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Asheville, NC

Community Investment Associate/Officer - Economic Opportunity, Dogwood Health Trust

The Organization

Dogwood Health Trust (Dogwood) is a private health foundation based in Asheville, North Carolina.  Our purpose is to dramatically improve the health and wellbeing of all people and communities of Western North Carolina.  We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We uphold three values that inform our purpose, our strategies, and our decisions, and define the core identity of Dogwood. They are:

  • Compassion with Courage. We will be bold in pursuing our commitment to the people and communities of Western North Carolina by taking smart risks and investing in opportunities for profound impact.
  • Sustainability with Integrity. We will bring transparency and humility in stewarding resources to support and strengthen Western North Carolina for generations to come.
  • Partnering with Purpose. We will foster collective impact by promoting collaboration and advancing shared learning.

In alignment with our vision to create an impact in employment, priority will be given to applicants who live in and/or have deep connection to Dogwood’s home in Western North Carolina.

Position Overview

Dogwood seeks to fill a role in our Economic Opportunity team within the Community Investment area.  This posting is for an Associate or Officer level position and Dogwood will consider applicants across career stages.

The position will foster and maintain relationships with communities, nonprofits, and other partners to advance Dogwood’s evolving grantmaking and community investment strategies. They will be passionate aboutequitableconomic opportunity outcomes for the region’s population.  This role reports to the Vice President of Economic Opportunity and will be responsible for supporting new ideas and partnerships, partnering with the team and strategy groups on refining strategic goals, and implementing measurable, impactful results.

How To Apply

Please apply by visiting: https://jobapply.page.link/og51n

Atlanta, GA

Office and Grants Manager, Tull Charitable Foundation

The Organization

For 70 years, the Tull Charitable Foundation has endured to carry out the vision of J. M. Tull, a successful businessman, civic leader and an active supporter of many of Atlanta’s non-profit institutions. Guided by the legacy of the Founding Trustees, the Tull Foundation is led by an eight-member Board of Trustees representing leaders from Metro Atlanta’s civic, education, philanthropic, and corporate sectors who value diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the Foundation’s operations.

Today, our mission is to co-create a more just and equitable future by building partnerships with and investing in organizations making an impact in Metro Atlanta communities. To support our mission, the Foundation seeks to build a culture of partnership, support, and continuous learning. We also embrace a set of core values that are rooted in the Foundation’s history and guide its thinking, actions, decisions and priorities:

  • Integrity: Our work strives for honesty, humility, trustworthiness and transparency in all that we do and expect the same of our non-profit partners.
  • Impact: We are committed to being a philanthropic leader in the Metro Atlanta region and making an impact through expanded access. We do this through partnership, building trust and focusing on racial and gender equity.
  • Community Engagement: We prioritize leadership and dialogue and focusing on historically excluded voices.
  • Collaboration: We believe that impact is not made in isolation and that our work is strengthened through shared ideas. We recognize that our resources and impact can be multiplied through partnerships among non-profit organizations and peer grantmakers. We further value a productive and collaborative working relationship among Board members and between Board leadership and staff.
  • Stewardship: Just as our founders valued frugality and efficiency, we run a lean operation, hiring and guiding skilled staff and trustees and keeping our processes simple. We value organizations that espouse this philosophy.
  • Relational and Responsive: We are inspired by Mr. Tull’s legacy to listen and take action.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking an Office and Grants Manager to join our team to support the Executive Director in carrying out the Foundation’s day-to-day operations and grantmaking efforts. We are a two-person office, with this position reporting to the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate will bring both their experience and expertise working in partnership with the non-profit community, as well as an eagerness to learn the Foundation’s business and embrace new grantmaking strategies that keep pace with Metro-Atlanta’s operating environment.  He/She/They will be comfortable working in a small-office environment, serving as the first point of contact for inquiries about the Foundation’s grantmaking while seamlessly transitioning to the administrative tasks necessary for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation’s office.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Grants Management
    • Work with Executive Director to develop and maintain applicant pipeline
    • Maintain grant management database (Blackbaud Grantmaking)
    • Maintain and organize grant related electronic files
  • Support annual grant cycles
    • Prepare background information on organizations new to the Foundation
    • Review Letters of Inquiry and applications for accuracy and completeness
    • Ensure timely and clear communication with nonprofits inquiring about grantmaking process and timelines
    • Produce reports from grant management database
  • Preparation for Trustee Meetings
    • Support Executive Director in preparation of governance, finance, and program materials for quarterly Trustee meetings
    • Organize Foundation’s Annual Board of Trustees Dinner
  • Relationship Building with Nonprofit Community
    • Work collaboratively with ED to maintain the programmatic portions of the Foundation’s website
    • Provide grantseekers with responsive assistance to move efficiently through the grantmaking process
    • Provide calendar management for coordination of grant review process with grantseekers and Foundation staff
    • Coordinate execution of grant agreements, fulfillment of grant conditions, and wire transfers
    • Track open grant relationships for payments, reporting, and overall health and performance of the Foundation’s grantee partners
    • Coordinate end of grant debrief meetings and materials
  • Office Management
    • Manage access to and proper functioning of IT tools and availability of day-to-day office equipment
  • Participate in relevant community meetings, workshops, and conferences, as time allows
  • Support special projects and request as needed

The Tull Charitable Foundation operates as an in-person working environment four days a week. The office is closed on Fridays.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to carol@tullfoundation.org with the subject line “Office and Grants Manager Position”

Atlanta, GA

Office and Grants Manager, Tull Charitable Foundation

The Organization

For 70 years, the Tull Charitable Foundation has endured to carry out the vision of J.M. Tull, a successful businessman, civic leader and an active supporter of many Atlanta’s non-profit institutions. Guided by the legacy of the Founding Trustees, the Tull Foundation is led by an eight-member Board of Trustees representing leaders from Metro Atlanta’s civic, education, philanthropic, and corporate sectors who value diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the Foundation’s operations.

Today, our mission is to co-create a more just and equitable future by building partnerships with and investing in organizations making an impact in Metro Atlanta communities. To support our mission, the Foundation seeks to build a culture of partnership, support, and continuous learning. We also embrace a set of core values that are rooted in the Foundation’s history and guide its thinking, actions, decisions and priorities:

  • Integrity: Our work strives for honesty, humility, trustworthiness and transparency in all that we do and expect the same of our non-profit partners.
  • Impact: We are committed to being a philanthropic leader in the Metro Atlanta region and making an impact through expanded access. We do this through partnership, building trust and focusing on racial and gender equity.
  • Community Engagement: We prioritize leadership and dialogue and focusing on historically excluded voices.
  • Collaboration: We believe that impact is not made in isolation and that our work is strengthened through shared ideas. We recognize that our resources and impact can be multiplied through partnerships among non-profit organizations and peer grantmakers. We further value a productive and collaborative working relationship among Board members and between Board leadership and staff.
  • Stewardship: Just as our founders valued frugality and efficiency, we run a lean operation, hiring and guiding skilled staff and trustees and keeping our processes simple. We value organizations that espouse this philosophy.
  • Relational and Responsive: We are inspired by Mr. Tull’s legacy to listen and take action.

Position Overview

The Tull Charitable Foundation operates as an in-person working environment four days a week. The office is closed on Fridays. Salary: $60,000

The ideal candidate will bring both their experience and expertise working in partnership with the non- profit community, as well as an eagerness to learn the Foundation’s business and embrace new grantmaking strategies that keep pace with Metro-Atlanta’s operating environment. He/She/They will be comfortable working in a small-office environment, serving as the first point of contact for inquiries about the Foundation’s grantmaking while seamlessly transitioning to the administrative tasks necessary for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation’s office.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Grants Management
    • Work with Executive Director to develop and maintain applicant pipeline
    • Maintain grant management database and produce reports (Blackbaud Grantmaking)
    • Support annual grant cycles
    • Prepare background information on organizations new to the Foundation
    • Review Letters of Inquiry and applications for accuracy and completeness
    • Ensure timely and clear communication with nonprofits inquiring about grantmaking process and timelines
  • Preparation for Trustee Meetings
    • Support Executive Director in preparation of governance, finance, and program materials for quarterly Trustee meetings
  • Relationship Building with Nonprofit Community
    • Work collaboratively with ED to maintain the programmatic portions of the Foundation’s website
    • Provide grantseekers with responsive assistance to move efficiently through the grantmaking process
    • Coordinate execution of grant agreements, fulfillment of grant conditions, and wire transfers
    • Track open grant relationships for payments, reporting, and overall health and performance of the Foundation’s grantee partners
    •  Coordinate end of grant debrief meetings and materials
  • Office Management
    • Manage access to and proper functioning of IT tools and availability of day-to-day office equipment
  • Participate in relevant community meetings, workshops, and conferences, as time allows

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to carol@tullfoundation.org with the subject line “Office and Grants Manager Position”

Aurora, IL

Chief Executive Officer, Mutual Ground

The Organization
For more than 45 years, thousands of individuals have trusted Mutual Ground to provide life-changing services that have empowered them to face the challenges of domestic and/or sexual violence. The organization was incorporated in 1975 and began offering counseling and advocacy services for victims of domestic violence. The first shelter opened in Aurora in 1978. In 1983, they began offering counseling and advocacy services to victims of sexual violence. On February 1, 2021, Mutual Ground, Inc. acquired Breaking Free, Inc. Breaking Free, founded in 1977, helped rebuild the lives of those impacted by substance use disorder through counseling, treatment and education.

For fiscal year 2022, Mutual Ground provided emergency shelter to 206 adults and children, counseling and advocacy services to 1,279 adults and children, 1,291 hours of substance use recovery services, and filed 258 Orders of Protection with the help of our legal advocates. Mutual Ground victim services

Position Overview

The next CEO of Mutual Ground will have the opportunity to capitalize on the strong reputation and recognition and lead the organization into its next chapter. Mutual Ground has experienced a tremendous amount of growth over the past few years. The acquisition of Breaking Free, Inc. has brought about many opportunities including the need to eventually expand the physical building to bring both organizations under one roof. To do this, a capital campaign is under consideration in the coming years. In the immediate future, the blending of the two organizational cultures, while being on two separate campuses, and building community within the organization will be a priority for the next CEO.

With the growth that the organization has experienced, there is also a need to examine the infrastructure that currently exists to support the expansion of programs and services. There has been expansion of the staff and with a $1 million grant that the organization recently received from the state, the staff will be further expanded.

Mutual Ground seeks an inspiring, empowering and innovative proven leader with a demonstrated passion for our mission and a deep appreciation of, respect for and commitment to helping those affected by domestic violence, sexual violence and substance use disorder.  The next CEO will assure that the organization has a long-range strategy and achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress. This executive will lead the design of effective growth strategies including program expansion, recruitment and retention of high-quality staff, diversification, identifying and seeking federal/state grants, building strong community partnerships and participating in active fundraising and endowment building.

Valuing diversity, equity and inclusion and demonstrating those values through all aspects of this leader’s work will be critical to this role. Being a strong advocate for the organization, the staff and themselves will be highly valued. A collaborative style, servant leadership mindset, dynamic personal presence, natural optimism, humility, good listening skills and a sense of humor are important personal attributes we seek.

A master’s degree is highly preferred. Demonstration of continuing professional education, accreditation in a professional field and/or nonprofit board leadership would be highly desirable. The successful candidate would be expected to obtain their Certified Domestic Violence Professional (CDVP) certification, their 60-hour training to meet ICADV and ICASA standards and the DCFS mandated reporter training and certificate will need to be acquired within one year of hire and maintain the certification.

How To Apply

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is between $150,000 and $170,000 and will be commensurate with experience. As part of our commitment to our employees and their well-being, Mutual Ground, Inc. provides employees with a variety of benefits: health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan, unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3Yi9Bob (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). For more information about Mutual Ground, visit https://www.mutualground.org.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

It is the policy of Mutual Ground, Inc. to afford equal opportunity in all aspects of employment to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, marital status, age, national origin, ethnicity, political affiliation, medical condition, pregnancy, immigration status or on the basis of genetic information. This policy shall apply to all employees, applicants for employment, board and committee members and volunteers and extends to all phases of hiring, promotion, layoff, placement, termination, compensation and benefits.

Bay Area

Grants Manager, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

Founded in 1948, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the nation’s largest community foundations — a grantmaking public charity dedicated to improving life within a specific local region. Our mission is to mobilize resources and act as a catalyst for change to build strong communities, foster civic leadership, and promote philanthropy in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Position Overview

The following sections are designed based on the Results Based Leadership for Racial Equity Framework that the Foundation uses to accomplish our work.

We are seeking a Grants Manager who is experienced in and will be responsible for assisting the management of grant processing for the foundation, evolving the foundation’s grants management systems and processes to higher levels of efficiency and maturity.

Under the direction of the Director of Grants Administration, the Grants Manager will be responsible for the grants management process from application through closing and will be contribute to the ongoing administration of the Grants Management System (GMS).

Boundaries

The Grants Manager reports to the Director of Grants Administration (DGA) and is, in partnership with the DGA and Grants Administration Team, the primary support for the DGA’s responsibility for all proposal and grant tracking, grant-related compliance, and administration. In collaboration with other Foundation staff and the DGA the Grants Manager contributes to development and implementation of Foundation systems, policies and procedures related to the grantmaking processes – from inquiry and application intake through final reporting and administrative close. The work is supported by two Senior Grants Assistants and a Grants Associate who, report directly to the DGA. As the organization evolves its grant making strategies, the incumbent will be a thought partner and contributor to bringing ideas to fruition. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other sector peers.

Authority

The role sits within the Grants Administration team, part of the foundation’s Operations department. The Grants Manager will collaborate with multiple teams to maintain or create efficient, centralized workflow for the Foundation’s grantmaking processes.

Role

This position will:

  • Oversee the grantmaking process, in collaboration with the DGA and Grants Administration Team throughout the grant life cycle and serve as technical support for grantees and staff as they navigate the process
  • Understand and ensure compliance with IRS and Foundation requirements and regulations
  • Ensure smooth coordination and communication between Community Impact (CI) staff and Philanthropy and Gift Planning (PGP) department managers for grant-related issues
  • Understand and support proper fund administration as it relates to grantmaking compliance including working knowledge of restricted gifts and trusts.
  • Manage, lead, and implement continuous improvement initiatives ensuring solutions align with strategic goals
  • Support the design, documentation, communication, and implementation of grants administration and compliance policies and procedures

Tasks

  • In partnership with the DGA, provide and oversee orientation for new staff on grants administration
  • Provide leadership, technical assistance, and training to Community Impact and Philanthropy and Gift Planning staff on grants process, reporting, compliance, and innovation
  • Understand and support proper fund administration as it relates to grantmaking compliance including working knowledge of restricted gifts and trusts
  • Communicate with staff and others in a timely and effective manner
  • Work with Finance staff to ensure proper fund and grantmaking budget administration.
  • Provide back-up to the Director of Grants Administration in processing complex compliance including expenditure responsibility, international grantmaking and lobbying
  • Assist with the selection, onboarding, and ongoing development of grants administration staff
  • Takes initiative and uses sound judgement to navigate multiple and competing priorities
  • Demonstrates ability to make decisions in alignment with objectives in the absence of  Director of Grants Management

Core Competencies & Qualifications   

  • 5 years of transferable experience in compliance and due diligence of outgoing grants in a grantmaking environment
  • Familiarity with using grants management systems and customer relationship management systems is required (ideally Fluxx and Salesforce)
  • Demonstrated experience of applying IRS regulations to grantmaking is required
  • Experience using analysis and critical thinking to solve problems
  • Experience making well-reasoned decisions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience applying, IRS regulations in relation to grantmaking

Preferred  Experience 

  • Successful completion of a course (or courses) which teach the fundamentals of compliance (e.g., Council on Foundations Fundamentals Course; or Foundation Center’s Grantmaking 101)
  • Supervisory experience a plus

We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align exactly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for his or other roles.

Compensation: When determining compensation at the Foundation, we consider total compensation including base wage, variable pay, discretionary and legally required medical and fringe benefits, education and development expenses, taxes and insurance.  Each position offers a set pay based on external market and internal equity factors. In compliance with the California pay transparency law, salaries are listed for each position on the posting sites where positions are posted. More information about our compensation philosophy and benefits may be found on the career page of the San Francisco Foundation website.

Remote Work Policy: The Foundation has adopted a long-term hybrid in-person and remote work policy. Dedicated to its employee health and safety, The Foundation will continue to make decisions in accordance with San Francisco County and California mandates. Employees must reside or plan to relocate to California if hired.

Requesting Accommodations: The Foundation is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, The Foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact hr@sff.org.

The San Francisco Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.

How To Apply

https://tsff.applytojob.com/apply/MvU95K2PZO/Grants-Manager?source=Our%20Career%20Page%20Widget

California, Remote

Grants Management Associate, Pacific Initiative, The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment

The Organization
Now funding in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for 24 years, The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment was established to improve the conditions of America’s largest estuary system: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. In October of 2003, Samantha opened the Foundation’s San Francisco office and in January of 2009, assumed the role of President of the Foundation.

The Campbell Foundation’s Pacific Initiative strives to identify opportunities in the field that are gaining political momentum, present a great opportunity to leverage resources of all kinds, and are innovative from a business and social perspective. The Initiative focuses on actions that advance water quality and other environmental outcomes while supporting economically and socially healthy communities. There is an evolving program of grants to organizations in the San Joaquin Valley that are working on implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and access to clean drinking water.

The Pacific portfolio also includes a Capacity Building Program, helping to drive the evolution and viability of our grantees, as well as the Unsolicited Grants Cycle, which is a high volume grants cycle that is open to grant proposals for any type of program in any geography.

Position Overview
Reports To
Chief of Staff

Location
Remote, but residing in California to accommodate occasional in-person meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area and regional travel.

FTE Status/Hours per week
Full time, 40 hours per week, Non-exempt

Compensation
$70,000 per year/33.65 hourly
The Grants Management Associate will work closely with the Chief of Staff to advance the Foundation’s objectives, primarily within the Pacific grants portfolio. Responsibilities include evaluating proposals, conducting due diligence, reviewing budgets and financial information, and building and maintaining internal and external relationships. This position plays a very important role in communications, including those between Foundation employees, grantees, and outside partners.

The Pacific Initiative focuses on actions that advance water quality and other environmental outcomes while supporting economically and socially healthy communities. The Grants Management Associate will support the evolving program of grants to organizations in the San Joaquin Valley that are working on implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and access to clean drinking water.

The Pacific portfolio also includes a Capacity Building Program, helping to drive the evolution and viability of our grantees, as well as the Unsolicited Grants Cycle, a high volume grants cycle that is open to grant proposals for any type of program in any geography.

Our work culture is collaborative, and we welcome contributions, ideas and criticisms around our grantmaking. We actively solicit feedback from staff on all aspects of the process. This position can play an active role in improving grantmaking for practitioners in the field.

How To Apply

Please follow this link to learn and apply for this position: https://www.campbellfoundation.org/jobs_gma/

A questionnaire/video submission, skills assessment, interview, proposal review, references and background/credit check will be required of candidates for this position. If candidates advance to the skills assessment stage, they will be compensated at a standard rate for time spent on submitting materials.

Cedar Rapids, IA

President & CEO, Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

The Organization

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (Foundation) improves the quality of life in Linn County, Iowa by partnering with donors, funders and other community collaborators to achieve high-impact philanthropy; supporting nonprofit organizations that address our community’s needs and opportunities; and convening people to learn, share ideas and develop solutions for the future. The Foundation is a public, nonprofit organization with more than $220 million in assets and more than 1,000 different charitable funds.

Moving forward, the Board believes that the Foundation’s size, strength and community position present it with an opportunity for future growth and increased community impact. The new President & CEO will have the opportunity to execute a bold strategic plan under the direction of a dedicated and engaged Board of Directors and a staff that is committed to making a difference in the community.

Position Overview

The President & CEO will build upon the exemplary reputation of the Foundation and enhance its position in community engagement and philanthropic leadership. They will be entrusted with the responsibility to improve quality of life in the greater Cedar Rapids area; to serve as a leader, catalyst and expert on charitable giving; to broaden the base of charitable giving in Eastern Iowa; and to strive for measurable community improvement through strategic grantmaking in community and economic development, disaster relief, social services and other areas of community need.

Experienced Philanthropic & Executive Leader

We seek a proven and visionary executive-level leader who demonstrates a strong ability to work collaboratively at all levels in the community, but especially including nonprofit and private sector leadership. As a transformational leader, this individual must be at ease leading in an effective, respectful manner that builds partnerships and goodwill to drive success across the community and in the achievement of the Foundation’s goals.

Visionary Thinker & Thought Leader

The President & CEO must be a strategic leader who embraces progress and is open to examining different views and ways of working together. This individual must understand the potential of the Foundation to leverage its financial, social and reputational capital to positively impact the community. Expertise in public policy matters and experience in leveraging foundation resources to advance equity is essential.

Inspiring Ambassador & Fundraiser

The qualified candidate must demonstrate success in reaching out to the community, engaging people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and building rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and perceptions. High integrity and sound judgment are essential to success in this role.

While a familiarity of the region and of Cedar Rapids is a plus, it is not a requirement. However, the ability to quickly understand the resources of the region and assimilate into the culture is a necessity.

Team Builder & Mentor

Career experience in a top leadership position in a community foundation is highly desirable. However, an understanding of the community foundation’s organizational and financial model is expected. Leading, mentoring and empowering the staff and a dedicated Board are needed skills, as well.

The ideal candidate will show a high level of participation in the life of the community in which they work by virtue of civic involvement, public service, volunteerism and club or social activities.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced and continuing education/certification, such as a CFRE, is preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is between $200,000 and $220,000 and will be commensurate with experience. The Foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to paid holidays, vacation days and health, vision and dental insurance, as well as a retirement plan (403(b)) with a 7% employer contribution.

The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, physical or mental ability, pregnancy, veteran status, military obligations and marital status. This policy applies to hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement and terminations.

TO APPLY

Please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3uOm85t (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). For more information about the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, please visit https://www.gcrcf.org/.

Charlotte, NC

SVP: Robinson Center for Civic Leadership, Foundation For The Carolinas

The Organization

Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) is a nonprofit community foundation that serves as a catalyst for philanthropic activity and a driver of major civic efforts in its 13-county region. FFTC’s mission is to inspire philanthropy and empower individuals to create a better community.

FFTC was established in 1958. With nearly $4 billion in charitable assets today, FFTC is now the fastest growing among the 800 community foundations in the United States, ranking fifth in asset size. The foundation manages nearly 3,000 charitable funds for families, individuals, companies and nonprofits, providing stewardship and helping fundholders maximize the impact of their charitable endeavors. The operating budget of $17.3M is primarily driven by a fees-on-funds revenue model. Between 2020-2021, FFTC issued 178,000 grants totaling $912 million.

FFTC is dedicated to addressing the community’s most pressing challenges and greatest opportunities, from economic opportunity to neighborhood revitalization to education and more. Recognizing that many of the important issues its community faces are broader than any one entity can address, FFTC’s Robinson Center for Civic Leadership convenes partners and funding to address the region’s greatest needs and opportunities. FFTC is dedicated to improving economic opportunity for the diverse citizenry across its geographic footprint. The community foundation has set out to apply an equity lens to all its work, identifying steps it can take as a philanthropic institution, both internally and externally, to address historical inequities in its communities.

FFTC is headquartered in the Luski-Gorelick Center for Philanthropy in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
Want to know more? Visit Foundation For The Carolina’s website at www.fftc.org

Position Overview

Do you want to be at the heart of solving our region’s biggest challenges, bringing together thought leaders, funders and the community to identify solutions? Are you curious and humble, with an ability to learn from many and then create a path forward aligned to specific goals and outcomes?

These are key components of the Senior Vice President, Robinson Center for Civic Leadership role at Foundation For The Carolinas. Reporting to the Foundation’s President and CEO/COO, the SVP provides leadership, strategic planning and management for FFTC’s Robinson Center for Civic Leadership.

The person in this role serves on the Foundation’s Leadership Team and works to foster a culture of accountability, excellence, collaboration and innovation. The SVP will help develop the Center’s overall strategy, conduct and/or oversee research regarding potential and current initiatives, establish appropriate initiative goals and objectives, convene stakeholders, monitor progress, and communicate results to the community.

In alignment with FFTC’s Civic Leadership Task Force report, this role also serves as the primary Foundation representative for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation and our two primary Richmond County discretionary funds, The Cole Foundation and The Community Foundation of Richmond County. Working with these boards includes developing and executing strategic grantmaking priorities and overseeing local civic leadership initiatives.

Finally, this person has a primary role in managing initiatives designed to position the Foundation as a regional civic leader. This includes serving as the Foundation’s point person for a variety of funds and programs, as well as the key point of contact for individuals and institutions from across the region interested in learning more about the Foundation’s convening and civic leadership activities.

How To Apply

To apply, follow this link (or copy the link at the bottom of this section). You will see instructions for uploading your compelling cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and professional references. Please provide all requested information to be considered. In case of any technical problems, contact katie@armstrongmcguire.com. No phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email.

Review of candidates will begin in January 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with the requirements of the position and is in the $175,000-$200,000 range. Benefits include bonus, medical, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance; generous retirement plan; accrued vacation and sick time; 11 paid holidays; and a charitable matching program. FFTC staff is currently working remotely two days a week and from the office three days a week.

Foundation For The Carolinas actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. The Foundation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Note: Proof of fully authorized vaccinated Covid-19 status and booster are required (or FFTC-authorized religious or disability accommodation).

https://armstrongmcguire.applytojob.com/apply/OnzYDIBU6C/Senior-Vice-President-Robinson-Center-For-Civic-Leadership-Foundation-For-The-Carolinas

Chicago, IL

Foundation President and CEO, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

The Organization

The Opportunity
Position:
The ELCA Foundation President and CEO
Location: Chicago, IL
Reporting Relationship: The Board of Trustees of the ELCA Foundation
Website: https://foundation.elca.org/

Position
The ELCA Foundation, with $1 billion in assets under management, is a mission-critical separately incorporated ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that offers, promotes, administers, and oversees endowment, deferred giving, life income, and similar planned giving programs for individual donors, congregations, synods, the churchwide organization, and related institutions and agencies in support of ELCA ministries.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees seek an experienced and inspirational leader to implement its ambitious strategic vision to grow a culture of intentional generosity and financial stewardship among the 3,000,000 members of the ELCA. By enhancing gifting capacity and professionally stewarding resources in collaboration with all the expressions of the Church, the Foundation seeks to substantially increase its assets under management over the next five years in order to support and sustain ELCA ministries.

There are four key priorities to be addressed in enabling this vision: 1) stabilizing and strengthening organizational infrastructure to deliver best in class services to the current client base and prepare the Foundation for future growth; 2) align investment asset management strategies to support growth and meet client demands; 3) determine the optimal fund raising structure to maximize opportunities for increasing assets under management, with the core planned giving services; and 4) work collaboratively within the broader ELCA community to strengthen the awareness of and confidence in the Foundation as the preferred partner for managing individual, congregational and partner assets.

The ideal candidate will understand the privileged position of the Foundation within the broader Lutheran community as the multiple expressions of the ELCA work to support the faith communities of 3,000,000 members. The candidate will work collaboratively with the ELCA, its Conference of Bishops and all its separately incorporated ministries. The candidate should have the skill and experience to think and act wholistically across lines of individual responsibility as the work of the Foundation impacts the work of the church, congregations, synods, agencies, and institutions. The ELCA executes annual fundraising for specific mission critical works and campaigns, separate from the Foundation. The Foundation and ELCA work closely together on resource development, and share information services, and other administrative resources. A willingness to acknowledge and embrace a matrix organizational relationship and work within and across ministries will be essential.

The ELCA Foundation
The ELCA Foundation (Foundation) offers opportunities for congregations and institutions of the ELCA to invest in its Ministry Growth Fund, and provides for the accounting, administration and financial reporting of assets and activities. The Foundation is governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees with separate committees for Investments, Audit, Marketing & Development, Finance and Governance.

  • The Foundation’s vision is to achieve a thriving ministry that develops a culture of intentional generosity and financial stewardship to expand the work of the ELCA.
  • The Foundation’s mission is: To support and sustain ELCA ministries by enhancing gifting capacity and stewarding resources.

In alignment with this mission, the Foundation raises long term assets, oversees its investments, manages, and stewards these funds according to the purposes of its stakeholders: investors, synods and congregations. The ELCA Foundation does not independently distribute grants to charitable or mission-based causes; it acts as a fiduciary to ensure that the distribution of income is directed to its designated purpose.

The ELCA Foundation President and CEO is responsible for enabling a seamless execution of the Foundation’s responsibilities under Chapter 17.60 of ELCA’s Constitution and By-Laws and related Continuing Resolution. The President/CEO is responsible for establishing an efficient and effective Foundation infrastructure; hiring and managing staff; overseeing the investment, management and reporting of assets entrusted to the Foundation’s care; ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements; and growing assets under management to advance the ELCA mission. The President/CEO is also responsible for continuing and facilitating the interface, discussions, and updates to the Churchwide Organization to ensure the Foundation’s alignment with the missions and vision of the ELCA, including regular and ongoing communication with the Bishop of the ELCA., who serves as a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees.

The Foundation is one of three (3) separately incorporated entities of the ELCA, created to fulfill specific financial missions of the Church. The others are the Mission Investment Fund (MIF) [www.mif.elca.org], which provides loan capital to congregations for physical asset development), and Portico Benefit Services [www.porticobenefits.org], which manages the health and pension benefit programs of the ELCA (and provides asset management services for a portion of the Foundation’s investments).

Position Overview

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide inspired leadership of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and staff within the Foundation and as part of the larger ELCA team.
  • Lead the Foundation team of 25 gift planning professionals, and approximately 25 other supporting professionals based in Chicago, across the United States to manage close to $1 Billion in assets.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees to develop and ensure practices and processes embody the Foundation’s vision, mission, and values, as well as implementation and further development of the Foundation’s long-term strategic plan
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion of those that are newer, younger, and more diverse.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees to establish operating and budget plans that advance strategy, allocate capital to the Foundation’s priorities, and protect the Foundation’s assets.
  • Develop, model, and nurture a culture reflecting the Foundation’s values and standards of excellence that promote great performance and positive morale.
  • Oversee finance, investment, stewardship and planned and major giving functions operations –to ensure strategic outcomes, and fiscal requirements and responsibilities.
  • Set, implement, and oversee fiduciary standards of excellence in the investment and care of assets entrusted to the Foundation.
  • Oversee adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the foundation’s legal obligations and business ethics, as a separately incorporated ministry of the ELCA.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Foundation’s marketing and business development, customer services, financial accounting, and internal control activities.
  • Provide semi-annual reports to Board of Trustees on the Foundation’s operations, growth, and progress to goals on strategic objectives.
  • Build, develop and coach a strong, high-performing executive team, ensuring succession and leadership of the Foundation.
  • Build alliances and partnerships with other organizations both within and outside of ELCA that will enhance the quality of the Foundation’s work, vision, and mission.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the Foundation.
  • Execute such other responsibilities as set by the Board of Trustees

Experience and Professional Qualifications

  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience relevant to the responsibilities of the position.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Master’s in a relevant discipline is a plus, as are other accreditations.
  • At least seven years’ experience and proven success in a senior leadership position.
  • Strong Christian faith and active membership in or association with a Church that is in communion with the ELCA; ELCA membership is preferred.

Additional Skills, Experiences, and Attributes Desired

  • An entrepreneurial mindset, with outstanding organizational and leadership skills.
  • Financial asset management and investment background, with strong knowledge of product and services creation, implementation, and revenue management.
  • Experience in business development, fundraising, fund development, major gifts or gift planning.
  • Experience in operations management, including marketing communications, publications, and data analytics.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing strategies and achieving/exceeding goals, especially in matrixed organizational structures.
  • Understanding of financial management and budgeting, including profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash flow management.
  • Executive presence, with the ability to inspire confidence and create trust.
  • Demonstrated critical/strategic thinking skills and effective decision-making.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with internal and external constituencies, including strong public speaking skills.
  • Strong team orientation.
  • Influence, consensus, and relationship building among executives, partners, and the workforce.
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively, and delegate.
  • Experience with fiduciary board governance; and
  • Discernment and discretion concerning confidential matters

How To Apply

To Apply
The ELCA Foundation invites all nominations and applications for the position of President & CEO. Please send your resume to Angie.VanGorder@KornFerry.com

Chicago, IL

Chief External Affairs Officer, Heartland Alliance

The Organization

About Heartland Alliance

A leading global human rights organization based in the heart of Chicago, Heartland Alliance works to advance human rights and champion human dignity by providing essential services and promoting solutions to achieve a more just global society. For 135 years, Heartland Alliance has stood firm in its belief that society benefits when all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Its work is driven by a future where everyone is able to exit poverty, heal from trauma, and achieve stability.

While the organization has grown nearly 70% in the last six years, Heartland Alliance is in the midst of a transformational change and is poised for significant growth over the next decade. The Alliance is comprised of five 501(c)3 nonprofit corporations. Through a shared mission, they provide a continuum of programs that addresses the root causes of poverty, generate social change, and inspire people to build better lives for themselves and their communities.

Position Overview

Heartland Alliance, a leading global human rights organization based in Chicago, is seeking an energetic, visionary, and strategic thinker to serve as its next Chief External Affairs Officer (CEAO).

A $200 million organization with over 1,200 employees globally, this is an exciting opportunity to join the executive team of a dynamic and growing global nonprofit organization. The CEAO will oversee and coordinate the interrelated functions of development, marketing, communications, and external affairs to create and promote a coherent, aligned, and compelling organizational advancement strategy.

The CEAO will work closely with the president and executive team to define and execute an integrated strategy that (1) advances the organization’s success in fund development, (2) enhances its reputation, and (3) builds and maintains strong civic and corporate partnerships.

The Opportunity

The successful candidate is a visionary, experienced, and strategic leader who brings a successful track record of leading and growing a robust fundraising and branding strategy. They are a thoughtful communicator, diverse collaborator, ambitious, and emotionally intelligent leader who will thrive working in a changing and fast-paced environment. Most importantly, the candidate will embody Heartland’s mission to advance human rights and champion human dignity by providing services and promoting solutions to achieve a more just global society.

Read and download the full Position Profile here.

How To Apply

Please visit the link here to apply and view additional details about the opportunity.

Chicago, IL

Chief External Affairs Officer, Heartland Alliance

The Organization

A leading global human rights organization based in the heart of Chicago, Heartland Alliance works to advance human rights and champion human dignity by providing essential services and promoting solutions to achieve a more just global society. For 135 years, Heartland Alliance has stood firm in its belief that society benefits when all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Its work is driven by a future where everyone is able to exit poverty, heal from trauma, and achieve stability.

About Heartland Alliance

A leading global human rights organization based in the heart of Chicago, Heartland Alliance works to advance human rights and champion human dignity by providing essential services and promoting solutions to achieve a more just global society. For 135 years, Heartland Alliance has stood firm in its belief that society benefits when all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Its work is driven by a future where everyone is able to exit poverty, heal from trauma, and achieve stability.

While the organization has grown nearly 70% in the last six years, Heartland Alliance is in the midst of a transformational change and is poised for significant growth over the next decade. The Alliance is comprised of five 501(c)3 nonprofit corporations. Through a shared mission, they provide a continuum of programs that addresses the root causes of poverty, generate social change, and inspire people to build better lives for themselves and their communities.

