San Diego, CA

Director of Programs, The Conrad Prebys Foundation

The Organization


The Conrad Prebys Foundation

The mission of the Conrad Prebys Foundation is to create an inclusive, equitable, and dynamic future for all San Diegans.

The Foundation advances excellence and shared opportunity through investments in groundbreaking institutions, ideas, and people so that in San Diego more people are financially secure, healthy and empowered, communities are more uplifted and connected, and the institutions and systems that serve the region can offer equitable access to opportunity. The Foundation invests in four program areas: visual and performing arts, medical research, healthcare, and youth success, and also pays attention to the impact of its work on climate, the region’s character as a border region and advancing a shared vision for San Diego.

The Foundation is the largest independent private foundation in San Diego County, with $1+B in assets. The Foundation gave $94 million in grants from 2020 – 2022. Over the next two years, the Foundation expects to grant a similar amount and pilot mission-driven impact investments of another $100 million over the next decade.

​The Foundation is at a pivotal and exciting point in its evolution and has launched a new impact strategy. The strategy is designed as a three-year learning plan, during which time the Foundation will deepen its relationships in, and understanding of, community across its four program areas and clarify its role and approach to impact. The Foundation’s approach will therefore place a priority on learning and adaptation over the next three years. The Foundation will co‐create grants with partners in the community that align with the Foundation’s issue area goals. This will entail an ongoing grantmaking process rather than set grant cycles. The Foundation will use many different grantmaking tools as appropriate, including open applications, requests for proposals, invitation‐only processes, and community-led grantmaking.

The Foundation currently has a staff of 12, and, as it leans heavily into following the wisdom and expertise within San Diego communities, expects to grow to approximately 22 individuals by December. The organization is expanding its team to engage with the community based on the belief that the best grantmaking emerges from close partnerships and a commitment to shared learning. A robust and grounded team will make those partnerships thrive.

Position Overview

The Opportunity

The Conrad Prebys Foundation is seeking an experienced, equity-driven senior grantmaker to serve as its inaugural Director of Programs. The ideal candidate has substantive senior-level experience working in foundation/s developing and leading innovative grantmaking programs. The Director should have: 1) an outstanding track record as an empowering team manager during periods of dynamic growth; 2) strategic, entrepreneurial and highly relational skills; and 3) passion gained through lived experience and/or work with communities served by the Foundation. Experience or knowledge of San Diego’s diverse communities and issues is helpful. Previous experience working directly in grantmaking for a foundation is required. This is a consequential and exciting time to join the Foundation given the launch of a three-year period of learning, growth and evolution as an organization.

The Director will have responsibility for the vision, strategic development and implementation of grantmaking and other impact programs to advance the Foundation’s goals. The Director will serve as a team and organizational leader bringing new perspectives, energy, and approaches to the work of the Foundation. The Director will 1) operationalize the Foundation’s strategy and evolution; 2) design programs and grantmaking initiatives; 3) manage, build and support a growing Programs team to support deeper impact; 4) work in close partnership with the Director of Learning and Director of Communications to implement the grantmaking agenda within the Foundation’s impact strategy; and 5) model the Foundation’s values as a leader, with equity at the center, and ensure these values are translated to practices and cultural norms across the Foundation.

The Director will work in close partnership with and report to the Chief Impact Officer. The position is based at Foundation headquarters in San Diego, CA.

Key Responsibilities

The Director of Program’s key responsibilities are:

Operationalize the Foundation’s Strategic Plan

  • Translate the Foundation’s strategic plan into team and initiative strategies and manage the resources required to meet grantmaking objectives.
  • Develop a collaborative, cross-functional, and integrated Programs plan at all levels within the Foundation, identifying cross-issue opportunities and ensuring collaboration and synthesis with the Programs team.
  • Operationalize the program plan, including staffing, culture, and capacity building.
  • Develop a community engagement strategy and guide Program staff’s time and engagement to ensure deep and authentic relationships.
  • Support the Chief Impact Officer and Chief Executive Officer’s external presence in the community.
  • Support a learning agenda in partnership with the Director of Learning and Chief Impact Officer to deepen the Foundation’s understanding of impact in San Diego and the role it can play.
  • Partner with the Chief Impact Officer and Director of Learning to advance Board learning, including identifying networks, individuals, content, and themes.

Build and Grow a Team

  • Build the Programs team through effective hiring, coaching, and management to support implementation of the Foundation’s recently approved strategic plan.
  • Set priorities, allocate resources, and foster development of needed skills among team members.
  • Ensure effective project management of multiple, simultaneous grantmaking initiatives, including timelines and deliverables.

