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Battle Creek, MI

Program Officer - Michigan, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for Program Officer for its Michigan Programs. In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: education and learning; food, health and well-being; and family economic security. The foundation has made a generational commitment to grantmaking in the region that advances the vision of a future in which every child thrives. WKKF partners closely with community stakeholders and policy makers to co-create a network of organizations working together to advance economic stability, racial equity, and community and civic engagement, while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and medical care for children and families in need.

Reporting to Faye Nelson, Director of Michigan Programs, the Program Officer will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that nurture opportunities for achieving positive systemic change for better education, health, and economic outcomes for children and their families throughout the state of Michigan. The Michigan team works in offices in Battle Creek, Detroit, and Grand Rapids and is a critical place-based team at the foundation. Particular areas of interest related to WKKF priorities as the Michigan Programs team grows include early childhood and education systems, employment equity, and equitable economic development. The Program Officer will screen and recommend grants for funding, conduct site visits, manage and monitor a portfolio of grant programs aligned with the strategic framework, and collaborate within the Michigan Programs team and across the foundation to develop a more interdisciplinary approach to grantmaking. The Program Officer will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees and act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families. The Program Officer will also work closely within the city of Battle Creek to foster economic vitality and new investments for the city.

Position Overview

The ideal candidate will have expertise and leadership experience along the spectrum of economic development, including workforce development, employment equity, or community revitalization, and will be committed to the values and mission of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Familiarity and experience with the grantmaking process is a plus. She/He/They will have a deep and comprehensive understanding of program execution and development. The Program Officer will have the cultural fluency to curate a portfolio reflective of a community’s needs and to be responsive to the wisdom of local mores and leadership. She/He/They will possess a strong team orientation, a high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and success working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.

The search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Javier Garcia of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-POMI@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

HISTORY AND MISSION

In 1930, breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg donated $66 million in Kellogg Company stock and other investments “to help people help themselves,” launching the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The foundation began its work in Michigan, but by the 1940s had expanded its work internationally and was breaking ground in areas such as rural children’s health, “mainstreaming” children with disabilities, and the development of the healthcare profession. By its 50th anniversary, the foundation was among the world’s largest private philanthropic organizations. Its mission reflects the foundation’s core priorities of thriving children, working families, and equitable communities, and the dynamic connection between the three.

“The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.”

To advance this mission, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation created a framework supported by an innovative matrixed organizational design to prioritize investment decisions and maximize effectiveness toward achieving the desired ends and improvements for children and their families. This new framework supports disciplined choices toward targeted outcomes and stronger alignment across programs. It is a focused and networked approach to strategic programming that relies on close cross-foundation collaboration and agile teams to leverage human capital and knowledge resources to positively impact vulnerable children, families, and communities. Across bodies of work, the foundation implements an array of change-making tools – grantmaking, impact investing, contracting, networking, and convenings – to ensure progress. A commitment to racial equity, community engagement, and leadership development are woven into each endeavor as essential to the creation of a social context in which all children can thrive, particularly the most vulnerable.

MICHIGAN PROGRAMS

As the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s home state, Michigan has always held a special place in its mission. The foundation has a focused team whose work in the region is committed to the health, happiness, and well-being of all children in the community. Critical to that effort is having the community fully engaged in its own outcome. The foundation believes that its work must focus on community and civic engagement as well as racial and economic equity in order to create real, systemic and lasting change for Michigan’s children and their families.

Grantee Highlights:

Michigan League for Public Policy

The Michigan League for Public Policy is a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing economic security. With WKKF support, it established the Prosperity Coalition – a bipartisan, cross-sector, statewide partnership – to improve the lives of Michigan’s vulnerable families and children through policy change.

Center for Michigan

The Center for Michigan is a “think-and-do” tank focused on healing an unhealthy, hyper-partisan political culture to reinvigorate the public policy process. WKKF funding helps further the Center’s overall five-year business plan to improve Michigan’s quality of life by fostering a more engaged and informed public.

Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

The mission of the Michigan Roundtable is to build sustainable, inclusive communities. WKKF supports the Roundtable’s Michigan Racial Equity Network, which promotes collaboration across healthcare, business, higher education, K-12 education, foundations, faith-based groups, and the arts and humanities, linking and coordinating efforts at the local and state levels to pursue collective action on behalf of racial equity.

WKKF works with industry partners and technical education programs to ensure there are clear pathways to employment for diverse populations. The foundation also supports families in developing a base of financial security that will enable them to support and engage in the education of their children and to save for the future. Additionally, WKKF is committed to helping develop diverse local leaders with influence and who can help leverage other local and national philanthropic dollars.

Opportunities and Challenges Facing the PROGRAM OFFICER

The new Program Officer will join an extraordinary team of individuals who are passionate about eradicating social disparities and improving well-being for all children. She/He/They will also be part of a closely connected cross-disciplinary team executing the place-based work that spans across Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Orleans, Haiti, and Mexico. The place-based teams strive to improve conditions across these diverse places by sharing best practices and aligning resources, approaches, and assessment of grantmaking to drive solutions for systemic social change.

The new Program Officer for Michigan Programs can expect to engage in the following challenges and opportunities:

· Provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that is aligned and integrated with the unified mission and vision of the foundation. The new Program Officer will develop a strong network of key stakeholders, policymakers, community leaders, and grantees that support the foundation’s mission and inform and advance its work in Michigan. She/He/They will expand and deepen the foundation’s work in community development, economic development, and employment equity, shaping the work and supporting communities to enhance the well-being of children and families in Battle Creek and the state.

· Collaborate with and support prospective and existing grantees in developing funding strategies, requests, and plans with a focus on change making relevant to policy and advocacy. The Program Officer will provide high-level technical assistance to grantees including conducting site visits and consulting on model development, partnership negotiations, leadership capacity building, and coaching. She/He/They will identify and recommend grantmaking opportunities that leverage WKKF investments for maximum impact in creating systemic change, and she/he/they will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees, ensuring mutual understanding of WKKF program direction, goals, and expectations.

· Create learning communities and collaborative networks amongst grantees and partners, develop and manage learning and evaluation components for grants, and cultivate a wide breadth and depth of knowledge about trends, practices, and issues relevant to early childhood education, economic development, or employment equity. The Program Officer will work closely with WKKF’s Learning and Impact team to incorporate assessment components into program efforts to measure progress and impact. She/He/They will document and circulate lessons learned from grant investments, networking meetings, and other foundation-related activities. She/He/They will work collaboratively to identify and prioritize the highest value knowledge and learning from the foundation’s grant investments and networking meetings.

· Build public and policy goodwill and awareness of issues affecting vulnerable children and families. The Program Officer will contribute ideas on how the foundation’s highest value knowledge and learning could be packaged and disseminated to benefit nonprofit executives, business leaders, government officials, community leaders, parents, and other external stakeholders of the foundation. She/He/They will serve as a credible, articulate representative and spokesperson for the foundation and will communicate the program’s strategic direction and funding interests to various audiences, internal and external to the foundation.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

While no one person will embody all of the qualities enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:

· Eight to ten years of significant relevant work experience in community development, economic development, or employment equity; familiarity and experience with the grantmaking process as well as strong networks in Battle Creeks are a plus; Master’s degree in a field relevant to the portfolio is preferred;

· Demonstrated flexible, multidisciplinary thinking required to address the social determinants of economic security and the drive to shape and inform the work based on the immediate issues and opportunities found in communities; understanding of the broad social and economic forces that affect communities and families and shape programming efforts; holistic and multi-dimensional approach to leadership development, organizational change, and community transformation;

· Sophisticated understanding of economic disparities in Michigan and the related policy landscapes; ability to navigate successfully the different legal, social, and political forces at play through the federal, state, and local governance systems in Michigan; and/or knowledge of financial systems, capital markets, and economic mobility policy and practices that leverage diverse models and effective strategies for economic security particularly among underserved communities;

· Expertise in understanding philanthropy’s role in policy development to sustain program success and the current trends, movements, and best practices in developing policy to advance and magnify philanthropic investment and capitalize on emerging opportunities;

· Capacity to develop and implement impactful programs and effectively communicate conceptual program frameworks to grant-seekers and trustees; deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking, and community change;

· Demonstrated success in forging and stewarding partnerships with the private sector, government agencies, foundations, policymakers and stakeholders in economic development, education, and community organizations in support of children and families;

· The knowledge and sensitivity to effectively work with and support vulnerable communities including appreciation for historical context, discernment of relationship nuances and power dynamics, and understanding of social, racial, and ethnic realities;

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement programs that have impact; ability to think globally while working locally, representing WKKF to a variety of stakeholders and intermediaries in a credible and influential way and with a selfless manner focusing on values and the greater good;
  • Successful experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds; willingness to set aside a personal agenda in favor of organizational and/or community goals and objectives;
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills; the ability to have authentic dialogue around sensitive issues including funding priorities, WKKF expectations, and community concerns; highly developed emotional intelligence and active listening skills, and the ability to use interpersonal and political skills in collaborative, diplomatic ways;
  • Excellent writing, editing, analytical, and oral communication skills including the ability to collect, review, synthesize, and present information and findings;
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines within designated timeframes, as well as demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities; strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail with the ability to work both independently, take initiative, and contribute ideas for enhancing performance;
  • An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, and patience necessary to work within a transformative environment; and

· Ability to travel approximately 50 percent time is required; regular attendance on-site at the Battle Creek headquarters to facilitate interaction and synthesis of the grantmaking programs is required.

How To Apply

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS

The search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Javier Garcia of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-POMI@nonprofitprofessionals.com. Please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Boston, MA

Director, Foundation Relations, Achievement Network (ANet)
The Organization

 Director, Foundation Relations

Location: Flexible, National Office (Boston) strongly preferred

Position is available: Immediately

WHO WE ARE

Achievement Network (ANet) is a nonprofit dedicated to educational equity. We help schools boost student learning with great teaching that’s grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country. Founded in 2005, ANet now serves over 700 schools educating over 230,000 students across the country. Our support has consistently helped our partner schools—both district and charter—achieve breakthrough results for their students.

ANet has received multiple awards and recognitions, most recently receiving the highest ratings (Tier 1) on our math and ELA formative assessments from the Louisiana Department of Education, the only organization to receive such high marks. We were also named to The NonProfit Time’s “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and in the 2018-19 school year will be launching the Breakthrough Results Fund, a four-year collaboration to prove what’s possible in instructional improvement.

ANet is a dynamic, values driven, team-oriented organization that is committed to the growth and development of all staff members. Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to join an exceptional team of colleagues committed to helping schools drive excellent teaching and learning by investing in each other and learning together.

Position Overview

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking an experienced fundraiser with strong writing and project management skills to serve as ANet’s Director, Foundation Relations on our national Business Development & Organizational Effectiveness Team. This Diretor will play a key role in securing roughly $10M per year in funding from philanthropic foundations to support ANet’s work. They will manage complex and highly-detailed project plans, write in a way that sticks, and think strategically about how to reach and effectively communicate with a wide audience.

This person will partner with the Chief Business Development Officer and the CEO to develop grant proposals, ensure we deliver on the milestones in our grants, submit grant reports, build relationships with funders, and manage progress toward ANet’s fundraising goals overall. The Director will also help build and tighten the systems we use to track our philanthropic resources. This role will report to the Chief Business Development Officer.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Create compelling written materials, including grant applications, reports, and presentations

  • Conduct research to understand funder objectives, priorities, and requirements, and think strategically about their fit with ANet’s priorities
  • Work with our Program Team to understand the strategic projects we are undertaking each year and incorporate those projects into strategic outreach to funders with aligned interests
  • Develop content for grant proposals and other “pitch” materials (including materials for site visits by potential funders) based on a strong understanding of ANet’s program and strategy
  • Compose grant reports and work with our finance team to track ANet’s expenditure against grant budgets
  • Support regular meetings with funders to report on progress through development of presentations and planning of funder interactions

Ensure ANet achieves its fundraising goals

  • Oversee tracking our fundraising pipeline, application deadlines, progress against fundraising goals, and reporting requirements
  • Use tracking information and knowledge of potential funders to identify strategies to reach our fundraising goals
  • Work across teams to ensure that we are completing the projects described in our grant agreements and help project manage key aspects of grant-funded work
  • Work with our Finance Team to ensure that our grants budget accurately captures the work associated with managing grant projects
  • Empower and equip ANet’s regional leaders to secure local grant funding where appropriate and develop systems that enable efficient, consistent grant proposals in our different geographies
  • Run regular check-ins with our CEO and Chief Business Development Officer to ensure we are making progress toward our philanthropic goals

Steward relationships with foundation partners

  • Help build relationships with ANet’s funders by regularly connecting them with opportunities to experience our work in action
  • Manage requests from funders for information and proactively ensure that our funders are receiving the most important news and information about ANet
  • Help cultivate, recognize, and appreciate key donors

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING

In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels
  • You have a demonstrated ability to write in a compelling manner, with prose that captures the audience’s attention and clearly communicates relevant content
  • You are skilled at managing your time, organizing multi-part projects, and collaborating with colleagues across tenure and geography
  • You thrive at distilling complex projects that require input from a broad set of collaborators into clear workstreams that can be executed efficiently
  • You know how to analyze data and critically examine content developed by others to ensure it is accurate and relevant
  • You have a track record of successfully building and stewarding relationships with funders and communicating with them and other key stakeholders in a way that is both humble and persuasive
  • You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet’s Advance Equity and People Matter values

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

  • You have five to seven years’ experience in development, including writing grants, managing execution of grants, tracking and reporting on grants, and managing or working with grant budgets
  • You bring experience in a high-growth, fast-moving, evolving, multi-site organization
  • You have experience with technology platforms related to fundraising with foundations, such as Fluxx, Salesforce, Foundation Center, and others

WHAT WE OFFER

ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; 3 weeks of vacation (4 weeks after two years with ANet); 10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays; a paid floating holiday; paid sick & personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Apply Here:  http://www.Click2Apply.net/h269vhzq5gmrs97y

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Boston, MA

Director, Foundation Relations, Achievement Network (ANet)
The Organization

Director, Foundation Relations

Location: Flexible, National Office (Boston) strongly preferred

Position is available: Immediately

WHO WE ARE

Achievement Network (ANet) is a nonprofit dedicated to educational equity. We help schools boost student learning with great teaching that’s grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country. Founded in 2005, ANet now serves over 700 schools educating over 230,000 students across the country. Our support has consistently helped our partner schools—both district and charter—achieve breakthrough results for their students.

