Bellevue, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC or Detroit, MI

Director, Racial Equity, Ballmer Group

The Organization

Since 2015, Ballmer Group (BG) has supported efforts to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty. Ultimately, we envision a country where every child, regardless of background and circumstance, has an equal chance to achieve the American Dream – the promise of moving up from one generation  to the next through effort and talent. Our work must tackle the systemic racism and inequities that have made the American Dream historically inaccessible to many.

Our co-founders – philanthropist Connie Ballmer and her husband Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, and chairman of the LA Clippers – are committed to impacting economic mobility and encourage innovative thinking to move the needle and drive systems and policy change. BG focuses on multiple intersectional issues such as early learning; K-12 education; youth development; college and career pathways; housing; health; and criminal justice. We are both a national and regional funder – we have a presence and invest deeply in Washington state, southeast Michigan, and Los Angeles County.

We acknowledge that systemic racism makes it harder for people of color to move up the economic ladder and we seek to address barriers to racial equity in all we do. This means we do work to support communities of color, as we continue to learn more about what it takes to deeply and authentically engage in a practice of racial equity.

For more information about BG Philanthropy, please visit:

Position Overview

BG seeks a bold, visionary leader to serve as its first Director, Racial Equity. The goal of our racial equity work is to eliminate the obstacles to economic mobility caused by systemic racism, racial bias, and discrimination. As a key member of BG’s national team, the director will lead national racial equity grantmaking and related efforts to address racial inequalities that limit economic mobility, with an explicit prioritization of Black families and children. The director will develop the vision, design the grantmaking strategy, and advance national racial equity program, policy, and systems change work. This leader will: 1) execute and manage national grants that advance BG’s racial equity strategy; 2) use the tools of philanthropy to drive equitable improvements in the economic mobility of children and families; and 3) serve as an internal thought partner with BG colleagues.

Supporting scalable innovations at the intersections of economic mobility and racial equity is the focus of this role. The director will be expected to demonstrate deep knowledge and direct experience working across the spectrum of issues at this overlap. Strong candidates will be excited to work collaboratively as part of an entrepreneurial, multidisciplinary team and with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. The position reports to the Executive Director, National Impact and is based out of BG’s locations.

Key Priorities and Responsibilities 

Strategic Oversight and Thought Leadership:

·        Create, implement, and manage BG’s racial equity strategy, including setting long-term and annual goals for the organization’s national investments aimed toward removing racial barriers to economic mobility.

·        Maximize the tools of philanthropy to tackle structural and systemic racism issues related to expanding pathways to economic mobility. Develop funding strategies that explicitly address the impacts of racially inequitable policies, practices, systems, and markets and complement efforts of other sectors including government and corporate.

·        Remain grounded in emerging racial equity trends, opportunities, and issues affecting economic mobility and develop a point of view on the most leveraged strategies for philanthropy and BG.

·        Work with the Executive Director, National Impact to explore opportunities and develop potential strategies for adjacent issues and help build skills across the team to infuse racial equity strategies throughout our grantmaking, beyond the racial equity portfolio. Collaborate with colleagues on the implementation of those strategies.


·       Manage BG’s active portfolio of national racial equity grants and build a broader suite of grants specifically designed to tackle racial inequities in the systems that provide pathways to economic mobility.

·        Develop and leverage relationships among peer philanthropic organizations, the business community, the public sector, elected officials, advocates, activists, practitioners, and other relevant stakeholders to identify and pursue innovative trends, new grantmaking opportunities, and strategic partnerships.

·        Establish and maintain relationships with grantees to learn from and elevate their work and to advance BG’s racial equity investments.

·        Lead potential racial equity grantees through the grant review and approval process, including           developing detailed recommendations for BG leadership.

Engage with BG Regions:

·        Share knowledge across BG Philanthropy on national racial equity priorities and work with colleagues in the regions to learn about and help advance regionally defined racial equity priorities.

·        Collaborate with BG’s Executive Directors and staff in BG’s regional offices to exchange ideas and insights that increase the impact of both regional and national racial equity grantmaking strategies.

·        Develop strong relationships internally with peer departments (e.g., the Advocacy & Communications and Data & Technology teams) to leverage and maximize impact.



