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Baltimore, MD

Director of Gift Planning, Baltimore Community Foundation

The Organization

Baltimore Community Foundation is a philanthropic foundation created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations. Our mission is to inspire donors to achieve their charitable goals from generation to generation and to improve the quality of life in the Baltimore region through grantmaking, enlightened civic leadership and strategic investments. BCF’s vision is of a Baltimore that boasts a growing economy where all have the opportunity to thrive. Our action agenda organizes grants, initiatives and advocacy around this vision. The values that guide our work are trustworthiness, inclusion, and entrepreneurialism.

With assets over $170 million comprising over 800 charitable funds, BCF has granted over $392 million since its inception in 1972 and is one of the Baltimore region’s top grantmaking foundations. BCF makes charitable contributions to support a wide range of issues affecting the Baltimore region, currently with a focus on investments in two interest areas: Neighborhoods and Education. BCF undergoes a vigorous accreditation every five years and is certified under the Council on Foundation’s National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

BCF operates from the knowledge that profound disparities in opportunity exist between people of color and their white counterparts; and we acknowledge the historic and ongoing role that structural racism plays in creating and perpetuating those disparities. That is why we are committed to reducing racial disparities, identifying and combating structural racism, and fostering more equity and inclusion through our grantmaking, initiatives, and advocacy.

Position Overview

The Director of Gift Planning works closely with the Vice President of Philanthropy to expand BCF’s relationships with current and prospective donors and professional advisors (i.e., attorneys, wealth advisors, brokers, life insurance professionals and accountants).  The position involves working with professional advisors to educate them about BCF’s services and charitable giving options. The Director of Gift Planning also works closely with the Vice President on the identification and cultivation of prospects for planned gifts and for providing for stewardship of such gifts.

• Gift Planning – Respond to inquiries from prospects, donor representatives and professional advisors regarding current and planned gifts.  Work collaboratively with BCF’s communication team to develop new print and online materials about charitable giving options for prospective donors and professional advisors.  Help with professional advisor and donor research.  Draft and prepare fund agreements, obtain documentation and work with donor services and the finance department to ensure completion of all paperwork.  Maintain a high level of expertise regarding state and federal taxes, gift and estate giving methods and the legal aspects of charitable giving.

• Professional Advisor Services – Develop and hold meetings with professional advisors to educate them about BCF.  This will include large and small group sessions.  Promptly and accurately respond to professional advisor requests for information about BCF services and charitable giving options. Expand and update BCF’s database of professional advisors; identify new advisors and track contacts with advisors and client referrals. Be the liaison to company who hosts BCF’s planned giving website. Develop and maintain BCF’s professional advisors marketing material.

• Major Donor Prospect Management – Assume a portfolio of prospects for cultivation and engagement with a goal of encouraging new charitable funds, support of BCF, its grantmaking and initiatives and the development of legacy gifts.

• Gift Acceptance – Under the direction of the CEO, Vice President of Philanthropy and VP of Finance and Administration, engage and serve as primary contact with legal counsel on issues related to unusual or complex gifts.  Update the gift acceptance policies as needed.

• Special Events – Participate in recognition events for professional advisors and legacy donors.  Help design and participate in targeted prospective donor and professional advisor educational programs.  Participate in other BCF events as needed.

• Participate in the creation of annual development department plans, goals and strategies.

• Attend staff meetings and serve on internal committees as appropriate.

• Contribute to BCF publications and marketing materials by providing data, reports, content and proofreading as needed.

• Represent BCF at meetings and events which may occur during or outside of normal work hours.

• Perform additional duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree required, and a minimum of three to five years of experience in planned giving or related financial or legal fields. MBA or JD preferred

• Advanced certification preferred (CFP, CFRE, CSPG)

• Understanding of estate planning, income, capital gain and estate tax issues

• Ability to initiate conversations with professional advisors and prospective and current donors

• Ability to speak to groups of individuals from various professions and backgrounds

• Advanced computer skills, to include Word, Excel, Outlook and Raiser’s Edge

• High level of diplomacy skills

• Maintain confidentiality and use good judgment, discretion, decision-making and professional and ethical work standards within a fast-paced environment

• Project a positive, helpful attitude and a commitment to customer service in all internal and external interactions

• Ability to plan, prioritize and organize internal and external stakeholders to achieve goals

• Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills

How To Apply

Battle Creek, MI

Program Officer - Fellowship Alumni, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), a leading philanthropic force helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for Program Officer, working with alumni of their fellowship programs.  WKKF’s work focuses 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. Across these three areas, WKKF has committed to approaches that undergird racial equity and healing, community and civic engagement, and leadership capacity building.  Key to the leadership capacity building approach, fellowships have been one of the foundation’s most effective tools for realizing the belief that community-grounded leadership is a critical tool for both individual development and broad societal change.  In 2014, the foundation launched a new Community Leadership Fellowship program, targeting individuals who can be transformative change agents in their communities so that vulnerable children and their families can achieve optimal health and well-being, academic achievement, and financial security.

As a member of the foundation’s Racial Equity, Community Engagement, and Leadership Programs team, and serving as a peer to the program officers on the grantmaking teams, the new program officer will co-design and support programming for alumni of WKKF fellowship programs that realizes a vision where fellowship alumni are engaged with the work of the foundation and connected to each other in meaningful ways. The program officer will assume responsibility for fellowship alumni engagement and programming; cultivating a rich network of former fellows in the foundation’s priority places of Michigan, Mississippi, New Orleans, and New Mexico, and worldwide. Together with this distinguished group, the program officer will engage in thought partnership with foundation leaders to envision, articulate, and operationalize a community leadership and talent network that nurtures ongoing individual growth opportunities for fellows, builds continued connections to human capital in communities, and helps to inform leadership development programming throughout the foundation.

Position Overview

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned connector and network builder. S/he/they must be firmly committed to the foundation’s mission and will have an understanding of the broad social and economic forces affecting communities and families, demonstrated knowledge of best practices in leadership development and network building strategy, and success facilitating authentic, productive dialogue within diverse communities and settings. The successful candidate will have experience directing meaningful engagement with alumni groups or fellowship networks, ideally in a community-based context, and will have strong understanding of trends and networks within the leadership development field, both domestically and internationally. S/he/they will bring a significant set of skills in strategic communication, translating concept into action, and building meaningful relationships with persons from diverse cultural, social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.  S/he/they will be an outstanding writer and communicator and will possess a strong team orientation, a high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and the maturity and humility to learn from a variety of stakeholders and partners.

A full position description can be found here:

More information about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation may be found at

How To Apply

This search is being conducted with the assistance of Katherine Jacobs and Melinda Hull of the national search firm NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly 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: WKKF-POCLN@nonprofitprofessionals.comIn 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.

Mission Statement

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.

Battle Creek, MI

Talent Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Talent Officer.

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: thriving children, working families and equitable communities. WKKF partners closely with stakeholders and policy makers to co-create a network of organizations working together to advance racial equity, leadership, and community engagement while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and economic stability for children and families in need.  Embedded within all we do are commitments to advancing racial equity and racial healing, to developing leaders and to engaging communities in solving their own problems. We call these our DNA and believe they are essential to creating the conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success. This sharpened focus has highlighted the need for a thriving workforce of agile leaders at the foundation who can leverage their expertise across traditional silos of content and hierarchy and break down barriers to positive systemic change and impact both within and outside of the foundation.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Vice President for Talent and Human Resources (THR) and working collaboratively with  dedicated THR, Talent Success, and Leadership Development core teams, the new Talent Officer will be responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of talent strategy, recruitment, and learning and development for the foundation.  S/He/They will partner with the senior core team leadership of the foundation to set priorities for human capital development and internal capacity building, ensuring that foundation talent programs and systems reinforce the organization’s ability to transform grantmaking.  As a member of this strategic team, the Talent Officer will leverage both internal and external consulting resources to ensure effective recruitment, retention, and talent pipeline development for the foundation and its employees and leverages their intrinsic and learned talents in effective ways. S/He/They will also act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families.

The ideal candidate will be a mission-driven leader with comprehensive knowledge of best practices in human capital management, recruitment, and learning and development. S/He/They will bring an understanding of how equity, diversity, inclusion, and impact are integrated into organizational development, talent pipeline development, workforce planning, and recruitment and retention processes and will have demonstrated success in the development of talent management initiatives.  The successful candidate will be a holistic thinker who understands how to build strategic relationships both within and outside of the organization and will possess a strong team orientation, a high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, the ability to travel nationally and internationally, and demonstrated success working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. The new Talent Officer will be committed to the values and mission of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

For a detailed description of the position, desired candidate qualifications and instructions for application, please visit:

How To Apply

The search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Whitney Herrington of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To apply please click this link or go to Applications should include a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and where you learned of the position. Please send questions about the role to

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

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

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Executive Director, Women's Birth & Wellness Center

The Organization

Title:                          EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Reports To:              Board of Directors

Position:                   Exempt/Full-Time

Women’s Birth & Wellness Center (WBWC) is North Carolina’s longest-operating free standing birth center and is dedicated to providing women of diverse backgrounds with comprehensive primary, maternity and lactation healthcare throughout the life cycle. Located in Chapel Hill, NC, WBWC believes that every woman has the right to a standard of excellence in her healthcare, to be treated with respect for human dignity and cultural preferences, and to be an active partner in her healthcare.

WBWC midwives, nurse practitioners and nurses consider themselves partners with their patients in the healthcare process and work to ensure personalized care. WBWC delivers over 400 babies annually. In addition to prenatal care, WBWC offers primary care to all women, as well as to transgender people. We believe that pregnancy, birth, adolescence and menopause are natural processes. Our approach fosters a close relationship between provider and patient that is mutually enriching and informative.

Position Overview

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors to develop strategy and to ensure that its goals and mission are achieved. The Executive Director co-leads the organization with the Clinical Director allowing shared ownership over shared outcomes.  The Executive Director is the public face of the Center and is responsible for building awareness of WBWC in the communities which the Center serves and is responsible for the management of the organization, fundraising and new business development strategy.