Operationalize Foundation Values in Grantmaking

  • Model the Foundation’s values as a leader, with equity at the center, and ensure these are translated to practices and cultural norms across the Foundation, with specific accountability for the Program team.
  • Define a Foundation point of view on grantmaking practices; ensure commitment to collaboration; demonstrate appropriate urgency, reflection and learning as the Foundation connects to, amplifies, and provides resources for impactful community efforts.
  • Partner with Operations and Finance on developing grantmaking processes – including grants administration, budgeting, and data – that reflect Foundation values.
  • Forecast and ensure adequate coverage for strategic grantmaking priorities internally and externally.


The Foundation recognizes that a person’s skills and competencies can be acquired in myriad ways, including via life experience. Key qualifications include:

  • Grantmaking leadership and track record. Demonstrated experience developing and implementing effective, equity-oriented grantmaking programs. Deep knowledge of the field of philanthropy with a focus on strategic, trust-based philanthropy and participatory grantmaking.
  • Grantmaking operations expertise. A track record of directing and managing grants and program investments in creative and impactful ways and partnering closely with other funders and community organizations. A nuanced understanding and depth of expertise in philanthropic strategy, operations, processes, as well as knowledge of larger issues and trends in the field, is a plus.
  • Strategic planning skills. Strong strategic planning skills, intellectual capacity and curiosity. Experience with building impact strategies and programs from the ground up is a plus. Able to listen deeply, develop shared vision and agreed-upon paths forward, and then move ideas to action. Willing to take risks and push the boundaries of philanthropy to meet community needs in creative ways.
  • Empowering team builder and leader. A track record as successful team builder and leader, skilled in facilitative and collaborative management; committed to cultivating the growth of individuals and teams; able to provide and take honest feedback and reflection. Experience in change management and organizational development is helpful.
  • Intersectional approach and philosophy. Experience using and leading with evidence-based philanthropic practice; applying an intersectional analysis; and utilizing tools to examine processes, practices, policies and structures. Track record of successful project management and stakeholder engagement.
  • San Diego knowledge and experience. A deep knowledge of and passion for the institutions, ideas, and people that comprise San Diego’s unique and diverse communities, issues and opportunities is desirable. A track record and credibility in equity-focused community-based work across a broad range of relevant issues. Experience with place-based philanthropy, specifically in San Diego, is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least 7 years of relevant professional experience within a nonprofit, philanthropic, strategy consulting or other mission-driven organization. Strong preference for senior leaders with 10+ years of professional experience.

Personal Characteristics and Values

  • Excitement around the opportunity to transform philanthropy at large and in San Diego specifically.
  • Able to synthesize complex ideas across multiple content areas, with an appreciation for the intersections among issues.
  • Able to translate strategic priorities into high-quality deliverables by working both independently and in coordination with team members.
  • Able to think and work in an integrated, strategic way across the organization, appreciative of how one’s own function and needs connect to the broader organizational strategy and priorities.
  • Able to make decisions and operate successfully in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Comfort with emergence, adaptation, ability to hold ideas lightly and pivot when needed.
  • High emotional intelligence and excellent listening skills.
  • Business maturity, optimistic, joyful and humble.

Compensation and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Offers are based on the candidate’s years of experience and the Foundation’s practice of upholding salary equity within the Foundation. The salary range for the position is $185,000 to $206,000. Highlights of the Foundation’s excellent benefits package include fully funded health, dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents, and a retirement plan with immediate vesting, 1:1 match and profit sharing, among other benefits.

Work Environment
The Director of Programs position is located in San Diego; the option to be based elsewhere is not available. The Foundation team currently observes a hybrid workplace model with plans to move into a permanent office location in San Diego in the near future.

The Foundation follows all California and San Diego regulations and ordinances related to COVID-19. Further, the Foundation adheres to CDC guidelines in determining in-office and onsite protocols in cases of employee exposure.

The Conrad Prebys Foundation is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, disability, whistleblower status, or any other category protected by state or federal law.  The Foundation strongly encourages people with traditionally marginalized identities to apply.

Application Process

Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC, in strategic partnership with Gumbs + Partners, has been retained to conduct this search. To apply: Please submit a resume and substantive cover letter highlighting interest, relevant experience and values-alignment to: Lauren I. Gumbs, Strategic Partner, Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC, via email,

Philadelphia, PA

Senior Vice President of Learning, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

The Organization

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia is a growing membership organization that brings together nearly 120 philanthropic organizations from across Greater Philadelphia. Its mission is to strengthen philanthropy to create a vibrant, resilient, and equitable region. The Network is comprised of prominent national grantmakers, family foundations, community foundations, public charities, and giving circles. These members invest over $500 million annually in organizations and programs addressing education, economic opportunity, community development, arts and culture, the environment, and more.

