Poughkeepsie, New York

President and CEO, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

The Organization

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV) is a charitable, tax-exempt organization that delivers community and philanthropic leadership to inspire and celebrate charitable giving in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Since its origin as the Area Fund in 1969, CFHV currently administers and invests nearly 600 charitable funds for individuals and organizations and helps match community resources with community-focused programs in Dutchess, Putnam, and Ulster Counties. CFHV provides essential support to the region’s nonprofit community, administering more than $16 million primarily in local grants and scholarships in 2022.

The Foundation’s assets consist of donor-advised funds, scholarship funds, designated funds, field of interest funds, agency funds, and grant opportunities for local nonprofits, educators, students, and schools.

Position Overview

Moving forward, the Board believes that the Foundations’ size, strength, and community position present it with an opportunity for future growth and increased community impact. The new President & CEO will have the opportunity to execute a bold strategic plan, under the direction of a dedicated and engaged Board of Directors and a staff that is committed to making a difference in the community. The Foundation is focused on the goal of building assets to $200 million by 2030.

We seek a proven and visionary executive-level leader who demonstrates a strong ability to work collaboratively at all levels in the community, especially including nonprofit, government, and private sector leadership. As a transformational leader, this individual must be at ease leading in an effective, respectful manner that builds partnerships and goodwill to drive success across the community and in the achievement of the Community Foundations’ goals.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced and continuing education/certification, such as a CFRE, is preferred.

The salary range for this position is between $170,000 and $190,000 and will be commensurate with experience. CFHV offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to 14 paid holidays, vacation days, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a contributory retirement plan with an employer match.

How To Apply

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. To apply, please send a current resume and letter of interest to https://apptrkr.com/4482977 (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Kalamazoo

The Organization

Founded in 1885, YWCA Kalamazoo serves as the oldest and largest association in Michigan. Originally established to provide residential services for young women, today, YWCA Kalamazoo is a public health organization focused on social justice and is a primary resource for economic, gender, and racial justice for all women, children, and families in Kalamazoo.

Operating at the intersection of racial and gender equity, YWCA Kalamazoo is an ally in the mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. They are actively addressing social determinants of health in the community in the context of racism as a public health crisis. As the longest-serving YWCA association in Michigan, YWCA Kalamazoo provides individuals and families with victim-focused counseling and advocacy services as well as shelter for survivors of violence, transitional housing, and legal services. A range of family programs are designed to improve the lives of the most vulnerable populations and lead the way toward systems change in Kalamazoo area communities. In addition to direct services, YWCA Kalamazoo actively addresses the systems that cause injustice by educating the public and influencing policymakers on local, state, and national levels, focusing on advancing racial and gender equity by ensuring that the voices of underrepresented communities are heard.

Position Overview

YWCA Kalamazoo is at an important inflection point in its history. Following significant programmatic and team growth in recent years, it is focused now on sustainability as it builds on successful scaling both preceding and through the pandemic era. At this crucial moment, YWCA Kalamazoo seeks a CEO to lead the organization through this moment of reflection and strategic planning and co-create organizational structures while fostering a transparent and accountable culture. The next CEO will join a dedicated and caring staff deeply committed to supporting women, children, and families in Kalamazoo.

Strong candidates will, first and foremost, be deeply passionate about eliminating racism and empowering vulnerable communities while understanding the systematic barriers they must overcome to survive and thrive. The next CEO will be a seasoned leader who has navigated significant growth and/or led change management processes focusing on transparency, continuous learning, and improvement. The next CEO will be a powerful external voice for the organization and the families it serves, elevating YWCA Kalamazoo’s mission and presence in the community, bringing expertise in fundraising, and driving to cultivate new partnerships and donors. A trusted leader within the ecosystem in which YWCA Kalamazoo operates, the CEO will align, focus, and amplify the impact of its services and elevate its role in enacting systems change.


YWCA Kalamazoo’s next CEO will lead an organization that supports women, children, and families through programs centered on social justice, strengthening communities, and anti-racism. Leveraging the efficacy of YWCA Kalamazoo’s existing strategic plan and recent significant growth, the CEO will chart the organization’s next chapter, refine processes, and develop solutions to improve staff retention and identify opportunities to increase outputs, remain relevant to the organization’s changing needs, and sustain community impact. The CEO will engage in the following leadership opportunities:

Co-Create Organizational Systems that Build on the Expanded Success of YWCA Kalamazoo

The CEO will demonstrate humility, curiosity, and vision to support the team’s ability to address evolving and complex organizational challenges following recent significant growth and post-pandemic realities. Together with the Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Finance, the CEO will lead effective business operations that ensure YWCA Kalamazoo’s continued financial sustainability, revenue growth, and enhancement of staff employment proposition and benefits. Holding an enterprise-level view of the organization, the CEO will use sound business and fiscal management and data to ensure its overall financial health and effectiveness. The CEO will be skilled in culture building, change management, and organizational design to support organizational effectiveness in a dynamic time. They will possess a highly refined equity lens grounded in critical consciousness and an understanding of anti-racist practices, along with social and economic systems that have historically disadvantaged members of the intersecting communities that YWCA Kalamazoo serves.

