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Ann Arbor, MI

Senior Community Investment Officer, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

The Organization

The Senior Community Investment Officer leads key strategic grantmaking programs, oversees other ongoing grantmaking activities, and supports community leadership initiatives. Works with and supports the Vice President for Community Investment on the development, direction, and implementation of AAACF’s core grantmaking initiatives. Leads internally and externally with humility and a service-oriented mindset. Develops, builds, and maintains strong relationships with individuals, community partners, other funders, and the nonprofit sector to enhance the impact of AAACF grants. Primarily works to develop, implement, manage and evaluate grantmaking programs for community impact.

Position Overview

Overview:

The Senior Community Investment Officer leads key strategic grantmaking programs, oversees other ongoing grantmaking activities, and supports community leadership initiatives. Works with and supports the Vice President for Community Investment on the development, direction, and implementation of AAACF’s core grantmaking initiatives. Leads internally and externally with humility and a service-oriented mindset. Develops, builds, and maintains strong relationships with individuals, community partners, other funders, and the nonprofit sector to enhance the impact of AAACF grants. Primarily works to develop, implement, manage and evaluate grantmaking programs for community impact.

Reports to: Vice President for Community Investment

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Strategic Grant Programs Design and Implementation (Currently includes Community Grantmaking, Capacity Building, Bold Ideas for Community Innovation, Ypsilanti Area Community Fund, and Cultural Economic Development)

  • Leads the development, implementation, and oversight of strategic grant programs within the AAACF Strategic Framework, including responsive grantmaking, Field of Interest grantmaking, community initiatives, community leadership activities, and evaluation of all programs within the assigned portfolio
  • Develops comprehensive program design, proposal, and evaluation of programs in portfolio
  • Manages and operates additional grantmaking programs that are a standing part of AAACF’s portfolio of activities.
  • Provides guidance to grantseekers for their preparing or revising of grant proposals
  • Researches and analyzes assigned grant proposals and other grant opportunities through review of written materials, site visits, and conversations with community partners to ensure compliance with donor intent, grant program priorities, and intended community outcomes
  • Facilitates and supports various grantmaking committees in the areas of application review, grantee selection, and award issuance processes
  • Prepares and presents grant proposal analyses in both written and verbal formats to the assigned Community Foundation grantmaking committees and/or AAACF Board of Trustees
  • Monitors reporting requirements for assigned grant portfolios; evaluates results on a timely basis to understand outcomes achieved through AAACF philanthropic investments

Setting Grantmaking Priorities

  • Assists the Vice President for Community Investment in developing and exploring grantmaking priorities. In doing so, facilitates the process of obtaining and sharing information from the community which may include convening community forums and/or focus groups, public speaking, presentations, and networking with appropriate individuals and organizations

Evaluation & Community Research

  • Assists the Vice President for Community Investment in developing and overseeing high quality grant processes and program evaluation. In doing so:
    • Develops evaluation protocol for Community Grantmaking, Capacity Building, and Bold Ideas for Community Innovation, and Cultural Economic Development program
    • Works with staff in Community Investment to develop comprehensive evaluation systems to determine outcomes, measures, data tracking tools, processes, and frameworks for communicating impact
    • Builds and maintain the Community Foundation’s knowledge of best practices in measuring impact in philanthropy; help prioritize and lead efforts to implement effective strategies
    • Works with Community Foundation staff to incorporate evaluation findings into ongoing learning and work of the Foundation to inform Community Investment practices and the broader community
  • Conducts research on topics of interest to the Community Foundation and in support of strategic initiatives; prepares written and/or verbal reports and presentations on findings
  • Handles special projects relating to emerging community needs including leading community engagement and voice initiatives
  • Works collaboratively with the Vice President for Philanthropy to implement and produce knowledge content for the Philanthropic Advising & Educational programs for donors, potential donors, and community stakeholders

Professional Relationships

  • Works as part of team to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Community Investment department
  • Creates and maintains positive, professional relationships with other local private and public funders, community partners, the nonprofit sector, national and state funders and/or affinity groups with the goal of leveraging additional resources and extending the Community Foundation’s impact in Washtenaw County

Budget Management

  • Manages grant program budgets effectively to accurately award funding based on annual allocations approved by the AAACF Board of Trustees
  • *Performs other related duties as identified by the Vice President for Community Investment

Professionalism

  • Supports the mission, vision and strategic goals of the Community Foundation in order to serve both internal and external constituents
  • Conducts self in a professional manner with a positive mindset for both internal and external interactions
  • Follows and supports Community Foundation policies and procedures
  • Evaluates own performance and assumes responsibility for ongoing professional development Maintains confidentiality
  • Maintains current knowledge of all changes affecting area of work

Engagement/Participation

  • Actively participates in meetings, committees and volunteer opportunities within the organization
  • Participates as a team member utilizing a collaborative style to achieve mutual goals
  • Provides proactive, creative cross-functional thinking and ideas to enhance service to customers
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others and to enhance the collective strength of the entire AAACF team

Experience and Education

  • At least five years of professional experience in an administrative management role
  • Project management experience, with formal training a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Required

  • Completion of an advanced degree (e.g. MA, MBA, MPH, MPP, JD, etc.)
  • At least four to six years of progressively more responsible experience in the fields of philanthropy, nonprofit management, or community change
  • Ability to make decisions independently that are consistent with the strategies and policies of the Community Foundation
  • Highly effective facilitation skills that can be adapted across a diverse range of groups
  • Ability to synthesize material, focus quickly on the essence of an issue, and translate information into action
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Extensive computer and software use skills, including robust Excel abilities to work with data and organize team projects
  • Interpersonal, organizational, time management, and leadership skills
  • Creativity and self-initiative
  • Ability to develop and oversee budgets

Preferred

  • A broad, diverse knowledge of the culture and demographics of the community
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the role and importance of philanthropy to the vibrancy of our communities
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of systems, program design, public policy, and evaluation and the ability to use this knowledge in implementing strategic grant programs and initiatives

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this role is $55,000 – $65,000 based on a candidate’s experience and relevant expertise. AAACF offers a comprehensive benefits package including PTO plus many national holidays, very low cost health insurance, a retirement savings matching program, free short term and long term disability insurances, free life insurance, available flexible and child care savings accounts, free downtown parking, and more.

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@aaacf.org. The cover letter should be addressed to Jillian Rosen, Vice President for Community Investment. You may also direct questions about this job opening to jobs@aaacf.org (no phone calls, please).

Battle Creek, MI

Program Officer - Racial Equity, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic force helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for Program Officer in the area of Racial Equity. In recent years, the foundation has sharpened its focus on improving conditions for vulnerable children, concentrating on three key factors of success and their intersections: education and learning; food, health and well-being; and family economic security. Since 2015, WKKF has made a full commitment to embedding racial equity into its programming and operations–its DNA–both internally and externally. This stance and the ways in which it is woven into the fabric of the foundation’s work sets it apart from other philanthropic organizations and has become the number one reason given by new staff for joining the team.

Position Overview

eporting to Director for the Office of the President, Arelis Diaz, the program officer will identify and nurture opportunities to support racial equity and healing efforts and positive systemic change, and serve as a thought partner on racial equity and healing across the foundation’s work. She/he/they will lead and oversee on-the-ground execution of program efforts in the area of racial equity, and manage a portfolio that includes WKKF’s investments in the national Racial Equity Anchor Collaborative, a unique partnership of leading national organizations dedicated to racial equity and racial healing. The program officer will also develop and maintain additional strategic external partnerships with colleague foundations, businesses, governmental agencies, and other key decision-makers to further the foundation’s mission to bring sustainable improvement to communities.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience (8+ years preferred) successfully leading racial equity work and will bring a nuanced expertise of race, racism, and how racial healing and reconciliation can manifest in communities to advance systemic change. The successful candidate will be a strategic partner to grantees and other foundation team members, a skilled facilitator, and will bring the ability to co-create solutions, draft strategies, and critically analyze challenges in order to accomplish the work of equity. She/he/they will bring deep and varied experiences in community engagement, leadership development, coalition building, nonprofit leadership, and/or other related areas. She/he/they will be able to translate concept into action and will possess a strong team orientation, a tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and the skill to work effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.

For a detailed position description, please visit: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/additional-searches/poracialequity.

How To Apply

More information about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation may be found at http://www.wkkf.org.

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

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

Denver, CO

Learning & Evaluation Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

·         We serve Coloradans who have low income and have historically had less power or privilege.

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

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

Position Overview

.The Foundation is pleased to announce the position of Learning & Evaluation Officer. The Learning & Evaluation Officer plays an integral role in helping the Foundation assess its progress and impact, and supporting staff in using evaluative thinking, evidence and learning practices to accelerate progress towards the Foundation’s work of bringing health in reach for all Coloradans. This position is a key member of the Foundation with responsibility for supporting teams around the development and refinement of strategy, designing and managing a portfolio of evaluation projects to assess strategy, and facilitating learning across time.

Ideal candidates will connect with our mission and cornerstones and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities. They will have expertise in leading the design and implementation of a broad portfolio of evaluation projects intended to inform strategy, a strong background in engaging with staff who have varying levels of experience with evaluation and learning, put equity at the heart of the work we do as a team, and have the ability to thrive in a rapidly changing work environment. They will be able to integrate concepts around strategy formation, systems thinking, complexity, and adaptive/emergent strategy. Creative problem solving, critical thinking and effective communication are also a must.

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, and demonstrate exceptional skills in evaluative and strategic thinking. A minimum of five (5) years’ experience leading the design and oversight of a portfolio of evaluation projects is required.

How To Apply

If you are an experienced professional who wants a unique opportunity to engage with learning, evaluation, and organizational strategy, you will want to visit www.coloradohealth.org for more information and information on how to apply. All applications require a resume and cover letter.

This position closes on September 8, 2019.

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

Houston, TX 77005

Associate Vice President, Development, Rice University

The Organization

Rice has achieved a position among America’s great research universities. Even in that category, it is distinctive: Rice is a great small university. That is, while smaller than most, Rice is able to compete with the best in the nation — indeed, in the world. To support and to enhance this record of success, Rice University seeks a new associate vice president for development (AVP).

Position Overview

Reporting to the vice president for development and alumni relations, Kathi Dantley Warren, and serving as a member of her leadership staff, this person will provide leadership, evaluation and mentoring to the individual giving program, planned giving and annual giving, by coordinating efforts to maximize philanthropic support.

Coming off the great success of Rice’s Centennial Celebration and Centennial Campaign, which exceeded its ambitious $1B goal by raising $1.1B, the new AVP will be a main point of contact with campus leadership, working to develop philanthropic and fundraising strategies, managing the participation of deans and other university leaders in philanthropy and preparing them for prospect meetings and solicitations. As a senior member of the fundraising team, this person will be a member of the principal gifts team and manage a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects capable of gifts at the $1M+ level. This AVP will work to ensure the successful achievement of aggressive fundraising goals for themselves and their team and will have extensive experience working on a comprehensive campaign. This person will oversee a team of 140 and will have a minimum of ten years experience, a bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred.

How To Apply

A full leadership profile is available at www.wittkieffer.com. Please direct all nominations and resumes with cover letters to Mercedes Vance and Lisa Meyer, the WittKieffer consultants leading this search, preferably via e-mail, to RiceAVPDev@wittkieffer.com.

Rice University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Director, Women's Philanthropy Institute, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

The Organization

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) is one of three institutes at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; the others are the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy.The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the first school of philanthropy in the United States. This position is located on the campus of IUPUI. As an urban-serving institution whose commitment to diversity and community engagement is embodied within its mission and vision, IUPUI is a dynamic campus of nearly 30,000 students and more than 8,500 faculty and staff. As an anchor institution within the city of Indianapolis, IUPUI has been recognized for excellence in civic engagement and community partnerships.

Position Overview

When women choose to make a difference, the world becomes a better place. We see evidence of this every day through our research and experiences at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. At WPI, we are searching for the rare individual who wants to help shape the vision for the study and application of our unique research outcomes, to help grow and connect a broad array of change-makers.

This institutional leadership role is an opportunity to create and lead a strategic effort that will influence the trajectory of women in philanthropy.  The candidate we are seeking will be a proven leader, a strategic thinker, a natural collaborator, a confident fundraiser and a born communicator.  The WPI Director will also oversee efforts of three team members to help fulfill the strategic vision: an Associate Director, an Associate Director of Research, and a Visiting Research Associate.

How To Apply

Please refer to http://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/77534 for a full job description and details on how to apply.

Kalamazoo, MI

Program Officer, Fetzer Institute

The Organization

Fetzer Institute‘s mission: helping build a spiritual foundation for a loving world. Our work today is in collaboration with inspiring partners as we all work to reveal, inspire, and serve this movement.

Position Overview

Are you someone with a big heart, a great mind, an ability to turn abstract ideas into on-the-ground action, and a passion for being an active member of a community that cares deeply about “inner work for outer action”? Are you someone whose worldview resonates with our mission—to help build the spiritual foundation for a loving world? If so, consider applying for the role of program officer at the Fetzer Institute.

We are looking for candidates with the ability to work effectively in an organization whose core values are love, authenticity, trust, and inclusion. We place a high value on relationships; work collaboratively and with an orientation to listening and learning; and maintain an openness and commitment to the Institute’s mission and guiding purpose.

Position Summary: Fetzer Institute program officers conceptualize, plan, and execute program work — particularly partnerships and convenings — that advance the Institute’s priorities in spiritual and paradigm transformation.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conceptualize, Plan, and Implement Projects

  • Collaborates with colleagues and external partners to imagine and identify projects that jointly advance the partner’s and Institute’s missions
  • Develops and negotiates with partners the outcomes, work-plans, budget, and learning agendas for projects
  • Prepares and presents project proposals for consideration by the Institute’s senior leadership and board of trustees
  • Stewards projects throughout their life-cycles, including preparing and reviewing periodic project reports; meeting regularly with project partners to monitor and reflect upon milestones and budgets; and probing for learning to inform the Institute’s programmatic strategy
  • Plans and hosts project-related convenings. This includes identifying and inviting participants; designing meeting goals and agendas; preparing background materials; identifying facilitators; determining event logistics (e.g., set-ups, meals, etc.); and hosting convenings
  • Course-corrects when projects or events evolve differently than anticipated

Nurture Relationships

  • Identifies potential new partners by researching the field, networking, following up on new contacts initiated by senior leadership, and attending events on topic areas related to Institute work
  • Vets and cultivates partnership opportunities through informal and formal means
  • Develops and deepens fields of work by encouraging collaboration between like-minded projects and organizations

Represent and Advocate for the Institute’s Vision

  • Maintains a high level of competency with Fetzer identity, theory of change, mission, and specific initiatives to serve as a highly effective ambassador of the Institute at meetings, conferences, and other events
  • Participates as keynote or workshop presenters at conferences germane to the Institute’s work

The responsibilities as set out above, are not exhaustive, and the incumbent may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Qualifications: This position requires at least 10 years of related work experience or a master’s or other advanced degree in a related field and at least 8 years of related work experience. Other important qualifications include:

  • Ability to systematically and efficiently synthesize trends, large quantities of information, and divergent perspectives in order to discern broader patterns and deeper insights
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Concise and persuasive writer
  • Compelling speaker and presenter
  • Ability to facilitate dialogue and deep conversation among a wide range of audiences

To be most successful in this position, candidates should also have the following sensibilities:

  • Passion for asking and seeking answers to big questions
  • Comfort exploring matters related to faith and/or spirituality
  • Deep sense of curiosity
  • Creativity and a strategic mindset
  • Diplomacy, and being as comfortable saying “no” as saying “yes”
  • Comfort “operating in the gray”
  • Self-motivated
  • Team-oriented
  • Passion for reading and learning
  • A healthy dose of humility
  • Good sense of humor

Salary Range: $90,000 – $110,000

Working Conditions: Work is typically performed in safe and comfortable surroundings without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

How To Apply

https://fetzer.org/about/employment

Los Angeles

Board Liaison, The California Wellness Foundation

The Organization

The California Wellness Foundation 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 $900 million 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 three interrelated portfolios: Bridging the Gaps in Access and Quality Care, Promoting Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods and Expanding Education and Employment Pathways. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 9,000 grants totaling more than $1 billion.

In 2017, Cal Wellness celebrated its 25th anniversary. 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 and Board and continues to enhance its deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, both internally and externally. The Foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment and safety.

Please visit calwellness.org for more information.

Position Overview

JOB SUMMARY

The California Wellness Foundation is seeking a Board Liaison to work closely with the Board of Directors (“Board”), Board Committees, Advisory Bodies and the President/CEO (to whom it directly reports), ensuring that all governance matters are handled smoothly and effectively. This role offers an excellent opportunity to participate in the operations and governance of a major private foundation. The Board Liaison serves as the primary point of contact for the eleven-member Board and will support Board and the Executive Management Committee (EMC) as a strategic thinker and project manager.  Will be responsible for design and implementation of four annual Board meetings, at least eleven Committee meetings annually and other events as needed, ensuring that objectives are clear and the Board and President are well prepared.  As a corporate officer, the Board Liaison has high visibility to the President/CEO, the Board, the EMC, Board Secretary, and Legal Counsel.  Will attend to sensitive matters, decision-making processes, and documentation of outcomes in support of Board activities.  The role has a strategic focus and regularly exercises considerable discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties. Additionally, this position will spend about one-third of its time supporting the CEO as back-up to her Executive Assistant.