Position Overview

A new President joined in Fall, 2022 and is charged with actualizing these values in the organization’s work and in the work of its members.  Philanthropy Network strives to meet the needs of its members by providing knowledge of the region, insight into different types of philanthropy, and community engagement. The Network further supports its members and their work by leveraging resources and working collaboratively on social issues.   By documenting processes, outcomes, and learning, the Philanthropy Network seeks to strengthen connections across the philanthropic, health, human services, economic, education, environmental, arts and culture, gender justice, policy, and other spheres throughout the region.  The annual SPARX Conference, communities of practice, member gatherings, learning cohorts, and a wealth of educational materials and programs are at the heart of the success of this learning organization.  The Network aims to influence funder practice across the Philadelphia region and beyond through these efforts.  Philanthropy Network continues to adapt to changing conditions to co-create and advance new societal possibilities.

The SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF LEARNING will build a comprehensive learning strategy for the Philanthropy Network and its members to advance a more inclusive and equitable way of practicing philanthropy.  The Senior Vice President of Learning will leverage the power of narrative and storytelling to engage members and enhance the impact of their giving.

How To Apply

Please go to for more details and directions on how to apply.

Baltimore, MD (hybrid)

Development Specialist, Maryland Humanities

Our Mission

Maryland Humanities creates and supports bold experiences that explore and elevate our shared stories to connect people, enhance lives, and enrich communities.

Our Vision

We envision a Maryland where the humanities are understood as central to everyday life because they help us reflect on the past, understand the present, and shape the future. The result will be a state where thoughtful and informed Marylanders are committed to a lifetime of learning that invigorates and strengthens our democracy through an open-minded exchange of ideas.

Our Values: We believe in:

  • The invaluable knowledge and skills the humanities offer, promoting rigorous thinking and challenging people to consider complex issues, new ideas, and alternative points of view.
  • The power of the humanities to enrich lives, building thoughtful, engaged communities.
  • A community of belonging, celebrating and embracing each authentic self, lived experience, identity, and idea.
  • A strong, equitable Maryland, valuing democracy, collaboration, learning, and leading.

Position Overview

The Development Specialist is an important part of Maryland Humanities’ (MH) advancement efforts and serves as a key member of the MH team. They will support efforts at growing and fostering corporate, foundation, and individual support. They will actively incorporate MH’s equity and inclusion lens in all the work that they do.

The Development Specialist reports to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with MH Staff to understand the needs of the organization and contribute to resource growth to meet those needs.

Salary Range: $56,000-$62,000
FLSA Status: Exempt; Permanent; Full-time (35 hours/week)
Reports to: Executive Director
Working Conditions: This is a hybrid position with at least 1 day per week at Maryland Humanities’ office in Baltimore City
Supervisory Responsibilities: None


• Research and identify private and family foundations, corporate foundations, and other grant opportunities that align with the organization’s mission and funding needs
• Write and submit grant proposals and letters of inquiry in a clear, compelling, and timely manner in collaboration with program staff and other stakeholders
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of grant proposals, reports, and communications with funders
• Managing deliverables of sponsorship and donor benefits, including maintenance of acknowledgement on website and social media platforms
• Managing customer relationship management (CRM) database, eTapestry, incl. gift processing and acknowledgment; preparing queries and exports for solicitation; preparing donor reports; data integrity; etc.
• Preparing batch reports to ensure accuracy and reconciliation of gift management
• Preparing and processing bulk mailings in collaboration with requesting staff members
• Stay current with trends and best practices in grant writing and philanthropy to enhance the organization’s grant-seeking strategies

Required Skills/Abilities:

• Experience in non-profit fundraising or grant writing with demonstrated success in securing grants from private foundations, corporations, or other funding sources
• Demonstrated initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote equity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness, and an understanding of systems of oppression and their impact on community
• Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, with the ability to articulate the organization’s mission and funding needs in a clear and compelling manner
• Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively
• The ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

Preferred Skills/Abilities:

• Skilled in examining and re-engineering program operations and procedures
• Familiarity with or excitement around community-centric fundraising or the application of a racial equity lens to development efforts
• Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) databases such as eTapestry or similar software, including gift processing, query preparation, and donor report generation
• Commitment to Maryland Humanities’ mission, vision, and values (see

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

• Maryland Humanities offices are located in Baltimore, MD. The Development Specialist will be expected to be on site at least once per week. Maryland Humanities staff meet in person at least 1 day per month.
• Prolonged periods of sitting and working on a computer

