Santa Barbara, CA

President & CEO, Santa Barbara Foundation

The Organization

The Santa Barbara Foundation (SBF), one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States, was established in 1928 to enrich the lives of the people of Santa Barbara County through philanthropy and community involvement. As Santa Barbara County’s largest private source of funding for nonprofit agencies and the backbone of a strong regional tradition of philanthropy, SBF mobilizes collective wisdom and philanthropic capital to build empathetic, inclusive and resilient communities.

Position Overview

The Santa Barbara Foundation seeks a professionally accomplished leader to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. The new President & CEO will provide dynamic and forward-thinking leadership to promote the fulfillment of SBF’s vision and mission, implement the Board-supported strategic plan, and steward the role of SBF as a key convener in Santa Barbara County.

How To Apply

The Santa Barbara Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://the360group.us/SBF_CEO_PD.pdf  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Portland, OR

Project Manager I - Community-Based Development (Two Positions), Prosper Portland

The Organization

Prosper Portland is the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. Our work is based on four cornerstones: growing family-wage jobs, advancing opportunities for prosperity, collaborating with partners for an equitable city, and creating vibrant neighborhoods and communities. We make racial equity the foundation of our community and economic development work. Within our workplace and working with our partners, we embrace values of authentic inclusion, transparency, and collaboration.

Position Overview

Prosper Portland seeks two experienced project managers who will plan and implement a variety of development initiatives for the City of Portland. This opportunity offers an intimate role in making the city a better place to live for all as you collaborate with public, private and community-based partners to realize growth and resiliency that is inclusive and community driven, financially sound and advances equitable prosperity.

The ideal candidates will possess comprehensive project management capabilities and a passion for equity-based development, along with the flexibility and talent to manage complex, fluid and sometimes politically charged projects. Significant training or experience in real estate development, finance or community planning is also desirable. Candidates will have strong self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively and an intuitive ease with broad and inclusive community engagement.

One position (Central Eastside) will concentrate on commercial and industrial initiatives in and around Portland’s Central Eastside. In this quickly changing landscape, issues such as Portland’s role as a technology hub, the evolution of manufacturing and warehousing industries in close-in locations and the extent and proliferation of non-commercial and industrial uses will all be important. Experience in economic development and a passion for working with a wide range of businesses will be valuable in this position.

The other position (SW Corridor) will initially focus on southwest Portland. This area includes several development catalysts including the planned extension of the MAX light rail, significant changes to other transportation infrastructure like the Ross Island Bridge and community redevelopment in the West Portland Town Center area. Skill and experience working with grass-roots, community led development efforts in the context of regional scale public infrastructure investments will serve this position well. Please note this is a three year limited term position.

Monthly Salary Range: $6,970 – $9,178

How To Apply

For more information or to apply, please visit our website at http://prosperportland.us/for-job-seekers/. You must submit an application to each position you want to be considered for. This recruitment is open until filled with a priority consideration date of Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Washington, DC

Individual Giving Director, NPR

The Organization

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide. 

Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.

NPR seeks to hire a dynamic, experienced, and mission-driven Director of Individual Giving (South East) to join NPR’s development team at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. Reporting to and partnering closely with the Executive Director of Individual Giving, the Director will manage a prospect portfolio of major donors, volunteers, and prospects in the South Eastern U.S. (capable of high  5-, 6-, and 7-figure gifts), utilize fundraising best practices, develop donor strategy, execute moves management (cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) to help NPR achieve short and long-term fundraising goals, build relationships with Member stations to collaborate in achieving our goals, and work with all of NPR Development to continue building a strong culture of philanthropy for public radio.

NPR has an impressive group of loyal, generous donors and volunteers. In addition to long-term relationships with significant funders like Gates Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, NPR has been successful in attracting and retaining donors to support an organizational annual fundraising goal of $30M+. There is room to grow NPR’s individual giving program and NPR is well-positioned to execute this in the current fundraising environment.

NPR listeners are passionate about public radio and are committed to seeing NPR elevate its important work. The NPR brand is stronger and more relevant than ever. Journalists face an increasingly challenging media landscape but it is the power of the public radio network – local stations working in partnership with a national network – that makes NPR and its reporting unique. As NPR looks to the future, more resources are required.

