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Bethesda, MD or Remote

Executive Director, Health and Environmental Funders Network
The Organization

Executive Summary

 The Health & Environmental Funders Network (HEFN) is seeking nominations and applications for its Executive Director position.  HEFN is a national membership network of over 60 foundations, donors, and philanthropic advisers interested in improving health, environmental, and equity outcomes.  Its mission is to mobilize philanthropy around solutions for environmental health and justice issues.  HEFN’s close-knit community invests over $200 million a year to build the power of the environmental health and justice movement, prioritizing support for impacted communities and diverse organizations, at the grassroots, across the United States, and globally.

HEFN supports funder learning, networking, and collaboration, enabling its members to make better-informed investments and finds partners for collective impact on problems affecting health, environmental, and equity outcomes.  HEFN is valued by its members for being nimble and responsive to emerging issues; for its caring and supportive environment; and for its focus on equity and embrace of diversity.

Reporting to a national Steering Committee, the Executive Director leads the network’s staff and activities, nurturing the intersectional and collaborative interests of its membership.  The Executive Director expands HEFN’s footprint in the philanthropic sector, serving as a visible leader advocating for its priorities in and beyond philanthropy.

Organizational Overview

Founded in 1999, HEFN is a membership network actively working towards ambitious goals in its 2016-2026 strategic plan.  These priorities include: embedding environmental health in key decisions; ensuring those impacted have a meaningful voice in decision making; and improving environmental health outcomes, especially for the most vulnerable.

The strategies to achieve these priorities are equally ambitious.  The organization, through member engagement, and Steering Committee and staff leadership aims to:

  • Advance solutions by helping funders understand major environmental health and justice problems.
  • Build leadership by focusing members and the philanthropic community to build a more powerful leadership base for environmental health and justice, including increasing grantmaking to diverse grassroots efforts.
  • Expand investment by doubling philanthropic commitments, leveraging equivalent investments from outside philanthropy and attracting new allies and resources.

HEFN membership and supporters gather annually to learn and connect. Together with the Executive Director, active committees plan the annual meeting, review HEFN governance and fiscal policies, and address opportunities around equity and environmental justice issues with the membership and larger field of philanthropy.

HEFN is a nonprofit project that operates through a Joint Plan of Work with Virginia Organizing, a 501 c (3) organization that accepts and manages funds on HEFN’s behalf.  Its work is guided by a national Steering Committee, currently nine leaders from HEFN’s membership.  The staff of 4.5 FTEs is comprised of three staffers in different locations (in Maryland and Washington State).  Much of HEFN’s work is conducted virtually by video-conference, phone, email, and shared online documents.

HEFN seeks to hire a staff that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, in keeping with the policies and practices of Virginia Organizing.  Virginia Organizing, in all phases of employment, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender orientation, disability or marital status.  Virginia Organizing is committed to the active recruitment, hiring and advancement of people of color and women.

Position Overview

Opportunities and Challenges for the Future Executive Director

The Executive Director ensures HEFN’s success in its mission and strategic priorities, providing leadership for staff and membership across all the network’s operations.  The Executive Director will:

Provide organizational leadership, drawing on an extensive understanding of both the environmental health and justice fields and of the philanthropic sector.  The new Executive Director will work with the Steering Committee and staff to develop, implement and track a yearly workplan and budget to guide progress towards strategic goals and help HEFN adapt to emerging challenges and opportunities.

Raise and manage necessary funds and help grow the organization. The Executive Director will effectively engage staff and HEFN leaders in fundraising and financial stewardship, raising and managing an annual budget of approximately $1.3-1.6 million.  The Executive Director will report on HEFN’s finances, in conjunction with Virginia Organizing, which handles back office services, accounting and audits.

Nurture and expand relationships with HEFN’s members, philanthropic partners and field partners.  The Executive Director will build strong relationships with other philanthropy-serving organizations, as well as with environmental justice, social justice and community-based organizations, facilitating interactions and new partnerships between funders and these organizations.  The Executive Director will represent HEFN, including in the National Environmental Health Partnership Council.

Build and retain a diverse staff team with the skill sets needed for HEFN’s success.  The Executive Director will manage the staff, encouraging them to deliver high-quality programs and services that align with HEFN’s strategic plan and priorities, and will supporting them in their professional development.  The Executive Director will ensure that HEFN’s administration and operations are solid and conform to Virginia Organizing’s personnel policies.

Contribute to programming and strategy development.  The Executive Director will manage and take part in a broad portfolio of work, without significant personal administrative support.  The Executive Director will contribute to high-quality learning programs for funders and will manage projects (currently including a Grants Tracking Partnership with the Environmental Grantmakers Association and a climate, health, and equity impact project), including fundraising, hiring and management of consultants and contracts, and guidance of project activities.

Provide the Steering Committee with satisfactory financial, staff and programmatic information to support their leadership of HEFN.  The Executive Director will support the Steering Committee’s work, which includes quarterly teleconferences, two in-person meetings annually, and subcommittees.  The Executive Director will support member engagement and leadership development.

Qualifications of the Successful Candidate

A successful candidate will possess the professional and personal abilities, experiences and attributes listed below:

  • Knowledge of environmental health and justice issues and a passion for developing programs that reflect members’ priorities and societal needs, such as health, equity, and environmental stakes in climate change and energy, toxics, and drinking water.
  • Proven ability to manage effectively and nurture teams within a small staff environment.
  • Experience working with virtual teams preferred.
  • First-hand knowledge working in or with philanthropic organizations.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with nonprofit and philanthropy organizations.
  • Track record of successful fundraising and project management to support organizational growth.
  • Ability to develop and implement a coherent work plan for HEFN’s issue-based groups to help strengthen the infrastructure and increase the impact of their work.
  • Competency in evaluation, developing metrics to measure progress on the workplan.
  • Commitment to racial and gender equity, diversity and inclusion.  Ability to envision creative new paths to achieve the goals of HEFN and its members.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with networks or coalitions.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft products and common virtual technology platforms.

The Search Committee would prioritize a candidate who has experience with working remotely with others.

Benefits

Full-time employees receive generous benefits, including pension contributions; full health, dental, vision, and childcare benefits; as well as paid vacation, sick, parental, family, and sabbatical leave.

To Apply

The goal of the Search Committee is to hire the new Executive Director by the third quarter of 2019.  The location is flexible.  Applications close on May 20, 2019.

Send a cover letter, resume and unedited writing sample to susanosnos@earthlink.net with “[Your Name] HEFN Executive Director” in the subject line.

Cambridge, MA

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

About CEP

For more than a decade, CEP has led the movement to improve philanthropy through a powerful combination of dispassionate analysis and a passionate commitment to improving lives. Today, over 300 funders have used CEP’s assessment tools to gather honest feedback from their stakeholders in an effort to learn how to be even more effective. CEOs and trustees have come to rely on our research for insights into foundation effectiveness on a wide range of topics, from assessing performance to developing strategy to managing stakeholder relationships. Our highly regarded programming—including our biennial conference—gives philanthropic leaders an exclusive and unprecedented opportunity to connect with their peers. CEP is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a second office in San Francisco, California. Strengths of CEP’s work culture are entrepreneurialism, accountability, teamwork, collegiality, diversity, and mutual respect.

Position Overview

Vice President, Finance & Operations

The Vice President oversees all aspects of the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) finances and operations. Reporting to the President and serving as a key member of the senior staff, the Vice President will be responsible for advancing CEP’s approach to financial and operational management and contributing to CEP’s overall strategic direction. In addition, this person will ensure that accurate and useful financial reporting and modelling guides CEP’s decision-making. The Vice President will be responsible for ensuring the best processes and policies are in place for both finance and operations. The Vice President will manage a team of four to five staff and oversee relationships with a number of external vendors and consultants.

This is a great opportunity for a proven leader with strong analytic, finance, and operational skills to contribute to a growing organization widely considered among the most influential in philanthropy.

Key Responsibilities

You can expect to contribute to CEP’s success by:

·        Advising the President and other key leaders on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, and policy matters.

·        Serving as the key liaison to the Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors and representing and presenting on key matters to both the Committee and the full Board.

·        Contributing to key strategic decisions, including how and whether to pursue opportunities to extend CEP’s work, helping to chart and model out potential economic models for different options.

·        Overseeing all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting, including cash flow and forecasting.

·        Capably representing CEP externally in banking and lease negotiations and in relationships with key vendors.

·        Managing relationships with CEP’s legal counsel and ensuring compliance with both relevant laws and best practices.

·        Taking on cross-cutting, important projects as needed and at the direction of the President. Examples include: ensuring ongoing compliance with EU General Data Protection Regulations; analyzing opportunities in new markets for CEP’s products and services; analyzing partnership possibilities; and exploring potential new office locations.

·        Directing information technology for the organization, overseeing relationship with CEP’s IT vendor.

·        Working with team to continually assess and upgrade CEP’s approach to internal controls, compliance with accounting standards, and other relevant finance policies and practices.

·        Overseeing the annual budgeting process that builds on CEP’s strong history of excellent financial management and its record of more than a decade and a half of consecutive surpluses and clean audits.

·        Bringing the highest level of integrity and a predisposition to be open and transparent with both colleagues and those outside the organization.

·        Setting the highest standards of internal service in ensuring CEP’s operations in both its San Francisco and Cambridge offices are smooth and conducive to staff doing their best work.

·        Managing the team in a way that both sets a high bar for performance and provides staff with stellar operational and administrative support.

·        Demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in interactions internally and in approaches to processes such as vendor selection.

Qualifications/ Requirements

·        Business or Accounting degree mandatory, an MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred

·        Minimum 10 years’ experience including financial planning, modeling and analysis, along with responsibility for shepherding an organization or division through an audit process

·        Familiarity with nonprofit finance and accounting environment and relevant regulations

·        Proficient in QuickBooks, Salesforce, and Excel

·        Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills

·        Comfort with disagreement and ability to resolve conflict

·        Strong mentoring and coaching experience in a diverse work environment

·        Self-reliant but also open and collaborative

·        Flexible, energetic, with a high sense of individual responsibility and an ability to anticipate needs and plan accordingly

·        Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

·        Ability to toggle between the details and the big picture and to recognize the importance of each

Benefits

Our nonprofit model is central to our identity: our bottom line is impact, not profit. Yet even as a nonprofit, we successfully compete for top talent across both the public and private sectors and offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:

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

·        Performance based incentive compensation plan

·        Comprehensive health and dental insurance plans

·        Generous paid time off plan, including up to 15 holidays, two weeks of accrued vacation, and two personal days per year

·        401(k) plan with a 1:1 Employer Match up to 5% of total compensation

·        Generous annual personal professional development allowance

·        Flexible spending and dependent care tax free savings plans

·        Life insurance covered 100% by the organization

To Apply

Please fill out our application for employment and attach a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. If you have any questions, please contact Leaha Wynn, Associate Manager, Human Capital and D&I Strategist or Alyse d’Amico, Director of Human Capital at jobs [at] cep [dot] org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Chicago, IL

Executive Director, La Casa Norte
The Organization

La Casa Norte’s mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities. Our vision is that La Casa Norte (LCN) dreams of a world where all people have dignity, communities thrive and everyone belongs. Our mission and vision are implemented through our Acuerdos (core values) of collaborative work, empathy, mutual respect, access to resources, and a just experience for all.

