New York, NY

Director, Member Engagement, Philanthropy New York

The Organization

About Philanthropy New York
Philanthropy New York is a trusted community of nearly 300 grantmaking organizations that develops forward-thinking guidance and programming to address the unique challenges of philanthropy and convenes funders to strengthen ties across the sector.
Philanthropy plays a vital role in the endeavor to build an equitable, sustainable and democratic society. To serve the public good thoughtfully and strategically, philanthropic leaders need a trusted community in which they can challenge and advance their knowledge and practices.
We are a convener and a connector: we bring together funders from within and across sectors to form networks, develop and share knowledge and nurture crucial skills to make the work of each grantmaker – and the sector as a whole – more meaningful and more effective.
Philanthropy New York seeks candidates aligned with our Vision, Mission and Values.

Position Overview

Organization: Philanthropy New York

Job Title: Director, Member Engagement

Reports To: Senior Vice President

FLSA Status: Exempt

Supervises: Member Services Coordinator; consultants and interns as required

Location: New York, NY

Salary: $85,000 – $90,000, based on experience

Please note: Philanthropy New York is currently operating remotely. We anticipate continuing virtual programs through 2021 and will return to in-person programming when it is safe to do so. The candidate must be able and willing to work in our Manhattan office when PNY resumes in-person work.

Position Summary
The Director of Member Engagement leads Philanthropy New York’s efforts to build a vibrant philanthropic ecosystem committed to meaningful social change by building connected member engagement and retention strategies across the organization. The position is responsible for cultivating prospective members, deepening the work of PNY’s robust professional networks, and ensuring member needs and interests inform PNY’s programming and communications.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Lead the overall strategy, implementation, and evaluation of Philanthropy New York’s membership engagement and recruitment efforts.
  • Build relationships with members to understand their philanthropic goals and learning and development priorities and serve as a key resource to them. Connect the dots between member interests and priorities and PNY programs, leadership opportunities and marketing outreach.
  • Lead, design and facilitate peer networks and in-depth learning and leadership development programs for professionals in a variety of roles and at different stages in their career.
  • Supervise and provide strategic guidance on the organization’s knowledge and data infrastructure so that our core operational systems support member engagement.
  • Communicate the value of engaging with the PNY community.
  • Equip the Board of Directors and the Committee on Members to serve as ambassadors and staff the Committee, in partnership with Board co-chairs.
  • Hold organizational leadership and management responsibilities, which include:
    • supervising Member Services Coordinator, who holds principle responsibility for membership administration and database management. Supervise interns, part-time staff and other consultants as needed.
    • promoting organizational values and using PNY’s values as a lens for decision-making and action;
    • creating a culture with colleagues to think beyond specific tasks to the overall organizational mission and context;
    • supporting the development and implementation of racial equity commitments into the core work of the organization; and
    • collaboratively create an annual operations plan aligned with the organization’s strategic plan and monitor progress and learnings each year.
  • The Director may take on other duties in support of PNY’s mission and operations, as assigned.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated understanding of structural racism and of the ways that white supremacy culture operates in institutions. Knowledge of and commitment to personal growth and development on issues of racial equity and diversity and to supporting others in growth around issues of racial equity.
  • Strong written communication skills with adaptable style for different audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to listen, engage, persuade, and diplomatically handle challenging interpersonal situations with stakeholders in a wide range of roles and from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong multi-tasker with a proven track record of organizing, prioritizing, and managing complex projects and engaging volunteer leadership.
  • Excellent meeting management and facilitation skills, including the ability to craft meaningful agendas, facilitate discussion and implement curriculum. Comfort working at the front of the room and flexibility to support others in that role.
  • Demonstrated skills in building strong supervisory relationships, including setting clear expectations, coaching and training toward performance, and giving and receiving feedback.
  • Comfort with and skilled in public speaking.
  • Strong member service orientation with the ability to maintain diplomacy, and negotiate successfully at all levels of management.
  • Strong relationship-building skills with a demonstrated ability to understand the behavior, needs and concerns of others and use this knowledge to effectively work in teams or build collaborative relationships.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to interpret information from diverse sources and draw meaningful conclusions that inform the organization’s strategies.
  • Ability to lead on database and business tool solutions that support a full understanding of member engagement.
  • Fluent in technology platforms including Microsoft Office, G Suite; proficient with databases and communications platforms. Experience with Salesforce, a plus.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of experience in program development, fundraising/donor engagement or membership engagement.
  • Four-year college degree – or demonstrated complex analysis, writing, and project management skills equivalent to higher education.
  • Experience in nonprofits and a demonstrated understanding of the philanthropic sector, Philanthropy New York’s mission, and membership structure.
  • Experience contributing to an organization’s growth and transformation on issues of racial equity.
  • Experience working with donors, foundations, or volunteers a plus.

How To Apply

Please send a resume and a cover letter via email to employment@philanthropynewyork.org. We will not consider applications without a cover letter. In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • What skills, competencies and experience would you bring to the role?
  • Tell us about your experience building relationships with key stakeholders and developing and executing engagement strategies.
  • What appeals to you about working at Philanthropy New York?

Please note that due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we are unable to respond to all candidates.  We will be directly in touch with candidates for first round telephone interviews.

Philanthropy New York is committed to creating a more equitable workplace.  We value diversity and are dedicated to the recruitment, inclusion and retention of people of color, LGBTQ, women, trans and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.

Princeton, NJ

Assistant Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Organization

We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our Guiding Principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Diversity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthen our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. With a career at RWJF, you will make a difference.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; the Foundation), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972, we have been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our Guiding Principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Diversity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthen our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. With a career at RWJF, you will make a difference.

Position Overview

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF; the Foundation), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972, we have been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

Reporting to the senior vice president (SVP), Program, the assistant vice president (AVP) is a key partner with program leadership in the Robert Wood Foundation’s efforts to promote fair and just opportunities for health and well-being in the United States. The AVP will provide leadership to identify and advance strategic objectives and manage and guide operations.

As with staff at all levels of the Foundation, AVPs are expected to demonstrate a passionate commitment to equity and to the Foundation’s mission and Guiding Principles.

