New York, NY

Program Officer, Francophone West Africa, Foundation for a Just Society

The Organization
Foundation for a Just Society (FJS) envisions a world without discrimination — where people are equally valued regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, economic status, or sexual orientation. Through direct grantmaking, capacity building, strategic communications, and leadership in philanthropy, we advance the human rights of women, girls, and LGBTI people globally — with particular focus in Central America, Francophone West Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and the US Southeast.

COMPENSATION + CULTURE

FJS offers relocation support, a competitive salary, excellent benefits, generous vacation, and a collegial working environment. We employ a small staff and are dedicated to promoting an environment of collaboration and work-life balance. FJS deeply values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented backgrounds, including gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Position Overview
The Program Officer will serve as the key point of contact for organizations in Francophone West Africa (particularly Burkina Faso and Senegal) seeking funding, reviewing grant requests, managing a diverse portfolio of grants, evaluate regional grantmaking strategies, and manage an in-country Francophone West Africa regional consultant. The Program Officer will contribute to the implementation of our grantmaking, capacity building, strategic communications, evaluation and monitoring programs. This position requires international and domestic travel. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, analytical, highly adaptive, technologically savvy, an independent problem solver, meticulous, collegial, and thrives in a dynamic environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct Grantmaking

  • Contribute to the development of in-depth knowledge and strategic analysis of assigned regional area(s), including current issues and key resource people and organizations, and a clear understanding of how they fit into our Theory of Change.
  • Oversee all stages of grantmaking in regional portfolio(s), including solicitation, due diligence, assessment and evaluation, recommendations for funding, docket writing, and presentation to the executive director and Board of Directors.
  • Monitors grant implementation and evaluates performance, including following up on grantee inquiries and site visits.
  • Prepare internal status reports and contributes programmatic analysis for the program team and Board of Directors.
  • Attends Board Meetings to present recommendations and provide information and updates; interacts with the Board of Directors throughout the year.
  • Recruit and manage external consultant resources.
  • Adhere to foundation grant management system and grantmaking procedures, including preparation of all relevant documents.

Capacity Building

  • Field emergent capacity building requests from current grantee partners
  • Develop a field-level capacity building approach for regional portfolio(s)

Strategic Communications

  • Work with the communications team to build the communications capacities of grantee partners and the women’s and LGBTI rights fields.
  • Contribute to the advancement of our communications strategy, as guided by the communications team.
  • Act as an ambassador for the foundation to external audiences.

Leadership in Philanthropy

  • Contributes to developing grantmaking policies and programmatic collaborations that analyze regional issues, trends, best practices, lessons learned, and strategies pertaining to women’s and LGBTI rights and philanthropy
  • Represents the foundation professionally by responding to inquiries, attending meetings and conferences, and participating in collaborations and affinity groups.
  • Develops partnerships with other institutions to extend the impact of our grantmaking.
  • Works with our program team to contribute to the design and implement overall learning, monitoring and evaluation plans for the grantmaking program and each proposal recommended for funding.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrated commitment to and deep alignment with our vision, values, and Theory of Change
  • Deep understanding of intersectional justice work, with an emphasis on the leadership of women and LGBTI people from marginalized communities.
  • Knowledge, of, passion for, and firm grounding in grassroots and global women’s and LGBTI rights movements, particularly in our priority regions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; clear understanding of how to research an issue area and effectively communicate findings.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic and analytical thinking and planning with a strong attention to detail.
  • Experience moving a project from conceptualization to completion, including the coordination of planning and logistics for meetings and convenings.
  • Experience working as an effective member of a highly collaborative team and independently.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS required, Master’s degree highly preferred.
  • Minimum 5–10 years of professional experience in women’s and LGBTI rights work in Francophone West Africa (particularly at a grassroots level) and in the field of philanthropy.
  • French fluency
  • Excellent research, written and oral communication skills
How To Apply
Email a concise and compelling cover letter, two relevant writing samples, and your resume in one PDF to jobs@fjs.org by September 30, 2016. Please include “FWA Program Officer – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

All applications must be received via email. No phone inquiries please.

