Ashland, OR

Director of Finance, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Organization
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1935. Located in the beautiful Rogue Valley of southern Oregon, the festival has grown over time to a staff of 450 serving an audience of 400,000 annually, presenting a wide range of events for theater lovers.

Position Overview
OSF seeks a Director of Finance to ensure smooth financial operations for the Festival’s $37 million operating budget and $33 million Endowment Fund along with serving as a key member of the leadership team. Primary responsibilities include budget preparation and analysis, assessment and monitoring of organizational performance and fiscal and expenditure controls, management of the Festival’s investments and administration of insurance and benefit plans, serving as a member of the senior leadership team, and staff management. The Festival believes that the inclusion of diverse people, ideas, cultures and traditions enriches its insights into the work its presents on stage as well as people’s relationships with each other. The organization is committed to diversity in all areas of its work and in its audiences.

How To Apply
OSF has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Princeton, NJ

Managing Director, Leadership for Better Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Organization
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 over 40 years the Foundation has brought its experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of all Americans. RWJF proposes a new vision that addresses what all Americans can do to improve collective well-being, a message at the center of its intention to build a national movement to create a Culture of Health that enables all members of our diverse society to lead the healthies lives possible, now and for generations to come.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Programs, the Managing Director, Leadership for Better Health will specifically lead the newly refined set of four change leadership programs designed to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health, including: Health Policy Research Scholars, Clinical Scholars Program, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, and Culture of Health Leaders. Core to the Foundation’s mission, these programs support the development of diverse health care leaders as well as leaders from other sectors who can help build health into our communities and the nation as a whole. Additionally, the Managing Director will cultivate relationships with the business sector to engage and empower business leaders in championing a Culture of Health.

Ideally, the Managing Director will bring a depth and breadth of experience in health and health care leadership and a passion for fostering a dynamic, scalable community of change leaders.  The Managing Director will be a seasoned leader and manager with proven success guiding, inspiring, evaluating and developing program directors and staff as they implement strategic objectives according to the action framework.  S/he will also coordinate Foundation-wide strategy with the other Managing Directors focused on aligning all program initiatives. The ideal candidate will bring the patience and political savvy to navigate large systems and organizations and the wisdom to deploy influence, persuasion, and active listening in pursuit of change. Completion of an advanced degree is required and a terminal degree in health or health care related field is preferred. A combination of education and experience may be substituted for education requirements.

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

Seattle, WA

Chief Executive Officer, Thrive Washington

The Organization
Thrive Washington is the leading nonpartisan, nonprofit, public-private partnership working to advance early learning in Washington state for all children ages 0-8. As an independent 501(c)3, Thrive is in a unique position to identify and respond to all learning challenges and opportunities in our state by connecting partners, advocating for support and resources, and making strategic investments. We rally providers, funders, and communities to improve the way we all support children and families, especially those most in need. Because of Thrive, more public and private dollars are invested together on the high-quality early learning programs and experiences that will make the biggest difference in unifying and strengthening the state’s developing early learning system.

Position Overview
The new Chief Executive Officer will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Thrive’s staff, programs, partners, future strategic development, and fulfillment of its mission. It will also be important for the new CEO to forge a strong working relationship with the Board of Directors which is deeply committed and actively engaged in the organization’s governance. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will oversee a staff of 32 and an operating budget of $5 million plus $10-11 million in grants. S/he will serve as an ambassador for early learning, provide leadership to the field, and ensure continuing strong relationships with government, community, and education leaders as well as donors, partner organizations, parents, and care providers across the state.

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Candidates should have at least 10 years of senior executive leadership experience in a dynamic and growing organization. Leadership in public, nonprofit, or business settings at a state or national level including service as a key spokesperson of an organization and reporting to/serving on a high profile board of directors are required. Cross-sector experience and familiarity with the field of early learning is advantageous. Candidates will be experienced fundraisers with demonstrated success in managing high performing leadership teams. A Bachelor’s degree is required an an advanced degree is an asset.

