Career Opportunities

  • Managing Director, Boston

    Per Scholas, Boston

    Per Scholas is pleased to partner with the Boston community to launch our seventh national site that will provide our rigorous technology skills training and professional development to motivated and curious individuals in Boston who are unemployed or underemployed.  We are looking for a Managing Director to support a successful launch in Boston in Fall 2018.

    The Managing Director (MD) leads fundraising, community engagement, and program strategy to achieve success in our Boston location. You will provide vision and leadership, fiscal responsibility and sustainability, budget oversight, and program management oversight.

    You will develop and lead a team to execute and advance our IT training program. At Per Scholas, we operate in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. As Managing Director, you will have the opportunity to shape an innovative workforce development approach in Boston.

    To view our responses to frequently asked questions about this role, please click here.

    WHAT YOU’LL DO:

    Fundraising & Business Development

    • Serve as the “face of Per Scholas” in Boston, representing Per Scholas in regional meetings, conferences, panels, and media opportunities
    • Develop and lead Per Scholas Boston’s local fundraising strategy with support from the national development team
    • Prospect for and generate local operating revenue through a diverse range of fundraising activities targeted at individual, institutional, and public sources
    • Partner with national development team to generate grant requests and reports
      Oversee grant management for local grants and contracts

    Program Leadership

    • With the support of the national program team, develop and lead the implementation of Per Scholas Boston’s annual operating plan
    • Ensure high-quality delivery of our IT training to new Per Scholas students and alumni
    • Develop and implement new training initiatives in response to local demand
    • Cultivate a pipeline of employers in the Boston community to invest in customized training
    • Increase awareness of Per Scholas’ program to targeted communities
    • Expand enrollment in Per Scholas’ training

    Team Leadership

    • Serve as the Boston site’s primary liaison with Per Scholas’ program, finance, communications, development, administration, human capital, and social ventures teams
    • Lead a team and facilitate regular performance management, professional development, and team meetings
    • Follow local and national workforce, business, and tech industry trends to inform student and employer partner needs
    • Ensure that all program goals are met or exceeded, including outcomes tracking and reporting using Salesforce and other platforms
    • Prepare, manage, and grow the annual program budgetWHAT YOU’LL BRING TO US:

    Professional Requirements

    • Minimum of 7-10 years of relevant professional experience, and bachelor’s degree (or equivalent related experience) including:
    • 5-7 years’ institutional fundraising experience
    • 5-7 years managing teams of strong performers to success
    • Experience deploying a replicable process/methodology in a new site
    • Experience in workforce development a plus
    • Experience in talent acquisition or human resources a plus
    • A keen understanding of foundation, corporate, and government funding landscape in the Boston area with demonstrated fundraising and development success
    • Past success linking operational and business functions to strategic objectives
      Demonstrated ability to build C-level relationships and convert them to partnerships
    • Experience fulfilling goals in ambiguous, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments
    • An inclusive philosophy with experience working with ethnically and socioeconomically diverse communities
    • An understanding of what it takes to build a supportive, collaborative work culture
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, and ability to collaborate and effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
    • Excellent conversational, public speaking, presentation, and writing skills
    • Customer service orientation with an ability to build and maintain solid internal and external relationships

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  • Junior Researcher

    Rethink Priorities, Remote

    The effective altruism movement is allocating hundreds of millions of dollars and millions of person hours to improve the world. Better research can dramatically improve this allocation. Rethink Priorities is a research organization aimed at uncovering the actionable insightsacross different EA causes that are needed to do this. We have founding values – we care about transparency, tractability, short feedback loops, actionability, and impact assessment.

    So far we’ve done a deep dive on the cost-effectiveness of vaccines and learned some lessons,we’ve launched the PriorityWiki (and got some press!), we’ve commissioned a site visit of farming practices in rural Zambia, and we’ve looked at re-analyzing veg outreach studies.

