Program Director, Fund for Shared Insight, Listen4Good

The Organization

Listen4Good (L4G) is a Fund for Shared Insight initiative dedicated to building nonprofit organizations’ and funders’ practice of listening to the people they seek to help. L4G leverages a semi-standard survey instrument and a set of capacity-building tools and resources for nonprofits to build their competencies for systematically listening and responding to feedback from their clients. To support organizations, L4G provides a suite of resources including an interactive web app, one-on-one coaching support, group learning, and financial support in some cases. Grounding our work is a fundamental belief that high-quality feedback, when fully embraced by organizations, can catalyze consistently inclusive and equitable relationships with clients.

Since 2016, more than 450 nonprofits across the United States have participated in aspects of the Listen4Good program. Looking ahead, we are seeking to test and refine our suite of resources, with the aim of making them publicly available for nominal fees by the end of 2021.

About Fund for Shared Insight Fund for Shared Insight is a funder collaborative working to improve philanthropy by elevating the voices of those least heard. Our goal is for foundations and nonprofits to be meaningfully connected to each other and to the people and communities we seek to help – and more responsive to their input and feedback. We believe engaging with the people we serve in more respectful and inclusive ways and working with them as partners in making changes will lead to more equitable experiences and outcomes for everyone we serve.

Position Overview

The Listen4Good (L4G) Program Director is responsible for management, oversight, and ongoing development of Listen4Good programs. As a member of the L4G Central team, this role will manage and support a diverse, virtual coaching team that provides direct assistance to portfolios of nonprofits participating in Listen4Good’s premium coaching program; oversee the Program Manager for Listen4Good’s Online+ program; monitor progress of the portfolio and ensure nonprofits are having a high-quality experience; assess and develop resources to support program execution and impact; and communicate and present on aspects of the Listen4Good program to external stakeholders, prospective partners, and program participants.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned strategic leader who has experience managing diverse teams and overseeing scaled programs, especially those that have a coaching component. Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of the direct service nonprofit field within the United States and a demonstrated commitment to racial equity and social justice issues. Having a background in organizational development, strategy/program design, and change management is particularly desired. Other required skills include an analytical mindset, facility with technology, and effective communication skills. Successful candidates are collaborative and fast-learners and excited to join a rapidly growing start-up organization at its early stages in conversion to a fee-based revenue model.

This role is a near-full time contract position and has the potential for conversion to a full-time salaried role with benefits in future years. As Listen4Good operates as a virtual organization, the position can be based anywhere in the United States but we have a strong preference for someone based in the Pacific time zone. We encourage individuals who reflect the communities whose voices we seek to amplify, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color and LGBTQ individuals, to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

· Cultivate a deep understanding of and champion L4G’s premium coaching and Online+ program(s) – our philosophy and values, the coaching model, available online resources and platforms, and the five-step feedback loop process.

· Manage a growing team of feedback coaches: conduct regular individual check-ins and provide strategic guidance /support on challenging coaching cases, plan and lead monthly group learning meetings, recruit and train new coaches as needed. Currently, we have eight coaches on our team. Oversee ad-hoc project teams focused on issues such as program design or issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

· Ensure participating organizations have a high-quality program experience: identify areas for improvement whether in available resources or in the program model. Deeply understand the experience of participating organizations. Represent and share organizations’, coach, and program perspectives in cross-functional team conversations.

· Provide direct coaching to organizations, as needed.

· Provide strategic leadership towards development of a sustainable and high-impact program model, based on portfolio/cohort and product learnings. Partner with L4G Central team members to guide program evolution.

· Oversee ongoing development of resources or changes to program model in conjunction with other L4G Central team members, which may include written articles, webinars, developing coach guidelines, or other materials.

· Guide and draft portfolio-level communications to participating organizations in conjunction with L4G Central team.

· Serve as relationship manager for funders that are sponsoring organizational participation in Listen4Good. Serve as secondary business development resource in recruitment efforts of funder partners.

· Represent L4G in meetings with external stakeholders.

· Monitor portfolio performance using quantitative and qualitative methods: track progress and experience of organizations through Salesforce reports, periodic third party evaluations, conversations with coaches, and any direct organizational feedback.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

· Commitment to social justice, racial equity, and inclusion, and a deep interest in lifting up the voices of the people least heard in society and whom nonprofits and foundations seek to help

· Prior work experience in an organizational leadership or senior consulting role, either with nonprofits, foundations and/or in the areas of program management, strategy, organizational learning, or measurement/evaluation. Experience with coaching-based program models is a plus.