LCN began operations in 2002, opening a social service center focused on assisting the homeless in Humboldt Park. Today, the organization is a leader in the field of youth homelessness, an anchor for families in the communities, it serves, and the largest provider of services to Chicago’s homeless youth population. Since its inception, LCN has grown to servie thousands of indviduals across the Chicago metro region, delivering inspiration, housing and hope. In February 2019, LCN opened a new $20M facility that includes new housing, expanded health and nutrition programs and a beautiful modern community center space.

Position Overview

The ideal candidate will be a strong, transformational leader and visionary with experience in the development and implementation of human services and poverty reduction programs, especially homelessness, and be knowledgeable about the history and social patterns of Latinos, African Americans, LGBTQ, youth and family systems experiences poverty. The candidate must be culturally-informed and possess a unqiue talent for inspiring and motivating staff, volunteers and helps others to achieve new heights of success at a mission-driven organization.

He or she will be an exceptional manager with a history of success managing partnership relationships, responsibilities and agreements, as well as rallying constituents around a common goal while being a visionary leader and passionate supporter of the mission. With the recent opening of the Community Center, La Casa Norte’s onsite partners are critical to the organization’s continued growth and success. The next Executive Director will have experience in expertly overseeing such partnerships.

Leadership team roles reporting to the Executive Director include:

  • Vice President of Programs & Strategy
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Finance

How To Apply

La Casa Norte has retained Morten Group, LLC to conduct this search.

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to executivesearch@mortengroup.com with the subject line “La Casa Norte – Executive Director Search.” Cover letters will be evaluated as a writing sample and should include the applicant’s salary requirements. Applications must be directed to the email address above. No phone calls, please. Note that due to the number of applications we receive, we will only respond to those applicants whom we would like to interview for the position. For best consideration, applications should be received by Wednesday, May 15.

Columbus, Ohio

President & CEO, Philanthropy Ohio
The Organization

Philanthropy Ohio is an association of foundations, corporate contributions programs and other grantmaking organizations.  Its vision is to provide a just and vibrant Ohio through impactful philanthropy and the mission is to lead and equip Ohio philanthropy to be effective, powerful change agents in our communities. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are among Philanthropy Ohio’s core values. We believe that greater diversity, equity and inclusion is a matter of fairness and effectiveness in our profession.

Philanthropy Ohio’s membership is comprised of approximately 210 independent and private foundations, community foundations, corporate foundations and giving programs, and grantmaking public charities, as well as professional partners. Incorporated in 1984, Philanthropy Ohio is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a regional office (serving northern Ohio) located in Cleveland. For more information about Philanthropy Ohio, please visit:  www.philanthropyohio.org.

Position Overview

Position Summary:

The President and CEO is expected to provide strategic leadership to continue to grow and expand the value of the organization to its members and to philanthropy by:

  • Providing visionary leadership to the organization,
  • Assisting the board in the implementation of its strategic plan,
  • Keeping members on the cutting edge through networking, professional development and training opportunities, knowledge and information sharing, publications, research and resources,
  • Supporting the growth and effectiveness of foundations and corporate giving programs and their connections to other forms of philanthropy in Ohio,
  • Serving as an advocate and champion for philanthropy in Ohio,
  • Encouraging joint projects, communication and collaboration among Philanthropy Ohio members and Ohio philanthropy.

Primary Responsibilities:

Leadership & Administration

  • Lead the implementation of Philanthropy Ohio’s vision and mission.
  • Provide strategic direction in achieving organizational goals.
  • Serve as an advocate and spokesperson for philanthropy in Ohio, leading Philanthropy Ohio’s mission to be the leading voice and resource for all forms of philanthropy in Ohio.
  • Promote adherence to the highest ethical standards, Philanthropy Ohio’s guiding principles and organizational values.
  • Represent Philanthropy Ohio with the national philanthropic infrastructure and other Ohio-based leadership organizations.
  • Manage overall operations, paying special attention to alignment with organizational priorities, accountability and priority setting.
  • Be the primary leader of special projects and statewide initiatives.
  • Staff the Board and provide them with information, data and/or reports necessary to enable them to carry out their responsibilities.
  • Develop and maintain strong, positive working relationships with the Board.
  • Prepare annual budget and supervise receipt and disbursement of funds.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, evaluate and terminate (as required) all staff.
  • Coordinate activities with professional advisors and consultants.
  • Evaluate and recommend new ways in which technology can be used to strengthen the work and influence of Philanthropy Ohio and its members.

Development

  • Identify and help secure mix of funding sources necessary to support the organization, including but not limited to, general operating and special grants, earned income and membership dues and sponsorships.
  • Continually update Philanthropy Ohio’s business model to reflect changing conditions.

Member Service

  • Provide leadership and supervision to support the recruitment and retention of members.
  • When available and as appropriate, represent the organization at key member events throughout the state; schedule personal visits with key members to assure member services are reaching all areas of Ohio.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate all program and service activities for member corporations and foundations.
  • Provide leadership to support Philanthropy Ohio’s expanding connection with Ohio philanthropy, including new membership categories.
  • Working with members, identify opportunities for new avenues of service that address the mission of Philanthropy Ohio.
  • Encourage all foundation leaders to sustain leadership commitment, authorization, learning and outreach and strategically and intentionally advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Public Policy

  • Monitor bills and actions of Congress and the Ohio Legislature that are potentially of interest to the Philanthropy Ohio membership.
  • Represent Philanthropy Ohio, as called upon, with state and national government and regulatory officials, charitable organizations, and other associations and leadership organizations.
  • Facilitate the involvement of Philanthropy Ohio and its members in public and private initiatives statewide.

External Relations

  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with other organizations to address the mission and provide services to Philanthropy Ohio members.
  • Promote Philanthropy Ohio’s connection with all forms of philanthropy in Ohio.
  • Serve as the Philanthropy Ohio liaison with other regional associations of grantmakers, the Council on Foundations, and other infrastructure organizations serving philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.
  • Support members to serve as a prominent voice for philanthropy in the state through speaking engagements and print media.
  • Make connections with key people and organizations that Philanthropy Ohio needs to influence in carrying out its goals and long-term strategies.

Preferred Qualifications:

The President and CEO of Philanthropy Ohio is expected to be a highly motivated, diplomatic and entrepreneurial person who possesses the following experience, skills and knowledge:

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively in anticipating and responding to the needs of members and philanthropy in general.
  • Strong knowledge of philanthropy, the nonprofit sector and related public policy issues.
  • Ability to develop a shared vision and strategic directions with the Board and manage that vision to successful outcomes.
  • Ability to lead and inspire staff and board in support of the goals of the organization.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in financial management.
  • Demonstrated fundraising skills, both in design and management.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external audiences based on trust and mutual respect.
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Five years or more in a responsible management position.
  • Four-year college degree.
  • Experience in senior leadership of a membership association and/or philanthropy.

Compensation:

Full-Time Benefited; Salaried; Exempt Position. Approximate annual salary range: $125,000 – $140,000. The salary and benefits for this position are negotiable and depend on the candidate’s work experience and qualifications. Philanthropy Ohio also offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Location and Travel:

This position is located in Columbus, Ohio.  Appropriate relocation assistance will be provided. Position requires the ability to drive around the state as needed.

How To Apply

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and thoughtful letter of interest to:

employment@philanthropyohio.org. Electronic submissions sent through this link are preferred. All submissions are confidential. Applications will be accepted until May 22, 2019.

Philanthropy Ohio is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. People from historically and currently under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

There shall be no discrimination of persons on the basis of race, age, sex, marital status, disability, citizenship, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief with regard to hiring, assignment, promotion or other conditions of staff employment.

Denver, CO

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Colorado Trust
The Organization

The Colorado Trust (The Trust) is a health equity foundation dedicated to ending inequalities that affect racial, ethnic, low-income and other vulnerable populations. When the nonprofit PSL Healthcare Corporation was sold to a for-profit organization in 1985, the proceeds of the sale were used to create The Trust. Since then, The Trust has worked closely with communities and nonprofit organizations throughout the state to improve the health and well-being of Coloradans.

The Trust strives to maintain a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Position Overview

Position Summary
The Vice President & Chief Financial Officer has responsibility for The Trust’s overall financial management, including investments, budgets, audit matters, tax matters, risk management, information technology and human resource management functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and lead all financial, investment, risk and insurance management, and information technology planning and operations
  • Supervise and manage the preparation and maintenance of all financial records, reports and systems
  • Supervise and manage the preparation of capital and operating budgets and the multi-year grantmaking budget
  • Ensure the timely availability of funds for operations and grantmaking activities
  • Track and reconcile operating and grantmaking budget expenditures
  • Ensure compliance by The Trust and The Trust’s managers with the Internal Revenue Code and regulations thereunder
  • Supervise and manage the preparation and timely filing of reports and returns required by government agencies and other oversight entities, including those required under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and regulations thereunder, and to pay any related taxes
  • Supervise and manage the preparation for and supervision of all activities related to the annual audit by independent external accountants
  • Actively monitor and evaluate the performance of The Trust’s investment portfolio and its investment managers
  • Carry out and ensure compliance with The Trust’s Statement of Investment Policy
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with the investment consultant, the custodian of The Trust’s funds, its banker(s), auditors, consultants and attorneys
  • Convey timely and accurate information to the president and the Board of Trustees on all matters related to the financial management of The Trust
  • Provide risk and insurance management activities that protect the resources of The Trust
  • Provide for a comprehensive human resource management program that ensures compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws while at the same time providing management with a system of organization and compensation that promotes employee performance and morale
  • Provide leadership and supervision of the Finance & Operations staff
  • Support and advance the professional development of the Finance & Operations staff
  • Provide leadership in and manage the strategic development and deployment of information technology at The Trust
  • Actively contribute to the development and execution of the strategic vision and plan of The Trust
  • Be the primary staff representative to the Investment Committee, the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Respond to requests for information by members of the Board of Trustees
  • Represent The Trust in a variety of settings, including that of liaison to members of the business, financial and investment communities
  • Represent The Trust in financial and investment matters to other members of the foundation and nonprofit communities locally, regionally and nationally
  • Participate in staff trainings and other efforts intended to improve The Trust’s alignment with our values of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Carry out such other duties as shall be assigned from time to time.

Candidate Profile
Professional experience

  • Holds an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance and/or related fields from accredited colleges or universities
  • Holds professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant with an active license to practice from a state (preferably Colorado) of the United States of America, and/or as a Certified Financial Analyst, and/or significant professional experience at the senior executive level in these areas
  • Has the ability to manage professional staff and manage long-term and team projects in a multitasking environment
  • Has the ability to maintain a cooperative, supportive and professional relationship with other members of The Trust’s staff
  • Possesses a comprehensive understanding of The Trust’s legal environment and tax-exempt status
  • Exhibits a facility for clear, concise, honest and forthright representation of The Trust through all forms of communication and in all forums, particularly the ability to communicate complex financial information
  • Possesses a comprehensive understanding of The Trust’s organizational structure and the interaction of the separate functional elements of the foundation (i.e., executive, program, finance & operations, research, evaluation & strategic learning, and communications)
  • Understands the public policy dimensions of The Trust’s work and can provide strong advocacy for The Trust’s interests
  • Possesses firsthand knowledge of financial operations management at all levels, and extensive experience in the management and oversight of budget, audit, risk management, tax and reporting activities
  • Possesses substantive knowledge of investment management, including the understanding of capital markets, asset allocation and effective due-diligence strategies
  • Possesses a comprehensive understanding of nonprofit accounting and tax-related laws
  • Has knowledge of and experience in information systems and technology
  • Has the ability to maintain and protect the confidential nature of business affairs of The Trust and those with whom it has relationships
  • Is committed to The Trust’s health equity vision and its mission of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado.

