Job Postings

Job Interview

Welcome to ABFE’s resource for available employment opportunities in the field of philanthropy. We look forward to assisting you in your job search!


100% REMOTE, United States

Director of Development, PushBlack

The Organization

Who We Are

PushBlack is the nation’s largest media advocacy organization for Black Americans, currently serving 9 million people monthly across all platforms. We use the power of narrative, especially Black History, to educate and activate our subscribers to build their personal power and create lasting economic and political change. In 2021, PushBlack grew to 5.9M subscribers on Facebook Messenger and 500K followers on Instagram. We also ran the nation’s largest GOTV campaign for Black Americans. In May 2020, we launched Black History Year, our critically-acclaimed podcast, which has received over 3M downloads.

Position Overview

What We’re Looking For

We‘re hiring an experienced, motivated, and entrepreneurial-driven leader to be our first Director of Development. The Director of Development will expand current fundraising efforts in partnership with the CEO to reach – and exceed – our annual revenue goals. The incoming Director of Development will manage a portfolio of major donors and institutional funders as well as support our evolution as we develop new areas of our work and strive to reach more inclusive fundraising opportunities.

The ideal candidate for this position is deeply committed to challenging and disrupting the dynamics of white dominant culture in the workplace and in our fundraising methods, including by ensuring that our funders and donors share our values and are key partners in our work to advance Black liberation. The Director of Development will be responsible for supervising a newly hired Development Manager who is passionate about the work and has already demonstrated key fundraising results.

This opportunity will expose the right candidate to a highly innovative, impactful, and growing organization that is leveraging media to build trusting relationships with Black Americans in order to fundamentally transform our material conditions.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Fundraising
    • In partnership with the CEO, develop and implement a multiyear development strategy for major donors and institutional funders that is intentionally inclusive, comprehensive, innovative, and far-reaching, aligned to PushBlack’s strategic plan, and contains measurable goals.
    • Oversee a system of the donor management system and processes, prospect research, gift entry and acknowledgment, and donor communications and stewardship.
    • In partnership with the CEO, develop and monitor the annual fundraising budget (currently $5.4M) and goals to ensure 10-15% growth in revenue on an annual basis.
    • Collaborate with Products and Content Teams to develop funding strategies, write proposals and reports
    • Collaborate with the Operations Team to ensure responsible stewardship of funds and financial reporting
    • Prepare the CEO for donor meetings and events
    • Manage multiple, complex, and multifaceted projects and relationships
    • Participate in the development of the organization’s Board of Directors
  • Team Leadership
    • Set and drive team-wide goals and engage in active coaching and professional development conversations with the Development Manager
    • Establish a strong partnership model for how other teams will work with development to advance the organization’s goals.
    • Partner with teams before, during, and after projects are completed to ensure they are smoothly integrated into the operational structure and fully functional.

Requirements

Skills + Experience

  • Seven (7) or more years of experience in nonprofit fundraising
  • Demonstrated experience raising six-figure gifts from major donors and institutional funders
  • High proficiency in Salesforce
  • Solid writing skills and strong ability to motivate the actions of others through writing
  • Attention to detail, deadline-oriented and keen ability to problem solve
  • Ability to build systems that support a national team
  • Ability to execute independently
  • Strong communication, listening and influencing skills
  • Ability to prioritize actions to align with strategic priorities

This Would Put You Over The Top

  • Demonstrated knowledge of media, civic engagement, and narrative change work
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating and engaging major donors
  • Understands that this work is in service of the organization and the people who do the work of the organization
  • Familiarity with G-Suite, Slack, Trello, and/or other online productivity tools

Benefits

What We Offer Our Team

  • Whether you love your couch or your desk, it doesn’t matter. We’re 100% Remote!
  • National medical, dental and vision insurance plans available (base plans 100% by PushBlack for individuals, dependents, domestic partners, and spouses)
  • Retirement savings account (401K) with tiered matching contributions
  • Three weeks’ (15 PTO days) paid vacation in the first year of service; four weeks (20 PTO days) in subsequent years. Ten (10) Sick days and 3 Floating Holidays every year.
  • Eight (8) Paid Holidays including Juneteenth, as well as a Winter holiday for the last week of the year
  • Annual taxable work-from-home stipend ($4,800)
  • Annual professional development budget ($1,750 of which $500 can roll over each year)
  • Parental Leave during new child’s first year

Let’s Talk About The Salary

  • The salary range for this position is $99,207 – $136,367

How To Apply

Please click this link to apply: https://apply.workable.com/pushblack/j/BD9A722A6A/

Our team will be in touch within 1-3 business days with the next steps of the process.

Anchorage, AK

President & CEO, Rasmuson Foundation

The Organization

The Rasmuson Foundation is the largest private foundation in the State of Alaska with assets of approximately $800M and annual grantmaking in excess of $35M.  Since its founding in 1955, the Foundation has supported nearly $500M in grants and support to organizations across Alaska. The Foundation’s primary funding priorities for Alaskans include support for civic responsibility and individual philanthropy, economic possibilities, educational opportunity, quality health care, and vibrant arts and culture.

For the past two decades, the leadership of the organization has expanded the impact and influence of the Foundation, establishing it as the premier private funding entity in Alaska.  With the recent transition in leadership at the Board level, the fourth generation of the Rasmuson family is assuming leadership and stewardship of the Foundation and driving its future in new and exciting ways.

From an organization that in the 1990s largely operated and made small capital grants once a year, the Foundation has grown significantly in the last two decades.  While it still largely focuses on making capital grants, it has become more active in initiating change where it has identified a need.  This has resulted in the Foundation taking on more initiatives, which require more time and more resources, and more strategic engagement across the Board and the key stakeholders.

As the Foundation enters a new era of impact, the incoming President & CEO will be provided the opportunity to expand the scope and activity of the Foundation, guiding the Board in their efforts to create positive change throughout Alaska.  This will include the development of an aligned strategy to drive philanthropy and grantmaking in the future, increased staff support and growth in their professional roles as leaders within the organization, and, importantly, candid and supportive dialogue with the Board to shape their future philanthropic strategies and their role in supporting the broader success of Alaskans.

Position Overview

As the Foundation enters a new era of impact, the incoming President & CEO will be provided the opportunity to expand the scope and activity of the Foundation, guiding the Board in their efforts to create positive change throughout Alaska.  This will include the development of an aligned strategy to drive philanthropy and grantmaking in the future, increased staff support and growth in their professional roles as leaders within the organization, and, importantly, candid and supportive dialogue with the Board to shape their future philanthropic strategies and their role in supporting the broader success of Alaskans.

Rasmuson Foundation seeks a leader who has a strong passion for service and an authentic interest in and commitment to the Foundation’s mission and vision.  This leader must have a deep love of, and commitment to, Alaska and its people.

The ideal candidate will have a keen understanding of multi-generational family dynamics and the ability to communicate and build relationships with individuals of different ages, backgrounds and perspectives. The candidate should have experience and comfort with an organization that is evolving and working through strategic and structural change. A history of successfully engaging with an active governing board is critical.  Work with a private foundation and/or a family board is highly valued.

The candidate should have experience and comfort with developing an organization’s strategic objectives to achieve its mission and measure success. The candidate should be able to demonstrate success in implementing an organization’s strategy.  The ideal candidate will be a thought leader among the Board and the communities where the organization is active. They should have the ability to listen, collaborate and develop consensus. Critical thinking and project management experience are important attributes. The individual should have the ability to assimilate and translate diverse thoughts into actionable and cohesive initiatives and activities.

The successful candidate will exhibit exceptional interpersonal skills to effectively interact with diverse communities, including Board, staff, grantees, community groups, policy leaders, governmental officials, and other key stakeholders. The President & CEO must be able to convey the mission of the Foundation to a variety of constituents, some of which the organization has not successfully engaged in the past and maintain effective and efficient external communication with all key stakeholders. This individual must be confident, thoughtful and have the appropriate skills and presence to work in an effective, collegial and collaborative manner with grantees and partners involved in the Foundation’s work, knowing when the Foundation should lead, and when others in the community should step forward.

The ideal candidate will be both a strong and effective leader with a commitment to positive relationships among the organization’s staff, supporters and any volunteers.  The candidate will have experience and the ability to foster a collaborative and welcoming work environment in leading and working with a competent, accomplished staff. A proven ability to hire, coach and lead employees as an effective team of closely coordinated, highly professional staff members is a must. This individual will have an inclusive, team-oriented, delegatory management style that inspires, empowers, motivates and develops staff while setting measurable goals and holding each other accountable.

The ideal candidate must be able to speak extemporaneously and intelligently to diverse audiences about the issues and subjects related to the Foundation’s primary fields of interest. This person must exhibit professional skills honed through public speaking and collaborating with key stakeholders. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to be comfortable in a broad variety of social settings and communicate effectively and respectfully with a broad and diverse range of individuals.

A strong temperament for risk-taking and a willingness to challenge the status quo are highly valued.  The candidate should be a fierce advocate, convener and educator while understanding the Foundation’s non-partisan role in advancing its mission.  This person will possess well-developed administrative skills and will have a predilection toward action in their day-to-day management.

Experience and/or connection to Alaska is highly valued. Candidates who have had experience in rural communities would be advantageous.  Individuals with foundation or nonprofit experience would be ideal.  Comfort with extensive travel across Alaska will be important.  A Bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s degree is a plus. Affiliation with and leadership in local, state, or national professional associations and continuing education and professional development is helpful.

How To Apply

To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3c20uVl (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). For more information about Rasmuson Foundation, visit https://www.rasmuson.org/

Athens, GA

Executive Director, The Re

The Organization

MORE ABOUT US

The Red & Black Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit corporation which publishes daily news at redandblack.com and circulates the largest print college newspaper in Georgia. A digital-first news operation, we also publish magazines, provide creative advertising services and host special events.

Founded in 1893, The Red & Black has been operationally and financially independent from the University of Georgia since 1980. While advertising revenue is the most significant way we fund our operations, we have made a strategic decision to develop other revenue sources including donations, grants and events. In 2021, The Red & Black was accepted as the first student-newsroom member of the prestigious Institute for Nonprofit News.

The Red & Black Publishing Co. is an equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive, collaborative and respectful workplace.

Position Overview

The Red & Black Publishing Company, Inc., is looking for an Executive Director to lead our nonprofit student news organization. The ideal candidate will be an innovative thinker with a passion for journalism and a track record of stellar publishing management and/or nonprofit leadership experience.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit student news organization, we have dual, intertwined missions: providing reliable, independent news for our community while giving students hands-on training in all aspects of the news business.

The Executive Director helms our organization, working daily with the student and professional staff of The Red & Black and engaging with the friends and alumni of our organization. This role combines development, fundraising, management and strategic planning skills.

This position presents an exciting and essential professional opportunity to work with an award-winning news nonprofit as we enter our 130th year and move closer to our goal of financial independence with the creation of a foundation to support our work.

This position reports to the Board of Directors of The Red & Black Publishing, Co.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Work with everyone at The Red & Black to achieve our strategic goals of journalism excellence, student training, publishing innovation, audience growth and financial sustainability.
  • Work with our Board to create a foundation to support The Red & Black’s mission
  • Manage the small team of full-time professional staff.
  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer and the Board to set the annual budget for the organization, manage adherence to the budget, and provide regular status reports.
  • Manage our major regular fundraising efforts while looking for new opportunities.
  • Manage our existing grant programs while looking for new opportunities.
  • Manage our existing scholarship programs while looking for new opportunities.
  • Support and grow our organization-wide commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Support and grow our organization-wide commitment to digital-first news coverage and training.
  • Manage our alumni relations and mentorship programs.
  • Regularly communicate with the Friends of The Red & Black, a community of alums, readers and supporters
  • Represent The Red & Black in the community.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The ideal candidate would possess combined experience in journalism, management and nonprofit development. We realize that does not represent a traditional career path or typical skill set. Not everyone will check all the boxes — but there might be boxes we haven’t considered. In your cover letter, please highlight any professional or lived experiences that you believe set you apart as a candidate. 

Must-have requirements and qualities

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, business or other relevant field
  • Experience setting and adhering to organizational budgets
  • Proven management skills in coaching, motivating and promoting teamwork
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Proven commitment to fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace
  • An understanding of the importance of community journalism and journalism training
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced, digital-first environment

Skills and experience that would be great to have

  • Editorial or publishing management experience
  • Experience with relationship management tools (we use Bloomerang)
  • Experience with email tools and databases (we use MailChimp)
  • Experience with fundraising platforms (we use GiveButter)
  • Experience with financial management programs (we use QuickBooks)
  • Knowledge of the University of Georgia and Athens communities

How To Apply

DETAILS

Please note: This is an in-person position. While we offer flextime and hybrid schedules for most staff, the Executive Director needs to be in the office a minimum of three days a week.

We are located in Athens, Georgia, nationally ranked as the best college town in America and home to music, arts, great dining — and, of course — the defending national football champions.

This position includes a competitive base salary and an incentive plan. We offer medical, dental, and vision coverage.

TO APPLY

  • Send cover letter and resume to: publisher@randb.com
  • All applications received by Sept. 30, 2022 will be considered.
  • The position is scheduled to start Jan. 17, 2023

Auburn, AL

Sr Editor, University Publications, Auburn University

The Organization

Position Overview
Sr Editor, University Publications
Requisition Number S1975P

Job Summary
Auburn University Advancement seeks candidates for a Sr Editor, University Publications. Reporting to the Director of University Communications Services, this position plans, directs and coordinates editorial activities, being tasked with producing and editing high-level news and other editorial content for the university. This position requires strong writing and editing skills and past experience pitching and landing news at the highest levels. The successful candidate also must be skilled in persuasive storytelling, have a strong knowledge of Associated Press Writing Style and have the ability to manage complex communications projects and story mine dynamic content that elevates the Auburn brand.

It is an exciting time to join Auburn Advancement which includes Operations and Strategy, Talent and Culture, Engagement, Philanthropy, and Communication. Led by Senior Vice President John Morris, an energetic, experienced, and respected advancement leader, this newly formed organization has a vision to lead and shape the future of advancement. It will embrace purpose, collaboration, innovation, and production as core values. Auburn Advancement is committed to a culture that fosters mutual respect, inclusion, accountability, and professional development. It offers a modern work environment where employees are trusted to realize their full potential and earn their pinnacle career experience.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!

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

Essential Functions
• Develops and implements editorial policies for university publications.
• Write and edit internal and/or external stories, articles, newsletters, advertisements, speeches and/or news releases for digital and print publications.
• Interfaces between campus clients and design team, editors, and senior administrators.
• Plans, design, review and coordinate the layout of publications, and collaborate with graphic designers and illustrators to determine the design of a communication method.
• Consults with authors when needed on content and publication planning for various types of publications and communications.
• Work with external media outlets to place stories on a regional and national basis related to Auburn University in print and digital outlets.

Minimum Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
• Journalism, Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field
• 5 Years of Experience
• Writing and editing communications/ publications and/or in journalism
• Knowledge of Associated Press Writing Style and various communication mediums to include all types and sources of media such as writing, photography, web page creation, and computer design.

Salary Range $61,700 – $104,900

How To Apply
Link for posting: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/32261

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

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

 

Auburn, AL

Development Officer (College of Architecture, Design and Construction), Auburn University

The Organization

Development Officer (College of Architecture, Design and Construction)

Requisition Number

S2036P

Home Org Name

Development HR Employment

Division Name

Vice President for Development

Position Title

Development Officer (College of Architecture, Design and Construction)

Job Class Code

OA05A-B-C

Appointment Status

Full-time

Job Summary

Auburn Advancement and the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC) are conducting a search for a Development Officer I/II/III who is a goal-oriented individual to join our development team. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, metrics driven, and possesses an innate ability to get things done. As a Development Professional, you will have the opportunity to travel and conduct face-to-face visits with CADC Alumni and Supporters. This position helps connect these individuals back to the College and University in a philanthropic way that is meaningful to them, while making an everlasting impact at Auburn University. This position is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects.

We have an opportunity to fill this position at any level. In pursuit of being the best development shop and acquiring top talent, position title and salary will be commensurate with experience. Visit our website for more information.

It is an exciting time to join Auburn Advancement which includes Operations and Strategy, Talent and Culture, Engagement, Philanthropy, and Communication. Led by Senior Vice President John Morris, an energetic, experienced, and respected advancement leader, this newly formed organization has a vision to lead and shape the future of advancement. It will embrace purpose, collaboration, innovation, and production as core values. Auburn Advancement is committed to a culture that fosters mutual respect, inclusion, accountability, and professional development. It offers a modern work environment where employees are trusted to realize their full potential and earn their pinnacle career experience.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!

Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting aub.ie/working-at-auburn.

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

Essential Functions

• Make qualification calls/visits, cultivate, solicit, and provide recognition and steward major gifts for the College and University, emphasizing gifts of $50,000 and above.

• Develop and implement the strategy for each prospect.

• Utilizing various advancement resources, provide regular progress reports on prospect cultivation and solicitation. Complete and file reports of all contacts/proposals promptly.

• Utilize current and planned gift opportunities to meet donors’ needs, philanthropic interests, and financial capabilities.

• Meet with advancement colleagues and university partners, including athletics, to discuss major donor prospects, strategy, and solicitation.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Field of Study

No specific discipline.

Years of Experience 2

Area of Experience

Fundraising, marketing, sales, and/or public relations, and professional transferable experience in positions that were metrics-focused and required measurable output and relationship building, which is highly desired.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level I requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of experience.

Level II requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience.

Level III requires a Bachelor’s degree 6 years of experience.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

• Proven ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with a diverse client base.

• Experience calling, conducting face-to-face appointments, managing relationships, creating, and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client/donor relationship or sales-related activities.

• Demonstrated communications and interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on engaged listening, and success working in a team setting.

• A valid motor vehicle operator’s license with an acceptable driving record

• Must be able and willing to work some weekends, evenings, and to travel.

• Must have a commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

Desired Qualifications

• Previous fundraising experience with an emphasis on building a portfolio of donors or clients and closing gifts or completing a sales cycle

• Ability to prioritize and organize complex projects and plans to deliver results

• Ability to meet deadlines and follow through on projects

• Solid understanding of development techniques and systems based on past performance

• Passion and enthusiasm for the university, the mission of the foundation and assigned college unit

• Driven and hard working

Salary Range

$51,900 - $116,500

Job Category

Development/Alumni Affairs

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

Significant travel required.

City position is located in:

Auburn

State position is located:

Alabama

Posting Date - 09/27/2022

Closing Date- 10/11/2022

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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

To Apply: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/32756

Position Overview

 

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Communications Writer, The Pingry School

The Organization

The Pingry School, a K-12 coeducational, independent country day school, is recognized throughout the United States for its academic excellence, Honor Code, arts, athletics, and community and civic engagement. The school’s mission is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to scholarly exploration, personal growth, and social responsibility while preparing them to be global citizens and luminaries of the 21st century. Dr. John F. Pingry founded the school in 1861 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and today there are three campuses: Grades K-5 in Short Hills, Grades 6-12 in Basking Ridge, and a shared campus for Grades K-12 in Pottersville that focuses on experiential education. The diverse student body is composed of more than 1,100 students from nearly 100 towns in New Jersey and New York. For more information, visit the school’s website, pingry.org, or follow The Pingry School on social media channels.

Position Overview

Position Summary
The Communications Writer provides the writing, editing, and project management of key School materials across a wide-range of programs with a specialized focus on increasing engagement. The Communications Writer will need to be an effective writer who is flexible and deadline-driven and able to work creatively and independently. Candidates should have a diverse portfolio of work demonstrating an ability to write both short and long form copy to a variety of audiences for a variety of marketing channels. Writing samples should demonstrate critical thinking and awareness of both audience and tone. All deliverables should be well-researched and written, persuasive and compelling, in line with the mission of the School, and adopting appropriate writing styles for an array of constituencies. The Communications Writer reports to the Associate Director of Communications, Writer and works closely and collaboratively with the Development Team and with the Office of Institutional Advancement, Administrative Team, and faculty.

Responsibilities

  • Storytell: Scout, pitch, research, and write compelling special interest articles that tell the story of The Pingry School for publications including The Pingry Review magazine and the School websites
  • Utilize appropriate and relevant narratives and themes along with real-time information to proactively identify powerful stories in support of the School’s mission, vision, and values
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to bring these narratives to life, either as individual writing assignments or team writing projects, and proactively gather information for use in a variety of digital and print communications
  • Create content for and oversee production of printed collateral, including but not limited to brochures, flyers, newspaper ads, and signage
  • Write, edit, and/or advise on content for a wide range of materials ensuring they directly support Advancement strategies, are compelling to different audiences, and are cohesive with the tone and style guidelines of advancement communications.
  • Write customized acknowledgment and stewardship correspondence

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • A minimum of two years of experience in education communications or related industry, with demonstrated success in writing/editing high-quality publications with significant visibility.
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures related to the position, including expertise in English grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and interviews, and to synthesize large amounts of information in a clear, accurate way for a general audience.
  • Excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills; analytical and strategic thinking capabilities; well-refined project management skills, initiative, and creative energy.
  • Comfort working with senior administrators and volunteer leadership.
  • Comfortable with incorporating the latest technology into your workflow, including  Zoom
  • Skilled in navigating the Google Suite of applications (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, etc.) and Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Veracross preferred, including ability track and record activity.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to drive.
  • In addition to honor and character, commitment to intellectual engagement, and appreciation for stewardship and sustainability, especially important is the candidate’s ease with diverse constituencies and demonstrated commitment to an inclusive school community.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://www.pingry.org/about/employment.

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Talent Acquisition and Onboarding Manager, The Pingry School

The Organization

About Pingry

The Pingry School, a K-12 coeducational, independent country day school, is recognized throughout the United States for its academic excellence, Honor Code, arts, athletics, and community and civic engagement. The school’s mission is to foster in students a lifelong commitment to scholarly exploration, personal growth, and social responsibility while preparing them to be global citizens and luminaries of the 21st century. Dr. John F. Pingry founded the school in 1861 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and today there are three campuses: Grades K-5 in Short Hills, Grades 6-12 in Basking Ridge, and a shared campus for Grades K-12 in Pottersville that focuses on experiential education. The diverse student body is composed of more than 1,100 students from nearly 100 towns in New Jersey and New York. For more information visit the school’s website, pingry.org, or follow The Pingry School on Facebook and Twitter.

Position Overview

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving and Parent Engagement is responsible for the development, implementation, and organization of creative strategies to secure the Pingry Fund parent and grandparent fundraising goals of the organization and cultivate relationships with stakeholders in alignment with the mission, vision, and strategic goals of the School. Their ability to deeply understand the parent and grandparent community, collaborate with necessary stakeholders, and assess potential outcomes is key to their success in this role. They must also be committed to driving DEIB within decision-making across the organization. The Assistant Director of Development, Annual Giving and Parent Engagement reports directly to the Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving and Community Engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Build a strategic and data informed parent fundraising plan that incorporates thoughtful messaging, dynamic appeals, and engaging events in support of The Pingry Fund
  • Maintain a portfolio 45 Pingry Fund leadership-level parent and grandparent prospects, achieving maximum industry productivity standards
  • Work with individual philanthropy advisors to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high-level parent prospects
  • Recruit, train, and manage parent annual fund volunteers
  • Plan and execute Ring the Bell: Pingry’s Annual Celebration of Giving in September,
  • Oversee the parent portion of the School’s volunteer management system and the social fundraising platform
  • Create, manage, and measure the Development Office’s parent engagement program, identifying ways to connect parents to the life of the School
  • Coordinate the efforts of community stakeholders including the PSPA, Head of School office, communications, and facilities to plan and execute an all parent social event or division specific social events where the primary focus is community engagement in order to increase participation in The Pingry Fund

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • A minimum of three years of experience in fundraising or related industry, with demonstrated success in annual giving strategy, gift solicitation, and volunteer management
  • Possess a commitment to DEIB and the requisite skills to interact with diverse constituency groups within and external to the School community
  • Outstanding communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to cultivate and develop long-term relationships across the School community
  • Comfort with working with senior administrators and volunteer leadership
  • Possess a keen awareness of the pulse of the parent and grandparent community in order to position the School appropriately and effectively build strategies to enhance and increase giving
  • Deep understanding of strategies across annual giving and parent engagement
  • Excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills; analytical and strategic thinking capabilities; well-refined project management skills, initiative, and creative energy
  • Comfortable with incorporating the latest technology into your workflow, including  Zoom
  • Skilled in navigating the Google Suite of applications (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Veracross preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to drive
  • In addition to honor and character, commitment to intellectual engagement, and appreciation for stewardship and sustainability, especially important is the candidate’s ease with diverse constituencies and demonstrated commitment to an inclusive school community.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://www.pingry.org/about/employment.

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Associate Director of Development, Stewardship and Donor Relations, The Pingry School

The Organization

About Pingry

Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Situated on two spacious campuses in Basking Ridge and Short Hills, New Jersey, the school draws students of varied talents and diverse backgrounds from nearly 100 communities in New Jersey and New York. Together, our two campuses in Short Hills (K-5) and Basking Ridge (6-12) serve more than 1,100 students. Pingry students participate in an engaging and challenging academic program, complemented by extensive co- and extracurricular opportunities, thriving in a community that is committed to intellectual engagement, diversity and inclusion, honor and character, and stewardship and sustainability. Pingry’s Office of Development strengthens relationships with the Pingry community to inspire philanthropic support and life-long engagement.

