Washington, DC

President and CEO, Trust for America's Health

The Organization
As one of the nation’s leading public health advocacy organizations, the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. Since its founding in 2001, TFAH has been at the forefront of developing and advancing policies to improve the public health system.

TFAH’s strategic agenda focuses on ensuring and strengthening sufficient and sustained resources for an improved core public health system; improving the integration of the public health and health care systems to achieve better results in reducing health problems and delivering value-based results; and building partnerships and collaboration across sectors to promote effective approaches to address the social determinants of health. The organization is deeply committed to working to close the health gaps across racial, ethnic, geographic, and economic disparities. TFAH has built an exceptional reputation by defining a vision for a new era of public health – bringing together incisive, science-driven analyses with innovative, yet pragmatic, ideas for policy change. The organization regularly issues a hallmark set of high-visibility issue reports that have redefined and advanced public health issues; convenes top experts and partners with diverse views on issues to rethink and advance priority areas; builds partnerships and coalitions to achieve mutually-beneficial goals; and serves as a strong, credible, non-partisan “go to” thought-leader on public health issues for policymakers, media, partners, and the public.

Position Overview
TFAH seeks a new President and CEO to advance the vision of a prevention-oriented health system toward the goal of improving the health of all Americans. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the new President and CEO will be an experienced, inspirational leader who brings a demonstrated record of accomplishment in health or related fields. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with a grounded approach to evidence-based policy development and who has the vision, gravitas, charisma, and communications-skills to serve as a national leader and spokesperson for TFAH and the field of public health. The position requires the ability to build and implement a strategic vision while also acting nimbly to meet emerging and evolving opportunities. Finally, the President and CEO must be able to maintain relationships and balance the concerns of a diverse range of partners and sectors.

How To Apply
This search is being conducted by Allison Kupfer Poteet, Carolyn Ho, and Cara Pearsall of the national search firm Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. More information about TFAH can be found at www.healthyamericans.org. A complete position description and application instructions can be found at: www.nonprofitprofessionals.com/jobs/tfah-pres

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with your full name in the subject line to tfah-pres@nonprofitprofessionals.com

Saint Paul, MN

Gift Planner, 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 philanthropic services team is the driving force behind growing and supporting our network of Minnesota philanthropists. Made up of experts from a variety of sectors, this energetic team works with individuals, organizations and financial and legal advisors to help them make a difference in Minnesota communities.  The team provides a range of services – from estate planning support to the latest online tools for managing and tracking individual giving – and access to resources that help others be effective in their giving.

The gift planner generates increased charitable capital by cultivating referrals from professional advisors in the community and by identifying, cultivating and securing major and planned gifts from individuals and organizations in the community. This position is responsible for:

  • providing expert counsel to internal and external stakeholders on planned giving strategies
  • cultivating referrals from professional advisors by promoting the charitable vehicles and services of the Foundations
  • identifying, cultivating, and closing major and planned gifts meeting established annual goals
  • working with donors to understand their philanthropic goals and determine the appropriate charitable vehicles and services to support them
  • working with nonprofit organizations on strategies to build their endowment funds.building awareness of the role of philanthropy in meeting the needs of the community through presentations to various professional groups and exhibits at professional advisor seminars and conferences
  • demonstrating core organizational values in performing all duties

Position requirements include:

  • bachelor’s degree and at least five years demonstrated success in broad range of fund-raising
  • demonstrated knowledge of and experience with planned giving and charitable giving techniques including wills, trusts, and estate plans
  • CFRE preferred
  • demonstrated ability to work in dynamic environments that require effective flexibility to manage and balance multiple priorities
  • ability to effectively listen, counsel and engage others for broader impact in the community
  • outstanding judgment, strategic thinking and project management skills, history of and desire to think in new ways and successfully implementing projects from beginning to end
  • confidence and competence in learning and using existing and new technologies
  • demonstrated ability to effectively and proactively interact, communicate, and collaborate on multidisciplinary teams and with people from cultural backgrounds other than your own.

The work of our organization changes as we continuously seek to have greater impact. All of our team members must be flexible and able to adapt to short and long-term shifts in their job duties. Typical physical requirements for this position include ability to work at computer workstation in ergonomically correct environment and ability to travel for business activities such as meetings, trainings, and workshops in and out of the area.

