Minneapolis, MN

Meeting, Event, and Administrative Assistant, The McKnight Foundation

The Organization

Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Minnesota based family foundation has assets of approximately $2 billion and granted about $86 million in 2013. McKnight concentrates resources in the arts; early literacy; the environment; the region and communities; neuroscience and crop research; and select efforts in Southeast Asia and East Africa. McKnight subscribes to the Minnesota Council on Foundations’ “Principles for Minnesota Grantmakers.”

Position Overview

This Meeting, Event, and Administrative Assistant provides coordination and support for meetings and events at the Foundation, and provides administrative support to the VP of Administration.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance with the planning and support of guest meetings and events at the Foundation.
  • Provide administrative support to the VP of Administration.
  • Provide administrative support to the broader Foundation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a variety of people and groups.
  • Skills in problem solving and analysis.
  • Ability to handle heavy workload, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage highly detailed work with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to handle confidential information responsibly.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which includes up to four evening meetings or events per month.
  • Proficiency with meeting room technology, including projectors, microphones, teleconferencing and videoconferencing equipment, and Crestron or other audiovisual control systems.
  • Knowledge of catering and other vendors to make selections aligned with the Foundation’s mission and values is preferred.

Required Education and Experience:

In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities requirements, the qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years related full time professional work experience in a foundation, nonprofit, or meetings and events industry or a combination of equivalent experience and training.

How To Apply

Apply via The McKnight Foundation website

https://www.mcknight.org/newsroom/news-releases/position-announcement-meeting-event-and-administrative-assistant

Applications accepted through February 10, 2015

San Francisco, CA

Blue Greenway Director, San Francisco Parks Alliance

The Organization

ABOUT San Francisco Parks Alliance (SFPA):

San Francisco’s parks and green open spaces are deserving of a world-class, independent nonprofit organization that holds the vision for our parks, aligns community needs and civic engagement with accountable City government, and supports park improvements through philanthropic investments.

The mission of SFPA is to inspire and promote civic engagement and philanthropy to protect, sustain, and enrich San Francisco parks, recreation, and green open spaces.  SFPA is dedicated to fulfilling a vision that acknowledges and supports the critical environmental functions parks serve while striving to ensure that they are accessible, beautiful, safe, clean, fun, and managed in a manner that makes them accountable, open, and welcoming to all.

Inclusive Policy and Education is an essential part of SFPA’s mission. SFPA seeks to enhance public participation in the challenges and opportunities facing our park system and to grow our network of park supporters. SFPA partners with multiple government agencies including the Recreation and Parks Department, Port of San Francisco, and the Department of Public Works, as well as the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, and other elected and appointed officials. SFPA engages in Stewardship and Volunteerism, especially by serving as the fiscal sponsor for more than 100 Park Partners – a wide array of community organizations engaging in park improvement projects and programming that activates our park system. And SFPA engages the private sector in Philanthropy to support park improvements that strategically complement public investments.

SFPA has an annual budget in the $12 million range, including a $2 million core operating budget and about $10 million in Park Partner activities. SFPA has a paid staff of 17, a Board of 21 civic leaders, and an advisory Parks Policy Council of 24 community leaders.

Position Overview

SFPA seeks a passionate park advocate with extensive environmental planning and community engagement skills to manage SFPA’s Blue Greenway work under the direction of the CEO. The goal of this position is to implement and support the Blue Greenway – a unifying process concentrating on the 13-mile long corridor along San Francisco’s southeastern waterfront. The Blue Greenway will link established open spaces; create new recreational opportunities and green infrastructure; provide public access through the implementation of the San Francisco Bay Trail, the San Francisco Bay Water Trail, and green corridors to surrounding neighborhoods; install public art and interpretive elements; support stewardship; and advocate for full waterfront access as an element of all planning and development processes throughout southeastern San Francisco now and for all time.

