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 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

President and CEO, National Center for Family Philanthropy  (Posted 5/7/19)

Exceptional opportunity to lead the only national nonprofit devoted exclusively to the needs of giving families and those who work with them.


NCFP Friends and Funders: Featured Position Openings

NCFP’s Friends of the Family network is composed of more than 250 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 .pdf of your job description and any announcement language to

Program Officer (Junior Level), Brinson Foundation (Posted 9/6/19)

The Brinson Foundation is currently seeking to hire a Program Officer who will work closely with the President, staff and Board in fulfilling the Foundation’s grant making objectives by identifying suitable grantees and implementing effective grant-making strategies. The Program Officer will be responsible for managing portions of the Foundation’s grant portfolio, including a significant concentration on the Foundation’s non-medical Endorsement priority and Liberty, Citizenship and Free Enterprise focus area.

Director of Communications and Engagement, Surdna Foundation (Posted 9/6/19)

The Surdna Foundation seeks a Director of Communications and Engagement. The Director is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing communication strategies that will advance the Foundation’s efforts to promote just and sustainable communities in the US and support the engagement of the Andrus family in the Foundation’s work.

Associate Network Officer, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation (Posted 9/6/19)

The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation is seeking an Associate Network Officer to manage existing relationships and identify new ones in specific parts of the South, and grow into administering related grants portfolios.

Executive Director, Brindle Foundation (Posted 8/27/19)

The Brindle Foundation, a small family foundation based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a focus on Early Childhood seeks nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. Known in the nonprofit, public, and philanthropic sectors in New Mexico for helping to hold babies, prenatal to three, at the center of needed policies, programs and changes to support early childhood, Brindle embraces a personal, community informed, and caring approach to its grantmaking. With enduring commitment, the foundation has successfully seeded and supported the capacity building of many grassroots initiatives that have gone on to transform the landscape of early childhood in the state.

Donor Relations Associate, Stark Community Foundation (Posted 8/14/19)

The Donor Relations Associate, reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, will assist the needs of the Advancement Department by providing high-quality support to the daily functions of donor management, scholarship management and overall stewardship activities of the Foundation. In addition, and as needed, this position assists with marketing and communication projects to advance the mission of the Foundation.

Donor Services Associate, Dallas Foundation (Posted 8/9/19)

As a critical member of The Dallas Foundation staff, the Donor Services Associate will be integral to the daily operations for Donor Services, while also providing support to Grants and Finance personnel. This position will be the primary point person on the database (Raiser’s Edge) for the Philanthropic Partnerships team.

Nonprofit Center Coordinator, Sobrato Family Foundation (Posted 8/7/19)

The Nonprofit Center Coordinator is a professional, friendly individual who serves as the public contact and a representative of the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits. The position handles inquiries and scheduling for the public meeting rooms, responds to tenant maintenance requests, and supports the capital improvement work of the Sobrato Centers for Nonprofits Redwood Shores. The position is headquartered in Redwood Shores, but works on site at the other Centers in Milpitas and San Jose as needs arise. Attendance at meetings in the Mountain View headquarters is also required.

Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Posted 7/25/19)

The Foundation seeks a director and senior program officer who will be responsible for two areas of work; the direction and management of the Foundation programming in our home state of New Jersey (50%) and serve as senior program officer to build Foundation strategic relationships with national partners to leverage opportunities to build a Culture of Health (50%).

Program Officer, Higher Education in Prison, Laughing Gull Foundation (Posted 7/18/19)

The Program Officer will engage current grantees, identify new grantees, and support the learning and networking of higher education programs and connected stakeholders in the South. They will also play a critical role in working with other funders, both in the South and nationally, to increase support for higher education in prison programs in the South. The organization is also hiring for a Program Officer, LGBTQ Equality.

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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