Washington, DC, New York, NY or San Francisco, CA

Partnerships Developer (Major Gifts), Protect Democracy

The Organization

Protect Democracy formed to prevent American Democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government

Protect Democracy formed to prevent American Democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government

Protect Democracy formed to prevent American Democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government.

Position Overview

Protect Democracy is seeking an experienced and entrepreneurial individual to join our team as Partnership Developer specializing in donor relations and major gifts. As the manager of our major gifts program, you will play a key role in ensuring the future of Protect Democracy by serving as a prominent member of the Protect Democracy fundraising team, responsible for cultivating donor relationships, representing the organization to donors, prospects and other external audiences, and fostering innovation and growth in Protect Democracy’s fundraising practices.

About Protect Democracy:

  • Competitive pay and phenomenal benefits. All positions are full-time and offer a salary and benefits that are commensurate with experience. We pay very well and offer compensation packages at the leading edge of competitiveness for the social justice and non-profit sector nationwide. For example, our benefits include: three months of paid parental leave; a 401k plan in which we match employee contributions dollar for dollar up to 6% of salary; and full coverage for an excellent health care plan. In addition, staff are provided with the resources and funding they need to do their work excellently.
  • Commitment to a diverse workplace.  Protect Democracy is an equal opportunity employer. Our culture principles emphasize that there is strength in diversity as we believe diverse teams are more innovative, creative, and productive. Protect Democracy encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and political affiliation.
  • Ample opportunities for personal & professional development. At Protect Democracy, we invest in our staff, and that includes fostering connections between members of the team and providing opportunities for training and continued education. Candidates who do not meet all listed criteria should still apply, as our organizational structure focuses on providing mentorship and opportunities for professional growth.
  • Open to applicants from all over the country. Location requirements are flexible. The only requirement is that your location be one that allows you to complete the demands of the position and mission. We currently have staff in DC, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Virginia, North Carolina, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer shared workspaces in those locations for those who enjoy working in an office environment.

As the manager of our major gifts program, you will:

  • Support the Executive Director on all major fundraising initiatives, including serving as a representative of Protect Democracy in external presentations and one-on-one meetings;
  • Manage full cycle of existing donor engagement, including planning and conducting meetings with a portfolio of high-capacity donors and prospects capable of making gifts of $10,000+ to Protect Democracy;
  • Lead efforts to identify, solicit and steward new sources of revenue, including identifying and qualifying new prospects;
  • Develop tailored strategies to engage new prospective high-capacity donors and upgrade existing key donors;
  • Collaborate with the fundraising team to craft annual development goals and track progress towards those goals;
  • Independently seek opportunities to build and improve on Protect Democracy’s development operations by closely examining needs, assessing possible solutions, and making concise recommendations to the team;
  • Coordinate the production of the Annual Report or Year in Review, solicitation materials, funding proposals and other materials as needed;
  • Manage Protect Democracy’s development data and oversee various fundraising tools, including Protect Democracy’s donor database.

Requirements:

  • Passion for protecting our democracy and willingness to anchor decisions to what will best advance that mission;
  • Demonstrated success as the primary point of contact in managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources, including foundations and high-capacity individuals;
  • Experience in asking for and securing major gifts of $100,000+;
  • Proven track record of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time;
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills––including engaging effectively with high level individuals and tangible experience in external presentation;
  • Rigorous attention to detail and the highest standards for excellence in execution;
  • Excellent critical thinking skills––can reason through novel problems and have good instincts about how to get to efficient solutions;
  • Facility with databases and data management;
  • Strong writing, research, editing, and proofreading skills;
  • Ability to track, prioritize, and balance an assortment of ongoing responsibilities and competing deadlines;
  • A belief that there is strength in diversity and a commitment to ensuring an inclusive workplace;
  • Enthusiasm to learn and a growth mindset that recognizes that we are all on a constant path of improvement;
  • A passion for creativity and innovation with expanding donor cultivation and stewardship efforts in a time of COVID-19, when limited face-to-face meetings and planned events will require outside the box fundraising strategies and a willingness to test new methods and systems;
  • Comfort with an open and transparent culture with constant feedback up, down, and sideways;
  • Comfort working in a collaborative environment with shared leadership;
  • A healthy mix of idealism, sophistication and practicality, coupled with personal kindness and generosity of spirit.

How To Apply

  • To apply to this position, send a cover letter and CV to jobs@protectdemocracy.org as a single PDF with the position you are applying for in the subject line followed by your last name.

Seattle, WA

Grants Manager, Group Health Foundation

The Organization

Group Health Foundation is a relatively new and growing 501(c)(4) philanthropic organization committed to partnering with communities across Washington State to advance a shared vision for a vibrant, healthy future. We are hiring a Grants Manager to join our expanding team.

Our foundation has an audacious goal: health equity in Washington state. We seek to create and support conditions where people of all communities — especially those experiencing social and economic injustice — can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.

Cultivating a staff team that embodies the diverse experiences of Washington communities is essential to these aspirations. We strongly and sincerely encourage applications from people of color; immigrant, bilingual, and bicultural individuals; d/Deaf people and people with disabilities; members of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities; and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

To learn more about our work, our approaches, and our values, please visit our website.

Position Overview

The Grants Manager ensures the quality, timeliness, and consistency of all aspects of grants management. The Grants Manager is responsible for managing the flow of grant-related transactions and maintaining the integrity of the grants management system. The Grants Manager makes certain that all grant-related business processes reflect the needs of grantees and the values of the Foundation. The Grants Manager reports to the Finance and Administration Director and works closely with the grantmaking and accounting teams.

This is a full-time, exempt position that can be located remotely (within Washington) or at any of our current or future offices. Periodic early morning, evening, and weekend hours will be required, and occasional statewide travel should be expected. All employees participate in our offsite retreats, which often require travel and overnight stays.

Qualifications 

  • A deep commitment to equity and social justice, and strong alignment with our organizational values
  • Ability to authentically connect the Foundation’s mission and aspirations with one’s own personal experiences
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities
  • At least five years of experience in grants administration (or a closely related function), and at least three years of experience in a grants manager or director role
  • Excitement about data management and customer service
  • Experience creating and updating grantmaking workflows, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to create and implement manual grantmaking processes to meet accessibility needs of applicants
  • Proficiency in grants management systems (preferably foundationConnect or similar system)
  • A strong desire to learn about the needs of communities across the state who are most impacted by structural inequities
  • An understanding of the foundational role that racism, ableism, sexism, and other forms of bias and oppression play in perpetuating inequity
  • Humility and curiosity, and an understanding of how these qualities are connected to success in this role.
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-reflection
  • Good verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills combined with the ability to listen deeply and authentically
  • Advanced Excel skills, proficiency with other Microsoft Office products and Adobe (Acrobat DC), and the ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Ability to take part in occasional meetings and events outside of core business hours
  •  Enthusiasm for traveling throughout Washington and engaging with communities that may be different from your own (travel is estimated at 5% for this position)

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your specific interests through our applicant portal. Priority will be given to applications submitted by May 29, 2020. You will receive an automatic acknowledgment of your application once you submit your materials, and you can expect updates from the Foundation every two to three weeks once the priority deadline has passed. We are committed to creating conditions where all candidates are able to fully express their talents and potential and invite you to let us know if there are any accommodations that we can provide to support you in your pursuit of this role.

