Washington, DC

Chief of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture, National Center for Family Philanthropy

The Organization

NCFP was founded in 1997 to 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) invites nominations and applications for a Chief of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture (COEC). In partnership with visionary philanthropic families, NCFP activates and equips a diverse community of philanthropic families to embrace a bold vision and realize their greatest potential. Over the last two years, NCFP has refreshed its strategic direction to support families to be more intentional, effective, and values-based in their philanthropy. As the third member of its executive leadership team, the Chief of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture will build out systems, practices, and policies that will promote the health and success of the organization and nurture an innovative, inclusive culture of learning and improvement.

NCFP is in the second year of implementing a new internal staffing structure and shifting operations to support implementation of its strategic plan. As part of this shift, the new role of Chief of Organizational Effectiveness and Culture will take the lead in creating and implementing an overall strategy to help teams, managers, and individuals become more aligned and effective in their roles. NCFP seeks a dynamic leader to oversee NCFP performance management, planning and learning, financial management, and operations. They will manage information flow, integrate and connect teams, support effective governance, and implement organizational best practices using an equity lens. The successful candidate will bring a broad toolkit of skills and experience in organizational design, systems and data/information management, change management, performance management, and human-centered policies and practices that support organizational effectiveness and agility in highly dynamic times.

They will be a strong listener, communicator, and bridger who can integrate NCFP values, including an equity lens, into NCFP operations to help bring about meaningful change. Reporting to the CEO, Nick Tedesco, the COEC will act as an internal consultant and thought partner, holding staff and teams accountable and aligned with overall organization-wide vision and goals. They will nurture a culture of continuous learning at all levels. They will maintain a holistic view of teams’ work while building relationships to gain insight into opportunities for staff and Board development, and potential barriers to success.

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, status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. NCFP prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

The salary range for this position is $150,000 – 180,000 plus benefits, which include paid vacation; 10 holidays; new parent leave; 100% employee premium paid for medical/dental/vision insurance; 5% retirement contribution; short and long-term disability and life insurance; and professional development.

How To Apply

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

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs 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 website.

If you would like to submit a nomination for this role, please email Sarah at: shecklau@npag.com

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