· Superior strategic thinking skills. Able to formulate long-terms goals and develop milestone-based plans that take into account “go, no-go” decision points.

· Analytical mindset and excellent judgment. Able to review data of all different kinds, identify themes, and suggest action items. Ability to prioritize competing tasks and make decisions based on available information. Experience with survey design and analysis a plus.

· Strong management skills. Highly collaborative and able to build strong relationships in a multi-functional, diverse, virtual team. Able to communicate clearly both verbally and in written format across multiple mediums/platforms. Experience mentoring junior staff a plus.

· Strong self-management and project management skills. Ability to track multiple workstreams, set and meet deadlines, and manage others’ work.

· Entrepreneurial learning mindset. Flexible and open to feedback; willingness to learn new approaches and systems; comfort with ambiguity associated with a growing start-up organization.

· Familiarity with U.S. based philanthropic field.

· Knowledge, experience, and demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion issues.

· Adept at technology; experience with Salesforce a plus.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter and resume to Please submit cover letter and resume together and label with your full name. Given high volume, we will only respond to candidates who are moving forward in our process.

Washington, D.C.


Position Overview


The NEA Foundation

Washington, D.C.

The NEA Foundation (the ‘Foundation’), a leading national nonprofit and philanthropic organization founded by educators to advance public education, seeks a bold, creative, and passionate public education advocate to serve as its Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives.

Through its strategic initiatives — including grants, fellowships and awards programs, building communities of practice, and numerous collaborative efforts — the Foundation seeks to promote the best in public education. The Foundation believes that the most innovative and effective policies and strategies emanate from educators engaged in authentic partnership with policymakers, students, parents, and others committed to educational justice, equity, excellence, and opportunity. Through the transformative power of these partnerships, the Foundation believes it can improve both students’ and communities’ educational experiences and outcomes.

The Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives (COSI) will join the organization at a critical juncture. Reporting to the President, this is both an internal and external leadership role that calls for excellent conceptual acumen and communications skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to cultures of collaboration, partnership, and team building. Key responsibilities for the new leader include strengthening existing Foundation programs, creating new pathways for impact, driving new partner engagement, representing Foundation values and efforts to partners and the public, and leading and developing a mission-driven team.

The COSI will facilitate the design and direction of the Foundation’s grantmaking and other strategic investments, working most closely with the Foundation’s Program staff as well as senior fellows, consultants, and interns to advance the Foundation’s mission. The COSI also will serve as a thought partner to the President, senior leadership team, and key stakeholders.

How To Apply

The NEA Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to:

Ericka Miller, Partner

Katherine Stellato, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

1300 19th St NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036

The NEA Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunity in all employment-related matters, including hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers and other personnel actions, without regard to race, citizenship, religion, color, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation and political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by federal or District of Columbia law. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent management from implementing any legally permissible affirmative action programs. In addition, the NEA Foundation complies with the District of Columbia’s Human Rights Law.

Houston, TX

Community Partnerships Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation

The Organization

The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) believes all Texans deserve to be healthy. EHF is committed to transform the health of our communities by going beyond just the doctor’s office. By providing millions of dollars in grants, working with congregations and community partners, and providing important research, we’re supporting solutions that address the underlying causes of poor health. EHF was established in 2013 and is based in Houston. With more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and works to help 10 million people across 57 Texas counties.  #HealthNotJustHealthcare

Position Summary: The Episcopal Health Foundation believes that healthy communities are created when diverse people work together to develop community-driven, people-centered, health-oriented systems. Individuals, organizations, and coalitions can be powerful forces in changing the systems that impact community health when they are effectively engaged.

The Community Partnerships Officer supports the Foundation’s Community Engagement efforts and works with the Director of Community Engagement to develop and implement EHF’s capacity building strategies for strengthening community health. This is a new position that will work with community health coalitions and organizations to advocate for health equity, including racial justice and the social determinants of health. This person will be responsible for developing the strategy and leading the planning and implementation for expanding EHF’s work to strengthen community health coalitions and expand advocacy for health equity in our region.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Work with the Director of Community Engagement to develop and implement the Foundation’s overall community engagement strategy for delivering on the vision, consistent with the direction set by the Foundation’s board

• Work with the Community Engagement team to develop, plan, coordinate and implement community coalition building and engagement activities

• Develop training and other capacity building opportunities for community leaders to support and strengthen coalitions and advocate for health equity in their communities