KEY ROLES: (Essential Responsibilities)


·         Support WBWC’s mission and principles

·         Work with Board to define future growth and vision for organization

·         Provide co-leadership with the Clinical Director to ensure the effective operation and
delivery of programs within the organization and community

·         Ensure the implementation of programs, services and activities that meet the
requirements of all grants and funding

·         Provide an open-door policy for employees


Resource Development & Advocacy

·         Articulate and promote the mission and vision of WBWC

·         Build awareness of WBWC and its work by participating in conferences, panels, speaking engagements and sitting on Boards that are active in women’s health issues

·         Create partnerships with other organizations that will help broaden the reach and increase effectiveness of the center and mission

·         Lead WBWC fundraising efforts through grants, special events, soliciting individual gifts, and other revenue sources

·         Participate in local, state and national efforts to improve access to and reimbursement for midwifery and birth centers

Board Relations

·         Work with the Board to develop and implement the Strategic Plan

·         Keep the Board of Directors informed of any issues that may have influence on the organization’s ability to achieve its mission and goals

·         Assist the Board in diverse and inclusive recruitment efforts

·         Develop Board competence and encourage greater board leadership

Operational Management

·         Assess the current operation and create plans that will sustain, grow and improve WBWC services and facilities

·         Provide effective leadership to develop a financially sustainable organization

·         Monitor WBWC’s performance against annual financial and service goals and develop and implement plans to address the shortfalls

·         Lead the development of the annual budget

·         Ensure organizational compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal rules and regulations

·         Develop metrics that matter that demonstrate organizational competence and achievement

·         Oversee negotiations with payers to ensure appropriate reimbursement and contract terms

·         Ensure strong working relationship with affiliated Western NC Birth Center (Asheville, NC)

·         Build and maintain strong, competent staff and ensure they are provided with the resources and support necessary to be successful in their roles


Equity and Inclusion

·         Grow and support Board and staff emphasis on the importance of equity and inclusion

·         Recruit and support staff with varying demographic backgrounds and perspectives



·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

·         Ten or more years experience in a management role with a health-related nonprofit organization

·         Proven leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision making and delegation

·         Expertise in strategic planning

·         Demonstrated success in fundraising

·         Successful track record in fiscal management

·         Excellence in organizational management and time management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

·         Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, self-directed, adaptable, and with an innovative approach to business planning

·         Personal values consistent with WBWC mission


·         Experience with birth centers, midwifery and/or out-of-hospital birth

·         Graduate degree in a field that supports and advances the work

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

Women’s Birth & Wellness Center is committed to equity and diversity in providing services and provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. All employees have a responsibility to contribute to an environment that encourages and enhances the valuing of fairness, enthusiasm for diversity, and passion for respectful interaction.  The purpose of this Affirmative Action Statement is to reaffirm Women’s Birth & Wellness Center’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

How To Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS: Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC, is conducting this search. To apply, click on the link to the WBWC Executive Director position profile at You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references. In case of any technical problems, contact

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.

Columbus, OH

Chief Development and Alumni Relations Officer, College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University

The Organization

Ohio State, ranked 16th among the nation’s public universities by US News & World Report, is known for its comprehensive scale, disciplinary breadth, distinction in research and teaching and service to society, in keeping with its land grant roots. With 7,000 faculty and 25,000 administrative and professional staff, Ohio State serves over 66,000 undergraduate and graduate students. With 15 academic colleges and a wealth of disciplines, Ohio State University has astonishing intellectual range. The Ohio State University boasts 570,000 living alumni; its endowment now exceeds $3.5 billion. Annual research expenditures are approximately $850 million.

Position Overview

The Ohio State University seeks an experienced, strategic and collaborative fundraising leader to serve as its next chief development and alumni relations officer for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Coinciding with the celebration of the university’s 150th birthday in 2020, The Ohio State University recently launched the public phase of Time and Change: The Ohio State Campaign, the most ambitious, inclusive community-building and fundraising endeavor in the university’s 150 years of making history. The campaign strives to engage 1 million supporters, an unprecedented level in higher education. Time and Change has a financial goal of $4.5 billion – also the largest in Ohio State’s history – with three core areas of focus: student success; discovery; and healthy, vibrant communities.

The CDARO serves as the head fundraiser for the college, leading all development, alumni relations and donor experience activities. The CDARO will formulate and implement a unit strategic plan, including appropriate staffing levels and overall operational goals to complement the strategic plans of the college and the university. The position leads a team of approximately 25 fundraising, stewardship and alumni engagement professionals within the college. The CDARO will be charged with growing the college’s annual level of fund raising – with a $55 million goal in FY20 – to help fulfill strategic needs and goals of the college. The CDARO reports both to the assistant vice president of development and the vice provost for the arts and sciences and executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The successful candidate will bring extensive experience in contemporary development and alumni best practices in a complex environment characterized by collaboration with a broad array of academic disciplines and stakeholders. At least ten years of fundraising and alumni relations experience is required, as is five years of management experience, preferably within the context of higher education. Additionally, experience overseeing other advancement functions such as alumni relations, donor relations, stewardship and communications is also preferred.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

How To Apply

Application materials, nominations and inquiries should be directed to Suzanne Teer and Andrew Bowen at A detailed leadership profile is available at

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Detroit, MI

Program Officer - Detroit, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Detroit-focused program officer for its Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams. 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. The foundation has made a generational commitment to grantmaking that advances the vision of a future in which every child thrives. WKKF partners closely with community stakeholders and policy makers to co-create a network of organizations working together to advance economic stability, racial equity, and community and civic engagement, while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and medical care for children and families in need. This program officer will be dedicated to building pathways to the workforce by leveraging and connecting related systems and infrastructures to improve employment equity in Detroit and southeast Michigan.

Position Overview

As a member of teams led by Faye Nelson and Jonathan Njus, Directors of Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security respectively, the new Program Officer – Detroit will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that nurture opportunities for achieving positive systemic change that improves economic outcomes for working families and children throughout the Detroit region. The ideal candidate for the role will have a master’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in fields related to Family Economic Security, as well as strong local, regional and national systems, policy and programming networks. The new program officer will have systems and programmatic expertise in economic development, job creation, workforce development, employer engagement, job quality, worker organizing, and labor issues. S/he/they will have experience understanding the opportunities for individuals to enter the workforce through a variety of career pathways and demonstrated experience with partnership, program, and systems development reflecting both long-standing and emerging industries in the region. S/he/they will have the capacity, skill and passion to assume leadership and management of a large body of work.

The program officer will screen and recommend grants for funding, conduct site visits, manage and monitor a portfolio of grant programs aligned with the strategic framework, and collaborate within the Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams and across the foundation to develop a more interdisciplinary approach to grantmaking. The program officer will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees and act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families. The program officer will work closely with stakeholders in Detroit as well as state-level partners to foster economic vitality and new investments for the city.

More information about the W. K. Kellogg Foundation can be found at

How To Apply

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is conducting this search with assistance from Katherine Jacobs and Melinda Hull of the national search firm, NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including your resume (in Word or PDF format) and a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: 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.

Detroit, MI

Program Officer - Detroit, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution helping communities create the conditions children need to thrive, is seeking nominations and applications for a Detroit-focused program officer for its Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams. 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. The foundation has made a generational commitment to grantmaking that advances the vision of a future in which every child thrives. WKKF partners closely with community stakeholders and policy makers to co-create a network of organizations working together to advance economic stability, racial equity, and community and civic engagement, while increasing access to quality education, healthy food, and medical care for children and families in need. This program officer will be dedicated to building pathways to the workforce by leveraging and connecting related systems and infrastructures to improve employment equity in Detroit and southeast Michigan.

Position Overview

As a member of teams led by Faye Nelson and Jonathan Njus, Directors of Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security respectively, the new Program Officer – Detroit will provide leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of program efforts that nurture opportunities for achieving positive systemic change that improves economic outcomes for working families and children throughout the Detroit region. The ideal candidate for the role will have a master’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in fields related to Family Economic Security, as well as strong local, regional and national systems, policy and programming networks. The new program officer will have systems and programmatic expertise in economic development, job creation, workforce development, employer engagement, job quality, worker organizing, and labor issues. S/he/they will have experience understanding the opportunities for individuals to enter the workforce through a variety of career pathways and demonstrated experience with partnership, program, and systems development reflecting both long-standing and emerging industries in the region. S/he/they will have the capacity, skill and passion to assume leadership and management of a large body of work.

The program officer will screen and recommend grants for funding, conduct site visits, manage and monitor a portfolio of grant programs aligned with the strategic framework, and collaborate within the Michigan Programs and Family Economic Security teams and across the foundation to develop a more interdisciplinary approach to grantmaking. The program officer will maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees and act as a spokesperson for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, effectively communicating the foundation’s goal of partnering with communities to improve the well-being of children and their families. The program officer will work closely with stakeholders in Detroit as well as state-level partners to foster economic vitality and new investments for the city.

More information about the W. K. Kellogg Foundation can be found at

How To Apply

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is conducting this search with assistance from Katherine Jacobs and Melinda Hull of the national search firm, NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including your resume (in Word or PDF format) and a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: 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.

Greensboro, NC

Director of Marketing & Communications, Ready for School, Ready for Life

The Organization


Ready for School, Ready for Life (Ready, Ready) is a regional effort to plan, design and implement a connected, innovative system of care for Guilford County’s youngest children and their families. Ready Ready is a 501(c)(3) that is in the early stages of designing and piloting a strategy for children – prenatal to the age of five – that will improve their outcomes through a connected and seamless service delivery system. The initiative has significant multi-year philanthropic interest, commitment and support and is positioned to serve as a national model.  The Director of Marketing and Communications will lead all efforts to design, implement and measure the impact of messaging to a broad constituency.

The Opportunity

The Director of Marketing and Communications will join a talented committed team working in a fast-paced, rapidly expanding and evolving environment that will require the ability to develop and apply strategic vision while completing the necessary daily tasks for maintenance and growth. Reporting to and partnering with the CEO, the Director will be a leader within and outside of the organization, regularly interfacing with families served by the initiative, board members, funders, and organizational partners.  The Director of Marketing and Communications will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all of the organization’s communication strategies, including internal and external digital marketing and public relations activities. The successful candidate must have the ability to analyze and synthesize a complex initiative and express its intent and value in a straightforward way to a broad array of audiences.  


Strategy & Management

Serving as a member of the Leadership Team and in partnership with the CEO:

  • Lead communications and marketing planning and implementation, adhering to approved goals and brands.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Director’s Communications Sub-Committee and the organization’s Public Will-Building Committee.
  • Work closely with program staff to design and implement communications strategies and effective messaging for organizational and project-specific goals ensuring that all communications are culturally competent, reaching and resonating with a variety of diverse audiences.
  • Identify, develop and provide training to board and staff members and community advocates on organizational messaging and, in some cases, the use of technology.
  • Ensure evaluation systems are in place to measure impact and routinely report progress to the CEO and Board of Directors and external stakeholders in an easy-to-digest manner.
  • Ensure the appropriate tools and resources are in place to properly support the successful implementation of the communications strategy, including managing vendor relationships.
  • Work with the CEO and Finance Manager to develop annual budgets for communications and marketing.  

Brand Management

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate an annual communications and marketing plan that includes website, social media, print and digital content, and email marketing.
  • Ensure that brand identity, messaging and communications and marketing strategy are infused into all organizational efforts (programming, development, network support).
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate marketing campaigns related to programs, special events, and funder/donor cultivation.  

Content Strategy and Implementation

  • Oversee the development, design, distribution, and maintenance of high-quality print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, annual reports, brochures, presentations, newsletters, and reports.
  • Lead the strategy and implementation for Ready Ready’s website, social media and email channels that lead to measurable action.  

Press and Public Relations

  • Identify trends and monitor current events and influencers to anticipate opportunities for Ready Ready to engage in the national conversation on early childhood development and systems change.
  • Guide the strategy on press outreach, including messaging in press releases, creation of press kits and materials, interview preparation, and responses to media requests. Develop and maintain partnerships with members of the media.

Position Overview

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required with advanced degree preferred in the areas of communications and marketing or related field (e.g. communications, marketing, business administration, management, advertising, or journalism).
  • At least five to eight years of professional experience that includes leading communications, marketing, social media and public relations activities in a high-growth organization.
  • Experience utilizing Search Engine Optimization and digital tools.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, strong knowledge of WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A successful track record in developing and executing marketing campaigns, communications and public relations activities.
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of online and print collateral and publications, and, experience developing and implementing successful digital marketing strategies.
  • Proven track record in developing a broad spectrum of proactive media relations campaigns and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent communication skills including oral, writing and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational and excellent people skills with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and dynamic team.
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
  • Some early childhood development and/or education experience preferred.