Position Summary

The Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations is responsible for the strategic vision, direction, and implementation of the stewardship and donor relations program. This position will collaborate with a broad range of colleagues to advance programs and projects that strengthen donor confidence, enhance the donor experience, and increase donor satisfaction and retention. This position will report directly to the Director of Development and will work closely with the Individual philanthropy and annual giving teams to develop strategy and execute stewardship and/or recognition plans for those constituents.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize a data-driven approach to identify, analyze and act on philanthropy trends and performance in regard to stewardship and donor relations, as well as drawing upon market-based research to anticipate, plan, and implement strategic improvements to the stewardship and donor relations program.
  • Lead the planning of and support the Associate Director of Special events in the execution of all donor-funded programs to further affinity among all constituents, including but not limited to lecture series, dedications, groundbreakings, and planned giving, loyalty, and leadership society events.
  • Manage, and support committees for endowed lectures series and awards.
  • Manage all components of endowed and named funds, prizes, and awards reporting, including partnering with the Controller’s Office to ensure accurate financial data.
  • Lead donor recognition projects, including plaquing, scrolls, awards, and digital recognition.
  • Provide writing and communication support, including drafting acknowledgments, impact reports, donor profiles, and other donor relations communications materials.
  • Create and manage content on digital and print platforms for all endowed and named funds, prizes, awards, and planned giving, loyalty, and leadership society.
  • Manage design, content, and production of annual report on giving.
  • Work directly with frontline fundraisers to implement proactive, strategic stewardship plans for principal and major gift donors and prospects and provide research about these constituents as needed.
  • Oversees donor recognition related to philanthropic naming of physical spaces and non-physical spaces in conjunction with the School’s Naming, ensures philanthropic naming meets all required approvals, including approvals by School administrators of the terms set forth in gift agreements, and maintains up-to-date knowledge and database of available naming opportunities related to physical and non-physical spaces.
  • Generate high-quality proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents for government, corporate, foundation, and private funded grants; maintain grant calendar and track grants and financials; and serve as a liaison to funding agencies and organizations and plan and manage site visits for these funders.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Commitment to embracing the mission of The Pingry School.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a fast-paced fundraising organization with demonstrated success in donor relations and event planning, an in-depth knowledge of principles of donor-centered programs, and the ability to identify, measure, report, and act on best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability with computer software programs including but not limited to Google Docs, Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency with financial documents, database creation and management, financial record- keeping.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, analytical and strategic thinking capabilities, well-refined organizational skills, initiative, and creative energy.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Veracross preferred, including ability to build reports; create and run queries and dashboards; develop analytics on various strategies; research trends; and improve ways of operation.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to drive.
  • In addition to honor and character, commitment to intellectual engagement, and appreciation for stewardship and sustainability, especially important is the candidate’s ease with diverse constituencies and demonstrated commitment to an inclusive school community.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://www.pingry.org/about/employment.

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Associate Director of Development, Stewardship and Donor Relations, The Pingry School

The Organization

Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Situated on two spacious campuses in Basking Ridge and Short Hills, New Jersey, the school draws students of varied talents and diverse backgrounds from nearly 100 communities in New Jersey and New York. Together, our two campuses in Short Hills (K-5) and Basking Ridge (6-12) serve more than 1,100 students. Pingry students participate in an engaging and challenging academic program, complemented by extensive co- and extracurricular opportunities, thriving in a community that is committed to intellectual engagement, diversity and inclusion, honor and character, and stewardship and sustainability. Pingry’s Office of Development strengthens relationships with the Pingry community to inspire philanthropic support and life-long engagement.

Position Overview

The Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations is responsible for the strategic vision, direction, and implementation of the stewardship and donor relations program. This position will collaborate with a broad range of colleagues to advance programs and projects that strengthen donor confidence, enhance the donor experience, and increase donor satisfaction and retention. This position will report directly to the Director of Development and will work closely with the Individual philanthropy and annual giving teams to develop strategy and execute stewardship and/or recognition plans for those constituents.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize a data-driven approach to identify, analyze and act on philanthropy trends and performance in regard to stewardship and donor relations, as well as drawing upon market-based research to anticipate, plan, and implement strategic improvements to the stewardship and donor relations program.
  • Lead the planning of and support the Associate Director of Special events in the execution of all donor-funded programs to further affinity among all constituents, including but not limited to lecture series, dedications, groundbreakings, and planned giving, loyalty, and leadership society events.
  • Manage, and support committees for endowed lectures series and awards.
  • Manage all components of endowed and named funds, prizes, and awards reporting, including partnering with the Controller’s Office to ensure accurate financial data.
  • Lead donor recognition projects, including plaquing, scrolls, awards, and digital recognition.
  • Provide writing and communication support, including drafting acknowledgments, impact reports, donor profiles, and other donor relations communications materials.
  • Create and manage content on digital and print platforms for all endowed and named funds, prizes, awards, and planned giving, loyalty, and leadership society.
  • Manage design, content, and production of annual report on giving.
  • Work directly with frontline fundraisers to implement proactive, strategic stewardship plans for principal and major gift donors and prospects and provide research about these constituents as needed.
  • Oversees donor recognition related to philanthropic naming of physical spaces and non-physical spaces in conjunction with the School’s Naming, ensures philanthropic naming meets all required approvals, including approvals by School administrators of the terms set forth in gift agreements, and maintains up-to-date knowledge and database of available naming opportunities related to physical and non-physical spaces.
  • Generate high-quality proposals, narratives, applications and supporting documents for government, corporate, foundation, and private funded grants; maintain grant calendar and track grants and financials; and serve as a liaison to funding agencies and organizations and plan and manage site visits for these funders.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Commitment to embracing the mission of The Pingry School.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a fast-paced fundraising organization with demonstrated success in donor relations and event planning, an in-depth knowledge of principles of donor-centered programs, and the ability to identify, measure, report, and act on best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability with computer software programs including but not limited to Google Docs, Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency with financial documents, database creation and management, financial record- keeping.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, analytical and strategic thinking capabilities, well-refined organizational skills, initiative, and creative energy.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Veracross preferred, including ability to build reports; create and run queries and dashboards; develop analytics on various strategies; research trends; and improve ways of operation.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to drive.
  • In addition to honor and character, commitment to intellectual engagement, and appreciation for stewardship and sustainability, especially important is the candidate’s ease with diverse constituencies and demonstrated commitment to an inclusive school community.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://www.pingry.org/about/employment.

Berkeley, CA

PJ Library Regional Parent Connector, Berkeley/Albany, Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

The Organization

At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Position Overview

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Federation helps donors make their philanthropy more effective. Through the generosity of over 1,100 donors, the Federation grants close to $200 million a year, both locally and globally, to a variety of Jewish and non-sectarian causes. Federation Philanthropy Partners works with these donors, who all have unique situations and varying degrees of need for our guidance. Our aim is to be a trusted advisor and to inform, educate, inspire, and challenge philanthropy driven by Jewish values, and the philanthropists in our communities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  • The PJ Library Regional Parent Connector builds peer-to-peer relationships with families of young children, birth through six years old, and provides resources and community experiences that are relevant and of interest in their assigned region
  • East Bay Regions include Northern Alameda County centered around Berkeley and Southern Alameda County
  • This position is 10 hours per week with a monthly budget for programming expenses and is expected to be employed for one year
  • Create and maintain meaningful relationships with unconnected and under-connected Jewish families in the identified region
  • Build a network of families who participate in Jewish experiences together, and help each other along their “Jewish journey”
  • Meet individually with new families for 1:1 meet-ups, one to two times each week
  • Connect small groups of 2-3 families together, two to three times each month
  • Host gatherings for larger groups, 5+ families together, every second month
  • Connect families to Jewish community life by encouraging attendance at organizational family programs, and connect families to structured Jewish education (preschools, day camps, synagogues, day school, and alternative Jewish educational programs)
  • Identify and mentor parent leaders for monthly parent-led friendship groups, of 4-6 family groups, based on affinity/interest within the region
  • Meet with ‘friendship group’ leader monthly during the founding year for the group
  • Participate in onboarding training and weekly check-in calls with direct Manager, PJ Library Bay Area
  • Actively enroll 2-3 new families in PJ Library each month
  • Assist in marketing PJ Library and PJ Library Bay Area and community events for children with young families by engaging directly with PJ Library Bay Area social media, posting on a closed Facebook site for Jewish families, and other social media outlets
  • Closely track and report on each Jewish family connection made in their region each week
  • Attend specified professional development opportunities offered throughout the year

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES

  • Background in Jewish education, early childhood education, and/or family engagement helpful
  • An excellent communicator, verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and needs
  • Having a growth and learning mindset
  • Demonstrate a proactive and consistent approach to performing all job functions
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for the Jewish community, its customs, and practices

COMPENSATION

Salary range: $40.00/per hour

TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires and is planning a hybrid work model of currently working one day a week in our office. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.

Boston, MA

Chief Executive Officer, CFLeads

The Organization

Position Overview

Chief Executive Officer
CFLeads

Boston, MA

Helping community foundations advance their community leadership practice to build thriving communities.

THE SEARCH

CFLeads, a national network of community foundations committed to community leadership, seeks a strategic, passionate, and equity-focused Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to further its mission and guide the organization to the next phase of evolution, impact, and growth. CFLeads works with hundreds of community foundations, large and small, urban and rural, committed to moving beyond grantmaking and serving as charitable banks to deepen their impact in their communities. CFLeads supports community foundations as they create positive change in their communities using the Community Leadership Framework and peer-to-peer learning and support. What was once a “coalition of the willing” is now a national movement of community foundations helping to build strong communities and advocate for better outcomes for all by insisting on racial equity, amplifying community voice, and influencing public policy and systems.

Today, CFLeads offers a wide range of peer learning opportunities designed to help community foundations grow their capacity for community leadership. By working with community foundations of all sizes from across the country, CFLeads is uniquely positioned to identify and lift the opportunities, challenges, and changes in practice associated with community leadership.

The organization has an annual operating budget of $3.91 million. It will end FY2022 with $5.3 million in a Strategic Acceleration Fund in unrestricted funding, due largely to a generous gift of $5 million from MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett. Capitalizing on a 5-year strategic plan adopted by the board in May 2021, CFLeads seeks to continue to accelerate and scale its work.

CFLeads’ next leader will bring enthusiasm for the critical role that community foundations play in solving some of society’s most vexing challenges. They will also bring a proven commitment to civic leadership and a desire to support the field-building of community foundations. The CEO will serve as an inspirational leader, an influential communicator, an outstanding connector of people, a skilled fundraiser, and an effective strategic and organizational leader. They will also be a champion of racial equity and will work to represent CFLeads externally and internally, overseeing continued success, impact, and growth of the organization as well as continuing to develop and support a talented team of professionals and board members.

This incoming leader will work to develop programs and network opportunities that deepen community foundation expertise in community leadership and support public policy and systems change efforts. They will help to codify and collect CFLeads’ learnings for greater dissemination and shared learning and to generate national foundation support to ensure ongoing financial sustainability. The CEO will work to elevate CFLeads’ public profile and communications strategy to increase organizational visibility.

CFLeads is a national organization, with staff who work out of the Boston office and virtually. This leader must be prepared to travel extensively to visit community foundations across the country, for hosting events and convenings, and for spending time in Boston where the offices are located. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience, with an anticipated salary range of $250k to $300k.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

CFLeads has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications (including resumes and a 1 to 3-page long letter of interest responding to the opportunities and challenges outlined above should be directed in strict confidence to the search team at the link below. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

Rebecca Swartz, Haley Burrowes, and Sokeng Cleary

https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/8658

 

CFLeads is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. CFLeads is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

How To Apply

https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/8658

California, Texas, New York, Florida

Chief Development Officer, Start Early

The Organization

ABOUT START EARLY

Since its beginning in 1982, Start Early has persistently pursued a mission to advance quality early learning for families with children, before birth through their earliest years, to help close the opportunity gap. For many children, the odds are stacked against them before they are even born, and the impact lasts a lifetime. This is particularly true for those living in communities left under-resourced by decades of historical and institutional racism. The global coronavirus pandemic only further highlighted and exacerbated these inequities. Through direct service programs, professional development solutions, and research and policy efforts, and leveraging a growing body of scientific evidence about early brain development, Start Early is building capacity at every level, within homes and classrooms and across programs and systems, to develop and refine effective solutions towards equitable early childhood experiences. Private dollars are used to apply that science to develop innovative programs, and then leverage public funding to support their implementation and replication. Start Early’s ultimate vision is that every U.S. community has a comprehensive, equitable prenatal-to-five system that ensures that all children – regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic situation, geography, or ability – enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

THE POSITION

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is a newrole which represents an exciting opportunity to build capacity for next-level fundraising by the industry leader in the early childhood space. The CDO should be a confident, skilled listener and an equity-focused, results-driven leader who will provide overall leadership and strategic direction to meet Start Early’s annual and multi-year private revenue and strategic goals. The CDO oversees all development programs which include philanthropic gifts from individuals (from annual giving, major giving, and planned giving), foundations, donor advised funds, and corporations.

This proven leader will focus on developing and growing fundraising programs and initiatives, ensuring effective integration and collaboration across the organization and fidelity to Start Early’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) efforts. In addition to playing an active role in donor cultivation and solicitation, this individual will serve as an inspiring, visionary leader who will expand the current high-performing Development team into a fully national effort, centered on principles of equity and anti-racism, that maximizes new opportunities across foundation, individual, corporate, and other emergent revenue streams.

The CDO serves as a member of Start Early’s Executive Team and reports to the President. The CDO will lead a full-time staff which includes three direct reports: the Vice President, Development; the Managing Director, Strategic Advancement; and the Vice President, Educare Learning Network. To facilitate workplace flexibility and encourage travel, this individual may work remotely, ideally in a metropolitan city with a major airport.

MAJOR OBJECTIVES

Within the first 12 to 18 months, the CDO will achieve the following major objectives:

• Plan, develop, and implement a visionary, long-term strategic plan for Development that centers fundraising at the organization as part of the annual strategic and budget planning cycle

• Work closely with the Chief Marketing Officer to better translate organizational and programmatic strategy into compelling fundraising opportunities to grow and diversify the donor portfolio

• Center DEIB in Start Early’s fundraising, from what is being pitched, to how materials are presented, to diversifying the donor base

• Optimize the structure of the Development department and partner with the Business Development Operations team to manage progress of more robust and efficient fundraising program based on metrics, analytics, and best practices

• Collaborate closely with the President and Managing Director of Strategic Advancement to ensure existing donor relationships are maintained, and begin to transition ownership to Development

RESPONSIBILITIES

The CDO will have the following primary responsibilities:

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT

• Develop and implement a visionary, strategic development plan along with the infrastructure needed to support a sustainable, growing, comprehensive fundraising program and increases the pool of individual and corporate prospects and donors significantly, particularly in regions outside of Chicago, while centering Start Early’s DEIB commitments.

• Lead, build, inspire, and support a high-performing development team with clear portfolio assignments, ensuring strong moves management and increasing donor retention and engagement.

• Serve as a strategic advisor and thought partner to Executive Team, Development staff, and volunteers in terms of prospecting, cultivation, and donor strategy.

PHILANTHROPY

• Cultivate a culture of philanthropy across the organization that reflects Start Early’s DEIB commitments and anti-racist stance and that can be a model in the philanthropic sector, ensuring that all staff understand the role they play in helping to advance the organizational vision.

• Articulate the organization’s work in a way that is motivating to a wide range of donors and empowers fellow staff to communicate funding priorities by developing a strong “case for support” for the organization and key programs with clear, distinct impact stories that will resonate with funders.

• Directly manage a portfolio of Start Early’s top funders, focusing on a pipeline of six- and seven-figure prospects.

• Establish clear business development goals that position staff to grow large and diverse donor programs across revenue streams.

COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIPS

• Serve as an advocate for the Development team at leadership tables; collaborate with other department leaders and communicate Development’s vision, scope, and key priorities so that other divisions of the organization are developing strategies that are aligned with Development’s.

• Partner with the Vice-President, DEIB and with members of the Development staff and program teams to advocate for new, innovative, cutting-edge approaches to fundraising that center equity and maintain awareness of emerging trends in the sector.

• Partner with Chief Marketing Officer on shared vision and strategies for external relations and collaborate in the execution of projects such as the online giving program and mid-level giving program to ensure a healthy pipeline of new donors into the organization.

• Manage Board giving; in partnership with the Chief Marketing Officer, work with the Strategic Advancement Committee of the Board and fully leverage member involvement; collaborate with Board members to identify, qualify, and engage prospects.

• Oversee revenue tracking in partnership with Chief Financial Officer; collaborate with Finance team to ensure dollars are managed well and that donor intent is honored while also making sure organizational needs are met.

• Provide high-level oversight for special events, including Start Early’s annual luncheon, fully leveraging opportunities to engage donors and prospects.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following qualifications:

• At least seven to ten years of senior-level leadership experience managing successful comprehensive fundraising teams, with a track record of building and scaling development programs, particularly in the area of individual major gifts and/or corporate partnerships.

• Ability to tap into and expand upon a national network of donors.

• An entrepreneurial mindset that brings fresh perspective, takes risks, and makes new recommendations, respecting the history of how development has functioned previously but understanding what emerging best practices in fundraising look like.

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with storytelling acumen and the ability to translate complex information into widely accessible and donor-friendly materials.

• Strong mentorship and team leadership skills with the ability to cultivate an environment in which staff are set up to succeed.

• A mindset of abundance that fosters collaboration between Start Early and partner organizations and facilitates collective fundraising for shared objectives.

• The ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and seek input from a wide variety of sources, including actively seeking and hearing perspectives outside of one’s own, while also balancing that with firm decision-making skills.

• DEIB expertise; demonstrated success incorporating equity into all aspects of the fundraising process and an ability to access new funders who prioritize DEIB principles and who represent diverse backgrounds.

• Experience with analytics and with using data to inform strategy.

• An understanding of how to craft strong relationships in a remote environment and forge cross-departmental camaraderie, particularly between Program and Development colleagues.

• The ability to bring others along in promoting a strong organizational vision within a rapidly evolving environment.

• Confident yet humble in presenting themselves on equal footing with other executive leaders and donors.

• A knowledge of public grant opportunities with an understanding of how to best leverage those revenue streams.

• Solid financial management skills with experience in fundraising and budget analysis, forecasting, and planning.

• Technological proficiency, including experience with donor management fundraising software applications, calendar management, and database entry.

• Ability to travel as necessary and attend program and fundraising activities as needed, including evenings and weekends.

• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience is required.

We recognize that few candidates might meet every single piece of knowledge, experience, or education listed here. Research shows that women and people of color, among many other historically excluded groups, are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Start Early is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your qualifications don’t perfectly align with everything in the job description, we still encourage you to apply!

How To Apply

Start Early has retained Campbell & Company to conduct this search. The team for this project includes Joey Scheiber, Abigail Husain, and Kris McFeely.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Abigail Husain

Associate Consultant, Executive Search

abigail.husain@campbellcompany.com

(312) 436.2348 direct

Central NC

Donor Engagement Officer, Central, North Carolina Community Foundation

The Organization

NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions, and scholarships. NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

Position Overview

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) has an opening for a donor engagement officer serving the central region.

The donor engagement officer (DEO) for the central region provides philanthropic support and customer service to the Foundation’s fundholders in central North Carolina including general fund education, grantmaking research and expertise, and collaboration with development staff on fund growth opportunities and legacy planning. This role embraces and models values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all NCCF operations as we advance our mission.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating relationships with fundholders in central North Carolina and ensures that fundholders receive superior customer service from the Foundation
  • Responding to fundholder needs, requests, and inquiries; provide education and problem-solving support; ensure funds remain active and operate according to fundholders’ philanthropic intentions, legal and regulatory requirements, and NCCF policies; and engage NCCF staff with relevant expertise as needed
  • Managing relationships with donor advised fundholders in central North Carolina through work such as defining grantmaking goals, educating on community needs, researching nonprofit organizations, facilitating impactful grants, and ensuring fund remains active
  • Managing relationships with agency fundholders in central North Carolina through work such as engaging with the organization’s leadership and board to educate and answer questions about endowments, investment performance and, in collaboration with development officer, strategies for endowment growth
  • Managing relationships with designated and scholarship funds in central North Carolina through work such as answering questions about endowments, investment performance and grantmaking/awards, and engaging NCCF staff with relevant expertise as needed
  • Working collaboratively with regional development officer to engage and orient new fundholders to the Foundation
  • Working collaboratively with the VP of Development & Donor Engagement and central region development officer to identify prospective fundholders to engage in repeat gifts, deeper engagement in the work of the Foundation, legacy planning, and/or gifts to NCCF Operating Endowment, create, plan and implement fundholder communication, education, engagement activities and special initiatives.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • High level of customer service orientation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, competency in public speaking, and strong collaboration and influencing skills
  • Maintains mutually beneficial partnerships with other functions across the Foundation
  • Achieves success using skills to develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships
  • Proficient in a variety of word processing, database, presentation tools, and social media platforms, including Microsoft tools, and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to training in soft skills and technical skills
  • Demonstrates support for innovation and development to improve effectiveness and efficiency
  • Deep interest in and commitment to the work of the North Carolina Community Foundation, with a demonstrated commitment to the central North Carolina area, its people and their concerns
  • Flexible and responsive to development opportunities as they arise
  • Ability to make decisions about how to manage multiple tasks and organize own workload
  • Ability to implement changes provided by management

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in philanthropic/nonprofit sector, development, donor engagement, or community relations, including five or more years of work experience

Region served:

  • The following counties are included in the central NC region: Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Randolph, Rockingham, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne and Wilson
  • The person in this position is expected to travel extensively within the region.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to work with a committed, engaged team.

How To Apply

Are you the ideal candidate? Please email a cover letter and resumé to recruiter@nccommunityfoundation.org. No phone calls, please. The deadline for submittal is Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. NCCF is an equal opportunity employer.

Donor Engagement Officer, Central, North Carolina Community Foundation

The Organization

NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions, and scholarships. NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

Position Overview

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) has an opening for a donor engagement officer serving the central region.

The donor engagement officer (DEO) for the central region provides philanthropic support and customer service to the Foundation’s fundholders in central North Carolina including general fund education, grantmaking research and expertise, and collaboration with development staff on fund growth opportunities and legacy planning. This role embraces and models values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all NCCF operations as we advance our mission.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating relationships with fund holders in central North Carolina and ensures that fund holders receive superior customer service from the Foundation
  • Responding to fund holders needs, requests, and inquiries; provide education and problem-solving support; ensure funds remain active and operate according to fund holders’ philanthropic intentions, legal and regulatory requirements, and NCCF policies; and engage NCCF staff with relevant expertise as needed
  • Managing relationships with donor advised fund holders in central North Carolina through work such as defining grantmaking goals, educating on community needs, researching nonprofit organizations, facilitating impactful grants, and ensuring fund remains active
  • Managing relationships with agency fund holders in central North Carolina through work such as engaging with the organization’s leadership and board to educate and answer questions about endowments, investment performance and, in collaboration with development officer, strategies for endowment growth
  • Managing relationships with designated and scholarship funds in central North Carolina through work such as answering questions about endowments, investment performance and grantmaking/awards, and engaging NCCF staff with relevant expertise as needed
  • Working collaboratively with regional development officer to engage and orient new fundholders to the Foundation
  • Working collaboratively with the VP of Development & Donor Engagement and central region development officer to identify prospective fundholders to engage in repeat gifts, deeper engagement in the work of the Foundation, legacy planning, and/or gifts to NCCF Operating Endowment, create, plan and implement fundholder communication, education, engagement activities and special initiatives.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • High level of customer service orientation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, competency in public speaking, and strong collaboration and influencing skills
  • Maintains mutually beneficial partnerships with other functions across the Foundation
  • Achieves success using skills to develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships
  • Proficient in a variety of word processing, database, presentation tools, and social media platforms, including Microsoft tools, and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to training in soft skills and technical skills
  • Demonstrates support for innovation and development to improve effectiveness and efficiency
  • Deep interest in and commitment to the work of the North Carolina Community Foundation, with a demonstrated commitment to the central North Carolina area, its people and their concerns
  • Flexible and responsive to development opportunities as they arise
  • Ability to make decisions about how to manage multiple tasks and organize own workload
  • Ability to implement changes provided by management

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in philanthropic/nonprofit sector, development, donor engagement, or community relations, including five or more years of work experience

Region served:

  • The following counties are included in the central NC region: Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Randolph, Rockingham, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne and Wilson
  • The person in this position is expected to travel extensively within the region.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to work with a committed, engaged team.

How To Apply

Are you the ideal candidate? Please email a cover letter and resumé to recruiter@nccommunityfoundation.org. No phone calls, please. The deadline for submittal is Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. NCCF is an equal opportunity employer.

Columbus / hybrid

Director of Public Policy, Philanthropy Ohio

The Organization

Philanthropy Ohio is a statewide membership association that leads and equips Ohio philanthropy to be effective partners for change in our communities. Working towards a vision of a just and vibrant Ohio through impactful philanthropy, our dedicated staff helps members achieve their charitable goals by advocating, educating, convening and collaborating – all with an equity lens.

Members are community and private foundations, corporate contributions programs, individuals, giving circles, government, federated funds including United Ways and other grantmaking organizations. Incorporated in 1984, Philanthropy Ohio is a 501(c) (3) organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a regional office (serving northern Ohio) located in Cleveland. Our nearly 200 Philanthropy Ohio members hold over $50 billion in assets and provide over $4 billion in grants to nonprofit organizations that work to improve our communities.

Read more about us at www.philanthropyohio.org.

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

Position Overview

Philanthropy Ohio Job Posting

Position: Director, Public Policy

Reports to: Vice President, Public Policy

Location: Columbus and Temporarily Remote

Position Summary:

The Director, Public Policy, supports the organization’s advocacy strategies for internal and external audiences by: developing and implementing annual legislative agendas; building relationships with state and federal policy makers; monitoring and reporting on issues and legislation; managing member coalitions and affinity groups; and educating members on key policy issues. This is a full-time exempt position, working 37.5 hours per week, based in the Columbus office. Some travel is required.

Starting salary range: $ 56,000 – $65,000.

Philanthropy Ohio offers 15 days paid vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits, medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, and a collegial work environment. Philanthropy Ohio is currently operating in a hybrid work environment that includes remote and in-office work; the hybrid work schedule is reevaluated periodically and subject to change.

 

Strategy:

  • Lead the development and implementation of annual work plans for priority policy initiatives, coalitions and affinity groups
  • Research and draft content for policy briefs, newsletters and special reports
  • Monitor legislative and executive department activity related to priority policy areas
  • Schedule, prepare for and lead meetings with state and federal policy makers

Policy:

  • Plan and deliver policy-focused learning events
  • Lead advocacy and lobbying activities in priority policy areas
  • Engage members and the President & CEO in advocacy and lobbying activities as appropriate
  • Support the Vice President and the Public Policy Committee
  • Support fundraising efforts to fund policy initiatives
  • Attend policy related conferences when needed

 

Management:

  • Maintain primary relationship with members as assigned by the customer relationship management plan

Cross collaboration:

  • Coordinates policy-focused learning events with Programs & Learning Team
  • Collaborates with Programs & Learning Team to develop and deliver policy-focused sessions at the annual conference
  • Collaborates with Communications Director to develop policy-related materials
  • Collaborates with the United Philanthropy Forum on federal policy issues
  • Participates in Directors’ Internal Work Group

  

Minimum Qualifications for the position

Experience:

  • 5 -7 years of experience in government, public policy, philanthropy or nonprofit settings;
  • 4-year college degree in public policy/administration, political science or similar degree required, MA preferred

Skills:

  • Strong research and analysis, project management, written and verbal communications, ability to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities

Characteristics:

  • Interpersonal skills with strong commitment to high quality member service, attention to detail, well-organized, collaborative team approach, creative, innovative and continuous improvement orientation

Qualifications common to all positions

  • Commitment to our core values of Community, Courage, Voice, Integrity and Equity
  • Good interpersonal skills with strong service orientation
  • Attention to detail, ability to produce high quality work products
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of settings and styles
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience with or interest in learning about organized philanthropy

How To Apply

Applicants must send both a cover letter and resume no later than November 1, 2022 to employment@philanthropyohio.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Denver, CO

Grants Program Director, The Colorado Trust

The Organization

The Colorado Trust
The Colorado Trust is a grantmaking foundation dedicated to ensuring all Coloradans can thrive. When the nonprofit PSL Healthcare Corporation was sold to a for-profit organization in 1985, the proceeds of the sale were used to create The Colorado Trust. Since then, The Colorado Trust has provided funding and resources to people and organizations across Colorado that are working to make positive changes in their communities. We work side by side with Coloradans, including people who have been left out of decision-making and are directly impacted by hardships. The Colorado Trust also provides grants and support to organizations advocating for local and statewide policies that have a positive impact on people’s well-being.