The ideal candidate will:

·        Be a bold and imaginative leader with acumen for executing big ideas; engaging stakeholders from public and business sectors; and effectively collaborating with peers.

·        Possess a deep network in the racial equity ecosystem and substantial knowledge of pertinent public policy, systems change, and private industry trends across the country.

·        Have a sophisticated understanding of historical and contemporary racial justice issues, programs, policies, and structures.

·        Be an accomplished leader with a track record of creating measurable impact on economic mobility and racial equity.

Additional qualifications include:

·        At least 8 years of professional experience working in racial equity or a directly related field.

·        Possess either an advanced degree in the field of business, law, economics, social work, or a related field (preferred) or experience in excess of the minimum.

·        Dedication to supporting and driving BG’s mission with some familiarity with the racial equity issues at play in one or more of BG’s three focus regions.

·        Strong written communication skills, including the ability to simplify and communicate clear takeaways and insights to an executive-level audience.

·        Excellent verbal communicator with strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence when engaging one-on-one. Skilled at synthesizing and translating complex information for diverse audiences.

·        Skilled at discussing and analyzing strategies and approaches with internal and external stakeholders.

·        Solid quantitative and analytical skills with experience assessing budgets and organizational finances.

·        Ability to build trust, rapport, and effectively function as part of a team with internal and external stakeholders.

·        A strong sense of humility and integrity with a curious mind and a sense of humor.

·        Willingness to travel to BG’s three focus regions and other U.S. cities as needed (work is remote and travel is minimal at this time but travel to the regions would typically represent roughly 15% of the position’s time) and, once offices are safely reopened, to work in a hybrid model with 2-3 days in the office a week.

How To Apply

Ballmer Group is partnering with Black- and women-owned strategic management consulting and executive search firm Walker and Associates Consulting for this search. To apply, email a single PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to on or before 5:00 p.m. PT on November 17, 2021. Use the subject line: Director, Racial Equity. Resume review begins immediately.

Ballmer Group is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued. Individuals seeking employment at Ballmer Group are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Durham, NC


The Organization

This position supports the Associate Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Stewardship at the Alumni Engagement and Development office in all manner of miscellaneous office functions, with a particular emphasis on calendaring and administrative support for the Marketing, Communications and Stewardship team. This position is responsible for tracking the budget for the marketing and communications team, which includes processing invoices, creating purchase orders, and clearing corporate card charges and other expenses. This position requires the ability to apply knowledge and skills to resolve diverse and complex non-routine administrative problems independently and with others as required, while exercising discretion in handling confidential, sensitive and timely information. This position has no direct reports.

Position Overview

Work Performed

Develop budget projections and recommendations by considering anticipated and past expenditures, and advise the Associate Vice President on budgetary standing and issues. Reconcile budget and verify expenditures monthly with AVP and Directors. Develop and main budget tracker to monitor every expense at the project lever, updating quarterly. (20%)

Prepare and manage vendor contracts in accordance with university procedures and in collaboration with project leads. Ensure timely processing and payment of vendors in compliance with university procedures. Collect, record, and prepare expense reports in Concur for the MCS team. (15%)

Maintain and organize departmental files including publications inventory, electronic project files, print samples, vendor contracts and financial records. (10%)

Oversee Alumni Engagement and Development collateral materials to identify and replace outdated content. (10%)

Schedule and coordinate arrangements for supervisor’s very complex calendar, establishing appointments and meetings for supervisor; attend meetings to take minutes, provide information and serve as a resource person; interview callers; answer questions concerning departmental or divisional activities and transmit instructions and/or information to and from staff members. (20%)

Provide administrative support to the Associate Vice President. Help schedule and plan for staff meetings, retreats and other team activities. Duties include scheduling and coordinating the preparation of presentations and materials, taking and posting minutes and meeting follow-up. (20%)

Lead other special projects on an ad hoc basis that will be of a complex and confidential nature. (5%)

Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Attention to detail.
  • Task Management.
  • Curiosity and Information Seeking
  • Creative Problem Solving.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires a broad knowledge of clerical and accounting principles and practices normally acquired through two years of post-secondary education in secretarial science or a related business field.