Key Attributes

  • A passion for children and families and the organization’s mission.
  • Flexibility and the ability to be a self-starter; able to manage multiple projects while maintaining quality.
  • Creative, strategic, and analytical.
  • Adaptive, able to pivot when needed and to thrive in a fast-paced evolving organization.
  • Enthusiastic while able to keep mission and vision in the forefront amid the design and implementation of multiple projects.
  • Able to genuinely connect with people of varying backgrounds and experiences.

How to Apply

To apply, upload a cover letter, resume, and references to  Email in the case of technical problems.  No phone calls, please and no applications will be accepted by email or third-party sites.

Ready Ready is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kansas City, MO

Program Officer, Entrepreneur Support Organizations, Heartland Strategy, Kauffman Foundation

The Organization


The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion.

The Foundation’s vision is to foster “a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.” In service of this vision, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas – education and entrepreneurship – which our founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum. A quality education is the foundation for self-sufficiency, preparing young people for success in college and in life. Many young adults will work in businesses started by entrepreneurs. Some will become entrepreneurs themselves, providing jobs and wealth for society.

Our mission:

To help individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success, consistent with the aspirations of our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman.

The Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESO) team works to benefit entrepreneurs across the Heartland region of the United States (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) by ensuring entrepreneurs have equitable access to the resources they need to start and grow businesses. Kauffman convenes and make grants to Heartland ESOs in order to develop programs, forge partnerships, and build organizational capacity to serve more entrepreneurs with high-quality support.

Kauffman is seeking a Program Officer (PO) to join our ESO grantmaking team. Like every member of the team, the PO will agree to live our team values of integrity, achievement, leadership, respect, and honesty, in addition to the Foundation’s associate credo.

Position Overview


The Program Officer (PO) manages a broad grant portfolio that addresses systemic inequities that impact entrepreneurial success in the Heartland. Additionally, the Program Officer will manage a peer-learning community designed to encourage collaborative, regional entrepreneurship support and strategy development.

Specific Responsibilities include: 


·         Design, facilitate, and lead a Request for Proposal process—an open call intended to identify high-merit grantee proposals from ESOs in the Heartland region.

·         Facilitate continuous improvement of grantmaking and lead-generation processes across the ESO team with an eye for equity and inclusion.

·         Rigorously evaluate potential grantees, both remotely and in person, based on financial and organizational capacity, as well as strategic fit.

·         Review grant proposals submitted and present grant write up for approval.  Ensure grants are aligned with program strategies and provide clear, concise and insightful written analysis and recommendations for funding including drafting and editing proposal summaries and progress reports for existing grants for review. Report clearly defined outcomes/metrics.

·         Coordinate with internal grantmaking partners across the department and Foundation, seeking consensus and alignment during the planning and evaluation of potential grants.

·         Manage and oversee assigned grant portfolio, including monitoring grantee spending and performance:

o   Monitor grantee performance through analysis of outcome data, grantee reports and site visits.

o   Establish goals, outcomes and metrics to be achieved with each grantee over the term of the grant, documented in contract.

o   Identify grantee challenges, develop recommendations for interventions.  Track effectiveness of interventions.

o   Manage forecast spending and budget planning on all grants; determine reporting requirements and payment schedule.

·         Report grant status updates; prepare reports and information for team and board meetings.

·         Facilitate all communication to grantees, especially in regard to expectations and requirements of the grantee.

·         Develop and maintain a theory of change relevant to the RFP.

Community of Practice:

·         Manage the ESO “Community of Practice” (CoP) peer-learning strategy, including recruitment of community members, meeting planning and logistics, ongoing engagement, and deliverable development. CoP work is intended to develop norms of working collaboratively across the region, sharing learnings and best practices, and integrating community feedback loops that help mitigate systemic barriers to entrepreneurship faced by entrepreneurs in the Heartland.

·         Ensure that the resulting CoP membership is representative of the region and manage relationships with members to create an inclusive environment.

·         Collaborate with internal staff and external consultants to design, deliver and evaluate the CoP process.

·         Develop and maintain a theory of change relevant to the CoP.

·         Lead internal efforts to share relevant learnings from the CoP and grantmaking efforts.

Department Support:

·         Grow and maintain a range of content knowledge on all issues that are of interest to the department, with a special focus on diversity, equity and inclusion in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship support. Capacity and willingness to keep up with an evolving landscape is important.

·         Support the operationalization of diversity, equity, and inclusion in strategy, evaluation and activity plans for the ESO strategy. Contribute to similar efforts to support the departmental and foundation-wide strategy as relevant and needed.

·         Build key partnerships; acting as a catalyst, colleague and advocate who is dedicated to educating groups on Kauffman initiatives and engagement.

·         Participate in foundation and community events as needed to support strategic goals.


Education: Demonstrated dedication to lifelong learning, work experience, and qualifications in the field(s) of community organizing, social welfare, non-profit management, local/state government, philanthropy, and/or entrepreneurship support. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience considered.

Work Experience: Professional experience or demonstrated expertise in fostering equitable outcomes for entrepreneurs or communities systemically left behind is required. A minimum of five years relevant, progressive experience in public sector, private sector, non-profit, philanthropy, politics, economic development, or academic/research/think tank setting is required. Experience managing and/or seeking grants and experience working in entrepreneurship support and/or as an entrepreneur is preferred.

Travel: This position may require up to 33% business travel.


Qualified candidates for this position must be highly motivated, capable of self-directed work, detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively across teams and departments. Candidates must exhibit a keen sense of responsibility and enjoy working with multiple demands, shifting priorities, and constant change.

A successful candidate profile:

·         Ability to build and manage strategic relationships internally and externally, motivating and persuading stakeholders to take action.

·         Ability to communicate exceptionally well in both verbal and written form.

·         Ability to actively and critically listen.

·         Ability to share feedback that is both candid and kind.

·         Ability to analyze and understand academic and other literature.

·         Ability to analyze and understand financial information such as budgets, forecasts, cash flow statements and income statements.

·         Capacity to understand the goals and desired outcomes of the department.

·         Ability to construct logical arguments that connect grant outcomes to overall departmental goals.

·         Adequate understanding of organizational and leadership dynamics in order to identify grantee capacity for success as well as potential risks.

·         Demonstrated exceptional organization skills including the ability to meet or exceed expectations with regard to deadlines and successfully managing concurrent multiple projects.

·         Possess a passion for “doing what is right,” with unquestioned integrity, positive ethics and values reflective of the Kauffman Foundation.

·         Strong computer literacy skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, data base applications, and social media.

All of the statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. This document describes the position currently available.  The organization reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.


A competitive compensation package, including base salary and an outstanding benefits package will correspond to the experience level, credentials, and skills of the candidate.


The Kauffman Foundation firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.

How To Apply

Location Flexible/Remote Office

Chief Executive Officer, Grantmakers in Aging

The Organization

Grantmakers in Aging seeks a facilitative coalition builder as their next Chief Executive Officer. Grantmakers In Aging (GIA) is the nation’s leading membership organization of funders serving aging philanthropy, with the mission to promote and strengthen grantmaking for an aging society. Believing a society which is better for older adults is better for people of all ages, GIA acts as a relevant and responsive network, resource, and champion, amplifying the voices of older people and issues of aging. For more information, please visit 

Position Overview

The CEO is responsible for the overall successful operation and performance of GIA.  All activities of GIA shall be carried out under the leadership and direction of the CEO who, in partnership with the Board, sets the strategic direction of the organization and oversees daily operations to ensure GIA achieves its strategic and financial objectives. The CEO manages an annual budget of approximately $1.6 million and oversees three staff. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in a senior leadership position and an interest in the field of grantmaking for an aging society. Membership organization or professional or trade association experience would be a plus. Candidates could have experience working on behalf of older adults in a direct service or grantmaking role, but could also come from a variety of other settings. GIA seeks to build a diverse staff and membership and candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities and historically oppressed groups are strongly encouraged to apply. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

How To Apply

Grantmakers in Aging has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Chief Executive Officer search. To apply and to review the full position description, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website HERE

Los Altos, CA

Ocean Program Research Analyst (UC Berkeley Haas School), the David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

About The Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is a family foundation, guided by the enduring business philosophy and personal values of Lucile and David, who helped found one of the world’s leading technology companies. The Foundation invests in effective organizations and leaders, collaborates with them to identify strategic solutions, and supports them over time to reach common goals. Our Foundation’s goals and how we carry out our work reflects our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We aim to create a workplace culture and pursue policies and practices that demonstrate how we value diversity, equity and inclusion.

About the Ocean Team and Our Work

The ocean makes life on our planet possible. It delivers the oxygen we breathe, regulates our climate, and    provides food for billions of people around the world. Experts agree that increasing threats such as overfishing and climate change are putting pressure on the ocean and damaging its ability to sustain ocean life, ultimately endangering our own well-being. Creating positive, lasting change will not be easy, but it is possible. For half a century, the Packard Foundation has made investments to expand our understanding of the ocean and has worked with partners to improve its long-term health. Today, we invest in organizations and communities working within six focal countries (U.S., Mexico, Chile, China, Japan, Indonesia) and through three global strategies, together designed to improve ocean sustainability and the well-being of people who depend on a healthy ocean.

You will be joining an Ocean Team made up of nine strategy teams on site at the Foundation that include a Director and a Deputy Director of Conservation & Science, Program Officers, an Evaluation and Learning Officer, Program Associates, plus a slate of in-country advisors and senior Foundation leadership—all working to protect and restore ocean life. With a $38M annual budget, the Ocean Team works in close partnership with the Foundation’s Communications, Evaluation and Learning, and Organizational Effectiveness staff as well as other funders and ‘re-granting organizations, such as Oceans 5. More  information about our team and ocean grantmaking is available here:

During the term of this fellowship, the Ocean Team will be jointly reviewing and learning from findings and recommendations produced through four independent evaluations. In addition, the team and you will be highly focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as this is a priority area of learning and action within the Foundation’s Conservation & Science program. Together, we will be developing refreshed strategies that reflect our learning and adjust to new insights and evolving conditions. You will be deeply engaged with the Ocean Team, along with our internal and external partners, in this process.

About the Fellowship
The UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business (through the Center for Social Sector Leadership) offers this unique two-year fellowship in philanthropy at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to provide next generation leaders the opportunity to engage with philanthropic and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) leaders and work with a grantmaking team serving diverse issues and populations in the Conservation & Science program.

The vision for this partnership is to strengthen the future of philanthropy and civil society by providing recent graduates from diverse disciplines and backgrounds a professional-level introduction to philanthropy and the non-profit sector. The goals of the fellowship are to 1) introduce recent graduates to philanthropy and the role of NGOs to strengthen their impact in a future career and 2) introduce the Foundation to fresh ideas, new skills, and diverse perspectives.

The position will support the Foundation’s grantmaking, strategic planning, research, and monitoring, evaluation and learning for the Ocean Subprogram. This position will take day-to-day direction from the Deputy Director for Oceans who leads the Ocean Team.

While placed at the Packard Foundation and receiving day-to-day supervision from the Deputy Director there, the fellow will also enjoy full support from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business’ Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership. The Berkeley supervisor will provide context for the foundation world, access to resources for fellowship success, and personal coaching and supervision for the fellow. Since the purpose of the fellowship is to develop leaders, the fellowship also includes a professional development budget for the fellow to attend ocean and philanthropy conferences, take relevant workshops and seminars, receive professional career coaching, and develop specific skills and knowledge particular to the fellow’s next career goal. More information about past and present Research Analysts within Conservation & Science is available here:

The fellowship begins June 2020 and ends May 2022.