• Develop and implement strategies for strengthening public advocacy work on health equity among EHF partner organizations

• Manage relationships with consultants and partner organizations for community engagement work

• Build knowledge of best practices for strengthening community collaborative efforts for health equity (including racial equity) and ensure that those practices are part of the Foundation’s work

• Help disseminate information on EHF’s goals, desired outcomes and strategies among community stakeholders, and communicate community perceptions back to the foundation

• Provide a high level of accountability and responsiveness to the diverse communities served by EHF

• Collaborate with other EHF divisions to support the integration of EHF’s engagement capacity across the organization; May lead cross-divisional projects as needed

Qualifications and Skills:

• Must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience in program development, community organizing, community collaborative development or related work; Master’s degree in an associated field is preferred;

• Experience working with community collaboratives or partnerships

• Experience working in health equity and/or social determinants of health preferred

• Demonstrated experience working to address racial equity issues strongly preferred

• Track record of success in developing new ideas and innovative approaches, strategy development and program planning

• Experience with public advocacy work and campaign strategies preferred

• Track record of working successfully across a diverse range of communities, institutions and population groups and building commitment among stakeholders

• Experience interfacing with a variety of stakeholders such as elected officials, community leaders and grassroots constituencies

• Exceptional relationship management skills and the ability to diffuse difficult situations

• Strong writing and presentation skills

• Experience in convening and facilitation of individuals and groups to work on collaborative projects

• Strong and creative strategic thinker

All employees are expected to comply with EHF values, EHF citizenship expectations and EHF policies and procedures. These include: taking responsibility for actions and outcomes, being a good stewardship of resources, being transparent, being a team player, producing high quality work and maintaining a high level of productivity. All employees are expected to have sound knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply at  The position will remain open until filled.

Eden Prairie

Manager, Program Operations, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

The Organization

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) supports efforts to enhance quality of life and prevent and relieve suffering of children, families, and seniors; preserve and promote the environment and the arts; and encourage the humane treatment of animals.

Founded by the late Margaret A. Cargill, MACP actively partners with capable organizations to make a lasting difference for individuals and communities, with particular attention to overlooked causes. MACP’s combined assets (Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation) place us among the top ten foundations in the United States.

MACP develops and implements integrated grantmaking strategies across seven programmatic areas we call domains: Arts & Cultures, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Environment, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, Teachers, and Legacy & Opportunity.

Our grantmaking approach is rooted in direction from our founder and reflects our Philosophy of Grantmaking.

Position Overview

The Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) seeks nominations and applications for the newly created role of Manager, Program Operations. MACP consists of two grantmaking entities – the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Foundation, both of which were funded by the late Margaret A. Cargill. MACP organizes most of its grantmaking activities into seven program domains with defined strategic boundaries. These seven domains include: Animal Welfare, Arts & Cultures, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Environment, Quality of Life, Teachers, and Legacy & Opportunity. Additional funds are awarded through special grant programs including an employee matching gift program.

MACP created the program operations function in 2018 within a culture that fosters a high level of cross-functional collaboration to improve the quality of its grantmaking. Embedded within the program team, Program Operations works closely with MACP leadership to ensure the effectiveness of MACP’s grantmaking, promoting a culture of rigor, stewardship, strategic clarity and accountability, and impact.

Following the hire of the first Director, Program Operations, the growing team now is responsible for: 1) supporting the effective operation and ongoing improvement of MACP’s grantmaking processes, practices, policies and systems; 2) supporting cross-functional efforts to ensure that MACP is in compliance with regulations and laws that govern our work; and 3) supporting the planning and implementation of program leadership goals.

The Manager, Program Operations will join the team during an exciting moment of growth and opportunity to play a critical role in the evolving scope of work of the MACP Program Operations team. Reporting to the Director, Program Operations, this position will focus primarily on facilitating the implementation of key program leadership initiatives and program operation priorities, the continual improvement of MACP’s grantmaking practices and processes, the implementation and optimization of a new business intelligence reporting tool for Programs, as well as assisting with special projects.