New York, NY

Senior Portfolio Associate, Evaluation, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

The Organization
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation champions economically disadvantaged youth. We partner with other investors to expand programs with compelling evidence in order to help more vulnerable young people become successful adults. EMCF makes large, long-term investments in programs that have demonstrated their effectiveness and potential for growth. We invest on the basis of sound business planning, aggregate growth capital to implement such plans, and hold grantees accountable for executing their plans by tracking their performance. Our investments help build the evidence and organizational capacity grantees need to improve, expand and sustain their operations at greater scale. For more than four decades, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has sought to uphold the values that inspired the Clark family to create it.  In our work with grantees and with each other, EMCF and its staff strive to live up to and put into action five core values: humility, belief in people, pragmatism, trust and high standards.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Director of Evaluation and Learning (“the Director”), the Senior Portfolio Associate, Evaluation is an exempt level position that supports and helps develop a portfolio of investments in youth-serving organizations that result in increased positive opportunities for economically disadvantaged youth. The Senior Portfolio Associate’s role includes partnering with the Director to design, execute, and support learning from program evaluations conducted on portfolio grantees and assessments the Foundation conducts on its own work. The Senior Portfolio Associate is also responsible for supporting relationship management, working closely with youth-serving organizations, reporting on performance and leading key projects relevant to the foundation’s strategic priorities.

Primary Responsibilities[1] include but are not limited to the following:

Grantee and Foundation Evaluation (approximately 50%):

  • Support Blue Meridian partners with evaluation related questions that arise during due diligence and investment management processes.  Also support the portfolio team and Blue Meridian during grantee evaluation plan development and performance tracking.
  • Manage the PropelNext portfolio’s Developmental and Impact evaluation efforts. Become an integrated member of the PropelNext team and bridge its learnings on quality improvement to the Youth Development Fund’s portfolio team and Blue Meridian Partners as appropriate.
  • Work with the Director to develop internal capacity to support grantee continuous quality improvement efforts.
  • Oversee the progress of grantee conducted program evaluations, and with the support of the Director and the portfolio team ensure progress remains on track.
  • Ensure evaluation consultants and vendors are in alignment with EMCF’s investment approach, provide EMCF grantees with excellent treatment and add value for the Foundation.
  • Assess grantee progress on building evidence, comparing current tracking results against the levels of effectiveness and evaluation plans.
  • With the support of the Director, develop agendas for the Evaluation and Advisory Committee (EAC), helping to ensure high quality meetings that are well integrated with EMCF investment management and evaluation and learning needs. Coordinate internal initiatives to track the level of effectiveness and comparative performance of grantees programs.

Supporting a Grantee Relationship (approximately 30%):

  • With senior team members’ direction, guidance and collaboration, and aligned with the Foundation’s theory of investment, operating principles, performance behaviors and investment management plans, ensure excellent relationship management with grantees that integrates financial sustainability, evaluation and growth plans.
  • Contribute toward grantees receiving excellent relationship management and support from the Foundation.  Lead quarterly reporting processes and support the development of financial sustainability plans, evaluation plans and strategic growth plans in coordination with external consulting partners.
  • Earn and maintain the respect of grantees; be a trusted point of contact with grantee management teams and a supporting resource for strategy development, refinement, and implementation, performance management and other activities.
  • As requested, participate productively in business planning; facilitate sharing high-quality and timely information within the Foundation and support the program team’s advancement of investment decisions.
  • Design, participate in and sometimes facilitate grantee meetings, strategy sessions and performance reviews.
  • Take ownership of grantee Investment Management Plans, ensuring documents are current and reflect the team’s perspective on grantee performance, risks and potential future investment tracks, and authentically and adequately capture the grantees’ current strategic position.
  • Contribute to the production of high-quality progress reviews and board updates.
  • Help craft performance milestones with grantees that reflect alignment of the Foundation and grantees interests and chart a roadmap for success.

