Policy Central: Sample Position Announcements and Job Descriptions

From answering the phones to balancing the books to ensuring that the strategic vision of the donor family is carried out, staff are the lifeblood of many organized philanthropies. Here you will find a wide array of position descriptions for many of the most common – as well as a number of not-so-common – staff positions in family philanthropy.

For additional current job announcements, see NCFP’s Family Philanthropy Job Board.

Administrative Assistant



Associate Director

Chief Equity Officer

Chief Executive Officer (see also Executive Director and President)

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Growth Officer

Chief Officer of Impact & Learning

Communications Officer

Director Positions

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Positions

Executive Assistant

Executive Director (see also Chief Executive Officer and President)

Executive Vice President

Finance and Controller Positions

Foundation Fellow

Grants Manager

Impact Advisor

Interns and Internships

Investing and Impact Investing

Network Manager

Online Community Manager

President (see also Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director)

Program Assistant

Program Associate

Program Director

Program Officer

Program and Operations Manager

Senior Evaluation Officer

Senior Program Officer

Senior Vice President




Vice President for Programs

Vice President of Grants and Operations