Job Responsibilities

  • Integrate an emergent approach to learning and strategy evolution for optimum outcomes, centered on advancing health equity.
  • Work with program leadership and senior management in developing departmental policies and approaches.
  • Represent the Foundation on program theme strategies.
  • Represent the SVP and the program department, by networking, coordinating, and promoting RWJF activities with external organizations and partners.
  • Aprove grants up to $2,000,000 in collaboration with the SVP, following Foundation program policies.
  • Identify barriers and work closely with various units (Grants Management, Finance, Law, etc.) to implement process change and improve operations.
  • Participate in various decision-making and information-sharing committees and groups, representing Program.
  • Provide input, guidance, and counsel on management issues.
  • Manage theme-staffing activities.
  • Mentor and coach staff.
  • Help with production and editing of written program communications to the Board of Trustees.
  • Plan and manage the program and administrative budget.
  • Work with Research-Evaluation-Learning to oversee and coordinate learning experiences for staff.
  • Coordinate learning site visits.
  • Serve as interim director as needed and assigned.
  • Work on selected programming, as applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision, and alignment with our values.
  • Facilitate emergent approaches to learning and strategy evolution for optimum outcomes, centered on advancing health equity.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion with successful experience fostering an inclusive environment; working as part of a multidisciplinary team; and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Completion of an advanced degree (e.g., MA, MPH, MBA, MPA) and minimum seven to ten (7–10) years of relevant experience, including in a complex managerial and leadership role. A terminal degree in health or public health, or health care related field or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Understanding of strategic communications tactics; strong written and verbal skills; demonstrated persuasive and respectful presentation skills—for communications with internal leadership, external high-level stakeholders, and people from communities with whom we are working—to reach on a range of complex issues. This also includes a sense of how and when to employ communications tactics strategically. Able to thoughtfully manage upward communication.
  • Experience handling multiple priorities; can organize time; responsibilities and policies for team members; ability to understand and work with team members in the Foundation’s organizational structure; must understand and work within set decision-making roles.
  • Manage and react to confidential information with discretion and sound judgment with capability to maintain professional conduct and demeanor at all times, exhibiting high levels of emotional intelligence.
  • Experience and skill in complex project management.
  • Experience creating and managing complex budgets.
  • Must be creative, flexible; able to work independently and in teams to think imaginatively about opportunities; to create and respond to new approaches to addressing an issue; to inspire others to work toward achieving collective, shared goals.
  • Interpersonal skills; collegial, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, grantees, consultants, external funders, and others who contribute to program development and management.
  • Exhibits maturity and sound judgment. Ability to make decisions, justify recommendations, and be responsive and clear.
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and other office or project management efficiency software or systems.
  • Comfortable using social networking tools to further RWJF’s work.
  • Ability to travel; including applicant and grantee site visits and representing the Foundation at outside meetings.

How To Apply

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. For more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply click here or visit www.rwjf.org/employment.  The application deadline is April 25, 2021.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. For more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply click here or visit www.rwjf.org/employment.  The application deadline is April 25, 2021.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington, DC

Grants Associate, Democracy Fund

The Organization

Democracy Fund is a foundation working to defend American democracy and challenge it to be more open and just. Created by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, Democracy Fund has made more than $200 million in grants to support free and fair elections, a vibrant and diverse public square, effective and accountable government, and a just and inclusive society. In addition to grantmaking, Democracy Fund advocates for better solutions and works with partners to grow philanthropic support for our democracy. To learn more, visit www.democracyfund.org or www.democracyfundvoice.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Grants Management Team prioritizes the user experience of our grantees, partners, and colleagues in every aspect of their work. From refining our grant application process to developing trainings for our internal colleagues, we bring a strong ethos of “getting to yes” on all that we do.

Democracy Fund is seeking an organized, collaborative person with an eye for detail to join our team as a Grants Associate. As a key contributor to this four-person team, the Associate plays a critical role in providing a seamless grants management experience to staff and grantees.

The Grants Associate works with all departments to implement and maintain an ambitious grantmaking portfolio, a portfolio that champions the leaders who are helping to build an open and just democracy. The ideal candidate is comfortable conducting compliance and due diligence reviews, helping to structure complex grants, and refining systems and processes to ensure the highest level of customer service. Every grant Democracy Fund awards is shepherded by one of our two Grants Associates, making this role central to achieving the changes we want to see in the field.

As the Grants Team continues to grow, we are especially looking for someone with experience or interest in how grant management systems can support an organization’s learning and decision-making through improved data collection and analysis.

The Associate also supports grant processing for Democracy Fund Voice, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, and reports to the Associate Director of Grants Management.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Grants Associate’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

GRANTMAKING SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES

  • Review grant application materials — including budgets and financial statements — and coach program staff on improvements related to grant structure, building grantee capacity, compliance, and risk management.
  • Conduct and document initial legal due diligence for sponsorships and grants — including expenditure responsibility and “project grant rule” grants — and monitor legal issues in partnership with the General Counsel and Associate Director.
  • Prepare grant and sponsorship agreements, as well as grant amendments.
  • Collaborate with Grants Team colleagues in an ongoing effort to refine grantmaking systems, processes, and policies to be increasingly transparent, streamlined, and grounded in our organizational values around equity.
  • In collaboration with a peer Grants Associate, serve as a point of contact for staff and grantees who need support on using Fluxx, our grants management database; support Fluxx fixes and upgrades; and facilitate data reporting from the system.

GRANTMAKING LEARNING AND ANALYSIS

  • Support Democracy Fund’s program teams, internal grant committees, and Management Team by monitoring the pipeline of grant opportunities; provide ongoing support with improving visual presentation of pipeline data.
  • Compile and analyze grant and portfolio data that can be used for internal portfolio reviews, board meetings, and Democracy Fund’s annual tax return and audit.
  • Develop workshops and training materials on grantmaking and philanthropy topics such as making expenditure responsibility grants, maintaining compliance while funding advocacy work, and evaluating nonprofit financial health.
  • Stay informed of best practices in the grants management field, sharing findings with the broader team, and recommending improvements to the grants management process.

TEAM PLAYER

  • Take initiative to support other members of the Democracy Fund team and cultivate an organizational culture that is highly collaborative, positive, and productive.
  • Partner with colleagues across the Operations team to develop, support, and refine the team’s knowledge management systems.
  • Contribute to a team culture that values collaboration, positivity, and transparency and that drives towards impact through continuous improvement and learning.
  • Collaborate internally to advance Democracy Fund’s strategy and mission.
  • Represent Democracy Fund in a manner that is consistent with our mission.
  • Complete other special grantmaking projects and duties, as requested by the Associate Director.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIREMENT

  • Passion for strengthening American democracy.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience with legal and compliance issues related to private foundation or 501(c)(4) grant or contract management.
  • Experience with IRS rules applicable to private foundation grantmaking. Familiarity with IRS-defined lobbying and project grant rule grants, as well as expenditure responsibility grants, is a plus.
  • Exceptional customer service, problem-solving, project management, and analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Enthusiasm and affinity for working with technology and systems to create transparent, streamlined processes. Demonstrated experience with cloud-based grants management software such as SmartSimple, foundationConnect or other Salesforce CRM products. Experience with Fluxx, our internal system, is a plus.
  • Strong data analysis skills, including a demonstrated ability to distill complex data into easily understood formats and visualizations to inform decision-making; experience working in visualization software (Tableau or similar).
  • Commitment to learn and grow in a workplace that values diversity of multiple dimensions. Demonstrated experience innovating grantmaking practices to drive equity is a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff at all levels to execute duties, and proven talent in ensuring positive, proactive, responsive relationships within and across departments for compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and support multiple grantmaking functions simultaneously while exhibiting excellent time-management skills.
  • Professional maturity, ability to exercise discretion, and good judgment.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity in a growing organization, while helping the organization build and maintain structures for consistency.
  • The position will eventually be based in Washington, D.C., but will begin remotely due to the ongoing pandemic.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here. Applications submitted without a cover letter or lacking the desired number of years of experience will not be considered. Take this as a chance to tell us about yourself and why you’re interested in joining our team. No calls please.

Washington, DC

Managing Director of Policy, Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF)

The Organization

Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) has been called “the leading voice for Wall Street accountability” in Washington. Help us continue and grow this important work.

Our organization played a leading role in winning passage of the Dodd Frank Financial Reform bill and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and we are continuing the fight to create a financial system that deconstructs systemic racism and inequality and promotes a just and sustainable economy. Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund (AFREF)’s staff effectively advances the agenda of a coalition of more than 200 consumer, civil rights, labor, community-based, and other organizations, along with academics and other experts, working together to advance this fundamentally important part of the economic and racial justice agenda.