Personal Attributes

  • Possesses demonstrated leadership skills so as to invite and sustain confidence of the Board of Trustees and staff of The Trust, and to promote the credibility and public image of The Trust in the community at large
  • Has demonstrated experience in maintaining effective relationships with a wide variety of constituencies, including financial consultants and investment managers and advisors
  • Has an appreciation for the “big picture” of the foundation’s work, including the ability to contribute to a vision for the future
  • Has an optimistic and energetic spirit, a strong work ethic and duty concept, and a substantial personal ethical base, coupled with the desire to contribute to the fulfillment of the mission as well as the financial advancement of The Trust
  • Possesses a well-developed analysis around equity, inclusion, power and systems of oppression
  • Ability to command the respect and support the activities of a Board of Trustees with a strong financial orientation
  • Strong analytical skills; experience interpreting strategic plans and changes in how services are delivered in a long-term sustainable operating model
  • Outstanding business acumen, balancing financial strategy with day-to-day fiscal excellence
  • A collaborative and flexible management style, with a strong service mentality
  • Excellent relationship-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, voice of reason, striving for continuous improvement and a sense of humor are essential
  • Knowledge of The Trust’s core services and passion for its mission.

The Trust seeks talented, team-oriented individuals, dedicated to our goal of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado. Additionally, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome a diversity of perspectives and experiences among our staff. For more information, please visit www.coloradotrust.org.

How To Apply

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in this opportunity, please email your résumé and cover letter to:

Janet Albert
Partner, Bridge Partners
janet.albert@bridgepartnersllc.com

Larry Griffin
Partner, Bridge Partners
larry.griffin@bridgepartnersllc.com

Denver, CO

Executive Director, Camber Outdoors
The Organization

Camber Outdoors is the hub for advancing career opportunities, leadership and entrepreneurship to inspire an outdoors, truly for everyone. Envisioning a future of “Everyone’s Outdoors”, it is a national organization dedicated to achieving equity for all women and underrepresented communities in the workplace of the active-outdoors industries, through innovative and thought-leading programs and initiatives. With partner companies, individual members, and supporters, Camber Outdoors strives to accelerate and achieve equity for all in the outdoors—from senior industry leadership to outdoor recreation participants–from the boardroom to the backcountry.

Position Overview

Camber Outdoors seeks a new Executive Director who is deeply committed and authentically connected to the mission of Camber Outdoors. She or he will bring thoughtful partnership to the outdoors industry, strategic and operational leadership, management acumen and experience in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and culture change to the role. The new Executive Director will work closely with the Board, staff, and key stakeholders to advance the organization’s mission, provide strategic leadership, and ensure the development and delivery of innovative member programs.

How To Apply

Camber Outdoors has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://the360group.us/CO_ED_PD.pdfto review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Camber Outdoors has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://the360group.us/CO_ED_PD.pdfto review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Denver, CO

Event Coordinator, The Colorado Trust
The Organization

The Colorado Trust

The Colorado Trust (The Trust) is a health equity foundation dedicated to ending inequalities that affect racial, ethnic, low-income and other vulnerable populations. When the nonprofit PSL Healthcare Corporation was sold to a for-profit organization in 1985, the proceeds of the sale were used to create The Trust. Since then, The Trust has worked closely with communities and nonprofit organizations throughout the state to improve the health and well-being of Coloradans.

The Trust strives to maintain a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Position Overview

 Responsibilities

  • Participate in planning meetings to establish event logistics
  • Research and secure meeting venues, lodging, catering, audio/visual, interpretation/translation, child care providers, notetaking (as needed), and all other event-related services
  • Create and manage event registration pages, draft invitations and reminders, monitor and track registration changes and cancellations, and communicate with attendees
  • Collect, prepare and distribute all meeting materials (agendas, evaluation forms, etc.)
  • Monitor, record and verify all event-related expenses
  • Provide onsite support during events, including setup and tear-down
  • Resolve issues and requests in an effective and timely manner; notify respective parties of decisions made on issues and requests
  • Work with Research, Evaluation & Strategic Learning department staff to distribute and ensure completion of meeting evaluations
  • Provide debriefs on meetings/events, including possible improvements and budget variances
  • Assist with supporting event attendee recruitment via email, phone and in-person (as needed)
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Experience and/or training in event planning and/or logistics coordination, or a commensurate combination of education and experience
  • Experience with project management
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, with sensitivity to cultural communication differences
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and changing priorities, and to meet all deadlines
  • Ability to communicate and respond via phone and/or email in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to operate standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Ability to set up and maintain effective systems of organizing information, materials and communication
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and follow-up appropriately on process and procedural issues using good judgement
  • English proficiency required; Spanish proficiency a plus
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, and travel in-state (required); travel ranges from 25 to 50 percent of the time
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Personal Attributes

  • Passion for and commitment to The Trust’s health equity vision, and its mission of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds, especially across race, ethnicity, gender and class
  • Commitment to issues of community, diversity, equity, integrity and fairness
  • Comfort serving collaborative teams of colleagues both on-site and remotely
  • Ongoing commitment to improving skills and knowledge acquisition
  • Ability to handle confidential issues with discretion
  • Action-oriented self-starter who can work well independently and in teams
  • Ability to effectively manage time and meet deadlines
  • Comfort creating and adhering to organized systems within flexible and dynamic community environments.

Salary
$48,000 annually. The Trust offers full-time employees a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply
Please submit a detailed letter of interest and résumé. Electronic submission by email to humanresources@coloradotrust.org is preferred. Alternatively, submissions may be sent via fax to (303) 839-9034; or, via mail to:

The Colorado Trust
Attn: Human Resources
1600 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203

The deadline to apply for this position is end of day on Friday, May 31, 2019.

The Trust seeks talented, team-oriented individuals, dedicated to our goal of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado. Additionally, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome a diversity of perspectives and experiences among our staff. For more information, please visit www.coloradotrust.org.

Des Moines, IA

Director of Philanthropy, The Nature Conservancy
The Organization

TITLE: Director of Philanthropy
JOB #/FAMILY/GRADE: 150010/Development/Grade 9
SUPERVISOR: State Director
LOCATION: Des Moines, IA
STATUS: Salaried
START DATE: Flexible by July 2019

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Philanthropy leads a comprehensive, ambitious development program that secures significant philanthropic resources from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support The Nature Conservancy’s conservation goals in Iowa, in North America and around the world. They must be a proven strong and inspiring leader, a successful major and principal gifts fundraiser with skill in designing and executing complex donor strategies and experienced in program management. This position serves as a member of the Iowa Chapter’s senior staff which helps set the strategic direction for the chapter, works closely with the Iowa Board of Trustees, and will report to the State Director.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Director of Philanthropy oversees all major gifts functions, including major- and principal- gift fundraising, managing multi-year fundraising campaigns, planned giving, donor prospecting and research, and stewardship. They will supervise philanthropy staff members and will be responsible for a select group of prospects and donors. They will be responsible for volunteer engagement and managing selected trustee relationships.

The Director of Philanthropy will meet the strategic priorities of the Iowa Chapter by developing and managing plans and strategies, working collaboratively across the organization, coordinating with program staff on needs and budget, and engaging with donors/partners. They will lead diverse philanthropy activities, develop and document complex processes, and constantly seek to improve results. The Director of Philanthropy must work constructively with all levels of staff, trustees, donors, volunteers, public and private sector colleagues, and partners including financial/legal advisors.

The Director of Philanthropy oversees marketing efforts for the Iowa chapter to increase awareness and engagement for our work to create a broad constituency for conservation. They will collaborate with team members to develop and shape the messaging of conservation activities to donors and the public. They will work in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy’s global marketing department to oversee the implementation of marketing and membership initiatives within Iowa.

The ideal candidate will be relationship focused and build authentic and meaningful connections with both donors and staff with clear follow through. They will be strategic and ensure that fundraising plans help meet not only the immediate needs of the chapter but help ensure sustainability for the future. In addition, they will develop their team and empower other staff to actively participate in the philanthropic process. We seek a team player with strong communication skills. They will understand and comply with all TNC gift-related policies and procedures and ensure ethical compliance, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

• Accountable for Iowa Chapter’s fundraising goals.
• Broad management responsibility for philanthropy, including training, professional development, establishing clear directions, setting objectives, and overseeing the execution of day-to-day work.
• Extensive management experience including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives and manage performance of a multi-disciplinary team. Ability to foster an environment of creativity and professional growth.
• Commit actions and resources in a way that affects public image and binds the organization financially or legally.
• Develop and administer a fundraising strategic plan, and budget and fundraising objectives. Establish measures, evaluate results and develop corrective strategies as needed.
• Ensure that programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for ethical compliance.
• Lead new programs/initiatives that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved.
• Implement and direct multiple projects, directing work of staff, managing budget, setting deadlines, and ensuring accountability.
• Maintain record keeping and confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information.
• Manage strategic initiatives through collaboration with stakeholders to enhance performance in accordance with short and long-term objectives.
• Maximum opportunity to act independently, resolves complex issues within program area.
• May direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
• Responsibility and accountability for meeting strategic goals and objectives.
• Travel frequently and on short notice, work long hours and weekends.
• Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
• Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree and 7 years related experience.
• Experience asking for and closing major gifts.
• Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations.
• Experience in planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
• Experience managing and supervising a multidisciplinary team.
• Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in principles, practices, and procedures of charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Understanding of and passion for conservation.
• Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in major gifts giving and solicitation.
• Knowledge and experience with messaging and marketing.
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
• Effective training skills.
• Effectively communicates via presentations, conversations, and documents.
• Knowledge of advanced gift planning concepts.
• Proficiency in synthesizing materials from multiple sources into a coherent and accurate summary.
• Understanding of best practices in non-profit management.

How To Apply

Application Deadline: Monday, May 13, 2019
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample through The Nature Conservancy’s online application system at nature.org/careers. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 13, 2019.  If you are having technical problems with the site or application process, contact applyhelp@tnc.org and include the job opening ID. Any questions related to this specific position may be directed to ccarter@tnc.org.

Detroit, MI

Implementation Director, Hope Starts Here
The Organization

Hope Starts Here is a citywide early childhood framework developed through an extensive community and stakeholder engagement process convened by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Kresge Foundation (Lead Funders). Through community-driven partnerships, Hope Starts Here: Detroit’s Early Childhood Partnership has created a first-of-its-kind citywide community framework to achieve the shared vision that by 2027, Detroit is a city that puts its young children and families first.

Position Overview

The Stewardship Board overseeing implementation of Hope Starts Here is seeking an Implementation Director to support implementation of the Hope Starts Here framework by driving execution coordination and board management.

