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Boston, MA

Director of Development and Programs, Shared Value Initiative, FSG
The Organization

FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm. We are experienced advisors to corporate, foundation, and nonprofit/NGO leaders. Through our combination of customized consulting services, powerful insights, and ground-breaking initiatives, we help clients around the world create social impact.

FSG’s collaborative approach combines rigorous data analysis with facilitation and a passion for impact. We help companies design social impact strategies that strengthen their businesses, and we help funders and nonprofits develop and evaluate strategies that advance their missions. We’ve worked with clients such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, General Mills, Kaiser Permanente, and the Global Fund for Women to create social impact in health, economic development, education, and more.

Position Overview

Please join us. We’re building a global community of leaders who believe there are business opportunities in solving society’s toughest challenges – creating what we call shared value for society and business alike.

Operated by a team from FSG with support from a network of partners, the Shared Value Initiative (Initiative) shapes this emerging shared value field though peer-to-peer exchange, market intelligence, strategy & implementation support, and shared value advocacy. To learn more visit

We are looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial development and program professional with a proven track record of developing and maintaining corporate and foundation relationships that lead to meaningful engagement and resource commitments. Reporting to the Initiative Managing Director, the Director of Development and Programs will be a critical member of a small team that works collaboratively to achieve the Initiative’s goals.


The Director of Development and Programs will spend approximately 75% of their time on resource development and managing partner relationships and agreements, and the remaining 25% of their time on overseeing programming for our partner community, elevating needs and insights of the companies and organizations supporting our work and translating these into meaningful programming that advances the practice of shared value.

The Director of Development and Programs will:

  • Build new funding relationships to grow the Initiative’s membership and partner base.  Priority new relationships to cultivate include corporations (those adopting or considering shared value strategies) and private foundations and other funding entities (those interested in working with the private sector around issues of importance to shared value)
    • Identify new partner targets, develop and deploy partner cultivation plans, and convert into new Initiative corporate members or philanthropic funders
    • Attend relevant events representing the Initiative while cultivating new relationships
    • Engage with FSG shared value consulting leaders and other FSG Initiative teams to align partner cultivation efforts and inform/co-create proposals
    • Build a nuanced understanding of shared value in order to be effective with new and existing relationships
  • Advance existing stakeholder relationships in partnership with the Managing Director and FSG senior leadership to deepen the Initiative’s learning process
    • Maintain cadence of member communications and check-ins, including responsibility for annual membership renewals, satisfaction with membership elements, and tracking partner participation and engagement
    • In collaboration with Managing Director, engage with global network of regional shared value initiatives on collaborative opportunities (e.g., global network meeting planning and execution, content creation, fee for service arrangements, business development)
  • Oversee delivery of existing and development of new, innovative programming for current Initiative partners and the broader SV field, including:
    • In partnership with the Initiative team, lead planning and execution of the annual Shared Value Leadership Summit, convening 300+ global business and civil society leaders; source and prep speakers, develop and secure sponsorships, and curate VIP experiences to generate a successful event
    • In partnership with the Initiative team, plan and execute (may include facilitation) quarterly Initiative Idea Exchanges fostering information-sharing and learning amongst a curated community of practice
    • Co-create and deliver (may include facilitation) fee-for-service workshops and convenings
    • Explore opportunities for partnership with external venues that can reach new audiences and socialize the shared value concept
    • Contribute to shared value knowledge development through various channels (e.g., internal FSG content development efforts, blog posts, etc.)
  • Contribute to Initiative team leadership and overall strategic direction
    • Lead with influence over authority, with a results orientation and a collaborative spirit
    • Help shape the overall strategic direction of the Initiative and drive the strategy for Development and Programs
    • Be available to coach and mentor members of the team to help develop their skills and leadership
    • Contribute to FSG firm-wide leadership as a member of the Leadership Group


  • 10 years of partnership development experience with a proven track record of membership sales or related resource commitments, particularly with corporations and foundations
  • Strong business development skill set and orientation, developed networks, and the ability to travel both domestically and internationally from 25-40% of the time
  • Experience developing and leading programming for stakeholders and/or donors, with demonstrated ability to co-create and deliver to create value for all; strong facilitation skills
  • Exceptional time management skills with ability to support high-paced, nimble initiative
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities and the willingness to take initiative to get the job done
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; prior publications a plus
  • Creative and resourceful problem-solving skills; considers implementation as part of the process
  • Comfortable communicating across various staff levels within Initiative partners
  • Independent worker with a strong attention to detail, follow-up skills and results orientation; able to take the lead role in all areas of the role’s responsibilities
  • Prior knowledge of shared value preferred, but not essential
  • Commitment to creating greater equity in society demonstrated through prior work experience and/or volunteer work
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint


This is a full-time position based in FSG’s Boston office. We offer a competitive and equitable compensation package for the non-profit sector with the goal of attracting and retaining exceptional people. Salary bands are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant market data is analyzed when setting bands for each role.  We also offer a generous benefits package including: health insurance with 100% of premiums covered by FSG, 4 weeks paid vacation, a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, cell phone stipend, disability and life insurance, and more.

Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for our US offices. In addition, we are unable to support the OPT Training Visa, as this visa will eventually require sponsorship.


Equal Opportunity Employer    

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to equal employment and promotion opportunity regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and your resume via our online application system. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Cambridge, MA

Vice President, Finance & Operations, Center for Effective Philanthropy
The Organization About CEP

For more than a decade, CEP has led the movement to improve philanthropy through a powerful combination of dispassionate analysis and a passionate commitment to improving lives.

Today, over 300 funders have used CEP’s assessment tools to gather honest feedback from their stakeholders in an effort to learn how to be even more effective. CEOs and trustees have come to rely on our research for insights into foundation effectiveness on a wide range of topics, from assessing performance to developing strategy to managing stakeholder relationships. Our highly regarded programming—including our biennial conference—gives philanthropic leaders an exclusive and unprecedented opportunity to connect with their peers. CEP is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a second office in San Francisco, California. Strengths of CEP’s work culture are entrepreneurialism, accountability, teamwork, collegiality, diversity, and mutual respect. Position Overview Vice President, Finance & Operations The Vice President oversees all aspects of the Center for

Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) finances and operations. Reporting to the President and serving as a key member of the senior staff, the Vice President will be responsible for advancing CEP’s approach to financial and operational management and contributing to CEP’s overall strategic direction.

In addition, this person will ensure that accurate and useful financial reporting and modelling guides CEP’s decision-making. The Vice President will be responsible for ensuring the best processes and policies are in place for both finance and operations. The Vice President will manage a team of four to five staff and oversee relationships with a number of external vendors and consultants. This is a great opportunity for a proven leader with strong analytic, finance, and operational skills to contribute to a growing organization widely considered among the most influential in philanthropy.

Key Responsibilities: 

You can expect to contribute to CEP’s success by: • Advising the President and other key leaders on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters. • Serving as the key liaison to the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and representing and presenting on key matters to both the Committee and the full Board. • Contributing to key strategic decisions, including how and whether to pursue opportunities to extend CEP’s work, helping to chart and model out potential economic models for different options. • Overseeing all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting, including cash flow and forecasting. • Capably representing CEP externally in banking and lease negotiations and in relationships with key vendors. • Managing relationships with CEP’s legal counsel and ensuring compliance with both relevant laws and best practices. • Taking on cross-cutting, important projects as needed and at the direction of the President. Examples include: ensuring ongoing compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulations; analyzing opportunities in new markets for CEP’s products and services; analyzing partnership possibilities; and exploring potential new office locations. • Directing information technology for the organization, overseeing relationship with CEP’s IT vendor. • Working with team to continually assess and upgrade CEP’s approach to internal controls, compliance with accounting standards, and other relevant finance policies and practices. • Overseeing the annual budgeting process that builds on CEP’s strong history of excellent financial management and its record of more than a decade and a half of consecutive surpluses and clean audits. • Bringing the highest level of integrity and a predisposition to be open and transparent with both colleagues and those outside the organization. •Setting the highest standards of internal service in ensuring CEP’s operations in both its San Francisco and Cambridge offices are smooth and conducive to staff doing their best work. • Managing the team in a way that both sets a high bar for performance and provides staff with stellar operational and administrative support. • Demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in interactions internally and in approaches to processes such as vendor selection.

Qualifications/ Requirements:

• Business or Accounting degree mandatory, an MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred • Minimum 10 years’ experience including financial planning, modeling and analysis, along with responsibility for shepherding an organization or division through an audit process

• Familiarity with nonprofit finance and accounting environment and relevant regulations

• Proficient in QuickBooks, Salesforce, and Excel • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills • Comfort with disagreement and ability to resolve conflict • Strong mentoring and coaching experience in a diverse work environment • Self-reliant but also open and collaborative • Flexible, energetic, with a high sense of individual responsibility and an ability to anticipate needs and plan accordingly

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills • Ability to toggle between the details and the big picture and to recognize the importance of each Benefits Our nonprofit model is central to our identity: our bottom line is impact, not profit.

Yet even as a nonprofit, we successfully compete for top talent across both the public and private sectors and offer competitive compensation and benefits, including: •

The annual salary range for this role is $170,000 to $185,000

Performance based incentive compensation plan • Comprehensive health and dental insurance plans • Generous paid time off plan, including up to 15 holidays, two weeks of accrued vacation, and two personal days per year • 401(k) plan with a 1:1 Employer Match up to 5% of total compensation • Generous annual personal professional development allowance • Flexible spending and dependent care tax free savings plans • Life insurance covered 100% by the organization

How To Apply :

Please fill out our application for employment and attach a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

If you have any questions, please contact Leaha Wynn, Associate Manager, Human Capital and D&I Strategist or Alyse d’Amico, Director of Human Capital at

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. CEP is an equal opportunity employer.


Director, TRHT Greater Chicago
The Organization

Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) is a comprehensive, national, and community-based process to “unearth and jettison the deeply held, and often unconscious, beliefs created by racism.”

The mission of TRHT Greater Chicago is to proliferate healing and equity within individuals, neighborhoods, and communities to change the prevailing race narrative, fuel transformation, erase the belief in racial hierarchy, and drive towards racial equity.

TRHT Greater Chicago has focused planning work in four key areas: narrative change, racial healing, law and policy, and youth, creating design teams for each. These four areas are closely interrelated; work done in on one often impacts the other. The design teams completed a planning process from August 2017 – March 2018, resulting in the development of a strategic framework to guide the work ahead. Visit under the racial equity page to learn more about TRHT Greater Chicago.

Position Overview

Woods Fund is interested in identifying a Director to help lead the implementation, working closely with existing partners including Woods Fund, Metropolitan Family Services, Field Foundation of Illinois, Pierce Family Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust, and new partners.

The Director will lead the TRHT Greater Chicago work during this important implementation phase. The Director will provide strategic direction, manage TRHT staff, lead the implementation and a community-led grantmaking process, engage external stakeholders, raise funds, and develop a foundation and infrastructure for the work that will build upon existing work, propel the vision forward, and position TRHT Greater Chicago as a lead agent for transformation.

How To Apply

Woods Fund has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to with the subject line “TRHT Greater Chicago – Director Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Application materials must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls please.

Woods Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity and/or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factors.

We are accepting applications until April 5, 2019. Applicants from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized communities, including people of color, are strongly encouraged to apply.

D.C., Georgia, North Carolina

Southeast Director of Philanthropy, FoodCorps
The Organization

Who We Are:

FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child – regardless of race, place or class – deserves to be well nourished and ready to learn.  In under-served communities across the country, our AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to insure a long-term culture of health.  Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools.