For a full position description, please visit:

How To Apply

MACP is partnering with Allison Kupfer Poteet, Cara Pearsall, and Julian Jackson of NPAG in this search. Applications including a cover letter, addressed to the MACP hiring team, describing your interest that includes a short statement about how you have fostered a positive, values-based organizational culture, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

Hamilton, NJ

Chief Development Officer, Grounds For Sculpture

The Organization

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture park, contemporary art museum, and arboretum, uniquely situated on restored landscape that was once home to the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Opened to the public in 1992, it has become one of the premier cultural destinations in New Jersey, welcoming and enchanting three million visitors since then. GFS was founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson, who saw the potential of the neighboring bygone fairgrounds as a place where artwork could be sited within the landscape, and visitors could delight in discovering contemporary sculpture. Grounds For Sculpture was designed to provide a space for visitors to engage with contemporary sculpture in an intuitive and self-directed way. The nonprofit organization presents and conserves an exceptional collection of nearly 300 contemporary sculptures, provides rotating exhibitions from established and emerging artists in six indoor galleries, and offers engaging and educational programs for all ages year-round, which include lectures from top minds, hands-on workshops, tours, concerts, and performances.

Position Overview

Grounds For Sculpture
Chief Development Officer
Hamilton, NJ

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture park, contemporary art museum, and arboretum, uniquely situated on restored landscape that was once home to the New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Opened to the public in 1992, it has become one of the premier cultural destinations in New Jersey, welcoming and enchanting three million visitors since then. GFS was founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson, who saw the potential of the neighboring bygone fairgrounds as a place where artwork could be sited within the landscape, and visitors could delight in discovering contemporary sculpture. Grounds For Sculpture was designed to provide a space for visitors to engage with contemporary sculpture in an intuitive and self-directed way. The nonprofit organization presents and conserves an exceptional collection of nearly 300 contemporary sculptures, provides rotating exhibitions from established and emerging artists in six indoor galleries, and offers engaging and educational programs for all ages year-round, which include lectures from top minds, hands-on workshops, tours, concerts, and performances.

Grounds For Sculpture seeks candidates for the newly enhanced role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Development Sub-Committee of the Board, the CDO is a member of the leadership team and oversees all functions of fundraising, including individual major and principal gifts, corporate and foundation giving, planned gifts, annual fund and membership programs, special fundraising events, and prospect research. The CDO will also work closely with a highly respected, engaged, and talented volunteer leadership group and serve as a key strategic partner to the Executive Director, working collaboratively across the organization to carry out Grounds For Sculpture’s mission. Key priorities for the CDO include the following: building out the infrastructure and processes for a sustainable, comprehensive, major-gifts-focused development program; establishing a culture of philanthropy across the organization; leading donor discovery, and enhancing the levels of engagement with current and prospective donors; creating greater awareness of Grounds For Sculpture’s mission to combine art and beckoning spaces to welcome, surprise and engage visitors in the artist’s act of invention; and, ultimately, aligning external funding with the financial needs of GFS. The CDO will supervise a current staff of four (down from a staff of seven prior to the COVID-19 staff reductions), and it is expected that the CDO will lead team expansion over time commensurate with the growth of the development program and GFS overall. Last year, the department secured a total of approximately $2.4 million in contributed revenue. (An additional $4.5 million of earned income came through admission, membership, and other sources.)

As Grounds for Sculpture is steadfastly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), an ethos which permeates all areas and levels of the organization, the CDO must possess the cultural capacity, lived experience, and shared commitment to DEI in the hiring of a diverse staff, and in all external affairs as it relates to supporting GFS’ values and goals of inclusivity. The Chief Development Officer must possess the skills and sensitivity to navigate and successfully cultivate a donor base reflective of the region’s diverse constituency.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree and strong academic credentials that will be credible to donors and other stakeholders are preferred.
  • A minimum of seven to 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, annual giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign (planning, implementation, management, and successful conclusion), preferably within a major cultural institution, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of significant supervisory experience, including experience creating and managing a budget. A strong record of recruiting and developing exceptional people and fostering a transparent work environment where collegiality is a key to success.
  • Hands-on experience with six and seven-figure gifts and greater, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies for grooming the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors. Success in securing gifts from both defined and undefined constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement philanthropic initiatives and achieve goals. A working understanding of how to effectively leverage various communication mediums and distribution channels to support philanthropic initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the players, strategies, and trends in the region’s philanthropy is preferred, particularly as it relates to the diverse constituency therein. Must have the ability to navigate the region’s philanthropic elite with aplomb.
  • An understanding of and commitment to diversity with the ability to work effectively with stakeholders from disparate backgrounds; cultural competency with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual, and gender identity.
  • A passion for and dedication to Grounds for Sculpture’s vision to be a leader, creative magnet, and vibrant space that invites a diverse public to create, learn, and discover personal meaning in their interactions with art, artists, nature, and one another. Ability to inspire and engage others as a senior representative of this important cultural entity.

