Denver, CO

Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

At the Foundation, we believe that keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead us to better health. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work in communities across Colorado. For example, our cornerstones are designed to help ensure that:

·       We serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and prioritize Coloradans of color.

·       We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.

·       We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Position Overview

The Foundation is pleased to announce the position of Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer. The senior officer leads L&E support for several of the Foundation’s strategies. They play an integral role in helping the Foundation assess progress and impact for these strategies, and supports staff in the design and refinement of organizational strategies. In addition, they bring an enterprise-wide perspective and provide support across the organization around evidence and learning. For the strategy teams they support, the senior officer is responsible for creating and implementing comprehensive strategies for collecting evidence, designing and deploying evaluation studies, and engaging the teams in learning that both informs future strategy work and assesses existing work. This position plays a key role in supporting the senior director of learning & evaluation in developing and implementing how the L&E department does its core work around strategic support, assessing progress and impact, creating learning, and knowledge management. The senior officer also supports aspects of organizational capacity building around evidence and learning, as well as creating and overseeing structures and practices for the learning & evaluation team to improve and innovate their own practices.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the following key areas:

·       Expertise in designing evaluations to assess the progress and impact of strategy (beyond a single program)

·       Expertise designing how to incorporate evidence into the planning and implementation of strategy

·       Expertise in leading the design and implementation of learning practices for groups or organizations, with strong facilitation and group process skills

·       Demonstrated ability to center evaluation, learning and strategy work in principles of equity

·       Superb skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and an ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity

·       Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, within and across teams

·       Exceptional motivation to identify issues, innovate solutions, and continuously improve practice

·       Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight (8) years in roles that involved generating evidence, and applying that to strategy through robust learning practices. A valid Colorado driver’s license is required for travel throughout the state.

How To Apply

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through their professional contributions. Interested candidates may submit their resumes and cover letters on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website (www.coloradohealth.org).

This position closes on September 19, 2021

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Washington DC/Virtual

Deputy Director of Digital Fundraising and Engagement, PFAW

The Organization

People For the American Way is a national advocacy organization dedicated to making the promise of America real for every American: Equality. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. The right to seek justice in a court of law. The right to cast a vote that counts. The American Way. The Deputy Director of Digital Fundraising and Engagement is an integral part of a dynamic online program including the organization’s various web properties, social media channels, and hundreds of thousands of activists nationwide.

The Deputy Director of Digital Fundraising and Engagement works to engage and mobilize progressive activists in support of our advocacy campaigns. The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial and a strategic thinker who can work collaboratively with other staff to develop and test strategies for effective fundraising and advocacy campaigns. This position reports to the Senior Director of Digital and Organizing and works with the Digital Strategy team and staff across multiple departments and programs. This position is traditionally located in Washington, D.C. but can also be remote (with the ability to travel to D.C. occasionally post-pandemic).

Position Overview

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for email and web-based fundraising, including testing, onboarding, cultivation, and upgrade strategies with a strong focus on setting and achieving goals.
  • Lead strategy and execution for achieving donor and prospect list goals, including list hygiene, deliverability, retention, and paid and unpaid lead generation and donor acquisition.
  • Create and run, or work with vendors to execute, digital ads (Facebook, display, etc.)
  • Strategic use of various digital and direct response channels, including email, social media, websites, SMS and multimedia (video) products to support both fundraising and brand marketing.
  • Engage members and activists for advocacy and organizing (distributed events, volunteer recruitment, online actions, event turnout, etc.).

Required Qualifications:

  • 8+ years’ experience in online fundraising for nonprofits, political organizations, or campaigns (experience working for or with membership organizations preferred but not necessary)
  • Extremely strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong experience with email fundraising, as well as some experience fundraising on other digital channels (social media, ads, etc.)
  • Strong eye for design and at least basic graphic design skills (Adobe software experience a plus)
  • HTML a must (other coding applicable to email and landing pages a plus)
  • Experience with A/B testing and optimization strategies and execution
  • Experience with data and analytics, assessing KPIs, making data-informed decisions re: content, targeting, prioritization, etc.
  • Experience managing email lists, including knowledge of list hygiene and acquisition best practices
  • Experience with eCRM database and blast email solutions (ActionKit experience a plus)
  • Experience working with and querying/reporting on data sets (ability to work directly in SQL a plus but not required)
  • Some experience with/working knowledge of strategic use of websites for fundraising (including conversion optimization)
  • Knowledge of the space and general enthusiasm for and awareness of (ability to write about) People For’s issues – democracy issues like voting rights and money in politics, fighting far-right extremism and bigotry, the courts, racial equity and justice, gender equity and justice, etc.
  • Video editing/production skills not required but a plus