    For the remainder of 2018, we’re working on:

    • researching interventions in fish welfare
    • assessing invertebrate sentience
    • understanding the experiences of wild animals
    • assessing the impact of corporate campaigning
    • running and analyzing the EA Survey

    We’re also looking into some projects to understand how to have an impact in the long-term future.

    We’re looking for part-time and full-time junior researchers who can assist our variety of research projects and be mentored and supported into developing strong research skills. Junior researchers might be tasked with helping us research a particular fact, summarize a particular area, help us connect with and understand the research of another organization, etc.

    WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

    • Openness to doing research in a variety of different cause areas
    • The ability to find, read, and critically apply academic research from a variety of disciplines
    • Comfort with quickly learning how to apply research outside your field of knowledge
    • Comfort with independent work and be self-directed
    • Able to consistently work 20 hours or more a week (though flexibility and vacation time are provided)

    WHAT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE (BUT NOT REQUIRED)

    • Broad familiarity with effective altruism
    • Prior experience in research or operations

    WHAT WE’RE OFFERING

    • Opportunity to have a large impact, ensuring your research is read and taken seriously by key decision makers who influence millions of dollars
    • Competitive salary based on your personal needs and experience
    • Flexible work hours (work part-time or full-time, work on your own schedule as long as you show results and communicate well)
    • Flexible work location (we’re currently in San Francisco, Vancouver, and Chicago and welcome new additions anywhere in the world)
    • Very fun and energetic team (get to be a part of the wider Rethink Charity Slack)
    • Very low bureaucracy
    • We don’t provide snacks but we could mail you a box of Oreos if you want

    HOW TO APPLY

    • Send in a resume and one example of your best previous research work to marcus@rtcharity.org. Feel free to also send me any questions you may have about the role.
    • Also, for applications, please send no more than 500 words outlining a research project you think is tractable and important.
    • Successful applicants based on this first stage will be contacted for the remainder of the application process, which includes spending three hours completing a test task and about 60mins each completing two interviews. That’s it!

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  • Senior Researcher

    Rethink Priorities, Remote

    The effective altruism movement is allocating hundreds of millions of dollars and millions of person hours to improve the world. Better research can dramatically improve this allocation. Rethink Priorities is a research organization aimed at uncovering the actionable insights across different EA causes that are needed to do this. We have founding values – we care about transparency, tractability, short feedback loops, actionability, and impact assessment.

    So far we’ve done a deep dive on the cost-effectiveness of vaccines and learned some lessons, we’ve launched the PriorityWiki (and got some press!), we’ve commissioned a site visit of farming practices in rural Zambia, and we’ve looked at re-analyzing veg outreach studies.

    For the remainder of 2018, we’re working on:

    • researching interventions in fish welfare
    • assessing invertebrate sentience
    • understanding the experiences of wild animals
    • assessing the impact of corporate campaigning
    • running and analyzing the EA Survey

    We’re also looking into some projects to understand how to have an impact in the long-term future.

    If this all sounds right up your alley, you’re our kind of person. We think our research is well-placed to make a difference. We’re looking for part-time and full-time researchers to help us do new research to dramatically improve this impact throughout the effective altruism movement. Senior researchers are expected to take lead and complete important research projects as a part of the team.

    WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

    • Openness to doing research in a variety of different cause areas
    • Openness to spending a lot of time on work related to animal welfare (as we think this is uniquely tractable and neglected and it represents the majority of our restricted funding and current stakeholder interest)
    • The ability to find, read, and critically apply academic research from a variety of disciplines
    • Comfort with quickly learning how to apply research outside your field of knowledge
    • Prior research experience (an undergraduate thesis or blog post on any topic is okay)
    • Comfort with independent work and be self-directed
    • Able to consistently work 20 hours or more a week (though flexibility and vacation time are provided)

    WHAT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE (BUT NOT REQUIRED)