Position Overview

Heartland Alliance, a leading global human rights organization based in Chicago, is seeking an energetic, visionary, and strategic thinker to serve as its next Chief External Affairs Officer (CEAO).

A $200 million organization with over 1,200 employees globally, this is an exciting opportunity to join the executive team of a dynamic and growing global nonprofit organization. The CEAO will oversee and coordinate the interrelated functions of development, marketing, communications, and external affairs to create and promote a coherent, aligned, and compelling organizational advancement strategy.

The CEAO will work closely with the president and executive team to define and execute an integrated strategy that (1) advances the organization’s success in fund development, (2) enhances its reputation, and (3) builds and maintains strong civic and corporate partnerships.

The Opportunity

The successful candidate is a visionary, experienced, and strategic leader who brings a successful track record of leading and growing a robust fundraising and branding strategy. They are a thoughtful communicator, diverse collaborator, ambitious, and emotionally intelligent leader who will thrive working in a changing and fast-paced environment. Most importantly, the candidate will embody Heartland’s mission to advance human rights and champion human dignity by providing services and promoting solutions to achieve a more just global society.

Read and download the full Position Profile here.

How To Apply

Please apply via the link here.

Cincinnati, OH

President & CEO, Greater Cincinnati Foundation

The Organization

Greater Cincinnati Foundation President & CEO

THE OPPORTUNITY: 

·         Are you passionate about making Greater Cincinnati a more vibrant, equitable and inclusive
community?

·         Do you embrace being the leader of an organization with staff, community partners, donors, business
leaders and public officials?

·         Are you a natural relationship-builder and strong fundraiser?

·         Have you reported to a Board or served as a Board member of a philanthropic organization?

·         Have you developed and led a talented, passionate, and driven leadership team?

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is hiring a President & CEO to lead the organization and ensure continued growth and community impact.  www.gcfdn.org

ABOUT THE GREATER CINCINNATI FOUNDATION

As the region’s leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant and equitable Greater Cincinnati for everyone – now, and for generations to come.  A staff of 61 passionate team members steward approximately $900 million in assets and made grants of $112 million in 2022 in the areas of human services, the environment, education, arts and culture and economic development.  GCF is a leader and convenor in advancing community progress around racial justice, economic mobility, impact investing and affordable housing.

JOB SUMMARY:

The President & CEO has primary responsibility for positioning and developing GCF as the philanthropic resource for the Greater Cincinnati community.  Working in partnership with the Governing Board, the President & CEO establishes GCF’s vision and strategic plan.  The President & CEO translates GCF’s strategic plan into a coherent course of action for the organization, providing leadership and motivation for staff and the various constituencies of GCF, including donors, grantee partners, and community leaders and residents.  The President & CEO is the chief spokesperson for GCF, taking the lead to promote GCF within the community as a visible catalyst and advocate for creative community problem solving.  The President & CEO is accountable to the Governing Board for effectively managing the organization and achieving successful results.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

·         Asset Development (Giving Strategies): With the Chief Philanthropic Officer and Development Committee, develop comprehensive plans for asset development.  Participate directly and actively in promoting the Foundation’s benefits and services to current and potential donors.  Spearhead the effort to double the amount of GCF’s assets under management in the next five years.

·         Communications and Public Relations: With the Vice President of Marketing and Integration, guide the communications strategy to promote GCF’s goals for community impact, regional relationships, and asset growth.  Serve as GCF’s primary spokesperson.  Represent GCF with local and national organizations as well as at a variety of events.

·         Community Leadership: Convene and/or engage in collaborative efforts with other grant makers and community organizations, creating and supporting programs and initiatives in which GCF has a mutual interest. Have a seat at the table for critical community conversations.

·         Donor Services: Develop and oversee the Foundation’s strategy for continuously expanding and improving philanthropic services to donors.  Cultivate and steward relationships with prospects and existing donors. Serve as relationship manager for key donors as part of the Foundation’s overall donor services strategy.

·         Finance and Investment: With the Chief Financial Officer and Finance/Audit & Investment Committees, oversee GCF’s financial operations, including preparation of the annual operating budget, monitoring and control of expenditures, and periodic reporting to the Governing Board.  Provide oversight to ensure that the investment strategy is providing attractive returns.

·         Administration: Ensure that the Foundation establishes and operates under policies, procedures and accreditation standards to guide efficient operations.  Ensure GCF complies with all regulatory and legal requirements and reports the activities of the Foundation in a timely manner. Recommend new policies that warrant Board approval.

·         Community Investment: With the Vice President for Community Strategies Committee, oversee the design and development of GCF’s responsive and strategic grant making programs.  In collaboration with program staff, investigate special areas of program interest.  Keep abreast of trends and developments in the fields representing the Foundation’s primary focus areas.

·         Governance and Board Relations: Serve as primary liaison to the Governing Board and ensure alignment with the Board.  Staff the Governance Committee.

·         Organizational Management:  Develop an effective organizational structure to carry out the organization’s strategic plan.  Establish a structure for employee compensation and performance evaluation.  Directly manage the leadership team comprised of the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Philanthropic Officer, Vice President Civic Advancement, Vice President Community Strategies, Vice President Marketing and Integration, and Executive Assistant

·         Strategic Planning: Establish the Foundation’s strategic plan in collaboration with the Governing Board and staff who currently use the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).  Communicate the Foundation’s vision and strategic plan to the community.  Provide leadership to design, develop, and launch new programs and initiatives.  Provide accountability reports to the Governing Board to track achievement of the plan.

THE KEY REQUIREMENTS:

·         Proven leader whose successful career has been distinguished in large part by passion for community service and engagement

·         Experience being the face of an organization and building authentic relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders

·         Significant fundraising experience, either as a chief executive officer or development officer, or as a key volunteer for a substantial program; preference for major and planned gift solicitation experience

·         Experience working with Boards and engaging volunteers and donors to support a mission-driven organization

·         Evidence of creating an equitable and an inclusive culture

·         Ten (10) or more years of successful experience in executive management and leadership within the private, public or nonprofit sectors with a track record of significant growth and impact

·         Experience recruiting, managing, developing and empowering a collaborative, driven and accountable leadership team

·         Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including a proven ability to engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders, both internally and externally

·         Robust network in the Greater Cincinnati community or proven ability to develop such a network

·         Able to convene diverse stakeholders to achieve community impact

·         Solid financial acumen with previous P&L responsibility for a complex organization

·         Uses metrics to measure progress and communicate results

·         Has led or been an active participant in a robust strategic planning process

·         Working knowledge of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) a plus

·         Experience leading advocacy efforts around a key community issue (such as affordable housing) with public officials and community partners a plus

·         Foundation experience helpful but not required

·         Bachelor’s degree required

DESIRED PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

·         A charismatic, inspiring relationship-builder

·         Confident, decisive, natural leader and unifier

·         Able to connect with and relate to people across multiple sectors

·         Visionary with an entrepreneurial spirit; bold & courageous

·         Empathetic and passionate, with a heart for racial equity

·         Embraces and cultivates a diverse and inclusive culture

·         Puts the community and the organization ahead of themselves

·         Wired for growth and expanding community impact

·         Can manage conflict and navigate difficult conversations

·         Motivates and empowers staff; is not a micro-manager

·         Exceptional communicator and listener; speaks from the heart

·         Accessible to staff and community partners

THE REWARD:

·         Be the steward of a reputable, financially sound organization with even greater community impact

·         Lead an experienced, passionate and talented management team and staff

·         Work with a Board that is supportive, engaged, connected and a willing collaborator

·         Partner with the community’s top leaders to shape the future of our region

·         Live in a city that is more vibrant, equitable and inclusive

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) recruits, employs, trains, compensates, promotes and celebrates employees of all races, religions, colors, national origins, sexes, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, veteran status and all the other characteristics that make individuals unique and extraordinary. At GCF, we have a clear vision: to be an employer of choice where a diverse mix of talented peopled want to be and can do their best work. GCF exists exclusively to support our community, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and mission-driven employees. GCF is a Gold Level certified with Ellequate (Formerly Queen City Certified), which is the first data-informed employer certification and cohort-based leadership program for gender equity in the U.S. workplace.

GCF will offer a competitive salary and provide a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage.  There is a 401-K program with an 8% employer match. Relocation assistance will be provided.

How To Apply

To apply please send your resume and a brief cover letter to:

Michele Plessinger mplessinger@gilmanpartners.com  or

Barry Elkus belkus@gilmanpartners.com

Denver, CO

Senior Communications Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

Senior Communications Officer

The Foundation is excited to announce the opening for a Senior Communications Officer that is responsible for the articulation, implementation and evolution of The Foundation’s content strategy, including writing, editing and marketing oversight. This role will advance our ability to communicate effectively and equitably as it centers race and racial justice in its work and engages with new audiences. This position reports to the senior director of communications and external influence, and coordinates closely with all senior communications officers to lead effective strategies in support of The Foundation’s goals.

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

  • We serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and prioritize Coloradans of color.
  • We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.
  • We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and is highly skilled cultivating consistent and effective messaging tactics across all Foundation content. They provide seasoned communications expertise to daily work and strategic needs of team through strong content and a robust understanding of communications best practices, including branding, marketing, convening and engagement strategies. This position requires an aptitude in three key skill sets:

  • Demonstrated success in overseeing and managing an organizational strategy for development and delivery of compelling content that centers equitable communications practices
  • Excellent writing, editing and marketing experience for events, programming and ongoing external and internal communications needs such as public statements, talking points, media relations and internal communications
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead teams and collaborate with executives, peers and staff to execute on departmental and organizational goals

Applicants should have a demonstrated passion for the power of communications to influence and move people to action toward health equity in Colorado, and an ability to proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

At minimum, applicants must have Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, English or related field and an 8-year record of successful content strategy development and oversight in a professional setting and at least 3 years’ experience successfully leading project teams. Excellent writing, editing and marketing skills are a must.

 

The starting range for this position is $102,500 – 120,400 per year, paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits, which are robust and include heavily subsidized medical premiums, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs.

 

This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. We work on a hybrid schedule of three days in-office (required) and two days remote.  The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

 

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

This position closes on January 30, 2023

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

 

Denver, CO

Grants Management Coordinator, The Colorado Trust

The Organization

The Colorado Trust
The Colorado Trust is a grantmaking foundation dedicated to ensuring all Coloradans have the opportunity to thrive. 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 Colorado Trust. Since then, The Colorado Trust has provided funding and resources to people and organizations across Colorado that are working to make positive changes in their communities. We work side by side with Coloradans, including people who have been left out of decision-making and are directly impacted by hardships. The Colorado Trust also provides grants and support to organizations advocating for local and statewide policies that have a positive impact on people’s well-being.

The Colorado Trust strives to maintain a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve and aims to build an organizational culture that reflects our commitment to equity.

Position Overview

General Description
The grants management coordinator is responsible for supporting grant administration operations throughout The Colorado Trust in a responsive manner to grantees, consultants and staff. It is the responsibility of the grants management coordinator to support the grants management team and The Colorado Trust strategies, in accordance with The Colorado Trust’s internal policies and procedures as well as federal (IRS) and local rules and regulations.

This is an in-person position based in The Colorado Trust’s Denver offices with the possibility of hybrid telecommuting at the discretion of the supervisor and/or organizational policy. The grants management coordinator serves as an employee at will of The Colorado Trust.

Responsibilities

  • Process requests related to The Colorado Trust’s directed and matching grant programs, including due diligence and payment processing; provide reports to staff and the board of trustees as needed
  • Process requests related to The Colorado Trust’s event sponsorships program, including final due diligence and payment processing
  • Process requests related to other special projects and events as needed, including but not limited to Rural Philanthropy Days
  • Provide ongoing support to the grants management team and the Finance & Operations Department
  • Ensure that the grants management database is accurate through system administration and meets legal and audit requirements, as well as the reporting and technology needs of the organization
  • Manage and update all grants management team-owned policies and procedures; communicate updates to staff as needed
  • Generate database and budget reports as needed
  • Administer all necessary approvals on requests, payments and Docusigns
  • Administer bimonthly payment run
  • Support monthly grants and accounting system reconciliation meetings
  • Serve as backup for other grants management team members
  • Communicate and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to Grants Department staff, senior staff team and the board of trustees
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

Supervisor Relationship
The person designated to provide supervision of the grants management coordinator and from whom the grants management coordinator’s direction in all matters related to carrying out the duties and responsibilities described in this position description is the grants management director.

Qualifications

  • Nonprofit, foundation or commensurate work experience
  • Familiarity with grants management and/or accounting software, preferably with at least one year of experience with the software and database in an oversight position
  • Particular resourcefulness and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a cooperative, supportive and amiable relationship with other Colorado Trust staff members
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the nonprofit legal environment and tax-exempt status
  • A facility for clear, concise and honest representation of The Colorado Trust through all forms of communication and in all forums
  • Communication and interpersonal skills such as to invite and sustain the confidence of the board of trustees, staff and grantees of The Colorado Trust and to promote the credibility of The Colorado Trust in the community at large
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds, especially across race, ethnicity, gender and class
  • General understanding of working within a multidepartmental organizational structure with separate functional elements
  • Ability to maintain a confidential stance with respect to the business and affairs of The Colorado Trust and those with whom it has relationships
  • Passion for and commitment to The Colorado Trust’s health equity vision, and its mission of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
All Colorado Trust employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide documentation to this effect upon request. Employees must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks from their first day of employment at The Colorado Trust. Exemption requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Salary and Benefits
$40-$45 hourly. The Colorado Trust offers its employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance and paid time off.

To Apply
Please apply via The Colorado Trust’s online application system. Registration is not necessary to use this system. Document uploads may be required. The application system is currently only available in English; applicants who would prefer to apply in Spanish may apply via email if needed. All other applications must be received via the online application system. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Please apply as soon as possible. This position will close without advance notice once The Colorado Trust receives a sufficient number of qualified candidates.

The Colorado Trust seeks talented, team-oriented individuals, dedicated to our mission 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.

Denver, CO

Grants Manager, The Colorado Trust

The Organization

The Colorado Trust
The Colorado Trust is a grantmaking foundation dedicated to ensuring all Coloradans have the opportunity to thrive. 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 Colorado Trust. Since then, The Colorado Trust has provided funding and resources to people and organizations across Colorado that are working to make positive changes in their communities. We work side by side with Coloradans, including people who have been left out of decision-making and are directly impacted by hardships. The Colorado Trust also provides grants and support to organizations advocating for local and statewide policies that have a positive impact on people’s well-being.

The Colorado Trust strives to maintain a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve and aims to build an organizational culture that reflects our commitment to equity.

Position Overview

General Description
The grants manager is responsible for autonomously managing grants administration operations throughout The Colorado Trust in a responsive manner to grantees and staff. It is the responsibility of the grants manager to manage grantee contract requirements and performance. The grants manager influences the development and implementation of The Colorado Trust’s internal policies and procedures and ensures compliance with IRS rules and regulations.

This is an in-person position based in The Colorado Trust’s Denver offices with the possibility of hybrid telecommuting at the discretion of the supervisor and/or organizational policy. The grants manager serves as an employee at will of The Colorado Trust.

Responsibilities

  • Support a minimum of one Colorado Trust funding strategy
  • Lead the implementation of, improve and ensure adherence to grantmaking workflow processes and procedures and IRS compliance
  • Participate on grantmaking strategy teams and work with colleagues to develop application, budget and contract requirements for assigned funding strategies
  • Manage administration of the grant cycle from application to closing; perform due diligence and ensure that grant requirements are met and appropriate payments are made
  • Work with colleagues to review applicant and grantee financial reports and ensure compliance with grant contract terms
  • Build and maintain strategic and collaborative relationships with Colorado Trust staff, grantees and partners to ensure the success of Colorado Trust funding strategies
  • Support the development and maintenance of designated strategy budgets in partnership with Grants Department staff
  • Ensure that the grants management database is accurate and meets legal and audit requirements, as well as the reporting and technology needs of the organization
  • Generate database and budget reports as needed
  • Serve as backup for other grants management team members as needed
  • Assist and support Finance & Operations Department colleagues in The Colorado Trust’s annual audit
  • Prepare materials for board of trustees and board committee meetings as requested
  • Contribute to the development of internal grants policies and procedures
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

Supervisor Relationship
The person designated to provide supervision of the grants manager and from whom the grants manager takes direction in all matters related to carrying out the duties and responsibilities described in this position description is the grants management director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred), with a minimum of two years experience in grant writing, grantmaking or similar at nonprofit and/or philanthropic organizations
  • Experience supporting nonprofit fiscal management strongly preferred
  • Minimum of two years experience with grants management software and/or databases, and software and/or databases oversight
  • Minimum of two years experience leading or co-leading nonprofit programs
  • Ability to foster and maintain a cooperative, supportive and amiable relationship with other Colorado Trust staff members and external partners
  • Leadership skills such as to invite and sustain the confidence of the board of trustees, staff and grantees of The Colorado Trust and to promote the credibility of The Colorado Trust in the community at large
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the nonprofit legal environment and tax-exempt status
  • Facility for clear, concise and honest representation of The Colorado Trust through all forms of communication and in all forums
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and experience thriving in a flexible and changing environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds, especially across race, ethnicity, gender and class
  • Strong understanding of working within a multidepartmental organizational structure with separate functional elements
  • Ability to maintain a confidential stance with respect to the business and affairs of The Colorado Trust and those with whom it has relationships
  • Passion for and commitment to The Colorado Trust’s health equity vision, and its mission of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
All Colorado Trust employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and provide documentation to this effect upon request. Employees must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks from their first day of employment at The Colorado Trust. Exemption requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Salary and Benefits
$105,000-$115,000 annually. The Colorado Trust offers its employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance and paid time off.

To Apply
Please apply via The Colorado Trust’s online application system. Registration is not necessary to use this system. Document uploads may be required. The application system is currently only available in English; applicants who would prefer to apply in Spanish may apply via email if needed. All other applications must be received via the online application system. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Please apply as soon as possible. This position will close without advance notice once The Colorado Trust receives a sufficient number of qualified candidates.

The Colorado Trust seeks talented, team-oriented individuals, dedicated to our mission 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.

Denver, CO

President & Chief Executive Officer, NextFifty Initiative

The Organization

NextFifty Initiative (NFI) is a Colorado-based private foundation which seeks to fund game-changing efforts to improve and sustain the quality of life for people in their second 50 years. Furthermore, NFI pays forward what it learns from these funding outcomes to both educate and advocate for transformational change within the aging space. NFI is an engine for innovation that transforms aging and its work will positively impact lives for generations to come. For more information about NFI, please click here.

NFI seeks a leader who has been the spark for accelerating progress on an organization’s vision and mission. This effective leader and experienced manager will foster teamwork, pursue quality, support equity and nurture innovation while accelerating progress on promoting independence and dignity for the aging population in Colorado and beyond.

This position requires a dynamic individual who welcomes the opportunity to collaborate and work with diverse constituencies to develop and provide innovative solutions to address complex, systemic issues. Candidates will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership and management experience in the nonprofit, corporate and/or government sectors.

NFI is dedicated to creating an inclusive organization that promotes equity and recognizes diversity as critical to its mission and impact. The organization seeks a leader with experience and commitment to further this work. The ideal candidate brings creativity, a collaborative style and the ability to build consensus to drive a shared vision for achieving the organization’s strategic priorities through well-defined short- and long-term plans.

Position Overview

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within a nonprofit governing environment. This next CEO will have experience with nonprofit boards, preferably serving in a volunteer leadership capacity and as a staff person reporting to a governing body. The candidate will have experience and the ability to foster a collaborative and welcoming work environment in leading and working with a competent, accomplished staff.

Prior experience in a grantmaking organization is valued, but not required.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is between $200,000 and $245,000 annually and will be commensurate with experience. NFI provides a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance. The organization covers 85% of the health insurance premium cost for eligible employees and 70% of the cost for dependents. In addition, NFI offers employer-paid life and disability insurance and an employee assistance program. Employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan includes a 3% safe harbor contribution for all employees as well as a 3% matching contribution, both immediately vesting at 100%. NFI places a high priority on work/life balance and encourages time away from work by offering 10 paid holidays per year plus winter break (office closure from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day each year) and a generous paid time off policy.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

NextFifty Initiative is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers, and non-employees such as grantees, trustees, vendors, consultants, etc.

To Apply

To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction, as soon as possible, to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3WmoqUH (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

NFI values accountability, collaboration, diversity, equity, innovation, leadership and learning. We think a fun, positive workplace culture leads to great work, so we aim to create an environment where you’ll feel supported, valued and recognized for your unique skills, talents, experiences and perspectives. If you are someone who can bring diverse perspectives and identities to the team—and who also feels strongly about the values of equity and inclusion—please consider joining us. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Denver, CO

Senior Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce two openings for the position of Senior Program Officer. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s strategies, necessitating an enterprise-wide perspective and the ability to both develop strategy and do the detailed work of implementing it. This position also has at its core active community engagement, discerning between potential paths of action and choosing a path that will create impact, recommending and managing grants, and working with the Foundation’s other departments such as policy, learning and evaluation, and communications to leverage opportunities for strategic impact.

The two openings include the following bodies of work:

·        Leading the Foundation’s Child and Youth Physical Well-being priority, as well as supporting Foundation work for Food Access and Security, and Affordable Housing. Preference will be given to applicants with extensive knowledge about the social determinants of health and a generalist mindset who can demonstrate significant cognitive agility and experience in leading work within multiple content areas.

·        Leading the Foundation’s Advocacy priority and engaging in locally-focused work in two communities, as well as supporting Foundation priorities for Capacity Building and Community Solutions. Preference will be given to applicants with extensive experience in advocacy, public policy, community organizing, and/or civic engagement.

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

Ideal candidates will:

·        Have a strong understanding of the social determinants of health and the role these play in overall health-related outcomes and a generalist mindset (broad knowledge and skills in multiple areas) along with demonstrated cognitive agility (openness, flexibility, adaptability) OR

·        Have a strong understanding of and experience with public policy, advocacy work, community organizing efforts, and/or other related pathways to policy change and civic reform work

·        Feel comfortable engaging in complex conversations around health equity and the Foundation’s strategies and centering race in our work.

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

·        Create conditions that allow internal and external groups to plan, develop and implement work, including facilitation of those groups

·        Provide coaching, consultation, and other support to internal staff, as well as people and organizations externally, that allows them to tap into their capacity in a way that helps them accomplish their goals

·        Enjoy the challenge of crafting the big picture strategy, while also figuring out how that needs to be turned into action

·        Has the attention to detail required to manage a large workload of multiple projects and relationships in a fast-paced and ever evolving workplace, without losing sight of our mission.

·        Excel in developing relationships with various partners and stakeholders; producing written summaries and recommendations; managing multiple projects with consistency, timeliness and accuracy; exhibiting a high level of self-awareness and a desire to learn.

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

·        Have a broad understanding of the social determinants of health, community-based work, and philanthropy.

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

·        Be motivated to identify issues, innovate solutions, and continuously improve practice.

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

At a minimum, qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree that would prepare you to do the work of community change, centering health equity and eight years’ of related experience.

It’s an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.6 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The starting range for this position is $132,700 – $162,500 paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits.

This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. We work on a hybrid schedule of three days in-office (required) and two days remote.  The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

How To Apply

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

This position closes on February 10, 2023.

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

Eden Prairie, MN

Program Graduate Intern Arts & Cultures, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

The Organization

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

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

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

Position Overview

The internship will be a hybrid format. In each five-day workweek, the intern will be expected to work from MACP’s Eden Prairie, Minnesota office three days per week, and may elect to work remotely the other two days of the week. This role will entail a commitment of approximately 36 hours per week for 12 weeks during the summer of 2023.

MACP is seeking candidates who share the organization’s values and commitment to join our team as a Contract Program Intern Arts & Cultures.

Primary project: Field research and related planning activities to support an emerging funding opportunity tied to the Native Arts and & Cultures, Folk Arts & Cultures, and Music Education program areas, along with informing continued efforts in our Folk Arts & Cultures program for a refined program strategy. Additional, small-scale projects may also be pursued as opportunities emerge, and which may also be beneficial to the selected Intern to enhance their own educational and professional experience.

Background: The Program Team has developed a concept for a new funding opportunity to occur over a three-year period; 2023-2025. In addition, the Folk Arts & Cultures program team continues to engage with grantee partners in the two regions of focus to understand the reach of cultural communities engaged in the intergenerational transmission of artistic skill and cultural knowledge. In 2023 the team will be conducting field research activities to support potential strategy refinements.

Tasks for the Program Intern, Arts and Cultures in support of this may include:

  • Conduct external/field research in the areas of folk and traditional arts (including Native arts and cultures) and music education, to identify recent trends in philanthropic support of these fields, and to understand emerging areas of cultural knowledge and practices.
  • Provide recommendations to the program team regarding potential program strategy refinements based on field research activities and learning.
  • Participate in meetings or other engagements with Domain grantee partners as part of ongoing field learning activities.
  • Participation in Domain team meetings and Program Staff meetings as a way to stay informed of current projects and priorities during the internship experience.
  • Learn about the work of the Arts & Cultures Domain and MACP Programs by reviewing current Domain Operating Plans and Functional Goals, along with program strategy documents related to the work of the Domain.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pursuing an advanced degree in the liberal arts/humanities fields.  Interest in and/or professional experience in folklore/folklife, Native American / Indigenous studies, Arts/Art History, American Studies, sociology, evaluation or related fields is of particular interest.
  • Interest in philanthropic practice and MACPs’ areas of giving. For example, interest in the field of folk and traditional arts and cultures, Native arts and cultures, and arts-related philanthropy is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently to research and synthesize information.
  • Enjoys self-directed projects.
  • Experience identifying, reviewing, and documenting source materials.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with other team members and stakeholders, including ability to interview subject matter experts is preferred.
  • Proven ability to maintain a high level of integrity and confidentiality in both internal and external relationships.

How To Apply

MACP has partnered with kpCompanies in this search.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume (AS A COMBINED DOCUMENT) no later than 9:00pm on Friday, February 3th, 2023. All submissions are received in strictest confidence.

MACP has partnered with kpCompanies in this search.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume (AS A COMBINED DOCUMENT) no later than 9:00pm on Friday, February 3th, 2023. All submissions are received in strictest confidence.

You can apply by submitting your application online here: https://evoportalus.tracker-rms.com/kpCompanies/MyLite?id=1073

Evanston, IL

Knowledge Management Fellow, Great Lakes Protection Fund

The Organization

About the Great Lakes Protection Fund:  

Founded in 1989, the Great Lakes Protection Fund is a not-for-profit impact investor for the Great Lakes. Over the past 30 years, we have turned bold ideas into impact by investing $100 million into projects and teams pioneering new technologies, practices, and financing strategies to catalyze Great Lakes basin-wide transformational change. You can read about our impact here.  

We are the team making an outsized impact on the Great Lakes. Here, you’ll collaborate with smart people to accomplish ambitious goals. A key part of our culture is work/life balance because we know you are more than just an employee. The Fund is a unique place where you can feel great about your work and build a better future for the Great Lakes region.

Position Overview

The Great Lakes Protection Fund is an impact investor for the Great Lakes. The Fellow will support us in launching transformative solutions that improve the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

We seek an early-stage professional to help us get better at how we do our work, better capture our supported projects’ impact, record our other successes and lessons learned, better tell our impact story, and support the entire team. This cross-functional role will contribute to all aspects of the organization, including programs, event planning, administration, and operations.

This Fellowship is an opportunity to develop your professional skills and launch a career in environmental conservation and restoration, sustainability, and impact investing. You can learn more about what we do at www.glpf.org.

This highly visible position is for someone who can keep track of details, sees the big picture, is interested in the environment, and loves the Great Lakes. We are a small team based in our Evanston, IL office. We expect you to have strong Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, strong analytical skills, a systems orientation, an eagerness to learn, work well in a team setting, and the capability to tell compelling stories.

This one-year Fellowship, which may be extended, starts as soon as possible. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

If you are interested in this position, please consider how your background matches our interests. We welcome all applicants regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity. We want to find the best person for the job and will view how your knowledge, capabilities, education, and experience would add to our team.

How To Apply

Candidates should submit a cover letter indicating interest in the position and a resume to position@glpf.org.

Event and Production Company Request for Proposal

Event and Production Company, ABFE (Association of Black Foundation Executives)

The Organization

ABFE is a 501(c)(3), membership-based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities.

About 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 racially equitable practices equity, diversity, and inclusion.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

This is a​ Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Event and Production Company ​that will manage and coordinate the logistical and production required for ABFE’s 2023-2024 signature conferences and convenings, including our national conference Harambee (2023 and 2024), Women in Philanthropy, ABFE’s Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Week program (one event); Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program, Leverage the Trust-National. While we anticipate hosting in-person events, we will plan for a virtual/hybrid component.

SIGNATURE CONVENINGS OVERVIEW:

Harambee (Annual Conference): Held early/mid-April – Three-and-a-half-day event for approximately 500 Attendees.

It’s literal translation in Swahili is “all pull together”. This is the nation’s largest gathering of Black professionals in philanthropy. This conference ABFE presents its members, stakeholders and partners a multi-day agenda, aimed at increasing public and private investments in Black communities. From its inception, ABFE has served to be a vehicle for leveraging resources for the betterment of Black communities. Harambee features signature events off-site programming, exhibit space, site sessions (off property learning experiences), and virtual tools to support the event and create a solid experience for attendees. 2023 Conference will be held April 13-15 (not including pre-conference activities) in Raleigh, NC. 2024 Conference location TBD.

Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program (CLFP) Leadership Retreat (Annual Retreat): Held in October or November – Five-and-a-half-day event for about 20 participants (mix of Cohort, staff & consultants).

CLFP is a year-long experience designed to sharpen the skills and strengthen the leadership capacity of foundation staff, donors, and trustees who are committed to assisting Black through philanthropy. Fellows have the opportunity to learn from seasoned Grantmakers and peers on a regular basis, understand how to be more effective agents for change within their institutions, and participate in a network that focuses on innovative solutions to community challenges. The Fellowship begins with a week-long Leadership Summit in a designated host city, which includes local site sessions, workshops, community dining and networking experiences.

Black Women in Philanthropy  (BWIP Annual Retreat): Held in June, July, or August – Two-and-a-half-day event for 100-125 attendees.

The Black Women in Philanthropy Leadership Retreat is where Black women come together around a shared belief that we cannot harness our full power and purpose without supportive spaces that renew and transform the mind, body, and spirit. This annual leadership event serves as a unique time for women leaders to nourish, heal, and network with advisors and colleagues in the field.  The program features a collection of dynamic speakers set to inspire and invigorate our lives. Each retreat is uniquely designed to support and sustain the overall health and well- being of attendees as the core to leadership sustainability and development. The care and keeping of this community are critical to safeguarding the voice, activism, and humanity of Black women in the field of philanthropy.

Leverage the Trust (LTT Annual Retreat): Held in August/September – A one-and-a-half-day event for 50-150 attendees (approx.).

Leverage the Trust is an effort to identify and engage Black foundation trustees in ABFE’s mission through peer networking and learning opportunities. The work of Leverage the Trust is led by a committee of dedicated trustees of philanthropic institutions that are representative of the diversity of geography, type, and size of grantmaking entities in the sector. The retreat aims to increase the number and capacity of Black trustees at philanthropic organizations; and to engage Black trustees in supporting a racial equity agenda within their institutions and throughout the sector.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (Annual discussion, in partnership with JP Morgan Chase): Held in September – Support for one event (approx. two-hour activity)

ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, is thrilled to present the 4th iteration of its panel series at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. Our 2022 contribution to the CBCF convening is a coordinated discussion that examines the economic challenges facing black communities. The panel aims to lift up the work of institutions, philanthropic serving organizations, foundations, and charities in their collective efforts to combat poverty, socio-economic inequality, and disproportionate access to economic resources, literacy, and opportunity. Previous iterations examined the disproportionate impact that COVID had on black businesses and examined JP Morgan Chase’s commitment to economic equity in black communities.

SCOPE OF WORK:

We anticipate that the Event and Production leader/company hired for this project would begin this work by late January 2023 and complete this work by June 2024 (the external partner will contribute to logistics of 2023 Harambee, and planning/logistics for all other 2023 events and 2024 Harambee).

Project Management (Pre-, Onsite & Post-Event Support):

Each event has specific needs and audiences. The production leader/company will work with ABFE Programs and other teams (e.g.: communications; finance; communications) to ensure the successful design and execution of each event. The role requirements will include:

  • Provide initial outline of program, analyze space needs and technical requirements for each event.
  • Develop & execute event timelines in partnership with ABFE programs team.
  • Support hotels and sub-contractor RFP’s, including interviews/site visits (when applicable).
  • Ideate with the Programs team & recommend venues and space needs.
  • Support transportation & onsite logistics.
  • Support staff & host committee meeting agendas by supporting activities.
  • Liaise with Communications contacts regarding communications, signage, etc.
  • Support technical logistics for virtual sessions
  • Assist with conference app and website (support/initiate updates and monitor)

Registration Management:

Manage registration tasks including:

  • Badge production (creation; printing; etc.)
  • Support attendee identification (ribbons; etc.)
  • Coordination of on-site registration logistics.
  • Create/Coordinate registration staffing schedule
  • Project management: Welcome package/Tote bag/Registration Kit; etc.
  • Shipping matrix of registration items (to/from venues).

Volunteer Coordination – Pre-event (Where Applicable):

  • Identify on-site staffing needs and build volunteer schedule prior to show
  • Schedule volunteers and/or hire temp staff, and manage all reg. staff on site.
  • Work with ABFE team to identify support internal volunteers (e.g. ABFE board; CLFP; members; host committee; etc.)
  • Field questions, manage schedule and role changes.

Hotel/Venue Support/Management (As Applicable for Hotel or Event Venues):

  • Liaise with hotel/venue throughout projects.
  • Help hotel/venue reps. understand projected staff room block and number of single/double rooms, comp room nights and other concessions.
  • Make sure the tracking process works smoothly and that all deadlines with a financial impact
are clear to the team.
  • Liaise with hotel to deliver names/ dates for staff / speaker hotel block.
  • Ensure hotel room costs are optimized, avoid “no show” (attrition) and other penalties.
  • Manage Audit process to for optimum comp room credits and future planning.
  • Support logistics regarding all venue logistics, including food and beverage (BEOS) needs in accordance with contracts (as applicable),
  • Coordinate decorations, aesthetics, furniture, etc. with property or sub-contractor (where applicable).
  • Support coordination of shipping (in-bound and out-bound supports).
  • Support meetings with hotel staff, including site visits; food tastings; walk-throughs; pre-event briefings.

Vendor & Sponsor Coordination/Liaison:

  • Liaise with sponsors and exhibitors to ensure quality exhibit/sponsor experience.
  • Develop and manage exhibit space (in-person & virtual).
  • Support sponsorship Strategies, goals, and fulfilment.
  • Coordinate needs with Development team

Post-Event Debriefs:

  • Plus/Delta exercise with property and ABFE team (What went well / not so well).
  • Recommendations for future planning.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES:

Qualifications: 

We are seeking a skilled event producer  who has advanced capacity to support the following:

  • A creative and innovative strategies to create successful events.
  • Experience in producing events of all sizes – from meetings to larger conferences.
  • Detail oriented and capable of leading and supporting as needed.
  • Exemplary customer service commitment.
  • Ability to be nimble & adapt efficiently as circumstances change.
  • Managing complete registration processes.
  • Managing virtual convenings and skilled use of virtual tools (apps; etc.).
  • Hotel processes, including production and room/reservation supports.
  • Experience working with exhibitors and sponsors.
  • Experience working with Black/Minority owned businesses.