The Blue Greenway Director will lead SFPA’s role in a two-year collaboration with SPUR to execute a master planning process for the Blue Greenway. This master plan will engage more than a dozen government agencies at the local, regional, state and federal levels, as well as several private developers and other property owners, and numerous community organizations. The master plan will serve as a road map to completion of the Blue Greenway. Major funders of the master plan, which has a $1 million budget, include the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Office of the Mayor. Numerous other foundations, agencies, and other interested parties are funding the effort.

SFPA seeks an accomplished individual with a strong background in land-use and environmental planning, inter-agency coordination, community engagement, policy development, public speaking, and community advocacy. The Blue Greenway Director should be very familiar with San Francisco neighborhoods and the local political landscape, have a deep personal commitment to San Francisco, and to the causes of social and environmental justice.

The ideal candidate will have at least ten years of experience in environmental or other forms of public policy, with at least three years in a nonprofit setting. They should have experience with managing outreach and/or public advocacy programs in diverse communities, staff oversight, and working with development staff to secure program funding. The Blue Greenway Director should be an analytical thinker and problem solver, be an excellent writer with experience in report preparation, budget development, and production of public education materials.

DUTIES:

Blue Greenway planning and implementation, 80% time

Working with the Board’s Blue Greenway Committee and the CEO, the Blue Greenway Director will:

·       Lead SFPA’s collaboration with SPUR in executing the Blue Greenway Master Plan

·       Track development of regional planning and park issues for the existing park system along the southeastern waterfront and propose solutions

·       Track future open space developments on the Blue Greenway and advocate for addressing gaps in the open space system

·       Work with neighborhood groups along the Blue Greenway to ensure that they are active participants in the overall visioning, planning process and implementation

·       Support the Blue Greenway Committee through recruitment, meeting execution, issue research, follow up and report preparation

·       Identify and monitor the acquisition of parcels along the Blue Greenway that can be used for future parks and open spaces

·       Testify at and attend public hearings, public meetings, community task forces, and meetings with officials on neighborhood park issues and open space issues

·       Contribute to grant applications, reports and other fundraising activities as requested

Other program management, 10% time

·       Serve as a member of SFPA’s Leadership Team of senior staff

·       Support other environmental planning and land use projects as needed

·       Support advocacy and education projects as needed

Support special projects and events, 10% time

·      Manage and staff special events, meetings, and workshops

·      Support SFPA outreach and communication, including website and newsletter content

·      Support or oversee special projects as requested

·      Oversee volunteers and interns as appropriate

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

·       Experience with open space policy and planning

·       Experience in environmental and land use planning

·       Experience in interagency coordination

·       Experience with community engagement, especially with communities of color

·       Experience with program and project management, and strategic planning

·       Comfort and experience with public speaking

·       Self-directed, highly detail oriented, with excellent organizational skills

·       Good written and oral communication skills

·       Outgoing personality and willingness to be flexible with duties and priorities

·       Ability to work with a team

·       Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, environmental sciences, or a related field is required, and a graduate degree is preferred

·       Minimum 10 years in a program management capacity

·       Minimum 3 years experience in a nonprofit setting focused on the environment, urban planning, public policy or similar field

·       Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat

·       Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or other planning related software preferred.

·       Priority will be given to San Francisco residents who are familiar with San Francisco’s political landscape and neighborhood groups

·       Valid driver’s license required

·       Ability to participate in hikes and other outings, including settings where pathways are broken, uneven, or nonexistent.

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES:

·       Interpersonal Skills

·       Attention to Communication

·       Building Collaborative Relationships

·       Strategic Thinking

·       Results-Oriented

·       Environmental and Civic Stewardship

How To Apply

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to bgwjobs@sfparksalliance.org in a single PDF document with “Blue Greenway Director” in the subject title.

This is a full-time exempt position reporting directly to the CEO, with generous vacation and sick time policies, and participation in 125 Cafeteria and 401(k) plans.  San Francisco Parks Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  People of color and other minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Troy, MI

Detroit and Community Development Program Officer, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion private, national foundation that works to improve the life circumstances of vulnerable people living in cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services, and community development efforts in Detroit and nationally.  In 2013, the Board of Trustees approved 316 awards totaling $122 million.  In addition, our Social Investment Practice made commitments totaling $16 million in 2013.  The Kresge Foundation is located in the metropolitan Detroit community of Troy, Michigan.  For more information, visit kresge.org.

