Career Opportunities

  • Development Associate, Major + Planned Gifts

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

    Job Summary

    RISD’s Division of Institutional Advancement (IA) seeks a Development Associate to provide proactive operational and administrative support to the Major & Planned Gifts team. Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Major + Planned Gifts, the Development Associate, Major + Planned Gifts is responsible for providing proactive administrative support to the Senior Executive Director, including, but not limited to the coordination, preparation, and completion of travel logistics and follow-up for internal and external meetings. The Development Associate, Major + Planned gifts must provide excellent customer service to IA, campus colleagues and alumni, families, and friends in response to phone, email inquiries, and requests for information. This position ensures that all actions foster and promote a culture of inclusivity and respect. The Development Associate, Major + Planned gifts, will also provide operational and administrative support to the Major and Planned Giving team, and assist in coordinating and implementing a variety of team logistics, activities, and projects.

    We seek a culturally competent candidate who will thrive in a campus environment that is committed to advancing the principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice, and equal access to resources and opportunities.

    RISD offers competitive wages and benefits, which includes but is not limited to:

    Four (4) weeks of paid vacation
    Personal and sick time, 14 paid holidays
    Robust medical, dental, and vision benefits
    Professional development opportunities
    Essential Functions

    1. Provide proactive administrative support to the Senior Executive Director of Major + Planned Gifts and the team including:

    • serving as an initial point of contact for telephone calls and visitors.
    • maintaining and updating the Senior Executive Director’s calendar, including but not limited to proofreading, preparation of meeting agendas and communications, and conference travel itineraries and travel arrangements. Ensure that all materials and documents related to meetings and any resulting assignments or information are recorded and distributed as appropriate.
    • serving as team project facilitator for intra- and inter-departmental projects and initiatives as needed.
    • processing invoices and expenses for the Senior Executive Director and team; working with the Manager of Operations, preparing Work Day budget reports and budget projections for the Senior Executive Director.
    • entering/updating data in the database (Raiser’s Edge) as needed.
    • working collaboratively and proactively with other administrative support staff to coordinate meetings and other events.  Schedule routine meetings including, but not limited to staff meetings, Executive Directors’ meetings, and Prospect Review meetings.

    2. Manage the Major + Planned Giving team calendar and present upcoming activities and deliverables for the Major + Planned Giving unit at team meetings. Act as scribe for team meetings and retreats.

    3. Address inquiries to the Major + Planned Giving team via email and phone, answering questions and disseminating to other staff when appropriate and other general inquiries.

    4. Support and staff on-campus events, including RISD and reunion weekends, Commencement, and Founders Day.

    Additional Functions:

    • Complete temporary special assignments and projects at the direction of the Executive Director, which may include work in support of any of the individual units within IA.
    • Examples may include: Coordinating and scheduling candidate interviews and supporting Executive Director with new hire onboarding; Coordinating and scheduling firm interviews during the RFP process.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience

    • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of divisional and institutional colleagues, within an environment that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Must have experience with the Microsoft Office suite–Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
    • Strong time management skills. Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and under deadlines.
    • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Demonstrated database entry and reporting experience).
    • Ability to write professionally and strong interpersonal skills.
      Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and engaging nature.
    • Ability to comfortably and effectively speak in public and make presentations in meetings.
    • Ability to interact and correspond professionally with senior staff and distinguished alumni + families.
    • Ability to monitor and track budgets and expenses.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum one year of experience in an office setting required.

    PREFERRED:

    Experience in the higher education or nonprofit sector
    Raiser’s Edge data entry and reporting experience

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  • Director of Strategy and Learning

    The Klarman Family Foundation, Boston, MA

    The Director of Strategy and Learning is a new role at the Foundation that will work closely with the President and will collaborate with the program team to stimulate and deliver programmatic strategies, processes, and learning across the organization’s diverse set of interests. The Foundation is in an exciting period of growth and the new Director will partner and strategize with their talented team of program colleagues, helping to sharpen approaches to achieving impact over time, highlighting strengths within each issue area, assessing what is/is not working, and ensuring lessons learned are shared internally and externally as appropriate.

     

    With a commitment to continuous learning, understanding community priorities and assessing impact, the Foundation’s funding priorities and strategies evolve over time. The Foundation is also committed to applying an equity lens throughout its work. The new Director will ensure the Foundation has an understanding of new and best practices and innovations across the relevant content areas as well as more broadly across the philanthropic sector.

     

    As a key member of the Managers Team, the new Director will help create connective tissue across the organization, undertaking opportunities to embed knowledge and lessons into the Foundation’s priorities, and will actively contribute to promoting a positive workplace culture of collaboration, innovation, and respect.

