Portland, OR

Portfolio Director, Resilient Social Sector, 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. Having left instructions in his will to establish the charitable trust, he bequeathed it nearly two million shares of stock in Fred Meyer Inc., and gave the Trust no prescriptive constraints. Instead, he allowed the Trustees to establish broad frameworks that would be responsive to the region he so loved. 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 the Trust, influencing its activities and role that it plays in the region. Today, with assets of approximately $785 million, it is still among the largest foundations in the nation. 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 Portfolio Director reports to the Director of Programs and leads the work of the Resilient Social Sector portfolio team. The position’s core responsibilities include collaborating with senior leadership to set the portfolio strategic direction; developing and executing strategy and work plans; overseeing portfolio assessment; providing field leadership; and inspiring community partnerships, collaborations, and co-funding relationships. The Portfolio Director also prepares and manages the portfolio’s grant making and administrative budgets, and is responsible for team operations and the performance management of direct reports. The position is responsible for cultivating successful collaborations across the Trust’s portfolios and leveraging connections and skills from throughout the organization to strengthen both the portfolio and the Trust. As the leader of the Resilient Social Sector team (which will include Program Officers, Program Associates and a dotted-line relationship to the Leadership Development Program Officer) the position will be responsible for managing professionals at various stages in their professional development and careers. In all facets of responsibility, the Portfolio Director ensures that the Trust’s key values of equity, collaboration, innovation, responsiveness, humbleness, and transparency are upheld.

How To Apply
Meyer Memorial Trust has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://www.the360group.us/MMT_PDRSS_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 Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.

San Rafael, CA

Development Director, Prison University Project

The Organization
The mission of the Prison University Project is to provide excellent higher education programs to people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison; to create a replicable model for such programs; and to stimulate public awareness and meaningful dialogue about higher education and criminal justice in California.  The organization’s central project is the College Program at San Quentin, which provides both a College Preparatory and an Associate of Arts degree program to over 350 men at the prison. The organization currently has 11 paid staff, including the Development Director position, and nearly 150 volunteers, most of whom are graduate students and faculty from local Bay Area colleges and universities.  The organization has a roughly $1.3M annual budget, plus roughly $500K worth of volunteered instructional hours.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director is responsible for growing the philanthropic base required to successfully implement our mission. The Development Director will develop and manage a strategy to increase the annual operating funds from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other funding partners. The Development Director is responsible for supervising the Development Associate/Grant-writer.

This is a full-time, exempt, salaried, position with benefits. Job Duties include:

  • Fundraising (70%)Create and manage a multi-year strategic fundraising plan for the Prison University Project.
  • Create and execute PUP’s annual fundraising plan, including donor cultivation and stewardship, annual fund/direct appeals, development events, and planned giving.
  • Oversee submission of all funding proposals, applications, and reports, and supervise the work of the Development Associate on such projects.
  • Support and work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Board Fundraising Committee in cultivation, solicitation and recognition of major individual and institutional donors.
  • Manage and oversee the organization’s revenue status; work closely with the finance and gift processing staff.
  • Work with the PUP program staff to coordinate site visits for potential and existing donors.
  • Maintain and oversee all philanthropic databases.

Communications (15%)

  • Oversee production of communications materials, including Annual Report, Newsletter, holiday cards, and general marketing materials.
  • Support Executive Director in public relations and media outreach, and in hiring and supervision of communications consultants as needed.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization.

Operations (15%)

  • Work with Program staff and consultants to ensure full, accurate data collection and reporting necessary to support programs, communications and evaluation work.
  • Assist Executive Director with the creation of the organization budget, as needed. Create and manage annual Development budget.
  • Create and present regular Development reports to the Board of Directors at Board meetings.
  • Participate in senior management team meetings and other organization-wide meetings as appropriate.

