Sacramento, CA

Director of Impact & Strategic Partnerships, Sacramento Region Community Foundation

The Organization

Through focused leadership and advocacy that inspire partnerships and expand giving.  As the trusted steward of charitable assets, a community catalyst for meaningful change, and the advocate for shaping vital impact through philanthropy, we provide leadership and work with others to produce a thriving community exemplified by opportunities for all to:

  • Reside and work in a vibrant economy
  • Benefit from a strong nonprofit sector
  • Flourish through the strength of our diversity
  • Live with a sense of dignity and self-worth

In 2015, the Foundation launched four Strategic Initiatives (SIs), and since then its Impact Department has seen fast growth in its strategic community engagement efforts, leveraging other impact and philanthropic opportunities for the Foundation. The four SIs are: 1) Expanding Philanthropy in the Social Economy; 2) Connecting the Regional Food Economy; 3) Preparing Students to Succeed in the New Economy and 4) Transforming the Creative Economy. In partnership with the Foundation’s many donors, grantees, community partners, and Foundation board and staff, the Impact team ensures that the Foundation’s overall impact area goals and objectives are achieved according to national compliance standards.

Position Overview

This work is guided by the Chief Impact & Strategy Officer together with the Impact Department to advance the Foundation’s four-county region (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo) through its general grantmaking, programs, and Strategic Initiatives. As a key member of the Impact team, the Director of Impact & Strategic Partnerships will serve as a dynamic, engaged contributor working to develop and implement new approaches to promote and lead the Foundation’s Expanding Philanthropy and Social Economy and Connecting the Regional Food Economy initiatives. As either team lead or collaborating staff member, the Director will be responsible for the development and management of several primary impact areas:

  1. Curating programmatic content and evaluating and administering a portfolio of grants for assigned SIs;
  2. Engaging in the community by serving as a Foundation representative for grantee or other impact-related events or opportunities;
  3. Working with Foundation fundholders, as necessary, to guide them in their grantmaking to impact areas; and
  4. Other special program or administrative duties as needed.

Capacity-building is a core issue that supports all of the Foundation’s SIs. Embracing an entrepreneurial spirit and approach, the Director of Impact & Strategic Partnerships will lead the Foundation’s efforts to build the capacity of the capital region’s social sector by cultivating knowledge of trends in philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and developments in the SIs and incorporating this knowledge within and outside the Foundation. The Director will help build and strengthen capacity building metrics and serve as a thought partner to grantees and community partners, with an eye toward helping create a pathway for the Foundation to make impactful and strategic grants, emphasizing the importance of unrestricted funding.

The ideal candidate has a record of strong community engagement, grounded in equity and inclusion, and focused on how diverse perspectives and opportunities for participation from all communities—especially those disproportionately underrepresented—lead to improved outcomes. Familiarity with philanthropic approaches, requirements and processes, nonprofits and/or grantmaking experience is required. The successful candidate has a demonstrated capacity to think strategically, take initiative, and execute strategies, as well as the ability to define program objectives, evaluate progress, and manage budgets and complex projects in a deadline-driven and high-achieving environment.

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The Sacramento Region Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Position will be open until filled. Interested applicants are requested to submit cover letter and resume to:

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