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Arlington, TX

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, University of Texas at Arlington

The Organization

On April 28, 2022, The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) welcomed Jennifer Cowley, Ph.D., as its first female and 10th overall president. President Cowley’s goals for UTA include raising its standing on the national stage, putting the University on outstanding financial footing, and building a first-rate development program to significantly increase alumni engagement and philanthropic support. To achieve these ambitions, the University invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations of candidates in its search for a Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

Position Overview

The Vice President will report to President Cowley. This new leader will serve as a member of the President’s senior staff and will lead the development team to create and execute strategies, programs, and budgets that effectively communicate the President’s vision to key stakeholders and secure philanthropic resources.

UTA is in a uniquely strong position, enjoying new levels of achievement and stability. UTA has attracted its largest freshman class ever and now supports approximately 48,000 students. The University’s more than 250,000 alumni are making an impact across Texas and around the globe. The University’s innovating and evolving.  Leadership across UTA is ready to dedicate the attention and investment needed to bring the development program up to the level of the best contemporary fundraising operations.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents, in concert with President Cowley, has identified the transformation of the development program as one of UTA’s most important strategic priorities. Success in this endeavor requires a development leader with significant experience in high-performing fundraising programs and the ability to lead compellingly in both word and deed. The Vice President will possess exceptional leadership, communication, and management skills and experience as well as a track record of success as a fundraiser, collaborator with faculty, and builder of programs and staff.

Experience in higher education and with one or more institutions as comprehensive and complex as UTA is highly preferred. Leadership experience in campaign planning and a bachelor’s degree are required, though an advanced degree is preferred.

President Cowley is challenging UTA to be more innovative and strategic in an effort to become one of the nation’s most inclusive and impactful research universities. President Cowley has outlined her strategic vision, with plans to focus on four key themes: People and Culture, Student Success, Research and Innovation, and Alumni and Community Engagement. With increased support and engagement, the new Vice President can help to build a more just, humane, and inclusive community. UTA’s new Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations will have the opportunity to have a significant, personal impact on UTA’s success.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabilities, pregnancy, genetic information, and/or veteran status. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. See the University of Texas at Arlington’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

How To Apply

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile found at www.wittkieffer.com. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will be treated in full confidence. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacòn Vance and Ashlee Winters at UTAVPDev@WittKieffer.com.

Auburn Alabama

Development Coordinator I/II/III (College of Nursing), Auburn University

The Organization

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Position Overview

Job Summary

The College of Nursing seeks candidates for a Development Coordinator to coordinate all aspects of development-related programs, services, and/or fundraisers.

At Auburn, our work changes lives. Learn more about Auburn’s impact, as well as generous employee benefits and opportunities by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.

Essential Functions

•               Plans, develops or assists in the execution of programs/services/fundraisers.

•               Coordinates, plans, and organizes events to include activities such as set-up, selecting speakers, and/or negotiating contractual obligations for resources and logistical considerations.

•               Monitors and may develop programs/services budget and ensures programs/services are operating within specifications.

•               Prepares itineraries and makes travel arrangements for those involved in related Development programs/services.

•               Creates and maintains records of prospects, contacts, and constituents.

•               Identifies, screens, recommends, and contacts individuals, corporations, and foundations which qualify as prospective donors and/or volunteers to schedule appointments.

•               Provides information to staff, students, constituents concerning Auburn University Development issues and concerns through presentation, inquiry response, and/or memorandums/letters.

•               May develop and oversee the marketing function for assigned development programs including (but not limited to) brochures, newsletters, web site and news releases.

•               Receives and resolves inquiries and problems.

•               Creates and maintains donor relations, solicitation and development.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Years of Experience: No experience required for entry level

EEO Statement          

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Special Instructions to Applicants    

Quick Link for Internal Postings: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/28949

Auburn, AL

Assistant Director, Advancement Experience, Auburn University

The Organization

EEO Statement          

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Position Overview

 Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Engagement and Experience, the Assistant Director of Advancement Experience oversees a team of event and engagement specialists to execute events and experiences for Auburn Advancement. Develops tactical plans, aligns resources, and implements plans to execute customized engagement experiences for signature alumni association events, central advancement events, and unit or college events that meet advancement goals. Partnering across Auburn Advancement and Auburn University, the Assistant Director produces, architects, and collaboratively implements events and experiences to deepen the relationships and enhance the engagement of Auburn constituents. Collaborating across all areas, the Assistant Director embraces a service mentality and cross functional focus.

 Essential Functions    

•               Leads a team of event and experience staff to execute events and experiences for Auburn Advancement and ensures a best-in-class engagement for Auburn constituents.

•               Facilitates enterprise-wide training and resources to drive engagement, participation, and retention.

•               Serves as a strategic partner to Advancement teams in units and colleges to provide consistent engagement experiences for stakeholders and elevate the standards.

•               Partners closely with Director of Donor Experience to execute donor events and programs.

•               Facilitates planning, production, and execution of constituent experiences, events, and engagements utilizing all mediums and varied resources.

•               Utilizes emerging tools, technologies, and partners to deliver industry leading stewardship and alumni and donor success.

•               Creates remarkable experiences to build loyalty, reduce churn, and drive success.

•               Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Years of Experience: 5

 Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of event operations. Ability to communicate effectively, maintain complex scheduling and calendars, strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures. Strong knowledge of alumni relations, student affairs, annual giving, and development procedures. Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

How To Apply

Special Instructions to Applicants    

Quick Link for Internal Postings: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/28990

Special Instructions to Applicants    

Quick Link for Internal Postings: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/28990

Auburn, AL

Assistant Director, Alumni Networking & Affinity, Auburn University

The Organization

 EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Position Overview

Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director of Alumni and Gift Success, the Assistant Director of Alumni Networking and Affinity Programs develops and collaboratively implements programming to guide and inspire engagement to align with advancement goals. Responsible for strategically developing, implementing, and executing affinity and networking initiatives with a focus on the diverse interests of Auburn University’s alumni and friends. An affinity group is any set of alumni who share a common student experience, interest, identity, or purpose, who can be brought together in-person or digitally to engage with each other and with the university.

Essential Functions

•               Leads the daily operations and implements strategic goals for the development of affinity engagement opportunities.

•               Manages the daily operations of a team to include training, conducting formal performance evaluations, and making decisions or having significant input into pay and hiring and firing decisions. Delegates work, as applicable, ensuring accurate and timely completion; assists staff in resolving complex and non-routine issues.

•               Identifies, recruits, cultivates, and encourages volunteers to engage in affinity programs that encourage resource development and establish meaningful connections.

•               Provides direction and oversight of the Auburn Alumni Association Black Alumni Council and other established affinity leadership groups.

•               Works with other advancement staff to ensure all affinity based programs offer high quality and meaningful experiences, are fiscally sound, and effectively reach target audiences through communication and marketing channels to advance objectives.

•               Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Years of Experience: 5

How To Apply

Special Instructions to Applicants    

Quick Link for Internal Postings: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/28988

Auburn, AL

Development Coordinator I/II/III (College of Sciences and Mathematics), Auburn University

The Organization

About Auburn: Auburn University is a public land-grant university with strong academic and research programs, ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 public universities nationwide for 20 consecutive years. With more than 24,600 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of more than 30,000 with 1,330 faculty members, Auburn is the second-largest university in Alabama. Auburn University’s mission is rooted in the commitment to outstanding instruction, meaningful research, and life-changing outreach. From robust educational experiences to vibrant athletic pursuits, our traditions run deep.

Beyond the campus, Auburn provides the primary academic support for a number of major state industries, businesses, and occupations through its wide range of degree programs, professional education, and training. Auburn’s impact includes an earning capacity of more than $3.4 billion by Auburn graduates in Alabama.

Job Summary

The College of Sciences and Mathematics seeks candidates for a Development Coordinator position to coordinate all aspects of development-related programs, services, and/or fundraisers.

Why employees choose Auburn: Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more. Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.

Our commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit www.auburn.edu/inclusion to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions      

•               Plans, develops or assists in the execution of programs/services/fundraisers.

•               Coordinates, plans, and organizes events to include activities such as set-up, selecting speakers, and/or negotiating contractual obligations for resources and logistical considerations.

•               Monitors and may develop programs/services budget and ensures programs/services are operating within specifications.

•               Prepares itineraries and makes travel arrangements for those involved in related Development programs/services.

•               Creates and maintains records of prospects, contacts, and constituents.

•               Identifies, screens, and recommends individuals, corporations, and foundations which qualify as prospective donors to and/or volunteers.

•               Provides information to staff, students, constituents concerning Auburn University Development issues and concerns through presentation, inquiry response, and/or memorandums/letters.

•               May develop and oversee the marketing function for assigned development programs including (but not limited to) brochures, newsletters, web site and news releases.

•               Receives and resolves inquiries and problems.

•               Creates and maintains donor relations, solicitation and development.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level : Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Minimum Skills and Abilities: Knows fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization.

EEO Statement Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

How To Apply

Special Instructions to Applicants        

Quick Link for Internal Postings: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/29154

Auburn, Alabama

Executive Support Assistant I/II, Auburn University

The Organization

About Auburn:
Auburn University is a public land-grant university with strong academic and research programs, ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 50 public universities nationwide for 20 consecutive years. With more than 24,600 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of more than 30,000 with 1,330 faculty members, Auburn is the second-largest university in Alabama. Auburn University’s mission is rooted in the commitment to outstanding instruction, meaningful research, and life-changing outreach. From robust educational experiences to vibrant athletic pursuits, our traditions run deep.

Job Summary

Provides executive-level support to assist and coordinate administrative operations while exercising a high degree of discretionary authority in the office of the Executive Director, Advancement Talent & Culture.

Beyond the campus, Auburn provides the primary academic support for a number of major state industries, businesses, and occupations through its wide range of degree programs, professional education, and training. Auburn’s impact includes an earning capacity of more than $3.4 billion by Auburn graduates in Alabama.

Why employees choose Auburn: Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more. Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.

Our commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit www.auburn.edu/inclusion to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions          

•               Resolves issues and/or provides advice in accordance with AU Policies and Procedures where possible, and using independent judgment, refers issues requiring review.

•               Schedules meetings and organizes and prioritizes calendar and makes travel arrangements.

•               Prepares letters, memos and correspondence in response to communications received by the office, including external and internal University correspondence.

•               Coordinates materials for high profile meetings and events to include working directly with computer operations staff members to assist in compiling statistical data reports for weekly and called meetings.

•               Coordinates paper flow for the office and sorts and distributes mail; handles faxing, copying of material, and mail-outs, as well as filing completed paperwork.

•               May perform numerous administrative duties including, but not limited to preparing and monitoring the budget, payroll, travel expense vouchers and invoices, contractual agreements, cash and bank deposits, time logs, work orders, supplies, staffing correspondence, and/or class schedules.

•               May act as point of contact for students, faculty, departments, and vendors/outside agencies.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities     Knowledge of office rules, procedures and operations that require previous training and experience to perform.

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants      

Quick Link for Internal Postings https://www.auemployment.com/postings/29149

Austin, Boston, Boulder, New York, or Washington, D.C.

Senior Foundations Officer, Environmental Defense Fund

The Organization

Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.

Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.

We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 850 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.

Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?

Position Overview

Overall Function

The Senior Foundations Officer will lead the fundraising efforts for a select portfolio of foundation donors and prospects (six- to eight-figure gifts), as well as provide effective leadership to up-and-coming fundraising and administrative staff on the Institutional Giving team.

Department, Location, and Reporting

This position is part of the Institutional Giving team within EDF’s Development Department.  This position can be located in EDF’s Washington DC, New York, Boston, Austin, or Boulder office (with an option of geographic flexibility for the right candidate).

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner closely with program, finance, and executive staff to raise and manage six- to eight-figure gifts from foundations to support the work and mission of EDF. This entails a range of strategic stewardship and cultivation activities, including but not limited to:
    • Developing and implementing donor cultivation and stewardship plans.
    • Preparing high-quality proposals, reports, and other donor-facing communications in collaboration with program staff and grant writers.
    • Crafting strategic talking points and other materials for program and executive staff to use in donor meetings.
    • Cultivating relationships with donors and participating in funder meetings.
    • Ensuring accurate financial projections and donor information in our Salesforce database.
    • Leveraging the resources of department-wide research and donor engagement (communications/events) teams, as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain strong knowledge of EDF’s program work to effectively represent, through both written and oral communications, a wide array of regional, national, and global environmental programs to inspire donors to support EDF.
  • Lead and/or facilitate frequent and ongoing internal communication within the development department, with program, finance and administrative staff, and at times, with the executive team to ensure coordinated engagement with donors across the organization.
  • Effectively make a wide range of both independent and collaborative decisions in cultivating and stewarding donors, using his/her best judgment and the input of program staff and development leadership, where appropriate.
  • Provide management oversight and mentoring to mid-level officers and/or administrative staff, as needed, including delegating and overseeing work, and providing guidance to ensure smooth operations and high performance.
  • Work effectively with staff across all departments throughout all EDF offices.
  • Participate in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values.

 Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • A minimum of eight years of demonstrated success and progressive responsibility in nonprofit fundraising, including a strong track record of securing large gifts (at least six figures) from foundations.
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both as a team player and independently.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to work effectively across the organization and among geographically-dispersed colleagues.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Staff management experience preferred.
  • Interest in environmental issues, and demonstrated ability to quickly develop a strong command of EDF’s issues and work.
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Strong computer literacy, including Word, Excel, and donor management databases.
  • The ability to travel as needed.

Hiring Range

We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization.

The pay range for this role is 120,000 – 127,000 USD which takes into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.

How to Apply

Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter on our careers site at: https://www.edf.org/jobs/senior-foundations-officer-1

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant’s qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Brookfield, IL

Senior Vice President of Development, Chicago Zoological Society

The Organization

Brookfield Zoo typically welcomes more than two million visitors annually, ranking it among the top five zoos in the country in attendance and making it Illinois’ most visited cultural institution (of those that charge admission). Open to the public every day of the year, the Zoo is a remarkably beautiful and well-maintained 235-acre park, 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. It is currently home to a diverse, encyclopedic collection of more than 2,700 animals representing 413 species (mammals 346 individuals, 92 species; birds-1,062 individuals, 96 species; reptiles 339 individuals, 115 species; amphibians 260 individuals, 29 species; and fish 365 individuals, 81 species). In addition, CZS is certified as an arboretum, represented by more than 500 native and exotic plant species.

Position Overview

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which operates Brookfield Zoo, a well-established and world-renowned 235-acre zoological park and conservation center, seeks a new Senior Vice President of Development (SVP).

The SVP will contribute to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by reporting and working closely with the Society President and CEO. The SVP will help facilitate and foster a culture of philanthropy that assures fundraising success and strategically advances the CZS’s future. This new leader will develop and implement overall plans and strategies to advance the institution including, but not limited to: building the membership base, identifying, creating and strengthening external relationships and partnerships to benefit the organization, and securing philanthropic support for the CZS.

The SVP will be a member of a collaborative leadership team and will be expected to contribute to making institutional decisions, setting priorities, reviewing plans and developing policies and practices, in accordance with the CZS’s strategic goals for fundraising. The SVP will work closely with the President and CEO and members of CZS’ Board of Trustees in setting fundraising strategies and priorities that will help to realize the collective vision for the future of the Brookfield Zoo.

The SVP will have overall leadership responsibility development goals through the management of a development team and a portfolio that encompasses all development program areas: membership, major and planned gifts, donor society clubs, corporate engagement, outreach, philanthropic partnerships, data management and analytics, campaign gifts, events and women’s board and finance, operations and services. The SVP will be the principal architect and director of all development activities. This will require strong coordination with marketing and communication colleagues to ensure the CZS’s messages are aligned with the institution’s overall communications strategy.

The new SVP will have an exemplary background of demonstrated success in building relationships as well as leading a modern, complex development effort. Other essential qualities include exemplary interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, personal integrity, belief in accountability and excellent communication skills. It will be important that this leader be a strategic thinker who can execute the plan, as well as, the ability to build positive rapport and work effectively with a diverse and wide range of constituencies. The successful candidate should have a proven track record in fundraising and comprehensive knowledge of all major advancement functions, including the ability to solicit and close major gifts.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability that does not preclude performance of essential job duties, or any other status protected by law. The Society supports and promotes workforce diversity and strives to foster a work environment of respect and inclusiveness where the contributions of all workers are valued and recognized.  All employee are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted, unless they request and receive a religious or a medical exemption.

How To Apply

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile found at www.wittkieffer.com. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacòn Vance and Lauren Bruce-Stets at ChicagoZooSVPDev@wittkieffer.com.

Chicago, IL

Director of Operations, Steans Family Foundation

The Organization
The Steans Family Foundation (“SFF”) concentrates its grant making and programs in North Lawndale, a community on Chicago’s west side, and North Chicago, a city 40 miles north of Chicago, and on aligned policy and ecosystem initiatives. SFF observes the model of “place-based” giving, focusing on communities rather than a particular set of issues. It engages with those communities – listening to their concerns and needs – and then pursues opportunities to further the interests of the communities, always in close partnership with “on the ground” stakeholders.

Position Overview
The Steans Family Foundation (“SFF”) concentrates its grant making and programs in North Lawndale, a community on Chicago’s west side, and North Chicago, a city 40 miles north of Chicago, and on aligned policy and ecosystem initiatives. SFF observes the model of “place-based” giving, focusing on communities rather than a particular set of issues. It engages with those communities – listening to their concerns and needs – and then pursues opportunities to further the interests of the communities, always in close partnership with “on the ground” stakeholders.

How To Apply

Please click here to submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Noetic Search.
https://noeticexsearch.com/current-searches/

Chicago, IL

Development Manager of Grants and Foundation Relations, Cabrini Green Legal Aid

The Organization

Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) was established in 1973 to serve the legal needs arising from the lack of opportunity, criminalization of poverty, and racial inequity experienced within Chicago’s Cabrini Green public housing community. Since then, CGLA has grown beyond a single neighborhood to become a citywide, countywide, and statewide leader in proactively filling the void of legal representation, wraparound services, legal information and resources, and advocacy exclusively for low-income individuals negatively impacted by the criminal legal system. Any engagement with the criminal legal system can greatly disrupt an individual, family, and community’s quality of life.

CGLA is distinguished among legal aid service providers locally, throughout Illinois, and nationally as having expertise in legal matters related to the direct and collateral consequences of the criminal legal system. Since 2014, we have been the sole legal aid services provider serving Cook County with the distinction of focusing exclusively on individuals and families who have been adversely impacted by the criminal legal system in all legal program areas: criminal records, emerging adults, criminal defense, housing law, and family law. We provide direct legal services, advocate for policy reforms, and provide legal information and resources to other legal aid organizations, pro bono attorneys, and the general public. We also support our clients holistically with wraparound social services from our social workers. Our policy and advocacy work is not performed as a separate entity; rather it is informed by our legal services and the lived experiences of our Leadership Council, an Advisory Group made up of former CGLA clients and community members directly impacted by the criminal legal system.

CGLA’s Mission, Purpose and Vision

  • Mission: We provide holistic legal services that include social support services and advocacy for individuals and communities negatively impacted by the criminal legal system.
  • Purpose: CGLA exists to remove barriers to equity in the criminal legal system.
  • Vision: A more just and equitable criminal legal system.

Position Overview

Essential Duties

  • Demonstrated ability to research revenue opportunities, write compelling and effective letters of inquiry, respond to RFP’s, and develop proposals for private foundations, corporations and government grants and fee-for-service arrangements.
  • Prepare applications, proposals, correspondences, reports and other documents for submission to new and existing funders.
  • Ensure all grant and fee-for-service funder expectations are met.
  • Work with program/legal staff to obtain data and information necessary to complete renewals with existing funders within the deadlines.
  • Work with Program staff to develop and maintain all grant and fee-for-service agreements and MOUs pertaining to revenue awards.
  • Research new opportunities with foundations & corporations based upon CGLA’s priorities for all programs and operational support services.
  • Organize regular meetings to discuss updates, issues and recommendations regarding existing and future revenue sources involving foundations and corporations.
  • Work directly with Finance and program staff to prepare budgets for grant and fee-for-service applications.
  • Maintain database of all revenue sources involving foundations and corporations.
  • Monitor and track submitted, pending and on-going proposals.
  • Assist in developing annual reports, newsletters, and brochures.
  • Interact with funding organizations regarding status of applications.
  • Build positive relationships with existing and potential funding sources.
  • Maintain complete records of past and current proposals.

Other Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

  • Undergraduate degree from accredited college or university

Experience

  • Have 5 years of nonprofit experience;
  • Advanced grant writing experience;
  • Have a strong track record of success;
  • Have excellent attendance; flexibility to attend meetings/events outside regular business hours;
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel (basic to intermediate knowledge required)
  • Knowledge of Salesforce Development Software

Required Skills

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Management and planning experience;
  • Able to work well under pressure;
  • Experience developing and monitoring budgets;
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results;
  • Superior interpersonal skills; comfortable working with a diverse population;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both written and verbal;
  • Exemplary organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Chicago’s philanthropic sector

Supervisory Responsibility:

None.

Required Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm, 40 hours per week.

NOTE: Non-traditional hours – occasional weekends and evenings – are required.

Physical Requirements

  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Understand the speech of another person.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful work environment.
  • The employee is regularly required to sit, walk, talk, read, see and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to type, handle, or feel and reach. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Travel Requirements

None.

Working Conditions

CGLA has implemented a telecommuter and flexible work policy that allows employees to perform work remotely at the employee’s home or at an approved offsite location.  Employees must have adequate internet access to work from home.  If working in the office, you must be able to work in an open office setting with moderate noise levels and follow all COVID-19 safety protocols. Employee must have reliable internet access to work remotely.  The candidate selected for this position will be required to work 2-3 days onsite per week. The physical office is closed every Friday and employees work remotely from home.

How To Apply

Please utilize this link to apply.

Columbia, South Carolina

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT, Hammond School

The Organization

The Opportunity | Hammond School

Located in Columbia, South Carolina Hammond School is an independent preK-12th grade school who strives to bombard our students with experiential opportunities that connect them with the world to learn from it

The Opportunity | Hammond School

Located in Columbia, South Carolina Hammond School is an independent preK-12th grade school who strives to bombard our students with experiential opportunities that connect them with the world to learn from it in new ways – to think ahead. The learning takes place on Hammond’s 110-acre campus which includes 19 buildings, 85 classrooms, four art studios, three music studios, two dining halls, two gymnasiums, academic enrichment centers, Wonder Lab, and Innovation Center.

The mission of Hammond School is to instill in students a commitment to academic excellence and recognition of individual potential that will contribute to the development of their characters. Hammond School has been recognized as a leading independent school offering an education grounded in the basics but enhanced with opportunities for global learning and unique learning activities outside the traditional classroom that challenges and builds each student in mind, body and spirit. The school has many Pride Points, which include a rigorous academic curriculum, strong global and service emphasis, vibrant and broad focus on the arts, outstanding outdoor education program, and acclaimed athletic performance.

The Community | Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina is a city convenient to mountains and beaches. In just two hours you can be on a beach in Charleston, SC or head the opposite direction two hours toward the upstate and find yourself in the mountains.  Sporting News recently recognized Columbia as one of the “Best Sports Cities;” residents love to support their local college teams including the University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks.  The city also has a more refined side and is home to the Columbia Museum of Art, the SC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Columbia City Ballet, and a myriad of performing arts groups. Columbia has received numerous accolades for its cost of living, climate, job outlook, education, the arts, health care and recreation.

The Position | Director of Institutional Advancement

The Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for all aspects of fundraising strategic planning and development efforts, including Annual Fund, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, capital campaign, endowment, planned giving, and alumni and constituent relations. This job is accomplished through the individual’s own direct fundraising efforts as well as managing others and effectively leveraging the skills and volunteer contributions of Hammond parents, alumni, Board of Trustee members, and Development office staff.

The Director of Institutional Advancement also oversees Alumni Affairs, social media, and communications.  This position reports to the Head of School and is responsible for managing the Development office team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as a member of the School’s senior administration team and maintains close working relationships with key members of the Board of Trustees and Advancement Committee.
  • Develops and oversees fundraising strategies, fundraising plans, and donor relationships, including donor recognition and stewardship.
  • Evaluates current fundraising strategies and methods, recommending changes as appropriate.
  • Oversees the Annual Fund, major gifts, and other fundraising initiatives to meet or exceed annual development plan income goals.
  • Oversees endowment, planned giving, and capital campaign initiatives by cultivating and stewarding relationships with major and prospective donors.
  • Makes timely and accurate responses to donor concerns, requests, and gifts.
  • Works with the Board of Trustees to reach fundraising goals, to engage the board in fundraising activities, and to identify new funding prospects.
  • Prepares solicitation materials, recruits and trains volunteers, and educates internal stakeholders about fundraising.
  • Negotiates gifts and gift agreements and oversees the gift acknowledgement process.
  • Oversees the recording of gifts in database management system according to all IRS specifications as well as School policies and procedures.
  • Oversees alumni efforts to increase engagement, participation and support through relationship building and alumni sponsored events.
  • Oversees communications and social media to support the Hammond brand.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Candidate must have a proven track record in fundraising with a focus on individual giving and major gifts. Five years of development experience preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of principles and techniques of development activities, including annual giving, major giving, capital campaigns, endowment, and planned giving. Strong understanding of logistics for events and effective communication.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for prospects.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent people skills – Strong interpersonal, organizational, networking, facilitation, and management skills; able to work both independently and within a team-oriented structure.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to adapt to changing environments and priorities.
  • Exercises good judgement and decision making. Has the ability to work well under pressure and the ability to reason, think creatively, and solve problems.
  • Position requires absolute confidentiality and professionalism in appearance, attitude, and presentation.

Apply Here
Hammond School has retained Capital Development Services to assist with professional recruitment.  Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references.  All material will be confidential.  Additional inquiries may be directed to Jen Tozier at Capital Development Services, 336-747-0133 x 208.

Columbus, OH

Director, Programs & Learning, Philanthropy Ohio

The Organization

Read more about us at www.philanthropyohio.org.

Position Overview

Position Title:            Director, Programs & Learning

Reports to:                 Vice President, Programs & Learning

 

Position Summary

The Director of Programs & Learning serves a key role in implementing educational programs and professional development services. The Director is self-directed, highly organized and solution-focused with a passion for Philanthropy Ohio’s mission and a commitment to member service. The successful candidate has demonstrated expertise in the philanthropic sector and experience facilitating learning and leading programming on complex issues, including racial equity.

This is a full-time exempt position based in the Columbus-area with a hybrid of a remote and in-office schedule. Occasional travel within the state of Ohio is required.

Salary range: $55,000-65,000. Philanthropy Ohio offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance; 15 days paid vacation; paid sick leave; retirement benefits; and a collegial work environment.

Program Responsibilities

  • Plan, facilitate, and host in-person, online learning on a variety of philanthropic and professional development topics, including racial equity, addressing power imbalances and systems change.
  • Manage and support networking groups.
  • Lead implementation of our annual conference and statewide one-day summits with the guidance of the Vice President, Programs & Learning.
  • Collaborate with internal workgroups and teams to promote programs & learning.

 

Administrative and Leadership Responsibilities

  • Participate in board committees as assigned.
  • Participate in the development of the annual programs & learning work plan and budget.
  • Manage reporting for all aspects of departmental deliverables and programs.

Constituency Responsibilities

  • Represent Philanthropy Ohio and establish relationships with key leaders at member organizations.
  • Assist in providing specialized responses to service and information requests.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Commitment to our core values of Community, Courage, Voice, Integrity and Equity.
  • Comfort with discussing and leading in complex topic areas, including but not limited to racial equity, addressing power imbalances and systems change.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in customer service, facilitation, public speaking and leadership.
  • Experience working in philanthropy, grantmaking organizations and / or membership organization.
  • Experience related to implementing professional development programs.
  • Exceptional organizational, planning, administrative, and communication skills.
  • Ability to balance role of being part of a team and working independently.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Slack, Salesforce, project management tools, etc.
  • Four-year college degree in a related field.

How To Apply

Applicants must send both a cover letter and resume no later than April 30, 2022 to employment@philanthropyohio.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Denver, CO

Public Policy Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce the position of Public Policy Officer. This position leads the execution of advocacy initiatives to advance the Foundation’s policy agenda. The position represents the Foundation to multiple external audiences, building and maintaining productive relationships with policymakers, coalitions of advocacy organizations, and other key partners in community to advance the organization’s policy agenda. The Public Policy Officer also serves an integral role in the development of the Foundation’s policy agenda to improve health equity through racial justice.

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

Ideal candidates will:

·        be skilled at gathering information from diverse points of view, applying critical thinking and problem solving, and making decisions and seeing paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity.

·        excel in developing authentic relationships with various partners and stakeholders; producing written summaries and persuasive recommendations; managing multiple projects with consistency, timeliness and accuracy; and exhibiting a desire to learn.

·        demonstrate skill at connecting and building relationships among partners who may be unfamiliar with each other in ways that center equity and the inclusion of disparate points of view

·        effectively and persuasively communicate with others to build champions and enhance support for health equity and racial justice

·        have a broad understanding of the social determinants of health, policy/advocacy, and community engagement.

·        be able to work both independently and collaboratively, and responsively and proactively, within and across teams.

·        have motivation to identify issues, innovate solutions, and continuously improve practice through real-time learning.

·        have a deep understanding of the communities we serve, including communities of color, rural communities, and neighborhoods or regions that face the greatest health inequities – or other experiences or expertise that would prepare you to engage in this work.

·        be comfortable contributing to complex conversations around health equity, racial justice, and the Foundation’s strategies.

Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in public health, public policy, political science, healthcare administration, sociology, communication, or a related discipline and five (5) years professional experience working in the field of public policy advocacy or community organizing at the local, state, and/or national level. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in issue campaigns or the non-profit sector including managing partnerships and coalitions that center equity and racial justice.

How To Apply

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

This position closes on June 12, 2022

 

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

Denver, CO

Associate Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce the position of Associate Program Officer. This position will be working on the implementation of the Foundation’s priorities related to Advocacy, Capacity Building, and Community Solutions, as well as supporting our locally-focused work in nine communities across the state. These responsibilities will include community engagement, relationship building with community partners, reviewing grant proposals, managing active grants, and supporting special projects that advance the Foundation’s work.

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

Ideal candidates will:

·        be skilled at critical thinking, problem solving, and have an ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity.

·        excel in developing relationships with various partners and stakeholders; producing written summaries and recommendations; managing multiple projects with consistency, timeliness and accuracy; and exhibiting a desire to learn.

·        have a broad understanding of the social determinants of health, policy/advocacy, community-based work, and philanthropy.

·        be able to work both independently and collaboratively, and responsively and proactively, within and across teams.

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

·        have a deep understanding of the communities we serve, including communities of color, rural communities, and neighborhoods or regions that face the greatest health inequities – or other experiences or expertise that would prepare you to engage in this work.

·        be comfortable engaging in complex conversations around health equity and the Foundation’s strategies.

The Associate Program Officer will be working within the Community Investment and Impact team, including supporting implementation of strategies across Foundation priorities, and engaging in strategic relationship building.

A Bachelor’s Degree that would prepare you to do the work of community change, centering health equity and three years of experience. Two additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree. Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual and fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish or are multilingual and/or who have experience working with immigrant and refugee communities.

The Community Investment and Impact department spends a great deal of time in the community which requires the Associate Program Officer position a minimum of 40% travel throughout Colorado.

It is an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.6 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The starting range for this position is $71,199 – $83,745per year, paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits.  This is a full-time in-office position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

How To Apply

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

This position closes on May 31, 2022

 

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

Denver, CO

Associate Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce the position of Associate Program Officer. This position will be working on the implementation of the Foundation’s priorities related to Advocacy, Capacity Building, and Community Solutions, as well as supporting our locally-focused work in nine communities across the state. These responsibilities will include community engagement, relationship building with community partners, reviewing grant proposals, managing active grants, and supporting special projects that advance the Foundation’s work.

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

Ideal candidates will:

·        be skilled at critical thinking, problem solving, and have an ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity.

·        excel in developing relationships with various partners and stakeholders; producing written summaries and recommendations; managing multiple projects with consistency, timeliness and accuracy; and exhibiting a desire to learn.

·        have a broad understanding of the social determinants of health, policy/advocacy, community-based work, and philanthropy.

·        be able to work both independently and collaboratively, and responsively and proactively, within and across teams.

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

·        have a deep understanding of the communities we serve, including communities of color, rural communities, and neighborhoods or regions that face the greatest health inequities – or other experiences or expertise that would prepare you to engage in this work.

·        be comfortable engaging in complex conversations around health equity and the Foundation’s strategies.

The Associate Program Officer will be working within the Community Investment and Impact team, including supporting implementation of strategies across Foundation priorities, and engaging in strategic relationship building.

A Bachelor’s Degree that would prepare you to do the work of community change, centering health equity and three years of experience. Two additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree. Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual and fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish or are multilingual and/or who have experience working with immigrant and refugee communities.

The Community Investment and Impact department spends a great deal of time in the community which requires the Associate Program Officer position a minimum of 40% travel throughout Colorado. Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual and fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish or are multilingual.

It is an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.6 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The starting range for this position is $71,199 – $83,745per year, paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits.  This is a full-time in-office position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

How To Apply

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

This position closes on May 31, 2022

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

Denver, CO

Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce two openings for the position of Program Officer. This position is responsible for active community engagement, development and implementation of philanthropic strategies, and reviewing, recommending and managing grants.

The openings include the following bodies of work:

·        Foundation’s priorities of food access and security, child and youth physical wellbeing, and affordable housing.

·         Foundation’s priorities of access to primary care, social emotional early childhood support, youth and young adult resiliency, and adult recovery.

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

Ideal candidates will:

·        feel comfortable engaging in complex conversations around health equity and the Foundation’s strategies.

·        be skilled at critical thinking, problem solving, and have an ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity.

·        excel in developing relationships with various partners and stakeholders; producing written summaries and recommendations; managing multiple projects with consistency, timeliness and accuracy; and exhibiting a desire to learn.

·        have a deep understanding of the communities we serve, including communities of color, rural communities, and neighborhoods or regions that face the greatest health inequities.

·        have a broad understanding of the social determinants of health, policy/advocacy, community-based work, and philanthropy.

·        be able to work both independently and collaboratively, within and across teams.

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

Program officers are actively engaged in their assigned regions and communities, which requires a minimum of 40% travel throughout Colorado. A valid Colorado driver’s license is required for travel throughout the state.

A Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field, social work, public health or administration, business administration or other related field is necessary. Additionally, qualified candidates need five years’ experience in the nonprofit, public, or health sectors. Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual and fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish or are multilingual.

It is an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.6 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The starting range for this position is $95,872 – $112,600 per year, paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits.  This is a full-time in-office position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through their professional contributions.