Key Success Factors

  • 5+ years professional experience in fundraisingSignificant experience working with foundation, corporate and individual donors; track record of cultivating major donors at the five-figure+, ideally six-figure+ level.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with consistent attention to detail, clarity, and organization.
  • Capacity to work effectively, diplomatically, and sensitively with a wide range of constituents, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Strong staff management skills and experience.
  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends and best practices in philanthropy.
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skillsA passionate commitment to the mission of the Prison University Project.
  • Astute financial management skillsCompetence with Apple MAC-based computers and expertise in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Experience with fundraising and finance software; knowledge of Salesforce a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree desirable.
  • Available to work some nights and weekends as required for program implementation.
  • A valid California driver’s license, and a safe driving record

Position requires lifting up to 15 pounds for 1/4 of the time.


  • PUP provides a competitive base salary plus benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Vacation and holiday pay.
  • Employees may also participate in a retirement plan.

Statement of Non-Discrimination:
In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination/ harassment based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/ domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status.

How To Apply
Application and Deadlines:
To apply for this position, please submit a resume and detailed cover letter, highlighting past experience and qualifications to hiring@prisonuniversityproject.org with “Development Director” in the subject heading.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, until the position is filled.

Baltimore, MD

Senior Associate, Research, Evaluation and Learning, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Organization
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Research, Evaluation and Learning unit (REAL) develops and manages a wide range of activities related to research, evaluation, performance management, development and use of data systems and organizational learning. The Senior Research Associate will be the lead REAL staff person on a number of research and evaluation projects related to human service system reform and will collaborate with other REAL Team members to support and advance our work around performance management, data development and organizational learning.

Reporting to the Director of Research and Evaluation, the Senior Research Associate will lead research and evaluation efforts related to Juvenile Justice system reform and work closely with REAL colleagues to promote collaboration and integration of research and evaluation activities in the areas of Child Welfare, Evidence Based Practice, Family Economic Success, Community Change, Policy Reform and Leadership Development.

Position Overview
Fulfill Research and Evaluation functions, including:

  • Working with program staff on evaluation prerequisites including logic model, theory of change and evaluation plan development.
  • Advocate and secure Program Team resources and support for evaluation-related activities including support for grantee evaluation capacity.
  • Initiating and managing evaluability assessments of Foundation investments in programs, system reform, influence and capacity building initiatives.
  • Initiating and managing third-party comprehensive evaluations (including process, cost and outcome studies) of complex, multi-site policy reform and program initiatives.
  • Building the capacity of Foundation grantees, partners and staff to constructively participate in the evaluation process and utilize evaluation products and services.
  • Collaborating with Senior Research Associates who lead Child Welfare, Family Economic Success and Community Change research evaluation, in order to maximize opportunities for cross-project learning.

Support and promote REAL’s unit-wide work by:

  • Collaborating with REAL staff in advancing the Unit-wide goals and strategies.
  • Collaborating with REAL staff and consultants in projects designed to increase the diversity and cultural competence of researchers and evaluators in Casey’s fields of interest.
  • Collaborating with REAL staff and colleagues to promote development of public data resources that support research, evaluation and performance management.
  • Collaborating with the Senior Associate for Performance Management to operationalize and monitor performance measures for Casey portfolios.
  • Collaborating with the Senior Associate for Knowledge Management to develop a Foundation-wide Learning Agenda designed to improve our practice as program officers and managers.

Promote data-driven, research-based decision making across the Foundation by:

  • Representing REAL in work groups and advisory committees, meetings and site visits.
  • Collaborating with colleagues as a Research and Evaluation advisor, technical assistance provider and thought partner.
  • Contributing to the field of Research and Evaluation by representing the Foundation in Research and Evaluation meetings, conferences and networks and connecting the Foundation to promising practices and resources in the field.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • REAL seeks candidates who have a minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible experience in research and evaluation, with particular interest in foundation, public sector, or non-profit settings and demonstrated interest and expertise in the evaluation of human service systems reform and related activities.
  • An advanced degree in a field relevant to the Foundation’s work is expected. In addition, the ideal candidate should combine: Ph.D. preferred or equivalent experience in any of the following areas: Criminal Justice, Psychology,  Public Policy, Public Health, Mental Health, Social Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Social Work or related fields.
  • Experience in managing complex, multi-year projects involving multiple contractors and stakeholders.
  • Experience working with public human service systems such as State or County Juvenile Justice systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the field of study including publications or scientific journals and presentations at national research and evaluation conferences.
  • Familiarity and practice of AEA cultural competence framework http://www.eval.org/ccstatement

Essential Skills, Knowledge Orientation
Technical Skills and Knowledge:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with particular expertise in communicating research findings, data and issues to non-research audiences.
  • Strong quantitative and/or qualitative research skills and experience with mixed methods.
  • Substantive knowledge and expertise in relevant areas such as juvenile justice, human service systems practice and policy.

