San Francisco, CA

Director, Finance & Grants Administration, ClimateWorks Foundation

The Organization

ClimateWorks Foundation (CWF) is a global non-governmental organization that partners with leading funders to be more strategic, efficient, and effective in their response to global climate change. The organization offers a suite of services:

ClimateWorks Foundation (CWF) is a global non-governmental organization that partners with leading funders to be more strategic, efficient, and effective in their response to global climate change. The organization offers a suite of services:

  • Provides a Global View: CWF aggregates, synthesizes, and presents emissions data and political, social, technical, and economic analyses in a way that offers insights for climate philanthropy. These insights help funders prioritize opportunities to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, develop strategies that are robust under different future scenarios, adapt strategies to changing conditions, and track progress towards climate goals.
  • Develops Strategies and Makes Grants: CWF collaborates with partners globally to develop portfolios of philanthropic investments designed to achieve large-scale greenhouse gas emissions reductions. With their partners, CWF evaluates insights from a wide range of sources, develops informed strategies, and clusters strategies into diversified, high-impact portfolios for philanthropic investment. CWF makes strategic grants that support transnational initiatives and organizations addressing climate change in critical parts of the world. They then monitor progress and apply candid assessments to drive learning and improvement.
  • Facilitates Funder Collaboration: CWF facilitates collaboration among influential philanthropic funders—creating opportunities for them to interact with their peers, compare strategies, generate ideas, and coordinate investments that target the biggest drivers of global climate change.

As experts in climate science, public policy, economic and social analysis, and strategic philanthropy, CWF’s staff understands the multi-faceted challenges and opportunities of climate change. We are researchers, strategists, collaborators, organizers, and grantmakers who care passionately about the mission. For more information, please visit

Position Overview

Job Summary

ClimateWorks Foundation is seeking an experienced, professional, and hands-on Director of Finance and Grants Management who will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the organization’s contract and grants management in a dynamic, collaborative, and mission-based

Job Summary

ClimateWorks Foundation is seeking an experienced, professional, and hands-on Director of Finance and Grants Management who will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the organization’s contract and grants management in a dynamic, collaborative, and mission-based environment. The ideal candidate will have financial management experience in a grant-making (preferably international grantmaking) organization and will be responsible for coordinating closely across the organization to ensure smooth and timely contract and grant processing, monitoring spending on grants budgets, and ensuring compliance with funder requirements and applicable laws.

The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, adept at managing priorities and deadlines, and will have demonstrated success in leading a team. The Director of Finance and Grants Management will supervise two staff and will report to the Chief Financial Officer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Finance and Grants Management will perform the following and other duties as assigned:

Contracts and Grants Management (75%)

  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of contracts and grants administration.
  • Oversee and seek to improve the process and workflow by which grants and contracts are made, collaborating across the organization to ensure smooth and timely contract and grant processing. Provide timely and relevant data to promote learning and catalyze improvements.
  • Oversee approval of grantee proposals, compliance review, processing award letters, and grant reporting, all within the context of compliance with applicable laws and ensuring grantmaking best practices. Perform final compliance review on grants as applicable.
  • Oversee review of grantee budgets and financial information, providing appropriate risk mitigation recommendations as necessary to the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Develop and enhance systems for contracts and grants administration, using technology wherever possible to streamline operations.
  • Develop and enhance systems and processes to ensure further diversification of ClimateWorks’ overall network of grantees and contractors.
  • Oversee approval of independent contractor and professional service contracts, including review of contract terms and conditions and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Oversee monthly grant spending forecasts and reporting.
  • Work with Controller to ensure appropriate internal controls are maintained for all contracts and grants management functions.

Financial Planning and Analysis (25%)

  • Manage budgeting process for programmatic initiatives.
  • Manage process for producing grant budgets for funding proposals and ensure proposals align with ClimateWorks’ pricing policy.
  • Perform financial analysis and maintain financial models to support business decisions.
  • Assist in organizational budgeting, forecasting, and planning processes.
  • Assist in review of financial reports due on grants to funders.

Team Leadership

  • Leverage strengths of the team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and professional development plans in order to maximize and reach optimal individual goals.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment.

Required Qualifications

The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience required with a minimum of 5 years non-profit experience
  • Knowledge of U.S. grantmaking practices
  • Financial management experience in a grantmaking (preferably international grantmaking) organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or related field; MBA preferred
  • Flexible nature and ability to work under pressure and manage shifting priorities under competing deadlines
  • High attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills; ability to communicate policies and financial concepts to non-finance managers
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing a team
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for the mission of the ClimateWorks Foundation

How To Apply

Job Summary

ClimateWorks Foundation is seeking an experienced, professional, and hands-on Director of Finance and Grants Management who will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the organization’s contract and grants management in a dynamic, collaborative, and mission-based

ClimateWorks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered, please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role. Apply Here.