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

General Description
The grants program director works within the Grants Department at The Colorado Trust to execute the strategic direction of the grants program strategy as developed by and reporting to the vice president of grants & impact. This position is responsible for day-to-day management and supervision of all remote and on-site resource managers and support staff; providing hands-on team leadership and working collaboratively across all Colorado Trust departments and cross-disciplinary teams; and being outcomes- and process-oriented, and results-driven. The grants program director serves as an employee at will of The Colorado Trust.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with staff at all levels in the organization to oversee, support and provide input into current and future strategies, assuring alignment with the foundation’s strategic goals and objectives
  • Work with other strategy leads to identify and act upon cross-strategy alignment opportunities
  • Contribute to building an organizational culture, processes, trainings and tools that support continual learning and improvement
  • In consultation with the vice president of grants & impact, oversee the operational approach, execution and support for the grants program strategy
  • Meet goals and performance indicators within strategic plans for the execution of the grants program strategy
  • Maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with staff colleagues and external partners, including consultants and contractors related to the strategy
  • Serve as a member of the Grants Department senior leadership team
  • Lead the grants program strategy towards achieving outcomes while learning, evolving and improving the strategy as needed
  • Co-design and ensure participation in strategy evaluation activities, and assure strategic learning across grants program issues, funding areas and communities
  • Work with program managers and their teams to implement strategy-wide capacity-building advocacy and media initiatives
  • Model working within communities and with community leaders statewide, engaging nonprofit, for-profit and public institutions in deepening their understanding of health equity in their communities, including their understanding of how health is affected by the complex interplay of systemic racism, classism, sexism and other systems of oppression, and the way policies create and maintain those systems
  • Hire and supervise consultants and contractors who support programmatic work; or, when appropriate, provide advice/input on such hiring and supervision decisions
  • Work with the vice president of grants & impact to develop and present grant program strategy recommendations and reports for consideration by the senior staff team and The Colorado Trust Board of Trustees
  • Work with the Communications Department to develop internal and external communications related to the grants program strategy and outcomes
  • Work with the Research, Evaluation & Strategic Learning Department to develop evaluations and publications tied to the grants program strategy
  • Work with the Finance & Operations Department to assure that fiscal practices advance and support Colorado Trust grant strategies, and work with Grants Department staff to support strategy budget responsibilities
  • Support and advance the professional development of strategy staff
  • Serve on Colorado Trust internal committees, working groups and external organizations and associations as requested
  • Maintain confidentiality with respect to the business and affairs of the foundation
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
The grants program director shall be a person who has:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of eight years in a leadership role with personnel management experience
  • Experience with or understanding of philanthropy and foundations
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in leading and supporting collaborative teams and teamwork
  • Demonstrated experience with or understanding of working with remote staff to create a cohesive organizational identity, culture and structure
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health equity, social justice and social determinants of health, and an understanding of and appreciation for how these affect people’s lives
  • Strong decision-making and critical thinking skills that will result in the efficient and effective functioning of the grants program strategy
  • Ability to think and act analytically and strategically in the design, implementation and execution of strategy outcomes
  • Knowledge and understanding of how local, regional, state and federal policies and systems create and maintain health inequities for those most affected, and how systems change occurs
  • Awareness of and respect for cultural differences across populations, communities and geographic areas, and an appreciation of the social and cultural histories of communities participating in grant strategies
  • Understanding of group dynamics, adult learning, conflict-resolution practices and ways that social change occurs, both in an organization and in the communities in which it works
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to guide, direct and coach and grow staff to achieve excellence
  • Experience and proficiency with technology, Microsoft applications, project management and video-conferencing tools (e.g., Basecamp, Salesforce, Zoom), budgeting and accounting software (e.g., Intacct), and payroll and staff management software (e.g., Paylocity)
  • Ability to complete required travel to Colorado Trust offices, site visits to communities The Colorado Trust serves and/or to locations related to relationship development, community outreach, convenings, conferences and professional development
  • Additional preferred qualifications:
    • Proficiency in Spanish or other languages spoken in Colorado
    • Master’s degree in related field or equivalent experience
    • A track record of continuing professional development.

Personal Attributes

  • Passion for and commitment to The Colorado Trust’s health equity vision, and its mission of advancing the health and well-being of the people of Colorado
  • Ability to maintain cooperative, supportive and productive relationships with Colorado Trust staff and trustees, grantees, community members and other funders, and to collaborate effectively across all Colorado Trust departments
  • Ability to represent The Colorado Trust in public and community settings, make presentations and communicate effectively with grantees, partners, media and other stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds, especially across race, ethnicity, gender, and class
  • Commitment to issues of community, diversity, equity, integrity and fairness
  • Comfort serving collaborative teams of colleagues both on-site and in remote locations
  • Ongoing commitment to improving skills and knowledge acquisition
  • Ability to manage confidential issues with discretion
  • Action-oriented initiative-taker who can work well independently and in teams
  • Ability to effectively manage time and meet deadlines
  • Comfort creating and adhering to organized systems within flexible and dynamic community environments.

Salary and Benefits
$148,000-$187,000 annually. The Trust offers its employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, a retirement plan, group life insurance and paid time off.

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

The deadline to apply for this position is 5 p.m. MST on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

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

Denver, CO

Senior Program Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce an opening for the position of Senior Program Officer. This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s strategies, necessitating an enterprise-wide perspective and the ability to both craft strategy and do the detailed work of implementing it. This position also has at its core active community engagement, discerning between potential paths of action and choosing a path that will create impact, recommending and managing grants, and working with the Foundation’s other departments such as policy and communications to leverage opportunities for strategic impact. The Senior Program Officer will be working on the Foundation’s priorities of Capacity Building and Community Solutions, as well as leading our Advocacy priority and our locally-focused work in two communities.

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

Ideal candidates will:

  • have a strong understanding of and experience with public policy, advocacy work, community organizing efforts, and/or other related pathways to policy change and civic reform work.
  • feel comfortable engaging in complex conversations around health equity and the Foundation’s strategies and centering race in our work.
  • be skilled at critical thinking, problem solving, and have an ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity.
  • create conditions that allow internal and external groups to plan, develop and implement work, including facilitation of those groups
  • provide coaching, consultation, and other support to internal staff, as well as people and organizations externally, that allows them to tap into their capacity in a way that helps them accomplish their goals
  • enjoy the challenge of crafting the big picture strategy, while also figuring out how that needs to be turned into action
  • has the attention to detail required of managing a large workload of multiple projects and relationships in a fast-paced and ever evolving workplace, without losing sight of our mission.
  • excel in developing relationships with various partners and stakeholders; producing written summaries and recommendations; managing multiple projects with consistency, timeliness and accuracy; exhibiting a high level of self-awareness and a desire to learn.
  • have a deep understanding of the communities we serve, including communities of color, rural communities, and neighborhoods or regions that face the greatest health inequities.
  • have a broad understanding of the social determinants of health, community-based work, and philanthropy.
  • be able to work both independently and collaboratively, within and across teams.
  • have motivation to identify issues, innovate solutions, and continuously improve practice.

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

A Bachelor’s Degree that would prepare you to do the work of community change, centering health equity and eight years’ of experience. Preference will be given to applicants with extensive experience in capacity building, built environment, and /or community development. Background with immigrant and refugee communities preferred.

It’s an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.6 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The starting range for this 128,387 – $150,761 paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits.  This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. We work on a hybrid schedule of three days in-office (required) and two days remote.  The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

How To Apply

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

This position closes on October 2, 2022.

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.https://recruitingbypaycor.com/career/CareerHome.action?clientId=8aa005063388231001338fa23a750023

Denver, CO

Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Foundation is pleased to announce the position of Senior Learning & Evaluation Officer. The senior officer leads L&E support for several of the Foundation’s strategies. They play an integral role in helping the Foundation assess progress and impact for these strategies, and supports staff in the design and refinement of organizational strategies. In addition, they bring an enterprise-wide perspective and provide support across the organization around evidence and learning. For the strategy teams they support, the senior officer is responsible for creating and implementing comprehensive strategies for collecting evidence, designing and deploying evaluation studies, and engaging the teams in learning that both informs future strategy work and assesses existing work. This position plays a key role in supporting the senior director of learning & evaluation in developing and implementing how the L&E department does its core work around strategic support, assessing progress and impact, creating learning, and knowledge management. The senior officer also leads aspects of organizational capacity building around evidence and learning, as well as creating and overseeing structures and practices for the learning & evaluation team to improve and innovate their own practices.

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

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the following key areas:

·  Expertise in designing evaluations to assess the progress and impact of strategy

·  Expertise leading the design and implementation of learning practices for groups or organizations, with strong facilitation and group process skills

·  Expertise incorporating evidence and learning into planning and implementation of organizational strategy

·  Demonstrated ability to center principles of equity in evaluation, learning and strategy work

·  Superb skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and an ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity

·  Ability to design and coordinate multifaceted and complex projects involving multiple stakeholders

·  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, within and across teams

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

·  Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Candidates must possess:

·  Bachelor’s degree

·  Minimum 8 years in lead roles that involved generating evidence, and supporting stakeholders to apply evidence to strategy decisions through robust learning practices

·  A valid Colorado driver’s license is required for travel throughout the state.

It’s an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.6 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The salary range for this position is $95,872 – $129,433 per year, paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits.  The starting salary will be based on experience. This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. We work on a hybrid schedule of three days in-office (required) and two days remote.  The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

How To Apply

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

This position closes on 10/23/22

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

Denver, CO

Learning & Evaluation Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

The Foundation is pleased to announce the position of Learning & Evaluation Officer. The officer leads L&E support for several of the Foundation’s strategies. They play an integral role in helping the Foundation assess its progress and impact for these strategies, and supports staff in the design and refinement of organizational strategies. As part of this work, the officer is responsible for overseeing the collection of evidence, designing and deploying evaluation studies, and engaging the teams in learning that both informs future strategy work and assesses existing work. This position is responsible for implementing the L&E team’s approaches to strategic support, assessing progress and impact, creating learning, and knowledge management for each of the strategy teams they support – with an emphasis on being able to tailor planning and actions to the context and priorities of each strategy team. They contribute to capacity-building around evidence and learning, and participate in reflection on the L&E team’s own practices with the intent of improving practice.

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

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in the following key areas:

·         Experience designing evaluations to assess the progress and impact of strategy

·         Experience helping groups or organizations integrate evidence into their decisions

·         Experience designing and implementing learning practices, with strong facilitation and group process skills

·         Demonstrated ability to center principles of equity in evaluation, learning and strategy work

·         Superb skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and an ability to make decisions and see paths forward even when there is considerable ambiguity

·         Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, within and across teams

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

·         Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Candidates must possess:

·         Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years in lead roles that involved designing evaluation and learning practices, or

·         Additional relevant education (masters or PhD) and three years’ relevant experience.

·         A valid Colorado driver’s license is required for travel throughout the state.

It’s an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.6 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. Additional benefits are a robust benefit and wellness package, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The salary range for this position is $71,199 – $96,291 per year, paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits.  The starting salary will be based on experience. This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. We work on a hybrid schedule of three days in-office (required) and two days remote.  The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

How To Apply

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

This position closes on 10/23/22

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

Downers Grove, IL (Metro Chicago)

President & CEO, DuPage Foundation

The Organization

DuPage Foundation
www.dupagefoundation.org

Grounded in the desire to strengthen community participation and investment in DuPage County, DuPage Foundation is the county’s philanthropic leader.  To raise the quality of life for DuPage County residents, the Foundation has positioned itself as a resource and guide. The Foundation responds to needs and pain points in DuPage County by creating a channel for those who wish to make a difference. Facilitating personalized and meaningful change in DuPage County, DuPage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that partners with residents and organizations to help nurture and direct their charitable contributions.

Since its inception in 1986, DuPage Foundation has seen incredible growth. In the past five years, the Foundation has nearly doubled its assets and team. This is a testament to the partnerships DuPage Foundation has built and continues to grow.  The Foundation is passionate about creating change in DuPage County, and it does so by strengthening community involvement and understanding its partners’ unique charitable goals.

DuPage County has a population of 930,759, and the median household income is $94,930.  The county comprises substantial pockets of wealth alongside many low-income communities. This means there are individuals and communities in need of support in DuPage County, but there are also individuals and organizations who are looking for ways to help. The Foundation builds energy around charitable giving in the communities it serves while providing a vehicle to pool resources and drive meaningful change.

Position Overview

Scope and Responsibilities
The Board of Trustees seeks its next leader to guide DuPage Foundation’s vision of raising the quality of life throughout DuPage County.  The Foundation has grown to more than $130 million in assets and awarded more than $65 million in grants to not-for-profits serving the residents of DuPage County and beyond.

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Preserve and expand the Foundation’s reputation as a valuable community asset, neutral convener, and proactive collaborator. Ensure all strategies, programs, and communications reinforce the Foundation’s brand and expand awareness of the Foundation’s critical role in DuPage County and the broader philanthropic sector.
  • Serve as the chief asset developer. Engage the Board of Trustees, committee members and staff to achieve the Foundation’s fund-raising goals.
  • Serve as an inspiring, credible, and persuasive spokesperson for the Foundation. As the public face of DuPage Foundation, be able to engage with a variety of audiences, promoting awareness and sparking interest in the Foundation’s work in addressing community issues. Be visible in the community by attending events and participating in activities of civic, professional, business, and community organizations.
  • Inspire confidence and trust with transparency in all activities of the Foundation.
  • Lead on the development and execution of the strategic plan to drive the Foundation’s growth and expand its impact.
  • Work closely with the Chair, Executive Committee, committee chairs and senior staff to set organizational impact goals and develop tools to measure progress.
  • Identify and engage strategic partners to achieve the Foundation’s goals, expanding connectivity to include partnerships within the business community of DuPage County.
  • Make decisions firmly and swiftly amidst ambiguous and complex situations.
  • Ensure that a comprehensive hiring process, a commitment to professional development, and the recognition of staff retains a talented, high-performing team passionate about the Foundation’s mission.
  • Provide inspiring and motivating leadership to foundation staff, maintaining an atmosphere of inclusion where everyone feels respected, all voices matter and consensus can be built. Lead by example in developing and mentoring foundation team members.
  • Manage organizational risk through policy development and adherence, continuous industry research, and the implementation of checks and balances.
  • Be directly responsible for the Board Development, Bylaws, Executive and Strategic Planning committees.  Serve ex-officio on all committees.
  • Oversee Board meeting agenda preparation and conduct follow-up activities.
  • Implement the Board’s decisions, policies, and directives.
  • Supervise four direct reports heading up advancement, communications, finance, and programs.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree with advanced degree or professional certification preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in not-for-profit leadership required.
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills among diverse constituent groups.
  • Demonstrated commitment to philanthropy and community service.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and relational databases.
  • Knowledge of the local community and philanthropic landscape a plus.

Core Competencies:  Relationship Building, Strategic Vision, Leadership, Coaching, Mentoring, Decision Making, Integrity, Communication, Diplomacy, Financial Acumen, Fund Raising

Personal / Professional Attributes

  • Outstanding communication skills with high emotional intelligence, the ability to listen well, make persuasive proposals, and overcome concerns and delays.
  • A self-starter with the ability to build authentic relationships and rapport, including those with high-net worth social circles.
  • Innovative, forward thinker with an understanding of how to utilize branding and marketing to build a powerful reputation.
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Willingness to work overtime including evenings and weekends.

How To Apply

DHR Global’s Nonprofit Practice has been retained by DuPage Foundation to assist with this search.  To apply, please send a resume and cover via email to  DuPageFoundationPresident@dhrglobal.com.

Durham, NC

Program Officer, Blue Cross NC Foundation

The Organization

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation is a private, charitable foundation established as an independent entity by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in 2000. Over the past two decades, the organization has worked with – and supported – nonprofit organizations, government entities, and community partnerships across the state, investing $190 million into North Carolina through nearly 1,300 grants, collaborations, and special initiatives. Within its focus areas of early childhood, healthy communities, healthy food, and oral health, the Foundation strives to address the key drivers of health, taking a flexible approach designed to meet identified needs in partnership with the community.

Position Overview

Our grantees work toward making North Carolina one of the healthiest states in the nation by identifying and addressing root-cause inequities and transforming systems that impact health. We are seeking a colleague who will identify, engage, and support our grantees and other partners to cultivate systems and policy change with a specific focus on developing a more robust and diverse health care workforce to meet the primary and behavioral health needs of everyone in North Carolina. We want a leader who will thrive in, and contribute to, a collaborative environment and work cross-functionally with a diverse network of grantees, institutions, professional organizations, internal teammates, and other partners to develop, implement, learn from, and refine our strategies to improve access to care in North Carolina.

Program Officers are integral to carrying out the Foundation’s approach to:

  • Advance system changes to address inequities at the root-cause level
  • Amplify community voice; elevate the experience and wisdom of, and accountability to, those who experience inequities
  • Advance health equity, with an explicit focus on racial equity, as a shared priority in our organization, grantee communities, and state

What You’ll Do

Develop, Implement, and Refine Strategy for Impact

  • Build relationships with potential grant applicants, advocates, organizational and institutional leaders, state government, funders, and other stakeholders to support the Foundation’s goals while leveraging emerging trends and opportunities for partnership.
  • Design and implement program strategies consistent with the Foundation’s vision and goals to scale what works and contribute to population-level health changes and reduced inequities.
  • Develop learning and feedback loops to generate insights and recommend changes to strategy.
  • Participate in meetings and site visits around the state and nationally to represent the Foundation, stay current on new developments in the field, and bring back takeaways to the team to refine process, programming, and strategy.
  • Develop and implement meaningful and reflective touchpoints (convenings, meetings, etc.) with internal and external stakeholders to support peer-to-peer connections, learning, and alignment building, and contribute to ongoing emergent strategy.

Support Grantees as a Thought Partner and Advocate

  • Engage directly with grantees – at the individual level, and in cohorts – to support their work through capacity building, connections to resources, and facilitating introductions to support their goals.
  • Support and develop a dynamic portfolio of investments including grants, contracts, and consultant relationships. Provide end-to-end management including needs assessment, scoping, developing RFPs, contracting, and monitoring.
  • Work with potential grant applicants to support the development of strong and strategically aligned grant proposals. Represent those funding proposals in staff and board review processes.
  • Create feedback loops to ensure learning and grantee perspective inform emergent strategy.

Contribute to the Team, Organization, and Field of Philanthropy

  • Work collaboratively on a team; contribute to the development of practices and processes to maximize learning and disseminate knowledge to create impact more broadly or at scale.
  • Lead with influence externally and internally, including mentoring other staff; creating space for all to participate in learning and relationship building; and providing oversight to contractors, interns, or others as assigned.
  • Document and share (through presentations and publications) grantee activities for the purposes of learning, influence, and field building.
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement with respect to both strategy and operations to enhance grantee experience and increase impact.
  • Fully bilingual program officers will be resourced to act as full partners with other staff across the organization in the development and implementation of practices to improve applicant and grantee experience for organizations that prefer to work in Spanish.

Qualities We Love

Alignment with Our Values and Approach

  • Personal commitment to equity and alignment with our organizational values.
  • Desire to work as part of a team, with the ability to thrive independently.
  • Approach the work with a focus on building and strengthening relationships.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Effective communicator, customer service oriented, and ability to think and act simultaneously at a macro and tactical level.
  • Passionate about advancing the health of the people of North Carolina.

Growth Mindset

  • Passion for continuous improvement, learning, and growth.
  • Comfort with ambiguity.
  • Open to new ideas, with an ability to innovate and take risks in pursuit of high-impact solutions.
  • Willingness to embrace and work through challenges.
  • Adaptable and flexible; able to shift and prioritize.
  • Possess an “all-hands-on-deck” spirit.

Inclusive and Team Oriented 

  • Committed to supporting success of the team, grantees, and other external partners and willing to provide mentorship in areas of expertise.
  • Highly collaborative with deep listening skills and an asset-based approach; a champion for inclusion and collaboration.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to influence, engage, coach, and mentor direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain trust with a diverse set of partners – staff, board, community.
  • Ability to delegate, influence outcomes, and provide feedback in a positive and constructive manner without a direct supervisory relationship.

Prior Experience or Demonstrated Skills

  • Existing knowledge of, and/or experience working within, systems related to health care workforce training or retention, diversity and equity in a health or education setting, or workforce policy – with an interest in developing new areas of expertise to support the mission as needed.
  • Experience in advocacy, communications, coalition building, and/or leadership development.
  • Experience working across sectors and with individuals with a variety of types of leadership experience.
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector.
  • Ability to both prioritize and manage multiple bodies of work, stakeholders, and deadlines.
  • Commitment to systems change grounded by connection to community.
  • Fully bilingual applicants (Spanish) are encouraged to apply.

Hiring Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 5 years’ experience in program management or demonstrated impact in a specialized area of focus for the Foundation, with a strong preference for experience with systems that shape the health care workforce.
  • Strong analytical, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Strong project management skills, and a proven ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Oriented to supporting the success of the team including grantees and other external partners.
  • Ability to travel inside and outside of North Carolina; as much as 20% in-state (primarily day trips/site visits) and quarterly outside North Carolina for conferences and events.
  • The Foundation operates under Blue Cross NC’s “Hybrid Flex” policy with a balance of time in work from home, work-related travel (meetings, site visits, conferences), and time at the Foundation’s Durham location.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted via the Blue Cross NC Careers page. A link to this listing will be provided on this site on Friday, September 30.  The posting will close on Sunday, October 9 at 11:59 pm.

**Please include at the end of your resume a one paragraph explanation of why you are a strong candidate for the position. Please do not submit a cover letter; the required paragraph is in lieu of a letter.

We will not begin to contact candidates for further information until after the posting closes.

Florida and Louisiana

Foundation Professional, The Humana Foundation

The Organization

About the Humana Foundation

The Humana Foundation was established in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies. Located in Louisville, Ky., the Foundation seeks to co-create communities where leadership, culture, and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes. For more information, visit humanafoundation.org.

About the Humana Foundation

The Humana Foundation was established in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies. Located in Louisville, Ky., the Foundation seeks to co-create communities where leadership, culture, and systems work to improve and sustain positive health outcomes. For more information, visit humanafoundation.org.

Humana and The Humana Foundation are dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility. Our goal is to ensure that every business decision we make reflects our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our members, our employees, the communities we serve, and our planet.

About Humana

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

Position Overview

Foundation Professional – FL

job requisition id R-288639

Description

The Foundation Professional is responsible for executing strategies in support of the Foundation’s funding, research, and programmatic goals by identifying innovative regional and/or national programs which directly aim to address community-identified needs such as social isolation (loneliness, belonging) and food security (food deserts).

Responsibilities

The Foundation Professional is responsible for executing strategies in support of the Foundation’s funding, research, and programmatic goals by identifying innovative regional and/or national programs which directly aim to address community-identified needs such as social isolation (loneliness, belonging) and food security (food deserts). The Foundation Professional will grow an intimate understanding of the needs of organizations, community, and individuals in the geography in which they are assigned. The Foundation Professional is an effective project manager that can engage multiple grantees and stakeholders at once, manage grantee relationships using both trust and metrics, drive grantees toward adapting or driving best practices, and evaluating grantee outcomes. The Foundation Professional will also ensure programs within the assigned portfolio operate within the spirit of the Foundation’s objectives and strategy by facilitating on-time delivery and managing towards meeting grant outcomes and outputs.

The Foundation Professional , with supervision, may co-create or design programs that accelerate the Humana Foundation’s larger innovation and design, pilot and research objectives. These programs or partnerships seek to transform the current local landscape or drive toward national system-building approaches.

The Foundation Professional must have an intimate understanding of the communities and geographies in which they are assigned, live and work and may conduct outreach, organize, listen to and address the concerns of local residents and organizations. With this in mind, in this role the Foundation Lead must discern how funded programs or research may directly impact individual citizens, neighborhoods, or whole communities in which the Humana, Inc. business may operate.

This role requires critical thinking, a commitment to effectively communicating across teams and stake holders, strong verbal and written communication skills, high-level presentation skills, and a desire to advance the Foundation’s strategic vision. Foundation Professional will need to have the ability to work independently and collaboratively while completing multiple tasks with competing deadlines and priorities. This role may require travel.

The role may also include implementation of special projects, as needed, and other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities

• Works with Foundation leadership to inform and drive grant making priorities, strategies, and tactics in support of the Foundations goals including but not limited to improving and sustaining health outcomes and achieving greater health equity.

• Writes and produces informative briefings and reports and other materials related to the Foundations’ strategies or emerging /key issues for Foundation leadership and board (and external audiences, when appropriate) in partnership with Communications Director.

• Stays up-to-date on developments in Foundation focus areas through research and by attending pertinent conferences and meetings.

• Monitors Foundation progress at the strategy and initiative levels; and incorporates key learning when aligned with Foundation strategy

• Forms key partnerships with individuals and organizations – in the non-profit, public and private sectors – to enhance implementation of Foundation strategies.

• Represents the Foundation and its interests to key Program related external constituencies, including Humana, Inc.,  in both formal and informal presentations such as attending conferences, committee representation and other meetings as necessary.

• Serves on non-profit boards and working groups as a Foundation representative, as needed.

• Facilitate community discussions with the goal of advancing key Foundation initiatives that advance overall impact and strategy.

• Translates community and non-profit needs into insights that can be used to further refine the Foundation strategy and focus areas and may incorporate those findings into program development.

• Monitors and evaluates grantee outcomes across the following areas: program, policy, finance, governance, management and legal

• Uses key learnings from grant evaluation, overall portfolio review, and Foundation’s desire to be research-driven and innovative to recommend program modifications, extensions, to Foundation leadership and Board.

• Screens and managers funding inquiries

• Conducts due diligence assessments of prospective grantees in partnership with Finance Lead

• Manage all phases of the investment cycle from inquiry to application review, selection, performance evaluation (when required) renewal or closing.