Organizational Skills:

  • Ability to prioritize among multiple competing demands in a manner consistent with the REAL mission of promoting data-driven, research-based decision making in the Foundation and the field.
  • Sound and seasoned judgment, including a demonstrated capacity to both support and lead among Foundation leaders, senior researchers, policy makers, consumers and advocates.
  • Organizational, analytical and planning skills that can sustain the multi-faceted work of complicated initiatives, as well as the specific activities of individual grantees and sites.

Professional Orientation:

  • A results-based orientation that prioritizes the timely delivery of tangible, high-quality research and evaluation products and services to the Foundation and the field.
  • Commitment to increasing diversity and cultural competence in the field of Research and Evaluation.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and strong sense of individual and collective responsibility.
  • Tools and Equipment UsedMicrosoft Office Suite, smart phones, copy machine, fax machine.

Work Environment:

  • The work is performed primarily in an office setting with approximately 20 percent travel required.

This is an exempt position, meaning pay is on a salaried rather than hourly or daily basis. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and earnings history. A strong benefits package will be provided as well.

How To Apply
Please apply online: www.aecf.org/careers.aspx

Minneapolis, MN

Executive Assistant, The McKnight Foundation

The Organization
Background: Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Minnesota based family foundation has assets of approximately $2 billion and granted about $88 million in 2014. McKnight concentrates resources in the arts; early literacy; the environment; the region and communities; neuroscience and crop research; and select efforts in Southeast Asia and East Africa. McKnight subscribes to the Minnesota Council on Foundations’ “Principles for Minnesota Grantmakers.”

Position Overview
Position Purpose:
The executive assistant supports the president, board of directors, and Family Membership Group to keep the work of the executive office running smoothly. The executive assistant provides governance, communication, and logistical support to the board of directors.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

  • Support of the President
  • Serve as first point of contact for outside callers; determine appropriate action.
  • Support the President in working with the Executive and Governance committees, including coordinating annual meeting/conference call schedule and distributing meeting materials.
  • Make travel arrangements including registration for conferences, hotel accommodations, air travel, and provide supporting materials for President’s travel.
  • Draft memos, letters, or other writing as assigned.
  • Schedule meetings, keep calendar up to date and accurate; provide daily schedule with backup information for President.
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings and conference calls as requested by President.
  • Sort mail; route as necessary; respond or follow up as necessary.
  • Maintain Contacts list, files, correspondence.
  • Support of the Board of Directors and Family Membership Group
  • Make travel arrangements including registration for conferences, hotel accommodations, air travel, and provide supporting materials as available.
  • Coordinate and manage travel and related logistics for in town and off-site board meetings, Family Membership Group, and board retreats.
  • Prepare and distribute in a timely manner all relevant materials.
  • Assist board members with passports, visas and medical insurance for international travel.
  • Ensure board members of familiar with International SOS and how to utilize the resources available through ISOS before and during international travel.
  • Administer and process board expenses and expense reports.
  • Serve as first point of contact for outside callers for the Board Chair; determine action. Manage the board portal, BoardEffect to ensure BoardEffect materials are current and BoardEffect is effectively utilized and integrated as primary communication tool for board members.
  • Orient new board members to BoardEffect and assist all board members and senior staff in setting up personalized dashboards.
  • Assist board members with troubleshooting basic BoardEffect issues.
  • Utilize the capabilities of BoardEffect to manage collaborative scheduling and conduct surveys.
  • Maintain current copies of board governance documents, including a board handbook on Board Effect.
  • Collaborate with finance team members and board/staff work group or committee leads in sharing and maintaining committee materials.
  • Be the in-house expert on BoardEffect and understand its capabilities and strategies for fully utilizing it and for back-end problem solving.
  • Distribute boardbook and related materials and committee materials via BoardEffect and other means as requested by specific board members.
  • Serve as point person for boardbook communications and needs including back-end management of BoardEffect.