    • Broad familiarity with effective altruism
    • Familiarity with basic statistical techniques (e.g., t-test, chi-squared test, statistical power, experimental design)
    • Ability to do basic statistical programming (e.g., implement a t-test) in Python and/or R
    • Familiarity with GitHub
    • Familiarity with Stan
    • Familiarity with Guesstimate
    • Prior experience with cost-effectiveness modeling
    • Prior experience conducting surveys

    WHAT WE’RE OFFERING

    • Opportunity to have a large impact, ensuring your research is read and taken seriously by key decision makers who influence millions of dollars
    • Competitive salary based on your personal needs and experience
    • Have a lot of input on what you work on (we agree as to what’s worthwhile as a team)
    • Flexible work hours (work part-time or full-time, work on your own schedule as long as you show results and communicate well)
    • Flexible work location (we’re currently in San Francisco, Vancouver, and Chicago and welcome new additions anywhere in the world)
    • Very fun and energetic team (get to be a part of the wider Rethink Charity Slack)
    • Very low bureaucracy
    • Fast-paced publication calendar (no waiting six months to publish something)
    • Own the intellectual property of everything you create
    • We don’t provide snacks but we could mail you a box of Oreos if you want

    HOW TO APPLY

    • Send in a resume and one example of your best previous research work to marcus@rtcharity.org. Feel free to also send me any questions you may have about the role.
    • Also, for applications, please send with your resume no more than one page explaining what you like, what you dislike, and how you would improve/expand the following research piece: “Thoughts on the Reducetarian Labs MTurk Study”
    • Successful applicants based on this first stage will be contacted for the remainder of the application process, which includes spending three hours completing a test task and about 60mins each completing two interviews. That’s it!

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  • Director, Regional Clubs & Affinity Groups

    Rhode Island School of Design, Anywhere

    Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the country’s preeminent art and design school, located in historic Providence, RI, is seeking a Director of Regional Clubs & Affinity Groups to join its Office of Alumni Relations.

    Reporting to the Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Family Programs, the Director of Regional Clubs and Affinity Groups is responsible for increasing alumni engagement, with a focus on expanding participation in alumni clubs in major markets and developing an alumni affinity program. The Director, Regional Clubs and Affinity Groups will develop and implement best in class alumni programs using data analytics and engagement metrics to measure success and lead the exploration and implementation of innovative ways to engage alumni of all ages and multiple affinities in support of the mission and goals of Institutional Engagement.

    Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • At least five years progressively responsible Alumni Relations and/or Development experience with a minimum of two years managing and fostering productive relationships with leadership volunteers and ability to help them develop leadership skills.
    • Must demonstrate sensitivity to students, staff, faculty, alumni of varying backgrounds, including but not limited to, racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, ability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic.
    • 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 experience with alumni and development databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and strong computer skills in programs such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
    • Ability to write persuasively and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strategic, organized, and effective manager, with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and engaging nature.
    • Knowledge of, or experience with digital, social media, and diverse mediums of communication.
    • 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.
    • Ability to manage and monitor budgets and expenses.

    To apply and to learn more about this position, please visit:

    http://careers.risd.edu/postings/1921

    RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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  • Executive Director

    Animal Charity Evaluators, Remote; open to candidates in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom

    Executive Director Job Description

    • Reports To: ACE board of directors
    • Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week)
    • Salary: We expect to offer compensation between $50k–80k (depending on personal need and experience)
    • Location: Remote; open to candidates in the U.S., Canada, and United Kingdom

    Position summary

    We are looking for a new Executive Director to lead Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE). The Executive Director oversees both strategic and operational components of ACE. This position involves strategic planning, leading a 20+ person team, creating and managing an annual budget of $1M+, staying informed on the latest relevant research, building and maintaining connections with leaders in the animal advocacy and effective altruism movements, communicating with key philanthropists, identifying and executing opportunities for growth, and working with the board of directors.