Chicago, IL

Program Director, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH), Irving Harris Foundation

The Organization

The Irving Harris Foundation (IHF) enhances the quality of life for children, families, and communities by advancing human potential, social justice and equity, and creative experience and expression. IHF is a strategic grantmaker, investing approximately $14 million annually in the fields of early childhood development, reproductive health and justice, arts and culture, and Jewish values in the U.S. and Israel. IHF’s grants aim to address root causes, leverage public and private resources, provide technical assistance, and foster collaboration through public-private and funder partnerships.

Position Overview

IHF is seeking an experienced collaborator to serve as Program Director, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) to contribute to the leadership and deepen the Foundation’s expertise. The Program Director will be responsible for leading strategy development and implementation of IHF’s work to influence services, systems, and policies in Illinois and at the national and federal levels related to infant and early childhood mental health and child trauma in collaboration with the Executive Director, Board, and other team members. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned professional with expertise in the field of infant and early childhood mental health to further develop IHF’s grantmaking portfolio and shape the future of the field.

IECMH and its intersection with early childhood development, maternal child health, and reproductive health and justice is one of IHF’s primary giving areas. In this area, IHF focuses on cultivating a diverse workforce and the creation of programs, policies, and systems that address the complex and comprehensive needs of children and their families. In addition to grantmaking, IHF plays a critical role in advancing the field of IECMH through two initiatives: the Harris Professional Development Network and the Tenets initiative. Bringing a wealth of expertise in the area and a vision for the future of the infant and early childhood mental health field, the new Program Director will advance and manage the IECMH grantmaking program areas, advance and grow the Foundation’s two IECMH initiatives (PDN and the Tenets), and contribute to the development of a revised grantmaking strategy aimed at having a long-lasting impact on the field of IECMH.

For more information and the full position description, please visit:

How To Apply

IHF is partnering with Carolyn Ho, Cara Pearsall, and Andres Marcuse-Gonzalez of NPAG on this search. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

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

Chicago, IL

Managing Director, Midwest Region, Arabella Advisors

The Organization


About Arabella Advisors

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

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

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

Working with US

While this position is based in Chicago, IL, please note that due to COVID-19, all Arabella Advisors’ offices are closed, and we remain a remote-first organization until further notice. We have a strong firm culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. To that end, once our offices reopen it is our expectation that all staff will generally work from the office according to a schedule agreed upon with their supervisor.

We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our base salaries are based on a blend of similar sized organizations from different sectors, including nonprofits, foundations, and professional service firms. They are also based on local market rates and differentiated by geography. You’ll start with three weeks of vacation, 80 hours of personal time, and 20 hours of paid time to volunteer at an organization of your choice. In addition to seven federal holidays, you get to pick four more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday. Our competitive health package includes medical, vision, dental, and prescription insurance, and our retirement package includes a 401(k) plan that is fully vested from day one. We also provide funds for professional development, a fitness benefit, and cover part of your personal cell phone plan.

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

Position Overview

The Managing Director will represent Arabella throughout the Midwest, developing and pursuing growth opportunities in new and existing markets across the region. They will focus on engaging the philanthropic community in building a portfolio of clients, working to ensure high-quality service, and developing a multi-year book of business.

They will be a key leader on business development in the region and at the firm, managing client engagements, driving impact on key issues, and working collaboratively across teams to achieve the firm’s strategic priorities.

This position will be based in Chicago, preferably, but is open to other areas in the Midwest.

Specific responsibilities include:  

Business Development (60%) 

  • Generating revenue through business development across multiple segments, including foundations, corporations, families, and individuals, leveraging existing networks and building new ones;
  • Working toward identified firm, regional team, and individual annual revenue targets;
  • Leading the development of proposals and presentations to secure new business and expand existing relationships;
  • Developing relationships in the Midwest with wealth advisors and related partners, identifying and cultivating partnerships and serving as firmwide lead where appropriate;
  • Representing Arabella as an ambassador in various settings; and
  • Providing leadership and guidance for the growth of the firm’s presence in the Midwest.

Client Relationship Management (30%) 

  • Cultivating strong relationships with clients, donors, and philanthropic partners in the Midwest;
  • Serving as a senior strategist on project teams for client relationships and their project engagements;
  • Facilitating client meetings and producing high-quality deliverables for clients;
  • Serving as primary relationship manager and trusted advisor for client and wealth advisors, ensuring client standards are met on engagements; and
  • Negotiating contracts, identifying expansion opportunities, and troubleshooting engagements, as necessary.

Thought Leadership (10%) 

  • Develop Arabella’s voice, leading and partnering on content and representing the brand throughout the Midwest region

Candidate Profile

The Managing Director will have deep experience, market knowledge, and a strong understanding of strategic philanthropy, and bring experience at the nexus of philanthropy, business development, and professional services. They will also have an interest in helping high net worth individuals, institutions, and corporate and family foundations achieve their philanthropic goals.

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

An Expert Business Developer

The Managing Director will enjoy business development and will be skilled at cultivation and stewardship. They will have a proven track record of building a book of business, or cultivating relationships, across client segments in the Midwest. The Managing Director will be able to maintain existing client relationships and identify new opportunities, leveraging their colleagues within Arabella and their connections within the philanthropic sector. They will be able to continuously and creatively seek opportunities, be able to manage rejection, and maintain the goal of securing and growing further business.