How To Apply: hr@pfaw.org

Chicago, IL

Program Associate, Julian Grace Foundation

The Organization

The Julian Grace Foundation is an entrepreneurial private foundation that does high-engagement grant making in order to create a just, unified and hopeful world. To achieve this mission, the Foundation’s grants support organizations and programs primarily in the Chicagoland area, as well as parts of Central America, the Caribbean, and Israel. The Foundation’s investments are also mission-aligned with Environmental, Social and Governmental (ESG) screens and a priority on high-impact investments. The Foundation also recently made a specific commitment to racial justice, centering the communities and people directly impacted by structural racism in its grantmaking and investment strategies.

The office is in walking distance to the Highland Park stop on the Metra Union Pacific North Line. Our staff are currently working remote, although we anticipate transitioning in the fall to a hybrid model with time at the office for meeting and collaboration.

Position Overview

The Program Associate will support the Foundation team in all aspects of the Foundation’s grant review and grantmaking, with a particular focus on the area of community organizing and advocacy in Chicagoland with a racial justice lens.  This is a new position to provide additional capacity and expertise as the Foundation lives into its current commitment to racial justice. Responsibilities will include the following:

·       Support programmatic strategy development, with a Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) lens, including examining, interpreting, researching, and refining as needed foundation grantmaking priorities and metrics.

·       Conduct site visits, review applications, financials and materials, as well as regular reporting and provide the Foundation’s Board of Directors with thoughtful, well-reasoned written analysis and recommendations.

·       Develop and maintain trusting relationships with grantee partners as part of due diligence and share learning with the staff team and Board of Directors.

·       Under supervision of Senior Program Officer, manage the screening process of prospective grantee organizations and areas of interest, including preparing research, leading initial exploratory communications with nonprofit leaders and drafting written analysis and recommendations.

·       Support the youth board’s grantmaking by co-facilitating meetings and participating in the planning process.

·       Conduct research on key issue areas and grant making strategies by other funders.

·       Participate in sector learning spaces, including philanthropic initiatives, external events and professional development opportunities.

·       Assist in preparation of Board meeting materials and reports and periodic board communications.

·       Attend external events and professional development opportunities, representing the Foundation.

·       Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate brings a strong commitment to racial justice, experience in community organizing and/or advocacy and a desire to be a part of a collaborative, entrepreneurial team. This position requires a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and 3-5 years relevant professional experience with community organizing and/or advocacy organizations. Individuals must be available to travel to grantee partners and attend occasional meetings outside regular work hours, as needed.  The work requires use of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Google and Internet programs. As we return to travel this position may require occasional domestic and international travel.

Desired competencies include the following:

  • Communication Skills – Strong writing skills and ability to communicate with grantee partners, constituents, board members and external subject matter experts is essential.  Must have skills that are effective with non-native English speakers and strong cross-cultural communication.  Strong customer-service orientation and excellent relationship-building skills.

·       Confidentiality – Impeccable integrity to maintain strictest confidentiality to ensure that privileged and/or proprietary information is adequately safeguarded against disclosure.

·       Critical Thinking – Ability to understand our mission and ensure all grantee partners are working efficiently and effectively to support that goal.  Excellent ability to synthesize information and research on topics related to the foundation’s mission and operations. Strong judgement and ability to consider a situation that may arise, and determine appropriate action steps.

·       Responsibility – Diligent and self-motivated, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work independently and drive projects forwards, as well as work collaboratively as a member of a team.

·       Collaboration – Willingness to assist in any function of the small team, make decisions collaboratively, and work with team members to prioritize multiple tasks with varying deadlines. Ask for assistance as needed, as well as understand the goals of the organization and put those above individual needs.

·       Flexibility – Willingness to thrive with change and interest in working in a start-up environment.

·       Technical aptitude – Strong attention to detail and ability to create analytical reports using qualitative and quantitative data. Basic understanding of financial information, including audited financial statements and accounting reports.

The Julian Grace Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work force at all levels of the organization. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and work to create an environment where everyone can reach his or her full potential and achieve outstanding results.  If you meet the qualifications, you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran or any other classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Compensation and Benefits:

The Julian Grace Foundation provides a competitive compensation package. Benefits include health, dental, life, and disability insurance; three-weeks paid time off in the first year; contribution to a retirement plan; and a flexible work environment. This opportunity is a full-time, exempt position based in Chicagoland. The salary range is $55,000 – $70,000.

