.
  • Serve as the main point of contact to high schools, colleges/universities, students and other interested parties regarding scholarship deadlines, application requirements, committee structures and grantmaking amounts.
  • Ongoing process analysis, improvement and updating of all scholarship-related standard operating procedures.
  • Work collaboratively with the scholarship associate to effectively manage administrative functions for all scholarship funds.
  • Provide guidance to scholarship associate when new scholarships are being designed to ensure a robust applicant pool.
  • Collaborate with scholarship associate to ensure renewable and multiyear scholarship recipients are engaged.
  • Provide timely updates to scholarship associate should a scholarship grant payment be returned by the school on a living-donor fund.
  • Assure data integrity and accuracy in all of the Foundation’s repositories of information.

Responsibility and accountability for management of the online scholarship portal, which includes:

  • Assisting students with inquiries.
  • Engaging scholarship committee members in use of portal for review purposes.
  • Managing the dashboard to ensure approval and declination of applications and declination correspondence where appropriate.
  • Monthly updates of the Foundation’s website to reflect new funds, changes to existing funds and applications.

Working closely with the system owner for the database by:

  • Collaborating with the full scholarship team to ensure all viable scholarships are migrated to the online portal.
  • Designing scholarship applications within the portal.
  • Providing technical support to colleagues and students.

Use of Granted Edge platform to process scholarship awards, which includes:

  • Creating scholarship grants.
  • Generating scholarship notification letters to students.
  • Encumbering scholarships once required paperwork is received.
  • Communicating with grants coordinator regarding volume, timing and correspondence for scholarship payments.
  • Tracking missing payments and request cancels/voids/reissues when required.
  • Manage scholarship committee records in the Raisers Edge platform, including creation and regular updates of committee records and members.
  • Responsibility and accountability for all paper-based applications, ensuring that communication to scholarship associate, scholarship committee members and other interested parties is undertaken. This includes:
    • Checking applications for completeness and eligibility.
    • Using technology to circulate applications/distribution of applications.
    • Communicating with scholarship committee members.
    • Scheduling committee meetings.<
    • Creating unique rating sheets to aid committee members in their selection process.
    • Acquire appropriate signature(s) of approval.
    • Provide project coordination and assistance to the grants manager.
    • Other duties assigned by grants manager.

West Allegheny Physicians’ Association:

Divide distributable income equally between committee members, notify physicians, collect recommendations, compile/distribute ‘mail ballot,’ notify physicians of unanimous agreement or lack of agreement. Send award notifications, grant agreements, and request letter of intent for use of funds from recipients. Release payment when conditions are met.

Grants Administration

  • Competence in and understanding of donor-advised grant process, which includes processing online requests through the Foundation’s portal.
  • Awareness and understanding of legal compliance requirements around donor-advised fund grants.
  • Provide position coverage to the grants coordinator during peak processing times and absences.


  • High degree of technological curiosity and competency.
  • High degree of competency in Microsoft suite of products, especially Excel.
  • Ability to manage a high-volume position with competing priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize work, manage time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Embrace change, innovational thinking and Continuous Improvement methodology.
  • Be a team player; approachable, open to suggestions and ideas from colleagues, be flexible, have a positive outlook and sense of humor.
  • Strong communication and customer services skills.
  • Be open to learning new skills and professional development opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field.
  • Expertise in data/database management.
  • High-level knowledge of Blackbaud suite of products, in particular Granted Edge platform
  • Knowledge of Foundant Grant Life Management platform.
  • Five to seven years of community foundation or nonprofit experience.>
How To Apply
Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Washington, D.C.