Fundraising and External Relations

Partnering with the Development and Communications teams, the CEO will co-develop an external relations and fundraising plan to broaden potential revenue streams nationwide and elevate YWCA Kalamazoo’s visibility to increase support from individual donors, corporate partners, federal, state, and local grants, and foundations. The CEO will be an active, visible, and trusted leader within the ecosystem YWCA Kalamazoo operates, thoughtfully leveraging opportunities to promote the key focus areas and be a vocal advocate for improving outcomes, eliminating racism, empowering women and the most vulnerable populations, and families in Kalamazoo County. The CEO will cultivate excellent relationships with local media, oversee YWCA’s social media presence, and present YWCA’s vision and services through public presentations and attending relevant business events, conferences, and gatherings. They will serve, alongside senior program staff, as a trusted resource and partner to the community, organizations, funders, government agencies, and other collaborators to collectively strengthen the systems that impact girls, women, families, and people of color.

Internal Communications Leader and Culture Builder

The CEO will lead a dedicated staff of over 200 individuals, along with over 100 volunteers and an operating budget of over $16 million. The next leader will be a clear communicator committed to transparency and accountability to YWCA’s commitment to maximizing the talents of YWCA staff to create, implement, and manage essential programs. The CEO will foster effective collaboration and communication across departments, ensuring all staff understand and work toward shared organizational outcomes and goals. The next CEO will be a seasoned and charismatic people leader who ensures that the organization has the performance management and talent development systems and tools in place to promote staff growth and retention.

Nurture a Diverse and Talented Team

The CEO will lead and partner with YWCA Kalamazoo staff to cultivate and create the conditions for all staff to bring their full selves. The CEO will nurture the shared leadership environment through communication strategies and role clarity that promotes transparency, authentic feedback, asset-based support, and a learning orientation within and across the YWCA Kalamazoo team. As a strong collaborator, the new CEO will demonstrate an inquiry-grounded orientation that seeks to engage a wide range of inputs and synthesize those differing perspectives into rich and actionable insights that inform its decision-making and reflect the values of YWCA Kalamazoo and its network of partners. The CEO will deepen YWCA Kalamazoo’s commitment to anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Board Relations and Governance

In partnership with the board, the new CEO will ensure the strong governance and financial health of YWCA Kalamazoo. They will ensure YWCA complies with relevant state and federal laws, regulations, and standard accounting procedures. Working closely together, the CEO and board will align on the organization’s strategic direction and vision to determine the best strategies for deliberate growth, program refinement, and staff retention. The CEO will encourage board engagement, leveraging their experiences and relationships to identify future board members, key sources of partnership and funding, and opportunities for continued organizational growth.


While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below, strong candidates will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

Organizational & Operational Leadership

  • Leadership experience managing complex operations or programs within an organization addressing education for marginalized populations, youth, or social services.
  • Success in building, scaling, and developing sustainable organizational growth strategies across programs and/or geographies.
  • Capacity and experience to build and foster sustainable and effective relationships with mission-aligned donors to raise significant fundraising investments toward common goals and objectives from public and private sources, including government agencies, community organizations, individuals, and foundations.
  • Thoughtful, timely decision-maker with experience using data and evidence effectively to inform strategy and promote continuous learning and improvement.
  • Effective organizational champion and partner who can elevate YWCA Kalamazoo’s visibility and secure new partnerships in the youth services ecosystem.

Connection to the Mission

  • A sophisticated understanding of the barriers and interconnecting systems that women, children, and families encounter when accessing programs and services, particularly in attaining economic security.
  • Deep commitment to social justice and anti-racism and demonstrated ability to lead candid and brave conversations about justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Familiarity with YWCA Kalamazoo’s four key focus areas through professional or lived experience as an individual who has navigated and/or faced systemic barriers.