A comprehensive fundraising campaign for NPR’s 50th Anniversary is in the early stages of development.  Plans for increasing collaborative fundraising with NPR’s more than 250 Member stations through a major giving pilot and expanding the work of the Foundation Trustees through Task Forces are currently underway to build momentum for the 50th Anniversary and beyond. Additional funds will help to ensure NPR can continue its mission-based work to strengthen and deepen local, regional, national and international news coverage and offer the highest quality of music and cultural programming now and for future generations of listeners.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation of best practice fundraising knowledge, with a track record of fostering successful, long-term relationships with individual donors that lead to increased philanthropic support.

The ideal candidate will be a hard-worker who is motivated by NPR’s mission to achieve significant fundraising goals and thrive in a fast-paced, creative, results-oriented culture.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Manage a donor and prospect portfolio of 50-100 prospects with the ability to make high 5-, 6-, and 7-figure gifts or pledges in the South Eastern U.S. Outline donor strategies for the prospect portfolio and create a pipeline to track activity and progress
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward this portfolio, using moves management tools and fundraising best practices to ensure prospects and donors are moving through the appropriate prospect cycle
  • Support the Development Division’s Executive Team through the activities and functions of the NPR Foundation Trustees and other key volunteers in the South Eastern U.S. as needed
  • Assist in the creation or preparation of donor materials for NPR senior leadership as needed (i.e. CEO, CDO, VP of Programming, etc.)
  • Work to build a more robust pipeline of NPR annual and major gift donors, prospects, champions, and volunteers
  • Communicate frequently with the Executive Director, sharing activity and progress regularly
  • Collaborate with Member stations in the South Eastern U.S. on strategies for and solicitations of prospects who support both local and national public radio
  • Partner with Member stations to host targeted events or receptions to engage donors, prospects, NPR Foundation Trustees, or Member station Board members
  • Provide a sounding board for Member stations on all fundraising matters; assist Member stations (to the extent possible or appropriate) with their fundraising aspirations, encouraging partnership at all levels
  • Work in partnership with the Development Division’s Executive Team on strategy and implementation of a comprehensive, national campaign for NPR’s 50th Anniversary
  • Partner with the Donor Communications team to create donor proposals, stewardship touches, and other donor materials as required
  • Maintain and update donor information promptly in the donor database to ensure accuracy
  • Exemplify fundraising best practices and a high level of ethics in all activities

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 5-7 years of frontline fundraising experience required
  • Proven track record cultivating and closing 5-, 6-, and 7-figure gifts and pledges
  • Strong ability to create and execute donor strategy, apply moves management, and implement fundraising best practices
  • Proven skills in managing relationships with high-net-worth individuals or funders
  • Experienced in fundraising in, significant and/or successful campaigns
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to work closely and professionally with a wide range of constituents, including staff, board members, Member stations, external partners and donors/prospects
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and strong appetite to work in a developing philanthropic environment with lots of potential
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, to set and adjust priorities, and work under pressure while maintaining composure and a sense of humor
  • Ability to navigate and negotiate the political and institutional landscape around nonprofit journalism
  • Ability to understand and speak to federal legislation that influences public broadcasting, specifically public radio
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and to do so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong commitment to NPR’s code of ethics, standards, and reputation as a nonpartisan public news organization
  • An understanding of complex fundraising organizations or federated nonprofit models is preferred
  • DC or region-based with a candidate’s willingness to travel regularly to NPR Headquarters in Washington, DC
  • Comfort with extensive travel (40-50%)

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive place to work that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public.  Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Want more NPR? Explore the stories behind the stories on our NPR Extra blog. Get social with NPR Extra on Facebook and following @NPRExtra and #NPRLife on Twitter and Instagram. Find more career opportunities at NPR.org/careers and on Twitter at @NPRJobs.

How To Apply

Apply at: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/NAT1011NATPR/JobBoard/af823b19-a43b-4cda-b6c2-c06508d84cf6/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=8275d0cd-2e4e-4602-aba4-fa05551c1d34

Menlo Park, CA

Program Officer, Effective Philanthropy Group, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization

About the Foundation

For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities, and make the philanthropy sector more effective. In addition, we also make grants for special projects and to address other timely problems, such as challenges related to cybersecurity and U.S. democracy.

The foundation was started in 1966 by engineer and entrepreneur William R. Hewlett and his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, with their eldest son, Walter Hewlett. Today, it is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States, awarding roughly $400 million in grants in 2019 to organizations across the globe to help people build better lives. Established through the personal generosity of the Hewlett family, the foundation is wholly independent of the Hewlett Packard Company and the Hewlett Packard Company Foundation.

The foundation has approximately 120 employees in programmatic, operational, and investment roles, located in Menlo Park, California. Across the organization, our employees are challenged with meaningful work, have the resources for ongoing professional development and learning, and contribute to a collegial and engaging environment where they can thrive. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation please visit the website at www.hewlett.org.

