San Francisco

Director/Senior Director: Anchoring Communities (Place Pathway), San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

Position Overview

Reports To: Vice President of Programs

Position Summary:

Pathway Director Anchoring Communities (Place)

The San Francisco Foundation believes that a focus on People, Place and Power provides the pathways to greater racial and economic equity in the Bay Area. Since the launch of its equity agenda in mid-2016, the Foundation’s Community Impact Department has also been organized around these three Equity Pathways. The three Pathway Senior Directors are members of the Department’s leadership team. Under the leadership of the Chief Impact Officer and the Vice President of Programs, they act as major contributors to the development and implementation of the Foundation’s equity agenda, determining the short and long-term program results and the associated strategies to achieve them—grantmaking, advocacy, and civic leadership—across a range of issues. Senior Directors also work to foster greater alignment and partnership with the Foundation’s extensive network of donors and partners from across the philanthropic, nonprofit, for-profit and public sectors.

The Place Pathway focuses on anchoring the region’s neighborhoods so that all residents, particularly low-income people of color, can live, work, thrive, and create. The portfolio supports grantee that are protecting, preserving and producing affordable housing, and those that are advancing equity through the arts.  It also supports efforts to reduce the displacement of not-for-profit organizations (neighborhood anchors) which bind together the social fabric that creates a sense of belonging for people of color and low-income residents.  The Place Pathway is a team of 11 professionals, including staff for the HopeSF multi-funder collaborative, and the Foundation staff which prepares the social impact analyses for the Foundation’s Program Related Investment loan program (the Bay Area Community Impact Fund), has fiscal oversight of the housing and workforce funds of the Bay View Hunters Point Community Benefits Agreement, and administers several cohorts of neighborhood organizations active in housing, arts, and youth technology programs.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Determine and refine pathway results and strategies, including grantmaking, convenings, research, and partnerships,
  • Engagement with grantees, community partners, other funders and civic leaders to build collaborative relationships and advance results
  • Oversight of grantmaking strategies and processes, ensuring collaborative and responsive relationships with grantees and applicants
  • Ensure a strategic focus on policy and systems change at scale.
  • Participate in department leadership groups, and with other directors and leaders across the Foundation to make decisions on grantmaking and other investments, and to develop alignment and synergy across pathways to accelerate momentum towards results.
  • Advise the Vice President of Programs on new partnerships and engagements on larger policy and system change efforts, and department- and foundation-wide efforts.
  • Mentor, train, and provide professional and leadership opportunities for multicultural fellow.

Team Management and Oversight

  • Supervise and mentor a team of ten staff members, with four direct reports.
  • Nurture a culture of collaboration, with a focus on results.
  • Accountable for team performance and budget management.

Interdepartmental Leadership

  • Coordinate across pathways and organization, develop collaborative relationships with other directors and staff, participate in organization-wide directors team and other efforts, as assigned.
  • Collaborate with TSFF Philanthropic Advising and Planned Giving on donor and private sector aligned investment, including participating, delegating, and supervising regular engagement with individual donors and coordinated efforts.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications staff to advance pathway and overarching equity goals.

Evaluation, Impact, and Culture of Learning

  • Work with Director of Strategic Learning and Evaluation to develop and track metrics for pathway results and make needed adjustments to strategy development and implementation.
  • Lead the team in capturing grant partner results and data in grantmaking (FLUXX) and CRM (Salesforce) systems.
  • Seek opportunities to learn from and share new grantmaking and evaluation approaches.
  • Participate in sharing successes and failures to inform our culture of learning and improvement.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Provide external leadership for advancing pathway results and for the overarching regional equity agenda.
  • Participate in leadership and oversight of HOPE SF multi-funder collaborative.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with funder partners, particularly those connected to Fund for an Inclusive California, Non-Profit Anti-Displacement Working Group housed at Northern California Grantmakers, and core community and institutional partners.
  • Develop multi-sector partnerships focused on Place pathway agenda.
  • Create opportunities to collaborate and network among all Place Pathway grant partners
  • Monitor, maintain knowledge of, and assess emerging equity issues, policies, and practices at the local, regional, state and national levels — articularly those connected to the Place pathway agenda
  • Identify themes and trends across the team’s grant portfolio and in the nonprofit sector to inform and refine PRI strategy and potential opportunities.

Qualifications:

Education

Master’s degree or a combination of education and experience required. Disciplines include (but are not limited to) affordable housing, community development, planning, narrative change, and public policy/systems change.

Leadership Experience

  • Minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the nonprofit philanthropic, private and/or public sectors.
  • Experience and commitment to successfully developing, managing and mentoring a diverse team.
  • Strong collaborator with experience with managing complex initiatives.
  • Experience with philanthropy, grantmaking, and/or fundraising.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.
  • Team leader, skilled at building collaborative and results-driven teams with cultures of inclusion and mentorship
  • Familiarity with policy and systems change, with particular emphasis on stabilizing communities at risk of displacement which have significant people of color and/or low-income residents.
  • Experienced public speaker and institutional ambassador.
  • Demonstrated personal integrity and commitment to equity and the ability to engender trust, credibility and confidence across racial, economic, ethnic, and geographic differences.

