Dallas, TX

Managing Director -Higher Education, Educate Texas

The Organization

Educate Texas (EdTX), an initiative of the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), is a catalyst for large-scale statewide educational systems change.  EdTX partners with public and private entities to achieve the goal of strengthening the public and higher education system in Texas so that every student is prepared for educational and workforce success by earning a college degree, certificate, or technical credential. In their new strategic plan (to be unveiled early in 2021), EdTX will be increasing its emphasis on equity, higher education, and state policy/advocacy.

Position Overview

The Managing Director is responsible for the development of Educate Texas’s higher education and workforce efforts to increase postsecondary readiness, access and success for all students by building partnerships, leading innovation, and scaling practices and policies.This position is the first addition to EdTX’s leadership team in ten years.  This is an important expansion area for Educate Texas.  The Managing Director will become the strategy director and thought leader for the improvement of postsecondary access and success, and the new strategic plan’s significant goals in this area, across the state of Texas.  Marshalling resources inside and partnerships outside EdTX, the Managing Director will be asked to design, build and execute a new, expanded vision for an innovative higher education program portfolio.

Ideal candidate background:

Educational background:  a bachelor’s degree is required and a terminal degree is strongly preferred.

• Work experience:  at least 15 years in the higher education, workforce development, nonprofit sector or related/relevant work, with at least 8 years’ experience in a senior-level leadership role with proven ability to develop and manage a comprehensive strategic program to advance goals and objectives and to build, mentor, and motivate the team to achieve this.

• Excellent communications skills – oral, written, and presentation – are essential; Spanish language skills would be a strong plus.

• Experience in building and participating in networks that can inspire and produce systemic change.

• Track record in that shows innovative thinking in higher education, and project management skills to follow through with execution.

• Proven relationship/interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop meaningful working relationships across a range of audiences from top higher education leadership and policymakers to partners, philanthropic supporters, the media, and the public.

How To Apply

For the full position description, please go to: Managing Director, Higher Education – Educate Texas

For further information, or to apply, contact Dorothy Drummer, executive search consultant, at dorothy@dorothydrummer.com or 512-320-9983.

Bay Area, California

Just Transition Organizer, Justice Funders

The Organization

Justice Funders is a partner and guide for philanthropy in reimagining practices that advance a thriving and just world. We believe that such a world cannot be achieved if institutional philanthropy is constrained by its ingrained practices that uphold the accumulation of wealth and power, while perpetuating systemic social and economic inequality. Responding to the needs of both movements and the philanthropic sector, Justice Funders’ programs support individual, organizational, and field-wide transformation in philanthropy. We are guided by the Just Transition principles that build political and economic power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. More information is available at: http://www.justicefunders.org

Position Overview

SUMMARY
FTE: 100%
Location: Bay Area
Position reports to: Executive Director
Application deadline: Oct. 30, 2020
Ideal start date: On or before Jan. 4, 2021
Salary: $80,000

About the Position: 
The Just Transition Organizer is a new position for the organization, and reflects an expansion of our work to re-orient philanthropic resources to be aligned with social justice movement priorities. From 2015-2019, Justice Funders coordinated two Community and Funder Collaboratives to successfully move more than $1.5 million in grants to Bay Rising and Lift Up Contra Costa, two regional civic engagement alliances comprised of frontline groups that are organizing and building power in marginalized communities to advance systemic change for racial and economic justice.

With the growing number of social justice groups and alliances that are situating their organizing work within the Just Transition framework, there are new opportunities for aligning philanthropic resources to support local, place-based projects that are experimenting with true alternatives to our extractive, capitalist economic system by building local, regenerative economies that transfer wealth and economic power to low-income communities of color. One such formation is the Richmond Our Power Coalition (ROPC), with whom Justice Funders is partnering to promote Just Transition vision, values and projects to philanthropic communities in the Bay Area and nationally.

Through support from the Chorus Foundation and other philanthropies, Justice Funders has secured funding for the first year to advance this work. Sustaining this work in subsequent years will require this position to fundraise for their salary & programmatic expenses. There are a few responsibilities of this position that will require interfacing with the Chorus Foundation and their network officers in other regions. Specifically, this role will be responsible for (1) amplifying the vision and values of the Just Transition framework within philanthropy; (2) elevating the priorities of the Richmond Our Power Coalition within philanthropy; (3) aligning philanthropic resources with the strategy set forward by ROPC; (4) facilitating participatory/democratic grantmaking processes of resources stewarded by the ROPC; and (5) working with Justice Funders Development team to ensure that the Just Transition Organizer’s work can be sustained.

The Just Transition Organizer will join a staff team of 9 people based in the Bay Area and 1 person based on the East Coast. The location for this role would be in the Bay Area. This position will be accountable to co-created work plans that they develop with the ROPC, work in coordination with the Chorus Foundation’s network organizers, and report to the Executive Director of Justice Funders.

