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NCFP Job Board

job-interview-cartoon-400wWe 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 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 a link 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

Development Manager, National Center for Family Philanthropy  (Posted 12/12/18)

The Development Manager reports to the Senior Vice President, Advancement, and works to raise the funds that sustain NCFP. Grants management, grant writing, and working with family foundations in our Friends of the Family program are important and fulfilling parts of the job.

NCFP Friends and Funders: Featured Position Openings

NCFP’s Friends of the Family network is composed of more than 300 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

Senior Program Officer, The Libra Foundation (Posted 2/5/19)

The Libra Foundation is a family foundation committed to the belief that all people have the right to live in a healthy environment and in peaceful, just and equitable societies. The foundation is seeking a new Senior Program Officer. This is a unique opportunity to lead and nurture a portfolio of social justice funding and projects with a nationally-focused foundation. The position is based at The Libra Foundation offices in The Presidio, and reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation. The ideal candidate should be: 1) either an experienced grantmaker with knowledge and expertise in criminal justice reform or an experienced organizer ready to apply their skills and expertise to philanthropy; and 2) a superb network weaver and project manager with deep knowledge about the criminal justice system.

Philanthropic Advisor, Tao Capital Partners LLC (Posted 2/5/19)

Tao Capital Partners LLC, a San-Francisco-based family philanthropy and investment entity, is seeking a Philanthropic Advisor. The Philanthropic Advisor role is a unique opportunity to work intimately and collaboratively with members of this multi-generational family to further refine each family members’ philanthropic interests and engage in grantmaking through various donor-advised funds (DAFs). Tao Capital Partners LLC is the umbrella organization for family’s philanthropic work and complementary investments. Tao Capital Partners includes various donor-advised funds, as well as the Libra Foundation, a separate family foundation with an endowment of approximately $300 million endowment.

Senior Director, Fundraising, Philanthropic Partnerships, Pew Charitable Trusts (Posted 2/4/19)

Reporting directly to the Vice President (VP), Philanthropic Partnerships Group (PPG), the Senior Director position provides an opportunity for an individual with a successful track record of managing high-performing teams of advancement professionals to build and mentor a major and principal gifts team focused on gifts at the $100,000 - $10 million level. The Senior Director has primary responsibility for all aspects of management of the fundraising team and directs the team to achieve the goals of Pew's fundraising business plan, which seeks to raise $350 million by the end of 2022.

Program Officer, Climate & Clean Energy, Heising-Simons Foundation (Posted 1/22/19)

The Program Officer will identify and work with prospective and existing grantees, monitor grantee progress, and develop strategies and grantmaking areas for the Climate & Clean Energy program. The Program Officer will work closely with the three other members of the Climate & Clean Energy team to develop strategies and associated grantmaking plans that advance efforts to drive down emissions as fast as possible. They will also partner with staff across the Foundation to collaborate on initiatives that advance the overall goals of the Foundation. The Program Officer will report to the Director of Climate & Clean Energy.

Program Officer, David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Posted 1/22/19)

The new OE Program Officer will support the Foundation’s program teams in identifying the leaders and organizations who are at inflection points for transformational change and who welcome additional investments from the Foundation to strengthen their capacity. The goal of leaving a stronger ecosystem of organizations and leaders in the Foundation’s program areas will be your north star. This role will primarily support the Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) Program. PRH focuses on South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa internationally, Louisiana and Mississippi domestically, and on global reproductive health and rights.

Advisor, Art for Justice Fund, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (Posted 1/22/19)

The Advisor will maintain a focus on executing the grantmaking function of the Art for Justice Fund, coordinating necessary programmatic and grantmaking resources, and establishing relationships with both donors and grantees. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the initiative with specific duties that include: facilitating Governing Board activities and communications; acting as an RPA liaison with the Ford Foundation program team; serving as a key contact with Fund donors; and supporting communications activities related to the Fund.