How To Apply
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. To be considered, please go to and submit your resume and cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role. Cover letters can be addressed to Melissa Merritt.

Oakland, CA

Executive Director, MISSSEY

The Organization
Since 2007, MISSSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth) has devoted its energy to the heartbreaking epidemic of human trafficking by supporting and advocating for youth who have been commercially sexually exploited. MISSSEY is a survivor-informed organization that is providing services to, and creating systemic change for, victims of commercial sexual exploitation in Oakland, in Alameda County, and throughout California.

With growing attention and urgency throughout the US to confront human trafficking, MISSSEY is a nationally recognized leader in the field. Created to respond to the needs of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC), MISSSEY provides CSEC-specific services through intensive case management, court advocacy, professional and community trainings, and local/state/national education and awareness programs.

With deep connections and broad support throughout the community and a strong staff in place, MISSSEY has an opportunity for tremendous growth to make change in the lives of commercially sexually exploited children. To lead this growth, MISSSEY is looking for their next Executive Director.

To learn more about MISSSEY’s programs, please visit the website:  

Position Overview
The incoming Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead MISSSEY during a particularly exciting phase of growth and impact. This will require a multi-talented person: a manager as well as a leader.

The successful candidate will provide visionary, dynamic, innovative and strategic leadership to promote and further expand MISSSEY’s vision and mission. The new Executive Director will also provide solid, efficient, ethical internal management. The organization takes seriously the philosophy that “MISSSEY is staff.”

With this smart, steady internal leadership as a foundation, the Executive Director will represent MISSSEY to a diverse group of external stakeholders, including government officials, donors, partner organizations, business leaders, and on-the-ground constituents, to continue building a network of support for the organization.

MISSSEY is not just a local solution–they are a national leader in an edge issue. Other organizations look to MISSSEY for leadership and example. This is an opportunity for a true leader and smart manager to build dramatically on something already meaningful and beautiful, to preserve the lasting impact of MISSSEY’s programs, and to support commercially sexually exploited youth in the Bay Area and beyond.

Primary Responsibilities:

Staff Leadership

  • Develop and support a cohesive, collaborative and effective staff team, and ensure human resources and management practices support a high-performing, client-services focused culture.
  • Co-Create annual work plans and measurement tools with and for staff members.
  • Continue to cultivate an inclusive, fair, enthusiastic and collaborative work environment.

Organizational Strategic Planning Lead

  • Oversee assessment of current programs, administration and structure, and identify needed changes and updates.
  • Lead development, implementation, and oversight of strategic operating plan, including organizational design, investment of resources, policies and procedures.
  • Engage with stakeholders to refine MISSSEY’s vision and reinforce consensus between Board members, staff, and volunteers.

Relationship Manager

  • Build partnerships to help realize the organization’s mission and goals, including relationships with businesses, government, foundations and individuals.
  • Serve as an effective spokesperson and advocate for the agency to a wide variety of audiences, and represent MISSSEY’s program and beliefs to funders, partners, donors and the general public.
  • Devote equal attention to building relationships with clients receiving MISSSEY services, further strengthening the network of support.
  • Ensure that MISSSEY has effective communications and marketing strategies and materials, and that the agency’s brand identity is strengthened and maintained.

Revenue Driver

  • Oversee creation and implementation of development and marketing strategies to strengthen community perception and support.
  • Work closely with the Board and development consultants or staff to grow and maintain contributed revenue.
  • Maintain and secure government contracts to ensure continuity of service and allow the agency to respond to shifts in funding in a timely manner. Ensure unrestricted revenue to carry on operations.
  • Cultivate and build relationships with wide range of funding sources, including, but not limited to, foundations, corporate and individual donors, and governmental agencies to sustain and secure resources for the annual operating budget.
  • Communicate effectively, and with accountability, to Board, volunteers, funding sources, and the general community.