     

    Working closely with the President, Program Team Director, and Director of Grantmaking, the new Director will serve as an in-house consultant on individual program strategies to ensure alignment of impact and outcomes and to identify and leverage intersections across program areas. They will advise team leads throughout the life cycle of program strategy development on the creation, refinement, and assessment of strategic tools, including theories of change, logic models, and other frameworks and deliverables. The new Director will help compile and translate learnings across the Foundation including in support of Trustee meetings and engagement. Reporting to the President, the Director of Strategy & Learning will also supervise and support the development of a newly created Strategy and Learning Analyst and manage relationships with external consultants as appropriate. The Director will be a member of the Managers Team and has a tremendous opportunity to build the Foundation’s capacity to achieve greater impact.

     

    THE SKILLS YOU’LL NEED

     

    The Klarman Family Foundation recognizes that a person’s skills and competencies can be gleaned in myriad ways, including via life experience. If you do not meet all of the qualifications listed, you are still encouraged to apply for this position.

     

    The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking, practical, and collaborative leader who brings a deep and demonstrated commitment to the principles and values of the Foundation. They will be a proven facilitator of internal learning with highly effective interpersonal and relational skills, including a demonstrated ability to support program teams in developing, implementing, and assessing long-term strategic goals.

     

    Additionally, ideal candidates will bring:

    • Natural inclination and intentionality for learning; A curious disposition motivated by the internal drive and passion to uncover and shed light on a variety of complex social issues.
    • High emotional intelligence, steeped with interpersonal awareness and excellent listening skills.
    • Internal consultant posture with the ability to provide nuanced, tailored support to team members on issues that may be challenges or points of opportunity.
    • Knowledge of the field of philanthropy and strategic program and initiative development, with particular interest in candidates who bring experience and/or appreciation of family foundation contexts. Understanding of different approaches deployed by the foundation, including grantmaking, complex partnership development, and special initiatives is highly desired.
    • Flexibility and agility working across content areas with an appreciation for the intersections between issues; Ability to synthesize complex, cross-disciplinary material and focus quickly on the essence of an issue while maintaining clarity around the big picture; Experience using a combination of objective and subjective data to create relevant, practical and dynamic learning opportunities for internal stakeholders.
    • Exceptional communication skills, across different audiences (internal/external) and approaches. Ability to clearly articulate concepts, findings/data interpretations, as well as the implications of these analyses for the Foundation’s work. Communication style reflects approachability, authenticity, and transparency.
    • Effective time and project management skills with demonstrated ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload in a fast-paced environment.
    • Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of relevant professional experience within a nonprofit, philanthropic, strategy consulting or other mission-driven organization. Strong preference for senior leaders with 10+ years of professional experience.

     

    The salary range for this exempt position is expected to be $150,000 – $200,000 depending on prior experiences and skills. Comprehensive benefits for this position include paid leave, health and dental insurance with a flexible spending account and dependent benefits, a transit account, and a 403(b) retirement plan. The Foundation is committed to professional growth and development for all employees, and to the continued learning and practice required as an organization to build and foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

     

    All Foundation employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as well as boosted, and the Foundation will require any new employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted by their date of hire as well, absent a medical or religious accommodation as approved by the Foundation.

     

    This position is based in The Klarman Family Foundation’s Boston office and is eligible for a hybrid of in-office and working from home.

     

    TO APPLY

     

    More information about The Klarman Family Foundation may be found at: www.klarmanfoundation.org

     

    This search is being led by Cara Pearsall, Britni Russell-Bianchi, and Robert Diggs of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

    The Klarman Foundation commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our mission is best advanced by contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects the diverse communities that we serve is a priority, and we encourage applicants of all ages, cultures, races, colors, religions, national or regional origins, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or other status protected by law.

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  • Senior Director of Development

    Chill Foundation, Remote
  • Director, Alumni + Family Programs

    Rhode Island School of Design, Anywhere

    Job Summary

    Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is seeking a Director of Alumni + Family Programs to join its Institutional Advancement Department (IA). IA cultivates relationships from a variety of sources to support the priorities of the college. Institutional Advancement understands that art and design drive human progress and produces innovations that shape our world. It is deeply committed to building an inclusive community enlivened by a determination to address the most important challenges of our time, and this includes RISD alumni and families. The RISD Alumni + Family Relations Office (A + FR) values the people, projects, and passions that make our creative community so extraordinary.

    With a commitment to centering diversity and inclusion in executing key responsibilities and the ability to build and foster an environment of respect, the Director of Alumni + Family Programs is responsible for the oversight of domestic and global clubs, affinity groups, and family engagement staff and for the successful implementation of programs that support the A+FR strategic plan set by the Executive Director. As an experienced manager of both staff and volunteer leaders, the person in this position anticipates and responds to growing needs of the global community including opportunities to connect domestic and global communities.