Position Overview

The Detroit and Community Development Program Officer has responsibility to assist in the implementation of a program strategy that seeks to strengthen the social, economic, cultural, and physical fabric of one of America’s most iconic cities and create opportunities for shared learning with the national urban redevelopment community.

This position will be a member of the foundation’s Detroit and Community Development Team, a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team working proactively to advance real progress in Detroit’s resurgence and revitalization through a multi-faceted investment framework, entitled Reimagining Detroit 2020. This framework seeks to bring about tangible, sustainable, long-term results in the city’s neighborhoods and its economic growth areas, while strengthening the systems that ensure opportunity and quality of life: the arts, transit, early childhood development, and civic capacity.  Expertise in addressing the nexus between sustainable urban development, early childhood development, and economic opportunity will be required in this position.

The Program Officer will report to the Deputy Director and work in close partnership with the other members of the Detroit and Community Development Team as well as with staff of the Program and Grants Management departments and other foundation staff. This position is based in metropolitan Detroit.

 Primary duties and responsibilities: 

 Program/Strategy

  • Contributes to the implementation of the team’s strategy and program priorities.

Obtains, maintains and shares a high level of knowledge of the most effective strategies and current thinking in the urban redevelopment field – what works, the most effective and /or innovative ways to support the work, and how to implement strategies with partners.

Grant Reviews

  • Performs grant review responsibilities for a combination of sourced and LOI-initiated grants.
  • Writes memos, less complex strategy papers and straightforward and complex grant write-ups.
  • As needed, utilizes PRI and innovative capital tools to achieve program objectives.
  • With other team members, has collective responsibility for reaching annual grant targets. 

Research, Evaluation and Learning

  • Develops grant outcomes and evaluation criteria for one’s own grants; reviews reports and interprets results.
  • Contributes to the development of criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the team portfolio and participates in the evaluation of the results.
  • Within the team calendar, conducts site visits and takes part in professional development opportunities.
  • Participates in research, values its application, and contributes to program development within the team.

Contributions to the Field and other Duties

  • Participates in funder and cross-sector collaboratives to achieve program objectives as needed.
  • Maintains external involvement with other grantmakers, nonprofit leaders, and public and private sector stakeholders active in urban development – as needed by the team.
  • Works collaboratively, actively supporting and encouraging all members within the team and across teams.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to the foundation’s mission and values in daily interactions.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as requested.

Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in relevant or related fields is required.  Master’s degree is desirable.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience and leadership on relevant policy and programmatic issues.  Seven (7) or more years preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in the development of strategies to affect change.
  • Familiarity with the nonprofit sector; must have strong interpersonal skills and experience working collaboratively across the nonprofit, philanthropic, private, and public sectors.
  • Must have proven experience building and maintaining strong and productive relationships.
  • Skill in working effectively as a member of a team.
  • Ability to master a diverse and often demanding workload.
  • Must be willing to travel extensively.  Local, regional and national travel requirements vary by team.
  • Previous grantmaking experience, or experience with foundations, is preferred.
How To Apply
Please submit cover letter and résumé to careers@kresge.org

Hanover, New Hampshire

Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Dartmouth College

The Organization
Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth is an ideal environment to learn and to work. Located on the Connecticut River with the White Mountains nearby, our campus in Hanover, New Hampshire, offers the most beautiful natural surroundings in the Ivy League. Employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package; a variety of on-campus entertainment and sporting events and a high quality of life with cultural activities and unparalleled recreational opportunities within an easy drive of  Boston, Montreal and other major cities.

Position Overview
Dartmouth College seeks applications for a Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations. This experienced professional will lead the Corporate and Foundation Relations office and manage a portfolio of top corporate and foundation prospects and selected institutional trust donors with the goal of raising maximum support for institutional priorities. Working closely with faculty, senior administrators and other campus partners, s/he will develop and implement fund-raising strategies; secure and steward major corporate and foundation gifts; and cultivate new and existing relationships with national, regional, and local organizations. S/he will write and present formal requests for support, visit donors and prospects independently and with faculty and administrators, as appropriate, and establish and maintain strategic relationships with Dartmouth alumni, community members, Development peers, and campus colleagues in order to strengthen and increase Dartmouth’s ties to the corporate and foundation community.