A Collaborator and Key Partner

The Managing Director will be experienced in collaborating within a team and amongst key partners. They will have a proven track record of working with individuals, families, or other complex entities to help them achieve greater philanthropic impact. The Managing Director will have a consultative and participatory style, working in close partnership and leading clients to actualize goals. The Managing Director will have strong people skills, will be an incredible listener, and have deep empathy. To do this work well, you must be curious, perceptive, and demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence.

A Strong Relationship Builder and Communicator

The Managing Director will bring a proven record of engagement to the role and be a natural ‘ambassador’ for Arabella Advisors. They will be innovative, ambitious, and experienced in establishing strong working relationships to further a client’s philanthropic goals. The Managing Director will have a sophisticated personal presence and outstanding communication abilities, both verbal and written. They will substantively contribute to the development of written content, articles, analytic reports and other thought leadership avenues. The Managing Director will exemplify leadership and will inspire trust and confidence across a diverse range of stakeholders. They will enthusiastically convey the importance of an organization’s work to existing and potential clients.

A Passion for the Mission

The Managing Director will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to working with individuals, families, and institutions of wealth in philanthropy. They will enjoy working in a nimble environment, while navigating the complexity of consulting with a wide variety of clients. The Managing Director will embrace the Arabella Advisors culture and will roll up their sleeves along with their colleagues to deliver the highest levels of quality client service. They will demonstrate fluency across a variety of issue areas and bring deep networks to the work. The Managing Director will have experience driving impact on key issues and the ability to inspire others to do the same. Moreover, the ideal candidate is an individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics, and operates in alignment with Arabella’s values; moreover, is someone who can be trusted without reservation.

How To Apply

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

Arabella Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know. We encourage you to read (or listen to) our DEI statement prior to applying.  We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses.

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

Wilmington, DE

President, Strive: How You Lead Matters

The Organization

Strive: How You Lead Matters (Strive), founded in 1996 as Sports Challenge Leadership Academy, is a non-profit dedicated to building character-based leadership skills in young people. With a focus on reaching children and youth from underserved communities, Strive designs and delivers dynamic, interactive leadership programs across the country. Strive believes, and research proves, that SECD (Social, Emotional, and Character Development) skills are critical to life-long success. It is Strive’s mission to build these skills in the next generation of leaders with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization, in the Strive curriculum, and with every program participant.

Strive provides programming in schools and with nonprofit partners in Wilmington, across the state of Delaware, and nationally, reaching 3,400 youth in 40 organizations in 2019.  All types of communities, universities, clubs, and schools including public, private, charter, and residential programs have utilized Strive teachings to engage different student populations. The programs have demonstrated positive results across multiple sectors and promote equity and inclusion among participants.

The Strive team and Board of Directors are driven by a set of core values: know thyself, fill tanks, brush it off and grow, be fair and honest, choose laughter, stick with it, and find the best in yourself so you can inspire the best in others.  These values are animated among a collaborative and dedicated team and in the curriculum of Strive’s five successful programs.

Position Summary
Strive seeks a President to lead the organization to and through the next exciting phase of growth as it continues to develop and empower the next generation of character-driven leaders.  Building on a 24-year foundation, the President will have overall responsibility of all aspects of the organization: leadership, strategy, revenue, operations, program quality, staff management and stakeholder engagement of the nearly $1M organization.  Strive recently completed its 5-year strategic plan resulting in significant program innovation, growth, and revenue diversification.  The President will work closely with the Board to develop and implement the new strategic plan as Strive continues to increase its impact.

The ideal candidate possesses exceptional leadership skills, embodies the Strive core values, is innovative and collaborative, and has a record of successfully managing the efforts of others while growing an organization, department or initiative.  In addition, the ability to grow revenue from a variety of diverse sources, and a commitment to youth development and those who serve them will be critical for the new leader.

This position reports to a national Board of Directors, manages a dedicated and talented team of four full-time employees, 30 coaches, and 8 summer program staff, and will be based in the Wilmington, DE region.

The staff is currently working remotely in the Wilmington, DE region.  Strive is open to considering candidates who would work remotely from other cities.