Position Overview

What We’re Looking For:

FoodCorps seeks an exceptionally motivated and experienced major gifts development professional to lead, strategically guide and build our fundraising program across D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia. Reporting to our National Senior Director of Development, the Southeast Director of Philanthropy will lead, develop and implement fundraising strategies to grow FoodCorps’ base of donors with a primary focus on raising funds from high net worth individuals and foundations, with lesser emphasis on corporations that have a local or regional approach to their philanthropy. This is a unique opportunity to work within a national fundraising team while serving as senior fundraising lead in the Southeast region to build a high-caliber, comprehensive fundraising program.

This is a full-time position with the ability to be based in North Carolina, Georgia, or D.C. and requires occasional out of state travel.

Who We Are:

FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child – regardless of race, place or class – deserves to be well nourished and ready to learn.  In under-served communities across the country, our AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to insure a long-term culture of health.  Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools.

Who You Are:

You are passionate about racial and social justice and are eager to convince both stakeholders and prospective supporters of the urgency and impact of our work. You are an established front-line major gifts fundraiser and portfolio manager. You are a proven leader with a vision for building out and executing FoodCorps’s regional fundraising strategy and presence. You are an outstanding and adaptive communicator on all fronts. You are skilled at researching and identifying funder priorities and reflecting those interests in your conversations with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. You excel in development strategies and techniques, including cold prospecting, cultivation, closing gifts, and delivering exceptional stewardship. You have experience closing five and six-figure gifts from high-net-worth individuals and institutions. You possess strong organizational skills, an exceptional attention to detail, and are comfortable juggling multiple projects, tight deadlines and a rapid pace of work in a national organization. You bring a customer service orientation to funders, anticipating and responding promptly to their requests and needs. You are highly independent and can work across geographies. You are motivated by the idea of helping people invest in our nation’s children, and leveraging FoodCorps as their investment vehicle. You preferably have experience connecting philanthropists to under-served communities, and bring a significant level of maturity and sensitivity to discussing the needs of under-served communities with funders.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia development plan to support FoodCorps programming on the state and national levels, including the capital campaign
  • Achieve ambitious fundraising goals by actively managing and growing a portfolio of D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia donors using a moves management approach
  • Partner closely with our Senior Director of Development, current D.C., North Carolina and Georgia area funders and local partners to build a diverse pipeline of donors consisting of individuals and institutions, concentrating on prospects capable of giving $10,000 – $1,000,000+
  • Solicit and close five, six and seven-figure gifts from major donors, foundations and corporations
  • Create and lead  site visits, cultivation events, and donor engagement opportunities that foster not just philanthropic investment, but programmatic partnership with donors
  • Collaborate with members of the national Growth and Development team to meet and exceed state and national fundraising goals
  • Participate in team strategy meetings, and follow organization-wide practices for tracking relationships, measuring performance and stewarding donors in Salesforce or comparable database
  • In partnership with Program Directors, develop and implement donor strategies that offer philanthropic partnership opportunities to donors and prospects across all constituent categories
  • Develop and sustain professional relationships with key stakeholders and partners across D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia including major donors, locally focused foundations and corporations, and programmatic partners
  • In support of national programmatic and fundraising goals, develop a localized case for support for D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia state programs

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:

  • At least five years professional experience in establishing partnerships with diverse funders and generating new funding streams.
  • Proven record of soliciting and closing five and six figure gifts from major donors, foundations or corporations required.
  • Experience with capital campaign fundraising preferred.
  • Experience in or knowledge of creating portfolios and building pipelines from scratch
  • Sensitivity and diplomacy in working with and fundraising alongside local nonprofit partners
  • Thorough understanding of development philosophies, concepts and techniques, including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, negotiation and closing gifts
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion with a desire to work toward health equity and social and racial justice
  • Knowledge of or interest in food systems, national service, education and related issues
  • Ability to articulate a stellar case for support for both state and national program priorities
  • Strength in multi-tasking, goal-setting, prioritization and project management
  • Clear communication skills to enable collaboration with local and remote staff
  • High degree of comfort in a remote and computer-based environment
  • Ability to work independently, setting your own schedule
  • Must excel in a deadline-driven, high-accountability role and be self-motivated to succeed
  • Familiar with a current CRM software e.g. Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge
  • College degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of D.C., North Carolina, and Georgia philanthropic communities highly preferred

How To Apply

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. To be considered, submit your résumé, cover letter and salary requirements through our career site at

FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location, and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) match, professional development funds and a sabbatical policy. This position is a Director level role with salary dependent upon experience. Candidates invited to interview for the position should expect to complete sample projects.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.

Dallas, TX

Managing Director, Development, Teaching Trust
The Organization

Teaching Trust is a nonprofit organization grounded in the conviction that school leadership is the single largest lever to improve public education. We develop strategic, visionary leaders at multiple levels within schools and school systems to engage and lead accountable, collaborative teams. These teams in turn ensure schools have high quality teaching and learning and aspirational cultures, which are necessary to provide an education that eliminates the opportunity gap for low-income students and students of color.

We work in the following ways to provide education opportunities that eliminate racial and socioeconomic disparities and give our students choice for their life path:

• We train, develop, and support school teams to grow leadership capacity
• We collaborate with partners to transform principal preparation programs
• We build a community of educators through our work
• We influence the practices of the school systems with which we partner

Position Overview

Teaching Trust seeks a full-time Managing Director of Development to lead all fundraising initiatives for the organization. This position reports to the Chief External Officer and is available immediately.

What You’ll Take On

The Managing Director of Development will partner with the Chief External Officer to establish the vision, goals, priorities, and plans that will form Teaching Trust’s multi-year revenue generation strategy, fueling our growth and expansion across the state of Texas. In this role, you will lead, manage, and grow your development team to deliver on these ambitious development goals that ensure the long-term financial health of our organization.
The Managing Director of Development will provide strategic direction and support for all fund development efforts including (but not limited to):
• Co-lead development of pricing strategy to support 100% renewal of district partners and multi-year agreements that grow impact horizon and revenue from public entities
• Manage relationships with a growing network of institutional investors and develop a systematic grant-writing and reporting process
• Build and manage productive relationships with prospects and donors through visits, correspondence, and regular communication
• Establish cooperative working relationships with other frontline fundraisers within the region and across the country, sharing best practices Partner with key internal stakeholders
• Craft strategies to engage a more racially and ethnically diverse individual donor base that better reflects the rich diversity of our school communities
• Ensure team keeps accurate and up-to-date records of regional activity in Salesforce
• Regularly participate in the creation of necessary materials to inform the Board of Directors of ongoing regional development activity, successes, and needed resources
• Work with Director of Development to formulate strategy to strengthen relationships with local and statewide business community and grow organizational revenues

Additionally, in FY19 (ending June 30, 2019) you will:

• Co-lead execution of gap closure strategy to secure a total of $3MM in FY19 private revenue.
• Draft a FY20 plan to generate $5MM in private revenue, placing special emphasis on the development of a corporate engagement strategy and diversification of individual donor base to deepen our existing  and new supporters’ connection to and investment in our work in North Texas.
• Establish strong rapport with development team and learn their strengths and areas of development to create trusting manager-direct report relationships and formulate development plans that effectively leverage your team’s skill sets.

What You’ll Bring

We are looking for someone who is excited to use their development expertise to help organizations amplify their impact to achieve educational equity.
• You motivate and influence others: Your keen understanding of the motivations and barriers of various leaders has enabled you to inspire others to make asks on your behalf and become powerful advocates for your cause.
• You lead with stewardship. You understand, embrace and act in a collaborative and donor centric matter. You manage experiences that lead donors to want to know more about the organization.
• You love to develop people and teams to get the best results. You are focused on being a great manager and creating a great environment for the Development team to grow, learn, and thrive.
• You have a proven track record of results leading a strong development function. You lead your teams to ambitious outcomes, time and time again. You have built, tested, and refined a toolkit of messages, data, and strategies you can leverage to reach your ambitious fundraising goals.
• You are strategic.  You balance meeting short-term needs with our long-term vision for achieving impact. You prioritize so that “what matters most right now”  happens and doesn’t get crowded by the “urgent but not important” work.

Ideal candidates will have:
• 5-7 years of experience professional fundraising and development with demonstrated experience expanding and cultivating an existing donor base over time.
• Experience leading a team of direct reports toward achievement of ambitious development goals.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, demonstrating resilience and a growth mindset
• Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills with ability to influence, collaborate, and build trusting relationships to drive results
• High level of comfort taking and implementing frequent feedback to improve the work
• Ability to work well with people with a very wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics; must be capable of achieving results while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style
• Passion to work at an organization focused on ameliorating educational inequity
• Strong desire and ability to innovate and adopt new approaches to achieve results
• Exceptionally strong project management and time management skills
• Authorization to work in the United States required

Additionally, alignment with our core values is essential for the success of any candidate:

Educational Equity: We prioritize work based on its impact in eliminating the achievement gap.
Disciplined Behavior: We are unapologetically results and competencies driven.
Courage and Resilience: We take risks, rebound and persevere.
Entrepreneurial Mindset: We own our outcomes and act with urgency.
Reflection and Growth: We seek feedback and modify behavior to achieve results.

What We Offer
Teaching Trust offer a salary of $105,000 annually for this role. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and ensuring compensation equity for our staff, the salary for this role is aligned based on level and tenure with the organization. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time employees, including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options, a generous vacation and holiday schedule, and a Simple IRA retirement plan with employer matching. Teaching Trust also offers a one-time moving stipend to new hires who are relocating for the role.

Teaching Trust is an equal opportunity employer. Teaching Trust evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria and does not discriminate any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Teaching Trust positions are contingent on securing relevant contracts.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit your application, resume, and cover letter here.

Durham, NC

Assistant Director of Development, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
The Organization

The Center for Documentary Studies is dedicated to capturing the reality of people’s diverse experiences in our complex culture. It reflects a commitment to documenting people’s daily struggles and to using varied approaches to understand the human condition. The Center will work hard at supporting such elusive and often-touted values as scholarship, literary skill, activism, and self-reflection.
—From the Center for Documentary Studies’ first brochure

Created in 1989 through an endowment from the Lyndhurst Foundation, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University was the country’s first institution dedicated to documentary expression as a mode of inquiry and catalyst for social change. CDS is today the preeminent place to learn, make, and share documentary across all mediums—photography, film, video, writing, audio, experimental and new media—for people of all ages and backgrounds. We provide cutting-edge learning experiences; produce and support original work that connects life, learning, and art; and present work by artists who create new ways of seeing and understanding the human experience.

As a nonprofit affiliate of Duke, the Center for Documentary Studies is more than a traditional educational center. We combine the educational advantages of an internationally renowned institution with profound engagement in the wider world through the documentary arts, emphasizing the role of individual artists in contributing to society.

Position Overview

Duke University and the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) aspire to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. The CDS community is committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion to achieve and sustain excellence. CDS invites applications from a widely diverse cross-section of professionals to further enrich diversity among our staff and the study and practice of documentary and related disciplines.

Occupation Summary:

Reporting to the Development Director at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), the Assistant Director of Development will be responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive annual giving, engagement, and stewardship program.  The Assistant Director will identify, cultivate, and solicit individual prospects and leadership donors through individual outreach and coordination with CDS staff, faculty, and volunteers.  The Assistant Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of an engagement and stewardship program that will help to identify new donors or volunteers, retain supporters, cultivate increased giving, increase awareness of CDS and its programs, and provide constituents opportunities for engagement with CDS.

Work Performed:

Annual Giving

  • Oversee, coordinate, and implement annual giving programs that will increase support for CDS’s unrestricted fund and special initiatives.
  • Work closely with the Development Assistant to establish and maintain tools and/or processes that will assist in the analyses, evaluation, and reporting of annual giving programs.
  • Assist in the development of budgetary recommendations for annual giving efforts; record and accurately report on actual costs and evaluate the use of funds within assigned programs and activities.
  • Stay current on the wide variety of CDS programs and associated giving opportunities.