Content / Issue Area Knowledge

  • Demonstrated deep commitment to and experience working with the principles and practices of racial and economic equity.
  • The ideal candidate has knowledge and experience in affordable housing (particularly anti-displacement and residential protections, production and preservation of affordable housing), and the nexus of housing/jobs/nonprofit anchors with neighborhood stability in the Bay Area region.

Technical abilities and skills

  • Ability to lead collaborative efforts internally and with a range of community partners.
  • Excellent facilitation, listening, oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, projects, and staff.
  • Customer-service orientation to supporting grant partners and fellow staff in achieving goals and results.
  • Self-starter with a results-and problem-solving orientation and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft environments.

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

How To Apply

https://sff.org/contact-us/careers/

San Francisco

Associate Initiative Officer, The Partnership for the Bay's Future, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties with some initiatives, including this one, serving the nine-county Bay Area.

Position Overview

Reports To: Policy Fund Initiative Officer of the Partnership

Position Summary:

The Partnership for the Bay’s Future (“the Partnership”) launched in early 2019 with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Facebook, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation, and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.,

Today, along with a growing and diverse set of private, public, philanthropic and community partners from across the region, the Partnership is committed to creating a more accessible, equitable and prosperous Bay Area for all the region’s residents by addressing the interconnected and urgent crises in housing, transportation, and economic opportunity.

The Partnership seeks to develop a strong regional network – a cross-sector of leaders and partners with a common understanding of the housing, transportation, and economic opportunity-related challenges facing the region, a shared regional agenda of potential solutions, and a collective commitment to advancing the agenda and moving solutions forward through leadership, collective action, and the investment of resources.

The Partnership is part of a regional approach to equitable housing and economic inclusion and Partnership staff work closely with the Great Communities Collaborative.

Responsibilities:

This limited term (three years) position of Associate Initiative Officer (AIO) is a full-time position that reports to the Policy Fund Initiative Officer of the Partnership. The AIO will provide support to the Initiative Officer in the areas of the program, administrative, policy, and fundraising activities of the Partnership, in order to achieve the Partnership’s strategic goals.

Program Implementation

  • Manage administration and partner relationships for key component projects of the Policy Fund, including within the regional grant program
  • In coordination with the Initiative Officer, lead the implementation of strategies toward the achievement of the Policy Fund and Partnership for the Bay’s Future goals
  • Codify Partnership processes, assist in the development of Policy Fund processes and ensure their alignment with SFF infrastructure
  • Contribute to Partnership-specific communications mechanisms (newsletter, listserves, etc.) for various audiences, including other philanthropic organizations, public agencies, decision-makers, prospective funders, and NGOs at workshops, conferences, donor forums and briefings
  • Coordinate convenings of and communications with, community-based organizations, project partners, local government, developers, funders and other key stakeholders

Project Evaluation

  • Work with the Partnership Sr. Director, Policy Fund Initiative Officer, and evaluation consultant to develop measurements and track the impact of work across grants and the initiative at large
  • Track housing policy at the local and state level for its implications on regional systems change
  • Represent the Partnership in select regional discussions and community meetings as requested
  • Assess knowledge and research in the field and coordinate research and reports as needed
  • Provide backbone support to Advisory Board for the Partnership, and the State & Regional Policy Fund Working Group, coordinating with working group co-chairs to shape meeting trajectory and outcomes, create materials and other support as needed

Grant-making

  • Support the Initiative Officer with the coordination of the Partnership’s grant-making, including:
  • Work closely with the Initiative Officer to assist in the management of the grantmaking of the Partnership’s Policy Fund, including reviewing proposals and participating in the implementation of the Funds’ grantmaking programs.
  • Participate in face-to-face meetings, telephone contact, and written correspondence with grantees

Fundraising Support

  • Support the Partnership Sr. Director with fundraising and administering the day-to-day activities of grants received, including:
  • Track funders’ required deliverables, including reports and proposals, to ensure they are completed on time
  • Collect content and draft proposals, progress and final reports for the Initiative Officer and Sr. Director’s review
  • Ensure compliance with internal SFF proposal procedures
  • Develop materials to support the Sr. Director in fundraising activities, including fundraising proposals, funder meetings, and funder events as requested

Qualifications:

Education:

Undergraduate degree strongly preferred but will consider the extent of experience if necessary.

Required Experience:

Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the non-profit, philanthropic or public sector. A successful and positive track record working in culturally and ethnically diverse communities.