Cultural Leadership & Management Style

  • A deep and sustained learning journey and commitment to equity with the proven ability to apply a racial equity lens to all levels of an organization’s work.
  • A leader who prioritizes a relational work environment that builds trust and seeks to foster a culture of transparency, accountability, and integrity. Strong relationship-building skills and an authentic interest in listening to and learning from others; the ability to act intentionally, establish trust, engage stakeholders, and cultivate belonging.
  • Emotional intelligence and ability to engage in productive conflict; an active listener who understands a trauma-informed practice lens.
  • Excellent management skills and experience leading and inspiring change in a diverse, mission-driven environment; proven capacity to develop systems and decision-making that foster participation, mutual accountability, and growth.
  • Collaborative leadership style demonstrated by knowing when to step in and direct, when to delegate, and when to share leadership.
  • Powerful communicator one-on-one, in small group settings, and with large audiences.

Values & Management Style

  • An experienced manager who has built opportunities for staff leadership and champions staff growth across a program or organization.
  • Highly relational style: ability to build relationships and engage in healthy dialog that fosters mutual understanding and trust.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to reach and inspire internal and external audiences; ability to connect with scholars, community, funders, and partners in both individual and group settings.

The Basics

  • A master’s degree or equivalent experience with demonstrated progressive expertise in administration, financial management, and program development.
  • Familiarity with the landscape of communities, unique assets, and challenges across Kalamazoo, or the desire to gain this knowledge, is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated progressive leadership experience in a nonprofit, human services, community-based organization, or educational institution.
  • A seasoned leader who weaves data, values, and desired impact to drive strategy.

How To Apply

More information about YWCA Kalamazoo can be found at www.ywcakalamazoo.org.

This position’s salary is approximately $180,000 – $220,000, including flexibility to reflect the candidate’s experience and skills and a comprehensive benefits package.

This search is being conducted by Allison Kupfer Poteet, Danielle Higa, and Alejandra (Ale) Villa of the national search firm NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

YWCA Kalamazoo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse workplace – people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Portland, Oregon

Finance & Grants Accountant, The Lemelson Foundation

The Organization

The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives.

Established by prolific US inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy in the early 1990s, and guided today by the Lemelson family, The Lemelson Foundation (the Foundation) believes invention can solve many of the biggest economic and social challenges of our time. A private philanthropy located in Oregon and operating globally, The Lemelson Foundation has assets of approximately $400 million and an annual budget of approximately $25 million. All told, the Foundation has provided over $300 million in grants and other investments to hundreds of organizations around the world. The Foundation approaches its work to strengthen the invention ecosystem and empower inventors to solve the biggest global challenges and opportunities of our time, guided by a three-part framework called Impact Inventing:

  • Inventions should have positive social impact;
  • Inventions should be environmentally responsible—from the materials and processes used through final products that go to market; and,
  • Business models should become financially self-sustaining.

The Foundation promotes a culture of collaboration and continuous learning, and operates its programs and initiatives through two strategically focused teams: Invention and Entrepreneurship, and Invention Education. Its flexible approach and entrepreneurial environment has helped The Foundation’s small team (10-15) to have an outsized impact in the social landscape of invention.


The salary range for this position is $110,000 – $130,000.

The Lemelson Foundation offers employees an exceptionally generous benefits package including fully paid health care coverage for employees and dependents, a 403(b) plan with a generous employer match, and 20 paid vacation days per calendar year during the first year of employment, increasing over time.

While employees are welcome to work in the office on any day of the week, The Foundation has official ‘Core Days’ (administrative support present) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Employees are expected to be in the office 6-10 Core Days per month (27-45% of a typical 22 working-day month). Relocation assistance is available if the successful candidate resides outside the Portland, Oregon area.

Position Overview

The Finance and Grants Accountant (FGA) leads all day-to-day finance and administrative operations of a $25 million foundation budget (with approximately $400 million in investment assets) with responsibilities that include oversight for accounting, budgeting, compliance, reporting, and grants administrative services. The FGA also manages The Foundation’s administrative processes including human resources, payroll, and benefits. This position supports Program Officers, the Grants Manager, the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, and the Executive Director to educate them regarding finance, accounting, and administrative program operations and to develop new and improved systems. The FGA reports to the CFAO.


Accounting & Administration

  • Oversee and maintain all accounting systems, functions and financial policy development;
  • Maintain awareness of laws and regulations as necessary and oversee the preparation of all required tax returns and audit activity with appropriate team members;
  • Oversee all HR administrative processes including payroll, policies and procedures, and employee benefits.

