Family Philanthropy Job Board

We are pleased to provide this Family Philanthropy Job Board as a benefit to members of our Friends of the Family program, to our other family philanthropy colleagues in the field, and also to the many talented individuals seeking new employment opportunities. NCFP Friends of the Family and funders that are interested in posting a position announcement on the Family Philanthropy Job Board, should email a link and/or PDF of your job description to Please note: by sending this job description, you are giving permission to the National Center to share this job announcement through this job board and through our Family Philanthropy Online Knowledge Center.

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NCFP Position Openings and Volunteer Opportunities

Program Assistant (Posted 3/9/20)
The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is seeking a qualified candidate to join its dynamic team as a Program Assistant. This role provides a unique opportunity to support philanthropic donors, families, and staff while advancing a movement to create meaningful and enduring social change. The successful candidate is self-motivated, expeditious and able to manage multiple programmatic and administrative tasks in a timely and efficient manner. In addition to providing an excellent entry role in the vibrant and growing field of family philanthropy, this position offers tremendous potential for professional growth and learning.

NCFP’s program team is a group of creative individuals working together to develop programming and services designed to serve philanthropic families across the United States. We seek candidates with diverse perspectives and interests, a strong sense of personal initiative, and an interest and dedication to supporting the field of family philanthropy. The Program Assistant reports to the Vice President, Programs and supports functions across the organization.

NCFP Friends and Funders: Featured Position Openings

NCFP’s Friends of the Family network is composed of more than 350 family foundations and donor families who support NCFP on an annual basis and sustain our work. NCFP Friends and Funders that are interested in posting a position announcement on the Family Philanthropy Job Board, should email a link to your job description and any announcement language to

Program Director – McGowan Fellows, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund (Posted 7/20/20)
The William G. McGowan Fund seeks a strategic leader who authentically embraces the the values of principled leadership to assume the role of Program Director – McGowan Fellows. Since the establishment of the McGowan Fellows, the program has continued to grow, requiring full management, oversight and leadership.

Executive Director, Dresher Foundation (Posted 6/30/20)
The Dresher Foundation seeks an experienced foundation leader with the desire to lead a vital philanthropic resource in Harford County. This position supports the work of the Dresher Foundation whose mission is to strengthen the capability of others to improve lives, primarily in Harford County, Maryland. The Executive Director (ED) reports to the multi-generational family Board and has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. S/he assists the Board in preserving the mission, vision and values of the foundation and represents the Foundation to external constituencies. The ED is the primary contact for grantees and potential grantees and is an important conduit of information about the needs within the county.

Program Director, The Longbrake Family Foundation (Posted 6/15/20)
The program director is a newly created role that will build on the past twenty years of family-directed work and elevate it to a new level of impact. This person will have the opportunity to shape and influence the family’s newly defined focus area and once the program design is complete, bring it to life through thoughtful implementation and managing ongoing operations. The Foundation’s assets will increase in the coming years and the program(s) designed by this new leader have the potential to grow and scale significantly over time.

Grants Manager, GHR Foundation (Posted 6/1/20)
The Grants Manager is responsible for overseeing comprehensive grants management across GHR and client foundations including all technical components of grants processing, compliance requirements, payment approval process, and streamlined operations; managing the grants data base including effective and efficient data management and analysis; and providing training across organization generally and program team specifically to provide highest-quality customer service to support an integrated system across the organization.

Program and Grant Officer, Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities (Posted 5/22/20)
The Raskob Foundation’s mission is to aid the Catholic Church and organizations and ministries associated with it.  The Foundation seeks an experienced Program and Grant Officer who thinks strategically, works collaboratively, and pursues innovative solutions to join our team. The Program and Grant Officer leads the grant making and philanthropic programs of the Foundation.

Executive Director, Hoffberger Family Philanthropies (Posted 5/11/20)
Following an extensive planning process, HFP has established new program priorities, centering on Economic Mobility and on Children’s Mental Health and Trauma.Focusing primarily on Baltimore City, the Executive Director will work with the Board to establish specific objectives and subsequently will propose strategies and grantmaking and programmatic activities to reach those objectives. Accordingly, HFP seeks candidates with expertise, experience, and commitment that align with its priority areas.

Program Officer, Vista Hermosa Foundation (Posted 5/11/20)
The Vista Hermosa Foundation seeks a Program Officer to manage a $5 million portfolio of international grants which contribute to holistic community development. This full-time position is located in Pasco, WA.

Program Assistant, Vista Hermosa Foundation (Posted 5/11/20)
The Program Assistant has three primary areas of responsibility: program support, operations, and grants management. The individual who fills this role should be committed to the foundation’s mission, a strong team player, detail-oriented, flexible, and willing to take on new projects and responsibilities as needed.

Director of Finance & Accounting, Nathan Cummings Foundation (Posted 5/5/20)
Serving as a day-to-day manager of the finance and accounting function, the Director will work with the VP to develop and refine the Foundation’s financial systems and processes. The Director will also lead all accounting activities, ensuring the quality and accuracy of all financial reporting.

Vibrant & Equitable Communities Program Director, McKnight Foundation (Posted 4/20/20)
The McKnight Foundation seeks an experienced leader to guide its new Vibrant & Equitable Communities program, focused on advancing a more equitable and inclusive Minnesota. The goal of the program, anchored in McKnight’s core value of equity, is to build a vibrant future for all Minnesotans with shared power, prosperity, and participation.

