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 ncfp@ncfp.org. 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 the Policy Central collection in our Family Philanthropy Online Knowledge Center.

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NCFP Position Openings and Volunteer Opportunities

Marketing and Communications Analyst, National Center for Family Philanthropy (Posted 3/1/22)
The marketing analyst is responsible for amplifying and protecting NCFP’s brand, conveying NCFP’s value proposition to prospective community members and partners, and informing community members about ways to engage with the organization. The analyst takes a data-driven approach, using metrics from the website and email marketing analytics to make strategic recommendations and adapt processes accordingly. Internally, the analyst’s role is cross-cutting and collaborative: they work with the Program Team to define and promote programs and services, with the Development Team to acquire and retain community members, and with Operations to manage technical and database needs. In addition to core responsibilities, the analyst will assist on special projects as they arise. Priority will given to those who apply by April 30.

Manager, Member Relations, National Center for Family Philanthropy (Posted 5/2/22)
Reporting to the Director, Development & Community, the Manager, Member Relations will be responsible for member recruitment, engagement, and retention efforts in support of NCFP’s new strategic direction. The ideal candidate is an organized project manager and compelling writer with strong data gathering and analysis skills. This person will plan and implement cultivation opportunities for existing members and prospects as well as manage development and implementation of donor-specific communication plan. NCFP will review applications on a rolling basis.

NCFP Friends and Funders: Featured Position Openings

NCFP Friends of the Family, funders, and Partner Subscribers 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 ncfp@ncfp.org. Please note: if any of the links below do not work for you, please help us to update it by letting us know at ncfp@ncfp.org.

Part-time Grants & Administrative Associate, Woodcock Foundation (Posted 5/13/22)
The part-time Grants & Administrative Associate will work primarily with the Program Manager and will also support the Executive Director. The part-time Grants & Administrative Associate will be responsible for most administrative aspects of the Foundation’s work and will also provide support on communications and knowledge management. The position will be primarily remote, with the ability to be in NYC on occasion for board meetings and other Foundation events.

Program Officer, Powell Foundation (Posted 5/13/22)
The Powell Foundation (PF) seeks an experienced non-profit professional to join our team as a Program Officer. The Foundation seeks to recruit individuals with superior interpersonal skills, a respectful and analytical approach to the work of grantees and partners, and a proven ability to work effectively as part of a team. The successful candidate will have a keen understanding of the human and social services sector and/or early childhood education, a strong commitment to public education, exceptional skills in working and communicating effectively with others, and a deep commitment to addressing issues of equity in our communities.

Program Officer, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, (Posted 5/13/22)
The Program Officer, reporting to the Executive Director, will be responsible for coordinating and implementing a wide range of programmatic, operational, communications, and logistical duties to support ongoing and new programs, grants and other foundation activities.  The Program Officer, one of the Fund’s three staff members, is the sole staff member fully dedicated to program operations and support functions, and therefore will be tasked with a high volume of proposals throughout the entire grants process, as well as inquiries and projects.

Executive Director, Frechette Family Foundation (Posted 5/6/22)
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides leadership for the Frechette Family Foundation Foundation and will establish an effective working relationship with the Board and family as thought partners. They will work closely with the family to continue to strengthen intergenerational integration. The ED will also build a committed team with a shared purpose and promote a sense of cohesiveness among staff and consultants.

Grants Manager, Christopher Family Foundation (Posted 5/2/22)
The Grants Manager will be a critical member of the Christopher Family Foundation team, operating as the grants management lead (50%), providing administrative assistance (25%) and bookkeeping assistance (25%). This unique role reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation. The Grants Manager works across all areas of the Foundation, to ensure effective and efficient grantmaking processes. The Grants Manager also serves as the system administrator for the Foundation’s grants management database. Currently this role is 80% on site, one day remote, which we expect to continue.

Executive Director, Belk Foundation (Posted 5/2/22)
The Executive Director (ED) reports directly to the Board of Directors and works closely with the Chair of the board. The Board meets three times a year. The Board consists of both family members and community members. Much work has gone into encouraging the work of the “next generation” of family through its own advisory board and grantmaking activities. Functions include working with the Board to set strategic direction and leading program development, operations, financial management, personnel management, and external/ community relations.