Position Overview

How to Apply: Open the link into a new web browser and complete the application process.

Louisville, KY

Director of Development, OneWest

The Organization

OneWest (

OneWest is a dynamic community development corporation committed to elevating all of Louisville through the commercial development of west Louisville.  The revitalization of west Louisville will make a significant contribution to Metro Louisville’s ongoing dynamic growth and vitality.


  • Was formed in 2014 by a diverse group of young professionals and entrepreneurs who believe that the clearest path to economic renaissance in west Louisville is an influx of private, philanthropic, and public capital
  • Is in a major expansion and seeks $10M to develop commercial, retail and mix-use projects in the 12 square miles of west Louisville neighborhoods
  • Will continue to acquire, renovate, lease and sell commercial properties along important corridors,
  • Will increase the size and number of local and minority owned businesses to continue the development of a prosperous and thriving west Louisville community.
  • Has one of the most dynamic and experienced Boards of Directors in the region. Is an equal opportunity emlpoyer who actively seeks diversity in its workplace and offers an excellent  salary and benefits package including Medical, Vision, Dental, and IRA

Position Overview

The Role

The Director of Development is the principal fundraising professional for OneWest and has overall responsibility for its fund development strategy, implementation and results. The Director reports directly to the President and CEO and serves as the chief liaison to the Board of Director’s Fundraising Committee.

The Duties and Expectations

The Director will plan and execute all aspects of the development department, including major gifts, annual and capital campaigns, grants, reporting, donor recognition, direct mail campaigns, email communications, fundraising and cultivation events, and board engagement.

The Director is expected to immediately lead the successful execution of a multi-million comprehensive fundraising effort.

The Director is expected to increase both the number of donors and the revenue to the agency

The Director is expected to expand and diversify OneWest’s fundraising program and increase the long-term sustainable operating support for the agency and its mission.

The Director is expected to analyze data to increase support by regularly improving methods for cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, retention and increased giving across the region and nationally.

Candidate Qualifications 

  • At minimum 3 years of experience as a fundraising professional raising major gifts for both capital and annual campaigns with a sizeable nonprofit organization.  We prefer 5 years or more of relevant experience in progressively responsible positions.
  • Proven management experiences achieving ambitious fundraising goals
  • A successful track record with corporate and individual major gift development and planned giving programs.
  • Experience in all forms of fund development including annual giving, grant writing, special events, online giving, and capital campaigns.
  • An affinity for and a demonstrative knowledge of Community Development issues and the role of Community Development Corporations
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrity, professional standards and ethics of fundraising
  • Experience in developing, budgeting and implementing annual and strategic development plans with the ability to analyze, evaluate and prepare reports regarding development program results.
  • An ability to successfully work with a variety of volunteers, including Board-level volunteers.
  • Exemplary interpersonal and business competencies commensurate with the position
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and donor database software.
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends, including infrequent overnight stays.
  • A valid state driver’s license.
  • A completed bachelors’ degree.  A master’s degree is preferred.

How To Apply


1.  Send to

  • A cover letter
  • A resume
  • Contact information for three references

2.   Be sure to put “OneWest” in the email subject line.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be considered until the position is filled. 

Menlo Park, CA

Program Officer, Effective Philanthropy Group, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization

About the Foundation

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 also make grants for special projects and to address other timely problems, such as challenges related to cybersecurity and U.S. democracy.

The foundation was started in 1966 by engineer and entrepreneur William R. Hewlett and his wife, Flora Lamson Hewlett, with their eldest son, Walter Hewlett. Today, it is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States, awarding roughly $400 million in grants in 2019 to organizations across the globe to help people build better lives. Established through the personal generosity of the Hewlett family, the foundation is wholly independent of the Hewlett Packard Company and the Hewlett Packard Company Foundation.

The foundation has approximately 120 employees in programmatic, operational, and investment roles, located in Menlo Park, California. Across the organization, our employees are challenged with meaningful work, have the resources for ongoing professional development and learning, and contribute to a collegial and engaging environment where they can thrive. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. For more information about the Hewlett Foundation please visit the website at

Position Overview

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation – a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world – is seeking a Program Officer to join the Effective Philanthropy Group. This role oversees the philanthropy grantmaking portfolio of approximately $6 million annually, as well as a small portfolio of philanthropic sector memberships. The candidate will also be expected to actively contribute to and learn from the sector and to serve as a strong team member – to both the Effective Philanthropy Group and the Hewlett Foundation overall. The ideal candidate brings curiosity, growth mindset, experience in philanthropy, and strong communication skills.

About the Effective Philanthropy Group

The Effective Philanthropy Group is designed to work collaboratively with all of the foundation’s programmatic and operational teams on issues of cross-foundation relevance, providing support in the areas of strategy, measurement and evaluation, organizational learning, organizational effectiveness, and effective philanthropic practice. It is a hybrid team that includes some grantmaking and some internal functions. The Program Officer, Effective Philanthropy Group, will report to the Vice President (who also leads the Effective Philanthropy Group) and will oversee all grantmaking to support a strong and effective philanthropic sector.

Philanthropy Grantmaking

The mission of the foundation’s Philanthropy grantmaking is to strengthen the capacity of philanthropy in general to achieve its goals and benefit the common good. The Philanthropy Program’s grantmaking focuses on two primary strategies:

Knowledge for Better Philanthropy: The goal of this longtime strategy is to inform and improve funders’ thinking and decision-making through the creation and dissemination of high-quality knowledge about philanthropic practice.

Fund for Shared Insight: The Philanthropy Program plays a central role in this funder collaborative that was launched in 2014, is housed at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and is supported by a diverse team of consultants. Fund for Shared Insight’s goal is that funders and nonprofits will be more meaningfully connected to one another, and to the people and communities they seek to help – and to be more responsive to their input and feedback.

Specific responsibilities of the Program Officer position

The Program Officer’s duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Oversee the Philanthropy Program’s strategies, building on past grantmaking, incorporating lessons learned, and correcting the course of activities as appropriate.
  • Lead special grants or projects as opportunities emerge.
  • Make and oversee active grants; track grantee progress; provide guidance, support, and assistance to grantees as needed; and respond to grantee reports.
  • Prepare analysis and summaries of applications for board grant dockets and written assessments of closed grants.
  • Develop a draft annual strategy memo to the President and the board reporting on progress for the previous year.
  • Present to the board and Effective Philanthropy Group Board Advisory Committee, as requested.
  • Commission third-party evaluation at key points in a strategy’s lifecycle to help the team and grantees answer important questions about the progress being made; share results as appropriate internally and externally.
  • Ensure that strategies are clearly communicated in simple and accessible language, to all relevant external audiences.
  • Represent the Effective Philanthropy Group’s guidance both internally and externally (including Outcomes Focused Philanthropy, Evaluation Practices and Principles, Tracking Progress, and Seven Habits of Excellent Work with Grantees).
  • Serve as an internal resource on excellent philanthropic practice. At a minimum this includes leading Philanthropy 101 trainings, attending key meetings and conferences in the sector across a variety of disciplines and perspectives; and developing briefing papers and reports that contribute to the Foundation’s understanding of new approaches, best practices, and trends in building sector capacity.
  • Organize periodic foundation-sponsored meetings of grantees, experts, and/or practitioners in the field of philanthropy and high-performing nonprofit practice.
  • Represent the foundation at appropriate meetings, conferences, formal or informal affinity group meetings, and site visits. This includes public speaking and the preparation of presentations about the foundation’s approach to philanthropy and the foundation’s philanthropy grantmaking strategies in particular.
  • Participate actively in cross-foundation learning sessions, planning activities, and organizational and team development efforts.

The Program Officer should ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

  • A deep commitment to the core values and principles of the Hewlett Foundation.
  • An understanding of the broader field of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector: the organizations, associations, databases, consultants, publications, and other players that work to support donors and nonprofits. Brings relevant experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy, strategic consulting, organizational development, or other related fields.
  • The ability to think and act strategically, consistent with the foundation’s commitment to outcome-focused philanthropy. Can make trade-offs with end goals in mind and has a demonstrated track record of processing and synthesizing complex information, goal setting, and project management.
  • Strong writing and public speaking skills; presents ideas in a pragmatic, organized, and compelling manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with peers in shared efforts; ideally brings experience managing coalitions, multi-organization collaboratives, or learning communities.
  • Organizational savvy, diplomacy, and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Prior experience working with individuals from diverse racial, socioeconomic, ideological, and cultural backgrounds.
  • The highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.
  • Excellent judgment, flexibility, curiosity, listening, good humor, and humility.
  • Experience working in both domestic and international contexts (preferred).
  • An advanced degree in public policy, public affairs, business, or related disciplines (preferred).

How To Apply

Viewcrest Advisors ( is partnering with the Hewlett Foundation on this search. Please send your resume and an initial cover letter in MS Word format. Your cover letter should include a description of how your skills and professional experience fit this position


Application deadline: by April 15, 2020

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 skills?needed?to lead strong, innovative programs and organizations.

New York, NY

Senior Associate, Sourcing and Studio Initiatives, Blue Meridian Partners

The Organization

Blue Meridian Partners is a pioneering philanthropic model for finding and funding scalable solutions to the problems that trap America’s young people and families in poverty and limit economic mobility.

We operate with an investor mindset, but measure success in terms of greater social impact, rather than financial returns. Blue Meridian takes a rigorous, strategic approach to philanthropic investing: identifying, funding and scaling the most promising strategies poised to make a national impact. Our portfolio of “investees” addresses some of the root causes of inequity and lack of opportunity—poverty, mass incarceration, foster care, unemployment, and more.

We believe in the power of scale to address intractable social challenges, but we also know that organizations face barriers on the path to meeting the magnitude of the problems they seek to address. In order to catalyze more organizations’ readiness for significant scaling, we have recently launched The Studio @ Blue Meridian Partners, an initiative which promotes strategic refinement and intentional experimentation. The Studio encourages social sector leaders to think bigger and prepare for scaling by providing flexible resources—both coaching and capital—to develop, test, and enhance their solutions. The Studio supports Blue Meridian’s mission to boost the economic mobility of young people and families trapped in poverty and is central to our commitment to continuous learning.

We come to this work with a decades-long track record of innovation in philanthropy and a comprehensive investing approach developed at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF). We are constantly learning, exploring, and seeking out new collaborations in relentless pursuit of creating lasting impact at scale that can change the lives of generations.

Position Overview

Position Profile

The Senior Associate will support ongoing sourcing and diligence of investment opportunities as well as initiatives of The Studio to test and replicate promising strategies to accelerate social sector organizations’ readiness for impact at scale.  The Senior Associate will also support senior leaders to manage Blue Meridian’s relationships with select investees and develop innovative plans and / or investment roadmaps to help them achieve greater impact.

Position Type



New York City

Primary Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following,

Support Blue Meridian Studio Initiatives

With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, the Senior Associate will:

  • Develop concepts, strategies and proposals for building the pipeline of future investments for Blue Meridian.
  • Support the process for selecting organizations to partake in pipeline-building activities.
  • Project manage to support execution and evaluation of pipeline building and innovation initiatives.
  • Participate in learning to guide the evolution of pipeline building and innovation work, including helping to surface and reflect on new opportunities, successes and challenges on an on-going basis.

