Winston-Salem, NC

President, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

The Organization
At a moment of profound promise and pride in its nearly 70 year legacy of change making, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust seeks applications and nominations for its next President. Since its inception in 1947, the Trust has been fulfilling the promise of its remarkable, forward-looking namesake to support the financially disadvantaged residents of Forsyth County and across the state of North Carolina. Since the Trust began in 1947, its assets have grown from $4 million to over $550 million, placing it among the largest in the state. In recent years, the Trust has gained national recognition for its innovative, active, and focused philanthropic strategy, which is making measurable impacts on the lives of residents across the state. Spanning the two divisions that reflect the founder’s vision for serving both the basic needs of residents of Forsyth County and the health and wellness of North Carolinians regardless of race, gender, age or income, this strategy is defined by concentrating half of each division on a cornerstone effort and focusing remaining dollars on additional funding interests. The Trust’s demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and reflection, rigorous measurement, and meaningful connection and partnership with other funders sets it apart as a leading-edge model for the transformative power of strategic philanthropy at the regional, state, and local levels.

The new President will inherit an exceptionally talented staff and tremendous organizational and strategic momentum. The Trust’s two new cornerstone investments, Healthy Places NC and Great Expectations, represent “big bets” in two areas of critical interest and transformative potential: place-based, community-driven health improvement efforts and comprehensive early childhood education.

Reporting to the Trustee, Wells Fargo Bank, NA, the President of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust will direct the execution of an expansive vision and strategy and elevate the profile of the Trust, statewide and nationally, through strategic partnership building, effective dissemination of results, and inspiring storytelling around learning and impact over time. S/he will lead and develop a talented and committed staff, serve as liaison to the Trust’s Advisory Councils and Trustee, and build and cultivate relationships and partnerships with stakeholders including civic and political leaders, fellow funders, nonprofits, and grantees. S/he will seek to be a force for long-term impact, with appreciation for both recent developments in the Trust’s strategic approaches as well as that which has remained constant over the last 70 years.

Position Overview
The successful candidate will be a broad and rigorous strategic thinker with demonstrated experience leading high performing teams from concept to action; a visionary spirit with a deep and expansive understanding of the power of philanthropy to make measurable, sustainable change and the leadership capacity to bring that forward to execution. The charisma and collaborative presence to draw people to a shared vision through partnerships, coalitions, and collaboration is vital. S/he will demonstrate a sophisticated ability to recognize and capitalize on opportunities for greater impact while staying grounded and true to an underlying vision and legacy. S/he will bring a keen understanding of the landscape of issues, populations, institutions, and contexts across the state of North Carolina, the specific challenges and assets it presents, and the opportunity the Trust has to position itself as a national model of the power of local and statewide strategic grantmaking.

For more information on the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and its initiatives, please visit www.kbr.org.

For a detailed position description, please visit: http://nonprofitprofessionals.com/job/kbr-pres

How To Apply
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust has retained Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group to assist in this search. Allison Kupfer Poteet and Callie Carroll are leading the engagement. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible, and preferably before October 1, 2015. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history, and where you learned of the position should be submitted to: KBR-PRES@nonprofitprofessionals.com. Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Seattle, WA

Development Officer for Corporate and Foundation Giving, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish

The Organization
Our mission is to advance the quality of life for women of all ages, races and faiths, and their families. In support of this mission, the YWCA provides services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, reduce violence, eliminate racism and achieve equal opportunities for all people.

Together with YWCA USA and YWCAs across the country, we are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

We believe that, working together, we can create a community where:

All women and families have a safe and stable place to live.
All adults are economically self-sufficient.
All children and youth develop the skills they need for successful lives.
All people live with dignity—free from violence, racism and discrimination.