Financial Planning & Management

  • Oversee and manage all finance-related policies and procedures;
  • Work with the Executive Director and Chief Financial & Administrative Officer to prepare and administer the Foundation’s annual administrative, programmatic, and grantmaking budgets, including financial projection models and subsequent analysis;
  • Develop financial plans and projections with the Board of Directors and ensure timely communication of financial statements and other updates as needed;
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the Foundation’s strategic plan.

Grants and Program-Related Investment Oversight

  • Ensure accurate recording for all grants, in coordination with appropriate team members;
  • Oversee the Foundation’s program-related investments and ensure compliance and up-to-date documentation;
  • Work with legal counsel in support of the Foundation’s domestic and international grantmaking, contracts, and contract practices.

Foundation Culture and Performance

  • Participate in the Foundation’s evaluation and communication initiatives; engage with Foundation colleagues and partners to develop, understand, and communicate the impact of its collective portfolio;
  • Contribute to strategic planning and other Foundation-wide initiatives, including work to make the Foundation increasingly accountable to its values of joy, DEIJ, trust, collaboration, accountability, learning, and audacity;
  • Contribute to the Foundation’s culture of ‘inquiry, learning, and collaboration’; cultivate an organizational culture in which timely, accurate, and meaningful information is shared by and accessible to all;
  • Participate in refining and implementing operational processes especially as they relate to grantmaking and management.


The Lemelson Foundation welcomes expressions of interest from candidates with the expertise and ability to deliver against the above responsibilities, and has identified the following characteristics as indicative of the abilities, aptitudes, and dispositions that will make for success in this role:

  • A minimum of 5-10 years of full charge accounting experience
  • Experience in philanthropy overseeing grants and ideally program-related investments; Experience at a private foundation is helpful but not required
  • Experience working directly with organization leadership to represent the accounting function across procedures, preparing and maintaining accurate records, compiling and preparing financial reports, and accrual and depreciation accounting methods
  • Knowledge at the advanced level of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices (GAAP) for non-profit and foundation accounting procedures
  • Knowledge of databases and systems, including accounting, payroll, and online grants management databases, from set up, ongoing improvement, and use (Sage Intacct, ADP Payroll, Salesforce)
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field required, CPA preferred

How To Apply

In order to apply, please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest and addresses your relevant qualifications. Applicants may expect an email from OE Consulting confirming receipt.

Finalist candidates will be invited to participate in on- site interviews during the week of September 18th. The Lemelson Foundation expects to extend and finalize an offer of employment by late September.

The Lemelson Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to build a diverse team. Candidates with historically underrepresented identities and affiliations are encouraged to apply. As part of this commitment, the Foundation will ensure that persons with disabilities will receive reasonable accommodation.

Please refrain from contacting The Lemelson Foundation about this opportunity, and direct any questions to OE Consulting at (Lemelson@oeconsulting.com). Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Tacoma, WA

The Stewardship Foundation, The Stewardship Foundation

The Organization

The Stewardship Foundation was created in 1962 by Mr. C. Davis Weyerhaeuser to serve his Christian philanthropic interests. The Foundation’s mission is to provide resources to Christ‐centered organizations that share their faith in word and deed with others throughout the world. By way of serving this mission, the Board has developed several themes that help organize and channel the Foundation’s giving. These include Leadership Development, Justice and Reconciliation, Faith and Discipleship, Poverty, and Children at Risk.

The Stewardship Foundation has become one of the larger foundations serving Christ‐centered organizations. Over the last five years it has averaged about $6 million a year in gifts to grantees and 106 grants per year, with an average grant size of over $50,000.  About 50% of the giving has been international, 20% national, 19% regional and 11% local.

Position Overview

The Stewardship Foundation’s Board of Directors is seeking a strategic, humble, and self-starting leader to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. The CEO will provide leadership in a manner consistent with the Christ-centered mission of the organization and will faithfully serve the Foundation’s mission and exemplify its values in conducting its business. In close partnership with the Board, Foundation staff, and grantees, the President and CEO will espouse a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and lead with humility and grace. The CEO will manage the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, overseeing two staff, and leading the organization on internal procedures, proposal/grant review and evaluation, external representation, and Board relations.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter, detailing how you fulfill the role description and person specification to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 6756. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 25, 2023.

Salary range is $200,000 – $274,000, commensurate with experience.

The candidate needs to be willing to live in or near the Tacoma, WA area. Located on the banks of Puget Sound, Tacoma is a vibrant urban center with a population of over 200,000 people. As part of a booming economic corridor that stretches from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR, Tacoma remains connected to its blue-collar roots through its busy international port and manufacturing sector, but in recent years has also seen tremendous growth in the arts, technology, healthcare.

Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance to Perrett Laver and we take this responsibility very seriously. Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerized database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in. As defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Perrett Laver is a Data Controller and a Data Processor, and our legal basis for processing your personal data is ‘Legitimate Interests’. You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website: http://www.perrettlaver.com/information/privacy/

San Francisco, CA

Senior Vice President of Programs, Community Vision

The Organization

Communities on the margins of opportunity deserve a trusted partner on their journey towards financial growth and stability. As a locally invested, collaborative partner in social justice and financial equity, Community Vision works to advance community ownership of community assets by providing nonprofits, social enterprises, and small businesses with responsive lending, catalytic capital, and advising and support to achieve justice, power, and equity.

Position Overview

Community Vision seeks a dynamic and visionary Senior Vice President of Programs with a strong equity lens to oversee its Capital and Real Estate Solutions departments. As a program expert, this role builds relationships and partnerships in communities and across the community development/finance ecosystem, and supports resource development and capitalization activities. Developing strategic relationships and partnerships with institutional funders and government agencies will be an important part of this role’s portfolio of work.

This position offers a competitive salary range of $200,000 to $220,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

How To Apply

Community Vision has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/CV_SVPP_PD.pdf  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Los Altos, California

Grants Manager, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

The Organization

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation was founded in 1964 by David and Lucile Packard. We work with people and communities to create enduring solutions for just societies and a healthy, resilient natural world. We have worked with thousands of organizations and leaders in the U.S. and worldwide to advance progress in the critical areas of science, ocean and land conservation, climate change, women’s reproductive health and rights, and the well-being of children, families, and communities.

At a time of multiple, intertwined crises globally and here in the U.S., the Packard Foundation began in 2021 a long-planned review of our grantmaking strategies. The first step of our process was to rearticulate our vision and mission, reexamine our organizational values, and create a strategic framework that builds on and honors the Packard Foundation’s past while advancing justice and equity in all that we do.

Reporting to the Grants Management Director, the Grants Manager will be responsible for the management of the Foundation’s grants, working closely with colleagues to provide effective and collaborative oversight of grants.

Specifically, this position will be responsible for the due diligence, accuracy, and completeness of all grants in an assigned Foundation goal/initiative. In partnership with program staff, the Grants Manager will conduct all compliance and due diligence reviews of a grant file and supporting documentation. The Grants Manager will collaborate with teams and colleagues across the Foundation to ensure best-in-class grantmaking, reduce staff and grantee burden and contribute to continuous improvement of grantmaking processes.



Remote – USA

Senior Manager, Institutional Giving, National Audubon Society

The Organization

The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Overview

The Senior Manager, Institutional Giving manages a portfolio of institutional prospects and donors capable of making five-, six-, and seven-figure investments in Audubon’s work and aspires to raise at least $1M annually. Reporting to the Vice President, Institutional Giving based in New York, and working closely with the Director, Institutional Giving based in Chicago, Audubon is currently recruiting for a Senior Manager to manage a portfolio of donors primarily based in the Central and Upper Mississippi River region.


Salary range based on geo-differentials:

$100,000 – $110,000 = All other locations

$105,000 – $115,000 = Alaska, Los Angeles, Connecticut, D.C., Chicago, Oyster Bay, NY

$110,000 – $125,000 = NYC, San Francisco, Seattle

Essential Functions

  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects capable of making five-, six-, and seven-figure investment, increasing the gift range and portfolio over time. A typical portfolio size for this role is ~100 donors and prospects and 60-80 funding opportunities pursued per year.
  • Together with state, regional, and / or conservation leadership, Vice President, IG, Director of IG, and development colleagues, develop multi-year fundraising targets with an aim of raising at least $1M annually.
  • Partner with national, state, regional, conservation, policy, network, science and individual giving teams to prioritize funding needs and identify new funding opportunities.
  • Shepherd donors through the moves management process—and capitalize on the full range of Audubon assets to do so, involving (and overseeing) senior management, program staff, and volunteers.
  • Tell the Audubon story in bold and compelling ways—develop big, visionary proposals that stitch together the organization’s work across the country.
  • Focus on new business to expand Audubon’s donor pipeline—identify untapped prospects, develop and implement cultivation plans.
  • Develop a strong knowledge of Audubon’s conservation priorities at local, regional, national, and / or international levels as needed.
  • Stay up-to-date on current trends in corporate and foundation giving.
  • Assists with other departmental projects and related work as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required as well as at least eight years of progressive fundraising experience and a track record of securing five and six-figure gifts. An equivalent combination of education and work experience will be considered.
  • Strong writer with proven ability to develop high-level, compelling proposals; ability to quickly synthesize complex ideas and align them with funder priorities.
  • Persuasive communicator with excellent presentation and listening skills and can effectively marshal support for ideas.
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter with strong organizational, team leadership, and time-management skills. Highly motivated, energetic, and enthusiastic.
  • Team player with natural affinity for building close, effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Must be good with numbers and comfortable with budgets and financials.
  • Outstanding stewardship and relationship management skills (not afraid to ask for money and undeterred from hearing “no”).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; knowledge of Salesforce is a plus.
  • Commitment to further Audubon’s efforts to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.
    Interest in, understanding of, and commitment to conservation and the mission of National Audubon Society.