A Bachelor’s degree is required; a graduate degree preferred.  Eight years of direct fundraising in a complex development organization with substantive corporate and foundation relations experience preferred.  Candidates should display a proven track record of soliciting and closing corporate/foundation gifts in the six-, seven- and eight-figure range.  Strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities are required as well as superb writing skills as demonstrated through a portfolio of samples.  Other important characteristics include a strong work ethic, personal integrity, excellent communication and organizational skills, strategic thinking and planning skills, and a commitment to the mission and values of Dartmouth College.  Capital campaign experience preferred.

How To Apply

Review of credentials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For your convenience, Dartmouth College is pleased to provide an online application process for you at https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/28593
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

West Lafayette, IN

Director of Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Purdue Research Foundation

The Organization

MISSION
The mission of the Purdue Research Foundation is to advance Purdue University’s quest for preeminence in discovery, learning and engagement through effective stewardship of assets.

HISTORY
Purdue Research Foundation was founded in 1930 by David E. Ross, a prolific Indiana inventor, and Josiah K. Lilly, then president of Eli Lilly and Co. Recognizing value in collaborations between industry and research, Ross, a former President of the Purdue University Board of Trustees, and Lilly, a Purdue University Board of Trustees member, each provided $25,000 to establish the Purdue Research Foundation. The goal was for the Foundation to provide the groundwork for Purdue to collaborate with private industry – an action that the publicly funded university was prohibited from doing.

Today, Purdue Research Foundation is valued at more than $1 billion. As envisioned by Ross and Lilly, the Foundation remains at the forefront of protecting Purdue’s intellectual property, technology transfer activities and commercialization enterprises. The Foundation also accepts gifts, acquires property and performs other actions to support the mission of the University.

The revenue generated to support the mission and operations of the Foundation is largely composed of earning from long-term investments, gift income and real estate holdings.

The Foundation continues to support economic development through the Indianabased Purdue Research Park network where nearly 4,500 people work in about 250 companies. The average annual wage of employees working in the park network is $63,000, nearly double the Indiana average.

In 2013, the Foundation expanded its dedication to the original mission outlined in 1930 by becoming even more actively involved with helping Purdue innovators move their technologies to the public through a number of avenues.

Position Overview

The Director of Development will establish contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of strategically meeting the Unit and Purdue University fundraising goals. Additionally the Director will orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with the prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; collaborate with appropriate development and academic staff to develop prospect strategies and build relationships; use the full complement of the fundraising process, including personal visits and asks to move relationships forward; set specific objectives to effectively advance toward solicitation of major gifts; ensure appropriate coordination with Unit’s corporate and business partners and various unit and University constituencies; prepare proposals and solicit prospects for gifts in support of the Unit’s strategic plan and fundraising priorities; host or co-host receptions and other donor events locally and regionally; and provide stewardship of gifts including acknowledgement process, coordinating recognition events, dedications and working with the University Development Office on appropriate recognition.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and strong interpersonal skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak before large groups of people; ability to effectively interpret and articulate the mission of Purdue University; ability to interact with stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds; sound judgment, initiative and the ability to collaborate effectively; excellent relationship building, organizational, and time management skills.

It is preferred that candidates possess an advanced degree and at least three years of experience in fund development including solicitation of major gifts and/or related work experience. Experience in higher education or other non-profit organizations is also preferred. Knowledge of finance, planned giving, alumni relations, corporate relations and advancement communications is preferred.

This position is located on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, IN.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at humanresources@prf.org. View the full posting text as well as other opportunities online at http://prf.org/career.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Kent, OH

Senior Director of Advancement, College of Business Administration (#995920), Kent State University

The Organization

Kent State has been selected as one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s number one source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.  This is the fourth time the university has been selected for this honor in the past five years.