Experience with project and program management, relationship building, fundraising, policy and data analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

  • Demonstrated personal integrity and commitment to this work and the ability to engender trust, credibility and confidence with a variety of internal and external constituencies, including funders. Skilled in critical thinking, diplomacy and discretion
  • Excellent listener and communicator with a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence
  • Comfortable within a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience in taking initiative and leadership related to the development of projects and programs and relationship-building
  • Knowledge of housing and community development, policy and systems change, community organizing and advocacy desirable.
  • Computer literacy in the Microsoft environment, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

For more information about the Partnership for the Bay’s Future go to https://www.baysfuture.org/

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

How To Apply

https://sff.org/contact-us/careers/

Chicago, IL

President and Chief Executive Officer, Forefront

The Organization

Forefront, a 501(c)3 organization, is Illinois’ statewide association representing both grantmakers and operating nonprofits, as well as their advisors and allies. Its mission is to build a vibrant social sector for all people of Illinois, providing education, advocacy, and thought leadership, as well as facilitating networking and collective action.

Forefront has over 1,100 members, representing grantmakers – private and community foundations, public charities, corporations, donor advised funds, and individual philanthropists – operating nonprofits working in over 26 issue areas across the state, and social entrepreneurs, impact investors and B-Corps members committed to spurring collaboration and innovation.

For more information, please visit: https://myforefront.org

Position Overview

Forefront is seeking a visionary, passionate, and strategic leader as its next President and Chief Executive Officer.

In partnership with the Board of Directors, the President and CEO shapes the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. They are accountable for the achievement of those goals by providing leadership and overall management, and by developing and activating creative solutions to strengthen the organization’s operations, programs, and fiscal health.

The ideal new President and CEO will have an entrepreneurial spirit, attitude, and approach that actively seeks out change and innovation. The Board seeks candidates who actively pursue critical questioning, innovation, service, and continuous improvement. The President and CEO should have the ability to build strategic coalitions, participate in complex collaborations, and creatively envision opportunities for the organization to lead during this unique moment in time.

For further details, please visit: mortengroup.com/forefront/

How To Apply

Forefront has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in the PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com with the subject line “Forefront – President and CEO Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Application materials must be directed to the email above. No phone calls, please. For best consideration, applications should be received by Friday, July 10, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

San Francisco

Program Officer/Senior Program Officer, Grantmaking, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation Ais committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

The San Francisco Foundation is uniquely positioned to address the Bay Area’s most pressing needs, particularly in the areas of affordable housing in the region. The Foundation aims for greater community impact and moving toward population-level results for low-income families and communities of color left out of the region’s robust economy. Five years into the San Francisco Foundation’s implementation of the racial equity and economic inclusion agenda, the organization is at an exciting juncture and next crossroads – poised to further leverage its impact across the Bay Area through deepened strategies for policy and systems change at the local, regional, and state levels, as well as innovative, proactive, and strategically aligned approaches.

Position Overview

Reports To: Vice President of Policy and Innovation

Position Overview:

The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer, under the direction of the Vice President of Policy and Innovation (VPPI), has primary responsibility for strategic and aligned grantmaking under the Foundation’s Policy and Innovation Team. The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer will help inform strategic grantmaking priorities that advance affordable housing policy and systems change, collaborate across teams in the Community Impact Department, and maintain external relationships with grant partners that are addressing inequities in public policy. Under the leadership of the VPPI, the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer will manage the lobbying grantmaking budget and portfolio, co-convening an internal Lobbying Work Group that includes members of the Power Pathway, whose grantmaking portfolio includes community organizations are building the grassroots power and inclusive voice of low-income and people of color through leadership development, community organizing, and civic engagement efforts. This is an individual contributor role and the ideal professional has to be comfortable being a thought partner on strategy, managing a grantmaking portfolio, while being comfortable managing his/her own schedule and administration.

Results in Role

Under the direction of the Vice President of Policy and Innovation, the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer is responsible for strategic grantmaking that contributes to the Foundation’s rooted in vibrant communities’ targets. Determined by the cross-departmental Housing Work Group for the Foundation’s regional and state-level housing work, the Foundation envisions a 20-year line of sight where our Bay Area communities have:

  • Significant increase in affordable housing production in alignment with various income spectrum (120% and below of Area Medium Income);
  • A policy environment that stabilizes the housing situation for tenants at the lower end of the economic ladder;
  • An ongoing housing and transportation system that maintains a balance between job growth and housing supported by regulatory oversight, implementation, and watchdog advocacy, dedicated, reliable funding stream, and stronger, more sophisticated political voice; and
  • Communities welcome affordable housing creation in their neighborhoods, and low-income families, so that progress can be made at the jurisdictional level.