These responsibilities include:

  • Initiative Execution: Developing and monitoring implementation plans to support each Hope Starts Here Imperative
  • Project Management: Facilitating execution coordination and shared learning across Imperative Leads
  • Communications and Policy: Facilitating and/or providing strategic support and capacity to increase visibility of Hope Starts Here with local, regional and state-level influencers and key decision-makers, to increase awareness of early childhood education and its importance to Detroit’s future
  • Fiscal Management: Partner with the fiscal sponsor to ensure resources are managed appropriately
  • Data and Metrics: Reporting data on short-, medium-, and long-term metrics and outcomes to support Stewardship Board oversight of implementation progress
  • Issue Elevation: Raising critical issues for Stewardship Board discussion
  • Meeting Facilitation: Managing and facilitating Stewardship Board governance and decision-making

How To Apply

For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit https://kresge.box.com/s/e76xc6leke8gnmza9eh4g4k7t4j6hjxm

Flexible within Asia Pacific Region, Western U.S. & Western Canada

Director of Development, Communications & Marketing, Asia-Pacific Region, The Nature Conservancy
The Organization

The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific (AP) Region spans a large part of the world, has extensive natural resources and a wide diversity of ecosystem types. For example:

  • Australia, China and Indonesia are 3 of the top 10 forested countries by area.
  • Mongolia’s temperate grasslands are the world’s largest.
  • The Coral Triangle alone – encompassing parts of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands – contains 75% of the world’s coral species.
  • AP includes seven of the world’s top 10 fishing nations, by volume.
  • The Yangtze, Yellow and Mekong are three of the 10 longest rivers in the world.
  • The Pacific Ocean provides protein for coastal communities as well as drives huge economic and human well-being outcomes from its fisheries and reefs.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is an organization with a mission of conserving the lands and water upon which all life depends, AP has a crucial role to play in that mission, but the region’s natural assets are under enormous pressure.

  • 60% of the world’s population.
  • China and Indonesia are two of the world’s four most populous countries.
  • AP has been the fastest growing and most economically dynamic region of the world for the past 40 years.
  • Seven of 10 of the world’s largest cities are in Asia.
  • Large numbers of increasingly wealthy people living in urban areas creates enormous demand for food, fiber, fuel, water and minerals, impacting the region’s natural resources and ecosystems.

To address these challenges and to preserve the natural systems on which so many people depend, TNC’s AP Region, now 30 years old, in combination with TNC’s global priority teams, has developed ambitious conservation programs in more than a dozen countries across the region.  And these programs, while increasingly engaged with local civil society in the mission of TNC and generating funding locally, rely on philanthropy from the U.S. and Hong Kong (HK) to support TNC’s conservation work in Asia Pacific. For more information on the scope of that work, go to https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/asia-pacific/

Position Overview

This position manages the fundraising teams in the U.S. and Hong Kong as well as the Regional Marketing and Communications staff who provide marketing and communications support from bases in the U.S. and HK.  The DOD serves on the executive team for the AP Region which sets strategic direction and vision for the region. The DOD oversees fundraising in both the U.S. and Hong Kong as well as the development of content for funding proposals, marketing and communications materials, media placements, and executive communications.  As such, the communications and marketing function for the region is integrated and aligned with the philanthropy program and reports to the AP DOD.  The U.S. based fundraising team works with U.S. state-based and Principal Gifts Relationships Managers (RMs) to steward current donors as well as engage prospective donors in support for the region’s work. In that role, the DOD will work with RMs to develop donor strategies, identify moves, and close gifts that support the region. TNC also has fundraising teams in Australia, China, Indonesia and New Zealand that are managed by the local TNC Country Directors, The DOD will support these in-country fundraisers as needed and will also provide proposal support, marketing materials and other collateral needed by the in-country fundraising teams. The DOD maintains a dotted line relationship to the in-country fundraising leads and will provide strategic as well as resource support where needed to advance a donor strategy and/or close a gift.

We seek a Director of Development, Communications and Marketing (DOD) for the Asia Pacific Region who is responsible for directing all aspects of development, marketing and communications functions and who secures significant financial resources to support conservation goals for the AP Region, specifically,

  • Supervise a team of 12 philanthropy and marketing professionals located in the U.S. and HK.
  • Engage with RMs and individual donors personally, through the management of direct reports, and in partnership with senior conservation staff from the Region and Global teams.
  • Lead TNC philanthropy staff across Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Indonesia, and New Zealand, to develop best practices, standardized metrics, organizational consistency and branding continuity in communications across the regions
  • Optimize the integration between TNC development staff (e.g. Principal Giving Network, Global Strategy Team, and state-based DODs, to drive discussions regarding donor support for AP, share information, and present a One Conservancy face to AP donors.
  • Serve on the AP Leadership Team.
  • Maintain visibility into all aspects of the global marketing team, serve members of the Global Marketing and Communications team, and lead conversations on behalf of the region with respect to communications and marketing.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The DOD conceives, develops, and manages fundraising and marketing plans, donor strategies and communications to build support for the region’s conservation work.  S/he focuses on long-range strategic priorities, advances the Conservancy’s goals, and communicates a broad vision to others. S/he establishes and monitors activity level benchmarks and measures of success. S/he manages the development and implementation of a strategic, integrated, and collaborative approach to maximize success, including organizing communications. S/he facilitates strategic dialogues with clients and senior-level stakeholders, probing to identify key issues and requirements, negotiating and developing solutions, and synthesizing a plan of action tailored to audience. S/he directs diverse activities, develops complex practices and processes, project outcomes, and initiates changes to improve effectiveness. S/he manages priority vendor relationships. The DOD works closely with and manages relations with key stakeholders including senior management, internal teams, donors, and volunteers to achieve program goals. S/he may be responsible for presenting analysis and recommendations to Trustees and AP Council members.

The DOD is responsible for a select group of prospects and donors, the size of the portfolio will be determined in part with consideration for the scope of supervisory responsibility. S/he may be responsible for volunteer engagement and managing selected trustee relationships. Specific roles and responsibilities are as follows:

1.      Lead AP Region in fundraising, including:

  • Supervise and develop U.S. and HK based philanthropy, marketing and communications teams.
  • Serve as RM for key AP donors and prospects.
  • Liaise with key TNC teams including principal gifts, foundations relations, corporate engagement, etc.
  • Support Co-Regional Managing Directors to develop and implement fundraising and revenue vision, as well as drive fundraising planning and initiatives across the AP region, with primary goals reflecting key AP priorities for the organization.
  • Participate in regional leadership decision-making and provide support to the AP Council Program Manager.
  • Responsible for monthly and quarterly progress/challenges across AP region.

2.      Lead communication and marketing efforts including internal and external communications, themes, fundraising goals, campaign materials, collateral materials, donor strategies, proposals, grant writing etc.

  • Drive efforts to obtain, create, store in an easily accessible and useful format, manage and disseminate content from country programs around individual project and campaign themes.
  • Work with global communications team staff in development of proposals and strategy for AP principal gift donors.
  • Facilitate cooperation and collaboration, as appropriate, across the various AP teams in pursuit of regional and global philanthropy, communications and marketing objectives.  

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Accountable for fundraising goals of $20 million a year through a fundraising department or development program.
  • Broad management responsibility for administrative, professional, and volunteer staff, including recruitment, retaining, training, professional development, establishing clear directions, and setting “stretch” objectives.
  • Conceive, design and direct high-level and interdepartmental projects, coordinating the work of other professionals, managing budget, and ensuring program accountability.
  • Conceive, design, and lead strategic initiatives and goals through collaboration with senior-level stakeholders to enhance overall performance in accordance with short and long-term objectives.
  • Direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.
  • Ensure functional program meets commitments and is managed for ethical compliance with TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements.
  • Exercises leadership in strategic and tactical manners, works with fellow leaders to establish and evaluate policies and/or long-term programs.
  • Financial management of program; setting budget and fundraising objectives, analyzing results, and taking corrective actions.
  • Maintains confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information.
  • Strategic decisions may affect public image, impact multiple programs, and bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Travel frequently and on short notice, work long hours and weekends.  Approximately 33% travel required, both in the US and internationally.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years related experience, including 3 years working at a senior level.
  • Experience with Principal Gift level fundraising and with the use of fundraising tools and systems.
  • Experience developing strategies, building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Experience working in, or with clients, from the Asia Pacific region or other non-US region.
  • Experience leading and managing performance of a geographically distributed team of professionals
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Experience working in a large, complex, not-for-profit environment.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles, practices, and procedures of relevant field.
  • Experience managing a large multidisciplinary department, including planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Familiarity with Asia Pacific region and culture.
  • Effectively communicate via presentations, conversations, and documents.
  • Experience in managing a geographically dispersed team.
  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline.
  • Expert understanding of best practices in non-profit management.
  • Knowledge of advanced gift planning concepts.

 ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES

Accountability for Outcomes

Pushes for excellence. Establishes challenging goals for self and others to drive performance in support of the Conservancy’s mission. Rewards behavior that achieves these standards and is aligned with the organization’s mission/ values. Acts to address performance problems in a timely and appropriate manner.

Builds Organizational Capability

Builds or adapts organizational structures to accomplish the mission and to improve performance. This includes reorganizing organizational systems, structures, processes, procedures, communication channels or reporting relationships. With the Conservancy’s strategic filter in mind, determines who can contribute, gets the right people involved, and builds bench strength for the future.

Collaboration & Teamwork

Shows a willingness to put the needs and goals of a global organization before personal/local/departmental needs. Works with others across organizational boundaries. Makes decisions, sets priorities, and allocates resources to help the organization achieve results.

Courage & Decisiveness

Makes decisions and stands by them. Makes timely decisions even under pressure and when lacking complete information. Has the courage to modify decisions and admit why and how they were wrong.

Develops Strategic Partnerships

Improves position of the Conservancy with key stakeholders and constituents. Builds broad, global networks with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., boards, NGOs, government agencies, donors, other conservancies) to raise awareness of conservation issues and further organizational goals.

Focused Innovation

Personally demonstrates innovative thinking and encourages this behavior in others. Is willing to take calculated risks within organizational parameters to achieve tangible results that advance the strategic agenda of the Conservancy. Achieves results by generating and encouraging the development of imaginative, novel, or original ideas and solutions that are consistent with TNC strategy.

Influences for Results

Achieves results by persuading, convincing, or influencing others. Adapts approach to the individual or group and knows how and when to use complex influence strategies. Uses success stories and passion for the mission to generate enthusiasm and support.

Strategic Initiative

The ability to identify trends and opportunities for the Conservancy to achieve effective global conservation. Develops strategies and plans aligned with the mission. Understands both the immediate and long-term implications of each decision by looking beyond their local environment.

Visionary Leadership

Inspires team to meet challenges and implement the strategy. Includes communicating an inspiring vision and generating clarity, commitment and passion for the mission.

 This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.nature.org/careers and apply online with cover letter and resume to Job #47591 or apply directly hereAll resumes and required cover letters must be submitted through The Nature Conservancy’s online application system.  The application deadline is May 19, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT.  If you experience technical problems with the site or application process, please contact applyhelp@tnc.org and include the job opening ID.

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

Los Angeles, Oakland or Sacramento, CA

Program Director, Prevention in Health Systems, The California Endowment
The Organization

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, The Endowment has regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno and San Diego, with program staff working throughout the state. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. For more information, visit The Endowment’s Web site at www.calendow.org

Position Overview

The Program Director, Prevention in Health Systems, has principal responsibility for leading, advising and guiding staff, Executive Management and the Board on the policy and practice opportunities for advancing The Endowment’s efforts to catalyze a prevention based and equity focused health system that is accountable to the consumers it serves.  This is a system that provides access to affordable and quality preventive care for all, develops and expands partnerships to address the social determinants of health, supports a pipeline of culturally competent health workers and addresses equity at all levels.  The Program Director, Prevention in Health Systems is responsible for state and federal program and policy assessment, advocacy, program research, analysis, planning and development, and grant recommendations to advance comprehensive health systems transformation. The Program Director, Prevention in Health Systems is the primary staff contact and spokesperson for TCE’s health systems work, is a key member of The Endowment’s Director’s team and works closely with the Chief Learning Officer and Senior Vice President of Healthy California/Enterprise to strengthen the overall impact of The Endowment’s Prevention in Health Systems work. The Program Director, also manages a team of Senior Program Managers, Program Managers, Program Associates and Administrative Assistants to implement and manage all aspects of grantmaking in addition to collaborating with other Endowment Directors to maximize impact at all levels of the organization. The Program Director reports to the Senior Vice President.