How To Apply
Please apply by visiting our website at www.mnpartners.org/about_us/job_openings.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.

San Francisco, CA

Chief Operations Officer, Pisces Foundation

The Organization
Inspired by a vision of people and nature thriving together, the Pisces Foundation is dedicated to improving the environmental for the present and future generations. After hiring its first full-time staff in the fall of 2012, the foundation developed an in-depth strategic plan defining its vision, mission, and principles, as well as specific goals and outcomes for three areas of focus: environmental education climate and energy, and water. The foundation is now transitioning from its early start-up phase. The three programs are actively implementing major components of their respective strategies, and the organization has successfully adopted basic operation principles and procedures to support the programmatic work.

Position Overview
The Pisces Foundation (Pisces) seeks a Chief Operations Officer (COO) to provide operating capacity and strategy as the organization moves from a rapidly growing startup phase into a thriving, sustainable foundation. This is a new position at Pisces, requiring a seasoned, mission-focused, and process-minded individual with experience executing on vision and strategy through day-to-day operations, financial oversight, and staff management.  The COO will be the primary strategic and management partner to the President and will oversee and execute the operational functions of the organization, including its grants management processes.  In these ways, the COO will have the opportunity to create measurable impact in supporting Pisces’s groundbreaking work. Consistent with the ethos at Pisces, the COO will maintain the highest professional standards, producing rigorous work product in a timely and reliable manner and eliciting the trust of colleagues, the President, and the Trustees. The successful candidate will have a high degree of maturity, personal integrity, and interpersonal skills, and will be extremely self-motivated and comfortable in a young, growing organization.  S/he must excel in managing finance and operations as well as have experience with developing an organization’s workflow, internal communications, and processes. The organization and the position are highly collaborative in nature; strong candidates will possess an exceptional ability to listen and foster collaborative innovation amongst diverse stakeholders. The COO will report to the President.

How To Apply
To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. CEA Recruiting is assisting Pisces Foundation with this search. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled. http://job.ceaconsulting.com/jobs/chief-operations-officer-san-francisco-ca-34649

Pisces Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Oakland, CA

Director of Fund Development, EBALDC

The Organization
The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) is one of the largest community development organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We opened our doors in 1975 with the development of an underutilized historic warehouse in Oakland’s Chinatown into the Asian Resource Center, a multi-service center housing nonprofit agencies, retail businesses, and medical facilities.  Since then, we have developed 1,918 affordable homes and 316,000 square feet of commercial space in Oakland and the East Bay, investing more than $190 million in the community.  Our properties include numerous Oakland landmarks, including Swan’s Marketplace, Preservation Park, and Hismen Hin-nu Terrace.EBALDC has long been committed to work that achieves true neighborhood change.  Along with building and managing residential and commercial properties, we provide a range of services for our residents and community members, including benefits assistance, youth and senior programming, and volunteer tax assistance.  Building on the success of these programs, EBALDC is one of the first community development organizations in the country to organize our work around the “social determinants of health,” which include food access, quality education, efficient public transit, a range of affordable housing options, job opportunities and financial stability, social supports, public safety, and a clean environment with safe, attractive recreational spaces.  By impacting these interconnected factors, we aim to ensure that the neighborhoods where we work are vibrant and healthy places to live, learn, work, and play.

Position Overview
The Director of Fund Development (the Director) reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the senior management team.

  • The Director provides leadership, strategic direction, oversight, coordination and priority setting in the areas of resource development and communications.
  • The Director supervises the Grants Manager, Communications Manager and Development Assistant, and works extensively with the Volunteer Coordinator, and consultants as needed.
  • The Director will forge and maintain new relationships to build EBALDC’s visibility, impact, and financial resources.  EBALDC is a very stable organization with an annual budget for central office functions of $6 million for 2015.  Most of our funding is raised by long-term contracts and fees for service.
  • The Director has primary responsibility for raising contributed revenue for our social services and education programs.  We currently average $1.4 million per year.
  • The Director will manage relationships with funders, diversify and expand EBALDC’s opportunities to support our Healthy Neighborhoods Initiatives, after school programs, small business support and resident services.
  • The Director is responsible for the solicitation of major gifts, government grants, corporate and foundation support.
  • The Director is also responsible for the implementation of EBALDC’s Salesforce relationship management system.
  • The Director works closely with the Board of Directors and supports Board Members to take on active fundraising roles.
  • The Director serves as an ambassador for the organization and supports senior staff to build relationships to advance the organization’s position with relevant constituents, as well as to drive broader awareness and donor support for the organization.
  • The Director will implement EBALDC’s communications plan and have oversight of communications activities.
  • The Director will partner with the Communications Manager to develop, integrate and implement a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership.
  • The Director will supervise production of EBALDC’s marketing and communication materials including: an annual report, quarterly electronic newsletters, collateral material and other print publications; web, e-news social media and other online communications; media and public relations; and marketing.
How To Apply
For the complete job posting and to apply for this position please go to –>  http://www.ebaldc.org/job/director-fund-development