    The ideal candidate for this position has a minimum of 3 years of managing three or more full-time employees and is expected to travel internationally at least twice a year.

     

    Essential Functions

    • Hire, professionally develop, lead and supervise the Alumni + Family Relations team responsible for the domestic and global clubs, affinity groups and family programs and their corresponding budgets.Oversee team members and manage their day-to-day supervision.
    • Oversee the team deliverables, communications approvals, and program outcomes that support the A+FR strategic plan and goals.
    • Ensure that program delivery and outcomes are consistent with RISD’s and Institutional Advancement’s diversity, equity, and inclusion plan.
    • Oversee the management and development of global Alumni Clubs and Family engagement.Responsible for the management, growth, and development of global clubs and global family programs.
    • Implement a comprehensive annual data-driven strategic plan for global alumni and family programs.
    • Support the evaluation of alumni and family programs, through program engagement, and adjusting approaches on data-based decision making.
    • Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of all volunteer training, including but not limited to the Volunteer Leadership Summit, online training and volunteer onboarding materials.
    • As back-up for the Executive Director, act as liaison to Alumni and Family Association council committees as necessary; and oversees the coordination between the AALC and FALC committees.

    Knowledge/Skills/Experience

    • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of divisional and institutional colleagues at all levels, with distinguished alumni and other external constituents, within an environment that values diversity.
    • Ability to incorporate diversity and inclusion into personnel work, staff training, and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Must have knowledge of, or experience with digital, and diverse mediums of communication.
    • Strong time management skills. Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and under deadlines.
    • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Demonstrated database entry and reporting experience (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and strong computer skills in programs such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
    • Ability to write persuasively and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong work ethic and engaging nature.
    • Ability to comfortably and effectively speak in public and make presentations in meetings.
    • Ability to monitor and track budgets and expenses.
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • A minimum of seven years of related experience, including demonstrated progressive leadership roles required.

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  • Grants Analyst

    The Klarman Family Foundation, Boston, MA

    The Grants Analyst is a new role at the Foundation and a member of the grants management team, which focuses on maximizing the impact and effectiveness of grantmaking at the Foundation. Working on every program and on every grant, the grants management team is a critical partner in the management and implementation of the “how” of program strategies. The team designs systems to interact with grantees, manage the grant lifecycle, aggregate information, analyze data, and share learning and best practices. Highly regarded across the Foundation for their expertise and collaboration, the grants management team prioritizes and values creativity, flexibility, curiosity, use of best practices, and mutual support.

     

    Grants Management staff work as respected resources, thought partners, and catalysts for innovation, and partner with program teams and collaborate closely across operational and administrative functions to facilitate the grantmaking process and achieve foundation goals. They also engage across all levels of the foundation by leading cross-organization projects, committees, and initiatives. From developing and refining tools and processes, to implementing systems and advancing best practices, grants management staff play a pivotal role in all grantmaking activities and have a valued voice in all aspects of the foundation’s work.

     

    The Foundation is in an exciting period of growth; in addition to the Grants Analyst, the Foundation is hiring for a Senior Grants Officer, and is adding a new Analyst and Director for Strategy and Learning, as well as a Program Manager to support Local Initiatives and Partnerships.

     

    The ideal candidate will be an effective project manager with the ability to provide proactive data management support across the Foundation, a curious, self-directed analyst and problem solver, and a strategic thinker with strong attention to detail with a process and systems mindset.

     

    YOUR POTENTIAL IMPACT

    Reporting to the Director, Grantmaking Operations & Information Technology, the Grants Analyst will work closely with the Senior Grants Officer to support day-to-day grants management, ensure grantmaking data integrity, and keep the pulse of internal data needs to provide timely analysis for key stakeholders across the Foundation. Primary duties and workstreams of the Grants Analyst are expected to include:

    ·        Set, uphold, and promote best practices and standards around data collection, management, and reporting, including with an equity lens.

    ·        Perform pre- and post-approval grant processing, including intake of grantee submissions, assigning and monitoring various workflows, coordinating with finance on grant payments, and ensuring record completeness.

    ·        Provide process and data entry guidance and follow up to staff and grantees along the grantmaking lifecycle, including maintaining grantmaking projections with program staff.

    ·        Support configuration, testing, reporting, and training for the GivingData grantmaking system.

    ·        Manage the Foundation’s employee matching gift program.

    ·        Produce routine and ad-hoc grantmaking reporting and analysis for both internal and external stakeholders, including in preparation for manager, program, and Trustee meetings and grant approval points.

    ·        Contribute to the learning and assessment of the Foundation’s priorities and grantmaking by collaborating on research and analytical projects with other Foundation staff.

    ·        Identify opportunities and strengthen the Foundation’s capacity to use data for improved planning, learning, communication, and decision-making.