Senior Manager, Individual & Major Gifts, Partnership for Public Service

The Organization
A resolutely non-partisan organization, the Partnership for Public Service is devoted not to big government nor to small government but to government—to recruiting talented civil servants and creating workplaces that let them do their best for our country. The Partnership’s own high-quality workplace has won public recognition: it was designated one of the best places to work in DC in 2015 by The Washington Post and has been named for three years running to The Non-Profit Times’ Best Nonprofits to Work ForAnd the Partnership is not just an excellent workplace but an inclusive one—a place that fosters learning, collaboration, and respect. The organization actively recruits for diversity, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences play a key role in the mission of revitalizing government.

Position Overview
Today, the Partnership is seeking a Senior Manager, Individual & Major Gifts who can join its diverse workplace and contribute passionately to the organization’s mission. The Senior Manager will create and execute fundraising strategies to attract new donors and to increase support from the Partnership’s existing base of individual supporters. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Senior Manager is responsible for all stages of prospect and donor relationships, including research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. S/he uses creative techniques to identify potential new sources of support, establishes new methods for engaging and upgrading donors, serves as the primary point of contact for a defined portfolio, and orchestrates senior leadership and Board members to support major gift fundraising efforts. The Senior Manager plays a key role in building, sustaining, and increasing major donors’ support. The ideal Senior Manager will have:

  • At least 8 years of progressively responsible resource development and non-profit management experience, with specific experience in a major gifts fundraising role.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify new donor segments, broaden a donor base, and ultimately increase annual revenue.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with a variety of prospect identification tools and methods, including relevant public databases.
  • Record of successfully identifying and securing 5- and 6-figure gifts from individuals and family foundations.
  • Experience executing effective donor cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Background in volunteer management, including building trusting partnerships with Board members and with external stakeholders in an organization.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to using donor relationship management systems; knowledge of SalesForce is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in either Public Administration or Nonprofit Management is preferred.
How To Apply
DR is leading this search for the Partnership. For more information about the position, please see  or email inquiries and applications to

Please be sure that emails state where you learned of the opening.

Los Altos, CA

Program Officer, Organizational Effectiveness, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

The Opportunity

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation that is guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. The Foundation makes grants at the local, state, national, and international level, supporting innovative nonprofits to create meaningful impact across the globe.

For 2016, the Foundation expects to make grantmaking awards of approximately $300M to organizations working on the issues the founders cared about most: improving the lives of children, enabling the creative pursuit of science, advancing reproductive health, and conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems.

The Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness (OE) team seeks an experienced Program Officer to make grants, further strategy, advance the field of nonprofit leadership, and bring organizational and network effectiveness. The OE grantmaking team makes investments in Packard Foundation grantees to help build their core strengths and maximize their impact.

The Program Officer will work across two major Foundation grantmaking areas (Children, Families, and Communities and Local Grantmaking) as a trusted, knowledgeable expert and thought partner on issues of organizational effectiveness and capacity building.

Additionally, the Program Officer will have the opportunity to work closely with Foundation Trustees to support the Packard Foundation’s Board-directed Special Opportunities Fund, making grants (of approximately $7.5M per year) in a wide variety of subject areas and geographies.

Position Overview

Desired Skills and Experience

Candidates should have a minimum of ten years’ experience in the nonprofit organizational development field—as a service provider, a philanthropic advisor or practitioner, and/or as a local nonprofit leader who has managed foundation grants. Desirable assets include demonstrated and deep experience working within or consulting to nonprofits in the local Bay area.

While the role is programmatically agnostic, organizational development experience enhanced by experience and a focus on areas of early education, health policy, childhood nutrition, the arts, food and shelter, environmental education, or reproductive health is valued.

The role requires a bachelor’s degree and preferably, an advanced degree in organizational development, social sciences, or a related field. Fluency in Spanish and demonstrated and deep experience working within or consulting to nonprofits in the local (Bay) area will be valuable assets for consideration.

You may view the full position profile here.

How To Apply

To Be Considered

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered, please visit to submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role. Cover letters should be addressed to Melissa Merritt.

