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

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NCFP Position Openings and Volunteer Opportunities

Senior Finance and Operations Manager, National Center for Family Philanthropy (Posted 5/3/21)
NCFP seeks a professional with progressive experience managing daily operations of a nonprofit, foundation, or business, including directly interfacing with and supporting executive leadership / Boards of Directors. The successful candidate will be both a strategic thinker and an executor with a can-do approach. She/he/they will be a flexible team player able to work in an environment with overlapping staff responsibilities. S/he/they will be committed to motivating and supporting internal and external stakeholders to work together to create a culture and practice that centers the many intersectional aspects of equity and racial equity.

Chief Impact Officer, National Center for Family Philanthropy (Posted 4/27/21)
NCFP seeks a dynamic leader who will partner with the CEO to build out the business model, next-stage programming, and infrastructure at NCFP in ways that will enable the organization to respond to most effectively, and support, the changing field of family philanthropy. The successful candidate will bring experience in funding and revenue models, culture building, change management, and organizational design that will support a high-level of organizational effectiveness in a highly dynamic time. They will be a strong listener, communicator, and storyteller who can articulate and amplify the values, lived experiences, and lessons that demonstrate the total potential and impact that family philanthropists can have to bring about meaningful change.

Director of Development and Community, National Center for Family Philanthropy (Posted 4/27/21)
Reporting to the Chief Impact Officer (CIO) and in partnership with the CEO, the Director of Development and Community will join an extraordinary team of individuals and a thriving community of family philanthropists committed to advancing the capacity of mission-driven organizations to drive positive change. In this capacity the Director will create, manage, and execute fundraising and donor stewardship strategies aligned with program and community building strategies in support of NCFP’s mission. The Director will be a seasoned relationship manager with the field awareness and gravitas to effectively represent the CEO and other NCFP leadership at times in relationship development.


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

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.

Director (Families and Individual Clients Focus) Advisory Services, Arabella Advisors (Posted 7/19/21)
Directors play an essential role on the Advisory team leading client projects, developing client relationships, supporting business development, managing aspects of team or firm-wide strategy, and developing team talent and culture. We anticipate that this Director will have a diverse client portfolio of corporate, institutional foundation, and non-profit clients, with a significant portion of work with family and individual clients.

Executive & Finance Office Administrator, Collins Foundation (Posted 6/28/21)
The Collins Foundation in Portland, Oregon, seeks a full-time Executive & Finance Office Administrator to provide executive support to the CEO and CFO, as well as office administration and grantmaking support. The Foundation supports Oregon nonprofits, both urban and rural, that are dedicated to improving quality of life for their communities. The Foundation is committed to the pursuit of equity in how it allocates resources across Oregon’s diverse communities and how it shapes its internal structures.

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.

Finance Director, Zellerbach Family Foundation, (Posted 6/16/21)
The Director of Finance is a full-time, exempt, at-will position reporting to the Executive Director of the Zellerbach Family Foundation.  The position works closely with the staff, ED, and board to oversee the foundation’s budget, finance, and administrative functions and supports the organization through a variety of duties and responsibilities.

Director of Communications, Ford Family Foundation (Posted 6/14/21)
Reporting to the President & CEO and serving as a key member of the leadership team, the Director of Communications will be responsible for the full spectrum of the Foundation’s communications activities. This is an exciting moment to join the Foundation, a leader in rural philanthropy, as it strategically positions itself to be a more visible and vocal advocate for rural communities in Oregon and across the nation. This is a new position in the Foundation.

Program Assistant, Vista Hermosa Foundation (Posted 6/2/21)
The Vista Hermosa Foundation seeks a Program Assistant to support the management of a portfolio of international grants which contribute to holistic community development. This full-time position is located in Pasco, WA and reports to the Managing Director. The Program Assistant has three primary areas of responsibility: program support, operations, and grants management.

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.

Associate Grants Officer, Brown Foundation (Posted 5/19/21)
The Brown Foundation seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated professional to join our grants team as Associate Grants Officer (AGO). The primary goal of this position is to support the grantmaking process and allow the Foundation to distribute between $65,000,000 and $80,000,000 annually. The AGO both will own a portfolio of grants and play a key role to streamline and strengthen information gathering, Foundation communications, and meeting preparation and execution.