Provide strategic leadership, planning and management for the Prevention Team and The California Endowment.

·         Support overall management of Healthy California, Prevention Team, to include supervision of staff and management of the budget.

·         Work with other Directors to coordinate the development and implementation of policies and procedures for The Endowment.

·         Lead strategic planning efforts and advise the foundation on opportunities to advance health system goals in conjunction with other Endowment Directors.

·         Establish goals, objectives, and performance measures for staff, in coordination with other Directors.

·         Monitor and analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions including organizational or process changes.

·         Initiate and oversee specific projects for The Endowment, as determined by the CEO and Senior VP.

·         Supervise a team of 6 staff, with up to 3 direct reports.

Maintain collaborative relationships and strategic partnerships

·         Work closely with The Endowment staff to create an integrated internal and external and well understood TCE approach to health systems change as well as to mutually support goals and needs across the organization.

·         Lead and participate in collaborative efforts with external partners on broad-based policy issues aligned with The Endowment goals.

·         Manage a portfolio of policy and advocacy grants.

·         Advise the Board and TCE leadership of developments in the health policy environment.

·         Speak and participate in external meetings and conferences as a representative of The Endowment.

·         Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with community and policy organizations and state and federal policymakers to enhance the presence of The Endowment in the public policy arena.

Develop and implement a health systems policy and practice agenda for The Endowment

·         Maintain and expand relationships with external partners to inform and advise the development and implementation of The Endowment programs and strategies.

·         Serve as the lead for state-wide policy development.

·         Conceive, develop and support research and analysis on health policy issues, develop background papers and briefs to inform and support program goals and strategies.

·         Monitor trends in health policy, review literature and news articles, and track local, state and federal legislative and policy activity related to health systems.

·         Manage knowledge and information flow for easy access, transparency and usability by internal and external partners.

·         Work with Endowment staff and partners to ensure that community health issues and concerns inform policy directions.

·         Work with Communications staff to develop programs and materials to improve the health policy knowledge and skills of TCE staff and grantees through user-friendly briefings, trainings, and written materials.

Qualifications:

·      Commitment to the mission of The California Endowment, genuine interest in and sensitivity to diversity, and pride in California’s multicultural communities. Experience and background that demonstrates deep support of the values and principles that underlie the grant-making and strategies of the foundation.

·      A strong appreciation of diversity as an asset, the importance of partnership strategies to improve health in underserved populations, and building and strengthening the capacity of community-based organizations and coalitions to drive policy, systems and narrative change.

·      Strong background and experience in the development and/or oversight of health and/or public health programs, as well as a keen understanding of the relationship between programs and public policy.

·      Strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills. Enjoys both learning and teaching. Is able to fluidly cross the boundaries of the foundation, community, academic, public health and health care delivery sectors to engage a variety of audiences critical to the foundation’s mission.

·      Excellent oral communication skills. The ability to convey key messages to various audiences and speak effectively in public forums.

·      Excellent leadership, management and supervisory skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team player.

·      Excellent conceptual and analytic abilities including clear judgment and creative thinking.

·      Excellent writing skills and ability to summarize complex information clearly, concisely and accurately.

·      Knowledge and expertise in health care and health policy, community organizing, as well as the policymaking process and environment at the local, state and federal levels.

·      Self-organization and discipline, with a demonstrated ability to listen and respond with flexibility, as appropriate.

·      Demonstrated initiative and strong ability to work independently.

Minimum Education:

·      Master’s degree in health policy, public health, public administration or related discipline preferred.

Minimum Experience:

·         10-15 years of experience in health policy, advocacy, community organizing or strategic communications.

·         Experience which demonstrates the ability to conceptualize, think critically and strategically, and communicate in written and verbal form.

·         Experience working with policymakers, advocates, researchers, community organizations, and private sector leaders.

How To Apply

Please submit your resume to HRresumes@calendow.org and reference “Program Director, Prevention in Health Systems.  To be considered, your application must include a cover letter detailing how you helped advance health and social change through your work experience.

New Haven, CT

Program Director - New Haven Healthy Start, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
The Organization

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is the region’s largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment. Our mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy.

Position Overview

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for Program Director for New Haven Healthy Start.  The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy.

Title: Program Director
Department:  Grantmaking & Strategy
Reports to:  Vice President for Community Engagement
FLSA Status:  Exempt

POSITION:
Under the direction of the VP for Community Engagement, The New Haven Healthy Start (NHHS) Program Director is responsible for leading all areas of NHHS implementation, including interaction with and support to funded sites, assurance of ongoing quality improvement efforts at sites, and compliance with federal data and documentation requirements. The Program Director also ensures full integration of NHHS with city-funded perinatal services and linkage of NHHS to other programs relevant to the health and wellbeing of women, infants, fathers and families. In addition, the position represents the program and expands the program’s presence among local and statewide community partners as designated by the VP for Community Engagement.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Working with subcontractors and administrators to monitor contract compliance and implementing the Quality Management and Assurance System (QMAS)
• Preparing and submitting required federal grant reports including data reporting requirements
• Ensuring all data is input into the database for the National Evaluation
• Planning and implementation of the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Perinatal Learning Collaborative
• Leading and Coordinating the process for development of federally mandated performance benchmark and  annual reports and reapplications
• Working closely on all activities with evaluators and data managers from other organizations, including the CT State Department of Public Health
• Representing NHHS and The Foundation  at meetings and Healthy Start activities
• Serving as back up to CAN Coordinator and Core Services Manager, as required
• Supervising three Healthy Start staff, as required
• Interacting with the federal Project Officer
• Some travel required

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree in public health or related field or bachelor’s degree in related field and at least five years of leadership experience in a related program area
• Successful experience convening and working with community-based organizations, and working with consumers and other community stakeholders
• Excellent writing and editing skills; effective public speaking skills
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy
• Ability to interpret and present basic public health data and to explain the meaning of public health statistics
• Ability to develop and implement work plans and timelines
• Ability to manage complex tasks and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated commitment to health equity and to women’s health
• A commitment to an inclusive environment
• Supervisory experience

How To Apply

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume/C.V. and a short writing sample to Human_Resources@cfgnh.org with the words “Program Director application-ABFE” in the subject line no later than May 17, 2019.  No phone calls please.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is an equal opportunity employer.

New Orleans

Vice President of Finance and Operations, Greater New Orleans Foundation
The Organization

The Greater New Orleans Foundation (www.gnof.org) has been a trusted philanthropic leader in the 13-parish Greater New Orleans region for nearly 100 years, bringing together passionate people from philanthropy, business, nonprofits, and government to strengthen our communities and address our region’s greatest challenges.

With a mission to drive positive impact through philanthropy, leadership and action, the Greater New Orleans Foundation works to create a vibrant sustainable and just region for all. As a community foundation, we manage assets in excess of $350 million comprised of over 900 charitable funds that have been established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Greater New Orleans region.

We have ambitious plans to grow our assets to $500 million by the Foundation’s centennial anniversary in 2023. In addition to supporting the philanthropic aims of our fundholders, we manage our own discretionary grant-making, attract resources to initiate innovative philanthropic programs, and provide critical governance and management training through our nonprofit leadership and effectiveness program. As a civic leader, we bring together the people, ideas, and resources to address our region’s greatest challenges.

The Foundation is an inspiring, engaging, challenging, diverse, and dynamic environment for professional and personal growth. We pride ourselves on attracting high-quality staff members and investing in them to enhance their skills and talents while they contribute their unique capabilities and perspectives to help our organization best meet its goals and fulfill its mission. Our workplace environment nurtures a diverse team resulting in a broad base of staff knowledge, experience, and talent. Position Overview

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is seeking a dynamic leader who is committed to community philanthropy and the Foundation’s core values of stewardship, responsiveness, innovation, collaboration, equity, and inclusion as its next Vice President of Finance and Operations.
The Vice President of Finance and Operations is an executive level position responsible for driving internal organizational priorities and ensuring the organization remains highly-effective and accountable in the areas of finance and operations.

The Vice President of Finance and Operations will actively seek opportunities for collaboration and cross-area work under the supervision of the President & CEO and in partnership with the President & CEO and other Foundation senior staff. This position is expected to have both: 1) a broad understanding of all areas in which the Foundation provides funding to ensure accurate and up-to-date maintenance of all Foundation financial records and 2) a process management orientation to support the President & CEO in ensuring that the Foundation operates as efficiently and effectively as possible.

How To Apply

Click on this link for job description and application details:  https://www.gnof.org/careers/vice-president-of-finance-and-operations/

New York

Grants Management Intern, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
The Organization

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

Job Summary

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (WPF) seeks an intern to work with its Grants Management Team, assisting with various administrative tasks related to grantee reporting. The Grants Management Intern (GMI) will report to and work under the direction of the Post Award Grants Officer and the Deputy Director of Grants Management, and work in close collaboration with the Grants Management Assistant.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Receive, review, and log grant reports in the GM database.  Use WPF email templates to acknowledge receipt of reports and/or request missing information.

·         Read and interpret the report inbox emails to determine what grantees are submitting and /or requesting.  Send specific WPF reporting templates upon grantee’s request.

·         Respond to requests for extensions that are less than 30 days or elevate requests for longer extensions.

·         Confirm that grantee used WPF approved reporting templates and determine if any information is missing.  Review final financial reports to confirm all grant funds have been spent.  If not, flag accordingly.

·         Determine correct Grant Identification number, if not provided, based on GM database.

·         Cross reference report inbox emails and new GM online report portal and update any overlapping of report submissions.

·         Compile a list of issues/questions from the reports inbox that need additional research and work with GM team to resolve

·         Other administrative tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

·         One or two years of administrative experience in a professional office environment preferred.

·         Enrolled in Undergraduate Program, Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience required.

·         Keen attention to detail and superior organizational skills.

·         Proven ability to carry through on a project.

·         Exceptional judgment and ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.

·         High level of comfort with Outlook and database software; knowledge of Microsoft Office.

·         Familiarity with, and commitment to, human rights and social justice issues.

·         Spanish language skills a plus, but not required.

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

 

Compensation and Benefits

·         Hourly position ($18/hour);

·         Flexible time schedule

·         Develop and strengthen personal and professional skills in a workplace committed to the advancement of human rights.

·         Participate in weekly lunch series featuring Wellspring staff and expert outside speakers;

Limitations and Disclaimer

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

How To Apply

Applications should demonstrate strong aptitude for detailed administrative work.

ü  Send an e-mail to internship@wpfund.org with “Intern, Grants Management” in the subject line, and attach the following documents:

o   A cover letter outlining your interest in this role and your expected weekly availability June – September;

o   A resume including contact information for one academic or professional reference

ü  This paid internship is part-time (12-16 hours/week), located in our Times Square office in New York City, and expected to run June – September (with possibility for an extension).

ü  Offer will be contingent upon a background check.

ü  No phone calls, please.

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

Complete applications must be received by the deadline, May 15th, 2019.