• Identifies areas where capacity enhancement grants, within defined scope,  may be delivered to further scale  grow program  impact

Role Essentials

DRIVER LICENSE

• This role is a part of Humana’s Driver Safety program and therefore requires and individual to have a valid state driver’s license, a clean driving record and proof of personal vehicle liability insurance with at least 100,000/300,000/100,00 limits.

• 3-5 years’ experience in the philanthropy, nonprofit or public sectors

• Exceptional technology skills, including familiarity of or willingness to learn and operate online grants management and event systems (Grant management systems, Event systems, Microsoft Office Applications)

• Knowledge in one or more of Humana Foundation’s strategic focus areas (Health Equity, Mental health – social isolation/companionship/loneliness; Food security and Nutrition)Awareness of concepts related to health equity, systems change, and root causes

• Demonstrated persuasive and respectful presentation skills for communications with internal leadership, external high-level stakeholders, and communities

• Proven ability to work effectively independently and across diverse disciplines including but not limited to the Humana Foundation’s strategic focus areas

NOTE: This is a work from home position – the ideal candidate will spend a significant amount of time collaborating with the regional partners in Florida and Louisiana.

COVID:

• We will require full COVID vaccination for this job as we are a healthcare company committed to putting health and safety first for our members, patients, associates and the communities we serve. This job requires close personal interaction with patients. You will not be able to social distance.

• If progressed to offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination where allowed by law. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Scheduled Weekly Hours 40

How To Apply using the following link:

https://humana.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Humana_External_Career_Site/job/Remote-Florida/Foundation-Professional—Remote–FL_R-288639

Grand Rapids, MI

Senior Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation with headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan is a leading philanthropic institution supporting thriving children, working families, equitable communities, and the dynamic connection between the three.

“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.”

Position Overview

The Senior Program Officer is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for effecting positive systemic change within communities and executing programming efforts that are aligned with the Foundation’s strategic priorities. The Senior Program Officer will lead a team of program officers, and work closely with colleagues within the Foundation, philanthropy, and the field to ensure that the Kellogg Foundation leverages opportunities to improve access to high quality, early childhood education, expanded access to healthcare, and advance economic mobility for working families in the Grand Rapids area with a specific focus on early childhood education.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to assigned area is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Minimum five years of related work experience and demonstrated success in a field or fields relevant to assigned responsibilities. Significant relevant work experience with strong networks and contacts with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking, and community change is preferred.
  • Experience working with issues and communities relevant to the programmatic priorities of the foundation.
  • Three to five years’ experience in supervising/motivating a team preferred.
  • Experience in the formation or management of effective strategic and operational partnerships with other organizations.
  • Understanding of and experience navigating political systems and processes that need to be disrupted for children and communities to thrive.
  • Experience working effectively on policy equity issues with persons from diverse cultural, social, economic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, specifically in and around the Grand Rapids area.

Salary range is $134,000 – $168,000. Actual starting salary of candidate being commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position.

How To Apply

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

Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Indianapolis, IN

President, Women’s Fund of Central Indiana

The Organization

The Women’s Fund seeks a proven leader whose passion for service to the community is demonstrated by a dedication to improving the lives of the most marginalized women and girls. With exceptional leadership ability, this person must exhibit success in collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders ranging from community members, nonprofit leaders, donors, business leaders and other partners, so that women and girls can achieve their full potential. Experience convening people sharing disparate interests and concerns so that the aspirations and goals of the Women’s Fund are pursued in a collegial, transparent and participatory manner is essential. The individual will lead with humility and grace.

Position Overview

Women’s Fund seeks a person with a minimum of five years of senior leadership experience. They will possess demonstrated fundraising and communications skills; and strong financial and business acumen. Leadership experience both in foundation and nonprofit management is preferred.

Strategy and Vision. The President will articulate a consistent and compelling vision of the organization to relevant stakeholders. In conjunction with CICF and the Advisory Board, they will facilitate continuous and healthy growth by engaging the board, staff and key consultants.

Fund Development.  A track record of achievement in developing multiple sources of revenues is required, along with a demonstrated focus and achievement in long-term sustainability. A proven history of cultivating relationships with funders and donors is essential. The President will continuously develop new relationships while strengthening existing ones in the community, specifically with donors. The next leader will work closely with the Development Director in developing and executing a fundraising strategy that ensures financial success.

Communication Skills. The qualified candidate will be a relationship builder who demonstrates an ability to communicate and collaborate with a broad and diverse spectrum of stakeholders. The leader will be equally comfortable engaging with nonprofit, foundation and community leaders, as well as among philanthropic and business leaders. This individual will exemplify the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and will have experience integrating the principles in all aspects of the organization. Humility and authentic listening skills will be effective traits in harnessing the efforts of others.

The leader will serve as an ambassador and key external representative of the Women’s Fund who will build support for the mission through collaboration and leadership. The individual will continue to guide and enhance the reputation of the organization, ensuring that it is consistently and positively showcased in media outlets, as well as in various panels and speaking engagements throughout the community.

Human Resources. The candidate must demonstrate inspirational leadership with the ability to nurture an organizational culture that is grounded in effective teamwork supported by mutual respect and accountability. The leader will recruit and retain top talent and must be able to work collaboratively and in alignment with the staff and leadership of CICF.

Programmatic Skills. The successful candidate will have experience in overseeing the development and refinement of programmatic offerings, such as community-led grantmaking, leadership development and philanthropic education, based on their knowledge and interactions with the sector.

Advisory Board Development. The next President will build strong relationships with the Advisory Board and continue to advance the leadership of the group. They will be open to feedback and will build strong and consistent communication channels with the Board, inclusive of diverse voices and opinions. The leader will work with the Board to advance the governance structure and processes.

How To Apply

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

Ithaca, NY 14853

Tenure-Track or Tenured Position in Applied Physics, Cornell University

The Organization

Position Overview

Tenure-Track or Tenured Position in Applied Physics

Cornell University

WDR#: 00033243

The School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) at Cornell University seeks applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. We especially encourage applications by members of groups historically underrepresented in AEP and STEM.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful and internationally recognized independent research program and to participate effectively in the teaching of our core physics curriculum at the advanced undergraduate level. One position will be focused with a preference for research in the area of experimental biophysics and biotechnology; for the other position, candidates in research areas such as optics and photonics, nanostructure science and technology, novel instrumentation methods, quantum information science and technology, renewable energy, or materials physics will also be considered. The successful applicants can expect a highly competitive level of support for the start-up of their research program. Considerable institutional resources at Cornell can strengthen this research program and support interdisciplinary and collaborative research ventures. In particular, successful candidates can benefit from association with one or more of Cornell’s interdisciplinary research centers, national facilities, and national resources listed at https://www.engineering.cornell.edu/research-and-faculty/centers-and-facilities.

Typically, postdoctoral experience is considered to be essential for Assistant Professor applicants. However, for exceptional candidates nearing the completion of their PhD, we can also provide additional support beyond the regular startup package – this includes the option for a bridging fellowship for postdoctoral training before the start of the faculty position.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a publication list; a statement of teaching experience and interests including broadening participation; a statement addressing your experience and future plans regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (see https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/); a brief (3-page limit) statement of research interests; and the names and complete contact information for at least three references: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22609. An automated message will be sent to all references requesting letters. Applications will begin to be evaluated starting 11/15/22.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

 

Location Flexible

Program Officer, Racial Equity and Community Engagement, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Organization

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation with headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan is a leading philanthropic institution supporting thriving children, working families, equitable communities, and the dynamic connection between the three.

Position Overview

Advancing the core values of the Foundation in strategic grantmaking, the Program Officer, Racial Equity and Community Engagement (RECE), on WKKF’s DNA team, is responsible for identifying and nurturing opportunities for affecting positive policy and systemic change within communities and executing investments and collaborations that are aligned with the Foundation’s strategic priorities. The Program Officer will work closely with colleagues within the Foundation, philanthropy, and the field to ensure that the Kellogg Foundation leverages opportunities to advance racial equity and racial healing, develop leaders, and engage communities. The Program Officer will lead a portfolio of work dedicated to expanding investments and calling on colleague foundations and field leaders to advance work and practices that intentionally address the most pressing challenges facing communities and champion racial equity.

The Program Officer will have the following responsibilities:

Enhance relationships among the Foundation, grantees, and partners

  • Maintain strong, authentic relationships with grant seekers and grantees, ensuring understanding of WKKF program direction, goals, and expectations.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships to leverage participation of peer foundations, businesses, communities, governmental agencies, Native Nations, and key decision makers in alignment with WKKF core values and program interests.

Drive effective grantmaking strategies

  • Bring vision for and ability to articulate and advance strategic end goals that can be achieved through partnership and philanthropy to improve the lives of children and their families.
  • Articulate explicit change strategies and convene key stakeholders and intermediaries as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the overall strategic direction for the organization and assigned core programming area and provide input into the development of programming efforts.
  • Work with key internal and external partners, identify and recommend grantmaking opportunities that leverage WKKF investments for maximum impact in creating systemic change.

Lead grant making, grant management, and grant program evaluation processes for portfolio

  • Screen and recommend grants for funding, prepare funding documents, conduct site visits, and manage and monitor a grant portfolio.
  • Provide high level technical assistance to grantees, including consultation on model development, partnership negotiations, leadership capacity building, coaching, etc.
  • Incorporate assessment components into program efforts to measure progress and impact.

The Program Officer’s work and the work of the Program team at the Foundation ensures WKKF is distributing its funds efficiently and effectively to communities and organizations supporting the conditions for thriving children and families in areas of racial equity and racial healing, leadership development, and authentic community engagement.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Success in the Program Officer role will require a passion to further the WKKF mission and a commitment to core values of diversity and inclusion, intercultural awareness, openness, collaboration, and stewardship.

The ideal candidate will first and foremost be a:

  • Relationship Builder and Effective Communicator:  The Program Officer will have the capacity to have authentic dialogue around sensitive issues, have highly developed emotional intelligence and active listening skills, and the ability to use interpersonal and political skills in collaborative, diplomatic ways. They will have comfort with and the ability to work effectively within communities, including appreciating historical contexts, discerning nuances of relationships and power dynamics, and understanding racial/ethnic realities while centering community needs and desires. Additionally, the Program Officer will have the proven ability to be a strong facilitator and presenter; having the ability to respond to, design and execute on the Foundation’s internal and external requests to speak about racial equity strategies, learning topics, and approaches.
  • Strategic Systems Thinker:  The Program Officer will have demonstrated institutional knowledge and sophisticated understanding of racial equity, social equity, community organizing principles, racial and cultural differences; an understanding of systemic and institutional racial bias; understanding of issues and concerns of communities of color. They will understand disparities, opportunities, and related systems at the local, state, tribal, and federal levels to stimulate appropriate programming directions and capitalize on emerging opportunities. The Program Officer will have experience applying their understanding of broad social and systemic forces that affect communities and families to shape programming efforts.
  • Networked Leader:  The Program Officer will bring strong networks that equip and enable leaders committed to racial equity to advance the health, education, and economic well-being of children, families, and communities.

Additional skills and attributes that will be important to the Program Officer’s success include:

Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to assigned area is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Minimum five years of related work experience and demonstrated success in a field or fields relevant to assigned responsibilities. Significant relevant work experience with strong networks and contacts with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and development, systems, networking, and community change is preferred.
  • Experience in and knowledge of most of the following areas is required: racial equity, dismantling systemic racism, community organizing principles, racial and cultural differences; an understanding of developing leaders and engaging communities in solving their own problems.
  • Experience in the formation or management of effective strategic and operational partnerships with other organizations.
  • Experience in leading and facilitating conversations around advancing racial equity and racial healing, developing leaders, and engaging communities.
  • Experience working across multi-cultural and multi-ethnic teams with a high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to establish trust, understanding, and strong thought partnership in the development of the foundation’s vision for racial equity combined with the adeptness to translate that vision into priorities and goals and align relevant resources effectively.
  • Experience in the design and execution of effective strategies surrounding critical issues driving opportunity gaps, poverty, and inequality in communities and the corresponding approaches adopted at the local, regional, tribal, and national level to address these issues.

Personal Attributes

  • Highly responsive; strong propensity to provide excellent customer service and support.
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and ability to adapt quickly to change.
  • Demonstrate agility in day-to-day work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mindfulness, resilience, and ongoing personal development.

Salary range is $121,600 – $152,000. Actual starting salary of candidate will be commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position.

How To Apply

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

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs, Chaz Chapman, and Sharon Gerstman of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Location Flexible – Must be based in the US

Director, Rapid Response Unit, Results for America

The Organization

Founded in 2012, RFA spent its first three years partnering with policy innovators to build the credibility of evidence-based policymaking, securing early and important wins in education, expanding its work to multiple levels of government and driving awareness and demand through carefully orchestrated education and communication campaigns.

During its second phase (2015-2018), RFA worked to demonstrate the power of evidence-based policymaking in ways that resonate with an even broader universe of elected officials and policymakers.

Now in its third phase of work, RFA intends to demonstrate that governments at all levels can make faster, more lasting progress in accelerating economic mobility for residents when they use evidence and data in decision-making. By creating specific issue-area wins, RFA will further cement support for evidence-based policymaking among all policymakers as the “new normal.”

Position Overview

Results for America (RFA) is the leading national nonprofit organization helping policymakers at all levels of government harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Our mission is to make investing in what works the “new normal” so that one day, all government leaders use rigorous evidence and quality data to inform important policy and funding decisions. We believe that data-driven and evidence-based policy decisions could significantly increase the impact of the over $1 trillion that governments spend annually to advance economic mobility and racial equity.

The Opportunity

RFA is building a new Rapid Response Unit (RRU) to contribute to and advance the organization’s ability to meet its strategic goals. The RRU will work on a shifting portfolio of time-limited, high priority projects determined to be critical to RFA’s success in its core impact areas. Functioning as a nimble group of internal consultants, members of the RRU team members will:

  • Embed in RFA’s existing program teams to diagnose and solve pressing problems and crises and/or to develop new opportunities adjacent to existing programs.
  • Incubate new areas of work that sync with RFA’s overall strategy and commitment to impact, but that do not have an immediate home and responsible team within the organization.

The key hire on this new team is the Director, who will co-develop an operating model for the unit, build and manage the team to execute on that model, and lead the more significant projects within the pipeline. Across all these efforts, the Director will be guided by a commitment to RFA’s ultimate goal of “lives changed and dollars shifted.”

The Director, Rapid Response Unit (RRU) will report to the EVP and Chief Impact Officer.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES & IMPACT

During the first year, duties for this position will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Build and Manage RRU Operating Model [15%]

  • Refine the strategy for the RRU and ensure it aligns with RFA’s overall theory of change and contributes to broader organizational impact.
  • Identify the optimal RRU team structure and processes required to execute on projects.
  • Hire and organize two staffers.

Refine and Implement a “Request for Resources Process” [10%]

  • Pilot “request for resource” process, including the point of entry/role for the Executive Team, and iterate on the process and request tool.
  • Advise Executive Team on RRU deployment.
  • Report out to the Executive Team on a regular basis regarding RRU deployment, activity, progress, and impact.

Project Advisory Support, Oversight, and Management [50%]

  • Provide strategic direction and advice on all RRU internal consulting projects, including ensuring that all projects have clear definitions of impact, KPIs, and roles and responsibilities.
  • Lead major projects.

Team Management [25%]

  • Manage the RRU team.
  • Coach RRU team members to develop strong skills/expertise necessary for RRU work, including:
    • Basic data analysis (i.e., Excel pivot tables),
    • Synthesis of ideas and data-based findings,
    • Problem solving, and
    • Clear written and verbal communication.
  • Build a strong team culture, capabilities, and operating model to meet internal client needs.
  • Co-develop a clear career path for RRU staff, including professional development opportunities.

All RFA employees are expected to participate in the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS, TECHNICAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

Education and Professional Background

  • 12+ years of experience in a planning and project management role in a nonprofit, public agency or similar; previous consulting experience a plus.
  • Deep experience with planning, managing, and executing large-scale cross organization projects.
  • Deep experience in identifying and solving problems collaboratively with leaders across an organization.
  • Demonstrated experience building and managing interdisciplinary teams.

Technical Skills

The leader of the Rapid Response Unit will have deep expertise in at least one of the following skills, with proficiency in all of them:

  • Strategic thinking, including identifying and implementing new areas of work.
  • Facilitation of decision making and synthesis of ideas.
  • Excellent project design and management skills, with the ability to think strategically and to layer in clear structure and prioritization to projects.
  • Rapid analysis and problem solving.
  • Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills, including the ability to analyze and report out on new information quickly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a unique ability to build and manage supportive relationships across an organization.

Competencies

  • Understands the big picture and helps teams stay focused on impacting “dollars spent and lives changed.”
  • Adapts quickly to new topics, contexts, and challenges.
  • Manages time effectively and can balance more than one project at once.
  • Builds and maintains strong internal and external relationships.
  • Strong commitment to the Results for America mission and vision, and a drive to always bring the conversation back to RFA’s ultimate goal of lives changed and dollars shifted.
  • Strong commitment to RFA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion commitments.

SALARY & BENEFITS

At Results for America, all staff members currently receive a compensation package that includes:

  • A salary aligned with RFA’s position level and salary bands and against similar nonprofit organizations. The approximate starting range for this position is $125,000 – $145,000 and is negotiable depending on experience.
  • A suite of benefits that includes a choice of medical and/or vision and dental care, paid time off, a 403b retirement plan with employer match, and education and commuter benefits.

This is a full-time, exempt position.

How To Apply

More information about Results for America may be found at: results4america.org

We are partnering with Allison Kupfer Poteet and Rachel Burgoyne of the national talent consulting and search firm NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

RFA is an equal opportunity employer that values/celebrates diversity and that follows a policy of making all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, partnership status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses or stalking, military status, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

Los Altos, CA

Associate General Counsel, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Position Overview

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

About the Role
The Associate General Counsel supports the work of the Office of the General Counsel and will assist in advising on grantmaking, governance issues, tax, and limited investment work. This role is responsible for providing legal representation to the Foundation and for supporting staff by providing counsel on a variety of complex issues. The position includes ongoing work as well as short and long term projects such as policy development, Board presentations and materials, and research and analysis of tax and grantmaking issues. This role has deep knowledge about out how foundations operate and the legal requirements that private foundations must follow.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Analyze legal issues that affect the Foundation and its activities at the local, state, federal and international levels and prepare written analysis with conclusions, recommendations, policy suggestions, and proposed implementation plans to meet the Foundation’s standards of integrity and effectiveness and goal of creating staff friendly policies and internal systems.

Advise management and staff on laws applicable to private foundations; provide support to management and staff on grantmaking and other activities at federal, state, and international levels.

Review complex grantmaking, contract, intellectual property and other issues; troubleshoot issues with staff and assist staff in finding and implementing proper solutions and monitor as needed.

Assist in developing and delivering training on legal issues.

Build and maintain strong relationships with outside counsel.

Identify areas and processes for improvement, make recommendations, and implement and communicate changes.

Represent the Foundation internally and in interactions with individuals and organizations external to the Foundation.

Support the Foundation’s internal processes and system.

Lead and facilitate Foundation-wide projects and contribute to other teams.

Support the Office of the General Counsel to make work more effective and efficient.

Other projects and work as assigned.

Qualifications
Experience:

Experienced as a thoughtful and trusted advisor to management and staff.

Research and present solutions to complex issues.

Exercise judgment within defined and undefined practices and policies to determine appropriate action.

Resolve issues in a timely and accurate manner.

Review complex grant documents and other materials, and identify potential technical issues.

Manage multiple projects.

Work on assignments that are complex in nature where excellent judgment is required in resolving problems and making recommendations.

Manage confidential and sensitive data and situations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
J.D. from an accredited institution and a minimum of 6 years of related work experience and Admission to the California bar.

Prior employment at a law firm, in-house corporate experience, and/or work at a private foundation or large nonprofit is preferred with specific experience advising private foundation clients.

Experience advising governing boards and senior management of complex, international organizations.

Strong analytical skills and ability to understand complex and nuanced legal concepts and analysis and explain those to non-lawyers and create practical processes, guidance, and training.

Demonstrated working knowledge of laws applicable to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations and laws applicable to private foundations, including in certain foreign jurisdictions.

Demonstrated expertise in several of the core areas of work listed below:

Rules applicable to grantmaking to nonprofit, for-profit, and other non 501(c)(3) organizations.

Rules for working with foreign charitable organizations and in foreign jurisdictions.

Intellectual property, content management, and licensing.

Contract review and contract management, with experience in international contract issues.

Program-related investments and mission investments.

Tax reporting requirements, including the 990-PF and required attachments.

Employment law.

Demonstrated excellent research, writing, presentation, and communication skills.

Excellent judgment as reflected in a professional record of successfully and independently providing counsel to clients.

Excellent project and team management experience.

Ability to set priorities and anticipate information needed by others as projects and situations develop; ability to juggle multiple demands, organize time and identify resources for projects.

Strong facilitation, teamwork, and client-service skills; experience exercising influence and managing change while setting an open and inclusive tone with others.

Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to work through challenging complex situations; experience with resolving challenging problems.

Experience which demonstrates discretion in handing information of a sensitive and confidential nature; attention to detail and accuracy.

Ability to interface effectively in a professional, courteous, culturally sensitive, and tactful manner.

Administratively self-sufficient.

Demonstrated skill with Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

Compensation and Benefits
The position is full-time. The salary range for this position starts at $220,000 per year. Offers are based on the candidate’s years of experience and our practice of upholding salary equity within the foundation.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation offers excellent benefits for eligible employees. Current benefits include medical (HMO and HDHPs), dental and vision coverage; 15% employer contribution to employee retirement plan; life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and sick leave; an adoption benefit; fertility benefit; a financial wellness program; health advocacy services, paid time off to volunteer for nonprofit organizations; matching grants for employee contributions to tax exempt organizations; commute assistance; and tuition assistance.

Hybrid Work Policy
The Packard Foundation’s current Hybrid Work Policy is that staff are expected to be in the office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week.

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

How To Apply

https://packard.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/108?c=packard&source=ABFE

Menlo Park, CA

Culture, Race, and Equity Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has been making grants since 1967 to help solve the most pressing social and environmental problems in the U.S. and around the world. The Foundation concentrates its resources on activities in education, the environment, gender equity and governance, performing arts, and philanthropy. It also makes grants to address inequities and support communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation’s assets are more than $13 billion, with annual awards of grants and gifts totaling more than $465 million in 2020. A fourteen-member Board of Directors provides overall direction for the Foundation.

The Foundation’s culture and approach to its work are informed by a set of guiding principles that have been collectively articulated by the staff, board, and the president. The Foundation supports personal and professional development opportunities that reinforce active learning and intellectual rigor and encourage diverse perspectives and experimentation.

More information about the Hewlett Foundation is available at: www.hewlett.org.

Position Overview

About the Culture, Race and Equity Team

The Culture, Race, and Equity team is at the heart of the Hewlett Foundation’s work to advance racial justice. The team takes a systems approach to achieving the goal of identifying and promoting philanthropic practices within the Hewlett Foundation and in its grantmaking to advance racial justice. The team supports the Foundation’s entire staff in assessing and addressing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in their work. They also advance racial justice through grantmaking via collaborative grants with other Hewlett programs, direct grants from the team to racial justice organizations, and capacity building grants to strengthen the racial justice field. The Culture, Race, and Equity team’s approach is highly collaborative and rooted in learning and relationships – with fellow Hewlett staff, racial justice leaders, and communities of color themselves.

About the Opportunity

The Culture, Race, and Equity Officer (CRE Officer) will join a new team led by the Chief of Equity and Culture. This position represents a unique opportunity to join a team and foundation that is committed to advancing racial justice and supporting the organizations advancing this work throughout the country. The CRE officer is responsible for collaborative grantmaking with other Hewlett program areas to support racial justice organizations that intersect with the Foundation’s program strategies; manage a portfolio of grants with racial justice organizations, as well as build and sustain relationships with grantee partners and others within the racial justice ecosystem. This person will also work with the Chief Equity and Culture Officer on strategies, learning opportunities, and other internal initiatives that advance the team’s work and promote racial justice within the Foundation.

 

Ideal Candidate

The Hewlett Foundation seeks individuals who demonstrate an unequivocal commitment to racial justice through their professional work and personal lives. The CRE Officer shares the belief that many important and effective organizations in the racial justice field struggle to find funding, and philanthropic organizations can play a part in solving this problem. This person will be committed to applying their racial justice expertise to supporting funding strategies that support racial justice organizations across the country.

The salary range for this role starts at $185,000. Offers are based on the candidate’s years of experience and the practice of maintaining salary equity within the foundation.

How To Apply

To learn more about the role visit: https://www.goodcitizen.com/executive-search/hewlett-culture-race-and-equity-officer/

New York, NY

Executive Director of Development and Planning, Lincoln Center Theater

The Organization

ABOUT LINCOLN CENTER THEATER: Established in 1985, Lincoln Center Theater (LCT) has produced over 200 plays and musicals at the Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters at Lincoln Center and other theaters on and off-Broadway, as well as touring productions nationally and around the world. LCT is committed to developing and producing new works and classics. LCT’s education program, Open Stages, reaches thousands of public-school students annually with curriculum-related projects, teaching artist support, and tickets to LCT productions.

LCT welcomes candidates who are fully committed to joining an organization that is proactively focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants from populations underrepresented in theater and who align themselves with LCT’s values and goals are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit lct.org.

FUNDING: LCT has a current annual operating budget of approximately $35 million, of which $13 million is philanthropic support. Revenue sources include income from performances, endowment, space rentals, charitable support from board members, and other individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government.

Position Overview

THE OPPORTUNITY: The Executive Director of Development and Planning (EDDP) is a key member of the senior leadership team. As LCT’s primary liaison with the Board of Directors, the EDDP facilitates board development and communications with member of the Board. The EDDP is responsible for raising annual philanthropic funding for the Theater’s operations and program activities, including productions at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, the Clair Tow Theater, and on Broadway, as well as additional funding for capital, endowment, and special projects.

The successful candidate will lead the Development team in all facets of fundraising and board relations, and will lead a development strategy and program that enhances the existing culture of philanthropy and greater public awareness of LCT. It is anticipated that LCT may launch an endowment campaign in the foreseeable future.