Position Overview

The Senior Director of Advancement, COBA will direct the development and implementation of comprehensive major and leadership gifts fund raising programs; will coordinate and implement administrative and operational activities related to Institutional Advancement for the College of Business Administration.  Reports to the Executive Director of Advancement, Kent Campus Colleges.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field; four to five years successful fund raising experience required.  Desirable Qualifications: Master’s Degree; experience in a specific functional area may be preferred (e.g., major gift fund raising, athletic administration, etc.); two to three years’ experience in supervising professional staff. 

How To Apply

Application Process:  Please apply online at https://jobs.kent.edu; include a resume and cover letter.  For a quick link to the application and a complete job description use: https://jobs.kent.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=189394. You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website:

http://www.kent.edu/about/administration/ia/index.cfm.

Northeast Ohio – A Great Place to Live and Work!  http://www.neoisgreat.com/index.htm

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Disabled/Veteran

Los Angeles, CA

Director of Strategic Partnerships/ External Relations, PICO California

The Organization

PICO California is the statewide collaborative effort of the PICO National Network of faith-based community organizations, representing 485 congregations and 500,000 families across the state. Through our member organizations, PICO California unites people of diverse economic, racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds around a vision of racial and economic justice. Since 1994, PICO California has been at the forefront of organizing working families to improve schools, increase access to health care, end mass incarceration, win a pathway to citizenship, and improve the quality of life for our families and our communities. PICO California is one of the largest community-organizing networks in the state.  We are seeking individuals to join our growing staff team who are committed to a transformative racial justice movement (that demands reflection, introspection and truth telling) in order to actively dismantle racist structures in our society.

Position Overview

The Director of Strategic Partnerships/External Relations for PICO CA is a newly created position on the senior leadership team of PICO CA charged with being the organization’s leader for strategic partnerships and external power relationships within the statewide faith leadership and racial justice arenas.  This person is primarily responsible for creating opportunities for PICO CA in these circles to move the work forward on the statewide and local level as well as translating these opportunities into tangible financial support.

How To Apply
All applicants must apply for this position online.

Please have the following documents ready to upload to your online application:

  1. An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format) including salary history and 3 references ready to be uploaded with your online application.
  2. A cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, addressed to Corey Timpson, Executive Director.
  3. Two writing samples demonstrating your ability to think critically and communicate powerfully.

Click here to apply.

If you need assistance with your application, contact careers@piconetwork.org.

Troy, MI

Assistant Controller, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

The Kresge Foundation is a $3 billion private, national foundation that works to improve the life circumstances of vulnerable people living in cities through grantmaking and investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development efforts in Detroit. In 2013, the Board of Trustees approved 316 awards totaling $122 million; $128 million was paid out to grantees over the course of the year. In addition, our Social Investment Practice made commitments totaling $16 million in 2013. For more information, visit www.kresge.org.

Position Overview

The Assistant Controller is responsible for supporting the Controller in the direction of accounting and tax functions for the foundation.  This position manages the budgeting and payables process, prepares tax reporting, is responsible for complex reconciliations, and assists with maintaining the accuracy of general ledger accounts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities – Performance Related

  1. Develops collaborative relationships with external audit and tax advisors, legal staff, and investment custodian to maximize the benefits realized from the relationships.
  2. Participates in analysis of complex accounting and tax issues as they arise.
  3. Provides technical expertise, reviewing and recommending procedures for compliance with accounting standards and tax regulations.
  4. Develops processes and procedures as necessary to ensure proper internal controls while promoting accuracy and improving efficiency of reporting processes.
  5. Develops operational, data documentation and troubleshooting procedures.
  6. Manages the annual budget process and quarterly updates with department heads.
  7. Prepares quarterly budget vs. actual reporting to the Audit Committee and Board of Trustees.
  8. Reviews payable contracts for terms and recommended changes.
  9. Reviews general ledger entries and reconciliations to ensure data accuracy and integrity.
  10. Prepares complex ledger entries, analysis and reconciliations.
  11. Assists with the monthly, quarterly and yearly close process.
  12. Assists with preparation for the annual audit as needed.
  13. Prepares tax work papers and Forms 990-PF and 990-T for internal and external tax review.
  14. Prepares all quarterly tax estimates and return extensions.
  15. Maintains tax basis schedules.
  16. Tracks foreign entity elections, transactions and related information for foreign reporting forms.
  17. Liaison with outside preparers of federal and state tax filings.
  18. Assists with tax and payout forecasts.
  19. Assists with special projects as needed.
  20. Performs other duties as assigned.