This position is represented by the Communication Workers of America (CWA).

How To Apply


Washington D.C.

Strategy Officer, Innovation and Discovery, Lumina Foundation

The Organization

A Stronger Nation

Society’s need for talent has never been more urgent. The nation needs at least 60 percent of adults to have a college degree, certificate, industry-recognized certification, or other credential of value by 2025.

A Stronger Nation

Society’s need for talent has never been more urgent. The nation needs at least 60 percent of adults to have a college degree, certificate, industry-recognized certification, or other credential of value by 2025.

To get there, we are working with business, community, education, and government leaders to restructure education and training systems that have granted exceptional opportunities to some while leaving many Black, Hispanic, Latino, and Native American adults behind.

Position Overview

Lumina Foundation Position Summary

Job Title: Strategy Officer, Innovation and Discovery

Department: Innovation and Discovery

Reports to: Strategy Director, Innovation and Discovery

FLSA Status: Exempt

Location: Washington, DC. Employees spend two working days in the office each week.

Compensation: $95,920-$108,000 (final offer commensurate with experience)

Benefits: Include, but are not limited to Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), 6% employer match for 401(k), Pension, Vacation and Sick Time, Paid Leave, 100% Employer Paid Group Life, Long-term Disability and Commuter Benefits.


The Strategy Officer, Innovation and Discovery, works with the Director and senior leadership to explore new issue areas and ways of working to inform both current and future strategy at Lumina. Promoting postsecondary access and attainment and centering racial equity and justice remain core to Lumina’s identity – and, through Innovation and Discovery (I&D), we are developing new work on the societal benefits of increased attainment to respond to the question, ‘education for what?’ I&D provides dedicated organizational capacity in three areas:

1. Monitor the broader societal, economic, and political context for our work and identify for leadership potential disruptions and systemic risks that may affect Lumina’s ability to achieve its mission or to deliver on strategic priorities.

2. Incubate new ideas and solutions to risks prioritized by leadership, including through early-stage strategy development to include grantmaking and other forms of investment, partner support, thought leadership, and network development.

3. Launch the most promising incubated ideas to other portfolios at Lumina and to others outside Lumina when they reach an appropriate level of relevance and maturity.

The I&D team works closely with colleagues across the Foundation to identify and implement innovative ideas that bridge our current strategic work and our possible future directions.

The Officer must be highly adaptable and willing to take risks and learn along the way, including developing expertise in new areas that emerge as priorities for the Foundation. Ideally, the Officer will have interest and experience related to democracy, community building, and/or climate and sustainability. The Officer should also have baseline knowledge of the current higher education landscape and efforts to promote credential attainment.

At Lumina, how we approach the work is as important as what we accomplish. Candor, collaboration, and connection are the organization’s core values and everyone at Lumina strives to live these values through their words and actions.

The Role

Commitment to Racial Justice and Equity · Advance Lumina’s commitment to ending systemic racism and barriers to learning beyond high school for Black, Latino, and Native American individuals

  • Identify opportunities for I&D to promote racial and ethnic diversity in hiring, contracting, grantmaking, inclusive decision-making, and achieving fair and just outcomes.
  • Effectively communicate Lumina’s commitment to racial equity to internal and external partners.

Portfolio Design and Management

  • Manage an assigned portfolio of grants and contracts through the lifecycle, encouraging relationships and collaboration among partners and communicating lessons learned to internal and external audiences.
  • Collaborate with the Director on ways to support, enhance, or pivot in strategy.
  • Leverage existing relationships and cultivate new partnerships to inform I&D portfolio development.
  • Research and increase awareness of key issues and players in the field to assess how the portfolio can be enhanced.

