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

Program Director, National Center for Family Philanthropy (Posted 9/21/21)
NCFP seeks a Program Director to utilize outcomes and financial data to inform program development and implementation for a growing and evolving organization committed to equipping and activating a diverse community of family philanthropists. The director will work closely with the Chief Impact Officer and Director of Development and Community to implement a relationship management and engagement strategy that connects program impact and revenue generation. The director will lead or support the development and execution of NCFP’s Learning and Action Networks, Peer Networks, conferences and events, consultations and speaking engagements, and research projects, among other priorities.

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.

Membership Engagement Coordinator, Northern California Grantmakers (Posted 10/15/21)
This role requires a local Bay Area person with strong execution skills and detail orientation, the interpersonal savvy to work effectively with a range of external and internal partners, and the acumen and intellectual ability to support various strategic initiatives. The ideal candidate will identify with the goals and mission of NCG and believe in the power of people coming together for change. While a part of the Member Engagement team, the Coordinator is also expected to support the Public Affairs and Operations and Finance team as necessary and appropriate.  A successful candidate will need to blend flexibility with disciplined execution and strong self-awareness and confidence in operating through informal channels as well as established hierarchy.

Executive Director, Walker Foundation (Posted 10/14/21)
The Walker Foundation is a private family foundation established in 1972 and located in Jackson, Mississippi. The Executive Director with have overall responsibility for the Walker Foundation’s operations, grantmaking, governance and fulfillment of its mission. He or she will work from the office in Mississippi and remotely when necessary.

Vice President of Finance and Operations, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (Posted 10/14/21)
The Vice President of Finance and Operations (VP) plays a critical leadership role in caring for and developing the talented and dedicated Haas Jr. staff team and ensuring the long-term financial and operational viability of the foundation. The VP provides leadership and management direction to the investment, accounting, finance, legal, human resources, information technology and facilities management functions of the Haas, Jr. Fund.

Communications and Outreach Associate, Rose Community Foundation (Posted 10/14/21)
Rose Community Foundation seeks a Communications and Outreach Associate to utilize digital platforms, social media channels, print and video materials, and earned media to highlight the organization and its donor and nonprofit partners, amplify the Foundation’s thought leadership on key issues and promote a culture of engaged philanthropy.

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.

Communications & Engagement Manager, Libra Foundation (Posted 10/8/21)
The Libra Foundation seeks a collaborative, detail-oriented, and innovative full-time Communications and Engagement Manager [CEM]. This newly-created position – and Libra’s first full-time dedicated communications hire – will report to the Director of Programs and be based at the Foundation’s offices in The Presidio of San Francisco. This is an exciting time to join the Foundation to implement its powerful brand and ensure the visual identity is consistent with the Foundation’s bold and dynamic work to reinvent philanthropy. The CEM will be the brand’s day-to-day manager, collaboratively supporting and serving as a bridge between the team and external consultants while helping to create and institutionalize new practices, tools, and systems aligned with communications and engagement goals.

Vibrant & Equitable Communities Program Officers, McKnight Foundation (Posted 10/8/21)
Reporting to the Program Director of Vibrant & Equitable Communities, the two Program Officers will oversee and build significant grant portfolios and partnerships with intermediary funders and actively collaborate with McKnight’s Impact Investing team and the Midwest Climate & Energy program team. The Communities program uses it’s philanthropic funding to foster shared power, prosperity, and participation so that all Minnesotans can thrive.

Independent Trustee, Nathan Cummings Foundation (Posted 10/8/21)
The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) is pleased to invite nominations and applications for an Independent Trustee of the Board of Directors. The new Independent Trustee will join the board of 15, including ten (10) family members and four (4) additional independent trustees in realizing the full potential, power, and impact of a foundation to use its leadership, grantmaking, and endowment to support the Foundation’s focus areas.

Family Office Market Leader, Family Office Exchange (Posted 10/7/21)
The Family Office Market Leader will lead all aspects of the Financial Family market at FOX defined as those families who no longer own an operating company and family office executives serving these families.  This includes both growth and retention of this expanding target market.  The Market Leader will also be responsible for developing and executing a strategic business plan to grow our membership business, while simultaneously working with members and acting as Co-Chair for select Family Office Councils. This exciting member interfacing role will also directly lead, coach, and  manage 3-4 other Relationship Managers (“RMs”) and oversee the overall member experience.

Managing Director of Philanthropy/Senior Program Officer, Miller Family Foundation (Posted 10/7/21)
The Managing Director of Philanthropy/Senior Program Officer will work closely with the Executive Director, other Miller Family Philanthropy staff, and members of the Miller family on philanthropic strategy, program development, all phases of grantmaking, and the continued operation of existing Miller Family Philanthropy initiatives. The ideal candidate is a high-impact professional who thrives in a team environment and will be motivated by the mission and values of Miller Family Philanthropy.

Executive Director, MBK Alliance & Director, Obama Foundation (Posted 9/17/21)
The Executive Director of MBK Alliance / Director of Youth Opportunity Programs leads a diverse, impact-oriented team to execute President Obama’s national call to action to build safe and supportive communities where boys and young men of color feel valued and have clear pathways to opportunity. The individual also works across the Obama Foundation to help evaluate, design and refine (proactive and reactive) programs focused on building pathways to opportunity in communities of color, ensuring a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, the integration of proximate individuals and the application of best practices.

Grants and Foundation Administrator, Volgenau Foundation (Posted 9/3/21)
The Foundation is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented, and self-motivated part-time Foundation and Grants Administrator. The Grants Administrator will manage TVF’s online grants management platform, monitor reporting processes and grantee communication, provide administrative support to the executive director, and as requested, conduct research on program related issues.