How To Apply

Candidates can apply to the job posting at INDEED and are welcome to contact our human resources consultant who is managing the hiring process at: lori@hrtopics.com

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Des Moines, IA

Iowa State Director, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

A LITTLE ABOUT US

Founded at its grassroots in the United States in 1951, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of a diverse staff and more than 400 scientists, TNC impacts conservation in 79 countries and territories across six continents. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has been doing work you can believe in, protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to earth’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. We recognize that conservation is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of widely diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Hiring and cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable staff is a reflection of our global character, the communities in which we work, and our collaborative engagement with partners. We promote a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellness, and flexibility needs of the people we employ by offering a competitive benefits package, including, but not limited to, health insurance, domestic partner coverage, matched 401(k) program, floating holidays, and paid parental leave.

To learn more, visit www.nature.org and nature.org/Iowa or follow @nature_press and @nature_IA on Twitter.

TNC IN IOWA

Since 1963, TNC in Iowa has worked to preserve the state’s natural landscapes through the advancement of our land and water conservation work. Project managers across the state work within their own communities to protect and conserve private lands and work with agricultural producers and companies on best practices. With a staff of 19, a Board of Trustees comprised of 21 members, and an annual operating budget $3.5M, the Iowa Chapter protects more than 20,000 acres of land.  This role offers a unique opportunity to help shape a resilient, viable future for all Iowans.

Our TNC Iowa Chapter Objectives:

• Execute protection and management of resilient lands and waters at a pace and scale that matters.

• Be recognized as a leading conservation organization in Iowa.

• Champion farmers, ranchers, and private landowners to serve as conservationists of our soil and water resources.

• Transform agricultural systems in Iowa to create regenerative, healthy soils for food and water that positively impact and enable sustainability.

• Broaden support for climate action in Iowa that will aid the US to reduce emissions and strengthen resilience to climate change impacts.

• Build organizational capacity to effectively and efficiently deliver on all conservation outcomes at a pace and scale that matters.

• Build a diverse and inclusive environment, both amongst staff, trustees, and around Conservancy projects.

Position Overview

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE STATE DIRECTOR

Based in Des Moines, the State Director drives our conservation strategy, public policy leadership, and development activities while working closely with our Board of Trustees.  Together they shape and implement the Chapter’s Strategic Plan in alignment with the Chapter Objectives, TNC’s Shared Conservation Agenda priorities, and TNC’s values.

The key role of the State Director is to lead, manage, and inspire the chapter staff and trustees to collectively achieve the maximum contribution to the organization’s mission. They ensure measurable success in conservation and fundraising programs and contribute intellectual, financial and human resources to priority, cross-boundary initiatives. They support alignment of activities by securing, coordinating and configuring resources, capacity and programs to address the most critical conservation priorities of the organization at multiple scales. They are responsible for collaborating with others across the division and throughout the organization on the procurement and application of resources in Iowa as well as in areas beyond their span of authority.

The State Director assures fundraising success and works with philanthropy staff to secure increased private and corporate support for conservation from donors of various backgrounds, engaging with major donors, corporations and foundations and supporting staff in nurturing donor relationships. The State Director approves budgets and sets priorities that dictate private and public fundraising goals. They serve as the primary statewide spokesperson for TNC to internal and external audiences (including staff, volunteers, the Board of Trustees, public and private donors, government agencies and officials, community leaders and other partners) and cultivate those audiences to support and promote TNC’s mission and vision.

Through the empowerment of other managers, the State Director develops and supports the chapter staff to meet the conservation priorities of the Chapter and of the global organization.  The State Director also ensures a work environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive and maintains organizational values.  The State Director reports to the Great Plains Division Director and works closely with the state’s Board of Trustees.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

• Ensures measurable advancement of the stated objectives of the Iowa Chapter;

• Manages the development and successful execution of the Chapter’s Strategic Plan, budget, financial plans, philanthropic goals, marketing and communications plans, and annual conservation work programs;

• Provides leadership in public policy efforts within the chapter and the region;

• Ensures recruitment, management and development of high quality, diverse, and effective staff;

• Demonstrates a strong understanding of on-the-ground land management conservation;

• Ensures that programmatic commitments, financial standards and legal requirements are met;

• Incorporates organizational values and competencies as foundational elements in all aspects of work;

• Promotes a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion;

• Presents and represents the Chapter’s and TNC’s vision in a compelling and engaging manner to internal and external audiences as lead spokesperson;

• Delivers effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to associate groups, managers at all levels, board members, key stakeholders and outside organizations;