Prospect Management and Development

  • Develop and maintain personal relationships with CDS alumni, prospects, friends, and donors via telephone, email, online platforms, and domestic and local travel, in order to qualify interest, cultivate awareness, secure support, and provide stewardship.
  • Support overall efforts to grow and enrich CDS’s prospect pipeline.
  • Assist in the identification, cultivation, and transition of potential major gift supporters.
  • Coordinate donor strategies and efforts with the Full Frame Development Associate.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the annual CDS Development Plan.

Engagement and Stewardship

  • Lead the development, implementation, and coordination of an overall engagement program that will help to identify new supporters and volunteers, raise awareness of CDS and its programs, and bring value and benefit to CDS.
  • Assist in the development, roll-out, and communication of a new comprehensive stewardship program.
  • Assist with the development and production of materials and digital content that can be used to cultivate, solicit, and steward supporters.

Collaboration and Special Initiatives

  • Collaborate with gift officers from other Duke University schools and units on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting multi-interest prospects.
  • Act as a CDS representative on University-wide special initiatives meetings and/or groups.
  • Participate on various CDS committees and groups.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree required. Three years of experience in alumni affairs, public relations, fund raising, sales and promotions, marketing, student activities or a related field in order to acquire skills necessary to administer, coordinate and/or participate in general fund-raising activities and proposal development. Candidates should possess a demonstrated knowledge of and ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Familiarity with and appreciation of Duke University, arts organization, or higher education fundraising preferred.

Candidates must demonstrate successful project management experience, including meeting numerous deadlines and objectives and managing multiple concurrent projects with limited resources. Excellent communication skills are required. Experience and comfort in interacting with prospects from a variety of different communities, class years, and professional backgrounds. Required technical skills include proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as a willingness and ability to master Access and SAP-based database tools.

Must have a strong work ethic and be able to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and travel as needed. Creativity, adaptability, diplomatic skills, and sense of humor needed to be successful in this job.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

How To Apply

Two (2) steps are necessary. Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 1)    Send cover letter, resume, and three references to (with Assistant Director of Development Search in the subject line) or to the mailing address below. Your cover letter should outline how your qualifications, work history, and experience make you a good fit for this position (References will not be called without the candidate’s knowledge).

Assistant Director of Development Search

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

1317 West Pettigrew Street

Durham, NC  27705

 2)    Go to the Duke University jobs site and follow the instructions to submit an application for the following requisition number: 401562299.

Greensboro, NC

Director, Marketing and Communications, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
The Organization

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro (Foundation) is a public charity dedicated to strengthening the greater community of Greensboro, North Carolina.  Under the direction of a volunteer board of community leaders, the Foundation receives charitable funds from donors, invests those funds, distributes funds to charitable causes and provides services and grants to nonprofit agencies, and the community.
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is an equal opportunity employer, and proudly embraces its guiding tenets of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Position Overview

Position Summary:

The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of strategic branding, communication, and public events/activities to promote the Foundation’s programs, services and community impact. The goal is to advance the Foundation’s reputation, as well as drive increased awareness and donor support.  The Director has direct responsibility for communications products and services, including newsletters, impact reports, web and social media channels, media and public relations, and collateral materials.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

A. Marketing and Communications:
* Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan and budget to advance the Foundation’s brand identity and community visibility
* Broaden awareness of the Foundation’s programs, services and impact by integrating key messages/foci, collaboratively developed with development and program teams
* Identify emerging issues involving the Foundation’s work and craft appropriate responses
* Identify and tell compelling donor stories, using various channels (video, social media, collateral, earned media), to propel the success of overall organizational goals.
* Establish analytics to evaluate the communication plan’s effectiveness and report results to management team
* Manage the development, distribution, maintenance, and library of all print, visual and electronic content assets
* Coordinate major events, meetings and activities to engage targeted audiences; consult and advise with other departments to ensure consistent event branding and targeted invitees

B. Provision of Leadership:
* Represent the Foundation, participate in, and make professional presentations, at various community forums, events and activities
* Develop working relationships with media outlets covering the Greensboro area, along with relevant regional and/or national outlets
* Establish and monitor staff objectives, priorities, performance, and development goals
* Serve as primary liaison to the Marketing Committee
* Maintain strong working relationships with donors, community groups, and other organizations within the field
* Serve as member of the Foundation’s Management Team and interdepartmental teams to ensure the effective and efficient operations of the Foundation

Required Capabilities

* Supports the mission, vision and strategic goals of the Foundation in order to serve both internal and external customers
* Conducts self in a professional manner and maintains appropriate professional appearance
* Follows and supports Foundation policies and procedures
* Evaluates own performance and assumes responsibility for professional development
* Maintains confidentiality
* Maintains current knowledge of all changes affecting area of work

* Participates as a team member utilizing a collaborative style to achieve mutual goals
* Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement
* Provides proactive, creative cross-functional leadership, thinking and ideas to enhance service to customers
* Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others

Communications Skills:
* Effective oral and written communications skills
* Effective presentation skills

Initiative and Ingenuity:
* Takes action without being asked or required
* Anticipates and resolves problems
* Uses creativity and imagination to develop new insights, ideas, approaches   and/or solutions

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

* Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related field
* Minimum five years’ experience in leadership role, in-house or with an agency
* Extensive writing and editing experience, externally focused and effective
* Able to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker
* Creative, good problem solver, and self reliant
* Effective interpersonal, organizational, leadership and persuasion skills
* Ability to lead cross functional teams
* Accuracy and excellent verbal and written communication skills; effective presenter to large groups
* Extensive computer, publishing software and social media skills
* An ongoing commitment to training in both areas of soft skills and technical skills to keep the Foundation’s communications fresh
* Ability to gain the confidence and respect of donors and professional advisors as well as Foundation colleagues

* Strong understanding of nonprofit operations and familiarity with community issues and volunteerism
* A broad and diverse knowledge of community issues and demographics with a strong individual network
* Working knowledge of community foundations and an understanding of charitable giving opportunities and strategies

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to

Minneapolis, MN

Investment Analyst, ESG & Impact Specialist, McKnight Foundation
The Organization

The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. Program interests include regional economic and community development, Minnesota’s arts and artists, education equity, youth engagement, Midwest climate and energy, Mississippi River water quality, neuroscience research, international crop research, and rural livelihoods. Founded in 1953 and independently endowed by William and Maude McKnight, the Foundation has assets of approximately $2.2 billion and grants about $90 million a year.

Designated a Great Place to Work® for its high-trust, high-performance workplace culture, McKnight notes that 100% of its employees said they were proud to work here. Employees love our mission and the chance to take on meaningful, creative work alongside caring, talented colleagues in a beautiful location with great benefits. In addition, McKnight has been recognized as one of the nation’s best workplaces for women and best small workplaces.

Position Overview

Position Purpose

The Investment Analyst (IA) reports directly to the Director of Investments (DI) and is part of a four-person team that leverages consultant, board committee, and staff resources to build a resilient endowment with a truly long-term horizon. McKnight is committed to using its investor influence to promote its mission and build better, more effective markets.

The IA is passionate about investing and excited to work across all asset classes with both strategic and day-to-day administrative responsibilities in the endowment. This position provides additional expertise and focus for mission-aligned investing: helping to integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) into the endowment, monitoring the maturing impact investing portfolio, and identifying new investments. Impact investments provide three types of returns to the Foundation: financial, social and environmental impacts, and learning returns to grantmakers. In addition, McKnight is committed to sharing its experiences and learning with the endowment and foundation community. The position provides backup to the Investment Associate and Investment Officer (IO).

As of year-end 2018, the Foundation has $190 million in impact investments. An additional $709 million of the main endowment is aligned with McKnight’s mission. One out of three investment dollars is aligned with mission.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Public and Private Market Investments

  • Help oversee existing portfolio of impact investments. This may include debt or equity raising by investee companies, corporate governance issues, managing public risks, changes in key personnel, or serving as a board observer. Meet with company leadership and fund managers as appropriate. Attend funds’ annual meetings periodically.
  • Contribute to ongoing oversight and diligence of existing endowment investments across asset classes. Conduct diligence or risk assessment on fund managers or direct investments—both market-rate and concessionary.
  • Help achieve ambitious deployment targets for private equity, venture, private debt, and real assets—both impact and non-impact dollars. Work with investment consultants, grantmaking staff, and community partners to source and develop deal flow. Build networks with other foundations and impact investors to enhance opportunities.
  • Seek opportunities to drive ESG integration throughout endowment and help implement strategies in specific asset classes or with a particular manager. Partner with DI and IO to achieve the Foundation’s impact and integration goals.
  • Shepherd investment recommendations through the Investment and Mission Investing committees’ gating process. Prepare materials, summaries, and information to facilitate committee decision making.
  • Oversee all fund paperwork for private investments across the endowment, working in cooperation with IO.
  • Track existing concessionary program-related investments (PRIs). Meet annually with organizations in the portfolio, creating and/or modifying agreements. Work closely with program staff and grantees that help generate PRI ideas.

Portfolio Oversight

  • Create opportunities and partner with grantmaking staff on market-based strategies in areas of mission alignment. These may include market scans, shareholder strategies, thought partnership, or endowment level projects (e.g., evaluate methods for assessing climate risk across the endowment).
  • Maintain quarterly dashboards and other in-house reporting as needed
  • Oversee annual impact reporting with consultant.
  • Monitor proxy voting across public equity funds. Review fund managers’ annual voting records on pooled accounts.
  • Oversee biennial assessment of fund managers’ ESG capabilities. Collaborate with consultant on new methods and tools for assessment. Find efficient ways to communicate our assessment to fund managers to encourage alignment and action.
  • Contribute to understanding in fund management industry of the imperative for greater diversity. Work with team to enhance McKnight’s information on whether fund managers are building effective, diverse teams.

Learning and Communication

  • Bring investment thinking to solve social and environmental challenges in partnership with other investors, nonprofit advocates, or stakeholders.
  • Maintain content of increasingly complex impact investing website with market-leading transparency featuring separate profiles and disclosure for each investment.
  • Conduct analysis and create reports to illustrate investment activities, concepts, and recommendations to stakeholders. Seek opportunities for data visualization. Match communication style to recipient needs.
  • Complete surveys about endowment.
  • Share useful information from fund managers with priority grantmaking programs to enhance cross-programmatic information exchange on capital markets.
  • Collaborate with Director of Learning to enhance systems to capture learnings from investing with grantmaking programs.
  • Serve as resource to grantmakers and McKnight grantees on feasibility of financing strategies and in providing information on field of impact investing.