Programmatic Impact

  • Assume overall accountability for programmatic success, including ensuring outcomes are set, measured, met, or exceeded.
  • Oversee continual assessment of program relevancy and sustainability, and stay well informed on trends in youth development and services for high-risk youth and CSEC youth.

Financial and Administrative Management

  • Ensure that MISSSEY operates in a financially sustainable manner, and that it maintains systems and practices that support effective financial management from the executive office to the program management level.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and its committees to ensure strong and appropriate fiduciary oversight, governance, and engagement.
  • Develop, manage, and monitor financial models and budgets.

Board and Volunteer Development

  • Work in partnership with Board of Directors on appropriate issues including organizational policies, strategic direction, fundraising, and community relations.
  • Develop and leverage Board skills and capabilities.
  • Prepare regular financial and organization reports for the Board.

Desired Experience and Skills / Key Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years proven leadership and management of a growing non-profit as an executive director.
  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree in human services, management or administration preferred).
  • Experience with nonprofit fundraising approaches, annual campaigns and major donor campaigns. Proven success in attracting adequate resources.
  • Experience in staff management, performance reviews and goal setting, and an ability to foster collaboration and teamwork.
  • Strong fiscal/budgetary experience, including grants oversight.
  • Integrity, honesty, strong emotional intelligence and commitment to professional excellence.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to leverage nonprofit Board members effectively.
  • Passion for the issues affecting CSEC issues and individual survivors. Personal experience as a CSEC, or related; survivor applicants strongly encouraged.
  • Passion for MISSSEY’s mission, enhanced by a strong network within the non-profit and CSEC community.
How To Apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume that outlines how your skills and experiences meet the qualifications of the position to In the subject line of your email, please include your name, the job title for this position, and the company name (“Your name – Executive Director – MISSSEY”).

Please do not contact the client directly. Schaffer&Combs is retained by MISSSEY to manage the Executive Director search. Schaffer&Combs solves problems and provides growth solutions for mission-­driven organizations.

MISSSEY is an equal opportunity employer and makes a particular effort to recruit candidates from all backgrounds.

Los Angeles, CA

Application Systems Administrator, California Community Foundation

The Organization
The California Community Foundation (CCF) is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that administers almost 1,600 individual charitable funds to meet existing and emerging needs in the Greater Los Angeles area. CCF is one of the largest and fastest growing community foundations in the United States. With assets of more than $1.4 billion currently, CCF has awarded more than $1.7 billion in grants and received more than $1.9 billion in contributions over the past ten years. Since 1915, CCF has been helping individuals, families, corporations and nonprofits establish and develop their philanthropic visions.

We envision a future where all Angelenos thrive – a future where the productive capabilities of Angelenos contribute to the health and well-being of our communities. The fate and future of every resident is interwoven, and our success as a community will be defined by how we improve the quality of life of all residents, especially our most vulnerable. We also envision a future in which more donors impact the challenges of Los Angeles and beyond, fulfilling their passions and creating a diverse spectrum of opportunities and philanthropic legacies.

For 100 years, the passion of our living and legacy donors has defined and built the California Community Foundation. Their generosity and dreams for a better tomorrow make our drive for meaningful social change possible. We partner with individuals and families to not only pursue their own personal passions but to collaborate with us, along with the public, private and nonprofit sectors, in transforming Los Angeles County.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the Application Systems Administrator will provide support for all users of California Community Foundation’s (CCF) core networking equipment, services and business applications to ensure data integrity, productivity and efficiency. This position works with users and other stakeholders to understand ongoing business processes and organizational requirements. Also works with other IT staff to identify and evaluate products, technologies and services available in the marketplace that will best serve CCF’s needs.