Environmental Resource Officer, Oregon Community Foundation (Posted 1/22/19)

This role is a three-year, grant-funded position created to serve as the Foundation’s statewide resource on issues related to the environment and natural resources. The Officer will work with donors with a variety of perspectives and environmental interests to achieve their charitable goals and manage grantmaking activities in alignment with the Foundation’s environmental value statement. The Environmental Resource Officer will oversee implementation of the “The Pacific Northwest Resilient Landscapes Initiative” project.

Director of Donor Relations and Communications, Westchester Community Foundation (Posted 01/08/19)

The Director of Donor Relations and Communications is responsible for the development and execution of strategic cultivation and communications activities that contribute to the long-term growth of the Westchester Community Foundation. Since 1975 the Westchester Community Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in Westchester by addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to critical, local needs. The ideal candidate will have experience in donor stewardship, philanthropy, planned giving and nonprofits. The Director of Donor Relations and Communications will join a team of four in the Westchester office.

President and CEO, Philanthropic Foundations of Canada (Posted 12/20/18)

Philanthropic Foundations of Canada seeks a new President & CEO to lead their national membership organization and to promote the concept and importance of organized philanthropy to a variety of Canadian audiences. Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors and leading a small team of professionals, the President will promote philanthropy and use it to educate key stakeholders, including governments and other important influencers. 

Vice President of Programs, Ruth Mott Foundation (Posted 12/17/18)

The Ruth Mott Foundation, based in Flint, Michigan, is a non-profit philanthropic organization offering grants and programs that serve the north Flint community in the priority areas of youth, safety, economic opportunity and neighborhoods. The Vice President of Programs will provide executive leadership and strategic vision for the Foundation’s grantmaking, community engagement, and capacity building programs and their assessment. To partner with the President and assist in the leadership of the senior management team.

Finance and Operations Administrator, Hidden Leaf Foundation (Posted 12/7/18)

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) of the Foundation, the Finance and Operations Administrator will administer (and help develop where necessary) the internal systems to effectively manage Hidden Leaf’s assets and operations. The position has significant responsibility and will conduct administrative tasks to assure the regular functioning of the organization. This position is critical to helping Hidden Leaf grow into its role as an endowed foundation and delivering on our mission.

Executive Director, Raikes Foundation (Posted 12/7/18)

The Raikes Foundation has invested nearly $115 million in grants since its founding in 2002 and the Raikes have used their name and influence to leverage impact far beyond their dollars. The foundation seeks a new Executive Director who will lead the next phase of impact and increased investment for the Raikes Foundation. The Executive Director will be a trusted advisor to the trustees in the further articulation, refinement, and execution of their philanthropic vision and will bring organizational leadership to the foundation that advances that vision.   

Executive Director, Volgenau Foundation (Posted 11/19/18)

The new Executive Director (ED) of The Volgenau Foundation will have the opportunity to help lead a knowledgeable Board committed to serving society though grants in conservation, education, and music. The ED will be challenged to guide TVF’s impactful grant making, engage the next generation of the family, and foster the perpetuity of the foundation. The ED will grow his or her knowledge and expertise through significant professional development opportunities.

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 openings at the national level.

Change Philanthropy Job Bank

Chronicle of Philanthropy Job Search

Council on Foundations Job Search

Inside Philanthropy Nonprofit Career Center

Philanthropy News Digest Job Board

Regional Association Job Boards

NCFP is close partners with the nation's network of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, and it's parent organization the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. These regional philanthropy groups are often a great place to start when identifying openings in a particular city or region.

Arizona Grantmakers Forum

Associated Grant Makers (Massachusetts and New Hampshire)

Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

Colorado Association of Funders

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy

Council of Michigan Foundations

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Florida Philanthropic Network

Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington

Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

Iowa Council of Foundations Philanthropy Career Center

Maine Philanthropy Center

Minnesota Council on Foundations

North Carolina Network of Grantmakers

Northern California Grantmakers

NY Funders Alliance

Philanthropy Ohio

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

Philanthropy New York

Philanthropy Northwest

Philanthropy Southwest

Southeastern Council of Foundations

Southern California Grantmakers

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network