How To Apply

. Qualified candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters, stating which position(s) interest you, on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website (www.coloradohealth.org)

The positions will close on Jun 5, 2022.

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

Eden Prairie

Program Officer, Environment, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

The Organization

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is the umbrella over the grantmaking foundations created by the late Margaret Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation. MACP provides meaningful support through long-term relationships with strategic grantee partners across seven program domains: Environment, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Arts & Cultures, Teachers, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, and Legacy & Opportunity. The collective assets of MACP place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.

Position Overview

Program Officer, Environment

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Eden Prairie, MN

About Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is the umbrella over the grantmaking foundations created by the late Margaret Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation. MACP provides meaningful support through long-term relationships with strategic grantee partners across seven program domains: Environment, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Arts & Cultures, Teachers, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, and Legacy & Opportunity. The collective assets of MACP place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.

The two foundations have separate boards and investment portfolios but share a common mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.

• Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is a private foundation that came into existence upon Ms. Cargill’s  death in August 2006. At year-end 2021, MACF’s assets are approximately $3.7 billion.

• Anne Ray Foundation is a supporting organization, which may make grants only to beneficiary organizations specifically named by Ms. Cargill. At year-end 2021, ARF’s assets are approximately $5.3 billion.

MACP’s Philosophy of Grantmaking underscores the values and guiding principles of Margaret A. Cargill by: using education and innovation as a means to achieve core purposes; empowering people to be self-sufficient; maintaining a low profile while meeting the needs of others; supporting programs that could have a broad impact, having socially redeeming values and standards, and that value life; and relieving suffering in times of disaster. As a core element of its philosophy, MACP invests in long-term relationships with key grantee organizations in order to find solutions that are consistent with the values of both parties.

In 2018, MACP began engaging in an in-depth learning and visioning process around diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ). We seek to foster a culture—both internally and externally with grantees, community members, and other strategic partners—where differences are seen and respected, voices are heard, and all individuals feel supported and valued for their authentic selves.

Additionally, MACP is engaging in a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice process that includes:

• Building intercultural competency and emotional intelligence work at an organizational level, to include deeper learning, dialogue, and action on racial and social equity.

• Increasing local racial equity and justice in grantmaking to fund local efforts to address systemic racism and social inequities; and

• Reviewing each programmatic domain to more formally examine the role justice, equity and inclusion currently play and can play in MACP’s grantmaking.

You can read more about our commitment here:

https://www.macphilanthropies.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/MACP-DEIJ-Vision.pdf

The Opportunity

MACP is seeking an experienced Program Officer for the Environment Domain who brings deep expertise in global field conservation work, grantmaking, and personal alignment with MACP’s commitment to community-based capacity building and long-term partnerships with grantees. This is a unique opportunity to play a key role with a significant funder in the environment and conservation space and a team of caring, engaged, and thoughtful colleagues based in Eden Prairie, MN.

The Program Officer is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of one or more Ecosystem Programs of the MACP Environment Domain, likely to include an emphasis on programs in the Asia Pacific region. This position reports to the Environment Program Director and works in collaboration with the Managing Program Director, other Program Officers, and Program Associates. The Program Officer will work with Environment Domain team members and other Foundation staff in supporting and managing an effective grantmaking program to support the strategic content and desired impact of the Environment Domain.

Under its existing and well-honed strategy, the Environment Domain at MACP supports grantees in a set of defined focal geographies to deliver effective, sustainable community-based conservation solutions to address the problem of degradation of the Earth’s freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems.

MACP’s mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment is more important than ever, and they need exceptionally talented leaders to help continue to advance this mission, especially in this critical moment. If you are such a leader, please review this job description and consider joining the MACP team.

Candidate Profile

The Program Officer, Environment’s core responsibilities are as follows:

• Serve as the lead in the implementation of a strategically aligned grantmaking portfolio for one or more Environment Ecosystem Programs, likely to include an emphasis on programs in the Asia Pacific region.

• Work with grantee applicants on all aspects of the MACP grantmaking process, including due diligence review of potential grantee organizations. Assist applicants in developing realistic proposals that are aligned with strategic funding priorities, within the scope of the budget of the Environment Domain, consistent with MACP grantmaking policies and practices, and within applicants’ capacity to deliver.

• Oversee active grants, track grantee progress, provide clear guidance and assistance to grantees, review and analyze grantee reports.

• In collaboration with the Program Director and Evaluation Team, and in consultation with the Managing Program Director, develop qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze program impact and effectiveness for the purposes of learning.

• Manage grantee relationships diplomatically in a manner consistent with MACP’s values and Philosophy of Grantmaking.

• Work collaboratively with MACP Legal, Finance, Grants Management, and Evaluation teams to conduct due diligence, assess institutional capacity, and monitor active grants.

• Promote partnership and a culture of learning within MACP, among grantees, and with peer funders.

• Organize and participate in site visits, at times with the Program Director and other MACP staff and leadership.

• Prepare written materials for board and management review.  Assist with board meeting preparations and participate and present information in board meetings as necessary.

• Monitor the external environment; policy issues, market trends, broader funding landscape, and other factors impacting program objectives in assigned focus areas.

• Represent MACP and the Program at meetings, forums, and public presentations, including with government leaders, community leaders, community-based organizations, and colleagues in the field of philanthropy.

• Facilitate connections and partnerships across organizations and institutions working on shared issues, in coordination with the Program Director and Managing Program Director.

• Hire and supervise contractors as assigned.

• Research relevant topics as determined by the Program Director.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned professional with eight years+ experience in ecosystem conservation.  A solid understanding of community-based natural resource management is essential including possessing a positive reputation as an effective collaborator with key stakeholder groups in this field.  International experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a wide range of cultural settings is critical.

Five or more years’ experience in grantmaking, preferably in the conservation arena, and a demonstrated track record of effective relationships with grantees and fellow funders will be important.  An undergraduate degree is required with a graduate degree in a related field preferred or significant related experience working in the conservation sector.

Candidates should have an active curiosity and passion for MACP’s program interests and values, including making a difference in communities, forming deep partnerships with grantees, providing support to low-attention needs, and working with humility. Successful candidates will be collaborative, positive, and able to deal well with ambiguity and change. They will be adept at building collegial relationships and able to respond to issues with clarity and diplomacy. They will inspire and foster trust and confidence in staff, management, and their colleagues.

They will be aligned with MACP’s grantmaking philosophy, which is grounded in the Foundation’s values and history.

Other desired skills and experience include:

• An understanding of the emerging trends, concepts, and technical and practical issues involved in philanthropy.

• Solid understanding of the technical and practical issues in one or more of the interest areas of the Environment Program (especially marine, terrestrial, or freshwater ecosystem conservation, and community-based natural resource management).

• Fluency in one or more languages commonly used in international conservation, in addition to English, preferred; overall cultural competence and the ability to be an effective communicator and partner in a wide range of settings is essential.

• Demonstrated, strong skills in strategy development, grant management, and evaluation.

• Strong project management skills including the ability to effectively manage time, meet multiple competing deadlines, quickly develop written materials, maintain a positive attitude under pressure, and manage budgets.

• Experience as a user of grant-management software and tracking systems (e.g., GIFTS, Fluxx) preferred.

• Strong interpersonal skills.  Proven ability to build collaborative relationships.  Self-motivated and able to work independently.

• Strong communication skills, including making verbal presentations and producing clear and concise written documents.

• Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative organization with consultative relationships vertically and horizontally and a strong service orientation both internally and externally.

• Capability of reading balance sheets and organizational budgets associated with grant applications and can understand and manipulate complex internal program budgets.

• Demonstrated capacity to determine appropriateness of applying a relevant and successful intervention or model from one geographic area to another.

• Demonstrated record of success working with a diverse constituency of partners and stakeholders to achieve specific programmatic outcomes.

Travel

25%, including extended international travel once it is practical to do so. During field visits, the employee may occasionally be required to travel and live in wilderness or remote rural conditions for a few days at a time, or to travel by boat or small aircraft to access points or people of interest.

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this description.

About the Twin Cities and MACP’s Office

Our community of more than 100 employees bring expertise from a variety of professional and personal experiences. We are inspired by a common mission, shared values, and the difference we can make by working together.

We are proud to offer a welcoming workplace that supports our employees’ careers, health, and overall wellbeing. We supplement that environment with activities throughout the year that promote collaboration, learning, and fun. Reflecting our investment in staff wellbeing, we have deepened our commitment to flexible work schedules and have implemented an innovative new approach to work arrangements in 2022. All MACP staff have a reduced workweek, with half-day Fridays, year-round, with the option of working remotely up to two days per week.

MACP’s home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota is a foundational aspect of our identity, reflecting an organizational commitment to sustainability, balance, and collaboration. In spring 2016, MACP completed a major building expansion, and our LEED Platinum certified building features include sustainable materials, outdoor meeting areas, a fitness room, and unique art and keepsakes from Ms. Cargill’s personal collection and others, that reflect our grantmaking and the communities where we work. Our space is a living reminder of our values.

Eden Prairie is part of the Twin Cities metro area including Minneapolis and St. Paul, which have over 3 million residents and together make up one of the metropolitan areas in the country. A unique blend of small town and major cosmopolitan hub, both urban cores boast a thriving business atmosphere.  The Twin Cities offer something for everyone, from national sports teams to a robust theater and arts scene, to a thriving “foodie” culture. The area also has a diverse range of neighborhoods and homes, with an atmosphere of a small town feeling with the conveniences and cultural hallmarks of a big city.

For more information about MACP, please visit our website: www.macphilanthropies.org.

For candidates seeking a welcoming, highly livable community with a strong focus on access to arts, culture, and the outdoors, the Twin Cities offers all of this and more.

Compensation & Benefits

MACP has identified a salary range of $133,000 – $170,000 for this role. Actual starting salary of candidate will be commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position.

Additionally, MACP is invested in the health and well-being of their staff and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to:

• Competitive compensation, including relocation support.

• Strong medical, dental, and vision benefits for staff and their dependents with competitive monthly premiums and flexible spending accounts.

• Reduced work week for all staff, with half-day closures on Fridays, year-round.

• Minimum of 20 days of paid time off, in addition to a week-long year-end office closure

• Retirement programs, including 401(k) matching at 5%, with access to employer-paid financial planning resources.

• In addition, the Organization may provide a discretionary contribution to employees’ 401(k) plan that vests over a five year period.

• Matching gift program for charitable donations.

• Additional benefits such as an employee assistance plan, an onsite fitness room, paid parental leave, and tuition reimbursement.

MACP policy currently requires staff to be fully vaccinated or to confirm a negative COVID-19 test result within the previous seven days. COVID-19 protocols continue to be reviewed.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Equal Opportunity, and Accessibility

We know that engaging, building trust, and making a difference relies on the collective wisdom and strength of a truly diverse organization. With this in mind, and as an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and strongly welcome candidates of all identities, lived experiences, orientations, and communities to apply.

Contact

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Molly Brennan and Alicia Salerno are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role, please visit this link here:

https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/18376

All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

About Koya Partners

Koya Partners, a part firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

At Koya, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our team, our clients, and the communities we serve.

Koya is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to creating an environment and team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and experiences. We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone. Koya does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

For more information about Koya Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.

How To Apply

https://apptrkr.com/3088237

FLEXIBLE (potential locations could include, but are not limited to Washington, D.C.; Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts; London, England)

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, International Fund for Animal Welfare

The Organization

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a global nonprofit helping animals and people thrive together. The organization comprises experts and everyday people, working across seas, oceans, and in more than 40 countries around the world. IFAW rescues, rehabilitates, and releases animals, and it restores and protects their natural habitats. The problems we are up against are urgent and complicated. To solve them, IFAW matches fresh thinking with bold action. IFAW partners with local communities, governments, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. Together, these global stakeholders pioneer new and innovative ways to help all species flourish.

With a dual focus on both rescue and conservation, IFAW is well-positioned to lead strategic and effective interventions that reduce or eliminate threats to animals. IFAW believes each individual animal matters, and values the individual animal from an intrinsic and welfare perspective, but also as a contributor to conservation. Through this lens, IFAW approaches species conservation and individual animal welfare threats as one. By addressing problems affecting individual animals, we are strengthening wildlife populations and vice versa. IFAW’s greatest strength is in the layering of its expertise from complementary rescue and conservation programs to achieve magnified impact. By understanding the strengths of each program, IFAW can better leverage its efforts to maximize results. Through strategic partnerships with diverse and multidisciplinary stakeholders, IFAW programs position the organization as a credible convener and lead agent for integrated impact at scale. IFAW’s hands-on, field-based and community-centered work across all its programs, linked to its political advocacy work at the national, regional and international levels, has established the organization as a leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation.

CORE PROGRAMS
Rescue: marine mammal rescue & research | disaster response & risk reduction | wildlife rescue

Conservation: landscape conservation | marine conservation | wildlife crime

 

ROLE SUMMARY
We are at a tipping point and in the midst of a crisis, the greatest humanity has ever faced. Species are on the brink of extinction, habitats are shrinking and disappearing, the lack of appreciation for the value of individual animals and their contributions to conservation goals remains and, climate change is wreaking havoc on people and ecosystems across the globe. All this is happening in a time when our assault on nature has given rise to deadly zoonotic diseases, one of which has become a global pandemic.

In response to this crisis, IFAW is embarking on an audacious five-year strategic plan (2021-2025) focused on improving the welfare of individual animals and the conservation status of wildlife populations in priority habitats through on-the-ground efforts and global advocacy. With a solid organizational foundation built, IFAW is now focused on growth.

Amid this environment of positive change and organizational investment, IFAW seeks candidates for the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Strategy, Programs & Field Operations (EVP), with direct access to and regular communication with the President & CEO (CEO), the CDO provides cutting-edge, strategic leadership on IFAW development activities comprising the following areas: direct marketing, major donors, legacy and planned giving, strategic partnerships, development operations, and campaign insight and analytics. As a key member of the executive leadership team, the CDO will continue to diversify and increase IFAW’s broad base of support across these giving areas, especially major gifts, while sustaining the organization’s historical strength in direct marketing. The CDO must foster new levels of donor engagement and an organization-wide culture of philanthropy. They will partner with the Vice President, Brand Marketing & Communications to ensure that development, marketing, and communications are fully aligned in advancing consistent, coherent external relations.

The CDO supervises an overall staff of approximately 72, including staff based in country or regional offices and the following five direct reports: Deputy Vice President, Marketing (direct marketing/annual giving); Deputy Vice President, Development; Director, Development Operations; Director, Campaign Insight & Analytics; and the Senior Administrative Coordinator. The CDO will be empowered to optimize the organizational design and functional alignment of the team in consultation with the EVP. The CDO will marshal these resources to increase prospect discovery and new donor engagement, contributed revenue and the diversification thereof, high impact partnerships, and powerful connections with IFAW’s existing stakeholders and emerging constituencies.

CANDIDATE PROFILE
IFAW seeks an innovator in development who has deep experience in major gifts fundraising and managing relationships with current and prospective high-net-worth individual donors, as well as a sophisticated understanding of direct response fundraising programs and their complementary role in building a high-impact, sustainable major gifts program. A strong preference exists for individuals with previous work experience in the conservation arena. The successful candidate must be a student of modern philanthropy and able to effectively leverage complementary development functions through strategic, forward-thinking integration. The CDO will be a proven leader, manager, mentor, and collaborative colleague who is comfortable leading major initiatives and supporting the leadership of others, and has a track record of effectively leading organizational change.

While IFAW will consider a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications/experience.

  • Dedication to the mission and goals of IFAW, and credible knowledge of current issues related to conservation and animal welfare. A demonstrated commitment to conservation and animal welfare through personal or professional endeavors, volunteerism, or other means.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in progressively responsible leadership positions in development, including managing relationships with current and prospective high-net-worth individual donors. Experience working in a complex nonprofit environment, with a strong preference for individuals with previous work experience in the conservation arena.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least 10 years of significant supervisory experience, including experience creating and managing a budget. A strong record of recruiting and developing exceptional people and fostering a transparent work environment where collegiality is a key to success.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of how to build diversity, equity, and inclusion in the development function; culturally competent with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual, and gender identity. Skilled at delivering solutions in evolving, multi-cultural environments.
  • Hands-on experience with six and seven-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies for grooming the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors. Success in securing gifts from both defined and undefined constituencies.
  • Ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process. A working knowledge of modern data management practices and techniques, including database information systems, data modeling, and analysis.
  • Experience in international fundraising and the cultural sensitivity it requires; knowledge of strategies and trends in global philanthropy. Experience working with individual donors on a global scale.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently to domestic and international locations, consistent with public health guidance.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

IFAW is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IFAW prohibits any discrimination in employment based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How To Apply

IFAW has retained the DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice of the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director and DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice Leader
Diversified Search Group
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, New York 10174
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Flexible, Mid-atlantic region preferred

Senior Officer of Operations and Organizational Effectiveness, SAGE Fund

The Organization

The SAGE Fund (SAGE) is a collaborative fund that seeks to strengthen the human rights accountability of powerful economic actors and address critical gaps in protection created by the global economy. The organization does this work by spurring innovation in partnership with grantees to hold all economic actors, particularly non-state actors, accountable for human rights violations; building knowledge, skills, and leveraging capacity (with a focus on the Global South) to analyze key challenges, fashion strategies in response to those challenges, and mobilize new coalitions and constituencies; and creating greater leverage within the donor and NGO communities by building consensus and an impactful agenda for the field.

Position Overview

The Senior Officer of Operations and Organizational Effectiveness, will report to the Director and will provide leadership and management of the following areas to support SAGE’s continued growth and impact:

Organizational Management and Collaboration

·        Work collaboratively with the Director on strategic decisions, including a vision for staffing and operations and aligning resources and systems for mission.

·        Direct and manage the overall operations of SAGE Fund and ensure efficient and well-functioning operations systems; develop and strengthen systems for human resources, administration, organizational planning, and development.

·        Design and facilitate systems of talent management including hiring & onboarding, team cohesion, and culture building. Set framework, goals, and cadence of staff meetings and staff connection points; support and consistently improve organizational culture in alignment with the organization’s mission and values.

·        Provide leadership and direction to how the organization most effectively leverages IT, databases, and other technology to support knowledge management and decision making for the organization.

·        Play a key leadership role in external events and presentation planning; ensuring effective project management, goals, participants, and process. Lead logistics for SAGE Fund convenings and meetings in virtual or physical space, including space needs, technology needs, travel, budget, visas, and presentations.

Finance and Operational Management

·        Serve as an integral member of the SAGE team with oversight of key financial health metrics, grant and contract analysis and compliance, and reporting and accountability; develop and maintain key financial tools; review, reconcile and confirm accuracy of monthly financials from NVF.

·        Refine organizational systems for generating budgets, financial forecasts, and other financial planning tools to drive sound decision-making, support grant and contract reporting requirements, and build capacity for strategic budgeting and program review and analysis.

·        Conduct financial sustainability planning, budget formulation and execution, grant and contract fiscal management, and other fiscal policy matters; assess, develop, and make recommendations to the Director on organizational financial policies and procedures and the development of systems and practices that will allow SAGE to fully capitalize on opportunities for expansion.

·        Lead SAGE’s partnership with NVF by serving as the primary point of contact and managing the relationship with its NVF account lead. This includes management and coordination of consultants, contacts, procurements, and IT align with both NVF and SAGE policies; and maintain continuity with NVF and advocate for SAGE as needed.

·        Steward the human resources function for SAGE in partnership with NVF, including drafting job descriptions and running hiring processes; annual performance review processes; establishing systems for promotions and staff development.

Strategic Partner and Program Management

·        Support the Director in cultivating and shaping strategic partnerships with other funders and actors in the field as appropriate, including negotiating new opportunities and programs initiatives.

·        Provide follow-up communication and relationship management with strategic partners as needed to develop, support, and maintain partnerships and initiatives.

·        Lead production of proposals and ensure timely, accurate and quality financial and narrative reporting compliance with donors.

·        Working with the Director and consultants, support evaluation and communications efforts to ensure that SAGE is assessing and communicating its impact effectively.

 

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

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

  • Eight-plus years’ experience in a management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agency.
  • Strong operations and financial acumen with knowledge of grants and contract processes and reporting, related financial and compliance matters, and an understanding of online systems that support grantmaking and contract workflows.
  • Experience in financial planning and management and the connection between finance, development, and program management for effective stewardship of resources and fulfillment of mission.
  • Systems and operations leader comfortable building and revising processes and procedures to enhance organizational effectiveness and plan for strategic growth; strategic use of data, forecasting, and planning to support effective growth.
  • Natural collaborator and team orientation with a seasoned professional approach that sees opportunities and solutions while identifying potential risks and areas for rigor and systems improvement; excellent organizational skills, the ability to think logically, and pay close attention to details.
  • Experience leading hiring processes and hiring staff as well as a proven track record of coaching and supporting staff across an organization and regardless of direct reporting lines.
  • Demonstrated qualities of leadership, maturity, and a commitment to positive organizational culture. Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, written, and verbal) that can translate complex topics into helpful information for a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work with and manage relationships with all of SAGE’s partners – staff, NVF, funders, and other external partners. High level of professionalism and unconditional discretion; ability to handle highly sensitive matters and assure confidentiality at all times.
  • Experience working as an integral member of a team, sharing responsibility, project management, and associated tasks toward the accomplishment of identified goals. Ability to work independently, including appropriately identifying next steps, and in a group setting with confidence and reliability.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and financial management systems.
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor. A self-starter with imagination, motivation, and creativity. The ability to stay calm and focused under pressure, meet deadlines, and understand time limitations.
  • A deep passion for SAGE Fund’s mission and impact. Familiarity with global human rights and the Global South a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or advanced degree in business, management, accounting, organizational management, or related field, or the combined professional experience and certification to be successful in the role.

COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, & WORK LOCATION

Work Location:  Please note: SAGE staff members and partners work across the world. The location for this role is flexible, however, there is a preference for candidates who are based in or open to frequent travel to the US’s Mid-Atlantic Region – mainly Baltimore, MD. For the most highly qualified candidates, remote work locations with limited ability to travel will be considered.

Salary and Benefits:  This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range for this position is $95,000 – 115,000 and is negotiable depending on experience. SAGE also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance; 3% automatic contribution and a 3% employer match on 401(k) contributions; and paid holiday, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

HIRING STATEMENT

Strengthening Accountability in the Global Economy (SAGE) is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding, and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

COVID-19 POLICY

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, New Venture Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at: HR@newventurefund.org.

How To Apply

For more information about the SAGE Fund, please visit:  www.sagefundrights.org

This search is being led by Carolyn Ho and Sarah Hecklau of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

Flexible, with preference for New York City or San Francisco

Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts, Planned Parenthood Federation of America | Planned Parenthood Action Fund

The Organization

Planned Parenthood Federation of America | Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts
Flexible, with preference for New York City or San Francisco

For more than a century, Planned Parenthood has been one of the nation’s leading providers of high­ quality, affordable health care for people in the U.S. and the largest educator of sexual health in the nation. Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of people throughout the world to manage their reproductive health, regardless of income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, or residence. Respect, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of the organization are essential to delivering on the commitment of Care No Matter What.

Planned Parenthood comprises 49 independent affiliate member organizations, operating under the Planned Parenthood brand with a presence in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) serves as the national office of Planned Parenthood and provides support for Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country in the delivery of care. The affiliates operate over 600 health centers that provide care for over 2 million people annually. PPFA’s international arm, Planned Parenthood Global, supports the educational efforts and health care delivery of partner organizations in 12 countries across Africa and Latin America.

PPFA works to expand access to care – from pioneering research on self-injectable birth control to offering new services for transgender patients, as well as making telehealth services, including medical abortion, available to patients across the country. The organization is leveraging technology, including a relaunched website and a number of other digital properties where, every single day, more than 200,000 people on average are getting accurate, reliable sexual and reproductive health information.

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF), a 501(c)(4) organization, supports advocacy and electoral work to defend access to sexual and reproductive health services, including abortion care, through: educating the public about reproductive health and rights; organizing supporters to engage in their communities; public policy and advocacy work, including lobbying; and limited electoral work, as permitted by law.

Planned Parenthood Votes (PPVotes) is an independent expenditure 527 organization, or “Super PAC,” that helps advance reproductive freedom through electoral influence. Its work includes unlimited independent expenditures for or against federal candidates, and state election work, as permitted by state law.

The Fights Ahead
Although support for Planned Parenthood has never been stronger, its mission still faces hostility from lawmakers at all levels as well as harmful decisions handed down by state and federal courts.

We see what we’re up against. It is likely that the Supreme Court will overturn or decimate Roe v. Wade, and abortion could be banned in more than half of the United States. We’re facing the greatest threat to reproductive freedom in a generation.

But we know that millions of people are counting on Planned Parenthood for supportive health care and inclusive sex education — and to fight for their right to access those services. And Planned Parenthood is ready to go all in to protect patients’ access to care.

Planned Parenthood has never backed down from a fight, and it is not starting now.

Position Overview

Role Summary
The Vice President (VP), Principal and Major Gifts (PMG) leads the work of the PMG team to raise the necessary revenue to execute the strategic priorities of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF), Planned Parenthood Votes (PPVotes), and the Planned Parenthood Federal PAC (PPFedPAC). The PMG portfolio is composed of high-net-worth individual donors and families capable of making gifts of $25,000 or more with an emphasis on relationship building to grow gifts and pledges to six, seven, and eight-figure gifts. As a member of the Senior Development Leadership Team (SDLT), the VP, PMG has a deep personal commitment to, and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and uses that as a frame to lead PMG and influence the direction of the division overall.

This position interacts with internal and external leaders and must have exceptional leadership and influencing skills. The Principal and Major Gifts team includes more than 30 staff members organized among a frontline fundraising team, a political fundraising team, and an operations team. Other constituents include PMG donors and prospects; PPFA/PPAF senior leaders; Planned Parenthood affiliate CEOs and CDOs; and PPFA, PPAF, and affiliate board members.

While Planned Parenthood will consider a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications/experience: 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Deep personal commitment to Planned Parenthood’s mission and values. Knowledge of relevant issues regarding sexual and reproductive health services, education, and advocacy.
  • Unimpeachable integrity and high ethical standards; mature judgment in handling sensitive information. Servant leader who is values-driven, committed to personal and professional development, and leads by example. Elevates institutional goals and values beyond personal gain.
  • Deep understanding of the connections between power; racial, sexual, economic, and gender inequity; and the intersection with reproductive justice. Applies strategies to address how race and gender dynamics impact supervisory relationships, organizational culture, partnerships, campaigns and coalition work, and can demonstrate a history of successfully intervening in problematic dynamics and deepening a racial justice approach within an organization, team, or campaign.
  • Open and transparent communication style and experience giving, taking, and implementing feedback. Demonstrated contribution toward a positive workplace culture and a feeling of welcoming and belonging for all staff.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills, with the presence, demeanor, sense of humor, and comfort level to serve as an inspiring, highly visible ambassador of Planned Parenthood.
  • Extensive knowledge of individual donor fundraising, including industry standards and best practices.
  • Empathetic leadership style for managing complex personnel situations and building strong relationships.
  • Leading a team by prioritizing inclusivity and bringing an equity lens to decision-making.
  • An emotionally intelligent, values- and results-driven leader who can positively influence staff and collaborate across departments and at all levels of the organization, and provide feedback and coaching to support the achievement of complex goals. Highly skilled communicator, both individually and in large audiences or public communications.
  • Commitment to the professional development of team members.
  • Strategic thinker that can translate strategy into actionable plans.
  • Ability to analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process.
  • Forward thinker with a track record of utilizing new methods of donor engagement and connectivity, who will be driven by innovation in developing philanthropic best practices in the current and post-COVID-19 world.
  • Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment with shifting priorities.
  • Commitment to integrating the principles of community-centric fundraising in order to strengthen the organization’s fundraising program.
  • Ability to travel, consistent with public health guidelines. 

Experience

  • Successful track record of personally cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major and principal gifts from individual and institutional donors at the level of six to seven-figures and greater. Strength in prospect discovery and in building effective strategies to compel new major donor investment.
  • Substantial management experience and demonstrated ability to establish, lead, and drive objectives – particularly in a highly dynamic and evolving environment – while operationalizing equity and setting an equity and justice-rooted strategy for advancement.
  • Proven ability to work with multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-gendered, intergenerational teams and workforces. Significant experience leading a team that centers inclusivity and consensus or other participatory decision-making models. Familiarity with Black Feminist Praxis framework a plus.
  • Experience fundraising for advocacy/electoral priorities and in a rapid response environment.
  • Experience navigating challenging donor conversations.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with senior-level colleagues, board members, and leadership volunteers on successful development-related activities.
  • Experience working in a federated/networked organization.

Final offers for this job will be based on capabilities and will be made within the parameters of the PPFA compensation program. Total offer package to include generous vacation + sick leave + paid holidays, individual/family provided medical, dental and vision benefits effective day 1, life insurance, short/long term disability, paid family leave and 401k. PPFA also offers voluntary opt in for Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Transportation/Commuter accounts. 

PPFA values a truly diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity and belonging. The organization’s goal is to attract qualified candidates and encourage applications from all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPFA is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation. 

PPFA participates in the E-Verify program and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

PPFA has retained the DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice of the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director and DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice Leader
Diversified Search Group
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, New York 10174
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Grand Rapids, MI

Chief Executive Officer & President, The Wege Foundation

The Organization

The Foundation continues to operate largely as a geographically focused family foundation guided by the principles set forth by Mr. Wege. It currently directs grantmaking across four pillars – Arts & Culture, Environment, Education, and Community Health & Wellbeing. The Foundation’s grantmaking also embraces cross-cutting themes applicable to all four pillars, such as an overarching commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion infuses all of the Foundation’s practices, policies, and grantmaking. Grand Rapids cannot achieve Mr. Wege’s goal that it become the best medium-sized city in the U.S. unless it is the best for everyone.

Position Overview

The Wege Foundation (the Foundation), a leading civic institution in Grand Rapids, Michigan, seeks an organizationally savvy, community-oriented, and strategic-minded individual as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The Foundation was established in 1967 by Peter Melvin Wege, heir of the furniture manufacturer Steelcase and a longtime, dedicated civic leader in Grand Rapids who passed away in 2014. The Foundation’s mission is to plant seeds that develop leaders in economicology, health, education, and arts, and enhance the lives of people in West Michigan and around the world. Economicology, a term coined by the founder, defines the balance needed between the economy and ecology. The word summarizes Mr. Wege’s advocacy for educating the public on the reality that a prosperous economy depends on maintaining a healthy environment.

The CEO leads a staff of five highly dedicated and talented professionals, an annual grantmaking budget of $19 million and an annual operating budget of $1.8 million. With assets of approximately $380 million, the Foundation is governed by a ten-member board of trustees currently comprising eight children and grandchildren of Peter Melvin Wege. The Foundation complements its traditional grantmaking with strategic social impact investing, program-related investments, and convening and capacity-building efforts across West Michigan.

The trustees seek a CEO who is inspired by the organization’s legacy and values, and who shares the Foundation’s commitment to place-based, family-directed philanthropy that contributes to transformational change and demonstrable impact. The CEO will work closely with an engaged board and a committed staff to ensure the Foundation’s approach remains grounded in the lived experiences of its community partners, that grantee organizations are supported via robust grantmaking and strategic collaboration, that its internal culture is just and inclusive, and the Foundation remains at the vanguard of environmental philanthropy and socially conscious investment.

The Wege Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to the search firm at: https://www.imsearch.com/Wege.

Kahn Lee, Managing Associate

Claire Hennessey, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

The Wege Foundation looks to recruit team members that are as economically, culturally and ethnically diverse as the community it serves. The Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion in all of its forms, including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How To Apply

The Wege Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to the search firm at: https://www.imsearch.com/Wege.

Kahn Lee, Managing Associate

Claire Hennessey, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller

Hamden, CT

Director of Impact Investment Strategy, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund

The Organization

The mission of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty.

OUR PURPOSE

We understand our mission is part of the larger work of bringing about justice and equity in the United States. We focus on education as both a process and tool for personal and social transformation, in addition to being a central institution in U.S. society. We work with those most affected to center the experiences and wisdom of communities of color and those living in or near poverty as indispensable to designing the solutions needed. We seek to inspire all to end racism and poverty, two of the most significant root causes of inequity in the United States. We focus our work in Connecticut as our home state and a state of stark inequity.

We understand that our endowment is critical for realizing our mission, not simply in generating funds for grantmaking, but in proactively addressing social and environmental injustices in how it is invested. We are working to align our investments with our mission, seeking out new opportunities to maintain our fiscal position while also positively impacting the communities we serve. We seek to work with diverse managers, invest in communities historically denied access to capital, vote our proxies in support of equity, and ensure our investments are creating a healthy, more equitable world.

ORIGIN

Archibald Graustein was in the first generation of his family born in the United States and the first in the family to graduate college. In 1946, he established the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund in memory of his late brother for “religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes.” During Archibald’s lifetime, the Memorial Fund primarily supported schools and hospitals, institutions that he saw as enabling his generation’s advancement.

After a bequest in 1993 from Archibald’s widow, Hallie Hubbard Graustein, dramatically increased its assets, the Memorial Fund adopted a single strategic focus: the improvement of K- 12 education in Connecticut, with a strong emphasis on early care and education. Throughout its history, the Memorial Fund has sought to both respond to current needs and honor the experiences and achievements of this 19th century immigrant family.

ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Memorial Fund was reorganized in 1993 and designed a three-pronged strategy to improve school success for all children in Connecticut with a strong focus on the years from birth to age eight. In the first twenty years the Memorial Fund created networks of relations that effectively integrate these elements:

Community Engagement – supporting parents and communities in the development of early childhood education plans; fostering the development of the capacity of communities to organize, analyze, reflect, and act on behalf of young children.
Public Policy and Advocacy – raising the level of awareness and discussion of early childhood issues and opportunities at the legislative, executive, and public levels.
Improvement of Instruction and Educational Leadership – partnering with school districts to develop leadership, build capacity and expand knowledge for improved student outcomes.
The first two elements were merged in the Discovery Initiative, which worked with 52 towns and cities across the state, advocacy groups and state government to build an early childhood system at both the state and local levels with communities working as full partners from creating the vision to implementation. This deeply collaborative work contributed significantly to the establishment of a state Office of Early Childhood Education in 2013.

The Memorial Fund established the Connecticut Center for School Change in 1994 to address K- 12 instructional improvement. The Center established its own governing board and attracted other sources of support that exceeded the Fund’s contribution. It runs today as Partners for Educational Leadership, an independent entity operating without support from the Fund.

After 20 years, in 2015, the Memorial Fund adopted a new mission to achieve equity in education by working with those affected and inspiring all to end racism and poverty. This mission embodies a commitment to ensure that those who are affected by policies have a voice in creating them and to explicitly address structural racism and poverty to achieve equity in education. As a learning organization, the Fund is also committed to reflecting and sharing experiences that inform both its own practice and the field.