Position Overview

AFREF invites nominations and applications for a Managing Director of Policy. As a key member of the senior leadership team and reporting to the Executive Director, the Managing Director will increase our impact and capacity to drive change. She/he/they will partner with AFREF’s leadership and staff to strengthen our policy analysis and advocacy, build connections between different threads of our work, and will bring an inclusive management style that supports staff members to achieve their highest potential and is grounded in principles of equity and inclusion.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Leading a team of AFREF policy staff; Managing the work of the team to increase coordination of work streams within the team, and across the organization.
  • Providing mentorship and support to policy staff that helps build and sustain a strong culture of inclusion, growth, and performance.
  • Working with the Executive Director, leadership team, and policy staff to develop and implement specific strategies to advance our policy agenda.
  • Contributing to planning and to fundraising for the organization as a whole.

Policy Effectiveness

  • Collaborating with and supporting members of the policy team to produce high quality work including regulatory comments, bill analyses, reports, memos and responsive materials.
  • Collaborating with members of the policy team, and across the organization, to identify, develop and articulate connecting themes in AFREF’s work to build a strategic shared narrative.

 

External Engagement

  • Representing the organization and presenting on our policy agenda in meetings with policy makers, at public events, and with the press in an effective manner that advances AFREF’s goals.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with policy experts and leaders at partner organizations and academic and research institutions.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with policy staff and principals at financial regulatory agencies and on Capitol Hill.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

While no one person will embody all of the qualities enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:

·       A serious commitment to economic and racial justice.

·       15+ years of relevant experience, including five years of leadership and management experience in a mission-driven, fast-paced, high-performance environment.

·       Deep knowledge of at least some areas of AFREF’s policy work, and a demonstrated ability and willingness to learn in additional areas.

  • Experience with and enthusiasm for mentorship and staff development; demonstrated commitment to equity, and to responsive, accountable leadership and proactively managing others to take ownership, initiative, and action.
  • Exceptional writing skills, including for both general and technical audiences.
  • Excellent public speaking skills, and experience dealing with the media.
  • Knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory processes, experience on the Hill or at a Federal Regulatory Agency an asset.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at once, and to adapt to a swiftly changing environment.
  • A record of strategic and big picture thinking.
  • A law degree or an advanced degree in economics or a related field is an asset but not required.

The salary range for this position is $110k-125k plus benefits and will be determined based on experience and qualifications for the role.

TO APPLY

For more information about Americans for Financial Reform (AFR), please visit: ourfinancialsecurity.org

For more information about the AFR Education Fund (AFREF), please visit: realbankreform.org

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs, Paola Peacock-Villada, and Sarah Hecklau of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their resume, cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with a writing sample (included as part of cover letter document) via NPAG’s candidate portal.

AFREF is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Durham, NC or Washington, DC

Accounting Manager, Revenue, Managed Organizations Finance, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

About Arabella Advisors 

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation.

About Arabella’s Managed Organization’s Finance Team 

Arabella Advisors provides operations and management support to multiple nonprofit organizations, including the New Venture Fund, the Windward Fund, and the Hopewell Fund—all 501(c)(3) public charities—and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). These managed organizations house new and innovative public interest projects and nonprofits, as well as coordinate collaborative initiatives between donors and administer grants programs. This type of structure is commonly referred to as fiscal sponsorship, and candidates are highly encouraged to research fiscal sponsorship prior to a first interview. The managed organizations provide support to a diverse range of projects, including many focused-on conservation, global health and civic engagement.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 

Advancing DEI within our firm and in our work with partners is critical to our mission. To be effective partners to philanthropists, nonprofits, and communities impacted by philanthropic dollars, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging, and a nuanced understanding of the racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other disparities that undergird the issues we engage in and the interactions we have with one another. For us, equity means that our staff members, our clients, and the people they serve can experience the same level of success, no matter their starting place. We expect all our employees to share this commitment, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. Click here to learn more about DEI at Arabella and read our official DEI statement.

Total Rewards (compensation and benefits)  

This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our base salaries are based on a blend of similar sized organizations from different sectors, including nonprofits, foundations, and professional service firms. They are also based on local market rates and differentiated by geography.

All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package on their first day of employment:

  • Health insurance- On average Arabella pays 86% of the medical premium, 80% of the dental premium, and 100% of the vision premium
  • Paid time off- 16 days’ vacation, 10 personal days, 11 company holidays (7 federal and 4 more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday), 20 hours’ volunteer leave, 8 weeks’ parental leave
  • 401(k) retirement plan- Arabella will match up to 4% of your contributions. There is no waiting or vesting period; all funds are yours to keep on day 1
  • Reimbursements for your personal cell phone plan and fitness
  • Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking
  • Bonus incentive opportunities
  • Access to professional development opportunities

Position Overview

An experienced finance professional who will provide leadership and oversight to the accounts receivable functions for Arabella’s multiple managed non-profit clients 

We are looking for an organized self-starter to support the full-cycle accounting procedures for several nonprofit projects that the firm manages. The right candidate must have a strong understanding of nonprofit accounting and tax practices, non-profit revenue standards, internal controls, and must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment.  We need you to be highly organized and have a demonstrated ability to manage several projects simultaneously. Our accounts receivable team processes over 450 cash receipts a month. The work is fast-paced and mission-driven.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the revenue and accounts receivable “A/R” functions for Arabella’s managed nonprofits “MNPOs” to ensure activities are recognized in the correct fiscal period; captured timely and accurately
  • Evaluate grants, contributions, consultant contracts and other revenue generating activities for recognition in accordance with non-profit GAAP
  • Manage the reconciliation of A/R accounts on the statement of financial position and compile relevant annual schedules for entity financial reporting
  • Collaborate with Managed Organization Finance “MOFI” revenue teammates and Arabella “Corporate” Finance to apply workflow and technology-based solutions to streamline existing processes and to enhance controls and the quality and accuracy of financial data
  • Support the accounting management in timely, accurate monthly closing of the books and records
  • Work directly with Director and Senior Director of Managed Organizations Finance regarding personnel decision making for revenue business cycle
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate quality assurance activities, ensuring compliance with standards, laws, regulations and procedures. Recommends new and/or revised policies and procedures as needed
  • Draft technical accounting memos to document existing accounting positions and support/ justify the accounting capture of new or unique activities
  • Account for the receipt of government funds and track qualified spend against award parameters
  • Leads cross departmental and cross organizational teams, financial projects and planning activities as needed

General Accounting  

  • Review and approve accounting transactions and journal entries prepared by the revenue team
  • Assist in annual audits, including the compilation of financial statements
  • Draft technical accounting memos to document accounting positions
  • Support review of processes to drive efficiency and quality

Staff Management and Team Development 

  • Oversee the work of the revenue team to ensure compliance with established processes and controls
  • Establish, guide and review team metrics on a regular basis; examine trends and identify solutions
  • Support the development and mentorship of teammates by influencing and coaching others to reach their individual and project goals
  • Encourage and lead team learning activities, focused on the development of technical skills necessary to provide high quality service to a diverse portfolio of clients