Project Management (approximately 10%):

  • Manage projects and initiatives critical to the Foundation successfully implementing its overall strategy and its grantmaking efforts.
  • Develop project plans, manage internal and/or external teams to accomplish project deliverables, and prepare written and oral presentations for the program team and other senior team meetings.
  • Under the Director’s guidance, manage the design and execution of grantee program evaluations and Foundation program assessments.

Other (approximately 10%):

  • Interact and support, as needed, other areas of the Foundation’s work, including other program teams, Blue Meridian Partners, Finance, Human Resources, IT and Communications.Perform other responsibilities and duties consistent with the achievement of Foundation goals.

Qualifications

The Senior Portfolio Associates, Evaluation, must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to represent the Foundation externally in alignment with its core values and culture. They should be passionately driven by issues affecting young people and social justice, and have the capacity to work with diverse peers, trustees, consultants, advisers, grantees and communities. They must also have/be: An experienced project manager with a demonstrated track record in program impact evaluations, analysis and program management is required.  Experience building and maintaining performance measurement systems, and knowledge of youth development field or experience working the public sector is desired.

An undergraduate degree and at least 7-10 years of professional experience in finance, management consulting, or a related field in the private or public sector is required; an advanced degree in business administration, public policy, or law is preferred. A strategic and highly rigorous professional approach, balanced by a flexible and empathetic demeanor that is responsive to the needs of grantees, teammates and others. Able to develop strong grantee relationships, while remaining objective and committed to meeting established goals.

Superior quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, with demonstrated ability to conduct and synthesize timely, thorough and objective analyses of organizations in areas such as leadership, finances, programs, and operations.  Must be comfortable with analyzing disparate and even contradictory information.

Skilled at thinking independently while carefully considering and engaging colleagues’ points of view. Sound judgment and the ability to use discretion, seek input and feedback, listen well and make sometimes difficult decisions independently while understanding the need for collaboration and leadership’s endorsement of final results. Results-oriented with a track record of charting a clear course of action that requires both multi-disciplinary and complex team delivery with the measurement of results against goals.

Experience in managing and organizing projects and priorities through time sensitive and at times short deadlines while maintaining a strong attention to detail, a positive attitude and producing effective, professional and timely results; able to contribute as a lead or participant. Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to speak up and present in group settings that may include senior executives and boards of directors, as well as to draft agendas, letters and memoranda, assist with document and report content, and produce and proofread materials.

Strong computer skills with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to master new software quickly; experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint is a plus.A professional yet genial demeanor required.Able to travel approximately 15% of work time.

Salary & Benefits

Salary falls between the high $80’s to mid-$90’s. Total compensation includes a base salary, commensurate with knowledge, skill and experience, and the potential for an annual incentive award. The Foundation offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 403b retirement plan with employer contributions and generous time off.

[1] This is a guide to the primary responsibilities of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and work environment conditions.  

How To Apply
For consideration, applicants must include: resumes, cover letters and salary requirements sent to EMCFcareers@emcf.org, being sure to include “SPA – Evaluation” in the subject line. No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. 

Seattle, WA

Chief Executive Officer, Philanthropy Northwest

The Organization
For the past 40 years, Philanthropy Northwest has served a diverse group of philanthropic organizations in a core six-state region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming), and beyond. Philanthropy Northwest – a learning network and membership organization that is one of the nation’s 33 regional associations of grantmakers – helps philanthropists work together across geography, culture, race and wealth to improve communities in the Northwest. Philanthropy Northwest supports its members and partners by providing educational programming, high-quality networking opportunities, information on emerging public policy issues facing the sector, facilitation of collaborative efforts and access to the best resources available to support effective philanthropy.

Position Overview
Philanthropy Northwest seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to work closely with the Board, staff, and key stakeholders to advance the organization’s mission, provide strategic leadership, ensure the development and delivery of innovative member programs, refine and revisit the business model, and integrate various activities of the organization to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Identifying opportunities to position Philanthropy Northwest as a partner for funders to help realize their goals will also be important as part of ensuring a sustainable capital base for the organization. Collaborating with a wide variety of individuals and organizations while managing a very talented staff and sophisticated operation will not only be critical to the new CEO’s success, but also bring joy for the right person in realizing the organization’s values and aspirations throughout the Northwest – and nationally.

