Washington, DC

Director of Development and Community, 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 Director of Fund Development and Community (Director). In collaboration with visionary philanthropic families as partners, NCFP unlocks the 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 intersectional 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.

The new Director of Development and Community is invited to build upon NCFP’s strong base of support from families and partner organizations who engage as participants, investors, community members, and co-creators in NCFP’s efforts to catalyze and strengthen the field of family philanthropy. Reporting to the Chief Impact Officer and in direct partnership with the CEO, the new Director will contribute to the evolution and execution of NCFP’s next-stage vision internally and externally. Internally, the Director will lead the work of the development team, supporting alignment and integration of fundraising strategy with the work of the program and events teams, leveraging data and technology to ensure NCFP supporters experience the responsive programming, community building, and impact that their contributions enable. Externally, the Director will build upon his/her/their deep understanding of the field of philanthropy to identify and cultivate opportunities for families and partner organizations to meaningfully engage with and support NCFP.

NCFP seeks a proven fundraiser and partnership builder with a minimum 10 years of experience across a variety of fundraising strategies, including campaigns, and relevant knowledge of the field of philanthropy – particularly with family philanthropy, high-net-worth individuals, and institutional donors. The successful candidate will be an exceptional relationship builder, increasing rapport, trust, and investment across a diverse and growing community of passionate stakeholders. S/he/they will be a strong listener, communicator, and storyteller who can articulate and amplify the values, lived experiences, and lessons that demonstrate the potential and impact of the work.

The salary for this position is $125,000 – $145,000 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/ncfpddc

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 and Andres Marcuse-Gonzalez of 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-ddc@npag.com

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