Meeting Responsibilities

  • Compile board book after review by President and Communications Director.
  • Record and prepare draft of board meeting minutes.
  • Notify Finance team of director attendance at board meetings so that stipends are paid.
  • Provide hotel arrangements information and directors discretionary grant information for boardbook, provide board book mailing information for Operations.
  • Prepare draft agenda, attendance sheet, feedback forms, and others as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to anticipate needs and act accordingly.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage projects and logistics.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the difference between the President position and that of board members.
  • Ability to prepare clearly written summaries and analysis.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively interpersonally and in group presentations.
  • Ability to handle heavy workload and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to develop a high level of content expertise in BoardEffect and understand intranet administration.
  • Ability to work with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook and with Adobe Acrobat Pro and Photoshop.
  • Ability to manage highly detailed work with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a variety of people and groups and to represent the Foundation effectively.

Required Education and Experience

  • In addition to the above knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements, the ideal candidate for this position will also possess a BA degree and a minimum of five years related full time professional work experience in an executive/board support position in an organization of similar size, or a combination of equivalent experience and training.
  • Experience working with a board of directors, preferably a family board, is strongly desired.
  • Working Conditions and Physical Effort: Work is normally performed in an office work environment but may occasionally include lifting and bending.
  • Regular operation of normal office machines (computer, copier, and fax) is required.
  • There are occasional evenings and weekends required.
  • Limited travel may be required.
How To Apply
Apply via The McKnight Foundation website:
Applications accepted through May 27, 2015

Baltimore, MD

Vice President, Talent and Leadership Development, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Organization
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a private charitable foundation committed to disadvantaged children and their families. With a culture that is both result and data driven, its work influences the highest level of public policy discussions on fundamental issues that face impoverished families, their neighborhoods and the country at large. It is widely acknowledged as one of the most effective, influential and well-run philanthropies in America. The Foundation is now one of the largest private philanthropies in the world and the largest private foundation focused on the welfare of children. With assets of more than $2.8 billion, it awards more than $176 million in grants each year. The Foundation employs approximately 200 people. Additional information about the Foundation’s initiatives can be found at www.aecf.org.

Position Overview
The Annie E. Casey Foundation seeks an accomplished vice president for Talent and Leadership Development to join one of the nation’s most influential and respected foundations. The vice president for Talent and Leadership Development is a member of the Foundation’s Senior Leadership Team and is expected to contribute to the overall strategic management of the Foundation. The Talent and Leadership Development portfolio includes three units: Leadership Development, Organizational Development and Race Equity and Inclusion. These units work in high alignment with each other and with all other units of the Foundation to advance the Foundation’s mission. The tactics used to achieve the mission include national grant making, internal and external capacity building and field building.

· Leadership Development: This work, developed over the past 20 years, provides results-based leadership development to leaders in the field working on behalf of children, families and communities. Our unique brand of leadership development is a competency-based model built on the foundations of Results-Based Accountability and Results Based Facilitation. Our signature program, the Children and Family Fellowship, is the oldest of our programs and generates knowledge for the many other leadership programs we run. Many of our programs have alumni networks supported by the Foundation.

· Organizational Development: The Organizational Development team ensures that the Foundation has a well thought out and consistent approach to the professional and career development of our staff. The team also facilitates most of the Foundation-wide meetings, provides consulting and facilitation support to Casey teams and works in close partnership with our Human Resources Department. Additionally, this unit provides, with other Casey partners, capacity-building support to the Foundation’s mission critical grantees.