Support Sourcing and Diligence

With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, the Senior Associate will:

  • Contribute to, and sometimes lead, activities to support Blue Meridian’s efforts to explore potential investment opportunities including regular research to advance Blue Meridian’s perspective on compelling investment opportunities across domains.
  • Conduct due diligence including qualitative and quantitative research, interviews, financial analyses and evidence reviews, for top investment prospects.
  • Develop investment hypotheses of how Blue Meridian capital could be transformative in helping organizations achieve national impact.
  • Help develop and maintain the tools and processes to strengthen sourcing work.

Support Relationships with Investee Organizations
With senior team members’ guidance and collaboration, the Senior Associate will:

  • Contribute toward investee leaders and their teams’ receiving excellent relationship management and support from Blue Meridian. Earn and maintain the respect of investees and be a trusted point of contact.
  • Support the development and implementation of investee scaling plans and / or investment roadmaps that support the basis of investment recommendations. Support preparation of investment recommendations and help craft performance milestones with investees and chart a roadmap for success.
  • Take ownership of investee performance reports, capturing current performance, risks, and future potential. Prepare materials and talking points for Partner and other updates.
  • Contribute to the design, participate in, and sometimes facilitate investee meetings, strategy sessions and performance reviews.


  • Aligned to Blue Meridian’s mission and driven by personal values that align closely with Blue Meridian’s core values.
  • At least seven years of professional/advanced academic experience in finance, management consulting, innovation, design thinking, philanthropy, economic mobility, social justice or a related field is required.
  • Experience working in or advising clients in the nonprofit field is an advantage. We also value experience working in a fast-growing startup.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree in a related field (e.g. business, law or public administration) is desirable. Perspectives from direct experience living or working in communities with significant low-income or otherwise disenfranchised peoples preferred.
  • Strong relationship skills, with the ability to represent Blue Meridian externally.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a professional and genial demeanor, and the ability to work with people with different backgrounds and experiences.
  • Sophisticated and diverse analytical skills and facility in quantitative and qualitative methods are essential.
  • Strong project management skills, including experience managing complex, multi-year projects.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills are essential, including the ability to present to senior groups and craft well-written prose and PowerPoint materials.
  • Demonstrated strategic and highly rigorous approach to problem solving, balanced by a flexible and empathetic demeanor and responsiveness to the needs of others.
  • Sound judgment and discretion, seeking input and feedback, listening well and sometimes making difficult decisions independently while understanding the need for collaboration and leadership’s endorsement of results.  Open to finding creative, alternative solutions to challenges and disagreements that may arise.
  • Strong computer skills with extensive knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to master new software quickly; experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint is a plus.
  • Willing to travel as needed.

Salary & Benefits

Total compensation includes an annual base salary, the potential for an annual incentive award based on performance, and an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 403b retirement plan with employer contributions and generous time off. Base salary will be set commensurate with chosen candidate’s knowledge, skill and experience.

Blue Meridian Partners is committed to equal employment opportunity, without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including (but not limited to) recruiting, hiring, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, and termination.

How to Apply

For consideration, please include the following in your application:

* cover letter

* resume

No phone calls or in-person applications, please

Oakland or Sacramento, CA

Program Officer, Healthy Watersheds Program, Water Foundation, Water Foundation

The Organization

The Water Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropy working to support lasting water solutions for communities, economies, and the environment. The Foundation complements strategic grantmaking with creative field-building and engagement with high-level decision makers and community leaders, and helps funders identify and act on opportunities to better manage water.

The Water Foundation launched as the California Water Foundation in 2011, operating as an initiative of the Resources Legacy Fund. In January 2017, the Foundation transitioned to become an independent, public foundation. With this transition, the Foundation has expanded its focus to key watersheds across the West, recognizing that water crosses political boundaries and natural places face similar challenges across the region. As a singularly focused water funder, the Water Foundation serves the entire water field, deploying staff expertise to move resources to the groups that can most effectively improve water systems that affect people and nature. The Water Foundation’s partners span a broad spectrum: conservation organizations, agricultural associations, water providers, environmental justice groups, business groups, and local, state, and federal agencies.

In 2018, the Water Foundation developed an ambitious strategic framework to guide the efforts and impact of the organization in the coming years. This strategy, which reflects extensive field input from partners and stakeholders, takes a systemic approach. It prioritizes securing safe, clean water for people, restoring and sustaining freshwater environments, and building resilience to a changing climate. These three goals are critical to the future of water. In pursuing these goals, the Foundation will support the field in tackling immediate water problems, including polluted drinking water and collapsing ecosystems, in ways that alter system drivers, such as social inequality and outmoded infrastructure.

More information about the Water Foundation can be found at

Position Overview

The Opportunity

The Water Foundation seeks a self-directed and motivated Program Officer to work in its Watersheds Program to address the complex challenges of water in the western United States. Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, the Program Officer will work directly with grantees, consultants, and partners to achieve the Water Foundation’s priority objectives. The Program Officer will preferably be based at Water Foundation’s offices in Sacramento or Oakland, CA.

The ideal candidate is an environmental or natural resources professional with expertise, experience, and education (or comparable knowledge) in freshwater law or policy, conservation science, land or water management, or related fields. Candidates with direct experience partnering with indigenous peoples and/or working with diverse stakeholders on water/watershed issues in rural and agricultural settings in the Western states are highly preferred. Seven to ten years of substantive, relevant work experience in nonprofits, philanthropy, political organizing, business, or government is required. Experience working on advocacy campaigns is a plus.

Healthy Watersheds Program

The Healthy Watersheds program emphasizes the management of four critical components of a watershed—groundwater, floodplains, forests, and flows. The program promotes multi-benefit solutions and efforts to modify and modernize the design and operation of traditional “gray” infrastructure so that people and nature can thrive. It invests in some of the West’s most significant and storied watersheds, including the Sacramento-San Joaquin basin, the Salton Sea and Lower Colorado River basin, the Snake River basin, and the Rio Grande. The Healthy Watersheds program recognizes the critical role of indigenous communities and tribal governments in river conservation and restoration and the protection of treaty rights. It also works closely with agricultural interests to sustain both public health and freshwater ecosystems, while maintaining sustainable food production.

The Healthy Watersheds program partners closely with the Healthy Communities program, which is focused on the human dimensions and impacts of watershed management, including the fact that millions of Americans live in places where safe water is not available, or where they are increasingly threatened by floods, droughts, fires, and climate change. Together, the Healthy Watersheds and Healthy Communities program prioritize three systems interventions: 1) changing the ways we move and share water; 2) broadening who makes water decisions and how; and 3) strengtheingn the stories we tell about water. These interventions take aim at the physical, institutional, and cultural drivers of our current water system.

Key Reponsibilities

Program Development

  • Partner with the Senior Program Officer and Director of Programs and Strategy to craft strategy and shape program objectives.
  • Collaborate with the program team and grantees to identify desired strategic water policy and management outcomes and design campaigns to achieve them.
  • Conduct research and analysis and develop written assessments that inform the work of the program.
  • Ensure close coordination and integration between the Healthy Watersheds and Healthy Communities programs.

Grantmaking and Monitoring

  • Work with the Senior Program Officer to develop a portfolio of grants and contracts to achieve strategic outcomes.
  • Conduct site visits, consult with grantees on how best to achieve desired impacts, and assess effectiveness with an eye toward learning and improvement.
  • Invite, review, analyze, and summarize grant proposals and reports, shepherding them through Foundation review processes.
  • Manage contractors working in support of grantees and/or the Foundation.
  • Facilitate the ongoing individual and collective work of grantees and other partners, including linking them to resources that may help them reach project goals and supporting coordination and collaboration.

Coalition Building and Direct Engagement

  • Cultivate partners from a wide range of interests and sectors.
  • Build coalitions and convene stakeholder meetings that can advance program objectives as needed.
  • Engage directly with governmental decision makers and community leaders to advance programmatic work in coordination with the Senior Program Officer.
  • Serve as a resource to other funders, supporting their investment in water capacity and field-building.


  • Seven to ten years of substantive, relevant work experience in in nonprofits, organizing, philanthropy, business, or government. Experience working on advocacy campaigns preferred.
  • Advanced degree or comparable knowledge in freshwater law or policy, conservation science, land or water management, or related fields.
  • Direct experience partnering with indigenous communities and/or working with diverse stakeholders on water/watershed issues in rural and agricultural settings in the Western states preferred.
  • Excellent project management skills, comfort working independently, and proficiency with problem-solving.
  • Superb writing and editing skills including the ability to synthesize extensive information into clear, cohesive written products.
  • Strong work ethic, initiative, follow-through, and good judgment.
  • Collaborative style and excellent people skills.
  •  High standards for quality, presentation, protocol, and confidentiality.
  • Patience, grace, and humor under pressure.

Compensation and Location
The Water Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The starting salary for the position is $95k – $120k. The Program Officer will ideally be based in the Water Foundation’s offices in either Sacramento or Oakland, CA; however, there is the possibility of the position being based in other major cities in the Western U.S.

How To Apply

The Foundation encourages people of color, from under-resourced communities, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and others with diverse perspectives and experiences to apply.

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

Portland, OR

Project Manager I - Community-Based Development (Two Positions), Prosper Portland

The Organization

Prosper Portland is the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. Our work is based on four cornerstones: growing family-wage jobs, advancing opportunities for prosperity, collaborating with partners for an equitable city, and creating vibrant neighborhoods and communities. We make racial equity the foundation of our community and economic development work. Within our workplace and working with our partners, we embrace values of authentic inclusion, transparency, and collaboration.

Position Overview

Prosper Portland seeks two experienced project managers who will plan and implement a variety of development initiatives for the City of Portland. This opportunity offers an intimate role in making the city a better place to live for all as you collaborate with public, private and community-based partners to realize growth and resiliency that is inclusive and community driven, financially sound and advances equitable prosperity.

The ideal candidates will possess comprehensive project management capabilities and a passion for equity-based development, along with the flexibility and talent to manage complex, fluid and sometimes politically charged projects. Significant training or experience in real estate development, finance or community planning is also desirable. Candidates will have strong self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively and an intuitive ease with broad and inclusive community engagement.

One position (Central Eastside) will concentrate on commercial and industrial initiatives in and around Portland’s Central Eastside. In this quickly changing landscape, issues such as Portland’s role as a technology hub, the evolution of manufacturing and warehousing industries in close-in locations and the extent and proliferation of non-commercial and industrial uses will all be important. Experience in economic development and a passion for working with a wide range of businesses will be valuable in this position.

The other position (SW Corridor) will initially focus on southwest Portland. This area includes several development catalysts including the planned extension of the MAX light rail, significant changes to other transportation infrastructure like the Ross Island Bridge and community redevelopment in the West Portland Town Center area. Skill and experience working with grass-roots, community led development efforts in the context of regional scale public infrastructure investments will serve this position well. Please note this is a three year limited term position.

Monthly Salary Range: $6,970 – $9,178

How To Apply

For more information or to apply, please visit our website at You must submit an application to each position you want to be considered for. This recruitment is open until filled with a priority consideration date of Sunday, March 22, 2020.

Santa Barbara, CA

President & CEO, Santa Barbara Foundation

The Organization

The Santa Barbara Foundation (SBF), one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the United States, was established in 1928 to enrich the lives of the people of Santa Barbara County through philanthropy and community involvement. As Santa Barbara County’s largest private source of funding for nonprofit agencies and the backbone of a strong regional tradition of philanthropy, SBF mobilizes collective wisdom and philanthropic capital to build empathetic, inclusive and resilient communities.

Position Overview

The Santa Barbara Foundation seeks a professionally accomplished leader to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. The new President & CEO will provide dynamic and forward-thinking leadership to promote the fulfillment of SBF’s vision and mission, implement the Board-supported strategic plan, and steward the role of SBF as a key convener in Santa Barbara County.