 

 

Tacoma, WA / Tri-Cities, WA

Program Officer, Group Health Foundation

The Organization

Group Health Foundation is a relatively new and growing 501(c)(4) philanthropic organization committed to partnering with communities across Washington State to advance a shared vision for a vibrant, healthy future. We are hiring a Program Officer to join our expanding team.

Our foundation has an audacious goal: health equity in Washington state. We seek to create and support conditions where people of all communities — especially those experiencing social and economic injustice — can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential

Cultivating a staff team that embodies the diverse experiences of Washington communities is essential to these aspirations. We strongly and sincerely encourage applications from people of color; immigrant, bilingual, and bicultural individuals; d/Deaf people and people with disabilities; members of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities; and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

To learn more about our work, our approaches, and our values, please visit our website.

Position Overview

The Program Officer will foster and maintain relationships with communities and grantees to advance the Foundation’s learning agenda and evolving grantmaking and advocacy strategies. In the coming years, the Foundation anticipates exciting change as we expand our highly committed program and policy team, continue to engage communities across the state, and create the strategies that will translate our bold aspirations into action. The Program Officer is an important external representative for the Foundation and a champion for the communities we serve. They will serve as a critical bridge between the Foundation’s priorities and the priorities of the leaders, organizations, and communities served by our growing team. The Program Officer reports to the Portfolio Director and collaborates widely across the Foundation to develop, implement, and evaluate grant programs.

This is a full-time, exempt position located in the Tacoma and South Sound region, where the Foundation anticipates opening an office in 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who both live in and have a deep connection to this region. Some early morning, evening, and weekend hours will be required, and regular statewide and regional travel should be expected. All employees participate in our offsite retreats, which often require travel and overnight stays.

  •  A deep commitment to equity and social justice, and strong alignment with our organizational values
  •  Ability to authentically connect the Foundation’s mission and aspirations with one’s own personal experiences
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities
  • Knowledge of, or a strong desire to learn about, the needs of communities across the state who are most impacted by structural inequities
  • At least seven years of leadership experience in the public or nonprofit sector, preferably in a capacity that involves deep partnerships with place- or identity-based communities
  • Experience leading programs or initiatives related to health equity, racial justice, or disability justice
  • Experience as a grantmaker or other funder, or experience as a nonprofit fundraiser, with working knowledge of the sector and workings of different types of nonprofit organizations
  •  Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with diplomacy, and to work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with demonstrated success managing multiple projects and priorities in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated ability to research and analyze complex issues and the potential impacts on communities
  • An understanding of the foundational role that racism, ableism, sexism, and other forms of bias and oppression play in perpetuating inequity
  • Experience with various equity, justice, and power-building strategies, including a demonstrated ability to connect with these issues on a personal and organizational level
  • Humility and curiosity, and an understanding of how these qualities are connected to success in this role
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-reflection
  • Strong verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills combined with the ability to listen deeply and authentically
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint) and Adobe (Acrobat DC) and ability to adapt to new technologies
  •  Ability to take part in meetings and events outside of core business hours
  • Enthusiasm for traveling throughout Washington and engaging with communities that may be different from your own (travel is estimated at 15-20% for this position)

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your specific interests through our applicant portal. Priority will be given to applications submitted by May 18, 2020. You will receive an automatic acknowledgment of your application once you submit your materials, and you can expect updates from the Foundation every two to three weeks once the priority deadline has passed. We are committed to creating conditions where all candidates are able to fully express their talents and potential and invite you to let us know if there are any accommodations that we can provide to support you in your pursuit of this role.

Thank you for your interest in joining Group Health Foundation!

San Francisco, CA

President and Chief Executive Officer, Northern California Grantmakers

The Organization

About the Northern California Grantmakers (NCG)

NCG is a dynamic membership organization that brings philanthropic leaders and organizations together to build healthy, thriving, and just communities. With an annual budget of $5.7 million; a 14-member Board of Directors comprised of senior leaders representing the full array of NCG’s membership; and an experienced staff of 18; NCG has quintupled our membership to more than 200 institutions and 3000 individuals and strengthened our programming over the past five years under the leadership of our outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer.

We are a catalyst for our region’s philanthropic community. We bring funders and other key stakeholders together to tackle big issues and achieve shared goals. Together we are able to achieve results far greater than if we go it alone. To maximize the collective power of our community, we partner with our members in three areas of focus:

• Equity and Social Justice: Activating philanthropy to shape a world where all people can flourish.

• Leadership, Culture and Community: Connecting habits of the heart, mind, and hands for people and institutions in philanthropy to guide principled and equitable action.

• Regional Vibrancy and Sustainability: Making this a place we can all call home.

This approach allows us to advocate for smart strategic philanthropy and community practice while maintaining the flexibility to respond to emerging issues that impact our members and the region.

Northern California is confronting complex issues in a diverse and dramatically changing environment. The choices we all make now will shape our community and cultural legacy for generations. Our work at NCG affords us the extraordinary opportunity to have a lasting and meaningful impact in the place we call home.

Vision: By 2025, NCG will fully live into our role as a leadership hub, practice equity inside and out, and connect ideas, resources and support where they’re most needed across the region.

More information about NCG can be found at www.ncg.org.

Position Overview

About the Position 

NCG seeks a courageous, relationship-oriented and strategic President and Chief Executive Officer (President & CEO) to build on the considerable momentum we currently enjoy, and to further refine and transform the organization so that it can realize and expand its full potential as a key partner in efforts to advance the common good in Northern California, statewide, and beyond.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Engagement with the Board of Directors
• Supports the Board’s leadership and effectiveness

• Brings recommendations on issues or changes to programs, services, or operations, along with options, to the Board for their consideration and decision making

• Ensures the Board is kept informed of the status of NCG’s programs, membership services, and finances

• Ensures the Board has complete and timely information to support its decision making

• Works closely with the Board Chair to develop agendas for Board meetings that reflect the interests of the Board and provide learning about the program areas and external environment that impact NCG’s program work