The EDDP reports to the Producing Artistic Director and also works closely with the Managing Director and members of the Board of Directors. The EDDP leads a team of 8.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Deep appreciation for American theater and Lincoln Center Theater as one of the premiere performing arts theaters in the country.
  • Extensive experience in development strategy for not-for-profit institutions, with a strong preference in theater or the performing arts.
  • A history of soliciting and closing major gifts at the six-figure level and above.
  • Experience working with organizational leadership and an engaged board.
  • Success in helping to drive philanthropic growth for a not-for-profit cultural or educational enterprise.
  • Openness to innovation, creativity, and willingness to incorporate new modes of fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledgeable about the NYC philanthropic, social, and business communities. Candidates from other geographic regions will be considered provide they have experience in a large, competitive philanthropic market.
  • Sophisticated communication skills: able to craft proposals and articulate a compelling case for support for LCT.
  • Able to cultivate and manage donor relationships at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and to cultivate talent.
  • High emotional intelligence (EQ).
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access and to building and leading a diverse team.
  • Current with the latest trends in development donor management systems; savvy with fundraising and commonly used business software.
  • Ability and willingness to attend evening/weekend activities to cultivate/steward key donors and prospects.
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with artists and performers.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

How To Apply

Howe-Lewis International is pleased to assist Lincoln Center Theater with this exciting search.

Please click here to apply online via the Howe-Lewis Talent Portal. You may also email your resume and letter of interest to kirk@howe-lewis.com

New York, NY

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Vice President of Operations, Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice

The Organization

The Client

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI+ human rights around the globe. Astraea supports brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. The Foundation’s founders —a cross-class, multi-racial group of women activists—dreamed of social justice movements that centered the leadership of lesbians and women of color. For 45 years, Astraea has uniquely supported women’s rights and LBTQI+ movements working at the crossroads of gender justice, racial justice, bodily autonomy, sexual rights, and self-determination because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity.

The first grant maker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI+ groups around the world – particularly those led by lesbian, bisexual and queer women, trans and gender nonconforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Astraea’s grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support work to build powerful movements for justice. A proud public foundation and one of the first women’s funds in the world, Astraea granted $5.1 million USD to 242 organizations in 2021.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.astraeafoundation.org/

The Position

The Vice President of Operations (VPO) is a newly created position reporting to the Executive Director. In collaboration with the Executive and Operations team, the VPO serves as the chief architect of Astraea’s operational infrastructure. They are tasked with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining strategic and transformative initiatives for Astraea with the objective of managing operational alignment with organizational values and managing sustainability. The VPO works closely with the Executive Director and the executive leadership team and is responsible for aligning Astraea’s strategies, capabilities, systems and resources to its vision and mission.

The VPO continuously informs Astraea’s programs, practices, and partnerships and works to answer critical questions to align strategic initiatives at all levels. The VPO serves as a thought partner to the Executive Director and serves on the Executive Team, empowering and educating them to engage at their highest potential. The VPO leads a team of eight staff and three consultants. The staff include three direct reports: Director of People & Culture, Executive & Operations Manager, and IT Specialist.

The ideal candidate has the ability to balance aspirational goals with pragmatic problem-solving; the skills and experience required to meet the operational needs of an organization that works and has staff based in multiple regions around the world; and commitment to fostering a collaborative, values-aligned, creative, and vibrant work environment.

The core responsibilities of the VPO position are centered on the following:

People: Ensure Astraea’s people reflect the skills, experience, knowledge, and capacity to perform their work.

Structure: Build effective formal and informal relationships, networks, and functional connections.

Processes: Create efficient routines through which work is performed and valuable knowledge is retained.

Culture: Foster coherence and alignment in the values and attitudes guiding working behavior.

Growth: Support organizational learning and development both informally and formally.

Reinvention and Continuous Improvement for Internal Operations

• Identify opportunities for strategic transformation and experimentation for teams/departments and the Executive and Management Teams with continual assessment of organizational structure, work planning, and working agreements;

• Facilitate the identification of small and large reinvention opportunities throughout the organization and create systematic ways of implementing related robust processes;

• Work with the Executive Leadership Team to re-envision organizational culture, norms, processes, and strategic models.

Leadership and Staff Management

• Supervise and coach direct reports through consistent feedback channels, engage in Astraea’s performance management processes (the Reflection & Growth process led by the Director of People & Culture), and monitor team goals, activities, operations, and performance;

• Support the Executive and Management teams in the application and implementation of new policies and procedures;

• Serve as strategic organizational advisor and as strategic thought partner for the Executive Director in the areas of organizational and management issues;

• Support the operationalizing of the strategic plan/framework for the organization, and the detailed current year work plan, while adhering to direction set by the Executive Director and Board of Directors;

• Facilitate strategy execution by working collaboratively with the Executive Team to ensure that the plan is communicated and easily understood by all throughout the organization;

• Work with the VP, Finance and Director, People and Culture to ensure compliance with all relevant laws, policies, and regulations, and balance human-centered considerations with cost effective solutions in a remote work environment;

• Represent Astraea as the voice of operational leadership externally.

Operations and Organizational Development

• Support the Director, People & Culture to ensure organization-wide teamwork, clarity in roles, accountability, leadership development and decision-making;

• Hold managers accountable for values-aligned outcomes;

• Provide guidance to the Executive & Operations Manager in their oversight of an operations unit supporting each functional team across the organization and in their management of policy and procedures management;

• Support the Executive & Operations Manager in identifying and operationalizing cost-effective and strategic facilities management solutions;

• Supervise IT/Infrastructure Upgrade Project, which includes oversight of IT project manager who is responsible for the working with IT partners, digital security, and development of IT infrastructure;

• Hire, supervise and oversee permanent IT function;

• Engage Learning & Evaluation consultant to support data-driven decision making for leadership with recommendations for optimization of systems and procedures to ensure that reliable data, information, and knowledge are accessible to key decision-makers throughout the organization;

• Lead the organization through transitions in culture, processes and systems using change management tools and techniques.

Collaboration and Communication

• Act as a resource across the organization to build knowledge and support for the chosen strategies throughout the organization;

• Champion and communicate a culture of engagement and transparency that builds staff ownership of and accountability and support for the strategic direction of the organization, especially in relation to the priorities set for each team;

• Create and foster an atmosphere of partnership and collaboration among teams that assures the stated outcomes of the organization are achieved.

Required Skills and Experience

• A minimum of ten (10) years of demonstrated leadership experience in a senior level position that focuses on strategic planning, budgeting, financial management, analytical skills, negotiation, and critical thinking;

• Experience managing diverse team members through visionary leadership that promotes feedback channels, accountability, growth, collaboration, and team building;

• Deep, authentic knowledge of racial, economic and gender justice and experience applying these equity practices to organizational development;

• Proficiency in general computer and web-based technology including word processing, spreadsheets, and project management software. Microsoft Teams experience is ideal;

• Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines, and develop creative solutions;

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields (e.g., business administration, business management, human resources) or equivalent work experience.

Personal Characteristics

• Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to articulate a clear vision for social justice using a gender and racial justice lens;

• Ability to work and communicate with diverse audiences and multiple stakeholders;

• Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality;

• Passion for Astraea’s mission as a public foundation and queer feminist fund;

• Understanding and acceptance of Astraea’s core values and guiding principles as a social justice funder;

• Comfort talking about identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, class, ability, or gender in plain, specific terms.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience working in complex international organizations;

• Commitment to and knowledge of issues facing domestic and global LGBTQI+, feminist and racial, economic, and gender justice movements;

• Fluency in a second language.

Compensation

Astraea determines staff salaries and benefits based on the organization’s internal philosophy and pay equity. In keeping with this practice, the salary for this position will be determined based on these principles and the level of education, knowledge, skills, and experience the incumbent for this role possesses. In the executive tier in which this position sits, the annual compensation range is $160,000 – $170,000 depending on experience. U.S. work authorization is required. Astraea’s competitive benefits package includes resources for professional development.

Location

For candidates who prefer to work on-site, Astraea’s primary office is located in New York City. Remote work is supported for those who do not live in the NYC metro area.

How To Apply

Contact

Please submit a comprehensive résumé and compelling cover letter that describes your interest in Astraea’s mission and qualifications for the position through our online application portal or via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

McCormack + Kristel

1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599

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

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

The Astraea Foundation seeks to actively and affirmatively build a qualified pool of applicants that includes representation from groups who have traditionally been excluded, underrepresented, or discriminated against.

 

The Astraea Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Their policy is to select, place, train and promote the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience to provide equal opportunity for all our staff members in compliance with applicable local, state and federal law, and without regard to non-work related factors such as sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, economic status, personal appearance including height and weight, HIV serostatus, sex characteristics, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the application and interview process, please express that with your cover letter and resume submission.

New York, NY

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Vice President of Strategic Engagement, Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice

The Organization

The Client

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI+ human rights around the globe. Astraea supports brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. The Foundation’s founders —a cross-class, multi-racial group of women activists—dreamed of social justice movements that centered the leadership of lesbians and women of color. For 45 years, Astraea has uniquely supported women’s rights and LBTQI+ movements working at the crossroads of gender justice, racial justice, bodily autonomy, sexual rights, and self-determination because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity.

The first grantmaker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI+ groups around the world – particularly those led by lesbian, bisexual and queer women, trans and gender nonconforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Astraea’s grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support work to build powerful movements for justice. A proud public foundation and one of the first women’s funds in the world, Astraea granted $5.1 million USD to 242 organizations in 2021.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.astraeafoundation.org/

Position Overview

The Vice President for Strategic Engagement (VP, Engagement) is a newly created position reporting to the Executive Director. In collaboration with the Executive, Development, and Communications Teams, the VP, Engagement serves as the chief storyteller and resource mobilizer for Astraea. They are tasked with building the deepest understanding of Astraea’s unique approach to resourcing LGBTQI+ movements around the globe, and informing donors, institutional partners and the general public about how Astraea is achieving its impact as a feminist fund. This position requires absolute ownership of Astraea’s communication, engagement, and community-centric fundraising strategies, which are built around amplifying the stories and voices of their grantee and movement partners.

This role additionally requires the ability to develop and implement annual strategic outcomes and revenue targets. When Astraea completes its next strategic plan (early 2023), the VP, Engagement will oversee the development of an aligned communications and resource mobilization plan for generating revenue for the organization, positioning Astraea as a thought leader in social justice philanthropy and engaging a range of stakeholders in Astraea’s role fueling and amplifying global LGBTQI+ organizing. The VP, Engagement will be responsible for leading strategy aligned with that plan, including through direct supervision of the Development and Communications teams. The VP, Engagement will lead the teams in identifying, shaping and implementing comprehensive and cohesive resource mobilization and communications strategies to engage supporters, donors, donor prospects, institutional partners and other key stakeholders such as grantee partners, activist advisors, peer funders, and allies.

The VP, Engagement will hold an external presence within women’s funds and social justice philanthropic networks, uplifting Astraea’s values around intersectional leadership and radical feminism. Internally, they will hold leadership responsibility for a team of 14 staff and two consultants. The team includes four direct reports: the Director of Communications; the Director for Institutional Partnerships; the Associate Director for Individual Giving; and the Senior Database Manager. Additionally, as Astraea reinvents its internal infrastructure, knowledge and experience of best practices in data management and CRM software and other technology solutions, especially those that can enhance virtual engagement and donor retention are highly valued.

The ideal candidate has the skills to lead aligned communications and development departments; a track record of meeting ambitious fundraising goals; experience managing remote teams; and commitment to fostering a collaborative, values-aligned, creative, and vibrant work environment.

Management and Organizational Leadership

• The Vice President for Strategic Engagement will be responsible for leading and managing a team of highly skilled and passionate staff who bring a deep understanding of Astraea’s history, legacy, and importance to its funders, grantees, and partners. As such, the ideal candidate will have prior experience leading communications and development teams, be an astute manager of people, and be committed to engaging in social-justice informed decision making and feminist leadership models. The VP, Engagement will ensure Astraea’s annual fundraising goals of around $16 million are met, oversee all communication strategies, manage a department budget, and cultivate and maintain an inclusive and equitable department culture while developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with Astraea’s funders, donors, and philanthropic and movement allies. The VP, Engagement will also work closely and collaboratively with all members of the Executive and Management Teams and contribute to the development and oversight of organizational strategy and serve as the liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.

Strategy and Vision

• The Vice President for Strategic Engagement will be responsible for collaboratively developing and implementing a vision in partnership with the Development and Communications Teams. They will be responsible for communicating a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose for the team. The ideal candidate holds an understanding of strategic communications as an organizing tool to mobilize their team, articulates possibilities, is innovative and optimistic, and creates mileposts and symbols to rally their teams behind the vision, making that vision exciting and shareable by everyone. They will lead the implementation, evaluation, and reporting on Astraea’s strategic communications framework, articulating a radical queer vision for philanthropic advocacy.

Centering Equity and Anti-Oppression in all its forms

• Astraea works to combat oppression in all forms by embracing intersectional feminism as part of a wider struggle for social justice, recognizing that sexism, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, and restrictive gender norms harm everyone. Rooting its feminism in social justice, they particularly support Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Global South movements and leadership. This position will be responsible, along with the executive leadership team at Astraea, for ensuring that the Foundation’s values and principles are embedded in the organization’s communications and resource mobilization strategies and practices both internally and externally.

Required Skills and Experience

• A track record of providing visionary leadership and effective management of highly collaborative teams. Prior experience leading communications and development teams is ideal;

• Entrepreneurial approach to leading comprehensive and holistic communications and development strategies and campaigns across a variety of channels, with preference for diverse experience with community-centric and/or grassroots fundraising models. Experience with donor organizing or philanthropic advocacy is a plus;

• A proven track record of fundraising success, ideally in an organization of equal or greater size to Astraea and preferably including the acquisition and stewardship of all levels of individual donors and foundations. Experience working with government funding a plus;

• Aptitude to oversee communication strategies to donors, donor prospects, institutional partners, and other key stakeholders, including media and a larger digitally engaged audience;

• Expertise in engaging audiences, both as a writer and public speaker. Media experience is a plus;

• Technical fluency to oversee databases and software aligned with resource mobilization and communications work, such as Blackbaud;

• Bachelor’s or advanced degree, or commensurate work experience with a minimum of 10-plus years of progressively responsible experience, ideally in a nonprofit or foundation;

• Knowledge of financial budgeting and planning.

Personal Characteristics

• Superior communication skills, with the ability to summarize information and connect with a variety of internal and external audiences, clarity and persuasiveness in written and oral communications, and high comfort level with electronic media;

• Ability to work independently and effectively in a virtual, remote environment, and build strong relationships with colleagues, staff, donors and partners across geographies and time zones;

• Strong conceptual, analytic, and organizational skills to inform strategy development and execution;

• A deep commitment to Astraea’s mission and values and to advancing gender, racial, disability and economic justice.

While we recognize that not all people will have all these experiences or qualities, the successful candidate

will have some of the following:

• An understanding of the philanthropic climate including trends and tensions, and Astraea’s place among global LGBTQI+ and feminist funders;

• Experience working with public foundations, feminist funds and/or participatory grant makers;

• History of being accountable to and working in solidarity with grassroots movements;

• Global perspective and/or lived experience in the Global South and/or East;

• Knowledge of social justice and community-centric approaches to resource mobilization & philanthropy.

Compensation

Astraea determines staff salaries and benefits based on the organization’s internal philosophy and pay equity. In keeping with this practice, the salary for this position will be determined based on these principles and the level of education, knowledge, skills, and experience the incumbent for this role possesses. In the executive tier in which this position sits, the annual compensation range is $160,000 – $180,000 depending on experience. U.S. work authorization is required. Astraea’s competitive benefits package includes resources for professional development.

Location

The ideal candidate will live in the greater New York region. Candidates who do not live in the NYC metro area, but who are able to travel regularly to New York City and willing to travel based on the needs of the position, will also be considered.

How To Apply

Please submit a comprehensive résumé and compelling cover letter that describes your interest in Astraea’s mission and qualifications for the position through our online application portal or via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

McCormack + Kristel

1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599

Email: search@mccormackkristel.com

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Vice President of Strategic Engagement, Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice

The Organization

The Client

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTQI+ human rights around the globe. Astraea supports brilliant and brave grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. The Foundation’s founders —a cross-class, multi-racial group of women activists—dreamed of social justice movements that centered the leadership of lesbians and women of color. For 45 years, Astraea has uniquely supported women’s rights and LBTQI+ movements working at the crossroads of gender justice, racial justice, bodily autonomy, sexual rights, and self-determination because we all deserve to live our lives freely, without fear, and with dignity.

The first grantmaker to hundreds of organizations, Astraea plays a catalytic role for LGBTQI+ groups around the world - particularly those led by lesbian, bisexual and queer women, trans and gender nonconforming folks, intersex people, and people of color. Astraea’s grantmaking, capacity building, media and communications, and philanthropic advocacy programs support work to build powerful movements for justice. A proud public foundation and one of the first women’s funds in the world, Astraea granted $5.1 million USD to 242 organizations in 2021.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.astraeafoundation.org/

Position Overview

The Position

The Vice President for Strategic Engagement (VP, Engagement) is a newly created position reporting to the Executive Director. In collaboration with the Executive, Development, and Communications Teams, the VP, Engagement serves as the chief storyteller and resource mobilizer for Astraea. They are tasked with building the deepest understanding of Astraea’s unique approach to resourcing LGBTQI+ movements around the globe, and informing donors, institutional partners and the general public about how Astraea is achieving its impact as a feminist fund. This position requires absolute ownership of Astraea’s communication, engagement, and community-centric fundraising strategies, which are built around amplifying the stories and voices of their grantee and movement partners.

This role additionally requires the ability to develop and implement annual strategic outcomes and revenue targets. When Astraea completes its next strategic plan (early 2023), the VP, Engagement will oversee the development of an aligned communications and resource mobilization plan for generating revenue for the organization, positioning Astraea as a thought leader in social justice philanthropy and engaging a range of stakeholders in Astraea’s role fueling and amplifying global LGBTQI+ organizing. The VP, Engagement will be responsible for leading strategy aligned with that plan, including through direct supervision of the Development and Communications teams. The VP, Engagement will lead the teams in identifying, shaping and implementing comprehensive and cohesive resource mobilization and communications strategies to engage supporters, donors, donor prospects, institutional partners and other key stakeholders such as grantee partners, activist advisors, peer funders, and allies.

The VP, Engagement will hold an external presence within women’s funds and social justice philanthropic networks, uplifting Astraea’s values around intersectional leadership and radical feminism. Internally, they will hold leadership responsibility for a team of 14 staff and two consultants. The team includes four direct reports: the Director of Communications; the Director for Institutional Partnerships; the Associate Director for Individual Giving; and the Senior Database Manager. Additionally, as Astraea reinvents its internal infrastructure, knowledge and experience of best practices in data management and CRM software and other technology solutions, especially those that can enhance virtual engagement and donor retention are highly valued.

The ideal candidate has the skills to lead aligned communications and development departments; a track record of meeting ambitious fundraising goals; experience managing remote teams; and commitment to fostering a collaborative, values-aligned, creative, and vibrant work environment.

Management and Organizational Leadership

• The Vice President for Strategic Engagement will be responsible for leading and managing a team of highly skilled and passionate staff who bring a deep understanding of Astraea’s history, legacy, and importance to its funders, grantees, and partners. As such, the ideal candidate will have prior experience leading communications and development teams, be an astute manager of people, and be committed to engaging in social-justice informed decision making and feminist leadership models. The VP, Engagement will ensure Astraea’s annual fundraising goals of around $16 million are met, oversee all communication strategies, manage a department budget, and cultivate and maintain an inclusive and equitable department culture while developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with Astraea’s funders, donors, and philanthropic and movement allies. The VP, Engagement will also work closely and collaboratively with all members of the Executive and Management Teams and contribute to the development and oversight of organizational strategy and serve as the liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.

Strategy and Vision

• The Vice President for Strategic Engagement will be responsible for collaboratively developing and implementing a vision in partnership with the Development and Communications Teams. They will be responsible for communicating a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose for the team. The ideal candidate holds an understanding of strategic communications as an organizing tool to mobilize their team, articulates possibilities, is innovative and optimistic, and creates mileposts and symbols to rally their teams behind the vision, making that vision exciting and shareable by everyone. They will lead the implementation, evaluation, and reporting on Astraea’s strategic communications framework, articulating a radical queer vision for philanthropic advocacy.

Centering Equity and Anti-Oppression in all its forms

• Astraea works to combat oppression in all forms by embracing intersectional feminism as part of a wider struggle for social justice, recognizing that sexism, transphobia, homophobia, misogyny, and restrictive gender norms harm everyone. Rooting its feminism in social justice, they particularly support Black, Indigenous, People of Color, and Global South movements and leadership. This position will be responsible, along with the executive leadership team at Astraea, for ensuring that the Foundation’s values and principles are embedded in the organization’s communications and resource mobilization strategies and practices both internally and externally.

Required Skills and Experience

• A track record of providing visionary leadership and effective management of highly collaborative teams. Prior experience leading communications and development teams is ideal;

• Entrepreneurial approach to leading comprehensive and holistic communications and development strategies and campaigns across a variety of channels, with preference for diverse experience with community-centric and/or grassroots fundraising models. Experience with donor organizing or philanthropic advocacy is a plus;

• A proven track record of fundraising success, ideally in an organization of equal or greater size to Astraea and preferably including the acquisition and stewardship of all levels of individual donors and foundations. Experience working with government funding a plus;

• Aptitude to oversee communication strategies to donors, donor prospects, institutional partners, and other key stakeholders, including media and a larger digitally engaged audience;

• Expertise in engaging audiences, both as a writer and public speaker. Media experience is a plus;

• Technical fluency to oversee databases and software aligned with resource mobilization and communications work, such as Blackbaud;

• Bachelor’s or advanced degree, or commensurate work experience with a minimum of 10-plus years of progressively responsible experience, ideally in a nonprofit or foundation;

• Knowledge of financial budgeting and planning.

Personal Characteristics

• Superior communication skills, with the ability to summarize information and connect with a variety of internal and external audiences, clarity and persuasiveness in written and oral communications, and high comfort level with electronic media;

• Ability to work independently and effectively in a virtual, remote environment, and build strong relationships with colleagues, staff, donors and partners across geographies and time zones;

• Strong conceptual, analytic, and organizational skills to inform strategy development and execution;

• A deep commitment to Astraea’s mission and values and to advancing gender, racial, disability and economic justice.

.

While we recognize that not all people will have all these experiences or qualities, the successful candidate

will have some of the following:

• An understanding of the philanthropic climate including trends and tensions, and Astraea’s place among global LGBTQI+ and feminist funders;

• Experience working with public foundations, feminist funds and/or participatory grant makers;

• History of being accountable to and working in solidarity with grassroots movements;

• Global perspective and/or lived experience in the Global South and/or East;

• Knowledge of social justice and community-centric approaches to resource mobilization & philanthropy.

Compensation

Astraea determines staff salaries and benefits based on the organization's internal philosophy and pay equity. In keeping with this practice, the salary for this position will be determined based on these principles and the level of education, knowledge, skills, and experience the incumbent for this role possesses. In the executive tier in which this position sits, the annual compensation range is $160,000 - $180,000 depending on experience. U.S. work authorization is required. Astraea’s competitive benefits package includes resources for professional development.

Location

The ideal candidate will live in the greater New York region. Candidates who do not live in the NYC metro area, but who are able to travel regularly to New York City and willing to travel based on the needs of the position, will also be considered.

How To Apply

Contact

Please submit a comprehensive résumé and compelling cover letter that describes your interest in Astraea’s mission and qualifications for the position through our online application portal or via e-mail to:

Michelle Kristel, Managing Partner

McCormack + Kristel

1740 Broadway, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212.531.5003 | Fax: 212.203.9599

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

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

The Astraea Foundation seeks to actively and affirmatively build a qualified pool of applicants that includes representation from groups who have traditionally been excluded, underrepresented, or discriminated against.

 

The Astraea Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Their policy is to select, place, train and promote the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience to provide equal opportunity for all our staff members in compliance with applicable local, state and federal law, and without regard to non-work related factors such as sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, economic status, personal appearance including height and weight, HIV serostatus, sex characteristics, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

 

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the application and interview process, please express that with your cover letter and resume submission.

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

The Astraea Foundation seeks to actively and affirmatively build a qualified pool of applicants that includes representation from groups who have traditionally been excluded, underrepresented, or discriminated against.

The Astraea Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Their policy is to select, place, train and promote the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience to provide equal opportunity for all our staff members in compliance with applicable local, state and federal law, and without regard to non-work related factors such as sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, economic status, personal appearance including height and weight, HIV serostatus, sex characteristics, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the application and interview process, please express that with your cover letter and resume submission.

[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]

Palo Alto, CA

Portfolio Director, Social Innovation, Emerson Collective

The Organization

Emerson Collective (EC) is an organization dedicated to creating pathways to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. EC’s core focus areas for its philanthropic work are: education, immigrant justice, environmental justice, health equity, and media and journalism. EC uses a wide range of tools and strategies to build and execute innovative solutions, including partnering with entrepreneurs and experts, makers and policymakers, advocates, and creatives. The goal of EC’s work is to spur change and promote equality and justice.

Position Overview

Emerson Collective seeks a Portfolio Director, Social Innovation to lead its Social Innovation portfolio, which consistently aims to be flexible and dynamic in its approach and grantmaking. The Portfolio Director will work across a variety of issue areas, helping to shape philanthropic investment strategy, conduct research and due diligence on potential partners and new areas of investment, and advise and support grant partners.

How To Apply

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

Palo Alto, CA | U.S. Remote consideration

Managing Director, Convenings, Skoll Foundation

The Organization

The Skoll Foundation seeks to catalyze transformational social change by investing in, connecting, and championing social entrepreneurs and other social innovators who together advance bold and equitable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Jeff Skoll, the first employee and first President of eBay, created the Skoll Foundation in 1999 to pursue his vision of a sustainable world of peace and prosperity for all. The Foundation is part of the Jeff Skoll Group, which also includes Participant (formerly known as Participant Media) and the Capricorn Investment Group.

The Foundation aspires to fundamentally shift the trajectory on urgent global problems including pandemics and global health systems, racial justice, climate change, effective governance, and inclusive economies. The Foundation does this by connecting social innovators around the world, investing in their solutions, and championing their work. The Foundation is committed to finding new ways to streamline its operations and support the organization as it drives transformational social change globally. Learn more about the Skoll Foundation at www.skoll.org.

Position Overview

This position will lead the strategic vision and execution of the Skoll Foundation’s convening programs, inclusive of both virtual and in-person events. The Managing Director (MD) reports to the Vice President of Partnership and Community Engagement while working in close collaboration with peers across Skoll staff and the executive team to advance the Connect and Champion work of the Foundation. This role is a Connect and Champion team lead.

The MD will drive and manage all components of our convenings including the flagship annual Skoll World Forum. The MD will also connect the Skoll Foundation’s convening strategy to execution; envisioning, planning, and implementing new ways to convene and connect our network of social innovators working in more than 130 countries.

