Grants Manager, The Trevor Project

The Organization

Founded in 1998, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The Trevor Project’s vision is to always be the world’s largest and best-in-class provider of suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for LGBTQ youth, and serve as a leading voice in education, advocacy, and research related to LGBTQ youth and mental health.​

Position Overview

The Trevor Project is seeking a Leadership Giving Manager to accelerate the development, implementation, and growth of our robust mid-level donor program. This position is an integral part of a lively, multidisciplinary Community Giving team focused on closing individual gifts outside of the Major Gift portfolio. The Leadership Giving Manager is responsible for bringing bold, new visions to life in donor communications that inspire and inform as well as developing and executing fundraising strategies that attract new donors and increase mid-level donor contribution levels. An ambitious and entrepreneurial team member, the Manager will be comfortable forging close partnerships both internally and externally and coordinating closely with others to proactively seek new funding and growth opportunities while serving as a partner in an innovative and functionally diverse team. The Leadership Giving Manager will combine these skills with a passion for LGBTQ youth and saving their lives. Specific qualifications include:

  • Action-oriented. You know how to get things done. You operate with urgency and efficiency. You know how to identify problems and love to develop plans informed by data to deliver and solve them.​
  • Builder. You’re someone who thinks strategically. You’re excited about the opportunity to take the status quo as just a starting point, then implement best practices and continually innovate.
  • Collaborative. You understand that the best way to meet and exceed goals is through outstanding teamwork.​
  • Goal-oriented. You set aggressive goals that are achievable, then focus on exceeding them.​
  • Fundraising Guru. You have deep knowledge of both the art and science of fundraising and have a proven track record as a fundraiser with individual gifts. You have a strong facility with fundraising software (Salesforce preferred) and a broad understanding of donor acquisition, digital giving, and moves management.​
  • Passionate. You care about LGBTQ youth. You care about saving lives. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world.​
  • Fun. The work we do is very serious, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun. We know how to have a good time and you should too.​

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for The Trevor Project.

How To Apply

Leadership Giving Manager

Denver, CO

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 Learning & Evaluation Officer. The officer leads L&E support for several of the Foundation’s strategies. They play an integral role in helping the Foundation assess its progress and impact for these strategies, and supports staff in the design and refinement of organizational strategies. As part of this work, the officer is responsible for overseeing the collection of evidence, designing and deploying evaluation studies, and engaging the teams in learning that both informs future strategy work and assesses existing work. This position is responsible for implementing the L&E team’s approaches to strategic support, assessing progress and impact, creating learning, and knowledge management for each of the strategy teams they support – with an emphasis on being able to tailor planning and actions to the context and priorities of each strategy team. They participate and contribute to capacity-building around evidence and learning, and participate in reflection on the L&E team’s own practices with the intent of improving practice.

Candidates will have a personal commitment and connection with our mission and cornerstones; work well in ambiguity and managing change; and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities. They will need to be able to apply principles of health equity and racial justice across all of their work, as well as integrate concepts of strategy formation and refinement, systems thinking, complexity, adaptive/emergent strategy, worldviews and power.

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

·       Experience designing evaluations to assess the progress and impact of strategy

·       Experience helping groups or organizations integrate evidence into their decisions

·       Experience designing and implementing learning practices, 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 five (5) years in lead roles that involved designing evaluation and 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 (

This position closes on 9/26/21

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

Southfield, MI

Two-Year Impact Investing Fellow, Council of Michigan Foundations

The Organization

About the Council of Michigan Foundations:
The Council of Michigan Foundations seeks a dynamic and engaged individual to help us advance our mission to lead, strengthen and support Michigan’s community!

CMF’s work focuses on emboldening and equipping Michigan philanthropy in the relentless pursuit of equitable systems and inclusive diversity, fortifying the field through public policy action, fostering the

About the Council of Michigan Foundations:
The Council of Michigan Foundations seeks a dynamic and engaged individual to help us advance our mission to lead, strengthen and support Michigan’s community!

CMF’s work focuses on emboldening and equipping Michigan philanthropy in the relentless pursuit of equitable systems and inclusive diversity, fortifying the field through public policy action, fostering the growth of current and future philanthropy leaders and advancing exemplary philanthropic practices and field expertise. Equity is a pillar of our work, and equity is embedded across our priority pillars of policy, practice and people.

CMF is a leadership organization driven by our values and the power of people, equipped with deep sector expertise and the ability to anticipate and adapt, ever committed to continuous improvement in support of Michigan philanthropy.

Read more about us at:
Follow us on social media @michfoundations.

About the Fisher Foundation:

The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation’s core philosophy is grounded in the beliefs of our founders and the family’s shared Jewish values that life’s purpose is found in service to others. The mission of the Foundation is to enrich humanity by strengthening and empowering children and families in need. In the Jewish tradition of tzedakah, the Foundation works to repair the world (tikkun olam) alongside those who share our mission.

Tzedakah, derived from the Hebrew language, conveys fairness and justice. This is the closest term to “charity” in Hebrew, and stems from a fundamental belief that donors benefit from philanthropy as much as recipients. More than a financial transaction, philanthropy in the tradition of tzedakah builds trusting relationships. The Foundation is guided by tzedakah and driven by a desire to work in partnership with those inside the issues we seek to address.