Integration and Collaboration

  • Serve as a key internal resource for sharing insights from I&D’s work, including building out a plan for knowledge sharing, writing memos and developing presentations, participating in briefings for leadership, and connecting with colleagues through formal and informal channels.
  • Collaborate in an intentional and forward-thinking way with colleagues across the organization to maximize the impact of the Foundation’s resources.
  • Identify opportunities to bridge I&D efforts with priorities of other Lumina portfolios and external partners.
  • Consistently engage the Director for feedback, guidance, and alignment.

External Representative and Thought Leadership

  • Represent Lumina in various external settings, occasionally through speaking opportunities, and share highlights and opportunities identified during those events with the Director and other colleagues.
  • Clearly articulate and champion I&D efforts to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to op-eds, reports, talking points, and other written pieces that advance the Foundation’s strategic efforts related to I&D.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to plan and execute convenings, meetings, and conferences of I&D partners and other key stakeholders.

Strategy Analysis and Synthesis

  • Analyze and synthesize information across various sources and share insights with the Director and executive team members.
  • Use critical thinking skills to extract key lessons from past and current work to shape and inform future work.
  • Convey Lumina’s key messages clearly and compellingly and provide feedback to colleagues on linking I&D with other Foundation priorities.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent mix of experience and expertise.
  • At least three (3) years of experience, preferably in the areas of higher education, democracy, community building, climate/sustainability, nonprofit, public, or philanthropic sectors.
  • Knowledge of the current higher education landscape and efforts to promote credential attainment.
  • Demonstrated success in influencing, affecting, and implementing change, or some other mix of relevant skills and experience is preferred.

Skills, Competencies, and Characteristics

  • Ability to learn quickly and connect learning to ongoing conversations related to the assigned body of work.
  • Ability to demonstrate how best to use the Foundation’s resources to ensure the policies and practices envisioned in the current Strategic Plan align with Lumina’s learning and credentialing principles.
  • Ability to make decisions in concert with others without complete information and thrive in an outcomes-oriented, continuously evolving work environment where thinking beyond the curve is encouraged.
  • Project management skills with demonstrated ability to execute, follow through on commitments, set priorities, and manage time and resources well.
  • Experience with diverse networks that support efforts to produce systemic change.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate accurately, effectively, and in ways appropriate to different audiences.
  • Strong writing skills, with the ability to synthesize different sources of information and help connect the Foundation’s work to broader societal issues.
  • Ability to manage internal and external constituents, projects, and budgets.
  • · Analytical, problem-solving, and research abilities and an ability to coordinate with researchers and program evaluators.
  • Capable of applying adaptive problem-solving skills in response to unforeseen challenges and new assignments.
  • Flexibility to manage changing and multiple requests.
  • Ability to work collegially and diplomatically across the organization and audience groups, with an ability to listen and resolve conflicts.
  • Sound judgment in handling sensitive or confidential information.
  • Ability to use technology effectively, including Microsoft Office 365 products such as Excel, Outlook, Word, and Teams, as well as the Fluxx grants and contracts database.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Work is performed in an office environment, mostly sedentary.
  • Extensive use of various forms of technology.
  • Travels 10-20%, including overnight stays.

This Position Summary is only a summary of the typical job functions, not an exhaustive list of all possible responsibilities, and may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

To apply to this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating your interest in the position to Human Resources via email at careers@luminafoundation.org. Please use the subject- Strategy Officer, Innovation and Discovery_ FirstNameLastName.

How To Apply

To apply to this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating your interest in the position to Human Resources via email at careers@luminafoundation.org. Please use the subject- Strategy Officer, Innovation and Discovery_ FirstNameLastName.

Denver, CO

Grants Team Manager, Walton Family Foundation

The Organization

About the Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. Three generations of the descendants of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, and their spouses, work together to lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. To learn more, visit waltonfamilyfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Walton Family Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Position Overview

Position: Grants Team Manager

Department: Grants Management

Reporting to: Director of Grants Management and Operations

Location: Denver, CO

Walton Enterprises has an opening on the Walton Family Foundation Legal team seeking a skilled, highly motivated, and entrepreneurial individual to join the team as Grants Team Manager.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization to foster an environment where all associates THRIVE and belong. We do this by creating:

  • a culture committed to continuous learning that recognizes and values differences
  • an environment of respect and connection to learn from the richness of identities, experiences, and perspectives
  • fair access for all to opportunities for growth and advancement

About the Position

This position is for a grants management professional with at least 5 years of experience. Ideally, you will have a working knowledge of the legal rules that apply to tax-exempt organizations, specifically private foundations. This role manages the WFF Grants Management team.