Organizational Leadership 
• Leads the development, implementation and regular refinement of NCG’s overarching strategy toward achieving its mission and goals  • Leads an effective and efficient organization according to best practices and ethical guidelines • Understands and optimizes the business model of membership organizations/associations • Creates a positive, collaborative, and productive organizational culture and working conditions that inspire and support high performing staff, accountability, respect, excellence, equity, and integrity • Leads organization-wide continuous improvement, collaboration, and practices of shared responsibility and communication  • Identifies capacity needs and the structure required to implement strategy, aligning human resources with the organizational strategy and goals  • Represents and models organizational values to ensure they are understood and operationalized  • Ensures robust processes are in place to support authentic performance feedback and ongoing professional development

Organizational Effectiveness, Development and Learning
Manages a talented senior team of five direct reports that help:

• Oversee all key functional areas, developing the organization to achieve NCG’s mission and goals and creates an effective working environment

• Ensure continuous learning and growth opportunities for staff

• Serve as the organization’s top administrative manager, ensuring all the operational components are managed day-to-day by staff

• Attend to developments in the field and in our community that impact the field and the work of NCG; anticipate implications and set a path to take advantage of emerging opportunities and mitigate potential setbacks

• Represent NCG and our member community on issues impacting our field, our communities, and our world • Work in partnership with Philanthropy CA to advance shared goals

• Cultivate a culture of engagement and collaboration on the NCG team and in the NCG member community

• Mentor strong, capable staff

• Ensure annual work planning to identify annual goals and individual work plans and to coordinate work plans across functional, program, and other key areas

Strategy Development, Management, and Evaluation 
• Ensures NCG’s programs are ambitious, responsive to member needs, have concrete and measurable objectives, and support NCG’s values and mission

• Encourages programmatic innovation in line with NCG’s vision, mission and annual goals

• Ensures the programs, events, and initiative work of NCG is documented and evaluated, and that key findings are disseminated to impact future work by staff

Strategic Communications and Public Affairs
• Oversees the messaging and branding of NCG, as well as the external communications of NCG

• Represents NCG to its various constituencies including members, prospective members, other grantmaking entities, regional associations, legislative representatives, civic and nonprofit leaders

• Participates in various philanthropic events, conferences and meetings to promote the work of NCG and nurture and build relationships with colleagues

• Shepherds policy relationships with government officials and provides oversight on policy issues affecting our sector and communities

Resource Development, Operations and Finance 
• Develops and executes a fundraising plan, leveraging relationships and network of Board members and staff

• Identifies new and expanded channels of revenue for NCG and creates and executes development plans for each channel

• Secures financial and other resources to support a robust organizational capacity required to deliver on our mission

• Oversees the smooth and efficient operation of NCG to support the organization’s mission and goals, including information technology and office systems, human resources, information retention policies, knowledge management, and facilities

• Oversees NCG’s financial management, including analyzing the current revenue model, diversifying revenue streams, overseeing the annual audit, grants and operation budgets, accounting, internal controls, IRS compliance, and salary and benefits administration

• Ensures that operational and financial performance indicators are in place and accurate, are reviewed regularly by senior staff and Board members, and are used for continuous improvement

Required Qualifications and Experience

• Seven to ten years of demonstrated leadership and management experience in philanthropy, nonprofits, government or for-profit business settings with a trajectory of increasing responsibilities

• Demonstrated thought leadership in a mission-driven setting

• Broad understanding of the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors, the trends therein, and the competitive landscape for NCG’s professional programs and services

• Experience being the “face” of an organization, having an external leadership persona, and comfort representing NCG in the sector locally, statewide, regionally, and nationally with a track record of delivering well developed presentations to both small and large groups and a diverse array of audiences and stakeholders

• Experience in fundraising with diverse revenue streams and/or increasing the membership of an association

• Experience working with or demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the business model of a successful membership or a mission-driven, entrepreneurial organization

• Prior experience in strategic leadership and/or management positions with programs and/or member services, or an analogous service offering

• Fiscal management experience in a business, nonprofit or government agency, or operating unit including creating and managing budgets and developing budget forecasts and analyses

• Demonstrated track record of successfully leading and managing a diverse and experienced staff of at least 18, with five direct reports, including mentoring, ensuring staff development, cultivating culture, and providing inspirational and effective leadership

• All levels of education will be considered, including lived experience

Desired Competencies and Attributes

The successful professional will have the following traits:
• Ability to build community through the cultivation and effective management of both new and wellestablished relationships with diverse individuals and institutions

• Demonstrated leadership talents to inspire and motivate staff, Board, and external constituents

• Deep commitment to equity and experience driving equity-based policies and programs

• Inclusive style capable of bringing people together to align around a shared vision

• Capacity to cultivate a working environment centered on an abundance mindset

• Proactive, strategic thinker with an orientation to action

• Self-starter with the ability to develop and win business

• Creative thinker, able to envision and actualize innovative programs and services

• Ability to be flexible, responsive, and resourceful to lead through times of change and crisis

• Energetic, collaborative, and communicative professional style

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Ability to be forthright

• Ability to partner effectively with the Board

• Demonstrates integrity and humility in work style

• Effective with a strong work ethic

• A sense of humor and a containable ego

Compensation and Benefits

The Salary Range for this position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. There is an excellent benefits package including generous medical, dental, and vision plans; paid time off; a bonus plan, and a retirement plan.

How To Apply

NCG is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting – a Bay Area-based, national strategic management consulting and search firm – to facilitate this search. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to NCG@walkeraac.com  on or before 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Use the subject line: President & CEO Search. Please submit PDF or Microsoft Word files only, preferably with all materials in one combined file. Resume review begins immediately. Questions or Nominations? Contact Constance Walker at cwalker@walkeraac.com.

Winston-Salem, NC

Health Program Officer, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

The Organization

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was established in 1947 to improve the health and quality of life of people with low incomes in Forsyth County and around North Carolina. Today, the Trust works to achieve Mrs. Reynolds’ vision by supporting thriving North Carolina communities, thriving residents, equitable access to health care, and equitable health outcomes. By listening to and learning with communities, the Trust works to achieve, long-term sustainable change to have a greater impact on the people Mrs. Reynolds asked the foundation to serve more than 70 years ago.

Position Overview

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is seeking a Health Program Officer to advance the Trust’s mission to improve the health outcomes of residents of North Carolina.  In this critical role, you will focus grantmaking on the health and well-being of residents with low incomes and underserved communities while acting as the primary voice of the Trust’s goals, interests, and values. By using your passion for social improvement through philanthropy, your contributions will help to build a healthier, more equitable state.