Please use the Following as a Guide for Your Proposal: 

Maximum proposal length (including title page, cover letter, proposal, qualifications, and budget).

Applicants are to provide:

  1. Cover letter, which provide information about the producer/organization.
  1. A detailed description of recent projects as they relate to conducting similar work (or links to a portfolio).
  1. A minimum of two client references (with contact information) from organizations for which you have provided consulting services within the last two years.
  1. Contact name, phone number, email address, and mailing address of the lead staff responsible for completing the proposal and the person we will meet with to discuss your submission.
  1. A narrative that describes your approach to small and large events.
  1. Respondents to this RFP are encouraged to recommend additional or alternative activities, if they believe they would be relevant for this project.
  1. A timeline and work plan for the project year.
  1. Designated staff/partners/subcontractors’ brief biographies/qualifications of staff/partners/subcontractors identified to provide services.
  1. Itemized budget, broken out for each component and each aspect of the work.
  1. Pricing information, which should include the basis for payment such as hourly rates and a number of Estimated hours needed for each project.
  2. Preferred payment structure/timeline.

How To Apply

DEADLINE:

Deadline for receipt of proposals is January 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST. All proposals should be submitted electronically to Tekecha Morgan, Programs Manager: tmorgan@abfe.org, and T.J. Breeden, Director of Programs: tjbreeden@abfe.org. Please include in the subject line: “Event Production Company for ABFE”

Florida

Florida, Director of Development, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

Who We Are:

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube  or on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a myriad of TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”

Position Overview

What We Can Achieve Together:

The Florida Director of Development (DOD) is responsible for directing all aspects of the Florida fundraising program that secures significant financial resources from foundations, corporations, and individuals to support conservation goals. They establish the vision for areas of responsibility, identify key challenges, develop and synthesize a plan of action, and deliver targeted outcomes. The DOP leads a team of 10-12 Development professionals. They are responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining high-performing development staff and nurturing effective collaboration with a geographically dispersed team.  The DOD reports directly to the Florida State Director and serves on the chapter’s leadership team.

The Director of Development proposes and develops long-range complex donor strategies and tactics to communicate a broad vision to others in order to advance the Conservancy’s goals. They work with programs to establish, monitor and track measures, lead indicators and activity level benchmarks in order to achieve maximum success. They manage all major gifts functions, which may include planned giving, endowments, principal gifts, donor prospecting and research, donor engagement, and special multi-year fundraising campaigns.  They work in collaboration with conservation experts, development staff around the world, high-level volunteers, and others across a dispersed and complex organization. They work closely with the State Director, the Florida Board Chair and Development Committee to strengthen and engage the Board of Trustees in fundraising.  They are responsible for reporting on program activities to leadership, including the Florida Board of Trustees.

The DOD is responsible for the program’s portfolio of donors and will be 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. They will manage a network of volunteers and a development committee. They will travel frequently and at times on short notice, with work extending into evenings and weekends for specific activities. The work environment may involve infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

We’re Looking for You:

Are you looking for a career to help people and nature? Guided by science, TNC creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that people and nature can thrive together. We’re looking for someone who can lead, retain, and develop a passionate team of fundraisers and be a key leader within the Chapter. The Conservancy is a global conservation leader and one of the top fundraising charities in the United States. If you have experience supervising a team, closing principal & major gifts, and working cross-functionally in a complex non-profit environment, the Nature Conservancy may be the place for you.

What You’ll Bring:

·       Bachelor’s degree and 9 years related experience, including 3 years working at a senior level.

·       Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents such as major donors, foundations and corporations.

·       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 philanthropy.

·       Management experience of a large multidisciplinary department, including planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities, and personnel management and development.

How to Apply

Please apply to Job 52865 at www.nature.org/careers, or apply directly HERE.  Submit required cover letter and resume separately using the upload buttons.  Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, and the position will remain open until filled.  Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

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 people 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 orientations, gender identities, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

Holland, MI

President/CEO, Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ)

The Organization

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ) seeks to ensure that its community thrives, by building its Community’s Endowment to support high impact charitable projects, helping donors achieve their charitable goals, and leading and partnering in community-level initiatives.

CFHZ serves as a charitable vehicle that creates lasting, positive change in the Holland/Zeeland area. It currently stewards $120M in philanthropic assets representing 685 individual funds established over the last 70 years by a diverse group of individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations. Each of these funds fit into two broad categories – 165 Community Endowment Funds totaling $30M in assets and 520 Donor Service funds totaling $90M in assets. Annually, the Foundation awards more than $10M in grants and receives more than $12M in incoming gifts, with 90% of incoming gifts and outgoing grants coming from Donor Service Funds, and 10% coming from Community’s Endowment funds.

CFHZ also serves as a leader, convener, and collaborator with businesses, government, and nonprofits in the region on some of the most critical issues affecting the community. In the past, CFHZ has been a critical partner in advancing housing affordability in the region, launching an early childhood initiative, and playing a key role in many COVID response efforts.

Position Overview

The Foundation seeks a President/CEO who demonstrates a strong ability to raise community awareness of and to clearly articulate the innovative vision and direction of the Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland. Words that describe the next leader are ethical, passionate, visionary, relationship builder, empathetic, diplomatic yet authentic.

The person is a self-starter who pursues, cultivates, and enjoys building and maintaining strong and authentic donor and stakeholder relationships. This person must be able to engender trust and empathy and relate to donors in a highly professional, honest, and caring manner. Grantmaking experience is a plus, but at a minimum, the President/CEO must be analytical and able to see the pros and cons of various programs seeking to improve the community.

The ability to communicate exceptionally well in oral and written form is necessary for success in this position. As the key spokesperson for CFHZ, this person must be able to speak extemporaneously and appropriately on any number of subjects in a clear and transparent fashion to build trust and support.

The President/CEO must be a strategic and visionary leader who embraces progress and is open to examining different views and ways of working together. This individual must understand the potential of the Foundation to leverage its financial, social, and reputational capital towards building a thriving community for the present and future. The next leader will be committed to engaging a variety of opinions and perspectives on community issues.

The qualified candidate must demonstrate success in reaching out to the community, building authentic relationships with people of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, and listening to and building rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and perceptions. Experience convening people sharing disparate interests and concerns – so that the aspirations and goals of CFHZ are pursued in a collegial, transparent, and highly participatory manner – is essential.

High integrity and sound judgment are essential to success in this role. Strong financial acumen is a highly desired skill with the knowledge of complex charitable giving instruments, charitable tax law, and institutional investment strategy being a plus. A strong affinity for the community is important and existing relationships and connections to the region are beneficial.

Career experience in a top leadership position in a community foundation is highly desirable. However, an understanding of the community foundation’s organizational and financial model is expected. Leading and empowering a highly competent staff and a dedicated, committed Board are needed skills as well. Energy, natural optimism, the ability to be a good listener and a quick learner are important personal attributes. A sense of humor and humility are also valued.

The ideal candidate will show a high level of participation in the life of the community by virtue of civic involvement, public service, volunteerism, or social activities. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced and continuing education/certification is a plus.

All are welcomed and encouraged to apply.  The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area will provide equal employment opportunity and not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, religion, height, weight, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

The salary range for this position is between $160,000 and $180,000 and will be commensurate with experience. CFHZ also offers a comprehensive benefits package. The successful candidate is required to relocate to or reside in the Holland/Zeeland area.

How To Apply

To apply, submit a current resume and a cover letter to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3FIuGB0 (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). 

For more information about the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, visit www.cfhz.org.

Holland, MI

President/CEO, Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

The Organization

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area (CFHZ) seeks to ensure that its community thrives, by building its Community’s Endowment to support high impact charitable projects, helping donors achieve their charitable goals, and leading and partnering in community-level initiatives.

CFHZ serves as a charitable vehicle that creates lasting, positive change in the Holland/Zeeland area. It currently stewards $120M in philanthropic assets representing 685 individual funds established over the last 70 years by a diverse group of individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations. Each of these funds fit into two broad categories – 165 Community Endowment Funds totaling $30M in assets and 520 Donor Service funds totaling $90M in assets. Annually, the Foundation awards more than $10M in grants and receives more than $12M in incoming gifts, with 90% of incoming gifts and outgoing grants coming from Donor Service Funds, and 10% coming from Community’s Endowment funds.

CFHZ also serves as a leader, convener, and collaborator with businesses, government, and nonprofits in the region on some of the most critical issues affecting the community. In the past, CFHZ has been a critical partner in advancing housing affordability in the region, launching an early childhood initiative, and playing a key role in many COVID response efforts.

Position Overview

The Foundation seeks a President/CEO who demonstrates a strong ability to raise community awareness of and to clearly articulate the innovative vision and direction of the Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland. Words that describe the next leader are ethical, passionate, visionary, relationship builder, empathetic, diplomatic yet authentic.

The person is a self-starter who pursues, cultivates, and enjoys building and maintaining strong and authentic donor and stakeholder relationships. This person must be able to engender trust and empathy and relate to donors in a highly professional, honest, and caring manner. Grantmaking experience is a plus, but at a minimum, the President/CEO must be analytical and able to see the pros and cons of various programs seeking to improve the community.

The ability to communicate exceptionally well in oral and written form is necessary for success in this position. As the key spokesperson for CFHZ, this person must be able to speak extemporaneously and appropriately on any number of subjects in a clear and transparent fashion to build trust and support.

The President/CEO must be a strategic and visionary leader who embraces progress and is open to examining different views and ways of working together. This individual must understand the potential of the Foundation to leverage its financial, social, and reputational capital towards building a thriving community for the present and future. The next leader will be committed to engaging a variety of opinions and perspectives on community issues.

The qualified candidate must demonstrate success in reaching out to the community, building authentic relationships with people of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, and listening to and building rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and perceptions. Experience convening people sharing disparate interests and concerns – so that the aspirations and goals of CFHZ are pursued in a collegial, transparent, and highly participatory manner – is essential.

High integrity and sound judgment are essential to success in this role. Strong financial acumen is a highly desired skill with the knowledge of complex charitable giving instruments, charitable tax law, and institutional investment strategy being a plus. A strong affinity for the community is important and existing relationships and connections to the region are beneficial.

Career experience in a top leadership position in a community foundation is highly desirable. However, an understanding of the community foundation’s organizational and financial model is expected. Leading and empowering a highly competent staff and a dedicated, committed Board are needed skills as well. Energy, natural optimism, the ability to be a good listener and a quick learner are important personal attributes. A sense of humor and humility are also valued.

The ideal candidate will show a high level of participation in the life of the community by virtue of civic involvement, public service, volunteerism, or social activities. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced and continuing education/certification is a plus.

All are welcomed and encouraged to apply.  The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area will provide equal employment opportunity and not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, religion, height, weight, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

The salary range for this position is between $160,000 and $180,000 and will be commensurate with experience. CFHZ also offers a comprehensive benefits package. The successful candidate is required to relocate to or reside in the Holland/Zeeland area.

How To Apply

To apply, submit a current resume and a cover letter to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3FIuGB0 (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). 

For more information about the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, visit www.cfhz.org.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Chief Financial Officer, Lumina Foundation

The Organization

Lumina Foundation (“Lumina” or “Foundation”) is an independent, private foundation committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Lumina envisions a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Its goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and success in a global economy. With an endowment exceeding $1.4 billion, Lumina is the largest philanthropy in the United States focused solely on increasing the proportion of Americans with learning beyond high school. The Foundation is working toward a goal of 60 percent of working-age people in the United States with college degrees, certificates, and other quality credentials by 2025. Since its founding in 2000, Lumina has made grants totaling more than $1 billion. Lumina is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Foundation also has an office in Washington, D.C.

Position Overview

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the CEO’s senior leadership team and a strategic partner to him and the board. The CFO is responsible for the financial health and integrity of the Foundation, oversees its investment assets and facilities, serves as a key driver of Lumina’s financial strategies, and ensures that internal fiscal processes and systems support informed decision making and increased operational effectiveness. In addition, the CFO is responsible for ensuring that the finance team partners effectively throughout the organization, continuously evaluates and refines business processes, and uses technology to create a strong culture of partnership and service. This individual maintains ongoing responsibility and accountability for Lumina’s organization-wide outcomes and metrics to ensure high performance and advancement of the Foundation’s emerging work, including impact investing initiatives. The new CFO will play a key role in setting the strategic direction of the next chapter of the Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

§  Leading Finance, Accounting, and Facilities

The CFO will serve as Treasurer and  maintain overall strategic responsibility for the following elements of the finance and accounting function including, but not limited to:

  • Establishing and maintaining a strong internal control environment.
  • Managing Lumina’s budget process.
  • Ensuring accurate, correct, and compliant internal and external financial reporting.
  • Managing relationships with Lumina’s external auditors, credit providers and property/casualty insurance provider.
  • Treasury management, including both depository and line of credit/liquidity management.
  • Providing for the development of a long-term space and facility strategy and management.

§  Directing Investment Strategies

The CFO will design, articulate, and monitor Lumina’s investment strategies as aligned with the policy direction of the board’s Investment Committee. This individual will guide and maintain a strategic relationship with Lumina’s chief investment advisor and oversee external investment strategies to ensure that investment actions are consistent with Lumina’s investment policy statement and philosophy. The CFO will also be responsible for providing investment analyses and translation of critical investment information to key Lumina stakeholders.

§  Lumina Impact Investing (LIV)

​LIV is Lumina’s impact investing strategy for advancing racial equity and making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. The CFO will oversee the strategy for sourcing, structuring, underwriting, and negotiating impact investments made through LIV.

§  Championing Lumina’s Commitment to Racial Justice and Equity

The CFO will advance Lumina’s commitment to ending systemic racism and barriers to learning beyond high school for Black, Latino and Native American individuals. To that end, he/she will further Lumina’s specific practices that promote racial and ethnic diversity in hiring, contracting, grantmaking, inclusive decision making, and achieving fair and just outcomes. The CFO must also effectively communicate Lumina’s commitment to racial diversity and equity to internal and external partners.

Lumina Foundation is being assisted in this recruitment by Spencer Stuart. Interested parties should submit comments, nominations of others or information in support of their own candidacy to the confidential email address of the Spencer Stuart team: LuminaCFO@spencerstuart.com.

It is the policy of Lumina Foundation to provide equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other bases protected by local, state, or federal law. Lumina also prohibits retaliation and harassment of any individual based on any of these characteristics.

This Equal Employment Opportunity policy governs all aspects of employment at Lumina, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, corrective action, termination, and access to benefits and training. Job assignments, promotions, transfers, upgrading, terminations, and other changes in employment status, compensation, and training may be based on job-related criteria that may include, but are not limited to, past work performance, length of service and willingness, capacity, and ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Lumina will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or a direct threat is posed to the employees or others.

How To Apply

Pleaes email your resume to LuminaCFO@spencerstuart.com.

Itasca, IL

Manager, Chapter and Enterprise Member Marketing, American Academy of Pediatrics

The Organization

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 490 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.  The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 490 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.

Position Overview

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is seeking a polished professional with strong project management skills to manage the recruitment and retention of AAP chapter and enterprise membership activities. This role will develop and implement recruitment, retention, and recapture strategies.

Some tasks include:

1. Create and implement overarching traditional and digital strategies (recruitment, retention, and recapturing) that includes direct mail, display, marketing automation, social, search engine marketing (SEM), display and other channels that influence differentiated performance, drive lead generation and engagement/revenue for chapters and enterprise membership.

2. Interpret analytics results, assess campaign effectiveness, and adapt campaigns to achieve goals.

3. Work with Membership Data Analyst to establish measurable, achievable goals for recruitment, retention, and recapturing chapter members and enterprise programs and provide consistent reporting and dashboards. Monitor site traffic, conversion rates, bounce rates, site speed, etc. through Google Analytics and work with appropriate staff to drive continuous improvement.

4. Collaborate with appropriate staff to develop plans and processes for optimal chapter and enterprise marketing support.

5. Create recruitment and retention collateral for Chapters, as needed.

6. Implement communications to members at all institutional membership programs including through the website, collaboration site, and emails.

7. Work with internal stakeholders to manage the ongoing development of the Enterprise Membership program, identify opportunities for improvement, maintain contacts, and handle lead generation.

8. Serve as liaison between marketing and the business for member-impacting enterprise membership and chapter projects where communications strategies are needed.

9. Partner with cross-functional teams (product marketing, affinity, and licensing) to understand their respective expansion plans and work those into communication strategies.

10. Represent the AAP at the National Conference & Exhibition, the Leadership Conference, district and chapter meetings, various booth shows, and other meetings as needed. Create membership data reports to present at these meetings as needed.

11. Work with internal stakeholders to increase internal and external awareness/visibility of the Enterprise Membership Program (webpage buildout, seo, social, etc.).

12. Drive the annual strategic planning process, including the discussions around budget and business priorities.

Qualifications needed:

1. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, communications or related discipline required, or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

2. At least three years’ related experience in association member marketing management, including recruitment and retention, marketing automation, writing content, social media and direct mail campaigns, and budget management. Experience in a medical specialty society or other non-profit organization, and working with chapters, sections, and/or special interest groups preferred.

3. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal/written communication, diplomacy, project management, critical thinking, and analytical skills required. Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office, experience with social media platforms, and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with CRM’s (eg, netForum), web maintenance/document collaboration platforms (eg, SharePoint), and virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams) preferred. Must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, take initiative, think creatively, work both independently and as part of a team, collaborate effectively with various internal and external constituents, be comfortable working in groups to build consensus, and promote and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Some travel and evening/weekend work required, along with the need for flexibility in arranging work schedule to accommodate physicians’ availability.

Hybrid working arrangement of 40% on-site at our Chicago suburb headquarters in Itasca, IL.

All AAP employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; requests for a medical or religious accommodation regarding this vaccination can be submitted for consideration upon an offer of employment.

To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit: https://www.aap.org/employment.

The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.

Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

How To Apply

To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit: https://www.aap.org/employment.

The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.

Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response. ​

Itasca, IL

Manager, Corporate Relations, American Academy of Pediatrics

The Organization

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a membership organization of 67,000 pediatricians and approximately 490 staff committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.  The AAP promotes pediatrics and advances child health priorities by developing policy, conducting research, building coalitions, raising public awareness, funding community-based projects, and supporting training and professional education for our membership.

Position Overview

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a highly energetic professional, skilled in identifying, cultivating, and securing new corporate partners. Must possess outstanding written and presentation skills to persuasively convey the AAP mission to diverse external constituents, and provide strategic support to the AAP efforts to secure sponsorship, contributions, and grants from corporations and businesses for both unrestricted and restricted purposes in the five-seven figure range. Communicate AAP goals, mission, and programs to potential partners in a compelling and strategic manner, and work collaboratively with AAP staff to ensure grant and contract deliverables are achieved.

Some tasks include:

1.      Support the growth of the AAP corporate sponsorship, grants, and cause marketing programs by using current offerings and innovating new sponsorship packages, creating partner engagement opportunities, prospecting, selling, and delivering benefits.

2.     Serve as the staff lead managing relationships with companies, focusing on both personal contact and writing letters of inquiry, proposals, applications, and reports.

3.     Work with the Director, Corporate Partnerships to set annual revenue goals and an action plan to meet those goals through corporate sponsorship, cause marketing, contributions, and grants from renewals and new monies.  Advise on revenue projection based on known and potential opportunities.

4.     Work with all levels of AAP staff to research, identify, and prioritize potential funding opportunities.

5.     Secure high-level meetings with donors, prospects, and AAP leadership. Prepare agendas, sales presentations, and other briefing materials.

6.     Support the planning and execution of the annual Friends of Children Corporate Summit.

7.     Cultivate productive working relationships with colleagues, especially as related to the process of securing new partners and the management of contribution, sponsorship, and grant deliverables, and expenditure tracking.

8.     Conduct outreach to potential partners and manage relationships to meet and exceed goals for both the client and the AAP.

9.     Develop and deliver insightful analysis to clients about sponsorship and cause marketing performance ROI.

10.   Produce content to effectively communicate AAP goals, mission, and programs to potential corporate partners in a clear and compelling manner that inspires support.

11.    Maintain knowledge of the appropriate corporate sectors likely to be AAP partners, the childhood health landscape, and a deep understanding of AAP programs, evaluation, and effectiveness.

12.   Maintain internal systems related to managing a large portfolio of companies with complex relationships.

13.   Work closely with relevant AAP staff to ensure that external messaging, data, impact, and success stories as related to cause marketing and sponsorship are in line with approved organizational protocol.

 

Qualifications needed:

1.         Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public relations, marketing, or related discipline required, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience.

2.        At least three years’ related experience in sponsorship, cause marketing, or corporate philanthropy required.

3.        Must be a highly energetic professional, skilled in identifying, cultivating, and securing new corporate partners, and possess outstanding written and presentation skills to persuasively convey the AAP mission to diverse external constituents. Excellent project management, organizational, interpersonal, and diplomacy skills essential, as well as the ability to collaborate and communicate with a variety of internal and external constituents. Must be able to analyze issues and make expeditious decisions, take initiative, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, pay close attention to detail, work both independently and as part of a team, and maintain a positive and cooperative team-oriented work environment with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong technical acumen essential with proficiency in MS Office, familiarity with technology to support the development process, including CRM, databases, and research tools, and research tools, and the ability to learn and apply new technologies; experience with development software (eg, Luminate), virtual meeting platforms (eg, WebEx, Teams) and document collaboration platforms (eg, SharePoint) preferred. Occasional evening/weekend work and some travel required, as well as the ability to be flexible with work schedule in order to accommodate donor/physician’s availability. Must be able to independently conduct donor/prospect visits, including air travel and maintaining a valid driver’s license and car.

 

Hybrid working arrangement of 40% on-site at our Chicago suburb headquarters in Itasca, IL.

 

All AAP employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; requests for a medical or religious accommodation regarding this vaccination can be submitted for consideration upon an offer of employment.

To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit: https://www.aap.org/employment.

The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.

Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response. ​

How To Apply

To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit: https://www.aap.org/employment.

The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.

Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response. ​

Kalamazoo, MI

Grants Coordinator, Stryker Johnston Foundation

The Organization

The Stryker Johnston Foundation (SJF) is a private family foundation based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We partner with organizations and groups that work to strengthen and build thriving, equitable communities. We aim to foster a more just, equitable, and compassionate world where everyone can live a healthy and fulfilling life. Currently, we invest in and partner with organizations and groups working to end intergenerational poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. We follow a trust-based philanthropy model. This model is driven by values. It is centered on relationships. It is aware of how power works. It prioritizes equity, trust, and ongoing partnership. We’re working with our partners to end the cycle of poverty in Kalamazoo County. We are using our power as a foundation to support, champion, and raise up the work of people who are making real change in our community. Please visit our website at www.strykerjohnstonfoundation.org to learn more about our funding priorities and grantmaking program.

We are hiring a full-time Grants Coordinator to join our small, close-knit, nimble team. The Grants Coordinator will support SJF’s grantmaking program and help monitor its grant portfolio. They will help ensure the grantmaking process is equitable, effective, and aligned with the SJF’s  mission, vision, funding priorities, and guiding principles. The Grants Coordinator will help with monitoring the grant pipeline, grant compliance review, scheduling and coordinating meetings, developing meeting materials, tracking internal processes,and organizing/synthesizing notes. This person will also provide administrative and technical support to grantseeking organizations throughout the grant application process, and will respond to general grantmaking inquiries. They will help remove barriers to SJF’s application process by being an accessible resource.

In order to be successful at the Stryker Johnston Foundation, a team member must be able to:

  • Work in an environment where curiosity, not certainty, informs our work.
  • Build rapport and trust with our team, grant partners, and field leaders.
  • Work collaboratively with our team, grant partners, and field leaders.
  • Lead and manage your own body of work, from inception to completion.
  • Set expectations of our team, grant partners, and field leaders appropriately.
  • Be aware of your limits and be willing to ask for help when needed, trusting that the team will be here to support you.
  • Operate with humility, knowing we don’t always get it right or have all of the answers.

Position Overview

Primary roles and responsibilities include:

Administrative Support

  • Review and respond to general SJF inquiries.
  • Provide general administrative support to the SJF Team, including but not limited to:
    • Scheduling meetings;
    • Organizing and coordinating meetings and travel;
    • Developing and distributing meeting materials;
    • Processing expense reports;
    • Budget tracking;
    • Coordinating and tracking internal processes; and
    • Organizing/synthesizing notes.
  • Manage projects and timelines that support SJF’s grant programs.
  • Assist and support the Grant Program team and grant processes by:
    • Contacting grant applicants to request missing information;
    • Supporting the Grants Manager with legal compliance reviews of grant applications to ensure grants are compliant with IRS and SJF regulations and requirements;
    • Ensuring grantmaking policies and procedures are consistently applied;
    • Supporting general administration of grant processes, such as updating grant information in grants management system (Foundant GLM), maintaining grant files, drafting grant partner communications, tracking and processing payments, maintaining reporting schedules; and
    • Assisting with preparing grant data reports for tax filings, audits and other internal reviews, as needed.
  • Assist and support other SJF programs and initiatives as needed.

Support for SJF Grant Partners: 

  • Integrate and utilize a trust-based philanthropy approach throughout SJF’s grant programs.
  • Respond to general inquiries and requests from individuals and organizations about SJF’s grant programs.
  • Provide administrative and technical support to grant seekers throughout the grant application process.
  • Ensure SJF’s grantmaking processes are accessible, including providing accommodations to grant seekers and grant partners and upholding SJF’s accessibility expectations.
  • Actively solicit and use feedback from grant seekers and grant partners to improve SJF’s processes, grantmaking priorities, and support continuous organizational learning and reflection.

Internal Learning and Engagement

  • Stay informed of issues and events related to SJF’s work and share insights with the SJF team.
  • Develop and present internal updates and reports to the SJF team and Board of Directors, as needed.
  • Actively participate in SJF meetings and committees.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to achieve organizational goals.
  • Evaluate own performance and assume responsibility for professional development.
  • Embrace philosophy of and actively engage in lifelong learning including self-reflection and growth regarding personal bias from anti-racist and anti-oppressive lenses.

We are looking for someone who is: 

  • Passionate about trust-based grantmaking and transformational philanthropy.
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working independently.
  • An organized and detail oriented project manager who is confident in managing complex project workflows and timelines and consistently meets deadlines.
  • Excellent at taking action to implement projects and follow-through.
  • A skilled communicator, able to calmly, directly and strategically navigate difficult conversations.
  • Skilled at synthesizing and summarizing complex information.
  • Always looking ahead and thinking “what’s next and what’s needed”?
  • Comfortable serving as an SJF ambassador/representative.
  • Passionate about maximizing grant seeker/grant partner experiences with SJF and making an impact towards SJF’s mission and vision.
  • Dedicated to continuous reflection and learning and cultivating self-awareness.
  • Committed to working with integrity in all aspects of their work, building and maintaining trust with the team and partners, and respects and maintains confidentiality.

What you will need (knowledge/skills/experience):

  • Understanding of and alignment with the mission, vision and priorities of SJF and committed to SJF’s grantmaking guiding principles and trust-based grantmaking approach.
  • Associates degree or an equivalent combination of training and relevant work experience in program/project coordination, development and/or management.
  • Two to four years of experience working in the philanthropy or nonprofit sectors and/or grassroots organizations preferred.
  • To understand, embrace and carry out a trust-based approach to grantmaking.
  • To be anti-racist and have a strong commitment to and practice of addressing white supremacy and anti-Blackness throughout the work.
  • To have a clear understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong administration skills and experience, including the ability to plan and implement projects both independently and with colleagues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, contribute proactively to collective decisions, and execute in alignment with them.
  • Proficient understanding of Google Workspace applications (including Gmail, Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.), MS Office.
  • Experience with or ability to learn how to effectively use a grant management system (Foundant GLM) and project management system (Asana).
  • The ability to perform the primary roles and responsibilities of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Working Conditions:

  • Flexible, hybrid work environment. SJF’s Kalamazoo, MI office and remote work opportunities.
  • Typical work hours between 8:00 am-5:00 pm ET, Monday-Thursday, with opportunities for a flexible work schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Fluctuating workload due to various deadlines and cyclical processes.
  • Extensive keyboard and computer monitor use.
  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Occasional on-call availability to handle work problems, emergencies/crisis situations, etc.
  • Occasional local, regional, or national travel required.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary (commensurate with qualifications and experience) and benefits package, including a 401k plan, health and dental insurance, wellness program, paid time off, and annual professional development opportunities.
  • Base Salary range: $60,000-$70,000

How To Apply

How to Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applicants with diverse identities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. Please email a resume and cover letter highlighting your experience and interest relevant to the position to

jobs@strykerjohnstonfoundation.org with the subject line “Grants Coordinator.” Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2023.

Please let us know if you require accommodations to apply for this position. To request an accommodation, please call 269-488-8484 or email jobs@strykerjohnstonfoundation.org.

Kalamazoo, MI

Grants Manager, Stryker Johnston Foundation

The Organization

The Stryker Johnston Foundation (SJF) is a private family foundation based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We partner with organizations and groups that work to strengthen and build thriving, equitable communities. We aim to foster a more just, equitable, and compassionate world where everyone can live a healthy and fulfilling life. Currently, we invest in and partner with organizations and groups working to end intergenerational poverty in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. We follow a trust-based philanthropy model. This model is driven by values. It is centered on relationships. It is aware of how power works. It prioritizes equity, trust, and ongoing partnership. We’re working with our partners to end the cycle of poverty in Kalamazoo County. We are using our power as a foundation to support, champion, and raise up the work of people who are making real change in our community. Please visit our website at www.strykerjohnstonfoundation.org to learn more about our funding priorities and grantmaking programs.

Position Overview

We are hiring a full-time Grants Manager to join our small, close-knit, nimble team. The Grants Manager is responsible for implementing the legal, technical, and operational parts of SJF’s grantmaking programs. They will work closely with the SJF team to manage grant workflows and to create, implement, and maintain effective grant administration practices that enhance SJF’s grantmaking and overall effectiveness. The Grants Manager will help to design systems for our grant application processes, manage the grant lifecycle, synthesize and analyze data, and share learnings and best practices. They will also organize and present data for annual tax filings (990-PF), audits, and other reporting needs. The Grant Manager will support continuous improvement and will work with the Operations Manager to ensure grantmaking systems are aligned with SJF’s mission, vision, values and grantmaking priorities.

In order to be successful at the Stryker Johnston Foundation, a team member must be able to:

  • Work in an environment where curiosity, not certainty, informs our work.
  • Build rapport and trust with our team, grant partners, and field leaders.
  • Work collaboratively with our team, grant partners, and field leaders.
  • Lead and manage your own body of work, from inception to completion.
  • Set expectations of our team, grant partners, and field leaders appropriately.
  • Be aware of your limits and be willing to ask for help when needed, trusting that the team will be here to support you.
  • Operate with humility, knowing we don’t always get it right or have all of the answers.

Primary roles and responsibilities include:

Systems Maintenance and Technical Expertise 

  • Create, implement, and maintain effective grants management and administration processes to support SJF’s grantmaking programs.
  • Manage day-to-day grant processes and workflows, including managing the grant pipeline (proposal review, funding decisions, reporting, and close out) in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Maintain excellence in electronic filing and organizing documents and information so that data can be collected and reported on in a timely and effective manner.
  • Create dashboards and other data analytics to support programmatic, financial, and operational decision making and goals.
  • Administer and manage SJF’s grant management system (currently Foundant GLM), and support and train SJF team on using the system.
  • Proactively troubleshoot technical problems with the grant management system and bring in external experts as needed.
  • Center justice, equity, accessibility, and anti-oppression into all systems.
  • Request and integrate regular feedback from SJF team and grant partners to develop effective solutions and process improvements for grantmaking programs.
  • Work closely with Operations Manager to improve and innovate grantmaking systems, policies, and processes; roll out any changes and updates with the broader SJF team.

Grantmaking Administration, Due Diligence, and Compliance

  • Partner with the Grant Program team to ensure all grants are processed appropriately. This includes conducting financial and compliance reviews for all grant applications to make sure that:
    • Grants meet SJF eligibility criteria;
    • Grants comply with IRS regulations and requirements; and
    • Grantmaking policies and procedures are continuously and consistently applied.
  • Once funding decisions are made, prepare grant approvals, declinations, and grant agreements.
  • Prepare grant data reports for annual tax filings (990-PF), audits and other reporting needs as necessary.
  • Work with Operations Manager to complete annual grant program compliance reviews.
  • Collaborate with the Grants Team on topical research, data collection, and reporting related to grantmaking programs.
  • Coordinate with the Grant Program team to ensure transparency in grants policies and procedures, and consistency in grant partner-facing communications and engagement.
  • Complete other special projects and assignments as needed.

Internal Learning and Engagement

  • Stay informed of issues and events relevant to SJF’s work and share insights with the SJF team.
  • Develop and present internal updates and reports to the SJF team and Board of Directors, as needed.
  • Actively participate in SJF meetings and committees.
  • Work collaboratively with team members to achieve organizational goals.
  • Evaluate own performance and assume responsibility for professional development.
  • Embrace philosophy of and actively engage in lifelong learning including self-reflection and growth regarding personal bias from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens.

We are looking for someone who is: 

  • Passionate about trust-based grantmaking and transformational philanthropy.
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working independently.
  • Extremely well organized with great attention to detail. Must enjoy the challenges of taking on ambiguous project visions or goals and translating them into concrete objectives and action steps.
  • An experienced project manager who is confident in managing complex workflows and timelines and consistently meets deadlines.
  • An excellent communicator, able to calmly, directly and strategically navigate difficult conversations.
  • An implementer who can design, initiate, and implement effective systems and processes.
  • Committed to ensuring all systems are highly accessible, functional, and efficient.
  • Passionate about maximizing grant seeker/grant partner experiences with SJF and making an impact towards SJF’s mission and vision.
  • Dedicated to continuous reflection and learning and cultivating self-awareness.
  • Committed to working with integrity in all aspects of their work, building and maintaining trust with the team and partners, and respects and maintains confidentiality.

What you will need (knowledge/skills/experience):

  • Understanding of and alignment with the mission, vision and priorities of SJF and committed to SJF’s grantmaking guiding principles and trust-based grantmaking approach.
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of training and relevant work experience in program coordination, development, and/or management.
  • Experience in philanthropy or the nonprofit sector with five years of grants management involvement required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IRS regulations governing grantmaking in a nonprofit and/or private foundation environment.
  • Strong operations and administration skills and experience, including the ability to plan and implement projects both independently and with colleagues.
  • To understand, embrace and carry out a trust-based approach to grantmaking.
  • To be anti-racist and have a strong commitment to and practice of addressing white supremacy and anti-Blackness throughout the work.
  • To have a clear understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.
  • Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with design, implementation, and maintenance of complex processes.
  • Demonstrated skills in organizing, managing, and maintaining data.
  • Ability to conduct research and summarize complex information.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, contribute proactively to collective decisions, and execute in alignment with them.
  • Proficient understanding of Google Workspace applications (including Gmail, Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc.), MS Office.
  • Experience with or ability to learn how to effectively use a grant management system (Foundant GLM) and project management system (Asana).
  • The ability to perform the primary roles and responsibilities of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Working Conditions:

  • Flexible, hybrid work environment. SJF’s Kalamazoo, MI office and remote work opportunities.
  • Typical work hours between 8:00 am-5:00 pm ET, Monday-Thursday, with opportunities for a flexible work schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Fluctuating workload due to various deadlines and cyclical processes.
  • Extensive keyboard and computer monitor use.
  • Exposure to sensitive and confidential information.
  • Occasional on-call availability to handle work problems, emergencies/crisis situations, etc.
  • Occasional local, regional, or national travel required.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary (commensurate with qualifications and experience) and benefits package, including a 401k plan, health and dental insurance, wellness program, paid time off, and annual professional development opportunities.
  • Base Salary range: $95,000-$110,000

The information above is intended to describe the general nature and requirements of this position. It is not meant to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. In order to successfully perform this job, individuals must be able to satisfactorily perform the primary roles and responsibilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary roles and responsibilities.