Read more about the Fisher Foundation at

Position Overview

Position: Two-Year Impact Investing Fellow

Location: Southfield, MI

Reports to: Director of Alignment and Impact Investing, Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation; Chief Strategy Officer, Council of Michigan Foundations

Position Summary

The Fellow will use their knowledge, experience, creativity and commitment to support the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation in advancing the foundation’s work to ensure organizations focused on social and environmental impact have access to growth capital to expand innovation and grow organizational capacity and sustainability. The Fellow will additionally support the Council of Michigan Foundations’ work with foundations across the state engaged in and exploring impact investing as a vehicle to positively and equitably affect change in communities, collaborating with staff, the CMF Impact Investing Expert in Residence and the CMF Impact Investing Committee.

The Fellow will be embedded in the Fisher Foundation team; approximately 80% of their time will be allocated to work with the foundation. The remaining 20% of their time will be allocated to work with the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) as well as their own professional development and growth in the field.

The Fisher Foundation and CMF share a commitment to ensuring a pipeline of diverse professionals have access to tools, strategies and resources to enter into and succeed in the philanthropy field, with opportunities to advance into leadership roles.

Functions of the position include:

• In partnership with the Fisher impact investing staff, committee and advisors, manage the intake of impact investing inquiries received by the foundation. Use established criteria to provide first-round analysis to the staff. Assist in communication and follow-through for each inquiry.

• Support the development of data-informed solutions and structures to advance the foundation’s impact investing practice, offering insights and innovative thinking in a collaborative environment.

• Serve as a thought partner to the team in pipeline development and portfolio monitoring and evaluation.

• Work with the team to prepare for committee and board meetings, including electronic organizing of information and preparing materials.

• Conduct research and stay informed on relevant policy issues, news from the field and local opportunities for investment; provide summary reporting to foundation and CMF leadership.

• Contribute to the missions of the Fisher Foundation and CMF, engaging as a full member of both staff teams and participating in various meetings and staff activities.

• Represent the Fisher Foundation and CMF at local, in-state and national conferences and events.

• Work in partnership with CMF staff, the CMF Impact Investing Expert in Residence and the CMF Impact Investing Committee, helping to advance the key areas of CMF’s impact investing focus, including education, resource sharing, convenings and connections, and opportunities for partnership and collaboration.

• Support the development of CMF communications and research related to impact investing practices.

• Identify and pursue opportunities to collaborate with other CMF fellows and peer foundations on projects of shared interest.

Qualifications for the Position

The successful candidate should be an early to mid-career professional with experience working in philanthropy, the social impact sector, government or policy settings. A graduate degree in public policy, public administration, business or equivalent may be helpful or candidates with a bachelors degree, relevant experience and a passion for social impact are encouraged to apply. Working knowledge of basic financial principles and an outstanding willingness to learn and contribute is ideal. Most critical for success in this role is the ability to embrace the importance of both financial and social impact. Previous experience working in Michigan is preferred.

The candidate must have a serious interest in the social and philanthropic sectors, along with the following:

• Skills: Research, analysis, external relations, project management and excellent written and verbal communication abilities.

• Characteristics: Quick learner, self-starter, creative problem solver, detail oriented, flexible, well-organized and committed to meeting deadlines.

• Abilities: Works well independently and on a team.

As health and safety conditions are monitored the position will be exclusively virtual initially. It is anticipated the Fellow will work in-person out of the Fisher Foundation offices in Southfield, Michigan when the offices re-open. At that time, travel within and out of state to attend meetings and conferences will be added.

Physical and Mental Activities and Requirements:

• While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel to perform the duties. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk around to perform the duties. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

• The employee may operate any or all of the following: telephone, cellular telephone, copy and fax machine, imaging equipment, computer and printer.

• This position may require travel by automobile and airplane.

• This position requires the employee to make decisions in a timely manner and anticipate all of the potential ramifications of decisions made.

• The employee must be able to read and interpret documents, understand/follow complex written and oral instructions, be able to express themselves clearly/concisely, perform mathematical functions and handle multiple, concurrent tasks.

• This position requires regular and predictable attendance, a portion of which may be done remotely.

How To Apply

Salary & Benefits:
The annual salary for this fellowship is $60,000. In addition to salary, benefits include health insurance, a 403b plan with contribution matching, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, paid time off and other benefits.

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to Tammie TenBroeke at Items must be received no later than September 17, 2021.

The Council of Michigan Foundations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All correspondence will remain confidential.

Los Angeles, CA

Program Officer, Weingart Foundation

The Organization

The Weingart Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation advancing racial, social and economic justice in Southern California. Founded in 1951 by Ben and Stella Weingart, the Foundation has provided over $1 billion in grants and loans to thousands of organizations across the region. By strengthening organizations focused on providing critical services and building power in communities of color, the Weingart Foundation is demonstrating what is possible when we invest and trust in our partners.

Position overview:

The primary responsibility of this newly created Program Officer position is the management and review of grant requests from initial contact with grant applicants to final disposition, reporting and learning. The Program Officer serves as a member of the grant making staff of the Foundation and works closely with the Special Projects team, all program staff, and the Foundation’s C.E.O. to develop and recommend grants consistent with the Foundation’s policies, guidelines and commitment to advancing racial, social and economic justice. The Program Officer will have a specific, but not exclusive, focus on reviewing grant requests specific to several of the Foundation’s Areas of Special Interest (Immigrant & Refugee Rights, Housing Justice, and Strengthening Nonprofit Effectiveness) and our Strategic Opportunity Fund.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following materials by Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 at 5 p.m.