Chief Executive Officer & President, Wege Foundation (Posted 4/27/22)
The Wege Foundation, a leading civic institution in Grand Rapids, Michigan, seeks an organizationally savvy, community-oriented, and strategic-minded individual as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. The trustees seek a CEO who is inspired by the organization’s legacy and values, and who shares the Foundation’s commitment to place-based, family-directed philanthropy that contributes to transformational change and demonstrable impact.

Grants Administrator, France-Merrick Foundation (Posted 4/12/22)
The Grants Administrator plays a critical role in the administration of the Foundation’s database and grantmaking process. This position interfaces directly with grantees and prospective grantees while working in a highly integrated way with the leadership, program and finance teams to administer all aspects of the grants cycle.

Senior Grants Officer, The Klarman Family Foundation (Posted 4/12/22)
The Senior Grants Officer is a key member of the grants management team, which focuses on maximizing the impact and effectiveness of grantmaking at the Foundation. Working on every program and on every grant, the grants management team is a critical partner in the management and implementation of the “how” of program strategies.

Director of Strategy and Learning,The Klarman Family Foundation (Posted 4/12/22)
The Director of Strategy and Learning is a new role at the Foundation that will work closely with the President and will collaborate with the program team to stimulate and deliver programmatic strategies, processes, and learning across the organization’s diverse set of interests. The new Director will partner and strategize with their talented team of program colleagues, helping to sharpen approaches to achieving impact over time, highlighting strengths within each issue area, assessing what is/is not working, and ensuring lessons learned are shared internally and externally as appropriate.

Grants Analyst, The Klarman Family Foundation (Posted 4/7/22)
The Grants Analyst is a new role at the Foundation and a member of the grants management team, which focuses on maximizing the impact and effectiveness of grantmaking at the Foundation. Working on every program and on every grant, the grants management team is a critical partner in the management and implementation of the “how” of program strategies. The team designs systems to interact with grantees, manage the grant lifecycle, aggregate information, analyze data, and share learning and best practices. Highly regarded across the Foundation for their expertise and collaboration, the grants management team prioritizes and values creativity, flexibility, curiosity, use of best practices, and mutual support.

Executive Director, Stranahan Foundation (Posted 4/1/22)
The Stranahan Foundation is seeking a values-aligned Executive Director to lead the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and assist the multi-generational family and nonfamily Board in developing the Foundation’s future strategy. This is an excellent opportunity for a collaborative and strategic leader, who is fulfilled by helping others achieve their goals through effective grantmaking. It is an opportunity to embrace this Foundation’s proud legacy and history and continue its purpose and mission.

Senior Director, Strategy and Impact, Panta Rhea Foundation (Posted 3/15/22)
The Panta Rhea Foundation is seeking a creative, strategic, and adaptive leader to serve as its first Senior Director, Strategy and Impact. This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed team as they co-design the next phase of the foundation. This role is an opportunity for a high-energy nonprofit or philanthropy leader deeply committed to social justice to work collaboratively with staff and trustees, and with other philanthropic partners, to help chart this next phase.

Grants Program Director, William G. McGowan Charitable Fund (Posted 3/15/22)
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grants Program Director works in strategic and creative partnership with the Fund’s leadership and program team on grantmaking and program initiatives across all funding priorities to advance the Fund’s goals. The Grants Program Director is responsible for assessing all applications and providing written analysis to help the Board make funding decisions.  Additionally, the Grants Program Director may make site visits to applicants and grantees, in between grants cycles, and, at times, may accompany Board members on their site visits.

Clean Energy and Shale Sustainability Program Officer, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation (Posted 3/9/22)
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation (CGMF) seeks a Clean Energy and Shale Sustainability Program Officer (ESPO). The ESPO will report to the Executive Vice President. As a staff member of CGMF, the new ESPO will embrace the legacy of Mitchell family. As such, the ESPO will possess a sense of humility in acting as a trusted steward of the family’s values. To effectively manage the Shale Sustainability Program portfolio, the ESPO is expected to demonstrate an understanding of the complex political, social, and environmental issues of shale development.