Shareholder and Market Engagement

  • Stay abreast of developments in the impact investing and socially responsible investing fields.
  •  Develop and execute efficient strategy for leveraging McKnight’s position as a shareholder and a market participant with the goal of building more transparent and effective markets.
  •  Build relationships with key organizations. Track and participate in collaborative efforts including CERES, Mission Investors Exchange, and others.
  • Evaluate joint campaigns and initiatives to forward McKnight’s program priorities. Participate in Climate Action 100+ shareholder engagement group. Monitor key regulatory bodies to support shareholder rights and encourage regulations that fully value the costs of social and environmental impacts.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  •  Experience with diversified long-term investment portfolios—both theory and practice.
  • Skill in financial analysis, underwriting risk, due diligence on investments, and/or dealmaking—either market rate or concessionary.
  • Eagerness to bring investment thinking to solving social and environmental problems in partnership with other investors, nonprofit advocates, or stakeholders.
  • Experience with or knowledge of ESG and impact investing. Desire to achieve financial, impact, and learning returns for the Foundation.
  • Ability to clearly communicate concepts, research findings, financial analysis, and data interpretations.
  • Ability to see relationships and patterns and express them clearly.
  • Ability to design, monitor, and report to multiple audiences on the financial, social, and learning outcomes of individual deals and the impact portfolio as a whole. Skill in communicating to fellow experts; equally important to communicate, in plain English, to nonfinancial stakeholders. Willingness to bring other stakeholders into this field with patience so as to create passionate advocates and broad-based support.
  • Knowledge of relevant program areas. McKnight impact investment priorities are community-based social and economic development, social enterprise, the low-carbon economy, and sustainable agriculture.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships and to effectively represent the McKnight Foundation and the Impact Investing program with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to form effective relationships with consultants and leverage their expertise.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to accuracy, detail, and deadlines. Ability to handle heavy workload and meet deadlines.
  • Desire to build systems and processes and to continuously improve the investment team’s efficiency.
  • Ability to handle confidential and commercially sensitive information.
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Skill in Microsoft Excel including proficiency using advanced formulas, tables and formatting, advanced charting, pivot tables and pivot reporting, and VBA and macros.
  • Ability to work with high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Experience with SharePoint and Dynamics GP a plus.

Required Education and Experience

Baccalaureate degree. At least three years of experience in business, investing, finance, economics, or related analytical field demonstrating a thorough understanding of financial/investment analysis and reporting. MBA, CFA, or degree in finance would be considered beneficial.


Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is normally performed in an office work environment.
  • Regular operation of normal office machines (computer, copier, and fax) is required.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends are required.
  • Travel is required.

How To Apply

This position closes on March 29, 2019. Apply now:  Click Here

Salary Range: $73,000-$75,000

Missoula, MT

Managing Director, Namchak LLC
The Organization

About Namchak

The Namchak Foundation promotes the growth, study, and practices of the Namchak lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Namchak helps people from all backgrounds increase happiness and meaning in their lives through meditation practice, community, and retreat, whether they are Buddhist or not.

Namchak LLC is a Missoula, Montana-based company supporting the activities and mission of the Foundation.

Position Overview

The Opportunity and Key Responsibilities

Namchak LLC is looking for a Managing Director to lead this multifaceted and unique endeavor that includes the creation of a web of student groups across the nation, an online supported educational program, and the construction of a retreat complex.

Reporting to a three-member Executive Committee, the Managing Director will lead the day to day operations including supervision of the staff, oversight of the Retreat Ranch build-out, and support of Education and Outreach programs. It will be the Managing Director’s responsibility to support the teams in successfully implementing the strategic plan, meeting goals on time, and within the approved budgets. Every bit as important will be working collaboratively across the organization to ensure a healthy culture and business practices that align and reflect Namchak’s mission and values.

Ideal Candidate Profile

We seek a manager with a collaborative, nurturing nature who will respect Namchak’s vision and goals, and embrace its core values of peace, respect, openness, compassion, honesty, and patience. A guide and mentor at heart, the ideal candidate is a proven people manager and community builder. Strategic and self-motivated, the ideal candidate is able to work independently as well as with the support of the executive leadership team, consultants, volunteers, and fellow staff.

With a successful track record leading operations and teams in multifaceted organizations, the ideal candidate  has strong communications skills to convey the importance of the mission and the transformative educational experience that Namchak’s courses, conversations, and connections can provide. They have the emotional intelligence to support the Executive team and staff to manifest our vision in our authentic and kind dealings with each other as human beings and to sound that same note in the world.

We work with a diverse student body and we are looking for an appreciation of people of diverse ethnicities and orientations.

A full position profile can be found here.

Qualifications Summary

•          A minimum of five years of executive level managerial experience in a dynamic, multi-faceted environment

•          Operational leadership track record, strong strategic thinking, and an ability to manage multiple priorities

•          Proven leadership that embodies respect, teamwork, and collaboration from a diverse and dedicated staff

•          Demonstrated budget development expertise and the proven ability to interpret, forecast, and manage financial statements

•          A track-record of backing decisions and assertions with evidence, facts, and data

•          An undergraduate degree is required

•          Given the nature and purpose of our organization, we are looking for someone who has a personal meditation practice, and an interest in personal growth is desired

Commensurate with experience, compensation will include an excellent benefits package and salary within the mid $100,000s range.

The Namchak LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

The search for a Managing Director for the Namchak LLC is being assisted by a team from Waldron:

Melissa Merritt
Direct: 206.792.4300

Eliza Kinrose
Engagement Manager
Direct: 415.529.2057

Joanne Machin
Senior Associate
Direct: 206.792.4219

How To Apply


Please submit your resume and cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role via Waldron’s candidate web portal.

Mountain View, CA

Vice President, Human Resources, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
The Organization

For the past 11 years, the mission of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has been to advance innovative solutions to challenging problems. Under CEO Nicole Taylor’s new leadership, the organization returns to its community foundation roots – focusing its resources on communicating and collaborating with local leaders and helping philanthropists who work with the foundation to be their most effective at accomplishing their charitable giving and community investment goals. SVCF works to improve people’s lives in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, and partners with donors, companies and other foundations to address regional concerns that affect local communities.

Position Overview

SVCF seeks a new Vice President, Human Resources to contribute creative, dynamic, and forward-thinking leadership, promoting the fulfillment of SVCF’s vision and mission by focusing on the highest functioning of the organization and its people. This role will lead, develop, and execute all employment-related services and functions of the organization.

How To Apply

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

New York

Sr. Director of Development, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
The Organization

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s (CBMA) mission is to serve as a national membership network that seeks to ensure the growth, sustainability, and impact of leaders and organizations committed to improving the life outcomes of Black men and boys. CBMA’s philosophy includes an asset-based approach to our work, which includes advancing an alternative narrative about Black men and boys in the nation. We focus primarily and unapologetically on Black men and boys, regardless of their class, sexual orientation or current level of achievement, while incorporating an intersectional lens that includes partnership with and support of Black women and girls.

Position Overview

The ideal candidate for the Senior Director of Development is an experienced professional with a proven track record of leading a national non-profit organization’s fundraising, revenue generation and development strategy. The Senior Director of Development will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer; s/he will serve on the organization’s Executive Leadership Team; and, s/he works closely with the Chief Operating Officer to ensure accurate development and tracking of cash flow projections and financial reporting to funding partners. The Senior Development Officer will be responsible for working closely with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team to develop and implement strategies for growing the organization’s current $3.5M annual budget to $10M by 2023.

How To Apply

Along with your resume, please prepare and submit a thoughtful, one-page cover letter detailing your interest in the position and the qualifications that you would bring to the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. The documents should be emailed as a single MS Word document to  Be sure to include “Senior Director of Development” in the subject line.  NO CALLS PLEASE.

New York

Deputy Director, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
The Organization

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (Astraea) is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. Astraea works for racial, economic, social, and gender justice, because all people deserve to live their lives freely, without fear, and with dignity.

Astraea is a public foundation, which means that they raise every dollar that spend. Rooted in LGBTQI communities and movements, they work in strategic partnership with foundations, individuals, and governments to ensure that their resources reach the activists who need them most and who are best positioned to make transformational impact over time. To this end, they raise and distribute funds to programs and initiatives led by and for diverse constituencies, prioritizing groups led by lesbians and queer women, trans and gender non-conforming people, intersex people, and people of color. A community of diverse stakeholders and deep relationships has allowed them to support grassroots organizations in over 90 countries and 40 states. In its 42nd year of operation, Astraea is in its strongest fiscal position ever to support the work of grassroots LGBTQI activists around the world.

For more information, please visit:

Position Overview

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced leader with a solid financial background and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management to join in a high-growth, high-impact, well-respected, mission-driven organization. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) and directly supervising a four-person Fiscal and Administrative Team, the Deputy Director (DD) serves as an integral member of Astraea’s senior management team. The DD will work closely with the ED to create an environment for success that inspires staff and provides holistic, adaptive systems to support the organization’s mission and values.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy, Vision, and Leadership

  • Serve as the internal leader of an $11.5M organization, providing local and remote staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence that promotes cross-team collaboration, communication, and a commitment to success.
  • Serve as the Executive Director (ED)’s primary advisor regarding organizational strategy and goals, team management, and organizational practices.
  • Serve as a key thought leader and coordinator working in collaboration with the Management team on organization-wide management issues
  • Serve as a key player in the development and implementation of ongoing strategic planning to achieve Astraea’s long-term strategic goals and objectives.
  • Lead staff mentoring and development using a supportive and collaborative approach.
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the ED informed of all critical issues.
  • Serve as management liaison to the Board of Directors, including Finance and Audit Committees; effectively communicate and present financial matters at Board and Committee meetings.

Human Resources

  • Oversee human resources functions with a social justice lens ensuring Astraea’s values are reflected in HR and Management practices.
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement that values learning, diversity, equity, inclusion, and a commitment to quality through workshops, retreats, and other initiatives.
  • Further develop Astraea’s human resources initiatives, enhancing professional and leadership development by implementing best practices regarding compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.

Finance and Administration  

  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with ED and Controller.
  • Review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team and Board abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Oversee and manage administrative functions to ensure the infrastructure is in place to support a growing, complex organization.
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external requirements through an appropriate system of internal policies and control procedures.
  • Oversee and manage information technology operations.

How To Apply

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume here.

New York, NY

Development and Communications Lead, Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)
The Organization

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a program of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking a leader for our development and communications efforts.

BEAM creates pathways for students from low-income and marginalized communities to access careers as mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and computer scientists. Our goal is to give our students the same access to advanced study as more affluent peers. We directly offer summer programs in middle school followed by advising and weekend enrichment classes throughout high school; we also direct students to other programs for continued advanced work. Through our work, students have gone on to top high schools, summer programs, and colleges, and have studied math far beyond what they would have otherwise seen in school. Beyond that achievement, though, our students discover that there are others like them who love math. They make friends they keep for a lifetime, and become part of a shared community that remains influential in their lives.

Our programs have grown from 17 students when we were founded in 2011 to over 400 each summer now. We have demonstrated success in our mission and have plans to continue expanding so that more students can be a part of what we do. Although we’ve been featured in many media outlets, you may find this New York Times article especially informative.

Position Overview

As Development and Communications Lead, you will coordinate and track outreach to existing supporters, develop relationships with potential supporters, organize and lead fundraising events, research grant opportunities, and apply to grants. In addition, you will work with senior leadership to develop fundraising strategies and messaging and help plan the overall financial strategy for the organization. Our team is small, and you will be the only full-time development staff member; our current full-time staff member will remain part-time.

This position can be customized to the background of the applicant. We are open to both experienced development professionals (who might enter as Director of Development) or to STEM professionals who are changing career paths who will enter at a coordinator or manager level. More junior staff will receive extensive coaching from our staff as well as numerous professional development opportunities and support from external consultants.

For a detailed discussion of the role and responsibilities, as well as to apply, please view the job description on our website.

How To Apply

Please read the more detailed job description, and then send a cover letter and resume as outlined there.

New York, NY

Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, Trinity Wall Street
The Organization

Trinity is a growing and inclusive Episcopal community in Lower Manhattan that seeks to serve and heal the world through a wide range of ministries and programs. Join a team of more than 200 employees in New York City who are working to make a difference in people’s lives and transform communities.

Our work is grounded in our core values of faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship.

Trinity’s culture celebrates diversity, and our employees come from a variety of cultural, religious, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds. We all share a common mission: to build generations of faithful leadership, to build up neighborhoods, and to build financial capacity for holy service in New York City and around the world.

Now is an especially exciting time for employees to join Trinity as we are in a phase of expansion. In the coming years we will be hiring to facilitate the growth of programs at Trinity Commons (our new parish center scheduled to open in spring 2020) and our increasing philanthropic activities at home and abroad.