Position Overview
The YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish seeks an experienced, passionate, energetic, mission-focused individual to join the Development team and support the agency’s work in providing critical human services to 50,000+ individuals each year.
POSITION: Development Officer for Corporate & Foundation Giving

LOCATION: YWCA, 5th & Seneca, Downtown Seattle

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

DESCRIPTION: The Development Officer for Corporate & Foundation Giving is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive corporate and foundation partnership strategy as well as overseeing all corporate and foundation cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship activities – including annual event sponsorships. This position has a social justice component that will allow for critical thinking around how external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Valuing diversity and championing anti-racism policy are core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Corporate & Foundation Giving
• Partner with Director of Development (DoD) to develop annual corporate/foundation fundraising goals and timelines, and lead the effort to achieve those goals
• Provide DoD with regular status reports on progress towards goals
• Partner with DoD and Grant Writer to develop the plan for grant funding, and provide guidance in determining the best program fit for funding opportunities
• Track and oversee all corporate and foundation activity using Raiser’s Edge; work with Donor and Information Services and Grant Writer to design necessary reports
• Partner with DoD to create and renew annual plan for overall corporate and foundation recognition and integrate both annual/program supporters and annual event sponsor
• Partner with Communications & Marketing team to identify meaningful opportunities to publically recognize corporate and foundation supporters
• Play lead role in identifying new funding sources; prioritize prospective foundation and corporate funding sources and prepare written proposals and in-person presentations for prospective partners; involve board volunteers and other staff as appropriate

Corporate & Foundation Partnerships
• Manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation contributors, with a focus on those who give through family foundations or family-owned businesses; create and implement an annual plan for stewardship for corporate & foundation partners, including special events, tours, volunteer and educational opportunities, and in-person visits so partners are informed of YWCA news, sector trends, and client needs
• Partner with DoD to design, implement, and oversee a structured Corporate & Foundation Partnership Program
• Work closely with Communications and Marketing team, to create content and design marketing materials (print, online and social media) to steward existing and recruit new partners
• Achieve annual partnership goals, including engaging three new partners each year
• Serve as YWCA liaison for corporate & foundation supporters; attend evening functions as needed or coordinate YWCA staff and volunteer involvement
• Work closely with YWCA programs to offer corporate engagement opportunities to strengthen partnerships as well as to effectively connect partners with the impact of their gifts through personalized acknowledgements and meaningful recognition
• Work closely with External Relations division teams and program staff to ensure accurate tracking and acknowledgement of corporate volunteer groups and in-kind drives
• Serve as staff lead for the Corporate & Foundation Partnerships Executive Council

Event Sponsorships
• Partner with DoD and development Event Coordinators to set sponsorship goals for each YWCA event; provide active leadership in achieving those goals and share progress reports with staff stakeholders
• Determine sponsor benefit levels and commensurate recognition opportunities; partner with division leaders and development and communications teams to create organizational sponsorship opportunities and launch as new sponsorship program
• Prospect new sponsors and lead solicitation efforts, including working with volunteers to make solicitations
• Partner with Communications & Marketing team to develop sponsorship marketing materials for all YWCA events and ensure accurate delivery of benefits and recognition

Other
• Perform all other duties as assigned
• Work collaboratively as a member of the development team, within the larger External Relations Division with a focus on advancing the mission of the YWCA
• Occasional night and weekend work may be required.
• Show demonstrated ability to interact with people of different cultures
• Participate actively in continuing search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity
• Adhere to all volunteer services protocols relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring; work alongside volunteers, where applicable
• Assure that staff, board, volunteers, clients, partners and contributors are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background
• Incorporate the YWCA’s Social Justice Initiative into all work by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in all institutions and systems

QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES
• Candidate will have at least four years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, with demonstrated success in contributor cultivation, event sponsorships, grant writing, and corporate solicitation
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field or fundraising management certificate (or combination of education and experience will be considered)
• Demonstrated knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database
• Knowledge of the local philanthropic community a plus
• Experience working with communities of color
• Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
• Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal communication skills required; ability to speak comfortably to groups and work well in a team setting; demonstrated experience working with board members and volunteers
• Demonstrated experience cultivating and soliciting new corporate and foundation relationships
• Demonstrated experience cultivating and soliciting event sponsors
• Core competencies required: collaboration, oral/written communication, achieving measureable results, decision making and judgement, ethics and integrity, respect, organizational awareness, emotional intelligence, fostering diversity, social justice advocacy