Grants Manager, Growald Family Fund (Posted 5/18/21)
The Grants Manager will provide expertise and hands on support to plan, execute and supervise grants. You will lead all aspects of the grants lifecycle as well as shepherding the Programs team through the grants management process. The Growald team and partners will see you as the key point of contact and thought partner on all grants-related issues. This position reports to the Associate Program Director.

Program Officer, Environment – Advancing Climate Change Solutions, Charles Mott Foundation (Posted 5/17/21)
The new Program Officer (PO) within the ACCS program area will manage the Foundation’s efforts addressing clean energy access in Africa and globally. Currently, most of the related grantmaking is focused in Tanzania where the Foundation seeks to create the conditions necessary for the private sector to develop mini-grids powered by distributed renewable energy, typically solar, for productive economic uses in remote “last-mile” communities. We aim to establish an “ecosystem” of actors—entrepreneurs, technical training schools, local financial institutions, and others—that will accelerate and deepen the uptake of distributed renewables in Tanzania, thus demonstrating the benefit of such an approach globally.

Strategy and Program Operations Assistant, GHR Foundation (Posted 5/17/21)
This position reports to the Chief of Strategy and Programs (CSP)– the individual responsible for overseeing and supporting the full breadth of the foundation’s programmatic effort. The Strategy and Program Operations Assistant is the key partner to the CSP helping manage her schedule, the key Board Committee for which she is responsible, oversight and reporting related to the Program Team’s budget, supporting the CSP’s leadership of the largest staffing group within the foundation and generally, playing a critical leadership role across the foundation.

Grants and Learning Associate, Walter & Elise Haas Fund (Posted 5/13/21)
The Walter & Elise Haas Fund seeks an Associate with strong technical competency and shared values who will strengthen our ability to understand our work and help us implement our strategy to become an equitable, learning organization that approaches its mission and grantmaking through the lenses of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Program Officer, The Powell Foundation (Posted 5/6/21) 
Responsible for cultivating and evaluating grantmaking opportunities, thinking strategically about the Foundation’s giving areas and outcomes, and demonstrating thought leadership within the broader community to deepen the Foundation’s impact. The ideal candidate is an experienced leader who has a keen understanding of the local education systems and who demonstrates a strong commitment to public education.

Senior Manager, Grants Administration & Evaluation, The Powell Foundation (Posted 5/6/21)
Responsible for creating strong reliable systems and workflows to drive effective grantmaking operations. Supports data and evaluation efforts by analyzing, reporting, and presenting relevant grant data and insights. The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys both project management and execution, data analysis, and building solutions in SalesForce. 

Controller, The Powell Foundation (Posted 5/6/21)
Responsible for the financial systems, records, and controls for the Foundation. Coordinates key aspects of the Foundation’s operations including facilities and technology. The ideal candidate is a proactive, hands-on, and strategic leader; he/she is a skilled executor who readily seeks to identify connections between the core finance and operations functions of the Foundation and the work of the grantmaking team.

Executive Assistant & Board Liaison, The Powell Foundation (5/6/21)
Responsible for providing administrative and project support to the Executive Director. Provides logistical support for board and committee meetings and manages the designated grants program. The ideal candidate understands the big picture, can execute on all the small details, is a thoughtful and consistent communicator, and works with discretion and care for The Powell Foundation community and partners. 33Vincent is leading the work on this search.

Program and Grants Associate (International), McKnight Foundation (Posted 4/27/21)
The McKnight Foundation seeks a professional Program and Grants Associate (PGA) to help support and advance the goals of the International program. Reporting to the Director of Grants & Information Management, this role will be joining the McKnight Foundation at a critical moment in its history as the institution advances its Strategic Framework.

Senior Communications Officer, McKnight Foundation (Posted 4/27/21)
The McKnight Foundation seeks an experienced senior communications officer to help us leverage the power of strategic communications to advance the mission of the Foundation and our program goals. This person will be joining at a critical moment in this world to contribute to an exciting strategic direction, grounded in the values and approaches outlined in our Strategic Framework.

Program Director, Home Region, Walton Family Foundation (Posted 4/26/21)
The Walton Family Foundation is seeking a skilled, highly motivated leader to join the Foundation as the next Program Director, Home Region. The Program Director will have the ability to shape the future of this growing region with values of inclusion and community-driven change at the forefront, as articulated in the 2025 Strategy.