This work is grounded in a tenant protection, affordable housing preservation, and production framework; and addresses five big levers: 1) equitable regional governance; 2) increased financial resources for affordable housing; 3) legislative victories for tenant protections; 4) increased public will to support local, regional, and state civic action; and 5) increased political will for policy change. As part of the internal Housing Work Group, the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer will help to ensure strategic coordination, integration, and alignment across grantmaking portfolios, particularly between the Policy and Innovation team and the equity pathway teams through the following:

Strategic Grantmaking

Conduct strategic grantmaking related to housing impacts, and investment in policy change and systems change efforts at the local, regional, and state levels. The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer helps to meet grantmaking performance measures for the Policy and Innovation Team by doing the following:

  • Develop and manage a robust grantmaking portfolio. Develop a strategy for grantmaking portfolio, including collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners.  As appropriate, s/he will also jointly review grants with other teams in the Community Impact Department and in collaboration with other funding entities, including the Foundation’s lobbying portfolio.
  • Review, research, and recommend grants. Determine the solicitation of grants and the response to nonprofit, government, and private agency requests for Foundation funding. This could include the development of RFPs and/or plans for grants distribution. Evaluate merits of written proposals, conduct due diligence, participate in site visits, review research, and present grant recommendations to the Board of Trustees, as appropriate.

External Focus

  • Meaningful contributions that advance the team’s affordable housing strategies to achieve population-level outcomes. This includes the management of key components of strategy development and implementation, including research and analysis, as well as building and maintaining relationships with community partners.
  • Demonstrated civic leadership.  Develop and implement a plan to advance critical elements of the Foundation’s equity agenda in affordable housing through a civic leadership role, maintaining grantee relationships, connections to the staff at similar foundations, and participation in relevant affinity groups.
  • Partnership design, development, and implementation. Lead proactive efforts for change, including partnership development efforts with other funders, private and public sector leaders, and grantees. This could include working with VPPI and Institutional Partnerships Officer to raise additional funds from other foundations to leverage additional grantmaking resources for community impact.
  • High-impact, well-organized convenings, events, and other briefings. Identify, facilitate, and manage opportunities to bring various stakeholders together to further the goals of the Foundation’s equitable housing agenda. Working with the rest of the Policy and Innovation Team, as well as the Foundation’s Marketing and Communications Team so that convenings position SFF as a resource for those interested in addressing critical issues affecting individuals and communities, gather input on a specific strategy or body of work, garner support for a cause or activity, and/or educate and learn.
  • Provide resource and referral advice and technical assistance to grantee partners, agencies and/or collaboratives.

Internal Focus

  • Deepened housing knowledge, skill, and expertise at SFF through the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer’s research and thought leadership, and information dissemination through key speaking engagements, articles, media interviews, and other social media opportunities.
  • Meaningful contributions to the Foundation’s strategic learning and evaluation work.  Determine the benchmarks, indicators of success, and methodology to track and assess the progress toward outcomes associated with the Policy and Innovation Team strategies, as well as the effectiveness of grants and progress reports. Use qualitative and quantitative data to inform recommendations and decision-making.
  • In partnership with the Development and Donor Services team, the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer meets with donors and prospective donors as assigned, providing them with information about Policy and Innovation efforts or other specific issues, and best practices and grantmaking opportunities in the Bay Area. Provide background information for direct funding requests to donors. Organize and present at donor forums.

Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor’s degree, in one or more of the Foundation’s programmatic areas of focus or a related discipline required. A master’s degree strongly preferred.

Experience:

10+ years of increasingly responsible experience in a leadership role in the public, non-profit, or philanthropic sector.  In-depth knowledge of grantmaking and successfully managing projects to achieve specified goals and outcomes.  Ideally, the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer has broad, multi-sector knowledge and/or experience coupled with a good understanding of Bay Area nonprofit, public, and philanthropic communities. This person must deeply value racial equity and economic inclusion, and has experience with housing policy, policy advocacy, and/or systems change efforts at scale. Proven record of successfully working collaboratively and in teams.

Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies

  • Strong active listening, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build successful relationships with local leaders and organizations and engage people from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, synthesize ideas, and provide sensitive feedback.
  • Strong understanding of organizational development and operations of small and large nonprofits.
  • Finance, budget and management experience.
  • Ability to lead collaboratives of multiple funders and leaders, provide cross-sector learning opportunities for funders and grantees, and serve as staff lead for special projects or committees.
  • Demonstrable computer and technology literacy in word processing, email, spreadsheets, contact management, and knowledge management applications.

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

How To Apply

https://sff.org/contact-us/careers/

Atlanta, GA

President, AMB Philanthropies

The Organization

Arthur M. Blank has brought a commitment to giving back to and doing the right thing for communities into everything he has led throughout his life and career. From the early days of Home Depot to the thriving AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE) businesses to the conservation and hospitality enterprises of AMB West in Montana to the grantmaking work of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (AMBFF), Arthur Blank’s legacy of success is directly tied to his fierce commitment to values-based business and community well-being. This year the Blank family will celebrate its family foundation’s 25th anniversary as it approaches $600 million in total giving in 2020 with a commitment to significantly increase the impact of their philanthropy over the next 10 years. This milestone coincides with an important generational transition of leadership for the Blank family’s social impact efforts and AMB Philanthropies describes the span of that portfolio of social giving across the family’s various enterprises. To that end, the family invites nominations and applications for a President for the AMB Philanthropies portfolio who will serve both as the Chief Executive of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and on the Executive Leadership Team of the Blank Family of Businesses, leveraging the power of their corporate, real estate, social capital, and fiscal resources to increased impact. More information about the family’s legacy of giving can be found at www.blankfoundation.org.