How To Apply
Philanthropy Northwest has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://www.the360group.us/PNW_CEO_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 Thursday, September 29, 2016.

New York

Corporate Consultant, TCC Group

The Organization
TCC Group is a social impact consulting firm committed to helping diverse social actors strengthen and scale their work.  We are committed to addressing complex social problems by heightening our clients’ understanding of their collaborative role in society.  A Certified B Corporation founded in 1980, we provide an array of services to nonprofits, foundations and corporate citizenship programs that include strategic planning and program development, foundation and grants management, landscape research and organizational assessment, evaluation and organizational learning, and capacity building.

Position Overview
TCC Group is looking for a consultant with healthcare experience to join the corporate team and be the project manager for a major healthcare client with multiple programs that are managed by TCC. Responsibilities TCC is currently managing multiple projects for a major healthcare client.  The corporate consultant would be the primary contact for this client, overseeing and managing all of the projects.  This work will include but not be limited to:

  • Developing and refining workplans as projects progress
  • Ensuring adequate staffing of projects; recruiting and training as necessary
  • Managing project budgets
  • Communicating with the client on a regular basis and being the main contact for the client
  • Ensuring the professional development of reports and presentations and all client deliverables
  • Presenting with the client and/or for TCC at conferences and events

We anticipate that this person will also help the corporate team develop its outreach to potential new clients in the healthcare field, and assist with the development of thought leadership and marketing materials. Desired Skills/Background

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in a relevant field strongly preferred

Experience

  • 5-7 years’ work experience
  • Experience in a health-related field; interest/experience in HIV/AIDS a plus
  • Strong project management experience
  • Account management experience; Experience working with clients
  • Supervisory experience
  • Consulting experience ideal but not required

Skills

  • Highly organized
  • Strong customer service and people skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proactive
  • Writing skills; Strong communicator
  • Proficient with work plans and project management tools
  • Ability to develop compelling PowerPoint reports and creative visual images
  • Comfortable with numbers and budgets; Excel

Salary Commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package.

How To Apply
Please submit a resume and a cover letter for the “Corporate Consultant” position at https://jobs-tccgrp.icims.com/ No telephone calls, please.  TCC Group is an equal opportunity employer. Each position at the firm is filled by the best­ qualified applicant available.  The firm does not discriminate against employees or applicants on any legally protected basis, including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status, age, or disability which does not interfere with an individual’s ability to perform the essential functions of his or her job position with or without reasonable accommodation.  The firm will provide equal opportunities in hiring, promotions, wages, benefits and other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  It is our policy to encourage promotion from among present employees, subject to the application of the best-qualified employee.

Troy, MI

Managing Director of IT, 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 nationally in arts & culture, education, environment, health, human services, as well as community development in Detroit. The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters is located in Metro Detroit.  The modern LEED Platinum facility is anchored by a 19th century farmhouse and a new expansion that houses both a cafeteria and a convening center. Kresge also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district. The Kresge Foundation offers a competitive total compensation package including health, employer-paid dental and vision, basic life insurance, short- and long-term disability, generous paid time off, and an attractive 401k plan with employer match and a 10% employer contribution.  We also provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily for a nominal charge, robust professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.  Kresge promotes and supports a healthy and green work environment and encourages intellectual curiosity as we embrace and live out our values of creativity, respect, opportunity, partnership, and stewardship.

