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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

Operations and Program Assistant, National Center for Family Philanthropy (Posted 10/10/18)
The National Center for Family Philanthropy is seeking an Operations and Program Assistant to join its dynamic team. The successful candidate will focus on administrative and operational support for the organization, and assist with NCFP programming initiatives.

Marketing Manager, National Center for Family Philanthropy (Posted 9/4/18)
The Marketing Manager reports to the Senior Vice President, Advancement, and works to raise the profile of NCFP. You will join the organization at an exciting time as we launch a redesigned website and implement new marketing software.

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

President, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation (Posted 10/1/18)
The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation is a private, family foundation composed of a diverse and committed Board and staff. The Foundation supports grassroots organizations and movements throughout the United States that are working to change environmental, social, economic and political conditions to bring about a more just, equitable and sustainable world. 

Program and External Relations Associate, Durfee Foundation (Posted 10/1/18)
The position of Program & External Relations Associate reports to the Executive Director and, as needed and frequently, collaborates with the Operations Associate. The ideal candidate for this entry-level position should be gracious, self-motivated, detail-oriented and technologically proficient with interest in developing a career in the philanthropic, nonprofit, public or social benefit sector.

Donor Relations Officer, California Community Foundation (Posted 10/1/18)
Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, the Donor Relations Officer is part of the Development and Donor Relations (DDR) external fundraising team responsible for developing and strengthening long-term relationships on behalf of the California Community Foundation (CCF).

Director of Donor Services, New York Community Trust (Posted 8/20/18)
The New York Community Trust (the Trust) seeks a seasoned and forward-thinking leader and collaborator to serve as the Director of Donor Services to nurture and advance current donor relationships and cultivate and solicit new donors.

Program Associate - Recruitment, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Posted 8/20/18)
The Program Associate (PA) is a member of the REALITY team based out of Schusterman's Atlanta, GA office. The PA will primarily assist in the design and management of the recruitment and selection process for journeys, cultivate partnerships with networks to identify potential candidates, oversee data collection and dashboards for recruitment analytics and onboard journey participants.

Communications Associate, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Posted 8/20/18)
The Communications Associate (CA) is a member of the global Communications team, based out of Schusterman's Atlanta, GA, office. An outstanding writer, storyteller and digital media enthusiast, the CA will help tailor messaging and content to fit distinct audiences, develop campaigns and experiment with new forms of media and technology to reach and empower young adults and their peer networks to make a positive impact.

Vice President of Programs, Nathan Cummings Foundation (Posted 8/13/18)
The Nathan Cummings Foundation, a multigenerational family foundation committed to creating a more just, vibrant, sustainable and democratic society, seeks nominations and applications for the role of Vice President of Programs.

Executive Director, J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Family Foundation (Posted 8/3/18)
As the most senior staff position within the organization, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organization to ensure its future relevance, credibility, and viability. 

Family Engagement Associate, Crown Family Philanthropies (Posted 8/3/18)
Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP) is searching for a Family Engagement Associate.  This is a newly created position that will support the strategy and execution of experiences that enable a large, distinguished, multi-generational family to design and participate in significant and compelling philanthropic work.

Program Analyst, Crown Family Philanthropies (Posted 8/3/18)
Crown Family Philanthropies seeks an exceptional professional to work as part of the foundation’s program team, developing and implementing the organization’s strategic funding priorities.  As part of this team, the Program Analyst provides programmatic and grants administration support across the foundation’s committee-directed grantmaking portfolios, with a primary focus on the Education giving areas.

Lead for Jewish and Israel Giving, Crown Family Philanthropies (Posted 8/3/18)
Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP) is searching for a Lead for Jewish and Israel Giving to oversee its philanthropy in the Jewish charitable sector in Chicago, nationally, and in Israel. The Crown Family has a deep commitment to Jewish causes and this is a significant leadership position in the field.

Program Officers – Quality of Life, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (Posted 7/20/18)
The Program Officers are responsible for supporting the development, implementation, and management of one or more grantmaking programs of the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies’ work in the Quality of Life domain. This position operates under the supervision of a Program Director and works in collaboration with the Managing Program Director, Program Officers, and Program Associates.

Membership Development Manager, Exponent Philanthropy (Posted 7/11/18)
A successful Membership Development Manager will be innovative, creative, and committed to improving overall member acquisition strategy and drive its implementation. He or she will collaborate with the full team and key stakeholders to ensure acquisition goals are met.

