Baltimore, MD

Senior Associate, Race Equity and Inclusion, Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Organization
The Annie E. Casey Foundation believes that all children have a right to become successful adults. Children of color continue to disproportionately lag behind white children on key indicators that would put them on a path to success. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is committed to providing support to Casey staff, grantees and partners so they can make better decisions and implement policies and practices that advance equitable opportunities for all children and families.

The Race Equity and Inclusion (REI) portfolio is focused on three strategies that drive our work :Creating and disseminating data products that Casey staff, grantees and partners can use to strengthen their decision making and measure progress toward results. Developing and disseminating best practices and resources that support the application of REI tools and strategies. Advancing policy and practice changes that increase equitable opportunities and outcomes for all children.

Position Overview
The senior associate is a full-time, senior-level professional position at the Foundation. Senior associates lead major efforts at the Foundation and manage complex teams and relationships with internal and external partners. Senior associates have opportunities to deepen their formal knowledge, expand their networks and challenge their thinking about improving outcomes for disadvantaged children and distressed neighborhoods.


  • Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the Foundation’s mission, values, standards, principles and programs
  • Inform and organize the development, improvement, implementation and evaluation of Race Equity and Inclusion strategies, tasks, resources and tools
  • Collect, measure, interpret and analyze data to inform Race Equity and Inclusion strategies, program offerings, trainings and tool development that ultimately improve outcomes for Foundation staff and the populations we serve
  • Promote the Foundation’s focus on Race Equity and Inclusion strategies and equitable opportunities framework to Casey staff, grantees, partners and stakeholders
  • Inform, guide and/or provide thought partnership to Casey staff, grantees, partners and stakeholders regarding Race Equity and Inclusion goals and strategies
  • Work in partnership with other Casey units to ensure alignment of results
  • Make recommendations to the director regarding grant making and identification of consultants to support the work
  • Design, plan, manage and/or facilitate Race Equity and Inclusion conferences, trainings, meetings or other convenings of Casey staff, grantees, partners and stakeholders
  • Provide one-on-one coaching/mentoring to Casey staff, grantees, partners and other stakeholders to advance their work
  • Share insight, knowledge and lessons learned to philanthropic peers who wish to implement similar institutional strategies
  • Review and provide feedback on draft publications, resources and tools
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key contacts, communities, organizations and networks by attending meetings and communicating with national partners and local communities
  • Prepare budget requests for assigned projects and monitor spending
  • Develop performance measures and execute grant agreements
  • Perform administrative duties in support of the above work
How To Apply
Please apply online at
Jestine May
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
701 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Seattle, WA

Major and Leadership Giving Development Officer, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish

The Organization
Our mission is to advance the quality of life for women of all ages, races and faiths, and their families. In support of this mission, the YWCA provides services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, reduce violence, eliminate racism and achieve equal opportunities for all people. Together with YWCA USA and YWCAs across the country, we are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We believe that, working together, we can create a community where: All women and families have a safe and stable place to live. All adults are economically self-sufficient. All children and youth develop the skills they need for successful lives. All people live with dignity—free from violence, racism and discrimination.

Position Overview
TITLE:                Major and Leadership Giving Development Officer
LOCATION:       YWCA, Fifth & Seneca, Downtown Seattle
REPORTS TO:    Director of Development
DESCRIPTION:  As a member of the Development team, this position builds and maintains relationships with major and leadership current, prospect and lapsed contributors, and provides YWCA volunteers the support needed to engage solicitations on behalf of the YWCA.