• Provides support of regional and global TNC priorities;

• Demonstrates a willingness and ability to travel throughout the geography and globally as required;

• Works flexibly, sometimes beyond the normal workday, including weekends, as necessary, during deadline periods;

• Performs well under pressure;

• Actively participates in the Great Plains Division leadership team, collaborating on innovative, cross-boundary projects;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 7 years of experience as a leader in the conservation arena, non-profit sector, advocacy or related for-profit area, or equivalent experience;

• Experience in leading and managing a large multi-disciplinary team;

• Experience communicating with and presenting to diverse audiences, including donors, board members, employees, and outside partners;

• Experience and/or a strong desire to fundraise; and raise major gifts;

• Experience in budget management;

• Experience overseeing complex conservation projects;

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strategic Leadership and Collaborative Management:

• Appreciation for the important role that science plays in the design, implementation and measurement of land and water conservation and stewardship. Demonstrates a curiosity for the complexity of our conservation work. An ability to “zoom in, zoom out” from regional view to local view and experience leading and participating in strategic planning efforts to influence large, complex systems;

• Extensive and proven management experience, including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives and manage the performance of a large multi-disciplinary team;

• Ability to inspire and be inspired by a board of trustees, donors and partners, and staff working to align vision and strategy for greater impact;

• Desire to fundraise from private individual donors, foundations, government agencies and business. Success in raising gifts of $500,000 or more;

• Understanding and interest in working with government agencies and the legislative process, especially in the realms of sustainable development, natural resources, energy, climate, water, environmental justice, the environment or related fields;

• Experience managing a portfolio of initiatives that utilizes cross functional teams, as well as some experience serving as the champion/leader who was accountable for outcomes;

• Understanding and experience with strategic financial management, including long-term sustainability and complex budget management: grants, donations, endowments, indirect costs, personnel costs and benefits, etc.; and

• Ability to attract, develop and retain diverse staff talent, trustees and donors critical to mission success. Success building workplace climates that are fair, inclusive, representative of Iowa’s demographics, and equitable, where every staff member feels they belong and can offer their maximum contribution to the Shared Conservation Agenda and all TNC’s operations. Ability to diagnose needs of staff and support different leadership, management and work styles within a learning organization.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

• Exposure to various cultures, geographies, nationalities, ethnicities, and points of view, appreciating the basis of each person’s worldview;

• Exposure to various economic sectors in order to appreciate the vastness of experience and expertise of others outside their field of interest, such as financial, manufacturing, technology, government, natural resources, education, etc.

• Demonstrated respect for committing to local, on-the-ground involvement with people, communities, and cultures, with awareness and sensitivity to their economic realities; and

• Understanding of Iowa’s unique history, heritage, and culture; aptitude and capability to work closely with communities large or small, rural or urban, etc.

• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

• Demonstrated level of awareness, understanding and the ability to communicate about systemic inequalities that affect the field of environmental conservation.

• Experience advancing justice and equity within the field of environmental conservation.

Interpersonal Communication Skills:

• Active listening skills, including awareness of body language and physical-mental-emotional linkages. Curiosity for the motivations of all parties, seeking intersections among differing perspectives and viewpoints;

• Capacity to advocate successfully using science and data, communicate with authenticity and credibility and exert influence by being a role model for people, programs, and ethics. Ability to engage others through dynamic, empathetic, and articulate presentations and dialogue, conveying contagious enthusiasm that engenders a shared vision for the future; and

• Ability to communicate love of nature and passion for conservation in an inspiring, motivating and positive way.

How To Apply

The application deadline is September 20, 2021, prior to 10:59 p.m. Central Time (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time).

External applicants: Please apply to Job #50232 at www.nature.org/careers, or apply directly HERE and submit (required) cover letter and resume using the upload buttons.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Request for Proposals: ABFE Grant Writer

Grant Writer, ABFE

The Organization

ABFE:
A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities is accepting proposals for an experienced grant writer to support our growing grant portfolio. The consultant will lead on proposal and report writing and strategy.

BACKGROUND OF ORGANIZATION ABFE:

A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities, is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Building on our 50-year history, ABFE provides its members with professional development, training resources, technical assistance, leadership, and cross-sector networking opportunities. The founding mission of ABFE is to promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities. Throughout our history, the organization has clarified and defined investments that are strategic and improve outcomes for our children, youth, adults, and families. We provide crucial support for Black professionals working in a field with documented diversity and inclusion challenges.

ABFE is a leader in conversations on issues of equity and fairness by provoking foundations to face society’s most complex issues and discuss philanthropy’s role in addressing them. Mission: To promote effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.