What the Job Looks Like

The Health Program Officer is a strategic thinker who can leverage and support the interests and resources of the community to utilize all philanthropic tools to build a healthier, more equitable state. You will work deeply in community and use evidence and data to focus on local and statewide transformation to help the Trust achieve strategic goals through the following activities:

  • Develop and implement strategic bodies of work in both place-based efforts in specific regions of the state and in statewide initiatives.
  • Collect information and analyze the systems and policies impacting the issues the Trust is attempting to influence.
  • Strategize and make grant recommendations to the team based on understanding of inequities within communities.
  • Gain insight into health issues and related institutions including an in-depth understanding of social drivers of health and convey trends, developments, and strategic recommendations to internal stakeholders.
  • Develop deep relationships in specific communities while using influence at the state level.
  • Oversee grantmaking process in assigned areas and work with grantees post grant award.
  • Serve as the primary connection and representative of the Trust to external partners, stakeholders, and grantees.
  • Gain a broad knowledge base on the field of philanthropy and develop partnerships with other foundations and funders to leverage investments in collaborative projects.
  • Foster innovation with knowledge gained from the community and research in the field to develop new ideas and projects for possible piloting or implementation by the Trust.

Important Qualifications to your Success

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.  A Master’s Degree in public health, social work, the social sciences or a related field is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in public health, community engagement or organizing, diversity/equity/inclusion, business management, nonprofit, or policy/advocacy are required.
  • Ability to work with individuals across all sectors of the community.
  • Passion for working with underserved communities, community improvement, and social change.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to modulate style and approach to the audience.
  • Sound strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Ability to travel within North Carolina and availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite is required, with the willingness to learn new software programs as required.

What We Offer You

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is proud to offer the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans (the Trust pays the entire cost of employee-only benefits coverage)
  • HRA (Health Reimbursement Account) funded by The Trust
  • Company paid STD, Life ,and AD&D benefits.  Partial paid LTD, Long Term Care
  • 403(b) plan with employer match
  • PTO and paid holidays

How To Apply

I’m interested, how do I get started?

Apply to: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=ovYCcfw1&s=ABFE

PLEASE NOTE – To be considered, all applicants MUST include:

  • An updated resume
  • Brief cover letter describing why you meet the qualifications for our position is required to be considered

Our hiring management partner is myHR Partner. myHR Partner is not a staffing service or recruiter. All resumes/applications will be reviewed for this position and only for our organization. Applicants who meet the initial qualifications will be contacted for a video interview.

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If you are selected to receive an offer of employment with our company, your employment may be contingent upon the successful completion of work references and other background checks.

We realize that it takes time and effort to go through our application process and we thank you for considering applying for this position. We kindly ask for no emails or phone calls as a means to further your application process. These efforts will not enhance your opportunity for consideration and we are not equipped to respond to these requests. We thank you in advance for your adherence to this request.

Thank you for your interest in our position.  We appreciate the time you have taken to apply with us.

EOE, M/F/D/V.

Durham, NC

Director of Philanthropy, Center for Responsible Lending

The Organization

The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization that promotes responsible lending practices and access to fair terms of credit for low-wealth families. CRL was created in 2002 to protect homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate predatory lending and other abusive financial practices. Our work has helped lead to major changes in lending practices, saving families over $2 billion annually. CRL has over 40 employees and offices in Durham, NC; Oakland, CA; and in Washington, DC.

CRL is an affiliate of Self-Help, a community development lender founded in 1980 that has provided over $8.5 billion dollars in financing to help 159,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, build businesses and strengthen community resources.

Position Overview

Role Overview:

The Center for Responsible Lending is seeking a Director of Philanthropy to lead our philanthropy team in Durham, NC.  The Director of Philanthropy will be chiefly responsible for coordinating and executing efforts to cultivate relationships and solicit support from foundation, corporate, and individual funders.  The Director will work closely with the leadership team, Board members, and other development staff- to set the strategic direction for fundraising activities, carry out this strategy, and raise in excess of $7-8 million annually

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the establishment and implementation of development plans including foundation giving, major individual gifts, endowment growth, and corporate giving (including research, identification, solicitations, cultivations and proposal development).
  • Identify potential funders and increase the number of foundation and individual donors.
  • Track solicitations, anticipated gifts, pledges, and income, and provide regular revenue and cash flow updates on projections versus actual revenues and expenses. Coordinate grant tracking and reporting in conjunction with CRL staff, Self-Help’s resource development team, and accounting staff.
  • Write and/or manage the writing of proposals, reports, and other solicitations or stewardship communications to funders.
  • Initiate, coordinate and/or attend meetings with funders and potential funders.
  • Working closely with internal stakeholders, manage the resource development strategy, calendar, and staff roles to meet CRL’s goals and deadlines.
  • As appropriate, engage CRL Board or Advisory Board members.
  • Assist CRL in identifying and pursuing opportunities to meet potential funders and partners, particularly at conferences and other settings.
  • Advise and coach CRL team members in fundraising related matters.
  • Supervise the work of the stewardship manager and other staff.
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 7 to 10 years development experience with foundations, corporations, and/or major gifts from individual donors.
  • A consummate team player with a flexible, collaborative and creative approach who can lead from behind and empower teammates to contribute their best.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to CRL’s mission and to working as part of a diverse organization.
  • Familiarity and facility with lending and financial services terms and legal language, or the ability to absorb this knowledge quickly.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate programmatic and organizational budgets and financial statements.
  • Ability to act and react quickly to urgent, unplanned opportunities or needs.
  • Ability to initiate and juggle multiple projects and work independently.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, including overnight travel.
  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate staff.
  • Ability to initiate and build relationships with potential funders and key stakeholders.
  • Experience with fundraising databases and systems.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree.
  • Experience in marketing, investor relations, and/or in the community economic development or financial services fields.

Physical Requirements:

Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation: 

Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package.

Self-Help is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons, regardless of race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression (including transgender status), age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, class or family status.

How To Apply

Application:

Visit our Careers Page to apply for this position.  This position will remain posted until filled.

OPEN

Development Director, Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)

ABOUT ABFE

ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the all-volunteer organization was credited with many of philanthropy’s early gains in diversity. It since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab-fee) to better reflect its broadening membership.

BACKGROUND
In October 2019, the ABFE board of directors adopted a 50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign Plan (campaign plan). This plan lays the groundwork for all of ABFE’s fundraising over a five-year period. It focuses on the engagement of board and leadership level volunteers for the cultivation and solicitation of funds, with support, guidance, direction, and campaign management provided by ABFE staff.

Position Overview

Specific Responsibilities:

1.     Serve as the project manager for ABFE’s fund development and fundraising activities. Responsibilities include:

a.    Manage and document progress, challenges, and activity related to implementing ABFE’s comprehensive fundraising plan.

b.    Working with the Vice President, Membership and External Affairs, ensure all identified prospective major donors are qualified and appropriately cultivated, and solicited.

c.     Update fundraising timelines and activity charts.

d.    Working with the Vice President of Membership & External Relations, the President & CEO, and the Resource Development Committee of the Board, determine and document strategies and goals for securing financial support from foundations, corporations, and other forms of organized philanthropy.

e.    Work with members of the ABFE senior management team to ensure grant reports are submitted on time and meet each funder’s requirements.

f.      Apprise the Vice President, Membership and External Affairs of fund development and fundraising progress and challenges.

g.     Produce and mail timely pledge reminders to those who have made pledges.

h.    Ensure timely distribution of donor benefits.

i.      Create thank you letters that provide an update on ABFE activities and impact, and campaign progress. Create a new letter each month.