Work generally requires four years of related secretarial/clerical experience to acquire skills necessaryto administer complex office functions related to office management, communications, and budgetary/accounting activities.  OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

How To Apply

Interested applicants can send their cover letter and resumes to 

Miami, FL

Director/Journalism, Revenue and Business Sustainability Focus, Knight Foundation

The Organization

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

Our approach is inclusive and non-partisan; we value freedoms of speech and the press, and we often embrace new and innovative technology to achieve our goals. The qualities we look for are openness to new ideas; courage to push for change; and the expertise and tenacity to achieve the desired results. Tell us what excites you about this opportunity and why you are right for it.

Position Overview

Knight Foundation is seeking a business-focused and impact-oriented leader to oversee investments, partnerships and a network of people and projects designed to improve the long-term sustainability of local news. As the director, you will use your knowledge of the business of journalism to recognize, research and support emerging revenue trends such as membership, subscriptions or events.. You will be responsible for developing and leading ground-breaking initiatives that successfully combat the business challenges faced by local news, which threaten to create news deserts by the thousands.

The position is based in Miami and you will report to the vice president of journalism.

Key responsibilities:

• Developing an active network of diverse business-model experts who have expertise at different-sized organizations and with different revenue models who will support the foundation’s mission to drive journalism sustainability and innovation.

• Sourcing, developing and managing a multimillion-dollar portfolio of innovative projects for Knight Foundation to fund.

• Evangelizing emerging and existing business models that can be replicated to make news more sustainable.

• Partnering with Knight Foundation’s learning and impact team to measure the impact of initiatives, inform strategy and improve results.

• Representing Knight Foundation at local and national forums.

• Providing business expertise to help evaluate grant requests across the entire Journalism portfolio.

Things we look for in a successful candidate:

• Insightful and innovative leader who possesses strong business acumen and a risk-taking mindset.

• Experience directly managing a P&L, preferably – but not necessarily – in media, and especially at a company that underwent substantial business model changes during that tenure.

• A proven track record of running a sustainable business that features multiple revenue streams.

• Skill at building relationships and influencing stakeholders and the broader journalism business community.

• Understanding of journalism – preferably with experience inside news organizations.

How To Apply

Send your resume to: 
For more on Knight Foundation, visit
Knight Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Seattle, WA

Director of Strategic Communications and Public Engagement, Raikes Foundation

The Organization

Coming together in the early 1980s, Tricia and Jeff’s story begins at Microsoft, where they met. Following his career at Microsoft, Jeff served as President and CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Chair of the Board of Stanford University. Recognized by the Obama Administration for her work on youth homelessness, Tricia’s passion for inspiring change through relationships and storytelling fuels her engagement with young people and experts in communities to advance equity. Tricia and Jeff are committed to sharing their learning and personal reflections on racial equity to support their peers in the shared work of creating more equitable communities.

Position Overview

The ideal candidate will be a values-aligned, strategic, and sophisticated strategic communications professional with experience building strategy and managing communications infrastructure to execute the same. In addition, the ideal candidate would also bring deep writing and messaging experience, as well as experience working in direct partnership with individuals to build brand, consistency of voice, and influence. S/he/they will be agile and adaptable to shifting circumstances as well as action and results in their work. S/he/they will have a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain trust across a variety of stakeholders in the effective design and execution of communications strategies that utilize a range of media tools, public engagement, and partnerships at the regional and national level. S/he/they will bring critical consciousness, an understanding of the history of systemic racism in America, and a commitment in their work to creating a more equitable future for all.

This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic executive team supporting the Raikes in their philanthropy, civic leadership, and business and political engagement.

How To Apply

More about the Raikes Foundation may be found at:

This search is being supported by Katherine Jacobs and Britni Russell Bianchi 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 website.

The Raikes Foundation’s ability to achieve its mission is enhanced by a diverse team, an inclusive culture and programmatic strategies that apply an equity lens. The foundation seeks candidates who possess the knowledge, skills, and lived experience that contribute to the diversity of our team and share a commitment to equity.

