Washington, DC

Chief Impact Officer, National Center for Family Philanthropy

The Organization

NCFP was founded to successfully meet the needs of philanthropic families, their staff, and advisors. It was a nascent time for the field. Organizations serving philanthropists were not common. Donor advised funds were not ubiquitous. NCFP was instrumental in organizing and building a base of knowledge to support the development of a now recognized field of family philanthropy.

Today, the field of philanthropy is crowded with consultants, financial advisors, membership organizations, formal geography or issue-based giving vehicles, and academic centers. Over the past few years, the pace of change in external context has rapidly accelerated as the field reckons with national disruption, the effects of climate change, health crises and long-standing structural inequities. Family philanthropy is confronted with a world where justice-minded and effective social impact investment requires proximity to communities that philanthropists aim to serve and learn from. Younger generations are more frequently contemplating the intersections of critical societal problems, like the effect climate change has on communities of color and their range of economic mobility.

Under these conditions, NCFP is called to respond to its community of family philanthropists with support that is agile, evolving, and increasingly co-created by stakeholders and partners in the field.

Position Overview

The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is pleased to invite nominations and applications for a Chief Impact Officer (CIO). In collaboration and partnership with visionary philanthropic families, NCFP seeks to unlock the total potential of philanthropic families to create meaningful and enduring change.

The National Center for Family Philanthropy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of NCFP to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. NCFP prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

Today, the field of family philanthropy is calling for support to respond to an increasingly complex world, such that individual and collective social-impact investments are more strategic, justice-minded, and effective. Technological advances are allowing us to engage, magnify, and measure impact in ways we could not have envisioned 20 years ago. Covid-19 has further pushed the nonprofit and philanthropic sector to reimagine systems of funding and support for addressing growing health and economic crises. Motivations for engaging in philanthropy, the structures that support giving, and the very definitions of philanthropy and family, are changing and being challenged.

NCFP seeks a dynamic leader who will partner with the CEO to build out the business model, next-stage programming, and infrastructure at NCFP in ways that will enable the organization to respond to most effectively, and support, the changing field of family philanthropy. The successful candidate will bring experience in funding and revenue models, culture building, change management, and organizational design that will support a high-level of organizational effectiveness in a highly dynamic time. They will be a strong listener, communicator, and storyteller who can articulate and amplify the values, lived experiences, and lessons that demonstrate the total potential and impact that family philanthropists can have to bring about meaningful change.

The Chief Impact Officer at NCFP is invited to integrate the impact strategy of the organization with its business model and program offerings, creating the conditions that will allow NCFP to develop critical sector partnerships; identify, synthesize, and build upon important developments in the field; and cultivate strong relationships with families seeking greater effectiveness in their social-impact investments. The CIO will contribute to the evolution and execution of NCFP’s next-stage vision for supporting the sector, bringing deep knowledge of family philanthropy as well as leadership in supporting responsive deployment of resources into issues and communities that families care about most. The CIO will drive NCFP’s internal integration across organizational functions, aligning revenue strategies with relationship management and programs. They will lead the design and execution of a measurement and learning plan, which will require implementing systems and tools as well as building a culture of using data for continuous improvement. The CIO will be a leader and advisor on centering equity in both the organizational context and the philanthropic relationship. They will support the development of philanthropic craft that utilizes a range of tools, structures, and approaches toward more authentic, more collaborative, more strategic, and less transactional relationships with social impact partners.

The salary range for this position is $140,000 – 160,000 plus benefits, which include paid vacation; 10 holidays; new parent leave; 100% employee premium paid for medical/dental/vision insurance; retirement contribution; short and long-term disability and life insurance; and professional development.

For the full position description and to apply, please visit: https://npag.com/current-searches-all/ncfpcii

How To Apply

For more about the National Center for Family Philanthropy, please visit: https://www.ncfp.org

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs, Paola Peacock-Villada, and Sarah Hecklau of the talent strategy firm, NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.

If you would like to submit a nomination for this role, please email: ncfp-cio@npag.com

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