To be successful, the MD must have a robust awareness and understanding of complex global issues and experience identifying diverse leaders to connect and engage in dialog to drive impact. This person should be skilled in complex project management, executive-level communications, and partner cultivation and management. This person will be intellectually curious, thoughtful, creative, humble, and highly organized, with top-notch communications and relationship-building skills.

How To Apply

Managing Director, Convenings

Philadelphia

Executive Director, Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project

The Organization

Salary: $125,000 annually plus benefits and support for relocation

Location: Philadelphia Office (hybrid)

The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) is inviting nominations and applications for the role of Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be a visionary leader who will inspire the team, client-partners, and stakeholders to build on their current success and chart a new and exciting path forward. More specifically, they will oversee operations and serve as the senior thought-leader across all programs, including mitigation and reentry support, policy reform, and development in accordance with YSRP’s two-year strategic plan. They will also engage the sector as they maintain and build relationships that will support YSRP’s growth and goals.

The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to YSRP’s assertion that children should not be in adult jails and rely on YSRP’s values, including justice, integrity, wellness, and client-partnership to drive toward success. In fact, we are particularly interested in meeting candidates who were incarcerated as children, who spent time in adult jails, or have proximity to those who have spent time in adult jails. Additionally, the ideal candidate will also have at least 7 years’ experience managing people, leading programs, and overseeing operations in small to medium-sized organizations. Their expertise will be in reentry, juvenile justice, criminal justice policy reform, mitigation, legal defense and advocacy, or a related field. They will also have a deeply nuanced analysis of Pennsylvania’s legislative landscape with the understanding that the current criminal justice system is rooted in the legacy of chattel slavery and white supremacy.

ABOUT YSRP

The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that uses direct service and policy advocacy to transform the experiences of children prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system and to ensure fair and thoughtful resentencing and reentry for individuals who were sentenced to life without parole as children (“Juvenile Lifers”).

Our Core Work includes:

  • Mitigation – During the court process in individual cases, YSRP presents prosecutors and judges with mitigation reports, or humanizing narratives of a person’s experience.
  • Reentry Planning – As close to a child’s arrest as possible, YSRP creates individualized reentry plans that connect youth with critical supports and services in housing, employment, education, and health and mental health care.
  • Juvenile Lifer Support – YSRP continues to support Juvenile Lifers who were resentenced pursuant to Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana through parole assistance and reentry, including applications for clemency.
  • Training for Legal Defense and Advocacy – YSRP creates tools and provides trainings for defense attorneys, as well as trainings for law students and social work graduate students at U Penn to provide mitigation and reentry support for young people and their families.
  • Advancing Policy Reform – YSRP aspires to end the practice of charging youth in adult courts. In the interim, YSRP’s policy advocacy chips away at the harmful impacts of adult incarceration on people and their families.

Position Overview

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Provide Visionary & Strategic Leadership

  • Lead YSRP with a unifying, synthesizing view of the organization’s current strengths and how those strengths can be leveraged to elevate YSRP into its next era.
  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to ensure all YSRP programs and operations align with the strategic plan and support the long term growth of the organization.
  • Oversee the development of annual program plans and budgets for approval by and in collaboration with the Board.
  • Provide the Board with the information needed to responsibly exercise their fiduciary duties, govern the organization and engage in strategic decision-making, be apprised of major events at the organization on a regular basis, and serve as partners, where applicable, in fundraising, communications, and policy efforts.

Oversee Operations

  • Oversee all operations, ensuring that all programs and practices align with the strategic plan and long-term goals for YSRP.
  • Direct all hiring and personnel processes, including the creation of relevant, human-centered recruiting, onboarding, performance evaluation, and retention processes.
  • Inspire team, client-partners, and stakeholders to build on their current success across all programs by
    • Supporting the development team as they maintain current funding relationships while expanding the portfolio to introduce new funding opportunities.
    • Collaborating with the policy director to learn the nuances of the legislative landscape and work strategically to advance YSRP’s policy goals in collaboration with programs.
    • Empower the advocacy team to maintain strong relationships across the sector and continuously refine the mitigation, reentry, and legal training programs.

Curate a working culture that embodies YSRP’s values

  • Incorporate anti-racist, human-centered management practices that challenge the norms of nonprofit culture.
  • Lead with transparency by modeling interpersonal communication styles and relying on multiple modes to listen to and learn from staff, stakeholders and client-partners.
  • Use change management strategies to support the team as they grow while navigating the founder transition.

Maintain & build sector partnerships

  • Partner with the senior leadership team to connect with existing sector partners in community leadership, advocacy, policy reform, and criminal defense and reentry
  • Nurture ongoing relationship building with client-partners, relying on their lived experience to inform the work of YSRP.
  • Initiate new relationships across the sector to support the long-term growth of YSRP’s programs and development goals.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

While no one person will embody all of the qualifications below, the ideal candidate will bring most of the following:

  • At least 7 years’ experience leading diverse teams, projects and/or programs in a nonprofit setting
  • Experience building alignment between mission and vision and driving buy in from different teams and stakeholders on the organization’s goals.
  • Experience maintaining team cohesion and stability during periods of transition and/or and rapid growth.
  • Lived-experience with, or proximity to, Philadelphia’s justice system and its treatment of youth.
  • Excellent written and public communication skills with experience centering multiple ways of knowing and working.
  • Demonstrated alignment with and a commitment to lead according to anti-racist theories, values and practices.
  • Experience working alongside and within criminal justice systems with a lens of working toward large-scale social and racial justice.
  • Experience managing the fiscal priorities of an organization.
  • Experience partnering across teams (development, programming, outreach, communications, etc) to align goals, timelines and priorities.
  • Experience leading or partnering on the recruitment, hiring, onboarding and evaluation of team members.

SKILLS & VALUES OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

  • Demonstrated alignment with YSRP’s mission and values as a racial justice organization.
  • The ability to balance nonprofit leadership with the critical hope necessary to work within a system that continues to inflict harm upon Black, Brown, poor and disabled bodies. This means maintaining a long term vision of abolition with the short term actions needed to mitigate the harms of the current carceral system.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly, and develop relationships with staff, Board members, funding partners, donors, consultants, and other partners and stakeholders.
  • Outstanding, demonstrated organization and critical-thinking skills; attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize competing projects with a range of partners.
  • Situational and organizational awareness during periods of transition.
  • Commitment to handling sensitive information with confidentiality.
  • Commitment to curating a kind, compassionate, trauma-informed, and productive working environment that respects and values diverse ways of knowing and working
  • Experience with piloting and implementing workplace innovations and technology that drive success and collaboration.
  • Please review YSRP’s list of organizational values to ensure alignment with the organization’s guiding principles

COMPENSATION

$125,000 annually. This is a full-time, exempt position. YSRP offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 100% employer-paid health and dental insurance, and retirement benefits.

HOW TO APPLY

YSRP has partnered with Monday Morning Consultants to lead this search. Please send questions or nominations to ericanicole@mondaymorningconsultants.com or jamie@mondaymorningconsultants.com.  Given the nature of YSRP’s mission, Black, indigenous, and other people of color, disabled people and those who are directly impacted by incarceration – or who have a loved one who has been impacted – are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for the position, please submit your resume, and a brief statement responding to the following questions, to: apply@mondaymorningconsultants.com. Be sure to include the name of the role in the subject line of your email.

  1. How do your skills and background align with this job?
  2. In what ways do you prioritize racial justice and/or ending mass incarceration in your personal and professional life?

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

The Organization

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (the “Zoo”) is home to more than 9,000 animals representing over 500 species, as well as over 1,000 species of plants. The Zoo is one of just a handful in the United States with a substantial, stand-alone aquarium.

The Zoo was founded in 1898 and will celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2023. In 1994, the Zoo was privatized and is currently owned and operated by the Zoological Society of Pittsburgh, a 501(c)(3) organization.

During the past decade, the Zoo has supported over 245 conservation projects in over 60 countries. The program particularly encourages field studies and cross-disciplinary approaches to conservation. The Zoo participates in animal rescue programs and operates a fully equipped veterinary hospital. In addition, the Zoo owns and operates the 1,000-acre International Conservation Center, a conservation, research, education, breeding, and training facility that specializes in the care and breeding of African elephants.

The Zoo has an annual operating budget in excess of $22 million and enjoys an average attendance of close to one million visitors annually, making it the highest attended cultural attraction in the region. In addition to generous support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District and ongoing support from the major foundations in Pittsburgh, the Zoo generates earned income from admissions, gift shop and restaurant sales, and event rentals, and receives support from members and individual donors.

The Zoo is brimming with energy as it welcomed President & CEO Jeremy Goodman in October 2021, just the 2nd individual to serve in the role since privatization. The Board of Directors recently approved a new five-year strategic plan and at the direction of Dr. Goodman is currently undertaking the development of a new 20-year, visionary masterplan that will transform the Zoo’s campuses. Executive and Board leadership are deeply committed to the vitality and sustainability of this great community asset for the Pittsburgh region and have prioritized building a best-in-class development and external relations program.

Position Overview

Amid this backdrop of energetic leadership and forward-looking investment, the Zoo seeks candidates for the newly created position of Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), signaling the elevation and prioritization of advancement initiatives as the Zoo enters a transformational period in its evolution. Reporting to the President & CEO, the CAO will lead the Zoo’s newly created Advancement Office comprising Development, Government Affairs, Marketing & Communications, and Creative Services. This key leader is responsible for the strategic direction and ensuring efficient execution of the following, thereby ensuring all divisions meet or exceed goal metrics/key performance indicators:

  • all fundraising programs and related services, inclusive of annual fund, individual major gifts, foundation and corporate relations, special events, member services, and advancement services
  • representing and advancing the Zoo’s government relations agenda at local and state levels in the areas of conservation, activities policy, funding, and wildlife care
  • a comprehensive and coordinated marketing and communications strategy to advance the Zoo’s brand and mission on an organization-wide scale, including media relations, social media campaigns, and community engagement and events, in addition to private events and group sales management
  • creative services to develop Zoo advertisements and other design content utilized by the Advancement Office and fellow Zoo units

The CAO will support the President & CEO in furthering the Zoo’s mission, vision, and values across all internal and external constituencies.

The CAO, in collaboration with the President & CEO, will lead a new era of strategic engagement and philanthropic achievement. The core charge of the CAO will be to chart a more strategic course for Zoo advancement infrastructure and activities during their continued expansion, while formalizing and sustaining a modern, data-driven, and major-gifts-focused development program that meets the ongoing needs of the organization. The CAO will lead the Zoo in cultivating a culture of philanthropy that permeates all areas of the organization, as well as developing an active lens for both donor-centric and community-centric fundraising approaches. This leader will actively partner with colleagues across the Zoo community to model and advance its commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.

The CAO will manage a current team of approximately 15 professionals and will be tasked with recruiting additional development team members. The team is expected to grow further through phased expansion as the Advancement Office continues to evolve. The CAO will be empowered to create a best-in-class department in consultation with the President & CEO.

While Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium will consider a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Passion for conservation, wildlife, and the mission of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Ability to authentically engage and inspire others as a senior representative of the organization.
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, serving in roles with progressive levels of responsibility, including experience with the following: individual giving, institutional giving, major gifts, annual giving/membership, planned giving, capital campaign (planning, execution, closure), donor and board relations, stewardship, events, and development operations. Demonstrated success in change management and in setting and achieving ambitious philanthropic goals.
  • Knowledge of and fundamental adherence to the principles, ethics, and best practices of modern advancement, including the integration of various giving and external relations programs to engage stakeholders, cultivate interest and commitment, and diversify and grow the funding base.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of how to build diversity, equity, and inclusion in the advancement function; culturally competent with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual, and gender identity.
  • Minimum of seven years in management roles with increasing responsibilities. Ability to lead, recruit, evaluate, and develop a diverse team of advancement professionals and contribute to the ongoing fostering of a high-functioning, results-oriented, multi-racial/multi-ethnic workforce.
  • Demonstrated success in developing a strong and winning case for support, successful communications plan, and strategic, innovative fundraising plans, and executing those plans to grow fundraising and exceed goals. Demonstrated experience cultivating, training, building relationships with, and working in collaboration with executives, senior staff, and board/volunteer leaders on advancement-related activities.
  • Successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts from individual and institutional donors at the level of six to seven-figures and greater.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and executing integrated, strategic marketing and communications in support of achieving constituency engagement, fundraising, event, programmatic, branding, or other organizational goals. A functional understanding of how to effectively leverage various communication mediums and distribution channels for optimal exposure and impact.
  • A forward thinker with a track record of utilizing new methods of constituent engagement and connectivity.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate data into decision-making and strategy development.
  • Working knowledge of modern data management practices and innovations that can streamline advancement processes and contribute to the integration of related functions.
  • Flexibility to travel.

Please note that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer.

How To Apply

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

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

Portland, Oregon

Director of Learning, Meyer Memorial Trust

The Organization

Moving towards a vision of building an Oregon that works for all, Meyer Memorial Trust invites applications and nominations for the role of Director of Learning. Established in 1982, Meyer Memorial Trust was created by the late Fred G. Meyer, founder of a chain of retail stores bearing his name throughout the Pacific Northwest. Meyer has awarded roughly $840 million in grants and program-related investments to more than 3,380 organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since 2016, Meyer focused grantmaking to advance equity, eventually leading to a new justice-centered mission in 2021: Meyer accelerates racial, social, and economic justice for the collective well-being of Oregon’s lands and peoples.

Now in 2022, Meyer is working towards the implementation of a new strategic framework grounded in principles of trust-based philanthropy and rooted in its anti-racist, feminist values. Meyer’s program team is engaging with members of the BIPOC community to ensure that their priorities for justice shape Meyer’s approach going forward. The funding priorities that Meyer adopts this fall will build on the trust’s legacy of equity-centered work in education, housing, the environment, and thriving communities, and will dovetail with Justice Oregon for Black Lives, an initiative that Meyer launched in 2020 to deepen their commitment to racial justice by making community-informed investments in the lives of Black Oregonians.

Meyer also takes an active role as a convener, by bringing leaders together to learn from one another and move forward strategically in collaboration to tackle complex problems and create meaningful change. Beyond grantmaking, the organization acts as a catalyst through advocacy by bringing people to the table and supporting partners who advocate for BIPOC community priorities. Recognizing the importance of meeting urgent and immediate community needs while also working for changes in public policy, this kind of change often does not happen quickly; Meyer’s active support of policy advocacy helps magnify the work of grantmaking partners who are dedicated to challenging the status quo.

As part of the effort to build capacity towards becoming an intentional learning organization, Meyer has partnered with the Center for Evaluation Innovation to explore and strategize the question: How can we know if we are building a foundation and practice of trust-based philanthropy, participatory grantmaking, and intentional community relationships in alignment with our anti-racist, feminist values? The exploration of this question lays the groundwork for Meyer’s engagement of a new Director of Learning who will work in partnership with senior leadership to build a comprehensive learning and evaluation approach to support the achievement of Meyer’s mission.

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU

The Director of Learning will be an enthusiastic self-starter who has a committed passion for Meyer’s mission, values, and commitment to equity. They will lead a new and growing team and will coach and support program team colleagues in advancing Meyer as a learning organization, rooted in its values. The Director will engage in the following:

Leadership & Vision for Learning at Meyer. The Director will provide leadership and work collaboratively with the Chief Impact Officer and Director of Grantmaking to develop, refine, and implement Meyer’s learning and evaluation approach that is aligned with Meyer’s newly approved mission, uses an anti-racist and feminist lens, and is grounded in Meyer’s strategy framework. This work will include assessing and providing recommendations for how to operationalize Meyer’s learning and evaluation approach at all levels, including staffing, systems and process development, and capacity building. Additionally, the Director will work in close partnership to assess Program strategies, learning, and activities in order to draw out insights to be meaningfully disseminated across the organization and beyond.

Partner to Support Board Learning. Lead and work collaboratively with the Director of Grantmaking and program staff to support Board learning and capacity building for fully realizing trust-based philanthropy principles in Meyer’s work.

Steward External Relationships. The Director will build and maintain relationships with skilled, diverse consultants who support commissioned evaluation, ensuring that efforts meet or exceed standards for accountability and learning and are grounded in Meyer’s values. The Director will actively engage in the trust-based philanthropy network to ensure that Meyer’s commitment to building equity and addressing power imbalances are centered in the organization’s learning and giving practices.

Champion and Model Equity-Centered Approaches. As a key contributor to Meyer leadership, the Director will offer personal interest and commitment to working in a diverse and inclusive work environment that places a high value on equity and justice. They will contribute to promoting a positive workplace culture of collaboration, innovation, and respect. The Director will engage in training and competency development to further build equity-based skills that can be applied at multiple levels across the organization.

THE SKILLS YOU WILL NEED

Candidates for the Director of Learning role will bring many of the following qualities, experiences, and approaches:

  • Deep commitment to Meyer’s mission to use an antiracist, feminist lens to strengthen movements, change systems, and support communities to build an Oregon that works for all.
  • Ability to authentically connect one’s own personal lived and professional experiences with the Foundation’s mission and aspirations.
  • Deep knowledge, commitment, and personal interest in working in a diverse and inclusive work environment that places a high value on equity.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment (please refer to Meyer’s Equity Statement).
  • An understanding of the foundational role that racism, ableism, sexism, and other forms of bias and oppression play in perpetuating inequity; demonstrated appreciation for shared power.
  • Knowledge and experience working with equity- and justice-oriented approaches to learning and evaluation, including awareness of and appreciation for the different ways in which knowledge manifests in group design, adult learning, and evaluative practice.
  • Deep knowledge of the field of philanthropy and strategic grantmaking, including principles of trust-based philanthropy. Experience working across the social sector with foundations, non-profits, and mission-driven organizations.
  • Flexibility and agility working across content areas with an appreciation for the intersections between issues; Ability to synthesize complex, cross-disciplinary material and focus quickly on the essence of an issue while maintaining clarity around the big picture; Experience using a combination of objective and subjective data to create relevant, dynamic learning opportunities.
  • Extensive experience in the development of dynamic learning agendas that are tailored to the unique needs of internal stakeholders. Robust facilitation skills for meetings, dialogues, and working sessions, including the ability to identify patterns, make connections and capture & synthesize information.
  • High emotional intelligence with the ability to provide nuanced training and support to team members on issues that may be learning/evaluation-related challenges or points of opportunity. An engaging, accessible, and flexible style that builds trust and confidence across diverse team cultures and priorities. A natural collaborator with a service orientation and ability to listen and deftly influence and guide individuals and teams.
  • A dynamic influencer with highly effective interpersonal and relational skills, including a demonstrated ability to work successfully across complex, matrixed teams and with roles at multiple levels.
  • Natural inclination and intentionality for learning; A curious disposition motivated by the internal drive to uncover and shed light on complex issues.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred, although equivalent expertise and/or lived experience will also be considered.

The compensation range for the Director of Learning position is $150,000 – $170,000. This position is based in Portland, Oregon with the Meyer team. Meyer staffers are working on a hybrid schedule with remote and office-based days.

How To Apply

More information about the Meyer Memorial Trust may be found at: mmt.org

This search is being led by Cara Pearsall and Danielle Higa of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

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

Transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary job applicants, as well as applicants with disabilities and applicants with criminal record histories, are encouraged to apply.

Redding, CA.

Executive Director, Northern Valley Catholic Social Service

The Organization

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service
$170,000
DOE/DOQ 

INTEGRITY. RESPONSIBILITY. RESPECT. RESILIENCY. HOPE.

 

Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS) is seeking a charismatic and personable Executive Director to ensure the organization is helping children and families reach their fullest potential through a variety of social services, such as counseling, housing, and disaster response. This individual will be highly invested in the organization’s vision to be a change agent that enhances people’s quality of life through integrated services. The Executive Director will oversee a team of 200 employees (with six direct reports), 14 housing complexes, and an operating budget of $15 million. Candidates who have a background working with a nonprofit Board of Directors are highly desirable, as are those who can tap into a Board’s expertise to make meaningful contributions. The next Executive Director does not need to be Catholic but is willing to champion NVCSS’ Guiding Principles. NVCSS needs a leader who is proactive, interpersonal, and creative. The ideal candidate for this role is an effective planner, project manager, and mentor whose passion is infectious and drive is admirable. If you want to lead an organization that values integrity, responsibility, respect, resiliency, and hope and have the skills to be an innovative and thoughtful leader, apply today!

See the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/8b396a60-b4e1-4f79-998f-6b61ce2a2c98

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have the perfect blend of the soft skills needed to supervise a social service agency and workforce with sound financial and administrative skills and foresight, abundant initiative and creativity, boldness to try new things, and charisma to bring people along. They will have the ability to adapt to changing conditions while maintaining the vision and confidence to get ahead. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator, relationship builder, and organizer. They will follow the Catholic tenants and have a passion for helping those in need. The next Executive Director will have the forethought to come up with proactive solutions and develop better systems for their team through innovative problem solving. This role requires a change agent who is eager to implement new ideas and who can adapt to a changing world, especially as a result of COVID-19 and California wildfires.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Non-Profit Management, Social Work, or a related field

Desired

·        Master’s degree

·        Five years progressively responsible experience with administration and management in an agency with a diverse annual operating budget of $5 million or more

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Annual Salary: $170,000 DOE/DOQ and an attractive benefits package

 

See more benefits information here:

·        https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/403B_distriboptions.pdf

·        https://wbcpinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Diocese-Lay-Benefits-Booklet-2021.pdf

SECURE THE DATES:

·        Interviews will be held virtually on October 28th and in-person on November 10th. Candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days.

 

Please contact your Board V.P. Kim Niemer or Human Resources Director Jennifer Cummings with any questions:

·        kpniemer@gmail.com

·        (530) 604-2288

·        (530) 247-3328

Position Overview

THE POSITION

The Executive Director will oversee the operations of NVCSS, including a budget of $15 million, 200 employees, six direct reports, and a wide range of social services, including counseling, housing, and disaster response. The Executive Director will report to and utilize the expertise of an engaged and skilled Board of Directors and reach the organization’s vision to be recognized as a catalyst for change, by providing integrated services that assist clients in improving their own lives. They will represent NVCSS with government officials and community-based agency leaders with whom NVCSS contracts and collaborates. They will work closely with the Diocese of Sacramento Catholic Charities in programmatic initiatives and some administrative functions. This leader will be readily available and responsive to key stakeholders and clients and serve as a respected representative for the organization in community settings.

The Executive Director will continue to develop partnerships focused on a common purpose of supporting clients and their families. The Executive Director will work with their leadership team to ensure strong relationships with referral agencies remain intact. Collaborative partnerships result in increased service delivery fostering a supportive environment and contributing to improved outcomes for an individual’s wellness and recovery.

HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, APPLY by October 21st at:

·        https://wbcpinc.com/job-board

Remote

Member Outreach Coordinator, PEAK Grantmaking

The Organization

PEAK Grantmaking is a vibrant, member-led community of more than 6,500 professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations. We elevate the expertise of grants management professionals and foster their collaboration to strengthen the practice of grantmaking. We enable philanthropy to achieve its full potential to fuel change for good. We are the only organization dedicated solely to advancing the “how” of grantmaking.

Position Overview

The Member Outreach Coordinator supports all member recruitment, onboarding, and engagement efforts. The Member Outreach Coordinator communicates PEAK Grantmaking’s mission and strategy to grow and engage membership and integrate members into the national network.

The Member Outreach Coordinator reports to the Senior Membership Manager.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please upload the following documents, preferably in a single PDF with links through this Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxPDtdjoBhyDXNz8ny1TUl70x6hK53zqFU-f8IvQuRtUfDOQ/viewform 

Cover letter
Résumé: Please indicate your city and state—no street address to protect your privacy—and email and cell phone number.

Remote

Peer Group Specialist, PEAK Grantmaking

The Organization

PEAK Grantmaking is a vibrant, member-led community of more than 6,500 professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations. We elevate the expertise of grants management professionals and foster their collaboration to strengthen the practice of grantmaking. We enable philanthropy to achieve its full potential to fuel change for good. We are the only organization dedicated solely to advancing the “how” of grantmaking.

Position Overview

The Peer Group Specialist manages the operation and growth of PEAK Grantmaking’s peer groups, including our Caucuses, Affinity Groups, and Communities of Practices. The Peer Group Specialist is the primary liaison between the national association and the Affinity Groups and Caucuses, and works closely with the Programs Team to support our Communities of Practice. The Peer Group Specialist communicates PEAK Grantmaking’s strategy and expectations to the peer group volunteer leaders to promote their effective operation and to foster an emergent learning space within the entire membership network.

The Peer Group Specialist also oversees the progress and performance of the peer groups to ensure their platforms are elevated and their voices are heard, and offers needed support for peer groups to be successful, including administrative support along with guidance and advice. The Peer Group Specialist collaborates with the peer group volunteer leaders and the national association to effectively build and maintain peer group sustainability and optimal engagement.

The Peer Group Specialist reports to the Senior Community Engagement Manager.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please upload the following documents, preferably in a single PDF with links through this Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-Xi18xX7ycFqcgtr4Jvii5IPv9EbHvpRJpz4vzdSDC-zB4w/viewform

Cover letter
Résumé: Please indicate your city and state—no street address to protect your privacy—and email and cell phone number.

Remote

Associate Communications Director, PEAK Grantmaking

The Organization

PEAK Grantmaking is a member-led national association serving 6,500 philanthropy professionals who specialize in grants management and 500 contributing member organizations. Our members come together to form a vibrant community that advances shared leadership and learning across the philanthropic sector.

Position Overview

PEAK’s communications program serves a strategic role in guiding and implementing the organization’s outreach to its members, the profession, and the larger field of philanthropy – amplifying the organization’s unique role in advancing effective, equitable grantmaking practices.

At PEAK, communications is a strategic practice that focuses on positioning and promoting the organization’s unique value proposition to its members and the field; developing and delivering high-value publications and resources; continually strengthening the community experience; and building PEAK’s reputation as an investor brand for philanthropy.

Working closely with the Communications team and collaboratively with colleagues across the organization, the Associate Communications Director plays an essential role in providing strategic advice and hands-on guidance to the execution of PEAK’s communications program.

This position reports to the Communications and Marketing Director.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, please upload the following documents through this Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXCipUguDX0ZNNJOaa_bq6Rv0bA8spV_KmfF-kUmuCPryvvA/viewform 

Cover letter
Résumé: Please indicate your city and state—no street address to protect your privacy—and email and cell phone number.
Work samples: Please attach 3-4 work samples that focus on impact reporting, storytelling, and brand messaging—such as annual reports, articles, event reporting, member profiles, and fundraising campaigns. Please bundle the documents and/or links into one file.