In 2018, the Fund created three separate but interconnected Program Focus Areas to guide implementation of new priorities:

Building Community Power: support groups working to increase the power of communities of color living in poverty (i.e., youth, residents, students, parents) by providing information, support and equipping community members with the tools necessary for engaging in individual and collective, bottom-up, social change efforts.
Disrupting Institutional Inequity: activities focused on working with cross-sector leaders to develop and advocate for practices and policies that disrupt organizational cultures and structures that perpetuate inequities in education and other issues that intersect with education.
Transforming Key Systems: the transformation of systems and institutions what directly impact young peoples’ outcomes in school. Initially its own program area, Transforming Key Systems is now being considered the culmination of effective efforts in the Building Community Power and Disrupting Institutional Inequity program areas. In the end, strategies that elevate community power and include institutional leaders in understanding and reinventing detrimental systems so that they accelerate the advancement of people of color and people living in poverty.
In 2019, the Board approved an Investment Policy Statement (IPS) to begin the work of aligning the management of the Fund’s endowment with the mission and values of the Fund. Prior to this, most of the management of the endowment was focused on fiscal returns and the longevity of the

corpus. While financial gain is still a focus, current and potential investments are held to a much more rigorous evaluation, centering social and environmental impact along with financial return. As of the spring of 2022, approximately 20% of the endowment is aligned with the IPS.

Headquartered in Hamden, Connecticut, the Memorial Fund, has assets of $140 million and an operating budget of $9 million. Currently, the Fund has an 8-person board (2 family and 6 non-family members) and full-time staff of 10.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Investment Trustee, the Director of Impact Investment Strategy (DIIS) will provide overall leadership and direction for the Memorial Fund’s $140 million endowment. In alignment with the IPS, the DIIS will develop and fulfill this new Director role. They1 will make it a priority to preserve and build upon the collegial and collaborative spirit that exists internally with the Board and staff, and externally with the Memorial Fund’s grantees, partners, and the broader community of stakeholders, including the external team of financial professionals and investment partners.

1 We use “they” as an inclusive pronoun to refer to this individual.

The DIIS will coordinate all ongoing investment activities, including the evolving mission-adjacent work of investor activism, community investment development, and development of metrics to track mission alignment. These responsibilities will include coordination of investment consultants and monitoring investment performance in close coordination with the Board and Investment Trustee. They will also serve as primary staff support for the Finance & Audit Committee.

In addition, in coordination with the Executive Director and Senior Program Officer, the DIIS will seek out and evaluate potential local investment partners related to the Fund’s current grant-making strategies and serve as principal spokesperson for the Memorial Fund’s innovative investment program, sharing our work with the broader philanthropic community.

IDEAL VALUES AND SKILLS

The Director of Impact Investment Strategy should embody the following values and skills:

A values-driven leader with experience in and commitment to community engagement. A seasoned professional who is community focused and committed to shared leadership.
A deep commitment to the principals and priorities described in the Fund’s IPS, able to develop a coherent investment strategy for the Fund, while enthusiastically embracing the co-creation of this new role.
A champion of racial and social justice. An awareness of and ability to identify structures of inequity. Attentive to the plentiful opportunities to affect structures within the investment industry that contribute to systems that disadvantage the poor and people of color.
Emotional intelligence to deal effectively with multiple constituencies and complex relationships across the breadth of the Fund’s work.
Resiliency skills to lead and/or actively participate in advancing the Fund’s work relative to racial, social, and economic justice.
A reflective practitioner. A commitment to and experience with learning, exploring, and sharing for a common purpose. A listener who values and appreciates hearing from everyone, with the ability to learn from the stories of others.
Ability to confront personal, individual, and internal systemic bias with regards to race, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, ability, etc., which may require sharing and discussing personal identities in relation to the work environment.
Ability to work and navigate complex conversations related to power, privilege, white supremacy, racism, and oppression on a regular basis.
Ability to think conceptually, critically, and strategically. An agile learner with intellectual curiosity and openness to new ideas.
Analytical ability and knowledge to assess risk and willingness to guide the investment portfolio; striking a balance between fiduciary responsibility and seeking risks appropriate to the Fund’s bold mission.
KEY PRIORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Gain comprehensive knowledge and insights into the Memorial Fund’s history, mission, values, culture, programs, diverse constituencies, voice, and infrastructure to develop the Fund’s approach to mission-aligned investing.
Understand and embrace the values of the Graustein family (via direct interaction with family members and family-generated documents).
Develop a working knowledge of ongoing mission-aligned programs, understanding role of Investment Trustee, Board of Trustees, Investment Consultants, and various staff roles. Establishing strong relationships to develop best practices to move the IPS forward.
Lead, manage, and develop recommendations for all investment-related activities including: o Oversight of Investment Policy Strategy
Staff the Finance & Audit Committee and Investment Trustee meetings
Evaluation and coordination of Investment Consultants; including Request for Proposal (RFP) process, should change be necessary
Conduct due diligence for impact investments with Program Implementation Team and makes recommendations to Investment Trustee.
In conjunction with Investment Consultants and Board, oversight of investment portfolio performance
Develop Spending Policy Analysis and provide leadership and oversight for expected return studies. Interpret, develop, and make recommendations for changes as needed
Lead, manage, and develop recommendations for all investment activism activities including: o Proxy voting policy and practice
Coalition building
Community impact outreach
Actively represent the Memorial Fund at community-based meetings and events related to investment activities. Participating in local, regional, and national projects that contribute to the Fund’s mission.
Apply an equitable and anti-racist analysis to all functions to achieve the Fund’s goals.
IDEAL EXPERIENCE

The Director of Impact Investment Strategy should have the following experience:

Five years or more experience preferred in any of the following fields: investment management, finance, economics, urban planning, environment, law, nonprofit management, or business administration. Combination of relevant experience and training outside of standard college program will be considered.
Experience working in or with foundations and philanthropy.
Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and inclusion/social change.
Creative analytical and problem-solving ability that provides proactive, creative cross-functional thinking and ideas.
Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations of complex or controversial topics to public groups and/or boards of directors.
A history of communicating effectively and openly, both verbally and in writing, with a broad range of individuals and organizations.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Director of Investment Strategy will be expected to work out of our offices, based in Hamden, Connecticut, once we fully reopen, with some flexibility for occasional remote work. Due to the pandemic, our offices are only partially open at present, and we expect to fully reopen in the coming months.

The position will require travel around the State of Connecticut in seeking out potential investment opportunities and beyond Connecticut to national conferences. This is a position with full benefits and competitive salary. This job description is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund is deeply committed to diversity and equal opportunity. As such, the Fund is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. We will seek, and welcome, a diverse pool of candidates.

How To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information to: hr@wcgmf.org with the following subject heading: Director of Impact Investment Strategy. Also, indicate how you learned of the opportunity. All applications will be acknowledged and kept strictly confidential.

Initial interviews will be conducted in early May with applicants considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Position start is negotiable, with start as early as June 2022 a possibility.

Houston, Texas

Community Partnerships Officer, Episcopal Health Foundation

The Organization

The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) believes all Texans deserve to be healthy. EHF is committed to transform the health of our communities by going beyond just the doctor’s office. By providing millions of dollars in grants, working with congregations and community partners, and providing important research, we’re supporting solutions that address the underlying causes of poor health. EHF was established in 2013 and is based in Houston. With more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and works to help 11 million people across 57 Texas counties.  #HealthNotJustHealthcare

Position Overview

Reports to: Vice President for Community Engagement

Position Summary: The Episcopal Health Foundation believes that healthy communities are created when diverse people work together to develop community-driven, people-centered, health-oriented systems. Individuals, organizations, and collaboratives can be powerful forces in changing the systems that impact community health when they are effectively engaged.

The Community Partnerships Officer supports the Foundation’s Community Engagement efforts and works with the Vice President for Community Engagement to develop and implement EHF’s capacity building strategies for strengthening community health. This position leads EHF’s work to build the capacity of community health collaboratives and supports efforts to strengthen policy and advocacy capacity among community partners. This person is responsible for leading both the strategic planning as well as the project management and program implementation for expanding EHF’s work to strengthen community health collaboratives and expand advocacy for health equity in our region. This includes leading EHF’s recently launched Collaborating for Healthy Communities Initiative. EHF’s Community Engagement work is still developing and continues to evolve. The Community Partnerships Officer will play a central role in the continued development of this work.

Episcopal Health Foundation jobs are based in Houston, Texas and offer a hybrid work environment in which all staff work in the office Monday through Thursday and have the option to work from home on Fridays, when schedules permit.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Vice President for Community Engagement to develop and implement the Foundation’s overall community engagement strategy for delivering on the vision, consistent with the direction set by the Foundation’s board
  • Responsible for planning, project management, implementation and measuring outcomes of community coalition building and engagement efforts including the Collaborating for Healthy Communities Initiative (CHCI)
  • Develop capacity building opportunities for community leaders to support and strengthen collaboratives and advocate for health equity in their communities
  • Develop and implement strategies for strengthening public advocacy work on health equity among EHF partner organizations
  • Manage relationships with consultants and partner organizations for community engagement work
  • Build knowledge of best practices for strengthening community collaborative efforts for health equity (including racial equity) and ensure that those practices are part of the Foundation’s work
  • Help disseminate information on EHF’s goals, desired outcomes and strategies among community stakeholders, and communicate community perceptions back to the Foundation
  • Provide a high level of accountability and responsiveness to the diverse communities served by EHF
  • Collaborate with other EHF divisions to support the integration of EHF’s engagement capacity across the organization; May lead cross-divisional projects as needed

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of experience in program development, community organizing, community collaborative development or related work; Master’s degree in an associated field is preferred
  • Experience working with community collaboratives or partnerships
  • Experience working in health equity and/or social determinants of health preferred
  • Understanding of racial equity issues and experience with inclusive practices in program design and development
  • Strong and creative strategic thinker comfortable working in an adaptive and dynamic environment with a track record of success in developing and implementing new ideas
  • Strong project management, collaboration, and program implementation skills
  • Experience with public advocacy work and campaign strategies preferred
  • Track record of working successfully across a diverse range of communities, institutions and population groups and building commitment among stakeholders
  • Experience interfacing with a variety of stakeholders such as elected officials, community leaders and grassroots constituencies
  • Exceptional relationship management skills and the ability to be adaptive and diffuse difficult situations and an ability to be flexible in a team-oriented approach with diverse groups of people
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Experience in convening and facilitation of individuals and groups to work on collaborative projects
  • Comfortable working in an entrepreneurial environment with a culture of experimenting and taking evidence informed risks
  • Computer literate and experience working with databases strongly preferred

All employees are expected to meet EHF’s expectations regarding foundation citizenship. These include taking responsibility for actions and outcomes, being a good stewardship of resources, being transparent, being a team player, producing high quality work and maintaining a high level of productivity. All employees are expected to have sound knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and are expected to comply with EHF policies, procedures, and values.

Compensation:  Salary will be set in accordance with the successful candidate’s experience. In addition to salary, the candidate will receive Episcopal Health Foundation’s employee benefits which include comprehensive health insurance coverage and a retirement plan to which the Foundation will contribute an amount equal to 9% of base salary.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply at https://www.episcopalhealth.org/about/work-with-us/  The position will remain open until filled.

Kansas City, MO

Vice President of Strategy, Learning, and Communications, Health Forward Foundation

The Organization
Every day, we work to support and build inclusive, powerful, and healthy communities characterized by racial equity and economically just systems
With this as our purpose and reason for being, Health Forward Foundation is building the future of our region by grasping the issues that cause disparate health outcomes at their roots.  Health Forward Foundation’s mission is to achieve health equity and secure a fair and just region through leadership, advocacy, and resources. We support direct services and drive systems change for healthy people, community power, and equitable and just places. We support and partner with community-based and cross-sector organizations to improve health on all fronts, from providing vital health services, to working to advance safe and affordable housing, to amplifying the power that exists in our communities through civic engagement on matters that influence heath. Health Forward Foundation was created in 2003 with an original endowment of $440 million from the sale of Health Midwest, a nonprofit hospital system, to Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a for-profit hospital management company. Health Forward’s service area encompasses Kansas City, Missouri, and Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette counties in Missouri, and Johnson, Wyandotte, and Allen counties in Kansas. Our history in these communities predates the foundation, as these were the places served by Health Midwest, which after the hospital’s sale evolved to form Health Forward. The foundation is governed by a 21-member board of directors and is managed by a professional staff of 26 employees. As of December 2021, the approximate net market value of the foundation’s investment portfolio was $950 million. With nearly two decades of history, Health Forward has invested more than $332 million to improve health throughout its service area. Health Forward is committed to the process and the outcome of equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in its investments in services and systems change, employment practices, talent management, investments, vendor selection, and governance. Health Forward views equity as a fundamental element of social justice and integral in our purpose and to our mission. Health Forward Foundation seeks a senior executive agent of change to lead our efforts to develop and assess highly impactful strategies, deepen our learning from our work, and sharpen our influence in the broader systems in which we work. The Vice President will lead adaptive challenges that involves: positioning the foundation for the best and highest use of philanthropy within the context of our complex systems; developing diverse strategies for engaging these systems; and learning from our activities and investments so that we engage more effectively and achieve our intended impacts, while continuously advancing our purpose.

Position Overview:
The Vice President will provide leadership to the foundation’s cross-cutting functions which include strategy, learning, and communications, and partners in leadership accountability for embedding equity, inclusion, and anti-racism as a process and an outcome throughout the organization. Through the success of this executive leader, Health Forward will employ diverse strategies, including narrative change and communications-based methods, that create positive sustainable and measurable impact on health. The Vice President will be responsible for institutionalizing learning infrastructure and a learning culture, which demonstrates that concurrent learning and action are imperatives when operating in rapidly evolving and dynamic systems, thereby increasing comfort for risk, and learning from setbacks and successes. The Vice President will be a strong leader of people and adaptive processes with a focus on facilitating sound decision making in support of Health Forward’s purpose and mission. At Health Forward, evaluation must be in service of equity. The Vice President must possess an expanded notion of evaluative practice which embraces Equitable Evaluation;- a mindset and practice which repositions evaluation to advance equity and expand ideas of objectivity, validity, rigor, and embraces complexity. The successful leader will generate an understanding of and build capacity for centering racial and economic equity using mixed methods (qualitative, quantitative, etc.) to conceptualize and implement a longitudinal strategic learning plan designed to improve internal practices and measure systems level impact in the Kansas City region. Lead an integrated cycle of planning, evaluation, learning, and adaptation across the foundation and ensure that there is a systematic and organizational-wide approach to purpose alignment (strategic planning). Play a leading role in facilitating and coordinating the team’s review and updates of Health Forward’s purpose plan and Theory of Change, providing significant inputs on the impact we seek, strategies, initiatives, indicators, and outcomes. Provide strategic analysis and recommendations as required to support board and leadership decision making and resolution of strategic issues. Ensure that decision making is aligned with the foundation’s short- and long-term strategies through representation in the leadership team, and participation in the Program & Grants and Finance and Investment committees of the board. Reflect the direction and learnings of the philanthropic sector and health ecosystem, and center the voices of partners and communities most proximate to the issues and solutions in Health Forward’s purpose plan. Ensure the foundation utilizes internal and external data, including lived experience, to systematically assess community investments and provide a platform for foundation-wide learning and improvements to ensure that we become a best-in-class learning and action organization. Champion the infusion of learning as a key value within the organization, and as a core competency for all roles, ensuring learning is decentralized within the foundation. Ensure the learning team strategizes with and in support of all foundation staff to identify learning priorities, conduct, or commission research, and support the learning and evaluation needs of our partners. Ensure the development of knowledge management systems, processes, and practices that codify, store, and manage results and learning. Collaborate with peers and teams to analyze trends in the advocacy, grantmaking, and investment portfolios for learnings and impact to share internally, with the board of directors and externally. Cultivate a concurrent learning environment in which conception, action, and reflection through a lens of innovation and smart risk taking are highly valued. Communications Ensures Health Forward communications are an influential strategic asset, are informed by institutional learning, harmonizes our purpose and that storytelling and narrative change are integrated throughout impact areas, learning and evaluation. Publishes articles, participates on panels, and organizes forums to share Health Forward’s approach and learning with external audiences. Provides executive leadership within the organization. Leads a collaborative team providing integrated leadership across the organization, balancing care, and accountability to achieve intended impacts through coaching, supporting, directing, and guiding. Develop strong and collaborative networks in the fields of philanthropic strategy, communications/narrative, equitable evaluation, and systems thinking and measurement, Develop and manage a small grant making portfolio dedicated to research and thought leadership to advance the field’s understanding of systems, learning, impact, and equity in philanthropy. Contribute to a collaborative internal team and develop strong networks among peers within the larger field. RELATIONSHIPS: Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President will play a prominent role guiding strategic conversations among leadership and facilitating learning and purpose led governance with the Board of Directors. They will also be responsible for collaborating throughout the organization and learning from cross-sector partners, the field, and philanthropy serving organizations with respect to strategy, learning, and communications. The leader will be expected to lead internally and externally on these topics and provide regional and national thought leadership in relation to the foundation’s purpose. The VP is one of seven members of the leadership team which includes the: Chief Administrative, Financial, and Investment Officer. Chief of Staff, Director of Communications, Director of Community Investment and Impact. Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives. President and CEO, Vice President of Strategy, Learning and Communications. Reporting to the VP is the: Director of Communications, Director of Learning and Evaluation, Equity Fellow (internal fellowship), Learning role (vacant), Process and Innovation Strategist, The VP stewards critical relationships with:, Cross-functional leaders and teams within the foundation, Board of Directors and Community Advisory Committee. Regional and national partners and stakeholders.
Qualifications: A demonstrated commitment to and fluency in issues of health and race equity, economic inclusion, the social and political influencers of health and key areas of the purpose plan. Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience leading strategy, learning and/or measurement, with experience catalyzing social change within a nonprofit or social impact context highly desirable (foundation, NGO, advocacy organization, government, etc.). Adaptive leader with a high tolerance for ambiguity, and ability to successfully navigate changing and/or competing priorities, strategic frameworks, and definitions of success. A strong understanding of and an ability to teach, present on, and stimulate systems thinking and equitable evaluation. Advanced degree in social sciences, evaluation, or related field with substantial experience in research and program/systems evaluation. MPA, MPP, MBA, or PhD and communications experience preferred. Strong leadership skills with a track record of aligning and developing talent to achieve desired impacts, nimbly shifting between directing, coaching, guiding, and supporting. Must be able to facilitate complex discussions around adaptive challenges. Experience in matrixed organizations beneficial. Must be very logical and structured in thinking and have excellent problem-solving ability, but tempered by an unmatched ability to successfully pivot in response to opportunities and challenges. Deep sense of curiosity, and demonstrated experience in learning, distilling learnings and turning them into action. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a requirement for this position, requests for medical or religious accommodation will be considered.

Personal Qualities:
Servant-leader who embodies Health Forward values of Trust, Partnership, Learning, Stewardship, Equity, Inclusion and Antiracism. Compensation: The starting salary range for this position is $160,000-225,000. The package will be determined by the experience level, credentials and personal characteristics of the candidate offered. Health Forward Foundation offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance, paid time off and a hybrid work environment. We appreciate your suggestions or referrals to professionals who may have an interest in this outstanding opportunity.

Formal interest accepted here or direct all inquiries to:
OMNI Human Resource Management
Michelle Anderson, VP of Executive Search | manderson@omnihrm.com
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How To Apply

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Los Altos, CA

Children Families & Communities Program Associate, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

About The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David Packard, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. We continue to work on the issues our founders cared about most: improving the lives of children; enabling the creative pursuit of science; advancing reproductive health and rights; conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems; and supporting and strengthening our local communities.

Department Overview

The goal of the Children, Families, and Communities (CFC) program is to ensure that all children have access to quality health and early learning opportunities so they can grow up healthy, ready for school, and on track to reach their full potential. To that end, we are focused on: (1) Increasing access to children’s health insurance and quality health and nutrition services; (2) Improving early learning in all settings by supporting parents, child care and informal care providers; and (3) Advancing paid family leave in California and nationally.

CFC’s Early Learning strategy supports organizations working to improve training and professional development for early childhood educators and caregivers, and provide parents, extended family members, and informal caregivers with the information, coaching, and support they seek to create environments where children can learn, grow, and thrive. The Early Learning Team partners with California communities to test new approaches to strengthen and unify local early learning systems and explore ways to scale what works statewide.

Position Summary

Program Associate leads, develops, and implements the operations of the program’s strategies to ensure effective grantmaking in partnership with CFC Program Officers and internal stakeholders, while keeping grantees at the center.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Grant Operations (~60%)
•Drive all aspects of grant processing through their full lifecycle in accordance with Foundation compliance and financial requirements including, but not limited to, electronic grant file review, peer file review, data entry, issue spot and flag compliance/due diligence concerns, track grant approval, follow up on grant agreements and payments, track report deadlines, review reports for accuracy and confirm budget spending
•Build and maintain strong, collaborative and supportive relationships with a Team of Program Associates who support the program in reaching its operational and programmatic goals.
•Manage a portfolio of ongoing grants, payments, and reports on various timelines and ensure accurate and timely review/submission of files and information within the grantmaking system through each step of the grant lifecycle, leveraging developed expertise in Foundation legal compliance, grantmaking systems, and financial grantmaking requirements
•Build and maintain strong relationships with grantees to ensure a positive grantee experience and limit grantee burden; manage expectations, adapt, and negotiate in multiple directions, through the full grant lifecycle
•Lead the creation of the team’s annual grantmaking timeline/calendar; track and communicate monthly progress and proactively resolve changes in partnership with Program Officers, internal stakeholders, and grantees to ensure deadlines are met or readjusted as needed
•Draft all or most of parts of grant summaries without direction
•Collaborate with the Program Officer, Associate Program Officer, and strategy team to setup and plan annual grant budget
•Maintain grantmaking budget trackers and dashboards, reconciling for accuracy and tracking actual and projected payout
•Manage and track grant payments and requirements to ensure timely and compliant distribution of funds
•Proactively identify, make recommendations and/or build tools and processes that enhance effective and efficient grantmaking; rollout changes to the team to ensure they are well-understood and implemented correctly; develop expertise with the Fluxx Grants Management System in order to support the needs of the Team
•Understand the program’s strategy and grantees’ work to inform grant operations and ensure strong grantee relationships, contribute to team-wide strategy conversations, and collaborate with Programs for cross-program grantmaking
•Manage expenditure-responsibility in partnership with Program Officers, Legal Department, and grantees
Programmatic Administration (~10%)
•Lead logistics and, at times, draft agendas for on-site and off-site meetings, calls and convenings in coordination with Foundation staff and/or external vendors
•Represent the team as the lead and/or facilitator for various internal meetings
•Contribute to the development, training, and implementation of effective and efficient systems and methods of organization for team processes and work
•Manage team documents stored in a web-based system to ensure current and accurate documentation
Organizational Partnerships (~10%)
•Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with Foundation staff, , and a wide range of  grantee organizations, including small grassroots organizations and large national organizations.
•Participate in, and sometimes lead, guest speaker events, cross-Foundation working groups, and program forums to enable learning across the Foundation
Other (~20%)
•Leading the management of strategic projects that may emerge, by developing timelines, monitoring ongoing progress, and supporting the team in achieving its objectives.
•Contribute to the Early Learning team’s annual strategy dashboard report by supporting the team in gathering data from grantees, drafting updates to outcomes and indicators, and participating in meetings to reflect on and synthesize what we are learning.

Qualifications

Experience
• A minimum of 3 years of related operations and/or administration experience; experience in the nonprofit sector is desired
• Interest in the program strategy and/or philanthropy preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Strong operations and project coordination skills and experience, including the ability to proactively plan and implement projects, processes, and systems, both independently and with colleagues
• Ability to coordinate across internal and external stakeholders to understand needs, negotiate priorities, and develop alignment; ability to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships
• Excellent attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy and dependability
• Ability to develop timelines, sometimes with simultaneous and tight deadlines, and partner with others to ensure deadlines are met; ability to prioritize and adapt to changing needs
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g., Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and a willingness to learn and become proficient with Foundation systems
• Demonstrated ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team-based and collegial workplace, where a sense of humor and fun is valued.
• Committed to inclusion and deeply value creating a workplace that is supportive of difference; experience with diverse teams and success at navigating cross-cultural communication
• Devoted to growing own cultural competence and willing to actively participate in the Foundation’s efforts to integrate justice and equity in all facets of our work
• Consistent and dependable for full-time work and able to work overtime when needed

COVID-19

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except as required by law. Any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.

How To Apply

https://packard.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/92?c=packard&source=ABFE

Los Altos, CA

Grants Officer, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

About The Foundation

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

The Packard Foundation continues to support the issues its founders cared about most and awards over $400 million in grants domestically and internationally to: improving the lives of children; enabling the creative pursuit of science; advancing reproductive health and rights; conserving and restoring the earth’s natural systems; and supporting and strengthening local communities.

The Opportunity

This ‘vision to strategy’ review of all grantmaking strategies is creating new opportunities for growth, innovation, and elevation of grants management operations. This new Grants Officer role will be the resident expert in grantmaking operations and have the opportunity to build from the ground up, contributing to best-in-class grantmaking tools, strategies, and approaches for end-to-end grantmaking in the Office of the President.

The Office of the President oversees all operational, administrative, and programmatic work of the Board of Trustees. It makes grants to organizations and projects that lie outside the established program areas of the Foundation and are directed by the CEO and the Board of Trustees.

The unique vantage point of the President’s Office allows the Grant Officer to liaise and collaborate with administrative and program teams across the foundation. This expansive role allows them to share grants and compliance knowledge, advocate for new ideas for technology and systems innovation, and support consistency and improvements across the Foundation’s grantmaking.

Additional Considerations

The midpoint of the salary range for this position is in the $160K range.

The Foundation returned to the office in Los Altos in April 2022. The initial policy calls for all employees to be on site on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. Given this policy, all employees must reside in the Bay Area. All staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.

How To Apply

To learn more about the role and read the full description visit: https://www.goodcitizen.com/executive-search/packard-foundation-grants-officer/

Los Angeles, CA or Oakland, CA

Investment Associate, The California Wellness Foundation

The Organization

The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with over $1 billion in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs; healthy and safe neighborhoods; and quality health care services.

The foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolio. Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 45 located in its Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 12-member Board located throughout the state of California. The foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment, and safety.

Please visit http://www.calwellness.org for more information

Position Overview

The Investment Associate will join Call Wellness’ diverse and growing 5-person finance team headed by the Chief Financial Officer and will report directly to the Director of Investments. Finance oversees the foundation’s money, including our operating budget and our mission-related investments, and collaborates closely with other departments, including Operations and Grants Programs. The Investment Associate will add capacity to help maximize the endowment and PRIs and manage a larger, more mission-aligned, and more complex investment portfolio. The Investment Associate will have the opportunity to learn and grow within a supportive team as well as to interact with the CEO, the executive management team, and the Board of Directors, including presenting in Investment Committee meetings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Investment Management:

  • Assist in all facets of endowment oversight, including annual reviews of Investment Policy Statement, asset allocation, impact reporting, and long-term planning.
  • Assist in monitoring existing managers, including meeting with investment managers on a regular basis.
  • Monitor consultant investment transactions to ensure compliance with policy.
  • Assist in planning and preparing Investment Committee materials.
  • Monitor portfolio return calculations, working with consultant and custodian to reconcile any differences.
  • Monitor and report on industry trends.

Program Related Investments (PRI):

  • Lead execution of new PRIs, including completing new investment documentation and all other related activity.
  • Manage investment documents (such as amendments, manager communication, etc.).
  • Assist in performing due diligence and evaluating PRI opportunities as an active member of the PRI Committee.
  • Assist in preparing PRI recommendations.
  • Coordinate ongoing portfolio monitoring with PRI consultant.
  • Execute capital calls and monitor payments.
  • Organize and file ongoing PRI documents and communication.

Investments Administration:

  • Finance/Accounting Support
  • Coordinate audit support reporting with financial custodian and investment consultant.
  • Develop and update audit support schedules.
  • Assist in researching any valuation reconciliation differences between custodian valuations and manager statements.
  • Complete investment surveys.
  • Complete all other required investment filings such as Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and other foreign filings as needed.
  • Maintain investment timelines, documentation, and files to ensure timeliness and completeness for both new and existing investments.
  • Work with other team members on logistics of meetings, events, and conference calls as needed.
  • Assist with other administrative duties as needed.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Field Building Grantmaking:
    • Research and recommend potential grants to mission investing grantmaking.
    • Perform due diligence and draft recommendations.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining policies and procedures.
  • Assist with special projects, new initiatives, and other work as needed.
  • Respond to internal and external investment inquiries and communicate professionally with investees, consultants, and other partners.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidates will be aligned with our mission and values; possess strong analytical and program management skills; demonstrate exceptional communications and relationship-building aptitude to respectfully develop genuine connections with internal team members and various external constituencies; and embody, through lived experience, applying a DEI lens to our work. Key experiences, expertise, and interests that will contribute to success in this role include:

  • Work experience in investments, financial advisory services, investment banking, venture capital, private equity, consulting, or other related client-serving fields is preferred; experience in impact or mission investing and/or working at or with a foundation is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly through analysis, research, observation, asking questions, execution, and evaluation.
  • Innate curiosity with an interest in learning more about investments.
  • Aptitude for research and quantitative analysis, either generally or related to financial transactions.
  • Basic understanding of or aptitude to learn valuation and investment drivers behind various asset classes.
  • Basic knowledge of or aptitude to learn due diligence practices and investment performance monitoring.
  • Understanding of PRIs is a plus.
  • Advanced skill in Excel is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize duties with great attention to detail: must be able to balance multiple and competing demands, complete work accurately within stated due dates, and follow tasks through to completion.
  • Superb written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences; deliver clear and compelling presentations; and maintain high professional and ethical conduct including maintaining confidentiality and exercising discretion.
  • Excellent team player capable of working flexibly and collaboratively while taking on varied responsibilities within the Finance department, with other internal teams, and with external advisors, consultants, and other constituencies.
  • Entrepreneurial and solutions-oriented with experience or aptitude in creating and enhancing processes and systems.

CORE COMPETENCIES

The ideal candidate will embody Cal Wellness’ core competencies:

  • Live our Core Values: Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Equity, Stewardship, Excellence, Learning, and Trust.
  • Drive Towards Innovation: Be bold. Experiment and learn from both successes and failures.
  • Make a Difference: Yes, we can. Own our responsibilities and our ability to make positive change.
  • Contribute to One Team: We’re in this together. Our success is a collective effort.
  • Show Courage: Be thoughtful but act on your convictions. Be open to feedback.

How To Apply

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to references) by 5:00 pm PT on Friday, May 6, 2022. The link to apply is on our website and here.

Resume review begins immediately. Those selected for advancement may be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews (virtual and/or in-person) and complete a writing assignment. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in our application process, please let us know.

The California Wellness Foundation is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting – a Black- and woman-owned strategic management consulting and search firm located in Oakland – for this search. Questions or Nominations? Email us at calwellness@walkeraac.com.

The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. Additionally, we are a fair chance employer and welcome candidates with living experience with the criminal justice system.

The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not intended to limit the scope of potential work assignments. This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job and duties may differ from those as outlined above.

Los Angeles, CA or San Francisco, CA

Human Resources Generalist, The James Irvine Foundation

The Organization

The James Irvine Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation dedicated to expanding opportunity for the people of California. The Foundation’s vision is a California where all low-income workers have the power to advance economically. Since 1937 the Foundation has provided more than $2.2 billion in grants to organizations throughout California. The Foundation ended 2021 with more than $3 billion in assets and provided $128.9 million in grants. We have about 80 staff across our San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. The Foundation is committed, internally and externally, to the values of accountability, curiosity, empathy, equity, nimbleness, partnership, and transparency

Position Overview

This is an exciting time to join the James Irvine Foundation, as our grantmaking has grown steadily to reach $186.5 million in 2022. With this growth the Foundation is increasing internal capacity and expanding its workforce to ensure our continued impact, including hiring for a new position: Human Resources (HR) Generalist. This position will support, and ultimately run, the daily operations of the Talent department across onboarding; training and development; interviewing and hiring staff; administering pay, benefits, and leave; and communication of and accountability reporting for company policies and practices. The first year will be spent focusing on onboarding new employees; training and development; reporting; and employee communications and partnership. Professional Development budget, time, and support will be offered to promote learning and growth within the role.

The HR Generalist will partner with the Director of Talent on direct recruitment, liaise with outside recruitment firms, and manage staffing agencies for temporary employees. Over time, the HR Generalist will partner with all departments on all human resources related areas, conducting qualitative and quantitative research and analysis in support of planning and executing key projects. This role will ultimately own the operational function of Talent and serve as the subject matter expert for our Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) and Learning Management Systems (LMS) – Namely and SAP Litmos, respectively – ensuring they are deployed to their most strategic and full use. The HR Generalist will also provide orientation, coaching, and technical assistance regarding our Talent Advancement Program.

Ideal candidates will be highly collaborative, organized, and learning-oriented with some HR background and a desire to become a generalist across all core facets of HR. The HR Generalist must be collegial, curious, and accountable with the emotional intelligence and interpersonal savvy to build and maintain trusting relationships while using discretion and managing confidentiality. Ultimately, the HR Generalist should be passionate about aligning practices and systems with organizational values and centering the team’s needs and voice in HR solutions just as the Foundation centers low-income workers.