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Chicago, IL

Chief Operating Officer, The Joyce Foundation

The Organization

The Joyce Foundation (Joyce) is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy that invests in public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region. Joyce supports policy research, development, and advocacy in six program areas: Culture, Democracy, Education & Economic Mobility, Environment, Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform, and Journalism. The Foundation focuses its grant making primarily in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, while also exploring promising, evidence-informed policy solutions nationally and at the federal level.

Position Overview

Joyce seeks nominations and applications for the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). After a recent review of finance, operations, and governance functions, this new position was created to bring together essential functions/teams into one unit. This new position will be responsible for leading this integration for greater synergies and efficiencies.

Reporting to the President and working in close partnership with the Chief Investment Officer and other members of the senior leadership team, the COO will build and steward strong, integrated systems and practices in support of the Foundation’s mission. This person will be a strategic thinker and proven implementer in bringing about organizational, technical, and service enhancements, and leading change across organizations. The COO will lead and work closely with a dedicated team responsible for finance, grants management, technology and information management, facilities, and talent and culture to continually strengthen the Foundation’s internal systems for impact, agility, and sound stewardship. The COO will also serve as Secretary to the Board of Directors, performing delegated fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of the Board. Past experience working inside philanthropic institutions and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders are crucial along with the ability to inspire and manage high-performing teams. Along with the executive management team, the COO will help to advance the Foundation’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, reflecting Joyce’s core values in all aspects of the Foundation’s work.


Ensuring the effective functioning of Finance, Grants Management, Technology and Information Management, Facilities, and Talent and Culture, the COO can expect to engage in the following responsibilities:

Operationalize and Optimize Strategy Implementation Across the Organization

  • Bring a sophisticated understanding with an organization-wide leadership lens on where/how to maximize efficiencies and strengthen systems across the organization.
  • Assess enterprise-wide risks and set parameters for risk mitigation; identify financial, operational, and compliance gaps and fill those gaps with best-in-class practices from the philanthropic sector, combined with Joyce’s internal wisdom, to support mission achievement.
  • Establish and consistently communicate organizational priorities as part of Joyce’s executive management team and ensure alignment and cross-cutting integration of ideas, problem solving, and execution of work.
  • Provide insights and leadership to the ongoing improvement of organizational systems, structures, policies, and talent to enable the highest level of programmatic quality and effectiveness.

Integrate and Strengthen Financial, Operational and Compliance Functions

  • Ensure that efficient systems, processes, and practices are in place to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Foundation’s mission; develop plans for high-quality, cost-effective maintenance, development and implementation of services, systems, and tools to support effective grant making, legal and policy compliance, and overall organizational effectiveness of the Foundation.
  • Lead, in partnership with the Controller, all aspects of financial oversight including planning and budgeting, accounting, audit, corporate filing, and compliance. Provide financial systems and tools for generating real-time forecasts, supporting sound business decisions, providing philanthropic support, and building capacity to review programs from a budgeting perspective.
  • Maintain subject matter expertise of, advise, and ensure foundation-wide compliance on a broad range of corporate, employee, regulatory, and compliance matters; promote training, processes, procedures, and controls to mitigate compliance risk as needed.
  • Provide for operational policies that align with organizational values, reflect best practices, and guide consistent practices, spanning vendor management, talent management, and other organizational functions.
  • Oversee the integration and functioning of Finance, Facilities, Grants Management, Technology and Information Management, Talent and Culture, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
  • Provide general contractual oversight and coordinate external legal counsel and support as required to address the Foundation’s needs.
  • Participate in all Board meetings and serve as Secretary to the Board, performing delegated fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of the Board.

Steward Culture and Ongoing Organizational Development

  • Model through own leadership and support a culture in which all team members feel valued and recognized as vital to advancing the Foundation’s mission and goals and are encouraged to grow professionally.
  • In partnership with the President and executive management team, take a highly visible leadership role to offer an inclusive approach to contributing to a trusting and collegial organizational culture.
  • Establish short- and long-term goals, develop strategies and plans, and facilitate change management activities to ensure organizational alignment with Joyce’s strategic direction.
  • Develop programs and practices to support individuals and teams, manage work allocation, provide performance feedback and professional development, and support positive team dynamics.
  • Display the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to the mission.


The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to Joyce’s mission and understand the critical role that philanthropy plays in advancing social change. While no one person will embody all the qualities enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • A minimum of 10 years of strategic leadership and career growth in finance, operational and compliance functions at a similarly complex philanthropic organization.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering quality services, organizational improvements, and excellence in strategic, organizational, and budget management along with outstanding stewardship of financial, physical, and human resources.
  • Demonstrated body of work that reflects a commitment to organizational excellence and efficiency, servant leadership, management of collaboration and effective teamwork, and promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Clear strategic and operational vision and exceptional skill in synthesizing information and translating vision into action steps for the long and short term.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, navigating change management, and proposing new ways of achieving desired outcomes with inclusive approaches to planning, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Combined experience, maturity level, and flexibility to interact with a broad set of stakeholders, including the Board of Directors, executive management, and staff across the organization.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills including the demonstrated ability to research, synthesize, and analyze information, compose documents, and present data in a clear and concise manner to appropriate personnel, including top management, program staff, and Board of Directors.
  • Highly developed facilitation, coaching, and engagement skills; comfort with managing diverse group dynamics and leading toward common desired outcomes.
  • Highly developed emotional intelligence and demonstrated ability to use interpersonal skills and political acumen in respectful, collaborative, and diplomatic ways.
  • A strong, intuitive communicator, skillful at managing through influence; demonstrated ability to connect and inspire across stakeholder groups.
  • Passion for the mission-driven sector and the role philanthropy can have in addressing some of society’s most challenging problems.
  • Experience with nonprofits, foundations, and working directly with a private foundation Board of Directors a plus.