Remote

Director of Communications, Funder for Justice

The Organization

Funders for Justice is a national network and organizing platform for grantmakers, donor networks, and funder affinity groups to mobilize resources to grassroots organizing led by and for people of color, at the intersections of racial justice, gender justice, economic justice, ending criminalization, and building models for community safety and justice. FFJ is a political home for funders: a place of problem-solving and catalyzing change in philanthropy; a place for trouble-makers and visionary leaders in philanthropy; a place for the curious committed to manifesting tangible change; a place to learn, support each other, and tell the whole truth about this political moment: what communities and organizations are facing, what they’re doing to fight and build new ways, and how funders need to step up to meet the mandate of the moment.

FFJ is a highly collaborative organization that trusts the people on our team to lead. Staff are innovative and generative, and create infrastructure for our work that holds both structure and flexibility so that members can meaningfully participate in our programs and partner with staff to lead on new opportunities.

FFJ was founded in 2014, and has grown from less than 100 members, mostly rapid response programming, and part time staff, to over 500 members, several areas of programming, several formal member leadership roles, and six full time staff roles; the Director of Communications will be the seventh staff role. Funders for Justice is led by a steering committee and a set of member leaders across three issue-based strategy groups, and staff. The staff work closely with the member leadership and other members to design and implement the daily programming.

FFJ hosts an array of standing programming: divest/invest political education for funders; a cohort of movement advisors that provide political guidance to our work; three strategy groups: healing justice, ‘me too’ in philanthropy, and eroding the power of police unions; the donor organizing committee for the Movement for Black Lives, in partnership with M4BL staff; and a fellowship for FFJ’s member leaders. FFJ also offers additional responsive and collaborative programs throughout the year, including webinars and virtual institutes, as well as in-person events and training institutes at philanthropic conferences (when it is safe again to convene in person).

For more about FFJ, visit Funders for Justice. For more information about our fiscal sponsor, SEE, please visit saveourplanet.org.

Position Overview

The Director of Communications at Funders for Justice (FFJ) leads the public messaging of the organization, by working collaboratively with the executive director, staff, and member leaders to develop strategy, content, and materials that advance the mission, goals, and programs of FFJ.

The Director of Communications at Funders for Justice (FFJ) leads the public messaging of the organization, by working collaboratively with the executive director, staff, and member leaders to develop strategy, content, and materials that advance the mission, goals, and programs of FFJ.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director of Communications works in close partnership with the staff and member leaders to lead the public messaging of the organization, through working collaboratively to develop content and materials that advance the mission and goals of FFJ. The message will be rooted in the abolition values of FFJ, and guided by a deep solidarity with the movements and organizations that FFJ partners with, in order to shift the leadership and culture of philanthropy to accountability to the grassroots. This includes public materials, political education materials, managing and maintaining FFJ’s main website and divest/invest website, maintaining social media accounts, tracking member engagement with digital materials, and creating original content. The Director of Communications will be responsible for design of materials and websites, including project management for website redesign(s), graphic design for new materials, and project management with any communications consultants.

This role reports to the Executive Director. The Director of Communications will build out a communications team when resources are available.

  • Lead the development and implementation of the strategic communications plan for FFJ
    • Lead an innovative communications strategy that is long-term and focused, while also responsive and nimble to advance emerging opportunities and meet the mandate of movements, and that includes a wide range of platforms and mediums
    • Develop the public narrative of FFJ, in partnership with the Executive Director, other staff, and member leaders
    • Partner with the Executive Director, Director of Organizing, and the Director of Training and Leadership Development to develop and implement annual communications goals and strategies, as part of organization-wide goals and strategies
    • Develop the communications work plan and budget, and monitor progress
  • Craft public materials for member recruitment
    • Partner with the Membership Manager to develop materials for the annual membership drive
    • Partner with the Membership Manager to develop materials for ongoing member recruitment
    • Provide, or partner with a consultant on, graphic design for new materials
  • Design Political Education Materials
    • Partner with staff to develop political education materials to advance the goals of the strategy groups, fellowship, external trainings, and other programs
    • Provide, or partner with a consultant on, graphic design for new materials
  • Lead Digital Communications
    • Manage and maintain FFJ’s primary website, including regular content updates
    • Manage and maintain FFJ’s divest/invest website, including regular content updates
    • Lead the redesign for FFJ’s primary and divest/invest websites
    • Manage FFJ’s newsletter, including creating new content and coordinating
    • Run FFJ’s social media accounts, including creating original content as well as amplifying the content of our funder and movement partners
    • Track member engagement with FFJ’s digital platforms, and use that data to inform how you grow and pivot communications strategies and tactics
  • Media Relations
    • Develop relationships and engage with philanthropic media to amplify FFJ’s work
    • Develop relationships and engage with philanthropic media to amplify FFJ’s funder and movement partners
    • Land earned media and op-eds
    • Author and manage the distribution of press releases
    • Respond to press inquiries
    • Creating, implementing, and managing an editorial calendar
  • Safety and Security Systems & Practices
    • Partner with the Administration Manager on safety and security practices for FFJ’s communications work, including but not limited to digital security
  • Provide timely responses to funder and movement partners, and others with communications requests
  • Create and maintain the communications systems and files for the organization
  • Project management with consultants and vendors
  • Participate in all staff meetings and relevant meetings with staff and members

ABOUT YOU

Knowledge & Skills 

  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience and success with taking lead on the entire body of communications work of an organization
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in racial, gender, and economic justice work, preferably as part of a grassroots organization for at least part of that experience
  • At least 8-10 years of demonstrated experience with philanthropy, including foundations, intermediaries, collaborative funds, affinity groups, as a staff member and/or as a grantee partner.
  • Ability to communicate complex and powerful  ideas, frameworks, strategies, and campaigns on a range of mediums and through both short and long form
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with safety and security practices, especially as related to the communications work of an organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with crafting public materials that are accessible across multiple accessibility considerations, including multiple disabilities and multiple languages
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading in a manager or director role.
  • Strong demonstrated experience with Google Analytics, WordPress, Mailchimp, Canva, Powerbase and/or other membership database, and other relevant tools and platforms
  • Facility with technology and comfort with a virtual office
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills, used to craft the public narrative for an organization, using a wide range of styles and platforms, including reports, blogs and short essays, and social media
  • You are able to manage time effectively, allowing you to prioritize, follow-up on, and finalize tasks in order of relevance.

Attitude and Teamwork

  • You believe in respect of self and others as a core value and work ethic.
  • You believe in responsibility/accountability as a practice and value that is not only about completing tasks and obligations.
  • You are proactive and take initiative in your approach to your work, at all levels and including collaboration with others
  • You link responsibility to awareness of the consequences of your actions, and anticipate the effects to prevent damage to yourself, others and the shared environment.
  • You practice and value kindness, effectiveness, and collaboration.
  • You come up with creative solutions to problems based on your own experience.
  • You are emotionally aware and practice self/community care to make your ability to work and fulfill your responsibilities sustainably.
  • You are aware of your own limits, discern, and have a practice of asking for support and collaboration to meet your goals.
  • You to interface easily with others to agree on plans of action, problem-solve, or give/receive feedback
  • You have great attention to detail.
  • You see the big picture, can make connections in analysis and work across programs within the organization, as well as between FFJ, grantmakers and donors, and sister affinity groups.
  • Flexibility and comfort with overlapping projects, competing deadlines, and multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to travel for occasional staff retreats, FFJ convenings, and other events when it is truly safe to do so, given the current global pandemic

FFJ/SEE is an equal-opportunity employer. Women (trans & cis), people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and others most impacted by the carceral system are strongly encouraged for this role.

COMPENSATION 

This is a salaried, full-time position. Salary, commensurate with experience, begins at $90,000. Benefits include generous leave and health insurance, and retirement contributions.

LOCATION & WORK ENVIRONMENT (Conditions and Physical Demands) 

Anywhere in the United States. This job operates in a professional, virtual, home office or co-working environment, with occasional local and national travel. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, including a laptop computer and cell phone. The employee is generally required to spend long periods of time sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.

How To Apply

Please submit an application consisting of the following materials combined into a single PDF:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 2-3 writing samples (preferably the samples demonstrate two different writing styles, e.g., blog post, op-ed, fact sheet, talking points, etc.)
  • Contact information for 3 references (we’ll notify applicants before contacting references)

Please submit your PDF application to jobs@funders4justice.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

We aim to begin interviews in November 2022, and expect to onboard a new staff member in late 2022 or early 2023.

Remote Location

Search Director, Aspen Leadership Group

The Organization

ALG is a national network of fundraising leaders. Through executive search and talent management consulting services, and with a focus on careers rather than on isolated job openings, ALG builds enduring and productive relationships with individuals pursuing careers in philanthropy and with leaders of organizations engaged in philanthropy. The landscape for philanthropy is changing, even as demands for fundraising revenue increase. Aspen Leadership Group supports exceptional careers in philanthropy, helping professionals see the horizon and recruit, train, retain, and inspire diverse, inclusive, and high-performing teams.

Position Overview

As Aspen Leadership Group (ALG) continues to grow, we are pleased to announce an opening for a Search Director.

ALG Search Directors lead and manage executive searches in philanthropy for higher education, healthcare, and the entire nonprofit sector, with a particular focus on building teams that report to the organization’s senior advancement leaders, including searches for positions such as associate/assistant vice president, senior director of development, director, and major gift officer.

ALG Search Directors draw on experience gained through successful careers in fundraising and nonprofit leadership, and they share that experience broadly with individuals entering and progressing in advancement careers in the nonprofit sector. ALG’s Search Directors are natural networkers who love investing in the career growth and success of colleagues and friends. They have a profound respect for philanthropy, have experience with philanthropists at all levels, and seek to strengthen the nonprofit sector through sharing that experience and focusing on supporting exceptional careers in philanthropy on a national scale. They are committed to inclusive recruiting practices and to strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the nonprofit sector.

Search directors join ALG with at least 12 years of fundraising experience including front-line fundraising experience and five or more years in a management role such as Associate/Assistant Vice President, Executive Director of Development, Senior Director/Director of Development, or Director of Major Gifts. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the responsibilities and preferred qualifications stated in the prospectus.

Compensation: Search Directors receive commission-based compensation with a base of $100,000, plus benefits.

Location: ALG is a national firm whose employees operate within virtual office spaces nationwide. The Search Director may work from any location with excellent internet service and access to an airport. Occasional travel is required.

How To Apply

To learn more or apply for this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/1206. 

Priority will be given to candidates who apply on or by October 29, 2022.

San Francisco, CA

AP Accountant, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

The Organization

FEDERATION OVERVIEW

At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Position Overview

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  • Manage the accounts payable workflow, ensuring that all expenses, invoices, check requests, and payments are processed in a timely and accurate manner in according with the Federation’s policies and procedures.
  • Process AP weekly invoices, recurring vouchers, and check/wire requests as well as grants in a timely and accurate manner and prepare checks for signature. Set up and apply payments for wires.
  • Prepare batch reports for all accounts payable transactions and review for errors prior to submitting to supervisor for AP and GL posting of weekly check runs.
  • Upload check registers to Positive Pay and update cash books for all A/P transactions.
  • Correspond with vendors regarding account issues, research unpaid invoices, outstanding or stale dated checks including follow-up with vendors in a timely and professional manner. Investigate and resolve any invoice discrepancies and issues. Place stop payments, void/reissue checks.
  • Process American Express commercial credit card transactions and employee expense reimbursements through Concur and verify transactions with supporting receipts, documentation. Ensure all transactions are in accordance with company policies and budget guidelines.
  • Reconcile aging payables to general ledger. Responsible for accounts payable records in accounting system.
  • Maintain vendor files, such as Form W-9, independent contractor approval forms, agreements, and contracts.
  • Process annual Form 1099s, including mailing, filing and corrections as required by the IRS.
  • Prepare journal entries for AP adjustments, reconcile various accounts.
  • Ensure all tasks are in accordance with company policy and have proper documentation.
  • Maintain and update AP accounting procedures.
  • Participate in the implementation and improvement of workflows which facilitate efficient operation and financial management of the organization.
  • Additional duties assigned as required, including assistance with audits and tax filings.

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of accounts payable and related professional experience as accounting/bookkeeper.
  • Non-profit and fund accounting experience preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)

  • Strong transactional accounting background, be detailed and deadline-oriented, organized, and able to operate in a multi-faceted, fast-paced collaborative environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact with all levels including, but not limited to employees, vendors, senior management.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and adapt efficiently to changes.
  • Self-motivated, dependable, flexible, and professional demeanor.
  • Demonstrate understanding of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and general knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.
  • Experience in fund accounting software, FIMS a plus.
  • Proficient data entry and facility with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, OneDrive, and SharePoint.

COMPENSATION

Salary range: $58,000 – $68,000/annually, however this is an hourly, non-exempt role.
Benefits include medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires and is planning a hybrid work model of currently working one day a week in our office. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.

San Francisco, CA

Temporary Coordinator for Diller Teen Fellows, San Francisco Cohort, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

The Organization

FEDERATION OVERVIEW

At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 11th graders designed to inspire and promote Jewish engagement and leadership among Jewish youth. This international program began in San Francisco 20 years ago and has since expanded to include 32 communities across North and South America, South Africa, Australia, Europe, and Israel. The program is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Federation.

Read more about Diller Teen Fellows, the SF Diller Teen Fellows, and Diller Tikkun Olam Awards for program overviews. Both the International Diller Teen Fellows office and the local Bay Area Diller Teen Fellows program are located at the Jewish Community Federation’s office in San Francisco.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  • Provide ongoing administrative and logistical support for all Diller Teen Fellows San Francisco programs
  • Lead fellows through programs during workshops and Shabbatonim (weekend retreats)
  • Act as a role model for the Junior Counselors and Diller Teen Fellows
  • Encourage social responsibility through modeling and conversation
  • Create close, interpersonal relationships with the staff and the fellows
  • Partner with Coordinator, JCs and intern to ensure health and safety of participants
  • Attend/lead staff meetings once to two times a month
  • Additional tasks as needed that support the logistical and programmatic elements of the fellowship
  • Must be able to attend all 3 Shabbatonim, lead Jewish Community Mifgash and the full Israel trip

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years experience in Jewish Education

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)

  • Demonstrates excellent ability to form personal connections
  • Shows strength in self-awareness and ability to reflect on performance
  • Desire to continue in personal growth and development
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Wants to deepen connection between themselves and their Jewish identity as well as Jewish communities worldwide
  • Has the ability to work as part of a team and take initiative
  • Willing to adapt to various challenges, leadership styles, and program changes
  • Possesses self-management techniques and tools and can carry out tasks without close supervision
  • Must be available nights and weekends
  • Must be willing to work overtime as hours will vary weekly
  • Must have a valid U.S. Passport and able to travel internationally
  • Must be willing to get a background check and live scan fingerprinting

TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires and is planning a hybrid work model of currently working one day a week in our office. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.

San Francisco, CA

Philanthropy Associate, Gift Planning and Endowments, Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

The Organization

FEDERATION OVERVIEW

At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

The Philanthropy Associate, Gift Planning and Endowments, serves as a key team member responsible for providing administrative, operational, and programmatic support to the Gift Planning and Endowments team of the Jewish Community Federation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

Donor Service and Stewardship

  • Provide exceptional support for donors and colleagues in the development and stewardship of planned gifts, endowment funds and agency funds. Work with and develop relationships with a variety of constituents, such as prospects, donors, professional advisors, community organizations, estate executors, and internal partners across the Federation.
  • Act as point of contact for requests for information from donors and community organizations, researching as necessary and responding as appropriate.
  • Process all incoming contributions; assist in drafting and sending gift acknowledgements and related correspondence to donors and community organizations.
  • Coordinate with donors, community organizations, estate executors, and colleagues to obtain necessary approvals for agreements, grant distributions, and other transactions.
  • Distribute regular financial reports to endowment donors and agency fund holders.
  • Coordinate condolence communications to family members of recently deceased planned gift donors.
  • Support the execution of awards and scholarships as appropriate.
  • Assist with other donor service and stewardship activities as needed.

Administration

  • Support planned gift administration through correspondence with third parties such as life insurance companies, retirement plan administrators, and life income gift administrators, maintaining records as needed; process life insurance premium payments and requests for reimbursement, corresponding with donors as needed.
  • Provide logistical support for meetings and events. Reserve facilities, work with caterers, set up meetings, mail invitations, take minutes, manage mailing lists, develop speaker and attendee profiles, manage registration, and perform on-site logistical activities.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Philanthropy, Finance, and senior management to ensure maximum process efficiency, updating procedures as necessary.
  • Assist in the development and distribution of presentations, print and electronic materials, and mailings to aid with the cultivation of planned giving donors.
  • Assist in keeping Gift Planning and Endowments’ print and website resources up to date, partnering with Marketing and IT departments as necessary.
  • Coordinate paperwork flow and calendar management.
  • Provide assistance to colleagues in the Philanthropy department as needed.

Data Management

  • Confirm, enter, update, track, and manage database records for constituents, gifts, grants, and preferred donor name listings, ensuring records are accurate, up-to-date, and in sync with separate information systems.
  • Design and produce reports on donors, planned gifts, funds, and other Gift Planning and Endowments-related data.
  • Establish and maintain systems to file and manage sensitive and confidential financial, estate planning and restricted fund documentation, such as wills, trusts, gift agreements, and other legal documents.

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT

  • 2-3 years of administration, donor service, program development and coordination, or related experience.
  • Experience working closely with multiple stakeholders such as donors, community institutions, and volunteer leaders is ideal.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)

  • Interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality, including a high-level of diplomacy, sound judgment, confidentiality, and discretion when communicating with donors, volunteers and community professionals.
  • Time management, prioritization, planning, and organizational skills; attention to detail and accuracy; ability to multitask and adapt to shifting priorities as necessary.
  • oral and written communication skills; listening and analytical skills.
  • Team orientation, taking initiative with the capacity to work independently and collaboratively, based on the situation.
  • Flexibility, including willingness to work with a variety of staff members, donors, institutions, and lay leaders.
  • skills with Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Word); constituent management systems (ideally, Salesforce); and accounting databases (FIMS experience desirable).
  • Preferred: knowledge of and appreciation for the Jewish community, its customs and practices.

 

TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires and is planning a hybrid work model of currently working one day a week in our office. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.

San Francisco, CA

PJ Library Regional Parent Connector for San Francisco, Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

The Organization

FEDERATION OVERVIEW

At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world)

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PJ Library® Bay Area, a family engagement program of the Federation, provides a shared family experience where both parents and children learn about Jewish values, traditions, and holidays through stories, music, and activities. PJ Library Bay Area has a growing team of PJ Library Parent Connectors who build authentic peer-to-peer relationships and community with Jewish families raising young children throughout the Bay Area.

POSITION OVERVIEW

PJ Library Bay Area is seeking a PJ Library Regional Parent Connector in San Francisco to engage with Jewish families and build relationships with families of young children, birth through six years old. The PJ Library Regional Parent Connector will build intentional affinity spaces celebrating our diverse Jewish culture and providing resources and community experiences that are of interest to families in the community.

The PJ Library Regional Parent Connector for San Francisco is a 10 hour a week position with a monthly budget for programming expenses and is expected to be employed for one year (with the possibility of renewal). Candidates must be a parent of at least one child under the age of six years old and live in the city of San Francisco.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  • Create and maintain meaningful relationships with under-connected Jewish families in San Francisco
  • Build a network of families who participate in Jewish experiences together, and help each other along in their Jewish journey
  • Meet individually with new families for 1:1 meet-ups on a regular basis
  • Connect small groups of 2-3 families together monthly
  • Host or participate in a gathering for 5+ families together on a regular basis, ideally every two months
  • Identify and mentor parent leaders for monthly parent-led friendship groups based on affinity/interest within the region
  • Participate in onboarding training and weekly check-in calls with Director of PJ Library Bay Area
  • Actively enroll new families to PJ Library each month
  • Assist in marketing PJ Library and PJ Library Bay Area and community events for diverse families with young families by engaging directly with PJ Library Bay Area social media, posting in a Facebook group, and other social media outlets
  • Closely track and report on each Jewish family connection made
  • Attend specified professional development opportunities offered throughout the year

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT

Bachelor’s degree preferred

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)

  • Background in family engagement, or education is helpful
  • Knowledge and appreciation of diversity within our Jewish community
  • An excellent communicator, verbally and in writing
  • Strong people skills and is a collaborator
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and needs
  • Having a growth and learning mindset
  • Demonstrates an initiative-taking and consistent approach to performing all job functions
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram

TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires and is planning a hybrid work model of currently working one day a week in our office. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.

San Francisco, CA

PJ Library Parent Connector for Jewish LGBTQ+ Families, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

FEDERATION OVERVIEW

At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

PJ Library® Bay Area, a family engagement program of the Federation, provides a shared family experience where both parents and children learn about Jewish values, traditions, and holidays through stories, music, and activities. PJ Library Bay Area has a growing team of PJ Library Parent Connectors who build authentic peer-to-peer relationships and community with Jewish families raising young children throughout the Bay Area.

POSITION OVERVIEW

PJ Library Bay Area is seeking a PJ Library Parent Connector to engage with Jewish LGBTQ+* families and build relationships with families of young children, birth through six years old, where at least one person in the household identifies as LGBTQ+ in the East Bay. The Parent Connector will build intentional LGBTQ+ affinity spaces celebrating our diverse Jewish culture and providing resources and community experiences that are of interest to families in the community.

The PJ Library Parent Connector for Jewish LGBTQ+ Families position is a 10 hour a week position with a monthly budget for programming expenses and is expected to be employed for one year (with the possibility of renewal). Candidates must be a parent of at least one child under the age of six years old and live in the area they serve in either Alameda or Contra Costa Counties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

Create and maintain meaningful relationships with under-connected Jewish LGBTQ+ families in the East Bay
Build a network of LGBTQ+ families who participate in Jewish experiences together, and help each other along in their Jewish journey
Meet individually with new families for 1:1 meet-ups on a regular basis
Connect small groups of 2-3 families together monthly
Host or participate in a gathering for 5+ families together on a regular basis, ideally every two months
Identify and mentor parent leaders for monthly parent-led friendship groups based on affinity/interest within the region
Participate in onboarding training and weekly check-in calls with direct manager
Actively enroll new families to PJ Library each month
Assist in marketing PJ Library and PJ Library Bay Area and community events for LGBTQ+ families with young children by engaging directly with PJ Library Bay Area social media, posting in a Facebook group, and other social media outlets
Closely track and report on each Jewish family connection made
Attend specified professional development opportunities offered throughout the year
* Our use of the term Jewish LGBTQ+ includes any family who self-identifies as a LGBTQ+ family, whether it is the parents and/or children who identify.

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT
Bachelor’s degree preferred

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)

Background in family engagement, or education is helpful

Knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community and appreciation of diversity within our Jewish community
An excellent communicator, verbally and in writing
Strong people skills and is a collaborator
Ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines
Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards
Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and needs
Having a growth and learning mindset
Demonstrates an initiative-taking and consistent approach to performing all job functions
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram

COMPENSATION

Salary range: $ 40 per hour, 10 hours per week for one year

TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires and is planning a hybrid work model of currently working one day a week in our office. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.

San Francisco, CA

Salesforce Administrator, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund

The Organization

At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Position Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

The Salesforce Administrator will be responsible for the day-to-day configuration, support, maintenance, and improvement of the Federation’s main constituent database, the Salesforce CRM. Working closely with all departments, the administrator will identify, develop, and deploy new business processes. This role is part technical project manager, part administrator, part Salesforce analyst, and 100% dedicated to our mission.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  • Serve as primary system administrator for the Salesforce environment with 85+ users.
  • Ensuring optimal performance of Salesforce systems and products.
  • Upgrading and configuring Salesforce systems for optimized integration.
  • Managing Salesforce roles, profiles, sharing rules, workflows, and groups.
  • Building and maintaining custom reports and dashboards.
  • Performing database maintenance tasks, including diagnostic tests and duplicate entry cleansing.
  • Evaluating and installing new Salesforce releases, as well as providing training and support.
  • Documenting processes, including error reports and changes to field history tables.
  • Preparing reports for all departments
  • Focus the organization’s use of data for what best serves the mission.
  • Handle all basic administrative functions including user maintenance, modification of page layouts, generation of reports and dashboards, creation of new fields and other routine tasks.
  • Gather detailed requests for improvements or changes to the system, and implement these changes as appropriate
  • Automate processes using Salesforce tools such as process builder, flow automation, validation rules.
  • Manage less complex Salesforce integrations – those not handled by a Salesforce Developer or Consultant/Partner.
  • Act as a primary liaison with Salesforce Developers and Consultants/Partners for complex Salesforce integrations
  • Identify, install, and maintain appropriate apps from the AppExchange for event management, mass email, document merge, and more.
  • Train new users and grow the Salesforce skill set across the organization.
  • Document customizations made in Salesforce.
  • Plan ahead for upgrades, seasonal releases and long-term projects.

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT

  • Salesforce certified administrator or Salesforce advanced administrator certification.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of operations experience
  • 2-3 years of experience as a Salesforce administrator in a similar environment.

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)

  • Salesforce certified administrator or Salesforce advanced administrator certification.
  • Extensive experience in the administration and maintenance of Salesforce systems.
  • Experience in performing Salesforce upgrades and ensuring successful integration.
  • Exceptional ability to create and maintain Salesforce databases.
  • In-depth knowledge of Salesforce products and their functionalities.
  • Proficiency in creating Salesforce profiles, allocating roles, and managing access.
  • Knowledge of importing data and generating Salesforce reports.
  • Ability to provide Salesforce training and end-user support

Compensation range: $85,000 – $115,000
Note: Resume review will start in September.

 

TO APPLY

Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

*The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires.

Excellent benefits — medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

Please note that the Federation is planning a hybrid work model of working two days a week in our office.

San Francisco, CA

Senior Director, Talent, Tides

The Organization

About Tides

Tides envisions a world of shared prosperity and social change founded on equality & human rights, healthy individuals & communities, a sustainable environment, and quality education for all. Tides works to accelerate the pace of social change by bringing together mission-aligned funders, changemakers and policies to solve society’s toughest problems.

Tides believes that to achieve shared prosperity and social justice, they must take collaborative and bold approaches to the work. This includes using a variety of vehicles to amplify and scale positive social impact including: philanthropic giving and grantmaking, impact investing, fiscal sponsorship, collaborative workspaces, collective initiatives and advocacy services for policy change. Tides resources and expertise enable its partners to hit the ground running and drive change faster than they can on their own.

In the past, Tides staff have worked predominantly from our offices in San Francisco and New York. Today, our current hybrid work model supports staff with remote work from anywhere in the United States.

For more information on Tides, please visit tides.org.

Position Overview

The Opportunity

In this newly created position, you will build and lead the Talent Management Center of Excellence for Tides.  In this high impact role you will own the roadmap and serve as the “product management leader” for the People team with respect to the design, development, and delivery of systematic People processes, programs, and talent development initiatives.