  • Manage a portfolio of major ($5,000+) and leadership ($50,000+ lifetime cumulative) individual donors in order to attain specific annual goals.
  • Create/oversee the strategy to identify, research, cultivate, solicit and steward current, lapsed and potential major and leadership level contributors.
  • In collaboration with development officers/portfolio managers, support executive staff, board members and other volunteers in all aspects of donor stewardship and solicitation; provide training/coaching as needed.
  • In collaboration with development officers/portfolio managers, support executive staff, board members and other volunteers in all aspects of donor stewardship and solicitation; provide training/coaching as needed.
  • Personally solicit and steward major donors, or facilitate solicitation and stewardship through face-to-face visits, with board members, community volunteers and/or executive leadership.
  • Ensure timely, meaningful acknowledgement for all major/leadership pledges and gifts.
  • In collaboration with development officers/portfolio managers, identify donors ready to move up donor ladder, including current annual fund donors with capacity to become major donors, and major donors with capacity to become leadership donors.
  • Prepare written materials, including relevant case statements, proposals, information bulletins and correspondences with major/leadership donors to inform them of the impact of their gift(s), and to keep them up-to-date about YWCA happenings and client needs.
  • Participate in the design of major and leadership donor events, house parties, tours and volunteer opportunities to keep current and prospective major and leadership donors informed and engaged.
  • Participate in development-related committees as assigned.
  • Participate in setting giving policies, guidelines, and reporting standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.
  • Work closely with YWCA program staff to help support resource development, assisting in securing necessary revenue as it relates to individual contributions.
  • Continuing search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity.
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring.
  • Work alongside volunteers, where applicable.
  • Assure that volunteers are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.


  • Candidate will have at least four to five years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, with demonstrated success in donor cultivation and major gifts solicitation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or fundraising management certificate (or combination of education and experience will be considered).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database required.
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal communication skills required; demonstrated experience working with board members and volunteers.
  • Knowledge of local philanthropic community a plus.
  • Core competencies expected: initiative, collaboration/partnership, oral/written communication, achieving measureable results, decision making and judgment, integrity, respect, flexibility, organizational awareness, fostering diversity, social justice advocacy.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In performing this position, the employee:

  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, agency staff, volunteers, and individuals in the community
  • Frequently stands, walks, sits, and climbs in performing duties and in traveling to off-site meetings
  • Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, and in general operations
  • Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files, and materials
  • Frequently to occasionally performs close work while updating files, reading program information, and using computer


  • Full time, 40 hours per week
  • Rate: $35 per hour
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Exempt
  • Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
  • At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan.  Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

CLOSING DATE: Position will remain open until June 22, 2015.

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume to


Executive Director, Hospital Foundation - Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. (Executive Search Firm)

The Organization
Carrington & Carrington has been retained to identify the Executive Director – Hospital Foundation for a Healthcare System.  The System consists of two full-service campuses, outpatient facility, rehabilitation center and over 2,400 employees.The system is located in a major urban area in Indiana within 35 miles of Downtown Chicago.

Position Overview
The Executive Director for the Foundation leads all of the hospital’s fundraising programs and activities.  The individual will provide leadership, strategy, supervision, planning, and direction in all areas of development.  Top priorities include fundraising, campaigns and activities, business partnerships, and all other programs for private and public financial support of the hospital.  The individual selected for the role will be responsible for operations and fundraising programs, overseeing and implementing the following priorities:  Annual Giving Campaign; Fundraising campaigns and activities and Grant and Foundation Gifts.  Other initiatives to be developed over time include:  Capital Campaign; Planned Giving Program; Physician Campaign; Employee Campaign and other aspects of fundraising events and activities.

The Executive Director for the Foundation will work closely with the hospital CEO and Executive Team, and the Foundation Board of Directors in all fundraising endeavors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, healthcare administration, or closely related field required.
  • Advanced degree a plus
  • 8 plus years minimum experience in securing major gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Strong financial management and budgetary experience
  • Demonstrated experience in healthcare/not for profit fundraising and project management
  • Prior experience in a mission driven, not for profit organization highly preferred
  • Ability to successfully manage independently in a complex environment where success is strongly aligned with solid interpersonal and business skills
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation desired
How To Apply
To express interest in the opportunity, submit a chronological resume and cover letter with Executive Director in the subject line to:  Marian Carrington: Please indicate in your email how you became aware of the opportunity.

Minneapolis, MN

Program Officer - International, The McKnight Foundation

The Organization
Background: Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Minnesota based family foundation has assets of approximately $2 billion and granted about $88 million in 2014. McKnight concentrates resources in the arts; early literacy; the environment; the region and communities; neuroscience and crop research; and select efforts in Southeast Asia and East Africa. McKnight subscribes to the Minnesota Council on Foundations’ “Principles for Minnesota Grantmakers.”