Key Responsibilities
Team Leadership

  • Provide inspirational leadership and vision to the Strive team and embody and promote the vibrant culture that fosters collaboration, learning, and accountability across the organization
  • Build on Strive’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion through intentional management, trainings, and thought partnership, ultimately formalizing Strive’s DEI work into a DEI strategy
  • Empower, inspire, and hold accountable four dedicated and talented staff and part-time coaches with a focus on collaboration and professional growth and development
  • Engage with members of the Board to leverage their talents across all aspects of the organization


  • Work with the Board of Directors on setting the strategic vision of the organization
  • Guide the implementation of the strategic plan; provide quarterly and annual updates to the Board
  • Set clear goals for the staff to ensure fulfillment of Strive’s vision and mission

 Program Quality

  • Oversee the management and continued improvement of all programs, consistent with the organization’s mission and values
  • Continually review and enhance the curriculum of Strive’s programs, ensuring they meet participant needs and are consistent with Strive’s vision, mission, and growth strategy
  • Build on and continue to enhance Strive’s research and evaluation focus


  • Oversee the successful execution of the organization’s day-to-day operations, including effective strategic financial decision-making and management, reporting, and compliance
  • Create and maintain repeatable and measurable systems and procedures as needed to support Strive programs and strategy
  • Lead annual budgeting process in support of strategic plan and mission
  • Provide monthly reporting on annual priorities to Board


  • Ensure effective and efficient financial management of the organizational budget
  • Provide fiscal oversight working closely with bookkeeping service and Board

Development and Communications

  • Manage and grow existing funder relationships and implement expanded funding strategies that generate new revenue from diverse sources to ensure organizational sustainability
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key funders, partners, community stakeholders, program and coaching alumna, and other external organizations
  • Advocate authentically and proactively for the mission, vision and goals of Strive
  • Oversee development and implementation of PR and communication plan including social media and website


  • Demonstrated passion for the vision and mission of Strive, including a deep passion for social impact and dedication to the organization’s core values
  • An unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Minimum ten years of professional leadership experience
  • Previous experience in a senior leadership role with a demonstrated ability to manage the strategic, financial, operational, and team leadership needs of an entrepreneurial education nonprofit
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to engage a diverse set of key stakeholders into the Strive community
  • A track record of successful sales and/or fundraising from a variety of sources
  • Demonstrated ability in growing and developing an organization and its programs
  • Experience in managing operations within a budget and appropriate cash flow
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and participate in strategic partnerships
  • Positive outlook, willingness to listen, and enthusiasm for professional growth as a leader and with the team
  • A sense of humor and perspective

How To Apply

ME, CT, Flexible

Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Jackson Laboratory (JAX)

The Organization

Founded in 1929, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is a leading science institute dedicated to discovering precise genomic solutions for disease and to empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Position Overview

JAX seeks a Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to lead the development and implementation of bold and proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in support of JAX values, culture and strategic priorities. This role will be responsible for bringing and leading world-class diversity practices to JAX and will champion the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive environment covering every part of the JAX organization.

How To Apply

please contact


San Francisco, CA

Director of Development, 826 National

The Organization

ABOUT 826 NATIONAL 826 National is the largest youth writing network in the United States, amplifying the impact of writing and publishing centers across the US, along with the words of so many young authors. We serve as an international proof point for writing as a tool for young people to ignite and channel their creativity, explore identity, advocate for themselves and their community, and achieve academic and professional success.

Our National team is comprised of a group of highly collaborative, passionate professionals dedicated to supporting our growing network of chapters and bringing the words of our students and the importance of writing to a national stage. Currently the 826 Network is in nine major US cities: Boston, Chicago, Detroit/Ann Arbor, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, with approximately 80,000 students participating in free programs provided by our chapters and National. Each chapter provides 5 core programs: after school tutoring, field trips, workshops, young authors book projects, in school programs — all free of charge — for the students, teachers, and school.


826 National seeks a visionary Director of Development to lead the charge in building and implementing a fundraising strategy for the sustained long-term growth of the largest youth writing network in the nation. Highly innovative and entrepreneurial, the ideal candidate brings an approach to fundraising that is about charting new courses in addition to following prescribed paths; and has proven fundraising expertise, integrity, and a passion for elevating and expanding the foundational tenets of the 826 network. This role oversees all aspects of fundraising, managing the communications and development team, and is responsible for raising the current $1.8 Million dollar budget for 826 National, as well as leading a development cohort across the wider network of 826 chapters. This position plays a key role in amplifying the cause of youth writing by working to secure investment from influencers in the education and arts funding community.

Reports to: CEO

Supervises: Communications Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, and Development AmeriCorps Service Member

Hours: Full time


  • Build and lead a multi-year fundraising strategy for 826 National’s next phase of ambitious growth, working lockstep with the Board of Directors and CEO.
  • Develop and foster new relationships with corporate, foundation, and individual funding sources.
  • Blaze trails to actively and consistently bring new donors into the 826 community; manage a portfolio of high net worth individual and institutional donors.
  • Envision and lead major mission-based national initiatives and campaigns, and secure resources to realize those efforts.
  • Execute brand strategy, vision, mission, and messaging, leading all collateral creation around  grant proposals, project budgets, and reports.
  • Strategize and lead team in implementing all fundraising events including house parties, dinners, and larger annual or one-time events.
  • Board and network cultivation, culture ambassador both internally and externally.
  • Partner with Executive Directors and development colleagues from 826 Network chapters to spearhead nationwide proposals and fundraising initiatives ensuring commitments are fulfilled.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree preferred


  • A flexible, creative, and dynamic spirit who has a demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and values of 826 National.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability and maturity to engage and inspire a wide range of audiences.
  • 5+ years of fundraising experience, with a proven record of actively securing six-figure gifts from nationally recognized, high net worth individual donors, foundations, and/or corporations.
  • Demonstrated experience working with boards and strategic volunteers.
  • Experience working with nonprofit and/or educational organizations and holding fiscal responsibilities; proven track record of maintaining fiscal integrity and budget compliance.
  • Ability to direct large-scale projects while effectively managing the work of others.
  • Extensive experience using Salesforce, or a comparable database, to track donor giving, and to retrieve and analyze information to advance fundraising efforts.
  • Passion for and deep knowledge of the donor moves management process.
  • Strength -based approach to team leadership.