To Be Successful in This Role, You’ll Need: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience maintaining books with nonprofit organizations
  • Proficiency with accounting software, report design, and Excel
  • Experience with full-cycle GL and AR processes
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to oversee and advise on multiple complex projects, including encouraging workflow and work plan innovations, and ensuring deliverables are high-quality and meet clients’ needs
  • The ability to provide excellent service, including being able to effectively manage resources, create and implement enhancements across the firm to efficiently achieve service standards, and to coach junior teammates on how to address complex service challenges
  • The ability to coach colleagues in how to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and to handle high-level stakeholder challenges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex financial matters to non-financial personnel
  • The ability to help teams overcome collaboration challenges and promote compromise, inclusion, and openness; promote and lead activities that support an open, safe, and inclusive organization; understand the context in which we work and build critical cross-team connections; and share useful knowledge firm wide
  • The ability to regularly integrate learnings to improve team operations, to lead learning opportunities that enhance team performance, and to be a mentor to others
  • The ability to empower teammates to solve problems and provide guidance only when necessary; to solve complex challenges without clear owners or solutions by identifying innovative approaches; and to facilitating coordination with others and to coach colleagues in thinking through solutions
  • The ability to work within multi-functional teams

Other Highly Preferred Skills and Experience 

  • Experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management, or consulting
  • Experience with capture and spend of federal funding
  • Experience with Grant accounting and donor reporting
  • Certified Public Accountancy (CPA)
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics and SAP Concur
  • Experience with advocacy rules and regulations
  • Experience supervising staff

Working with Us 

While this position must be based in Durham, NC or Washington, DC, please note that due to COVID-19, all Arabella Advisors’ offices are closed, and we continue to temporarily work in a remote environment. We have a strong firm culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. Once our offices reopen it is our expectation that all staff will generally work from the office according to a schedule agreed upon with their supervisor. We will make reasonable accommodations under the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers page to learn more.

How to Apply 

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying.  We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and, except in rare circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis, all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Seattle, WA

Business Operations and Finance Manager, ORS Impact

The Organization

About ORS Impact: ORS Impact is a consulting firm that helps clients clarify, measure, and align their social impact outcomes using evaluation, outcomes-based strategy and planning, theory of change, and robust internal MLE (Measure, Learning and Evaluation) systems. We support philanthropies, nonprofits, and government agencies in their most challenging and complex work with our expertise in advocacy and policy change, networks and coalitions, systems change, and initiatives and strategies.

“Impact” is not just part of our name: it is a core value for why we do this work. Implicit in this value is the belief that the world can be more equitable, and that accelerating social progress will lead to better lives for everyone.

These statements, however, do not explicitly address the systems of power that grant privilege and access unequally, particularly based on race, but also based on age, sexual orientation, gender, immigration status, or disability. These systems underlie the issues our clients seek to address and can be perpetuated and strengthened even as well-intentioned people seek to make positive social change.

We believe that diversity makes us stronger. We believe that all people are equal and that holding some groups of people down holds all of us down. We believe that these issues are complex and that we will stumble in our efforts. However, the goal of a more just, fair, and inclusive society requires changing how we work together, how we work with clients, and proactively finding ways for our organization to make a difference in the fight for a more equitable world.

Position Overview

About the Position:   The Operations and Finance Manager is a new role designed to meet the needs of a growing consulting firm. The successful candidate will join an existing two-person Operations team and report to the Vice President of Operations.

The goal of the Operations and Finance Manager is to ensure the smooth running of the business while contributing to a positive culture of equity and inclusion for all employees and clients. This position will play a key role in helping shape the company from an operations perspective as well as being an active participant in ORS Impact initiatives.

The Operations and Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the ORS Impact financial and operational infrastructure are executed appropriately and efficiently in collaboration with the Operations team. This position will utilize excellent communication skills to build and manage both internal and external business relationships to maintain high client satisfaction and a positive work atmosphere. This role will also oversee the documentation of ORS Impact’s processes and controls.

Duties and Responsibilities

It is important to note that the below description of duties and responsibilities will likely evolve and change as the person’s skill sets grow and the demands of the ORS business changes.

Financial Management (30%)

Manages the full spectrum of financial operations within ORS Impact.

  • Maintain all financial and operational aspects in ORS Impact’s back office system, Unanet A/E (formerly Clearview InFocus).
  • Prepare and submit monthly invoices to clients. Tracks and follows-up as needed on client questions about invoices.
  • Perform all accounts receivable and accounts payable duties.
  • Responsible for ORS Impact payroll process with payroll vendor.
  • Coordinate and process all monthly expenses for disbursement.
  • Process all incoming funds via check or electronic transfer.
  • Work with the accountant to ensure monthly controls and filings that include account reconciliations, quarterly and annual tax filings.
  • Assist with the preparation of annual organizational budget, regular variance statements and annual audit including end of year analysis.

Business Management (25%)

Manages most aspects of the ORS Impact internal business infrastructure.

  • Responsible for documenting and maintaining internal policies, controls and processes developed in collaboration with Operations and the ORS staff.
  • Actively apply ORS Impact’s values and commitment to race equity to ORS Impact policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Support the Operations team in rolling out Phase 2 of Unanet A/E.
  • Identifies, evaluates and approves operations vendors that align with ORS Impact’s values in collaboration with the Operations team.
  • Co-lead and maintain vendor relationships including the vendor relationship for IT system and computer management in collaboration with the Operations Coordinator.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the ORS Impact contact database.
  • Oversee the ordering of office equipment and supplies.
  • Support staff meetings where needed.
  • Co-manage the office space with the Operations team.

Client Account/Contract Management (20%)

Manages client contracts in collaboration with Project Directors – from initial project setup to tracking ORS Impact staff time/expenditures/expenses/schedules.

  • Provide financial and operational support to promote Project Director’s successful project execution and client account management.
  • Develop, maintain, amend, review, and close out select client contracts and subcontracts.
  • Provide contract oversight and track contract expenditures including expense reports and billable time records.
  • Manage the contract calendar and deliverables in collaboration with Project Directors.
  • Support high client satisfaction across all segments of the organization and upholds all company standards.
  • Responsible for filing and archived maintenance of ORS Impact client and business data.

People Operations (10%)

Manages and supports HR focused administrative needs across the organization. 

  • Co-lead with the Operations Coordinator the new hire process and intake with the relevant supervisor, including providing new employee orientation.
  • Support identifying and rolling out ORS Impact company benefits offerings.
  • Maintain personnel files in accordance to standard controls.
  • Ensure the accuracy of staff time records including hours worked, PTO/vacation, and other leaves of absence.
  • Engage ORS Impact’s outside HR service provider as needed.

ORS Culture (15%)

Supports an equitable and inclusive workplace at ORS. 

  • Contribute to creating an equitable workplace at ORS.
  • Co-lead the planning and execution of events and gatherings with the Operations team.
  • Actively participate in internal projects and initiatives where appropriate.

Required Qualifications

We are seeking a person that finds joy in their role in operations and customer service. This person ideally would wake up excited and happy to support an organization and staff that align with their values and make a positive impact on the world.

In addition, to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The list below is representative of the knowledge and skills required.

Direct Experience in:

  • Accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, and accounting software required.
  • Client contract management. Legal contract knowledge a plus.
  • Preparing payroll.
  • Highly Proficient in Microsoft Office tools; able to adopt new project management and client relationship management tools. Experience with enterprise software such as Unanet A/E or similar tools a plus.
  • Applying DEI and anti-racism knowledge and skills to operations.
  • Understanding of software and hardware technology a plus.
  • People operations including general understanding of basic human resources administration.