Position Overview
Position Purpose: The program officer for the International program reports directly to the program director.  The position provides operations, budget and project management for a global team of grantmaking and technical support consultants. Key to the position is the ability to link strategic program vision to the design and implementation of effective systems and procedures. Good communication and project management skills are essential. The position participates in assessment of grantee capacity for success and fit with funding criteria, including in the concept note, proposal review and reporting processes. Key to this work is to manage and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, grantees, key stakeholders, and other members of the Foundation staff.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide expertise in grantmaking and in the International program area (95% Collaborative Crop Research Program -CCRP, 5% Southeast Asia – SEA program)
  • Work with the Program Director to ensure that programs are aligned with the mission and program priorities established by The McKnight Foundation board.
  • Collaborate in review of concept notes, LOIs and grant requests within program area with consultant team.
  • Manage funding recommendations on grant requests within program area in collaboration with consultant team.
  • Monitor the progress of grantee organizations and integrate knowledge from grantmaking experience back into program activities in collaboration with consultant team.
  • Participate in grants administration by composing and processing grant-related documents and correspondence in a timely fashion, working with consultants to ensure their prompt and accurate compliance.
  • In consultation with Program Director, contract and manage consultants, to accomplish program area goals related to grantmaking, research, publications, reviews, and evaluations.
  • Foster working relationships with nonprofits, policy makers, funders, and other groups working on similar issues.
  • Nurture relationships with consultants and key grantees.
  • Model behavior that ensures that grantmaking principles and program practices align with Foundation values and operating principles.
  • Present information about McKnight’s International Program at selected gatherings that will advance the goals and objectives of the program.
  • Prepare grant- and program-related documents for quarterly board meetings and other communications needs.
  • Through close collaboration with program director and consultant teams, manage the various data collection and storage systems and help coordinate use of data and information for learning and credible influence (reports, website, written documents and presentations).
  • Manage and participate in program-related workshops and meetings.
  • Manage and participate in other program-related activities including: convenings, participation in grantee and funder networks, special events, and the commissioning of reports and publications.
  • Stay current on information about local, national and international activities related to the Foundation’s international grantmaking interests and areas of intersection with other program areas.
  • Project and Budget Management Review and verify monthly budget reports for the program.
  • Manage the budget and financial reporting process for Gates Foundation grant.Review and approve consultant invoices and grant payments for accuracy and adherence to budget, budget codes, and pay-out goals.
  • Management of priority projects, including program knowledge management.Communicate key issues and questions to program director, as needed.
  • Engage in activities outside the international program area.
  • Present information about McKnight’s International Program at selected gatherings that will advance the goals and objectives of the program.
  • Represent the Foundation in the community.

Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years related full time professional work experience in a foundation, nonprofit, or government field working in an international context focusing on agriculture or economic/community development with 5 or more years of project and operational management experience, or a combination of equivalent experience and training. Master’s degree preferred. Foreign language proficiency – French or Spanish preferred. Experience working with a family foundation is desired.​*For more detailed information about the job, please see the job posting on The McKnight Foundation’s website.

How To Apply
If you are interested in this opportunity please go the Job Openings portal on The McKnight Foundation website and submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume.

Competitive salary with excellent benefits.

New York, NY

Director of Development, Vera Institute of Justice

The Organization
The Vera Institute of Justice seeks a driven, experienced, and entrepreneurial Director of Development. Working with the President, trustees, and senior leadership, the successful candidate will strengthen current fundraising strategies and develop new ones, primarily amongst individual donors and other sources of unrestricted funding. This is an excellent opportunity for a development professional with a passion for justice and for a builder who can professionalize the development operations in a distinguished and evolving organization. With public interest in criminal justice and potential for reform at a high-water mark, and with the Institute under energetic new leadership, this is an exciting professional opportunity and the right candidate can have a significant impact on the justice system.

The Vera Institute of Justice, founded in 1961, is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization committed to justice, fairness, and human dignity. Through the testing of new ideas, research, policy guidance, and promoting debate, Vera helps justice system leaders increase the quantity and quality of justice they deliver. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Vera has four interdisciplinary substantive centers (Immigration and Justice; Sentencing and Corrections; Youth Justice; and Victimization and Safety) and one smaller program (Substance Use and Mental Health). Work within these centers and programs is expansive and includes efforts to help cities and states reduce jail and prison populations; coordination of legal orientation programs for people in deportation proceedings; development and implementation of assessment tools to reduce juvenile detention and screen for mental health treatment needs; improvement of victim services for people with disabilities; and helping police departments to improve relations with communities.