Major Responsibilities:
• Enterprise Applications: Serve as application administrator for core business applications, including CRM, financial accounting, reporting applications, websites and custom web and windows applications.
o Manage user access, roles and permissions, application versions and updates. Troubleshoot errors, performance and other user issues.
o Create and modify custom database reports in SQL Reporting Services and Crystal Reports.
o Design custom SQL queries and Microsoft Business Intelligence Integration Services Packages.
o Administer the Microsoft SQL database, including backups, performance monitoring and query optimization.
o Design, modify and maintain custom web and windows forms applications using Microsoft development tools (ASP.NET, C#, VB) to automate business processes throughout the organization.
o Coordinate in the maintenance and development of the CCF WordPress and .NET websites with vendors and consultants
o Assist with department strategic planning as needed.
• Training: Provides staff and external partners with training and user support by understanding the specific systems and processes, developing a curriculum and holding training classes or individual sessions.
• Customer Service: Provide desktop and application support to the end user.
• General: As appropriate, assists other departments and works as a member of interdepartmental teams to ensure the effective and efficient operations of CCF. At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with supervisors and coworkers. Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
• Experience: Minimum of three years IT experience required. Experience with system development lifecycle, application design and architecture, application testing and code management is desirable. Understanding of networking terminology and ability to support and troubleshoot applications that run on a network, in the cloud or as a software as a service model is desirable. Familiarity with virtual desktop integration a plus.
• Technology Skills: Minimum of three years experience with application systems for the Enterprise, including Financial Management Systems, Customer Relationship Management System, Content Management System, Grant Management System, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services and Integration Services, SQl Queries, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Development and troubleshooting tools is preferred.
o Minimum of three years experience with Windows Operating Systems for Server and Desktops, Database Management Systems, Networking Systems, and Security preferred.
o Prior experience with Blackbaud suite of applications, including Raiser’s Edge, Financial Edge, Net Community, Fusion Lab’s GrantedGE, and WordPress desirable.
• Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, information technology or on the job training with over 3 years of experience in a similar capacity required.
• Communication Skills: Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Experience training users in classroom setting and individually. Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
• Project Management Skills: Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong analytical skills. Ability to prioritize work and adjust to multiple demands. Solid meeting management skills.
• Team Work & General Skills: Ability to work well independently and as team member. Ability to take initiative, and follow tasks through to completion. Ability to lead a team toward CCF’s goals, leveraging each team member’s skill set.

Working Conditions:
• Requires the ability to sit and work at a desk for several hours at a time.
• Ability to lift and carry boxes and equipment of up to 25 pounds.
• Ability to work overtime as required.
• This position is required to be available via telephone at all times for work-related emergencies by other Foundation staff, building staff or emergency personnel within the Pacific time zone.
• Punctuality and satisfactory attendance are essential functions of the job.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. A generous benefit package is provided to all full-time staff, including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, FSAs and retirement benefits.

How To Apply
To apply to this position, please visit our website at and select “Careers” or go to

CCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hartford, CT

Vice President of Policy and Communication, Connecticut Health Foundation

The Organization
As Connecticut’s largest independent health philanthropy, the Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) believes that everyone deserves the opportunity for optimal health—regardless of race, background, or income level. CT Health strives to improve the health and well-being of people across the state by focusing on systems change to unlock greater access to quality, affordable care, especially for people of color and underserved communities. With a unique focus on health equity in the region, CT Health works to ensure that communities of color not only have access to care but also receive appropriate and high quality health care.

Position Overview
CT Health leverages change through grant making, leadership development, and by influencing decision makers to ensure greater access and quality of care for Connecticut residents. With an endowment of $105 million and an annual programmatic and grant making budget of $4.8 million, CT Health has made a significant commitment to policy, advocacy, and communications initiatives that will advance its mission and strategic goals. CT Health now seeks a new Vice President of Policy and Communications who will lead and give strategic direction to the Foundation’s policy and communications efforts.