Strong commitment to the foundation’s vision and values with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and Qualifications                                               

  • Excellent analytical, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • BA/BS degree in accounting, business or finance required with at least five years work experience in public/private accounting and/or treasury experience; CPA and public accounting experience required.
  • Thorough knowledge of general accounting, finance, treasury and investment operations; working knowledge of GAAP and other authoritative accounting guidelines.  Proficient in the application of accounting standards.  Private Foundation tax experience is preferred but not required.
  • Strong knowledge of Windows-based spreadsheet and word processing software required (Microsoft Office family of products).  Knowledge and experience working with accounting and tax software (Great Plains and ProSystem fx, respectively) preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to engage the cooperation of others.
  • Solid technical, analytical, organizational, and planning skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive team attitude.

 

How To Apply

Please send cover letter with salary requirements and resumes to careers@kresge.org by January 19, 2015.

Chapel Hill, NC

Industry Relations Officer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Organization

Since the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill‘s founding in 1789 as the nation’s first public university, Carolina has been a place where students, faculty, staff and members of the larger community have stretched their potential and helped make the world around them a better place.

Position Summary:

The role of the Industry Relations Officer is to create, plan, develop, and facilitate productive and growing relationships between UNC Chapel Hill and corporate and industry organizations within the U.S. and internationally.  The Industry Relations officer will develop and manage a collection of prospective partner companies and be responsible for executing partnerships that increase the total size of the partnered-program portfolio. To do so will require the Officer identify prospects and create new partnerships between them and the university by developing an understanding of the strategic technology and business challenges of the companies and by maintaining in-depth knowledge of UNC Chapel Hill scholarship and research, activities, and resources, and accurately matching them to the interests of the companies. The officer will maintain productive relationships and encourage collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill departments, laboratories, and faculty and identify new opportunities for company-UNC interaction and collaboration. When there are specific or broad areas of potential interaction the Officer will plan and execute a series of company-specific meetings and events with UNC faculty and will proactively identify and bring science and technology developments and opportunities of potential value to the attention of prospective partner companies.  The officer will develop and nurture strategic communication with other UNC administrative units and also participate in office-wide programs, conference development, and faculty liaison activities.

Principal Functions:

·         75%        Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective corporate and industry partners.  The Industry Relations officer will develop and  manage a portfolio of companies and be responsible for growing the total size of the portfolio by identifying prospects and creating new partnerships between them and the university; develop an understanding of the strategic technology and business challenges of portfolio companies; maintain knowledge of UNC Chapel Hill scholarship and research, activities, and resources and accurately match them to the needs of the portfolio companies; maintain productive relationships and encourage collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill departments, laboratories, and faculty; identify new opportunities for company-UNC interaction and collaboration; plan and execute a series of company-specific meetings and events with UNC faculty; and proactively identify and bring developments and opportunities of potential value to the attention of portfolio companies.

·         15%        Will develop and nurture strategic communication with other UNC administrative units and also participate in office-wide programs, conference development, faculty liaison activities, and faculty travel planning.

·         10%        Perform other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Foundation Relations and Talent Management.

Education Requirement:  Bachelor’s degree.  An advanced degree, masters or PhD preferred. Advanced degree in science or health related field preferred.

Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Three to five years of experience in corporate and industry relations or related industry/academy experience.  Demonstrated success in setting and achieving portfolio development goals.  Exceptional written and oral communication skills.  Mastery of the basic principles and techniques of successful relationship building as they pertain to the identification, solicitation and support of corporate partners in an academic setting.  Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive, research university setting.  Ability to work effectively with faculty researchers and teams, administrators, and volunteers.  Willingness to do extensive travel.  A strong drive to be successful.  A high energy level.  Integrity/sincerity.