Position Overview

The new President will work in direct and strategic thought partnership with Arthur Blank and the Blank family to develop a clear and sustainable vision that honors the differences and drivers across each corporate and philanthropic entity while supporting, leveraging, and connecting them all through important, values-aligned and community-grounded work. Recognizing the legacy of the Blank family’s giving as a central component of this work, the new President will lead operations and grantmaking for the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, ensuring areas of individual and collective family philanthropy are supported by a strong and skilled staff as grantmaking scales up over the next 10 years. The President will also maintain consistent communication and coordination with leaders of the Blank Family of Businesses (BFOB), which operate as a portfolio of synergistic and socially responsible enterprises, and serve on its leadership council to develop synergies with the family’s portfolios of work as well as provide support to corporate philanthropy, economic development, and other social mission work undertaken by the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, PGA TOUR Superstore, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, Paradise Valley Ranch, and West Creek Ranch.

For a full position description, please visit:  https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/ambp-president

How To Apply

The Blank family is partnering with Katherine Jacobs, Whitney Herrington, and Cara Pearsall of NPAG on this search. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position to: AMBP-President@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.

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team of board members, staff members, and partners is an essential component of the Blank family’s work to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Virtual

Grants + Data Associate, Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity

The Organization

CGRE brings funders together to multiply their impact in protecting and advancing gender and reproductive equity in the United States.

With a $100 million impact strategy, the Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity (CGRE) has the potential to reshape the landscape of gender and reproductive equity and set the conditions for national progress. Women across a full range of identities and experiences are at the forefront of major events shaping this country, yet their rights and priorities are largely ignored or attacked. We know that women, especially low-income women, women of color, trans and gender non-conforming people, face pervasive systemic barriers that limit their advancement. In this critical time, we see immense opportunity to work proactively, creatively, and collaboratively to support women’s leadership in turning the tide.

Recognizing that gender and reproductive equity are inextricably linked, we work to ensure that all women have the knowledge and resources they need to shape their own lives. With a focus on women of color and women in low-income communities, we work both proactively and reactively ​– ​taking risks, testing new approaches, and embracing innovation as we respond to current crises and support forward-looking strategies.

CGRE is​ a small, ​fully-virtual organization, fiscally-sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA). Learn more at ​https://cgre.org/​.

Position Overview

The Opportunity

The Grants + Data Associate will have built systems from the ground up; be excited to do so again; and be eager to work alongsid​e a highly-engaged, collaborative team. ​The Associate will excel at both the art and science of data management, from its most detailed entry demands to its most revelatory visualization and storytelling possibilities. The Associate will be profoundly committed to gender and reproductive equity.

This new role will support CGRE’s grantmaking process: creating and maintaining information management and communication systems, and supporting learning activities, including those with current and potential funders. The Associate will report to a senior member of the Program Team and provide support to other team members, as needed.

Primary Responsibilities

Grants Management

  • Devise and coordinate processes (including workflows, notifications, timelines) for managing grant applications throughout the entire grant cycle.
  • Compile and input all materials (e.g., applications, reports, grant agreements, amendments) required throughout the grant cycle, coordinating through multiple platforms and systems, including Salesforce, Fluxx, Excel, Google Drive, and Box.
  • Review current and potential grantee submissions to ensure compliance with RPA, CGRE, and IRS application and reporting requirements.
  • Handle communication with current and potential grantees on applications, reports, and other matters related to grants management.
  • Liaise with RPA throughout the grant cycle.
  • Support the Program Team in grants docket preparation, including research on potential grantees and aligned funders, and drafting Program and Advisory Committee materials.

Data/Knowledge Management + Learning

  • Devise and manage centralized document-sharing systems in Google Drive, Box, Salesforce, and other platforms.
  • Maintain and update Salesforce, CGRE’s primary database.
  • Analyze grants and reporting data, and craft ways of communicating findings in compelling ways.
  • Update content on CGRE’s website and outreach materials, as needed.
  • Manage technology troubleshooting for CGRE team.

Logistics + Administration

  • Schedule and organize convenings, meetings, site visits, and calls, including preparing background information.
  • Manage travel arrangements for the Program Team and consultants.
  • Travel within the U.S. to support learning events and other meetings.

(Any in-person meetings and travel would only occur when safe and permissible, given COVID-19 travel restrictions.)

The Candidate

The Grants + Data Associate will be a proactive, highly-organized, technology whiz and team player, looking to join CGRE in making real progress on gender and reproductive equity.

Experience

  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring access to quality, stigma-free reproductive healthcare, including contraception, sexual health services, and comprehensive abortion care.
  • Three years in grants management or other role with heavy data management, analysis, and presentation responsibilities.
  • Budget management and financial analysis.
  • Meeting planning and execution.
  • Working remotely as part of a collaborative team; start-up experience a big plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.