Atlanta, GA

Program Director, Racial Equity Leadership Network, Southern Education Foundation

The Organization
Founded in 1867 as the George Peabody Education Fund, the Southern Education Foundation’s (SEF) mission is to advance equity and excellence in education for all students in the South, particularly low income students and students of color.  SEF uses collaboration, advocacy and research to improve outcomes from early childhood to adulthood.  Our core belief is that education is the vehicle by which all students get fair chances to develop their talents and contribute to the common good. Learn more about SEF here:

Position Overview

Position Summary:

In 2017, the Southern Education Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies will launch an exciting new initiative; the Racial Equity Leadership Network an intense cohort-style fellowship for leaders from school districts in the South committed to equity-centered systems change as a solution to addressing racial and economic disparities. We are currently seeking a full-time, mid-level director to lead the design, implementation and evaluation of this strategy.


The key duties of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide content expertise and strategic input into the creation and evaluation of the network experience;
  • Oversight and management of budget;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with program participants and partners;
  • Implement a multi-tiered recruitment and communications strategy for the initiative;
  • Guide the design and implementation of an evaluation;
  • Prepare oral and written reports to evaluate progress, demonstrate success and attract resources;
  • Plan strategically for the sustainability of the initiative;
  • Serve as a thought leader on issues of racial equity, education achievement and/or evaluation; and
  • Perform administrative duties related to the program.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree or higher. Experience designing and leading the implementation and evaluation of leadership development programs.

Experience and/or expertise with education issues across the educational pipeline (P-12) and in the southern United States. Understanding of public school systems and complexities of system reform. Experience and/or expertise with racial equity issues.


  • Experience designing and implementing leadership development programs/initiatives;
  • Commitment to and experience working towards educational equity in the South;
  • Understanding of the complexities of educational leadership;
  • Strategic thinker who keeps in mind the “big picture” while attending to immediate duties;
  • Demonstrated ability to execute on tasks even in ambiguity;
  • Extremely well organized and detail-oriented; creates systems for tracking and managing lots of details;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Handles relationship and partnerships with diverse constituents with respect and maturity;
  • Embodies the values, beliefs, purpose and mission of the organization;
  • Displays a positive attitude and desire to be creative and innovative; and
  • Willingness and availability to travel regionally as much as 50 percent of the time.

Compensation: Excellent non-profit employee benefits and competitive salary commensurate with position and experience.

How To Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to: Emily Kelly, Program Assistant at Please include your last name and “Program Director” in the subject line. Applications due by November 21, 2016.

Manchester, ME

Executive Director, Maine Quality Counts

The Organization
Maine Quality Counts (QC) is an independent, multi-stakeholder regional health care collaborative dedicated to transforming health and health care in Maine. Formed in 2003 and incorporated in 2006, QC provides leadership, advocacy and support to transform health and health care by bringing together the people and organizations that need care, deliver care, and pay for care.  QC serves as a catalyst to achieve better health, introducing innovative models for health care, and building clinical and community connections to promote health care transformation.  Through the active engagement and alignment of people, communities, and health care partners, QC works toward a day when every person in Maine will enjoy the best of health and have access to patient-centered care that is uniformly high quality, equitable, and efficient. Specifically, QC prioritizes its work through a focus on aligning improvement efforts in the state; providing assistance to clinicians and practice teams improve health care quality; engaging patients and consumers; and integrating physical and behavioral health.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will work with the Board and staff to provide strategic vision and leadership; refine the organization’s programmatic strategy; cultivate relationships with key stakeholders; identify strategic opportunities to refine QC’s business model; and manage and nurture an exceptional staff team.  Additionally, the Executive Director will work to ensure that QC continues to fill a unique role in the state by serving as a neutral convener for multi-stakeholder efforts; serving as a “sense-maker” and providing clear and comprehensive information and resources related to the rapidly evolving health care landscape; and providing resources and support to advance health and health care quality in the state of Maine.