Vera places a premium on raising public awareness about the opportunities for justice reform, and has a robust communications department as well as its Washington, DC office that publicizes its research and program work to stakeholders and the media. It is regularly cited in major media outlets such as the New York Times and NPR, as well as on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures. Vera is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Vera is currently governed by a 24-person board of trustees, including the President. Trustees are drawn from law, finance, business, the social sciences, medicine, the federal judiciary, and academia (

Position Overview
Vera’s annual budget is primarily supported by grants and contracts with local, state, and federal governments and foundations, with an operating budget of $50 million (including substantial sub-contracts). Vera’s substantive centers and programs perform the majority of their own fundraising from government entities and foundations; staff members from across the institute cultivate relationships with a wide range of foundations and government agencies, write proposals, and manage their own grants.

Vera’s development function, established in the mid-2000s, focuses exclusively on corporate and individual contributions and has historically raised approximately $750,000 annually in unrestricted funding. The two vehicles for individual and corporate fundraising are an annual end-of-year appeal and a gala benefit. This year’s gala was held on May 19th at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. The honorees were Diana Taylor, Vice Chair of Solera Capital, LLC and Deval Patrick, Former Governor of Massachusetts. The development director position is currently open and activity is run out of the Office of the President with the part-time support of a Special Assistant and full-time support of a Development Coordinator. It is essential to the Institute’s strategic direction to substantially increase the level of unrestricted contribution in the coming years and to build a high-functioning development operation.

The Director of Development will report to the President, and work closely with the Director of Communications and the board of trustees. In particular, (s)he will staff the board’s Development & Communications Committee, establish annual fundraising goals, and develop the strategies to achieve and execute them with the help of the Development Coordinator and outside consultants as appropriate. Further growth in development staff is anticipated as general support revenue increases. Core responsibilities for this position include:

  • Set strategies for and develop and oversee all fundraising concepts, plans, and operations for contributed income from major gifts, direct marketing, planned giving, and corporate sponsorship.
  • Design and implement fundraising initiatives to set and secure revenue goals.Increase the portfolio of individual gifts and maintain active and productive relationships with major donors and the board to deepen their engagement and grow financial support.
  • Staff the board of trustees in all fundraising efforts and work closely with board committees and the President to set goals and direction for broadening the support base.
  • Oversee Vera’s gala event and plan all development-related events.
  • Create a case for support and other fundraising materials.
  • Manage Vera’s fundraising database and donor tracking systems and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization by ensuring that the organization’s culture, systems, and procedures support fundraising.
  • Analyze current grant management systems, and lead efforts to support fundraising activity across the Institute.


  • Vera seeks a candidate with the following qualities and skills:
  • A passion for, and working knowledge of, social justice and change;
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising leadership positions, with networks and a proven track record of securing significant major individual gifts or corporate grants and sponsorships;
  • Demonstrated ability to set strategy and execute plans;
  • Experience working productively with boards and/or other high-level volunteers;
  • Strong financial skills;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with fundraising databases;Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills, collaborative instincts, sense of humor, and charm; and
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefits.

How To Apply
Submit cover letter and resume. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2015. Online submission in PDF format is preferred. However, if necessary, materials may be mailed or faxed to:
Vera Institute of Justice
ATTN: Human Resources / Director of Development Recruitment
233 Broadway, 12th floor
New York, NY 10279
Fax: (212) 941-9407

Please use only one method of submission (online, mail or fax). No phone calls, please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Vera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Vera works to advance justice, particularly racial justice, in an increasingly multicultural country and globally connected world. We value diverse experiences, including with regard to educational background and justice system contact, and depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission. For more information about Vera, visit our website at

Baltimore, MD

Vice President, Finance and Administration, The Baltimore Community Foundation

The Organization
The Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) is a fast‐paced, dynamic tax exempt organization dedicated to inspiring donors to improve the quality of life in the Baltimore region through grantmaking, civic leadership and strategic investments. BCF believes that one of the great strengths of the Baltimore area is the rich diversity of its residents. We believe that our region is stronger, better and more prosperous when all residents have equal opportunities to participate in civic life. We strive to incorporate considerations of diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of BCF’s work. Our core values are trustworthy, inclusive and entrepreneurial.