Grounds For Sculpture, Inc. adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174 | 212.542.2587

How To Apply

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

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174 | 212.542.2587

Muncie, IN

Vice President for Development, Ball State University

The Organization

Located in Muncie, Indiana, Ball State University serves approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students across seven academic colleges with about 190 undergraduate programs. Ball State offers more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Originally founded to meet the need for more and better teachers, Ball State has earned a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation and serves as one of Indiana’s public research institutions while remaining committed to empowering its graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives.

At Ball State University, diversity is an integral part of its identity. Success depends on the University’s efforts to cultivate inclusivity within its pedagogical, scholarly, and creative pursuits. Community is an inherent and crucial aspect of such efforts at local, national, and international levels. As the University recruits and trains a diverse administration, faculty/staff, and study body, it strives to ensure that Ball State students are prepared to engage and succeed in increasingly diverse environments. Ball State will be a place recognized for its positive climate—one where all stakeholders know that their contributions to the mission of the University are essential to success.

For more information about Ball State University and the Ball State University Foundation, visit and

Ball State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Position Overview

Vice President for Development
Ball State University Foundation

The Ball State University Foundation is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to execute strategic direction for Ball State’s development team and fundraising campaign.

The Vice President for Development reports to the Ball State University Foundation President and Vice President for University Advancement and is responsible for driving all major gift activity for the Foundation. The person in this role works closely with the Chief Advancement Officer to help coordinate all principal giving efforts. The Vice President serves as a member of the Foundation’s executive leadership team and works in collaboration with the Foundation President to manage, motivate, and steward Foundation board members for the purpose of increasing philanthropic support to the Foundation and University. The incoming vice president will be expected to provide leadership to the development team, manage a comprehensive fundraising campaign, and develop an aggressive development program that increases the donor pipeline and ultimately increases private support to the institution.

The Vice President for Development should be highly motivated with a strong record of demonstrated fundraising experience and success in a highly complex organization or University setting. The incoming Vice President should be a self-starter, strong communicator and possess a high degree of integrity. The Vice President should have experiencing managing a fundraising department engaged in a comprehensive fundraising campaign of $100 million or more. The preferred candidate will have an advanced degree plus seven year of fundraising experience working in a complex organization or University setting, or a bachelor’s degree plus ten years of fundraising experience working in a complex organization or University setting.

How To Apply

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include, as separate documentation, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. WittKieffer is assisting the Ball State University Foundation in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by Monday, November 16. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal:

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Kim Brettschnieider

New York, NY

Director of Development, Park Avenue Armory

The Organization

Part American palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory fills a critical void in the cultural ecology of New York, supporting unconventional works in the performing and visual arts that cannot be fully realized in a traditional proscenium theater, concert hall, or white wall gallery. With its soaring column-free 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall and its array of exuberant period rooms, the Armory enables artists to create, students to explore, and wide audiences to experience epic, adventurous, relevant work that cannot be done elsewhere in New York. Such was its impact in its first years that The New York Times declared, “Park Avenue Armory…has arrived as the most important new cultural institution in New York City.” More recently, The New York Times has noted that: “few cultural institutions have been as adept at pushing the cultural FOMO button, triggering that ‘fear of missing out’ that New Yorkers hate…” Alongside unconventional programming, a creativity-based Arts Education program for students from underserved public schools has found a special niche at the Armory, offering at no cost to schools, student performances for all Armory productions; curriculum enrichment to partner schools; and a paid and highly mentored Youth Corps internship program that includes job training and engagement with Armory artists.

Position Overview

The Armory seeks a highly organized, efficient, proactive development professional with the ability to oversee a team of seven focused on individual giving, events, and administration; carry a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals; ensure the smooth operation and maintenance of all systems and structures that support the achievement of goals for all philanthropic revenue streams; provide oversight for approximately 50 events a year, including a high-profile gala; and serve as a resource for the President, and other departments across the institution. The position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer and works closely with her to develop strategic direction and fundraising goals for the institution.


·         Cultivate, close and steward major gifts from a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals.

·         Oversee the Individual Giving team with campaigns for acquisition, stewardship, benefits and renewals for the Membership ($100 to $2,499), Avant-Garde Young Patron Program ($350 and $600), Chairman’s Circle ($2,500 to $25,000), and the Education Committee ($5,000).

·         Liaise with the president’s office, together with the CDO and Director of Individual Giving, on key major donor giving plans and solicitations.