Ideally, the Executive Director will bring a depth of understanding of national and state-level issues related to both health and health care, including policy, clinical quality improvement, and payment reform, as well as content expertise in health and health care broadly and specific to the state of Maine. S/he will be a senior leader with extensive management experience leading teams and working with an engaged Board, as well as a track record of fundraising and the ability to cultivate lasting relationships with a wide spectrum of donors and partners.  Additionally, the ideal candidate will bring visionary leadership, personal gravitas, and charisma, balanced with servant leadership. S/he will have a strong external presence and have the ability to engage a broad range of stakeholders and partners across sectors and settings. Finally, s/he will bring a collaborative, collegial style that fosters an environment of respect, teamwork, and innovative approaches among a highly talented staff. A master’s degree in public health, health care; or health care management, or administration is required for application; the search committee particularly invites candidates with terminal degrees in medicine, health care, public health, or a relevant field to apply.

How To Apply
A complete position description and application instructions can be found at:

New York, New York

Chief Operating Officer, Step Up

The Organization
Step Up is a national nonprofit membership organization whose mission it is to propel girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. Step up leverages our professional women members who give back as donors, mentors and volunteers to make our local communities and the Step Up programs a success. We believe all girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and do so by inspiring women to inspire girls through programs that engage and connect.

Organization’s Values

Take Pride in Involvement. Be Inspired by and for Each Other. Take the Long View. Celebrate Success. Innovate. Take Action. Trust Teamwork. Amplify our Message.

Position Overview
The COO position provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. The COO manages what’s in front of us but also plans for what’s next.

Position Outcomes

A successful COO will achieve the following outcomes over the next two years:

  • Launch Step Up into 2 new cities, one in 2017 and one in 2018
  • Contribute thought leadership to the creation of next Strategic Plan (2020+)
  • Lead the significant change created by accelerated growth in the next 3 years through systematically upgrading Step Up’s financial, operational, IT and talent management infrastructure


Strategy, Vision and Leadership:

  1. Serve as a thought leader to the CEO on future visioning for Step Up: contribute heavily to the next Strategic Plan (2020+) by recommending alternatives and evaluating ideas such as mergers & acquisitions, licensing and delivery of programming via technology.
  2. Advise the CEO and other key members of senior management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters.
  3. Serve as the management liaison to the board and audit committee; effectively communicate and present critical financial matters at select board of directors and committee meetings.
  4. Design and implement a system for tracking and reporting on progress of the strategic plan
  5. Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in banking and lease negotiations.

Team Development/Leadership:

  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the finance and operations staff.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, oversee annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.
  • Lead, mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.


  • Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual budget process.
  • Ensure the adherence to and execution of the strategic plan, delivering status reports to the board and staff.
  • Provide analytical support to Step Up’s internal management team including development of internal management reporting capabilities.
  • Improve administrative and operational services (included but not limited to: timekeeping/HR management, 401K plan, grants tracking, payroll, accounts payable, and IT infrastructure)
  • Bridge national and regional operations, ensuring accomplishment of annual goals


  • Proven experience as COO or relevant role
  • Bachelor’s mandatory, a master’s in business administration is preferred
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in a senior management role ideally with both external audit and in-house financial management experience gained in a high-growth organization
  • Experience either as an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization; must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting regulations
  • Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Interest in and ability to contribute to an environment of inclusion and belonging through experience, knowledge, and skills
  • Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise
  • Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, Step Up’s board of directors, and staff
  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker
  • Committed to improving the life experiences and outcomes for all women and teen girls


This is a full-time salaried position with medical, dental and vision insurance benefits. Step Up also offers a 401k. Salary commensurate with experience. All full-time employees qualify for paid time off including vacation, sick and all national holidays.

How To Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Angie Franchino at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Step Up is not just an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building local and national teams that represent the communities we serve and to consistently improving our ability to create inclusive and equitable spaces for our teens, our members and our staff.

No phone calls please. Step Up will contact all candidates whom we wish to interview.

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