Position Overview

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation – a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world – is seeking a Program Officer to join the Effective Philanthropy Group. This role oversees the philanthropy grantmaking portfolio of approximately $6 million annually, as well as a small portfolio of philanthropic sector memberships. The candidate will also be expected to actively contribute to and learn from the sector and to serve as a strong team member – to both the Effective Philanthropy Group and the Hewlett Foundation overall. The ideal candidate brings curiosity, growth mindset, experience in philanthropy, and strong communication skills.

About the Effective Philanthropy Group

The Effective Philanthropy Group is designed to work collaboratively with all of the foundation’s programmatic and operational teams on issues of cross-foundation relevance, providing support in the areas of strategy, measurement and evaluation, organizational learning, organizational effectiveness, and effective philanthropic practice. It is a hybrid team that includes some grantmaking and some internal functions. The Program Officer, Effective Philanthropy Group, will report to the Vice President (who also leads the Effective Philanthropy Group) and will oversee all grantmaking to support a strong and effective philanthropic sector.

Philanthropy Grantmaking

The mission of the foundation’s Philanthropy grantmaking is to strengthen the capacity of philanthropy in general to achieve its goals and benefit the common good. The Philanthropy Program’s grantmaking focuses on two primary strategies:

Knowledge for Better Philanthropy: The goal of this longtime strategy is to inform and improve funders’ thinking and decision-making through the creation and dissemination of high-quality knowledge about philanthropic practice.

Fund for Shared Insight: The Philanthropy Program plays a central role in this funder collaborative that was launched in 2014, is housed at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and is supported by a diverse team of consultants. Fund for Shared Insight’s goal is that funders and nonprofits will be more meaningfully connected to one another, and to the people and communities they seek to help – and to be more responsive to their input and feedback.

Specific responsibilities of the Program Officer position

The Program Officer’s duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Oversee the Philanthropy Program’s strategies, building on past grantmaking, incorporating lessons learned, and correcting the course of activities as appropriate.
  • Lead special grants or projects as opportunities emerge.
  • Make and oversee active grants; track grantee progress; provide guidance, support, and assistance to grantees as needed; and respond to grantee reports.
  • Prepare analysis and summaries of applications for board grant dockets and written assessments of closed grants.
  • Develop a draft annual strategy memo to the President and the board reporting on progress for the previous year.
  • Present to the board and Effective Philanthropy Group Board Advisory Committee, as requested.
  • Commission third-party evaluation at key points in a strategy’s lifecycle to help the team and grantees answer important questions about the progress being made; share results as appropriate internally and externally.
  • Ensure that strategies are clearly communicated in simple and accessible language, to all relevant external audiences.
  • Represent the Effective Philanthropy Group’s guidance both internally and externally (including Outcomes Focused Philanthropy, Evaluation Practices and Principles, Tracking Progress, and Seven Habits of Excellent Work with Grantees).
  • Serve as an internal resource on excellent philanthropic practice. At a minimum this includes leading Philanthropy 101 trainings, attending key meetings and conferences in the sector across a variety of disciplines and perspectives; and developing briefing papers and reports that contribute to the Foundation’s understanding of new approaches, best practices, and trends in building sector capacity.
  • Organize periodic foundation-sponsored meetings of grantees, experts, and/or practitioners in the field of philanthropy and high-performing nonprofit practice.
  • Represent the foundation at appropriate meetings, conferences, formal or informal affinity group meetings, and site visits. This includes public speaking and the preparation of presentations about the foundation’s approach to philanthropy and the foundation’s philanthropy grantmaking strategies in particular.
  • Participate actively in cross-foundation learning sessions, planning activities, and organizational and team development efforts.

The Program Officer should ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

  • A deep commitment to the core values and principles of the Hewlett Foundation.
  • An understanding of the broader field of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector: the organizations, associations, databases, consultants, publications, and other players that work to support donors and nonprofits. Brings relevant experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy, strategic consulting, organizational development, or other related fields.
  • The ability to think and act strategically, consistent with the foundation’s commitment to outcome-focused philanthropy. Can make trade-offs with end goals in mind and has a demonstrated track record of processing and synthesizing complex information, goal setting, and project management.
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills; presents ideas in a pragmatic, organized, and compelling manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with peers in shared efforts; ideally brings experience managing coalitions, multi-organization collaboratives, or learning communities.
  • Organizational savvy, diplomacy, and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Prior experience working with individuals from diverse racial, socioeconomic, ideological, and cultural backgrounds.
  • The highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.
  • Excellent judgment, flexibility, curiosity, listening, good humor, and humility.
  • Experience working in both domestic and international contexts (preferred).
  • An advanced degree in public policy, public affairs, business, or related disciplines (preferred).