How To Apply

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage applicants with diverse identities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. Please email a resume and cover letter highlighting your experience and interest relevant to the position to

jobs@strykerjohnstonfoundation.org with the subject line “Grants Manager” Applications will be accepted until January 27, 2023.

Please let us know if you require accommodations to apply for this position. To request an accommodation, please call 269-488-8484 or email jobs@strykerjohnstonfoundation.org.

Las Vegas, NV

President & CEO, Three Square Food Bank

The Organization

A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank, the largest provider of emergency food assistance in the State of Nevada, and the fastest growing food bank in Feeding America’s history. As a food bank, Three Square’s job is twofold: to provide food to those facing hunger today and to make measurable strides in ending hunger in the future.

Position Overview

Three Square seeks a leader who will fight to ensure that the food gap in Southern Nevada is closed for all geographies and groups. This individual will be a tireless advocate for the organization’s mission and impact and will inspire others to support successful outcomes. This leader will have the opportunity to grow and strengthen the food distribution network to become more resilient and sustainable through optimization of their food rescue operations and strengthening the distribution network and partnerships.

Three Square has a fiscal year cash budget of approximately $28 million, a staff of 120, a dynamic Board with 23 directors and a robust core of volunteers.

We seek a proven leader with a passion for addressing complex social issues.  The ideal candidate will have significant experience in leading strategic and high-level decision-making, particularly in times of organizational growth. The candidate will be adept at using keen interpersonal skills to coalesce multiple external stakeholders around common goals. He/she/they must embody the highest ethical standards and demonstrate a balance of business savvy with a commitment to responsible, people-focused program delivery. A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain highly professional relationships with business, civic and nonprofit leaders is required.

A track record of entrepreneurial problem-solving skills, creating and implementing best organizational and operational practices, and managing people through partnership and collaboration is required. The use of proven business practices to achieve financial objectives is a highly desirable qualification.

The successful candidate will be collaborative, communicative and compassionate, with an outgoing, balanced personality and a problem-solving nature.  This individual shall have a servant leader mindset and a lifelong learning approach to develop a cohesive team as well as to mobilize, encourage and build capacity of the staff. A management style that provides autonomy and empowers staff is highly desired. This person will have experience working closely with a board to further the organization’s strategic initiatives.

A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is required; a graduate degree is desired.  Current or prior experience in the field or experiences that would result in a key understanding of the cause is advantageous. Successful candidates may come from the non-profit or for-profit sectors.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is between $275,000 and $325,000 and will be commensurate with experience. The compensation package will be inclusive of a board-designated annual bonus of up to 20% of base salary. Three Square offers group health (HMO or POS plan), dental, vision, and disability insurances (short term disability and long-term disability), paid time off and a retirement savings program.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

It is the policy of Three Square that decisions related to hiring and all other terms and conditions of employment shall occur on the basis of merit and without regard to race, color, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation, transgender, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, national origin, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, or any other legally protected status under local, state or federal law.

For more information about Three Square Food Bank, please visit https://www.threesquare.org/.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3ZuJ8of (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

Location – Flexible (Washington, DC preferred)

Senior Director, Communications, National Center for Family Philanthropy

The Organization

NCFP is a network of philanthropic families committed to a world that is vibrant, equitable, and resilient. We share proven practices, work through common challenges, and learn together to strengthen our ability to effect meaningful change. As we navigate individual journeys of reflection and transformation, we see the results of intentional, impactful giving.

We promote open inquiry and ongoing reflection to advance the practice of family philanthropy, and we value the partnerships and mutual respect that make it possible for families to discover their purpose and possibilities.

NCFP offers a range of programs and services to foster learning for philanthropic families. We understand family philanthropy has many points of inflection—moments to embrace proven practices and advance momentum or to stall out due to uncertainty and lack of clarity. All of our programs are rooted in a Family Giving Lifecycle that provides easy onramps for families to connect with us—to begin planning, learning, and accessing custom support and resources.

Our decades of experience working with philanthropic families uniquely position us as a reliable partner who meets families where they are and provides the support and services they need to move forward with long-term planning and day-to-day decision making with confidence.

NCFP has adopted a new strategic plan that calls for both an expansion in the number of families served as well as a deepening of their engagement toward more effective practices. The program model is shifting to prioritize relationship cultivation and management creating more tailored content. Community members will be more deeply engaged, resulting in stronger outcomes for family giving and increased support for NCFP’s business model. The Senior Director, Communications will be joining a dynamic team focused on strengthening the internal organization to best serve and support external partners and the broader philanthropy sector.

Position Overview

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) invites nominations and applications for a Senior Director of Communications. In partnership with visionary philanthropic families, NCFP activates and equips a diverse community of philanthropic families to embrace a bold vision and realize their greatest potential. Over the last two and a half years, NCFP has refreshed its strategic direction to support families to be more intentional, effective, and values-based in their philanthropy. NCFP is in the second year of implementing a new internal staffing structure and shifting operations to support implementation of its strategic plan. As part of this shift, the new Senior Director, Communications will create and oversee communication strategies that further NCFP’s mission. Reporting directly to NCFP’s President & CEO, the Senior Director is responsible for working with leadership, the communications and marketing team and across internal teams to build and implement a communications strategy and related initiatives, ensuring that they are impactful and measurable. They will manage a small team and will help create a culture of trust and accountability, transparent communication, and continuous improvement.

NCFP seeks an adaptable leader who will partner with NCFP’s President & CEO, executive level leadership, and across the organization to build out the next stage of communications and related infrastructure to effectively share and elevate NCFP’s mission and align with the evolving family philanthropy ecosystem. The successful candidate will be a strong listener, communicator, and storyteller who can articulate and amplify the potential and impact that family philanthropists can have to bring about meaningful change.

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

The salary range for this position is $130,000 – 150,000 plus benefits, which include flexible PTO; 11 holidays; 1-week July office closure, 1-week December office closure, new parent leave; 100% employee premium paid for medical/dental/vision insurance and generous dependent premium subsidies; 5% retirement contribution; short and long-term disability and life insurance; and professional development.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FACING THE NEW SENIOR DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS

The Senior Director, Communications will join an extraordinary team of individuals and a thriving community of family philanthropists committed to advancing the capacity of mission-driven organizations to drive positive change in our communities. The Senior Director will work across the organization, ensuring communications strategy and initiatives are clear, approachable, centered in equity, and representative of NCFP’s work, mission, and evolving brand and voice in the sector. They will apply a strong equity lens to all the work across their portfolio. Responsibilities for the role will include:

Implement a Strong Communications Strategy, – Internally and Externally – that Elevates Organizational Impact

The Senior Director, Communications will be a hands-on strategic leader that will strengthen NCFP’s internal communication, organizational brand, and heighten the visibility of NCFP’s work. They will develop relationships to engage both new and established stakeholders as NCFP works to shift the landscape of family philanthropy.

  • Co-create and implement internal and external organizational communication strategies that reflect NCFP’s vision and mission, and that elevate and integrate the organization’s programs, issues, and narratives into the public discourse to galvanize engagement and promote education across the family philanthropy sector.
  • A strong orientation to adaptive communication approaches that are responsive to NCFP’s ever-evolving membership landscape and that are prepared to safeguard NCFP’s brand during crisis or challenging moments.
  • Cultivate relationships with media outlets and platforms, family foundations, and philanthropy serving organizations that will bring visibility to NCFP’s work and engage interested parties around NCFP’s programming and mission.
  • Stay on the cutting edge of trends, emerging gaps, and opportunities to leverage programmatic impact and member engagement.

Strong People Leader Committed to Collaborative Leadership

The Senior Director, Communications will support the development of, and provide day-to-day leadership to, a high impact team of professionals. They will be responsible for articulating and building a healthy, results-oriented team culture across NCFP’s communications and marketing work and instill a collaborative spirit that will become the hallmark of their work across the organization. The Senior Director, Communications will be focused on delivering results, reframing challenges as opportunities for team and organizational growth. They will model NCFP’s values and will translate a compelling vision into action. They will support and build the leadership capacity of their direct reports and ensure that they have the tools they need to be successful. They will also manage up appropriately and bring peers and executive leaders into the communications process at relevant stages.

  • Ensure direct reports managing staff have the skills, tools, support, input, and feedback they need to effectively lead high impact teams.
  • In partnership with the President and other senior leaders, regularly review the organization’s external positioning to assess, and when necessary, address NCFP’S standing amongst its peers and the broader philanthropy space.
  • Support recruiting, hiring, assessing, and supervising communications and marketing professionals as the team might grow.
  • Supervise staff and lead teams during gaps in team leadership positions, as needed.

Grow and Protect NCFP’s Organizational Brand

The Senior Director, Communications must have a strong desire and interest to work and develop communication and marketing strategies that catalyze NCFP’s goals, brand, values, and strategic plan. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to NCFP’s vision for the family philanthropy sector. Additionally, the Senior Director, Communications will:

  • Be prepared to represent NCFP at conferences, high-level strategy meetings, retreats, philanthropic gatherings, etc.
  • Identify, cultivate, and steward strategic relationships with external partners in public relations, the media, funders, or other spheres to further position NCFP as a leading resource for the family philanthropy sector.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be first and foremost committed to NCFP’s mission and the visionary evolution of the organization. They will be eager to step in and help NCFP leverage the power of its communications strategy. They will be a strong communicator, organizational developer, and a successful people-developer grounded in an asset-based approach.

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

  • Experience with and passion for family giving and/or family philanthropy is essential.
  • An entrepreneurial, hands-on, strategic leader who sets reasonable goals and expectations balanced with empathy and humility when building and maintaining relationships.
  • Successful experience leading a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds; willingness to set aside a personal agenda in favor of organizational and/or community goals and objectives.
  • Highly developed emotional intelligence and active listening skills, and the ability to use interpersonal and relational skills in ways that facilitate strong collaboration with both internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated success in communications at a nonprofit organization with experience in communications strategy and communications management. Experience within a foundation or philanthropy serving organization is a plus.
  • Excellent writing, editing, analytical, and oral communication skills including the ability to collect, review, synthesize, and present information and findings.
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills with the ability to have authentic dialogue around sensitive issues including strategic priorities.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines within designated timeframes as well as demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities; strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail with the ability to work both independently, take initiative and contribute ideas for enhancing performance.
  • Exemplary public communication skills and experience participating in national and regional convenings as a panelist or keynote speaker.
  • An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, kindness, and patience necessary to work within a transformative environment.

Additionally, candidates need to bring a strong commitment to excellence and an ability to work in an evolving environment.

How To Apply

For more about the National Center for Family Philanthropy, please visit: www.ncfp.org

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs, Deanna Glick, and Sarah Hecklau of the talent strategy firm, NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

If you would like to submit a nomination for this role, please email Sarah at: shecklau@npag.com

Los Altos, CA

Paralegal, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

ABOUT THE DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION
We work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world. Over our nearly 60-year history, we have worked with thousands of organizations and leaders in the U.S. and worldwide to advance progress in the critical areas of science, ocean and land conservation, climate change, women’s reproductive health and rights, and the well-being of children, families, and communities. At a time of multiple, intertwined crises globally and here in the U.S., the Packard Foundation began in 2021 a long-planned review of our grantmaking strategies. The first step of our process was to rearticulate our vision and mission, reexamine our organizational values, and create a strategic framework that builds on and honors the Packard Foundation’s past while advancing justice and equity in all that we do.

OUR VISION: A just and equitable world where both people and nature flourish.  

Our new vision embraces a future where both people and nature flourish in a more just and equitable world. We explicitly acknowledge that the fate of people and the natural environment are inextricably linked. Solutions to the complex challenges we face must account for this interconnectedness.

OUR MISSION: We work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world. 

Our new mission takes on the critical work of addressing root causes of the challenges we face and mobilizing people for collective action. In addition to building on approaches that have guided our philanthropy for decades — working in partnership, committing to issues over the long-term, and grounding our work in science, knowledge, and data – we focus on understanding the systems that either accelerate or impede progress. It is only through just and equitable systems that we can find and sustain solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face today.

OUR VALUES: Equity, Integrity, Belief in Individual Leadership, Thinking Big, Respect, and Effectiveness. 

In addition to clarifying our long-held values, we added equity. We will champion equity by treating people with dignity, honoring a range of ideas and perspectives from those closest to the issues, creating inclusive processes, and funding people who have been historically excluded to spur progress for all.  For more information, including our definitions of key concepts, please visit our website.

Position Overview

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The purpose of the Office of General Counsel is to oversee all legal work for the Foundation, advise the Board and management, support grantmaking and other activities, and ensure compliance with tax laws governing private foundations.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Paralegal will assist with the day-to-day activities in the Office of the General Counsel and provide legal support to the Foundation’s program and operations staff, while preserving the confidential nature of meetings and documents. The primary responsibility of this position is to support the Office of the General Counsel with corporate governance, contracts, and compliance activities. This full-time position is a new addition to the Office of the General Counsel and supports the work of a growing legal team.

To be successful, the candidate must have in-house transactional legal and/or law firm experience and experience in and knowledge of basic corporate documents, as well as strong project management and problem-solving skills, experience employing research techniques, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Additionally, the candidate shall be highly motivated, capable of self-direction, tech savvy, able to work well collaboratively as part of the team, as well as independently, and able to take initiative on projects and apply sound judgment when solving problems.  The candidate shall also possess a growth mind-set, unwavering work ethic, integrity, strong attention to detail, the ability to listen carefully, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize effectively. The Paralegal must also be comfortable interacting with employees at all levels in the Foundation and possess strong interpersonal skills.

At this time, the Office of the General Counsel comprises five individuals: the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary; a Deputy General Counsel; two Associate General Counsels, and an Operations Coordinator. The Office of General Counsel is responsible for managing the legal issues and the compliance program for the Foundation. We oversee all legal work for the Foundation, including advising the Board, management, and staff, supporting grantmaking and operational activities, and ensuring compliance with laws governing private foundations and our grantmaking in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions.

How To Apply

https://packard.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/120?c=packard

Los Altos, CA

Program Associate, Environment & Science, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

ABOUT THE DAVID AND LUCILE PACKARD FOUNDATION

We work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world. Over our nearly 60-year history, we have worked with thousands of organizations and leaders in the U.S. and worldwide to advance progress in the critical areas of science, ocean and land conservation, climate change, women’s reproductive health and rights, and the well-being of children, families, and communities. At a time of multiple, intertwined crises globally and here in the U.S., the Packard Foundation began in 2021 a long-planned review of our grantmaking strategies. The first step of our process was to rearticulate our vision and mission, reexamine our organizational values, and create a strategic framework that builds on and honors the Packard Foundation’s past while advancing justice and equity in all that we do.

OUR VISION: A just and equitable world where both people and nature flourish.  

Our new vision embraces a future where both people and nature flourish in a more just and equitable world. We explicitly acknowledge that the fate of people and the natural environment are inextricably linked. Solutions to the complex challenges we face must account for this interconnectedness.

OUR MISSION: We work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world. 

Our new mission takes on the critical work of addressing root causes of the challenges we face and mobilizing people for collective action. In addition to building on approaches that have guided our philanthropy for decades — working in partnership, committing to issues over the long-term, and grounding our work in science, knowledge, and data – we focus on understanding the systems that either accelerate or impede progress. It is only through just and equitable systems that we can find and sustain solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face today.

OUR VALUES: Equity, Integrity, Belief in Individual Leadership, Thinking Big, Respect, and Effectiveness. 

In addition to clarifying our long-held values, we added equity. We will champion equity by treating people with dignity, honoring a range of ideas and perspectives from those closest to the issues, creating inclusive processes, and funding people who have been historically excluded to spur progress for all.  For more information, including our definitions of key concepts, please visit our website.

Position Overview

ABOUT THE ROLE
The Program Associate (PA) is the main point of contact for our grantees when it comes to ensuring the grantmaking cycle and process is understood, effective, and streamlined. Through partnership with the grantees, an understanding of their needs, and strong knowledge of our internal processes, the Program Associate works with many internal and external partners to contribute to Initiative and Foundation goals.

This role will be responsible for leading, developing, and implementing the operations for our Forests for People and Climate Initiative (FPCI). They will partner closely with multiple local and international Environment and Science Program Officers (POs) and regional advisors, to ensure effective implementation of our climate strategies, with our work always centered around grantees. Environment and Science (E&S) supports work to achieve the Foundation’s three goals, with a particular focus on the goal of protecting and restoring our natural world. To do this, we champion bold climate solutions, an ocean that sustains us, and scientific innovation and discovery to secure the health and future of people and planet. Across our globe, the fate of both people and our natural world are inextricably linked, and all solutions must account for both. Within E&S, FPCI contributes to a collaborative program of donors, non-governmental organizations, and civil society organizations, that brings to bear the ambition, focus, knowledge, and partnerships required to halt and reverse tropical deforestation while delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation. An interest in or passion for the environment and some knowledge of Indonesian Bahasa is preferred, but not required.

This position reports to the Program Operations Manager and joins a team of passionate individuals committed to developing effective processes and strong, trust-based relationships, designed to support the needs of our grantees.

How To Apply

https://packard.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/122?c=packard

Los Angeles or Oakland

Chief of Staff (CoS), The California Wellness Foundation

The Organization

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

The foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolios.

Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 45 located in its Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 13-member Board located throughout the state
of California. The foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment, and safety.

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

Position Overview

The California Wellness Foundation seeks a highly strategic, collaborative, adaptable, and action-oriented leader as Chief of Staff (CoS) to support the leadership of Lori Cox, the Vice President of Programs (VPP), in the Grants Program Department. This is an exciting time to join the team, as the VPP implements her vision entering her second year leading the department, and a new Cal Wellness long-term strategy is on the horizon. The CoS will serve as deputy to the VPP in managing the department, and support and oversee a wide range of programs related activities including strategy, grantmaking, staffing, learning, special projects, and program operations. The CoS will also support grant making from the VPP’s office and ensure the prioritization of critical issues for the VPP to help facilitate timely decision-making. The CoS may also provide leadership within one or more of the Advancing Wellness (AW) portfolios including grantmaking, strategy, and learning – with a focus on areas outside of the main portfolios. This position will be the ultimate high-level utility player.

The CoS will serve as a senior leader and creative thought partner to the VPP bringing and building upon innovative ideas to enhance processes, systems, relationships, and outcomes. As the eyes and ears of the VPP, the CoS will leverage exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain strong relationships within the department and across the Foundation, breaking down silos and building bridges to conceive of and/or implement complex initiatives; build internal capacity; and step in, when needed, as a representative of the VPP, Grants Program Department, and Foundation. The ideal candidate will possess deep understanding of and direct experience in grant making programs; be passionate about the Foundation’s mission, vision and values; and enjoy hands-on leadership, coaching, and execution as part of a sizeable, passionate team. The CoS will supervisor one or more staff, and will have leadership presence, management
experience, and a passion for developing teams and individuals.

THE GRANTS PROGRAM DEPARTMENT

The CoS will join Call Wellness’ diverse and highly collaborative 14-person Grants Program team headed by and reporting directly to the Vice President of Programs.
The Grants Program Department leads grantmaking, internal evaluations, and organizational learning for the Foundation. The CoS will provide high-level strategic support and counsel within the Department on grantmaking priorities and special
projects; overall strategy; budget and operations; and external engagement working effectively with Program Directors, Officers, Coordinators, and executive support staff. The CoS will bring expertise and bold thinking to help integrate strategies across the Advancing Wellness (AW) portfolios,enhance the grant review process, and pilot potential solutions that further Grants Program goals. The CoS will also work with the VPP and in close collaboration with other departments to ensure cohesive and compelling overarching strategy and team. The CoS will also engage and interact regularly with the CEO, the executive management team, and the Board of Directors.

How To Apply

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to references) by 5:00 pm PT on Friday, February 10, 2023.

Applicants must apply online through the link on their website:  https://www.calwellness.org/mission/employment/#op-556943-chief-of-staff-programs

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

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

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

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

Los Angeles, CA

Chief of Staff, Programs, The California Wellness Foundation

The Organization

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

The foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion. As the foundation looks to the future, it is pursuing new and innovative strategies beyond its core grantmaking to advance its mission, including implementation of new technology systems, development of its public affairs capacity, and establishing mission- and program-related investment portfolios.

Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 45 located in its Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 13-member Board located throughout the state of California. The foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education,
employment, and safety.

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

Position Overview

The California Wellness Foundation seeks a highly strategic, collaborative, adaptable, and action-oriented leader as Chief of Staff (CoS) to support the leadership of Lori Cox, the Vice President of Programs (VPP), in the Grants Program Department. This is an exciting time to join the team, as the VPP implements her vision entering her second year leading the department, and a new Cal Wellness long-term strategy is on the horizon. The CoS will serve as deputy to the VPP in managing the department, and support and oversee a wide range of programs related activities including strategy, grantmaking, staffing, learning, special projects, and program operations. The CoS will also support grant making from the VPP’s office and ensure the prioritization of critical issues for the VPP to help facilitate timely decision-making. The CoS may also provide leadership within one or more of the  Advancing Wellness (AW) portfolios – including grantmaking, strategy, and learning – with a focus on areas outside of the main portfolios. This position will be the ultimate high-level utility player.

The CoS will serve as a senior leader and creative thought partner to the VPP bringing and building upon innovative ideas to enhance processes, systems, relationships, and outcomes. As the eyes and ears of the VPP, the CoS will leverage exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain strong relationships within the department and across the Foundation, breaking down silos and building bridges to conceive of and/or implement complex initiatives; build internal capacity; and step in, when needed, as a representative of the VPP, Grants Program Department, and Foundation. The ideal candidate will possess deep understand- ing of and direct experience in grant making programs; be passionate about the Foundation’s mission, vision and values; and enjoy hands-on leadership, coaching, and execution as part of a sizeable, passionate team. The CoS will supervisor one or more staff, and will have leadership presence, management experience, and a passion for developing teams and individuals.

https://www.calwellness.org/mission/employment/#op-556943-chief-of-staff-programs

How To Apply

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to references) by 5:00 pm PT on Friday, February 10, 2023.

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

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

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

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

Los Angeles, CA

Director of Communications, Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation

The Organization

The Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation exists to strengthen the social fabric of America. We’re a national social impact funder at the intersection of music, public space and community building that partners with nonprofits to build a more equitable, healthy, and thriving future for all. We realize our mission of building community through music through two core programs: the Levitt venue program and the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards. In 2023, more than 650 free outdoor Levitt concerts will take place in 42 towns and cities across America, bringing joy to more than 750,000 people of all ages and backgrounds.

The Levitt Foundation is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) throughout our organization and all aspects of our work, recognizing this commitment as essential to realizing the Levitt mission. We value having a team with a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, and skills so our approach to grantmaking is well-rounded and the connection with our team members and the communities we support is authentic. We strive to create a positive working culture through professional development opportunities, employee recognition, and team-building events and activities. We focus on creating a working environment that promotes collaboration and fairness. Our commitment to EDI fosters a culture where team members can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We believe in the value of every individual and encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity. To learn more about the national Levitt network and the Levitt Foundation, visit levitt.org.

Position Overview

Position Summary

The Director of Communications develops and implements comprehensive communications strategies to build national visibility for the Levitt Foundation and the national network of Levitt music venues and Levitt AMP concert sites. This position is responsible for a broad spectrum of the organization’s internal and external communications, including, but not limited to, media and public relations, brand management, and social media. The Director of Communications manages a variety of communications vehicles (print, web, social media, and film) to support Levitt programs and advance the vision, mission, and core values of the Levitt Foundation, creates movement messaging for the field, and develops metrics to track the effectiveness of communications initiatives and activities. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Deputy Director.

Responsibilities

  • Strategize and develop overall communications efforts, campaigns, content through lines, etc., in partnership with Foundation senior leadership and the Levitt network
  • Stay current on topics relevant to Levitt’s mission and core values, case for support, and position in the field: arts grantmaking, third spaces, creative placemaking, arts accessibility, designing livable communities, music, EDI, etc.
  • Conceptualize and author compelling values- and mission-driven content for communications and collateral materials that tells the Levitt story through multiple lenses, including, but not limited to, brochures, eblasts, one sheets, and grantee toolkits
  • Supervise Communications team consisting of 2-3 full-time staff and one part-time Communications Fellow
  • Collaborate with designers on all communications vehicles, website, and collateral materials
  • In partnership with Deputy Director, oversee the dynamic Levitt Foundation website and blog; write/edit engaging website and blog content, integrate multimedia and interactive content, manage ongoing updates, and ensure new and consistent information that integrates values-driven messaging and content is posted regularly
  • Oversee management of Levitt AMP microsite and ensure smooth transition throughout various phases of the grant cycle
  • Develop communications resources for the Levitt network
  • Direct comprehensive social media strategy and multipronged online presence, including approving daily social media posts created by the Digital Communications Associate; management of recurring social campaigns and series on the Levitt national blog; develop engaging content that leads to measurable results; manage online and social media advertising
  • Manage #MusicMoves hashtag campaign through eblasts, social media, and website, including selection of winners; develop and manage future campaigns
  • Develop content and manage distribution of The Levitt Effect external e-newsletter and ongoing internal communications to the Levitt network
  • Oversee messaging, collateral materials, and media partnerships for the Levitt National Tour, coordinating with artist management and Friends of Levitt partners to maximize promotional opportunities and audience engagement
  • Develop media plans and work in partnership with Deputy Director to facilitate effective PR campaigns to support national initiatives, as measured by media placements and audience impressions
  • Proactively seek media attention in partnership with Deputy Director
  • Negotiate and manage media partnerships; manage media relations; write press releases and ad copy
  • Develop concepts for and manage production of multimedia content, including videos created in-house and in collaboration with contracted film crew in partnership with Foundation senior leadership and the Levitt network
  • Oversee and analyze metrics provided by Communications team members to assess the effectiveness of communications initiatives and activities; provide quarterly reports to Foundation senior leadership
  • In partnership with Foundation senior leadership, identify and secure speaking opportunities to elevate the Foundation’s visibility; assist with developing effective presentations
  • Identify and submit proposals for awards, recognitions, and honors for the Levitt Foundation and the Levitt network
  • Help develop talking points and ongoing media training to organization representatives to ensure confidence and knowledge in delivering consistent messages of the Foundation, Levitt programs, and the Levitt mission and core values during interviews and at events and in the field
  • Oversee management of the email database, photo library, and artist database in collaboration with Communications team members
  • Oversee management of media tracking in collaboration with Communications team members
  • Manage relationships with communications, public relations, and marketing agencies
  • Serve as brand steward to ensure all communications efforts maintain brand integrity and consistent messaging that is values driven
  • Serve as a Levitt ambassador, and at times as a spokesperson, at events on occasional nights and weekends, including but not limited to, benefits, concerts, conferences, and Levitt events
  • Occasional travel to conduct grantee site visits and attend conferences pertinent to the Foundation and field (average 3-5 trips annually)
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 8+ years of experience in a professional communications setting, ideally in-house
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including superior editing and proofreading skills, with expertise writing and shaping creative content that is lively, engaging, and relevant
  • Gifted storyteller, with the ability to craft clear and engaging narratives for multiple audiences
  • Ability to effectively communicate organization mission and program impact through multiple lenses, connecting themes and objectives across sectors to tell the larger story
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent creative skills as displayed through previous projects
  • Supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of WordPress, Keynote, PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Demonstrated commitment to mission-driven work in the arts, creative placemaking, arts for social impact, equitable civic revitalization, and/or a related field
  • Genuine passion for music and ability to write about artists and various music genres
  • Experience working in the philanthropic sector is preferred, but not required
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities
  • Highly motivated individual who also excels in a collaborative setting

Application Submission

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to search@levitt.org, including “Levitt Foundation Director of Communications” in the subject line.

The Levitt Foundation offers a dynamic work environment and competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), and other benefits. EEO/AAW employer.

Los Angeles, CA

Sr. Manager, Leadership Giving & Impact (Fundraising), The Wilderness Society

The Organization

The Wilderness Society focuses on making America’s system of public lands part of the solution to the most pressing conservation challenges of today: climate change, unprecedented species extinction and inequitable access to nature’s benefits.

Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has been uniting people to protect America’s wild places. The Wilderness Society has led the charge to protect 111 million acres of wilderness since its founding and has directly contributed to the passage of almost every major conservation law while fighting hard against attempts to undermine them.

The Wilderness Society envisions a future where people and wild nature flourish together, meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing planet.

Position Overview

Location: This position will be a remote role based in Los Angeles Metro area

 To Apply: Please submit resume & Cover letter by February 5th  

General Description

The main objective for the Sr. Manager, Leadership Giving & Impact is to identify, qualify and solicit major gifts in Southern California in support of TWS’s strategic plan.

The Sr. Manager, Leadership Giving & Impact will play a critical role in TWS’s comprehensive campaign by cultivating and expanding TWS’s major gift donor base in Southern California, a key donor market and center for our Southern California Mountains Landscape. This position is responsible for managing relationships and securing support from a portfolio of 100-125 major gift prospects and donors, defined as having capacity to make a gift of $100,000 or more over three years. Working in collaboration with the Director of Major Gifts and in coordination with department and program colleagues, the Sr. Manager, Leadership Giving & Impact will develop and execute strategies for qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for major gifts.

This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes.  TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Philanthropy Officer will integrate these priorities throughout our major gift work.  Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

·       Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of 100-125 major donors and prospects.

·       Participates fully in comprehensive campaign initiatives, including qualifying suspects identified by TWS’s wealth screening.

·       Conducts 10-12 personal visits with prospects and donors per month, and initiates at least 15 strategic solicitations per year.

·       Develops a regional revenue budget based on portfolio capacity, performance and program needs.

·       Leverages volunteer opportunities and special events as individual cultivation and engagement tools.

·       Participates on the Southern California Mountains Landscape Team, working with program colleagues to communicate our conservation vision to external audiences.

·       Following a pilot launch of TWS’s Regional Advisory Committee in the Pacific Northwest (calendar year 2023), this position has an aspirational goal of launching a similar Advisory Committee in Southern California.

·       Works in close collaboration with colleagues across philanthropy department and program to identify and engage donors with TWS programs, local and national, that align with donor interest.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience & Competencies

·       Minimum 3 years experience in major gift fundraising.

·       Proven ability to engage and develop support from high net worth philanthropists.

·       Possesses a “generalist” toolkit and approach; comfortable understanding and synthesizing complex information across TWS’s program work.

·       Strong collaborator with a track record of working with others from a wide diversity of backgrounds, skillsets and lived experiences. Comfortable with finding ways to upskill others.

·       Exceptional interpersonal skills. Possesses ability to motivate volunteers and donors, and communicate with key program and executive staff. Demonstrated ability to use problem solving skills for resolving donor questions and issues.

·       Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines in a busy work environment.

·       Experience with donor database or customer relationship management systems to track gifts and ensure complete, secure, and private records. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

Desired Characteristics

·       Keen interest and/or experience in bringing an equity lens to major gift fundraising, including increasing the racial diversity of TWS’s major gift donor base.

·       Continuously uses feedback and embodies a growth mindset to improve work product and personal development. Confident in giving and receiving feedback to other team members.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to adverse weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of experience, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan.  TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

TWS has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all staff reporting to a TWS office or engaging in in-person work meetings.  There is an exception to the vaccine mandate for any staff who have an objection because of a medical or religious reason.  We will do our best to devise reasonable accommodation that respects your objection while balancing the competing demands of your specific position.

As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are.  Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day.  Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive.  We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.

 

To learn more about our commitment, please see http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-society

 

How To Apply

Please visit our website at: https://www.wilderness.org/careers-internships

Milwaukee, WI

President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee

The Organization

For 47 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee has created and supported mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. During the history of this organization, more than 50,000 young people have had their lives changed through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has done this by creating meaningful, purposeful, relationships between adult volunteers and children in the Metro Milwaukee area. Nearly 90% of the youth served come from low-income households, 65% have been raised by a single parent, and 85% are people of color. It has never been more vital to break the cycle of poverty and provide equal access to opportunities.

The demand for BBBS services has never been greater. This organization is an essential asset in the Milwaukee community, strengthening the networks of services available to vulnerable families.  Research proves that one-on-one mentoring fosters developmental, educational, and lifelong success in youth.  BBBS will need to be creative and inventive in its programs in the new post-Covid world. To continue to have impact and serve the youth who are the citizens and community leaders of tomorrow, the tried-and-true model will need to be one of the programmatic options, not the only option, to meet the current and future needs of youth facing adversity in Metro Milwaukee.

Position Overview

BBBS seeks a leader who is passionate about the transformational power of mentoring. This leader will work collaboratively with stakeholders, partners, donors, volunteers, Board, and staff in a dynamic operating environment. This person nurtures a culture that is grounded in a shared vision, fosters vibrant teamwork, pursues quality, supports equity and diversity, and engenders mutual respect. This dynamic leader will inspire stakeholders, community leaders, partners, donors, Board, and staff to work collaboratively to achieve the vision of BBBS as a place where everyone can prosper and reach their full potential.

This is a high-energy position for a dynamic leader who is excited about expanding opportunities for youth through the impact of mentoring.  This results-oriented innovator works collaboratively with teams and diverse constituencies to achieve goals. This person will be aware of the social injustices in the community and will be actively incorporating BBBS mentoring services into the community solution.

Valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrating those values through all aspects of this leader’s work will be critical to this role. Being a strong advocate for the organization, the staff and themselves will be highly valued. A collaborative style, servant leadership mindset, dynamic personal presence, natural optimism, humility, good listening skills, and a sense of humor are important personal attributes we seek.

The candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in management or a related field and senior executive experience in an organization of a comparable budget, staff, and program size and complexity. A master’s degree is preferred. Demonstration of continuing professional education, accreditation in a professional field and/or nonprofit board leadership would be highly desirable.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is between $155,000 and $175,000 and will be commensurate with experience. The compensation package will be inclusive of a board-designated annual bonus of 10% of base salary with the ability to double the bonus based on performance and at the discretion of the Board. BBBS offers a benefits program that is inclusive of but not limited to a group health (PPO plan), dental, vision, nine paid holidays, paid time off, and a retirement savings program.

How To Apply

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3XJjhHn. (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, visit https://www.bbbsmilwaukee.org.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

 Big Brothers Big Sisters has a sincere commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. The agency supports hiring and promoting employees on the basis of qualification without regard to race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other federal, state, or local protected class. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to the above-named characteristics. Further, all employees are required to have and provide a proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States.