2.     Serve as a member of the ABFE fundraising campaign taskforce.

Responsibilities include:

a.    Provide data and information needed to educate board, campaign taskforce, and volunteers about each prospective donor, with a priority on those who can give at the highest levels.

b.    Craft and distribute agendas before each meeting of the campaign taskforce.

c.     Provide verbal and written campaign reports to campaign taskforce.

d.    Ensure that taskforce members have the materials, training, and direction they need to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.

e.    Serve as the primary point of contact for taskforce members and fundraising volunteers

f.      Ensure all fundraising leaders and ABFE management team are aware of updated timeframes and the completion of specific campaign activities and milestones.

g.     Review monthly fundraising data to ensure the organization’s fundraising activities are progressing toward the campaign goal in a timely fashion.

3.     Manage the work of the data specialist to ensure:

a.    Ensure that fundraising-related data are input, tracked, and maintained. This includes information related to campaign “suspects” and “prospects” and notes related to each.

b.    Ensure all processes and procedures for data entry and report generation are documented.

4.     Develop and document fundraising-related systems and procedures such as:

a.    Proposal creation and reporting submission guidelines.

b.    Online and/or credit card giving and payroll deductions.

c.     Recording of gifts, pledges, and credit card transactions; and the tracking of solicitor/prospect relationships and individual solicitations.

d.    Develop and implement procedures for thanking donors (foundations, individuals and online).

QUALIFICATIONS

·      Undergraduate degree and a minimum of six years’ experience managing nonprofit annual and major gifts fundraising campaigns

·      Experience working with and supporting high-level fundraising volunteers in a campaign environment

·      Grant writing, reporting, and management experience

·      Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details. Ability to construct and analyze program budgets;

·      Strategic thinker with experience in project management.

·      Exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills required as well as the ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment;

.      Proficient technical abilities with donor databases and Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite; Ability to trouble-shoot and problem-solve data

Compensation: 

$100K

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to hiring@abfe.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Minneapolis, MN

President, McKnight Foundation

The Organization

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

The McKnight Foundation, an internationally recognized family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Established in 1953 by William and Maude McKnight, this fourth-generation family foundation is deeply committed to advancing climate solutions in the Midwest; building an equitable and inclusive Minnesota; and supporting the arts in Minnesota; neuroscience; and international crop research. The Foundation had approximately $2.4 billion in assets at the end of 2019 and on average grants about $90 million a year.

Among the 50 largest US foundations, McKnight has been recognized as the most committed impact investor by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Approximately one out of every three dollars invested is aligned with McKnight’s mission. With this 21st-century investing approach, McKnight amplifies philanthropic impact and stewards the endowment in ways that generate financial return, meets fiduciary duty, and drives program learning, all while advancing the mission around environmental and social impact.

The Foundation acts as a funder, convener, thought leader, and as an employer, economic entity, and institutional investor, using all of its roles and resources to realize its mission. The Foundation’s governing board includes actively engaged fourth-generation members of the McKnight family, with soon to be fifth-generation involvement during the next leader’s tenure, as well as community members who bring diverse perspectives.

Living by values of stewardship, equity, respect, and curiosity, McKnight has earned national recognition for fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, transparency, and inclusiveness that empowers its diverse teams to achieve its shared mission. McKnight aspires toward a high-trust, high-performing culture that encourages continuous learning and improvement across its program areas.

Position Overview

McKnight Foundation

President

POSITION SPECIFICATION

President

Organization

McKnight Foundation

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Reporting Relationship

The President reports to the Board of Directors

Website

https://www.mcknight.org/

THE OPPORTUNITY

The McKnight Foundation is a fourth-generation family foundation that was established by William L. McKnight and his wife, Maude L. McKnight, in 1953. As an early leader of 3M, Mr. McKnight earned a reputation for spurring innovation and recognizing the creative potential in others—practices that live on at the Foundation. Their daughter, Virginia McKnight Binger, then set the standard for the Foundation’s work with her singular compassion and spirit of generosity.

Today, the McKnight Foundation works across many disciplines, sectors, and geographic boundaries. McKnight’s work supports communities in its home state of Minnesota and beyond, spanning several continents. Its diverse programs are united in a quest to improve our shared fate. The Foundation envisions a world that recognizes the dignity of every human being, a world where we celebrate the creativity of the arts and sciences and come together to protect our one and only Earth.

In 2019, the Board of Directors approved a new mission statement, a new Strategic Framework, and several shifts in programmatic investments. This included the sunsetting of a few programs, the expansion of its Midwest Climate & Energy program, and the creation of a new program dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive Minnesota.

McKnight is a valued philanthropist and community leader in its home state, in the broader Midwest, the nation, and internationally. Leveraging the organization’s track record, its ability to work in partnerships, and its willingness to experiment and explore, the Foundation sees many new impact and leadership opportunities ahead. Recognized for its pragmatism, McKnight aspires to make progress on several complex, ambitious challenges facing us today, the coming decade, and beyond.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative leader to build on the strength of an enduring legacy and long-standing program commitments to carry the Foundation forward. In the face of a rapidly changing environment that requires nimbleness and adaptability, the next President will foster innovation and thoughtfully manage the organization’s evolution and its pursuit of equity, as exhibited in internal policies, practices and culture, as well as in the broader society.

The Foundation’s next leader will be passionately committed to racial equity and inclusiveness, will embrace diversity as an asset to be leveraged, and will be able to work effectively across differences in viewpoints from multiple constituents. The Foundation’s President will engage a holistic systems perspective, recognizing that local efforts can have a global impact. The President will demonstrate authentic engagement, embody an inspirational leadership style, and understand how to balance the complexity of working within a sophisticated organization going through significant change, a family foundation, and a community setting. 

McKnight’s President will demonstrate agility and the ability to navigate change, both in implementing the organization’s strategic mission, and in response to dramatic shifts in our external environment, such as the coronavirus pandemic. The leader will bring a fresh perspective to re-energize organizational culture, inspire the board and staff, and bring them together to advance the critical and compelling work of the Foundation.

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

The McKnight Foundation, an internationally recognized family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Established in 1953 by William and Maude McKnight, this fourth-generation family foundation is deeply committed to advancing climate solutions in the Midwest; building an equitable and inclusive Minnesota; and supporting the arts in Minnesota; neuroscience; and international crop research. The Foundation had approximately $2.4 billion in assets at the end of 2019 and on average grants about $90 million a year.

Among the 50 largest US foundations, McKnight has been recognized as the most committed impact investor by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Approximately one out of every three dollars invested is aligned with McKnight’s mission. With this 21st-century investing approach, McKnight amplifies philanthropic impact and stewards the endowment in ways that generate financial return, meets fiduciary duty, and drives program learning, all while advancing the mission around environmental and social impact.