Grants Manager, William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation (Posted 7/6/18)
The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation is seeking a Grants Manager to coordinate and maintain all of their grantmaking administration processes, systems and data.  This key role will be the technical point of contact for grant applicants and recipients; staff and members of the O’Neill family.

Executive Director for the Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund, Marin Community Foundation (Posted 7/6/18)
Reporting directly to Peter E. Haas Jr. as well as Marin Community Foundation’s Vice President for Philanthropic Partnerships, the Executive Director serves as the lead for the Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund (The Fund). In addition to partnering with Peter E. Haas Jr. (The Donor), this role oversees the Donor’s entire Philanthropic Giving Program.

Human Resources Director, California Community Foundation (Posted 7/6/18)
CCF is hiring a Human Resources Director, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. This position is responsible for providing Human Resource strategic guidance and support to the foundation, including overseeing compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, as well as oversight of CCF’s office services and general administration and administrative tasks.

Executive Director, Potlatch Fund (Posted 6/8/18)
The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for leading all aspects of Potlatch Fund’s work. Working closely with the Board of Directors, the ED leads the organization in the establishing a clear strategy to support the organization’s mission. 

Program Assistant, Weissberg Foundation (Posted 5/24/18) 
The Weissberg Foundation is seeking a program assistant to provide administrative, programmatic, and communications support to our staff and board. The foundation staff is small; therefore, teamwork is an essential part of this position.

Administrative Assistant, David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Posted 5/24/18)
This position will spend half of the time supporting Local and half of the time supporting Legal Compliance. The role will report to the Local Program Operations Manager and a member of the legal team.

Program Officer, Youth Development & Education, Ford Family Foundation (Posted 5/10/18)
The Youth Development and Education Program Officer will join the Children, Youth and Families team to further develop and manage a portfolio aimed at improving alignment between the K-12 system, early childhood education, youth development, behavioral health, post-secondary preparation, and career technical education. 

Solutions Architect and Developer, David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Posted 5/10/18)
The Solutions Architect and Developer consults, analyzes, designs, builds, deploys, and supports complex business database systems and solutions that work toward meeting the needs of the Foundation. 

Counsel, David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Posted 5/10/18)
The Counsel position supports the work of the Office of the General Counsel and assists in grantmaking, governance issues, and limited tax work. You will be responsible for providing legal representation to the Foundation and for supporting staff by providing counsel on a variety of topics.

Program Associate, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Posted 4/26/18)
The Program Associate assists the Senior Program Officer and other team members across the Foundation to support the development, execution and evaluation of strategies and initiatives that cultivate, connect and support networks of diverse adults after the Israel experience. The Program Associate manages key implementation functions relating to the project management of such initiatives.

Program Officer, Sunlight Giving (Posted 4/17/18)
The Program Officer provides day-to-day management of relationships with applicants and grantees throughout the grant process. The Program Officer performs due diligence on applicant organizations and participates in grantmaking planning, strategy and evaluation. This position is full-time exempt and reports to the Vice President of Program and the Managing Director of Sunlight Giving.

Special Assistant, President's Office, Nathan Cummings Foundation (Posted 4/17/18)
The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) is recruiting n Special Assistant (SA) to join the President’s office team. The SA will report to the President and also to the Chief of Staff/Board Liaison (COS/BL), and will play a critical support role in creating a highly functioning team and organization. 

Program Associate, David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Posted 4/13/18)
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation is seeking an experienced Program Associate who is organized, enthusiastic, and interested in their work to join the Children, Families, and Communities (CFC) Program team.

Executive Assistant/Communications Coordinator, Ball Brothers Foundation (Posted 3/22/2018)
The primary responsibilities for the candidate include managing the schedules of BBF’s President/COO and Program Officers, preparing materials and ensuring effective meeting arrangements, and managing the daily operations of the office. Working in close collaboration with the BBF team, s/he will also coordinate internal and external communications materials and the Foundation’s on-line presence.

Foundation Services Associate, Greater Houston Community Foundation (Posted 3/1/2018)
The Greater Houston Community Foundation is seeking an energetic, customer service minded candidate to assist in providing high touch, customized, business operations functions to our Foundation Services clients. This role is a combination of exceptional back-office provision, special-project fund administration, and high-level project support.

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