YWCA PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
• Customer Service: We treat our customers with culturally competent courtesy and respect, and react with urgency and sensitivity to their important concerns.
• Social Justice: Collectively and individually, we work to eliminate the effects of racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism and other oppressions and help our clients achieve equitable outcomes, outcomes that prioritize those with multiple barriers, in the areas we serve.
• Teamwork: We value individual excellence in the achievement of organizational goals and work effectively as a team for the benefit of the YWCA and our stakeholders. We acknowledge that cultural competence is required when evaluating effective work and teamwork and that the voice of our staff of color, immigrant and refugee staff, LGBTQ staff and other marginalized staff comes through as positive, effective and relational in a variety of ways, and that internalized superiority or inferiority can play a role in how a staff member interacts on teams. We work to understand barriers that staff may be facing and support staff that are facing multiple barriers.
• Communication: We communicate openly, honestly and accurately with our internal and external stakeholders. We listen respectfully, solicit feedback and are open to the suggestions and solutions of others. We understand that internalized oppressions play a role in how we communicate, what we communicate and what we gatekeep. We work to be accountable gatekeepers, acknowledge our superiority and inferiority while communicating and create a flat structure where power is not front and center in the communication that we engage in.
• Integrity: We are ethical and trustworthy in our business practices and interactions with each other.
• Accountability: We are accountable to each other and our communities and we seek to continuously improve the quality of our services. We are transparent in sharing information with stakeholders and the public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS POSITION: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In performing this position, the employee:
• Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, organization staff, volunteers, and individuals in the community
• Frequently stands, walks, sits, and climbs in performing duties and in traveling to off-site meetings
• Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, and in general operations
• Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files, and materials; occasionally lifts and carries up to 20 lbs. of event materials
• Frequently to occasionally perform close work while updating files, reading program information, and using computer

HOURS, RATE & BENEFITS
• $25 to $28 per hour DOEQ
• Full-time, 40 hours per week
• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Exempt
• Excellent cafeteria benefit package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
• At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

The YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply
Submit cover letter and resume with the job number (15-0714) and title in the subject line to cdhiring@ywcaworks.org. Please note that all applications reviewed, depending on your qualifications, may also be considered for similar positions within the YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish.

Detroit, MI

Senior VP of Planned and Major Gifts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

The Organization
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. Our mission is to open minds and change lives through the exploration and celebration of African American history and culture. Our vision is of a world in which the adversity and achievement of African American history inspire everyone toward greater understanding, acceptance and unity!

Position Overview
The Non-Profit Personnel Network has been retained to assist the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in recruiting a Senior VP of Planned and Major Gifts. This person will carry a substantial portfolio of major donor prospects, and be knowledgeable about planned giving tools and techniques. 6-8 years of progressive experience is required.

How To Apply
To apply for this position, please go to www.nppn.co to view the full job description.

Jacksonville, FL

Chief Development Officer, YMCA of Florida's First Coast

The Organization
The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is nationally recognized for its leadership in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We practice what we coach and have been identified as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association as well as a Gold Level Healthy Employer and the “Healthiest Employer in Jacksonville” by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

We launch cutting-edge programming, including a Stroke Wellness partnership with Brooks Rehab that was recently named a Program of Excellence through the Hospital Charitable Services Awards, a national program presented by Jackson Healthcare. We are also building Healthy Living Centers that will help us better serve children, adults and families right here in our neighborhood.

As a non-profit, we offer our services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, and are proud to offer financial support for our programming through our Annual Community Campaign. We invest in our children and run a nationally recognized charter school in Northwest Jacksonville, Tiger Academy.

We are supported by Y-USA, Florida Blue, the CDC, and 10 regional health partners. And on top of our community support, our staff truly believes the work they do contributes to the well-being of the community. But don’t take our word for it. An employee said on a recent survey, “Everyone who works here is very happy to be here. The members love the atmosphere we create for them. It is always filled with laughter and smiles.”
Forbes ranks Jacksonville among the top 10 best cities to find a job and the region’s workforce is expanding at twice the national average. Over the next ten years, it is expected to become one of the nation’s key financial services centers.

Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with over 840 square miles. It is in the First Coast region of Northeast Florida and is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River, about 25 miles south of the Georgia state line. It affords a wonderful location between Amelia Island and historic St. Augustine.
The region is home to PGA Tour headquarters and World Golf Hall of Fame. Professional sports, 90 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, the nation’s largest urban park system, a zoo, and a symphony orchestra are among some of the many entertainment and recreational activities that make Jacksonville a thriving city.
Jacksonville is home to top rated medical centers including the Mayo Clinic. It offers a strong educational system including over 10 colleges and universities.

Do you share our passion for strengthening community? Join us and apply today. We could use someone like you.
The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is an Equal Opportunity Employer, DRUG FREE Workplace.