The Senior Director, Talent is a senior leadership role on our People team and will be a key strategic leader and advisor in creating an organization that attracts the best people, develops them in their careers and abilities and maximizes their talent and contributions.  You will think creatively, bring fresh viewpoints to the discussion and identify opportunities to improve and align programmatic systems to the Tides’ strategic goal of operational excellence. You will be expected to stay current with developments and successful practices in human resources and technology and be comfortable operating at both a strategic and hands-on level. This position will also support partners serving on the front lines to dismantle systemic barriers that impede social justice.

You will ensure that best practices around justice, equity, diversity and inclusion stay rooted in all talent acquisition, employee experience, and development processes and will implement continual improvements to those strategies.  You will build upon and execute on Tides’ recruiting and hiring processes to ensure a best-in-class talent acquisition operation that ensures a positive applicant experience. You will also oversee strong human resources programs across the employee lifecycle from onboarding through ongoing learning and development to exit and ensure that policies and employee actions are consistent with applicable laws and regulations. Bringing a positive and collaborative approach to problem-solving, you will model Tides values and apply a growth lens to the Tides employee experience strategy.

The Senior Director, Talent will report to the Chief People Officer.  You will manage a team of 8 and you will have the ability to add the necessary resources to build and scale a high performing team that can successfully deliver on our strategic plan and impact goal.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership:

• Develop and execute a comprehensive People strategy to achieve Tides’ business objectives while ensuring integration of strategy and solutions within organizational functions and in partnership with People Centers of Excellence and Shared Services.

• Serve as a trusted advisor and key thought partner to executives on all People matters including organizational development, change management, talent development & management, People operations, JEDI, retention, workforce planning, compensation rewards, and employee relations.

• Develop and lead the Business Partner Team to drive scalable support models for executives, managers, and employees.

• Coach, mentor and manage a team and anticipate future staffing needs to scale and deliver the necessary impact for internal and external partners.

• Stay abreast of current and changing human resources regulations and best practices across the industry.

• Measure and analyze the effectiveness of people strategy initiatives and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Talent Acquisition:

• Responsible for the development and implementation of a recruiting strategy, including recruitment protocols, evaluation methods, and training.

• Partner with leaders on the People team and across the Tides Network to forecast staffing needs and set and hit DEI benchmarks in hiring.

• Anticipate and understand where bottlenecks in the recruiting process occur and develop solutions to eliminate them.

Talent Development:

• Lead your team to build out a learning & development function that is consistent with Tides’ goal to strengthen and shift power, center equity in our work, and cultivate agency for staff.

• Align performance management process with strategic plan, impact goal and organizational values; imbed key performance indicators and competencies into performance evaluation process to encourage and recognize growth and measurable outcomes.

• Collaborate with your team to evaluate and improve onboarding and offboarding practices tailored to individual needs.

• Build capacity of leaders across the organization to partner with talent management team members to deliver on organizational goals, ensure managers understand the connection between organizational success and talent development, and are equipped with the resources and skills to operationalize that connection for the effective development and management of their teams.

• Collaborate with the team to design inclusive and equitable talent programs, provide development opportunities, and align staff development to organizational strategies.

Employee Experience

• Partner with the People team to influence Tides leaders and other key stakeholders to ensure that they adopt equitable, inclusive, and remote-first practices and policies, as well as influence other key decisions affecting employee experience.

• Design and implement total rewards strategies to ensure that the organization stays competitive in the market, retains and motivates top talent and provides fair and equitable compensation for staff.

• Oversee employee listening strategy including surveys, focus groups, and other mechanisms and helps drive learning based on data.

• Plan and implement special projects as needed, managing timelines and coordination with stakeholders and associated communication within a highly collaborative environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Passion for the Tides mission of shifting and strengthening power of groups who face systemic barriers to resources and opportunities.

• Strategic leadership and demonstrated experience aligning talent strategies to organizational goals.

• Demonstrated track record of leading talent acquisition, talent development, business partnering and employee retention functions.

• Detail oriented and rigorous project management skills to build and implement new systems and processes.

• Committed to engaging, growing and developing a diverse team through a culture of feedback, accountability, and recognition.

• Welcomes a fast pace of work and changing cadences; flexible and adaptable.

• Strong customer-service and servant leadership approach to both internal and external clients.

• Devotion to growing one’s own cultural competence and willing to actively engage in the Tides commitment to integrate justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in all facets of its work.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships across a diverse spectrum of stakeholders and the ability to comfortably handle difficult conversations.

• Diplomatic and respectful approach to problem solving; ability to consistently interact with others in a professional and courteous manner, maintain a positive attitude and good working relationships, and work effectively in a team setting.

• Skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships and ability to partner with senior leaders and other managers to evaluate and resolve employee-related issues. Strong ability to connect, build impactful cross functional relationships, and foster trust.

• High business acumen, emotional intelligence and communication.

• The aptitude to be a strong collaborator and influencer and can engage at all levels within the organization to drive great outcomes for our people and the organization.

• A passion to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment that is always looking to raise the bar on how we deliver People programs.

Education & Experience

• 10+ years of direct applicable business and HR experience; 5+ years partnering with executives and 5+ years experience managing teams.

• Proven track record of building from scratch, leading and innovating the People function to deliver exceptional results.

• Experience in building, growing and scaling teams in a remote-first environment.

• A strategic mindset and the ability to develop scalable solutions to support organizational goals.

• Demonstrated track record of building and cultivating culture and measuring outcomes through a justice, equity, diversity and inclusion lens.

• Leadership experience within the People function at a high-growth stage company, establishing core KPIs and effectively measuring performance across key goals and outcomes.

• The successful candidate will possess superior change management skills and experience combined with a service expansion/innovation mindset and partner service delivery excellence to ensure organizational needs are met and new processes and policies are successfully and consistently adopted across all functions.

At Tides, we value the unique background, experience and perspective each Tides team member brings to our work each and every day. We believe everyone deserves a fair shot at success and appreciate the experiences each person brings beyond the traditional job requirements. If you’re a close but not exact match to the requirements outlined above, we hope you’ll still consider applying.

Compensation & Benefits

Tides offers a competitive annual salary for this role commensurate with qualifications and experience. Tides also offers a generous benefits package including comprehensive healthcare, paid time off, life and disability insurances, and confidential counseling and life balance resources designed to support the passion and energy they look for in team members.

Timeline to Hire:

The application deadline is October 21, 2022 and applications received by that date will be given priority but we will accept applications until the position is filled.  Zoom interviews with the Koya team will take place through late October.  Zoom interviews with the Tides hiring committee will take place through November and we anticipate extending an offer by mid December.

How To Apply

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Molly Brennan and Karen Yetman Rea are leading the search. To apply for the position please submit a resume and cover letter here:

https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/18602

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

Tides is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.

Also pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. For applicants with disabilities, reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

About Koya Partners

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

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

Seattle, WA

President, CareerWork$

The Organization

CareerWork$ is a national, nonprofit 501(c)3 workforce development and training organization with a vision to create an environment in which everyone can achieve meaningful careers, economic stability, and help all communities thrive. Based in Seattle as an independent program significantly supported by the Sheri and Les Biller Foundation, CareerWork$ connects young adults from under-resourced communities to lasting, stable careers through training, building supportive partnerships advancing equitable economic stability.

Position Overview

CareerWork$ seeks a new President to serve as its executive leader. This role oversees the overall strategy of CareerWork$, manages a team of talented Program Directors and staff, and works closely with the Board of Directors and Advisory Board to set goals and ensure progress toward them. Reporting directly to the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation CEO, this individual will have an understanding of workforce development, including landscape, key players, and emerging trends.

How To Apply

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

Skokie, IL

Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

The Organization

The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (“IHMEC”) is a leading international

institution dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories

of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice

and indifference.  IHMEC has grown into the third largest Holocaust Museum in the world and the second largest in the United States, with more than 40 full time employees, nearly 70 members on its board of directors and board of trustees, and more than 400 volunteers who play a key role in the IHMEC experience.

In addition to its stunning physical collections, the Museum provides a first-of-its-kind virtual reality exhibition, engaging visitors on a virtual reality journey as they travel through concentration camps with Holocaust Survivors who experienced them.  Vanguard technology is further employed, as high-definition 3-D holographic interview recordings paired with voice recognition technology enable Survivors to tell their deeply moving personal stories and then respond to real-time questions from the audience.

Position Overview

Passion for the Mission. The IHMEC seeks a CEO who is a proven leader and who is passionate about the mission to “Remember the Past; Transform the Future.” The next CEO must be knowledgeable and be able to articulate IHMEC’s mission credibly to a diverse set of stakeholders, internally and externally.

Vision and Strategic Planning Skills. Candidates will possess the strategic, leadership and emotional intelligence skills necessary to build a shared consensus around a compelling and inspired vision as well as mobilizing the organization in its achievement.

Strong External Relations & Communications Skills. Candidates will be strong public speakers, charismatic and engaging, capable of building upon the  effective community outreach programs that currently exist and representing the “face” of the institution.

Ability to Nurture Positive Internal Culture & Develop People. Experience with nurturing a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation and continuous improvement among staff is critical. A proven track record of successful strategies to identify, recruit and retain talent is essential, as is an appreciation for intellectual and creative talent.

Business and Financial Acumen. Candidates will possess strong leadership and management skills and utilize sound business principles. Experience managing a similar or greater sized budget with a track record of strong fiscal understanding and responsibility is critical.

Creativity.  Candidates will have experience initiating, as well as overseeing, the development and implementation of innovative projects and programs, as the successful candidate will bring ambition for the institution and will encourage and recognize “outside the box” thinking.

Fundraising.  Candidates will have success leading fund raising campaigns, with a proven track record and a hands-on role with significant asks and measurable results.

Board Relations and Engagement. Track record of close working relationships with boards of directors, boards of trustees and other volunteer leadership in a collaborative fashion.

Minimum Qualifications. A bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university is required; an advanced degree in management or in a field of study related to IHMEC’s work would be beneficial. Candidates will have 10 or more years either managing a similar or larger-sized institution or acting in the capacity of a second in command of a much larger entity.

Compensation will include a base salary, incentive bonus and benefits competitive with non-profit institutions of the similar size and scope, taking into consideration the successful candidate’s unique skills, accomplishments, experience and expected immediate and long-term impact to IHMEC. This position will be based in Skokie, Illinois (suburban Chicago). For more information about the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, please visit https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3RqV85v (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

Spartanburg, SC

Chief Finance Officer, Mary Black Foundation

The Organization

Vision
Spartanburg County is a thriving and connected community where diverse and educated citizens lead active and healthy lives.

Mission
The Mary Black Foundation invests in people and communities for improved health, wellness, and success in Spartanburg County.

Values
• Impact: Our results improve and transform people’s lives.
• Collaboration: We connect with others to make our community stronger.
• Accountability: We are responsible stewards of the Foundation’s assets.
• Respect: We are open, inclusive, and caring.
• Equity: We believe all people should have the opportunity to succeed.

All employees, regardless of position, are expected to embrace and apply the Foundation’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values as part of their everyday work.

Position Title: CFO
Reports To: President/CEO
Position Description: This position is responsible for directing financial, accounting and investment activities of the organization. S/he exercises discretionary power in significant matters and is designated the officer in charge of the organization’s daily activities in the CEO’s absence. S/he serves as advisor and counsel to the President/CEO on all financial, accounting and investment issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Management
• Responsible for operation of financial, accounting and reporting functions. Prepares financial analysis, financial statements, annual budgets, and reports. Maintains the general ledger, ensuring financial transactions are fairly presented in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
• Manages the annual development of the budget and provides ongoing fiscal and budgetary management.
• Prepares cash flow projections on a quarterly basis.
• Ensures grant funds are disbursed in accordance with IRS provisions and internal grant agreements.
• Calculates the target grant payout (also known as the minimum distribution requirement) two-three times a year, during grant cycles.
• Oversees the preparation, review, and reporting of financial statements for management and the Board of Trustees.
• Utilizes best practices to develop, implement and manage policies and procedures for efficient and accurate recordkeeping, including the establishment and maintenance of strong internal controls; provides effective and timely cash flow management, ensuring available cash to meet grant and operating expenses. Provides oversite to the check processing function.
• Oversees the reconciliation of all bank account(s).
• Maintains a ledger of fixed assets, records additions and disposals, and ensures depreciation is calculated properly. Works with technology firm to maintain accurate list of assets. Oversees safe custody of assets.
• Obtains new signatures, as required, on an annual basis.
• Prepares financial information to be included on the Foundation’s website and in its annual report.
• Develops and maintains sound policies necessary to implement other grants that Foundation may receive. Files all necessary financial reports and works closely with project directors to ensure proper spending of funds.
• Provides staff support to Finance & Operations Committee.

Investment Administration
• Provides oversight to the investment management function. Works closely with the Outsourced Chief Investment Officers (OCIO) to communicate periodic cash requirements and implement transactions that the OCIO originate in accordance with the Investment Policy Statement.
• Oversees the reconciliation of all monthly or quarterly investment fund manager statements on a timely basis, ensuring that statements received from fund managers tie to the reports from investment advisors.
• Reviews subscription agreements of new investments as required.
• Maintains book and tax basis for each investment.
• Provides staff support to the Foundation’s OCIO and the Investment Committee.
• Oversees RFP process for investment consultants on an “as needed” basis.
• Manages Impact Investment Portfolio

Legal and Regulatory Compliance
• Keeps current on regulations relevant to private foundations to ensure regulatory compliance and timely filing of reports.
• Responsible for meeting tax requirements and compliance, including but not limited to 990-PF, 1099-MISC and state USE tax filings, Form 5500; calculates and pays estimated payments; and prepares other third party/government reporting and filings; ensures compliance with 990-PF reporting of grants and accounting requirements; works with accounting firm to ensure complete and accurate preparation of tax return.
• Responsible for financial and other third-party audits, including Workers Compensation audit, if applicable.
• Ensures the Record Retention and Destruction Policy is updated as needed and that the Foundation is in compliance.
• Maintains property, workers compensation, Directors and Officers liability, cybersecurity, and other insurance policies on an annual basis, including completing applications and reviewing policies.
• Ensures and completes work to have appraisals completed every five years for tax purposes.
• Oversees RFP process for audit firm on an “as needed” basis.
• Provides staff support to the Audit Committee.

Organizational Management and Leadership
• Oversees key aspects of human resources including compensation and benefits, personnel policies and implementation, insurance and retirement plan selection, and administration.
• Directly supervises and regularly communicates with Office Manager and Accounting Assistant. Participates in hiring and training, planning, and directing work, and performance evaluations for these positions.
• Represents the Foundation in external meetings and at community events when needed.
• Participates in regular strategic planning for the organization.
• Performs additional duties as assigned by the President/CEO.

Qualifications:
• Five or more years of financial experience in a management role, preferably within a nonprofit organization or a foundation.
• Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant, preferred.
• Experience with investment management, preferred.
• Strong financial planning and analytic skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to self-motivate and work independently as well as in a team/group setting.
• Excellent project management skills with strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, required.
• Proficiency with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge NXT, preferred.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree, required
Master’s Degree, preferred

Compensation & Benefits:
The Mary Black Foundation offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, including 100% employer paid health, dental & vision coverage for the employee and 40% employer paid for dependents; employer contribution to a retirement plan; long-term disability insurance; life insurance; and a generous paid time off plan. Normal office hours are 8:30am-5pm (M-TH) and 8:30am-3pm (F) and this position is eligible for remote work up to two days a week. The salary range for this position is $100,000–$140,000, commensurate with experience.

How To Apply

Send Resume To:
Linda Smith, Office Manager
349 East Main Street, Suite 100
Spartanburg, SC 29302
lsmith@maryblackfoundation.org

Virtual / Remote

Senior Development Associate, Oil Change International

The Organization

Oil Change International is a nonprofit organization that campaigns to expose the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitate the ongoing transition towards clean energy. We wage hard-hitting campaigns, grounded in solid and credible research, to confront the fossil fuel industry and its responsibility for the climate crisis and to push for policy change towards a socially just and environmentally sustainable future. We work together with a broad network of allies, in the United States and globally, to overcome the political barriers to a clean energy transition and advance a rapid and just transition off of fossil fuels.

Founded in 2005, Oil Change International has a creative, passionate, and dedicated staff of twenty across eleven countries and a supporter base of hundreds of thousands. Known both for our credible, insightful research on the fossil fuel industry and our hard-hitting campaigns, Oil Change is a talented group that continues to punch above its weight.

At Oil Change International, we know a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We strongly encourage Indigenous people, people of color, and people with disabilities to apply. We are a U.S.-based organization but have staff on five continents. We are continually working to become a better workplace for everyone.

For more information, explore our website and read our Annual Reports at the bottom of our About page.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Oil Change International values diversity, equity, and inclusivity as central to our work. Oil Change International provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Position Overview

Summary:

Oil Change International (OCI) is seeking a Senior Development Officer to coordinate its Development / Fundraising Operations and Grant Management. The focus of this position will be to help promote the mission of OCI by ensuring timely donor communications, maintaining accurate donor records, and administering a broad foundation portfolio. This position provides an opportunity for learning and growth in a fast-paced, friendly, and international work environment with the potential to grow within the organization and department.

Reports to: Development Director
Location(s): Virtual / remote work. Candidates must be willing to occasionally work flexible hours to coordinate with colleagues across time zones.
Type: Full-time (36 hours per week), exempt.
Salary Range: USD 85,000 – 95,000 annual salary.
Application deadline: September 30, 2022; position will be open until filled.

Benefits:

Oil Change International offers a generous salary and benefits package, including employer-supported health and wellness benefits. We have adopted policies of flexible working arrangements and every other Friday off. We offer 5 weeks paid vacation, 10 paid sick days, and appropriate local/regional/religious holidays. We provide cell phone and internet reimbursements, and support in setting up a home office or local co-working space. We encourage and offer funds for professional development and provide a paid 12-week sabbatical after 7 years of employment. We provide regular full-time employees a minimum 12 weeks of paid new parent leave for the care of a newborn, adoption of a child, or foster care placement.

Responsibilities:

Grants Management (35%)

  • Track all grant activities including due dates for LOIs and proposals, grant reports, grant start and end dates, and other grant deliverables and obligations.
  • Gathering materials for and submitting all grant related deadlines.
  • Ensure team members are aware of upcoming deadlines and have materials needed for drafting.
  • Research new foundation prospects and make recommendations to the team.
  • Project manage team members on periodic funder updates and meeting grant deadlines.
  • Keep foundation fundraising collateral up to date and filed accordingly.
  • Adapt current grant proposal and report language for upcoming grant deadlines as needed.
  • Manage grant documents and ensure that drafts and final copies are saved in filing system.

Database and Systems Management  (35%)

  • Along with the Development Director and Technology Manager, manage an organizational migration from DonorPerfect and GrantHub to a new CRM and grant management system.
  • Train and support staff on CRM.
  • Act as key Database (CRM) Coordinator and Staff Liaison with service provider.
  • Manage all aspects of donation processing.
  • Ensure CRM is optimized for fundraising and program campaigns.
  • Provide regular digital overview and analysis of donations on the macro and individual levels quickly and efficiently.
  • Produce accurate mailing list for appeals, event invitations, stewardship mailings, and special acknowledgements.

Donor Identification, Stewardship, Cultivation, and solicitation (20%)

  • Conduct research, analyze data, and prepare reports on prospective and existing donors.
  • Assist in the development and execution of donor cultivation and stewardship activities.
  • Create materials and collateral for donor and stakeholder meetings.
  • Help develop donor appeal campaigns, both online and print, in collaboration with the Development Director and Communications team.
  • Facilitate the timely execution of print and online appeals, event invitations, and stewardship mailings, including list building, mailhouse management, and follow-up.
  • Acknowledge donations with accurate, personalized acknowledgment within 72 hours of receiving the donation.

Additional Fundraising Activities (10%)

  • Manage and track gifts from online donation platforms like Guidestar, Charity Navigator, Benevity, and others.
  • Support and contribute to strategic planning activities.
  • Assist with fundraising event planning and follow-up.

Required Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 5 years of prior work experience, preferably in a non-profit environment with 3 of those in development.
  • Knowledge of donor database system (or CRMs)  (i.e. DonorPerfect, Blackbaud, Kindful, Greater Giving, etc.)
  • Experience with Google Suite (Gmail, Drive, Doc)
  • Understanding of grant and foundation deadlines and deliverables.
  • Knowledge of online donor research processes.
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills with focus on details.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated record of meeting deadlines and managing multiple projects that include multiple team-members.
  • Work independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment while also working in  cross departmental collaboration when appropriate.
  • Ability to adapt to a continuously changing environment as part of a high functioning team, and function effectively in a virtual office space.
  • Flexible schedule and willingness to accommodate meetings and calls across time zones.
  • Sensitivity to issues of privilege, class, and race, and dedication to incorporating principles of justice into organizational work and alignment with OCI’s values.

How To Apply

We are pleased to be using a new hiring platform, career.place, that strives to eliminate bias in hiring by keeping candidates anonymous in the initial screening processes. To apply, please follow the ‘apply’ link to make an account and submit some basic information about yourself as well as four short written answers to questions in place of a cover letter, as well as your CV. Note that you do not need to complete your responses all at once, you may sign out and continue to edit your questions later until you hit ‘Submit’.

Please note: your application will initially be evaluated only by your answers to the screening and homework questions. In your answers to the homework questions, please provide examples that clearly explain where, when, and how you meet the qualifications and have gained the experience for the position, even if that information is repeated in your CV.

Apply Now

Washington DC

Communications Specialist, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

The Organization

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) exists to help grantmakers turn their desire to improve into real progress. The GEO community bridges the gap between grantmaking as usual and transformational change. Our community includes more than 6,600 grantmakers working together to turn a hunger for more effective philanthropy into clear pathways for achieving it. We’re cutting through the noise to lift up the practices that matter most to nonprofits. GEO cultivates a community for grantmakers to work with their peers while they are navigating the same journey towards improvement. To learn more about how GEO is making faster progress possible, visit www.geofunders.org.

Position Overview

The Communications Specialist plays a central role in supporting and coordinating GEO’s core communications activities and strategies that advance the organization’s mission and priorities and increase visibility and awareness. This role requires a highly motivated person that will require skills in digital media, writing and editing, maintenance of web-based platforms, email marketing, graphic design, document design and layout. S/he is a self-starter, has a knack for keeping track of loose ends and can easily toggle between multiple projects. This position reports to the Director of Communications. Depending on interest and organizational need, this position may involve up to 10-15% travel.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should apply on our jobs page at https://www.geofunders.org/about-us/jobs, a resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position. In your cover letter, please address the following:

·         Why are you a good fit for this position?

·         Tell us about your experience managing multiple communication channels.

·         What are your greatest professional strengths and weaknesses?

·         What appeals to you about working at GEO?

We will accept applications until the position is filled.

 

Note:  Our team is currently full-time remote in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For the time being, we will be conducting the hiring process virtually.

Washington, DC or Remote

Associate, Development Mid Atlantic, Share Our Strength

The Organization

Since 1984, Share Our Strength has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America—we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas, and 100% dedicated to our mission.  If that sounds like you, we’d like to consider becoming part of our team.

Position Overview

The Development Associate collaborates with the Director of Development, Mid-Atlantic to manage all aspects of the cultivation and stewardship of major and principal donors in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Associate deepens relationships across a defined major gift portfolio (through personal outreach and communications), to increase retention and long-term value of these donor segments, and to identify prospects for continued stewardship through the major gift pipeline. As Share Our Strength hosts events post-pandemic, this position will support the Mid-Atlantic team with multiple events throughout the year including the annual DC No Kid Hungry Dinner and smaller market events. This position’s role will focus on donor outreach and stewardship as well as some administrative support.

This position is preferably based in Washington, DC, but could be fully remote for the right candidate.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Identify, cultivate, and steward a portfolio of about 25-50 major gift donors in the Mid-Atlantic region.

• Support the Development Director in growing the market’s major giving program, including building the portfolio, managing the pipeline, supporting campaign planning and execution, and conducting prospect research.

• Work closely with the Director of Development and Creative Enterprise and Development colleagues to develop meaningful engagement opportunities.

• Develop annual donor plans strategies, meet with donors, and create detailed solicitation strategies, and collaborate with program teams to enhance donor communications.

• Coordinate communications, invitations, and track RSVPS, for all special events – virtual or live. Identify and solicit potential guests and work to transition to major gift donors.

• Help identify and steward event honorees/leadership and solicit table sponsorships for dinners and other events.

• Provide day-of event support including donor check-in and donor stewardship.

• Support event team with auction items including solicitation and redemption.

• Manage the development team’s records in Raiser’s Edge, which includes updating information on gifts, contacts, and campaigns, as well as generating reports and contact lists. Track daily all market donations to support timely acknowledgements.

• Submit gift transmittal forms, financial invoices, and check requests for the department.

• Assist team with all mailing projects including end of year mailing and holiday cards.

• Work closely with Gift Administration team to continuously improve quality of donor and gift data in Raiser’s Edge NXT.

• Partner with colleagues to support Share Our Strength’s work to be a diverse and inclusive organization, and ensuring those values are embedded in the organization and throughout our work.

• Assist with other tasks as assigned.

CONTACTS

Has regular interaction with donors and donor prospects, and with Share Our Strength Development team, Donor Ops team, and Finance team.

SUPERVISION

This individual has no supervisory responsibilities, and reports to the Director of Development, Mid-Atlantic.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office work environment with up to 15% regional travel post-pandemic travel restrictions.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required, and 2-3 years of relevant work experience.

• 2-3 years’ experience in development and/or membership fundraising preferred.

• Demonstrated ability to build sustainable relationships for the purposes of fundraising.

• Sound knowledge of industry trends and best practices; both detail and “big picture” oriented.

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and maintain focus and detail orientation in a fluid environment.

• Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills, including the ability to identify and work through challenges, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence.

• Adept at coordinating and prioritizing individual workload and maintaining focus and communication with colleagues in a remote environment.

• Proven ability to excel working independently and as part of a (virtual and in person) team environment.

• Credible skill in clear, persuasive, and dynamic communication with various stakeholders.

• Demonstrated interest in anti-hunger and anti-poverty issues.

• Strong computer proficiency including the Microsoft Office Suite and fundraising database systems (Raiser’s Edge preferable).

FLSA CLASSIFICATION

This position is classified as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is ineligible for overtime pay.

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safety, we have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all staff. This position is subject to the policy (on the website). If selected for the role you will be required to present proof of full vaccination prior to your start date.

DIVERSITY

At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results. This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that every individual can live a healthy and productive life.

How To Apply

To apply please go to our careers site- http://shareourstrength.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=2189203

Sign up