    ·        Develop insightful products/tools (e.g., visualizations, dashboards, memos, and presentations) to communicate research findings and analysis to Foundation staff and Trustees.

    ·        Assist with internal project support, as needed.

     

    THE SKILLS YOU’LL NEED

    The Klarman Family Foundation recognizes that a person’s skills and competencies can be gleaned in myriad ways, including via life experience. If you do not meet all the qualifications listed, you are still encouraged to apply for this position.

     

    Ideal candidates will have at least 5 years of relevant professional experience, strong database, research, and data synthesis skills, and be able to balance strong attention to detail with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people.

     

    Core competencies include:

    ·        Ability to communicate effectively, collaboratively, and diplomatically across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

    ·        A proactive nature, with excellent attention to detail and follow-through.

    ·        Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and presentation.

    ·        Project management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills with experience meeting deadlines.

    ·        Flexibility and agility working across content areas with an appreciation for the intersections among issues.

    ·        Good judgement, resourcefulness, and ability to problem-solve, troubleshoot, and follow projects to completion.

    ·        A collaborative orientation coupled with the ability to manage up and across an organization.

    ·        Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and relational databases; experience with grantmaking systems a plus).

    ·        Experience with business intelligence tools (e.g., Tableau/Power BI) a plus.

    ·        A strong sense of teamwork, humor, and integrity.

    ·        Exposure to the nonprofit sector and grants management a plus.

     

    The salary range for this exempt position is $85,000 – $110,000 depending on prior experiences and skills. Comprehensive benefits for this position include paid leave, health and dental insurance with a flexible spending account and dependent benefits, a transit account, and a 403(b)-retirement plan. The Foundation is committed to professional growth and development for all employees, and to the continued learning and practice required as an organization to build and foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

     

    All Foundation employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as well as boosted, and the Foundation will require any new employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted by their date of hire as well, absent a medical or religious accommodation as approved by the Foundation.

    This position is based in The Klarman Family Foundation’s Boston office and is eligible for a hybrid of in-office and working from home.

     

    TO APPLY

    More information about The Klarman Family Foundation may be found at: www.klarmanfoundation.org

     

    This search is being led by Britni Russell-Bianchi and Robert Diggs of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

     

    The Klarman Foundation commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our mission is best advanced by contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects the diverse communities that we serve is a priority, and we encourage applicants of all ages, cultures, races, colors, religions, national or regional origins, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or other status protected by law.

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  • Manager of Development

    OneGoal, Massachusetts

    Position: Manager of Development, Massachusetts
    Start date: September 2022 or earlier; flexible
    Location: Massachusetts
    Salary Range: $56,000-$60,000 is the hiring salary range (i.e. the range a candidate would be offered to start).

    About OneGoal
    Despite decades of work and millions of dollars invested, the degree divide continues to be one of our nation’s most complex and critical injustices, with deep roots in systems of oppression and racism. Only 22% of students from low-income communities earn a college degree, compared to 67% of their peers from high-income areas. COVID-19 further exposed and exacerbated inequity, with communities of color and those in low-income areas impacted at disproportionately high rates. We are looking for individuals to join us in our fight for equity during this extremely critical time.

    OneGoal has grown from a small afterschool program serving just 32 students in Chicago to a nationwide movement that is serving some 14,000 students across the country.
    Our model, honed over 15 years, has three core differentiators: a rigorous, culturally relevant content and experience, cohorts of students who can support each other over the course of three years, and a teacher who supports our most vulnerable students’ long-term ambitions.
    84% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 75% of those who enroll persist one year after high school.

    About OneGoal Massachusetts
    Massachusetts leads the nation in most educational outcomes, yet it is also home to some of the starkest racial and economic disparities in public education. We believe that OneGoal is and will continue to be an integral part of the solution. In just five years, our Massachusetts region has grown to serve more than 1,000 Fellows across 15 high schools in 11 districts and 14 postsecondary partners – and demand for our program is growing. For more information about the Massachusetts Region, click here.

    The Role
    The Manager of Development oversees cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio composed primarily of foundation and corporate funders. They steward volunteers and other supporters from these institutions, deploying virtual and in-person volunteer and program engagement opportunities. They manage OneGoal Massachusetts’ development operations, including gift and database management, and they lend strategy and execution of OneGoal Massachusetts’ full fundraising efforts.

    This role reports to the Senior Director of Development, and works closely with the Executive Director. The Manager of Development will also work in partnership with a contract grant writer.