Vision: ABFE will be central to a movement of grantmaking entities, donors, and nonprofits to improve outcomes for Black communities and the country as a whole. Key Audiences: Philanthropic institutions: community foundations, family/private foundations, government grantmaking agencies, corporate foundations, federated funds, and individual philanthropists. Nonprofit Organizations: educational institutions, civic and fraternal organizations, faith-based institutions and other public charities. Current staff, trustees, or donors. Industry Partners: for-profit consultants that serve the philanthropic sector (investment management firms, lawyers, financial advisors, research firms, technology firms, etc.) Non-member constituencies: prospective funder members, prospective professional partners, policymakers and the general public.

Position Overview

ABFE’s grant portfolio currently includes grant funds from corporate entities, private charitable foundations, and family foundations. The contracted work will include writing and submitting proposals for new sources of funding, renewal proposals for applicable existing grants, and grant reports. The consultant will also be responsible for managing the organization’s growing grant portfolio to ensure timely submissions with a focus on content gathering, data management, and developing timelines with the support of the Director of Development and Campaigns and the Manager of Development. The Consultant’s responsibilities will include:

1. Understanding and actively engaging in the successful implementation of the organization’s fundraising and development plan.

2. Regular grant proposal and report curation, editing, and submissions.

3. Management of the grant reporting calendar.

4. Consistent and clear communication with management about grant prospects, proposal and reporting requirements, and deadlines.

5. Regular collection and analysis of demographic and other important program-related data to enhance and advance the organization’s needs statement and proposals.

6. Development and maintenance of grant templates and materials.

7. Professional and confidential management of grant records, organizational documents, and data. Previous experience working in the philanthropic landscape with a lens towards racial equity is strongly preferred.

The grant writer will work closely with the development team including the Director of Development and Campaigns, the Manager of Development, and the Vice President of External Affairs who are charged with the visioning, creation and implementation of ABFE’s fundraising and development plan and campaign goals.

AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES / INTEGRATION : Consultant will have access to ABFE’s Salesforce instance, and our file share server.

How To Apply

Send proposals Friday, September 17, 2021 by email to T’Shawn Rivers, Director of Development and Campaigns at: trivers@abfe.org.

Los Altos, CA

Communications Officer, US Programs, David and Lucille Packard Foundation

The Organization

About the David and Lucile Packard Foundation:

The Packard Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children, families, and communities—and restoring and protecting our planet. Guided by the principles of our founders, we think big and serve with humility.

Our grantees are making positive change all over the world and in our own backyard. We are known for our work protecting the climate, oceans, and land and for advancing reproductive health and rights. We also work hard to ensure that all children and families have what they need to succeed. Our capacity-building projects help non-profit leaders build more powerful and impactful organizations and movements.

People join the Packard Foundation because they believe in our mission. They stay for the community of talented and thoughtful colleagues who care deeply about making a meaningful impact. Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is central to all our endeavors. We are committed to continually improving our efforts to lift up diverse voices, to advocate for justice and to foster inclusivity — both within the Foundation and in our grantmaking.

The organization lives the values it supports. Our green headquarters is net zero energy and LEED® Platinum. Our bathrooms are gender neutral. Employees get a full week of paid time each year to volunteer with a non-profit of their choice. The Foundation also has a generous donation matching program for staff.

There is much work to do in the world and our local communities. At the Packard Foundation, we are committed to doing it with the highest levels of integrity, effectiveness and caring.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.packard.org.

Position Overview

About the Department:

The Communications Team develops and implements communications strategies in partnership with our grantmaking program staff that are designed to leverage the Foundation’s influence and increase grantmaking impact.

Our communications efforts are guided by the following priorities:

  • Communicate with grantees and stakeholders with consistency, clarity, and transparency to build strong trusting relationships with them.
  • Integrate justice and equity throughout communications to reflect our values.
  • Strengthen and enhance the Foundation’s unified voice to advance our collective impact, amplify the Foundation’s grantmaking, and advocate for the issues we fund.
  • Support grantees’ communications capacity and share their work.
  • Advise program teams on communications-related grantmaking to advance our programmatic goals.

You will be part of a strategic, cohesive, and collaborative team led by the Communications Director who is a member of the Foundation’s leadership team.

About the Role:

We seek a Communications Officer to lead the Foundation’s communications strategies and initiatives for our U.S.-based program areas, which include support for women, children, and families; local grantmaking; and our justice and equity commitments. Candidates should be passionate about the Foundation’s work in these issue areas, social change communications, advocacy, and civic engagement. Candidates should have experience in tracking and monitoring local, state, and federal policies and in translating these opportunities into communications that inspire our audiences to act.