How To Apply

Viewcrest Advisors (www.viewcrestadvisors.com) is partnering with the Hewlett Foundation on this search. Please send your resume and an initial cover letter in MS Word format. Your cover letter should include a description of how your skills and professional experience fit this position

Email: hewlettfoundationEPG@viewcrestadvisors.com

Application deadline: by April 15, 2020

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Viewcrest Advisors is committed to social justice and access to opportunity, and actively cultivates relationships with individuals who have varied life experiences as well as the skills?needed?to lead strong, innovative programs and organizations.

Columbus, OH

Chief Development and Alumni Relations Officer, College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University

The Organization

Ohio State, ranked 16th among the nation’s public universities by US News & World Report, is known for its comprehensive scale, disciplinary breadth, distinction in research and teaching and service to society, in keeping with its land grant roots. With 7,000 faculty and 25,000 administrative and professional staff, Ohio State serves over 66,000 undergraduate and graduate students. With 15 academic colleges and a wealth of disciplines, Ohio State University has astonishing intellectual range. The Ohio State University boasts 570,000 living alumni; its endowment now exceeds $3.5 billion. Annual research expenditures are approximately $850 million.

Position Overview

The Ohio State University seeks an experienced, strategic and collaborative fundraising leader to serve as its next chief development and alumni relations officer for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Coinciding with the celebration of the university’s 150th birthday in 2020, The Ohio State University recently launched the public phase of Time and Change: The Ohio State Campaign, the most ambitious, inclusive community-building and fundraising endeavor in the university’s 150 years of making history. The campaign strives to engage 1 million supporters, an unprecedented level in higher education. Time and Change has a financial goal of $4.5 billion – also the largest in Ohio State’s history – with three core areas of focus: student success; discovery; and healthy, vibrant communities.

The CDARO serves as the head fundraiser for the college, leading all development, alumni relations and donor experience activities. The CDARO will formulate and implement a unit strategic plan, including appropriate staffing levels and overall operational goals to complement the strategic plans of the college and the university. The position leads a team of approximately 25 fundraising, stewardship and alumni engagement professionals within the college. The CDARO will be charged with growing the college’s annual level of fund raising – with a $55 million goal in FY20 – to help fulfill strategic needs and goals of the college. The CDARO reports both to the assistant vice president of development and the vice provost for the arts and sciences and executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The successful candidate will bring extensive experience in contemporary development and alumni best practices in a complex environment characterized by collaboration with a broad array of academic disciplines and stakeholders. At least ten years of fundraising and alumni relations experience is required, as is five years of management experience, preferably within the context of higher education. Additionally, experience overseeing other advancement functions such as alumni relations, donor relations, stewardship and communications is also preferred.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

How To Apply

Application materials, nominations and inquiries should be directed to Suzanne Teer and Andrew Bowen at OhioStateCDARO@wittkieffer.com. A detailed leadership profile is available at www.wittkieffer.com.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Sarasota, FL

Philanthropic Advisor, Community Foundation of Sarasota County

The Organization

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County (CFSC) has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee for both 2018 and 2019!

CFSC has been a respected philanthropic force since its founding in 1979. By providing a highly personalized link between donor’s dreams and the community’s needs, CFSC has helped ensure that people of vision and means have a trusted partner in their commitment to having an enduring impact on the community and causes they treasure.  Accordingly, CFSC purposefully champions the community goals of its donors, committed at every turn to helping individual community investors achieve the maximum impact for the philanthropic dollars they entrust to the Foundation.

In just one day in 2016, donors to CFSC’s 24-hour online Giving Challenge donated over $13.1 million. The 2018 Giving Challenge raised $11.7 million for more than 630 local nonprofits. The 2020 Giving Challenge is expected to be extraordinary as well.  Since 2012, the Giving Challenge has raised a combined $40 million for local nonprofits. The Giving Challenge is but one example of how CFSC welcomes all community philanthropists and believes that everyone can be a philanthropist, not just those with means.

A dedicated advocate of excellence in philanthropy, CFSC is accredited by the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations. Perhaps more important locally, the Foundation is widely regarded as a collaborative partner by hundreds of nonprofits serving the people of Sarasota County.