    The Manager of Development is responsible for the following key strands of work to support the Massachusetts Development team’s ability to meet our ambitious goals. The core responsibilities include:

    Gift and database management
    -Record charitable donations properly and in a timely manner
    -Produce tax-appropriate acknowledgment letters
    -Produce welcome letters for new donors
    -Support additional new and returning donor outreach
    -Creating weekly internal progress-to-goal reports

    Portfolio management, organizational donors
    -Support the Executive Director and Senior Director of Development in direct stewardship and cultivation of institutional (corporate and foundation) donors
    -Maintain strong relationships with institutional donors

    Virtual and in-person engagement opportunities
    -Support the collection and maintenance of career-focused videos from volunteers
    -Plan and executing classroom site visits for donors
    -Support annual Personal Statement Conferences — events in which volunteers assist students with college essays
    -Support additional donor engagement events

    Grants program management
    -Oversee the grants program, including managing the work of a part-time grant writer, and ensuring that all grants and reports are accurate, influential, and submitted on time
    -Work with the part-time grant writer to identify, prospect, and research new potential institutional funders
    -Work closely with program, partnerships, and other team members to ensure the sharing of accurate program data and stories
    -Work closely with the finance team to ensure the accurate reporting of grant finances

    Additional special projects as assigned
    -Prepare logistics for, attending, and recording notes for quarterly board meetings
    -Support the Massachusetts program and partnerships team during all-staff events
    -Other duties as assigned

    Though the Manager of Development is likely to see themselves in the following examples, these are not requirements. These examples are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion and purpose.

    You believe deeply in our Fellows and their ability to graduate from college.
    You believe that our Fellows face real systemic barriers to college graduation, and that empowering their families, their teachers and themselves to own their unique path will help them to overcome those barriers.

    You are organized and have a keen attention to detail. You’re proactive in establishing personal systems and processes to ensure your ability to keep track of high volumes of information, to easily access it and to use that information to make data-informed decisions. You are a strong planner and are constantly assessing your priorities to manage self/up/out on diverse projects, against competing deadlines and around unanticipated requests. This allows you to be responsive to the needs of others and solve problems as they arise.

    You are a compelling communicator, and this talent is rooted in your beliefs. You understand others’ perspectives and motivations and adjust your messages, approach, and design based on your audience. Your written and verbal communication shines for all audiences. You adapt messages to different audiences in order to inspire stakeholders.
    You share information in a way that is clear and direct; and allows space for the audience to engage. You serve as an ambassador for OneGoal Massachusetts.

    You value working collaboratively and innovatively. You constantly strive to learn from and share learnings with your teammates, no matter your current knowledge or experience. You know when and how to engage other key stakeholders that have the insight and positional authority to help you and others overcome obstacles and seize viable beneficial opportunities in a timely way. You do not operate as a blind executor of pre-existing practices; instead, you thoughtfully evaluate the OneGoal program and identify ways to elevate our program’s effectiveness.

    Qualifications:
    -Lived experience of the Fellows we serve (Preferred)
    -At least one year of relevant experience, either in non-profit fundraising or in equivalent positions with transferable skills
    -Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    -Detail orientation and a team-focused philosophy to work
    -Some travel throughout Massachusetts for meetings with donors and other stakeholders will be required

    This position requires that the employee be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on or before the start date. Consistent with applicable laws, OneGoal will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability (as defined by applicable law) or sincerely-held religious beliefs, provided that such accommodation would not result in an undue hardship on OneGoal.

    Our Team
    Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 150 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. The OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?”

    The Tangible Good
    We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package* which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement matching, paid parental leave, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, including 20 paid vacation days, holidays and 9 wellness days (flexible sick time).
    *OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at any time according to business need.

    You believe in people and the promise of humanity and are committed to equity and inclusion
    You believe in an inclusive and culturally competent society and the essence of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that in order to create the change we seek, each person we hire brings a remarkable and diverse set of experiences, skills and characteristics that individually and collectively, will contribute to the radical change needed to move us towards a more equitable and just nation.

    How to apply: Please visit https://www.onegoalgraduation.org/position/mod-ma-0287/

    OneGoal is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of actual or perceived sex, race, color, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability (mental or physical), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, parenthood, genetic characteristic or information, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.

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  • Senior Grants Officer

    The Klarman Family Foundation, Boston, MA

    The Senior Grants Officer is a key member of the grants management team, which focuses on maximizing the impact and effectiveness of grantmaking at the Foundation. Working on every program and on every grant, the grants management team is a critical partner in the management and implementation of the “how” of program strategies. The team designs systems to interact with grantees, manage the grant lifecycle, aggregate information, analyze data, and share learning and best practices. Highly regarded across the Foundation for their expertise and collaboration, the grants management team prioritizes and values creativity, flexibility, curiosity, use of best practices, and mutual support.

     

    Grants Management staff work as respected resources, thought partners, and catalysts for innovation, and partner with program teams and collaborate closely across operational and administrative functions to facilitate the grantmaking process and achieve foundation goals. They also engage across all levels of the foundation by leading cross-organization projects, committees, and initiatives. From developing and refining tools and processes, to implementing systems and advancing best practices, grants management staff play a pivotal role in all grantmaking activities and have a valued voice in all aspects of the foundation’s work.