New York City

Membership Database Specialist, ABFE
The Organization

Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)

ABFE is a membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the all-volunteer organization was credited with many of philanthropy’s early gains in diversity. It since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab-fee) to better reflect its broadening membership.

https://www.abfe.org

Position Overview

The Position

The Membership & External Affairs Data Specialist is responsible for administering all aspects of our membership data base processes for donor records, acknowledgments, reporting and analysis. The specialist also oversees membership program data collection, the tracking of contractual data requirements and reporting functions.

Responsibilities & Key Functions – 50%

Membership Data Base

  • Perform all Donor Perfect (DPO) database administration including but not limited to: coding development, record maintenance, reporting, duplicate record merging, clean-up tasks, security and quality control audits for cash, volunteer support & in-kind donations.
  • Ensure the timely processing of gifts and generation of automated acknowledgment system that allows the personalization of thank you letters in support of specific campaigns and member interest.
  • Produce and manage the accurate creation/generation of financial, analytical, statistical and demographic reports as well as mailing lists, recognition lists and other data extracts as requested.
  • Produce invoices for new members and/or membership renewals according to their expiration dates.

Data Analysis & Specialized Donor Reports

  • Produce and manage reconciliation, revenue and other reports such as gifts and pledges and acknowledgement activity for Membership & External Affairs Vice President
  • Build and communicate performance metrics, reports and dashboards to illustrate key organizational trends. Use financial models that enable forecasting and lend greater predictability to fundraising revenue streams. Incorporate both quantitative and qualitative elements to convey key drivers of fundraising effectiveness.
  • In coordination with internal analysis working groups and key stakeholders across multiple departments, analyze strategies and tactics that result in optimal campaign performance and increased lifetime value of ABFE members. Identify trends and opportunities in order to facilitate data-driven decision-making.
  • Provide training and technical support to all Donor Perfect database users. Assist Director of Membership and Special Events and Fundraising Manager in using the aspects of the program required to support the fundraising efforts of the organization.
  • Support Director of Membership and Special Events and Communications Manager in creation of specific donor selections for varying campaign messaging and goals.
  • Assist in the organization and implementation of campaign mail merges via DPO with multiple layers of personalization.

Events – 10%

  • Assist in coordinating and tracking all event logistics, including registration set-up and reporting

Program Data and Reporting – 30%

Program Data Collection

  • Work with Vice President of Membership & External Affairs and Director of Membership and Special Events to collect and enter member data into data base and spreadsheets to ensure accurate and timely access of key information and statistics

Program Reports

  • Assist Executive Director with data and information needed for government funding and private grant applications.
  • Provide data for grant requests and reports, upon request from VP Membership & External Affairs and External Affairs team.
  • As needed, work with VP Membership & External Affairs and/or External Affairs Team, to analyze and interpret data for program planning purposes.

Other Administrative Roles – 10%

  • Respond to general info emails and basic phone inquiries.
    Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree
  • Two years + experience with fundraising software, preferably Donor Perfect Online (DPO), donor database applications; and online giving software
  • Ability to work with multiple data base systems
  • Strong strategic and analytic skills to find and leverage agency information in ways that can improve agency outcomes and efficiencies
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel, and Google Suite.
  • Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with co-workers, clients, and volunteers with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and treat each individual with respect, dignity, and compassion.
  • Excellent organizational and initiation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete a variety of expected and unexpected tasks.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in constantly changing and sometimes demanding or chaotic environment.
  • Willingness and ability to make sound judgment without on-site supervision.
  • Practicalities

    Experience:

  • Database Administration: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Education:
  • Associate (Preferred)
  • Reports to: Director of Membership and Special Events and Vice President, Membership & External Affairs

    Work station: ABFE Office: 42 Broadway, 20th fl.

    Hours/schedule: This is a full-time, non-exempt position (40 hours/week) with benefits. May require some evening.

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to hiring@abfe.org

New York, NY

Chief Development and Strategy Officer, A Better Balance
The Organization

A Better Balance is a national legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace and helping workers care for themselves and their families without sacrificing their economic security. Through nationwide policy advocacy, legal services, strategic litigation, and enforcement and education, ABB is improving workers’ lives at the local, state, and federal levels. The organization has fought for and won new paid leave policies, laws fostering equal pay, pregnancy and caregiver protections, breastfeeding accommodations, LGBTQ protections, and victories on other women’s rights and economic justice issues throughout the country. Our advocacy work and legal efforts have gained national recognition in dozens of outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. We are dedicated to lifting up the voices of our clients and those most directly affected by our policy work and we have a particular focus on centering gender justice. Our free and confidential helpline provides legal assistance and information to low-wage workers. Additional information about A Better Balance’s work is available at www.abetterbalance.org.

Position Overview

A Better Balance (ABB) is recruiting a leader with substantial development and communications experience to serve in the newly created role of Chief Development and Strategy Officer to lead the fundraising, marketing, and communications functions of the organization. This position is a full-time position based in ABB’s New York office.

A Better Balance has grown significantly in the past 10 years. The organization has a new strategic plan to guide its work. The Chief Development and Strategy Officer has a unique opportunity to work closely with the Co-Presidents, Board, and Staff to build the development and communications functions to raise awareness of ABB’s critical work, and secure additional funding to tackle unfair and discriminatory policies and practices. He/she will report to the Co-Presidents and work closely with them to expand and strengthen the organization.​

Key Responsibilities

  •  Develop and implement a comprehensive development plan and goals to attract increased support from foundations, major donors and family foundations, law firms and business.
  • Build a comprehensive, integrated and strategic communication plan to strengthen ABB’s brand identity and engage a diverse set of stakeholders (including the media and key influencers) to support and serve the ABB mission.
  • Strengthen ABB’s annual fundraising event to build increased awareness about ABB’s work, and raise funds to support its mission.
  • Partner with the Co-Presidents to engage the Board in development and create a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.
  • Motivate, engage, and support the Staff and Board in their efforts to raise visibility and funding for A Better Balance.
  • Build and lead a results-driven, integrated development and communications team with a commitment to excellence. Current direct reports: Grant Writer and Communications Associate.
  • Ensure the infrastructure and systems are in place to support ABB’s work, including expanded communications, marketing and donor engagement.

Qualifications and Experience

  • The candidate must possess superior leadership and creative problem-solving skills, and an entrepreneurial and strategic approach to resource development and communications.
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least eight years of experience, preferably in a nonprofit or purpose driven organization.
  • Proven track record of raising funds from foundations and high net worth individuals.
  • Experience working effectively with boards of directors, and a wide cross section of other public, private and philanthropic leaders.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team with a commitment to quality and productivity, focusing on goals, measurement, results and accountability.
  • Comfort with ambiguity, graceful under pressure, and able to alter plans to meet priorities.
  • High energy level, flexible, self-motivated, and self-confident, and the ability to thrive in an ever-changing complex environment and juggle multiple demands simultaneously.

Compensation

A Better Balance has an excellent benefits package, including health and dental insurance; paid family and medical leave; paid vacation, sick, and personal time; and access to transit benefits. We are committed to “walking our talk” and encourage a healthy work/life balance for all employees. Competitive salary.

A Better Balance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, family status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, caregiver status, or any other factor protected by law. People of color, people with disabilities, and those who identify as LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Rachel Sica, Director of Operations, at rsica@abetterbalance.org.

Portland, OR

Development and Communications Director, Caldera
The Organization

At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Our Youth Program provides students from Portland and Central Oregon with long-term mentoring that nurtures individual creativity, beginning in sixth grade and continuing into young adulthood. Our Artists in Residence Program awards US-based and international artists the gift of time and space for their creative practice at our Arts Center near Sisters, OR.

Caldera has a $2.4 million dollar budget, a 15-member board, 13 full-time year-round employees, 3 part-time year-round employees, and a range of seasonally contracted artists and mentors (~70). Its administrative office is located in Portland, Oregon, and its Arts Center is located outside of Sisters in Central Oregon, between Suttle Lake and Blue Lake.

Equity & Inclusion

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Overview

Position Title: Development & Communications Director
Supervisor: Executive Director
Full time (37.5 hrs/wk), exempt, 9:00a – 5:00p Monday – Friday
Location: 
Portland office, 1227 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209
Compensation: $70,000 to $80,000 annual. Benefits include: generous paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement savings matching, long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.

Position Description

The Development & Communications Director leads Caldera’s fundraising and communications efforts with a strategic and inclusive approach that advances racial equity and strengths-based narratives of Caldera youth. This position directs efforts to cultivate and sustain a community of donors and supporters, develop compelling organizational and programmatic communications, and advance Caldera’s mission.

This position supervises Caldera’s Development and Communications Team, comprised of a Development & Communications Associate, a Development & Events Manager, and a grant writer.

Specific Responsibilities:

Development

  • Oversee and lead comprehensive fundraising strategy, including building and sustaining supporter relationships, and identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors
  • Lead work to raise more than $1 million annually in individual, foundation, corporate, public, and event revenue
  • Develop and implement major gift strategy, including development, solicitation, and stewardship work with existing and new relationships
  • Oversee individual giving efforts and work collaboratively with Development and Events Manager on annual giving campaigns, pledges, solicitations, and other activities
  • Oversee grant writing and reports
  • Implement and maintain a data-driven development approach, including understanding and leveraging Raiser’s Edge database system

Communications

  • Lead and manage strategic communications work, including brand development, organizational and program message development and implementation, marketing, media relations, copywriting, copy editing, and presentations, etc.
  • Manage critical relationship with Wieden+Kennedy Studio for design services, as well as with other partners and vendors
  • Lead and manage comprehensive marketing and communications strategy, including all online and print messaging and design, website and social media, public/press relations, internal communication, and employment outreach
  • Represent Caldera in the community, effectively communicating organizational mission, policy, practices, and values to a wide range of constituencies and to the community at large
  • Other duties as assigned

Staff and Department Management

  • Develop and monitor department budget
  • Supervise and support the professional development of department staff by setting and overseeing goals and growth opportunities, gathering resources, and providing ongoing feedback and coaching

Leadership

  • Serve as a collaborative member of Caldera Leadership Team and attend board meetings
  • Participate in ongoing organizational racial equity work
  • Support management of the Board Advancement Committee

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience with the majority of job responsibilities
  • Passion for Caldera’s mission, social and environmental change, and racial equity
  • A willingness to engage in ongoing racial equity work
  • Ability to lead a collaborative team and support professional development of staff
  • Ability to travel within the Portland Metro area weekly and to Central Oregon approximately 12 to 20 times annually
  • The ability to pass a background and driving record check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with or in advertising, design, strategic communication, social marketing, or online communication
  • Demonstrated experience with community fundraising models

How To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, highlighting experience and competencies that meet the required and preferred qualifications. You are welcome to include anything else you feel it is pertinent for us to know.

Please send materials to Jobs@CalderaArts.org by May 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. No calls, please.

Princeton, NJ

Senior Program Officer, Coordinating Center, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Organization

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), located in Princeton, N.J., is the largest philanthropy in America dedicated solely to health. Since 1972 we have been providing funding, assistance, and research for projects and programs to help people, their families, and their communities be as healthy as possible. RWJF is committed to working alongside others to build a national Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and well-being.

We take seriously our responsibilities, and we pledge to work in ways that reflect our guiding principles. These are rooted in equity and influence everything we do at RWJF. Diversity, inclusion, and collaboration allow our staff’s wide range of experiences, passions, and perspectives to enrich our work and strengthens our ability to address our nation’s most pressing health issues. With a career at RWJF you will make a difference.