CFSC expects its team to embody a set of seven core values:

  • Compassion
  • Empowerment
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Stewardship
  • Inclusiveness

Complete information about the Community Foundation of Sarasota County can be found online at www.cfsarasota.org

Position Overview

The Philanthropic Advisor is responsible for developing and furthering relationships with existing donors, prospective donors, financial advisors, and the community at large to generate donors opening charitable giving funds at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.  The primary focus will be relationship building through the appropriate level of interaction necessary to reach the organization’s goals of opening new funds and increasing donor satisfaction to inspire additional giving to their fund(s).

The successful candidate will be a high-energy professional with a proven ability to build long term, trusting relationships between the organization and our donors or prospective donors.  The successful candidate must also have extensive experience using problem-solving and analytical skills to be able to successfully assist donors with creating their philanthropic plan for the highest results.  The ability to work seamlessly with our cohesive team as well as strong written and communication skills are required for this position.

The Philanthropic Advisor is a full-time position offering excellent benefits including employer paid health, dental, vision, short/long term disability and life insurance for employees.  In addition to a generous Paid Time Off policy and paid holidays, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County also offers a 401K with a generous matching opportunity, bonus opportunities and more!

Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for donor acquisition and fund development by promoting Community Foundation of Sarasota County services to prospective donors, current donors, and professional advisors to increase giving to current funds, and to develop new funds.
  2. Serves as the primary relationship manager for a portfolio of donors, prospects, and professional advisors to inspire giving while living or creating a charitable estate plan through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
  3. Develops and maintains relationships with wealth advisors, estate planning attorneys, and CPAs serving high net worth clientele to provide charitable giving support and facilitate referrals to the Community Foundation.
  4. Maintains a working knowledge of issues and initiatives in the area and familiarity with local nonprofit networks.
  5. Works collaboratively with other Community Foundation team members to provide optimal donor support.

Expected Results:

  1. Annually, generate a minimum of 25 new donors opening funds, with an average per donor opening gift amount of $5,000.
  2. Manage a portfolio of 200+ donors and prospects to encourage, inform, and support their charitable giving through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
  3. Develop relationships with Professional Advisors to include estate planning attorneys, wealth managers, and CPAs to serve as a source of referrals.

Position Qualifications: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.  A combination of related experience and education may substitute for degree.
  2. Minimum of 3 years experience in development, sales, marketing, wealth management with an emphasis on providing service to high net worth individuals.  Knowledge of the local philanthropic community and working in a nonprofit environment is helpful.
  3. Proven experience in fundraising through personal solicitations and public speaking.
  4. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including highly developed relationship-building and listening skills (i.e., ability to easily connect and form long-term relationships).
  5. Excellent organizational, prioritization, follow-through, and attention to detail skills.
  6. Effective problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  7. General knowledge of investments and the financial services industry; able to effectively synthesize and translate technical content (financial, programmatic, investment-related) to donors and prospects.

Technology Qualifications: 

  1. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, moderate to advanced skills in Word, EXCEL, and PowerPoint.
  2. FIMS software knowledge or other comparable donor database software.  Ability to become proficient with FIMS software within 90 days of hire.
  3. Ability to self-support for basic computer and network problems.

General Performance Standards and Expectations:

In addition to satisfactory performance on all the essential job duties and responsibilities for this job, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County employees are will strive to demonstrate our service philosophy of P.R.I.D.E in excellence to our internal and external constituents.

Purposeful Worker:              

  • Goal Oriented
  • Gets job done within deadlines
  • Self-Motivated
  • Takes Ownership
  • Accountable
  • Maintains required technical skills
  • Calm under stress

Respect:                                 

  • Respect for importance of everyone
  • Empathetic Listener
  • Ask and listen
  • Provides excellent customer service, both internal & external
  • Demonstrates qualities of a Servant Leader
  • Under promises and over delivers
  • Authentic, honest, genuine

Inspirational:                          

  • Curious about new information
  • Creative, independent thinker
  • Problem solver – thinks outside the box
  • Continuous learner

Dedicated Team Player:                   

  • Works well across disciplines
  • Adaptable to change
  • Listens to other’s ideas
  • Accepts different assignments

Enthusiastic:                          

  • Excited about the CFSC mission
  • Optimistic, positive attitude

How To Apply

All interested candidates should complete an application through the Community Foundation’s recruitment website, including a current resume and cover letter.