How To Apply

More information about The Joyce Foundation may be found at:

This search is being conducted with assistance from Linh Nguyen and Emily Wexler of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The Joyce Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

Chicago, IL

Vice President, Foundation Relations, Feeding America

The Organization

Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Thanks to donations and support from businesses, government organizations and individuals like you, the Feeding America network of food banks, pantries and meal programs serve virtually every community in the United States — 40 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.

Position Overview

Work. Serve. Thrive.

Imagine a place where your talent can make a meaningful difference in peoples’ lives. Working at Feeding America is a uniquely rewarding experience in which our employees work together as vital parts of a much larger mission. We are innovative, mission-focused, diverse, collaborative, values-driven and focused on results.

We are a national, nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

The Opportunity

The Vice President, Foundation Relations reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO). The VP directs Feeding America’s efforts to build and steward partnerships with charitable foundations, developing the foundation relations strategy and supervising a team of foundation relationship managers. The VP will serve on the Development Leadership Team.

Salary Range: $135,000 to $170,000+ Based on Experience


  • Lead the development and execution of a national Foundation Relations strategy and annual operating plans focused on renewal and growth among existing foundation partners, and cultivating new transformational donors committed to Feeding America’s long-term vision to end hunger.
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate fundraising pipeline to ensure that donor cultivation and solicitation activities are appropriately aligned and prioritized in order to meet or exceed annual revenue goal and plans; analyze revenue and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports to track progress against goals.
  • Provide donor engagement and solicitation strategy guidance to relationship managers to cultivate and grow foundation relationships.
  • Develop and evaluate Foundations team talent to build leadership and functional competencies and ensure strong succession planning; recruit, hire and onboard new staff, as needed, with commitment to attracting diverse fundraising talent to the organization.
  • Build productive, collaborative relationships with network food bank leaders to create linkages between partner giving at national and local levels; support Development team’s efforts to build similar network relationships across all revenue streams; contribute to Strategic Capacity development offerings to the network.
  • Research, identify, and build thought partnerships (aligned with Communications and External Affairs) with organizations focused on hunger, race equity, health, climate change, and other sectors where there are clearly identified synergies with Feeding America’s mission and strategic goals. Partners may include other non-profits, corporations, academia, community-based organizations and educational institutions.
  • Collaborate with key functional leaders including programs, government relations, research, strategic capacity and supply chain in the execution and stewardship of national foundation grants to ensure that partnership goals are achieved.
  • Represent Foundations in strategy and planning meetings with internal Feeding America teams, network food banks and donor partners in formal and informal settings including preparing and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Participate on special projects, working groups and task forces, as needed including developing and providing guidance on grant proposals.
  • Establish and continuously improve internal processes and procedures to maximize the effectiveness and productivity of frontline fundraisers in engaging and stewarding existing donor partners.
  • Develop and monitor Foundations team expense budget.
  • Travel: between 20% – 40%.

Foundational Requirements

  • Mission Focused – Demonstrates a commitment to Feeding America’s mission through word and action. Is committed to keeping people facing hunger at the center of our work and strives to translate this commitment into action on a daily basis. Willing to advocate for people facing hunger and serve as an ambassador for Feeding America inside and outside of work.
  • Embraces Equity, Diversity and Inclusion – Demonstrates a personal commitment to valuing different backgrounds and life experiences through word and action. Takes personal actions to build an inclusive culture that ensures everyone can fully contribute based on their unique talents, skills and perspectives and feels welcomed and valued. Commits to driving equitable solutions to address root cause issues by incorporating an equity framework in their daily work.  Committed to continuous personal EDI development.

Required Leadership Competencies

  • Establishes Vision & Crafts Strategy: Develop strategic initiatives and create a supporting portfolio of projects that drives execution of organization strategy and operating goals. Create process and structure to build organization alignment and drive effective strategic execution.  Build initiatives and projects to solve complex problems and address long term challenges/opportunities.
  • Translates Strategy to Operational Goals: Translates organization strategy into SMART goals down to the team and individual level. Support highest and best use of organization resources and maximizes efficient use of department resources to deliver against strategic goals.  Empowers teams to execute against agreed upon projects with approved resources.  Monitors strategic progress and provides transparent feedback to all levels of the organization.
  • Leverages Functional Expertise: Leverages industry and functional expertise to shape strategic and operational decisions.  Tracks latest practices and innovations and ways these could improve processes within the organization.  Identifies potential challenges or threats and develops plans to respond.
  • Collaborates Internally & Externally: Understands and promotes process and structure to facilitate collaboration.  Identifies key stakeholders and ensures collaboration occurs between departments, across the Network and with external partners through words and actions and by removing barriers when necessary. Collaborates and models positive engagement resolving issues and elevating conversations to focus on mission and what’s best for the people we serve.
  • Communication Effectively: Frames communication strategically for a broad range of audiences including staff, network food bank members, donors and other key audiences.  Adjusts message and content based on insights gained through deep individual listening and perceptive observation of group dynamics.  Communicates clearly and effectively through verbal and written communication across individual, small group and large audience settings.