Skills

  • “Super-user” Salesforce skills; experience with Fluxx a plus.
  • Ease with virtual office platforms, including G Suite, Zoom, Box, and MS Office.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Aligned with and experienced in incorporating Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) principles into daily work and partnerships. Understand power dynamics and how they play out in society and the workplace.

Talents

  • Opportunity-focused and optimistic: Sees the cup as overflowing.
  • Systems thinker: Delights in creating and integrating processes to track data and organize information in the service of a mission-driven organization.
  • Relational: Able to build trust with teammates and external partners; poised and comfortable with colleagues with different workstyles and levels of formality.
  • Organized and detail oriented: Committed to accuracy and excellence.
  • Flexible: Able to juggle different tasks for different managers, to prioritize and reprioritize; comfortable with occasional variability in working hours to accommodate time zone differences.
  • Resourceful: Able to thrive in a virtual environment, including problem solving and knowing when to engage colleagues and managers.
  • A pitch-in, “all hands on deck,” start-up attitude; humble; a sense of humor.

Compensation and Benefits

CGRE is a sponsored project of RPA and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays. The salary range for the Grants + Data Associate is $72,000-85,000, depending on skills and experience. The Associate would work remotely and come equipped with virtual office tools, including computer, phone, and other technology needs.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and responses to the two prompts below to CGRE.GDA@gmail.com​.

  1. Share an example of a time when you used data to make the case for something that had gone unrecognized at work. If you can share an example using Salesforce, all the better!
  2. Using an example for each, tell us how you bring three values important to you into your work life.

The deadline for application materials is Monday, June 15, 2020.

RPA, as fiscal sponsor to CGRE, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are seeking a diverse slate of candidates for formal consideration.

San Francisco

Program Officer/Senior Program Officer, Grantmaking, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

The San Francisco Foundation is uniquely positioned to address the Bay Area’s most pressing needs, particularly in the areas of affordable housing in the region. The Foundation aims for greater community impact and moving toward population-level results for low-income families and communities of color left out of the region’s robust economy. Five years into the San Francisco Foundation’s implementation of the racial equity and economic inclusion agenda, the organization is at an exciting juncture and next crossroads – poised to further leverage its impact across the Bay Area through deepened strategies for policy and systems change at the local, regional, and state levels, as well as innovative, proactive, and strategically aligned approaches.

Position Overview

Reports To: Vice President of Policy and Innovation

Position Overview:

The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer, under the direction of the Vice President of Policy and Innovation (VPPI), has primary responsibility for strategic and aligned grantmaking under the Foundation’s Policy and Innovation Team. The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer will help inform strategic grantmaking priorities that advance affordable housing policy and systems change, collaborate across teams in the Community Impact Department, and maintain external relationships with grant partners that are addressing inequities in public policy. Under the leadership of the VPPI, the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer will manage the lobbying grantmaking budget and portfolio, co-convening an internal Lobbying Work Group that includes members of the Power Pathway, whose grantmaking portfolio includes community organizations are building the grassroots power and inclusive voice of low-income and people of color through leadership development, community organizing, and civic engagement efforts. This is an individual contributor role and the ideal professional has to be comfortable being a thought partner on strategy, managing a grantmaking portfolio, while being comfortable managing his/her own schedule and administration.

Results in Role

Under the direction of the Vice President of Policy and Innovation, the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer is responsible for strategic grantmaking that contributes to the Foundation’s rooted in vibrant communities’ targets. Determined by the cross-departmental Housing Work Group for the Foundation’s regional and state-level housing work, the Foundation envisions a 20-year line of sight where our Bay Area communities have:

  • Significant increase in affordable housing production in alignment with various income spectrum (120% and below of Area Medium Income);
  • A policy environment that stabilizes the housing situation for tenants at the lower end of the economic ladder;
  • An ongoing housing and transportation system that maintains a balance between job growth and housing supported by regulatory oversight, implementation, and watchdog advocacy, dedicated, reliable funding stream, and stronger, more sophisticated political voice; and
  • Communities welcome affordable housing creation in their neighborhoods, and low-income families, so that progress can be made at the jurisdictional level.

This work is grounded in a tenant protection, affordable housing preservation, and production framework; and addresses five big levers: 1) equitable regional governance; 2) increased financial resources for affordable housing; 3) legislative victories for tenant protections; 4) increased public will to support local, regional, and state civic action; and 5) increased political will for policy change. As part of the internal Housing Work Group, the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer will help to ensure strategic coordination, integration, and alignment across grantmaking portfolios, particularly between the Policy and Innovation team and the equity pathway teams through the following:

Strategic Grantmaking

Conduct strategic grantmaking related to housing impacts, and investment in policy change and systems change efforts at the local, regional, and state levels. The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer helps to meet grantmaking performance measures for the Policy and Innovation Team by doing the following:

  • Develop and manage a robust grantmaking portfolio. Develop a strategy for grantmaking portfolio, including collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners.  As appropriate, s/he will also jointly review grants with other teams in the Community Impact Department and in collaboration with other funding entities, including the Foundation’s lobbying portfolio.
  • Review, research, and recommend grants. Determine the solicitation of grants and the response to nonprofit, government, and private agency requests for Foundation funding. This could include the development of RFPs and/or plans for grants distribution. Evaluate merits of written proposals, conduct due diligence, participate in site visits, review research, and present grant recommendations to the Board of Trustees, as appropriate.