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES

Governance

  • Actively participates in coordinating the orientation of new Board Members, officers and Committee Chairs.
  • Signs required Board and Committee materials as a corporate officer of the Foundation
  • Ensures the timely preparation, publishing and distribution of materials (e.g. requests, agenda, schedules, grant docket, notices, resolutions, etc.) for the Board and Board Committee meetings, utilizing Diligent. Coordinates with other departments to provide approved content.
  • Works with the Board and EMC to review policies. Works with staff, legal counsel and Board committee chairs to prepare required documents relating to the effective operations of Board and Committee meetings. Composes and/or records resolutions, charter revisions and bylaw revisions in coordination with legal counsel.  Tracks documents prepared or reviewed by legal counsel.
  • Organizes, maintains, tracks and safeguards all files related to the Board and the Foundation’s governance, including, but not limited to, Board meeting and Committee minutes, litigation, resolutions, ordinances, agenda, historical board information, approved policies and activities, in accordance with bylaws, procedures and record retention policies. Ensures these materials are available internally and externally as appropriate.
  • Conducts research and analyzes documents and prepares recommendations related to Board and Executive office activities. Initiates changes to Board of Director policies, procedures and the Board Manual as required or requested.
  • Supports research on best practices in philanthropic governance.

Board Support

  • Oversees the Board and Board Committee calendars; helps determine and plan the frequency of meetings. Manages complex calendars and coordinates travel arrangements, logistics for meetings, conferences, retreats and site visits for Board members. Takes notes and summarizes key points discussed at these events.
  • Oversees the preparation of expense reports for Board members and approves them in accordance with policy.
  • Attends and schedules telephone calls and Board meetings, as required or requested, and records and approves official minutes, items discussed, and decisions made. Oversees logistics and materials, prescreens and relays incoming calls and messages.
  • Oversees contractors, vendors and consultants supporting a wide range of Board activities.
  • Plans and manages events and logistics for Board-related events, including the annual Board retreat, venue, meals, travel, etc.
  • Coordinates internal and external presentations and speakers for Board-related events.
  • Analyzes and tracks information and follow-up items utilizing various databases and spreadsheets; generates applicable reports and documents.

Executive Administration

  • Coordinates with the Executive Assistant to the CEO, building a strong team in the executive office.
  • Operates with a clear understanding of the breadth of projects within the President’s purview.
  • Manages the correspondence between the President/CEO, Board and other parties including EMC and staff.
  • Processes grantmaking related to proposed Presidential grants and monitors related inquiries.
  • Drafts internal memos on behalf of the President and prepares external meeting reports.
  • Helps the President develop, manage, and track the organizational capacity plan for strategic direction, assembling various dashboards and analyses and coordinating the foundation-wide goals process.
  • Works on strategic initiatives with the EMC to codify quarterly planning and operationalize long term vision for improved coordination across all departments.
  • Ensures alignment among stakeholders and helps problem-solve and create engagement, cooperation and hospitality around cross-program and special projects.
  • Maintains a cooperative working relationship with Board, President/CEO, Foundation staff, Grantees, and members of the public.

CANDIDATE PROFILE – Key Competencies/Work Experience

  • 5+ years’ professional experience in one or more of the following functional areas:
    • Executive officer/Board of Directors support
    • Program administration and/or project management
    • Operations or governance of nonprofit organizations
    • Major event planning and coordination
  • Highly developed personal interaction/communications skills (written and verbal).
  • Results/action-oriented work style; strong strategic, analytical, planning and problem-solving skills; able to successfully navigate within varying degrees of ambiguity in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly proficient with office technology and a variety of business applications.
  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, and trust; ability to handle highly confidential information.
  • Intuitive mindset, creative aptitude, and effective use of discretion and independent judgment; able to look beyond the assigned task and consider tangential and collateral connections, problems, opportunities and possibilities.
  • Ability to travel periodically throughout the year to our Oakland office, to visit sites for the annual Board retreat, and to convenings. Travel is typically within the state of California.

How To Apply

To apply please use the link here:

https://calwellness79804.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk03qck?cjb_hash=O_LNHL52&apply_now=true

Los Angeles, CA

Senior Manager, Human Resources, The California Endowment

The Organization

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

Position Overview

Human Resources functions as consultants to staff and management in designing policies, programs and benefits that support our mission, vision, core values, racial equity focus and inclusive people strategies.

Our goal is to see employees challenged with meaningful and impactful work, having access to internal learning opportunities, and thriving and contributing in a collaborative, equitable and inclusive culture.  We are seeking a Senior HR Manager with a strong HR generalist background who has an understanding and experience of the core aspects of HR Management and genuine excitement for helping The Endowment build a comprehensive HR infrastructure encompassing learning, employee engagement and development.

You will provide your HR Generalist expertise and thought leadership in developing workplace practices and policies that support our culture and will work closely with leadership in designing and implementing strategies that enable the organization to reach its greater potential.

In alignment with our values, you will develop processes related to employee on-boarding, staff orientations, change management, coaching and employee advocacy.  You will also provide support with employee relations and bring your project management experience to HRMS programs and systems that support our initiatives.

This position is based in Los Angeles and will require occasional travel to offices in Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno and San Diego.

Position Accountabilities:

·         Functions as a collaborative thought partner building consensus with staff and leaders and presenting alternative approaches and solutions to business initiatives.

·         Partners closely with HR colleagues regarding annual people activities such as talent management and engagement, compensation, policy development and culture.

·         Provides employee relations expertise, coaching and guidance related to policy violations and other reported issues.

·         Manages internal independent contractor review process.

·         In collaboration with internal stakeholders, partners with other team members in structuring learning and developmental experiences.

·         Assesses and continually improves the effectiveness of programs to enhance impact and engagement.

·         Researches and recommends emerging trends in leadership development, culture, and wellness.

·         Develops and drives consistent programs and initiatives that encourage employee engagement, on-boarding and reinforces the company culture and values.

·         Builds strong and thoughtful relationships with senior leadership and staff.

·         Solves problems, gets to the root cause of issues, and designs and implements solutions that cut across multiple functional areas and departments.

·         Engages in department budget planning and manages resource allocation of the department learning and consulting budget.

·         Serves as a lead partner in managing the successful implementation of an HRMS system capable of streamlining data, processes and decision making.

Qualifications:

·         Knowledge of progressive strategies in Human Resources and change management. Strong knowledge of employment law and compliance.

·         Strong analytical, problem solving, and auditing skills required.

·         Proven project management experience successfully planning and managing high-profile projects in a collaborative, transparent and inclusive environment.

·         Team-oriented attitude and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

·         Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. High social and emotional intelligence and proven experience delivering results and managing programs.

·         Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, diversity, inclusion, collaboration and working effectively across and in support of diverse cultural backgrounds.

·         Ability to think strategically and translate concepts into actionable items.

·         Must possess consultative style and approach.

·         Ability to listen first and build strong relationships with individuals at all levels.

·         Proficient in prioritizing and managing complex tasks, meeting deadlines with an orientation toward execution and resolution.

·         Strong attention to detail and a high sense of urgency and a good sense of humor.

·         Optimistic facing challenges and partners with others through change.

Education & Experience:

·         Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 6-8 years of HR Generalist/Business Partner experience. Graduate degree preferred.

·         Experienced communicator, writer, facilitator, and collaborator.

·         PHR/SPHR Certification preferred

·         A broad range of HR knowledge and hands on experience in organizational design, employee relations, performance management, business consulting, engagement, and crucial conversations.

Alignment to the Mission and Culture of The California Endowment

Commitment to the Foundation’s mission and core values of racial equity, diversity, inclusion and equity is essential to be successful in this position.

How To Apply

Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to HRresumes@calendow.org.  Please reference “Sr. Manager, Human Resources in the subject line.

Memphis, TN

Chief Financial Officer, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

The Organization

Founded in 1969, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis (CFGM) brings a half-century of experience and expertise in working with donors, professional advisors, and nonprofits to help strengthen local communities through philanthropy. CFGM is specifically focused on the geographic regions of West Tennessee, eastern Arkansas, and northern Mississippi, with a concentrated effort on the Memphis metropolitan area. The assets of the Foundation are approximately $780 million as of July 31, 2019, representing significant growth over the last decade. The Foundation prides itself on being deeply rooted in the community; staff live and work locally, and 81% of last year’s grants went to local organizations.

Position Overview

The Foundation seeks a new CFO with strong financial and strategic acumen, and familiarity with the foundation environment — especially community foundations. CFGM is committed to having a diverse workforce to promote effective work in partnership with all communities and population groups in the region.

How To Apply

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

Menlo Park, CA

Program Officer, Madison Initiative, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, seeks a Program Officer for the Madison Initiative on U.S. democracy who will lead the foundation’s efforts to combat digital disinformation and improve campaigns and elections in the United States.

About the Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For more than 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities and make the philanthropy sector more effective. In addition, we address other timely problems, such as challenges related to cybersecurity and U.S. democracy. The foundation’s assets are approximately $10 billion, with annual awards of grants and gifts totaling over $400 million. We have approximately 120 employees, all located in the Bay Area, working together to advance the foundation’s mission and support our grantees. A 14-member board of directors provides overall direction for the foundation. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation, please visit http://www.hewlett.org/.

The foundation embraces the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally, in our hiring process and organizational culture, and externally, in our grantmaking and related practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

Position Overview

About the Foundation’s Madison Initiative

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation launched the Madison Initiative in 2014. The initiative is named for James Madison, who warned against and sought to alleviate “the mischiefs of faction.” The Hewlett Foundation board has authorized the initiative to fund $150 million in grants to uphold and strengthen U.S. democracy in an age of polarization. In support of this goal, we focus on five underlying objectives:

  • Revitalize key democratic values. These include pluralism, political toleration, institutional forbearance, negotiation and compromise, as well as the centrality of Congress for realizing these values in our system of government.
  • Strengthen Congress as an institution. Congress must be able to legislate solutions that address national problems, exercise its constitutional powers of the purse and oversight, and equip itself with the staffing and expertise required for these tasks.
  • Improve campaigns and elections. With different incentives, our elected representatives can become more responsive to the full range of opinion and interests in their constituencies and be less beholden to polarized agendas and special interests.
  • Combat digital disinformation. Any progress made in repairing politics will ultimately be pointless if citizens are misled or misinformed about what is happening and how they should respond to it.
  • Support the democracy field. We fund research, data, media, and collaborations to inform and improve the work of philanthropists, scholars, advocates, journalists, political reformers, and elected officials.

The Madison Initiative is nonpartisan and supports organizations across the ideological spectrum, including academic researchers, advocacy groups, think tanks, media platforms, infrastructure providers, and civic leadership organizations who share our goals and seek to uphold the democracy that Americans have inherited and – if they are diligent and fortunate – will pass on to future generations.[1]

Interested applicants can learn more about strategy of the Madison Initiative by reviewing our strategy paper here, and the approach we have taken to evaluating the initiative’s progress so far here.  

About the Position

The Program Officer will report to the Director and work collaboratively with members of the Madison Initiative team and others throughout the foundation. Specific responsibilities for the Program Officer will include:

  • Leading the ongoing development of the strategy, evaluation, and grantmaking for the initiative in the areas of combatting digital disinformation and improving campaigns and elections.
  • Continually learning about and tracking trends and evolutions in these areas.
  • Identifying and guiding potential grantees through the foundation’s proposal process, including its compliance-related procedures.
  • Overseeing active grants: tracking grantees’ progress; responding to financial and programmatic reports; and advising the director regarding grant renewals.
  • Ensuring that sound financial controls are in place for each grant and that funds are spent according to grant agreements.
  • Establishing and maintaining ongoing grantee relationships.
  • Organizing foundation-sponsored meetings of grantees and field experts.
  • Framing, commissioning, and overseeing team and field learning from evaluations in a portfolio spanning digital disinformation and campaigns and elections.
  • Helping develop briefing papers and reports that contribute to the foundation’s understanding of new approaches, best practices, and program issues.
  • Representing the foundation at appropriate meetings, conferences, and site visits as well as in all interactions with prospective and current grantees.
  • Working with the Director and other team members on strategy development, grantmaking, and evaluation plans for the initiative.

Qualifications, Skills, and Personal Attributes

·       Commitment to the guiding principles of the Hewlett Foundation.

·       Knowledge of and passion for resolving the issues that are the focus of the Madison Initiative and especially this portfolio, including (a) the substantive, technical, legal, and economic challenges connected to digital disinformation and the media platforms on which it is produced, distributed, and consumed; and (b) the problems arising from how money flows in congressional politics as well as our system of first-past-the-post, single-member district elections for Congress. (Note we are looking for some depth in at least one of these domains and a strong interest in working in both.)

·       Demonstrated track record as an effective colleague on a high-performing team; able to work collaboratively and effectively with peers in joint and shared efforts; brings flexibility, good humor, high energy, humility, and graciousness.

·       Excellent communicator; brings strong, highly persuasive oral and writing skills and an ability to write complicated documents quickly and well for multiple audiences/settings.

·       Relationship orientation: experience and comfort in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including political and ideological diversity; is diplomatic.

·       Strong analytic skills, with experience processing and organizing complex information and presenting ideas in a pragmatic, compelling manner; is rigorous and organized.

·       Experience working with nonprofit organizations and foundations.

·       Experience with strategy development and execution including goal setting, initiative development, resource allocation, and implementation through project management with multi-disciplinary teams.

·       Exceptional personal and professional integrity, judgment, and the highest work standards.

·       A minimum of seven years of professional experience demonstrating increased responsibility, excellent performance, and personal development.

·       Bachelor’s degree demonstrating excellence in undergraduate studies. Master’s degree preferred but not required.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation for the Program Officer includes a competitive base salary and an excellent employee benefits package. This position is exempt and full-time.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

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

The position is based in Menlo Park, California. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to spend extended periods of time at a computer. Travel will vary, but employee should expect to travel up to 25 percent of the time. Program officers of the Hewlett Foundation serve for an eight-year term.

We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

 

[1] In accordance with applicable law, we do not support or oppose political candidates, parties, or ballot measures. Additionally, we do not engage in or earmark grant funds for legislative lobbying efforts.

How To Apply

Viewcrest Advisors (www.viewcrestadvisors.com) is supporting with the Hewlett Foundation on this search. Please send your resume and an initial cover letter in MS Word format to: Nora Nichols, Associate and Kathleen Yazbak, President. Your cover letter should include a description of when you have successfully worked with political and ideological diversity.

Email:  madisonprogramofficer@viewcrestadvisors.com

Application deadline: Until filled

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

 

Viewcrest Advisors is committed to social justice and access to opportunity, and actively cultivates relationships with individuals who have varied life experiences as well as the skillsneededto lead strong, innovative programs and organizations.

 

Morristown, NJ

Chief financial officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

The Organization

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is a private foundation based in Morristown, New Jersey. Established in 1974, the Dodge Foundation supports arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry to connect communities and influence social change to achieve an equitable New Jersey. To date, the Foundation has made nearly $500 million in grants and currently has more than $300 million in assets.

Throughout its history, the Dodge Foundation has nurtured leaders, ideas, and institutions that use creative problem-solving to promote a sustainable future. The Foundation’s focus is New Jersey, carrying out its work in program areas that have evolved over time in response to social, economic, and cultural changes. Its program areas today are arts, education, environment, informed communities, and poetry, in addition to a technical assistance initiative aimed at building grantee capacity.

The Dodge Foundation recently adopted a new strategic plan with a revised vision, mission, values, an equity definition, and goals and strategies to guide the Foundation’s strategic direction. By centering equity in its plan, Dodge seeks to learn what’s working elsewhere, and to bring its deep knowledge of New Jersey and programming perspective to address equity issues in the state.

As financial stewards, with the goal of growing the financial assets of the organization to ensure future impact, the Foundation is developing an action plan to ensure mission-alignment with all investment policies and practices, including impact and mission-related investing.

Finally, as an organization focused on building an equitable New Jersey, the Dodge Foundation is committed to attracting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent across nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability status. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit: http://www.grdodge.org/.

Position Overview

The Dodge Foundation is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead the organization’s finance function in support of its new strategic plan. Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will play a critical role in ensuring that the Foundation responsibly stewards its financial assets, growing them to enable future impact and aligning investments and expenditures with Dodge’s vision, mission, and values.