Position Overview

This senior program officer position is a two-year termed position within the Coordinating Center, Leadership for Better Health. The Coordinating Center supports collaboration among four RWJF leadership programs in order to strengthen their ability to produce high-impact, networked leaders from diverse sectors and backgrounds who are equipped to build a Culture of Health. It aims to create greater impact across the four programs through planning and coordination, managing operational support, building meaningful connections between programs and participants, and highlighting participants’ efforts. The Coordinating Center also supports RWJF’s efforts to strengthen the capacities, visibility, and influence of diverse leaders.

The successful candidate will have experience leading people through multi-stakeholder strategic planning, a personal and professional commitment to equity, and extensive experience and proven leadership in one or more of the Foundation’s interest areas.  Additionally, education and experience equivalent to an advanced degree (MA/MS) and six (6) or more years of relevant experience in program development, management.

RWJF offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

RWJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How To Apply

Click here for more in-depth details on this opportunity, and to apply.

Tacoma, WA

Senior Program Officer, Ben B. Cheney Foundation
The Organization

THE OPPORTUNITY
The Ben B. Cheney Foundation is seeking a Senior Program Officer (SPO) to work with our team as we support philanthropic efforts across our community.  You will be joining an organization that has a 44 year legacy of deep commitment to service from the time of its founding by Ben Cheney who was dedicated to giving back to the communities in which he was fortunate to live, work and build a family and business.
Over that time, our foundation has given upwards of $100 million to 1400 organizations which are addressing community needs, supporting vulnerable populations and helping our community thrive.  You will be joining us to continue this legacy and be a leader on our staff team who brings a dynamic perspective on how our foundation can evolve to serve our communities even more effectively in the years ahead.

WHO WE ARE
Founded with a mission to support youth sports endeavors, we now fund organizations across the communities in which Ben Cheney grew his business in the areas of education, health and social services, community development and cultural programs.  To get a better sense of why and how our mission evolved, we encourage you to watch:
http://www.benbcheneyfoundation.org/an-american-dream-shared-video/
Our team is small but mighty, as we do much with our numbers.  We value and actively model the importance of collaboration, respect, humbleness, integrity, empathy and responsive and active listening.
We bring those same values as well as a dedication to supporting our vibrant and diverse community to our work with the organizations we fund.  We listen and work in true partnership, meeting these community organizations where they are and supporting their missions as we know they understand best how to address needs on the ground and what works and what doesn’t.
The SPO role is based in Tacoma, Pierce County where Ben Cheney built his business and began the Cheney foundation.  If you live here, you know this already, and if you are considering this position and moving here you will find it to be an amazing place to live and work full of natural beauty, friendly people, diverse neighborhoods and renowned cultural, academic, civic and business organizations.

Position Overview

THE ROLE

As the SPO, you will be responsible for all aspects of developing and overseeing our grants including:

  • Reviewing and evaluating letters of intent and proposals
  • Developing recommendations for our foundation’s Executive Director (ED) and Board of Directors (board)
  • Presenting proposal recommendations internally
  • Researching, learning and thinking strategically, in thought-partnership with the ED and board, about new opportunities for funding or emerging community needs
  • Monitoring and overseeing grants and reviewing grant reports
  • Overseeing the internal infrastructure that manages our grantmaking process

You will also be one of the faces of the foundation and will:

  • Represent the foundation across a broad and diverse group of community partners and stakeholders
  • Attend and speak at, where appropriate, community forums and events
  • Travel to sites to discuss, support and creatively problem-solve with community organizations
  • Serve as a primary point of contact with grantees and potential grantees, including
    • Interacting with existing or potential grantees to learn about ongoing work and future opportunities
    • Engaging with and assisting community organizations seeking information about the foundation, its work and its grantmaking processes

Internally, you will work as a close and valued colleague with the rest of our team – staff and board – to advance the foundation’s mission consistent with our culture and values.

You will report to the ED and, when called on, to the foundation board.  Please note that this role is set to begin in the mid-late August 2019 timeframe.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

To join our team, you will be a highly motivated and proactive professional who possesses the following knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes:

You will be:

  • Dedicated to supporting a thriving community
  • Someone who possesses a service and volunteer spirit both professionally and personally
  • An adaptive leader and manager, particularly adept at exercising soft authority
  • Entrepreneurial
  • A strategic forward-thinker
  • An active listener and someone who respects, elevates and incorporates in our work voices across the community, particularly those who are sometimes or often voiceless
  • A continuous, curious and self-reflective learner
  • A collaborator and connector
  • A facilitator
  • Empathetic and relational – able to build relationships across all types of stakeholders

You will have demonstrated over your career:

  • The heart of a teacher
  • Humility
  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • The highest level of integrity and ethics
  • Excellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior management and organizational skills
  • A friendly, gracious and approachable manner
  • The ability to balance short and long-term work
  • A high tolerance for ambiguity
  • Familiarity with grantmaking
  • Familiarity with the communities in which we fund OR the ability to learn and build relationships and networks quickly
  • Proficiency with standard technologies used in the grantmaking field and facility in adapting to new technology
  • A sense of humor and joy in the work

Also required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or above
  • A minimum level of 10 years in a leadership and/or managerial role, preferably with philanthropy, program or non-profit management
  • Enthusiasm for and ability to travel around our regions – Washington, Oregon and northern California – and potentially other areas of the country as the work requires.

COMPENSATION

The Ben B. Cheney Foundation offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. The salary for the SPO will be commensurate with the individual’s qualifications, experience and work history. Benefits include a generous vacation, health insurance and retirement package among other benefits.

How To Apply

TO APPLY

We have retained The Giving Practice to support our search for this position. If you believe you are the right match for this opportunity, please apply by uploading your cover letter and resume to our online application portal.  In your cover letter, please tell us why you are the right person for this job. If you have any issues with submitting your application, please contact Dawn Chirwa of The Giving Practice at TGPsearch@philanthropynw.org.
You may also recommend individuals for this position by submitting names and any supporting materials to Dawn Chirwa at the email address above.
Materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted by Friday, June 14, 2019 for priority consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
The Ben B. Cheney Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and we strive to reflect the wide-ranging diversity of our community. We recognize, respect and work to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage those who share these values, particularly candidates of color and those from other underrepresented groups, to apply.

Troy, MI

Senior Program Officer – Human Services, The Kresge Foundation
The Organization

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

Position Overview

About the Foundation

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

 

About the position

 

The Human Services Program has an immediate opening for a Senior Program Officer to assist in the design and implementation of a grantmaking strategy that addresses the nation’s persistent and growing human services issues.

We seek to position The Kresge Foundation as a recognized leader within human services philanthropy by partnering effectively with other foundations, public, private and nonprofit sectors, and by deploying our capital in innovative ways for the benefit of nonprofit organizations and the people they serve.  With a racial equity lens, we are laser focused on achieving person-centered systems change that accelerates social and economic mobility for children and families. To accomplish this we work with local, state, and national partners who are reimagining support systems and co-creating solutions with children, families and community partners. The goal is to meet them where they are and provide the support they need to build well-being and to reach their full potential.

To learn more about our strategy to advance social and economic mobility and how we think about person-centered care, please watch our video at www.kresge.org/programs/human-services.

Although the human services field is facing significant challenges, the sector is maintaining its momentum, realizing outcomes, and helping children, families and communities in cities around the nation achieve their dreams.  We accomplish this by investing in these focus areas:

1.                   Cultivating the next generation of human services organizations.  We support a cohort of high-performing nonprofit and public sector human services organizations in many ways, including creating organization and cohort-wide action plans that accelerate social and economic mobility and revolutionize the human services sector.

2.                   Supporting place-based opportunity ecosystems.  We focus our efforts in select cities to build sustainable, integrated and person-centered systems of supports and services.

You will join Kresge at an exciting time, becoming a member of a team that is engaged in human services during a period of transformation and impact. Although the program’s broad themes and funding priorities are directed at improving opportunity (social & economic mobility) this role will require you to work across non-human services sectors and in the realm of policy and community-based environments.  This position reports to the Managing Director of Human Services.

We are interested in someone who brings a combination of experience and deployment of best practices in two or more of these areas:

•                      Brain-science informed, two-generation, whole family approach; the important role of fathers; and/or trauma informed situations.

•                      Health and human services integration, person-centered systems changes, and outcomes.

 

Primary responsibilities

 

1.                   Contribute to grantmaking strategy development for the program, and to the team’s program development.

2.                   Participate in funder and cross-sector collaboration to achieve program objectives.

3.                   Utilize social investments tools, such as program-related investments, to achieve objectives.

4.                   Contribute to the development of criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the portfolio and participate in the evaluation of the results.

5.                   Maintain individual and collective responsibility for reaching annual investment and grant targets.

6.                   Obtain, maintain, and share knowledge of effective strategies and current thinking in field – what works, what are the most effective and /or innovative ways to support the work, and how to implement strategies with partners.

7.                   Participate in national networks, affinity groups, and other external efforts to advance the program’s strategies and the team’s standing within the human services field.

8.                   Interact with other human services grant makers, nonprofit leaders, and public and private sector stakeholders to assess developments in the field and strategic points for philanthropic engagement.

9.                   Work with other Kresge program teams on mutually planned and developed collaborative efforts.

10.               Prepare, individually and with other team members, strategy papers and other written materials for the foundation’s management and Board of Trustees.

11.               Identify possible grant and social investment opportunities that advance the program’s strategies.

12.               Develop grant outcomes and evaluation criteria for one’s own grants; review reports and interpret results; reaching annual grants target.

13.               Evaluate letters of inquiry and grant proposals.

14.               With the Social Investment Practice, evaluate the feasibility of alternative forms of capital support for human services organizations and contribute to the program’s embrace of social investment tools.

15.               Manage consultants and commission research as needed. Lead research and program development along with managing director.

16.               Within the team calendar, conduct site visits and partake of professional development opportunities.

17.               Maintain a high level of external visibility and involvement, and lead community initiatives on behalf of the foundation.

18.               Operate in full alignment with the program strategy and initiatives.

19.               Lead and manage projects across the grantmaking strategy.

20.               Write and publish complex strategy papers and complex grant write-ups. Actively sources strategic and programmatic grants.

21.               Perform other duties as assigned.

22.               Strong commitment to the foundation’s vision and values with the ability to demonstrate that commitment in daily interactions.

 

Qualifications

•                      Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in relevant field is required; Master’s degree and relevant credentialing are preferred.

•                      Minimum of seven to ten years of experience and leadership in relevant human services or related fields.

•                      Experience working collaboratively across the nonprofit, private and public sectors.

•                      Previous grantmaking or lending experience is preferred.

•                      Proven ability to distinguish between technical and adaptive challenges in the field and support the development of strategy to address those challenges.

•                      Effective problem solving and decision-making skills

•                      Excellent analytical and writing skills.

•                      Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to effect change.

•                      Demonstrated ability to work in a high demand, fast-paced environment.

•                      Ability to take initiative to achieve results.

•                      Financial analysis skills, including the ability to analyze audited financials, balance sheets, and business plans of nonprofit organizations; experience with complex financial instruments desirable.

•                      Strong verbal communications and social skills, including the ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

•                      Proven strong strategic thinking skills and the ability to lead and contribute to critical conversation focused on advancing policy solutions and systems change.

•                      Ability to undertake extensive (~30%) national travel.

•                      Commitment to supporting families and communities.