Chicago, IL and New York, NY

Senior Director, Arabella Advisors

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

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

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

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

A Career with Arabella AdvisorsWe are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, fun, transparent, collaborative, and healthy culture.  We invite you to visit our careers website to learn more about our people, culture, and work. However, we thought you should know that Arabella is committed to providing excellent benefits to our employees.  For you and your eligible dependents, we provide a competitive package that includes health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. We also provide you disability coverage; life insurance; personal and volunteer leave time; a 401K match that you are eligible to receive when you start; funds for professional development; and a fitness benefit.We also are committed to building a firm that is diverse and inclusive. We invite our clients and employees to be fully themselves. By integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work, we benefit from increased knowledge, creativity, flexibility, and organizational and individual growth. We expect all Arabella staff to share this commitment.

Position Overview
Senior Director, Managed Organizations (New York City & Chicago) We need operationally minded leaders that can demonstrate a passion for process improvement and efficiency in the social sector. This is an excellent opportunity to develop and exercise your COO-like skills in a nonprofit setting. You will help quickly launch, scale, and manage operations for a variety of client philanthropic initiatives, including donor collaboratives, advocacy campaigns, and new nonprofit organizations. You will need to be comfortable working across multiple issue areas. In addition to supporting our client’s initiatives, you will also help the firm and team with its growth. We will need your skills to quickly build internal capacity, systems and technologies to more effectively serve the sector. We need leaders that have experience successfully growing teams and developing team members. The right candidate will embody Arabella’s values, combining entrepreneurial spirit with an eagerness to help our clients accomplish greater good.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Client Services (~50%)Oversee the delivery of excellent client services for a broad portfolio of grant-making, incubation, and fiscally sponsored projects
  • Provide clients expertise in the areas of donor and grant/contract management, capacity building, and financial and legal compliance.  Help projects problem solve as they implement.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with clients, donors, and philanthropic partners
  • Organizational Growth (~15%) Contribute to the team and organization’s significant year-over-year growth by innovating our systems, operations and processes
  • Contribute to the development and management of the team’s ongoing strategy, structure, annual objectives, and key business performance metrics
  • Lead the achievement of important team objectives
  • Develop and share relevant and valuable expertise Management (~15%)
  • Supervise junior and mid-level team members, including an extensive focus on developing, motivating, and mentoring direct reports
  • Identify rising stars on the team, and support strategies to retain them
  • Coach and support staff across the teamServe as a hiring manager
  • Marketing and Business Development (~20%)
  • Work closely with Managing Directors and other team leaders to inform and support business development
  • Maintain familiarity with ongoing relevant sector research and share with team and clients
  • Contribute to thought leadershipRepresent the firm at conferences and events

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Graduate degree in relevant field (e.g., business administration, nonprofit management, and public administration) or equivalent experience
  • Experience in philanthropic or nonprofit sectorsAt least 10 years of work experience with steadily increasing job responsibility, including extensive people management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing skills, and demonstrated ability to structure large amounts of information into written documents that are clear and easy to understand
  • Exposure to a fast-growing organization
  • Extensive experience providing high-quality customer service in fast-paced sophisticated environments
  • Ability to manage and lead a complex project, to oversee and delegate to others on the team, and to meet deadlines
  • Significant experience designing and implementing operational improvements and innovations
  • Experience with grants or contracts and knowledge of general terms
  • Competent in managing and understanding mid-sized budgets
  • Knowledgeable of sales processes

Other Highly Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience and Key Characteristics

  • Lean, Six Sigma or similar certification, and experience implementing such principles in growing organizations
  • Obsessed with organization
  • Excited about compliance and contracts
  • Take pride in providing exceptional service
  • Desire to work in a growing office
  • High emotional IQ
  • Constantly seeking to innovate
  • Able to quickly adapt to changing circumstances
  • Sense of humor
How To Apply
Apply online here

Candidates must submit a resume and one-page cover letter to be considered for the position. The cover letter must address: 1) your client management experience and philosophy; 2) your supervisory experience; and 3) how this job fits with your career path. We will disregard candidates that do not submit the appropriate materials.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses.