Style/Approach to Business

  • Proactively brings ideas to the team to further embed our commitment towards race equity and reflect our values in our internal practices.
  • Excellent communication and relational skills with both internal staff and external client teams across organizational hierarchies.
  • Communicates sensitive information in a tactful and professional manner.
  • Attentive to detail and ability to prioritize work appropriately in a fast-paced environment; balance client needs and business realities.
  • Prioritizes workflows between different project teams.
  • Professional, flexible, and proactive in dealing with all levels of business from daily support tasks to high-level executive interactions.

Compensation
The target salary for this role is $72,000, depending on experience. In addition, ORS Impact provides a generous benefits package that covers medical, dental, vision and health insurance (only a $60 monthly premium) as well as 15 days vacation, 6 days sick time, 10 paid holidays, 3% SIMPLE IRA match, a technology stipend, professional development support and an ORCA card (when we are in the office).

How To Apply:
As one document, please send your resume and cover letter detailing how your skills and experience align to the position requirements as well as where you heard about the job to careers(at)orsimpact.com by close of business Friday, April 23rd, 2021. In the subject line, please write “ORS Operations and Finance Manager”. We will contact all applicants after the deadline and schedule phone interviews with qualified applicants.

New York, NY

Research Officer for Education Leadership, The Wallace Foundation

The Organization

The Wallace Foundation — an independent, national, New York-based philanthropy with $1.75 billion in assets – traces its origins back more than half a century to DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace, founders of The Reader’s Digest Association. The Foundation’s mission is to foster equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people, and in the arts for everyone. Grounded by its core values (see Page 2), which guide how staff work together and with grantee and external partners, the Foundation aims to create a workplace where everyone can thrive and support the mission.

Position Overview

The Foundation is seeking a Research Officer to manage its portfolio of research grants and grantees associated with its investments in Education Leadership. The Officer serves as a key member of the education leadership strategy and implementation teams, where the Foundation’s education leadership directions, including research directions, are collaboratively developed and refined. Both teams are comprised of staff from the Foundation’s program, communications, and research units. The Research Officer for Education Leadership will contribute their research perspectives and expertise to support the Foundation’s overall strategy in education leadership, and in particular, to identify related research directions and opportunities to build the knowledge base in ways that advance the Foundation’s strategy.

The four primary dimensions of the Research Officer for Education Leadership position are:

1)      Effectively manage the design, review, award, and implementation of a range of research projects developed as a part of the Foundation’s knowledge agenda in education leadership;

2)      Intellectually contribute research perspectives to the Foundation’s collaborative process of designing, implementing, and refining its education leadership strategy;

3)      Conduct in-depth editorial reviews of commissioned research reports to support knowledge-sharing and dissemination of lessons learned with the broader fields of practice and policy; and

4)      Contribute to the Foundation’s research capacity and approach as a part of the Research Unit.

As the Foundation begins a new 6-year initiative focused on equity-centered leadership in Fall 2021, the Research Officer will manage a suite of grants employing a range of predominantly qualitative and mixed methods including ethnography, impact and effects study designs, and development of an equity assessment tool.

Reporting to The Wallace Foundation’s Director of Research, the Research Officer will bring deep knowledge of research in education leadership and equity and a depth of experience with qualitative research in particular. Strong candidates will also demonstrate exceptional relational, translational, and active-listening skills which will be crucial for contributing to sound decision-making in the Foundation’s collaborative team structure. The Foundation values the flexibility to adapt to change, a desire to learn, and the ability to work productively both on one’s own and with colleagues inside and outside the organization.

This search is being conducted with support from the national search firm NPAG. Application instructions can be found at the end of this document.

Organizational Overview

History

DeWitt and Lila Acheson Wallace founded The Reader’s Digest Association with the initial launch of the magazine in 1922. With the wealth amassed from the publication, the Wallaces contributed generously to a wide assortment of artistic, cultural, and educational causes during their lifetimes. They also ensured that after their deaths their fortune would go to philanthropy. The Wallaces’ giving has touched many institutions and their legacy continues today through the work of The Wallace Foundation. With assets of about $1.75 billion in 2019, The Wallace Foundation stays true to Lila and DeWitt Wallace’s passions for education, youth development and the arts. In particular, The Wallace Foundation has supported work in the areas of: school leadership, afterschool programming, summer learning, expanded learning, building audiences for the arts and arts education for young people.

Over the last ten years, the foundation has refined its approach to focus on identifying and filling knowledge gaps that, if closed, could help fields make significant progress. It has launched several major efforts: the Principal Supervisor Initiative, Building Arts Audiences for Sustainability, Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Initiatives, and an initiative to develop stronger afterschool arts programming for underserved young people. It has also added significantly to its library of information and ideas; its online Knowledge Center has more than 1,000 reports, articles, videos, infographics, and other materials.

Core Values

Wallace seeks to develop long-term, inquiry-led approaches to creating a more equitable society by developing and sharing evidence-based strategies to make meaningful contributions in partnership with others locally and for the field. They value behavior that demonstrates a commitment to Mutual Respect and Support, Equity, Continuous Learning, Collaboration, Excellence, and Accountability.

Mission and Approach

The Wallace Foundation seeks to foster equity and improvements in learning and enrichment for young people, and in the arts for everyone. The foundation has an unusual approach: In each of its focus areas – Arts, Education Leadership, and Learning and Enrichment – it seeks to identify, and help answer, one or more significant questions whose answers are not known but which, if known, could help propel progress more broadly. As responsible stewards of its resources, Wallace seeks to ensure that the Foundation’s initiatives contribute to Wallace’s dual goals: (a) benefits for Wallace’s grantees and those they serve in the form of increased capacity, and (b) benefits for the broader field through credible, relevant knowledge.

The Foundation’s approach to strategy and investment begins with efforts to understand the context of the fields in which they work to identify an important unanswered question to address. They then simultaneously fund programmatic work in the field and invest in research that studies the process and results of the funded field efforts to answer the question in order to generate improvements and insights that can benefit both the people served by the grant recipients and the field as a whole. The public reports and other research products resulting from this work are the basis for the Foundation’s strategy of catalyzing broad impact by serving as a knowledge hub for credible, useful lessons to be disseminated to key audiences of practitioners, policymakers, and influencers.

Research at The Wallace Foundation

At the Foundation, research is fully integrated into all initiatives. Funded research projects include a wide range of approaches, including the synthesis of existing knowledge; landscape and big data studies; qualitative and ethnographic studies; implementation analysis; case studies; participatory research; outcomes studies; cost studies; market research; and policy analysis. In addition to the academic publications these studies may produce, they almost always generate research reports or products designed for use by practitioners and policymakers, in order to advance the Foundation’s goal of spreading useful, effective ideas and practices.

The majority of Wallace-funded studies in education leadership are related to:

  • Understanding conditions and developments in the field of education leadership.
  • Studying and understanding the work of program grantees (such as districts, schools, and communities) in multi-year initiatives.
  • Conducting exploratory studies that analyze conditions, generate knowledge, or build research tools that can advance future investments by the foundation.

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE RESEARCH OFFICER

The Research Officer for Education Leadership will bring deep research knowledge, expertise, and experience at the intersection of education leadership, equity, and research methods to the strategic discussions that shape Wallace’s initiatives. The Research Officer will work with the Research Director to identify gaps in the knowledge base, develop RFPs, manage the grantee selection and award process, and then manage funded studies.