    Our passionate team investigates the impact of various strategies for helping animals in order to provide the best possible advice to animal advocates, donors, and charities. This is achieved through the pursuit of relevant research projects, including our annual charity evaluations, and the promotion of our findings to the public. We also work with philanthropists to help them identify high-impact giving opportunities and invest in effective animal charities.

    We bring a high level of dedication, compassion, intelligence, and resourcefulness to work every single day. We are an agile and fast-moving organization that shifts rapidly to meet our goals; our team is made up of individuals who thrive in a fast-paced, virtual workplace.

    This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to a thorough understanding of effective ways to help animals. The ideal candidate for this position will have an effectiveness mindset, will have excellent analytic, communication, and management skills, and will bring to ACE a relevant background (in animal advocacy, effective altruism, program evaluation, academic research, or another relevant field) that complements the views of others on our team. We are seeking a leader with a participatory leadership style to ensure optimal empowerment of the ACE team.

    Further reading about ACE:

    ACE Goals and Strategy
    ACE Philosophy
    Evaluating Charities

    Key areas of responsibility

    Strategic Planning

    • Set the direction of the organization, and construct goals in collaboration with each department lead and key staff members
    • Correspond with both the staff and the board of directors to solicit their feedback and incorporate appropriate suggestions
    • Assess the strategic plan annually to identify necessary changes, and create longer-term strategic plans every three years
    • Assess programs regularly to seek out opportunities for increasing impact, including adding, subtracting, or modifying particular initiatives
    • Ensure that the mission, vision, and goals adhere to principles of Effective Altruism

    Management and Governance

    • Oversee ACE’s team of 20+ employees working in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, including five direct reports
    • Work with the culture committee to address staff’s needs and concerns, and ensure a strong, positive working culture
    • Conduct annual staff evaluations for direct reports, including creating goals and identifying opportunities for further growth
    • Review annual charity evaluations and provide guidance on official recommendations
    • Support staff development in relevant skills and experience
    • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion

    Operations

    • Hire and retain high-quality staff
    • Create annual budget in collaboration with department leads
    • Review budget regularly to ensure proper use of funds throughout the year
    • Work with Operations staff to ensure compliance with all applicable state, federal, and foreign laws and registrations
    • Identify areas of employee needs that are not being met, continually seek to improve internal policies and procedures

    Philanthropy

    • Work with the Philanthropy department to develop and maintain strong relationships with ACE’s key stakeholders, including donors
    • Work with the Director of Philanthropy to experiment with innovative ways of encouraging new donors to support effective animal advocacy
    • Seek out new ways to communicate our message to donors, including through research studies and internal testing
    • Ensure that ACE recommendations result in maximum impact by monitoring and understanding charities’ needs and room for funding

    Board of Directors

    • Meet with the board regularly to discuss the state of the organization and ensure observance of mission and vision
    • Conduct annual strategic planning sessions with the board and update the official plan as needed
    • Facilitate communications between the board and staff, providing a mechanism for feedback between both groups
    • Create board meeting agendas, co-lead board meetings, and compile reports as needed
    • Proactively engage the board with fundraising and other work within the organization

    External

    • Seek to provide public resources to facilitate the improvement of animal advocacy work across all animal charities
    • Seek additional opportunities for promotion of ACE and ACE’s recommended charities, including advertising and serving as a source to journalists
    • Engage in public speaking, attend relevant conferences, network with stakeholders
    • Ensure that the ACE brand remains consistent across external communications with advocates, charities, and donors

    Qualifications

    Essential qualifications/skills*

    • Commitment to the mission of Animal Charity Evaluators, which is to find and promote the most effective ways to help the largest number of animals
    • Two or more years of management-related professional experience
    • Strong critical and strategic thinking skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills; comfort networking with key stakeholders
    • Some experience with the animal advocacy movement
    • Some experience with the effective altruism movement
    • Openness to topics outside mainstream animal advocacy efforts
    • Shared commitment to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our movement and organization, actively integrating justice and equity into the work we do
    • High degree of professionalism, including discretion in handling confidential information
    • Ability to work independently while collaborating with many different parties
    • Strong attention to detail, with a commitment to high-quality work
    • Commitment to transparency and integrity
    • Highly organized and self-motivated
    • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks

    Preferred qualifications/skills

    • Professional experience in animal advocacy, program evaluation, or a closely related field
    • Demonstrated ability to manage a remote team
    • Deep understanding of social movements and social change
    • Deep understanding of social psychology, economics, program evaluation, or another relevant field
    • Extensive public speaking experience and strong public speaking skills
    • Strong familiarity with the animal advocacy movement
    • Strong familiarity with the effective altruism movement

    *Please note that while we think that these skills/qualifications are essential to the position, we do not necessarily expect every qualified candidate to have all of them upon entry. ACE supports all staff, including the executive director, in further developing and enhancing their skills. Please apply for the position even if some of these skills/qualifications are growth areas for you.

     

    Commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities

    Animal Charity Evaluators is an equal opportunity employer, highly values diversity, and is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission and to making an impact. We offer a mission- and employee-focused virtual work environment and a competitive compensation package.

    We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons living with disabilities, and people of various socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position.

    Animal Charity Evaluators is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, size, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    All applications will be processed in strict confidentiality. ACE thanks all candidates for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    About Animal Charity Evaluators

    Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE) is a U.S.-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to finding and promoting highly effective opportunities to improve the lives of animals. Through evaluating animal charities and researching interventions used to help animals, we aid compassionate givers, professionals, and volunteers in making informed decisions about how to help animals as effectively as possible. We provide career and volunteering recommendations and promote best practices for animal charities. We also award grants to academics and organizations to help them conduct their own research.

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  • Executive Director

    Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Boston, MA

    THE OPPORTUNITY
    Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) is the only independent, non-profit, statewide organization working exclusively to improve the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts. Through advocacy, research, public education, and coalition building, CfJJ works to keep
    young people out of the adult criminal justice system, reduce unnecessary incarceration of children and youth, ensure effective treatment and services, and eliminate system-wide racial and ethnic disparities. Since its founding in 1994, over 10,000 young people
    across Massachusetts have been positively impacted by CfJJ’s work to create a more effective and developmentally appropriate justice system. Our current policy agenda focuses on reducing racial and ethnic disparities, improving data collection, promoting community alternatives to court and incarceration when appropriate, and raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to include 18, 19, and 20-year-olds in the juvenile rather than the adult criminal system. We examine the “school-to-prison pipeline” and work across child serving systems to address children’s educational and behavioral health needs and reduce the flow of young people from the child welfare to the juvenile justice system. CfJJ is governed by a Board of distinguished child advocates, mental health professionals, leaders of provider agencies, private sector members and other members of the juvenile justice community. Its office is in downtown Boston. In addition to the Executive Director, CfJJ has a staff of seven people, and we are frequently assisted by law school as well as other graduate and undergraduate
    interns. Citizens for Juvenile Justice is an organization deeply committed to social justice and equity. We work in a fast-paced environment that values collaboration and an entrepreneurial approach. Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Citizens for Juvenile Justice is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse team across our organization. Please be sure to submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.

    TO APPLY
    To apply, please email to our Operations Director, Jennifer Feeley Hyzer jennfeeleyhyzer@cfjj.org in a single submission, with the subject line “Executive Director application” (1) a letter describing your interest in and experience relevant to this position; (2) your resume; (3) a brief (1-2 pages) statement describing what
    you see as the primary challenges to juvenile justice in the next several years; and (4) names and contact information of three references.
    Applications are requested by Friday, September 28, 2018 at 5 pm EDT. This position will be open until filled, so please do not hesitate to apply earlier than the deadline.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    The Executive Director is CfJJ’s leader, both internally and externally. The Executive Director has responsibility for developing and implementing ideas and strategies for CfJJ program activities and organizational development; fundraising; meeting with stakeholders, potential allies, donors, members and volunteers; representing CfJJ to the public; managing overall operations; supervising employees; and communicating with the Board.

    QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
    Strong candidates will be passionate advocates for justice for children and will have a J.D. (preferred) or other relevant graduate degree. Outstanding candidates without a graduate degree will be considered. A minimum of seven years of relevant experience in
    juvenile or criminal justice policy or practice, law, civil rights, grassroots organizing, public policy, policy reform, or legislative
    advocacy is preferred. The ideal candidate will have:
    ● Excellent analytical and strategic thinking capabilities;
    ● Demonstrated leadership ability
    ● Excellent writing and speaking skills;
    ● Strong interpersonal and coalition-building skills;
    ● Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience in juvenile justice;
    ● Significant experience and/or interest in fundraising
    ● Demonstrated management ability and supervision experience;
    ● Capacity to pay close attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment and juggling multiple tasks; and
    ● Ability to work effectively independently, as part of a team, and in partnership with other organizations.

    COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
    Citizens for Juvenile Justice offers a robust compensation and benefit package including high quality health and dental insurance. CfJJ also offers short term disability, retirement and paid holiday, vacation and sick time.

    ABOUT CITIZENS FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE
    Founded in 1994, CfJJ is the leading voice in Massachusetts for systemic reform of the juvenile justice system. We believe that young people in the system and overall public safety are best served by a fair and effective system that recognizes the ways children and
    young people are different from adults and focuses primarily on their healthy development and rehabilitation. CfJJ is an independent,
    statewide organization whose work is grounded in research and data. We gather information, conduct policy analysis, prepare reports
    and fact sheets, and build diverse and powerful coalitions. We use a full range of communication strategies to educate the public and
    inform decision-makers, including person-to- person meetings, presentations, forums and conferences; traditional and social media;
    email and our website. We have been recognized for our advocacy work by the Massachusetts Non-Profit Network and were recently
    selected as a 2017 Social Innovator by the Social Innovation Forum.

    ——————————EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER——————————
    Citizens for Juvenile Justice is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin,
    cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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  • Program Development Manager

    Institute for Sustainable Communities, Vermont

    The Institute for Sustainable Communities seeks a creative, energetic and ambitious development professional to develop new program ideas and identify new funding opportunities that address the impacts of climate change in the United States and Asia. Working closely with the Director, International Program Development and other ISC staff, the Program Development Manager will identify and explore the feasibility of innovative program ideas designed to advance equitable outcomes in community and regional resilience, environmental health, clean energy, resource management, and sustainable manufacturing. The position will conduct research on current trends and best practices in the field, and write and produce competitive proposals that will increase ISC’s funding.

    The position includes frequent opportunities to travel both internationally and domestically and is characterized by multiple, varied assignments and priorities that shift as new opportunities and requests arise. The Program Development Manager will track funding trends and news and will engage with corporate, foundation and government donors, in coordination with ISC’s Institutional Advancement team.

    Position Scope 

    The Program Development Manager will be located in Montpelier, VT.  Remote work a possibility.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Contribute to the development of annual business development and country-specific strategic plans, generating innovative approaches and unique program concepts that position ISC to take advantage of new opportunities in existing and new geographic areas of focus.
    • Draft, revise and finalize expressions of interest, concept papers and proposals, producing highest quality written materials in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Conduct research and remain current on issues, sectors, government policies, donor priorities and projects, and other topics as they relate to the conceptualization and design of new programs.
    • Assist with the coordination of cross-institutional teams on components and workflow in support of project design and production to ensure the highest quality proposal submissions.
    • Work with program teams to cultivate and maintain global networks of external experts, potential program staff, and consultants.
    • Support ISC’s fundraising strategy and manage ongoing funder relationships in coordination with Institutional Advancement.
    • Assist with the development and implementation of communications materials and strategies.
    • Coordinate with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning staff to incorporate information about program successes and impact into ISC’s business development strategy and products.
    • Coordinate monthly Business Development calls: scheduling, agenda setting, reporting and follow up.
    • Ensure that all program information in Salesforce is current, complete and accurate and follow-up on pending actions as needed.
    • Represent ISC at relevant workshops, meetings and conferences.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing program priorities, and to work evenings and on weekends as needed to meet proposal deadlines
    • Experience developing and securing funding for projects and programs that advance equity and inclusion Experience using data analysis and program outcomes in new program design
    • Ability to proficiently manage multiple tasks simultaneously and with close attention to detail
    • Strong emotional intelligence, work ethic, and personal integrity
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to prioritize work assignments appropriately and manage pressure of conflicting demands
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively as a positive and contributing team member
    • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office suite, Google platforms, and data systems