With assets over $168 million comprised of over 700 charitable funds, BCF has granted over $392 million since its inception in 1972 and is one of the Baltimore region’s top grantmaking foundations. BCF is the fiscal sponsor for three major program initiatives and is affiliated with four supporting organizations.

$120 million of the total assets are invested in the BCF Pool with highly diversified asset allocations for long term growth. $21 million of the total assets are invested in the Money Market Pool to meet short term grantmaking needs. Both pools are overseen by the BCF Investment Committee, managed by professional money managers and advised by Cambridge Associates.

BCF undergoes a vigorous accreditation every five years and is certified under the Council on Foundation’s National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and serving as an integral member of the Management Team, the Vice President of Finance and Administration (VP) will be responsible for the development of BCF’s financial management strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, the VP will be charged with evaluating and improving policies and procedures both in the finance and general administrative realms. This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational and investment experience and a proven track record of creative problem‐solving and change management to join in a high‐growth, mission‐driven organization. We are looking for candidates with the following key characteristics:

  • Superior skills in managing people, priorities and resource allocation in achieving short‐term and long‐term goals
  • Proven knowledge in endowment management or in supporting implementation of investment policies
  • Excellent capacity in analyzing, developing and implementing business models using forecasting and risk management tools
  • Strong knowledge of technology with experience in deploying technology in a customer service‐oriented and mission‐driven environment

BCF is seeking to accelerate growth as it implements its strategic plan through 2016. The VP will play a critical role in assisting BCF in formulating its next strategic plan, which is anticipated to begin in early 2016.

Strategy, Vision and Leadership
Advise the President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and two other Vice Presidents (Management Team) on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters.
Serve as the management liaison to the Investment, Budget& Finance and Audit Committees; effectively communicate and present critical financial matters at select Board of Trustees and committee meetings.
Contribute to the development of BCF’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the Management Team informed of all critical issues. Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in banking and lease negotiations.

Team Development/Leadership

  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the finance, technology and administrative teams. Direct reports include Director of Finance, Director of Technology, Human Resources Manager and four other support staff.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.
  • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach.


  • Evaluate and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures.
  • Regularly evaluate internal and external risks and maintain adequate insurance coverage.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute the annual budget process.
  • Ensure adherence to the strategic plan and prepare reports to the Board as necessary.
  • Provide analytical support to BCF’s Management Team including development of internal management reporting capabilities.
  • Improve administrative and operational accounting services such as treasury management, retirement plan, grants payment processing, gift acknowledgement, payroll, accounts payable, and purchasing.
  • Serve as the liaison between BCF, landlord, building management and subtenants.
  • Manage front desk coverage and the administrative support pool.

As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of BCF and be driven by the mission. The candidate should demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground to lead social and organizational change. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has proven experience and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a driven, bright, diverse team.

The successful candidate will most likely have had management experience with both not‐for‐profit and for‐profit organizations. As noted, this is an organization driven by the values of its people, so experience in managing a “values‐driven” organization will be highly prized. Additional requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting or Business; MBA preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum 10 years experience in a senior management role ideally with both external audit and in‐house financial management experience gained in a high‐ growth organization
  • Experience in managing investment consultant and executing investment policies
  • Experience either as an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization; must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting regulations
  • Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Superior management and coaching skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
  • Energetic, flexible, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, board, staff and affiliates
  • Passion for BCF’s  mission and core values
How To Apply
The Baltimore Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search. We strive to be trustworthy, inclusive and entrepreneurial in all we do.We offer a competitive compensation package including benefits such as health, vision and dental insurance, retirement contribution and match, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, disability insurance, charitable match, flexible spending account, employee assistance program and more.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Kim O’Haro
Human Resources Manager
Baltimore Community Foundation
2 East Read Street Baltimore, MD 21202

Direct calls and/or unsolicited third party endorsements are strongly discouraged. No professional recruiters please.