Job Responsibilities:
ORGANIZE PHILANTHROPY TO SUPPORT JUST TRANSITION PROJECTS (50%)
● Build deep relationships with the leaders and organizations of the Richmond Our Power Coalition to better understand their work and collective strategies.
● In partnership with the Richmond Our Power Coalition, co-create a strategy and resulting workplan for amplifying and elevating their priorities to philanthropic communities with the goal of securing resources for their Just Transition projects.
● Establish regular check-ins with the ROPC coordinator and develop a process for how this position engages with and remains accountable to the coalition and its members.
● Develop materials articulating the strategies and priorities of the ROPC for a philanthropic audience.
● Build relationships with philanthropies whose issue or geographic focus mirrors the Richmond Our Power Coalition’s priorities and work to secure resources for their Just Transition projects.
● Identify and explore opportunities for funders and field practitioners to build relationships, and for philanthropy to learn more about the vision for Just Transition that groups are advancing, as well as the ground conditions that they are facing.
● Introduce the work of the Richmond Our Power Coalition and their member organizations to donors and staff of philanthropic organizations.

FACILITATE BROADER UNDERSTANDING OF JUST TRANSITION IN PHILANTHROPY (20%)
● Partner with Just Transition national movement alliances who organize philanthropy to build a broader understanding of Just Transition among donors and staff of philanthropic institutions by participating in funder organizing spaces like funder assemblies.
● Amplify movement and philanthropic efforts working to facilitate a Just Transition to a philanthropic audience through writing, presenting at philanthropic events, and conducting 1:1 meetings with donors and staff of philanthropic organizations.
● Engage funder formations (e.g. philanthropic affinity groups & networks) who explicitly or have the potential to support Just Transition in communications and/or programming that increases the visibility of local, regenerative economies that transfer wealth and economic power to low-income communities of color.
● Work with Justice Funders’ Development team to develop and implement a resource development strategy to sustain this work at Justice Funders.

FACILITATE DEMOCRATIC/PARTICIPATORY GRANTMAKING (15%)
● In partnership with the Richmond Our Power Coalition, facilitate an annual democratic/participatory grantmaking process for the Richmond community in coordination with the Chorus Foundation and local grantmaking partner, the East Bay Community Foundation.

ADMINISTRATIVE (15%)
● This position will be responsible for their own administrative needs, including: booking own travel arrangements, scheduling meetings, preparing materials for amplification.
● Participate in all Justice Funders staff retreats, meetings, and political education sessions.
● Participate in monthly meetings of the Chorus Network Officers.
● Develop and implement an annual professional development plan for yourself.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Skills, Qualifications, Experience:
● We are seeking an individual who has a deep understanding of the Just Transition Framework and familiarity with the connected strategies of building power and the development of regenerative economies.
● This position will require being adept in translating movement and Just Transition work to a philanthropic audience.
● This position will require previous experience working in philanthropy, and ideally with the design and facilitation of participatory grantmaking processes. The most qualified candidates will have previous experience as a funder organizer and have successfully organized capital and/or the political alignment of others in philanthropy.
● Experience in managing different forms of philanthropic capital is a plus.
● The nature of this position will require someone who is skillful in building and holding multiple relationships of complexity, and has a high degree of personal accountability and integrity to those relationships–rather than an automatic default to positions of power/hierarchy.
● Organizational skills that include project management and time management skills, with the ability to to adapt as needed, self-manage, and to prioritize between and manage multiple demands.
● Strong verbal and written communications skills; the ability to synthesize and clearly articulate ideas verbally and in writing.
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Online Office Tools.

Supervisory Responsibility: 
The Just Transition Organizer does not have any supervisorial responsibilities.

Expected Hours of Work: 
Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily schedule is flexible within the proximity of this time frame, and will be decided in consultation with the Executive Director.

Travel: 
Occasional domestic travel may be required for meetings and conferences.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Type & Compensation: 
The Just Transition Organizer is a 100% FTE, hourly, non-exempt salaried position. Gross hourly wage is $38.47 (Estimate annual gross wage is $80,000).

Movement Strategy Center (fiscal sponsor)’s 100% FTE benefits package includes:
● 20 days vacation leave per year;
● 12 standard holidays and 2 personal days per year;
● 12 sick days per year;
● 1 week paid MSC family and medical leave after one year of service; an additional week of paid leave for each additional year of service, up to 4 weeks;
● Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period and a per paycheck employee contribution);
● 100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage;
● Access to a 403b retirement plan;
● Access to Flexible Spending Account and Commuter Benefits.
● Additionally, Justice Funders provides each staff member with paid professional development annually.

How To Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to justicefunders@gmail.com with the subject line: Just Transition Organizer. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Deadline to apply is October 30, 2020.

Justice Funders is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Movement Strategy Center (MSC). Justice Funders is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. People of color, working-class people, differently-abled people, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chicago, IL

Manager, Institutional Advancement, Erikson Institute

The Organization

We are the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.

Erikson Institute’s graduate school uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, direct services in the community, and advocacy and policy and leadership.

Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).