Oshkosh, WI

Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

The Organization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is an Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. UW Oshkosh considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). Employment will require a criminal background check. UW Oshkosh complies with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis of arrest and/or conviction record.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement/Foundation President and serving as a senior member within the division, this position will promote development programs on campus and will work with academic leadership to identify and facilitate short and long term priorities for university fundraising.


  • Bachelor’s degree10 years fundraising/development experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a collaborative teamMust be an effective leader with expertise in planning, program implementation, personnel management, and accountability
  • Experience implementing both small and large cultivation activities to increase involvement by and financial support from alumni, friends, board members and other supporters
  • Experience using fundraising databases/systems
  • Experience with strategic planning, financial reporting and budgeting, including target setting, revenue recognition, expenses, and forecasting
  • Experience in writing, organizing and executing fundraising and alumni relations annual and long-range strategic plans
  • Strong management experience


  • Advanced degreeMajor, comprehensive or capital campaign management experience
  • Demonstrated successful/progressive fundraising management experience in higher education
  • Experience with marketing and communications

Starting Date
February 1, 2016

$85,000 – $105,000

Terms of Appointment
Academic Staff Fixed-Term Renewable; Limited Appointment

How To Apply
Application Deadline

Review of files will begin January 4, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for five references to:

Amy Martin
Integrated Marketing Communications
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Eden Prairie, MN

Program Director, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

The Organization
Margaret A. Cargill was a woman of warmth, modesty and generosity.  She was the granddaughter of William Cargill, co-founder of Cargill, Inc., one of the world’s largest agribusiness companies.  Ms. Cargill was a significant, but usually anonymous, philanthropist during her lifetime, making substantial donations over the years to organizations globally, nationally and in Southern California, where she lived most of her adult life. During her lifetime, Ms. Cargill created two grantmaking organizations, Anne Ray Charitable Trust (ARCT), which makes grants nationally and globally, and Akaloa Resource Foundation (Akaloa), which focuses grantmaking on Southern California. Margaret A. Cargill Foundation (MACF) was created upon Ms. Cargill’s death in 2006. All are based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

The three charitable grantmaking organizations formed by Margaret A. Cargill (Akaloa Resource Foundation, Anne Ray Charitable Trust and Margaret A. Cargill Foundation) are dedicated to providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts and the environment. The philanthropic vision of the organizations includes program areas such as animal welfare, environment, disaster relief and recovery, aging services, arts and cultures, children and families, and health.  There is also a history of support for all the Philanthropies’ interests in one region and a continued commitment to investing in and making a difference to the communities living there.

Position Overview
The Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies seeks a Program Director with broad intellectual interests, humility, integrity and the strength of character and conviction not driven by ego, but by a passion for carrying out Ms. Cargill’s legacy and dynamic mission to make a difference in the world. In addition to managing a highly skilled and competent staff to ensure effective grantmaking, he/she will sit on the Philanthropies’ Program Leadership Team to advance the overall philanthropic vision of Ms. Cargill.

Reporting to the Managing Program Director, the Program Director will specifically provide oversight for board and leadership directed giving activities which can include grantmaking in all of the Philanthropies’ focus areas. This position will also oversee the Animal Welfare Program. He/she will have strong management and convening skills, overseeing a staff of five with three program officers and two program associates. In conjunction with the Managing Program Director, he/she will support the work of the Program Officer for Animal Welfare with strategic investments currently targeted in seven states, including Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Alaska. Additionally, the Program Director will oversee two program officers committed to two large and broad portfolios; an important legacy portfolio as well as a varied board and leadership directed giving portfolio. He/she will serve as a member of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Program Leadership Team to support organization-wide goals, coordinate program and operations, and model the culture and expertise the Philanthropies represent to its employee and grantees.  As part of the initial priorities, the Program Director will be expected to:

•    Gain comprehensive knowledge and insights into the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies’ history, mission, values, culture, programs, constituencies and infrastructure.