How To Apply

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

Sarasota, FL

Philanthropic Advisor, Community Foundation of Sarasota County

The Organization

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County (CFSC) has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee for both 2018 and 2019!

CFSC has been a respected philanthropic force since its founding in 1979. By providing a highly personalized link between donor’s dreams and the community’s needs, CFSC has helped ensure that people of vision and means have a trusted partner in their commitment to having an enduring impact on the community and causes they treasure.  Accordingly, CFSC purposefully champions the community goals of its donors, committed at every turn to helping individual community investors achieve the maximum impact for the philanthropic dollars they entrust to the Foundation.

In just one day in 2016, donors to CFSC’s 24-hour online Giving Challenge donated over $13.1 million. The 2018 Giving Challenge raised $11.7 million for more than 630 local nonprofits. The 2020 Giving Challenge is expected to be extraordinary as well.  Since 2012, the Giving Challenge has raised a combined $40 million for local nonprofits. The Giving Challenge is but one example of how CFSC welcomes all community philanthropists and believes that everyone can be a philanthropist, not just those with means.

A dedicated advocate of excellence in philanthropy, CFSC is accredited by the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations. Perhaps more important locally, the Foundation is widely regarded as a collaborative partner by hundreds of nonprofits serving the people of Sarasota County.

CFSC expects its team to embody a set of seven core values:

  • Compassion
  • Empowerment
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Stewardship
  • Inclusiveness

Complete information about the Community Foundation of Sarasota County can be found online at

Position Overview

The Philanthropic Advisor is responsible for developing and furthering relationships with existing donors, prospective donors, financial advisors, and the community at large to generate donors opening charitable giving funds at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.  The primary focus will be relationship building through the appropriate level of interaction necessary to reach the organization’s goals of opening new funds and increasing donor satisfaction to inspire additional giving to their fund(s).

The successful candidate will be a high-energy professional with a proven ability to build long term, trusting relationships between the organization and our donors or prospective donors.  The successful candidate must also have extensive experience using problem-solving and analytical skills to be able to successfully assist donors with creating their philanthropic plan for the highest results.  The ability to work seamlessly with our cohesive team as well as strong written and communication skills are required for this position.

The Philanthropic Advisor is a full-time position offering excellent benefits including employer paid health, dental, vision, short/long term disability and life insurance for employees.  In addition to a generous Paid Time Off policy and paid holidays, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County also offers a 401K with a generous matching opportunity, bonus opportunities and more!

Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for donor acquisition and fund development by promoting Community Foundation of Sarasota County services to prospective donors, current donors, and professional advisors to increase giving to current funds, and to develop new funds.
  2. Serves as the primary relationship manager for a portfolio of donors, prospects, and professional advisors to inspire giving while living or creating a charitable estate plan through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
  3. Develops and maintains relationships with wealth advisors, estate planning attorneys, and CPAs serving high net worth clientele to provide charitable giving support and facilitate referrals to the Community Foundation.
  4. Maintains a working knowledge of issues and initiatives in the area and familiarity with local nonprofit networks.
  5. Works collaboratively with other Community Foundation team members to provide optimal donor support.

Expected Results:

  1. Annually, generate a minimum of 25 new donors opening funds, with an average per donor opening gift amount of $5,000.
  2. Manage a portfolio of 200+ donors and prospects to encourage, inform, and support their charitable giving through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
  3. Develop relationships with Professional Advisors to include estate planning attorneys, wealth managers, and CPAs to serve as a source of referrals.

Position Qualifications: 

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.  A combination of related experience and education may substitute for degree.
  2. Minimum of 3 years experience in development, sales, marketing, wealth management with an emphasis on providing service to high net worth individuals.  Knowledge of the local philanthropic community and working in a nonprofit environment is helpful.
  3. Proven experience in fundraising through personal solicitations and public speaking.
  4. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, including highly developed relationship-building and listening skills (i.e., ability to easily connect and form long-term relationships).
  5. Excellent organizational, prioritization, follow-through, and attention to detail skills.
  6. Effective problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  7. General knowledge of investments and the financial services industry; able to effectively synthesize and translate technical content (financial, programmatic, investment-related) to donors and prospects.

Technology Qualifications: 

  1. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, moderate to advanced skills in Word, EXCEL, and PowerPoint.
  2. FIMS software knowledge or other comparable donor database software.  Ability to become proficient with FIMS software within 90 days of hire.
  3. Ability to self-support for basic computer and network problems.

General Performance Standards and Expectations:

In addition to satisfactory performance on all the essential job duties and responsibilities for this job, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County employees are will strive to demonstrate our service philosophy of P.R.I.D.E in excellence to our internal and external constituents.

Purposeful Worker:              

  • Goal Oriented
  • Gets job done within deadlines
  • Self-Motivated
  • Takes Ownership
  • Accountable
  • Maintains required technical skills
  • Calm under stress


  • Respect for importance of everyone
  • Empathetic Listener
  • Ask and listen
  • Provides excellent customer service, both internal & external
  • Demonstrates qualities of a Servant Leader
  • Under promises and over delivers
  • Authentic, honest, genuine


  • Curious about new information
  • Creative, independent thinker
  • Problem solver – thinks outside the box
  • Continuous learner

Dedicated Team Player:                   

  • Works well across disciplines
  • Adaptable to change
  • Listens to other’s ideas
  • Accepts different assignments


  • Excited about the CFSC mission
  • Optimistic, positive attitude

How To Apply

All interested candidates should complete an application through the Community Foundation’s recruitment website, including a current resume and cover letter.

Please apply online at

Troy, MI

Program Officer – American Cities Program, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

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

Position Overview

About the position

The American Cities Program Officer will be responsible for the creation and implementation of a program strategy that builds upon the foundation’s national and on-the-ground experience in Detroit to strengthen the social, economic, cultural and physical fabric of other cities. The Program Officer will be a member of the foundation’s American Cities Program team under the Place-Based Practice, a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team working proactively to advance real progress in the resurgence and revitalization of cities across America. The Program Officer will manage and evaluate a portion of the program’s portfolio of grants, represent the American Cities team and the Kresge Foundation at public forums, collaborate with partners at national and local-levels, design and implement grantmaking initiatives and lead select bodies of work associated with the program’s strategic priorities:

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

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

· Stewarding the foundation’s place-based grantmaking in Memphis, New Orleans, Fresno and a growing number of other cities.

The work is rooted in the goal of decreasing poverty and increasing social and economic mobility in American cities, recognizing the racial, cultural and social context of systemic inequities in our society.

The Program Officer will report to the Managing Director and work in close partnership with other members of the Place-Based Practice, other Program teams, as well as with the foundation’s Program Operations and Information Management team, Communications team and Social Investment Practice.

This position is based in metropolitan Detroit.

Primary responsibilities

Creates and Executes Strategy

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

·         Shares collective responsibility for achieving strategic objectives in cities.

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

·         Obtains, maintains, and shares knowledge of the most current, effective and equitable strategies in the urban development field – acting
as a subject matter advisor externally and with internal teams.


Project and Program Management

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

  • Manages the Program’s place-based work in select cities including:
  • Managing relationships with key national and local partners– advising, managing and supporting their work.
  • Developing strategic objectives and associated work plans.
  • Facilitating meetings.
  • Maintaining and supporting internal collaboration through meetings, site visits and ongoing information exchange.
  • Managing external requests for proposals and open calls for grant applications including RFP development, publication, review and communications.

Conducts Grant Reviews and Serves as Point of Contact for Grantees

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

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

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

Contributes to Research, Evaluation and Learning

·         Works with the Managing Director to develop grant outcomes and evaluation criteria for one’s own grants.

·         Contributes to the development of criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of the team portfolio and participates in the evaluation of the results.

·         Conducts research, site visits and contributes to program development.

·         Partakes in professional development opportunities.


Contributes to the Field and Performs other Duties to Support the Foundation:

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

·         Participates in funder and cross-sector collaboratives to achieve program objectives, as needed.

·         Develops and maintains external involvement with grant makers, nonprofit leaders and public / private sector stakeholders active in urban development, as needed.

·         Works collaboratively, supporting and encouraging all members within and across teams.

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

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

·         Acts as liaison to other Kresge departments.

·         Conducts other duties and special projects as requested.


·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in community development, economic development, cross-sector collaboration, public policy, urban planning, nonprofit management, philanthropy or related fields is required; completion of a Master’s degree is strongly preferred.

·         Five years of progressive work experience; experience with relevant policy and programmatic issues preferred.

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

·         Demonstrated leadership potential.

·         Willing to travel extensively. Local, regional and national travel requirements vary by quarter.

·         Strong communication, writing and verbal including the ability to speak publicly.

·         Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to successfully interact and work across teams, function and sectors.

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

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

·         Demonstrated ability to master a diverse workload.

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

How To Apply

Application deadline for this position is midnight EST on March 24, 2020

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

Wales, MA

Executive Director, Norcross Wildlife Foundation

The Organization

Norcross Wildlife Foundation (NWF), a leader in land conservation and caretaker for an 8,000-acre wildlife sanctuary in New England, is seeking nominations and applications for an Executive Director.

For over 50 years, NWF has been engaged in land stewardship, horticulture, and environmental education. Today NWF is poised to enter a new era of heightened community engagement and enhanced land stewardship. As it begins its transition from a private foundation to an operating foundation, NWF will focus its resources on enhanced programs, new community partnerships, horticulture, and sustainable land stewardship.

Position Overview

The new Executive Director will play a pivotal role in ushering NWF into this new era of impact. He/She/They will bring vision, courage, and leadership as they manage all aspects of NWF’s work including the three key program areas: Habitat Preservation, Wildlife Protection, and Environmental Education. The next ED will partner with an invigorated board and deeply committed staff on the development of a strategic plan that will propel NWF forward as it advances a transparent, inclusive, trust-laden and values-driven culture. Key responsibilities will include: ensuring excellent stewardship of the land and facilities at the sanctuary; managing, inspiring, and supporting a talented team of horticulturalists and naturalists; modeling best practices in public education and the development of external educational partnerships; deepening NWF’s engagement with the local and regional community; and exploring the possibility of designing and implementing  fundraising efforts.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with deep passion for and commitment to land and wildlife preservation and education. He/She/They will be an experienced senior manager with a deep skill set in leading medium-sized teams, board management, and external partnership development. The new ED will be an exemplary communicator, proficient at connecting with diverse constituencies, and translating content between those audiences. They will be innovative, compassionate, energetic, strategic, and collaborative. The ideal candidate will be a unifying force, aligning board and staff together to advance the foundation through high performance and collaborative action.

For a full position description, please visit:

How To Apply

More information about the Norcross Wildlife Foundation can be found here:

The Norcross Wildlife Foundation is partnering with Tamar Datan and Erica Nicole Griffin of NPAG on this search. Due to the pace of this 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: 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 Norcross Wildlife Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Washington, D.C.

Grants and Corporate Operations Manager, Exponent Philanthropy

The Organization

Exponent Philanthropy is a member-led community of lean funders. Where foundation leaders and individual funders learn and inspire one another to make an exponential impact. When lean funders are uncertain about what’s right or best, looking for new ideas, or feeling alone in making decisions, here is where they connect with answers, experts, and peers to create a community of fulfilled, and, ultimately, more effective philanthropists. Our mission is to amplify and increase the impact of lean funders by building an inclusive community where they can learn, connect, and collaborate.