Position Overview

With supervision from the Associate Director of Development, the Manager of Institutional Advancement leads the planning and execution for Annual Fund campaigns and special events related to Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations. The Manager of Institutional Advancement will primarily be responsible for direct mail and online giving, and donor relations. Additionally, the Manager will coordinate and manage Erikson’s annual fundraising and cultivation events, and alumni events (on and off campus). The position will also actively participate in IA fundraising strategy and be responsible for achieving and tracking annual fundraising benchmarks and goals. The Manager will have interactions with Trustees, donors, alums, and act as a liaison for the Advancement team within Erikson and the ability to exercise discretion and judgment.

Roles and Responsibilities

·       Work closely with the Associate Director of Development to develop strategies to reach annual giving goals consistent with institute-wide fund raising and alumni relations initiatives.

·       Lead the development of a comprehensive annual appeal program that incorporates strategies to engage current donors, attract new donors, increase average gift amounts and encourage participation from Erikson friends and alumni.

·       Responsible for managing and implementing annual direct mail appeals customized to donor segments in collaboration with Advancement and Communications staff. Working with the Marketing and Communications Project Manager to establish timelines; manage project and production relationships with external print and mail house vendors.

·       Make connections between and among people, events, and programs to foster development of donor relationships, increased support, and philanthropy at all levels of the gift pyramid.

·       Chief author of donor and alumni e-newsletters.

·       Measure and monitor progress against goals and manage course changes as needed.

·       Provide excellent service to donors and volunteers by anticipating needs and responding promptly to requests.

·       Coordinate and assist in planning events (logistics, invitations, program planning).

·       Ensure that records on individual donors and donor prospects are maintained to support ongoing activity and future fund raising.

·       Assist in recruitment, training and direction of volunteers in alumni relations and development activities.

Required Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree

·       3+ years of Development experience and/or related experience in a higher education setting.

·       Prior experience with fundraising software. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge v7+ preferred.

·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power Point) – strong emphasis on Excel.

How To Apply

To Apply:

Please email, fax, or mail a cover letter and resume to:

Associate Director of Development
Erikson Institute
451 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
fax:  312.893.7229
email: arickard@erikson.edu

Pittsburgh, PA

Donor Services Officer, The Pittsburgh Foundation

The Organization

Established in 1945, The Pittsburgh Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 15th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States. As a community foundation, our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation has approximately 2,400 individual charitable funds and, together with its supporting organizations, assets of more than $1.3 billion. Grantmaking from the funds benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond with more than 2,000 grantees receiving funding annually. The Foundation typically awards grants of more than $40 million each year. Grantmaking from the Foundation’s discretionary funds leverages a broad range of resources and enables the Foundation to be an important change agent for the region. Approximately 85% of all grant-making dollars stay within the Pittsburgh region.

Position Overview

The Donor Services Officer (DSO) is responsible for implementing a comprehensive donor relations program to promote interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.  The program goal is to enhance relationships with donors by gaining in-depth knowledge of their values, interests, and financial capabilities, matching their interests with Foundation programs, and being an active solicitor of donors to grow the size of their funds.  The officer will lead or participate in projects to form donor partnerships and engage donors in the Center for Philanthropy, when appropriate. The DSO will also have familiarity with planned giving strategies and how to integrate planned gifts into conversations with existing donors.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Manage and execute the current donor relations process, which includes making and coordinating phone calls, meetings, correspondence, site visits, seminars, surveys, etc.

·       Work with donor services team to meet expectations of the department that each donor assigned to the position receives the appropriate contact each year and is thoughtfully asked and solicited to increase their participation, where appropriate.

·       Complete approximately 100 individual donor visits per year and provide appropriate follow-up for these relationships.

·       Ability to have conversations with donors regarding the benefit to donating assets from a tax and estate tax planning perspective as means to increase gifts to The Pittsburgh Foundation.

·       Explore creative ways to engage donors within the Center for Philanthropy.

·       Educate donors, or connect donors to Program staff when appropriate, such that consideration may be given to expanding donations and growing their fund to benefit these causes.

·       Provide information to donors, as requested, to ensure that they are making educated grant making decisions.

·       Accurately record all interactions with donors in the database to ensure that annual contact goals set by the department are achieved.

·       Leverage the standard fund management practices of the Foundation to create agreements that are easily and consistently administered in accordance with the donor’s intent.

·       Keep detailed records of donor’s interests, ages, family engagement, potential opportunities for growth.

·       Participate and assist in various events and donor engagement opportunities which enhance relationships with donors or potential donors, such as the wish book, site visits, donor appreciation events, etc.

·       Work with multi-generational families at The Pittsburgh Foundation to engage them in giving opportunities and connect them with appropriate staff and nonprofits to steward their grant making experience.

·       Maintain a clear understanding of TPF policies related to all fund types.

·       Maintain an understanding of rules and regulations for fund expenses, including those related to fundraisers.

·       Conduct presentations to prospective donor or advisor groups, when assigned.

·       Work collaboratively and closely with all staff at The Pittsburgh Foundation.

·       Other tasks as assigned.

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

·       Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.