Position Overview
Available Position: Managing Director of Information Technology
The Managing Director of Information Technology (IT) provides strategic and operational leadership for the development and coordination of information technology needs of the foundation. In conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Executive Team and the IT Steering Committee, the Managing Director of IT is responsible for developing, implementing and supporting the short and long-term IT goals, policies and procedures and ensuring the security of IT systems. The Managing Director of IT will partner with the various departments of the foundation regarding IT needs that support all business units in meeting their objectives. This position reports to the Vice President/CFO and manages all IT employees. Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Establish and maintain end-to-end strategic alignment of technology initiatives with foundation objectives.
  • Provide strategic and operational direction for identification, planning, prioritization, design, implementation, maintenance, and support of all applications and systems. Ensure that IT applications, systems, processes and staff are operating in compliance with appropriate standards.
  • Ensure the security of the foundation’s network, data and system resources. Engage with the foundation’s business continuity committee to support the continuity plan.
  • Lead, develop, and engage a high performing IT team, including outsourced staff. Coach and mentor team members, and create meaningful opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Lead IT Steering Committee to prioritize IT related projects at a senior management level.
  • Partner with the foundation departments to identify technology needs; accountable for providing exceptional customer service for support and maintenance needs, etc.
  • Ensure that all foundation staff are properly trained and proficient in relevant technology.
  • Work with senior management and finance to ensure that IT costs and schedules are accurately budgeted and controlled: projects, applications, infrastructure, and staff.
  • Maintain relationships with IT colleagues at other foundations as well as active roles in networking groups.
  • Perform additional duties and special projects 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 or equivalent work experience.
  • 10 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 years of experience managing internal and outsourced Information Technology personnel.
  • Experience in developing strategic plans for technology.
  • Experience in working with business partners in aligning business processes and technology solutions.
  • Experience in social, mobile, analytics, and cloud based applications for the enterprise.
  • Ability to present technical data in a comprehensive, yet clear easy to understand manner.
  • Experience in Microsoft and various technology solutions.
  • Experience implementing and managing complex applications and databases; experience in project management.
  • Experience managing information technology infrastructure.
  • Ability to develop and grow people in a stimulating and motivating environment.
  • Demonstrable honesty, integrity and credibility; ability to engender the trust and confidence of internal constituency and external partners.
  • Experience in data governance and reporting. Preferred Additional Skills:
  • Knowledgeable about the latest technology and its applications in the workplace.
  • Ability to communicate effectively is a must.
  • Extensive knowledge of the full spectrum of commercially available technology platforms and solutions.
  • Ability to quickly understand the benefit of new technologies and how these may impact current foundation practices.
  • Must be innovative, team-oriented, and able to balance critical thinking with execution.
  • In-depth understanding of philanthropy and how to improve its processes by applying technology to the problem.

How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume by September 23, 2016 to careers@kresge.org

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

Princeton, NJ

Senior Program Officer, Healthy Communities, Robert Wood Johnson Deadline

The Organization
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated to addressing the nation’s most complex health and health care issues. For more than 40 years RWJF has worked to address the problems that affect the health and health care of everyone in America. RWJF has taken bold steps to launch a vision to build a national Culture of Health with the goal to raise the health of everyone in our diverse society to the level that our great nation deserves, by placing well-being at the center of every aspect of life. This effort will take unprecedented collaboration and it is only through meaningful partnerships that a movement for better health will be realized to bring about the important change we all seek today and for generations to come.Creating a society that gives every person an equal opportunity to live the healthiest life they can—whatever their ethnic, geographic, racial, socioeconomic, or physical circumstance happens to be—is at the core of RWJF’s initiative to build a Culture of Health. RWJF is partnering with communities, policymakers, businesses, and others willing to find ways to identify, test and refine innovative solutions to one of the most pressing issues of our time. This requires calls for action within and across sectors—because progress in one area will advance progress in another. RWJF believes that America is at a transformational moment in health. If all the distinct issues across society that impact health can be connected through collaboration, the collective power can be harnessed to truly build a Culture of Health.

