remote based out of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah

Director, Major Giving, National Audubon Society

The Organization

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

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

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

Position Overview

Reporting to the VP, Development, Central and Mississippi Flyways, the Director, Major Giving will assist in growing the major gifts program primarily across the Rockies territory (Colorado, Wyoming and Utah) for the National Audubon Society. They do so through collaborative fundraising efforts together with field leadership, regionally-based current and former national board members, advisory board members, and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network, supporting Audubon in achieving its ambitious state, regional, and national goals. They will accomplish this in the following ways:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100 – 150 major gift donors and prospects and capable of giving $10,000 + annually
  • Partner with regionally based current and former advisory and fiduciary board members to deepen relationships throughout the Rockies
  • Establish a framework for increased annual fundraising results to include securing new $10,000 annual gifts and growing the gift size of current donors to 6-figures
  • Lead Rockies Advisory Board engagement activities related to fundraising and participate in board development activities together with field leadership

The Director will partner across the organization, engaging program staff and Board members in fundraising activities, as well as identify giving opportunities. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated skill in doing so. They must also have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative work style.

Key metrics for results will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospect and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; the number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals—both for Rockies, Flyway and National programs). The successful candidate is an entrepreneurial, results-driven, development professional who is adept at closing six and seven-figure gifts and leading teams.

This role is remote based out of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah. This position requires up to 50 percent travel in the assigned territories with occasional evening and weekend travel.


$115,000-130,000 / year

Essential Functions

  • Qualify current and prospective donors to develop an active portfolio of 100 – 150 people capable of making major gift level commitments (defined as giving a minimum of $10,000 annually).
  • Create and implement personalized cultivation/briefing/ask strategies for all assigned prospects, based on philanthropic focus to enhance philanthropic giving to Audubon.
  • Coordinate and guide program leaders and volunteers to help them effectively carry out their responsibilities related to fundraising.
  • Fully brief volunteers, executives, and program staff for all interactions with donors, including research information, goals of meeting and talking points.
  • Regularly review portfolio and planned strategies with VP, Development, conservation professionals, and others to align prospects interests with emerging priorities.
  • Develop prospect pipeline and continually strive to identify and engage new donors.
  • Develop and maintain a deep knowledge of local, state, and national priority projects and core initiatives.
  • Help advance the skills of other fundraising staff as a leader and mentor on the development team.
  • Using the fundraising database (Salesforce), create and record timely reports on all donor interactions.
  • Help in the identification of new local, state, and national board members.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance, reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to the needs of donors.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of client portfolio management experience, either in the non-profit sector or a transferable field (sales, marketing, communications, etc.). An equivalent combination of education and work experience will also be considered.
  • Ability to lead and motivate partners within a matrixed organization to achieve results.
  • Experience with complex organizations that have a reputation for strategic thinking, organizational excellence, and bold action.
  • Demonstrated track record of forming donor relationships that result in annual gifts in the five and six- figure range, and experience soliciting multi-year commitments and seven-figure gifts preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as to be self-directed with a high degree of accountability.
  • Skilled at working cross-functionally with stakeholders, as well as high-level volunteers and boards.
  • Ability to manage projects, establish and monitor priorities, maintain flexibility, and meet deadlines with little direct supervision.
  • Ability to drive, manage and delegate project work; establish and monitor priorities and maintain flexibility while meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent strategic thinking, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding stewardship and relationship management skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required; experience with fundraising databases (e.g. Salesforce) is preferred.
  • Commitment to further Audubon’s efforts to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Interest, understanding and commitment to the conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitat is critical; as is the ability to communicate Audubon’s mission, goals, and programs effectively and with the highest professional standards.
  • Ability to travel approximately 50% of the time.

How To Apply

Ithaca, NY

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Cornell University

The Organization: Cornell University

Position Overview
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Cornell University

The School of Applied and Engineering Physics (AEP) at Cornell University seeks applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor. We especially encourage applications by members of groups historically underrepresented in AEP and STEM.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to develop a highly successful and internationally recognized independent research program and to participate effectively in the teaching of our core physics curriculum at the advanced undergraduate level. Research areas of interest include biophysics and biotechnology, optics and photonics, nanoscience and nanotechnology, novel instrumentation methods, quantum information science and technology, renewable energy, and materials physics. The successful applicant can expect a highly competitive level of support for the start-up of their research program. Considerable institutional resources at Cornell can strengthen this research program and support interdisciplinary and collaborative research ventures. In particular, successful candidates can benefit from association with one or more of Cornell’s interdisciplinary research centers, national facilities, and national resources listed at

Typically, postdoctoral experience is considered to be essential for Assistant Professor applicants. However, for exceptional candidates nearing the completion of their PhD, we can provide additional support in the form of a bridging fellowship for postdoctoral training before the start of the faculty position.

Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a publication list; a brief (3-page limit) statement of research interests; a teaching statement; a statement sharing the applicant’s experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to foster learning, research service, and/or outreach in a diverse community – applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application (see; and the names and complete contact information for at least three references: An automated message will be sent to all references requesting letters. Applications will begin to be evaluated starting 11/15/2023.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Flexible / Remote (within United States)

Executive Director, BuildUS

The Organization

BuildUS, a multi-donor fund to accelerate America’s transition toward a worker-centered, lower-carbon, and more equitable economy, is seeking its inaugural Executive Director as the fund launches this fall. Housed within the Amalgamated Charitable Foundation, the Fund will support the implementation of four landmark pieces of federal legislation—the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act—and will help ensure Americans, especially those from marginalized communities, see and feel the investments made possible by this legislation.

BuildUS is a philanthropic fund with an economic justice orientation that aims to maximize the economic and decarbonization potential of all four pieces of legislation by deploying grants to ensure that federal and private sector investments benefit communities of color, workers, and rural communities. To advance these goals, the Fund will deploy grants in four distinct areas: 1) accelerating state and local efforts to utilize federal investments, 2) empowering workers, 3) addressing bottlenecks and scaling solutions, and 4) facilitating communications and outreach at the local, state, and federal levels.

BuildUS is an effort by major philanthropies to address these needs while proactively building out partnerships between national, place-based, and issue-based funders. The fund is launching in September 2023 with an initial commitment of more than $50 million over the next three years, with ongoing efforts to raise additional funds. Initial funders include the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Marguerite Casey Foundation, Omidyar Network, the Open Society Foundations, the Skoll Foundation, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and other partners.

Position Overview


Reporting to the fund’s Steering Committee, the Executive Director will guide the strategy and execution of the BuildUS portfolio. The Executive Director will be a deeply mission driven and entrepreneurial leader. They will demonstrate the ability to set clear priorities and goals, make informed decisions, and stay agile to pivot in response to external conditions and impact data. The Executive Director will bring a nuanced understanding of philanthropy and economic justice, as well as an understanding of the intersectionality with diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice (DEIBJ), and the experiences of people with marginalized identities. Key responsibilities will include:

Strategic Leadership. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the Steering Committee and key partners to refine and execute the Fund’s grantmaking strategy, with an emphasis on realizing synergies across the four areas of strategic engagement. The ED will weigh in on learnings and impact at key stages. The ED will also uplift our values in fund communications, grantmaking and execution, maintaining a focus on equity across the portfolio, ensuring that resources are flowing to communities in an equitable manner, and that community and worker voices are uplifted as part of implementation efforts.

Network Stewardship and Fundraising. The Executive Director will build a network of government, community, non-profit, private, and philanthropic partners in support of the Fund’s goals. As a three-year fund, the ED will maintain a modest focus on fundraising in the first 18 months to maximize fund resources, engaging with philanthropic partners to align funding as well as ensure the Fund’s strategies and networks complement and reinforce other multi-donor philanthropic coalitions that share our goals.

Convening and Communication. The Executive Director will curate high impact convenings to build networks, align strategies and share learnings for our funders, grantees, and partners. The ED will also serve as the public face of our effort, representing BuildUS in a variety of fora to advance our mission and goals.

Management and Governance. The Executive Director will hire and manage a team of 3-5 staff as well as any required consultants. They will also plan and facilitate Steering Committee and Advisory Board meetings and regular communications with key constituencies. The ED will develop and manage the BuildUS budget in coordination with the Steering Committee and Amalgamated Charitable Foundation, which maintains final authority over all financial and legal aspects of the Fund’s work.


The Executive Director should be an entrepreneurial leader with a track record of organizational or campaign leadership, as well as building high performing teams. Skills, attributes, and experiences that may be particularly relevant include:

  • An entrepreneurial spirit, with an ability to strategize, test, pivot, and navigate ambiguity in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent stakeholder management along with an inclusive and collaborative leadership style that is appropriately humble and leverages the knowledge, networks, and expertise of partners to make good decisions and effectively advance the work.
  • Self-directed and motivated working style that is resourceful and able to prioritize, multitask, meet deadlines, and thrive in an independent work environment.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications with the ability to synthesize and present information via multiple mediums.
  • Knowledge, networks, or experience related to economic justice, work underpinned by a racial equity and/or system change analysis, state-based policy implementation, industrial strategy, climate, manufacturing and/or any of the areas of fund engagement.
  • Philanthropic experience, including portfolio development, knowledge of grantmaking and due diligence processes.
  • Fundraising experience, including knowledge of funder landscape, experience managing funder relationships and success at mobilizing funds from funders that could include foundations, high net worth individuals, labor unions, etc.
  • Experience managing organizations, people, budgets, and various types of risk (reputational, operational).
  • At least 15 years of relevant work experience.


Work Location:  This role is remote and can be based anywhere in the United States.

Salary and Benefits:  The salary range for this position is $225,000 – 275,000, commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is also provided through Amalgamated Charitable Foundation, which includes:

  • Excellent health benefits with 100% employer-paid coverage.
  • Respect for work-life balance, including a flexible work from home policy with a remote office stipend.
  • 20 days of vacation, 10 sick days, and 13 paid holidays.
  • Parental and caregiver leave options.
  • 401(k) with match.


Travel Expectations:  The Executive Director will be expected to travel approximately 25% of their time.

Length of Service:  The expected duration of the Fund and the Executive Director role is approximately three years.

How To Apply

This search is being led by Emily Wexler and Sarah Hecklau of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

Amalgamated Charitable Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We offer an excellent benefits package and a salary that is commensurate with experience.

New York, NY

Program Associate, Women's Rights, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

The Organization

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund is a private grantmaking foundation dedicated to advancing the realization of human rights and the effective advancement of social justice for all people. We ground our work in our respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and we prioritize the advancement of racial, gender, and economic justice across all our programs. Through domestic and international grantmaking, Wellspring strives to cultivate accountable social systems and structures that uphold human dignity, strengthen agency, and advance equity for all people, and to contribute to making real change that matters. As responsible stewards, we strive to maximize the impact of our charitable investments and make a tangible difference in shifting conditions that materially affect people’s lives. Wellspring has offices in New York, NY and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit

Position Overview

The Women’s Rights (WR) program seeks to advance gender justice by building a world in which women and girls in all their diversity — including the full range of gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations — enjoy autonomy and well-being. Informed by the perspectives of people with lived experiences of gender injustice, WR supports efforts to shift power, leadership, and resources to historically marginalized communities; advance gender-just policy and legal changes; and shift the narratives and increase the knowledge bases needed to advance gender justice. Advancing this mission requires tackling all forms of gendered oppression rooted in patriarchy and their intersections with racial, social, political, and economic oppression.


Wellspring Philanthropic Fund seeks a Program Associate to join its Women’s Rights Program. The Program Associate reports to the Program Director and works collaboratively with the Program Officers, Administrative Assistant, Grants Management team, and other Wellspring staff. Day-to-day, the Program Associate contributes to the following key priorities:

  • Grants process coordination
  • Program support
  • Communications, research and Institutional Learning


Grants process coordination

  • Coordinate the team’s grantmaking process, including entering information into the grants database.
  • Managing team grantmaking calendar to ensure a smooth grantmaking process, including communicating schedules with grantees.
  • Support “due diligence” in reviews of grant proposals and applicant organizations, including determining where additional information is needed from the applicant.
  • Coordinate grantee reporting process, including scheduling and documenting grantee reporting calls.
  • Liaise with Grants Management and the program team, serving as a compliance checkpoint to ensure that grantmaking stays within yearly budgets.
  • Develop familiarity with the Wellspring Grants Manual. Serve as a team resource on policies and procedures.


  • Work closely with program staff to support grantees across diverse themes and portfolios, both within the United States and globally. This may include:
  • Assist program staff with analyzing and summarizing grant proposals and drafting grant recommendations.
  • Assist program staff with tracking grantee work and outcomes, including reviewing reports, participating in meetings with grantees, and reading and tracking news and research that relates to the work.
  • Participate in grant meetings and site visits, take notes, and ensure follow-up.
  • Represent Wellspring at external meetings and conferences with partners, funders, and field leaders, including domestic and international travel. o Contribute to strategic plans, and the program team’s learning agenda.
  • Draft and edit grant evaluations and recommendations.
  • When necessary, work in collaboration with the Administrative Assistant to provide logistical and coordination support for program related activities.
  • Support the Program Director and the team with consultant procurement and selection process(es).
  • Support the Program Director as needed with overall program needs.

Communications, research and institutional learning

  • Research and prepare donor education materials and other information for Wellspring internal use, including presentation slides and regular donor updates.
  • Conduct research related to field developments, potential grantees, and other topics requested by the program team. Write short memos and issue briefs.
  • Convey information effectively through written and visual materials (i.e. graphics, memos, and slides, etc.).
  • Manage updates to senior leadership, including by collecting newsworthy items, grantee updates, and consulting with program officers on content edits.
  • Prepare, proofread, and edit written work as requested.
  • Recommend and implement improvements to team systems and work within project management platforms.


  • Participate on internal Wellspring advisory groups, task forces, and processes; as needed.


  • Familiarity with and strong commitment to women’s rights and gender justice, including in the Global South.
  • Knowledge of a range of human rights and social justice issues, including in the Global South.
  • Familiarity with and strong commitment to racial justice.
  • Master’s degree in related field highly preferred or equivalent experience, required.
  • Three to six years working in or with a feminist, human rights, or social justice organization.
  • Excellent and demonstrated English-language writing and editing skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese; highly preferred.
  • Strong research, analytic and organizational abilities.
  • Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience working with quantitative information, budgets and databases.
  • Ability to remain flexible, work independently and as a team player, and manage one’s own time.
  • Ability to handle confidential donor information with integrity and complete discretion.
  • Willingness to learn, be open to new ideas, and have fun.
  • Understands and values social justice, including racial and gender equity as an organizational operating principle – and is committed to continued learning on issues related to race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, equity, diversity, and inclusion.


  • Experience working in a grantmaking organization.
  • Experience working or studying in the Global South.


Salary range of $80,000 to $90,000 commensurate with experience. Wellspring offers a very generous benefits package including payment of 100% of the health insurance premiums for employees (and 80% of the premiums for spouses, domestic partners, and qualified family members). Wellspring also offers other benefits including life insurance, long-term disability protection, a group 401(k) retirement plan (with an employer match), support for continuing education, up to $5,250 in annual student loan repayment or college savings assistance for qualified dependents and is committed to providing transgender- inclusive healthcare.

For the full job description:  Program-Associate-Womens-Rights-Job-Description-2023.pdf (

How To Apply

For employment consideration, please submit an application to Subject Line: “WR-Program Associate– [YOUR NAME].” All applications must include:

  • A resumé;
  • thoughtful cover letter, including how you became aware of this opportunity (i e. job • portal, referral, etc.) and salary minimum requirements
  • one writing sample (no less than 3 and no more than 5 pages, attached in PDF format).

If we can make the application process easier through accommodation, please let us know.

NOTE: All applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of hire to be considered for this position.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with an anticipated closing date of Friday, October 6, 2023. We expect interviews to occur in October-November of 2023.

Poughkeepsie, New York

President and CEO, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

The Organization

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

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

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

How To Apply

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

Norwell, MA

Director of Development, NVNA and Hospice

The Organization

Founded in 1920 as Norwell Visiting Nurse Association, NVNA and Hospice currently provides high-quality care across the continuum of home health, palliative, and hospice care to patients and families from 27 communities. What started over 100 years ago with one nurse visiting homebound patients in one town is now a $30 million not-for-profit healthcare provider, 300 caregivers strong, earning many accolades, including the Five-Star Patient Experience Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. With the mantra of “neighbors helping neighbors,” NVNA and Hospice offers 24/7 compassionate and patient-focused care to a daily census of 800 patients and families in private homes, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities, or at its Pat Roche Hospice Home in Hingham.

Position Overview

NVNA and Hospice, the only independent non-profit home health and hospice agency serving Boston’s South Shore, seeks an experienced front-line fundraiser to join a growing philanthropy team poised to elevate giving after a decade of record-breaking fundraising outcomes. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Advancement and working closely with senior leadership and Charitable Fund Board of Trustees, the Director of Development (DoD) develops and maintains a robust portfolio of five- and six-figure donors and prospects with an eye toward increasing seven-figure giving. This key contributor fosters a culture of philanthropy and mission advancement across the organization, its volunteers, donors, and communities at large.

Position Summary:

The DoD implements and manages creative, effective strategies designed to interest, engage, and secure a wide range of key prospects and donors, using donor data and research in a metrics-mindful environment. The DoD develops and strengthens the prospect pipeline and manages a personal portfolio, establishing strong working relationships with administrative and volunteer leaders and staff who are central to donor engagement. Additionally, this key contributor provides counsel and direction to Major Gift/Annual Fund team members with a focus on advancing and closing gifts.


The ideal candidate is a mission-driven team player with authentic comfort working in a community and/or healthcare setting. Entrepreneurial, highly motivated and organized, this individual must have experience in portfolio management, generating new major gifts; proven success closing gifts at the five- and six-figure level; and be an effective communicator (interpersonal and written), listener, and relationship manager adept at working with a wide range of individuals. BA/BS degree and 8+ years’ fundraising experience.


How To Apply

This is a retained executive search of Exceptional Executive Search.
For inquiry and application, contact

Eden Prairie, MN

Project Manager - Strategic Initiatives, kp Companies


Project Manager, Strategic InitiativesMARGARET A. CARGILL PHILANTHROPIES

kpCompanies is leading the search for the Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives for Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. This individual provides project management support for organization-wide initiatives and prioritized cross-functional projects.


Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies (MACP) is the umbrella over the grantmaking foundations created by the late Margaret Cargill: Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and Anne Ray Foundation. MACP provides meaningful support through long-term relationships with strategic grantee partners across seven program domains: Environment, Arts & Cultures, Disaster Relief & Recovery, Environment, Animal Welfare, Quality of Life, Teachers & Students, and Legacy & Opportunity. The collective assets of MACP place it among the 10 largest philanthropies in the United States.

The two foundations have separate boards and investment portfolios but share a common mission of providing meaningful assistance and support to society, the arts, and the environment.

Margaret A. Cargill Foundation is a private foundation that came into existence upon Ms. Cargill’s death in August 2006. At year-end 2022, MACF’s assets are approximately $3.3 billion.

Anne Ray Foundation is a supporting organization, which may make grants only to beneficiary organizations specifically named by Ms. Cargill. Year-end 2022, ARF’s assets are approximately $4.7 billion.

MACP’s Philosophy of Grantmaking underscores the values and guiding principles of Margaret A. Cargill by: using education and innovation as a means to achieve core purposes; empowering people to be self-sufficient; maintaining a low profile while meeting the needs of others; supporting programs that could have a broad impact, having socially redeeming values and standards, and that value life; and relieving suffering in times of disaster. As a core element of its philosophy, MACP invests in long-term relationships with key grantee organizations in order to find solutions that are consistent with the values of both parties.


The Project Manager, Strategic Initiatives will help implement key strategic initiatives and operational priorities, contributing to organizational development and the success of the organization’s long-range strategic plans. This position will report to the Manager, Strategic Initiatives and is a member of the Strategic Planning team.


  • Work collaboratively with the Strategic Planning team to advance the interests and capabilities of the organization.
  • Support key aspects of complex, cross-functional projects and key initiatives.
  • Support Strategic Planning team in ensuring our practices and processes support and advance the organization’s vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Collaborate with project leaders from other functional areas to understand and pursue project objectives.
  • Develop and maintain project timelines, track milestones, and keep teams informed of project status.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute project activities.
  • Develop meeting agendas, prepare and deliver presentations, facilitate discussions, and summarize and communicate key takeaways and next steps.
  • Conduct research and analysis, as needed.
  • Proactively manage issues by surfacing problems and identifying potential solutions.
  • Provide change management support in a period of high organizational growth.
  • Support continuous learning efforts by identifying opportunities for improvement within and across projects.
  • Manage or lead special projects as assigned, including, but not limited to, projects that provide opportunities for our staff to stay connected to donor legacy, such as our annual Founder’s Day.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or similar field with 3 years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in the nonprofit sector.
  • Strong project management experience with proven ability to prioritize, develop realistic action plans, and work on multiple complex projects simultaneously while maintaining a high level of organization.
  • Experience working in management or strategy consulting preferred.
  • Experience with strategy development, process improvement, change management, organizational learning, or information management is preferred.
  • Ability to think strategically and analyze complex problems.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of complex information and convey it clearly and effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external business associates in alignment with organizational priorities and values.
  • Strong sense of integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness; ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and discretion internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated high commitment to intercultural understanding and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to addressing racism and other social inequities.

Ability to travel on occasion, both domestic and international.


  • The work environment is an office setting with a designated workspace at the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies office in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and optional remote work up to 2 days per week.
  • This position is primarily sedentary with an adjustable sit/stand desk.
  • This position requires regular use of a computer to complete work responsibilities. It also includes regularly working with other office equipment and communication technology, such as videoconferencing, telephone, copy machine, and printer.
  • The person in this position must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, attend meetings or events, etc.
  • This role also frequently performs multiple tasks simultaneously and works closely with others as a team. Occasionally, the person in this role may be required to adjust to time pressures and frequent changes. This role may require an irregular schedule or overtime.
  • Occasional or intermittent physical activities include bending, reaching, twisting, stooping, and climbing.

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; they are intended to provide a general framework of the position’s requirements. Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this description.

MACP has identified a salary range of $78,000 – $87,000 for this role. Actual starting salary of the candidate will be commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position.

MACP benefits are generous and include:

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Professional development benefits, including opportunities to participate in relevant membership organizations and external learning activities.
  • A tuition reimbursement for employees pursuing college or advanced degrees or a certificate.
  • Strong medical, dental, and vision benefits for staff and their dependents with competitive monthly premiums and flexible spending accounts.
  • Reduced work week for all staff, with half-day closures on Fridays, year-round.
  • Minimum of four weeks of paid time off and a week-long year-end office closure.
  • Retirement programs, including 401(k) matching at 5%, with access to employer-paid financial planning resources.
  • In addition, the Organization may provide a discretionary contribution to employees 401(k) plans that vest over a five-year period.
  • Matching gift program for charitable donations.
  • Additional benefits include an employee assistance plan, an onsite fitness room, paid parental leave, and tuition reimbursement.

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropic Services, LLC is committed to fully including all qualified individuals interested in this role. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Nidhi Tyagi at

We know that engaging, building trust, and making a difference rely on a truly diverse organization’s collective wisdom and strength. With this in mind, we strongly welcome the interest of people who bring various lived experiences, including people of color, all gender identities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and others excited to contribute their skills to our work. Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies is an equal opportunity employer, and we consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.  MACP is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropic Services, LLC is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals interested in this role. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Nidhi Tyagi at


MACP has partnered with kpCompanies in this search. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations (COMBINE DOCUMENTS INTO 1 UPLOAD) no later than 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 8th, 2023. All submissions are received in the strictest confidence. You can apply here.


We consistently work to make our community a stronger, more equitable place. In order to fulfill our mission, we understand that employing a diverse team of knowledgeable, passionate individuals who reflect our community is vital. To that end, the Foundation’s staff consistently works to ensure that our recruiting activities and hiring plan align with our commitment to equitable hiring practices


Vice President, Local Partnerships, American Journalism Project

The Organization: American Journalism Project

We’re a small but entrepreneurial team working to re-shape the future of local news in our country. We’re passionate about journalism, civic engagement, and how local news plays a unique role in shaping our democracy. We help build and grow sustainable local news organizations all over the country — through financial investment, venture support, and movement building — that are governed by, sustained by, and look like the public they serve. Learn about our grantees.

Our team is deeply connected to our mission and supportive of each others’ goals and overall well-being. We aim to be an organization where everyone feels heard, respected, and valued. We are an entirely remote, distributed team and strive to maintain a healthy, fun, and productive workplace, working alongside smart, energetic colleagues who enjoy one another and the work. Meet our full team.

Position Overview

The VP will lead AJP’s efforts to  secure funding for the American Journalism Project’s local fundraising efforts.

The VP will work with our Program Team to achieve ambitious revenue goals, will serve as interim heads of development for our startup studio organizations and then oversee the hiring and onboarding of a permanent local fundraising executive.

Our ideal candidate is a fundraising professional who has expertise in pursuing six- to eight-figure contributions and grants, particularly major gifts, as well as experience with project management; building systems and processes for fundraising; and engaging local communities and constituencies.

The VP will lead the strategy, execution and portfolio management of our local fundraising efforts and have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop the overall fundraising and stewardship strategy for the Program Team’s place-based work — our Local Philanthropy Partnerships and Startup Studio — across diverse revenue streams: major gifts from foundations, individuals, and corporate support
  • Define and meet fundraising goals for the each place-based project
  • Prepare Chief Investment Officer, and leaders and board members of our startup organizations, for fundraising, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.  Lead in preparation efforts for major fundraising meetings and solicitations; build new external relationships as appropriate, thoughtfully advancing complex partnerships and demonstrating excellent presentation and communication skills to connect prospects to the missions of the American Journalism Project and our place-based partners and projects.
  • Provide leadership throughout prospecting, cultivation and stewardship efforts, ensuring every element of engagement is strongly executed towards securing revenue; work with team to oversee the execution of deliverables such as proposals and reports
  • Work across our Program and Advancement Teams to oversee the coordination of information with our Advancement Team’s systems for gift solicitation, management, reporting, and stewardship
  • Assist with our startups’ board development and management; act as a key liaison to the boards on fundraising
  • Manage and mentor a team of currently 1 FTE, as well as managing any fundraising consultants and vendors
  • Act as interim head of development for our startups and work with the team on recruiting, hiring and onboarding startup staff, particularly development leadership

Who you are

We know not all strong candidates will have all the skills we list. That’s OK. Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply for a position if they don’t meet every skill listed. At the American Journalism Project, we are committed to creating a better, more diverse, and more inclusive news ecosystem, and that starts with doing the work ourselves. So if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, but you know this is the role for you – please tell us!

This role might be a fit if you are:

  • Strategic leader: You thrive at understanding and navigating through complexity and setting clear strategy and prioritization. You love to see a complex problem and come up with a clear solution.
  • Excellent communicator: You excel at written and verbal communication. You are able to effectively communicate strategy and distill impact in a way that can inspire external stakeholders.
  • Goal and mission-oriented: You live and breathe our overall fund goals. You manage against personal goals regularly. You manage and track yourself to goals consistently, but you also think holistically about how we are bringing in new support.
  • Collaborative and agile: You love people and you are the kind of person that brings energy to a meeting. You excel at collaborating across teams without direct authority. You see fundraising as a team sport and leverage others appropriately. You bring others into your thinking on how to advance leads.
  • Fundraising experience: An ideal candidate would have significant philanthropic experience, a demonstrated track-record of seeking and securing six- to eight-figure gifts, and tangible experience expanding and cultivating existing donor relationships over time. Knowledge and experience in the field of journalism are preferred.
  • Committed mentor: You are ready to provide guidance and advice to the passionate, emerging leaders on your team and within our grantee organizations. You provide encouragement and frank, honest, and constructive feedback. You take initiative in the mentorship relationship, but allow the mentee to take responsibility for their growth, development, and career planning.
  • Systems-thinker and pattern-spotter: Our goals are cross-organizational and very little can be accomplished without the input and collaboration of others. You love working across teams, spotting patterns, and facilitating processes that enable effective collaboration.
  • Committed to equity: You bring experience of managing across lines of difference. You’ve worked with organizations led by BIPOC and/or nonprofits that have a track record of serving diverse communities and bring a fluency that has been shaped by those experiences.
  • Bold and mission-oriented: You wake up every day terrified about the future of local news in our country but boldly optimistic that we can reimagine our country’s local news infrastructure. You work with urgency to get us there faster.
  • Ready to travel if needed but also excited to work for a remote organization: We are a fully virtual team. However, travel is occasionally needed to achieve the overall objectives of this role.
  • Fun and supportive: We are working hard to reimagine the future of local news and our mission is vitally important to the future of our country. We also love the people we work with and love to laugh.

How To Apply

Please submit an application through our link. Download the full job description here. If you have any questions please feel free to email with “VP, Local Partnerships” in the subject line.

Denver, CO

Investment Manager – Marketable Investments, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization: Colorado Health Foundation

At the Foundation, we believe that keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead us to better health. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work in communities across Colorado. For example, our cornerstones are designed to help ensure that:

  • We serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and prioritize Coloradans of color.
  • We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.
  • We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Candidates must have a personal commitment and connection with our mission and cornerstones; work well in ambiguity and managing change; and proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day responsibilities. They will need to be able to apply principles of health equity and racial justice across all of their investment work.

Position Overview

The Foundation is happy to announce an opening for the position of Investment Manager – Marketable Investments. This position works directly with the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), and as part of a small team, in the oversight and management of the Foundation’s Managed Investment Portfolio (MIP), a global diversified portfolio of public and private investments. The Investment Manager will assist in the due diligence, selection, and monitoring of investment opportunities in the MIP.

The Investment Manager plays an important role in MIP oversight and management.

– Collaborating with the CIO, Investment Consultant, and other service providers on the evaluation of new investment strategies across global equities, fixed income, credit, absolute return, and other marketable alternatives opportunities

  • Providing document preparation and oversight in coordination with outside counsel
  • Monitoring existing investment managers
  • Sourcing investment opportunities and funds
  • Conducting due diligence regarding potential investment initiatives
  • Conduct research and analysis on a variety of investment topics such as strategic asset allocation, portfolio stress testing, tactical investment strategies, asset class reviews, and rebalancing to manage exposures.
    – Preparation of reports and investment recommendations for staff and board committee

Qualified candidates must have at a minimum:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and four years’ experience at an endowment, foundation, or similar allocator role
  • Solid analytical skills in quantitative and qualitative investment evaluation
  • Proven ability to work independently and proactively, within a team, and across multiple projects simultaneously
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, both written and spoken
  • High level of professional integrity demonstrated through past professional roles
  • Ability to travel two to five days a month, domestic and international

In addition to the above requirements, an advanced degree in finance and/or CFA is preferred.

It’s an exciting time to join the Foundation whose assets include a complex investment portfolio valued at approximately $2.75 billion and whose annual grant making is in excess of $100 million. The Foundations benefits are robust and include heavily subsidized medical premiums, 401(k) match, and generous paid leave programs. The Foundation also provides relocation assistance. The starting range for this position is $163,100 – $195,700 paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits. At the current time, there is no bonus structure associated with this position.

This is a full-time position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of required travel. You must currently reside in, or be willing to relocate to, the Denver Metro Area for this position. We work on a hybrid schedule of three days in-office (required) and two days remote.  No full-time remote is available. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through their professional contributions.

How To Apply

Interested candidates may submit their resumes and cover letters on the Colorado Health Foundation’s website (

This position closes on 10/9/23.

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply

Mountain View, CA (remote possible)

Vice President, Legal Affairs, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Organization

For the past 19 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 Vice President, Legal Affairs. This role is critical to helping the Foundation structure donor and grant agreements, as SVCF is the recipient of large and complex gifts and makes grants locally, nationally, and around the world. This position is also charged with ensuring that SVCF remains in compliance with relevant laws, regulations and contract agreements.

This position offers a competitive salary range of $250,000 to $275,000 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.

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