The position is open until filled. Final compensation is commensurate with experience.


Comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision care, and retirement, paid holidays, 15 days of annual vacation for the first two years of employment, with increases thereafter.

How to Apply

Please visit to complete an online application and submit a resume and detailed cover letter highlighting your interest and relevant experience.

826​ National​ is​ an​ equal​ opportunity​ employer​ that​ seeks​ to​ hire​ those​ representative​ of​ the​ diverse communities​ we ​serve.​ 826 National hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.

Greensboro, NC

VP, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

The Organization

Position Title: Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Reports To: President


The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (CFGG) is a public charity serving greater Greensboro and Guilford County in North Carolina.  Under the direction of a volunteer board of community leaders, the Community Foundation receives charitable funds from donors, invests those funds, distributes funds to charitable causes, provides services and grants to nonprofit agencies and the community, and leads, convenes and facilitates issues important to its communities.

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro proudly upholds the tenets of an equal opportunity employer.

Position Overview

The Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VP-DEI) champions the Foundation’s guiding principles of our DEI Statement and Community Pledge (see addendum.) The VP-DEI leads the design, implementation, and monitoring of policies and programs that support a diverse and inclusive workplace and develops strategic partnerships with diverse community groups. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the VP-DEI works closely with leaders across the Foundation organization, soliciting and utilizing input, to build a meaningful, motivational, and sustainable approach to diversity, equity and inclusion, in all aspects of its internal and external work.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Develops and supports initiatives, policies, and practices, including ongoing education and training programs, that promote a culture of inclusion and develop the skills of staff to work effectively, respectfully, and equitably with diverse members of our team and community

Educates and interacts with members of the Board, Executive Committee, Governance Committee and Personnel Committee especially as relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion policies

Provides strategic thinking and subject matter expertise to the Senior Leadership team to integrate diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace practices

Leads the Foundation in managing certain human resource functions including the development and implementation of an operations manual, personnel policies and procedures, employee benefits, performance assessment and compensation programs

Integrates metrics into compensation and benefits process to ensure equitable treatment and industry alignment

Provides timely, accurate, and data-driven metrics on the progress of diversity, equity and inclusion goals to the President, Board, and community partners

Collaborates with the Development and Grants teams to communicate and advise on diversity and inclusion strategies with stakeholders and strategic partners

Stays abreast of relevant regulatory statutes, policy developments and national/local trends to ensure CFGG’s effectiveness and credibility of its work, and facilitates cross-functional team discussions to ensure accreditation with National Standards for US Community Foundations is maintained

Supervises the Manager, Employee Engagement and Operations

Carries out special assignments as needed

Required Capabilities:


 Supports the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the Foundation to serve internal and external constituents

 Conducts self in a professional manner and maintains confidentiality

 Follows and supports Foundation policies and procedures

 Evaluates own performance and assumes responsibility for professional development

 Maintains current knowledge of all changes affecting area of work responsibilities


 Participates as a team member utilizing a collaborative style to achieve mutual goals

 Provides proactive, creative cross-functional thinking and ideas to enhance service to customers

 Demonstrates ability to effectively work with diverse constituencies

 Actively participates in relevant meetings, and leads committees as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


 Bachelor’s degree (Human Resources or relevant concentration) and preferably, a Master’s in Business or Non-profit Management

 At least seven years of progressive diversity and inclusion professional experience

 Interpersonal, organizational, time management, leadership and development skills

 Creativity and self initiative


 A proven leader with senior level executive experience in developing and managing programs and resources in a dynamic and growing organization.

 Effective decision-making and problem-solving skills, initiative and resourcefulness to achieve goals

• Ability to facilitate open and honest dialogue that encourages staff and Board members to reflect, listen and learn from others’ experiences and to achieve positive outcomes for the Foundation

• Effectively balance big picture thinking and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize work and manage multiple demands

• Able to successfully interact, present and facilitate with and amongst a wide range of constituents

Our Pledge to the Greater Greensboro Community

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro was founded in 1983 with inclusiveness as one of our core values.

Our purpose is to improve the community and the lives of all its residents. We are governed by a 30+ member board that celebrates the diversity of Greensboro, so our decisions and recommendations are made truly for the benefit of all. We also bring people of diverse backgrounds together to discuss challenges affecting the community as a whole and help champion new initiatives to solve them.