Illinois (Location Flexible)

Founding Director, Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative

The Organization

Grand Victoria Foundation, Julian Grace Foundation, Steans Family Foundation and Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy and others have partnered to create a statewide Black-led and Black-focused advocacy organization called the Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative.  Following two years of outreach and analysis, the IBAI Steering Committee is ready to hire a Founding Director to lead the development of the organization and to facilitate the creation of a common agenda.

Rooted in the brutality and economics of chattel slavery, centuries of historic racism have caused loss of life and dignity for Black communities and have established widespread exclusionary policies and systems throughout the United States.  Racism against black bodies has created loss of life, disproportionate incidence of disease and an endless array of disparities to this day. In 2021, the Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative was founded due to the current heightened sense of urgency to create and advance a statewide Black Advocacy agenda in Illinois. Although catalyzed by the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black lives, the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Chicagoan Laquan McDonald and others have driven momentum. This Initiative acknowledges and builds upon a long pre-existing desire and early efforts to launch a unified agenda.

Position Overview

The Founding Director will have the opportunity to build the Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative from the ground-up, organizing and gaining buy-in and engagement, building its management and financial capacity, driving change, and ultimately establishing a plan of collective advocacy and policy solutions for the needs of Black communities throughout Illinois. The IBAI presents the opportunity to center the Black experience, voice, and analysis in designing and implementing solutions that are laser-focused on repairing the harms of structural and systemic racism over generations.

The successful candidate must be aware and informed of the history of the Black Struggle and the history of both intentional and institutionalized racism.  Candidates must exhibit a clear understanding, ability, and passion for the organizational development required to weave and operationalize a vision for change on behalf of Black communities throughout the state of Illinois. A strong commitment to collaboration across disciplines as well as evidence of leading successful partnerships with a variety of stakeholders is expected. The position will require clear analysis of structures and systemic barriers that sustain the status quo and alternative strategies to build economically, politically, vibrant, and sustainable Black communities. Excellent demonstrable and compelling communication skills will be central to this position. Although previous CEO experience is not required, the successful candidate will present a track record of leadership that has resulted in strong processes and a high functioning organization.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader and strategist who has worked in the field of social justice, especially in the Black community.  This leader will build momentum for relevant, critical, and provocative dialogue across sectors that builds collaboration and meets the urgent need to develop a Black-centered, intersectional approach to advocacy and power building in Illinois. The Founding Director will be afforded the unique opportunity to work in partnership with leaders in policy advocacy, movement building, constituency and community building, research, philanthropy, and other disciplines required to launch a new statewide entity.

The salary for this position is budgeted at $150,000. The Illinois Black Advocacy Initiative will offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to paid holidays, vacation and health leave, group health and disability insurance.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

New York, NY or Minnesota

Temporary Program Associate, Jerome Foundation

The Organization

Named for filmmaker/composer/painter Jerome Hill, the Jerome Foundation funds artists in all disciplines at early points in their careers and organizations who nurture, develop and/or produce, exhibit or publish such artists. Funding is limited to artists and organizations in Minnesota (where Jerome Hill was born) and New York City (where he spent much of his professional creative life).

The Foundation consciously embraces three core values which we strive to model in our practices as grantmakers and to support in our grantees. These are:

  • Diversity: We consciously embrace diversity in the broadest sense. We supports a diverse range of artists and organizations, including but not limited to those of diverse cultures, races, sexual identities, genders, generations, aesthetics, points of view, physical abilities and organizational missions. We support a diverse range of artistic disciplines and forms created in a variety of contexts and for different audiences.
  • Innovation and Risk: We applaud unconventional approaches to solving problems and support both artists and organizations that challenge and engage the traditional aesthetic and/or social dimensions of their respective disciplines.
  • Humility: We work for artists (rather than the reverse) and believe that artists and organizations are the best authorities to define their needs and challenges—an essential humility reflective of Jerome Hill, our founder. The artists and arts organizations we support embrace their roles as part of a larger community of artists and ctizens, and consciously work with a sense of purpose, whether aesethetic, social or both.

The Foundation currently has a full time staff of 3, including a President, a Program Director and a Grants and Program Administrator. Additional part time staff include an accountant and a Controller.