•    Understand and embrace the values of caring and humility embodied by Margaret A. Cargill, which provide the underpinning for all the work of the Philanthropies.  Work in partnership with other leaders to advance the overall philanthropic vision of Margaret A. Cargill.

•    As member of the Program Leadership Team, participate in budget development, program planning, learning leadership, organizational development and teambuilding, and promote and ensure the adherence to cultural values.  Model the culture and expertise the Philanthropies represents to its employees and its grantees.

•    Develop and implement a plan to achieve the strategic and annual distribution goals for specific program areas.

•    Recruit, manage and provide effective leadership for a talented and dedicated team of five. Build strong relationships with the team and across the organization to foster cohesiveness. Set benchmarks with team members and hold them accountable. Coach, mentor and provide professional development opportunities for team to enhance their skills.

•    Oversee program officers’ strategic review, program analyses and grantee evaluation.

•    In collaboration with Evaluation Director, develop and oversee an evaluation plan for identified program areas, establishing and monitoring appropriate success metrics.

•    Select and oversee outside consultants who may from time to time be engaged to help with grant identification, planning, delivery or evaluation.

•    Evaluate opportunities to coordinate and collaborate with other funders and contribute expertise to promote effective partnerships to further mission areas and multiply overall impact.

•    In cooperation with legal, finance, grants management and evaluation functions, maintain accountability for due diligence on all grants within portfolio.

The Program Director should be and reflect the following values and aspirations:

•    A caring leader with humility, modesty, honesty and integrity driven by a passion to help others and represent the Philanthropies without being ego-driven – for whom the ownership and/or credit for ideas is less important than the collective results of the effort.

•    A general understanding, appreciation for and commitment to the Philanthropies’ seven program areas.

•    An unwavering work ethic and commitment to excellence.

•    A naturally consultative and inclusive management style with the maturity, confidence, wisdom and collaborative skills necessary to garner the trust and confidence of the staff across the Philanthropies and the external constituencies, including grantees.

•    Deep emotional intelligence to navigate effectively a complex organization and a rewarding set of relationships internally and externally and promote effective collaborations and partnerships.

•    A reflective and pragmatic practitioner. Ability to think conceptually, critically and strategically.  A commitment to and experience with learning, exploring and sharing for a common purpose.  An active listener who values and appreciates hearing everyone and is able to learn from others.  An agile learner with intellectual curiosity and openness to new ideas.  A lifelong learner.

•    An ability to lead by example, bringing out the best in others and inspiring others to realize and act upon the philanthropic spirit within themselves.

The Program Director should have the following experience and qualifications:

•    Supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to manage and develop effective teams.

•    Extensive experience and recognition in philanthropic grantmaking with a proven track record for success and leadership accomplishment.  Willingness to serve a generalist grantmaker with deep intellectual curiosity.

•    A track record of developing and delivering large grants across a wide range of interests.

•    An understanding of the key issues in philanthropy, a detailed knowledge of grantmaking tools and types, a broad perspective of various program areas with deep experience in more than one field and an appreciation for place-based grantmaking.

•    A strategic thinker and dynamic innovator with the ability to keep an eye on the importance of the mission and the goals of the organization.

•    Demonstrated record of success working with a diverse constituency of partners and stakeholders to achieve specific programmatic outcomes.

•    Demonstrated pragmatism in moving large issues into specific program delivery mechanisms.  A focused leader who is able to distill ideas and clarify issues.  Someone with a high degree of intuition.

•    Strong detail orientation, with the ability to maintain perspective on the broader principles driving an organization’s work.

•    Strong project management skills.

•    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  The necessary sophistication, finesse and gravitas to build collaborative relationships and operate in a team environment. A strong track record as a motivator, collaborator, innovator and builder of partnerships across culturally and economically diverse community groups.

•    A record of being self-motivated and able to work independently.

•    Ability to generate innovative ideas and practices.

•    Perseverance, resilience, flexibility in the face of change. Experience leading teams through organization change.

•    Experience in a customer service-oriented organization or reporting to a board.  Demonstrated ability to translate the goals and strategies of the organization into actionable plans that align to the stylistic preferences of the organization.