Individuals should be intellectually curious and have experience working with subject-matter experts and leaders across these various fields. A successful candidate is an accomplished communications strategist, project manager, coach, and relationship builder who can prioritize, confidently make decisions, and move easily across projects.

Candidates best-suited for this role are collaborative, solution-oriented with strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with Foundation staff, grantees, external consultants, media, and other stakeholders.

Inherent in all aspects of the Foundation is a commitment to creating an inclusive culture that shows respect for all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. A strong candidate should be personally committed to growing their cultural competence and will actively participate in the Foundation’s work to integrate justice and equity into all facets of our work.

This position is in downtown Los Altos, California. Initially, the role may start remotely but will require working onsite at the Foundation offices in downtown Los Altos, California once the Foundation offices reopen. All employees must be California residents.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Communications Officers develop and lead creative campaigns, shape Foundation thought leadership, and amplify grantees to influence social change and inspire new audiences. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work in partnership with program staff to develop and implement communications for the Foundation’s grantmaking related to women, children, and families; local grantmaking in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties in the San Francisco Bay Area; and our justice and equity fund.
  • Provide active thought partnership, guiding colleagues through communications planning and budgeting, campaign strategy, and execution.
  • Lead on message development, media engagement, drafting and editing content including articles, blogs, social media posts, and other external and internal communications.
  • Work directly with grantees as needed, organizing around shared projects, and providing communications counsel and/or technical assistance.
  • Provide counsel on communications-related grantmaking.
  • Serve as a supportive, creative, and flexible Communications Team member on Foundation- wide projects, initiatives, and learning.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of and communications experience on social change.
  • Superb professional writing skills with the ability to quickly create content for opinion articles, web content, social media, and stories.
  • Experience translating policy issues into compelling communications that inspire action.
  • Significant project management experience with large teams and external consultants.
  • Excellent analytic abilities and critical thinking skills with the ability to see the big picture and chart a path towards achieving goals.
  • Proven experience with media relations, media training, and earned media.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach, partner with, and support subject matter experts.
  • Adept at quickly absorbing and understanding new subjects.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills; proven ability to navigate and manage several varied responsibilities at once.
  • Ability to travel domestically (as conditions allow.)

Important personal attributes for success include:

  • A solutions-oriented attitude.
  • Flexibility to shift and pivot as needed.
  • Collaborative and culturally thoughtful team player.
  • High emotional intelligence, including the ability to read and navigate difficult situations with respect.
  • Discernment; excellent judgement.

Experience

  • Has led social change communications for a domestic, nationally focused nonprofit, philanthropy, government agency, and/or other policy advocacy organization.
  • Experience providing communications counsel to an organization’s senior staff.
  • Experience leading communications strategies and advocacy campaigns that furthered the organization’s goals.
  • Significant writing experience and success in landing regional and national media placements.

Compensation and Benefits:

The position is full-time, exempt. Salary will be commensurate with related work experience and education.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation offers excellent benefits for eligible employees. Current benefits include medical (HMO and HDHPs), dental and vision coverage; 15% employer contribution to employee retirement plan; life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and sick leave; an adoption benefit; fertility benefit; a financial wellness program; health advocacy services, paid time off to volunteer for nonprofit organizations; matching grants for employee contributions to tax exempt organizations; commute assistance; and tuition assistance.

To Apply:

To apply, go to the Packard Foundation Careers page. Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the Packard Foundation’s mission and programs.

American South (remote)

Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Organization

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation’s mission is to help people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. We work in 11 Southern states, supporting organizations and networks making progress along three interconnected pathways of change: economic opportunity, supportive policies and institutions, and democracy and civic engagement. The Foundation aims to center racial equity and power building in all our work, from grantmaking to investments, communications and more.

The Foundation works to foster a supportive environment where all staff can thrive. Our team pays careful attention to organizational culture, devoting time for reflection and relationship building. The office closes for two weeks each year for our hardworking team to recharge without using vacation days. We offer generous benefits, including retirement contributions, health and dental coverage, and we allow staff to work from anywhere in our 11-state Southeastern United States footprint.