Position Overview
Reporting to the managing director of Healthy Communities, the senior program officer (SPO) will be focused on the Foundation’s efforts to create the conditions that allow communities and their residents to reach their greatest health potential. These initiatives focus on how local data, financing and policy and practice changes, coupled with multi-sector community leadership, can change community environments in ways that make it easier for people to be healthier.The SPO will play a critical role in Healthy Communities’ work to bring together and align the efforts of multi-sector stakeholders engaged in community transformation to improve health ranging from change agents in planning, transportation and community development to healthcare, the arts, the environment and education. Drawing upon experience in community change initiatives, with an on-the-ground as well as systems-level perspective of the successes and challenges associated these endeavors, the new SPO will provide intellectual and organizational leadership in designing and implementing new and on-going initiatives, evaluating proposals, monitoring programs and grants, learning from program investments and activities, and creating impact through dissemination of knowledge.With a passion for engaging program staff through coaching, mentoring, and targeted learning opportunities, the successful candidate will be results-driven and is expected to hold an advanced degree (e.g. MBA, MA, MPH, MJ, MPP, JD) and 6+ years of relevant experience; terminal degree or equivalent experience preferred. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for the education requirements. The ideal candidate possesses extensive experience (7-10 years) plus proven leadership potential and will be recognized in a field for a specific area of knowledge related to community change, including experience in one or more of the current focus areas of the Healthy Communities’ work: shifting mindsets and expectations toward a broad definition of health; data for community action; policies and practices that promote health equity; and financing for healthier communities.A strategic thinker, s/he will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and will take a thoughtful approach to collaboration and community and partner engagement. Impeccable verbal and written communication skills are required with the interest and competence to interact with a constituency of individuals from broad and diverse backgrounds, including internal leadership, and external partners and high-level stakeholders, on a range of complex issues.

How To Apply
Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your interest, as well as the reasons why you are best suited for the position and would be a valuable addition to the Healthy Communities team. Applications, along with how you learned of the position, should be sent to: info@talentcitizen.com. Please use the subject line: RWJF-SPO-HC. You may also apply directly at http://talentcitizen.com/tc_active_searches/rwjf-spo-hc/.

Hartford, CT

Education Investments Officer, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Organization
Drawing upon many years of investment in educational initiatives, input from educational and community leaders across the region and state, and extensive data analyses, the Hartford Foundation has established the education of children and youth, ages 0-18, as one of its highest priority in its strategic plan.  Building on and leveraging lessons learned through our After-school, Brighter Futures, and Community Schools initiatives to support student success throughout Greater Hartford, we are committed to data-driven decision making and true community engagement in our work.

Position Overview
The Foundation is seeking an accomplished leader with significant experience in K-12 education to support the continuing development of our work in K-12 education and education reform in the context of a broader 0-18 educational strategy encompassing early childhood strategies, use of dynamic data tools, policy action, and resource development, among other work.The individual filling this position also will participate in the Foundation’s many other areas of work promoting education reform. He or she will be expected to make innovative and strategic use of a broad array of tools available to foster change, including planning grants, project grants,  and partnerships with organizations whose work directly corresponds with the Foundation’s funding priorities.

Major Responsibilities:
• Lead research and development of educational leadership initiatives, engaging superintendents of schools and multiple other prospective partners in planning and execution of mutually developed strategies.
• Work with Director on development and management of school/community/family partnerships to enhance educational outcomes throughout Greater Hartford’s eight Alliance Districts.
• Lead all emerging work in the area of school districts’ culturally responsive practice.
• Lead all current partner capacity building initiatives.
• Share in collective responsibility for reaching annual investment and strategic goals.
• Contribute to the education team’s development of criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of its portfolio and participate in the evaluation of the results.
• Represent the Foundation on internal and external committees, task forces, and partnerships to contribute to improving Greater Hartford students’ education outcomes and to effectively communicate the Foundation’s mission, education strategies and goals.
• Research new models and practices in education and regularly develop related briefs, analyses, strategy papers, grant recommendations and other written materials.
• Share in the collective responsibility of policy advocacy work.Requirements:
• Demonstrated commitment to education reform and a passion for student and schools’ success.
• Proven mastery of a significant body of knowledge related to K-12 education, along with a portfolio of measurable accomplishments.
• A minimum of 7+  years of experience designing, leading and evaluating strategies and programs to improve students and schools’ education outcomes.
• Successful senior-level experience developing and delivering leadership development.
• Track record of managing multiple priorities to produce high quality results as promised.
• Proven ability to contribute to the success of diverse teams as well as to work independently with minimal supervision and guidance
• Earned reputation for innovating, serving as a thought leader, strategic focus, building consensus and commitment, engaging constituents as co-creators, and delivering promised results.
• Strong presentation, listening and communication, writing and negotiation skills.
• Optimism, sustained high energy and initiative, curiosity, creativity, impeccable professional ethics, and a reputation for engaging and inspiring others.
• Master’s Degree in Education or related area required; advanced degree preferred. The Education Investments Officer will report to the Director of Education Investments.

