Philadelphia, PA

Operations & People Director, Pennsylvania Humanities Council

The Organization

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council is a high-impact statewide organization that puts the humanities in action to create positive change. Our programs and grants bring Pennsylvanians together to build avenues for civic involvement and community development, and for youth and adult learners to strengthen skills for school, work, and personal improvement. We are an independent partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and part of a network of 56 state humanities councils that spans the nation and U.S. jurisdictions. Learn more at pahumanities.org.

Position Overview

This is a new full-time opportunity to manage and help grow the business operations, finance, database and IT administration, and human resources activities of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.  We are looking for an entrepreneurial candidate ready to be a thought-partner on our senior management team, who is strong on big picture strategy, while not shying away from day-to-day operations work and managing a three-person team.  We seek doers and changemakers, the kind of team member who sees what has to get done and leverages their knowledge, networks, and resources to make it happen. You’ll also believe in solutions that involve everyone, and you’ll value creating an organization and culture where we all can thrive. You’ll have the operational know-how, people skills, and strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging that will enable you to at once help position us as a well-capitalized organization, advance our infrastructure, and build a rewarding inclusive work environment for our high-performing, talented staff.

The major responsibilities for the role encompass five key areas:  1) Organizational Leadership and Effectiveness; 2) Finance and Accounting Administration; 3) HR and Payroll Administration; 4) Information Technology and Data Management; 5) Office, Facilities, Board and Events Management.

QUALIFICATIONS

●        Bachelor’s degree, plus at least eight years of work experience, including a background in managing operations and leading new CRM solutions and IT systems, preferably in a nonprofit setting

●        Strong leadership skills, with at least two years managing and coordinating staff and projects or initiatives

●        Bookkeeping and financial management

●        Human resource experience and payroll administration

●        Strong ability to manage information communication and technology solutions like Salesforce

●        Passion for the humanities, and personal values consistent with PHC’s mission

●        Energetic, positive, and enjoys working in a fasted-pace, entrepreneurial environment

Salary and work environment:

The salary range for this position is between $75,000 and $85,000.  This is currently a hybrid (in-person and remote position) but occasional travel is possible.

How To Apply

Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position addressed to hr@pahumanities.org. Please pdf your cover letter and resume then combine them so that your cover letter is first and your resume follows it.  Please use the following format in the subject line of the email Last Name, First Name Operations & People Director.

Baltimore, MD

Director of Funding Innovation, Baltimore's Promise

The Organization

About Baltimore’s Promise

Baltimore’s Promise is a citywide collaborative composed of public, business, higher education, nonprofit, community, and philanthropic leaders. We serve as a catalyst for organizing efforts and resources around a shared vision: all Baltimore City youth will travel a safe, healthy, and successful educational path from cradle to career. Baltimore’s Promise uses data to report on outcomes for children from birth through their early careers in order to understand the complex needs of our city’s children.

We promote a data-based approach to program and policy design–one that is informed by context and lived experience of the communities affected and conducted with the participation of all stakeholders. Recognizing enduring inequalities resulting from persisting racism, ethnocentrism, sexism, and the intersections thereof, we employ a race equity lens to all aspects of data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baltimore’s Promise is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as administer all personnel actions, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, status as an individual with a disability who is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of his or her position, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws. Baltimore’s Promise will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination, and any such conduct is prohibited.

Position Overview

Baltimore’s Promise is seeking a Director of Funding Innovation (DFI) to lead critical operational and project management functions of Baltimore’s Promise. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) the DFI has a dual role of advancing innovative funding practices internally and externally.

Externally, the DFI will oversee a portfolio related to philanthropic innovation, inclusive of the administration of funding collaboratives including but not limited to the Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative and B’More Invested; the co-development of a participatory, youth-led grantmaking structure; and the incubation and development of new funding collaboratives as opportunities arise. Internally, the DFI will be the lead project manager and have significant implementation responsibilities related to Fee-for-Service (FFS) projects, a growing revenue stream for Baltimore’s Promise. FFS projects are time-limited engagements supportive to public systems or non-profit partners and may be team-specific or cross-cutting across Data, Operations, Funding Innovation, and Program teams. The central management of FFS projects will be the responsibility of the DFI. Over time, the DFI will support the Executive Leadership Team of Baltimore’s Promise in strategically cultivating FFS opportunities and setting FFS revenue targets as this body of work expands.

The ideal DFI candidate has held previous roles in philanthropy or philanthropy-adjacent contexts (e.g. allocation of public capital for non-profit and community partners), has experience directing funding and resources, and/or was responsible for the management and execution of processes to allocate resources, public and/or private. Other desired experience includes the proactive engagement of a diverse set of stakeholders, involvement in collaborative projects or initiatives inclusive of multiple entities and their staff, project management skills at the initiative level, budget development and oversight, and management of direct reports. Importantly, the DFI must have a strong understanding of inequitable practices that have long been a part of funding and resource allocation processes that have contributed to the systemic disinvestment in communities of color and leaders Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)-led organizations, locally and nationally.