     

    The Foundation is in an exciting period of growth; and is expanding its grants management team to include a new Grants Analyst. In addition, the Foundation is also adding a new Analyst, Director for Strategy and Learning, and a Program Manager to support Local Initiatives and Partnerships.

     

    The ideal candidate will be a seasoned grants manager, effective project manager, consultant, strategic thinker, and problem solver with strong attention to detail and a process and systems mindset. As an internal consultant to various colleagues and teams within the Foundation, the Senior Grants Officer will have the presence and confidence to facilitate conversations and advocate points of view, while also welcoming differing perspectives and the values that those bring.

     

    YOUR POTENTIAL IMPACT

    Reporting to the Director, Grantmaking Operations and Information Technology and working closely with the Grants Analyst, the Senior Grants Officer will be the key point of contact for Foundation grantees and internal grantmaking colleagues. Primary duties and workstreams of the Senior Grants Officer are expected to include:

    • Oversee the grant lifecycle, keeping pulse on approval points and other key grantmaking milestones throughout the year in service of a projected $100M in annual grantmaking.
    • Lead end-to-end process improvement efforts, including ensuring an equity lens for grants management processes and practices.
    • Ensure and oversee timely preparation of grantmaking materials in advance of Trustee approval points.
    • Oversee the Foundation’s use of GivingData, including configuring features and piloting enhancements to proactively address Foundation needs.
    • Act as a strategic partner and expert to program staff and grantees; develop and deliver training and resources on grantmaking practices, policies, processes, and systems.
    • Perform financial and programmatic due diligence on subsets of the Foundation’s grantmaking.
    • Oversee pre- and post-approval processing for all grantmaking in collaboration with the Grants Analyst.
    • Problem-solve complex grant scenarios; consult/liaise with finance and/or legal counsel where necessary, including for grants made in partnership with other funders via expenditure responsibility, and internationally via equivalency determination (via NGOSource).
    • Ensure grant compliance on legal, financial, tax, and other due diligence requirements.

     

    THE SKILLS YOU’LL NEED

    The Klarman Family Foundation recognizes that a person’s skills and competencies can be gleaned in myriad ways, including via life experience. If you do not meet all the qualifications listed, you are still encouraged to apply for this position.

     

    Ideal candidates will have at least 7 years of relevant professional experience, including at least 4 years in a grants management role. They will be a self-starter with deep knowledge of grants management best practices and be able to balance strong attention to detail with an engaging, consultative, relationship-focused approach to working with people.

     

    Core competencies include:

    • Ability to communicate effectively, collaboratively, and diplomatically; facilitate meetings and provide training across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
    • A proactive nature, with excellent attention to detail and follow-through.
    • Project management, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills, with experience meeting deadlines.
    • Flexibility and agility working across content areas with an appreciation for the intersections among issues.
    • Knowledge of philanthropic best practices and due diligence processes.
    • Good judgement, resourcefulness, and ability to problem-solve, troubleshoot, and follow projects to completion.
    • A collaborative orientation coupled with the ability to manage up and across an organization.
    • Experience in financial/budget analysis.
    • Thorough understating of current IRS regulations related to private foundation grantmaking, including equivalency determination, expenditure responsibility, PRIs, etc. preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with grantmaking systems (Blackbaud Grantmaking or GivingData a plus).
    • A strong sense of teamwork, humor, and integrity.

     

    The salary range for this exempt position is $115,000 – $145,000 depending on prior experiences and skills. Comprehensive benefits for this position include paid leave, health and dental insurance with a flexible spending account and dependent benefits, a transit account, and a 403(b) retirement plan. The Foundation is committed to professional growth and development for all employees, and to the continued learning and practice required as an organization to build and foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

     

    All Foundation employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as well as boosted, and the Foundation will require any new employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted by their date of hire as well, absent a medical or religious accommodation as approved by the Foundation.

     

    This position is based in The Klarman Family Foundation’s Boston office and is eligible for a hybrid of in-office and working from home.

     

    TO APPLY

    More information about The Klarman Family Foundation may be found at: www.klarmanfoundation.org

     

    This search is being led by Britni Russell-Bianchi and Robert Diggs of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

     

    The Klarman Family Foundation commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our mission is best advanced by contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects the diverse communities that we serve is a priority, and we encourage applicants of all ages, cultures, races, colors, religions, national or regional origins, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or other status protected by law.

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  • Senior Manager, Foundations and Government Support

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

    ISGM Core Values:
    Isabella Stewart Gardner believed that art had the power to change lives and she built a beautiful, personal, and immersive Museum setting to do so. Today the Gardner is a living embodiment of her bold vision; a dynamic place where ideas and creativity in all its forms inspire visitors. Through exhibitions, music, programs, and performances we strive to tell new stories and challenge assumptions through diverse voices and community members.