•    Experience conceptualizing, administering, evaluating and communicating programs.  Excellent oral and written skills.

•    High capacity and enjoyment of balancing multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously.  An ability to maintain a sense of humor under pressure with a style that is open, communicative and confident.

•    A graduate-level academic degree in a related field or equivalent level of experience preferred.  Minimum requirement is an undergraduate degree with at least 15 years of relevant experience.

How To Apply
Applications, nominations and contact information should be sent to Paul Spivey at MACP-PD@PhillipsOppenheim.com.

For additional information on the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, please visit www.macphilanthropies.org. For information on life in the Twin Cities, please visit this link.

Troy, MI

Managing Director, Arts and Culture, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization
The Kresge Foundation is a $3.5 billion private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development in Detroit. In 2014, the Board of Trustees approved 408 awards totaling $242.5 million. That included a $100 million award to the Foundation for Detroit’s Future, a fund created to soften the impact of the city’s bankruptcy on pensioners and safeguard cultural assets at the Detroit Institute of Arts. A total of $138.1 million was paid out to grantees over the course of the year. In addition, our Social Investment Practice made commitments totaling $20.4 million in 2014. For more information, visit www.kresge.org.

Position Overview
The Kresge Foundation – a national foundation dedicated to creating opportunity for low income people in America’s cities through grant making and social investment – is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Managing Director, Arts and Culture Program.  Building on the Foundation’s belief that arts and culture contribute to positive community change and are essential elements of communities where all people can thrive, Kresge’s Arts and Culture program focuses on creative placemaking, a comprehensive community development approach that deliberately integrates arts and culture in revitalization strategies for equitably rebuilding and reinvigorating low-income metropolitan areas. Issues addressed through creative placemaking include land use, housing, transportation, economic development, environment, health and civic engagement.

The Managing Director will lead the design and implementation of programs in support of the Arts and Culture strategic framework with emphasis on the role Arts and Culture can play as an important contributor in creating vibrant, equitable communities. In 2014, the Foundation awarded nearly $22 million in grants through the Arts and Culture Program with a significant portion in collaborative grantmaking with other institutions and government offices throughout the United States. The Managing Director will work with leaders both within and outside of the Kresge Foundation to advance the organization’s vision and to develop programs and systems to realize established goals.  S/he will be a seasoned and strategic professional who will collaborate with Kresge leadership and the Arts and Culture Program team to identify areas for creative impact, evaluate grant inquires, monitor awarded grants and develop and track the program budget. The successful candidate will leverage experience and demonstrate insight in contributing to the development of program goals, will be an outstanding relationship builder with a deep appreciation for the challenges of impoverished communities in America, and will possess exceptional management skills to guide and mentor a professional team.  S/he will have at least 10 years of progressive experience and a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; a master’s degree or higher is preferred.A complete position description can be found at: http://nonprofitprofessionals.com/job/kf-md/

How To Apply
All nominations and applications which include a cover letter, resume, salary history, and source of knowledge of the position should be directed to KF-MD@nonprofitprofessionals.com

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

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, 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.

Hartford, CT

Hartford Community Schools Coordinator, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Organization
For more than 90 years, generous individuals and families have trusted the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to help them make meaningful contributions for their community for present and future generations.  As the Community Schools Coordinator, you will support the Foundation’s commitment to student success through an innovative community partnership.

The Foundation receives gifts from thousands of generous individuals and families, and last year, awarded grants of more than $26 million to a broad range of area nonprofit organizations.  For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.hfpg.org or call 548-1888.

Position Overview

The Hartford Community Schools Coordinator will be employed by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and out-stationed within Hartford Public Schools (HPS), supervised by the Director of the Hartford Partnership for Student Success.  The Hartford Community Schools Coordinator’s role is to ensure the implementation and ongoing operation of high-quality community schools in Hartford.  Working closely with  school based teams including the principal, site-based community school directors and other lead agency staff, the coordinator will  monitor fidelity to the community schools model and outcomes as well as identify and secure necessary training and supports for site staff.  This individual will focus on research-based best practices,  and to that end will be responsible for fostering a culture of continuous learning within the Hartford Community Schools network.

Primary responsibilities:

1.       Ensure fidelity to, and quality implementation of the community schools model in Hartford in partnership with principals, designated lead agencies, and site directors.