To formally recognize our work in diversity, equity, and inclusion, in 2018, CFGG adopted a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement, as follows:

“Our communities are diverse.  They include people of all ages and abilities, creeds and religions, cultures, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, races, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. To pursue our mission, we will embrace our diversity, create opportunities for equity, commit ourselves to fairness, and promote inclusion of all people.”

Looking forward, we believe it is important to be intentional on our journey to be the champion of all people in our community and to “walk the walk” as stated above.

We, therefore, dedicate ourselves to the following guiding principles:

1. We are committed to continue building a diverse, inclusive, and representative organization

a. We will measure the diversity of our board, volunteers serving on our committees, and leadership within our strategic initiatives to reflect the diversity of our community

b. We will share our learnings and evolution openly with the community

2. We are committed to a diverse and representative staff

a. We will hire all open positions from a diverse pool of candidates, and will measure the diversity of our staff and management annually to reflect the diversity of our community

b. We will hire a Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

c. We will provide racial equity trainings and professional development opportunities for all staff annually

3. We are committed to working with a diversity of vendors with a focus on those who are local

a. We will perform an internal analysis of our vendors to ensure equitable opportunities for all

b. We will give preference to local vendors over national ones and track annually

c. We will include vendors who are representative of the diversity of our community, including women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) and historically underutilized businesses (HUB)

4. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work

a. We will measure the diversity of donors engaged in our work to ensure that diverse voices are represented in the philanthropic leadership of our community

b. We will measure the diversity of grantees we support and track their respective impact on equity and inclusion

c. We will communicate the results of our efforts through all appropriate channels, with an emphasis on storytelling

5. We are committed to invest significant resources into initiatives that will address racial equity issues in our community

a. We will invest $250,000 in the Black Investments in Greensboro Equity Fund and continue our involvement with the Expanding Community Giving initiative

b. We will support convenings and projects that address issues of diversity and inclusion

c. We will implement appropriate equity metrics into our workforce development initiatives, including: 60 x 30, Say Yes Guilford, Forward Cities, and others.

How To Apply

Apply to

Washington, D.C.

Chief Development Officer and President of the NPR Foundation, National Public Radio, Inc. | NPR Foundation

The Organization

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization established in 1970, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility, and NPR employees do too. They are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, NPR employees and Member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

With a nationwide network of award-winning journalists, 17 international bureaus, and hundreds of NPR Member stations, NPR is never far from where a story is unfolding. Relying on hundreds of skilled journalists in the United States and abroad — from Washington, D.C. and New York City to Beijing and Dakar — NPR stays on top of breaking news, follows the most critical stories of the day, and tracks complex issues over the long term. In a time of media fragmentation and sound bites, listeners come to NPR for fact-based, independent journalism and civil conversation that examines and respects diverse perspectives.

Of the major U.S. news brands, research shows that NPR ranks #1 in being “credible” and “honest,” rising above the major television and cable news networks and media outlets, including The New York Times, MSNBC, and Fox News in both categories.

NPR programming can be found on broadcast radio, mobile devices, smart speakers, and other evolving platforms.

NPR connects with you, wherever you are and wherever the news takes us.

Position Overview

National Public Radio, Inc. | NPR Foundation

Chief Development Officer and President of the NPR Foundation

Washington, D.C.

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization established in 1970, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility, and NPR employees do too. They are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, NPR employees and Member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

With a nationwide network of award-winning journalists, 17 international bureaus, and hundreds of NPR Member stations, NPR is never far from where a story is unfolding. Relying on hundreds of skilled journalists in the United States and abroad — from Washington, D.C. and New York City to Beijing and Dakar — NPR stays on top of breaking news, follows the most critical stories of the day, and tracks complex issues over the long term. In a time of media fragmentation and sound bites, listeners come to NPR for fact-based, independent journalism and civil conversation that examines and respects diverse perspectives.

Of the major U.S. news brands, research shows that NPR ranks #1 in being “credible” and “honest,” rising above the major television and cable news networks and media outlets, including The New York Times, MSNBC, and Fox News in both categories.

NPR programming can be found on broadcast radio, mobile devices, smart speakers, and other evolving platforms.

NPR connects with you, wherever you are and wherever the news takes us.

NPR is seeking a Chief Development Officer and President of the NPR Foundation (CDO) who will lead the strategic design and execution of a comprehensive national fundraising program consistent with NPR’s reputation for innovation and excellence. The CDO will oversee the adoption of benchmark best practices and the development of creative strategies that continue to expand NPR’s major donor base and philanthropic revenue. This individual will provide direction and oversight for a geographically distributed, 40-person development staff assigned to the areas of Individual Giving and Collaborative Fundraising, Institutional Giving, Planned and Principal Giving, and Board and Donor Relations. The CDO will embody the highest standards of professionalism in developing fundraising systems and in executing high-touch frontline fundraising: as an influential member of the executive management team; as an effective partner to NPR’s President and CEO, NPR Foundation Board of Trustees, and NPR Board of Directors; as a mentor and role model for a team of development professionals and support staff; and as a lead ambassador to high-level partners and donors. The CDO will serve as the catalyst in strengthening a culture of philanthropy intended to permeate all areas of NPR, leading efforts to build and sustain relationships that advance NPR and its Member stations’ ability to provide high-quality, independent content that plays a critical role in the lives of the American public and of people around the world. The CDO will serve as chief campaign officer for any current and future NPR fundraising campaigns, including NPR’s current capital campaign surrounding the organization’s 50th anniversary in 2020. The CDO will develop processes and relationships to ensure that fundraising strategies are mutually beneficial to NPR and its Member stations, accomplishing both national and local goals and lifting the entire NPR system to new levels of giving.