Position Overview

Locat

Salary: $75,000-$85,000

Location: Remote from anywhere in MRBF’s 11-state Southern footprint

Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to the work culture of the Foundation 
    • Engage colleagues in partnership, building relationships of mutual respect
    • Celebrate wins for the organization and your colleagues
    • Identify needs and pain points for yourself and others
    • Give colleagues direct, honest and kind feedback
    • Develop solutions that contribute to a diverse, high performing team
  • Build relationships and manage knowledge 
    • Have ongoing conversations with key actors in 3-4 states within the Foundation’s 11-state Southeastern footprint
    • Share knowledge and insights with colleagues at the Foundation through formal exchanges, informal conversations and written documents
    • Contribute to Foundation communications in collaboration with the Communications Director
  • Make grants 
    • Work with prospective grantees through the process of submitting a proposal
    • Co-develop and ask questions, take notes, support and/or lead decision-making during the grant due diligence process
    • Generate documentation of grant decisions for approval by the Board of Directors

Qualifications: 

  • Experience 
    • Two or more years of experience making grants at a philanthropic institution
    • Personal commitment to race and gender equity evidenced by respect for the dignity and abilities of all people
    • Deep knowledge of the Southeastern United States and its diverse communities
    • Track record of building relationships and fostering alliances among diverse people to accomplish goals
  • Skills 
    • Subject-matter expertise in racial equity and/or power-building
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Ability to use instinct and intuition effectively in building relationships and making decisions
  • Mindset 
    • Desire to cultivate trust and make decisions collaboratively
    • Ability to work independently
    • Technologically savvy with the capability to learn new tools quickly

Similar to program officers at other philanthropic organizations, MRBF’s Network Officers work with the Program Team to build relationships, identify partners, conduct due diligence and make grants.

How To Apply

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Remote, Southern US

Associate Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Organization

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation’s mission is to help people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. We work in 11 Southern states, supporting organizations and networks making progress along three interconnected pathways of change: economic opportunity, supportive policies and institutions, and democracy and civic engagement. The Foundation aims to center racial equity and power building in all our work, from grantmaking to investments, communications and more.

The Foundation works to foster a supportive environment where all staff can thrive. Our team pays careful attention to organizational culture, devoting time for reflection and relationship building. The office closes for two weeks each year for our hardworking team to recharge without using vacation days. We offer generous benefits, including retirement contributions, health and dental coverage, and we allow staff to work from anywhere in our 11-state Southeastern US footprint.

Position Overview

SaBasic Function: 
Similar to associate program officers at other philanthropic organizations, MRBF’s Associate Network Officers work with the Program Team to build relationships, identify partners, conduct due diligence and make grants.

Salary: $65,000-$75,000

Similar to associate program officers at other philanthropic organizations, MRBF’s Associate Network Officers work with the Program Team to build relationships, identify partners, conduct due diligence and make grants.

Salary: $65,000-$75,000

Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to the work culture of the Foundation
    • Engage colleagues in partnership, building relationships of mutual respect
    • Celebrate wins for the organization and your colleagues
    • Identify needs and pain points for yourself and others
    • Give colleagues direct, honest and kind feedback
    • Develop solutions that contribute to a diverse, high performing team
  • Build relationships and manage knowledge 
    • Have ongoing conversations with key actors in 3-4 states within the Foundation’s 11-state Southeastern footprint
    • Share knowledge and insights with colleagues at the Foundation through formal exchanges, informal conversations and written documents
    • Contribute to Foundation communications in collaboration with the Communications Director
  • Support grant making  
    • Work with prospective grantees through the process of submitting a proposal
    • Co-develop and ask questions, take notes, and participate in decision-making during the grant due diligence process
    • Generate documentation of grant decisions for approval by the Board of Directors

Qualifications: 

  • Experience 
    • Personal commitment to race and gender equity evidenced by respect for the dignity and abilities of all people
    • Deep knowledge of the Southeastern United States and its diverse communities
    • Track record of building relationships and fostering alliances among diverse people to accomplish goals
  • Skills 
    • Subject-matter expertise in racial equity and/or power-building
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills
    • Ability to use instinct and intuition effectively in building relationships and making decisions
  • Mindset 
    • Desire to cultivate trust and make decisions collaboratively
    • Ability to work independently
    • Technologically savvy with the capability to learn new tools quickly

How To Apply

This position is open until filled, but we encourage candidates to apply early. To apply, click here.

Durham, NC

DATA PROJECT MANAGER, ANNUAL FUND (Database Analyst I), Duke Alumni Engagement & Development

The Organization
Duke in Durham Durham’s distinctive neighborhoods and thriving businesses combine the friendliness of a small city with tasty dining, lively arts and an entrepreneurial spirit. Durham is diverse, dynamic and a great place to live.