The Research Officer for Education Leadership will play a crucial role in the following areas:

Strategy and Initiative Design

As a member of the educational leadership interdisciplinary team, s/he/they will:

·       Identify and synthesize existing evidence related to Wallace initiatives; develop and shape useful analyses of implementation and effects of Wallace initiative approaches; identify and analyze challenges and opportunities for an initiative to inform policy discussions; and ensure that evidence-based approaches are fully integrated into the strategy.

·       Work with the Director of Research to identify key knowledge gaps and research approaches that could most benefit practitioners and policymakers, and advance knowledge in the field.

·       Draft requests for proposals for research studies. Lead or co-lead the identification, review, and selection of researchers with appropriate scholarship and methodological expertise for the questions the awarded studies are intended to answer. Develop ways to keep the strategy team informed, synthesizing emerging results from funded research teams, and organizing research updates for the team, as useful.

Collaboration within Education Leadership Team

As an active contributor to the education leadership strategy team, the Research Officer will:

·       Demonstrate deep understanding of equity with respect to education leadership—issues, challenges, trends, leading researchers, and practices.

·       Stay current with the relevant research literature in order to provide substantive, research-based, input into the team conversations, write RFP language that references the literature to frame the problem and research questions, and know who the relevant scholars are to invite to respond to RFPs or to commission directly.

·       Fully understand and support emerging directions in the strategy and implementation teams in order to represent the research unit and the interdisciplinary team to external and internal parties.

·       Contribute to discussions about potential education leadership program and communication grantees and technical assistance providers.

·       Have a full command of current and past Wallace-funded research in education leadership to be able to explain it to others, and know its strengths and weaknesses, including where more research is needed.

·       Be proactive and responsive to current and emerging needs and interests surfacing in the education leadership strategy and implementation teams, and in the respective program and communication units; this includes alerting staff to existing research findings or efforts, and identifying proactive scans and evidence reviews that could be conducted to inform anticipated needs or discussions.

Grants Management

The Research Officer for Education Leadership fosters positive working relationships with research grantees and district or other grantees in order to: (1) support the research grantees in their work, as needed, (2) ensure and understand how the funded studies are aligned with the Foundation’s strategy and knowledge agenda, and (3) ensure timely updates and connections in ways that can advance both the research grantee work and the Foundation’s strategy team processes. The Research Officer manages all aspects of Education Leadership research grants, including contracts management; review and analysis of analytic memos, reports, and other research deliverables; and budget or timeline changes. Specifically, s/he/they will:

·       Coordinate commissioned researchers’ data collection with relevant program officers when it involves complicated interactions with site grantees, including the collection of complicated and sensitive data in public school systems and youth-serving organizations.

·       Develop relationships centered on clear communication, including open exchanges about problems and successes, in order to ensure mutual understanding about the scope of work and deliverables.

·       Monitor grant progress throughout the year through periodic calls, meetings, contributions to PLCs and review of reports, and share feedback with grantees.

·       Build researchers’ understanding of the initiative strategy and learning agenda, how the site grantees’ work connects to the knowledge agenda and local context.

·       Lead research briefings to share findings and lessons with ed leadership strategy team and the foundation staff more broadly.

Support Effective Dissemination of Lessons Learned

·       Identify the kinds of knowledge emerging from research grants that can support learning among grantees, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and field leaders, as well as the formats that would best support their intended use (e.g., policy briefs, infographics, design principles, data charts, etc.).

·       Conduct careful editorial reviews of draft research reports and knowledge products to ensure that they are accurate, credible, clear, and meet the Foundation’s quality standards.

·       Represent the Foundation-funded education leadership research and overall strategy at conferences, briefings, workshops and on webinars.

Develop the Research Unit’s Capacity

The research unit currently consists of three Research Officers, each assigned to a different content area, an Administrative Assistant, and a Director. Together, the unit shares relevant findings of interest to one another, troubleshoots methodological and process issues related to the design and management of research grants, and seeks to develop a coherent approach to issues that cut across the distinct focus areas, such as equity, research use, and research methods. As a part of the research unit, the Research Officer for Education Leadership specifically will:

·       Work collaboratively with colleagues to stay abreast of emerging research methods and strategies, for example, new forms of data visualization, research tools or protocols, or theory development.

·       Work collaboratively with colleagues to identify new ways the unit can contribute to the strategy and implementation teams’ work in timely and useful ways, including new processes or protocols for evidence reviews or proposal reviews, or identifying external researchers whose work aligns with the foundation’s directions.

·       Provide intellectual and management support to the director, by keeping him or her abreast of relevant research findings or developments in the field and possible implications for the work of the foundation.

·       Represent the broader research unit to others inside and outside of the foundation.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline;
  • Scholarly history of conducting research and publishing peer-reviewed papers in the context of education leadership and equity;
  • At least seven years’ experience designing and conducting education research (serving as a PI, co-PI, or project director);
  • Deep understanding of the research literature in education leadership, particularly with respect to the equity dimensions and implications of practices, policies, and systems change efforts;
  • Grasp of the education leadership field at large, current issues it is engaged with, and how research could be conducted and presented to advance practice;
  • Excellent writing skills, spanning academic and more public/practitioner related audiences;
  • Extensive professional networks with the education leadership research community;
  • Capacity to work productively in a collaborative team structure;
  • Experience working with or in district and school contexts, and/or working as a practitioner in a K-12 district or school context is desirable;
  • Experience managing the collection of quantitative and qualitative data, including sensitive data from children, while meeting the requirements of relevant laws and norms;
  • Demonstrated commitment to accountability and transparency;
  • Ability to synthesize and add value by connecting site lessons, research, and the broader system;
  • Excellent conceptual, analytic, and forward-thinking skills;
  • Exceptional project management skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Outstanding ability to connect, convey and receive complex ideas, and drive consensus and mutual understanding in writing, speaking, active listening, and synthesis.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary for this position is $160,000.

Benefits include:

  • Health, dental and vision for employee and covered dependents as of date of hire.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer contribution.
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and schedule of annual holidays.
  • Tuition reimbursement and professional development initiatives for growth.
  • Leaves of Absence providing employees time to manage personal or family responsibilities, recover from an illness or injury, or respond to civic duties.

How To Apply

TO APPLY

More information about The Wallace Foundation may be found at: https://www.wallacefoundation.org/.

This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Sarah Hecklau of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

The Wallace Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to maintaining a diverse workplace where differing perspectives are a source of strength.

New York, NY

Head of People and Culture, Foundation for a Just Society

The Organization

Foundation for a Just Society (FJS) envisions a world where all people are equally valued and lead self-determined lives. FJS advances the rights of women, girls, and LGBTQI people and promotes gender and racial justice by ensuring those most affected by injustice have the resources they need to cultivate the leadership and solutions that transform our world.

FJS makes grants to local, national, regional, and global organizations and networks with an emphasis on Francophone West Africa, Mesoamerica, South and Southeast Asia, and the US Southeast. FJS supports efforts that advance long-term, structural change and meet immediate needs that enable women, girls, and LGBTQI people most affected by injustice to be leaders, strategists, and agents of change.