Senior Director, Conditions of Racial Equity, Raikes Foundation (Posted 2/25/22)
The Raikes Foundation invites nominations and applications for the newly formed leadership position of Senior Director, Conditions for Racial Equity (CoRE) Programs. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Senior Director will first and foremost be a mission aligned partner, collaborator, and bridge builder who is committed to nurturing long term shifts in the sector to push the boundaries of traditional philanthropy, including inviting more funders to embrace the complexity of change at scale and to recognize the unique set of systemic barriers that marginalize BIPOC communities and limit their access to philanthropic capital.

Executive Director, Merck Family Fund (Posted 2/14/22)
Merck Family Fund (MFF), an agile and influential Massachusetts family foundation committed to “protecting the natural environment and strengthening the urban community” seeks an Executive Director. The position calls for a creative leader with outstanding skills in networking, collaboration, and communication, as well as intellectual breadth, diplomatic savvy, and an enterprising spirit. Team leadership and financial management expertise are required, as is familiarity with philanthropy as a grantmaker or grantee.

VP of Programs, Dalio Philanthropies (Posted 1/24/22)
Dalio Philanthropies seeks a driven, talented, collaborative and experienced leader who will partner closely with Dalio family members and a lean team at Dalio Philanthropies and the DFO to: help further develop philanthropic program areas working with family members; support Dalio family members in developing their philanthropic capabilities; oversee grants and charitable activities in a number of the programs at the direction of family members; report on the outcomes and impact of Dalio Philanthropies’ grants and charitable activities to family members and other stakeholders; and continue evolving Dalio Philanthropies as an organization to effectively meet its goals and mission.

Program Assistant, Rockefeller Family Fund (Posted 1/19/22)
Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) is seeking a program assistant to provide administrative and programmatic support to our Institutional Accountability and Individual Liberty (IAIL) program and general administrative support for the RFF, particularly regarding board meetings.

Executive Director, Winston Family Foundation (Posted 1/12/22)
Winston Family Foundation has been in existence for some 35 years, but for present purposes it
more closely resembles a start-up with history. The Foundation’s first full-time Executive Director
must have the sensitivity to establish trust relationships with Board members while leading the development of both strategy and staff.

Director of Finance and Administration, Ruth Mott Foundation (Posted 1/10/22) 
The Ruth Mott Foundation seeks nominations and applications for a new Director of Finance & Administration. Reporting to the President and working in close partnership with the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance & Administration (the Director) will manage the finance, accounting, human resources, and facilities administration of the Foundation, including payables, payroll, benefits administration, and computer networking. As a member of the Foundation’s senior leadership, the Director plays a significant role in strategic planning and policy development at the Foundation.

Impact Advisor, Boldly Go Philanthropy (Posted 11/19/21)
The new Impact Advisor will help lead firm development activities and philanthropic client projects across a variety of issues, including education, environment, health, economic opportunity, racial equity, and civic infrastructure. No two days will be the same. You will design, facilitate, plan, and make valuable partnerships, as you help with client engagements and firm development projects.

Director of Operations, Steans Family Foundation (Posted 10/8/21)
The Steans Family Foundation (SFF) seeks a full-time Director of Operations to work with internal and external stakeholders to execute SFF’s mission and goals. As the Steans Family Foundation has expanded significantly over the past few years, the new Director of Operations role is designed to address the operational and communication needs across all the “pillars” of its grantmaking and policy programs.

Managing Director of Democracy and Policy Advisor, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (Posted 9/2/21)
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (AMBFF) invites nominations and applications for the role of Managing Director of Democracy and Public Policy Advisor. Reporting to the Foundation’s President, the Managing Director and Public Policy Advisor will facilitate the development of AMBFF’s strategy and learning agenda to strengthen democracy through promoting civic participation, protecting voting rights, and enhancing the role that journalism can play in informing citizens and supporting healthy civil discourse.

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. Please note: if any of the links below do not work for you, please help us to update it by letting us know at ncfp@ncfp.org.