Required Technical Competencies, Experience & Certifications

  • Experience setting foundation fundraising strategy and annual operating plans to cultivate new prospects, develop proposals and donor solicitations and donor stewardship.
  • Experience in developing, monitoring and evaluating a pipeline of donor solicitations to ensure alignment with organizational priorities, team productivity and achievement of annual fundraising goals.
  • Creative problem solver and collaborative leader who is willing to both lead and provide hands-on support to team-based fundraising efforts.
  • Detail orientation, strong organizational and project management skills including ability to develop project plans, meet deadlines, and analyze and report progress against goals and business objectives. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a fast- paced environment.

Feeding America embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity.  Our goal is to attract, develop, retain, and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential.

How To Apply

Please click link to apply:

Brooklyn, NY or Remote within the US

Director of Development and Associate Director of Development, Democracy Works

The Organization

Organizational overview

At Democracy Works, we work to help Americans vote, no matter what. To that end, we build technology for both voters and election administrators that increases voter access and participation.

  • TurboVote is a tool designed to help voters register, request their ballot, and make their voice heard in every election, from local to national. We’ve connected over ten million Americans with TurboVote by building the largest college, nonprofit, and corporate voter engagement coalition in the country, including more than 300 campuses, nonprofits – like Headcount, Color of Change, and the Hispanic Federation – and companies like Starbucks, Univision, Facebook, Google, and Snap.
  • As the only comprehensive official election dataset, the Voting Information Project (VIP) helps Americans find their polling site and available ballot dropbox locations where they look for it most: online. Across Google products alone, VIP data was viewed nearly 500 million times in 2020.
  • How To Vote breaks down all the options each state offers for voting, their voter registration rules, as well as unique circumstances like voting overseas and voting rights restoration for the formerly incarcerated. Across Google products alone, our How to Vote guides were viewed over 2 billion times.
  • Our tool Ballot Scout brings transparency and accountability to the vote-by-mail process by allowing elections administrators and voters to track every ballot with the same ease as a package. Ballot Scout helps election administrators track absentee ballots through the mail, providing transparency in the vote-by-mail process and making it easier to follow up when things go awry.
  • Co-founded by Democracy Works and the CAA Foundation, Civic Alliance is a nonpartisan group of businesses working together to build a future where everyone participates in shaping our democracy. In 2020, membership grew to 1,030 companies with an employee reach of 5,163,938.

Position Overview

Democracy Works’ Development Team excels in generating revenue to advance our work to help Americans vote, no matter what. To create sustainability in both our funding pipelines and in our programmatic offerings, the Democracy Works Development Department raises over 70% of the organization’s annual budget through contributions. Contributions are distributed through multiple revenue channels: corporations, foundations, major gifts, mid-level gifts, and the community giving fund.

The Director of Development and the Associate Director of Development will be responsible for very similar areas of work, with the exception of supervisory status.The Associate Director will report to and collaborate with the Director of Development to develop a portfolio of donors, leads, and prospects. The responsibilities specific to the Director are listed later in this posting. You will have the opportunity to apply to either role, or to both.

Location: Brooklyn, NY or remote within the US

Target Start Date: October 26th, 2021


  • Associate Director of Development: $72,000 – $90,000 for most regions (Offers will vary based on experience and location-based cost-of-living calculations.)
  • Director of Development: $90,000 – $115,000 for most regions (Offers will vary based on experience and location-based cost-of-living calculations.)

Benefits: Vision, dental, & medical insurance; 403(b) retirement savings plan; generous vacation policy; parental leave; long-term disability; employee assistance program

Levels and Supervisory Status: 

  •  Associate Director of Development: Mid-level, non-supervisory
  •  Director of Development: Senior, supervisory

In both the Director and Associate Director roles:

You will:

  • Maintain and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects with the intent to discover and realize donor potential
  • Have a minimum annual fundraising goal tied to a blended portfolio as specified in performance standards, including both renewable and new incremental revenue
  • Work alongside Democracy Works’ internal teams and partners to refine and segment fundraising strategies in alignment with their respective objectives and interests
  • Be accountable for cultivating relationships with individual, foundation and corporate donors, and guide the development manager as they cultivate their portfolios
  • Develop and execute an ongoing strategy for qualifying donors in extensive donor discovery, retention, and growth of donor contributions, as well as recapture from previous donors
  • Develop aggregate donor moves management plans resulting in phone interaction, zoom meetings, and face-to-face solicitation
  • Update donor records from your portfolio in Salesforce
  • Engage in conversations about anti-oppression and racial justice in our work

You are:

  • Able to work effectively with multiple stakeholders and audiences
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to integrate strategic goals into day-to-day tasks
  • Proficient with Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Salesforce
  • Supportive of the mission of Democracy Works
  • A gifted storyteller who effectively communicates impact to external audiences
  • Well-versed in issues of systemic oppression, including racial justice, or are committed to deepening your knowledge