To be an effective member of the Baltimore’s Promise team, the DFI must work in alignment with the Baltimore’s Promise’s organizational values, listed below, and our race equity and inclusion statement, linked here.

In our fight for justice and systems change, our values as individuals, teams, and as an organization are the following:

  • Equity – Our efforts and initiatives are co-developed and driven by the lived experiences of those most negatively impacted by the outcomes we seek to improve. Race, ethnicity, gender, or other attributes should not have predictive power over support, resources, and opportunities that one can access.
  • Hustle – We are self-starters who take the initiative to strategically identify and advance solutions to address failures in achieving positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. We work efficiently, cross-functionally, and resourcefully – with a sense of urgency – to carry out the mission of the organization.
  • Humanity – We honor individuals and communities by holding ourselves and our partners accountable to act with integrity, compassion, kindness, and empathy.
  • Creativity – We are fun and innovative. Our first idea may not be the final strategy because we look for and embrace new ideas from diverse sources. We celebrate the accomplishments of staff and partners.
  • Shared Accountability – Shared Accountability is our collective responsibility for the work of the organization, not a threat of sanction. When we say we will do something, we will do it, and if we don’t, we will communicate our reasons why. We must be both supportive and critical of one another to ensure that we meet individual and team responsibilities that contribute to larger organizational goals.

Director of Funding Innovation Duties and Responsibilities

External Funding Innovation

  • Manage the philanthropic change portfolio by ensuring the successful development, implementation, and advancement of collaborative and/or participatory grantmaking structures, including but not limited to the Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative (SFC), B’More Invested, and the Youth and Young Adult Participatory Grantmaking Structure
  • Oversee the role of Baltimore’s Promise as an administrative backbone for funding collaboratives and ensure high quality delivery of services in alignment with our organizational values
  • Manage staff and partners critical to the implementation of funding collaboratives, including but not limited to the SFC Program Manager and the Youth Leadership Coordinator
  • Serve in a co-development role and lead project manager for the Youth and Young Adult Grantmaking effort by ensuring a participatory body comprised of young people 16 – 24 receive relevant training and professional development, are prepared to develop and implement a decision-making structure allocating over $500,000 in funding and is in recruitment phase by October 2021 and fully operational by February 2022
  • Identify opportunities for funding innovation and philanthropic change in which Baltimore’s Promise can play a role (e.g. administrative backbone, facilitator, convener, data partner)
  • Serve as Baltimore’s Promise’s primary representative at relevant affinity groups and tables, such as Maryland Philanthropy Network, the SFC, and the SFC Governance Committee.

Internal Funding Innovation

  • Serve as lead project manager of Fee-for-Service (FFS) projects identified and approved  by the Executive Leadership Team
  • Develop scopes and budgets for FFS projects that incorporate necessary team capacity, subcontractors, materials, and other resources
  • Develop project plans in concert with relevant staff and leadership that lead to high quality deliverables or support within the timeframe and budget outlined
  • Serve in an implementation role as it relates to meeting facilitation, project plan development, staffing meetings, prepare relevant staff, creating meeting presentations, engaging external partners in service of the contract, supporting communication strategies related to FFS projects, managing media inquiries, and other scope-specific operational implementation duties
  • Identify, onboard, and manage subcontractors necessary to implementation of FFS projects, as needed
  • Manage the budget of FFS projects
  • Prospect potential FFS opportunities and develop pitches or proposals for Executive Leadership Team’s consideration
  • Other projects as assigned that are supportive of Baltimore’s Promise’s general operations and support cross-team efforts as needed, such as the facilitation or staffing of focus groups, events, and presentations

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • A minimum of eight years of experience in the nonprofit, government, or philanthropic sectors with roles and leadership positions showing a progression of responsibility over time
  • At least three years of experience in philanthropic or philanthropic-adjacent contexts (e.g. allocation of public capital for non-profit and community partners)
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in service of youth from low-income families; BIPOC communities; and communities experiencing concentrated poverty
  • Excellent project management skills on efforts that require multiple individuals and partners to execute successfully, with demonstrated proficiency in project planning and meeting process targets and deliverable dates for complex projects
  • Baltimore City residency (strongly preferred)
  • Previous experience managing direct reports and building their capacity through management style, guidance, and professional development opportunities
  • Previous experience with contract scope development, budget projection, and budget management
  • Experience directing or supervising multiple programs or contracts and managing efforts supported by both public and private funding streams
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills with a successful track record of clearly communicating complex concepts to diverse audiences
  • Strong meeting meeting and discussion facilitation experience
  • Strong analytical ability that can be applied in multifaceted ways, such as root cause analysis and assessing multiple sources of data that inform the development of new work or refinement of existing work and processes
  • Ability and willingness to apply race equity lens to all aspects of management, portfolio oversight, and organizational leadership
  • Ability to develop relationships with collaborators, decision-makers, practitioners, funders, resident leaders, community partners, and other key stakeholders
  • Understanding of Baltimore’s historical, social and political context, particularly issues facing children and youth and the local philanthropic context impacting Baltimore City non-profit organizations, grassroots organizations, and public systems
  • Familiarity with Results-Based Accountability and Results-Based Facilitation frameworks (preferred, but not required)
  • Alignment with Baltimore’s Promise values:

Salary and benefits

The salary range for this position is $90,000 – $95,000 This a full-time position with full benefits, including CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield health insurance options, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, cellphone and mileage stipends, and support for professional development opportunities.

