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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

Administrative Coordinator, Executive Office, National Center for Family Philanthropy (Posted 5/25/18) 
The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to serve in the Executive Office.  This role provides the opportunity to influence the largest and most diverse sector of philanthropic giving and to support philanthropic families and those who work with them. The Administrative Coordinator should work collegially with NCFP staff to advance the goals of the President and the organization as a whole. 

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

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