ANet has received multiple awards and recognitions, most recently receiving the highest ratings (Tier 1) on our math and ELA formative assessments from the Louisiana Department of Education, the only organization to receive such high marks. We were also named to The NonProfit Time’s “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and in the 2018-19 school year will be launching the Breakthrough Results Fund, a four-year collaboration to prove what’s possible in instructional improvement.

ANet is a dynamic, values driven, team-oriented organization that is committed to the growth and development of all staff members. Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to join an exceptional team of colleagues committed to helping schools drive excellent teaching and learning by investing in each other and learning together.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are seeking an experienced fundraiser with strong writing and project management skills to serve as ANet’s Director, Foundation Relations on our national Business Development & Organizational Effectiveness Team. This Diretor will play a key role in securing roughly $10M per year in funding from philanthropic foundations to support ANet’s work. They will manage complex and highly-detailed project plans, write in a way that sticks, and think strategically about how to reach and effectively communicate with a wide audience.

This person will partner with the Chief Business Development Officer and the CEO to develop grant proposals, ensure we deliver on the milestones in our grants, submit grant reports, build relationships with funders, and manage progress toward ANet’s fundraising goals overall. The Director will also help build and tighten the systems we use to track our philanthropic resources. This role will report to the Chief Business Development Officer.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Create compelling written materials, including grant applications, reports, and presentations

? Conduct research to understand funder objectives, priorities, and requirements, and think strategically about their fit with ANet’s priorities

? Work with our Program Team to understand the strategic projects we are undertaking each year and incorporate those projects into strategic outreach to funders with aligned interests

? Develop content for grant proposals and other “pitch” materials (including materials for site visits by potential funders) based on a strong understanding of ANet’s program and strategy

? Compose grant reports and work with our finance team to track ANet’s expenditure against grant budgets

? Support regular meetings with funders to report on progress through development of presentations and planning of funder interactions

Ensure ANet achieves its fundraising goals

? Oversee tracking our fundraising pipeline, application deadlines, progress against fundraising goals, and reporting requirements

? Use tracking information and knowledge of potential funders to identify strategies to reach our fundraising goals

? Work across teams to ensure that we are completing the projects described in our grant agreements and help project manage key aspects of grant-funded work

? Work with our Finance Team to ensure that our grants budget accurately captures the work associated with managing grant projects

? Empower and equip ANet’s regional leaders to secure local grant funding where appropriate and develop systems that enable efficient, consistent grant proposals in our different geographies

? Run regular check-ins with our CEO and Chief Business Development Officer to ensure we are making progress toward our philanthropic goals

Steward relationships with foundation partners

? Help build relationships with ANet’s funders by regularly connecting them with opportunities to experience our work in action

? Manage requests from funders for information and proactively ensure that our funders are receiving the most important news and information about ANet

? Help cultivate, recognize, and appreciate key donors

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING

In order to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstrate the following:

? You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels

? You have a demonstrated ability to write in a compelling manner, with prose that captures the audience’s attention and clearly communicates relevant content

? You are skilled at managing your time, organizing multi-part projects, and collaborating with colleagues across tenure and geography

? You thrive at distilling complex projects that require input from a broad set of collaborators into clear workstreams that can be executed efficiently

? You know how to analyze data and critically examine content developed by others to ensure it is accurate and relevant

? You have a track record of successfully building and stewarding relationships with funders and communicating with them and other key stakeholders in a way that is both humble and persuasive

? You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily and are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet’s Advance Equity and People Matter values

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

? You have five to seven years’ experience in development, including writing grants, managing execution of grants, tracking and reporting on grants, and managing or working with grant budgets

? You bring experience in a high-growth, fast-moving, evolving, multi-site organization

? You have experience with technology platforms related to fundraising with foundations, such as Fluxx, Salesforce, Foundation Center, and others

WHAT WE OFFER

ANet offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; 3 weeks of vacation (4 weeks after two years with ANet); 10 paid holidays with paid days off between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays; a paid floating holiday; paid sick & personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short and long-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.

HOW TO APPLY

We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

Apply Here

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Brooklyn, NY

Program Officer, Edward W. Hazen Foundation
The Organization

The Edward Hazen Foundation is an independent, national foundation supporting communities organizing for education justice and young people organizing for social change. For more information on the Foundation, see the website at www.hazenfoundation.org

In April of 2018, the Hazen Board made the decision to “go all in” to support the movement in this critical time of challenge and opportunity. Thus, the Foundation will spend out its full assets over the next 5-7 years. For this last period of work, the Foundation has adopted the following as a strategic vision:

The Hazen Foundation seeks as its legacy a youth of color centered movement for racial justice that is ever more compelling and sustainable as it strengthens its practices, innovates, and expands its reach and power.

At this time, the Foundation is seeking a program officer with experience in and ties to our fields of work: education justice, racial justice, and youth organizing; experience with social justice philanthropy is a plus. It will be an opportunity to help shape a body of work that, if well executed, could have a lasting impact well beyond Hazen’s lifetime.

Position Overview

QUALIFICATIONS
The Program Officer will be an experienced professional with:

  • 5-10 years of experience in Hazen’s fields of work.
  • Sound knowledge of the issues affecting the lives of youth of color, social movements, and the movement for racial justice, in particular.
  • Experience with philanthropy, as either a grantmaker or grantseeker, preferably in social change philanthropy, and a sensitivity to the power dynamics inherent in those structures.
  • Ability to articulate a deep understanding and critique of strategies for increasing organizational power, base building, leadership development, narrative change, and/or electoral organizing strategies.
  • Background in facilitation as well as designing and implementing training programs a plus.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and compellingly. Excellent oral and written communications in a variety of settings and among diverse audiences. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within and across organizations. Thrives in a mission-driven, generative, multiracial work environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Foundation has a small staff. Each person works independently, but all need to coordinate closely and, although this position has primarily programmatic responsibilities, all staff contribute to the administrative operations as well.

Reporting to the President, the Program Officer has the primary responsibility for grantmaking and support of the grassroots organizations that comprise the majority of Hazen’s grant portfolio. Specifically, this includes:

  • Developing and implementing an annual plan of work in pursuit of the
  • Foundation’s strategic goals and generating creative solutions to grantmaking challenges.
  • Monitoring and capturing grantee progress and learning, and identifying new opportunities for grantee and field growth, capacity building, and to promote movement objectives.
  • Planning and staffing field visits and Foundation learning activities.
  • Developing and maintaining collaborations and partnerships with local, regional, and national funders.
  • Taking leadership roles in appropriate venues such as funder affinity groups, collaboratives, and movement organizations.
  • Preparing written materials for internal use and to share/publish externally.
  • Keeping abreast of developments in the fields of philanthropy, racial justice, education, and youth organizing.
  • Travel required.

SALARY
The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $95,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Generous benefits package including health insurance and employer funded retirement plan.

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to hazenjobpostings@gmail.com with “Program Officer” in the subject line. Review of candidates will begin January 25 and continue until the position is filled.

Racial and social justice are core values of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek to create a work environment that is fully inclusive and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.

Charleston, SC

Chief Executive Officer, Tri-County Cradle-to-Career Collaborative
The Organization

The Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative is a community movement in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, SC, committed to improving educational outcomes for ALL students.

Using data and focused community collaboration across a continuum from “cradle-to-career,” TCCC works to build and implement strategies that will facilitate widespread systemic change, with the ultimate goal of increased student success and economic prosperity for all.

Families, students, educators, administrators, nonprofits, businesses, school districts, colleges, churches and other civic and philanthropic groups and service providers have joined as partners in this movement, and others are encouraged to get involved.

Position Overview

 The Opportunity

A national movement has been building all across the country, rooted in a shared commitment to improved educational outcomes for all our children. By bringing together a wide range of partners—not just families and educators from early childhood, K-12 and higher education, but also businesses, government entities, philanthropy and nonprofits – these communities are transforming the way they work together across often siloed sectors to achieve better outcomes for every child, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

In 2012, a group of regional leaders joined forces to create the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative (TCCC), which brings together partners from across the region to address large-scale social issues surrounding education. TCCC is a community movement in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, committed to improving educational outcomes for ALL students. Using data and focused community collaboration across a continuum from “cradle-to-career,” TCCC works to build and implement strategies that will facilitate widespread systemic change, with the ultimate goal of increased student success and economic prosperity.

The Board of TCCC has launched a search for a CEO to build on the considerable work achieved to date. The incoming CEO will have the opportunity to expand capacity regionally to further accelerate the progress of local communities in the improvement of educational outcomes across the tri-county area.

The Position

The incoming CEO will join a team that is proud to serve such a critical mission and fully committed to implementing the goals of the organization. The CEO will work closely with the Board of Directors to develop and cultivate relationships and will lead cross-sector collaborations in using data and metrics as elements of a highly disciplined approach to inform decision-making. The CEO will grow the Collaborative by encouraging new stakeholders to align their work around TCCC goals and encourage investors to align human capital and financial investments in support of the evidence-based strategies of the organization. Along with the Board of Directors, the CEO will establish short and long-range action plans, timelines and strategies to ensure the TCCC meets established goals and objectives. Other responsibilities include fundraising, board stewardship, public relations and outreach, financial oversight and staff management.

The Ideal Candidate

Experience: The ideal candidate to become CEO of TCCC will offer…

· Experience with results-based leadership; experience with collective impact and large-scale constructive change is a plus.

· The gravitas to enlist other leaders in service to the mission while relating well to all stakeholders.

· A record of considerable success working through a network of relationships and strategic partners to achieve a specific goal.

· A strategic perspective, combined with clear respect for the power of data — both quantitative and qualitative.

· An authentic leadership style, preferably born of a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; someone whose personal journey informs the commitment to our mission.

· Superior communication skills, whatever the medium; genuine comfort in an external-facing role; the ease of a natural relationship-builder.

· Experience in developing donors and raising funds to support an organization. Not afraid to ask for money.

· An understanding of the public education system and a passion for improving the lives of children.

· A pervasive commitment to data-driven decision-making; a results-oriented leadership style.

Culture: Our CEO should be…

· A well-organized, systems thinker genuinely passionate about improving educational outcomes.

· A mission-driven proponent of continuous improvement.

· Tenacious in the face of intractable challenges.

· A true servant leader, ambitious for the mission rather than for oneself.

· A discerning listener who understands our local culture and history.

· Experienced in managing ambiguity.

· Respectful of the power of diversity and persuasive in eliminating disparities.

· Respectful of team members’ expertise and committed to their personal development.

· A natural delegator who embraces transparency.

· A senior colleague people enjoy working with.

Our Community

Consistently named among Condé Nast Traveler’s top 10 US destinations, Charleston, South Carolina is a world-class city. Beautifully preserved historic sites, outstanding resorts and recreational facilities, and its premier waterfront location attract millions of visitors and new residents to the Charleston area each year. With a mild year-round climate, miles of beaches and waterways, a burgeoning young professional scene and several up‐and-coming neighborhoods, the region is thriving, even during difficult economic times. This influx of diverse people of all ages, backgrounds, and origins also sustains an incredible array of world cuisine, shopping, and cultural amenities rarely found in markets of similarly sized communities. The Tri‐County region is also home to several colleges and universities, which greatly influence the vibrancy and diversity of the community. Growth in the economy has been spurred by the recent addition of The Boeing Company, along with a growing number of high tech and entrepreneurial companies.

Qualifications

Required

A bachelor’s degree or higher, management experience and the ability to demonstrate success in leadership roles.

Preferred

Significant senior management experience in a non-profit or NGO (including leading a small internal team and a large, diverse board) and/or a track record of leading large-scale social change initiatives.

How To Apply

Applications

To apply, please send a compelling letter/case statement describing why you have an interest in this position and making the case that you are the best person to lead this initiative. Letters should not exceed three pages. Please also attach a resume that outlines relevant qualifications and experience, and your availability. All applications will be confidential.