Position Overview

The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive set of activities to ensure that the four strategic initiatives, as well as Special Opportunity grants, of the Grants and Mission Investing (GMI) team are able to track success, course correct as needed and maximize impact. The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation is part of the Operations & Planning group which is charged with advancing the work of the strategic initiatives, helps each of them achieve their goals and provides support functions that are needed across all four initiatives.

Monitoring and Evaluation
• Manage the redesign, implementation and functioning of a Monitoring and Evaluation framework and system across the GMI team’s four strategic initiatives to improve the assessment of impact and further inform the strategy of each of the four initiatives.
o Develop a process to aggregate grantee impact and program results to include new monitoring methodologies and reporting requirements.
o Produce reports for the GMI team, colleagues and the governing body of the church presenting results on the goals and outcomes identified in each strategic initiative’s Theory of Change.
o Conduct ongoing monitoring and annual reviews of the strategic initiatives to capture the GMI’s impact and use these reviews to share results and lessons learned across initiatives.
o Identify a process for evaluation of the initiatives over a multi-year period.
• Identify stories of impact for public distribution, in collaboration with program staff and the Trinity communications office.
• Contribute to organizational learning through the design of procedures, processes, and systems to encourage and facilitate effective sharing of program results, approaches, and lessons learned throughout the team and organization.
• Manage the design and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation framework and system for Special Opportunity grants.
• Manage a process for periodic assessment of grantee and partner perception of Trinity.
• Participate in processes to determine the monitoring and evaluation components of new or emerging practices such as mission investing.

Internal Engagement and Team Culture
• Work closely with program staff of all four strategic initiatives and Special Opportunity grants, as well as Trinity Church’s Communications Department.
• Contribute to an entrepreneurial work environment and positive culture of high impact, focused on outcomes.
• Ensure that all work is approached with rigorous execution and the highest standards of ethics, aligned with Trinity’s core values.
• Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other Trinity Wall Street policies, procedures, and rules.
• Perform all duties in a manner that promotes Trinity’s mission and core values.
• Assume other related responsibilities and special projects as required.

• Advanced skills in monitoring, evaluation, and learning methods. Must have demonstrated knowledge of and experience in monitoring and evaluating programs, along with policy change.
• Experience in knowledge management, data analysis, project design, proposal writing, project implementation, budgeting, and reporting is essential.
• Strong communication, organizational, networking, and writing skills are essential.
• Good at multi-tasking under tight deadlines and strong team player.

• 3-5 years of experience in designing evaluation plans in accordance with available budgets and resources, developing and applying evaluation process tools, data collection and analysis.
• Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.
• Demonstrated experience managing data using Excel.
• Bachelor’s Degree required or an equivalent combination of training and experience; Master’s degree preferred.

How To Apply

Please apply online at

New York, NY

Grants Management Associate, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
The Organization

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY, and Washington, DC. Wellspring’s work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:

·         Social institutions and structures should promote the full realization of human rights and human potential, and should be accountable to these ends.

·         The rights of all people are advanced when the rights of the most marginalized and vulnerable peoples are protected.

·         Social justice movements should employ means that are consistent with their ideals, and should give agency to the people whose interests they seek to advance.

·         As responsible stewards, we must strive to maximize the impact of our charitable investments.

As a private foundation, Wellspring’s key functions are to conduct research and education tailored to our mission; manage a grantmaking portfolio of various programs, administer grants and monitoring grantee performance; and work to promote the effectiveness of programs that receive donor funding.

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff, and welcomes such diversity including race, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system.  We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply. We actively cultivate an institutional culture that reflects the values of respect, equity and inclusion that we seek through our work to amplify in the larger world.

Wellspring hires, promotes and retains employees based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Foundation’s service needs and business requirements.  All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on any protected characteristic as defined by law (e.g., race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and prior criminal convictions, as well as educational attainment.

Position Overview

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund seeks a Grants Management Associate for its New York office.

The Grants Management Associate will work under the direction of the NY-based Deputy Director of Grants Management and will be a front-line provider of the grants management function in support of a selection of program areas that require special knowledge including:  an understanding of OFAC regulations; the ability to structure expenditure responsibility grants with low-capacity foreign grantees that need a fair amount of guidance; and evaluating domestic grants that require sensitivity to US Treasury rules concerning lobbying and maintenance of strict non-partisanship in civic engagement activities.

The Grants Management Associate will be expected to support two programs (International Human Rights and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) working on a variety of domestic and international issues.


·         Front line responsibility for grant-related information management, both in the grants management database (GivingData) and electronic filing system.

·         Coordinate with assigned program staff on grant and budget planning throughout the year, with responsibility for assigning proposal review deadlines and confirming accuracy of grant entries in the grants management database for details such as project purpose, projected grant amount, payment disbursement dates, etc.

·         Confirm grant applicant legal status and appropriate grant structure prior to inviting applications.

·         Invite applications for funding on behalf of the program staff, communicating all necessary requirements and deadlines to the applicant.

·         Receive, file, and review all grant applications for completeness and adherence to legal requirements and internal grantmaking guidelines, for both domestic and international grants, including:

o   Reviewing proposed projects for compliance with such areas as lobbying restrictions and OFAC regulations

o   Conducting due diligence reviews of applicants’ organizational and financial capacity.

o   Managing communication with grantees regarding grant materials: missing application items, budget issues, etc., as well as answering questions about the application/grantmaking process.

·      Assist in preparing docket presentations to staff and clients.

·      Prepare reports on grantmaking activity, as requested.

·      Review grant reports in grants management database and electronic filing system, and notify the appropriate Program staff of next steps.

·      Answer questions about the firm’s grantmaking process and compliance needs from

·      Program staff and leadership, as well as grantees, potential grantees and other external partners.

·      Assist in training staff and grantees as needed on technology or policy issues and procedure changes that affect them.

·      Work with Grants Management department on implementation of the department’s strategic plan, including technology and process enhancement.

·      Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.



·         College degree or relevant experience; minimum three years of work experience within the non-profit/philanthropy sector, (preferably in a grants management function).

·         Excellent communication skills, with the ability to relate effectively to potential grantees and other non-profit professionals, staff, trustees and consultants.

·         Pleasant and supportive phone and interpersonal manner, customer service-oriented work philosophy.

·         Strong computer skills, including proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite and experience with database and internet applications.

·         Ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow through to effectively manage work and meet multiple tight deadlines.

·         Highly motivated self-starter.

·         Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.

·         Strong research and problem-solving skills.

·         Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.

·         Passion for promoting social and economic justice.

·         Ability to successfully work in a team environment.

·         Positive attitude, sense of humor and a commitment to being part of an energetic, demanding work environment.

·         Understands and values social justice, including racial and gender equity as an organizational operating principle – and is committed to continued learning on issues related to race, gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


·         Knowledge of IRS private foundation and public charity rules. Experience with international grantmaking, including expenditure responsibility and OFAC compliance requirements.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The team member may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.



Salary range: $65,000-$70,000 based on experience. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of premiums for spouses, domestic partners, and qualified family members). Wellspring also offers other benefits including life insurance, long‐term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), support for continuing education, up to $5,250 in annual student loan repayment OR college savings assistance for dependents and is committed to providing transgender‐inclusive healthcare.

How To Apply

For employment consideration, please submit application to Subject Line: “[Your name]— Grants Management Associate – NY.”

All applications must include:

·         a resumé;  and

·         a thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity (i.e. job portal, referral, etc.) and salary requirements (must specify actual amount and/or range).

NOTE: At this time, our preference is that applicants have work authorization to work in the United States. If you need sponsorship, please let us know in your cover letter.

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 27th, 2019. (Candidates selected for interview will be contacted following the end of the application period.) No phone calls please.

New York, NY

VP for Programs, New York State Health Foundation
The Organization

NYSHealth is a private, independent, statewide foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. NYSHealth began operations in 2006; today, it has approximately $285 million in assets, a $15 million annual grants and operations budget, and a staff of 24.

NYSHealth is an activist philanthropy; we aspire to make change in addition to making grants. We inform health care policy and practice; develop, test, and spread effective programs; serve as a convener of health leaders across the State; and provide technical assistance to grantees and partners. To create change, we deploy all of our capital: financial, reputational, and human. in New York State, we advance an agenda using funding, research and analysis, convening, writing, speaking, publishing, and a robust communications program, among other activities.

Position Overview

Position Overview:

The Vice President for Programs is a principal advisor to the President and CEO on all matters related to Foundation program policies and operations. The Vice President for Programs uses his/her broad experience and expertise to guide efforts throughout the Foundation. The Vice President for Programs plays a leadership role in developing and implementing the goals and strategies of the Foundation. The Vice President for Programs plays a central role in developing the Foundation’s program areas; identifying emerging opportunities and strategic leverage points; building partnerships with other foundations; ensuring quality and accountability; raising the visibility and influence of the Foundation, supervising program staff, promoting collaboration across departments, and evaluating the performance of programs and grantees. The Vice President for Programs is a member of the Foundation’s senior management team and works in a close and collaborative style with the Communications, Policy and Research, and Finance and Operations departments.


The Vice President for Programs is responsible for:

A. Program Development and Grantmaking

The Vice President for Programs provides guidance and input to all programs and plays a leadership role to promote synergy across all of the Foundation’s grantmaking. Today, the Foundation concentrates its programmatic work in two strategic priority areas: empowering health care consumers and building healthy communities. It also engages in responsive grantmaking through its special projects fund and maintains a special interest in veterans’ health.

The Vice President for Programs will guide the development of overarching strategies, tactics, and evaluation metrics across all of the Foundation’s programmatic work. S/he has lead responsibility for grantmaking and project development across the Foundation and avoiding siloed approaches while also maintaining clear lines of responsibility among the program staff. S/he has responsibility for ensuring the quality, credibility, and potential impact of grantee work products and materials produced by the Foundation.

B. Management

The Vice President for Programs supervises a program staff of nine professionals. Management responsibilities include hiring, training, motivating, and retaining staff members, evaluating their performance, and ensuring effective collaboration and appropriate opportunities for professional growth and autonomy.

C. Outreach, Public Engagement, and Convenings

The Vice President for Programs plays a leadership role in strengthening the Foundation’s outreach, influence, communications, and dissemination efforts. The Vice President is a spokesperson for the Foundation and is expected to represent the Foundation externally. The Vice President for Programs assists the President and CEO in dealings with a range of external audiences, including the Executive Chamber, the State Legislature, government agencies, and leaders of health care and public health organizations. Related responsibilities include preparing reports, articles, op-eds and letters to the editor, public comments and testimony; conducting briefings for public officials; and representing the Foundation at professional meetings. The Vice President for Programs leads the development, organizing and promotion of the Foundation’s large-scale convenings and helps identify, develop, and implement the Foundation’s activist agenda.

D. Coordination and Collaboration Across Departments

The Vice President for Programs must be a natural collaborator who promotes coordination, communication, and joint efforts within the program staff and between the program staff and other functional areas of the Foundation. The Vice President and his/her staff work especially closely with the Policy and Research, Communications, and Finance and Operations departments. S/he encourages and facilitates the Program Department’s collaboration on preparing analytic reports developed internally by Foundation staff and externally by grantees, engaging in media and outreach efforts, and ensuring adherence to grants management protocols.

Required Experience and Qualifications:

The Vice President for Programs must be a person with broad experience working in the health policy, health care delivery, and/or public health arenas; an individual whose reputation, experience, and connections can personally make a difference in advancing the Foundation’s work; a leader with a proven track record of success; a person with foundation/grantmaking experience and knowledge of the philanthropic community; and a person with awareness and appreciation for the diversity of New York State. The person should be creative, mission-driven, and capable of working collaboratively with other health leaders in the State. The Vice President for Programs must be a strategic, energetic, and forward-thinking leader with a proven record of impact and influence. The person should have proven management experience and a collegial and inclusive style.