The Foundation awards approximately $4 million in grants each year. In 2020, the Board of Directors agreed to increase this grants budget by an additional $8M over four years.

For more information about the Foundation, to see its Annual Report for the most recent fiscal year, and to learn more about its programs, Staff, Board and Members, please visit our website at

Position Overview

The Jerome Foundation is seeking two part-time, temporary Program Associates (one based in Minnesota and one in New York City) to begin January 2022 and go through November 2022.

The Program Associate will primarily be a point of contact between grantees, applicants, potential applicants, and the Foundation, including coordinating and participating in Foundation-organized community meetings and webinars, assisting in coordinating the panel process, reviewing application eligibility, and preparing written materials for the Board of Directors. This will account for approximately 70% of the position’s time.

Additionally, Program Associates will be expected to attend select performances and exhibitions offered by early career artists, conducting site visits at arts organizations, and attending Foundation meetings as well as select community/philanthropic community events as assigned. This will account for approximately 30% of the position’s time.

The ideal candidate will have first-hand prior knowledge of one or more arts disciplines through at least two years as an artist, employee, Board member, consultant for a professional or community arts organization(s) dealing with the work of living artists, or candidate for a post-graduate arts degree. The candidate will also have significant connection with the Minnesota and/or New York City arts community. Recognizing the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to racial equity and diversity, the ideal candidate will have significant connection to and understanding of diverse racial communities in the appropriate geographic region, as well as deep respect and commitment to diverse communities defined by gender, sexual orientation and identity, physical ability and cultural heritage.

This position requires strong writing skills, confidence and experience in public speaking and making public presentations, an eye for precision and detail, administrative skills and active listening experience.

How To Apply

This will be an 11-month position with approximately 20 hours per week, starting January 2022. The Program Associate position may work a flexible schedule. This position is remote, though anyone based in the Twin Cities will have the option of having office space at the Jerome Foundation’s location in St. Paul. Employees are currently working remotely.

The position pays $37 per hour.

Full details (and a link to apply) are available on our website:
New York City:

Ann Arbor, MI

President & CEO, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

The Organization

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation enriches the quality of life in Washtenaw County through its knowledgeable leadership, engaged grantmaking, and creative partnerships with donors to make philanthropic investments and build endowment.

Position Overview

In partnership with the Board of Directors, the President & CEO is an ambassador and advocate for AAACF’s mission. The President & CEO is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission through relevant initiatives, strategic planning and philanthropy, as well as for meeting financial objectives and oversight of the operations of the organization.

The President & CEO is a thought leader who can guide the organization through continued change and growth to new heights. As the “face” of the organization, is an active member of the community and works directly with partner organizations.

Key Responsibilities

Impact: Strategy and Execution:

  • Provides transformational leadership in developing strategic plans and vision in conjunction with the Board of Directors and staff, and ensures successful execution of plans and priorities
  • Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in community foundations and donor preferences/requirements to ensure that mission, vision and strategy embrace creative and leading-edge approaches and practices
  • Successfully collaborates with board and staff in execution of vision and strategies

Resource Development/Philanthropy and Community Partnerships:

  • Advances AAACF’s mission through establishing and nurturing relationships with partners and key community stakeholders
  • Prioritizing permanent community capital as a strategic focus
  • Maintains active membership and participation in the community
  • Maintains and enhances philanthropy initiatives’ success in partnership with the Vice President for Philanthropy and AAACF Board of Directors
  • Actively engages with a prioritized personal portfolio of potential donors, with annual goals/progress for all activities
  • Strategically diversifies the funding base to maintain and enhance organizational sustainability
  • Ensures identification and execution of successful approaches to grant applications and deliverables
  • Demonstrates exceptional ongoing relationship management with donors, stakeholders and key community partners

Team Relations/Supervision:

  • Establishes trust and rapport with the team through authentic relationships
  • Instills recognition systems for staff and adopts regular venues for listening and responding to staff ideas and needs
  • Leads a high-performing, mission-driven team; responsible for the recruitment, coaching, and performance management of all team members
  • Creates clarity of accountabilities by ensuring responsibilities are clearly documented, regular evaluations are held, and sound personnel management practices are in place
  • Maintains a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of peak-performing professionals