    Our Core Values are:
    Creativity is our Legacy
    Community is our Purpose
    The Collection is our Catalyst
    Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion are our Commitments

    Position Summary:
    The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is in the third year of a five-year strategic plan that reflects Isabella’s radical experiment and a commitment to broadening audiences. The plan lays out a bold, contemporary vision for the future. Building on audience growth and dynamic program innovation in recent years, we are exploring ways to realize most fully the Gardner’s vast potential as a vibrant cultural resource and a catalyst for daring, meaningful, artistic experiences.

    The Senior Manager, Foundations and Government Support is instrumental to achieving the multi-million-dollar comprehensive Renewing the Promise Campaign to implement the strategic plan and launch the Museum’s exciting next chapter.

    Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Senior Manager, Foundations and Government Support will help to set the overall strategy and drive the activity to meet targets for foundation and government giving and involvement; this position will have primary responsibility for the development of foundation and government grants as well as administration of ongoing grants. The Senior Manager, Foundations and Government Support is part of a 16 member development team and has one officer level position to manage. The ideal candidate will be an excellent grant writer, relationship builder, strategic and curious thinker, and prospector.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Develop a strategy and action plan for meeting the ambitious foundation and government fundraising goals of the Gardner’s Renewing the Promise Campaign, including stewarding existing relationships and building new ones, and focusing on pipeline of prospects and donors
    • Build relationships with foundation and government funders and prospective funders in an effort to learn more about their goals and how they align with the Gardner’s mission as well as to identify and capitalize on trends in the institutional giving field
    • Collaborate with Museum staff, including the Museum’s director, department heads, curators, education, and Finance staff on pre-proposal strategy and budget development and coordinate pre and post award updates to ensure timely submission of narrative and financial reports
    • Steward all foundation and government donors
    • Write targeted proposals for restricted and unrestricted gifts for operations, as well as endowment, capital and conservation projects.
    • Maintain and build pipeline and tracking system of proposal and reporting deadlines, record-keeping, proposal filing system and donor files
    • Expand prospect engagement and donor acquisition, aligning outcomes with funding and ISGM’s diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI) commitments through effective prospect diversification, strong relationship building, and best-practice program administration.

     

    Requirements:

    • At least five years of grant writing experience
    • Demonstrated relationship builder
    • Entrepreneurial, strategic and skilled communicator
    • Superior written and verbal communication skills
    • Team player with strong interpersonal skills who can work effectively with artistic and business partners
    • Experience developing budgets and endowment reports
    • Ability to work effectively both individually and as a team member and to manage a team member
    • Ability to articulate key components of the museum’s collections, programmatic initiatives, and fundraising objectives

    Core Competencies:

    • Oral & Written Communication
    • Analytical and Forward Thinking
    • Building Collaborative Relationships
    • Results Orientation
    • Achievement

    COVID-19 Protocols: All employees of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination status. If an employee is not vaccinated, they will need to go through an interactive process of requesting for religious or medical accommodation and to submit weekly testing results, in addition to following other federal, state and CDC recommendations.

    Equal Opportunity Employer: Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion is one of the core values we hold close to our business practices. ISGM is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, gender, gender identity, genetics, military/veteran status, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable laws.

    Request An Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities who are unable to fully access ISGM’s online application system may contact us at hr@isgm.org for assistance with a reasonable accommodation.

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  • Development Operations Associate

    United South End Settlements, Boston

    The mission of United South End Settlements (USES) is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families. USES believes families have the best chance of reaching their potential when they have long-term, holistic support. Our goal is to empower families in the South End and the surrounding areas to stabilize, achieve economic mobility, and become more resilient through access to resources and connections to a diverse social network. We have integrated our programs and implemented new initiatives to support the whole family, providing children and youth with early childhood education, club48 after school programs, and Camp Hale, a summer camp on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. We also support parents and caregivers to identify and pursue goals important to their family through one-on-one coaching and provide job training, placement, and career development. We value diversity in every setting and are committed to building diverse social networks of individuals with various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives who share our vision for disrupting the cycle of poverty. To learn more, please visit our website at www.uses.org.

    USES Core Values

    Community: We believe in engaging the entire community as a catalyst in our model of service that helps children and their families build strong, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships.

    Diversity: We believe that we achieve the greatest positive impact on children and their families when we include people from various backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives in disrupting the cycle of poverty.

    Opportunity: We believe that all people have potential and deserve access to top quality educational and economic opportunities.