Irvine is dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and has committed to increasing our knowledge and understanding of systemic racism, identifying it as a persistent obstacle to our vision of a California where low-income workers have the power to advance economically. In 2020, Irvine pledged an additional $20 million of grantmaking to specifically address anti-Black racism and racial equity more broadly. The HR Generalist will be a key partner in the development of DEI competencies and will work collaboratively with colleagues as we look to operationalize racial equity internally within our processes and operations in 2022 and beyond.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the hiring of qualified job applicants and oversee new hire orientation and turnover.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for HRIS (Namely) and LMS (SAP Litmos).
  • Partner with cross departmental work groups to create and implement policies and processes.
  • Provide project management support and participate in the planning and execution of projects across cross-functional teams, as assigned by Director of Talent and/or Chief Operating Officer.
  • Handle employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees, and managers, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Review, track, and document compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory trainings, continuing education, and work assessments including safety and anti-harassment trainings, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
  • Perform routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs, including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and engagement; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Partner and lead employee engagement efforts, survey development and tracking, and organizing culture building activities.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations; recommended best practices; and review policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES

  • A strong desire to contribute to the mission of The James Irvine Foundation.
  • Ideally 3 to 5 years of professional experience and background in Human Resources or related operational or talent functions (e.g., recruitment, hiring, training and development).
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to racial equity with awareness of how systemic racism can impact organizational culture and society; participation in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts; and interest in applying an equity lens to HR processes and systems. Direct experience with racial equity work within progressive organizations is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-direct, plan, and think strategically; set and achieve realistic goals and objectives; and balance multiple priorities with excellent attention to detail and follow through.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to learn and work on new content areas quickly and to assemble and assess data and research.
  • Experience in positively contributing to a culture of learning.
  • A desire to work collaboratively in a dynamic team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, listening skills, ability to facilitate challenging conversations, and judgment in using discretion, managing confidentiality, and communicating within a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrated respect for diverse perspectives and an ability to make all people, across any area of difference, feel comfortable discussing potentially sensitive matters.
  • An empathetic professional with excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills. A personal style characterized by humility, flexibility, self-awareness, accessibility, a sense of humor, and the ability to work with grace under pressure.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Some experience with or ability and genuine curiosity to learn Namely and SAP Litmos.
  • Some experience with or enthusiasm to learn employment-related laws and regulations
  • Experience in growing organizations supporting midsized teams across multiple offices in a remote or hybrid context is preferred

How To Apply

The James Irvine Foundation is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting, a BIPOC- and woman-owned national strategic management consulting and executive search firm, for these openings. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to references) to irvine@walkeraac.com on or before 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, May 6, 2022. Use the subject line: HR Generalist Search. Submission via one PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred. Questions or Nominations? Email Jeannine N. Walker at jwalker@walkeraac.com.

The James Irvine Foundation offers an attractive benefits package. The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applicants who reflect the diversity of California. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (“FCO”). The Foundation greatly appreciates all expressed interest.

Miami, FL

Officer/Journalism, Knight Foundation

The Organization

We are social investors who support a more effective democracy by funding free expression and journalism, arts and culture in community, research in areas of media and democracy, and in the success of American cities and towns where the Knight brothers once published newspapers.

Our approach is inclusive and non-partisan; we value freedoms of speech and the press, and we often embrace new and innovative technology to achieve our goals. The qualities we look for are openness to new ideas; courage to push for change; and the expertise and tenacity to achieve the desired results. Tell us what excites you about this opportunity and why you are right for it.

Position Overview

Are you passionate about sustaining independent local news and strengthening press freedom? Do you have interest or experience in the field of local news, media law, or the intersection of the two? Do you pride yourself on driving impact by focusing on measurable, desired outcomes that are aligned with strategy? If so, we want to hear from you.

Knight Foundation’s Journalism team seeks an intellectually curious, impact-driven and detail-focused individual who enjoys working in a collaborative environment to advance the program’s investments in legal infrastructure and press freedom, primarily within the United States. The Journalism program advances local news sustainability through investments in business infrastructure, technology innovation and leadership development. The program also supports efforts to protect the First Amendment and to assure that legal services are available to journalists.

You will report to Knight’s Vice President of Journalism, and work closely with technology, business and talent program directors to help build a sustainable future for independent local journalism. For more information on the Journalism program visit www.kf.org/journalism.

Key responsibilities:

● Evaluate, develop, and recommend grant proposals.

● Manage a portfolio of existing grants to drive positive outcomes.

● Represent the foundation nationally to grantees and the community.

● Be the team expert on our press freedom and legal efforts.

● Research trends, data and issues in the field and provide logical and well-written findings.

● Manage special projects, external consultants and events in support of the Journalism program.

● Facilitate the timely flow of information by liaising and partnering with other foundation departments.

Things we look for in a successful candidate:

● Resourcefulness in seeking and recognizing opportunities, and savvy in advancing them.

● Ability to quickly develop and grow credibility and rapport with colleagues, grantees and partners at all levels.

● Well-developed ability to synthesize a range of inputs into strong written outputs.

● Openness to challenging assumptions and ways of thinking.

● Ability to learn quickly when facing new problems and embracing the challenge of unfamiliar tasks.

● Exceptional discernment, discretion and ethics.

● Belief in Knight Foundation’s mission.

● Experience with First Amendment and legal issues is a plus but is not required.

Knight Foundation offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package, collects and monitors vaccination status and is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply

This is an in-office position located in Miami.

Local candidates only.

Send your resume to: recruiter@kf.org

For more on Knight Foundation, visit www.kf.org 

New York

Accounting Coordinator, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Organization

Founded in 1940, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. The RBF’s grantmaking is organized around three themes: Democratic Practice, Peacebuilding, and Sustainable Development. Though the Fund pursues its three program interests in a variety of geographic contexts, it has identified several specific locations on which to concentrate cross-programmatic attention. The Fund refers to these as “RBF pivotal places”: subnational areas, nation-states, or cross-border regions that have special importance with regard to the Fund’s substantive concerns and whose future will have disproportionate significance for the future of a surrounding region, an ecosystem, or the world. The Fund currently works in three pivotal places: China, the Western Balkans, and Central America. The Charles E. Culpeper Arts & Culture program, focused on New York, nurtures a vibrant and inclusive arts community in the Fund’s home city.

Through its grantmaking, the Fund supports efforts to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy. The Fund’s programs are intended to develop leaders, strengthen institutions, engage citizens, build community, and foster partnerships that include government, business, and civil society. Respect for cultural diversity and ecological integrity pervades the Fund’s activities.

Position Overview

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) seeks an Accounting Coordinator to support accounting and financial reporting support to the accounting team, which performs accounting services for the RBF, the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), and the David Rockefeller Fund (DRF). The incumbent will be responsible for not preparing journal entries, monitoring cash balances, and reconciling monthly bank statements, with a focus on the RFF and DRF. The Accounting Coordinator will also assist with year-end reconciliations and the annual audit.

This role reports to the Director of Accounting, and the Director of Financial Reporting.

The starting salary for this role is $60,720.

Key Responsibilities

Accounting and Financial Supporting Services

·         Monitor cash balances for the RFF and the DRF to ensure each is adequately funded and coordinate with the Director of Accounting and Senior Accountant to arrange cash transfers as necessary.

·       Review and reconcile monthly bank statements.

·       Review the coding of invoices for payment in Bill.com and verify supporting documentation.

·         Oversee the maintenance of invoices, voucher records, journal entries, and other data as required to support and verify receipts and disbursements.

·         Provide guidance to the Accounting Assistant on the preparation of cash receipts and general journal entries needed for the monthly closing.

·         Provide accounting and administrative support relating to monthly corporate credit card statements and travel expense reports.

·         Enter transactions into accounting software system.

·         Prepare and coordinate weekly check deposits.

·         Ensure and verify that all weekly cash transfer requests have been confirmed and executed by the respective financial institutions.

·         Coordinate the prefunding of payroll and 401K transfers and review semi-monthly recurring payroll entries for the RFF and the DRF, including qualified transportation expense transfers.

·         Prepare journal entries for DRF short-term investment cash activity and reconcile between custodian and investment consultant.

·         Prepare monthly recurring journal entries for short-term investments for donor-advised funds and projects.

·         Review RFF’s quarterly reconciliations of grant payments and appropriations.

·         Maintain an Intacct-generated spreadsheet detailing contributions received by the RFF, according to fund/project, and update monthly.

·         Prepare Forms 1099-MISC for the RBF, the RFF, and the DRF and distribute annually to recipients and Internal Revenue Service.

·         Assist with support and documentation for annual audit processes.

·         Prepare closing year-end audit entries for the RFF and the DRF, including expense accruals, reclass of grants paid against appropriations, and closeout of rebill expenses against receivable accounts.

·         Prepare schedules for annual audits, including but not limited to year-end grant reconciliations, reconciliation of accounts receivable and accounts payable/accrued expenses, and consultant fee analysis.

·         Support and carry out special projects that may arise at the request of the Directors of Accounting and Financial Reporting.

·         Perform all other tasks as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

§  Experience with general accounting principles and procedures, including awareness of developments in the field of accounting, financial reporting, and compliance.

  • Ability to prioritize, work under pressure, meet short deadlines, and manage multiple tasks and projects with flexibility and attention to detail.
  • Aptitude with computer technology to efficiently accomplish work using e-mail, the Internet, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and accounting software such as Sage Intacct, Bill.com. and/or other payment solution software.

Education, Experience, and Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s in accounting or relevant field of study with three years in an accounting role, or a Master’s with two years of relevant experience.
  • Foundation or nonprofit experience is preferred.

Expectations of All Positions

Each employee is expected to:

  • Understand and support the philanthropic mission of the RBF.
  • Respect and value those who partner with or request assistance from the RBF.
  • Manage the resources of the RBF in a manner that maximizes the funds available for charitable activity.
  • Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in core responsibilities and institution-wide efforts.
  • Respect the contribution of each employee of the RBF and support colleagues in fulfilling their individual responsibilities.
  • Appreciate differences in perspectives and points of view and work collaboratively with colleagues toward shared goals and objectives.
  • Commit time to RBF activities and conversations that strengthen the Fund’s culture and improve its effectiveness opportunity in all work relationships.

How To Apply

Application Process

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion. The RBF is committed to becoming an anti-racist and anti-sexist institution (read more here). We offer a competitive salary based on the responsibilities of the role, a generous benefits package, and a pleasant work environment.

As we emerge from COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the RBF has adopted a hybrid-remote model for 2022. This role will have the option to work from home, if desired, with the expectation of reporting to the RBF’s New York City office (475 Riverside Drive), at defined intervals or when requested by the manager, or the RBF management team.

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and qualifications along with a resume to employment@rbf.org. Include Accounting Coordinator in the subject line of your email. No telephone or fax inquiries, please. Application deadline is May 27, 2022.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.rbf.org.

New York, New York

Executive Co-Director, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

The Organization

Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York assists over 400 member theatres in managing their theatre companies effectively so they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. Over nearly five decades, A.R.T./New York has earned a reputation as a leader in providing progressive services to our members—from shared office and rehearsal spaces to technical assistance programs for emerging theatres—which have made the organization an expert in the needs of the New York City nonprofit theatre community. A.R.T./New York’s 400 member companies are the heart of what we do, and we provide them with four core areas of support, funding, training, space and connections.

Position Overview

A.R.T./New York seeks experienced candidates to fill the role of Co-Director on a new Executive Leadership Team. Aligned with our values, the two-director team will jointly oversee an annual budget of approximately $7,000,000, a full-time staff of 19 and a part-time staff of 31 delivering a growing slate of services to New York’s nonprofit theatre sector. Specific responsibilities and areas of focus will vary based on the skills and interests of each director, as discussed with board and staff during the interview process and finalized in collaboration between Co-Directors upon hiring.  We are not looking for a unicorn who can be everything at once. We are looking for a leader excited to collaboratively originate a shared leadership model in which two partners’ complementary skills and passions contribute to achieving shared goals.

In our shared leadership model, two Co-Directors will partner in the responsibility of leading ART/New York.  We expect the Co-Directors to take the first year of their collaboration to determine the distribution of responsibilities and find an appropriate balance between supporting one another and leading together and independently.

These responsibilities include:

  • Lead the charge in championing nonprofit theater in New York City and throughout New York State
  • Articulate and communicate the vision and strategic plan of the organization with input from members, staff, and board
  • Ensure that values align across stakeholders
  • Champion diversity, accessibility, and inclusion across the organization
  • Advocate for our sector with elected and appointed government officials and through working with our lobbyist
  • Set annual advocacy and departmental priorities in collaboration with members, staff, and board
  • Foster collaboration between departments and manage teams
  • Guide the development and review of communication strategies
  • Maintain and manage the organization’s budget; develop and review fiscal management policies; set revenue goals
  • Set grantmaking priorities and policies with Grants staff
  • Participate in governance, oversight, and compliance with the board
  • Establish accountability benchmarks and auditing policies
  • Attend Ethics and Accountability Committee meetings, staff work sessions and trainings, and occasional programmatic or grantmaking panel sessions
  • Develop policies that create a safe, productive, welcoming experience in our spaces for staff, renters, and visitors and sustain reliable growth of rental revenue
  • Negotiate major vendor contracts and leases effectively and efficiently, with input from staff and board
  • Oversee the management of existing infrastructure and lead staff in the development of new systems
  • Cultivate new individual and institutional donors and strategically manage existing donor relationships
  • Review and revise external communications, marketing, and branding as needed

How To Apply

Submit your application materials via this form.

You will be asked to include the following:

  • A recent resume, either in traditional pdf format or as a link to a digital copy
  • Responses to a few questions in short-answer format, traditional cover letter, video, or audio file

In both the hiring process and employment practices, A.R.T./New York is deeply committed to accessibility for those who are d/Deaf, disabled, and/or neurodivergent. Your application materials may be submitted in writing, audio, or video format. Initial interviews will be held via Zoom. If you are asked to interview, we will provide you with the following:

  • A copy of interview questions in advance
  • A list of who will be interviewing you
  • Visual description of your interviewer(s)
  • Automated captioning during the interview (provided by Zoom)

We are happy to provide whatever allows you to bring your best self to the application and interview process. If you require an accommodation that is not listed here, such as ASL interpretation or CART captioning, please contact Senior Manager of Business Affairs Daniella Benavides at dbenavides@art-newyork.org and we will be sure you have what you need. Additional accessibility information will be provided to candidates as they advance through the hiring process.

At A.R.T./New York, we strongly encourage individuals from historically underrepresented communities (including people of color, trans/NB/GNC, women, and disabled people) to apply for our job openings. A.R.T./New York strives to create a supportive work environment staffed by people who love theatre, desire to support the field, and are committed to a just and diverse theatre community in all its forms. A.R.T./New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

New York, NY

Manager of Special Events, Women's Committee, Central Park Conservancy

The Organization

About Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy:

Central Park is one of the most famous and beloved urban public spaces in the world. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1857, the 843-acre park was the first purpose-built public park in the country and is a National Historic Landmark. The Central Park Conservancy, a private not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1980 to rescue the Park which had fallen into serious disrepair. Since that time, the Conservancy has overseen the investment of approximately $1 billion in the restoration of the Park, and now hosts over 40 million visitors a year.

The Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from the pace and pressures of city life, enhancing the enjoyment and wellbeing of all. The City of New York has formally entrusted the care of the Park to the Conservancy which is responsible for every aspect of the Park’s care, including landscape maintenance, capital improvements, and the visitor experience. Committed to sharing the best practices in urban park management, the Conservancy also serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. The Conservancy employs ~325 people and has an operating budget of $80 million.

Position Overview

Reports to:  Director of Special Events, Women’s Committee

Department:  Women’s Committee

Status:  Exempt/Full-time

 

Job Summary:

The Manager of Special Events, Women’s Committee will work with the Director of Special Events, Women’s Committee to plan and execute special events for the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy. The Manager will serve as the lead planner for two or three major Playground Partners events: The Playground Partners Winter Luncheon, the Annual Family Party, as well as Play for the Park Annual Tennis Tournament. The Manager will plan meetings and stewardship events as well as other smaller events as assigned. The Manager will collaborate with the Executive Director, Director of Special Events, Director of Membership, Playground Partners Co-Chairs and event Co-Chairs to reach fundraising goals and enhance the Playground Partners initiatives.

 

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

Donor Relations and Corporate Partnerships

  • Actively engage event leadership in details for event.  Host planning meetings, send update emails and keep them informed of gifts in their honor. Provide high level of stewardship and develop relationships that continue after the event.
  • Provide superior customer service to all donors, participants and partners, leverage relationships for continued Playground Partners and Women’s Committee engagement.
  • Work with the Corporate Development Team, Executive Director, Women’s Committee, WC President, PGP Co-Chairs and PR Consultants to identify, pitch and secure event sponsors, speakers, and in-kind gifts.

 

 

Event Production

·        Oversee all aspects of event solicitations, printed materials, and related communications, including writing content for solicitation letters, printed invitations, and event program, develop material for e-promotions, website, and marketing materials, communicate design strategy to graphic designers, facilitate internal and external approvals, all while keeping in line with tight deadlines.

·        Manage event vendors, responsibilities including gathering proposals, negotiating fees, reviewing contracts, collecting required documentation, coordinating onsite needs and production schedules, processing contracts and payment

·        Work with ED, internal communications team, and public relations consultants to develop and execute press plan. Tasks include development of event messaging, pre and post event press releases, press invitations, story placement approach as well as strategically curate photos for post-event media coverage

  • Manage logistics and production of assigned events including development of run-of-show, load-in documents, coordination with CPC’s operations team, as well as volunteer recruitment, training, and management

 

Data Management

·        Manage all data as related to events including build, pull and organize mailing lists, curate solicitor lists, enter new contacts into the database, register attendees and their guests in Raiser’s Edge, process and code payments, track finances (expenses and income), contact table buyers for guest names and seating rounds, prepare check-in database for day of event

·        Manage post-event activities: write thank you notes to supporters, sponsors, and other event partners. Ensure pledges are paid, organize data and prepare tax acknowledgement letters, plan re-cap meetings and document post-event notes. Facilitate tablecloth sales – cleaning, collecting payments, inspecting, shipping (if applicable)

·        Process contracts through database for signature, facilitate PO procedures and ensure vendors are paid on time, track expenses

 Minimum Requirements:

·        Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

·        3 to 5 years of relative special events experience

·        Ability to work independently and as a team

·        Ability to work under pressure and to multi-task

·        Superior organizational skills and ability to prioritize

·        Strong written and communication skills required

·        Exceptional maturity, tact, diplomacy and initiative.

·        Must be able to work effectively with high-profile volunteers

·        Familiar with the New York philanthropic community a plus

·        Excellent computer skills:

o   Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

o   Extensive experience with Raisers’ edge

·        Valid Driver’s license required and must be comfortable driving in Central Park and NYC

  •  Ability to move or transport small boxes and supplies, weighing up to 30 pounds, within the office and Park for event needs.

·        Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

This is an in-person position.

Salary range:  $70K to $75K (based on experience).

Safety Requirements

Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways, etc.).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

 Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter using the following link:

Manager of Special Events, Women’s Committee – Central Park Conservancy Careers (oraclecloud.com)

New York, NY

Stewardship Manager, Science Friday Initiative

The Organization

Science Friday is an award-winning producer of high quality, fact-checked, and trustworthy science news and educational programming. For 30 years, we’ve introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it is to learn something new. But we’re more than just a radio show. We produce a sweeping array of educational and entertaining science experiences through videos, podcasts, digital media, live events, citizen science, K-12 education and professional development, and at-home learning activities for families that directly serve hundreds of thousands of educators, parents, citizen scientists, and lifelong learners every year.

All of our work is independently produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the public’s access to science and scientific information. WNYC Studios distributes our radio show, which you can catch on public radio stations across the U.S.

Position Overview

This position serves a critical role in donor engagement and stewardship at Science Friday. The Stewardship Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for specialized donor cultivation and growing the stewardship and legacy giving programs at Science Friday. This is a growing role, aimed at growing leadership giving and personalized donor engagement at Science Friday. As part of a four person fundraising team this position interacts with Science Friday donor communities across the country to facilitate increased giving and donor satisfaction. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker, capable of working alone as well as in collaboration, is full of donor engagement ideas, and is passionate about science and learning. You must enjoy people and be comfortable hosting live and virtual events.

Reports to: Executive Director

To apply please CLICK HERE

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish a pipeline for growth of major donors for Science Friday.
  • Launch a planning giving program; stewarding existing donors into legacy giving at Science Friday.
  • Maintain a personal portfolio of 50-100 donor relationships with giving capacities of $250 or more.
  • Work in concert with the Individual Giving Manager to develop and deliver impactful donor newsletters, events, and reporting that cultivates and stewards prospective and existing donors.
  • Work with our Individual Giving Manager to identify new prospects for stewardship.
  • Draft and edit donor communications for the ED, Individual Giving Manager, Executive Producer, and Director of Institutional Giving.
  • Write, support, and disseminate Science Friday’s Major Giving newsletter.
  • Working with the Audience team to develop assets to support donor engagement.
  • Working with the Audience team to track success and engagement of all donor activities including donation campaigns, donor experiences, and solicitations; incorporating data information into future fundraising efforts.
  • Establish clear metrics and benchmarks for fundraising and donor engagement, evaluating campaign success and report findings at production meetings, all-staff meetings, and Board meetings.
  • In collaboration with our social and engagement staff, track audience comments for donor profiles and donor communication.
  • Follow fundraising best practices for fundraising and development, refining existing systems and making recommendations in regards to donor prospecting, data keeping, and analysis.
  • Collaborate with our Executive Director, fundraising colleagues, and our program leads (digital, radio, education, and events) to create compelling campaigns and strategies that appeal to both donors and general audiences.
  • Advocate for, and creatively implement campaigns for new and emerging donors using a variety of giving tools and platforms.
  • In collaboration with other program teams, develop questions that invite our donors to actively shape and inform our coverage.
  • Assist Individual Giving Manager with gift entry and donor acknowledgements.
  • Assist the the Controller with Quickbooks donation reconciliation.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience as a front-line fundraiser, in particular working with major gifts and/or planned giving.
  • A proven record of meeting and exceeding fundraising goals.
  • High emotional intelligence, a background in relationship management, and strong intuition for people.
  • A high level of discretion and comfort working with confidential, sensitive information.
  • Comfort working in databases, preparing financials, reports, and spreadsheets to enable effective fundraising growth.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ace writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience crafting original and compelling donor solicitations engagements.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Expected to be available and be able to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to connect with a large variety of people on a range of topics and interests with enthusiasm, empathy, and kindness.
  • People who love science are very strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Familiarity with EveryAction, our donor database system.
  • Experience with project management and strong time management skills
  • Familiarity with Slack, Google Suite, Asana, Airtable and other communication and project management tools.

How to Apply:  https://airtable.com/shrKR2PBgUQEWfJcO

Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000

Deadline: This is an immediate vacancy. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates should be prepared to participate in multiple interviews.

Additional Information:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Science Friday (and this role) is operating in a hybrid capacity where employees can work remotely or come into the office. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff. This role is expected to work from the New York metropolitan area and office, with considerable WFH flexibility, when it is safe to do so.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Science Friday is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  SciFri operates with the knowledge that journalism, science, and learning benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds. Diversity is essential to honest, trustworthy, accurate storytelling and promotes a healthier, happier, and more creative atmosphere. Science Friday strives for creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About Our Workplace:

  • We have a flexible leave policy that easily accommodates religious holidays, travel vacation, personal and parental leave, and sick days. We close our offices twice a year for a week for whole-staff recharge time (Mid-year in July and in December for a Winter break). We do not work on Thanksgiving or the Friday after.
  • Our building has a secure lobby with a fully handicap accessible entrance and key card elevator service. We have a flexible open office with adjustable standing desks, adjustable chairs, and large external monitors; our office also includes a small recording studio, lounge area, and a handful of flexible separate offices and conference rooms.
  • We use headphones a lot during the work day. We are really into office plants.
  • We provide 401K matching, health, vision, and dental coverage, mental health support, an FSA, and often get great science and scifi books to read for free.

How To Apply

To apply please CLICK HERE

New York, NY

Grants Assistant, Howard Gilman Foundation

The Organization

About the Howard Gilman Foundation: The Howard Gilman Foundation is a private foundation that supports the performing arts in the five boroughs of New York City. Our team-based, holistic approach focuses on acknowledging, studying, and empathizing with the unique complexities and needs of non-profit performing arts organizations. This approach is informed by Gilman’s core values, which include respect for, and trust in, our applicants and grantees. Our values manifest in our processes and procedures, as well as the type of funding provided. With an annual grantmaking budget of $32 million, the Foundation is one of the largest private funders of New York City’s performing arts sector.

As part of an organizational expansion, the Foundation now seeks a Grants Assistant to work with its current seven-person team. With guidance and support from the Director of Grants Administration, the Grants Assistant will implement Gilman’s grantmaking processes and procedures. The Foundation is simultaneously hiring for a Grants Manager.

Position Overview

Specific duties include:

  • Processing Core Grant, Discretionary Grant, and Out of Cycle Grant applications by performing due diligence, entering recommendation information, generating payments, reports, grant contracts, and award materials, and approving grants;
  • Managing new applicant registrations and providing support to applicants;
  • Tracking grant decisions during Staff/Docket meetings and providing relevant reports and other materials for Staff/Docket meetings;
  • Sending declination and approval emails and grant contracts to applicants;
  • Generating Board recommendation charts and grant indexes and compiling other materials for the Board’s review;
  • Providing staff with focused support in their day-to-day work in the Fluxx grants management system;
  • Working in partnership with the Director of Grants Administration and Grants Manager on the refinement of grants management systems; and
  • Providing administrative support to the Director of Grants Administration, including correspondence, scheduling, and the organization of data and files within Fluxx.

Qualifications:

  • A demonstrated interest in and commitment to the Howard Gilman Foundation mission of supporting the performing arts in New York City;
  • A process-oriented approach to tasks and the ability to move through systems with efficiency and accuracy, as well as respect for applicants and staff;
  •  Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task when necessary;
  • Professionalism, discretion, diplomacy, flexibility, and a good sense of humor;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, including proofreading;
  • The foresight to plan ahead and the flexibility to manage the unexpected;
  • The desire to work collaboratively in a team-based environment; and
  • The capacity to think creatively and the courage to express strong, vital opinions.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who:

  • Have prior experience working in Fluxx or other relational databases

The Howard Gilman Foundation is firmly committed to continuing to build a team with a wide range of perspectives. The Foundation strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates, and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any statuses protected by law.

Location and Hybrid Work Model: The Howard Gilman Foundation is located in New York City. Gilman uses a hybrid work model in which in-person workdays are paired with remote workdays. On average, the Grants Assistant will work two to three days a week at the Foundation’s midtown Manhattan office, as COVID protocols permit, and the rest of the week from home. Gilman understands and respects the need for scheduling flexibility.

Compensation: This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range is $55,000 – $70,000, and the final salary offer will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including a 403b plan with a 10% Foundation contribution, are offered.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@howardgilmanfoundation.org. The application deadline is Friday, May 20th. The Foundation hopes to welcome our new Grants Assistant to the team by no later than mid-July. The position will remain open until filled, with candidate review beginning in mid-May.

New York, NY

Grants Manager, Howard Gilman Foundation

The Organization

About the Howard Gilman Foundation: The Howard Gilman Foundation is a private foundation that supports the performing arts in the five boroughs of New York City. Our team-based, holistic approach focuses on acknowledging, studying, and empathizing with the unique complexities and needs of non-profit performing arts organizations. This approach is informed by Gilman’s core values, which include respect for, and trust in, our applicants and grantees. Our values manifest in our processes and procedures, as well as the type of funding provided. With an annual grantmaking budget of $32 million, the Foundation is one of the largest private funders of New York City’s performing arts sector.

As part of an organizational expansion, the Foundation now seeks a Grants Manager to work with its current seven-person team. With guidance and support from the Director of Grants Administration, the Grants Manager will oversee Gilman’s day-to-day grantmaking process and procedures, working to ensure alignment of grantmaking with our mission and values. The Foundation is simultaneously hiring for a Grants Assistant.

Position Overview

Specific duties include:

  • Managing the workflow for all grant processes in Fluxx (approximately $32M to over 350 grantees annually through 4 grant programs);
  • Working in partnership with the Director of Grants Administration to design and build new grant themes in Fluxx;
  • Documenting grantmaking procedures and providing staff training;
  • Building and generating reports in Fluxx to assist in internal staff research and the presentation of grant history, trends, metrics, and objectives for the Board, other funders, and/or consultants;
  • Managing the Fluxx payment process and preparing materials for the Foundation’s annual audit and 990;
  • Triaging Fluxx configuration issues from grantees and staff and actively working to maintain a positive user experience in Fluxx; and
  • Working collaboratively with staff to refine procedures and policies and shape additional grantmaking programs.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience with the grants management system Fluxx: required.
  • Two to four years’ experience in a grantmaking capacity: required.
  • A demonstrated interest in and commitment to the Howard Gilman Foundation mission of supporting the performing arts in New York City: essential.
  • The ability to communicate technical concepts effectively and create clear documentation and training materials: essential.
  • A process-oriented approach to tasks and the ability to design systems with efficiency, accuracy, and respect for applicants and staff in mind;
  • Recognition of the role grants management plays in fulfilling the vision of a Foundation and an interest in ensuring alignment of grant processes with organizational values;
  • The foresight to plan ahead and the flexibility to manage the unexpected;
  • The desire to work collaboratively in a team-based environment;
  • Exceptional organizational skills; and
  • The capacity to think creatively and the courage to express strong, vital opinions.

The Howard Gilman Foundation is firmly committed to continuing to build a team with a wide range of perspectives. The Foundation strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates, and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any statuses protected by law.

Location and Hybrid Work Model: The Howard Gilman Foundation is located in New York City. Gilman uses a hybrid work model in which in-person workdays are paired with remote workdays. On average, the Grants Manager will be expected to work two to three days a week at the Foundation’s midtown Manhattan office, as COVID protocols permit, and the rest of the week from home. Gilman understands and respects the need for scheduling flexibility.

Compensation: This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range is $85,000 – $105,000, and the final salary offer will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including a 403b plan with a 10% Foundation contribution, are offered.

How To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@howardgilmanfoundation.org. The application deadline is Friday, May 20th. The Foundation hopes to welcome our new Grants Manager to the team by no later than mid-July. The position will remain open until filled, with candidate review beginning in mid-May.

New York, NY

Director of Membership, Central Park Conservancy

The Organization

About Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy:

Central Park is one of the most famous and beloved urban public spaces in the world. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1857, the 843-acre park was the first purpose-built public park in the country and is a National Historic Landmark. The Central Park Conservancy, a private not-for-profit organization, was founded in 1980 to rescue the Park which had fallen into serious disrepair. Since that time, the Conservancy has overseen the investment of approximately $1 billion in the restoration of the Park, and now hosts over 40 million visitors a year.

The Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from the pace and pressures of city life, enhancing the enjoyment and wellbeing of all. The City of New York has formally entrusted the care of the Park to the Conservancy which is responsible for every aspect of the Park’s care, including landscape maintenance, capital improvements, and the visitor experience. Committed to sharing the best practices in urban park management, the Conservancy also serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. The Conservancy employs ~325 people and has an operating budget of $80 million.

Position Overview

Reports to:  VP for Development

Department:  Membership

Status: Full-time/Exempt

Job Summary:

Membership growth and feeding the donor pipeline is a top priority of the Central Park Conservancy. To that end, the Director of Membership is tasked to establish strategies to acquire, upgrade, and retain members through integrated methods online and offline (mail and in-Park). The Director is responsible for managing the Membership Coordinator and all aspects of the Conservancy’s General Membership ($35-$999) and Conservator Member ($1,000-$9,999) programs. The Director oversees the relationships and acts as the day-to-day manager of our direct response consulting agency, in addition to overseeing the data processing and fulfillment vendor.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with a deep understanding of direct response marketing. Additionally, s/he will be able to comprehend the “big picture,” while focusing on departmental tasks with special attention to detail and data.

Summary of Essential Job Functions:

Strategy and reporting

• Create and implement annual operating plan for the department focusing retention, acquisition, upgrade

• Create weekly, monthly, annual reports for VP

• Create and monitor annual budget

• Strategize with internal departments, notably Communications and Visitor Services, to optimize general donations and membership

Staff Management

• Train, develop and oversee Membership Coordinator

Vendor Management

• Manage relationships, including contract negotiations, direct response consultants and other associated vendors

• Oversee production of all mailings, which includes approving budgets, editing copy and artwork, and routing for necessary approvals

• Manage data processing and fulfillment vendor to ensure the efficient fulfillment of all acknowledgements, benefit premiums, or special premiums for members/donors <$1,000

• Manage and maintain USPS Business Reply Fees and Permits and monitor mail volume for any slowdowns or issues

Data and Gift Processing

• Supervise the Membership Coordinator in the pulling and formatting of mailing lists

• Act as point person for online data requests from direct response consulting agency, ensure requests reflect integrated strategies and are campaigns are coordinated

• Pull, format, and create all online data lists and segments

• Create annual appeal and package codes for direct response efforts and project revenue goals

• Provide annual data to direct response consulting agency for ROI analysis

• Provide direct response consulting agency with quarterly lists for exchange and modeling

• Establish and maintain data integrity and accuracy as it relates to Membership in Raiser’s Edge including address hygiene and NCOA updates

• Manage membership gift process in coordination with Data Management, Finance and IT

• Approve Membership department offline gift batches and online tribute and special campaign gift batches (example – Essential Central Park) to ensure accurate data entry

Digital Fundraising

• Work with Communications to oversee production of all online fundraising campaigns, web assets, and fundraising pages online (including donation forms and general support pages on centralparknyc.org)

• Work with direct response consulting agency to track, report, modify e-renewals to maximize return

• Work with Development Coordinator to build out sustainer program

Stewardship

• Work with Special Events to develop members benefit and stewardship programs

• Oversee design and production of membership marketing and promotional materials such as brochures, cards, letterhead

• Work with Communications to create 3x annual donor newsletter

• Work with Communications and Special Events to create monthly donor e-newsletter highlight member programs and benefits

• Approve Conservator listings in Annual Report

• Draft membership materials such as acknowledgements, thank you letters and emails, special marketing materials

• Attend General Membership and Conservator events such as Autumn Amble and Spring Blooms tours, Marathon Breakfast, Conservatory Garden Party, NY Philharmonic, etc.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

• 5 to 7 years of experience in fundraising with strong experience in management of membership programs

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

• Strong oral and written communication

• Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, time management skills and the ability to prioritize

• Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment and to carry out projects independently, managing multiple deadlines and using own initiative

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word).

• Experience with the Raiser’s Edge, Luminate Online or other fundraising database is preferred.

This is an in-person position.

Salary range:  $100K to $130K (based on experience).

Safety Requirements

Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations. Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities. Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways, etc.). If an employee discovers a potentially dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Director of Membership – Central Park Conservancy Careers (oraclecloud.com)

New York, NY

Grant Programs and Communications Manager, Comic Relief US

The Organization

Comic Relief US is committed to breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Through the power of entertainment we drive awareness and amplify the voices of the most under–resourced communities.

Since its launch in the US in 2015, Comic Relief US has fundraised over $330 million in total, with $275 million raised through its signature Red Nose Day campaign.

Comic Relief US invests in nonprofit and community-led organizations with programs focused on tackling the root causes and consequences of poverty and social injustice. We support initiatives and policies that advance economic opportunity and leadership development in communities directly impacted by intergenerational poverty.

As a connector and convener, we engage the public, corporate and nonprofit partners to raise awareness and funds to address the world’s most pressing social issues.

Position Overview

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Grant Programs and Communications Manager provides critical grants management support and serves as a bridge between the Grants Team and other Comic Relief USA (CR USA) departments. This position helps the organization deliver and communicate about its grants program so as to achieve CR USA’s vision of a just world free from poverty.  This position helps develop and implement systems to ensure the Grants Team is providing needed information to deliver the Red Nose Day (RND) Campaign and the organization as a whole is “leading with impact.” The Grants Programs and Communications Manager, working with the SVP of Grants Programs, works with grantee partners to ensure the effective project management of and communication about the 2017 Hand in Hand (HiH) Hurricane Relief Fund.