Position Overview
Join us. We could use someone like you!

The YMCA of Florida’s First Coast’s new Chief Development Officer will be expected to position the Y as a cause, elevate its fundraising efforts, and formalize the financial development program. In effect, the YMCA’s President and CEO and the Board of Directors now wish to attract a true strategic partner who can ensure that the Association benefits from development processes, disciplines, and innovative aspirations that are consistent with the Y’s strategic ambitions.

Essential Functions:
• Reporting to the President & CEO, craft the overall strategic direction for financial development, providing strong leadership for Major Gift donor development initiatives, manage a team of results-oriented staff and be a careful steward of donors and their contributions.
• Lead and oversee all fundraising activities, particularly within the foundation community, corporate giving sources, individuals with a significant capacity to make a difference and other untapped areas.
• Deliver a financial development program that provides both new and existing donors with an exceptional experience with the organization that earns their loyalty and personal advocacy.
• Strengthen relationships with existing donors. Reach out in new and compelling ways to develop new donor funding streams including leveraging Social Media platforms to increase giving from millennial and other populations.
• Increase giving from YMCA members and participants.
• Work closely with the Board of Directors and the senior leadership team to create the vision and strategy needed to elevate the Y’s brand among various funding sources and activate their philanthropy.

Qualifications:
• An undergraduate degree is required, with an advanced degree preferred.

• CFRE preferred.

• A minimum of 10+ years of experience in development, including a proven track record in transforming an organization’s outcomes.

• Experience researching, identifying, nurturing and engaging external partners that align with the organization’s objectives is necessary.

• A broad-based development background encompassing public, foundation and corporate grants; major gifts; planned giving; capital development; sponsorships; endowment; and annual funds from diverse sources is required.

• Must possess a demonstrated record of personal success in raising significant gifts (i.e., successful six/seven-figure asks) from individuals, businesses, foundations, corporations and/or the public sector.

• Experience leveraging fundraising databases and support systems for donor segmentation, research and targeted acquisition is required.

• A strong understanding of prospect research; social media; and emerging technology tools and how to leverage these technologies to connect with constituents and develop new funding streams would distinguish highly qualified candidates.

• Leadership background should include proven ability to manage, motivate and empower a diverse internal team and volunteers, and in coordinating and supporting the fundraising activities of others.

• Given the nature of the organization, it will be helpful for candidates to have had experience and exposure to large, complex, federated non-profit organizations.

Key YMCA Organizational Leader Competencies for success include:

Philanthropy: Leads a culture of philanthropy.
Relationships: Initiates the development of relationships with influential leaders to impact and strengthen the community.
Developing Others: Ensures that a talent management system is in place and executed effectively.
Decision-Making: Possesses penetrating insight and strong strategic and critical thinking skills.
Quality Results: Determines benchmarks and ensures appropriate leadership to meet objectives.
Functional Expertise: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

NOTES:
Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package. Employer will assist with relocation costs.

New York, NY

Board Chair/Member, Girls Write Now

The Organization
Girls Write Now mentors underserved young women to find their voices through the power of writing and community.

Position Overview
Girls Write Now is now calling for nominations for Board Chair and Board of Directors. This is an extraordinary opportunity for accomplished leaders who are passionate about the mission and impact of Girls Write Now.

Our Board of Directors is currently comprised of committed women leaders from publishing, finance, law, education, media and other sectors. Girls Write Now seeks to further expand our leadership, including members of the Board of Directors and a Board Chair.

Founded 17 years ago, Girls Write Now is New York’s first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls, and one of the nation’s top after school programs, distinguished twice by the White House, and in 2014 by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York City’s top ten nonprofits. Our girls—93% high need and 94% girls of color—have won hundreds of awards and 100% of our seniors go on to college.

Girls Write Now’s three-year strategic plan launches in December 2015 and will be a key area of focus for any incoming Board Members.

At this critical juncture, we are looking to identify candidates with expertise or background in some or all of following areas:

Fundraising – ability to motivate and drive board fundraising as well as provide access to philanthropic networks, which includes assisting staff in the development of an inaugural major gifts program
Nonprofit Board Governance – leadership experience serving on or supporting nonprofit boards either as staff or as a board member, with expertise in guiding and mentoring boards during a growth period
Strategic Growth – experience serving as staff or as a board member for a nonprofit that has experienced a high-growth period
Diversity – experience and/or strong interest in developing our board in ways that reflect the diversity of the community GWN serves

How To Apply
Next Steps:

Before self-nominating or nominating a candidate, please review this downloadable packet (http://www.girlswritenow.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/GWN-BOD-CallforNominations-Packet-Summer-2015-1.pdf) complete with Nomination Process/Timeline and Board Chair/Board Member Job Descriptions.