Strategy and Program Operations Assistant, GHR Foundation (Posted 4/19/21)
This position reports to the Chief of Strategy and Programs (CSP)– the individual responsible for overseeing and supporting the full breadth of the foundation’s programmatic effort. The Strategy and Program Operations Assistant is the key partner to the CSP helping manage her schedule, the key Board Committee for which she is responsible, oversight and reporting related to the Program Team’s budget, supporting the CSP’s leadership of the largest staffing group within the foundation and generally, playing a critical leadership role across the foundation.

Racial Justice Initiative Director, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (Posted 4/14/21)
The Hewlett Foundation seeks a Racial Justice Initiative Director to lead the foundation’s Racial Justice Initiative. The successful candidate will be creative, yet grounded in the practical realities of the state of racial justice in the United States, and issues facing the field of advocates, activists, and scholars. The Racial Justice Initiative Director will combine a flexible leadership style with the ability to deliver and execute on innovative ideas and solutions that serve the goals of the initiative.

Director of the Watershed Protection Program, William Penn Foundation (Posted 4/9/21) 
The Watershed Protection Program Director reports to the Executive Director and directly oversees a team of four professionals. The Director is responsible for the Program’s approximately $30 million in annual grantmaking to more than 180 grantees. In addition to overseeing ongoing grants and initiatives, as well as leading annual program planning and portfolio reviews, the Director leads the team in identifying innovative new streams of work within the Program’s strategic framework.

Chief Philanthropy Officer, San Francisco Foundation (Posted 4/6/21)
The Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) has a rare opportunity to take a thriving, mission-driven community foundation to a new level of philanthropic impact in the Bay Area. SFF is seeking a skilled and nimble executive who will build upon the current legacy of SFF while leveraging a growing donor base in one of the wealthiest, most dynamic regions in the world. The next CPO will bring leadership and acumen to the development team and be a natural advocate for the people of the region.

Grants Associate, Libra Foundation (Posted 4/6/21)
This newly-created position presents a unique opportunity for a leader with strong technical competency and shared values to work in an entrepreneurial environment where grants management is an important strategic lever in effectively and creatively achieving the Foundation’s goals. The Grants Associate will be based at the Foundation’s offices in The Presidio and will report to the Knowledge & Grants Manager on a team dedicated to providing grantee partners with stellar customer service and streamlining and simplifying grantee applications, reporting, and other practices.

Associate Program Officer-Black Student Success, Oregon Community Foundation (Posted 3/25/21)
As a member of the Community Impact Department’s Initiatives Branch, the Associate Program Officer for Black Student Success (BSS) will primarily be responsible for assisting the Program Officer for Black Student Success with the strategic direction, implementation and coordination of the foundation’s BSS initiative. This includes, but is not limited to, developing goals and strategies, supporting member organizations, tracking grant requests, internal and external communications, and general administration of the program.

Program Assistant, Tauck Family Foundation (Posted 3/25/21)
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Assistant provides administrative, financial management, programmatic, and grantmaking support and implements the Foundation’s communications strategy.  This individual is an integral part of a highly motivated and goal-oriented team of three.  The ideal candidate is an organized, reliable, detail-oriented, emotionally intelligent professional who shares our commitment to the Foundation’s mission.  Effective written and verbal communication is a critical competency.

Grant Manager, Schultz Family Foundation (Posted 3/18/21)
The Schultz Family Foundation seeks nominations and applications for the position of grant manager, who will work across the team to facilitate grantmaking through the entire lifecycle of investments and serves as the central point of contact for grant-related information.

Executive Assistant, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation (Posted 3/10/21)
The foundation seeks an executive assistant to provide comprehensive administrative support to the executive director and board of directors and to assure smooth running of the foundation’s office. This position reports to the executive director with selected reporting to the director of finance and operations.

Property Manager, Sobrato Philanthropies, (Posted 3/8/21)
The Property Manager is responsible for the oversight and efficient facilities management of the Sobrato Centers for Nonprofits. They will ensure that all properties are operated and maintained in a high-quality manner. They will serve as the primary contact for all property and construction management issues and will provide customer satisfaction to tenants and other community users of each Center. 

Advocacy & Communications Director, Eleanor Crook Foundation (Posted 2/3/21)
ECF seeks an Advocacy & Communications Director (ACD) to join our growing team during an exciting time of expansion and growth. The ACD will have the opportunity to thoughtfully, strategically, and directly guide the Foundation’s advocacy and communications efforts and investments. Reporting to the Managing Director and working alongside a dedicated team of experts, the Advocacy & Communications Director will execute a multi-year advocacy and communications strategy and implementation plan that will guide the efforts of ECF staff, consultants, and advocacy grantees to end global malnutrition. The ACD will provide high-level thought leadership, lead the development of creative new outreach and communications strategies, build coalitions and engage new advocacy partners, develop new grants, represent the Foundation at major events, and ensure the high  performance of ECF’s growing portfolio of advocacy investments.