The Grant Programs and Communications Manager reports to the SVP of Grants Programs, with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Director of Grants Programs S/he supervises the Grant Programs Coordinator, Interns and Fellows as and when appropriate. In partnership with the Director of Grants Programs, S/he facilitates and ensures strong relationships across CR USA departments. S/he is the primary point of contact with RND grantees with regard to communications, disaster relief response, and intermediary processes.  The Grant Programs and Communications Manager plays an essential role on the Grants Team in order to promote the engagement and growth of all Team members and enhance the Team’s ability to support the organization and our grantee partners.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

GRANTS MANAGER/GRANTEE RELATIONSHIPS (25%)

  • With the full Grants Team, develop strong partnerships with Grantee Partners, grounded in trust and respect; serve as a primary point of contact for Grantee Partners on all matters relating to Red Nose Day campaign support and year-round Comic Relief partnership.
  • Along with Grants Programs Manager, stay fully apprised of Foundant capabilities so Grants Team and full organization can make full use of the platform; collect and maintain data in Foundant; run reports on impact data as required.
  • Play key roles in coordination, content and design of Grantee and thought / field leadership gatherings.
  • Partner with the SVP of Grants Programs on Intermediary Funders and with the Director of Grants Programs on Rapid Response grant making; conduct research and assess concept notes/proposals for potential Community Foundation and Rapid Response Grantee Partners, as needed.
  • Build proficiency in Foundant, with the potential to attend or host a Foundant training.
  • In partnership with the Director of Grants Programs, prepare documents/agenda, facilitate meeting and take notes/action items for Core Grantee Partner calls.
  • Continue to maintain strong working relationships with Hand in Hand grantees to ensure effective program implementation and strong communications; keep a record of all Hand in Hand records in the grants management system.

STRATEGY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (25%)

  • Support the development of RND and other potential CRUS campaign’s grants strategies.
  • Conduct portfolio and issue-related research, as needed.
  • If applicable and in partnership with the Director of Grants Programs, help determine when to engage in Rapid Response grantmaking, conduct outreach, and assess concept notes for Rapid Response grants.
  • Conduct research and assess concept notes/proposals for potential Opportunity Grantee Partners, as needed.
  • Youth Advisory Council
    • Ensure high-functioning, productive YAC is anchored in trusting relationships and has ample opportunities to grow and exercise their leadership;
    • Deliver strong curriculum and training for YAC members;
    • Successfully launch new YAC fund;
    • Develop and implement compelling grantmaking process and guidelines;
    • Engage in field development activities for shared learning;
    • Connect YAC members to external speaking & professional development opportunities;
    • Collaborate across CRUS teams to communicate on YAC;
    • Plan for new cohort and longer, staggered terms for 2020-21 cohort.
    • Launch & facilitate mentorship program

 

IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS, STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, CROSS-DEPARTMENTAL PARTNERSHIP & COORDINATION (40%)

  • Manage the collection and filing of Grantee Partners’ assets, including case studies, photographs, videos, ‘money buys’ and other impact-related content.
  • Produce or provide feedback on impact-related content; research and write issue briefs/talking points for senior leaders.
  • Provide research, logistical, and safeguarding support on filming projects with Grantee Partners to ensure that CR USA’s relationships with its Grantee Partners are protected and RND’s impact is portrayed accurately and ethically; connect film crews with relevant Grantee Partners, participate in briefing calls, and attend filming trips as required.
  • Provide logistical support and grantee relationship management for stakeholder site visits; coordinate with the fundraising and operations departments.
  • Act as the primary point of contact and manager of grants and impact-related inquiries. Maintain strong communication with the Director of Grant Programs and SVP of Grants Programs about requests for information and support relating to the Red Nose Day Campaign.
  • Serve as a consultative partner to other departments looking to leverage grantee-provided assets; support the Director of Grants Programs as a liaison between other CR USA departments and the relevant marketing, communications, PR, creative, digital and talent counterparts at Grantee Partners.
  • Partner with both the operations and creative team on best practices for Safeguarding and the management of clearances and rights for impact-related assets, ensuring the dignity and privacy of featured person(s).
  • Support internal learning opportunities about grantmaking, impact and relevant issues.
  • Collect, share across departments and coordinate CR USA’s participation in events relating to Grantee Partners, relevant issue areas and other impact-related initiatives.
  • In partnership with the SVP of Grant Programs and Director of Communications, pursue and facilitate thought leadership and advocacy opportunities for Comic Relief US; build an advocacy strategy to help guide CRUS’s plans and decisions as they relate to thought leadership and advocacy.

 

GRANTS TEAM(10%)

  • In partnership with the SVP of Grant Programs and Grant Programs Manager, develop agendas for  Grants Team meetings and retreats; monitor action items.
  • Supervise and project manage Interns and Fellows relating to research and communications / marketing.
  • Play a supervisory role, along with the Grant Programs Manager, for the Grant Programs Coordinator.

These responsibilities, as outlined, are not meant to imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the Grants Programs and Communications Manager. S/he is expected to perform other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.

Comic Relief US values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of underrepresented backgrounds including race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation.

How To Apply

https://app.trinethire.com/companies/38695-comic-relief-us/jobs/61399-grant-programs-and-communications-manager

New York, NY

Executive Assistant to the President, Robertson Foundation

The Organization

About the Foundation
Robertson Foundation is a private family-led foundation established in 1996 by Julian Robertson and his wife Josie. By taking a targeted yet creative approach to philanthropy, Mr. Robertson, the Chairman of Tiger Management L.L.C., and his family seek to have a positive social impact and create a legacy that reflects the family’s values. At present, Robertson Foundation is predominantly focused on grantmaking in medical sciences, environment and climate, and public education improvement. In its grantmaking, Robertson Foundation seeks to optimize the potential impact of its grants.

 

About the Role

Robertson Foundation is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to the President to provide dynamic and varied administrative support to the Foundation’s President, Board of Trustees, and Executive Director. This position is an ideal opportunity for an individual seeking philanthropic exposure, who is intensely organized, cool under pressure, detail-oriented, and keen to learn.

About the Role
Robertson Foundation is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to the President to provide dynamic and varied administrative support to the Foundation’s President, Board of Trustees, and Executive Director. This position is an ideal opportunity for an individual seeking philanthropic exposure, who is intensely organized, cool under pressure, detail-oriented, and keen to learn.

Responsibilities
• Serve as the point person for the President, managing all internal and external requests, questions, and materials going into and out of the President’s office.
• Manage the President’s calendar, schedule and prioritize appointments, and make travel arrangements as needed.
• Manage the President’s daily schedule, ensuring he has all details necessary for a seamless day.
• Receive and screen all incoming calls and/or visitors to the President’s office and ensure appropriate follow-up to requests.
• Manage and improve systems on a proactive basis to enable the President to work more efficiently and productively.
• Manage and prioritize the President’s to-do list, including monitoring deliverables, deadlines, and appointments.
• Organize all meetings and relevant materials for the President and Executive Director, including coordinating Board meetings, annual Board retreats, and other similar meetings.
• Provide additional calendaring and travel assistance to the Foundation’s Board members and Executive Director.
• In President’s absence, monitor all communications and forward such communications to the designated second-in-command as needed.
• Perform all necessary administrative support to the President’s Office, including preparing reports and filing key documents.
• Draft, proofread and edit written materials for distribution on behalf of the President, as needed.
• Any other duties appropriate for the position that may be assigned from time to time by the Foundation President.

Preferred Qualifications & Competencies
• Three to five years of relevant, high-level administrative experience in a professional setting
• Cool and nimble under pressure; able to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and stay well-organized even if priorities shift
• Technologically savvy, especially in calendar and project management applications
• Excellent written and oral communication skills with the flexibility to communicate effectively across a variety of internal and external audiences
• Team-oriented with strong relationship-building skills and an interest in collaborating and working behind the scenes
• Experience in and dedication to exercising discretion and handling confidential information sensitively

 

How to Apply
If interested, please apply at https://robertson.pinpointhq.com/en/jobs/48284 by June 3, 2022.

Commitment to DEI
Robertson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. We approach the hiring process with the understanding that incorporating diverse viewpoints into our grantmaking approach and work environment strengthens the foundation’s ability to make impactful progress towards our mission. The Foundation is committed to continual learning and reassessment of our strategy and operational processes in relation to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices, including through engagements with DEI-focused practitioners, learning from grantee partners, and internally conducted research and resource gathering.

Additional Information
Due to COVID-19, staff are currently working in a hybrid capacity (with some activities in person). Operations are expected to resume in person at Robertson Foundation’s office in Midtown Manhattan at an appropriate time. All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to medical or religious accommodations under applicable law.

About our Recruitment Process
Thank you in advance for the time invested in our application. Unfortunately, we are not able to follow up with all applicants unless they are selected for a phone interview. Following phone interviews, candidates will likely engage in an assignment similar to activities common for this position. Following that process, finalists will participate in at least two interviews; it is likely that at least one of those interviews will be in-person. The final steps will include an interview with representative(s) from our board of trustees and a robust background and reference check. We hope to welcome a new team member in July 2022.

New York, NY

Executive Director, Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation

The Organization

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation (RWCF) is an advocacy and action nonprofit created by and for restaurant workers. Our mission is to improve the daily lives of professional restaurant workers by building a deeper sense of community and self-efficacy. RWCF engages in grant-making, impact investing, issue advocacy, and community-building efforts to influence industry practices, public policies, and public perceptions.

Our focus areas are wage fairness and career ladders, gender equity and sexual violence, racial equity and support for immigrant communities, mental health, and substance disorders. Additionally, RWCF responds to current events with our Restaurant Workers Crisis Relief Fund and Racial Justice Fund.

Organized in 2018, RWCF is still in its early stages of development. RWCF has a large and engaged Board of Directors (roughly half with expertise in the restaurant industry and the other half with nonprofit/foundation experience) that still contributes to the oversight of RWCF’s strategy and operations, as well as strategy implementation.

Position Overview

The Opportunity – Role of Executive Director

RWCF is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to build out critical systems and operations, lead its fundraising and development efforts, drive and refine the organization’s strategy, further develop core communications and programming, and hire support staff to help RWCF grow. This creative leader would also build RWCF’s capacity to support and sustain our work and operations, leading a team comprised of a single staff member, consultants, vendors, and, over time, additional employees.

This opportunity is ideal for someone who thrives on building and innovating and is comfortable with designing and leading an organization—its operations, capacity, structuring, goals, and priorities. The Executive Director will have the support of a deeply engaged, all-volunteer Board of Directors that is organized around eight distinct committees:

  1. Audit/Finance/Investments
  2. Communications/Marketing
  3. Development/Fundraising
  4. Events/Community Engagement
  5. Governance
  6. Grantmaking/Nonprofit Partnerships
  7. Personnel
  8. Public Policy

The Executive Director will step into an organization that has experienced extraordinary fundraising success and enters the 2022 fiscal year in a strong financial position and with a growing donor base. The Executive Director will be challenged to solidify the organization’s reputation and fundraising to grow this innovative community foundation to long-term financial sustainability. The Executive Director will also support the transition of the Board of Directors from managing the day-to-day operations of the organization to instead providing critical oversight over the organization’s functions.

Finally, this leader must be able to embrace and lead within a flat leadership structure while ensuring that RWCF incorporates an equity and justice lens throughout its work and operations.

Role Details

  • This is a full-time, remote position working with some travel required for events and meetings
  • The salary range for this role is between $150,000 and $175,000, commensurate with experience
  • Insurance includes medical, dental and vision, and life insurance
  • The Executive Director’s performance and salary will be reviewed annually with a potential for an increase in compensation, based on management, communications, and fundraising successes.

Required Qualifications

  • Dedication and enthusiasm for RWCF’s mission and a proven commitment to racial justice, social justice, and equity
  • 8+ years of executive leadership experience
  • Robust working knowledge of nonprofit governance and operations
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and project management skills
  • Proven ability to lead in start-up environments or an ability to apply experiences in established nonprofit organizations to a start-up environment
  • Ability to develop, manage, and improve systems
  • A commitment to teamwork and collaboration
  • Previous experience reporting to and managing boards or committee structures
  • Previous experience with long-term management of a diverse group of stakeholders

Key Responsibilities

Develop, implement, and continuously refine an organizational strategy and culture

  • Develop, manage, and continually refine both long- and short-term strategic plans
  • Lead and develop the team by nurturing an effective organizational workforce, culture, and morale, including recruiting and developing staff members
  • Ensure that team members are aligned and actively collaborating in achieving each of their respective objectives and organizational goals
  • Monitor and report on organizational goals, outcomes, and strategic progress
  • Collaborate with RWCF’s infrastructure and governance team to continue to build out and strengthen RWCFs organizational infrastructure

Oversee the effective administration of RWCF’s programmatic strategy, fiscal management, and operations

  • Support and provide leadership for RWCF’s Racial Justice Fund, Restaurant Futures Loan Program, and Restaurant Managers Network
  • Create programmatic goals with well-defined metrics and accountability
  • Partner with the Finance Committee and advisors to develop an impact investing strategy
  • Oversee effective administration of RWCF’s operations
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure RWCF is compliant with all existing or future federal, state, and local regulations governing the operation and management of the organization
  • Support the leadership of the Director of Finance and Operations to design and build processes and systems throughout RWCF to increase its capacity
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance and Operations to prepare annual budget and periodic financial statements that accurately reflect the financial status of the organization
  • Collaborate with the Director of Finance and Operation and the Finance Committee to align revenue and expenses with strategic priorities, including budgeting, financial planning, and reporting

Build and maintain a strong partnership with the Board of Directors by clearly communicating organizational initiatives, successes, and opportunities

  • Recruit and hire qualified staff to help RWCF transition RWCF’s Board of Directors away from running the  organization’s day-to-day operations to instead overseeing the organization’s critical functions
  • Ensure that RWCF’s board committees are meeting regularly, communicating with each other, and supporting organizational priorities
  • Work with the Board President to prepare for and lead quarterly and special board meetings and ensure board materials are prepared for maximum Board member engagement
  • Develop, manage, and refine the onboarding and offboarding experiences for new and departing Board members, respectively, collaborating with the Governance Committee as necessary
  • Support overall Board and Executive Committee engagement, relationship management, and communications
  • Collaborate with Board members to develop organizational and programmatic strategies for new initiatives

Lead RWCF fundraising and development  efforts to support long-term financial stability

  • Advance and implement a comprehensive development strategy
  • Identify and successfully pursue new funding opportunities
  • Oversee design, development, and execution of information systems that increase fundraising and outreach capacity
  • Develop and oversee the development of all major grant proposals and coordinate with the Director of Finance and Operations to satisfy any grant reporting requirements
  • Collaborate with the development team member and the Board of Directors to plan and execute all fundraisers and special events

Maintain internal and external communications to build and strengthen relationships with RWCF stakeholders and the public

  • Become an authority on RWCF’s program areas and serve as the organization’s primary voice to media, funders, nonprofit partners, and the larger restaurant community
  • Manage RWCF’s social media director and Communications Committee to build and maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders and increase RWCF’s reach across various platforms
  • Oversee design, development, and execution of CRM or other relevant software that supports effective management of key partner and donor relationships
  • Develop partnerships with other organizations and businesses to maximize grant-making and programmatic resources
  • Work with team members to create and maintain collateral and presentations to both inspire and inform stakeholders about RWCF’s work and the work of RWCF’s grantees
  • Develop and execute a plan to support RWCF’s volunteer management and engagement

How To Apply

Please complete this form by June 15. Applications without cover letters and resumes will not be considered.

RWCF welcomes applicants from historically underserved and marginalized communities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 

New York, NY

Manager of Executive Office + Board Liaison, Proteus Fund

The Organization

Proteus Fund connects philanthropy to the frontlines of social justice. We strive to advance the interconnected goals of racial, gender, queer, and disability justice and an inclusive, fully representative democracy. To do our work effectively and with significant impact, Proteus Fund creates dynamic relationships between progressive philanthropists, movement leaders, and other allies that go far beyond transactional grantmaking.

Our trusted position among funders and field actors enables us to support, both through collaborative grantmaking and other efforts, a broad array of strategies to achieve social justice victories. Our donor collaboratives are best-in-class models for bridging responsive philanthropy and cutting-edge social justice movements for deeper impact, aligning resources to address critical needs, and shaping strategy alongside our partners.

Through our fiscal sponsorship program, Proteus Fund partners with initiatives which play a powerful role in the larger ecosystem for social change, providing them with tailored and comprehensive organizational support.

To date, Proteus Fund, and its affiliated 501(c)(4) organization, the Proteus Action League (PAL), have distributed $250 million in grants, and provided other essential tools to support activists, advocates, networks, coalitions, and issue-specific campaigns at the local, state, and national level.

Proteus Fund is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amherst, Massachusetts. Our staff is based across the entire United States.

Proteus operates and pursues its work based on a set of values synergistic with our vision and mission:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Integrity and professionalism;
  • Transparency and accountability; and
  • Respect and humility

Position Overview

Reporting directly to the President + CEO, the Manager of Executive Office + Board Liaison provides the full range of executive support in a close one-on-one working relationship.

The Manager of Executive Office + Board Liaison serves as the primary point of contact for staff, consultants, board of director members, and external stakeholders on matters pertaining to the Office of the President + CEO.

The Manager of Executive Office + Board Liaison also serves as the staff liaison to two Boards of Directors (Proteus Fund + PAL); organizes and coordinates executive outreach and relations efforts, and oversees special projects for the President + CEO.

The Manager of Executive Office + Board Liaison works independently on projects, from conception to completion, and can work under tight deadlines to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Essential Job Functions

Executive Support

  • Serves a “gatekeeper” and “gateway” role for effective scheduling and President + CEO time management; plans and coordinates the President + CEO’s complex internal and external schedule and manages time-sensitive deadlines
  • Assists in managing the President + CEO’s correspondence and deliverables to external actors
  • Researches, prioritizes, and follows up on many incoming matters and concerns addressed to the President + CEO; helps determine appropriate courses of action, referral, or response
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion on all topics of a sensitive nature
  • Supports basic IT needs of the President + CEO and serves as the bridge to the IT department to address remaining tech issues
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the President + CEO’s office and internal departments and programs in ways that consistently maintain credibility, trust, and discretion with senior management, program staff, and others
  • Provides leadership to help build relationships with external stakeholders crucial to the success of the organization

Board Support and Liaison

  • Serves as the staff liaison to the Proteus Fund and PAL Boards of Directors for the President + CEO facilitating communications and project management and ensuring members’ needs related to board service are met
  • Manages the Proteus Fund and PAL Board meetings, including meeting logistics and coordination as well as related travel and accommodations, materials preparation, and related responsibilities
  • Works with Board Committee Chairs and the President + CEO to schedule Board committee meetings and teleconference calls. Directly staffs the Executive Committee, Governance Advisory Committee, and other committees of the Proteus Fund and PAL Boards
  • Assists with preparing materials for Governance Advisory Committee related to new Board member recruitment, nominations, and orientation. This includes:
    • Populating and maintaining a system to track potential Board nominees, including researching potential candidates and coordinating outreach
    • Supporting Governance Advisory Committee members, including the President + CEO, in outreach to potential Board candidates
    • Compiling materials for new Board member orientation
    • Scheduling and helping to prepare for orientation meetings for new Board members
  • Drafts official meeting minutes at Proteus Fund and PAL Board meetings, as well as some Board Committee meetings, and works with senior management and Board leadership to finalize Board minutes.
  • Maintains accurate and efficient electronic Board, Board Committee, and Executive Office document filing systems

Qualifications

Experience
Five years’ experience working with senior management, C-suite executives, and/or President in a nonprofit setting. We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them to contribute.

Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with discretion, tact, professionalism, and diplomacy
  • Project management and advanced organizational skills reflecting the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Personal effectiveness/credibility and emotional maturity
  • Tech-savvy with ability to troubleshoot minor day-to-day tech issues prior to escalating to IT Help Desk
  • Highly skilled in PC usage and Microsoft Office Platform (including Teams and SharePoint)
  • High level of proficiency in managing meetings via Zoom and similar platforms

Alignment to Culture and Values

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Proteus as a progressive social justice organization
  • Commitment and ability to thrive within a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, including in dealings with colleagues, donors, consultants, and other critical stakeholders
  • Cultural responsiveness and alignment with our values; commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Strong relationship building; high ethical standards, discretion, and tact
  • Personal qualities of humility and empathy

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to Proteus Fund’s President + Chief Executive Officer and has no direct reports.

Compensation + Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried position with a salary range of $95,000-$105,000.

A highly competitive benefits package is provided, including:

  • Medical and dental benefits for employee and eligible dependents available on first day of work
  • 401(k) retirement savings account with an organization contribution of 10% of annual salary
  • Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks in subsequent years
  • Fifteen sick days per year
  • Three personal days per year
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Professional development initiatives for growth
  • Paid Family Leave

As a reflection of our firm’s commitment to equity and equal pay for all, Cooper Coleman requires that salary ranges or salary starting points be published for every search we conduct. The practice of not posting salaries perpetuates the gender and racial wage gap and discriminates against women, people of color, and other historically excluded populations by causing individuals to negotiate from a disadvantaged starting point.

Location + Travel

Proteus Fund’s executive offices are in Midtown Manhattan at 275 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with four days in the office and one work-from-home day.

Some travel (~10%) is expected, including in-person board meetings and other meetings and events.

EEO + Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Proteus Fund, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

Credential Verification + Background Checks

Before sending your resume for this position, please review it for accuracy. Cooper Coleman verifies its candidates’ employment and academic credentials at the time of offer.

Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a comprehensive background check; consent to perform a background check will be required at time of offer.

How To Apply

Submission Instructions (please read carefully)

Cooper Coleman is leading this search on behalf of Proteus Fund. To apply, please visit www.coopercoleman.com/current-searches. Inquiries and nominations of qualified candidates can be sent to:

Paul Towne- paul@coopercoleman.com

Kindly use the position title as the subject line of your email. All inquiries will be held in confidence.

A cover letter is not required with your initial application but is welcomed to help us understand your fitness for this role during our initial evaluation. Candidates invited for interviews with the Proteus Fund team will be asked to provide a thoughtful letter of interest indicating their specific qualifications for the opportunity, desire to join Proteus Fund, and connection to its mission.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

Cooper Coleman LLC is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified candidates and will refer candidates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or identity, age, ability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

New York, NY

Grants and Knowledge Manager, MetLife Foundation

The Organization

Role Value Proposition:

The Grants and Knowledge Manager will be a core member of the Foundation Program team and work in partnership to coordinate domestic and international grantmaking processes, review the grant application materials to ensure compliance with Foundation and IRS requirements, oversee grants management systems, processes and database.   The successful candidate will be skilled in managing information, creating process and work flows, using databases in strategic ways, and leveraing reports to inform the Foundation’s ongoing work, and enjoy learning about the range of organizations in the Foundation’s portfolios using excellent research skills.

Guided by our Purpose, “always with you, building a more confident future,” this team member will build relationships across internal teams and with our grantee partners, managing information about and from multiple program areas, creating, ensuring existing tools and databases are strategically used, recommending improvements to how we capture and understand data for learning purposes, and leveraging knowledge shared by our partners and the field to inform how MetLife Foundation refines its work to achieve its mission .

In today’s constantly changing environment, we have an opportunity to challenge ourselves to think boldly about how to deliver greater social impact to our communities and build on our core business strengths and commitments.   The successful candidate will blend energy and passion with strong business acumen and the ability to make connections across a diverse global portfolio to identify common themes for an intentional, forward thinking approach and structured delivery to grantmaking.  This person will be part of a team to help MetLife Foundation advocate for and achieve measurable change in communities around the globe.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key point of contact for grantee partners, providing technical assistance for application and report submission, responding to inquiries on financial due diligence requirements and verifying grantee partner information.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate grants management procedures, including but not limited to due diligence procedures, grant reporting, award letters, grant agreements, and procedures to ensure availability of funds.
  • Ensure the systems accord with the Foundation’s work processes, align with the needs of program staff, and fulfill regulatory compliance requirements; ensure integrity of data and fully accurate coding and information is entered in the foundation grantmaking system.
  • Works with international intermediaries to determine grantee institutions are eligible to receive funding, as well as to confirm all personnel on a grant and institutional official are not the U.S. Department of Treasury and UN Sanctions Lists, Terrorist Exclusion list, and/or Internpol Notices.
  • Maintain grantee records, with particular attention to monitoring, outcomes, modifications, and payment information.
  • Conduct ongoing grants administration, program, and foundation management research, including analyses of grant reports and program trends.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline the grants process to minimize administrative load (for grantee partners and the foundation staff).
  • Collaborate with Finance team to make sure all grants and grants-related activities are properly recorded in the accounting system.

Knowledge Data & Reporting

  • Monitor grantee reports and develop reporting mechanisms to share information n grantee accountability with relevant parties.
  • Work with Program and key internal stakeholders to prepare analysis, reporting and presentation of qualitative and quantitative data regarding grantee awards, learnings and outcomes to support Board presentations and other internal/external communications and share with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Produce regular and ad hoc grantmaking reports and perform data analysis.
  • Maintain integrity of grants data and work across teams to anticipate data needs.
  • Prepare clear and accessible materials shaping complex data into easy-to-use items for communications, the board docket, and external facing reports and issue briefs.

Training/Other

  • Drive a foundation learning agenda and trainings to foster development use of best practices and improve outcomes in grantmaking and initiatives.
  • Recommend and participate in ongoing professional development for self and foundation team.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • Three to five years of relevant professional experience in philanthropy, grants administration and management in a non-profit, and/or relevant technical experience.
  • Strong proficiency with grants management systems and databases required.   Experience with Salesforce grants management system a plus.
  • Track record demonstrating sound judgement, discernment, and critical thinking skills especially when faced with new opportunities or challenges.
  • Problem solver who takes initiative to identify/design right-sized solutions to data management and workflow challenges.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills combined with a customer service approach for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience with and/or excitement about presenting data creatively and compellingly with the ability to synthesize and “find the story” in large and complete sets of data. This can include data visualizations and data dashboards for key internal stakeholders.
  • Flexible and eager to contribute to a new strategic approach at MetLife Foundation and lean into an “all hands on deck” approach as responsibilities continue to be developed and refined.
  • Collaborator who works closely internally with teammates and colleagues across the enterprise; ability to work with peer funders;  builds trusting relationships with grantees; and engages and leads active thought partnership with others.
  • Understands and is engaged in the philanthropic landscape and current on trends and partnerships related to strategic focus areas as a funder.
  • Ability to represent the organization with professionalism and authenticity, demonstrate thought leadership, and encourage diversity of ideas and perspectives.
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Preferred:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

How To Apply

View the job description and start the application using the following link: Grants and Knowledge Manager (metlife.com)

Palo Alto, CA

Chief Administrative Officer, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Organization

The Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations. Guided by this vision and the Statement of Founders’ Intent, we foster path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Each day we strive to make a significant and positive impact on the world. Together, we work tirelessly to honor the vision of our founders and serve as stewards of the resources they entrusted to us. We establish specific strategies based on input from experts, identify partners who share our goals, and measure results along the way—all while making adjustments as needed. We build relationships and fund work in areas where we hope to make a significant impact. We’re okay with failing, as long as we learn from our mistakes. And we know that working together expands our ability to drive meaningful change.

We believe there can be no truly lasting change for the good if that change is not just and widely shared. Comprehending and incorporating values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in pursuing goals and refining strategies is vital to achieving our desired outcomes. These values weave through what we do and drive how we operate.

Position Summary

The foundation seeks a seasoned senior leader with excellent financial, leadership and organizational development skills to serve as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

The CAO will work in close strategic partnership with the President and executive team and play a critical role in driving the organization’s operational excellence. The CAO will lead the foundation’s infrastructure teams—human resources, finance, information technology, communications, and facilities—which are essential to the success of the foundation. The CAO will provide the organization-wide vision and leadership to ensure top-level financial oversight, efficient and effective operational systems, best practices in administrative and reporting procedures, a healthy, empowered workplace, and an engaged, inspired team. The CAO will model, integrate, and embed the Foundation’s Values and Attributes throughout the organization and in all aspects of day-to-day operations and play a key leadership role in driving the foundation to excellence.

The ideal candidate has 1) relevant senior-level experience leading operations and change management in large, complex organizations in any sector, such as a foundation, university, business, non-profit, or consulting firm; 2) sophisticated financial and business and operational acumen; 3) a track record of driving change across organizations and creating excellent, high functioning work environments; and 4) exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire and motivate others.

This position is based at our main office in Palo Alto, CA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, foundation offices are temporarily closed until at least July 1, 2022, and work will initially occur remotely. Once our offices reopen, the foundation will shift to hybrid work arrangements, and all employees will work a minimum of eight days per month in their designated office.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leadership – Infrastructure. Oversee operations in the areas of human resources, finance, information technology, communications, and facilities within the foundation. Establish and implement operational targets, policies, and procedures in these functional areas. Provide strategic direction and coordination across the several infrastructure units. Engage in ongoing research and information gathering to ensure the foundation is making well-informed plans about the present and future, understanding and anticipating any necessary changes to ensure operations exemplify best practices. Realize a best-in-class service organization to support the foundation’s mission, programs, staff, and grantees.
  • Leadership – Executive Committee.  Work in partnership with the President on a wide range of strategic, operational and organizational development issues within the foundation. Partner with the other members of the Executive Committee and staff to ensure the organization reaches its strategic goals.
  • Leadership – Values/Attributes. Model, integrate, and embed the foundation’s Values and Attributes throughout the organization and in all aspects of day-to-day operations and play a leadership role in driving the Foundation to be a highly effective, efficient, and healthy workplace. Inspire excellence at all levels of the organization.
  • Engaged and Inspired Staff. Oversee human resources functions to ensure state-of-the-art policies, practices and systems that recruit, support, and engage a highly qualified staff to help the foundation fulfill its mission.
  • Financial Oversight and Planning. Serve as the senior financial leader in the foundation. Lead the foundation’s annual budgeting processes working closely with the President and the executive team in the process. Manage against the budget and ensure adequate capacity is in place to fulfill commitments and carry out approved plans. Monitor planning implementation to ensure it stays within parameters of operating plan and budget. Oversee and coordinate finance department activities to maximize quality and efficiency of the department. Ensure that the foundation operates in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Information Technology. Work with the information technology team to monitor systems related to financial and general operations, so that they meet established service and risk-level goals.
  • Communications. Oversee internal and external communication functions of the foundation to convey information and maintain alignment of understanding across foundation staff and external constituents.
  • Facilities. Manage the team responsible for the structure, function, and design of our LEED® Platinum facilities, to ensure staff are able to do their best work, supported by the office as a resource and venue for in-person and hybrid work.
  • Legal Compliance. Partner with the General Counsel to support compliance efforts across the Foundation.
  • Continuous Improvement. Improve the quality of the foundation’s internal systems, making the foundation a model of excellence for philanthropic operations.
  • Staff Management. Hire, coach, and develop a high-performing team of professionals to achieve operational and strategic excellence. Lead by example, maintaining a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates top quality people.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in business, finance, or related fields.
  • Education, training or experience in change management or organization development. Track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a large, complex organization.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in senior-level management experience in complex relevant organizations (e.g., a foundation, university, consulting or law firm, think tank etc.), preferably across multiple sectors.
  • Prior senior level operations experience leading the following or related functions:  finance, information technology, human resources, communications, facilities, or related functions.
  • Proven ability to work as a key business, financial and administrative partner to the President and to execute across the organization and with various stakeholders.
  • Experience either as an employee or board member of a nonprofit organization; must be familiar with nonprofit finance and accounting regulations and other relevant legal, and compliance issues.

Desired Competencies

  • Passionate and experienced in driving change across organizations and creating excellent, high functioning work environments. Strong leader who inspires and positively motivates others.
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage staff at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise.
  • Creative results-oriented problem solver.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively partner with the executive team, board of directors, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Open-minded, collegial, and able to develop relationships based on trust, confidence, and respect. Open to considering a diverse range of viewpoints. Builds effective coalitions to move the agenda forward and proactively solicits others’ views before making key decisions.
  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity.
  • Passion for the Foundation’s mission values and attributes.
  • Willingness to support and promote the foundation and colleagues through a commitment to enhancing the foundation’s considerations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Attributes
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes that describe how we at the foundation strive to do our work with each other and our partners.

  • Committed to Excellence – We bring our best to all we do.
  • Passionate – Inspired by the vision of our founders, we are passionate about our work.
  • Collegial – We are part of a team striving toward common goals.
  • Open and Honest – We act with integrity, putting the good of the foundation first.
  • Humble and Self-Aware – Emulating our founders, we bring a sense of humility to our work.

Compensation and Benefits

The Moore Foundation provides a generous total compensation package that includes a competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits to support your life, health, and well-being.

The salary range for this position starts at $318,970 per year. Offers are based on the candidate’s years of experience and our practice of upholding salary equity within the foundation.

Health benefits include employer-paid options for medical insurance and employer-paid dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents; an employee assistance program; employer-paid disability, business travel, and life insurance benefits; paid parental leave; and pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and childcare expenses.

Other benefits include 6 weeks of paid time off per year of employment and 10 paid holidays; 401(k) retirement savings plan with a foundation contribution of up to 10% and a Roth 401(k) option; matching gifts program for qualifying charitable contributions; hybrid work arrangement; commuter benefits program; tuition assistance; and professional development opportunities.

COVID-19

The Moore Foundation requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except as required by law. Any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Application Process

Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained for this search. Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to martha@marthamontagbrown.com.

The Moore Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of applicants. We depend on individuals who possess varied skills, perspectives and expertise. We seek to recognize many forms of excellence in candidates, attract individuals with varied identities and backgrounds, and enable all employees to feel they belong and can contribute to the mission of the Moore Foundation.

We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or on any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. We also do not discriminate based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics.

The foundation is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its programs, and operations. As part of this commitment, the foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact hr@moore.org. A request for an accommodation will be responded to within three business days. However, non-disability related requests, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the ordinance.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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Director, Equity, Inclusion & Justice, BSR

The Organization

BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 300 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit www.bsr.org for more information about BSR’s 25 years of leadership in sustainability.

We are proud to have a team of some of the most talented and motivated people in the industry working in our global offices in Copenhagen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

About BSR’s Equity, Inclusion & Justice Area of Expertise

BSR’s teams focus on seven core Areas of Expertise (AoE) for our consulting, collaborative, grant-funded, and research projects – one of which is Equity, Inclusion & Justice (EIJ) – with an Industry Focus having extensive corporate and on-the-ground experience developing and implementing sustainability strategies and programs in 10 specific industries. For EIJ, BSR believes that to create a just world, everyone must have fair access to resources and opportunities, as well as the right to self-determination in meeting their fundamental needs. We work with businesses to deliver on this vision by reimaging traditional practices to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) using an equity-first approach which enables companies to identify and dismantle systemic barriers to active inclusion throughout their corporate ecosystems. From developing inclusive workforce practices to leveraging power and influence to drive progressive change at the community and societal levels, BSR helps companies confidently position themselves as responsible community stakeholders and change agents.