The new Vice President will shape and implement the new strategic communications plan and build capacity internally and externally to advance CT Health’s policy goals. S/he will partner closely with the President and CEO and an engaged board in developing the Foundation’s policy agenda and will seek innovative opportunities to integrate policy and advocacy efforts into CT Health’s programmatic and grant making activities. S/he will lead government relations efforts, developing and nurturing strong bipartisan relationships throughout Connecticut government and diverse coalitions to improve the health and health care access of Connecticut residents with special attention to underserved populations. The ideal candidate will bring a keen understanding of the intersection of good communications strategy with effective policy change. S/he will be a collaborative leader internally and externally with the ability to build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with a broad and diverse constituency interested in improving health and health care in Connecticut. The new Vice President will be an effective communicator and spokesperson on behalf of the Foundation who conveys the importance of CT Health’s mission to the media, policymakers, key stakeholders, and the general public. This is an exciting opportunity to improve the health and healthcare of the people of Connecticut.

How To Apply
This search is being conducted by Carolyn Ho and Mira Kline of the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. More information about the Connecticut Health Foundation can be found at

A complete position description and application instructions can be found at

Montclair, NJ

Associate Vice President for Development, Montclair State University

The Organization
Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, Montclair State University is a leading institution of higher education in New Jersey. Designated a Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University’s nine colleges and schools serve more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate-level programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 14 miles from New York City, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.  Additional information can be found on the MSU website at

Position Overview

Montclair State University is currently seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Associate Vice President for Development.  Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Associate Vice President is the University’s chief development officer, responsible for leading a large team of fundraising professionals.


The Associate Vice President will have primary responsibility for the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive fundraising program for the University, including responsibility for expanding the University’s donor pool, for maintaining personal relationships with major donors, for participating directly in fundraising activities, and for serving as a highly visible representative of the University among the existing and potential donor communities.


Preferred candidates for the position will have: a minimum of  a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of very substantial fundraising experience in a public or private university environment or other related non-profit environment; the capacity to function effectively in the competitive and fast-paced environment of the New Jersey/New York City metroplex region; demonstrated strong management experience, including personnel management; experience working with financial vehicles related to various gifting methodologies; familiarity with the laws, regulations, and ethical standards related to fundraising; a track record of successful major gift acquisition; outstanding communication skills; integrity; and, the capacity to make the case effectively, with sincerity and passion, for a mission-driven public institution of higher education.


How To Apply
Applicants should submit a complete resume of their education and employment history, a cover letter, and a list of references via the apply link.The position will remain open until filled, and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

*Please note when submitting a cover letter, resume, and references in the apply link, you will need to combine the documents into one (1) single Word or PDF.*

Dallas, TX

Director of Development, Audubon Texas, National Audubon Society

The Organization
The National Audubon Society‘s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biological diversity.  Audubon Texas is a partnership with the National Audubon Society and Texas’ 20 independent Audubon Chapters.  Audubon Texas has four keystone initiatives: conservation science (to include community-based wildlife habitat conservation, the Important Bird Areas program, and citizen science programs), conservation education, public policy/outreach, and support to Audubon chapters.

Audubon Texas is the state program of the National Audubon Society, and has been dedicated for over 100 years to protecting birds and their habitats.  With chapters and partners we protect and manage colonial waterbird populations in every major bay system on the Texas Gulf Coast, have launched a robust urban conservation program, and are developing an innovative prairie and grassland conservation that engages provide landowners and ranchers throughout the state.  Additionally, Audubon Texas works to identify and conserve the most important sites for birds statewide, and are working to serve 75,000 visitors annually through conservation education and stewardship action at the Audubon Centers in Cedar Hill, Dallas and San Antonio.

Position Overview
The Director of Development reports to the VP & State Director and is responsible for the oversight, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive philanthropy program that secures significant financial resources from foundations, corporations, and individuals to support conservation and education goals in Texas.