President, McKnight Foundation (Posted 4/10/20)
The next President will foster innovation and thoughtfully manage the organization’s evolution and pursuit of societal equity. S/he will balance the complexity of working within a sophisticated organization undergoing significant change, a family foundation, and a community setting. S/he will bring a fresh perspective, reenergize the culture, inspire board and staff, and advance the Foundation’s critical work.

Administrative Coordinator, Organizational Development Specialist, Philanthropic Network Coordinator, Growald Family Foundation (Posted 4/6/20)
The Growald Family Foundation is hiring for three positions. The Administrative Coordinator is a key position that will enable the delivery of our programs in an efficient and timely manner—and in climate philanthropy, time matters. It is the perfect role for someone who is highly organized, possesses intuitive communication skills, and is a quick learner and enthusiastic doer. The Organizational Development Specialist provides support to our grantees on an individualized basis, as well as supporting cross-portfolio and network learning. The Philanthropic Network Coordinator is a new position that will lead on communications, event planning, data tracking/analysis, and relationship tracking for our network program.

Philanthropic Advisor, Greater Houston Community Foundation (Posted 3/30/20)
This position is responsible for the operations and management support to a client portfolio consisting of private and family foundations, supporting organizations, field of interest funds, and other philanthropic entities. This role contributes to the execution and stewardship of a core line of GHCF business and will also engage in the cultivation and on-boarding of new clients. 

Virtual Grants Specialist, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (Posted 3/30/20)
This part time contract opportunity ($30/hr at approx. 10-18 hours per month from March through December of 2020) is focused on ensuring smooth execution of the Foundation’s program grant process, including monthly staff/grantee communications; preparing, processing and tracking/reviewing grant milestones, letters and payments; and enhancing the foundation’s use of our Foundant Grants Management system regarding grantee connections/communications, reporting functions, dashboard looks, etc.

Chief Executive Officer, Grantmakers in Aging (Posted 3/26/20)
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the overall successful operation and performance of GIA. All activities of GIA shall be carried out under the leadership and direction of the CEO who, in partnership with the Board, sets the strategic direction of the organization and oversees daily operations to ensure GIA achieves its strategic and financial objectives. The CEO manages an annual budget of approximately $1.6 million and oversees three staff.

Senior Officer, Pew Fund, Pew Charitable Trusts (Posted 3/5/20)
The senior officer, Pew Fund position offers a unique opportunity to help guide the use of Pew’s local resources in support of high-quality and effective services for populations in need. The Pew Fund’s approach is rigorous with a focus on research-informed strategies that will lead to measurable improvements in the lives of those most vulnerable.

Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Posted 2/20/20)
Reporting to Education Program Director Kent McGuire, the Program Officer will work closely with a dedicated and dynamic team to advance the portfolio’s overarching goal of transforming the K-12 system into one designed to prepare students to take advantage of known and unknown possibilities in civic life and the world of work.

President, Sobrato Philanthropies (Posted 2/20/20)
In collaboration with the family, Board, and program leadership, the President provides intellectual leadership of the foundation and fosters an environment of creativity, efficiency, and innovation in all facets of programming. The President will be based in Mountain View, CA and report directly to Lisa Sonsini, Board Chair, and the Sobrato Philanthropies Board of Directors.

Administrative and Grants Assistant, Benida Group (Posted 2/7/20)
The position provides administrative support to the Program & Grants Manager and the Foundation Director, as part of a three-person team serving four unique grantmaking foundations including The Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation. This individual participates in handling general office tasks and special projects, assisting foundation staff and board members.

Chief Equity and Learning Officer; Associate Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation (Posted 1/10/20)
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is hiring two roles: Chief Equity and Learning Officer and Associate Network Officer. The Chief Equity and Learning Officer will lead efforts to advance equity in MRBF’s work, facilitating meaningful conversations and creating space for learning. This person will spearhead the organizational learning about the ever-changing context of the country and the South, and how it affects MRBF’s work and that of their grantee partners, for better or worse. This position will also manage a portfolio of grants and have roles on the equity, program and management teams. The Associate Network Officer will manage existing relationships and identify new ones in specific parts of the South. This person will be a member of the program team and grow into administering a portfolio of grants.

Harris Professional Development Network Manager, Irving Harris Foundation ( Posted 1/10/20)
The Harris Professional Development Network Manager will expand the reach and expertise of the Harris Professional Development Network, which is an innovative network of 19 multi-disciplinary programs from 12 states, DC and Israel, all of which are Foundation grantees. The PDN trains the infant and early childhood mental health workforce, develops, promotes, and integrates core developmental and mental health principles into systems and services, and informs public policy around young children’s social and emotional development.

CEO, JF Maddox Foundation (Posted 1/6/20)
The JF Maddox Foundation is looking for the second CEO in its history. The ideal candidate will be an executive with demonstrated success leading a catalytic community, or community-based organization, through changes necessary to achieve sustainable progress towards ambitious goals.

Prominent Philanthropy and Foundation Job Boards

There are many available job boards for the field of philanthropy at large. Below are several of our favorites—a great place to start for anyone looking for opportunities at the national level.

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