Additional qualifications include:

• Advanced degree in a relevant field, preferably at the doctoral level;

• At least 15 years of experience in a leadership position, preferably in the philanthropic or nonprofit sector;

• Superior ability to manage a talented and motivated program staff;

• Natural collaborative instincts;

• Excellent interpersonal skills;

• Superior communication abilities;

• Demonstrated ability to implement and manage multiple priorities effectively; and

• Personally motivated to support the Foundation’s mission and goals.

How To Apply

Application Process:

Send résumé, statement of interest, and salary expectations to and include “Vice President” in the subject line. 

The New York State Health Foundation welcomes applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and values having a diverse staff. Employment opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

New York, NY & Remote

Director of Development, The National Innovation Service
The Organization

The National Innovation Service (NIS) partners with governments across the country to engage in systems-level transformations. We do this by creating collaborative coalitions between communities, public sector partners, and other relevant stakeholders to redesign systems with those most impacted at the center of decision-making processes. Our work is to build new systems that produce equitable outcomes.

Our team draws on a variety of disciplines and experiences to deliver this work, privileging direct experience of the problems we address and merging practices from service design, policy analysis, systems thinking, community organizing, and change management. We develop strategies and roadmaps for transformation and also remain committed partners throughout implementation. As we establish and test pathways forward with our partners, we are working to advance equity-based policy and legislation at the local, state, and national levels, as well as the development of new products and services.

NIS was officially incorporated in February 2019. Our first partnership was with King County and the City of Seattle in Fall 2018. For more details, click here. We’re seeking leaders with an all-hands-on-deck mentality to build our team from the ground up.

NIS is supported by The Future Company, a startup studio based in New York City.

Position Overview

The Director of Development of the National Innovation Service will be a development professional who is focused on growing our impact investment and philanthropic grants. This person will also grow our network by cultivating our relationships with high net-worth individuals, philanthropic organizations, corporate giving programs, and impact investment firms, and be able to link our projects to their interests. Because NIS is in its founding stage, each member of the team will support the Director of Development in sourcing revenue opportunities and building out our network.

We encourage you to apply if you believe your skills and experience align with the role described below, as there are many different backgrounds, industries, and lived experiences—including, but not limited to, experiences of economic insecurity, housing instability and homelessness, and mental health challenges—that give rise to ideal candidates.

As our Director of Development at NIS, you will be accountable for…


  • Owning the work of proactively identifying funding options for areas of growth with thought partnership from the Director and Deputy Director.
  • Independently writing productive grants, proposals, scopes of work, and pitching to investors, philanthropic partners, government agencies, etc.
  • Authoring grant related compliance documents, including reports, budget analysis, etc.
  • Producing annual reports for funders, elevating key achievements relative to funder priorities.
  • Producing fundraising and other reports for internal stakeholders, including the Board of Directors (to be appointed), as needed.
  • Working with other NIS staff to ensure appropriate framing or presentation of activities.
  • Delegating fundraising and development tasks as needed to other team members as needed.

Relationship Management and Cultivation

  • Building and maintaining strong high-level, high-visibility relationships across multiple sectors.
  • Seeking out tools, such as a formal CRM, to organize prospective and existing partners across the country.
  • Developing a regular cadence and innovative means of reaching out to partners.
  • Packaging projects creatively as attractive impact investment opportunities to prospective donors and investors.
  • Representing NIS at conferences, public meetings, in the media, and other public venues.
  • Proactively engaging creative opportunities and non-traditional spaces to network with prospective partners.

Organizational Leadership

  • Informing the NIS budget by building out projections and fundraising objectives on a regular basis.

How To Apply

Please apply by submitting an application through this link:

San Francisco, CA

Vice President, Marketing and Communications,
The Organization

In 1987, computer scientist Anita Borg founded a digital community for women in computing. Today, works with technologists in more than 80 countries, and partners with academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. envisions a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies that use it. To achieve that vision, they connect, inspire, and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. As a mission-driven nonprofit, they seek to expand communications about the underrepresentation of women in technical roles, the importance of increasing diversity in tech, and promoting solutions to these issues. Their programs and awards, including the Grace Hopper Celebration, highlight the accomplishments of women technologists, while their events and communities enable women to establish peer networks. is a leader in the tech equity movement, working diligently towards the goal of achieving hiring, pay, retention, and venture funding parity between men and women in the field by 2025.

Position Overview seeks a new Vice President, Marketing and Communications to develop and execute the organization’s institution-wide communications and marketing. Reporting to the President and CEO, this role will create a multi-year plan that promotes’s programs and services, enhances the organization’s visibility and brand reputation, reaches a wide variety of important audiences, and drives donor support for the organization. How To Apply has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search.

Please visit to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please.

Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

San Francisco, CA

Vice President and Northern California Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners
The Organization

Enterprise is a proven and powerful nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together the nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investments to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. For over 35 years, Enterprise has created nearly 529,000 homes, invested $36 billion and touched millions of lives. Join us at
Enterprise is a proven and powerful nonprofit that improves communities and people’s lives by making well-designed homes affordable. We bring together the nationwide know-how, partners, policy leadership and investments to multiply the impact of local affordable housing development. For over 35 years, Enterprise has created nearly 529,000 homes, invested $36 billion and touched millions of lives. Join us at
Position Overview

Job Summary

The Market Leader leads the development and delivery of Enterprise’s programmatic interventions; state and local policy advocacy efforts; and innovative capital solutions in the Northern California region.  This officer-level leadership role delivers in-depth solutions to achieve large-scale results in the region, bringing the full resources of Enterprise to bear on local issues.

Enterprise’s Northern California Market team is developing, implementing and stewarding a number of high impact initiatives including:  working with a diverse and comprehensive set of stakeholders on regional solutions to the housing affordability crisis; supporting the next phase of Hope SF in meaningful partnership with the public sector and philanthropy; providing deep technical assistance, consulting support, and policy advocacy for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program; strategic and pipeline development engagement in the local implementation of Enterprise’s Health Begins at Home initiative; and advancing disaster recovery, rebuilding, and proactive resilience efforts in communities impacted by wildfires and other natural disasters.

To be successful the leader must be a dynamic, proactive and results-oriented manager with a proven track record of translating strategy into positive outcomes for low- and moderate-income families as well as the communities they call home and the systems that shape their lives.  In pursuit of these outcomes the leader must coordinate with and drive delivery through Enterprise’s matrix organization.  The leader must also be a seasoned problem solver with capacity to work through conflict and reach collaborative solutions that serve the economic, mission and risk profile for Enterprise.

The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Markets in the Solutions Department at Enterprise Community Partners.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities required in the delivery of solutions to the region include: 

  • Evaluate local and regional needs to identify opportunities that are consistent with Enterprise’s mission, strategic plan, and Opportunity Framework.
  • Manage a high capacity team focused on providing a range of programmatic, policy, and capital interventions in the Northern California region and throughout the state.
  • Develop and oversee innovative programs and capital resources for Enterprise to address regional needs and grow our presence and impact.
  • Actively collaborate with Enterprise entities to proactively identify new opportunities to deploy Enterprise expertise and products.

Responsibilities required in customer and intra-organizational relationship management include:

  • Act as a primary relationship manager for local and state government partners in the region.
  • Identify and facilitate opportunities for collaboration with the Southern California Market and other Enterprise initiatives and capital product teams.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to strengthen the customer and partnership experience while developing new strategies throughout the relationship.

Fundraising and communications responsibilities include:

  • Develop and cultivate new opportunities for philanthropic capital that serves market needs.
  • Coordinate with national Enterprise colleagues on resource development and funder relationship management.
  • Annually responsible for the development and achievement of a fundraising goal in collaboration with a designated fundraising professional from Enterprise’s resource development group.
  • Engage in the fundraising cultivation of high net worth individuals in the region.
  • Coordinate with national Enterprise colleagues to pursue media and communications opportunities that generate visibility.

Public Policy responsibilities including:

  • Lead pro-active policy engagement at the local and state level.
  • Develop and advance state and local policy priorities with the active participation of designated staff and in coordination with the national director of state and local policy and the Southern California Market on statewide policy.
  • Coordinate with Enterprise’s national policy office as appropriate.

Management and Leadership responsibilities include:

  • Manage Enterprise revenue and expenses for the market, including completion of annual plans and budgets.
  • Fulfill mission and revenue goals for the market.
  • Facilitate deployment of strategic program initiatives and best practices in the market.
  • Staff management and development.


  • Minimum of fifteen years of experience in relevant community development, public policy, government, banking and finance, nonprofit, or real estate development experience.
  • Experience and a successful track record in the affordable housing and/or community development sector.
  • Undergraduate degree required. Master’s degree in business, public policy, economics, urban planning or real estate is strongly desired.
  • Ability to effectively market all of Enterprise’s products, programs and activities to potential customers.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage staff members through effective planning and organizing, decision making, motivating, supervising and evaluating, including those in satellite offices.
  • Experience and capability of effectively engaging with and obtaining support from philanthropic donors including:corporations, foundations, and individuals.
  • Demonstrated experience in the efficient use of financial resources.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments, meet tight deadlines, coordinate and communicate effectively among widely-dispersed parties and cultivate new relationships.
  • Familiarity with federal, state and local community development programs, and private resources available for community development, including funding for special needs populations, specific knowledge of housing development and finance, including low-income housing tax credits, and property management, preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse environment with a wide range of stakeholders including community-based organizations, public officials, private sector institutions and community leaders in equitable collaboration.
  • Willingness to enthusiastically advance Enterprise’s diversity, inclusion, and racial equity efforts in recruiting and developing staff, adapting our practice, and pursuing outcomes for low- and moderate-income people.
  • Working knowledge of local and state-wide housing markets and conditions.

Candidate Competencies/Attributes

  • Deep understanding of community development, affordable housing development and finance, and public policy.
  • Creative and flexible approach to problem solving and organizational challenges.\
  • Interest in and affinity for providing affordable housing to the low-income community.
  • History of positive relationships with nonprofit community-based organizations, neighborhood residents, and community and political leaders.
  • Professional credibility and standing, with a reputation for integrity and forthrightness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability for travel.
  • Demonstrated strong management and relationship building skills.Ability to be effective via influence as well as authority.

How To Apply

go to the following link:

Seattle, WA

Program Officer – (Communications and Advocacy); Program Officer (Community Wellbeing); Program Officer (Health Systems) & Program Associate, Perigee Fund
The Organization

Perigee Fund is a national philanthropic endeavor committed to advancing work in the field of early childhood mental health and perinatal mental health. We were founded in 2018 and have begun to develop strategic priorities and make investments.

Position Overview

Perigee Fund, a new philanthropic endeavor committed to advancing work in the field of early childhood mental health and perinatal mental health, has committed significant resources over the next two decades to become one of the top ten early childhood philanthropies in the United States. Established in 2017 by founder and donor Dr. Lisa Mennet, Clinical Director of Cooper House in Seattle, Perigee will invest across early childhood systems with a focus on the wellbeing of very young children, parents, and other caregivers, particularly for those most affected by early childhood trauma. Perigee Fund has a deep focus in Washington State, invests in training and field infrastructure across the Northwest, and contributes to the work of practice and policy leaders across the country. Joining Dr. Mennet is Executive Director Becca Graves, formerly Managing Director at FSG, Program Officer Kim Gilsdorf, who leads a portfolio focused on workforce development and field capacity, and Teresa Gonzales, who is Perigee’s Senior Grants, Contracts, and Office Administrator.

Perigee is now building its team with four critical roles, briefly outlined below:

Program Officer – Communications and Advocacy: The Program Officer – Communications and Advocacy will create and manage a portfolio of strategic communications projects and advocacy investments that change how we understand, value, and resource the prenatal period through age three.