All personnel actions, such as recruitment, selection, placement, training, compensation, fringe benefits, and terms and conditions of employment, will be administered without regard to the above-named characteristics. All staff members are expected to comply with this policy. In order to maintain a diverse workforce that is representative of the agency’s client population, BBBS will conduct targeted employee and volunteer recruitment utilizing a diverse group of agencies and publications.

Montclair, NJ

Vice President for Development, Montclair State University

The Organization

Montclair State University is a nationally recognized Research Doctoral University that empowers students, faculty, and researchers to exceed expectations and drive innovation. Montclair State University delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated, and diverse academic environment. Building on 114 years of distinguished history, Montclair today has ten colleges and schools that serve more than 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 200 doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degree programs.

Montclair ranks among the top 20 universities nationally for social mobility and is noted for its exceptional student that far exceed experts’ predictions. Montclair is also one of only two federally designated Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) in New Jersey and the largest in the state. Situated just 12 miles from New York City on a beautiful 252-acre suburban campus, the University welcomes a diverse population of students representing 42 U.S. states and territories and 113 countries. As an HSI institution, Montclair State University is majority-minority serving. More than 33% of undergraduate students are the first in their family to pursue higher education and nearly 44% are Pell eligible. Montclair also ranks in the top 13% of 4,500 postsecondary institutions in the U.S. for return on investment.

In addition to a broad range of traditional programs, Montclair State University offers programs in more contemporary and evolving areas such as Molecular Biology, Nutritional Science, Public Health, Child Advocacy, TV/Digital Media and Sports, Events and Tourism Marketing, Recording Arts, Data Science, Business Analytics as well as cross-disciplinary programs in areas such as justice studies, sustainability, language engineering, computational linguistics, and math education. Montclair has a doctoral program in Teacher Education and Teacher Development that is one of very few in the nation that explicitly prepares educators of teachers. Montclair offers a Ph.D. in Environmental Management which combines interdisciplinary research in the sciences with training in management and policy formation, as well as a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Montclair State University also offers a Ph.D. in Communication and Speech Disorders and the Au.D. in Audiology occupying one of the finest clinical and research facilities in the tri-state region. The instructional programs of Montclair are distributed among the following colleges and schools: 1) College of Humanities and Social Sciences; 2) College of Education and Human Services; 3) College of Science and Mathematics, 4) Feliciano School of Business; 5) College of the Arts; 6) John J. Cali School of Music, 7) School of Communication and Media, 8) School of Nursing and 9) The Graduate School.

KEY FACTS 

  • Founded as the New Jersey State Normal School at Montclair in 1908
  • Located in New Jersey communities of Montclair, Little Falls, and Clifton
  • Main campus encompasses 252 acres
  • Over 300 majors, minors, concentrations, and certificate programs; over 200 degree programs
  • 21,784 total students, the largest enrollment in Montclair history
  • 17,290 undergraduate students
  •   4,494 graduate students
  • 22 residential communities capable of housing 5,200 students
  • Student to teacher ratio: 17 to 1
  • Average class size: 24.5
  • Recent faculty awards and honors include a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, a Carnegie Fellowship, and multiple National Science Foundation Early Career Award winners.

 FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Montclair State University’s annual budget for the current fiscal year is $430 million.
  • To support its commitment to affordability, MSU has consistently maintained tuition rates among the lowest of the four-year public colleges and universities in the state, and increased scholarship funding by more than 63 percent over the past five years.
  • Keeping low tuition rates has been challenging in a state that historically does not fund its institutions well. While general operating support allocated by the State of New Jersey has increased by almost one-third in the current fiscal year, state appropriations fund only 21 percent of the operating budget today, compared to 46 percent in 2001.
  • Credit ratings agencies continue to rate Montclair State University as a financially strong and stable university. Moody’s currently rates MSU as A2, and Fitch as A+ with a stable outlook.
  • Montclair State University has enjoyed much recent success at developing additional revenue sources. Extramural research funding has trended strongly upward, reaching a record high of $22 million received in the most recent fiscal year.
  • Philanthropy is also becoming a more important source of funding. The Soar campaign, which concluded on June 30, 2020, raised $82 million (exceeding its goal of $75 million). The campaign, the biggest in MSU’s history, was fueled by gifts from 20,000 donors. It helped to increase the institution’s endowment to its current high watermark of $90 million.

Position Overview

THE OPPORTUNITY

Montclair State University seeks a dynamic, experienced and growth-minded development leader to serve as its next Vice President for Development. Reporting directly to President Jonathan Koppell, the next Vice President will play a critical leadership role as the chief development officer for the University and leader of the MSU Foundation.  The Vice President is a member of the President’s Cabinet, and, together with the University’s other senior administrators, shares broad responsibilities to advance the mission, reputation, and capacity of the University to fulfill its important purposes.

This is an exciting time to join Montclair as President Koppell has laid out an ambitious agenda with the goal of establishing Montclair as the model of a 21st century public-serving research university.  This is already taking shape with the acquisition of Bloomfield College, launch of the Next Generation Service Corps and externally-funded collaborative community projects in nearby communities. The University has been singled out in rankings and news coverage as an emerging star that is worthy of attention and tracking in the years ahead.

The Vice President for Development will work closely with Koppell to identify philanthropic investors who are attracted to this vision which includes an institution dedicated to accessibility, excellence and civic engagement. This includes activating an alumni base of more than 130,000, who are dedicated but represent an underdeveloped resources, as well as building more support from a surrounding community of high-net worth individuals who embrace the progressive mission of the University. The Vice President will receive the full support of the President and the Board of Trustees in amplifying the University’s development efforts.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and lead the University’s strategies for identification and cultivation of prospects, closing major gifts and leveraging data and analytics to drive fundraising.
  • Cultivate and steward current and future donors, and raise the visibility of philanthropy within the University community.
  • Provide exemplary leadership to the existing development team while planning for expansion in the future.
  • Oversee all aspects of Montclair State University’s development operation, which includes major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, alumni engagement, annual giving and donor relations, and the Foundation.
  • Direct a team of experienced development professionals responsible for progressive results towards the University’s fundraising goals.
  • Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive fundraising program for the University.
  • Build strong relationships with an expanded donor community, including corporations, foundations, individual philanthropists, and alumni.
  • Expand the University’s fundraising achievements such as, Soar, The Campaign for Montclair State University, where the University achieved close to $82 million exceeding its goal of $75 million; $20 million gift to the School of Business, the largest donation in the University’s history; endowment in excess of $100 million.

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with substantial and successful fundraising experience in a public or private university environment or closely-related non-profit environment.
  • A track record of substantial major gift acquisition.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team-building experience.
  • Familiarity with the laws, regulations, and professional standards related to fundraising.
  • Outstanding written, face-to-face, and presentation communication skills and the capacity to influence, with sincerity and passion, for a mission-driven public institution of higher education.
  • Absolute integrity and comfort working in a large, highly diverse, public institution.

PREFERRED:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A track record of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion; experience building and leading in an inclusive environment.
  • Experience working with a variety of financial vehicles related to gifting methodologies.
  • Experience working effectively with various information management systems related to fundraising and donor accountability, such as Raiser’s Edge.
  • Familiarity with best practices and effective options of annual giving programs, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts programs, etc.
  • Knowledge of, and the capacity to function effectively in, the competitive and fast-paced New Jersey/New York City region.
  • Proven ability to function effectively in a dynamic environment with multiple and changing priorities and objectives.
  • Experience serving as a key consultant and advisor to a president or other senior executive on matters of donor, board relations, and philanthropic initiatives.
  • Ability to apply professional expertise as the chief development officer and fundraising strategist to the broader Montclair State University community, its leadership, and internal stakeholders.

For further details, visit: https://www-dev.montclair.edu/vp-development-prospectus/

How To Apply

To apply, visit:  https://montclair.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/JobOpportunities/job/Vice-President-for-Development_R1002732

Procedure for Candidacy: Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.

New York, NY

Managing Director, Operations, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Organization

The Rockefeller Foundation is a pioneering philanthropy built on collaborative partnerships at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation that enable individuals, families, and communities to flourish. We work to promote the well-being of humanity and make opportunity universal and sustainable. Our focus is on scaling renewable energy for all, stimulating economic mobility, and ensuring equitable access to health care and nutritious food.

The Rockefeller Foundation is a pioneering philanthropy built on collaborative partnerships at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation that enable individuals, families, and communities to flourish. We work to promote the well-being of humanity and make opportunity universal and sustainable. Our focus is on scaling renewable energy for all, stimulating economic mobility, and ensuring equitable access to health care and nutritious food.

Position Overview

The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) is seeking a Managing Director to support the Chief Operating Officer. The Managing Director of Operations will serve as a key strategic thought partner and operations lead, who will be responsible for driving organizational alignment across people, strategies, workflows, and systems, encouraging cross-functional collaboration and a mutual pursuit of organizational goals. They will work with all the Operations teams to implement and strengthen processes and conditions with a holistic approach, requiring big-picture thinking while monitoring project-based tasks needed to operationalize enterprise objectives.

Pay Range: $221, 817 – $297,428. This represents the present low and high end of the Foundation’s pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary based on various factors, including but not limited to experience.

Work Schedule: This role will be onsite 4-5 days a week

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Chief Operating Officer in strategic operational goals and priorities, becoming a trusted thought partner in driving organizational culture and alignment. Serve as the COO’s liaison for key internal decision-making areas as needed.
  • Anticipate and balance the needs of the Chief Operating Officer and colleagues, understanding where and when resources need to be directed for optimal impact.
  • Identify, prioritize, and successfully execute strategic operational initiatives in partnership with Organizational Development and Program Strategy teams corresponding with overall Foundation goals.
  • Liaise and collaborate with program leads and the PLT strategy team to ensure the successful execution of the work and the long-term operationalizing of the workstreams.
  • Collaborate with Operation team leads to ensure the successful operationalizing of headquarters and convening space, inclusive of our climate strategy initiatives.
  • Support new and ongoing projects and efforts, with the ability to solve problems with respective team members and experts across the Foundation (e.g., Human Resources, Organizational & Learning Development, Foundation Services, Finance).
  • Support and execute the strategy that drives the migration of RF operating systems from Atlas to Salesforce.
  • Collaborate on the execution of the transformation of internal communications.
  • Demonstrate leadership by setting an expectation of cohesiveness, promoting synergies, and influencing others across the Foundation, to drive cross-functional collaboration in a mutual pursuit of organizational goals.
  • Champion our values by maintaining accountability and setting clear directives and expectations that enable operational excellence and efficiency.

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • 12+ years of experience leading global strategic operations in a non-profit organization, foundation, or equally fast-paced, goal-oriented enterprise; experience in management consulting a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree in business or operations management preferred.
  • Finds professional passion in, and excels at, designing, managing, and simplifying operations and processes in matrixed organizations to improve efficiency and impact.
  • Experience planning, developing, delivering, and evaluating strategic operational initiatives maximizing the benefits and minimizing challenges of organizational change.
  • Experience partnering or working within strategy and/or program units, and enterprise operations or shared services business units to ensure the operational support accelerates mission and strategic objectives.
  • High emotional intelligence, a strong sense of collaboration, and an ability to navigate complexity with strategic and analytic savvy.
  • Highly organized with the ability to wear multiple hats in a dynamic, fast-moving environment; a solution-oriented team player who manages toward clarity.
  • Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders having cultivated effective facilitation, influencing conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Experience leading teams with global, remote, and onsite team members
  • Exceptional communication skills, able to develop and communicate executive-level presentations for internal and external stakeholders ranging from community leaders to foreign dignitaries.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Balances Stakeholders: Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • Cultivates Innovation: Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Develops Talent: Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Manages Complexity: Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Values Differences: Recognizes the value of different perspectives and commits to inclusion, equity, and diversity in every aspect of work.

About The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation is a pioneering philanthropy built on collaborative partnerships at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation that enable individuals, families, and communities to flourish. We work to promote the well-being of humanity and make opportunity universal and sustainable. Our focus is on scaling renewable energy for all, stimulating economic mobility, and ensuring equitable access to health care and nutritious food.

The Rockefeller Foundation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes health insurance programs, tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment, a generous 401K, parental leave, and various forms of paid time off, all to help our employees feel energized, cared for, and engaged.

As an organization, we focus on six values to advance our culture and continue our success. We are dedicated to being TransparentOptimisticAccountableCollaborative, Trusted, and Equitable. We operate from a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything that we do. It is not only the right thing to do – we could not make an impact without our team members’ diverse perspectives and experiences. We expect all employees at the Foundation to contribute by developing their unique perspectives and talent, challenging conventional wisdom through evidence and reason, and amplifying marginalized voices.

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status, or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=24726181-f57f-46a1-824d-3c8a89c3328a&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=450047&lang=en_US&source=EN

New York, NY

Managing Director, Operations, The Rockefeller Foundation

The Organization

The Rockefeller Foundation is a pioneering philanthropy built on collaborative partnerships at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation that enable individuals, families, and communities to flourish. We work to promote the well-being of humanity and make opportunity universal and sustainable. Our focus is on scaling renewable energy for all, stimulating economic mobility, and ensuring equitable access to health care and nutritious food.

The Rockefeller Foundation is a pioneering philanthropy built on collaborative partnerships at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation that enable individuals, families, and communities to flourish. We work to promote the well-being of humanity and make opportunity universal and sustainable. Our focus is on scaling renewable energy for all, stimulating economic mobility, and ensuring equitable access to health care and nutritious food.

Position Overview

The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) is seeking a Managing Director to support the Chief Operating Officer. The Managing Director of Operations will serve as a key strategic thought partner and operations lead, who will be responsible for driving organizational alignment across people, strategies, workflows, and systems, encouraging cross-functional collaboration and a mutual pursuit of organizational goals. They will work with all the Operations teams to implement and strengthen processes and conditions with a holistic approach, requiring big-picture thinking while monitoring project-based tasks needed to operationalize enterprise objectives.

Pay Range: $221, 817 – $297,428. This represents the present low and high end of the Foundation’s pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary based on various factors, including but not limited to experience.

Work Schedule: This role will be onsite 4-5 days a week

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Chief Operating Officer in strategic operational goals and priorities, becoming a trusted thought partner in driving organizational culture and alignment. Serve as the COO’s liaison for key internal decision-making areas as needed.
  • Anticipate and balance the needs of the Chief Operating Officer and colleagues, understanding where and when resources need to be directed for optimal impact.
  • Identify, prioritize, and successfully execute strategic operational initiatives in partnership with Organizational Development and Program Strategy teams corresponding with overall Foundation goals.
  • Liaise and collaborate with program leads and the PLT strategy team to ensure the successful execution of the work and the long-term operationalizing of the workstreams.
  • Collaborate with Operation team leads to ensure the successful operationalizing of headquarters and convening space, inclusive of our climate strategy initiatives.
  • Support new and ongoing projects and efforts, with the ability to solve problems with respective team members and experts across the Foundation (e.g., Human Resources, Organizational & Learning Development, Foundation Services, Finance).
  • Support and execute the strategy that drives the migration of RF operating systems from Atlas to Salesforce.
  • Collaborate on the execution of the transformation of internal communications.
  • Demonstrate leadership by setting an expectation of cohesiveness, promoting synergies, and influencing others across the Foundation, to drive cross-functional collaboration in a mutual pursuit of organizational goals.
  • Champion our values by maintaining accountability and setting clear directives and expectations that enable operational excellence and efficiency.

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • 12+ years of experience leading global strategic operations in a non-profit organization, foundation, or equally fast-paced, goal-oriented enterprise; experience in management consulting a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree in business or operations management preferred.
  • Finds professional passion in, and excels at, designing, managing, and simplifying operations and processes in matrixed organizations to improve efficiency and impact.
  • Experience planning, developing, delivering, and evaluating strategic operational initiatives maximizing the benefits and minimizing challenges of organizational change.
  • Experience partnering or working within strategy and/or program units, and enterprise operations or shared services business units to ensure the operational support accelerates mission and strategic objectives.
  • High emotional intelligence, a strong sense of collaboration, and an ability to navigate complexity with strategic and analytic savvy.
  • Highly organized with the ability to wear multiple hats in a dynamic, fast-moving environment; a solution-oriented team player who manages toward clarity.
  • Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders having cultivated effective facilitation, influencing conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Experience leading teams with global, remote, and onsite team members
  • Exceptional communication skills, able to develop and communicate executive-level presentations for internal and external stakeholders ranging from community leaders to foreign dignitaries.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Balances Stakeholders: Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • Cultivates Innovation: Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Develops Talent: Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Manages Complexity: Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Values Differences: Recognizes the value of different perspectives and commits to inclusion, equity, and diversity in every aspect of work.

About The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation is a pioneering philanthropy built on collaborative partnerships at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation that enable individuals, families, and communities to flourish. We work to promote the well-being of humanity and make opportunity universal and sustainable. Our focus is on scaling renewable energy for all, stimulating economic mobility, and ensuring equitable access to health care and nutritious food.

The Rockefeller Foundation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes health insurance programs, tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment, a generous 401K, parental leave, and various forms of paid time off, all to help our employees feel energized, cared for, and engaged.

As an organization, we focus on six values to advance our culture and continue our success. We are dedicated to being TransparentOptimisticAccountableCollaborative, Trusted, and Equitable. We operate from a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything that we do. It is not only the right thing to do – we could not make an impact without our team members’ diverse perspectives and experiences. We expect all employees at the Foundation to contribute by developing their unique perspectives and talent, challenging conventional wisdom through evidence and reason, and amplifying marginalized voices.

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status, or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

1. Go to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=24726181-f57f-46a1-824d-3c8a89c3328a&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=450047&lang=en_US&source=EN

2. Select ‘Apply’ to submit an application

New York, NY

Senior Coordinator, Mid-Level Giving, National Audubon Society

The Organization

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.

Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

National Audubon Society’s mid-level program, the Great Egret Society, started in 2018. Since then, it has grown to almost 10,000 members and $2.9M in annual income, with significant growth realized over the past 12 months. The Senior Coordinator, Mid-Level Giving will provide critical support to the mid-level donor program to help it achieve future growth.

Responsibilities include offline and online campaign production oversight, donor stewardship, support with budget management, inventory, and administrative tasks.

This position will report to the Senior Manager, Mid-Level Giving, and is based in Audubon’s New York headquarters, with the option to work remote. This position would suit an organized, proactive, and detailed go-getter, looking to grow in the non-profit/direct response marketing sector.

The Senior Coordinator, Mid-Level Giving will be responsible for the various functions related to direct marketing campaigns, including campaign production oversight, invoice processing, and general administrative support. They will work closely with the Senior Manager, Mid-Level Giving to manage projects, ensuring campaigns are produced on time and on budget, and to act as a member services liaison for mid-level donors. This position will also work closely with other internal groups at the National Audubon Society (Finance, Operations, IT, Customer Service, and Development) and outside vendors.

Essential Functions

• Coordinate and review data for all mid-level direct response campaigns, and work with Direct Response and IT to understand and troubleshoot any data issues.
• Review and assist with all production functions related to both online and offline campaigns (copy, art and print review, set-ups, production costs, etc.).
• Manage production schedules and contact calendars for mid-level campaigns.
• Manage responses to Great Egret Society donor inbox and Insight Panel inquiries, escalate issues to Senior Manager, Mid-Level Giving or Senior Director, Direct Response Marketing, as needed.
• Support the production of our monthly donor Insight Panel surveys.
• Maintain and reconcile inventory of materials for mid-level program.
• Coordinate projects with several variables, delivering on budget and on time.
• Support Senior Manager, Mid-Level Giving with donor service inquiries for mid-level donors.
• Provide administrative support, including contracts management; invoice tracking and processing; budget/expense tracking; and meeting coordination.
• Work with internal resources and external partners in a professional and courteous way on various projects and campaigns.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or a closely related field and at least 3 years of professional experience preferred; prior experience in a non-profit setting preferred but not required. Equivalent experience is also considered.
• Detail oriented with strong follow-through.
• Experience managing relationships with agencies and outside partners preferred.
• Ability to work independently, solve problems, meet tight deadlines, multi-task, and manage resources effectively is essential.
• Proficiency in database usage—Salesforce and/or EveryAction is preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Commitment to the mission and values of the National Audubon Society.
• Commitment to further Audubon’s efforts to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.
• An interest in conservation, birds, and/or birding not required but strongly preferred.

This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

The National Audubon Society endeavors to keep our careers site accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

How To Apply

https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/5196/senior-coordinator%2c-mid-level-giving/job

New York, NY

Development Manager, Avenues for Justice, Inc.

The Organization

As one of the first Hispanic-led Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) programs for youth in the country, for over 40 years, Avenues for Justice (AFJ) has diverted thousands of Participants, ages 13 – 24, across New York City from a punitive criminal justice system to our community-based support program designed to help them lead successful lives. In addition to our core program of court advocacy, we provide our HIRE UP programs on a hybrid online and in-person platform at our Harlem and Lower East Side Community Centers for workforce training, education, mental health wellness and mentoring. AFJ works with nearly 400 participants each year who are ATI court-involved, diversion, formerly incarcerated, in the process of reentry or at-risk of contact with law enforcement or involvement with the criminal justice system. On average, only 6% of our ATI court-involved Participants are reconvicted within three years of enrollment to our program.

Position Overview

Overview of the Position: The Development Manager will support the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in implementing corporate, foundation, government, special events and individual funding strategies at Avenues for Justice. They will be responsible for writing high-quality and compelling correspondence, letters of inquiry, proposals, and grant reports for institutional funders, managing the proposal writing process, maintaining a comprehensive monthly foundation tracker and identifying new mission-aligned prospects. Additionally, the Development Manager will support the COO in maintaining and evolving Avenues for Justice’s approach to a robust fundraising program that raises over $2 million annually through a combination of major gifts, individual donations, corporate sponsorships, foundation and government grants, and fundraising special events. The Development Manager will manage a small, but mighty fundraising team charged with maintaining and evolving Avenues for Justice’s creative approach to increasing revenue and in-kind support to fulfill the organization’s mission.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Researches, identifies, and cultivates new donor prospects, performs high-quality and strategic prospect research

●      Gathers grant information internally and through market research. Prepares draft and final proposals, letters of inquiry, reports, correspondence, and other accompanying materials, including budgets and financial attachments.

●      Works with COO, development consultants and program staff to develop persuasive proposal strategies, narratives, and language for new programs and initiatives.

●      Help to create and maintain a robust and accurate grant proposal template to streamline the grant writing process at Avenues for Justice.

●      Maintains an accurate grants calendar, tracking all grant deliverables and timelines. Ensures that all institutional gifts and activities are properly entered in the AFJ tracker and database.

●      Interacts with funders via email, phone, and in-person (as needed) to develop and deepen relationships through formal and informal touchpoints and stewardship.

●      Works with the COO and development consultants to enhance fundraising operations.

●      Assists the COO and the development team in the development and creation of all press materials, publications, including press releases, publications, annual report, and weekly newsletter/blog.

●      Assists the Communications and Data Specialist in maintaining the website and utilizing social marketing tools to generate visibility for the organization’s messaging initiatives.

●      Promotes visibility and support through ongoing networking with funding sources, government agencies, and other potential corporate partners as assigned by the COO.

●      Assists the COO in the development of all donor reports, monthly and quarterly fundraising reports, and budget modifications.

●      Assist the COO and development consultant in supporting all Board of Director, Board committee and Advisory Council activities, including sending out meeting notices, developing agendas, development and program reports; monthly board correspondence updates and preparing supporting materials.

●      Work with development team and event planner in all fundraising initiatives, including grant writing, special events, holiday/end-of-year appeal, planned individual giving campaign, donor cultivation and acknowledgement.

●      Take an active role in identifying and cultivating new funding sources.

●      Track and report on all fundraising expenses by reconciling database with bookkeeper.

●      Plan and create materials and coordinating details for agency special events.

●      Support the Junior Board’s efforts, such as cultivation events, fundraisers, and other initiatives that help to raise the organization’s profile.

●      Arranges and preparing for visits from individual donors and institutional funders.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS

Commitment to our hashtags of #ServicesNotCells and #JobsNotJails. Our goal is to keep youth and young adults out of prison through a three-fold mission to: 1. Intervene to divert and reclaim young people from lives of crime. 2. Provide an overloaded court system a reliable alternative to incarceration. 3. Make New York City a safer place for everyone.

●      5-8 years of nonprofit fundraising, development and program experience in institutional and individual giving is highly desirable.

●      Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

●      Donor database experience is required

●      Excellent prioritization and organization skills and a proven ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines

●      Excellent written communication skills with the ability to connect to a variety of audiences

●      Superior interpersonal skills, engaging professionally with colleagues, donors, and community members

●      Respect for confidentiality of donor information and a strong sense for donor ethics

●      Outstanding project management skills with careful attention to detail and can manage multiple projects simultaneously

●      Proven strength in administration, financial management, human resources management, program development, board support, special events, public relations, social marketing, technology and fundraising is required.

●      Is passionate about and committed to working in the nonprofit sector.

●      Proven strength in administration, financial management, program development, board support, special events, public relations, social marketing, technology and fundraising is required.

●      Strong computer literacy in Word, Excel, Salesforce, QuickBooks, etc.

●      Knowledge of website development and social media; Word Press strongly preferred.

●      Ability to work autonomously; think strategically; and be proactive.

●      Must demonstrate flexibility, professionalism, creativity, compassion & a sense of humor.

●      Can foster and maintain a positive morale and a sense of teamwork among staff

●      Spanish fluency is a plus.

Full time, Monday-Friday schedule; with virtual/remote work flexibility, some occasional evening work and weekend work will be required.

How To Apply

All interested candidates should email a 1) cover letter; 2) resume; and 3) one to two samples of grants proposals and/or development fundraising reports to: info@avenuesforjustice.org

New York, NY

Donor Relations Manager, Science Friday Initiative

The Organization

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

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

Position Overview

This position serves a critical role in donor engagement and stewardship at Science Friday. The Donor Relations Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for specialized donor cultivation and growing the stewardship and legacy giving programs at Science Friday. Supported by a larger fundraising team of three, this role focuses on interacting with Science Friday donor communities through excellent and regular communication, special engagement and events, and personalized efforts to inspire philanthropic support and facilitate increased donor satisfaction. The ideal candidate enjoys people, is a strategic thinker, capable of working alone as well as in collaboration, is passionate about science and learning, and is comfortable hosting events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish a pipeline for growth of major donors for Science Friday.
  • Maintain a personal portfolio of 100 donor relationships with giving capacities of $500 or more.
  • Work in concert with the Individual Giving Manager to develop and deliver impactful donor solicitations, events, and reporting that cultivates and stewards prospective and existing donors.
  • Work with our Individual Giving Manager to identify new prospects for stewardship.
  • Draft and edit donor communications for the Executive Director and Executive Producer as needed.
  • Devise strategies for donor retention, facilitating successful implementation of donor benefits
  • Assess donor relations opportunities and track donor relations trends. Recommend improvements based on findings.
  • Traveling with the Executive Director, Host, Board Members or solo to meet with donors and/or host donor events.
  • Launch a planning giving program; stewarding existing donors into legacy giving at Science Friday.
  • Support, edit, and author Science Friday’s Major Giving newsletter.
  • Work with the Audience team to develop assets to support donor engagement.
  • Work with the Audience team to track success and engagement of all donor activities including donation campaigns, donor experiences, and solicitations; incorporating data information into future fundraising efforts.
  • Establish clear metrics and benchmarks for fundraising and donor engagement, evaluating campaign success and report findings at production meetings, all-staff meetings, and Board meetings.
  • In collaboration with our social and engagement staff, track audience comments for donor profiles and donor communication.
  • Follow fundraising best practices for fundraising and development, refining existing systems and making recommendations in regards to donor prospecting, data keeping, and analysis.
  • Upkeep of organization records and status n systems like GuideStar and Charity Navigator.
  • Collaborate with our Executive Director, fundraising colleagues, and our program leads (digital, radio, education, and events) to create compelling campaigns and strategies that appeal to both donors and general audiences.
  • Advocate for, and creatively implement campaigns for new and emerging donors using a variety of giving tools and platforms.
  • In collaboration with other program teams, develop questions that invite our donors to actively shape and inform our coverage.
  • Assist Individual Giving Manager with gift entry and donor acknowledgements.
  • Assist the Controller with Quickbooks donation reconciliation.
  • Attend and participate in workshops and conferences to stay updated on the rapidly advancing landscape of fundraising trends and practices.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Minimum three years experience as a front-line fundraiser, in particular working with major gifts and/or planned giving.
  • Comfort and demonstrated experience with making direct monetary asks of individuals in intimate settings.
  • Advanced written communication and storytelling skills, including the ability to write and edit letters and reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to craft effective and personalized solicitations, translating editorial content into compelling donor storytelling.
  • Ability to measure impact and articulate fundraising progress to multiple stakeholders.
  • A proven record of meeting and exceeding fundraising goals.
  • High emotional intelligence, a background in relationship management, and strong intuition for people.
  • A high level of discretion and diplomacy, excellent judgement, and comfort working with confidential and sensitive information.
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Masterful relationship and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience crafting original and compelling donor solicitations engagements.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.
  • Comfort with public speaking, video conferencing and webinar hosting proficiency with the ability to craft presentations and effectively present information to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, Google docs and web based relational databases (e.g. Salesforce, EveryAction) and prospect software iWave

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to connect with a large variety of people on a range of topics and interests with enthusiasm, empathy, and kindness.
  • Willingness to travel for overnight trips
  • People who love science or public media are very strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Strong time management skills, eye for creativity, and great attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Asana, Canva, Airtable, Notion, iWave and other communication, project management, or donor tools.

How to Apply: https://airtable.com/shrIYhMg37kQfposa Candidates must include both a resume and cover letter.

Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000

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

Additional Information

This is a full-time role that includes benefits. Science Friday offers competitive compensation with medical, dental, and vision insurance, and generous time off benefits including vacation, and sick time and parental leave.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Science Friday (and this role) is operating in a hybrid capacity where all employees can work remotely or from our New York City office. However, this position has been classified as a flexible remote position and can be deemed permanently remote or alternatively from the New York office as desired.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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

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

ABOUT OUR WORKPLACE:

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

Apply Here: https://airtable.com/shrIYhMg37kQfposa Candidates must include both a resume and cover letter.

New York, NY or Remote

Development Officer, Individual Philanthropy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

The Organization

What We Do

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

What We Do

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

Strategies We Pursue

  • Equip talent in underinvested communities with the skills and credentials to compete successfully for quality income and wealth opportunities.
  • Invest in businesses, housing and other community infrastructure to catalyze economic, health, safety and educational mobility for individuals and communities.
  • Strengthen existing alliances while building new collaborations to increase our impact on the progress of people and places.
  • Develop leadership and the capacity of partners to advance our work together
  • Drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.

Over the last 40 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $24 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 38 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco and in 2,400 rural counties across 49 states and Puerto Rico. Visit us at www.lisc.org

Position Overview

LISC is seeking a talented individual for Development Officer. The successful candidate, working closely with Director of Private Philanthropy and the national development team, will support LISC in implementing our fundraising plan, with a focus on identifying, qualifying and cultivating high-capacity donors and private foundations.

The Development Officer will be responsible for managing and growing a pipeline of prospective high-capacity donors and private foundation funders. They will help develop and execute individualized engagement strategies for donors and private foundations within the overall portfolio. They will support the Director of Private Philanthropy in leading on LISC’s individual giving strategy and will be instrumental in supporting the national Development’s team overall fundraising goals.

The candidate will be a self-starter, creative, collaborate well with a passionate team, and have a deep commitment to building inclusive communities across the United States.  You must have strong communications skills, particularly writing, with the proven ability to simplify complex subject matter in original, compelling ways for a range of funders. The candidate should demonstrate a propensity for learning and improving skills.

The Development Officer will lead on some relationships and provide support on others. This includes funder research, preparation for meetings and pitches, and grant writing and reporting. The candidate must be able to work with a wide variety of staff in addition to the national development team, including programmatic teams and leadership.

You may have a mix of professional experience from roles such as:

  • Development Manager, Associate, Assistant, or Coordinator
  • Nonprofit Manager, or Program Associate or Assistant
  • Direct Sales, Customer Service Representative or Account Manager

The Development Officer reports to the Director of Private Philanthropy and will preferably be based in the NYC area.

The following are an indication of the position’s core responsibilities; these are intended to illustrate the scope of responsibilities and are not exclusive of other duties that may be required.

Planning: Assist in the development of a strategy to create a base of support from high-net worth individuals with a goal of raising significant new resources for the organization.

Prospect Development: Support major donor prospecting and research to build a pipeline of prospective individual major donors to the prospect list and determine best individual strategies.  This includes research and follow-up support for individuals and assisting in creating management processes for donors. Maintain prospect files and records, regularly researching and finding new opportunities.

Concepts, Proposals and Reports: Write, prepare, and submit concepts, grant proposals, presentations, budgets and reports, including responsibility for programmatic grants from foundations and donors. Maintain private foundation and major donor information in our files and Salesforce.

Communications: Coordinate and deliver donor-centered communications. Oversee the successful planning, creation, and implementation of collateral and coordinate online fundraising campaigns.

Fundraising and Relationship Building: Prepare and provide strategic guidance on donor solicitations and engagements. Support the development and execution of a strategy to cultivate, steward our annual giving pool, and systematically increase year-over-year revenue.

Cultivation and Events: Support the development of cultivation activities including communications, meetings, and in-person events.  

Perform all other duties as assigned.

LISC offers a competitive salary ($74,000-$92,500, salary commensurate with experience and location) and excellent fringe benefits.

LISC is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply

Apply here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/lisc/jobs/4179843005

New York, NY or Washington, DC

Senior Program Officer, Gender and Equity Reproductive Grantmaking, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

The Organization

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies (Schusterman) strives for a future in which the United States and Israel live up to their ideals and achieve more just and inclusive societies. We work to advance racial, gender and economic equity in the U.S., as well as to foster a more joyful and diverse Jewish community. In Israel, we work toward a secure homeland for the Jewish people, a thriving democracy and an inclusive society that cares for its most vulnerable. We aim to drive and support long-term systemic change through investments in leaders, organizations and U.S. public policy.

OUR CULTURE
Our culture is built on a foundation of principles that guide our attitudes, behaviors and interactions in the workplace. We look for people to join our team who are trustworthy, excellent, risk-takers – and who are committed to equity. Team members who are trustworthy look to build connections with others, are open to feedback and cultivate a culture of caring and respect. We strive for excellence by driving toward measurable results and consistently growing our knowledge and skills for maximum impact. We look to take risks by demonstrating curiosity and finding new, innovative ways of working. We strive to create a work environment rooted in equity where all members of our team feel a sense of belonging, are treated fairly and use their voices to effectively advance our mission.

Position Overview

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will serve as the “connective tissue” within the GRE team, and between the GRE team, cross-functional organizational teams and external consultants. Through grantmaking and other support, GRE works to increase women’s and gender-expansive people’s: 1) political power and leadership; 2) knowledge, freedom and power to determine their reproductive lives; 3) economic power; and 4) safety and security from violence. The SPO will hold GRE’s work to intentionally strengthen both our team’s processes and a culture that reflects our values. They will advance GRE’s strategies by ensuring cross-initiative tools and supports – including capacity building and evaluation – are well-conceived, helpful and delivered with both efficiency and care. The SPO will join a team of six, and be based in Schusterman’s Washington, DC or New York, NY office.