Travel

In normal circumstances, periodic travel to conferences or issue-related convenings may be necessary, but in general, very little travel is required. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Baltimore’s Promise team works remotely. As of August 2021, out of an abundance of concern for the safety and wellbeing of its staff, Baltimore’s Promise does not allow staff to participate in in-person convenings or meetings.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials as PDF files:

  • CV or resume
  • Cover letter
  • Names, titles, and relational context of three professional references. We will not contact references unless you advance in the application process, and you will receive advanced notice.
  • Writing sample and personal statement: In no more than 750 words, please describe how you personally define the concept of race equity and inclusion and how you have applied a race equity and inclusion lens in your previous work. And, how can you envision applying this lens as a Baltimore’s Promise team member based on our organizational values and the responsibilities of the Director of Funding Innovation?

We are reviewing application submissions and scheduling interviews on a rolling basis until September 24 and will close the position when it is filled. Please submit your materials as soon as possible.

                                                                         Apply Here:

https://baltimorespromise.formstack.com/forms/dfi

Application materials submitted through online job platforms or by email will not be considered.

Seattle, WA

Associate Dean for Advancement, University of Washington

The Organization

The University of Washington’s College of Engineering is part of a world-class research university with a top-ranked health system—in Seattle, a region that is a hub of aerospace, biotechnology, global health, and information technology innovation. The College is ranked 11th in public engineering schools overall and is home to 10 academic departments with nine of the 10 ranking in their respective top 25, and two in the top 10.

Position Overview

Associate Dean for Advancement

College of Engineering University of Washington

Seattle, WA

engr.washington.edu

The College seeks an authentic, innovative, and forward-thinking advancement leader to provide strategic vision to all aspects of engagement, development, marketing, and communications for the College. As a critical member of the College and University Advancement leadership teams, the Associate Dean will be responsible for the strategic growth of all advancement activities and will lead and inspire a highly motivated team at the early stages of the University’s next multi-billion-dollar campaign.

A bold visionary with proven experience leading teams, the Associate Dean will bring professional expertise and new ideas and approaches to work. The successful candidate will be intellectually curious, transparent, and highly collaborative and have an appreciation for public higher education. They will have demonstrated success in and a commitment to creating and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace environment.

This is a rare and compelling opportunity for an accomplished leader to join a top-performing and uniquely integrated advancement team while playing a key role in maximizing constituent engagement, securing philanthropic support, and amplifying the College’s reputation globally.

How To Apply

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Lindauer Senior Executive Vice President Jill Lasman or Senior Consultant Donna Russell at https://apptrkr.com/2481844.

Princeton, NJ

Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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

We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our Guiding Principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Equity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthen our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. The Foundation offers a collaborative, collegial, and creative work environment. With a career at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, you will make a difference.

Position Overview
RWJF is seeking a senior program officer (SPO) to co-design, manage, and monitor theme-level strategies and programming in support of RWJF’s initiatives to improve health and health care. Working with the Healthy Children and Families (HCF) theme, the SPO’s primary responsibilities will include providing intellectual and organizational leadership in designing and implementing new initiatives; evaluating proposals; monitoring programs and grants; learning from program investments and activities; providing mentorship in the development of junior staff; and creating impact through dissemination of knowledge. Senior officers are based in the Foundation’s Princeton, N.J., office.

Successful candidates will have six (6) or more years of extensive experience and proven leadership and recognized in the field for specific content knowledge.

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Click here for more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply. Application deadline is September 19, 2021.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply

Email ffiondella@operationsinc.com

Washington, DC

Program Associate, Digital Democracy Initiative, Democracy Fund

The Organization

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

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

Democracy Fund is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Program Associate to support the work of the Digital Democracy Initiative (DDI).

The Digital Democracy Initiative supports the work to create an equitable and just democracy for all. We believe that no matter where they live or who they are, Americans should be able to get the news and information they need to engage in civic life and to participate fully in online conversations without facing discrimination, misinformation, or harassment. To that end, we invest in organizations and coalitions who hold digital platforms accountable, combat misinformation, and support the vital news our democracy needs to function effectively.

DDI sits within our broader Public Square program, which supports trustworthy local news and investigative reporting, equitable newsrooms, press freedom, community engagement, and digital spaces that advance democracy. Grantmaking is just one tool we use to support change. We believe as grantmakers we must be humble and oriented towards listening and service, recognizing that our grantees are visionaries and collaborators who we want to help succeed in the world.

You will be joining an early-stage team, on the fast-track to expansion, that is looking to infuse a stronger understanding and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) into our internal systems and external community building.

The Program Associate will report to the Associate Director of Democracy Fund’s Digital Democracy Initiative and help expand the Initiative’s capacity to engage with a portfolio of grants and consultants who develop and advocate for public policy solutions and new investments in civic information and public interest media. The Program Associate will also support the work of Democracy Fund Voice, a separate social welfare organization.