Internal and External Communications:

  • Represents the organization in various community forums and funding agencies to advocate for AAACF’s mission
  • Communicates with the board to ensure trustees are fully informed on all activities and matters of importance to AAACF’s mission
  • Reports metrics against goals, with input from board members and committees; alerts board members to concerns about financial and other impacts
  • Oversees the dissemination of information regarding AAACF activities to increase community awareness of the mission and goals of the organization
  • Establishes sound working relationships with outside entities
  • Crafts or contributes to relevant collateral and communication vehicles (Annual Report, website, social media)

Finance and Business Plans:

  • Oversees development and maintenance of sound financial practices, including oversight of annual financial audit
  • Partners with staff and board in preparing a budget; ensures that the organization operates within budget guidelines and follows proper accounting practices
  • Develops and maintains an operating budget that supports the ability to maintain or lower administrative fees charged to funds, and increase the amount available for grantmaking
  • Ensures operational excellence through appropriate use of technology and consistent practices

How To Apply

Additional information and application information can be found on the following website:

New York City preferred / Hybrid Working Arrangement allowed

Senior Associate, Human Resources, Recruitment & Talent, Blue Meridian Partners

The Organization

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

We know solutions exist, but even the most promising strategies cannot reach far enough, fast enough without significant, long-term investment. We bring an innovative, investor mindset backed by a decades-long track record to the pursuit of upward economic mobility for individuals and communities. Core to our mission is addressing systemic inequities and the injustices they create. By pooling resources, our Partners can unlock substantial philanthropic capital and invest effectively and efficiently.

Anchored by our carefully tested, performance-based investing approach, Blue Meridian makes strategic, long-term investments across multiple portfolios aimed at boosting economic mobility from cradle to career. We support both nationwide and place-based strategies in order to amplify impact across the country as well as within specific communities. We identify visionary social sector leaders who address key drivers of poverty – including youth unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, and engagement with the criminal justice system – and invest the flexible, upfront capital they need to dream bigger and exponentially expand their reach, influence, and impact.

We are constantly learning, exploring, and seeking out new collaborations in relentless pursuit of creating lasting impact at scale that can change the life trajectories of millions of young people and families in America. Blue Meridian is staffed by an experienced team of results-focused leaders and we welcome other mission-driven champions to join us.

Position Profile

Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Administration Officer (CAO) and hiring managers, the Senior Associate will develop recruiting strategies that attract high quality, diverse talent.  The Senior Associate will work with other colleagues across the organization to develop and organize effective onboarding for new hires.  The Senior Associate will contribute to other talent initiatives including those related to Blue Meridian’s racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI) plan.

Position Type



New York City preferred / Hybrid Working Arrangement allowed

Primary Responsibilities[1]

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

  • Manage the recruitment life cycle:
  • Develop a recruiting strategy to attract high quality, diverse candidates
  • Develop a hiring plan for each hire
  • Source targeted outlets relevant to the role, including job sites, schools and networking channels to ensure a diverse slate of candidates for each position
  • Develop and maintain recruiting process steps, interview guides, and other materials
  • Review resumes and participate in initial phone screens
  • Manage all interview logistics, including scheduling, follow-ups and communication with candidates and relevant staff, reference checking
  • Help organize and conduct onboarding, including process enhancements
  • Maintain data in recruiting/onboarding system, run reports
  • Help identify and manage opportunities for Blue Meridian to build its profile and brand particularly amongst diverse groups (e.g. conferences, networking events)
  • Contribute to and participate in other talent related initiatives including but not limited to REDI, learning and development, employee engagement, and talent reviews.
  • Participate in working groups and culture building initiatives as needed (e.g. REDI working group, presenting new hires at all staff Talks).