Boston, MA

Director of Development, International Nonprofit, South Africa Partners

The Organization
South Africa Partners (SA Partners) builds mutually beneficial partnerships between the United States and South Africa in the areas of health and education. Serving as a catalyst of innovative approaches, SA Partners links people, strengthens communities, promotes social justice and fosters leadership in both countries. We believe that universal access to quality healthcare and education are prerequisites for securing a just democracy, and that the shared experiences in South Africa and in the United States offer common ground from which to forge lasting and productive programs that bring us closer to this ideal.

Our focus is to:

  • Facilitate meaningful partnerships that build the capacity of South Africa organizations
  • Nurture strategic collaborations and the sharing of best practices between the United States and South Africa
  • Strengthen people-to-people relationships between those living in South Africa and the United States to promote justice and democracy

Established in 1998, SA Partners is headquartered in Boston with program and administrative offices located in three South African cities – Johannesburg, East London and Port Elizabeth.  Our FY16 budget is $5+ million.

Position Overview
Working Hours and Compensation:

  • Full-time with benefits  Some travel required in the U.S. and South Africa – – estimated 10%
  • Some evening and weekend work required

The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director

The Director of Development is responsible for developing and managing the fundraising activities for South Africa Partners/U.S., and for serving as a technical consultant to our two sister organizations based in South Africa — South Africa Partners/South Africa and Masibumbane Development Organisation. Over the past eight years, SA Partners has been awarded large grants from U.S. Government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Agency for International Development. A key goal of the Director of Development is to diversify the organization’s funding base and increase philanthropic support (non-governmental funding). Charged with expanding major gifts fundraising through individuals, foundations and corporations and growing our donor base throughout the United States, the Director of Development also manages: the Annual Fund, South Africa Partners’ signature fundraising gala, Itheko, and Development operations. The Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director and with the Development Committee of the Board of Directors, and supervises one Development Associate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a 3-year fundraising plan that aligns with South Africa Partners’ strategic plan.
  • Manage fundraising activities to achieve revenue goal and grow philanthropic support by at least 20% year-to-year.
  • Direct all major gifts fundraising activities, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects.
  • Work in partnership with the Executive Director and Board Fundraising Committee to achieve benchmarks.
  • Manage the Executive Director’s major gifts portfolio.
  • Manage all Annual Fund activities, including year-end solicitation and related messaging and collateral, and stewardship.
  • Plan and develop all fundraising collateral.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop messaging that aligns with fundraising strategy and resonates with our donor community.
  • Manage foundation and corporation fundraising in the U.S. Work closely with the Executive Director on strategy development and the proposal development process.
  • Develop and implement strategies to expand the donor base throughout the U.S., with special emphasis on New York, the West Coast and Boston.
  • Manage all aspects of Development operations, including donor database and donor stewardship. A new donor database will be implemented during the first half of 2016.
  • Direct all aspects of Itheko, South Africa Partners’ signature gala attracting 350+ guests, including event strategy, all pre- and night-of fundraising and development of event marketing materials, and management of a contract event producer that executes key activities. The next gala will be in the spring of 2016.
  • Build and manage the Development budget.
  • Work closely with volunteer advocates, including the Board of Directors and its Development Committee, the Council of Friends and the gala Host Committee.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus.6+ years of experience in a Development role with progressive responsibilities; some management experience a plus.
  • Outstanding writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Track record of major gifts fundraising, with personal experience closing gifts in the 5- and 6-figure range.
  • Track record with Annual Fund solicitations, with demonstrated year-to-year growth in both revenue and numbers of donors.
  • Track record of individual fundraising achievement as measured against individual goal.
  • Proficiency using donor database tools (Raisers Edge or similar).

Other Attributes:

  • Demonstrated interest in South Africa and social justice issues
  • Strategic thinker
  • Extremely well organized and strong multi-tasking skills
  • Team player with sense of humor
  • Professional and mature demeanor
  • Flexible work style
  • Ability to operate with limited resources and manage against a budget
  • Absolute honesty and integrity
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
How To Apply
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to by July 31, 2015. AA/EOE.
The start date will be November/December 2015, to coordinate with the planned departure of the current Director of Development.

Denver, CO

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Denver Foundation

The Organization
The Denver Foundation, one of the nation’s preeminent community foundations, seeks an innovative and dynamic leader to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President and CEO is responsible for the strategic, financial, and operational leadership of the organization. Working in collaboration with a dedicated staff and external partners, the successful candidate will continue the Foundation’s remarkable growth and will generate support and invest resources to strengthen the Denver metro community.