Coastal Community Foundation is leading the CEO search. All applications should be submitted to ceosearch@coastalcommunityfoundation.org. The deadline for submission is Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact David Galvin at ceosearch@coastalcommunityfoundation.org.

Chicago, IL

Vice-President of Advancement/Chief Marketing Officer, Erikson Institute
The Organization

About Erikson Institute

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

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

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

To learn more, please visit our web site at www.erikson.edu

Position Overview

The Vice President of Advancement (VPA) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) plays a central role in the leadership of the institution. The VPA/CMO is responsible for the design and execution of special programs and targeted communications to support fundraising and donor engagement efforts. The VPA/CMO is responsible for an integrated program of fundraising focused on the generation of both annual and capital support of Erikson including the annual luncheon held each fall. In particular, the VPA will sustain the significant level of foundation support while identifying opportunities to increase participation and support from individual and corporate donors.

The VPA/CMO will be an experienced and successful major/principal gift fundraiser with hands-on leadership experience in a development program of similar or greater complexity and scope. He or she will resonate with the particular mission and history of the Erikson Institute and demonstrate the ability to translate the work of the faculty and the Institute’s distinctive programs and services to a broad audience. Experience working directly with and managing the activities of aboard of trustees and other principal gift prospects is required. The VPA/CMO will be well positioned to provide strategic advice and counsel to the CEO and board of trustees on all matters related to increasing philanthropic support of Erikson in both the short and long term. Likewise, the VPA/CMO will need to work with the CEO and board to align fundraising priorities and programs to support success of Erikson’s new strategic plan.

The VPA/CMO is also responsible for developing and executing a strategic marketing and communications plan that promotes a consistent, compelling brand and message to prospective and current students, alumni, faculty and staff, funders, and civic and corporate partners. This includes overseeing and executing high-quality marketing and strategic communications, including media relations and public relations. Responsibilities include monitoring and shaping the institute’s public identity by developing and articulating persuasive and consistent messages through a variety of communications strategies executed across all channels including the website.

The VPA/CMO will manage and supervise the work of, provide staff development for, and evaluate the performance of the marketing and communications director and the director of development, and their respective teams.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Ten-plus years of significant leadership experience in higher education or other non-profit advancement with an impressive record of increasing levels of responsibility and fundraising, marketing, and organizational success
  • A proven commitment to diversity, the will to embrace diversity in all aspects and demonstrated success in recruiting, retaining and building a diverse advancement team
  • A personal history of fundraising success at the major and principal gift levels
  • Experience in designing and leading broad-based engagement strategies
  • Experience using data to identify and assess effectiveness of programs and practices; experience harnessing data to develop, shape and support a clear message and narrative that resonates with donors
  • Ability to engender trust and respect from and be a strategic partner with academic leadership. Ability to listen to academic leaders and faculty and translate needs and innovative ideas within the schools and programs into philanthropic opportunities
  • Ability to inspire and motivate staff to new levels of performance and success and create a positive, forward-looking esprit de corps among the staff
  • Ability to represent Erikson externally; to establish sincere, authentic, and enduring relationships; and to inspire and motivate individuals, corporations and foundations to engage with and give to the Erikson Institute
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence required to navigate a complex environment, understand and relate effectively with diverse constituents and interact in a sophisticated way with institute leadership, the board, top prospective donors, donors and community leaders
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate in a clear, consistent and transparent manner to create shared goals and understanding
  • Ability to assess the needs of Erikson and its programs, prioritize those needs and create a clear, specific operational plan with milestones to achieve progress toward operational and fundraising goals
  • Willingness to lead by example and inspire followership. The talent to lead and manage in a way that demonstrates respect for the people in the organization and empowers them to be their best
  • Ability to empower, motivate, and hold accountable a senior team who can implement and oversee the day-to-day operations to achieve goals
  • A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred
  • Outstanding leadership skills including integrity, intellectual and emotional intelligence; a facility with strategic thinking, discretion, political savvy, decisiveness and courage of convictions; and tolerance for ambiguity and the patience to persevere and achieve goals; a commitment to human diversity in all its forms, humility, and a sense of humor.

How To Apply

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

Chief Human Resources Officer

Erikson Institute

451 North LaSalle Street

Chicago, IL 60654

f. 312.755.0928

e. jobs@erikson.edu

NO phone inquiries please.

Flexible

Executive Director, Southern Poverty Law Center
The Organization

The Partnership Fund (TPF), a grantmaking collaborative made up of leading local, state, and national funders that work toward greater and sustained philanthropic investment in states and organizing, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director works with this collaborative to implement a strategy that includes grantmaking, program evaluation, shared learning programs, and philanthropic organizing.

The Partnership Fund equips multi-racial, multi-issue, cohorts of state-level organizations and leaders to become stronger, more influential and more likely to achieve lasting change. TPF operates under a theory of change that philanthropy is most effective when funders act hand-in-hand with local leaders to lift up the expertise of grassroots organizations and in-state strategists. Therefore, TPF supports community-based organizations through an ecosystem approach where groups operate in deep relationship to identify, enact, implement, and sustain meaningful change in people’s lives. TPF likewise believes that intentionally sharing lessons and experiences across states and between leaders and funders improves outcomes, strengthens the field and generates lasting resources.

Position Overview

Building on the foundation laid by the Partnership Fund’s founding Executive Director, TPF’s next leader will have the unique opportunity to deepen and expand the ways in which funders support the development of independent political power—a concept that the Partnership Fund has translated from top-notch field organizations into a philanthropic practice that TPF has successfully piloted for five years. Independent political power refers to a theory and practice of organizing communities to contest for governing influence outside of the two dominant political parties and includes the development of a variety of capacities: the ability to mobilize and organize people, the ability to drive a message and craft a worldview among supporters, and the ability to access and influence decision-makers. The Executive Director will develop and implement collaborative strategies to improve and sustain those independent political power capacities through grantmaking and learning. They will work with TPF’s network to communicate key lessons for a broader funding community to increase alignment and financial support for TPF, its grantees and the field.

Together with the Advisory Board, the ED will set and implement organizational and strategic growth plans—including recruiting new funders to the network and directing fundraising strategy. They will build and oversee a team that supports the expansion of the Fund’s work and that ensures excellence throughout TPFs operations, programs finance and fundraising.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, strategic, and self-driven leader with exceptional collaboration, synthesis, and communication abilities. They will have demonstrated success in developing and driving efforts to achieve policy change and develop political strategy that is focused on—and driven by—community priorities. The ED will have a sophisticated analysis of politics and power—particularly with regards to race, class, gender, and the dynamics inherent in the grantmaking-grantee relationship. They will clearly articulate the role funders can play in effectively supporting movements, organizations and leaders while building out TPF’s grantmaking portfolio that has more than $10M in grants since its founding. The successful candidate will be highly flexible, adaptable and able to collaboratively bring people along in a shared vision. They will have success raising funds and experience in organizational management in a small, nimble operation. The ideal candidate will be energetic, humble, and self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to and nuanced understanding of TPF’s mission and work.

The Partnership Fund is a project of New Venture Fund, a 501c(3) organization incorporated in Washington, DC. As its fiscal sponsor, NVF provides a range of services that support the Partnership Fund including human resources and financial management, administrative services, and legal and governance oversight. The Executive Director also oversees the strategy and implementation of the Partnership Action Fund, an affiliated 501c(4) grantmaking entity sponsored by the 1630 Fund.

This search is being assisted by Carolyn Ho and Callie Carroll of the national search firm, NPAG. To learn more, please visit: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/tpf-ed.

How To Apply

TO APPLY

Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: tpf-ed@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

The Partnership Fund is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501c(3) organization incorporated in Washington, DC. NVF is an equal-opportunity employer. NVF and the Partnership Fund proudly value diversity, equity and inclusion in our external work and internal practices. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Greenfield, MA or remote in New England

Chief Operating Officer, The Full Frame Initiative, Inc
The Organization

The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is a national social change organization that partners with pioneering organizations, systems and communities across the country to fundamentally shift their focus from fixing problems to fostering wellbeing – the needs and experiences essential for health and hope. We demonstrate how this shift creates lasting change for people and opens the doors for greater equity in society. Through a variety of tools – from policy, practice, and culture change with partners, to thought-provoking insights that challenge the field and mobilization of those who are ready for big change – FFI reveals how a new perspective can turn into new responses. We then amplify systemic successes to spur broader action and seed a movement for wellbeing. Together with our partners and allies, we are creating possibilities for lasting change in people’s lives and sparking a broader movement that replaces poverty, violence, trauma, and oppression with wellbeing and justice.

Position Overview

The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is dramatically accelerating growth across all strategic areas and we’re looking for a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic, and action-minded individual to join our team as Chief Operating Officer. This person will help develop and implement FFI’s internal processes and structures to ensure the organization is efficient, productive, and nimble in meeting its purpose.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for the operations of a rapidly expanding organization that works in deep collaboration with partners and allies across the country. The COO serves on the leadership team and runs point on developing efficient and effective systems that support both productivity and nimbleness. We are looking for a leader to bring structure and process to the right places while allowing our team to retain our adaptive, generative, collaborative, and creative approach to achieving our purpose. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the COO will ensure FFI’s organizational effectiveness through smooth and efficient internal operations and internal communications. The COO leads across all key operational areas: physical space and infrastructure, administration, human resources, and information technology. Eventually, this position may take on responsibilities in the area of financial management and oversight; at the start, the COO will support the CEO and contract CFO as needed through the provision of improved internal systems and tools for financial management, budgeting, and monitoring, including grants and contracts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • As a member of FFI’s leadership team, support the organization’s strategic growth, and the rapid expansion of our reach through annual and long-term planning, including stewardship and expansion of financial and partnership resources.
  • Ensure that FFI attracts and retains great people to do great work; improve and scale systems and processes across talent recruitment, management, and retention; systematically move equity and inclusion forward in all aspects of the work, including compensation systems and competitive benefits programs across all levels of staffing.
  • Design systems to help achieve and monitor progress against annual and multi-year organizational workplans and departmental goals, and oversee processes to ensure accountability at all levels of the team.
  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the operations and administration team; ensure all policies and operations promote FFI’s culture, values, and purpose.
  • Analyze the current technology infrastructure and identify the next level of IT systems to support the growth of strategic objectives and the organization overall; ensure FFI takes advantage of technology and information innovations to help achieve our goals most effectively.
  • Collect information, monitor and remove internal barriers that impede FFI’s effectiveness.
  • Develop FFI’s infrastructure including physical space and information technology in accordance with the organization’s strategic growth plan, available human and financial resources, and project goals and activities.

Qualifications

  • Passion for social justice and social change to upend inequities, and for FFI’s mission
  • At least 15 years of management experience in a nonprofit organization, social impact venture, or business, including strategic planning and oversight, operational systems and policies, information systems, business processes, and human resources
  • Experience creating systems, policies, and tools to support strategic and rapid organizational growth and scaling up organizations, with proven results
  • Demonstrated strategic and analytical skills, including using data and evidence to inform decisions, navigate through setbacks, and drive continuous improvements
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace
  • Experience hiring, supervising and managing staff; enforcing accountability; developing leadership across the organization
  • Strong computer skills and technology fluency: cloud-based computing, Google Apps For Business, Education or Nonprofits, CRM databases, project management, and communication
  • Graduate degree in nonprofit management, business management, Information Technology, Human Resources, or equivalent highly desired; PHR or SPHR Certification highly desired

Location and Travel
This is a full-time, exempt position located at FFI headquarters in Greenfield, Massachusetts. For exceptional applicants located elsewhere in New England, frequent travel to Greenfield as well as occasional travel to sites nationally where other remote staff are located, is expected. All business related travel will be paid for by FFI in accordance with our travel policy.

How To Apply

Deadline to apply is February 25, 2019. A personalized cover letter and resume are required. In your cover letter, tell us about yourself, why you want to work at FFI, how the Chief Operating Officer position is a great fit for you, how you are a great fit for this position. Please include where you heard about this opportunity. This letter is important – your application will not be considered without a customized application to this posting.

E-mail your cover letter and resume as attached documents via e-mail to talent@fullframeinitiative.org. Please put “YOUR FIRST NAME LAST NAME COO Position” as your subject line.

FFI is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to achieving our purpose.

Little Rock, Arkansas

Communications and Knowledge Director, The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
The Organization

WRF affirms the legacy of Governor Rockefeller, who envisioned a thriving and prosperous Arkansas that benefits all Arkansans. WRF is the catalyst for structural change in Arkansas. We lead the way with a deep commitment to equity, great courage in the face of opposition, and bold collaborative relationships with partners who care deeply to change our state and our nation.

Position Overview

The Communications and Knowledge Director will be a seasoned, skilled storyteller with the ability to craft content that engages audiences around the Foundation’s identity, mission, programming, and impact. We are seeking a communications professional who will lead the organization in shaping a clear and consistent narrative centered on economic, educational, and social equity policy solutions that help all Arkansans thrive. The Communications and Knowledge Director will ensure that the Foundation is a source of reliable data and information by making our research more accessible to a broad set of key audiences. Like all WRF staff, the ideal candidate will have mastery of economic, educational, and social equity. S/he will have a strong commitment to the Foundation’s AR Equity 2025 strategic direction. AR Equity 2025 will be released in the spring of 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Communications and Knowledge Director (CKD) will fall into five primary categories: Communications Strategy, Brand Management, Campaign Communications, Knowledge Management, and Appreciative Inquiry.

  • Communications Strategy – The CKD creates and continually refines a strategic communications plan that furthers the Foundation’s vision and mission. S/he provides thought leadership across the Foundation on strategic and tactical communications.
  • Brand Management – The CKD manages the WRF brand and other communications assets. The CKD maximizes communications channels such as the website, marketing collateral, social media, conference participation, and others to raise the profile of WRF and bring attention to the Foundation’s goals and strategies. The CKD maintains positive reactive and proactive media relations, utilizing established and new media partnerships.
  • Campaign Communications – The CKD develops and implements the communications for a campaign for equity in the state of Arkansas. S/he supports other Foundation campaigns (i.e., Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, ForwARd Arkansas, and Expect More) to achieve the respective goals.
  • Knowledge Management – The CKD oversees the Foundation’s collection of data and storytelling to ensure that WRF is learning and sharing what we learn with the field.
  • Appreciative Inquiry – The CKD oversees the development and implementation of appreciative inquiry as an outcomes assessment tool.

Qualifications

While no one person will embody all of the qualities enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing, or related field
  • Eight plus years relevant work experience in communications with an agency, corporation, or nonprofit organization
  • Demonstrated experience partnering with colleagues and organizational leadership to collect raw information and translate that information into multimedia content accessible by diverse audiences
  • Experience leading and or collaborating with a digital communications team with in-depth knowledge of digital and social media engagement tactics and trends for audiences in the US
  • The ability to actively participate in problem resolution, reacting positively and quickly to changing dynamics; strong troubleshooting capabilities with a skill for remaining flexible and open to internal workflow changes; ability to work well under pressure with tight timelines and the demonstrated ability to approach challenges with tact and diplomacy

How To Apply

Apply with a cover letter, resume, references, and one-page writing sample in Word or PDF format. Applications should be directed to Lisa Dixon, Program Associate: ldixon@wrfoundation.org. Please place WRF Communications and Knowledge Director and your name in the subject line.

Los Altos, CA

Program Associate, David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

We are a family foundation that is guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies.

We invest in effective organizations and leaders, collaborate with them to identify strategic solutions, and support them over time to reach common goals.

We aim to create a workplace culture and pursue policies and practices that demonstrate how we value diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About

Organizational Effectiveness (OE) OE aims to increase the effectiveness of grantee leaders, organizations, and networks, enhancing their capacity to achieve their mission. One core belief has driven Organizational Effectiveness since the program began in 1983: Organizations are more effective when they are equipped with thoughtful strategy, strong leadership, and sound operations.

OE funding helps leaders, organizations, and networks strengthen their fundamentals, so they can focus on achieving their missions. OE invests in current Foundation grantees to grow in areas like strategic and business planning, financial management, board and staff leadership, communications, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

OE also makes grants to strengthen these capacities among groups of leaders and cohorts of organizations, so that nonprofit leaders can share knowledge, learn from their peers, and grow their networks. OE works in close partnership with the Packard Foundation’s program areas in Children, Families, and Communities, Population and Reproductive Health, and Conservation and Science. Position

Overview

This position is an opportunity to learn about how capacity strengthening in the nonprofit sector can increase impact. You will work with a team committed to supporting leaders and organizations who are working around the world to improve the lives of children, families, and communities — and to restore and protect our planet. The team works collaboratively with each other, Foundation program teams, and other partners.

The Program Associate will report to the Program Operations Manager, Organizational Effectiveness. To learn more about OE, please visit OE webpage (https://www.packard.org/what-we-fund/organizational-effectiveness) and the OE Knowledge Center (https://oe.packard.org/).

Responsibilities

• Process grants from initial inquiry to award, including creating, organizing, maintaining, and updating electronic grant files • Communicate via email, telephone, and in-person with grantees and other partners • Update and track status of grants and assist in grant budget planning using an excel-based spreadsheet • Run reports on grant-related data using web-based systems • Track grantee reporting deadlines and review reports • Anticipate and schedule meetings and ensure materials are available prior to meetings • Suggest and implement improvements to department processes and increase efficiencies • Represent the OE team and the Foundation in a positive way in all interactions • Handle special projects as assigned

How To Apply:

Please send an email referring to job number 18-15-3930 in the subject line with a resume and a targeted one- page cover letter explaining your interest in this position and how your skills and work experience fit the role to jobs@packard.org

Los Altos, CA

Program Officer, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Organization

We are a family foundation guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. Today, their children and grandchildren continue to help guide the work of the Foundation with David and Lucile Packard’s enduring core values: integrity, respect for all people, belief in individual leadership, commitment to effectiveness, and the capacity to think big.

We invest in organizations and leaders, collaborate with them to identify strategic solutions, and support them over time to reach common goals. We continue to invest on the issues our founders cared about most:

  • Improving the lives of children, families, and communities
  • Advancing reproductive health and rights
  • Restoring and protecting our planet

For 2018, we expect to make grantmaking awards of approximately $350 million. Our staff of 130 conducts the Foundation’s day-to-day operations and the Board of Trustees oversees our work. You can learn more about the Foundation here.

We are proud that our staff and senior leadership team are deeply engaging on our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and in our grantmaking.

The Organizational Effectiveness (OE) team invests in the core strengths of grantee leaders, organizations, and networks, enhancing their capacity to achieve their missions. One core belief has driven Organizational Effectiveness since the program began in 1983: Organizations are more effective when they are equipped with thoughtful strategy, strong leadership, and sound operations. Today, we carry on this work by making investments in leaders, organizations, networks, fields, and movements around the world to build their core strengths and maximize their impact.

We have two primary grant making strategies:

  • Support for key organizations funded by the Foundation, allowing them to invest in their core strengths in areas such as strategic and business planning, financial management and resilience, racial equity and inclusion, board and staff leadership, and communications capacity. These organization-focused grants range from targeted short-term support for single projects to multi-year comprehensive capacity building approaches.
  • Development and funding of customized cohort projects that strengthen capacities among groups of leaders and organizations, allowing participants to share knowledge, learn from their peers, and grow their networks. This is a growing body of work and emphasis.

The OE team also:

  • Provides mentorship and support to Packard Foundation staff on capacity building at the leader, organization, network, field, and movement levels.
  • Works to grow the Foundation’s role as a leader among capacity-building funders to increase investments in high quality capacity strengthening approaches.

The team works across the Population and Reproductive Health, Conservation and Science, and Children, Families and Communities programs. Historically, the OE team has made approximately 90 OE grants per year, investing a total of $4M in OE funds annually. In 2019 this investment is expected to double. You can learn more about our work at the OE Knowledge Center of the Foundation’s webpage.

Position Overview

The Program Officer Role & Key Responsibilities

In response to the growth in OE funding, we are thrilled to be adding a third Program Officer to the existing OE team. This is a multi-faceted role offering the opportunity to work with the leadership of the Foundation and across a range of departments and program areas.

As the new OE Program Officer, you will support the Foundation’s program teams in identifying the leaders and organizations who are at inflection points for transformational change and who welcome additional investments from the Foundation to strengthen their capacity. The goal of leaving a stronger ecosystem of organizations and leaders in the Foundation’s program areas will be your north star. In this role you will primarily support the Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) Program. PRH focuses on South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa internationally, Louisiana and Mississippi domestically, and on global reproductive health and rights.

You will work with program teams to analyze the capacities of systems and fields, bringing ideas and energy about potential capacity building models and approaches. You will work with a wide variety of leaders and organizations — from some of the largest NGOs in the world to small grass roots community organizations — approaching these relationships with a service and learning mindset, meeting our partners where they are, listening to their opportunities and challenges, and supporting them in the design of an approach and funding to support their goals.

As part of OE’s role in improving the practices of the field and the Foundation, you will also attend conferences, trainings, and gather learning from the field on equity, diversity, and inclusion (such as the Racial Equity to Accelerate Change Fund) to inform the Foundation’s work with our grantee partners. You will have opportunities to learn, write, and speak about a variety of topics of importance to OE’s work.

Our ideal new colleague has deep experience in leadership development and/or organizational development and is driven by a desire to apply highly-tuned skills in service of the issues the Foundation supports. You are eager to support program strategies in strengthening the capacity of our partners on the full range of issues that the Foundation supports, and are deeply committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. You are ready to stretch our thinking about how trends in organizational design and structure, networks, information sharing, and the blending of sectors impact the goals of the Foundation. You have the same comfort level and enthusiasm working with Foundation leadership, colleagues, and grantees ranging from large international development groups to small, grassroots, domestic groups. You have a broad and diverse network of colleagues, particularly in the leadership and organizational development fields.

You enjoy working with a close-knit team, bringing humility, positive energy, and your best effort to work every day. You are an excellent communicator, and gain energy and a sense of accomplishment working behind the scenes rather than in the spotlight. You are a proactive and patient partner and coach who enjoys serving both program staff and grantee partners, working to build positive, effective relationships with a high level of credibility and trust.

Key functional skills and background we seek include:

  • Proven interpersonal and coaching skills, exceptional cultural competence and sensitivity, and ability to communicate across cultures
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of success factors for nonprofit leaders, organizations, and networks (in theory and practice)
  • Well-developed diagnostic, planning, and program development skills, including assessment of strengths and capacity challenges across fields and movements, and of growth opportunities for individual leaders and organizations
  • Experience developing, launching, and implementing complex projects with individuals and customized cohorts with a high level of customer satisfaction

Important personal attributes for success include:

  • Humility
  • Effective and active listening
  • A collaborative client service orientation and “can do” attitude
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects to completion
  • Broad intellectual interests and curiosity
  • Analytical strength and creative problem-solving ability
  • Flexibility and warmth
  • High emotional intelligence, ability to read and navigate situations and diverse audiences with respect
  • Excellent judgement
  • Resilience, optimism, and a sense of humor

How To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter here.

Muncie, IN

President, Ball State University Foundation and Vice President for University Advancement, Ball State University
The Organization

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

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

Position Overview

Ball State University and the Ball State University Foundation seek a strategic, entrepreneurial, and sophisticated fundraising leader to serve as the next Foundation President and Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA).

As a newly combined position, the Foundation President and Vice President for University Advancement reports to the Vice Chair of the Foundation Board of Directors, who also serves as the University President, and is responsible for providing and implementing the strategic vision of the Foundation, the daily oversight of all programs and activities of the Foundation, and the management and administration of all private gifts received for the benefit of Ball State University.

The Foundation President and VPUA provides vision, leadership, and oversight of all Foundation operations, alumni relations, and development activities that support the academic mission of the University. It will be important for the new Foundation President and VPUA to contribute to the short, intermediate, and long-term success of the campus by creating awareness, building meaningful and enduring relationships, and generating broad-based philanthropic support. The Foundation President and VPUA will serve as the chief development officer for the campus and advise the University President and other senior-level administrative and academic leaders on all development and alumni relations matters. The Foundation President and VPUA will serve as a key member of the University President’s senior leadership team and participate in strategic planning and campus collaborations to ensure alignment with and creative approaches to support key academic and University priorities, initiatives, and opportunities.  For more information on this search, please visit www.wittkieffer.com

How To Apply

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicant materials should be received by March 1, 2019. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent via email to Ball State University’s consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Kim Brettschneider at BallStateFoundationPresident-VPUA@wittkieffer.com. Items that cannot be emailed can be sent to:

Ball State University

President, Ball State University Foundation and VPUA

C/O Witt/Kieffer

Attention: Francine Heymanson

2015 Spring Road, Suite 510

Oak Brook, IL 60523

For more information about Ball State University and the Ball State University Foundation, visit bsu.edu and bsu.edu/foundation.

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

Oakland, CA

Senior Program Officer, California Health Care Foundation
The Organization

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo. We work to ensure that people have access to the care they need, when they need it, at a price they can afford. CHCF’s work is oriented around three goals, each staffed by a team at the foundation:

1.    Improving access to coverage and care for low-income Californians

2.    Ensuring high-value care

3.    Laying the foundations

Position Overview

The High-Value Care Team

 

We improve the health of low-income Californians by reducing their chances of receiving unwanted, ineffective, and unnecessary care. We focus on issues based on their broad population impact or high cost to the system as a whole. Currently, we are working to improve quality and cost in the following areas:

  • Care for people with complex needs, including mental illness and substance use disorder
  • Maternity care: improving the health of mothers and babies by reducing unnecessary interventions and delivering appropriate care
  • Serious illness and end-of-life care, including expanding access to palliative care

 

Position Overview

 

The senior program officer (SPO) will build, manage, and monitor a portfolio of grant programs aligned with the foundation’s strategy around behavioral health integration for low-income Californians, with a focus on improving outcomes for people with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder. (See our website for more detailed information). This position has the potential to assume responsibilities in other areas over time.

This is a full-time exempt position and reports to the director of the High-Value Care team.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • In collaboration with the HVC team and other partners, lead work that integrates behavioral and physical health care to improve care for patients with complex needs. Approaches include:
    • Build and maintain expertise in the fields of behavioral health integration and complex care. Develop relationships with colleagues working in these arenas in California and nationally to understand practice and policy issues, barriers, and solutions, and cultivate partners to help drive change. Keep abreast of key trends and activities in the California health care environment, specifically as they pertain to the HVC portfolio.
    • Develop strategies to achieve foundation goals, using the levers of philanthropy: identifying evidence-based clinical models, deploying policy solutions to support spread of these models in the delivery system, finding reimbursement options to ensure sustainability, ensuring data and measures are available to drive improvement efforts, and supporting workforce development.
    • Use these strategies to develop a portfolio of projects to advance the goals, including work to seed and spread innovations in the delivery system and the policy arena, and work to research, evaluate, and share best practices. Projects require working with potential grantees to develop proposals (scopes of work, budgets, workplans), preparing proposals for internal peer review (requiring concise and compelling writing), and ongoing communications and oversight of the project, all while learning and correcting course when needed. The following examples in the High-Value Care portfolio illustrate the type of work the program officer would develop and oversee:
      • Delivery system improvements. Work with the Transitions Clinic Network to improve care for people leaving incarceration: technical assistance, training, and coaching to help 25 California clinics implement a program integrating community health workers onto care teams.
      • Policy. Support a consulting firm to provide technical assistance for the implementation of the Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System, and commission publications to share progress.
      • Payment. Design and launch a learning collaborative with health plans and palliative care providers to develop mechanisms to grow and support outpatient palliative care.
      • Convenings. Work with other funders to support a task force to provide recommendations on improving maternal mental health.
      • Program-related investments. Work with the CHCF Innovation Fund team to invest in Quartet, a company working to improve coordination of care between behavioral health and primary care.
    • Work collaboratively with colleagues to disseminate the results of projects through publications, social media, convenings, or other outlets and to align work with CHCF’s policy priorities. This involves writing blog articles, commissioning work, developing content, editing drafts, and working with External Engagement colleagues to release high-quality publications.
    • Participate in and present lessons learned at local, state, and national meetings and conferences.
  • Respond to requests for information and assistance, troubleshoot, and connect people to resources.
  • Contribute to the overall success of CHCF through foundation-wide activities and improvement teams (recent examples include deploying a new grants administration system and developing systems to measure progress on bodies of work).
  • Based on the needs of the organization, lead new or existing work in other topic areas within High-Value Care.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following:

  • Master’s degree in related field.
  • At least seven years of project management, operations, or applied research experience in health organizations; behavioral health system experience a plus.
  • Excellent writing, editing, analytical, and oral communication skills, including the ability to collect, review, synthesize, and present information and findings, translating complex ideas into clear, easy-to-understand concepts.
  • Demonstrated experience independently developing and managing complex projects: setting goals, developing strategies, managing tasks, tracking workplans and measuring outcomes, adjusting as needed based on progress. Ability to translate concepts into actions, with the courage to take calculated risks.
  • Learning orientation with the ability to adapt quickly to change; strong appetite for complexity, and tolerance for uncertainty.
  • Ability to multitask and to meet deadlines, as well as demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities; strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 10% of the time.

To Apply

To apply for a position at CHCF, please submit your interest via our online application system. Unless otherwise noted, we will accept resumes until a position is filled, and we will try to let you know the status of your application in a timely manner. Candidates passing the initial screen will be asked to submit writing samples prior to interviews.

This position is based in our Oakland office.

The California Health Care Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Chief Development Officer, OU Medicine
The Organization

OU Medicine, Inc. (OUM), an Oklahoma based non-profit corporation partnership between the University of Oklahoma and the University Hospitals Authority and Trust, has retained Witt/Kieffer to aid in the recruitment of their Chief Development Officer (CDO).

OU Medicine and its academic partner, the OU Health Sciences Center, is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system offering treatment for the most complex conditions and preventive medicine within a network of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. Headquartered in downtown Oklahoma City, OU Medicine serves the state of Oklahoma and beyond with the widest range of specialty healthcare services in the region, the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, Level 1 Trauma Center and NCI-designated cancer center. In addition, OU Medicine is home to the state’s largest physician network and academic colleges for all 7 health professions. With a combined effort from over 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers alongside 11,000 employees, OU Medicine is leading healthcare.

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the OUM Chief Executive Officer, the CDO will lead the overall development, coordination, facilitation and administration of all of OU Medicine’s fundraising/philanthropy efforts as a new independent entity.  As the executive leader for OUM system-level philanthropy, he/she will focus on its strategy, planning and operations, positioning it as a core revenue resource for the health system.   Demonstrating superior communication and relationship-building skills, the CDO will have the opportunity to build a successful program in coordination with other existing efforts.  The ability to negotiate in a complex setting and to navigate relationships with community partners will be essential.

The successful candidate will be a highly experienced advancement leader with substantial experience in academic medicine and/or healthcare philanthropy.  A Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s degree and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification is desirable.

How To Apply

Interested parties should direct all communications to the consultants supporting this search, Marvene Eastham and John McFarland via email: OUMedicineCDO@wittkieffer.com.

Raleigh, NC

Chief Operations Officer, North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation
The Organization

Position Profile

Chief Operations Officer North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation Overview

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) serves the people of North Carolina and all visitors as a premier destination for compelling encounters with art. The NCMA lives this mission through exemplary scholarship and innovative educational enrichment, interactions among diverse communities, the fostering of collaborative partnerships, and activating the creative potential in everyone. The NCMA houses the art collections of the State of North Carolina. These collections began in 1947 when the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $1 million for the purchase of works of art, making North Carolina the first state in the nation to use public funds to buy art. The initial $1 million appropriation was used to purchase 139 European and American paintings and sculptures. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation matched the appropriation with the gift of 75 works of art in 1960, adding the Museum to its program of endowing regional museums throughout the United States with works from the Kress Collection. The Kress gift to the Museum became the largest and most important of any except that given to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The Museum opened in April 1956 in a renovated state office building in downtown Raleigh, the state capital. On April 5, 1983, the Museum moved to West Raleigh off Blue Ridge Road, where it opened an 181,000-square-foot-building designed by Edward Durell Stone. On April 24, 2010, the Museum celebrated the grand opening of a new 127,000-square-foot, light-filled gallery building designed to showcase the permanent collection. The single-story structure surrounded by landscaped sculpture gardens, reflecting pools, and courtyards was designed by New York architects Thomas Phifer and Partners. In addition to the indoor collection and exhibitions, the NCMA is home to the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park: Encompassing 164 acres of gardens, fields, and woodlands, the Museum Park is a unique setting to explore the intersection of art and nature. Major works of sculpture and artist-conceived environmental projects are sited throughout this landscape, which also includes the Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater; picnic areas; trails for walking and biking; and a terraced pond that is at once beautiful and a key element of an innovative storm-water management system. From its original facility to its current location and exhibition space, to the development of the Museum Park, the story of the NCMA continues to evolve and expand. With the recent hiring of Valerie Hillings as the new NCMA Director / CEO of the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, excitement is building to see what next steps the NCMA will take toward its vision of enriching lives through the power and wonder of art. In building out the leadership team for the NCMA, the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation is seeking to hire a Chief Operating Officer who will partner with the NCMA Director / NCMA Foundation CEO in strengthening this public/private partnership in support of the state’s leading visual arts center. The North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation is a separate 501c3 nonprofit organization whose purpose is supporting the mission and goals of the NCMA. With a 20-member Board of Directors, an approximately $15 million-dollar annual operating budget, and assets of approximately $62 million the Foundation serves as a close, collaborative partner with the NCMA’s Director, Board of Trustees, and the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in carrying out its strategic vision and plans. The Leadership Opportunity NCMA Foundation COO must be a dedicated operational leader with outstanding financial skills who brings enthusiasm for the Foundation’s mission, philosophy, and programs. The successful COO will possess an entrepreneurial spirit as well as excellent strategic and tactical skills to manage a complex organization with numerous revenue streams and an overall budget of approximately $20 million. The COO will demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to unite multiple internal and external constituencies, ensuring accountability for a healthy, sustainable operating environment. The COO is responsible for the effective operational, administrative and financial management of the NCMA Foundation and its approximately 160 staff and outside contractors. Serving as a member of the Museum’s Executive Management Team (Museum Director/Foundation CEO, Foundation COO, and Museum Associate Director), the COO will work in close cooperation with the board and staff leadership from both the Museum and Foundation entities to enhance the organization’s infrastructure through thoughtful planning and the execution of sound, sustainable business practices. The COO will also serve as a strategic advisor to the Director/CEO on Foundation opportunities to support the Museum and coordinate operational and financial matters between the Foundation, Board of Trustees and Museum. While providing strategic and daily operational leadership to the Foundation in areas of Finance, Operations & Information Technology, Human Resources, and Earned Income revenue generation, the COO will be expected to interface and build trusting relationships within the organization, including staff and volunteers, as well as with external entities such as auditors, information technology vendors, local and state officials, and other key stakeholders. Financial Management

  • Monitor the investment portfolio and act as direct liaison with Investment Advisors as directed by the Finance and Investment Committee.
  • In partnership with the CEO, the COO will oversee the day-to-day responsibilities for planning and managing all finance-related activities of the Foundation, including institutional assurance/audit, risk management, and budgeting/forecasting.
  • Direct the annual budgeting process and the development of
  • Construct financial models for proposed Museum activities and programs.

Earned Income Revenue generation

  • Provide leadership to maximize foundation revenues through earned income sources including event ticket sales, food services, and the retail Museum Shop.
  • Develop new business opportunities to enhance earned income for the Foundation.

Operations Management

  • Oversee and ensure the successful implementation of risk management, legal, business insurance, property management, human resources, and information technology activities, policies and procedures.
  • Recommend and oversee the implementation of information systems to improve Foundation operations and to provide for successful integration of Museum wide activities.
  • Participate in ongoing strategic and tactical planning efforts that strengthen the organization’s infrastructure, sustainability, and impact in the communities it serves.
  • Act as chief compliance officer for the Foundation with overall responsibility for internal control, records retention, contract administration and ethics/conflict of interest policies under the oversight of the CEO and Foundation’s Audit Committee.
  • Oversee contract management and legal compliance matters for the Foundation, coordinating as necessary with external legal counsel.
  • Understand and apply applicable laws, policies and procedures quickly and succinctly to assure timely, consistent and accurate implementation.

Human Resources Management

  • Oversee HR management of NCMA Foundation employees, including recruitment, hiring, termination, compensation, benefits administration, and professional training and development.
  • In consultation with the CEO, oversee the performance of Foundation senior management staff including hiring, appraisal, and dismissal and provide day-to-day operational support to the Foundation’s Development team.
  • Oversee the Foundation’s employee benefit programs and act as Administrator and Trustee of Foundation’s 401(k) plan.

Staff Supervision & Workforce Development

  • Lead, prepare, empower, delegate and evaluate the performance of a diverse team of professional and technical personnel, ensuring staff receives effective orientation, training, and performance management guidance.
  • Direct and oversee the activities of multiple contract service providers.

Communication

  • Interface effectively with internal departments, external vendors, Board of Directors, Board committees, and the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams.
  • Consult with the Foundation’s Lobbyist as needed and support the CEO, Lobbyist and other Museum leaders in their representation of the Museum to State Legislature and other public officials.
  • Model transparent and open communication as called upon to do so.

Board Relations

  • Serve as primary liaison to the Finance and Investment, Audit and Personnel committees of the Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Attend all Foundation Board and Board committee meetings, as appropriate, reporting on operational, advocacy and financial issues.
  • Serve as Assistant Treasurer, an officer role of the Foundation and direct the Foundation treasury activities to maintain appropriate cash levels.
  • Co-lead presentation of the agency’s financials to the Finance Committee and Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Interface with the NCMA Board of Trustees as part of the overall management team of the Museum.

Qualifications & Attributes The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, with an MBA, MPA, or CPA credentials strongly preferred. Alternately, commensurate experience that demonstrates exemplary strategic financial acumen will be considered.
  • A minimum of ten years of financial and operational management experience; at least five years of experience at a senior managerial level (C-level).
  • Strong knowledge of corporate and/or non-profit governance with significant experience interfacing with governing boards.
  • Strong leadership and management skills that have influenced business culture through the development and implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • Non-profit experience is strongly preferred.
  • Retail and restaurant knowledge needed is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent leadership, supervisory, planning and organization skills.
  • Effective communication, presentation, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Team building skills with a collaborative management style.
  • Creative, conceptual and analytical thinker, with sensitivity to both the artistic and business worlds.
  • Ability to forge and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of representatives of public and private organizations, Board members, volunteers, vendors, museum staff and the general public.
  • Willingness to attend after-hour and weekend functions as necessary.
  • Flexibility and sense of humor.

The North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Position Overview The Leadership Opportunity NCMA Foundation COO must be a dedicated operational leader with outstanding financial skills who brings enthusiasm for the Foundation’s mission, philosophy, and programs. The successful COO will possess an entrepreneurial spirit as well as excellent strategic and tactical skills to manage a complex organization with numerous revenue streams and an overall budget of approximately $20 million. The COO will demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to unite multiple internal and external constituencies, ensuring accountability for a healthy, sustainable operating environment. The COO is responsible for the effective operational, administrative and financial management of the NCMA Foundation and its approximately 160 staff and outside contractors. Serving as a member of the Museum’s Executive Management Team (Museum Director/Foundation CEO, Foundation COO, and Museum Associate Director), the COO will work in close cooperation with the board and staff leadership from both the Museum and Foundation entities to enhance the organization’s infrastructure through thoughtful planning and the execution of sound, sustainable business practices. The COO will also serve as a strategic advisor to the Director/CEO on Foundation opportunities to support the Museum and coordinate operational and financial matters between the Foundation, Board of Trustees and Museum. While providing strategic and daily operational leadership to the Foundation in areas of Finance, Operations & Information Technology, Human Resources, and Earned Income revenue generation, the COO will be expected to interface and build trusting relationships within the organization, including staff and volunteers, as well as with external entities such as auditors, information technology vendors, local and state officials, and other key stakeholders. Financial Management

  • In partnership with the CEO, the COO will oversee the day-to-day responsibilities for planning and managing all finance-related activities of the Foundation, including institutional assurance/audit, risk management, and budgeting/forecasting.
  • Direct the annual budgeting process and the development of business policies and internal controls for the Foundation’s fiscal operations.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting control over the Foundation’s restricted endowment and other investment funds. Monitor the investment portfolio and act as direct liaison with Investment Advisors as directed by the Finance and Investment Committee.
  • Construct financial models for proposed Museum activities and programs.

Earned Income Revenue generation

  • Provide leadership to maximize foundation revenues through earned income sources including event ticket sales, food services, and the retail Museum Shop.
  • Develop new business opportunities to enhance earned income for the Foundation.

Operations Management

  • Oversee and ensure the successful implementation of risk management, legal, business insurance, property management, human resources, and information technology activities, policies and procedures.
  • Recommend and oversee the implementation of information systems to improve Foundation operations and to provide for successful integration of Museum wide activities.
  • Participate in ongoing strategic and tactical planning efforts that strengthen the organization’s infrastructure, sustainability, and impact in the communities it serves.
  • Act as chief compliance officer for the Foundation with overall responsibility for internal control, records retention, contract administration and ethics/conflict of interest policies under the oversight of the CEO and Foundation’s Audit Committee.
  • Oversee contract management and legal compliance matters for the Foundation, coordinating as necessary with external legal counsel.
  • Understand and apply applicable laws, policies and procedures quickly and succinctly to assure timely, consistent and accurate implementation.

Human Resources Management

  • Oversee HR management of NCMA Foundation employees, including recruitment, hiring, termination, compensation, benefits administration, and professional training and development.
  • In consultation with the CEO, oversee the performance of Foundation senior management staff including hiring, appraisal, and dismissal and provide day-to-day operational support to the Foundation’s Development team.
  • Oversee the Foundation’s employee benefit programs and act as Administrator and Trustee of Foundation’s 401(k) plan.

Staff Supervision & Workforce Development

  • Lead, prepare, empower, delegate and evaluate the performance of a diverse team of professional and technical personnel, ensuring staff receives effective orientation, training, and performance management guidance.
  • Direct and oversee the activities of multiple contract service providers.

Communication

  • Interface effectively with internal departments, external vendors, Board of Directors, Board committees, and the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams.
  • Consult with the Foundation’s Lobbyist as needed and support the CEO, Lobbyist and other Museum leaders in their representation of the Museum to State Legislature and other public officials.
  • Model transparent and open communication as called upon to do so.

Board Relations

  • Serve as primary liaison to the Finance and Investment, Audit and Personnel committees of the Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Attend all Foundation Board and Board committee meetings, as appropriate, reporting on operational, advocacy and financial issues.
  • Serve as Assistant Treasurer, an officer role of the Foundation and direct the Foundation treasury activities to maintain appropriate cash levels.
  • Co-lead presentation of the agency’s financials to the Finance Committee and Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Interface with the NCMA Board of Trustees as part of the overall management team of the Museum.

Qualifications & Attributes The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, with an MBA, MPA, or CPA credentials strongly preferred. Alternately, commensurate experience that demonstrates exemplary strategic financial acumen will be considered.
  • A minimum of ten years of financial and operational management experience; at least five years of experience at a senior managerial level (C-level).
  • Strong knowledge of corporate and/or non-profit governance with significant experience interfacing with governing boards.
  • Strong leadership and management skills that have influenced business culture through the development and implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • Non-profit experience is strongly preferred.
  • Retail and restaurant knowledge needed is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent leadership, supervisory, planning and organization skills.
  • Effective communication, presentation, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Team building skills with a collaborative management style.
  • Creative, conceptual and analytical thinker, with sensitivity to both the artistic and business worlds.
  • Ability to forge and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of representatives of public and private organizations, Board members, volunteers, vendors, museum staff and the general public.
  • Willingness to attend after-hour and weekend functions as necessary.
  • Flexibility and sense of humor.

How To Apply Application Process To apply, upload a cover letter, resume, and references to armstrongmcguire.com/apply. Email bert@armstrongmcguire.com in case of of technical problems. No phone calls please.

San Francisco, CA

Operations Assistant, Pisces Foundation
The Organization

About the Organization

The Pisces Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations to accelerate to a world where people and nature thrive together. We support innovators who know what it takes and are doing what’s necessary to have clean and abundant water, a safe climate, and kids with the environmental know-how to create a sustainable world.

To learn more about Pisces’ work and collaborations, visit: http://piscesfoundation.org/

Position Overview

Operations Assistant

We are seeking a detailed-oriented, collaborative, self-starter to join our mission-driven team as Operations Assistant. The Operations Assistant plays a critical role in day-to-day operations and project support in a dynamic, growing foundation. The position is full-time, located in San Francisco, and reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities:

· Calendar management, expense reports, and filing for the Chief Operating Officer

· Office administrative tasks such as greeting guests, retrieving and sorting mail and deliveries, managing office and kitchen supplies and upkeep, preparing letters, handling light copy and scan projects, maintaining and organizing paper and electronic filing systems, setting up and taking down meetings, arranging catering, handling building work orders, and maintaining overall office appearance and functionality

· Implementation and proactive maintenance of Foundation-wide calendar

· Weekly invoice payment memo which includes meticulous preparation of invoice submissions, proofreading, editing, and similar tasks

· Document and contract support including proofreading, editing, formatting

· Human Resources support including managing job postings, hiring logistics, onboarding, and offboarding

· Light graphic design for website, branded documents

· Website updates and email blasts

· Logistics for board meetings and special events

· Troubleshoot minor computer, printer, smart phone, or other equipment issues; request IT service and support

Skills and experience:

· Highly developed computer skills including full literacy in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and especially Outlook for scheduling purposes

· Photoshop, Mailchimp, and WordPress skills are a plus

· Outstanding organizational, administrative, and analytical skills, with excellent attention to detail

· The ability to anticipate needs within areas of responsibility and proactively accomplish tasks

· Strong writing and editing abilities

· The ability to be a self-starter who assumes hands-on responsibility, is able to balance competing priorities and deadlines, and demonstrates sound judgment and good problem-solving skills

· Interest, comfort, and strength working in a dynamic organization, with familiarity with the nonprofit sector a plus

· Minimum two years’ experience working in a professional office environment

· Interest in Pisces Foundation’s mission and grants programs

Compensation

Pisces Foundation offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience.

See http://www.piscesfoundation.org/ for more information on the Foundation.

How To Apply

How to apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and two recent references to: hiring@piscesfoundation.org. Please indicate in the subject line, “OPERATIONS ASSISTANT.”

San Francisco, CA

Program Associate, Water, Pisces Foundation
The Organization

About the Organization

The Pisces Foundation believes if we act now and boldly, we can quickly accelerate to a world where people and nature thrive together. We support innovators who know what it takes and are doing what’s necessary to have clean water, a safe climate, and kids with the environmental know-how to create a sustainable world. By mainstreaming powerful new solutions, we will spark immediate gains and lasting benefits for people and nature.

To learn more about Pisces’ work and collaborations, visit: http://piscesfoundation.org/

Position Overview

Program Associate

We are seeking a collaborative, solutions-oriented self-starter with a passion for environmental issues to join our mission-driven team as Program Associate, Water. The Water Program supports new thinking, technologies, and ready-to-go solutions that can provide safe water from every tap, farms that grow food without polluting waterways, cities strengthened by cleaner lakes and rivers, and enough water for both people and nature. The Program Associate plays a critical role in grants management and monitoring as well as core operating functions for the program and the Foundation. The position reports to the Water Program Officer.

Responsibilities

Grantmaking and Monitoring: Support Program Officer in the strategic development of the program and grant portfolios by assisting in: planning, research, development, monitoring, and assessing grant proposals and reports. Assist in assessing grantee and program progress toward strategic outcomes and goals.

Grant Management: Support the mechanics of the program and grant portfolios by: managing program pipeline, budget, and document workflow, maintaining files, and acting as internal/external liaison on document requests and submissions. Collaborates with the Chief Operating Officer, the Grants Manager, and fellow Program Associates.

Communications: Contribute to the Foundation’s voice and presence by crafting presentations, blogs, and social media content.

Program Operations: Support the program’s day-to-day operations and events by scheduling meetings and calls, producing expense reports, and providing notetaking and other meeting support..

Foundation Support: Contribute to Foundation operations by working with colleagues on board meeting preparation, staff committees, organization development (contacts and mailing lists, teambuilding, recruiting/training). Executes special projects as assigned.

Research, Analysis, and Synthesis: Conducts research as directed by the Program Officer to advance and stay apprised of field developments.

Skills and Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree and 3-6 years of professional experience within philanthropy, non-profits or other change-making endeavors, in the private or public sectors. Master’s degree a plus.

· Knowledge of water research, policy and practice, and demonstrated interest in related issues.

· Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability and desire to help create a thought-leading, world-class philanthropy.

· Excellent organization skills, strict attention to detail, accuracy, follow-through and commitment to high quality work.

· Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. . Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively in meetings, over email, and through formal work product and presentations.

· Ability to represent the Foundation and build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, partners, and grantees with a professional, courteous, and tactful manner.

· Self-starter; highly motivated and resourceful team-player. Comfortable with ambiguity and the ability to work through solutions when there is no obvious path.

· Strong judgment. Demonstrated ability to think and work independently, and effectively plan, prioritize, follow through and track multiple work streams under deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

· Flexibility, emotional intelligence, positive attitude, enthusiasm, willingness to help others, and a sense of humor. Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite – Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook – and ease with databases.

· Ability to travel occasionally and attend some evening events.

· Interest, comfort, and strength working in a small, dynamic organization.

· Passion for the Pisces Foundation’s mission.

Compensation

Pisces Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.

How to apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample combined as a single document in PDF format to: Carol Ting at hiring@piscesfoundation.org. Please indicate in the subject line, “WATER PROGRAM ASSOCIATE.”

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

See http://www.piscesfoundation.org/ for more information on the Foundation.

We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of skills, experiences, and ideas. We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Washington, DC

Development Manager, National Center for Family Philanthropy
The Organization

NCFP is a national nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Our staff are mission driven, set ambitious goals, and share a culture of trust, respect, and honesty. NCFP is open to diverse views and new ideas, and values open communications. Together we meet high standards of excellence in our work. The National Center for Family Philanthropy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of NCFP to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. NCFP prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

Position Overview

The National Center for Family Philanthropy has an exciting opportunity to join its dynamic team as a Development Manager. NCFP is the only national nonprofit devoted exclusively to philanthropic families. Our primary audience is family foundations and those who work with them. NCFP is a treasured resource in the world of family philanthropy.

The Development Manager reports to the Senior Vice President, Advancement, and works to raise the funds that sustain NCFP. Grants management, grant writing, and working with family foundations in our Friends of the Family program are important and fulfilling parts of the job. If you have development experience in a nonprofit setting, are extremely organized, and are proficient with CRM software, this is for you. If you’re a great writer, all the better!

NCFP is a terrific place to work with excellent benefits. We are a very collaborative team and provide opportunities for growth based on the skills and interests of our employees. We are located in downtown D.C. with easy access to Metro.

Requirements Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. A minimum of three years of development or fundraising experience preferred.

Strong computer skills with ability to be proficient in CRM software. NCFP uses Salesforce and HubSpot. Exceptional writing, research, and organizational skills with strong attention to detail. Ability to work independently and exercise judgment in organizing work, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.

Strong team orientation. This position requires interacting with donors and a strong commitment to customer service and providing a great experience.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to hr@ncfp.org with the subject line: Development Manager.

NCFP is a national nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Our staff are mission driven, set ambitious goals, and share a culture of trust, respect, and honesty. NCFP is open to diverse views and new ideas, and values open communications. Together we meet high standards of excellence in our work.

The National Center for Family Philanthropy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of NCFP to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. NCFP prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

Washington, DC

Vice President of Communications, The NEA Foundation
The Organization

The NEA Foundation is a public charity founded by educators for educators to improve public education for all students. Since our beginning in 1969, the Foundation has served as a laboratory of learning, offering funding and other resources to public school educators, their schools, and districts to solve complex teaching and learning challenges. We believe that when educators unleash their own power, ideas, and voices, communities, schools, and students all benefit. In 2019, we are celebrating 50 years of keeping the promise of public education.

A dynamic public education system is more important than ever — students from all backgrounds rely on it to prepare themselves for college, career, and beyond. Everything the NEA Foundation does is in service to students, to provide them the excellent public education they deserve. We accomplish this through grants to improve classroom instruction, by supporting educators’ professional growth, and by collaborating with groups, including unions, who share our goals.

To achieve our mission, we invest in initiatives that support high-quality instruction and provide critical resources to boost student learning.

Position Overview

At the NEA Foundation, a leading national charity founded by educators for educators, we believe that when educators unleash their own power, ideas and voices, communities, schools and students all benefit. We seek an outstanding communications professional with 7 to 10 years of progressive experience and a passion for public education for the role of Vice President of Communications.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Communications sets and guides the organization’s communications strategy, positioning the Foundation as a leader and trusted source amongst education stakeholders. The ability to think and plan strategically, and to execute on those plans will be a key attribute for success in this role.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Leading the development, execution, and evaluation of a strategic marketing and communications plan that aligns with and advances the Foundation’s strategic priorities.
2. Leading external communications and media relations efforts of the Foundation.
3. Ensuring an effective digital presence for the Foundation, including social media and web content. Uses analytics to evaluate and enhance performance
4. Managing internal communications aimed at ensuring that Board and staff are well informed about the Foundation’s work.
5. Ensuring the quality and consistency of Foundation materials, overseeing the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral.
6. Supervising and mentoring the work a communications manager. Recruiting and managing outside consultants.

A full job description follows.

Visit www.neafoundation.org for more information on the Foundation.

Salary is $105-$115K, depending on experience, and an excellent benefits package.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title:  Vice President of Communications  Direct Report to:  Chief Operating Officer

Summary:  The Vice President of Communications sets and guides the organization’s communications strategy, positioning the Foundation as a leader and trusted source amongst its stakeholders. The position requires the ability not only to think and plan strategically, but to execute on those plans and deliver communications that present the mission, objectives and programs of the NEA Foundation in compelling ways to a variety of audiences while deepening public understanding of the Foundation’s work. The Vice President of Communications is the brand architect, chief strategist for internal and external communications, including the Foundation’s digital presence. S/he serves as a key spokesperson and media contact for the Foundation and supports the CEO with key external communications activities.

Duties and responsibilities:

1. Leads development, execution, and evaluation of a strategic marketing communications plan that aligns with and advances the Foundation’s strategic priorities:

  • Works with CEO and COO to ensure deep understanding of organizational strategic direction and top priorities and the related communications needs.
  • Collaborates with programmatic leads to define high priority communications objectives (long-range and annual) and to identify programmatic learnings and successes that should be shared externally.
  • Collaborates with development lead to connect communications and fundraising strategy to support short and long-term fundraising goals. Identifies ways to capitalize on programmatic achievements for fundraising success.
  • Meets defined measures of success established in partnership with relevant program leads and the COO. Monitors and evaluates communications strategies.

2. Leads external communications and media relations efforts of the Foundation:

  • Serves as a key spokesperson, primary media contact, and lead strategist.
  • Cultivates relationships with media networks – print, TV, radio and digital.
  • Oversees media research, outreach and interview requests. Prepares interviewees as needed for media contact.
  • Supports the CEO’s participation in key external communications activities (speeches, presentations, etc.)
  • Ensures an effective digital presence for the Foundation, including social media and web content. Uses analytics to evaluate and enhance performance
  • Represents the Foundation at conferences, symposia, and meetings as needed.

3. Oversees internal communications program aimed at ensuring that Board and staff are well informed about the Foundation’s work.

  • Institutes and maintains practices that ensure internal audiences understand the Foundation’s work and core messages.
  • Ensures Board and staff are “first to know” about key communications.
  • Guides key Board communications, including an electronic newsletter.
  • Develops and ensures adherence to communication policies and protocols.
  • Provides technical training/assistance on communications when necessary.

4. Ensures the quality and consistency of Foundation materials, overseeing the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral and the Foundation’s web site.

5. Supervises and mentors a communications manager. Recruits and manages outside consultants as needed.

6. Maintains and develops one’s own professional skills and knowledge.

Qualifications

1. Minimum of 7 to 10 years progressive experience in communications, public relations or public affairs, media, corporate communications, or advocacy communications.

2. Master’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or a related field is highly desirable.

3. Strong leadership skills with ability to lead communications discussions at both a strategic and tactical level.

4. Demonstrated success creating and implementing a strategic communications plan. Experience with organizational branding.

5. A compelling storyteller with outstanding writing/editing skills. Articulate speaker with ability to serve as spokesperson for the Foundation.

6. Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and manage the delivery of effective messaging for multiple audiences.

7. Experienced media relations professional with demonstrated success placing stories. Proficient in web-based and social communications strategies.

8. Ability to develop and manage budgets

9. Commitment to and passion for public education as well as familiarity with the nonprofit sector and its role in social change.

10. Self-starter, able to work independently and collaboratively. Thrives on managing multiple initiatives concurrently.

How To Apply

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to neafhr@nea.org and note VP of Communications in your subject line.

Washington, DC

Senior Development Strategist (Grant Writer), Community Change
The Organization

About Community Change and Community Change Action:

Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.

Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration reform.

This position also supports Community Change Action , an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.

Position Overview

Position Description:

The Senior Development Strategist (Grant Writer) assists the Deputy Director of Development Strategy and Senior Writer in raising over $20 million from foundations and major gifts to support Community Change and Community Change Action, with a particular focus on foundation fundraising. S/he is a key member of the Institutional Advancement (IA) team, which works collaboratively across the organization and in close coordination with executive leadership, program colleagues, finance and operations teams, and the communications unit. The SDS (Grant Writer) will produce a large amount of nuanced written material under deadline; participate in foundation strategy development; track deadlines and completion of certain fundraising tasks; and manage information and relationships.

Principal Responsibilities:

The Senior Development Strategist (Grant Writer) is responsible for sustaining and increasing support from existing funders, supporting the cultivation and solicitation of new funders, writing a variety of funder-focused content, and supporting the team’s writing needs (e.g. editing other writers, writing updates for funder communications, etc.).

Community Change and Community Change Action regard funders as key partners and collaborators, which means IA works closely with program staff, serving as a bridge between programs and funders. As part of this structure, the SDS will be “embedded” in program teams to become deeply familiar with our work on racial and economic justice, jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration reform. In collaboration with the SDS (project manager), s/he will:

  • Develop subject matter expertise on Community Change programs;
  • Work in close collaboration with program directors to translate program objectives into grant deliverables, and make a compelling case to funders to increase support for our programs;
  • Support the planning and execution of fundraising strategies and revenue pipelines, working with senior leadership;
  • Develop content to support program priorities as part of our 15-year strategic plan, which will include writing grant proposals and reports that set the stage for renewals, as well as case statements, concept notes, organizational and program overviews, and donor updates; and
  • Track all funder communications in our constituent and grants management systems.

Qualifications:

The Senior Development Strategist (Grant Writer) will be a sharp and persuasive writer who is curious and adaptable. S/he sees fundraising as their contribution to the movement for social justice and is committed to using their work to advance the struggle for immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity.

The SDS must build good relationships, internally and externally, and cultivate an instinct for fundraising opportunities and alignment between funders’ interests and our programs. The SDS needs to be able to move at a fast pace and keep track of details and deadlines. S/he should also have a collegial spirit and a good sense of humor. In addition, the ideal candidate will bring:

  • Five years of professional experience, preferably with at least one year of grant writing for a non-profit organization;
  • Superb writing skills;
  • Familiarity with standard methods of foundation solicitation and cultivation;
  • Work experience with an organization that represents the interests of communities of color a plus.
  • Keen attention to detail, including strong editing skills and familiarity with AP Style;
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or other CRM;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required and Google Suite preferred;
  • Proven ability to learn quickly, work independently, meet multiple deadlines, and perform under pressure;
  • Ability to work and collaborate with diverse staff in person and remotely; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to Community Change’s mission to build the power of low-income people of color to fight for a world where everyone can thrive.

This person reports to: Deputy Director of Development Strategy and Senior Writer

Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in Community Change’s bargaining unit and covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Salary and benefits: $65,000 – $75,000 annual salary. Community Change also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans.

This position is located in Washington, DC.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled

Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply:

Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and two writing samples.

Washington, DC

Director, Foundation Relations, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The Organization

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a 501(C)(3) nonprofit and the nation’s preeminent civil and human rights organization for the search of an entrepreneurial, results-oriented Director of Foundation Relations. S/he will build and manage a comprehensive foundation relations program that will assist the organization in achieving a range of strategic program/research objectives and help propel its advocacy agenda to new levels of accomplishment. Since its inception over one hundred years ago, the NAACP and its allies of all races have been at the forefront of framing the public discourse on the critical issues concerning social and racial justice. The organization is investing considerable resources to build the infrastructure required to solidify its role as the principal legal advocate for civil rights issues and focus on disparities in economics, health care, education, voter empowerment and the criminal justice system. Central to the realization of its aspirations is the recruitment of a seasoned and dynamic director.

Position Overview

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer and working in close partnership with other members of the organization’s leadership, the Director, Foundation Relations is primarily responsible for: Leading and managing the NAACP’s ongoing efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward foundation prospects and donors. Serves as a senior member of the development team and oversees the design and successful implementation of specific tactics, strategies and core messages, ensuring their coordination and alignment within the organization. Provides considerable expertise, direction, and discretion in advancing the NAACP’s case for support in highly competitive and specialized philanthropic arenas.

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities: Bachelor’s degree preferred and 7+ years foundation relations experience. Strong ties to the progressive foundation community and considerable expertise in domestic social justice issues. Possess a minimum of seven years development related experience. Experience in a leadership role in securing significant foundation grants on behalf of a similar nonprofit organization(s). Exceptional interpersonal, communications, oral and written skills and the ability to gather and distill relevant data/information and disseminate it throughout the organization. Demonstrated personal qualities of integrity, self-confidence, team work, diplomacy, passion and intellectual curiosity and assertiveness are essential. Ability to work independently, yet manage a small team and interface effectively with and leverage the knowledge, talents and resources of individuals within a robust and highly changing environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please send cover letter and resume to the attention of Yvonne Rivera, Director, Talent Acquisition, Nonprofit HR, via email: yrivera@nonprofithr.com.

York, Pennsylvania

Vice President & Chief Development Officer, York County Community Foundation
The Organization

The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is one of the fastest- growing community foundations in Pennsylvania because it has stepped forward to play a central role in creating a vibrant York County. Tapping into the region’s long-held philanthropic spirit and community pride, YCCF engages donors, provides community leadership, invests in high-impact initiatives, and builds an endowment for future generations. It strives always for a growing, united, and prosperous York County that provides unsurpassed opportunities for all.

Position Overview

The CDO is responsible for creating and implementing strategies for asset development, donor relations, and professional advisor outreach, as well as for crafting compelling messaging with the assistance of the Marketing and Communications Director. The CDO’s team includes the Donor Services Officer and the Development Administrator.

YCCF is seeking a proactive and energetic CDO who can facilitate dynamic organizational growth. YCCF is an innovative promoter, steward, and champion for philanthropy in York County. The CDO must embody the values of the organization as well as demonstrate a track record of successful cultivation and stewardship, planned giving achievement, organizational leadership, and creative approaches to philanthropy. The ideal candidate for this role has a blend of the following experience, skills, and qualities.

How To Apply

Questions, resumés, and CVs should be sent to search@driconsulting.com

York, Pennsylvania

Vice President & Chief Development Officer, York County Community Foundation
The Organization

The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is one of the fastest- growing community foundations in Pennsylvania because it has stepped forward to play a central role in creating a vibrant York County. Tapping into the region’s long-held philanthropic spirit and community pride, YCCF engages donors, provides community leadership, invests in high-impact initiatives, and builds an endowment for future generations. It strives always for a growing, united, and prosperous York County that provides unsurpassed opportunities for all.

This is a great time to join the York County Community Foundation team. Yorkers know YCCF as a highly-capable and trustworthy institution that plays a key leadership role in building a great community. There is ample opportunity for fruitful conversations with receptive and generous donors. With a recently launched marketing campaign, the YCCF brand is becoming more recognizable as the undisputed first choice for endowed charitable giving in York County.

As a member of the senior team, the Vice President & Chief Development Officer will inspire Board members and staff to be ambassadors for YCCF while leading a development team that achieves measurable objectives toward the strategic priorities

The CDO is responsible for creating and implementing strategies for asset development, donor relations, and professional advisor outreach, as well as for crafting compelling messaging with the assistance of the Marketing and Communications Director. The Vice President & Chief Development Officer’s team includes the Donor Services Officer, Marketing and Communications Director, and the Development Administrator.

YCCF is seeking a proactive and energetic CDO who can facilitate dynamic organizational growth. YCCF is an innovative promoter, steward, and champion for philanthropy in York County. The CDO must embody the values of the organization as well as demonstrate a track record of successful cultivation and stewardship, planned giving achievement, organizational leadership, and creative approaches to philanthropy.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/.

Position Overview

The Organization

The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is one of the fastest- growing community foundations in Pennsylvania because it has stepped forward to play a central role in creating a vibrant York County. Tapping into the region’s long-held philanthropic spirit and community pride, YCCF engages donors, provides community leadership, invests in high-impact initiatives, and builds an endowment for future generations. It strives always for a growing, united, and prosperous York County that provides unsurpassed opportunities for all.

With over $150M in assets, YCCF is the fourth largest community foundation in Pennsylvania. For 57 years, it has worked with donors to establish more than 500 permanent endowment funds and a legacy society with more than 350 members. YCCF is focused on being York’s undisputed first choice for philanthropy by offering personalized options to meet donors’ philanthropic goals. Learn more about YCCF by watching these videos.

YCCF has developed an exciting and ambitious five-year vision to 2022, which includes the goals of growing its assets to $200M (a 30% increase) through fundraising and wise investment; increasing bequest intentions through its 1749 Legacy Society; and increasing its percentage of discretionary funds to allow the YCCF Board to address areas of greatest community need. Given the demographic projections in the community and expectations of generational wealth transfer, there is a tremendous opportunity to pursue higher levels of donor engagement, a broader reach of prospect identification and cultivation, and powerful messaging about YCCF’s role in creating a vibrant community.  In 2018, YCCF invested in a new marketing campaign with the tag line: Whatever your passion, we can make it your legacy.

YCCF awards between $5M and $6M in grants each year through a set of strategic priorities:

❖   Education & Workforce: YCCF helps students be successful in school because they receive a premier education and have the support network they need. Employers have access to a highly-qualified workforce and the people of York County have the resources and skills needed to obtain family-sustaining jobs.

❖   Downtowns & Neighborhoods: YCCF works with many partners to develop vibrant downtown communities throughout York County.  From Dover to Dillsburg, New Freedom to Wrightsville, there’s a sense of rebirth surrounding our county’s downtowns. In York City, YCCF has invested in York’s downtown renaissance and is expanding the revitalization to the surrounding neighborhoods.

❖   Embracing Aging: YCCF creates a community that is safe, welcoming, and adaptable to people of all ages by improving attitudes about aging and increasing understanding and caring about the needs and perspectives of older adults.

❖   Environmental Stewardship: YCCF’s environmental grantmaking focuses on improving water quality and recreational opportunities along the Codorus Watershed, implementing energy sustainability strategies at nonprofits and in the public sector, and preserving farms and farming.

YCCF is also home to several organizations and initiatives that build community:

❖   The Memorial Health Fund is a supporting organization with its own board of directors. With YCCF support, its focus is to award grants that improve the physical, mental and social well-being of the residents of York.

❖   The YorkCounts Indicators Report highlights trends and issues that impact the quality of life in York County. It boils down many data sources to give a snapshot of overall community well-being and is a tool for planning and directing community resources towards systemic solutions to long-term challenges.

❖   The Women’s Giving Circle of YCCF is building a community of thoughtful, effective philanthropists. The WGC is committed to educating and developing its 80 members and to engaging with funding partners and key allies across the community. It convenes stakeholders, solicits expert advice, and identifies investment opportunities where it can add unique value.

❖   YorIt is a YCCF initiative that engages donors in creative ways to support emerging socially-minded organizations that add to the vitality of York.

YCCF’s role has expanded as it has led efforts to convene conversations on critical community issues, research best practices, and create powerful partnerships that drive results. Drawing on its community indicators initiative, YorkCounts, it advocates for systemic change that creates lasting impact. In 2017, YCCF received a Commonwealth Award from 10,000 Friends of PA for its Social Impact Investment Fund, a recently- established patient capital fund that uses its operating surplus to invest in local economic development projects that contribute to York’s downtown renaissance.

YCCF also adopted an inclusion policy and has proactively diversified its Board and volunteer committees and has expanded its grantmaking to underrepresented groups in response to the community’s growing diversity. YCCF’s President, Jane Conover, was given an image award in 2017 from the Black Ministers Association and in 2019 by the York City Human Relations Commission for her work to promote diversity and social justice for underserved populations.

YCCF’s Leadership Team

Jane Conover joined the York County Community Foundation in March 2010 as Vice President of Community Investment. She led the Foundation’s evolution from reactive grantmaker to proactive driver of community change through grantmaking and leadership.  She became Senior Vice President and COO in 2014 and was promoted to President and CEO in 2015.

Jane is a strategic thinker, highly-driven and committed to marrying donor passions with strong community-building.  She envisions a community foundation that is seen as a change-maker and thus the undisputed first choice for philanthropy in York County.

Prior to joining YCCF, Jane was Chief Community Officer at the YWCA of York, where she played a variety of roles during her tenure, including Development Director and Interim Executive Director. She led the YWCA’s domestic violence and sexual assault centers and the revitalization of the Olde Towne East neighborhood, raising over $6M to turn around a challenged city neighborhood.  Jane holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Fairfield University in Connecticut. She serves on the Board of Directors of WITF public radio and on the Advisory Boards of York College’s Center for Community Engagement and Graham School of Business and the Governor’s Committee on Community Development. She is a member of the Rotary Club of York. Jane lives in Springettsbury Township with her husband Steve and enjoys gardening and riding scooters through the beautiful countryside of York County.

The President’s senior leadership team includes the new VP & CDO and two other colleagues:

Lise Levin joined YCCF in June 2015 as Vice President for Community Investment. Lise oversees the Foundation’s high-impact grantmaking programs and works with a team of three grantmaking staff. Lise came to YCCF from the York County Bar Foundation, where she built the advancement department and grew the endowment from less than $1M to more than $5M. Prior to that, she served for four years at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) York Campus, where she created the advancement program. Lise previously held several positions during a 12-year tenure at the York Jewish Community Center, including grant writer, community development director, and membership and marketing director. Lise holds a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College. She has a history of long-term volunteer work, including as past Chair and 10-year member of the Women’s Giving Circle, past President and past fundraising Chair of the United Jewish Community of York, and 17-year member and immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors at the York-Adams Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Vice President of Finance & Operations / CFO George Dvoryak is responsible for assuring the financial integrity of the Foundation and administering the investment and management of its assets. He works with a team of two finance department staff. George came to YCCF in 2007 from the Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council, where he was CFO. Prior to that, he was controller at Miller & Hartman, Inc. George currently serves as Chair of the Springettsbury Township Board of Supervisors.

To meet the rest of the YCCF staff, visit https://yccf.org/about-us/our-staff/.

The Community

York is located one hour from Baltimore, two hours from Philadelphia and Washington DC, and 30 minutes from the state capitol of Harrisburg. One of the fastest-growing regions of Pennsylvania, York is an ideal home for those who want a dynamic small city, affordable suburbs, or beautiful country settings.  York offers a variety of cultural and recreational options in a county with top-rated school districts.

People are drawn to the area because of its rich history, easy access to large metropolitan hubs, outstanding health care systems, quality education, walkable downtown, friendly residents, and affordable cost of living. Major regional industries include manufacturing, agriculture, distribution, health care and financial services, and a growing advanced technology sector. Six different post-secondary institutions offering technical certifications and two-year, four-year, and postgraduate degrees are located in York County, including York College of Pennsylvania and Penn State York. More than 20 colleges and universities are located within an hour’s drive.

The arts are alive in York County, with the beautifully restored Appell Performing Arts Center and the Pullo Center attracting national performers. Downtown York is home to two distinct arts districts that cater to established as well as emerging artists. York City is vibrant with a growing and thriving cultural renaissance and new restaurants and breweries—all highlighted at First Fridays, a monthly series of special events at downtown shops and restaurants that offers family-friendly activities and live entertainment. The York Revolution, a minor Atlantic League baseball team that has won two championships, plays in PeoplesBank Park downtown from April through September.

With a population of just half a million, York County has a strong sense of community, with many lifelong residents. Because of their love for their hometown, donors have been very generous to the Community Foundation and receptive to legacy giving.

More information on beautiful York County, PA can be found here at http://www.yorkpa.org/ or  http://www.downtownyorkpa.com or http://creativityunleashed.com/

The Opportunity

This is a great time to join the York County Community Foundation team.  Yorkers know YCCF as a highly-capable and trustworthy institution that plays a key leadership role in building a great community.  There is ample opportunity for fruitful conversations with receptive and generous donors.  With a recently launched marketing campaign, the YCCF brand is becoming more recognizable as the undisputed first choice for endowed charitable giving in York County.

As a member of the senior team, the CDO will inspire Board members and staff to be ambassadors for YCCF while leading a development team that achieves measurable objectives toward the strategic priorities:

❖   Increase the size of YCCF’s endowment.

❖   Add 100 legacy donors by 2020.

❖   Increase the percentage of unrestricted funds.

The CDO is responsible for creating and implementing strategies for asset development, donor relations, and professional advisor outreach, as well as for crafting compelling messaging with the assistance of the Marketing and Communications Director.  The CDO’s team includes the Donor Services Officer, Marketing and Communications Director, and the Development Administrator.

The primary responsibilities of the CDO include:

Engage Donors

❖    Listen to donors’ interests and help them achieve their legacy goals through YCCF.

❖    Build and sustain positive relationships with existing and prospective donors by meeting and communicating with them consistently so they think of YCCF as their first choice for philanthropy.

❖    Deepen the Foundation’s relationships with, and outreach to, professional wealth advisors across York County to encourage them to promote YCCF as a trustworthy partner.

❖    Expand the number and size of unrestricted gifts to YCCF by conveying the benefits to the community.

❖    Build YCCF’s 1749 Legacy Society—donors who have made bequest intentions in their estates.

❖    Research and develop a pipeline of prospective donors, in part by broadening YCCF’s outreach to new

constituencies.

❖    Oversee the development of marketing and communications strategies—websites, newsletters, press releases, publications—to promote YCCF’s value to the community.

Provide Community and Institutional Leadership

❖    Design, implement, and oversee a comprehensive plan to build a permanent endowment in partnership with the President, Resource Development Committee, and Board of Directors.

❖    Provide oversight to the Donor Services Officer and Development Administrator to ensure high-functioning stewardship and administration of donor funds, estate gifts, planned gifts, and life-income gifts.

❖    Support the integration of functional areas, including Development,

Donor Services, Finance and Administration, Investment, Grants Management, Programs and Initiatives, and Marketing and Communications.

❖    Refine and maintain state-of-the-art gift acceptance and development policies.

❖    Refine and maintain department processes and staffing to ensure the best use of time and resources.

❖    Represent and promote YCCF in the community, including participating in community events, professional meetings, and other such activities.

❖    Deliver high-impact presentations about YCCF and the value of legacy giving.

❖    Participate in local, regional, and national associations related to estate planning, planned giving, etc.

❖    Represent YCCF as an expert in community foundation best practices and policy issues related to planned giving.

Support High-Impact Initiatives

❖    Understand and advocate for YCCF’s grantmaking programs and priorities with prospects and donors.

❖    Skillfully communicate YCCF’s impact in the community.

❖    Stay informed of local challenges and opportunities.

Build an Endowment for Future Generations

❖    Represent donor interests and perspectives in developing communication strategies about YCCF’s

investment strategies and returns.

❖    Remain current on YCCF’s investment policies.

The Candidate

YCCF is seeking a proactive and energetic CDO who can facilitate dynamic organizational growth. YCCF is an innovative promoter, steward, and champion for philanthropy in York County. The CDO must embody the values of the organization as well as demonstrate a track record of successful cultivation and stewardship, planned giving achievement, organizational leadership, and creative approaches to philanthropy. The ideal candidate for this role has a blend of the following experience, skills, and qualities.

❖    Five or more years of donor- or client-centered cultivation experience; community foundation experience preferred.

❖    Specialized knowledge of major gifts, planned giving, and estate planning; demonstrated experience in helping donors achieve their legacies through endowments.

❖    Demonstrated experience building new pools of prospects among current and future wealth holders.

❖    Outstanding customer service skills and follow-through.

❖    A passion for the mission of community foundations and knowledge of the issues facing communities.

❖    Ability to gain the confidence of YCCF staff and Board members and the region’s legal and financial professionals by working effectively with them to connect with prospective donors.

❖    Proven ability to attract, mentor, and retain talent; a transparent style and desire to work collaboratively across an organization to develop and execute plans.

❖    A high level of intellectual curiosity as well as a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems; internally motivated and results driven.

❖    A strong grasp of marketing and communications tools that build an organization’s brand including the use of social media to attract donors and prospects.

❖    Excellent communication skills (oral and written) in all settings and contexts, and across generations and communities; open, trustworthy and genuine.

❖    A willingness to participate in community and organizational meetings; comfort in maintaining a high level of visibility in the community.

❖    Demonstrated cultural competence in working respectfully with all communities.

❖    Knowledge of appropriate computer technology and applications, including basic office productivity and database management systems.

❖    An undergraduate degree is required.

To Apply

VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

York, Pennsylvania

 All first-round interviews for this position will take place at Development Resources, inc.,

1820 N. Fort Myer Drive, Suite 702, Arlington, VA 22209, or via telephone/video conference.

DRi is an executive search and development consulting firm that places senior executives and works with them to build talented staffs, develop bold strategic plans, and design powerful fundraising programs.

York County Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is seeking a diverse slate of qualified candidates for formal consideration.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/.