·         Represent the Development Department at production meetings where all matters pertaining to drill hall productions are discussed. Communicate programming plans and funding needs/opportunities to the rest of the development team.

·         Together with the CDO, oversee a robust pipeline of major gifts prospecting and Board recruitment through research and Committee engagement.

·         Create narratives and reports for Board meetings and board committee meetings as necessary.

·         Directly communicate with Armory Board members on special projects like the Education Committee and education events.

·         With the Associate Director of Special Events, ensure timelines and activities for major events like the annual Gala are on schedule and provide organizational oversight for an additional 50+ smaller fundraising events a year.

·         Direct day-to-day operations of the development office, including direct management of a team of seven staff and integration of additional staff into event and solicitation calendars.


The ideal candidate will be:

·         A highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to set priorities and manage the team executing against them.

·         An experienced development professional with an understanding of both the internal and external aspects of fundraising.

·         A personable individual comfortable working with prominent high-net-worth individuals in both formal and informal settings.

·         Experienced in development best practices with the ability to continually improve fundraising operations so the department works as efficiently and as effectively as possible.

·         A strong communicator and relationship builder with the ability to work within the department, across the institution, and externally.

·         An effective manager able to balance a collaborative nature with timely decision-making.

·         Confident, resilient, and have a great sense of humor.

·         10-15 years of senior level experience

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter in a single Word or PDF document saved as candidate’s first and last name.  All submissions should be emailed to HR@ARMORYONPARK.ORG with “Director of Development” in the subject line.  Only resumes and cover letters submitted in this format will be reviewed.  No phone calls, please.

Park Avenue Armory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from all interested candidates

Arlington, Virgnia

Chief Development Officer, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.

Position Overview

Reporting to the CEO and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for providing visionary leadership and exceptional management of our Development and Membership functions.  Our ideal candidate possesses tremendous communication, leadership and management skills, with proven success in nonprofit fundraising, membership and revenue generation at a global level. We are looking for a ground-breaking, global leader with strategic, creative, and financial acumen as well as a strong business intellect and passion to take our organization to the next level.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field.  Equivalent education and experience will be considered.
  • At least 10 years direct experience in fundraising, including at a senior level.
  • Experience leading, supervising and managing a large multi-disciplinary team, including the ability to motivate, lead, set objectives and manage performance.
  • Experience working with current and evolving trends in major gift giving, complex gifts, solicitation, capital campaigns and Membership fundraising.
  • Experience in cultivating and maintaining long term relationships with major donors, foundations and corporations and asking for and closing major and complex gifts.
  • Experience communicating and presenting to varied audiences.
  • Must be able to travel extensively both within the US and globally.

How To Apply

The application deadline is November 1, 2020 prior to 11:59p.m. Eastern Time.
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Director, Early Educator Investment Collaborative

The Organization

Overview of the Collaborative

The Early Educator Investment Collaborative (the Collaborative) is a national early childhood funder collaborative that has come together to transform the early childhood education workforce. The Collaborative envisions a country in which there is no opportunity gap among children, and every child makes significant and sustained gains in cognitive, social, and emotional development through their early care and education experience.

To achieve this vision, the Collaborative seeks to ensure every young child in an early care and education (ECE) program has an educator who is well prepared, possesses competencies needed to promote healthy learning and development, and is compensated appropriately.

The Collaborative is enacting two strategies to fulfill its vision:
-Educator Preparation: Under this strategy, the Collaborative is working to transform how institutions of higher education (IHEs) prepare ECE teachers.
-Compensation: Under this strategy, the Collaborative is working toward an increased and appropriate compensation for ECE professionals.

The Collaborative is represented by a Steering Committee of funders and informed by an Advisory Committee of experts, with deep experience in early childhood. The Collaborative is fiscally sponsored by TSNE, an organization that provides grants and financial management, consulting, and training services to strengthen nonprofits.

Position Overview

Role of the Director

The Director will bring a substantial level of knowledge in and passion for ECE, and deep knowledge of the ECE workforce. This includes an understanding of the demographic composition of the ECE teaching workforce in the U.S., the status of access to competency-based preparation for lead teachers, the historical antecedents and barriers to appropriate compensation for the workforce, and the impact of external forces – including, but not limited to, systemic oppression and the racialized and gender wealth gaps, and how these affect the stability of the ECE workforce.  The Director reports to the Steering Committee (SC), the governing body for the Collaborative, under a mutual agreement with TSNE.