Please apply online at https://www.cfsarasota.org/about/careers/overview-and-openings

Baltimore, MD

Director of Gift Planning, Baltimore Community Foundation

The Organization

Baltimore Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. Our mission is to inspire donors to achieve their charitable goals from generation to generation and to improve the quality of life in the Baltimore region through grantmaking, enlightened civic leadership and strategic investments. BCF’s vision is of a Baltimore that boasts a growing economy where all have the opportunity to thrive. Our action agenda organizes grants, initiatives and advocacy around this vision. The values that guide our work are trustworthiness, inclusion, and entrepreneurialism.

With assets over $170 million comprising over 800 charitable funds, BCF has granted over $392 million since its inception in 1972 and is one of the Baltimore region’s top grantmaking foundations. BCF makes charitable contributions to support a wide range of issues affecting the Baltimore region, currently with a focus on investments in two interest areas: Neighborhoods and Education. BCF undergoes a vigorous accreditation every five years and is certified under the Council on Foundation’s National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

BCF operates from the knowledge that profound disparities in opportunity exist between people of color and their white counterparts; and we acknowledge the historic and ongoing role that structural racism plays in creating and perpetuating those disparities. That is why we are committed to reducing racial disparities, identifying and combating structural racism, and fostering more equity and inclusion through our grantmaking, initiatives, and advocacy.

Position Overview

The Director of Gift Planning works closely with the Vice President of Philanthropy to expand BCF’s relationships with current and prospective donors and professional advisors (i.e., attorneys, wealth advisors, brokers, life insurance professionals and accountants).  The position involves working with professional advisors to educate them about BCF’s services and charitable giving options. The Director of Gift Planning also works closely with the Vice President on the identification and cultivation of prospects for planned gifts and for providing for stewardship of such gifts.

• Gift Planning – Respond to inquiries from prospects, donor representatives and professional advisors regarding current and planned gifts.  Work collaboratively with BCF’s communication team to develop new print and online materials about charitable giving options for prospective donors and professional advisors.  Help with professional advisor and donor research.  Draft and prepare fund agreements, obtain documentation and work with donor services and the finance department to ensure completion of all paperwork.  Maintain a high level of expertise regarding state and federal taxes, gift and estate giving methods and the legal aspects of charitable giving.

• Professional Advisor Services – Develop and hold meetings with professional advisors to educate them about BCF.  This will include large and small group sessions.  Promptly and accurately respond to professional advisor requests for information about BCF services and charitable giving options. Expand and update BCF’s database of professional advisors; identify new advisors and track contacts with advisors and client referrals. Be the liaison to company who hosts BCF’s planned giving website. Develop and maintain BCF’s professional advisors marketing material.

• Major Donor Prospect Management – Assume a portfolio of prospects for cultivation and engagement with a goal of encouraging new charitable funds, support of BCF, its grantmaking and initiatives and the development of legacy gifts.

• Gift Acceptance – Under the direction of the CEO, Vice President of Philanthropy and VP of Finance and Administration, engage and serve as primary contact with legal counsel on issues related to unusual or complex gifts.  Update the gift acceptance policies as needed.

• Special Events – Participate in recognition events for professional advisors and legacy donors.  Help design and participate in targeted prospective donor and professional advisor educational programs.  Participate in other BCF events as needed.

• Participate in the creation of annual development department plans, goals and strategies.

• Attend staff meetings and serve on internal committees as appropriate.

• Contribute to BCF publications and marketing materials by providing data, reports, content and proofreading as needed.

• Represent BCF at meetings and events which may occur during or outside of normal work hours.

• Perform additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree required, and a minimum of three to five years of experience in planned giving or related financial or legal fields. MBA or JD preferred

• Advanced certification preferred (CFP, CFRE, CSPG)

• Understanding of estate planning, income, capital gain and estate tax issues

• Ability to initiate conversations with professional advisors and prospective and current donors

• Ability to speak to groups of individuals from various professions and backgrounds

• Advanced computer skills, to include Word, Excel, Outlook and Raiser’s Edge

• High level of diplomacy skills

• Maintain confidentiality and use good judgment, discretion, decision-making and professional and ethical work standards within a fast-paced environment

• Project a positive, helpful attitude and a commitment to customer service in all internal and external interactions

• Ability to plan, prioritize and organize internal and external stakeholders to achieve goals

• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills

How To Apply

https://baltimorecommunityfoundation.easyapply.co

Detroit, MI

Program Officer - Detroit, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Detroit-focused program officer for its Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams. In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: education and learning; food, health and well-being; and family economic security. The foundation has made a generational commitment to grantmaking that advances the vision of a future in which every child thrives. WKKF partners closely with community stakeholders and policy makers to co-create a network of organizations working together to advance economic stability, racial equity, and community and civic engagement, while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and medical care for children and families in need. This program officer will be dedicated to building pathways to the workforce by leveraging and connecting related systems and infrastructures to improve employment equity in Detroit and southeast Michigan.