·       Commitment to the foundation’s values of collaboration, trust, racial justice, community and accountability.

·       Experience in fundraising with ability to use the knowledge and expertise to help donors grow the size of the fund and ensure they create a lasting philanthropic legacy at our organization.

·       Highly detail oriented; being able to keep track of each individual relationship with donors and their specific needs.

·       Ability to work independently and develop solutions to a variety of problems that may arise.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

·       Bachelor’s degree/ or equivalent work experience.

·       Requires minimum of seven (7) years professional experience in a donor relations or development position.

·       Exceptional customer service attitude.

·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·       High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.

·       Experience with development / sales contact systems.

·       High levels of accuracy, productivity and initiative are required.

·       High degree of professionalism and the ability to work independently and solve problems

·       Able to maintain confidentiality.

·       Possess ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines under pressure.

·       Works well within a dynamic team environment.

·       Flexibility in meeting changing demands.

·       Knowledge of planned giving strategies a plus.

·       Preferred experience in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to jobs@pghfdn.org.

No phone calls please.

THE PITTSBURGH FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

Oakland, CA

Development Director, California School-Based Health Alliance

The Organization
ABOUT US

California School-Based Health Alliance (CSHA) is the leading voice in California for the movement to put health care where kids are– in school. We are committed to school-based health as a strategy for increasing health equity and reducing educational disparities. We are also committed to developing school-based health practices that go beyond traditional medical care and incorporate public health approaches to changing the social determinants of health. We are advancing school-based health through advocacy, trainings, technical assistance, strategic communications and special events. Please review our website to learn more about our work: www.schoolhealthcenters.org

POSITION SUMMARY

The Development Director (DD) is a senior member of CSHA’s leadership team. The DD will work with CSHA colleagues to lead, develop and execute strategies to optimize the organization’s fund development, grant and contracting processes in order to support the organization’s evolving needs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Fund and Resource Development
The DD works closely with the ED and Director of Programs to lead and manage CSHA’s resource development efforts focused on foundations, corporations, government agencies, individual donors, and membership. Key strategies include grant proposals, annual giving campaign, membership drives, special events, and other revenue generating approaches. Specifically, the DD:

-Plays a leadership role, along with the ED, in developing an annual
resource development plan to meet the resource needs of the agency. S/he
identifies new opportunities to increase financial support of the agency in
the context of this plan.
-Coordinates fundraising efforts throughout the organization, including
collaboration with the ED, Director of Programs and other program staff as
designated.
-Identifies, researches and cultivates prospective funders in the grant
pipeline, moving them from prospect to solicitation.
-Develops, writes and edits letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, budgets,
budget modifications, and other fundraising materials.
-Assists the ED and Director of Finance & Administration in developing
and monitoring the agency’s annual operating budget, including revenue
forecasts and presentations to the Board when requested.
-Staffs the Board’s Resource Development Committee, helping to engage
the Board as effective overseers and ambassadors for fundraising.
-Develops corporate partnerships through grants, sponsorship, cause-related
marketing, workplace giving, and other avenues of support.
-Manages the membership program and leads the annual membership drive
in collaboration with the Communications Manager.
-Plays a lead role in planning and conducting the statewide conference in
close partnership with program staff. S/he leads and implements the
revenue generating components of the conference, including sponsorship,
exhibitors and registration, and develops and manages the event budget.
-Plans and implements other fundraising strategies.

Grants & Contracts Manager
-Oversees the agency’s contract, subcontract, and re-grant development
processes in collaboration with other staff. Ensures that all subcontracts
include appropriate language and attachments.
-Ensures that all funder reporting deadlines are calendared and met in a
timely manner. Maintains up-to-date and accurate database of proposal and
reporting due dates, keeping relevant staff informed of upcoming
deadlines and ensuring on-time and complete follow through on all grant
applications, RFPs and reports on awarded grants.
-Ensures donor data and related reports in Salesforce are accurate and
meaningful and maximizes the organization’s use of Salesforce in
fundraising campaigns.
-Works with auditors during single audit regarding funder contracts and
budgets.
-Maintains accurate and complete electronic copies of grant files and data.
-Manages reporting requirements for all public and private grants. Assists in
preparation of reports to funding sources.
-Works closely with program, finance and fund development staff on
project goals, activities, outcomes, and grant deliverables.
-Helps manage budget modification process as required for funders.