The Chief Development Officer will work with the NPR President and CEO and the NPR Foundation Chair to ensure that the Foundation’s structure, governance, and operating model are organized to efficiently maximize future contributed revenue. The CDO must effectively leverage the diverse talents of NPR corporate leaders, the development staff, the extensive philanthropic contacts of the Foundation Board and other key volunteers, and the collective resources of the Member station network to achieve fundraising goals. Working in concert with Member stations across the country, the CDO will promote fundraising for public media generally, as well as for specific programming and operational needs, as flows from the collaborative efforts with stations. Overall, the CDO will undertake fundraising and related activities that promote and support an effective, stable, growing, and vibrant public radio ecosystem.

Required qualifications and experience:

– Commitment to NPR’s mission, the broader public radio landscape, and high-quality journalism.

– Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree or record of continuing education preferred.

– Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in fundraising from individuals, families, foundations, and corporations, including major and planned gifts, as well as development operations and stewardship. Previous experience in an organization with an affiliate structure, and in planning and leading a large-scale fundraising campaign is highly desired.

– Minimum of 10 years of management experience, including staff oversight and designing and/or implementing world-class fundraising operations and donor stewardship programs.

– Keen understanding of the evolving nature and dimensions of philanthropy, including motivations for giving and for volunteering.

– Steeped in modern philanthropy best practices, including those pertaining to research, qualification, cultivation, and stewardship, as well as face-to-face solicitations and proposals.

– Strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve diversified funding and sustainable growth. Experience working directly with the most senior levels of an organization and the ability to effectively engage and strategize with various stakeholders.

– Demonstrated ability to strategically move individuals and institutions across the spectrum of prospect development. A history of securing six, seven, and eight-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with strategies for grooming the next generation of major gift donors.

– Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic marketing and communications in support of philanthropic goals.

– Experience identifying, inspiring, nurturing, and motivating board members and other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective philanthropic network.

– Highly developed skills in organizational efficiency and project leadership, including demonstrated accomplishments while working with cross-functional teams.

– Ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about prospect/constituency engagement strategy and process.

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

NPR is building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard,  and inclusion is the key to success.  NPR seeks leaders who have shown a demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How To Apply

NPR has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr., Managing Director
Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy
Diversified Search
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174 | 212.542.2587

New York


The Organization

Solar One is a fast-paced organization with programming throughout New York City’s five boroughs and in nearby New Jersey. Through specialized education across a range of audiences, we are addressing climate change and building the resiliency and sustainability of the region: forming students into the environmental stewards of tomorrow, developing the green workforce needed to reach our region’s environmental goals, and making renewable energy accessible and affordable for more and more local residents. Throughout our work, we seek to uplift the voices and goals of the communities we serve. This includes underserved schools, un- and under-employed adults seeking workforce training, and affordable housing and environmental justice organizations. A new Solar One Environmental Education Center slated to be built in 2022 will offer the opportunity to expand our programming, rebuild and diversify revenue streams, and provide a focal point for New York City’s development as an environmental leader.

Position Overview

The Director of Development will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Solar One’s revenue streams including private foundation grants, government contracts, individual giving, events, and fee-for-service; and building new revenue streams such as program-related investment, social impact investment funds, corporate sponsorships, earned income, and other emerging funding vehicles. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Co-Program Directors and the Development Team in all development and fundraising endeavors. We recognize that this is a time of economic uncertainty; but with uncertainty comes opportunity.  The Director of Development will be ready for the challenge of re-building revenue streams and exploring new sources of income within this uncertainty.  The position can operate remotely for the next 6-12 months and then will transition to in-person when the pandemic is under control.


Must embrace the mission of Solar One.

Have strong interpersonal and writing skills.

Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, especially emerging or innovative funding streams.

Experience with the intersection of racial equity, social justice and climate change is a plus.

Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and past experience working with individuals from various backgrounds is helpful.

Have the desire to build external relationships.

Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.

Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense, and good listening ability.

Have experience in building successful social impact programs, public-private partnerships, as well as deep understanding of the public and social sector is helpful.

Five years of experience in professional fundraising or a related field.


Monitor and implement best practices and understand fundraising trends in order to advise on strategy.