What we are offering

• The annual salary for this position is $56,000-$62,000.
• 35 hour work week with flexible scheduling.
• Employees are eligible for employer-provided health and dental insurance coverage (two plans offered, including one 100% employer paid), flex benefits, retirement (including a 4% employer contribution), monthly stipend to offset parking and/or work-from-home expenses, and annual funding for professional development.
• We have 21 days of vacation per year and 12 days of sick leave per year as well as access to advance and donated leave if needed
• 15 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays prorated for part time. Access to holiday exchange (i.e. observing Eid Al-Adha instead of Christmas)
• We offer a sabbatical with up to 6 weeks after five years of service and up to 10 weeks after 10 or more years of service.
• Employees have access to Volunteer Time Off.
• We offer Extended Family and Medical Leave of 12 weeks with additional eligibility for 4 weeks of a gradual return to work
• We traditionally close the offices at the end of the year, Dec 24–Jan 1.

How To Apply

To be considered for the role, we require that you submit your résumé along with responses to the following 2 prompts. Please limit your responses to 1 page.

1) Provide a summary of your experience with grant writing and/or fundraising. If you do not have prior experience, please share which skills and/or education you possess that are applicable to this position.
2) Provide your definition of racial equity and describe any experience you have in promoting equity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness into your work.

We believe that the responses to these questions will give us a better understanding of your qualifications for the role, as well as your alignment with our organization’s values. We appreciate your time and effort in providing this information.

Please email materials to with the subject line as “Development Specialist;” no phone calls please. For best consideration, applications are due by June 8, 2023. Search will remain open until filled.

No one candidate will be perfect for this job. The skills and experience needed to be successful in this job exist on a spectrum. Frequently cited statistics show that candidates with disabilities, BIPOC candidates, women, and members of marginalized and/or systematically excluded groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Maryland Humanities is happy to leave that statistic in the past. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. Please just apply.

Baltimore, MD

Senior Associate, Evidence-Based Practice Group, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Organization

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to building a brighter future for millions of children, youth and young adults by improving educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The Foundation’s work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity because children, youth and young adults need all three to succeed. Casey advances research and solutions to overcome barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision-makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.

At Casey, you will find a dynamic environment with staff of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share a deep commitment to advancing the Foundation’s mission. Casey staff also have flexible schedules, including a hybrid workweek, to support a healthy work-life balance.

Position Overview

The Foundation is seeking a senior-level professional to play a lead role in the Foundation’s application of implementation science strategies and tools to develop and effectively deliver scalable practice models, grounded in evidence, that advance the Foundation’s mission of improving well-being and opportunity for children, youth and communities.

As a senior associate, you will: 

  • manage the provision of strategic technical assistance to program staff and grantee partners for the utilization of tools, products and protocols developed within the field of implementation science to support adoption and adaptation of proven and promising programs and practices that contribute to building an evidence base for Casey’s work;
  • provide content expertise on culturally responsive evidence-based program (EBP) development, implementation, program fidelity monitoring and engagement strategies, with a particular emphasis on achieving positive and equitable outcomes among underserved populations;
  • work with the director to refine the implementation science portfolio strategy based on lessons learned, including the identification of new partners and grantees; and
  • promote the Foundation’s focus on evidence-based practice and the application of implementation science, communicating information to policymakers, target communities, providers, Foundation staff and the general public.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A master’s degree, at a minimum, in a human services field, public policy, social science or related discipline
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a government agency, community-based nonprofit organization, education institution or research and evaluation entity developing, monitoring and/or delivering programs and practices to close racial and ethnic equity gaps in achieving well-being for youth, families and communities
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance aimed at strengthening practitioners’ strategy development, stakeholder collaboration and program implementation, and ability to troubleshoot service delivery models and methods to achieve desired results
  • Knowledge of implementation science research, tools and strategies and track record in using research, data and evaluation in an equitable manner
  • Experience working with target populations that could benefit from evidence-based programs and practices and/or experience with building provider capacity to engage target populations.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing how your background and experience make you a good candidate for this role. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. Read the full job description and apply online at

Philadelphia, PA

Senior Vice President of Data, Knowledge, and Accountability, Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

The Organization

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia is a growing membership organization that brings together nearly 120 philanthropic organizations from across Greater Philadelphia. Its mission is to strengthen philanthropy to create a vibrant, resilient, and equitable region. The Network is comprised of prominent national grantmakers, family foundations, community foundations, public charities, and giving circles. These members invest over $500 million annually in organizations and programs addressing education, economic opportunity, community development, arts and culture, the environment, and more.