•                      Experience supporting a strength-based approach.

•                      Experience embracing the importance of racial equity.

•                      Excitement and commitment to help the Human Services team achieve the vision.

Application deadline for this position is May 31st , 2019

 

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

How To Apply

Please apply via the link below:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=87274f4c-cc7a-4ce9-97ab-d86186933f96&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=176692&source=CC3&lang=en_US

Washington D.C.

President & CEO, National Center for Family Philanthropy
The Organization

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) was founded in 1997 in response to the need for a national source of knowledge and expertise that advocates for the value of family philanthropy. Grounded by the perspective of donor families, NCFP has helped to define this burgeoning field and raise awareness of its unique issues.

NCFP is the only nonprofit resource dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them. It firmly believes that family participation enriches philanthropy and that philanthropy strengthens families. It is through these shared values that NCFP establishes fruitful partnerships with community foundations, advisors, philanthropy-serving organizations, and financial institutions who support donor families.

Position Overview

President & CEO Responsibilities

  • Evolve business model to innovate on offerings and grow financial capacity for future initiatives
  • Build and amplify NCFP’s role and reputation as a sector leader
  • Foster a learning culture where discussions about equity, and practices to advance it, are woven into the fabric of NCFP’s work internally and externally.
  • Inspire and challenge the leadership team to identify and deliver on opportunities for growth and impact while providing effective internal leadership, coaching, and professional development.
  • Serve as the public face and key spokesperson for NCFP, representing the organization with credibility and enthusiasm, leveraging its strong brand and clearly communicating its vision and value proposition to diverse audiences.

Preferred Background and Experience

  • Significant track record of progressively responsible senior leadership experience, with a proven history of successfully navigating organizations through strategic evolutions and leadership transitions.
  •  Deep knowledge of the philanthropic sector with direct experience gained in a foundation or other philanthropic enterprise.
  • Genuine passion for the impact that giving families can have on the world and an innate curiosity about the future direction of the field of family philanthropy.
  • Demonstrated ability to build an organization’s financial capacity.
  • Participatory and inclusive leadership style that fosters diverse points of view, respectful collaboration and accountability.

To read more about the opportunity and the ideal candidate, view the full position profile here: https://waldronhr.com/searches/national-center-for-family-philanthropy

How To Apply

To Be Considered

An equal opportunity employer, the National Center for Family Philanthropy is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. NCFP does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. A current resume and cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role should be submitted through Waldron’s Candidate Web Portal.

https://waldronhr.com/searches/national-center-for-family-philanthropy

Click “Submit Materials” and you will be directed to Waldron’s Candidate Web Portal.

Washington, D.C.

Chief Development Officer, Greenpeace
The Organization

Greenpeace is one of the most recognized and influential environmental organizations in the world, they are seeking a Chief Development Officer to lead senior leadership and the management of Greenpeace USA fundraising program.

Position Overview

About the Organization

Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For almost fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster. Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities, safeguarding our independence and ability to speak the truth and act boldly.

About the Role

The Chief Development Officer must be an incredibly ambitious, innovative, entrepreneurial, and seasoned development professional to manage and inspire our strong fundraising staff and supporters. The CDO is responsible for the leadership and management of Greenpeace USA fundraising programs for Greenpeace Inc., Greenpeace Fund, and the Development Department which includes an in-house, street and door canvass, as well as Direct Marketing, Monthly Giving, Major Donor, Foundations and Planned Giving Programs. The CDO serves as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), which provides leadership on overall organizational strategy, management, administration, finance, and program development. The CDO will work with the SMT to instill a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization, ensuring that fundraising is a valued and mission-aligned component in all of our work.  The CDO also serves as a member of the Global Fundraising Directors team, and a key liaison to the Greenpeace US Boards of Directors.

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have:

  • Experience building and managing complex budgets, for both annual and multi-year plans – including providing financial analysis.
  • Strong management skills, including 7 to 10 years of experience supervising and leading diverse, complex teams, including staff members who work around the world to achieve ambitious results.
  • Ability to serve as a key member of the Senior Management Team. Experience with organizational strategy and planning at the senior level, particularly with change management.
  • Experience and proven track record of building relationships with foundations to ensure funding.
  • A demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, and social justice.
  • Bachelor’s degree.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com/positions/.

Washington, DC

Program Officer for Global Learning, The NEA Foundation (NEAF)
The Organization

For 50 years, the NEA Foundation (NEAF), an independent, public charity founded by educators for educators, has been keeping the promise of public education by providing programs and resources to improve public education for all students. We believe that when educators unleash their own power, ideas, and voices, communities, schools, and students all benefit. To learn more, visit https://www.neafoundation.org.

Position Overview

The Program Officer for Global Learning primarily manages the NEA Foundation’s Global Learning Fellowship (GLF) and may contribute to other program areas or special projects, as assigned.

Established in 2011, the Global Learning Fellowship is a 12-month, cohort-based professional development opportunity for K-12 public school educators. Through a blend of online, peer, and international field-based learning opportunities, Fellows develop the skills and knowledge to integrate global competency into their daily classroom instruction. The Program Officer manages all aspects of GLF program delivery and oversees its budget.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Serve as lead project and financial manager for NEAF’s Global Learning         Fellowship:

  • Drive the mission and goal alignment of the Global Learning Fellowship in relation to the NEAF’s goals and mission.
  • Maintain day-to-day Fellowship program budgets, tracking programmatic spending, and generating financial documents.
  • Lead the Global Learning Fellows’ recruitment, application and onboarding processes, ensuring a broad representation of educators from across the United States.
    • Coordinate the Fellowship application and peer-review processes via the Cybergrants platform.
    • Communicate with Global Learning Fellowship  applicants.
    • Generate contractual agreements for applicants selected as Global Learning Fellows.

2.  Facilitate the development and implementation of a 12-month global               education course for each cohort of Fellows:

  • Plan, curate and help deliver in-person workshops and virtual webinars, and moderate an online discussion board, all part of a blended group learning experience supporting Fellows’ global education and competency.
  • Research and recruit experts to serve as presenters for workshops and webinars.
  • Maintain program communications and coordinate online community-building activities for Fellows.
  • Collaborate with program alumni that volunteer to serve as mentors to new Fellows.

3.  Collaborate with the Foundation’s senior leadership team and external           partners to design a dynamic 7- to 10-day global learning field study for         the Fellows.

  • Design and distribute program surveys and other measurement tools to continuously seek Fellows’ feedback and assess their learning and satisfaction throughout the fellowship.

4.  Recruit and manage consultants and external partners to support                   Fellowship activities.

  • Generate partnership agreements, memorandums of understanding and consultant agreements.
  • Supervise consultant activities and work products.

5.  Build out and manage a network of Global Learning Fellowship alumni.

6.  Produce (or review) editorial content for Fellowship communications and         marketing, working in partnership with Foundation’s Communications and       Development teams to advance program awareness and identify external       resources.

7.  Develop and maintain effective professional relationships that advance           the Foundation’s programmatic goals.

8.  Research and stay current on the field of global education. Produce               summary briefs for Foundation staff and others.

9.  Contribute to the Foundation’s short- and long-term planning and                   budgeting activities, as well as ongoing internal learning and team                   development efforts.

10. In partnership with other staff, may oversee a Program Assistant/                    Associate or student interns.

11. Represent the Foundation at conferences, symposia, and meetings                where appropriate.

12. Coordinate as needed with other colleagues on joint projects, and                  execute special global learning-oriented projects and other duties as              assigned.

Desired Qualifications

1.  BA/BS degree and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

2.  Proven project management experience, including attention to detail,             ability to manage multiple relationships and deliverables simultaneously,         and timely follow-through.

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

4.  Record of accomplishment working on globally-focused issues or                   programs is encouraged, but not required. A curiosity to understand               different perspectives and cultures is a must.

5.  A goal driven self-starter, with an ability to work independently and under       pressure while interacting with a wide range of people.

6.  Strong leadership skills, self-confidence, resiliency and poise.

7.  Outstanding writing skills and an articulate speaker with the ability to               serve as spokesperson for the Foundation.

8.  Ability to develop and manage budgets.

9.  Team player, possessing a keen sense of humor and creative problem-            solving skills.

10.  Ability to travel both domestically and internationally, in alignment with             the Fellowship’s global field study.

Benefits

The Foundation offers an excellent benefits package.

How To Apply

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to neafhr@nea.org, noting “Program Officer, Global Learning” in your subject line.

Washington, DC

Major Gift and Campaign Manager, Arena Stage
The Organization

Arena Stage is alive as a center for American Theater in our nation’s capital with productions, diverse and innovative works from around the country and the nurturing of new plays. Our focus is on American artists. We produce and present all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit. We explore issues from the past, present and future that reflect America’s diversity and challenges. These are voiced through the productions we create, the work we develop, the presentations that move beyond our stages and community and education programs that engage artists, students and audiences.

Position Overview

The Major Gift and Campaign Manager reports to the Campaign Director and, in coordination with the Donor Services Assistant supports the Campaign Committee, Board of Trustees, staff and Campaign Counsel in work and projects related to the Arena Stage’s $70 million comprehensive campaign.

Responsibilities include:

50% Front Line Fundraising and Prospect Management

  • Feeding the Campaign prospect pipeline by overseeing cultivation and qualification efforts for a portfolio of membership-level donors (<$1,500 annual giving) who have been tagged as potential major donors. This portfolio is estimated to be 30-40 individuals.
  • Soliciting individuals in this portfolio for Inner Circle membership ($1,500 – $10,000) at the appropriate time, in coordination with the Annual Giving team and the Campaign Director.
  • Working with major gift officers to track progress on strategic plans and prospect moves
  • Participating in projects related to the cultivation of major gift prospects and the stewardship of existing donors.
  • Participation in the planning and execution of major donor stewardship at all levels.
  • Transitioning successful solicitations to a major gift officer.25% Event Planning
  • Assist the Event Manager on planning and execution of 10 to 15 local Campaign events for stewardship and cultivation of Campaign prospects and donors
  • Working with donor-facing fundraising staff to create appropriate invitation lists and coordinate the invitation and RSVP process
  • Assist with logistics related to travel and non-local stewardship and cultivation events
  • Maintaining a master Campaign calendar to maximize the impact and value of cultivation and stewardship events25% Campaign Support
  • Working with the Donor Services Assistant to support the data and information needs of the Campaign team.
  • Assisting in the creation and preparation of Campaign material and solicitation proposals
  • Producing reports to track Campaign progress and liaising with the Business Office to reconcile Campaign reports with the general ledger
  • Overseeing acknowledgment and recognition processes for all Campaign giftsQualifications:

    Arena Stage seeks a seasoned, responsible, focused individual, with outstanding organizational skills and high level of accuracy. Experience in and knowledge of fundraising, specifically capital campaigns, is highly encouraged. Working knowledge of Tessitura preferred.

    The Successful Candidate:

  • Has a minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising or a related field that overlaps with the responsibilities noted.
  • Will be highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Will have excellent communication skills, especially in the areas of writing and proofreading
  • Will be comfortable providing high-level customer service
  • Is available to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Conducts themselves with extreme professionalism and maturity, especially when attending high-profile events and functions
  • Thrives in a very fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrates a history of successful project management
  • Has exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers, Board members, donors, and prospective donors Experience with Tessitura or similar database is a plus
  • Is experienced with handling confidential information in a discreet manor
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree or higher

How To Apply

https://arenastage.applicantpro.com/jobs/