The Director of Development directs and coordinates all major philanthropy functions, which may include principal gifts, planned giving, events and donor prospecting and research. S/he serves as a member of the senior management team, working collaboratively to establish fundraising goals, support long-term strategic planning and fiscal management, and ensure integration of priorities within the Development Team. S/he motivates and coordinates the efforts of a multi-disciplinary staff team and volunteers in fundraising, including donor cultivation and solicitation. The Director of Development works closely with the Finance and Administration Director in developing and managing the annual contributed income budget.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement, and revise over time the multi-year fundraising plan for Audubon Texas programs (Centers/Education, Science, and State) Set and achieve specific fundraising goals for core programs, including targets related to operations support, program expansion, and conservation strategies in which core programs play a significant role.
  • Collaborate with the VP & State Director and the senior management team to understand each program’s goals and engage program leadership appropriately in the development and implementation of fundraising strategies.
  • Drive development and coordination of statewide marketing communications related to fundraising, such as newsletters, annual reports, fundraising appeals, and email-based communications.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with private and corporate funders; develop, package, and deliver proposals.
  • Plan and lead funder meetings and special events, engaging other staff and board members as needed.
  • Work with State Director, Board members, staff and current donors, foundations and corporate contacts to identify and engage new funding sources for core programs.
  • Work with State Director, Deputy State Director, and the Finance and Administration Director to develop and actively manage annual contributed income budget.
  • Supervise development staff of 3-5.
  • Work with the National Audubon Society development team to build out the fundraising capacity of the Central Flyway and the International Audubon Program that supports cross-border projects.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, as well as 7-10 years’ progressive fundraising experience with 3-5 years at the senior and/or management level.
  • Demonstrated track record of securing $1,000,000 or more in operating or campaign funds through a variety of sources, including individual donors, foundations, corporations, and endowments.
  • Experience securing major gifts and leading effective programs, as defined by giving at the $10,000+ level. Knowledge of best practices of moves management and direct solicitation of supporters also necessary.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, experience coordinating and motivating teams, and working collaboratively with peers and as part of a management team.
  • Experience working in a decentralized organization is a strong plus.
  • Sales-oriented entrepreneurship, with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and with a wide variety of stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent writing skills backed by proposal and case statement examples.
  • Superb verbal and presentation skills; must also have strong planning, organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills.
  • A can-do attitude and a tolerant, friendly personality with a sense of humor are essential. Must possess high standards for integrity and quality of work.
  • A flexible approach to work, with the willingness to travel frequently and work some weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, as well as strong expertise in donor database management systems essential; familiarity with Millennium a plus but not a requirement.
  • Interest, understanding, and commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife, and their habitat is critical, as is the ability to communicate Audubon’s mission, goals, and programs effectively and with the highest professional standards.

San Francisco, CA

Executive Assistant to the President and the Chief Operating Officer, Pisces Foundation

The Organization
Inspired by a vision of people and nature thriving together, the Pisces Foundation is dedicated to improving the environment for present and future generations.  After hiring its first full-time staff in fall 2012, the Foundation embarked upon a strategic planning process which has defined its vision, mission and principles, as well as specific goals and outcomes for three areas of focus: environmental education, climate & energy, and water.  The Foundation seeks to hire an Executive Assistant (EA) to join our mission-driven team. The Executive Assistant will play an important role in a dynamic, growing philanthropy by supporting the Foundation’s President and the Chief Operating Officer (COO).  The position is located in the Foundation’s San Francisco headquarters; the Foundation has a second office in Washington, D.C.

Position Overview
The Executive Assistant will provide high-level administrative support to the President and the COO. The Executive Assistant will provide comprehensive support for the President, including serving as a key point of contact for internal and external constituencies. The Executive Assistant also will support the COO, who is responsible for managing and developing the Foundation’s operational capacity and excellence.  The ideal individual will be proactive and anticipatory in approach, possess excellent judgment in a variety of situations, demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills, have a high attention to detail, exemplify an energetic, poised, and positive demeanor, and demonstrate the ability to balance multiple priorities.  As a representative of the Foundation’s leadership, the successful candidate also must maintain the highest level of confidentiality and diplomacy regarding all Foundation matters.