· Race Equity and Inclusion: This body of work aspires to create equitable opportunities for children and families and focuses on how race impacts their futures. This team provides training and tools for Casey staff to ensure that race equity is given serious consideration in our work. An important component of the work is field building, centered on data to inform decisions, policy advocacy and reform and tools for the social sector.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in one of the nation’s most important civic institutions and to engage in substantive philanthropic work. The position calls for leadership and creative vision, a focus on results, ability to move proven ideas to scale, national visibility, strengths in outreach and collaboration, outstanding communication and managerial skills and a demonstrated commitment to the Foundation’s mission and role in creating equitable opportunities for the country’s most disadvantaged children and families.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this person will play a key role with the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He or she is expected to have a deep understanding of all of the Foundation’s work and be able to represent the Foundation’s point of view on current issues in the field. Senior leaders work closely with the President and CEO in establishing Foundation policy and practice and in the overall development of the Foundation’s budget. Senior leaders lead by example in upholding the vision, values and culture of the Foundation.

The vice president is expected to take calculated risks while protecting the Foundation’s reputation, navigate complex environments and demonstrate ambition and humility about achievable progress for low-income children and families. The vice president also:

· provides leadership and direction in setting the overall results, indicators and strategies within the Talent and Leadership Development department;
· provides overall guidance and recommendations for developing new strands of work and stays abreast of cutting edge/best practices as they relate to informing the next generation of the unit’s work;
· is the lead spokesperson for the department and its work;
· ensures alignment in the principles, priorities and practices within the various components of the department; and
· develops and strengthens partnerships with key stakeholders across the country.

Reporting and Supervisory Responsibilities:

· Reports to: President and CEO
· Location: The Foundation’s headquarters are located in Baltimore, Maryland, and staff are expected to reside within daily commuting distance from the Foundation.
· Supervisory Responsibilities: Directors, senior associates, program associates, program assistants and administrative professionals (approximately 15 staff)
· Collaboration: Works with all other teams and units across the Foundation and partners in the field

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge and Experience

· Demonstrated experience in creating and articulating a vision and moving the vision to action
· Significant work experience with public and nonprofit organizations and demonstrated understanding of the role of leadership in achieving results
· Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders
· A national reputation for producing tangible and durable results in the leadership of organizations and partnerships
· Experience using data and metrics for assessing progress and shifting strategies and tactics if needed
· Proven aptitude in collaborating with peers to share knowledge, build coalitions and take aligned action
· Demonstrated ability to accountably manage a multimillion-dollar budget and contribute to responsible oversight of a large endowment
· Significant aptitude and imagination to understand and respond to the implications of Casey’s work in today’s environment

 · A deep commitment to, and experience in, working on behalf of vulnerable populations in the United States
· An understanding of the impact of race, class, culture and language on family success and a commitment to creating equitable opportunities for all U.S. children and families
· Openness to new ideas; a creative and innovative mind energetically searching for new solutions
· Temperamental readiness to embrace complexity, to set ambitious goals and to take intelligent risks
· An appreciation and respect for the importance of engagement and participation of partners in the design and development of the work
· A thorough comfort with and appreciation for diversity

· Internal management style that emphasizes the primacy of mission, the sharing of credit and clear accountability for results
· Comfort with an inclusive, transparent, non-hierarchical and cooperative organizational culture
· Ability to convey powerfully and persuasively Casey’s ideas, experience, values and strategies to diverse influential audiences; a public communication style that emphasizes what “we” think, rather than who “I” am
· Ability to advocate and negotiate for achieving results in complicated and often politically charged reform projects with multiple and frequently contending stakeholders and significant economic constraints
· Ability to identify, attract, lead, inspire, engage and manage very talented staff
· Strong ability to listen, learn, motivate and teach
· A pragmatic, open-minded, “what works” decision-making style that values evidence, measurement and consensus building over ideology or partisan motives
· Capacity to find common ground and shared values in group processes
· An appreciation for the importance of integration and synergy (i.e., the whole is greater than the sum of its parts) in both Casey’s “thinking” and its organizational management
· Decisiveness

This position requires excellent and demonstrated oral and written communication skills as well as a willingness to travel 25 percent of time.

We are only accepting resumes until June 05, 2015.