How To Apply

Please share with us your resume along with a cover letter that articulates 1) your vision of how capacity building and evaluation can work together to strengthen social justice organizations, and 2) your team-building secret weapon. Your application materials should be submitted on Schusterman’s website by Friday, February 10, 2023.

Oak Park, IL

Executive Director, Collaboration for Early Childhood

The Organization

Since its beginnings in 2002, the Collaboration for Early Childhood (the Collab) has embraced the vision that all children should arrive at kindergarten safe, healthy, ready to succeed and eager to learn. The Collab’s focus has always been on how much impact the organization could have on the youngest among us in the community.

Position Overview

The Executive Director of the Collaboration for Early Childhood will be provided the opportunity to substantially shape the long-term future of this highly accomplished, regionally recognized early education organization with a trusted reputation, dedicated staff and an engaged Board of Directors. Specifically, the Executive Director will be charged with taking the organization into its next phase of organizational life.

The Collab’s next Executive Director will have the opportunity to leverage the organization’s expanded influence and funding, potentially beyond the state of Illinois. The Executive Director will enhance the organization’s advocacy profile and will help shape a policy agenda for early learning.  He/She/They will help expand the organization’s opportunities for revenue generation, diversification, and strategic partnerships. Most significantly, the Collab will continue to serve as one of the state’s primary thought leaders in early childhood education.

This next leader will continue to deepen relationships with the local schools, PTOs, Village management, the business community and healthcare providers. The ED will help move the organization towards being a more professionalized, mature nonprofit by continuing to support the Board and their goal to transition from being a working board (doing) to a governing board (vision, oversight).

The chief executive will be supported by a motivated, dedicated 14-member board seeking to build upon a strong foundation and advance our effectiveness, impact and influence with ambition. The budget for 2023 is $1.9 million.

The Collab has been thoughtful about their organizational journey around diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility through the lens of early childhood education. There is an ever-growing appreciation for health equity, racial justice and the new conversations and collaborations that may bring new opportunities and deeper impact.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides leadership and direction in fulfilling and advancing the vision, mission, values and goals of the Collaboration. The Executive Director is responsible for leading the Collab in achieving its operational and strategic goals including successful performance on the Contract for Services with the Village of Oak Park and School Districts 97 and 200; donor development and grant seeking; program development and operations; fiscal management; board relations; human capital management; data collection and analysis; and administrative matters.

The next Executive Director will be an experienced, visionary leader with progressive leadership experience and a passion for the unique mission and vision of the Collaboration for Early Childhood. This person will bring to the Collaboration demonstrated accomplishments in working successfully and respectfully in racially, ethnically and economically diverse settings to achieve practices and partnerships that dismantle structural inequities and increase inclusion.

He/She/They will have prior management experience, preferably in nonprofit management and/or collective impact leadership, and will have analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills that support sound decision-making.  Strong business, financial and organizational knowledge will be evidenced by a proven ability to set clear priorities, delegate and guide the investment of human and other resources to help achieve goals.

The minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, though a master’s or advanced degree is preferred.  Evidence of continuing education, certification and executive level training is desirable.

The salary range for this position is between $120,000 and $140,000 and will be commensurable with experience. The Collab offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to 12 paid holidays, vacation days and group health insurance, as well as a retirement plan.

It is the policy of the Collaboration to afford equal employment opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, religion, marital status, disability, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, order of protection status, genetic information, or any other category protected by applicable law. This policy of equal employment applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including but not limited to: initial consideration for employment; job placement and assignment of responsibilities; performance evaluation; promotion and advancement; compensation and fringe benefits; training and professional development opportunities; formulation and application of human resource policies and rules; facility and service accessibility; and discipline and termination.

For more information on the Collaboration for Early Childhood, please visit www.collab4kids.org

TO APPLY

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please send a current resume and letter of interest to https://bit.ly/3tBKpLu (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

Palo Alto, CA

Senior Program Officer, Climate, Yellow Chair Foundation

The Organization

Founded 22 years ago, Yellow Chair Foundation (YCF) is a Palo Alto-based family foundation that funds local, national and global organizations tackling problems at their roots, and shifting systems toward a more equitable and just future. Yellow Chair Foundation’s grantmaking and the family’s other philanthropic work have totaled more than $290 million to date. In 2022, the foundation gave $64 million to more than 150 organizations.

Position Overview

Yellow Chair Foundation seeks a Senior Program Officer, Climate who is a content expert in climate change advocacy and environmental policy. The successful candidate will be curious in nature, analytical in approach, and committed to and knowledgeable about trends in climate funding.

How To Apply

Yellow Chair Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/YCF_SPOC_PD.pdf  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Palo Alto, CA

Director of Human Resources, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Organization
https://www.moore.org/

Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation in 2000 to create positive change for future generations. From its inception, philanthropic grantmaking at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has been guided by the Founders’ Intent, and the foundation is an outcomes-driven organization that takes a scientific approach and measures results. Programmatically, the foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area. The foundation is one of the largest U.S. private foundations, with an endowment of more than $8 billion.

The Opportunity

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is seeking a strategic Human Resources leader to serve as the organization’s next Director of Human Resources and to lead the organization’s Human Resources, People and Culture functions. This is a unique opportunity to serve as the foundation’s most senior dedicated Human Resources, People and Culture leader and to play a pivotal role in further evolving the Human Resources function for a world-class philanthropic foundation. This is an exciting chance to provide leadership in shaping and implementing the foundation’s talent strategy, in delivering exceptional Human Resources support and in further strengthening a diverse, inclusive, high-impact organizational culture. The foundation is a San Francisco Bay Area-based organization, and current or previous experience in California is preferred.

Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation in 2000 to create positive change for future generations. From its inception, philanthropic grantmaking at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has been guided by the Founders’ Intent, and the foundation is an outcomes-driven organization that takes a scientific approach and measures results. Programmatically, the foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area. The foundation is one of the largest U.S. private foundations, with an endowment of more than $8 billion.

The foundation’s talented and engaged staff work in partnership with the foundation’s board of trustees, leadership and grantees to implement a strategic outcomes-based approach to philanthropy. The foundation’s grantmaking is supported by teams of investment, human resources, legal, facilities, information technology, measurement and evaluation, grants administration, communications and finance professionals.

The Director will support the foundation’s impact by further developing and implementing a best-in-class Human Resources function, operation and strategy aligned with the foundation’s approach, values and objectives. Serving as an inspired, trusted thought partner on all People issues, the Director will be a highly engaged member of the Senior Management Team and will deliver strategic and operational Human Resources solutions to the foundation. The Director will play a key role in developing and implementing best practices and strategies that advance the foundation’s efforts to be a high-performance, high-impact organization powered by a highly skilled, engaged and diverse workforce, and inclusive culture. The Director will be an inspiring and collaborative leader of the Human Resources team and will support the professional development of Human Resources team members.

The foundation believes there can be no lasting change for the good if that change is not widely shared. The Director of Human Resources will provide a key leadership role in implementing the foundation’s commitment to embrace diversity in persons and ideas, in fostering a sense of inclusion and to providing a workplace where all staff are accepted, respected and supported.

The ideal candidate will have: 1) a minimum of ten to fifteen years’ experience as an inspired and respected senior Human Resources, People and Culture leader within sectors such as philanthropy, business (e.g., corporate, tech, life sciences), non-profit, government, professional services (e.g., legal, consulting) and academia; 2) a track record as an empathetic, analytical, entrepreneurial and emotionally intelligent leader with expertise as a culture builder and respected colleague within organizations of highly skilled professionals and content experts; 3) demonstrated direct expertise across the primary Human Resources functions (e.g., compensation, benefits, recruitment, organizational design and staffing models, employee relations, professional development/training, employee wellness) and experience in creating best-in-class performance of each aligned with an overall talent strategy and comfort with hands-on work as needed to operationalize these functions; 4) vision and experience building and integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into actionable and measurable ways of working; and 5) a reputation as a credible, trustworthy leader with the highest standards of ethics, professionalism and integrity.

The Director reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and serves on the Senior Management Team. The position is based at the foundation’s main office in Palo Alto, CA. The foundation has a hybrid work arrangement, and the Director will work a minimum of six to eight days a month in the office.

Key Responsibilities

As the most senior dedicated Human Resources, People and Culture leader for the foundation, the Director will play a pivotal role in evolving, operating and innovating all aspects of this critically important function during the foundation’s continued growth.

Strategic Leadership
Refine and implement a multi-year Human Resources, People and Culture strategy which aligns with the foundation’s overarching goals and approach and positions the foundation well for growth.
Serve as an internal strategic partner, advisor and coach to all levels of the organization including the President, leadership, managers and other staff.
Drive excellence and innovation in the foundation’s talent model and in its Human Resources operational functions.
Champion approaches that move the organization forward and support the achievement of its strategic priorities.

Human Resources Programs and Operations
Continuously refine and oversee implementation of best-in-class Human Resources programs and operational functions including, but not limited, to recruitment and retention; compensation and benefits; performance management; training and professional development; culture building; diversity, equity and inclusion; employee engagement; employee wellness; and people analytics. Ensure alignment of Human Resources programs to the talent model and to the foundation’s approach and priorities. As necessary or appropriate, conduct hands-on work in support of Human Resources programs and operations.
Oversee, evaluate and execute foundation compensation and benefits programs, ensuring they are competitive, fair and effective in recruiting and retaining top performing employees.
Lead and mentor a high performing Human Resources team that helps the organization achieve operational and strategic excellence. Support the professional growth and development of Human Resources team members.
Chair the 401(k) Committee on behalf of the foundation.
Analyze effectiveness of Human Resources policies, operational processes and programs, with an eye toward continuous improvement.
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations. Educate employees about relevant legal and compliance issues. Work with legal counsel and resources as necessary.
Develop and manage the Human Resources budget, including foundation headcount, foundation-wide training and recruitment line items.
Lead and iterate the strategy and implementation for optimizing a hybrid workforce model.

Staffing and Talent Management
In consultation with leadership and managers, ensure alignment of the foundation’s staffing model to its objectives and philanthropic approach.
Lead a comprehensive set of strategies and Human Resource programs and processes to attract, motivate and retain top talent.
Oversee effective recruitment efforts, support managers throughout the hiring and onboarding process and ensure recruitment practices are fair, equitable and attract candidates of diverse backgrounds and experience.
Develop and implement robust training and professional development programs to foster learning and growth for all staff.
Establish meaningful and impactful performance management and feedback systems.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Culture and Employee Engagement
Work with senior leadership to lead, manage and shape a high-performing culture aligned with the foundation’s values (impact, integrity, disciplined approach and collaboration) and attributes (excellence, passion, collegiality, openness and honesty, humility and self-awareness).
Enable a culture of belonging by strongly supporting and infusing DEI across all layers of the organization. Ensure Human Resources programs and functions support a diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment.
Facilitate efforts to enhance workplace culture and fine-tune and implement policies, practices and strategies for cultivating a healthy and productive work environment.
Develop and implement an approach to employee engagement that cultivates a healthy culture, productivity, impact and high levels of employee satisfaction, engagement and retention.

Qualifications and Desired Competencies
The ideal candidate will be a senior Human Resources leader with a track record of innovation, trustworthiness and impact, substantial experience in the field and an exceptional commitment to and history of creating high-performing cultures and inclusive workplaces.
A minimum of ten to fifteen years’ experience in relevant senior-level roles leading Human Resources for an organization with a similar employee profile (highly skilled and high performing) from sectors such as philanthropy, business (e.g., corporate, tech, life sciences), non-profit, government, professional services (e.g., legal, consulting), and academia. Candidates from all sectors, including those whose experience is primarily outside the philanthropic and non-profit sectors, are encouraged to apply.
Demonstrated expertise in creating and implementing Human Resources strategies (staffing, compensation, benefits, etc.) aligned with organizational goals and approach.
Direct expertise and working knowledge of best practices across the full spectrum of Human Resources, People and Culture policies, practices and functions (e.g., recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, performance management, training and professional development, employee wellness, culture building, diversity, equity and inclusion). A proven track record of delivering Human Resources operational excellence.
Exceptional leadership and implementation skills with a track record of being strategic, analytical and results driven. Proven success as a trusted advisor to senior leadership, and an open-minded, accessible, empathic, trustworthy coach to employees at all levels.
Proclivity and enthusiasm for hands-on work in support of the Human Resources team and the foundation.
Track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development tied to employee satisfaction and retention.
Substantive experience leading and evolving DEI efforts that meaningfully contribute to an organization’s success and employee engagement.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate in a trustworthy, inspiring and influential manner; high emotional intelligence and well-developed listening skills; sophisticated conflict resolution skills. This role requires someone with very high emotional intelligence who can act as a bridge, when necessary, between employees and managers.
A positive, can-do spirit and attitude that no job is too big or too small.
Intellectual curiosity, analytic mindset and approach.
Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations, particularly in California. The foundation is a San Francisco Bay Area-based organization whose employees, with rare exceptions, are located in California.
Demonstrated success in working effectively with external partners, including expertise in selecting and negotiating benefits with external vendors.
Experience using metrics and analytics to formulate program design and decision-making.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
SPHR/SHRM-SCP certification strongly preferred.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and other software applications including Box and Zoom.

Attributes
The foundation articulates the key attributes they look for with every employee as follows:
“Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes that describe how we at the foundation strive to do our work with each other and our partners.
Committed to Excellence – We bring our best to all we do.
Passionate – Inspired by the vision of our founders, we are passionate about our work.
Collegial – We are part of a team striving toward common goals.
Open and Honest – We act with integrity, putting the good of the foundation first.
Humble and Self-Aware – Emulating our founders, we bring a sense of humility to our work.”

Compensation and Benefits

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

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

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

The full base salary range for this position is between $296,410 and $444,610 per year. Offers are based on the candidate’s years of experience and the foundation’s practice of upholding salary equity within the foundation.

COVID-19

The Moore Foundation requires that all employees be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations as defined by the CDC, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons. Any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you comply with this requirement.

Application Process

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Apply

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

Petaluma, CA

Administrative and Membership Assistant, Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants & Refugees (GCIR)

The Organization

GCIR envisions a society in which everyone thrives no matter where they were born. To make that vision a reality, we galvanize philanthropy to advance immigrant and refugee justice and belonging. As the nation’s only immigrant-focused philanthropy-mobilizing organization, we work with our more than 140 member institutions, the 1,200 individual grantmakers in our network, our partners in the field, and other philanthropic affinity groups to move money and power for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

In 2017, Inside Philanthropy named GCIR the Funders’ Affinity Group of the Year for leading funder pushback to anti-immigrant policies. Today, amid both continued challenges and significant opportunities for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, we are building on our 32-year history to drive short- and long-term immigrant-related philanthropic investments and advance a vision for a just, equitable, and inclusive society for all.

Our work in the philanthropic sector is grounded in the following values:

Justice: We are committed to racial, social, and economic justice.

Belonging: We believe that belonging is essential to building strong communities and a healthy democracy.

Humanity: We believe that everyone is connected by our shared humanity.

Courage: We believe that taking risks is imperative to achieve a just and equitable society.

Solidarity: We are united with other movements and communities in the pursuit of civil and human rights.

The GCIR staff comes from all walks of life, many of us with immigrant and refugee backgrounds and some of us with non-traditional career paths. We have an office in the San Francisco Bay Area and remote staff in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, the Washington, D.C. metro area, Boston, and Washington State. GCIR members are local, state, regional, and national foundations that transcend issue areas, strategies, and geographic regions. For more information, visit www.gcir.org.

Position Overview

The Administrative and Membership Assistant supports GCIR’s executive, governance and membership functions and contributes to the overall success of our organization. This full-time non-exempt position reports to the Chief of Staff under GCIR’s matrix organizational structure.

Office of the President Support (~65%)

●      Manage and coordinate the President’s calendar, including monitoring upcoming commitments and appointments, responding to scheduling requests and developing weekly itinerary

●      Arrange logistics for meetings, conference calls, and other engagements, including ensuring that meetings are recorded and transcribed via Otter (as needed)

●      Attend and take notes at meetings as requested

●      Follow up on contacts made by the President, as directed, including adding new contacts and meetings with current contacts to Salesforce

●      Assist the President in preparing for meetings, including conducting research and developing agendas and presentations

●      Prepare and review the President’s expense reports

●      Make all meeting-related arrangements for the President, including travel, transportation and lodging

●      Schedule internal (e.g., executive and management team) and special project (e.g., CA Dignity for Families Fund) meetings as directed by the Chief of Staff and the President and handle all logistics

●      Support Chief of Staff, as needed, including scheduling board and committee meetings, handling all logistics and arrangements related to in-person board meetings and staff retreats (e.g., hotels, meeting locations, meals, travel, vendor contracts, arranging meeting supplies, develop event itinerary, coordinating with out of state point of contacts), managing holiday gifts

Membership Support (~30%)

●      Prepare membership invoices and track membership payments and status updates in Salesforce.

●      Conduct ongoing assessments of membership activities and provide membership information for various reports and updates.

●      Monitor membership email correspondence account and provide general information to inquiries about GCIR’s membership.

●      Respond to and route member requests for assistance and research to appropriate staff members.

Additional Responsibilities (~5%)

●      Manage organization wide Admin Calendar and Inbox

●      Prepare for and participate in staff meetings and other organizational development trainings and retreats

●      Manage staff birthdays and work anniversary gifts

●      Manage org-wide document sharing system

●      Assist with general organizational needs/projects as they arise

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

●      Meticulous organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, thoroughness, efficiency, and timeliness in completing work

●      Advanced proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Salesforce, Zoom, AdobeSign, Doodle Calendly, Expensify, GoogleDrive and project management software.

●      High degree of comfort with technology and ability to learn new software applications quickly

●      Familiarity with social media and other communications platforms

●      Excellent oral and written communication skills

●      Self-motivated individual with the ability to apply common sense and exercise sound judgment in problem solving

●      Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and to respond to changing and sometimes ambiguous situations

●      Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, and outstanding interpersonal and external partner support skills, with particular ability to respond and attend to the needs of field leaders and the philanthropic sector

●      High level of ethics, commitment to quality, and strong sense of personal and organizational accountability

●      Willingness to contribute to the organizational culture of learning and demonstration of intellectual curiosity

●      Knowledge of and/or commitment to social justice issues

●      Ability to “manage up” and work effectively with executive who has a heavy travel and meeting schedule

●      Ability to develop a productive working relationship with key stakeholders, including board of directors, funders, and members

●      An associate’s or bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required for candidates with relevant experience

EXPERIENCE

●      A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in administrative support is required; experience supporting a busy executive is preferred; experience supporting board of directors is preferred; candidates with more years of experience are welcome

●      Interest in the immigrant/refugee rights field is important

LOCATION

GCIR is a virtual organization with team members across the country.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The compensation range is $27 to $32/hr depending on years and type of experience, as well as level of education and training. GCIR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance, 401(k) contribution, generous vacation, mental health days, and sick time, one week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, support for professional development, and an employee matching-gifts program.

TO BE CONSIDERED

GCIR is committed to building and retaining a talented, diverse, and inclusive team. Our team members represent diverse backgrounds, bring a wide range of educational, professional, and lived experiences, and contribute expertise from varied disciplines within the philanthropic, nonprofit, public, and corporate sectors. We welcome candidates of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, those from immigrant and refugee backgrounds, differently-abled people, formerly incarcerated people, and people of any and all historically marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@gcir.org with “Administrative and Membership Assistant” in the subject line. For priority consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit materials by January 6, 2023. In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in this role and how your experience and skills are relevant. No phone calls or email inquiries, please.

Petaluma, CA

Finance Manager, Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants & Refugees (GCIR)

The Organization

GCIR envisions a society in which everyone thrives no matter where they were born. To make that vision a reality, we galvanize philanthropy to advance immigrant and refugee justice and belonging. As the nation’s only immigrant-focused philanthropy-mobilizing organization, we work with our more than 140 member institutions, the 1,200 individual grantmakers in our network, our partners in the field, and other philanthropic affinity groups to move money and power for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

In 2017, Inside Philanthropy named GCIR the Funders’ Affinity Group of the Year for leading funder pushback to anti-immigrant policies. Today, amid both continued challenges and significant opportunities for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, we are building on our 32-year history to drive short- and long-term immigrant-related philanthropic investments and advance a vision for a just, equitable, and inclusive society for all.

Our work in the philanthropic sector is grounded in the following values:

Justice: We are committed to racial, social, and economic justice.

Belonging: We believe that belonging is essential to building strong communities and a healthy democracy.

Humanity: We believe that everyone is connected by our shared humanity.

Courage: We believe that taking risks is imperative to achieve a just and equitable society.

Solidarity: We are united with other movements and communities in the pursuit of civil and human rights.

The GCIR staff comes from all walks of life, many of us with immigrant and refugee backgrounds and some of us with non-traditional career paths. We have an office in the San Francisco Bay Area and remote staff in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, the Washington, D.C. metro area, Boston, and Washington State. GCIR members are local, state, regional, and national foundations that transcend issue areas, strategies, and geographic regions. For more information, visit www.gcir.org.

Position Overview

The Finance Manager supports GCIR’s finance and operations functions and is essential to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our organization. This full-time exempt position reports to the Vice President of Operations under GCIR’s matrix organizational structure.

Finance & Accounting

·       Manage all financial procedures and systems to ensure internal controls,process efficiency and help to ensure that GCIR practices are “best in class” by innovating and implementing best practices

·       Support the development of organizational and team budgets in partnership with the Vice President of Operations, including providing internal capacity building to staff teams on budget development and management

·       Analyze financial data and present financial reports on a monthly and quarterly basis to the Vice President of Operations and the President

·       Prepare and manage the annual fiscal audit and 990 processes in partnership with the Vice President of Operations

·       Monitor GCIR’s accounting systems by reviewing statements on a monthly basis – checking for consistency, accuracy, and adherence to policies

·       Review weekly accounting processes that the Operations Coordinator is responsible for such as deposits, and vendor payments

·       Manage relationships with financial vendors including banks, credit card, and accounting and audit firms

·       Monitor investments progress and work with investment manager to ensure desired growth and financial returns

·       Oversee credit card and expense report processing with the Operations Coordinator

·       Collaborate with the Development team to create project grant budgets, and financial reporting

·       Manage the financial side of occasional grantmaking projects; including financial due diligence and reviewing financial reporting from grantees

 Risk and Compliance Management

·       Ensure timely filing of administrative filings to be compliant with our nonprofit legal exempt status

·       Review all contracts for clarity, risk, and compliance with policies and procedures

·       Draft contracts for external consultants and vendors; ensure clear scope of work and payments schedule

·       Determine and procure the right level of insurance to mitigate operational risks

·       Monitor all payroll state tax deductions through payroll platform and ensure state compliance; coordinate registration in new states of business

·       Work with Employment Attorney to ensure that organization is in compliance with all labor and employment laws

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in staff-wide projects, organizational planning, and events
  • Assist with general organizational needs/projects as they arise

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills and Experience

·       A minimum of 5 – 7 years of demonstrated experience in an accounting or finance role, preferably at a non-profit organization or philanthropic support organization

·       Meticulous organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, thoroughness, efficiency, and timeliness in completing work

·       Demonstrated expert knowledge of finance, accounting, and budgeting

·       Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and

projections; working knowledge of short and long-term budgeting and forecasting

·       Strong background in financial systems; knowledge of automated financial and

accounting reporting systems

·       Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

·       Exceptional project management skills, including the ability to stay on top of multiple projects, plan backward from deadlines and anticipate obstacles, identify and involve appropriate stakeholders, and work effectively and independently under pressure and competing deadlines

·       Excellent proficiency with QuickBooks Online, MS Word and Excel

Preferred Skills and Experience

·       A bachelor’s degree in an accounting or business field is preferred but not required for candidates with relevant experience

·       Familiarity with philanthropy, including some grants management experience

·       Experience working in an organization with remote teams and with a remote supervisor

·       Experience training and helping staff teams to build financial capacity

·       Proficiency with Salesforce

Desired Characteristics

·       Demonstrated knowledge of and/or commitment to immigrant rights and social justice issues—and a desire to pursue a career in this field

·       Ability to apply common sense and exercise sound judgment in problem solving

·       A high degree of ethics, professionalism, and ability to develop a productive working relationship with GCIR staff, partner organizations, funders, and other stakeholders

·       A natural sense of curiosity, good sense of humor, desire to work as part of a dynamic team, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever-shifting environment

·       Ability to “manage up” and work effectively and proactively with manager

LOCATION

GCIR is a virtual organization with team members across the country.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range is $85,000 – $95,000 depending on years and type of experience, as well as level of education and training. GCIR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including high quality employer-paid health insurance at 100% for employees and 75% for dependents, a yearly 401(k) contribution and 5% match, generous vacation, mental health days, and sick time, one week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day, support for professional development, and an employee matching-gifts program.

TO BE CONSIDERED

GCIR is committed to building and retaining a talented, diverse, and inclusive team. Our team members represent diverse backgrounds, bring a wide range of educational, professional, and lived experiences, and contribute expertise from varied disciplines within the philanthropic, nonprofit, public, and corporate sectors. We welcome candidates of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, those from immigrant and refugee backgrounds, differently-abled people, formerly incarcerated people, and people of any and all historically marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@gcir.org with “Finance Manager” in the subject line. For priority consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit materials by January 13, 2023. In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in this role and how your experience and skills are relevant. No phone calls or email inquiries, please.

Philadelphia, PA

Learning and Community Impact Grants Manager, Scattergood Foundation

The Organization

The Scattergood Foundation believes major disruption is needed to build a stronger, more effective, compassionate, and inclusive society where behavioral health is central. We approach our work with humility and strive to share power responsibly while being unrelenting advocates for practices that advance equity for all. At the Foundation, we THINK, DO, and SUPPORT in order to shift the paradigm and practice for behavioral health, and recognize the unique spark and basic dignity in every human.

The Scattergood Foundation organizes our work in three main areas:

  • THINK: We curate thought leadership from leading experts in the areas of behavioral health, philanthropy, advocacy, and policy. The Foundation provides a platform for individuals and organizations to present disruptive ideas and theories which challenge the status quo in behavioral health.
  • DO: We provide a variety of technical assistance and consulting services to grantees and partners. Foundation staff shares their experience and expertise to build capacity within organizations to meet their goals and deliver on their mission.
  • SUPPORT: We support programs financially through four mechanisms: our grant portfolio, participatory funds, Policy Meets Practice, and program related investments.

Position Overview

The Learning & Community Impact Grants Manager will provide contract, grantmaking and operational management to assigned participatory grantmaking programs. They will carry out a wide variety of duties to support the implementation of several participatory grantmaking programs.

The position will require a strong knowledge of the Scattergood Foundation’s administrative policies and practices, as well as working knowledge of the content areas of assigned participatory grantmaking programs. They will be responsible for the management of the Foundation’s participatory grantmaking programs and will work in close collaboration with programmatic staff across the lifecycle of each program. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail, strong organizational and problem-solving skills, be grantee service oriented, and enjoy supporting the Foundation’s overall mission and vision. They will be able to work independently and as a part of a team to coordinate programmatic efforts.

They will also play a critical role in the effective operations and execution of the participatory grantmaking programs by learning and optimizing the Foundation’s policies and procedures related to contract generation and management and ensuring alignment to best practices. They will collaborate with representatives from each assigned program to review and propose updates with the goal of ensuring consistency, quality, and timeliness in all aspects of processing and management. In this capacity, they will report to the Director of Learning and Community Impact.

The Foundation structures our work through a portfolio of interconnected initiatives. All staff play a role in connecting and synthesizing knowledge across teams to further the Foundations’ mission and vision. Therefore, this person may be assigned to any of the Foundation’s initiatives based on evolving organizational needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with the Director of Learning and Community Impact, programmatic staff, and external partners to provide full lifecycle grants and contract management, ensuring compliance with project specific requirements and Foundation-wide policies and procedures
  • Serves as a key point of contact for new and existing partners to coordinate communication regarding agreements, technical assistance, and/or content feedback and support. This includes regularly participating in program team meetings, to stay abreast of the implementation plans and other relevant context necessary to support the development and management of related contracts.
  • Takes a leadership role in maintaining team accountability and responsibility as it relates to partner contracts and agreements
  • Supports the evaluation, documentation, adoption, and consistent execution of grant management policies and procedures, including content, timeliness, and compliance
  • Participates in meetings with funders, vendors, etc
  • Participates in decision-making groups, community advisory groups, and grantee learning community sessions
  • Participates in grants management trainings
  • Conducts research as needed
  • Manages the partnership due diligence and online application process using Foundant Online Grantmaking System
  • Creates new processes in Foundant
  • Aids applicants, reviewers, board members and other staff in Foundant
  • Implements grant approval/denial recommendations in the Foundant including the creation of contracts, report templates and more
  • Leverages Foundant tools and processes to track all grant progress ensures the highest level of compliance
  • Exports and analyze reports from Foundant
  • Monitors and organizes reporting and expenditure reports from grantees and coordinates with accounting firm to provide bookkeeping.
  • Reviews reports/deliverables for completeness and coordinates programmatic analysis for subsequent payments between bookkeeper and Chief Operating Officer
  • Maintains key related documentation in the appropriate files and systems for grants/contracts, MOUs, and other relevant documents
  • Serves as liaison for operational effectiveness for participatory grantmaking programs
  • Acts as a thought partner in executing operations systems and procedures.
  • Identifies opportunities for increased efficiency and collaborates with appropriate partners to ensure seamless utilization of tools and processes
  • Shares recommendations and trends proactively with program leaders
  • Coordinates all logistics for decision-making groups, community advisory groups, and grantee learning communities for the participatory grantmaking initiatives including but not limited to:
  • Scheduling of meetings
  • Securing locations and meeting rooms
  • Hosting virtual meeting spaces
  • Taking meeting notes
  • Ordering catering for in-person meetings
  • Sending meeting reminders
  • Developing meeting materials with Director of Learning and Community Impact and partners
  • Partners with team members to support the development of written and other necessary materials for internal and external stakeholders
  • Supports in audit preparation as needed
  • Performs site visits when needed
  • Attends conferences and training events to maintain currency on topics related to position

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Equivalent combinations of work experience and training that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred
  • Three to five years of overall experience in grants management or operations in a non-profit, philanthropic, or education setting preferred
  • Ability to interpret and comprehend organizational and compliance policies and procedures
  • Ability to convey necessary information accurately, listen effectively, and ask questions when clarification is needed
  • Can effectively cope with change and work independently
  • Proficient collaborative, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to complete projects accurately and within deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills

Hours of Work

The position will be a full-time position requiring 40 hours of work per week during normal business hours. There will be a requirement from time to time to start work earlier or finish later as the role dictates including but not limited to participating in decision making groups, community advisory groups, and learning sessions that may take place in the evening.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may occur to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Location

This role requires a strong presence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and considerable investment of time and energy in building relationships with the community and understanding the local landscape. Currently the Foundation is working 3 days per week in the office and 2 days from home.

Work Environment

The work environment is a co-working space with cubicles. Meetings often take place in small conference rooms and trainings in a classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Reasonable accommodations may occur to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Diversity Statement

The Scattergood Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, click here.

Portland, Oregon

Executive Director, Grantmakers for Education

The Organization

For more than thirty years, EdFunders has led philanthropy in convening public and private education funders to effectively connect them with each other. Through its highly attended annual conference, EdFunders provides a space for members to collaborate, innovate, and advance the fields of education and philanthropy. The next Executive Director will join EdFunders during a time of great opportunity for the organization. The organization is focused on providing crucial services, information resources, and programming to help members with their grantmaking. EdFunder’s strong and demonstrated commitment to its members has made it a well-respected source of leadership in the educational and philanthropic communities. The Executive Director will continue efforts to strengthen philanthropy’s role in improving educational outcomes nationwide.

Position Overview

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Grantmakers for Education

Grantmakers for Education (“EdFunders”), the premier membership organization for supporters and funders of K-12 and postsecondary education, seeks a strategic and mission-driven leader to serve as its next Executive Director. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, EdFunders is a fully remote organization proudly representing thousands of grantmakers who believe in the transformative nature of education and are bringing bold thinking to philanthropy in all education sectors. The organization serves as a resource to the grantmaking community and advocates on behalf of its members and communities.

For more than thirty years, EdFunders has led philanthropy in convening public and private education funders to effectively connect them with each other. Through its highly attended annual conference, EdFunders provides a space for members to collaborate, innovate, and advance the fields of education and philanthropy. The next Executive Director will join EdFunders during a time of great opportunity for the organization. The organization is focused on providing crucial services, information resources, and programming to help members with their grantmaking. EdFunder’s strong and demonstrated commitment to its members has made it a well-respected source of leadership in the educational and philanthropic communities. The Executive Director will continue efforts to strengthen philanthropy’s role in improving educational outcomes nationwide.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of EdFunders, which includes a $3,000,000 annual budget and nine staff members. Key responsibilities for the new leader include working in partnership with the governance Board; modeling a collaborative leadership style that supports diversity and professional development; supporting a motivated professional team; sustainably and responsibly growing EdFunders’ membership; managing and deepening relationships with member organizations; developing financial policies that anticipate membership trends and increase available resources; and encouraging open and spirited dialogue about the future of education philanthropy and the organization’s relevant role in this space. The Executive Director must work in close concert with a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure EdFunders remains a force for connecting philanthropy and education professionals, advancing education as a public good, and achieving racial equity in our communities.

EdFunders has retained Isaacson Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the Executive Director. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/grantmakers-education/executive-director

Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Grantmakers for Education is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented applicants. Our organization acknowledges that not everyone experiences the same barriers to success in the workplace, and we are committed to supporting the advancement of people of color in the workplace.

How To Apply

EdFunders has retained Isaacson Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the Executive Director. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/grantmakers-education/executive-director

Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Providence, RI

Executive Director, RISD Fund, Rhode Island School of Design

The Organization

Rhode Island School of Design seeks an innovative and inclusive Executive Director to lead the RISD Fund.

RISD students and staff come from a wide range of geographic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, representing all forms of diversity.   We seek a culturally competent candidate who will thrive in a campus environment that advances principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice and equal access to resources and opportunities.  All potential candidates must recognize diversity and inclusion as central to excellence.

If you’re looking to join a cohesive and talented team dedicated to engaging alumni, parents and friends through creative outreach strategies, we are interested in hearing from you.

Founded in 1877, RISD has earned a global reputation as a leader in art and design education. It is recognized for its renowned faculty of artists and designers, the breadth of its specialized facilities, and the intensity of its studio-based approach to learning—an approach where critical thinking informs the making of works by hand. Approximately 2,500 students from around the world study at RISD, pursuing full-time bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in 19 fine arts, architecture, or design majors, complemented by essential study in the liberal arts.

The RISD Museum, with the fourth largest college or university museum collection in the country, is an integral part of the institution and a resource for the College and the larger community. RISD’s Executive Director, RISD Fund, Rhode Island School of Design

The Organization

Rhode Island School of Design seeks an innovative and inclusive Executive Director to lead the RISD Fund.

RISD students and staff come from a wide range of geographic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, representing all forms of diversity.   We seek a culturally competent candidate who will thrive in a campus environment that advances principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice and equal access to resources and opportunities.  All potential candidates must recognize diversity and inclusion as central to excellence.

If you’re looking to join a cohesive and talented team dedicated to engaging alumni, parents and friends through creative outreach strategies, we are interested in hearing from you.

Founded in 1877, RISD has earned a global reputation as a leader in art and design education. It is recognized for its renowned faculty of artists and designers, the breadth of its specialized facilities, and the intensity of its studio-based approach to learning—an approach where critical thinking informs the making of works by hand. Approximately 2,500 students from around the world study at RISD, pursuing full-time bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in 19 fine arts, architecture, or design majors, complemented by essential study in the liberal arts.

The RISD Museum, with the fourth largest college or university museum collection in the country, is an integral part of the institution and a resource for the College and the larger community. RISD’s mission incorporates artistic and scholarly achievement with social impact, and the institution has played a vital role in preparing students for leadership roles in all sectors, as demonstrated through the outstanding and varied accomplishments of its 31,000 alumni.

Providence, Rhode Island offers its own vibrant art scene and is conveniently located between two other major cultural centers: Boston and New York. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.

Position Overview

The Executive Director leads the development of a holistic strategy of philanthropic engagement for alumni, parents, families, and friends that yields sustained participation and generosity in the RISD Fund.

The RISD Fund includes all current-use unrestricted and restricted gifts to RISD, excluding gifts for capital projects.

In this role, you will forge relationships and collaborate with members of the Institutional Advancement team, such as Alumni + Family Relations, Advancement Services, and Stewardship, and with administrative and academic department leaders.

The Executive Director develops and implements a comprehensive multi-year plan and timeline with clear goals and metrics that incorporates a multi-channel strategy for solicitation and stewardship of RISD Fund donors, including more than 33,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends. The Executive Director, through personal efforts and leadership of a team of (currently five) RISD Fund Officers, focuses on attracting leadership annual giving and expands giving to the 1877 Society ($2,500+) as a gateway for major gift support through comprehensive solicitation, programming, and personal gift solicitation.  In addition, the Executive Director and RISD Fund Officers secure leadership annual giving ($5,000+) from parents and recruit donors to the Families Association Leadership Council. The Executive Director, in partnership with the Executive Director of Alumni + Family Relations and representatives from Student Affairs, provides staffing support to the Council including organization of Council meetings, report preparation, talking points, and other materials required by Council leadership to effectively inform and engage fellow members. The Executive Director will hire, train, supervise, and evaluate professional staff and will oversee the selection, management, and evaluation of any RISD Fund vendor partners.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES:

Plan and execute a current-use giving program, establishing segmented strategies to engage and encourage support from alumni, parents, and friends, setting dollar goals to meet or exceed them while monitoring progress on an ongoing basis.

Devise and implement an appropriately weighted multi-channel strategy including, but not limited to: telemarketing, direct mail, social media/crowdfunding, email, and text campaigns appropriate to each donor segment.

Manage vendor relations including for student calling, direct response and marketing. Work cooperatively with the Executive Director of Donor Engagement with marketing/advertising agency.

Recruit and grow a corps of volunteers to engage in donor cultivation and solicitation, especially for the 1877 Society leading to increased support at the $2,500+ level.

Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a limited pool of leadership annual giving prospects and donors, focusing on gifts of $10,000+. The individual will conduct at least 75 personal solicitations annually.

Lead a team of RISD Fund Officers in securing 1877 Society ($2,500+) and Families Association Leadership Council gifts ($5,000+), identifying donors with major gift potential ($100,000+) and working synergistically with philanthropy and planned giving officers to transition prospective donors to their portfolios for additional cultivation and solicitation.

Recruit donors to the Families Association Leadership Council. Provide lead staffing support to the Council including organization of meetings, report preparation, talking points, and other materials required by Council leadership to effectively inform and engage fellow members.

Partner with Executive Director of Alumni + Family Relations and volunteers to develop and promote a program that engages and attracts current use gifts from RISD student families while identifying those with major gift capacity.

Partners with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement to ensure timely solicitations of trustees, emeriti trustees, and other leadership donors.

Work synergistically with Executive Director of Alumni + Family Relations and team to engage 1877 Society donors and prospective donors as volunteer leaders, including through significant reunions.

Develop plan to engage faculty, staff, recent alumni, and students in philanthropy.

Ensure all administrative functions relating to the RISD Fund are carefully managed and processes completed in a thorough and timely basis, including, but not limited to: development and management of program budgets and projections; generation and coordination of direct response campaigns; planning and implementation of special events; management reports; acknowledgements of gifts; monitoring and processing of pledge reminders.

Hire, train, professionally develop, manage, and evaluate all RISD Fund staff.

Select, manage, and evaluate all RISD Fund service providers.

Work collaboratively and synergistically with the RISD Museum Deputy Director of Development and External Affairs and peers on the Institutional Advancement Senior Management Group (SMG) including: the Senior Executive Director of Development; Executive Director of Alumni + Family Relations; Executive Director of Advancement Services; and Executive Director of Donor Engagement to achieve organizational goals and strategies.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:

Perform related duties as requested.

Work collaboratively with other members of Institutional Advancement to support department initiatives, plans, and projects.

Serve as a representative of Institutional Advancement with other campus partners.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required. Master’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Ten years+ of fundraising experience devising and managing annual giving and/or membership programs, preferably in higher education. Proven ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of divisional and institutional colleagues, within an environment that values diversity as defined by, race, color, religion, age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by law.  Demonstrated success in devising and executing comprehensive annual giving strategies and programs including digital direct marketing. Personal record of prospect solicitation and securing gifts at $50K+ level. Management experience and supervision of employees including hiring, training, and evaluating performance. Excellent oral and persuasive written communication and presentation skills. Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated effectiveness in outreach to volunteers and other fundraising partners. Interest/experience in art and design desirable.

How To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A resume and cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the qualifications specified in this announcement may be submitted to penanetwork@gmail.com, attention Maureen Pena.

Mission incorporates artistic and scholarly achievement with social impact, and the institution has played a vital role in preparing students for leadership roles in all sectors, as demonstrated through the outstanding and varied accomplishments of its 31,000 alumni. Providence, Rhode Island offers its own vibrant art scene and is conveniently located between two other major cultural centers: Boston and New York. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.

Position Overview

The Executive Director leads the development of a holistic strategy of philanthropic engagement for alumni, parents, families, and friends that yields sustained participation and generosity in the RISD Fund.

The RISD Fund includes all current-use unrestricted and restricted gifts to RISD, excluding gifts for capital projects.

In this role, you will forge relationships and collaborate with members of the Institutional Advancement team, such as Alumni + Family Relations, Advancement Services, and Stewardship, and with administrative and academic department leaders.

The Executive Director develops and implements a comprehensive multi-year plan and timeline with clear goals and metrics that incorporates a multi-channel strategy for solicitation and stewardship of RISD Fund donors, including more than 33,000 alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends. The Executive Director, through personal efforts and leadership of a team of (currently five) RISD Fund Officers, focuses on attracting leadership annual giving and expands giving to the 1877 Society ($2,500+) as a gateway for major gift support through comprehensive solicitation, programming, and personal gift solicitation.  In addition, the Executive Director and RISD Fund Officers secure leadership annual giving ($5,000+) from parents and recruit donors to the Families Association Leadership Council. The Executive Director, in partnership with the Executive Director of Alumni + Family Relations and representatives from Student Affairs, provides staffing support to the Council including organization of Council meetings, report preparation, talking points, and other materials required by Council leadership to effectively inform and engage fellow members. The Executive Director will hire, train, supervise, and evaluate professional staff and will oversee the selection, management, and evaluation of any RISD Fund vendor partners.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES: 

  • Plan and execute a current-use giving program, establishing segmented strategies to engage and encourage support from alumni, parents, and friends, setting dollar goals to meet or exceed them while monitoring progress on an ongoing basis.
  • Devise and implement an appropriately weighted multi-channel strategy including, but not limited to: telemarketing, direct mail, social media/crowdfunding, email, and text campaigns appropriate to each donor segment.
  • Manage vendor relations including for student calling, direct response and marketing. Work cooperatively with the Executive Director of Donor Engagement with marketing/advertising agency.
  • Recruit and grow a corps of volunteers to engage in donor cultivation and solicitation, especially for the 1877 Society leading to increased support at the $2,500+ level.
  • Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a limited pool of leadership annual giving prospects and donors, focusing on gifts of $10,000+. The individual will conduct at least 75 personal solicitations annually.
  • Lead a team of RISD Fund Officers in securing 1877 Society ($2,500+) and Families Association Leadership Council gifts ($5,000+), identifying donors with major gift potential ($100,000+) and working synergistically with philanthropy and planned giving officers to transition prospective donors to their portfolios for additional cultivation and solicitation.
  • Recruit donors to the Families Association Leadership Council. Provide lead staffing support to the Council including organization of meetings, report preparation, talking points, and other materials required by Council leadership to effectively inform and engage fellow members.
  • Partner with Executive Director of Alumni + Family Relations and volunteers to develop and promote a program that engages and attracts current use gifts from RISD student families while identifying those with major gift capacity.
  • Partners with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement to ensure timely solicitations of trustees, emeriti trustees, and other leadership donors.
  • Work synergistically with Executive Director of Alumni + Family Relations and team to engage 1877 Society donors and prospective donors as volunteer leaders, including through significant reunions.
  • Develop plan to engage faculty, staff, recent alumni, and students in philanthropy.
  • Ensure all administrative functions relating to the RISD Fund are carefully managed and processes completed in a thorough and timely basis, including, but not limited to: development and management of program budgets and projections; generation and coordination of direct response campaigns; planning and implementation of special events; management reports; acknowledgements of gifts; monitoring and processing of pledge reminders.
  • Hire, train, professionally develop, manage, and evaluate all RISD Fund staff.
  • Select, manage, and evaluate all RISD Fund service providers.
  • Work collaboratively and synergistically with the RISD Museum Deputy Director of Development and External Affairs and peers on the Institutional Advancement Senior Management Group (SMG) including: the Senior Executive Director of Development; Executive Director of Alumni + Family Relations; Executive Director of Advancement Services; and Executive Director of Donor Engagement to achieve organizational goals and strategies.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform related duties as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of Institutional Advancement to support department initiatives, plans, and projects.
  • Serve as a representative of Institutional Advancement with other campus partners.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIFICATIONS/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required. Master’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Ten years+ of fundraising experience devising and managing annual giving and/or membership programs, preferably in higher education. Proven ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of divisional and institutional colleagues, within an environment that values diversity as defined by, race, color, religion, age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by law.  Demonstrated success in devising and executing comprehensive annual giving strategies and programs including digital direct marketing. Personal record of prospect solicitation and securing gifts at $50K+ level. Management experience and supervision of employees including hiring, training, and evaluating performance. Excellent oral and persuasive written communication and presentation skills. Strong organizational skills. Demonstrated effectiveness in outreach to volunteers and other fundraising partners. Interest/experience in art and design desirable.

How To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A resume and cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the qualifications specified in this announcement may be submitted to penanetwork@gmail.com, attention Maureen Pena.

Remote

Director, Individual Giving / Major Gifts Officer, NPR

The Organization

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation.

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide. 

Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success. We are committed to doing the right thing in our journalism and in every role at NPR. This means that integrity, adherence to our ethical standards, and compliance with legal obligations are fundamental responsibilities for every employee at NPR.

Position Overview

NPR seeks to hire a dynamic, experienced, and mission-driven major gifts officer to join NPR’s development team. Reporting to and partnering closely with the Executive Director of Individual Giving, the Director will manage a prospect portfolio of major donors, volunteers, and prospects in the New York or California region (capable of making high  6-, and 7-figure gifts), utilize fundraising best practices, develop individual donor strategy, execute moves management (cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) to help NPR achieve short and long-term fundraising goals,, and work across NPR to continue building a strong culture of philanthropy for public media.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and grow an existing portfolio of around 75-150 prospects with the ability to secure high 6-8 figure gifts, including members of the NPR Foundation Board of Trustees.
  • Outline donor strategies for the prospect portfolio and create a pipeline to track activity and progress
  • Qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward this portfolio, using moves management tools and fundraising best practices to ensure prospects and donors are moving through the appropriate prospect cycle
  • Ability to be self-reliant and create engaging donor proposals, reports, and impact from existing templates
  • Communicate frequently with the Executive Director, sharing activity and progress regularly
  • Partner with the Donor Operations team to utilize templates to create donor proposals, stewardship touches, and other donor materials as required
  • Partner with Planned Giving team for blended gifts as appropriate
  • Maintain and update donor information promptly in the donor database (Salesforce) to ensure accuracy
  • Partner with local Member stations on any collaborative donor prospects
  • Exemplify fundraising best practices and a high level of ethics in all activities

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in work experience preferred

WORK LOCATION: This is a remote or hybrid permitted role. This role is based out of our Washington, D.C. office but the employee may choose to work on a remote basis from a location on the East or West coast that NPR approves.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • 7-10+ years of frontline fundraising experience at a large, complex organization
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record cultivating and closing 6+ figure gifts and pledges
  • Strong ability to create and execute donor strategy, apply moves management, and implement fundraising best practices
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to work closely and professionally with a wide range of constituents, including staff, board members, Member stations, external partners and donors/prospects
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, to set and adjust priorities, and work under pressure while maintaining composure and a sense of humor
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and to do so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders
  • Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • A self-starter is who able to be motivated in a remote setting
  • Cultivate and support an inclusive and equitable workplace culture

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • An understanding of complex fundraising organizations or federated nonprofit models
  • An understanding of media/public radio and the relationship between NPR and its Member Stations

How To Apply

https://boards.greenhouse.io/nationalpublicradioinc/jobs/4151209005

Remote

Development Director, The Appellate Project (TAP)

The Organization

Founded in 2019, The Appellate Project is the first organization focused on empowering law students of color to become the next generation of attorneys and judges in our highest courts.

Appellate attorneys and judges make decisions that affect all aspects of our personal lives: our ability to vote, how we are policed, our religious freedom, the quality of our education, our workplaces, healthcare, immigration protections, and much more.

Although many appellate decisions disproportionately impact communities of color, people of color remain greatly underrepresented as both attorneys and judges in our highest courts. TAP’s mission is to change that. Learn more at www.theappellateproject.org.

Position Overview

The Appellate Project (TAP) is expanding its team with the addition of a Development Director. As the organization’s fifth full-time staff member, this individual will set the vision and strategy to secure funding from public and private philanthropic sources towards a $1M+ annual budget. This newly-created position will work closely with the Founder/Executive Director and Program Director, an active and engaged Board of Directors, and a Board-led Development Committee. The ideal Development Director will be a high-performing professional who thrives on the innovation, creativity, and collaboration required in a start-up nonprofit environment.

The Development Director is integral to TAP’s success, particularly over the next 3-5 years as the leadership team sets an ambitious growth and expansion plan into action. If you are excited to support programming that aims to redefine how we think about racial equity in our highest courts, we encourage you to apply!

For a full description of the job and responsibilities, please visit: https://theappellateproject.org/careers

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to info@taplaw.org with “Development Director Position” in the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis, with priority to applications received by February 17, 2023.

If you require a disability-related accommodation to submit your application, please email info@taplaw.org. Otherwise, due to high volume we are unable to respond to queries about application status.

Remote or New York, NY

Senior Development Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Organization

What We Do

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

What We Do

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

Strategies We Pursue

  • Equip talent in underinvested communities with the skills and credentials to compete successfully for quality income and wealth opportunities.
  • Invest in businesses, housing and other community infrastructure to catalyze economic, health, safety and educational mobility for individuals and communities.
  • Strengthen existing alliances while building new collaborations to increase our impact on the progress of people and places.
  • Develop leadership and the capacity of partners to advance our work together
  • Drive local, regional, and national policy and system changes that foster broadly shared prosperity and well-being.

Over the last 40 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $24 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 38 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco and in 2,400 rural counties across 49 states and Puerto Rico. Visit us at www.lisc.org

Position Overview

The position of Senior Development Officer, Data Management, sits within LISC’s national Resource Development Department (headquartered in New York), reporting to the Director of Development Operations. This position collaborates with departments across LISC to ensure the highest level of integrity of fundraising data within the Salesforce system, supporting the accurate processing and acknowledgement of the more than 2,000 grants and donations we receive annually.

In addition, the Senior Development Officer will develop reports and metrics within Salesforce to track performance against corporate fundraising goals and enhance the Development group’s use of Salesforce to coordinate prospect management, solicitation, and stewardship activities. They will play a key role in improving usage of the system across the organization so that it remains a key tool for relationship management, business development, donor cultivation, stewardship, and reporting.

Essential Responsibilities are related to maintaining data quality, tracking and analyzing fundraising data, improving development operations and systems, developing resources and trainings for use across LISC, and managing the Assistant Development Officer for Data Management:

 

Data Quality

  • Serve as primary point of contact for IT, Field Excellence, Accounting, Finance, and other teams as needed to maintain quality of national and local fundraising data and donor contact information.
  • Oversee daily work of the Assistant Development Officer, who is primary point of contact with LISC’s 39 local offices for identifying and resolving fundraising-data-related issues.

 

Grant/Donation Processing

  • Manage Assistant Development Officer and work with staff across LISC to accurately process grants and donations.
  • Review and approve all grants of $1M from private sources and above entered into Salesforce.

 

Data Tracking and Analysis

  • Work across LISC teams to track funds raised for new programs or focus areas.
  • Design and maintain reports and dashboards to show progress of LISC’s sites and programs towards fundraising goals.
  • Provide data and analysis for quarterly reports to the board, and ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required by the national development team and senior management.

Development Operations and Systems

  • Continuously identify and implement business process improvement that allow for more detailed fundraising tracking/reporting and help drive growth in fundraising.
  • Serve as liaison to IT when it adds new functions to the system, to ensure they meet development team needs, are properly communicated across LISC, and incorporated into our documentation.

 

Resources and Trainings

  • Develop and maintain documentation for LISC’s Salesforce fundraising instance, used for onboarding new staff and for on-going reference.
  • Develop and conduct trainings, both live and recorded, on effective use of the Salesforce fundraising instance, working with the Assistant Development Officer.
  • Serve as an active member of the internal Salesforce Stakeholders Group
  • Serve on the Training Content Development Working Group.
  • Contribute to the Development team’s Shared Services model, providing technical support, training, etc.

Other

  • Support internal compliance efforts.
  • Assist in annual budget process, including creation of campaigns for each local office.
  • Assist with or manage special assignments and projects, as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent relevant work experience in a related field.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience with Salesforce, particularly in a non-profit fundraising and grants management environment, including creating high-level dashboards and reports.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to analyze and present complex data, including identifying trends.
  • Excellent computer skills: a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Excel preferred. Ability to learn new software and automated systems when appropriate.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work across the organization with colleagues with varying responsibilities.
  • Strong project management skills: ability to drive simultaneous projects to measurable success while aligning with department strategy.
  • Experience leading and producing training materials preferred.

Compensation

LISC offers a competitive salary, $83,000 – $99,000, commensurate with experience and location as well as excellent fringe benefits

How To Apply

Apply online at https://boards.greenhouse.io/lisc/jobs/4141953005 

Renton, WA

Chief Philanthropy Officer, Providence

The Organization

Swedish Health Services is part of Providence and comprises an integrated healthcare delivery network with extensive ambulatory care and inpatient services serving the Seattle/Puget Sound area. Swedish has integrated with Providence and the organization as a whole has been transitioning to a higher level of standardization, heightened use of benchmarks and metrics, and an overall higher level of accountability to corporate standards and protocols.

Swedish is a nearly $3 billion enterprise serving the Puget Sound area with five hospital campuses consisting of over 1,500 beds and 13,000 employees. The organization enjoys a stellar reputation in the region for top-tier quality care and is noted as the hospital of choice for much of the Puget Sound region.

Position Overview

The CPO sets the overarching strategy and vision for advancing philanthropy and provides strategic leadership to developing and advancing a comprehensive philanthropy program across Swedish as well as Providence North Division. This leader will have oversight for all fundraising activity across Providence North Division and its various foundations including identifying prospects, principal and major gifts, grateful patient giving, planned giving and donor advancement activities, implementing best practices for philanthropic systems and processes to optimize fundraising. The new CPO will serve as the principal gift officer for Swedish with some of the most committed donors and promising prospects.

The CPO’s overarching responsibility is to promote philanthropic investment to fulfill and advance the mission of Swedish and the Providence North Division. This encompasses working with the Swedish Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Board members, executives, physicians and internal allies (providers program/administrative leaders and individual team members) to foster a culture that understands, appreciates, supports and advances gratitude, giving, stewardship and engagement beyond transactional fundraising to building lasting, deep relationships with donors.

Swedish and Providence are seeking a candidate that has a track record of accomplishments in creating an organizational culture of philanthropy, aligning philanthropy with organizational strategy, and donor base growth.

The successful candidate will be a values-driven, sophisticated development professional who is knowledgeable about philanthropic and stewardship strategies with demonstrated successful execution in these areas. This individual must be an innovative leader, as well as a skilled manager focused on the development and mentorship of their team. The CPO will possess exceptional relationship and team building skills, and will have a transparent communication and leadership style with a dedicated commitment to equity and inclusion.

This is an opportunity to join a high quality organization with an exceptional reputation, ideally positioned in a time of innovation and transformation within a highly sophisticated, competitive healthcare market.

How To Apply

Please direct all inquiries, nominations and applications to Mark Andrew, Donna Padilla and Ashlee Winters Musser through the https://apptrkr.com/3834639. For additional information, please contact Ashlee Winters Musser via email at https://tinyurl.com/bdzcx73w or 678.302.1571.

This role is still being evaluated to determine the full compensation range but compensation range will be in the $360,000 – $500,000   range including a combination of base salary and additional compensation in the form of bonus and deferred compensation opportunities.

 

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence recruits a diverse, high performing workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex (except where it is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability or medical condition as defined by applicable equal opportunity laws.

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Director of People and Culture, Northwest Area Foundation

The Organization

The Northwest Area Foundation (NWAF) supports efforts by the people, organizations, and communities of their eight-state region to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity. This region includes Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and 76 Native Nations. The vision that drives them is that the people of their priority communities—including Native Americans, communities of color, immigrants and refugees, and people in rural areas—thrive on their own terms. They imagine and build for a future in which their region’s rich culture of engagement and opportunity makes it a prized place to visit, to invest and to live, and where all residents have a fair chance to live free of poverty.

As we all emerge changed from the recent and ongoing crises – a pandemic, economic turmoil, the upsurge for racial justice in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and mounting pressures on NWAF’s priority communities – the Foundation continues to deepen its commitment to supporting grantee-led change. Internally, they have made measurable progress to strengthen internal equity-centered systems designed to support a deeply engaged staff and build inclusive culture and belonging, and they now seek a new Director of People and Culture to continue that evolution and promote organizational effectiveness. In addition to managing all aspects of the human resources function for the foundation, the Director will be a member of the senior leadership team, guiding organization-wide decision-making and holding responsibility for designing and sustaining a people-centered environment that reflects the Foundation’s mission, vision, values, and strategy.

NWAF is a private foundation established in 1934 by Louis W. Hill, son of the railroad entrepreneur James J. Hill, whose Great Northern Railway linked the Minnesota’s Twin Cities to the emerging cities of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA and Portland, OR. Currently, its assets are near $500MM, annual budget is around $25MM, and its staff consists of 20+ people. NWAF’s values distill not just who they are, but who they aspire to be, in decisions both big and small. The six organizational values are: social justice, courage, grantees come first, listen and learn for change, heart, and trust. NWAF is committed to hiring individuals who contribute to a richly diverse workplace. Their hiring decisions are guided by their commitment to support their grantees, who work to build the entrepreneurial spirit, strong community ties, and untapped potential within Native nations, communities of color, rural communities, and other resilient communities who have fewer opportunities to thrive on their own terms.

This position will be hybrid with in-person time in the office required a few days a week.

Position Overview

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE DIRECTOR OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE

In close collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, the Director of People and Culture will lead all aspects of the people function for NWAF, with a primary focus on organizational effectiveness, talent development, and culture leadership. The Director will report directly to the President/CEO and serve as a member of the senior leadership team.

It is essential for the Director to work well in cross-functional teams, leading by influence and building trust and engagement to drive culture-related initiatives. They will be an agile problem solver with the flexibility to work on a high-level strategic plane as well as a more detailed tactical level to ensure excellence in execution and compliance. In all things, a tangible commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion must be at the center.

Lead the development, alignment, and execution of all HR plans and tactics within the organization to support NWAF’s values, mission, and strategy.

  • Ensure integrated, effective, and legally compliant HR processes and practices that promote a positive, supportive employment experience for NWAF staff.
  • Serve as a confidential resource for staff members and management to address workplace issues through active listening, proactive problem-solving, mediation, crucial conversations, and conflict resolution techniques. Act with discretion and sound judgment, elevating critical concerns to the appropriate legal advisor and/or institutional officer.
  • Lead NWAF’s human resources information system (HRIS) and train and orient staff to understand its functions.
  • Work with the Controller to ensure smooth continuation of the 403B and Retirement plan. Partner with the Controller to work with the insurance broker to provide and maintain effective benefits for all staff.
  • Collaborate with managers to design recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes that support the ongoing development of a diverse, engaged team.
  • Scope out and build process for identifying and acting on professional development opportunities relevant to the staff.

Partner with other leadership at NWAF to shape and implement a values-driven culture.

  • Infuse knowledge and best practices grounded in racial equity in developing HR-related strategies, practices, initiatives, and policies.
  • Help navigate conversations related to power, privilege, and structural racism to foster conditions for a culture where all staff can experience a sense of belonging.
  • Align the people and culture function’s goals and outcomes to the Foundation’s justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) action plan in close collaboration with the Foundation’s JEDI Manager.
  • Plan and lead the Foundation’s monthly all-staff meetings.

Partner with other leadership at NWAF to ensure strategic alignment of all people and culture related systems, goals, and processes.

  • Partner with the President/CEO to develop the annual strategic goals for the Foundation and monitor the progress with the Leadership Team on a monthly basis.
  • Equip leaders and staff within the organization to align with NWAF mission and values in an environment characterized by role clarity and a spirit of collaboration that promotes individual and team development and effectiveness.
  • Design and implement tools and processes in areas such as assessment, team building, strategy alignment, organization design, change management, problem solving, and performance improvement.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Broadly experienced people and culture leader with 10+ years of experience relevant to human resources, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or organizational effectiveness, ideally with experience operating as a key member of a management/leadership team.
  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategies to promote a culture of belonging, accountability, professional development, and collaborative decision-making.
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills including active listening and reflection, engendering trust and buy-in, discretion and confidentiality where appropriate, consistent follow-up and follow-through, and ability to balance directness and diplomacy.
  • Deep experience aligning people and culture systems with organizational values in a mission-driven and equity-forward environment. A strategic partner and planner, with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities and excellent judgment. Excellent facilitation skills with experience addressing and resolving conflict and managing change effectively.
  • Experience implementing organization-wide talent programs along the full employee lifecycle from talent planning and acquisition, onboarding and training, performance management, and ongoing development, etc.
  • Capacity to manage tactical aspects of HR including benefits administration, employee relations, and advising on policies, procedures, and legal compliance.
  • Experience advising leadership to contract with vendors and consultants to accomplish HR goals when necessary, and then managing them to success.
  • Well-developed cultural competency and flexibility to meet others where they are, lead by influence and engender trust at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to balance the strategic and tactical aspects of the role, with an ability and interest to engage at a detailed level.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (required); master’s degree and SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The Director of People and Culture role is a full-time, exempt position. They will report to the President/CEO and will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team. NWAF offers a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary and benefits, and the anticipated starting salary for this position is in the range of $126,000 – $156,000.

How To Apply

More information about Northwest Area Foundation may be found at: www.nwaf.org.

This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Rachel Burgoyne of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website. We welcome nominations sent to Rachel at rachel@npag.com.

NWAF is an equal opportunity employer and all employees and applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunity in every area of hiring and employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, disability, mental illness, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, military/veteran status, citizenship, arrest record, and any other legally protected characteristic.

San Francisco

Program Strategist, Tempest Advisors

The Organization

Tempest Advisors

Based in downtown San Francisco, Tempest Advisors provides professional philanthropic consulting services to Sea Change Foundation and Sea Change Foundation International – the climate-focused philanthropies of Nat Simons and Laura Baxter Simons. Consulting support is focused on the serious threat posed by climate change and the role of philanthropy in climate change mitigation. The Tempest team is high performing, collaborative, and mission driven. We foster a pragmatic, solution-oriented culture and a willingness to develop creative approaches to addressing climate change.

Position Overview

As a Program Strategist at Tempest Advisors, you will work with a small team helping to advise our clients to develop and assess grants focused at the forefront of mitigating climate change. Although this Program Strategist position will be a generalist with respect to our climate mitigation strategies, this position will likely focus more heavily on clean transportation and reducing fossil fuel dependence domestically and internationally. Program Strategists report to the Executive Director and must be able to work effectively with colleagues across multiple disciplines (both internally and throughout the philanthropic community), balancing the need for immediate action with our clients’ desire to maximize impact through philanthropic investments.

Key Responsibilities

·  Proactively cultivate, review, and assess climate grantmaking opportunities; conduct rigorous due diligence, including site visits to meet with current and potential grant recipients, and view active and pending projects across an array of climate and clean energy philanthropic strategies.

· Lead development and assessment of grantmaking strategies by identifying promising grant concepts, providing critical analysis of project strengths, weaknesses, and risks, presenting grant ideas for review by Tempest Advisors’ staff members, partners, and clients (including principals), and working with potential grant recipients to improve the clarity and quality of their grant proposals and documentation.

·  In addition to other strategy areas to be assigned, lead development and assessment of strategies on clean transportation and reducing fossil fuel dependence.

·  Attend and present at certain client grant decision-making meetings.

·  Stay current on emerging issues, trends, interventions, and innovations related to climate change and clean energy in order to advise Tempest Advisors’ clients on effective strategies to advance climate mitigation.

·  Provide peer feedback to other Program Strategists and other funders on projects and grant proposals and solicit peer reviews of your work from others.

· Help to plan and implement learning opportunities for grant recipients, Tempest Advisors’ employees and clients, and other partner organizations.

· Work with and manage external consultants.

· Develop progress indicators with grant recipients; monitor ongoing grants and initiatives; evaluate progress and report to Tempest Advisors’ employees and clients.

· Collaborate with other funders, advisors, and grant recipients to facilitate the exchange of information and maximize lessons learned.

· Convene meetings of stakeholders, including grant recipients, subject matter experts, community representatives, governmental representatives, funders, and others, to learn from each other, and compare and coordinate strategies where appropriate.

·  Ensure compliance with IRS regulations and any other legal requirements, as well as client reporting requirements for all grants.

·  Respond to additional client requests as needed, including research requests.

·  Complete other projects as assigned, including some related to Tempest Advisors’ internal operations and planning.

Compensation, Benefits & Work Requirements 

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with expertise and previous experience within the range of $200,000 to $240,000 annually. Excellent employer-paid benefits, including medical, dental and vision and a 2:1 matching retirement plan. This is an exempt position and requires presence in the San Francisco office on a full-time basis. Additionally, domestic and international travel a few times per year is likely. A background check, full COVID-19 vaccination, and acceptance of a non-disclosure agreement will be required.

How To Apply

Tempest Advisors is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting – a Bay Area-based Black- and woman-owned strategic management consulting and search firm – to facilitate this search. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (references will not be contacted without your advanced notice) to tempestadvisors@walkeraac.com. Use the subject line: Program Strategist. Please submit PDF or Microsoft Word files only, preferably with all materials in one combined file. Resume review begins immediately. Questions or Nominations? Contact Jeannine N. Walker at jwalker@walkeraac.com.

San Francisco, CA

Senior Program Officer - Democracy & Climate, Crankstart

The Organization

Crankstart is a private foundation based in the Bay Area. The Crankstart mission is to support leaders and organizations with the know-how and tenacity to take on tough problems which have no quick or easy answers. Crankstart currently supports efforts in democracy, education, economic mobility, housing security, climate, and science.

Crankstart is primarily focused on helping build a stronger and more just San Francisco and Bay Area for all. We focus our giving primarily in San Francisco, Oakland and Chicago. In 2022, Crankstart made over $200m in grants with about 60% going to nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area, 44% of whom are based in San Francisco.

Crankstart is currently a small, lean team of nine with plans to grow efficiently over the next few years. As a funder, Crankstart aims to build trust, be responsive and enable leaders and communities to identify problems and solutions that matter most to them. We have an equity-oriented team that prioritizes collaboration and inclusion, as well as healthy disagreements in all directions.

Crankstart was founded by Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman who are actively engaged as Board members. As early signatories to the Giving Pledge, they have committed to giving away the majority of their wealth in their lifetimes.

Crankstart envisions a vibrant, thriving Bay Area, where our region’s prosperity is shared, strengthened, and realized by all who live here. We are a family foundation, based in San Francisco, working with others to address social issues and their underlying causes. Our main interests are education; a thriving democracy; economic mobility; housing security; the environment; and the basic sciences. In 2021, we made over $250m in grants, with about 60% going to nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area. Crankstart is very much a startup and consists of 10 core team members of diverse backgrounds. We value: authenticity, collaboration, learning, commitment, and hope.

For more information about Crankstart, please visit https://crankstart.org/.

Position Overview

The Opportunity

Crankstart is seeking an equity-centered strategic leader to serve as a Senior Program Officer (SPO) leading Crankstart’s work focused on democracy (voting engagement, voting rights, criminal justice and immigration) and climate (greenhouse gas emissions and environment-related problems disproportionately affecting local low-income communities). The SPO will function as a high-level individual contributor and people manager. The role oversees two bodies of work:

Democracy. The SPO will lead Crankstart’s democracy funding strategies and grantmaking focused on voting engagement and voting rights, criminal justice and immigration. Crankstart’s historic voting work has been national in nature while much of our immigration work is focused within the Bay Area and California. Our work intends to generate the conditions and support the leaders needed to help democracy become a system for the people and by the people. This means building a strong and engaged multiracial electorate that expands the rights and secures justice for those who have been sidelined.

Climate. The SPO will lead Crankstart’s climate funding strategy and oversee related grants. In this newer portfolio, the SPO will look to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address environment-related problems disproportionately affecting local low-income communities. Current areas of interest include enabling a faster transition to good, green jobs, enabling innovation for sustainable production and distribution of food and protecting nature to mitigate climate change.

The SPO will spend about 80% of their time, effort and resources on democracy and 20% on climate work.

The Senior Program Officer shapes and oversees multiple grant portfolios within the democracy and climate strategy. You lead ongoing development, prioritization, and implementation of discrete funding activities to further the impact of our grantee partners. You collaborate with other senior leaders to maintain strategic and organizational alignment across issue areas and oversee and delegate projects to program officers to ensure our grantmaking processes are running smoothly for everyone involved. You identify and meet with organizations, conduct due diligence, and make funding recommendations to your team and the Board. You ensure Crankstart is always listening to and learning from our grantee partners and other community leaders.

We are looking for an individual with: 1) substantive leadership experience in one of the following areas: voting, criminal justice, and/or immigration, along with a strong interest in climate; 2) a track record of improving the outcomes of historically marginalized communities; and 3) a strong ability to break down system-level problems to a set of levers that can be addressed through philanthropic strategies.