    USES Organizational Norms and Behaviors

    Collaboration: Finding ways to Work Together with each other and across our departments and positions

    Positivity: Having a “Can Do” Attitude even when things are tough or stressful

    Transparency: Having Open Communication by sharing successes, challenges and ideas with each other

    Excellence: Doing the Best We Can all the time with everything we do

    Development Operations Associate

    What You’ll Do:

    As the Development Operations Associate, you will support the Development team in delivering a high-quality philanthropic experience to our donors. Reporting to the Director of Development, you will process and acknowledge incoming gifts to the organization, provide logistical and administrative support to the Chief Development Officer and Director of Development, act as the liaison between our Development and Finance teams, and conduct research to support cultivation and fundraising activities. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented and collaborative with strong communication skills, and an interest in our mission and in supporting a dynamic Development team.

    What You’ll Love

    Processing incoming gifts to the organization and generating acknowledgment letters to thank our donors.

    Using Salesforce, our Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) database, to manage data and reporting related to donors, prospects, and incoming gifts.

    Serving as a liaison to the business office to ensure alignment between Development and finance data and reporting.

    Coordinating gifts cultivation and stewardship logistics for Chief Development Officer and Co-CEOs as needed to ensure that those involved in the meeting are prepared, including: scheduling meetings, briefing staff on the donor/prospect, logging meeting notes in Salesforce, and tracking next steps.

    Maintaining supply of up-to-date donor and prospect folder materials (physical and electronic)

    Conducting prospect research to support USES’s major gifts fundraising and developing donor/prospect profiles and meeting briefs.

    Managing day-to-day administrative tasks for the Chief Development Officer and Director of Development.

    Provide operational support for large fundraising and stewardship mailings, including our annual appeal letters and annual report.

    Monitor and maintain stock of fundraising materials and supplies, ordering new supplies from vendors as needed.

    Conducting personal outreach by email and phone to donors and other key contacts, including personal thank-you calls to donors.

    Attending USES fundraising events and program events such as graduations, health fairs, and arts and culture events (some nights and weekends will be required);

    Act as a brand ambassador, attending community events (in-person or virtual) as a representative of USES.

    Other responsibilities as assigned, including cross-training with other members of the Development team.

    What We’re Looking For:

    USES is seeking a development professional who has the experiences, ambition, and mission alignment needed to support our Development team, including the following:

    Commitment to USES’s mission

    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

    Excellent written and communication skills

    Strong organizational and time management skills

    Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multi-task

    A working knowledge of Salesforce and/or comparable fundraising databases is a plus

    Must be able to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality

    Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, take initiative and be a self-starter

    One to three years of relevant experience with excellent references

    Ability to work some nights and weekends

    Ability to work remotely or on-site as needed

    To apply, please visit our application page.

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  • Grant Program Manager

    Farm Aid, Cambridge, MA

    Farm Aid seeks a Grant Program Manager to advance Farm Aid’s mission through strategic development and direction of Farm Aid’s grant programs. Reporting to the Program Director, the Grant Program Manager helps shape Farm Aid’s investment in grassroots efforts across the country to advance economic justice for farmers, racial equity in food and farming, and regenerative and resilient agriculture.

    Key responsibilities include:

    ·        Direct and guide Farm Aid’s grant programs, which include organizational grants to support the food and farm movement, emergency grants to support farmers in crisis and following natural disasters, and leadership grants to strengthen and elevate the voices of farmers. Facilitate productive and effective coordination between grantmaking and across Farm Aid’s programmatic work.

    ·        Serve as the primary liaison with Farm Aid grantees and prospective grantees, leveraging Farm Aid’s unique assets to increase grantee visibility, capacity and impact.

    ·        Steward Farm Aid’s engagement and collaboration with the broader funding community, elevating the profile of Farm Aid priorities to build the capacity of farmers, grassroots leaders and partner organizations.

    ·        Expand and deepen Farm Aid’s ability to measure the impact of its grantmaking, ensuring its grant programs are leveraged for maximum community and organizational impact.

    Compensation, Hours, and Location
    While Farm Aid continues to operate predominantly on a remote basis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we prefer that the Grant Program Manager be able to work regularly from our Cambridge, Massachusetts, office when public health and safety guidelines allow for our office reopening in a remote-hybrid model.

    Compensation is $60,000-66,000 based on experience. Benefits include 100% health insurance premium coverage (for up to full family coverage, ranging in value of up to $30K+ annually depending on coverage); 20 days (4 weeks) of paid vacation; 10 days paid sick and excused time; 2 civic engagement days; 11 holidays + office closure from December 24 through January 1; option to participate in company IRA, FSA and Employee Assistance plans; longevity bonus program rewarding each year of service and including a paid, twelve-week sabbatical after seven years of service; as well as an exciting work environment with smart, passionate people seeking to make change in our food and farm system.

    For a complete job description including detailed responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please see Farm Aid’s career page.

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