How To Apply
Please apply online at www.aecf.org/careers.aspx

Chapel Hill, NC

Director of Enrichment Programs, University of North Carolina General Alumni Association

The Organization
The General Alumni Association serves Carolina and our students – past, present and future. The GAA is your Carolina connection and provides publications, programs, services, records management and legislative advocacy to support our University and to keep us connected to Chapel Hill and to each other.The GAA is a self-governed, nonprofit membership organization that serves The University of North Carolina and its many alumni, students, parents and friends. Through our programs, the GAA promotes a spirit of fellowship and loyalty among alumni, provides a continuous flow of information on the progress and needs of the University, and encourages united alumni support for its advancement.

Position Overview
The GAA’s Enrichment Programs are a key component in the association’s mission of serving and engaging UNC’s alumni and GAA members. This senior-level role of Director of Enrichment Programs leads a team of 10 alumni relations professionals and has overall leadership responsibility for program development that supports the association’s membership retention and acquisition goals. Those programs include: Homecoming and Reunion Activities, Education and Travel, Alumni Clubs, Career Services and Student Programs.


  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferably from UNC
  • Five or more years of academic and/or alumni relations experience
  • Experience within a comprehensive, research university setting
  • Significant experience and ability in promoting, organizing and executing events
  • Proven ability to manage and lead effectively, both people and programs, including planning, resource allocation, budget allocation and supervision
  • Demonstrated experience working in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to motivate and work with volunteers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Initiative, creativity and imagination, coupled with an appreciation for University and alumni traditions
  • Ability to interact successfully with a variety of people, including high-level administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni
  • Willingness to work outside of normal office hours as needed
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
How To Apply
Applicants should submit an introductory letter, resume, professional references, a salary history and links to any online work samples via email to gaaprograms@unc.edu or write to:
Director of Enrichment Programs Search
P.O. Box 660
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0660
No telephone calls or faxes, please. All applications will be acknowledged.

Chapel Hill, NC

Senior Director of Development Communications, 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. Carolina Development is seeking applications for the position of Senior Director of Development Communications. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for University Development, the Senior Director will lead a team of professionals in creating the communications strategies that will contribute to successful development work, and, in particular a successful comprehensive campaign. The Senior Director will work directly with development leadership across the university to develop the university’s case for support based on university priorities, develop a campaign communications plan and provide a portfolio of campaign materials for use across campus. The Senior Director will work closely with development leaders in the schools and units to define and craft individualized messages appropriate for each individual constituency. The Senior Director serves as the Development liaison with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs to ensure coordination of messaging and content.

Position Overview
Principal Functions:

  • Based on market research, data, and the expressed needs of the Office of University Development and university-wide development operations, formulate and articulate a strategic and integrated development communications strategy and plan and provide ongoing, consistent and coordinated communications support.
  • Assess the needs of the upcoming comprehensive campaign and develop and implement the strategic communications plan and deploy the necessary assets to ensure success.
  • Serve as spokesperson for the Office of University Development in collaboration with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Convene and coordinate with development officers and communicators campus-wide to ensure consistency of communications strategies for University Development.
  • Use cutting-edge technology to write and edit or supervise writing and editing of publications, web and multimedia materials, direct mail appeals, advertising, marketing materials and proposals.
  • Identify audiences, messaging and calls to action to engage target audiences.
  • Develop media and materials that drive targeted audiences to action.
  • Ensure campaign activities and materials are presented to appeal to existing and new donors.
  • Lead and supervise a collaborative team including writers, e-communicators, graphic designers and manage the relationship between the Office of Development Communications and UNC Creative Services to ensure high quality and consistency of message and appearance through a variety of channels including the alumni magazine, fundraising/major gift proposals, e-communications, solicitation and stewardship communications, web strategy, and event communications.
  • Supervise relationships between the Office of University Development and freelance or contractual writers, designers and photographers.
  • Carry out other such responsibilities as may be assigned by the Vice Chancellor for University Development.