Position Overview

As a member of teams led by Faye Nelson and Jonathan Njus, Directors of Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security respectively, the new Program Officer – Detroit will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that nurture opportunities for achieving positive systemic change that improves economic outcomes for working families and children throughout the Detroit region. The ideal candidate for the role will have a master’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in fields related to Family Economic Security, as well as strong local, regional and national systems, policy and programming networks. The new program officer will have systems and programmatic expertise in economic development, job creation, workforce development, employer engagement, job quality, worker organizing, and labor issues. S/he/they will have experience understanding the opportunities for individuals to enter the workforce through a variety of career pathways and demonstrated experience with partnership, program, and systems development reflecting both long-standing and emerging industries in the region. S/he/they will have the capacity, skill and passion to assume leadership and management of a large body of work.

The program officer will screen and recommend grants for funding, conduct site visits, manage and monitor a portfolio of grant programs aligned with the strategic framework, and collaborate within the Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams and across the foundation to develop a more interdisciplinary approach to grantmaking. The program officer will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees and act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families. The program officer will work closely with stakeholders in Detroit as well as state-level partners to foster economic vitality and new investments for the city.

More information about the W. K. Kellogg Foundation can be found at www.wkkf.org.

How To Apply

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is conducting this search with assistance from Katherine Jacobs and Melinda Hull of the national search firm, NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including your resume (in Word or PDF format) and a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-DPOED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Detroit, MI

Program Officer - Detroit, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Detroit-focused program officer for its Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams. In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: education and learning; food, health and well-being; and family economic security. The foundation has made a generational commitment to grantmaking that advances the vision of a future in which every child thrives. WKKF partners closely with community stakeholders and policy makers to co-create a network of organizations working together to advance economic stability, racial equity, and community and civic engagement, while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and medical care for children and families in need. This program officer will be dedicated to building pathways to the workforce by leveraging and connecting related systems and infrastructures to improve employment equity in Detroit and southeast Michigan.

Position Overview

As a member of teams led by Faye Nelson and Jonathan Njus, Directors of Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security respectively, the new Program Officer – Detroit will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that nurture opportunities for achieving positive systemic change that improves economic outcomes for working families and children throughout the Detroit region. The ideal candidate for the role will have a master’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in fields related to Family Economic Security, as well as strong local, regional and national systems, policy and programming networks. The new program officer will have systems and programmatic expertise in economic development, job creation, workforce development, employer engagement, job quality, worker organizing, and labor issues. S/he/they will have experience understanding the opportunities for individuals to enter the workforce through a variety of career pathways and demonstrated experience with partnership, program, and systems development reflecting both long-standing and emerging industries in the region. S/he/they will have the capacity, skill and passion to assume leadership and management of a large body of work.

The program officer will screen and recommend grants for funding, conduct site visits, manage and monitor a portfolio of grant programs aligned with the strategic framework, and collaborate within the Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams and across the foundation to develop a more interdisciplinary approach to grantmaking. The program officer will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees and act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families. The program officer will work closely with stakeholders in Detroit as well as state-level partners to foster economic vitality and new investments for the city.

More information about the W. K. Kellogg Foundation can be found at www.wkkf.org.

How To Apply

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is conducting this search with assistance from Katherine Jacobs and Melinda Hull of the national search firm, NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including your resume (in Word or PDF format) and a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-DPOED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

New York, NY

Senior Associate, Sourcing and Studio Initiatives, Blue Meridian Partners

The Organization

Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to the problems that trap America’s young people and families in poverty and limit economic mobility.

We operate with an investor mindset, but measure success in terms of greater social impact, rather than financial returns. Blue Meridian takes a rigorous, strategic approach to philanthropic investing: identifying, funding and scaling the most promising strategies poised to make a national impact. Our portfolio of “investees” addresses some of the root causes of inequity and lack of opportunity—poverty, mass incarceration, foster care, unemployment, and more.

We believe in the power of scale to address intractable social challenges, but we also know that organizations face barriers on the path to meeting the magnitude of the problems they seek to address. In order to catalyze more organizations’ readiness for significant scaling, we have recently launched The Studio @ Blue Meridian Partners, an initiative which promotes strategic refinement and intentional experimentation. The Studio encourages social sector leaders to think bigger and prepare for scaling by providing flexible resources—both coaching and capital—to develop, test, and enhance their solutions. The Studio supports Blue Meridian’s mission to boost the economic mobility of young people and families trapped in poverty and is central to our commitment to continuous learning.