Position Overview

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia (Philanthropy Network) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Senior Vice President of Data, Knowledge, and Accountability (SVP-DKA) to join this philanthropic partnership organization. The SVP-DKA will:

  1. Develop a robust multi-year agenda to define and measure key performance indicators highlighting ways Philanthropy Network members are using various tools of philanthropy to create an equitable region, using qualitative and quantitative indicators.
  2. Define an ongoing documentation framework for Philanthropy Network members, implementing data collection methods to document and bolster the philanthropic sector’s capacity to advance intersectional equity.
  3. Advise members, public sector partners, academicians, and community leaders on evidence-based and effective equitable philanthropic practice.
  4. Develop data-sharing agreements, toolkits, and other resources as requested by members and communities of practice to enhance documentation, tracking, and accountability of the sector.
  5. Manage staff and lead special projects related to data and evaluation to support the Network’s broader impact goals as needed.

This is a new position.  The role is hybrid, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with in-person presence required three days each week and more frequently as needed.

How To Apply

Please go to for more information and how to apply.

Baltimore, MD

Senior Associate, Baltimore Civic Site, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Organization

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is dedicated to building a brighter future for millions of children and young people by improving educational, economic, social and health outcomes. The Foundation’s work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity because children and young people need all three to succeed. Casey advances research and solutions to overcome barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision-makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.

At Casey, you will find a dynamic environment with staff of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share a deep commitment to advancing the Foundation’s mission. Casey staff also have flexible schedules, including a hybrid workweek, to support a healthy work-life balance.

Position Overview

The Foundation is seeking a senior associate to manage and advance the Foundation’s education achievement and two-generation strategies for achieving results for children and families in Baltimore.

This role is a full-time, senior-level professional position reporting to the director, Baltimore Civic Site. This position is based in Baltimore, Md.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, education, public health or human services (advanced degree preferred)
  • Familiarity and experience working with Baltimore City stakeholders, including state and local public systems (with emphasis on Baltimore City Schools), funders, providers, anchor institutions, nonprofits, other institutional partners and diverse populations and institutions preferred
  • A minimum of five years of experience successfully managing large projects and/or bodies of work in the education achievement and/or two-generation field(s), as well as demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, building collaborative relationships, engaging internal and external stakeholders and developing strategies required.
  • Knowledge of public systems and community-based efforts in education, public health, childcare, early learning and the public policies that govern them

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing how your background and experience make you a good candidate for this role. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered.   Read the full job description and apply online at

Boston, MA

Deputy Vice President and Director of the Campaign for a Greater Boston, The Boston Foundation

The Organization


As Greater Boston’s community foundation, the Boston Foundation devotes its resources to building and sustaining a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone. Through grantmaking, donor and funder partnerships, and civic leadership work, we seek to address critical challenges, achieve high-impact philanthropy, and serve as a hub and center for information, where ideas are shared, levers for change are identified, and common agendas for the future are developed.

Established in 1915, the Boston Foundation has served as the major philanthropy for Boston and is one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, with more than $2.4B in total grantmaking to date and $1.5M in assets under management.

For more information on the Boston Foundation, please visit


The Deputy Vice President and Director of the Campaign for A Greater Boston (Deputy Vice President and Director) will join a dynamic team of fundraising professionals to collaboratively lead the first multi-year, comprehensive campaign at the Boston Foundation, tentatively titled, “Campaign for a Greater Boston.” The campaign will run from at least 2024 up to 2030, the 400th anniversary of Boston’s founding.

The Deputy Vice President and Director will be responsible for leading the collaborative development and implementation of our campaign plan, providing external- and internal-facing leadership to ensure its success. The campaign will focus on building the Foundation’s discretionary endowment, expanding the Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership, and growing alignment with Foundation goals within the wider donor community. With success in this campaign, the Boston Foundation will foster transformative community impact through priorities aligned with its new, equity-centered vision.

The Deputy Vice President will serve as a bridge-builder, identifying opportunities to deepen collaboration toward the Boston Foundation’s community impact goals. With a primary focus on external-facing relationships, they will build strong and authentic connections with donors, community members, and leaders, engaging and inspiring their support through compelling storytelling and thoughtful relationship-building.

The salary range for this role is $200,000 – $230,000, with a generous benefits package.

How To Apply

To view the full position description, please visit:


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Maureen Alphonse-Charles and Kirstin Griffiths of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials by or email Kirstin Griffiths directly at All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

The Boston Foundation believes that one of the great strengths of the Greater Boston community is the rich diversity of its residents in race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age and physical abilities. The Foundation seeks to enhance and support that diversity, not only by its grant making, but also by adopting and implementing employment policies and practices designed to recognize and respond to such diversity.

The Boston Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experience.

Greenville, SC

Major Gifts Officer for Parent Philanthropy, Furman University

The Organization

Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities.

In keeping with our commitment to equity and inclusion, domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits and faculty/staff affinity groups exist to offer support for faculty/staff that identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or Black/ African-American.