Position Overview

The role of the Industry Relations Officer is to create, plan, develop, and facilitate productive and growing relationships between UNC Chapel Hill and corporate and industry organizations within the U.S. and internationally.  The Industry Relations officer will develop and manage a collection of prospective partner companies and be responsible for executing partnerships that increase the total size of the partnered-program portfolio. To do so will require the Officer identify prospects and create new partnerships between them and the university by developing an understanding of the strategic technology and business challenges of the companies and by maintaining in-depth knowledge of UNC Chapel Hill scholarship and research, activities, and resources, and accurately matching them to the interests of the companies. The officer will maintain productive relationships and encourage collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill departments, laboratories, and faculty and identify new opportunities for company-UNC interaction and collaboration. When there are specific or broad areas of potential interaction the Officer will plan and execute a series of company-specific meetings and events with UNC faculty and will proactively identify and bring science and technology developments and opportunities of potential value to the attention of prospective partner companies.  The officer will develop and nurture strategic communication with other UNC administrative units and also participate in office-wide programs, conference development, and faculty liaison activities.

Principal Functions:

·         75%        Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective corporate and industry partners.  The Industry Relations officer will develop and  manage a portfolio of companies and be responsible for growing the total size of the portfolio by identifying prospects and creating new partnerships between them and the university; develop an understanding of the strategic technology and business challenges of portfolio companies; maintain knowledge of UNC Chapel Hill scholarship and research, activities, and resources and accurately match them to the needs of the portfolio companies; maintain productive relationships and encourage collaboration with UNC Chapel Hill departments, laboratories, and faculty; identify new opportunities for company-UNC interaction and collaboration; plan and execute a series of company-specific meetings and events with UNC faculty; and proactively identify and bring developments and opportunities of potential value to the attention of portfolio companies.

·         15%        Will develop and nurture strategic communication with other UNC administrative units and also participate in office-wide programs, conference development, faculty liaison activities, and faculty travel planning.

·         10%        Perform other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Foundation Relations and Talent Management.

Education Requirement:  Bachelor’s degree.  An advanced degree, masters or PhD preferred. Advanced degree in science or health related field preferred.

Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Three to five years of experience in corporate and industry relations or related industry/academy experience.  Demonstrated success in setting and achieving portfolio development goals.  Exceptional written and oral communication skills.  Mastery of the basic principles and techniques of successful relationship building as they pertain to the identification, solicitation and support of corporate partners in an academic setting.  Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive, research university setting.  Ability to work effectively with faculty researchers and teams, administrators, and volunteers.  Willingness to do extensive travel.  A strong drive to be successful.  A high energy level.  Integrity/sincerity.

How To Apply

Chicago, IL or San Francisco, CA

Associate Director, Philanthropy Management, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources.  We help our clients imagine what’s possible, design the best strategies, learn what works best, and do the work necessary to realize their visions.

Our staff is a team of passionate problem-solvers—mission-driven and action-oriented—with 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. Our leadership team, advisors, colleagues, and staff are fundamentally concerned with social change. We share a desire to make a difference and apply an outcomes-focused approach. Our internal culture supports employee passions, enables continuous learning, and fosters innovation, risk taking, and fun—even as it emphasizes excellence.

Position Overview

The Philanthropy Management team provides strategy, program, and back office support for a stable of fully-managed, in-house foundations.  In addition, we engage in short-term strategy projects with family and individual clients navigating critical transitions.

The Associate Director (AD) is the connector between our clients and the services the Philanthropy Management team provides. The AD must have the emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills necessary to build long-lasting and close relationships with our clients. They are working hand-in-hand with clients as a trusted advisor.  They also are the primary project manager for client work.