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for managing and executing Exponent Philanthropy’s competitive grants strategy, and supporting the director in building and implementing our corporate partnership program. A successful Grants and Corporate Operations Manager will be relationship centered, collaborative, self-motivated, detail-oriented, efficient, and solutions-minded.


Grants Management/Administration

  • Assist CEO and key staff with lead generation, cultivation, relationship management and stewardship of large grants
  • Coordinate and assist grant writers and editorial staff on writing and submission of LOIs and competitive grant proposals
  • Manage day-to-day communications with funding organizations to ensure timely communication and due diligence
  • Coordinate with relevant departments and staff post-grant award to manage timely fulfillment of deliverables, communications, and grant reports
  • Ensure grant-related data is entered into database and updated as needed Corporate Partnerships
  • Assist department director with implementing corporate partnerships program, including stewardship, renewal, and communications plans
  • Develop familiarity with corporate partners, their respective industries and services provided
  • Conduct prospect research to maintain a viable list of potential corporate partners and sponsors and advise director on prospects to cultivate
  • Draft corporate partnership agreements and coordinate with relevant departments to ensure benefits are implemented
  • Manage relationships post-commitment to ensure partner familiarity with benefits and available engagement opportunities
  • Oversee corporate partner webpages, working with digital team on design, corporate partner visibility, and strategy to drive traffic to the site
  • Brainstorm with relevant staff on program innovations, including new benefits and opportunities for corporate partner engagement, and streamlining and automation of internal processes Annual Conference
  • Organize all development-related tasks for the Annual Conference and ensure alignment with overall conference timeline
  • Assist department director with developing sponsorship opportunities and crafting language for conference prospectus
  • Manage exhibit hall and serve as primary point of contact for show floor decorator to develop and confirm exhibit hall floor plan
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure speaker/sponsorship/exhibit information is captured and uploaded to the conference website in a timely manner, and partner benefits are implemented General Operations
  • General department operations including coordinating internal and external meetings and calls, report production, and payment processing
  • Occasional travel to partner/prospect offices and to support Annual Conference


Exponent Philanthropy seeks to not only acquire top talent, but continuously develop and retain top talent. The ideal incumbent will possess proven experience, be committed to continuous learning, and motivated to take on challenges.

The qualifications below have been identified to improve the likelihood of employee success, engagement, and satisfaction.

Bachelor’s degree required; and 3-5 years of experience in fundraising operations/grants management/corporate fundraising Additional criteria include: Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Salesforce required; Asana a plus. Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing, communication, and project management skills. Must have the ability to multi-task and to manage time wisely. Must be a team player and demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative environment and maintain a high level of quality control. Effective customer service skills including the ability to interact positively with staff at all levels is must.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $60K – $75K, commensurate with experience. In addition, Exponent Philanthropy offers a competitive suite of benefits, including fully covered health insurance for the first year, and a subsequent benefits package equal to 21% of salary to cover your choice of health, dental, vision, disability, and/or life insurance, and 401(k) retirement contributions. Our total benefits offering is designed to support employee wellness while also providing the flexibility to customize your package.

How To Apply For Position:

Interested parties should email cover letter, resume and salary expectations to and include “Grants and Corporate Operations Manager” in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Although we value initiative, we cannot field phone calls regarding the position.

Washington, DC

Director, Strategic Partnerships, Independent Sector

The Organization

Since 1980, Independent Sector is the only national membership organization that brings together the charitable community—a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations—to advance the common good. The charitable sector provides millions of people with powerful, independent, and voluntary methods for addressing the issues and expressing the values most important to them.

Position Overview

Hiring range:  $118,000 – $125,000

The Director of Strategic Partnerships is responsible for managing a portfolio of major funders and partners to generate mutually beneficial relationships that help to advance the sector.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and execute a strategic plan to market Independent Sector to potential and existing partners that includes revenue growth, peer retention, and management strategies.
  • Collaborate with the Partnerships Team and other departments to understand stakeholder needs and goals, generate leads, identify funding opportunities, and deliver benefits and resources.
  • Manage and build a portfolio of national and local partnerships to generate revenue, goodwill, and advancement of the sector.
  • Manage the prospecting lifecycle for new partnerships and expansions, including pipeline development, pitching, closing, and partnership management.
  • Research potential partners and identify relevant stakeholders with an interest in Independent Sector strategic programmatic areas.
  • Develop and implement individual plans and strategies for developing key partnerships and initiatives around programmatic priorities, mobilizing necessary internal and external resources to ensure all partnerships are effectively executed and partners’ needs are fully met.
  • Oversee fulfillment of partnerships to include impact reports for partners.
  • Develop marketing collateral and assets for partnership offerings.
  • Develop and refine systems, tools, frameworks and practices as related to strategic partnerships.
  • Maintain and leverage CRM to inform strategies and decisions.
  • Write and edit grant proposals.
  • Closely monitor budget and accounting matters related to donor activity.
  • Serve on internal committees and cross-functional work teams as appropriate.

How To Apply

Send resume,  cover letter and salary requirement to:

Must include Director, Strategic Partnerships in subject line

Washington, DC

Vice President for External Affairs, Internews

The Organization

The ways that media and information shape our world is the issue of our time, and Internews is uniquely positioned to play a significant role in how this influence affects the lives of millions of people around the world.

We are a social-impact organization dedicated to building healthy, trusted and relevant media and information systems in countries and communities where they struggle to exist. We envision a world where everyone, everywhere can access, create and exchange the news and information they need to shape their communities and the world.

In our 35-year history, we have bolstered the capacity of tens of thousands of media entrepreneurs, journalists and digital activists in over 120 countries.

Internews has headquarters offices in Washington, DC, London, UK and Arcata, CA and regional support ooffices in Bangkok, Nairobi and Vilnius. We have country program offices in 30 additional countries. Our 2020 annual budget is approximately $90 million. Approximately 90% of Internews’ revenue comes from US & European public/government support with 10% coming from private foundations, corporate giving and individual gifts.

We are seeking a dynamic candidate who brings significant experience in communications, major gifts fundraising and marketing. The ideal person for this job thrives on expanding networks and advocating for mission-driven programs and has a proven track record of crafting strategies and successfully raising general support funds.

Internews is a very diverse organization globally. We value the perspectives that result from the inclusivity of different voices, and the foundation of our work is support free and open communications between people of all backgrounds. We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven people who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We are an EEO employer and strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for any of our open positions.

Position Overview

Ideally based in Washington, DC, the VP of External Affairs will deliever a high-impact global communications, marketing and major gifts fundraising strategy designed to support the organization’s brand positioning, fundraising and policy influence.

This includes:

  • Designing and leading our efforts to diversify our funding base and build the resilience of our mission by significantly incresaing our major gifts giving programs;
  • Building Internews’ reputation at the forefront of efforts to support independent media and the provision of high-quality information around the world; and
  • Advancing Internews’ voice in global debates around freedom of expression, digital rights, and the role of media and information in addressing the world’s most pressing issues

The VP of External Affairs reports to the President and manage a small team of fundraising and communications professionals (6 FTEs), split between Washington DC and London. The VP serves as part of the Senior Staff team, driving all outreach and major gifts fundraising efforts as part of our overall strategic plan. The VP also organizes and supports the Private Fundraising Task Force of the Internews US Board of Directors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following; other duties may be assigned:

Major Gifts Fundraising:

  • Develop the case, build the strategy and execute a comprehensive plan to expand the network of individuals, foundations and corporations who support the broad mandate of Internews through general support and major gifts giving;
  • Working with the philanthropy teams in the US and Europe, drive our general support/major gifts fundraising strategies, crafting action plans, cultivating existing donors and developing new major donors, with a target of raising $1 million per year in major gifts funds (up from approximately $250,000 currently);
  • Guide our philanthropy teams to run our annual ticketed fundraising events in NYC and London;
  • Set and work with the team to achieve major gifts fundraising targets, approved by the US Board and UK Trustees and in support of Internews mission; and
  • Work with the marketing and communications team to ensure broad Internews communications and outreach supports this critical body of work.

Marketing and Communications

  • Develop, implement and evaluate an Internews external marketing and communications strategy which supports our new five-year strategy;
  • Design messaging, positioning and communications plans that are aligned with organizational and fundraising goals; and
  • Set press and media relations strategies to support this work.

Global Outreach and Advocacy

  • Lead communications and outreach for Internews’ Global Change Agenda, which aims to influence global players to advance healthy information environments around the world; and
  • Strengthen the external communication capacity across the organization, positioning Internews leadership and Subject Matter Experts for media, speaking opportunities and other thought leadership initiatives, while ensuring that colleagues are equipped to tailor and convey key messages to external audiences.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Vice President for External Affairs supervises all communications, private development staff and consultants, including a direct team of 6 professionals, based in Washington, DC and London, UK. The Vice President of External Affairs carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Internews is seeking a candidate who has:

  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values;
  • Proven experience in marketing, major gifts fundraising and communications;
  • A person who thrives on expanding networks and advocating for mission-driven programs;
  • A proven track record of crafting strategies and successfully raising general support/major gifts funds;
  • Ability to plan, set goals, monitor progress and evaluate results;
  • A strategic manager, able to work collaboratively as part of a team in a flexible, dynamic environment;
  • Enthusiasm for the power of media and information technologies a big plus;
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening; and
  • Ability and willingness to travel, occasionally to Internews programs overseas; more often domestically and to HQ offices in Arcata, California and London, UK.

How To Apply

To apply, please visit our website.

Washington, DC

Manager, Major Gifts, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Organization

The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents more than 2,000 performances each year across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Mission Statement: As the nation’s performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.

Position Overview

The Manager, Major Gifts reports to the Director, Major Gifts and Leadership Campaigns. The primary responsibility of this dynamic position is to oversee the coordination of two general operating support campaigns—Annual Trustees Fund and the Major Gifts Campaign—totaling approximately $5M in undesignated annual support. The Manager also supports the Director by participating in designated giving and special institution-wide fundraising efforts, specifically as they pertain to the donors in each respective portfolio. This position stewards six-, seven-, and eight-figure gifts and works closely with the Board of Trustees on their personal and philanthropic engagement with the Center.

The incumbent manages his/her time, resources, and work load to maximize productivity and financial results; exercises discretion; evaluates complex internal and external relationships; and regularly takes initiative to advance the objectives and goals of multiple campaigns. This position oversees and generates work for two Assistant Managers and one Assistant.

The Development Department is undergoing a major restructure and some of the specific management and portfolio responsibilities for this position may change in the future.

How To Apply

For consideration please apply at:

Washington, DC

Individual Giving Director, NPR

The Organization

A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide. 

Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.

NPR seeks to hire a dynamic, experienced, and mission-driven Director of Individual Giving (South East) to join NPR’s development team at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. Reporting to and partnering closely with the Executive Director of Individual Giving, the Director will manage a prospect portfolio of major donors, volunteers, and prospects in the South Eastern U.S. (capable of high  5-, 6-, and 7-figure gifts), utilize fundraising best practices, develop donor strategy, execute moves management (cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) to help NPR achieve short and long-term fundraising goals, build relationships with Member stations to collaborate in achieving our goals, and work with all of NPR Development to continue building a strong culture of philanthropy for public radio.

NPR has an impressive group of loyal, generous donors and volunteers. In addition to long-term relationships with significant funders like Gates Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, NPR has been successful in attracting and retaining donors to support an organizational annual fundraising goal of $30M+. There is room to grow NPR’s individual giving program and NPR is well-positioned to execute this in the current fundraising environment.

