Los Angeles, CA

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Weingart Foundation

The Organization

Weingart Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation advancing racial, social, and economic justice in Southern California. Founded in 1951 by Ben and Stella Weingart, the Foundation has provided over $1 billion in grants and loans to thousands of organizations across the region. By strengthening organizations focused on providing critical services and building power in communities of color, the Weingart Foundation is demonstrating what is possible when we invest and trust in our partners.

Position Overview

Weingart Foundation seeks a new Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships to further develop and manage strategic relationships with policy makers, other foundations, community leaders and other key stakeholders in the region to expand and amplify the impact, visibility, and strategic efficacy of the foundation. The Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships is a senior leadership position that will help amplify and advance the mission of the Foundation, while expanding the reach and presence of its Chief Executive Officer.  As a key advisor reporting to the CEO, the Senior Director will develop, manage, and oversee strategic partnerships including those associated with immigration, housing reform and other areas of grantmaking focus.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of working collaboratively with and directing teams; working closely with and achieving success with community and governmental leaders; the ability to manage external contractors, consultants, and partners; and experience creating budgets or allocating resources to optimize impact. The ideal candidate will be a “Servant Leader” who can build rapport with program officers, colleagues, and Board members, to deliver high performance while fostering a culture of inclusion, excellence, creativity, and collaboration.

The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of relevant experience working for racial, economic, and social change, including but not limited to the nonprofit, public, private and/or philanthropic, media sectors. Experience should include a combination of external affairs (coalitions, campaigns, partnerships, government alliances, etc.) and strategic communications with a strong track record of results, as well as senior management experience.

While an undergraduate degree in management, public administration, communications, or a relevant field is preferred and a graduate degree is a plus, neither are required. The Foundation values life experiences in the various issues and geographic areas that we serve.

The salary for this position $180,000 – $200,000. The Foundation also provides a generous benefits package. This exempt position is full-time and primarily in-office.

How To Apply

The position is open until filled.  First consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, November 27, 2023. To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please electronically submit your resume and a cover letter of interest to The Byers Group: weingart.senior.director@byersgroupca.com.  The letter of interest should outline why you are interested in joining the Weingart Foundation and your relevant accomplishments.  A complete job description is available at The Byers Group website.

Confidential inquiries are encouraged and can be directed to: Ms. Brett Byers, 323-403-8279, brett@byersgroupca.com and/or Ms. Christine Boulware at 312-391-6098, christine@byersgroupca.com.

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