  • Oversee and develop the WFF Grants Management team of 4-6 associates
  • Play a key role in continuously improving grants management processes, resources, and capabilities to inform opportunities for greater efficiency and efficacy; ensure processes are documented and up to date
  • Partner with colleagues and other departments to better collect and reflect grant data in reporting and tax returns
  • Support WFF in maintaining up-to-date processes and policy and documentation
  • Help train associates on WFF grant processes and policies as well as relevant IRS regulations relevant to private foundation grantmaking
  • Maintain grantmaking templates (e.g., application, agreement letters, reporting); partner with Legal, Technology and other key stakeholders to update as needed.
  • Inform and help to implement requirements for software systems to support grants management
  • Serve as a resource on IRS regulations and other Federal and state laws applicable to grantmaking
  • Serve on / coordinate WFF-wide Effective Grantmaking Group

Who we are looking for

Qualifications required for your success

  • 5+ years of grants management experience with a deep understanding of grants processes and related financial and compliance issues, with a very strong preference for private foundation-related grantmaking experience
  • At least 2 years of staff management experience, including proven track record in staff development
  • Knowledge and experience with grants management systems, data tracking, and reporting
  • Proven organization and planning/time management skills; ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual skills
  • Highly collaborative, hands-on leadership style and track record
  • Strong understanding of IRS rules and regulations governing private foundations

Additional Helpful Experience Includes

  • Knowledge about IRS lobbying and campaign intervention rules is a plus.
  • Change management, process improvement, and stakeholder engagement experience.

Personal attributes that support your success

  • You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
  • You are results-oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
  • A lifelong learner who is inquisitive and solves problems with bold thinking and innovation
  • A visionary who plans with imagination and wisdom
  • You are dedicated to achieving excellence and working with others to tackle the tasks at hand

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement and background check. In addition, you must provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.

Salary Range: $110,000-$140,000

Benefits Information: We offer a comprehensive and generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401 (k) retirement plan, and paid time off.

*This information is provided to comply with Colorado Law

How To Apply


Indianapolis, IN

Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana

The Organization

Founded in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation’s foremost guardian of liberty, defending individual rights and enhancing and preserving liberties that are guaranteed in the U.S. and Indiana Constitutions and civil rights laws. The ACLU is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and dedicated to defending and protecting the individual rights and personal freedoms of all. In Indiana, the ACLU was established in 1953 as the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of Indiana (ACLU-IN) adopted its current name in 2006.

Through advocacy, education, and litigation, the attorneys, advocates, and volunteers work to preserve and promote civil liberties including the freedom of speech, the right to privacy, reproductive freedom, and equal treatment under the law. The ACLU-IN stands in defense of the rights of women and minorities, workers, students, immigrants, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, and others who have seen bias and bigotry threaten the rights afforded to all of us in this country by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Position Overview

The ACLU-IN seeks a courageous, strategic, collaborative, and visionary leader with a record of success. This individual will bring a modern framework of leadership characterized by an ability to enthusiastically articulate the agency’s mission and values to garner wide community support, enhance the reputation of the organization, build and support coalitions aligned with the mission, and support a high-functioning and professional team.

The ACLU-IN seeks a person with a minimum of ten years of senior leadership experience. They will possess demonstrated fundraising and communications skills and strong financial and business acumen. Leadership experience both on civil liberties issues and in nonprofit management is preferred.

  • Leadership and Management: The candidate should have knowledge of effective practices in the leadership and management of civil legal services and/or policy and advocacy.
  • Communications: The qualified candidate will be a relationship builder who demonstrates an ability to communicate and collaborate with a broad and diverse spectrum of stakeholders.
  • Coalition Building: The Executive Director has the ability to convene diverse groups of individuals and organizations across the political spectrum, faith communities, corporations, and marginalized communities in support of civil liberties issues of concern in Indiana, and try to build consensus.
  • Fund Development: A track record of achievement in developing multiple sources of revenues is expected, along with a demonstrated focus and achievement in long-term sustainability.
  • Business & Finance: This leader will ensure effective and efficient business operations, including oversight of finance and administration.
  • Board of Directors Relations: This individual will develop, maintain, and support a strong and diverse Board of Directors.

The salary range for this position annually is between $155,000 and $185,000. ACLU of Indiana offers a comprehensive package of benefits that includes paid vacation, sick leave, FICA, health insurance, Teledoc, dental Insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, and employer contributions to employee’s Health Savings Account and 401k.

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction, as soon as possible, to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://apptrkr.com/4436705 Click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). For more information about the ACLU-IN, visit https://www.aclu-in.org/

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