The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes:

Furman is located on traditional Cherokee land in Greenville, South Carolina, a racially and culturally diverse community that is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast. It has been ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. Greenville has a thriving downtown, excellent private and public schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” It is within a short driving distance of Asheville, Charlotte and Atlanta. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches are within easy reach.

Job Summary:

Major Gifts Officers are members of an ambitious Development division and have responsibility for a portfolio of 125-150 prospective major gift donors. Responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors within this portfolio. Objective is to raise $700,000+ annually from $40,000+ and $100,000+ solicitations utilizing effective donor engagement and solicitation strategy in working with Furman families.

Job Description:

Portfolio Management

  • Identifies, cultivates and solicits parents who are major gift prospects while maintaining strong ties between prospects and various University programs and departments using effective donor engagement and solicitation strategy
    • Collaborates with front line fundraising teams, the Associate Vice President, Vice President, and Director of Prospect Research in evaluating gift prospects and devising cultivation strategies.
    • Involves approximately 125 prospective donors in the life of the University whenever possible.
    • Keeps prospective donors informed about Furman with personal communications and contact.
    • Involves students, faculty and other staff in the cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors where deemed appropriate
    • Secures $700,000+ per year in total gift commitments, with more than $300,000 in annual operation support.  Annual production goals will be based on assigned portfolio.
  • Utilize dashboard tools in The Raisers Edge to efficiently plan and conduct portfolio work

Ambassador of the University

  • Along with Parent Philanthropy and Engagement team, serves as liaison between parents and the University
  • Maintains and creates relationships with campus partners to ensure knowledge on University happenings
  • Participate in and attend Furman events as required, including but not limited to Family Weekend, Parent and Family Council meetings, Bell Tower Ball, and Homecoming.

Professional Development

  • Pursues professional development to keep pace with demands for services and information; including maintaining up to date information about the department and University

Budget Management

  • Utilize online reporting to manage budget, enter receipts and track expenses
  • Use travel resources efficiently to maximize donor meetings with top prospects


  • Daily contact with members of own work unit and immediate supervisor to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information and suggestions related to mutual goals
  • Contact with volunteers to plan, coordinate, problem solve, present information and suggestions related to mutual goals
  • Frequent contact with potential donors to influence, motivate or persuade parties to obtain desired results
  • Contact with senior administration, Board of Trustees, Parent and Family Council and Alumni Board

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 4+ years of experience in related field
  • At least 3 years of fundraising or related experience with preference given to one who has worked with volunteers and donors on the college level
  • Proficiency with Blackbaud/Raisers Edge required
  • Proficiency with Plus Delta methodology, Discipline of Front Line Fundraising is strongly preferred
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills for interaction with parents, students and alumni of all ages
  • Must have strong organizational skills, follow-through and effective time management
  • Must maintain attention to detail
  • Must be a skilled communicator, both oral and written
  • Must be willing to work as a member of an energetic team
  • Must be willing to travel, including large volume of day trips and approximately two overnight trips per month
  • Must adhere to the stated principles of Development at Furman and acquire an appreciation for Furman’s history and aspirations as one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions
  • Successful track record reflecting the ability to secure broad-based financial support through volunteer network, direct mail, telemarketing and personal solicitation strategies; and to relate with ease to donors, prospective donors, and volunteers in a variety of settings.

Work Conditions:

  • Work is performed under usual office conditions
  • This position is approved for work performed on a hybrid schedule

How To Apply

Baltimore, MD

Associate Director of Leadership Giving, The St. Paul's Schools

The Organization 

Voted one of Baltimore’s top workplaces, the St. Paul’s Schools is a family of independent schools located in Brooklandville, Maryland. With more than 1,400 students from ages 6 weeks to grade 12, St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School (coed), St. Paul’s School for Boys, and St. Paul’s School for Girls share a 120-acre campus, an Episcopal affiliation, and a focus on developing confident, well-balanced students who will use their education and ethics to improve the world. In July 2018, the schools unified under the umbrella of The St. Paul’s Schools, with a single board of trustees and one president, but each school retains its individual traditions and its gender-specific programs. A coordinated structure allows The St. Paul’s Schools to preserve the small-school feel within each school while sharing resources and certain programs to maximize opportunities for students. With St. Paul’s unique model, boys and girls are taught together and separately at just the right times in their development.   Our school website is

Position Description

Reporting to the Executive Director of Advancement, the Associate Director of Leadership Giving is responsible for effective qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of constituents affiliated with The St. Paul’s Schools and capable of, or who have already made, annual, major, and planned gifts at the leadership level, defined as gifts of $10,000+ annually or $100,000+ over five years or through estate planning.