IDEAL COMPETENCIES
-At least five years documented experience in fund development and grant
management, ideally including federal government grants.
-Excellent writing and communication skills.
-Meticulous organization and attention to detail.
-Experience using Salesforce or other CRM highly desirable.
-Ability to travel occasionally, which may include overnight, weekend or
evening hours.
-Master’s degree in related field strongly preferred.
-Experience or interest in education and/or health care strongly preferred.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should email a resume, cover letter and grant proposal writing sample to jobs@schoolhealthcenters.org. Please include Development Director 2020 in the subject of your email. Only those being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Remote

Consultant, Proposal Development and Management Services, AIDS United

The Organization

AIDS United’s mission is to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States through strategic grantmaking, capacity building, policy and advocacy, and research and evaluation. AIDS United (AU) bridges policy with grantmaking and capacity building; linking the world of HIV service and community-based organizations with the public health, medical, advocacy and social justice communities to respond to the domestic HIV epidemic.  Our grantmaking and technical assistance efforts date back to the founding of the National AIDS Fund in 1987. Over the decades, AIDS United has managed strategic grantmaking efforts that have directly granted more than $104 million to local communities and leveraged an additional $117 million to increase the capacity of community organizations responding to HIV.  In 2019, our grantmaking provided direct financial support to over 157 grantees and program partners across 34 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Combined, these jurisdictions represent more than 96 percent of the domestic HIV epidemic. An additional 300 organizations were supported through technical assistance and capacity building activities.

Position Overview

AIDS United is seeking bids from seasoned proposal writers. This engagement would involve the contractor/consultant working with key members of the AU Programs team to target emergent federal, private and other funding opportunities and develop funding requests to support our work in the Southern US; with people who use drugs; and our capacity building services in affected communities.   Seeking core experience in these areas:

·       Conceptualization and development of federal funding applications for submission to the Department of Health and Human Services – with primary emphasis on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA), and potentially National Institutes of Health (NIH).

·       Conceptualization and development of funding requests and applications to multiple corporate and foundation funders; both current and potential

Terms

·       This will be a limited engagement of approximately 6 months

·       Dependent upon the federal funding cycle during the period of engagement, the contractor will be expected to work with key Program Department staff to support development of 2-3 federal applications, and 3-4 proposal templates on designated focus areas.

·       Contractor with work primarily with the VP of Program Strategy, Director of Program Operations and Director of Grantmaking, with additional engagement with Senior Managers for key project areas

·       This engagement has the potential to be extended beyond the initial contract period

How To Apply

Please submit a proposed scope of work (SOW) for carrying out the required items highlighted above, in accordance with the following:

·       Period of performance estimated to be late October 2020 – March 30, 2021

·       SOW should be no more than 4 pages in length, and should include a cost estimation for the work outlined in the SOW; cost should correspond directly to the items outlined in the SOW

·       Related attachments (not part of the 4-page count) should include:

o   Current CV/resume, or appropriate organizational capability statement detailing experience in leading process for and developing federal funding applications, as well as corporate/foundation applications

o   a non-returnable, recent writing sample

o   2-3 professional references

Please submit your bid package by no later than 5:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 to lgerson@aidsunited.org.

Morristown, NJ

Vice President of People, Culture and Equity, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The Organization

The https://www.grdodge.org/Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey.  Over the course of over 45 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has distributed almost $500 million to nonprofits and currently has more than $300 million in assets.  It has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future.  The Foundation has a staff of 15 and is led by Tanuja Dehne, who joined the Foundation as its first woman of color President and CEO in 2019.

Position Overview

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Vice President of People, Culture and Equity

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey.  Over the course of over 45 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has distributed almost $500 million to nonprofits and currently has more than $300 million in assets.  It has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future.  The Foundation has a staff of 15 and is led by Tanuja Dehne, who joined the Foundation as its first woman of color President and CEO in 2019.

A newly created position reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of People, Culture and Equity (Vice President) will join Dodge to provide the leadership and vision to enliven a culture of equity at the Dodge Foundation.  In collaboration with the leadership team, the Vice President will ensure that organizational structures and grantmaking decisions are fully reflective of and inspired by an equity lens and embody strategic objectives.  The Vice President will guide the implementation of an overarching diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) vision and ensure continuous learning within the Foundation’s organizational culture and practices, as well as engagement with community and external stakeholders.

The Vice President’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves as an active member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Acts as a close advisor and thought partner to the President and CEO
  • Sets the strategic vision for the Foundation’s DEI efforts in all of the Foundation’s internal operations and external engagement
  • Infuses knowledge and best practices related to racial equity and other forms of disparity across the Foundation in all programming, communications, staff development and hiring/retention, internal culture-building, and business operations that works to eliminate system organizational marginalization and promotes inclusion and anti-racist practices
  • Establishes equitable policies and procedures from human resources to supply chain
  • Develops equitable talent recruitment, retention and development, performance evaluation and culture building programming and processes
  • Designs, develops and implements an enduring talent pipeline program or fellowship for the Foundation
  • Develops and executes an internal equity learning agenda, teambuilding and culture-building activities
  • Oversees internal and external strategic communications and engagement