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a new position that will report to the chief financial officer and be a close advisor and thought partner to FJS’s management team. The head of people and culture will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Human Resources (HR) function, supervising the HR generalist, and providing leadership and support to ensure that our internal practices and protocols reflect the values of the organization and center anti-racism, gender justice, and individual and collective care. The position will lead and/or support cross-organizational projects and initiatives which embed FJS’s values and mission into the workplace culture of the Foundation. The head of people and culture works collaboratively with all levels of the organization to develop and implement plans to attract, develop, and retain qualified and diverse staff members at all levels of the organization.

This is a part-time (24 hours/week) role with benefits, with possibility for growth up to a full-time role in the second half of 2022.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

●      Manage all human resources functions including supervision and coaching of HR generalist.

●      Assist the management team and staff in the development of current and long-term organizational cultural change goals and objectives, including the addition and adaptation of new and existing policies and procedures.

●      Lead or support HR, culture, and learning initiatives that reflect the organization’s mission, values, and strategic priorities, including through participation in organization-wide working groups (e.g., the culture committee). Initial projects include supporting ongoing processes around gender and racial equity and leading the comprehensive compensation review.

●      Provide HR advice and counsel to the management team including support with prioritizing potential initiatives and projects, and centering individual and collective care.

●      In collaboration with the HR generalist, evaluate all HR policies and practices, on an ongoing and as needed basis, to identify needs for enhancement, addition, and/or elimination to enhance and reinforce mission objectives, values, and strategic organizational priorities.

●      Manage and maintain all external HR-related partnerships. Ensure effectiveness and ongoing alignment with organizational objectives. Research and identify new vendors, coaches, and tailored and off-the-shelf trainings that can further support the organization’s HR and professional development needs.

●      In collaboration with the HR generalist, provide advice, guidance, coaching, and mentorship support to managers and employees as required to support effective employee relationships and performance management. This includes working with managers to identify and recommend programs and initiatives to support current and emerging professional development needs and leading professional development and learning programs for employees at all levels.

●      Advise management team on internal communications. Prepare documents, internal materials, and Board documents as required.

REQUIREMENTS

●      Demonstrated commitment to FJS’s vision, mission, and values.

●      Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, including at least five years leading the function.

●      Proven experience developing and implementing progressive policies and practices in diverse (and ideally, global) contexts.

●      Experience in the nonprofit sector or the for-profit sector (professional service firm). Foundation experience is an advantage.

●      Strong experience in the development of organizational culture initiatives.

●      Strong understanding of racial and gender justice and experience applying these equity practices to organizational development.

●      In-depth understanding of all aspects of human resources and organizational development including proven experience aligning and adapting best practices with wider organizational mission and strategic objectives.

●      Strong written and verbal communications skills including understanding of how to effectively present complex materials for different audiences.

●      Superior attention to detail and comfort working with complex data.

●      Team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively with sensitivity and respect for colleagues’ time, work styles, and needs. Experience working with global teams is an asset.

●      Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and take initiative to work through problems and issues in a collaborative, proactive, and creative manner.

●      Exceptional organizational and project management skills. Proactive and self-motivated, ability to multi-task and focus on practical solutions to achieve results.

●      Focused on own learning. Open to ideas of others and takes active steps to improve on and enhance own professional skills and remain knowledgeable about HR trends and best practices.

●      Bachelor’s degree required. Professional certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) preferred.

●      Comfortable with technology, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Docs, and HR systems and databases.

●      Eligibility to work in the United States.

COMPENSATION AND CULTURE

Salary Range (full time equivalent): $120,000 to $150,000 depending on experience.

FJS offers a benefits package that includes:

●      100% employer-paid medical insurance for all eligible employees and their spouses, domestic partners, and eligible dependents.

●      Paid vacation days, and closed Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.

●      401(k) retirement plan (with employer match).

●      Generous parental leave with full salary continuation.

●      Educational support benefits – tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, dependent tuition assistance.

●      Supplemental benefits for adoption, reproductive health, surrogacy, and transgender and intersex health.

FJS is committed to cultivating an organizational culture where everyone is able to bring their full, authentic selves to work. The foundation believes a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, education, or disability, are valued and respected.

How To Apply

APPLY HERE – Submit a concise cover letter explaining why this role would be a great fit for you and your resume in one PDF by May 6, 2021.

All applications must be received via the APPLY HERE link above. No phone inquiries please.

New York, NY

Development Manager (Temporarily remote - See COVID Notice), National Advocates for Pregnant Women

The Organization

National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) is a New York City-based 501c3 non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to protect the rights and human dignity of all people, focusing on pregnant and parenting women and those who are most likely to be targeted for state control and punishment, including low-income women, women of color, and drug-using women. NAPW works to ensure that women do not lose their constitutional and human rights as a result of pregnancy; that addiction and other health challenges they face during pregnancy are addressed as health issues, not as crimes; that families are not needlessly separated based on medical misinformation; and that pregnant and parenting women have access to a full range of reproductive health services, as well as non-punitive drug treatment services.

Our work encompasses litigation, litigation support, and legal advocacy; local and national organizing; and public policy development, public education, and outreach. Two principles guide all NAPW activities: (1) to build bridges and align agendas across diverse public health, social justice, and civil rights movements, and (2) to leverage and connect local organizing and activism with national advocacy and policy work.

Position Overview

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE FULL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: www.AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org

****COVID-19 NOTICE****

Due to the Pandemic, NAPW is at present a completely remote workforce. This position is normally in-office. If the successful candidate is hired while the staff is still remote, we will work with that candidate to ensure that they have the tools, equipment, and digital on-boarding to be successfully integrated into our remote work environment. All staff will transition to onsite when the office reopens.

Job Title:                          Development Manager (DvM)

JOB TYPE:                        Full-Time; Regular; Exempt; Confidential

JOB LOCATION:               New York City (Office-based position) **SEE COVID-19 NOTICE**

SALARY RANGE:               $75,000 – $85,000 annually, based on experience

BENEFITS INCLUDE:        Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance and AD&D; FSA; Commuter Benefits; 403(b) Retirement Plan with matching; Paid Time Off; Paid Parental Leave; Professional Development Assistance

Position Description

NAPW is seeking a Development Manager (DvM) to assist with existing fundraising efforts/strategies and to help develop, implement and manage a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the organization.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Executive Director, with close consultation with the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, the DvM will align development activities with NAPW’s strategic priorities. The DvM will also work closely with Legal, Finance, and Communications teams and will take part in Board and senior management team meetings as required.

The DvM will provide coordination and management for the planning, implementation and evaluation of NAPW’s fundraising and development strategies as established in the annual budget. The ideal DvM is a results-oriented individual with strong project management skills and a strong comfort with a hands-on approach to fund development. The DvM will develop strategies to maximize foundation opportunities, cultivate new and ongoing individual donors, and identify and coordinate fundraising opportunities, including annual fundraising events, in addition to other opportunities like lectures, webinars, and smaller gatherings.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

·       Developing fundraising strategies

·       Grant identification, writing, reporting, and tracking

·       Raising income and coordinating NAPW fundraising efforts and reporting

·       Managing donor relations

·       Be responsible for the fundraising budget.