The Associate Director of Leadership Giving is a senior gift officer within The St. Paul’s Schools Advancement team. In partnership with members of the Advancement team and school leadership, the Associate Director of Leadership Giving is also responsible for supporting prioritized major and campaign fundraising initiatives. The position has no supervisory responsibilities and will be supported by the Schools’ advancement services staff.  This is a 12 month position.

Position Responsibilities  

  • In partnership with Advancement staff colleagues, participates in the development, management and effective implementation of campaign fundraising strategies, including the cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects for prioritized major and campaign projects.
  • Manages a personal portfolio of approximately 80-90 leadership donors and donor prospects capable of making major gifts of at least $100,000:
  • Conducts no fewer than 120 donor qualification, cultivation and/or stewardship meetings per year;
  • Submits no fewer than 20 major gift proposals per year;
  • Leads strategy for annual giving solicitation of managed prospects;
  • Documents all work with prospects accurately and quickly in the advancement database.
  • Supports the creation and execution of annual giving strategies for managed prospects as well as leadership annual giving donors generally, including related donor cultivation and solicitation of annual gifts at the leadership level.
  • Prepares Advancement staff colleagues, school leadership, and fundraising volunteers for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship visits.
  • Collaborates with Advancement staff colleagues to ensure the effective development of strong relationships among constituents and between constituents and the Schools, education of constituents about why philanthropic support is necessary and warranted, and communication of the Schools’ appreciation for and impact of contributions made by donors.
  • Collaborates with Advancement staff colleagues to plan and host selected on-campus events focused on donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Partners effectively as needed with the Schools’ Admissions, Communications & Marketing, Finance, and Facilities teams to achieve Advancement and institutional goals.
  • Participates in volunteer committee meetings as requested and appropriate.
  • Understands and promotes best practices in independent school fundraising, including CASE’s Statement of Ethics and Principals of Practice for Fundraising Professionals at Educational Institutions and AFP’s Code of Ethics and Donor Bill of Rights; and
  • Understands and embraces The St. Paul’s Schools mission, philosophy, and values, and, in partnership with the Executive Director of Advancement and Senior Director of Advancement, establishes a culture of teamwork, trust, collegiality, and accountability within the Advancement team.  

Key Qualifications  

  • Five or more years of advancement experience with a proven track record of major gift fundraising success.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Raiser’s Edge or equivalent software.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

In addition to specific job-related skills, the successful candidate must be a self-starter, team-oriented, collaborative, flexible in an ever-changing environment, and effective motivating colleagues and volunteers.

The St. Paul’s Schools are committed to creating a supportive learning environment where all individuals are valued for their unique contributions and are able to achieve their highest potential. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive environment is the best learning environment for our students and prepares them to live, work, and thrive in an increasingly global and multicultural community. We reject all prejudice, particularly those based on race, national and ethnic origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical characteristics.

As you know, COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. While COVID-19 is highly contagious, the School is taking precautions and implementing safety measures to prevent the spread. All members of the School community have a shared responsibility to support and comply with policies and protocols to protect the health and safety of our community. As an additional mitigation measure and to further aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the School is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All employees who intend to be employed at The St. Paul’s Schools will be required to provide documentation demonstrating that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Any employees who begin work with the School from July 1, 2022 onward will be required to provide documentation demonstrating that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within 60 days of their start date, unless they have been granted an exemption to this policy as an accommodation.

Full-time employees are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program which includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, vision, disability and 403(b).  Other supplemental benefits include free lunch, fitness center and tuition remission.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

How To Apply

Interested candidates can send their cover letter, resume and list of references to Shannon Duckett, Executive Director of Human Resources, at The St. Paul’s Schools is an equal opportunity employer.

Indianapolis, IN

Director, Community Solutions

About Us

Community Solutions is a small but powerful community development and public health consulting and technical assistance agency that impacts diverse communities such as neighborhoods, healthcare systems, human service providers, and foundations – to name a few. Our influence lies not in bricks and mortar, but in people, programs, organizations, and systems. We understand that any community can only succeed when its members have the tools, resources, strategies, and partnerships in place to allow them to be nimble, be bold, and be excellent. Community Solutions combines the unique talents of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds: public health, public system reform, fund development, public policy, human services, and non-profit management to achieve results for the people we serve.

Our team members come together with the common commitment to help organizations that serve diverse communities strengthen their work through organizational development, grassroots engagement, and collaborative problem-solving. We delight in the dual-directional learning that occurs between our team and the communities with which we work.