Position Overview

Occupational Summary:

The Data Project Manager will work in a highly integrated team environment to serve as a data manager for the Annual Fund.  This position will work to oversee the data needs of an Annual Fund team of 26 individuals by managing the production of all databases and reporting needs, providing data standardization rules across all teams and serving as a data-related trainer and consultant. In a given year, more than 150 databases and reports are created for the purpose of soliciting unrestricted support for the University through travel, volunteers, direct mail, email and phone-a-thon. These efforts raise more than $30 million a year from more than 50,000 alumni, parents, friends and students. This position will report to the Director of Annual Fund Communications.

Work Performed:

40% Data Management

Coordinate with project participants, including internal and external staff, as well as other interested parties to establish a communication system to coordinate the various aspects of the project; respond to inquiries about the project according to policies and procedures.

  • Develop and implement strategies for streamlining data processes and standardizing data rules across all projects
  • Collaborate with the staff and schools to understand the criteria for  data pulls and reports, communicate deadlines and answer questions as necessary
  • Manage the priority list of data needs within the Annual Fund and create new reporting tools as needed to maximize efficiency
  • Maintain and update existing reports and stored procedures located on the server and shared drive
  • Manage the AF Help ticket system by assigning and completing data requests as needed
  • Serve as department liaison with the Alumni and Development staff in relations to the Alumni and Development CRM system, DADD.
  • Work with Project Manager to assure that all completed lists are archived for historical reference

60%: Data Production

  • Work with internal and external staff and print vendors to coordinate the collection, cleaning and dissemination of related data for all Annual Fund projects.
  • Collaborate with staff to determine appropriate criteria for each project
  • Pull data and review for both accuracy of biographical information  and compliance with requested inclusions/exclusions
  • Provide list for review to internal and external staff and edit list as necessary
  • Provide print vendor with list and ensure that all variable data is accurate and placement is correct
  • Work with Development Communications on selected direct marketing projects beyond the Annual Fund as needed

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Curiosity and Information Seeking
  • Attention to Detail
  • {Planning, Prioritizing and Multitasking
  • Collaborating with Others
  • Express Ideas Orally and in Writing
  • Shares Knowledge

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Work requires a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, computer science, or a computer related field or the equivalent coursework or technical training.

Experience

Work requires 2 years of progressive programming or database administration experience to include design, implementation, tuning, backup, recovery, modification and reorganization of relational databases for a complex computer network.  OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

How To Apply

Send email along with resume and cover letter to DAED-jobs@duke.edu

Flexible/Remote

Managing Director, Sall Family Foundation

The Organization

About Sall Family Foundation
Sall Family Foundation (“SFF”), founded nearly 30 years ago, supports transformative change at the nexus between the environment, public health, and community resiliency.
SFF’s vision is turned into reality by a simple approach – backing leaders and organizations closest to the big challenges to the environment, public health, and poverty, empowering them to experiment, learn, and evolve as the planet around them changes. This is achieved through funding of both locally led civil society organizations and larger non-profit agencies with whom we encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration. This ensures community-driven approaches can leverage collective wisdom, scientific evidence, and scale efficiencies.

Position Overview

The Opportunity
A newly added position, the managing director will focus across all programming areas.  Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with a fellow managing director and grantee partners, this new team member will play a critical role in shaping and driving a body of work that leverages what has been learned to date and create exciting new opportunities to improve lives and livelihoods around the world. The role brings together elements of program strategy and insight, research, impact measurement, and learning for both internal and external audiences. As such, this position offers a rare opportunity to play an essential part in shaping the SFF’s future direction.

Qualifications
A generalist grounded in science who exhibits a willingness to develop expertise without being “the expert” and who is also adept at working across a diverse array of issues would be well suited for the position.

We are seeking candidates with more than 10 years of professional experience working in a transdisciplinary manner across multiple SFF focus areas (environment, global public health, poverty alleviation, and science) in an international context. A Master’s Degree (or equivalent combination of experience/education) in science and experience that blends working with NGOs, civil society organizations, nonprofits, philanthropies or government agencies is highly desired. Experience working in family foundations or family offices is helpful but not required.

The position is remote with a preference for candidates currently located on the east coast of the U.S. The ability to travel domestically, and in some cases, internationally, approximately 20% of the time is required.

The salary range of the Managing Director is $140,000-$180,000 DOE.

To see the full description and a list of qualifications please visit: https://www.goodcitizen.com/executive-search/sall-family-foundation-managing-director/ 

How To Apply

Please visit: https://www.goodcitizen.com/executive-search/sall-family-foundation-managing-director/   

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