  • An undergraduate degree and at least seven years of professional/advanced academic experience in human resources, or at least ten year’s professional experience, with a focus on management of recruitment and talent management with a focus on racial equity.
  • Sound judgment, ability to use discretion, keep matters confidential, listen well, and be objective.
  • Strong project management skills, ability to adapt to the changing needs of a fast-paced organization while remaining focused on a project’s goals and deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • A hands-on performer with a high energy level, collaborative working style, and the aptitude for self-motivated team and independent work.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional and genial demeanor, and the ability to work with people with different backgrounds and experiences
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Strong computer skills, with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint, and the ability to master new software quickly; experience with an HRIS/HCMS is required.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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

[1]Note: This description is a guide to the primary duties and functions of the job, not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, qualifications, physical demands and working conditions.  Position descriptions are reviewed and may be revised to meet the changing needs of Blue Meridian Partners at the sole discretion of management.

How To Apply

For consideration, please submit a thoughtful cover letter discussing what attracts you specifically to Blue Meridian’s mission and resume detailing your relevant experiences.

For consideration, please submit a thoughtful cover letter discussing what attracts you specifically to Blue Meridian’s mission and resume detailing your relevant experiences.

For consideration, please submit a thoughtful cover letter discussing what attracts you specifically to Blue Meridian’s mission and resume detailing your relevant experiences.

Flexible, with a preference for candidates living in or willing to relocate to New York City

Executive Director, Perception Institute

The Organization

Perception Institute (“the Institute”) works towards a world in which people feel a sense of belonging, respect, and dignity. Through a consortium of researchers, advocates, and strategists who translate cutting-edge mind science research on race, gender, ethnic, and other identities into solutions that reduce bias and discrimination, the organization seeks to address systemic inequities by understanding how individual, interpersonal, and institutional dynamics undermine equity and fairness. The Institute works with institutional stakeholders who bring a strong commitment to change, value innovation, and can help test solutions and bring them to scale.

Position Overview

The Institute seeks a grounded, versatile, and dynamic Executive Director who possesses a deep level of emotional intelligence to lead an organization that exists in service of promoting belonging, equity, and dignity. The successful Executive Director will take the Institute’s impact to exciting new heights by calling on a background of leadership and management experience, well-honed fundraising and partnership development skills, success in communicating with varied audiences, experience with and knowledge of scaling organizations, and experience with culture growth and change.

How To Apply

Perception Institute has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Minneapolis, MN

Director of Human Resources, Walker Art Center

The Organization

The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art. Walker programs examine the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities.

One of the most celebrated art museums in the country, the Walker Art Center is known for its innovative presentations and acclaimed collections of contemporary art across the spectrum of the visual, performing, and media arts. Over the course of more than 100 years, the Walker has evolved from a privately held collection into an internationally recognized institution and civic resource.
The Walker Art Center is committed to taking a proactive role in improving and promoting inclusion in our workplace and into all our work practices:

  • to seize opportunities to ensure our current methods and actions reflect our commitment to cultivating a more diverse and inclusive workplace
  • to provide an inclusive visitor experience for diverse audiences
  • to provide programming that engages with and is relevant to our diverse community

Position Overview

This Director of Human Resources is an innovative, strategic and hands-on position. This leader is responsible for the tactical management, oversight and alignment of talent management, total rewards, compliance, culture building, payroll and risk management, in support of the Walker’s mission and priorities. The HR Director partners with key stakeholders across the organization, to effectively design, develop and implement strategies, programs, systems, and tools to ensure the organization has the talent and operational capability it needs to execute its strategy and work plans.
This director oversees all human resource activities and initiatives to ensure a continued dedicated emphasis on our people and our culture; serves as thought leader on organizational culture matters; leads efforts for operational process improvements and performance enhancements to ensure a strongly aligned, sustainable, employee-centric operation. Board committee interfacing with this role includes the Talent and Compensation Committee.

Stewards the full range of HR-related functions for the Walker, including recruitment and staffing, organizational design, talent management, access, equity and inclusion initiatives, compensation, health and retirement benefits, management and leadership development, and succession planning. The Director of Human resources will frame and interpret the “cultural big picture” with senior leadership, guiding the HR team and their efforts relative to employee engagement and performance to achieve desired results and support the Walker’s strategic and mission objectives.

How to apply: The Walker Art Center is partnering with kp companies in this search. Applications can be submitted ONLINE HERE or if preferred, resumes and cover letters can be emailed to Please include Walker – HR Director in the subject line.

The Walker Art Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations, and communities to apply.

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