The Meyer Memorial Trust (MMT) – originally called the Fred G. Meyer Charitable Trust – was founded in 1982 by Fred Meyer, who started the chain of Pacific Northwest-based retail stores that bears his name. Having left instructions in his will to establish the charitable trust, he bequeathed it nearly two million shares of stock in Fred Meyer Inc., and gave the Trust no prescriptive constraints. Instead, he allowed the Trustees to establish broad frameworks that would be responsive to the region he so loved. Today, his values – to innovate, take risks, embrace diversity, adapt to changing circumstances, contribute to economic development/parity and to develop the power of the mind – continue to create and inform the culture of the Trust, influencing its activities and role that it plays in the region. Today, with assets of approximately $785 million, it is still among the largest foundations in the nation. The Trust’s mission is to work with and invest in organizations, communities, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon.
The Portfolio Director reports to the Director of Programs and leads the work of the Resilient Social Sector portfolio team. The position’s core responsibilities include collaborating with senior leadership to set the portfolio strategic direction; developing and executing strategy and work plans; overseeing portfolio assessment; providing field leadership; and inspiring community partnerships, collaborations, and co-funding relationships. The Portfolio Director also prepares and manages the portfolio’s grant making and administrative budgets, and is responsible for team operations and the performance management of direct reports. The position is responsible for cultivating successful collaborations across the Trust’s portfolios and leveraging connections and skills from throughout the organization to strengthen both the portfolio and the Trust. As the leader of the Resilient Social Sector team (which will include Program Officers, Program Associates and a dotted-line relationship to the Leadership Development Program Officer) the position will be responsible for managing professionals at various stages in their professional development and careers. In all facets of responsibility, the Portfolio Director ensures that the Trust’s key values of equity, collaboration, innovation, responsiveness, humbleness, and transparency are upheld.
Meyer Memorial Trust has retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit http://www.the360group.us/MMT_PDRSS_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, including detailed application instructions.
No calls, please. To be considered, The 360 Group must receive applications no later than 5:00pm Pacific time on Wednesday, June 17th, 2015.