Democracy Fund is committed to working on systems level changes to address complex problems facing our democracy. We are looking for an organized, entrepreneurial, and goal- oriented individual who brings astute analysis, creative problem solving, and great communication and project management skills. Candidates must be comfortable working in a small, highly collaborative team within a fast-paced environment. The Program Associate will work with others on the Public Square team and across Democracy Fund to execute on a long-term strategy, improve internal processes and administration across the organization, and contribute to learning and team growth. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

GRANT MAKING, COORDINATION, AND CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Review grant application materials. Conduct and document legal due diligence for grants, sponsorships and amendments. Monitor legal issues in partnership with the Senior Counsel, Senior Associate, and Associate Director.
  • Prepare grant, sponsorship, and amendment agreements.
  • Compile and analyze grant and portfolio data that can be used for internal portfolio reviews, board meetings, and Democracy Fund’s annual tax return and audit.
  • Serve as a point of contact for grantees who need support using our grants management database.
  • Engage with grantees via site visits and other evaluation efforts (site visits and most work travel currently suspended due to the ongoing pandemic).
  • Complete other administrative grantmaking projects and duties, as requested by the Senior Associate and Associate Director.

STRATEGY, EXPERIMENTATION, AND LEARNING

  • Provide input and feedback to the team to help us experiment, learn, and refine our approach in grantmaking.
  • Monitor, engage with, and capture learnings from grantees and funding initiatives.
  • Monitor trends, research, and new publications to inform our strategy.

TEAM MEMBER

  • Collaborate with the larger Public Square team to defend press freedom, promote equitable journalism, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work effectively cross-functionally and creatively solve problems.
  • Promote a team culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning, quality, collaboration, positivity, and transparency.
  • Contribute to team administration and processes.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Public Square Program and other Democracy Fund departments on targeted areas of work.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Deep passion for strengthening American democracy and supporting news and information that serves communities, both online and offline.
  • Collaborative and strategic approach to work and planning.
  • Team player with the ability to build effective relationships and work collaboratively, and comfortable working in a small, highly collaborative team.
  • BA or equivalent experience preferred, with at least 3-5 years of experience in roles that involved managing multiple projects, attention to detail, strategic thinking, and organizing events, in the fields of journalism, digital democracy, and/or philanthropy.
  • Proven analytical and research skills.
  • A self-starter with an outstanding work ethic, and who is dependable, responsible, and has a creative and entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Previous grantmaking experience is valued but not necessary. Candidate should be able to analyze and assess organizations and their contributions to the field.
  • A learning mindset, self- and other-awareness, and success in developing and sustaining interpersonal relationships across differences.
  • Operationally focused with strong organizational and execution skills.
  • Ability to adapt quickly, work calmly, and maintain good judgment in a fast-paced environment; must be comfortable working through ambiguity.
  • Confident and diplomatic oral communicator with exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Skilled in proactively handling multiple assignments simultaneously with a sense of urgency, prioritizing tasks, and meeting deadlines to deliver high quality results.
  • Professional maturity, with demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment, and proven track record contributing to complex projects.
  • Works well both independently and as part of a team.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and comfortable using online tools for project and contact management.
  • This position will eventually be based in Washington, D.C. but will begin remotely due to the ongoing pandemic.

SALARY

Salary range begins at $73,900 per year.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

Washington, DC

Senior Associate, Digital Democracy Initiative, Democracy Fubd

The Organization

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

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

Democracy Fund is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Senior Associate to join the Digital Democracy Initiative (DDI).

The Digital Democracy Initiative supports the work to create an equitable and just democracy for all. We believe that no matter where they live or who they are, Americans should be able to get the news and information they need to engage in civic life and to participate fully in online conversations without facing discrimination, misinformation, or harassment. To that end, we invest in organizations and coalitions who hold digital platforms accountable, combat misinformation, and support the vital news our democracy needs to function effectively.

DDI sits within our broader Public Square program, which supports trustworthy local news and investigative reporting, equitable newsrooms, press freedom, community engagement, and digital spaces that advance democracy. Grantmaking is just one tool we use to support change. We believe as grantmakers we must be humble and oriented towards listening and service, recognizing that our grantees are visionaries and collaborators who we want to help succeed in the world.

You will be joining an early-stage team, on the fast-track to expansion, that is looking to infuse a stronger understanding and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) into our internal systems and external community building. The ideal candidate brings a demonstrated experience with policy campaigns involving Congress, the White House, or in a state or federal regulatory agency.

The Senior Associate will report to the Associate Director of Democracy Fund’s Digital Democracy Initiative and will manage a portfolio of grants and consultants who develop and advocate for public policy solutions and new investments in civic information and public interest media. The ideal candidate is a systems-thinker who is passionate about helping others achieve their goals, and about improving the efficiency and effectiveness of internal processes. The Senior Associate will also support the work of Democracy Fund Voice, a separate social welfare organization.