NPR listeners are passionate about public radio and are committed to seeing NPR elevate its important work. The NPR brand is stronger and more relevant than ever. Journalists face an increasingly challenging media landscape but it is the power of the public radio network – local stations working in partnership with a national network – that makes NPR and its reporting unique. As NPR looks to the future, more resources are required.

A comprehensive fundraising campaign for NPR’s 50th Anniversary is in the early stages of development.  Plans for increasing collaborative fundraising with NPR’s more than 250 Member stations through a major giving pilot and expanding the work of the Foundation Trustees through Task Forces are currently underway to build momentum for the 50th Anniversary and beyond. Additional funds will help to ensure NPR can continue its mission-based work to strengthen and deepen local, regional, national and international news coverage and offer the highest quality of music and cultural programming now and for future generations of listeners.


The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation of best practice fundraising knowledge, with a track record of fostering successful, long-term relationships with individual donors that lead to increased philanthropic support.

The ideal candidate will be a hard-worker who is motivated by NPR’s mission to achieve significant fundraising goals and thrive in a fast-paced, creative, results-oriented culture.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Manage a donor and prospect portfolio of 50-100 prospects with the ability to make high 5-, 6-, and 7-figure gifts or pledges in the South Eastern U.S. Outline donor strategies for the prospect portfolio and create a pipeline to track activity and progress
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward this portfolio, using moves management tools and fundraising best practices to ensure prospects and donors are moving through the appropriate prospect cycle
  • Support the Development Division’s Executive Team through the activities and functions of the NPR Foundation Trustees and other key volunteers in the South Eastern U.S. as needed
  • Assist in the creation or preparation of donor materials for NPR senior leadership as needed (i.e. CEO, CDO, VP of Programming, etc.)
  • Work to build a more robust pipeline of NPR annual and major gift donors, prospects, champions, and volunteers
  • Communicate frequently with the Executive Director, sharing activity and progress regularly
  • Collaborate with Member stations in the South Eastern U.S. on strategies for and solicitations of prospects who support both local and national public radio
  • Partner with Member stations to host targeted events or receptions to engage donors, prospects, NPR Foundation Trustees, or Member station Board members
  • Provide a sounding board for Member stations on all fundraising matters; assist Member stations (to the extent possible or appropriate) with their fundraising aspirations, encouraging partnership at all levels
  • Work in partnership with the Development Division’s Executive Team on strategy and implementation of a comprehensive, national campaign for NPR’s 50th Anniversary
  • Partner with the Donor Communications team to create donor proposals, stewardship touches, and other donor materials as required
  • Maintain and update donor information promptly in the donor database to ensure accuracy
  • Exemplify fundraising best practices and a high level of ethics in all activities



Bachelor’s Degree


  • 5-7 years of frontline fundraising experience required
  • Proven track record cultivating and closing 5-, 6-, and 7-figure gifts and pledges
  • Strong ability to create and execute donor strategy, apply moves management, and implement fundraising best practices
  • Proven skills in managing relationships with high-net-worth individuals or funders
  • Experienced in fundraising in, significant and/or successful campaigns
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to work closely and professionally with a wide range of constituents, including staff, board members, Member stations, external partners and donors/prospects
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and strong appetite to work in a developing philanthropic environment with lots of potential
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, to set and adjust priorities, and work under pressure while maintaining composure and a sense of humor
  • Ability to navigate and negotiate the political and institutional landscape around nonprofit journalism
  • Ability to understand and speak to federal legislation that influences public broadcasting, specifically public radio
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and to do so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong commitment to NPR’s code of ethics, standards, and reputation as a nonpartisan public news organization
  • An understanding of complex fundraising organizations or federated nonprofit models is preferred
  • DC or region-based with a candidate’s willingness to travel regularly to NPR Headquarters in Washington, DC
  • Comfort with extensive travel (40-50%)

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.

NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive place to work that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public.  Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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How To Apply

Apply at:

Washington, DC

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The Organization

Council for a Strong America is an indispensable ally to advocacy organizations seeking to create a generation of well-educated youth equipped to lead productive lives. The organization seeks a Vice President of Development to lead a talented fundraising program to help diversify its support.

Council for a Strong America has mobilized unique and powerful voices to change public debates about public policy investment in children. CSA united five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors, and prominent coaches and athletes who promote solutions that ensure the next generation of Americans will be citizen ready. With more than 9,000 members and decades of expertise and leadership across communities, the organization works together to promote evidence-based policies that strengthen the country.

Position Overview

Council for a Strong America seeks a highly skilled Vice President of Development to lead a talented fundraising team. The ideal Vice President of Development will have a sophisticated understanding of opportunities and challenges related to fundraising for an advocacy organization and a demonstrated record of success communicating the unique ways that non-profit advocacy organizations shape and advance public policy.

Reporting to the President, serving on the organization’s leadership team, and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Vice President of Development will be responsible for designing and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to secure and diversify financial support for the organization.

The ideal Vice President of Development will have:

  • At least 10 years of senior management experience, with extensive experience in foundation relations.
  • Experience in comprehensive fundraising for children’s issues or policy; experience in an advocacy organization and/or advocacy campaigns is preferred.
  • Proven track record raising 5-, 6-, and 7-figure donations to support advocacy efforts.
  • Expertise in principles of donor stewardship necessary to renew gifts and increase gift levels.
  • Background in public policy, early childhood, education, nutrition, or youth issues is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit

Washington, DC or Chicago, IL, or Durham, NC, or San Francisco, CA

Senior Director of Organizational Design Services, Arabella Advisors

The Organization

Arabella Advisors helps foundations, philanthropists, corporations, and investors who are serious about impact achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, Arabella is also a certified B Corporation.

Position Overview

The Senior Director of Organizational Design Services will lead consulting engagements focused on organizational design and operational planning for a range of clients, including foundations, family and individual philanthropists, and nonprofits. The Senior Director will lead and oversee project work for the practice, applying their extensive expertise and knowledge to train and coach Arabella’s practitioners and ensure we are meeting a consistently high standard of quality. Additionally, this position will partner closely with the Business Development team to drive and support sales, manage relationships, and represent Arabella in the field. The Senior Director will collaborate with the firm’s leadership to develop and implement a strategy for the practice to achieve key performance indicators, including annual revenue and growth contributions and client impact targets.

Essential Responsibilities

Client Services (~40%)

  • Oversee the delivery of excellent client service for a portfolio of organizational design and operational planning projects, including managing client relationships, facilitating key client meetings and decision-making processes, ensuring client deliverable quality, and guiding the project team on overall project scope and approach
  • Serve as a primary relationship manager and trusted advisor for select clients
  • Guide project teams in solving organizational design and operational planning challenges for clients, including adapting services and tools to meet client needs
  • Serve as an organizational design and operational planning technical advisor to other practice areas so that they can more seamlessly integrate these services into their scopes of work as needed

Marketing and Business Development (~40%)

  • Achieve annual revenue and profitability targets for the practice by partnering with business development and client service leadership to execute a sales strategy
  • Partner with the business development and client service leadership to identify viable opportunities to launch new products and services and/or adapt existing services to new and existing markets
  • Help build Arabella’s field leadership and visibility, including contributing to thought leadership and representing the firm at conferences and events

Service Development (~20%)

  • Design and implement a strategy to achieve outcomes set by executive leadership for the practice
  • Develop new and refresh existing models, frameworks and other tools that establish our approach for the practice area and ensure Arabella stays on top of the latest trends in organizational design and the needs of our client segments
  • Identify team training needs and work with learning and development staff to train staff, which may include curricula development and/or creation of a community of practice
  • Mentor, motivate, and develop client service staff with respect to the practice

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Graduate degree or equivalent work experience in relevant field (organizational design, organizational development, change management)
  • At least 10 to 12 years of professional experience with steadily increasing job responsibilities
  • Organizational design and development expertise; experience leading change management initiatives; operational planning experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in professional services
  • Experience in philanthropy or the nonprofit sector strongly preferred
  • Comfort with sales and relationship management
  • Demonstrated commitment to implementing practices that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to navigate a fast-paced environment and balance responding to immediate opportunities with maintaining a strategic, long-term perspective
  • Strong emotional intelligence
  • Proven ability to work with diverse teams, audiences, and stakeholders, including excellent teamwork, relationship building, customer service, and strong facilitation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with senior and executive leadership
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity

Our Core Competencies:

  • The ability to provide excellent service, including being able to address complex service matters, implement and communicate service changes to everyone involved, and to coach teammates on how to apply the firm’s service standards
  • The ability to manage large-scale and cross-firm projects, including delegating and managing all resources, identifying and implementing improved processes, monitoring consistency across project teams, and providing direction and support to teammates
  • The ability to facilitate and negotiate among stakeholders with conflicting needs and to generate consensus among decision makers
  • The ability to help effectively communicate difficult messages; to adapt style, tone, and content to meet various needs; and to coach teammates on crafting content
  • The ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with others to achieve shared goals, including encouraging and facilitating effective compromise, drawing on the capabilities of all team members, and leading team-level knowledge sharing
  • The ability to use available resources and feedback to continually develop mastery in your role and facilitate team and project-level learning, including coaching others

The ability to solve complex challenges

How To Apply

Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online here:

The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work at Arabella and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

While Arabella is open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

Williamsburg, VA

Vice President for Development, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Organization

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (CW) is America’s premier living history institution. Located at the birthplace of American democracy, CW provides historical interpretation, intellectual resources, archaeology and preservation and restoration for some of the country’s most important treasures and is a convener of conversations about how the nation’s past is prologue for its present and future.

As Colonial Williamsburg prepares to celebrate its centennial and the country celebrates its 250th birthday in 2026, the institution seeks a vice president and chief development officer to play a central role in securing philanthropic investment for the enterprise.

Colonial Williamsburg boasts the support of several of the nation’s most generous and thoughtful philanthropists. Raising in excess of $75 million per annum over the past several years, CW’s development program is mature and productive. Its new vice president and chief development officer will bring the program to the level of best practices and will utilize all of the tools of the modern fundraising operation in pursuit of considerably greater levels of philanthropic investment. Of particular import in this regard will be the opportunity to analyze a remarkable amount of data that CW gathers on its visitors and patrons, data that should lead to a significantly expanded prospect pool. Bringing these efforts together, the vice president and chief development officer will plan and execute a major campaign to coincide with the 2026 anniversaries.

Success in this endeavor requires a leader with significant and sophisticated knowledge and experience across the development enterprise. The vice president and chief development officer will demonstrate a track record as a leader of one or more enterprises of significant complexity demonstrating outstanding growth and transformation. A personal track record raising major or principal gifts is highly desirable, and experience at the leadership level of at least one major, ambitious campaign is required. Of greatest import is a leader who resonates with and can speak passionately on behalf of the mission and values of Colonial Williamsburg and its place in our nation’s history.

Position Overview

Colonial Williamsburg’s new vice president and chief development officer will play a seminal role in the preservation and advancement of one of our nation’s crown jewels.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For formal consideration, applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in response to the opportunities and expectations described within this leadership profile to For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by April 15, 2020. A detailed leadership profile is available at

How To Apply

Material that must be mailed may be sent to:


Vice President for Development

Colonial Williamsburg

c/o WittKieffer

Attention: Dennis M. Barden, Melissa Fincher and Andrew Bowen

2015 Spring Road, Suite 510

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search at 630-575-6152.

Colonial Williamsburg is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons