Menlo Park, CA

Data Officer, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Organization – William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Established in 1967, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation invests in creative thinkers and problem solvers working to ensure that people, communities, and the planet can flourish. Together with their partners, they are harnessing society’s collective capacity to solve our toughest problems — from the existential threat of climate change to persistent and pervasive inequities, to attacks on democracy itself. A nonpartisan philanthropy, the Hewlett Foundation has made grants in the U.S. and globally for nearly six decades based on an approach that emphasizes long-term support, collaboration, and trust. Learn more at

Position Overview

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation invites applications and nominations for its inaugural Data Officer to join the Grantmaking, Learning, and Operations (GLO) team. Established in 1967, the foundation invests in creative thinkers and problem solvers working to ensure that people, communities, and the planet can flourish. Together with their partners, they are harnessing society’s collective capacity to solve our toughest problems — from the existential threat of climate change to persistent and pervasive inequities, to attacks on democracy itself. A nonpartisan philanthropy, the Hewlett Foundation has made grants in the U.S. and globally for nearly six decades based on an approach that emphasizes long-term support, collaboration, and trust. Learn more at

The Data Officer will be joining the foundation at an exciting inflection point in its history as it implements the learnings spurred by the continuing pandemic and the national reckoning with racial justice awareness that coalesced around the summer of 2020. The Data Officer will be joining a team that has been reimagined into a foundation-wide resource for ensuring that equity and transparency remain the centerpiece of their grantmaking efforts. With a focus on increasing the foundation’s “collective smartness” through effective utilization of grants data, the Data Officer will partner with GLO team members and collaborate across the foundation to implement a strategy for grants data collection and analysis. The Data Officer will report to the Director, Grantmaking, Learning, and Operations.

The salary range for this role is $135,000 – $165,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Salary offers are based on a candidate’s years of experience and the foundation’s practice of maintaining salary equity.


In early 2021, the Grants Management department was relaunched as the Grantmaking, Learning, and Operations (GLO) team, incorporating responsibility for collating and disseminating insights and learnings from their own work, and from around the foundation, into opportunities to drive process improvements that maintains equity and transparency in their grantmaking efforts. The team is in a continuous learning posture, utilizing their unique vantage point across the organization as embedded partners with programmatic teams and collaborators with administrative functions to facilitate the grantmaking process and achieve foundation goals.

The GLO team plays a pivotal role in all grantmaking activities and has a valued voice in all aspects of the foundation’s work, from developing tools and processes to implementing systems and advancing promising practices through training. The team designs systems to interact with grantees, manages the grant lifecycle, aggregates information, analyzes data, and shares learnings across the foundation. Working on every program and on every grant, the GLO team is a critical partner and respected resource in the management and implementation of program strategies, serving as thought partners and catalysts for innovation.

GLO led the process of launching a new Salesforce Grants Management System (GMS) and remains in deep collaboration with the IT team to continue the refinement and rollout of it. A set of values drove the process and design principles, including: leveraging collaboration and mutual respect in grant practice, transparency and learning for both staff and grantees, and supporting lean Hewlett Foundation staffing with simple and flexible procedures. In addition, an integral part of the design considerations for the new GMS was a focus on equity for grantees and staff.


Reporting to Marcus McGrew, the Director of Grantmaking, Learning, and Operations, the Data Officer will be joining the foundation in a new role at an exciting time in its history. In addition to the search for their next president, the foundation has joined with other leading philanthropies to launch BuildUS, a pooled fund to accelerate America’s transition toward a worker-centered, cleaner, and more equitable economy. These developments, in conjunction with the foundation’s robust grantmaking efforts across eight programmatic areas will provide the Data Officer with the opportunity to drive organizational strategy on grants data utilization, while partnering with individual programs and their embedded Grant Officers to provide tailored solutions where applicable. The Data Officer will engage with the following opportunities and challenges:

Utilization of Grants Data

The foundation has a significant amount of grants data that demonstrates the enormous impact that their philanthropic support has via the efforts of their grantees and partners. The Data Officer will collaborate across the foundation with IT, and within the GLO team with the GMS Salesforce Lead, to further streamline the process of collecting grants data to encourage and foster a culture of “collective smartness” around the effective utilization of foundation grants data. The creation of a foundation-wide approach to grants data collection, including grants related data that is not managed by the GMS, will enhance the accessibility of foundation impact for internal and external audiences alike.

Collaboration with Grants Officers

Grants Officers at the Hewlett Foundation are embedded into program teams as their dedicated subject matter expert on the foundation’s grantmaking processes and procedures. In collaboration with the Grants Officers, the Data Officer will codify a strategy for grants data collection that enables efficient dashboarding and reporting efforts. This work will foster greater clarity around the foundation’s commonly used grants data and provide each program with a shared resource for addressing their unique data needs. The additional protocols and policies necessary to satisfy individual program requirements will be work that the Data Officer, and relevant Grants Officer, will collectively identify and address.

Advising and Training

The Data Officer will regularly assess the areas of expertise that exist within the GLO team to identify opportunities to provide trainings and facilitate knowledge sharing for their colleagues. Ranging from forecasting and planning to data analysis, and developing and deploying learning modules, the Data Officer will utilize a storyteller’s mindset as they actively seek ways to share the expertise of the GLO team and incorporate the learnings that programmatic data has helped engender across the foundation. Opportunities to implement these learnings may include partnering with programmatic teams, and other areas of the foundation, to influence the continued alignment around the usage of data sets commonly used across the foundation.

Project Management

The Data Officer will lead projects of varying complexity across all levels of the organization to advance promising practices and the Foundation’s goals. This includes establishing a project plan, setting the scope, timeline and budget, working with relevant consultants and vendors, and managing the project team(s). The Data Officer will foster and facilitate inclusion and consensus-building, while advocating for their own point of view and ensuring project goals are achieved.


The Data Officer will be motivated by the Hewlett Foundation’s guiding principles with an understanding of the influence that a foundation can have within its chosen areas of focus. Ideally, they will have some experience with collecting and analyzing grantmaking data and deploying an effective dashboard and reporting strategies within a grants management system or similar data repository. The GLO team highly encourages philanthropic recipients and partners to consider bringing their experiences and expertise into the candidate pool. While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience is desired, preferably in a context that developed the skills needed for effective utilization of grants data.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Management, or related field.
  • An authentic commitment to collaboration, flexibility, knowledge, and learning; diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) principles; and implementation of strategies that drive equity in grantmaking processes.
  • While this is a hybrid role that requires regular in-office attendance, experience working in a virtual environment with remote partners and teams is preferred.
  • Adept at data cleaning, developing analysis and reporting capabilities, and linking data sets.
  • Proficiency in navigating software applications and learning new data systems quickly with Salesforce and data visualization tools such as Tableau or Power BI would be highly valued.
  • The ability to translate operational and programmatic opportunities for partnership into analytical questions, utilizing a consultative thought partner approach to project management that centers inclusion and consensus-building, that produces generative dashboards and reports.
  • Critical and strategic thinking skills, highly motivated and organized with the ability to work well in teams and independently on multiple simultaneous projects.
  • The ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and the ability to build trusting relationships across silos and teams.
  • Possess the presence and confidence to facilitate robust conversations, welcoming and recognizing the value of differing perspectives.
  • Adept at navigating nuance, ambiguity, and complexity in a decentralized, autonomous organization culture.
  • Effective written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
  • Strong data storytelling and visualization with the ability to effectively communicate technical and general information regarding grants data to a variety of audiences.
  • A growth mindset with an optimistic approach to get things done.

Possessing any of the following qualifications would be welcome value adds to the foundation:

  • Experience in a decentralized organizational culture with ability to flex across dynamic teams.
  • Financial or business analysis skills.
  • Experience in adult learning and training including designing effective training and learning sessions.
  • Experience in a consulting environment managing large scale projects.
  • A commitment to mission driven work and interest in a broad range of social issues.
  • A respectfully candid approach to advocating for oneself.
  • An aptitude for pivoting between being relational and technical engagements.

The salary range for this role is $135,000 – $165,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Salary offers are based on a candidate’s years of experience and the foundation’s practice of maintaining salary equity.

How To Apply

To learn more about the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation please visit:

This search is being led by Cara Pearsall and Robert Diggs of NPAG. NPAG welcomes expressions of interest and/or nominations submitted via this form. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest, qualifications, and commitment to equity and transparency as a central tenet of effective grantmaking, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation embraces the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally, in our hiring process and organizational culture, and externally, in our grantmaking and related practices. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.

Los Angeles or Oakland, CA

Director of Communications, The California Wellness Foundation

The Organization – The California Wellness Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with over $1 billion in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees, public policy grantmaking, and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality healthcare services.
The foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 12,400 grants totaling more than $1.3 billion. In addition to its grantmaking, the foundation has committed to using its voice, influence, and endowment dollars to advance its mission.

Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 45 located in its Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 13-member Board located throughout the state of California. The foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment, and safety.

Please visit for more information.


The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) is seeking an experienced, creative, strategic communications professional to serve as its new Director of Communications. The position is a key senior member of the Public Affairs team and a key resource to the new VP of Public Affairs, to whom the position reports.

The foundation is at an exciting inflection point under the leadership of a new President & CEO who envisions Cal Wellness stepping more fully into its role as a disruptive force that pushes the boundaries of traditional philanthropy, advocates fiercely for racial and social justice, and uses its voice and influence to improve health and wellness for Californians. The Director of Communications will have the opportunity to amplify Cal Wellness’ work using finely honed strategy, storytelling, and influence, collaborate across the organization, and serve as a senior communications consultant to the management team and Board of Directors.

The Public Affairs team merges communications, community relations, government affairs, and public policy. Public Affairs works collaboratively across teams and manages major projects and outside resources. The team currently includes seven dedicated professionals. The Director of Communications is currently responsible for managing a Public Affairs Manager and Digital Communications Manager.

The ideal candidate will be well-versed in strategic communications, media relations, and the full range of communications tools and tactics (e.g., branding, messaging, events, convenings, and digital, social, and print media) and passionate about social justice, social change, health, wellness and the mission of the Foundation. The Director will have substantial management expertise, a reputation as a connector and a strong colleague, exquisite writing skills, and exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills.


With guidance from the Vice President of Public Affairs and in close collaboration with department colleagues and other Cal Wellness departments, the Director of Communications will:

Develop and Execute a Communications Strategy

Reimagine and bring a fresh perspective to the communications function. Lead the development and implementation of an innovative overarching communications plan encompassing strategic communications, messaging, and branding to support the Foundation’s goals.

Create short- and long-term proactive communications campaigns and plans for the organization in collaboration and partnership with Cal Wellness staff across its various functions to maximize our grantmaking, amplify our institutional voice, and strengthen our leadership position in the sector.

Effectively communicate the Foundation’s vision, mission, and key messages. Identify necessary tools and appropriate tactics and drive outstanding execution across all relevant channels of communications.

Amplify the foundation’s grantmaking efforts and grantee partners. Effectively communicate the foundation’s mission-related investment and program-related investment strategies, which complement our grantmaking and promote innovations aligned with our health and racial equity vision. Cultivate and manage media relationships to increase awareness of foundation priorities.

Ongoing development of Cal Wellness online presence. Evaluate and create an online presence aligned with the Foundation’s short- and long-term strategic priorities, including reimagining and relaunching the Foundation’s website and expanding its online presence via social media and blogging platforms.

Develop and integrate key messaging. Build on existing assets to develop key messaging that elevates Cal Wellness priorities, impact, identity, and institutional voice. Integrate key messaging throughout all communication content and revise and refresh as necessary to ensure consistent utilization across the organization’s written and visual communications.

Steward effective communication processes. Evaluate the impact of communications campaigns and plans on an ongoing basis. Create internal and external feedback loops that inform the continued success of the communications function in helping the foundation achieve its strategic goals. Support the Foundation’s commitment to learning and innovation by identifying meaningful metrics for communications work, tracking results, and reporting on successes and lessons learned.

Crisis Communications. Develop and, if necessary, execute a crisis communications plan in collaboration with the foundation’s management team that addresses potential scenarios related to our various programs and initiatives.

Thought Leadership Support

External communications. Coordinate drafting of press releases, speeches, media advisories, blog posts, opinion pieces, talking points, and all external written material.

Support the president and CEO and other key Cal Wellness spokespeople. Work with the Vice President of Public Affairs to guide and support the President and CEO as chief spokesperson for the Foundation. Work similarly with the Board of Directors and all external-facing staff, including the management team, program, finance, and operations staff.

Leadership and Supervision

Manage, motivate, and mentor two direct reports. Empower staff and foster collaboration through active communication and thoughtful delegation. Manage expectations and resources to ensure staff goals and activities are challenging, realistic, and aligned with the department’s strategies and Foundation priorities.
Manage external resources. Identify and manage relationships with project consultants and vendors to ensure desired results are achieved on time and within budget.

Organizational storytelling. Create tools and training to support staff and Board members in telling Cal Wellness’ story consistently and effectively.


Substantial experience working in an innovation-oriented communications role in a social justice- or social change-focused nonprofit organization, public sector entity, foundation, or other organization. Demonstrated experience driving positive social change through a comprehensive communications strategy is a plus.

Demonstrated experience in both execution and management in communications. A strong track record working with executive management and board members.

Knowledge of the issues related to the Foundation’s mission, such as wellness, health equity, health disparities, race, class, and privilege, is a plus. Deep knowledge and understanding of California’s unique assets and needs is a plus.

Substantive experience in strategic communications, communications planning, digital media, content creation, and media relations. Strong relationships with reporters and experience successfully pitching and securing stories are a plus.

Demonstrated ability to build relationships and collaborate across the foundation, serving as a resource to others and obtaining their input, using persuasiveness, persistence, and determination.

Exceptional writing, editing, and presentation skills with strong attention to detail and a strong focus on a message-oriented storytelling approach.

Demonstrated ability to establish strategy, develop work plans, multitask, and deliver quality work on time and within budget.

Strong sense of priorities and objectives and a conscientious approach to problem identification and resolution.

Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff, lead teams, and work well with people at all levels of the organization.

Core Competencies
The ideal candidate will embody Cal Wellness’ core competencies:
Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Teamwork and Collaboration


Cal Wellness operates with a hybrid work model that supports in-office and remote work. In-office attendance will typically be required on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Travel is estimated at up to 40% to engage with the team, have a periodic presence at our Los Angeles headquarters and Oakland office, and attend meetings and convenings across the State. This position may be at our Los Angeles headquarters or Oakland office.


The target starting salary for the newly hired Director of Communications is $200,000 annually. The full salary grade for the role is $173,800 to $260,800 annually. Highlights from the foundation’s benefits package include a variety of medical, dental, and vision plans, a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan with a 16% employer contribution, flexible paid time off, tuition reimbursement, professional development opportunities, 3:1 matching gifts, and the opportunity to work at a mission and values-driven organization.


The California Wellness Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. Additionally, we are a fair chance employer and welcome candidates with lived experience with the criminal justice system. The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not intended to limit the scope of potential work assignments. This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, and duties may differ from those outlined above.

How to Apply

Martha Montag Brown & Associates, LLC has been retained to conduct this search. Interested and qualified candidates should apply by emailing a resume and a targeted cover letter to

Resume review begins immediately, and candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. Those selected for advancement will be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews (virtual and in-person), complete a writing assignment, and provide a list of professional references. Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in our application process.

Please direct all inquiries to the search firm.

Mountain View, CA

Executive Vice President, Community Action, Initiatives, and Policy, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Organization – Silicon Valley Community Foundation

For the past 20 years, the mission of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has been to advance innovative solutions to challenging problems. The organization has returned to its community foundation roots – engaging donors, corporations, government and community partners in efforts to make the Silicon Valley region and the world a better place. Based in Mountain View, California, SVCF partners with families, individuals and corporations to manage and facilitate their philanthropy by connecting donors to communities’ most pressing needs.

Position Overview

SVCF is seeking an experienced Executive Vice President, Community Action, Initiatives, and Policy, who will collaborate to successfully deliver programmatic strategies for the foundation’s discretionary funds and craft integrated processes that highlight the strengths of each portfolio and provide opportunities to leverage the underlying intersections among them. The EVP, CAIP, will also be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advance the policy interests of SVCF. This position offers a competitive salary range of $300,000 to $350,000 and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit 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 Angeles

Accounting Manager, GHJ

The Organization – The California Wellness Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) is a private, independent foundation established in 1992 with a mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. As one of the largest health-focused foundations in California, with over $1 billion in assets, Cal Wellness is a nationally recognized leader for its strategic core operating support for grantees; public policy grantmaking; and a focus on violence as a public health issue. It is Cal Wellness’ desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs; healthy and safe neighborhoods; and quality health care services.

The foundation’s current Advancing Wellness grantmaking strategy includes four interrelated portfolios. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded nearly 12,400 grants totaling more than $1.3 billion. In addition to its grantmaking, the foundation has committed to using its voice, influence, and endowment dollars to advance its mission.

Cal Wellness has a diverse staff of approximately 45 located in its Los Angeles and Oakland offices and a diverse 13-member Board located throughout the state of California. The foundation’s work underscores a belief that wellness requires social justice, a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and sustained efforts to eliminate systemic barriers that prevent access to health care, education, employment, and safety.

Please visit for more information.


The Accounting Manager is a newly created role that will add capacity to a robust finance and accounting team.  This key position will have responsibility in critical areas that include financial and cost analysis, financial planning, treasury, audit and tax support. As our investments portfolio continues to grow in scope and complexity, the Accounting Manager is also responsible for investment accounting and managing the financial operations for the program-related investments (PRI). This position will be a key partner and support to the Controller, having responsibility for developing and strengthening internal processes, operations and infrastructure.

The person who steps into this role will have the opportunity to partner with an outstanding eight-person finance team.  They will bring substantial accounting and investment accounting experience.  They will be a highly experienced and knowledgeable accountant, keen to roll up their sleeves and be hands on with the work, and capable of mentorship and being a team player.

This is a unique opportunity to join an organization committed to utilizing and leveraging its financial resources to further its mission, align its values and serve communities.  Cal Wellness has committed to aligning its entire endowment by building a portfolio that has positive impact on the foundation’s mission and reflects the foundation’s core values of racial and gender equity, while earning market rate return and contributing to the foundations long-term financial stability.  Learn more about our impact investing here.


Investment Accounting- Approximately 40%

• Oversees the communication with investment advisors and custodial bank regarding any issues that may arise related to investment accounting.

• Reviews and approves monthly cash investment bank reconciliation.

• Reviews and approves quarterly investment reconciliation and investment journal entries.

• Supports accounting staff and provides knowledge and guidance on investment accounting related issues.

• Analyzes information and prepares reports and projections on the Foundation’s investments, payout and related tax planning.

• Reviews, monitors and oversees the maintenance of the year-end private equity investment accounting log.

• Assists with investment audit and 990PF related schedules.

• Oversees PRI invoicing and prepare wires for capital calls.

• Reviews and analyzes reports from PRI agencies and PRI Advisor.

• Develops best practices for all investment accounting functions.

• Recommends and implements process improvements for all investment accounting functions.

Accounting – Approximately 40%

• Responsible for general ledger activity, including but not limited to entering monthly journal entries, executing monthly closing of the general ledger, and reconciling general ledger accounts.

• Conducts second review of month-end Concur expense reports and approves and posts related journal entries.

• Reviews and approve vendor bills and grants to insure correct coding and proper approvals.

• Recommends and implements process improvements; updates all necessary business policies and accounting practices; maintains the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.

• Prepares cashflow forecasts for use in grant and operation payouts.

• Assists with tax return and audit schedules as needed.

• Supports Controller with preparation of annual budget, partners with budget managers on routine budget the actual and forecasting analysis.

Additional Responsibilities – Approximately 20%

• Participates in professional development activities.

• Provide backup to Controller.

• Special projects and other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will have deep experience in accounting, with the strong blend of interpersonal skills, analytical skills and communications, enabling them to partner effectively with multiple stakeholders, including other foundation staff and consultants.

• A minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience and growth in a finance function at a complex and relevant organization (e.g. a foundation, large nonprofit, university, audit/consulting firm, etc.).

• Clear record of achievement in investment accounting, financial management and experience with the intersection of finance, accounting, and compliance.

• A CPA is a plus.

• Knowledge of US GAAP, investment theory, financial markets, tax concepts and regulations and financial analysis.

• Experience with accounting systems, Netsuite is highly preferred

• Exceptional written and verbal communications skills and ability to convey complex information and data visually and orally in a concise, effective, and engaging way.

• An effective manager with demonstrated ability to develop strengths of individual team members and to build effective, values-based teams.

• Ability and willingness to travel periodically.

• Passionate about The California Wellness Foundation’s mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California.


The ideal candidate will embody Cal Wellness’ core competencies:

• Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

• Communication

• Innovation

• Leadership

• Teamwork and Collaboration


Cal Wellness operates with a hybrid work model that supports in-office and remote work. In-office attendance will typically be required Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Travel is estimated at up to 10% to engage with the team and have a periodic presence at our Los Angeles headquarters and our Oakland office and to attend meetings and convenings across the State. This position will be based at our Los Angeles headquarters.


The target starting salary for the newly hired Accounting Manager is $145,000 per year. The full salary grade for the role is $112,000 to $168,000 per year.

Highlights from our benefit package include: a variety of medical insurance plans (fully covered for staff, covered at 90% for dependents, subject to plan limits), dental and vision insurance (covered at 90-95%), a generous 401(k) retirement savings plan (with a 16% employer contribution!), flexible paid time off, tuition reimbursement (up to $5,250 per year), professional development opportunities, matching gifts (for every $1 you give to an eligible organization, we’ll match $3), and the opportunity to work at a mission and values driven organization.


Please apply here and upload a cover letter and resume by Friday, March 22, 2024.

Resume review begins immediately, and candidates will be considered on a rolling basis. Those selected for advancement will be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews (virtual and in-person), complete a writing assignment, and provide a list of professional references. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in our application process, please let us know.

The California Wellness Foundation is partnering on this search with Matthew Cruz of GHJ Advisors.  Please direct all inquiries to the search firm.  No other agency referrals please.

The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. Additionally, we are a fair chance employer and welcome candidates with lived experience with the criminal justice system.

The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not intended to limit the scope of potential work assignments. This is only a summary of the typical functions of the job and duties may differ from those as outlined above.


Partnerships Manager, Peak Grantmaking

The Organization – Peak Grantmaking

PEAK Grantmaking is a vibrant membership community of more than 8,000 professionals who specialize in grants management for funding organizations and advance shared leadership and learning across the philanthropic sector. PEAK elevates their expertise and fosters collaboration to strengthen the practice of grantmaking, empowering grants management professionals to lead the way in operationalizing equity-centered, values-driven grantmaking practices. We enable philanthropy to achieve its full potential to fuel change for good.

Position Overview

PEAK Grantmaking finds itself in the midst of a pivotal time of growth and organizational transformation. The organization seeks a Partnerships Manager to work closely with the Partnerships Director to help develop, execute, and evaluate PEAK Grantmaking’s engagement strategy with philanthropic and peer organizations that support PEAK’s Principles for Peak Grantmaking. This person will focus on managing existing partnerships and developing relationships with the next generation of collaborators, serving as the principal link between PEAK and its strategic partners.

The Partnerships Manager is a new role developed by the organization to manage strategic relationships at all levels and develop a dynamic continuum of experience for PEAK’s members.

This position reports to and works closely with the Partnerships Director and will oversee aspects of partnerships, outreach, events, and communications.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority

Key duties and responsibilities:

●            Establish and nurture connections with individuals, organizations (including philanthropy-supporting organizations (PSOs)), and members who influence PEAK’s Principles for Peak Grantmaking strategies, funding priorities, and award regulations

●            Serve as the first point of contact for strategic partners, ensuring the utmost professionalism and prompt response time

●            Act as an ambassador for PEAK, fostering and enhancing institutional relationships, positioning for and pursuing valuable prospects, skillfully negotiating favorable agreements and partnerships, addressing operational challenges, and promoting shared objectives

●            Work with partners to compose data-driven strategic goals for collaborative initiatives

●            Coordinate with internal staff to align partnerships strategies across all communications and programmatic offerings

●            Assist the Partnerships Director in the planning and execution of public speaking engagements/presentations, including relevant activities that take place during PEAK’s annual convening

●            Manage the sponsorship program for PEAK’s annual convening in collaboration with other teams in the organization

●            Represent PEAK at various events and engagements, and deftly use these opportunities to cultivate new and strengthen existing relationships with PEAK partners

●            Harness and analyze relevant data to identify opportunities to enlist partners for and enhance member participation in various PEAK initiatives

●            Institute and monitor innovative benchmarking and reporting tools to gauge the performance and impact of partner initiatives

●            Support engagement plans, tools, and resources for members, partners, and other audiences

●            Act as the primary administrator of the Partnerships team’s project management activities in Asana

●            Serve as liaison between the Partnerships team and other teams within PEAK

●            Collaborate with the Communications, Knowledge and Learning, and Membership and Community Engagement teams on projects and events that promote and increase PEAK’s influence in the philanthropic sector

●            Incorporate equity and inclusion into work assignments and organization-wide efforts, and work to build personal knowledge and experience in these areas

Requirements and Qualifications Essential skills and experience:

●            5+ years proven experience in the field of philanthropy is required

●            Demonstrated experience in partnership development and strategy, and fundraising

●            Knowledge of philanthropy-supporting organizations (PSOs) and social sector infrastructure

●            Excellent writing, public-speaking, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to successfully collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

●            Excellent time management, project organization, problem-solving, relationship-building, and team-building skills

●            Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and work independently, efficiently, and effectively

●            Be flexible, resourceful, innovative, self-motivated, and success-driven

●            Commitment to PEAK’s goals and strategy, and the ability and willingness to adapt as those goals evolve

●            An unwavering commitment to equity and inclusion

●            Advanced proficiency using M365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams)

●            Experience and proficiency using collaborative project management and communications systems, such as Asana and Slack

●            Ability to travel is required. Travel for this position could include attending the annual convening, sector conferences, staff meetings and retreats, and member events.

●            Possession of valid U.S. work authorization. At this time, PEAK is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment. Therefore, applicants for this position must be authorized to work for any employer in the United States.


A comprehensive salary and benefits package will be offered. The starting salary range for this position is $90,000–$102,500, commensurate with experience.

Location and Work Environment

This position is fully remote. PEAK staff work at home, on the road, or in a satellite location for all or part of the regular workweek. You will use software and video conferencing to collaborate and stay connected with staff and PEAK members.

Equal opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles of PEAK Grantmaking, where employment and promotion opportunities are based on individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/ affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category as established under law.

PEAK is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. Therefore, PEAK will take any required steps to ensure that candidates with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to fully participate in the job application and interview process. Please submit your requests through the application form. Note that all applicants invited to interview will be provided with a list of questions in advance of meeting with PEAK team members.

Similarly, reasonable accommodation will be made to enable staff members with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment at PEAK.

Application Process

Use this link to apply for the position. Please upload your cover letter and résumé, preferably in a single PDF.

Remote – US Only

Manager, Global Philanthropy, The Council on Foundations

The Organization – The Council on Foundations

The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit membership association that serves as a guide for philanthropies as they advance the greater good. Building on our 75-year history, the Council supports over 850 member organizations in the United States and around the world to build trust in philanthropy, expand pathways to giving, engage broader perspectives, and co-create solutions that will lead to a better future for all.

Position Overview:

Note: This job is primarily remote, with up to 25% travel required. Starting salary range of $74,500-$83,200. Salary range is based on Washington, D.C./DMV area. Compensation will be adjusted for other geographic locations. A resume and cover letter is required for consideration. In your cover letter please indicate why you are applying for the job and why you believe you are a good fit. 


Project Management & Program Implementation

  • Serve as lead internal project manager for the Council’s global program.
  • Regularly convene and engage internal stakeholders across departments to ensure coordination and alignment of the global program.
  • Lead internal communications activities related to the global program.
  • Provide administrative support to VP, Membership Development & Finance for global calls, meetings, events, and support on global-related contracts and vendors.
  • Lead on tracking all key performance indicators and other performance data related to the global program.
  • Maintain internal knowledge management systems for the global program (including via SharePoint, Salesforce, and Teams).

Content and Relationships

  • Lead oversight and maintenance of Council webpages about the Councils global program.
  • Support the Director, Engagement with global issue research, content creation, and regular newsletters.
  • Develop an understanding of leading US foundations and overall sector trends in global grantmaking.
  • Support the Council’s Development team with resource mobilization for the global program, including funder prospecting, proposal development, and grant reporting.
  • Support the Council’s relationships and engagement with peer global philanthropy networks in the US and abroad.
  • Serve as the internal point of contact for non-US members of the Council, providing support for requests for information, introductions, and/or requested philanthropic resources.

Events and Logistics

  • Support the implementation of all global activities, including those led by other internal teams – such as policy and advocacy efforts, publications, training, webinars, and peer events.
  • Support the implementation of in-person events alongside the Council’s Programs Team.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working on international issues, global philanthropy, and/or global civil society.  An undergraduate degree in a related field is preferred, but not required.
  • Lived experience outside the US is preferred.
  • Direct experience working at a grantmaking organization is preferred.


  • Excellent project management experience, with a proven ability to manage multiple projects and collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience facilitating meetings and designing virtual or in-person programs.
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
  • Prior experience supporting publications or producing organizational web content preferred.
  • Ability to spot trends, gather and analyze insights from networks, and translate that information into opportunities that support the Councils’ mission.


  • Ability to actively engage in, demonstrate commitment to the Council’s Operating Principles and Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion values.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to listen well, and positively represent the organization and its mission.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems efficiently and quickly.
  • Ability to manage many and/or differing tasks, maintain productivity, and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively and positively both independently and on a team with a range of individuals and working styles, and with people at all organization levels including staff, board members, foundation officers, donors, and vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of diverse groups, including with geographically diverse partners.
  • Experience or ability to use CRM database solutions, preferably Salesforce.
  • Proficient skill in Microsoft Office 365 applications.


The Council’s operating principles and race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI)commitments exist to guide how staff interact with and treat one another, members, vendors, and the philanthropic sector.  Staff are expected to consistently demonstrate the principles, and actively support commitments to building an inclusive culture.


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to travel up to 25% domestically and possibly internationally, including overnight trips.

How to Apply

Please follow this URL to apply on the COF website: and to learn more about our Heatlh and Wellness benefits.

Los Angeles, CA

Vice President, Community Engagement & Policy (VPCEP, FIrst 5 LA)

The Organization – First 5 LA

First 5 LA is an independent public agency with a mission to support, promote and optimize early childhood. The organization is one of the state’s largest funders of children prenatal to age five and their families, having invested more than $2B since 1998.  Estimated revenue for FY 23/24 from Prop 10 is $53.9 million.  More about First 5 LA here.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Community Engagement & Policy (VPCEP) is a key leadership position responsible for integrating First 5 LA’s community engagement, policy, and data agenda. The VPCEP will advocate for impactful federal, state, and local policy changes, and oversee the organization’s work to build sustainable capacity and collaborative networks within five Los Angeles County regions, partnering with local communities and elevating their voice and engagement in the social movement for effective systems change to improve outcomes for children prenatal to five and their families.

The VPCEP will spearhead the development of new partnerships at the local, regional, and state level. They will oversee the development and implementation of collaborative, organization-wide processes for analyzing, integrating, and sharing demographic and community based quantitative and qualitative data collection, and consistent evaluation to inform investments, partner engagements, and policy positions. The VPCEP directly supervises three directors and one senior manager, and oversees the following departments: Communities, Impact & Accountability, Public Policy & Early Care and Education, and the Partnership Development function.


If you have: at least 15 years in a senior leadership role with evidence of leading successful community engagement to empower policy strategies and initiatives, 2.) a track-record effectively managing teams of professionals that you mentor and grow, 3.) proven experience in using data and community voice to inform and drive policy change, and metrics for evaluation, continuous improvement, and decision making, 4.) demonstrated experience with public family serving systems, understanding early childhood development, coupled with experience advancing equity and improving outcomes for children and families, 5.) deep humility and respect for the communities with which First 5 LA partners, 6.) experience in shaping and executing strategic plans aligned with organizational goals and in collaboration with external partners to drive positive outcomes and systemic change, and 7.) you are politically savvy with a network of relationships within communities, government, and advocacy sectors in Los Angeles County and across the state, this opportunity may be a great match for you.

Hybrid work:

9/80 Schedule Available: First 5 LA offers a 9/80 or 5/40 work schedule and flexible work hours between 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. They require a minimum of two 8-hour days per week in the First 5 LA offices near Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.


The full salary range for this position is $187,000-$280,400.  The target starting salary is $250,000.  Final offers are commensurate with experience. The generous First 5 LA benefit package includes payment of 100% of the premiums for employee and their dependents for medical HMO, dental, vision benefits, and for employee’s life and long-term disability insurance policies and a retirement program.

See full description for more details about comprehensive benefits.

How To Apply

Full description of the opportunity, details about generous benefits package and hybrid work, and application information HERE.

New York, NY

Research Associate: Humanities in Place, Mellon Foundation

The Organization – Humanities in Place, Mellon Foundation

The Mellon Foundation (“Foundation”) is a not-for-profit, grantmaking organization that believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom to be found there.  Through its grants, the Foundation seeks to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive.   The Foundation makes grants in four core program areas—Higher Learning, Public Knowledge, Arts and Culture, and Humanities in Place—and through its signature Presidential Initiatives. The Foundation seeks a Research Associate in the Humanities in Place program.

Three interconnected strategies guide Mellon’s HiP grantmaking:

Keep and Shape Our Places

Resource projects, initiatives, and infrastructure to better identify, document, create, and care for our places; and support innovative ideas and actions that design a more just present and future landscape—in community with one another and in society.

Evolve our Institutions

Catalyze initiatives and programs that support the evolution and sustainability of institutions (e.g., civic, cultural, educational, or community) focused on advancing social justice through place-based approaches.

Promote Greater Engagement and Understanding

Support projects and programs with a place-based focus that promote greater access, interaction, and exchange of stories and experiences toward a fuller appreciation and understanding of a wider variety of our histories, narratives, and expression.

Please visit the Foundation’s grants database to see all of the grants made through the HiP program. A selection of organizations, people, places, and ideas that inspire our work are featured on the Mellon website Public Places, Public Stories page.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Program Director for HiP, and in close collaboration with the HiP program and Executive Vice President for Programs and Research staff, the Research Associate will provide programmatic, logistical, and research support to programmatic work in HiP. The Research Associate prepares research-based evaluative and analytical reports at the request of the Program Director; they will also assist in the review and preparation of materials in the grantmaking process. The Research Associate is expected to work approximately 75% of the time on research activities and 25% in the direct grantmaking support duties of other HiP program staff. During certain times of the year, or year-to-year, the percentage of work in either area may vary.  This role will include occasional travel for site visits and research, meetings, and programs nationwide.

Responsibilities include providing concise analytical reports that are carefully researched, written, and illustrated, focusing on the evaluation of past and current grantmaking initiatives, providing information in support of prospective future initiatives, and serving the assessment and research needs of the Foundation’s Program Officers and Executive Officers.

Position Details:

Responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Prepare carefully developed, elegantly crafted, concisely written, and clearly illustrated analytical and evaluative reports as needed, and in support of the HiP program’s grantmaking efforts;
  • Review and research unsolicited inquiries and prospective grants for discussion with the HiP program team;
  • Conduct research in connection with past, current, and new program grantmaking, initiatives, and strategies;
  • Prepare briefing materials and reports for the HiP Program Director, Foundation Vice President, President, and key staff, as assigned;
  • Lead and develop complex research and content development work including reports, presentations, articles and papers, related materials for the HiP Program Director and key staff for internal and external audiences and platforms;
  • Support and coordinate special research projects for grantmaking work and other initiatives for HiP and across the Foundation’s program areas, Vice President’s and President’s Offices, and other Foundation departments;
  • Develop and coordinate research, planning, content, and arrangements for on- and off-site visits, meetings, and programs;
  • Manage prospective grants from first receipt to presentation to the Foundation Officers and Board of Trustees, to post-award management, including their tracking and management in Fluxx online grant portal, and communicate with grantees as directed about the progress of their proposals and grant activities;
  • Monitor and carefully review grant reports and requests for modifications, extensions, and transfers, correspond with grantees about deficiencies, alert program colleagues to unresolved difficulties, and take appropriate actions;
  • Identify the need for grant modifications and no-cost extensions, and facilitate the modification approval process by providing instructions to the grantee, reviewing request materials, and updating relevant information in Fluxx;
  • Participate in meetings with current and potential grantees; take notes and maintain notes and files on grant and potential grant activities;
  • Work with other Foundation departments to ensure timely delivery and processing of grant-related information, and facilitate rapid response to internal questions as they arise;
  • Keep grant files in the Foundation’s file management system up to date; resolve inconsistencies;
  • Undertake general office and grant-related work, such as electronic filing, maintaining program records, preparing correspondence, responding to requests for information, scheduling, etc.;
  • Work with external consultants and evaluators as needed.


The ideal candidate would hold a master’s degree, preferably in the arts, humanities, design, or policy, or in a related area. Candidates who have earned a PhD will also be considered. Five years of full-time experience in a fast-paced, high-volume office, institutional, public sector, or non-profit environment is preferred but not required. Applicants should possess:

  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission, core values, and focus on social justice;
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge in place-based or cultural heritage-focused programs, initiatives, and projects;
  • Non-English language proficiency and a deep and longstanding connection to BIPOC and/or underrepresented communities is preferred;
  • An awareness and thoughtfulness of the dynamics of personal and institutional agency, power, and privilege;
  • Superior research, oral, written, and visual communication skills; experience with business-related travel and/or participating in site visits, conferences, or convenings;
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills with precise attention to detail;
  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision on multiple projects and matters at once, while being a committed team player;
  • Ability to read, understand, and develop organizational and project budgets;
  • An orientation toward self-starting, proactive anticipation of team needs, and creative problem solving;
  • Interest in lifelong learning and professional development;
  •  A high degree of competency in the MS Office and Adobe software; and
  •  Familiarity with web-based technologies such as data management, visualization, and analysis applications (,, Fluxx, Power BI, ArcGIS StoryMaps, etc.), or a willingness to learn and experiment is desirable.

The Mellon Foundation offers a generous total reward package that provides base salary as well as a comprehensive benefits program. Mellon is committed to providing compensation that is competitive and equitable within the philanthropic sector. The estimated salary range for this role is $115,000-$130,000. The amount of pay offered will be determined by several factors, including but not limited to qualifications, unique skills, credentials or experience that is expected to impact the candidate’s contribution to the role. We will also consider market data as well as the Foundation’s internal pay equity framework.

Please note that Mellon maintains a hybrid work schedule, with three days/week in person at the Foundation’s Manhattan offices.

Candidates should apply by submitting (1) a thoughtful cover letter describing fit for the position, (2) samples of or links to any relevant research, and (3) a resume by March 8, 2024.

The Foundation will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals it believes are most qualified for the position.

How to Apply

Brookline, MA

Assistant, Planned Giving, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Organization – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Assistant, Planned Giving

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brookline, MA

Full Time

The Assistant provides administrative support to one Director, an Associate Director, and an Assistant Director on the Planned Giving team which raises funds from individuals and families through estate gifts, life income vehicles, and complex assets in support of research and care at Dana-Farber. This role includes data entry, drafting and managing correspondence, calendar, processing gifts, making travel arrangements and appointments, and providing event support, in addition to other administrative duties as assigned. The ability to multitask with a high degree of attention to detail is required. The Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to within the Planned Giving Team. Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

The onboarding of this role will include a comprehensive training process which includes completion of online modules, shadowing colleagues, as well as hands-on learning experiences throughout the first calendar year in the role.

Embody Dana-Farber’s Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; Discovery; and Equity and Inclusion every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.

Dana-Farber is currently undertaking an ambitious fundraising effort to change the future of cancer research and care: The Dana-Farber Campaign. This multibillion-dollar campaign is the largest in the Institute’s history and one of the largest ever in the U.S. focused solely on cancer. Philanthropy raised through The Dana-Farber Campaign is focused on accelerating the Institute’s strategic priorities by supporting revolutionary science, extraordinary care, exceptional expertise, and essential opportunities—helping us prevent, treat, and Defy Cancer.

Application Requirements: 

Resume and cover letter required with application submission. If you wish to disclose your personal pronouns, please include them within your resume and cover letter submission.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide administrative support to three fundraisers on the Planned Giving team as follows:

• Develop a working knowledge of ClearView fundraising database, Planned Giving Calc, Excel, Event Management System and other management information and tracking systems used by the Philanthropy office.

• Assist Associate Director with Estate Administration correspondence and tracking.

• Support the Director with prospect outreach and maintenance of their prospect pool; Assist with donor visits, travel arrangements, correspondence, and other outreach efforts by mail, email, and phone calls.

• Assist in assembling life income proposals utilizing PG Calc and serve as a liaison to State Street Global Advisors for administration of life income gifts (CGAs, CRTs, PIFs).

• Assist in coordinating the annual Dana-Farber Society (DFS) dinner, including receiving RSVPs and generating nametags, guest lists, invitations, and save the date and event confirmation notices.

• Manage Planned Giving’s online DFS donor list and oversee all DFS greetings in ClearView.

• Assist in the planning and execution of various Planned Giving internal and external meetings. Take meeting minutes, as necessary.

• Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual projections, reports, and analysis of estate gifts and DFS membership.

• Process checks in coordination with Donor Services and office protocols.

• Assist with DFS stewardship, including coordination of mass mailings.

• Respond to calls and visits from volunteers, sponsors, donors, prospects, and inquiries at large. Submit expense reports and manage p-card reconciliation process for Director and Associate Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Reports to the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director within the Planned Giving Team. Independent decision-making on day-to-day tasks and good judgment is required for dealing with Institute donors, trustees, volunteers, and senior staff and confidential information.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

Associate degree and/or administrative training degree required. As this level position is often considered a “base” for someone pursuing a Philanthropy career, a bachelor’s degree is preferred. 0-2 years of administrative experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Attention to detail is a must. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are necessary with a strong orientation to customer service. Superior organizational skills and ability to manage a variety of projects are key. Directed and self-starting attitude with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and work with a variety of personalities. Solid computer skills and competency in Microsoft Office Suite products are essential. High degree of confidentiality must always be exercised.

Patient Contact:


Working Conditions:

Hybrid (2-3 days onsite at 10 Brookline Place each week). Some evening and weekend work is required.

Division of Philanthropy Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity Commitment Statement:

We’re stronger together. In the Division of Philanthropy, we believe in the power of different voices. We encourage authenticity and diversity of every individual within our community. Our collective voices – donors, volunteers, staff, and patients alike – allow us to work together towards a world without cancer. Committed to being a place of inclusivity, belonging, and change, these are our core values.

Inclusive interview practices are a priority in the Division of Philanthropy. We incorporate an Inclusion, Diversity & Equity (ID&E) Interview Panel in all searches. In this 30-minute interview, we connect with candidates on four main ID&E competencies: empathy, collaboration, inclusivity, and compassion.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to modification to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

DFCI offers a competitive benefits package including generous healthcare and retirement plans, at minimum 3-weeks’ vacation time in addition to 10 paid holidays, a flexible work environment, and work/life balance. Dana-Farber offers a variety of personal, professional, and leadership development opportunities to all members of its workforce through Institutional programming. Division of Philanthropy offers 75+ specialized professional development sessions designed for staff each year through its in-house learning program, the Center for Advancement Training.*

*All benefits subject to Institute changes

For more information and to apply, please visit:

San Francisco, CA

Vice President, YouthTruth, Center for Effective Philanthropy

The Organization – Center for Effective Philanthropy

About YouthTruth:

YouthTruth was born out of a conversation between the Center for Effective Philanthropy and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation back in 2008. The Foundation was seeking to hear from more voices – and one that was missing was the voice of the people whose lives they were trying to affect: the students themselves.

YouthTruth is based on the simple but powerful premise that when you get timely feedback from those you’re trying to serve, and really listen to that feedback to make changes, you get better.

About CEP:

For two decades, CEP has led the movement to improve philanthropy through a powerful combination of dispassionate analysis and a passionate commitment to improving lives. Today, over 350 foundations around the world have used CEP’s assessments and advisory services to gather honest feedback from their stakeholders in an effort to learn how to be even more effective. CEOs and trustees have come to rely on our research for insights into foundation effectiveness on a wide range of topics, from assessing performance to developing strategy to managing stakeholder relationships. Our highly regarded programming—including our biennial conference—gives foundation leaders an exclusive and unprecedented opportunity to connect with their peers. Strengths of CEP’s work culture are entrepreneurialism, accountability, teamwork, collegiality, diversity, and mutual respect.

The Opportunity:

We believe, and research shows, that student and stakeholder voice matters.

We equip education leaders and philanthropic funders to integrate on-the-ground insights into planning, professional development, and improvement processes. As the leader of YouthTruth, you would have the opportunity to influence schools, districts, funders and networks and help create happier, healthier, school systems paving the way for higher academic achievement.

Position Overview:

The Vice President represents YouthTruth and oversees all aspects of the initiative. The Vice President represents YouthTruth publicly, leads fundraising efforts, and manages relationships with its advisors. The Vice President is also responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of YouthTruth and ensuring that YouthTruth achieves its goals. Other key responsibilities of this role include marketing, managing funder relationships, overseeing district and state recruitment efforts nationally, overseeing product development, and guiding overall implementation. Reporting to the President of CEP, the Vice President is a member of CEP’s senior leadership team, leads a team of 17, and collaborates closely with staff in other departments at CEP.


  • Provide strategic vision and leadership to successfully achieve YouthTruth’s growth, expansion, and sustainability plans.
  • Serve as a spokesperson and persuasive champion for YouthTruth, for the importance of hearing from students, and for the insights gleaned from our data sets – including through speaking engagements, blog posts, and op eds.
  • Cultivate and manage new and existing funder relationships to support YouthTruth, with leading national and regional education funders and organizations.
  • Lead regional funder collaboratives to help foundations learn from and use perception data to advance their strategy, tactics, and grantee relationships.
  • Working closely with YouthTruth’s leadership team:
    • Oversee all program operations – including survey administration, customization, data analysis, production of reports at multiple levels (teacher, school, district, and regional/state/portfolio-level), results sharing, and professional development workshops for leadership teams – for all YouthTruth products (student surveys, family, surveys, and school staff surveys).
    • Oversee sales, marketing, and outreach efforts to engage regional funders, states and districts; and to apply YouthTruth’s experience to ongoing school improvement efforts
    • Focus team on ensuring that clients understand, and are well positioned to use, assessment results – demonstrating patience, empathy, and an appreciation for organizational dynamics and the barriers to change and improvement.
    • Oversee research agenda and publication of two to four reports annually drawing on YouthTruth’s aggregate national dataset.
  • Manage and convene an external Advisory Board to provide strategic guidance.
  • Manage a 17-person team and foster a strong team culture that prioritizes cohesion, mentorship, trust, respect, and empathy.


  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with a variety of constituents and present a vision and a compelling case for organizational support
  • Superior analytical skills and comfort drawing insights from data and applying them to broader context and application
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience, including experience managing teams in a fast‐paced Edtech organization, school district or network, nonprofit, or business environment
  • Demonstrated experience successfully bringing an initiative or business to scale
  • Exceptional project management skills and experience managing a small team across multiple dynamic workstreams
  • Strong strategic acumen, understanding of organizational dynamics, and ability to navigate challenging political climates
  • Commitment to the role that data can play in improving the performance of education improvement efforts
  • Interest in leading a growing team in a highly entrepreneurial, fast‐paced environment
  • Willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves”
  • Experience leading marketing and sales efforts
  • A commitment to excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion; in particular, experience with – and strong advocacy for – marginalized communities
  • Strong risk tolerance and comfort with ambiguity
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and support a passionate and dedicated staff
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Education, Business, or similar field preferred
  • Estimated 25 percent travel required

We believe diversity and inclusion are key drivers of creativity and innovation, and we actively seek out candidates from many types of diverse backgrounds to apply for this exciting role.


We successfully compete for top talent across the public and private sectors and offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:

  • A commitment to pay parity and salary equity. The annual salary for this role is ­­­­$255,000 (CA)
  • Performance based incentive compensation plan
  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance plans
  • Generous paid time off plan, including up to 15 holidays, three weeks of accrued vacation, and two personal days per year
  • Flexible working schedule options
  • 401(k) plan with a 1:1 Employer Match up to 5% of total compensation
  • Generous annual personal professional development allowance
  • Flexible spending and dependent care tax free savings plans
  • Life insurance covered 100% by the organization


This role will be based in our San Francisco, California office.

We strive to balance in-person time with flexibility and the needs of each person, team, and the organization. We believe culture, communication, trust, training, and certain kinds of creative work benefit from in-office interactions – and that remote work also has many advantages. Staff are expected to be in the office one day per week and enjoy the option to work fully remotely from anywhere four weeks per year. That said, given the leadership role the Vice President will play and the size of the YouthTruth team, we’d expect a more significant in-office presence for this leader: perhaps two to three days a week in the office when not travelling.

How to Apply:

Please fill out our application for employment and attach a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. If you have any questions, please contact Leaha Wynn, Senior Manager, People and Culture and D&I Strategist or Alyse d’Amico, Vice President of People and Culture at jobs [at] cep [dot] org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We believe that a diversity of thoughts, experiences, backgrounds, personalities, and identities helps us think bigger and better, and enables us to reach our goals more effectively. We are committed to building a diverse staff and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

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