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

While no candidate will meet every qualification, ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • A demonstrated understanding of intersecting identities that include, but are not limited to, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status
  • Deep, authentic knowledge with formal training in racial justice and equity and experience applying racial equity practices to organizational development and programs
  • Experience working with senior leaders and staff in driving a people strategy that aligns with the needs and culture of an organization
  • Functional knowledge of core areas of human resources including talent development, recruiting, organizational development, change management and organizational planning
  • Deep experience in conflict literacy and creating safe spaces where one can bring and share their best and authentic selves
  • Proven leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives aligned with organizational mission and proven ability to inspire and nurture a climate of inclusiveness
  • Experience as a collaborative leader with the ability to drive simultaneous, complex projects to measurable success
  • Deep passion for and commitment to honest and candid conversations and self-reflection about race, racial justice, privilege, social class and power dynamics, especially in the philanthropic context
  • Exceptional communication and conflict-resolution skills with experience navigating politically charged situations to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests
  • Demonstrated experience as a communicator comfortable in dialogue with a broad range of individuals at all levels of understanding of multicultural inclusion, non-discrimination, and anti-racism
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including confidence and comfort with communication (oral and written) for a variety of audiences
  • Ability to provide leadership in the face of challenges or changing priorities and guide a team accustomed to longstanding norms that are being significantly changed
  • Proven expertise and at least six years of leadership experience developing and achieving strategic DEI goals
  • Experience and familiarity working with organizations in transformation and demonstrated ability to lead and manage major organizational change initiatives with tact, empathy, and alignment with the vision and values of the Foundation
  • Prior experience preferably in a foundation, nonprofit organization, educational institution, governmental entity, or other complex organization
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred (Open to consideration of robust and relevant work experience)

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND VALUES

  • Deep passion for and strong commitment to the vision and values of the Dodge Foundation
  • Transparent and collaborative leadership style with Board, staff, grantees and other stakeholders
  • Committed to leading with humility, empathy, and accessibility while demonstrating full alignment with the Foundation’s new mission; served as a leader in helping Foundation staff adjust to new opportunities and change
  • A creative thinker who encourages others to explore new ideas and perspectives and to adopt new approaches while implementing a shared vision
  • Deep passion for and commitment to honest and candid conversations and self-reflection about race, racial justice, privilege, and social class
  • Exceptional communication and conflict-resolution skills with experience navigating politically charged situations to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests
  • Ability to cultivate and sustain trust with colleagues, community partners, and stakeholders
  • Extremely high capacity to manage one’s own emotions and to identify the emotions of others in order to support staff, with the ability to facilitate challenging and courageous conversations about race/racism and other topics
  • Energetic leadership with high ethical standards, and a commitment to bringing the best out in oneself and others, honesty, and integrity
  • Evidence of sound judgment and the ability to understand nuance
  • The interpersonal strengths of an open-minded, curious, strategic, and creative thinker and active listener who can mediate diverse opinions to address shared needs
  • Strong relationship builder with the ability to find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders
  • Conflict literacy and ability to receive critical feedback with compassion, curiosity and humility

COMPENSATION

For the Vice President of People, Culture and Equity position, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation anticipates an annual base starting salary of at least $160,000.  The Foundation is committed to supporting their staff with a competitive benefits package which presently includes 20 days of paid time-off plus holidays, professional development stipend, medical and dental coverage for staff and their families, and participation in a retirement savings plan, among other benefits.  All benefits are subject to modification by the Foundation at any time.  At the time of posting, consistent with the Executive Order in place in the State of New Jersey, all staff is encouraged to work remotely.  Policies regarding ongoing remote work options are under development.

TO APPLY:

Diversified Search and Koya Leadership Partners have been retained to assist in this search process.  Applications, nominations and further inquiries should be directed to DodgeVP@divsearch.com.  For best consideration, all materials should be received by October 23, 2020.  A full position description can be viewed at Dodge Foundation – Vice President of People, Culture and Equity.pdf.

THE GERALDINE R. DODGE FOUNDATION COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We employ qualified people without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; ancestry; disability; sexual orientation; pregnancy or breastfeeding; veteran or military status; marital status; civil union or domestic partnership status; arrest record; citizenship; credit history; genetic information; gender identity or expression; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking; or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Morristown, NJ

Vice President of Programs, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The Organization

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey.  Over the course of over 45 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has distributed almost $500 million to nonprofits and currently has more than $300 million in assets.  It has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future.  The Foundation has a staff of 15 and is led by Tanuja Dehne, who joined the Foundation as its first woman of color President and CEO in 2019.

Position Overview

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Vice President of Programs

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey.  Over the course of over 45 years, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has distributed almost $500 million to nonprofits and currently has more than $300 million in assets.  It has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future.  The Foundation has a staff of 15 and is led by Tanuja Dehne, who joined the Foundation as its first woman of color President and CEO in 2019.

The Dodge Foundation seeks a visionary Vice President of Programs (Vice President) to serve as a critical leader at the Foundation during a period of organizational, programmatic, and culture change, providing oversight and management of all programmatic activities and ensuring alignment with Foundation goals and values.  Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President is a new leadership position created to lead the Foundation’s grantmaking activities as it transforms its program priorities to focus on equity, anti-racism, and justice.  The Vice President will infuse the Equity Framework in programmatic activities to ensure alignment with Foundation goals and values.  While most grantees operate in the State of New Jersey and are focused on issues and concerns specific to the State, the Vice President will be well-versed in issues of equity, justice, advocacy and organizing more broadly.