Education Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Journalism, English, Communications or other related major. Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

Qualification & Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in marketing, branding, communications, public relations or related field with a proven track record of success in clearly articulating the case for support to donors, prospects or transferrable skills
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory experience of professional staff
  • Superior interpersonal/written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of the techniques for disseminating information to the public through various channels of communication including print, web, email and various existing and new social media channels
  • Ability to edit and analyze informational materials prepared by others
  • Experience within a comprehensive, research university setting
  • A high energy level and the drive to be successful
  • An employment history highlighted by increasing levels of responsibility
  • Experience working with strategic and integrated communications planning, as well implementation management
  • Proven ability to manage and lead effectively, both people and programs, including planning, resource allocation, budget allocation and supervision. Independent judgment and initiative required
  • Strong diplomacy skills (able to successfully manage external and internal relationships and effectively liaise with colleagues at all levels) and a customer service oriented attitude
  • Demonstrated experience working in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated experience in setting and achieving challenging goals
How To Apply

Candidate Instructions:Please apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/73468. 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 Lisa Waldeck, HR Consultant at 919-962-0015 or Lisa_Waldeck@unc.edu.

Wichita, KS

Chief Financial Officer, Kansas Health Foundation

The Organization
Located in Wichita, Kansas, the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) is a philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans.  The Foundation’s assets total over $500 million and approximately $20 million in grants is paid out annually.  Using a strategic grant-making approach, KHF seeks opportunities to invest its resources in people and projects that meet its mission and that create long-term, sustainable health improvements.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the board of directors and other Foundation senior leaders, the Chief Financial Officer oversees all investment and finance activities of the Foundation to plan, develop and implement investment and finance strategies which will achieve the Foundation’s long-term investment objectives.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinates all investment committee activities under the direction of the committee chair and CEO.
  • Maintains contact with investment managers by reviewing regular manager reports, scheduling manager visits to the Foundation, and visiting managers in their offices at intervals to be determined by the investment committee and CEO.
  • Maintains regular contact with the Foundation’s investment consultants in order to recommend new investment policies and strategies to the committee, and determine that managers and the total portfolio are meeting long-term performance targets.

Required qualifications include:

  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance or accounting required; advanced degree in a business related field preferred. CPA and/or CFA designation is strongly preferred.
  • Significant experience (minimum of 10 years) in a non-profit, tax-exempt organization setting with preference given to experience in philanthropy.
  • Strong skills and experience with large, complex institutional investment programs.
  • Familiarity with government compliance reporting requirements for tax-exempt organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience managing employees, consultants, investment managers and other stakeholders.
How To Apply
EFL Associates has been retained by the Kansas Health Foundation to conduct this search.  To express interest or to make a referral, please contact Todd Scott at todd.scott@eflassociates.com or at 913-234-1376.

Fort Wayne, IN

Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

The Organization
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a student-centered public comprehensive university serving the higher education needs of northeast Indiana through offering a broad range of high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs; supporting excellence in teaching and learning; advancing and sharing knowledge through research and creative endeavor; working with the community to develop intellectual, cultural, economic, and human resources. IPFW enrolls a diverse student body of 13,000 students, including 3,000 students in dual enrollment courses. IPFW offers over 200 degree and certificate programs through its ten colleges, schools, and divisions. IPFW is an NCAA Division I institution with highly competitive teams. For more information about IPFW please visit our website at www.ipfw.edu.

About Fort Wayne
Located in northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne offers big city opportunities in a small city environment. The city is home to a diverse population, active arts community, interesting museums, terrific indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities, several minor league athletic teams. In addition, Fort Wayne offers easy access to nine major Midwest cities and beyond via the convenient airport and interstate highways.

Position Overview
IPFW invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Advancement (VCA). The University seeks a collaborative and innovative development leader with experience in the not-for-profit sector, preferably in higher education, to enhance the institution’s advancement efforts. Responsibilities and reporting relationships. The VCA is responsible the strategic development and management of all development functions, alumni relations, external relations, and articulation of the university mission through communications and marketing. The VCA is the chief fund-raising official of the university and provides strategic and proactive recommendations on policy, actions, and opportunities related to advancement to the Chancellor and the executive staff. The VCA has direct oversight and operational responsibility for the offices of Development, University Relations, and Alumni Relations and reports to the Chancellor. The VCA serves as a member of the Chancellor’s executive staff.