How To Apply

To apply, please email your resume, along with a cover letter describing your interests and qualifications for this position, with your salary requirements to: ysantana@hfpg.org.  The Hartford Foundation is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer where diversity is critical to achieving our mission.Please visit our website:  www.hfpg.org

San Francisco, CA

Executive Director, Metta Fund

The Organization
Founded in 1998, Metta Fund was formed from the merger of Davies Medical Center with California Pacific Medical Center (a division of Sutter Health). The Fund is focused on improving health in San Francisco. Over the past nearly 20 years, the Fund has supported numerous nonprofits throughout the City that work in communities in great need. More recently, the Metta Fund Board is pursuing a strategy of catalytic philanthropy, an approach that focuses on broad impact and engaging a wide range of stakeholders to leverage investment and systemic change.

Position Overview
Metta Fund seeks a new Director to provide thoughtful strategic and operational leadership, promoting the fulfillment of Metta Fund’s mission, while helping the Board of Directors create a vision for the Fund’s catalytic philanthropy and its role in the community. The preferred candidate will have appropriate experience and skills to lead, manage, and advance Metta Fund’s initiatives, grantmaking, evaluation and civic engagement to advance the Fund’s mission in the short term and over the long term.

How To Apply
Metta Fund has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit this link 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 Monday, September 26th, 2016.

Memphis, TN

Director, Grantmaking and Capacity Building, Memphis Music Initiative

The Organization
MMI Overview:
Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth, local communities and Memphis’ musical legacy by broadening and strengthening existing music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporting youth-centered, community-based music programs. Our approach is three tiered. Through various unique interventions, MMI seeks to:

1) sustain existing in-school music engagement and expand instruction through partnerships with local musicians;

2) expand high-quality, out-of-school time school programs to reach more youth and remove barriers to youth engagement and participation;

3) support organizations that are providing music engagement enhance their sustainability and scale high quality programming.   From gospel to rock, soul to country, hip-hop to classical, the Memphis Music Initiative supports all forms of musical expression that have created a powerful musical legacy and tradition in Memphis.  Find out more about MMI at http://memphismusicinitiative.org

Position Overview
Job Description:
MMI is seeking an experienced leader in philanthropy and/or nonprofit work to head an innovative grantmaking and technical assistance program.  MMI is committed to enhancing both the programmatic strength and sustainability of key music engagement nonprofits in Memphis.  Our approach allows us to meet organizations where they are by offering a variety of customized interventions to take their operations and programming to the next level.  The Program Director will oversee:

1) grantmaking to all music program partners and

2) MMI’s Institute for Nonprofit Excellence, a technical assistance program designed to support the infrastructural development of MMI grantees, through its pilot year and beyond.

The Program Director will manage two Program Managers, who will manage the grantmaking and the Institute on a day-to-day basis. The ideal candidate is a self- directed, innovative thinker who can embrace MMI’s unique culture and grantmaking approach. The Program Director will be able to think outside of the box of traditional philanthropic organizations and think broadly about nonprofit organizational need. The Program Director will structure program efforts while leading a small team of program managers toward ensuring grantee success, and help inform MMI’s overall strategy in grantmaking and capacity building.  The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment where there is more freedom to change course, less pressure to stick to predetermined strategies, less directives from the top down, and more accountability to design a plan that best serves our grantees.  The right candidate will thrive in a culture that understands unrelenting advocacy for poor black and Latino youth. The Program Director will report to MMI’s Executive Director.  The position is based in Memphis, TN.