Program Officer – Community Wellbeing: The Program Officer – Community Wellbeing will create and manage a portfolio of community-based approaches to strengthening early childhood systems, reducing parents’ cumulative stress, and promoting maternal health.

Program Officer – Health Systems: The Program Officer – Health Systems will create and manage a portfolio of strategies to change practice and financing policy in order to advance child and parent wellbeing, early childhood mental health, and perinatal mental health.

Program Associate: The Program Associate will support projects across the team’s range of priorities, all of which promote social and emotional development, healthy parent-child relationships, and parent wellbeing.

Successful candidates for all four roles will be committed to Perigee’s mission and will have a current understanding of broad social-economic and systemic forces affecting the health and well-being of children, their families and their communities. S/he/they will have demonstrated contributions to positive changes in health and wellbeing, ideally with a focus on the prenatal through early childhood period or on parent and family supports.  S/he/they will have 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. All positions are based in Seattle and will require travel.

For detailed position descriptions, please visit:

For more information on Perigee Fund, please visit:

How To Apply

This search is being conducted with assistance from Katherine Jacobs and Cara Pearsall of NPAG. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Please submit application materials separately for all positions you would like to be considered for.

Program Officer – Communications and Advocacy:

Program Officer – Community Wellbeing:

Program Officer – Health Systems:

Program Associate:

Perigee Fund is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

NPAG is a national executive search and consulting firm dedicated to serving the mission-driven community. We partner with global mission-driven clients to deliver highly-tailored, innovative, and strategic senior- and executive-level search services.



Troy, MI

Associate Program Officer – American Cities, The Kresge Foundation
The Organization

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private foundations in the United States and the only one focused exclusively on expanding opportunities for people with low income in American Cities. With a $3.8 billion endowment and a staff of over 100 employees, the foundation deploys grants and social investments across arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development. The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting systems. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

Position Overview

About the American Cities Program

More than 80 percent of Americans – and more than 80 percent of Americans with low incomes – live in metropolitan areas. At the same time, there is a continuing trend towards urbanization. This puts American cities on the frontline of our nation’s most pressing challenges: whether we can drive lasting prosperity, close the widening gap between rich and poor, promote equality and expand opportunity. Kresge’s American Cities Program draws on the depth of the foundation’s experience from working in Detroit and the breadth of the foundation’s national expertise to help find solutions to these challenges—specifically by promoting the use of effective and inclusive community development practice in American cities.

About the position

·         Fostering cross-city exchange of knowledge between community development practitioners through research, publications, and convenings;

·         Seeding and scaling innovative approaches to community development by funding and supporting national multi-city initiatives; and

·         Stewarding the foundation’s place-based grantmaking in Memphis and New Orleans, including community development grantmaking and cross-team coordination.

All this work has the goal of decreasing poverty and increasing social and economic mobility in American cities.


Primary responsibilities


Supporting Strategy

·         Contributes to the program’s strategy development, including strategies related to national community development and place-based work.

·         Shares collective responsibility for achieving strategic objectives in cities.

·         Manages creation of strategy documents such as board materials, board advisory committee materials, and working group materials

·         Obtains, maintains, and shares knowledge of the current thinking in field – acting as a subject matter advisor externally and internally at Kresge.

Project & Program Management

·            Oversees portions of the program’s convening, research, and knowledge exchange related to equitable development and inclusive growth.

·            Manages the Program’s place-based work in select cities including:

§  Manages relationships with key partners in focus cities.

§  Develops strategic objectives and associated work plans.

§  Facilitates meetings.

§  Maintains and supports internal collaboration through quarterly meetings, site visits and ongoing information exchange.

§  Maintains positive working relationships with key partners – advising, managing and supporting their work.

§  Manages external requests for proposals and open calls for grant applications including RFP development, publication, review and communications.

Conducts Grant Reviews and Serves as Point of Contact for Grantees

·         Manages a portfolio of select grants across national community development, multi-city initiatives and place-based work in cities.

·         Performs end-to-end grant review responsibilities for a combination of sourced and unsolicited applications.

·         Manages and supports the approval and non-approval process.

·         Develops knowledge and supports the team’s use of program-related investment (PRI) and innovative capital tools to achieve program objectives.

Contributes to Research, Evaluation and Learning

·         Works with the Senior Program Officer and Managing Director to develop grant outcomes and evaluation criteria for one’s own grants; reviews reports and interprets results for the broader team.

·         Conducts site visits and partakes of professional development opportunities.

·         Conducts research and contributes to program development within the team.


Performs other Duties to Support Foundation and Program Objectives

·         Represents the foundation publicly, sharing program approaches and grant making outcomes.

·         Participate in funder and cross-sector collaboratives to achieve program objectives as necessary.

·         Develops and maintains other external involvement as needed by the team.

·         Works collaboratively – actively supporting and encouraging all members within the team and across teams.

·         Demonstrates a strong commitment to the foundation’s mission and values and demonstrates that commitment in daily interactions.

·         Demonstrates a strong commitment to pragmatically championing issues of inclusion and equity in American Cities.

·         Acts as liaison to other Kresge departments.

·         Participates in internal working groups.

·         Conducts other duties and special projects as requested.



·            Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in relevant or related fields is required; completion of a master’s degree is preferred.

·            At least three years of work experience.

·            Demonstrated interest in the public, nonprofit, civic or social sectors.

·            Demonstrated leadership potential.

·            Must be willing to travel extensively. Local, regional and national travel requirements vary by quarter.

·            Excellent analytical, writing, and verbal skills.

·            Strong social skills and experience working across teams, functions or sectors.

·            Demonstrated ability to effectively develop and manage strong and productive working relationships with internal and external partners.

·            Previous experience synthesizing large amounts of information and the ability to execute on strategies.

·            Demonstrated maturity and good judgment. Ability to make decisions and craft support for recommendations.

·            Skill in working effectively as a member of a team.

·            Ability to master a diverse workload.

·            Previous experience in consulting/analysis, project management, strategy (for-profit, non-profit or public sector) or operations is preferred.

How To Apply

Kresge is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Troy, MI

Administrative Assistant – Place-Based Practice, The Kresge Foundation
The Organization

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 private foundations in the United States and the only one focused exclusively on expanding opportunities for people with low income in American Cities. With a $3.8 billion endowment and a staff of over 100 employees, the foundation deploys grants and social investments across arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development. The foundation’s state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting systems. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

Position Overview

About the position

The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and project-based support to the Managing Director, Program Officers, and other team members as assigned.

This position requires highly professional, customer-service focused interaction (verbally and in writing) with grantees, consultants, the public, and representatives within the foundation. This person is required to be familiar with and engaged in the team strategy and initiatives. The Assistant role requires the ability to be proactive and self-directed. The Assistant must display sound judgment and demonstrate the initiative to work through multi-part assignments with high attention to detail. This position also requires a commitment to producing high quality work and support while displaying a consistently collaborative and cooperative work style.

Primary responsibilities

·         Manage and maintain calendars for three team members, including scheduling and confirming appointments, and managing schedule changes.

·         Schedule and organize internal and external meetings, convenings, and special events, including securing venues and equipment, making meal arrangements, preparing invitations and announcements, and maintaining the attendee list.

·         Greet, assist and direct visitors as needed. Manage visitor access to foundation staff.

·         Attend and assist with meetings and events by documenting minutes, creating briefing books, and providing other assistance as needed.

·         Maintain event calendars and confirm appointments for the department and visitors to the foundation.

·         Make travel arrangements, including airfare bookings, accommodations, car services, conference registrations, and Outlook itineraries for team members and meeting participants as needed.

·         Finalize documents and post to appropriate locations adhering to the processes and deadlines set by the Executive Office.

·         Prepare correspondence, proofread documents, draft decline letters, create charts and Excel spreadsheets, and manage contacts and distribution lists.

·         Process department expenses, prepare expense reports, and resolve expense discrepancies with Finance.

·         Serve as a first point of contact to internal stakeholders relating to documents and information for the team.

·         Respond to and/or distribute initial email and verbal general grant inquiries as needed.

·         Prepare mailings and shipments of materials. Open and distribute department mail.

·         Research, assemble and track various department information and data.

·         Represent the foundation externally (verbally and in writing) in a highly professional and customer-service focused manner.

·         File, manage documents, and prepare special projects as requested by program team members.

·         Provide main support for the reception area in the Detroit location, including telephone and receptionist activities.

·         Requires alternating presence in both Kresge offices located in Detroit and Troy, with some local off-site work, and light travel for meeting preparations.

·         Perform other duties as assigned.

·         Demonstrate a strong commitment to the foundation’s vision and values in daily interactions.



·         Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred, including course work in business communications and related areas.

·         Knowledge of, passion for, and commitment to the city of Detroit.

·         A minimum of three to five years of professional administrative office experience.

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact as a team member and with foundation colleagues.

·         Proven experience with advanced features of the Microsoft Office suite.

·         Proven experience and skill with calendar management, travel arrangements, and proofreading.

·         Highly collaborative approach to working in a team-based environment.

·         Demonstrated high work quality in a highly detail-oriented role.

·         Demonstrated ability to organize, plan and prioritize work.

·         Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain discretion.

·         Knowledge of software programs preferred, e.g. expense management, general ledger accounts, project management.

·         Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.

·         Demonstrated ability to be proactive and show initiative.

How To Apply

Application deadline for this position is April 8th, 2019

Kresge is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Washington, DC

Sr. Strategy and Learning Officer, The Walton Family Foundation
The Organization

The Walton Family Foundation is seeking an experienced and skilled individual to join the foundation’s Washington, DC office as a Senior Strategy and Learning Officer (Sr. S&L Officer) supporting strategy and learning efforts across the Foundation’s grantmaking programs and other departments. This is a new position, and it is being added to support the foundation’s growing strategic learning practice as well as its current 5-year strategic planning process.

Position Overview

The Senior S&L Officer will play a pivotal role at WFF. Working in close partnership with SLED’s Director, Deputy Director, and other leaders across the Foundation, you will provide data analysis and strategic insights, generate draft strategy memos and PowerPoint presentations, and design and facilitate strategy and learning meetings. You will work across different programs, with a particular focus on the Environment Program.  You will report to the Deputy Director for Strategy & Learning.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Working with SLED’s Director and Deputy Director to support the Foundation’s internal strategic planning efforts, including:
  • Serving as a thought partner to program leadership and staff (e.g., asking good strategic questions, identifying assumptions, testing theories of change)
  • Generating and/or reviewing draft strategy documents (e.g., strategy memos, PowerPoint presentations)
  • Co-designing and facilitating working sessions among program staff and/or other participants (e.g., external experts, Committee members)
  • Conducting targeted research and analysis in support of program planning
  • Co-managing third-party strategic planning consultants (with the Deputy Director and Director)
  • Managing the annual planning process across WFF programs and departments, including collaborating with program and department directors to articulate goals and objectives that align with five-year strategic plans
  • Working with SLED’s Director and Deputy Director to guide and support the Foundation’s strategic learning efforts, including:
  • Reviewing research and evaluation products and collaborating with SLED staff to identify and communicate key insights to internal and external audiences
  • Contributing to strategic reviews and programmatic deep dives with the Foundation’s program teams, Committees, and the WFF Board
  • Supporting the design and management of strategic learning events with grantees, funders, and other Foundation partners as requested
  • Increasing the adaptive learning capacity of Foundation program staff and supporting a culture of learning and reflection
  • Collaborating with SLED leadership to continuously improve the Foundation’s approaches to strategy, learning, and evaluation

Whom we are looking for:

Qualifications required for your success

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g., MBA, MPP)
  • 10 years +  of experience in a professional setting, including five years of experience in a strategy consulting role and two years in a project management role
  • Intellectual agility, including the ability to quickly understand new issues, analyze qualitative and quantitative data, spot patterns, and make connections across topics/issues.
  • Proven ability to design and facilitate productive, engaging meetings

Characteristics needed to support your success

  • Demonstrated capacity to build relationships and work effectively across a complex organizational structure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills, including exceptional time management and prioritization skills
  • Sense of humility and willingness to pitch in as needed
  • Demonstrated passion for social change and the mission of the Walton Family Foundation

Additional helpful experience includes

  • Experience in philanthropy, including past experience working with senior leadership (including Board members)
  • Content knowledge related to at least one of the Foundation’s program areas, particularly the Environment
  • Experience or familiarity with strategic learning principles and practices
  • Experience and comfort working both independently and under close supervision, as required by the task
  • Diplomatic approach and an innate understanding of customer service
  • A high level of discretion and confidentiality for both business and personal affairs
  • Unquestionable ethics and personal integrity

How To Apply

Please send resumes to .