The Vice President’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serves as an active member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Acts as a close advisor and thought partner to the President and CEO
  • Under the advisement of the Board of Directors and in partnership with the President and CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President of People, Culture and Equity align program activities and priorities in accordance with the Foundation’s vision of an equitable New Jersey and commitment to anti-racism
  • Develop and implement new initiatives that more closely reflect the Foundation’s mission and new funding priorities, with attention to opportunities that go beyond grantmaking to expand the Foundation’s reach and impact towards equitable outcomes
  • Identify priorities, gaps, and trends in program areas and make recommendations accordingly
  • Identify and cultivate new relationships and networks that closely align with the Foundation’s desire to deepen the impact of the Foundation’s programmatic work
  • Lead the Program Staff by providing guidance, support, mentorship, and direct supervision of program directors, officers and associates; create opportunities for team members’ leadership and professional development and ensure that program team members are supported, valued, appreciated, and motivated to produce high-quality work
  • Work with Program Staff to set priorities including new program areas and determine what current work and grantees will need to be respectfully transitioned from the portfolio
  • Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, ensuring they can elevate their level of responsibility, program priorities, and performance
  • Lead annual planning and budgeting for programs and projects and contribute to annual organizational planning and budgeting; work closely with the CFO to budget and monitor programmatic operations to ensure sound fiscal and system management
  • Imagine and create new and different ways to share power and decision-making
  • Design, develop and implement methodologies for measurement and evaluation towards measurable and additional equitable outcomes

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

While no candidate will meet every qualification, ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • At least seven years’ experience with progressively more responsibility planning and leading multiple mission-driven programs in a philanthropic setting, with a preference for expertise in social justice grantmaking
  • Minimum of five years’ experience managing staff from diverse backgrounds, with strong experience in supporting staff development
  • Track record of effectively building strategic alliances and partnerships on behalf of an organization
  • Demonstrated experience in creative program design and implementation overseeing programs that successfully engage diverse communities with a strong understanding of best practices related to equity, anti-racism, community organizing, movement building and justice issues
  • Deep authentic knowledge of and experience working in the New Jersey philanthropic community is highly preferable
  • Experience and familiarity working with organizations in transformation and demonstrated ability to lead and manage major organizational change initiatives with tact, empathy, and alignment with the vision and values of the Foundation
  • Solid analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to innovate, with capacity to create or seize opportunities to improve program effectiveness and organizational outcomes
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including confidence and comfort with communication (oral and written) for a variety of audiences
  • Ability to provide leadership in the face of challenges or changing priorities and guide a team accustomed to longstanding norms that are being significantly changed
  • Experience as a collaborative leader with the ability to drive simultaneous, complex projects to measurable success
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred (Open to consideration of robust and relevant work experience)

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND VALUES

  • Deep passion for and a strong commitment to the vision and values of the Dodge Foundation
  • Transparent and collaborative leadership style with Board, staff, grantees, and other stakeholders
  • Displays sensitivity to how changing priorities will impact longstanding grantees and the Foundation staff who have nurtured these relationships over several years
  • Committed to leading with humility, empathy, and accessibility while demonstrating full alignment with the Foundation’s vision and commitment to anti-racism; serves as a leader in helping Foundation staff adjust to new opportunities and change
  • A creative thinker who encourages others to explore new ideas and perspectives and to adopt new approaches while implementing a shared vision
  • Deep passion for and commitment to honest and candid conversations and self-reflection about race, racial justice, privilege, social class and power dynamics, especially in the philanthropic context
  • Exceptional communication and conflict-resolution skills with experience navigating politically charged situations to resolve problems, build consensus, and reconcile competing interests
  • Ability to cultivate and sustain trust with colleagues, community partners, and stakeholders
  • Energetic leadership with high ethical standards and a commitment to bringing the best out in oneself and others, honesty, and integrity
  • The interpersonal strengths of an open-minded, curious, strategic, and creative thinker and active listener who can mediate diverse opinions to address shared needs
  • Strong relationship builder with the ability find common ground, build consensus and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders
  • Conflict literacy and ability to receive critical feedback with compassion, curiosity and humility
  • Determination, drive, and results-driven mindset

COMPENSATION

For the Vice President of Programs position, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation anticipates an annual base starting salary of at least $160,000.  The Foundation is committed to supporting their staff with a competitive benefits package which presently includes 20 days of paid time-off plus holidays, professional development stipend, medical and dental coverage for staff and their families, and participation in a retirement savings plan, among other benefits.  All benefits are subject to modification by the Foundation at any time.  At the time of posting, consistent with the Executive Order in place in the State of New Jersey, all staff is encouraged to work remotely.  Policies regarding ongoing remote work options are under development.

TO APPLY:

Diversified Search and Koya Leadership Partners have been retained to assist in this search process.  Applications, nominations and further inquiries should be directed to DodgeVP@divsearch.com.   For best consideration, all materials should be received by October 23, 2020.  A full position description can be viewed at Dodge Foundation – Vice President of Programs.pdf.