The Foundation acts as a funder, convener, thought leader, and as an employer, economic entity, and institutional investor, using all of its roles and resources to realize its mission. The Foundation’s governing board includes actively engaged fourth-generation members of the McKnight family, with soon to be fifth-generation involvement during the next leader’s tenure, as well as community members who bring diverse perspectives.

Living by values of stewardship, equity, respect, and curiosity, McKnight has earned national recognition for fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, transparency, and inclusiveness that empowers its diverse teams to achieve its shared mission. McKnight aspires toward a high-trust, high-performing culture that encourages continuous learning and improvement across its program areas.

MISSION: The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive.

VISION: We envision a world that recognizes the dignity of every human being, a world where we celebrate the creativity of the arts and sciences and come together to protect our one and only Earth.

CORE VALUES: Stewardship, Respect, Equity, and Curiosity

STRATEGIC DIRECTION

To realize a future where people and planet thrive, McKnight is increasing its investments in two areas: advancing climate solutions in the Midwest and building a more equitable and inclusive Minnesota.

McKnight envisions a future where Minnesotans of color and Indigenous Minnesotans—who must navigate institutional and systemic barriers—gain and exercise power, prosper culturally and economically, and participate fully in civic life. In the still developing Vibrant & Equitable Communities program, the Foundation envisions a state that works for all its residents—harnessing the potential of Minnesotans across race, culture, ethnicity, income, geography, and other differences.

On climate, the science tells us we have only a little more than a decade to prevent massive human suffering and severe social and economic disruption. Through the Foundation’s work to date, McKnight knows that reducing carbon pollution improves health, creates clean energy jobs, and boosts the economy. The Foundation also knows that the Midwest is the sixth largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the world—and if the world is to stave off the worst consequences of climate change, the Midwest needs to do its part in accelerating climate action.

The Foundation sees racial inequity and the climate crisis as among the greatest challenges of our generation, which compels McKnight to address them with the urgency and resources they warrant, and with the abundance of imagination and fortitude they require. We will need strong civic engagement and a functioning democracy if we are to meet all of the Foundation’s program goals.

PROGRAMS

Vibrant & Equitable Communities: The Vibrant & Equitable Communities program works towards advancing a more equitable and inclusive Minnesota, focusing on economic mobility, equitable development, and civic engagement. Its goal is: Build a vibrant future for all Minnesotans with shared power, prosperity, and participation. The three focus areas intersect with one another, and they also have distinct goals. Economic mobility aims to help individuals thrive by closing racial gaps in education, employment, income, and wealth. Equitable development seeks to strengthen communities and places by expanding the capacity of local leaders and residents to drive resources toward improving their quality of life. Civic engagement aims to inspire advocacy and engagement by building local political capital, leveraging diversity as an asset, finding solutions together, and recognizing the agency of historically underrepresented groups and communities.

Midwest Climate & Energy: The Midwest Climate & Energy program envisions a thriving, carbon-neutral Midwestern economy by transforming the energy system – through clean power, electrification of transportations and buildings, and carbon sequestration. Its work engages the region’s public and private leaders, decision-makers, and residents in building low-carbon communities and economies that are vibrant, equitable, and resilient. In September 2019, McKnight announced an expansion of this program and a new goal to take bold action on the climate crisis by dramatically cutting carbon pollution in the Midwest by 2030.

Arts: McKnight believes that Minnesota thrives when its artists thrive. As creators, innovators, and leaders, Minnesota’s working artists are the primary drivers of the state’s heralded arts and culture community. The McKnight Foundation invests in the arts and other sectors to support Minnesota’s working artists and advocates for the value of their work, which nurtures cultural identities, imagines solutions, and catalyzes social change.

International: The Collaborative Crop Research Program works on two continents to improve access to local, sustainable, nutritious food using collaborative research, adaptive learning and knowledge-sharing with smallholder farmers, research institutions, government, and development organizations.

Neuroscience: The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is an independent charitable organization established by the McKnight Foundation that works to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain and behavior can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated.

THE POSITION

The McKnight Foundation’s Board of Directors is seeking a dynamic executive to build on the organization’s legacy and lead the organization through the next chapter. This individual will provide energy, vision, strategy, and management to drive future impact in the Foundation’s core issue areas. This leader will live the values of the organization and inspire a culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and innovation.

The President will have overall accountability, responsibility, and authority for the philanthropic, operational and business affairs of the McKnight Foundation in accordance with the respective Strategic Framework and the objectives adopted and approved by the Board. Essential to the McKnight Foundation is delivering value across the state of Minnesota and beyond.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Mission Stewardship. Work with the Board and staff to communicate the mission effectively within the Foundation and externally to ensure that it continues to inspire, and to guide in the execution of the Strategic Framework to keep advancing toward the mission. This includes the careful stewardship of the endowment and Foundation’s role as an institutional investor.
  • Board Relations. Work with the Board to help ensure that they are properly constituted, including working with the family to begin engaging the fifth generation, and have the resources and information necessary to conduct effective governance.
  • Values and Ethical Standards Management. Work with the Board and staff to ensure adoption of, and adherence to, appropriate values and ethical standards in all McKnight Foundation business.
  • Brand Identity and Voice. Work with the Board and staff to preserve strong reputational equity of the Foundation, making strategic decisions about the use of McKnight’s public voice and credible influence.

Management

The President will make decisions that result in the efficient and effective functioning of the Foundation.

  • Staff Management: Will ensure that staff are recruited, supported, and guided, and that their professional development is nurtured; will inspire key talent and champion the continuing development of every team. Will promote a culture of impeccable integrity, high trust and excellence in performance, open and direct communication, meaningful collaboration and continuous improvement that values learning and commitment to quality.
  • Financial Management: Will work with the Board and staff to develop endowment management and financial administration strategies and systems that are effective and aligned with the mission/values of the McKnight Foundation; and ensure that such strategies and systems are implemented well.
  • Programmatic Management: Will work with the Board and staff to develop programming, grant-making and investment strategies (across the full continuum of capital – grants, PRIs and market-rate investments) as well as systems that are effective and aligned with the mission/values of the McKnight Foundation; and ensure that such strategies and systems are implemented well.
  • Risk Management and Compliance: Will work with the Board and staff to ensure the Foundation develops prudent enterprise risk management strategies and compliance and accountability systems that are effective and aligned with the mission of the McKnight Foundation; and ensure that such strategies and systems are implemented well.
  • Impact Evaluation Management: Will work with the Board and staff to establish standards and systems that track the effectiveness and impact of the McKnight Foundation, including consciously identifying learning objectives and intended outcomes, as well as incorporating feedback loops to promote continuous learning and to inform future strategy and tactics.