Washington, DC

Director of Development (The Joint Center), The Joint Center
The Organization

The Joint Center is a public policy think tank under the leadership of former Obama administration member Spencer Overton that works to improve the socioeconomic status and civic engagement of African Americans. The Joint Center seeks a Director of Development to design a comprehensive fundraising program that advances its short- and long-term strategic goals.

Founded in 1970 to support newly-elected Black officials who were moving from civil rights activism into governance, the Joint Center quickly evolved into America’s Black think tank. It became the policy hub of government officials and public intellectuals concerned about the future of African American communities, such as Maynard Jackson, Shirley Chisholm, John Hope Franklin, Mary Frances Berry, and William Julius Wilson.

Position Overview

Under Spencer Overton’s leadership, the Joint Center has adopted a strategic plan and new programs to renew its relevance to evolving models of work and political engagement in the 21st century. As part of this effort, the Joint Center seeks a Director of Development who will deepen relationships with foundations and create a plan that increases giving across multiple channels. Reporting to the President, the Director will work in collaboration to help the Joint Center’s reach its strategic goals by 2025.

The Director will be enthusiastic about growing a fundraising program and will have particularly confident knowledge of how to expand foundation relationships. A steady leader, the Director will know how to inspire enthusiasm in others and how to analyze data to maximize resources. The Director’s sophisticated leadership will aid in long-term strategic planning for the Joint Center.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • Record of building, leading, and managing an ambitious development program that advanced an organization’s mission and financial goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices of non-profit fundraising, including design of giving vehicles, basic financial planning, etc.
  • Record of success in establishing and implementing financial goals and strategies, identifying and analyzing challenges, and formulating creative solutions.
  • Record of successfully engaging senior leaders and Board members in the fundraising process.
  • Experience working with corporate and foundation partners building relationships to increase donations across various fundraising strategies.
  • Record of working closely with a chief executive as well as policy and senior strategy teams to develop concept papers and proposals on new areas of work and new areas of interest for funders.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit

Washington, DC

Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships, United Philanthropy Forum
The Organization

As the largest and most diverse network in American philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum holds a unique position in the social sector to help increase philanthropy’s impact in communities across the country. We are a membership organization of more than 75 philanthropy associations and networks, representing 7,000 foundations and other funders, who work to make philanthropy better. The Forum envisions a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.

Position Overview

Do you know how to create a vibrant learning culture? Do you love to play a role in catalyzing new partnerships and connections and building new relationships? Do you want to play an influential role, at the national level, in helping make philanthropy better? Then join the United Philanthropy Forum team as our Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships!

Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, the Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships plays a key leadership role to ensure that the Forum helps our members achieve their missions and goals through effective and relevant member programming, networking and partnership opportunities. The Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships helps Forum members maximize their engagement in the Forum network, in order to increase the effectiveness and impact of philanthropy across the country. In this role, the position will also support the Forum’s senior leadership in pursuing and implementing new partnerships for programming, research and other opportunities.

The Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships will contribute as an active member of cross-organization teams and work collaboratively with other staff to advance program and organizational goals, serving as a key external representative for the Forum with members and other key partners.

This is a full-time, exempt position based in the Forum’s Washington, DC office. Salary starting in the low 80s, commensurate with experience, with a competitive benefits package including health coverage and a retirement plan.

For a complete job description, please visit our website.

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to; please use the following subject line: “Senior Manager of Member Engagement and Partnerships: Last Name, First Name.” Application deadline is March 31, 2019.

The Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse team and encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

No telephone inquiries please.

Westlake Village

Board Relations Coordinator, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The Organization

About the Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping young children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. In 2018, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize was awarded to SHOFCO (Shining Hope for Communities), a grassroots organization based in Nairobi, Kenya that catalyzes large-scale transformation in urban slums by providing critical services for all, community advocacy platforms, and education and leadership development for women and girls. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants, distributing $114.9 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2017. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.8 billion. For more information, please visit

Position Overview

About the role

Under the direction of the Manager, Executive Office & Board Relations, the Board Relations Coordinator provides high-level administrative support to the Foundation’s board of directors, as well as to the Chairman of the Board in his role as Chair of the Board Executive Committee and Nominating Committees. This position will also support the Manager in the creation of the quarterly meeting board docket; provide board-related meeting and site visit coordination, which includes board travel and other logistical planning. The Board Relations Coordinator also leads the coordination of the Foundation’s Generations In Giving (GIG) program, overseeing project tracking, communications and knowledge sharing, coordination of meetings and contribution to project reports, grant oversight and planning for the Foundation’s discretionary and matching programs. The Board Relations Coordinator is an integral member of the executive office team and reports directly to the Manager, Executive Office and Board Relations.


Board Coordination – 35%

·   Under the direction of the Manager, Executive Office, conduct one or many of the following duties to manage the board docket calendar and docket material submission and review process: Develops an annual calendar for distribution to all staff/Reviews materials for adherence to Foundation style guide and template formats.

·   Assists with the compilation of the quarterly board docket, including uploads to Diligent and maintenance of Board Portal.

·   Assists with the managing of accurate filling and records related to the board of directors, meeting minutes, corporate certifications and archives.

·   Assists in ensuring compliance with operating policies as it relates to the Board of Directors.

Generations in Giving (GIG) – 30%

·   Manages GIG discretionary and matching programs, including assistance with forms and ensuring deadlines are met, goal of achieving 100% utilization of GIG discretionary funds.

·   Facilitates GIG Opportunity Fund grantmaking process, which includes providing counsel to GIG members, as well as education on due diligence for researching non-profits and deep dive learning into specific issues chosen by GIG members.

·   Oversees the nominating and voting process and assisting GIG members in the preparation of PowerPoint and oral presentations. Organizes the live broadcast of the presentation through a webinar platform to the other GIG members.

·   Works with GIG Committee of the Board to prepare agendas and relevant materials, and participates in bi-weekly check- in calls with committee chair. Also attends meetings to record minutes.

·   Provides on-boarding orientation on GIG program to new Foundation employees.

·   Organizes learning opportunities for GIG members, which may include conference attendance and/or webinars.

·   Organizes and moderates periodical GIG Retreat, including venue selection, travel, logistics, invitations, etc. Develops materials, memos and proposals for GIG program development.

·   Manages the Board Internship Program, including the selection process, on boarding, etc.

·   Serves as primary point of contact for GIG communications, which includes acting as a liaison between GIG members and the Foundation. Prepares and distributes bi-annual GIG newsletter.

·   Interfaces with GIG Advisory Council re administrative tasks.

Board Committee Support (Non GIG) – 25%

·   Provides support to Chairman of the board with routine special projects related to BEC and Nominating committee meetings (i.e. board slate).

·   Collaborates with Administrative Assistant, Executive office to draft quarterly Chairman’s report.

·   Attends BEC meetings (and Nominating Committee when requested) to record minutes.

·   Assists the Manager with other committee support when needed.

Education / Training

·   Bachelor’s Degree

Experience/Technical Skills


·   Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector and/or philanthropy field.

·   Experience working with board of directors

·   Excellent writing skills and the critical thinking skills to analyze and summarize reports.

·   Strong oral communication and relationship-building skills; interacts with others in a professional and diplomatic way.

·   High level of professionalism, diplomacy and discretion with the ability to maintain matters of confidentiality.

·   Solid organizational skills, able to effectively manage and prioritize workflow to meet deadlines, and is highly attentive to detail.

·   Works well independently and collaboratively within a team and demonstrates a high degree of initiative, resourcefulness and flexibility to meet needs of the role.

·   Ability to continually seek information and look for new approaches to processes and practices.

·   Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office and database experience.


·   Interest in the Foundation’s mission and the administration side of grant making and philanthropy

·   An understanding of grant making and the nonprofit sector are highly desired.

·   Knowledge of grants management software (Giving Data) a plus.


·   Business insight

·   Plans and aligns

·   Cultivates innovation

·   Communicates effectively

·   Balances stakeholders

·   Collaborates

In addition to the role specific competencies listed above, our Core Competencies are just as important as they identify the key values and strengths shared by everyone at the Foundation, regardless of the job they perform:  Drives Vision and Purpose, Collaborates, Instills Trust, Global Perspective and Strategic Mindset

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we seek candidates from all backgrounds and experiences.

How To Apply

Winston-Salem, NC

Associate Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
The Organization


The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is seeking an associate network officer to manage existing Foundation relationships and identify new ones in specific states/regions. The associate network officer will administer a related grants portfolio over time.


The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation’s mission is to help people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. Founded in 1953, the Foundation now makes grants to nonprofit organizations in 11 states in the Southeastern United States. MRBF supports organizations and networks engaged in collaborative, multi-strategy work, particularly those working at the intersections of three mutually reinforcing pathways of change: economic opportunity, democracy and civic engagement, and supportive policy and institutions.

Position Overview 

• Develop the Foundation’s relationships in specified states/regions to identify grant and investment opportunities, develop and nurture funding partnerships and other networks to advance the Foundation’s priorities and to understand the economic, political and social context.

• Respond to inquiries for grants, interpret the Foundation’s policies, offer assistance beyond grant seeking, including referrals, networking and general management counsel.

• Participate on Program Team to develop, implement and evaluate programs and reach consensus on recommendations to the board to advance the Foundation’s mission.

• Review grant proposals, conduct due diligence and write recommendations to the board.

• Monitor grants for technical assistance needs, compliance, impact and lessons learned.

• Research, write and present occasional papers on Foundation strategy for the Program Team and board.

• Contribute as needed to external Foundation communications.

• Assist in planning and implementing “value-added” activities such as convenings, technical assistance, peer networks, resource directories and other information.

• Occasionally represent the Foundation at conferences and meetings; stay abreast of the philanthropic field and the Foundation’s program areas through conferences and other professional activities.

• Contribute to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical and equity policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff. Qualifications • Undergraduate degree required.

• 3+ years of grantmaking, nonprofit or other experience related to the Foundation’s priorities.

• Commitment to the mission and values of the Babcock Foundation and a commitment to equity, particularly racial equity, with a willingness to proactively learn about it and integrate it into all aspects of the work. • Respect for the dignity and abilities of all people.

• Experience at building relationships and fostering alliances among diverse people to accomplish goals.

• Experience with and trust in collegial decision making, coupled with the ability to work independently, flexibly and with good humor.

• Keen analytical skills, ability to learn and synthesize new information quickly.

• Ability to use instinct and intuition effectively in building relationships and making decisions.

• Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines; ability to pay attention to accuracy and detail while thinking broadly.

• Excellent written and oral communications skills.

• Commitment to the Southeastern United States.

• Ability to travel. Additional Information The associate network officer is a member of the program team and supervised by the program director.

How To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to by March 22, 2019.