We are looking for candidates who can bring a range of experiences and expertise to bear on the challenges our media, digital public square, and democracy face. Candidates must be comfortable working with a small, highly collaborative team in a fast-paced environment. The Senior Program Associate will work with others on the Public Square team and across Democracy Fund to execute a long-term strategy, develop and manage internal processes and administration across the organization, and support learning and team growth. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

GRANTMAKING, COORDINATION, AND CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Collaborate with the DDI Associate Director to support overall efforts, including management of staff, consultants, programming, and grantmaking.
  • Manage a portfolio of grants with other program staff, including identifying, shaping, and preparing grants for consideration by the Associate Director, foundation investment committee, and board of directors.
  • Foster meaningful collaborations with current grantees and support their success. Monitor the field and develop a pipeline of new grantees who can help meet the goals of the strategy as it shifts.
  • Maintain and support communities of practice that foster collaboration and expand impact through events, communications, and network building.

LEARNING, IMPACT, AND PARTNERSHIP

  • Partner with Democracy Fund’s Strategy, Impact, and Learning team to help us experiment, learn, and refine our grantmaking approach.
  • Leverage communications and outreach to advance digital democracy initiative campaign goals and promote accountability within the digital public square.
  • Monitor, engage, and capture learnings from grantees as they execute their grants and help share findings across the field.
  • Facilitate increased dialogue and collaboration in the field by convening grantees, experts, academics, change-makers, and leaders. Build and manage the stakeholder network through convenings and events, as appropriate.
  • Strengthen philanthropic partnerships within DDI by maintaining strong relationships with partner funders, developing new strategies, and advising donors and foundations.
  • Represent Democracy Fund at events and in partnerships in a manner consistent with our mission and values to drive funding aligned with Democracy Fund’s goals and in support of our grantees.

TEAM MEMBER & LEADERSHIP

  • Collaborate with the larger Public Square team on events, intiatives, and processes that support local news ecosystems, defend press freedom, and strengthen equitable journalism.
  • Contribute to team administration and processes that make the Public Square Program effective and help us work together.
  • Serve as a leader within the broader organization through meaningful cross-team collaborations and participating in strategic planning on issues related to digital democracy and misinformation. Serve as a liaison between DDI and other Democracy Fund departments including the Grants and People teams.
  • Actively work to support the success of other members of the Democracy Fund team and cultivate an organizational culture that is highly collaborative, positive, and productive.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Director and Program Associate to set ambitious, motivating, and realistic priorities for DDI and its impact on the field.
  • Maintain stakeholder networks and oversee consultants and fellows working to develop, manage, and contribute to cross-team, cross-organization program, and philanthropy-wide programmatic efforts and special projects.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Passion for strengthening American democracy.
  • Nuanced understanding of issues related to racial justice, digital and print media ecosystems, advocacy, and civil rights.
  • BA or equivalent experience required, and at least 5 – 7 years of experience working in roles that engaged questions related to social media platforms, journalism funding, and media diversity.
  • Demonstrated experience with policy campaigns involving Congress, the White House, or in a state or federal regulatory agency.
  • Engaged self-starter with a zeal for systems and curiosity in proactively solving problems.
  • Experience with and energized by evaluating, improving, maintaining and managing workflows across teams and departments.
  • Demonstrated experience in incorporating principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion within your work and mindset.
  • Previous grantmaking experience is valued but not necessary. Candidate should be able to analyze and assess organizations and their contributions to the fields in which we work.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the willingness and ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse leaders and stakeholders from across the political spectrum and different walks of life.
  • Experience managing organizational change. Must be comfortable with ambiguity and working in a changing and fast-paced environment.
  • Professional maturity, proven track record of successful project management and working across diverse teams.
  • Excels at working collaboratively with staff at all levels to execute duties; proven talent in ensuring positive, proactive, responsive relationships within and across departments for compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Interest in employing a systems approach to change, bringing an ability to synthesize complex, nuanced information and develop innovative solutions. Collaborative, strategic and empathetic, especially when approaching work and planning.
  • This position will eventually be based in Washington, D.C. but will begin remotely due to the ongoing pandemic.

SALARY

Salary range begins at $98,300 per year.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply URL: https://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/EPNNvrmdvL/Senior-Associate-Digital-Democracy-Initiative

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

Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

San Francisco, CA

Staff Accountant, Stuart Foundation

The Organization

The Stuart Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to improving life outcomes for young people through education.  We believe that public education is a public good that can energize communities, fuel the economy, and strengthen our democracy. Our work brings together and supports leaders and organizations across a wide spectrum of different backgrounds and life experiences, from immigrant parents to state system leaders, and from youth activists to superintendents of schools, to realize a vision where all young people experience a great education. These Foundation partners push the system to renew the promise of public education, work to disrupt longstanding inequities, and endeavor to make schools places that build strong relationships between educators and students, foster intellectual curiosity, and center human connection

The Foundation has an asset base of $594 million, a current staff of 17, and makes charitable expenditures of approximately $22 million per year. While based in San Francisco, we work statewide in California as our primary focus, and also engage in specific, targeted activities in Washington State.