Policy Director, Eleanor Crook Foundation (Posted 2/3/21)
ECF seeks a Policy Director (PD) to join our team during an exciting time of expansion and growth. Reporting to the Managing Director and working alongside a dynamic team of policy, advocacy, and nutrition technical experts, the PD will be responsible for developing a multi-year policy agenda related to global nutrition and managing a small team of policy analysts to execute that agenda. In doing so, the PD will be required to stay abreast of the latest trends across global nutrition policy, financing, and advocacy, understand the latest nutrition technical developments which will inform required policy change, and explore and anticipate emerging issues across ECF’s priority areas of focus. This policy agenda will set the direction and priorities for ECF, establishing priority areas of focus for the entire ECF team.

Policy Program Officer, Eleanor Crook Foundation (Posted 2/3/21)
ECF seeks a Policy Program Officer (PPO) to help develop and manage a robust portfolio of global nutrition thought leadership and policy analysis on behalf of the Foundation. Reporting to the Policy Director and working alongside a dynamic team of policy, advocacy, and nutrition technical experts, the PPO will be responsible for managing a multi-million dollar portfolio of nutrition policy grants to some of the top think tanks,  policy experts, and research institutions in global health and nutrition, as well as UN agencies such as WHO and UNICEF. The PPO will ensure clear goals and communications for all ECF policy grants and will closely monitor and contribute to progress of ongoing projects.

Donor Services Associate, Engagement, Silicon Valley Community Foundation (Posted 11/16/20)
This position is responsible for providing exceptional customer service to Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s fundholders as well as strategic support to members of the Donor Engagement (DE) team in their work to provide best in class comprehensive advisory and transactional services for donors. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to execute detail-orientated communication and strive within operational processes in a fast-paced environment with a professional demeanor and collaborative spirit.


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

Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

This Content Collection includes a variety of perspectives and tools for addressing REDI issues within your organization, including a collection of customized Checklists, Quizzes, and Self-Assessment Tools for boards and staff.

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Values and Motivations

This Content Collection highlights webinars, blog posts, and other resources that discuss the importance of values and motivations, shares experiences of giving families, and provides sample policies and tools.

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Trends in Family Philanthropy: Current Research in the Field

This Content Collection features NCFP's Trends 2020 Study and other current research on the field of family philanthropy.

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PEAK Grantmaking

This collection, curated by PEAK Grantmaking, provides resources on driving equity, being effective grantmakers, and more.

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Family Identity and Culture

This Content Collection features resources that discuss the importance of family culture and identity and highlight experiences of family foundations.

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Living the Legacy

This special Content Collection shares chapters from NCFP's popular "Living the Legacy Journal," sharing perspectives and stories of families who have explored and adopted the practice of a living legacy across generations.

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Stanford PACS Guide to Effective Philanthropy

The aim for this book is to simplify the components of effective philanthropy. The Guide has two major parts. Part One lays out a series of personal considerations that will help shape your philanthropic strategy. Part Two delves into the tactical practices of philanthropy to help you deploy your resources most effectively.

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Trust-based Philanthropy

Whether you’re a long-time practitioner or are just considering adopting this approach, we hope these resources will help you bring trust-based principles into practice.

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Participatory Grantmaking

This Content Collection features research, case studies, discussion guides, and other articles and blog posts on the practice of Participatory Grantmaking (also sometimes referred to as Community Led Grantmaking).

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Multi-faceted Giving

This content collection was curated to help answer those questions and allow your philanthropic family to better accommodate diverse systems of giving.

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Generations Together: Engaging Youth

This special collection was curated by our Engaging Youth Peer Network. We thank them for their leadership and sharing. Unless otherwise noted, all resources listed are intended to be able to be used directly with kids.

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Expenditure Responsibility

This NCFP Content Collection includes FAQs, rules and sample policies for the process of expenditure responsibility to ensure your grants to "non-charities" are for charitable purposes.

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COVID-19: Response and Recovery Resources for Giving Families

This collection features resources from the field, an interactive map of local funds, upcoming COVID-19 webinars, and more.

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