External Affairs

The President will serve as the Foundation’s official representative and primary external spokesperson within local, national and global settings. The President will bring McKnight’s perspective to public conversations about the future of our communities, and beyond, in areas where the Foundation has expertise. This includes engaging with public officials, business leaders, and other stakeholders to educate them about McKnight’s program goals and interests. The President will also work collaboratively with other private and/or public funders and grantees for greater social impact.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Core competencies of a successful candidate include:

  • Deep commitment to mission
  • Highest integrity
  • A track record of successful leadership of an organization or entity of similar size and complexity
  • Management and culture building skills and experience. Proven experience in building and managing high-performing teams and empowering professionals and content experts with varied backgrounds and perspectives
  • Champion and leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Strategic and creative thinking
  • Strong operational business acumen, including an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to philanthropic innovation
  • A demonstrated commitment to accountability
  • Strong external relationship building and communication skills

Additional ideal qualifications and characteristics will include:

  • Experience working in, or a demonstrated commitment to, social impact investing
  • Philanthropic and/or nonprofit leadership experience
  • Strong knowledge base or expertise in one or more of the Foundation’s issue areas
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Capacity to see opportunity, potential for leverage, and impact
  • Collaboration skills
  • Discipline and drive
  • Board and multi-stakeholder engagement skills
  • Nimble
  • Adept at managing within ambiguity
  • Pragmatic, rather than dogmatic, in thinking about impact approaches

EDUCATION

An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required. An advanced degree and/or pertinent experience is preferred.

Compensation

A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract the most qualified candidates.

How To Apply

KORN FERRY

Please apply online with a current resume and customized letter of interest at https://kfopportunities.loop.jobs/job/Korn-Ferry-Executive-Search-Minneapolis-MN/106598251.

All interest and recommendations may also be sent directly to the Korn Ferry team at McKnightSearch@kornferry.com.

Newton, MA

Director, Transformational Prison Project

The Organization

The Transformational Prison Proje­­­ct (TPP) provides spaces where those who have been victims of violent crime—and those who have committed them—can come together and engage in dialogue, to build understanding and empathy and move towa­­­rd a place of healing. TPP understands that no matter what a person’s position is within the criminal justice system, everybody is vulnerable to trauma, and it believes in creating a system that’s reparative and healing rather than punitive. The organization’s genesis lies in the experiences of a small group of men serving life sentences who began exploring what restorative justice means. These incarcerated men made clear in practice that restorative justice was a healing and transformative process that could benefit many other incarcerated men and women, just as it has in other parts of the country and throughout the world.

Since its founding in 2013, TPP has become a leader in restorative justice programming. TPP’s reflective restorative justice programming aims to increase accountability for individual actions, past and present. This is achieved over the course of deep contemplation and self-discovery that involves developing increased empathy for self and others. Its core programming is comprised of:

  • Restorative Justice Reading Groups that introduce the concept of restorative justice through reading, group discussion and individual reflection.
  • Victim Offender Education Groups that foster empathy and responsibility through mutually compassionate conversations between survivors and the men and women in prison.
  • Yoga Mindfulness Restorative Justice Groups which is a reflective process to support the continuation of dealing with the trauma, accountability and healing among participants

Position Overview

TPP’s new Director will be tasked with taking the organization into its next phase of growth, building its programming, operations and overall strategy. The Director will report to TPP’s fiscal sponsor, Community Works West, and will work in collaboration with TPP’s community partners, staff, volunteers and regional authorities.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Management: 

  • Lead and manage programmatic operations and ensure that the expectations of stakeholders (funders, partners, constituents, clients and community) are met; ensure ongoing quality of fundraising, community relations and advocacy efforts.
  • Serve as an effective partner to TPP’s fiscal sponsor, Community Works West.
  • Lead, develop and mentor the professional TPP team, maintaining an environment of inclusivity, collaboration and community among the staff; develop and refine staff roles and responsibilities.
  • Communicate a compelling vision based on the organization’s mission.
  • Facilitate relationships with multiple stakeholders related to TPP’s work, including government officials and community groups.
  • With strategic guidance from Community Works West, develop an Advisory Board to support, advise and enrich TPP.

Program Development: 

  • Collaborate with TPP staff to implement and continually improve the organization’s programming; serve as the primary point of contact for each program/group location; build and maintain relationships with correctional officials.
  • In collaboration with TPP staff, identify opportunities for new programs; oversee the implementation of new initiatives.
  • Train and support facilitators: design and oversee the facilitation of all program training, including all volunteers; ensure supervision/check-in meetings.
  • Bring a creative problem-solving approach to program management while ensuring that the necessary planning is undertaken for smooth programmatic operations; determine program staffing needs and recruit as needed.
  • Manage program evaluation efforts; establish goals to be shared and utilized organization-wide for tracking results, successes and opportunities for adjustment.
  • Ensure that programs and services contribute to and reflect the organization’s mission, core values and priorities.

Strategy: 

  • Develop near- and long-term strategic priorities to advance and ensure long-term program delivery and sustainability in line with TPP’s mission and core values.
  • Monitor emerging community needs, network trends and changes in legislation; recommend appropriate changes in strategy as needed.

Fundraising and Development: 

  • Serve as an ambassador for TPP, developing relationships with funders and other stakeholders.
  • Report to funders on program progress; monitor public and private sector fundraising opportunities to ensure funding for existing and planned programs.

Community Relations:  

  • Establish and maintain relationships with agency partners in order to assure a full spectrum of services to clients (those who have been harmed, and those who have harmed); serve as a leader and coalition-builder for service provision.
  • Build relationships with key constituents, including policy makers, government leaders, and community groups.

Financial Management: 

  • Work closely with Community Works West and TPP’s bookkeeper to ensure the financial viability and sustainability of all programming and operations.
  • Develop and monitor annual program budgets.

Qualifications 

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and values of The Transformational Prison Project.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive leadership experience in a nonprofit or related field.
  • Lived experience, high emotional intelligence, patience and humility.
  • Experience with programs dedicated to trauma and experience working with individuals who have experienced incarceration.
  • An ability to manage and motivate a team, and collaborate with a large group of volunteers.
  • Successful relationship-builder with a track record of developing new partnerships and attracting new funding and community partnerships.
  • Ability to compellingly articulate TPP’s message to a broad range of constituents and the general public; strong oral and written communication skills, capacity to manage website.
  • Financial acumen, experience overseeing budgets.
  • An ability to be a champion for TPP’s work and fundraising efforts.

To learn more about The Transformational Prison Project, visit their website: https://www.transformprison.org/

The Transformational Prison Project is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a culturally diverse work environment that reflects the make-up of the communities we serve. People with diverse personal experiences are urged to apply, especially people of color, bi-lingual English-Spanish speakers, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and women.

This position description is based upon material provided by the Transformational Prison Project, an equal opportunity employer.

