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

Manager, Organizational Effectiveness (Posted 3/9/20)
The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is seeking a qualified candidate to join its dynamic team as a Manager, Organizational Effectiveness. This is a strategy focused role primarily responsible for high-level engagement with the President and CEO and the executive team to manage strategic initiatives from development through successful execution. The position provides direct support for the President and CEO in decision-making, program management, and initiative implementation.

This is a role for someone who is willing and able to take on critical management challenges and mobilize the team around successfully solving them. The manager would have responsibility across all functional areas of the organization and play a crucial role in streamlining how we do business. The Manager, Organizational Effectiveness reports to the Vice President, Planning and Management and supports functions across the organization.

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

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.

Program Officer, Creative Communities, William Penn Foundation (Posted 3/30/20)
The Program Officer will support grantmaking strategies focused on the arts and culture sector. In addition, the Program Officer will engage in research projects, evaluation programs, convenings, and conferences that position and reinforce WPF as a center of innovative thinking and thought leadership in the arts and culture sector.

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.

Grants Administration Lead, Panta Rhea Foundation (Posted 3/5/20)
The Panta Rhea Foundation seeks a Grants & Administration Lead who is experienced in grants management and deeply committed to social justice. We are a grants team of 4 staff (plus consultants, advisors, and an affiliated finance team) which means that we all have to do a lot; that is especially true for this exciting role.

Program and Grants Associate, McKnight Foundation (Posted 3/5/20)
The McKnight Foundation seeks a professional Program and Grants Associate (PGA) to help support and advance the goals of the Arts program team. Reporting to the Grants & Information Management Director, this role will be joining the McKnight Foundation at a critical moment in its history as the institution advances its recently adopted Strategic Framework.

Chief of Staff, Raikes Foundation (Posted 3/4/20)
The Raikes Foundation Executive Director and team seek a Chief of Staff (COS) to join their support of the foundation’s mission, to provide youth with the tools and opportunities to thrive. With the broad scope of the foundation’s work, the COS will provide right-hand partnership to the Executive Director has he leads the organization in their continued reach and impact.

Grants Manager, The Collins Foundation (Posted 3/4/20)
The Collins Foundation in Portland, Oregon, seeks a full-time Grants Manager to administer the Foundation’s grantmaking processes. The Foundation makes grants to Oregon nonprofits, both urban and rural, that are dedicated to improving quality of life for their communities. The Foundation pursues equity in how it allocates resources across Oregon’s diverse communities and how it shapes its internal structures.

Program Director, The Wilson Foundation (Posted 2/25/20)
The Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation, Inc., seeks an energetic, creative, and collaborative candidate to work with the Foundation to help it achieve its critical mission: to fight poverty in the Rochester area by reducing the impact of trauma and housing instability on the youth and families of our community.

Communications Officer, Heising-Simons Foundation (Posted 2/20/20)
The Communications Officer works with the Communications team to advance Foundation and programmatic goals using strategic communications, as well participating in select strategic communications work for the Heising-Simons Action Fund, a sister 501(c)(4) organization to the Foundation.

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.

Executive Director, Powell Foundation (Posted 2/11/20)

The Powell Foundation seeks a dynamic, dedicated team player to serve as its next Executive Director. The Executive Director provides the Foundation with strategic leadership and manages its daily operations. Key responsibilities include creating and implementing philanthropic strategies and programs, financial management, team leadership, and external community relations.

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.

Vice President for Administration, Barr Foundation (Posted 1/24/20)

The Vice President for Administration will oversee all aspects of operations including talent and culture; grants management; operational policies, systems, and processes; and technology and physical facilities. In assuming this set of responsibilities, this new leader will have the opportunity to strengthen the organizational infrastructure, enhance the grants management process, accelerate the development of technological systems solutions, and support the development of talent and culture.

Assistant Director, Grants Administration — Flint, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (Posted 1/16/20)

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director, Grants Administration who would join a six-member team responsible for the processing of grants for the Foundation. This position reports to the Director of Grants Administration. The Foundation is hiring for several other roles which can be found on their website.

Program Officer, LGBTQ Equality, The Laughing Gull Foundation (Posted 1/14/20)

The Program Officer will manage the LGBTQ Equality Program and engage in philanthropic networking and organizing. The Program Officer will engage current grantees, identify new grantees, and support the learning and networking of LGBTQ communities and movements in the South. Given LGF’s plan to spend down in 16 years, and its unique position as the largest Southern-based funder of LGBTQ issues, philanthropic organizing is integral to supporting LGBTQ communities and meeting LGF’s mission. The Program Officer will play a critical role in working with other funders, both in the South and nationally, to increase support for LGBTQ communities in the South.

Program Operations Manager, Population and Reproductive Health, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Posted 1/14/20)

The Program Operations Manager (POM) will lead the operational aspects of the PRH program. One way to think about this role is as a Chief of Staff of a medium-size nonprofit. The ideal candidate will bring a track record of creating, managing, and adapting operational structures and systems for maximum performance, while also adapting to context and treating others with the highest level of respect.

Senior Grants Manager, Carlson Family Foundation (Posted 1/10/20)

The Senior Grants Manager is an experienced, collaborative and strategic grants administration professional who reports to the Executive Director and provides core leadership for the grants administration function of the Foundation. The Senior Grants Manager will be responsible for working across multiple internal and external teams and integrating the grants administration function with the program, finance, legal, communications, learning and evaluation priorities of the Foundation.

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.

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