External Focus

  • Meaningful contributions that advance the team’s affordable housing strategies to achieve population-level outcomes. This includes the management of key components of strategy development and implementation, including research and analysis, as well as building and maintaining relationships with community partners.
  • Demonstrated civic leadership.  Develop and implement a plan to advance critical elements of the Foundation’s equity agenda in affordable housing through a civic leadership role, maintaining grantee relationships, connections to the staff at similar foundations, and participation in relevant affinity groups.
  • Partnership design, development, and implementation. Lead proactive efforts for change, including partnership development efforts with other funders, private and public sector leaders, and grantees. This could include working with VPPI and Institutional Partnerships Officer to raise additional funds from other foundations to leverage additional grantmaking resources for community impact.
  • High-impact, well-organized convenings, events, and other briefings. Identify, facilitate, and manage opportunities to bring various stakeholders together to further the goals of the Foundation’s equitable housing agenda. Working with the rest of the Policy and Innovation Team, as well as the Foundation’s Marketing and Communications Team so that convenings position SFF as a resource for those interested in addressing critical issues affecting individuals and communities, gather input on a specific strategy or body of work, garner support for a cause or activity, and/or educate and learn.
  • Provide resource and referral advice and technical assistance to grantee partners, agencies and/or collaboratives.

Internal Focus

  • Deepened housing knowledge, skill, and expertise at SFF through the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer’s research and thought leadership, and information dissemination through key speaking engagements, articles, media interviews, and other social media opportunities.
  • Meaningful contributions to the Foundation’s strategic learning and evaluation work.  Determine the benchmarks, indicators of success, and methodology to track and assess the progress toward outcomes associated with the Policy and Innovation Team strategies, as well as the effectiveness of grants and progress reports. Use qualitative and quantitative data to inform recommendations and decision-making.
  • In partnership with the Development and Donor Services team, the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer meets with donors and prospective donors as assigned, providing them with information about Policy and Innovation efforts or other specific issues, and best practices and grantmaking opportunities in the Bay Area. Provide background information for direct funding requests to donors. Organize and present at donor forums.

Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor’s degree, in one or more of the Foundation’s programmatic areas of focus or a related discipline required. A master’s degree strongly preferred.

Experience:

10+ years of increasingly responsible experience in a leadership role in the public, non-profit, or philanthropic sector.  In-depth knowledge of grantmaking and successfully managing projects to achieve specified goals and outcomes.  Ideally, the Program Officer/Senior Program Officer has broad, multi-sector knowledge and/or experience coupled with a good understanding of Bay Area nonprofit, public, and philanthropic communities. This person must deeply value racial equity and economic inclusion, and has experience with housing policy, policy advocacy, and/or systems change efforts at scale. Proven record of successfully working collaboratively and in teams.

Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies

  • Strong active listening, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build successful relationships with local leaders and organizations and engage people from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, synthesize ideas, and provide sensitive feedback.
  • Strong understanding of organizational development and operations of small and large nonprofits.
  • Finance, budget and management experience.
  • Ability to lead collaboratives of multiple funders and leaders, provide cross-sector learning opportunities for funders and grantees, and serve as staff lead for special projects or committees.
  • Demonstrable computer and technology literacy in word processing, email, spreadsheets, contact management, and knowledge management applications.

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

How To Apply

https://sff.org/contact-us/careers/

Quincy, MA

Program Officer, Nellie Mae Education Foundation

The Organization

Headquartered in Quincy, MA, our team is comprised of mission-driven professionals who share a commitment to putting youth and communities at the forefront, operating with a racial equity lens, building collaborative relationships, supporting community-driven change, and continuing to learn, adapt, and improve.

For more information on NMEF, please visit www.nmefoundation.org.

Position Overview

The Program Officer will be an important part of a dynamic grantmaking team charged with the design and implementation of new and existing grant funds. Additionally, they will be responsible for a diverse portfolio of grantees whose work and goals they will support. The Program Officer will serve as an internal leader, bringing perspectives and knowledge of current trends around education and racial equity from the field, and as an external representative of NMEF’s mission, vision, and values. Demonstrating our commitment to a collaborative and community-driven approach to working with grantees and stakeholders, they will build relationships rooted in trust, humility, and empathy. They will inform the creation of concept papers; recommend grant programs; manage project timelines, processes, and budgets; and assist in providing technical assistance and evaluation. The Program Officer will work collaboratively across the broader NMEF team to ensure best practices in grantmaking, with a community-centered and racial-equity-focused lens.