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in related area
    • Experience in both Asia and the U.S. and in one or more of the following preferred: urban development, climate change, energy efficiency, supply chain management, civil society/ governance
    • Five or more years of relevant professional experience in new business development
    • Outstanding proposal writing experience
    • Proven outstanding writing, analytical and research skills
    • Language and cultural experience in Asia a plus
    • Commitment to the ISC mission and goals

    ISC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. Women, persons with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

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  • Director of Philanthropic Engagement

    Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Springfield, MA

    The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is seeking a full time, mid-level Director of Philanthropic Engagement to join their Philanthropic Services division. The Director will build an engagement program through which CFWM fundholders and donors can learn about community needs and the programs meetings those needs, develop skills related to charitable giving, connect with other fundholders/donors, and participate in co-investment and pooled giving opportunities. The Director has strong customer service and event planning expertise and is dedicated to providing support and value to fundholders and donors!

    Responsibilities:

    • Work with CFWM’s Philanthropic Services team to identify fundholder/donor engagement-related interests and needs
    • Work with CFWM’s Program/Scholarship team to identify opportunities for engagement and co-investment within our current and planned grantmaking work
    • Develop a programming plan that addresses fundholder/donor interests and promotes impactful community philanthropy
    • Develop and implement a fundholder communications plan in coordination with CFWM’s Communications Department
    • Work with the Philanthropic Services team to create and oversee a “moves management” plan with strategies to identify, engage, and maintain relationships with major fundholders/donors and prospects

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
    • 5+ years of progressive experience in a philanthropic leadership role and direct experience with donor relations, alumni relations, or account management. An understanding of fundraising strategies is preferred.
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills with experience in public speaking
    • Exceptional project management, budgeting skills, and experience in event planning
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build strategic, mutually beneficial relationships
    • Ability to manage customer expectations and to translate customer needs and expectations within the organization
    • Experience with standard software programs, fundraising databases, and database reporting systems
    • Volunteer management experience strongly desired

    For immediate consideration, please email resume & cover letter to search firm United Personnel, attn: Abbie at aemeigh@unitedpersonnel.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

     

     

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  • Director of Foundations

    Nurtury, Boston

    GENERAL SUMMARY:

    The Director of Foundations is an integral member of a three-person Advancement team who reports to the Chief Advancement Officer. The individual selected must understand the dynamics of early education and care, and possess the sensitivity and interest to work in the non-profit early education sector. The Director of Foundations must have the ability to develop and implement a comprehensive grant strategy to support Nurtury while working with a diverse staff that serves a diverse population.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. Articulate Nurtury’s mission, programs, and organizational strategy in writing and verbally, to current and prospective institutional funders and community partners.
    2. Compile, write and submit grant proposals and budgets, concept papers, and letters of inquiry.
    3. Conduct research for new funding sources and opportunities.
    4. Develop a robust pipeline of foundation prospects, and identify and secure new grants to achieve annual revenue goals for institutional support.
    5. Work collaboratively with internal staff in the timely and accurate production of grants as well as interim grant and final grant reports.
    6. Coordinate meetings with relevant staff to review and prepare grant deliverables.
    7. Maintain the foundation grant arm of the fundraising/donor relationship management (DRM) database. Ensure that all information (deadlines, contacts, follow-up notes, etc.) is accurate and up-to-date.
    8. Collaborate with Director of Development to develop stewardship plans and events.
    9. Develop and manage the written content for newsletters and annual reports.
    10. Perform other related duties as required.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree, 3-5 years of related experience and a proven track record in grants management including budget development and financial oversight; grant research and writing expertise with proven track record in securing government, corporate and private foundation grants.
    • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders effectively.
    • Excellent writing, editing, budgeting skills, Knowledge of Amplifund is a plus.
    • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Raisers Edge or similar database).
    • Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects concurrently with attention to detail.
    • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
    • Work occasional evenings and weekends, as necessary.