Essential Duties:

·         Perform all administrative duties to support the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), enabling them to be highly effective in executing their roles.
·         Manage the calendars of the President (schedule calls, plan meetings, etc.) and COO.
·         Plan, coordinate, and ensure that the President’s and the COO’s schedules are thoughtfully and effectively constructed with an eye to supporting expressed priorities. Provide a “gatekeeper” and “gateway” role, creating win-win situations for access to the President’s and the COO’s time and attention.
·         Work closely with the President to keep him well-informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately.
·         Prepare the President for meetings by providing preparatory information.  Research, prioritize, and manage responses to incoming correspondence and requests.
·         Provide a bridge for smooth communication between the President, the COO, and internal teams; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with staff.
·         Serve as key point of contact for Executive Assistants at grantee organizations and partner foundations. Provide leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the organization.
·         Frequently compose, proofread, and finalize complex correspondence, documents, meeting minutes, reports, and board meeting materials, using experience and judgement.
·         Manage multifaceted program logistics and calendars for meetings and conferences, including arranging travel and catering and setting up and breaking down meeting rooms for the President’s and COO’s meetings.·         Make travel arrangements for the President and COO.
·         Answer incoming calls for the President, COO, and the Foundation’s general phone line; screen unsolicited grant inquiries; greet visitors.
·         Meticulous management of records for the President and COO.
·         Support effective management of the Foundation’s offices by assisting the COO with specified tasks, including interfacing with vendors, contractors, and others.
·         Other duties and special projects, as needed.


·         Bachelor’s degree.
·         5+ years of experience in an executive-level support role with a demonstrated track record of success; exposure to the philanthropic and/or nonprofit sector a plus.
·         Interest, comfort, and strength working in a dynamic, “start-up” environment.
·         Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability and desire to help create a thought-leading, world-class philanthropy.
·         Familiarity with financial documents and previous exposure to the operational activities of an organization (IT, HR, Finance).
·         Ability to represent the Foundation professionally; maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive matters with discretion and diplomacy.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, partners, and grantees.
·         Self-starter; highly motivated and resourceful team-player able to manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities under deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
·         Strong judgment; able to think and work independently, multi-task, prioritize, and follow through to effectively manage work flow.
·         Strong organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, protocol, and a commitment to high quality work.
·         High fluency with Microsoft Office software and proficiency using online databases.
·         Forward-looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
·         Passion for the Pisces Foundation mission.
·         Flexibility and sense of humor.

Compensation: A competitive salary, based on experience, and a benefits package is available.

How To Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample combined as a single document in PDF format to: Please indicate in the subject line, “EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT POSITION” and indicate where you saw the posting in the body of the message.

See for more information on the Foundation.

Deadline for Applications: June 10, 2016. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of skills, experiences, and ideas. We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

Troy, MI

Deputy Director, Human Services Program, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization
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 Deputy Director, Human Services Program.

Kresge supports the advancement of human services to accelerate social and economic mobility for people who are vulnerable in America’s cities through three key strategies: supporting innovative and multisectoral policy solutions in the Human Services field, fostering the next generation of human service organizations, and building place-based opportunity ecosystems to drive the development of a sustainable network of supports and services anchored by human service organizations.

Position Overview
The Deputy Director will have the extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the development and execution of the Foundation’s Human Services Program strategy in partnership with the Managing Director of the Health and Human Services Programs. The ideal candidate will bring to the Foundation strong understanding of the current challenges and opportunities facing urban and low-income communities. S/he will also have experience working at the intersection of health and human services, community development, community engagement, policy, and systems change. S/he will expand upon and implement the Program’s strategic framework and identify and cultivate opportunities for the Human Services Program to have greater cross-sector collaboration and integration. S/he will bring leadership, wisdom, and humility to the task of guiding the strategic direction of the Human Services Program and managing a large portfolio of grants, partners and programming consistent with the program’s strategic framework.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Managing Director of the Health and Human Services Programs and located in Troy, Michigan, a metropolitan Detroit community.