Sara Lundberg, Senior Search Consultant

Yasmine Coccoli, Associate

How To Apply

To apply for this position please visit – http://drgsearch.com/current-searches/?rpid=WZqK2OPMHI0

San Francisco, CA

Program Associate, Haas Leadership Initiatives

The Organization

The Haas Leadership Initiatives (HLI), a project of the Tides Center, was founded in 2005 by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (the Fund) to make it possible for the Fund’s grantee partners to access strategic leadership and organizational development resources. The HLI program understands that it takes skilled leaders to change policies and systems and to do the hard work of advancing rights and creating opportunities for all people. And that it takes strong, fully funded organizations to keep at it and to work effectively in social movements. Across the country, nonprofit organizations and public agencies are tackling tremendous challenges with limited support. Investing in leadership development makes a big difference; stronger leaders catalyze lasting and transformational change and get better results. The HLI’s leadership investment programs are a key strategy for ensuring the success of individual organizations and of the networks and movements of which they are a part.

Beyond investing in the capacity and leadership of the Fund’s grantee partners through its centerpiece program The Flexible Leadership Awards, the HLI focuses on building the field in two ways: 1) improving leadership and consulting practice by supporting innovative approaches to raising resources, cultivating talent, and embracing racial equity; and 2) encouraging foundations to invest more – and more effectively – in leadership.

HLI is home to the Haas, Jr. Fund’s Flexible Leadership Awards Program, the LeaderPower Collaborative (the expansion of the FLA to other funders), and the ReSet Fundraising Initiative.  In 2019, more than eighty grantee partners — non-profit organizations across the state and the country — were supported by the Haas Leadership Initiatives capacity building programs. The Irvine Foundation’s Fair Work Initiative is HLI’s newest foundation partner, coming on-line in June 2020.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Associate plays an integral role in supporting three HLI Program Directors and affiliated organizational development practitioners in their work on behalf of the Haas Leadership Initiatives. The position reports to the HLI Program and Finance Manager and is nested within a highly collaborative and matrixed team. The Haas Leadership Initiatives is a project of the Tides Center and currently located in the offices of the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund in San Francisco.

The Program Associate is an at-will, exempt position. The salary for this position is $75,000 per year with a very competitive benefits package (medical, dental, 403b).

The Haas Leadership Initiatives hopes to identify a successful candidate by the end of May, with a start date ideally, of no later than July 1st. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Luigi@haasjr.org with the subject header – “PROGRAM ASSOCIATE APPLICATION”. Resumes and cover letters will be accepted and reviewed through May 8th, 2020. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As noted above, this position interfaces with multiple stakeholders, including the HLI team, funders, the project’s fiscal sponsor (the Tides Center), consultant practitioners, and grantee partners, and therefore requires excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Because the Program Associate is a critical component of an umbrella initiative housing several robust programs, they must be someone who takes initiative, enjoys creating systems to ensure smooth and efficient coordination of activities for the programs, takes a strategic and big picture approach to solving problems, and possesses good judgement and the confidence to make reasoned decisions that resolve and advance various activities.

This position supports all areas of the Haas Leadership Initiatives, including, but not limited to:

·      Program Administration Support (30%) – This role requires commitment to learning about the purposes and substance of various HLI initiatives well enough to be a contributing member in planning and program implementation. As a member of the HLI team, you will:

·      Contribute and coordinate program planning and implementation for each HLI program (e.g. HLI annual planning, consultant convening, internal/external meetings);

·      Provide timely resources and support to the HLI team and its consultants; and

·      Provide scheduling and administration for complex projects and meetings as needed.

·      Consultant Network Management (25%) – This role will support the Haas Leadership Initiatives’ growing community of organizational development consultant practitioners and their community of practice. Activities include, but are not limited to:

·      Drafting and managing contracts with consultants, along with other project-based vendors;

·      Onboarding and supporting new consultants by providing relevant resources and information to help support their grantee partners;

·      Drafting, reviewing, and sending out communications to the consultant network in a timely manner;

·      Developing, refining, and maintaining processes to monitor consultants’ expenses and time on their project(s), in collaboration with the Program & Finance Manager;

·      Gathering and sharing resources with consultants in collaboration with the HLI team; and

·      Working in collaboration with consultants and the Program Directors to plan, execute, and manage the community of practice.

·      Special Projects (20%) – This role will support the HLI team with special projects year-round (one-time or ongoing) as the organization grows. As the Program Associate becomes more familiar with the work, there are opportunities for continued learning and growth based on interests. Activities include, but are not limited, to:

·      Contributing, managing, and supporting external evaluation partners and consultants by developing and refining processes, and gathering internal resources and documents for their review;

·      Supporting HLI’s nascent communication and rebranding efforts, drafting and managing external & internal communications (e.g. webinars, emails, newsletters), and coordinate external vendors; and

·      Other related duties as assigned.

·      Grants Management (10%) – This role will play a key role in supporting HLI’s new grants program and in ensuring that grant proposals and documents are collected and that funds are disbursed in a timely manner. They will become familiar with the grants management software provided by the Tides Center, our fiscal sponsor. Activities include, but are not limited to:

·      Assisting in collecting and reviewing grant documents in a timely manner;

·      Carrying out any follow-up communications with grantee partners and Tides; and

·      Supporting the timely payout of approved grants by tracking the process through Tides’ information management system.

·      Grantee Peer Learning Initiatives (5%) – The individual will collaborate with the Program Directors to identify grantee learning opportunities that reflect the needs of our partners, both immediate and long-term. Activities include, but are not limited to:

·      Supporting and managing relationships with vendors/consultants to ensure high-quality programming; and

Communicating new and existing opportunities with grantee partners and tracking their usage.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

We are committed to recruiting candidates of color and diverse gender expressions.

We are seeking an individual who is…

·      Committed to social justice and intersectional racial equity

·      Well-organized and a self-starter who likes to take initiative, is curious and seeking opportunities to grow and expand their knowledge and skills with a growing organization

·      Skilled at working well with a wide range of people and able to manage complex projects with attention to detail and deadlines

·      Comfortable in working in a fast-paced environment and able to adapt to changes 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Successful candidates will have…

·      A minimum of three (3) years relevant professional experience in nonprofit or philanthropic organizations, and/or a combination of relevant professional experiences across the public and private sectors

·      Successful experience managing multiple projects, programs or initiatives and in establishing monitoring and tracking systems that support knowledge development and planning

·      Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated systems development experience

·      Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills including with diverse stakeholders

·      Fluid and competent with mastering multiple information technologies, e.g., data and knowledge management systems

How To Apply

The Haas Leadership Initiatives hopes to identify a successful candidate by the end of May, with a start date ideally, of no later than July 1st. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Luigi@haasjr.org with the subject header – “PROGRAM ASSOCIATE APPLICATION”. Resumes and cover letters will be accepted and reviewed through May 8th, 2020.