Key responsibilities:
Manage internal program focus, program quality and program evaluation; Ensure grantmaking and the Institute are on track to deliver its goals, and implement processes for continuous improvement. Oversee cash grantmaking portfolio of grantees; Work collaboratively with program managers to make recommendations about cash and in-kind grants; ensure program managers are properly overseeing the administration of grant funds. To support the Institute, build base of coaches, consultants, and candidates for term embedded resources for MMI grantee organizations; Source experts in areas of grantee need (ex. marketing, development, youth development strategies) to deploy as needed to grantees. Frame distinctive MMI strategy and approach to capacity building in organizations serving poor minority youth for outside audiences; Build approach into model that has potential to be replicated; develop case studies, speak at local and national meetings and events, and engage with other philanthropic organizations to share MMI approach but learn from the approach of other groups. Create formal and informal processes for continuous improvement; Monitor program and designs, with the help of a consultant, evaluate data collection and analysis to measure the results of MMI’s interventions; implement plans related to program and content creation; coordinate thinking sessions to react to data analysis and make program improvements; scan the philanthropic landscape for ideas and benchmarks. Brief MMI senior leadership on grantee progress, grantmaking strategies, and areas for new partnership and collaboration; Engage in strategic visioning with MMI leadership towards a robust future for the Institute and MMI’s overall operations  Lead team of two program managerso; Deliver high quality coaching and guidance to direct reports.

Required Competencies:
•  Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
•  Ability to identify appropriate points of delegation to staff,   consultants and other team members
•  Excellent planning, organizational, and supervisory skills
•  Comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds
•  Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with peers, and with other organizations and entities
•  Self-starter and self-reliant
•  Ability to work with nonprofit organizations at very different points in their lifecycles, and at different levels of functionality
•  Ability to be self-directed and advocate for innovative strategies
•  Passion and vision in regard to creating stronger communities through the arts

Qualifications:
•  Ten years’ professional experience
•  Minimum seven years experience working for at least two nonprofits, philanthropic, or nonprofit consulting organizations
•  Deep experience handling, or exposure to, all aspects of nonprofit organizations
•  Experience working with low income communities of color
•  Passionate about equity and access

Preferred Professional Experience:
•  Experience taking concept or pilot programs through their initial phases, leading evaluation and refining process
•  Experience working on a senior level with a wide berth of authority to make decisions regarding budget, program direction, staff management, and strategic shifts
•  Experience working with a range of nonprofit partners, addressing their challenges (funding, strategy, operations, etc.) and developing turnkey solutions
•  Experience using research, best practices, or respected exemplars to enrich and improve a program

How To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Director Search Committee to director@memphisismusic.org.  Please note that the Director must be based in our Memphis office; reasonable relocation assistance is available for the top candidate.

Augusta, ME

Program Officer I or II, Maine Health Access Foundation

The Organization
Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) is Maine’s largest statewide, private health care foundation, with a mission to promote quality health care, especially for those who are uninsured and underserved, and improve the health of everyone in Maine. MeHAF is an equal opportunity employer and seeks applicants who will contribute to the diversity of its staff. The MeHAF office is based in Augusta, and staff live in a variety of urban and rural communities in southern, central and coastal Maine.

Position Overview
The Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) is recruiting for a Program Officer I or II to join our dynamic team.The Program Officer develops, manages, and evaluates program activities including grants, policy research, technical assistance, information dissemination, and convening.

Position details:
This staff person will initially oversee MeHAF’s Thriving in Place and Substance Use program areas.  The ideal candidate is a strategic, creative thinker who is adept at cultivating collaborative relationships, and who brings skills that complement the MeHAF team.  Subject area expertise is desirable, but more important is the ability to plan, implement, and adapt while contributing to MeHAF’s ongoing organizational learning and development.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in a related field with three years experience or relevant Bachelor’s degree with five years related experience.

How To Apply
Interested applicants should review the full job description and send a cover letter and resume to Dani Kalian by September 9, 2016.  The position will remain open until filled.

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