We come to this work with a decades-long track record of innovation in philanthropy and a comprehensive investing approach developed at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF). We are constantly learning, exploring, and seeking out new collaborations in relentless pursuit of creating lasting impact at scale that can change the lives of generations.

Position Overview

Position Profile

The Senior Associate will support ongoing sourcing and diligence of investment opportunities as well as initiatives of The Studio to test and replicate promising strategies to accelerate social sector organizations’ readiness for impact at scale.  The Senior Associate will also support senior leaders to manage Blue Meridian’s relationships with select investees and develop innovative plans and / or investment roadmaps to help them achieve greater impact.

Position Type

Exempt

Location

New York City

Primary Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following,

Support Blue Meridian Studio Initiatives

With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, the Senior Associate will:

  • Develop concepts, strategies and proposals for building the pipeline of future investments for Blue Meridian.
  • Support the process for selecting organizations to partake in pipeline-building activities.
  • Project manage to support execution and evaluation of pipeline building and innovation initiatives.
  • Participate in learning to guide the evolution of pipeline building and innovation work, including helping to surface and reflect on new opportunities, successes and challenges on an on-going basis.

Support Sourcing and Diligence

With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, the Senior Associate will:

  • Contribute to, and sometimes lead, activities to support Blue Meridian’s efforts to explore potential investment opportunities including regular research to advance Blue Meridian’s perspective on compelling investment opportunities across domains.
  • Conduct due diligence including qualitative and quantitative research, interviews, financial analyses and evidence reviews, for top investment prospects.
  • Develop investment hypotheses of how Blue Meridian capital could be transformative in helping organizations achieve national impact.
  • Help develop and maintain the tools and processes to strengthen sourcing work.

Support Relationships with Investee Organizations
With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, the Senior Associate will:

  • Contribute toward investee leaders and their teams’ receiving excellent relationship management and support from Blue Meridian. Earn and maintain the respect of investees and be a trusted point of contact.
  • Support the development and implementation of investee scaling plans and / or investment roadmaps that support the basis of investment recommendations. Support preparation of investment recommendations and help craft performance milestones with investees and chart a roadmap for success.
  • Take ownership of investee performance reports, capturing current performance, risks, and future potential. Prepare materials and talking points for Partner and other updates.
  • Contribute to the design, participate in, and sometimes facilitate investee meetings, strategy sessions and performance reviews.

Qualifications

  • Aligned to Blue Meridian’s mission and driven by personal values that align closely with Blue Meridian’s core values.
  • At least seven years of professional/advanced academic experience in finance, management consulting, innovation, design thinking, philanthropy, economic mobility, social justice or a related field is required.
  • Experience working in or advising clients in the nonprofit field is an advantage. We also value experience working in a fast-growing startup.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree in a related field (e.g. business, law or public administration) is desirable. Perspectives from direct experience living or working in communities with significant low-income or otherwise disenfranchised peoples preferred.
  • Strong relationship skills, with the ability to represent Blue Meridian externally.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional and genial demeanor, and the ability to work with people with different backgrounds and experiences.
  • Sophisticated and diverse analytical skills and facility in quantitative and qualitative methods are essential.
  • Strong project management skills, including experience managing complex, multi-year projects.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills are essential, including the ability to present to senior groups and craft well-written prose and PowerPoint materials.
  • Demonstrated strategic and highly rigorous approach to problem solving, balanced by a flexible and empathetic demeanor and responsiveness to the needs of others.
  • Sound judgment and discretion, seeking input and feedback, listening well and sometimes making difficult decisions independently while understanding the need for collaboration and leadership’s endorsement of results.  Open to finding creative, alternative solutions to challenges and disagreements that may arise.
  • Strong computer skills with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to master new software quickly; experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint is a plus.
  • Willing to travel as needed.

Salary & Benefits

Total compensation includes an annual base salary, the potential for an annual incentive award based on performance, and an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 403b retirement plan with employer contributions and generous time off. Base salary will be set commensurate with chosen candidate’s knowledge, skill and experience.

Blue Meridian Partners is committed to equal employment opportunity, without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including (but not limited to) recruiting, hiring, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, and termination.

How to Apply

For consideration, please include the following in your application:

* cover letter

* resume

No phone calls or in-person applications, please

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