You have experience:

  • Working with clients, customers, donors, and investors
  • Managing portfolios
  • Meeting annual monetary goals
  • Working with CRM software like Salesforce or equivalent informational databases
  • Managing independent work that requires self-direction and close attention to detail
  • Applying fundraising best practices, especially with individual major and foundation gifts

For the Director of Development role only:

As a part of the team, you will be in charge of making sure we hire, retain, and grow a talented and diverse team of development professionals, while you maintain your own portfolio of donors and investors. In addition to the above, our Director of Development role includes the following:

You will: 

  • Grow and supervise two Associate Directors of Development and one Development Manager
  • Report to and collaborate with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) to assign portfolios, donors, leads, and prospects to team members
  • Collaborate with the CDO to set annual monetary team goals
  • Partner with the CDO to create long-term strategies,  identify new sources of revenue, and introduce innovative concepts to the team that strengthen our current tactics

You are:

  • A proven and motivational leader and manager

You have experience:

  • Supervising, mentoring, motivating, and growing multiple staff members

Logistics for both roles

Physical demands

These positions require regular, daily use of a computer (including use of G-Suite and Slack) to conduct work and communicate with colleagues. For those working out of our Brooklyn office, the F train stops closest to our office, but exiting the station requires the use of four flights of stairs. Our office has an elevator available at street level. Streets and buildings nearby are currently under construction, which can disrupt sidewalks and result in varying levels of construction noise audible from the office. Our offices share a set of bathrooms with other offices on our floor, and there are no gender neutral bathrooms in the building at this time.

Social expectations

Regular (weekly and monthly) meetings with the supervisor are expected for both roles, as well as colleagues and donors, both in person (when appropriate) and virtual.  External-facing meetings are required for both roles. For the Director role, regular meetings with direct reports are expected.

Time and travel expectations

DW’s regular operating hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. Two times per year, all full-time staff members participate in a five-day retreat in our Brooklyn offices. All Staff is held each year in May and November, when we are able to safely do so. This position requires 20% travel in non-pandemic times.

How To Apply

Application Instructions

To apply, please include a resume and respond to the following questions (instead of a cover letter) using the application link

In your responses, please include only the following information:

  • How did you find this job listing?
  • In one sentence, what makes you interested in Democracy Works?
  • In one sentence, what makes you interested in this role?
  • Would you be available to start by October 26th, 2021?
  • Are you willing to work at a non-partisan organization?
  • Do you have experience working with Salesforce?
  • Do you have experience cultivating relationships with individual, foundation, or corporate donors?
  • Which role(s) are you applying for?
  • [OPTIONAL, for Director candidates only] Do you have supervisory experience?

As part of our application, you’ll see an optional form used to collect EEOC demographic information. The data collected in this form is useful in our EEOC reporting and in our assessment of our recruitment practices. However, please keep in mind that the standardized EEOC language used in this form does not reflect the values of Democracy Works – for example, we don’t view gender as binary. We also encourage all applicants to state their pronouns when applying for any job opening at Democracy Works.

Democracy Works is committed to diversity and inclusion in everything we do and aspires to have a team that’s representative of the voters we serve. When hiring, we practice proactive outreach to top talent that’s underrepresented in our sector. We conduct an anonymized skills evaluation, to reduce implicit bias and resume-dependency in our process. We’re a woman- and gay-founded nonprofit, and promote an inclusive culture that stands against racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism (to name a few). To be explicit, we strongly encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, political party associations, religions (or lack thereof), national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, and branches of military service.

Feel free to contact if you have any questions about our commitment to inclusion or about general hiring practices, or if you need an accommodation for a medical condition during the hiring process. Democracy Works posts all current career opportunities at

Philadelphia, PA

Director of Annual Giving, SAS Office of Advancement, University of Pennsylvania

The Organization

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Dean of Advancement, the Director of Annual Giving is responsible for developing, planning, and implementing annual fund-raising initiatives for identified programs/centers within the School of Arts and Sciences.


• Create and implement a strategic plan for annual fund-raising in support of the School and designated programs/centers. Determine cultivation, solicitation, planned giving and stewardship strategies based on annual fund best practices paired with data analysis and a knowledge of emerging technologies. Undertake new initiatives to acquire, retain and upgrade annual donors.

• Set and achieve annual fund-raising objectives by managing all daily operations for the annual giving programs.

• Solicit annual giving prospects though a variety of modalities including digital and direct mail, phonathons, and in-person to optimize donor acquisition, retention and increase dollars for annual fund-raising activities.

• Work with Penn Arts and Sciences Advancement Communications staff to create, design, write, and edit annual fund marketing and stewardship materials.

• In consultation with Director of Donor Relations, determine and execute stewardship plan for annual fund donors.

• Identify potential major gift and planned giving prospects from among annual donors to recommend to Penn Arts and Sciences Advancement major gift officers for follow-up.

• In consultation with Assistant Vice Dean, identify and assess new Penn Arts and Sciences program/centers with potential for program-specific annual support. Provide guidance to these programs as needed.

• Maintain communication with program/center faculty and staff regarding plans and results of fund-raising activities.

• Interact on a regular basis with other annual giving officers in schools and centers across the University to share best practices and coordinate efforts.