Work with the development and communications staff to identify and execute strategies for strengthening organizational storytelling across visibility opportunities, including print and digital resources as well as public events. This includes working with internal staff as well as communities we serve to craft stories that accurately reflect our work and values.

Oversee pilot projects and social impact programs with a connection to our core business. This includes, but is not limited to, building programs, identifying partners, liaising with internal departments and external stakeholders to execute and measure success.

Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.

Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements. This includes oversight of two existing writers.

Develop, plan, and direct the build-up and stewardship of an annual fund program; a capital campaign and other major fundraising drives; and fundraising special events.

Staff Board Development Committee meetings; supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff.

Work with Finance Department to set budget goals, track expenses, and report to donors.

Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.

How To Apply

Solar One offers a generous benefits package.  Compensation structure is flexible and is commensurate with experience.

If you are interested in the position, please send a cover letter and resume to

Solar One values change and difference within the Solar One organization.  We strive to attain equity, inclusion and justice in all elements of our work.  We support the interdependent needs of people who lack access to renewable energy and resilience in a rapidly changing world. Solar One recruits and employs through a lens of equity and encourages people of all races, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, justice system involvement, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law to apply.

Rockville, MD

Development Associate, RespectAbility

The Organization

RespectAbility is a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with employers, entertainment leaders, governors, policy makers, educators, self-advocates, non-profits, faith-based organizations, philanthropists and the media to fight stigmas and advance opportunities. Led by diverse people with disabilities and allies, RespectAbility knows that people with disabilities and their families have the same hopes and dreams as everyone else.

RespectAbility accomplishes our mission with a three-part strategy:

  1. Fighting stigmas by promoting diverse, authentic and accurate portrayals of people with disabilities
  2. Advancing opportunities by identifying and promoting best practices in education, employment, civic engagement and access
  3. Leadership development to strengthen a talent pipeline of people with disabilities

Position Overview

RespectAbility’s Development Associate will support the Manager of Inclusive Philanthropy, staff and board in our work to generate contributions from foundations, corporations, governmental agencies and individuals, as well as maintain positive relationships with current funders. There is no direct solicitation required or expected – this is a role for someone with excellent research, writing, computer, organization and administrative skills who is passionate about our mission. Founded in 2013, we now look to substantially increase our $2 million budget, sustaining and accelerating our organizational growth and ability to advance the necessary progress needed by the disability community.

Salary, healthcare, vacation and other benefits provided. Position will work remotely at least for the duration of the pandemic. We prefer people located near our offices in Rockville, Maryland, or Los Angeles, California but will consider people in other locations.


  • Prepare and support the RespectAbility team in all aspects of development operations, including grant applications and reports, annual fund solicitations, major gift solicitations, database management, lead generation and relationship management with existing funders and prospective donors.
  • Support the Manager of Inclusive Philanthropy and Development in prospect research and establishing contact with prospective funders, and support scheduling of meetings between the President and Manager of Inclusive Philanthropy and Development and prospective funders.
  • Assist in the production of donor engagement materials, including letters, gift acknowledgments and other communications with donors, in collaboration with the Communications Department.
  • Work with the Director of Finance and Administration and other staff to build grant budgets, process gifts and pledges, handle data entry and donor record maintenance.
  • Work with team to create, cultivate, empower and support our Board of Directors in development activities. This includes helping to recruit and cultivate new board members with high integrity, commitment and fundraising/gift capacity, and ensuring that their capacity is realized.
  • Maintain a development and outreach and reporting program infrastructure that includes a donor and contact tracking database, donor communications calendar and evaluation and reporting systems.
  • In concert with the National Leadership Program Director, Manage National Leadership Fellows who are working with this department.
  • Create and oversee organization of fundraising including meetings, presentations and digital events. This includes tracking ongoing performance metrics on our work and assisting with preparation of grant reports.
  • Work closely with grant writing advisors and consultants.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

How To Apply


  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, including diversity, equity and opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Commitment to disability issues as well as a strong interest in issues of intersectionality and other marginalized communities.
  • Ability to work with CEO, board and staff to identify, research and connect with potential funding sources – especially high net worth philanthropists and major foundations.
  • Talented, detail oriented, highly motivated and honest professional with proven fundraising success.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills including grammar and spelling.
  • Minimum of two years of development/administration and gift outreach experience required.
  • Experience with data entry and database management required. Experience with Blackbaud e-Tapestry or Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Proficiency with the accessible design of office documents preferred. This proficiency can be gained with free trainings available on the RespectAbility website.
  • Excellent internet research skills, not only search engines, but also philanthropy sites, news sites, public records searching, at a minimum.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, fast-growing, dynamic nonprofit environment.
  • Team player who is flexible, upbeat and excited to work in a growing and mission-driven organization.

To find out more about RespectAbility, visit:

To apply please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Tonya Koslo: The salary range for this position is $35,000-$45,000.

People with disabilities, BIPOC individuals, and members of other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require any accommodations in order to most effectively participate in the application process, please contact Tonya Koslo at or 202-517-6272, and let us know what we can do.

RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RespectAbility complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.