The CFO will serve as a key thought partner and advisor to the CEO, Board of Trustees, and staff as Dodge evolves its investment policies, asset management practices, and grantmaking portfolio towards full mission alignment. The primary functions the CFO will oversee include finance, accounting, and endowment management. The CFO will also collaborate with key members of the broader team as they work together to realize their 2020 strategic plan.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Organizational Leadership and Strategy

  • Partner with the CEO to develop and refine organizational strategy and goals
  • Advise the CEO on the organization’s financial performance and long-term financial planning
  • Partner with the CEO and Board as they evaluate opportunities to incorporate mission-related investing into Dodge’s overall financial strategy
  • Advise the CEO and Board of Trustees on key strategic issues and decisions, informed by rigorous financial analyses and assessments
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and advance board and staff learning around mission-aligned investments Help shape an organization-wide culture centered around equity and social impact

Financial Management

  • Oversee all finance and accounting functions, including FP&A, day-to-day financial reporting, cash management, financial controls, and risk management
  • Partner with investment advisor to optimize the value and performance of a $300M endowment; evaluate performance of advisor over time
  • Lead the process of reviewing current investment policy, asset management, and grantmaking portfolio through newly developed equity framework and to include mission-related investing
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation and analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts
  • Ensure all financial audits and related filings are completed on-time and in good standing
  • Recognize and anticipate opportunities and challenges as they relate to financial processes; ensure meticulous maintenance and continuous improvement of systems and processes

Team Leadership and Engagement

  • Communicate a compelling vision and strategy for the finance team as well as the team and individual goals to drive successful execution of that strategy
  • Support team members’ learning, development, and career growth
  • Coach team members across the organization on financial strategies and concepts critical to execution of the strategic plan

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:

  • The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or CPA preferred
  • At least 15 years of professional experience, with 5+ years in a senior leadership role
  • Deep knowledge of the finance and accounting functions, with extensive experience overseeing the finance function for a large, complex organization
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills, including financial planning, forecasting, modeling, and investment management
  • Excellent relationship building skills, with the ability to work effectively with and influence a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Track record of success in leading and mentoring high-performing teams
  • Knowledge of non-profit organizations, foundations, and/or impact investing strongly preferred
  • Passion for the Foundation’s mission and values, including an authentic connection and commitment to New Jersey

LOCATION: Morristown, New Jersey

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this leadership position. The Foundation’s commitment to inclusivity encompasses but is not limited to diversity in nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability.

How To Apply

https://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/1745

New York City

Chief of Staff, Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE)

The Organization

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

Position Overview

ABFE seeks a skilled Chief of Staff, “COS,” with a track record of transformational leadership and results to partner with the CEO on all major activities and initiatives.

Under the direction of the CEO, the COS will be responsible for aligning ABFE’s internal processes to ensure that ABFE’s staff can support the organization’s strategic direction and growth with high productivity and optimism about meeting present and future goals.

The COS will be unrelenting about promoting and implementing processes and procedures that improve ABFE’s financial health and overall efficiency while respecting and building upon the organization’s culture of collaboration, and commitment to delivering on the organization’s mission and vision. This position is based in New York City.

The Ideal Candidate

The COS will be qualified and able to:

·Work to implement strategy and vision, build the ABFE culture, and serve as a key member of the senior leadership team. The COS will work systematically to help ensure ABFE meets its goals by addressing key staffing, process and infrastructure issues.

·Develop a business plan for the organization and work with the senior leadership team to measure activities and resources against the business plan. This includes taking ABFE’s strategic focus areas, priorities and initiatives and translating them into day-to-day standard operating procedures. The COS will monitor and assess ongoing strategies, conduct midcourse corrections and generally keep the CEO and board informed of ABFE’s operations, including how its finances, technology, and staffing relate to the implementation of strategic priorities.

·Partner with the vice president for finance to prepare budgets and forecasts. Will partner with the CEO and vice president of programs to develop earned revenue streams. Partner with vice president of external affairs to develop projections for grant revenue and membership income.

·Offer oversight to hiring and play a formative role in strengthening the culture of ABFE by focusing on accountability and results. Take responsibility for team building, mentoring, professional development, and capacity building of ABFE’s staff members. This includes growing a culture and processes that support open and clear communication.

·Be an internal advocate for efficiency, accountability, productivity, professional development, commitment to ABFE’s vision and mission.

·Oversee and measure the impact of the organization.

Core Responsibilities

The Chief of Staff:

·         Serves as second-in-command to the CEO and as the senior member of the senior leadership team.

·         Oversees all operations while keeping CEO fully up-to-date and informed, ensuring that all business operations are running smoothly and efficiently.

·         Participates in the strategic planning process at ABFE.

·         Implements, in collaboration and coordination with the CEO and the Board of Directors, ABFE’s strategic and business plans.

·         Develops, implements, and monitors systems and processes for tracking key performance data. Implements a dashboard for key performance indicators (KPI) and ensures real-time access to CEO and members of the senior leadership team. Works closely with members of the senior leadership team to adjust processes and activities in order to assist the organization in tracking to KPIs.

·         Develops a business plan for the organization that operationalizes ABFE’s strategic focus areas, priorities and initiatives, translating them into day-to-day standard operating procedures. Works with the senior leadership team to measure activities and resources against the business plan. Monitors and assesses ongoing strategies, and conducts midcourse corrections.

·         Keeps the CEO and board informed of ABFE’s operations, including how its finances, technology, and staffing relate to the implementation of strategic priorities.

·         Working with the vice presidents for programming, external affairs, and finance, and employing external consultants, develops an earned income model for the organization that includes building out the organization’s racial equity training program.

·         Benchmarks how ABFE relates to and compares to other membership organizations, fellowship programs, and their programming and fees.

·         Develops and implements human resource systems including performance review systems; recruiting, hiring, and onboarding of staff. Encourages professional development.

·         Manages staff meetings including development of agendas, and ensures decisions are recorded and minutes are quickly distributed. Ensures open communication and participation.

·         Maintains oversight of ABFE’s budget.

·         Establishes productive working relationships between and among the CEO, senior leadership team members, and support staff to ensure that ABFE operates productively within budget. Works with all parties to resolve conflicts when they arise.

·         Supports a high-performing senior leadership team and plays an active role in attracting, retaining and developing a best-in-class staff;

·         Implements a continuous quality improvement process throughout the organization’s areas, focusing on systems/process improvement. Promotes regular and ongoing open communication, and provides opportunities for all staff to give feedback on administrative, operating and programmatic processes.

·         Ensures that all organizational activities operate consistently and ethically within the mission and vision of ABFE

  • Informs the CEO and, when requested, the Board of directors on any and all internal organization matters and potential problematic concerns

Reporting Relationships:

The COS will report to the CEO.  All members of the senior leadership team will report directly to the CEO through the COS. The COS will serve as the intermediary and liaison between staff and the CEO.

Key Credentials and Personal Qualities:

  • Ideal candidate possesses prior experience as a chief of staff or number two in a small to mid-sized organization, and experience in artfully managing teams.
  • Master’s Degree in business administration or finance, or its equivalent, preferred but not required.
  • Three to five years successful senior leadership experience within philanthropy.
  • An understanding of and a deep commitment to ABFE’s mission and vision.
  • Unquestioned integrity and impeccable work ethic.
  • Background of success in team building, process improvement, change leadership and change management.
  • Experience as a manager of large teams.
  • Commitment to results; “can-do” mindset with emphasis on accountability.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Solid references from former employers.

Salary Range: $130,000 to $150,000/year (commensurate with experience) and competitive benefits package.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send their Resume/CV, Cover Letter, and salary requirements to: jobs@abfe.org by September 30th, 2019. No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

New York, NY

Director of Development, Prep for Prep

The Organization

Prep for Prep is an education and leadership development program that creates ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society. Prep identifies New York City’s most promising students of color, prepares them for success at the nation’s top independent schools throughout the Northeast, and supports their academic and personal growth through college graduation. Today, over 5,000 students and alumni in the Prep for Prep Community are leaders in every field imaginable.

Position Overview

Are you looking to make a measurable impact on the lives of the students and communities Prep serves? Do you like to take on complex challenges and find creative solutions? Do you consider yourself a life-long learner who has intense professional will and humility to continually advance your professional development and leadership skills? If you possess these qualities and appreciate rigorous standards, values, structures, and best practices, then you will find working at Prep to be a most fulfilling and highly rewarding experience.

Prep for Prep seeks a Director of Development to expand fundraising potential by identifying new sources, deepening donor relationships, and securing major gifts to meet organizational growth and development. Prep is known for its generous and active Board of Trustees—a gold standard in nonprofit leadership—along with its growing Associates Council, Alumni Council, highly committed Prep Alumni Community, dedicated and growing donor base, and top-flight executive leadership, administrative, and programmatic teams.

We are looking for a Director of Development who can provide highest-standard service with high-impact results and can thrive as an adept and effective leader working with the team, across the organization, and with prominent, high-profile volunteers, donors, and community stakeholders.

The Director of Development reports to the Vice President for External Affairs (VP), works collaboratively with the VP, the Director of Alumni Affairs, and the Director of Communications to set short-term and long-term strategic priorities; manages a five-person Development team responsible for raising $12 million+ annually through special events, institutional giving, and individual giving programs; and supports the engagement of the Board of Trustees, Associates Council, and Executive Leadership in fundraising, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

In collaboration with the Chief Executive, VP for External Affairs, and team directors, set and meet annual fundraising goals through the following objectives and key results:

–          Develop and grow Individual Philanthropy through Trustee and Council philanthropic support and fundraising, major gifts, special project initiatives, annual giving programs, and year-end appeals to raise $4 million or more annually. Short-term and long-term strategies for growth will include prospect identification, segmentation strategies/market-based approaches, leveraging all stakeholder connections, meeting volunteer solicitors where they are, leveraging the science of story to build urgency around the case for support, increasing interaction and engagement through a rigorous moves management program, and working closely with the team, executive leadership, and volunteer solicitors to set optimal strategies for targeted cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and further outcomes management and investment.

–          Maintain and expand Corporate and Foundation revenue to raise $3 million or more annually. Growth of Institutional Giving will include continued cultivation and stewardship of traditional private and corporate foundations to attract the full range of grant-making opportunities, development of corporate sponsorships with existing and new partners, and making in-roads to family foundations and family offices by leveraging Trustee, Council, Alumni, and donor business connectivity. In general, Prep’s key stakeholders provide excellent entrée to all of these institutional funders.

–          Maximize fundraising potential and donor relationship-building through Prep’s major annual event, The Lilac Ball. This special event—attracting a 1,200+ audience of top-level supporters and their guests, along with partnering and community stakeholders—is expected to meet at least one quarter to one third of the overall annual fundraising goal, currently a minimum net goal of $3 million or more through the Honoree give and raise, Trustee and major donor table sponsorships, individual ticket sales, alumni giving, and an at-event Text-to-Pledge drive.

–          Proactively explore new giving opportunities to expand Prep’s long-term base of support and revenue potential, including online giving, programmatic funding, challenge/matching gift schemes, and planned giving programs.

Serve as an effective leader in partnership with the VP and fellow team directors to motivate the team and drive results through the following deliverables:

–          Hire, train, guide, and evaluate team members responsible for these pillars of Development: Individual Philanthropy, Institutional Giving, Special Events, and Development Operations.

–          Oversee and manage all fundraising consultancies, including the Lilac Ball and any other initiatives or funding campaigns.

–          Lead by example, with the VP and Director of Alumni Affairs, in cultivating mid-level and major donors, prospects, and institutional donor contacts with face-to-face meetings, site visits, correspondence, invitations, and constituent introductions to deepen Prep connections.

–          Drive Trustee and Council committee work—Nominating, Development, Board Relations, various Associates Council groups, and other ad hoc committees or task forces—in partnership with the Chief Executive and VP to advance objectives and ensure key results to include: securing new sources of revenue; cultivating corporate partnerships; identifying new Trustees, Council members, and Lilac Ball honorees; and deepening donor relations and board engagement.

–          Provide creative vision and production leadership, in partnership with the Chief Executive, VP, and Director of Communications, for all fundraising material and other print or digital collateral to tell the Prep story and build the case for support, including the Annual Report, Lilac Ball materials, event invitations, presentations and videos, giving brochures, and more.

Provide overall direction for development operations, and infrastructure needs to ensure the efficiency and efficacy of programs, procedures, and protocols. Areas of infrastructure and operational management include, but are not limited to the following:

–          Data Management/Filing Systems – Database/CRM platform(s), including an FY20 migration from Blackbaud’s R.E. 7.9 to NXT; online apps and other giving platforms; traditional donor files and record-keeping.

–          CRM/Moves Management – establish portfolio management system in Blackbaud’s NXT using existing liaison structure and building upon all team members as fundraisers with target visits and related goals; set cultivation and solicitation strategies; and target revenue goals.

–          Budgeting/Financial/Metrics Reporting – set SMART goals; track revenue and expenses against budget; chart and evaluate metrics through analysis reporting; oversee gift/pledge processing and pledge collection; exercise development/finance best practices for reconciliation and auditing.

–          Research – Utilize available online tools and the internet to collect biographical information to assess philanthropic interests and net wealth ratings; establish systems for conducting and collecting research and reporting formats; develop protocols for Trustee, Council, and Executive Leadership review and engagement.

–          Stewardship Plan – Execute an effective acknowledgement system to include timely letters, notes, and calls; implement a robust and gratifying touchpoints calendar; develop templates to share Prep stories by mail and e-mail; schedule and plan visits; produce cultivation and fulfillment events; ensure timely follow-through; and develop other unique opportunities for donors to experience the program at work.

Skills, Experience, Competencies:

–          BA required with a minimum of 5-7 years or more of development experience with increasing responsibilities and goals, and demonstrated fundraising results.

–          Superb written, oral, and interpersonal skills, and consistently high attention to detail.

–          Impeccable time management, follow-through, and flexibility in executing development program.

–          Creative, start-up, self-driven, and ideal-team-play attitude—demonstrating humility, hunger, and people smarts.

–          Astute and attentive donor and volunteer service mentality, exercising discretion, and excellent judgement in handling confidential information and in alignment with organization objectives.

–         Highly organized and inspiring team leader with prior supervisory experience, building vulnerability-based trust, healthy conflict, active commitment, accountability, and focus on results.

–          Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe), Google Docs, and familiarity/ease with online applications for expense reporting and operational needs.

–          Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge 7.9 and NXT or similar donor data management software preferred.

–          Cultural competencies working with diverse constituents, including alumni, donors, trustees, direct program service participants, and other stakeholders.

Prep for Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin and is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Director of Development” to personnel@prepforprep.org and kgreene@prepforprep.org.

New York, NY

Perspective Fund Internship, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

The Organization

Perspective Fund believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff, and welcomes such diversity including race, gender identity or expression, educational attainment, disability, veteran status, and personal experience with the criminal justice system. We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, and we strongly encourage people of color and persons with disabilities to apply.

We actively cultivate an institutional culture that reflects the values of respect, equity and inclusion that we seek through our work to amplify in the larger world. We hire, promote and retain interns based on their professional qualifications, demonstrated abilities and work performance, as well as on the degree to which these qualities are required in the employment positions made available by the Foundation’s service needs and business requirements.

All personnel decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge, are made without discrimination based on any protected characteristic as defined by law, e.g., race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, domestic partner status, veteran or military status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, and prior criminal convictions, as well as educational attainment.

Position Overview

Job Summary

Perspective Fund seeks an intern to assist with various administrative tasks related to its grantmaking in support of independently-produced documentary projects, which aim to activate audiences and strategic stakeholders around a film to work towards specific social justice goals. The Perspective Fund Intern (PFI) will report to and work under the direction of the Film Impact Officer and the Director of Donor Initiatives and Special Projects, and work in close collaboration with the Donor Initiatives and Special Projects Assistant.

Key Responsibilities

·         Update and develop the Perspective Fund grants and prospects database

o   Research and create new entries, populate and sort film credit and filmmaker demographic data fields in Airtable

·         Accept new inquiries into the Perspective Fund workflow for evaluation

o   Keep track of submitted projects and consider their strengths and weakness for initial reporting; discuss new projects with the program team

·         Track the development of projects in progress

o   Monitor correspondence and maintain a calendar regarding development and release dates for films in progress; watch submitted cuts and note updates in the editorial process

·         Collect media in Perspective Fund digital asset management system

o   Upload and sort new video files to RAID and Plex servers

·         Research and editing for internal memos and reporting documents

o   Design of report templates, data collection and calculation

o   Reports to

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS 

·         Experience in the social justice documentary film space as well as a professional office environment.

·         Interest in all phases of film production, finance, evaluation, distribution and impact, and provision of editorial and strategic support.

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

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

·         Excellent and demonstrated English-language writing and editing skills.

·         Excellent research, analytic and organizational abilities.

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite

·         Ability to remain flexible, work independently and in a team, and manage one’s own time.

·         Experience working with Airtable a plus.

·         Ability to work in a cross-cultural, team environment.

·         Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion.

·         Willingness to learn, be open to new ideas, and have fun.

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

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER 

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

Compensation and Benefits

·         Hourly part-time position ($18/hour)

·         Flexible schedule

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

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

How To Apply

How to apply:

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

•         Cover letter with a brief personal statement, and an outline of career goals and interests in human rights and social justice

•          Resume listing relevant courses, previous experience and special skills (including languages)

•          One academic or professional reference; no personal references will be accepted

•          One writing sample (i.e., academic work, research paper, essay) of no more than three pages.