• Perform additional duties as assigned.


Bachelors degree and 3 – 5 years relevant experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with a demonstrated track record in annual fund solicitations using a variety of modalities (digital marketing, direct mail, etc.). Must possess excellent organizational, communication, customer service, writing, marketing and data analysis skills, and have sound knowledge of fund-raising principles, concepts, and techniques. Strong interpersonal skills required. Strong Excel and data management skills required. Salesforce experience a plus. Candidate must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, be self-motivated and attentive to details, and exhibit creative and entrepreneurial energy. Ability to work independently but collaboratively as part of a goal-oriented team is essential. An understanding and appreciation of a research university environment and academic mission preferred.

How To Apply

Washington, DC

Associate Director, Just and Inclusive Society, Democracy Fund

The Organization

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

Position Overview

Democracy Fund is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Associate Director to support the work of the Just and Inclusive Society (JIS) project.

The hypothesis behind the Just and Inclusive Society project is that with diverse organizations and communities working together for a common good, we can create safe and secure communities, decrease polarization, develop a shared sense of national identity, and defend constitutional norms under attack.

The Associate Director will help lead and strengthen the JIS project’s strategy on building societal infrastructure and resilience to division and political violence, with a particular focus on supporting BAMEMSA and immigrant communities, litigation/legal services/legal education, domestic peacebuilding efforts, and philanthropic partnerships. In this position, the Associate Director will also help interface and coordinate with Democracy Fund’s other programs, other foundations, and with field leaders and organizations.

The Associate Director reports to the JIS Program Director and will help manage a growing team of staff and initiatives across the JIS project. This role will have a particular focus on strengthening grantmaking processes, internal communications, and team operations. The Associate Director will help launch our emerging strategies, support learning and team growth, and contribute to shaping Democracy Fund’s emerging strategy and position in the field.

The Associate Director must be an exceptional collaborator, communicator, and project director. This role also supports the work of Democracy Fund Voice, a separate social welfare organization. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Work with the Just and Inclusive Society Program Director to lead overall efforts in our project, including management of staff, consultants, programming, and grantmaking.
  • Manage a portfolio of grants with other program staff, including identifying, shaping, and preparing grants for consideration by the Program Director, foundation investment committee, and board of directors.
  • Monitor the field and engage in outreach to develop a pipeline of new grantees who can help meet the goals of the strategy as it shifts.
  • Build meaningful relationships with current grantees and support them to be as effective as possible.
  • Through events, communications and network building, maintain and support communities of practice that foster collaboration across grantees and partners to expand impact.
  • Support the Program Director in tracking key impact metrics and monitor the field for learning and systems change. Actively use that data and input to realign strategies and tactics as needed.


  • Represent Democracy Fund publicly at events and in partnerships in a manner consistent with our mission and values.
  • Strengthen philanthropic partnerships within the Just and Inclusive Society project by maintaining strong relationships with partner funders, developing new relationships, and advising donors and foundations.
  • Drive more funding aligned with Democracy Fund’s goals and in support of our grantees.
  • Develop and establish the thought leadership of the Just and Inclusive Society project.


  • Collaborate with the Program Director and Program Associate to set ambitious, motivating, and realistic priorities for the Just and Inclusive Society project and its impact on the field.
  • Develop, manage, and contribute to cross-team and cross-organization programmatic efforts and special projects.
  • Empower direct report(s) to do their best work by providing ongoing guidance, coaching, and feedback on their core day-to-day responsibilities, project management goals, and overall professional development.
  • Collaborate with the Program Director on how the Just and Inclusive Society project works with consultants in support of strategies.
  • Serve as a leader within the broader organization by helping develop meaningful cross-team collaborations and participating in strategic planning. Serve as a liaison between the Just and Inclusive Society project and other Democracy Fund departments including the Grants team and People team.
  • Actively work to support the success of other members of the Democracy Fund team and cultivate an organizational culture that is highly collaborative, positive, and productive.


  • Passion for strengthening American democracy.
  • Nuanced understanding of issues related to racial justice, immigration, civic engagement, advocacy, civil rights and civil liberties.
  • At least 8 years of experience working in roles that engaged questions related to multiracial democracy, at-risk and targeted communites, racial justice and advocacy, litigation/legal services/legal education, political violence, and civil rights.
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated management responsibilities. Significant experience supervising staff and supporting their progress towards goals. Proven ability to provide useful feedback, develop, and inspire staff.
  • Previous grantmaking experience, including developing projects, assessing nonprofit organizations, and managing grantee relationships.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the willingness and ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse leaders and stakeholders from across the political spectrum and different walks of life.
  • Strategic thinker and innovative problem-solver, including a proven ability to create and manage organizational change. Must be comfortable with ambiguity and working in a changing and fast-paced environment.
  • Track record of successful project management and working across diverse terms. Ability to evaluate, improve, manage, and maintain systems and processes to help teams execute on programs.
  • Excels at working collaboratively with staff at all levels to execute duties; proven talent in ensuring positive, proactive, responsive relationships within and across departments for compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Interest in employing a systems approach to change, bringing an ability to synthesize complex, nuanced information and develop innovative solutions. Collaborative, strategic and empathetic, especially when approaching work and planning.
  • This position will eventually be based in Washington, D.C. but will begin remotely due to the ongoing pandemic.


Salary range begins at $144,000 per year.

How To Apply

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

Washington, DC

Senior Counsel, Democracy FUnd

The Organization

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

Position Overview

Democracy Fund is seeking a skilled, motivated, entrepreneurial, and collaborative attorney to serve as the third member of its in-house legal team, led by our General Counsel. This attorney will provide legal support for our philanthropic activities for both of our 501 (c) 3 and 4 organizations. The Legal Team prioritizes innovative and creative solutions to complex legal questions facing our grantees, Program teams, and extended network.  This role works closely with our Grants Management team, to develop trainings and processes to ensure that our grant application and contract processes run smoothly and effectively. The Senior Counsel will also work with the Operations & People team to ensure an overall ‘best in class’ experience, and continued support of our ethos of “getting to yes” on all that we do.

This position is a unique opportunity for a lawyer and creative thinker who is committed to our vision for an open and just democracy — a democracy that is resilient in the face of change and worthy of the American people’s trust. We support partners and ideas from across the political spectrum in pursuit of a vibrant and diverse public square, free and fair elections, effective and accountable government, and a just and inclusive society. The ideal candidate will have expertise in nonprofit tax, campaign finance, and election issues and should be looking for an opportunity to manage all legal issues within a flexible philanthropic structure. Under the guidance of the General Counsel, the Senior Counsel will eventually manage the Staff Attorney. The Senior Counsel will collaborate with program and operations staff to advise on risk management in a variety of areas related to our investment process, employee relations, and public affairs activities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:



  • Advise Program teams on laws applicable to private foundations, public charities, and social welfare organizations, including lobbying, self-dealing, and campaign intervention rules.
  • In partnership with the General Counsel, provide legal guidance on nonprofit tax law, Lobbying Disclosure Act, and campaign finance issues.
  • Work with the Staff Attorney, serve as liaison between the legal team and the Elections, Governance, Public Square, and Just and Inclusive Society programs.
  • Give accurate and timely counsel to staff and General Counsel on a variety of legal topics (human resources, nonprofit tax, contracts, intellectual property, and other issues).
  • Collaborate with the Director of People to develop resources and trainings on a range of human resources issues.
  • Monitor organizational risk tolerance and general compliance with tax laws and regulations applicable to private foundations and social welfare organizations.


  • Advise on, review, and negotiate grant agreements, contracts, and other documents related to our philanthropic activities.
  • Prepare, review, and negotiate contracts, licenses, leases, and other legal documents.
  • Develop and conduct legal and regulatory training for the organization.
  • Provide support for corporate governance activities, including drafting board and committee resolutions, and preparing board and committee minutes and reports.
  • Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces.
  • Create and assist in leading trainings to program teams and others as needed on grant terms and structuring, conflicts of interest, Lobbying Disclosure Act, and other topics as appropriate.
  • Support and work with outside counsel, as needed, on other legal issues, such as human resources/employment, intellectual property and office management.
  • Assist the Operations & People team with preparation and review of tax returns.
  • Advise finance staff on the organization’s shared services policies.


  • Actively invest in the success of other Democracy Fund team members and develop strong networks among peers within The Omidyar Group (TOG) and the larger field.
  • Actively work to support the success of other members of the entire Democracy Fund team and cultivate an organizational culture that is highly collaborative, positive, and productive.
  • Work effectively with staff at all levels, balancing projects and priorities for multiple team members.
  • Contribute to a team culture that values collaboration, positivity, and transparency and that drives towards impact through continuous improvement and learning.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on supportive and complementary approaches that advance Democracy Fund’s overall mission and goals.
  • Work innovatively to not only solve problems for your individual projects but generate ideas to help advance the work of a small, highly collaborative team.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Deep passion for strengthening American democracy.
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school, and license to practice law in at least one state.
  • At least 4-7 years of experience as a philanthropic/tax exempt organizations attorney, preferably including experience at a law firm, a private foundation, or family office.
  • Experience managing legal issues facing tax-exempt organizations, such as 501(c)(4)s, in an affiliated organization structure is a plus.
  • Proficiency with grantmaking, program-related investments, mission-related investments, and other impact investments.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present legal concerns to a non-legal audience.
  • Autonomous self-starter with the ability to exercise independent judgment and focus on effective resolution of legal issues.
  • Flexibility and adaptability commensurate with working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of the rules and regulations governing private foundations and public charities.
  • Demonstrated track record of providing a positive, creative, problem-solving approach to address challenging legal issues.
  • A professional demeanor with demonstrated ability to maintain discretion in dealing with highly confidential information.
  • Being an effective builder of relationships and networks, gaining trust and achieving results in a collaborative environment.
  • Having a curious, solutions-oriented mindset when working with principals, foundation team members and business partners.
  • Highly organized, bringing a sense of urgency, and a dedication to excellence and integrity.
  • Ability to determine which stakeholders to incorporate into different projects and when to bring in outside counsel.
  • Being able to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize based on the impact on organizational goals.
  • Exercising excellent judgment, especially when it comes to managing and mitigating risk.
  • Being a superior communicator who treats everyone with respect and dignity.
  • Possessing unquestionable ethics and personal integrity.
  • The position is be based in Washington, D.C. but will begin remotely due to the ongoing pandemic.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here:

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

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