At the center of client services, the AD manages day-to-day foundation activities such as strategy, governance, grant-making, administration and operations support across multiple foundation clients and liaises with client advisors such as wealth managers, accountants, and attorneys.  The AD also supports senior management in marketing and business development activities on an as needed basis. This position is an exciting opportunity for someone with project management, nonprofit, and and/or consulting experience looking to delve deeper into philanthropy, and who enjoys being a member of a fast-paced, dynamic team.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Serve as the project manager and a point of contact for clients for a portfolio of engagements
  • Responsible for day-to-day project team and budget management
  • Provide high touch client support through regular and responsive communications to ensure that clients feel valued and important
  • Manage compliance and financial matters for private foundations that Arabella manages, with the support of  Arabella’s general counsel and finance team
  • Serve as thought partner for senior team members and clients on philanthropic strategies, and be responsible for implementing the strategies
  • Review grant applications, conduct due diligence (including financial analysis), and make recommendations on grants according to client strategies and needs
  • Develop content and facilitate client meetings with senior staff oversight; handle logistics for client and/or board meetings as needed
  • Support business development efforts by drafting proposals, participating in meetings and events upon request, and providing input on marketing efforts
  • Contribute to team and firm-wide initiatives such as short and long term strategic planning and analysis

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 – 7 years of work experience including time in a nonprofit role working with high net worth individuals (grant making or grant seeking)
  • Highly organized project manager with the ability to prioritize competing demands, meet deadlines, and manage and motivate team members to do the same
  • Analytical skills: ability to manage research and strategy engagements, collect, review, and synthesize large amounts of information, and present a summary of findings
  • Ability to take ownership and lead in areas of responsibility
  • Impeccable professional written and verbal communication skills and understanding of how to tailor one’s message for different audiences; keen attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence, and ability to build strong relationships; deliver top quality customer service
  • Capacity to give, receive, and apply constructive feedback
  • Ability to travel for client meetings (15-20% of the time)
  • Ability to work occasional weekend days for planned client meetings (estimated at 6-8 annually)
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office , particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (or a similar e-mail and calendar management software)

Other Highly Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree (MBA, MPP, or other related field)
  • Consulting or advisory experience
  • Proposal development or fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of IRS private foundation rules and industry best practices
  • Experience with nonprofit financial analysis
  • Skilled at data visualization and translating narrative content into an engaging, visual format
  • Experience with database management, grants management software, Salesforce, and other web-based communication and meeting tools

Essential Characteristics

  • Genuinely enjoys people and connecting with them, has a good sense of humor, and likes forging bonds with colleagues
  • Ability to empathize with individuals from diverse backgrounds to anticipate their concerns and to customize communication and approach accordingly
  • Never settles for the status quo—constantly looking for improvements and identifying best practices
  • Motivated by checking items off a to do list, and believes submitting tasks on the due date is too late
  • Enjoys the challenge of a learning curve, but never views routine tasks as a burden
  • Has chameleon-like abilities to adapt his/her working style to different personalities and enjoys understanding how people tick

A Career with Arabella Advisors

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, fun, transparent, collaborative, and healthy culture.  We invite you to visit our careers website to learn more about our people, culture, and work. However, we thought you should know that Arabella is committed to providing excellent benefits to our employees.  For you and your eligible dependents, we pay 100% of premiums and in-network deductibles for health, vision, dental, and prescription insurance. We also provide you disability coverage; life insurance; personal and volunteer leave time; a 401K match that you are eligible to receive when you start; $1,500 a year for professional development; and a fitness benefit.

We also are committed to building a firm that is diverse and inclusive. We invite our clients and employees to be fully themselves. By integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our work, we benefit from increased knowledge, creativity, flexibility, and organizational and individual growth. We expect all Arabella staff to share this commitment.

How To Apply

Candidates must submit a resume and one-page cover letter to be considered for the position. The cover letter must address why you want to work at Arabella and why this is your dream job. We will disregard candidates that do not submit the appropriate materials. We will stop accepting applications on January 23rd, at the latest. Apply as soon as possible to ensure that your candidacy will be considered.

Apply here: http://www.arabellaadvisors.com/careers/open-position/?gnk=job&gni=8a32181449ba2ec1014a2c0791bc1f18&gns=Association%20of%20Black%20Foundation%20Executives