Our EIJ team provides strategic consulting services; thought leadership and research; and helps companies to align their efforts with the needs and expectations of their employees, communities, and other vital stakeholders through robust community engagement and collaboration. For BSR and our member companies, EJI is about more than achieving company-specific goals; it’s about driving positive transformation.

Position Overview

The Director, EIJ will be part of BSR’s global EIJ AoE with primary responsibility for daily internal management of the AoE. The Director will work closely with the team to translate vision into actionable strategy; drive implementation and collaboration across the team, other AoEs, and Industry Clusters within BSR; provide guidance and coaching to a global team of Associate Directors, Managers and Associates; and ensure that there is a shared understanding of the EIJ theory of change across BSR and its networks. This work will ensure a strong foundation for the EIJ AoE to deliver best-in-class insight, advice, and collaborative initiatives helping business create long-term value and scale impact.

The ideal candidate will be an adaptable, solutions-oriented DEI thought leader with a strategic approach to driving impact developed in experience across business and/or business consulting; philanthropy and/or philanthropic consulting; social justice; or other relevant fields. The Director will have the patience, persistence, emotional intelligence, and grace to build and maintain collaborative, trusting working relationships and facilitate tough conversations around sensitive EIJ issues across cultures and jurisdictions in a remote, multinational work environment. The successful candidate will be equity-focused, committed to modeling inclusivity, and excited and undaunted about the opportunity to shape EIJ narrative, practices, and impacts through influence and partnership with large, multinational business.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Leadership of AoE: The Director will oversee the continued growth and success of the EIJ AoE by facilitating continual refinement of the AoE strategy; creating new services and tools; building and identifying capacity needs for successful delivery of AoE goals and objectives; monitoring project pipelines and progress against sales targets; and, in collaboration with other AoE and Industry leads, identifying high-impact areas for business development and external engagement.
  • Team Leadership: The Director will oversee the EIJ global team management by managing and developing staff in a variety of ways including as Project Director, Practice Director, and as Career Manager; creating an environment that fosters and values ongoing learning, supporting team member’s ongoing development; and leading discussions at team meetings to shape organizational outcomes and impact culture
  • Business Development, Member Engagement, and Partnerships: In partnership with other AoE and Industry leads, the Director will be responsible for driving revenue generation, recruiting new member companies, deepening relationships with business leaders in member companies, and developing new partnership opportunities with other nongovernmental, community-based organizations, and anchor institutions. The Director will draw from an established set of BSR tools and cases to facilitate these business and partnership development activities.
  • Consulting Services and Project Directorship: The Director will play a leading role in delivering consulting services to member and non-member companies. The Director will provide oversight—and often hands-on support—for the delivery of best-in-class consulting services to companies. The Director will typically oversee 7-10 ongoing projects at any one time, working actively with project teams, and providing thought partnership to project managers.
  • External Representation: The Director will represent BSR to external audiences by presenting at relevant industry conferences; demonstrating thought leadership through writing and publishing blogs, reports, etc.; maintaining external relationships and partnerships; and proactively working to create opportunities to raise the profile of BSR and EIJ more broadly.

Qualifications

  • Alignment with BSR’s Mission: Mission- and values-aligned with understanding of and appreciation for BSR’s unique Theory of Change which centers working with business to promote transformation and powerful collaborations that take progress to scale.
  • Relevant Leadership Experience: 10-15 years of leadership experience in strategy development, business, consulting, or other roles requiring performance of key functions of a consulting leader, including developing and maintaining senior-level client relationships; pursuing and creating business opportunities; and overseeing multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • People & Team Management Experience: Proven leadership and people skills, including a demonstrated ability to mentor other team members to improve skills and effectiveness, preferably within a matrixed organization
  • Acumen to Learn & Contribute Across Sectors & Issues: Collaborative learning mindset with the intellectual agility to learn from and work with companies across various industries, and with colleagues who are experts on other sustainability issues
  • Aptitude to Work in a Global Context: Experience working with multinational companies and organizations and/or strong interest in and high capacity to work across international cultural contexts seeking to understand and always respect others’ perspectives.
  • Social Justice Expertise: Practical and conceptual understanding of social justice issues; an ability to effectively engage with underrepresented and/or historically marginalized/excluded groups; and experience applying an equity lens – including gender, racial and/or social equity more broadly.
  • Track Record of Success: Record of accomplishment in business development, client/relationship management, and exercising influence with senior leaders.
  • Knowledge of Business Processes: Knowledge and experience related to business processes such as strategic planning, organizational development, training programs, performance management, change management, etc.
  • Stellar Communications Skills: Outstanding verbal, written, and facilitation skills with fluency in English required and additional languages a strong plus.
  • Demonstrated Commitment to Ethics: High ethical standards and commitment to BSR’s core values of Leadership, Respect, and Integrity.
  • Travel Flexibility: Willingness to undertake up to 25% business travel post COVID.
  • Educational Background: Master’s degree in business, law, public policy, or other relevant discipline is preferred; Extensive experience in management consulting will be considered.
  • Background Check: Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation.

How To Apply

BSR is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting – a US-based, national, Black- and woman-owned strategic management consulting and executive search firm that centers EIJ in its work – for this search. To apply, email a cover letter; resume; and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to references) to bsr@walkeraac.com by 5:00 pm ET on Friday, May 13, 2022. Use the subject line “Director, EIJ.” One combined PDF file is preferred. Candidate review begins immediately.

Questions or Nominations? Email Jeannine N. Walker, President and CEO, at jwalker@walkeraac.com

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Vice President of Development, Point Source Youth

The Organization

The Client

Founded in 2015, Point Source Youth is a 501(c)3 organization working nationally to prevent and end homelessness for all young people, with a focus on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth. They help advocate for, implement, and evaluate proven, scalable, and replicable youth homelessness interventions to increase housing options for youth. Point Source Youth’s liberation focused model trusts young people as experts in their lives and wellbeing. Their youth-centered solutions provide support for direct cash transfers, rapid re-housing, host homes, and family and kinship strengthening. Each solution centers youth choice and empowers young people to make vital decisions that positively impact their lives.

Point Source Youth partners with service providers, funders, policymakers, government officials, and youth advocates across the country to develop innovative solutions to ending youth homelessness.  Point Source Youth also advances research and evaluation partnering with leading researchers across the country to evaluate the interventions it supports.  Rooted in their belief in the power of local change, their team of regional technical assistance experts empowers communities on the ground working to end youth homelessness. In further support of their collective and regional approach to ending the national youth homelessness crisis, Point Source Youth convenes a national symposium and three regional (rural, southern, and western) conferences, reaching 3,000 attendees annually.

Point Source Youth believes that all people have the unconditional right to housing. All partners share their core values and prioritize serving the most historically marginalized youth, including BIPOC, nonbinary, and LGBTQ+ youth.

Since its inception, Point Source Youth has been growing rapidly. The organization, which is overseen by an eight-person Board of Directors and operates with 12 nationally distributed staff, anticipates $3.5 million in revenue in 2022. Continued expansion of revenue, programs, and staff is expected in the near term.

For more information, please visit: www.pointsourceyouth.org

The Client

Founded in 2015, Point Source Youth is a 501(c)3 organization working nationally to prevent and end homelessness for all young people, with a focus on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth. They help advocate for, implement, and evaluate proven, scalable, and replicable youth homelessness interventions to increase housing options for youth. Point Source Youth’s liberation focused model trusts young people as experts in their lives and wellbeing. Their youth-centered solutions provide support for direct cash transfers, rapid re-housing, host homes, and family and kinship strengthening. Each solution centers youth choice and empowers young people to make vital decisions that positively impact their lives.

Point Source Youth partners with service providers, funders, policymakers, government officials, and youth advocates across the country to develop innovative solutions to ending youth homelessness.  Point Source Youth also advances research and evaluation partnering with leading researchers across the country to evaluate the interventions it supports.  Rooted in their belief in the power of local change, their team of regional technical assistance experts empowers communities on the ground working to end youth homelessness. In further support of their collective and regional approach to ending the national youth homelessness crisis, Point Source Youth convenes a national symposium and three regional (rural, southern, and western) conferences, reaching 3,000 attendees annually.

Point Source Youth believes that all people have the unconditional right to housing. All partners share their core values and prioritize serving the most historically marginalized youth, including BIPOC, nonbinary, and LGBTQ+ youth.

Since its inception, Point Source Youth has been growing rapidly. The organization, which is overseen by an eight-person Board of Directors and operates with 12 nationally distributed staff, anticipates $3.5 million in revenue in 2022. Continued expansion of revenue, programs, and staff is expected in the near term.

For more information, please visit: www.pointsourceyouth.org

Opportunity

This is an exceptional opportunity for a seasoned fundraiser to increase and diversify funding to substantially expand the key activities and initiatives of a radically transformative organization working at the leading edge of the movement to end youth homelessness.

 The Position

In this newly created position, the Senior Vice President, Development will report to and partner with the Executive Director to significantly increase corporate and foundation support and build robust individual and major giving programs to expand Point Source Youth’s work. With support from the Executive Director and Director of Development, the SVP will co-create a sophisticated and effective development department and strategic fundraising program to support Point Source Youth’s continued growth. The key responsibilities of this position include:

 

Strategy and Structures

·         Develop strategic fundraising plans to diversify revenue and expand unrestricted income;

·         Craft compelling stories and articulate messaging to raise support for PSY’s systems and policy change work to end youth homelessness;

·         Build intentional fundraising practices on a firm knowledge of program initiatives, organizational priorities, and staff capacity;

·         Create systems and processes that support consistent and effective donor engagement, including building and maintaining a donor database.

 

Donor Identification and Cultivation

·         Through prospect research and on-going relationship development expand the portfolio of individual and institutional donors including foundations and corporations;

·         Identify individuals and foundations to expand local support in the regions PSY serves;

·         Create major donor cultivation events to introduce individuals to PSY’s mission and impact;

·         Develop goals and stewardship strategies that ensure each donor (both individual and institutional) receives frequent, personalized attention;

·         Leverage wealth screening and other research tools to ensure solicitations are aligned with donors’ capacity and interests;

·         In partnership with the Communications team, identify and cultivate sponsors for the four Symposia on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness (Rural, National, West, and South).

 

Communication and Collaboration

·         Create an annual fundraising calendar and effectively collaborate with relevant individuals and departments to meet application, reporting, event, and communications deliverables;

·         In communication and partnership with the Programs and Communications teams, develop a process that ensures all restricted funding proposals are in support of existing and planned programs;

·         Coordinate with the Management Team to collect data, analyze outputs, and effectively report organizational impact to donors and prospects;

·         Support the Policy team’s efforts to use a public health framework to obtain significant new federal, local, city and state funding for evidence-based solutions, including Direct Cash Transfers, to end and prevent youth homelessness;

·         Engage and provide support to the Board of Directors to meet their individual fundraising goals and to fulfill their responsibilities as ambassadors for the organization;

·         Foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization built on a foundation of transparency and collaboration.

 

Professional Requirements

 

The new Senior Vice President, Development will have a clear understanding of trends in philanthropy and will be adept at navigating a rapidly changing donor landscape. They will be a skilled storyteller and internal advocate and champion, who is able to build support for an organization that operates outside of direct services models. The successful candidate must have the following:

·         At least seven years’ nonprofit fundraising experience in the youth homelessness, housing, LGBTQ youth or related spaces;

·         Successful track record of developing strategic fundraising plans to expand sustainable and diverse revenue streams;

·         Demonstrated success cultivating and stewarding donor relationships, and soliciting major gifts;

·         Knowledge of the philanthropic culture and community in the youth, homeless, LGBTQ, Direct Cash Transfers, and related spaces;

·         Experience leading relationships with institutional funders, and prior oversight of timely, accurate, and effective proposals and reports;

·         Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing expertise, donor solicitation and public speaking experience;

·         Expertise in development department best practice systems, structures, policies and procedures, including prior experience building donor databases or CRM platforms;

·         Proficiency in Salesforce, Google Docs, LinkedIn Recruiter, Trello, and Slack.

 

Personal Characteristics

The new Senior Vice President, Development will have excellent relationship-building skills and they will be energized working in a rapid growth, fast-paced, start-up culture. They will be an emotionally intelligent and empathetic colleague who is able to balance the organization’s growth goals with internal capacity. And they will be a collaborative and flexible leader able to adapt to different personalities and work styles. The ideal candidate will have the following:

·         Commitment to social justice frameworks including race, gender, and economic justice, and equity;

·         Alignment with PSY’s youth-centered and liberation-focused values;

·         Exceptional relationship development and interpersonal skills;

·         Sound judgment in maintaining confidential information;

·         Extraordinary attention to detail and excellent time management skills;

·         Ability, on occasion, to work evenings, weekends, and irregular hours;

·         Ability to travel and work effectively in a variety of geographic, political, and cultural settings;

·         An amazing storyteller and communicator, working internally and externally to tell the story of how Point Source Youth is working to end the youth homelessness crisis.

 Compensation

 The anticipated salary range for this position is $150,000 – $170,000, commensurate with the lived and professional experience and qualifications of the selected candidate. In addition, Point Source Youth provides an excellent benefit package including 100% employer paid health insurance and a fully funded Healthcare Spending Account equal to the annual deductible. They also provide a 401(k) with an annual 4% match, dental and vision insurance, and monthly home office and cell phone stipends.

In keeping with Point Source Youth’s work to dismantle white supremacist workplace structures and to create space for rest, they offer a generous PTO policy and holiday schedule, they close the offices for one week during the summer and three weeks at the end of the year, and they provide a two-month paid sabbatical following each five years of tenure.

Location
Ideally, the Senior Vice President, Development will live in the greater New York City metro area. However, remote work arrangements will be considered for the exceptional candidate we are seeking.

 

Contact
Please submit a résumé and original cover letter that describes your interest in the organization’s mission and qualifications for the position as attachments via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel,
Managing Partner
McCormack+Kristel

1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599

Email: search@mccormackkristel.com | Website www.mccormackkristel.com

All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.  Please note that your education, dates of employment and other information will be verified prior to an offer.

 

McCormack + Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers. Point Source Youth does not discriminate in any of its employment policies or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

 

 

 

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Digital Fundraising and Engagement Manager, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

The Organization

About KIND

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND is seeking a motivated, organized, and passionate Digital Fundraising and Engagement Manager to support the growth of its individual giving program, as well as the meaningful digital engagement of donors across the organization’s revenue streams. The Manager serves as a member of the Development team and will report to the Director of Individual Giving and Events.

The Manager manages and oversees the growth of online fundraising programs and the digital aspects of other donor programs, executing effective strategies and techniques in email marketing, website promotions, and other digital channels. The Manager will provide coordinated leadership of digital fundraising and engagement activities, developing and implementing strategies to support fundraising across the organization.

This position is remote and can be based in any of the following KIND registered locations: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and implement a comprehensive digital fundraising and engagement program to aggressively grow annual support from donors with a giving level below $5,000, including sustainer giving. Collaborate with marketing agency to manage donor cultivation, renewal, and solicitation campaigns, monthly giving, donor acquisition and stewardship, digital advertising, and digital advocacy efforts as part of this program.
  • Liaise with major gifts team to hand off qualified donors to major gifts portfolios.
  • Create and execute donor conversion, retention, and upgrade strategies.
  • Oversee regular audits of digital fundraising collateral to ensure evergreen content is continually monitored and refreshed to ensure the best digital user experience, as well as consistency, accuracy, and relevance of messaging.
  • In collaboration with marketing agencies, develop email strategies, creative direction, and lead the implementation of email campaigns to drive fundraising and advocacy consistent with KIND’s brand.
  • Provide programmatic information and materials to a marketing agency and oversee final product that is produced for digital communications related to fundraising campaigning.
  • Manage relationships with outside vendors and marketing agencies, including those focused on online fundraising and marketing efforts to ensure they are aligned with organizational objectives and agreed-upon deliverables.
  • Develop a framework for tracking, evaluating, and optimizing campaign performance and engagement metrics and analyze and incorporate data into recommendations and plans.
  • Compile and analyze data analytics to support decision-making in real-time and for longer-term sustainable growth along the donor pathway, including list growth and engagement as well as fundraising metrics.
  • Identify strategy for use of donor segments and suppression lists to retain and upgrade donors.
  • Focus on current best practices and new emerging fundraising and advocacy technologies, including online giving functionality, grassroots advocacy, email solicitations, social media, and crowdfunding.
  • Provide input to income and expense budgets; review and approve vendor invoices.
  • Other duties, tasks, and projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in digital fundraising at a non-profit or marketing agency; rapid response; email marketing; list building; writing and editing; and using data for decision making.
  • Hands-on experience and demonstrated success in planning, developing, and delivering successful digital fundraising campaigns and project management.
  • Experience using online tools, processes, and techniques for donor development, engagement, recruitment, retention, conversions, and list building.
  • Experience managing relationships with vendors and success working in cross-departmental teams.
  • Prior experience with CRMs, donation processing platforms, advocacy, and email marketing platforms. KIND’s’ ecosystem includes Salesforce, Engaging Networks, and WordPress. Experience in one or more of these platforms is preferred.
  • Enjoys collaboration and thrives in a fast-paced team- and matrix-oriented working environment.
  • Data-driven decision-maker who uses analytics and data to guide strategic decisions that align with digital goals, objectives, and initiatives.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to message quickly and effectively, and in a manner that reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion values.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Networked in the nonprofit digital world of fundraising and advocacy.
  • Proactive, flexible, creative, and thrives with ambitious performance goals.
  • Excellent judgment and resourcefulness.
  • Energetic self-starter with outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and proven ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CCS, Google paid advertising, Facebook advertising campaigns, and graphic design are a plus.

Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000 dependent on experience

KIND requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role. https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Senior Grant Writer, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

The Organization

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Overview

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a senior grant writer to prepare persuasive fundraising and institutional development materials for a wide range of audiences, including foundations, governments, and corporations. This position collaborates with KIND’s program departments to clearly and compellingly convey the urgent work KIND is doing to protect unaccompanied children in their search for safety through grant proposals, donor reports, talking points, and briefs. The senior writer is fluent in a variety of styles, ranging from narrative storytelling to highly technical writing, and can navigate a complex workload while moving from project to project with ease. This position requires strategic thinking, excellent project management skills, and deep knowledge of KIND’s mission, values, and goals. This senior writer is a key member of the development team and reports to the director of institutional development.

This position is remote and can be based in any of the following KIND registered locations: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Essential Functions:

  • Learn and maintain a deep working knowledge of KIND and its mission, values, strategic goals, and programs.
  • Proactively gather information related to multiple varied and complex programs, and convey this information succinctly and compellingly, tailored to different audiences.
  • Partner with program departments to write, edit, and format grant proposals, reports, cover letters, donor communications, and related materials.
  • Collaborate with development colleagues to prepare concise and compelling talking points and briefs to support donor solicitations.
  • Ensure all materials are professionally formatted, visually compelling, and adhere to KIND brand guidelines.
  • Edit and proofread drafts of proposals, reports, presentations, and other materials, as requested.
  • Assist the director of institutional giving with activities related to organizational grants, writing tasks, and institutional funder stewardship.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in grant writing, journalism, or programmatic research/writing, preferably for advocacy or mission-driven organizations.
  • Demonstrated track record of success securing six-, seven-, and eight-figure grants from foundations, governments, and corporate funders.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Google Suites.
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized, with superior research and editing skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, managing numerous priorities and emerging opportunities.
  • Ability to plan for and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication styles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graphic design experience and/or proficiency with Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or similar design software.

Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000 dependent on experience

KIND requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role. https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Senior Grant Writer, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

The Organization

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 670 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Overview

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a senior grant writer to prepare persuasive fundraising and institutional development materials for a wide range of audiences, including foundations, governments, and corporations. This position collaborates with KIND’s program departments to clearly and compellingly convey the urgent work KIND is doing to protect unaccompanied children in their search for safety through grant proposals, donor reports, talking points, and briefs. The senior writer is fluent in a variety of styles, ranging from narrative storytelling to highly technical writing, and can navigate a complex workload while moving from project to project with ease. This position requires strategic thinking, excellent project management skills, and deep knowledge of KIND’s mission, values, and goals. This senior writer is a key member of the development team and reports to the director of institutional development.

This position is remote and can be based in any of the following KIND registered locations: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Essential Functions:

  • Learn and maintain a deep working knowledge of KIND and its mission, values, strategic goals, and programs.
  • Proactively gather information related to multiple varied and complex programs, and convey this information succinctly and compellingly, tailored to different audiences.
  • Partner with program departments to write, edit, and format grant proposals, reports, cover letters, donor communications, and related materials.
  • Collaborate with development colleagues to prepare concise and compelling talking points and briefs to support donor solicitations.
  • Ensure all materials are professionally formatted, visually compelling, and adhere to KIND brand guidelines.
  • Edit and proofread drafts of proposals, reports, presentations, and other materials, as requested.
  • Assist the director of institutional giving with activities related to organizational grants, writing tasks, and institutional funder stewardship.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in grant writing, journalism, or programmatic research/writing, preferably for advocacy or mission-driven organizations.
  • Demonstrated track record of success securing six-, seven-, and eight-figure grants from foundations, governments, and corporate funders.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Google Suites.
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized, with superior research and editing skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, managing numerous priorities and emerging opportunities.
  • Ability to plan for and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication styles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graphic design experience and/or proficiency with Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or similar design software.

Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000 dependent on experience

KIND requires all staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

How To Apply

Application Instructions:

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter, in order to be considered for the desired role. https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Remote

Director of Membership and Programs, Funders Together to End Homelessness

The Organization

Our Mission: Funders Together to End Homelessness will mobilize its members to utilize the voice, influence, and expertise of philanthropy in ways that will advance lasting solutions to ending homelessness, including addressing its underlying causes like structural and racial inequities, and helping create policies and systems that center people with lived expertise.

About Funders Together: Funders Together to End Homelessness is the only philanthropic membership organization devoted to ending homelessness in the United States. We serve as a vehicle for members to be part of a broader movement and bring greater financial and intellectual resources to end homelessness and move toward housing justice, and we support the field of philanthropy by providing critical learning and networking opportunities around best practices and innovation to ensure investments are maximized.

Position Overview

This position reports to the Chief Strategy Officer and leads the membership strategy and activities (recruitment, retention, and engagement) and programming strategy and development for the organization.

Membership 

  • Serve as a point of contact for members and keep apprised of their interest, activities, challenges, and work and find ways for Funders Together to support and advance their goals in a mutually beneficial way.
  • Engage current members to deepen interactions with Funders Together and other members through member benefits and services. Support members by understanding their goals and objectives within Funders Together and for their community and customize support and resources based on member needs.
  • Research and scope out information about members and other funders working in homelessness, housing, or intersectional issue areas. Develop and execute a recruitment strategy for new members and convert existing Basic Members (non-dues paying) to Full Members (dues-paying).
  • Lead efforts to track, assess, and report on member engagement.
  • Oversee and manage the onboarding and orientation process for new members.
  • Manage the Membership and Programs Coordinator, who currently supports the membership renewal process and membership administrative tasks.

Programs 
We conduct two signature in-person events a year (during COVID-19 this temporarily shifted to a virtual format, and in 2022 we anticipate doing hybrid events), 1-2 webinars every month, and 1-2 smaller funder calls per month.

  • Create annual programming strategy that meets the interests of our members, share timely and emerging work in housing and homelessness, and pushes philanthropy to learn about and advance housing and racial justice.
  • Design and execute programming, including webinars, funder calls, convenings/events, and other relationship and network-building activities.
  • Develop partnerships with other national and regional philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs) to design joint programming and engage members across interest areas or geographic regions.
  • In partnership with the Chief Strategy Officer, Director of Networks, and Director of Communications, develop and promote online resources (e.g. recommendations, case studies, blog posts) to guide and influence philanthropy.
  • Conduct outreach to members to engage them to participate in programming, serve as speakers, and/or author content.

See more details about compensation and qualifications on Funders Together’s website: https://www.funderstogether.org/career_opportunity_director_of_membership_and_programs

How To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume as PDFs to Stephanie Chan, Chief Strategy Officer, at stephanie@funderstogether.org with “Director of Membership and Programs, First and Last Name” in the subject line.

Funders Together to End Homelessness is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive staff. We encourage people with lived experience of homelessness and housing instability to apply.

Remote – United States

Search Consultant, Aspen Leadership Group

The Organization

Aspen Leadership Group is pleased to announce an opening for a Search Consultant.

ALG is a national network of fundraising leaders. ALG builds enduring and productive relationships with individuals pursuing careers in philanthropy and with leaders of organizations engaged in philanthropy. ALG’s search services focus on building a team and a culture that enable an organization to engage all of its potential donors and volunteers. Consistent with that inclusive approach, ALG is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion, both in our own company and in partnership with our clients and the individuals we serve. Since our establishment, we have built lasting, deep partnerships with numerous organizations as advisory board members, volunteer chairs, presenting and attending conferences, and meeting with leaders as they build their capacity. ALG empowers advancement teams to change approaches and behaviors and drive unprecedented fundraising results. In short, working at ALG gives accomplished and passionate philanthropy professionals a national platform for influence and impact on fundraising talent in the world of philanthropy.

This position requires at least ten years of fundraising/advancement/development experience within the nonprofit sector. Frontline fundraising experience is a plus.

The salary for this position is $100,000 annually. Benefits include 401K with automatic 3% company contribution (no match required); medical coverage through UnitedHealthcare; basic life insurance; short-term and long-term disability; 11 paid company holidays; and 18 days of paid vacation.

ALG is a national firm whose employees operate within virtual office space nationwide. There is some travel, including to relevant professional conferences, trainings, and corporate gatherings.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the responsibilities and preferred qualifications stated in the prospectus. Applications should be received by May 24, 2022.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Vice President for Search Management, the Search Consultant will work closely with Senior Consultants to create and refine candidate pools across a portfolio of searches and establish rapport with ALG candidates and network members through personal and tailored contact, including email, social media, telephone, and video conferencing. As a partner in each search, the Search Consultant will maintain frequent, regular, and clear communication with Senior Consultants across a diverse portfolio of searches and equip them to engage in well-informed consultation with clients. The Search Consultant will serve as an active, engaged member of the Search Management Team.

The Search Consultant will contribute to the success and growth of ALG by building and maintaining strong relationships with current and aspiring philanthropy professionals across the nation and around the globe. The Search Consultant will assist these professionals in navigating thoughtful and productive career paths. They will draw on years of success in building long-term relationships with donors and apply those skills in building lasting talent management partnerships with candidates.

The successful candidate should possess deep knowledge of the field of philanthropy. With experience as a successful fundraiser and as a member of fundraising teams, the Search Consultant will craft outreach strategies that result in diverse talent pools and act as a career counselor and advisor to candidates and prospective candidates. The Search Consultant will interact with candidates as peers, rather than simply as recruiters. They will bring their full expertise to each engagement, leading to more robust discussions and lasting outcomes.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/1107

Remote – USA

MVP Greater NY Area Senior Major Donor Advisor, Movement for Voter Protection

The Organization

About MVP

MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective and promising grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of movements, community organizing, and elections. We aim to increase investment in frontline organizations led by the most impacted communities to increase turnout among the progressive base, build long-term political power, and ultimately to transform our country at the local, state, and national levels. In the 2020 cycle, MVP successfully moved over $120 million to over 600 local groups across the country, focused in the most critical states.

Our Approach:

We are organizers, and the heart of our work is organizing donors through MVP to support local groups in order to build, sustain, and amplify their impact. We work in service of local groups, and we try to be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and to be careful about incentivizing actions that could alter an organization’s own priorities; we work hard not to impose on our partners. We are also striving to continuously scrutinize and dismantle the ways we manifest and reproduce white supremacy culture both internally and externally.

We focus on building from our assets, and taking a positive approach to growth and change that helps groups and donors to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement. We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach; we are always seeking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration among groups and donors.

Position Overview

As the Greater NY Area Senior Major Donor Advisor, you will prospect, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of donors and funders in the greater New York City area who give or have the capacity to give $10,000 or more annually. You will report to the Director of Major Donor Advising and work closely with the other donor advising team members who share the NY area geography as well as the Donor Organizing, Foundations and Donor Partnerships teams.

As the Senior Donor Advisor, you will be responsible for:

  • Effective overall management of your assigned portfolio leading to achieving annual fundraising/advising targets
    • Prospecting new potential supporters
    • Qualifying current and newly identified prospects
    • Cultivating qualified prospects
    • Soliciting and advising current donors and new prospects
    • Stewarding major donors to building lasting relationships between MVP and the donor.
  • Developing funding dockets consisting of MVP grantee partners for our most generous supporters as needed.
  • Liaising with the Foundations and Partnerships team leads on identified NY area foundation funders and potential funding partnerships.
  • Networking of the greater NYC area progressive political and philanthropy spaces
  • Participate in a cross-functional team environment supporting overall team success

How To Apply

Submit an application to https://glymph-consulting.breezy.hr/p/c341e81441ed-mvp-greater-ny-area-senior-major-donor-advisor

Remote, USA

Program Officer, CARE Fund

The Organization

The Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Program Officer. The CARE Fund will invest $50 million over five years in movement building for universal publicly supported care infrastructures that fuel economies, improve the wellbeing of kids and families, create millions of good jobs, promote equity, and enable people with disabilities and older adults to live independently with safety and dignity.

Position Overview

The Program Officer will join the Fund as it transitions into a full-time staffing model. They will serve as the Fund’s primary U.S. grantmaking staff and will work with the Executive Director to develop all U.S. grantmaking and program work, so that the Fund has the desired strategic impact over the duration of its lifespan. Specifically, they will:

Develop targeted, impactful grantmaking strategies grounded in racial, gender, disability, and economic justice. The Program Officer will work with the Executive Director to develop, recommend, and implement domestic grantmaking strategies that include equitable policy implementation; advocacy for local, state, and national policy innovation; narrative and culture change; and field and power building. These strategies will build upon initial rounds of rapid response grantmaking and several months of strategy development by the funder partners. All work will be based squarely in movement building, while balancing the need to meet immediate opportunities with long term needs and capacities. The Program Officer will also lead all aspects of the grantmaking process, including development of solicitation and review of proposal materials; regular due diligence; and developing clear grant recommendations to the funder partners. As part of the grantmaking process, the Program Officer will work closely with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to meet its requirements for grantmaking and official board approval.

Design innovative, community-building programmatic activities that build capacity, knowledge, engagement, and collaboration. Important features of the Fund are its learning meetings and technical assistance opportunities for both funder and grantee partners. The Program Officer will work closely with a staff and consultant team to design and carry out these activities, ensuring that they bring together the perspectives of multiple sectors and stakeholders to help build a broader base that takes a holistic approach to care infrastructure work. The Program Officer will also contribute to the Fund’s efforts to design and implement innovative approaches to learning, monitoring, and evaluation. This includes production of program related documents (strategy papers, portfolio reviews, and impact reports), and sharing impactful work by the Fund and its grantee partners.

Build and cultivate strong, collaborative, mutually accountable relationships with funder and grantee partners, and movement leaders. The CARE Fund is committed to designing decision making processes that include in-depth insights and analyses, as well as accountability and feedback loops from movement leaders. The Program Officer will work closely with the Executive Director and funder partners to specifically explore and pilot participatory grantmaking models that engage, rely on leadership from, and share decision making with grassroots experts, movement leaders, and/or those most impacted by the lack of equitable, publicly supported care infrastructure. The Program Officer will consistently and authentically build relationships with current grantees, donor partners, and other movement leaders. They will promote trust-based engagement among donors and grantees by engaging in active listening across multiple fields and incorporating insights from multiple partners into the Fund’s grantmaking and program work. This will include parents, older adults, care workers, and people with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

Actively participate in other organization-building activities as needed. The Program Officer will be a part of a small, nimble, entrepreneurial team, and will help support the CARE Fund’s fundraising efforts, communications, and operational work as needed. They will bring proactive and creative spirit and an “all hands-on deck” attitude to the Fund’s work.

 QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

 While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will bring significant expertise in at least one—if not multiple—aspects of the care agenda (e.g., paid leave, early care and education, long-term services and supports), as well as passion for the Fund’s movement building approach to achieve equitable and publicly supported care and infrastructure. In addition, successful candidates will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • 7+ years of professional experience working on care infrastructure or related issues.
  • Deep expertise and familiarity with domestic care infrastructure issues, movement leaders and key efforts to achieve change—at a local, regional, and/or national level.
  • Experience advancing social change strategies within or outside of grantmaking, including through direct organizing, advocacy, public policy, and other democratic processes.
  • Strong credibility as a social justice leader, with a demonstrated commitment to the CARE Fund’s vision and values, as well as understanding of gender, racial, disability, and economic justice.
  • Ability to think strategically, analytically, and creatively, and to translate ideas into action through grantmaking and related programmatic work.
  • Excellent judgement, resourcefulness, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive and self-motivated work style, with close attention to follow-up and detail, and ability to manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Commitment to physical and programmatic accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities and chronic health conditions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to compose effective, thoughtful correspondence, including plain language.
  • A sense of humor, team orientation, willingness to play multiple roles as needed, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Core Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiarity with philanthropy and grantmaking in a variety of contexts, including work in foundations, philanthropy serving organizations or intermediaries, non-profits, or government agencies.
  • Experience with participatory grantmaking.
  • Understanding of the power dynamics inherent in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, and commitment to addressing those.
  • Lived experience with the communities and issues that the collaborative fund prioritizes.

COMPENSATION AND OTHER INFORMATION

The compensation range for the Program Officer role is $140,000 – 160,000, plus a competitive benefits package that includes health coverage, retirement benefits, paid sick leave, vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement, and access to professional development resources.

The CARE Fund is a virtual organization. The Program Officer can be based anywhere in the United States and is required to have legal authorization to work in the United States. The CARE Fund is open to discussing flexible work arrangements with the Program Officer, in consultation with and approval by the Executive Director. The CARE Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and the Program Officer will be a full-time employee of RPA. Once it is safe to travel, this position will require 10-20% domestic travel, with variances month to month.

How To Apply

More information about the CARE Fund may be found at: carefund.org

This search is being led by Cara Pearsall and Yuniya Khan of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

AccommodationsIf you should require any reasonable accommodations to submit your information or participate in an ensuing process, the CARE Fund is eager to be supportive. Please contact Yuniya (yuniya@npag.com) or Cara (cara@npag.com) at NPAG.

CARE Fund/Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors is an equal opportunity employer.

Richmond, CA

Executive Director, Greater Richmond Interfaith Program

The Organization

THE POSITION

The Executive Director will oversee all of GRIP’s committed staff, annual operating budget, fundraising, and programs, including a family homeless shelter, soup kitchen, casework, encampment outreach, affordable housing units, and other services. They will ensure that GRIP continues to move forward in its journey to expand and improve its programs. The Executive Director will be the face of the organization, exhibiting a sense of professionalism and diplomacy. They support a team of approximately 20 employees (including three direct reports) and many volunteers. The Executive Director will spearhead innovative solutions to homelessness and hunger and work toward overcoming the root of these pressing issues.

Position Overview

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

We’re searching for a dynamic and experienced non-profit leader with a passion for our work and a strong administrative skillset to advance our vision for excellence at a critical time for homelessness in California. A competitive candidate will bring a track record of exemplary management of people and resources, including strengths in development, outreach, non-profit finance, human resources, and organizational policy and culture. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to build on our 50-year legacy of providing services and turn us into a center of best practices.

Specifically, we are looking for the following traits:

  • Professionalism – We need someone who can professionalize how we do business, take us to the next level of business acumen, and enforce accountability.
  • Calm, Cool, and Collected Temperament – You should be the calm center when storms erupt. A homeless shelter and soup kitchen is often a loud, chaotic, and ever-changing environment. Under stressful situations, you should default to a calm, cool, and collected approach.
  • Tough Love but Empathetic Leadership – We need someone who doesn’t suffer fools, who will hold people accountable, and enforce high standards of professionalism. At the same time, we don’t want a tyrant. The new ED needs to show empathy to both staff and clients and have high emotional intelligence and diplomacy skills.
  • Entrepreneurial – While most of the job is making sure our existing services run smoothly, we also need someone who has a bit of an entrepreneurial streak – someone who will proactively research and implement programmatic best practices as well as try new programs to elevate us to best-in-class.
  • Compliance Wizard – More than half of our funding comes from government sources. You will need to build bridges with our government partners and satisfy monthly reporting requirements.
  • Nonprofit Basics – You need to excel in all nonprofit management basics – fundraising, finance, HR, board governance, communications, programs, and operations. This is the baseline.

Moreover, you should be an admirable leader who speaks by your actions in addition to your words. You’ll show staff that you genuinely care through your communication and listening skills.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, experience, and training that will provide the knowledge and abilities listed herein. This includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, or social work.
  • Seven years of experience at a senior-management level with responsibility for budgeting and financial management; planning and program implementation; management information systems; personnel management and law; fundraising; and other key management tasks.
  • Holder of a valid driver’s license in good standing and access to a reliable automobile with the legally required minimum insurance coverage. Ability to drive safely between external locations and the program office, as required.

Desired:

  • Master’s degree in business, public administration, or social work.
  • Demonstrated depth of experience in managing services/programs designed for homeless, food-insecure, and disenfranchised people.
  • Familiarity with GRIP funders and agencies, County and local elected officials, other local non-profits, and the GRIP faith community.

SALARY ANY BENEFITS Annual Salary: $140,000 – $170,000 DOE/DOQ, and an attractive benefits package.

How To Apply

 For first consideration, APPLY by May 18th at:

·         https://wbcpinc.com/job-board

 

SECURE THE DATES:

·         Interviews will be held virtually on June 15th and in-person on June 30th (candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days)

 

Please contact your recruiter, Sam Sackman, with any questions:

·         sam@wbcpinc.com

·         541-630-0657 (Direct)

·         866-929-9227 (Toll-Free)

GRIP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

San Francisco

Vice President of Programs, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

Founded in 1948, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the nation’s largest community foundations — a grantmaking public charity dedicated to improving life within a specific local region. Our mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Position Overview

The San Francisco Foundation is uniquely positioned to address the Bay Area’s most pressing needs. The Foundation aims for greater community impact and is moving toward population-level results for low-income families and communities of color left out of the region’s robust economy. Five years into the San Francisco Foundation’s implementation of the racial equity and economic inclusion agenda, the organization is at an exciting juncture and next crossroads – poised to further leverage its impact across the Bay Area through deepened strategies for policy and systems change at the local, regional, and state levels, as well as innovative, proactive, and strategically aligned approaches.

POSITION TASKS

In collaboration with senior leadership and staff, the Vice President of Programs plays a key role in positioning the Foundation for the future.  To that end, the VPP is responsible for the following within the Foundation’s Community Impact Department:

  • Lead, inspire, and manage a highly talented, motivated and dedicated team
  • Sustain and grow highly effective strategies to achieve community impacts and advance SFF’s equity agenda
  • Refine grantmaking systems and protocols,
  • Oversee grantmaking portfolios and individual grants to advance results and achieve performance indicators (The VPP approves grants for final review by the CEO/CIO)
  • Partner within the Community Impact department, across the institution, and with key stakeholders to advance the equity agenda, and achieve greater alignment across the Foundation and with the communities SFF serves
  • Serve as a strong ambassador for SFF and its equity agenda
  • Establish a strong partnership with Philanthropy and Gift Planning (PGP) to enhance philanthropic alignment around equity agenda priorities with SFF donors and clients

The Vice President of Programs reports to the Chief Impact Officer (CIO) and is a member of the Foundation’s Leadership Team.  Under the direction of the CIO and in collaboration with appropriate staff, the VP of Programs determines the results, strategies, and performance indicators for the Foundation’s pathways, programs and initiatives.  As a member of the Leadership team, s/he plays a key role in supporting and contributing to Foundation-wide policy and process developments, organizational effectiveness and an inclusive and equity-focused culture.

The Vice President of Programs is responsible for advancing the Foundation’s equity agenda by:

  • Oversight of the pathways to equity: People, Place and Power:
    • Development of a coordinated grantmaking program to advance SFF’s equity agenda and the results of each of the pathways.
      • Approval of pathway grantmaking portfolios and individual grants
      • Oversight of grantmaking (Fluxx) and CRM/SalesForce systems
    • Overseeing the refinement of results, associated strategies and performance indicators connected to the Foundation’s pathways, programs, and initiatives
    • Collaboration with the VP of Policy and Innovation to enhance the focus and progress toward policy and system change goals
    • Further develop and refine, a range of leadership roles, and approaches as civic leader, advocate, convenor, and grant maker.
  • Sustaining and growing highly effective grantmaking strategies that are grantee-centric and equity-focused
  • Growing a strong team with a commitment to collaboration
  • Ensuring that all pathways, initiatives, and programs are equity-focused and include explicit and robust community engagement approaches
  • Collaborate with the Director of Strategic Learning and Evaluation to refine the knowledge management/grants evaluation system to monitor impact
  • Partnering with the Philanthropy and Gift Planning to align donors’ grantmaking with equity agenda priorities
  • Serving as a strong external-facing ambassador of SFF

Boundaries

The Vice President of Programs is critical for the success of SFF’s equity agenda. They provide internal and external leadership across the three pathways—People, Place and Power—ensuring that SFF is using all of its tools and networks to advance greater racial equity and racial equity.

Authority

The Vice President of Programs is part of the leadership of SFF and of the Community Impact Department. They oversee the three pathways—People, Place and Power– a team of 25 staff and work closely with the Philanthropy and Gift Planning team to foster collaboration with SFF’s donors. They oversee more than $20 million of grantmaking per year.

POSITION ROLE

Lead, inspire, and manage a highly talented, motivated, and dedicated team.

The VPP manages a staff of approximately 25 employees, including 4 direct reports, and will oversee a grant-making budget of approximately $24M and operating budgets of approximately $3M.   They will bring leadership within the Community Impact Department and across Foundation Departments, collaborating with Philanthropy and Gift Planning, Finance, Operations, and Marketing and Communications. In particular, the VPP will work closely with Philanthropy and Gift Planning to help align large donors’ giving with the Foundation’s equity agenda.

The VPP is tasked with advancing the Foundation’s three-year impact plan, creating further integration across the program team, with the Policy and Innovations team, and across the Foundation. They will establish greater connections between the Community Impact, Philanthropy and Gift Planning, and Marketing and Communications departments, furthering the Foundation’s impact.

The Vice President of Programs is expected to possess exceptional management and leadership skills and will serve as an inspiring and motivating leader who is ready to take the programmatic work and impact of the equity agenda to the next level.  In this vein, they will help encourage more collaborative, proactive grantmaking across program areas.  The VPP will be responsible for leading change within the team, building a culture of shared accountability, strong communications, and transparency of decision making, bringing leadership to the CI Department and larger organizational goals.

COMPENTENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least five years of experience in philanthropy, including managing larger grantmaking portfolios
  • Strong communications skills both oral and written
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution
  • At least 10 years’ experience overall with nonprofits
  • Deep knowledge and commitment to advancing racial equity and greater economic inclusion
  • Familiarity with grantmaking and CRM systems
  • Experience developing and implementing strategies connected to policy and systems change
  • Management experience within complex organizations
  • Experience building effective teams and engaging in collaborative strategy development and decision-making
  • Experience in the Bay Area with different issues working with diverse communities and constituencies
  • BA or combination of education and experience.

Compensation:  Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a very competitive benefits package.

Remote Work Policy: The Foundation is adopting a long-term hybrid in-person and remote work policy. Dedicated to its employee health and safety, The Foundation will continue to make decisions in accordance with San Francisco County and California mandates. Employees must reside or plan to relocate to the Bay Area if hired.

Requesting Accommodations: The Foundation is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, The Foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact hr@sff.org.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply. 

How To Apply

https://tsff.applytojob.com/apply/3PszxdQS2K/Vice-President-Of-Programs

San Francisco

Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

Founded in 1948, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the nation’s largest community foundations — a grantmaking public charity dedicated to improving life within a specific local region. We are committed to racial equity and economic inclusion so that all people in the San Francisco Bay Area are economically secure, rooted in vibrant communities, and engaged in civic life. Our mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Position Overview

The Assistant to the CFO provides overall administrative, operational, and process support to the Chief Financial Officer.

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

RESPONSIBILITIES

General Administrative Support

The Assistant provides full administrative support to the CFO and, as directed, may provide support to other members on the team including scheduling cross-department meetings on behalf of three Finance Directors.  Administrative support duties include:

  • Calendaring and scheduling, expense reporting, meeting preparation, and other administrative support services for the CFO.
  • Acts as a primary information contact responding to inter-office and public and requests for information and redirecting inquiries and requests as appropriate.
  • Drafts and edits presentations, correspondence, information and reports.  Coordinates “paperwork” flow (largely electronic), including establishing and maintaining filing systems, correspondence, mail, scanning, and inter-office communications.
  • Answers questions from other Assistants about accounts payable processes including where to find appropriate coding and financial forms.
  • Trains new team members on administrative procedures.
  • Provides back-up support to other Assistants, colleagues and reception staff as appropriate.

Board Committee Support

The Assistant provides administrative and logistical support to four Board Committees as well as the 401(k) Committee, and serves as the administrative liaison to Committee members. These responsibilities include:

  • Establishing relationships with Board committee members and their staffs, organizing meetings, including scheduling, preparing agendas and dockets on our BoardEffect platform, data gathering and maintaining records of all pertinent information in conformance with the Foundation’s record-retention policy.
  • Handling all logistical aspects of committee meetings including catering, technology and room set-up, after meeting clean up, and assisting meeting attendees with logistical support as requested.

Special Projects

Provides administrative and coordination of specific tasks as assigned by the supervisor for ongoing or time-limited projects. Recurring tasks include:

  • Coordinating movement of records to offsite storage or scheduling records for destruction in compliance with the records-retention policy.
  • Migrating from paper to electronic document storage.
  • Filing annual renewal of Statement of Information with the Secretary of State.
  • Assembling and coordinating annual mailing of trust tax returns;
  • Assisting the CFO or Controller with document prep and scheduling to have documents notarized or obtain medallion signature guarantees.

Meeting Support

Has primary responsibility for managing all logistical aspects of team meetings and retreats as requested by the CFO.  Tasks include but are not limited to: vendor negotiation, ongoing communication with speakers and attendees, day-of-meeting management, monitoring expenditures, and final payment of invoices.  The Assistant may also be required to take and publish meeting notes as well as follow up with attendees to ensure completion of action items. Creative contributions to planning celebratory events is also helpful.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum three (3) years’ experience providing professional support to senior staff and working on a team.  Experience working with boards or other governing entities a strong plus. Demonstrated ability to work appropriately with highly confidential information.  Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated tact and diplomacy in interacting with others; produce quality work in a high production, multiple project environment, with strong computer/software skills, including Windows 365, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, and Zoom.  Good decision making and time management skills.  Experience providing support to multiple individuals a plus.  College degree preferred.

Compensation:  Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a very competitive benefits package.

Remote Work Policy: The Foundation is adopting a long-term hybrid in-person and remote work policy. Dedicated to its employee health and safety, The Foundation will continue to make decisions in accordance with San Francisco County and California mandates. Employees must reside or plan to relocate to California if hired.

Requesting Accommodations: The Foundation is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, The Foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact hr@sff.org.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply. 

How To Apply

https://tsff.applytojob.com/apply/cQPtRpeA5U/Assistant-To-The-Chief-Financial-Officer?source=Our%20Career%20Page%20Widget

San Francisco

Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communications, San Francisco

The Organization

Founded in 1948, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the nation’s largest community foundations — a grantmaking public charity dedicated to improving life within a specific local region. Our mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communications is responsible for supporting the SFF Marketing and Communications team in meeting ambitious goals. This role includes day-to-day executive support for the Chief Marketing Officer, overall administrative support for the team, and communications-specific tasks and projects in alignment with team and foundation priorities. This role also collaborates closely with all members of the Marketing and Communications team and the Department of the CEO.

Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 15, 2022

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative Support (60%)

  • Full calendar management and administrative support for CMO
  • Administrative support for the Marketing and Communications team, including scheduling, responding to internal and public inquiries, meeting preparation, and notetaking
  • Invoice processing, vendor relationships, and contracts
  • Tracking budget for the Marketing and Communications team and ensuring expenses are recorded correctly
  • Assist with department-related communications materials for the foundation’s board of trustees, at the direction of the CMO

Communications Support (25%)

  • Assist in implementation of multi-platform campaigns and other marketing and strategic communications activities – including writing campaign content – in collaboration with other members of the Marketing and Communications team
  • Provide support for the department’s core strategies, which include narrative shift, increasing internal communications capacity, and the organization’s upcoming 75th anniversary
  • Support ongoing management of digital assets, including acquisition, cataloging, maintenance, and updating
  • Assist with media relations, including conducting media monitoring, building media lists, and assisting with media inquiries
  • Support social media strategy, including creating posts, monitoring, and evaluation

Events Support (15%)

  • Coordinate and/or support end-to-end event logistics for internal cross functional and external public facing meetings and events
  • Support physical set-up of in-person events, including working with caterers and vendors, reserving facilities, setting up conference rooms, and other on-site logistical activities
  • Support technology set-up of virtual events, including managing participants, setting up breakout rooms, running polls, and troubleshooting technical problems

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Take on increasing ownership of selected projects within Marketing and Communications that align with the team’s needs and the selected candidate’s interests
  • Ensure that all SFF communications consistently adhere to high standards of excellence
  • Demonstrate a strong command of institutional systems and technical platforms
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and exercise sound judgement
  • Effectively support department priorities

QUALIFICATIONS

To be considered, applicant should have 2 – 5 years of experience in a related role (previous experience can be paid or unpaid)

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively juggle competing priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Experience managing multiple calendars and scheduling using electronic platforms
  • Prior experience in a closely related administrative support role
  • Ability to work under pressure, adapt easily to changing situations and priorities and meeting multiple deadlines and goals.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Self-starter with a commitment to outstanding customer service.

Required Competencies

  • Highly organized, with demonstrated success in managing multiple projects
  • Strong written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability in Microsoft ecosystem, especially Outlook email and calendar
  • Ability to quickly learn new processes, systems, and applications as they are introduced into the work environment and, as appropriate, assist in training other team members
  • Exemplary attention to detail, solution-focused orientation, and strong work ethic

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated technology literacy in (or a strong desire to learn):
    • Email marketing platforms (e.g., Mailchimp)
    • CRM platforms (e.g., Salesforce)
    • WordPress and or other content management systems
    • Project management systems
  • Experience in marking and communications work in paid or unpaid roles
  • Interest in developing skills in marketing and communications, especially in the areas of event management, marketing automation, writing, and storytelling
  • Interest in philanthropy, racial equity, and the Bay Area

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a very competitive benefits package.

Remote Work Policy: The San Francisco Foundation is adopting a long-term hybrid in-person and remote work policy. Dedicated to its employee health and safety, the foundation will continue to make decisions in accordance with San Francisco county and California mandates. Employees must reside in or plan to relocate to California if hired.

Requesting Accommodations: The foundation is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, the foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact hr@sff.org.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

How To Apply

https://tsff.applytojob.com/apply/h3ffmBjTCp/Administrative-Assistant-Marketing-And-Communications?source=Our%20Career%20Page%20Widget

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Senior Program Officer - Housing Security and Public-Private Partnerships, Crankstart

The Organization

Crankstart is a private foundation based in the Bay Area. The Crankstart mission is to support leaders and organizations with the know-how and tenacity to take on tough problems which have no quick or easy answers. Crankstart currently supports efforts in democracy, education, economic mobility, housing security, climate, and science.

Crankstart is primarily focused on helping build a stronger and more just San Francisco and Bay Area for all. In 2021, Crankstart made over $250m in grants with about 60% going to nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Crankstart is currently a small, lean team of six with plans to grow efficiently over the next few years. As a funder, Crankstart aims to build trust, be responsive and enable leaders and communities to identify problems and solutions that matter most to them. We have an equity-oriented team that prioritizes collaboration and inclusion, as well as healthy disagreements in all directions.

Crankstart was founded by Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman who are actively engaged as Board members. As early signatories to the Giving Pledge, they have committed to giving away the majority of their wealth in their lifetimes.

For more information about Crankstart, please visit https://crankstart.org/.

Position Overview

The Opportunity

Crankstart is seeking an equity-centered strategic leader to serve as a Senior Program Officer (SPO) leading Crankstart’s new body of work focused on housing security and public-private partnerships. Crankstart believes that the only way to get to a stronger and more just San Francisco and Bay Area is through intentional partnerships across sectors that work under a community-first, collective impact approach.

The SPO will function as a high-level individual contributor and people manager. The role oversees two bodies of work:

  • Housing Security Portfolio. The SPO will lead Crankstart’s housing security funding strategy and make and oversee related grants. The SPO will manage and work in partnership with a Program Officer dedicated to this portfolio. Crankstart’s historical work in this area has been rooted in grantmaking to nonprofit providers, but also includes other types of investments. The intent is to expand this work to support a systems-change approach.
  • Public-Private Partnerships. The SPO will develop a strategy to enable cross-sector (nonprofit, private and public) partnerships across each of Crankstart’s issue areas. Other portfolios will see the SPO as an advisor or internal consultant, helping to identify and implement strategies aimed at leveraging and/or incentivizing public-private partnerships.

The ideal candidate is a senior leader with 1) substantive public sector experience and expertise in housing security projects; 2) strong knowledge of housing and homelessness research and interventions, and the local nonprofit landscape; 3) experience integrating work across systems (e.g., housing and criminal justice); and 4) experience working and leading cross-sector partnerships to improve population level outcomes for a city, county or state. Candidates with lived experience in California’s racially and economically diverse communities are preferred.

The SPO will report to Crankstart’s Managing Director of Programs. This role is based in the San Francisco Bay Area; it is not a remote position.

Responsibilities

Strategy Development & Leadership

  • Build strategic relationships with thought leaders, civic leaders, and practitioners to      shape Crankstart’s housing security and public-private partnerships work.
  • Develop and implement strategies aligned to key funding priorities.
  • Inform strategic adjustments in the context of an evolving local and state policy landscape.
  • Model a strong community and grantee-centered approach.
  • Implement participatory and inclusive design principles across strategy and projects.
  • Remain informed of current research and trends across housing security in the Bay Area.
  • Monitor progress and measure impact to continuously improve.
  • Attend site visits and external meetings in-person when necessary.

Grantee Partnerships & Investments

  • Build and maintain trusting relationships with senior leaders and key stakeholders.
  • Model trust-based philanthropy values and continuously improve the grantee experience.
  • Research and scope new funding opportunities that innovate beyond the status quo.
  • Partner with peer funders working to address the Bay Area’s housing crisis.
  • Work to strengthen the organizational capacity of grantees.
  • Monitor grant investments and maintain ongoing communication with grantees to both understand their evolving needs and collect input on how Crankstart can improve its work.
  • Prepare grant recommendations, context papers and strategy documents.

Public-Private Partnerships

  • Develop and manage the implementation of a horizontal stream of work focused on leveraging private/public/nonprofit collaboration to advance portfolio outcomes.
  • Identify funding opportunities and/or develop innovative public/private demonstration projects with other funders, the business community and local government toward a stronger and more just San Francisco/Bay Area.
  • Act a liaison between Crankstart and City Hall offices and departments by building authentic relationships and staying current on policies, processes and initiatives.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of eight years of work experience in the public sector, including four years      in a senior leadership role.
  • Experience working on housing security projects and or initiatives.
  • Strong knowledge of housing and homelessness research and interventions, as well as the local nonprofit landscape.
  • Experience working and leading public/private/nonprofit partnerships to improve population level outcomes for a city, county or state.
  • Substantive experience on key Bay Area and/or California policy issues and processes.
  • Track record of improving the outcomes of historically marginalized communities in the Bay Area.
  • Experience managing a team toward collective results.

Candidate Preference:

  • Possess lived experience with California’s racially and economically diverse communities.

The ideal candidate has the following skills and abilities:

  • Strong at crafting “big-picture” systems-change vision and carrying out complex, yet flexible, implementation strategies that meet community-based needs.
  • Ability to apply participatory or liberatory design principles across various efforts.
  • Natural curiosity and ability to envision possibilities that align with Crankstart’s priorities.
  • Proven ability to lead and influence others in a constructive manner using both formal and informal authority while building and sustaining collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to rapidly assess, prioritize, and deliver assistance across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a focus on being able to synthesize complex concepts, information, and recommendations succinctly and effectively for decision.
  • Ability to work across the political spectrum, and to respect diverse perspectives.
  • Ability to manage multi-faceted projects involving a range of staff and partners.
  • Possess authentic humility around learning and improvement.
  • Strong desire to work within a startup environment.

Work Environment

The SPO is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and a remote option is not available. The Crankstart team currently works from a co-working space in San Francisco on Mondays and offers use of a coworking space 5 days a week from 9am-7pm. Crankstart will eventually move into a permanent office location in San Francisco while continuing to have a hybrid work model.

Compensation and Benefits

Crankstart offers a competitive salary based on experience and a benefits package including medical, dental, a 15% 401k match, generous vacation and paid holidays, and a generous Employee Giving Alignment Program. The starting salary range is expected to be $170k to $220k depending on experience.

COVID-19

Crankstart requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except as required by law. Any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.

How To Apply

Application Process
Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained for this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to Martha@marthamontagbrown.com. All correspondence will remain confidential.

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Senior Program Officer - Education and Economic Mobility, Crankstart

The Organization

Crankstart is a private foundation based in the Bay Area. The Crankstart mission is to support leaders and organizations with the know-how and tenacity to take on tough problems which have no quick or easy answers. Crankstart currently supports efforts in democracy, education, economic mobility, housing security, climate, and science.

Crankstart is primarily focused on helping build a stronger and more just San Francisco and Bay Area for all. In 2021, Crankstart made over $250m in grants with about 60% going to nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Crankstart is currently a small, lean team of six with plans to grow efficiently over the next few years. As a funder, Crankstart aims to build trust, be responsive and enable leaders and communities to identify problems and solutions that matter most to them. We have an equity-oriented team that prioritizes collaboration and inclusion, as well as healthy disagreements in all directions.

Crankstart was founded by Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman who are actively engaged as Board members. As early signatories to the Giving Pledge, they have committed to giving away the majority of their wealth in their lifetimes.

For more information about Crankstart, please visit https://crankstart.org/.

The Opportunity

Crankstart is seeking an equity-centered strategic leader to serve as a Senior Program Officer (SPO) leading Crankstart’s work focused on education and economic mobility. The SPO will function as a high-level individual contributor and people manager. The role oversees two bodies of work:

The Opportunity

Crankstart is seeking an equity-centered strategic leader to serve as a Senior Program Officer (SPO) leading Crankstart’s work focused on education and economic mobility. The SPO will function as a high-level individual contributor and people manager. The role oversees two bodies of work:

  • Education Portfolio. The SPO will lead Crankstart’s education funding strategy and grantmaking focused on the following funding priorities: early childhood education, postsecondary access and success, extended learning, and teacher pipeline diversity. Crankstart’s historical work in these areas has been rooted in grantmaking to nonprofit providers. The SPO will extend Crankstart’s work by using a systems-change approach.
  • Economic Mobility Portfolio. The SPO will lead Crankstart’s economic mobility funding strategy and make and oversee related grants. The SPO will manage and work in partnership with a Program Officer dedicated to this portfolio. Crankstart’s historical work in this issue has been rooted in grantmaking to nonprofit providers primarily working on workforce development, extending access to safety net benefits, and public health support.

Crankstart sees these two bodies of work as inextricably linked. As such, the SPO will work to coordinate efforts particularly as they relate to postsecondary success, career readiness and workforce development.

The ideal candidate for this role is a senior leader with 1) substantive experience in education and/or economic mobility improving population level outcomes for a city, county or state;      2) strong knowledge of education and economic mobility research and interventions, as well as the local nonprofit landscape; and 3) a track record of improving the outcomes of historically marginalized communities. There is a preference for candidates with lived experience in California’s racially and economically diverse communities, and experience working on postsecondary access/success, college readiness and/or workforce development experience in the Bay Area.

The SPO will report to Crankstart’s Managing Director of Programs. This role is based in the San Francisco Bay Area; it is not a remote position.

Responsibilities

Strategy Development & Leadership

  • Build strategic relationships with thought leaders, civic leaders, and practitioners to      shape Crankstart’s work in education and economic mobility.
  • Develop and implement strategies aligned to key funding priorities.
  • Inform strategic adjustments in the context of an evolving local and state policy landscape.
  • Model a strong community and grantee-centered approach.
  • Coordinate efforts across education and economic mobility to accelerate progress.
  • Implement participatory and inclusive design principles across strategy and projects.
  • Remain informed of current research and trends across education and economic mobility.
  • Monitor progress and measure impact to continuously improve.
  • Attend site visits and external in-person meetings when necessary.

Grantee Partnerships & Investments

  • Build and maintain trusting relationships with senior leaders and key stakeholders.
  • Model trust-based philanthropy values and continuously improve the grantee experience.
  • Research and scope new funding opportunities that innovate beyond the status quo.
  • Partner with funders working to improve education and economic mobility in the Bay Area.
  • Work to strengthen the organizational capacity of grantees and sector.
  • Monitor grant investments and maintain ongoing communication with grantees to both understand their evolving needs and collect input on how Crankstart can do its job better.
  • Prepare grant recommendations, context papers and strategy documents.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of eight years of work experience in education and/or economic mobility, including four years in a senior leadership role.
  • Substantive experience working and leading education economic mobility efforts to improve population level outcomes for a city, county or state.
  • Strong knowledge of education and economic mobility research and interventions, as well as the local nonprofit landscape.
  • Track record of improving the outcomes of historically marginalized communities in the Bay Area.
  • Experience managing a team toward collective results.

Candidate preferences:

  • Possess lived experience with California’s racially and economically diverse communities.
  • Experience working on postsecondary access/success, college readiness and/or workforce development experience in California.

The ideal candidate has the following skills and abilities:

  • Strong at crafting “big-picture” systems-change vision and carrying out complex, yet flexible, implementation strategies that meet community-based needs.
  • Ability to apply participatory or liberatory design principles across various efforts.
  • Natural curiosity and ability to envision possibilities that align with Crankstart’s priorities.
  • Proven ability to lead and influence others in a constructive manner using both formal and informal authority while building and sustaining collaborative relationships.
  • Ability to rapidly assess, prioritize, and deliver assistance across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a focus on being able to synthesize complex concepts, information, and recommendations succinctly and effectively for decision.
  • Ability to work across the political spectrum, and to respect diverse perspectives.
  • Ability to manage multi-faceted projects involving a range of staff and partners.
  • Possess authentic humility around learning and improvement.
  • Strong desire to work within a startup environment.

Work Environment

The SPO is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and a remote option is not available. The Crankstart team currently works from a co-working space in San Francisco on Mondays and offers use of a coworking space 5 days a week from 9am-7pm. Crankstart will eventually move into a permanent office location in San Francisco while continuing to have a hybrid work model.

Compensation and Benefits

Crankstart offers a competitive salary based on experience and a benefits package including medical, dental, a 15% 401k match, generous vacation and paid holidays, and a generous Employee Giving Alignment Program. The starting salary range is expected to be $170k to $220k depending on experience.

COVID-19

Crankstart requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except as required by law. Any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.

How To Apply

Application Process
Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained for this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to Martha@marthamontagbrown.com. . All correspondence will remain confidential.

Application Process
Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained for this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to Martha@marthamontagbrown.com. All correspondence will remain confidential.

San Francisco, CA

Manager, Digital Marketing, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

The Organization

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Together, our community is shaping Jewish life in the Bay Area by focusing on three main priorities. First, we’re working to foster and facilitate more impactful philanthropy. Second, we’re working to ensure security and resilience for local Jewish families. And third, we’re engaging the next generation of Bay Area Jews, so they too can find connection and meaning in the values and traditions of Judaism.

The Federation seeks highly motivated individuals with a variety of skill sets to build the next generation of Federation engagement. We are especially interested in forward-thinking, collaborative, and open-minded candidates who are willing to take risks, possess a high level of integrity, and model a positive attitude that inspires confidence.

Position Overview

The Digital Marketing Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing marketing campaigns that promote the Federation’s services, enhance brand awareness within the digital space, as well as drive website traffic and acquire leads/donors. This role oversees all aspects of the Federation’s digital marketing strategy, including setting organizational goals, policies, procedures, workflows, and evaluation metrics that ensure the Federation is efficient and successful in its online marketing efforts.

The Digital Marketing Manager identifies and evaluates new digital technologies and uses web analytics tools to measure site traffic to better optimize marketing campaigns, email marketing, social media, and display and search advertising. This position serves as an internal expert and advisor, as well as the primary point of contact
for all departments within the Federation, to consult on strategies that maximize the impact of online
marketing tools and approaches.

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

This role does not have managerial responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  • Execute all aspects of digital marketing, including email, web, advertising, and social media campaigns.
  • Direct strategy and administer Federation-owned social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.).
  • Manage the design, production, scheduling, distribution, and analysis of digital marketing campaigns for all internal departments, which include email, social media, and paid advertising.
  • Partner with the Marketing and Communications team to develop digital campaigns and targeted online outreach efforts, identifying engagement opportunities, and project plans that encourage the continuum of interaction with online audiences.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external consultants to support cross-departmental cultivation of donor engagement and retention by advising on and executing tactics that promote short- and long-term objectives. This includes email acquisition, website traffic analysis, and social media outreach.
  • Proofread, design, and build emails that relay and ensure brand clarity and voice.
  • In partnership with the content marketer, curate, draft, and edit engaging online content including videos and images, and promote across a variety of online platforms.
  • Recommend, plan, and manage paid social media and display and search advertising strategies and budgets.
  • Perform quality assurance for digital collateral — testing links, proofing, attaching pre-approved lists, and checking renderings.
  • Develop digital marketing toolkits for partner marketing efforts.
  • Prioritize projects, coordinate production timelines, secure deadlines, and work with internal departments to ensure timely deliverables.
  • Advise on the marketing department’s efforts to brand, design, develop, and implement site surveys, online promotions, and online outreach initiatives.
  • Create social media guidelines and standards for best practices; provide tools to content creators across the organization.
  • Train and mentor staff across the organization to improve social media integration and usage.
  • Develop, evaluate, and oversee implementation of A/B testing protocol and procedures.
  • Manage consultants and vendors on digital marketing-related projects.
  • Track and report on metrics and KPIs across all online properties and help identify patterns in data and online constituent behavior to inform marketing strategy; communicate performance to marketing team and to broader organization.
  • Keep a constant pulse on industry trends, with an eye on the digital landscape.

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT

  • 5 years of digital marketing experience, including the development and execution of successful integrated digital marketing campaigns.
  • Experience producing and developing digital social media content including writing and editing, creating visuals, and formatting HTML e-mail templates.

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)

  • Thorough knowledge of social media channels, metrics, and best practices of different platforms such as Sprout Social.
  • Working knowledge of Constant Contact, Canva, Photoshop, HTML, CSS, and UTM tags ; advanced knowledge preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience with Google Analytics, Google AdWords, email marketing, lead generation, and SEO.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; ability to write clear compelling content and use storytelling to build online engagement.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical details to both non-technical and IT staff.
  • Resourcefulness and resilience; ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with high attention to detail.
  • Creative, strategic, and collaborative approach to problem-solving.
  • Forward-thinker and self-motivator with strong project management skills.
  • Interest in the Bay Area Jewish community, Jewish holidays, traditions, and customs preferred.

Compensation range: $70,000 – $90,000

How To Apply

For additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits — medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

Please note that the Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires, and is planning a hybrid work model of working two days a week in our office.

San Francisco, CA

Social Media & Marketing Manager, Diller Teen Fellows, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

The Organization

The Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 11th graders designed to inspire and promote Jewish engagement and leadership among Jewish youth. This international program began in San Francisco 20 years ago and has since expanded to include 32 communities across North and South America, South Africa, Australia, Europe, and Israel. The program is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Federation.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 11th graders designed to inspire and promote Jewish engagement and leadership among Jewish youth. This international program began in San Francisco 20 years ago and has since expanded to include 32 communities across North and South America, South Africa, Australia, Europe, and Israel. The program is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Federation.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Diller Teen Fellows is recognized as a premier identity-building and leadership development program for Jewish teens. Established in San Francisco in 1998 by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, the program provides a cutting-edge model for experiencing Jewish pluralism and peoplehood.

Diller invited a selected group of Jewish 10th and 11th graders from 32 communities across 7 countries.

Today, Diller is in 32 communities across seven countries; each community selects a cohort of twenty teens to participate in the yearlong fellowship experience where they will be empowered to step up, lead their communities, and help repair the world. Diller’s network of 6,000 alumni leaders is actively engaged in making a difference in their communities, Israel, and the global Jewish community.

ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

Diller Teen Fellows is housed within The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. North American-based staff members are employed by the Federation, though many work remotely in other communities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITIONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develop and own social media strategy to ensure international channels and community channels maintain proper synergies for maximum positive return.
  • Serve as a main liaison to 32 communities on marketing materials and best practice sharing.
  • Develop creative, exciting, meaningful, and fun social media content for all Diller Teen Fellows.
  • International channels, which includes Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Write and edit copy for English social media channels. Fluency in Hebrew and ability to translate copy for Israeli audience is a major plus. Alternatively, manage translation and translation processes to ensure error-free copy.
  • Ensure content is grounded in audience insights and is relevant to platform user behavior and trends.
  • Create graphic assets using templates and design tools, including but not limited to, Canva.
  • Ability to edit photo/video using appropriate tools.
  • Work with graphic designer and videographer when necessary on more in-depth visual assets.
  • Manage digital/social media budget.
  • Own and manage social media content calendar.
  • Develop a relationship with program Coordinators across global communities and serve in consultative capacity as go-to advisor on marketing and social media questions and programs.
  • Have a firm grasp of social media analytics and the strong ability to derive actionable insights from data and pivot strategy as necessary.
  • Keep a finger on the pulse of evolving social media landscape and pinpoint additional channels to join that make sense for the brand.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

  • 3+ years developing social media strategy and managing social media channels for a corporation or nonprofit organization brand.
  • Strong functional grasp of marketing.
  • Extremely well versed in and passionate about social media. Proven track record developing and managing organic and paid social media across a variety of social channels.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to understand and pivot into brand voice.
  • Fluency in Hebrew language – written and oral – a huge plus.
  • Ability to assess new opportunities and make data driven decisions.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, including spelling and grammar.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Excitement about mission driven social impact work.
  • BA or equivalent in communications, marketing, or related field.

Compensation range: $70,000-$75,000/annually.

How To Apply

TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

WHAT WE OFFER

Excellent benefits — medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

*The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires.

Santa Clara, CA

Chief Financial Officer, YMCA of Silicon Valley

The Organization

YMCA of Silicon Valley (YMCASV) has been listening and responding to the most critical social needs in the Silicon Valley community for over 150 years. Founded in 1867 (beginning with the YMCA of San Jose), YMCASV operates a comprehensive network of facilities and programs serving San Jose, Cupertino, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and surrounding areas. Today, YMCA of Silicon Valley has grown to offer programs and services on more than 300 school campuses, at 10 health and wellness facilities from Gilroy to Redwood City, and a year-round resident camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Position Overview

YMCASV seeks a Chief Financial Officer to serve as a communicative thought partner and be responsible for financial planning, reporting, asset management, development of systems and procedures, team management, and managing the financial risks of the association.

How To Apply

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

Seattle, Washington

Director, Communications, Raikes Foundation

The Organization

The Raikes Foundation was launched in 2002 by Seattle based philanthropists, Jeff and Tricia Raikes, with a focus on both “what” and “how” philanthropy funds. Specifically, the foundation has had a deep commitment to youth through its long-term work in education and youth homelessness, and to supporting funders to give in more impactful ways. Over the years, the foundation has also embarked on a journey to understand and deepen its commitment to racial equity and how it serves as a through-line across all the foundation’s work. Given the multi-crisis context the country is facing, as well as a deepening awareness of the inequities baked into the systems that are supposed to support all Americans, the foundation is deepening its work on equity and justice.

Position Overview

With leadership from Executive Director, Dennis Quirin, the Raikes Foundation is looking to build and maintain the foundation’s brand and reputation as well as expanding its impact though communications. With this exciting focus, NPAG and the Raikes Foundation invite nominations and applications for a Director of Communications.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director will first and foremost be a mission aligned partner, compelling storyteller, and gifted communicator who is intellectually curious and has the facility to write and speak about complex social issues and sectors in a way that inspires action. The Director will work within funder and partner coalitions that help identify and deliver on field-facing communications needs. And finally, the Director will also ensure the foundation has a consistent cadence of content that is relevant, equity-focused, persuasive, and engages the foundation’s key leaders, including the co-founders, to use their voices to advance the foundation’s mission.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader and collaborative team member, capable of deftly working within coalitions, managing resources, and ensuring a wide range of voices are featured and heard. Strong candidates will have a deep understanding of issue-based communications and a demonstrated track record for designing and implementing communications programs focused on impact in the field. The Director of Communications will effectively steward the communications assets in a small but dynamic and growing organization and bring a strategic outlook to designing and implementing a foundation communications strategy that supports broad, cross-cutting work and knits together the needs of multiple program areas.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

As a key member of the Raikes Foundation Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the Director will work in partnership with the Executive Director and closely with SLT colleagues to build and maintain the foundation’s brand and reputation, as well as expand its impact through communications, in order to advance its mission.

The core responsibilities of the Director are as follows:

Vision and Strategy

  • Refine and implement the vision for the foundation’s field-focused communications strategy, including articulating a clear internal philosophy on the role of communications and how to use the foundation’s assets to advance the mission.
  • Refine and execute an organization-wide communications strategy, that effectively integrates work across program areas and tends to specific program needs when necessary.
  • Set priorities and monitor performance of the strategy.
  • Partner with the Executive Office Communications Director to support the ongoing development of the Trustees’ voice and platform to ensure alignment with the new foundation brand and strategy and across all of their priorities.

Program Area Guidance

  • Partner with program teams to identify communications needs in their fields, as well as specific initiatives which might require communications support.
  • Help identify skills and resources (internal or external) required for successful implementation.
  • Collaborate across teams to ensure work in each program area integrates with the broader communications strategy.
  • Provide counsel to coalitions identified with program colleagues on field-focused communications projects.
  • Provide counsel to key grantees on specific initiatives requiring communications support.
  • Partner with Executive Office Communications Director to prioritize Trustees’ engagement in supporting key Foundation advocacy initiatives.

Organization, Team, and People Development

  • Supervise and support the development of a full-time communications officer.
  • Optimize use of external consulting resources for ongoing and periodic work to support the Foundation directly and to work in support of outside coalitions.
  • Provide coaching and training to staff and Trustees on consistent use of the foundation’s messaging.
  • Provide leadership on the foundation’s management team to support continuous organizational development and effectiveness, including operationalization of the foundation’s on-going commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in its practices, policies, and structure.
  • Actively participate in regular programmatic team meetings including informing meeting agendas and identifying how the team could optimize and work together to maximize impact.
  • Collaborate with the foundation’s Senior Leadership team to maximize organizational effectiveness and impact.

Communications Strategy Execution

In partnership with the Communications Officer support the brand execution, including:

  • Develop an overarching unified voice for the foundation that ties together the program work and can be understood by all of its priority audiences.
  • Maintain a relevant stream of thought leadership from foundation staff, grantees, and partners that reinforces the organization’s mission and vision.
  • Partner with the Executive Office Communications Director to execute Trustees voice and platform related to the Foundations strategies.
  • Media Relations: Manage reporter relationships, brief staff for interviews, and pitch Op-Ed pieces.
  • Oversee strategy for foundation’s digital channels: Medium, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Build relationships with senior officials, media, thought leaders, policymakers, partners, and other key audiences and serve as an effective spokesperson and ambassador on behalf of the foundation.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 7-10 years of hands-on experience and progressive leadership in coalition building, community building, and movement building through large and complex communication campaigns and strategies. The Director will ideally be a thoughtful storyteller, connector, bridge builder, and strategist who is action oriented and can adapt to changing priorities. The right candidate is a leader with impeccable judgment and listening skills, an effective collaborator throughout the organization regardless of perceived seniority, and someone who excels in inspiring and enabling others to do their very best work. While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Knowledge of racial justice, social equity, community organizing principles, racial and cultural differences; an understanding of systemic and institutional racial bias; sophisticated understanding of issues and concerns of communities of color and other diverse groups.
  • Experience managing work across teams with a high degree of emotional intelligence; a highly collaborative leader with experience in working with coalitions and agency partners to realize impact.
  • Ability to establish trust, understanding, and strong thought partnership in the pursuit of innovative approaches that lead to an appropriate course of action to address strategic objectives, staying relentlessly focused on equity in process and outcome; a creative outlook and adaptability to change, be it embracing a shift in strategy or finding new approaches to existing work.
  • Experience in the design and execution of effective strategies surrounding vision setting, leveraging tools and resources for maximum effect.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including a personal presence that is effective and inspirational across a variety of settings and stakeholders.
  • Experience and fluency in measurement, learning, and evaluation of their strategies and plans in motion.
  • Proven ability to be flexible, adaptive, and can thrive in a fast-paced environment; gathering input, acting on feedback, making appropriate yet at times difficult decisions, and demonstrating sound professional judgment, maturity, and self-awareness to know when to step into the spotlight and the humility and team orientation to know when to let others take the lead.

How To Apply

More information about the Raikes Foundation may be found at: raikesfoundation.org

This search is being supported by Katherine Jacobs and Sharon Gerstman of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The Raikes Foundation’s ability to achieve its mission is enhanced by a diverse team, an inclusive culture and programmatic strategies that apply an equity lens. We seek candidates who possess the knowledge, skills, and lived experience that contribute to the diversity of our team and share a commitment to equity.

Washington D.C.

Thurgood Marshall Institute, Director, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational, Fund

The Organization

Founded in 1940 by Thurgood Marshall, the Legal Defense Fund has been advancing racial justice for Black communities for over 80 years. LDF’s mission is to use the power of law, narrative, research, and people to defend and advance the full dignity and citizenship of Black people in America. LDF’s vision is to imagine and build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic democracy where dignity is sacred, power is shared, and thriving in the standard. We execute on our mission and vision through four program areas: criminal justice, economic justice, education, and political participation. In each of these areas, we seek to unlock the full power of the law by combining litigation, policy, education, research, strategic communications, and community organizing. In our effort to ensure our key initiatives are drawing on the full power of our many tools, we are seeking a leader for the revised role of Director of the Thurgood Marshall Institute (the “Institute” or “TMI”).

The Institute is an interdisciplinary think thank within LDF that is essential to LDF’s comprehensive approach to protecting and expanding civil rights in the United States. Launched in 2015, the Institute complements LDF’s traditional litigation strengths and brings critical capabilities to the fight for racial justice including through cutting-edge research, public education programs, internal thought partnership, and our historic Archives, a distinctive collection of materials chronicling the legal history of the Civil Rights Movement.  The Institute integrates cutting-edge research and innovative thinking to inform, elevate and frame the litigation and policy work of LDF, and contributes to targeted advocacy campaigns to inform remedies and strategies for specific civil rights challenges.

Position Overview

The Director of the Institute will report to the President and Director-Counsel (PDC) and the Associate Director-Counsel (ADC) and is expected to model and uphold the highest ideals of LDF and represent the organization as a leader with external and internal stakeholders, media, and various audiences. The Director will support the work of LDF and help elevate, shape, and frame the narrative of the modern civil rights movement by providing critical research collaboration and advocacy. The Director will manage a team comprised of professionals, including senior researchers, archivists, and renowned institute fellows. The Director will be responsible for formulating the strategic plan for the Institute in concert with the President and Director-Counsel, Associate Director-Counsel, other members of the program team, and leadership of the Archives.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and/or oversee multidisciplinary research projects and provide thought leadership to support and shape current work and provide insight on emerging civil rights issues;
  • Grow the Scholars and Fellows in Residence Program to strengthen relationships with legal scholars and social scientists on evolving scholarship on race as well as to develop new advocacy approaches;
  • Report to the PDC and ADC and collaborate with the Director of Policy Director of Litigation, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Director of Organizing and Chief Communications and Marketing Officer on the development and execution of the Institute’s strategic plan;
  • Develop and/or supervise the development of and strategic distribution plan for research-based publications and communications to shape and frame the narrative on critical civil rights matters;
  • Convene civil rights leaders, scholars, and subject matter experts through the Institute’s Labs—internal and external — and conferences and convenings to examine and deepen the discourse surrounding emerging civil rights issues;
  • Manage a team of professional archivists and institutional historians and provide leadership in advancing an ambitious public-facing archives initiative, defining, and prioritizing the requests for information, and managing the review, protection, and confidentiality of sensitive materials. Enhance the operational infrastructure and be an effective manager of the people and the Institute. Bring management acumen and the ability to recruit, lead, develop and empower staff;
  • Work in collaboration with the PDC and Director of Development to identify and advance fundraising efforts to support the needs of the Institute;
  • Work collaboratively with LDF senior leadership as both a thought leader and peer manager in support of the broader LDF mission;
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, allied organizations, grassroots activists, policymakers, media, etc.;
  • Seek out and engage in public speaking and appearances to heighten LDF’s visibility and brand;
  • Model and drive the program operating principles with initiative teams;
  • Bring updates to the Senior Leadership Team meetings and prepared key conversations for monthly program roundtable discussions;
  • Routinely assess progress across initiatives and make recommendations for changes from plan based on lessons learned and changes in external environment;
  • Incubate ideas for new initiatives;
  • Create agendas and drives collaboration within the Senior Leadership Team on any cross-departmental implications;
  • Partner with ADC and Chief of Staff to conduct annual planning;
  • Partner with CDO to help message the projects to funders and potential funders to raise critical funds;
  • Partner with CFO to set budget and track team’s time and budget against goals;
  • Partner with COO to ensure strong operational and cross-functional collaboration;
  • Ensure the coordination of jurisdictional relationship building and outreach hire for and/or internally resource cross-functional teams;
  • Anticipate/remove roadblocks to progress;
  • Engage heads of program in the key conversations and decisions; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial, mission-first leader with a proven ability to lead via influence vs authority;
  • Demonstrate ability to think strategically, set clear priorities and objectives, and achieve tangible, measurable outcomes;
  • Commitment to the racial justice mission of LDF;
  • Proven people leader with the ability to balance organizational needs with team needs, coach and provide feedback for improved performance, and navigate difficult employee situations;
  • Strong time management and project management discipline;
  • Natural collaborator who embraces partnership with LDF’s Senior Leadership Team, including the Chief of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, Chief of Communications & Marketing Officer, and Chief Development Officer to build the infrastructure, processes, messaging, and funding necessary to fully unleash the work, team, and brand;
  • Ability to manage up and across to set expectations for team and pace of progress;
  • Can nimbly adapt to change when necessary;
  • Proactively seeks to internally educate leaders and staff on initiatives and impact;
  • Seeks out and willingly embraces opportunities to advance public awareness of the work;
  • Ability to create and oversee complex budgets and direct and supervise the fiscal aspects of the work as needed.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated, including the booster shot against COVID-19, and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

How To Apply

This position is open until filled.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

jobs@naacpldf.org

If submitting via email, please include your name (last name, first name) in the email subject line.

Or

Human Resources Department

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

40 Rector Street, 5th floor

New York, New York 10006

Washington DC

Manager, Member Relations, National Center for Family Philanthropy

The Organization

NCFP envisions a world where all communities and systems are vibrant, equitable, and regenerative. To support this, NCFP works to ensure that philanthropic families gain greater clarity of purpose and achieve more meaning and impact in their giving while the field of family philanthropy pursues an ambitious vision toward intentional giving.

Reporting to the Director, Development & Community, the Manager, Member Relations will be responsible for member recruitment, engagement, and retention efforts in support of NCFP’s new strategic direction. The ideal candidate is an organized project manager and compelling writer with strong data gathering and analysis skills.

She/he/they will help create a culture of trust and accountability, transparent communication, and continuous improvement; will be a flexible team player able to work in a cross-functional team environment; and will be committed to motivating and supporting internal and external stakeholders to create a culture and practice that centers the many intersectional aspects of equity and racial equity.

The salary for this position is between $75,000 – $85,000 depending on experience plus benefits, which include paid vacation; 11 holidays; new parent leave; 100% employee premium paid for medical/dental/vision insurance; 5% retirement contribution; short and long-term disability and life insurance; transportation benefit; and professional development. This is a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) status exempt position with a flexible remote option.

Position Overview

CORE FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Member Engagement / Donor Relations (50%)

•                 Plan and implement cultivation opportunities for existing members and prospects (i.e. – new member orientations, welcome and discovery calls, post-event follow up)

•                 Manage development and implementation of donor-specific communication plan including acknowledgment letters, renewal notices and reminders, blogs, and annual and mid-year reports

•                 Manage facilitation of development committee and Friends of Family committee to support NCFP’s fundraising and network engagement initiatives

Project Management / Recruitment and Retention (40%)

•                 Working closely with Director, Development & Community, manage implementation of NCFP’s quarterly member touchpoint strategy; serve as a key liaison between members and program staff

•                 Conduct research on potential members, make recommendations on recruitment strategies based on prospect profile

•                 Prepare weekly and monthly reports to track progress towards recruitment and retention goals

Administrative Support (10%)

•                 Track and record member calls and emails; ensure member data is accurate and up-to-date

•                 Support maintenance of network database including data entry, data cleaning, analysis and reporting

•                 Provide data and information to support creation of monthly development report

•                 Prepare donor profile documents in advance of funder meetings to support senior management team

How To Apply

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to emerald.adeyemi@ncfp.org, subject line: Manager, Member Relations Search. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

Washington State

Program Officer, Group Health Foundation

The Organization

ABOUT US

Group Health Foundation is a relatively new and growing 501(c)(4) philanthropic organization committed to partnering with communities across Washington State to transform the balance of power to ensure equity and racial justice across Washington and beyond. We are hiring a Program Officer to join our expanding team.

Cultivating a staff team that embodies the diverse experiences of Washington communities is essential to these aspirations. We strongly and sincerely encourage applications from people of color; immigrant, bilingual, and multicultural individuals; d/Deaf people and people with disabilities; members of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities; and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

To learn more about our work, our approaches, and our values, please visit our website.

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

The Program Officer will foster and maintain relationships with communities and grantees to advance the Foundation’s learning agenda and evolving grantmaking and advocacy strategies. In the coming years, the Foundation anticipates exciting changes as we expand our highly committed program and policy team, continue to engage communities across the state, and create the strategies that will translate our bold aspirations into action. The Program Officer is an important external representative for the Foundation and a champion for the communities we serve. They will serve as a critical bridge between the Foundation’s priorities and the priorities of the leaders, organizations, and communities served by our growing team. The Program Officer reports to the Portfolio Director and collaborates widely across the Foundation to develop, implement, and evaluate grant programs.

This is a full-time, exempt position. We are actively recruiting applicants from north central, northeast, southeast, and southwest Washington as well as the Olympic Peninsula, the Bellingham area, and the greater Spokane region. Priority will be given to candidates who both live in and have a deep connection to communities in these areas. Employees who live near one of our offices are expected to work in the office at least two days per week. We currently have offices in Seattle and Pasco and are planning to open an office in Tacoma in 2023.

Some early morning, evening, and weekend hours will be required, and regular statewide and regional travel should be expected. All employees participate in our offsite retreats, which often require travel and overnight stays.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

·       In collaboration with the program and policy team, contribute to the development and execution of grantmaking and other program strategies

·       Implement the priorities for an assigned grantmaking area through a combination of grantmaking and community engagement

·       Build and enhance relationships with community leaders, organizational leaders, and funding partners across the state, with particular responsibility for leading the Foundation’s relationship-building and engagement efforts

·       Evaluate grant proposals and develop funding recommendations

·       Serve as a primary partner and point of contact for grantees and other collaborators

·       Represent the Foundation to a diverse range of partners including grantees, community leaders, business leaders, government officials, affinity groups, and collaborators

·       Educate community and statewide leaders about the Foundation’s mission, programs, and goals

·       Identify and disseminate emerging trends in the sector, relevant case studies, and other topics of interest related to the Foundation’s work

·       Prepare strategy memos, briefs, reports, and presentations in a variety of formats to engage a broad range of constituents (e.g., board members, community leaders, grantees, allied funders)

·       Contribute one’s own ideas, perspectives, and lived experiences to the emerging culture of the Foundation

·       Assume other responsibilities and explore new opportunities that arise with the evolving needs and aspirations of the Foundation

QUALIFICATIONS

·       A deep commitment to equity and social justice, and strong alignment with our organizational values

·       Ability to authentically connect the Foundation’s mission and aspirations with one’s own personal experiences

·       Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities

·       Knowledge of, or a strong desire to learn about, the needs of communities across the state who are most impacted by structural inequities

·       At least seven years of leadership experience in the public or nonprofit sector, preferably in a capacity that involves deep partnerships with place- or identity-based communities

·       Experience leading programs or initiatives related to racial justice or disability justice

·       Experience as a grantmaker or other funder, or experience as a nonprofit fundraiser, with working knowledge of the sector and workings of different types of nonprofit organizations

·       Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with diplomacy, and to work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities

·       Excellent project management and organizational skills with demonstrated success managing multiple projects and priorities in a team-based environment

·       Demonstrated ability to research and analyze complex issues and the potential impacts on communities

·       An understanding of the foundational role that racism, ableism, sexism, and other forms of bias and oppression play in perpetuating inequity

·       Experience with various equity, justice, and power-building strategies, including a demonstrated ability to connect with these issues on a personal and organizational level

·       Humility and curiosity, and an understanding of how these qualities are connected to success in this role

·       Demonstrated capacity for self-reflection

·       Strong verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills combined with the ability to listen deeply and authentically

·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint) and Adobe (Acrobat DC) and ability to adapt to new technologies

·       Ability to take part in meetings and events outside of core business hours

·       Enthusiasm for traveling throughout Washington and engaging with communities that may be different from your own (travel is estimated at 15-20% for this position)

COMPENSATION

In addition to a positive and flexible work culture, we attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary ranges are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant data are reviewed when setting ranges for each position. The anticipated starting salary range for this position is $128,000 to $138,000. A compensation enhancement is provided to employees with indigenous or advanced language proficiency in more than one language that they utilize to advance the Foundation’s work across Washington. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully paid medical/dental/vision coverage for employees and dependent children (and partial coverage for partners and spouses), a 10% retirement contribution, generous and flexible paid time off, paid family and medical leave, a transit pass (where available), and support for ongoing professional development.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your specific interests through our online application portal. Priority will be given to applications submitted by Monday, May 30. You will receive an automatic acknowledgment of your application once you submit your materials, and you can expect updates from the Foundation every two to three weeks once the priority deadline has passed.

We are committed to creating conditions where all candidates are able to fully express their talents and potential and invite you to let us know if there are any accommodations that we can provide to support you in your pursuit of this role.

Thank you for your interest in joining Group Health Foundation!

Washington, D.C.

Strategy Officer, The NEA Foundation

The Organization

The NEA Foundation is a national nonprofit and philanthropic organization based in Washington, D.C., Founded by educators, its mission is to work in partnership with others to promote and advance the absolute best in public education with emphases on educational justice, equity, excellence, and opportunity. The Foundation achieves its mission by:

·       investing in educators’ leadership, shared learning and collaboration;

·       supporting partnerships that advance the best in teaching and learning; and

·       sharing improvements in education policy and practice resulting from educators’ and organizational partners’ thought leadership.

The Foundation’s aims are furthered through grants programs, strategic initiatives, fellowship and awards programs, and numerous collaborative efforts.

The Foundation believes that the most innovative and effective policies and strategies emanate from educators engaged in authentic partnership with policymakers, students, parents, and others committed to educational justice, equity, excellence, and opportunity. We envision schools as places that foster both educators’ and students’ love of learning, enabling both to excel. We also envision education as every child’s civil right.

We recognize that the realization of this vision will require rigorous teaching and learning at every educational level; equitable and just educational resources and practices; an appreciation of students’ and educators’ full identity, physical, social, and emotional well-being; the eradication of racism, prejudice, and negative biases or mindsets; and both the public and policymakers’ openness to innovation and change.

More information about the Foundation can be found at www.neafoundation.org

Position Overview

The NEA Foundation is seeking deeply knowledgeable, passionate, and equity-focused advocates for public education to become a part of the Foundation’s Strategy Group. These individuals will assist in furthering existing Foundation programs, developing and implementing new strategic initiatives, and cultivating strategic partnerships and investments to advance the Foundation’s mission

The individuals filling these positions will report to the Chief Officer for Strategic Initiatives. The positions are based in Washington, D.C.

Primary Responsibilities:

As part of a new workgroup within the Foundation, the right candidates for these positions will bring an exceptional capacity for thought partnership in further development of the Foundation’s existing and emerging strategies to advance educational equity, excellence, and opportunity. Chiefly, they will bring deep knowledge of education systems, best practices, and the roles of both educators and educational partnerships in advancing the best in public education. In their roles, they will be expected to be engaged in national conversations about educational justice and improvement with significant comfort and the capacity to contribute to a national dialogue about the roles of educators and educational partnerships. They also will have opportunities to help design the Foundation’s internal systems  in the furtherance of this work. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, humility, a commitment to servant leadership, and the capacity to effectively engage colleagues and other education stakeholders in widely varied contexts are critical considerations in the selection of the Foundation’s officers.

Design and Administration of Strategic Initiative

Help to enact the Foundation’s mission and vision through grantmaking, associated grants management, and program design.

Serve as lead project manager of assigned grants, fellowship and awards programs, and strategic initiatives.

Maintain and share deep knowledge of effective strategies and current thinking in the education and social change fields – what works, most effective and innovative ways to support educators and other positive changemakers, and how to implement effective strategies with partners.

Help identify potential strategic investments and partnership opportunities that advance the Foundation’s mission, vision, and values.

Contribute to the team’s development and refinement of criteria to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of a strategy portfolio.

Facilitate the development and implementation of online and in-person learning opportunities for educators and others, including events and travel.

Support the effective contributions of associated consultants and speakers.

Cultivate and engage Foundation program alumni as leaders, advisors, and members of vibrant network of educators.

Strategy Teamwork

Prepare high-quality written materials for external audiences as well as Foundation management and a Board of Directors.

Work closely with the Foundation’s Communications and Development teams to identify, produce and/or review various content related to Foundation projects, grants, and initiatives.

Develop and maintain effective professional relationships ad partnerships that advance the Foundation’s goals.

Serve as the direct supervisor of a Strategy Associate and/or interns (in partnership with other strategy officers).

Desired Qualifications & Characteristics

·       A deep personal commitment to the NEA Foundation’s mission and values (advancing public education, educator leadership, enhancing the whole child, partnership, the public good, and justice).

·       Knowledge of current issues in public education.

·       Knowledge and experience in identifying, assessing, synthesizing, and communicating best practices related to education practice and policy.

·       A demonstrated capacity to advance justice, equity, excellence, and opportunity, including racial equity, in prior roles.

·       Previous grantmaking and grants management experience desirable.

·       A Bachelor’s degree and minimum of five years of experience and demonstrated leadership in relevant education/nonprofit/philanthropic sectors.

·       Experience as an educator preferred.

·       Excellent project management and time management skills, including exceptional attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple relationships and deliverables simultaneously, work independently, and follow through in a timely manner.

·       Experience developing and leading professional development sessions and events for educators.

·       Exceptional analytical, writing, and verbal communication skills.

·       The ability to facilitate dynamic conversations and serve as a spokesperson for the Foundation.

·       The highest level of interpersonal skills including excellent listening, tact, patience, humility, flexibility, courtesy, and the ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.

·       Availability to conduct occasional evening meetings to accommodate groups of educators in various time zones.

Additional desired qualifications and characteristics for one of the positions:

·       Experience and interest in global learning.

·       Ability to travel internationally in alignment with a field study component of the Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship Program.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to eschneider@nea.org.”

Washington, DC

Finance Director, The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD)

The Organization

About The International Association of Blacks In Dance

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) was founded in 1991 to preserve and promote dance by people of African ancestry or origin. Since its founding, IABD has evolved into an international arts service organization that:

  • annually hosts its signature conference and festival that convenes over 800 dance professionals from around the world;
  • serves as a source and publication for scholarly discourse on the dance sector;
  • functions as an intermediary grantmaker;
  • advocates for and delivers funding, capacity building, audience development, and performance opportunity support for its members; and
  • presents periodic workshops, year-round programs, and other special events to benefit the IABD membership and the general public.

Through tireless efforts in the arts and culture sector, IABD validates the significant connections and influence that dance by people of African ancestry or origin have on the American and international cultural landscape. IABD’s work is rich with insights, knowledge, and expertise vital to current and future dance professionals. Currently, IABD members consist of dancers, arts administrators, choreographers, dance companies, directors, students, educators, philanthropists, and scholars.

Within the last 5 years, IABD has received significant support and investments to assist with growing its impact in the dance sector. With those investments, IABD redefined its own infrastructure and hired its first set of full-time staff members, increasing its operational and programming capacity. In 2019, IABD became the first Black-led dance service organization to grant over $1M of funding to Black dance companies across the United States.

IABD is in a critical stage in its evolution and actively looking to align itself with a strategic and resourceful finance professional that will support its next iteration. It is anticipated that the right leader will be instrumental in strengthening IABD’s fiscal operations.

Position Overview

About the Opportunity

For the majority of IABD’s 31 year history, fiscal operations were outsourced to external accounting consultants. This Finance Director opportunity is the direct result of targeted investments from IABD’s funders to secure the legacy of this organization. This role is an exciting opportunity for a leader that is ready to have an integral role in this organization’s fiscal evolution.

The Finance Director will have the opportunity to develop and oversee IABD’s financial systems and strategies. They will have a strategic impact on IABD’s operations, financial analysis, and short- and long-term planning. The Finance Director will perform daily fiscal operational tasks while liaising with IABD’s external bookkeeper and CPA. The ideal candidate will ensure that all financial processes are handled within established standards and that payroll cycles are conducted with integrity and by industry standards.

The Finance Director will report to the President and CEO and work in partnership with the staff and Board of Directors to achieve organizational goals. IABD projects revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, at $3 million. The association’s diverse revenue platform includes programming, membership dues, sponsorships, grants, and a fiscal sponsorship program.

Key Roles and Responsibilities 

The Finance Director will focus their efforts on three primary areas: managerial accounting, financial management, and reporting and analytics. Working in close partnership with IABD’s senior leadership, they will hold key responsibilities for:

Managerial Accounting 

  • Managing Quickbooks Online Advanced to code, track and pay invoices
  • Ensuring payments for contracted services and consultant engagement activities are paid for services rendered
  • Managing all accounts receivable (i.e., member dues, ad sales, contracts, consultant agreements, sponsorships, federal grant funds, fiscally sponsored projects, and preparation of appropriate reports)
  • Creating templates for contracts and consultant agreements
  • Maintaining a filing system for executed forms
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for accounting at IABD events (e.g., event registration, payment processing, and on-site registration processes).
  • Delivering appropriate follow-up with staff, members, vendors, etc., to ensure timely payment of all receivables and payables
  • Ensuring timely delivery of IRS Form 1099 for all vendors
  • Providing management and oversight of payroll processing and related vendors with Intuit.com

Financial Management 

  • Collaborating with IABD’s auditing firm to conduct annual financial audits/reviews
  • Working with IABD’s senior leadership team to ensure that cash flow is monitored and maintained
  • Overseeing compliance requirements with all city, state, and federal filings (taxes, licenses, 990s, etc.) to maintain and protect IABD’s nonprofit status
  • Working with IABD’s Board of Directors (specifically the Finance Committee) to manage and report on all IABD investment accounts
  • Maintaining all financial policies and procedures of the Association
  • Acting as a liaison with IABD’s Investment Managers and providing direction as appropriate

Reporting and Analytics

  • Collaboratively developing operational and grant budgets for IABD’s senior leadership team
  • Preparing management and financial reports that show expenditures, variances from budgets, and projected outcomes
  • Proposing benchmarks for analyzing financial and operating performance

About the Ideal Individual

IABD’s Finance Director will have a deep understanding of nonprofit finance. They will prioritize effective communication and collaboration to build bridges and foster lasting change within IABD.

The Finance Director is:

  • An Influential Relationship Builder. You are adept in working with diverse stakeholders and facilitating productive relationships with the Board of Directors, members, staff, and vendors. You strive to make authentic connections and build trust to advance the organization’s goals.
  • A Strategic Thinker. You have demonstrated the ability to build consensus and work collaboratively to execute plans and achieve goals.
  • An Exceptional Communicator. You have excellent oral and written communication skills and can craft targeted, nuanced messaging for diverse audiences. You possess a strong ability to interact with staff, volunteers, members, and other key stakeholders with diplomacy, discretion, and tact.
  • Ambitious and Tenacious. You thrive with ambitious goals and possess strong attention to detail and planning to accomplish those goals. You can take action confidently and can handle issues independently.
  • Resourceful and Adaptable. You are at ease with ambiguity and rapid change. You possess a positive attitude and can develop creative solutions to obstacles. You can juggle many essential responsibilities at once, and you are rigorous about prioritizing.
  • An Abundant Thinker. You believe that we are living in a world of abundant resources and that the right team of partners can make incredible things happen. You can see the possibilities, even in seemingly impossible situations.
  • Consistently Operating with Integrity and Ethics. You are an individual of unquestioned integrity, ethics, and values — someone who can be trusted without reservation and is unafraid to advocate and stand firm in these values.
  • The salary range for this position is between $75,000 to $80,000. IABD offers healthcare benefits, life and disability insurance, paid time off, holiday observances, professional development opportunities, and other work/life benefits. IABD is prepared to offer a $5,000 signing bonus for a highly qualified candidate.

How To Apply

Application Inquiries

IABD is conducting this search in partnership with McNeil Creative Enterprises (MCE), a national executive search firm serving the arts and culture sector. Click here to apply.

Confidential questions about the position and IABD may be directed to jobs@mcearts.com.

Washington, DC

Program Specialist, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

The Organization

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations is a community of funders committed to transforming philanthropic culture and practice by connecting members to the resources and relationships needed to support thriving nonprofits and communities. We envision courageous grantmakers working in service of nonprofits and communities to create a just, connected and inclusive society where we can all thrive. With more than 6,000 grantmakers who belong to philanthropic organizations of all sizes and types across the globe, we work to lift up the grantmaking practices that matter most to nonprofits and that truly improve philanthropic practice. Join us to create a greater impact for these communities by helping grantmakers grow along with the nonprofits they serve. To learn more, visit www.geofunders.org.

Position Overview

The program specialist works as part of the program team to coordinate, develop and deliver high-quality peer learning and program partnership opportunities for the GEO community. The program specialist is a strong project owner who values relationships, process and results as critical components of any project, keeps up with and incorporates new ideas from the field, is excited by the opportunity to connect with members, understand their questions/challenges and connect them to other members, partners, resources, has experience with public speaking, facilitation and engaging groups of different sizes, and brings a collaborative and learning mindset to the work.

They are committed to relationship building, both with external stakeholders (such as GEO members, other grantmakers and partners) as well as GEO staff. As a key owner of specific projects, the program specialist supports work with multiple stakeholders to strengthen and execute impactful offerings. This position reports to the Director of Programs. This position involves up to 12% travel.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs; a resume and cover letter must be included with your application.

We will accept applications until the position is filled. We will begin reviewing all applications received by May 23rd. In your cover letter, please share the following:

  • Why are you a good fit for this position?
  • Tell us about your experience developing and delivering programming in different formats (webinar, virtual workshop, multi-day training).
  • A specific example of when you built programming with a partner organization or built a long-lasting collaboration.
  • What appeals to you about working at GEO?
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