How To Apply

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Cassie Scarano, Kirstin Griffiths, and Ariella Pasackow are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please visit https://talent-profile.koyapartners.com/search/3995. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Wilmington, DE

Development Director, ACLU of Delaware

The Organization

Founded in 1961, The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware (ACLU of DE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses legal, legislative, and advocacy approaches to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional rights and freedoms, including justice reform, education equity, free speech, racial justice, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and more. The ACLU of Delaware is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights.

The ACLU of Delaware is one of this area’s premier public advocacy organizations. Based in Wilmington, Delaware, the ACLU of Delaware is led by a 24-member Board of Directors and a staff of nine. The Wilmington and broader Delaware communities are vibrant and collegial, and Delaware offers an excellent and affordable quality of life. Wilmington is also close to various attractions, including major cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC and the beach.

For more information, please visit www.aclu-de.org.

Position Overview

The ACLU of Delaware seeks a dynamic and experienced development professional to lead and significantly expand the organization’s fundraising program.

The Development Director will have primary responsibility to create and implement the ACLU of Delaware’s fundraising strategies. These should include major gift solicitation, foundation grantmaking, planned giving, special events, and annual fund. As a thought partner, the Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director to steward donor relationships and foster a strong sense of community among the ACLU of Delaware’s donors. The Development Director will also serve as a leader on the staff, ensuring that staff understand the importance of fundraising to the organization’s overall health, and recognize their role in development.

Ideal candidates will be able to communicate clearly and effectively to donors and supporters, particularly on complex civil liberties issues. Ability to convey passion and critical need for support is essential. As a senior staff member, the Development Director will also be responsible for upholding the principles of equity and inclusion that are vital to the organization.

The ACLU of Delaware has experienced significant growth in recent years and has had a number of exciting victories. The Development Director will also work closely with the Executive Director to oversee the organization’s budget, identify critical needs for program, and create the ACLU of Delaware’s next strategic plan.

The Development Director’s essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 

Leadership and Vision

  • Convey the importance of fundraising to the staff and board, creating a culture of philanthropy in the organization;
  • Partner with the Executive Director on strategic planning for the organization, particularly on growth of revenue to strengthen the infrastructure of the ACLU of Delaware and expand its programmatic reach;
  • Cultivate the talents of board and staff members to serve as ambassadors with donors;
  • Promote the values of equity and inclusion in all areas of the organization’s work;
  • Serve as an effective and visible spokesperson for the ACLU of Delaware, effectively articulating the organization’s history, programs, and mission.

Fundraising

  • Establish and execute a comprehensive annual fundraising plan for the ACLU of Delaware;
  • Lead the organization’s major gift program, focusing on increasing the number and capacity of major donors;
  • Steward relationships with donors, helping to create a sense of community among our vast network of supporters;
  • Foster relationships with foundation officers, and shepherd grant proposals to ensure program needs are met;
  • Develop a planned giving strategy for the organization;
  • Maintain and strengthen relationships with National ACLU colleagues who assist in fundraising;
  • Plan and execute special events, both fundraising and community-building.

Infrastructure

  • Work with affiliate and national staff to ensure database accurately captures relevant information about our supporters;
  • Develop strategies for growing our network of supporters and allies across Delaware.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidate will have the following professional skills, qualities, and competencies:

  • Personally committed to advancing the ACLU’s values, mission, goals and programs, with an understanding of the range of civil liberties issues and their implications;
  • Proven managerial experience, inspiring teams in the private, not-for-profit, or public sectors;
  • Mentorship of colleagues, with the ability to delegate tasks to others to support their growth;
  • A successful track record of donor development and raising money from a variety of sources; major donor experience is preferred;
  • An understanding of how to connect program needs with fundraising, and cultivating donors to be partners with organizational leadership in how to address funding opportunities;
  • Experience strategic planning, particularly in regards to building of development infrastructure within an organization;
  • A history of effective written and oral communication, including excellent public speaking skills for both formal and extemporaneous presentations; ability to represent the ACLU to members and supporters;
  • A record of success working in partnership with a board and staff of diverse personalities and talents;
  • An energetic person who can handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities; a self-starter and finisher;
  • A team player who inspires collaboration and functions decisively; flexible and well-organized;
  • Outgoing and straightforward; one who shares information easily; listens as well as gives advice; respects the abilities of others;
  • Ideal candidate would have at least five years of development experience.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits include paid vacation, medical and dental insurance, retirement savings plan, life and long-term disability insurance, and generous paid holidays.

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@aclu-de.org with “Development Director Search” as the subject line of the email. Applications will be reviewed regularly and the position will remain open until filled. All interviews will be held remotely at this time.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU 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 record of arrest or conviction.

The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please email jobs@aclu-de.org.  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

Winston-Salem, NC

Health Program Officer, The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

The Organization

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.

Position Overview

About Us and What we Offer You

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.

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

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