The Director will also demonstrate a proven track record of leadership, execution, and consensus-building, to lead the Collaborative forward toward its goal of dramatically of eliminating the opportunity gap by improving the status of the ECE workforce via increased compensation and competency-based preparation. The Director will be the nexus and day-to-day leader of the Collaborative, skillfully implementing the Collaborative Steering Committee’s dual strategic focus on competency-based preparation and compensation for lead ECE teachers.  The Director will engage directly with the communities of intended impact. This includes, but is not limited to, working with the ECE workforce itself, individuals working in IHEs that prepare the workforce, and policymakers, advocates, and grassroots organizers working to increase workforce compensation and access to competency-based preparation.  The ability to effectively engage and comfortably communicate with many different audiences is essential.  As the first staff member for the Collaborative, an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated capacity to be a “self-starter” will be necessary to thrive and succeed.

The Director will be an employee of TSNE and will have the flexibility ability to hire one full-time equivalent position(s) for support staff to assist with content and logistics or another identified need.

-Implement, refine, and help evolve the Collaborative’s strategy and content as defined by the SC to transform the ECE workforce and serve as direct liaison to the SC co-chairs
-Serve as the day-to-day leader of all Collaborative activities, including staff management and supervision, communications, fundraising, financial planning, strategic planning, and stakeholder management
-In conjunction with the Collaborative, develop, issue, and manage requests for proposals to solicit grants and contracts
-Oversee grantees and contractors for the Collaborative, potentially including an external evaluator to measure progress against the strategy
-Oversee/Supervise logistics and administrative supports
-Manage the learning table for the Collaborative higher education grantees
-Provide technical assistance to grantees as needed
-Convene and facilitate the Collaborative’s Steering Committee and sub-committee regular meetings, as well as the Expert Advisory Committee, the Technical Assistance Advisory Group, and Aligned Contributing funders.
-Accountable to individual foundations such as facilitating grants to the Collaborative, handling funder specific requests, and tracking of funder allocations and distributions
-Oversee and work with the Collaborative’s communications firm and communications sub-committee to manage external communications, serving as a spokesperson for the initiative when appropriate.
-Ensure strategic alignment of grants issued by independent foundations across the six principles intended to capture the spirit of collaboration and transparency in grantmaking, reporting, and evaluation, among the Contributing Funders acting through the Steering Committee, including as related to: providing resources to achieve shared vision, grantmaking and contracting, reporting from fiscal sponsor, monitoring and evaluation, relationships, and confidentially.


Education & Experience
-Bachelor’s degree required and an advanced degree in a relevant field strongly preferred
-5+ years working in the early childhood sector, with specific experience related to ECE workforce system development a must
-5+ years of management with increasing responsibility


In addition to the attributes described in the role above, the successful candidate will have:
-Ability to think strategically and successfully execute the Collaborative’s strategy
-Ability to move seamlessly between big picture / strategic thinking and highly detailed execution and is responsive to changing environments
-Strong management skills, both project and staff management
-Facilitation and management of meetings in person and on-line is a strength; an ability to set clear agendas, practice good listening skills, and work toward building consensus
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills including communicating a compelling vision that attracts others to the work
-Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation
-Excellent critical-thinking skills and ability to prioritize and think about long-term goals
-Energetic and resourceful, with creative problem-solving skills and learning orientation
-Sound judgment and the highest ethical standards
-Strong foundation in ECE and the status of the early childhood workforce and extensive knowledge of related research
-Comfort working independently and in a collaborative team environment
-Passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a demonstrated ability to lead with cultural sensitivity

This will be a telework position. Funders are flexible on location.

The Collaborative funders have committed to funding this role for a minimum of two years.

How To Apply

pplication Guidelines
This search is being conducted by TSNE and the Collaborative.  All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential.

Please include a resume and a cover letter with salary range expectations, information regarding how you learned of the position, and a description of how your qualifications and experience match the Collaborative’s needs and mission. All submissions of candidacy will be accepted until the position is filled. The compensation range for this position is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget and in conjunction with TSNE’s benefits package.

TSNE / the Collaborative actively seek a diverse pool of candidates and welcome people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, religions, ages, and sexual orientations to apply. As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE / the Collaborative will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

Detroit, Michigan

Director, Michigan Justice Fund, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

The Organization

The Community Foundation creates permanent, positive change in southeast Michigan through thoughtful philanthropy. With generous support from thousands of donors, the Community Foundation is building permanent endowment for the region and helping individuals, families, and businesses fulfill their charitable goals.