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

The Staff Accountant works with the Controller and the Senior Accountant to carry out the responsibilities of the Foundation’s finance team. This role is primarily responsible for all record keeping and accounting procedures related to a diverse investment portfolio, as well as the day-to-day accounting activities that support the work of the Foundation. The person in this position will interact in a collaborative environment with members of the Foundation staff on a daily basis.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

INVESTMENT ACCOUNTING

·        Prepares monthly spreadsheets for each investment fund, reconciles manager statements, and posts investment activity.

·        On a quarterly basis, makes adjustments to the monthly liquid investment accounts.

·        Reconciles statements for short-term investments on a monthly basis.

·        Monitors cash flow on a daily basis.

·        Prepares funding of capital calls.

·        Sets up new investment funds.

·        Processes redemptions and liquidations.

·        Reconciles all bank accounts.

·        Monitors checking account activity on a daily basis.

EXCISE TAX ACCOUNTING

·        Coordinates and tracks all excise tax related activities.

·        Participates in the preparation of the tax returns.

ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATIONS ACCOUNTING

·        Prepares monthly Budget vs. Actual variance reports and assists senior management with other budgeting activities.

·        Maintains and monitors fixed assets and depreciation schedules, monitors expenditures for  capital purchases.

·        Assists the Senior Accountant with administration and operations accounting support as needed.

·        Completes and submits annual business-related filings.

·        Assists Controller with maintaining and reviewing the Foundation’s insurance policies.

·        Performs year-end closing procedures.

·        Assists with the year-end external audit, including preparing schedules and interacting with the auditors.

·        Assists with preparation of annual tax returns.

·        Participates in setting priorities and goals for the finance team.

PROGRAM ACCOUNTING

·        Coordinates with Grants Manager to reconcile grants database to general ledger.

·        Along with the Controller, attends meetings with the Program Department as needed.

Job Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent preferred.

·        Background in nonprofits a plus.

·        Strong proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software.

·        Ability to multi-task and strong project management skills.

·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills; confidence speaking effectively on the telephone and in person.

·        Hands-on team player who can also operate independently.

·        Must be organized and have a high level of attention to detail.

·        Self-confident, collaborative, knowledgeable and an analytical thinker. Must demonstrate good judgement and the ability to take action as appropriate. Ability to handle daily work details accurately as well as other projects, and dive in and learn the business.

Our team is composed of compassionate, committed individuals working to make meaningful impact. The Stuart Foundation as an employer is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We value differences among individuals across multiple dimensions and we work to build an organizational culture where each staff person feels they belong. The Stuart Foundation believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical ability, religion and socioeconomic status.

The Stuart Foundation provides a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.

If you need a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our application process, please let us know.

How to apply:

Please submit your Cover letter and résumé to: heather.yates@theabdteam.com

The position is open until filled.

Atlanta, GA

Managing Director of Democracy & Public Policy Advisor, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

The Organization

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (AMBFF) invites nominations and applications for the role of Managing Director of Democracy and Public Policy Advisor. Reporting to the Foundation’s President, the Managing Director and Public Policy Advisor will facilitate the development of AMBFF’s strategy and learning agenda to strengthen democracy through promoting civic participation, protecting voting rights, and enhancing the role that journalism can play in informing citizens and supporting healthy civil discourse.

Position Overview

A renowned entrepreneur and co-founder of The Home Depot, Arthur M. Blank is now recognized for his values-based Blank Family of Businesses (BFOB) and as one of America’s leading philanthropists through AMBFF. After 25 years and more than $800 million in giving as of July 2021, AMBFF has committed to significantly escalating the impact of its philanthropy over the next 10+ years. This milestone coincides with deeper participation among the next generation of Blank family members on the board and in advisory capacities, partnering around their shared core beliefs, including the Jewish value of tikkun olam (“heal and repair the world”), and seeking a fuller realization of American ideals.

The Board is embarking on a journey of deeper learning and strategy setting for its new collective areas of giving, which include: Youth Development, with a focus on workforce development and economic mobility; Democracy, with a focus on Voting Rights and Journalism; and Environment, with a focus on Conservation and Climate Resiliency. Across these portfolios, AMBFF will look for opportunities to address the growing crisis of disconnection in our nation. Geographically, much of the work will continue to prioritize Georgia (with a focus on Atlanta) and Montana, while also considering the potential for greater national impact and influence.

The Foundation is now building the leadership team with Managing Directors for each of the collective giving areas and a Managing Director overseeing Effective Philanthropy for the Foundation. These new leaders will help shape AMBFF’s future and will work in concert with the President, other Managing Directors and the Foundation’s Finance and Operations leads to set a new course for the Foundation with respect to programs, operations and culture in advancement of AMBFF’s mission. In addition to the Managing Director, Democracy & Public Policy, the Foundation invites nominations and applications for the roles of Managing Director, Youth Development and Managing Director, Effective Philanthropy.

As a new role on the Foundation’s leadership team, the Managing Director of Democracy and Public Policy Advisor will report to AMBFF’s new President, Fay Twersky, and partner with the Board of Directors, staff and other stakeholders to collaboratively design and implement an impactful philanthropic portfolio. The Managing Director and Public Policy Advisor will provide guidance on the role the Foundation can play in policy and systems change, both as a resource for policy makers and as an advocate for community organizations leading the way. While the portfolio will have important place-based opportunities, the Democracy portfolio must consider impact and opportunity regionally and nationally, especially where voting rights are facing significant threat.

The successful candidate will bring national leadership, deep expertise, and dynamism to the work of the foundation. A deft facilitator and strategic thinker, the Managing Director and Public Policy Advisor will have experience building the relationships, program strategy, and team needed for aligning local, regional, and national resources in defense of voting rights and in support of journalism that informs citizens and supports healthier discourse.

TO APPLY

AMBFF is partnering with Katherine Jacobs, Julian Jackson, and Emily Wexler of NPAG on this search. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team is an essential component of the Blank Family Foundation’s work to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://npag.com/current-searches-all/ambff-mddppa

Atlanta, GA

Managing Director, Youth Development, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

The Organization

A renowned entrepreneur and co-founder of The Home Depot, Arthur M. Blank is now recognized for his values-based Blank Family of Businesses (BFOB) and as one of America’s leading philanthropists through AMBFF. After 25 years and more than $800 million in giving as of July 2021, AMBFF has committed to significantly escalating the impact of its philanthropy over the next 10+ years. This milestone coincides with deeper participation among the next generation of Blank family members on the board and in advisory capacities, partnering around their shared core beliefs, including the Jewish value of tikkun olam (“heal and repair the world”), and seeking a fuller realization of American ideals.

Position Overview

The Board is embarking on a journey of deeper learning and strategy setting for its new collective areas of giving, which include: Youth Development, with a focus on workforce development and economic mobility; Democracy, with a focus on Voting Rights and Journalism; and Environment, with a focus on Conservation and Climate Resiliency. Across these portfolios, the Blank Family Foundation will look for opportunities to address the growing crisis of disconnection in our nation. Geographically, much of the work will continue to prioritize Georgia (with a focus on Atlanta) and Montana, while also considering the potential for greater national impact and influence.

The Foundation is now building the leadership team with Managing Directors for each of the collective giving areas and a Managing Director overseeing Effective Philanthropy for the Foundation. These new leaders will help shape AMBFF’s future and will work in concert with the President, other Managing Directors and the Foundation’s Finance and Operations leads to set a new course for the Foundation with respect to programs, operations and culture in advancement of AMBFF’s mission. In addition to the Managing Director, Youth Development, the Foundation invites nominations and applications for the roles of Managing Director, Democracy & Public Policy Advisor and Managing Director, Effective Philanthropy.

As a new role on the Foundation’s leadership team, the Managing Director for Youth Development will report to AMBFF’s new President, Fay Twersky, and partner with the Board of Directors, staff and other stakeholders to build on Arthur Blank’s longstanding commitment to helping youth far from opportunity fulfill their potential. Recognizing, particularly in our growing economic climate, how critical untapped, diverse talent is meeting the nation’s employment needs, the Managing Director will lead efforts to design and implement a strategy to support new pathways for young people to achieve their dreams, have thriving careers and successful adulthoods. This strategy should also position the BFOB to play a central role in leading and convening other employers to participate in partnerships that support work-based learning, internships, apprenticeships, and more. Through leveraging AMBFF’s investments and influence, the Managing Director will help to connect and catalyze key players who can foster larger systems change and help high performing organizations to scale their programs and impact. While the portfolio will initially focus on Atlanta, the strategy will also extend to Montana and potentially nationwide, as momentum and support around youth workforce development grows. The Managing Director will also serve as an advisor to staff on AMBFF’s Founder Initiative team who are managing long-term relationships with existing grantees, such as First Tee and Outward Bound.

The successful candidate will have a track record of building bridges across sectors and drawing on the best ideas to strengthen, align and scale youth workforce development innovations. A youth development content expert and strategic thinker, the Managing Director will have deep knowledge of effective strategies to connect youth who are far from opportunity to meaningful employment, the key life skills that support economic mobility and the shifts that are necessary to make youth serving systems more effective, equitable, and sustainable.

TO APPLY

More information about the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation may be found at: blankfoundation.org

AMBFF is partnering with Katherine Jacobs, Cara Pearsall, and Emily Wexler of NPAG on this search. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team is an essential component of the Blank Family Foundation’s work to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://npag.com/current-searches-all/ambff-mdyd

Greenwich, CT

Director of Partnerships, Dalio Education

 

Organization Overview: 

Dalio Philanthropies is the Dalio family’s philanthropic enterprise, furthering the philanthropic enthusiasms of family members.  Dalio Philanthropies operates with a lean team that enables family members to develop their philanthropic passions, to learn from their passions as they pursue them, and to achieve positive outcomes and impact in those passion areas.

Led by Barbara Dalio, Dalio Education operates as an entrepreneurial team within Dalio Philanthropies, working to strengthen public education in Connecticut by engaging with educators, community leaders, and young people to achieve positive outcomes and greater equity across the state.  Dalio Education leads a results-driven philanthropic platform that includes the Connecticut Opportunity Project (a division of Dalio Education) and the Connecticut RISE Network (an independent organization co-founded by Dalio Education), as well as several collaborations benefiting students, public schools, and communities in Connecticut through an approach that supports educators and emphasizes the development of the whole child.

Dalio Education believes in the value that diversity, equity, and inclusion brings to a team and empowers each member of the team to embrace these values along their personal journey of growth and professional development.

Position Overview

Dalio Education is seeking a Director of Partnerships to support leadership in leveraging matching funds to raise additional funds for major initiatives, such as the Connecticut Opportunity Project and the Connecticut RISE Network; and to manage collaborations and maintain excellent relationships with grantee partners, funders, community organizations, and public institutions.

Position Summary: 

Dalio Education seeks a highly motivated, talented, and dynamic individual to serve as the Director of Partnerships to help the team achieve its mission.  The Director of Partnerships will support leadership in leveraging matching funds to raise additional funds for major initiatives, such as the Opportunity Project and RISE.  In addition, the Director of Partnerships will manage collaborations and maintain excellent relationships with grantee partners, funders, community organizations, and public institutions.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Dalio Education’s mission; who thrives in a fast-paced environment and excels at forming and maintaining relationships; who is adaptable, comfortable with ambiguity, and open to change; and who is able to work with and across multiple teams simultaneously.

Dalio Education is hiring for this newly created position for three primary reasons.  First, relationships matter and as we continue to grow we need more capacity to maintain excellent relationships with external partners and stakeholders.  Second, we aspire to raise additional funds to expand, diversify, and sustain the Opportunity Project and RISE and we need help to develop and execute a long-term development strategy toward these ends.  Third, we intend to form new collaborations to advance our mission and we need a dedicated person to manage these collaborations well.

Position Location:  

Greenwich, Connecticut

Given the current state of the pandemic, this position will abide by the current work-from-home status of the organization, but when appropriate, based on public health guidelines, will work from the Sound View office in Greenwich.

Travel:

The Director of Partnerships is expected to travel significantly in-state (60%) in order to meet with grantee partners and other stakeholders.

Reports To:

Chief Education Officer, Andrew Ferguson

Role Responsibilities:

Top priorities are subject to change and include, but are not limited to:

Support leadership in creating and executing a long-term development strategy that raises and aggregates capital for the Opportunity Project and RISE, among other priorities (50%):

  • Collaborate with leadership to set fundraising goals, organize campaigns, and shape capital aggregation strategies in furtherance of major initiatives;
  • Conduct market research to identify prospects, including individuals, corporations, and foundations, and to develop deeper insights into relevant philanthropic sectors;
  • Collaborate with the Opportunity Project and RISE teams to create investment materials, develop workplans, set milestones, and ensure projects meet deadlines;
  • Assist leadership in engaging development prospects and maintaining excellent relationships, and in developing proposals and reports, as requested; and
  • Track all fundraising activities and metrics and report to leadership on progress relative to goals.

Manage collaborations with grantees, funders, community organizations, and public institutions (50%):

  • Provide day-to-day project management for collaborations involving multiple partners (e.g., collaborations to close the digital divide in Hartford and Norwalk, etc.);
  • Represent Dalio Education with grantee partners (e.g., Fund For Teachers, CT Teacher of the Year Council, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Carver Foundation of Norwalk, etc.), performing portfolio management activities and regularly engaging with grantees to maintain strong relationships and assess progress on grant goals;
  • Perform informal research, analysis, and prepare materials to support priorities, as well as the exploration of new interest areas and potential collaborations identified by Dalio Education leadership;
  • Execute ad hoc projects, research, and initiatives as necessary to advance Dalio Education’s mission; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Position Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess the following professional qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree at an accredited higher education institution required;
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in forming and managing multi-sector partnerships and raising funds to advance collaborative social impact work required; and
  • Experience successfully demonstrating the cultural competency to work across diverse populations and the ability to build excellent relationships with stakeholders from various walks of life (e.g. colleagues, partners, practitioners, and community members).

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, attributes, and values:

  • Integrity, transparency, honesty, compassion, and strong ethical orientation;
  • Loves networking and cultivating and strengthening relationships;
  • Strong judgment, emotional intelligence, creativity, and analytical skills;
  • Resiliency under pressure and the ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving and entrepreneurial organization;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize, and deliver high‐quality work in a fast-paced environment where excellence is expected;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills; and
  • Highly proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Applications.

Compensation, Benefits, and Relocation:  

Compensation for this role is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Dalio Philanthropies provides a full slate of employee benefits including, but not limited to, health, dental, life, vision, disability insurance, supplemental life insurance, subsidized childcare, and a 401(K) match program.  Dalio Philanthropies also offers competitive vacation and holiday policies, as well as competitive relocation packages if necessary.

Please note we do not provide immigration sponsorship for this position.  Dalio Philanthropies is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

All employment at Dalio Philanthropies is subject to an extensive background check.

How To Apply

Please Apply Here: https://klbconsulting.applytojob.com/apply/nlec10QAYn/Director-Of-Partnerships 

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