The SPO will report to Crankstart’s Managing Director of Programs. The role is based in the San Francisco Bay Area; this is not a remote position.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy Development & Leadership (45%)

  • In collaboration with the CEO and Managing Director of Programs, lead a comprehensive philanthropic strategy for democracy and climate that supports Crankstart’s overall mission and intersectional work across funding portfolios.
  • Create and execute on annual and long-term operational plans, including budget forecasting and goal setting, to prioritize and resource high impact funding activities.
  • Regularly evaluate philanthropic impact and effectiveness of funding activities, leveraging storytelling, data analysis, and research from the broader field.
  • Educate and advise on democracy and climate topics to further the learning and strategic alignment of work streams across the Crankstart organization, including presentations to the Board.
  • Scope and drive special projects and opportunities to innovate and accelerate progress toward community-level outcomes based on the unique needs and input of our target populations.
  • Work with other senior leaders to advance their work via a collective spirit and one aimed at improving the lives of residents in San Francisco and Oakland.

Grantmaking and Relationship Management (35%)

  • Appropriately task and support other program officers in the execution of funding activities, grants management, and impact evaluation.
  • Identify and research nonprofit and community organizations that would be strong grantees for our funding priorities.
  • Write and present funding recommendations to the team and to the Board, answering key questions about why we should support a local nonprofit or community organization.
  • Communicate funding decisions to prospective, current, and past grantees with authenticity and diplomacy.
  • Regularly check in with grantees through email, video calls, site visits and phone calls to understand their needs and identify patterns across portfolios.
  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders and leaders across the democracy and climate ecosystem, including peer funders, elected and non-elected public officials, business leaders, academics, etc. to strengthen Crankstart’s work and drive towards change at scale.

Team Development (15%)

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to direct and indirect reports, including recommending professional development opportunities, making connections and introductions, advocating to other senior leaders on their behalf, etc.
  • Manage the performance of direct reports and/or team within the expectations and structures of Crankstart’s talent development approach.

Qualifications

  • You are hungry to make a difference and recognize that big and small tasks alike add value.
  • You are passionate about supporting and uplifting the work of nonprofit and community leaders in San Francisco and Oakland.
  • You have 10+ years of professional experience in various roles across the voting, criminal justice, immigration and/or climate ecosystem and across sectors (e.g., nonprofit, public, private, etc.).
  • You have 2+ years of experience in a senior leadership role, including managing teams.
  • You have a track record of improving outcomes for historically marginalized communities— from setting clear goals to monitoring progress to attaining ambitious targets.
  • You show up authentically, with an orientation toward collaboration, learning and deep commitment to our work.
  • You have experience with end-to-end organizational strategic and operational planning processes, including goal setting and budget forecasting.
  • You are a strategic thinker and do not shy away from prioritization.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to influence and advise senior leaders at an organization, including founders and Board members.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills with a focus on being able to synthesize complex concepts, information, and your point of view to make decisions.
  • You have experience working on complex, long-term projects that involve a diverse range of stakeholders and types of people, both internal and external to an organization.
  • You thrive in a dynamic, startup environment–you can shift gears quickly to adapt to changing priorities, and you enjoy doing a little bit of everything.

Preferences

  • You have the demonstrated ability to build genuine, productive, trusting relationships with a diverse array of stakeholders and partners. Lived experience as a person who carries a marginalized identity or identities is highly desirable.
  • You have experience working on campaigns and/or within and across political systems working to improve immigration, criminal justice and/or climate outcomes.

Compensation and Benefits
The target starting salary for this position is $200,000 – $220,000. Crankstart offers a competitive salary based on experience and a benefits package including medical, dental, a 15% 401k match, generous vacation and paid holidays, and a generous Employee Giving Alignment Program.

Work Environment

The SPO is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and a remote option is not available. The Crankstart team currently works from a co-working space in San Francisco on Mondays and offers use of a coworking space 5 days a week from 9am-7pm. The SPO must have the ability to travel to our San Francisco office at least 3x a week, and occasionally travel throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to build relationships with partners and grantees. We will eventually move into a permanent office location in San Francisco while continuing to have a hybrid work model.

Covid-19

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our employees and partners. Crankstart requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except as required by law. Any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Application Process

Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC, in strategic partnership with Gumbs + Partners, has been retained to conduct this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to search@marthamontagbrown.com. All correspondence will remain confidential.

Crankstart is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, age, or any other legally protected status. Crankstart also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees in any of these protected categories.

How To Apply

Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC, in strategic partnership with Gumbs + Partners, has been retained to conduct this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter, resume and salary requirements by email to search@marthamontagbrown.com. All correspondence will remain confidential.

San Francisco, CA

Chief Financial Officer, San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Organization

Since 1982, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) has been fighting to eliminate HIV transmission and to improve the quality and length of lives for people living with HIV. While progress has been substantial, their work is far from complete. SFAF envisions a future where health justice is achieved for all people living with or at risk for HIV. Ultimately, they strive for a day when race is not a barrier to health and wellness, substance use is not stigmatized, HIV status does not determine quality of life, and HIV transmission is eliminated.

SFAF promotes health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV through sexual health and substance use services, advocacy, and community partnerships. Their work is organized into five interconnected program areas: sexual health, substance use and behavioral health, engagement and retention, social support, and policy and public education.

Their strategic plan includes an articulation of its five key values, which are the foundation for its work and its employees:  Justice, Dignity, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence. They are calling on passionate agents of social change, vanguards of public health, and practitioners of racial justice to join their fight.

The work of SFAF is built around the needs of communities experiencing sexual health and substance use-related disparities. These disparities have been well-documented in epidemiology reports published by their local health departments as well as other publications. Their efforts to prioritize specific communities are informed by this data as well as other factors, including their experiences as service providers and advocates, the organizational capacity and history, and what they learn every day from those most impacted.

SFAF will center its priority communities in the design, implementation, and delivery of all existing and future programs and services. This includes a commitment to allocating the financial and human resources necessary to expand programs and services that address the sexual health and substance use-related disparities experienced by members of these communities. Setting a focus on these priority communities will better position SFAF to provide high quality care to anyone who comes through their doors.

For more information, please visit the SFAF website.

Throughout, when used, the pronoun “they” is inclusive of humans who identify as non-binary as well as those of gender expansive identities and experiences.

Position Overview

THE ROLE

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides strategic oversight of the financial, business, and financial compliance activities of SFAF in conformity with legal, regulatory, and established best practices. Reporting to and serving as a critical strategic business partner to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CFO leads the development of short and long-range financial plans to achieve the strategic goals of financial health and long-term sustainability. The CFO serves as a member of the Executive Team and has responsibility in ensuring that SFAF is fulfilling its mission in accordance with the agency’s strategic plan and goals. This role currently oversees finance, accounting, technology, and facilities for the organization. Placement of additional areas of responsibility will be considered depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

The CFO leads the development of SFAF’s annual budget, providing regular finance updates, and oversees the management of the investment portfolio. This role leads the enforcement, development, implementation, and evaluation of financial policies, procedures, and processes that promote efficiencies, deliver timely and accurate outcomes, ensure high quality internal and external customer service, and comply with industry standards/regulations. Further, the CFO is responsible for conducting multi-year financial scenario planning and other forecasting efforts.

The CFO provides strategic leadership, management, mentorship, and oversight to the Finance Department, which is comprised of nine full-time staff. The members of the Finance Department reporting directly to the CFO include the Controller and the Senior Director of Budgeting and Government Contracts.

Importantly, the CFO will be responsible for developing, achieving buy-in for, and effectively implementing tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to inform decisions and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. The CFO will also maintain appropriate internal controls; evaluate and implement opportunities for enhancing and streamlining internal processes. Additionally, this role will oversee and make recommendations related to SFAF’s investment portfolio to ensure compliance with the Board-established Investment Policy, and manage relationships with external investment advisors.

As an Executive Team member, the CFO engages and presents regularly to the Board of Directors (Board). The CFO is responsible for regular financial reporting and serves as the staff liaison to both the Finance Committee and the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

The compensation available for the role considers a variety of factors including, but is not limited to, work location, individual skill set, previous/applicable experience, and other organizational needs. The estimated salary range for this role is $225K to $255K. This salary range represents SFAF’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible base salary range and is one part of the total rewards the organization provides to employees.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The San Francisco AIDS Foundation is seeking a strategic thinker and proven leader to build on the successes of the current finance organization. The successful candidate will manifest the highest level of professionalism, stewardship and integrity in executing the full breadth of the CFO role. Further, they will bring an authentic commitment to SFAF’s mission to promote health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV, gained through lived experience, volunteer engagement, and/or related work experience.

The CFO will bring excellent leadership skills with the ability to make well-reasoned and timely decisions as part of a team and in the best interests of the organization for the present and future. The successful candidate will have experience leading during a time of exciting and important change. This individual will have ideally led functions beyond finance and accounting.

They will have a successful track record driving innovation and implementing process improvements that increase efficiencies and effectiveness. Importantly, the successful candidate will have played a key role in implementing new technology systems and furthering automation across an organization.

The CFO will provide executive leadership across the organization by leading, mentoring, and developing high-performing individuals and teams, to support the vision, mission and priorities of SFAF. They will have the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with internal and external stakeholders of all races, with awareness of how our identities and values influence interactions. This individual will be aware of the disparities faced by BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, and bring a willingness and openness to participate in conversations on various topics including advancing equitable outcomes and centering people of color, LGBTQ+, and other groups of people who face intersecting forms of oppression.

The successful candidate will have a proactive attitude, future-focused approach, and ability to achieve in a fast-paced environment. They will have exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively interface with staff, senior executives, and the Board.

They will bring ten or more years of financial management experience. Ideally, this person will have experience serving as a leader in the nonprofit sector and/or in a healthcare setting. This leader will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and an advanced degree and/or a CPA is strongly preferred.

In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:

Setting Strategy

  • The ability to create and articulate an inspiring financial vision for the organization, and to make critical judgement calls that best serve SFAF’s mission and values in the course of executing responsibilities.
  • An entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will stretch the organization.
  • The inclination to seek and analyze data from a variety of sources to support decisions and to align others with the organization’s overall strategy.
  • The ability to effectively balance the desire/need for broad change with an understanding of how much change the organization is capable of handling, to create realistic goals and implementation plans that are achievable and successful.

Executing for Results

  • The ability to set clear and challenging goals while committing the organization to improved performance; tenacious and accountable in driving results.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty; the ability to adapt nimbly and lead others through complex situations.
  • A risk-taker who seeks data and input from others to foresee possible threats or unintended circumstances from decisions; someone who takes smart risks.
  • A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in their approach to making decisions; who brings a sense of urgency to their professional responsibilities while maintaining a calm and unflappable demeanor in times of stress and pressure; the ability to act in a transparent and consistent manner while always taking into account what is best for the organization.

Leading Teams

  • Demonstrated management skills, able to inspire, motivate, mentor, and hold accountable the finance team.
  • The ability to attract and recruit top talent, motivate the team, delegate effectively, celebrate diversity within the team, and manage performance; widely viewed as a strong developer of others.
  • The ability to persevere in the face of challenges, and exhibit a steadfast resolve and relentless commitment to higher standards, which commands respect from followers.
  • A leader who is self-reflective and aware of their own limitations; leads by example and drives the organization’s performance with an attitude of continuous improvement by being open to feedback and self-improvement.

Relationships and Influence

  • Naturally connects and builds strong relationships with others, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly and persuasively.
  • The ability to examine and reflect on their own racial/ethnic biases or prejudices and understand how that may impact your work.
  • Encourages others to share the spotlight and visibly celebrates and supports the success of the team.
  • Creates a sense of purpose/meaning for the team that generates followership beyond their own personality and engages others to the greater purpose for the organization as a whole.
  • Has an authentic commitment to SFAF’s mission to promote health, wellness, and social justice for communities most impacted by HIV, through sexual health and substance use services, advocacy, and community partnerships.

How To Apply

Russell Reynolds Associates has been exclusively retained for this search. Prospective candidates are invited to submit a resume to the following address: John.McNaught@RussellReynolds.com. All inquiries, nominations, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

John McNaught
Russell Reynolds Associates

San Francisco, CA

Coordinator, Strategy, Partnerships & Learning, Stuart Foundation

The Organization

LOCATION: Hybrid – No Relocation Assistance – this role is in San Francisco and requires 2-3 days in office and as required by team needs.

The Stuart Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to improving life outcomes for young people through education. We believe that public education is a public good that can energize communities, fuel the economy, and strengthen our democracy. Our work brings together and supports leaders and organizations across a wide spectrum of different backgrounds and life experiences, from immigrant parents to state system leaders, and from youth activists to superintendents of schools, to realize a vision where all young people experience a great education.

The Foundation has an asset base of $596 million, a current staff of 15, and makes charitable expenditures of approximately $22 million per year. While based in San Francisco, we work statewide in California as our primary focus. We also engage in specific, targeted activities in Washington State.

We value a strong, diverse team of people whose lived experience informs their relationship to social justice work and our collective liberation. Women, trans-and gender-nonconforming folks, queer people, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. We acknowledge this list is incomplete and encourage you to apply if your lived experience informs your desire to be a part of a team focused on helping all of California’s adolescents, with their full diversity and assets, to thrive.

Position Overview

THE JOB:

 The position is Coordinator, Strategy, Partnerships & Learning. This position plays a central role in providing seamless workflow and administrative support for grantmaking and programmatic projects and reports to the Vice President of Strategy, Partnerships & Learning. We seek an enthusiastic self-starter who enjoys working both collaboratively and independently, can juggle multiple projects and priorities, appreciates the diversity and efforts of the communities the Foundation serves, is detail-minded, and is committed to excellent internal and external customer service.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 · Creates, coordinates and monitors team workflow processes, schedules and deadlines with project management tools and dashboards.

· Builds and maintains strong and collaborative relationships with team members, Foundation staff, consultants and grantees; communicates effectively with a broad range of external stakeholders and partners, including education and nonprofit leaders, policy makers, foundation colleagues, and others.

· Performs administrative functions for grantmaking including, but not limited to, reviewing grant applications for completeness, processing funding requests, tracking grantee reports, entering grantee information into database, preparing and tracking grant agreements, and ensuring electronic grant files are complete. Reviews grant reports and summarizes with recommendations. Works with grants management team and grantees to problem-solve technical grantmaking issues.

· Keeps the Vice President informed of the status of grantmaking and other activities; is pro-active in anticipating issues and identifying decision points.

· Coordinates and provides logistical and operational support for meetings, conferences, and convenings, in the office and off-site, working closely with team members, operations staff, and external parties.

· Coordinates team materials and presentations for Board meetings; prepares and proofs documents, handouts, and charts; conducts research and prepares database reports.

· Supports internal and external meetings with correspondence, agenda planning, note-taking, timely follow-up; responsible for managing electronic filing systems for easy retrieval of materials.

· Manages the Vice President’s calendar and meeting schedule. Provides support for meetings including pulling organization history, critical data and coordinating with staff.

· Manages all travel arrangements, including transportation, hotel arrangements, directions, coordination with meeting attendees and other logistics; prepares expense reports for the VP.

· Maintains close connections with the President’s executive assistant in order to facilitate communications and decision-making among senior leadership.

· Provides back-up coverage for the Associate and other Foundation Ops/Admin Support Staff.

· Other duties as assigned to support the effective functioning of the team.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

· Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a program support or administrative position.

· Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Advanced knowledge of delegation in MS Outlook. Proficient with a variety of virtual meeting platforms.

· Experience with Salesforce or another CRM platform and familiarity with database programs.

· Strong project management and organizational skills (Asana, MS Project, or other PM application knowledge a plus).

· Strategic, forward-looking, and learning mindsets are essential.

· Dexterity and comfort with a fast-paced and high-volume environment.

· Excellent attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills.

· Copy editing/proofreading skills desired.

· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge and experience.

ATTRIBUTES AND QUALITIES FOR A GOOD FIT IN THE ROLE:

 · Team Player – Our success is based on what we do together. While the content of the work focuses on processes, systems and data, the style of interaction we need in the role is human-centered from someone who genuinely enjoys and gets a lift from engaging diverse internal and external colleagues.

· Deliver Solidly with Creative Flexibility – The role is a linchpin for many other pieces of work in the organization, so a reassuring, dependable outlook is important while also enthusiastically and proactively problem-solving, pivoting, and finding solutions to things that will inevitably arise.

· Unflappable – Because we place a premium on partnerships as the way we work externally and because we provide critical support to organizations that carry a myriad of obligations to support young people, educators, and communities, our work can feel high intensity (ex. urgent, immediate, etc.); we need a person committed to following through even under pressure in periods of heightened responsiveness.

· Nimble – With a small overall team in the organization, this role will thrive via a desire to help execute projects that others are leading.

· Adaptive Learner – Being situated in the middle of key processes and relying upon multiple systems and tools to keep work flowing and accomplish goals, the role is best suited to someone who is curious about engaging, testing and learning multiple applications and digital platforms.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

The Stuart Foundation is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

BENEFITS AVAILABLE IF YOU JOIN US:

· 100% Employer Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Disability Insurance

· Employer Contribution to 403(b) Retirement Plan

· Professional Development and Tuition Reimbursement

· Vacation Allowance, Holiday Allowance, and Sick Day Allowance

· Flexible Spending Account Program

· Commuter Benefit Program

· Employee Service Awards and Matched Gifts on Charitable Donations

SALARY AVAILABLE IF YOU JOIN US:

·  Salary range begins at $82,000 based on experience

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@stuartfoundation.org with subject line – Coordinator Position

Please refrain from direct inquiries or contacts with staff at the Foundation in order to maintain a consistent process of consideration for all candidates through the specified process of application submission.

San Francisco, CA

Individual Giving Officer, ACLU of Northern California

The Organization

The ACLU of Northern California is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) is comprised of two distinct corporations, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California (the “Foundation”, a 501c3) and the ACLU of Northern California (the “Union”, a 501c4). The incumbent is a joint employee of both corporations. For most of the last century, ACLU Nor Cal has been part of many of the most major – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil liberties and civil rights in our state.

Our mission is to ensure that constitutional rights don’t just exist on paper but are protected in practice. As we move into a new era, we face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms. At the same time, ACLU NorCal is committed to advancing proactive and positive change to transform laws and institutions to advance our values. We are committed to fostering an anti-racist work culture and to anti-racist principles and learning.

Position Overview

The Individual Giving Officer (IGO) is responsible for deepening relationships with a small portfolio of existing donors and qualifying new prospects to build a full portfolio. The IGO will participate in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding annual, special, and planned gifts from donors/prospects in the portfolio. A significant amount of the IGO’s time will be spent in direct interaction with donors, both in and out of the office, providing opportunities for donors to advance justice through their giving to the ACLU. In furtherance of the development department’s equity goals and commitments, the IGO also uses their unique position to support donors’ political journeys through donor education and by connecting donors to action opportunities within and beyond ACLU.

This position is represented by IFPTE Local 20.

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be evaluating applications on a rolling basis. Applications must include:

  • a resume
  • a brief cover letter that includes:
    • an example from your past work experience that illustrates the specific skills and knowledge that you would bring to this role;
    • how you would contribute to the work culture of a team with diverse life experiences;
    • at least one other specific way you would be an excellent addition to the ACLU NorCal development department
    • a list of three references.
    • Applicants concurrently applying to any other position with the ACLU should state what other position they are applying for.

Please submit your application online at: https://boards.greenhouse.io/aclunc/jobs/6560226002

For selected candidates, we anticipate the full hiring process including:

  • Screening call with Human Resources Staff (no more than 30 mins)
  • Video interview with the Hiring Manager (no more than 30 mins)
  • Request for time-limited, take-home skills assessment or work sample from existing portfolio
  • Video interview with Hiring Manager and select staff (no more than one hour)
  • Reference checks and offer

The ACLU NorCal is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail hr@aclunc.org.  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

Seattle, WA

Prospect Development Manager, ACLU of Washington

The Organization

Application Deadline: February 15, 2023

 The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a Prospect Development Manager (PDM) to design, lead, and implement a comprehensive prospect research and qualification program. In collaboration with ACLU-WA and National ACLU colleagues, the PDM is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, researching, and assigning the best prospects for major, leadership, and planned gifts; applying an equity-informed approach to research and analysis to help diversify the portfolio; monitoring portfolio health through key performance metrics; proactively advancing donor pipelines with research-informed strategy recommendations; and providing business intelligence-informed reporting. The PDM reports to the Director of Development.

OVERVIEW

The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country’s premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness, and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. We have a staff of 50+ and are supported by more than 135,000 members, activists, and donors.

The ACLU of Washington is committed to ending racism in Washington State and throughout the country. This includes how we work with each other, and with our partners and allies in the communities we serve. We are committed to bringing anti-racism to all aspects of ACLU-WA’s internal and external functions, including but not limited to recruitment; hiring and human resources; strategic planning; ally, donor, and volunteer relations; Board and committee processes; and deciding what cases to litigate and what legislation to support and oppose. We are looking for candidates who share this commitment to advancing racial justice, both internally in our organization and externally in the communities that we serve.

*Please note: the ACLU-WA is currently transitioning towards a hybrid workstyle. To aid remote work, we provide laptops, home office supplies, certain equipment, and technology support. You will need an effective WiFi connection and a way to reach you by phone. This position is eligible for either a work phone or phone stipend, as well as an additional $100 stipend each month to help cover any additional costs while working from home.

 

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction. We do not conduct criminal background checks on our candidates. People of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

·       Participation in ACLU-WA’s race equity work. This may include utilizing ACLU-WA race equity tools, adopting ACLU-WA race equity practices, serving on the Race Equity Team or subcommittees, etc.

Prospect Development Oversight, Evaluation, and Management

·       Develop, implement, and manage day-to-day operations of the ACLU-WA prospect development efforts, including identification and prioritization of new prospects most likely to make major, leadership, or planned gifts, recommending portfolio assignments and removals, and evolving portfolio management practices to support equity goals and commitments, in collaboration with ACLU-WA and National ACLU staff.

·       Develop protocols for data entry, ensuring that research information is completely and correctly entered into the database.

·       May recruit, train, and supervise research volunteer(s) or interns.

Donor and Prospect Research and Evaluation

·       Identify, evaluate, and recommend prospects for assignment to portfolios ($10,000+ annual or capacity) by: conceptualizing proactive prospecting methodologies; identifying new prospects; evaluating identified prospects, applying a sophisticated understanding of wealth indicators, philanthropic inclination, and equity-informed analysis; and recommending prospects for assignment to portfolios.

·       Provide research-based strategies, recommendations, and training related to prospect research and development to ACLU-WA development staff, including refreshers on ratings and research.

Pipeline Health and Advancement

·       Oversee the individual giving pipeline, ensuring individual donors and prospects are assigned to and move between the appropriate program and portfolio within our individual giving programs and between the affiliate and national programs.

·       Accelerate the performance of major, leadership, and planned gift pipelines through work with gift officers, including portfolio reviews, moves management, and strategy recommendations.

·       Assess portfolio composition to understand needs for future assignment and ensure a pipeline of pre-qualified prospects for the portfolio.

Business Intelligence

·       Analyze data and develop metrics to inform, measure, and evaluate effectiveness of development activities and to determine the health of our program.

·       Develop business intelligence reporting in Salesforce.

·       Develop and maintain internal strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure the quality and integrity of the database.

QUALIFICATIONS

At the ACLU-WA, we work with staff to develop skills and support each other’s work. If the position sounds like a good fit, please don’t let fear of not having every qualification deter you from applying.

·       Ideal candidates will have an awareness of, and willingness to engage in, the difficult and transformative work of challenging systems of oppression, institutional and structural racism, and implicit bias.

·       A commitment to understanding and advancing equity and racial justice through philanthropic development.

·       At least three years of experience with progressive responsibilities in nonprofit fundraising, ideally including prospect research experience, equivalent information research profession, or research-based donor strategy development required.

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, constituent relationship management (CRM) databases, and business intelligence programs.

·       Experience with donor research tools such as Lexis Nexis, ResearchPoint (GivingSearch), and online search tools.

·       Good judgment, attention to detail, dependability, and follow through.

·       Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively and respectfully.

·       Commitment to basic prospect research ethics and the ACLU’s strong privacy principles; sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of information.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of prospect research, database management, and/or donor strategy work.

·       Strong analytical ability required to interpret data needs, perform analysis, and create reports and data solutions.

·       Experience in program and/or pipeline management, Salesforce, and community-centric fundraising principles is preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The ACLU-WA office is generally open between the hours of 9a.m. and 5p.m. and is located in downtown Seattle. The physical demands and work environment described below represent those required and encountered by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·       Able to input information into a computer for long periods of time.

·       Able to remain stationary for extended periods.

·       Able to assess information communicated through a computer.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The ACLU of WA is dedicated to centering equity in all aspects of the organization and, as such, has adopted a salary scale for measuring how to best compensate its employees. The salary for this position is $85,000 to $92,000. A range indicates the intention to accommodate those with varying years of relevant experience, as determined by the salary scale.

Benefits include three weeks of vacation, thirteen sick days with an additional ten days given in 2023, fifteen holidays, fully paid employee medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, an employer contributed retirement plan, student loan reimbursement, family care and adoption assistance, life insurance, paid office closures, and an ORCA card, the regional transportation pass.

How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé on our online job portal. In your cover letter, please explain the ways in which you satisfy the skills and qualifications specified above. We also invite applicants to include in their letter information about how their background and/or experience could contribute to the diversity, cultural vitality, and perspective of our staff and advocacy work.

Applications will be accepted until noon, February 15, 2023, at which time the job announcement will be displayed as closed on our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers.

HIRING TIMELINE

We will schedule interviews with qualified candidates after the application deadline and hope to have the selected candidate start in early April 2023.

 

 

The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington”.

Washington, DC

Communication Specialist, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

The Organization

About GEO
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) exists to help grantmakers turn their desire to improve into real progress. The GEO community bridges the gap between grantmaking as usual and transformational change. Our community includes more than 6,600 grantmakers working together to turn a hunger for more effective philanthropy into clear pathways for achieving it. We’re cutting through the noise to lift up the practices that matter most to nonprofits. GEO cultivates a community for grantmakers to work with their peers while they are navigating the same journey towards improvement. To learn more about how GEO is making faster progress possible, visit www.geofunders.org.

Position Description
The Communications Specialist plays a central role in supporting and coordinating GEO’s core communications activities and strategies that advance the organization’s mission and priorities and increase visibility and awareness. This role requires a highly motivated person that will require skills in digital media, writing and editing, maintenance of web-based platforms, email marketing, graphic design, document design and layout. S/he is a self-starter, has a knack for keeping track of loose ends and can easily toggle between multiple projects. This position reports to the Director of Communications. Depending on interest and organizational need, this position may involve up to 10-15% travel.

When working with us in this role you will:

·         Support and coordinate core communications activities, including keeping the organization’s web-based platforms (e.g. websites, blogs and social media) up-to-date, email marketing, graphic design, and document design and layout

·         Coordinate publications and editorial calendars

·         Provide editorial guidance for web-based platforms (e.g. website, blog, social media, email, etc.)

·         Provide writing and editing support for staff

·         Collaborate with staff, external stakeholders and vendors to develop and execute communications strategies

·         Collaborate with staff, external stakeholders and vendors to develop and execute communications strategies

·         Support the development and execution of media and public relations strategies that increase the visibility and awareness of GEO

·         Contribute to work that is helping to advance GEO’s organizational culture and work on racial equity

·         Research potential professional development opportunities for yourself in preparation for goal setting conversations with your supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible, relevant work experience in communications, or a combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties for this position

·         Solid writing, editing, communications and strategic thinking, project management, and research skills

·         Experience managing the online presence of an organization (e.g. website and social media) and familiarity with strategies for increasing supporter participation and engagement

·         Ability to work collaboratively with staff, external stakeholders and vendors

·         Ability to think creatively and proactively

·         Ability to work on multiple writing projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

·         Ability to work quickly under pressure and work well in a team environment

·         Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills

·         Strong communication, listening and interpersonal skills

·         High degree of personal integrity, ethics and demonstrated respect and sensitivity for
cultural differences

Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience with content managements systems (e.g. WordPress or Drupal), email marketing tools (e.g. Salesforce Marketing Cloud), social media management tools (e.g. SproutSocial), and basic knowledge of HTML or CSS

·         Experience in membership communications

·         Experience writing to amplify the voice of organizational leadership

Experience creating communications materials through a racial equity lens with the intent to increase understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion principles

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs, a resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position. In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • Why are you a good fit for this position?
  • Tell us about your experience managing multiple communication channels.
  • What are your greatest professional strengths and weaknesses?
  • What appeals to you about working at GEO?

We will accept applications until the position is filled.

Note: Our team is currently full-time remote in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For the time being, we will be conducting the hiring process virtually.

Salary and Benefits

GEO offers a competitive salary starting at $64k and a generous benefits package, including 100 percent employer paid health insurance, three weeks of vacation, twelve sick days, a 7 percent employer retirement contribution, a commitment to professional development and growth, along with a Metro accessible location in downtown D.C.

 

Washington, DC

Membership Associate, The Wilderness Society

The Organization

The Wilderness Society focuses on making America’s system of public lands part of the solution to the most pressing conservation challenges of today: climate change, unprecedented species extinction and inequitable access to nature’s benefits.

Since 1935, The Wilderness Society has been uniting people to protect America’s wild places. The Wilderness Society has led the charge to protect 111 million acres of wilderness since its founding and has directly contributed to the passage of almost every major conservation law while fighting hard against attempts to undermine them.

The Wilderness Society envisions a future where people and wild nature flourish together, meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing planet.

Position Overview

Location: Washington, DC

 To Apply: Please submit Resume & Cover Letter by February 19th

 General Description

Reporting to the Director of Direct Response Marketing & Member Services, the Membership Associate will process and log all donations received in-house, provide timely responses to member and supporter inquiries and help maintain records in Customer Relationship Management systems (CRMs.) The Membership Associate is detail-oriented and has experience with customer service and managing vendor relationships.

This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes.  TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Membership Associate will integrate these priorities throughout their essential duties and responsibilities as well as their goals.  Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities  

Income Processing/Reconciliation

·       Responsible for ensuring all cash receipts and pledges are entered into the CRM systems in a timely and accurate manner.

·       Collaborates regularly with membership, philanthropy and finance team members to establish and maintain internal systems to ensure that income is allocated to appropriate internal accounts.

·       Manages internal process and storage of documentation for all data entry, lockbox and income processing procedures.

·       Completes monthly income processing according to schedule established by management and sends notification of monthly close to designated staff.

·       Performs all donor refund requests and adjustments in database (check and credit card)

·       Helps ensure that income uploads from all vendors are received and uploaded according to schedule noted in vendor’s contract and reports problems to the Director of Direct Response Marketing & Member Services.

·       Serves as lead on processing special donations such as employee matching gifts, Donor Advised Funds, third party charitable giving, etc.

·       Assists Finance staff during annual audit process and responds to requests from auditors as needed.

·       Generates weekly gift log for all donations received in-house.

Member Services

·       Assists as needed in providing effective donor service and communications with TWS’ members and the general public.

·       Participates in regular meetings and performance reviews with vendors to provide answers to questions to guide handling of interactions with members. Helps keep vendors informed of changes in TWS Membership policies or procedures.

·       Maintains up-to-date FAQS and content within Email interface platform to provide membership and conservation information to the public. Assists on special projects as directed by Director of Direct Response Marketing on systems which support donors’ experiences, including via phone, website, email and chat. Coordinates with staff across all Marketing and Communications teams.

·       Assists as needed with training and documentation on all policies and procedures necessary for individuals to handle member escalations and exceptions that cannot be resolved at first contact.

·       Identifies and watches for trends, processing errors, or other issues which may affect performance of the Membership program. Contributes to meetings, analysis and other efforts to improve or solve issues. Assists with documentation and development of new procedures to prevent problems from recurring.

·       Helps manage monthly giving program by updating donor information, answering questions, and addressing concerns.

Data Maintenance

·       Performs regular data hygiene in database of record to clean up duplicate records, correct salutation, punctuation and capitalization issues and more.

·       Perform updates and changes to records in CRMs to maintain accurate donor information, including adding and removing contact flags, updating contact information, account merges, interaction updates, and more.

·       Provides assistance outputting biweekly acknowledgment and premium weekly files as needed.

 Other

·       Participates in special projects, including opportunities to engage in learning sessions on equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as participate in the Philanthropy diversity, equity, and inclusion recruitment team.

·       Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·       Minimum 2 years of data entry, member services and systems, or other detailed-oriented project management experience.

·       Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender.

·       Knowledge and understanding of practices applicable to customer service, customer satisfaction and vendor supervision

·       Strong problem-solving aptitude.  Excellent planning and organizational skills.

·       Strong attention to detail and ability to set and meet deadlines.

·       Ability to work independently with limited instruction.

·       Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, with staff and vendors.

·       Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

·       Basic understanding of CRM relational database systems, experience in fundraising software or operations are all pluses.

·       General knowledge of fundraising, especially direct mail is a plus.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, or handle; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

 Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to adverse weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of experience, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan.  TWS  is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

TWS has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all staff reporting to a TWS office or engaging in in-person work meetings.  There is an exception to the vaccine mandate for any staff who have an objection because of a medical or religious reason.  We will do our best to devise reasonable accommodation that respects your objection while balancing the competing demands of your specific position.

As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are.  Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day.  Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive.  We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.

 To learn more about our commitment, please see http://wilderness.org/our-commitment-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-wilderness-society

How To Apply

Please visit our website at: https://www.wilderness.org/careers-internships

Winston-Salem, NC

VP, Community Investment, The Winston-Salem Foundation

The Organization

ABOUT THE WINSTON-SALEM FOUNDATION

We are a nonprofit community foundation, comprised of over 1,600 funds, that assists people and organizations with their charitable giving, provides financial aid to college students, and makes community grants to nonprofit organizations in Forsyth County. We are the oldest foundation in North Carolina, and we are one of the oldest community foundations in the country. Since 2018, the Foundation has been on a journey to deepen its understanding of and commitment to racial equity as both a priority in our work in the community and as a hallmark of our organizational culture.

Our vision: 

A generous and trusting community where everyone is thriving.

Our mission: 

We inspire giving and link resources to action, strengthening Forsyth County—now and forever.

Our values: 

§  Inclusion – we practice and champion inclusion, honoring the strengths and experiences of all in our community.

§  Accountability – we honor the intentions of our donors and partners and hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics, service and stewardship.

§  Continuous Learning – we are committed to learning and evolving with our community and our partners.

The Foundation recently completed a strategic roadmap that highlights key areas of focus in the coming years. The vice president, community investment will play an integral role in working with others to implement the plan as we work to achieve the following strategic goals outlined in the roadmap:

§  A diverse and expanded group of people dedicated to making Forsyth County stronger and more equitable through the pooling of time, talent, and treasure

§  Greater investments of both financial and human capital to make Forsyth County stronger and more equitable

§  A sustainable and equity-focused operation that enables The Winston-Salem Foundation to effectively leverage our assets to support our community and our operations

§  A collaborative anti-racist workplace where all staff thrive

Position Overview

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

The vice president, community investment leads strategies to increase our community’s understanding and investment in areas of critical need in Forsyth County. The vice president leads the community investment team with a current portfolio of focus areas (advancing equity in education and building an inclusive economy), responsive grantmaking, student aid, and mission-aligned investing programs. The vice president is a highly skilled collaborator and communicator who can contribute toward bringing a bold vision for community change into action to ensure that Winston-Salem becomes a place where race no longer predicts life outcomes. This position reports to the president and serves on the Foundation’s leadership team.

How To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to People Development Partners at recruiting@peopledevelopmentpartners.com. For best consideration, applications should be received by January 31, 2023.

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