Grants Manager, Harvey L. Miller Family of Foundations (Posted 9/3/21)
The Grants Manager provides support to the Foundation Director in coordinating grantmaking for four unique family foundations with diverse interest areas, such as medical research, disaster relief, human services, arts and culture, education, and social and environmental justice.

Project Manager, Will Fitzpatrick PC (Posted 9/2/21)
WFPC is looking for a Project Manager who is interested in the intersection of business, philanthropy and technology, and how innovative legal structures can help clients best achieve their goals.
This is a part-time role, anticipated at 20 hours per week, with the possibility of expansion to full-time. The Project Manager will report directly to Will Fitzpatrick, Principal and Founder of WFPC.

Managing Director of Democracy and Policy Advisor, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (Posted 9/2/31)
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.

Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation (Posted 8/11/21)
MRBF’s Network Officers work with the Program Team to build relationships, identify partners, conduct due diligence and make grants.

Associate Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation (Posted 8/11/21)
MRBF’s Associate Network Officers work with the Program Team to build relationships, identify partners, conduct due diligence and make grants.

Executive Assistant, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation (Posted 8/11/21)
The Executive Assistant(s) support the overall success of the organization by managing our dynamic virtual office environment. This includes supporting team members with scheduling and meeting logistics, and managing individual projects.

Executive Director, Laughing Gull Foundation (Posted 8/10/21)
The Laughing Gull Foundation’s (LGF) Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director who is an energetic and empathetic leader to guide and manage the next chapter of LGF’s impact. Laughing Gull’s next Executive Director will work out of our newly built-out offices in downtown Durham, North Carolina. They will be a strong internal manager and external organizer. The successful candidate will utilize their high-level leadership, emotional intelligence, and management skills to lead LGF in advancing justice in the South.

Executive Director, Private Family Foundation (Posted 8/9/21)

A Boston-area philanthropist seeks an Executive Director who will be a partner in helping shape, grow and manage a dynamic family foundation. Founded five years ago, the Foundation makes grants primarily in three areas: arts, education, and fighting against food insecurity, predominantly in the Greater Boston area. There is a strong value on creativity, amplifying the voices of others, and encouraging those helped to pay it forward. The Foundation is managed presently by its Founder with a lean support staff. A small board – which will grow over time – makes funding and policy decisions for the Foundation. While the Founder will continue to be actively engaged in the Foundation’s work, she is seeking to put day-to-day operations in the hands of a reliable, capable, and enterprising leader.

President, Flora Family Foundation (Posted 8/9/21)
Reporting to the Board of Directors and overseeing a professional team, the President will serve as a partner for all Family Council members, accompanying them on their philanthropic journeys as well as leading the Foundation in a way that is an authentic reflection of their interests.  Ensuring ideas are put into action and that the Foundation moves effectively into its next phase of impact, the President will spearhead and advise on initiatives that will ensure the organization delivers on the family’s priorities locally and internationally.

Director of Foundation Operations, Roundhouse Foundation (Posted 8/8/21)
The Director of Operations works in close partnership with the Executive Director, providing organizational leadership and support for teams critical to the successful daily operation of the Foundation. The Director of Operations oversees the Foundation’s business operations including accounting, cash management, and banking relationships. In addition, this position oversees foundation technology as well as human resources. They will also provide support to the staff, Trustees, Finance Committee and Investment Team partners as directed, assisting with implementation of the mission, vision, and strategies of the Foundation.

Office Administrator & Communications Assistant, Roundhouse Foundation (Posted 8/8/21)
This position will provide support to the Roundhouse Foundation staff and its programs. They serve as the on-site contact person for visitors and guests to PMRCAA and will ensure that the phone and general Foundation email are answered regularly and in a respectful and clear manner. The selected candidate will also work effectively across multiple teams and have excellent organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task with a ‘can-do’ attitude. In addition, this position will assist with maintaining the organization’s website, electronic newsletter and social media.

Philanthropy Advisor, Silicon Valley Community Foundation (Posted 7/30/21)
Reporting to the Director of Donor Engagement, SVCF is seeking a full-time Philanthropy Advisor to develop trusted partnerships with a portfolio of donors by supporting their journey to become effective philanthropists.  This position facilitates all aspects of donor giving and grantmaking, provides strategic guidance, and stays abreast of philanthropic best practices.  

Executive Director, The Song Foundation (Posted 7/20/21)
The Foundation is now seeking its inaugural Executive Director, to work in partnership with the board to lead the development and strategic growth of this Ann Arbor, Michigan-based organization. The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Foundation, which includes developing a strategic plan in collaboration with the board, launching and managing initial grantmaking programs, identifying and leading partnership activities, ensuring day-to-day operations, representing the Foundation externally, and helping grantees and the board measure and evaluate impact and success.

Executive Director, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation (Posted 6/21/21)
The Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation seeks a new Executive Director to provide thoughtful strategic and operational leadership, promoting the fulfillment of the Foundation’s mission, while helping the Board of Directors realize their collective vision of maximizing human potential. The preferred candidate will have a compelling mix of experiences, skills, personal characteristics and motivations to work with the family in leading, managing, and advancing the Foundation’s initiatives, grantmaking, evaluation and external engagement in order to achieve the Foundation’s mission in the short term and over the long term.

Program Officer, Vista Hermosa Foundation (Posted 6/2/21)
The Vista Hermosa Foundation seeks a Program Officer to manage a portfolio of international grants. This full-time position is located in Pasco, WA and reports to the Managing Director. The individual who fills this role should be committed to the foundation’s mission, be a strong team player, detail-oriented, flexible, and willing to take on new projects and responsibilities as needed.

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.