Minimum qualifications include:

·       Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university;

·       5-7 years of direct and consistent fundraising and grant writing experience, with demonstrated a track record of success;

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills; proposal writing, public speaking, with strong interpersonal skills with an ability to connect with a range of stakeholders; Be a strong strategic thinker;

·       Financial acumen; superior organizational, time management, and project management skills, and an ability to multi-task;

·       Ability to step into an active role immediately; proven ability to make sound judgments on a day-to-day basis;

·       Ability to maintain a flexible schedule and travel as needed;

·       Excellent relationship builder; able to communicate with firmness and warmth, and to demonstrate a high level of tact, discretion, humility, and diplomacy with all internal and external stakeholders;

·       Demonstrated alignment with NAPW’s mission, values, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;

·       Solid experience using Mac OS platform and equipment (NAPW is an 100% Mac environment);

·       Advanced-level proficiency with solid, measurable experience in a variety of Mac OS computer software applications, social media platforms, and databases (REQUIRED: MS Office Suite, Gmail, Zoom, Google Docs, Social Media apps);

·       Advanced-level proficiency with solid, measurable experience (or trainability) in Mac OS platform Development/Donor management applications;

How To Apply

THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE HIRE

REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS (MUST INCLUDE ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW):

 1.      Cover Letter which must include all of the following elements:
        a) Your personal and professional motivation for seeking this position.

        b) A discussion of what makes you the ideal/best candidate for this position.

        c) Explain how your skill sets and experience best demonstrate your strategic approach.

        d) If relevant to you, the identities, perspectives, and experiences that you would bring to NAPW that are important to you and/or relevant to our work.

e) Indicate where you found this job announcement.

2.      Resumé

3.      Three (3) professional references

INSTRUCTIONS:   NO PHONE CALLS OR FAXES PLEASE.All submissions must be sent via email only to: NAPWjobs@AdvocatesForPregnantWomen.org with the subject line: NAPW Development Manager (April 2021)

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Strategy Officer, Participation, Lumina Foundation

The Organization

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

Lumina is working with partners to design a learning system that gives every person—regardless of race and ethnicity, income, or other socioeconomic factors—the opportunities that only education and training after high school can provide. To achieve our mission, we work with governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations to bring about widespread change. Our work relies on strategic communication, empowering leaders who can bring about change, policy outreach to state and federal officials, investments in proven and promising practices, and targeted efforts to measure and evaluate progress.

Lumina Foundation has a passionate and committed staff and is among the nation’s top private foundations, with an endowment in excess of $1.2 billion.

Position Overview

Purpose

The Strategy Officer for Participation works with the director to implement Lumina’s strategy, approach, and portfolio of grants and contracts designed to increase enrollment and re-enrollment in AA degree and short-term credential programs. The strategy officer should have practical expertise in effective approaches to identifying, informing, engaging, and enrolling students in high-quality programs, well designed to promote credential attainment.  The officer should also have insight into innovative marketing strategies, behavioral barriers to enrollment, and best practices in student advising and navigation.  In addition, the officer should be conversant with an array of strategies and reforms that address equity, quality, scale, and innovation to dramatically increase the enrollment, persistence, and completion of postsecondary credentials, particularly for learners of color and adults.

This position works in a collaborative and integrated manner within the Learning and Work division as well as across all other areas of the foundation to ensure that the goals of Lumina’s Strategic Plan are realized, and to assist the nation in making significant improvements in credential attainment.

The Responsibilites

• Commitment to Equity: Strategy Officers advance Lumina’s commitment to ending  systemic racism and barriers to learning beyond high school for Black, Latino and Native American individuals.  Officers will further Learning and Works’ specific practices that promote racial and ethnic diversity in hiring, contracting, grantmaking, inclusive decision making, and achieving fair and just outcomes arising from the department’s exercise of its duties and responsibilities and effectively communicate Lumina’s commitment to internal and external partners

• Strategy Conceptualization & Leadership: Manage an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts through the lifecycle, proactively addressing questions and concerns, and communicating with director on ways to support, enhance, or pivot in strategy execution

• Strategy Analysis and Synthesis: Analyze and synthesize information across a variety of sources, and then make recommendations to the Strategy Director and executive team member about the design, development, and piloting of new initiatives; partner on integrated strategy approaches that aim to scale promising practices.   Likewise, Strategy Officers need to have the critical thinking skills necessary to extract key lessons from past or current work, and to use those learnings to both shape and inform future work. Finally, Strategy Officers must be strong writers who can both review and revise incoming material, as well as convey their thoughts and Lumina’s key messages in a clear and articulate manner.

• Portfolio Design and Management: Responsible for leveraging existing relationships with trusted colleagues and cultivating new partnerships to develop a portfolio of grants and contracts related to the assigned strand of work.  The portfolio must either directly lead to an increased number of enrollments or facilitate a change in conditions that will likely lead to the increased enrollment and re-enrollment in AA degree and/or short term credential programs.  The Strategy Officer must constantly stay abreast of key issues and players in the field in order to assess how the portfolio can be enhanced.

• Integration and Collaboration: Collaborate in an intentional and forward-thinking way with colleagues across the organization to maximize the impact of the Foundation’s resources. Examples include working closely with Strategic Impact to develop metrics and targets to ensure grants and contracts are designed to produce results, with Stakeholder Engagement so that convenings are used as a key tool to advance strategic priorities, and with Impact Ventures to explore alternative ways of supporting mission-aligned efforts. Importantly, the Strategy Officer will deeply engage his or her supervisor consistently for feedback, guidance, and alignment.

Education/Experience

• Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• At least five (5) years of experience working with postsecondary providers to improve outcomes for Today’s Students. Applicants with backgrounds in higher education, healthcare, workforce development, education sales or some other mix of relevant skills and experience.

Skills, Competencies and Characteristics

• Ability to learn quickly and connect learning to ongoing conversations related to the assigned body of work.

• Ability to demonstrate how best to use the Foundation’s resources to ensure the policies and practices envisioned in the current Strategic Plan are aligned with Lumina’s principles of learning and credentialing.

• Ability to make decisions in concert with others without complete information and to thrive in an outcomes-oriented, continuously evolving work environment in which thinking beyond the curve is encouraged.

• Project management skills with demonstrated ability to execute and follow through to achieve intended results, by following through on commitments, prioritizing work, and managing time and resources well.

• Experience building and managing diverse networks that support efforts to produce systemic change.

• Excellent verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate accurately, effectively, and in ways appropriate to different audiences.

• Strong writer, with the ability to review, revise and synthesize a variety of information and help connect the Foundation’s work to broader discussions within the higher education landscape.

• Ability to manage internal and external constituents, projects, and budgets.

• Analytical, problem-solving, and research abilities and an ability to coordinate with researchers and program evaluators.

• Capable of applying adaptive problem-solving skills in response to unforeseen challenges and new assignments.

• Ability to prioritize a wide range of duties and responsibilities, organize tasks, and remain flexible to changing and multiple requests.

• Ability to work collegially and diplomatically across the organization and audience groups, with an ability to resolve any conflicts.

• Exercise sound judgment in handling sensitive or confidential information.

• Ability to use technology effectively, including databases, spreadsheets, Microsoft Office 365 products such as Outlook and Word, Salesforce, WebEx and Yammer.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

•Work is performed in an office environment, mostly sedentary.

•Visual and auditory acuity for extensive use of various forms of technology.

•Currently Lumina staff are not traveling. When travel resumes- this position travels 10-20%, including overnight stays.

This Position Summary is only a summary of the typical job functions, not an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, and may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

How To Apply

Applicants should send to the e-mail address below:
•a letter of interest, and
•a resume as an attachment outlining experience relevant to the position.

Amber Shelton
Human Resources Manager
lfecareers@luminafoundation.org

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