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The successful candidate must a minimum of five years demonstrated success in leadership, comprehensive campaign planning and execution, and fund-raising. In addition, they must have significant experience in marketing and external relations and demonstrated ability to develop and lead teams. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive and comprehensive fund-raising experience in higher education and a successful track record in major and planned giving. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience in alumni relations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license. Employment is contingent on a satisfactory background records check and a motor vehicle records (MVR) check.

How To Apply
Applications and letters of nomination are being considered immediately. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of five professional references. Submission of official transcripts will be required of all candidates invited for campus interviews. The position will remain open until filled, but applications should be received no later than April 26, 2015 to assure full consideration.

To apply, please go to www.ipfw.jobs/jobs (posting 4/13/15)
Please direct nominations and inquiries regarding the position to:
Dr. George S. McClellan, Chair
VCFA Search Committee
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN  46805

IPFW is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Minneapolis, MN

Accounting Assistant, The McKnight Foundation

The Organization
Background: Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Minnesota based family foundation has assets of approximately $2 billion and granted about $88 million in 2014. McKnight concentrates resources in the arts; early literacy; the environment; the region and communities; neuroscience and crop research; and select efforts in Southeast Asia and East Africa. McKnight subscribes to the Minnesota Council on Foundations’ “Principles for Minnesota Grantmakers.”

Position Overview
Position Purpose: This position reports directly to the Controller to support the work of the Foundation’s Finance Team by initiating all Foundation wire transfers, mailing outgoing checks, assisting with annual audits and tax returns, coding and depositing checks received and providing backup to the investment assistant as needed. Responsibilities also include:

  • Providing administrative support to the Controller and accounting staff members.
  • Provide individual contributions in assigned accounting, finance and treasury functions.
  • Match all grant checks/electronic payments with letters and agreements, collate, and mail.
  • Match all grant payment backup with grant report and fileVerify that wiring instructions are accurate and that they contain the proper approvals.
  • Prepare and properly record electronic wire transfers online for all administrative, grant, and checking account wire transfers.
  • Maintain general finance and accounting files.
  • Correspond with grantees and administrative wire recipients regarding wire transfers.Revise procedures as needed and update Intranet.
  • Maintain records for the Foundation’s corporate credit cards and initiate applications for new and replacement cards, lost or stolen cards, and credit increases.
  • Track checks received, deposit them into appropriate Foundation checking accounts, record deposits into Dynamics, and communicate receipts with relevant parties.
  • Upload and post transactions from Concur Travel and Expense Management System to Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • Provide administrative support to Controller and accounting staff and serve as backup to Investment Assistant.
  • Provide scheduling, correspondence, and file maintenance support.
  • Assist with organization of meetings by making room reservations; assisting with travel arrangements; and arranging details such as food, beverages, room setup, and technology.
  • Prepare agendas and meeting minutes for team meetings.Assist with management of archiving documents.
  • Coordinate all mail and correspondence with the Audit/Finance Committee Meetings

Minimum Education and Experience: The qualified candidate will have an Associate’s degree and a minimum of two years related full time professional work experience in an administrative position within an accounting department of a foundation or nonprofit. Knowledge of accounting/finance indicating an understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. Knowledge, skills and ability to anticipate needs and act accordingly. Ability to prepare clearly written summaries and analysis. Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to communicate effectively interpersonally and in group presentations.Ability to handle heavy workload and meet deadlines. Ability to work with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Access and Outlook. Advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel including proficiency using advanced formulas, tables and formatting, and charting.Ability to learn and work with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Ability to manage highly detailed work with speed and accuracy. Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a variety of people and groups and to represent the Foundation effectively.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort: Work is normally performed in an office work environment but may occasionally include lifting and bending. Regular operation of normal office machines (computer, copier, and fax) is required.Competitive salary with excellent benefits.

How To Apply
Apply via The McKnight Foundation website https://www.mcknight.org/about-us/job-openingsApplications accepted through April 19, 2015.

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