We specialize in:

  • Program/Organizational Development
  • Project Management
  • Evaluation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilitation/Convening
  • Fund Development/Grant Writing

Our Culture and Values

Community Solutions brings together individuals that each have significant expertise and experience to work collaboratively toward shared goals. While employees will have many opportunities to work on projects individually, most projects are shared among multiple team members. At Community Solutions, we know that we work better together and encourage everyone to continually engage co-workers as thought partners and collaborators. We aim to maintain a culture of mutual respect and understanding, autonomy, accountability, and growth. We consider each team member a piece of the Community Solutions puzzle and value their unique perspective and contribution to the work.

We hold space for all values, ideas, and beliefs. We hold each other accountable and expect team members to meet deadlines (both internal and external) with high quality products and services. Finally, we are committed to learning and growth at Community Solutions, both at the individual and organizational level, which will make us better consultants, community members, and people.

Our team values:

  • Accountability
  • Authenticity
  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Creativity
  • Equity and Anti-Racism
  • Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Reflection
  • Respect
  • Quality

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Community Solutions strongly encourages people from underrepresented groups to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


The Community Solutions office is located in downtown Indianapolis at 10 S. New Jersey, Indianapolis, IN 46204. This is not a remote position.


Community Solutions provides the following benefits:

  • $300 monthly tax-exempt stipend to cover healthcare premiums and other qualified expenses through a Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Account (QSEHRA)
  • Four-day work week (Monday-Thursday)
  • 28 PTO days per calendar year (includes holidays, sick, personal, and vacation time)
  • Voluntary retirement plan with 3% company match with no vesting period
  • $500 annual professional development allocation

Position Overview

Strong candidates for this position will have a passion for equity and evaluative learning – supporting colleagues and clients by using data to co-create change in communities. They will also be an experienced project manager and trusted teammate.


  • Integrate the Community Solutions Theory of Change into the work and into who we are at Community Solutions.
    • Prioritize equity and inclusion internally and externally.
    • Approach projects as opportunities to influence and shape practices in organizations, institutions, and systems for large scale cultural change.
    • Serve as a role model for Community Solutions team.
    • Represent Community Solutions to clients, partners, and the community.
  • Develop and implement project workplans.
    • Lead project teams in project-related tasks and activities and provide coaching and support to team members.
    • Ensure that all project deliverables are developed on time and are of high quality.
    • Convene project team members regularly to coordinate activities (document progress, action items, and next steps).
    • Identify potential challenges to successful project completion and work with appropriate members of the Community Solutions team to resolve.
    • Provide project status updates to full team.
  • Design and lead research projects in collaboration with team members and clients that employ applied research methods including:
    • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
    • Coordination, communication, and collaboration with research subjects, community members, and partners
    • Statistical and graphical analysis of data
    • Data visualization, summarization, and presentation
  • Collaborate with the leadership team in the guidance and oversight of key projects.
    • Provide regular project status updates to leadership team around progress, potential challenges, timelines, team performance, etc.
    • Identify and communicate opportunities to enhance collaboration and team performance on project implementation and organizational operations.
    • Work with the Vice President of Operations and the Vice President of Strategy to identify project team members, team member roles, and allocated hours.
    • Work with the Vice President of Operations to ensure that workplans are developed and project management tools and systems are used consistently.
    • Work with the Vice President of Strategy to support coaching and professional development of project team members.

It is expected that a Community Solutions Director will have:

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to create and manage work plans for complex projects.
  • Ability to lead collaborative project teams: delegate and oversee tasks, provide support and coaching to team members, and seek additional resources, guidance, or help for the team, as appropriate.
  • Proven expertise/experience working with diverse populations, informal leaders, grassroots community organizations.
  • Authentic respect for and ability to come into and work alongside community.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate the work of a diverse team of contractors and staff who are engaged in multiple components of a program in person and remotely.
  • Commitment to learning new things, sharing ideas and information with others, collaborating with diverse stakeholders, and appreciating that there are many ways of knowing and understanding the world around us.
  • Ability to ask insightful questions and develop and deploy strategies for answering them.
  • Critical and creative thinking to be able to contribute meaningfully and/or lead the design and implementation of research projects.
  • Competency in and experience using software and tools commonly used in research activities (e.g., statistical analysis, geospatial analysis, analytics/visualization/business intelligence, data collection tools).
  • Demonstrated experience in social research, participatory action research, program evaluation, performance management, or related fields.
  • Strong facilitation skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfort with virtual platforms and communication structures.
  • A strong work ethic and a sense of accountability to our team members, clients, and communities impacted by our work.
  • Ability to adapt in the moment. Our clients come from dynamic, ever-changing environments and we must be able to be flexible to meet their needs.

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter, including your salary requirements, and resume to Sarah Ziegler ( by Sunday, June 18th.

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