Challenges and Opportunities

Responsibilities for the Deputy Director will include:

Working in close partnership with senior leadership and program staff to expand upon and implement the strategic direction for the Human Services portfolio. Specifically, the Deputy Director will:

• Articulate and build programming around the Foundation’s newly revised human services strategy and Kresge’s unique national role in advancing human services to accelerate social and economic mobility for people who are vulnerable in America’s cities
• Identify and assess outcomes and evaluation criteria for grants within the Human Services Program, ensure accountability for high performance across the team, oversee the program budget, lead and contribute to learning and evaluation processes
• Engage senior leadership and other staff in program development

Leading and developing the Human Services Program team and extending impact of the program goals. Specifically, the Deputy Director will:

• Directly supervise a team of 2 professional staff, hire and train staff, and direct team workflow
• Identify and pursue opportunities for collaboration across Kresge program teams in expanding opportunities in low income urban settings
• Develop and assess program initiatives
• With the Managing Director, ensure grantmaking targets are attained

Positioning the Kresge Foundation as a leader in the national conversation around efforts to advance human services to positively impact social and economic wellbeing for people who are vulnerable in America’s cities. Specifically the Deputy Director will:

• Identify and initiate PRI and innovative capital tools to achieve program objectives
• Be a thought leader in the discussion about health and human services and sectors that intersect and impact the field
• Serve as a recognized expert on issues of importance in human services-related fields offering technical assistance and organizing and speaking at relevant convenings
• Document and disseminate knowledge about promising practices and innovative ways to support the work, build partnerships, and implement initiatives
• Leverage consultants for additional research and to enhance and disseminate learning and program outcomes

Managing and stewarding relationships with grantees and identifying new opportunities for partnership. Specifically the Deputy Director will:

• Oversee a portfolio of grants through clear and consistent communications and high quality interactions with potential and existing grantees
• Identify and cultivate relationships with partner organizations, potential partners, external coalitions, and grantees to drive programming that contributes to the Human Services Program’s desired impact
• Build opportunities for greater multi-sectoral collaboration and integration
• Represent the Human Services Program externally among community partners, grantees, the media and other critical stakeholder audiences

Qualities of the Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for this position will have many of the following desired qualities and attributes:

Professional Experience & Education

• Demonstrated leadership skills and 7-10 years of professional experience working in a field relevant to human services
• Familiarity with private sector and public partners engaged in the human services sector and demonstrated success leading cross-sector efforts
• Ability to master a diverse and demanding workload and to manage projects successfully
• Experience leading or working in partnership with organizations that have actively contributed to identifying methods for financing urban revitalization or other strategic use of capital in achieving objectives
• Proven management skills including the ability to directly supervise and develop a highly skilled professional staff
• Experience working effectively in a variety of professional settings with diverse groups of people who may have divergent interests
• Prior program and project management experience is essential.
• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree or terminal degree is preferred

Personal Attributes

• A demonstrated passion and interest in advancing the human services field in order to accelerate social and economic mobility for people who are vulnerable in America’s cities
• Experience collaborating with organizations and individuals that are visionary and contributing to transformational changes within the field
• The personal balance and confidence necessary to maintain a learning posture while still contributing as a leader in the national dialogue about the evolution of the human services field
• The willingness, wisdom, and initiative necessary to further grow an impactful national Human Services Program
• Demonstrated experience in building consensus and facilitating cross-sector adoption or understanding of an idea or program

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.

Kresge also provides breakfast, lunch, and snacks daily for a minimal 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.

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