Complete applications must be received, not postmarked, by the deadline, Wednesday, September 18th, 2019.

•         Internship runs from September – December (flexible).

•         No phone calls, please

New York, NY

Communications Intern, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

The Organization

About Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

Job Summary

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund Internship Program is intended to provide significant practical training and experience in the areas of philanthropy, social justice and human rights. The internship offers an opportunity to work alongside an operations team supporting programmatic and grantmaking activities in human rights and social justice. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund will provide opportunities for learning and exposure to the operations side of philanthropy.

 

Communications at Wellspring

WPF’s newly established communications department is responsible for setting the strategy and direction for all internal and external communications that support the executive leadership and grantmaking program staff. Communications work includes, but is not limited to developing talking points and messaging, style guides and communications protocols, message training, communications plans and monitoring social media.

The communications department will host a Fall 2019 intern in the New York office.  The Communications Intern will report to and work under the direction of, and in close collaboration with, the Director of Communications.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for the communications intern may include:

·         Learn to and assist with drafting press materials and internal documents.

·         Learn to and assist with planning and preparing of talking points and presentation materials as needed.

·         Support event logistics and planning.

·         Monitor the internet and social media channels for positive and negative stories about WPF.

·         Learn to assist with developing internal style guide for consistency.

·         Ensure quality and consistent style and branding of content in print and on the website with strong copyediting and proofreading.

·         Gather information and produce communications-related projects as assigned by the Director of Communications and in support of programs and executive team.

·         Learn and assist with developing internal communications strategy.

·         Plan and organize meetings and conference calls .

·         Perform administrative tasks as requested (e.g., notetaking, file organizing).

Qualifications:

·         Undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a relevant field preferred (e.g., journalism, communications, marketing)

·         One or two years of communications/journalism experience in a professional office environment preferred

·         Keen attention to detail and strong organizational and project management skills

·         Excellent English-language written and verbal communication skills

·         Understanding of AP Stylebook and/or Chicago Manual of Style

·         Proven ability to follow through on a project

·         High level of discretion and responsibility for  handling confidential information

·         High level of proficiency with MS Office Suite programs

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

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

 

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

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

 

Compensation and Benefits

·         Hourly position ($18/hour)

·         Flexible time schedule

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

·         Acquire deeper understanding of the role philanthropic organizations play in promoting and advancing social justice and human rights

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

·         Opportunities to network with leading foundation staff through meetings, affinity group conferences, and events with other interns.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications should demonstrate strong writing ability, excellent communication skills and the ability to independently undertake various research, writing and administrative projects.

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

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

o   A resume that includes contact information for one academic or professional reference

o   One writing sample of no more than three (3) pages (e.g., academic work, essay, news article, brief research paper)

 

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

ü  Offer will be contingent upon a background check.

ü  No phone calls, please.

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

Complete applications must be received by September 18th, 2019.

New York, NY

Program Associate - Voice, Creativity, and Culture Team, The Nathan Cummings Foundation

The Organization
The Nathan Cummings Foundation seeks applications for the position of Program Associate (PA) to join our Voice, Creativity and Culture program team. This is a full-time position available immediately and is a great opportunity to a mission-driven candidate interested in a job in the philanthropic sector that provides stimulating challenges as well as developmental opportunities.

The Foundation is a multi-generational family foundation, rooted in the Jewish tradition of social justice and committed to creating a more just, vibrant, sustainable and democratic society. As a family foundation, the Board of Trustees is actively engaged in the affairs of the Foundation. Located in New York City the Foundation’s grantmaking, concentrated in the U.S. with a history of support in Israel, is focused on four key areas: an inclusive, clean economy; racial and economic justice, voice, creativity and culture, and corporate and political accountability and has expanded its approaches beyond grantmaking through a strong fellowship program and impact investing.  The Foundation encourages creative thinking and individual growth in a work environment where all employees, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, education, disability or backgrounds are valued and respected.  Visit us at www.nathancummings.org.

Position Overview

Working Relationships and Role

The Program Associate (PA) for the Voice, Creativity and Culture (VCC) focus area reports to VCC’s two Program Directors, with access to the Vice President of Programs who leads the program team.  The PA works as part of a team implementing program goals and strategies to amplify the voices of storytellers, faith leaders, journalists and activists and will be a key member of the team in providing assistance to the Directors through a variety of responsibilities related to the operational and administrative support, research, analysis, and coordination of programmatic activities.  The PA will also have interactions with other departments in support of the Foundation’s grantmaking and programming.

The successful candidate will be a trusted partner capable of dealing with a variety of responsibilities in maintaining effective relationships with people at all levels on behalf of the program team.  She/he/they will be thoughtful, highly motivated, energetic, collaborative, and congenial, with well-developed communication and organizational skills. The work is detail-oriented and requires flexibility, patience, good humor, and discretion. Perhaps most importantly, the PA must maintain a positive “can do” attitude to deal with the norm as well as the unexpected.  The ideal candidate will feel challenged and excited to take on small and large tasks essential to the Foundation’s success and she/he/they individual growth.

Principal Responsibilities Include:

General Administrative

·       Serve as point of contact for calls, emails, visitors and general information resource for the team

·       Provide daily operational, administrative support to include expense reports, travel, drafting, proofreading, and editing correspondence and coordinating administrative functions with peer associates to ensure sufficient coverage of program team tasks and assignments

·       Manage workflow and logistics for VCC team meetings and retreats, event planning and coordinating essentials, develop agendas, create meeting materials, document learning from internal and external meetings, and manage details to ensure projects are completed on time.

·       Perform other duties or special projects such as those that may cut across other Foundation departments including set up and cleanup of Foundation-wide events and meetings.

Program and Conferences

·       Participate in the development of Voice, Creativity and Culture’s strategy

·       Evaluate prospective grantees through Letters of Inquiry and exploratory meetings; site visits, special convening opportunities communication about proposals and grantmaking process/decisions

·       Assist Directors and Communication Associate in drafting, monitoring and tracking grantee news and announcements to identify content that can be shared with internal and external audiences

·       Help VCC Directors the Grants Management team develop annual plans, track VCC program schedules so that internal deadlines are met; track the grantmaking budget, reconcile and keep up-to-date, and prepare budget reports.

·       Support program integration through grant monitoring and reporting Carefully review grant reports and requests for modifications, extensions, and transfers, correspond with grantees about deficiencies, and perform a preliminary analysis of proposals, including but not limited to financial statements – take necessary actions and keep all appropriate staff informed

·       Ensure grant files are complete; enter all related information, attach documents and update records as necessary; review and proofread dockets, reports, and other program materials, write summary papers and reports; prepare (generate) docket materials, and assist program team with the preparation of relevant materials for presentations, reports, reviews, and evaluations

·       Generate grantee notifications, letters of agreement, payment letters, modification letters and generate reports, and maintain database.

·       Undertake independent research projects in program area(s), coordinate, convene, and/or attend meetings related to program interests, participate in professional conferences and meetings on behalf of the VCC Program Team and the broader Program Team, and maintain communications with nonprofit partners and key stakeholders.

Board

·       Work with VCC team, program team and others to organize and draft Board meeting materials and presentations; generate and edit board book documents

·       Participate in organizing and planning Board Education Days; schedule conference call meetings for Board Committees

·       Respond to general inquiries from Board members

 

Qualifications

·       BA degree in a relevant field and at least 3 years of administrative and/or program support experience

·       Superior written communication skills; excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills

·       Team player with effective interpersonal and collaboration skills; proficient at managing competing priorities;

·       Strong administration and project management skills with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines

·       Diplomacy in handling sensitive information; willingness to learn and work across diverse program areas

·       Proficient and comfortable in the use of IT applications and ability to apply these efficiently

·       Dedicated to issues central to the Foundation’s mission and values

Compensation and Benefits:  Salary $70,000.00 -$75,000.00 annually, plus generous benefits including retirement plan, foundation-paid medical, vision and dental insurance coverage, TransitChek, long-term disability and life insurance, vacation & holidays, professional development and tuition reimbursement funds.

How To Apply

To apply In One PDF file, please send a cover letter explaining why this position would be great for you and vice-versa; a current resume, two 5-8 page relevant writing samples, three references (at least two professional); and any other information that might be useful in evaluating your candidacy for this position.  Please submit applications to recruit@nathancummings.orgThe application review process will begin on September 16, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  No telephone calls, please.

Hiring policy    The Nathan Cummings Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that participates in fair-chance hiring practices, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. As an organization deeply committed to diversity of experience, NCF values and welcomes candidates from a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds, including community-based organizations, policy organizations, government, national nonprofits or the private sector.

 

This is an exempt position

New York, NY

Executive Director, Mouse

The Organization

About Mouse:

Mouse is a national youth development nonprofit that believes in technology as a force for good. Mouse believes in “Technology with Purpose.” First established in 1997 to bring technology education into NYC schools, in 2018, Mouse merged with Code/Interactive, which focused on professional development for educators and to promote building inclusive computer science programs. Bringing together learning content and educator training, today Mouse’s mission is to empower all youth to engage with creative technology and computer science to make meaningful change in our world. We are committed to fostering greater diversity and humanity in STEM and empower youth — and all those that educate them — to access and amplify technology as a force for good. Mouse designs Computer Science and STEM curriculum on our online learning platform (Mouse Create), trains K-12 educators, and engages students through the Design League and Creative Computing Lab’s maker events.

Position Overview

The Role:

Mouse is looking for a dynamic leader who can steer this mature, yet changing organization to its next chapter. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has excellent interpersonal skills and is able to collaborate and connect with a wide range of stakeholders, many of which may include diverse groups and cultures.

As Executive Director, you will be the Chief Executive Officer and report to the Board of Directors. You will be responsible for optimizing all aspects of the organization’s long-term strategic planning, as well as its day-to-day administration, programs, strategic plans, and finances, ensuring that all are aimed at consistently achieving Mouse’s mission. You should have the ability to fundraise and assist Mouse’s team in revenue-generation efforts. You will be a successful candidate for this role if you have a proven track record of managing organizations through change and growth, and can achieve established goals within the set budgets.

You will lead and inspire the Mouse team, while you carefully manage their efforts, and help develop their skills. You must feel as comfortable speaking in public as writing about the objectives and success of the organization. As Executive Director, you must be an expert at communicating the passion and excitement of Mouse’s mission in public messages.

Highlighted Responsibilities:
1) Organization Mission and Strategy:
You will work with Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach, including:

  • Implement and manage Mouse’s programs and carry out the strategies established in the recent merger.
  • Assure a long-term strategy that consistently and progressively achieves Mouse’s mission.
  • Convey and guard Mouse’s strategic vision to staff, Board, volunteers, donors, clients.
  • Establish new strategies, programs, and collaborations that support and enhance Mouse’s  mission and theory of action.
  • Continue and devise strategies that leverage Mouse’s diverse capabilities as a cohesive offering aimed to ensure its growth.
  • Enhance Mouse’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely and in collaboration with other professional, civic, and private organizations.

2) Financial Performance and Viability:  You will analyze and sufficiently manage resources to ensure the financial integrity and health of Mouse, including:

  • Develop and propose to the Board of an annual budget for approval, in collaboration with Operations team and Board committees.
  • Report to the Board on monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Manage the finances, operating budget, budget forecasting, and cash flow reporting consistent with the approved budget, ensure maximum resource utilization, and maintain a positive financial position.
  • Review all expenses thoroughly in conjunction with funding and revenue, and approve all vendor contracts for services.
  • Balance the funding and mission-driven products and services to ensure financial stability across the organization.
  • Ensure that fee-based products and services are structured and managed to be efficient.

3) Fundraising and Revenue Generation:  You will oversee and lead all of Mouse’s fundraising, development, and revenue-generation efforts to support its mission-oriented programs, including:

  • Direct fundraising strategies and donor relations, working with Revenue/ Development team and Board and Associate Board.
  • Engage in fundraising and revenue-generation efforts, including participating in outreach and relationship development.
  • Network energetically with organizational, personal, and sector contacts to identify new sources of revenue and funding.
  • Oversee grant and funding applications, coordination, and management, ensuring that deliverables are met successfully and reporting is accurate, in collaboration with Learning Design and Development teams.

4) Organizational Operations and Rigor:  You will lead the Mouse team in executing on established strategies, manage its resources and obligations, and ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate, efficient, and sustainable, including:

  • Oversee the effective administration of all day-to-day operations and adjust for changes when required.
  • Be rigorously precise in evaluating new situations, adhering consistently to the set strategy.
  • Direct the Mouse team clearly in their efforts to achieve the strategy.
  • Attract, hire, develop, and retain competent, dedicated, and qualified staff.
  • Establish policies and procedures that will support the team and Mouse’s goals.
  • Negotiate, review, analyze, and execute all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of Mouse.
  • Incorporate business and organizational management tools that add insights or efficiency.

5) Board Governance and Management: You will work closely with the Board in order to fulfill Mouse’s mission, including:

  • Lead Mouse in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Monitor all aspects of Mouse’s work to adhere to plans approved by the Board and to raise issues that should be elevated for their determination.
  • Report regularly to the Board, including in communications and via Board and Committee meetings.
  • Communicate effectively with the Board and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of Mouse for the purposes of growing the organization and its impact.
  • Devise strategies to engage the Board and build its culture and rapport among them.
  • Utilize the Board’s skills and connections in a manner that is useful for the organization.
  • Solicit support from the Board, in content knowledge and advice, as well as financially.
  • Identify and vet potential new Board members.
  • Serve as a liaison between the team and the Board.

General Responsibilities:  In addition to the above, you will:

  • Establish administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operations, including: IT, legal, compliance, governance, and facilities.
  • Oversee all talent and HR administration, including cross-functional team coordination, staff development, and annual performance and compensation reviews.
  • Supervise staff and volunteers in a manner that is collaborative, consistent with the Mouse culture, and clear in all directives.
  • Serve as Mouse’s primary spokesperson to constituents, the public, and media.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various private, state, and federal organizations and utilize these relationships to strategically enhance Mouse’s mission.
  • Oversee messaging, marketing, social media, and other communications efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

Professional Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advance or graduate degree preferred.
  • Five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience.
  • Total minimum 10 years of related management experience including other sectors – for-profit, government, or academia.
  • Substantial knowledge of K-12 Education, Computer Science or Tech Education, or Youth Development is required.
  • Proven track record in raising significant financial resources.
  • Effective budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting.
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, task-facilitation, and team accountability.
  • Creative and innovative approach to problems, devising strategies, and iterating solutions.
  • Transparent and high-integrity leadership.
  • Experienced public speaker.
  • Ability to interface and engage with diverse groups within Mouse’s community.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee, collaborate with, persuade, and mentor the Mouse team.
  • Skillful motivator of staff, Board members, and other volunteers.
  • Efficient and clear communicator in both written and oral formats, including in use of remote-working and digital tools.
  • Interest or commitment to Mouse’s mission to empower all youth to engage with creative technology and computer science to make meaningful change in our world.
  • Aligned with Mouse’s organizational values: Purpose, Playful, Inclusive, Audacious, Experimental, Creative.
  • Adept at team care and engagement and able to balance organizational needs with culture.

Location:  New York City

Travel : Some travel may be required.

Status:  This is a full-time, exempt position that is not eligible for overtime. The salary will be paid semi-monthly in accordance with Mouse’s standard policies, as administered by ADP.

Salary info:  Mouse will offer for this position a salary that is commensurate with experience and competitive in connection with its annual budget of $3M.

Benefits:  This position is eligible for Mouse’s standard benefits: competitive health, dental, and vision benefits, life and disability insurance, and a retirement plan with matching contributions.

Work Conditions + Physical Demands:  This position requires sitting or standing in connection with general office work that is performed indoors, in a temperature-controlled environment, with limited noise typical of an office.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  Mouse is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices. As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are actively seeking a diverse pool of applicants from or who have worked closely with historically disadvantaged or marginalized groups. We encourage applications from people of any gender identity or sexual orientation, people with  disabilities, people of color, veterans, immigrants, or people from low-income families . We additionally are working to ensure a fair and consistent hiring and interview process.

How To Apply

To apply visit https://mouse.workable.com/

New York, NY

Executive Director, Human Rights Funders Network

The Organization

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) is an internationally recognized non-profit committed to connecting human rights grantmakers and philanthropists to advance human rights.  As a global network of almost 450 institutions that engages over 1,800 individuals, HRFN regularly convenes colleague human rights donors to share insights, strategies, and learnings, as well as mobilize resources for human rights. Looking to strengthen its network, leverage its membership, and plan for continued impact and innovation in human rights philanthropy, HRFN seeks a seasoned leader, strategist, and coalition builder to serve as its next Executive Director (ED).

With an expansive membership base that includes member organizations from all over the globe, HRFN is uniquely and strategically poised towards moving philanthropy towards effectively resourcing human rights work and movements globally.  In light of growing threats to human rights, the rise of populism, and recent pushback on philanthropy, HRFN’s mission is more urgent than ever. HRFN’s annual conference, working groups, and research initiatives have served as strategic opportunities for productive dialogue and collaboration around these issues for HRFN’s peer-led network of nearly 450 institutions. The new Executive Director will lead HRFN in the creation of innovative strategies and program design that empower and equip members to respond effectively to these challenges. Where necessary, the new ED will seek ways to enhance the relevance of these programmatic elements, as well as identify opportunities for new program offerings and initiatives.

HRFN is uniquely positioned to define its role and deepen its impact in the human rights philanthropy space. The new Executive Director will work with staff and Steering Committee to craft and execute an organizational agenda that builds on its strong network and reputation, generates new opportunities for HRFN to drive national and global conversations around human rights, and positions HRFN as a key thought leader in the space. S/he/they will help to shape a future-facing vision for the organization that aligns with HRFN’s mission and theory of change, staff leadership and capacity, and the collective needs of its members. This exciting opportunity calls for an inspirational thought leader and manager with an exceptional combination of qualities, skills, and experiences, including: a sophisticated understanding of human rights movements and international philanthropy; expertise and experience in creating and implementing innovative strategies, programs, and organizational infrastructure; proven partnership building skills and creative thinking around how to tap into new opportunities; a track record of effective vision-setting and investment-building among diverse stakeholders; and a demonstrated commitment to strengthening a culture of collaboration, equity, and inclusion.

This search is being conducted with assistance from Tamar Datan, Hallie Dietsch, and Yuniya Khan of the national search firm NPAG. For more information and instructions for submitting applications and nominations, please reference the final section of this document.

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) is a global network of 1,800 human rights grantmakers and philanthropists in over 70 countries working collaboratively to advance human rights through effective philanthropy. Founded in 1994 by a small group of human rights grantmakers who wanted to build a platform from which to share insights, strategies, and learnings, HRFN has since grown into a vibrant global community of funders who learn from each other, grapple with challenges, and leverage resources for human rights.  HRFN takes great pride in being a peer-led network for human rights grantmakers by human rights grantmakers.

HRFN’s membership has grown significantly in recent years, particularly among funders operating in the Global South and East. With 95 dues-paying member institutions, and more than 350 additional grantmaking institutions engaging in its activities and opportunities, HRFN makes it possible for funders from across the globe to gain full access to tools, resources, conferences, and a network of potential partners. Through HRFN, members gain the opportunity to engage with human rights activists, movements, and funders, and explore new approaches to sustain a global human rights movement under threat.

Today, HRFN’s activities encompass a range of programmatic offerings, including an annual conference that creates a space for member organizations to collaborate, engage, and learn from one another. Online webinars offer an opportunity to examine emerging issues and trends, and strategize around them. Working groups centered around specific issues and regions allow members to engage in strategic problem-solving and collective advocacy. In addition, HRFN provides access to information and research tools which funders can use to inform and guide their grantmaking around the world. Current initiatives also include the Principles Project, a collaboration with members to identify and articulate the human rights principles which should guide human rights grantmaking.

All of HRFN’s activities lead toward the ultimate goal of ensuring that philanthropy is effectively resourcing human rights work and movements.

HRFN currently operates under a fiscal sponsorship agreement with Proteus Fund, which provides support for financial systems, human resources, and operational tasks. A New York-based staff of four works closely with the Steering Committee – volunteers from HRFN’s membership who assist with oversight, guidance, and direction – to lead and execute the programmatic work and ensure the smooth functioning of the organization. In addition, member-led advisory committees design gatherings, lead working groups, and guide research initiatives.

Position Overview

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Building on the foundation of twenty-five years of service and collaboration, the new Executive Director will lead HRFN into a new era of growth and transformation with support from the Steering Committee, dedicated staff, and an engaged cohort of members. This is a rare opportunity to harness the strength of a global network meeting a critical need for services and advocacy, and foster its ongoing growth and impact.

Vision and Leadership

Working collaboratively with the Steering Committee and staff, the Executive Director will develop, clearly articulate, and implement HRFN’s vision to empower human rights funding organizations, building on the current momentum to foster collaboration, share strategies, and strengthen solidarity in the face of growing threats to human rights. Acting as a thought leader, the Executive Director will refine an organization-wide approach to administrative and programmatic fidelity, strengthening current operations and taking advantage of opportunities for improvement and increased efficiency.

Innovation and Program Design

HRFN’s annual conference, working groups, research, and webinars have served as opportunities for productive dialogue and collaboration. Moving forward, the Executive Director will lead innovative strategy and program design by identifying opportunities for external engagement, new program offerings, enhanced programming at the annual conference and/or additional in-person and virtual collaborations. The Executive Director will also work closely with staff to advance and support existing program design and member engagement initiatives.

External Engagement and Community Building

Representing HRFN as a leader in efforts to advance human rights internationally, the Executive Director will cultivate relationships and engage peers and other leaders in this field on a global scale, with particular attention paid to stakeholders in the Global South and East. The Executive Director will seek opportunities to engage in discussions and advocacy initiatives that will advance HRFN and its members’ goals and missions. She/he/they will facilitate the creation of spaces and opportunities for members to share strategies, insights, and innovative approaches for advancing human rights on a global scale. In addition, the new Executive Director will effectively represent HRFN to its members, the public, the press, philanthropic and advocacy leaders, and other key stakeholders in a way that brings to life the values, vision, and goals of the organization.

Management and Team Building

The Executive Director will demonstrate leadership and self-awareness to build positive relationships with HRFN’s uniquely talented and dedicated staff, Steering Committee, and membership. She/he/they will cultivate and foster a strong culture of participatory management, collaboration, learning, and innovation across the organization, rooted in HRFN’s human rights values and commitment to advancing human rights work and movements. The Executive Director will nurture the continued growth of HRFN’s staff and provide consistent, clear communication to engender trust and promote team morale and transparency.

Governance and Operations Oversight

This individual will lead the creation and definition of a strategic framework for HRFN’s activities and goals, including clarification of the roles of staff, Steering Committee, and Proteus Fund. Additionally, the new Executive Director will provide programmatic and operational oversight to HRFN, including but not limited to: existing and future contracts with website, technology, and other consultants; maintaining relationships with and acting as lead point of contact for HRFN’s fiscal sponsor and office landlord (Proteus and WeWork, respectively); collaborating closely with Proteus Fund to monitor all elements of HRFN’s finances and HR systems.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

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

•             Demonstrated success in both start-up settings and established organizations; experience creating strategies, programs, infrastructure, and innovation, without a clear or pre-existing template for success, while leading effectively within existing structures.

•             Organizational acumen earned through experience leading staff in all facets of operations, from talent and budget management to strategic planning, communications, etc.

•             Strong entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated ability to identify opportunities for growth, solicit feedback and ideas from diverse groups of thought partners, and design innovative strategies to drive change and success.

•             An executive leader with broad knowledge and standing in the fields of both human rights advocacy work and philanthropy on a global scale.

•             Exceptional cultural competency: flexibility and sensitivity to work effectively in a wide variety of geographic, political, and cultural settings.

•             Firsthand experience or deep understanding of developing and implementing robust fund development strategy drawing on both effective grants and a dues management system.

•             A deep and authentic connection to advancing human rights advocacy and the global communities affected by social injustice, including the ability to recognize both their abiding power and resiliency, and the complexity of the challenges they face.

•             Strong relationship-building skills, and an authentic interest in listening to and learning from others; the ability to establish trust with a diverse set of stakeholders; a commitment to honoring and elevating community expertise and wisdom.

•             Experience influencing policy and advocacy efforts, and establishing meaningful collaborations with relevant partners, agencies, and coalitions.

•             High emotional intelligence; the ability to effectively command the spotlight, combined with the wisdom to know when to strategically direct it elsewhere and share leadership.

•             Effective communication skills, and a compelling personal presence that reflects and embodies HRFN’s mission and values.

•             Advanced degree preferred or equivalent lived experience that is aligned with HRFN’s approach and values.

How To Apply

This search is being conducted by Tamar Datan, Hallie Dietsch, and Yuniya Khan of the national search firm NPAG. Nominations and applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and your resume (in Word or PDF format) should be submitted to: HRFN-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. More information about HRFN can be found at www.hrfn.org.

Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team is an essential component of HRFN’s commitment to advance equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Novato, CA; Marin County; Bay Area

Administrative Officer, Marin Community Foundation

The Organization

Marin Community Foundation (MCF) was established in 1986 with the assets of a trust from long time Marin County residents Leonard and Beryl H. Buck. MCF was founded with one simple aspiration: to make a difference in the lives of others through thoughtful, effective philanthropy.  MCF’s mission is to encourage and apply philanthropic contributions to help improve the human condition, embrace diversity, promote a humane and democratic society, and enhance the community’s quality of life, now and for future generations.

Over 450 individuals, families, businesses, and community groups have established funds at MCF.  Grants made from these funds support a wide range of issues within Marin County, elsewhere in the U.S., and around the world.  Governed by a nine-member Board of Directors along with its President and CEO, MCF is one of the largest community foundations in the United States, managing over $2.0 billion in assets and distributing approximately $80 million annually in grants.

Position Overview

Position Purpose:

The Administrative Officer for Community Engagement provides administrative and clerical support for the Vice President for Community Engagement to meet the objectives of the Community Engagement Department (CE) and serves as CE’s point of contact and liaison with other departments in the Foundation.

Responsibility Level:

The Administrative Officer reports to the Vice President for Community Engagement (VP, VPCE).

Essential Functions:

 

·         Manages scheduling for the VP and attends meetings to take minutes as required.

·         Helps keep track of VP’s priorities by managing calendars and provides reminders as needed.

·         Provides project and administrative oversight and support to the VP and department.

·         Manages the production and distribution of the Buck Family Fund board book, including preparation of materials and workflow.

·         Provides quality customer service to internal and external customers.

·         Serves as a liaison between the office of the VPCE and external consultants regarding contracts, scheduling, review, tracking, and processing of invoices.

·         Reviews, updates and improves grant-making process systems and protocols.  Assists in revising grant-related policies, procedures, reports, and job aids.

·         Organizes and schedules orientation and ongoing trainings for Program Associates and Assistants, and as requested, for other staff.

·         Convenes periodic meetings of the Program Associates and Assistants to streamline work, arrange for cross-training/support, and address problems and concerns as they arise.

·         Performs other duties as assigned.

Performance Standards:

The Administrative Officer’s performance will be evaluated by the VPCE on her/his ability to perform the essential functions of the position, the ability to demonstrate the skills described below, the ability to meet annual individual and departmental goals, the ability to complete projects and assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.  The incumbent will also be evaluated on her/his written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, ability to set priorities, judgment, and professionalism in interactions with staff and community members.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         B.A./B.S. degree required or A.A. degree in a related field of study and 3 years of additional work experience as described in the essential functions of the job description.

·         Five years of executive support experience.

·         Proficient writing, editing and proofreading skills with the ability to gather and organize information appropriately

·         Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), and the ability to effectively utilize proprietary software.

·         Strong planning and implementation skills; research and synthesizing abilities.

·         Excellent ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple competing assignments and responsibilities.

·         Excellent customer service and communication skills (listening, interpersonal, oral, and written).

·         A high degree of professionalism, confidence and flexibility that allows the incumbent to work collaboratively and effectively with clients and colleagues of diverse backgrounds.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team environment.  Ability to develop and maintain a good working relationship with the Foundation staff, members of the community, elected officials, the media, colleagues in other foundations, and members of the nonprofit sector.

·         High level of personal and professional integrity, confidentiality, diplomacy, and ethics.

·         Interest in philanthropy and the non-profit community.

How To Apply

Contact: Perfect Timing at Solina@perfecttiming.com or renee@perfecttiming.com

Oakland, CA

Vice President of Human Resources and Operations, East Bay Community Foundation

The Organization

About East Bay Community Foundation:

Founded in 1928, the East Bay Community Foundation (EBCF) mobilizes financial assets and community leadership to transform the lives of people in the East Bay. This means bringing together the financial resources and leadership capabilities of fund holders with those of government, business, private foundations, and community and nonprofit service providers in coordinated grantmaking efforts to positively affect social change. EBCF is committed to advancing a just East Bay, where all members of our community are treated fairly resulting in equitable opportunity and outcomes. In 2017, in partnership with our donors, EBCF granted more than $46 million to local nonprofit organizations and had charitable assets under management of $450 million.    The Foundation plays a key role in identifying and solving challenges facing people in the East Bay to ensure that all communities across Contra Costa and Alameda Counties can thrive. To meet today’s social and economic challenges, in partnership with our donors, we are working toward a vision of an inclusive, fair, and just East Bay, where equitable outcomes are made possible by investing in leaders, organizations, and movements to create social, political, and economic opportunity. From donor-backed investments in nonprofit organizations to advocating and engaging in civic and social matters affecting regional policies, the East Bay Community Foundation is committed to ensuring that the East Bay is inclusive, fair, and just – for everyone. Learn more about the East Bay Community Foundation at ebcf.org.

Position Overview

Position Summary:

The East Bay Community Foundation is adding a Vice President, Human Resources and Operations to the Foundation’s leadership team. This senior level position will lead the organization’s human resources and operations functions. The Vice President, Human Resources and Operations will develop and drive organizational effectiveness; support the CEO and members of the leadership team as a strategic partner; and manage the Director of Operations and Facilities

Essential Duties + Responsibilities:

• Foster two-way communication between staff and leadership by developing internal communication channels, listening to staff and leading internal communication in conjunction with the Communications Team
• Support leadership in operationalizing new values and developing robust people practices that reinforce values
• Partner with leaders on workforce planning and staffing needs and provide guidance, coaching, and development to people managers in the Foundation
• Manage, evaluate, update, and report on a comprehensive compensation and benefits approach and plan for the Foundation
• Foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that enables all staff to contribute to the Foundation at their full potential
• Work with the leadership team to support organizational change
• Present regularly to the Board of Directors on the organization’s human resources and operations functions
• Develop, interpret, and implement policies and procedures according to federal and state laws and regulations
• Monitor and ensure compliance with Foundation policies
• Evaluate the HR and Operations structure (including IT systems and building facilities) and team plan for efficiency, effectiveness, and service-orientation
• Provide guidance, support and supervision to the Director of Operations and Facilities
• Provide management, leadership and direction to the professional employer organization and outside consultants
• Other responsibilities as assigned by the CEO

Qualifications:

• Masters’ degree or equivalent; 12 to 15 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience       •Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Human Capital Strategist Certificate (HCS) or SHRM-SCP certification strongly preferred

Additional Requirements:

• Passion and commitment to the Foundation’s mission and values

• Experience applying a diversity, equity and inclusion lens to all aspects of an organization’s work

• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills

• Working knowledge of best practice and systems across all aspects of HR and Operations

• An understanding of effective staffing models to support growth and transition

• Experience serving on leadership teams and presenting to boards and committees

Compensation and Benefits: This position offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, in line with the field of philanthropy.

The East Bay Community Foundation does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law and is an employment-at-will company. EBCF is an equal-opportunity employer. People of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and list of three references (candidates will be notified in advance of any outreach to your references) to eastbaycommunityfoundation@walkeraac.com on or before 5:00 p.m. PST on September 16, 2019. Use the subject line: VP of Human Resources and Operations. Submit Microsoft Word or PDF files only (one combined PDF file is preferred). Resume review begins immediately.

Palo Alto, California

Principal, Skoll

The Organization

The Skoll Foundation was created by Jeff Skoll in 1999 to pursue his vision of a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. The mission of the Skoll Foundation is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are society’s change agents – creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform our world for the better. By identifying the people and programs already enacting positive change throughout the world, the Foundation empowers them to extend their reach, deepen their impact, and fundamentally improve society.

The Skoll Foundation has invested approximately $470 million worldwide, including the Skoll Award to 128 social entrepreneurs from 106 organizations on five continents.

Position Overview

The Skoll Foundation seeks to add to its team of Principals a seasoned, strategic global business professional who has a deep desire to support entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most intractable problems. Reporting to the Senior Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Principals work in close collaboration with peers across Skoll programs, practice centers, and the executive team to advance knowledge and evidence of scaling impact.

The Principal team is responsible for the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship and the ongoing investments in social entrepreneurs made directly and through funding partners. Principals play the lead role in the selection of new opportunities each year, developing a healthy, long-term pipeline of investments in potential Awardees with whom there exists remarkable potential for large-scale and lasting change in the world.

Principals conduct rigorous due diligence, interviewing issue experts, working with regional leaders, and conducting site visits to understand the social enterprise through the eyes of their beneficiaries and with the lens of large-scale, sustained change. Strong emphasis will be placed on candidates with demonstrated investigative and analytical skills, who can get beneath the surface of a pitch or business plan to determine the true potential for social impact and business sustainability.

The ideal candidate is, above all, a listener and learner. The Principal must be a quick study to prepare insightful questions to learn more about an entrepreneur’s innovations or a partner organization’s goals. The role requires an insatiable curiosity, desire to explore “what if?” questions, ability to connect the dots across sectors and geographies, and embrace of ambiguity.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated success in developing, accelerating, measuring, and influencing growth of entrepreneurial organizations. Key competencies include keen investigative skills and relentless attention to detail in the evaluation of investments, business models, financials, and data, while keeping a thoughtful, empathetic field view. Candidates are expected to have a thorough understanding of the dynamics of organizational growth, scale, and investment—in for-profit and non-profit contexts. Significant experience living and/or working outside of one’s culture of origin and in proximity to the world’s most pressing problems is essential. Excellent verbal and written communications skills are imperative. A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is optional. Successful candidates will have foreign language proficiency; highly desirable are Portuguese, Spanish, French, Hindi, Tamil, or other Indian language family. Must be available for international travel.

This position is based in Palo Alto, California.

The full position profile can be viewed here.

How To Apply

The Skoll Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and embraces differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make employees unique. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply via Waldron’s Candidate Web Portal.

Philadelphia, PA

Program Officer, Pennsylvania Humanities Council

The Organization

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council is an independent nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  We put the humanities in action to create positive change. We are passionate advocates, innovative program designers and strategic grantmakers. We lead a movement to champion and redefine the role the humanities play in our lives. We use the humanities to generate avenues for civic involvement and community development, and for youth and adults to strengthen skills for school, work and every day.

Learn more at pahumanities.org.

Position Overview

POSITION

The Program Officer will develop, manage, and produce content for a portfolio of PHC programs that demonstrate the impact of humanities-driven civic engagement that puts people first. Reporting to the Senior Director of Content and Engagement, you will expand our model placekeeping initiatives and produce new lines of programming to expand our statewide engagement, visibility, and resources.  You will also build an exciting new network and documentation for learning, advocacy, and leadership.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

●        Expand and deepen Community Heart & Soul®

●        Continue to develop Chester Made as a model for learning and creative innovation in humanities-driven placekeeping.

●        Develop and produce a regular line-up of on the ground programs and online content that demonstrates the humanities’ role in social change in communities.

●        Develop and manage grantmaking for civic engagement portfolio.

●        Provide coaching, guidance and support to partners and program personnel.

●        Oversee and manage budgets for programs and projects.

●        Develop and coordinate participatory evaluation and research activities for civic engagement programs.

●        Report and develop presentations and publications to staff, board and outside stakeholders.

●        In collaboration with Senior Director and communications staff, design and oversee positioning platforms to build audiences for our civic engagement programs. .

●        In collaboration with Senior Director and development staff, identify potential partners to increase resources and visibility for PHC’s work.

●        Support efforts in raising funds and messaging for communications and advocacy.

QUALIFICATIONS

•         Bachelor’s Degree in a humanities, arts or closely related field

•         Minimum 5 years professional experience in nonprofit, philanthropic, or government sectors.

•         Strong background in community organizing and engagement, especially with civic or place-based initiatives or participatory grantmaking.

•         Experience producing content for events, a year-long series, or larger-scale special projects.

•         Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work sensitively within diverse communities.

•         Strong project management skills.

•         Very comfortable handling multiple assignments and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.

•        Must be able to travel regularly throughout Pennsylvania and annually at least once nationally.

How To Apply

Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position addressed to hr@pahumanities.org.

Portland, OR

Development and Communications Director, Caldera

The Organization

Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Caldera serves Oregon youth from both urban and rural communities with limited access to educational and economic resource opportunities. Our programs nurture individual creativity to ignite self-expression and transform the way young people engage in their lives, families, and communities.

Position Overview

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

Caldera has a $2.4 million dollar budget, a 14-member board, 15 full-time year-round employees, and a range of seasonal artists and youth workers. Its administrative office is located in Portland, Oregon, and its Arts Center is located outside of Sisters in Central Oregon, between Suttle Lake and Blue Lake.

Position Title: Development & Communications Director

Supervisor: Executive Director

Full time (37.5 hrs/wk), exempt, 9:00a – 5:00p Monday – Friday

Location: Portland office, 1227 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209

Compensation: $70,000 to $80,000 annual. Benefits include: generous paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement savings matching, long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.

Equity & Inclusion

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression. We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

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

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

Position Description

The Development & Communications Director leads Caldera’s resource development, fundraising, and communications work with an inclusive approach to build support for Caldera’s mission. This position directs work to cultivate and sustain a diverse community of supporters, develop compelling communications, and advance strengths-based narratives of Caldera youth and artists. Caldera seeks leader to build on traditional funding methods and to integrate new strategies to secure resources for the organization to thrive.

This position supervises the Development & Communications Associate and the Development & Events Manager, oversees the deliverables of contracted grant writing, and works closely with designers and other contractors. The person in this position travels to Central Oregon approximately 12 to 20 times per year for meetings and events.

Specific Responsibilities:

Development (40%)

  • Oversee and lead comprehensive fundraising strategy to build a diverse pipeline of annual contributors, major donors, and foundation and corporate partners to raise more than $1 million annually
  • Develop and support implementation of major gift strategy in collaboration with Executive Director and Board, including development, solicitation, and stewardship work with existing and new supporter relationships
  • Oversee individual giving efforts and work collaboratively with Development and Events Manager on annual giving campaigns, pledges, solicitations, and other activities
  • Oversee and develop grant proposals and reports
  • Implement and maintain a data-driven, relationship-centered development approach, working with Development & Communications Associate to leverage Raiser’s Edge database system
  • Other duties as assigned

Communications (40%)

  • Lead strategic communications work, including brand development, organizational and program message development and implementation, online and print marketing, media relations, copywriting, copy editing, presentations, and employment outreach
  • Manage critical relationship with Wieden+Kennedy and its Studio for design services, as well as with other partners and vendors
  • Represent Caldera at events and in presentations, effectively communicating mission and values to a wide range of audiences and communities
  • Other duties as assigned

Staff and Department Management (10%)

  • Develop and monitor department budget
  • Supervise and support the professional development of department staff through goals and growth opportunities, gathering resources, and providing ongoing feedback and coaching
  • Develop and manage effective plans and strategies for the future direction of the Development & Communications Team
  • Manage department administration including approval of timesheets, PTO requests, purchases and reimbursements, and contracts

Leadership (10%)

  • Serve as a collaborative member of Caldera Leadership Team and attend board meetings Participate in ongoing organizational racial equity work
  • Support management of board advancement and event committees

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

How To Apply

To Apply

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

Please send materials to Jobs@CalderaArts.org. Candidate review will begin October 30 at 5:00 pm, position is open until filled. No calls, please.

San Francisco

Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communications, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

Position Overview

Reports To: Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Position Summary:

The Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communications is responsible for providing day-to-day assistance and support to the vice president of marketing and strategic communications and providing communications and event support as a member of the marketing and communications team. Support includes, but is not limited to:

Responsibilities

Administrative Support

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Vice President and the Marketing and Communications, including:
    • VP   calendar management
    • Invoice processing, vendor relationships, and contracts
    • Budget tracking and working with our finance department
  • Provide project management support for a wide variety of communications activities.
  • Assist with department-related communications materials for the foundation’s board of trustees, at the direction of the VP of MarCom.
  • Respond to internal and public inquiries as needed.
  • Participate in staff meetings, professional development activities, internal committees, and cross-departmental projects as appropriate.

Communications Support

  • Assist with media relations, including conducting media monitoring, building media lists, and assisting with media inquiries.
  • Support social media strategy, including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist with writing, editing, and distributing communications, including announcements, newsletters, and invitations.
  • Help maintain our web site with content updates.

Events Support

  • Provide logistical support for large and small meetings, press conferences, and events including working with caterers and vendors, reserving facilities, setting up meetings, taking minutes, sending invitations and managing registrations, and other on-site logistical activities.

Qualifications

  • Experience: Minimum of three years of relevant administrative support experience.  Administrative experience in a marketing and/or communications setting is highly desired.
  • Knowledge, skills, and competencies: Highly organized. Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Ability to work collaboratively in and across teams. Demonstrated success with managing multiple projects. Attention to detail and strong work ethic. Interest in philanthropy a plus.
  • Demonstrable computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite, email marketing platforms (e.g. Mailchimp), WordPress (and/or other content management systems), social media platforms and CRMs (e.g. Salesforce).

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

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

How To Apply

www.sff.org

San Francisco

Associate Initiative Officer, The Partnership for the Bay's Future, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties with some initiatives, including this one, serving the nine-county Bay Area.

Position Overview

Reports To: Policy Fund Initiative Officer of the Partnership

Position Summary:

The Partnership for the Bay’s Future (“the Partnership”), an effort of the SFF, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, and Facebook, along with a growing and diverse set of private, public, philanthropic and community partners from across the region, is committed to creating a more accessible, equitable and prosperous Bay Area for all the region’s residents by addressing the interconnected and urgent crises in housing, transportation, and economic opportunity.

The Partnership seeks to develop a strong regional network – a cross-sector of leaders and partners with a common understanding of the housing, transportation, and economic opportunity-related challenges facing the region, a shared regional agenda of potential solutions, and a collective commitment to advancing the agenda and moving solutions forward through leadership, collective action, and the investment of resources.

Responsibilities:

This limited term (five years) position of Associate Initiative Officer (AIO) is a full-time position that reports to the Policy Fund Initiative Officer of the Partnership. The AIO will provide support to the Initiative Officer in the areas of the program, administrative, policy, and fundraising activities of the Partnership, in order to achieve the Partnership’s strategic goals.

Program Implementation

  • Manage administration and partner relationships for key component projects of the Policy Fund, including within the regional grant program
  • In coordination with the Initiative Officer, lead the implementation of strategies toward the achievement of the Policy Fund goals
  • Codify Partnership processes, assist in the development of Policy Fund processes and ensure their alignment with SFF infrastructure.
  • Contribute to Partnership-specific communications mechanisms (newsletter, listserves, etc.) for various audiences, including other philanthropic organizations, public agencies, decision-makers, prospective funders, and NGOs at workshops, conferences, donor forums and briefings
  • Coordinate convenings of and communications with, community-based organizations, project partners, local government, developers, funders and other key stakeholders

Project Evaluation

  • Work with the Partnership Director, Policy Fund Initiative Officer, and evaluation consultant to develop measurements and track the impact of work across grants and the initiative at large.
  • Track housing policy at the local and state level for its implications on regional systems change.
  • Represent the Partnership in select regional discussions and community meetings as requested
  • Assess knowledge and research in the field and coordinate research and reports as needed
  • Provide backbone support to Advisory Board for the Investment and Policy funds, and the State & Regional Policy Fund Working Group, coordinating with working group co-chairs to shape meeting trajectory and outcomes, create materials and other support as needed

Grant-making

  • Support the Initiative Officer with the coordination of the Partnership’s grant-making, including:
  • Work closely with the Initiative Officer to assist in the management of the grantmaking of the Partnership’s Policy Fund, including reviewing proposals and participating in the implementation of the Funds’ grantmaking programs.
  • Participate in face-to-face meetings, telephone contact, and written correspondence with grantees

Fundraising Support

  • Support the Partnership Director with fundraising and administering the day-to-day activities of grants received, including:
  • Track funders’ required deliverables, including reports and proposals, to ensure they are completed on time
  • Collect content and draft progress and final reports for the Initiative Officer and Director’s review
  • Ensure compliance with internal SFF proposal procedures
  • Develop materials to support the Director in fundraising activities, including fundraising proposals, funder meetings, and funder events as requested.

Qualifications:

Education: 

Undergraduate degree strongly preferred but will consider the extent of experience if necessary.

Required Experience: 

Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the non-profit, philanthropic or public sector. A successful and positive track record working in culturally and ethnically diverse communities.

Experience with project and program management, relationship building, fundraising, policy and data analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

  • Demonstrated personal integrity and commitment to this work and the ability to engender trust, credibility and confidence with a variety of internal and external constituencies, including funders. Skilled in critical thinking, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Excellent listener and communicator with a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence.
  • Comfortable within a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience in taking initiative and leadership related to the development of projects and programs and relationship-building
  • Knowledge of housing and community development, policy and systems change, community organizing and advocacy desirable.
  • Computer literacy in the Microsoft environment, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

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

How To Apply

www.sff.org

San Francisco

Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communications, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

Position Overview

Reports To: Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Position Summary:

The Administrative Assistant, Marketing and Communications is responsible for providing day-to-day assistance and support to the vice president of marketing and strategic communications and providing communications and event support as a member of the marketing and communications team. Support includes, but is not limited to:

Responsibilities

Administrative Support

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Vice President and the Marketing and Communications, including:
    • VP   calendar management
    • Invoice processing, vendor relationships, and contracts
    • Budget tracking and working with our finance department
  • Provide project management support for a wide variety of communications activities.
  • Assist with department-related communications materials for the foundation’s board of trustees, at the direction of the VP of MarCom.
  • Respond to internal and public inquiries as needed.
  • Participate in staff meetings, professional development activities, internal committees, and cross-departmental projects as appropriate.

Communications Support

  • Assist with media relations, including conducting media monitoring, building media lists, and assisting with media inquiries.
  • Support social media strategy, including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist with writing, editing, and distributing communications, including announcements, newsletters, and invitations.
  • Help maintain our web site with content updates.

Events Support

  • Provide logistical support for large and small meetings, press conferences, and events including working with caterers and vendors, reserving facilities, setting up meetings, taking minutes, sending invitations and managing registrations, and other on-site logistical activities.

Qualifications

  • Experience: Minimum of three years of relevant administrative support experience.  Administrative experience in a marketing and/or communications setting is highly desired.
  • Knowledge, skills, and competencies: Highly organized. Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Ability to work collaboratively in and across teams. Demonstrated success with managing multiple projects. Attention to detail and strong work ethic. Interest in philanthropy a plus.
  • Demonstrable computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite, email marketing platforms (e.g. Mailchimp), WordPress (and/or other content management systems), social media platforms and CRMs (e.g. Salesforce).

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

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

How To Apply

https://sff.org/contact-us/careers/

San Francisco

Investment Administration Assistant, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

Position Overview

Reports To: Manager of Investment Administration

Position Summary:

The Investment Administration Assistant will report to the Manager of Investment Administration and play a key role in supporting the Investments Team, by collecting and maintaining the data required to report on and administer the 100+ investment accounts of the foundation. The position assists in liaising with our investment managers, consultant and custodian bank, and is best suited for candidates with a minimum of one to three years of investment operations experience. The foundation’s investments include equities, fixed income, hedge funds, and a range of limited partnerships in our Core Portfolio, as well as the portfolios of our separately managed donor advised funds and Charitable Remainder Trusts.

The role also provides administrative support foundation’s impact investment program, including a $23 million program related investments fund and a $70 million mission aligned investments pool.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative support for the Investments Team.
  • Ensure reporting and documentation from custodial bank , investment managers/advisors and consultant are retrieved from their respective sources and stored electronically.
  • Confirm accuracy of and document reconciliation of discrepancies in monthly statements.
  • Organize and maintain complete and up-to-date electronic and hardcopy libraries. Prepare and coordinate hardcopy files for archiving.
  • Prepare, track and reconcile information related to various investment activity, including valuation updates, fees, major cash flows, capital calls and distributions.
  • Assist in preparation of investment-related reports and schedules for annual financial reporting, audit preparation and Form 990 tax filings. Tasks include sending and tracking audit confirmations, compiling data for fair market value testing.
  • Maintain Solovis investment management system, including data entry/uploads, report creation, updates to system for changes in investments
  • Maintain vendor contact information and ensure authorized signers are current, including tracking communications of updates to external vendors.
  • Maintain and/or write procedures and work notes related to assigned responsibilities and maintain overall organization of the Team’s procedures.
  • Ad hoc analysis.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in financial or investment operations
  • Must be highly organized, efficient, and comfortable with complexity
  • Highly responsive and conscientious team player with a positive attitude
  • Strong proficiency with Windows products (particularly Excel)
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Basic understanding of investment types, investment theory and capital markets
  • Basic understanding of accounting and FASB requirements
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Having an experience in the following areas is a PLUS:
    • Impact investing
    • Assistance with audit preparation
    • Fund accounting
    • Alternative investments
    • Slovis investment management system, or similar database

Education:

4-year college degree with course work in Finance, Investments, Accounting or Business.

Compensation:

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

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

How To Apply

https://sff.org/contact-us/careers/

San Francisco

Associate Initiative Officer, The Partnership for the Bay's Future, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties with some initiatives, including this one, serving the nine-county Bay Area.

Position Overview

Reports To: Policy Fund Initiative Officer of the Partnership

Position Summary:

The Partnership for the Bay’s Future (“the Partnership”), an effort of the SFF, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, and Facebook, along with a growing and diverse set of private, public, philanthropic and community partners from across the region, is committed to creating a more accessible, equitable and prosperous Bay Area for all the region’s residents by addressing the interconnected and urgent crises in housing, transportation, and economic opportunity.

The Partnership seeks to develop a strong regional network – a cross-sector of leaders and partners with a common understanding of the housing, transportation, and economic opportunity-related challenges facing the region, a shared regional agenda of potential solutions, and a collective commitment to advancing the agenda and moving solutions forward through leadership, collective action, and the investment of resources.

Responsibilities:

This limited term (five years) position of Associate Initiative Officer (AIO) is a full-time position that reports to the Policy Fund Initiative Officer of the Partnership. The AIO will provide support to the Initiative Officer in the areas of the program, administrative, policy, and fundraising activities of the Partnership, in order to achieve the Partnership’s strategic goals.

Program Implementation

  • Manage administration and partner relationships for key component projects of the Policy Fund, including within the regional grant program
  • In coordination with the Initiative Officer, lead the implementation of strategies toward the achievement of the Policy Fund goals
  • Codify Partnership processes, assist in the development of Policy Fund processes and ensure their alignment with SFF infrastructure.
  • Contribute to Partnership-specific communications mechanisms (newsletter, listserves, etc.) for various audiences, including other philanthropic organizations, public agencies, decision-makers, prospective funders, and NGOs at workshops, conferences, donor forums and briefings
  • Coordinate convenings of and communications with, community-based organizations, project partners, local government, developers, funders and other key stakeholders

Project Evaluation

  • Work with the Partnership Director, Policy Fund Initiative Officer, and evaluation consultant to develop measurements and track the impact of work across grants and the initiative at large.
  • Track housing policy at the local and state level for its implications on regional systems change.
  • Represent the Partnership in select regional discussions and community meetings as requested
  • Assess knowledge and research in the field and coordinate research and reports as needed
  • Provide backbone support to Advisory Board for the Investment and Policy funds, and the State & Regional Policy Fund Working Group, coordinating with working group co-chairs to shape meeting trajectory and outcomes, create materials and other support as needed

Grant-making

  • Support the Initiative Officer with the coordination of the Partnership’s grant-making, including:
  • Work closely with the Initiative Officer to assist in the management of the grantmaking of the Partnership’s Policy Fund, including reviewing proposals and participating in the implementation of the Funds’ grantmaking programs.
  • Participate in face-to-face meetings, telephone contact, and written correspondence with grantees

Fundraising Support

  • Support the Partnership Director with fundraising and administering the day-to-day activities of grants received, including:
  • Track funders’ required deliverables, including reports and proposals, to ensure they are completed on time
  • Collect content and draft progress and final reports for the Initiative Officer and Director’s review
  • Ensure compliance with internal SFF proposal procedures
  • Develop materials to support the Director in fundraising activities, including fundraising proposals, funder meetings, and funder events as requested.

Qualifications:

Education: 

Undergraduate degree strongly preferred but will consider the extent of experience if necessary.

Required Experience: 

Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the non-profit, philanthropic or public sector. A successful and positive track record working in culturally and ethnically diverse communities.

Experience with project and program management, relationship building, fundraising, policy and data analysis.

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies

  • Demonstrated personal integrity and commitment to this work and the ability to engender trust, credibility and confidence with a variety of internal and external constituencies, including funders. Skilled in critical thinking, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Excellent listener and communicator with a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence.
  • Comfortable within a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience in taking initiative and leadership related to the development of projects and programs and relationship-building
  • Knowledge of housing and community development, policy and systems change, community organizing and advocacy desirable.
  • Computer literacy in the Microsoft environment, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

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

How To Apply

https://sff.org/contact-us/careers/

San Francisco

Senior Director of the Partnership for the Bay's Future & GCC, San Francisco Foundation

The Organization

With more than $1.5 billion in assets, the San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. The foundation is committed to expanding opportunity and ensuring a more equitable future for all in the Bay Area. Together with its donors, the foundation distributed $154 million to nonprofit organizations last fiscal year. The San Francisco Foundation serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties with some initiatives, including this one, serving the nine-county Bay Area.

Position Overview

Reports To (Job Title): Vice President of Programs

Partnership Overview:

The Partnership for the Bay’s Future (the Partnership), is a collaborative multisector effort focused on the region’s interconnected challenges of housing, transportation, and economic opportunity. Its goal is to increase affordable housing and ensure vibrant communities of racial equity and economic inclusion.  The Partnership was officially launched in January 2019 with the support of the San Francisco Foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Ford Foundation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Genentech, Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Packard Foundation, the Stupski Foundation, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.  The Partnership is beginning with a focus on housing, seeking to strengthen protections for tenants, and increase housing preservation and production with the development of an Investment Fund (managed by LISC), a Policy Fund (managed by SFF), and a policy working group to help spur coordination and collaboration for policy change at the local, regional and statewide levels.  The Partnership is focused on San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties.

The Partnership seeks to develop a strong Regional Partner Network – a network of cross-sector leaders and partners with a common understanding of the housing, transportation, and economic opportunity-related challenges facing the region, a shared regional agenda of potential solutions, and a collective commitment to advancing the agenda and moving solutions forward through leadership, collective action, and the investment of resources.

Position Summary:

The Senior Director of the Partnership for the Bay’s Future is responsible for three core roles: 1) Working closely with the Partnership’s core partners – SFF, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and LISC – to support the partners in developing a regional agenda and advancing agreed-upon solutions, 2) Supporting the CEO and Vice President in leading any SFF-specific roles and work as a core partner, and 3) Participating and helping to lead (as co-chair) the Great Communities Collaborative (GCC).

The Senior Director will develop and manage relationships based on the Partnership’s priority outcomes. This includes outreach to and relationships with a wide variety of partners, and a diverse set of leaders across all sectors, including large employers, philanthropic organizations, Community Development Financial Institutions, elected officials, community leaders and advocates, metropolitan planning organizations, academia, and issue experts. The Senior Director will also be deeply engaged in strategy development, oversee evaluation and communications, and help ensure that the partners’ activities are appropriately synchronized, supervised, and/or coordinated. In addition, the Senior Director will help secure and manage resources for grantmaking, research, communications, and other efforts, as well as Identifying (and pursuing) financing resources required for the implementation of the Partnership’s agenda, leveraging public dollars whenever possible. The Senior Director will also be primarily responsible for the coordination of the Partnership’s Advisory Board.  Finally, the Senior Director will help to lead and participate in, the Great Communities Collaborative, supervising GCC’s Initiative Officer, and helping to set and implement GCC’s agenda and seeking alignment with the Partnership’s efforts as much as possible.

The Senior Director reports directly to the Vice President at SFF and will work closely with SFF’s CEO, as well as representatives of the core partners.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Coordination

Direct the development and implementation of the Partnership and its efforts. Identify, develop and coordinate ongoing programmatic needs and investment opportunities. Provide leadership of and support for the Partnership’s agenda. Ensure the success of the Policy Fund with its 3P (protection, preservation, and production) agenda.  Grow and manage the overall Partnership Network – strengthen existing relationships, recruit new members, and coordinate across members, the Advisory Board, and working groups. Engage, inform and activate partners. Over time, build learning communities with civic, community, elected, and business leaders across the region in the three areas– housing, transportation, and economic opportunity – that are the focus of the Partnership. Drive the coordination of the diverse range of issues and voices committed to a more accessible, equitable and prosperous Bay Area to provide stronger and more unified regional voices for change.

Work closely with LISC leadership to explore synergies between the Policy and Investment Funds.

Within SFF, work with Vice President, Program Directors, and GCC staff to develop an integrated strategy related to the 3P housing strategy.

Management

Experience with managing individual staff and teams is required.  Supervise, manage and mentor the Partnership team of four staff.  Supervise, manage and mentor the GCC Initiative Officer, including support of their management of a team of two.  Participate in designated efforts to enhance SFF’s management and collaboration across departments and functions.

Serve  as member of GCC which includes: 1) playing a leadership role within the Funder Network of both local and national foundation, 2) actively participating in fundraising for the GCC, and 3) actively representing and promoting the GCC at various convenings and exploring how to make connections between the GCC, its work, and other stakeholders within the funder community.

Communications

Work closely with Senior Marketing & Communications Officer for the Partnership to support her work with core partners to implement a broad communications strategy to provide a strong and more unified regional voice for the Partnership’s agenda, drawing on the communications and branding expertise and resources. Communicate about the Partnership as needed, in collaboration with the CEO and Vice President of SFF and other core and regional partners. Develop and disseminate materials and prepare presentations to relevant workshops, conferences, or briefings for private, public, philanthropic/donor or community audiences. Prepare informational reports and/or presentations for internal (e.g. SFF’s Board of Directors) and external audiences. Communicate programmatic and policy research and proposals for possible funding and implementation support.

Fundraising and Financing

Fundraise for additional resources to support the development of the Partnership and its activities. Create and manage budgets, deploy resources, and assure prompt payment and monitoring of expenses in accordance with SFF and each funder’s policies and procedures.

Operations and Grants Management

Oversee grantmaking and operations. Manage day-to-day activities. Manage and supervise consultants and develop and oversee projects. Support the coordination of SFF and partners’ activities including grantmaking and programmatic work, as appropriate.

Partnership Evaluation

Secure evaluators for the Partnership’s efforts in collaboration with the core partners (initial and future). Assess ongoing progress, including specific solutions in housing. Assess the impact of these solutions as appropriate within the timeframe. Document the progress, results, and lessons learned.

Qualifications

Education

Undergraduate degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

Experience

Minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the non-profit, philanthropic, private, or public sector. Positive track record working in culturally and ethnically diverse communities is required. Evidence of managing collaborative initiatives, multiple projects and staff is required.

Expertise in housing, transportation and/or economic opportunity issues required. Helpful to have a policy background.  Demonstrated commitment to principles of racial and economic equity required. Experience in urban planning and/or community development and policy and system change also required. The ideal candidate will be familiar with local and regional policies, and with leaders from the nonprofit, private, philanthropic and public sectors.

Technical Ability and Skills

Ability to lead collaborative initiatives with leaders from different sectors. Excellent facilitation, listening, oral and written communication skills required. Maintain high-level vision while understanding the details of programmatic and policy efforts relevant to the Partnership’s vision and the implementation of its agenda. Skilled in building effective collaborative relationships with partners, colleagues, constituencies, and internal and external teams across a variety of sectors. Experience leading a broad communication strategy. Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously. Demonstrated personal integrity and commitment to this work and the ability to engender trust, credibility, and confidence with a variety of constituencies. Computer literacy in the Microsoft environment including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

Compensation

Commensurate with background and experience in addition to a competitive benefits package.

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

How To Apply

https://sff.org/contact-us/careers/

San Francisco, CA

Director of Development and Marketing, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus

The Organization

This is a rare opportunity for a fund development professional with arts experience to become part of a team that is changing the world with their voices and visibility.
For over forty years the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) has affected the lives of millions through its performances, tours and educational and outreach activities. The Chorus initiated the gay chorus movement. Its performances are stronger than ever and its outreach program is groundbreaking. The organization has purchased its first permanent home, an historic four-story, Art Deco building located in the heart of San Francisco, in which it is creating the National LGBTQ Center for the Arts.
The mission of SFGMC is: “To lead by creating extraordinary music and experiences that build community, inspire activism, and foster compassion at home and around the world.”  The Vision is: “a world inspired and unified by the music we create.” The values of SFGMC are: belief in the transformative power of music to heal, to enlighten and to foster unity; we embrace the life affirming changes we create within and beyond our chorus community; we evolve society’s views toward LGBTQ+ people through our commitment to excellence; we honor all who came before us and whose sacrifices made it possible for us to raise our voices.
Singing an average of 30 appearances a year, the chorus has performed over 1,000 concerts at iconic venues across the country and around the world, performing to sold-out audiences each year. The Chorus is a family, a community, and an agent for change through its powerful music.
The Chorus has an historic opportunity to capitalize on its recent purchase of a new home that is destined to become a world-wide icon of civic pride for all communities. A lead gift has provided a strong foundation for a capital campaign that will finalize the purchase and renovation of the property and provide endowment funds to support operations; the campaign is being coordinated by specialized counsel and will interface with ongoing operational fundraising efforts.

Position Overview

As an integral part of the SFGMC team, the Director of Development & Marketing (DoDM) is tasked with achieving the organization’s fundraising goals to ensure it can continue its mission. The Director will partner closely with the Leadership Team to build overall organizational health and effectiveness, while delivering the departmental goals in alignment with SFGMC’s Strategic Plan and Capital Campaign.  He/she/they will be charged with securing charitable contributions and other revenues, providing vision and outlining strategy to ensure adequate and growing financial resources, brand management and leverage, and maintaining a high level of community engagement. As a thought partner and collaborator with the Executive Director, the DoDM will analyze trends and identify ways to increase donor participation, as well as oversee a Development budget and staff team which includes all Resource Development lines of business. The DoDM will personally manage and develop a prospect portfolio aimed at significantly increasing major gift support and will work with the Marketing Manager and staff to implement Marketing and Communication plans.

SFGMC is seeking an exceptional Development professional with at least 5 years’ senior experience in non-profit fundraising, including work with Capital Campaigns and budgets of up to $10M.  A very competitive salary and benefits package will be provided to the ideal candidate.

SFGMC has retained Third Sector Company to manage the search. For more information and a full Position Profile, visit https://thirdsectorcompany.com/executive-search/current-searches/.

How To Apply

To apply, send a specific cover letter & resume to execsearchsfgmc@thirdsectorcompany.com.

San Francisco, California

Senior Director, Finance, Energy Foundation

The Organization

The Energy Foundation

Energy Foundation (EF) serves the public interest by building a strong clean energy economy. EF promotes non-partisan policy solutions that advance renewable energy and energy efficiency while opening doors to greater innovation and productivity—growing the economy with dramatically less pollution.

We are a complex, multi-site, multicultural nonprofit organization with big plans for the future. Now into the tenure of a new CEO, EF has embarked on a major strategy refresh, a prioritized commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and rapid geographic expansion.

Energy Foundation’s founding office is in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices in Raleigh, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; and Las Vegas, NV.

Position Overview

Responsibilities

·      In this role you will be responsible for all finance, budget, audit, and compliance matters organization-wide.

·      You serve as a key resource to the Management Team and the Audit Committee of the Board, providing strategic engagement, annual budget analysis, timely financial statements and reports and accurate input on financial matters.

·      You lead a finance team of five: Controller, Revenue Analyst, Accounts Payable and Payroll Coordinator, Finance and Grants Assistant, and EF China Finance Manager.

·      Lead with a cohesive, “whole organization” approach that prioritizes collaboration, proactive engagement across the organization, and flexible, cooperative problem-solving to ensure that EF’s headquarters, regional, remote, and international offices have the support they need on the budget process, compliance, financial systems and reporting, donor reporting, and financial questions.

The Ideal Candidate

·      Strategic and functional expert who can see beyond the numbers to why they matter.

·      Thinks holistically about the organization they serve

·      Builds relationships proactively; interacts and shares information collaboratively

·      Confident in their knowledge and not afraid to collaborate with peers to make decisions that will improve methods or policies for all.

·      Communicates with excellence in a diverse, dynamic, and complex environment with regional and remote offices

·      Has a successful track record of rigorous financial management—along with very strong accounting, compliance, audit, and financial analysis skills 

Qualifications

·      Prior experience holding final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting, and audits

·       A minimum of 8–10 years’ experience in progressively responsible, hands-on accounting and financial management roles.

·      An understanding of nonprofit accounting practices and regulations, including the 990-tax return process, revenue recognition, and current requirements for determining proper classification.

·      Ideally, work experience includes some combination of philanthropic or nonprofit organizations, private sector, government, and/or social enterprises across diverse cultures and geographies.

·      Familiarity with systems including Salesforce, Concur, Adaptive, NetSuite, Fluxx, Box, Google Docs, and advanced Excel expertise.

To view the full position profile, please visit the following link: https://waldronhr.com/searches/energy-foundation-sdf.

How To Apply

To Be Considered

Energy Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be considered, please go to Waldron’s Candidate Portal and submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role: https://careers-waldron.icims.com/jobs/1116/senior-director%2c-finance/job.

Seattle, WA

Executive Director, College Spark Washington

The Organization

College Spark Washington (CSW) began supporting access to higher education in 1978 by managing student loan programs. In 2004, College Spark reorganized as an education grantmaker and since then has committed more than $60 million to college readiness and degree completion programs throughout Washington State. College Spark Washington has assets of $122 million, a staff of five and a board of 14.

Position Overview

College Spark Washington seeks a new Executive Director to hold primary responsibility for overall leadership of the organizations. Working in close partnership with the board, staff and external stakeholders, the Executive Director will advance the mission of College Spark Washington and its key strategic goals.

How To Apply

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

Washington, D.C.

DC Information Technology Internship, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

The Organization

ABOUT WELLSPRING PHILANTHROPIC FUND

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund’s Information Technology Internship provides practical training in enterprise IT and knowledge management for philanthropic organizations. The internship offers an opportunity to become an integral member of an operations team supporting programmatic and grantmaking activities in human rights and social justice. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund will provide opportunities for learning and exposure to the operations side of philanthropy.

The intern will work directly with the IT team in a variety of IT and knowledge management–related activities, including hardware configuration and support, data governance, cloud-implementation projects, application and/or workflow development, staff training and project management. Also, the intern will participate in weekly meetings and attend events where he or she can build networking skills, learn about new technologies and report back on recommended solutions.

Responsibilities:

·         Be open to and enthusiastic about a wide range of projects

·         Help deploy new desktop, laptop and mobile devices

·         Carry out research projects as agreed with IT team

·         Perform administrative tasks as requested [e.g., updating inventory, organizing and updating technology hub on intranet, creating service-oriented architecture (SOA), recycling hardware]

·         Present ideas for improving and streamlining IT processes

·         Create and update resources on technology for staff and IT team

·         Help develop and update IT architecture documents and standard operating procedures

·         Design and develop custom business workflows and applications

Qualifications:

·         Ambitious student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in, engineering, information systems, computer science, mathematics, or communications

·         Previous volunteer or work experience in nonprofit or philanthropic sector preferred

·         Able to operate effectively within a globally dispersed, complex and highly collaborative organization

·         Basic knowledge of modern computer networking technologies

·         Basic understanding of Windows, Office, iOS and cloud technologies

·         Excellent problem solving skills

·         Able to research a range of topics and synthesize information concisely in a written report

·         Displays initiative and resourcefulness when addressing users’ issues

·         Able to communicate technical information to nontechnical audience thoughtfully and effectively, and

·         Able to handle confidential client information with complete discretion.

·         Ability to lift  computer equipment 30 lbs or less throughout the DC office expansion project (listed below)

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

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. As needed from time to time, the intern may be required to perform duties outside of his or her normal responsibilities.

 

Benefits

 

(Wellspring internships offer an opportunity to):

•         Learn first-hand how an IT department in a philanthropic organization functions

Collaborate effectively in a team focused environment

•         Work with industry leading security and cloud software solutions

•         Learn best practices for enterprise content management

•         Acquire deeper understanding of the role philanthropic organizations play in promoting and advancing social justice and human rights

•         Strengthen personal and professional skills in an exciting work environment

•         Learn about best practices by attending webinars and online trainings

•         Take the next step toward a successful and meaningful career

How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applications should demonstrate strong research and writing talents, excellent communication skills and the ability to independently undertake various research, writing and administrative projects.

How to apply:

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

1.       a cover letter with a brief personal statement, and an outline of career goals and interests

2.       a resume listing relevant courses, previous experience and special skills,

•         Complete applications must be received, not postmarked, by the deadline, Wednesday, September 18th, 2019.

•         Internship runs from September – December (flexible).

•         No phone calls, please

Washington, DC

President, Voices for Progress, Voices for Progress

The Organization

Voices for Progress (V4P), a nonprofit organization that bring together major political donors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals to engage in advocacy to protect our climate, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all, seeks a talented President to lead this community in this challenging political environment.

Position Overview

V4P is looking for a President who is a charismatic and strategic leader committed to leveraging its members’ access and influence to bring about the enactment of significant progressive policies.  In addition to nonprofit management experience, the President should have significant fundraising and major donor experience.  The President reports directly to the V4P Board.

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, creative, and strategic fundraising leader who is enthusiastic about building programs and sophisticated in developing a high-functioning andA multi-channel donor and membership pipeline. The President will be able to inspire and guide a small but talented team. The President’s sophisticated leadership will aid in long-term strategic planning for Voices for Progress. The President will have as least ten years of experience in a combination of policy advocacy, organizing, fundraising, and leadership, with significant experience in each.

How To Apply

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Voices for Progress. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to learn more and apply at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/ or via email at search@driconsulting.com.

Washington, DC

Senior Engagement Associate, NCRP

The Organization

MEET NCRP

We’re a 40 year old nonprofit and since 1976, we’ve been an unabashed champion for philanthropy that serves the public good, a brave and unrelenting watchdog and advocate for funding that directly benefits the under-served, under-represented and marginalized communities, and a courageous voice for social justice for all people in our society. For the mission and vision statements of National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and to learn more about our work, visit www.ncrp.org.

Position Overview

Are you looking to leverage your skills in stakeholder engagement and project management in the philanthropic sector?

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, D.C. is looking for a senior engagement associate who can help the organization’s small but high-performing team promote philanthropy that is accountable, effective and responsive to the needs of marginalized communities. The senior associate will play a crucial role in managing two core initiatives: Power Moves and the NCRP Impact Awards.

This is a wonderful opportunity for hands-on experience in project management with a national nonprofit. You’ll lead the teams and manage the project activities for the Power Moves initiative and for the NCRP Impact Awards. You’ll gain experience in advancing learning and evaluation activities for projects. You’ll develop your supervision skills by co-supervising an intern. You’ll liaise with foundations and other sector organizations from across the country who share NCRP’s values and who want to improve their practices, and engage them to act on common goals.  If you are interested in building a vast network throughout this sector and building transferable skills for future work at a nonprofit or philanthropic institution, please read more below.

The senior associate will be supervised by the field director.

Major Responsibilities:

Power Moves

• Manage outreach to project stakeholders and progress toward project goals

• Assist in budgeting and fundraising

• Design and coordinate creative, stimulating and appropriately provocative conference and webinar  sessions.

• Promote Power Moves to relevant sector organizations

• Supervise intern’s performance on the team and mentor them

2019 Impact Awards

• Lead the project team and support other team members in achieving their objectives

• Serve as the primary liaison with the partner organization for the event

• Manage the nominations and selection committee

• Lead the implementation of the event

Other duties as assigned

A successful candidate will have the following qualities:

• Ownership: You care deeply about getting results in your realm, and you proactively develop solutions to challenges and push to get past roadblocks, including paying attention to small details, anticipating problems, offering creative solutions, driving work forward, and course-correcting when needed.

• Relationship-oriented: You recognize the deep importance that relationships with colleagues and allies play in our work, and you successfully build rapport and trust with others.

• Positive attitude: Approach work with a spirit of “yes”; strike a positive tone and adapt cheerfully  to inevitable unplanned changes.

• Organizational responsibility: Operate with the best interests of the organization and not simply the best interests of your team

• Applied learning: You absorb information from your colleagues, from your work, and from keeping up with your field.  You ask questions and you apply what you learn in your work!

Core Competencies:

• A strong commitment to equity and social justice

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Microsoft Office proficient, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint

• Working knowledge of Salesforce or similar CRM databases

• Working knowledge of Zoom or similar webinar platforms

This is an exempt, salaried position.

 

To Apply: Please apply at https://ncrp.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=37

Application deadline: September 20.  We hope to fill the position by October 14.

NCRP is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes and strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ-identified candidates to apply. NCRP will provide, excepting any undue hardship, reasonable accommodations, on request, for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Washington, DC

President, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)

The Organization

Position Overview

Invitation to Apply for the Position of

President

Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), Washington DC

 

The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States, seeks an experienced and innovative leader to serve as its next President. The overriding quality sought in the new President is a genuine passion for alleviating hunger and food insecurity for everyone.  The role calls for someone with a passion for raising awareness of the issues and the organization as this individual will join the organization at a pivotal moment in its history. On the cusp of its 50th anniversary, FRAC has achieved impressive successes. The next President will have the opportunity to further advance the organization’s core mission and extend its national impact.

The next President will inherit a stable and growing organization with many long-serving and dedicated staff who have steadily expanded FRAC’s programs. The next President will strengthen external relationships with the research community, FRAC’s network, policy makers, and national colleagues to raise funds and increase financial support; develop and lead organizational strategy; ensure transparency and adherence to organizational values; retain the quality and integrity of FRAC; and lead a process to help refine FRAC’s organizational goals and identity in order to advance its work to reduce hunger and food insecurity.  In all of this work, the President must recognize the progress that has been made in reducing hunger and food insecurity in this country, but also acknowledge how much work remains to be done to end hunger for everyone in America and to improve nutrition for low-income people. And as is true of all FRAC’s work, the search for the next leader will be characterized by the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

FRAC is seeking a President who understands, is prepared for, and is motivated by the opportunity to engage in the work to eradicate hunger in the United States. The successful candidate for this position will bring knowledge of the current issues that impact poverty-related hunger and undernutrition through policy expertise; advocacy experience; the capacity to build, direct, and motivate a team of experts in a highly collaborative environment; strong strategic skills that identify priorities and integrate resources toward achieving these objectives; and exceptional skill that connects evidence-based knowledge and policy with effective advocacy and leadership development. In addition, the President should be mission-driven, entrepreneurial, and able to generate continuing financial support to enable FRAC to fulfill its mission.

How To Apply

The board has engaged the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist with a national search effort for FRAC’s next President. The Search Committee is comprised of current Board members and staff, including representatives of the organization’s staff labor union. Nominations, applications and inquiries about the President position should be submitted via https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S7-199

FRAC is an equal opportunity employer and Isaacson, Miller agrees to conduct the search consistent with applicable equal opportunity employment principles.

Washington, DC

Chief Advancement Officer, Fair Chance

The Organization

Fair Chance envisions a world where every child succeeds.

We strengthen the sustainability and performance of community-based nonprofits to achieve life-changing results for children and youth experiencing poverty. We select nonprofits ready to take their leadership and organizations to the next level and provide them with a customized 6-24 month work plan aimed at strengthening the nonprofit’s impact, sustainability, and success—free of charge.

Since 2002, Fair Chance has partnered with over 120 nonprofits, tackling issues from job readiness to health, literacy to homelessness. Together, we’ve reached more than 100,000 children youth and families and are laying the groundwork for deepening programmatic impact and geographic expansion.  For more information, please visit www.fairchancedc.org.

Position Overview

Fair Chance envisions a world where every child succeeds.

The Chief Advancement Officer is a newly created executive position responsible for external relations strategy, fundraising, special events, and communications activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Fair Chance’s visibility, impact, and financial resources leveraging board members in the process. She or he will expand and diversify Fair Chance’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives including geographic expansion. In addition, this position will engage in leveraging various communication channels and building relationships with key policy makers and community leaders to build awareness of issues related to the nonprofit sector, challenges for small nonprofits, and the Fair Chance solution. This position works as a part of an Executive Team and directly supervises a Director of Institutional Giving and Senior Development Officer, a Communications and External Relationships Manager, a Development and Communications Associate, several consultants, and eventually a Major Gifts Officer. The ideal candidate will have senior-level experience in leading and coaching staff, developing and being accountable for comprehensive plans and outcomes, growing organization revenues, a desire to be a part of a dynamic, growing organization, and will view advancement as an avenue for engaging and educating stakeholders in ways that promote change at the systemic level. For full position announcement and to apply click here.

Salary range: $100,000 – $120,000

How To Apply

https://www.fairchancedc.org/jobs-and-internships/

Winston-Salem, NC

Associate Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation

The Organization

Overview 

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is seeking an Associate Network Officer to manage existing relationships and identify new ones in specific parts of the South and grow into administering related grants portfolios.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of the change the region so urgently needs right now. America is in a pivotal moment, and the South has always played an outsized role in the direction the country takes, for better or for worse. Structural racism and other forms of discrimination are major barriers to an equitable, inclusive and more democratic region. Political control remains too concentrated in the hands of a wealthy few. Disinvestment in public goods has eroded the framework people need to get ahead. The economy too often relies on short-term behavior that hurts low-wealth people, communities and the environment.

History tells us people working collaboratively and in networked ways have the ability to disrupt those power dynamics, and the communities most affected by oppression are best positioned to dismantle it. In building our board and staff, MRBF places high value on a broad diversity of race, gender, class, sexual orientation and ability.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to continuous learning, with a dedication in particular to understanding history, context, current events, lessons from our partners and opportunities for change.  We believe people’s experiences – joys and triumphs, challenges and adversity – offer wisdom and shape perspectives, which are important contributions to an organization’s culture and work. This person will have excellent interpersonal skills – a natural relationship builder who recognizes the difficulty inherent in social justice work while maintaining optimism and embracing the importance of camaraderie, humor and humility. The Associate Network Officer will be a member of the program team, a highly collaborative and responsive group that studies context and opportunities to inform grantmaking and strategies.

This is an exciting time to work at the Foundation. New board and staff members are bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the work. The team is working to instill a clearer commitment to racial equity and more collaborative decision-making processes. The Foundation welcomes an associate who thinks creatively to help us be the best philanthropic partner we can be.

The Foundation

The Babcock Foundation’s mission is helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. We serve an 11-state footprint, supporting organizations and networks advancing economic opportunity, increasing civic engagement and advocating for more supportive policies.

The Foundation fosters honest, respectful, supportive relationships with our grantee partners, strives to learn deeply from them and share those lessons broadly. We emphasize a clear focus on place, understanding the sociopolitical context varies from town to town, state to state. We employ multiple, layered strategies, investing in multiple organizations and networks with general support funding over time, and engage with multiple tools, wielding our reputation in service of our mission and carefully considering how we invest our financial assets. The Foundation seeks to support networks, understanding social change is more likely when people and organizations bring mutually reinforcing strategies, capacities and perspectives.

Commitment to Racial Equity

Addressing the pervasive harm racism has inflicted demands organizations examine everything they do with an explicit analysis of how race and power operate, and how our interventions can advance opportunity and justice for everyone in the region. Today the Babcock Foundation is learning to center this analysis in all our work. The board and staff are delving into the history omitted from schoolbooks and analyzing how it continues to exacerbate wealth inequality and disenfranchise people. We are collecting new data about the organizations we support and the communities they serve so we can become better partners. We are also examining internal policies, from hiring to investing, how we talk about our work, the vendors we hire, and the hotels and restaurants we patronize.

Position Overview

The Position

  • Develop the Foundation’s relationships in specified states and regions to identify grantmaking opportunities.
  • Nurture funding partnerships and networks one-on-one as well as at conferences and other professional activities to advance MRBF’s priorities.
  • Review grant proposals, conduct due diligence, write and present recommendations to the board.
  • Stay abreast of the philanthropic field and the shifting economic, political and social context.
  • Respond to grant inquiries, help grant seekers understand MRBF’s process, offer referrals and networking opportunities.
  • Participate on program team to make recommendations to the board.
  • Build strong relationships with fellow team members to advance learning, shared support and effective collaboration.
  • Contribute to a transparent and equitable organizational culture where ethical policies and practices are understood and lived out by all staff.
  • Monitor grants for technical assistance needs, impact and lessons.
  • Research, write and present occasional papers for the program team and board.
  • Contribute as needed to external Foundation communications.
  • Help plan and implement resources and activities such as convenings, technical assistance, peer networks and directories.

Qualifications 

  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Foundation, with a willingness to learn proactively about racial equity and integrate it into all aspects of the work
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • 4+ years of nonprofit, grantmaking or other experience related to the Foundation’s priorities
  • Experience working with and accountable to low-wealth people and communities of color in the South
  • Respect for the dignity and abilities of all people
  • Experience building relationships and fostering alliances to accomplish goals
  • Experience with and trust in collegial decision making, coupled with the ability to work independently, flexibly and with good humor
  • Keen analytical skills with the ability to learn and synthesize new information quickly while using instinct and intuition effectively
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines; ability to pay attention to accuracy and detail while thinking broadly
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Commitment to the Southeastern United States
  • Ability to drive and travel about 30 percent of the time

Additional Information 

The Associate Network Officer is supervised by the Senior Network Officer. This is a full-time position based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a generous benefits package and an annual salary range of $52,000 to $60,000. The Foundation will contribute to relocation expenses. We look forward to receiving applications from a diverse pool of candidates. The Babcock Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a diverse staff.

How To Apply

To ensure the Foundation finds the most qualified candidate, the hiring committee will review applications every two weeks, beginning October 4, 2019.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to applications@mrbf.org

Woodbridge, VA

Chief Development Officer, Armed Services YMCA, Armed Services YMCA

The Organization

Supporting military service members means supporting their families and their unique needs.

The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) delivers programs tailored to the unique challenges of military life in order to enhance the lives of service members and their families in spirit, mind, and body. Its tailored no- and low-cost programs include childcare, day and resident camps, child development programs and children’s classes, food support, deployment support, emergency travel support, health and wellness services, and more.

Under the leadership of Admiral William D. French, President & CEO, the ASYMCA has achieved across-the-board growth over the last three years, increasing the size of its headquarters staff and the number of bases on which it operates by nearly 50% and more than tripling the size of its fundraising program.

Position Overview

The ASYMCA is seeking a Chief Development Officer to expand on this growth as an integral member of its leadership team. The CDO will be a strategic partner to the President & CEO and will work closely with the Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Programs Officer, and Chief Financial Officer to create and implement effective development plans that advance annual corporate and organization giving, government and foundation grants, major and planned gifts, and capital campaigns. In addition to leading headquarters fundraising, the CDO will work with branch Executive Directors to help them align national work and local efforts and coordinate campaigns, training, and shared resources.

The ideal CDO will be a confident, team-oriented, and personable leader who has a disciplined work ethic and methodical approach to fund development. Specific qualifications include:

  • Eight to ten years of professional experience in fundraising at the national level.
  • Track record of increasing r through annual giving programs and fundraising events.
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of charitable vehicles.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to top corporate leaders and diverse groups of people from all socioeconomic segments.
  • Ability to create materials to enable potential donors to understand the ASYMCA and how they contribute to its mission.

Bachelor’s degree is required; CFRE is preferred.

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for the Armed Services YMCA. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to learn more and apply at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/.

How To Apply

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for the Armed Services YMCA. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are encouraged to learn more and apply at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/.