The Denver Foundation, established in 1925 to meet the changing needs of the community, is on the eve of its 90th anniversary. Today, the Foundation’s vision is a community where all residents of metro Denver have the opportunity for a high quality of life. The Foundation stewards assets that are approaching $800 million, which are distributed across its endowment and nearly 1000 different charitable funds created by individuals, families, and businesses.

The Denver Foundation is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan focused on four community objectives (basic human needs, economic opportunity, education, and community leadership), as well as several internal and partner objectives. More information about The Denver Foundation, and its current strategic priorities and successes, can be found at

Position Overview
The President and CEO will lead the Foundation to new levels of success in this critically important period, as the need for a strong community foundation in the region is greater than ever. The President and CEO will be responsible for all the activities of The Denver Foundation and will be charged with seeing that the mission, vision, and values of the Foundation are fulfilled in a rapidly changing landscape. To do so, s/he should have an ability to guide a complex and dynamic organization into a new era of growth and responsiveness. This will require experience leading a substantial organization and an understanding of both change management and the infrastructure necessary to ensure operational success. S/he will have a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and will be an effective communicator, both internally and externally; a careful steward of the Foundation’s resources, with a keen business acumen and demonstrated experience in fundraising; and above all else, a servant leader.

How To Apply
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the completion of the search process. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume online at Inquiries and nominations can be submitted on the web or by contacting the search firm at:
Deborah Hodson and Cati Mitchell
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415.655.4900

The Denver Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Southfield, MI

Senior Program Officer, The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

The Organization
The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation was formed in 1955 and endowed following the death of Mr. Fisher in 2005. The Foundation’s core philosophy is grounded in the beliefs of its founders and the family’s shared Jewish values that life’s purpose is found in service to others.The mission of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is to enrich humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families in need. While remaining flexible in our approach we give priority to: Providing for the needs of and ensuring the future of the Jewish people and to respecting our legacy and commitment to the Detroit community. Areas of critical importance include education, arts & culture and health with particular attention to HIV/AIDS.

Position Overview
The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is looking to add a Senior Program Officer to continue to broaden their tremendous commitment to enriching humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families in need. A minimum of 5-7 years experience in a grant-making organization or related non-profit professional experience is required.

How To Apply
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Portland, OR

Portfolio Director, Resilient Social Sector, Meyer Memorial Trust

The Organization
The Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) – originally called the Fred G. Meyer Charitable Trust – was founded in 1982 by Fred Meyer, who started the chain of Pacific Northwest-based retail stores that bears his name. Having left instructions in his will to establish the charitable trust, he bequeathed it nearly two million shares of stock in Fred Meyer Inc., and gave the Trust no prescriptive constraints. Instead, he allowed the Trustees to establish broad frameworks that would be responsive to the region he so loved. Today, his values – to innovate, take risks, embrace diversity, adapt to changing circumstances, contribute to economic development/parity and to develop the power of the mind – continue to create and inform the culture of the Trust, influencing its activities and role that it plays in the region. Today, with assets of approximately $785 million, it is still among the largest foundations in the nation. The Trust’s mission is to work with and invest in organizations, communities, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon.

Position Overview
The Portfolio Director reports to the Director of Programs and leads the work of the Resilient Social Sector portfolio team. The position’s core responsibilities include collaborating with senior leadership to set the portfolio strategic direction; developing and executing strategy and work plans; overseeing portfolio assessment; providing field leadership; and inspiring community partnerships, collaborations, and co-funding relationships. The Portfolio Director also prepares and manages the portfolio’s grant making and administrative budgets, and is responsible for team operations and the performance management of direct reports. The position is responsible for cultivating successful collaborations across the Trust’s portfolios and leveraging connections and skills from throughout the organization to strengthen both the portfolio and the Trust. As the leader of the Resilient Social Sector team (which will include Program Officers, Program Associates and a dotted-line relationship to the Leadership Development Program Officer) the position will be responsible for managing professionals at various stages in their professional development and careers. In all facets of responsibility, the Portfolio Director ensures that the Trust’s key values of equity, collaboration, innovation, responsiveness, humbleness, and transparency are upheld.

How To Apply
Meyer Memorial Trust has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions.

No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.

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