After reviewing the material, please complete this nomination form (https://girlswritenow.formstack.com/forms/gwn2015boardofdirectorsapplication) to self-nominate or to nominate a candidate. The deadline is September 30, 2015. As part of the application, you will be asked to include your resume or biographical sketch (PDF or Word Document).

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Jacobs, Board Development Chair, at boardaffairs@girlswritenow.org.

Portland, OR

Director of Development, Marketing and Communications, Oregon Food Bank

The Organization
The Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. OFB has been fighting hunger in Oregon and Clark County, Washington for over 30 years. OFB believes in an abundance of resources and that communities thrive when people are nourished. Last year, OFB distributed 44.2 million pounds of food to nearly 950 hunger relief agencies. Embedded in the mission to eliminate hunger and its root causes is OFB’s commitment to advocate for public policies and programs that address hunger. OFB’s own nutrition and garden education programs further deepen ties with communities, businesses and educational institutions as OFB seeks to increase self-reliance and improve the health of our region’s communities.

Position Overview
The Director of Development, Marketing and Communications will lead OFB’s fund development, marketing, and communications department, and will manage the 30-person team that implements its strategy. The Director will partner closely with the Leadership Team to ensure overall organizational health and effectiveness, while delivering the departmental goals to secure charitable contributions. As the organization operates under a newly adopted strategic plan, the Director will provide vision and outline strategy to ensure adequate and growing financial resources, brand management and leverage, and a high level of community engagement.

How To Apply
The Oregon Food Bank has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://www.the360group.us/OFB_DDMC_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Monday, August 31st, 2015.

Portland, OR

Program Officer, Leadership Development, Meyer Memorial Trust

The Organization
The Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) – originally called the Fred G. Meyer Charitable Trust – was founded in 1982 by Fred Meyer, who started the chain of Pacific Northwest-based retail stores that bears his name. Today, his values – to innovate, take risks, embrace diversity, adapt to changing circumstances, contribute to economic development/parity and to develop the power of the mind – continue to create and inform the culture of MMT, influencing its activities and the role that it plays in the region. The Trust’s mission is to work with and invest in organizations, communities, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon.

Position Overview
The Program Officer, Leadership Development will be a dynamic, engaged contributor to the overall efforts of the Trust, working to develop and support new and existing community- based leadership development programs designed to train and place emerging community leaders, especially those from underrepresented populations, into public and nonprofit positions of influence, as well as programs that build skills and capacity to advocate for community needs and champion policy solutions. This position will require demonstrated knowledge and experience in broad-based, community-level leadership development. The Program Officer will contribute strong relationships, creativity, enthusiasm, and leadership development savvy to support the success of the Trust’s Resilient Social Sector portfolio.

How To Apply
The Meyer Memorial Trust has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://www.the360group.us/MMT_POLD_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions. No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

Hartford, CT

Senior Program Officer, Connecticut Health Foundation

The Organization
The Connecticut Health Foundation is the state’s largest independent health philanthropy dedicated to improvising lives by changing health systems.  Since it was established in July 1999, the foundation has supported innovative grantmaking, public health policy research, technical assistance and convening to achieve its mission – to improve the health of the people of Connecticut.

Position Overview
The senior program officer will be responsible for the following on an ongoing basis:

  • Provide analytical and strategic thinking, operational planning and implementation of the 2013-17 Strategic Plan, especially as it relates to health equity.  Contribute to the operational and strategy planning processes to assure that our grantmaking fulfills the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Identify and support strategies such as grantmaking, policy advocacy, capacity building, convening of stakeholders, leadership development, research and technical assistance to realize these goals.
  • Work closely with the public policy team to coordinate strategies and activities to realize the foundation’s goals and objectives.
  • Screen and assess prospective project proposals, work with applicants to refine plans and project budgets, provide due diligence for proposal review as assigned, review all proposals, and make funding recommendations to staff and board.
  • Monitor grantee progress through the grant period via ongoing communication and conducting site visits when appropriate to assure that grantees are accomplishing the goals outlined in their project proposals.
  • Manage the evaluation of program initiatives and utilize the findings to improve the effectiveness of initiatives in a timely manner.
  • Develop and manage budgets, negotiate contracts and supervise consultants.
  • Organize, facilitate, and represent CT Health in convenings and on committees with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to knowledge dissemination and foundation-wide communications/public relations efforts through social media, printed publications and conferences. Cultivate, develop and maintain effective working relationships with grantees, community partners, Health Leadership Fellows, and other critical stakeholders.
  • Identify and leverage external resources to support specific program directions and projects.
  • Remain abreast of current research, activities, and trends related to the health equity portfolio and draw attention to new developments in the discipline that may represent opportunities or necessitate midcourse adjustments.
  • Provide support for the Health Leadership Fellows Program.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE
The senior program officer should have the following experiences and qualifications:

  • Advanced degree with a preference for a degree in public health, public policy or a related field.Strong systems-level analysis. Demonstrated ability to think critically, problem solve, apply strong analytical and strategic analysis in order to set priorities.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in health, health equity (particularly racial and ethnic health disparities) and public policy required.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the philanthropic field and/or nonprofit sector.
  • Track record of working on initiatives from conception to implementation and through evaluation. Strong writing skills are essential. Ability to synthesize material and focus on the essence of an issue as well as see the big picture.
  • Well developed public speaking skills. Ability to create excitement and energy around CT Health’s initiatives.
  • A strong relationship builder with a history of collaborating successfully with a broad and diverse range of individuals and communities.  Culturally sensitive, open to different cultures and contexts, and able to relate to all contacts without judgment and preconceived notions.
  • Ability to work well independently and in teams and to inspire others to work toward achieving common goals.
  • Passionate about the mission of CT Health; dedicated to achieving health equity. Experience in problem solving and handling multiple priorities. Ability to organize, coordinate and negotiate.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in social media activities.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities in a fast-paced, high energy work environment.
  • Creative, flexible, good sense of humor, high tolerance for ambiguity.Reports to:  Vice President of Program.
How To Apply
Interested candidates should sent their resume and salary history to carol@kardaslarson.com.

Chicago, IL

Deputy Director-Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, The Chicago Community Trust

The Organization
For 100 years, The Chicago Community Trust, our region’s community foundation, has connected the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to improve metropolitan Chicago. In 2014, the Trust, together with its donors, granted more than $164 million to nonprofit organizations. From strengthening community schools to assisting local art programs, from building health centers to helping lives affected by violence, the Trust continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Trust online at www.cct.org.

Position Overview
Job Purpose:
The Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance is a funder collaborative hosted at The Chicago Community Trust. Its mission is to collaborate with employers and other workforce stakeholders to increase employment and earnings for underprepared workers in the Chicagoland region. It currently consists of twelve local, regional and national funders (foundations and corporations) who jointly support grant making and other supporting strategies to advance its shared mission. The Funder Alliance works very closely with World Business Chicago (WBC), which is an economic development organization that leads business retention, attraction and expansion efforts, raises Chicago’s position as a premier global business destination, and guides implementation of the Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs (PEGJ). Specifically, the Funder Alliance helps lead the PEGJ’s Workforce Development Strategy.

This position is intentionally designed to share Funder Alliance capacity with important external partners, especially WBC and its Human Capital Strategy Team, which consists of representatives from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools and Skills for Chicagoland’s Future. While this position will play an essential role for the Funder Alliance interacting with external partners, it will also be fully integrated with the Funder Alliance team (Executive Director and Board), and will provide backup support to the Executive Director to cover the specific needs of the Funder Alliance.

Job Duties:

  • Assist the Executive Director and Board as needed with the general business of the Funder Alliance, including staffing of Board meetings and Advisory Committee meetings, and the logistics of monitoring/supporting/evaluating grant investments
  • Assist the Executive Director and Board as needed with external communications for the Funder Alliance, and relationship management with funders, partners and stakeholders
  • Assist the Executive Director and Board as needed with strategic planning for the Funder Alliance
  • Lead the WBC Human Capital Strategy Team, including executive level leaders, in setting and achieving near and long-term goals (e.g., background research, scoping, gathering pipeline of initiatives, developing pilot, executing pilot, and scaling up successful pilots – in consultation with the WBC Director and WBC Deputy Director)
  • Support the Strategy Team in the management of on-time, quality initiative creation and rollout, including the empowerment of or (if necessary) creation of Industry Workforce Partnerships in the healthcare and transportation/distribution/logistics (TDL) sectors
  • Manage 1-2 Economic Growth Fellows in support of the goals of the Strategy Team
  • Oversee and lead the deployment of Funder Alliance and World Business Chicago resources in support of the goals of the Strategy Team
  • Support the WBC Director and WBC Deputy Director in reporting/communicating Plan progress to various community stakeholders
  • Lead research and analyses related to the work of the Strategy Team (including analyzing economic trend data, financial modeling, best practice gathering via local and global experts, project scoping, impact analysis, and the like) and updates to the PlanPlan and execute convenings and/or other events that support the goals and objectives of the Funder Alliance and the WBC Human Capital Strategy Team

This description should not be construed to contain every function or responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job.  Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in public policy, business, or other related field preferred
  • Must be service-oriented and committed to providing exceptional service to all partners of the Funder Alliance
  • Must have 3+ years’ experience owning program management deliverables, 10 years of overall related experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required; Microsoft Access experience preferred
  • Must have expertise and experience related to workforce development strategy and some knowledge of economic development
  • Must have ability to deliver high-quality outputs on time with the ability to work well with a team
  • Must possess strong interpersonal written/verbal communications skills, an attention to detail and good program management skills
  • Must have organizational skills with an ability to prioritize, multi-task and work independently
  • Must have occasional flexibility to work outside of normal business hours
  • Must possess a passion for civic engagement that makes a difference for Chicagoland’s future
How To Apply
Interested individuals should submit an application including a resume and cover letter at http://www.cct.org/careers/.
Posting Date:  July 16, 2015
Deadline:         August 5 2015

Chapel Hill, NC

Deputy Director of Principal Gifts, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Organization
The University of North Carolina has enjoyed a long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation. Carolina Development is proud of its donor-centered philosophy, pursuing activities that always respect the interests and intentions of the donor as well as the University.  The organization’s collaborative nature is a critical component to fulfilling our mission of raising private funds to benefit the university.  The university is in the early stages of planning its next comprehensive campaign and is currently recruiting top national talent to join the team.

Position Overview
Carolina Development is seeking applications for the position of Deputy Director of Principal Gifts.  The Deputy Director of Principal Gifts will report directly to the Senior Director of Principal Gifts and will be responsible for a personal portfolio of $5M+ prospects, as well as assisting the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Senior Director of Principal Gifts with the university’s top donors and prospects. Primary responsibilities include: prospect identification, strategy development with schools and units, preparation of briefing documents and other written materials, and direct fund raising including all phases of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The successful candidate will staff the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor at high-level events, ensuring that all necessary preparatory and follow-up activities are implemented in a timely manner and will assist in additional special projects as may be assigned by the Senior Director of Principal Gifts and senior management.

Principal Functions:

  • Fundraising, including all phases of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Work with the Vice Chancellor for Development and the Chancellor to assist in the management of their portfolio of prospects, including strategizing, staffing, and ensuring that all necessary steps are taken to bring these donors to investment.
  • Attend outreach and other development-related events with the Vice Chancellor and or Chancellor, ensuring that all necessary preparatory and follow-up activities are undertaken.
  • Assist in assignments and special projects as may be assigned by the Senior Director of Principal Gifts and senior management.

Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree

Qualification and Experience:

The Deputy Director of Principal Gifts will be a seasoned and polished fundraising professional who knows and understands the nature and purpose of higher education.  Leading candidates will have:

  • Approximately five to seven years of progressively responsible fundraising experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required.
  • A knowledge of North Carolina or a sensitivity to the special nature of the southern region of the country.
  • An ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive, research university setting.
  • A demonstrated record of fundraising accomplishments. An ability to work effectively with volunteers and manage staff.
  • An ability to develop the full potential for support from volunteers.
  • A stable employment history with increasing levels of responsibility at each career juncture.
  • The drive to be successful.
  • A high energy level.
  • Integrity, sincerity, and. exceptional organization skills.
How To Apply
Please apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/79247. All candidates must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Additional questions about the application process may be directed to Genesis Wallace, HR Specialist at 919-962-2809 or gmwall@email.unc.edu.

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