Position Overview

The Michigan Justice Fund (MJF) is a funders’ collaborative that seeks to make investments that help stem the flow of individuals into the criminal justice system, support the investment of public dollars to community-driven alternatives to incarceration, and ensure that those who are returning home after incarceration receive the support they need to flourish.

The Michigan Justice Fund Director will manage the ongoing strategy and program development efforts; day to day operations; relationships with nonprofit organizations, funders, sector leaders and other key stakeholders; and serve as a liaison between all groups involved. While the core activities, duties, and tasks of this role have been identified, other responsibilities of the Director may surface as MJF evolves and matures. The Director reports to the Vice President, Program at CFSEM and will also report to the MJF Steering Committee, a group made up of local and national funders, for fundraising, programmatic, and strategic matters related to MJF. The Director will be onboarded in 2020, and the role is initially funded through the end of 2023. As the Michigan Justice Fund continues its work, it is anticipated that the term of the Fund will be extended.

Individuals with lived experience of the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.



·        Collaborate with the Steering Committee, CFSEM staff and consultants to set program goals, objectives and budget, and develop strategies and design activities that achieve the Michigan Justice Fund’s goals and objectives, and identify and cultivate partners to support and participate in the Fund’s activities.

·        Listen to and learn from learning cohort and stakeholders about what local juvenile justice and adult criminal justice issues are most pressing in their towns/cities/counties and use information to help direct key aspects of the initiative in order to position the Michigan Justice Fund to support breakthrough juvenile and criminal justice reform.

·        Organize and coordinate learning cohort meetings and other convenings and events to inform MJF strategy, elevate MJF priorities, and enable partner organizations and stakeholders to get to know each other and learn from each other.


·        Identify programs and projects across the state that will leverage Fund resources.

·        Meet with representatives of nonprofit organizations to discuss specific grant proposals.

·        Collaborate with CFSEM staff to review grant proposals, and prepare grant recommendations

·        Participate in the communications with grant recipients to gather progress reports.

·        Actively support evaluation of the Michigan Justice Fund in partnership with MJF’s evaluator, both in order to strengthen the existing work and to learn lessons for future efforts.


·        Actively support fundraising and donor prospecting/cultivation activities

·        Build relationships with potential donors and maintain relationships with existing donors through information sharing, donor events, and regular communication


·        Serve as spokesperson nationally and locally for the Michigan Justice Fund

·        Prepare regular MJF updates and other information briefings for the Steering Committee, funders, grantees and strategic partners

·        Assist in coordinating special events to enhance understanding of the MJF’s programmatic work

·        Actively seek opportunities to introduce the MJF to key community, public and private sector constituents, and look for opportunities for collaborative partnerships

  • Promote and facilitate cooperation and collaboration among nonprofit organizations

·        Attend regional/national network meetings, providing updates and obtain information

·        Oversee the timeliness of MJF information on the CFSEM website and ensure that the MJFs website is an effective tool for communicating the Foundation’s program strategy

·        Act as a key resource for information, networking, and communications for the Michigan Justice Fund, serving as an effective liaison between MJF partners and grant seekers


·        Understanding of the criminal justice reform sector, including issue content knowledge (applied knowledge preferred), and understanding of diverse tactics and strategies including policy advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement

·        Based in Michigan/willingness to move to Michigan for the duration of this role

·        Commitment to center the voices of directly impacted communities, including analysis of disproportionate impact of the justice system based on race, class, and gender

·        Ability to travel regularly (post-COVID-19) both in-state and out-of-state for convenings, conferences, etc.

·        Facilitation and training experience, including design of educational materials for diverse audiences

·        Ability to function as a member of a team and to supervise others as the project continues to grow

·        Strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to think creatively and strategically, in both the design and execution of programs

·        Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with persons and communities of diverse cultural, economic, social, and ethnic backgrounds

·        Willing to continuously acquire new skills and knowledge and share with partners and colleagues

·        Exceptional presentation skills and a strong professional presence

·        Ability to prioritize and handle multiple deadlines effectively 


·        Fundraising and donor stewardship experience

·        Grantmaking experience

·        Five years or more experience in a similar position in a related field, with
progressively greater responsibilities

How To Apply

This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Our office is located in Detroit, Michigan and the position is based there.  Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Nancy Davies, Human Resources Director,  at  Please reference Michigan Justice Fund Director in your subject line of your email.

In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, political or union affiliation, disability or any factor prohibited by law.