THE GERALDINE R. DODGE FOUNDATION COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We employ qualified people without regard to: race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; ancestry; disability; sexual orientation; pregnancy or breastfeeding; veteran or military status; marital status; civil union or domestic partnership status; arrest record; citizenship; credit history; genetic information; gender identity or expression; status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking; or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Brookline, MA

Assistant Director, Annual Giving, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Organization

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Position Overview

Assistant Director, Annual Giving

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brookline, MA

Remote until the end of 2020 with potential for extension or partial remote work through 2021.

The Assistant Director manages the process of identifying, qualifying, and personally soliciting and cultivating a portfolio of 350-450 donors who have the capacity to give $1,000 or more to Dana-Farber through Annual Giving, and works closely with colleagues from other Business Units to coordinate prospect management activity.

The Division of Philanthropy launched an Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (ID&E) Action Team in February of 2020 and developed a thoughtful action plan for Philanthropy to achieve progress in three areas: Fostering an Inclusive Team, Engaging Diverse Supporters, and Telling an Inclusive Story. A Philanthropy ID&E Council was established following to guide the strategy created by the Action Team and manage its implementation in the Division.

Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute.  Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.

Dana-Farber is currently in the quiet phase of a bold fundraising campaign. Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Personal Solicitation:

  • Solicit prospects for increased leadership level commitments ($1,500+); make leadership level asks; qualify and steward prospects toward annual leadership, principal and major gift solicitation; participate in comprehensive gift strategies, prepare and submit proposals; cultivate prospects; track results.
  • Utilize direct mail, phone, email, or volunteers for solicitation or cultivation of prospects as appropriate.
  • Keep current with and be able to convey information about highlights and initiatives at Dana-Farber.
  • Generate lists for donor visit requests and conduct visit calls and e-mails. Schedule donor visits (80+ donor visits per year).
  • Draft donor correspondence and proposals.

Supervise Staff:

  • Direct supervision of one Officer and shared supervision of an Assistant. Assign projects, train, motivate, evaluate.

Reporting:

  • Report progress on goals & responsibilities to the department; produce analysis of personal solicitation effectiveness.
  • Coordinate with Information Systems staff for reporting and prospect tracking.
  • Generate call reports.

Programmatic:

  • Assist with implementation of comprehensive prospect management plan within Annual Giving.

Business Unit Support:

  • Participate in visits, asks, and stewardship of Annual Giving donors.

Other Activities As Needed:

  • Participate as needed in the Division of Philanthropy’s efforts including solicitation strategy teams for key prospects and internal planning efforts. Ad-hoc projects. Other responsibilities as assigned. Responsible for assisting the entire department, including other Business Units, in reaching financial goals.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to the Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving. Direct supervision of one Officer and shared supervision of an Assistant.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree required plus 5-7 years of experience in development, including a minimum of 1 year of personal solicitation experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Strong oral and written communications skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational skills, analytical skills, and attention to detail.  Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including donors, volunteers, and DFCI staff. A significant portion of our donor base is grateful patients and families. A high degree of empathy and sensitivity is required. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and development databases. Ability to work independently and be self-motivated. Excellent problem solving and reasoning skills. Demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals. Ability to work in a collegial manner with the Division of Philanthropy team in creating and implementing solicitation strategies. Willingness to travel, primarily in MA/New England, and 1-2 times per year in other key regions. *

PATIENT CONTACT:

No 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Typical office setting. Some evening and weekend work may be required. Frequent travel in the New England area. Travel in other key regions 1-2 times/year.

* To protect the health and safety of our patients and staff, in person donor visits and travel are on hold and will resume in accordance with Institute guidelines.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Resume and cover letter required with application submission.

For more information, or to apply, please visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/job/assistant-director-annual-giving-development-fundraising-brookline-ma-6-20574/

DFCI DISCLAIMER:
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

DFCI offers a competitive benefits package including generous healthcare and retirement plans, at minimum 3-weeks’ vacation time in addition to 9 paid holidays, a flexible work environment, and work/life balance. We also provide an array of professional development opportunities.*

*All benefits subject to Institute changes

We’re hiring! Learn more about working in the Division of Philanthropy and view all open positions

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

How To Apply

For more information, or to apply, please visit: https://careers.dana-farber.org/job/assistant-director-annual-giving-development-fundraising-brookline-ma-6-20574/

San Francisco, CA

Director of Finance and Operations, Kataly Foundation

The Organization

The Kataly Foundation, a new family foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is committed to supporting restorative economics, environmental justice, and mindfulness and healing. Kataly’s mission is to support and provide resources to communities and social movements that are exploring new solutions to persistent, systemic problems, while embracing its role and responsibility in changing the systems that led to wealth extraction from these communities in the first place.

Position Overview

The Director of Finance and Operations will be a key strategic and management partner to the CEO and will oversee and execute the operational functions of the organization, including its grants management processes, financial systems, and human resources functions through partnerships and/or with internal staff.

How To Apply

The Kataly Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/KF_DFO_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.