2.      Conduct regular site visits to all community school sites to assess community school implementation of high quality, research-based after school programs

3.      Track progress of community school sites against the four point outcomes framework (student, school, family and community outcomes) and theory of change developed for/by Hartford Community Schools.

4.      Identify areas of need for additional coaching, training, capacity building and technical assistance support; secure and or deliver support as necessary.

5.      Develop internal and identify external training opportunities to advance capacity within the system of Hartford Community Schools.

6.      Develop quarterly reports for funders and leadership on the progress of Hartford Community Schools both individually and as a cohort.

7.      Work with external evaluators to support data collection efforts for Hartford Community Schools.

8.      Work with internal HPS evaluation staff and/or contractors to support evaluation efforts for Hartford Community Schools.

9.      Plan, facilitate and coordinate logistics for Hartford Community Schools Network meetings.

10.   Promote a network of learning and resource sharing amongst Hartford Community Schools.

11.    Positively represent and advance the work of Community Schools and the Hartford Partnership for Student Success as a liaison and representative within the community.

12.   Coordinate community school efforts with other Hartford Public Schools initiatives and departments when appropriate.


Successful experience working with public school systems, including the development of community schools, achieving excellent results for all constituents; Proven commitment to school success, student achievement, and positive child, youth, and family development; Knowledge of current trends in community schools, public education, youth development, and family systems; Familiarity with data and evaluation protocols to track program success and outcomes attainment.

Experience operating within a standards based approach to program design and delivery

Experience identifying needs, developing and delivering training to support staff and program improvement

Exceptional written and oral communication skills, proven organizational and interpersonal skills; Proven ability to work effectively to contribute to and lead diverse teams, as well as to take initiative and work independently when appropriate

Master’s degree is a plus;  equivalent experience in social work, education or related field may substitute for advanced degree; Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

How To Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position to:

Ms. Janis Peyton
Administrative Assistant

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is an equal opportunity employer, requiring a diverse group of individuals to achieve our mission.

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region, dedicated to improving the quality of life for area residents.

Minneapolis, MN

President & CEO, The Minneapolis Foundation

The Organization
The Minneapolis Foundation (herein “the Foundation”) seeks a dynamic, visionary and proven leader to be its next President and CEO. Founded in 1915, the Foundation has for a century connected and informed donors to take their giving further and has served as a leader and an important voice on the toughest issues facing the community. It currently holds total assets of nearly $753 million and grants awarded last year totaled $80 million. As the Foundation looks back on the last one hundred years, there is much to be proud of in all that it has contributed to making Minneapolis a vibrant and healthy community. As it looks forward, the Foundation will have to provide the leadership and resources to tackle the deep racial, social and economic inequities that still plague the community.

Position Overview
Under its current strategic plan, the Foundation’s board and staff have been committed to focusing on the key areas of transforming education, economic vitality and civic engagement in order to achieve a more racially, socially and economically equal Minneapolis. The President and CEO will be expected to build from the current strategic framework and heighten the focus on the equity issues that have driven the Foundation’s work to date. The Foundation has set forth an ambitious plan to grow the assets of the Foundation in order to achieve the desired impact in its priority areas. The President and CEO must be passionate and enthusiastic about the opportunity to engage more donors in philanthropy and build the resources to address critical community issues.   While the Foundation has a strong brand, the President and CEO has the opportunity to bolster and enhance that brand across a greater group of community stakeholders. The centennial celebration created greater awareness of the Foundation’s work and the President and CEO should build on that to foster greater collaborations and partnerships not just with the nonprofit and government sectors but with the business and entrepreneurial community as well. The President and CEO will inherit a strong, motivated and mission driven staff and leadership team and will be expected to effectively inspire and retain them.

The Foundation is open to candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds. Candidates should come with a deep knowledge of community issues (whether in Minneapolis or in other cities); experience addressing issues of disparities in a community; management experience at scale in a complex organization; and experience leading or managing organizational change. Experience building coalitions and partnerships across diverse constituencies; an ability to speak passionately and persuasively; intellectual curiosity about a wide variety of issues; and a track record of having grown financial assets is also highly desired.

How To Apply
The Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this search. Sheryl Ash is leading this search with Kahn Lee. Inquiries, nominations and applications should be directed in confidence to: www.imsearch.com/5638.

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