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  • Senior Executive Director, Institutional Engagement

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

    Rhode Island School of Design (RISD or the College) seeks a talented and experienced development professional to oversee its comprehensive fundraising programs. RISD’s office of Institutional Engagement is setting a high bar under the leadership and vision of O’Neil Outar, VP of Institutional Engagement. If you’re looking to join a cohesive and talented team dedicated to being the best, we are interested in hearing from you. RISD is located in the Creative Capital, Providence RI and is recognized for being an arts and cultural mecca.

    Founded in 1877, RISD has earned an international reputation as a leader in art and design education. It is recognized for its renowned faculty of artists and designers, the breadth of its specialized facilities, and the intensity of its studio-based approach to learning—an approach where critical thinking informs the making of works by hand. Approximately 2,500 students from around the world study at RISD, pursuing full-time bachelor’s or master’s degree programs in 19 fine arts, architecture, or design majors, complemented by essential study in the liberal arts.

    The RISD Museum, with the third largest college or university museum collection in the country, is an integral part of the institution and a resource for the College and the larger community. RISD’s mission incorporates artistic and scholarly achievement with social impact, and the institution has played a vital role in preparing students for leadership roles in all sectors, as demonstrated through the outstanding and varied accomplishments of its 27,000 alumni.

    The College is located in Providence, Rhode Island, which offers its own vibrant art scene and is conveniently located between two other major cultural centers: Boston and New York. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.

    Position Overview

    The Senior Executive Director will lead the creation and implementation of a dynamic development program and manage the leadership giving, corporate and foundation and government relations teams. Managing an individual portfolio of 50 prospective donors, the Senior Executive Director will lead a fast-paced, sophisticated and results-oriented development team, empowering staff through active and inclusive communication and accountability for excellence through establishing clearly defined, collaboratively established and measurable goals. They will be charged to actively build institutional capacity for long-term sustainable fundraising through the various areas of giving including corporate, foundation, the RISDFund, major gifts, principal gifts, and planned giving.

    To actively engage the Director of Government Relations to develop and implement a strategy that aligns with institutional priorities and positions RISD as a national thought-leader in art and design education. Work collaboratively and synergistically with peers on the Institutional Engagement Senior Management Group to achieve organizational goals and strategies and work in partnership with the Deputy Director of Development and External Affairs for the Museum.

    Qualifications

    The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred with ten years of progressively responsible and successful development experience with a proven track record in grant and proposal writing and stewardship. Development experience in higher education preferred. A Demonstrated record of leadership, with experience in supervision and management of professional staff. Experience and success working with diverse donor constituencies, especially globally. A successful track record of providing strategic direction, leadership, and daily management of comprehensive giving programs. Experience with a moves management prospect management protocol and demonstrated experience with the government grant processes. Experience developing, maintaining and consummating strategic, high-level relationships with donors. Strong organizational and time management skills and excellent writing and communications skills including the ability to effectively communicate persuasively with a wide range of external and internal constituents. Experience working effectively in a fast-paced environment and producing results under deadlines.

    Application

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A resume and cover letter explaining how the applicant meets the qualifications specified in this announcement may be submitted to penanetwork@gmail.com, attention Maureen Pena.

     

    RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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